Saturday, January 31, 2009

I hope he fails

Much has been made of Rush Limbaugh's proclamation that "I hope he fails".

Well, if this is what success looks like for the Obamamunists, then I hope he fails as well.....

BREAKING 01/30/09 7:41PM ET
: Fox News Television reports that Barack Obama has issued a demand that the Pentagon reduce its budget by more than 10%
. The dollar figure is $55 billion.

President Obama wants to spend a trillion dollars on welfare, condoms, international STD prevention, 600,000 new government jobs and handouts for illegal immigrants... but negative funding for the very mission his Presidential Oath required.

More at Doug Ross.

Who did they vote for? #551

This village has always had the distinction of being a cultural and religious enclave, but now it can add another:

Kiryas Joel is the poorest place in the country.

According to the latest round of U.S. Census figures, released late last year, the village has the highest poverty rate in the nation, and the largest percentage of residents who receive food stamps. Only one other place in the 50 states has a lower median income. The median household income in Kiryas Joel is $15,848; in Carbondale, Ill., it's $15,799.

More than two-thirds of Kiryas Joel residents live below the federal poverty line and more than 40 percent receive food stamps, according to the American Community Survey, a U.S. Census Bureau study of every place in the country with 20,000 residents or more.

That makes the village poorer than crumbling big cities like Detroit and noted slums like East St. Louis, and by far the poorest place in the mid-Hudson.

Out of curiosity, which presidential candidate carried this area in the past election?

What is your guess.


Why newspapers are going under. Example 52

This headline illustrates the idiocy of your average print media member.....

Restoring Illinois' honest reputation


You're pulling my chain, right?

I guess all that "honest reputation" started with Al Capone.


It's her body and she'll breed if she wants to

I wonder how many liberals are out there criticizing this ding dong...
As more details of the mother who gave birth to octuplets come to light, ethicists are debating the moral quandaries involved.

The woman had six other children before the set of eight, which were only the second set of octuplets recorded in the U.S. The babies' grandfather said Friday that his daughter wanted one more child and didn't expect this to happen.

Kaiser Permanente's Bellflower Medical Center reports that all is well with the mother and children. Seven babies are breathing unassisted, and one is receiving assisted oxygen through a tube in the nose. Seven are being tube-fed donated breast milk.

It is unclear how this woman ended up with eight embryos in the first place.

Her mother told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday that the woman had received fertility treatment and that she had embryos implanted.

Just remember Ms. Liberal, it's her body and her "choice". She's exercised her "choice". Don't we all feel better now.


My thoughts exactly

Bacon, glorious bacon, that fat-filled treat hewn from the side of a pig, is the new Internet darling.

Bacon’s recent flight to the top of Google’s hot trends comes on the wings of a recipe for “Bacon Explosion,” an edible log of 2 pounds of sausage encased in a 2-pound “bacon weave” created by blogging barbeque enthusiasts in Kansas City (

A story published Tuesday in the New York Times featuring “Bacon Explosion” remained the most-emailed story on the Web site Friday morning, beating out stories on the economy, Super Bowl or the new president.

“Bacon is like the candy of the meats that the pig offers,” said Pamela Johnson of the Iowa-based National Pork Board, where they are happy as a pig in mud about all the attention paid to the humble meat.

I'm convinced that you can wrap a pound of arugula with bacon and it would taste good. Think about it. Even the best cut of beef, filet mignon, tastes better with bacon wrapped around it.

As Homer Simpson would say "ooooohhhhh, bacon..... is there anything it doesn't make taste good?"


"No lobbyist in my cabinet" butt

More on the fabulous Tom Daschle..........
Tom Daschle, under fire for not paying taxes, made nearly $5.3 million in the last two years, records released Friday show.

Daschle, the former Senate Democratic leader who President Obama has tapped to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system, was paid $220,000 to give speeches to outfits that have a vested interest in the result the work he would do once confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Among the companies and groups paying thousands of dollars a pop to book Daschle were some that stand to gain or lose the most depending on the results of Obama’s efforts to enact universal health.

For instance, the Health Industry Distributors Association plunked down $14,000 to land the former Senate Democratic Leader in March 2008. The association, which represents medical products distributors, boasts on its website that Daschle met with it after he was nominated to discuss “the impact an Obama administration will have on the industry.”

This week, the group began openly lobbying him, sending him a letter urging him to rescind a rule requiring competitive bidding of Medicare contracts


Where's John Galt?

Riddle me this Batman.

So you're trying to help the economy recover. Part of that recovery is to get the economy to generate jobs.

Does it help or hinder the process to add restrictions and contingent liability on employers who hire people within this country?

At a time when our country is looking for good paying, industrial jobs, does signing the Lily Ledbetter fairness law help or hinder a growing jobs base in this country?

We live in global economy. I can't change that. It just is; just like gravity. In that global economy, it's important for governments to make themselves attractive for potential employers. Just like dating. What does the US business environment offer that can't be had in another region of the world?

Each and every time a government adds a new employment law one of two things occur.

1) The company will relocate operations outside the area.

2) the company will limit or significantly curtail it's payroll liability to avoid the issues with employment law. As a result, things that used to get done with payrolled employees, now get done with outsourced contractors.

Our office does the book work for a restaurateur who owns about five stores. It would pay for him to have an employee to do the books for his businesses. But as he says, "who needs the headache? If you guys don't do the job, I leave and move on to the next firm. If an employee doesn't work out, I have to make sure all my I's are dotted and T's are crossed. Who needs the aggravation?"

There are lot's of businesses around the world who will look to the US and locate a plant. But with all the employer mandates our governments have imposed on employers, they might just look to the Mequilladora and say, "you know we can just put that plant right here".

Where the hell is my global warming

It's currently -3 degrees outside.

If Al Gore and his Branch Gorevidians are currently in town would someone please ask them to leave and take their Gore Effect with them.

Rep. Manzullo Questions Bailout Czar Neel Kashkari

Friday, January 30, 2009

Good enough for thee but not for me....

For a party that love taxes, democrats sure have a hard time paying them.....
Former Sen. Tom Daschle, picked by President Barack Obama to lead his health reform efforts, recently filed amended tax returns to report $128,203 in back taxes and $11,964 in interest, according to a Senate document obtained by The Associated Press.

The White House acknowledged Friday that "some tax issues" had emerged in connection with the nomination, but a spokesman said the president is confident the former Senate Democratic leader will be confirmed as the new health secretary.

Daschle filed amended tax returns for 2005, 2006 and 2007 to reflect additional income for consulting work, the use of a car service and reduced deductions for charitable contributions. He filed the returns after Obama announced he intended to nominate Daschle to head the Health and Human Services Department.

Most of the additional taxes resulted from unreported income from the use of a car service provided him by a close friend and business associate, Leo Hindery Jr. The unreported income for that service totaled more than $250,000 over three years.

Daschle also had unreported consulting income of $88,333, in 2007. He also had reductions to charitable contributions totaling about $15,000 over the three years covered, according to the Senate Finance Committee document. The document, marked "Confidential Draft," is a committee statement concerning Daschle's nomination.


What a Rush

While I'll never be the panty throwing, groupie fan of Rush as Midas is, I do think they should be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in front of inductees as Black Sabbath, Jeff Beck, Van Halen and Hep C carrier, Madonna.

Here's an article in USA today on the Canadian power trio.....
Let's be honest. When you write 20-minute songs that spin futuristic tales of cruel priests ruling from the mythical Temples of Syrinx — cue up Rush's seminal 1976 album 2112 — you're not going to threaten Madonna's pop culture reign.

But after 19 studio albums, 35 million in record sales and a fan base that could outflank the Deadhead army, the question remains legit: How is it that the Canadian power trio has yet to nab either a Grammy or a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?


Queen of the Supermarket - Bruce Springsteen

Look I'm a big fan of the Boss. I think Nebraska is his best album. But this might be his worst song ever. The video is even more hideous.

This is what happens when you crank out an album so you can sell it during the Super Bowl.

Bruce Springsteen

Pay like they're 16?

Last March they played like they were 60 plus a decade or two.

Pull them from under the bus

Apparently, Obama wasn't throwing anyone under the bus; well maybe in the luggage compartment.
Samantha Power, the Harvard University professor who earned notoriety for calling Hillary Rodham Clinton a "monster" while working to elect Barack Obama president, will take a senior foreign policy job at the White House, The Associated Press has learned.

Officials familiar with the decision say Obama has tapped Power to be senior director for multilateral affairs at the National Security Council, a job that will require close contact and potential travel with Clinton, who is now secretary of state. NSC staffers often accompany the secretary of state on foreign trips.


They call it Paradise

They called it Paradise
I don't know why
You call some place Paradise
Kiss it good bye

As if Californians weren't already suffering from their self inflicted wounds....
Dozens, and potentially hundreds, of gas stations around California are choosing to shut down rather than comply with a state mandate that would require owners to purchase new equipment to reduce vapor emissions at the pump.

The requirement, known as Phase II in the state's Enhanced Vapor Recovery Program, is set to go into effect in April. It requires gas station owners to individually purchase tens of thousands of dollars of equipment designed to prevent harmful vapors from escaping into the air when gasoline is pumped.

But smaller retailers say that the requirement puts an unfair burden on businesses that don't sell enough gasoline to offset the extra cost - and that don't contribute much to the problem in the first place.


I guess they really don't need those tax dollars from productive businesses.

Should they get a bailout

So everyone was on "Big Oil's" back when they were making record profits but now they're in bailout mode.

Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest oil company, posted its first quarterly loss in 10 years following a record plunge in oil prices, and warned that industry conditions “remain challenging.”

The fourth-quarter net loss was $2.81 billion, or $0.44 a share, compared with a profit of $8.47 billion, or $1.36, a year earlier, The Hague-based Shell said today in a statement. Revenue fell 24 percent to $81.07 billion.


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Imagine Spot 1

Pelosi On Stimulus STD Ed...What?

Dick Armey To Joan Walsh: I Am Glad That You Can Never Be My Wife

"Progressives" welcomed

Aaahhhh, Europe the land of nuts and honey.....
Germany has been very good to Spec. André L. Shepherd since he deserted the U.S. Army.

The 31-year-old former mechanic of the 601st Aviation Support Battalion is enjoying perks that eluded him back home in Ohio: a bed, a bank account, a cellphone and friends.

Best of all from his standpoint, he isn't back in Iraq.

"I'm having the time of my life," says Mr. Shepherd, the only American bunking at a refugee-processing center in southern Germany.

The U.S. deserter enters uncharted legal territory on Wednesday, when Germany begins weighing his request for political asylum. The case will put to the test a 2004 European Union directive requiring member countries to grant asylum to soldiers protesting unlawful wars.

Now this is a lesson for all you "progressives" who want to turn the US into Europe. Why go to all the trouble? If you want Europe so badly, go there.

If you believe it's a regular Shangri La, book a flight to Hamburg, tell them you're deserting for this "unjust" war Obama keeps waging, and you're set.

Before you go, talk to my sax instructor. He's English and he also left the old country. He'll tell you it's so wonderful the best part about it is leaving.


Block this bill

Hopefully, the GOP is starting to get a wiff of ridiculous government spending and are coming to their senses.

Now, maybe the republicans in the senate will hold steadfast on this pile of menusha called a "stimulus" package....
House and Senate Republicans should back away from the bloated, pork filled spending bill that Democrats are masking as a stimulus. New computers for State Department bureaucrats? Food stamps? $335 million to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (someone please tell me how preventing STDs is going to revive the economy)?

The New York Times, likely in jubilation, reveals exactly what many opponents have been arguing (and fearing) for a long time in a front page headline today: “Stimulus Plan Offers Road to Retooling Social Policy.” With expanded entitlements and experiments in socialized medicine — don’t forget the family planning money that was recently stripped — the bill is the largest, liberal spending boon this nation has ever seen.

We were thrown out of the White House because we acted like Democrats. It’s time to stand up, stand strong, and return to our principles of low taxes for everyone, private sector growth, and long term job creation through incentives that aren’t handouts for a select few.

The key to a successful stimulus is one that puts money directly into the hands of the people, not borderline bankrupt states and the bureaucrats who run them to pay off debt. Besides creating a lobbyist feeding frenzy, the bill does little to create long term jobs. It might create short term work, but that is what we saw with the New Deal, and that is why it failed. While new roads are nice, you can’t rebuild a road five times.


Thanks to reader Mark for the heads up.

Let's bed some lobbyists

Remember all that talk about "not making room for lobbyists".

Now it looks like all that talk did was contribute to global warming.....
President Obama promised during his campaign that lobbyists "won't find a job in my White House."

So far, though, at least a dozen former lobbyists have found top jobs in his administration, according to an analysis done by Republican sources and corroborated by Politico.

Obama aides did not challenge the the list of lobbyists appointed to administration jobs, but they stressed that former lobbyists comprise a fraction of the more than 8,000 employees who will be hired by the new administration. And they pointed out that before Obama made his campaign-trail promise, he issued a more complete - and more nuanced - policy on former lobbyists.

Formalized in a recent presidential executive order, it forbids executive branch employees from working in an agency, or on a program, for which they have lobbied in the last two years.

Yet in the past few days, a number of exceptions have been granted, with the administration conceding at least two waivers and that a handful of other appointees will recuse themselves from dealing with matters on which they lobbied within the two-year window.

“It would be more honest if they admitted they made a mistake and came up with a narrower rule,” said Melanie Sloan, executive director of the government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. “Obviously, they can’t live with the rule, which is why they keep waving the magic wand and making exceptions. They’re saying one thing and doing another. It’s why the public is skeptical about politicians.”


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

They call it paradise

And they called it paradise
The place to be
They watched the hazy sun,
sinking in the sea

ABC News has learned that tax refunds are now on hold in California for the first time in state history, according to the state controller's office.

"Unfortunately, we have asked the California Franchise Tax Board not to send over tax refund claims beginning today because we will not be able to process them and have them out the door by Feb. 1 when a 30-day delay in tax refunds goes into effect," Hallye Jordan, spokeswoman to California State Controller John Chiang, tells ABC News.

During the 30-day delay, the controller's office estimates that a combined 2.74 million California individuals and businesses will have their tax refund delayed.


Thought of the day

Riddle me this Batman....

The Feds are currently putting together a "stimulus" bill to allegedly "stimulate" the economy.

Exactly, how does the government spending money "stimulate" the economy any better than just taking that trillion spreading it out over 300 million people for them to spend on whatever the hell they want to spend it on?

Think about it and do the math. 850 billion dollars (for 300 million people) works out to $2,800 for every man, woman and child in this country.

Imagine a family of three with $5,600 in their pocket. Don't you think that would stimulate a family?

This bill is a total boondoggle and it makes the republican highway bill look like change in a Salvation Army kettle.

None the less, the large forehead media will allege that republicans were obstructionists for failing to find one member to vote for it.

This is going to be a long four years.

Where's John Galt?

Liberals love to hate on rich people. Well until it's time to pay for all those government services then it's " where the hell are all those rich people".

Life in New York without all those big fat ass bonuses....

New York state will lose a whopping $1 billion in tax revenues this year because cash bonuses to Wall Street employees plummeted 44 percent in 2008, according to a bombshell new report.

In an analysis released this morning by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, he estimates that the securities industry paid its New York City employees $18.4 billion in bonuses last year compared to $33 billion in 2007 -- a drop in bonuses that will also cost the city $275 million."The securities industry has already lost tens of thousands of jobs and the industry is still continuing to write off toxic assets," said DiNapoli. "It's painfully obvious that 2009 will probably be another difficult year for the industry."

DiNapoli also evaluated personal income tax collections and expense trends, claiming the figures are the largest tax revenue percentage decline in more than 30 years.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Obama's So-Called Stimulus: Good For Government, Bad For the Economy

The Obama Tax Calculator

Hat tip to Dave for this Obama Tax Calculator

Click here

Who did she vote for? #9402

Meet Curtissa Cofield.

Why is Curtissa in the news?

Repeatedly using vulgar and racial insults, Superior Court Judge E. Curtissa Cofield argued with a police officer — addressing him as "Negro trooper" at one point — who was trying to process her on a charge of drunken driving in Glastonbury last October, a police video released Monday shows.

Cofield also is heard twice on the video using the racial term "n-----."

The state's Judicial Review Council released the video Monday after it found cause to pursue five judicial misconduct charges against her, several of them based on what was termed disparaging, demeaning or "racially inappropriate" language.

The council has scheduled a hearing Feb. 9 to determine whether Cofield violated the judicial code of conduct and, if so, what action to take against her.

Now did Curtissa vote for the hope and change message of one BO or the same old politics as usual, John McCain?

Who did he vote for? #8

Meet Maurice Weaver.

Why is he in the news?
Maurice Weaver boasted to his friends that he wanted to kill someone when he turned 21.

He missed his deadline by five days but succeeded in killing his best friend, an act that will cost Weaver 13 years behind bars.

Weaver, 21, initially was charged with murder but pleaded guilty today to the reduced charge of voluntary manslaughter and was sent to prison by Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge William Mallory.

Weaver and Williams, 27, were best friends who had been “play fighting” all day Sept. 25 – five days after Weaver turned 21.

So this past November, did Mo vote for Obama or the crusty old Maverick?


He's a conservative?

In a piece on the NY Times columnist I had to chuckle at this one....
With William Kristol gone from the New York Times op-ed page, that leaves David Brooks -- a fan of talking philosophy with Obama -- as the lone conservative regularly on the page. Since September 2003, when Brooks joined the op-ed page, there has typically been another conservative or libertarian columnist at the Times, such as William Safire or John Tierney.

Who's calling David Brooks a conservative? George Voinovich?

I used to watch McNeil-Lehrer until I started to realize that their political analysis was supposed to be a conservative matched up with Mark Shields (who can only seem to work for a taxpayer subsidized entity).

Since I started watching the News Hour, here's the people lined up with Shield

David Gergen
Paul Gigot
David Brooks

Essentially two democrats and one conservative matched up with another democrat.

More use you can use

The Cincinnati Enquirer, doing it's best to make itself irrelevant and unimportant comes up with another master of the obvious front page headline.....

Foreclosures drag down prices


I guess since the average suburbanite is no longer buying their paper, the Enquirer management is looking to sell to the Cincinnati Public School dip shit market.

Tomorrow's headline.

Without a job, people have less money

Is anybody unclear as to why the newspaper industry is falling faster than the space shuttle on reentry.

Should have been a senator

Another Ponzi scheme collapses...

Authorities on Monday arrested the chief executive of a private New York financing firm on suspicion of running a purported Ponzi scheme that attracted $400 million in investments, U.S. law enforcement officials said.

When are we going to arrest all the pols responsible for social security where the number is like $53 TRILLION dollars.?


Party of the people, rich people that is

Another catch by reader Mark.
Wall Street may be bruised and battered, but it still donated more money than any other U.S. industry to President-elect Barack Obama's inaugural festivities on Tuesday, a study has found.

The Center for Responsive Politics said executives of finance, insurance and real estate companies and their family members gave $7.1 million to Obama's inaugural committee.

Top donors from the world of high finance included George Soros, Ronald Perelman and David Shaw, the center said.

Bankers and hedge fund managers will mingle with Hollywood stars and Silicon Valley high-technology titans at the swearing-in ceremony for the 44th president, the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue and the balls and parties that follow.

Special access and tickets are reportedly available to those who contributed $50,000 to the inaugural committee or who helped "bundle" larger sums from multiple individual donors, the center said.


Governing to our lowest common denominator

I wanted to post on this subject a couple of weeks ago and forgot.

Thanks to reader Mark for reminding me of one significant collapse of our American way of life coming soon.

The dreaded converter box.

Over the holidays, Gordon got into a heated discussion with a family member who thought that being forced to buy a converter box to watch "free" TV was actually criminal.

Here is an excerpt of the conversation....

Me Why do you care? You already have cable.

Her Well, when we had that hurricane last fall, my cable was out for three days.

Me Are you kidding me? There were people who were out of power for three weeks and you're worried that you might miss an episode of Dexter. Sorry if I don't feel your pain.

Her Well I think it's just wrong.

I don't think it's a coincidence that this is the only member of our family to vote for Obama.

But what does it say about our country when we're looking to alter a policy that's been in place for over three years for a million dumb asses who waited until the month before the conversion to finally say WTF? This conversion was already delayed three years ago because of these dumb asses and now we're going to do it again.

What does it say about a country who has people living in free housing three years after hurricane Katrina?

How are we as a nation going to overcome our current problems when we have to continually slow down for the derelicts of this world?

Slowly, but surely, we have indoctrinated our entire US population into the Pygmallian Effect

Won't feed your kids..... Don't worry, we'll do it for you.

Won't save yourself from a hurricane.... Don't worry, we'll house you.

Can't drive in the snow.... Don't worry, just show up for work when the snow melts.

More on the conversion here.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Thought of the day

From Dan Riehl....
Whether one is in business, health care, fire rescue or anything else, when an imminent and dangerous threat arises, the SOP - or what's common place is left to wait. So why isn't the Congress acting like there's an emergency?

Obama has admitted that much of this new spending has nothing to do with a short-term economic stimulus for the country. If the situation is so critical as to warrant this type of additional emergency spending on top of the trillions that have already been spent, the responsible thing for Washington to do would be to include only those items that are relevant to creating jobs and getting the nation back on its feet.

If the politicians in Washington won't do the right thing and support a plan like that, there's no reason for the American people to trust them with spending this money. If there's an emergency, they should start acting like it, instead of the usual bunch of pigs at the trough.

And if Republicans have any sense, or principles left at all, they won't support a package that obviously hasn't been done right.

Don't it make my blue state poor

From this editorial...

Maryland used to be in the middle of the pack of states with business-friendly environments. No more. The Tax Foundation now ranks Maryland as the sixth worst state in the nation in which to do business. Only Rhode Island, Ohio, California, New York, and New Jersey are more hostile to job- and revenue-producing enterprises. Maryland’s “remarkable drop” - from 24th in 2008 to 45th place this year – is attributed to last year’s passage of the largest tax hike in state history, coupled with other major tax policy changes that also put the Free State dead last in the personal income tax category. . . . Decades of empirical research prove that economic growth in high-tax states consistently lags behind states with lower tax burdens. The 10 states with the lowest taxes also attracted almost 10 percent more new residents during the last decade than their high-tax counterparts. Just last year, 144,000 people fled from California’s punishing taxes, the highest state-to-state migration in the U.S. The ramifications of losing revenue-producing businesses and highly-skilled workers to lower-tax states should by now be apparent even to big-spending governors like Maryland’s Martin O’Malley and California’s Arnold Schwarzenegger - long-term economic decline.

At least we have a governor who understands that the key to turning a state around is government run Keno.

"Progressive" standards

So republican, Mark Foley hits on a teenage page and he brings down the entire GOP.

A democrat actually has sex with a teenage intern and people hold a rally in support of him....

It just goes back to the fact that we apply the Pygmalion Effect to democrats. We just hold them to such a low bar I guess.

The best plan since putting air in our tires

From Doug Ross.

Who's responsible for the mortgage collapse?

A pretty good list of the top 25 people responsible for the current economic/banking collapse from the liberal rag The Guardian.

They forgot Barney, the purple dinosaur, Frank.

Thought of the day

It's always nice to know that you can't work for the IRS if you are a tax cheat. But if you cheat on your taxes, you can run the IRS.

Madoff will be in jail for his scheme

Bernard Madoff's real scandal is that he's not a US senator and making his Ponzi scheme 100 times larger than that puny thing he ran.....
Americans face a ‘looming entitlement crisis’ in which every American household already shares nearly $500,000 in debt, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Friday at the National Press Club.

McConnell, who became the most powerful Republican in Washington with the departure of former President Bush on Tuesday, called on Democrats to use their expanded powers to address the entitlements problem.

“The expansion of entitlement spending is a looming crisis that has been overlooked for too long,” said McConnell. “With control of the White House and big majorities in Congress, Democrats now owe it to the American people to put their power to work on this vital issue.”

The General Accounting Office of the federal government estimates that, in total, the federal government currently faces a $53 trillion shortfall to cover the projected costs of promised entitlement benefits, such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other programs.

Excuse me Mitch if I laugh in your face. Republicans lost the moral high ground on deficit spending when they were throwing money around like a lottery winner in a whore house.


The media missed this one, fancy that

While newspapers are quick to warn us that Super Bowl tickets are hard for average fans to buy, they seemed to miss this trivia stuff like subpoenas being served to team Obama.....

David Axelrod, Obama's "Karl Rove" and the biggest surprise on the list. Obama's team issued a report in December that said his staff had no "inappropriate contact" with Blago, so the inclusion of Axelrod is a bit of a shock.

Valerie Jarrett, Blago's "Senate Candidate 1", a real estate management executive and political hack of the first order. Her ties to
failed and fraudulent real estate deals in Chicago were the subject of numerous investigations and should have instantly disqualified her for any public office.

Rahm Emanuel was already deeply involved in the case with some reports describing as many as
21 conversations with Blago's office during the period in question.

Tony Rezko, Obama's first advocate, fundraiser and adviser, was convicted last year on numerous charges related to kickbacks, is awaiting sentencing. Rezko is "cooperating with authorities, FBI Agent Daniel Cain said in an affidavit."


Nancy Pelosi defends money for Family Planning in Stimulus Bill

It says a lot to know this is the kind of nitwit the electorate put in charge

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Why newspapers are going under

So you get your Sunday newspaper, looking to become a well informed citizen while you spend a half an hour on the hopper and you see this headline on page one...

Stock crash eats college savings

You're kidding right?

Who would have thunk it?

So you think that maybe the Cincinnati Enquirer isn't really the paper where you'll find good news.

Let's try the St. Petersburg Times

Average fans priced out of Super Bowl

Get the hell out of here. You mean to tell me average fans can't buy Super Bowl tickets?

The next headline...

Scientist confirm, water is wet

Bears really do go in the woods

According to experts, Pope is Catholic

It really is a shocker people aren't willing to pay for such hard hitting depth of news you could get just actually having a life.