Friday, March 02, 2007

Seven dirty words

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned various postings by a few liberal blogs full of obscenities and vulgarities towards people of faith.

One of the reasons I usually don't read liberal blogs is the barrage of obscenity. Don't get me wrong; I have a fairly foul mouth, but I usually save that for the Bubba's. I don't use foul language with my clients or on this blog because I understand there is a time and a place for that language.

When you read a blog where there is continual use of profanity, it takes away from the point the writer may be trying to make if, in fact, the writer is even trying to make a point.

It has always been my opinion that liberal conversation always turns into a barrage of foul insults because they can't win the debate; it's also why liberal talk radio cannot sustain an adequate audience because over time, the debate always loses.

I don't know how anyone can possibly listen to Randi Rhodes for more than one show. Actually, I can't even stand to listen to conservatives like Michael Savage, even though I agree with many of his opinions, yet he is far less disgusting than Rhodes.

If you can't win the argument on a philosophical basis then you are just an a&$h>le.

Where am I'm actually going with this? A blog named Newsbucket actually attempted to measure foul language on the most popular liberal and conservative blogs and here are the results (click on to enlarge).

It's not the most scientific study but it seems to fit my stereotype of liberal debating style.

Just remember it's all George Bush's fault that &*% of a #(^*%!

Mars warming?

Here's a National Geographic article regarding Global Warming on the planet except the planet is.... Mars?

I bet you'll never see Katie Couric reporting this on the CBS News.

This has always been my point about global warming. The Sun is not a 60 gizzillion watt GE light bulb that emits a constant stream of energy; it warms and cools. When just a normal tilting of the earths axis results in 100 plus temperature swings is it too much to suggest that maybe, just maybe, the sun might be emitting more energy.

Remember the Ice Age never would have ended without global warming. Unfortunately, Al Gore wasn't around to line his pockets.

the apocalypse is upon us

I'm pretty convinced the end of the world is near.

This morning I'm driving behind a school bus through a suburban area. I'm used to seeing kids sitting in mama's mini van until the bus picks them up and mom heads off for work or the nearest tennis pro. Or I might see a kid waiting inside the house until the bus stops and then they come out to the bus.

Today was the kicker; bus pulls up to end of the driveway. Kid walks out of the house into waiting mini van, mom takes mini van 40 feet, kid gets out and gets on bus, mini van backs up and mom gets out (I guess the tennis pro was inside). But this is the real butt frosting. The kid must have been 14-15 years old; he had facial hair.

It was absolutely unbelievable.

What's this kid going to tell his grandkids

Well, when I was a kid, I had to walk up a six degree incline to the mini and actually had to flex my abdominal muscles to get into that passenger seat before I had to walk up three steps into the bus.

Granpa that's nothing.

Well it was six degrees both ways

I'm trying to decide how a nation can lose patience with a war when their collective level of sacrifice amounts to a luke warm mini van.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

AK Steel

It appears the AK Steel lockout has ended and it's worker will be able to go back to work soon.

The workers have been out of work for over a year. I wonder how many hours of work they have to endure to make up for the loss of pay.

While I appreciate the plight of the average working guy, today's worker needs to be taught some economics 101; especially as it concerns supply and demand. You see, this isn't the 1960's. American industrial dominance no longer exists. US company's can no longer pay more than the market will bear for unskilled labor. If they do, they will soon be a closed US company.

To the side is a graph. I lecture this graph to every man, woman and child that will hear it. It shows the supply/demand curve in a somewhat different format. It shows the correlation between income and marketable skills. Notice I said "marketable". Records scores on X box are not marketable to companies like AK Steel.

The days of increasing income just from years of experience are over. As a recruiter once told me "there's a difference between 12 years of experience and 12 x one year of experience".

In the 21st century, we will all be required to increase our skills in order to yield increases in pay. Those that don't will end up spending a year on the picket line.... ask the AK workers.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Garage Sale - The Movie

A friend of mine, Tim Baldwin, is having another screening of his movie, Garage Sale - The Movie, this Saturday, March 3rd - 4pm at Studio 35 in Clintonville (Columbus). (
Admission $5

If you are an executive from a movie distributor, I'm sure they would let you in for free.

Legos - The Building Blocks of Capitalist Pigs

Here's an absolutely unbelievable article in TCS Daily regarding a school where they banned Lego's.

Here's the money quote

According to the article, the students had been building an elaborate "Legotown," but it was accidentally demolished. The teachers decided its destruction was an opportunity to explore "the inequities of private ownership." According to the teachers, "Our intention was to promote a contrasting set of values: collectivity, collaboration, resource-sharing, and full democratic participation."

The children were allegedly incorporating into Legotown "their assumptions about ownership and the social power it conveys." These assumptions "mirrored those of a class-based, capitalist society -- a society that we teachers believe to be unjust and oppressive."

I have to believe this is some kind of a prank, read the other headlines. If it's not, no wonder people are moving to home schooling in the droves.

Politicians Lie?

Here's a nice piece over at the politico and apparently Nancy Pelosi is not living up to her campaign promises.

Nah, politicians saying one thing and doing another.

SOB Alliance

taxmanblog is now a member of the State of Ohio Blogger Alliance.

We appreciate Matt & Tom including us in the alliance.

If you get a chance, check out the site. There are links for every conceivable taste; unless you're looking for an Al Gore for prez site.

This is probably a good time to thank Midas for his help in contributing to this blog. It's been just over four months and I'm amazed with the evolution that's occurred in the site.

I'm still looking for another person to help post. If you are interested in trying it, email me and I'll get you set up. I'm dying to get another picture of a dog on the site.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Inconvenient Hypocrite

Here's why this clown can never be taken seriously.

"The Tennessee Center for Policy Research, an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan research organization committed to achieving a freer, more prosperous Tennessee through free market policy solutions, issued a press release late Monday:

Last night, Al Gore’s global-warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, collected an Oscar for best documentary feature, but the Tennessee Center for Policy Research has found that Gore deserves a gold statue for hypocrisy. Gore’s mansion, [20-room, eight-bathroom] located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES).

The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh—more than 20 times the national average. "

Tennessee Center for Policy Research: For Immediate Release: February 26, 2007