Photograph Evidence Proves Postal Service Doomed to Fail

Photographic evidence proves the U.S. Postal Service is doomed to fail!  Okay, perhaps that’s a bit strong.  Still, I challenge anyone to consider the photos shown in this piece and prove my statement incorrect.

Is it any wonder the U.S. Postal Service loses billions of dollars annually?  Photo details at  http://BobMcCarty.com/2014/02/27/.

This photo, taken Jan. 12, 2014, bolsters my argument that the U.S. Postal Service is doomed to fail? Read about it at http://BobMcCarty.com/2014/02/27/.

On Jan. 12, I snapped a photo above while visiting my St. Louis-area post office.  When I returned home, I shared the photo on my Facebook page, accompanied by the caption below:

Perhaps I hadn’t noticed it before during my regular trips to the local post office, but it seems one of two things is going on with the banner shown in this photo: Either the USPS folks are way ahead of the curve, planning for next year OR they are way behind. I’m thinking the banner, heralding an event Nov. 30, needs to be taken down. You?

Today, almost seven weeks later, I found the same banner, still hanging — albeit precariously — on the same wall by the same entrance at the same post office (see photo below).

Is it any wonder the U.S. Postal Service loses billions of dollars annually?  Photo details at  http://BobMcCarty.com/2014/02/27/.

This photo, taken Feb. 27, 2014, bolsters my argument that the U.S. Postal Service is doomed to fail? Read about it at http://BobMcCarty.com/2014/02/27/.

Could it be that the local postmaster IS leaving the promotional banner on display until Nov. 30, 2014?  To help answer that question, I consulted my Trail Creek Trade Company 2014 calendar and learned the last day of November is a Sunday.  So, unless the local postmaster is going to promote a “Small Business Saturday” event on a day on which his post office is closed, I’m thinking the answer to that question is definitively, “No!”

Contrary to what the man in this video (below) told me in September 2009, I’m firmly convinced the USPS is doomed to fail if only someone in Washington shows he has the intestinal fortitude to let it.

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Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct ’11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May ’13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Postal Service Loses $8.5 Billion

The U.S. Postal Service’s just-released 2009 Annual Report contains some hard-to-swallow numbers about the agency’s efficiency, effectiveness and long-term viability.  Most disturbing among them is the number reflecting net losses during fiscal year 2010:  $8.5 billion.

The USPS only lost $3.8 billion the previous year despite, according to a Nov. 16, 2009, news release, implementing cost-cutting efforts that resulted in $6 billion in cost savings and a $4 billion reduction in required payments for retiree health benefits.

Makes one wonder how well government-run health care (a.k.a., “ObamaCare”) will work — or not work as the case will likely be.

Do We Really Need Obama’s Council of Governors?

Only two weeks after he signed an executive order tasking the Postal Service with distributing countermeasures in case of bioweapon attack, it appears President Barack Obama is at it again.  On Monday, he signed another executive order to establish something he calls a “Council of Governors.”

Among the national news media, only the Los Angeles Times ran a piece on it, and they did it without comment, simply publishing the text of the order.  Therefore, I’m inviting you to help me answer the question, “Do we really need Obama’s Council of Governors?”

Please click here or on the image at the top of this post to read the document, then share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Hat tip: Magiman007

President Tasks Postal Service to Distribute Countermeasures in Case of BioWeapon Attack

Though the always-transparent (NOT!) White House web site contains no news of it, President Barack Obama has reportedly signed an executive order — yes, another one.  This time, he’s tasked the United States Postal Service to help distribute countermeasures in the event of a biological weapons attack within the United States.

Why the Postal Service?  Because, according to a New York Times report, of its ”capacity for rapid residential delivery.”  Yeah, right.

AFP reports President Obama has given Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius 180 days to come up with the plan for the USPS.  Sigh.

Among those likely to be excited about the prospects of letter carriers distributing countermeasures to bioweapons is the man shown in the video above.  During an anti-socialism rally Oct 3 in O’Fallon, Mo., he was one of a handful of union-organized counter-protesters who showed up to express unbridled support for government-run health care.  Incredibly, he cited the USPS as a prime example of government’s ability to run things “beautifully.”

Muslims View World Peace Very Differently

William J. "Bill" FedererSt. Louis native William J. Federer, who’s work has appeared on this blog several times, points out the ultimate result of U.S. deference to Muslims in an excellent piece published today at World Net Daily.  An excerpt from Islam’s World Peace: Now or Later? appears below:

Moderate Muslims believe the world will submit to Allah later, maybe at the end of the world, or maybe just figuratively.

Since it is so far off in the distant future, moderate Muslims have a more relaxed, patient attitude that allows them to get along in a friendly way with non-Muslim infidels.

Moderate Muslims can live comfortably in a free, democratic society.

Fundamental Muslims, on the other hand, think the world is in the process of submitting to Allah now. They are very excited and want to establish Shariah law, even justifying threats of violence and terrorism.

What are moderate Muslims, who believe the world will submit to Allah later, supposed to think when they see unprecedented acts of acceptance of Islam right now?

Such as:

•    U.S. Postal Service issuing Islamic postage stamps (September 2001; October 2002)
•    President Bush removing his shoes and visiting a mosque (Dec. 5, 2002)
•    President Bush putting a Quran in the Presidential Library (October 2005)
•    President Bush celebrating Ramadan for the first time in the White House (Oct. 18, 2005)
•    U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, a Muslim, taking his oath of office upon a Quran (2007)
•    Presidential candidate Obama reciting Muslim prayers in Arabic, saying it is “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset” (New York Times, Feb. 27, 2007)
•    U.S. Speaker Nancy Pelosi putting on Muslim hijab veil during a trip to Syria (April 2007)
•    President Bush appointing a Muslim, Zalmay Khalilzad, to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (April 17, 2007)
•    President Bush removing his shoes and visiting a Mosque a second time (July 27, 2007)
•    U.S. First Lady Laura Bush putting on Muslim hijab veil during trip to Persian Gulf (Oct. 29, 2007, Jerusalem Post)
•    A second Muslim, Andre Carson, is elected to the U.S. Congress (2008)
•    Presidential candidate Obama mistakenly says in a George Stephanopoulos interview, “My Muslim faith” (Sep. 7, 2008)
•    President Barack Hussein Obama elected, whose middle name is that of Muhammad’s grandson (November 2008)
•    President Obama bows to Saudi King Abdullah (April 1, 2009)
•    President Obama says America is not a Christian nation (April 6, 2009)
•    President appoints devout Muslim Arif Alikhan to key position in the Department of Homeland Security (May 6, 2009)
•    President Obama does NOT publicly recognize America’s traditional National Day of Prayer (May 6, 2009)
•    President Obama says America is one of the largest Muslim countries (June 3, 2009)
•    President appoints Syrian-born devout Muslim Kareem Shora to key position in the Department of Homeland Security (June 5, 2009)
•    President Obama broadcasts a Ramadan message to Muslims of the world (Aug. 22, 2009)
•    President Obama publicly recognizes the Muslim Ramadan with a dinner at the White House (Sept. 1, 2009)
•    Hundreds of Muslims gather at the U.S. Capitol to bow toward Mecca (Sept. 25, 2009)
•    White House’s first full-veiled Muslim woman adviser, Egyptian-born Dalia Mogahed, praised Shariah law as “gender justice” (Oct. 4, 2009, on London-based TV discussion program “Muslimah Dilemma,” hosted by Ibtihal Bsis, a member of the extremist Hizb ut Tahrir party)

To read the rest of this eye-opening article, click here.

White House Forgets: Doctors Rallied Against Government-Run Health Care Last Month

When the White House used the headline, Doctors from All 50 States Come to Support Health Insurance Reform, atop an article a blog post about President Barack Obama’s rally on the White House lawn today, did they think Americans would just forget what happened in the nation’s capitol less than a month ago?  I think they did; therefore, I offer a reminder from a BMW post published Sept. 11:

Dr. Shannon Norris, a radiologist from Atlanta, holds a People’s Cube poster describing Obamacare as offering “the efficiency of the Postal Service, the sustainability of Social Security and all the compassion of the IRS”.

Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., Thursday to show their strident opposition to ObamaCare.  The messages communicated in the photos above and below, shot by El Marco of Looking at the Left, shatter the government-created myth that there is unanimous support amongst health care professionals — including the nurses President Barack Obama “loves” so much — for Democrat plans to have the federal government take over health care.  Many more photos and details are available here.

Doctors Protest 2 in DC 9-10-09

Highway Separates Patriots, Public Option Backers

Some 200 patriotic citizens lined one side of Highway K early this afternoon at the intersection of Highways K & N in O’Fallon, Mo.  Their signs told the story of their passionate disdain for socialism, government-run health care and an out-of-control federal government.  Across the street, barely a dozen individuals carried signs in support of the so-called “Public Option” and other liberal agenda items.  In the video above, I showcase representatives from both sides of the street, allowing each to air their beliefs.

Rallies like the one today have become a weekly event, drawing as many as 300 conservative, Constitution-loving citizens weekly and outnumbering those with opposing views more than 10 to 1.

To learn more about Janet Allquist and what motivated her to organize the rallies, watch this video from Friday night’s St. Charles (Mo.) Tea Party.  Janet is one of many individuals I interviewed.  Hint: She’s standing in front of a K-N-Patriots.org banner.

To learn more about the organization behind the weekly rallies, visit www.K-N-Patriots.org.

To see other videos of the Oct. 10 rally, click here.