Thursday, February 19, 2009

Words of Sense!

The Economy and Obama's sorry excuse for economic wisdom has drawn this response:



I think that you will be amazed with that video!  It has only taken people this long to realize that we are skidding into nationalized banks and socialism--but noticing it now is better than never!

I have to tell you I'm shocked--pleasantly so!  I think its hillarious that the anchors continue to pull the party line:  Obama is spotless and blameless.  The truth seems to be shocking them.

Its a 5 minute video, but I think if you don't watch it, you are doing yourself a disservice.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dammit

This just in:  the school board caved to pressure, now allowing the scarves.

Arab Headgear Banned In School


Pittsburgh, at least, seems to have a modicum of common sense regarding dress-codes.

It recently kicked out of class two kids who refused to remove their kaffiyehs.  Apparently, students and parents had called and complained that they were symbols of hate and terrorism.

One of the students had been previously in trouble for wearing a shirt with a threatening anti-Isreali message on it.

We may be clinging to our religion and our guns here in western Pennsylvania, but it would seem we managed to hang on to some common sense too.

Its good to see that once in a while school officials don't have their craniums firmly lodged inside their posteriors, and that the good people of Pittsburgh have the common sense to squash this nonsense before it goes to far.

Personally, I'm for dress codes in school.  It makes school shopping easy, and I think it promotes good order.  Children need order, lest they end up hooligans or Democrats.

Your poor Johnny feels stifled and can't express himself?  When the precious little snowflakes are at the mall on the weekend they can be as expressive as they want--when they are in school, they had best be learning... if that still goes on in public schools in America.

Just think of it as a primer for real life.  When was the last time you went to a real job, and you were allowed to wear whatever you liked?  You can't even do that at McDonalds.  And I mean a real job.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

GM needs $30 Billion?

GM is now saying they need $30 billion just to prevent failing in March.

Well, suppose we give them this money.  Will it fix their horrible sales, crappy business model, or horrendous costs?

Nope.  I'm afraid all it does is prop up a failing giant, delaying the inevitable.  Kind of like trying to use a Band-Aid to patch the hole in the side of the Titanic.

It will be just a few more months and they will be asking for more money, waving the fear flag, and screaming that if they aren't saved we'll all be rooned!

Tell me that this poem, written in 1921, doesn't capture the DOOM! predictions of media and government today:

SAID HANRAHAN by John O'Brien

"We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
  In accents most forlorn,
Outside the church, ere Mass began,
  One frosty Sunday morn.

The congregation stood about,
  Coat-collars to the ears,
And talked of stock, and crops, and drought,
  As it had done for years.

"It's looking crook," said Daniel Croke;
  "Bedad, it's cruke, me lad,
For never since the banks went broke
  Has seasons been so bad."

"It's dry, all right," said young O'Neil,
  With which astute remark
He squatted down upon his heel
  And chewed a piece of bark.

And so around the chorus ran
  "It's keepin' dry, no doubt."
"We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
  "Before the year is out."

"The crops are done; ye'll have your work
  To save one bag of grain;
From here way out to Back-o'-Bourke
  They're singin' out for rain.

"They're singin' out for rain," he said,
  "And all the tanks are dry."
The congregation scratched its head,
  And gazed around the sky.

"There won't be grass, in any case,
  Enough to feed an ass;
There's not a blade on Casey's place
  As I came down to Mass."

"If rain don't come this month," said Dan,
  And cleared his throat to speak -
"We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
  "If rain don't come this week."

A heavy silence seemed to steal
  On all at this remark;
And each man squatted on his heel,
  And chewed a piece of bark.

"We want an inch of rain, we do,"
  O'Neil observed at last;
But Croke "maintained" we wanted two
  To put the danger past.

"If we don't get three inches, man,
  Or four to break this drought,
We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
  "Before the year is out."

In God's good time down came the rain;
  And all the afternoon
On iron roof and window-pane
  It drummed a homely tune.

And through the night it pattered still,
  And lightsome, gladsome elves
On dripping spout and window-sill
  Kept talking to themselves.

It pelted, pelted all day long,
  A-singing at its work,
Till every heart took up the song
  Way out to Back-o'-Bourke.

And every creek a banker ran,
  And dams filled overtop;
"We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
  "If this rain doesn't stop."

And stop it did, in God's good time;
  And spring came in to fold
A mantle o'er the hills sublime
  Of green and pink and gold.

And days went by on dancing feet,
  With harvest-hopes immense,
And laughing eyes beheld the wheat
  Nid-nodding o'er the fence.

And, oh, the smiles on every face,
  As happy lad and lass
Through grass knee-deep on Casey's place
  Went riding down to Mass.

While round the church in clothes genteel
  Discoursed the men of mark,
And each man squatted on his heel,
  And chewed his piece of bark.

"There'll be bush-fires for sure, me man,
  There will, without a doubt;
We'll all be rooned," said Hanrahan,
  "Before the year is out."

Around the Boree Log and Other Verses, 1921

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Muzzamil Hassan Beheads Wife



This has to be one of the articles containing both the greatest irony and tradgedy.

This Hassan dude, founds a TV network, called Bridges TV, which he was using to portray Muslims in a "positive light".  In what has to be one of the epic fails of all times, he then turns around and beheads (uh, allegedly) his estranged wife because he was about to be served divorce papers.

One of the creepy things is how normal he looks.

And, gentle readers, this didn't happen in some third world hell-hole... well, I guess it was in Buffalo, NY.  But seriously, honor killings are now becoming more commonplace here at home.  You should be very worried.  Next up, Sharia Law.

Photo credits and article found at the Buffalo News.

Truly, the Religion of Peace has won out again.

Now, I thought about using a joke about how she got the "Hassan Chop!" (Looney Tunes, anyone?) but someone beat me to it.  I'll just leave you with the observation:

Who said once you get married you'll never get head again?