Saturday, August 18, 2007

John finally fights back.

John Edwards must have read my post yesterday... critical that he always sends his cancer stricken wife out to take on Ann Coulter.

Yesterday, he called Coulter a "she-devil". Yep... and I bet if she were there, he would have tossed his can of mousse at her too.

Meet Dante Allen

Another in a long line of Cincinnati thugs, Dante Allen, He's the one on the left accused of all things; shooting and killing someone at a peace rally.

My guess is Dante will soon have a love interest in prison.

But you know, maybe Dante gets a bad rap. He was just tryin' keep the city above the record homicide pace set last year. Just like a lot of records. It's a lot easier to set the record than it is to come back and break it the following season.

Right now the city has what 45-46 homicides? If we can get one or two more peace rallies a week for the rest of the year. We'll have that record put to shame.

Take that you complaint suburbanites.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Emotional experience

Against my better judgment, I was at lunch today and bought a USELESS Today.


10 great places to absorb the the reality of slavery

I guess if you can't catch the world's largest ball of twine or the Accountant's Hall of Fame, one of these places is sure to fire up your museum experience.

One of the 10 places, The National Underground Railroad Museum, is right here in Cincinnati.

Quote from a visitor

"... the exhibit is an intensely emotional experience".

I know what they mean.... I cry every time I drive by it.

Appalachia expands

The feds realize that Appalachia was too small so they added four Ohio counties.

I'm ever so closer to becoming a hillbilly.

Hat Tip One Oar in the Water


Here's the class of the pro abortion crowd. What if you use plastic hangers?

Canadian Socialism

You know why socialism even comes close to working in Canada?

First, They don't have to spend a dime on national defense. Does anyone doubt if they were invaded by the Russian's the prime minister's first call would be to our president. They can't afford the expense.

Second, If you need things like medical services you simply head south and get it from the US. Porkopolis has more about the birth of quadruplets in Montana.

What do we get out of the deal? Molson, dollars worth half of ours, Gordon Lightfoot and Bryan Adams.

Not a deal to me.

Main Stream Media Accuracy

It's a good thing that we have the main stream media to provide us with accurate news accounts.

With all their fact checkers, we're able to get an accurate picture of the news unlike those bloggers in pajamas. Well except for all those instances of false reports and out right plagarism as outlined in this American Thinker piece.

Well at least those respectable newspapers aren't reporting stories about the five football field wide NAFTA superhighway..... Unless you consider the San Francisco Chronicle respectable.

Elizabeth Edwards for President

A lot of people wonder what it is about John Edwards I so dislike. After you meet me, you're probably certain that I'm jealous of his quaffed mane of hair.

But let me list the reasons.

1) He's a tort attorney. Really needs no explanation.

2) Time after time he has continually sent his cancer stricken wife out to do his hatchet work. What kind of man does that? He doesn't have the stones to speak out against Ann Coulter? She's right, she's more of a man than Edward's is.

3) He's a first class phony. You know the type. As soon as you shake his hand you want to find somewhere to wipe it off. He speaks about two America's from a 28,000 square foot house, $400.00 haircuts, he invests in sub prime lenders etc. He leaves people waiting for hours at campaign rallies. Basically, no respect for the least of us.

4) He was a senator. See tort attorney above.

5) Like most of the candidates, he's actually never run anything in his life. I'm sure he's never even run a lemonade stand because it gets "sticky".

I don't know why he doesn't step aside and let his wife run the campaign. But then again, how do you trust her judgment.... she picked him for a husband.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

When they eat their own

It looks like ABC's 20/20 is going to do a report on NBC's Dateline and their role in the death of Bill Conradt.

Now if we can just get the tort attorney's after each other, we can call our society perfect.

News Flash

Apparently, someone named Mr. Spice scored in a soccer game yesterday.

Experts believe the next goal may occur in perfect tandem with the next comet to orbit the earth, the year 2020.

The King Lives

Today is the 30 anniversary of Elvis' death.

Did you know if Elvis did the things that Priscilla claims he did to her as a 15 year old, Elvis would have to register as a sex offender under today's laws. Apparently there was a whole lot a shakin' goin' on under the covers.

None the less, the King rules and he can register in my neighborhood after he finishes his shift at the Waffle House; or is it Burger King?

Compromise this

A reader of the Enquirer, I'm sure a nice person, has a guest column about the need for compromise in our world today.

She's so naive. She mentions the three most polarizing issues in the American debate.

Illegal Immigration
Use of tax dollars

I hate to burst her bubble but I would offer that it's because of compromise that's gotten us to this place to begin with.

I believe life begins at conception, how do you "compromise" that with abortion on demand.

I do not believe in illegal immigration because of the compromising term "illegal". It's like saying you pro or con illegal bank robbing. How do you compromise that?

I do not believe government should establish a moral code of stealing money from one to give to another. How do I compromise those beliefs?

People who believe in compromise don't really believe in anything. It's why I'm so critical of republicans, they're the ones most likely to sell out every conservative principle which is why I don't believe many of them believe in conservative principles at all.

Before I die I want to see senators or reps come to blows on behalf of their beliefs. I'd rather see gridlock in government before compromise because any "compromise" on an issue means conservatives get screwed.


If Prince could do it, why can't we?

A Chinese couple tried to name their baby "@", claiming the character used in e-mail addresses echoed their love for the child, an official trying to whip the national language into line said on Thursday.



It's nice to see Mayor Mallory working hard to stop crime in the city of Cincinnati. With all the track meets at the (excellent rated) suburban schools, you'd think there would be all kinds of murders out there. (My theory is he's worried his shooting abilities will rank with his baseball throwing skills.) Chalk this one up to worthless, symbolic politics.

When Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory starts Saturday's 5K College Hill Rhythm Race, he'll blow a whistle to do it. He refuses to fire a gun, even a starter pistol. “I think the symbolism is just bad,” he said. “It’s just something I don’t do.”

Mallory Won't Use Gun to Start Race

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Taxes & stadiums

Of all my votes, I've considered my vote for the stadiums here in SW Ohio to be one of my top five worst (along w/ Jesse Jackson & Jerry Springer in a primaries, Mike Dukakis and Howard Metzenbaum).

Instead of voting for a tax increase we should have done it like Wisconsin. I'm doing a return for a client up there and on the bottom of the form you can contribute part or all of your refund to

Prostate cancer
Endangered resources
Firefighters memorial
Breast Cancer research
Multiple Sclerosis and a


I just wonder how much they've got in the fund to date?

SLUTH award

Record foreclosures across the country as a result of ARM's cranking up. Sub Prime mortgage business in the tank. Record real estate losses.

Don't worry, there are still mortgage companies out there soliciting ARM's so you can "get a reasonable monthly payment".

I about drove off the road when I heard the ad on the radio; I think it was a Third Federal mortgage spot.

You know, in the past, I gave the SLUTH (SLap Upside The Head) award for people who got themselves into these ARM's in the first place.

However, if you find that the only way you can qualify for a mortgage is to squeeze into one of these ARM's you not only get a SLUTH but you also get a Hillary Nut Cracker treatment (see below) award for absolute stupidity.

If you're one of those mortgage companies shelling out these deals today, you get a Hillary rectal probe to your tonsil treatment for insanity.

Heresy - Global warming denial

When ever you talk to an atheist, you always end up with a discussion of the evils organized religion have imposed on society. Whenever, you ask them to give you an example you inevitably get.

The Crusades!
The Crusades!
The Crusades!

Something that happened well over 500 years ago and much of which was a response to attacks from Muslims into western Europe.

But regardless, you will almost always get some kind of jab about how the Church persecuted Galileo and Copernicus for their science of the solar system.

But many of these sames atheist liberals are the first to shut out and downright persecute anyone who has a contrary opinion on the issue of global warming.

Jeff Jacoby has a good piece about the persecution of "global warming deniers". And we're not just talking about a few loons shouting down a rally on a college campus. We're talking about people who should know better.


Anthropogenic global warming is a scientific hypothesis, not an article of religious or ideological dogma. Skepticism and doubt are entirely appropriate in the realm of science, in which truth is determined by evidence, experimentation, and observation, not by consensus or revelation. Yet when it comes to global warming, dissent is treated as heresy -- as a pernicious belief whose exponents must be shamed, shunned, or silenced.

Newsweek is hardly the only offender. At the Live Earth concert in New Jersey last month, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. denounced climate-change skeptics as "corporate toadies" for "villainous" enemies of America and the human race. "This is treason," he shouted, "and we need to start treating them now as traitors."

Some environmentalists and commentators have suggested that global-warming "denial" be made a crime, much as Holocaust denial is in some countries. Others have proposed that climate-change dissidents be prosecuted in Nuremberg-style trials. The Weather Channel's Heidi Cullen has suggested that television meteorologists be stripped of their American Meteorological Society certification if they dare to question predictions of catastrophic global warming.

A few weeks ago, the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Marlo Lewis published an article opposing mandatory limits on carbon-dioxide emissions, arguing that Congress should not impose caps until the technology exists to produce energy that doesn't depend on carbon dioxide. In response to Lewis's reasonable piece, the president of the American Council on Renewable Energy, Michael Eckhart, issued a threat:

"Take this warning from me, Marlo. It is my intention to destroy your career as a liar. If you produce one more editorial against climate change, I will launch a campaign against your professional integrity. I will call you a liar and charlatan to the Harvard community of which you and I are members. I will call you out as a man who has been bought by Corporate America."

Projection...... It's not just for 15th century Christians anymore.

Wednesday's tax tip

Check out Wednesday's tax tip on the claiming of exemptions for divorced parents at Valentine Tax Tips .

Great News

Last night a peace rally was held in Cincinnati and no one was shot.

Keeping religion out of politics

Is Mitt Romney's Mormonism fair game in the presidential campaign? What about Rudy's adherence or lack of adherence to the Catholic faith? What about Hillary's atheism?

Richard Cohen espouses a theory as to how to keep religion out of politics.

It seems to me that religion, and lack of religion, is very much a part of this and every political campaign.

For instance, here would be some of the questions I would propose to candidates regarding faith.

What in you religious training dictates that it's OK to steal money from one to give to another?

What in your religious training would allow you to permit abortion on demand?

What role does volunteerism play in your governmental framework?

But even more than the questions of the religious about about a few questions for the nonreligious (aka democrats).

Where do you develop your moral compass in the absence of God?

How do you determine right from wrong in the absence of God? Is it totally arbitrary?

I'm always irked with the media's obsession with the GOP's religious values. Granted I think they are at play but so are the democrats lack of religious values. Why do they always get a pass? It's why conservative Christians are so suspicious of the "faith talk" by democrats. They see the walk over the talk.

Hey Hillary what's your favorite Bible verse?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Media Bias

I read this article about the NASA temperature blunders and I was all set to post on even more falsities of the global warming debate.

Instead, I was taken by this quote within the article.

But the revisions have been seized on by conservative Americans, including firebrand radio host Rush Limbaugh, as evidence that climate change science is unsound.

For those that do not believe in media bias you can read in within this quote.

The writer should have written something to the effect of

The revisions could result in additional debate as to actual temperature changes and the accuracy of climate data used in forecasting.

But I'm sure the liberal that wrote this piece, one Daniel Dale, would tell you something like "I'm a liberal but I believe my writing is totally objective".

School's out

To my non conformist urbanite friend I met last weekend.

Here's another bit of that suburban conformity. Kids go to school and actually learn something.

As a challenge to any school board's out there. I would like to know. How much money per student would take to adequately teach our kids competitive life skills?

Is it $10,000?
Maybe $15,000?
How about $20,000?

If we dropped $40,000 per kid in the Cincinnati Public Schools, would that be enough to adequately teach the kids in those schools?

For those of you educated in CPS, you're probably not familiar with the economic term "law of diminishing returns". Basically, if we were to put another billion dollars in CPS would the results really look any different or are we just burning money with a blow torch?


Dennis Prager has a nice piece titled If it's Bad for America, it's good for Democrats.


Name almost any subject, and this unhealthy pattern can be discerned.

If African Americans come to believe that America is a land of opportunity in which racism has been largely conquered, it would be catastrophic for the Democrats. The day that most black Americans see America in positive terms will be the day Democrats lose any hope of winning a national election. Whatever one believes about the extent of racism in America, one cannot deny that the Democrats need black Americans to feel victimized by racism. Contented black Americans spell disaster for the Democratic Party.

If women marry, it is bad for the Democratic Party. Single women are an essential component of any Democratic victory. Unmarried women voted for Kerry by a 25-point margin (62 percent to 37 percent), while married women voted for President Bush by an 11-point margin (55 percent to 44 percent). According to a pro-Democrat website, The Emerging Democratic Majority, "the 25-point margin Kerry posted among unmarried women represented one of the high water marks for the Senator among all demographic groups

Once again, Prager hits it out of the park like a steroid induced melon head.

It goes back to my belief that the democratic party is no more than a coalition of aggrieved victims of everything that's right about America.

If you don't have a good job, forget that you never went to school. It's because a rich guy is holding you down.

If you can't get married because you're gay, forget that neither can polygamists. It must be from homophobes.

You don't get a promotion, forget that you only work 40 hours a week because you're a single mom. It's because the single guy next to you works 60 hours/week.

I've got to get back to work... wait maybe the new blogger union will see that I can make a living without doing my job.

Pot Kettle Black Award

To all Union bosses preaching endlessly to the widening gap between workers and the rich

.....Workers who kept their jobs saw the disparity between their paychecks and those of their union bosses grow. The pay gap between the state's 50 top-paid labor leaders and union workers has grown by $18,000 since 2002 -- an economic chasm expanding by almost $10 a day. Records supplied to the Labor Department by the unions themselves show that the state's 50 top-paid union officials now earn an average of $186,000. More than 1,000 labor officers and staffers in Michigan made more than $100,000 in 2006, more than twice as much as the average union worker.


Animal Farm

Those compliant suburbanites

Over the weekend I attended the Union Center Bash In suburban Cincinnati.

As I was in the beer line, a woman comes up behind me and this was the conversation

Woman "is this beer line single file?"

Gordon "Yes"

Woman "Why, it's so much slower?"

Gordon "Actually, it's faster. This way if one server gets held up for some reason it doesn't hold up the line for everyone behind them..."

Woman "suburbia cracks me up... they're so compliant"

Gordon "Whatever"

This chick then goes on to rant about she doesn't own a car, lives in the city, blah blah blah.

To which Gordon didn't say anything because he had his beer and, because of the faster beer line, he didn't need to listen to this ding dong anymore.

But like a lot of things, that conversation has stewed in me the past few days. And you know what? She's correct.

Suburbanites are so compliant, they do these odd things like follow the law, vote for competent politicians, stand single file in a beer lines and not shoot others at a peace bowl.

Tonight in the city Organizers are holding "Cease Fire Cincinnati". If organizers don't want anybody shot tonight... they should move it to of those compliant suburban places like West Chester or Mason.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Gift Idea

For the liberal who has everything.

Social Conservatives for Rudy

Jay at Pro Ecclesia rips social conservatives for supporting Rudy.

I'm actually one of the so-cons that support Rudy. I am fervently pro-life but I get one key thing. No matter how pro life you are, absolutely nothing happens until we revamp a federal court system that recognizes and adheres to the separation of powers outlined in the constitution.

I'm comfortable that Rudy will appoint those types of judges that will recognize this key tenet of the constitution. I'm also a Rudy guy because I believe that abortion, gay marriage and other social conservative agenda items have no place being in the domain of the federal government; they are and always have been state issues.

In addition, you're kidding yourself if you believe that McCain, Thompson, or Romney will be able to pass anything at the federal level that's going to make an impact on any of these issues.

Remember Ronald Reagan, he was a pro life and probably a anti gay marriage candidate. What exactly changed during his administration? The exact same thing will be true when McCain, et al when they go and appoint Sandra Day O'Connor to the bench.

I support Rudy for a few reasons 1) he's not a senator, all 100 of whom I loathe. 2) He's actually run a government unlike said senators. 3) He comes from a law and order back ground which gives him the perspective of separation of powers as it pertains to crime fighting. 4) Next to Thompson, He's one of the few that can beat Hillary.

If you've read this blog enough, you'll know that I don't support GOP candidates just because they're not democrats (see Mike Dewine, Bob Taft and George Voinovich).

I want more Alito's, Roberts, Scalia's and Thomas's on the Court. In my mind, until the day that happens Mickey Mouse, might as well be president and I don't think any of the candidates can deliver that more than Rudy.

Until a conservative shows up that's actually electable, I'm with Rudy and his six or seven wives.

Let's have a "piece" bowl

After this past weekend's "Peace Bowl", where a person was shot to death during a pee wee football game for peace, Stanley Crouch has a great piece about the lack of attention given to murders in the inner city.

Money quote

Addressing a dilemma tantamount to terrorism, a few months ago Ben Stein wrote in the conservative American Spectator that, "In the five and a half years since Sept. 11, 2001, there have been roughly 40,000 killings by gangs and gang members in this United States of America, mostly in the African-American and Hispanic sections of large cities." In his book, "The Devil and Dave Chappelle," William Jelani Cobb writes: "Between 1976 and 2004, African-Americans, who are 13% of the population, constituted nearly 47% of the homicide cases in the United States."

Crouch wonders why there are no politicians addressing it and why no media outlets are challenging the pols on it.

Here's a possible reason.

If you are a politician at a city level and you campaign on jailing murderers and cleaning up your city you are white.... almost by definition.

However, if you campaign on nothing except that you are not white, you're elected. One need to look no further than New Orleans and DC. By all accounts, Ray Nagin and Marion Barry are buffoons. Their cities are the worst run institutions in the US. After the hurricane and after Barry's cocaine convictions, both were reelected convincingly.


Because they represent every thing that white suburban America would never have in their communities. It's almost a reflex.

You'd never vote for a coke head, he's our man.

You'd indict an NFL quarterback for dog fighting, I'm buying his jersey.

You'd indict a guy with $90,000 in his freezer, I'd give him a "you the man".

You hate Barry Bonds because you're a law and order white guy, then I love melon head.

You want to see OJ go to jail, hell we'll treat him as a god even though he's had nothing to do with inner city black America in decades.

After a certain point in time, white America does what they can do.... leave. You want ray Nagin to run your city, we're out and no coming back. Whitey don't need a politician to address it because Whitey don't care and when we do, you'll do just the opposite anyway, so forget about it.

It's everybody's elephant in the room and when Whitey says something about it, he's a racist. If a black pol says something, he's an uncle Tom.

We're starting to see some fissures in the wall, with guys like Bill Cosby, Jason Whitlock, Thomas Sowell, even Stanley Crouch.

But until guys like Jesse and Al, the poverty pimps, start trumpeting that these problems are not whitey's fault anymore; nothing's going to happen. Except that it will happen all over again.

Creationism v Intelligent Design

NixGuy has a link and commentary to an article in Human Events regarding creationism and intelligent design debate.

Even though, I am a Christian and I believe much in the Bible, I've also had to wrestle with the knowledge that time appears to be problematic in the Bible.

Was Abraham over 100 when he had Isaac? Did God create the earth and all life in 6 days? Did the Jews roam the desert for forty years?

The thing I've always hung my hat on is that time is a totally human creation. God never created time. He never had to. When you are limitless, the alpha and omega, the beginning and ending. Time is not really something you have to manage. Humanity is finite. As a result, humans found a need to measure limits since they themselves are limited.

So I think, especially in the old testament stories, that much of the writing is such to expose the relative ease at which God can make things happen. Do we know that Abraham was 100? Maybe he was 40 and he always joked that he didn't feel a day over 100 and people took it as truth. I don't know.

What I do know is that my indoctrination into evolution as some type of scientific law did more to ruin my faith than any old fables in the old testament.

Once again. Just like Global Warming, Evolution is theory.... not law. There are enough gaps in unexplained evolution theory that make it just about as plausible as the most ridiculous creation hypothesis.

The day someone can take the inanimate (earth, fire, water and air) and make life out of that, give me a call. But until then, I guess I'm going to hang with this whole God thing.

Karl Rove

They won't have Karl to kick around anymore. You can't work in the White House without piling up a little dirty laundry. But this guy isn't the anti-Christ like liberal Democrats like to try to paint him as.

Top White House aide Karl Rove has told the Wall Street Journal he will resign at the end of August.

As President Bush's chief strategist and advisor, Rove has been a major target for liberals, some of whom describe him as "Bush's brain." Most recently, he's been the target of various Democrat subpoenas, and many believe he was the desired target of Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald in the Valerie Plame case.

Peace Bowl

It wouldn't be a "peace bowl" without a fatal shooting...

A young man was shot to death on a street here Sunday as a youth football tournament promoting non-violence was going on several hundred feet away.

The shooting occurred just south of Knott Street and Rockdale Avenue about 2:30 p.m., less than a quarter-mile west of Reading Road.

The violence brought an immediate end to the “Peace Bowl,” an event organized by the Avondale and Evanston community councils and other neighborhood organizations.