Saturday, March 08, 2008

Where's my global warming?

After shoveling snow all day, March 8th not less, I have to wonder... Where the hell is my global warming?

I think this storm is proof positive that global warming doesn't exist.

But Gordon don't be silly, one day does not a trend make.

Really? I would offer that neither does 20 years in the billion year life of of a universe.

Now how about some warming and melt some of this damn snow.

Why is Cuba so great?

The passage in this article caught my attention.

Excerpt
The secret love affair between left-leaning elites and Cuba goes on no matter what. No sooner had Cuba's aging Fidel Castro resigned, tha a common narrative emerged in liberal papers like the New York Times: positive changes could be coming to the hemisphere's last bastion of communism.

On Cuba's northeast coast, meanwhile, 24 ordinary Cubans -- men, women, and children -- boarded a boat under cover of darkness. They set off across the Florida Strait to America -- presumably unaware of the media's upbeat Cuba narrative playing out in the country of their dreams. They landed in South Florida, reported the Miami Herald.

My question. Why are these people risking their lives to come to the US? Don't they know they have a far superior health care system in Cuba than we do?

It's one of the things I've always questioned about "progressives". Why is it they want to make our country, the greatest country in the history of humanity, more like a country where people are willing to die to leave.

It sure isn't the government health care.

The white death





Pictures from the White Death, 2008.

Friday Funny

I don't know why but youtube won't let me forward a video to my page. So in an attempt to bring humor to the blog here's a vid that shows why men aren't in charge of romance.


video

A lib on The Billary

Here's a lib's take on why the democrats can't get rid of The Billary

Excerpt
That said, I still think of Clinton as a sofa, and here's why: Without her, we can't quite relax. Without her, something is missing. There's a strange echo in the room. There's an empty space on the floor. There's nothing for the dog to furtively leap onto as soon as we leave the house.

Let's face it, that's no way to live. Barack Obama, that sleek Eames chair of a man, may be sexier and hipper than Clinton, but he hasn't yet matured to the level of the indispensable sofa. And until he makes voters comfortable enough to kick off their shoes and fall asleep in front of the TV (rather than sitting up to avoid choking on their adoring drool), more than a few Obama supporters will quietly hope Clinton stays in the race just a little longer.

Before Tuesday, the pundits had tapped Obama as the inevitable -- and deserving -- Democratic nominee. But as I went about my business in non-pundit land, I began hearing an interesting refrain. People who'd voted enthusiastically for Obama said that as the Clinton campaign's death knell began ringing (or was that the theme music to "Anderson Cooper 360"?) they began to have second thoughts.

More.....

My man Steyn

Mark Steyn with a great piece about the conglomeration of victim groups that make up the democratic party.

Excerpt
As Ali Gallagher, a white female (sorry, this identity-politics labeling is contagious) from Texas, told the Washington Post: "A friend of mine, a black man, said to me, 'My ancestors came to this country in chains; I'm voting for Barack.' I told him, 'Well, my sisters came here in chains and on their periods; I'm voting for Hillary.'"

When everybody's a victim, nobody's a victim. Poor Ms. Gallagher can't appreciate the distinction between purely metaphorical chains and real ones, or even how offensive it might be to assume blithely that there's no difference whatsoever.

On the other hand, Barack's ancestors didn't come here in chains, either: His mother was a white Kansan, so was presumably undergoing menstrual hell with the Gallagher gals, and his dad was a black man a long way away in colonial Kenya. Indeed, Obama would be the first son of a British subject to serve as president since those slaveholding types elected in the early days of the republic. As some aggrieved black activist sniffed snootily on TV, Barack isn't really an "African American" – unless by "African American," you mean somebody whose parentage is half-American and half-African, and let's face it, no one would come up with so cockamamie a definition as that.

As for victims, you have to feel sorry for John Edwards. He was born in a mill. He weighed 1.6 pounds and what did his dad get? Another day older and deeper in debt. John spent most of the 19th century as a spindly 7-year-old sweep with rickets, cleaning chimneys in Dickensian London until Fagin spotted him and trained him up as a trial lawyer. And it worked swell in the 2004 primary but it counted for nothing this time round because, even with all that soot on his face, he's still a white boy.

Bill Richardson was the first Hispanic candidate but nobody needs a Hispanic called "Bill Richardson." Hillary assumed she'd be the last identity-politician standing in a field of bouffant poseurs like Joe Biden, only to discover that by the time she got to the final round the Democratic primary process had descended to near-parody – or, as The New York Times headline put it, a "Duel Of Historical Guilts."

That's one "historical guilt" too many. If it's Historical Guilt vs. Joe Biden and John Edwards, bet on Historical Guilt, and the Democratic base uniting around Hillary and baying "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar." Instead, it's "I Am Woman, Hear Me Whine About The Unfairness Of It All," as the Clintonites go nuclear and accuse Obama, the ultimate cool black dude, of "imitating Ken Starr," the ultimate uptight squaresville honky.

More....

Who would he vote for? #8


Meet Triquero Terrell.

Why is he in the news.

Excerpt

A man who purposely caused a traffic crash with a lone female driver, then attacked and raped her when she stopped to exchange insurance information, will spend 46 years in prison.

At sentencing Friday, Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Alex Triantafilou called Triquero Terrell a "monster."

"You do not deserve to live among civilized society," Triantafilou told him.

A jury found the 27-year-old Lockland man guilty Thursday evening on five charges, including kidnapping, felonious assault, rape and attempted rape.

So today's question.

Assuming he wouldn't be in prison, do you think Triquero would vote for the hope of change offered by Obamamania or the status quo offered by John McCain?

Why?

Friday, March 07, 2008

McCain's soooo angry

If this is what constitutes an "angry" conversation, McCain's got no chance.

You spell out for a reporter why you're not going to divulge a conversation and it's angry?

The Billary is back in full force

Imagine that. The Billary back in bed with a bunch of Chinese felons....

Excerpt

The spring before his wife began her White House campaign, former President Bill Clinton earned $700,000 for his foundation by selling stock that he had been given from an Internet search company that was co-founded by a convicted felon and backed by the Chinese government, public records show.

Mr. Clinton had gotten the nonpublicly traded stock from Accoona Corp. back in 2004 as a gift for giving a speech at a company event. He landed the windfall by selling the 200,000 shares to an undisclosed buyer in May 2006, commanding $3.50 a share at a time when the company was reporting millions of dollars of losses, according to interviews.

A spokesman for the William J. Clinton Foundation declined to identify the buyer who was willing to pay so much for a struggling company's stock, saying only that the transaction was handled by a securities broker. It occurred seven months before Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her bid to run for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.


More....

The apocalypse is near

As soon as I heard the weather forecast this morning, I knew we were all going to die in the next 24 hours.

But then I read this piece by the god father of modern day liberalism, George McGovern, and now I'm certain we don't have long to live.

Excerpt
Under the guise of protecting us from ourselves, the right and the left are becoming ever more aggressive in regulating behavior. Much paternalist scrutiny has recently centered on personal economics, including calls to regulate subprime mortgages.

With liberalized credit rules, many people with limited income could access a mortgage and choose, for the first time, if they wanted to own a home. And most of those who chose to do so are hanging on to their mortgages. According to the national delinquency survey released yesterday, the vast majority of subprime, adjustable-rate mortgages are in good condition,their holders neither delinquent nor in default.

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Health-care paternalism creates another problem that's rarely mentioned: Many people can't afford the gold-plated health plans that are the only options available in their states.

Buying health insurance on the Internet and across state lines, where less expensive plans may be available, is prohibited by many state insurance commissions. Despite being able to buy car or home insurance with a mouse click, some state governments require their approved plans for purchase or none at all. It's as if states dictated that you had to buy a Mercedes or no car at all.

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With payday lending, people in need of immediate money can borrow against their future paychecks, allowing emergency purchases or bill payments they could not otherwise make. The service comes at the cost of a significant fee -- usually $15 for every $100 borrowed for two weeks. But the cost seems reasonable when all your other options, such as bounced checks or skipped credit-card payments, are obviously more expensive and play havoc with your credit rating.

Anguished at the fact that payday lending isn't perfect, some people would outlaw the service entirely, or cap fees at such low levels that no lender will provide the service. Anyone who's familiar with the law of unintended consequences should be able to guess what happens next.


Are you kidding me? This from a liberal.

Oh man, I voted for The Billary this week. Now all the domino's are starting to fall; 3000 inches of snow; liberals making sense. You should be afraid, be very afraid.

The White Death is near

Apparently, we're all going to die tonight so the point may be moot. But if you decide to venture out and finish off your life with a few belts.... Don't do it in Butler County. The man will be out on a DUI checkpoint.

As soon as I get more information, I'll post it.

By the way, if we get less than 4 inches of snow tonight, we should be allowed to kick a weatherman in the balls.

How did this get missed?

I guess with the Super Bowl and Super Tuesday, somehow this great American event got missed...

The National 4 Square championship in Maine.

You mean to tell me that ESPN 2 would rather put on a NFL mock draft, a spelling bee, poker, cheerleading championships, than cover this one. What's wrong with our country?

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Is Obamamania too cool?

Rick Lowery at NRO with a good post on Obamamania.

Excerpt
—We saw last night that "Yes, we can" doesn't have quite the same resonance when you've just suffered two big losses. How long before some journalists start writing that Obama's oratory is boring? What Obama has to worry about is the Sanjaya effect. Young girls swooned for him when the crooner was on American Idol and he was swarmed as the hottest celebrity at the White House Correspondent's Dinner last year. Now, if anyone remembers who he was, they have to wonder, "What the hell was that all about?" Obama's a talented guy with formidable advantages in the nomination contest still, but when people are routinely fainting at your rallies, it's probably a sign that you're a craze, which is wonderful—while it lasts. At the very least, Obama's halo has slipped, and he will have to spend some time down on Earth with the rest of us mere terrestrials.

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—What Democrats have to be wondering is if Hillary can score points against Obama on his experience to be commander-in-chief, what will McCain be able to do with that issue in the fall?

Who will she vote for? #7


Meet Briana Waters.

What is Ms. Waters claim to fame
A federal jury has found accused Earth Liberation Front arsonist Briana Waters guilty of two charges stemming from the firebombing of a University of Washington research center.

This should be a slam dunk.

Who will Ms. Waters vote for this November (assuming she's not in the slam)?

Obamamania? or McCain? Why?

Hey, we're #1

The Mortgage Bankers Association has released some statistics that show Ohio as the number one state in the country for foreclosures.

I did find this chart interesting



Percent of Loans

Percent of Foreclosures Started




Prime Fixed

65%

18%

Prime ARM

15%

20%

Subprime Fixed

6%

12%

Subprime ARM

7%

42%

FHA

7%

8%



See a connection?

Tax conversation from hell

Here's a sample conversation from a client who moved here from New York. I have changed the names and municipalities to protect the innocent.

Gordon Jack you owe $490 to the city of Wyoming.

Client How do I owe that much to the city of Wyoming, I thought my employer withheld Wyoming tax from my check?

Gordon That's the school district tax.

Client School district tax?

Gordon Yes Wyoming school district has an income tax to fund their schools.

Client And they have a city tax? But I pay the city of Cincinnati city tax?

Gordon Well you pay the city the city tax for the city you work in as well as the city you reside in. Some cities allow a credit for the tax they pay to the city they work in, Wyoming does not.

Client So I pay 2.1% to the city of Cincinnati for working there, 1% to the city of Wyoming for living there, and 1% for the school district where I have no kids in the schools.

Gordon That's correct.

Client Jesus (&*%*^# ! I might as well move back to New York.

Gordon Or move to Texas and you'll automatically get a 4.1% raise.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Cook county secession

A Cook County community outside of Chicago isn't happy about the sales tax increase passed by the county. So much so they're looking to secede.

Excerpt
After calling on Cook County Board President Todd Stroger to personally "explain himself" for pushing through a sales tax increase, some angry Palatine Village Council members said they had an even better idea -- secede from the county.

Talk of tax revolt was in the air this week as officials, business owners and taxpayers throughout the region voiced outrage. But perhaps nowhere was the outrage more visible than in communities that share a border with lower-tax counties.

"What really gets me most is it's not only us: It's going to be the schools along with the village, the park district, any taxing body -- the dollars are going to shift from our area," said Council member Scott Lamerand, who was among those leading the push to explore withdrawing from the county.

Don't worry about seceding, the citizens are already doing it for you. They call it moving south.

Carbon as the enemy

I read this article on global warming and I saw this blurb.

Excerpt
"Climate change is mankind's most important challenge. We know the enemy: It is named carbon," he said.

I had no idea. So the first I thing I did when i got home was pulled out my shotgun and let my bag of charcoal briquettes have it.

I'm still trying to get the diamond off of Mrs. Gekko's hand so we can defeat it as well.

Time to cough it up.

A number of school district levies took a beating yesterday.

Now if you were one of those voters who think the schools need money and voted yes on a levy, the schools are expecting your check.

Seriously, why don't you cut a check to the schools, or are you the type that just want other people to pay the freight?

In Loveland, 4,314 voters voted yes to the levy. How much money do you think they'll kick in to the schools now that the levy has been defeated?

There is no law preventing anyone from providing a contribution to their local school district. For crying out loud, you can at least send them the $50 you pay for that license plate with your alma mater on it. I've commented before on people who will donate to their college endowment which needs no money v their local public school.

Just a hunch, but I'm thinking you won't be able to buy a happy meal with the money these folks will donate to the school system this year.

Obama-Caucus4Priorities

What we can look forward to

Identity Politics

Below I mentioned Plunderbund (read the comments as well) is having a cow because apparently some white folks in Appalachia voted for The Billary instead of Obamamania.

Here's one of the takes
Identity politics suck.....

Are you kidding me? Democratic politics are nothing but "identity politics". The whole purpose of being a democrat is to align yourself with some "victim" group. The whole party apparatus is about taking from the victimizer to give to the victim....

Black v. White
Worker v. Management
Women v. Men
Gay v. Straight
Nature v. Humans

And now this guy is surprised that some voters in Appalachia might decide that they might get more out of The Billary than Obamamania and actually vote in a manner consistent with that.

Please..........

Democrats have been writing this victim narrative for the better part of four decades; only the common victimizers were lily white republican males; it was so easy.

But now we have opposing victim groups voting based on the very identity politics these same people invented... and they're surprised.

What are you going to tell me next? That water is wet? That a bear shits in the woods? etc.

Chicago Blues

Once again, the city of Chicago, showing that "progressive" doesn't just mean high taxes (10.25% sales tax) it also means doing other "progressive" things like banning baggies.

Excerpt
Tiny plastic bags used to sell small quantities of heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana and other drugs would be banned in Chicago, under a crackdown advanced Tuesday by a City Council committee.

I've got an idea for Chicago. How about banning the sale of drugs in your city?

You know if you outlaw baggies only baggies will be outlaws or something like that.

Election thoughts

One Do you ever wonder why Cleveland is such an armpit? When your electorate is so stupid they reelect Dennis "Burning River" Kucinich to represent them, you don't have to look far.

Two For those who might be pissed that republicans crossed over to vote in their primary, take it easy. You already picked our candidate, turnabout's fair play.

Three How screwed up will polling be in SW Ohio with all these crossovers?

Four Is there anyway to scrub off all the goo I got on myself when I colored in the dot for The Billary? I've tried long showers, white vinegar & bleach. But some how I can still smell the stench.

Five Plunderbund's pissed that Obamamania got it's ass kicked by The Billary. Once again, it's racism when someone would vote The Billary over Obamamania but not vice versa.

Six I guess it's a good thing the zoo got that funding, I'd hate to see all those Tigers with their ribs sticking out.

Seven As I left the polling place yesterday, a woman thanked me for voting. If she knew what I voted on, I'm pretty sure she wouldn't have been thanking me.

But it did cause me to question. Why would someone thank me for doing my civic duty? People don't thank me for putting my garbage to the curb each week.

Toyota to make jets

Toyota may get into the jet game.

What are the odds they build a nice big old plant employing thousands of people with nice jobs right here in Ohio? how about Michigan?

My guess is that they'll by pass the heart if it all and we have no one to blame but the pols we elect.

School Levies

Well my community in Loveland voted down a levy yesterday 57-43. I would call that resounding NO.

So what can we expect from our local school district? Another levy vote in November. Oh, this one will be smaller and the threatened cuts will be more severe starting with football and bus service. By the way, did you ever notice they never threaten to cut valuable "administrators" from the budget.

But we'll still have to show up and vote it down again. Then they'll really cut some stuff and put the vote on a special ballot and ultimately pass they levy they wanted.

This is a tiresome process and is all too predictable.

The schools are a mandate by the state. As such, the state should be required to fund the education they mandate. If a school district wants more, they should fund it through their levies.

Until that fundamental change occurs, this levy dance will continue.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Ohio & NAFTA

Fred Barnes on Ohio & NAFTA.

Excerpt

WHEN VOTERS IN OHIO go to the polls today, they will have heard over and over again from Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton that their state's economic troubles are caused by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other trade treaties.

But there was fresh evidence last week that NAFTA has had little to do with Ohio's doldrums, its job losses in particular. When the U.S. Air Force awarded a $40 billion contract for 179 new aerial refueling tankers, Ohio wasn't in the running as a site where the aircraft might be built. Instead, they'll be built in Alabama outside Mobile.

Why? The answer is simple: Alabama's business climate is good and Ohio's isn't. When major business projects are looking for the best site, job-hungry Ohio is rarely considered. And NAFTA has little or nothing to do with it.

Surely Obama and Clinton know this. If they don't, their understanding of the economy is lacking. If they do, their attacks on free trade were aimed to please NAFTA-hating union members. In truth, NAFTA is a boon to the Ohio economy. Roughly 55 percent of Ohio's exports go to Canada and Mexico, America's NAFTA partners. That exceeds the national share of exports--35 percent--to those countries.

For Alabama, the awarding of the tanker contract was only its latest economic coup. Earlier this year, Thiessen Krupp, the German steel company, decided to build a $3.7 billion plant near Mobile. And Alabama has attracted three foreign automakers to build plants in the state: Mercedes, Honda, and Hyundai.

Ohio was once an economic powerhouse, but now it lags behind Alabama in almost everything that might lure new business to the state. "Ohio has raced past 41 other states and now ranks 5th in state and local taxes measured as a percentage of income," David Hansen, president of the Buckeye Institute, wrote last year. Alabama, in contrast, ranks 46th in tax burden.

More.....

Let's Hope for the Best


I guess this voter's "hoping" that when Obamamania wins he'll get his girlish figure back and he won't have to do a damn thing for it, like exercise.

HT Sweetness & Light

More on Che Obama



You know how the Obamamania camp was throwing out that the Che groupies down there in Houston were just "volunteers".

How's this for a volunteer

Excerpt
The campaign volunteer who hung the Che poster is named Maria Isabel (second photo above) and according to the Lone Star Times, she hung similar banners from her balcony at home. Apparently she's no "low-level" volunteer either. She serves as a campaign 'precinct captain" and the co-chair of the Houston Obama Leadership Team.

Most interestingly, she is a middle-aged woman who was born in Cuba and lived there as a child during a period when Che Guevara was Cuba's chief executioner and second in command. At the time Cuba had the highest political incarceration and execution rate on earth, far surpassing that of their Soviet mentors and suitors. Pictures have surfaced (see Babalu blog.com) of Maria Isabel at several Obama campaign functions; arm in arm with Barack, in a bear hug with Michelle Obama, and apparently, very heavily involved in the Obama campaign.

More at FrontPage....

Practicing safe sex

Out of curiosity, do/have/will teach you kids to refrain from smoking? Why?

What about drinking? or drugs? dangerous driving? cheat on tests? Do you teach your kids to totally refrain from these activities or just "be careful".

Why is sex different when the risks can be so much more harmful? Maybe your attitude will change when you read this.

Excerpt
People seem clueless that sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and human papillomavirus can take hold in parts of the oral cavity during sex with infected partners and that the oral contact can infect the genitals, too. HPV is a particularly scurrilous threat, since it incubates silently in the back of the mouth and is now linked to a dangerous form of throat cancer in both men and women similar to the one that arises in the cervix.

So I guess a "progressive" would offer that catching HPV in your throat is practicing safe sex.

Brett Favre Retires

The human time capsule, Brett Favre announces his retirement.

Just look at the characters from this video during the first game Favre took a snap. Who would have thought back then that Favre would have played an entire generation, or that OJ was a double murderer.

Amazing

Who will this guy vote for? #6

Excerpt from this article
A 20-year-old man will face a judge this morning on charges he fled police and then hid in the home of a woman and her two children, threatening them.

Robert Davis of Forest Park is held at the Hamilton County jail on charges of aggravated burglary and failure to comply with police, court records show.

Lockland police tried to stop his speeding 2001 Ford Taurus at the intersection of Grove and Cooper avenues just before 5 p.m. Monday, according to Wyoming police, who arrived to assist.

Two men inside the vehicle jumped out while it was still moving on Cooper Avenue.The car slammed into a tree, and the men ran off.

Burns ran into an unlocked home in the 200 block of Burns Avenue and threatened a mother inside and her two children, court records state.

So who do you think Mr. Davis will vote for in November; Obamamania or McCain? Why?

Hell Freezes Over

I just got back from the poll and did something I thought I could never do....

Vote for the Billary.

Before I got my crack, I had to sign a document proclaiming my allegiance to the democratic candidates & principles. So I guess I am now a proud supporter of unemployment, poverty, crime & horrible schools.

It was a lot easier than I thought given my incredible dislike of all things Clinton. Hopefully my vote will be the vote that throws the DNC convention into an actual event and not a 8 hour campaign speech.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Scrubbed Obamamania articles

For some reason the Chicago Tribune scrubbed it's websites of articles related to Obamamania's early political life.

Sweetness & Light has found some of those articles.

From 2004
U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama suggested Friday that the United States one day might have to launch surgical missile strikes into Iran and Pakistan to keep extremists from getting control of nuclear bombs.

Obama, a Democratic state senator from the Hyde Park neighborhood, made the remarks during a meeting Friday with the Tribune editorial board. Obama’s Republican opponent, Alan Keyes, was invited to attend the same session but declined.

Iran announced on Tuesday that it has begun converting tons of uranium into gas, a crucial step in making fuel for a nuclear reactor or a nuclear bomb. The International Atomic Energy Agency has called for Iran to suspend all such activities.


What a BS artist

Democratic patriotism

Excerpt
If Barack Obama really wants to rise above the "old politics of division," he might want to start by putting that American flag pin back on his lapel and retracting his all too earnest explanation as to why he took it off in the first place.

No, not because he should seek to appease his conservative critics who are absurdly questioning his loyalty to the country. But because it could help heal the festering division over the meaning of patriotism in America while also beginning to make up for the Democratic Party's self-imposed patriotism deficit.


If Obamamania we're to actually do something, he risks losing his Che Guevara fans all across the country.

More....

10.25% sales tax

Whenever I fret about Ohio's long term economic status trending to third world status, another "progressive" region comes along to out do us.

The city of Chicago just bumped their sales tax rate to 10.25%. That's going to create just the economic stimulus they've been looking for.

Excerpt
Among the things Chicago wants to be known for, having the highest total sales taxes of any major U.S. city is probably not one of them.

But that's what it's getting after the Cook County Board voted Saturday to double the county sales tax to 1.75 percent. When added to the city's sales tax, the county' increase has the cumulative effect of setting a 10.25 percent sales tax on goods bought in Chicago.

When the county rate increase takes effect in November, someone buying $100 worth of merchandise in Chicago would pay $110.25.

The rates in New York and Los Angeles are below 8.5 percent. The next highest rate in the country is in Memphis, Tenn., at 9.25 percent.

The tax increase is expected to add about $426 million annually to county coffers, and the money is meant to close a projected $234 million deficit. The budget is also designed to create more than 1,000 new county jobs.

``By passing this budget, the board has breathed life into this county government,'' Board President Todd Stroger said. The budget passed on a 10-7 vote.

Those who opposed the increase say reform, not revenue, should have been priority No. 1.

``The real elephant in the room is the waste and bloat and bureaucracy here in the county,'' said Timothy Schneider, a county commissioner.

article

Headline you'll never see











CBO Data Show Middle Class Income Tax Burden
at Lowest Levels in Decades

Don't believe me check it out for yourself.

"Progressive" = Poverty

I just happened to catch this information from the Athens County (OH) Dept. of Family services.

Were you aware that Athens County has the highest poverty rate in the state (27.4%)? What about one of the highest unemployment rates in the state at 6.1%?

But on good note, Athens Ohio is considered the most "progressive" city in the state of Ohio.

Is it possible what makes it the most poverty stricken is also what makes it the most "progressive"?

What's so "progressive" about poverty"?

To unionize or not to unionize, that is the question.

Mercy Health Partners will have a vote on March 14 on the unionization of it's employees.

If you are a nurse, ask yourself this question, is the workplace over at University Hospital (union) a better work environment than Bethesda North (non union).

I'm just going to go on the word of someone who knows, Mrs. Gekko, who started her Cincinnati nursing career at University and moved to B-North about 60 days later. Ask her about the number of ding dongs and derelicts employed at that hospital as compared to B-North.

So if you are a ding dong or a derelict or you want to be surrounded by such, you will definitely want to vote for the union. And Mrs. Gekko will be meeting your non dip shit employees soon.

Texas v. Ohio


An excellent piece in the WSJ comparing Ohio to Texas.

Now I would call one a red state and the other I nice deep purple. Can you guess which one is which?

I'm still waiting for a "progressive" to explain to me how their governance is so superior to conservative governance.

Unless, you call high unemployment, low per capita growth, negative job creation, and net migration superior governance I think I know why I haven't heard from anyone.

The new Ohio motto.... Ohio, Hey at least we're not Michigan.

Another liberal free ride

Another liberal who never sacrificed a damn thing in her life has plenty of opinions on people who have.

Excerpt
“Suppose John McCain had been Joan McCain and Joan McCain had got captured, shot down and been a POW for eight years. [The media would ask], ‘What did you do wrong to get captured? What terrible things did you do while you were there as a captive for eight years?’” Steinem said, to laughter from the audience.

McCain was, in fact, a prisoner of war for around five-and-a-half years, during which time he was tortured repeatedly. Referring to his time in captivity, Steinem said with bewilderment, “I mean, hello? This is supposed to be a qualification to be president? I don’t think so.”


So Gloria, I guess a true qualification to be president is to blame your husband's blowjobs on a vast right wing conspiracy.

I'm not a big McCain fan but it's people like this and the NY Times who call attention to the fact that we can't let liberals win on anything.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Women and The Beatles,aka, Obamanania

Excerpt
Women screamed? What was this, the Beatles tour of 1964? And when they weren't screaming, the fair-sex Obama fans who dominated the rally of 16,000 were saying things like: "Every time I hear him speak, I become more hopeful." Huh?

"Women 'Falling for Obama,' " the story's headline read. Elsewhere around the country, women were falling for the presidential candidate literally. Connecticut radio talk show host Jim Vicevich has counted five separate instances in which women fainted at Obama rallies since last September. And I thought that fainting was supposed to be a relic of the sexist past, when patriarchs forced their wives and daughters to lace themselves into corsets that cut off their oxygen.

I can't help it, but reading about such episodes of screaming, gushing and swooning makes me wonder whether women -- I should say "we women," of course -- aren't the weaker sex after all. Or even the stupid sex, our brains permanently occluded by random emotions, psychosomatic flailings and distraction by the superficial. Women "are only children of a larger growth," wrote the 18th-century Earl of Chesterfield. Could he have been right?


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Who will this guy vote for? #5

A Cleveland police officer was gunned down Friday night by a thug the "progressives" in that city refuse to deal with.

Who are said thug(s)

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A massive manhunt ended just after 10 p.m. Friday when police arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of shooting Owens once. He was one of four suspects police arrested during a house-by-house search in a four-block area of Parkview Avenue and nearby streets.

The three other suspects were arrested soon after the shooting.

So I throw out my question again,

Who would these thugs vote for?

Obamamania?

John McCain?

Why?

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Why The Billary is getting slapped around

All the pollsters, consultants, and media types keep wondering why The Billary cannot seem to get any traction against Obamamania.

The fact is every weakness Obamamania has, The Billary is equally weak.

Experience? where's The Billary's experience? One extra term in the Senate where she did nothing but run for president?

Vetting? Where are all those tax returns? How about some financial disclosures on that library? What about releasing the documents on that health care debacle? The one thing The Billary did run.

Corruption? We're talking The Billary?

So what you have is varying shades of liberalism where neither candidate stands out except for one characteristic.

One candidate is a dynamic charismatic speaker, the other is The Billary.

So democrats get to choose from a great high school debater and a pissed off ex wife.

Great choice. See you Tuesday.

DUI checkpoint a "success"

I've been commenting for some time about how the police haven't publicized the arrest at previous DUI checkpoints because, in my opinion, they've been a complete failure.

Lo and behold a successful one.

Officers arrested 17 drivers accused of operating a motor vehicle impaired - one of the higher arrest tallies for such an effort in recent months.

Four of the arrests were made at a previously announced drunken driving checkpoint on U.S. 127 from 11 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday; 13 of the arrests came from extra patrols in areas near the checkpoint, police said.

In addition, police ticketed six motorists for allegedly driving under suspension, five for speeding, 13 for other moving violations and four for failure to wear seat belts. The Butler County OVI Task Force and Fairfield police coordinated the enforcement effort.

Wow 17 DUI's, now that's a success!

But think for a minute on this. A Friday night between 11:00 and 3:00. I would venture that finding a drunk driver would be like shooting fish in a barrel yet we had all this man power (if someone knows how many man these posts, let me know).

I would think that each and every man on duty should have been able to arrest at least one DUI that night on general patrol. In addition, your true drunk isn't going through the checkpoint, he's driving all kinds of routes to avoid them.

These are a complete waste of government resource until someone can convince me otherwise.