Monday, June 30, 2008

We Are Being Warned

Say it isn't so:
JAFFA, Israel – A blog posting on Sen. Barack Obama's official campaign site urged Americans to take action to secure the release of imprisoned terrorist fundraiser Sami Al-Arian, comparing the controversial former professor to Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.
But it is so. however:
The posting, which has been removed since publication of this story, is just a sampling of a large volume of racist, anti-Semitic and pro-Palestinian rhetoric published on the user-friendly MyObama community blog pages. The Obama campaign does not monitor all blog material, which is posted by registered users, but says it removes offending posts that are brought to the attention of the administrators.
Wait a minute... this is an article from Jaffa, Israel, attacking Obama.

Hmmm. So do the Israelites believe Obama will favor the Palestinians over the Jews? After all, the guy has Muslim roots.

None the less, the article is a warning that we certainly don't have a clue where Obama will take us if he becomes president... but that some of his supporters seem to know.

Speaking Of Being Scammed...

I have a mage in World of Warcraft, recently referred to by some online putz as possibly the worst mage ever(I wouldn't make him a refreshment table), and booted me out of the group.

So I read a blurb about how some online outfit called IPWN.COM was selling a complete manual(to be downloaded to my computer) on how to make your mage one of the toughest ever.

Still sore about having been called the worst mage ever - even if I am - I sent the 17 bucks to the address provided.

Guess what? NO downloaded manual(four days later), just an e-mail thanking me for trusting their products.

Another lesson hard learned... don't commit money when you're angry... some son-of-a-bitch is just waiting to jump in and skin your butt.

And damn it all... I know better.

The BMW Automobile Company

My wife got an e-mail from something called the BMW Automobile Company, supposedly lurking somewhere in England, informing her she was the winner of a new BMW Series 5 2007 Model car, AND 450,000 Great British Pounds.

Well hell yes! I looked over the e-mail and it informed us we had to contact the "The International Awareness Promotion Department of the BMW Automobile Company", at 22 Garden Close, Stamford, Linos, PE9 Y2P London, United Kingdom.

Of course it was a scam, but I was curious as to how they were going to try to pry money out of the suckers, so I dutifully contacted this "Promotion Department", which returned an e-mail offering us four different delivery options, from the fastest "gold" delivery to the slowest snail version delivery.

And guess what? "Gold" delivery cost over $1,100 and the snail version cost only $700.00... payable in advance of course.

A quick check of BMW's real site had all manner of warnings about this outfit and the total fraud it was committing.

Actually, it's probably some Nigerian in the Bahamas pulling this stunt, since a LOT of this sort of thing is being done by Nigerians in the Bahamas or elsewhere. Seems that many of the Nigerians that came here to the United States to get an advanced education(try and guess on whose tax dollar) decided that computers are the perfect way to make easy money, and went into the offshore scam business. Saw a special on CNN on it awhile back.

They should be hunted down, shot, and tossed to the sharks. Nobody would ever miss them.

Lordy Lordy... This Guy Again...

America's number one Israeli agent-in-residence opens up his mouth... Again:
Sen. Joe Lieberman said that history shows the United States would likely face a terrorist attack in 2009,

Opined Lieberman: "Our enemies will test the new president early. Remember that the truck bombing of the World Trade Center happened in the first year of the Clinton administration. 9/11 happened in the first year of the Bush administration."
He said this during an interview in which he was promoting McCain for president, his number one assignment this electoral season.

In reality, both those incidents were executed with timing based on the preparedness of the attackers. As soon those terrorists believed they were ready, they went. They did not sit around, waiting, waiting, waiting until a new president entered office. As usual, Lieberman is full of it.

But that's his number one job, keeping Americans scared to death of a few dozen ragtag lunatics, and he really wants McCain in office, since McCain is nothing more than a pliable lump of Play-Doh that will keep on keeping on with the same insane Middle East policies that have been so expensive, deadly and disastrous for America.

By the way, who does he refer to when he says "our enemies"? The Jews of course. When he says "our" he means the Jews, not the witless goys of America. Well crafted word play.

Whenever you see or hear Lieberman spout off, mentally put a sign over his head that says "ISRAELI PROPAGANDIST". Then you will be able to readily understand the man and his motives.

This guy should be deported. He has always supported Israel 100%, regardless of the harm it caused America. It would be a constructive first step in taking our government back.


Some of you might erroneously think I don't respect Joe Lieberman. You would be wrong... I respect the grit he has shown with his single-minded purpose of supporting and promoting Israel, regardless of the cost to America.

What I despise about the man is his lifelong anti-American stance his mission for Israel has required. He can be defined as a classic traitor - not to his country - but to ours.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Shake That Bridge...

The flea in the elephant's ear* mouths off again:
A former head of Mossad has warned that Israel has 12 months in which to destroy Iran's nuclear programme or risk coming under nuclear attack itself. He also hinted that Israel might have to act sooner if Barack Obama wins the US presidential election.
Shabtai Shavit, an influential adviser to the Israeli parliament's defence and foreign affairs committee, told The Sunday Telegraph that time was running out to prevent Iran's leaders getting the bomb.
Let's open this up a bit.

First, this supposedly dire warning comes from a retired Mossad dude who is "out of the loop", so he's just venting his opinions, perhaps revealing Israeli State secrets in the process. But I don't think so... he's just promoting standard Israeli scare tactics, no doubt with the state's blessing.

Second, consider Mossad's track record, which is poor at best. They have been about as correct and timely with their intel as our own Homeland Security Department, which has become a cocktail hour joke in every circle of society.

So Israel runs the "risk of coming under nuclear attack". Big deal. Welcome to the real world....Everybody on the planet is under the risk of nuclear attack.

Israel is worried about one lousy A-bomb the Iranians might eventually try to build? The U.S. and Russia have thousands of them, all of them guaranteed to work.

Remember North Korea's "huge" nuclear bomb test? IT DIDN'T WORK, and now its seems North Korea has given up trying build A-bombs. Imagine that. Nobody attacked them, nobody destroyed their facilities.

Just because some small nation somewhere develops the ability to enrich uranium doesn't mean that they can succeed in mastering the huge technological leap required to make a workable bomb.

As far as a nuclear Holocaust goes, the real corker is that - in many aspects - Israel's conduct in the Middle East during the last sixty years has become a major contributor to today's worldwide nuclear risk.

A warning that Israel has 12 months in which to destroy Iran's nuclear programme or risk coming under nuclear attack is like warning the United States that it has "x" number of months to destroy China's nuclear programs, or risk coming under nuclear attack.

Doesn't sound sensible, does it? That's because it's not.

Like it or not, every nation on the planet has the right to develop nuclear energy for power generation. Oil won't last forever, and nuclear - except in the short-sighted United States - has become major player in providing the world's future energy needs. We are not going to stop it's development and use. Neither is Israel.
Once upon a time, an elephant decided to cross a bridge. Inside the elephant's ear was a tiny bloated flea, happily sustaining itself off the elephant's lifeblood.

As the elephant crossed the bridge, it rumbled, creaked and swayed, its timbers groaning under the massive weight of the load.

When the elephant reached the other side, the flea spoke up and said. "We sure shook that one, didn't we?".

But caution is recommended when dealing with a blood-sucking flea like that. It can be the death of it's host, just as in the the middle ages when a flea bite brought the plague, killing a third of Europe off with the Black Death.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Here We Go...

The NIMBY beast rears its ugly head:
PENSACOLA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - For decades opposition to oil drilling off Florida's coast was one of the few issues uniting the state's Democrats and Republicans, who agreed that shielding the environment and the huge tourism industry came first.

Not now, as oil prices rise and U.S. motorists are paying serious prices at gasoline pumps...

What some see as a crack in the protective shield for Florida's $57 billion tourism industry has drawn howls of protest from Democrats and environmental groups.
For crying out loud, somebody tell all those Florida tree-hugging beachbums that the continental shelf is miles and miles out to sea, and that nobody - particularly all those retirees from New York City - will be able to see an oil rig unless they fly over it in an airplane!

Hillary's Strategy

I keep hearing nonsense spouting from the mouths of the empty-headed bobble heads and bimbos in TV land about how Hillary Clinton now believes Obama to be the best candidate for the democrats, and has thrown her full support behind him to show that belief.

Garbage, nonsense, and more garbage.

I will bet some serious money that Hillary believes as many of us do - regardless of party affiliation - that Obama will be an unmitigated disaster as president, and that she is positioning herself for her next run in 2012, when he will have completely removed himself from the picture. Then, Hillary can be anointed queen of the hill, unmolested by any more of these unexpected but smooth-talking upstarts.

Hillary will wait until hell freezes over for her chance at glory. Meanwhile, she's now playing the "good for the party" game.

I'm certain that Hillary - like many others - is satisfied that Obama will be such a train wreck that it will be decades before another Black has any sort of shot at the presidency, so any competition coming from that direction will be non-existent in 2012.

Racist? No, factual. Just look at Obamas dismal record as a Senator. As an example, his favorite non-vote in the Illinois Senate has not been pro or con on any of the tough or controversial issues, but "present". His record in the United States Senate shows no improvement in this kind of waffling.

Hillary - knowing all this - has often called Obama a "talker, not a doer". And she knows that if the next president can only talk a good game, it will generate unmitigated disaster for us all in the critical next four years.

Hiding in the weeds and waiting... the Clintons.

An Unspoken Reality

Most of us are now fully aware of the huge increases in the cost of gasoline and diesel. For the majority of us, fuel costs have become the number one worry, the number one budget breaker, the number one disaster facing us in everything we do. But it's not only the direct cost of fuel for our cars...
The cost of everything is chained to the cost of fuel. Everything you buy has been delivered by trucks, trucks whose operators are now paying today's ruinous cost of diesel fuel. Trucking firms across America are facing the reality of going out of business because they just can't afford the fuel to run their trucks any more. Many of our independent trucking firms and independent truckers cannot pass on the increasing costs of fuel because they are locked to contracts that specify the exact amount for the delivery services they have been providing, and the short-sighted people that control those contracts refuse to adjust them to today's realities.
The cost of coal is skyrocketing, even though it is delivered by trains. Trains run on diesel, lots and lots of it. So, if you get your electricity now from a firm burning coal, stand by for a huge increase on your electric bill, an increase that will continue to rise.
Those of you who use heating oil in winter, prepare for disaster. Unmitigated disaster. The choice between making your monthly mortgage payment and eating, versus staying warm.

For a shrinking few, these increases have not yet hurt. But it soon will. Those who are making a living by providing some form of goods or service to the general public are going to see a huge decrease in demand for their goods or services as people tighten their belts.
We are watching the greatest transfer of wealth in history. Billions and billions of American dollars are going offshore to nations that do not like us, with billions and billions more to go, with no let-up in sight anywhere on the horizon. Since our foolish State and Federal governments have allowed the environmentalists to totally shut down our own massive energy sources, we are forced to do business with nations and peoples that would happily destroy us. We - by present law - cannot utilize our own resources to get us out of this mess.

We cannot drill in ANWAR, a desolate and empty space of eternal ice and wind, where only a few reindeer may pass through once or twice a year.

We cannot drill offshore, because a few elites living on the beaches don't want to see any oil platforms out at sea in front of their expensive trophy houses, it would spoil their view. No, it's not because of oil spills like they love to claim... surprised?

We cannot build critically needed new refineries anywhere in the United States. Blame the NIMBY attitude... the "Not In My Back Yard" attitude.

We cannot strip mine coal in many areas of the United States because someone will get upset over displacing a few animals and -again - getting their view spoiled by that nasty collection of industrial machinery.

We cannot dispose of our nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, the safest place imaginable for the next 70 million years or so, because of a few lawsuits by crackpots worried over some imagined and non-existent event. So, no new Nuclear plants. Do like France, where they have 80% of their electricity provided by nuclear energy... they reprocess the waste.

These are all problems of our own making, but to confound the issue, we are now facing the results of supporting six decades of conflict with those nations that believe Israel to be an invader and occupier of Arab lands. Whether this is true of not makes no difference, since we are the ones who have been - and are - paying the bill for this decades-long Jewish experiment in Palestine. We Americans have spent trillions of dollars fighting Arab enemies generated by the UN created State of Israel. Today, Arab oil suppliers are now literally punishing us for supporting Israel, a fact you will never hear from our own news sources, but it is true, and the major reason of the 45% increase in oil since the beginning of this year. There is no way the American dollar has declined 45% during these few months as the media would like us to believe, and the fact is that present day oil supplies are totally adequate to meet current demands.

You may have noticed... there is no shortage of oil products.
Get rid of the short-sighted fools in our state and federal governments that have allowed this disaster to unfold.

Eliminate those insane laws that do not allow us to take advantage of our own resources.

Cancel and recall those oil leases that have been sold to individuals, corporations and foreign nations that refuse us the right to drill for our readily available oil.

Forget about us causing global warming. It's caused by recurring cycles of the sun. There's plenty of evidence for that from reputable researchers around the world. Forget Gore and his posse of tree-huggers... they're ruining us all.

Allow Israel to sink or swim on its own merits. Sixty years should be sufficient time to determine whether or not they can survive on their own. We cannot afford to keep propping them up, it's getting far to expensive, and may bankrupt America if we continue on our present course.
Global warming is being caused by forces far beyond our control.

We have the technology to produce totally safe nuclear energy, practical ways to dispose of the spent fuel rods, and the ability to produce clean energy from coal.

We have everything we need to become energy independent, to put a stop to this massive transfer of our wealth from us to hostile foreigners. All we need do is toss out the cretins that put us where we are today, and repair the damage they have done to us, to America, to our future.

Let Israel go its own way. But confiscate their stash of nuclear bombs. Allowing Israel to have nukes is as dangerous to world peace as allowing Iran or North Korea to have nukes. Actually more, since they believe any war they start - even nuclear - is justified by their god.

The people running our government have failed us all. Time to replace them. If they refuse to go, eliminate them.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Joseph Cannon, over at Cannonfire, is really opening up on Obama. Here's an example:
ll say it again. I'll say it a hundred more times if need be. This isn't about Hillary Clinton. This is about Barack Obama.

He's a crook and a chronic liar, and his team is headed by creeps like Brzezinski, Axelrod, Daley, Goolsbee and Liebman. I despise nearly every single one of Obi's associates -- especially Brzezinski, the Pol Pot funder who caused a lot of lifelong Dems (including your truly) to take a Kennedy-or-else attitude in 1980.
If you read Cannonfire regularly, you know that Joseph always has a ton of documentation to back his posts, and if he calls Obama a "crook and a chronic liar", then the man is most probably a crook and a chronic liar.

Very disturbing traits in a man who just might be our next president.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Our Pedophilic Supreme Court

Can you believe this?
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday outlawed executions of people convicted of raping a child.

In a 5-4 vote, the court said the Louisiana law allowing the death penalty to be imposed in such cases violates the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

"The death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in his majority opinion. His four liberal colleagues joined him, while the four more conservative justices dissented.

In my view, child rapists are scum of the earth, and have no business whatever walking around alive on this planet. Louisiana, for all it's faults, has this one right, and should tell the not-so Supreme Court to go to Hell, earlier rather than later, which is where they are all headed anyway - assuming of course, that there really is a Hell. But it's the thought that counts.

read article

The Mortgage Bailout

Congress rushes to the aid of the bankers:
WASHINGTON (AP) - A mortgage aid plan is on track for passage in the Senate as soon as today. The massive foreclosure rescue bill cleared a key Senate test yesterday by an overwhelming margin, with Democrats and Republicans both eager to claim election-year credit for helping hard-pressed homeowners.

The mortgage aid plan would let the Federal Housing Administration back $300 billion in new, cheaper home loans for an estimated 400,000 distressed borrowers who otherwise would be considered too financially risky to qualify for government-insured, fixed-rate loans.
Help for those 400,000 distressed buyers? Get serious. It's our tax dollars going to keep all those damn bankers afloat so they can make more incredibly greedy and stupid financial decisions in the future.

Remember that the vast majority those 400,000 "distressed buyers" should have never been awarded home loans in the first place. It's all about income. Someone that makes $300/week will not be able to keep up on this new government insured, taxpayer-backed mortgage any more than they were able to keep up on their old mortgage. It's pretty simple really... Anybody making $15,600 a year should not be buying $200,000+ new homes.

So now the feds are backing new loans to these proven losers with our money, loans that no sensible financial professional would make in a million years, guaranteeing that we will see a repeat of all this next year... and another bailout, after the elections.

These people will blow up on their all-new taxpayer-backed loans just as they have on their first loan - they just don't make enough money - so the final chapter on this mess will be about how the bankers are going to be three hundred billion dollars richer, and how us us taxpayers are going to be three hundred billion dollars further in the hole.

So who's in charge of all this? I don't know, but I do think we should find out, and them go dig them out of their little snake holes and hang them high.

read article

Monday, June 23, 2008

Say What?

John Bolton, the former American ambassador to the United Nations, has predicted that Israel could attack Iran after the November presidential election but before George W Bush's successor is sworn in.

Said Bolton:
The argument for military action is sooner rather than later.
The Arab world would be "pleased" by Israeli strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities, said Bolton. in an interview with The Daily Telegraph.

Has this guy lost his marbles? Just about every Arab in the "Arab world" hates the Jews and would love to see Israel bulldozed into the sea, and sooner rather than later.

The Arab world would be "pleased? This guy Bolton has lost it. That, or he has foolishly wandered way over the line with his particular brand of pro-Israeli propaganda.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Chocolate City

Says Spike lee:
"We need a real Chocolate City," an apparent reference to the prospect of the United States under Obama, who would be the first U.S. black president if elected in November.
The term "Chocolate City" has been used affectionately by African-Americans to refer to Washington and other predominantly black cities. Washington - in 2000 - was 27.83% white and 59.46% black. That was eight years ago, so it looks as if Spike will get his wish.

We had the "Emerald City" with Dorothy and Toto, "Camelot" with the Kennedys, and now possibly the "Chocolate City" with Barak and Michelle.

The really unspoken question on many minds is... will Obama - as president - serve his country or his race first? That may be considered as a "Racist" remark, but there is no doubt that blacks across America - as Obama heads for the finish line - are showing more and more of that "our turn now" attitude.

Consider the statement made by Donna Brazille, democratic strategist, Obama supporter and Democratic convention super delegate. She came right out on a talk show with Maureen Dowd and said if Obama does not get the nomination “there will be blood.”

Donna Brazille is - of course - a black woman.

"There will be blood". She may be 100% correct.

The times they are getting most interesting.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Fire And Flood

Every year - year after year - we are witness to the spectacles of thousands of acres burning and thousands more flooded. It is nature demonstrating that these events will happen over and over and over.

Brush overgrows in California, rain falls in the plains. The brush catches fire, sometimes a result of arson, and the rain water starts down the many river channels to the Gulf of Mexico.

And that's when nature runs into man and his constructs. In California, we continue to see lavishly expensive homes built and rebuilt in areas that are guaranteed to burn. In the plains, we see farms, homes and entire communities built - and rebuilt - in areas that are guaranteed to flood.

So we spend billions and billions trying to prevent the burning and the flooding, all to no avail. Entire communities burn or drown, and then in comes Mr. federal government, pockets stuffed with tax dollars, to fix it all up - exactly the way it was - so we can witness yet another repeat of the entire cycle.

Our tax dollars are thrown away in an endless cycle of rebuilding those things and places which nature repeatedly destroys... And will continue to do so.

Those people living in or near green belts should not be allowed to build in known burn areas, and those in the plains should not be allowed to build in known flood zones. Rebuilding homes in areas that will overgrow and burn once again is stupid. Building miles and miles of ever higher levees to protect those very unwise gamblers who have built in the bottom lands - levees that will most certainly be over topped or breached in a future flood - is senseless.

Taxpayers should not be responsible for the homes and properties of those who place themselves in harm's way. Our insurance rates need not endlessly increase because insurance companies continue their policies of insuring the uninsurable.

Watching some simpleton on TV news get all teary-eyed over losing their home to flood waters for the second or third time and crying for help - again - is a scene right out of a nightmare.

As far as lost farmlands in the flood zones? The total acreage involved is only a drop in the bucket to the total that we have. Those few acres will not be missed. The bobble-headed idiots on TV may scream about "millions of flooded acres of farmland", when in actuality it is only a few thousand acres affected. It floods only a few miles on either side of those rivers, often much less.

Don't rebuild in those areas. Don't spend billions on levees that will only fail again. Helping these bottomlanders to resettle out of the flood zones - once - will be far cheaper than what we are doing now. Then refuse any kind of building permits in those places, and refuse help to those who ignore good advice and show no common sense at all and who willingly set themselves up for disaster.

I, for one, and sick and tired of seeing us have to pay for the foolishness of people who have the attitude that it won't happen to them, that it won't happen in their lifetime, and anyway - if it does, if it does - Uncle Sam will set things straight.

I say let them suffer the consequences of their foolishness by themselves, without dragging the rest of us into the mess they create.

You tell me... How many times must we repeat this nonsense before we put a stop to it?

Friday, June 20, 2008

Old Treasure Refound

In 1938, my Dad bought himself a world atlas, Collier's World Atlas And Gazette. It's big, coffee table size, about 12" x 15", and even has colored maps, although the photos are all black and white.

Over the years, he penciled in - on the appropriate map - routes he had traveled and places he had been. It is a treasure trove of information that helps to document our family history.

On page 100 of this Atlas is a remarkable thing, something almost impossible to find today, a full page colored map of Palestine - the area modern Israel occupies today. The map shows roads all up and down the country, cities, towns and villages everywhere, listing it's area as 10,155 Sq. miles, supporting a population(in 1938) as 1,261,000 people.

By comparison, at the same time(1938) Vermont - with an area of 9,564 Sq. miles - had a population of 361,000 people, and New Hampshire - area of 9,341 Sq. miles - had a population of 470,000. In 1938, Palestine had almost double the population of Vermont and New Hampshire combined in roughly half the area.

Remarkable for a place that the Jews claim was "a land without people for a people without land".

This place -Palestine - is a place lots of otherwise reasonably intelligent people in the United States and Britain stubbornly refuse to acknowledge ever existed, and if they do grudgingly admit its existence, the old lie of "land without people" is instantly paraded out.

Of course, 1938 was ten years before UN Resolution 181 created Israel, effectively wiping Palestine off the maps to this very day.

It is a sobering reminder of what money, political intrigue and corruption can accomplish in a society that pays little or no attention - ours - and the onerous price we are now paying for our past and present culpability in this matter.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Now For A Trillion

If you've been following my lead on the billion dollar postings below, you're ready for what a trillion is. Make sure you're sitting down.
A trillion dollars = $1,000,000,000,000.

That's 12 zeroes to the left of the decimal point. A trillion is a million million dollars.
If you laid one dollar bills end to end, you could make a chain that stretches from earth to the moon and back again 200 times before you ran out of dollar bills! One trillion dollars would stretch nearly from the earth to the sun. It would take a military jet flying at the speed of sound, reeling out a roll of dollar bills behind it, 14 years before it reeled out one trillion dollar bills.

If you had gone into business on the day Jesus was born, and your business lost a million dollars a day, day in and day out, 365 days a year, it would have taken you until October 2737 to lose just ONE trillion dollars.

It would take two thousand, seven hundred and thirty seven years - losing one million dollars a day - to lose one trillion dollars.

BUT... The U.S. Congress has done seven times this damage to their constituents in a little over eighteen years!

If our federal government stays on the course it's been on for the past forty years without a radical change, the federal government will have a $10 TRILLION BUDGET by the year 2010.

As it stands today, The total debt obligation of the United States - private and public - now exceeds 46 TRILLION DOLLARS.

Incredible. Beyond incredible.

A Billion Anything

Want to get a grasp of what a billion of anything looks like?

check this out

And Bush's 87 billion dollars extra to keep his war going for another year?

here's what it looks like, piled up

Too good not to post:

"Our administration is concerned about deficits, and the way they deal with deficits is you want to control spending. And I hope Congress lives up to their words. When they talk about deficits, they can join us in making sure we don't overspend. They can join us and make sure that the appropriations process is focused on those issues that -- those items that are absolutely necessary to the American people. I'm pleased that members of the Congress are talking about deficits. It means they understand their obligations not to overspend the people's money."

President Geroge W. Bush
Remarks by the President in Photo Opportunity with His Cabinet
Jan. 6, 2003

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

They Just Keep Rising

Those flood waters just keep rising, flooding cities way up the river, much further up than usual.

read this

And the rains keep coming.

What is going to happen when all this water finally gets to New Orleans?

Speaking Of Lunatic Politicans...

Louisiana Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter are presently - right now - asking Congress for 250 billion dollars to rebuild New Orleans. That's on top of the billions we have already thrown away on that below sea level city, a city that will suffer the same fate over and over again and should be abandoned. This ain't Holland or Venice folks... we do have options. We have lots of land above sea level to build on.

Let's break that money down a bit... There are - or were - 484,674 residents of New Orleans, including counting every man, woman, and child.

If the 250 billion went to:

A: Those 484,674 people directly, each and every man, woman and child would receive $516,528.00

B: The home owners of New Orleans 188,251 homes , each and every homeowner would receive $1,329,787.00.

C: Or, if the money was doled out to each family of four, each family would receive $2,066,012.00.

Just imagine 188,251 brand new one million three hundred thousand dollar homes given out free, compliments of you and I, the taxpaying public - built below sea level - just waiting for the next Katrina. Or imagine what a family of four could do with two million free dollars. They'd go retire in Miami, or maybe Hawaii.

But that money won't be going to all those people, those families and homeowners, most of it will go to crooked contractors... supporting and paying off crooked politicians.

Maybe we are the real lunatics in all this ... for allowing this sort of total governmental thievery to continue.

What Is A Billion Anything?

The next time you hear a politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want those lunatics to keep getting their hands on YOUR tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective:.
A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.

D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.

E. A billion dollars ago was only eight hours and 20 minutes at the rate our government is spending it.
When will enough be enough?


The next time you hear a politician talk about needing to raise taxes, remember this Partial list:
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Tax
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Sales Taxes
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Tax
Vehicle License Registration
Tax Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax Workers
Compensation Tax
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.

We had absolutely no national debt.

We had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom could stay home to raise the kids.

What happened?

Can you spell 'big government'?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Father's Day Surprise

My son called us up and told us to get over to his place, he and his wife wanted to take her Mom and the two of us out for a dinner treat, it being Father's day and all that.

The three ladies headed for the mall for an afternoon of shopping and a general great time - which they had - and since my son and I had no desire to tag along, he asked me if I wanted a bite to eat to hold me off till the big dinner spread.

I said sure, let's swing into Taco Bell for a burrito. He made a detour to Lowe's first, and got me this for Father's day:


A John Deere LA-105 mowing tractor, just perfect for the acre I have to mow all summer. Electric start, a million speeds, comes with a handy drink holder built in. Even has a sun shade.

Then we went to Taco Bell and got the burrito.

After that, he took me over to his brand new office for his gaming company, and the two of us assembled some of the new furniture for the various office spaces, computer niches, conference room, etc., until the ladies phoned and told us they were ready for dinner.

And then we went out for the big dinner feast, which was superb.

There are very few sons in this world like mine.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Obama Not A U. S. Citizen?

A new wrinkle:

Jim Geraghty, reporting on the Campaign Spot, a National Review blog, was exploring Obama's birthplace and had cited the "unlikely" possibility that Obama's 1961 birth was not within the United States.

We now understand that Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, definitely within the United States. But wait...

At the time, Geraghty also wrote:
If Obama were born outside the United States, one could argue that he would not meet the legal definition of natural-born citizen … because U.S. law at the time of his birth required his natural-born parent (his mother) to have resided in the United States for '10 years, at least [f]ive of which had to be after the age of 16.
Geraghty then pointed out Ann Dunham, Obama's mother, was 18 when Obama was born "so she wouldn't have met the requirement of five years after the age of 16."

It would seen Obama was born three years to early to satisfy the requirements set forth by U.S. law at the time of his birth.

So, do we actually have a Kenyan native running for president?

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The Next President

Astrosmith talks of how our next president is a moron. It's a tough comment to argue with.


The presidential contenders from both [parties were - without exception - second and third stringers:

Obama: A totally untested and unknown nobody until the media elevated him to savior status,

Clinton: a neophyte senator supported mostly by a collection of fringe groups,

Fred Thompson: A Hollywood regular that confused acting with reality,

Bill Richardson: A Mexican who confused his Mexican support as New Mexico's Governor with actual support,

Romney: A whacked-out religionist with dreams of a Godly version of socialism,

McCain: a tired, old, worn-out warhorse that dreams of glory from another era,

Huckabee: Still unknown.

Ron Paul: The obligatory Ferengi.

The entire list is like that... loaded with what one must finally realize is nothing more than a stable full of also-rans.

So where were the big names, the big guns, from either party during all this political razzmatazz? Hiding in the weeds, that's where.


The next president will go down in history as the all-time worst ever... period. The next president will not be able to solve a single major issue facing America. Not the illegal alien problem, not the collapsing dollar crisis, not the oil disaster, not the skyrocketing costs of everything, not the approaching Middle East conflagration, nothing. The next president will make the world-wide terrorist threat far worse.

The next president will take the hit for all these things, things that Congress has actually brought down apon our heads.

Congress is the big spender that has endlessly raised the national debt level to allow it's continued wild-eyed spending spree.

Congress is the entity that authorized the money for Bush's wars. Without that congressionally approved money, even Viagra would not have helped Bush.

Congress is the governmental body that has sold our oil reserves out to foreign speculators, foreign governments and foreign corporations, all of whom are refusing to - or not allowing us - to drill for our own resources, supported by our disgusting Congress.

Congress is the body that refuses to protect and defend our borders.

But Congress will walk away scot free from all their treasonous and traitorous misdeeds in the coming collapse while the next president is hung out to dry.

That's why all the big guns - in both parties - are sitting this one out. Obama, Clinton, McCain... all blinded by personal ambition, preferring not to see the coming tsunami that will overtake us all.

Or perhaps they are aware, but consumed by a fevered ambition to be president, to go down in history as an American president, no matter what.

Hitler, the man who caused the greatest grief in modern history, is endlessly referred to, quoted, discussed. He will never be forgotten.

Maybe that's why today's presidential candidates are still fighting so hard for what will no doubt be a legacy of disaster, or maybe Astro is really right... the next president(won't matter who) is a moron.

But wait until 2012... when that president will will truly be seen as a "savior". Then every man and his dog will be running.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Panda May Go The Way Of The Dodo

Around ninety percent of Chain's Pandas are threatened by the recent massive earthquakes, somewhere around 1,400 animals.

That suggests that the total population of Pandas is in the neighborhood of 1,600 individuals, an animal that is so specialized that it can eat only certain kinds of bamboo. This kind of specialization - and non-adaptability - has guaranteed other once-thriving species total extinction as conditions changed in their environment.

Some unusual pandas - we are told - have been known to eat other foods such as honey, eggs, fish, yams, shrub leaves, oranges and bananas when available, but not the general population, which eats only bamboo 99% of the time.

It would seem that a worldwide population of 1,600 animals that can survive on only one kind of food source is definitely near the top of mother natures "goodbye" list.

With millions of people in peril and billions in property damage and infrastructure destruction to be concerned with, Pandas are no doubt not high on the Chinese government's list of things to help.

We may see the end of this species quite soon.

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Have A Magic Tomato

Governmental double-speak:
MEXICO CITY - Export-quality tomatoes labeled "Ready to Eat" in English flooded Mexico City markets on Thursday after a salmonella scare in the U.S. trapped them south of the border.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers against three types of raw tomatoes that have sickened 167 people in 17 states since mid-April. It has not pinpointed the outbreak's source, but cleared imports from six countries _ though not from Mexico, which supplies 80 percent of tomatoes imported into the U.S.
The government "has not pinpointed the outbreak's source". What nonsense. Governmental flunkies - and the bobbleheaded simpletons in the media - would have us believe that tomatoes just magically appear on our supermarket shelves, that there are no trucking records, no warehouse records, no shipping orders, no nothing.

So they have cleared six nations as suspects. Perhaps places like Iceland, Afganistan and North Korea? What double talk.

It is likely that your local Wal-Mart grocer does not know where his tomatoes came from, other than the nearest Wal-Mart warehouse, but those persons up and down the supply chain responsible for wholesale ordering and shipping certainly do.

If the government is stalling on telling us where the present salmonella outbreak originated, then suspect an attack on our food supply, perhaps a test run to see how unprotected and vulnerable we really are.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Another Dubious Judicial Appointment

Massachusetts Gov. Duval Patrick has appointed lesbian activist and lawyer Maureen Monks as associate justice of the Middlesex Probate and Family Court.

Monks was sworn in and formally assumed her position Friday despite the Massachusetts Governor's Council's recorded 4-4 vote denying confirmation. Monks was required to win 5 votes to be confirmed by the council.

Monks, 49, a co-chair of the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association, is an advocate for "gay" and women's rights. She has represented homosexuals pro bono for Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders. This "association" is where all her glowing recommendations come from.

Righto... this lesbian advocate is going to judge issues in a family court where cases involving those horrid men - with their disgusting sexual habits - are involved? Contrary to her claims, records show she has represented only one man in court, while representing hundreds of women.

Here is a dissenting view worth reading.

note: I tried for an hour to find a photo of this humanoid female, but she is apparantly camera shy and does not want to be recognized by anyone outside her professional and sexual preference circles.

Gee, I didn't Know...

Stupid is as stupid does:
The chief judge in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Alex Kozinski, has created an uproar by posting sexually explicit photos and videos on his own website while he's presiding over an obscenity case in Los Angeles.
9th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski

A report said the judge acknowledged in an interview he had posted materials including photographs of nude women on all fours painted to look like cows.
The 57-year-old jurist told the Times he thought the site "was for his private storage and that he was not aware the images could be seen by the public."
A close look at the above photograph explains a lot... it looks as if this guy could be a stand-in for Alfred E. Neuman.

Got milk?

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Obama a Kenyan Native?

Rumors are flying about Obama not being a natural born American citizen, about how he was actually born a Kenyan and thus not eligible to be president.

We just went through this with McCain, who was actually born in Panama to American parents - his Dad was in the military and serving in Panama - so we are told he is legally a native born American citizen.

Wait a minute...

We have had hundreds of thousands of pregnant Mexican women(illegals all) sneak across our borders, just so their child could be a native born American citizen, and the government says, "Yes, those children are America citizens, they were born here", regardless of the status of the parents.

Well. If our laws state that a child born in this country is a citizen - regardless of the status of the parents, why the hell is John McCain not a Citizen of Panama? That's where he was born, on Panamanian soil, and by our own reasoning, he is a native born Panamanian, regardless of the status of his parents.

Obama was born on August 4, 1961, at the Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Barack Obama, Sr., of Nyangoma-Kogelo, Siaya District, Kenya, and Ann Dunham, of Wichita, Kansas. His Mom and Dad sepeated when we was two, and his mother then married a native of Indonesia, Lolo Soetoro, and the family moved to Soetoro's home country of Indonesia in 1967, where Obama attended local schools in Jakarta until he was ten years old.

So, Obama's Dad is not an American citizen, but a citizen of Kenya. His step dad was not an American citizen, but a citizen of Indonesia. Does that affect his status as a citizen in any way?

Explain to me me how either one - McCain or Obama - is a true American citizen, under the guidelines outlined in the Constitution of the United States, and its rigid requirements of citizenship for the presidency.

Good Or Bad News?

ScienceDaily (Jun. 9, 2008) — The sun has been lying low for the past couple of years, producing no sunspots and giving a break to satellites.
The scientists said periods of inactivity are normal for the sun, but this period has gone on longer than usual.
"It continues to be dead," said Saku Tsuneta with the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, program manager for the Hinode solar mission. "That's a small concern, a very small concern."
In the past, the sun once went 50 years without producing sunspots. That period, from approximately 1650 to 1700, occurred during the middle of a little ice age on Earth that lasted from as early as the mid-15th century to as late as the mid-19th century.

So, is this potentially good news or bad news? Good news in the sense that global warming is coming to an end, or bad news in the sense that a new mini-ice age is headed our way?

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Give Me A Break

Let's spend more taxpayer money:
United States first lady Laura Bush has been welcomed to the backblocks of war-weary Afghanistan by New Zealand troops, who performed a haka.
Can you believe that this is Laura Bush's third visit to Afghanistan?

And is she visiting American troops? No, she spending her time with nalf-naked New Zealand bushmen that this administration likes to call "allies", who do primitive dances - like the Haka - for her personal pleasure.

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She has no business whatever in Afghanistan, none. Let her do what other frustrated American wives do... watch the bulked-out steroid-using WWF hunks and their wrestling soap operas.

But then again, maybe trips like this is what she does when her husband trots off someplace to hook up with his favorite rice dish.

this too

Bush has spent us into the deepest financial hole in the history of the world, so I guess a few hundred thousand more taxpayer dollars here and there so he and his family can see the world is peanuts by comparision.

What Oil reserves?

We have been told for years that we have billions of barrels of oil in reserve throughout our oil fields in America, and billions more barrels available for recovery in our shale oil deposits.

I have believed this for years, and have endlessly harped on the idea that we should construct the facilities needed to deliver this oil if and when we needed it. Now we need it, but guess what?


It turns out that the federal government has been selling the mineral rights for our oil and other vital minerals out from under our feet to any foreign investor, foreign government or foreign speculator who has had the ready cash to buy.

We no longer control most of our energy reserves, so if we decided to tap into them, we would get the rude awakening about the fact that we no longer have the rights to do so. Even Russia owns a big chunk of our mineral rights... and our oil reserves.

Turns out that the federal government - in its unqueschable lust for more money - the executive, the congress and the Bureau of Land Management - have literally and factually sold us out. All of us.

Here we are - in a national oil crisis - and you are wondering why the government is sitting on its thumbs? It's because they can't do anything, they are powerless to do anything other than duck the issue, because the sons-of-bitches have sold our rights - and us - down the river.

If that's not reason enough for open revolt against those lying, cheating and thieving bastards inside the beltline, I don't know what is.

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and this

Theres lots more on the subject... look it up... if you've got the stomach for it.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

How Much More Will It Cost Us?

Isreal turns up the heat... again:
An Israeli deputy prime minister on Friday warned that Iran would face attack if it pursues what he said was its nuclear weapons programme.
"If Iran continues its nuclear weapons programme, we will attack it," said Shaul Mofaz, who is also transportation minister.

"Other options are disappearing. The sanctions are not effective. There will be no alternative but to attack Iran in order to stop the Iranian nuclear programme," Mofaz told the Yediot Aharonot daily.

He stressed such an operation could only be conducted with US support.

"US support".

And just what will that support cost us this time? War with Iran? Another Middle East quagmire we will find ourselves trapped in because of Israel? Twenty dollars a gallon gasoline? Fifty? How many more terrorists - worldwide - will be created by a preemptive strike against Iran and the ensuing war?

At some point soon we must realize that the reason for the existence of the United States is not for the protection of Israel. Sooner or later the majority of us must understand - no matter what puppets like McCain and the Jews say - that it is not our responsibility to protect the UN created modern-day state of Israel.

The modern state of Israel is a UN created and man-made experiment that is failing. The original well-intentioned but unrealizable idea was to give the "homeless" Jewish race a homeland, where they could be safe and dictate their own destiny.

The Jews already have that here in America. They are better off here and more secure than anywhere else in history. They are in positions of power and influence everywhere throughout this nation. They do indeed dictate their own destinies here. But, As they cripple America trying to resurrect and protect their biblical fantasy land, they destroy themselves, since Israel will fall quickly if America fails.

Don't kid yourself... It will vanish in a cloud of radioactive dust the instant America collapses.

So why do they continue to cripple America and its people for a patch of Middle East sand? It is an outstanding example of insanity, or shortsighted stupidity - or both.

For whatever reasons, today we are in a "holding pattern" of endless conflict with no solution, a holding pattern conducted and maintained by America and it's military, since there is presently to solution that includes the survival of Israel as the Jews want it.

You've heard about the tail wagging the dog? In this case, it's the flea on the tail that's wagging the dog.

You need to ask yourself... How much longer?

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Friday, June 06, 2008

Turkey In The Straw

The Turkish Government is tied up in knots over religous symbols:
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold an emergency meeting with senior aides Friday after Turkey's top court upheld a ban on the Islamic headscarf in universities, dampening his party's hopes of surviving a pending closure case.
Islamic headscarfs are as much a religious symbol as a Christian cross is.

It would seem to me that if American schools and universities are actively banning any Christian symbolism, literature or conversation on campus as a exercise of the "separation of church and state" concept promoted by non-Christians, they should follow Turkey's lead and ban any Islamic symbols also, such as headscarfs and burkas. To be fair, such a ban would also include those little beanies the Jews wear, the yarmulke, which originally was supposed to be worn only in a synagogue as a sign of respect.

That, or just let people wear whatever they want and just shut up about it. After all, that's what the idea of freedom suggests.

Any functional human should be mentally stable enough to withstand any "assault" on their sensibilities and beliefs that a headscarf, a cross, or a yarmulke may confront them with. If they aren't, they should not be allowed outside in public.

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It is a policy on this blog not to discuss the merits or fallacies of any religion, but when religion - any religion - starts to adversely affect the operation of a government by attempting to impose its own particular and unique beliefs on that government - religion then becomes fair game, and rightly so.

By The Pound

Rumor has it that airlines are considering charging fat people more for their ticket. Seems to me that would solve at lot or issues at the ticket counter.

Step up and weigh in please....

Since fuel has always been a major consideration for airline companies... it takes more fuel to haul more weight, doesn't matter of it's a mile or a thousand miles... charging by the pound seems reasonable. You can't get a hundred-pound bench vise for your garage workbench delivered to your house for the same cost as delivering a two pound feather pillow for your bed. Mail order houses tell you when something "overweight" is going to cost you more - often much more - for delivery.

Ever bothered to figure out how much more fuel is consumed by your car to haul around one additional person? The answer is quite a surprise.

350 pound porkers should pay more to transport all their fat from point A to point B, since it actually costs more to deliver all that unjustified extra weight. To avoid litigation and charges of discrimination against fat slobs, just charge by the pound... everybody weighs in, no exceptions.

Something like a flat fee per seat, then add so much per pound. That would keep teeny little babies in Mommy's lap, instead of using up a seat, unless Mommy wants to buy the extra seat.

Calculate how much it costs to fly a plane any given distance, factoring in all the costs, fuel, crew, maintenance, etc. Divide that number by the number of seats on the plane. The result would be the flat fee per seat for that particular flight. How much profit do they want? Adjust the cost per pound charge to satisfy that. The price wars could then be between who is charging what per pound.

The airline must always charge enough per flight to ensure that the flight does not lose money. Otherwise, why should they bother to even be in business?

Want the airlines to stay in business? This is one idea that could help, so let's not hear all that whining about how it's "not fair", because - actually - it's the fairest way possible.

Same goes for luggage... charge by the pound... no exceptions.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Writing On The Wall

This is really scary, particularly for WASPS*:
PARIS - Brigitte Bardot was convicted Tuesday of provoking discrimination and racial hatred for writing that Muslims are destroying France.

A Paris court also handed down a $23,325 fine against the former screen siren and animal rights campaigner. The court also ordered Bardot to pay $1,555 in damages to MRAP.
A leading French anti-racism group known as MRAP filed a lawsuit last year over a letter she sent to then-Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy. The remarks were published in her foundation's quarterly journal.

Soon to be a dismal fact here in America...

Lots of us don't like lots of other people and often make nasty remarks about them, but be careful... if it's a minority you take a potshot at, you can end up arrested, fined and/or jailed.

However, freedom of speech is now a federally protected privilege only for minorities in America, so for them to take any kind of shot at that damn gringo whitey Christian majority jerk is still OK.

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*WASP: White Anglo-Sason Protestant

Insulting A Public Servant

Way over the top:
A California-based blogger who allegedly accused a judge of "prostituting herself" has been arrested and charged in Singapore, his lawyer and a court document said Monday.
Gopalan Nair, a former Singapore lawyer who is now a US citizen, was arrested in the city-state Saturday and charged Monday with insulting a public servant, his lawyer Chia Ti Lik told AFP.
Wow. Guess most of us had better not get anywheres near the democratric city-state of Singapore.

I thought being insulted was just part of the job... I mean, just look at the Clintons and the Obamas... all hurling unfounded insults at each other non stop

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Megatron Attacks Heathrow Airport

How's this for over the edge:
An airline passenger claimed that a security guard threatened to arrest him because he was wearing a T-shirt showing a cartoon robot with a gun.Brad Jayakody, 30, from London, said he was stopped from passing through security at Heathrow's Terminal 5 after his Transformers T-shirt was deemed 'offensive.'

Mr Jayakody said the first guard started joking with him about the Transformers character depicted on his French Connection T-shirt.

'"Then he explains that since Megatron is holding a gun, I'm not allowed to fly,' he said.

Evil nasty scary Megatron, terror of the British Airways

Said Jayakody:
It's a 40ft tall cartoon robot with a gun as an arm. There is no way this shirt is offensive in any way, and what I'm going to use the shirt to pretend I have a gun?
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Yes Virginina, the nutjobs have indeed taken over the asylum.