Wednesday, December 30, 2009

THE SYSTEM WORKED II


In case you missed it, after a young male African-born Muslim (now where have we heard that before?) tried to blow up an airliner full of Innocent people on Christmas, and only a malfunction in his bomb and a Dutch passenger taking him down saved everyone from another terrorist catastrophe, Janet "Reno" Napolitano came on a Sunday morning TV talking heads show and claimed, "The system worked!" This has already been eloquently covered here.


Now, it turns out that while Abdul was training for terrorism attacks openly in Yemen with his terrorist pals, two of those terrorist pals, who helped planned the attack, had been released from Gitmo. Seems the two, detainees #333 and #372, had been released to Saudi Arabia (another name we've heard before in relation to crashing passenger jets) where they underwent strenuous de-programming in the form of, I couldn't make this up, a rigorous "art therapy rehabilitation program". Being pronounced "new men", they were then set free.


"We were going to have them go through a 'home economics cooking and baking rehabilitation' program too," said a Saudi spokesman. "But they kept trying to cook C-4 in the muffin tins."


Even with these disasters going on, Obama on his white horse leading the charge, the thing that sticks in my craw the most is that all the lefty politicos and media hacks are still so worried about the foreign-captured non-citizen detainees' RIGHTS. They sure don't give a rat's ass about all the increasing abuses perpetrated by our own government against its own citizens in egregious violation of just about every other sentence of the United States Constitution, but by golly foreign terrorists have RIGHTS! How come no body's worried about our rights?


Are we trapped in some kind of alternate universe Bizzaro World? The folks in charge sure don't seem to be inhabiting the same plant I'm on.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Gun Nut Roundup - December '09

GOA Makes Small Win On Obamacare

Gun Owners of America, the "no compromise" gun lobby was able to eke out a small win for gun owners in the onerous Obamacare bill passed recently in the Senate. The provisions that GOA got inserted in the bill state that no wellness program under the bill may require disclosure or collect information about gun ownership. Another provision would prohibit private insurers covered under the bill from denying coverage, charging higher premiums or denying discounts because the customer owns guns. The bill still sucks, but way to go GOA!

NRA Tweaks Its Iowa Concealed Carry Bill

The NRA has revised its bill to change Iowa from a "may issue" to "shall issue" state. The original bill was criticised as too weak by Jeff Knox and the local group Iowa Gun Owners, among others. The groups Iowa Carry (affiliated with Second Amendment Foundation), the Iowa Sportsmen's Federation (an NRA affiliate), and Iowa State Rifle & Pistol Association (an NRA affiliate) are supporting the NRA's new bill. Let's hope the NRA gets it right.

More Guns, Less Crime In '09

According to early reports from the FBI, during the first half of 2009, murders fell by 10% while gun sales surged by 30% during the same period. Yet again the anti-Second Amendment crowd looks stupid and pathetic pushing their gun bans that have never worked to reduce crime, but reduce only freedom. Absolutely no one who regularly reads this blog will be surprised by these statistics.

Monday, December 28, 2009

MONTANANS!! KICK MAX BAUCUS OUT!!!

Here it is, folks. The petition to hold a re-call election to boot Max out for all his unconstitutional party-line shenanigans. Yes, I know, we would all rather gather 'round and kick him in the groin rather than just kick him out, but let's take what we can get.

Check it out HERE

Help de-throne a petty tyrant today.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

STATES IN DECLINE...A MYSTERY

Having suffered a severe blow to the head, I actually watched a little bit of the Mainstream Media recently, and I actually picked up a few things before I got too sick to my stomach to continue. For instance, CNN Money had a story about which states are losing the most people (and businesses) and losing them fast.

ANNOUNCER: The Top 5 states appear to be California, New York, Michigan, Illinois, and Ohio. Our esteemed CNN financial experts joined with the Obama Administration’s Trained Money Chimp Timothy Geithner and Fed Chairman Ben “Print More” Bernanke to travel to these troubled locales in an attempt to unravel the mysterious circumstances behind their decline.

First, to sunny Los Angeles, Kalifornia.

Q: What do you think are the socio-economic factors behind California’s recent population decline?

A: “Baboso! The f’k outta here, Hijo de puta ! F’in’ gringo! This is Azaltan! Viete a la mierda!”




Moving on to New York City.
Q: What do you think are the socio-economic factors behind New York’s recent population decline?
A: Whadda? Youse talkin’ to me? I’m da only one here. Decline? Gedd outta here. Look at dis beoootiful city. New Yawk’s still da center of da universe…don’t youse watch sit coms? Hunh? Mebbe we tax da rich more? Whadda youse say?


Detriot, MI
Q What do you think are the socio-economic factors behind Michigan’s recent population decline?
A: Lululululu! Allah Akbar! Die infidel!

Chicago, Ill
Q: What do you think are the socio-economic factors behind Illinois' recent population decline?
A: What the hell do I care; nobody runnin' Chicago cares about Illinois! I wanna know what the hell I was thinkin’?!?!? Why didn’t I just get into politics?!?!? It’s so much easier, pays better, and you get to make the laws so you don’t ever hafta do time. With my skills, I coulda been president!


Sarejavo, OH
Q: What do you think are the socio-economic reasons behind Ohio's recent population decline?
A: Can’t be jobs. We have tens of thousands of unfilled jobs for Democrat voter and registrars of fake Democrat voters. The factory jobs may be gone, but we still have all this fine industrial infrastructure intact. We’ve offered employers good deals to build and move here…they don’t have to pay any taxes for the first 30 seconds. Still no luck. Greedy scum. It’s that damned Bush’s fault, anyway. Stinkin' election thief!

ANNOUNCER: So, it remains a mystery why these proud, beautiful states continue to decline. Perhaps we'll never know.
ME CALLING IN: Could be because they're the most liberal states with the highest taxes and the most spending on social programs. Between sky-high taxes, unrealistic extremist environmental regulations, and sheer political correctness, it does not pay for an employer or a producer to come anywhere near those places. Ships fleeing the sinking rat, if you will.
ANNOUNCER: Wait! Breaking news! It appears that the Stimulus Bill has created a new job at the Wichita Zoo. We now take you live to Bimbette Reporter Suzy Snotty in Kansas.

SIZE MATTERS...BUT IN WHAT WAY???

Kudos to Jim over at the Real World Libertarian. Here's a little food for thought on the healthcare "reform" bill and what it could contain. I've read Rand and Tolstoy and I'll be danged if I can tell you what all is actually in those books.

Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address – 272 words.

Contrasted to Obamas Berlin "citizen of the world address" – 2970 words.

Original US Bill of Rights – 518 - (with preamble) – 778 words.

The US Declaration of Independence - 1337 words.

US Constitution – 4400 words.

Magna Carta - 4860 words.

Atlas Shrugged - 1168 pages.

War and Peace (English paperback edition) -1475 pages.

Senate version of Obamacare, a real stinker at, - 2,733 pages.

(My PS: Our family copy of the King James Bible only 594 pages.)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

REID VOTES AGAINST OWN BILL...HERE'S YOUR SIGN.


Well, it seems that good ol' Harry Reid, showing off that stellar intellect he shares with Nancy Pelosi, accidentally voted nay on his own health care "reform" bill during their shady Christmas Eve vote. If this had been a conservative, he would be ridiculed for decades (ala Dan Quayle). But since it's Dingy Harry the press just titters a bit and makes excuses for him being tired. Kind of like when their boy Barack kept making all those gaffes during the campaign and they couldn't completely squelch the stories due to Talk Radio and the Internet.

To me, the only obvious solution is to send Gunnery Sergeant Hartman up to the Senate to teach Dingy Harry the difference between "yea" and "nay" in his own special DI way. I'll bet they'd make a fortune showing it on Pay-per-View.

Monday, December 21, 2009

DEBT FOR DUMMIES, WHO VOTE FOR IT

Here's some food for thought. Let's try to put the debt our unrepresentative "representatives" have put us all into with their irresponsible, greedy, power-hungry behavior. The kind of numbers that are absolutely mind-boggling.

At this moment (I can't answer for it later in the day) our public debt stands at 141% of the Gross National Product. But, with the fine work they're doing now, the whores in Sodom on Potomac can surely do better than that! Zimbabwe still owes more debt than we do. We can make #1 easily enough at the rate we're going.

Add household debt (highest in the world at 99% of GDP) and corporate debt
(highest in the world at 317% of GDP, not even counting off-balance-sheet swaps
and derivatives) and our total debt is 557% of GDP. Less than three years ago
our total indebtedness crossed 500% of GDP for the first time."

Add the
unfunded portion of entitlement programs and we're at 840% of GDP.

Now, we suckas and rubes out here in the real world still cling to that quaint notion that we have to balance our checkbooks. That we must spend less money than what we have. That if we keep borrowing to pay earlier debt and then borrwoing more to cover the last loan, eventually it all collapses. Eventually a guy named Vinnie comes and breaks our kneecaps.

Since our intellectual betters up on the Hill and in the Whitehouse have all the troops, guns, tanks, and planes, they don't have to worry about Vinnie. But being the dedicated public servants that they are, they still diligently tried to reduce our debt this past year. They tried spending more money, then increasing the amount of money they spent, and finally spending money like a drunken sailor. But golly gee, none of those tactics reduced the deficit in any way. In fact, they increased it. But as we speak, Geithner, Obama, and Bernanke are considering a brilliant new strategy known as, in technical Federal Reserve jargon, "shoving more money down the rat hole."

But not to worry, boys and girls. We now have health care "reform" that will somehow greatly decrease the budget by spending more money. It is the answer to all our prayers. Really. You can trust them this time. Go ahead and kick that football to the moon Charlie Brown, good old Lucy is holding it this time.

I know it will magically reduce debt because I saw it on TV last night. With the vote coming up fast and hard in a neck and neck tied race, they are pulling out all the stops and hammering us with a full court press. Every other commercial was for the new healthcare "reform" bill. This from the same networks that refused to air a paid anti-healthcare "reform" commercial, and especially the one that gave Obama his free one-hour infomercial to pimp his non-existent plan. Not that I watch much TV, but I had to leave the room. Those commercials were really something.

"This healthcare reform bill was perfect, even before we completely re-wrote and amended it umpteen times. Just think how perfect it is now! You will be treated for anything, any time, for free. You will pay absolutely nothing! Doctors love it! Senior citizens love it! Nurses love it! People who breath love it! Domestic animals love it! All the fishes in the deep blue sea love it! You too should love it, you doubting nay-saying piece of crap.

Under our bill, the national debt will magically be reduced by 243 hillion jillion dollars, without cutting any benefits of any kind. You can keep your existing doctor. No government bureaucrat will ever interfere with your medical choices. Ever. No death panels. Medicaid and Medicare will be as safe as the day we implemented them and will never let you down.

But wait, there's more! It's not found in any store. Vote now and you also receive this dandy set of Ginsu knives! Our bill will cure male pattern baldness and sunspots and soybean aphids! All children get free puppies and cotton candy! Adults can choose the automobile of their choice! Santa will come even if you're on the "Naughty List"! All the people of the world will gather together to hold hands and sing that old Coca-Cola song...'Id like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony...'

This the Great White Father in Washington promises you for as long as the grass shall grow and the sun shall rise."



Saturday, December 19, 2009

THE LEFT FIDDLES WHILE THE HEARTLAND BURNS...WHERE ARE ALL THESE "GREEN SHOOTS"?



It's been painfully obvious to us here in Fly-Over Country for quite some time that our "leaders" (rulers?) don't give a damn about us and that we essentially have no representation in Washington anymore. The Obamas and Pelosis and Reids and their fawning flunkies in the state-run media can show off an endless parade of "victims" of insufficient government hand-outs, especially during election time, but do they really care about the ordinary working family in these United States? Hardly.


If they did, they might at least pretend to be trying to do something about the foundering economy. The Stimulus was a joke from the get-go, nothing but pork and pay-offs, and since that was such a disaster the Propaganda Ministry has decided it is "the word which must not be spoken". They sure as hell aren't going to mention their Messiah's little broken promise about unemployment never passing 8% if only we would listen to his vast financial wisdom and pass the unfunded monstrosity. Well, it didn't pan out. So what? We've plenty more rat holes to shove money down for no return.

Now, at the beginning of the new Depression, which is what we are sliding into despite all the outright lies about green shoots and recoveries, the Mugabe Obama Administration and his corrupt cronies in Congress are doing all they can to DESTROY JOBS in this country faster than ever.

In Copenhagen "fixing" Global Warming, an extremely dubious problem in reality anyway, will amount to the US government shoveling out billions of taxpayer dollars (which we don't have, if you haven't been paying attention) to every little Third World dirt bag country with its hand out. Basically, it amounts to buying votes, just like they do in Chicago. That's sure not going to create any jobs. The EPA is running rampant as a Godzilla-like entity unto itself, answering to no one, over-regulating or closing down everything in its path, especially mines, costing tens of thousands more job when we are already overwhelmed with an endless spiral of unemployed workers. Cap-and-Tax will end up costing the average American working family several thousand bucks more in increased fees and taxes which, in case you haven't noticed, we pay too much of for no return already. All this bullshit about Green Energy creating jobs, in reality, means losing even more jobs in the existing energy industries.

Health Care "Reform" will at least create some jobs as hordes of new petty bureaucrats will be hired for the dozens of new government administrative entities whose mission will be, like that of the VA and Work Comp, to find creative ways to screw the average Joe out of either medical treatment or funds, but preferably both. This may offset the 40% of doctors already talking about hanging it up rather than work for a government-run health care system. It also makes it that much harder for the few productive working families left in the country, as it steals more money out of their pockets. The marriage penalty unearthed in the bill, for instance, would cost families an addition $10,000 in taxes.

But even all this talk of the big picture tends to make the sheeples' eyes glaze over as they eagerly believe all the "good news" oozing from Sodom on Potomac and faithfully regurgitated by the Ministry of Truth. Real truth means nothing, and no matter how you skew and spin the numbers, people are hurting and hurting bad in the Heartland. We never hear about the human cost to real-life flesh-and-blood everyday people. As Uncle Joe Stalin reportedly said, "One death is a tragedy. One million is a statistic."


Not long ago, my wife and I were in line behind a woman who had two shopping carts filled to overflowing with groceries. Just groceries. No booze, no cigarettes, no toys. She had two small children in tow. Her shoulders were bowed as if by a great weight, and she looked tired. Apologizing for stalling the check-out line with so many purchases at once, she explained the reason for such a large buy, and as she did so one could see a touch of fear in her eyes.

Her husband worked, and had worked for many years, at the Missoula paper mill. I knew the place. It provided very good jobs for this area, better than double the average wage, union jobs, the median pay going around $70,000 a year, almost enough to pay for a single Barack & Michelle date in New York. The young couple was living in fear, the woman told us, that the husband would lose his long-time job at the mill, that it would close down altogether. They were trying to buy groceries for three months in advance...while they still had some money...just in case.

I pray they are doing OK, along with 416 other families.

For this week, the corporation of Smurfit-Stone announced it will be shutting down the Frenchtown, MT paper mill...permanently. Just gone; 417 good-paying jobs, $45 million in salaries and benefits going into the local economy per year, 620,000 tons of linerboard produced annually.

Yet that's only the tip of the iceberg. There's the loggers, the sawyers, the skidder operators, the truckers, the railroad workers...all the people in the long chain of jobs that it takes to get the wood from the forest to the mill. All those folks, like the mill workers, who put their wages back into the local economy, keeping other jobs afloat. The state is talking of around a thousand additional spin-off jobs lost as the effects of the original 417 become felt.

The timber industry has long since been crippled by environmentalist wackos; thousands of jobs gone ever since the Spotted Owl dog-and-pony show, and some of numbers of those studies may be, and probably are, about as "accurate" and "scientific" as those utilized by the Global Warming crowd. Animals, and even plants, to the Left, are much more important than human beings and their suffering. Entire small mountain communities supported by generations of logging dried up and blew away. The promised eco-tourism jobs that would save them all never materialized. Go figure.

This latest mill closing could likely be the straw that breaks the camel's back for the remnants of the timber industry in Southwest Montana. Logging operations in the counties surrounding Missoula have suddenly crashed to a complete halt. The saws, skidders, feller-bunchers, trucks, and rail cars sit idle. No one wants to harvest a product for which they cannot find a buyer. Everyone is waiting to see what will happen. Will there only be a "mere" 1,000 spin-off jobs lost? What about the factory workers in states far across the country who manufacture the heavy equipment that is suddenly a liability rather than an asset? What about the folks working in the stores where these now unemployed timber people spend their wages?

But really. Who cares? Obama keeps promising the world, Congress is going to pass an unfundable health care bill to save us all, we have the Tiger Woods story to keep us distracted, the Press keeps insisting everything is just peachy, and the Survivor finale is on this weekend. What's a few jobs?

To Washington, obviously, nothing. Nothing at all.

Friday, December 18, 2009

NEWS VS. REPORTING THE NEWS

I haven't been posting much lately gang and the main reason is that I've been so damned depressed wacthing our Representative Republic die before our very eyes. Thanks to a state-run media every bit as filthy, crooked, and decietful as anything cooked up by the Stalin or Hitler "Administrations", far too many Americans have no clue as to what's going on. Far too many wouldn't give a damn if they did. So, despite being down and disgusted, I will show for the benefit of those few who do give a damn exactly how our media actually reports the news.

First the actual news, then the headline.

750,000 new unemployed in December while 750,123 were predicted
RECOVERY! New Jobless Rate Less Than Expected!
Unemployment benefits run out for hundreds of thousands
RECOVERY! Fewer People Filing for Unemployment.
Pulp mill closes in Missoula, MT, 419 good jobs lost permanently in the community.
RECOVERY! Workers Find More Leisure Time!
Another 200,000 homes foreclosed on the past two weeks.
RECOVERY! Statistics Show Banks Have Been Lending Money to Home Owners!
Real unemployment rate actually double what government numbers say.
RECOVERY! New Numbers Prove It’s Not as Bad as We Thought!
Torro sells a single riding lawn mower to a small town in North Carolina.
RECOVERY! Stimulus Package Pays Off, Creates 50 New Jobs!

Obamas reduce Whitehouse Hanukkah guest list from 800 to 400; claiming 800 guests are “too expensive”.
RECOVERY! President Announces Sweeping New Plan for Him to Personally Save the Government Vast Amounts of Money to Reduce the Deficit!

More and more banks folding every week, quietly, across the country.
(Sound of wind in trees and crickets chirping) Even they can’t spin this one, so they don’t report it at all.
$10k marriage penalty tax uncovered in health care bill
RECOVERY! Healthcare to Cost Less than Expected!

EPA acts as a government of its own, ignoring laws, proceedures and, of course, the Constituion, closes dozens of mines, leaves thousands unemployed.
RECOVERY! Increased Incentive to Create Green Jobs.


IN OTHER NEWS

Dems make endless changes to the huge monstrosity of a healthcare bill, in secret, behind closed doors, then try to ram it down the public’s throat without revealing what’s in it.
Harming the Poor! Dragging Their Feet! Evil Repubs Delay Badly Needed Reforms by Asking "What’s in Bill!"
Grassroots Tea Party protests spread rapidly from one Townhall Meeting after another all across the nation.
Man Bites Dog!
Two million Tea Party protestors gather in Washington D.C..
Shocking! Celebrity Caught in Sex Scandal!
From America to New Zealand, the global warming hoax unravels as everyone comes out to report the fake numbers, bogus studies, and outright lies needed to support the theory.
Al Gore on Global Warming; "The science is sound!"
Even more hoaxes revealed.
Global Warming a Deadly Threat to All Life on Earth! AAAAIIIEEE!!!

Muslims blow up airplane, kill 234 people.
Religion of Peace Expresses Dissatisfaction With United States Overseas Policy Dating From the Bush Era!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

NCIS: NARCISSISTIC CALLOUS IMPERIOUS SNOBS


EPISODE 29:


OPENING SCENE: Sweet, innocent young child-like MUSLIM MARINE plays with fluffy bunnies and bluebirds in the park. Shadow falls over him. He turns. Screams. Fade to black.

SCENE: NCIS HEADQUARTERS: Enter handsome Black Muslim officer immaculately turned out in Dress Blues with a chestful of fruit salad, waving Old Glory.

MUSLIM OFFICER: Since we recently had a whacked-out Muslim Army officer go on a terrorist shooting spree at Fort Hood, we must educate the washed masses that Muslims are happy-go-lucky patriotic good guys and Christians are all evil bigots. Luckily, we just happened to have a crime committed against Islam. Agent GIBBS, we must investigate a heinous terrorist act at Quantico; someone gave a MUSLIM MARINE a wedgie.

GIBBS: I'll put my team on it. We'll find out who gave the wedgie. We don't stand for that.

ZIVA: We all know that Islam is the Religion of Peace.

McGEE: You're not a real Israeli, are you?

MUSLIM OFFICER: I'll leave you to it. Time for me to get out my prayer rug, face Mecca, and pray to Allah for the downfall of America the Great Satan.

DIRECTOR: Just so long as you don't mention Jesus in a public building.

ABBY: By analyzing the victim's torn-off underwear label, I have a lead. Lance Corporal REDNECK MARINE.

TONY: Ah, it says here he's the son of a preacher man. Hmmm, looks like we'll have to go to some pathetic rube-filled town in Fly-Over Country with a population of less than 100,000.

GIBBS: I probably can't even get a good gourmet coffee there.

ZIVA: EEEEEeeewww. Or decent organically-grown arugula.

McGEE & TONY: Start doing verbal Dueling Banjos shtick and shouting, "Squeeaaal like a pig, boy."


SCENE: SMALL TOWN BAR: Deer heads and old guns hang on every wall. Smoke to the ceiling. Sawdust on the floor. Dueling banjos plays on the ancient Wurlitzer jukebox. Confederate and Nazis flags hang over bar. Sullen-looking slack-jawed tobacco-chewing men lacking several key teeth and wearing bib overalls with only one strap glare at TONY and ZIVA as they enter.

TONY, SMIRKING: Welcome to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Looks like these guys didn't get the word about evolution. Must believe in intelligent design. Put the whole clientele together and you might have one complete set of teeth, ha-ha.

ZIVA: I'll bet they hate Jews, too. Look. There's REDNECK MARINE.

TONY: NCIS. We need to ask you some questions. Like...You wanna squeal like a pig, boy? You wanna go over to Mr. Drysdale's place to see the cement pond? You know where I can get a bucket of 'possum grits? Did you marry your first cousin or only your second?


REDNECK MARINE tries to punch TONY in the nose. TONY and ZIVA kick the living crap out of about 20 rednecks, destroy the bar, and haul REDNECK MARINE away in cuffs.

SCENE: NCIS INTERROGATION ROOM:

GIBBS: I'm going to give you just one chance to fess up, Marine. Confess to giving MUSLIM MARINE a wedgie or I'll have you up on charges of being a white male Christian heterosexual who believes in the Constitution.

REDNECK MARINE: That ain't in the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice).

GIBBS: So what? We're Federal agents. We violate any rule or law we please, especially the Constitution, every episode. As long as we get the "bad guy" in the end, even with the most egregious of violations, it's OK. Now tell us, what do you have against Muslims serving in the Corps?

REDNECK MARINE: Gee, let's see. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 kidnapped and massacred Israeli competitors at the Munich Olympics, took over the U.S. embassy in Iran and three Marines died in the rescue attempt, they killed 220 Marines by blowing up their barracks in Beruit, hijacked a cruise ship and killed a 70-year-old Jewish man in a wheelchair, hijacked TWA Flight 847 and killed a Navy diver, bombed Pan Am Flight 103 killing hundreds, attempted to blow up the World Trade Center the first time, bombed U.S. embassies in Africa, killing 223 people including U.S. Marine guards, attacked the anchored USS Cole and killed 17 U.S. Navy sailors, crashed airliners into the Twin Towers and killed thousands, kidnapped and beheaded a journalist, killed nearly a thousand Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan, bombed...

MUSLIM OFFICER storms into the room: We have him now! Political Incorrectness and blaspheming the Prophet! I'm issuing a fatwah against you! Your severed head will dangle from the post flag pole by sunset!

McGEE: Whew. I'm glad we stopped REDNECK MARINE'S ignorant rural Christian-based intolerance and bigotry.

MUSLIM OFFICER: Shut-up, Yankee pig-dog. The Irish will be next; Orange and Green. (Checks watch) Whoops, time to go hit the ol' prayer rug, infidels.

DIRECTOR: It is good that we are allowed to freely practice our religions here in the United States of America!


FADE TO CREDITS


ANNOUNCER: Stay tuned! Coming up next the buff hunks of NCIS Los Angeles infiltrate and destroy an evil syndicate of bearded gun-totin' male WASP militia fanatics who have formed a bogus border patrol organization for the sinister purpose of giving wedgies to undocumented workers crossing the border.

And at ten o'clock, Katie Couric will bring us an in-depth investigation concerning the Fox News Channel's obvious bias and propaganda.







Friday, December 11, 2009

Ben's Top 10 Suggested Slogans For The Republicans' 2010 "Comeback" Campaign

10.) Vote Republican: We screwed things up less recently than the Dems!
9.) Why vote for "tax and spend" Democrats when you could vote for "borrow and spend" Republicans?
8.) Four words: War resolution against Uruguay!
7.) We stand AGAINST increased spending and big government solutions when the opposing party proposes them... usually.
6.) Vote G.O.P- Our faith in free markets is like the Rio Grande: A mile wide, but an inch deep.
5.) We miss listening to your phone calls!
4.) Please! McCain needs to feel liked!
3.) Medicare drug plans and "bridges-to-nowhere" don't look so wasteful now, do they smarty-pants?
2.) We'll drive the country off a cliff in a lower gear than the Democrats.
And the Number One suggested slogan for the Republicans' 2010 "comeback" campaign is...
Up to you! Post your suggestions below.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

CLIMATEGATE II; WILL THE REAL PILTDOWN MAN PLEASE STAND UP?




Boy, oh, boy. When it rains it pours. And it's not due to Global Warming. The BBC has plunged into the Climategate pool by exposing the "Fudge Factor" used in CRU's computer models of Global Warming. You know, those GIGO programs that Algore touts so proudly in an Inconvenient Truth, his Oscar-winning work of fiction. I love a "documentary" that cites no real sources other than, "Computer models show...", "Studies indicate...", and "A friend of mine took this picture."

So now, the greatest Global Warming poseur of them all, Albert "Owl" Gore Junior, recently had to pay back some $3,600,000 to reimburse ticket holders who were going to attend one of Al's goofy-ass public appearances in Copenhagen in support of the UN's Scam-'Em-Out-Of-Their-Money Climate Conference. Seems Albert had to cancel at the last minute, leaving a load of idiots who paid $1,200 a pop to see the Goracle blither and shake his hand wanting refunds.

The Goracle's vague excuses for the cancellation include "unforeseen changes" in Gore's agenda and a "great annoyance". One has to wonder after years of cushy softball questions from a leftist media and a Democratic Senate protecting Uncle Albert from even having to debate Lord Monckton, the terrifying spectre of answering some real questions about the farce that's made him rich has frightened away the Goracle. The MSM is, of course, still trying to ignore this whole deal, but it keeps leaking out. This is gonna make Al sorry he ever "invented the Internet".

Despite frantic Whitehouse denials from the Alchemy & Astrology Csar Sue Doscience that Global Warming is a real scientific crisis, Barack Hussein Obama has also suddenly felt the need to change his plans as well, and will now wait until the end of the UN Climate Conference to attend. No doubt with a finger in the air the whole time to see which way the wind blows.

The cockroaches are scuttling for the shelter of the fridge fast now as Climategate crosses the pond and pops up in these United States. NASA is under fire...again...for having more "accidents" with their own climate figures.


Christopher C. Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said NASA has refused for two years to provide information under the Freedom of Information Act that would show how the agency has shaped its climate data and explain why the agency has repeatedly had to correct its data dating as far back as the 1930s.


"I assume that what is there is highly damaging," Mr. Horner said. "These guys are quite clearly bound and determined not to reveal their internal discussions about this."


The Whitehouse Misinformation Csar Lou Knee responded to this issue, saying, "Nothing to see here. Move along. Get back in the Soylent Green line, now. There's a good sheeple." The Mainstream Media echoed his sentiments when, in the 12 days since the story broke, 3 networks (NBC, CBS, ABC) somehow managed to completely overlook and not once even mention Climategate.


Thankfully, though, this appears to be getting too big for the politicians and their media lapdogs to keep sweeping under the rug. Take heart. With the greatest "scientists" of their time working on it, it only took 40 years for Piltdown Man to be exposed as a colossal hoax. Someday, assuming Western Civilization survives the Obama Administration, we will all look back on Global Warming and laugh at these so-called experts the way we now do at those who believed in such silly concepts as the earth being flat, healing by bleeding out bad blood, and "hope and change".

Monday, November 30, 2009

FIRST LADIES; CLASS VS. CRASS

Two First Ladies exiting Air Force One, representing these United States of America to the world.
Well, you wanted "Change".

From the People's Cube, of course.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Gun Nut Roundup - November '09

Canuck Gun Registry Headed For Scrap Heap?


Although it's not a done deal yet, Canada's registry of long-gun ownership may soon be abolished. The long-gun registry was started in 1996. Despite an initial price tag of $2 million, the long-gun registry has gobbled up $1 billion with no end in sight.

In a Parliamentary vote split along urban/rural lines, but with unanimous opposition from the delegation of wine-slurping slobs of Quebec, the registry has passed at least one major hurdle toward dismantlement.

The country's handgun registry, however, would remain intact. In it's 70+ years in existence, Canada's handgun registry has helped police solve a grand total of 3 crimes. No wonder those hosers are gonna hold onto that one, eh!
Pirates Hit Maersk Alabama Again!
Although Navy SEALs made the last batch of Somali pirates to attack the Maersk Alabama into good Somali pirates, some people are slow learners. In November the ship was attacked by sea-going thugs yet again. This time the merchant ship had an armed security contingent aboard that lit up the approaching pirates with sound weapons and small arms fire, driving them off.
For ships that can't afford professional security forces, a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would make it easier for ships to arm their organic crews. H.R. 2984 would "assist in the defense of United States-flag vessels against piracy and to ensure the traditional right of self-defense of those vessels against piracy."
Shocker: Eric Holder Seeks More Gun Control In Response To Ft. Hood Shootings
In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, U.S. Attorney Eric (the Red) Holder sought more gun control in response to the Ft. Hood shootings. Yawn.
Among other things, he wants a national gun registration (a proven winner, see Canadian story above) by permanently recording all NICS transactions and the ability to put anyone he wants on a "watch list" (without due process) where they would be unable to buy guns (with no recourse).
Get some new material Eric.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

TALK ABOUT INCONVENIENT TRUTHS



In the world of the Global Warming hoax, the snowball has hit the fan. It would seem that what many of us in the "vast right-wing conspiracy seeking to challenge the science upon which environmentalism is based" knew all along is leaking out, not through the all holes in the theories, but through hacked e-mails.

Climate Depot broke the story this week. East Anglica's Climate Research Unit, or Hadley CRU, Great Britain's largest climate change "research" institute, had a naughty little hacker get into their computers and come up with 61 MB of confidential files and e-mails concerning Global Warming.


In case you can't guess, the information decidedly did NOT support Algore and his acolytes. In fact, it uncovered a whole passel of fraud, skewed figures, modified data, suppressed or destroyed contradictory records, and the ever-popular outright lie. This thing is so big the leftist media may not even be able to hush it up.

The Washington Post says the leak, "Reveals 'blatant displays of personal pettiness, unethical conniving, and twisting the science to support their political position.' " The UK Telegraph is already calling it "Climategate". Even Juan "Maverick" McCain, former good bipartisan pal of Joe Lieberman on wacky environmental power grab bills, has been back pedalling on the eco issues lately.


Global Warming Poster Child Jim Hansen, before he scuttled back under the refrigerator when the light went on, commented, "What's the big deal? I used NASA to skew data and advance my personal political agenda. Why can't the Brits do it, too?"


The information reached Algore at an important $5,000-a-plate Global Warming Awareness Dinner in Monaco. Putting down his creamed terrapin sea turtle and pushing back the fur rim of his parka hood, the Goracle spake thus: "Just like Iran-Contra or Bush's National Guard records, the issue is far too crucial for us to let a complete lack of evidence dissway us from our course. The issue is very near and dear to me, as you know. It's made me a ton of money, but you should see how much JP-4 costs these days. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to fly my private jet to Greenland to supervise the destruction of ancient Viking farms recently uncovered there."


Obama's 234 environment-related czars responded to the revelations on network television last night, shutting their eyes and putting their hands over their ears and loudly chanting, "BLAH! BLAH! BLAH! I"M NOT LISTENING! BLAH! BLAH!"

Nelson from The Simpsons also weighed in by pointing a finger at Algore and going, "HA! HA!"








Thursday, November 19, 2009

WHY THE FALL OF THE WALL IS IMPORTANT....BUT NOT TO OBAMA

The President has recently been unable to find any time in his busy Olympics-peddling, Health care-pushing, bankrupting-the-economy agenda to commemorate the 20th anniversary of fall of the Berlin Wall. At the same time, CNS News has released a study documenting how the "mainstream" media devoted no small amount of effort to "whitewashing" the evils of Communism. That isn't much of a surprise to those of here at das blog, and in some cases I would go so far as to say "worshipped" rather than "whitewashed". We've touched on the Utopia that was the Soviet Union under Joe Stalin but it appears that another history lesson about the Iron Curtain and the significance of its fall is in order, for there are far too many Americans, especially young people, who have never head of it.

In a war-torn Europe in the aftermath of WWII, Joesph Stalin was the leader/dictator of the now powerful Soviet Union and at the peace tables he demanded just about every little eastern European country that had just been liberated from the Nazis as a "buffer zone" to protect Russia against the highly unlikely event of an invasion by the U.S. or the United Kingdom (not even a fanatic as paranoid Stalin was worried about the French). The "liberated" countries in the Russian sphere of influence became nothing more than occupied satellite states of the Soviet Union, forced into Communist regimes for government, and ruled with an iron fist by Moscow.

Sir Winston Churchill coined the famous iron curtain phrase in a 1946 speech: "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an 'iron curtain' has descended across the Continent." Many liberals condemned his speech, of course, but history proved him right, again. The citizens/serfs of the occupied countries quickly began to flee their "Workers' Paradises" for the (then) freedom of the West. It still remains a mystery to many liberals why these people would flee a country with universal health care, but they did.


To keep his new subjects from finding freedom in the West, Stalin did indeed order the construction of a real Iron Curtain, starting with the Berlin Wall in that divided city, and eventually growing to border fortifications than ran clear across the continent of Europe. Unlike other border fortifications built as defenses to keep enemies out, the Iron Curtain was more akin to prison walls, and meant to keep people and information in.


These new fortifications were indeed an Iron Curtain. The above illustration from the West German Border Police (Grentzshutze) shows all the components of the dreadful system. From West to East, first came the actual border, delineated by markers. Roads were, of course, blocked or gated and guarded. The dreaded fence consisted always of at least one barbed and razor wire barrier ten feet tall, and in many places it was electrified as well. Vicious attack dogs patrolled up and down inside the fence with leashes attached to overhead cables and pulleys so that they wouldn't wander off into the electric fence on one side or the minefields on the other.
You hear right. Landmines. Pressure-released anti-personnel mines. Bouncing Betties that fly a few feet up in the air before exploding a storm of shrapnel in all directions. A person hoping to flee to the West first had to navigate a 100-meter wide dead zone full of landmines to even get to the fence itself. All of this was overlooked by fifty foot guard towers manned 24-hours a day, equipped with binoculars, spotlights, night vision, and, of course, automatic weapons to mow down anyone spotted Westbound.
Inside the border barriers was the "5 K Zone", another five kilometer stretch, empty of habitation, off-limits to all but work details. Villages within the 5 K Zone were also walled with electrified wire.
I was once observing the East German border while patrolling it when an elderly couple pulled up in a rented car. They stood looking at a village a considerable distance inside the Iron Curtain. We let them use our binoculars.

Eventually, the man explained that he had been a World War Two infantryman. He had met and married his German wife in the post-war occupation. Her sister lived in that village in the distance. After the wall went up, they had received two letters, and then the letters stopped. For the past twenty years they had never heard from the woman again. They had no idea if she was alive or dead. Looking through binos at her childhood home and wondering about her family, the lady began to cry and they said their thanks to us and departed.

When Colonel Jeff Cooper visited "The Wall", he interviewed the young black staff sergeant who was guiding him on his tour. The soldier had witnessed a mother and her small child attempt to reach the fence. The guards released the attack dogs.

The sergeant told Cooper: "I stood there with a rifle in my hands, but I was not allowed to shoot. I hear those screams every day. The mother's were louder than the child's. They were long and very high. They drown out the growling of the dogs. For a while. As long as I live I will hear them."





For forty years this was the situation, and hundreds of men, women, and children died attempting to escape the Communist Workers' Paradises. When the walls came down in 1989, it was an event of monumental worldwide significance, freeing entire populations, bringing ecstatic celebrations up and down the falling curtain.
So we can see why the anniversary was no big deal, and certainly nothing important enough for the messiah to dirty his hands with. And the fact that very few people out there ever heard about the real wall and what went on there shows our media to be biased indeed; they were too busy bashing Reagan over government cheese to even notice that the Communist countries were nothing more than giant prisons.







No reason to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this blight upon mankind being torn down.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

THE REAL SCOOP ON SOCIALIZED MEDICINE IN EUROPE


Sorry to step on Ben's post about the renegade Vinton ostrich, but we're coming down to the wire on this looming healthcare "reform" bill. A couple of co-workers I considered otherwise sane and intelligent shocked me by being expressing supporter of the bill this past week. They were completely happy with their own healthcare, but had been convinced the American system was terrible and unfair. But then I found out where they were getting their information...PBS (Pravda) and NPR (Tass).

Apparently these "news" sources and the MSM must be putting on the full court press to pass Obamacare for their false messiah. One guy told me that a man receiving cancer treatment in Great Britain received great, timely care and it only cost $3,000...the same treatment would supposedly cost $200,000 in the United States. The other guy was just blathering on about how superior European health care was because...well...they said so on the radio.

If we had anything even remotely resembling an objective free press engaging in actual journalism in this country, we would know better. But, since we don't, we have to rely on the foreign press to get anything close to the truth. So, for the benefit of all your health care supporter liberal friends, if any, I present the following.

These articles are not just some crazy kooky right-wing Beck/Hannity propaganda. They do not come from a single source. They are not just an isolated example that slipped through the cracks. They come from the real media in Great Britain. I only cited one story per source. Each source listed has literally dozens of horror stories about Britain's NHS, National Health System. There are other sources too numerous to list running the same horror stories. And this is just the British system. Canada can speak of horrors of its own. This is the truth about the socialized medicine systems touted as so successful by everyone from Michael Moore to Max Baucus.

This is what's coming our way folks if we let the political whores in Sodom-on-Potomac socialize 1/6th of the United States economy. It will be a debacle. That is indisputable. It is only a matter of how long it will take. Having managed to once survive visits to the VA, not very bloody long is my guess. This is serious. Contact, or better yet, tar and feather your senator, if you'd rather have a real healthcare system...say, like the one we have now.

Or look into the Orwellian world of Great Britain's National Health System and behold your future.

From the UK Express: "Official figures published yesterday revealed that more than 230,000 patients are being forced to wait more than 18 weeks for hospital treatment."

The Daily Mail: "Spending on NHS bureaucracy has almost doubled in four years, research shows. Nearly £1.2billion went on administrators and clerical staff in Primary Care Trusts in 2007/8, a rise of 81 per cent since 2003/4."

The Times: "A three-year-old girl awaiting heart surgery has had her operation cancelled three times this month because of a shortage of beds."

BBC: "NHS and social services in England are failing to meet the health needs of people with learning disabilities, investigators say."

The Guardian: "Children in Britain are being failed by a culture that gives them low priority, exposing them to poor healthcare, knife crime and sexually transmitted diseases, according to the outgoing head of the Healthcare Commission."

Management in Practice: "The leader of Scotland’s GPs yesterday (12 March 2009) accused the government of relying on “politically driven targets”, instead of “clinically driven, evidence-based policy”, and warned that this approach threatened to undermine the success of Scottish general practice."

Daily Telegraph: "Children are being put at risk by inexperienced surgeons and a lack of basic child protection training in hospitals, a damning report from the health watchdog has found."

The Harwich and Manningtree Standard: "Children's nurses who specialise in diabetes are being vastly overworked, a charity has said."


The Metro: "Patients face a lottery which dictates how much is spent on their dental treatment, new figures suggest.
Some could rely on £50 each, while others were given just £30 each, the NHS revealed on Wednesday."

The Scotsman: "A LOTHIAN woman was told she was being taken off a consultant's waiting list so the target 18-week waiting time for treatment could be met, it was claimed today."

Post Chronicle: "Britain's National Health Service is advising general practitioners to refer fewer patients to specialists and to restrict patients' access to a second opinion."

Reuters: "Britain's cost-effectiveness medicines watchdog ruled on Friday that costly erythropoietin (EPO) drugs should not be used to treat anaemia caused by anti-cancer therapy, dealing a blow to drug firms and cancer campaigners."

Scotland Herald: "Hundreds wait to register as another dentist quits the NHS."

Financial Times: "NHS faces rising bill for negligence claims."

Medical News Today: "NHS excluding poor people, UK.
The ethos of the UK National Health Service is being eroded and is excluding the very people it is designed to help, a scathing new report has said."


It just goes on and on and on. I have barely scratched the surface, listing only a few articles from a few sources. It's funny that our teeming swarms of journalists can't pick up on any of this.

For a couple hundred more examples from the European press, look HERE.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Iowans Gone Wild

For those of you that think that living in Iowa might be boring, here are two recent news stories that prove how wrong you are.


Big Bird On The Loose

The first story comes to us from the Vinton metropolitan-area, where an adult ostrich named "Big Bird" recently escaped from a farm and was on the loose. In the TV news segment they show the "missing ostrich" posters that the owners were putting up around the area. The posters featured two close-up photographs of the bird's face.

My question is: Are there so damned many ostriches running around Vinton Iowa that we need to study detailed facial characteristics to ensure we catch the right one? If you see an ostrich on the loose anywhere near Vinton, I'm betting it's the one!

The owners were also attempting to lure the animal back to their farm by putting out buckets of field corn, a rare delicacy amidst the nearly endless expanse of Iowa corn fields.

The story ended in tragedy, however. Early Friday morning "Big Bird" became entangled in concertina wire and was blown apart by Claymore mines and machine-gun fire when it wondered into an undisclosed wooded area and foolishly approached the Ben and Bawb's Blog Eastern command bunker.


The South Rises Again, In Iowa

The next story is really a crappy deal. According to Iowa City police, a man named Robert E. Lee (really!) entered a local CVS Pharmacy, dropped his drawers and defecated on the floor. Robert E. Lee finished his business and calmly walked out of the store. Take that, Yankees!

For you cynical people who immediately wondered what Robert E. Lee's blood alcohol content was, the answer is 0.24, or three times Iowa's legal limit to drive. The good General was charged with criminal mischief and public intoxication, simple misdemeanors.

The manager of the pharmacy said that it would cost less than $200 to clean up Lee's leavings. No kidding? Less than $200? Do they have to get a silver-plated shovel or what? I'd make Robert E. Lee's drunk ass clean it up.

So there you have it, Iowa IS cool after all!

Ft. Hood's Lesson: Soldiers Need Guns Too!

Excerpted from the article, "The Folly of Unilateral Disarmament" at reason.com:

"When Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan started shooting up the Soldier Readiness Processing Center at Fort Hood, Pfc. Marquest Smith dove under a desk. A.P. reports that 'he lay low for several minutes, waiting for the shooter to run out of ammunition and wishing he, too, had a gun.'

"Neither Smith nor the other victims of Hasan’s assault had guns because soldiers on military bases within the United States generally are not allowed to carry them. Last week’s shootings, which killed 13 people and wounded more than 30, demonstrated once again the folly of 'gun-free zones,' which attract and assist people bent on mass murder instead of deterring them."

Read the full article here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

JOURNALIST'S GUIDE TO FIREARMS IDENTIFICATION....OH, THIS EXPLAINS SOOOO MUCH


HEALTH CARE "LIES" LIE WITH THE LEFT


It's hard to say anything jocular about the health care "reform" bill now that the House of Reprehensitives has passed, by a narrow margin, their 2,000-page monstrosity. When it heads to the Senate, the only thing that might save us is the threat of a politician's only fear; getting voted out. Thanks to the McCain Incumbent Protection Act, aka "campaign finance reform", the parasitical incumbents who "serve for life", like Teddy K, are much harder to oust, but these particular rats are getting the American people so PO'ed that we're finally ready to kick their fat, corrupt behinds right out of Sodom-on-Potomac.

When I write my Congresscritters these days, I do it as just a token gesture. We the People (the ones who work and pay taxes to support this BS) have no representation in government anymore. When the first "stimulus" bill came along, constituents contacting their Congresbuffoons were running 85% nay on the deal, but the political scum on the thrones merely laughed, spat in our faces, and passed it anyway. I'll continue to play the game and pretend my voice counts just to say I did all I could until the stupid bastards lead this nation to complete ruin and anarchy and they themselves wind up (quite deserved so) hanging from the lamp posts. Don't expect to see me shedding tears over them.

But this time around there's the smell of fear in the air as our "representatives" put on a full court press trying to sell this latest Oceanfront-Property-in-Arizona to the awakening public as "a good thing". They see many lost seats in Congress on the horizon, but still continue to push this horrible thing.

Anyone who says anything negative about the health care bill is a "liar". Just like anyone remotely critical of the Messiah is a racist. Opposition consists only of greedy doctors and insurance companies swimming in ill-gotten profits they screwed us out of (as opposed to just taxing folks 60% of their income under threat of prisons and violent men with guns). The supporters NEVER argue the individual points put forth by the critics, the ones that a written in black and white in the Giant Mutant Bill From Hell, because if they did the whole "liar" thing would end up pointing right at them.

I couldn't force myself to even begin to wading through this latest 2,000-page behemoth as I did the earlier 1,000-page Cliff Notes version. Fortunately, someone forwarded me this email. It is long and not exactly a page-turner and I have not yet looked up each point to fact check them (I just called the doc a liar). However, for what it's worth, here's the points one of those pesky doctors make in regards to the latest greatest monstrous health care "reform" bill. (PS: it also has the ability to create 111 new bureaucracies to administer Obamacare.)

An Indianapolis doctor's letter to Sen. Bayh about the Bill(Note: Dr. Stephen E. Frazer, MD practices as an anesthesiologist in Indianapolis , IN)

Here is a letter I sent to Senator Bayh. Feel free to copy it and send it around to all other representatives. -- Stephen Fraser

Senator Bayh,

As a practicing physician I have major concerns with the health care bill before Congress. I actually have read the bill and am shocked by the brazenness of the government's proposed involvement in the patient-physician relationship. The very idea that the government will dictate and ration patient care is dangerous and certainly not helpful in designing a health care system that works for all. Every physician I work with agrees that we need to fix our health care system, but the proposed bills currently making their way through congress will be a disaster if passed.

I ask you respectfully and as a patriotic American to look at the following troubling lines that I have read in the bill. You cannot possibly believe that these proposals are in the best interests of the country and our fellow citizens.

Page 22 of the HC Bill: Mandates that the Govt will audit books of all employers that self-insure!!

Page 30 Sec 123 of HC bill: THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get.

Page 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill: YOUR HEALTH CARE IS RATIONED!!!

Page 42 of HC Bill: The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC benefits for you. You have no choice!

Page 50 Section 152 in HC bill: HC will be provided to ALL non-US citizens, illegal or otherwise.

Page 58 HC Bill: Govt will have real-time access to individuals' finances & a 'National ID Health card' will be issued!

Page 59 HC Bill lines 21-24: Govt will have direct access to your bank accounts for elective funds transfer.

Page 65 Sec 164: Is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in unions & community organizations: (ACORN).

Page 84 Sec 203 HC bill: Govt mandates ALL benefit packages for private HC plans in the 'Exchange.'

Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans--The Govt will ration your health care!

Page 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill: Govt mandates linguistic appropriate services. (Translation: illegal aliens.)

Page 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18: The Govt will use groups (i.e. ACORN & Americorps to sign up individuals for Govt HC plan.

Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans. (AARP members - your health care WILL be rationed!)

Page 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill: Medicaid eligible individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. ( No choice.)

Page 12 4 lines 24-25 HC: No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No "judicial review" against Govt monopoly.

Page 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill: Doctors/American Medical Association - The Govt will tell YOU what salary you can make.

Page 145 Line 15-17: An Employer MUST auto-enroll employees into public option plan. (NO choice!)

Page 126 Lines 22-25: Employers MUST pay for HC for part-time employees AND their families. (Employees shouldn't get excited about this as employers will be forced to reduce its work force, benefits, and wages/salaries to cover such a huge expense.)

Page 149 Lines 16-24: ANY Employer with payroll 401k & above who does not provide public option will pay 8% tax on all payroll! (See the last comment in parenthesis.)

Page 150 Lines 9-13:A business with payroll between $251K & $401K who doesn't provide public option will pay 2-6% tax on all payroll.

Page 167 Lines 18-23: ANY individual who doesn't have acceptable HC according to Govt will be taxed 2.5% of income.

Page 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill: Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes. (Americans will pay.)

Page 195 HC Bill: Officers & employees of the GOVT HC Admin.. will have access to ALL Americans' finances and personal records.

Page 203 Line 14-15 HC: "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax." (Yes, it really says that!)

Page 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill: Govt will reduce physician services for Medicaid Seniors. (Low-income and the poor are affected.)

Page 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill: Doctors: It doesn't matter what specialty you have trained yourself in -- you will all be paid the same! (Just TRY to tell me that's not Socialism!)

Page 253 Line 10-18: The Govt sets the value of a doctor's time, profession, judgment, etc. (Literally -- the value of humans.)

Page 265 Sec 1131: The Govt mandates and controls productivity for "private" HC industries.

Page 268 Sec 1141: The federal Govt regulates the rental and purchase of power driven wheelchairs.

Page 272 SEC. 1145: TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS - Cancer patients - welcome to rationing!

Page 280 Sec 1151: The Govt will penalize hospitals for whatever the Govt deems preventable (i.e... re-admissions).

Page 298 Lines 9-11: Doctors: If you treat a patient during initial admission that results in a re-admission -- the Govt will penalize you.

Page 317 L 13-20: PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. (The Govt tells doctors what and how much they can own!)

Page 317-318 lines 21-25, 1-3: PROHIBITION on expansion. (The Govt is mandating that hospitals cannot expand.)
Page 321 2-13: Hospitals have the opportunity to apply for exception BUT community input is required. (Can you say ACORN?)

Page 335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339: The Govt mandates establishment of 2 outcome-based measures. (HC the way they want -- rationing.)

Page 341 Lines 3-9: The Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Advance Plans, HMOs, etc. (Forcing people into the Govt plan)

Page 354 Sec 1177: The Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of 'special needs people!' Unbelievable!

Page 379 Sec 1191: The Govt creates more bureaucracy via a "Tele-Health Advisory Committee." (Can you say HC by phone?)

Page 425 Lines 4-12: The Govt mandates "Advance-Care Planning Consult." (Think senior citizens end-of-life patients.)

Page 425 Lines 17-19: The Govt will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. (And it's mandatory!)

Page 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3: The Govt provides an "approved" list of end-of-life resources; guiding you in death. (Also called 'assisted suicide.')

Page 427 Lines 15-24: The Govt mandates a program for orders on "end-of-life." (The Govt has a say in how your life ends!)

Page 429 Lines 1-9: An "advanced-care planning consultant" will be used frequently as a patient's health deteriorates.

Page 429 Lines 10-12: An "advanced care consultation" may include an ORDER for end-of-life plans. (AN ORDER TO DIE FROM THE GOVERNMENT?!?)

Page 429 Lines 13-25: The GOVT will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order. (I wouldn't want to stand before God after getting paid for THAT job!)

Page 430 Lines 11-15: The Govt will decide what level of treatment you will have at end-of-life! (Again -- no choice!)

Page 469: Community-Based Home Medical Services = Non-Profit Organizations. (Hello? ACORN Medical Services here!?!)

Page 489 Sec 1308: The Govt will cover marriage and family therapy. (Which means Govt will insert itself into your marriage even.)

Page 494-498: Govt will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, and rationing those services.

Senator, I guarantee that I personally will do everything possible to inform patients and my fellow physicians about the dangers of the proposed bills you and your colleagues are debating.

Furthermore, if you vote for a bill that enforces socialized medicine on the country and destroys the doctor-patient relationship, I will do everything in my power to make sure you lose your job in the next election.

Respectfully,

Stephen E. Fraser, MD

Dear Reader,
I urge you to use the power that you were born with (and the power that may soon be taken away) and circulate this email to as many people as you can reach. The Power of the People can stop thisfrom happening to us, our parents, our grandparents, our children, and to following generations.

BOHICA

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

CLIMATE CHANGE PREDICTIONS, OR "THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING!"

In the above illustration, we see the kind of environmental devastation we can expect at any moment if affluent Americans don't change their evil ways RIGHT NOW! Ooops. Turns out this is just a small amount of the trash left by illegal aliens sneaking into the country from Mexico. We all know minorities can in no way, shape, or form be responsible for anything bad. Never mind. Forget you ever saw this.

Anyway, I was just taking a small look back at some of the seemingly endless predictions of ecological doom and gloom spewn forth by the rapid eco-kooks over the decades. As you may be able to guess, their accuracy level is right up there with that of a blind skeet shooter.

We’ve already detailed the big "New Ice Age Booga-Booga Death Threat" of the late 70’s, which, since its failure discredits their current fantasy, the eco-nuts are now saying was just the work of questionable science and an alarmist media. Chortle, chortle, snort. These people really don’t get the whole irony thing, do they?

So let’s take a quick look at just a couple examples of the long, long list of predictions of death, mayhem, disaster, and rampant Constitutional freedoms prophesied by the eco-kooks for the sake of simple amusement as well as to suggest that maybe, just maybe, their current predictions amount to about the same.

Let’s start with our pal, Al Gore’s mentor, and the so-called father of the Global Warming Scam, Jim Hansen (no, not the guy who did the Muppets, that was Hensen, though he was probably an eco-kook, too). You know, Hansen, the guy who created the model for the New Ice Age in the 70’s, but then went on the lead the Global Warming charge when the glaciers and mastodons failed to materialize.

He held the “testimony” in front of Congress that got the Global Whining ball rolling. An inveterate showman on par with P.T. Barnum, he held his dog-and-pony show during a D.C. heat wave and opened all the windows the night before so the AC wouldn't be able to cool the room and everyone would be sweating like a whore in church. As an aside, I cringe at the thought of the stench in that room as all those Congressmen sweated out the bourbon from the night before. Anyway, he has also been noted for purposely exaggerating and/or faking data to support his pet Global Warming alarmism because the issue “is too important” to be shackled or hindered with pesky little things like “facts”.

In 1988, Hansen warned a journalist with his prediction of what a disaster New Yawk would be like in 20 years if we evil affluent Americans didn’t change our evil ways. “The West Side Highway [which runs along the Hudson River] will be under water. And there will be tape across the windows across the street because of high winds. And the same birds won’t be there. The trees in the median strip will change.”
He missed the mark by a wee bit on that one, but the greenie weenies insist we must still pay attention to him, because last July he testified that if we affluent Americans don’t change our evil ways, in 20 years we will be facing ecological disaster. Hmmm. Sounds familiar. And anyone at all is listening to this yahoo why?

Then there’s Paul Ehrlich, a Stanford professor, recipient of something called a “genius grant” (apparently about as worthless as a Nobel Prize these days), who has been peddling doom and gloom since the 1970’s as well. Of course, his predictions pretty much all turn out to be somewhere between ludicrous and moronic, definitely not “genius”, but the left and their lapdogs in the media still think the doofus is somehow relevant. Mainly because he has some goofy new book out that bemoans the threat of a “vast right wing conspiracy” seeking to discredit the environmental movement via the dastardly and dishonest tactic of, “challenging the science upon which environmentalism is based." How dare we!

Anyway, according to Paul Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius, smog disasters will kill almost a quarter of a million people in LA and New York in 1973, the oceans will be devoid of marine life by 1979 and by 1980 life expectancy in the US will drop to 42 years of age. The President will dissolve Congress during the food riots of the 1980’s, the rest of the world will nuke us to keep our poisoned food from “getting” them, and our population will dwindle to less than 27 million by 1999.

Well, yeah, sure, maybe those predictions turned out to be a tad bit off but, by Gaia, we better listen this time! This time they're not kidding! This time they're right! They're scientists and an experts! Trust us! Wolf! Wolf!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

MORE LIES, AKA OBAMA'S ENTIRE LIFE HISTORY



We all now know that the so-called "Birthers" who want to see the mighty most powerful Barack Obama's birth certificate have been relegated to wacko kook tinfoil hat conspiracy theory nutcase status. But that's just a tiny blip on the radar of Barry's unusual life as he followed his hippie mom around the globe as she apparently hopped in the sack with anyone as long as it wasn't some evil American.

So we'll hear nothing more about the whole "Birther" thing in this column. But what about Zero's medical records as a whole? When John McCain delayed releasing his records the New Yawk Times shrieked to their remaining 27 subscribers that "No presidential candidate should get to the point that he has locked up his party’s nomination without public vetting of his health.” When it came to Sarah Palin, the Lamestream Press practically demanded to conduct their own gynecology exams on live television.

But, we ask the intrepid journalists of the ever vigilant watchdog press, what about Barack’s sealed medical records? (Sound of crickets chirping).


Veteran Whitehouse Reporter Kenneth Walsh said Barry was the smartest (most cerebral) president he has ever met. But no one in the press have shown even the slightest bit of curiosity about the education that made him the Smartest Man in the World. (Sarah, of course, had every grade, class, date, and sports foul of her college career subjected to an anal exam).


In grade school in Indonesia, Barack's school registration card shows the future super-genius listed as a "Muslim" with "Indonesian" citizenship. Be that as it may, back in the USSA,
Obama’s performance at Occidental College was brilliant enough to land him into Columbia. But of course, those records are sealed too although, if you go to the college web site, you can request transcripts of his poetry. I kid you not. I can’t help but get this image of Eddie Murphy in fake dreadlocks singing, “Kill de white people, c-i-l-l, kill.” on Saturday Night Live. Some speculate these records are sealed because Zero the Hero applied using Indonesian citizenship to get a sweet free-ride tuition deal. We'll never know either way.

At Columbia University, Zero went on to achieve…well, nobody knows. Those records are sealed too. But rest assured, peasants, that his academic achievements were so brilliant as to lead him on to prestigious Harvard Law School and to later become a lecturer at the University of Chicago. When he returned “home” to Chi-town, he put all that high fallutin’ education to work as a community organizer, a career that turned out to be surprisingly lucrative.

Education roundup:
Fransiskus Assisi School School application -- Released (by independent investigators)
Punahou School records -- Not released
Occidental College records -- Not released
Columbia College records -- Not released
Columbia thesis -- Not released
Harvard College records -- Not released
Harvard Law Review articles -- None
University of Chicago scholarly articles – None

The press demanded to see Sarah Palin’s Passport and threw a hissy bitch fit about when it was issued and that it had so few stamps in it. Barry traveled to Indonesia and Pakistan when he was 20. What did his passport say, to include that little box that says “Citizenship”? Nobody in the completely unbiased non-partisan press even asked.

That can of worms:
Passport -- Not released and records scrubbed clean by Rahm Emanuel & Company.

We got to hear virtual hour-long soap operas that Sarah Palin’s son Trig was actually her own daughter’s love child and that she used some state clout on an abusive former in-law state trooper. How about Barry’s family and friends? First, the press whole-heartedly agreed that the Obama children were strictly and totally OFF-LIMITS. Without the foreign press and the Internet we never even would have heard of Obama’s relationships with the likes of domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and Wacky Pastor Jeremiah Wright, or that he even had a half brother living in squalor in Kenya or an illegal alien aunt, also living in squalor but on the government dole, here in the States.

Family matters:
Obama/Dunham marriage license -- Not released
Obama/Dunham divorce -- Released (by independent investigators)
Soetoro/Dunham marriage license -- Not released
Soetoro adoption records -- Not released
Soetoro/Dunham divorce -- Released (by independent investigators)

There are a few other loose ends floating around as well. After over a year of FOIA requests, Barry’s selective service registration was finally released, but its authenticity is very, very shaky. In addition that that, we have these other sideline issues.

Odds & Ends:
Baptism certificate -- None
Illinois State Senate records -- None
Illinois State Senate schedule -- Lost
Law practice client list -- Not released

With the current jihad against the evils of smoking and second-hand smoke, how many folks even know, via the relentless integrity of the press, that the SOB smokes cigarettes?

You’d think that someone so holy, with nothing to hide, Mr. Transparency himself, would just get it over with in one fell swoop, release his records, and make all his critics and court cases immediately just shut up and go away.

Well, that’s what you get for thinking around politicians. Instead, Mr. Transparency’s first official act as President of these United States was to sign Executive Order 13489 which seals all his own records.

Nothing to see here, citizen, nothing to see. Move along, you tinfoil hat nutcase wacko kooks. Do not question the Great & Powerful O.


Thursday, November 05, 2009

THE COURT OF LAW, STIMULUS JOBS...ALL LIES, OF COURSE



You may run afoul of well-meaning but dumber-than-(insert idiom here) Sheeple bleating things in support of our government in general and our criminal "justice" system in particular. "The truth will set you free." "If you're not guilty, you have nothing to worry about." "This is why we have courts." "Truth, Justice and the American Way." "Better ten guilty men go free than to convict a single innocent man."

Well boys and girls, this ain't an old Henry Fonda movie about 12 angry men; this is the modern American "justice" system and it's become as dysfunctional and dishonest and out-of-control as the rest of our government. If TPTB want you, they'll get you, innocent or not. In some cases, they may not even be out to get you. They might just need a convenient scapegoat to wrap up a loose end. And "Easy-To-Catch" beats the hell out of "Actually Guilty" in their book. Just ask Richard Jewel.

Or ask Terry Harrington or Curtis McGhee, who've been in prison since 1977 for a murder they did not commit. You'd think common sense might enter into their case, but common sense has no place in the judiciary anymore than it has a place anywhere else in American government.
You see, for some reason, it has to go to the Supreme Court of the United States to determine whether or not prosecutors shouldn't frame people for crimes they didn't commit or if you, as the frame-ee, have any Constitutional right not to be framed. I kid you not.

Do prosecutors have total immunity from lawsuits for anything they do, including framing someone for murder? That is the question the justices of the Supreme Court face Wednesday.

On one side of the case being argued are Iowa prosecutors who contend "there is no freestanding right not to be framed." They are backed by the Obama administration, 28 states and every major prosecutors organization in the country.

On the other side are two black men — Terry Harrington and Curtis McGhee — men who served 25 years in prison before evidence long hidden in police files resulted in them being freed.



See the full article here. The hell of it is, this happens alot more often than anyone knows or will admit. Only if a case happens to generate media interest does the malfeasance even come to light. As the prosecutors like to argue in court, "Constitution?!? We don' need no steenking Constitution!" Alas, the rest of the Federal government seems to agree these days, including a recently appointed Supreme Court judge.
On to the next example of Big Fat Lies, or how can you trust ANYTHING the government tells you, how about all those stimulus jobs we're being swamped with? There's so many you can hardly shake a stick at them all. They're just popping out of the woodwork.
Don't believe me? Then check this out.
In June, the federal government spent $1,047 in stimulus money to buy a rider mower from the Toro Company to cut the grass at the Fayetteville National Cemetery in Arkansas. Now, a report on the government’s stimulus Web site improbably claims that that single lawn mower sale helped save or create 50 jobs.

So, to sum it all up, Reagan was right when he said the most feared words in the English language were, "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you." Government is not your friend, and more government is never the answer.


Sunday, November 01, 2009

The Statist Agenda of Playhouse Disney

Playhouse Disney is a block of programming targeted at preschool age children. It contains such programs as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, Imagination Movers, and Special Agent Oso. It is hosted between programs by two monkey puppets named Ooh and Aah. Given the dangerous undertones of these programs, perhaps the monkeys should be named Marx and Engels.

Look at the animated program Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, for instance. Whenever Mickey and his friends are trying to go somewhere or do something, a big thug named Pete is always there to literally put up roadblocks (and tollbooths or ticket stands). Pete will demand some type of resource, like coins or beans, to let Mickey’s gang pass or otherwise engage in the activity that they want.

Mickey and his friends always dutifully fork over the dough, even if they have to go back and spend half the program scrounging up the requested resources. They never ask Pete on what authority he can charge the tax or fee or what it will be used for. The lesson to our young future taxpayers is clear: If some authoritative-sounding thug demands money, unthinkingly surrender it.

Or what about Special Agent Oso? In this animated program, children engaged in their normal daily lives and playtimes encounter problems, such as not knowing how to build a sandcastle or make frozen juice pops. An intrusive electronic surveillance system, which includes eavesdropping ladybugs, spots the children’s dilemma and transmit’s the information, via satellite, to some secret agency that dispatches Special Agent Oso to help them out.

The lessons to children here are equally clear: Being under constant covert surveillance is just fine. You will be watched only by benevolent caretakers rather than cynical bureaucrats. If something happens, a response will come not from jackbooted thugs but from cuddly panda bear agents voiced by Sean Astin.

Now, I don’t want my kids growing up warped. That’s why every Saturday morning, instead of Playhouse Disney, I plunk my three-year-old son down inches in front of the TV for another round of Red Dawn and Braveheart. I’ve never been quite so proud as the first time he chased the mailman with a fixed bayonet, screaming “Freedom!”

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DUMBER THAN A BOX OF ROCKS: THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO IDIOMS



Well, our little talk about how crazy Cass Sunstein is unleashed a comparison of expressions used here and in Australia. My old Aussie room-mate, also named Jim, when we were working on the 1978 Kenworth at the grain elevator, confused me a bit with, “Hand me the spanner. The SPANNER! It's right bloody THERE!", which I then found out was what we called a “wrench”. I also found out that “c*nt”, as in, “No worries, you c*nt.” seems to be an expression of friendship. OF COURSE I learned what "wanker" meant.
In turn, I tried to give Jim sh*t in regards to converting Metric measurements into our archaic English system. Jim: "How much is a bushell?" Me: "Oh, about three pecks and a gill." Or...Me: "It's 9:30. What time is that in Metric, Jim?"
From my wife, I learned some Swiss expressions, but most don't translate well. Es nimmt zwei Schlangen, um eine Pfütze zu kreuzen.: It takes two snakes to cross a puddle. Der Bär scheißt wherver, das er gefällt.: The bear sh*ts wherever he wants. OK, I just made those up because I couldn't think of any real ones and I like to play with Babelfish
So I thought it would be fun to throw out some of our American idioms, many of which I learned from our father, followed by a translation for those who may need it. For starters, we can throw a large portion of our expressions into the category of scatological; there seems to be an American fascination with feces. But hey, let’s face it, sh*t is funny.

She’s built like a brick sh*thouse.: A shapely woman.
Smells bad enough to knock a buzzard off a sh*twagon.: self explanatory.
The sh*t has hit the fan.: Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009.
Does a bear sh*t in the woods?: Why, of course.
Up shit creek without a paddle.: In a very bad situation.
In deep sh*t.: Getting that "hope & change" you voted for.
Well I’ll be dipped in shit.: I didn’t know that.
Sh*t or get off the pot.: Lead, follow, or get the hell outta the way.
I could sh*t through a screen door at 20 paces.: Suffering from diarrhea.

Once upon a time, until WWII, America was still Jeffersonian in that agriculture was universal. These expressions originated on the farm, and we grew up in the country, with a dad who liked to use such expressions, so many idioms involve livestock and animals.

Ain't got the sense that God gave geese.: Obama supporter.
Nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.: Self explanatory.
Even a blind hog finds an acorn now and then.: Everybody gets lucky now and then.
Useless as tits on a boar.: A boar is a male hog for breeding, doesn’t give milk.
Fat as a tick.: Self explanatory.
Raining like a cow pissing on a flat rock.: Any country boy should know this one.
Two shakes of a lamb’s tail.: Real quick.
Knee high to a grasshopper.: Real small.
If it was a snake it woulda bit you.: It’s right there.
Up to my ass in alligators.: The situation ain’t good.
That dog don’t hunt.: Health care is NOT going to “pay for itself.”

Then we have a group of people-related expressions.

Busier than a 1-legged man in an ass-kicking contest.: I hope that’s self explanatory.
Sweating like a whore in church.: Perspiring heavily.
Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.: Could be worse.
Couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn.: Very inaccurate.
Hiring you was like losing three good men.: Not a good worker.
This is gonna take two men and a boy.: A major undertaking.
Colder than a witch’s tit in a brass brassiere.: I assume they're cold, but I've never felt one.
He/she fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.: Really ugly.
He/she could eat sweet corn through a picket fence.: Buck toothed.
You make a better door than a window.: Get outta my way.
The Good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.: If all goes well.
Keep your shirt on.: Don’t get in such a hurry.
You’d bitch if they hung you with a new rope.: Chronic complainer.
Ratchet jaw.: Just won’t quit talking.
Crooked as a politician.: Pretty obvious, that one.
Don’t piss down my back and tell me it’s raining.: Health care IS NOT, REPEAT NOT, GOING TO “pay for itself”.

We could on like this for days, but I’ll leave it up to the rest of you to keep ‘em coming.