Saturday, April 05, 2008
1) Now no one will accuse The Billary of being stingy. They gave 1.6 million to charity in 2006. Keep in mind that every single dollar went to the Clinton Foundation (aka his library). That's like me giving all my charitable contributions to the Gordon Beer and Pizza Fund. Which, by the way, you are all encouraged to donate to.
2) What the hell is so special about this library that the Clinton's have raised billions for it. Are there hookers at every microfiche terminal?
3) I'm actually struck by the pedestrian appearance of their returns. Did they just show up at HR Block with a box of receipts and kick this out? Hey guys, go spring for some Turbo Tax.
4) What? No deduction for pant suits?
5) I notice no Schedule H payroll withholdings for household employees. You mean to tell me that Bill does all the chores around that house? I wonder how many illegals they've got over there at Chappaqua.
6) Forget national health care. The Billary should be getting all Americans to invest in their hedge funds. With the payoffs they get from those everyone will be able to pay for their own damn health insurance.
While their deaths are tragic, I've been touched by the support the families of these hero's have and will receive from the community.
May God bless their souls.
Friday, April 04, 2008
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Clinton report nearly $109.2 million in income for seven years in newly released tax data.
The Democratic presidential candidate and her husband paid $33.8 million in taxes from 2000 through 2007. They listed $10.25 million in charitable contributions during that period.
Clinton has been under pressure to release her tax returns, especially from rival Barack Obama, who posted his 2000 to 2006 returns on his campaign Web site last week. Neither Obama nor Republican Sen. John McCain have made their 2007 tax returns public, though both say they will this month.
And these are the same guy looking out for the poor. Why? so they can steal from them.
I really think this guy is mentally ill, or a drug addict. Let's face it, what professional football player goes clubbing with his own jersey on? You get negative street cred for that one.
We have an entire society that's totally enabled this clown to pull these stunts all because he was excellent in a football uniform. This guy needed an NFL contract like another shot of tequila. What he really needed was some real guidance from someone who cared.
Unfortunately, it sounded like his mother was about as dysfunctional as he was and who knows where dad was.
It's a sad tale really.
For the record, Chad Johnson is really no better and Bengal fans better get used to his act.
If you watched that bizarre interview on ESPN last night, you'll love this satire of Chad at the BK drive thru.
Ocho: I’m here.
Order Box: Can I take your order, Sir?
Ocho: I don’t know.
Order Box: You don’t know?
Ocho: Exactly. I DON’T KNOW.
Order Box: Okay.
Order Box: Would you like a hamburger or something?
Ocho: (sighs) I’ll take a Whopper and large fries. And an orange slice.
Order Box: Is Fanta okay?
Order Box: Sir?
Ocho: Who said Fanta? See now, this is exactly the kinda shit I’m talkin’ about.
Order Box: Sir?
Ocho: ORANGE SLICE.
Order Box: But we only have Fanta, Sir.
Ocho: Exactly. That's all you have. That's all you can do for Chad. And Chad has to decide if that's good enough for Chad.
Thursday, April 03, 2008
You might be surprised that she's not endorsing John McCain, you know, the guy she basically pissed all over while he was in a POW camp and she was partying it up with the Viet Cong.
The next newsworthy item on Drudge.... Water is wet, the Pope is Catholic and yes, a bear really does dump in the woods.
Meet Brent Leisgang
Why is he in the news?
Police believe Brent Leisgang was the one who stole some catalytic converters last week in Harrison, because they said he left something important behind – his son.
Leisgang, 30, of Cedar Grove, Ind., was arrested Wednesday by Harrison police and charged with child endangering, possession of criminal tools, possession of drugs, criminal trespass, and two counts each of theft and criminal damaging.Police responded at 12:54 a.m. March 27 to Harrison Frame and Axle, 709 Harrison Ave.
When they arrived, they saw a man run from the scene.
As they investigated farther, police say they found Leisgang’s 12-year-old son at the scene and believe Leisgang brought his son along to help him steal catalytic converters from at least two vehicles.
The converters, car parts that help clean exhaust before it is released into the air, are coveted by thieves because they are easy to steal and, because they contain precious minerals, can be sold for up to $250 to scrap dealers who then sell the converters so the precious metals can be recycled.
This November, does Brent vote for the second coming of the Christ in Obamania?
Or does he vote for the anti establishment candidate of Ralph Nader?
Or John McCain?
On another note, did this guy ever stop to think that a job might pay better than stealing catalytic converters?
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
It's that time of year when BIG OIL executives are corralled to Washington to take a beat down from some dumb ass congress person.
We've been seeing and hearing about all the BIG OIL record profits. But who really profits from BIG OIL?
Unlike a senator, I have more intelligence than an amoeba, so I actually used this new thing here called google and I looked it up.
Well, Exxon made 40 billion on sales of404 billion dollars, roughly a 10% net profit on sales; not bad.
But they didn't hit the lottery, the government did. For all the sales taxes, duties and income taxes collected, the government pulled in a cool 102 Billion bucks on Exxon's sales of 404 Billion; nearly 25% of all of Exxon's sales goes to some governmental entity.
What a great gig! The Mob can't pull one off that good. So the next time you pay $80.00 for a gallon of gas, just think about how many ways Nancy & Harry the Weasel get to spend $20 of it.
The eldest brother and political strategist of indicted U.S. Rep. William Jefferson has been charged with giving payoffs to a school-board president - a bribery case apparently unrelated to the one against the congressman.These guys must recite the old NASCAR saying like a mantra "if you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'"
In a federal indictment handed up Wednesday, Mose Jefferson is accused of giving $140,000 to help secure about $14 million in contracts to bring a computer-based teaching system to Orleans Parish schools. He is charged with bribery, money laundering and obstruction of justice.
One quick google search is all he needed to do to check how well that's going.
In Washington state, Medicare beneficiaries are finding it increasingly difficult to see a primary care physician or get a referral to a specialist. In a recent poll conducted by the Washington State Medical Association, 57% of physicians surveyed were either limiting Medicare patients or dropping all of their Medicare patients.
Of 194 medical practices representing 325 physicians statewide, almost half--88 practices--said they weren't raking new Medicare patients; 23 practices said they were dropping all Medicare patients, and 83 practices were making no changes. These statistics appeared in the association's report "Washington's Ailing Health Care System: Continued Decline, Guarded Prognosis.""Increasingly, physicians are being forced to choose between keeping their medical practices financially viable and treating all of the Medicare patients that need their services," the report said.
Oh yeah that's some real gooooooooood program. We need more of these.
I hope you don't mind, but I took a cue from you and presented the same "progressive" challenge on my site. I actually had a response. He named Medicare, public libraries and our state supported colleges and universities as examples of successful "progressive" run entities. I think I took him apart fairly well. You can read it hear if you like.Mind? Absolutely not. I'm humble enough to admit that every thing on this blog is just information others have supplied me with; I've just got a different take on it.
I really want a conversation in this country that actually analyzes the successes of "progressive" programs. Whoever wants to take the ball and move with it I'm all for it.
When will people in traditional media actually start to confront the failures of all things "progressive". The "War on Poverty", Social Security, Medicare, our crumbling inner cities, our failing schools.
The conventional wisdom is to do more of the same old & tired strategies. As Marvin Lewis would say "I see better than I hear".
When I see a every shit hole and arm pit in this country, it is inevitably run by democrats. When I see nicer areas, they're run by republicans. But yet no one, I mean no one, Not conservatives or liberals have the balls to step up and say "Wow, what makes this community successful? We need to do what they're doing".
It's always been my criticism of college basketball. The college game is tremendously more successful than the NBA, yet the people who run the sport want it to look more like the NBA (shot clock, three point shot, etc). Why? In my mind, the NBA should try and emulate what makes the college game more watchable; not the other way around.
Well, countries, states, cities, school districts, etc, should do the same thing.
Whatever or whoever wants to spread that word and use my info to do, I support you 100%.
Chavez Clarke, 18, had spent this past Saturday taking catch-up classes so he could graduate on time. As he left a South Side high school that afternoon, he was fatally shot, in broad daylight and in plain view of other students. His death marked a grim end to a week when police and school officials had stepped up their efforts to combat a spike in killings of public school students.
The day before, an eighth-grader at a North Side school was shot and killed.
In all, 20 Chicago public school students have been fatally shot so far this school year -- seven in March alone -- compared with 24 the year before, said spokesman Mike Vaughn. Including those who died in non-gun violence, 22 students have been killed this year, and 30 last school year. School officials could not provide precise figures, but said that killings had increased markedly over past years.
Now class, let's go out on a limb and guess what party runs the Chicago City schools?
If you guess democrats, you get to move to the front of the class; just duck to avoid gun fire.
Let's face it you can't find a republican in the Chicago City schools with a search warrant, a pack of blood hounds and Dog the Bounty Hunter.
Where is the "progressive" outrage over this genocide?
We lose eight thousand black men a year in this country, the KKK, in it's hay day, never came close to that number; and what's happened in Iraq doesn't even warrant a back page story compared to this carnage.
Which party is truly responsible for those deaths?
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Rich Lowry with an excellent piece on Detroit....
Detroit suffers from every possible malady except a plague of locusts, and that’s only because they find urban living uncongenial. The city has a revitalized downtown, but all around it, the city rots. Forbes magazine declared Detroit “America’s Most Miserable City,” on the basis of its unemployment and crime rates, among other things. The unemployment rate of 8.2 percent is the highest of any major urban area in the nation, and its homicide rate is higher than New York’s in the bad old days of the early 1990s.
The city has lost 1 million residents since 1950. It was hit by the decline of the auto industry and white flight, fueled partly by racism. These trends would have rocked the city no matter what. Detroit compounded them with disastrous governance, personified by Mayor Coleman Young, who held office for 20 years beginning in 1974.
His record raises the question why, if it wanted to engage in a nefarious plot to hurt blacks, the federal government would invent the AIDS virus when it could simply emplace mayors like Coleman Young instead. “Imagine a Rev. Jeremiah Wright with real power,” says urban expert Fred Siegel. Coleman taunted suburbanites, accusing them of “pillaging the city,” while his scandal-plagued administration managed the city into the ground.
He neglected policing, maintaining that “crime is a problem, but not the problem. The police are the major threat ... to the minority community.” The 1968 riots never really ended in Detroit, dragging on in a long crime wave. With government services terrible to nonexistent and both crime and tax rates high, there was no reason for anyone to stay. “Several Detroit mayors have been the best economic development officers Oakland County ever had,” comments Michael LaFaive of the Michigan-based Mackinac Center for Public Policy, referring to the county to Detroit’s north.
I'm still waiting for that "progressive" idealist out there to tell me exactly what community, run by progressives is better than any community run by republicans.....
Please give me anything, a school district, a city, a kennel club, etc.
Waiting, waiting, waiting
Willie's in Kenwood
See the little bulldog in person. Groupies encouraged.
Unlike a liberal, I'd be happy to buy you a beer. If you want a foofy, umbrella drink you need to go to "Progress City".
USA 2008: The Great Depression
I know I saw all those soup lines as I drove into work this morning; my best year yet I might add.
I also know we have a depression when I see we have a whopping 4.8% unemployment rate.
Just another project to take on. I'm going to start taking photos of help wanted signs and posting them.
If you run into any, please feel free to forward them on to me and I'll post them.
Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, March 31, 2008
The most striking thing about the Democrat's superdelegate fiasco is how typical it is of liberalism. If modern liberalism -- the style of liberalism that has existed since FDR's New Deal -- is characterized by anything, it's the fixation on addressing "problems" with massive, grotesque, Rube Goldberg schemes that simply don't work.Pretty much sums up 70 years of liberalism.
Until you realize it was done by a democratic zealots and posted on MyDD.
It's nice when your enemy does the work for you.
The Department of Justice reports that approximately 8,000 blacks were murdered in the United States in 2005. In one year, that's exactly double the total number of American military deaths during the entire five years of the war in Iraq; in one year, that's 10 times the average number of American military deaths per year since the start of the war.
A recent study by the Bureau of Justice Statistics at the Department of Justice shows that blacks committed murders in 2005 at a rate seven times higher than whites.
The vast majority of those 8,000 black murders in 2005 were intraracial -- black victims being killed by other blacks. Similarly, Justice Department statistics covering the years 1976 through 2005 show that 94 percent of black murder victims were killed by blacks, and 86 percent of white murder victims were killed by whites.
I know what you're thinking, given the propensity for the "progressives" to protest 4,000 dead soldiers in Iraq over a 5 year period, these people have to be going crazy with this statistic.Well you would be wrong.
What do progressives have to say about all this genocide occurring in the cities they govern?
I guess they're a little hoarse from all the anti war shout downs.More.........
Obamania tried to claim the answers were from an errant staffer, yet he had hand written notes on another confirming his positions on a number of issues.
During his first run for elected office, Barack Obama played a greater role than his aides now acknowledge in crafting liberal stands on gun control, the death penalty and abortion– positions that appear at odds with the more moderate image he’s projected during his presidential campaign.More....
The evidence comes from an amended version of an Illinois voter group’s detailed questionnaire, filed under his name during his 1996 bid for a state Senate seat.
Late last year, in response to a Politico story about Obama’s answers to the original questionnaire, his aides said he “never saw or approved” the questionnaire.
They asserted the responses were filled out by a campaign aide who “unintentionally mischaracterize(d) his position.”
But a Politico examination determined that Obama was actually interviewed about the issues on the questionnaire by the liberal Chicago non-profit group that issued it. And it found that Obama – the day after sitting for the interview – filed an amended version of the questionnaire, which appears to contain Obama’s own handwritten notes adding to one answer.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Sgt. Matt Maupin is dead, the parents of the missing Clermont County soldier said today.
Maupin's remain were found in Iraq, nearly four years after he was captured by insurgents, his parents said. An Army general came to Clermont County today to notify them, they said.
"Matt is coming home. He's completed his mission," his father, Keith Maupin, said.
May God Bless his soul.
A pair of Ohio companies owed more than $25,000 by Clinton for staging events for her campaign are warning others in the tight-knit event production community — and anyone else who will listen — to get their cash upfront when doing business with her. Her campaign, say representatives of the two companies, has stopped returning phone calls and e-mails seeking payment of outstanding invoices. One even got no response from a certified letter.
Their cautionary tales, combined with published reports about similar difficulties faced by a New Hampshire landlord, an Iowa office cleaner and a New York caterer highlight a less-obvious impact of Clinton’s inability to keep up with the staggering fundraising pace set by her opponent for the Democratic presidential nomination, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.
The Democratic motto. "We're for the little guy..... unless we have have to pay for it."
UCLA proved to be a pretty damn good team.
I still like UNC though. They proved to be an offensive juggernaut going through a pretty good Louisville defensive team.
Look for Memphis to go down today like a NY governor's ho.