Saturday, April 12, 2008

Quit taxing my beer

Obamania. Do you really want to know why us "typical white guys" are angry and why we cling to our guns.....

Joe Six-pack will have to pay a lot more to get his buzz on if Assemblyman Jim Beall has his way.

The San Jose Democrat on Thursday proposed raising the beer tax by $1.80 per six-pack, or 30 cents per can or bottle. The current tax is 2 cents per can. That's an increase of about 1,500 percent.

Once again, proof positive that democrats couldn't care less about the little guy. Keep your hands off my damn beer.

Yeah, we "typical white people" want this

You can't find a republican with a search warrant in Detroit, so we already know how well the city is run.... horribly.

I wonder why Obamania is struggling in suburban areas outside of cities like Detroit.

Just watch the video and you'll figure it out.

Tavern Tax

Gordon, you should open a place like this...

The sounds of the Rolling Stones pour from the speakers while beer glasses are filled and a jovial game of darts takes place 10 feet away.

It's just another night at the office for Carmine Sodora, certified public accountant.

Sodora founded Tavern Tax in 2005. For 10 weeks leading up to the April 15 deadline to submit U.S. income tax returns, he brings his tax-filing services to bars on weekday nights and weekend afternoons.

Another "typical" black politician

Quote from Obamania's speech Monday night.
"You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them," Obama, an Illinois senator, said.

"And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations," he said.

Never mind that people in these small towns had guns and religion for well over the past two hundred years. By the way Obama; these small towns you have such "antipathy" towards are nicer, cleaner, safer than the arm pit in south Chicago you represented before becoming the Messiah.

It's clear that most of the prejudicial and racial remarks in this campaign have come out of the Obamania camp? Now we'll get his sanctimonious apology where he'll put it back on all us "typical white people".

Can't you just feel the love......

Friday, April 11, 2008

Backing up your speech

Apparently, Fred Phelps and his group of derelicts are considering coming to Cincinnati to protest at the funeral of Matt Maupin.

If you're not aware of who Fred Phelps is, the photo to the side should give you an idea.

There are lots of groups that get to say totally outrageous & provocative things behind the protection of the First Amendment. You know, that First Amendment that Matt Maupin lost his life defending.

Yet, I just wonder how ballsy Fred and his crew would be if they actually had to take responsibility for their freedom?

Meaning... Would Fred and his group of ding dongs and derelicts be so vocal if they knew an ass kicking would be rolling their way when they came into Cincinnati? Would they be willing to die for their beliefs as Matt Maupin did. My guess is they'd be the first people with attorney's looking for a law suit shouting "First Amendment! First Amendment! First Amendment!"

Thanks to men like Matt Maupin, they get the luxury of protection.... instead of an ass kicking.

Who's on first

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Another reminder

If you can't tell, I'm ready for April 15th to be here soon.

I just signed my 600th tax return. The carpel tunnel is starting to kick in.

Anyway, I was at Willie's last night and they tell me that Tuesday's are family night. Some kind of kids eat cheap thing.

In addition, they'll have a magician on hand to entertain the darlings. Plus I'll have a couple of prizes for some questions I'll pose to the adults.

The good news.... since it's family night, they'll probably not allow me to take my underwear off and wear them on my head.

That bad news.... wait was that last thing good or bad.

By the way, if this magician is any good, he'll make my tax liability disappear.

Regardless, show up and have a good time and a few free belts on me. If you're lucky, you might even meet up with some honey like Christine (below).

Who will she vote for? #14

Meet Christine Ruther. Why is Christine in the news?

A 19-year-old Green Township mother is in the Hamilton County jail after Cincinnati police charged her with taking her newborn child along while she broke into a candy store.

Christine Ruther and three others are accused of breaking into Peter Minges & Son candy store, 138 W. Court St., downtown, shortly before 1 a.m. and swiping about $500 in candy, police said.

The group was arrested a few blocks away at Fourth and Race streets when police caught up with them by following a trail of candy and candy wrappers.

By now you regulars readers know the question.

This fall will Christine vote for the man who will build a bridge between the US and Iran simply by having a conversation, Barack Obama?

Will she vote for the man who will bring the government back to the people, Ralph Nader?

Or John McCain?


By the way, have you ever wonder about the ding dong that actually thought it was a good idea to mate with this honey?

In college, when we'd all be out drinking, a buddy used to proclaim "go ugly, go early".... With Christine here, you wouldn't have to pay for your first round.

Finally.... a good "progressive" law

I've been critical of the stupidity shown by "progressives" when they legislate. Now, I think I have to take that back.

New York has decided to ban gangs.

Whew. We've all been waiting for our elected officials to be both effective and progressive.

Over at Freakonomics.

A few days ago, New York’s State Senate passed a bill making it illegal to recruit someone into a street gang.

In the never-ending fight by city officials and legislators to combat gangs, this is one of the latest efforts to outmaneuver gang members. Other similar initiatives have included: city ordinances that limit two or more gang members from hanging out in public space; school codes that ban the use of hats, clothing, and colors that signify gang membership; and public housing authorities that evict leaseholders who allow gang members (or any other so-called “criminal”) to live inside the housing unit.
Wow! we no longer have to worry about gangs again. Our elected officials actually doing something effective.

Ooooppps. I forgot to read the next paragraph.....
These laws rarely lead to reductions in gang membership, gang violence, or gang crime. In fact, police officers I know find these ordinances and statutes a waste of time. Cops would much rather “control and contain” gang activity. Most officers who work in inner cities understand that you cannot eliminate gang activity entirely — arrest two gang members and you will find a dozen others waiting in line to take their places. Police know that gang members have great knowledge about local crimes, so they rely on a trade off: keep gangs isolated to particular areas, don’t let their criminal activities spill over into other spaces, and use high-ranking gang members for information.

Oh...... Nevermind.

What's that saying.... straightening out the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Obama's sub prime mortgage

After reviewing Obama's tax returns, I started asking the question. When did Obama buy the house that's been the subject of the Rezko controvery.

The answer? June 2005.

Yet, if you look at the Obamas' 2004 tax return you'll see that their income for that year was $207,000. The home in question cost the Obama's 1.5 million.

So let me make sure I have this right. Around January, the Obama's work with a real estate agent and tell him/her they're looking for a cozy 4 bedroom in the 1.0 - 1.5 million dollar price range and the agent pre qualifies them with these income numbers? Then they're able to find this home make a offer and close by June.

By the way, where did they get a down payment for a home of this size? Their tax returns show no interest or dividend income for the year so they had no savings.

What mortgage company in their right mind would loan someone that kind of dough on that income?

Most real estate agents will tell you that you really can't afford a home that exceeds 3 times your annual income; Obama's was well over seven times. What gives?

Given that Obama was elected to the senate in 2004 and received his book deal in 2005, a banker could use that income as evidence of future ability to pay. Even Michelle's additional income could be included. But a year ahead of time? I know when I qualified for my last mortgage they wanted three years of tax returns to show that my income was stable. I think a broker would laugh at me if I brought returns like these in for a 1.5 million dollar house.

Obama has been using this quote lately in his stump speech
The top mortgage lenders spend $185 million lobbying Congress, and we wonder why Washington looked the other way when they were tricking families into buying homes they couldn't afford.
Were the Obama's some of these people? Or did Rezko grease some skids to get them their mortgage? Why is no one in the main stream media asking these questions?

See my update here.

My sentiments exactly

By Abigail Esman of World Defense Review.....

Okay, I'll say it: Barack Obama makes me nervous.

I've tried to keep from writing anything here on presidential politics, but at this point, as more and more information comes out about Senator Obama's links to various people and organizations that are arguably a danger to American security, I think it's time to ask some questions – and it's time the Senator provide some answers. This isn't about "Is Barack Obama a secret Muslim?"; he's not, and even if he were, who cares? But Muslim or not, he surrounds himself with sworn enemies of the state, from William Ayers, the former Weather Underground member, to Jeremiah Wright, to others who have collaborated with Saddam Hussein (no, this is not conspiracy theory. Read on). Why does he choose such people? And how does that jibe with his wife's lack of pride in the USA? More important – what does it tell us about his judgment – that "judgment" he touts as his greatest quality, the reason he should be given the office of the presidency – and entrusted not just with America's safety and security, but with its integrity and standing in the world?

Individually, these questions may not mean very much. Together, I think they point to patterns voters will need to think about very carefully before they cast their ballots, either now or in November:

I believe I've beat her to the punch

Democrats hating on the military

Neil Boortz with an excellent point on the Jay Rockefeller dust up.

There's a reason why the vast majority of people serving in our military vote Republican. These people understand who is on their side and who is not. They understand that Democrats hold them in near-contempt. They understand that Democrats would much rather spend money on vote-buying programs than on beefing up our military.

I'm guessing it must be racism.

When Aaron Jones walks Gozer, his Rottweiler-hound mix, people cross the street to avoid them. Mothers scoop up their children. A lost motorist once rolled up the windows and drove off after spotting the dog. One woman screamed.

"He's the nicest dog I know," said Jones, 33, of Oakland, Calif. "It's hard to understand all the fear."

Gozer isn't aggressive and doesn't look mean or bark, Jones insists _ people are afraid of the dog purely because it's big and black. As a puppy, Gozer was passed over for at least a month before Jones took him home.

According to animal shelter officials, big, black dogs like Gozer have more trouble finding a happy home than do other dogs. Some shelters even have a name for it: "Big black dog syndrome."

Nobody tracks the problem nationally, and local shelters often keep only limited data on the sizes, breeds and colors of the dogs that are adopted or put down, according to the Humane Society and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

"But anecdotally," said Stephen Musso, executive vice president of the ASPCA, "that's what we hear from shelter after shelter: Big, black dogs just don't get adopted."

I wonder how Obama's grandmother felt about those dogs.


Another snappy tune

Another great tune from the CPA/singer. How did this guy miss American Idol?

What do I get for that money?

I just cut a check to the IRS for my extension which will be mailed out promptly on 4/15.

As I cut the check, it dawned on me, this payment represents more money than I spend on housing, clothing, and food COMBINED last year.

Now what does ole Gordon get for this money he pays the feds.

Roads - Nope, I pay for those every time I buy a gallon of gasoline.
Schools - Nope, local and state taxes I pay.
Enforcement of our borders - Nope, to my knowledge we still don't receive these services.

If you can think of one thing good ole Gordon gets from the paying the feds more money than he spends on housing, clothing and food COMBINED, please let me know; maybe I'll stop screaming when I cut these checks.

But he sure wouldn't talk to his reverend

Iran hates the US but Obamania offers

Obama calls for talks with Iran over Iraq

Would he be more persuasive with Moamoud than Wright?


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

I guess the Reverend was OK

From James Taranto

A Barack Obama delegate to the Democratic National Convention was "ticketed for calling her neighbor's African-American children 'monkeys,' " reports the Chicago Sun-Times. (We didn't realize this was against the law, but the Chicago Tribune explains that the charge was disorderly conduct.) Here is what happened, according to the Sun-Times:
[Linda] Ramirez-Sliwinski "came outside and told the children to quit playing in the tree like monkeys. The tree was not on Ramirez-Sliwinski's property," Carpentersville Police Commander Michael Kilbourne said.
Ramirez-Sliwinski admitted she used the word "monkeys," but said she did not intend racism. She said she was only trying to protect them from falling out of the tree.
"Linda Ramirez-Sliwinski said she saw the kids playing in the tree and didn't want them falling out of the tree and getting hurt. She said she calls her own grandchildren 'monkeys,' " Kilbourne said. The mother of one of the children did not see it that way, noting she and Ramirez-Sliwinski have clashed before.
"She felt it was racist because of the fact the children were African-American," Kilbourne said.
Told of the incident Monday by the Sun-Times, Obama's campaign called Ramirez-Sliwinski and persuaded her to step aside as a delegate because the campaign felt her remarks were "divisive and unacceptable."

She should have been his pastor; then she would have gotten a pass. I wonder if he would have let his grandmother be a delegate.

Bet you didn't know?

I just got back from my 30 minute wait at the post office (and you want these guys to run health care?) so I got to read everything on the walls over there.

Did you know that next week is National Crime Victims' Rights Week?

There seems to be a certain irony that April 15th falls during this time.

The Singing CPA

I'm always complaining about the lack of love our culture hoists upon it's accountants.

That may be changing soon....

Meet Steve Zelin, the singing CPA, maybe he'll find a way to get us some respect.

Here's one of his catchy tunes.

After listening to some of these, I think I know why we get no love.

Is he a Marxist?

PrestoPundit with an astute critique of Obamania's flirtation with marxism.

There's a big mystery at the heart of Barack Obama's Dreams For My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. What was Barack Obama doing seeking out Marxist professors in college? Why did Obama choose a Communist Party USA member as his socio- political counselor in high school? Why was he spending his time studying neocolonialism and the writings of Frantz Fanon, the pro-violence author of "the Communist Manifesto of neocolonialsm", in college? Why did he take time out from his studies at Columbia to attend socialist conferences at Cooper Union?

And there is more mystery in the book. Why does Obama consider working in a consulting house for international business like being "a spy behind enemy lines?" Why does he repeatedly find it so hard to explain his political views to others? Why was he driven to become a left-aligned political organizer? It's a question Obama again and again can't seem to answer to the satisfaction of the interlocutors in his own memoir.

If there is a mystery at the heart of Barack Obama's Dreams For My Father, one thing is not left a mystery, the fact that Barack Obama organized his life on the ideals given to him by his Kenyan father. Obama tells us, "All of my life, I carried a single image of my father, one that I .. tried to take as my own." (p. 220) And what was that image? It was "the father of my dreams, the man in my mother's stories, full of high-blown ideals .." (p. 278) What is more, Obama tells us that, "It was into my father's image .. that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself." And also that, "I did feel that there was something to prove .. to my father" in his efforts at political organizing. (p. 230)

At the site, there's a reprint of an article written by Obamania's father. It's an interesting read and it follows right in line with a narrative that this guy has surrounded himself all his life with anti American marxist.

Something that has always bothered me about Obamania is something my pastor taught in a service.

"If you can't change the people around you then change the people around you"

Meaning, there are some people who will always try to bring you down to the lowest common denominator of life. For instance, want to be a good spouse, hang out with people who exhibit good marital habits; not New York governors.

But the converse is also true. We have an obligation to uplift others, but there will be a time when you have to ask as Jesus did "do you want to be healed". When you reach that place you may need to drop people from your life to avoid having them suck you into their drama.

Obama has consistently hung with people with very anti American sentiments. That's no sin in and of itself. But what does it say about Obama when

1) His leadership hasn't been able to convert these people to a "pro-American hope and change vision of America"; the one he selling to the electorate today.

2) When he realizes that he can't change these people yet still keeps them within his inner circle.

In the words of Marvin Lewis " I see better than I hear ", when someone continues to have all these anti-American marxist types in his life without public rebuke I see an anti American marxist.


Put it down on your calendar.

Next Tuesday, April 15th. Gordon and his posse will be at Willie's in Kenwood (NE Cincinnati celebrating the end of tax season ( For the record, I finished my 600th return yesterday and I'm getting tired ). Jump over if you want a beer purchased through sweat and tears.

Just so you know, I will be signing autographs. However, now that I'm a married man, I will not be signing the following women's body parts; elbows, ear lobes, palms of hands, ankles and calves. I think all other parts are game.

See you there.

Monday, April 07, 2008

TJ Rodgers

TJ Rodgers making the free market case for green.

Some insightful video here....

Money quote
The [real] higher good is serving our customers....That kind of service is a higher service than the way our government looks at it, which is, ‘You elect me, I take over, I go to the big house, I get the driver and the big airplane, and then I tell you what's good and if you don't like it then I force it on you.’

If you have to say it......

From the "If you have to say it, it's probably not true department".


Barack Obama wants to make something clear: He loves America.

After a series of incidents that prompted questions about his patriotism, the Democratic presidential candidate is peppering speeches with explicit statements on his love of country.

"I love this country not because it's perfect but because we've always been able to move it closer to perfection," he told an audience in North Dakota.

Just out of curiosity, why would he find a need to tell us he loved his country? Why would anyone question whether he love his country?

Unless.... maybe he doesn't.