Friday, September 30, 2011

Bill Whittle: Live Free Or Die

AKA, A modest proposal for New York City which I can get on board with.

Thanks to Insty.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue: Perhaps We Should Suspend Elections

Nothing but her best intention at heart, I'm sure.

“I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover,” Perdue said at a rotary club event in Cary, N.C., according to the Raleigh News & Observer. “I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.”

Perdue said she thinks that temporarily halting elections would allow members of Congress to focus on the economy. “You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things,” Perdue said.

Politicians are always keen on volunteering to give back power they usurped in times past. Always.

Your vote is the single most powerful tool that you have in our country and Bev Perdue is wishing to take that away from you.

Thanks to Jason.

A Short Round Up Of Reviews From Premier Week

Premier Week came and went this year with not too many standouts.

On Monday, they put the lid on the coffin regarding Charlie Sheen's character on Two and a Half Men. Literary. After the premier, I'm not sure how long that show has left in it. I don't know the viewing numbers but I'm betting it's just a look in to see what has happened and how the show will carry on.

The Sing Off
, however, always seems to show some promise and entertaining musical numbers (Yeah, take my man card. I'm not using it).

Didn't see much on Tuesday or Wednesday night.

For Thursdays, Gray's Anatomy is back. It's about the same as it always has been.

Friday, didn't check out anything.

Saturday, I watched the Law and Order: SVU premier. I think the writers aren't even trying anymore. They'll read about one event in the paper, inject some wishcasting in how they envision a liberal world would work and stir.

It started out with a well groomed man in an expensive suit getting ready to leave his hotel suite. It should have been obvious to most anyone that the plot was a redo of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's allegations that he raped a hotel maid. That and all the detectives are incredible pricks to anyone they happen to be questioning.

And I felt kinda obligated to check out Saturday Night Live. It started out okay. Some good laughs with the cold open of the "7th or 8th- Republican Debate".

It tapered done from there. The funniest bit was after the opening monologue with their 'commercial' of Red Flag by Chanel.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Herman Cain Needs Some Bumper Stickers

This would do for now.

Via The Daley Gator.

If It Takes A Village To Raise A Child Then What Does Burning A Village Do?

To someone, somewhere, this all made sense.

“They said if we hesitated they would shoot us,” said William Bakeshisha, adding that he hid in his coffee plantation, watching his house burn down. “Smoke and fire.”

But in this case, the government and the company said the settlers were illegal and evicted for a good cause: to protect the environment and help fight global warming.

Friday, September 23, 2011

When the lies pile up.

Now, I remember when this creep came up here and people were defending him. Even, conservatives. I was pretty put down that people would actually be for this deranged a-hole and the fact that the people who owned the house rented it to McGinnis... because they didn't like the Palins for whatever their personal reasons.

As an Alaskan, I would never want some punked out creep renting a house next to me. Alaskans for the most part are very private. We don't like people. No, I am not joking, we just don't like people. We especially don't like people who try to come into our personal space. They can get shot.... and it has happened before. McGinnis was lucky someone didn't try here.

So with that said, how do you think McGinnis is going to get out of the nasty email he sent to a well known Palin-Hater? Jesse is a a-hole... but I think McGinnis is going to be bankrupt soon.

Here is the article I am speaking about.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


And if you ever thought that Obama was a evil Forrest Gump, that would be now!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Video: Peter Schiff Testifying Before Congress About Obama's Jobs Bill.

More background here but Peter Schiff pretty much lays it on the line without buttering anyone's biscuits.

To use an analogy or two.

It's twenty two minutes long but twenty two minutes of economic sanity that needs to be heard.

Thanks to Bill.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Is this redistribution?

UAW workers to get $5K contract bonus; tier 2 to get pay bump
Christina Rogers/ The Detroit News
General Motors Co. will give its hourly workers a $5,000 signing bonus, if they approve a tentative contract agreement reached by the company and the United Auto Workers union Friday night, people familiar with the pact said Saturday.

Under the agreement, GM also has agreed to reopen its Spring Hill, Tenn. plant; base profit-sharing checks on North American profits, rather than on U.S. earnings; and give entry-level workers a $2-$3 an hour increase. Those so-called tier two employees, who are paid $14-$16 an hour, will be boosted to $16-$19 an hour

From The Detroit News:$5K-contract-bonus--tier-2-to-get-pay-bump#ixzz1YKMdO4H6

Anyone else a little ticked off about this other than myself?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

What Does Paul Krugman And Plumping Have In Common?

After a hard day of unclogging drains or having just read Krugman's latest column, you need to wash your hands before eating.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Video: Bill Whittle And The Truth Is Out There

He speaks the truth about the. . . Truth.

It's about two weeks old but it's new to me so I'm going with it tonight.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Two Special Elections; Two Republican Victories

In NV-2, it wasn't even close: 57-38%.

In NY-9, the race was a little bit tighter but Republican Bob Turner walks away with a win. Looking at the breakdown of the boroughs, Turner smashed Democrat David Weprin in Brooklyn. About a two to one voting difference, 68% to 32% at this time (a small number of districts are still reporting in but I doubt that number would change much).

This was Anthony Weiner's legacy. This and a picture of his junk he tweeted.

Video: Chuck Woolery Explains Taxing The Rich

It's only a little bit longer than 'Two and Two' but worth it.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Reminder: Special Election In Nevada And New York Tomorrow

This from a couple of days ago about Republican Bob Turner who is running for NY9:
Republican Bob Turner is poised to pull a huge upset in the race to replace Anthony Weiner as the Congressman from New York's 9th Congressional District. He leads Democrat David Weprin 47-41 with Socialist Workers candidate Christopher Hoeppner at 4% and 7% of voters remaining undecided. Turner's winning in a heavily Democratic district for two reasons: a huge lead with independents and a large amount of crossover support. He's ahead by 32 points at 58-26 with voters unaffiliated with either major party. And he's winning 29% of the Democratic vote, holding Weprin under 60% with voters of his own party, while losing just 10% of Republican partisans.
And in Nevada, Republican Mark Amodei is running to represent the people in the NV2. It appears he's ahead in a few polls as well. But in all actuality, their elections depends on one poll, the one that will happen tomorrow so get out and vote.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Not Gone, Not Forgotten

But I did have my power knocked out for the better part of a week thanks to Irene. So my carbon footprint was considerably smaller. No electricity to make toast or coffee with. It was like camping at home.

There were a few things I learned from Irene however:
  • Cowboy Coffee can remove chrome off of a trailer hitch. 
  • Going green sucked. 
  • The only McDonald's that was open experienced an economic boom to the detriment of the closed Burger King, Starbucks, Panera and a few other breakfast places.
But there wasn't any real economic growth in my area from Irene. Just activity.

One area mom told me that she has overblown her budget for food by eating out because it's (a:) easier to do for dinner rather than the hassell of cooking without electricity and the clean up after and (b:) she had to throw out a bunch of food in the fridge because it got too warm and became unsafe to eat.

One more example for the Broken Window Fallacy.

[Had this in the queue but never published it after Hurricane Irene. Apologies for it being a bit dated.]

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New Video From Ladd Ehlinger Jr.: Dancing Weiners And The Special Election

Via Legal Insurrection and The Other McCain.

There is a special election on Sept. 13th (this upcoming Tuesday) in New York's 9th district and it looks like Republican Bob Turner is winning in the polls. The 9th was Anthony "No That Wasn't My Penis On Twitter. Oh That Penis? Yes, It Was Me In Fact." Weiner's old district. And it could very well turn red.

Vote for Bob Turner
He Won't Embarrass New Yorkers The Way Weiner did.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Ladd Ehlinger's Latest Video: The Hitchhiker’s Guide To Freedom

Via Smitty from The Other McCain. Gotta love the ending of the ad with this in the fine print:
Disclaimer: Paid for by the Conservative Action Fund. Not Authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. This title card was forcibly placed here by your government against the will of the filmmaker via the McCain-Feingold lay, which is advocated by such useful idiots as Stephen Colbert, who through his satire advocates even more regulation of political speech.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Woman vs Bear.....

Since, I told Dave I would help him out. I thought how about an amusing blog thread, that has a happy ending. Click the link and enjoy the chuckle.

FYI, no it is not me!