Saturday, September 26, 2009

You want these guys to run health care?

For the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has publicly admitted that politics has trumped science. The agency acknowledged yesterday that it approved a device to help with knee-replacement surgeries—a device the agency’s own scientists said often failed—only after it received pressure from a cohort of Democratic congressmen from New Jersey, where the device’s manufacturer is located.

The $3000 device was known as the Menaflex, a “collagen scaffold” that supported a damaged meniscus in the knee. It failed its initial reviews but received approval in December of last year anyway, during the waning days of the Bush Administration. In a new report, FDA cited pressure from senators Robert Menendez and Frank R. Lautenberg and representatives Frank Pallone Jr. and Steven R. Rothman as a decisive factor in gaining approval: “The Director of FDA’s Office of Legislation described the pressure from the [Capitol] Hill as the most extreme he had seen and the agency’s acquiescence to the Company’s demands for access to the Commissioner and other officials in the Commissioner’s office as unprecedented in his experience.”

In addition, the former head of the FDA, Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach, intervened to have the device approved.

According to The New York Times, the company that manufactured Menaflex, ReGen Biologics Inc., had recently made campaign contributions to all four Congressmen. The Times added that thirty patients in the United States have received the Menaflex and 3000 in Europe. U.S. News & World Report noted that, despite acknowledging that the approval process was compromised, FDA has no plans at the moment to remove the device from the market.


Who did they vote for? #71

Meet VFW member and derelict flag burner.

After you watch this video ask yourself the question. This past November, who did the parties vote for?

Friday, September 25, 2009

Old Barackee Beer

A funny from reader Doug

Where are the young people?

Apparently, the writer of this article is surprised that young people came out to vote for The One aren't all that active now.....
Young Americans showed their collective power when they helped vote President Obama into office. Inspired by his message of "change," they knocked on doors, spread flyers, voted for him by a 2-1 margin, and partied like rock-the-vote stars when he won.

Since the election, though, that fervor has died down — noticeably. And while young people remain the president's most loyal supporters in opinion polls, a lot of people are wondering why that age group isn't doing more to build upon their newfound reputation as political influencers.

"It's one thing to get excited about a presidential candidate. It's another thing to become a responsible citizen," says Jennifer Donahue, political director for the New Hampshire Institute Of Politics. She and other political analysts thinks they have yet to prove themselves.

Professors and students themselves also are noticing the quiet on college campuses, which were hotbeds for "Obamamania" during the campaign.

"They're supportive, but in a bystander kind of way," says Laura Katz Olson, a political science professor at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.

It's not because they're young, it's because they're liberal. See "progressive" like to talk about hope and change and compassion but when the rubber meets the road, you'll find them........ nowhere.

For them, it's all about assigning their "compassion" to someone else to take care of. It's why you'll see conservatives give more blood, money and time to things that matter for their fellow man. Liberals offer their vote. Getting their hands dirty is not their forte.

Who did they vote for? #61332

Meet bank robber and bank customer.

Last November, which candidate received these guys votes?

By the way, look for the bank robber to be robbing something near you soon.

Catch up

Reader Jeremy sent along these links

The Hygiene White House

Michael Moore

We could have used those clunkers for these folks

States with the highest unemployment rates? Think Blue

Who did they vote for? #44

Meet G-20 protesters. Much like Tea Party rallies, police had to drop tear gas and mace to get rid of the nuisance.

Last November, did these people vote for the Maverick or the Messiah?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kids sing Obama song Part II

Another productive use of school time.


Don't take my word for it

The voice of right wing, hillbilly, gun toting, conservative Americans, The Advocate, says it all with their cover.......

Netanyahu Asks U.N. 'Have You No Shame' for Giving Ahmadinejad Forum

How do we get a president with balls like this

Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) admits Obama admin deal with PHarma includes millions for politics

A coincidence?

The ten states with the worst business climates in the US had one thing in common.

Any guesses?

How about they all voted for Obama.

A while back I challenged a liberal friend of mine to this question; if liberal policies are so great why is Detroit such an armpit? After all, they haven't seen a republican in that city since a Ford Brother drove through to move to Florida.

Paraphrasing his response "Well Detroit is full of underclass dolts".

Is that right? So what we need to do is follow the election results from people who don't seem to have a very good track record for lifestyle judgment calls.

So what is it Mr. "Progressive"? Are your policies what turns vibrant cities into slums or is the collective judgment of derelicts and douche bags who put you into power?

Chicken or Egg.

Branch Gorvidians..... Fail

The leading publication of the Branch Gorvidian global warming cult, The NY Times, is now admitting that it might not be getting warmer after all.........

In an article that might well have deserved publication in the Onion, the New York Times introduced a heretical notion to its readership today. Despite the fact that any skepticism about global warming and the responsibility of humanity for this rise in temperatures is now considered proof of insanity, the Times reported that it appears more than likely that “global temperatures have been relatively stable for a decade and may even drop in the next few years.”

This must come as quite a shock to an American public that has been relentlessly propagandized on this issue and convinced that the end of civilization as we know it is just around the corner. But facts are stubborn things, and for all the hoopla about “saving the planet,” now even the Times is prepared to admit that far from heating up at the exponential rates Al Gore has discussed to near universal applause, it appears that the story is a bit more complicated than he may have let on. Indeed, according to researchers from the British climate-change office and published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, temperatures have hardly budged since 1998 and may well continue to dip in the coming decade.

Read the rest.........

For the record, my morning news broadcast this morning noted that this was the 14th coolest summer on record.

How is it possible that the more warming we get the cooler the thermometer say it actually is?

Life in "Progress" City

From the Queen City of Cincinnati, who hasn't had a conservative run the city since France built the Maginot Line.......
A 41-year-old man with a history of criminal convictions, including one for rape, was arrested and charged Wednesday with four rock-throwing attacks on female motorists since August, injuring two women.

Rodney Maxwell of Avondale is held at the Hamilton County jail in lieu of $250,000 bond. He faces four counts of felonious assault with a deadly weapon.

He threw large rocks through car windows on Aug. 18, Aug. 20 and twice on Sept. 14, court records show.

All but one of the attacks occurred while the women were sitting at a red light in the 600 block of William Howard Taft Road, according to Cincinnati police. One of the Sept. 14 incidents occurred nearby, in the 2500 block of Highland Avenue.

But wait! It gets better for this guy; keep in mind he's all of 41 years old.

Maxwell is scheduled to appear today in Hamilton County Municipal Court. When he does, he also will face a judge on an unrelated charge of sexual imposition.

He is accused of following a woman into an elevator on May 26, standing directly behind her and grabbing her buttocks, court records show. He also allegedly exposed himself.

Maxwell has a prior rape conviction, according to court records, as well convictions for kidnapping, public indecency and aggravated menacing.

Maxwell was convicted of exposing himself to a staff member at the Volunteers of America halfway house in Over-the-Rhine in June 2007, court records show. He also was convicted of telling another staff member he was going to rape and kill someone.

Earlier this year, in July, he was convicted of a second public indecency charge after he approached stopped vehicles on a public street and exposed himself, according to court records.

Maxwell was convicted of a Oct. 2004 assault charge in which he punched a Hamilton County Sheriff's deputy at the county jail. He has been in and out of state prisons and the Hamilton County jail several times over the past 20 years, according to court records.

If you are one of these "progressive" types answer this for me. What the hell is this guy doing on the streets?

Mind you this guy isn't out in "Redville" where this clown would have been behind bars for the bulk of his adult life. No. This guy is totally a product of the "progressive" mind set which lets convicted derelicts back on the streets to offend innocent citizens again.

One of the women was so terrified she had to have her boyfriend drive her to work the next three days.

But she need not worry about any of that if she lives in "Redville", where you can drive to work in peace.

What's so "progressive" about recidivism?


I'm back

We drove back from Florida yesterday and I set a Cincinnati family speed record of 11:45 minutes and that includes the fact that our house is north of the other family member places.

None the less I'd like to thank the following people for the record (read it as a NASCAR driver would say; with the little extra twang).

I'd like to thank the Don Garlit's museum we passed in Ocala for the speed inspiration
The Acura RDX for their smooth ride.
Valentine Research for the excellent radar detector.
The federal government on not spending a nickel on any shovel ready projects over 800 miles of I-75.
I'd like to thank the silver Porsche, the Red PT Cruiser and the silver Jetta for the nice convoy through the south of Georgia. It would have made a Tour de France team envious.

No thanks to the city of Chattanooga for their traffic jam.

I promised back in the summer that I was giving up the blog. But, like a crack whore, it only takes a little bit of news to get me revved up again. I went on a news and sports black out while I was away (what's up with the Bengals over achieving any way), promising the lovely Mrs. Gekko I would only watch the news when others were watching. Lo and behold, the four times I caught a glimpse of a news channel there was The One doing another speech.

This guy is giving a whole new meaning to the word overexposure.

But hey. We Need More Cowbell

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

PJTV Salutes Mr. Tax-Law-Writing-Tax-Evader

Why people fear Obama indoctrination

I get back from sunny Florida to see this on Drudge.

And you wonder why we conservatives don't want Obama in our schools?

By the way, here are the lyrics.........

Mmm, mmm, mm!

Barack Hussein Obama
He said that all must lend a hand [?]
To make this country strong again
Mmm, mmm, mm!

Barack Hussein Obama
He said we must be clear today
Equal work means equal pay
Mmm, mmm, mm!

Barack Hussein Obama
He said that we must take a stand
To make sure everyone gets a chance
Mmm, mmm, mm!

Barack Hussein Obama
He said Red, Yellow, Black or White
All are equal in his sight
Mmm, mmm, mm!

Barack Hussein Obama
Mmm, mmm, mm!

Barack Hussein Obama

Segue to -

Hello, Mr. President we honor you today!
For all your great accomplishments, we all [do? doth??] say "hooray!"
Hooray Mr. President! You're number one!
The first Black American to lead this great na-TION!
Hooray, Mr. President something-something-some
A-something-something-something-some economy is number one again!
Hooray Mr. President, we're really proud of you!
And the same for all Americans [in?] the great Red White and Blue!
So something Mr. President we all just something-some,
So here's a hearty hip-hooray a-something-something-some!
Hip, hip hooray! (3x)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Greetings from Florida

The Lovely Mrs. Gekko (my no drama mama) is out running errands so this might be my only post while we're on vacation.

Humidity sucks and Florida has plenty. As Midas informed me; Florida............ God's waiting room.

I'll be back Thursday rested and ready to bear.