Saturday, June 16, 2007

Pot Kettle Black Award

I'm starting a new award; The Pot Kettle Black award for incredible hypocrisy and/or psychological projection.

This week's award winners

The Clinton's

Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton liquidated the contents of their blind trust upon learning it contained investments of $5 million to $25 million that could pose conflicts of interest or prove to be embarrassing to her presidential campaign....

The blind trust held stock in pharmaceutical companies, including $250,000-$500,000 in Biogen Idec and Johnson & Johnson and $100,000- $250,000 in Amgen, Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline. It also invested in General Electric and Raytheon, two leading defense contractors. The trust had a varied portfolio, with investments in numerous other companies, including Exxon Mobil, BP Amoco, Walt Disney and eBay.

Britain's Got Talent

If you haven't seen this video yet you gotta see this video of the cell phone sales/opera singer. It brought tears to the little bulldogs eyes.

Here's his semi finalist performance on the show.

Global Warming

We now have another group of scientist the global warming alarmist can use in it's propoganda.

A group of fourth graders from Portland Maine have released a report Pending Doom: Global Warming Crisis.

They don't say in the article whether or not Joshua and Madison were willing to give up Shrek videos in the SUV for the crisis.

Father's Day

As I wrote in my Mother's Day post, for years, Gordon held a longstanding grudge against his parent's for one simple reason; they weren't perfect.

It wasn't until I reached adulthood (about age 30) that I realized that my parent's, for all their flaws, did the best they could do.

I went to my sister's church one Father's day about five years ago. During the service, the pastor talked about what it meant for a father to be a "leader". Unfortunately, in our Paris Hilton pop culture, we've bastardized the meaning of the word "leadership". Our current culture has it that paternal leadership is oppressive and stifling.

But in the spiritual world, leadership is about being sacrificial. Doing something for the betterment of the familial unit. And in that vain, my father stands next to no one. Time after time, he could have bailed when it would worked better for him but he never did. When Gordon screwed up, badly, it was Dad who was there, not to judge, but to help where he could.

I often speak spiritually in terms of legacies; knowing we cannot be everything for everyone , what legacy will we instill in others that will survive long after we're gone.

Honesty, loyalty and hard work are the qualities my father instilled in me.

So with that I say Happy Father's Day Tom.

Around the Blogger World

The Greatest Political TV Ad Ever - Right Angle Blog
Who Needs Fathers - King's Right
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Fantasy Baseball - deadspin
New Bush Bill Makes Illegals Build Border Fence - Scrappleface

Do a Doobie

Tonight the Gekko party of 2 will be at Fraze Pavilion checking out the Doobie Brothers.

The last time Gordon saw the Doobies, we had the storm from hell which resulted in beer coolers floating through a parking lot, lawn chairs being such into drains, and Gordon receiving a Soprano like facial laceration.

Needless to say, I'm hoping for better weather this time.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Quote for the weekend

After I just finished my last post, i ran into this diddy.

I have no serious expectations of Senators these days, but I would like them at the very least to try and sound a little less like the plump complacent emirs of the one-party-state of Incumbistan. Trent Lott fails even that test.

Mark Steyn

Hat Tip Porkopolis

GOP Spam

Somewhere in the year 2004, I made the brutal mistake of signing up via email to help out the Bush team. What I (got) get in return is an endless barrage of spam from the RNC or other GOP politico.

99.999% of the time, I delete them without reading them. But today, I just happen to read one "from" Mike Duncan, RNC Chairman.

The email is all about how Harry Reid disparaged the troops and military leadership, as if a die hard republican doesn't already know that Harry Reid is a weasel.

You know. Here is my response to Mr. Duncan,

If you so despise Harry Reid, why didn't govern the Senate in such a way that would have kept that idiot from being majority leader?

If you read this blog, you know how hard I am on the GOP... much harder than democrats. Call it the soft bigotry of low expectations in reverse. I expect democrats to be socialists (Bernie Sanders), money launderers (William Jefferson), drug addicts (Patrick Kennedy), murderers (Ted Kennedy), and general vermin (Bill and Hillary Rodham). I won't except that from a party I intend to vote for.

It's my belief that conservatives stand more on principle than democrats. Read an analysis by a liberal and you'll see that they are willing to watch their candidates compromise their beliefs and run on things like lower taxes and faith because they know that's what it takes to get elected. Hell, conservatives can't even stand the thought of a pro choice candidate even if they intend to put Scalia types all over the federal court system.

Where I'm going with this is this, Mr Duncan, unlike a major league general manager, I pay for performance, not on potential. For the past 10 - 16 years the GOP (nationally and in Ohio) hung that conservative carrot out in front of republicans and all we got was wasted money and corruption.

By the end of your run, I couldn't tell Mike DeWine, George Voinovich & Bob Taft from Howard Metzenbaum, John Glenn & Dick Celeste.

So instead of wasting my hard drive space with your anti Harry Reid drivel, how about telling me how the GOP is governing on principle for once.

So Long

I just happened to catch the last post by Anna at A Rose by any Other Name.

Reading her post really had me reflect on this blogging business myself, especially as it pertains to political blogging.

When you watch day after day of the same lying, conniving, spinning by scumbag after scumbag (aka US senators), it can really start to wear on you. There are days when you feel like you have the film of these ding dongs all over you. I can totally get how narcotic detectives end up as drug abusers at times.

Since I don't like to post on the Paris's, Anna Nicole's and Brittany's of the world, it leaves me with commenting on derelicts of the political variety and, some days, you just want to walk away.

All that said, so long to Anna, Maybe she'll rekindle her fire and get back in the game. She's definitely a contributor and not a consumer in the game of life.

Council repeals "Pro Choice City" Resolution

The city of Philadelphia repealed an earlier resolution proclaiming itself as a Pro-Choice City.

Like most large cities, it's good to know that council doesn't have more pressing things to do like reducing crime, paving streets, fighting fires.

Seriously, I would be against a resolution making the city a "pro life" city. Is it any wonder people keep flocking to the suburbs as soon as they have the resources to do so. Just one of these headlines is enough for five people to shake their heads and decide to move to the 'burbs.

Roads, Fire, Police.

On the plus side, if they were actually doing serious government work, there would probably be a tax increase in the offing. So maybe they should just debate all those serious subjects important for city council's like the meaning of life, the lyrics of Pink Floyd songs, and the subliminal messages in Andy Warhol paintings.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

APB Bank Robber

Cincinnati has seen an upswing in bank robberies the past few years.

Do you want to prevent these from happening in the future? Start hiring tellers with concealed carry permits and place a note on the door saying

This Bank Hires Armed Employees...
Rob At Your Own Risk

I'm still waiting for the first control nut to place a sign on their front door indicating that guns were not permitted on their premises.

By the way, if you see this guy, call Cincinnati police. Actually, I think he's the ticket scalper on fourth street that totally ripped me off last weekend.

Reid calls General "Incompetent"

Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, called the Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, incompetent.

Pot, Kettle, Black.

I found this picture of dear Harry tanning. I almost didn't recognize him without his hands in the air.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


They always say that most accidents happen within 5 miles of where you live. Well, I can attest to that. Midas had a little mishap a couple days ago not far from his palatial estate.

I'm sure my friends in the auto parts business are licking their chops over the amount of money my insurance company will be paying out to fix the two cars involved. You think gas is expensive? And what is a johnson rod?

Midas was also cited and had to contribute $70 to the township's police pizza fund.

Justice delayed

Posteal Laskey, the Cincinnati Strangler, died yesterday at the Pickaway Correctional Institution in Orient OH.

He was originally sentenced to death back in 1967. After the Supreme Court ruled the death penalty unconstitutional he was subject to life imprisonment. Yesterday, the death sentence was finally delivered via natural causes.

While I'm certain God's got everything handled for Mr. Laskey, I could only wish he would get the same treatment he gave his victims.

Around the Blogger World

President Bush Continues to Antagonize Us - Red State
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Shrinking Middle Class - NixGuy
CAIR's Anti-Terrorism Campaign - Little Green Footballs
McCain Campaign Hitting the Skids - PoliPundit
Why you Should keep both Hands on the Wheel - Deadspin
Wednesday's tax tip - Valentine Tax Tips
Iraqi Groups Turning against Al Qaeda - Liberally Conservative
Belloc On New Paganism - Eye Hacker Blog

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Antioch College to Close

As I posted yesterday, Gordon and his girlfriend went to Yellow Springs, Ohio to ride the bike trail and hang out in town.

While we were there, we drove in and around Antioch College. Antioch is known for it's liberal activism and general anti-conformist student body.

To quote Gordon's girlfriend "this place is a dump".

Well, it appears that Antioch has met with hard times. They announced they're closing the campus effective 2008. From the news release....

Given its small endowment and heavy dependence on tuition revenue, this low enrollment has threatened the College’s survival....

What they should have said was

"our university failed to graduate enough capitalist pigs to donate to our endowment and our 'socially conscience' alumni didn't care enough to give back to the school."

It's really a shame that the school's closing. It's actually a beautiful area and a great place for a school.

Hopefully, they'll make it back.

Redding is Funtamental

Teachers are on strike in Quincy Mass.

Apparently, the teachers are upset with their treatment. Here's a quote from one.

"It almost makes myself look other places, other schools that would take better care of a teacher,"

I think the students might learn more if they didn't go to school.

HT opinion journal

OOOOuch! Sell Your Beer Stocks

In a move that's likely to frost the balls of every hillbilly in America, speculation has it that Dale Earnhardt Jr., will be announcing that his new race team will be........ Hendrix Motorsports.

Hendrix? Jeff Gordon's team?

Man, that's like Ditka announcing that he's going to coach the Packers; Jim Tressel taking the Michigan job; Billy Donovan taking the uuh, wait, where's he at now?

It's enough to drive a red neck to sobriety.

Gas Company Conspiracy

At long last, the oil companies finally conspired today to get gas prices down below $3/gal. today.

When the executives get together to set the price do they do it on a conference call? Maybe they do it through their daughter's IM accounts? Maybe they text message each other? Maybe they do it like the movie Trading Places and get some clandestine schmuck to deliver the word?

What I don't understand is how and why they ever get together to actually drop the price?

Actually, I know what it was; it was all those guys that boycotted gasoline on May 15th. It took almost a month, but at least the oil company guys got the message. We are no longer going to buy gasoline on May 15th ever again unless they decide to drop the price.

Gotta go... I need to call my broker and tell him to buy more Exxon/Mobil before it splits.

Nifong on Trial

Mike Nifong is on trial for his conduct during the Duke Rape Case.

I'd wish him the same treatment he gave the Duke guys except his trial has already started without the Bar Association proclaiming his guilt.

Rudy's "Twelve Commitments"

I will keep America on offense in the Terrorists’ War on Us.

I will end illegal immigration, secure our borders, and identify every non-citizen in our nation.

I will restore fiscal discipline and cut wasteful Washington spending.

I will cut taxes and reform the tax code.

I will impose accountability on Washington.

I will lead America towards energy independence.

I will give Americans more control over, and access to, healthcare with affordable and portable free-market solutions.

I will increase adoptions, decrease abortions, and protect the quality of life for our

I will reform the legal system and appoint strict constructionist judges.

I will ensure that every community in America is prepared for terrorist attacks and
natural disasters.

I will provide access to a quality education to every child in America by giving real school choice to parents.

I will expand America’s involvement in the global economy and strengthen our reputation around the world.

The sad thing is, Rudy has to put this out as a platform when it should just be a given for anyone running for prez.

No Confidence Vote

The senate holds a no confidence vote on Alberto Gonzales.

A public opinion poll is out showing Harry Reid with a 19% favorable rating.....

Not exactly a vote of confidence for ole Harry now is it.

We'll be waiting for his resignation

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What an Honor; Killing Your Daughter - Smoke If You Got 'em

Justices for Injustice

I get a little tired of the media's take on court decisions as if it's the court's role in society to right wrongs.

Hello! For you liberals who skipped your civics lessons (or maybe you went to a public school indoctrination camp), let's go over it again. The court's function is to read the law and make sure it's decisions are in adherence to the law. It is not the court's role to figure out who should win and make sure it's decisions are consistent with that conclusion. That is what legislatures are supposed to do.... actually make the laws the courts are to interpret. This is why we call it checks and balances and separation of powers.

The NY Times had the following headline "Injustice 5, Justice 4" and wrote an entire article about the recent court decision regarding a sexual discrimination case. But the issue before the court was not whether or not there was sexual discrimination but whether the plaintiff filed her suit within the time limits according to the law.

Stuart Taylor has an excellent piece where he addresses how liberals are impacting public policy with the use of politically liberal court decisions.

It's why I don't give one rats butt as to the politicians position on abortion. Bush is allegedly pro life..... what has that got anyone? It's all about the courts. If you are going to choose activist judges like ones that find a right to an abortion where it cannot be found in any law or constitution, then your position doesn't mean squat.

The court's, both on the right and left, have consistently usurped legislative and executive power making justice nothing more than a venue shop. Get the right judge, get a decision in your favor.

But that was never what the founding fathers had in mind. The legislatures were the ones to do the dirty work.

If you are one of those who still believe in the wisdom of the Supreme Court, just remember "separate but equal".

Monday, June 11, 2007

Atheists Asserting Themselves

Here's a piece declaring that atheists are starting to become a more unified voice in America's political and social culture that needs to be dealt with.

We keep hearing about how the democratic party is the faith party; that the party welcomes believers with open arms. You can't read anything about Obama Clinton Edwards (or is it Edward Clinton Obama) without an interjection of faith.

So it's obvious that this piece must be in some kind of right wing extremist publication like the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Townhall.

Except that it's in the Nation, not exactly the conservative magazine of record. Tell me again how the democratic party isn't hostile to those of faith.

Projection - Not Just a Video Feature Anymore

William Jefferson, the democratic congressman, arraigned Friday on corruption and racketeering charges, was ordered to surrender all his guns as a condition of bail.

William Jefferson, who received an "F" from the NRA for his gun control votes.

Hey, I guess if I had $90,000 stashed in a freezer, I'd want something better than some frozen cube steaks to protect my money.

Debutante Gone Bad

If you are a world wide celebrity whose only redeeming quality is the 80 mil you have in a trust fund and you've made an entire reputation out of being a smart ass & bad girl, I've got a hint for you.

When you get sentenced to jail, don't cry out to your mommy. It really hurts your street cred.

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Sex Offenders - Captains Quarters
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Iraq, Iran, US: Preeminent Strikes - Liberally Conservative
Personal Financial Tip - Valentine Tax Tips

No sweatshops allowed

Yesterday, Gordon and Gordon's girlfriend went to Yellow Springs Ohio, home of Antioch College and the last bastion of Ohio hippiedom, for a bike ride along the bike trail.

After a ride along the trail, we went into a couple of the shops in town. We went into this one shop where all the clothing was made of hemp. Through the haze of incense that had me flash back to my pot smoking days, I saw a bumper sticker that said "capitalist pigs must die".

I heard the clerk tell a customer about how none of their clothes were made in sweatshops.

This all seemed to be confusing to me.

First, After this woman bought a hemp purse for $40, a hemp shirt for $40, and a pair of Birckenstocks for $120.00, the clerk didn't ask this ding dong where she got her money from.

Maybe, she had two hundred bucks because she bought a Chinese TV for $100.00 less than the US. Maybe it's because she pays $50.00 a year less for a computer made in India. Maybe it's because she owns a company that has operations in Juarez Mexico.

Somehow, where she got her "blood money" didn't seem to matter to this guy who asked no questions.

But of course, he's a capitalist pig just like the bumper sticker he's was selling.

Sunday, June 10, 2007