Saturday, July 21, 2007

NBA is mobbed up?

NBA official, Tim Donaghy, is under investigation for allegedly betting on NBA games; some he actually officiated.

The NBA is worried that this investigation may cause the public to think that NBA officials are on the take.

Don't worry NBA, I've thought your officials were on the take long before this investigation was made public.

Trusting the blogs

If you have read this blog you know how funny I think it is when the main stream media attacks the credibility of blogs.

More examples of how main stream papers of record doctored stories to fit their paradigm of political correctness.

I think Katie Couric should sign off on her news cast with the phrase "and thats tonight's news brought to you by the fake, but accurate network".

Supporting the Troops

Bill Kristol hits one out on this one.

Compromise, Shompromise

Headline Democrats take an uncompromising stance

When you stand with your arms in the air surrendering, I'd say that's pretty uncompromising.

Lancaster Ohio revisited

Earlier this week I posted about Lancaster Ohio and the ethic of public service and such...
Lo and behold meet Randy Monroe, a 10 year old, who just earned his first aid badge in boy scouts and got to use it to save his great grand mother.

He'll be one bad ass marine some day.

Friday, July 20, 2007


Within the last hour, 28 male, Irish passengers waiting in the customs line at JFK airport, sprinted past the customs agents and scattered themselves throughout the airport.

While agents were able to get five of the passengers, it is believed that the remaining 23 are now out of the airport area and scattered throughout the surrounding New York area.

Imagine that scenario playing out in on Fox News or CNN. It would be of monumental proportion. Think of the non stop crawler.

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!! Potential Terrorists, spread amongst New Yorkers.

But this scenario plays all the time throughout the US and nary a word. You know what they call it in El Paso Texas?...... They call it Monday. In San Diego CA? ..... Thursday night.

I'm convinced the news media would have a whole different attitude about the illegal alien problem if they actually had to live it.

With that said, one other aspect of the immigration problem that people don't get. Why do Mexican and Guatemalan administrations object so much to strict US immigration enforcement? They object because they know that if these people had to stay in their countries, the leadership would have to be accountable for the corrupt government they provide their citizens. It would be ugly.

So by us not adequately enforcing the border, we allow corrupt and ineffective governments in those countries to continue imposing poverty on it's people.

Now let's enforce that damn border and pass me the margarita.

When you lies wit da dogs....

Like most white people in America, one gets a little tired of the whole race conversation. Especially when it comes to sports. Sports may be the one place in today's world where race really has no bearings on the sports fans emotions.

Yet I keep hearing conversations on talk radio that the home run chase is a racial issue, that Michael Vick's problems are racial.

How is it that I'm a racist because I think the guy soon to have the home run title is an ass and a cheat and makes the record worthless when the man that holds the real home title, Hank Aaron, is black? How am I racist if I would be extremely enthusiastic if Ken Griifrey, Jr (a black man) won the title?

How am I racist if I think Michael Vick is a scum bag for electrocuting and hanging dogs?

It's why I'm always so glad to read a piece by Jason Whitlock. Because he's black and not a white guy, he's able to put out an opinion calling out stupidity without being shouted down as a racist.

Here's his take on Vick

...Seriously, Vick didn't do it for the money. The Atlanta Falcons gave him all the money he could ever hope to spend. Vick was involved in pit bull breeding (and quite possibly dogfighting) because he enjoyed it. He's a product of a culture that makes the "profession" acceptable and honorable. It's the same culture that has turned the dope dealer into mayor of the neighborhood.

To add to Whitlock's's the same culture that elects Ray Nagin & Marion Berry as mayors of a city despite their obvious incompetence. It's the same culture that applauds when OJ gets one over on "the man". It's the same culture that applauds people like Al Sharpton, who's actions have resulted in people dying.

If American "black leadership" ever wants white America to embrace the hardships and struggles of discrimination, they have to be willing to make the first step and call out the culture that breeds an Alfonso Price. Until that day, "Whitey" will just continue to shrug his shoulders at all this other menusha.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Are you happy to see me.

The long term effects of too much Viagra.

Receipt of Stolen Property

I steal a radar detector from my neighbor's car and I sell it to you for $20.00. If caught, you could be charged with receipt of stolen property.

Out of curiosity, if someone steals $65,000 and blows it in a casino why isn't the casino charged with receipt of stolen property and required to pay it back to the owner?

Just a thought.

You want these guys to manage your health care?

So we all want "free" health care run by the government.

Well the government already runs a segment of the country's health care called Medicare. Here's the performance of that system as reported by John Stossel.

Medicare has a 75-year $34 trillion unfunded liability! Its costs are growing faster than inflation. Social Security has a 75-year $5 trillion unfunded liability. These are Ponzi schemes that will be bankrupt before Moore reaches retirement age. The U.S. mail manages to deliver his dad's checks, but compare its performance to FedEx or UPS. The Post Office said it wasn't possible to deliver packages overnight.

And the government has the kahunas to prosecute people for Ponzi Schemes.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Workin' the base

This is the kind of stuff that keeps Democrats from winning national elections. Like it or not, red states will just never go for this kind of stuff. It's surprising that the libs haven't figured this out by now.

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., told Planned Parenthood Tuesday that sex education for kindergarteners, as long as it is "age-appropriate," is "the right thing to do."

"'Barack Obama supports teaching sex education to kindergarteners,'" said Obama mimicking Keyes' distinctive style of speech. "Which -- I didn’t know what to tell him (laughter)."

"But it’s the right thing to do," Obama continued, "to provide age-appropriate sex education, science-based sex education in schools."


Speaking on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards before the family planning and abortion-rights group Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Edwards lauded her husband's health-care proposal as "a true universal health-care plan" that would cover "all reproductive health services, including pregnancy termination," referring to abortion.

Obama, who earlier gained the endorsement of Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian Fenty, offered the group a vision of equal opportunity for women, tying a call for improved access to contraceptives for low-income women with a call for an "updated social contract" that includes paid maternity leave and expanded school hours.

Asked about his proposal for expanded access to health insurance, Obama said it would cover "reproductive-health services." Contacted afterward, an Obama spokesman said that included abortions.


McCain Speech

Nasty Brutish & Short has an excerpt from John McCain's speech on the Senate floor this morning. It's a good read.

Ponzi Scheme Conviction

Jerry Ray Rose of Hamilton was convicted of a felony for running a Ponzi scheme.

A description of the activity.

"He ran a Ponzi scheme, with money coming in the front door as money went out the back door to current investors," Ferguson said. "He has acknowledged that he has taken in more than $10 million and is upside-down to investors, that is, short of paying them off by $5 million."

Rose's biggest mistake.... he committed his offense in Ohio. If he ran the social security system in DC, we'd call him Senator.

What are Parks for?

Years ago, I used to enjoy stopping by a deli, pick up a sandwich and head to a local park and read the paper and/or listen to the radio in my car and get some fresh air. I did that until I got hit on twice by gay guys.

So I started going to more recreational parks until I realized that a single guy sitting in a car while kids are playing, probably doesn't look so good.

As a result, Gordon is often confined to his office during lunch time.

What I don't understand is what took Cincinnati police so long to set up a sting in Mt Airy Forest (one of the parks where I was hit on ten years ago) for gays soliciting sex. It had been rumored for years as a "lollipop park". Here's a hint Cincinnati police.... check out Burnet Woods. You're going to find some activity there as well.

The other thing I don't understand is why gays frequently pursue sex in parks. As a hetero, I can't ever remember me and my buddies saying "hey let's go to a park and meet some babes". Parks don't strike me as a place to meet people. In fact, I go to parks to get away from people. Why can't George Michael et al meet guys the ways hetero's meet women.... in bars.

Here's a thought. If I want some piece and quiet and fresh air, I'll start reading my paper at a roadside rest.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Post Dying

We're down to one paper in Cincinnati. After 12/31/07, only the Bird Cage liner will be left.

The Cincinnati Post and The Kentucky Post - afternoon daily newspapers serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for more than a century - will cease publication on Dec. 31, 2007, the newspaper's owners announced today.

The last edition of the newspapers, owned by Cincinnati-based E.W. Scripps Co., will be published on that Monday, New Year's Eve.

The decision by Scripps to cease publication comes three years after the company was notified by the Gannett Co., owner of the Cincinnati Enquirer, that the 30-year contractual agreement under which the Enquirer handles business operations for The Post would not be renewed when it expired at the end of this year.


The NFL should be proud

A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick for his alleged role in a dogfighting operation in Virginia where breeders fought pit bulls for purses as high as $20,000 and losing dogs were electrocuted, drowned, hanged or shot to death.

Liberals are soooo smart

Ezra Klein at the LA Times has a piece about vacation time in the US. Money quote from the piece.

....Every other advanced economy offers a government guarantee of paid vacation to its workforce. Britain assures its workforce of 20 days of guaranteed, compensated leave. Germany gives 24. And France gives, yes, 30.

We guarantee zero. Absolutely none. That's why one out of 10 full-time American employees, and more than six out of 10 part-time employees, get no vacation. And even among workers with paid vacation benefits, the average number of days enjoyed is a mere 12. In other words, even those of us who are lucky enough to get some vacation typically receive just over a third of what the French are guaranteed.

This is strange. Of all these countries, the United States is, by far, the richest.

Hello, did it ever occur to this guy that maybe this is the reason the US is the richest. I know one of the societies we need to emulate is the French... Give me some of that 11% unemployment any day.

Time off

I was just looking at the blog and noticed that few of my recent posts have been about government or politics. Consider it a vacation.

I'm really sick of posting on all the ding dongs and derelicts in the political spotlight right now. I guess the "Live Earth" show threw me over the edge.

For instance, over on Sheryl "One Square" Crow's site is her concert schedule. She goes from Ohio to Illinois back to Ohio. How carbon neutral is that? When is the media going to call out the hypocrisy? How about Madonna? She goes from NY on July 3rd to London on July 7th and back to NY for a show on July 18th? Anyone see the hypocrisy there?

Or how about Al Gore, eating his Chilean Sea Bass (a fish being fished to extinction) at his daughter's wedding. Where's the call out from the environmentalist?

Or how about John Edwards and his poverty tour? How does living in a 28,000 square foot house qualify you as speaker for two America's? When does the media call it out?

I've told friends that one of the things you notice about blogging on politicos is that you start to smell like them after a while; and given that I'm recently engaged I'm still trying to smell my best, so I'll probably just be posting on cultural icons like Alfonso Price for a few days.

Big Government

Tax Girl has an interesting post regarding the effective tax rates of the US largest companies.

The next time I hear one of the political types talk about "big oil", I'll search them out kick them in the kahunas, or change the channel depending on what's on.

ExxonMobil's effective tax rate is 34.4% that means for every dollar of profit the company earns, they pay over 1/3rd to the government; more than three times the roughly 10% the company gets to keep.

Yeah Gordon, but look at what the government does with it's profits. They invest in new equipment, explore for new reserves, employee thousands of people, upkeep for refineries, invest in alternative fuel sources, etc, etc.

Except the government does none of that. Like I've said before, if you like that deal, I'll send my buddies, Tony, Sal and Carmine over to your house and take 1/3rd of your pay. At least they'll pick up your garbage for you.

Red America

Over the weekend, Gordon made the drive to his home town of Lancaster, OH, a bedroom community about 30 miles from Columbus. While I was in town, I stopped in a grocery store and was really struck by the number of pictures of active service members on the wall on the store.

From my count, there were at least 125 pictures of service men and women. The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines were all represented on the wall. I'm guessing the men and women on the wall we're just fraction of all the people currently serving in the military.

Now the town of Lancaster has seen better days. Anchor Hocking plants, which once dominated the town's landscape, show the wear and tear of factories no longer maintained. So I would imagine that the democrats would tell us that these people enlist in this town because of lost economic opportunities.

But I would bet all of Midas' extreme wealth, you could not find a 40,000 population inside of "Blue State" America with the number of enlistees that "Red state" Lancaster, Ohio has serving.

That's because places like Lancaster, Ohio teach walk over talk, service over served, and causes bigger than yourself.

For a long time, I wrote off my home town for being small minded and hick. Seeing those pictures on the wall, reminded me that I learned a hell of lot more about life in my 18 years in little Lancaster, Ohio than I've ever learned in the "Big" city.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Gordon's getting hitched

In what may be the most amazing thing to occur since the Big Bang (for you evolutionists out there), Gordon finally met a beautiful woman who would take his paw in holy matrimony.

No date set has been set, but I'm sure it will be every bit as big as Elvis and Priscilla, Charles and Di, and Don and Melanie (both times). I'm just hoping that when the roofies wear off, she remembers actually saying yes.

Watch for the details in your local society pages.

One of Life's Winners

Meet Alfonso Price, 15 years old. A product of our poverty system also known as welfare.

He's been charged with felonious assault and murder in connection with the attack on an 18 year old pregnant woman.

Price and two others “beat and stomped (the woman) so bad” that the fetus was killed. Authorities did not release information on the other two.

He apparently beat the woman, carrying his child, because she refused to have an abortion.

Well, I guess he won't have to worry about child support anymore.


Saturday night, Gordon, et al. saw Starship with Mickey Thomas.

I gotta give it up to Mickey; the guy is in his 50's and his voice is still awesome. It was a good show, the band sounded great. The female vocalist, Stephanie Calvert, was better than Grace Slick could have been on an acid trip.

My notes

I still don't know how these guys 1) stay slim and 2) keep their hair.

This must be the rock star diet

Breakfast - Two shots of vodka and a couple of lines of coke over easy.

Brunch - A shot of scotch and two baked Oxycontin

Lunch - Two shots of tequila, and a couple of rocks of Meth, lightly breaded.

Dinner - Two shots of bourbon, 7 Percocet and an Ambien sauteed in a light rum sauce and for dessert, one Whiskey Sour.

Your liver will be a wreck but man you'll sure look good.... unless you're Keith Richards.

We're not Michigan?

A few months ago, I made fun of a couple of guys in Michigan electrocuted as they tried to steal copper wiring from live power lines.

Not to be upstaged, the state of Ohio submitted their "pee in the gene pool" candidate. An unidentified man was found hanging in some power lines trying to do what class? Steal copper wire from an active power line.

According to the article, copper is now running at $3.59 a pound or what you would essentially make if you worked a job.

So I guess when it's all said and done I guess the new Ohio motto should be "Ohio, Hey, We're not Michigan for at least a half a year".