Saturday, February 14, 2009

Comment Moderation


Unfortunately, today we recieved not one, but two spam comments to our blog.  As a result, I'm enabling comment moderation.

As most posts besides the one we did last year about Officer Salvatore Rivieri don't usually recieve too many comments, this change should go unnoticed by the casual reader.  It amazes me that that story still gets comments.  WTG, Old Man, for stirring it up!

If you are a regular poster...  okay, I can't say that with a straight face.  Either most of our traffic is from web crawlers for the various search engines, or everyone who reads us agrees with us completely.  In which case, I'm flattered.

Anyhow, if you are a regular poster, it will mean a slight delay before your comments show up.  While I know that sucks, it beats reading about how Sanjay from Abcdefistan has a pay site where you can make millions from home just by surfing the web.

Believe me, if this were true, I wouldn't be working midnights :)


Friday, February 13, 2009

Good words to live by in tough times...

Here are some conservative thoughts to take you into the weekend:

"You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.

You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You cannot establish security on borrowed money.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's incentive and independence.

You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do themselves."

-President Lincoln, first Republican President.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Create or Save?


Obama the Candidate was promising to create new jobs whilst on the stump.

Obama as the President Elect quickly shifted from Hope over Fear to Fear over Hope. His new message,as our President, has been all too smoothly changed to Create or Save 4 million jobs.

Wait Wut?

Whiskey Tango foxtrot my Obama bothers? How in the world, in this day and age, in this nation, with our media, can such an obamanation exist? The media is allowing this bait and switch to slip by with nary a raised brow?! Well congratulations people - Obama is Lucy, jobs are the football, and YOU are Charlie Brown.

If, under the control of the liberals, we continue to lose jobs - real jobs that create wealth - but merely replace them with "make work jobs" then the administration will claim that they "saved" 4 million jobs. However, what will be left out of any explanation is that "make work" jobs, such as those that would be created by summoning phantom money and delivering it via giant money cannons ala "infrastructure building programs", do NOT create wealth. In fact, they do the opposite.

Just as many of us learned in middle school - energy cannot be created - something has to give. If I wish to burn gasoline to create a motive force I must (currently) accept the 25 to 30% efficiency. How then can the government "raise money" (read take it form those who earn), redistribute it to an organization to perform a job, and then go on to call it "creating a job"? If a person works at a corner store and is paying income tax then that person is a net gain to the government. Such is not the case if the government must first employ that person, remove some of their pay (tax), and give then it back to themselves.

There is no way this bait and switch would be allowed if Barry was more of a pachyderm and less of a jackass.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Spendulus



Now that the size of the "Spedulus" Bill has reached such astronomical heights, it could be used to pay off the mortgages of 90% of all home owning Americans.


Now, that would stimulate the economy! Imagine how much more you would spend if you had an extra grand, or so, every month?

Instead, we are dumping money down the bottomless pits of banks that didn't have the cents (ha ha) not to loan money to people that couldn't pay them back. As they are bailed out, they are holding million dollar parties and continuing to pay bonuses--hardly the financial restraint I would expect from a company that was just saved from the brink of insolvency.


And the part that is sticking in my craw even more than that, is that I now have a President who is threatening dire predictions of doom and gloom if this imbecilic bill isn't passed.

he declared that failure to act swiftly and boldly "could turn a crisis into a
catastrophe."
Remember what James Madison famously said: "Crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant."