Saturday, February 28, 2009

And now, for the rest of the story......

May he rest in peace.

Greed, Narcissism and Stupidity

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Albert Haynesworth is moving to Washignton D.C. to work for the Redskins, for $100 million. What was it Scooby Doo used to say? OOOUH?!
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IT'S FOOTBALL! He didn't cure cancer or AIDS.
He tackles MFers for a living, and $100 Million for that is just obscene. And guess what, he thinks he's worth it.
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In the midst of this, the team who paid that, just laid off 20 workers.and why did they do that?
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Several of those let go on Wednesday said Chief Operating Officer Mitch Gershman told them the team was shedding about 30 employees because of financial difficulties caused by the economy and a decrease in revenue.

"Mitch said that the revenue from tickets and season tickets was not where it needs to be," said one employee who was let go on Wednesday.

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Hey, Redskins Front-Office Foreskins, your revenue will CONTINUE to be down, as long as your fans think you're raising ticket, popcorn, program and beer prices, and laying people off to pay $41 million bonuses to MFers who KNOCK DOWN PEOPLE FOR A LIVING!
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I'm havin' a stroke! Or this really happened, and I'm afraid to find out which one is true.
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Scteveo is NOT drooling, It's real
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Great Oaks from tiny Acorns grow

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Sometimes I see a story and I think it's no big deal. Then I hear it three days later, and it becomes an "Oh My God", moment. That's how the following story hit me.
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Today's culture warriors have better things to argue about than pot-smoking hippies, yet federal marijuana laws are still stuck in the Nixon-era days when conservatives feared that reefer madness was destroying the minds of America's youth. Amid that time warp, efforts by California and other states to nudge Washington in the direction of more sensible drug laws have largely been welcome. But whether or not you're in the camp that thinks marijuana should be legalized, a proposal to regulate and tax its sale as a way of helping to balance California's budget is an idea whose time has not come.

A bill from Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco -- where else?) that would do precisely that was introduced Monday. It would, first, decriminalize the possession and sale of marijuana under state law, and, second, set up a system for regulating and taxing it. The sales and taxation part only happens, though, if the federal government decriminalizes marijuana too, or at least allows states to make their own decisions about the drug.
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Ammiano and his supporters argue that the state is losing out on more than $1 billion a year in tax revenues because its biggest cash crop, marijuana, is illegal and therefore not taxable.

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And here's the weird part. Our new Attorney General, Eric "don't be a racial coward" Holder, is telling California that the DEA is going to quit bothering the Medical Marijuana Clinics.
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In my mind though, it gets more Twilight Zone twisted.
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What if, given the bizarre thought patterns of liberals, the unintended benefit of this is the states taking draconian powers AWAY from the feds, and giving it to the themselves, the local liberals? Suppose this is a chink in the armor of the federal power structure?
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Bet you are thinking, "...Steve's finally LOST it. His choo choo has disappeared around the bend...poor bastard, the pressure got to him...[taps blowing in the background]..."
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Well, bullshit!!
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The state of California is in a depression. They are looking for revenue streams. Here's one with an ongoing BILLIONS of dollars to be netted, known money, now untouchable, waiting to be plucked. But there are at least a dozen other states where the DEA and Ag Department says pot is the number one crop.
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Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, Florida and right here North Carolina are on the list. None of them has a pot to piss in right now. They're watching CA and the DEA like a hawk. Revenue is revenue. And billions are hard to pass up.

OK, I've set the table, served the shrimp cocktail, and here's the entree.
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There are a thousand other things that the federales NOW control, that the states SHOULD control, that can be minimally taxed to help the states get back on their feet. Ultimately, power can trickle back to the states.
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It's a thin line I admit, but one to hope for.
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Schteveo

Friday, February 27, 2009

He Just Wanted to be Oh!'s Blood Brother

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This is too funny. Not only was it not a legitimate threat, he is one of Braaaack's (excuse me) own beloved immigrant constituents - not some "dumb white racist NASCAR redneck." Why, they could even be related!
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Chicago Man Arrested for Allegedly Targeting Obama with HIV-Infected Blood
FOXNews.com
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A man from President Obama's hometown of Chicago [where else?] has been arrested for allegedly sending Obama and his staff envelopes containing HIV-infected blood, in the hopes of killing or harming them.
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In the weeks leading up to Obama's inauguration, Saad Hussein [*snicker*], an Ethiopian refugee in his late 20s, sent an envelope addressed to "Barack Obama" to offices of the Illinois government in Springfield, Ill., according to court documents.
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Hussein… told FBI agents he was actually "an admirer" of Obama and was "seeking help from the government," according to court documents. He also told them he was hoping to obtain tickets to the Inaugural ceremonies in Washington, the documents said. [Certainly he’s an admirer – they share the same name! He just wants to be Oh!’s blood brother…]
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Hussein, who has never held a job in the three years he's been in the United States, [what??!!] was arrested last month. He was charged with "knowingly" mailing letters "containing HIV-infected blood, with the intent to kill or injure another," in violation of federal law. [A crazy black Muslim immigrant with HIV who has never held a job? He’s the liberal’s perfect poster boy. This guy’s going to walk.]
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Hussein is currently being detained in a Chicago correctional facility. A judge ordered he receive a mental examination to see if he's fit for trial, but as of two weeks ago the court couldn't locate a translator to conduct the examination, according to court documents. [But, he’s an Oh! supporter – proof he’s insane! Put him in a plush padded room with all the amenities at tax payer’s (that would be conservative’s) expense.]
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This is not the first time law enforcement officials have had to take Hussein into custody. He was arrested by police in 2006 after starting a fire in the middle of a crowded Chicago intersection. When officers arrived on the scene, he was waving the Koran in the air and yelling"Allah Akbar," or "God is Great" in Arabic. Court documents say he was transported to a hospital, where he called President Bush a terrorist and criticized American foreign policy. He was not formally charged, but he did spend time in the mental health unit of the hospital. [Of course he wasn’t charged – calling Bush a terrorist automatically got him a free pass and hero status in the liberal court system.]
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By all normal intents and purposes (not to mention our immigration laws), this guy should be put on the next plane back to Ethiopia. But by all liberal intents and purposes – he will be a burden on taxpayers (conservatives) for the rest of his life.
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*sigh*
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Buyers Remorse

you wanted Obama, you got him

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looks like the socialist's support is slipping

Friday Ewwwwww

It doesn't quite qualify as a Friday Funny, but some of the comments that follow the description are funny!

“Natural living” advocates unveil their latest planet-saving invention - the reusable toilet wipe.

Don't miss out! Click on "the reusable toilet wipe" below the picture to go to the site of the company selling them. (Ok, click it once in this post and then again once you're on that page.)

Is this a real experiment?

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Europe names crew for Mars 'mission'
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The European Space Agency (ESA) on Friday named a Frenchman and a German who will join four Russians in an innovative 105-day isolation experiment to test whether humans can one day fly to Mars.
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From March 31, the six "crew" will be locked inside a special facility in Moscow that replicates conditions of a space trip to Mars.
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The simulation will be followed by a 520-day experiment, starting later this year, that would last as long as a real mission to Mars.
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The two Europeans are Oliver Knickel, 28, a mechanical engineer in the German army, and Cyrille Fournier, 40, a captain with Air France who flies A320 airliners, ESA said in a press release.
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The distance between Earth and Mars varies between 55 million kilometres (34 million miles) and more than 400 million kms (250 million miles).
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Using current rocket technology, a there-and-back trip to the Red Planet would take at least 18 months.

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But how is this an experiment? When old sailing ships were the space ships of their day, 20 or 30 hearty souls would go to sea for MONTHS on end without hitting port.
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Hell in 1979 I was at sea for 44 days once, 1 day in port and back into the Indian Ocean for another 21 days. Trust me, you were more isolated at sea THEN, than people on the Space Station are NOW. They have e-mail and internet access on the space station, and in this research module I'll wager, we had...NOTHING.
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Sour grapes?
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No, I just don't understand this as an "experiment" or test of something unknown, oooooooh aaaaaah oooooo!! .
The only thing such isolation does is cause some guys to switch hit. "...buggery on the high seas" as Cheech e' Chong would say. There are a couple other "squids" in our crowd, pony up the sea stories fellows. Leave out any buggery. Tell them, this ain't shit, is it? 105 days of isolation. Phhhht.
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Schteveo would go to Barsoom

Budget crises put tax refund checks on hold

Boys and girls, it's time to have less withheld from your paycheck for taxes and invest (or spend) your savings elsewhere. Or better yet, make sure you have to send in a check come April 15. (I know....I, for one, am disgusted by the amount this year, not to mention next year!) The average tax refund is over $2000, and about three out of four individual taxpayers will get a refund. But getting a tax refund is like asking for the vegetarian menu at Bill's Barbeque, especially now.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Some Good News For A Change

U.S. Senate Votes to UpholdSecond Amendment in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fairfax, Va. - The United States Senate has voted, with overwhelming bipartisan support, to adopt an amendment offered by Senator John Ensign (R-NV) that seeks to protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens in the District of Columbia. The amendment, attached to S.160, the D.C. Voting Rights Act, will repeal restrictive gun control laws passed by the District of Columbia's (D.C.) city council after the landmark D.C. v. Heller Supreme Court decision. The vote margin was 62-36.

"Today's vote brings us one step closer to restoring the Second Amendment freedom of law-abiding D.C. residents," said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox. "It's ludicrous that good people in our nation's capital continue to be harassed as they try to defend themselves and their loved ones in their own homes. This vote reinforces the historic Heller ruling."

After the Heller ruling, the D.C. city council passed a law requiring would-be gun owners to pay a registration fee, pass a 20-question multiple choice test, take a five-hour training course, undergo an invasive background check every six years, re-register any firearm every three years, and finally, submit all handguns for ballistics testing. Current D.C. law also bans an overwhelming majority of firearms commonly used for self-defense. This Ensign Amendment would also remedy that unjust practice.

"NRA would like to thank the lead sponsor, Sen. John Ensign for his efforts to reform D.C.'s gun laws and enable folks to protect their property and their loved ones," concluded Cox. "It's time for leaders in Washington to wake up to the fact that the Supreme Court decision is now the law of the land."

How do you say Jack the Ripper in Spanish?

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Cops discover 11th body at N.M. crime scene
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Police in New Mexico have unearthed an 11th body outside Albuquerque.

The remains were found buried in roughly 30-by-10-yard area atop a mesa west of the city.

Police have been searching the area since Feb. 2, when a hiker found a human bone on the mesa, which had been cleared for a housing development.
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Albuquerque police think one person is responsible for burying the bodies but have not named a suspect.

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You mean 16 different people didn't use the same plot to bury the bodies? Who writes this stuff? Better still, who needed to be told it's probably just one person?
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I'm not a fan of Albuquerque, but this seems like trouble for them, that NO ONE needs. But is this drug war related, and NOT a serial killer? Drug addicted street people would make good mules.
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I heard a story yesterday the the Southwest is experiencing a rash of kidnappings and killings. Phoenix is averaging one kidnapping per day. Or one per day that is being reported to police anyway. The police think, more are occurring but going unreported.
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From ABC on the 11th.
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Schteveo likes de desert, but not enough to move

read all about it

"But the jig will be up soon. The crash of the stock market in the days since he took power (indeed, from the moment he won the election) can increasingly be attributed to his own failure to lead us in the right direction, his failed policies in addressing the recession and his own spreading of panic and fear. The market collapse makes it evident that it is Obama who is the problem, where he should, instead, be the solution."

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what say you?

Over officious jerks, arise!!

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And move to Colorado!!! Join your brethren!
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DENVER---- A good Samaritan who helped push three people out of the path of a pickup truck before being struck and injured has gotten a strange reward for his good deed: A jaywalking ticket.
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Family members said 58-year-old bus driver Jim Moffett and another man were helping two elderly women cross a busy Denver street in a snowstorm when he was hit Friday night.
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The Colorado State Patrol issued the citation. Trooper Ryan Sullivan said that despite Moffett's intentions, jaywalking contributed to the accident.
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Moffett had been driving his bus when the two women got off. In the interest of safety, he got out and, together with another passenger, helped the ladies cross.
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Trooper Sullivan is an over officious JERK. He may have cited the driver, but citing Moffett is a travesty. The article goes on to say that Sullivan DID NOT cite the ladies Moffett saved.
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I guess they weren't jay walking because the didn't get injured?
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Schteveo hates JERKS

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Psalm 2009 - 2013

Obama is my shepherd.
I shall not want.
He leadeth me beside still factories.
He restoreth my faith in the Republican Party.
He guideth me in the path of unemployment.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the bread line,
I shall not go hungry.
Obama has anointed my income with taxes,
My expenses runneth over my income.
Surely, poverty and hard living will follow me all the days of my life.
The Democrats and I will live forever in a rented home.
But I am glad that I am an American,
I am glad that I am free.
I wish I was a dog and Obama was a tree.

But, What If ?

This article, sent to me by a friend, touches on a subject we've discussed here before. It has to do with the question, is Yobama "legally" qualified to be president under our Constitution. The question, aside from causing some to laugh at it's "alleged absurdity", is one that is still of great concern to many others, especially since the question has never been fully answered, only mocked.

As many of us know, if Yobama was a conservative president, congress would be awash with major investigations, hearings, panels, committies, sub-committies, etc. People like Rep. Henry (pig nose) Waxman might even take time out from his obsession with GWB to look into it. But with this congress, if Yobama was holding a ChiCom passport and that little red book, they wouldn't blink an eye.

When we last talked about this issue, there were some here who, (perhaps understandably) mocked the notion of the president not actually being a US citizen. If i recall, "the idea is too preposterous" was one way it was put. The (fact) that the American people have s0-far been denied seeing official documents that would answer all these questions, is still very troubling to many. Many! Of course, if you look back in history, you would find that some of the most diabolical schemes ever perpetrated were successful because they were termed "too absurd to be possible". My only question is still what it was the last time we discussed this. What if?

What say you...

http://www.wnd.com/static/89837.html

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Face To Face With Reality

In the event some of you haven't seen this yet, i thought it worthy of sharing it with you. These are some sobering thoughts from a man who's opinions i truly respect. IMO, unlike this author, i believe the American people are too far gone to wake-up and come to their senses, especially when you look at the results of the last election. Whether it pertains to some extremely dangerous world conditions, or our own huge problems here at home, IMO, the American people seem to be a rudder-less ship, going only in the direction they're being pushed in. For the sake of my grandchildren, i hope i'm wrong...

http://article.nationalreview.com/print/?q=ODNlMmY1MzdmYjkzNmZmMDY3Y2EyNWI0NzQ1ZGI3YmQ=

Is The 2nd Amendment Question Settled?

IMO, not by a long shot. We New Yorkers are used to dealing with draconian measures when it comes to gun ownership. NYC has had, (the old Sullivan Law) and continues to have, some of the most stringent laws and regulations in the nation when it comes to legally having a firearm , yet i'd be willing to bet there are more guns in this city, than in the entire state of Mexas, x-10. Oddly enough, if you're a celebrity, one of the MSM's on-air talking heads, or a rabbi, (huh?) NYC's crazy rules don't seem to apply. Once you leave the city and go upstate, the rules become more sane and realistic.

In fact, gun ownership here in NYC is not only draconian for civilians, but for Police Officers as well. In 1994, The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act, (HR-218) was signed into law by president G.W. Nitwit. Basically, it allows qualified law enforcement officers, both active and retired, to carry a concealed weapon anywhere in the country. The idea behind this law was to give hundreds-of-thousands of trained professionals the ability to bolster other law enforcement officers in the event of some national emergency, wherever they might be. Not surprisingly, it is being blocked by our limp-wristed, fascist mayor Bloomberg, the country's #1 anti-gun zealot. One of the provisions of HR-218 states, "an officer can only be qualified by his former agency". Tens-of-thousands of highly-trained NYPD officers are being "officially obstructed" from complying with this law by "His Majesty" Bloomberg.

NY's new US senator, Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was recently appointed by our black, blind, and clueless, "unelected" governor to fill Hitlary's senate seat. She comes from upstate NY where there are a lot less Kool-Aid drinkers, and the word gun does not induce immediate hysteria, as it does in NYC. In fact, she herself is a gun lover and hunter! Well, she was. She received a great deal of support from NY's other senator, slick Chuckie (lens lice) Shumer, who is a rabid anti-gun nut, but didn't care about her stance, so long as they got another Demoncrat into congress. The idea being, once she's in DC, and with enough pressure, they could make sure she "sees the errors of her ways". And that's exactly what seems to be happening. So much for the integrity of Dumbocrats. Look for the assault to continue...

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MjYxMTZmMzI3OThiNGVlMzYxYmQ2Mzk2MGQ0Mjk5NDM=

Monday, February 23, 2009

"Bill O' Writes" in Tambor, Costa Rica


February 19, 2009
Where in the world has your shirt been?

The ACORN Nuts

Arrest Made in Home Foreclosure Civil Disobedience Program


Police in Baltimore today made what is believed to be the first arrest in a civil disobedience program aimed at supporting homeowners who refuse to vacate their foreclosed homes.
An activist with ACORN — the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now — faces criminal charges after breaking into a home in southeast Baltimore on Thursday to protest the foreclosure crisis sweeping the country.


"This program is saying, 'We are not going,'" Cox said last week. "People say we're breaking the law, but we don't see how putting a person back in an abandoned property is harming anyone."

They "say" you're breaking the law? How about you ARE breaking the law. Civil disobedience is a worthy statement when we're talking about Rosa Parks. I'm not so into it when we're talking about people that took on mortgages they knew they couldn't afford and now are crying about it. Notice how the woman who used to live in this house can't pay her mortgage any more, but there is not mention of a lost job or change of circumstances. Hmmm.
I received this email from Senator John Cornyn, Texas. I knew it was futile contacting him since he was already in the "right" corner but I want to be heard! I submit the letter for your comments.

Thank you for contacting me about efforts to stimulate the economy. I appreciate having the benefit of your comments on this important matter.

As you know, the Congress recently passed—and President Barack Obama signed into law—the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L. 111–5) along partisan lines. I could not support this legislation, which increases the size and scope of the federal government, adds over $1 trillion to the federal deficit, and fails to reduce the tax burden on all working families and small businesses. In fact, this legislation will increase Texans share of the national debt by almost $90 billion and according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, will have a negative impact on economic growth over the next ten years.

Nonetheless, I remain committed to finding real solutions that will have an immediate, positive impact on the economy. During the Senate’s debate of P.L. 111–5, I supported an amendment that would have helped address the struggling housing market. The Fix Housing First Amendment (S.Amdt. 353) would have made 4 to 4.5 percent mortgages available to every creditworthy American in an effort to ease the pressure on family budgets. Millions of Texans would have qualified for this refinancing option—translating into an average $300 reduction in the monthly mortgage payments of middle-class families. Additionally, this amendment would have created a $15,000 homebuyer tax credit for the purchase of any principle residence and would have encouraged lenders to modify privately held mortgages, a provision that would have helped stem the number of foreclosures. Finally, S.Amdt. 353 would have put in place a number of critical tax incentives, aimed at creating jobs and spurring small business investment. Unfortunately, S.Amdt. 353 was not included in the final version of P.L. 111–5.

Furthermore, excessive taxation hinders job creation for small businesses and overburdens taxpayers during difficult economic times. According to the Tax Foundation, taxpayers worked almost four months last year to pay for government operations. This is more than what they worked to pay for food, clothing and housing combined. As such, I offered an amendment to P.L. 111–5 that would have lowered the 10 percent tax bracket to 5 percent. This proposal would have provided tax relief to every Texan who pays the federal income tax. Hard-working Texans deserve to keep more of their own money to spend, save, and invest how they see fit. Although the Senate failed to adopt my amendment, I will continue working to provide broad-based tax relief to all Americans.

Finally, I understand the frustration of American taxpayers regarding Congress' inability to restrain spending—the primary factor contributing to the budget deficit and our national debt. Like you, I am concerned about the long term effects of excessive government spending, often on wasteful, ineffective government programs. In an effort to be a better steward of tax dollars, Congress must eliminate government waste and fraud and restrain runaway spending. Although P.L. 111–5 included some meritorious funding initiatives, I believe that any programmatic funding should be openly debated during the annual appropriations process. While I am not a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which has primary jurisdiction over the annual appropriations bills that allocate federal spending, I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure that all Texans are well served.

I appreciate having the opportunity to represent the interests of Texans in the United States Senate, and as a member of the Senate Finance Committee, you may be certain that I will keep your views in mind should relevant legislation be considered during the 111th Congress. Thank you for taking the time to contact me.

Sincerely,

JOHN CORNYN
United States Senator

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Who Knew?

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Today is Washington's real birthday. I began the following diatribe as an answer to a comment elsewhere. The longer I worked on it, the more worked up and pissed off I became. Finally I decided the jerk I wrote it for wasn't worthy of the effort. I hope the jerks here are worthy.
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I'll be called a racist for my opinion, but I think the "Presidents Day" idea is a bad idea.

It KILLED the names of possibly the two best American Presidents. They share a day, with no names mentioned, but MARTIN LUTHER KING, gets a day to himself, with his name in tact, right out front.

Hey, American history re-writers, if Washington had lost the Revolutionary War, King wouldn't BE King. If Washington had won the Revolutionary War, but Lincoln had lost the Civil War, or hadn't freed the slaves, King wouldn't BE King. That aside, there are many people, both black and white, who fought for equal rights, before King, so that he could BE King. We should be honoring King, I truly believe that. But not at the expense of remembering by name two other great and important Americans.

Yes King was a great leader, but he was the focal point at that time, he was NOT the entire movement. He became the face of the fight for equal rights. That said, we should remember ALL the people who fought for equality of the races, not just King. Perhaps we should have had IMHO, a Civil Rights Awareness Day. On that day, make it a point of speaking of all these heroes, not just King.

Because of moves like bundling Lincoln and Washington, we're losing, or may have already lost, our national identity, and heritage. Simply because the guys who we honored were white? No, but how many people under 25 know WHO the Presidents are, that get honored on "Presidents Day"? You’d have to be pretty dense to miss just who MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY was honoring.

What happened to Columbus Day? It’s completely gone. Except for that Native American guy who goes to claim Verona or Venice in the name of Indigenous Americans!! He pops up every few years. Columbus gets lost in that shuffle.

When did you last hear anything positive about Veteran's Day? Last Veterans Day, I heard one story about WWI, and a dozen about Viet Nam, PTSD, Abu Ghraib and Gitmo. Most of us who served, including minorities, did so honorably and without being harmed or harming any of the innocent people of the world.

Don’t even mention Flag Day. Why have a day, to honor a flag, with a stupid pledge that includes the word G-O-D? Isn’t he white? We're not really sure, but some of the flag's stripes are white.

We still get Thanksgiving and Christmas. But if we didn't the economy of the country would be worse than it already is. Killing Thanksgiving means no Black Friday. But wait, that Friday is black, does that make it doubly good? Relax, it’s a joke. If Tracy Morgan or Chris Rock had said that you’d be howling.

Christmas is about gifts and trees. It’s no longer about, or tied to, our Judeo-Christian background. We aren’t a nation divined by or endowed with basic rights from a supreme being. Christmas by Intelligent Design sounds fairly hollow. Jesus, who was "white" remember, has been removed from Christmas. We are One Nation Under Visa, Master Card, iPhone, Guitar Hero and Celtics vs Lakers on NBC!!

Mangers have been proven, by the ACLU, to be just too divisive.

I don't begrudge King his day, I don't begrudge the African-American community his, and their, gains. But his gains were everyone’s gains. He fought for minority rights, not just Negro rights. Do we ever hear that? When do we get Caesar Chavez Day, to cover the freedom fights for Mexican-Americans? And what do we shove out of the way for Chavez Day, to keep the “correct” number of Federal and Bank Holidays? I just don't see how pushing Washington and Lincoln into some nameless, faceless semi-celebration, raises all of us up as Equal Americans.

And THAT was Kings life work remember.

Equality. Not superiority.

Should we boycot these teams?

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I guess Michael Vick is close enough to getting out of jail to be considering his football career.
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Roger Goodell, I think, is going to fold over like a paper sheep, in a kid's bed time pop-up book on Vick's return to the grid iron. He'll say Vick has done his time, he's said he was sorry and the National Geographic Channel is showing his dogs getting retrained going to good homes.
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His actions may have been cruel, but Vick made them dogs TV stars!! Give him another chance!
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My BULLSHIT Alarm is going off. Loudly.
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Vick's return will be the reality, but I'm tired of sitting in middle-class land, watching these pampered ass wipes getting preferential treatment. If I, or you gentle reader, had been caught like Vick, we'd do every day of that time. And we would not have been able to return to our normal lives after doing our time. We'd be relegated to being 2nd class citizens, felons required by law to say so on our applications at America's finest fast food chains. I think Vick should flip burgers too.
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Here's what I think, and trust me, I like my own opinions more than anyone else's.
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We as sports fans, and law abiding citizens, need to boycot teams that hire and pay MILLIONS of dollars to these miscreants. Send them an e-mail, or better still snail mail by the bagful, telling them they are anathema to us if they hire these thugs. Vick, and the other gun toting, "scrip club" attending thuggery, had their chance and blew it through excess. That should negate his chance to play, and our problem of having his excesses rubbed in our collective face.
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There are 1200 NCAA schools, most of whom have a football program. That means on any given Sunday, there are hundreds of college football quarterbacks who just missed out on the draft last year. Hundreds of linemen, centers, running backs, tight ends and pass defenders who are ready to play to replace these criminals. They were just outside being good enough to make the team. I say sweep the scum off the top of the team rosters, and let these guys rise up to fill those slots. I've said this to friends who say the talent doesn't exist to replace them.
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That Bullshit alarm is still howling.
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There are plenty of Kurt Warners and Vince Papales in the country. They'll play in Vick's, and Plaxico's and Pacman's place. Gladly I'll wager.
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If we tell these team owners that we won't be buying their tickets, their jersey's, hats, jackets, beer steins, coolers or other team logo gear, they'll listen. Maybe not the first week, but soon.
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Let Vick, Plaxico, Pacman and the rest of thug elite, pool their money and open a "scrip club" in Compton or Detroit or East St. Louis or some other well known, thug infested place they'll feel comfortable. Let them hang wif da homeys, let them be dog fighting, gun toting, leg shooting morons. But let them do it out of our sight. Let them do it sans the money they make from the fees paid by us, via our cable bill, our product purchases, and ticket purchases game day, that "trickle" down to them by the millions.
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This is, of course, just one man's opinion.
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Citizen Schteveo.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Show Me Your Gun

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If you're packing, flaunt it, group says
OPEN-CARRY DAYS: Fairbanks police chief says practice is legal.
The Associated Press
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FAIRBANKS -- A Second Amendment rights group in Fairbanks is encouraging members to bring their guns out into the open.
Schaeffer Cox with the group Second Amendment Task Force is urging everyone to wear their guns during open-carry days this weekend and next. He expects about 500 people to participate.

"There's a social stigma that only cops and robbers have guns," Cox told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. "The truth is everybody is packing but nobody knows it because we keep it concealed."

Fairbanks Police Chief Dan Hoffman doesn't oppose the show of arms.

"There's no law that prohibits a citizen in the state of Alaska from carrying an open, legal firearm," Hoffman said. "It's perfectly legal."

Hoffman believes this is in reaction to the election of President Barack Obama, a Democrat.
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Pull my trigger.
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Get Your Barf-Bag Ready

We are all painfully aware of how many Kool-Aid drinkers there are in this nation of cowards (and fools), especially after last November. Personally, i thought most of it had been sucked-up leading up to the election. Apparently i was wrong because this article proves there's plenty left. In fact, it just may become the national drink of choice...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/02/21/poll-obama-popular-jesus-gandhi-king/

The Price Of Poker Is Going Up

As we Poker players say when the game really starts to get serious, "the price of Poker is going up", meaning, if you don't have the stomach for what's coming, fold now.

It's now pretty clear, even to the brain-dead weaklings in our govt. and at the UN, that Iran is about one breath away from having The Bomb. (assuming they don't already have it) After years of using lies, distractions, and subterfuge, and playing for time by making fools of the US, the UN, and just about everyone else, Iran seems ready to rock! But fear not. We have Hitlary Clinton out there talking the talk and keeping us safe. (OY!)

Will they attack Israel or the US? IMO no. They're crazy, but they're not stupid. In order to keep his hands clean-looking, Iran's president Igotmypajamason will, IMO, do something better. He'll simply give or sell the technology to every terrorist group in the world. Part of the price for that technology could be that terrorists acknowledge Iran as their real leader and will hit targets that Iran wants hit. Well, for starters anyway. It's the old war by proxy tactic made famous by Russia and the ChiComs. Iran, knowing they have nothing to fear from the gutless dolts in the US and the UN, will of course continue to play for time while the technology is spread around. The "wild card" here is Israel. Will the US be able to continue keeping Israel handcuffed? Iran may be counting on that, since it's worked so well in the past. Pull-up a chair and stand by. Oh, you just might want to dig-out those dusty old plans for that backyard bomb shelter...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/02/20/israeli-ambassador-calls-action-following-iran-nuke-report/

Friday, February 20, 2009

Former Communist Party Member, Current Dictator, Lectures US Democrats About Being too Far to the Left…

Oh. My. G-d!

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/02/putin-lectures-american-democrats.html

Lets not hold our breath hoping that they listen, but isn’t this just telling? Socialism, as a form of government*, has never worked. Never. Worked.

Ever.

Why are we all in such a big rush to get there as quickly as possible?

*You might argue that some socialist programs have met with marginal success within the confines of an otherwise capitalist, free market society, and I will concede, only with an emphasis on the word marginal. That is not what I am talking about, here, though, and you know it.

Just Like The Old Days

It's been a long time since i've seen semi-violent, student protests here in the International Public Toilet. (a.k.a. NYC ) In fact, not since the anti-Viet Nam war riots of the late 60's and early 70's, have i seen so many worthless, young losers take over a building in protest! It seems some of the young, wealthy, elitists who attend New York University decided to take-over it's main building. What are they protesting? Well, they say they want more transparency in the University's financial reporting. (Huh?) Oh, they're also demanding "free tuition for all Palestinians being oppressed in Gaza"! Did you actually think it was about the school's finances? (LOL)

NYU, like Columbia, is home to, and produces many of NYC's anarchists, Marxists, and communists. I watched some of these young nitwits on this mornings news, wearing their Yassar Arafat (sp.) scarves, and flying the Palestinian flag, making their demands. Back in day when i was a young lad in the NYPD and was sent to the anti-war "protests", (they were in fact riots) those demands would've been made while en route to the nearest emergency room. No Palestinian scarf, just bandages. But today, in the new Amerika, i'm sure they'll get whatever they demand, and more...


http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2009/02/19/2009-02-19_cops_crowd_scuffle_outside_nyu_student_p.html

I wonder...would Budweiser give me a contract?

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I could have the following tattooed on my rotund belly.
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...Screw the 6 packs, get a KEG!!
.........Drink Budweiser!.........
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The Body as Billboard: Your Ad Here
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TERRY GARDNER, a legal secretary in California, returned home from work recently to find two police officers waiting. They said her brother had told them he thought she might be having a breakdown because she had shaved her head.
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Ms. Gardner, 50, said in a telephone interview that she had told the officers that she was fine and had shaved her head for an advertising campaign by Air New Zealand, which had hired her to display a temporary tattoo. She turned around and showed them the message, written in henna on the back of her head: “Need A Change? Head Down to New Zealand. www.airnewzealand.com.”

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Scheveo isn't fat, he's "fluffy"

At least they aren't naming churches after him ... YET

It looks like people can't jump on the bandwagon fast enough... I mean this guy has accomplished NOTHING yet and here we go...

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Chicago Tea Party

Floor Traders at the Chicago Board Options Exchange are calling for a Chicago Tea Party In July to protest provisions of President Obama's $787 billion economic recovery package.

I thought this was an "Onion" story!!

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You know the "The Onion" right, the mock news paper with the crazy stories?
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Well here is a story that sounds "Onionish" to me. Marlon Jackson, Michael's brother and a member of the Jackson 5, is going to open a resort / theme park in Nigeria. What's the theme?
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Slavery.
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Pardon my french, but, I SHIT you not, this is for real. A slavery history theme park and resort. From the article,
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The development will cater to the country's growing tourism industry, particularly African-American tourists who wish to trace their Nigerian roots. Visitors will be able to explore the site of the former transatlantic slave trade, honour the hundreds of thousands who died in what were horrific human rights abuses, and then head off for a round of golf or a massage, before gawping at animatronic versions of the siblings who sang ABC and I Want You Back.
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Honor the dead slaves and then play GOLF!? Maybe I don't get it because I'm a white coward, but how do you honor the slave trade victims with this idea? Where is the HONOR located in theme park rides, hot rock massages, clean sheets and golf? I guess to cater to the African-Americans they'll serve all the beer in "forties"? Fried chicken and watermelon on every buffet? All the bling is guaranteed to NOT contain blood diamonds? Oh man, this is just wrong!!
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I can see the brochure now...
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"Hey, African-Americans, come and see where GGG-grandpa Kunta Kinte came from, and play 18 holes on the newest, and only, Tiger Wood approved course in Africa. We've got the coolest new rides on the Dark Continent for the kiddies. Come see the Amistad Ride!! It's like one of those BIG pirate ship swings. But instead of seats, we chain you to the bottom of the boat!!"

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This is the sickest, the most ill conceived, twisted thing I've heard in a while. If a white guy had proposed this Al Sharpton would have been on CNN bitching about it. Charlie Wrangle would be screaming in Congress. But Marlon gets a pass.
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Proving once again, the Jackson's are some SICK puppies.
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Schteveo is appalled

The Mayans said 2012

When will the world end? The Mayans said December 2012.
But check out today's headlines on Drudge. It looks to me like it could be next month!

Chuck's marriage in trouble
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STOCKS HIT 6-YEAR LOW...
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UNITED NATIONS: IRAN HAS ENOUGH URANIUM FOR NUKE BOMB
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NY TIMES Stock Now Costs Less Than Sunday Paper...
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Sharpton, Activists Protest NY POST Cartoon...
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Oklahoma City police pull man over for anti-Obama sign on vehicle...
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Some Republican Governors Balk At Stimulus Cash...
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SC gov says he'll take it, despite misgivings...
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ROVE: Team Obama 'winging it on issues large and small'...
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DEEP BREATH: Obama Expected to Regulate Carbon Dioxide?
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Czech president compares EU to Soviet Union...
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3rd earthquake in 3 weeks rattles NJ...
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Mysterious hot metal falls from sky, crashes through business; FAA investigating...
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Woman impregnated -- with wrong egg...
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Netanyahu gets endorsement from right in Israel...
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IT'S HERE: INFLATION TAKES BIGGEST JUMP IN 6 MONTHS...
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FEDS ACCUSE UBS BANK OF HELPING TAXPAYERS GO OFFSHORE... 52,000 CUSTOMERS HID ACCOUNTS... DEVELOPING...
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Bank secrecy threatened...
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Credit-crunched billionaire asks for deposit back -- on world's most expensive house!
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REPORT: Elderly wrestling legend investigated in death of nursing home roommate...
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CHIMP CHRONICLES: 'WHAT SHE HAD WITH THAT MONKEY WAS NOT NORMAL'...
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AP: Democrats self-destructing over ethics...
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Cops clock man driving 137 mph in '93 Honda Civic...
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TRADERS REVOLT: CNBC HOST CALLS FOR NEW 'TEA PARTY'; CHICAGO FLOOR MOCKS OBAMA PLAN...
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High School Kids Question Obama During Speech: 'I just don't believe all the things he's telling us'... [Whoa! Those kids would go to Jail in OKC!]
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ATTORNEY GENERAL: USA 'nation of cowards' on race...
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Drought-stricken China seeds clouds... and it snows in Beijing...
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Accused Financier Under Federal Drug Investigation...
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Charges Spark Run On Banks...
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Rush To Withdraw Cash...
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POPE WARNS PELOSI: CATHOLIC POLITICIANS MUST PROTECT LIFE...
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North Dakota House Passes Abortion Ban...
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SHOCK: Man kills himself in Schuller's Crystal Cathedral...
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School Board sets homework limits...
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Search engine accuses GOOGLE of antitrust violations...
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GOOGLE Earth reveals secret history of US base in Pakistan...
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Okay, okay - CTJayhawker's problems aren't really there...
BUT THE REST ARE!
We're FREAKING DOOMED!
Here, the world is ending and BOW is going to miss it by sitting on some Costa Rican beach. The bum. And WHERE IS POOTS?
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hot monkey sex

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other monkey news

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the cartoon is the 2nd of 2 pictures

Totally OT

Hi, All.
For those of you who don't know, my name is Chuck. I have a favor to ask.
You guys are kind of like my little, crazy online family, and we talk about pretty much everything.
Right now, my wife and I are going through a pretty tough time. Suffice it to say that, at this point, I seem to be the only one fighting to keep everything together. I'd just like to ask those of you that pray to please do so--that the Lord will guide my words and actions, and that He'll open her heart to them. Those of you that don't--well, just send whatever well-wishes my way that you can. Anything is appreciated.
Thanks.
Chuck

Just eat twice as much?

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First President Bush says he didn't like broccoli, now we find out that it wasn't good for us ANYWAY?! Oh man!!
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If the economy isn't grim enough for you, just check out the February issue of the Journal of HortScience, which contains a report on the sorry state of American fruits and veggies. Apparently produce in the U.S. not only tastes worse than it did in your grandparents' days, it also contains fewer nutrients — at least according to Donald R. Davis, a former research associate with the Biochemical Institute at the University of Texas, Austin.
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Two items come to mind. First, Time never misses a chance to mention the economy. (they blame Bush) Second, can't President BOHICA just do the loaves and fishes thing, and restore the nutrients?
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What I want to know is why fruits and vegetables only stay fresh for 15 minutes after I bring them home from the grocery or farmers market? 20 or 30 years go, I was buying fruits and veggies, in bulk for restaurants too, and fresh produce lasted twice as long as it does now. Planned obsolescence in produce?
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Schteveo really like broccoli

is Oklahoma OK??

OKC officer pulls man over for anti-Obama sign on vehicle

read all about it

Is Sir R. Allen Stanford slepping with Luca Brasi?

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The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Texas financier R. Allen Stanford with an $8 billion fraud, alleging in a civil complaint that he lured investors with promises of high returns on certificates of deposit but poured their money into a "black box" of hard-to-trade assets.

The second huge alleged fraud to emerge in three months -- following Ponzi-scheme charges against Bernard L. Madoff -- reverberated around the world, given Mr. Stanford's status as an international cricket sponsor, Washington political donor and private banker to Latin America's wealthy. Federal agents searched the Houston buildings that are home to his Stanford Financial Group, and customers lined up to withdraw money from a bank he owns in Antigua, the Caribbean island nation where Mr. Stanford's offshore banking operations are based.

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FOX news and many national newspapers are reporting that Stanford was using his financial empire to help launder Caribbean drug money. Well, now he's missing.
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The chances that he's learning to hold his breath, while swimming with concrete blocks tied to his ankles? Better than not. If you dance with the devil, expect to get scorched.
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Schteveo

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Historian's Day

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Ms. Coulter was rather entertaining in her weekly column. I couldn't agree more with her take on the forgotten "academics'" judging of presidential prowess:

Why we don't celebrate 'Historians Day'

Being gracious winners, this week, liberals howled with delight at George Bush for coming in seventh-to-last in a historians' ranking of the presidents from best to worst.
This was pretty shocking. Most liberals can't even name seven U.S. presidents.
Being ranked one of the worst presidents by "historians" is like being called "anti-American" by the Nation magazine. And by "historian," I mean a former member of the Weather Underground who is subsidized by the taxpayer to engage in left-wing political activism in a cushy university job.

So congratulations, George Bush! Whenever history professors rank you as one of the "worst" presidents, it's a good bet you were one of America's greatest.
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Read the rest here.
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Pelosi vs. the Pope

The Vatican says the pope lectured Pelosi about abortion and assisted suicide. Pelosi says they talked about poverty and global warming -- and she showed him pictures of her grandchildren.

Hmmmmm. I wonder who is telling the truth.

A Modest Proposal

That doesn’t involve the eating of children.

It occurred to me today that no matter what you think caused this most recent mess, whether it be pushing from Congress to produce loans that were untenable and unwise, or the repeal of governmental controls over the industry, such as the Glass-Steagal Act, that the root of this entire mess all boils down to one thing:

Governmental interference and incompetence affecting the markets. You can argue all day about whether it was democans or republicrats that caused the problem. I don’t really care. The fact is, the government caused it.

Care to argue?

(As an aside, upon researching all of this a bit more, it does appear that the root of the problem stems from the pushing, by congressional members such as Frank and Dodd, to produce more and more “cheap” yet unwise loans in order to “diversify” home ownership. Glass-Steagal merely gave them a method to conceal the problem for a bit longer, by allowing them to securitize the bad debt, but all of this is irrelevant to the main point above, that it was governmental incompetence and interference that caused this mess to begin with).

Of course, the remedy to this mess is the same thing as the cause. More. Governmental. Interference. It boggles the mind, does it not?

Look, it has become abundantly clear to me over the last 8 years that I can no longer hitch my stock to the Republican party (not that I was ever a particularly staunch ally of their’s to begin with). They are the party of cronyism and greed, and big government. I also continue to assert that the Democratic party is no better, and perhaps worse. They are the party of hope, change, and gigantic, nanny-state government juggernauts that suck the life out of the economy, and the American people, in order to pay for it’s insatiable need for more and more of our money to fund programs that we don’t need (or could pay for more efficiently at local levels, ourselves).

I can only hope that the Democratic joins the republican party in a complete implosion, so that the American people are left with the desire to turn to a more freedom-loving alternative that will proceed to reign in the size and scope of our Federal government, and put things back to where they should be. I believe that all people, from all political agendas, can agree with what I’m saying here, and if you take the time to read this proposal, I think you will, too.

PART 1 – The Reduction of Federal Government Power and the Return to Power of the State

If our Founding Fathers understood one thing, it was that a distant, centralized government was wholly incapable of fairly and evenly governing. King George proved to them that a government removed from the people became numb to their petitions and grievances, and simply continued on it’s merry way despite the will of the people. It is for this very reason that the Founding Fathers designed a system of government that would allow LOCAL governments to preside over the people, directly, with one centralized federal government to oversee the actions and interactions of the individual local governments.

This is a common complaint, and not one without merit. How many times have you heard someone mention that Washington, DC just didn’t get life in “X” location? This was anticipated in the development of our government. A perfect example of this is the Federal Minimum Wage Act. How in the name of all that is holy can a centralized, Federal government determine what a fair minimum wage is across all of the states? What is it now, something like $7.50 an hour? That may be a decent (barely) living wage in Topeka, Kansas, or rural Arkansas. But in downtown New York? Los Angeles? Seattle? You couldn’t even pay your utility bills with $7.50 an hour in those more expensive locales. This very clearly illustrates how ludicrous it is for the Federal government to be in the position of determining policy for the people as a whole, don’t you think?

I believe that State governments, and even better, local city and county governments, are much better suited to make the decisions as they pertain to the provision of health care, minimum wage, tax rates, etc, don’t you?

Does it surprise you that this is exactly, to the TEE, what the Founding Fathers had intended upon the development of our great nation? That this is how it used to be, prior to about the 1920’s, when a group called the “progressives” got into the Federal government and started centralizing power? (Second aside: The purpose of this centralization of power was to eventually move us to Communism, which was quite in vogue back in the 20s, being as we had no concrete examples, at the time, of it’s pure and unadulterated evil. In my opinion, the centralization serves no purpose once you remove the desire to become Communist, which I think we have definitely moved past at this point).

PART 2 – The Customization of Local Governments to Local Desires

This is the best part. It is obvious that certain parts of our country have certain desires that are not only different, but divergent and mutually exclusive from those of other parts. A perfect example would be to compare the State of Idaho to the State of New York. Residents of the State of Idaho have no use for government, don’t want it, need it, or expect anything from it besides the creation of municipal water systems, roads, and very, very few other basic, common needs. Residents of the State of New York tend to view the government as a partner in everything that they do. They don’t mind paying more taxes, when it means that the government provides them with transportation, income supplementation, retirement, healthcare and so on and so forth.

The return to power of the State means that this can happen. Each state can custom-tailor their governmental methods and leanings to the specific desires of its constituency. Idaho can be just as small-government conservative as they choose to be, while New York can be as big-government liberal as they choose. The Federal government could never provide this level of satisfaction to the constituency. The Federal government is far too liberal for Idaho’s taste, while being far too conservative for the tastes of those in New York. It cannot be everything to everyone, just as the Founding Fathers understood and anticipated. Delegating the power over the people, directly, back to the individual States, as was originally intended, would almost surely completely heal the right/left divide that we see in America today.

PART 3 – The Re-Organization of the Federal Government

This proposal would likely accomplish two things. First, the Federal government would shrink in size drastically, and second, local and State governments would likely grow, to varying degrees, depending on the desires of the constituency, as detailed in Part 2. However, we must be careful, in this effort, to not let the Federal government shrink too much, nor lose too much power. It was the very impotence and ineffectiveness of the Federal government prior to the 1860s that led to civil war. It was also the centralization of the Federal government’s power that lead, in many ways, to our current status as a superpower. As it were, there are many legitimate functions of government that are best left to a centralized power. Among these are:

1.) Defense;
2.) Grants for research and scientific study (so as to not duplicate efforts);
3.) Environmental protection;
4.) Interstate relationships and commerce;
5.) The control of tariffs, import/export, and ports;
6.) Postal services (though I am becoming more and more convinced that this could as easily become well-regulated private enterprise as opposed to a Federal entity);
7.) The census;
8.) Foreign relations;
9.) Setting of minimum educational standards, which the State must meet in their own way. No more, no less;

Can you think of any others?

Some of these are not powers granted by the Constitution to the Federal government (although they hold them all, and then some, by fiat today), yet I think that they need to keep at least these items. Therefore, I propose that in order to return to a Constitutional government, we pass a Constitutional Amendment specifically granting to the Federal government the powers that they currently hold by fiat, that we choose to continue to let them hold.

Within this proposal, the power of the Federal government to directly tax the people would be eliminated (although many would argue that they do not legally hold that power now). The Federal government would tax the States a fixed amount per State and per individual in that State, for the items that that particular State benefits from. The States would then tax the people in whatever way they saw fit, whether it be an income tax, a consumption tax (sales tax), or what have you. This may also surprise some people, but that, also, is the way that it was originally intended to be. It would also work quite well.

The Federal government would be removed, completely, from the business of providing services directly to the people. Healthcare, welfare, social security, unemployment protection, (am I missing any?) would all become the purview of the individual state. That way, a constituency that would rather save their retirement themselves, and take that risk on themselves, could do so without having to pay into social security, and a constituency that wanted cradle to grave entitlements via taxation could also have that. It allows for more diversity of choice for the people of America. How could that possibly be bad?

Of course, there are going to be some questions along the way, which will be difficult to answer, but I think that we can get through it. We always have before. Some sample questions that I would like to answer, since they already were asked of me earlier today:

Q:) Wouldn’t the return to power of the states cause an even larger inequity in the status of the states? I mean, without federal money, some states would be second, even border line third world!

A:) I don’t think so, and here is why. Arkansas used to be the poorest state in the Union. As a result of this, they had cheap property, a large, available, and inexpensive labor force, and low taxes. Guess what happened? They became attractive to corporations, and now they have Toyota, Nissan, Wal Mart, and a whole slew of other large companies that moved in to take advantage of these benefits. I personally believe that this will open the opportunity for lesser states to become MORE competitive, because they will control their overall tax rates, etc.

Q.) Why did you leave environmental protection under the purview of the Feds?

A.) Because environmental protection is almost (almost) the same thing as interstate commerce. If it were not for the EPA, Idaho would still be dumping toxic heavy metals and poisons from their mine tailings into the Columbia (via the Spokane and Pend Oreille Rivers) and Snake River watersheds, which drain into Washington State. Washington would then be responsible for, and effected by, Idaho’s lax environmental policies, and would have no recourse besides invasion or some other sanction, to remedy the problem. We simply cannot have States quarreling amongst themselves over issues like this. States should not be applying trade sanctions against each other, or sending their National Guard/Militia units in after one another. The Feds need to be in charge of interstate issues, and this is definitely an interstate issue.

Q.) What about foreign aid?

A.) What about it? That falls under the foreign relations heading listed above, and would still be under the purview of the Feds. However, instead of taking the money directly from the people, who have no effective way of stopping the government from doing so (barring non-payment of taxes, which will get you thrown in jail) the Feds will have to get it out of the State governments, who have the ability to fight back, fight against it, form coalitions to stop it or limit it, etc. This will, in effect, give the people more say in what is being done with their money, because they can more easily and effectively leverage their local government to fight for their desires, as opposed to basically being forced through threats of violence , incarceration, and coercion to pay up, sucka, whether you want to or not, as is the current situation.

Q.) What about ideological divisions within the States, themselves? Aren’t there States with large, divergent populations?

A.) Boy, don’t I know it. King county has Washington State by the curleys, for sure. The entire state is a big field of red, with one spot of blue surrounding Seattle. It just so happens that there is a small majority of the population that resides in that one county, so they dictate to the rest of the State who we get to vote for in Federal elections. However, these issues can be more easily dealt with within the State, rather than the entire USA. I can go to Olympia a lot more easily than I can travel to Washington, DC, and once I get there, I will be heard much more clearly, because I am one voice in 5 million, as opposed to one voice in 300 million. Also, each State can choose to delegate more power to county and city authorities, letting each county and city dictate the local way of things, which will more likely fit the needs of that even smaller, more pared down constituency. Lets face it, though. States with mixed populations will tend to be more centrist, while states with big blue, or big red populations will more likely be to one side or the other on the scale. It is still imperfect (no system ever can be) but it is far better than what we are currently faced with.


I am very interested in your input on this idea. It is not a return to a full, as-intended constitutional government, but that is on purpose. There is a reason that we deviated from that in the first place, and that was because as good as our Founding Fathers were, they didn’t get it exactly perfect. The Federal government must have a bit more power than they originally granted to it. However, it will be within the realm of the Constitution once again if we get rid of the government by fiat, and start adding amendments, like we are supposed to do, in order to get the changes that we need and want.

I think my plan will serve to make everyone happy. Folks like HLF can watch on with glee as we greedy good for nothing individualists struggle with the unintended consequences of our political stances, and folks like Steve, Spider, Jimbo, and you other good folks can watch on with glee as the lazy, do-nothing collectivists struggle with unintended consequences of their own. We’ll all prance about, bragging about how much better we are doing than they are (and vice versa), but in the end, we’ll be happy, because we will have a government more in line with what we want, and if we don’t it is a short move across the border to a State with a government that more closely aligns with our individual ideology.

HLF would likely get his socialist utopia, here in Washington, and I could move the 5 miles that I need to move into Idaho, where I could live under a small, conservative government, and commute an extra 5 miles to work every day. Instead of arguing over who is right, we could both live the way we want to live, and let the chips fall where they may. He could probably calm down a bit, stop calling people names so much, and focus on getting up in everyone else’s business in an effort to make the Seattle area a better place, whereas I could live as I choose, without the government telling me how I have to invest my money, which health insurance company I must go to (to get lesser service and coverage than I am already paying for), with lower tax rates, but more direct expenses because the government isn’t giving me anything, and so on and so forth. That would lead me to stop railing on about the liberal agenda, and all that I disagree with about it, because it would not affect me anymore. It would probably cause HLF and his brethren to do the same. How could that possibly be a bad thing?

I’m interested in what HLF will think about this, and the rest of you. What problems can you come up with as they relate to this idea?

Oh, and HLF, since you have become very predictable, would you please refrain from your first response being about how you’ll love to sit by and watch the greedy republicans argue over who has to pay for things, and see the whole mess blah blah blah… and try posting something we haven’t already heard? I am seriously interested in what you think about this, remember that.

Recent Economic Decline NOT, repeat, NOT a failure of Capitalism

Capitalism is a system in which absurd, self-destructive behavior severely punishes whoever is guilty of it. Such people suffer losses, go bankrupt, and lose their ability to have significant further economic influence. Their example then serves as a lesson to others to avoid such behavior.

If this is not exactly what just occurred, then I’m a ripped-out body builder with a huge… ego.

This recent debacle was a SUCCESS of capitalism, in that it weeded out the people STUPID enough to go along with the plan of giving loans to people who could not afford them. That’s what capitalism is, and that’s what capitalism does. The only reason that the normal capitalist cycle became a catastrophe this time around is because the government interfered, created an external influence that rewarded stupid behavior, then repealed a law that allowed the banks to hide their stupidity by securitizing the bad loans. Sans governmental influence, this puppy would have never even happened. Without government influence, the idea would still exist, but those very few stupid enough to go along with it would have been weeded out early, not having any place to hide their stupidity.

We're A Nation Of Cowards

Well, that's what yo new Attorney General said. According to this Chicago Marxist, we're cowards because we won't talk about race issues. Without actually saying it, you know that crack was aimed at White America. Of course, what the new AG failed to mention is the fact that anytime anyone tries to have "an honest, rational, and truthful" discussion about race, blacks, and their guilt-ridden White liberal supporters, call you a racist! Note the last sentence, where he tells his DOJ staff that "they have a special responsibility to advance racial understanding". What does that mean in English? The return of Affirmative Action? (it actually never ended) An end to prosecuting black criminals? As time goes on, i'm sure his true meaning will become clear to those who are paying attention...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/02/18/holder-calls-nation-cowards-race-matters/

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Peace Activists still for Obama?

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A huge part of Obama's support must be foaming at the mouth over this one. *snicker*
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More Than 17,000 Troops Headed to Afghanistan
President Obama will dispatch more than 17,000 troops to Afghanistan, the White House announced Tuesday.
"This reinforcement will contribute to the security of the Afghan people and to stability in Afghanistan," Obama said in a statement. "I recognize the extraordinary strain that this deployment places on our troops and military families. I honor their service, and will give them the support they need."
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Flushing money in Australia

Householders to be charged for each flush of toilet

HOUSEHOLDERS would be charged for each flush under a radical new toilet tax designed to help beat the drought. The scheme would replace the current system, which sees sewage charges based on a home's value - not its waste water output.

CSIRO Policy and Economic Research Unit member Jim McColl and Adelaide University Water Management Professor Mike Young plan to promote the move to state and federal politicians and experts across the country. "It would encourage people to reduce their sewage output by taking shorter showers,recycling washing machine water or connecting rainwater tanks to internal plumbingto reduce their charges, ''Professor Young said.

"Some people may go as far as not flushing their toilet as often because the less sewage you produce, the less sewage rate you pay.''
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Of course, in this reporters opinion, this will simply lead to people crapping in a bucket and dumping it in the street, then not washing their hands. Here's the short list of afflictions caused by the ensuing deluge of raw sewage in homes and on the streets:

Campylobacteriosis, Cryptosporidiosis, Diarrhea, Encephalitis, Gastroenteritis, Giardiasis, Hepatitis A, Leptospirosis, Methaemoglobinaemia, Poliomyelitis, Salmonellosis, Shigellosis, Paratyphoid Fever, Typhoid Fever, Yersiniosis

I say "short list" because these are only the one's caused by raw sewage in so-called 'developed nations' (which green liberals everywhere wish to rid the world of). Of course, all these diseases will be taken care of pronto by socialized medicine, huh?
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FINALLY!

Convicted Ex-Border Agents Released From Prison Following Presidential Commutation.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,494565,00.html

The Death of A Nation

Hardly a day goes by without reading another goofy story about Britain, and it's apparent addiction to all-out political correctness and it's ever-growing attraction to socialism. In fact, many say it's becoming a genuine threat to their freedoms. Add to this the fact that they've welcomed millions of radical Mooselambs into their country, and you've got the makings of some very serious problems, the kind of problems that nations, especially notoriously weak and tolerant ones, do not survive. There are some very valuable lessons for us in what's happening to Britain, assuming we're smart enough to learn from it. So far, all the signs point to the fact that, as usual, we're not...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123482476050494869.html

open session

Big Brother's Taking Your Info

No, it's not the CIA, the FBI, Dick Cheney, or GW Nitwit. It's Facebook! Yes, this wildly-popular Internet site, which i gather, gives people the opportunity to share their lives with anyone and everyone, feels that your information, regardless of how private or personal it may be, is theirs to do with as they please! I must admit that i'm not at all familiar with this site, (or the reason for it) but i do hear many talking about it, including many of you here. Apparently, many people have a need for attention, yours truly not being one of them.

What i find curious, is that no one seems to mind. When it was leaked that the govt. "might" track some cellphone numbers in an effort to protect us from terrorists, many people in this country went crazy, with the MSM's help of course. Now, sharing almost every detail of your life with the entire world is OK? Go figure...

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,494064,00.html

You can take the boy out of Pakistan...

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I'm not sure where to start on this piece of info.
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U.S. TV network founder charged with beheading wife

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Schteveo

Monday, February 16, 2009

And speaking of hypocritical cock suckees

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This sumbitch should be fitted for cement overshoes. There are two articles today with Bill Clinton's name attached to them.
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Bill rips 'automatic' conservatives.
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It is, of course, OK to be an "automatic liberal". Just ask Bill, Hillary, BOHICA, Kerry, et al.
The second article is about how he carries no responsibility for the current economy.
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Clinton Says Don't Blame Him for the Economic Crisis

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Yeah, and I bet he didn't have sex with that woman either. I'd so love to see his picture on a milk carton.
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And let me say, before the comments begin to come in, but in response to the coming comments, Kiss My Ass, HLT.
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Schteveo

Lager Louts and Knife Crime

By: Gregory Katz, Associated Press

LONDON---- Ahhh, Britain. The land of Shakespeare and the Beatles, Churchill and the Queen. Rolling green hills, groovy London shops, hip plaids splashed over raincoats and umbrellas.
Cut to the reality of 2009: the highest teen pregnancy rate in western Europe, a binge drinking culture that leaves drunk teens splayed out in the streets and rising knife crime (italics mine)that has turned some pub fights into deadly affairs.


Binge drinking has produced a rise in liver disease among Britons in their 20s and the unpleasant reputation of British "lager louts" at holiday resorts across Europe. On any given night, London residents can see drunken teens staggering through the Underground subway system. Usually their friends help them, but sometimes collapsed teens are left on their own until police or transit staff intervene.

The rise in knife crime (italics mine) harkens back to the 1950s "West Side Story" era in the United States. The number of robberies carried out with knives rose 18 percent for the third quarter of 2008 compared to the year before, according to government figures released in January. Too often now, public disputes have ended in teen stabbing deaths. Rob Knox, an 18-year-old actor in a "Harry Potter" film, was killed in May, while Ben Kinsella, the 16-year-old brother of a television soap actress, was stabbed to death in June. Both were trying to break up fights in London.

It's abundantly clear how to stop the alarming rise in knife crime in the U. K. The government must immediately institute a knife registration program and a procedure for citizens to obtain concealed knife permits, with the approval of the senior law enforcement official in each city, town or village, of course. Police will carefully consider a citizen's need to carry a knife before issuing such a permit. Carrying knives shall be banned within 5 kilometers of a school, park or playground and those areas designated "Knife Free Zones." In addition, a strict purchase limit of one knife per month per citizen will be aggressively enforced.

Let's have some fun

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Here's an article about two nuclear submarines that collided in the ocean. One British and one French, so I don't care about the consequences, let's see how funny it gets. But be assured, here are two job openings, probably more, but at least two.
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Here are some titles I came up with,
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Like two ships, not quite, passing in the night.
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Things that go bump, then BOOM, in the night.
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'ave a go, mon ami, see what you can come up with, s'il vous plaƮt.
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Schteveo

Bush policy

think Obama will keep this Bush policy???

free cheese

hope so

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Simple math, for the simple

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I just had an interesting conversation with a cousin of mine. Poor thing, she grew up in NYC, in the PJ's, her dad was absent, her mother worked her ass off to keep them fed and indoors, neither my cousin or her sister attended college, they had to go to work.
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Her dead beat husband split, leaving her with bruises and a year old son. She's worked for everything she has. Poor thing, she's still a typical NYC liberal. Go figure.
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But she's not sure of President BOHICA'S stimulus plan. Not since I had her do the math. I may not get her to change her thinking, but I gave her something to think about. Try it on your favorite lib.
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If someone gave you the following amounts, and required you to spend $1000 per day, how long would your money last?
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$1 Million...................Almost 3 years
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$1 Billion.................Almost 28,000 years
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$1 Trillion..............Almost 2,800,000 years
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Now, does that put this amount of $$$ more in focus, or what?
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If that doesn't work, ask them if they'd rather have the $3400.00 per EVERY man, woman and child in America, spent by their elected government officials, or take the check, themselves and use it as they see fit?
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The U.S. Census Bureau says the Average American Household is 2.59 persons, which nets them around $8800.00. The Average American Family is 3.14 people, netting them around $10,600.
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I think most of us would take the cash. Screw the titmouse!!
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Calculating Schteveo

OT

GO EARNHARDT!!! 88!!
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Julio Osegueda has one last question for the savior...

...at a town hall meeting.
He's a student in his 2nd semester. He probably CAN'T work full time. At least he has a job! He should be grateful. Is it any wonder he works at McDonalds? He's "lookin' to be" a broadcaster? Give me a break! Maybe a disk jockey but he doesn't need a communications degree for that. But notice how he continues to give praise to god for the messiah. I say he's deceived in more ways than one.

Remember Alfie Patten, the thirteen year old daddy?

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Well, it seems, as they say on Jerry Springer, Alfie might not be the "baby daddy", after all. It seems that baby Maisie's mum, Chantelle, is a HO.
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For the record, I think Chantelle's mother, and Alfie's dad need a good ass kicking. Especially the idiot mother. How is this not contributing to the delinquency of an entire neighborhood?
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A not TOO surprised Schteveo.

Who says the MSM has an agenda?

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There are no links my friends, this is an opinion peice.
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During the entire Bush Administration, the liberals and the MSM have screamed and yelled that Bush started the War on Terror because the not necessarially evil Islamofascists threatened his daddy. He started the war for oil. He started the war because he's just too stupid to understand that the U.S. is too old and weak to win a war.
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In the midst of that, he was screamed and screeched at for seeing Iran as the staging ground and provider to the insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. He wasn't supposed to see Iran as an enemy. He wasn't supposed to even consider taking on Iran for reasons already stated here. Leave Iran alone!!

The very first story on "CBS Sunday Morning" this morning, was about ex-CIA spook Robert Baer. Baer spent 21 years in the Middle East as a spy. He once had a small task given to him by the CIA, he was supposed to take out Saddam. Surely I jest! No, he admits it and CBS never called him on it. When, where, who was President, none of it wad questioned.
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Odd huh?
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But what is it that Baer was expounding on this morning?
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Iran and how the other countries in the Middle East see them as a threat. Wait, I thought we were the bad guys over there. Dan Rather, Katie Cutiepie, et al, have been telling me so for 8 years.
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Baer thinks we need to "re-include" Iran in the decision loop in politics in that arena to make them the China of the Middle East. We need to make the same kind of overtures toward Iran that Nixon made to China, Baer says. (and how's the experiment working out for us?)
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I disagree with Baer, if for no other reason, the leaders of Iran are much more strident about destroying us, than Mao, Lenin, or even Kruschev ever thought about being. Communists want(ed) to rule the world, for sure. But they wanted the people and infrastructure intact. They didn't carpet bomb the countries in Eastern Europe and kill the citizens during or after WWII. They couldn't nuke the countries or use chemical or bioweapons, they wanted those countries and those peoples as members in the grand communist plan of Marx!! Nukes didn't exist then, but they would never have used them, they wanted the world, under their leadership, but a working world.
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However Iran, and the Islamofascists in general, wants us D-E-D, annihilated, gone, or imprisoned and our children enslaved, our whore daughters and wives raped and defiled. How do I know these things?
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Because, Russian, Chinese and Iranian / Islamofascists leaders have said so. They've said, "...OK, U.S. and European leaders, here's what we want to do, TO YOU".
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I needed to look at the history of the differences between the Communists and the Islamofascists. But I digress, some, to make my point.
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My question is this, why is it, 26 days into the Obama Administration, CBS, home to both Rather and Cutiepie, suddenly sees Iran as a force to be reckoned with? Why are the Iranians someone who must be "dealt with", Baer's words not mine. But what has truly changed, in those 26 days, other than the leader of the Free World?
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The ultimate question is, to me anyway, how can ANYONE trust the American news media, to get their daily news and information, given the love affair with Obama for the last two years? Or given their propensity to lie, and hide the truth or change their angle on a story?
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Schteveo is disgusted VERY early in the day

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Ruin Your Health With the Obama Stimulus Plan

Betsy McCaughey, Bloomberg.com:

Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Republican Senators are questioning whether President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill contains the right mix of tax breaks and cash infusions to jump-start the economy. stimulus bill contains the right mix of tax breaks and cash infusions to jump-start the economy. Tragically, no one from either party is objecting to the health provisions slipped in without discussion. These provisions reflect the handiwork of Tom Daschle until recently the nominee to head the Health and Human Services Department.

The bill’s health rules will affect “every individual in the United States” (445, 454, 479). Your medical treatments will be tracked electronically by a federal system. Having electronic medical records at your fingertips, easily transferred to a hospital, is beneficial. It will help avoid duplicate tests and errors.

But the bill goes further. One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and “guide” your doctor’s decisions (442, 446). These provisions in the stimulus bill are virtually identical to what Daschle prescribed in his 2008 book, “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.” According to Daschle, doctors have to give up autonomy and “learn to operate less like solo practitioners.” Keeping doctors informed of the newest medical findings is important, but enforcing uniformity goes too far.

Hospitals and doctors that are not “meaningful users” of the new system will face penalties. “Meaningful user” isn’t defined in the bill. That will be left to the HHS secretary, who will be empowered to impose “more stringent measures of meaningful use over time” (511, 518, 540-541)

What penalties will deter your doctor from going beyond the electronically delivered protocols when your condition is atypical or you need an experimental treatment? The vagueness is intentional. In his book, Daschle proposed an appointed body with vast powers to make the “tough” decisions elected politicians won’t make.

The stimulus bill does that, and calls it the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research (190-192). The goal, Daschle’s book explained, is to slow the development and use of new medications and technologies because they are driving up costs. He praises Europeans for being more willing to accept “hopeless diagnoses” and “forgo experimental treatments,” and he chastises Americans for expecting too much from the health-care system.

Daschle says health-care reform “will not be pain free.” Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of treating them. That means the elderly will bear the brunt.
Medicare now pays for treatments deemed safe and effective. The stimulus bill would change that and apply a cost- effectiveness standard set by the Federal Council (464). The Federal Council is modeled after a U.K. board discussed in Daschle’s book. This board approves or rejects treatments using a formula that divides the cost of the treatment by the number of years the patient is likely to benefit. Treatments for younger patients are more often approved than treatments for diseases that affect the elderly, such as osteoporosis.

In 2006, a U.K. health board decreed that elderly patients with macular degeneration had to wait until they went blind in one eye before they could get a costly new drug to save the other eye. It took almost three years of public protests before the board reversed its decision.

Happy Valentine's Day!

For your enjoyment: A diss and a kiss!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Is Nothing Sacred Any More?

What's next, a gay Superman? Come to think of it, the last Superman i saw did look gay! Where have all our heroes gone? Where's John Wayne when we really need him!

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,492686,00.html

New Batwoman is from Beirut

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I guess it was bound to happen. Bound? No that would S&M, not this.
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Super Villain Schteveo

What is Obama Hiding?

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The most "open government" in history, huh?
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President's attorneys file motion demanding birth, college records be withheld from public

A high-powered team of Los Angeles attorneys representing President Obama in his effort to keep his birth certificate, college records and passport documents concealed from the public has suggested there should be "monetary sanctions" against a lawyer whose clients have brought a complaint alleging Obama doesn't qualify for the Oval Office under the Constitution's demand for a "natural born" citizen in that post.
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I ask again - what is the liberal's little messiah hiding?
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THAT OBAMA DUDE KEEPS TALKING ABOUT 'CHANGE'




Well Crap!

I'VE BEEN THRU 'THE CHANGE' AND TRUST ME, YOU DO NOT WANT TO GO THERE!!!!!

Father at 13

From this article:

Baby-faced Alfie, who is 13 but looks more like eight, became a father four days ago when his girlfriend Chantelle Steadman gave birth to 7lb 3oz Maisie Roxanne.

Alfie’s dad Dennis told how the lad does not really understand the enormity of his situation — but seemed desperate to be a devoted and responsible father.

He said: “He loves computer games, boxing and Manchester United.” Dennis, who has fathered nine kids, told how he was “gobsmacked” when he discovered Alfie was to be a dad, too.

He said: “When I spoke to him he started crying. He said it was the first time he’d had sex, that he didn’t know what he was doing and of the complications that could come.

“I will talk to him again and it will be the birds and the bees talk. Some may say it’s too late but he needs to understand so there is not another baby.”

He's got 9 kids and he's shocked that his son is following in his footsteps??