Saturday, February 02, 2008

chris rock

some helpful hints in here for your average dim witted progressive.

If you think real hard. You might be able to figure out a way to avoid the death penalty.

Rated R for language.

A victory for tax protesters

Wesley Snipes beat the man, an area infested with KKK members, in what Tax Prof Blog calls a victory for the tax protester movement.

Yeah, right, I bet Snipes co defendants feel the same way. They're looking at 16 years in prison.

My guess. Unless you are a black movie star, I would advise that you not use Snipes tax preparation strategy (or lack there of).

Who was the Billary?

The WSJ on Billary's inability to somehow release documents on his/her wife/husband.

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We're referring to the controversy over records at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library, which opened in 2004. At the time, Mrs. Clinton promised that "everything's going to be available." More than three years later, the library that is partly funded by taxpayers has released less than 1% of its records, and the withheld documents include two million pages covering Mrs. Clinton's White House tenure. As usual with the Clintons, they've managed to make the controversy seem so complicated that everyone has lost interest.

The story isn't all that hard to understand. The National Archives supervises Presidential documents, and in November 2002 Bill Clinton sent a letter asking the Archives to "consider for withholding" any "communications directly between the President and First Lady, and their families, unless routine in nature." He requested similar limitations on documents involving investigations by Congress, the Justice Department and independent counsels.


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Friday, February 01, 2008

The product of "progressive" thought

You gotta read this article

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A convicted child rapist who was released by a judge even though prosecutors said he was likely to strike again has been charged with raping a 6-year-old boy at a library.

Corey Saunders, 26, was arrested outside a homeless shelter Wednesday evening shortly after the boy was assaulted while the child's mother was using a computer nearby.

The boy's mother did not know her son was being attacked, authorities said. New Bedford police Lt. Jeffry Silva said the boy did not scream because he was so paralyzed by fear. Saunders demanded the boy's address and threatened to rape him again, Silva said.

A librarian who became suspicious when she saw the boy and Saunders together alerted the boy's mother, authorities said.

Saunders, who was convicted in 2001 of child rape and assault and battery on a child, is classified by the state as a Level 3 sex offender, the state's most dangerous designation. He had registered with police, as required by law.

He spent four years behind bars on the 2001 conviction, completing his sentence in December 2006.

Massachusetts law allows judges to commit sex offenders indefinitely if they're found to be dangerous and likely to strike again. But Bristol Superior Court Judge Richard Moses rejected the motion by the Bristol County district attorney's office to hold Saunders. The judge cited Saunders' low IQ, his history of being sexually abused as a child and his lack of sexual offenses while in prison.


This guy spent less than five years in prison for raping a child? Are you kidding me?

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess this judge is a "progressive". Someone who not only thinks convicts should be in prison but should also be allowed to vote.

Question, Who do you think he would vote for in the next election? A republican?

These are the types of "people", so called progressives seem to always cater too; the lowest common denominators of our society. Is anybody surprised that our cities are full of them?

And it's still not caught on to any of these progressives why people flee their communities for the suburbs. With governance like this, we should just have anarchy.

The mustard man

OK Go - Here It Goes Again

I'm depressed about the process of McCain as the GOP nominee so I'm declaring today as a no liberal zone on this blog.

Friday Funny- Tequila

A follow up to the party in the stomach.


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Thursday, January 31, 2008

How do you know if global warming is bull?

So you consider yourself to be a contentious person when it comes to the environment; you separate your garbage, you drive a small car, you buy those curly light bulbs, you keep your thermostat at 65 degrees.....

You are a good person when it comes to the environment.

But deep down you wonder, "is this a bunch of crap?" You look at both sides of the issues and wonder who's more likely to feed you a bunch of bs and, of course, that would be democrats/liberals/progressives.

But you're still a little uneasy.

Have no fear, this is how you can tell.

When all these global warming zealots have their January meeting in Honolulu Hawai'i; not Iceland, Greenland, not even southern Chile.

This is the follow up meeting from last month's vacation (I mean meeting) in Bali.

Ask yourself the question. If these people really believed in this stuff, why wouldn't they hold meetings where they might be able to observe the ramifications of global warming.

The answer?

Because it's colder than hell in those places.

Ripping off the poor is OK

I've taken a few swipes at my normally sensible conservative blogger brethren for their position on pay day loan operations.

My beef has always been this. The lottery steals more money from poor families than pay day lending operations could only dream of, yet everyone wants to give the state a pass.

The message.... It's OK to steal from the poor as long as you use it for the "public good".

Well, The Guv has decided that he needs to steal more money from the poor by adding additional lottery games.

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Strickland said the state also plans to get $73 million from an expansion of the lottery, including some new games.

The changes will account for the lower deficit amount, at minimum, Strickland said
I say let's expand the pay day lending business. We'll squeeze a few more bucks out of those poor areas and we'll all be fat and happy.

It's not perjury if you lie about sex

Luke at Smoke if you got 'em has a post on his blog about the Detroit mayor perjuring himself.

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Looks like Kwame and Beatty perjured themselves. Hence last night's televised address. Kwame went on television with his wife to apologize to the people of Detroit and to his wife for the embarrassment he has caused them both. But the problem with Kwame's address was that it was a whole lot of nothing. I heard the address on WJR-760 and, to me, he sounded like the usual two-bit thug he usually sounds like. He came off as pompous and indifferent. The only part I actually think he was upset about was that he was caught and that he had to go through the issue again with his wife and kids.

In my opinion, I wasn't convinced he was sorry about anything and I think it would be a good idea for him to resign so he doesn't end up costing the city another $9million in legal fees defending him.

What?

Excerpt
Former President Bill Clinton was in Denver, Colorado, stumping for his wife yesterday.

In a long, and interesting speech, he characterized what the U.S. and other industrialized nations need to do to combat global warming this way: "We just have to slow down our economy and cut back our greenhouse gas emissions 'cause we have to save the planet for our grandchildren."

At a time that the nation is worried about a recession is that really the characterization his wife would want him making? "Slow down our economy"?

I've got an idea, how about The Billary quit jet setting across the country spewing all his/her hot air.

The thing I find most interesting about these agnostic/atheistic progressives. Why do they care what we leave for our grandchildren? I mean it's not like we have an after life to worry about or anything.

It seems to me that if there is no God, then why shouldn't I consume the maximum. I'm just going to be dirt when I die anyway, right? I have no kids, why should I care about saving the environment for anyone, any thing?

Oscar Huggins



UC beat WVU last night in one of the worst displays of basketball offense I've even seen.

But it looks like WVU's new coach isn't a coach at all but someone's missing Oscar. You tell me.

Controlling your spouse

I guess the Billary claims s/he can control their spouse.

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“I think whatever he said which was certainly never intended to cause any kind of offense to anyone,” Clinton said, “if it did give offenses then I take responsibility and I’m sorry about that.”

"Can you control him?" asked McFadden.

“Oh of course,” Clinton replied.

I guess by control she means keeping his DNA off the carpet while doing an intern.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

That party in your stomach

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CA healthcare

The WSJ has an opinion piece on the failure of California to pass universal health care.

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The idea was that Mr. Schwarzenegger would set a national precedent, leading to a groundswell for reform in Washington. Not to mention that the Schwarzenegger plan was a near-copy of the one Mitt Romney pioneered in Massachusetts, and the one Hillary Clinton now favors. A leading author of the California plan was Laurie Rubiner, who directed health policy at the New America Foundation before becoming Senator Clinton's legislative director in 2005.

So much for that. The California legislature is probably the most liberal this side of Vermont, and even Democrats refused to become shock troops for this latest liberal experiment. Mr. Schwarzenegger and Democrats in the State Assembly did agree on a compromise plan in December. But on Monday, only a single member of the Senate Health Committee voted to report the bill to the full chamber -- and thus it joined a graveyard full of state "universal" health-care failures.

Like collapses in Illinois, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, this one crumpled because of the costs, which are always much higher than anticipated. The truth teller was state Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, who thought to ask about the price tag of a major new entitlement amid what's already a $14.5 billion budget shortfall.

An independent analysis confirmed the plan would be far more expensive than proponents admitted. Even under the most favorable assumptions, spending would outpace revenue by $354 million after two years, and likely $3.9 billion or more. "A situation that I thought was bad," Mr. Perata noted, "in fact was worse."


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Quiz of the Day

Let's assume John and Jane Rich made $250,000 (no kids) last year.

Because they are in the top 2% of all wage earners in the US, they have a huge home and paid $30,000 in mortgage interest and $8,000 in real estate tax. Since they are rich, we can assume they don't care about the little guy and gave no money to charity.

The question, what did couple pay in 2007 federal income taxes?

For you progressives that don't think the rich pay their fair share, what should be that number be?

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

State of the Pols

A transcript excerpt from my state of the pol speech delivered last night to the coyote in my back yard.

Thank you fellow bloggers, blog readers, various nimble minded individuals and progressives.

I come here today to report on our State of the Pols.

The State of our Pols has never been worse. (applause)

Let's begin with give aways. Every pol in our country wants to give you everything and charge you nothing. It doesn't matter if we're talking about a president, representative, state legislature, city councilman, or elected dog catcher. They all have a promise to provide you with something for nothing. (camera shot of Hillary smiling)

Not since God created, well, everything, has a miracle of this magnitude been performed. Yet every politician will have you believe that they can provide you with something without taking from someone. (zoom in on the anonymous kid in a wheel chair)

At one time, this premise was confined to liberal pols. But now republicans have seized the message and are able to promise new auto jobs for Michigan, tax rebates in excess of what we pay in, and happy days forever.

All you have to do is elect them and you can have all you want; the endless buffet of consumption. (standing applause from half the room)

Of course, nothing can be given without it being fair. So if you only pay two dollars in federal income tax you should get the same three hundred dollar rebate as the guy paying $300,000 in federal income tax. (Shot of John McCain clapping vigorously)

Once again, even though God never promised a "fair life", politicians can promise it, and you suck it up like a cold Mountain Dew in the desert. (smattering of claps)

(snip)

But as we review our pols, we must remember those things that they do not deliver on, Social Security reform. Everyone can see the impending train wreck on the horizon. Can we find someone to address it this campaign season; not with a search warrant.

Medicare, a worse calamity. (camera zooms in on Obama)

What about our national infrastructure? After the New Orleans levee & Minneapolis bridge failures, you would think there would be a national campaign to rebuild our infrastructure but in fact, it will probably take a thousand more deaths before anyone will step up and get things done. (standing ovation)

(snip)

Maybe worse than all the empty promises and non delivery of fundamental government service, is the lack of integrity within these offices. (a smattering of claps)

Since the beginnings of government, politicians have been susceptible to bribery. Now, not only do we have bribery, but we have crooks who hide the evidence in their freezers. (shot of William Jefferson)

In addition, even the sexual peccadillos have been more brazen. Most extra marital liaisons took place in hotel rooms with a staffer. Now they occur in the Oval Office with an intern and bathrooms stalls with a person of unknown origin. (zoom shot of Larry Craig)

So as I conclude, it is incumbent upon all of us as voters to rid ourselves of this lowest form of humanity, the politician. It will take a enormous effort on our parts as voters to..... (shot of voters with glazed donut looks of bewilderment)

Oh, never mind. (coyote howls)

Comic

Vegan diet

The Wall Street Journal had a piece in their Personal Journal section about Tony Gonzalez, KC Chiefs football player, and his quest to maintain a vegan diet. (The only link I can find online is here go to the right side of the page to see him make a vegan shake)

The thing that I have to question about a vegan diet is this. If you are to eat as a vegan, you need protein from a source other than animal products. Apparently, you cannot consume enough protein from beans and nuts to satisfy a human's protein dietary requirements. So many vegans have to eat some kind of soy based product like tofu or milk. Now mind you, it's not like you can run over to the local health food store and buy a couple of pounds of soybeans to eat as a snack (maybe you can). Soy products all have to be processed into something else.

Obviously, cavemen didn't have the ability to sit down with a veggie burger and a big ole glass of rice milk. If they had to live on berries, nuts and beans indigenous to the area they would have starved to death. So I have to wonder about the propriety of such a lifestyle.

All that aside, I always go with "if God didn't want us to eat animals, he wouldn't have made cows taste so good".

Monday, January 28, 2008

Where should we relocate

If you're the Miller Brewing Co. and you're looking to relocate a corporate headquarter, would this impact your decision?

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The weekend murder of a Miller Brewing Co. executive in the Walker's Point area is not expected to play a major role in determining the eventual headquarters location for the combined operations of Miller and Coors Brewing Co.
Yeah, I expect all kinds of companies are dying to locate to a community where their executives and employees can be shot and killed.

I'm sure all that safe, abundant crime free space in Redville is looking forward to a new resident.

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Thoughts to consider

Thought 1

I'm listening to the news as they talk about the asian markets continuing to plummet and the thought came to my mind...

Is it possible that the world economy is more dependent on our consumption than our economy is?

Thought 2

With our economy starting to slide, will our issues surrounding immigration issues decline?

I was think about the immigrants that reside here in the greater Cincinnati area. Now that the housing boom in this area has ended, the demand for labor has dramatically decreased. Instead of laying off Americans, builders are laying off many immigrants that will probably have no choice but to go home and work.

Thought 3

If both Congress and the President believe a tax rebate is good for the economy, what does that say about lower tax rates in general?

Thought 4

How is it that the pols can find billions for a tax rebate but can't seem to "find" the 3-6 billion to rebuild the Brent Spence Bridge? Think of the economic multiplier of such a monumental project.

Thought 5

I have some moderate beliefs in Keynsian fiscal policy. But our governments have bastardized the whole Keynsian model. Under Keynes theory, you run deficits in slow economic times but you retract government (budget surpluses) during good times.

Unfortunately, our government runs consistent deficits; good times and bad.

It's like fiscal heroin, it takes more to get the same effect because the economy has become accustomed to the deficits.

Sub prime bailout

Walter Williams on the sub prime bailout.

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President Bush's plan to deal with the subprime crisis is to freeze interest rates on adjustable rate mortgages. Freezing interest rates would stop people's mortgage payments from increasing. That is a gross violation of basic contract rights and would appear to be a Fifth Amendment violation. If a contractual agreement is willingly entered into and agreed upon by a borrower and lender, it is binding, and if broken by one party or the other, harsh penalties should ensue.

Now here comes government, under the Bush plan, to declare millions of contracts null and void. The long-run effect of the Bush plan is to make lending institutions even more selective in choosing borrowers. Then there's the question: If government can invalidate the terms of one kind of contractual agreement where the borrowers can't pay, what's to say that it won't invalidate other contractual agreements where the borrowers encounter hardship, and what will that do to financial markets?

USMC Silent Drill Platoon

The few, the proud.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Who really steals elections?

Apparently, The Billary is on their way to Florida to campaign.

Except for one problem, Florida has been stripped of their delegates by ruling of the National Committee.

And I thought it was only republicans who steal elections, especially Florida.

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Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday she was going to Florida to assure Democrats that "their voices are heard" and to underscore her commitment to seeing the state's delegation seated at the national convention.

Though the Democratic presidential candidates largely have heeded the national party's request that they not campaign publicly in Florida, Clinton said it's time to pay attention to voters there who are showing heavy interest in Tuesday's primary. Early voting is under way and drawing strong interest, she said.

"Hundreds of thousands of people have already voted in Florida and I want them to know I will be there to be part of what they have tried to do to make sure their voices are heard," Clinton said in Memphis, Tenn., before heading for Florida.

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I bet democrats have a hard time finding a good poker game. As soon as you're ready to lay down four of a kind, a democrat wants to argue that a straight beats it. Changing the rules in mid stream, doesn't make for a good game.

Jerry O Connell Funny Tom Cruise Video

This is pretty good.

More on the Billary

The Weekly Standard on the democratic demography

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Tonight's results from South Carolina will bring forth the fun house mirror that is modern media spin. Das Hillary Apparat will attempt to pin a racial subtext on Obama no matter what the result. If he wins big, it will be about "record" black turnout. If he wins small, it will be that his appeal is "limited" to African Americans. Bill Clinton will jump in the media cycle tomorrow, grabbing some poor network embed by the lapels and unloading a purple-faced lecture to the whirring cameras about how the shameful media shall never, ever bait a true selfless hero of the civil rights movement such as himself into making Barack Obama's race an issue in this campaign, especially in the South, where race is such a big issue.

If you actually look at the results, the Clinton race spin is humbug. Obama has done well in white states; winning Iowa, coming close in New Hampshire; and winning the white rural areas of Nevada. Plus he obviously does well with African Americans; a group the Clinton campaign was spinning as "divided" by Obama just months ago. The candidate with the more limited demographic appeal is clearly Hillary Clinton, who so far has proven herself a rock star only to the Virginia Slims-'n'-menopause set and their sensible-shoe-wearing sisters in the upper middle classes.

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If you hate The Billary, you're a sexist

Excerpt from this article
And that leaves us with a lot of questions and no answers: Is Clinton taking it on the chin from the media because she's a Clinton, or because she's a woman? Does Obama owe what's been a relatively smooth ride to his considerable political acumen or to the fact that he's a man? Should we consider the possibility that his opponents (and the media) tread lightly in his presence because they fear charges of racism -- far more than charges of sexism?

How is it that if you find The Billary to be a repulsive candidate(s), you must be sexist? Could it be that you just can't stand The Billary corruption machine?

The fact of the matter is, The Billary is a bad case study on presidential sexism because there actually is no woman running for office, only a name recognition derived from the previous Billary office holder.

I have to admit, I was looking forward to The Billary beat down in November, but I'm kind of hoping for the BO take down this primary season. But for you feminists out there, take heart, I feel the same about the co-candidate.

Liberals Anonymous

A 13 step program from the American Thinker.

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Many LibAnon members have never before experienced an opinion actually based in either fact or the experiential real world, much less both. Academicians, politicians, and Episcopalians are the organization's most difficult members in which to affect even a semblance of thought moderation - much less cure.

An important part of the recovery program to which Liberals Anonymous subscribes is set forth in the chart below - 13 Prescriptive Principles or "Steps." These principles can be traced to experiences of LibAnon's membership following Democrat President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's unsuccessful attempt to stack the U.S. Supreme Court in order to impose by handpicked judicial fiat what he could not accomplish through Congress nor the ballot box.
Here's Step 1

1. WE admit we are not powerless over liberalism, but nevertheless, that we have allowed it to make a mockery of our cities, our schools, our universities, our borders, our foreign policy, and our daily lives.

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