Saturday, February 09, 2008

Abstinence

I'm always harping on abstinence education, namely we teach it on nearly every subject except sex. We teach our children to abstain from tobacco, steroids, dangerous driving, drinking, drugs etc. why not sex?

Out of curiosity, would we teach children to abstain from eating potato chips if eating them caused Clamydia?

We now have a 13 year old Hamilton youth with the disease after having sex with a 20 year old woman.

It's a good thing we teach our youngin's about safe sex.

On a related sex note; maybe the woman can use the "I was just born to like 13 year old boys" as a defense for her perversion.

Neo con v conservative

Look I'm a political junkie like most of the people who read political blogs.

But can somebody explain to me what the distinction is between a neo conservative and a plain ordinary vanilla conservative.

Or is that a liberal tag that just sounds scary.

Seriously, I'm looking for an education like the one I didn't get in the public skools.

Can The Billary lose with grace

Peggy Noonan with a piece on The Billary

Excerpt

If Hillary Clinton loses, does she know how to lose? What will that be, if she loses? Will she just say, "I concede" and go on vacation at a friend's house on an island, and then go back to the Senate and wait?

Is it possible she could be so normal? Politicians lose battles, it's part of what they do, win and lose. But she does not know how to lose. Can she lose with grace? But she does grace the way George W. Bush does nuance.

I can think of thousands of adjectives to describe the The Billary; some even positive. But "graceful" would never land anywhere near my tongue.

As I've said before, liberals are getting a taste of the FrankenBillary they created. The qualities of the Billary are what had conservatives frothing at the mouth 16 years ago.

If you are a liberal ask yourself this question, is there any candidate that brings so much ire to conservatives? Maybe that's why you like The Billary; simply because they stick it in the eye of conservatives.

Well now you've got them and they aren't going away until they suck the oxygen and life out of the party and Obama.

By the time The Billary gets done with Obama, democrats will be running with a chalk outline on the road as their candidate.

Hey don't thank us conservatives, you created it.

Wanted - liberal jokes

I get on average about 100 jokes about The Billary/Obama/democrats every day from various friends & family.

Since my homey's are predominately conservative, it would stand to reason. Some are actually quite good and I would like to post them but then I thought I should be fair and give some libs some equal time on jokes.

If you or anyone you know cycle liberal jokes through email would you copy me on them. I'd like to see if I can post a good conservative and liberal joke once a week.

If you have any, please email them to gtvcpa@yahoo.com.

Friday, February 08, 2008

I've had it for the day

During my tax season, it has always amazed me at how so many of my days take on a certain theme.

For instance, it's amazing when my gay clients all come in on the same day, or when all my clients that day were divorced in the past year, or like yesterday, I met with three clients who had a spouse die in the past year.

Well today has a theme to it as well.

It's "dumbass personal finance day".

So I'm going to give all my readers a financial education. Let's say you and your spouse both work and make about $100,000 a year between the two of you. YOU CANNOT AFFORD A $350,000 HOUSE.

But let's say you don't follow this advice and buy the house anyway. YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HAVE ONE SPOUSE QUIT THEIR JOB AND BE A STAY AT HOME PARENT.

But once again, you're not going to follow my advice and do it anyway. DO NOT, REPEAT, DO NOT PULL $60,000 OUT OF RETIREMENT PLANS TO SUBSIDIZE YOUR LIFESTYLE.

But you still won't listen to ole Gordon. So when you pull $60,000 out of retirement accounts DON'T EXPECT A REFUND.... EXPECT TO OWE TAXES!

Are these the people we're going to bail out of the sub prime mortgage mess? Where do I get in line to be an irresponsible dumbass?

Code Pink - the Berkeley Clowncil

Cigar?

Sure, Why not?

Excerpt
A 34-year-old Italian man who had sex with a 13-year-old girl has had his sentence cut by a two-thirds because a court decided there was "real love" between the pair.

Maybe he could have just said, "hey, I was just born this way".

After all, we have apparently accepted that gays are "just born that way" why shouldn't the same rule apply to all sorts of regulated sex acts.

You want to have sex with a minor? No problem, I'm sure you have some gene that makes you attracted to youngin's.

Same with animals, prostitutes, toe tappin' in a stall, hey why not necrophilia?

Gordon, you're being ridiculous again.

Am I? God designed me to like tall women with curves but there are plenty of men who aren't sexually attracted to that at all. Some men like short petite brunettes, some like skanky chicks, some like young girls, and some men are attracted to other men, some animals, some multiple partners. Aren't we all just born that way?

How do we distinguish what sex acts should be regulated and those that should not.

As I've said before, nature dictates that when a girl starts menstruating, they are mature enough to bear children so who are we to put some arbitrary date on when someone can have sexual relations.

I would argue that nature says its more natural for a 40 year old man to have sex with a menstruating thirteen year old than a man to have sex with another man. Yet ones illegal and the other is not.

What's the difference?

Friday Funny

Mrs. Gekko and I are planning a trip out west this summer. I think it will probably start like this.

Michelman on women's choice

Apparently, Kate Michelman, the head NARAL, was upset that Chris Matthews grilled her for not supporting The Billary in this election

Here she is on women's choice

Excerpt
The women's movement is about free choice, self-determination and challenging a status quo that fails a lot of Americans, not just women. And it is not about going along. It's about transcending, about having the freedom to follow one's heart, about creating and pursuing new opportunities, and about the American dream being for all Americans.

It's too bad all those women who are sucked out of their mother's wombs and killed don't have the same free choice.

The Billary's tax returns

It has been customary for presidential candidates to release their tax returns and medical records to the public.

Remember that Al Gore return where he gave like $400 to charity.

Of course all things normally customary never apply to The Billary.

We'll never get to see how that entity who's spent 35 years fighting for the little guy somehow came up with 5 mil for it's campaign. And we'll never get to see how many STD's thay've been treated for.

Dang.

McCain's conservative address

I watched John McCain's address to conservatives yesterday and I have to say, he did seem to do a good job of faking some humility and some ability to hear with his tin ear.

Whether or not it changes his executive style remains to be seen. I only know this, if he is elected president, expect David Souter clones to be his Supreme Court nominees.

We as conservatives have to decide, is a Souter better than a Ginsburg?

School district funding

My office is in a NE Cincinnati suburb of Loveland. Our community is in the throws of a civil war with the school system surrounding school district funding. Mind you, we just past a giant tax increase in this community last year. Parents are upset with people who have decided to place huuuge anti tax banners in their front yards.

I was reading this article in the paper. Now I am a product of public schools but yet I still have some intelligent questions such as

1) The current budget of 36 million supports 4470 students; that's $8054 per student. The levy will increase the budget by 6 million. That will put per student spending at $9,400/student. That seems like a lot of money to me.

2) The school district fired their previous Treasurer for financial improprieties that the state auditor is investigating (she was under suspension with pay since September). Her annual salary was $113,000 per year plus benefits. It seems to me that you should be able to hire a treasurer and a teacher for that much money.

3) Our community has seen an increase in enrollment as everybody is fleeing Progress City for a good life in the suburbs. But this is what I do not understand.

Prior to development of a residential community you have farm land which pays very little in the way of property taxes ( and you have little in the way of school enrollment).When you subdivide that property for homes, yes, you now have an increase in school enrollment; but you also have an increase in your tax base from development of the property. Especially here in Loveland where we are not talking about subsidized housing development but homes ranging from 200 - 500k.

If the additional tax base cannot support the additional stress on your infrastructure, why do you allow the development in the first place?

It looks like this community is on it's way to the war Milford schools is having with it's residents and it's not pretty.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Billary kicks in 5 mil

For a family so committed to a life of public service, they sure do have a lot of money to throw around.

I guess the thought of kicking in the 5 million to the campaign was a better choice than paying for some free clinic services in Harlem where their office is.

On a related note, what, isn't their any more chinese fund raisers around to kick in to the campaign.

On yet another related note, The Billary's senior people are working pro bono for the time being yet The Billary is still collecting a senate check for work he/she doesn't do. Anyone see a contradiction here?

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

McCain's humility

I'm on the treadmill tonight watching Fox news and before Britt Hume questioned their panel they showed a clip of McCain speaking about his lack of conservative support.

He said a few nothings and then stated it's time for conservatives to "calm down".... Easy for you to say John.

Charles Krauthammer had a great comment on this passage. To roughly paraphrase "McCain either has to learn a sense of humility or fake one and given his age, he's probably too old to learn."

Krauthammer mentioned that George Bush supports many of the same issues as McCain but has avoided conservative hatred because he doesn't just dismiss conservatives like a fly on his butt as McCain does.

McCain could score a lot of points with conservatives if he would just own his previous dismissals of conservatives.

But then again, if had that kind of humility in the first place he wouldn't be in this jam.

Extra Strength Tryphorgetin

For that Billary hangover.

Podhoretz on McCain

John Podhoretz on the right's distaste for McCain

Excerpt
Whatever John McCain is, he is not a liberal. But he disappoints conservatives because, astonishingly enough, he lacks the Right’s partisan combativeness — which seems surprising, given his background as a warrior and his stiff-necked heroism in staring down his North Vietnamese torturer-jailers. He may be a military man through and through, but he is not a team player, to put it mildly. In partisan terms, he often seems determined not to march in lockstep simply because others expect it of him. That’s why, among other things, he has been so wildly incompetent at using his own perfect pro-life record iin the House and Senate to his own benefit in seeking support from Republicans who share his anti-abortion views. Such a thing would require him to fall in line, and McCain does not fall in line.

I actually disagree with Podhoretz. I won't speak for "the right" on this but my take is this. What gets into my rear about McCain is his willingness to fight on an issue that pokes the eyes of conservatism.

McCain-Feingold, immigration, gang of 14, you name it. He'll not only throw conservatives under the bus on the issue; he'll put on the cap and get behind the driver's wheel.

Just one time, I would have liked to see McCain take an issue and actually fight the conservative cause, just one time.

It's what I don't trust about McCain, he's loaded up his resume with lot's of conservative votes in the senate but where the rubber meets the road, he's all about supporting liberal causes.

If someone can think of a conservative cause he's championed, I'd like to know what it is. If you're going to tell me abortion, I'd tell you that any vote on abortion is wasted since the courts have basically stolen the issue.

Just one, I'm only asking for one.

Global Warming challenge update

The global warming challenge update

Warm 51 - Cold 34

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Ban fatties from eating

Excerpt
A Mississippi legislator wants to ban restaurants from serving food to obese customers — but please, don’t be offended.

He says he never even expected his plan to become law.

Representative John Read says he was “trying to shed a little light on the number one problem in Mississippi.”

Read, a Republican, acknowledges that at 5-foot-11 and 230 pounds, he’d probably have a tough time under his own bill.

More than 30 per cent of adults in Mississippi are considered obese, according to a 2007 study by the Trust for America’s Health, a research group that focuses on disease prevention.

You know what I think? Why not?

Many of these fat asses are the ones who voted to ban smoking from public places, who vote to make "six foot" rules at strip clubs, many would vote against casino gaming and basically all other things fun. So why shouldn't they bear some pain in the ban game?

Even better than that, let's make them run three miles a night until and only eat soy products. Maybe then they'll leave me alone when I want to go to a casino.

Do Democrats stand for corruption?

Barbra is donating money to Jim McDermott and William Jefferson's legal defense funds.

Excerpt
Members of the leadership on both sides of the aisle cut checks to legally embattled House colleagues, and even Barbra Streisand contributed $1,000 to Rep. Jim McDermott’s (D-Wash.) legal expense fund.

Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.), who will face trial late this month on an array of bribery and corruption charges, has collected a total of $166,550 since 2005 to help defray legal costs.

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) have sent a steady stream of checks to the Louisiana Democrat, and this quarter was no different. House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), a prominent CBC member, donated $5,000 through his leadership political action committee (PAC), and Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.), a former CBC chairman, cut him a check for $1,800. Weldon J. Rougeau, a past chairman of the CBC Foundation and a lawyer at Arent Fox, donated $1,000 this quarter.

Never mind that McDermott has already been convicted and appeals exhausted on his issue.

But I think a fair question is.... Do democrats/progressives/liberals support corruption?

Look at all the people in the democratic party who have been charged and/or convicted of impropriety. Billary, Ted Kennedy, Marion Berry, William Jefferson, Jim McDermott, Barney Frank, Patrick Kennedy, the list goes on and on.

Not only have these guys received continued support from the party, they've even kept their jobs as an elected official. Is their any crime a democrat can commit that would command rebuke from party loyalists?

Go over to the GOP side, Newt Gingrinch, Bob Packwood, Bob Livingston, Trent Lott, Bob Ney. Not only to these guys lose their jobs, but their also convicted of crimes. Hell even Larry Craig is going to lose to a democrat (or hopefully a GOP candidate in a primary) for his little texas toe tap in the bathroom stall.

The fact is, conservatives won't support such leeches.

Why do democrats?

Monday, February 04, 2008

You want these guys to run healthcare Part Tres

I did my weekly run to the post office to purchase 17 cent stamps and ship a package Priority Mail.

You would think that a monopoly on the mail business would be able supply a simple request like selling stamps. After all, that's what they do correct. You sell 41 centers you should be able to sell the seventeen centers for the second, third, fourth, etc ounces.

But noooooooooooooooo. For the sixth straight week this is how my conversation goes with the postal employee.

GG can I get a roll of seventeen cent stamps?

Postal employee (PE) Sorry we haven't got those in yet.

GG This is the sixth straight week I've asked for these and you still haven't received them?

PE That's correct

GG(upset) OK well I guess I'll take a sleeve of Priority mail postage

PE Sorry sir we're out of those as well.

GG Is their any postage you do have?

PE We have the 41 and 58 cent stamps.

GG I can get those at Sam's Club

PE That is correct sir.

Now keep in mind, I had to wait 15 minutes just to get no service. Apparently the postal service is taking out the vending machines from all of their locations which means if you don't want to be able to buy stamps you'll have to wait in line 15-20 minutes to have a live person tell you they don't have the postage you want.

Now imagine this conversation with a government doctor but replace stamps with the words penicillin.

Sorry, we don't have any money

Federal state and local politicians have been trying to figure out where they are going to come up with the six billion dollars its going to take to replace the Brent Spence Bridge, the I-75/I-71 corridor across the Ohio River.

Wow... No one has the money for this project but Bush has 3.1 TRILLION to throw around for every thing else.

Do you want to know why I don't trust government, because I would bet the average joe could put the construction of that bridge in front of 3 million other "priorities" that will get funding this year.

Tell me again how you want these guys to run health care.

New Year's resolution

Like a lot of people, losing weight is one of my New Year's resolutions. In addition, since my brother found out (as I did) that the beer, pizza, ice cream diet doesn't really do much for weight loss, we made a little wager as to who could lose the most weight before Mother's day.

So here it is; drum roll please...... I lost 15 lbs for the month of January.

Take that bro. I'll be slappin' on that speedo by mid March.

Shared Prosperity

The Billary with an op-ed in the WSJ

Excerpt
My measure of economic success will never be a single, dry statistic. Rather, success means an economy that allows those at the bottom to work their way into the middle class, without pushing anyone out. It means leaving people better off when I finish than when I start. In short, success means an economy that shares its prosperity with all.
I've got an idea for The Billary. Let's start sharing that 20 mil, you guys took from that deal in Carjackistan.

I've got another idea. The Billary should have no problem sharing upwards of the $500 mil she's generated from campaign contributors to charity.

But why is it, that our elected leaders always makes sure that everyone has to share but themselves.

Super Bowl Follow up

I watch the game yesterday. Originally I had no rooting interest in either team. But when the Giants took the lead, I found myself cheering for them.

With one second on the clock, I watched that low budget piece of dung Bill Bellichick, leave the field. Now remember, in the NFL the game has to end, you can't forfeit, or throw a white towel on the field.

Watching that d-bag leave the field early only solidified my thoughts that I wanted the right team to win.

OxyClinton

video

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Clinton infers garnishment for medical insurance

So the Billary wants to garnish employee wages to pay for their medical insurance.

Excerpt
The New York senator has criticized presidential rival Barack Obama for pushing a health plan that would not require universal coverage. Clinton has not always specified the enforcement measures she would embrace, but when pressed on ABC's "This Week," she said: "I think there are a number of mechanisms" that are possible, including "going after people's wages, automatic enrollment."
Sure, why not. After all we already do this for their health care at retirement, aka medicare, and we also do it for their retirement, aka social security. so why not add another level of socialist programs we can't afford, force employers to collect for the government, and watch the program generate trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities.

Super prediction

I'll go with Pats to win, Giants to cover (12 points).

The TRUTH v relative truth

I was listening to a Cd from my church and something really caught my attention.

If you would like to hear the conversation you can find it here (The message is Strategize from 1/13. The speaker's point of interest is about the 26 minute mark of the mp3 file).

The speaker speaks of The Truth v. Relative Truth.

The point he makes. If you are a person who believes in relative truth; you are prone to bend your belief of the truth to conform to your life. If you believe in "The Truth", you are prone to bend your life around those truths.

This is not an overly religious message, but it's an excellent lesson on how we view our own intellectual honesty.

Are you a believer in absolute truths? Are you a person who thinks that truth is what democratic majority of our peers says it is? How do you discern what the "truth" actually is? Do you think the goal in life is to continually pursue "truths" without ever actually deciding what the "truth" really is (ie the goal in life is pursuit of the open mind.... not to really find the "truth")?

This really speaks to me because of my own pursuit of faith from a life of agnosticism.

It's also the place where I developed some sense of humility. It's clear that the more I know, the more I realize I don't know. I'd encourage you to listen to the message. (actually listen to all the messages in the series, it's a good one.)