Congressional Reform Act of 2011

I received this forwarded message and thought it sounds good, even though it would and could never happen, at least not with the gov't we currently have. I still think it is worth reading though.

This is something I will fight for and I hope you all read it all the way through. You will be glad you did.

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971...before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure.

I'm asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

1. Term Limits.

12 years only, one of the possible options below..

A. Two Six-year Senate terms
B. Six Two-year House terms
C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

2. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.

The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.

Thanks for reading.

Will J. Robertson

Top Gun 2 in the works

Located this Top Gun mash-up on the article from TechCrunch and it reminds me of how good that movie was and how much I love the theme. Will be interesting to see how well a sequel holds up. Tom Cruise will need a fairly major role to make the film work. Top Gun 2 cannot exist without Maverick.
On a side note, related to the film clip above, I have always considered the Top Gun theme to be the best of all themes as it contains all the elements of a movie within it. What I was thinking is putting clips of Top Gun to its theme as was done with the movie above. I am not sure how it would be done, but it is something that I would like to try. Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks for reading and have a great day!


The September Update

It is the end of September, just days away from my 31st birthday, and I am thinking of what I should do with this blog.  I have not been very active with it and that is mainly because I use Facebook and Twitter to convey everything as they are so easy to use.  They might as well be my blog.  This platform, Posterous, is mainly good for long-form and maybe for audio posts.  I am just not sure what I will do with it.  Over the next several month, I will think about it and make a final decision probably by the end of the year, likely between Christmas and New Year's.  And right now, I am leaning towards dropping it.  I won't delete it, just cease posting.  Or, perhaps I will use solely as my audio hosting provider.  Will see what happens.  

If you have any suggestions or ideas, I am listening.  Add your comments and let me know what you think.  
Thanks for reading and have a great day!


p.s. Happy Birthday, Jimmy Carter!

August Update

Hello there.  I know it has been awhile, actually over a month really, since my last posting, but here I am, typing away, spilling my guts to the world once again.  What shall I say in this posting?  I will tell you that I am still seeking employment, I have a girlfriend, and I am still living with my parents.  Two of those three items will hopefully change before this year is out.  You can guess which two. *wink, wink*  

So, what else shall I mention?  How about that I saw The Expendables recently and I must say that I highly recommend it for anyone who, like me, enjoys action/adventure and very little romance in their films.  It was thoroughly entertaining and had the right amount of humor, especially the inside joke regarding Arnold.  You need to be a Californian to get it, in my humble opinion.  

The other item on my mind is political in nature, as that is a subject that I fully enjoy and can rattle on about for a while, as anyone who knows me can tell you.  Politics is a blood sport, some would say, and I am ready for it.  Or am I?  Time will tell indeed.  So, the political item today that I am thinking of is Obama and the mosque issue.  Where to build a religious house of worship.  Should it be near where the twin towers once stood?  Is Obama anti-American?  I have nothing further to say on this topic, it bores me, and I will now move on to other, more important items of interest.  

Such!  Yes, the new NFL season is nearly upon us and, as always, I will be cheering on my Oakland Raiders with great delight.  They won the first pre-season game against Dallas and they will challenge the Bears next.  Go Raiders!!

That is all for this update, this random thought, this post.  Thank you for visiting and come back soon.


Sunday Fireworks

It was a wonderful Fourth of July and I had a great time, as always, shooting off the safe and sane fireworks that were purchased for oodles of dinero from local fireworks booths.  It's something about the smell of gunpowder that gets me excited and I always want to light some more.  Good stuff!  Hope everyone had an equally great time and can't wait to do it again next year! 

Have a great day! 

Great day for America and freedom! Guns of Liberty!

Though this decision was widely expected, it does not go nearly as far as I had hoped. All gun laws need to be struck down as unconstitutional and all gun opponents need to be shown the door. Guns have not and can not kill, only people can kill people. This narrow decision shows ever more how important it is that the right people be a part of the court. Elena Kagan is not right for America!

Amplify’d from
Justices extend gun owner rights nationwide

The Associated Press
Monday, June 28, 2010; 10:46 AM

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court held Monday that the Constitution's Second Amendment restrains government's ability to significantly limit "the right to keep and bear arms," advancing a recent trend by the John Roberts-led bench to embrace gun rights.

By a narrow, 5-4 vote, the justices also signaled, however, that some limitations on the right could survive legal challenges.

Writing for the court in a case involving restrictive laws in Chicago and one of its suburbs, Justice Samuel Alito said that the Second Amendment right "applies equally to the federal government and the states."

The court was split along familiar ideological lines, with five conservative-moderate justices in favor of gun rights and four liberals opposed. Chief Justice Roberts voted with the majority.

The Supreme Court already has said that most of the guarantees in the Bill of Rights serve as a check on state and local, as well as federal, laws.


Mario Party 8 on the Wii

I know it's been awhile since my last post. I figured a picture would be a great way to return. I will attempt to get back to a regular schedule soon. Until then, enjoy this image from my personal favorite Wii game, Mario Party 8. I like to play as Luigi.
All the best!
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