Saturday, November 07, 2009

Collusion

Boise State athletic director Gene Bleymaier is all but begging for a major opponent – any major opponent – to play his Broncos, particularly in 2011. He can hardly get his calls returned. Not by the SEC. Not by the Big Ten. Not by anyone.

Bleymaier is making a nearly unheard of offer in college football scheduling – Boise will bring its popular, high-profile, top-10 team to any stadium in any town to play any big name team in America in 2011. And they don’t have to return the date in Idaho.

So far, no one has bit.

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Sound Familiar?

Robert Gibbs has the balls to say "Imagine just a few years ago had somebody walked around with images of Hitler."

ringospictures has a pretty good memory

So does zombietime

Coldplay #58

Don't miss out Coldplay fans. If you missed the Playboy cover with Marge, keep your heads up. Chris Martin makes a cameo on the Simpson's this season.

Who did they vote for? #4510997


Meet Kimberly Munley. If you don't know who she is yet.........

A police officer and mother of one was hailed a heroine yesterday after it emerged that she almost single handedly ended the massacre at America’s biggest military base.

Kimberly Munley does not look as if she would be much of a match for a heavily armed US soldier on a murderous rampage. But the slightly built 34-year-old civilian officer was first on the scene after Shooter Douche (my edit) began firing on comrades at Ford Hood in Texas as they prepared to deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq. The 39-year-old psychologist killed 13 and left 31 others with serious injuries.


So who did Kimberly Munley vote for in our past presidential election? The Maverick or The One.

Conversely, Who did shooter douche vote for?

By the way, she may not look like a good match up against Batista or Jon Cena, but fire power has a way of evening the odds.

Schoolhouse Rock- How a Bill Becomes a Law

Somehow Barbara Boxer and Nancy Pelosi have made a mockery of School House Rock.

My fifty cent psycho analysis

Ft. Hood shooter douche is a product of a politically correct military.

Orlando shooter douche is a product of culture where we don't keep score of kids soccer games. These guys have never related to failure until it's a big one. And now we're surprised that he freaked?

I expect an invitation to CNN as an expert on psycho shootings any moment now.

By the way, for the record, if I have to hear that Islam is a "religion of peace", I'm going to go postal on some media type.

Islam is a religion! Plain and simple. It's no more a religion of peace than Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.

What's the difference?

Yesterday, I got to listen to hours of break in coverage of a guy who shot and killed one person and wounded others. By the end of that coverage I now know the following....

His name
His employment history
His mother's name
His shoe size
His answer to Ginger v. Marianne
His favorite fruit
The fact that he didn't get an H1N1 vaccination
etc, etc, etc,


Meanwhile, just up the road in Cleveland, we have a guy who's allegedly raped and killed at least 11 women and left them rotting in his home.

Not that I've sought it out but I haven't even seen a picture of this guy, nor do I know any of the above things that I know about shooter douche above.

What's the difference?

Charles Blow, Racist

It seems odd that a black man could be racist against another black man. But how else do you explain this column critical of The One?

Job creation has dropped from top priority to one of many, and President Obama has been remanded to pandering for patience and offering excuses. On the one hand, he argues the tortured rationale that there is good news in the awful numbers: Things are still getting worse but at a slower pace. On the other, he incessantly reminds us that he inherited the crisis. The implication: Don’t blame me, blame Bush.

But this president can’t keep deflecting to the last one. Pain is presently felt. The crisis that took form on Bush’s watch is being experienced on Obama’s. Fair or not, finger-pointing is not effective policy.

This is now Obama’s crisis, and it carries political consequences. During Tuesday’s gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia, nearly 9 in 10 voters said that they were worried about the direction of the nation’s economy in the next year. And the majority of those who held that view voted for the Republican candidates. This could portend a flashback to 1994.

It isn’t President Obama’s fault that he inherited this mess, but it is his to fix, and he must make haste. To paraphrase his Toledo prelection: you need to do it not five years from now, not next year, you need to do it right now. J-O-B-S.



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Can I get a fist pump?

The Boston Globe is now on the White House hit list after this comment.......

IN TIMES of national tragedy, Americans expect their president to capture the mood and moment with the right blend of emotion, empathy, and urgency. It’s a delicate act of timing and tone. And President Obama, despite his eloquence and dignity, has yet to master it, as illustrated by his awkward response to the deadly shootings at the Fort Hood Army Base in Texas.

Obama’s initial remarks came shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday, while Americans were struggling to come to grips with the shocking rampage and its chaotic aftermath. The stage was set for the president to quickly and somberly address the tragedy. Instead, a serene-looking Obama offered light introductory comments, keyed to those attending a Tribal Nations Conference that was hosted by the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs. His introduction included a convivial “shout-out’’ to one of the conference attendees.

Several minutes in, Obama finally called the Fort Hood shootings “a horrific outburst of violence.’’ The words he spoke next were respectful and appropriate. But it took him too long to get to the point of delivering them.

It takes more than scripted eloquence for presidents to connect with their fellow Americans. It requires a visceral ability to grasp the scope of tragedy, calculate its impact on the national psyche, and react swiftly to it. Ronald Reagan did it after the Challenger explosion took the lives of seven crew members on Jan. 28, 1986. So did Bill Clinton, after the Oklahoma City bombings of April 19, 1995, left 168 dead and more than 600 injured.

When a gunman fired those shots at Fort Hood, the country immediately felt the pain. Obama missed the first moment to show he understood just how much it hurt.


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Friday, November 06, 2009

Four more years of..........Nixon?

At least one Democratic political strategist has gotten a blunt warning from the White House to never appear on Fox News Channel, an outlet that presidential aides have depicted as not so much a news-gathering operation as a political opponent bent on damaging the Obama administration.

Political consultants are a staple of cable television talk shows, analyzing current events based on their own experiences working on campaigns or in government.

One Democratic strategist said that shortly after an appearance on Fox he got a phone call from a White House official telling him not to be a guest on the show again. The call had an intimidating tone, he said.

The message was, "We better not see you on again,'' said the strategist, who spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to run afoul of the White House. An implicit suggestion, he said, was that "clients might stop using you if you continue.''

In urging Democratic consultants to spurn Fox, White House officials might be trying to isolate the network and make it appear more partisan.

A boycott by Democratic strategists could also help drive the White House narrative that Fox is a fundamentally different creature than the other TV news networks. For their part, White House officials appear on Fox News -- but sporadically and with "eyes wide open,'' as one aide put it.


A couple of months ago, I noted how Obama has managed to take on the worst characteristics of each of our past presidents to Carter.

You can now add Nixon to the list.

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Blue Dogs are more dangerous

The conventional wisdom is that the "blue dog" democrats, conservative democrats in conservative districts read the writing on the wall Tuesday and somehow discerned that supporting the Obamaunist socialist agenda is a job killer..... for them.

Here in Ohio were have clowns like Steve Driehaus and Zach Space. The WSJ had this to say about a VA rep....
There's freshman Rep. Tom Perriello, who, buoyed by the big Obama turnout, won Virginia's fifth congressional district by a scant 727 votes. Today, Mr. Perriello's farming and manufacturing area sports the state's highest unemployment rate. The Democrat suffered a furious backlash over his vote for a cap-and-trade bill that will further crush local manufacturing and was then walloped at a series of health-care town halls.


I've got an alternative view that's a lot more ominous. These clowns already know they're toast and that makes them dangerous. Because if you are a liberal, what do you have to lose at this point? Your basically going to be winding down your congressional career in another 13 months and then you'll be gone. So why not approve all of the liberal wish list agenda?

Guys like Driehaus only got into office because of the exceptionally high turn out of young & black voters in his district looking to elect Obama. They're not going to show up to vote for him in 2010.

Do you really think Perriello is concerned about his congressional future?

I don't think so.

Look for these clowns to show up big for Lollapelosi and co. this weekend.

Please, don't do more....


Christina Romer on the state of the economy....

"It's a stark reminder of how much work remains to be done to get people back to work," Christina Romer, head of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, acknowledged in an interview with The Associated Press.

Christina, please take a hint and go on vacation because it's clear that what you're doing is counter productive.

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The Obamunists priorities

Apparently, getting a corrupt New Jersey governor was a higher priority for the Obamunists than getting Maine's Issue 1 knocked down.

Don't take my word for it take this lefty's blog...........

I think we just caught the DNC lying to the gay community about the election in Maine. And an email from DNC Treasurer Andy Tobias, which we quote below, proves it.

Joe broke the news on Monday that the DNC's "Organizing for America" group, formerly known as "Obama for America," contacted Mainers by email, urging them to vote on Tuesday, but without mentioning what the election was about, nor which way to vote. Among the measures up for a vote was ballot measure 1, the repeal of gay marriage in that state. A number of us were concerned as to why the DNC wouldn't inform gay voters that 1 was on the ballot, let alone not urging them to vote "no."

Shortly thereafter, a second Mainer received another email from the DNC's OFA. This one urged her to call five people in New Jersey, in order to help Jon Corzine's re-election for governor. This was disturbing for a number of reasons. First, why would the DNC ask Mainers to help out in New Jersey, while not asking Mainers to help on "1" or any other ballot measures in their own state? Second, the email was proof that the DNC was in fact doing more than sending generic "get out the vote" messages to advocate. In states they deemed worthy, they were actually organizing for specific things on the ballot. Marriage in Maine simply didn't pass muster.


But hey, as it stands, we know the real homophobes are Obamunists anyway. They came out in droves to back Obama last year, only to vote down the gay marriage law in California.....

Remember the fiasco over the wedge that appeared between liberal constituency groups blacks and gays over California's Proposition 8 voting? I'm shocked that Avarosis wouldn't be thrilled that for once Obama finally delivered for his real base, as opposed to simply pandering to them as he so often does. Just do the Math.

It isn't only Corzine gays are less important than. Heck, gays are all but at the back of the bus. But at least Obama hasn't yet thrown them off it, as he's done with so many others. The real question is, don't they sort of look like rubes for remaining on it themselves?

Oh, sorry, the rubes is us! Just don't tell Andy Sullivan. If he's ever forced to face the truth of it, he'll never get to the bottom of the mystery of his mind surrounding Palin's child! The reality based community. God bless them if only for the free entertainment they provide.

Most of California's Black Voters Backed Gay Marriage Ban 53% of Latinos Also Supported Proposition 8

The same voters who turned out strongest for Barack Obama also drove a stake through the heart of same-sex marriage.


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Is it still Bush's fault?

Remember the good old days when you bought pop from returnable bottles and Bush was responsible for every thing; including the shortage of flu shots.........

“While many Americans search in vain for flu shots, members and employees of Congress are able to obtain them quickly and at no charge from the Capitol's attending physician, who has urged all 535 lawmakers to get the vaccines even if they are young and healthy… But people of all ages who are credentialed to work in the Capitol can get a shot by saying they meet the guidelines, with no further questions asked… The practice appears to directly contravene the instruction being given by the government's executive branch.” --- Charles Babington and David Brown, The Washington Post, Oct. 20, 2004.
or
"Yesterday, on the way from St. Petersburg to New Port Richey, the presidential entourage stopped at the Paradise Restaurant in the little town of Safety Harbor, where the president and his brother posed for pictures and were served coffee and baklava. While in the restaurant, a member of the press pool shouted out a question to the president: 'Are you accountable for the flu vaccine shortage?' Bush ignored the question. And reporters were hustled out of the restaurant." --- Dan Froomkin’s White House Briefing Column, Oct. 20, 2004.



I'm waiting for an Obama presser where gets to blame Bush for the R2D2 flu shortage.....

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PS as an aside, this morning, I watched an old Patty Duke show where Kathy had a reaction to the flu shot. Remember, this show ran from 1963 -1966; long before freaks like me became an anti vaccination types.

This clown just doesn't get it

From the presidential presser yesterday.....

We still don’t know what was behind the killings at Ft. Hood this afternoon, in which 11 soldiers and the killer died, but President Obama’s rushed press conference was surprising in its flippancy nonetheless. Before he got to the issue on everyone’s mind — namely the deaths of Americans in uniform — the president gave a “shout-out” to government bureaucrats gathered for a previously scheduled conference at the Interior Department, complete with appreciative chuckles. He treated the event like a pep rally rather than a tragic occasion with a wider audience than those gathered in the room. I wonder how many media outlets will compare Obama’s performance to President Bush’s “Pet Goat” moment on 9/11. I won’t hold my breath.

For what it's worth, he'll get the same treatment he'll get for the flu shot shortage.

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Intra party civil war

Of course, we all know that we conservatives are doing our best to purge "moderates" so we can insure continued failure at the polls.

Then why are lefties doing the same with the democrats?
A few days ago, the left-wing activist group MoveOn.org began sending out emails seeking contributions to fund primary challenges against any Democratic senator who does not fully support "health care reform with a public option." Now there's an update: MoveOn executive director Justin Ruben says the group has raised $3,578,117 for the project and is thinking of new ways to punish errant Democratic lawmakers.

"It's a huge sum, and the clearest signal yet that any Democrat who helps Republicans filibuster health care reform will face an enormous backlash from the grassroots," writes Ruben. And now, working in conjunction with Howard Dean's old organization Democracy for America, MoveOn is starting a drive to take away the committee chairmanships of any Democrat who fails to live up to MoveOn's progressive standards. "Many of these senators hold coveted committee chairmanships that give them significant power within the Senate," Ruben writes. "Our friends at Democracy for America have launched an open letter urging Senate Democrats to strip committee chairmanships from any Democrat who filibusters health care." Ruben says that more than 66,000 MoveOn and Democracy for America members have pledged to contribute.

"Chairing a committee is a privilege, not a right," Ruben continues. "So if a member of the Democratic Congress joins with Republicans in the most important vote in a generation, then they certainly don't deserve a position of power controlled by Democrats."



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Demorcats, Poverty...... a correlation

I had these state on the blog when they first came out, but I thought it was a nice reminder none the less.

Thanks reader Bernie for the email.....

City, State, % of People Below the Poverty Level

1. Detroit , MI
32.5%

2. Buffalo , NY
29.9%

3. Cincinnati , OH
27.8%
4. Cleveland , OH
27.0%
5. Miami , FL
26.9%
5. St. Louis , MO
26.8%
7. El Paso , TX
26.4%

8. Milwaukee , WI
26.2%
9. Philadelphia , PA
25.1%
10. Newark , NJ
24.2%
U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey, August 2007


What do the ten largest cities, (population over 250,000) all with the highest poverty rates, have in common?


Detroit, MI (1st on the list) hasn't elected a REPUBLICAN mayor since 1961;


Buffalo,NY (2nd) hasn't elected one since 1954;

Cincinnati, OH (3rd)...since 1984;

Cleveland, OH (4th)....since 1989;

Miami, FL (5th) has NEVER had a Republican mayor;

St. Louis, MO (6th)....since 1949;

El Paso, TX (7th) has NEVER had a Republican mayor;

Milwaukee, WI (8th)...since 1908;

Philadelphia, PA (9th)...since 1952;

Newark, NJ (10th)....since 1907.

Could there be a pattern here?

Notice THE LARGEST American city, NY,NY is not even on the list!


Einstein once remarked, 'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results.'

It is the poor who habitually elect Democrats---yet to this day they have remained POOR

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Who did he vote for? #4100


Meet James Miller. Why is James in the news?

A 20-year-old Cincinnati man dressed as a Breathalyzer test found himself blowing into one when Oxford police picked him up on suspicion of drunk driving Halloween night.

Oxford police arrested James P. Miller after allegedly finding him driving the wrong way down a one-way street with no headlights at about 1:30 a.m. Nov. 1., according to a police report.

Miller, who was allegedly stuffing his mouth with chewing gum, told the officer he did not have anything to drink that night, according to police.


So on November 2008, did James here vote for The Maverick or The One?

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Ohio's gaming cartel aka Issue 3


So how did Issue 3 do across the state?

Well, if you where in one of the counties who got to vote themselves a casino, you probably voted yes. If you didn't, you probably voted no. So much for a state wide issue.

The Plain Dealer with more

Yes We Can - Barack Obama Music Video 7th Grade Version

A gun refresher course

Thanks to reader Randall.......

1. "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those Who do not." Thomas Jefferson

2."Those who trade liberty for security have neither." John Adams


3. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.


4. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.


5. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.


6. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.


7.You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.

8.Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.


9. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.

10. Assault is a behavior, not a device.

11. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.

12. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. A ll Rights Reserved.

13. The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.

14. What part of 'shall not be infringed' do you NOT understand?

15. Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.

16. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.

17. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

obama.... are you with us or them?

Is it "V" or "O"?

The Gekko's watched "V" last night.

To say that it was an excellent metaphor for the Obamunists would be an understatement.

So how did the libs like it.......

Last night, ABC aired the pilot episode of a remake of “V.” I had to watch. The episode was so-so. The political drama of the original was replaced by a ham-handed metaphor for President Obama. The visitors are young, charismatic, futuristic, and have a one-worldish vision of peace. They target the young by enticing them to join an idealistic (but, in reality, sinister) youth group. A few perceptive humans warn of the dangers of hopping on the bandwagon before we know what the bandwagon is really about. The alien leader, Ana, promises to use futuristic technology to heal humans. “You mean universal health care!” gapes a reporter, who, naturally, has been co-opted by the aliens. Anna soothes skeptics by declaring that accepting change can be difficult. A small band of human resistors forms. The lead character is skeptical--what proof do you have she asks, besides some scary thing “you read on the internet.” But the seemingly hysterical message from the internet is true! The charismatic new leader is masking her true identity! The death panels are real! Etc., etc.

This is not just a right-wing worldview but the worldview of the paranoid Tea Party movement. I’m really not sure how this made it onto network television. Maybe the calculation is that Glenn Beck will start urging his viewers to watch and a ratings bonanza will ensue. (I don’t expect scientists will be the scapegoats in the new series, as the original “V” alien campaign to tar scientists as a fifth column sits uncomfortably close to the current right-wing view that the world’s leading scientific organizations are conspiring to suppress evidence that global warming is a hoax.)

No doubt the political message, blunt as it was, will pass by the vast majority of viewers. Lord knows there’s no shortage of left-wing Hollywood propaganda, most of it awful, and nearly all of it ineffectual.

Still, it’s grating that a potentially interesting concept was hijacked by right-wing political paranoia. Sci-fi battles are all interchangeable these days. What makes shows like this interesting is the social portrayal in between the battles. That social portrayal holds a lot less interest when it has sprung from the mind of Michelle Bachmann.


Sounds like a winner to me.

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Of course he did

This morning I noted that Obama didn't watch the election results last night because he wasn't on a ballot.

Well lo' and behold, what did Obama watch last night?

Himself, of course............
During the 10AM ET hour of America’s Newsroom on Fox News Channel, fill-in co-host Martha Maccallum told viewers what President Obama watched on election night while Democrats suffered big losses in New Jersey and Virginia: “Robert Gibbs said, well, he was actually watching, you know, the HBO special about his year-long campaign and how it all went.”

I guess there wasn't a mirror in the living quarters for The One to truly adore himself.

Seriously, are these people so clueless, that they can't even tell how narcissistic they truly are?

More at Newsbusters.



Conventional wisdom on conservatives

The conventional wisdom is that creepy, right wing, Christianists (as one blogger notes us) dominate the GOP and make the party unappealing to independents.

But if that's the case, how is it that nearly every state where the people vote on gay marriage they always vote against it.

Last night, even the liberal enclave of Maine, home to various liberal republicans voted against it.

It would seem to me that it's the pro gay marriage democrats who are out of the mainstream of what the public supports.

But I bet you won't here that CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN or Fox News tonight.

Life in "Progress" City

From the city of Prichard Alabama, who hasn't had a conservative run the city since the civil war.......

The city of Prichard filed for bankruptcy Tuesday in an attempt to cope with the debt created by fighting lawsuits and addressing the demands of unpaid and agitated retired city employees.

The Chapter 9 filing marks the second time in a decade that the city declared it was out of money. Mayor Ron Davis, who just two years ago helped the city pay off its creditors from the 1999 bankruptcy, blamed the latest financial crisis in part on a flawed municipal pension plan. The filing came a day before Davis and the city Finance Director Rex Williams were slated to be deposed by attorneys representing the pensioners in a lawsuit filed in August.

With the filing, that testimony will be put on hold, along with any other litigation pending against the city.

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WH Budget Director Orszag: "Deficits Are Good... We Need a Shared Sacrifice"

AC provisional voter statement

How the government counts

President Barack Obama's economic recovery program saved 935 jobs at the Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, an impressive success story for the stimulus plan. Trouble is, only 508 people work there.

The Georgia nonprofit's inflated job count is among persisting errors in the government's latest effort to measure the effect of the $787 billion stimulus plan despite White House promises last week that the new data would undergo an "extensive review" to root out errors discovered in an earlier report.

About two-thirds of the 14,506 jobs claimed to be saved under one federal office, the Administration for Children and Families at Health and Human Services, actually weren't saved at all, according to a review of the latest data by The Associated Press. Instead, that figure includes more than 9,300 existing employees in hundreds of local agencies who received pay raises and benefits and whose jobs weren't saved.

That type of accounting was found in an earlier AP review of stimulus jobs, which the Obama administration said was misleading because most of the government's job-counting errors were being fixed in the new data.

The administration now acknowledges overcounting in the new numbers for the HHS program. Elizabeth Oxhorn, a spokeswoman for the White House recovery office, said the Obama administration was reviewing the Head Start data "to determine how and if it will be counted."

But officials defended the practice of counting raises as saved jobs.


It's the same math when an increase of 1% amounts to a budget cut.

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Election round up

Apparently, Obama didn't watch the results last night. Why would he? His name wasn't on any ballots.

But maybe his advisers should let the lead marxist sled dog that his coattails extend to just above his ass.

Nice to see Cincinnati continued it's road to Detroitdom by reelecting a democratic mayor and a full complement of democratic counsel people. Of course, the city was run so well before it just seemed natural.

Dayton didn't make the same mistake, actually voting out a democratic incumbent. Hopefully, it's not too little too late.

We're going to have casinos in Ohio. That should be the final thing we need to do to keep the degenerates in the state while the good jobs & businesses keep heading south. Hey, it's worked so well for Detroit and Atlantic City.

Nice to see that Chris Christie won by such a convincing margin, not even Corzine & ACORN could steal the election from him.

Virginia, ouch. It wasn't just McDonnell. All the other state elections were 15-20 point ass kickings.

While the media wants to spin the Hoffman defeat in NY 23 as defeat of Palin, Limbaugh etc. consider this.

Hoffman got 46% of the vote despite having all of one month to campaign and no republican backing.

Dede may have won this election without Hoffman but I doubt it and conservatives would have flat out not voted for anyone; much like conservatives abandoned The Maverick last year. If she had won, republicans would never have been able to oust her. At least now, the GOP can lick it;'s chops and put together a real campaign the next go round.

Unabashed conservatism still wins in this country. Provided you prove that you are a limited government type and not one of those clowns who tax & spends like a democrat and comes home and runs as the anti gay marriage (social conservatism) candidate. Conservatives couldn't care less about those issues if you're just going to be George Voinovich.

Just ask John McCain.

When government runs health care

Thanks to reader Jeremy for the tip........
Here's the list, per a release from Rep. Mike Pence's office. My personal favorite -- #108, the "Program for treatment of child sexual abuse victims and perpetrators." Personally, I kind of like Gov. Jindal's program for the treatment of child sexual abuse perpetrators. I am curious, though, as to what Pelosi has in mind.

Maybe Republicans ought to move to strike the "and perpetrators" part of that program?

The full list after the jump...


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Let's send jobs to Mexico Act of 2009

U.S. employers who tell workers to stay home when they are sick will have to give them paid time off for up to five days under new federal legislation proposed on Tuesday.

The emergency law would cover pandemic H1N1 flu or any other infectious disease, said California Representative George Miller, a Democrat who chairs the House Education and Labor Committee and who introduced the bill.

"Sick workers advised to stay home by their employers shouldn't have to choose between their livelihood, and their co-workers' or customers' health," Miller said.

"This will not only protect employees, but it will save employers money by ensuring that sick employees don't spread infection to co-workers and customers, and will relieve the financial burden on our health system swamped by those suffering from H1N1."

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises employers to encourage sick workers to stay home so they do not spread H1N1. "But workers have been reporting that many of them are either afraid or cannot afford to take time off," Miller told reporters in a telephone briefing.

Paid sick leave is not required by U.S. laws.


Yeah and guess what, it's not required in Mexico, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, etc. They places our low skilled jobs seem to be heading.....

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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Life in "Progressive" States

You don't have to be a mental giant to understand that liberalism just doesn't work.

All you have to do is look at our cities where people who have moved out in numbers that make the Exodus look like a small block party.

And if the liberals didn't do enough to make our cities unlivable, they're moving on to states.

This narrative, which has not changed much over the past decade, is misleading and largely misstated. Net migration, both before and after the Great Recession, according to analysis by the Praxis Strategy Group, has continued to be strongest to the predominately red states of the South and Intermountain West.

This seems true even for those seeking high-end jobs. Between 2006 and 2008, the metropolitan areas that enjoyed the fastest percentage shift toward educated and professional workers and industries included nominally "unhip" places like Indianapolis, Charlotte, N.C., Memphis, Tenn., Salt Lake City, Jacksonville, Fla., Tampa, Fla., and Kansas City, Mo.

The overall migration numbers are even more revealing. As was the case for much of the past decade, the biggest gainers continue to include cities such as San Antonio, Dallas and Houston. Rather than being oases for migrants, some oft-cited magnets such as New York, Boston, Los Angeles and Chicago have all suffered considerable loss of population to other regions over the past year.

Much the same pattern emerges when you look at longer-term state demographic patterns. A recent survey by the Empire Center for New York State Policy found that the biggest net losers in terms of per capita outmigration between 2000 and 2008 were, with the exception of Louisiana, all blue state bastions. New York residents lead in terms of rate of exodus, closely followed by the District of Columbia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and California.

What's so "progressive" about people leaving?

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Buyer's remorse

Pauline McAreavy voted for President Obama. From the moment she first saw him two years ago, she was smitten by his speeches and sold on his promise of change. She switched parties to support him in the Iowa caucuses, donated money and opened her home to a pair of young campaign workers.

But by the time she received a fund-raising letter last month from the Democratic National Committee, a sense of disappointment had set in. She returned the solicitation with a handwritten note, saying, “Until I see some progress and he lives up to his promises in Iowa, we will not give one penny.”

“I’m afraid I wasn’t realistic,” Ms. McAreavy, 76, a retired school nurse, said on a recent morning on the deck of her home here in east-central Iowa.

“I really thought there would be immediate change,” she said. “Sometimes the Republicans are just as bad as Democrats. But it’s politics as usual, and that’s what I voted against.”


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Animal Farm

When pigs stand on their hind legs, they look an awful lot like Al Gore.....
Former Vice President Al Gore thought he had spotted a winner last year when a small California firm sought financing for an energy-saving technology from the venture capital firm where Mr. Gore is a partner.

The company, Silver Spring Networks, produces hardware and software to make the electricity grid more efficient. It came to Mr. Gore’s firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital providers, looking for $75 million to expand its partnerships with utilities seeking to install millions of so-called smart meters in homes and businesses.

Mr. Gore and his partners decided to back the company, and in gratitude Silver Spring retained him and John Doerr, another Kleiner Perkins partner, as unpaid corporate advisers.

The deal appeared to pay off in a big way last week, when the Energy Department announced $3.4 billion in smart grid grants. Of the total, more than $560 million went to utilities with which Silver Spring has contracts. Kleiner Perkins and its partners, including Mr. Gore, could recoup their investment many times over in coming years.


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Support your levies

I'm not all that big on advising people on how to vote levies. People have all kinds of reasons to support or not support levies and as far as I'm concerned, they're all valid.

What I don't believe is valid are the people who "support" levies but won't support the cause when they fail.

For instance, in Hamilton County we have an MR/DD levy, a library levy, a levy to support Union Terminal and a state wide bond levy to support veterans; not to mention the myriad of school levies across the state. If you are one of those types who believes strongly in these organizations, how about supporting them with cash instead of a vote. Not cash when everyone else has to kick in via a levy. But an actual check FUBU (From You By You).

During this past May's election, I read about all the greedy people who didn't support the school levy in our school district. However, if the all the people who voted for it simply kicked in the amount of the levy (about $80.00 per average household), it would have generated between 1 and 1.5 million to the schools.

You'll see that actually did practice what I preach and sent money to three different school districts across the state.

But do you think any of these other school "supporters" kicked in? Including those with children in the schools?

That would be a big negative, zero, nada, love, goose egg.

It's oh so liberal for clowns like Joe Biden and others who give a whopping 300 bucks to charity every year but criticize people who don't support high taxes as unpatriotic.

It's a huge attitude of "I can't be generous unless my neighbor is". What's that all about? And is that really support or generosity?

So here's the deal. Until you are ready and willing to support a cause with money from you own pocket regardless of whether or not your neighbor does; don't judge them.

It really says a lot more about you than them.

Gordon casts a provisional

I just got back from voting. I had to cast a provisional ballot because I had no photo ID on me.

Now, I could have copped an attitude claiming that I was be disenfranchised because I'm white or a conservative but I simply followed the instructions and voted. No big deal.

None the less, it does have me pause to ask the question how much voter fraud is occurring as a result of absentee balloting?

In Hamilton County, 70,000 ballots were distributed for early voting. I'm sure many of which were sent to residents of nursing homes where employees and douchebag children are completing them nice and democratic like.

Where's the safe guards to this voter fraud?

Monday, November 02, 2009

olberding dong

It's just a mass of protoplasm

Watch this.

Clearance sale


A photograph shot in a local K-Mart.

How on the mark is this one............

Thanks reader Bernie.

Obamacare

So when we pass this Obamacare health plan, everyone in the country will have health insurance? Right?

Not so fast.....

You may have missed it, as the Obama State-run media sycophants have worked feverishly to suppress it. One of a handful of media outlets that did publish anything on it (AP) devoted only one paragraph to this extremely important piece of news. Said paragraph reads:

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Congressional Budget Office estimate suggests very few Americans under the age of 65 would sign up for health insurance under the much-debated public option. The CBO found that the scaled back government plan in the House version of health care legislation couldn’t overtake private insurance, with only about 2 percent of Americans under the age of 65 opting in.

This is important because it completely contradicts what Obama and the White House have been saying for months…and months. Obama has alternately quoted figures of 47 and 46 millions and, then, 30 millions who are health care uninsured in the US. Suffice it to say, none of his figures come even remotely close to the truth—and now the Congressional Budget Office (headed and staffed by Obamaites) has confirmed what many of us have known all along. Note: As of July 2008, the US population was listed as 304,059,724. 2% of that figure is just over 6 millions—not 47 or even 30!

The CBO also stated that ObamaCare will be far more expensive to the consumer than is private health insurance—thus exposing yet another ObamaLie.


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Government health care at its best

I've posted my issues with vaccinations in the past. It's not that I believe in some nefarious government X-file conspiracy to poison its citizens but an utter lack of competence.

And there may be no better example than this.........

School nurses mistakenly gave the swine flu vaccine to two students who didn't sign up for it - including a Brooklyn girl with epilepsy who wound up in the hospital.

"I was outraged," Naomi Troy, 26, told the Daily News after her 6-year-old daughter, Nikiyah Torres-Pierre, had a possible allergic reaction to the shot.

Officials at Public School 335 in Crown Heights called an ambulance to take Nikiyah to SUNY Downstate Medical Center when she fell ill following the arm jab.

"My stomach was hurting, and I was itching," Nikiyah said after she was released from the hospital.

The snafu and a similar mixup at a Staten Island school came in the first days of the city's in-school H1N1 vaccination program.

City officials have stressed the vaccine is safe and urged parents to sign up for it - though less than half have sent in permission slips.

Totally safe for you; unless you get sick from it. I think I'll take my chances with the flu.

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No on 3

As I indicated in my earlier post on Issue 3, I couldn't care less if we have gambling but I would vote for a good casino bill; something we can't seem to get in the state of Ohio.

Instead of a good casino bill, we keep getting legalized gambling cartel bills.

Not only has the land for these casinos already been recognized but the owners as well. The legislation provides for Penn Gaming and Dan Gilbert to buy gaming license(s) for below what the market value should be.

The way these issues should read is this. The state of Ohio will put up for bid/auction (pick your number) licenses. That will assure the state gets the most money out of these licenses and that the market dictates the value of said licenses and that the market will dictate where these licenses go.

The jobs and tax issues are a canard. Ask yourself this question. You have $500 in discretionary income for entertainment purposes that you would spend in a casino; where are you spending that money today? Football games? The race track? Those jobs will simply be reallocated to casino jobs. It's a push at best.

In my mind, all we're doing is flopping money from one form of entertainment to another.

Besides if gambling is so great for an economy, why is Detroit still a shit hole?

Now there is the case to make that gamblers are taking their money out of state but ask yourself this question. If you live in Marietta, will you be driving to Cincinnati, Toledo, Columbus, Cleveland or West Virginia to gamble?

This legislation does nothing to address that money flight.

In addition, four different people in Cincinnati who gamble have told me flat out that even if Cincinnati gets a casino they'll still head to Indiana. Why? Because they allow smoking. Again, nothing in this law changes that.

It bothers me to no end to hear Gov. Ted cry about the reduced gaming license fees.

Hey Ted, we're going to get gambling in this state eventually, why haven't you and your douche bags in Columbus put together a good gaming bill together instead of sitting on your hands whining about this bill? By the way, what the hell have you actually done in your three years in Columbus? In my mind, your only telling achievement is state run Keno.

So once again, we get the choice of bad law v no law.

I'll go with no law for the time being.

Photo of the day


This time it will be different!

Go Bearcats Go

UC is up to 4th in the latest AP poll.

If you are one of those college football fans who believes that UC is overrated I would ask; based on what? One of my friends said, "they haven't played anybody".

So I did some research. Here are the Sagarin ratings for all the D-I and D-II teams in the country. (the Sagarins are one of the polls used in the BCS)

Here are the number of teams the top ten have played in the top 30

Florida - 2 (LSU and Tennessee)
Oregon - 4 (USC, Boise State, Utah Cal)
Alabama - 2 (Va Tech, Tennessee)
Texas - 2 (Oklahoma State, Oklahoma)
TCU - 1 (Clemson)
Boise State - 1 (Oregon)
UC - 2 (South Florida, Oregon State)
Iowa - 3 (Penn State, Wisconsin, Arizona)
USC - 5 (Oregon, Oregon State, Ohio State, Cal, Notre Dame)
GaTech - 3 (Miami, Clemson, Virginia Tech)


So let me make sure I have this right. UC has played as many tough games as Alabama, Texas, and Florida but they "haven't played any body yet".

Just so you know, the two wins in the top thirty for the Cats were USF and Oregon State; both on the road. (UC also beat Fresno State currently sitting 32 in the Sagarin's).

Somehow, the Cats beat Oregon State by a heftier margin on the west coast than USC did at home.

Well, Gordon UC hasn't played Florida, Alabama or Texas. To which I reply, These teams haven't played each other either. As it stands, only Boise State has actually beaten a team in the Top Ten (Oregon) and Oregon beat USC and USC is the only other school to play a team in the top ten (Oregon) and they lost.

I just galls me that when UC's starts to get a little love, these goofs from the major schools want to discredit them based on the system they created.

Let's have a playoff baby!

Global Warming Challenge update

Before I tabulate the score to the global warming challenge, I usually like to predict the outcome before I score it.

Usually, I'm wrong about half the time because I forgot about that two week warm or cool spell that threw off the averages. It's kind of why I do this. See, if I were a liberal, I would just parrot the idiocy of Al Gore and base my beliefs on a two week warm spell in the middle of August. I actually do the research for myself.

Regardless, I made no mistake in October, when you get frost on your windshield On October 2 and it never gets warmer than that; you can predict it pretty well.

The average high temperature for October was 62.5 degrees versus an historical high of 66.5 degrees.

The average low was 42.2 degrees versus an historical average of 44.4. That brings the score to

Warm - 9
Cool - 11

By the way, it's been how many months since that p*^%y Eric from plunderbong told me
"put my money where my mouth is"?

Where are you Eric? what little rabbit hole are you hiding in?

How to get that blood pressure up

Watch this

Rev Jeremiah Wright (introduced by Robert McChesney) at Monthly Review's 60th Anniversary from Monthly Review on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Advice for my fellow conservatives

I think it's time to quit comparing Obama to Hitler. After all, Hitler was able to bring the Olympics to Germany.

Thanks for the funny from reader Bernie

Question

I'm still trying to decide.

Is this a trailer for e science fiction series or an Obamao campaign commercial.