Sunday, May 31, 2009

Pay Attention!

Avery Doninger was disqualified from running for school government at Lewis S. Mills High School in Burlington after she posted something on her blog, referring to the superintendent and other officials as "douche bags" because they canceled a battle of the bands she had helped to organize.

So freaking what, say you?

Well, this is where Supreme court nominee Sonia Sotomayor comes in... She sat on a panel in that ruled against Avery on appeal in Doninger v. Niehoff.

Avery had posted a private opinion on her persnal blog, but female minority La Raza Council Member Sonia Sotomayor joined two other judges from the 2nd Circuit in ruling that:
the student’s off-campus blog remarks created a “foreseeable risk of substantial disruption” at the student’s high school and that the teenager was not entitled to a preliminary injunction reversing a disciplinary action against her.
No wonder our supposedly legal Kenyan President likes her so much... She is against freedom of Speech... or even Freedom of Expression... Also.

Douche bags? Cripes, that's what Congress is full of! Douche bags, Homos, Pediphiles, Pelosis - you name it - that's where you can find one. Only they have much more power than some opinionated teener.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Flights Of Fancy

Wondering how much it's costing us taxpayers to fly that Kenyan around the country endlessly?

Now you can figure it out yourself, from a report submitted March 2006, based on GAO records based on fiscal year 2000 :


MARCH 2006


… This report assumes that flight operating costs are $56,518 per hour for Air Force One . These figures are based on the per-hour cost figures cited by GAO for fiscal year 2000, adjusted for inflation.

According to the Congressional Research Service, the President’s domestic travel also involves the use of accompanying cargo planes.

This report assumes one cargo plane accompanies the President on each trip at an operating cost per hour of $6,960. This figure is based on the per-hour cost cited by GAO for fiscal year 2000 for the C-17 cargo plane, adjusted for inflation…

The President flies on a VC-25. General Accounting Office, Presidential Travel: DOD Airlift Cost for White House Foreign Travel, Appendix I, at 10-11 (Aug. 2000) (GAO/NSIAD-00-209).

The VC-25 plane has a speed of 630 miles per hour. Air Force, Fact Sheet on VC-25 – Air Force One (online at…

According to the Air Force, the C-17 flies at 450 knots, which converts to 518 miles per hour. Air Force, Fact Sheet on C-17 (online at:…

The flight time for presidential travel to campaign-related events was calculated by dividing the total miles traveled by the President by the cruising speed of Air Force I.

Distances were determined using two Internet-based distance calculators: and


Our suspected non-constitutional president spent the Valentine's holiday in Chicago, flying back to Washington to give yet another speech, and then back to Chicago, and then back to Washington.

According to the above calculations, his Valentine's day jaunt to Chicago cost us - Using the above very conservative figures - Air Force One cost $214,768 and the cargo plane cost $32,140. For a grand total of $246,908 for Mr. Obama’s two round trips to Chicago... for Valentine's day.

And this endlessly babbling Kenyan has flown dozens of trips already, most much further than Chicago.

Seems he spends more time out of Washington than in, and more time on AF1 than at his desk in the Oval Office. Even so, just look at the looming disasters he has already been able to set into motion.

Three years and eight months more of this guy... mind boggling.

63.8 Trillion

We now owe an extra $55,000 per household to cover new federal commitments (read Obama and Congress) made just in the past year.

This latest increase raises federal obligations to a record $546,668 per household in 2008. That's quadruple what the average U.S. household owes for all mortgages, car loans, credit cards and other debt combined.

Grand total of all this debt? 63.8 trillion dollars.

There's no way Americans will ever pay this off... ever. Consider: Half the people (51%) in this nation are not paying any taxes at all: A huge number not only pay no taxes, they are on welfare, social assistance and all manner of government giveaway programs: Add in the reality that our industrial base has been demolished and so many good paying jobs eliminated, then you may begin to realize there is no way out of this federally created nightmare.

Also realize that a mass of the top 1-5% of taxpayers are leaving just as fast as they can get their passports.

This 63 trillion is not the debt willingly incurred and owed by the citizens themselves for their houses, cars and credit cards, a debt load estimated at around 16 trillion total. That debt load will be difficult enough by itself to pay off, without applying a penny towards this mountain of federal debt.

Now we are starting to see the terrifying mountain of debt this nightmare administration is running up, all without one whit of authority or approval by the people who must pay it off. As Obama and congress prepare to squander several trillion more dollars, Federal tax revenues plunged 34 percent in April to $266 billion, compared to $404 billion in April of last year.

It's like somebody had taken all your credit cards and maxed them out, given all the goodies to somebody else, and then sent the bill to you, while at the same time your paycheck is cut 34%. Except it's much worse... no way could your credit cards be run up to $546,668.

These foreign nations the Feds have been borrowing money from? They are no longer buying U.S. bonds (just pretty paper nowadays), they are out there buying real U. S. assets, land, property, buildings, businesses - you name it - all legal as sunrise.

No need to have a war of conquest, just buy us out... with our own money. And just how far up the ladder do you think we would be - us ignorant, fat, lazy Americans - in such a new order?

If you have any good ideas on how to get out of this, now would be a good time to speak up.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A 25% National Sales Tax

The Federal government is considering a VAT - Value Added Tax - to help pay for the crazy Kenyans insane spending spree. A national tax of 25% on EVERYTHING, on top of our already burdensome tax obligations, on top of that $4,000/year energy tax that lost-in-space Kenyan wants.

You know what? Those looney people in Washington have gone completely around the bend. They have lost their minds. Between Obama, Reid and Pelosi, there is not one shred of fiscal sanity left.

The feds gave away all our industries and decent jobs. They let 20 million illegals invade and take what was left. They ran up trillions in debt fighting illegal wars. They have been throwing money around worldwide like drunken sailors. They have been paying insane dollars for military stuff, like 11 billion dollars for a couple dozen helicopters for the prez. They have been keeping rogue states afloat with our money, and then bribing our enemies with billions more to stay "nice" to us.

And guess what? None of it was their money to play with. The Federal government has no money, no income. Every Penny they spend they must take from us.

Now they have just spent trillions more of our money bailing out their buddies on Wall Street, and want to take over major American Corporations.

But - Lo and Behold - The majestic lightdimmer just discovered we are over 20 trillion in debt, completely broke and our credit is shot, so his solution is to just tax us out of all this.

Did we tell them they could do any of that? Did we get to vote on whether any of this stuff could happen? Did we give them permission to spend trillions of our dollars any way they felt? Is any of it Constitutional?

No, no, no, and hell no. But they did it anyway.

And now, these Washington lunatics are deciding to add another 25% on to our tax burden, and that means on everybody and everything... no exceptions. An additional 25% sales tax and everything you buy. On top of the city, County, School, state and federal taxes already in place.

So you don't give a damn what happens in Washington. Well, you better start, before you lose it all, like those wealthy Californians who have just discovered that their movie-star Governor is going to force them to pay 90% of their income... in State tax alone.

You all had better start paying attention.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Take that Frigging Flag Down!

MANSFIELD, TEXAS (CBS 11 News) Is it okay to show your patriotism at the office?

For one Arlington woman, the answer was "no" after she hung an American flag in her office just before the Memorial Day weekend.
Another woman, who shared her office found the flag offensive, grabbed the flag and put both the flag and its pole on the floor.

Debbie McLucas, owner of the flag, her husband and sons are all former military people, and her daughter is currently serving in Iraq as a combat medic.

She put up a flag for Memorial day and some immigrant broad who came to America from Africa fourteen years ago, yanks it down.

OK, African, you don't like Americans showing the colors on Memorial day? Then pack your damned bags and get the hell out of here. Go back to where you came from. I for one, and sick and tired of this kind of garbage, this bending over backwards to placate some minority nobody, this stooping over and grabbing our heels so some "insulted or offended" zero can stick it to us.

I suggest they research her the legality of her "citizenship". It's a distinct possibility she is here illegally. If she is, I'll help pack her bags.

Odds are that Debbie McLucas will be eased out of her job in the next few weeks or months. She embarrassed the hospital, it's management, forced them to publicly back down and reverse course, and exposed some of the prevalent deep-seated hatred for the United States and it's citizens being demonstrated by so many of these minorities.

McLucas said:
I just wonder if all those young men and women over there[Iraq] are really doing this for nothing.
A sad comment on the state of affairs in America.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Oh Goody

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama named federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor as the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, praising her as "an inspiring woman" with both the intellect and compassion to interpret the Constitution wisely.
Well hell yes... look at this photo, inspiring.

Why am I a bit uneasy about this SCOTUS pick? Maybe a clue can be found in this lulu of a statement"
Obama said Sotomayor has more experience as a judge than any current member of the high court had when nominated, adding she has earned the "respect of colleagues on the bench," the admiration of lawyers who appear in her court and "the adoration of her clerks."
"The adoration of her clerks". Good grief, that counts as a qualification?

More to the heart of the issue, why am I nervous about an ultra-liberal minority female, one that enjoys and supports groups like "La Raza" and LULAC", being picked for one of the most powerful, permanent and untouchable positions in our government... by yet another ultra- liberal minority with his own not-yet-fully-exposed personal agenda? The guy with a wife that disrepected and despised all things white... Until just a few weeks ago?

I'm just being silly I suppose. Worrying over the endless string of minorities taking over our national and state governments shouldn't bother us at all.

After all, those minorities don't hate us or despise us, they just want the opportunity to get the things we have, and good for them.

Just hope they don't plan on literally taking those things from us - using the power of the courts and the government - rather than earning them.

Don't pay any attention as to how one of our more pampered minorities - the American Indian - got everything they have by using the power of the courts and the government. No comparison there...

I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion [as a judge] than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.” — Judge Sonia Sotomayor
Sleep well America, things are going to be just fine. Your government leaders have said so, and since most of you still have the habit of listening to what they say instead of watching what they actually do, don't snore too loud.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Rogue States And WMD's

Much screaming and fear-mongering is being heard and observed everywhere today about North Korea's three missile launches and their second Nuke detonation, which - not surprisingly - caught our desk-bound and computer/satellite/TV camera-addicted intelligence community completely by surprise.

Much has being said about how this Rogue State, led by a madman, has ignored numerous United Nations Resolutions, defied the entire world - at least our half of it - with its nuclear program, and is now threatening just everybody, including Guam, with it's growing nuclear capability. Guam? Thats what has FOX and CNN so alarmed about today.

The same thing can be said of Iran, presently flexing it's military muscle as their part in today's chapter of the ongoing program.

But you know what? The same things can be said of Israel and Taiwan. The only obvious difference is that we think Israel and Taiwan are on our side, which automatically makes them "good" guys and eligible for billions of dollars in aid and all manner of military equipment, while North Korea, Syria and Iran are on the "other" side, automatically making them the "bad" guys, making the eligible for name-calling and as boogey men to scare our children with.

The other side, whom we refer to as the "bad" guys, has consistently - and accurately - pointed out that Israel, a Rogue State in their view, has an estimated 150 nuclear weapons, is a collection of militant war-mongers, has ignored numerous U.N. resolutions to cease and desist their overt aggression against their neighbors(true), and has steadfastly refused to sign the Anti-nuclear Proliferation Treaty(also true).

So. Both sides have their "Rogue" States. The problem is that neither side will admit to this. The Chinese, the Russians, the rest of those "other side" countries all see places like North Korea, Syria and Iran as countries in the frontline of the war protecting their cultures, heritages, religions, etc.

We - the United States and England - see Israel(but not Taiwan, for some reason, probably because of their slanty eyes) in exactly the same light... as the front line defender of our cultures, heritages, religions, etc. Every day that passes sees these attitudes on both sides becoming more set in stone, more intractable, and less solvable without a serious "them or us" war.

Their side has more Rogue States than our side. Is that a possible way to keep score? The side with the most Rogue States wins? Or loses?

Nope... The history of humanity shows that we have always eventually determined the winner with an all-out war, millions of deaths, and almost inconceivable destruction.

This time the number of dead will be even larger, the destruction far greater, with human misery reaching unimaginable and inconceivable levels, because by the time it all starts for real, we'll all have lots of nukes to throw around.

And damned if we won't.

You live in a big city? Shame on you... you are making yourself an early casualty. But, considering the alternative of life after this civilization-destroying event, maybe that's not such a bad thing.

Me? I plan to be long gone before it all starts... hopefully. But lately, that plan is starting to look pretty lame.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


I've been gathering photos, documents and dates along with other odds-n-ends to put into some form of order so they can be burnt to disk and become a permanent record for my son, who then won't have to wade through piles and piles of mostly useless stuff to find out where I was and what I did during my short stay on planet earth.

For example, I have hundreds of photos of places where I've been, while one or two is really sufficient for a record. Who needs a hundred photos of the Grand Canyon when there's nobody in the picture that is recognizable and has nothing whatever to do with family?

Did I actually track missiles on Board a Range Safety vessel? Sure, here's a photo of me at the FPS-16 operators console.

Or another one, where I'm seen assisting tuning the paramps in the RF head of the same radar while cruising on station and preparing for a missile launch somewhere out on the Pacific Ocean:

Did I actually design the entire RF system for the main rings of the Superconducting Supercollider? Sure, here's one of my 3D AutoCad designs for the klystron and cavity tunnels:

Go visit my other blog THE IRON HORSE to see some more of my AutoCad efforts. Lots of railroad drawings.

One of my more favorite photos shows me on the antenna of the FPS-6 height-finding radar at White Sands Missile Range at Stallion Site:

What the heck was I doing up there? Going to go clean the RF window on the feed horn, a required Preventative Maintenance chore.

We had two-stage missiles called RATPAKS (Radar Acquisition and Training Packages) that were launched between major missile tracks, so operators like me could get in a little extra practice:

That's me, next to the second stage of one such missile on the helo deck of the USNS Wheeling, a Range Safety vessel.

The interesting shots will be placed in the record along with dates and information around the event. The rest will get boxed and put away, and labeled as extra stuff not in the Disk record, or tossed.

Leaving a house full of stuff totally unknown and unconnected to your downline to search through... is no favor to anybody.

So I'm getting it all straight while I still can.

Those were good days my friend, good days.

One in Four

Some 23 percent of Israelis would consider leaving the country if Iran obtains a nuclear weapon, according to a poll conducted on behalf of the Center for Iranian Studies at Tel Aviv University.
That's an interesting statistic... if accurate.

Ir would seem to me that closer to 100% of Israelis would more clearly understand the true consequences of their endless war with their Arab enemies. Since 1948, when the present "state" of Israel was authorized and created by the United Nations smack in the middle of Arab Palestine, Arabs and Muslims worldwide have had the one goal of eliminating this invader from their soil.

No doubt, if the Arabs can get the necessary firepower to wipe Israel off the face of the earth, they will do it, certainly causing another world-wide conflict in the process.

That's the way it really is. So long as there is a modern-day State of Israel, eventual world-wide conflict is assured.

As the saying goes, there will be blood. There will be war, far above anything we have seen to date. The Israelites, uncaring of any other race or nation on earth but their own, will use their estimated 150 nuclear weapons when the big and perhaps final confrontation begins.

The cost to the world is not a consideration or concern by either side. The hatred and desire for the annihilation of the other side has been growing and festering for so many generations that only a blood bath so massive that there is no one left standing on one side or the other will suffice. President Nixon once commented that the long-term odds for Israel's survival was zero. He was probably correct. Nixon - like him or hate him - had more facts on the problem than any of us, and his estimate of Israel's survival was most likely pretty accurate.

Understand one thing: The Jews are not our friends. The Arabs are not our friends. Both have been using us as puppets to gain financial and military advantage against the other. When the time comes, both will reveal themselves as our enemies and flip us off like the fools we are. Even today, the Israelites are telling us to go to hell:
Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon spoke to Channel 2 on Saturday about the meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama, held earlier this week, saying that Israel's government will not allow the United States to dictate their policies.
There is no way out of this. Read the headlines for the last sixty years. Israel will continue their settlement growth, expanding the scope and reach of Israeli control. The Arabs will continue to grow in strength and power. You must realize that Israel will do whatever it takes to try and insure their own survival. The Arabs will do whatever it takes - however long it takes - to eliminate Israel. If another world war is one of those things, its fine by both of them. Good for them, bad for everybody else.

The upcoming - and inevitable - face-off has been generations in the making. Just hope that it is not during your generation that the price for this religious insanity becomes due.

So, only one in four Jews understand all this? More likely,I think that is a sign that three out of four Israelis have convinced themselves they are a legal and sovereign state that will last forever, one so powerful now that no enemy will ever again have the wherewithal to blow them into oblivion. Thinking like that will only increase the body count.

Anybody who claims this is all upcoming misery, grief, death and destruction is according to some divine plan is just plain nuts... and should not be allowed in the company of sane people.

Climate Change, Or Change Of Climate?

BEIJING (AFP) – US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a longtime critic of Beijing's rule over Tibet and its rights record, arrived in China on Sunday for a trip focused on energy and climate change.
Climate change. Or more like it, a change of climate, since it's been heating up in Washington for her since she accused the CIA of lying to Congress.

The way and away best method to avoid embarrassing questions and the need for stumbling, awkward answers is to get out of Dodge. It would not surprise me if our suspected non-citizen but sitting president, Barak Obama, had told to to make herself scarce for awhile.

And dear ole' Nancy has done exactly that... quietly. To go and visit one of her favorite targets for her criticism and sharp tongue - China - shows how desperate she was to get out of town until the spotlight settles on someone else.

One must wonder if she expects to be welcomed with open arms by the very people she badmouths on a regular basis, or whether she'll just sort of hide in the shadows until this Climate Change conference winds up.

She may take an extended "official" tour of Pacific rim countries after the conference.... anything to avoid a quick return to her hot seat in Washington.

She can stay away as long as she wants... I won't mind a bit.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Hot damn... the lightbringer has seen the light:

In a sobering holiday interview with C-SPAN, President Obama boldly told Americans: "We are out of money."
Golly gee... what do you suppose gave him his first clue? Do you suppose it was the fact that every penny he wants to spend must be borrowed from some foreign nation?

Yessir, our apparently non-citizen President is a quick study. Swift, he is.

But has the realization that we have no money slowed down his spending spree?

Not one shiny dime's worth.

Friday, May 22, 2009

And So It Begins

HAWAIIAN GARDENS, Calif. (AP) - A Latino street gang waged a racist campaign to eliminate the city's black residents through attempted murders and other crimes, according to federal racketeering indictments unsealed Thursday
I have often thought that when the federal gravy train funded by the working tax-paying majority began to derail, blacks and Mexicans would go after each other.

Since both sub-groups are on the lower end of the economic scale and depend on federal give-away programs more than others, it was inevitable that - when the money started drying up - they would see each other as a primary reason... to many mouths on the federal tit.

The other obvious reason for this violence is that both groups are into the illegal drug business and see each other as unwelcome competitors. As the economy tanks and the landed gentry in the three-piece suits and the glass towers curtail their indulging, profits in the drug trade plummet. Time to eliminate the competition, not enough customers for both groups.

It is a multi-faceted problem. First, the entitlement attitude so ingrained in these minorities, an attitude that has created a huge reservoir of anger and resentment towards each other, and secondly, the dwindling cash flow from the drug trade. Additionally, Mexicans are still very family oriented while blacks are not. You do not see huge numbers of Mexican single mothers from a fractured family where the father has skipped out, leaving the Mom and kids to depend wholly on Federal and State generosity. This creates vast amounts of disrespect and scorn... Going both directions. Finally, it has been my experience to see that these two racial groups - generally - just plain don't like each other.

Our headlong dash into "diversity" has promoted and encouraged these people to cluster into groups and communities consisting only of themselves. No more "melting pot", just a collection of angry clusters of non-citizens, working for their own benefit, and no one else. It's a perfect formula for social disaster.

And now that millions and millions of once tax-paying and productive citizens are hitting the unemployment and welfare lines - lines where they traditionally were never seen - the situation is being brought to the boiling point much, much faster.

It will get interesting... and quite violent. Both groups are armed to the teeth and have no qualms about killing each other off.

It's going to be another of those "unanticipated consequences", caused by allowing the illegal drug trade to flourish... and giving away all of our decent and well-paying jobs to overseas interests and trashing our economy in the process.

Let's all hope that the majority, the people who have funded all this with their taxes and support programs, don't get into the act. They are far better armed and have demonstrated that when they get riled up enough for action, there's pure hell to pay.

Down Goes The Dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - The dollar kept falling Friday, notching fresh multimonth lows against the euro, pound and yen as a warning that Britain's debt level may result in its credit rating being cut ricocheted into worries about the massive U.S. deficit.
As we all watch our currency lose its purchasing power, remind yourself that it is not Obama and his multi-trillion dollar schemes that is doing it.

It is the Congress. They hold the purse strings, not our assumed President. It is the Congress that authorizes all this insane spending.

When the cost of a hamburger passes twenty bucks, look to Congress, your Senators and Representatives, as the guilty ones, because they are.

No President, Constitutionally legal or not, can spend a penny without Congress authorizing it. It is Congress that is required to authorize the printing and distribution of our money, not the FED, not the Treasury, not the Executive Branch... Congress.

The locally elected baby-kissing, promise-making and endlessly smiling manipulators we send to Washington. They are the ones. The President is just a fast-talking figurehead that comes and goes.

It's far more important that you vote on who you send to Congress than who you vote for as President.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Good Question

Now what we need is a good answer.

Obama's New Rules

DETROIT (AP) - Some soccer moms will have to give up hulking SUVs. Carpenters will still haul materials around in pickup trucks, but they will cost more. Nearly everybody else will drive smaller cars, and more of them will run on electricity. The higher mileage and emissions standards set by the Obama administration on Tuesday, which begin to take effect in 2012 and are to be achieved by 2016, will transform the American car and truck fleet.
Obama is a classic example of those with the mindset that things will improve if you just make new rules. Has he assumed that by demanding less pollution and more gas mileage, new technology will magically appear to produce the breakthroughs and inventions necessary to satisfy his new requirements?

Have these new carburetors and engines already been developed and the patents for them bought out by the oil companies - to be buried forever? We've all heard such stories, but it is beyond logic and common sense to believe such a thing has happened to the point that 100% of the world's auto makers cannot improve their product.

It appears that auto makers are at the leading edge of development and have discovered that to make an SUV like a Chevy Suburban get 50MPG is impossible. There is only so much energy in a gallon of gas. New rules, or a thousand new rules as mandated by the magical wand-waving lightbringer, will not change that reality.

So, all we will get is smaller, more expensive and more dangerous vehicles to drive.
The Obama administration says the changes mean the average vehicle would cost about $1,300 more, although some private analysts say the increase will be much heftier. The administration says gas savings will make up the difference in about three years.
Smaller, less for your money, slower, very cramped, possibly fatal in high winds or unexpected wind gusts. That's progress?

Note they say nothing about smaller and less safe.

Do you want to drive something like the above on a family vacation? On a highway loaded with thousands of 18-wheelers roaring past you at 70 or 80 MPH? Do you really believe that an electric go-cart will get you from Chicago to Seattle in a safe, cost-effective and timely manner? Wanting a cross-country trip in something like that could be an indication of suicidal tendencies.

A plastic shelled grocery cart with a lawn mower engine. Zero to 30MPH in only two minutes. Energy-efficient enough (meaning super light) to get blown over - or squashed - by any one of those 18-wheelers. They may be OK for short solo hops around town, but avoid the highways, where real vehicles are found.

We are not Europe, where a long drive to the next city is five miles, and you can get there in ten minutes. Most of us travel ten times that distance just to get to work everyday.

These is no doubt in my mind that Obama and his ilk think that far fewer cars on our highways would be a good thing. Assuming they are not truly stupid, it seems reasonable that - instead of trying to improve the family car - they are intending to legislate it out of existence and let us all use public transportation, provided by the guv'ment.

Problem is, I don't see any new and massive public transportation programs intended to handle the huge increase of riders that could no longer afford their cars.

One other thing... Reasonable estimates are that we will need three times the number of electrical power plants to provide the energy we will need to charge up those go-carts. To get that additional energy from solar and wind is impossible with today's technology, and new rules just won't make the required technology magically appear.

No government on the planet has enough money to pay for such an incredibly massive project... like that 96-square-mile solar farm that an actress on TV keeps telling us about (I say solar farm so Ted won't soil his britches again). Electric or thermal, the physical requirements of such a project are beyond us today.

Go* Obama.

*By "Go", I really mean "Go away". What we need are real solutions to our problems. Obama is offering none.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bad Rap

Reported to have been fatally shot - in broad daylight - at a busy Mall full of witnesses:
Roderick Anthony Burton II, better known by his stage name Dolla, was an African American/Puerto Rican rapper, and was a member of Da Razkalz Cru.
Their spelling, not mine.

He made his debut with the single "Who the Fuck Is That?", which was his biggest hit, followed by "Feelin' Myself", and then by "I'm Fucked Up" in the summer of 2008.

Somehow, I don't think that's much of a legacy. It's more like an indication of why civilization is dying.

Somebody out there must have really not liked his rap style, or his trash-mouthed "songs", or maybe he banged some witless teener he shouldn't have.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Killer Microchip

Wowzers... the future has arrived:
You can run, but you cannot hide ... and if you try, one push of a button will cause a lethal poison to immediately begin flowing through your body.

That's the Orwellian future a Saudi inventor was seeking to bring to Germany until that nation's patent office announced last week it was rejecting his request to patent what has been dubbed the "Killer Chip."
Patent or no patent, this chip is already in the works.

The tiny semiconductor device is intended to be surgically implanted or injected into the body, according to the patent application, for the purpose of tracking visitors from other nations by global-positioning satellites and preventing them from overstaying their visas.

The device would emit encrypted radio waves that would be picked up by satellites and "used to track fugitives from justice, terrorists, illegal immigrants, criminals, political opponents, defectors, domestic help, and Saudi Arabians who don't return home from pilgrimages," Sweden's The Local reported.

The application included a request to patent a model B of the device that could release poison to "eliminate" the individual if he or she became a security risk.

"I apply for these reasons and for reasons of state security and the security of citizens," the statement reads.

The "security of citizens"? That has go to be one of the most tongue-in-cheek statements in the history of the world.

Any visit to a doctors office or hospital could see this thing injected into your body with or without your knowledge if you needed a shot for anything.

Better yet, it could be injected at birth.

Or ultimately, the law of the land.

Anybody, with some basic knowledge and equipment, could uncover your particular chip code, transmit the command to release the poison and do you in... completely free of risk.

What a world is coming to us all.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Sustainable Insanity

May 14 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama, calling current deficit spending “unsustainable,” warned of skyrocketing interest rates for consumers if the U.S. continues to finance government by borrowing from other countries.

Are you kidding me? This, from a wildly-spending Kenyan citizen that wants to saddle America and its citizens with an almost four trillion dollar budget for next year?

This guy is the biggest crap-shoveller in American history, and to believe anything he says is indeed "sustainable insanity".

Go Vegas!

I was just watching a rather heated discussion between a guy that is pro Nevada/Las Vegas and the rest of a panel of political hacks that - publicly - disagree with Nevada's methods of raising money by taxing legalized gambling and prostitution.

It can be argued - and shown - that both gambling and prostitution have been with us longer than any of today's various brands of religion that so adamantly condemn their existence. The citizens of Nevada recognized that about the habits of humanity and decided decades ago to raise a bit of revenue from them to benefit themselves and their state.

No doubt the millions and millions of past and present Vegas customers have no problem with that approach. Some even feel that their "vices" are helping the economy in some small way... perhaps in a bit larger way... if they use Extenze.

None of that is my central point today, its all background.

The Vegas guy said something that really struck home with me.

He asked the rest of that pontificating panel, "What's the difference between Washington D.C. and Vegas?"
The difference between Washington D.C. and Vegas is that the drunks in Vegas gamble with their own money.
Hard to dispute that.

He could have easily - and truthfully - added "whoring old men" to the drunks, and still be 100% accurate.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Wisdom Of Our Founders...

... is being used to enslave us.

Thomas Jefferson, to George Wythe, 1786:
The people of England, I think, are less oppressed than here [in France]. But it needs but half an eye to see, when among them, that the foundation is laid in their dispositions for the establishment of a despotism. Nobility, wealth, and pomp are the objects of their admiration.
What would he say today about the admiration and adulation showered on Obama by half our population?

It needs but half an eye to see that Obama and his handlers understand exactly what Jefferson was speaking of.

Corporate Whores*

The United Auto Workers charged last week that General motors intends to almost double over the next five years the number of vehicles it imports to the U.S. from Mexico, South Korea, China and Japan.
"GM should not be taking taxpayers' money simply to finance the outsourcing of jobs to other countries," Alan Reuther, the union's Washington lobbyist, wrote in a letter to U.S. lawmakers.
Translation: The government and the corporations are plundering our money to build and strengthen foreign businesses and governments, and golly gee, that doesn't seem right.

At what point does this whole house of cards finally collapse?

*Thanks to Vox for that wholly apt description of America's corporate leaders... sonsabitches all.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Camille Running Scared

Camille Paglia, noted lesbian and ultra-liberal, is worried:
Troubled by the increasing rancor of political debate in the U.S., I watched a rented copy of "Seven Days in May" last week. Its paranoid mood, partly created by Jerry Goldsmith's eerie, minimalist score, captured exactly what I have been sensing lately.
Wow, she's really a sharp cookie, what with sensing all that rancor and debate which is everywhere, day and night. Further, she says:
I was utterly horrified to hear Dallas-based talk show host Mark Davis, subbing for Rush Limbaugh, laughingly and approvingly read a passage from a Dallas magazine article by CBS sportscaster David Feherty claiming that "any U.S. soldier," given a gun with two bullets and stuck in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Osama bin Laden, would use both bullets on Pelosi and strangle the other two.
Well, if they're spending us into bankruptcy, giving our jobs away, plundering our treasury, won't listen to you and are ignoring all the consequences we will all face because of their elitist attitudes and arrogant stupidity... and you can't vote them out, what other solution is there?

Besides, you could use the reward for offing Osama to hire a good team of lawyers to defend you for snuffing out the other two.

We're gonna need an answer to that solution question, definitely sooner than later.

Gee, what I Really Meant....

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House majority leader reluctantly agreed Tuesday that congressional hearings should investigate Speaker Nancy Pelosi's assertion that she wasn't informed, more than six years ago, that harsh interrogation methods were used on an al-Qaida leader.
Wowzers... Dear Nancy was always insisted she knew nothing about any actual waterboarding, but the ranking Republican on the House committee at the time, Porter J. Goss of Florida, who later served as C.I.A. director, recalls a clear message that the methods would be used. Said Goss:
We were briefed, and we certainly understood what C.I.A. was doing. Not only was there no objection, there was actually concern about whether the agency was doing enough.
The apparent Pelosi attitude to outright lying: If one has to lie in order to say what people want to hear or to make them feel good, then it's all OK.

Naturally, she wants us all to feel good - about her - so she can stay in power.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Mad Woman Will Get Madder

From the Washington Post:
Intelligence officials released documents this evening saying that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was briefed in September 2002 about the use of harsh interrogation tactics against al-Qaeda prisoners, seemingly contradicting her repeated statements over the past 18 months that she was never told that these techniques were actually being used.
Seemingly? That's certainly tip-toeing around the facts. Perhaps the writers and editors of the Washington Post are being excessively cautious, because Pelosi is still in power and can do great harm.

Just look at those eyes... this woman has gone over the edge.

Imagine what we will learn of this mad woman when her fangs are finally pulled.

Obama's First 100 Days

We've all heard this endless mantra by the worshipers of the lightbringer about how great his first 100 days as president were.

Why 100 days? We are told by many that this all started with Roosevelt, his new deal and the other stuff he got enacted in that brief amount of time.

Not so.

It started with Napoleon, from his escape from Elba to his death at St. Helena, and what he did in a scant 100 days.

From Cannonfire:
In that short period Napoleon reconstituted his grand army, chased Louis XVIII from his throne, won several battles; he did make mistakes and lost the last battle at Waterloo. He died in exile on the rocky, intemperate island of St. Helena, and was finally reburied with pomp and circumstances in Paris. Now that is a 100 days of real events, packed with wins, losses, fury and glory.
Compared to a record like that, Obama's first 100 were not much more than a boring sequence of watching him read his teleprompters on a seemingly endless string of facetime events on TV, listening to a bunch of his incredibly expensive program proposals, and hear about his numerous galas and parties at the White House.

Pretty lame and tame... compared to a real mover and shaker.

It's kinda scary how so many citizens can be bamboozled by a load of crap from a smooth talking shyster that needs a teleprompter to put a sentence together.

Sunday, May 03, 2009


PARADE Magazine recently published it's annual "What people earn" report.

It's pretty telling what we Americans consider the most important things in our lives by the amount people earn, which is generally accepted as a measurement of a person's worth.

Some of the really big earners

nine figure income:

$125,000,000 - Tyler Perry, Actor
$110,000,000 - Tiger Woods, Golfer

eight figure income:

$82,000,000 - Jay-Z, Rapper
$80,000,000 - Beyonce, Singer
$38,000,000 - Rush Limbaugh, talk show host
$34,000,000 - Alex Rodriguez, Baseball Player
$31,000,000 - Will Ferrell, Actor
$27,000,000 - Jennifer Aniston, Actress
$25,000,000 - John Grisham, Author

Some of the big earners

seven figure income:

$8,000,000 - Kelly Ripa, TV host
$7,000,000 - Danica Patrick, Racecar Driver
$5,500,000 - Taylor Swift, Singer
$4,600,000 - Tina Fey, Actress
$4,500,000 - Carolyn Murphy, Super Model
$3,500,000 - Patrick Dempsey, Actor

Above average earners

six figure income:

$400,000 - Joshua Gropper, Trial Attorney
$177,400 - Rod Blagojevich, Governor
$155,000 - Ron Gettelfinger, UAW president
$151,200 - Theodoe Jones, Judge
$147,000 - Nancy Holston, Federal Aviation Mgr.
$125,000 --Sarah Palin, Governor
$111,100 - William Bailey, Federal Investigator
$102,800- -Linda Tilman, school principal

Some in the "getting by OK" category

Upper half of a five figure income:

$72,000 - Bret Collins, Golf Course Keeper
$68,500 - Roseanne Gentry, Registered Nurse
$66,000 - Ann Sim, Math Teacher
$59,000 - Larry Stokes, Tugboat Captain
$58,000 - Michael Olson, Probation Officer
$55,000 - Glenn Perez, Printer
$54,000 - Aaron Vrooman, Truck Driver
$53,000 - Deborah Blakeney, Letter Carrier

Some in the " Hanging on" to the "barely making it" category:

Lower half of a five figure income:

$48,000 - Laurie Metoyer, MRI Technician
$39,000 - John Benes, Plumber
$35,500 - Ronald Curell, Carpenter
$34,600 - Ricky McAfee, Paint blender
$31,400 - Debbie Peters, surgical Coordinator
$26,900 - Tabitha Roberts, Bookkeeper
$20,200 - Julie Sorensen, Certified Nurse's Aide

Can't help but notice... the further down the list you go, the more workers you find, the very people we all depend on to get things done.

The golfer makes $110,000,000 a year. The guy who keeps the golf course playable, the guy that makes it possible for the golfer to do anything, makes $72,000. That sort of sucks.

And $82,000,000 for a rapper.... apparently we value entertainment more than anything else on this earth.

Those Straightline Winds

Those winds you've been hearing about on TV in the Dallas area?

Wasn't only the Cowboys training area that got hit...

(left click to enlarge)

This is - was - my neighbors tree.

It's like this all up and down the road.