Saturday, August 18, 2012

Michelle Antoinette

Caleb Bonham asks Obama supporters about Ann Romney

"Serious Questions"

Obama spokesperson says $700 bilion raided from medicare not necessary

Why would you build a factory in this country.....

When you can build and run the same factory somewhere else a hell of a lot cheaper............

Ron Portman on what a second term looks like for the Obamunists.......

Then there is the mega-rule on the shelf at the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) that could block business expansion in many areas of the country. Proposed in 2010, the Ozone Rule would impose a limit on ozone (which creates haze from emissions from cars, power plants and factories) so strict that up to 85% of
U.S. counties monitored by the EPA would be in violation. 

Susan Dudley, a regulatory economist at George Washington University who served in the previous administration, notes that this rule would force many communities "to forego productive investment and hiring decisions in order to spend hundreds of billions of dollars per year in vain attempts to meet unachievable standards."

The EPA itself says the rule could impose up to $90 billion in yearly costs on manufacturers and other employers. Last September, after months of public outcry, the White House instructed the EPA to put the rule on ice until 2013, when it will be "revisited." 

Also on the Obama EPA's to-do list for 2013 is a new rule that its regulators admit could increase costs for energy consumers and others by as much as $4.5 billion per year, depending on how it's implemented. The rule targets equipment that power plants and manufacturing facilities use to draw in water to prevent overheating, even though those intake systems are not harmful to human health or water quality.

Last year the EPA estimated that this new rule would cost $1 for every three cents in benefits. More recently, the EPA has proposed the use of public-opinion surveys with hypothetical scenarios that boost the alleged benefits of its proposed regulation by nearly 14,000%. This is another example of a major regulation put off until next year, ensuring that Americans won't learn about its effect on their electricity bills until after the election.

Now ask yourself this question who gets hurt more in these regulations,

1) Harvey Keitel
2) A radiologist
3) Katy Perry
4) an autoworker


Life in "Progress" State - California edition

Last night, I was venting my frustration to reader Tim about the media's overwhelming lack of interest in calling out failures in liberal run areas and how that compares to our national politics.

For instance, if the feds seized the total wealth of every billionaire in this country, it would wipe out the deficit for all of about a couple of weeks. It's not a revenue issue. This out of control spending will come to an end...... by choice or by force.

Medicare and Social Security cannot continue in theirs current states reform of some kind is needed yet they seem hell bent on portraying the guy with a plan as a some kind of senior killing thug as compared to the guy with absolutely no plan.

Why isn't someone challenging the case to the Obamunists that lefty policies don't, can't, or won't work and why aren't they doing something to correct that.

How many examples of failed liberal policies do you need before you answer the clue phone. We've got entire continents (the Euro zone) ready to implode from rampant deficit spending. We've got countries (PIIGS, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain). We've got Cities (Detroit and half the cities in California). Finally......... we have states...............

Most Californians live within about 50 miles of its majestic coastline — for good reason. The California coastline is blessed with arguably the most desirable climate on Earth, magnificent beaches, a backdrop of snow-capped mountains and natural harbors in San Diego, Long Beach and San Francisco. There is no mystery why California’s population and economy boomed after the Second World War.

The Golden State was aptly named. Its Gold Rush of 1849 was followed a century later by massive growth in the 1950s and 60s. Education in California became the envy of the world. Stanford became the Harvard of the West. A college education at the University of California and California State University systems was inexpensive. The Community College system that fed its universities was ostensibly free.

California’s public school system led the nation in innovation and almost all of its classrooms were new. The highway system that moved California’s automobile-driven commerce eliminated the need for public transportation systems like New York and Chicago. The fertile soil of the Central Valley became the breadbasket of the world.

The next golden wave in the 1980s grew from former orchards south of San Francisco known as Silicon Valley. Intel and other companies led the world’s computer and software revolution. In the 1990s, the dot-com revolution brought immense wealth to more Californians. Its innovators, Google, Apple and others, ushered in the Internet Era. The 2000s brought the greatest housing and mortgage boom in the nation’s history, with innovation centered in Orange County. California was truly the Golden State.

Why then would the author have the temerity to ask, “When did Californians become Stupid?” And: Is California the next Detroit?

Unique oblivion

Californians, due to their golden history, live in unique oblivion. When the Tea Party movement caused a political tsunami that swept more than 60 incumbents from political office in 2010, the wave petered out at California’s state line. There was no effect on the 2010 election that saw Democrats take every elected office in the state.

California voters rejected Meg Whitman, the billionaire founder of Ebay, in favor of Jerry Brown. Gov. Brown signed into law a “high-speed rail” bill that will spend $6 billion (the state does not have) to build a train between Fresno and Bakersfield — not Los Angeles and San Francisco, as promised.

Really an excellent, must read.............

Thursday, August 16, 2012

John Galt is one fast SOB

As the post-Olympics glow fades, U.K. policy makers are trying to figure out how to keep the flame of British sports burning. They could start by changing Her Majesty's tax laws. After Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won his third gold in London last week, reporters asked him why he doesn't compete in the U.K. more often. "As soon as the law changes I'll be here all the time," he said.

Punitive tax policy had kept the world's fastest man from competing in Blighty for the past three years. Explaining Mr. Bolt's decision to skip a 2010 race in London, his agent told reporters: "He will earn a lot less by competing in Britain if he maintains his current endorsement level." Mr. Bolt competed in Paris that August instead.


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How do you sign the word idiot?

I'm pretty sure Biden just did it.

Was she just born that way?

My bride, the Lovely Mrs. Gekko, works with a number of gays in her profession (she's an RN). We've had lots of conversations with her friends about their lifestyles and inevitably someone drops the "we were just born that way" bomb into the conversation.

Here are my questions about that.

1) If you are a man and you find other men attractive, why does that make you prone to like Barbra Streisand, Cher, Lady Gaga and Judy Garland?

2) Why are so many gays concentrated in the hospitality, entertainment and medical fields? If it's simply a matter of being attracted to men are you born into the modeling field as well?

3) I would think that if you are a lesbian, you would be attracted to women with hyper feminine qualities; not women who look like men. What's up with that?

4) Are bisexuals "born that way"?

5) What the hell is it that has gay men hooking up in parks, public restrooms and roadside rests? What's wrong with bars? I can't even go into a park on a nice day to read a paper without being labeled as gay or a child molester.

6) If we really have no control over our sexuality, why do we make unforced sex with minors against the law? Aren't child molesters just "born that way".

7) My wife and I are privy to three people who "came out" only to be involved in a heterosexual relationship right afterwards. Are those people just born that way? 

8) Are "pansexuals" just born that way? What the hell is a "pansexual" you may ask.

Democrat Mary Gonzalez was the first lesbian to openly serve in the Texas House of Representatives, and now she’s becoming the first “pansexual,” too.
“During the campaign if I had identified as pansexual, I would have overwhelmed everyone…Now that I’m out of the campaign, I’m completely much more able to define it,” she explained.
So what, exactly, is a “pansexual”?  And how is it different from “bisexual”?
The Huffington Post summarizes:
Though many might describe Gonzalez’s orientation as bisexual, pansexuals don’t believe in a “gender binary,” and hence can be attracted to all gender identities.
Gonzalez specified to the Voice that she doesn’t believe in a gender binary because “gender identity isn’t the defining part of my attraction,” and that she never fully embraced the term “lesbian.” Although she came out as bisexual at age 21, Gonzalez said she has also dated transgender and “gender-queer” people, in addition to women.
Gonzalez… continued: “As I started to recognize the gender spectrum and dated along the gender spectrum, I was searching for words that connected to that reality, for words that embraced the spectrum. At the time I didn’t feel as if the term bisexual was encompassing of a gender spectrum that I was dating and attracted to.“  [Emphasis added]
As Gonzalez defines it, apparently a “pansexual” is attracted to men, women, men who identify as women, women who identify as men, and everything in between, because they don’t recognize “gender binaries.”

So instead of LGBT we now have LGBTPGQ, How do we incorporate gender binaries into the mix?

Seriously, are we all going to regret the days of "Don't ask, Don't tell"? If not, let me tell you about my fetishes some time. Let's start with the "Cincinnati Steamer" (seriously, I just heard that term for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Unbelievable)



I just don't understand why it's so difficult for your average journalist to wrap their brains around this concept............

Obama: If you're "lucky enough"... To Be in the Upper 2%

Monday, August 13, 2012

Bumper sticker

As I read this article on the auto bailouts I noticed this excerpt

Taxpayers incurred a $1.3 billion loss on the $12.5 billion bailout of Chrysler.

Maybe we need to come up with a bumper sticker that says.

Even Jimmy Carter made money on his Chrysler deal!

Who will she vote for? #1000

Met unidentified a-hole.

Why are she and her comrades in the news.............

Vlad Rudnitsky built a duplex on land that was purchased from a bank that had foreclosed upon Alicia Jackson, the previous owner of the property. After pouring money into the property, developing the property and employing builders, Occupiers began squatting in the furnished home and causing massive property damage in the process.

When Rudnitsky realized there was someone inside the home, he called police. When police entered, they discovered Derek Zika, a 24 year-old Occupier who remained to guard the house. The front of the duplex was covered with a huge banner that read, “Together we are unevictable.” The Occupiers claim that the land was illegally foreclosed on, and that they’re “reclaiming” the duplex to create a community center. The trespassers tore down a fence that had recently been put up, wrecked the furniture that was in the duplex, broke open the lock boxes for the rental property, and when Zika was arrested, he had the necessary hardware to change the locks and lock the actual owner out.

So in the upcoming election will this honey be voting for Obama or Romney?



So Obama wants to shine the magic he presided over the auto bailout to other industries.

 If we had an honest media, he wouldn't be bragging about that now..........  

The Treasury Department says in a new report the government expects to lose more than $25 billion on the $85 billion auto bailout. That's 15 percent higher than its previous forecast. 

In a monthly report sent to Congress on Friday, the Obama administration boosted its forecast of expected losses by more than $3.3 billion to almost $25.1 billion, up from $21.7 billion in the last quarterly update. 


President Obama Highlights Paul Ryan's Efforts to Save Medicare & Social...

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Olympic recap

The Lovely Mrs. Gekko is glad that the Olympics (or the "hey, aren't there more gymnastics we can show" as NBC likes to call it) are over.

Some of my thoughts.

Apparently, some reporter was upset that Lolo Jones got too much undeserved attention because she's attractive and because she's a devout Christian. Geez, she's only the 4th best hurdler in the world. What an attention whore? Why you'd think she was a Kardashian.

But what better way of calling out someone's undeserved attention by giving her........more undeserved attention.

I'll do the writer a favor. I won't draw attention to his undeserved column by linking to it or mentioning his name.


How is it that NBC had all these hundreds of hours of coverage and yet I seemed to see more different sports back in the old ABC days when they just had the one over the air network?

The fact that I know who Teofila Stevenson  and Vasily Alekseyev are and I couldn't name one person in those sports today says it all.


I like to say that I'm an active boycotter of all things NBC but the truth is I haven't had the TV in my mancave tuned to NBC in years because there isn't one show on that network worth watching. When the Olympics started, I had forgot that I had blocked our NBC affiliate on the TV. I took me an hour to figure out how to unblock it.

Seeing all the promo's for this year's shows tells me there's still no reason to tune in. Seriously, I can watch one 30 second promo and tell that a show stinks and yet so called professionals can't figure it out?


Nice to see someone drug George Michael out of rehab or maybe Dr. Drew was on vacation.


I don't know what I will do to annoy Mrs. Gekko after the games are over. Singing that Human League song over and over was getting it done.


Naomi Campbell was in the house. I'm sure she was just there to return those blood diamonds to the Liberian athletes.


Great to see the American distance runners do well. It got to the point that if an East African didn't take all the medals, it was an upset.


NBC did a feature on a gay Australian diver who "came out". It's funny, I couldn't care less who he sleeps with and here's a partial list of other athletes who I don't care who they sleep with. Usain Bolt, Tyson Gay (get it?), Hope Solo, Serena Williams, Missy Franklin among others.

For a group of people who insist on people "keeping out of their bedrooms" they sure seem hell bent on making sure we know what happens in theirs. I'm still a huge fan of the "I'm not askin', thank you for not tellin'" rule of sexuality.......... Especially when I'm watching a diving competition.


At first I wasn't a fan of Oscar Pistorius in the games. In my mind, they have the para olympic games  for people with disabilities. My main fear was that as technology improves I can see a future where it might be to someone's advantage to cut off their legs for a competitive advantage.

If you think I'm an idiot you need look no further than Octomom to prove my point.

However, seeing him run was inspiring and an great addition to the games.


Was that Michael Phelps in the closing ceremony holding a bong in one hand and a Subway footlong in the other?


Every Olympics, I seem to take a particular interest in a certain sport. This time it was volleyball..... real volleyball..... not that beach crap. Did you see that 7'2" Russian? There's no way in hell I'm going to get my face in the way of one of his kill shots.


Speaking of beach volleyball. My wife was surprised that I wasn't into checking out women in bikini's.In my opinion beach volleyball is a sport resigned to people who can't compete in the real sport. These are the other sports in that category, rhythmic gymnastics, handball, synchronized anything.


Finally, I still hold the belief that if you have to judge it, it's not a sport. Mrs. Gekko always drops the "but it's hard". So is touching my nose with my tongue and that's closer to being sport if you time it or measure it, not if you judge it.

Chris Rock, American idiot

So Chris Rock is all upset that the presidential election isn't "fair"............

“It’s gonna be interesting to see how mean they can get. It’s getting really, really, really mean. I wish we didn’t have to stoop to this level. I wish they’d made it like a real fight. We watch the Olympics right now, and everything’s fair. So I wish both guys could only spend the exact same amount of money, and let the best man win.”

First, where was all this concern four years ago.
Second, He could even out the unfairness by kicking in some of his millions into a SuperPac. What? doesn't he have enough conviction of his beliefs to throw his money behind.
Finally, the Olympics as the poster child of fairness? WTF? Let's start with the fact that if you're born in this country, you are already ahead of 95% of the world population no matter what the sport is. And the games themselves? I guess he doesn't know who Roy Jones Jr. is? Or the 1972 US men's basketball team? How about Ben Johnson and Marion Jones who stole Olympic glory from others with their steroid use?

Chris Rock, just another American dumb ass with a microphone.

Liberalism is a religion

Like most political junkies, I listened, read and watched the talking heads' opinions of Paul Ryan as Romney's running mate.

During my reads, I caught this from William Saletan................

Ryan is a real fiscal conservative. He isn’t just another Tea-Party ideologue spouting dogma about less government and the magic of free enterprise. He has actually crunched the numbers and laid out long-term budget proposals.  My liberal friends point out that Ryan’s plan leaves many details unclear. That’s true. But show me another Republican who has addressed the nation’s fiscal problems as candidly and precisely as Ryan has. He’s got the least detailed budget proposal out there, except for all the others.

Ryan refutes the Democratic Party’s bogus arguments. He knows that our domestic spending trajectory is unsustainable and that liberals who fail to get it under control are leading their constituents over a cliff, just like in Europe. Eventually, you can’t borrow enough money to make good on your promises, and everyone’s screwed. Ryan understands that the longer we ignore the debt crisis and postpone serious budget cuts—the liberal equivalent of denying global warming—the more painful the reckoning will be. There’s nothing compassionate about that kind of irresponsibility.

Maybe, like me, you were raised in a liberal household. You don’t agree with conservative ideas on social or foreign policy. But this is why God made Republicans: to force a reality check when Democrats overpromise and overspend.

So let me make sure I've got this right. Because he was born into a liberal family, he can't agree with conservative principals? It's like he was born Catholic or Methodist.

I was born into a liberal household. I remember every quarter, reading the Teamsters magazine. But after a lot of critical thought, but more importantly, critical questions that liberalism cannot answer, I became a conservative. For some reason, I was able to flee the liberal plantation.

This guy actually likes Ryan and the stand he takes against liberal excesses, but fully intends to vote for Obama in November. Seriously?

This is what I find most amusing about liberals. They fancy themselves as the people of critical thinking but in reality this guy could have been born Amish with all of his worldview knowledge.