Saturday, November 21, 2009
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Friday, October 30, 2009
appear in my email, but this one is too important.
This one has been circulating for months. Please, keep it
To show your SUPPORT for Obama's health care reform, please go
the end of the list and add your name to the rapidly
growing list below and send it on to your entire e-mail
1. Nancy Pelosi
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Let me see if I understand all this....
IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR.
IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY.
IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER, YOU GET SHOT.
IF YOU CROSS THE TURKEY BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE IN PRISON!
BUT, IF YOU CROSS THE U..S. BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET:
A DRIVERS LICENSE
A SOCIAL SECURITY CARD
AND, FREE HEALTH CARE?
Oh well sure. That makes perfect sense.
Thanks to Sally R. for the forward
Saturday, October 17, 2009
This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bellsand attached them to his roosters.Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance,which rooster was performing. Now, he could sit on the porch And fill out an efficiency reportby just listening to the bells.
John's favourite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen, but this morning he noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all! When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasingpullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming,could run for cover.
To John's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring.He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one. John was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the Renfrew County Fairand he became an overnight sensation among the judges. The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the No Bell Piece Prizebut they also awarded him the Pulletsurprise as well.
Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making.Who else but a politician could figure outhow to win two of the most highly coveted awardson our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populaceand screwing them when they weren't paying attention.
Vote carefully next year,the bells are not always audible.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Let Them Fight or Bring Them Home This is a must read! Explore the blog. As can be expected from a USMC Sergeant Major, John Bernard, knows where reality and experience makes a difference. He pulls no punches as to how he views a situation. He has the concern for those who serve and the warrior mindset of how to conduct a war, best protect our country, and enhance the image of the USA. If politicians were in battle, they would definitely re-think the ROE. Let them spend a week, or so, with a USMC E-9 to get a better understanding about the real world. I originally found about him from at DianaWest.
There have been some phony arguments put forth for another “surge” in Afghanistan. We need not a surge of troops, we merely need to let our forces there do what needs to be done – kill the enemy.
Congress does not seem to give a sh*t. According to a Rasmussen poll, 57% of voters want to replace the entire congress! Most members of Congress have lost touch with what it means to be a servant of those who elected them and what they promised when they ran for office. I urge you to read this post that was well written and seemed to address the subject of how our elected officials may try to push the Obomacare down our throats or up somewhere else.
If the population isn’t furious about that, then we have reached the end of this chapter in American history – a chapter that began with a sprawling agrarian nation mastering the power of industry to defeat world-conquering monsters, and rebuild the broken nations of its grandparents. I do not believe that chapter will end with a tired, timid people agreeing they cannot be trusted to take care of their own bodies, but I speak from faith, not prophecy.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
This was written on the eve of Europe going to war and during the Great Depression and the New Deal in America that was created at great cost. Am I the only one, but does this sound familiar?
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
A vehicle at 15 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 800 gallons a year of gasoline.
A vehicle at 25 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 480 gallons a year.
So, the average "Cash for Clunkers" transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year.
They claim 700,000 vehicles – so that's 224 million gallons / year.
That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil.
5 million barrels of oil is about ¼ of one day's US consumption.
And, 5 million barrels of oil costs about $350 million dollars at $70/bbl.
So, we all contributed to spending $3 billion to save $350 million.
How good a deal was that ???
They'll no doubt do a great job with health care !!
Not original nor my math but I wish it was.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009
For any of my local readers (Western PA), there is going to be a real, live Tea Party hereabouts. Saturday, the 11th, at the Beaver County Courthouse, Beaver, PA. Be there, or be square. I think I'll go, and may even blog about it.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
You're an idiot and this is garbage.
Also, There is only one S in Expense.
Ower offishial reeply:
As you may have noticed, we are not a professional organization, unlike the coordinated liberal smear machine you call the mainstream media. You can probably tell by the lack of ads in our sidebar, or interrupting your view of the page.
As such, I don't deduct points for spelling, or for grammar. That's particularly lucky for you, because you should not have capitalized the letter "T" in "there", as it is not at the beginning of a sentence, or a proper noun.
I do welcome your post though, and your well thought out opinion. By the depth of your comments, you are obviously interested in intelligent dialogue--a vigorous debate of the issues, by which I can further understand your point of view.
Seriously, though, dude: If the best thought out comment you can come up with is "This is garbage," and "you are an idiot because you can't spell", the sarcasm I just typed is completely lost on you.
Perhaps you had best go back to the Daily Kos before you actually have to think, and you sprain your thinker.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Meet the Angry Mob the Demotards are complaining about. Apparently, they are scared of Americans actually taking an interest in government.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Further proof that the powers that be are working against us to shove this unwanted legislation down our throats.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I was wrong - it started high and lofty...but never actually met its goal. Yep - his pitch was a flutterer that had to be scooped up by Alberto Pujos....never crossing the plate.
Video of Obama coming up short (new window)
(A bit of a long read, but fun--in a sad kind of way)
John G. is 63 years old and owns a small business. He's a life-long
Republican and sees his dream of retiring next year has all but evaporated.
With the stock market crashing and new taxes coming his way, John assumes
now that he will work to his dying day.
John has a granddaughter. Ashley is a recent college grad. She drives a
flashy hybrid car, wears all the latest fashions, and loves to go out to
nightclub s and restaurants. Ashley campaigned hard for Barak Obama. After
the election she made sure her grandfather (and all other Republican family
members) received a big I told-you-so earful on how the world is going to
a much better place now that her party is taking over.
Having lost both roommates, Ashley recently ran short of cash and cannot
pay the rent (again) on her 3 bedroom townhouse. Like she has done many
in the past, she e-mailed her grandfather asking for some financial help.
is his reply:
I received your request for assistance.
Ashley, you know I love you dearly and I'm sympathetic to your financial
plight. Unfortunately, times have changed. With the election of President
Obama, your grandmother and I have had to set forth a bold new economic
plan of our own..."The Ashley Economic Empowerment Plan." Let me explain.
Your grandmother and I are life-long, wage-earning tax payers. We have
a comfortable life, as you know, but we have never had the fancier things
like expensive vacations, luxury cars or anything that we could not afford.
We have worked hard and were looking forward to retiring soon. But the plan
has changed. Your president is raising our personal and business taxes
significantly. He says it is so he can give our hard earned money to other
people. Do you know what this means, Ashley? It means less for us, and we
must cut back on many business and personal expenses.
You know the wonderful receptionist who worked in my office for more than
years? The one who always gave you candy when came over to visit? I had to
let her go last week. I can't afford to pay her salary and all of the
government mandated taxes that go with having employees. Your grandmother
will now work 4 days a week to answer phones, take orders and handle the
books. We will be closed on Fridays and will lose even more income to the
I'm also very sorry to report that your cousin Frank will no longer be
working summers in the warehouse. I called him at school this morning. He
already knows about it and he's upset because he will have to give up
skydiving and his yearly trip to Greenland to survey the polar bears.
That's just the business side of things. Some personal economic effects ofObama's new taxation policies include none other than you. You know very
well that over the years your grandmother and I have given you thousands of
dollars in cash, tuition assistance, food, housing, clothing, gifts, etc.,
etc. But by your vote, you have chosen to help others -- not at your
expense -- but at our expense.
If you need money now sweatheart, I recommend you call 202-456-1111. That
the direct phone number for the White House. You yourself told me how
foolish it is to vote Republican. You said Mr. Obama is going to be the
People's President, and is going to help every American live a better life.
Based on everything you've told me, along with all the promises we heard
during the campaign, I'm sure Mr. Obama will be happy to transfer some
stimulus money into your bank account. Have him call me for the account
number which I memorized years ago.
Perhaps you can now understand what I've been saying all my life: those who
vote for a president should consider the impact on the nation as a whole,
and not be just concerned with what they can get for themselves. What Obama
supporters don't seem to realize is all of the money he is redistributing
to illegal aliens and non-taxpaying Americans (the so-called "less
comes from tax-paying families.
Remember how you told me, "Only the richest of the rich will be affected"?
Well guess what, honey? Because we own a business, your grandmother and I
are now considered to be the richest of the rich. On paper, it might look
that way, but in the real world, we are far from it.
As you said while campaigning for Obama, some people will have to carry
of the burden so all of America can prosper. You understand what that
means, right? It means that raising taxes on productive people results in
having less money. Less money for everything, including granddaughters.
I'm sorry, Ashley, but the well has run dry. The free lunches are over. I
have no money to give you now.
So, congratulations on your choice for "change." For future reference, I
encourage you to try and add up the total value of the gifts and cash you
have received from us, just since you went off to college, and compare it
to what you expect to get from Mr. Obama over the next 4 (or 8) years. I
not kept track of it, Ashley. It has all truly been the gift of our hearts.
Remember, we love you
dearly...but from now on you'll need to call the
number mentioned above. Your "Savior" has the money we would have given to
you. Just try and get it from him.
Good luck, sweetheart.
Hey, you actually stuck it out to the end! WTG!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Albert A. Gore, Jr.
John F. Kerry
William J. Clinton
Charles E. Schumer
See what happens when aliens breed with sheep?
I certainly hope this bit of information clears up a lot of things for you. It did for me. No wonder they support the bill to help illegal aliens!
Now You Know.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
This song is not only rather good, but funny, and further, it gets a message out to MILLIONS of people for very little money. POW! - take that big nameless/faceless PR people at United Airlines. Take notice - all those other corps that provide shite service and then just shrug their shoulders with shameless in deference (ah-hem Comcast...cough). Meet the newest form of "a strongly worded letter".
Those who know me most bestest know that I LOATHE County "Music". While I do love the fact that a majority of country stars appear outwardly patriotic, counter to seemly the rest of the music crowd, I just find the lyrics and melodies cheesey and intolerable.
BUT! But this song is great - his voice is pleasant, the back ups are funny, the lyrics get the message across, the video is great.... I love it.
Link to New Window - United Breaks Guitars
Passage from Sons of Maxwell:
In the spring of 2008, Sons of Maxwell were traveling to Nebraska for a one-week tour and my Taylor guitar was witnessed being thrown by United Airlines baggage handlers in Chicago. I discovered later that the $3500 guitar was severely damaged. They didn't deny the experience occurred but for nine months the various people I communicated with put the responsibility for dealing with the damage on everyone other than themselves and finally said they would do nothing to compensate me for my loss. So I promised the last person to finally say no to compensation (Ms. Irlweg) that I would write and produce three songs about my experience with United Airlines and make videos for each to be viewed online by anyone in the world. United: Song 1 is the first of those songs. United: Song 2 has been written and video production is underway. United: Song 3 is coming. I promise.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Michael Jackson's death has not only put the brakes on his comeback tour (duh) but it has Hollywood screenwriters in a tissy as well. Jacko was slotted as the next Batman villain......
I have been sitting on this joke for years....
And just like baseball cards you have to sell them while they have value.
If you are offended - lighten up - Micheal did (there I go again)
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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Sunday, June 21, 2009
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Friday, June 19, 2009
This is worth the view. Harvey posted this at IMAO. I still wonder who is the puppetmasters that are pulling the strings for this inept excuse for a president. Could it be a Carter/Ford clone? I am actually embarrassed to have this clown to be the president. Officer Salvatore Rivieri could do a better job and with more kindness to the status quo. If a person does not have enough life experiences to run a fast-food restaurant how can he run a country? I do, though, have some opinions about affirmative action policies. I shan't mention donations to political campaigns by a foreign country such as China, nor the connections between ACORN and voter fraud that seems to be connected to a particular political party.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
This seems to be helping quite a few
Suppression of Dissent - The Players
Currently, there are either
1. The Basij
2. Ansar Hizbullah (which I will refer to as Ansar)3. Lebanese Hizbullah (Unconfirmed but highly probable. Der Spiegel, based on a Voice of America report
- The Basij
They were the ones who first started the crackdown after the election, but it wasn't enough. While they are violent and repressive, they are still Persian and attacking fellow citizens. A beating is one thing, mass killings another.
- Another group was working with them, whose members are even more extreme, is Ansar. There is a lot of cross-membership between the Basij and Ansar, though not all are members of the other group and vice-versa. The vast majority of Ansar are Persians (either Basij or ex-military), though a lot of Arab recruits come from Lebanon and train with them under supervision of the Revolutionary Guard. They are not functioning under a legal umbrella, they are considered a vigilante group, but they pledge loyalty directly to the Supreme Leader and most people believe that they are under his control. They are currently helping the Basij to control the riots, but due to the fact that they are Persians and in lower numbers than the Basij, they are not that active.
- The Lebanese Hizbullah is a direct offshoot (and under direct control) of the Iranian Hizbullah (itself under direct control of the Supreme Leader) and cooperates closely with Ansar though Ansar occupies itself only with Iran's domestic policies, while Hizbullah occupies itself only with Iran's foreign policy unless there is a crisis like right now. However, Hizbullah has been called to stop violent riots in Iran in the past.
(the following paragraph includes some speculation based on reports from ground zero) Hizbullah flew in a lot of their members in Iran, most likely a good deal even before the elections in case there were trouble. They are the ones who speak Arabs and are unleashing the biggest level of violence on the Persians so far. Another wave arrived recently and there is chatter that yet another wave of Hizbullah reinforcements are coming in from Lebanon as we speak. According to Iranians on the ground, they are the ones riding motorcycles, beating men women and children indiscriminately and firing live ammunitions at students.
What will happen
Unless the army decides to intervene in the favor of the Council and to stop the early beginnings of the new Revolution, Ansar & Hizbullah members will be the ones doing the brunt of the killing and repression with Basij as a support while also protecting government buildings and try to do crowd control. The police seems to have for the most part disbanded in centers like Tehran according to all reports, including international media. If the police decides to come back, they will focus less on protection and crowd control, so the Basij will start to crack more skulls).
Currently, this is what is happening.
note: I built this through both articles and twitter feeds, so I do not claim that this is a 100% factually correct representation of reality, but this is the general narrative.
- When the first spontaneous riots erupted, the first wave the Iranian Riot Police was called in, and short after the Basij also took the scene. The RP concentrated mostly around public buildings and streets while the Basij took position around student groups, especiallly universities.
- As things got more out of hand, more and more Basij troops were called in, as the police started dispersing. The riot police are less inclined (or, rather I should say the Basij are more inclined) to use violence so they retreated and leaving the place to the Basij.
- With the second wave of Basij also came Ansar Hizbullah members. This is the point where firearms started being used. There are reports of a few murders but it was mostly fired in the air or on walls in order to scare away protesters in University dorms.
- It's around the time of the second wave that the first reports and videos of an important number of non-Persian thugs shouting in Arabic and violently beating people with chains, clubs and electric batons (similar to cattle prods). The end of the second wave came right before the beginning of the current manifestation. Things were getting quieter with only sporadic reports of dissenters being assaulted. Important to note: at this time. the Supreme Leader has authorized these militias to use live ammunition against the crowd if things get out of hand (source: BBC)
- This brings us to the third wave, which just began around 12:30PM for those of us on the East Coast. According to all reports, plainclothes militia have opened fire on civilians protesting peacefully. Chaos erupted in the streets, with reports of fighting all over Tehran and spreading over Iran. Pictures of people shot, some to death, surfaced and were published in the mainstream media. Things very are ugly and this is spreading in other cities as well. Violent and murderous repression has started. At least a twenty people have been killed so far. Things will spiral down fast, and very soon.
There is a major crackdown on students, especially those with connections to the outside world going on right now. Some people report that the students are fighting back in some
Later, the people started to fight back. First, they took over and burned down a Basij base, killing its commander. Later, a Basij shot a young man in the face in front of their HQ, at which point a policeman went to confront them. The Basij beat the policeman, at which point students stormed the compound, throwing molotov cocktails, burning it to the ground. This is very big.
Tomorrow, supporters of Moussavi have a manifestation planned for 5pm, Tehran time. Roughly the same number or more is expected to attend. Plenty of twitter chat about dressing in black.
The pro-Ahmadinejad crowd however are planning a counter-demonstration at the very same place the supporters are supposed to gather at 3pm. Most agree that basically they are simply going to gather for a confrontation. Basij from all over the country are moving to Tehran and supporters are being bused from all over the country.
A major showdown is expected to unfold
The Supreme Leader has also called for a 10-day inquiry into the claims of fraud, but it has been widely dismissed as cosmetic. The Revolution lives on.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
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I was raised to be a Notre Dame fan: Catholic and born 8 miles from there, on the other side of the Michigan border, I remember learning the fight song as a kid.