Saturday, August 15, 2009

Who did he vote for? #881


Meet unnamed naked Woodstock 40th anniversary celebrator.

This weekend represents the anniversary of the drug, sex and rock and roll lifestyles that also brought us the deaths of Mama Cass Elliot, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Brian Jones, drug addictions galore, STD's, AIDS, abortions, families with no daddy's etc, etc.

Debbie Schlussel with this take.........

Their anti-war peace and love was really just America-hatred which glamorized violent protest against the country and parents and authorities who gave them everything; it was uber-tolerance for Black panther racism, violence, and murder (of cops and others); and it was the big love and tolerance of those who hate and want to destroy us. Woodstock was anti-patriotism-palooza.

Yup, the drugged-out Woodstock free-lovers of 40 years ago are the aging ACLU lawyers for Islamic terrorists of today. And don’t forget how they spit on our Vietnam Veterans . . . the ones who didn’t return in body bags, while their fellow Americans–Woodstock pondscum–had educational deferments and other methods of staying in America for this stupid self-esteem-on-steroids party.

The Woodstock alumni are the 60-something-year-old cat ladies who watch America’s Al-Jazeera, PBS (while your tax dollars subsidize it), and idolized Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan, and they are the converse: the aging groupies who slept with every hippie and druggie that ever professed a hatred of Nixon and the Vietnam war (the chicks who now look like burnt leather in overstretched lace camisoles and tank tops covered by ugly multi-colored jackets from Chico’s). They slept around so much, they brought us abortion on demand to help eliminate the “baggage.”

So do you think that a guy who believes that its totally appropriate to walk around with his junk out voted for The Messiah or The Maverick? What does it say about his judgment and/or the judgment of the leader he voted for?

Pres O sounds like Charlie Brown's Teacher says Tammy Bruce

Volunteers For America 2009

Welcome to the state of Ohio

A few weeks ago, I started the process of refinancing the commercial mortgage on my business property here in Redville.

About three weeks ago I get a call from my banker who tells me there are two liens against my property from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

His title company told me to call collection attorney representing the state to get it cleaned up. (FYI whenever you have an outstanding state tax debt the Ohio Attorney General farms collection work out to some law firm who probably gives generously to a political campaign or two or three).

For the record, subsequent to a divorce and my start up I did owe lots of back taxes. See my previous posts for the financial mess I was in during my Y2K mid life crisis. However, I will swear on a box of Bibles that I have not received one notice from the state indicating that I owed money in the past six to seven years.

Second, I've refinanced my mortgage with another local institution 3 years ago. I cannot believe they never found this on their title search.

Third, one of the liens was filed in 1999 for taxes due in 2001 and 2002. I guess ODJFS has an in house psychic who can predict that you won't pay your taxes in those years.

When I called the AG, she told me that one of the liens had been paid but I still owed $476 on another one. I asked her why the lien had never been released on the first one, she could not explain nor could she tell me exactly what period(s) I owed on this second one.

"So I'm supposed to take it on blind faith that you're correct that I owe this money?"

"Yes, if you want the lien released."

So she gives me instructions on how to pay this online but the AG's site won't accept my claim number, sparking the thought that maybe I don't really owe this.

So I called a contact at the ODJFS office and asked him to provide me a statement showing amounts due and payments for the years 1999 - 2003 which he proceeds to tell me their computer system can't do.

"Sir, our programs are from the 1980's we really don't have the ability to run that kind of a statement."

"So I'm supposed to take it on blind faith that I actually owe this money?"

"Sir, according to our records you do not owe any money."

"Then how do I get these liens released?"

To be fair, the ODJFS people were nice and they did expedite my situation, for which I very much appreciate. But what does this story say about the messed up condition of the state of Ohio?

I have another story related to a guy who wanted to start a computer business. He got a vendors license but failed to ever file a sales tax return. His total real sales tax owed was about $150.00.

When you fail to file a sales tax return the state "assesses" a tax based on an estimate of what's owed. In this guy's case they estimated sales tax of $6,000/month for 23 months. As he said, if I would have ever done that much business, I'd be retiring. With interest and penalty, the total tab came to over $200,000. His total real sales tax owed was about $150.00.

It took a year and lots of legal work to get that resolved but not before he decided to "run away" to Tennessee.

So congratulations state of Ohio, you're putting Ohioans to work..... figuring out an exit strategy.

Jesse Kelly Town Hall, August 13, 2009, Green Valley

Sen. Specter Doesn't Know H.R. 3200 Contains an Individual Mandate

Friday, August 14, 2009

Why the Bengals will always suck. Reason 771

The Bengals were looking to up the character quotient of the team by attempting to sign Michael "Rover" Vick to a contract.....
Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com this morning said the Cincinnati Bengals offered Michael Vick a two-year, $2.3 million contract.

Vick, 29, has been out of the league for two years after being convicted of conspiracy and running a dogfighting operation. He reached a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles that was reported on Thursday worth $1.6 million, with an option for a second year for $5.2 million, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Last month, Bengals owner Mike Brown said that Vick wouldn’t be a fit in Cincinnati because Carson Palmer is established as the starter.

“Quarterbacks are like queen bees,” Brown said then. “Carson is the guy.”


Hey Mike Brown, instead of trying to sign more derelicts to your team, how about spending some energy and signing your top draft pick.

If you are one of the people going ot og your way to watch their game tonight, you are a douche bag. Anyone who would willingly give money to this family has a mental illness.

As black jack dealer, Marty from Vegas vacation, would say "why don't you just give me all your money and I'll come over and kick you in the nuts."

More on this horrible organization here.

What's so "progressive" about poverty?


I've been doing this blog for nearly four years and I am still waiting for one progressive type to explain to me how it is that wherever democrats rule, poverty runs rampant.

Believe it or not, I could be persuaded in progressive policies if a liberal type could simply explain why there is so much poverty in areas they run.

After all, this graph was the reason I became a born again conservative. I simply looked at all the blue areas in this country and decided that they were all stinking dumps not worth living in.

In addition, I also concluded a long time ago that when Charles Barkley said " poor people have been voting for democrats for 50 years. And they are still poor" that he was 100 % correct and I didn't want to be poor anymore.

Look at the table to the right. You couldn't find a republican leader in one of those cities with infrared binoculars and a SEAL team.

So how is it that there is so much poverty in areas where liberals have total control?

Thanks to reader Fred for the graph.

Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine

"Smart" Cars?

Look honey it's one of those cool looking smart cars.




Oops! maybe not so smart......



Thanks reader Bernie.

Rush: the left's fragile mask of sanity is peeling... they're NUTS!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Burton v Kelly



Animal farm

Paying a worker a good wage is necessary, unless you work for the Teamsters......
The unionized workers on the Teamsters Washington-based national staff are locked in a contract dispute with their own labor organization, and Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa is warning local officials of, as he puts it, the embarrassing prospect of a strike.

And if his own workers do walk out, Hoffa wrote in a letter to Teamster "principal officers" around the country late last month obtained by POLITICO, the national union or International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) will be forced to "make contingency plans to operate."

Continuing operations while its workers are on strike would cause severe public image problems for the Teamsters and place other unions in a difficult position. By tradition, unions keep solidarity by not crossing the picket lines of other unions.

But in his letter, dated July 29 and co-signed by the Teamsters' No. 2 official, Hoffa stated bluntly that "negotiations are not going well" with what he termed "the building workforce."

While praising the Teamster headquarters workers, he wrote that their union, the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), "refuses to acknowledge the current economic conditions and the impact on per capita revenues at the IBT."

Asked about the letter, Teamsters spokesman Bret Caldwell, who is not an OPEIU member, cited the effects of the recession on the national union's treasury.

"In these difficult times and as always, we must remain good stewards of our members’ hard-earned dues money," Caldwell said.


Somehow they don't allow that same standard for shareholders hard earned money.

They also don't apply that standard for their members pensions.

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Life in "Progress" City

From the ten fastest dying cities where you can't find a conservative with a pack of cadaver dogs and a team of bounty hunters........

Here's an idea for saving Rust Belt cities: Tell bloggers and radio stations to stop calling your town a basket case.

That was one suggestion from representatives of eight of the 10 cities labeled last year as America's fastest dying. They met at the Dayton Convention Center last weekend to swap ideas about how to halt the long skid that's turned cities like Detroit, Cleveland and Buffalo, N.Y., into shorthand for dystopia.

The city representatives lunched on $6 sloppy Joes and commiserated through Power Point strategy sessions: Lure back former residents, entice entrepreneurs and artists, convert blighted pockets into parkland.

What emerged was a sense of desperation over the difficulty of rebounding from both real problems -- declining populations, dwindling tax bases -- and perceived woes.

Perceived woes?

The first part of fixing a problem is recognizing that you have a problem! The second part is to look at what successful cities are doing and emulate them. Successful cities? You know. The ones run by republicans.

You can call me Gordodamus when I say ten years from now these same people will be hanging around eating sloppy joes wondering why people perceive their cities as shitholes.

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How's socialized medicine working for the British?

Who better to attest to the British health care sytem than a Brit.......

But whatever the failings and excesses of the American system, the statistics suggest that it delivers better outcomes than the NHS when dealing with serious illnesses. I say 'suggest' because we should always be wary of comparing figures compiled in different ways in different countries.

In treating almost every cancer, America apparently does better than Britain, sometimes appreciably so. According to a study in Lancet Oncology last year, 91.9 per cent of American men with prostate cancer were still alive after five years, compared with only 51.1per cent in Britain.

The same publication suggests that 90.1 per cent of women in the U.S. diagnosed with breast cancer between 2000 and 2002 survived for at least five years, as against 77.8 per cent in Britain.

So it goes on. Overall the outcome for cancer patients is better in America than in this country. So, too, it is for victims of heart attacks, though the difference is less marked.

If you are suspicious of comparative statistics, consult any American who has encountered the NHS. Often they cannot believe what has happened to them - the squalor, and looming threat of MRSA; the long waiting lists, and especially the official target that patients in 'accident and emergency' should be expected to wait for no more than four - four! - hours; the sense exuded by some medical staff that they are doing you a favour by taking down your personal details.

If you work in a Pittsburgh service business, you may want to take some time soon.

Why?

Because you're likely to have reduced tip income as a result of this group coming to town........
So who are all those people with the laptops attached to their hips, anyway?

When the fourth annual Netroots Nation conference opens today at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, there will be plenty of familiar names from the liberal blogosphere, from President Bill Clinton to Howard Dean to Ron Reagan Jr. to "Kos," a.k.a. Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, founder of Daily Kos, the largest community blog in the country.

But there will be many more members of the netroots you may have never heard of. TexDem, Kitsap River, Mindoca, for starters -- all fellow "Kossacks" who blog on Daily Kos but use it as much more than just a platform to vent about politics. Netroots, a blending of Internet activism and grass-roots supporters, is a term coined during Mr. Dean's 2004 presidential campaign.

Mr. Clinton, Mr. Dean and Valerie Jarrett, a top adviser to President Barack Obama, will be keynote speakers at the convention, which will feature sessions on everything from "fearless campaigning" and "global solutions for global poverty" to "taking health reform online" and "writing an effective blog post."


You might want to hide your daughters as well

Life in "Progress" city

From the city of Detroit, who hasn't had a conservative run the city since wholly mammoths inhabited the earth.

Five employees of the Detroit public school system were charged Wednesday with multiple felonies as part of an investigation into alleged corruption and the loss of tens of millions of dollars in school funds.

The charges come as the Detroit Public Schools is struggling with an estimated budget deficit of $259 million and weighing a potential bankruptcy filing.

Kym Worthy, the prosecutor for Wayne County, announced the charges Wednesday. If convicted, the accused could face decades of jail time because Michigan law allows harsh penalties for public officials found guilty of wrongdoing.

The allegations include eight felony embezzlement charges against a district administrative staffer and a high-school teacher's aide who together allegedly embezzled more than $50,000. Another clerical worker at an elementary school was charged with writing checks and withdrawing roughly $25,000 of the district's money. The smallest alleged crime was related to a food-services employee accused of stealing more than $400 of lunch money at another elementary school.

What's so "progressive" about a corrupt school system?

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Messiah Jeopardy


Thanks to reader Bernie

Another "fishy" statement

Someone turn this in to Linda Douglass' fishy file.

I guess this conversation with Obama on Death Panels never really happened......

So You Have A Death Panel in That Basket! Tom Maguire digs further into that April Bloomberg story--and the David Leonhardt NYT interview behind it--and discovers that Obama came a lot closer to talking about "death panels" back in April than I'd thought. Here's the key passage [emphasis added by Maguire]. It comes as Obama is talking about the hip replacement his grandmother got a few weeks before her death:

THE PRESIDENT: ... I don't know how much that hip replacement cost. I would have paid out of pocket for that hip replacement just because she's my grandmother. Whether, sort of in the aggregate, society making those decisions to give my grandmother, or everybody else's aging grandparents or parents, a hip replacement when they're terminally ill is a sustainable model, is a very difficult question. If somebody told me that my grandmother couldn't have a hip replacement and she had to lie there in misery in the waning days of her life - that would be pretty upsetting.

LEONHARDT: And it's going to be hard for people who don't have the option of paying for it.

THE PRESIDENT: So that's where I think you just get into some very difficult moral issues. But that's also a huge driver of cost, right?

I mean, the chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of the total health care bill out here.

LEONHARDT: So how do you - how do we deal with it?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, I think that there is going to have to be a conversation that is guided by doctors, scientists, ethicists. And then there is going to have to be a very difficult democratic conversation that takes place. It is very difficult to imagine the country making those decisions just through the normal political channels. And that's part of why you have to have some independent group that can give you guidance. It's not determinative, but I think has to be able to give you some guidance. And that's part of what I suspect you'll see emerging out of the various health care conversations that are taking place on the Hill right now.

Yikes. ... I'm sure the "not determinative" part was very important to Obama. Still! He's talking about a panel of independent experts making end-of-life recommendations in order to save costs that have an effect at an individual level. And he thought it would be in the bill that emerges. ... It's also pretty clear that something like the "IMAC" panel is what he has in mind. Whether or not the IMAC would actually do this--Harold Pollack says end-of-life issues are well down the curve-bender's list, for example--Obama thought it would do it. . .


Reported by Mickey Kaus, noted liberal............

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1984

"Progressives" are notorious for changing the meaning of words. In fact, the word liberal was changed by "progressives" because of negative image of liberal policies. Although I'm still trying to figure out what's "progressive" about liberalism.

Of course, there's "choice" for abortion; "Cuts" means spending less than a 10 percent increase and "volunteer" means a paying job...........

It seems that, despite all the media attention lavished on e-mail appeals to his political supporters, not everyone pushing for President Obama's embattled healthcare reforms these warm August days is an idealistic volunteer in it for the sake of helping move the country forward and gaining medical attention for millions of uncovered Americans.

The website's large-type headline announces: "Work to Pass Obama's Healthcare Plan and Get Paid to Do it! $10-15 hr!"

It's a web ad on Craigslist: "You can work for change. Join motivated staff around the country working to make change happen. You can make great friends and money along the way. Earn $400-$600 a week."


I wonder if they're offering health insurance for that "volunteering"?

What's that definition again for "astroturfing"?

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Ding dong

So how bad is global warming?

Bad enough that a certain senator can feel it when she's flying.....

"Climate change is very real," she confessed as she embraced cap and trade's massive tax increase on Michigan industry - at the same time claiming, against all the evidence, that it would not lead to an increase in manufacturing costs or energy prices. "Global warming creates volatility. I feel it when I'm flying. The storms are more volatile. We are paying the price in more hurricanes and tornadoes."

Like all those hurricanes that have hit the coast this year; half way through the hurricane season.

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By the way, I'm still waiting on that turd Eric from Plunderskunk to take me up on my challenge. I think he's showing his true lack of male anatomy.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Not bad for a part time job

From the Queen City of Cincinnati, who hasn't had a conservative run the city since Noah went canoeing.....
There are at least 10 people at Cincinnati City Hall whose salaries have not yet been touched by cuts to make up for the city's $28 million deficit: The mayor and city council members.

Their paychecks - $60,646 a year to council members and twice that to Mayor Mark Mallory - are set by state law. So while the city administration and non-union workers have started getting reduced paychecks and almost 300 employees face layoffs next month, council members' pocketbooks have not yet been affected.

Because their salaries are set by state law, council members could not be assigned the same six unpaid days assigned to all non-union employees, city lawyers advised them. So to take the same hit as the others, the elected officials would have to proactively give money back to the city.

Not bad for a part time job.

What's so "progressive" about municipal bankruptcy?

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Congressional Per Diems

While our congressional clowns wax indignant on corporate bonuses, they're pocketing huge per diems; not taxable of course......
The total cost for congressional overseas travel is never made public because the price tag for State Department advance teams and military planes used by lawmakers are folded into much larger budgets. Members of Congress must only report the total per diem reimbursements they receive in cash for hotels, meals and local transport.

They don't have to itemize expenses—a convenient arrangement since most costs are covered by the government or local hosts. Some trips subtract some hotel and meal costs from the per diems, others do not. "The policy is completely inconsistent," one House member told me. Total per diem allowances (per person, including staff) can top $3,000 for a single trip. Unused funds are supposed to be given back to the government, but congressional records show that rarely happens.

It's all part of the "arrogance of D.C.," Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) told me Monday. "These are lucrative payments since many members have zero expenses overseas." After his last government-sponsored trip to Iraq, Mr. Coburn wrote the U.S. Treasury a check for his unused per diem. Not wanting to be dependent on government handlers, he paid for his own trip to the Middle East a couple of years ago. "I learned a lot more on my own than on the government trips I've been on," he says.

You know, I've not been a fan of conservatives shouting down member of congress at these so called town hall meeting. But maybe it's about time these guys were actually scared of the electorate for a change.

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Miscelanny

Various articles worth a read

A bogus hate crime? Here

A man who spent a year and a half in jail for not supporting a child who wasn't even his. Here

More cash for clunker lunacy. Here

The President and the Post Office. Here

Thanks to reader Jeremy for some of the tips.

A health care remedy

A piece by the head of Whole Foods on how to fix our health care problems......

Remove the legal obstacles that slow the creation of high-deductible health insurance plans and health savings accounts (HSAs).

• Equalize the tax laws so that employer-provided health insurance and individually owned health insurance have the same tax benefits.

• Repeal all state laws which prevent insurance companies from competing across state lines.

• Repeal government mandates regarding what insurance companies must cover.

• Enact tort reform to end the ruinous lawsuits that force doctors to pay insurance costs of hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.

• Make costs transparent so that consumers understand what health-care treatments cost.

• Enact Medicare reform.

• Finally, revise tax forms to make it easier for individuals to make a voluntary, tax-deductible donation to help the millions of people who have no insurance and aren't covered by Medicare, Medicaid or the State Children's Health Insurance Program.

Read the details here.....

Here's some things Gordon would add.

1) Driving without auto insurance is illegal, having no health insurance should be as well.


On your tax return, you should be required to list your health insurance policy on Schedule I. The amount of your insurance paid should be tax deductible. If you are not covered by some plan (private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare) you get racked with a tax to cover your insurance. That tax should be well in excess of what a normal insurance premium should be to encourage people to buy insurance.

Many of the uninsured are younger people who could afford to buy insurance but choose not to. Let's make them.

2) Make all insurance policies catastrophic care only with HSA's. Imagine how much auto insurance would cost if we insured oil changes and tire rotations. Do you think you'd end up paying more for your car or less?

Yet we insist on this coverage for health insurance. Why?

3) Before we turn over the rest of the health care system to Dr. Obama, how about showing some competence with the current systems the government runs; namely medicare and medicaid.

I read a piece by a liberal last week who talked about how "wildly popular" medicare is. Hellllooo. The reason it's so popular is that people get more out than they put in. The result is a plan with a 35 TRILLION dollar unfunded liability.

How about shoring that up before we go and put our foot on the accelator.

But this is how government works; we'll enact something that shows we're incompetent and then we'll have a good reason for expanding it.

Chivalry..... 2003 style

University of Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino told police that he had consensual sex with Karen Cunagin Sypher at a Louisville restaurant where he’d been drinking on Aug. 1, 2003.

He also told police that he later gave Sypher $3,000 to have an abortion, according to Louisville Metro Police reports The Courier-Journal obtained under the Kentucky Open Records Act.

Who says chivalry is dead? I mean the guy was at least willing to pay for the abortion.

Rick Pitino, a real first class guy.

Another one for the fishy list

Camille Paglia on the train wreck aka the Obama administration.........

And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" -- a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals. I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs and wishes of those outside the power structure. And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech.

But somehow liberals have drifted into a strange servility toward big government, which they revere as a godlike foster father-mother who can dispense all bounty and magically heal all ills. The ethical collapse of the left was nowhere more evident than in the near total silence of liberal media and Web sites at the Obama administration's outrageous solicitation to private citizens to report unacceptable "casual conversations" to the White House. If Republicans had done this, there would have been an angry explosion by Democrats from coast to coast. I was stunned at the failure of liberals to see the blatant totalitarianism in this incident, which the president should have immediately denounced. His failure to do so implicates him in it.

As a libertarian and refugee from the authoritarian Roman Catholic church of my youth, I simply do not understand the drift of my party toward a soulless collectivism. This is in fact what Sarah Palin hit on in her shocking image of a "death panel" under Obamacare that would make irrevocable decisions about the disabled and elderly. When I first saw that phrase, headlined on the Drudge Report, I burst out laughing. It seemed so over the top! But on reflection, I realized that Palin's shrewdly timed metaphor spoke directly to the electorate's unease with the prospect of shadowy, unelected government figures controlling our lives. A death panel not only has the power of life and death but is itself a symptom of a Kafkaesque brave new world where authority has become remote, arbitrary and spectral. And as in the Spanish Inquisition, dissidence is heresy, persecuted and punished.

Someone turn Paglia into the "fishy" list......

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Everyone loves Obama

video

Well..... except these Russians.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

OBAMA gaffe: 'UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. It's the Post Office having problems"

Are you kidding me?

United Health Care is to Fed Ex is to Blue Cross is to UPS is to Obama care is to the US POSTAL SERVICE.

You just can't make this lunacy up!

Where's Biden when you need a dumbass?

Obama on single payer health insurance

He's never been for a single payer system?

Riiiiiight.

Exactly how is it that any self respecting news organization doesn't pound on Gibbs at the press briefings.

Oh............ nevermind

Government Motors

Here's government logic when it comes to selling cars...........

GM started pre-production of the car in June is making about 10 a month. "Volt is becoming very real, very fast," Henderson said.

Henderson conceded the cost of building a Volt will be expensive, about $40,000 per vehicle. But he said the vehicle will qualify for a $7,500 tax credit, which will reduce the vehicle cost by that amount for consumers.

He also stressed that GM has not set the pricing for the Volt, and conceded the company may have to subsidize the vehicle. The goal: Make enough sales to move the Volt from "first generation" to lower-cost future designs.

"The cost of the vehicle in the first generation is high," he said.


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Another "fishy" one for Linda Douglass

Another lie about The Messiah wanting a single care system. Make sure you get me to Linda Douglass.......

From the WSJ 8/19/08.........

Amy Chozick reports on the presidential race from Albuquerque, N.M.

Barack Obama said he would consider embracing a single-payer health-care system, beloved by liberals, as his plan for broader coverage evolves over time.

“If I were designing a system from scratch, I would probably go ahead with a single-payer system,” Obama told some 1,800 people at a town-hall style meeting on the economy.

A single-payer system would eliminate private insurance companies and put a Medicare-like system into place where the government pays all health-care bills with tax dollars.

Many liberals have long embraced the coverage plan, saying it would cover everyone, take the profit out of health insurance and allow for greater efficiencies. But Republicans cringe at such deep government involvement in the private sector, calling it socialized medicine. And many Democrats, including Obama and former rival Hillary Clinton, have taken a much more moderate approach.

I'm sure the Journal made all that up in anticipation of discrediting Obama a year later.

Hey, what do you expect from a president who takes six months to find the right dog but needs a total revamping of the health care system done in a month.

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Life in "Progress" State

They called it Paradise
The place to be
They watched the hazy sun
Sinking in the sea

From the Golden State of California, who hasn't had a conservative run the state since the boys called Susan B. Anthony a hottie.......

The disaster that is California government has now turned into the theater of the absurd:

Small businesses that received $682 million in IOUs from the state say California expects them to pay taxes on the worthless scraps of paper, but refuses to accept its own IOUs to pay debts or taxes.

The vendors have filed a federal class-action lawsuit. But the depth that government will stoop too to collect revenue never surprises me. With housing prices crashing everywhere, local governments continued to try to collect at the same value rates as before or, in some places, actually raise the taxes.

And here we have California issuing, what to this point are absolutely valueless promises to pay – maybe – and then expecting those in receipt of those worthless bits of script to treat them as real money and to pay taxes on the amount in real money.

The onions it takes to make that sort of demand is just breathtaking. Or perhaps arrogance is a better word. But regardless it is just a stunning thing to behold.

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Rep. Driehaus Praises Recovery Act Support of Law Enforcement

This is hilarious. Driehaus says the stimulus saved 65 jobs to the tune of 17 million. I guess that's a bargains compared to cash for Clunkers.

Read the rest of the government math here........

Where do the Jews find the time

They own the media, the banks, the UN, make up Holocaust stories, all the lawyers.... How do the Jews find the time to set up swine flu?

A journalist from Holland who linked Jews to the recent outbreak of flu pandemics drew heavy criticism from a prominent Dutch Jewish organization earlier this week, that claimed her words were tantamount to anti-Semitic blood libels.

Holland's largest daily, De Telegraf last week printed an interview with Désirée Röver, 61, who proposed the bird flu pandemic, caused by the virus H5N1, was part of an international conspiracy to reduce the world's population.

Röver is quoted as saying the conspiracy can be traced back to a group of descendants of the Khazars, a nation from the Caucasus believed to have converted to Judaism 1,200 years ago.


De Telegraaf quotes her as saying that these descendants are now "praying to another god; Lucifer, Satan, or however you want to call him" and "are called Rockefeller, Rothschild, Brezinski and Kissinger."

First question, if the Jews can do all these things, why don't we just let them rule the world. It's clear they know what they're doing.

Second, who do you think this person would have voted for the last election? Obama or McCain?

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Let's be more like France

From the "progressive" utopia.........
Restive youths in a Paris suburb torched a tourist bus and nearly a half-dozen cars and hurled objects at police early Tuesday, a night after fullblown unrest prompted by the death of a teen fleeing police.

The local prefecture, the administrative center for the region, said the situation was under control despite the scattered torchings.

But it's so wonderful there, even their children can speak French.

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At least he didn't call her Ma'am

The Billary takes offense...........
"You want me to tell you what my husband thinks?" Clinton replied, clearly irked by the thought of being her husband Bill's spokeswoman.

"My husband is not secretary of state, I am," she replied. "If you want my opinion I will tell you my opinion. I am not going to be channeling my husband."


Because if she were channeling her husband she'd be talking about getting laid all day.

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Why I'll never join AARP

They can keep all those old man discounts

Read a great follow up at American Spectator

Obamunists show their true colors

In separate articles you get a feel for what the Obamunists are up to if you disagree with them.........

First, look out to any CIA agents who aggressively go after terror suspects, Eric Holder is looking to prosecute you......
Attorney General Eric Holder reportedly will appoint a special prosecutor to bring cases against low-level CIA officers and contractors who questioned post-9/11 terrorist suspects.

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And if you disagree with their position on health care, they have a list just for you........

The president, for his part, has asked his supporters to forward to the White House "fishy" e-mails from those questioning his policies. Questioned about whether the administration is collecting data on its opponents, the president’s spokesman assured reporters that they just want to correct misleading information and have no intention of keeping an enemies list.

More....


And liberals were worried about domestic wiretaps?

Are liberals seceding from sanity?

A good piece by liberal, Michael Lind on the caricature of republicans as a bunch of red neck southerners. It turns out nearly every ethnic group agrees with conservative issues to some degree.....
Curiously, the progressive punditariat, so voluble about "angry white men," is silent about the decades-old Republican bias of white women. Even more curious is the paradox that liberals routinely denounce white Southern Protestants for holding the very social views that are held by majorities or near-majorities of blacks and Latinos who form the electoral base of the Democratic Party.

Consider gay rights. According to a Gallup poll in December 2008, only 31 percent of black Democrats consider homosexuality morally acceptable, compared to 61 percent of non-black Democrats. The proportion of black Democrats who think that homosexuality is immoral is identical to the proportion of all Republicans who think so. The double standard of the white liberal left was evident, when California voters narrowly passed an amendment banning gay marriage. Here is the AP: "California's black and Latino voters, who turned out in droves for Barack Obama, also provided key support in favor of the state's same-sex marriage ban. Seven in 10 black voters backed a successful ballot measure to overturn the California Supreme Court's May decision allowing same-sex marriage, according to exit polls for the Associated Press. More than half of Latino voters supported Proposition 8, while whites were split." There were lots of news stories about pro-gay-rights liberals denouncing the Mormon Church for its role in the campaign. Where were the liberals angrily denouncing black and Latino voters opposed to gay marriage?

Latinos, like blacks, are far more likely than whites to oppose abortion. According to a 2007 Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and the Pew Hispanic Center, nearly half of second-generation Latinos think that abortion should be illegal, while 65 percent of first-generation Latinos think it should be outlawed. Indeed, the overall level of Latino opposition to abortion, 57 percent, is higher than that of any other group. Luis Lugo, director of the Pew Forum, described Latino immigrants as being out of the mainstream, saying that second-generation Latinos (the more "liberal" cohort that is split nearly 50-50!) are "much, much closer to mainstream American values ... in stark contrast to the first generation who are much more conservative on this issue." Imagine the uproar if Rush Limbaugh or Patrick Buchanan said that Latino immigrants are far from "mainstream American values."

To read progressive pundits, you'd think that illegal immigration would not be controversial, were it not for hate-filled Southern rednecks. But according to a 2006 Pew poll, "Both whites (55 percent) and blacks (54 percent) are more likely than Hispanics (29 percent) to see immigrants as a burden." In Barack Obama's Chicago, according to Pew in 2006, "there is a widespread perception among African Americans that immigrant workers are damaging local jobs prospects. Fully 41 percent of African Americans say they or a family member has lost a job, or not gotten a job, because an employer hired an illegal immigrant instead." A Gallup poll in December 2008 revealed that 47 percent of black Americans thought that illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S., while exactly the same percentage, 47 percent, thought that illegal immigrants should be arrested and deported.

Read the whole thing.......

Monday, August 10, 2009

funny

Why Bengals fans will always be losers

Last April, I outlined a list of the world's biggest losers.

These are the types of people accountants, computer gamers and Star Wars groupies actually call out as losers. Those groups are in no particular order senators, Dungeon and Dragon players and NFL draft groupies.

I need to add one to the list............... Bengals fans

Now your average Bengal fan looks at this up coming season and says "Wow! we signed a bunch of free agents this off season, had a great draft, a favorable schedule and Chad's got a great attitude. We'll have a great season!" (translation......... another 7-9 record). It's like watching Lucy pulling the ball from Charlie Brown.

So I'm here to help explain to your average Bengals fan why the Bengals will be horrible once again (as if 18 of 19 losing seasons wasn't enough evidence)

First, you have to start with what finished last year. The team ended 4-11-1. They were absolutely horrible. If they were to stay with the same team as last year, they would even be worse.

Second, there was not one game changer in their free agent signings. They lost their best receiver in TJ and replaced him with Laverneus Cole; at best a push.

Third, they had a great draft. Guess what? So did 31 other teams. You won't know until these guys suit up and play whether they'll be any good or not. Let's remember other great Bengal draft signings; Ricky Dixon, Pete Koch, Kijana Carter, Big Daddy Wilkinson, Akili Smith..... Not exactly a draft track record that invokes confidence

In addition, part of having a great draft is actually having your drafted players in camp! Once again, the Bengals are one of the last teams to get their number one into camp. I've heard sport talk clowns criticize Andre Smith for not signing and getting in. It reminds me of a great quote from Greg Allman I recently read "After my sixth marriage, I started to wonder if it was me."

How is it that the Bengals always have these holdouts? Have they wondered whether or not it might be them? Maybe it's not the player.

Finally, the schedule may or may not work out for the Bengals. Teams can shift fairly dramatically for an NFL team (unless you are the Bengals, Lions and Raiders who always suck). Last years Cardinals may be the 2007 Cardinals. Bengals fan always like to hang their hat on the number of losses their team had against playoff teams. Never factoring that the reason they are playoff teams is that they get to play the Bengals

So once again, if you don't want to be made fun of by a gang of Coldplay fans or a gaggle of Guitar Hero addicts or a litter of Perez Hilton Twitter followers, quit giving Mike Brown your money and attention.

The Public Plan Deception - It's Not About Choice

Feel free to call Linda Douglass and turn me in!

Putting my money where my mouth is II


I always find it humorous to read the comments on your various liberal sites about how "greedy" people who don't support school levies are when the thought of actually cutting a check for their schools seems as foreign as the aliens in Area 51.

There is no better example of this than that liberal dolt Eric of Plunderbong. A few years ago, Eric did such a post about supporting schools and I challenged him to send the schools a check if they are such a worthwhile cause.

Do you think he did? I'll let the readers decide.

But unlike Eric, I actually do support the schools with or without benefit of a tax levy.

Here is a copy of a cleared check that I sent the Lancaster Athletic Boosters for $100.00. For the record, I don't live in the Lancaster school district (although I have nieces and nephews who do). I just recently sent them another $100 that hasn't cleared yet.

So why do I send them money? Because of my experience with the Lancaster track and cross country teams, I was able to secure a scholarship to the University of Cincinnati. It was due to my relationship with all of my athletic coaches who helped me in so many ways that I feel an obligation to pay back. As soon as I fulfill my pledge to UC for a scholarship fund my intention is to reallocate those dollars to a public school athletic program.

The point of all this? I don't wait for a school district to pass a levy. I actually support my schools by sending them money! What a novel concept for a liberal.

With that said, I'll offer another wager with Eric and his Plunderdouche buddies. Who gives more to charity? I'll go up against each and every one of you for $500.00 to the charity of the winner's choice.

If you think that it's unfair because I make so much more than you, then we'll do it as a percentage of income. I know I would kick your ass then.

So what's it going to be big mouth? Are you willing to put your money where your mouth is?

PS I'm still waiting for that dolt to accept my challenge from yesterday.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Putting my money where my mouth is

I love comments on the blog. I actually would love to have comments from those who disagree with me; regardless of the issue.

What I can't stand are snarky character attacks from liberals.

Case in point, Eric from Plunderbong posted this comment.

Eric has left a new comment on your post "Global Warming challenge update":

Funny you don't put your money where your mouth is:

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/07/challenge-to-climate-change-skeptics.html


Like a typical liberal, Eric knows everything. But what he knows just isn't so.

First, I wasn't even aware of this challenge so it's hard to participate in something you know nothing about.

Second, I have my own challenge, and if you would have read any of my global warming posts you would have run across this post dated 7/2/09.....

So if you believe that we are in one of these spikes, then these averages work in your favor since the numbers are actually skewed on the low side because of so many years of low temperatures.

Obviously, I'm taking in one reading from one site. But the last I could tell the Greater Cincinnati Airport was still on planet earth so I would have to think that if we have global warming on the globe, it should include parts if not all of Cincinnati.

My challenge has never been set out to prove or disprove global warming. As I said last January, the cool side won last year but it was a fifty fifty probability. I get that.

But if you are a Branch Gorvidian, this is a can't lose. I've set up a scenario that's actually stacked in your favor. And wouldn't it be great to steal some money from the great Gordon Gekko.

If you have the guts.
or maybe this post from 1/1/09......

The final results to the Global Warming Challenge

Warm 341
Cool 371

How is this possible? I mean it's supposed to be warming right?

Actually, I'd like to gloat but in reality it's like bragging about winning a coin flip. I mean the chances were 50-50 that cool would win the challenge.

Unless of course you're a Branch Gorevidian who believes in this global warming non sense. Then this has to be a shocker to your core. Kind of like killing yourself wearing purple Nikes only to find that comet really didn't mean the end of the world.

snip

No matter how you cut it, the temperatures were cooler despite claims of some warming.

At least this keeps liberals claims at a perfect 100% wrong.

But I'm willing to put my coin flip where my money is. Where is that little piss ant lib who mocked my challenge?

Here's your chance to take a conservative's money, you have to love that; at least if you have balls to take me up on the challenge.
So can I assume that Eric is going to take some money from the Gordonator?

I'll make you a deal Eric. We'll go down for a hundred bucks and you can make the start date 8/1 or 9/1. I'll even take the measurements from the Columbus Airport if it makes you feel better.

If you're the Branch Gorvidian you say you are, wouldn't it be orgasmic to take some dough from old Gordon?

That is, if your willing to put your money where your mouth is.

I'll be waiting for your acceptance.