“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Matthew Modine confirms what we've known.....99% of actors are idiots

Hollywood dingbat Matthew Modine reminds us why dumb actors are the last people on Earth to be entrusted with extemporaneous speaking, but rather to perform as highly paid jesters, dancing around stupidly and telling jokes for our entertainment...

“Imagine if somebody were to really sit down with Osama Bin Ladin and say, ‘listen man,what is it that you’re so angry at me about that you’re willing to have people strap bombs to themselves, or get inside of airplanes and fly them into buildings.’ That would be the miracle if we can get, sit down and talk to our enemies and find a way for them to hear us.” – Matthew Modine

No Matthew, a miracle would be if I could get back the 20 seconds of my life I just wasted reading that stupid sentence.

The irony is that weak, spineless metrosexuals like Modine would be the first to be executed by third-world savages like Bin Ladin.

Liberals can't resist calling tea-partiers Nazis

Some of you may remember the site LittleGreenFootballs. It's host, Charles Johnson used to be a good conservative and his site kept up with the goings-on regarding Muslim extremism toward America and such. But then, he went section-8 and now he's a raving liberal who sees conservative conspiracies around every corner and in every shadow. Here's a Tennessee tea-party rally in which Mr. Johnson sees what is obviously a Nazi flag being waved by crazed, wild-eyed tea-partiers. Here's the screen-cap he posted of the rally.....

I'm no expert but, even out of focus, that doesn't look like a Nazi flag to me. But liberals never let the facts get in the way of an irresistible "Tea-Partiers=Nazis" narrative. As it turns out, the raving lunatic Mr. Johnson never considered the possibility that it might be the state flag of Tennessee, shown below.....

Heh heh...I love when liberals expose themselves as the jack-asses they are.

Hat tip to Weaselzippers.

Government regulation of popcorn prices....sheer idiocy!

This is in Israel but, don't be surprised if some degenerate, nanny-state liberal tries it here too...

From Breitbart -- An Israeli lawmaker is hoping to butter up voters and pass a law that would limit outrageous popcorn prices at the movies.

Carmel Shama, from the governing Likud party, plans to bring the "popcorn law" for a vote when parliament returns from its Passover break next week, the mass-selling Yediot Aharonot newspaper reported Wednesday.

"We have to put an end to this. The public should not have to mortgage their houses for a soft drink and a snack," Shama told the paper.

A large box of popcorn usually sells for about five dollars (four euros) at theatre concession stands, more than double what it costs at a supermarket and 10 times more than it would cost to make at home.

Movie theaters don't make anything on movie ticket sales. All that money goes to the studio. Theaters use movies as an attraction to get people to buy concessions. If barber-shop quartets on stage sold more popcorn and goobers, there would be no movie theaters. This is how theaters make money. Whose business is it to tell them how much to charge for popcorn? If the movie-going public decides it's too much, they'll stop going to the movies and he'll be forced to lower his prices. Otherwise, the market is perfectly capable of determining the fair price for movie popcorn. Just because you want cheaper popcorn at the movies, doesn't make that a proper function of the government to provide it to you. But, that's the problem with many Americans. If a law's intended purpose pleases them personally, they think it's OK for the government to impose. They rarely look at the constitutionality of laws, just whether it pleases them, and politicians count on that character flaw among voters.

When I first read the headline I assumed it was somewhere in the US because this is precisely the sort of idiocy I'd expect from our smarmy, democrat politicians. I was shocked to hear it's in Israel. They usually don't put up with nonsense like this.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Betting on Tiger's performance at the Masters

The Masters golf tournament starts on April 8. Of course it marks the return of Tiger Woods to professional golf as a 4:1 favorite to win, and bookmakers around the world are taking heavy betting on the usual stuff such as, will he make the cut, will he finish in the top 10, will he shoot under par or over par, that sort of thing.

But you can also bet on some goofy things. Here are some of my favorite bets that bookies are taking money on in Great Britain, the gambling mecca:

-Will Tiger's first drive hit a tree?
-Will Tiger kiss an anonymous blond not named John Daly, before he tees it up on #1?
-Will Stevie Williams punch anybody in the gallery for heckling Tiger?
-Will Tiger throw a club in anger?
-Will Elin be spotted on the course?
-Will there be a streaker on 18 as Tiger approaches it?
-You can bet the over/under on how many times the broadcast crew mentions Tiger's infidelity during the 4 days
-Will some girl pull up her top behind Tiger to get on TV?

Man, people will bet on anything.

Fox News punks itself

Over at FoxNation, they have a link to a story bearing this headline....

Global Warming Activist Freezes to Death in Antarctica

As funny as that would be in an ironic kind of way, this story is actually from 2006 on a satirical site sort of like the Onion called ecoEnquirer.com. Apparently nobody checked out the source before running it as a serious news story on the Fox website.

As informative as the 24hour news cycle is, the rush to be the first to run content is sometimes compromised by shoddy source checking. All the line producer had to do is have a news-room toady go to Snopes.com and they would have seen that the story was fake.

The Large Hadron Collider finally gets going

To me, the specs on this machine are more impressive than any data about the universe it might reveal...

From FoxNews -- GENEVA -- The world's largest atom smasher set a record for high-energy collisions on Tuesday by crashing proton beams into each other at three times more force than ever before.

In a milestone in the $10 billion Large Hadron Collider's ambitious bid to reveal details about theoretical particles and microforces, scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, collided the beams and took measurements at a combined energy level of 7 trillion electron volts.

The collisions herald a new era for researchers working on the machine in a 17-mile tunnel below the Swiss-French border at Geneva.

"That's it! They've had a collision," said Oliver Buchmueller from Imperial College in London as people closely watched monitors.

In order to get the proton beams close to the speed of light, they have to create an environment that is the coldest place in the universe...a couple of degrees above absolute zero(-273.15 on the Celsius scale) or nearing the absence of all thermal energy.

The fear is that if they mimic artificially, the beginning of the universe, they'll create micro black holes that could swallow up in a pico-second that part of Europe. I say to that......COOL!

Pop Quiz hot shots: without cheating, what is the log base 10 notation of the prefix "pico".

Fred Phelps is the worst person in the world

I try to not advocate violence against citizens but there are one or two instances where I do. The case of the accursed abomination known as Fred Phelps is one of them....

From TheBaltimoreSun -- Lawyers for the father of a Marine who died in Iraq and whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters say a court has ordered him to pay the protesters' appeal costs.

On Friday, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ordered that Albert Snyder of York, Pa., pay costs associated with Fred Phelps' appeal. Phelps is the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church, which conducted protests at the funeral of Snyder's son, Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, in Westminster in 2006.

Lawyers for Snyder say the Court of Appeals has ordered him to pay $16,510.80 to Phelps for costs relating to the appeal, despite the fact that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the Court of Appeals' decision.

This guy Phelps and his flock of inbred degenerates regularly "protest" at funerals of fallen servicemen. I can't think of anything more hateful or heinous, or more deserving of a thorough ass kicking. While I'm a defender of the 1st amendment and it's protections of even the most hateful speech, I would support somebody, not the cops, visiting bodily harm on these people. The first amendment protects free speakers from intimidation and punishment from the government but, it doesn't protect you from punishment from other citizens. If this whole cult mysteriously disappeared, only to be found months from now, tied to cinder blocks at the bottom of a river.....I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. In fact, I'd raise a glass and toast who ever did it.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Michael Steele needs to be fired....like 5 minutes ago

If this story is true, then Michael Steele should be forced out at RNC Chair immediately.....

From FoxNews -- The Republican National Committee say it's getting back nearly $2,000 that it reimbursed to a member for a night out at a bondage-themed night club in West Hollywood.
The report noted that the RNC spent $17,514 on private aircraft and $12,691 on limousines in the month of February, according to Federal Election Commission filings. Recent travel expenses also included $9,099 spent at the Beverly Hills Hotel, $6,596 dropped at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles and nearly $20,000 combined for the Venetian and the M Resort in Las Vegas and the W in Washington.

I've heard rumors of Steele being a free-wheeling big spender as RNC Chair. That is the last image we want the leader of the supposedly conservative party displaying as we head into the most important election probably in my life time. If nothing else, we have to be concerted in our portrayal of ourselves as fiscal conservatives above all else. That's the best argument we have for defeating democrats in 2010 and Obama himself in 2012. With Steele's lavish spending, we appear to be no more sensitive to the recession than the Obama's.

I heard that Karl Rove used to pitch a fit when there were flowers as unnecessary center-pieces on banquet tables at the white house, because we shouldn't be spending taxpayer money on frivolous things. We need somebody like that to run the RNC.

Hey, I hear Rove is looking for something to do. Somebody give him a call.

Friday, March 26, 2010

If it's so wrong, why does it feel so right?

In Australia, it seems the elderly are easy pickin's for the local muggers......

Elderly men are the favoured prey of a woman who makes sexual advances then robs her victims.
Police are investigating up to 40 incidents in Sydney's west and inner western suburbs over the past month or so.

The elderly gentleman who reported the incidents to police said that he had been sexually assaulted and robbed on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday but couldn't find the woman on Saturday.

A nation of free-loaders

Congressman Ron Klein of Florida has introduced a cleverly named bill called the Homeowners' Defense Act of 2009. The idea is to have the government(taxpayers) underwrite the risks of insuring construction projects in natural disaster-prone areas such as his home state. State Farm and AllState are spearheading the bill because they do huge business in hurricane alley and they want all Americans to pay up when they lose their asses during hurricane season.

They claim that the cost of insuring construction in Florida would be prohibitive if the risk isn't offloaded onto other policy-holders and the American taxpayers.

My reply: Who gives a rat's ass of Floridians can't afford to insure their homes and businesses because they stupidly insist on living where hurricanes regularly destroy everything? Why is that my problem? If people want to live in Florida or New Orleans or California where natural disasters happen all the time, fine. Pay whatever the cost of insurance is, or don't insure at all for all I care, and enjoy the time you have left. Why should I be on the hook for that risk? Dumb Americans freeloading off of prudent Americans isn't consistent with the principles of self-reliance and personal responsibility upon which the country was founded. I use State Farm for all my insurance and if my premiums go up one iota because I'm underwriting some moron who likes to live dangerously on the beach, I'll switch to Geiko or somewhere else.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

This chick has some mad skills

Balance a stack of books on your head, solve Rubics Cube, and recite the value of Pi to like 50 digits.

I can't do even one of those things and she did all three simultaneously.....cool!

It's official...Jimmy Carter now the second worst US President

I never thought I'd see this billboard up anywhere in the US......

Carter presided over stagflation, double-digit interest rates and unemployment, gas lines, national malaise, and the the invention of the misery index to describe how awful his presidency was......man, those were the good old days!

Venereal disease contraction....perhaps you're doing it wrong

Here's the headline this morning on FoxNews.com --

Syphilis Soars in U.K., Thanks to Facebook

Using Facebook does not cause syphilis. Why that's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Everybody knows that dating Lindsay Lohan is what causes syphilis.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Baby slings are perfectly safe in the hands of responsible parents

The baby sling is a perfectly good product that millions of hipster, yuppie mothers safely use every day. It is getting recalled because three morons didn't use it properly....

"The sling's fabric can press against an infant's nose and mouth, blocking the baby's breathing and rapidly suffocating a baby within a minute or two."

-US Consumer Product Safety Commission
warning issued on 12 March

The exact same thing can happen with baby blankets, sheets, or any cloth with which the baby comes in contact. Will they recall baby-baths because a couple of babies drown each year during bath time? Will they recall baby food because a couple of babies a year choke on strained peas and carrots? Do parents have no responsibility for the safe use of every-day products? In America, somebody else is always responsible when something bad happens....at least that's the case if you listen to the skeevy lawyers who are lining up to financially rape the makers of baby slings.

B. Hussein Obama refuses official photo op with Netanyahu

Think this administration isn't irrationally hostile to Israel, our only steadfast ally in the middle east? Apparently Obama has refused to be officially photographed with the Israeli head of state.....this is unprecedented. But when you remember that Obama was born and raised Muslim, it starts to make sense. Also there's this....

From ExposeObama -- President Obama has surrounded himself with a host of vehemently anti-Israel advisers including Lee Hamilton, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Samantha Power, Susan Rice, and Gen. Jones, many of whom advocate imposing a solution on Israel.

Earlier this week Netanyahu had to school Hillary when she ordered Israel to stop building settlements in Jerusalem, by reminding her that Jerusalem isn't a Jewish settlement, it's their capital. Besides, when Israel was attacked in 1967, they kicked the asses of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria...all in six short days. Then they kept the land they won including East Jerusalem. Who cares if the Muslims want it for their own? To the victor go the spoils.

That Obama would refuse to be photographed with Netanyahu is telling....especially when he'll gladly be photographed glad-handing despotic, banana-republic tyrants like Hugo Chavez.

Here's Chairman Zero, showing the kinds of friends he prefers above true allies.

John Dingell reveals the truth behind the health care agenda

Like Rush says, liberals never tell you the truth about what they're up to because only the dumbest of Americans would buy into it. But occasionally one of them slips up and reveals their true agenda. Here's John Dingell.....

Democrats always invoke the children, safety, compassion, or whatever gets dumb Americans to believe that their motives are pure but, it's always about one thing in the end.....gaining and keeping as much political power as possible so that they can remake society into their own image because the rest of us are too stupid to take care of ourselves.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Liberals only like choice if you want to have an abortion

Over at Investors.com, David Hogberg has an excellent synopsis of the top 20 ways in which Obama's health-care bill restricts your freedom to choose in the market place. This is a must-read if you have dumb liberal friends, relatives, or co-workers who think this crap-sandwich is a good thing for Americans, and like to rub your nose in their victory.

You can go into any health-care debate armed with these points and embarrass the smuggest of dumb, gloating liberals.

John Kerry, male prostitute, wants to limit harmless carbon now

It's bad enough that the liberals have taken control over banking, manufacturing, financial aid, insurance, and health-care, now they are pressing forward with idiotic cap-and-trade legislation that will destroy what's left of the tattered remains of our economy.....

After a hard-fought victory on health care reform, President Barack Obama's allies in Congress are setting their sights on climate change -- but some on both sides are already crying foul.

Environmentalists hope Obama will seize on new political momentum to push forward climate legislation, though some observers question whether he would seek another divisive vote as November congressional elections approach.

Senator John Kerry, who has spearheaded climate legislation, said that White House officials can now "pour their energy and attention" into the issue after Sunday's down-to-the-wire vote on expanding health care coverage.


The science is settled and the debate is over.....climate change is an insidious hoax perpetrated on the world by charlatan Al Gore, and everybody knows it. Knowing that, in what bizarro reality can Lurch claim that man has anything at all to do with the climate? Every shard of data have been proven to be dirty, rotten lies yet, liberals who feel emboldened by their health-care victory want to press their position by hamstringing our economy with ridiculous carbon limits while China, India, and most of South America push forward with unchecked economic growth.

I swear, these people are intentionally ruining this country as fast as they can. If you aren't scared to death about the future of our republic, then you either aren't paying attention or you are a dirty, socialist rat who agrees with the progressives. Either way, I'm ashamed that you get to call yourself an American.

Government seizure of higher education

Up until now, the federal government backed, or guaranteed, loans for higher education primarily through intermediaries. As part of the hideous health care seizure on Sunday night, those intermediary banks will be eliminated, or their role reduced to simply brokering direct government loans. From now on, Obama's department of education will issue directly, all college loans to students seeking financial aid. This effectively makes the DoE the sixth largest bank in the nation and compels the American taxpayer to directly assume over a trillion dollars in default risk....risk that used to be spread out among hundreds of private banks.

Unless you are a total cretin and/or voted for Obama, you must know that money from the federal government always, ALWAYS comes with onerous, politically-correct strings attached. This will be no different. Whereas before, the private banks acting as intermediaries, insulated borrowers from government meddling, we'll have to deal directly with the feds now. Expect something like the following requirements in order for your chosen institution to qualify for financial aid from Obama's DoE.....

*all students must receive mandatory diversity awareness training from a government certified trainer
*all students must participate in no less than 100 hours of community service with an approved organization such as ACORN, Planned Parenthood, etc
*the campus must be an official "gun-free zone"
*core-curricula for all majors must include classes in environmentalism, minority appreciation, redistributive financial policy, and the evils of capitalism
*25% of campus energy demand must be met with approved alternative-energy sources
*student cafeteria must offer a vegan menu with discounted pricing to encourage participation

You get the picture? When you send your kids off to be indoctrinated, make sure you know what they are being infused with.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Bart "Judas" Stupak

If you are as disappointed with Bart Stupak's moronic decision to vote "yes" on health care, by trusting Obama to preserve the ban on federal funds for abortions through a worthless executive order, as you are in his utter gullibility, then send him these pieces of silver. He betrayed his ideals and his constituents just as Judas betrayed Jesus.

Go here and order your coins for like $4. It'll be worth the satisfaction of knowing you rubbed Stupak's nose in his own stupidity.

Here's the address of his Michigan office:

Congressman Bart Stupak
1229 W. Washington St.
Marquette, MI 49855

Hat tip to RedState.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Whites only at the fish wrapper of record

This tidbit caught my eye this morning....

New York Times Pays Execs Extra To Hire Minorities And Women Instead Of White Guys

Apparently the NYT is concerned about the whiteness of it's staff so to encourage the hiring of more minorities, the senior execs can earn as much as a 10% bonus. As it turns out, since the inception of the hiring incentives, only one guy as earned any extra mullah, and he earned 5%. Turns out the chief regurgitator of liberal talking points, isn't as diverse as they accuse the rest of America of not being.
Exit question: how do the hired minorities respond when asked how they feel about their bosses being bribed to hire them for no reason but the color of their skin? Would you want to be hired for your meaningless ethnic background or your ability to do the job for which you were competing?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The criminalization of speech

It's official now in Obama's America, if a minority gets offended by it, you can be thrown in jail for simple speech....

A man has been arrested for allegedly announcing a hateful message over a South Jersey Wal-Mart's intercom, police told NBC Philadelphia.

Several shoppers have been boycotting the retailer since last Sunday when a man accessed the Washington Township, N.J. store's public address system and announced: "Attention Wal-Mart customers: All black people leave the store now."

The whole idea of "hate crimes" is absurd. It criminalizes thoughts. Since when is unpleasant speech a criminal act in America? More preposterous still, is that the police and media are calling black people who heard the announcement, "victims" of the hate crime. In what law is there a guarantee to not be offended by anything without it being a crime?

I wonder if somebody had announced, "all honkies leave the store now", would there be this outcry and phony outrage? I seriously doubt it.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tom Coburn warns corrupt democrats about selling their votes

It looks more and more, as I write this, that the dreaded health care bill is going to pass on Sunday so, conservatives should follow Coburn's lead and hold every single democrat in your states that voted for this monstrosity, accountable in November.

Crunch time in America!

Over at The Washington Times Jeffery Kuhner wrote an article outlining the damage that would be done to the republic if Obama-care passes with or without the Slaughter Solution. It is a must read.....

Here's an excerpt.....

The Slaughter Solution is a dagger aimed at the heart of our system of checks and balances. It would enable the Democrats to establish an ominous precedent: The lawmaking process can be rigged to ensure the passage of any legislation without democratic accountability or even a congressional majority. It is the road to a soft tyranny. James Madison must be turning in his grave.

Mr. Obama is imposing a leftist revolution. Since coming to office, he has behaved without any constitutional restraints. The power of the federal government has exploded. He has de facto nationalized key sectors of American life - the big banks, financial institutions, the automakers, large tracts of energy-rich land from Montana to New Mexico. His cap-and-trade proposal, along with a newly empowered Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to impose massive new taxes and regulations upon industry. It is a form of green socialism: Much of the economy would fall under a command-and-control bureaucratic corporatist state. Mr. Obama even wants the government to take over student loans.

It's crunch time in America. By Sunday we may know the fate of the republic. Will wavering democrats pull us back from the brink of utter disaster and vote "NO" or will they remain starry-eyed from the pixie dust sprinkled by their messianic president and drive America over the cliff toward socialism?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Body found in golf-course water hazard......cracker-jack police suspect foul play

Here's the latest crime story from our fair city, Birmingham....

The body of a man believed to be the missing heir of an Alabama potato chip fortune(Golden Flake), was found today floating in a Birmingham golf course pond, police told ABC News.com.

Three golfers saw the body floating in the pond Monday. Police said investigators used dental records Tuesday to determine the remains found were those of Major Bashinsky, a 63-year-old lawyer from Mountain Brook, Ala., who went missing on March 3.

I think the wife had it done since she's now the heir to the Golden Flake fortune. Plus, when she was interviewed right after he disappeared, she was startlingly casual and didn't cry, as if she was being interviewed for Garden of the Month award or something.

What is the PGA rule about bodies in a water hazard? Can you play through before calling the cops? What if your ball strikes a body in a hazard? Is that considered an obstruction from which you get relief?

The pond they found him in, is the scenic, par4, down-hill, dog-leg 10th, on which I've made several birdies....just sayin'.

Was there an earthquake in Hawaii that I missed?

Chairman Zero tries to convince Brett Baier that the despicable "Louisiana Purchase" somehow affects the devastating earthquake that struck Hawaii.....wait, WHAT?

[the curiousness happens at about 1:15]

Did I miss something? When did a devastating earthquake strike Hawaii? Still, $300million to Louisiana 7 or so years after Katrina to help with health-care needs is a bit of a stretch. It was a bribe through and through.

UPDATE: apparently in 2006 there was an earthquake in Hawaii. Anybody remember it? There must not have been too much destruction and death.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

When the tables turn on crybaby elitists

If you are an uppity, elitist snob who insists on looking down your nose at the world from the confines of your stupid gated community, then you deserve to be treated like crap by the mini-tyrants with Napoleon complexes on the HOA.....

Melissa Solis said she understands that she can't use her community pool or clubhouse because she's late paying her homeowner-association fees.

But it's unfair, she said, that security guards at the gated entrance to her neighborhood prevent her friends, family, babysitter and even the delivery man from Winter Garden Pizza Co. from getting to her home. They wouldn't even allow her mother-in-law inside the gates for a family birthday party.

Instead, she has to meet her visitors outside the community's entrance, pick them up and drive them inside in her car. Unlike residents who are current with their fees, even Solis cannot enter through the automatic gates; she must instead get the guard's approval to access her home.

When these people signed the contract, they were fine with making others live by whatever stupid rules the HOA board deemed appropriate, no matter how absurd they are. But when they are the ones being mistreated, well, that's entirely different.

What's this? [rolls thumb and index finger together in a circular pattern] The world's smallest turn-table playing an album of violin music for you.

Hookers in Bangkok are harder to seduce than Dennis Kucinich

Ohio representative Dennis Kucinich has changed his mind, almost over night, and the diminutive toad is now voting "yes" on Obama's health-care reform bill....

"I have doubts about the bill," Kucinich said. "This is not the bill I wanted to support. . . However, after careful discussions with President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, my wife Elizabeth and close friends, I’ve decided to cast a vote in favor of the legislation."

All that's happened since Kucinich's determined "no" position on March 8 is his mano-a-mano Air Force One ride to Ohio with Obama yesterday. One cannot help but wonder what happened on that 1.5hour plane trip. Did Obama give Kucinich a foot rub, promise Ohio tax-free access to health care, or did he just provide a scrumptious buffet and dancing girls? Since Kucinich is a famous believer in UFO's and alien contacts, maybe Obama promised him access to Area-51 in exchange for his "yes" vote. Either way, he's still a sell out, and just like a prostitute, he's got no scruples, morals, or convictions.....just a price.

At last....a country whose kids are dumber than America's

You know how we are always making fun of how dumb American kids are who have toiled in the public education system? Well, take a look at these ignorant morons in Britain. Our kids are some of the dumbest and least prepared in the world but, at least they're not British.....

From the BBC -- One in 10 children thinks the Queen invented the telephone, a survey of children’s science knowledge suggests.

Others gave credit for the invention to Charles Darwin and Noel Edmonds.

One in 20 of the 1,000 pupils polled thought Star Wars character Luke Skywalker or Richard Branson had been the first to set foot on the Moon.

Some 60% of nine- and 10-year-olds thought Sir Isaac Newton discovered fire, the survey for science campaign Birmingham Science City found.

Just over a third of boys said Newton discovered fire, while the remaining 16% either said he invented the Internet, or discovered the solar system or America.

Just think, Obama is driving America toward becoming a second-rate, socialist, nanny-democracy just like our mother country. Our public education system can't be far behind.

Heh, heh, dumb British kids think this guy was the first to walk on the moon.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Chairman Zero is embarrassed by the US flag

Chairman Zero ordered that the US military NOT fly the American flag in Haiti at our base of operations there.

For the uninitiated, all countries offering aid in a foreign land, fly their flag to show that country's solidarity with the host nation. Great Britain, France, and Croatia all fly their flags in Haiti but, Obama refuses to fly the American flag because, as a spokesperson said, "We are not here as an occupation force, but as an international partner committed to supporting the government of Haiti on the road to recovery".

You may remember when the earthquake first hit and Americans, as usual, were the first to arrive with help, Hugo Chavez and the French, sniffed that our rush to aid was a ruse for an occupation force to take over Haiti. I guess to a weak narcissist like Obama, getting our enemies to like him is far more important than exhibiting national pride. Never mind that US aid dwarfs all other aid combined.....it always does but, we never get any credit for it, from liberal politicians or despicable media types.

Exit question: who in his right mind would invade and occupy a crap-hole like Haiti? If we wanted to occupy that island, we would have invaded the Dominican Republic on the other side.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Teachers' unions do not have your child's best interests at heart

If this doesn't convince you of the value of charter schools in the inner city, then you are probably an entrenched, education-union bureaucrat and nothing will convince you.....

Chicago's Urban Prep Charter Academy has a mission -- for its students to graduate and succeed in college. Now, for the first graduating class at the high school, it's mission accomplished.

All 107 seniors in the graduating class of Chicago's Urban Prep Charter Academy were accepted at colleges across the country.(ABC News)
All 107 seniors were accepted to a four-year college, a significant accomplishment considering they are from one of the toughest neighborhoods on the South Side of Chicago.

We've been treated here in Alabama to commercials featuring supposed teachers, warning us about the evils of charter schools. No city except maybe Detroit, New Orleans, Cleveland, Memphis, DC, Los Angeles and, Oakland...OK, there are a lot of cities that could use charter education just as much as Birmingham, yet the teachers' unions are against it. They say because it'll take money away from public education, but what it'll do is embarrass the hell out of lazy, unmotivated, unionized lifers who care more about demanding higher salaries for less work, than teaching kids to be successful.

The democrats are playing with fire

Over at RedState they have an excellent explanation of what's likely to happen with the health care bill this week if the democrats decide to ram it through using trickeration, over the opposition of the American people. Basically, since they can't pass, even with reconciliation, a bill for Obama to sign, they're considering what's known as the Slaughter Rule, named for House Rules Chairman Louise Slaughter. Here's the gist of it....

Article 1 Section 7 of the Constitution says basically that any bill brought before the President must have been passed in precisely the same form, word for word, by both houses of congress with a yes/no vote having been taken. But the democrats haven't been able to do that yet with health care so they have an ace up their sleeve called the slaughter rule:

Unable to pass the Senate bill in the House, unable to pass ANY bill in the Senate (thank you Massachusetts), and thwarted in their attempt at reconciliation parlor tricks, the Democrats have hatched a plan. The House will vote on and (presumably) pass a new bill, which is the Senate Bill with amendments. Call it House Bill #2. House Rules Chairman Louise Slaughter will propose a rule deeming the Senate bill to be “passed”, the new rule will be voted on and (presumably) approved by the House, and the amended bill — House Bill #2 — will be sent to Obama to be signed into law

Essentially the House democrats will pass a bill that declares the health care bill to be "passed" without actually voting on the health care bill itself. They'll send it to Obama and he'll stupidly sign it....essentially sealing his political fate to one-term. The national ramifications of doing this will be immediate and apocalyptic, starting with a Supreme Court ruling within days and various states passing legislation basically voiding it. It'll be a mess. Head on over to RedState and read about it.

UPDATE: Here's what Constitutional scholar Mark Levin had to say about this:

Let me be as clear as I know how. If this is done, this will create the greatest Constitutional crisis since the Civil War. It would be 100 times worse than Watergate.

…It would be government by fiat… meaning there would be no law… the mere discussion by officials in this government is such a grotesque violation of the actual legislative function of Congress [that it] puts us… at the brink. At the brink.

This is why we conservatives revere the Constitution. This is why we stress the Constitution’s words have meaning and historical context and must be complied with. Because otherwise we have anarchy, which leads to tyranny.

Pay attention this week people. America is at a crossroads.

Chuck Norris turns 70

Over at Asylum they've got a list of 100 Chuck Norris facts in honor of his 70th birthday. Here are a few of my favorites....

*Chuck Norris CAN believe it's not butter.
*We live in an expanding universe. All of it is trying to get away from Chuck Norris.
*Chuck Norris invented black. In fact he invented the entire spectrum of visible light. Except pink. Tom Cruise invented pink.

If you have a good Chuck Norris fact, leave it as always in the comments thread.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

News of the obvious

Is anybody surprised by this?

NEW YORK (AP) -- Thousands of New York City taxi drivers overcharged passengers by more than $8.3 million over the past two years by setting their meters at a rate that was supposed to be used for trips to the suburbs, the Taxi and Limousine Commission said Friday.

NYC cabbies rip off tourists! In other news, the sun rises in the east, water is wet, and the Cubs won't make the playoffs.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Coffee-Party Movement kicks off today

I'm sure you've heard about the liberal answer to the tea-party movement. It's the idiotically named Coffee Party movement. Today is the big kick-off of the movement at the national level. It was expected that at tens of movement loyalists would march on Washington to show support for all manner of government programs that allow them to remain more or less unemployed yet, enjoying all life has to offer at others' expense. As it turns out, these 5 unemployed hippies huddled at an Espresso bar in the Eastern Market area to discuss their love of government support.

The coffee-party movement is sweeping the nation....heh, heh.

Even the arts are subject to the laws of supply and demand

Earlier this week on Rachael Maddow's show that nobody watches, Nancy Pelosi yearned for a Utopian society in which artisans are supported entirely by the taxpayers....

"Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance."

The enjoyment of the arts is a luxury that occurs only in a good economy where people have plenty of discretionary income. In difficult economic times, these are just hobbies for the people who do them. Why should other taxpayers be forced to pay for the health upkeep of artists? By the same logic, shouldn't we be forced to pay for their food, clothing, rent, pencils and crayons?
Support of the arts is, or should be, purely a function of the art market. If a community wants a ballet, symphony, or a collection of unemployed artists living in downtown lofts drawing pictures, they'll shell out money to pay for them. If there's not enough demand, let them move to Scottsdale.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Hillary Clinton to confess America's sins to the U.N.

The ridiculous collection of despots, thugs, and terrorist sponsors that sit on the United Nations Human Rights Council must be laughing their asses off at this one.....

CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday that the State Department is soliciting comments from citizens, advocacy groups and other non-governmental organizations on the human rights record of the United States

The existence of the Obama presidency is absurd to begin with but, it gets even more ridiculous. The US will be reporting our own human-rights violations to the America-haters at the UN. What human-rights violations you might wonder? I'm guessing the following will probably be on the list:

-failure to redistribute wealth adequately
-failure to provide "living wages" to all the poor
-failure to provide high-quality health-care for free
-failure to provide tax-payer funded Internet access to the less fortunate

Feel free to add to the list in the comments thread.

Obvious scam artist has history of scamming

Remember earlier this week when I called B.S. on that guy who claimed he was the victim of a run-away Prius? Turns out I was right.....

From FoxNews -- On Monday, James Sikes called 911 to report that he was behind the wheel of an out-of-control Toyota Prius going 94 mph on a freeway near San Diego. Twenty-three minutes later, a California Highway Patrol officer helped guide him to a stop, a rescue that was captured on videotape.

Since then, it's been learned that:

— Sikes filed for bankruptcy in San Diego in 2008. According to documents, he was more than $700,000 in debt and roughly five months behind in payments on his Prius;

— In 2001, Sikes filed a police report with the Merced County Sheriff's Department for $58,000 in stolen property, including jewelry, a digital video camera and equipment and $24,000 in cash.

Everybody wants to make a fast, undeserved wad of cash at the expense of others and there's no shortage of skeevy lawyers to help them do it. I hope this revelation forces everybody to put the brakes on the lynching of Toyota over mostly imagined, if not entirely made up, design problems.

Some people need to be institutionalized

If your bodhisattva suggests that you consume the secretions of a mollusk as part of a religious healing ceremony, and you have to think about your answer, perhaps you should check yourself in to one of America's many psychiatric hospitals....

MIAMI — Devotees of a man claiming to practice a traditional African religion said they had to ingest the mucus of a Giant African Snail that sickened them. Federal authorities in January raided the Miami man's home after receiving complaints.

Experts said it devastates new ecosystems. The snail grows up to 10 inches long, can reproduce on its own and even can even eat plaster.

Followers said they got violently ill, losing weight and developing strange lumps in their stomachs.

I'm betting the strange lumps are either tumors or gestational snail eggs. The neonatal slugs will feed on the stomach lining of their human host until maturity, finally gnawing their way through the host's chest wall.

Pro tip: next time, just go to the Methodist church.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hello My Name Is....

Posted by Reid:

What on earth is happening to America? We once were a proud country of patriotic people. Now we are sniveling cowards that are about to let our government further control our lives. The new National I.D. bill being discussed is fraught with disaster. First, if you are a "legal" American worker you must have one. Ergo, excluded are the "non-workers" for whom the balance of us will toil ad-nauseum. Secondly, I am trying to figure out what this accomplishes and how does this make it easier for my identity to be stolen? Remember this is a government run deal. No security, low end workers, probably staffed by those that are forced to work out of the unemployed pool. This will make the post office look like a well oiled machine. I can't wait. Why do I need a number? Why can't a social security card be distributed at or near birth by the hospital, without a number on it, that is just carried. This identifies a person as a citizen and eventually as a supposed taxpayer. Oh, maybe that's too simple for the mental giants in D.C. I sure wish they would go back to focusing on terrorism. It is screwed up anyway, so they can't make it worse. Where are the Republicans when we really need them and can Pedro now really run for President?

Nanny-staters want to regulate condiments now

This is how utterly stupid the nanny-state do-gooders have become in New York....

From MyFoxNY -- Some New York City chefs and restaurant owners are taking aim at a bill introduced in the New York Legislature that, if passed, would ban the use of salt in restaurant cooking.

"No owner or operator of a restaurant in this state shall use salt in any form in the preparation of any food for consumption by customers of such restaurant, including food prepared to be consumed on the premises of such restaurant or off of such premises," the bill, A. 10129 , states in part.

The legislation, which Assemblyman Felix Ortiz , D-Brooklyn, introduced on March 5, would fine restaurants $1,000 for each violation.

Good grief! Is there any part of your life that Bloomberg and other arrogant liberals don't want to control? The restaurant business in NY is a cornerstone of the tourism industry. If tourists want bland, tasteless, disgusting food, why not just go to England instead?

Banned, along with handguns, illicit drugs, and cigarettes.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tom Hanks rewrites history

For all his other faults, Tom Hanks has always been a supporter of our soldiers. Which is why this statement about his 10-part miniseries on HBO about WWII, The Pacific, is perplexing.....

Regarding the Japanese: They were out to kill us because our way of living was different. We, in turn, wanted to annihilate them because they were different.

That statement is as upside-down as the glasses he's trying to put on his face. The Japanese attacked us because they didn't want any resistance to their conquest and domination of southeast Asia and the oil in the South Pacific which they needed to fuel their adventures in murder, torture, and aggression in east Asia. They chose a surprise attack at Pearl Harbor because they couldn't defeat us head to head.

Moreover, we didn't care what color their skin was, as Hanks suggests. We were avenging the Pearl Harbor attack and preventing them from seizing half the pacific ocean for their own.

Shush somebody in the theater....get stabbed in the neck

What is the world coming to?

A woman talking on a cell phone during a movie didn't take to kindly to being 'shushed' by another moviegoer. Or at least her boyfriend didn't.

In a drama that turned more lively than the one on screen, the boyfriend allegedly attacked and stabbed the 'shusher' in the neck. With a meat thermometer.

First, what kind of stupid, miserable tramp talks on her cell phone during a movie anymore? Everybody knows not to do that now....don't they? I can't remember the last time somebody disturbed a movie with cell-phone chatter.

And second, who takes a meat thermometer to the movies, on the off chance he might have to stab somebody in the neck?

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Lindsay Lohan unwittingly outs herself

Let me tell you, they don't come any stupider than Lindsay Lohan....

Alcoholic, boy-friend-stealing slut Lindsay Lohan is suing E-Trade for portraying her as an alcoholic, boy-friend-stealing slut. You know, in the Superbowl commercial where the babies are talking? The only problem is, all they did was use the first name Lindsay. It didn't refer to anybody specific. It's just a name and a coincidence.

By feigning outrage, Lohan is stupidly admitting that she's an untrustworthy, alcoholic slut...heh, heh.

Toyota complainers are coming out of the woodwork

OK, I'm going to go ahead and call BS on pretty much all of the current Toyota narrative. First of all, there's no such thing as a floor mat malfunction. It's called safe operation of your vehicle.....move the floor mat to where it belongs before starting your car. And this whole "sticky pedal" nonsense may have happened in one or two isolated cases but those are probably operator error of some kind too. Now, every crazy nut with a Toyota is coming out of the woodwork to try to sue Toyota for money they don't deserve. Here's another moron who's faking an emergency....

The California Highway Patrol says an officer helped slow a runaway Toyota Prius from 94 mph to a safe stop after the car's accelerator became stuck in San Diego County.

The CHP says driver James Sikes called 911 about 1:30 p.m. Monday after he found he could not control his car on Interstate 8 near La Posta.

A patrol car pulled alongside the Prius and officers told Sikes over a loudspeaker to use the brakes and emergency brake.

After the car slowed to about 50 mph, Sikes felt safe enough to turn off the engine and coast to a halt.

Yeah, he called 911 to have a trooper establish his story and if they check his phone records, he probably called a slip-n-fall lawyer right after that. That is if he didn't already have one waiting.

I said it before and I'll say it again....this is an opportunistic conspiracy by the government to harm it's biggest competitor in the car manufacturing market and they can count on lying consumers and skeevy lawyers to keep the dangerous-Toyotas narrative going with harrowing stories of out-of-control cars and bogus lawsuits.

Toyota Simulator

If you want to see what all the fuss over Toyota is about, click on over to Toyota Simulator and see for yourself.

From Moonbattery.

Monday, March 08, 2010

The religion of peace strikes again

Murdering savages who practice the great religion of Islam have shown once again what a wonderful and benevolent god they worship......

JOS, Nigeria (AFP) – UN chief Ban Ki-moon appealed Monday for "maximum restraint" amid revulsion at the slaughter of more than 500 Christians in Nigeria, as survivors told how the killers chopped down their victims.
Funerals took place for victims of the three-hour orgy of violence on Sunday in three Christian villages close to the northern city of Jos, blamed on members of the mainly Muslim Fulani ethnic group.

Media reported that Muslim residents of the villages in Plateau state had been warned by phone text message, two days prior to the attack, so they could make good their escape before the exit points were sealed off.

I'll be watching the news tonight to see how many of the news readers mention that the third-world Muslim savages yelled, "Allah Akhbar" before hacking men, women, and children to death for no reason other than they were Christians. They'll report it as tribal warfare or factional clashes but, they'll leave out the Muslim/Christian truth, lest Americans get a bad image of Islam. What's more telling is how many Muslims around the world will say nothing.

Now, I'd like somebody to make the case that Islam is one of the world's great religions. I mean, how many murders in the name of Allah, by crazed Muslim lunatics, do we have to witness around the world before we finally are willing to acknowledge that, as practiced today, it is a violent cult of power-mad, blood thirsty zealots, hell-bent on the forced conversion or violent termination of every non-Muslim?

Unintentionally funny headline of the day

Swiss prostitutes are being trained to use defibrillators to prevent clients with heart problems from dying on them

"...dying on them"......guess they meant that literally...heh-heh.

We have no one to blame but ourselves for Obama

I found this quote over on Boortz. It's been floating around the Interwebs for a little while and no body's really sure who wrote it but, what difference does it really make? It's spot on....

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to an electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The public can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."

The author is exactly right. We can complain about how awful Obama is as President but, how dumb does it make us that we allowed the pernicious media to bamboozle us into voting him into office?

George Will schools Lilliputian tool Robert Reich

Over the weekend, George Will debated the diminutive weasel Robert Reich about health care. As you might have guessed already, Will filleted his arguments, exposing liberalism for it's true elitist essence at the end of the clip.....

More conservatives should openly point the accusing finger of shame at liberals whenever they presume, as they always do, that all Americans except them, are far too stupid to make decisions for themselves on any level.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

Regular reader David sent this in because it dovetails nicely with my legendary delight in hearing about people who through their own reckless disregard of common sense, get mauled, eaten, or otherwise killed by wild animals.....

*Minor language warning*
*Click to enlarge*

Friday, March 05, 2010

One man's waste, is another's fertilizer?.....YUCK!!!

In the name of organic farming, or saving the polar bears, or some other communal-living nonsense, hippies will do literally anything, no matter how gross, if it makes them feel smug toward the "wasters", also known as normal, thinking people like the rest of us....

San Francisco wears its environmental consciousness like a green badge of honor. Residents separate and recycle their food scraps. Streets close to cars so people can walk and bike them. A city department even gives away "high-quality, nutrient-rich, organic bio-solids compost" to any and all takers.

"High-quality, nutrient-rich, organic bio-solids compost" is a benign term for human crap.

Leave it to dumb, gullible hippie farmers to take human waste and fertilize the food they and their families will eat in a few weeks.....gross! California needs to catch up with the times. We've been tricking our stupid, hippie farmers here in Alabama for decades with this very ruse.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Culture of Chicago corruption....the Obama way

Obama's whole presidency is inexorably tied to passage of some version of health care reform and he'll stop at nothing to make it happen.....

From The Weekly Standard -- Tonight, Barack Obama will host ten House Democrats who voted against the health care bill in November at the White House; he's obviously trying to persuade them to switch their votes to yes. One of the ten is Jim Matheson of Utah. The White House just sent out a press release announcing that today President Obama nominated Matheson's brother Scott M. Matheson, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Is it possible there could be a more transparent instance of blatant bribery? I don't' think so unless you count the Louisiana Purchase for Mary Landreau's vote, or the Cornhusker Kickback for Ben Nelson's vote.....all democrats if you hadn't guessed. What happened to Nancy Pelosi's "most ethical, transparent congress. evah"? When it comes to cramming bad legislation down the throats of Americans, there's no such thing as ethics or transparency to democrats.....just get it done.

Liberal hypocrisy on display when it comes to favored groups

Over at the deranged, liberal fever-swamp known as HuffingtonPost, they've posted pictures of Rush Limbaugh's tastefully decorated, upper-eastside Manhattan apartment that he's selling. He's selling it because the state of New York continues to punish the successful with higher taxes in order to reward the degenerates and derelicts who vote for liberal politicians. Here's one of the pictures.....

One of Rush's rooms.

The typical comments by garden-variety HuffPo commenters were accusing Rush of being gay because of his decor. Liberals always claim to be the biggest defenders of gay people. Why is that the knee-jerk insult that always comes from the left? As if being gay is the worst thing in the world to be?

This is another example of the diabolical left using identified "groups" as tools to advance their political agenda but in reality, not doing anything genuine for them. They present themselves as champions of gays casually but use "gay" as an insult. They use African-Americans the same way. They claim to help but, advance an agenda that perpetuates their dependence and poverty in order to insure continued loyalty at the poles.

If gays, African-Americans, and other minority groups abandoned group identity and group think, and started seeing themselves as individuals, they wouldn't be as easily manipulated by liberals who only care about their votes.

National suicide by a thousand cuts

This is part of an e-mail I got this morning. Maybe you got it too. These are just some of the ways that politicians are plundering the wealth that Americans have earned.....

Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax (Fed)
Federal Unemployment Tax (FU TA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Tax
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Sales Taxes
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Tax
Vehicle License Registration T ax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt and we had the largest middle class in the world.

This is what career politicians have done to the greatest nation on Earth. They've intentionally nickle and dimed us right down the swirling toilet of doom. Our AAA credit rating is about to be taken away because of our massive, unsustainable debt and unwillingness to stop spending money we don't have. The increasingly progressive tax structure is stifling America's most creative entrepreneurs and venture capitalists....the ones who create jobs for the rest of us.

If you aren't panicked by the dangerous direction in which the US is being driven by the progressives in both parties, then you are one of three things, a degenerate moocher who likes getting free stuff that others earned, a self-anointed elitist who wants to control the lives of others, or simply a mental defective who doesn't have the sense God gave a guinea pig(one of the dumbest animals on Earth) and you are content to watch Idol and Housewives while being taken along by whatever forces are at work around you. All three are shameful examples of human failing.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Obama gets one right for a change

Just like with Reagan and PATCO, if the miserable teachers union wants to make unreasonable demands and not have any accountability, fire the lot.....

From the Telegram -- PROVIDENCE — A long-troubled high school that fired all its educators last week is an example of the need for accountability over student performance, President Barack Obama said Monday during an address in Washington.

Obama cited a decision last week to fire 93 teachers, administrators and other support staff by the end of the year at Central Falls High School, as an example of school reform. No more than half of those teachers could be hired back under federal rules.

The union wants Central Falls to reconsider the firings and restart talks with a mediator.

Yeah I'll bet they do. The union should be banished and no unionized teachers should be hired to fill those jobs. The teachers in Providence made on average, 3 times as much as the average citizen in that town yet, only 7% of juniors could pass the state math test......7%!

I hope this signals the recognition of union uselessness in the work-place and it's impotence when it comes to politics. Labor should be like any other commodities market....subject to the laws of supply, demand, and price.

Hillary to the rescue

I sleep better in the comforting knowledge that Hillary is on the job bringing relief to Chile where the death toll has risen to 800.....

From ChristianScienceMonitor -- In the wake of the 8.8 Chile earthquake, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Chile's capital Tuesday with 20 satellite phones and a technician.

If there was a thought balloon over Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, it would read, "Are you friggin' kidding me? People are dying and she brings me 20 satellite phones and a lousy technician?"

Hat tip to Belchspeak.

Some people just need killing

This is Chelsea King. She's the San Diego teen who disappeared a couple of days ago....

And this is John Albert Gardner, a convicted child molester and the primary suspect in the rape and murder of Chelsea....

Many were at a loss for words over the discovery of a body believed to be that of 17-year-old Chelsea King, five days after the popular, straight-A student from San Diego County disappeared and two days after a registered sex offender was booked on suspicion of rape and murder.

The DA, the trial judge, and the shrinks all agreed when Gardner was busted before, that this guy remained a potential menace to young girls in the community yet, he was paroled anyway.
When are we going to start thinking of the victims first, rather than the imagined rehabilitation of the criminal? If you harm children in any way, you are sick to the point of no return. You cannot be fixed and in a civil society your life should be forfeit. If by chance, you are a child predator of some kind and you are reading this, please.....drink some bleach, cut your wrists, or hang yourself.....something. Seriously, your life has no value and you don't belong in a world with normal people.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Going postal....but not on Saturdays

The USPS lost like a quarter of a billion dollars just in Q4 of last year. Somethings got to give. Maybe it's this.....

Postmaster General John Potter said Tuesday that he intends to seek congressional approval to cut Saturday delivery as part of a wide-ranging plan to close a multi-billion dollar budget gap.

Though the idea of cutting service from six to five days has gotten a cool reception on Capitol Hill, Potter said that the plan would include enough flexibility so that customers who need Saturday service can get it and that this and other changes need to be implemented for the Postal Service to survive.

The argument for continuing the Saturday delivery service is that commercial businesses might suffer without it. But, a vast majority of the cost of Saturday postal service is residential-based so, perhaps the commercial deliveries could remain for a time until the businesses make adjustments.

Honestly, I wouldn't miss the mail if it ran only once a week. That's about how often we bother to retrieve it, much to the annoyance of our delivery guy.

Nothing to see here folks....move along

Well, what do you know? Another campus noose causes disharmony and panic through out the minority population not to mention the frothing by the eager media who love reporting on white racism rearing it's ugly head in modern America. But as is usually the case, the noose was placed there by a minority student for reasons unknown to us now. Here's part of her apology letter.....

"As a minority student who sympathizes with the students that have been affected by the recent issues on campus, I am distraught to know that I have unintentionally added to their pain," the student wrote. She was suspended Friday and remains under investigation for a possible hate crime.

Here's a picture of the actual "hate crime"....

For some reason, race-conscious people who feel they aren't getting enough attention, manufacture attention with stunts like this. Then the white community inevitably gets the blame, when they were actually minding their own business. If a white student had done this, we'd be treated to endless reporting about racism in America but, because another minority did it, the media will shrug and go away. It doesn't fit their template of all whites being racists....a story they love reporting on.

Your TRR cautionary tale of the week

MONTESANO, Wash. (AP) - Authorities believe a Washington man was killed by accidentally urinating on a downed power line after a car crash.

If you aren't cringing in your seat, you're either brain-dead or a chick. And I don't think there is anything more that I can add to this except be careful out there kids.