Sunday, February 28, 2010

He's Baaaaaakkkk....

Gore returns to the spotlight:
It would be an enormous relief if the recent attacks on the science of global warming actually indicated that we do not face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it.
Well, you can't call him a quitter, particularly since his wealth and reputation is at stake.

Unfortunately, he's dishing out the same old crap he's been mouthing for years.

Actual, real, genuine and verifiable records show that the earth has been cooling since 1995, but Gore continues to blather on about how this last decade was "the hottest on record".

Maybe so, but we are cooling back down now... And have been for sixteen years. It's a part of a natural and repeatable weather cycle that has occurred countless times in the past... Without us and any of our gasses.

How much longer do we have to suffer this self-serving pompous blowhard?

Friday, February 26, 2010

How About That

Who would have guessed:
Revised projections now show that about 23,000 workers at and around Kennedy Space Center will lose their jobs because of the shuttles' retirement and the new proposal to cancel the development of new rockets and spacecraft.
What's not in the article is how many of those jobs were truly ever needed - actually critical - to NASA's prime directive to launch spacecraft.

My guess would be that NASA is trying to hang on to the people in critical positions, but then I still have trouble accepting the fact that the bureaucrats in any organization, the blood-sucking leeches that generally accomplish little or nothing, are usually the ones in a position to do all the firing, while keeping their own little niche safe and snug.

So my optional second guess is that the Kennedy space center will soon be just another place full of non-productive leeches.

The Health Care "Summit"

I watched a lot of the health care "summit" conducted by Obama.

I do have to admit it was a bit more exciting than painting the garage, or watching the grass grow.

Rather than have the bimbos and talking heads on TV tell you what I saw, I'll tell you myself.

I saw a gathering where an arrogant and condescending president did more talking than anybody else.

I saw a gathering where the president picked and chose who would talk and for how long.

I saw a gathering where the president allowed for no rebuttals on the things he said and claimed.

I saw a gathering where the Democrats always got the last word.

I also saw a set-up where the Republicans barely kept from being shot dead at the pass where they were being ambushed.

A saw how the President, Pelosi and Reid had no intention whatever of giving an inch on their pet bill that contains the framework for a Socialist America.

What else did I see? A waste of good TV time.

What was it I did not see?

I saw no reason for this highly orchestrated dog and pony show.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dumb And Dumber

Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama's "closest" advisers:

She wants a simple booklet explaining President Obama's health care and economic policies to help those in the tea party movement better understand White House initiatives.

Valerie Jarrett - one of President Obama's "closest" adviser's, is an Iranian-American, and the Obama camp has sought to keep her ties to Iran from the public, as it has also sought to keep her political background and deep and tangled business and personal relationship to the Obama family from sight.

Well now. That seems to explain Obama's mild-mannered position on Iran, doesn't it?

This Iranian-born woman made the comments last week at a John F. Kennedy School of Government forum.
At the event, an audience member compared the tea party movement and anger at Obama's policies with people who initially resisted computers because of their "failure to understand" the new technology. The questioner explained simple booklets eventually helped to educate the public on computers. He asked Jarrett whether "much simpler" booklets could be produced for tea party supporters.
Yep, we are all just too stupid to understand anything these foreign-born professionals at the White House - and others before them - are trying to do for us, like:

a) Borrowing and spending trillions of dollars to get us out of debt(Obama);

b) Destroying the free market system in order to save it(Bush);

c) Requiring that banks loan money to people with zero capability to pay it back(Clinton);

d)Give away our entire manufacturing base - along with millions of jobs - to competitor nations(Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama):

e) Spend billions of dollars and thousands of lives "exporting" democracy to nations that don't want it(all of the above);

Perhaps this follower of the Madhi, this all-wise and knowing advisor to Obama is correct. Maybe a simple and easy-to-understand booklet on how this federal government is destroying the nation would be helpful, because a simple-to-understand booklet about what Obama and Congress is doing would actually be an expose of their tactics and plans to turn us into a Socialist/Fascist/Marxist nation of dumbed-down serfs and peasants.

What we really need is a simple-to-understand booklet for the likes of Valerie that can make them understand how close they are getting to a really, really bad day.

We may be dumb, thank our public school system for that, but Valerie and her ilk, because of their backgrounds, education, their self-assumed intelligence, their positions of privilege and outlandish excess, are - in the final measure - much dumber.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

No kidding!

TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran said on Monday it is considering plans to build two new uranium enrichment plants concealed inside mountains to avert air strikes, drawing condemnation from the United States.

Anyone with half a brain that occasionally uses at least ten percent of it knows that that means they already have lots of facilities concealed inside lots of mountains.

They are only following our example...

Sandia Mountain, near Albuquerque, New Mexico, riddled with tunnels full of our spare nukes. Gotta store them somewhere...

Cheyenne Mountain, near Colorado Springs? NORAD.

That's just two examples we have shown the world. We have plenty more.

So who is the idiot in the federal government that has "condemned" Iran for tunneling into mountains? It wasn't the "United States" that did the condemning, it had to be some "who the hell was that?" federal flunkie, maybe even Obama, but probably Biden.

Lightning-Fast Sell-Out

New Repub Senator Scott Brown wastes no time hoisting his true colors:
WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) - A modest job-creation bill advanced in the U.S. Senate on Monday as the chamber's newest Republican bucked his party and sided with Democrats on a $15 billion package of tax cuts and highway spending.
If I were a Massachusetts voter, I'd waste no time launching a recall vote.

A Sob Story Of Ineptitude

I just watched a woman on TV tearfully relating her nightmarish journey of abject terror as her Toyota - with stuck gas pedal - Screamed down the highway for six miles at 100 MPH before finally crashing.

Six miles? Anywhere in this six mile ride of terror this woman could have put her transmission into neutral, stop the car - coast to a stop if necessary - and turn off the ignition. Problem handled.

Oh, you say... Putting the transmission into neutral would allow the motor to over rev and quite possibly destroy itself. OK, then it's better to crash and burn?

Of course, turning off the ignition at 70-80-90-100 MPH will lock up the steering. This is a bad thing. Another one of those unintended consequences we all hear about all the time. Locking up the steering with the ignition switch helps keep us all safer from car thieves, we are told.

In an either/or situation, I'd prefer to have an ignition you can simply turn off in an emergency, one that does not lock up the steering, and take my chances with the car thieves. That's one of the things we have insurance for.

But that's all besides the point...

If this tearful gas pedal victim could not figure what to do with a runaway car - even after five minutes - she is as dangerous as the runaway car, and should not be allowed on the highway behind the wheel of another car... ever.

But, you say... She was panicked! She was terrified! She couldn't think straight!

Well duh... That's why she should lose her license. Driving is a privilege - not a right - and once you demonstrate you can't handle a bad situation while driving... Well?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Grab Your Socks

Originally reported by John Carney over at the Business Insider website, Citigroup is sending the following information to customers along with their bank statements.
Effective April 1, 2010, we reserve the right to require (7) days advance notice before permitting a withdrawal from all checking accounts. While we do not currently exercise this right and have not exercised it in the past, we are required by law to notify you of this change.
The federal government is behind this "required by law".

So... After April 1 (very appropriate date) if you want to go to the ATM and grab some cash... forget it.

Next will be safety deposit boxes.

Still think it's not coming?

Health Care? Get Serious

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement in response to the partisan health care proposal posted online by the White House for discussion at the upcoming bipartisan health care summit:
The President has crippled the credibility of this week’s summit by proposing the same massive government takeover of health care based on a partisan bill the American people have already rejected. This new Democrats-only backroom deal doubles down on the same failed approach that will drive up premiums, destroy jobs, raise taxes, and slash Medicare benefits.
Who in their right minds still believes this is a fight for health care?

Hidden in that 2,400 page bill is the framework Obama and the Progressives want to "totally transform America". It's not about health care... Never has been.

You take the rabidly progressive screwballs like Pelosi and Reid... Why are they fighting so hard for this? It's their best shot in a hundred years to eliminate the Constitution and take total control of America.

It really is... The answer is that simple.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Snake Oil Salesman Strikes Again

Who would have guessed?
President Obama is unveiling $1.5 billion in housing help, a boost timed to his appearance in the city with the worst foreclosure crisis in the nation.

Obama's move, detailed by aides in advance of his town hall here Friday, is the latest by a White House determined to show it is helping families rebound from a deep recession. The downturn is taking an election-year toll on Obama's party as voter frustration builds.

Obama was to announce that housing finance agencies in the five hardest-hit states in the housing crisis will receive $1.5 billion to help spur local solutions to the problem. Those five are Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan and Nevada.

Where Harry Reid, Senate Majority leader, is in the race of his life to keep his Senate seat. So along comes Obama, tossing tax dollars around like chicken feed, in a obvious bid to buy Reid's Senate seat for him.

Naturally, dire warnings are being cast about like black cats on the sidewalk - If Reid doesn't get re-elected to push a bill through providing the cash, then the Senate just won't be able to get that money to NEVADA.

This president is breath-taking in his lack of honor and scruples.

Who would have guessed? A lot of us, who understand that Obama's only mission in Vegas was to buy votes, no matter the cost to the rest of us.

Not win notes, but buy votes.

I would not be at all surprised if Obama tried to issue an "executive order" re-appointing Reid... If Reid loses the upcoming election as predicted.

Live Stupid, Die Stupid

About those big bonuses... This from AlterNet :
Meanwhile, 2009 was a record-breaking year for Wall Street bonuses, as firms issued $150 billion to their executives. 100% of these bonuses are a direct result of our tax dollars, so if we used this money to create jobs, instead of giving them to a handful of top executives, we could have paid an annual salary of $30,000 to 5 million people.

So while US workers are now working more hours and have become dramatically more productive and profitable, our pay is actually declining and all the dramatic increases in wealth are going straight into the pockets of the Economic Elite.
Think about that. Our tax dollars could have created 5 million 30K/yr jobs. Instead, that 150 billion of our money has has gone to line the pockets of a few hundred cretins that should be hanging from the lampposts.

If the average American worker insists on staying uninformed and stultifyingly ignorant when it comes to what's happening in America and how they are being plundered, pillaged, robbed and shafted by this federal government and the Wall Street elite, then they do indeed deserve everything they'll never get.

OK... You wanna live stupid? Then die stupid. You and your brainless publik skool edumacated kids.

History will remember you... As the nation and people that had it all... And just pissed it away.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Too Bad

Said Sarah Palin recently:
The only flag at my office is an Israeli flag.
Not an American flag. Not an Alaskan flag. Not even a Confederate flag. An Israeli flag.

Great... Just what we all need... Another one of those "Israel First and Forever" politicians Washington is infested with.

Did she REALLY say that? Or is this all more liberal and progressive garbage being tossed her way?

If she did, then what once looked like a rising national leader that was concerned about America's future has turned out to be just another screwball neocon that wants to fight all of Israel's battles, no matter the cost to America.

Damn... I've had enough of these "Israel first" screwballs. If they love Israel so much, if they love the Jews and their "We're number one! We're number one! ask God!" nonsense so much, give them a plane ticket to the Israeli occupied territories and a rifle... And let them go do the fighting. Let's stop them from sending our kids to go die for some outlandish claims made by a tiny minority of humanity.

Far better, just back off everywhere - stand down - And see if the Jewish god will keep them safe and secure over there in Arabville without America, our soldiers, our weapons, our money, and our military interference in all those Arab States.

Do you really believe we went into Iraq because of WMD's? Or that Saddam was about to attack America? Puh-leeze... Saddam was getting ready to march on Israel.

We got sucked into this millenia-old battle between the Old Testament Jews and the Muslims by these screwball neocons and the Jews in Washington. They realize that today's Israel is just a small patch of occupied desert with absolutely no resources and cannot possibly survive without massive - and endless - American help. We need an end to this. We need to get the hell out.

Yup... just what we all need... Another screwball neocon George Bush resurrected... This time in a skirt.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Teacher Tells The Truth...

... And gets hammered.
The Southwest Valley principal who wrote a letter mocking students may be demoted to assistant principal at another campus when the Litchfield Elementary School District board meets Tuesday night.
What he said, intended to be an inside private joke, was:
If your child is one of the mediocre few who excels on the homework, please congratulate them with a warm handshake . . . since finishing this homework is the equivalent of a twenty-year-old wanting to be congratulated for knowing how to tie his shoes.
It is a sad fact that the homework offered by today's schools is a sick joke, and the tests required for graduation - of any grade - are so limited and unchallenging that passing one proves absolutely nothing.

Well, they do prove one thing... Today's schools and teachers are not worth the powder to blow them up.

And this guy - who made that amusing but true crack about the "mediocre few", is going to be drummed out of the teaching(lol) profession. Can't have any "aware" people wandering the halls of our worthless schools. They might expose a teacher or two to just how they are - in reality - destroying entire generations - and a nation to boot - with their stunning stupidity.

No sir... Can't have that, can we?

Much, Much Worse

In my recent post, "What's their Reason", I talked of a North Carolina city that banned the sale of guns, ammo and liquor during this snowstorm.

The involved police chief, Paula May, was accused of declaring a private form of "martial Law".

Not so. It's much worse than some power-crazy female cop flexing her mighty muscles.

North Carolina has a statute that declares if there is a state emergency, then the ban on guns and liquor automatically goes into effect.

Said police chief Paula May:
By law, statute 14-288.7 automatically went into effect. And that law which goes into effect when there’s a state of emergency prohibits the transportation, purchase sale and possession of firearms other than on one's own premises.
Imagine that. The state has a law banning the sale of guns and ammunition during whatever they declare is an emergency. What other nifty little laws have they passed the public has no knowledge of... That denies them the ability to protect themselves during a state emergency?

I can think of a lot of state or national emergencies where a citizen might need to buy a gun or some extra ammo.

How about a nation-wide truck strike that lasted for thirty days? In no time there would be no food for sale in any store anywhere at any price. Do you believe no one might need a gun or some more ammo to protect their families and their food stash from marauding gangs of starving humans?

A man watching his wife and children starve to death will kill for a can of beans. If it's your beans, look out.

How many other states have created hidden little statues like this?

I can easily imagine the intent behind this law is far more sinister than than the average citizen may think. Think of an emergency wherein the State - in reality just the present batch of bureaucrats and politicians in office - have or has a vested interest in disarming the citizens under the guise of an emergency.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Tell Me They're Not Finished

The "me too" crowd:

NASA has signed a deal worth 306 million dollars with the Russians for six rides to the ISS in 2012 and 2013, or a charge of 51 million dollars per US astronaut.

Good grief... 51 million dollars per ride. And now Russia says it wants more money.

I'm almost too embarrassed to admit that - at one time - I actually supported these college educated idiots at NASA, the ones that have destroyed our space program so completely that we see stories like the one above.

My God... Paying 51 million dollars so an American astronaut can "Visit" the space station we made possible. For damned certain, there would be no space station without us.

Crap, crap and more crap. The Russians are using the same old boosters they have for decades. Why didn't we build another couple of shuttles? That would have at least let us visit our space station on our own terms.

Crista and the unintended consequences... They are massive. And incredibly destructive.

There's just not enough rope to make this right.

Not In The Teeniest Little Bit, Bubba

There is a billboard along I-35 near Wyoming, Minn., with a huge photo of former president George W. Bush and this question: "Miss Me Yet?"

That's like asking if I liked getting mugged every day... Day in and day out.

Or if I liked being lied to and being played for a fool for eight years.

The answer is not only no, but hell no.


After only a year in office, Obama has his wife out there making excuses for him.
He's not done yet. He's got more time.
When a supposed Alpha male macho-dude has his spouse out there running interference for him, you can be pretty much positive he's finished.

A lot of us have already figured that out. After all, smooth talking and slick speeches can only carry you so far, and after a year of endless babble in over 400 televised talks, speeches, chats and lectures, the fact that this empty suit actually made it to the White House is becoming incredulous.

Keep in mind tho... It's not about Obama, he's just a very pliable tool. It's the people behind the scenes - and their agendas - that we really need to root out and defang.

Then we can keep puffed up and talkative Barry in the White House for his amusement value, which is quite high.

California Bureaucrats

The California Department of Health Care Services said Monday it has breached the privacy of 49,352 people who receive adult day-care services from the state.

The department said that letters it mailed a week ago to 49,352 Medi-Cal beneficiaries wrongly included each patient's Social Security number on their address labels.

Said Department of Health Care Services Director David Maxwell-Jolly:
We regret this error. We will redouble our efforts to ensure that all beneficiary information entrusted to the state is aggressively and appropriately protected.
Oh hell no... They have already failed to "appropriately protect" the information.

Don't play this game they want to play... Of promised future accountability, that it was just an oversight or an error, that they'll do better tomorrow. They have already proven their inability to do the job.

Fire the idiots that did this. Fire their bosses that failed miserably in their watchdog positions of management. They are either too stupid to know how to do their job, or they don't give a damn about the damage they may cause with their carelessness, or they are not capable of doing the job.

Whatever the reason, get rid of them.. They don't belong where they are.

It's not a case where somebody left the barn door open and all the horses got out and were eventually recovered. This information is out there now - forever. There is no returning of this information to the safety of the "barn", no matter how hard they try to "redouble their efforts".

Redoubled failure is still failure.

Fire the bums.

Monday, February 08, 2010

What's Their Reason?

During this recent snowstorm back East, KING, North Carolina, Authorities imposed a curfew, alcohol restrictions and a ban on the sale or purchase of any type of firearm, ammunition, explosive or any possession of such items off a person's own premises.

Alcohol and gun bans? How does a winter storm justify this sort of governmental overstep?

It's snowing outside, so you can't buy a gun, any ammo, or a stick of dynamite for that matter... And forget that shot of whiskey, you lush.

I would imagine buying a stick of dynamite was already pretty restricted before the snow came.

This is just plain nuts... And yet another example of the growing illegal and unconstitutional intrusion by faceless bureaucrats hiding behind the label of "authorities".

None But The Blind...

In retrospect, quite pitiful:
I am pleased to be able to focus here on our R and D programs, many of them new, in our budget. We are incredibly excited that the President’s budget provides $6B in new funding to NASA over the next 5 years.

This investment is a testament to our innovative workforce, our forward looking programs,and our ability to connect our work with societal needs to drive prosperity for people across the Nation.

With President Obama’s new direction to NASA, we will be investing billions in the best peer reviewed research, innovative new technologies, dramatic flight demonstrations, and in building an inclusive new space industry, all of which are designed to again position NASA a national leader in research and development activities, and in meeting critical national needs.
That was the start of a speech by NASA's Deputy Administrator Lori Beth Garver on February 1, 2010.

Peer reviewed research. Dramatic flight demonstrations. Connect with societal needs to Help drive prosperity.

Not a word about space exploration.

Good grief, Even I, uninformed and out-of-touch as I am, knew back in February 2010 that Obama would cripple - if not outright kill - NASA, not give them six billion dollars to keep on keeping on.

What the Deputy Administrator should have been talking about was how to batten down the hatches to survive the then-coming storm.

Well, the storm has arrived, and the reality of a pathological liar as president has gut-punched NASA. Will Congress toss NASA a lifeline?

Only if China will loan them the rope.

Sobering Fact

Q: What's the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo?

A: Bo has papers.

Thanks to WND's "joke of the day".

Friday, February 05, 2010

True Anamoly

One of my favorite blogs, True Anomaly, has shut down. The guy who ran it, Astrosmith, was a true, dyed-in-the-wool NASA supporter. Astro kept his faith in NASA long after I lost mine. but I did have the edge of not being directly involved for a longer period of time than he did.

When I once posted in his comment section about how much money and effort we had wasted putting women into orbit for no other reason than garnering a string of female "firsts", he blew a gasket and apologized to his other readers for my blasphemous* rantings. As a result, I never posted there again, although he may think I did, since another "Bob" was doing some commenting. But I did continue to visit the blog.

I still contend that all that money we spent on equipment and training for women astronauts would have been far better used for real research and development, rather than using NASA as a place for social experiment.

Astro's excuses for killing off his blog doesn't meet the sniff test. What I think is: Now that Obama has effectively destroyed NASA and our manned space efforts, Astro, after tasting a bit of bitter reality, has lost faith. Just like I did several years earlier... As I watched NASA and our space effort be hijacked by second-stringers, bullshit artists, political lackeys, incompetents and excuse makers. Astro may not be ready to admit that.

Like I said before, NASA dropped the ball by diverting funds and effort to anything other than space exploration, and that the "Teacher in Space" disaster turned an entire generation away from space.(All those kids in schools across America watching the shuttle blow itself to hell because the idiots in charge refused to listen to their own engineers on the subject of frozen "O" rings.) Hell of a price to pay for stupidity.

I predict that Astro will not stay silent long. I'll bet he'll be soon out there, fighting for a new NASA, like the one that put a man on the moon.

But first, he needs to help us be rid of Obama.

*Blasphemous is used here in the context of being irreverent towards something considered sacred or inviolable, which the "women-in-space" programs were held to be by some. Definitely not me.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Odder And Odder

A space object spotted by the Hubble space telescope has a geometric pattern on its rear end:

And what's that bright point of light?

We are told that this may be the result of a collision of two asteroids at a closing velocity of five times that of a speeding bullet.

Show me the math behind that conclusion.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Fools Rush In

Highly trained professionals:
Police in Perth have launched an internal investigation after a man caught alight after being shot with a Taser.

Police say the 44-year-old man locked himself inside a house on Helidor Place in suburban Forrestfield last night and was threatening to burn it down.

He spread fuel throughout the house and when he told officers he was going to get some matches, they forced their way inside.

While they were attempting to arrest him, a Taser was fired, igniting the fuel and causing burns to the man's arms and upper body.
What can one say here? That a Taser is a device that delivers high-voltage sparks? And that sparks cause fires?


What sort of IQ is required not to realize this? 70? 80?

Test those idiot Australian cops and find out.