Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Barack O'Christie

Somehow the media will fail to report on this act of retribution by the Obamunists...........

A House Natural Resources Committee investigation has found that President Obama’s Office of Management and Budget ordered that sequestration cuts be applied retroactively to funding for rural schools over the opposition of the Agriculture Department.

The committee’s report released today, “A Less Secure Future for Rural Schools: An Investigation into the Obama Administration’s Questionable Application of the Sequester to the Secure Rural Schools Program,” detailed how last February the USDA had determined 2013 sequestration wouldn’t apply to 2012 funds that had already been distributed in the program. The White House stepped in and overruled the USDA, though both agencies haven’t turned over numerous subpoenaed documents that could reveal more behind the decision.

The Secure Rural Schools program helps provide rural counties with funds for teachers, schools, police officers, emergency services and infrastructure — “necessary because the federal government had failed to uphold its century-old promise to actively manage our national forest to provide a stable revenue stream for rural counties containing national forest land,” Chairman Doc Hastings (R-Wash.) said in reference to the timber industry link.

The program dates back to a 2000 bill, which was extended in July 2012 for that fiscal year. The $323 million in funds were doled out to 41 states by the USDA in January 2013. But two months later, after sequestration went into effect, the Obama administration announced it wanted $17.9 million back — prompting bipartisan backlash from governors and congressional representatives of the affected states.


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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

While we're talking about judging

Hall of Fames have been in the news lately.

Let's start with the rock and roll hall of fame. Linda Ronstadt? Seriously? Linda Ronstadt was a cute karaoke singer. Many of her hits were cover songs. She wrote hardly anything. Exactly how was rock and roll advanced, changed or altered as a result of her career?

Cat Stevens? a couple of top en hits puts you in the hall of fame?

I think it's getting clear that there are way too many people in the rock and roll hall of fame.


In my wildest dreams, I can't imagine how a DH gets into the hall of fame. Seriously, consider that you are considered one of the top players in the history of the game, and you don't have enough talent to play the field on a mediocre baseball team?

My criteria for the baseball hall of fame has always been lifetime stats but also the criteria of were you the best player at your position in your era. I guess Frank Thomas was the preeminent player at a position not even recognized by half the league.

If you judge it, it's not a sport

I have a recurring debate with my bubbas as to what is and is not a sport.

In my mind, any competition where there's an objective, measurable, score, time, height, weight, etc. counts as a sport.

If you have to judge it? Not a sport.

That eliminates nearly every X-game exhibition where reputation makes up 75% of the score.

It also eliminates figure skating, where judging results rival boxing in corrupt scoring.

Seriously, why even have a competition as to who makes the Olympic team, if you're not going to follow the results..........

The names on the U.S. Olympic figure skating team were still supposed to be a secret, so Ashley Wagner slipped under the stands to cry.

Hours after a performance she described as a "tearful little wimp out on the ice," the two-time national champion was picked to go to the Sochi Games. She finished a distant fourth at the U.S. Championships on Saturday night, and only three American women make the Olympics. But this event isn't the only criteria U.S. Figure Skating takes into account.

"If you look at Ashley Wagner's record and performance, she's got the top credentials of any of our female athletes," said the organization's president, Patricia St. Peter.

For those who say, "Gee Gordon, figure skating is hard", I say so is spitting a watermelon seed 50 feet.