Saturday, November 10, 2007

Going Green

Why is it the more "green" the media gets, the more cynical I get about "going green"?

Green is everywhere. Every magazine feels compelled to do a special "green issue," but they feel so guilty about it, they ditch their glossy paper for pulp that gives it the feel of a hemp-commune newsletter that doubles as toilet paper. Food magazines have replaced "delicious" with "sustainable" as the highest praise.

"Green is the new black" according to fashion writers (who at least think certain cliches never go out of style).

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Global Warming Apocalypse

I happened to run into this article in Rolling Stone magazine about a scientist who is predicting an outright global warming catastrophe with 6 billion people dying before the end of the century.

Let's assume this could happen. Right now we have about 8 billion on the planet. As a result of global warming, 6 billion die. That puts our population at about two billion people.

Doesn't it make sense to assume that if the population were to reduce to two billion people on the planet, all in the polar areas as a result of migration (according to Dr. Lovelock) that, by itself, will result in fewer people to emit CO2 and, as a result, lower climate temperatures?

It's one of the things that cracks me up about this whole global warming debate. It doesn't even pass my 5th grade science class logic.

Remember when you were taught that trees inhale CO2 and exhale oxygen. Wouldn't it make sense that right now the additional CO2 is making plant life more abundant and therefore more likely to emit oxygen into the atmosphere?

Of course it does. But now we have to deal with the results of a ridiculous education system that leaves our children effective illiterates.

Wesley Snipes can't get a fair trial

Taxgirl has a piece about Wesley Snipes.

Apparently, he feels like he can't get a fair trial on his tax evasion charges in Ocala because it's a hotbed of Klan activity.

Go Cat's


If the Bearcats win out, they'll win the Big East football title.

It won't be an easy task. They have to beat #13 UConn today as well as West Virginia next week.

Who would have thunk that the best team in this city this year would have been the Bearcat football squad.

it's obviously, not going to be the basketball team after their drubbing by Belmont last night. By the way, does Dion still play with the Belmonts?

England has a Paris too


I guess every society has their own Paris, Lindsey, Brittney.

Police busted down Amy Winehouse's door to arrest her husband.

They should have confiscated her make up case.

Edwards booed

The Breck Girl was booed at a Mellencamp concert last night.

Expect Elizabeth to be out today ripping the crowd for hurting her little shnugums feelings.

There ought to be a law

I know, I know, Gordon Gekko is a big time libertarian. We need to get more laws off the books rather than adding new ones.

Except for just one more. Congress needs to pass a federal law. You cannot put up Holiday decorations for one holiday until the preceding holiday has passed. In this case, you cannot light up Christmas lights until Thanksgiving is over for cryin' out loud.

My neighbor, had their Christmas lights ablaze last night.

The penalty for this should be execution.

Superbug hits my space

Think of it as a STD for losers.

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Friday, November 09, 2007

Something from Nothing

Brain Shavings with a post on how the universe came to being.

Friday Funny - Wedding vows

In two weeks, Gordon and the future Mrs. Gekko will be joined in marital bliss.

Last night we were practicing our vows.
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Clinton releases files

Well all those files from the Archives are being released so we can see all those things Hillary did in her national heath care committee.

Uh Gordon, they didn't release any of those files, they released all their files on UFO's.

Leave it to the Clinton's to try and undermine the Kucinich campaign.

Lieberman spells it out well

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Lieberman said Democrats aren't being guided by principle, but partisanship.

"Even as evidence has mounted that General Petraeus' new counterinsurgency strategy is succeeding, Democrats have remained emotionally invested in a narrative of defeat and retreat in Iraq, reluctant to acknowledge the progress we are now achieving, or even that that progress has enabled us to begin drawing down our troops there," he added.


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Thursday, November 08, 2007

The Play - Stanford vs. Cal

Can you believe this play occurred 25 years ago this week.

SCHIP for all

No one told the citizens of Oregon that the SCHIP program was so popular because the voters there voted down universal coverage for all children in the state.

Oregon....... not exactly the nation's hot bed of conservative thought.

What does she stand for?

Joe Klein has an article entitled "What Hillary Stands For"

Glad he tells us because The Hildebeast sure hasn't.

Typical government move

In a move reminiscent of a school board cutting football right after a failed levy, Hamilton County announced yesterday they are going to discontinue Over the Rhine patrols.

Let me make sure I have this right.

You had the money for these patrols Monday, Wednesday you didn't. Even though this tax was to have nothing to do with funding these patrols.

Yesterday, I listened to Todd Portune whine and moan about doomsday scenarios. Here's the deal Todd. We pay you to make the hard decisions. You don't like the responsibility, get the hell out of the way and let someone else do the job.

This jail tax let you guys off the hook for making the hard calls.

The fact is the county has already spent a half a billion dollars to house criminals (aka football players) down at Paul Brown Stadium. We saw how we got totally ripped off in that process.

We've witnessed the building of a slave museum on prime Cincinnati real estate. A museum no one wanted but now has it's hand out for public funding.

We've watch the county and city develop a pile of dirt on the Riverfront into a pile of dirt on the Riverfront.

So here's the deal, do you're damn job and then come back to the taxpayer's to fund a pet project.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

At it again...


Fresh off his reinstatement to his team, Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry has found himself in trouble once again.According to a report by the Newport Police Department, a criminal complaint was filed against Henry after an argument at Newport on The Levee on Tuesday evening.

Blonde Star

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CHERI OTERI

Tax hikes like Freddy Kruger

The good news, the Hamilton County "Jail Tax" was beaten with a resounding thud 56%-44%.

In addition, the humungous CPS tax levy was beaten like a red headed step child 58%-42%

Even the small community of Loveland managed to put a beat down on an income tax increase for a rec center.

But note. Every one of these tax increases have been proposed before and they are not going away any time soon. You think the beat down the Jail tax took means it's going away? Remember last year? The increase was actually smaller than this one was.

It occurs to me that when a tax levy is rejected, it should take five years to bring it back. Otherwise, these things keep coming back like a bad horror movie. You'd like to think that you just killed the psychotic maniac after you just stabbed him, shot him seven times in the heart, set him on fire and pushed him off a seven story building.

Then you look over the edge of the building and see he's gone.

But don't worry, just like a tax levy..... He'll be back!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

A new pig species?

New Wild Pig Species Reported in Brazil

Has anyone checked Rosie O'Donnell's travel itinerary lately.


He's ready now!

John Kerry is ready for those swift boat guys the next time he runs for office.

``We have put together a documented portfolio that frankly puts their lies in such a total light of absurdity and indecency, that should they ever rear their ugly heads again, we have every single ‘t’ crossed and ‘i’ dotted, and I welcome that in a sense,'' Kerry said following a morning address to the South Shore Chamber fo Commerce. ``It’s a shame we weren’t able to produce all that at the time.''


That's awesome John. You're only 3 years late. The exact quality we were looking for in a president.

The only thing is senator Kerry; is that John O'Neil has been on your ass since oh, say, 1973.

So really you're actually 34 years to late to discredit those guys.

Not your normal flip flop

I really didn't think it was possible for somebody to come up with a fifth answer to the question "Do you support driver's licenses for illegal immigrants?" but somehow the Hildebeast came up with one.

"It depends upon what state they're in. It depends upon what they think the risks are,"

The next answer is "it depends on what your definition of "is" is.

The best thing that any candidate could do against the Hildebeast in the near future is let her talk. She'll give you enough campaign footage for an entire campaign season by the end of the year.

CBS to do "Gay" news

That's cool. CBS will produce a news broadcast for the Logo Channel specific to gay issues.

I wonder if Katie will do the news in a boa? Maybe Liza Minelli as a correspondent? The anchor desk to be decorated in light pastels? Maybe they can recruit Stone Phillips, Rosie O'Donnell and Ellen to do 60 Minutes.

Oh, I get all tingly just thinking of the potential. And I'm sure John Edwards does as well.

Let your wife defend you

First, it was The Breck Girl's wife, who seemed to be out front whenever someone messed up her husband's hair.

Then Michelle Obama started showing up when Barack started falling down.

Now we've got The Hildebeast's wife (or is it husband?) showing up to defend her indefensible positions on licenses for illegals.

When will these candidate quit acting like girls and stand out front on a position? This is the NFL. It is a full contact sport. When I hear things like we're not ready for a female president, I laugh. You couldn't find a pair of kahunas on one of these jokers.

Thank you for not voting

I think it's ridiculous how society shames people to vote.

I'm one of the few people that think too many people vote in the first place. Society should place a "poll tax" on voting based on random civics questions.

Here's how it would work.

You go to the polls. Before the poll worker hands you a ballot, you have to pick out a random question from a box and correctly answer that question.

The types of questions.

Who is our Secretary of State?
If the president dies in office, who will take his place?
Name one justice on the Supreme Court.
Name both of your state's senators.
What percentage does it take to override a presidential veto in Congress?

So if you are one of those people who don't vote because you either, don't care or don't know, I want to thank you for making my vote worth more because I do, in fact, know the issues at hand.

And for you do gooders that think every one should vote..... Could you answer the questions above. If the answer is no, you shouldn't be voting either.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Rights seized one by one

How this never made the national news is beyond me.

A Christian Nebraska couple who refused to have their child subjected to a mandatory state blood test, had their baby forcibly removed from the home by law enforcement.

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A nearly 7-week-old baby is home after sheriff’s deputies seized him from his parents so doctors could perform a mandatory blood test that the boy’s parents object to on religious grounds.

Mary and Josue Anaya of Omaha say their due process rights were violated and they’re considering legal action against the state and county, which decided to “grab the baby and ask questions later,” said their attorney, Jeff Downing of Lincoln.

The Douglas County attorney’s office says it only did what was necessary to protect the baby’s health. The blood test — usually performed within 48 hours of birth — screens for dozens of rare diseases, some of which can cause severe mental retardation or death if left undetected.

“Our job is to uphold the law and provide for the safety of a child that’s at risk,” said Nicole Brundo Goaley, a deputy Douglas County Attorney. “We wanted to make sure the testing was going to get done.”

This is why we have a second amendment.

If these clowns came to my house, I'd be creating new assholes for district attorneys.

Where the hell is the ACLU? It seems like a civil liberty violation to me.

First they came for the Jews and I said nothing.......

Navy 46 - ND 44

When the U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated the seemingly unbeatable Soviet Union in Lake Placid in 1980 en route to the gold medal, it was hailed as the most stunning upset in sports history.

It may be difficult for an outsider to understand, but the Navy football team's 46-44 triple-overtime victory over Notre Dame on Saturday may rank, at the very least, a close second to that storied miracle on ice. This was a miracle on turf. Notre Dame had beaten Navy 43 straight times, dating back to 1963 when Roger Staubach was Navy's quarterback and officers in the military made salaries comparable to those of players in the National Football League.

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So how much are you willing to pay?

For the past couple of months, I've been all over Warren Buffett for his claim that he didn't pay enough in federal income taxes as compared to his employees.

Well Warren, I just ran into this web site that allows you to gift money to the Federal Treasury. Perfect for a guy like you who wants to pay more. And it's not just confined to Buffett; any liberal who wants to pay more has the ability to go to this site and kick in more money to the treasury.

So liberals, how much money are you willing to kick in? I'll be anxious to see.

Trinity (TX) vs. Millsaps (MS); last second TD (15 laterals)

Check this out.

He wants to win?

In the aftermath of another Bengals debacle, I'm listening to the talking heads saying repeatedly "Mike Brown wants to win".

Where's the evidence of that?

If I ran my accounting business in 2007 like I did when I first started in 1995, I would be out of business. Yet could I sit back and say things like "I really want a successful business"?

But Gordon, you don't have a fax machine.

"I really want a successful business"

Gordon, you need internet access.

"I really want a successful business"

Gordon, you need more computer software than Turbo tax

"I really want a successful business".

The fact is, you can talk the talk, but if you are not willing to make fundamental changes to your business, you'll never be successful. Only in the NFL can you make money and not be successful.

When Mike Brown started in this business, there was no free agency, rosters were 45 guys and the draft was 19 rounds long. You could build your team solely through the draft. If you made a mistake on a pick, no big deal.

Today's NFL is a multi million dollar operation. Players are assets, not expenses. When you invest in assets it requires some investigation beyond showing up at a combine and seeing how a player looks in underwear.

So Mike Brown can tell people he wants to win but he needs a qualifier; "I want to win as long as I can do things as I always have." Which is why he'll always be a loser.

The Hildebeast is a woman?

Apparently I'm not the only one who's catching on the Hildebeast ploy of being attacked because she's a woman. Kate Michelman, head of NARAL, has this observation...

"When unchallenged, in a comfortable, controlled situation, Sen. Clinton embraces her political elevation into the 'boys club,' " Kate Michelman, the former president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, wrote in a posting on a blog of the liberal group Open Left.

"But when she's challenged, when legitimate questions are asked, questions she should be prepared to answer and discuss, she is just as quick to raise the white flag and look for a change in the rules," Michelman said. "It's trying to have it both ways."
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Politics are a full contact sport. If you can't take the heat, go make some brownies or hide some billing records.

Of course, the same thing could be said of John Edwards.

That's not life

I happened to catch this article about a twin who survived an attempted abortion.

This quote caught me off guard.

Mrs Jones decided to let doctors operate to terminate Gabriel's life.

Now we all know that a fetus is not a life so how could it be terminated?

The nanny state come again

Banning smoking in private homes?

Sure why not. We've manage to ban every thing else.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Privy Prop

Taxman Blog Christmas Gift Idea...

While her son, who is in the school's Talented and Gifted program, manages assignments with ease, he has one weak spot: remembering to lower the seat after he's done, Beth Wulf said.

"My mom was getting mad at me for forgetting to put the toilet seat down and she was falling in," said Jake, a fourth-grader... It was during a visit to a doctor's office that Jake's idea for the "Privy Prop" began to take shape.

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The Klintons... cover ups and paper trails. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Former President Clinton said Friday that a letter he wrote to the National Archives was to expedite release of his papers, not slow the process or hide anything as rivals are suggesting in criticism of his wife.

Hillary Rodham Clinton was quizzed during this week's Democratic presidential debate as to why correspondence between her and her husband from their White House years remained bottled up at the National Archives.

The media and the Bungles

The Enquirer has an interview with the "normally unavailable" Mike Brown, owner of the Cincinnati Bengals, in today's cage liner.

In my mind, the Enquirer, missed some obvious questions to this thief. Here are some of the questions that should have been asked

1) Mike, how do you expect draft picks to pan out when the only person you have as a draft scout was a former high school assistant principal?

2) Mr. Brown, how do you expect to run an organization the way you in in 1980, with all the changes surrounding free agency, scouting, salary caps, facilities, with any success?

3) Mike, how do you look at yourself in the mirror knowing that this team has had exactly one, 1, uno, winning season since the death of your father?

4) Isn't it true Mr. Brown, that you essentially stole a half a billion dollars from this community to fund that joke you call a football team?

The conventional wisdom around Mike Brown is that he's a good business man but a bad football guy. I beg to differ.

In the NFL, a retard can make money. How hard could it be when your TV contract, that you had nothing to do with, sets you up with a 100 million before you open the gates. Mike Brown is simply sperm lucky.

The only other business this guy would make money on is a lemonade stand in hell. And that's only if he was a monopoly.