Friday, July 30, 2010
This creep committed a half dozen crimes before he posted the clip on the Web. Maybe that's where the effort at stopping this stuff should be directed, not at the Internet where if government gets involved in regulation and policing, it'll overreach as it always does and every Internet activity will end up being regulated by some smarmy bureaucrat with a political agenda.
This is like fighting the ridiculous war on drugs by harshly punishing the 16 year old kid who gets caught getting high one time. It makes no sense unless you think like Erin Andrews apparently does, that government can and should solve all of life's problems. This is a cop issue, not a regulatory issue.
Hapless oaf Robert Gibbs attacked Rush Limbaugh for being against the auto-company bailouts thusly....
From WSJ -- “Look, Rush Limbaugh and others wanted to walk away. Rush Limbaugh and others saw a million people that worked at these factories, that worked at these parts suppliers, that had — that supported communities, and thought we should all just walk away. The president didn’t think that walking away from a million jobs in these communities made a lot of economic sense,” Gibbs said.
Well count me among those who wanted to walk away. The government doesn't have any business meddling in the free market where it chooses winners and losers based on political favoritism. Obama would have gladly walked away if those car companies had not been unionized and yearly, funneled millions in forcibly extracted union dues to democrat politicians. It wasn't about jobs, it was about rescuing union political support.
I said it before and I'll say it again, no company is too big to fail.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Apparently the newest street drug with which moronic teens are trying to get high is a synthetic form of cannabinoid whose street names are Cobra, Triad, K2, or Spice. It's really just some dried herb-like flowers that are sprayed with a synthetic form of THC that you roll up and smoke, and may or may not give you a very weak, brief buzz, depending on who you ask.
What it most likely will do is what it does to lab rats, which is decrease your teen's body temperature, make him lazy(how can you tell, am I right parents?), and make his muscles rigid. Plus hundreds of teens have already ended up in the ER from smoking this artificial chemical. It's never been human tested and nobody knows what it's effects on the human brain might be.
I swear, is there any stupider sub-species in the galaxy than human teenagers trying to get high?
This is the father of the year candidate who after his teen daughter was attacked by a barracuda, stopped on the way to the ER to snap a few pictures for the home album. The bloodied girl needed 51 stitches, yet her dad thought a picture with the fish was a must. The blood on the barracuda is hers. Her expression pretty much says it all. What an a-hole!
For those of you who think that once conservatives, especially those with Tea Party leanings, have made enormous gains in the House and Senate this November, that the fight is over, think again. During the 3 months more-or-less after the election, before the new representatives and congressmen take their seats(the lame duck session), Nancy Pelousy may be planning her most treacherous scheme yet to bypass entirely the will of the American people. There is quiet muttering in DC that she plans to force through, legislation regarding climate change, union card check, a bill that locks in increased agency budgets, and federal voter registration mandates that supersede states' laws. With little else to lose, no voters to whom they have to answer for another two years, and significant losses of dem. seats, this will likely be the last chance to pass such controversial measures that Americans clearly don't want, but that are good for future democrats' desperate grasp on power.
For outgoing losers to do what amounts to trashing the legitimate, Constitutional legislative process on their way out the door is the epitome of treachery and underhandedness. But then again, when Bush came into office they found that all the W's had been removed from all the keyboards in the White House and items had been pilfered by the adolescent riff-raff employed by the Clintons.
Maturity and decorum just aren't things we can associate with democrats, especially resentful loser democrats.
(CBS/AP) Ousted Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod says she will sue a conservative blogger who posted an edited video of her making racially tinged remarks last week.
Sherrod made the announcement Thursday in San Diego at the National Association of Black Journalists annual convention.
Of course she's suing. It's what she and her husband do. It's what all put-upon Americans do who imagine they've been wronged by somebody who's got a little money that they want for themselves. The party she should be suing however, is the Obama administration for firing her without just cause. They demanded her resignation before anybody ever watched the video. But that won't happen because she's black and she said she loves him because he's the first black President.
From what I've read Andrew Breitbart is on pretty solid footing in terms of charges of slander and/libel, so I doubt this law-suit is going anywhere. There's no way Breitbart will settle either.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The government was forced to print money in order to pay its bills, causing domestic prices to rise rapidly. Faced with hyperinflation, Washington took recourse in terminating Social Security and Medicare and followed up by confiscating the remnants of private pensions. This provided a one-year respite, but with no more resources to confiscate, money creation and hyperinflation resumed.
Organized food deliveries broke down when the government fought hyperinflation with fixed prices and the mandate that all purchases and sales had to be in US paper currency. Unwilling to trade appreciating goods for depreciating paper, goods disappeared from stores.
We are plunging headlong toward disaster as a nation if we don't turn back. Obama and his America-hating ilk are purposefully causing as much irreparable damage as possible while they can. We can begin to put the brakes on in November but their threats of lame-duck shenanigans is horrifying if you love freedom, liberty, and self determination.
The national media are all atwitter about another hot, 19 year old white girl that's been missing for a week. The guy police think she's with is the same guy who she disappeared with a year ago, only to return hooked on Meth. I hope she comes home safely but one questions how the media choose what missing teens to be alarmed about. Meanwhile, three quarters of a million other, less attractive people are reported missing every year who seem to go unnoticed by anybody but family. WTH?
American consumers have repeatedly shown contempt for electric vehicles. In a recession and given that global warming due to CO2 is a wholly imaginary farce, why would Government Motors try to sell a stupid electric car that nobody wants at a price that nobody can afford?
The long-anticipated Chevrolet Volt, General Motors' electric car, will cost $41,000, the company announced Tuesday, leaving consumers to decide whether its environmental appeal is worth a price far above that of similarly sized conventional autos.
Electric-car technology has been around for years, but the high cost to make the vehicles has prevented automakers from producing them for the mass market. The price announcements for the Volt and its electric rival, the Nissan Leaf, have been highly anticipated as a result. Nissan, the only other major manufacturer expected to bring such a vehicle to market this year, said the Leaf will cost $32,780.
Nobody wants these stupid electric cars! Especially at $41,000 a copy. This is a perfect example of the sheer idiocy that happens when the federal government controls a private company and dictates production based on political correctness and personal agenda rather than consumer demand.
I hope GM goes bankrupt, despite the billions taxpayers have invested in the union thugs against our will. If there's not a market for GM cars, they should not be in the market place and if there is a consumer market, just not for GM cars, some other efficiently operated company will quickly fill the supply void with reasonably priced cars that people want to drive.
How many times to I have to explain this concept to you people?
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Frankfurt, Germany, December 6 -- A rather bizarre study carried out by German researchers suggests that staring at women's breasts is good for men's health and increases their life expectancy.
According to Dr. Karen Weatherby, a gerontologist and author of the study, gawking at women’s breasts is a healthy practice, almost at par with an intense exercise regime, that prolongs the lifespan of a man by five years. She added, "Just 10 minutes of staring at the charms of a well-endowed female, is roughly equivalent to a 30-minute aerobics work-out.
TRR readers, you owe it to yourselves and your families to extend your lives as long as possible so, do your duty and stare at this picture for no less than 10 minutes.You're welcome.
Monday, July 26, 2010
From DailyMail -- They must not be made to feel inadequate by stick-thin models staring out of advertising billboards and magazines.
Instead, they should regard curvaceous women such as Christina Hendricks, star of the TV series Mad Men, as their ultimate role models.
Yeah, average women comparing themselves to Christina Hendricks will make 'em feel better. What an idiot!
Doug Ross over at Directorblue has compiled a list of all the dastardly Journolisters who secretly abandoned their objectivity and professionalism and instead embraced political advocacy and candidate promotion. Nothing, NOTHING these degenerate swine have to say should be considered when you are forming political opinion and you should familiarize yourself with them as names to avoid if you are a political news consumer like me.
Per my habit for the last three weeks, I woke up this morning and checked the clock to see if Tour coverage had started yet on VersusHD, before I remembered that it was over. Bummer!
Now we have to wait 11 months and a week to see it again. Hopefully Versus will televise some of the other premier bike races around the world so I don't have to wait all year for the Tour to return. To tide you over until the next race, here's the highlight reel of Mark Cavendish's 5 stage wins with his epic sprint to win the final stage yesterday....ENJOY!
Friday, July 23, 2010
It turns out that John "Lurch" Kerry is not only a despicable gigolo who makes his living sleeping with the widows of men far better than himself while he spends the money they earned, but he's also a shameless, hypocritical tax-cheat...
Sen. John Kerry, who has repeatedly voted to raise taxes while in Congress, dodged a whopping six-figure state tax bill on his new multimillion-dollar yacht by mooring her in Newport, R.I.
But instead of berthing the vessel in Nantucket, where the senator summers with the missus, Teresa Heinz, Isabel’s hailing port is listed as “Newport” on her stern.
Could the reason be that the Ocean State repealed its Boat Sales and Use Tax back in 1993, making the tiny state to the south a haven — like the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Nassau — for tax-skirting luxury yacht owners?
Cash-strapped Massachusetts still collects a 6.25 percent sales tax and an annual excise tax on yachts. Sources say Isabel sold for something in the neighborhood of $7 million, meaning Kerry saved approximately $437,500 in sales tax and an annual excise tax of about $70,000.
John Kerry is the worst kind of politician, a wealthy elitist who takes money from hard-working Americans while using every trick in the book to avoid taxes for himself. How this shameless degenerate keeps getting elected is a complete mystery to me.
How bad must it suck to wake being Keith Olbermann every day? Heh heh, the Dennis Miller comment cracked me up.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Harry Reid hates to admit that Ford was hugely successful without a government bailout, so he simply lies about it...
From RealClearPolitics -- SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV): "Isn't it a good thing today in America that we have an automobile manufacturing sector? If it had been up to them [Republicans], General Motors would be gone. If it were up to them, Ford Motor Company would probably be gone. Chrysler definitely would be gone."
To it's credit, Ford never took a dime of taxpayer bailout money. This is precisely why they were, and still are successful, and GM and Chrysler continue to struggle under the weight of union thuggery and government meddling. Americans who opposed the bailouts of struggling companies put their money where their mouths were and bought only Fords. The next time I buy a new car, it will not be a GM or Chrysler product for this very reason. And if I can help it, I try not to do business with banks and credit card companies who received bailout money, money that was seized from taxpayers.
Harry Reid, like all democrats, cannot tolerate a private company who succeeds in the marketplace without government intervention so rather than acknowledge Ford's competitive successes, he lies about their participation in the bailout disaster.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Why Muslim imams would waste time deliberating about whether civet-produced coffee is halal-compliant is a mystery when issues like suicide bombings and honor killings seem more pressing. But I'm guessing no more mysterious than the guy who first wondered what coffee brewed from jungle-cat poop might taste like. It might have been the same guy who thought to scramble and eat that ovoid object that comes from a chicken's ass....just sayin'.
Would you drink coffee brewed from the poop of this creature? Actually, I would absolutely try it. That's right, I said it!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
We're like 5 hours from the panhandle of Florida where gators are common. I had no idea they had migrated this far north. That means there's a significant breeding population or somebody had one as a pet and let it loose. Either way, it makes me reconsider any ideas I ever had of taking a dip in the local swimming holes.
Monday, July 19, 2010
In case you weren't aware, there is a divide full of resentment and contention between Tea Party activists across the nation and old-school, establishment republicans like Lindsay Graham and Mitch McConnell. Perhaps it's attitudes like this, reflected in their comments, that have something to do with that.....
“Oh my goodness — in the whole country is there racism?” McConnell responded when asked by CNN “State of the Union” host Candy Crowley if there was racism in the movement, as charged by the NAACP.
“I’m not interested in getting into that debate,” the leader said. “…There are all kinds of things in America that make me uncomfortable, both on the right and the left.”
McConnell's resentment of the Tea Party's influence is painfully obvious as he refuses to defend the grass-roots conservatives against completely bogus racism charges from the leftist media, lying democrats, and Hollywood nitwits. McConnell looked impotent and ineffectual at a time when he should have been forceful and resolute in the face of the racism outrage.
This is why establishment, milquetoast republicans need to be unceremoniously booted from office and replaced by actual conservatives who'll fight for conservatism in government. McConnell, Graham, McCain etc....all need to be retired whether they like it or not.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Ellen Page star in what I thought might be an interesting sci-fi thriller but then I saw this interview and thought, "There's no way I'm giving money to self-important actors who look down on people like me."
You would think the studios would encourage their "talent" to be less politically opinionated since I'm sure I'm not the only conservative who will not see this movie specifically because of the actors' determination to insult me for reasons that have nothing to do with the movie.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
American atheists lined up to be "de-baptized" in a ritual using a hair dryer, according to a report Friday on U.S. late-night news program "Nightline."
Leading atheist Edwin Kagin blasted his fellow non-believers with the hair dryer to symbolically dry up the holy water sprinkled on their heads in days past. The styling tool was emblazoned with a label reading "Reason and Truth."
Why must atheists be so comically vocal about their disbelief? I have one question for atheists....what if you're wrong?
If I'm wrong as a believer, then nothing happens when I die. I'm just gone, returned to the dirt from which I was made. But if you are wrong, you wake up, surprised to find yourself in hell for all eternity. With all the heat, the gnashing of teeth, and the scratchy clothes, you'd think they would at least give believing in God a try just on the off chance He's real.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Show of hands......how many of you think Bristol Palin's marriage to Levi Johnston will blow up and sink faster than the Deep Water Horizon? One, two, three....ok, pretty much everybody thinks it will.
The question is, what is Bristol thinking? Levi Johnston is the world's biggest douchebag. He knocked up the Palin's minor daughter, fled to Hollywood where he befriended hateful troll Cathy Griffin, and posed for Playgirl, all the while giving interview after interview trashing the Palin's for being a sham family. You have to believe the Todd and Sarah are questioning every parenting decision they've ever made at this point.
My simplistic explanation is that the same flawed decision-making process Bristol used to let this creep knock her up, played a roll in saying yes to his lame marriage proposal. A proposal that came because Levi's 15 minutes have long expired and he's got no where else to turn.
Well, let's wish the dumb but happy couple luck because they're going to need it.
How abysmally stupid can this woman be? Two Vietnam's? While republicans were giggling at her, among democrats I'm sure there were plenty of face-palms all around. Hope you're proud of your own, Democrats.
The cost of illegal immigration that the media won't report on....
A pair of illegal immigrants raped a 14-year-old Texas girl at July 4th party in Texas, where the teen was later found sitting naked in a bathtub, police said.
The victim told police that she went to an Independence Day party with her cousin in Horseshoe Bay, Tex., about 40 miles northwest of Austin, where she was left in a room with Anibal Escobar, 19, and Anael Martinez, 22, MyFoxAustin reported.
The two Honduran natives, who told police they are in the U.S. illegally, made advances at the victim and then raped her, she told police. The victim’s cousin discovered her in the bathtub and brought her home.
Jerry Rivers(Geraldo Rivera's real name) likes to argue that deaths from drunk-driving aliens is an alcohol problem, not an immigration problem. I guess alien rape of a 14 year old girl is a rape problem, rather than an immigration problem too. He's a smarmy, defense lawyer and ought to know better. The standard for legal blame is if you can say, "but for the actions of this person, that harm to the victim wouldn't have occurred". Clearly, but for the illegal action of sneaking across the border, that girl would not have been raped. You may feel sorry for poor, destitute illegals who just want a better life, blah, blah, blah, but rapists, drug dealers, drunk drivers, extortionists, murderers, gang thugs come across with them. If you agree that violent crime is an acceptable cost for providing a better life for some illegals, then you haven't been the victim of it yet.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
All I have to say is don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.
On the other hand, my favorite outraged Muslim, Islamic Rage Boy, still has a fan page on Facebook.
Islamic Rage Boy just updated his Facebook status to "OUTRAGED!!" for the 378th time.
I try to stay from the family of politicians as targets of my opinion but sometimes things just have to be said.
This is Michelle Obama speaking to the local riff-raff in Panama City, pretending to give a damn about the oil spill. I'd like to think her choice of dress design was either a simple oversight or a ham-fisted attempt at solidarity, but it may have been a despicable, inside joke to wear a dress that looks like oil spilled on it. More preposterously still, her speech was to encourage Americans to visit the Gulf region for vacation even though she was about to jet off to Maine for her family vacation.
The whole visit smacked of the superior elitism of a woman who couldn't be bothered with other peoples problems, even though they were complicated and made worse by her hyper-political husband's incompetence, but had to come speak to the little people as a matter of responsibility of nobleship. It was in a word, insulting!
Trial lawyers expecting Treasury Department to give them $1.6 Billion tax break
The answer lies in the fact that of all the money donated to politicians by trial lawyers, 95% went to democrats. Obama owes them big-time and Geithner was directed to use authority that he doesn't constitutionally have to grant these tax breaks, as a way of payback for campaign cash.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
You may remember the Octopus that accurately predicted the Soccer World Cup outcome. In an article describing his curious ability to pick sports outcomes, the SI reporter who obviously has never bet on sports, offered this gem....
From SportsIllustrated -- Probability experts were quoted in media reports saying the likelihood of getting eight consecutive picks right is 1/256.
As if it takes an MIT graduated "probability expert" to multiply 1/2 by itself, 8 times. It's not rocket science, dude.
Headline: "Fierce alligator invades back yard and attacks resident"
Just kidding: Dumb Florida teen swims in canal known to contain alligators and is shocked, shocked when he gets bitten
From Breitbart.com -- NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Florida wildlife officials say a 10-foot alligator bit off a man's hand while he was swimming in a canal with friends.
This happens all the time. How can Florida people not know that they are swimming with hungry alligators when they jump into that states' many fresh-water canals? What an idiot!
Monday, July 12, 2010
After the video went viral, most people logically assumed a wasted hippie in the land of fruits and nuts having this reaction to a rainbow, naturally he's high. Well it turns out he wasn't high, just a moron....
"I was just on pure rainbow power," he told ABC News' "Good Morning America." "I was by myself, and it was just the spirit of the universe influencing me."
He was probably in the boys room grabbing a toke when they covered water vapor refracting sunlight in science class. Either that or the cumulative effects of a lifetime of marijuana use, patchouli incense, and 'shroom toxins were playing tricks on his limbic system.
Did he really say "rainbow power"?
From NYTimes -- BOSTON — In a private meeting with White House officials this weekend, Democratic governors voiced deep anxiety about the Obama administration’s suit against Arizona’s new immigration law, worrying that it could cost a vulnerable Democratic Party in the fall elections.
There are 19 governor's seats held by democrats that will be contested in November. They'd rather be talking about jobs, the economy, the oil spill, anything but immigration. This frivolous, race-based law suit, brought by administration stooge Eric Holder, will only focus the attention of the electorate onto an issue that is a no-win for democrats who are seen as pro-illegal alien for the most part.
If republicans in these states have any sense at all, and the jury is still out on that, they'll quickly bring Arizona-like immigration bills to their own state Houses and force the dem. governors to go on the record in the lead up to the election.
The pro illegal-alien media would have no choice but to cover it and it would shed some much needed sunlight on an issue clouded by administration lies and misinformation. Moreover, it would signal to Obama that his flunky-AG Holder cannot sue half the country and that the country is united in favor of closing the border BEFORE we discuss pathways to citizenship for illegals or guest-worker programs.
On Chris Matthews's show Friday, a drug-addled senior citizen Jerry Brown insulted George Bush, Sarah Palin, and Carly Fiorina as "know-nothings" and in the same breath assigned the detestable sexual label "tea-baggers" to California conservatives who might not vote for him as Governor or Babs Boxer as Senator in November.
They need to put Jerry back into cryostasis where they found him. If Californians want a tool like him as governor...one who'll make nice with the unions, raise taxes, attack businesses, and blame everybody else for that state's insolvency and ultimate failure, then they deserve to slide off into the Pacific Ocean.
I don't care if the president takes a vacation every now and then but, he could at least do it in the Gulf where it might do some good. He's going to the Arcadia National Forest in Maine....about as far from the Gulf and all the conservatives who live down here as you can get. What happened to not resting until the spill is cleaned up and every thing's back to normal? I guess those were just words for fawning media consumption....they sure weren't meant sincerely.
Friday, July 09, 2010
Clearly it was back in her experimental college days when she preferred the look of "lipstick lesbian" to her current look which can only be described as "dude".
Between her time slot and that of whining sissy Keith Olbermann, MSNBC needed a male presence on TV. Rachael easily beat out KO on that count.
This is the shameful, barbaric culture for which our tax money is being expropriated to make them feel better about themselves....
An Iranian woman convicted of adultery will not be stoned to death but may still face execution in the Islamic Republic, Iran's embassy in London announced Thursday.
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, 42, a mother of two, was found guilty of adultery in 2006. She has already spent five years in prison and endured 99 lashes for her illicit relationship with two men, but she still is condemned to be put to death.
I'm sorry but Islam, as practiced by Iran, Saudi Arabia, and some other countries, is a medieval cult of savage cavemen determined to remain forever in the dark ages of oppression and inhumanity. That Obama would use a single American nickle to make these barbarians in dirty nightshirts feel good about their culture's contribution to the advancement of civilization is an utter joke. What significant contributions to math and science, philosophy and language did the Muslims make?
Someone said they discovered the number zero at some point.....heh heh, like we wouldn't have found that anyway. That age of Muslim enlightenment was supposed to be from 800-1100AD. During that time, what did they do besides kill people? Let's make this easy, in the last 1000 years, what contributions to civilization and culture have Muslims made? Anybody? Anybody? Bueller? Bueller?
What we ought to be doing is shaming anybody who condones this barbaric justice system....from the Muslims themselves to their shameful defenders in this country who refuse to speak out against it.
California (Reuters) - A white former transit police officer was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in a videotaped shooting death of an unarmed black man last year in Oakland, California, sparking a wave of looting and destruction in the city on Thursday.
Why riot and destroy your own neighborhood if the cracker cop was found guilty? Perhaps the rioting had less to do with the outcome of the trial and more to do with criminals and thugs taking advantage of any opportunity to loot businesses for whatever they could grab, all under the guise of social and racial unrest....perfectly understandable to the stupid media.
This is what you can expect when local governments maintain urban slums where dependence is the name of the game, poverty and destitution are rampant, and criminals are allowed to rule. It happens in every big city in the US and Europe where liberal ideology has plunged the urban centers into endless cycles of unemployment, lost opportunities, and hopelessness.
Thursday, July 08, 2010
This is the clearest case of voter intimidation in memory, yet Obama directed stooge Eric Holder not to pursue the case. According to a justice department lawyer who resigned his position in protest, it was because of Obama's outrageous policy of never prosecuting blacks to the benefit of whites. How's that for the post-racial candidate?
"I hate every iota of a cracker." That's gold Jerry, gold!
I'm wondering what a country without us crackers and our babies would be like. A miserable, despotic hell-hole like Zimbabwe or the Ivory Coast perhaps?
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
The artist now known as Prince or whatever he's going by this week, is famously hostile to the Internet and the misuse of music that the ubiquitous, digital format allows....
Prince has taken his war against the Internet one step further by shutting down his official website. His battle began in 2007 when he famously announced his intention to file lawsuits against eBay, YouTube and the Pirate Bay for the misuse of his music. Ever since he has banned such sites from using his music in any fashion and refused to work with legal paid-for options like iTunes, 7Digital or eMusic.
His new album is his 27th release and may be distributed via Warner Brothers in the US – but there will be no downloads available in the world.
Correction! There will be free downloads available in the world approximately 5 minutes after the first CD gets sold. It'll be anonymously copied and uploaded to any one of a hundred illegal music distribution sites on the Internet for anybody to grab. You can't beat the Internet or defeat the criminal geniuses who can strip music from any mode and distribute it free world wide in mere seconds.
A friend of mine from India posted this on his Facebook page. Though it defies logic to suggest that an attractive, youthful woman as sports czar has anything to do with the success of that nation's teams, the facts are the facts.
Look at Australia's sports czar and then take a look at India's sports czar. Australia is very competitive in all sports while India struggles to compete in anything but cricket and I'm not sure about that. It's hard to argue with the facts, people.
India needs to appoint one of those Bollywood actresses as sports czar, photograph her in tight sweaters, and then they'd start winning internationally....I'm certain if it.
It's been a while since I mocked an idiot for hurting himself. but since we just celebrated the holiday of blowing stuff up, it seems appropriate today....
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—A homemade firework left a Colorado Springs man with serious injuries when it blew up and sent shrapnel into his torso.
The accident happened Sunday night, when police say a firecracker consisting of a metal tube attached to a fuse went off at a house in west Colorado Springs. Parts of the firecracker had been welded, but police are still investigating what was in the device.
If you have to weld your explosive device together, it's not a firecracker. It's a bomb! And that probably makes it illegal which means that when he's released from the ER, the cops will want to have a word with him. I wonder if blowing himself up and then going to jail for making a bomb is how he thought he'd be spending the 4th?
From FoxNews -- "When I[Charles Bolden] became the NASA administrator -- or before I became the NASA administrator --he[Obama] charged me with three things. One was he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math, he wanted me to expand our international relationships, and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science ... and math and engineering,"
Since when do we care if other nations feel good about their contribution to the advancement of civilization? We should instead, be punishing Muslim countries for their current deplorable lack of values and culture, utter failure to join the modern peace-loving world, and ridiculous adherence to a barbaric religion which preposterously commands them to convert by force or slaughter non-believers.
For all Obama's denials that he's a Muslim or at the least, a Muslim sympathizer, what is his singular obsession with appeasing the Muslim world? We can never, NEVER get them to like us, no matter how embarrassingly submissive Obama is to them. Weakness only makes them detest us more....understandably.
Item 1: Best laid plans: went to cut a 50foot tree down in the back yard after tying a rope to guide its fall away from the power lines. Made the wedge cut with the chain saw then got half way through the back cut when the tree started tilting TOWARD the power lines. My 16 year old was pulling the rope for all he was worth but the tree kept leaning the wrong direction. I dropped the saw and helped him pull but we couldn't pull it down. The branches were tangled in those of an adjacent tree. Neither of us could let go or it would have fallen on the lines. Finally we spotted my 80 year old neighbor, who is very spry for his age, and my other neighbor who came running to help. After about 45 minutes of pulling and cutting, we dropped the tree without incident exactly where we wanted but, for a while, we had ourselves in a pickle.
Item 2: I went to Publix to get a few groceries and spotted this fat guy with bleached, spiked hair, Crocs, tight dolphin shorts like the Hooters girls wear, and a T-shirt with the sleeves cut off. When he got closer, I could read the shirt. It was an advertisement for Trojan brand X-Large condoms. I have no idea how acute my gaydar is but I was getting the definite vibe. Now, I couldn't care less about any body's orientation or preferences, but you don't wear that attire into a neighborhood grocery store on Sunday morning. In fact, I'm not sure if there is an appropriate place to wear it. Gross!
So that about sums up the holiday: hard work, good food, sports, the sounds of fireworks in the distance, and grocery-store character spotting. I'll take it.
Friday, July 02, 2010
This is a screen cap of Google Street View somewhere in the UK. It shows a mysterious man with a horses-head, or alternatively, a horse with a man's body, standing near the street. This is the second unexplained appearance of Horse-boy on Google Street View. Click on over here and see the original sighting. Then explain if you can, what it means in the comments section.
I, for one, welcome our new horses-head overlords.
From MyFoxDC -- (NewsCore) - An overflowing wallet can buy you happiness but it does not guarantee respect, a worldwide study published Thursday found.
Researchers asked 136,000 people in 132 countries around the world about what made them happy, and whether they felt respected.
They found that happiness increased with income but people still craved respect and admiration from their friends and family no matter how much money they had in the bank.
I'm sorry but that's a croc! Wanting to posses a lot of money and wanting the respect and admiration from family and friends are two independent human desires and having one does not preclude or even influence the other. This is a false association created by researchers who think that they don't make enough money as researchers and teachers, so rather than do something that earns more, they pretend to value the respect and admiration of family and colleagues for being researchers more than the acquisition of wealth.
This is a common meme among academicians who believe that the research and teaching they do is vastly more valuable than private-sector pursuits because it contributes to human knowledge and improves the human condition. And it is the basis for their incessant whining about not making enough money. Their argument is typically, "Sure, I could make a lot more money competing in the private market place but, I would be selling out the lofty discipline of academia and my peers would not respect or admire what I did."
Who cares what others think? Do what makes you happy and let everybody else take a hike.
It'll hit us in three waves:
1. Expiration of 2001 and 2003 Tax Relief
3. The Alternative Minimum Tax and Employer Tax Hikes
You need to be prepared to avoid these punitive grabs to satisfy the democrats' voracious appetite for other peoples' money. Read up and then call your accountant. Or alternatively, call your travel agent and get the hell out while you can. I hear Serbia has a flat tax.
Walmart CEO earns more in 1 hour than workers earn in a year. Walmart CEO Michael Duke's $35 million salary, when converted to an hourly wage, worked out to $16,826. By comparison, at a Walmart store planned for the Windy City's Pullman neighborhood, new employees to be paid $8.75 an hour would gross $13,650 a year.
So what? The reason CEO's make so much is that they do jobs that very few people can do. The reason new employees make $8.75 an hour is that they do jobs that millions of people can do. It's simple market economics.
Because of the job Michael Duke does, Walmart makes hundreds of millions in profits each year. Because of the job the greeter does, Walmart is the butt of countless jokes.
This is nothing more than wealth envy, minimum wage whining, and a push for unionization of the largest ununionized work force in America. Democrats and their goon friends in the union can't stand that Walmart does more to lift people out of poverty by providing them with quality goods at inexpensive prices, than the government ever could, without government or union involvement.
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Remember the certain Swine Flu pandemic with which the hysterical media menaced us for months on end? And remember how outraged they pretended to be when they found out there weren't enough doses of vaccine to protect everybody? And remember how terrified citizens who didn't know any better demanded that the government manufacture enough flu vaccine to protect them and their precious snowflakes?
Well, it turns out to have been a big, stupid false alarm. Only about 12,000 people died from swine flu...or about one third the number that die each year from the seasonal flu. And now the government will have to destroy over 70,000,000 doses of vaccine because nobody used it and it's expiring in the next week or two. The cost to taxpayers is in the neighborhood of $350million dollars....most of it going to fund the fabulous vacations of pharmaceutical execs and their families.
Do you see how the doom-and-gloom, self-important media/pharma/government cabal manipulates us into thinking the sky is falling when it's just a garden-variety threat and not a catastrophic one? But consider that when most of the population were "educated" in dreadful government schools, they're easy to manipulate.
The teenage son of a Harris County deputy constable opened fire with his father's automatic rifle Tuesday after burglars forced their way into the family's home, authorities said.
The boy, 15, and his sister, 12, were alone about 2:30 p.m. when they heard glass breaking downstairs at the home in the 2600 block of Royal Place Court in northwest Harris County.
The boy went downstairs with the rifle and spotted the two burglars in the living room.
He fired several shots and struck one of the intruders, said Lt. Jeff Stauber with the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
"He was concerned with protecting his younger sister — that's exactly what he did,“ Stauber said.
For you gun-control idiots out there, what might have happened to this kid and his sister if the intruders had found them defenseless in the house? Murder? Rape then murder? Pistol whipped? What if these had been your kids? Would you rather them be unarmed victims of violent criminals as a price for your anti-gun zealotry or would you be thankful that the kids walked away unharmed because he defended himself and his sister from violent attackers?
I think it's too bad he didn't just go ahead and kill them. It would have saved the taxpayers in Harris Country a boatload of money. But the kid's only 15 so I give him a pass on that. When he's older and paying taxes he'll remember to double-tap them in the chest and put one between their eyes rather than wounding them. Plus, it's always a good idea to remember that if you shoot somebody, go ahead and kill them. That way the cops only hear one story of how it happened....yours.
This cartoon originated nearly 3 months ago in Scotland . It looks like most of the world is laughing at our nation's "leadership"....
I guess the bloom is off the Obama rose and the rest of the world sees what most of us knew all along, Obama is a empty-suited narcissist with no experience, no good ideas, and no clue how to be an effective executive.