Can Obama “alert” your phone?

A couple weeks ago I gave up my decade long use of Blackberry phones. It was a tough decision, but my old 3G phone was acting up plus there were a couple apps I wanted that I couldn’t load to the Blackberry.

So I got an Android. As I was removing all the Google apps – not an easy task – I came across one app called EMERGENCY ALERT.

Emergency Alerts app

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There are 4 alerts but only 3 can be ‘checked’ or ‘unchecked’. You’ll notice in the photo that the top alert is ‘grayed-out’ meaning I can’t choose to unclick it. It says: Presidential alert – Mandatory alert.

Think about the times we might get an alert from the current Prez.

  • Nuclear war from Iran, Russia or Korea – kiss your arse goodbye!
  • An alert that he’s set up martial law.
  • An alert that he’s now the Dictator.
  • Distribute propaganda.

I tweeted about this and received a number of comments from people who DID NOT like this. The I-Phone people said they had the Emergency Alerts app but that the Presidential Alert wasn’t on their phone. I guess Obama has more influence with Google than with Apple.

The reason this is so disturbing is that we have lost so many of our freedoms with Obama’s tenure and those of us who read “1984” see this as an another intrusion. I hate to think how the FCC’s Net Neutrality Law will control what we can see and write!!

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Hollywood is irrelevant

I seldom watch the Oscars because I just don’t find the show very interesting and it’s WAY too long. What other industry or profession makes such a big deal to reward themselves for ‘doing their job’!  I’m also not a movie-goer so there’s that.

I didn’t watch last night but was interested in knowing whether the loony liberals would give any awards to American Sniper. It was a movie that I did bother to see like millions of other patriots. I thought it was outstanding and Bradley Cooper’s performance was amazing!

AmericanSniper
Hollywood likes money so one would think that the record-setting $320 million receipts would have been rewarded. I heard this morning that the movie grossed more than the other 7 movies combined that were nominated for Best Picture.

However, Hollywood proved once again that they’re irrelevant by totally snubbing a non-lib movie, only awarding it one Oscar for “sound”. Let’s be honest … the movie was snubbed because it was about George W’s war and because Clint Eastwood did that very funny ‘chair routine’ at the Republican Convention.

There is some payback. Oscar viewership was a 6-year low with a 16% drop in viewers versus 2014. So Hollywood not only favors movies that people don’t want to watch, they also reward themselves at a show America doesn’t want to watch either.
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GOP Presidential Candidates – Update

There have been a few updates since I last posted the list of GOP potential candidates. Most recently Mitt Romney announced that he will not run. His absence is said to be a benefit to other establishment “RINO” candidates like Jeb and Christie.

I’m reading on Twitter that more and more people are saying we really need a Governor since under Obama the country is in such a mess. We need someone with a proven track record of managing a state – a mini-country. While some of the Senators are ‘exciting’, Senators don’t have the experience … as we’ve learned with Obama.

Scott Walker, Wisconsin Governor, recently excelled in Iowa, leading the list of contenders. Also being mentioned as other Conservative Governors are John Kasich, Ohio Governor, and Rick Perry, recent Texas Governor.

One thing is sure so far, the GOP has a deep bench of strong candidates. The Dems only have Hillary, with lots of “baggage” and maybe our favorite comedian, Joe Biden.

2016 candidates

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Buckeyes are “Undisputed” National Champs

Buckeyes are National Champs
Wow, what a game! The Bucks beat the Ducks 42-20 … even with a 3rd string quarterback … and with four turnovers. That’s amazing. We’re so proud of them!

Empire State Bldg

The NYC Empire State Building recognized the Bucks’ win by lighting it up in scarlet and gray.

There was some humor on Twitter as someone noticed the similarity of the ref to Bob Newhart, a name which ended up “trending” on Twitter. Eventually the REAL Bob responded on Twitter saying that since he no longer was working in a series, he decided to take a new job. :-)Bob Newhart vs ref

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2016 GOP Presidential Candidates

Are we ready for the 2016 political games to begin? The GOP has many qualified potential candidates being discussed. The initial disagreement will be candidates from “The Establishment RINOS” vs the conservative side of the party.  The conservatives point out that the last two elections offered up moderate or RINO candidates – and they lost!

One subject that may be debated is the citizenship qualification to be President. Obama’s birth certificate has never been verified nor whether his Indonesian citizenship was revoked, leading people to question his seemingly anti-American position in many of his desired policies. That citizenship qualification is certain to be debated for Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal. They all have parents that were born in other countries, leading questions to their total allegiance to America even though they are U.S. citizens.

  • Ted Cruz was born in Canada but has/had dual citizenship since his mother was born in U.S. His father was born in Cuba. Earlier this year, Ted gave up his Canadian citizenship.
  • Marco Rubio was born here, but both parents were born in Cuba.
  • Bobby Jindal was born here, but both parents were born in India.

After Obama’s weak background of no management experience, many people are saying we need to elect a Governor to get us out of the mess we’re in. Governors in effect run small countries and must negotiate well with both parties in order to balance budgets – a requirement for the states. We need their executive experience, plus it’s very easy to check their record for success or failure. Much of the credit Obama takes for jobs and unemployment rate, came as a result of hard-working GOP Governors such as Rick Perry, John Kasich and Scott Walker.

I prepared this graphic to illustrate the differences/similarities of the people that “may” be considering a presidential run. Eventually I can “x-out” names as they go away or implode between now and 2016.

2016 GOP candidates

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Ohio Senators Vote Against CRomnibus

Last night the Senate voted to approve the CRomnibus spending bill … 56 For, 40 Against. Unlike the House of Representatives, both of the Ohio Senators voted ‘NO’ against the bill.

  • Rob Portman (R) 55%
  • Sherrod Brown (D) 4%

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