Saturday, June 11, 2011

Another Palin shocker

Apparently, the AP finally dug up some dirt on Sarah Palin. She's ambitious...........

Much of the country was taken by surprise when Sarah Palin became the Republican vice presidential candidate in August 2008, but newly released emails make it clear that the little-known Alaska governor was angling for the slot months before Sen. John McCain asked her to join him on the GOP ticket. Earlier that summer, Palin and her staff began pushing to find a larger audience for the governor, wedging her into national conversations and nudging the McCain campaign to notice her.

Seriously, it would have been nice if the AP would have pooled their resources to actually find Obama's college transcripts, theses, etc. before he actually became president instead of badgering a former governor who to date has the important position of being a former governor.

Could you need more proof that the mainstream media is mentally unhinged (probably explains the liberalism)?


Friday, June 10, 2011

Life in "Progress" City - NY edition

Shots rang out on a crowded Queens subway train Thursday, forcing riders to duck and run as two gangs brawled.

Riders panicked when three shots erupted from the last cars of a Manhattan-bound A train at the Howard Beach station about 6:30 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

The adversaries fled down the tracks of the 159th St. and Coleman Square elevated connecting point to the AirTrain to Kennedy Airport.

Police said they arrested three persons for trespassing on the track, but said they found no evidence of shots being fired.

Witnesses said differently.

"I heard the gunshots and everyone started to yell 'Get down! Get down!" said Genesis Fernandez, 15, of East New York. "I was really frightened."

Liberal cheating - a mental disorder

A really great take on the old "why buy the cow when the milk is free" cliche.............

As their relentless biological clocks tick towards fertility's Armageddon, these sexually "liberated" women suddenly become obsessed with their medical checkups, running to the OBGYN with neurotic frequency, to make sure their alley-cat lifestyle has not resulted in any of the dreaded, fertility-destroying sexually transmitted diseases. I've seen some of these women nearly go completely insane as they receive one of those now-common, "So sorry I may have infected you" love notes from a former "lover." It's enough to make wise women cry for them. Yes, we pity them and wonder over and over how our sisters, so smart in so many ways, could be so utterly middle-school-level stupid.

Evidently, the liberal woman is capable of the most severe form of psychological denial known to humankind. Certain that one of the men with whom she has copulated without strings will suddenly morph into a faithfully monogamous creature the minute she can convince one of them to say "I do" in front of a few witnesses, the liberal woman marches blindly down the aisle towards near-certain, adulterous doom. Yet, no amount of honest reason can dissuade liberal women from this self-destructive, moral myopia.

What other term but "morally schizoid" could possibly describe this blatantly contradictory tendency among liberal women?

Having spent their youth casually throwing their own sexual morality to the winds of fairytale "liberation," these liberal women still steadfastly cling to the faithfully monogamous ideal for that sometime-later moment when they actually do desire all the traditional things -- the husband, the kids, the white picket fence -- those pesky female-nature embedded longings, which coincidentally ensure the continuation of the human race.

It's really a great read..........

Life in "Progress" State - Illinois edition

But hey, who needs all those rich, taxpaying a-holes anyway............

The company that owns Chicago's two leading futures exchanges is weighing whether to move some operations from Illinois, citing the state's corporate tax rate increase.

"We're investigating what would be in the best interests of our shareholders," Terrence Duffy, executive chairman of CME Group Inc., said at the firm's annual meeting Wednesday, noting that such a move would not mean CME would abandon its presence in Chicago, home to its markets for more than a century.

The state in January raised the corporate income tax rate temporarily to 7 percent from 4.8. Corporations also pay a 2.5 percent tax on income, called the personal property replacement tax, which is collected by the state and flows to local governments. The two rates taken together come to 9.5 percent, the third-highest rate in the U.S., according to the Tax Foundation, a non-partisan Washington-based research group.


The party for the little people

As I've said repeatedly on this blog and to anyone who will listen.

I'm not a conservative for me. I can afford $4.00 a gal for gas. (In fact I just traded in a sub compact for a big ass pick up truck).

I'm a conservative for those in the lower middle class.

With that said, ask yourself who is hurt more by this news............
American Electric Power on Thursday announced it plans to shut down several coal-fired power plants, convert or retrofit others, and cut as many as 600 jobs in the next few years to comply with regulations proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Based on the proposed regulations, AEP will have to retire nearly 6,000 megawatts of coalfueled power generation; upgrade or install new advanced emissions reduction equipment on another 10,100 megawatts; refuel 1,070 megawatts of coal generation as 932 megawatts of natural gas capacity; and build 1,220 megawatts of natural gas-fueled generation.

The cost of AEP’s compliance plan could range from $6 billion to $8 billion in capital investment through the end of the decade. The company said high demand for labor and materials due to a constrained compliance time frame could drive actual costs higher than these estimates.

Now, if you are an Obamunist, you say "Hey look at all the jobs we're creating from that plant investment".

But that investment is going to be paid for by the people who use electricity.

And who does that impact more

An accountant in "Redville"?
An unemployed auto worker?
Don Trump?

Once again, the Obamunists would understand this if any would have taken an econ 101 course at Harvard.

They might have learned something about broken window economics.

At wiki here is a key phrase that illustrates this useless regulation.............

Whence we arrive at this unexpected conclusion: "Society loses the value of things which are uselessly destroyed;" and we must assent to a maxim which will make the hair of protectionists stand on end—To break, to spoil, to waste, is not to encourage national labour; or, more briefly, "destruction is not profit."

But hey, they're out to protect the little guy right?

Napolitano: Concentrating Terrorists Screening Efforts on Muslim Men Und...

Thursday, June 09, 2011

New Buckeye Helmet Stickers

More of the "unexpected"

Everyone in the media seems to be surprised all the time.

U.S. initial jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week, a sign that the labor market is struggling to gain traction.

Jobless claims increased by 1,000 to 427,000 in the week ended June 4, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg News projected a drop in claims to 419,000, according to the median forecast. The number of people on unemployment benefit rolls and those receiving extended payments decreased.


The Obama Magic Touch

An Ohio restaurant mentioned last week by President Barack Obama as an indirect beneficiary of the government's Chrysler bailout will go out of business Sunday after a more than 70-year history.

Co-owner Richard Lawrence of New Chet's Restaurant in Toledo says business has fallen victim to the economy and the workplace smoking ban approved by O voters in 2006. He told The Blade newspaper of Toledo on Wednesday that auto industry cutbacks also hurt.

Lawrence says he used to deliver up to $300 in food per week to Chrysler Group LLC's Jeep plant in Toledo, but now that's down to about $100 worth.

Obama visited the plant on Friday and told workers that without them, who would eat at Chet's or patronize other local businesses?

Article here

The party for the little people

Now read this piece and ask yourself. If these regulations are approved who faces the greatest impact.

1) Warren Buffett
2) a Neurosurgeon
3) a retiree living solely on social security
4) Snoop Dogg

Two new EPA pollution regulations will slam the coal industry so hard that hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost, and electric rates will skyrocket 11 percent to over 23 percent, according to a new study based on government data.

Overall, the rules aimed at making the air cleaner could cost the coal-fired power plant industry $180 billion, warns a trade group.

“Many of these severe impacts would hit families living in states already facing serious economic challenges,” said Steve Miller, president of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. “Because of these impacts, EPA should make major changes to the proposed regulations before they are finalized,” he said.

The EPA, however, tells Whispers that the hit the industry will suffer is worth the health benefits. “EPA has taken a number of sensible steps to protect public health, while also working with industry and other stakeholders to ensure that these important Clean Air Act standards—such as the first ever national Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for coal-fired power plants—are reasonable, common-sense, and achievable,” said spokesman Brendan Gilfillan.

Of course, the EPA will tell you these are not a direct tax on individuals but who do you think the utility companies will be passing the costs on to?

Obama's greatest hits

The economy is in shambles. Who would have thunk it? Well, the man tipped us off several times during his campaign. If there was only a media to report it.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

GOP campaign strategy

3 things the Weiner scandal tells us about liberals

How times have changed

So Kirsten Powers thinks Weiner should go...........

This is my general view of sex scandals. But there is lying and then there is what Weiner did. Due to nonstop meetings, I had not had time to watch his media blitz prior to my Greta interview and was slack-jawed when I saw clips of him the next day sneering and pointing fingers at other people for what he knew he had done. I am of the general view that politicians are not the most honest group of people, but, even using that very low standard, what I saw in those interviews was deeply disturbing. There is no way anyone can ever believe anything Weiner says again after that. In fact, I highly doubt that what he said in his press conference is even true.

Narcissism doesn’t begin to describe this kind of behavior. It seems there was nobody he didn’t lie to. The New York Times reported this morning that he told donors a week ago that the scandal was the result of a “vast right-wing conspiracy” and that “everything [would] be fine.” We also learned after his press conference that he coached a former porn star with whom he had communicated online on how to lie to the media.

But even if I could see past the lying and extreme narcissism that is noteworthy even by Washington standards, there is the issue of his attitude toward women. What has emerged is a picture of a predator trolling the Internet for women—some half his age—with which to engage in cybersex. We know only about the women who were responsive to his overtures. The odds are very high that he struck out with many, and other women were victim to his unsolicited sex talk. Women should be able to “friend” a married—or unmarried—congressman on Facebook or follow him on Twitter without fear of being the recipient of lewd talk or behavior. Just because a woman “likes” your video on Facebook doesn’t mean you can send her a picture of your penis. This is textbook sexual harassment. It may not be illegal, but it’s definitely unethical. He is in a position of influence, and many women—especially a 21-year-old—would be afraid to report a congressman doing that to them because he holds so much power. Also, he claims none of the women he contacted were underage, but how could he possibly know that?

Her arguments above sound an awful lot like a similar case in the 1990's with her former boss (one B.J Clinton) except we need to change the word "lie" to the word "perjury".

Remember when BJ sent his subordinates (Madeline Albright, Janet Reno et al) to advance his perjury, or how he waved that forefinger claiming "I did not have sexual relations.......", or how about the other claims of sexual abuse and/or outright rape allegations; talk about misogyny.

In addition, I seem to remember that whole "right wing conspiracy" tripe being laid out by the Billary.

Now Kirsten wasn't on Fox News back then so I wouldn't know how she felt about her boss getting hummers in the Oval Office from a girl half his age but I'm thinking she was more than willing to give the Billary a big time pass.

So can conservatives use the argument that "it's not the sex.... it's the perjury" since we weren't allowed to 15 years ago.


Wis. Union Protesters Disrupt Special Olympics Ceremony

Reason #416 why you should hate public unions.

Jamie Dimon Questions Ben Bernanke on New Bank Rules

Probably a question that needed an answer before they passed it.

But in the words of Nancy Lollapelosi "you have to pass it before you know what's in it"

American Crossroads "Debbie Downer"

Where are they going to work?

So Obama's solution to the lack of jobs? Train the unemployed so they can at least be skilled unemployed............

As public dismay over his handling of the economy is on the rise, President Obama will announce a new job training program Wednesday at a Washington, D.C.-area community college.

White House officials say that Mr. Obama will be joined at the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College by various business leaders to discuss a manufacturing sector job credentialing program. "[T]his is the type of mobilization and all-hands-on-deck effort that is so needed in this economy," National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling told reporters Tuesday, adding, "particularly at this moment and particularly as we hope to see the continued strength that we've seen over the last year in the manufacturing sector and manufacturing jobs."

By asking employers what skill sets they seek from applicants and working with community colleges to offer credentialing in those courses, officials say it's possible they can fill the void.

Frankly, we have huge number of educated college grads who can't get jobs.

How about creating an environment where those talents are actually needed by businesses.


Four more years of Bush

Remember the good old days when gas was $2.00 a gallon and the world hated our cowboy like president? I guess only the gas price has changed......

President Barack Obama vowed to show a different face to the world than George W. Bush — and it turns out to be a far less chummy one when it comes to personal diplomacy.

Obama’s demeanor on the international stage may be more appealing to Europeans and others irritated by Bush’s cowboy persona, but in terms of the one-on-one relationship building that can be a potent diplomatic lever for any president, the Democrat is practically an introvert compared with his world-class schmoozing predecessor.

That’s what made Obama’s dinner on Monday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at an upscale Georgetown restaurant stand out.

More than two years into his term, Obama cuts the image of an all-business envoy, seldom going outside normal business hours to turn on the charm with other heads of state. He appears to have built few deep personal bonds with foreign leaders, and his forays into public diplomacy — a burger run last year with Russia’s Dmitry Medvedev and a game of Ping-Pong last month with Britain’s David Cameron — are notable for their rarity.

Bush, by contrast, bonded with Britain’s Tony Blair at Camp David, took Japan’s Junichiro Koizumi on a tour of Graceland, strolled hand-in-hand with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah at the president’s Texas ranch, looked into the eyes of Russia’s Vladimir Putin during another ranch summit to “get a sense of his soul,” and visited the family hacienda of Mexico’s Vicente Fox to pay respects to his mother.


Life in "Progress" City - Chicago edition

Why would you want to live in the city?

Maybe it's the safe neighborhoods............
Unless you’ve got it like Russell Simmons and can pay for a bodyguard, every black parent who is raising a teenager in a predominantly black environment has to be worried.

It is just not possible to keep your eyes on a teenager 24/7.

And there are black single mothers all over America who are doing the best they can to raise their sons to manhood, and those sons are being cut down because getting them to that promised land is getting a lot harder.

When my sons wanted to go out with friends on a Saturday night, I would give them their marching orders and a curfew. Now a mother has to practically sprinkle holy water on a son before she lets him walk out the door.

Last weekend it was Ryan Royall, a 17-year-old aspiring college basketball player. Royall had just finished his junior year at Hillcrest High School when he was gunned down after leaving a party.

The young black man’s death is the result of a “senseless shooting” at the kind of milestone event that we all remember. Royall and his friends went to a birthday party at the Ho-Chunk Sports and Expo Center in Lynwood. The facility was rented out for a 16-year-old’s birthday party.

Or maybe's it's the muggings on buses.........

In two separate incidents, as many as 15 teens have stormed Chicago Transit Authority buses, attacked their victims and darted off with cell phones and other electronic devices, authorities said Tuesday.

Both incidents were near the University of Illinois at Chicago campus, prompting city and campus authorities to issue community alerts.

In the first attack, near West Roosevelt Road and South Loomis Street at about 11:40 p.m. Saturday, a victim was struck multiple times before the thieves ran off with his cell phone.

About 25 minutes later, near South Racine Avenue and West 13th Street, a student said he was sitting on a No. 12 bus when as many as 15 black boys and young men boarded the bus without paying. The student was hit in the back of his head with a glass bottle and was robbed of his iPod, said UIC police.

I think I'll just cling to my guns and God out here in "Redville".

Stuff liberals run - Student loans

As you read this ask yourself the question. If this woman had borrowed the money from Carmine the loan shark would the collection efforts have been more or less aggressive............

A father was dragged from his home and handcuffed in front of his children by a SWAT team looking for his estranged wife - to collect her unpaid student loans.

A stunned Kenneth Wright had his front door kicked in by the raiding party at 6 am yesterday before being dragged onto his front porch, handcuffed and led to a police car with his three children.

He says he was then detained for six hours while officers looked for his wife - who no longer lives at the house.

See, if Bank of America did this to collect on a delinquent car loan, these folks would be millionaires as we speak.

But if you owe the government. Well, let's just say you're in deep shit.......

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Life in "Progress" State - CA edition

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

Ideas matter, particularly when colored by religious fanaticism, wreaking havoc even in the most favored of places. Take, for instance, Iran, a country blessed with a rich heritage and enormous physical and human resources, but which, thanks to its theocratic regime, is largely an economic basket case and rogue state.

Then there’s California, rich in everything from oil and food to international trade and technology, but still skimming along the bottom of the national economy. The state’s unemployment rate is now worse than Michigan’s and ahead only of neighboring Nevada. Among the nation’s 20 largest metropolitan regions, four of the six with the highest unemployment numbers are located in the Golden State: Riverside, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. In a recent Forbes survey, California was home to six of the ten regions where the economy is poised to get worse.

One would think, given these gory details, California officials would be focused on reversing the state’s performance. But here, as in Iran, officialdom focuses more on theology than on actuality. Of course, California’s religion rests not on conventional divinity but on a secular environmental faith that nevertheless exhibits the intrusive and unbending character of radical religion.

As with its Iranian counterpart, California’s green theology often leads to illogical economic and political decisions. California has decided, for example, to impose a rigid regime of state-directed planning related to global warming, making a difficult approval process for new development even more onerous. It has doubled-down on climate change as other surrounding western states — such as Nevada, Utah and Arizona — have opted out of regional greenhouse gas agreements.

The notion that a state economy — particularly one that has lost over 1.15 million jobs in the past decade — can impose draconian regulations beyond those of their more affluent neighbors, or the country, would seem almost absurd.

Californians are learning what ideological extremism can do to an economy. In the Islamic Republic, crazy theology leads to misallocating resources to support repression at home and terrorism abroad In California green zealots compel companies to shift their operations to states that are still interested in growing their economy — like Texas. The green regime is one reason why CEO Magazine has ranked California the worst business climate in the nation.

Read the whole thing.......

Life in "Progress" City - New London CT edition

You may remember New London as the victorious party in the Kelo v New London Supreme Court decision.

Of course, the Supreme ruled that new London had more knowledge of how best to use a private individual's property than the individual's who actually owned it.

So how's that knowledge working out?

Well the city spent 11 million dollars on a port-o-let disguised as a whale tail...........

Tuesday morning, two downtown office workers were enjoying their coffee break on the Parade plaza at the foot of State Street.

Susan Mumford and Gayle Boudreau love the openness of the redesigned space, the flowers spilling out of pots and the water flowing over the whale tail sculpture.

They were disappointed when the city shut off the fountain this weekend after an intoxicated homeless man was discovered last week washing off in the fountain after defecating in his pants. But they were not surprised.

They said they have seen people drinking, urinating and fighting on the Parade.

"I know they're trying to make it nice and attract people here,'' Boudreau said. "But who wants to come here and read a book if you have drunk people falling down the stairs or yelling at you?''

Early Friday morning, Deputy Police Chief Marshall Segar was driving by when he saw a man in the fountain.

Andrew Cook, 47, who has no fixed address, had defecated in his pants and was washing himself off in the fountain, police said. He was taken to the hospital for an evaluation and was charged with disorderly conduct. He was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for second-degree threatening.



The Obamunists

Boy how is it that business owners and executives believe the Obamunists are anti business.

Well when you appoint people like this clown to be you commerce secretary it says a lot.

Watch the video............

What's interesting is that back in 2001 John Bryson was named the worst-valued chief executive when he was CEO of Edison Internaional.

Seems like the perfect appointee to get commerce going in this country.

Animal Farm

Because some animals are more equal than others.............

The California state Senate voted 28-8 Wednesday to exempt itself from the pointless gun-control laws that apply to the rest of the populace. Legislators apparently think they alone are worthy to pack heat on the streets for personal protection, and the masses ought to wait until the police arrive.


Richest Counties

So where are the richest counties in the US?

I'm thinking probably where all those hedge fund whores live around NYC.

Or maybe Silicon Valley where all those tech gurus reside.

Or maybe Texas where all those JR Ewing oil company types live

But I would be wrong.

Five of the top 10 wealthiest counties in the country surround Washington DC, where they produce what?

If you want to get a sense of what an economic powerhouse Washington has become in recent years, look no further than the Virginia suburb of Falls Church City.

Boasting a strong school system and positioned about six miles from the nation's capital, Falls Church has for years enticed rich families, making it the nation's richest county with median annual household income of $113,313.


Liberalism = Projection

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on GOP support of voter ID laws ...........

"You have the Republicans, who want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws and literally-and very transparently-block access to the polls to voters who are more likely to vote for Democratic candidates than Republican candidates.

"Photo I.D. laws, we think, are very similar to a poll tax. Just look at African-American voters as a snapshot. About 25 percent of African-American voters don't have a valid photo I.D ... the reason it's similar to a poll tax is because you've got the expense. You've got the effort."

Now isn't it racist to just assume that that blacks can do the minimum and have an ID to vote?

Sounds like Debbie's kind of racist to me.


Energy Secretary Chu Brainwash Children for Global Warming

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Obama "not concerned" about double-dip recession

Of course he's not concerned. He's got a job for the next two years

What do you call a 2011 college graduate?

A barista

It seems only fitting that the dumb asses who supported this clown bear the brunt of his policies.

At least they're not leaving all together

A survey of 1,300 employers finds that 30 percent will “definitely or probably” stop offering health insurance to their employees due to new requirements imposed by the Obamacare health reform law.

The survey, conducted by business journal McKinsey Quarterly, found that contrary to government estimates a large percentage of employers will drop their employee health plans, forcing employees to buy coverage on the government-mandated insurance exchanges.

“Overall, 30 percent of employers will definitely or probably stop offering ESI [Employer Sponsored Insurance] in the years after 2014,” the study found.

In fact, among companies who are most familiar with the laws mandates and regulations, 60 percent would drop employee health plans because of the law.

I just wonder how many companies will move their operations out of the country so they don't have to deal with any of this.


Life in "Progress" State - California edition

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

A Latino gang conspired to rid a Southern California city of blacks through intimidation, threats and violence dating back to the early 1990s, according to a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday.

More than 50 people were charged as authorities made early morning raids targeting the Azusa 13 gang.

Federal prosecutors said the gang engaged in a host of crimes ranging from drug trafficking to hate crimes that have hobbled Azusa, a city of about 45,000 residents near Los Angeles.

Question of the day

I'm wondering if I'm racist for thinking that the service in Chipotle was better when the stores were manned by illegals rather than the young people who've wrapped their earlobes around a spinning hubcap?

Sgt. Schultz on Arnold Horshack

Freedom in the 50 States 2011

GAOP (Generally Accepted Obama Principles)

Wow!!!! Even the Washington Post is calling bullshit on the Obamunists accounting of the auto bailout...........

With some of the economic indicators looking a bit dicey, President Obama traveled to Ohio last week to tout what the administration considers a good-news story: the rescue of the domestic automobile industry. In fact, he also made it the subject of his weekly radio

We take no view on whether the administration’s efforts on behalf of the automobile industry were a good or bad thing; that’s a matter for the editorial pages and eventually the historians.

But we are interested in the facts the president cited to make his case.

What we found is one of the most misleading collections of assertions we have seen in a short presidential speech. Virtually every claim by the president regarding the auto industry needs an asterisk, just like the fine print in that too-good-to-be-true car loan.

Let’s look at the claims in the order in which the president said them.

“Chrysler has repaid every dime and more of what it owes American taxpayers for their support during my presidency — and it repaid that money six years ahead of schedule. And this week, we reached a deal to sell our remaining stake. That means soon, Chrysler will be 100 percent in private hands.”

Wow, “every dime and more” sounds like such a bargain. Not only did Chrysler pay back the loan, with interest — but the company paid back even more than they owed. Not so fast. The president snuck in the
weasel words “during my presidency” in his statement. What does that

According to the White House, Obama is counting only the $8.5 billion loan that he made to Chrysler, not the $4 billion that President George W. Bush extended in his last month in office. However, Obama was not a disinterested observer at the time. According to The Washington Post
on the Bush loan, the incoming president called Bush’s action a “necessary step . . . to help avoid a collapse of our auto industry that would have had devastating consequences for our economy and our workers.”


Of course it's popular

A couple of weeks ago, I happened to surf on William Shatner's interview with Jerry Springer.

Paraphrasing Springer, many of the programs that are so popular today were programs liberals championed and conservatives resisted. Well, just look and Social Security and Medicare.

Clue phone to liberals lots of programs are popular when people get more than they kicked in. The only problem is that they are unsustainable........

The federal government's financial condition deteriorated rapidly last year, far beyond the $1.5 trillion in new debt taken on to finance the budget deficit, a USA TODAY analysis shows.

The government added $5.3 trillion in new financial obligations in 2010, largely for retirement programs such as Medicare and Social Security. That brings to a record $61.6 trillion the total of financial
promises not paid for.

Now look at the mess we have when the people who have been footing the bill for past recipients get nothing. Just how popular will that program be Jerry?


Monday, June 06, 2011

What the hell does that mean?

Whenever I hear this particular phrase from a politician, I want to throw up.

By now it looks like Weiner is copping to his weiner's actions with this pithy statement..........

"I deeply regret what I have done and I am not resigning. I have made it clear I am accepting responsibility for this."

What the hell does "accepting responsibility" mean to these clowns?

John Edwards dropped the same line last week when addressing the payments to his slut. Janet Reno "accepted responsibility" for torching 250+ Branch Davidians.

I can't help but think back in time when I would break a neighbor's window throwing a baseball. I should have dropped the line, "I'm not paying for the window but I want to be clear that I'm accepting responsibility for my actions." I'm guessing that my parents would have had a different meaning to the terms right up to the point that I received an ass kicking.

See in my caveman mind "accepting responsibility" means manning up and dealing with the consequences. What consequences have any of these people suffered from their "acceptance of responsibility".

Even more. When will a media member have the balls to ask the question "What does accepting responsibility actually mean to you?"

The crap that Wiener did was not earth shattering but this guy is 48 freakin' years old. He's actually acting like a teenager. If you are one of his supporters, don't you think he lacks the maturity to be one of 435 person responsible for the country's direction?

But then again, he's accepting responsibility.

See you at the office tomorrow Anthony .

Who did they vote for? #41999

Meet Mother of the year, Tasha Parsons. Why is Tasha in the news?

Murder charges have been filed against the woman accused of beating her son for hours on end for taking her percocet pills.

29-year-old Tasha Parsons was charged Monday by the Decatur County Prosecutor's Office. 30-year-old Waldo Jones, a man who had been living with Parsons and her children for nearly 12 months, was charged with neglect of a dependant causing death.

According to police, the beating took place the afternoon of June 3rd. Investigators say Devin Parsons was beaten by his mother using her hands, feet, a belt, and a metal tray.

Now does anyone want to wager dollars that this idiot was on some public assistance to fuel her drug habit?

But wait. Like most of these babes, there's a boyfriend (not baby daddy) involved. Meet Waldo.........

Now in the 2008 election, did these two brain surgeons vote for Obama or McCain?

Shields and Brooks on Jobless Rate

Isn't it funny how the framing is that Obama is a victim of a poor economy not and that his policies might actually be responsible for such....

Poor David Brooks. Choosing a presidential based on the crease in his trousers just wasn't the litmus test he thought it was.

Let me ask this question. I think we can all agree with the basic supply demand curve; When prices go up demand goes down and vice versa.

For instance, increase taxes on cigarettes people smoke less. Increase taxes on gasoline, people drive less.

Then riddle me this Batman, what would you expect to happen to the demand for labor when you increase the costs of such?

Hint..... companies won't hire more people.

Defending the indefensible

About six years ago, I was in such financial hardship I took a second job in the meat department of a large grocery chain.

As part of my employment, I was required to pass a drug screening.

Now, in my mind, if I have to pass a drug test to load hot dogs on a shelf, I don't think it's asking too much for a welfare recipient to pass a drug screen for the benefits that working stiff is paying for.

But apparently, that's too much to ask someone on the dole............

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday defended recent legislation that requires adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screenings, saying the law provides "personal accountability."

"It's not right for taxpayer money to be paying for somebody's drug addiction," Scott told CNN's T.J. Holmes on Sunday. "On top of that, this is going to increase personal responsibility, personal accountability. We shouldn't be subsidizing people's addiction."

But the ACLU of Florida, which has already filed suit against Scott over a measure requiring government employees to undergo random drug testing, disagrees, and may sue over the welfare law as well.

"What (Scott) is doing is giving ugly legitimacy to an unfortunate stereotype that has been in this country for a couple of decades -- that all welfare recipients are a bunch of drug abusers," said Howard Simon, executive director of the ACLU of Florida.

Scott told CNN he wants to ensure that welfare funds go to their primary target -- to disadvantaged children -- and provide people with an incentive not to use drugs. He signed the measure on June 1, calling it "the right thing for taxpayers."

Under the law, which takes effect on July 1, the Florida Department of Children and Family Services will be required to conduct the drug tests on adults applying to the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. The aid recipients would be responsible for the cost of the screening, which they would recoup in their assistance if they qualify.