Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Obama's Bench (to the tune of The Brady Bunch)

Here's the story about Prez. Obama.
Who was busy making us a bunch of Socialists.
Deficits and debt in the tens of trillions,
America is getting really PISSED!

Prez. Obama and his radical friends,
Professors' Gates, Ayers and Reverend Wright,
They were four men, racists together,
And they all hated people who were WHITE!

Till one day when Gates broke into his house,
9-1-1 was called, it wasn't a prank,
The cop tried to make sure Gates was legit,
He refused to show ID, then became a racist crank.

Obama answered a question at a presser,
He admitted he did not know all the facts.
Then he called the white police "stupidly",
Now he tries to back out his stupid racist acts!

Prez. Obama proposes a Beer Summit,
To try and smooth out the racist mess he made.
Invites the racist Gates and the nice cop,
To the White House and of course, the people paid!

Two racists and the nice white cop meet,
To solve black racism with beers, it's a cinch,
That this group could somehow get anything done,
At the White House sitting at Obama's Bench
Obama's Bench, Obama's Bench,

That's the way they solved racism at Obama's Bench.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


-----Original Message-----
From: Lenny Vasbinder
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 3:37 PM
To: 'President Barack Obama'
Subject: RE: Tune in






Lenny Vasbinder
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-----Original Message-----
From: President Barack Obama []
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 3:16 PM
Subject: Tune in

The White House, Washington

Dear Friend,

As you read this, we are closer than ever to passing comprehensive health insurance reform that benefits American families and small businesses. Despite all the back and forth in the news right now, it is important to understand just how far we've come in this challenging process.

That's why I'm holding a press conference tonight at 8pm ET, and writing to let everyone know where we are, what's ahead, and why health insurance reform is so important.

Let me be clear: although Congress is still debating parts of the legislation we have achieved critical consensus on several key areas:

If you already have health insurance: reform will provide you with more security and stability. It will limit your own out of pocket costs and prevent your insurance company from dropping your coverage if you get too sick. You'll also have affordable insurance options if you lose or change your job. And it will cover preventive care like check-ups and mammograms that save lives and money.

If you don't have health insurance: you will finally have guaranteed access to quality, affordable health care, and you can choose the plan that best suits your family's needs. And no insurance company will be allowed to deny you coverage because of a pre-existing medical condition.

Now, I realize that the last few miles of any race are the hardest to run, but we can't stop now. There's no dispute about it: we cannot control our long-term fiscal health as a nation without health insurance reform. American families and small businesses understand that the health insurance status quo is taking away those things that they value most about health care. The stability and security that comes with knowing that you can get the treatment you need, when you need it. Without reform, we are consigning our children to a future of skyrocketing premiums and crushing deficits.

We have to seize this opportunity and pass health insurance reform this year. You can help by forwarding this email to your family and friends and letting them know what's at stake in this debate.

Thank you,
Barack Obama

P.S. Tune in to tonight's press conference on health insurance reform at 8pm ET on .


Wednesday, July 22, 2009



In imperial Russia, czars ruled the country and had complete power. They were imperial monarchs who were eventually overthrown by the Bolsheviks in the communist revolution. In Russia, the communists succeeded the czars and ruled with an iron first for 74 years. The brutal communist system, which featured gulags and mass murder eventually collapsed under the weight of its own corruption and failed economic policies.

Communism failed not only in Russia, but in every country where it has been tried. After the Berlin Wall collapsed in 1989, millions of Eastern Europeans tasted freedom for the first time. Sadly, communism remained in countries such as North Korea, China and Cuba and today it is seeing resurgence. Dictators such as Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua have communist tendencies and want to emulate Fidel Castro of Cuba.

What is amazing is that the United States of America is also following suit. The Obama administration has been aggressively accumulating as much government power as possible and taking over companies in the private sector. From the financial industry to the automotive industry, major entities are now owned by the federal government. This government intrusion into the free market system is disturbing to say the least, but making it even more disturbing is that the President is appointing radicals to his administration. Of course, Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a host of other cabinet secretaries are renowned leftists, but they are positively conservative compared to "Green Jobs" czar Van Jones.

Jones is a self proclaimed communist, who worked as a black radical and has a long history as a left coast community organizer and anarchist. In 1992, Jones rioted after the Rodney King verdict and was arrested. Instead of changing his ways and becoming a law abiding citizen, Jones was "radicalized in jail." Upon his release, Jones started a utopian organization that advocated communism and central planning. Eventually, he became a proponent for extreme environmentalism and "green jobs."

President Obama is the first president in recent history to appoint a communist to a key government position. It is amazing that Obama would not only choose an admitted communist for this czar position, but someone with a criminal record. This is another in a long line of disturbing decisions made by Barack Obama.

The President is obviously intent on amassing as much power as possible in the executive branch of government which is why so many czars are being appointed. According to U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA), the czars are part of a separate government structure that "is outside of the Constitution and the authority of Congress."

The czars purportedly have a special influence over a particular topic and can work across government departments to deal with a certain problem. Unlike cabinet secretaries, czars are not confirmed by Congress and report directly to the President, who sets their salary and creates their job role description. Therefore, the American people are clueless about the type of people that the President is appointing to the most important positions in government. There is no pubic examination of their record, so radicals and communists like Van Jones can slip into these offices with not one whiff of public opposition.

Of course, the media is completely negligent on this issue and is not doing their job of informing the public about the background of key people in this administration. Since the broadcast networks are basically cheerleaders for President Obama and were careful to minimize his radical association with terrorist William Ayers, it is not surprising that the major news outlets in this country are not alarmed about a communist wielding significant power in the Obama administration.

According to the best estimates, President Obama has appointed Jones and almost three dozen other czars to his administration, dealing with issues that range from drugs to the automotive industry. Do we really need a "domestic violence" czar or an "urban affairs" czar? Of course not and the creation of these positions expose a major problem with our government bureaucracy. According to publisher and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes, "It underscores the inefficiency of government that you keep ... having people, hoping that maybe they will get something done that the massive government bureaucracy cannot."

Our first czar was created to be the nation's quarterback in the war on drugs. Unfortunately, that effort was a major failure, as will the efforts of the 36 czars appointed by President Obama.

In imperial Russia, the czars also failed in their mission to hold power. They might have been unsuccessful, but they definitely were not communist. In this country, we are intent on creating government czars including one who is an unabashed communist.

Like imperial Russia, our czars will undoubted fail, but who knows how much damage they will do to our nation in the process. Eventually, this nation will either collapse like czarist Russia or Americans will wake up to the nightmare that is engulfing this nation and take action.

Jeff Crouere is the Host of "Ringside Politics," which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m. weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. He is the Political Analyst for WGNO-TV ABC26 and a Columnist for selected publications. For more information, visit his web site at E-mail him at

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bonnabel High School Alumni News - 'Thirty Something' Class Reunion

Bonnabel High School Alumni
‘Thirty Something’ Class Reunion
Classes of ’73, ’74, ’75, ’76, and ‘77

July 15th, 2009

RE: ‘Thirty Something Class Reunion News’

Hey Guys,

I hope this letter finds all well, healthy and fine. This letter will give you all the information and contacts in regards to our upcoming reunion.
First, the dates of the reunion are Friday, October 16th, 2009. This is a ‘Guys Night Out’. The location and time will be announce later, and Saturday, October 17th, 2009 at Lafrenierre Park, Picnic Island. Again, the time will be announced later, but it will probably start around Noon. The cost for the picnic is $20.00 per person/ $40.00 per family (no matter how many). We are still working out the details. Please send your money in advance to Randy Langford at 52 Lisa Avenue Kenner, LA 70065. Make your checks payable to 74 Bonnabel Reunion. Please send as soon as possible.

We still need a lot of help, please review your own contact list and just shoot us an
e-mail with additional contacts (name, e-mail address and phone number if you have
it). In order to make this a success we need everyone's help, even if it is just an e-mail address or some additional contacts.

If you need additional information visit our official website and log into your year. Check the message board. We will use that means to keep everyone updated. You can also contact Earl Lombardo at (504) 231-6309, Jimmy Little at (504) 919-9206, or myself (Jay Castagnetta) at

I truly hope to see everyone at one or both of the events. Take care and don’t forget to check out the website.

Jay Castagnetta
Reunion Committee
Lenny Vasbinder
Class Of ' 77

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Weather Underground - Weather Website Or Domestic Terrorist Group?

I've been a fan of the weather website, Weather Underground for many years but during the 2008 Presidential campaign, the name came up as being the name of a domestic terrorist group formed by William Ayers, a colleague and nearby neighbor of then liberal democratic party candidate, Barack Hussein Obama... now our socialist, tax and spend, big government President.

I tried to find some information on the web about any ties between the website and the terrorist group and when I was unable to find any, I decided to do a little research and I contacted the founder of the website and got information on the current director of the weather website.

Here's what two emails learned...

August 29, 2008

jmasters@wunderground.zzz (.com changed to .zzz to protect against spam-bots)

Dr. Jeff Masters,

I'm curious... did you know of the pre-existence of the 60's domestic terrorist group by the same name? I surely hope not and it's a shame that Obama's run for the presidency has brought that former radical leftist terrorist group, with the same name as your organization, into the lime-light.

Shouldn't you all put out some kind of disclaimer if you are not affiliated with that radical domestic terrorism group?

I did a Google and did not find anything linking your site to them, nor did I find any kind of disclaimer information.

Lenny Vasbinder

And his reply....

August 29, 2008

Hi, the company that became The Weather Underground grew out of an educational weather project with the same name that began in the early 1990s.

Since the educational weather project and the original radical group The Weather Underground both got their start at the University of Michigan, the professor that supervised the educational project thought it would be an amusing tongue-in-cheek name for our small weather project.

When the project became an amazingly successful one, and was spun off into a business, the name Weather Underground was kept--perhaps unwisely!

Had I known then what I know now about the original radical group, I don't think I would have agreed to name the company The Weather Underground.


Dr. Jeff Masters (jmasters@wunderground.zzz) (.com changed to .zzz)
Director of Meteorology ( )
The Weather Underground, Inc. ( )
300 N Fifth Ave #240 ------
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 \\\\\
734-994-8824 (voice) \`\`\

On Fri, 29 Aug 2008, NHSNOLA wrote:
> I'm curious... did you know of the pre-existence of the 60's domestic
> terrorist group by the same name? I surely hope not and it's a shame
> that Obama's run for the presidency has brought that former radical
> leftist terrorist group, with the same name as your organization, into
> the lime-light. Shouldn't you all put out some kind of disclaimer if
> you are not affiliate with that radical domestic terrorism group? I
> did a Google and did not find anything linking your site to them, nor
> did I find any kind of disclaimer information.
> Lenny Vasbinder

Monday, March 02, 2009


Yes... I know it's politically incorrect to say it but it's true. I know Rush Limbaugh said it first.. or at least made it famous but so far he nor anyone in the mainstream drive-by media has explained what this means.

Obama is trying to transform our GREAT country into something resembling a socialist country. He is proposing more new government spending resulting in a deficit and driving up the national debt by over TWO TRILLION DOLLARS in his first year as president. I vehemently disagree with what he is trying to do to our GREAT country and therefore I want him to fail.

It's OK to want and to even pray that someone fails. For example...
If someone was about to kill your parents or your kids... do you want them to succeed or fail? If someone was about to rape your mother or your daughter... do you want them to succeed or fail? It's OK to pray that someone fails when they are about to cause great harm to other people in their actions.

Lenny Vasbinder

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Are Congressmen Hypocrites Or Are Banking CEO's Spineless???

While catching glimpses of Fox News Channel today, I got the ear-wrenching opportunity to hear a snip of the House Financial Services Committee hearing on the way the banks spent the first part of the TARP money.

Part of this snip entailed an exchange between an unidentified Congressman and some unidentified banking CEO's where the Congressman was asking the banking executives to raise their hands if their banks owned or leased private jets. I think all of the them did... duh! This Congressman then went on to chastise them for running their companies into the ground, taking bailout money (which are really loans, not outright bailouts) from the taxpayers and then having the gall to fly around in these outrageously priced private jets. These CEO's... who are supposed to be strong willed, aggressive leaders sat humbly and took this chastising... much to my chagrin.

I kept hoping and praying that at least one of these CEO's would grow a pair of gonads and stand up and turn the tables on Congress. This is what is should have sounded like....

"So Mr. Congressman, you all and the current CEO and former CEO of your company have run it into the ground over the past eight years by not balancing your budget, spending recklessly and wastefully, borrowing money from any one who would lend it to you and even in the past month have proposed overspending another couple of trillion dollars in money you will have to borrow and pass on in debt to generations to come... and where has your CEO been the past couple of days? Flying around in the most expensive private jet in America... Air Force One. That's right Mr. Congressman... neither Congress nor the President, for the past eight years has balanced the budget and yet you all go around spending money like it's coming out your wazoo and personally, I think you should go blow it out your ass instead!" (And then the CEO walks out of Congress having delivered them a bit of truth that nobody else is willing to tell them!)

The next CEO could get up and add to the chastising of Congress by informing them that it was Congress that gave them the TARP money with no strings attached and that if Congress thought they were so almighty, why didn't they have the forethought to include stipulations to go with the acceptance of TARP money?

Each of the succeeding CEO's could pile on the chastising of Congress and then walk out and tell Congress to kiss their respective asses while they walked out the door.

What could Congress do? If they don't give the banks more TARP money, they'll be biting off their noses to spite their faces because Congress already preached to the people that if they didn't do this, the world would come to an end.

I'm not sure about all other Americans, but I would be far more willing to invest in the stock of a bank where the CEO isn't a dribbling coward and I'm betting that first CEO that started this Congressional chastising would see his company's stock rise dramatically as word spread of the heroism shown. Heck.. he might even take over Sully's spotlight! ;-)

Lenny Vasbinder
February 11, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Blago and the Media: Impeachment is NOT a trial

I keep seeing Blagojevich and some media anchors saying that Blago is not getting a fair "trial" at his impeachment since he is not able to call witnesses. At first, due to my legal background, I was actually having the same kinds of thoughts but then it popped into my head recently that when someone is about to be fired, they don't get to call witnesses. An impeachment is just a fancy name for being fired. Here's an email that I sent to Geraldo and Greta Van Susteren since I watch Fox News Channel on a regular basis and these two are proponents of Blago being able to call witnesses....

Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009 10:18 PM
To: '', ''
Subject: Governor Blago...

Geraldo & Greta,

At first I was with you in thinking that Blago should be able to call witnesses, etc., at his impeachment but as I thought about it more, the impeachment is not a civil or criminal trial (where he can be fined, get a financial judgment or be imprisoned), but rather like a Board Meeting where the board is debating on whether to fire the CEO of a company... In this case, the Illinois State Senate is the Board and Blago is the CEO. A "normal" CEO doesn't have any right to call witnesses, etc., when he is about to be fired, so why should Blago???


Lenny Vasbinder

So... am I right or are all of the talking heads and lawyers right???

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Toggle Flash - A very good and simple and FREE solution for Adobe Flash IE freeze-up problems

Recently, while helping someone in the forums, where they were having problems with IE (Internet Explorer) freezing up, I let them know that the likely cause was Adobe Flash 10, which came out late last year (2008) and has been causing IE freeze-ups to many users. I directed them to a few other threads in the MS forums and even the Adobe Flash forums. They reported back and thanked me for telling them about Toggle Flash... but unfortunately, up until they thanked me, I had never heard of Toggle Flash before. I went and read the threads that I had directed them to and further in the threads, another poster mentioned Toggle Flash as a simple solution to the Adobe Flash freeze up problems.

It's a simple add-on to IE and with the click of a button, you can turn off the Adobe Flash add-on and then surf to your heart's content without seeing any Flash advertisements or see your IE, possibly with many tabs open, freeze up and then you lose all of your open tabs before you had a chance to read or save those pages as favorites... this has happened to me many times and then I'd have to go into my IE History and recreate my searches.

Anyhow... I decided to read up on Toggle Flash a little and then I installed it a couple of days ago from the main site at

Here is what I've had to say about it so far in forums and emails to the developer of Toggle Flash, Daniel Melameth. I should note that he was very quick to reply to my email inquiry also!!!

FIVE STARS for that!!!


"(rgsmile @ 8:39pm Mon Jan 5 2009)

Thanks. The link, in LennyVNOLA's previous response , (I am now using Toggle Flash (freeware add-on for IE7) quite successfully: might be worth a look for me and others. Thanks to all that responded.


My reply to rgsmile....

Well... after IE froze up on me last night with a lot of tabs that I did a lot of work to find and hadn't saved yet... thank God for the History search.... but anyhow.. I went ahead and downloaded and installed Toggle Flash and haven't had an IE freeze up today and I've done some serious surfing today.

The only negative thing that I can say about Toggle Flash is that it doesn't tell you whether it's off or on so you have to go to your favorite YouTube or other known flash site to see if you left it off or on before you do your major surfing so you don't get surprised with a freeze up.

I'm going to email the author of Toggle Flash and see if there's a way for the icon to display whether Toggle Flash has it turned off or on.

I did have to go into my View Menu, then Toolbars and unlock the toolbars, then close and reopen IE to get the Toggle Flash Icon to show up which the main site explains about anyhow. You might also have to go into your Manage Add-ons and enable it if you have your settings to block add-ons.

Another thing that happens... at least with me.. is each time I do a Toggle Flash, I get a little black Command Prompt window that pops up and then disappears. I didn't check the Toggle Flash site but I guess this is normal.

It works for me so far after 18 hours of power surfing.

Lenny V.


Here are my emails to/from the creator of Toggle Flash...

January 7, 2009


I just started Toggle Flash and I'm glad to be free of IE freeze ups caused by quirky Flash programming.

I have a couple of questions...

Is the Toggle Flash button on the IE toolbar supposed to indicate if TF has Flash turned on or off? Is there a way other than to test it to see which mode it is in? For now, I've been just going to YouTube to check and see which mode I left it in but it would be nice to know at a glance.

Thanks for a good product.

Lenny Vasbinder


His reply....

January 7, 2009

Hey Lenny,

Unfortunately, at this time, the toolbar button just activates the toggle feature--is it not an indicator of the status of Flash. This is on my list of things to do for a future version of Toggle Flash, but Toggle Flash is extremely simple right now and getting the toolbar button to change based on the status of Flash is, actually, far more complex. As for determining the status of Flash, if you go to a page with Flash content, but Flash is disabled, IE will notify you of this in the Status Bar on the bottom of the page with an image of a little red no sign on top of a little silver cog--which is made to represent an Add-On that the site is trying to use is disabled.

I tend to always browse with Flash disabled, and only enable it when I specifically want it, so determining the state of Flash is somewhat easier for me in this case, but this is, by far, the most requested feature of Toggle Flash and I'm definitely taking it into account.

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts on Toggle Flash.




In February, 2009, Daniel sent me an email notifying me of some upgrades that were made. Here is his email.

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Melameth
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 6:58 PM
Subject: RE: Toggle Flash


I remembered your email and thought I'd drop you a little note to tell you I recently made a minor update to Toggle Flash to address a compatibility issue with IE8 and, while I was here, I also changed the executable so that it no longer opens a Command Prompt window when clicked. As such, feel free to download the updated installer from the site. In addition, it appears Microsoft has given IE8 the ability to control which sites can use a specific add-on and I'm considering leveraging this feature for a future version of Toggle Flash.

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