Wednesday, July 10, 2013

What the hell is wrong with our country

I sometimes believe I'm in some sort of alternative universe where people who do the "right" things are persecuted while people who participate in evil are actually celebrated.

Take the Boston Marathon bombers.

Common sense would probably tell you that the front of the court house would be populated with people looking to tear apart any d-bag who participated in the bombing.

However, in today's world, common sense need not apply. Instead we get idiots like Lacey Buckley..............

Lacey Buckley, 23, said she traveled from her home in Wenatchee, Wash., to attend the arraignment. Buckley said she has never met Tsarnaev but came because she believes he’s innocent. “I just think so many of his rights were violated. They almost murdered an unarmed kid in a boat,” she said.


Do you want to guess who this idiot voted for in the last election?

Maybe the bomber and Aaron Hernandez can set up an orgy in their jail cells with all the groupies.

Shooting the Golden Goose? Californians Flee Taxes

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Job growth, Obama style

"Thanks to Obamacare, someone who used to work 35 hours a week for Olive Garden now works 22 hours for Olive Garden and 12 for Applebees. And Someone who worked 35 hours for Applebees now works 22 for Applebees and 12 for Olive Garden. The establishment survey sees two additional jobs created when precisely zero jobs were created.
Since this is happening en masse, I expect downward revisions in the future over Obamacare Double Counting.
The Obamcare effect is real. The distortions are complicated, numerous, and not widely understood."


The Regulists

When people accuse the Obamunists of being socialists, I'm always quick to correct them.

See when you are a socialist, you become responsible for delivering goods and services to the public.

As a result, you get the blame when people can't get their hands on toilet paper or a mammogram or a coal burning electric plant.

What the Obamunists are "regulists". See they regulate the shit out of everything, thus controlling what they want but being able to pass the blame to the companies that deliver the goods and services.

So when you can't get that mammogram, the regulists blame it on some greedy business owner.

It's the best of all worlds.

So when the price of your utilities spike and your bank kicks up the service charges on their accounts, remember this.............. "I told you so".............

The Obama administration’s newly detailed rule-making agenda for the coming year would cost in excess of $130 billion to implement, according to a conservative-leaning group that tracks regulations.

The American Action Forum (AAF) review follows the administration’s belated release last week of its spring Unified Agenda, a document that is traditionally issued twice annually and contains updates for hundreds of rules in the pipelines at federal agencies.

Let me ask a question, when prices go up and jobs move overseas because of the excessive regulation, who is impacted the most?

1) George Lucas
2) A radiologist
3) An unemployed steel worker
4) Aaron Hernandez
5) John Boehner


Life in "Progress" City - DC edition

A guerrilla gardener planted 1,000 flowers at the ugliest subway stop in the capital. Instead of saying thanks, D.C. Metro authorities ripped the plants out to show him — and the public — who's boss. 

This stinks.

Robert McCartney's Washington Post column about bureaucrats' thuggish destruction of gardener 

Henry Docter's beautiful planted flower gift to the city got more hits than any other story on the Post's website. It's not hard to see why:

 As Metro authorities howled about not having enough funds to keep probably the busiest and most visible subway stop in Washington from looking like a Soviet prison yard, a private citizen showed it was possible — without all the bureaucracy, red tape and excuse-making Metro authorities have meted out up until now.

The ugly subway stop was their handiwork. The enchanting red-white-and-blue cardinal flowers, cypress vines and morning glories were the private sector's handiwork.

The bureaucrats could see the ugly contrast.

And more importantly, they knew the public could see it, raising questions about their ultimate worth to the public. So like typical bureaucrats, they struck, the better to sweep from the public's mind that the private sector can do a simple job better than they can.
The turf-war reflex from these bureaucrats in the wake of their own neglect is striking.

Life in "Progress" City - Chicago edition

Sunday morning's Chicago Tribune went to bed a full day before reporters could complete their lengthy computer spreadsheet of Independence Day weekend gun casualties: more than 70 people shot, 11 of them fatally, from Wednesday afternoon through Sunday evening. Two other murders — a stabbing and a beating — pushed the city's homicide toll to 13.

But Sunday's news reports, in print and online, had plentiful horror, even if it was statistically incomplete: A large map depicted the spots where, during the first six months of this year, more than 1,000 people had been shot. The 70-plus shooting victims over the holiday weekend will pack many more dots on the map.

If you missed the special report accompanying the map, "The echo of gunfire," make your way back to Sunday's paper or search online for that phrase. The human stories you'll read — of shock, of loss, of grief, of a hundred other sorrows — will reaffirm how lethal Chicago's violence has become, and not only for those who wind up in body bags.


What's the common denominator?

Geez, you might think that somewhere in this piece, Charles Lane might point out that Detroit hasn't had a republican mayor since the 1950's.........

One can only hope for his success. Certainly the Michigan law under which Gov. Rick Snyder (R) appointed Orr authorizes him to do what is necessary — from ripping up union contracts to blowing the whistle on alleged pension fund malfeasance. German chancellor Angela Merkel could only wish for such quasi-dictatorial power over her Greek clients.

Of course, Detroit should never have reached the point where it needed an enlightened dictator. 

Motor City residents, public employees, financiers and politicians should have practiced the shared sacrifice Orr is belatedly attempting to impose.

Yet they are hardly the only ones to fail. In California, the cities of Vallejo, San Bernardino and Stockton have declared municipal bankruptcy, from which only Vallejo has emerged; Harrisburg, Pa., is insolvent. Last month Fitch Ratings warned that it might downgrade $8.7 billion of Chicago debt due to a growing unfunded-pension liability.

Question. How many of these cities are run by republicans?

What amazes me the most, is that liberals like to sport themselves as the party of "science".

Hey Mr./Ms. Liberal. You don't need any anecdotal evidence to know that areas run by liberals suffer by almost any objective standard; school performance, cost of living, unemployment, crime, tax rates.

And now we can add municipal bankruptcies to the mix. Soon to be followed by state pension bankruptcies.

Rafael Cruz at Free the People

Monday, July 08, 2013

Let's rid ourselves of this immigration nuisance

They come into our country without any documentation.

They are fed and housed without any question.

They use up resources that could be used for other needs in our communities.

They create a public safety nuisance for our children from the trashing of our parks and public areas.

Of course, I'm talking about Canadian Geese.

Seriously, over the weekend, the Gekko's went to a public park near our home to walk on a bike path.

The path was littered with goose shit all over the place.

The adjacent soccer and baseball fields were covered with at least two hundred of these damn things; each and every one of them taking their dumps for our kids to play in.

Just to get a grip on the numbers of these damn things in our communities read this passage from the Michigan DNR...........

In Michigan, the number of giant Canada geese counted each spring increased from about 9,000 in 1970 to over 300,000 today. Giant Canada geese nest in every Michigan county, but are most common (80 percent of population) in the southern third of the state.

Seriously? 9,000 to 300,000 and we still have a prohibition against turning things things into food, or land fill for that matter.

Before you start thinking about how precious things things are, let's get a feel for what that bird crap can deliver to your kid off of a soccer ball.

The most common complaint about geese is the accumulation of droppings and feathers. Each Canada goose can produce 1-2 pounds of droppings each day. This adds up to quite a mess when you have 50 or more geese on site and can be very labor intensive to manage the cleanliness of your location.

With droppings come pollutants. These droppings can be a health risk and can carry Salmonella spp,. E. coli, and Listeria spp. Heavy concentrations of goose droppings can also contain nitrogen which can pollute ponds and lakes, leading to excessive algae growth and reduced water quality.

So that nitrogen in our water probably isn't fertilizer run off after all....... it's goose crap.

I think it's time to start ridding ourselves of these unwanted immigrant to our country.

Screw Canada if they can't control their border.

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