Friday, June 08, 2012

Life in "Progress" City - DC edition

From drug possession to tax fraud, city officials in Washington, D.C. are notorious for being less than law abiding.

In the past four years half of D.C.'s top government officials, including D.C. councilmembers and the mayor, have been under investigation by either federal authorities or the D.C. board of elections. Two have resigned and two have served prison time.

Another name was added to the ever-growing list of indicted district leaders this week when D.C.'s council chairman resigned and pled guilty charges of bank fraud. 


Obama on National Security Leaks

Some points on this

1) If your administration didn't authorize these leaks then why wouldn't you agree to an independent council to find out who's responsible and rid them from your administration?

2) Doesn't your administration's inability to keep these leaks from happening say something about your leadership?

3) Does this guy really sound all that intelligent?

With unemployment at 8.2%, President Obama thinks "the private sector is...

Who's out of touch?

Life in "Progress" City - LA edition

Planned Parenthood and the Los Angeles Unified School District have teamed up in an unusual collaboration to reduce the number of unplanned teen pregnancies at Roosevelt High School.

Students can visit the on-campus health clinic to get free birth control, pregnancy tests, counseling and screening for sexually transmitted diseases – the first program of its kind in the country, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Birth rates among teenagers are down throughout California and Los Angeles County, but certain areas within the county, like the heavily Latino and low-income neighborhood around Roosevelt High School, buck that trend.

What does a heavily Latino neighborhood have to do with it? That sounds pretty racist to me.


Life in "Progress" City - Detroit edition

Detroit will run out of cash a week from today if a lawsuit challenging the validity of the city's consent agreement with the state is not withdrawn, city officials said this morning.

Jack Martin, the city’s new chief financial officer, said the city will be broke by June 15 but should be able to make payroll for its employees. He said the city will be operating in a deficit situation if the state withholds payments on a portion of the $80 million in bond money needed to help keep the city afloat.

The battle ultimately could lead to an emergency manager if state officials deem the city to be in violation of the consent agreement that gives the state significant control over Detroit’s finances.

Deputy Treasurer Thomas Saxton told the city Thursday that the lawsuit against the consent agreement could force the state to hold back $80 million in revenue sharing that was used, essentially, as collateral for interim refinancing of bonds issued in March so Detroit would not run out of cash.

Detroit has already used $35 million of the $80 million. The money is in an escrow account, but based on Saxton's letter city officials will not be able to draw down any more of the money, Martin said.

“If our city runs out of money, there is no bigger crisis that we would have in our city,” Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said this morning, adding that his frustration level is “off the charts.”

Will someone remind me of who the republican responsible for this mess!


Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The Whole Truth

Woman Slaps Wisconsin's Tom Barrett After His Concession Speech

These are the creeps the democrats have bred for three generations now. It feels good to watch it backfire on them.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Congratulations Brannon Kidder

During my time in Lancaster Ohio, our track teams were like the Yankees of Ohio track and field.

My best high school 800 time would have won me some collegiate D-3 or D-2 national titles and yet I was just another guy on the team back then.

We had studs like John Zishka, Clark Haley, Dave Agosta, Barry Walker on our teams that won a state championship in 1980.

Later came another wave of guys; my brother Dave Valentine and Doug Conroy.

Last weekend, flashes of Lancaster glory return when Brannon Kidder won the 1600 and 800 meter runs in the Boys D-1 state championship.

In addition, he anchored a winning 4x800 relay on Friday.

Congratulations to Brannon, thanks for letting me crank up Glory Days on my 8 track player.


Ouch! Juan Williams Mocks Latest Obama Ad With 'Dr. Evil' Anna Wintour

Really. How bad is it when we conservatives are putting these ads on their own blogs so we can make fun of them?

Even Juan Williams is impressed with the ineptitude.

Obama Economic Plan Go Buy A Thingamajig

Seriously, how can Romney lose to this guy?