WD-40 (But It’s Not Fish Oil)

WD-40 (But It’s Not Fish Oil)

Courtesy of Ed Brophy and Cathy Craddock

I had a neighbor who bought a new pickup.
I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason).
I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news.
He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do…. probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open.
Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off.
It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck. I was impressed!

WD-40 who knew?
“Water Displacement #40”.
The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts.
WD-40 was created in 1953, by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company.
Its name comes from the project that was to find a ‘Water Displacement’ Compound.
They were finally successful for a formulation, with their fortieth attempt, thus WD-40.
The ‘Convair Company’ bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.
Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.
When you read the ‘shower door’ part, try it.
It’s the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door.
If yours is plastic, it works just as well as on glass.
It’s a miracle!
Then try it on your stove-top.
It’s now shinier than it’s ever been.
You’ll be amazed.

WD-40 Uses:
1. Protects silver from tarnishing.
2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4. Gives floor that ‘just-waxed’ sheen without making them slippery.
5. Keeps the flies off of Cows, Horses, and other Farm Critters, as well. (Ya gotta love this one!!!)
6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7. Removes lipstick stains.
8. Loosens stubborn zippers.
9. Untangles jewelry chains.
10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12. Keeps ceramic / terracotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13. Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on both home and vehicles doors.
18. It removes that nasty tar and scuff marks from the kitchen flooring.
It doesn’t seem to harm the finish and you won’t have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off.
Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19. Remove those nasty Bug guts that will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!
20. Gives a children’s playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21. Lubricates gearshift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers…
22. Rids kids rocking chair and swings of squeaky noises.
23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31. Removes grease splatters from stove-tops.
32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35. Removes all traces of duct tape.
36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37. Florida’s favorite use is: ‘cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.’
38. The favorite use in the state of New York, it protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it’s a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose.
Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
40. Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41. It is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray it on the marks and wipe with a clean rag.
42. Also, if you’ve discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash. Presto! The lipstick is gone!
43. If you spray it inside a wet distributor cap, it will displace the moisture, allowing the engine to start.

As for that Basic, Main Ingredient…….
Well…. it’s FISH OIL….

Ed note: Since WD-40 was never patented to keep from being required to list its ingredients its not known exactly what it is in it, but Material Safety Data Sheet specs for it show that it is mostly petroleum based. Btw, the Snopes link also notes that while the manufacturer confirms you can uses it’s product for many of the uses cited in the internet legend, it  does not recommend it for all of them.

WD-40 (But It’s Not Fish Oil)

WD-40 (But It's Not Fish Oil)

Why Does Agribusiness Give To Rep. Pat Meehan?

By Tom Flocco

“It’s a life of hell for people who are illegally trying to work…”  Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-7-PA—The Philadelphia Inquirer—7/9/2013

“I believe we still need the special skills and talents of foreign workers coming into the country.”  Patrick Meehan—9/10/2010—Valley Forge Tea Party Meeting

Speaker John Boehner led a House Republican Conference meeting last Wednesday (July 10) to discuss how to handle the increasing frustration of its party base regarding the looming prospect of illegal immigration amnesty and whether any bill should be sent to a House-Senate Joint Reconciliation Conference where amnesty would likely be guaranteed.

Questions are being raised as to why GOP members would even consider the ultimate legalization of some10-40 million new U.S. workers and their “chain immigration” relatives plus foreign professionals to compete with an already staggering number of unemployed Americans for the few job scraps still available.

Constituents or Immigration Interests?

One answer could lie in the western suburban Philadelphia counties of Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Bucks surrounding the city which have been traditional GOP strongholds with serious Tea Party involvement—but with increasing Democrat registrations due to redistricting sections of Philadelphia which occasionally tips the balance of power.

In the 7th Congressional District, however, campaign finance dollars could also be playing a quiet role as Patrick Meehan, a respected former Delaware County DA and United States Attorney, faces on the surface a third easy race and no primary opposition in 2014—since former Democrat Rep. Joe Sestak left for a losing Senate race against Patrick Toomey.

Meehan’s Democrat opponent will likely be weak enough so that he would have a large enough victory margin to vote for a House Immigration bill loaded with “Tea-Party-style” conservative goodies to be sent over to a compromised House-Senate reconciliation conference ready to do the dirty work.

At that point Meehan and other GOP House members would have political cover to blame Sen. Marco Rubio and his “gang of ocho” for legalizing 11-40 million new workers but also stripping out e-verify job protections, defunding sanctuary cities, ending chain immigration, limitations on foreign visa professionals and ending foreign birthright citizenship, etc.

Meehan told The Philadelphia Inquirer on July 9  that “It’s within my contemplation that we’ve got to figure out some kind of earned legal status for people who are here,” indicating that he is intent on providing 11-40 million more workers to compete on an even playing field with millions of currently unemployed American citizens. [http://mobile.philly.com/news/?wss=/philly/news&id=214696841]

Unemployed 7th District constituents—let alone all Americans out of wok–may take issue with Meehan’s ‘expressions of sympathy for people who came here illegally but are striving for a better life,’ as the Inquirer phrased it.

Meehan then added, “It’s a life of hell for people who are illegally trying to work.”
Many Delaware County families are also going through a life of unemployed hell—and they are all citizens who did not break United States laws.

Follow Congressional Dollars

U.S. corporations and smaller businesses expect something in return for the gobs of green grease donated to encourage the GOP to betray both their unemployed and working constituents with some curious political shenanigans.
Millions of newly legalized workers will drive down salaries and wages through increased competition—from those breaking into the country illegally and those coming in legally with the help of immigration law firms and very liberal visa policies.

An examination of Patrick Meehan’s campaign finance records available on OpenSecrets.org reveals that two of his top five contributors, Cozen-O’Connor and Pepper-Hamilton—individual law firms with sizable immigration practices — gave a combined $100,000.from a total $867,000 contributed by other U.S. law firms and lobbyists handing out cash during Meehan’s first two terms.

Many of the other law firms also have substantial immigration practices throughout the U.S.

Interestingly, Cozen O’Connor is one of many large law firms providing counsel to the detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

A 2008 Pew Research report said 17 percent of all American construction workers were not U.S. citizens while Rep. Meehan received $292,000.in contributions from the Construction Industry during his two terms in Congress.

The same Pew report listed 25 percent of all American farm workers as illegal and undocumented while the 7th District suburban Philadelphia representative received $74,000 from the Agri-Business industry, also according to Open Secrets.org.

A key example as to where Meehan may lean on immigration came in a May 2012 House amendment to prohibit the use of funds to be used by Obama Attorney General Eric Holder to originate or join in any lawsuit that sought to overturn, enjoin, or invalidate Immigration Enforcement Laws in Oklahoma, Missouri, Arizona, Utah, Indiana, Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia.

The amendment passed 238-173 with most Republicans supporting it and most Democrats opposing it.

However, Patrick Meehan voted against the amendment and no one in Delaware County has asked him to explain why he voted to allow Holder to use taxpayer funds to help overturn immigration enforcement laws in 10 states.

Immigration website NumbersUSA.com lists Meehan’s stances as virtually  unknown and a blank slate from his questionnaire regarding such key issues as amnesty, mandating E-verify to protect American jobs, limiting worker importation, ending chain immigration, and defunding sanctuary cities for illegals across America.

While Speaker Boehner attempts to craft something palatable to his base and his large contingent of revolting conferees, some GOP members are looking for cover from the Senate after they send a bill to conference which will ultimately placate wealthy contributors needing cheap labor from legalizing those entering illegally but also those coming in legally—albeit with the help of immigration law firms handing out congressional dollars.

Special Skills And Talents Of Foreign Workers

This reporter’s own experience questioning Meehan came on Sept. 10, 2010 at about 8:45 p.m. during an evening campaign stop at a Valley Forge Patriots Tea Party meeting in Phoenixville, PA, attended by some 300 voters.

During the Q&A this reporter asked Meehan whether Congress should reduce or perhaps institute a moratorium on H-1b and L-1 visas which bring highly-skilled professionals into the country to take American jobs at a time when millions of U.S. professionals are already jobless.

Meehan’s face turned red as he replied, “I believe we still need the special skills and talents of foreign workers coming into the country.”

There was a smattering of applause while most of the 300 voters sat in stunned silence—so much so that Meehan’s aides walked about assessing the political damage previously unreported by any news organization—but those in attendance will remember.

Meehan took no more questions and immediately excused himself, saying to the crowd, “Thank you for coming. Now I have to get to a 10:30 p.m. coffee meeting in Springfield,” (40+ minutes away) while his aides stayed long after attempting to smooth over the comment about foreign workers.

While Rep. Meehan has previously served honorably and capably in Delaware County law enforcement, serious concerns can be raised as to whether the congressman and so many of his GOP cohorts—also beholden to immigration-oriented campaign finance benefactors—can navigate the murky waters of loyally representing the job interests of their own constituents when so much corporate money is riding on their upcoming amnesty vote to drastically increase the labor pool—and competition for jobs.

Perhaps voters will confront GOP House members regarding amnesty and its effect on unemployment at upcoming summer recess events in home congressional districts as they did a few summers ago after the taxpayer bank bailout—which led to the Tea Party.

Or perhaps American citizens have just had enough—disgusted with lawbreakers demanding legalization and amnesty, but also with GOP congressmen who don’t understand the employment hell their own constituents are experiencing nation-wide.

Maybe it’s time for an electoral Tea Party.



Why Does Agribusiness Give To Rep. Pat Meehan?


Why Does Agribusiness Give To Rep. Pat Meehan?

Zimmerman Acquittal Revealed Lies

Zimmerman Acquittal Revealed Lies — The narrative started shortly after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla. at the beginning of an election year (Feb. 26, 2012) :  A fat wannabee cop sees an innocent young black kid in his neighborhood, wants to kill him, calls police to give himself plausible deniability as to motive, stalks the kid, confronts him and guns him down.

If that was what happened  George Zimmerman, the shooter, should rot in jail.

The trial, however, revealed that what really happened was that a soft, out-of-shape guy who cared about his crime-plagued community saw a suspicious person, called police, followed the person who then confronted him and  started beating him. In a struggle for Zimmerman’s gun it went off causing a death.

The left continues to reject the evidence-based description of the night, despite Zimmerman’s acquittal last night. Why? Who knows. It certainly challenges their entire worldview and would cause them to question the sources of information from which they get it, though.

Zimmerman Acquittal Revealed Lies

False Choice Tax Hike Or Good Roads

False Choice Tax Hike Or Good Roads — State Rep. John McGinnis (R-79) notes that one-third of the spending in the Senate-pushed transportation bill would not have gone to roads and bridges. The bill would have caused a 28-cents per gallon price increase at the pump along with other sneaky costs on the citizen.

“It was like an obese man seeking nutrition at the most expensive dessert shop in town,” he said.

“All of us should oppose false choices with bad consequences,” he said.

For his complete 2-and-a-half minute speech see below.

Hat tip Bob Guzzardi

False Choice Tax Hike Or Good Roads

False Choice Tax Hike Or Good Roads

More Support For SB76

State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129) reports that 13 additional state representatives have signed onto his Property Tax Independence Act (House Bill 76) bringing the total number of supporters to 73. The bill was introduced in March with 60 co-sponsors.

A companion senate bill, Senate Bill 76, was also introduced in March and has a total of 22 co-sponsors, Cox says.


More Support For SB76

More Support For SB76

When Attorney General Hates The Law

When Attorney General Hates The Law — Philadelphia Daily News columnist Stu Bykofsky has written rather courageous piece noting that the refusal of Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s  to defend Pennsylvania’s same-sex marriage ban from a lawsuit by the ACLU  “is materially no different than George Wallace blocking the entrance to a school because he didn’t agree with the court knocking down segregation.”

He says if Ms. Kane has a ethical problem with enforcing the law she should resign. In Pennsylvania it should be noted that it is the attorney general who is the chief law enforcement officer, not the governor.

Bykofsky’s piece can be found here.

When Attorney General Hates The Law