Friday, May 11, 2007

These are the people left in Michigan

To get your weekend off to a good week.

You have to hear this 911 call from a cop who, along with his wife, consumed a few marijuana brownies.

These are the cops? As bad as Cincinnati might be we don't have anything this goofy..... at least this week.

Quote of the Day

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.

Norman Cousins

Summer Time Is Near

Tomorrow is my first round of golf in '07.

Party in the Park is upon us.

The free concert series is coming into play this year Asia, Heart, Kansas, etc.

It makes tax season a distant memory.

Around the Blogger World

Politicians and Traffic Laws - Reason
Human? - Wight Wing Wadical
Planned Parenthood Changing Birthdates- Stop the ACLU
Military History in Schools - Betsy's Page
School indoctrination - Blogmeister USA

Bengal Check Point

Plan on at least one Bengal player getting arrested tonight.

Police will check for drunken drivers and seat-belt scofflaws on Ohio 32 in Clermont County's Union Township tonight and Saturday morning.

Enquirer: Weekend checkpoints set

Cruel and Unusual?

I'll bet the ACLU jumps all over this.

"Arrest warrants have been issued in Florida for eight former prison employees accused of making inmates lick toilets clean."

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Law & Order NFL

In an attempt to show that Pac Man Jones has been singled out for excessive punishment, Jones' attorneys have submitted a document detailing every single NFL player brush with the law since the year 2000. Hat Tip to Deadspin.

My favorite is still Najeh Davenport. Crime, the words according to the report

Arrested in Florida after a woman told police he had broke into her university dorm room and defecated in her closet

I'm guessing he was just a liberal democrat disgusted with her political views.

Rex Kern

Growing up in Lancaster Ohio meant hearing all the stories about Rex Kern, Ohio State Quarterback. When you grew up on Washington Ave right between the two Kern barbershops (Trenton his father and Max his uncle) and went to West Elementary, it meant a constant barrage of Rex Kern, Legend, stories.

Congratulations to Rex for making the College Football Hall of Fame.

It was nice to go back to my home town paper and read some of the things going on in town.

How About a Civilized Debate?

Once again liberals prove that when you can't win the debate, just trash a billboard.

Someone show me where a conservative has done something similar.

It's pretty clear to me liberals have the maturity of your basic child and when they can't get what they want they throw adult size temper tantrums.

Want people to respect your views..... act like an adult.

Lou Dobbs is afraid of God

Lou Dobbs, CNN a-hole, has a CNN hit piece on the separation of church and state.

Let me clue old Lou in on something, that expression is not anywhere, I repeat, anywhere in the constitution.

Here's what the Constitution actually says

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;......

The Constitution makes no statement about state legislatures establishing a state religion or school systems having prayer in school; only the CONGRESS.

But Gordon the Supreme Court established the "separation of church and state" through case law.

You mean the same Supreme Court who came up with the "Separate but Equal" idea.

People who should know better have bastardized the First Amendment so horribly that it's actually unrecognizable to people any more. It's why I keep a copy of the Constitution in my car. I win more bets on that than the Kentucky Derby because I'm one of the few people who have actually read it.

I only wish I could get Ruth Bader Ginsburg and David Souter to read it.

If you need a civics lesson the public schools never taught you, here's a link to the US Constitution.

Around the Blogger World

Akron City Tax Fails - The Boring Made Dull
Taxpayer's Say no to Lap Tops - Right Angle Blog
Iranian Dress Code Defiance - Gateway Pundit
Excited Brewers Fans - Deadspin
Guiliani's Pro Choice Stance - Scrappleface
Liberal Brain -

Planned Abortionhood

Pete Bronson has an interesting piece (Cincinnati Enquirer) about a girl, raped and impregnated by her father who had an abortion at Planned Parenthood.

The girl apparently told the clinic workers and what was their response. Here's some birth control pills so you won't get pregnant again.

At one time, Hamilton County was investigating any girl under the age of 15 who had abortions at a Planned Parenthood clinic under the presumption that girls 15 years and young cannot give consent to sex, in effect, these girls have been raped.

Often these girls boyfriends show up as the parental consent and Planned Parenthood does nothing to report a potential felony.

When a girl can be kicked out of school for giving another girl a Midol you wonder what these people are thinking.

It appears that the name may be a misnomer.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

You Could See this Coming

Headline "Children 'Bad for the Planet' "

Right out of the gate the story goes

HAVING large families should be frowned upon as an environmental misdemeanour in the same way as frequent long-haul flights, driving a big car and failing to reuse plastic bags, says a report to be published today by a green think tank.

Now liberals are always talking about keeping government out of our bedrooms, isn't it a natural extension of global warming socialism (human bad/earth good) that laws be passed like China limiting the number of children one can have.

Out of curiosity, if you are one of these human types that don't believe in a deity and that all things human are by definition problematic, why are you still here? Are you not simply wasting the Earth's resources by your very presence? Just curious as to why people who believe they are just a conglomeration of darwinian protoplasm feel a need to continue living and ruining the earth.

It's day 25 of the Sheryl Crow Carbon Footprint Tour. Do you think that the production of Sheryl's hair coloring might result in CO2 emissions?


For those Vegans who think that it's healthy for us to not eat meat and/or dairy... tell it to Crown Shakur who died of starvation when his parent's would only feed him soy milk and apple juice.

Around the Blogger World

Hollywood's missing movies - Bizzyblog
Arkansas Fans - Deadspin
Kansas Tornado's/Politics - Powerline
Prostitution and Politics - Reason
Socialism, Free Enterprise and the Common Good - Imprimus
Dayton School Levy - Gribbits Word

Partial Birth Abortion

Here's a post from a man whom, with his wife, aborted two fetuses after she became pregnant with four.

Is it just me or is the nonchalant and matter of fact nature of this piece more disturbing than the procedure itself?

Walter Williams, Hero

One of my favorite columnists, Walter Williams, has a great column on the minimum wage.

The guy always hits it out of the park.

Give Peace a Chance

There's a guy in my neighborhood that post these kind of signs on a tree near his house.

What exactly does "Wage Peace" mean? If I went up to his house with a ball bat and started beating him and his family up with it would he "Wage Peace" with me.

Of course not Gordon, he would call the cops. What if there were no cops available, would he match my force or would he simply want to find out about my family background.

I'm a lover not a fighter, so I like to think of myself as one of those wage peace guys. But I've also been in about a dozen fights in my life. Each one with someone, a bully, who needed force matched with force.

The same applies to war. Let's see 256 marines killed in Beirut in 1984, wage peace. First World Trade Center Bombing, wage peace. Embassy bombings in Kenya, Tanzania, etc., wage peace. The USS Cole bombing, wage peace. Khobar Tower bombings, wage peace.

Let's see waging peace has meant that more than 4,000 innocent men women and children have been killed culminating with the 9/11 attacks.

I would offer that wage peace isn't really an effective means of battling terrorism.

I'm Generous... But Only if You Give

A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that someone put this huuuuge sign in their front yard supporting the levy for this school district (which did pass yesterday).

I've been wondering since I saw that sign how much money do you think that person contributed to the public schools as a charitable donation?

I mean this person was obviously passionate about the schools but were they willing to put their money behind the sign. After all, we all give to causes that we think are legitimate, church, cancer society, kidney foundation, etc... Why not schools?

Of course they are Gordon, the tax increase meant an additional $50.00 (just assuming) on each 100,000 of home value so they were obviously willing to support it.

But let's assume the tax means an additional $125 a year for this home owner and the levy failed would they have sent a check to the schools for that extra $125 despite the levy failure?

I've completed more than 5000 tax returns over the past 10 + years and I am still waiting for someone to come in with a donation to a public school. So I think the answer to the question above is, of course this person is willing to pay, so long as we can make you pay too.

So I'll make a deal with the public. I'll start to support school district levies when I see the people closest to the schools actually kicking in before they bring it to the public.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

John Edwards

John "Gee My Hair Smells Terrific" Edwards took a job at a hedge fund company so he could "understand the industry".

That guy is so selfless, always looking out for the little guy.

Civil debate

Why is it that the people of "tolerance" are probably the least tolerant of all?

Tying in the riots in France with this piece about a conservative Anglican priest who had a pie thrown at him in the middle of a church service. It even ties in with the civility of the blogs where the writers drown the reader in a plethora of F-bombs and other foul commentary.

Remember my post about John Edwards campaign blogger. Here's one of her posts. This is the writing from a supposedly main stream campaign worker.

When is the last time a conservative riot broke out in this country... for that matter, in the world?

I must have missed all those pies thrown at Al Gore around the college campuses.

But seriously, are liberals on the edge of a collective psychopathic breakdown?

Laurie David cried for three days after John Kerry Lost in '04, Al Gore gained like thirty pounds and grew that ugly beard after his loss in '00, the Rutgers female basketball player "scarred for life" because of Imus' comments, riots, pie throws. Are these people OK?

Can you imagine any place where Ann Coulter might be able to speak without an entire detail of security?

As much as conservatives such as myself loathed Bill Clinton, have any of them started a riot outside of one of his or his husband's, Hillary, speaking engagements.

These people need some help.


Here's an interesting piece by Michael Barone regarding the population trends around the country.

He notes the trend for affluent population flight out of cities like San Francisco, LA, NY etc. to be replaced by an immigrant underclass.

He also notes the flight out of once long time large cities like Detroit to cities such as Phoenix & Dallas.

Ultimately, I think we're looking at two America's within two generations Red and Blue not too unlike the map above. With the differences in economic class, ethnicity, and cultural values we could see some type of internal split between the two America's much like Quebec from the rest of Canada.

Storm Watch

Keep an eye on the sky. Dubya is up to his old tricks again. To force gas prices up and keep big oil profits high, he's generated an early season tropical storm in the Atlantic. Forecasters are keeping a close eye on it.

Worst President?

Breaking news, a newspaper in Vermont doesn't think Bush is a very good president. I assume they've forgotten about Jimmy Carter.

"When the final story of the Bush presidency is written, it is my firm conviction that future historians will conclude that George W. Bush was the worst American president of at least the last 100 years."

Rutland Herald: The enablers and the morally courageous

Monday, May 07, 2007

Sarkozy Victory in France

Who said France was dead? Yesterday they decided to try to turn around their dying coutry by electing a conservative, who has openly admitted he wants better relations with the U.S., over another European socialist.

Nicolas Sarkozy, a conservative, won 53-percent of the vote. That gave him a comfortable majority over his opponent, socialist Segolene Royal, and a strong mandate to pursue the economic reforms he has proposed. They include changes to France's generous unemployment benefit and to standard work contracts that protect worker security.

He'll have his work cut out for him. There's already protests flaring up across the country. But apparently the voters in France wanted change.

VOA: Nicolas Sarkozy's election victory

A Storm In May

Well, the KY Derby was over Saturday. But for my horse, the race was over, I believe, Thursday or Friday. He finished 16th out of 20, behind a cat and a kangaroo.

By the way, I finally found a good picture of my horse after the race.

For some reason, I thought his coloring was more a gray when I bet him.

Eat More Crow

Dear Sheryl

It was always my hope that one day I would get to meet you. After all, you are a very attractive, in fact, hot, superstar while I'm just an ordinary accountant who enjoys your music.

However, after I read your post on Yahoo news; it left me a little confused. You see, being just an ordinary accountant, I've gone to great lengths to reduce my carbon footprint. I live in a home about half the size of a normal home; in the winter, people complain about possible frostbite I keep it so cold; in the summer, I don't use the central air but instead use a window unit in my bedroom so I can sleep at night. My utilities bills usually amount to $75/month.

I also use those little curly lights and turn them off when I'm not in a room. I don't drive an SUV but I don't drive a compact car either. I'm not exceptional, I'm like 90% of America.

The fact is Sheryl, I bet my carbon footprint is probably 1/10th the footprint you leave in CO2 emissions. I would be willing to bet our respective fortunes that is the case.

You trapes around the country (I'm sure your flying commercial right?) with all your biodiesel vans and buses. Ms. Crow, you are an artist, couldn't you simply do your shows and releases from Hollywood and send them out via satellite, (we have the technology as such). Don't you realize that biodiesel fuel would be available for public transportation if you didn't use it for your caravan?

It occurs to me, maybe your piece is simply a self serving piece of hypocrisy and, like most socialists, you talk the talk but won't walk the walk with the rest of us. I guess it's OK for you to make money off of the four car companies that have used your songs on their commercials as long we don't drive their cars.

So I'm afraid I have to call off my little fantasy meeting with you at Fraze Pavilion this summer. After all, I wouldn't want to waste a bunch fossil fuels to watch you do the songs I already have on CD.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Baseball, beer and hypocrisy

Does anyone else find it ironic that the baseball team that plays in Busch Stadium recently banned alcohol in the clubhouse because of the recent DUI related death of Josh Hancock? What a joke!

Let's face it... alcohol and sports are in bed together and banning beer in a team's locker room is just feel-good, window dressing. Everyone knows that alcohol abuse is a chief cause of many of the ills we deal with in society but it's the cigarette industry that's under attack. Answer this question: Would you rather have your kid grow up addicted to nicotine or alcohol?

But as bad as alcohol abuse is, sport franchises in America advertise with it and use it's popularity to leverage the bottom line. Try watching an NFL game without seeing a Coors commercial. Sport teams: Don't insult our intelligence with crocodile tears and pretend to really care.

Taking Care of Our Dominion

People assume that because I'm such a skeptic of global warming, I must believe in exploiting our planet for what ever human desires could be wanting.

But those that know me well know that I am a man of faith. As such, I take heed in what God demands of us. As I said in last week's post, God gave humans dominion over this planet.

In Genesis 15 "The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it"

In Genesis 19-20 "Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground, all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and the beasts of the field."

So I believe it's incumbent upon each of us to take care of this garden as the gift that it is.

On Saturday May 19th, our church as well as others in the City are launching a Go Cincinnati city clean up and general serving of our community. Over 3,000 people have signed up, each in their own way to make a difference in their community.

This is "the church" as God intended. A force connected to him doing those things that would please him.

If you are interested in helping out contact the link above and make a difference.