Saturday, March 10, 2007

Selective memory

Here's a great you tube video showing a little historical prospective on the Iraq War. I guess Bill Clinton lied about WMD as well.

Friday, March 09, 2007


Thanks to some porn site, I've had to start editing comments before they get posted. It's my goal to post every comment regardless of how ridiculous it may be as long as it's not some kind of spam.

So I apologize for the delay in posting some of the comments, I thought blogger was going to email the comments to me so I would know when to publish those. It's my hope that lots of dialog occur on the site. I'll never possess all the answers but I'm determined to always ask the relevant question

So for the person who wants to know whether I'm a "gay and dino" republican who doesn't believe in global warming I say "what the hell is a gay and dino republican?"

The Clue Phone is Ringing... Is Ohio Listening

To the side is a graph reported in the Wall Street Journal showing the Michigan income as compared to the national average.

You can see the nice trend downward. As a result of the decline in personal incomes the state's income tax receipts continue to decline.

What do you do to turn things around? Well if you are Jennifer Granholm, Governor of the state of Michigan, you slap on an extra billion dollar tax burden on businesses.

Does it work? Well ask Comerica, who decided this week to relocate it's corporate headquarters and lots of nice paying jobs to Texas; which, by the way, has no state income tax.

Now the state will have even less revenue coming in so they'll increase taxes even more which starts a cycle not even those nice Jeff Bridges ads will pull them out of.

Governor Strickland, are you listening? Or will you pull a Bob Taft and follow suit so that the only sounds we'll be hearing will be Woody Harrelson spouting all the virtues of doing business in Ohio.

The Bengals will always be losers

Subsequent to my post on why the Bengals will always stink, the team lost Eric Steinback and it looks like they will be losing Kevin Kasevaharn through free agency and they cut Brian Simmons.

But at least they replaced them through free agency, right. oops, I guess they haven't.

This team was 8-8 last year, to improve you must gain more quality than you lose.

Well at least they be able to use the draft to replace what's lost right?

Here' a look at the draft picks since Marvin took over the team. The guys in bold have made some contributions to the team but you'll notice that three of those will be lost to injury, drugs or free agency.
So with the current draft history the Bengals can look forward to getting about four draft picks make a contribution to the team. That barely covers the three they lost.

But Gordon, they're almost at the cap limit. Yeah but they could have used some of their cap money from last year to lock up Justin Smith but instead franchised him which is putting a squeeze on this year's team.

If you are going to make draft picks the way you build your team you have to have more than a former high school coach run your drafts but the Bengals want it both ways which is why they will always be losers.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

One more reason to hate Time/Warner

I've always had a frosty rear end for Time Warner. I will never subscribe to their cable service, buy Time or Sports Illustrated magazine and I dropped my AOL service right after the merger. If I knew a movie was done at a Warner Bros studio, I wouldn't watch it.

In my opinion it's one of the scummiest business operations in America. Their production of Hip Hop music complete with cop killa lyrics; their use of gratuitous nudity and violence in movies and TV programming; their relationship with Ted Turner; and their overly liberal bias on CNN and Time magazine makes them the perfect company for me to absolutely hate.

Every medium their company produces accommodates the lowest common denominators within our society.

So it comes as no surprise to me that Sports Illustrated would come out with a Global Warming issue on line. My toilet lines are too good for me to flush one of their publications.

Atlas Shrugged

Here's a nice piece in the Christian Science Monitor regarding the 50th anniversary of the book Atlas Shrugged, one of the most prolific novels to advance the conservative/libertarian cause.

In fact, the novel, written by Ayn Rand, inspired the pen name Midas Mulligan for one of our posters. It's not a light read, 1200 pages, but powerful none the less.

The article in the Monitor even has a little plug for old Gordon Gekko; "Greed is Good" credo.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Guess who?

"I think that Jesus would be disappointed in our ignoring the plight of those around us who are suffering and our focus on our own selfish short-term needs... I think he would be appalled, actually."

You're probably guessing Pat Robertson, Jesse Jackson, Jerry Falwell some priest in the Catholic church. If you did, you would be wrong.

This comes from John Edwards, class action suit attorney/politician. You may know him as the guy who's currently building a
$6,000,000 home just so he can help out some low income construction workers.

Just to answer Mr. Hairspray. Yes, Jesus would be appalled, but I don't think he'd be all fired up with a government stealing people's money in the name of poverty just so they can turn around and give it to a bunch of union bosses.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Socialized medicine

A couple of house cleaning items

First, I changed the skin on the blog because the blue skin wasn't running all the way through. I may or may not change it back.

Second, with Midas down in Sarasota braving global warming and me preparing tax returns 24/7, the postings will be down a little. My postings will pretty much be resigned to linking to other good articles/blogs unless some little punk decides that he can't walk 30 feet of driveway to his bus.

Third, a good post by Neal Boortz regarding the Walter Reed hospital scandal. His conclusion....
If you like the idea of socialized medicine, imagine what kind of service we'll get once Hillary care goes into force.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Mark Steyn

Here's a great piece by Mark Steyn related to "Reverend" Al Gore's enormous carbon footprint.

He's Walter Williams with a better sense of humor.