Saturday, December 13, 2008

Angry UAW members send spokesperson to Washington to SING their response to the bailout proposal....

Angry UAW members lash out at senators... (link to original article) ...of Southern states with foreign car plants after auto aid bill dies.


OH NO! Say it ain't so. The horror! The humanity!

Veruca Salt - I Want It Now

Thursday, December 11, 2008

In God We Trust


MSNBC has a poll asking whether or not the term "In God We Trust" should remain on US currency. Let's give a vote to let NBC and the rest of the MSM know the real wishes of gun totting, Bible reading church goers.

You know what?


I'm sick and frikken tired of everybody heading up a government program getting dubbed a "Czar".

I mean, c'mon, emperor?  Seriously, this is America.

And why do we need a car emperor?

I take that back... with our country trying to nationalize everything from Wall Street to home loans, I, for one, welcome our new car overlords.   Heh.  It would be funnier if it weren't really happening.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Global Warming Carol

This just in, from the fine folks at Talking About The Weather:

Thanks to Bethany Cole for this fine Christmas carol:

On the first day of Global Warming, my true love sent to me

Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.


On the second day of Global Warming, my true love sent to me

Two Clinton thugs,

And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.


On the third day of Global

Warming, my true love sent to me

No warming trend,

Two Clinton thugs,

And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.


On the fourth day of Global Warming, my true love sent to me

More falling temps,

No warming trend,

Two Clinton thugs,

And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.


On the fifth day of Global Warming, my true love sent to me

SOLAR MINIMUM,

More falling temps,

No warming trend,

Two Clinton thugs,

And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.


On the sixth day of Global Warming, my true love sent to me

Hansen a-lying,

SOLAR MINIMUM,

More falling temps,

No warming trend,

Two Clinton thugs,

And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.


On the seventh day of Global Warming, my true love sent to me

Climate Models drowning,

Hansen a-lying,

SOLAR MINIMUM,

More falling temps,

No warming trend,

Two Clinton thugs,

And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.


On the eighth day of Global Warming, my true love sent to me

El Nino missing,

Climate Models drowning,

Hansen a-lying,

SOLAR MINIMUM,

More falling temps,

No warming trend,

Two Clinton thugs,

And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.


On the ninth day of Global Warming, my true love sent to me

Scientists a-censored,

El Nino missing,

Climate Models drowning,

Hansen a-lying,

SOLAR MINIMUM,

More falling temps,

No warming trend,

Two Clinton thugs,

And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.


On the tenth day of Global Warming, my true love sent to me

Arctic Ice Recovering,

Scientists a-censored,

El Nino missing,

Climate Models drowning,

Hansen a-lying,

SOLAR MINIMUM,

More falling temps,

No warming trend,

Two Clinton thugs,

And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.


On the eleventh day of Global Warming, my true love sent to me

C02 a-rising,

Arctic Ice Recovering,

Scientists a-censored,

El Nino missing,

Climate Models drowning,

Hansen a-lying,

SOLAR MINIMUM,

More falling temps,

No warming trend,

Two Clinton thugs,

And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy.


On the twelfth day of Global Warming, my true love sent to me

Twelve years this cycle,

C02 a-rising,

Arctic Ice Recovering,

Scientists a-censored,

El Nino missing,

Climate Models drowning,

Hansen a-lying,

SOLAR MINIMUM,

More falling temps,

No warming trend,

Two Clinton thugs,

And Al Gore’s cap and trade policy!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

California Proposition 8 Backlash


Proposition 8, for anyone who has been living under a rock, was a California ballot proposal that would amend the state constitution to define "marriage" as being between one man and one woman. It did nothing to limit or ban domestic partnerships. The vote in favor of Proposition 8 passed by a 52.3 to a 47.7 margin with a tremendous turnout of 77.5% of the voters (source). Seemed like a done deal where a clear majority of the voters made their intentions clear even though the gay community were a tad disappointed. In a sane world that would have been the end to it. There is no longer a sane world. There were many demonstrations within the gay community, some bordering on the bazaar, even by California standards. Supporters of the proposition have been tormented and harassed. To show their disgruntlement and to attempt to just piss other people off, some in the gay community have decided that if they took a day off then all of those who voted for the proposition would have a change of heart and demand that another proposition be on the ballot and repeal the one that just passed. Yeah, like that will happen. I don't know if a Day Without A Gay is meant to be national or just in California. If it is national, look around where you work and check out who may not be there tomorrow. Is the person really sick?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Heh, a thought for the week:

"If anyone should fear a Depression, it should be journalists, who are already the equivalent of 1980s steelworkers. But instead, they seem positively giddy with anticipation at the prospect of a return to ’30s-style hardship–without, of course, the real hardship of the 1930s. . . . Oh the thrill of imagining a Great Depression. It’s an opportunity for Great Design and Really Cool Government." --Virginia Postrel 

This was from a comment to an article at one of my favorite blogs, Maggie's Farm.  You'll find good Yankee sense there.

Stop by and check them out if you get the chance.

Virginia makes a good point.  Big Media really needs to be careful how they sell the economic downturn.  News companies are already taking it in the shorts--just look at the Tribune Company.

They sure are trying their hardest to turn this into a full-fledged depression, though, if the headlines are any indication.  The thing is, though, this doesn't really remind me of what I was told about the Great Depression.

First of all, its in color.  

Second, and less flip, while jobless numbers are up, it really doesn't seem that crappy--you know,
 unless you work for a newspaper who failed to adapt to the internet, Wall Street wizards making shady back-room deals, kow-tow to parasitic labor organizations (GM pays an average of $32/hr to its UAW employees) intent on killing their host, or make a habit of making loans to people who are unlikely to pay you back.

Aparently, and this may come as a shock, if you have a bad business model or tend towards making poor and unethical decisions, or you allow your pensions, medical plans, and ridiculous salaries for assembly line workers to exceed your sales, your business will fail.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Remember:

A sincere thank you those who gave and those who gave all so that I remanined an American.