Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Obese poor people ruin hunger initiative contributions

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The climate is racist

"Climate change is no longer just an environmental issue. It’s now an issue of race, according to global warming activists and policy makers.

“It is critical our community be an integral and active part of the debate because African-Americans are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change economically, socially and through our health and well-being,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., said July 29."

Uh huh.

You sure are 'new on the national scene'

B. Hussein Obama said:
“This is going to be a close election for a long time because I’m new on the national scene and people sort of like what they see but they’re still not sure,” he concluded.

Really -- he said a mouthful. The guy has only skated through 143 days as a Senator. Never introduced any legislation.

He is the ultimate affirmative action candidate -- not really surprised at all that he doesn't have to actually do something in order to run a country. After all: He's black! He dresses well! He can read a teleprompter! He's good looking!

To Barack, everything has always seemed easy as guilty whites cleared the way for him; did his work for him; made excuses for him; pointed him in the right direction.

It just seems *so easy* to him. He might as well act like he is president because he just thinks every one is going to give way again. Easy does it.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Encouraging news

No... As much as I dislike liberals, I don't think we should take guns into the local Democrat precinct headquarters, the Unitarian church.

But I am sort of encouraged by this paragraph in the story about the nut who shot up the liberal church:

A burly usher who died is being hailed as a hero for shielding others from gunfire Sunday at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. Witnesses said some of the men present tackled a man who pulled a shotgun from a guitar case before at least three blasts rang out.
Can you IMAGINE liberal men actually taking on a gunman? WHO KNEW?

I'm not joking when I say this gives me hope. I thought you get a bunch of liberals together and they snivel around and cry until the government rescues them.

This just gives me some hope for America.

BUT WAIT! What if it were a BLACK GUNMAN? Huh? I think if a black gunman went into a white liberal church, they would all lay down and let him shoot them in reparation for slavery.

Global Warming also caused my hangnail

"The excitable Democratic (sic - Democrat) Congressman Ed Markey of Massachusetts told high school students last week that climate change not only caused Hurricane Katrina, but also led to the "Blackhawk Down" battle between American forces and Somali rebels back in 1993."

Fox News political grapevine

Pandering to Democrats

``Wall Street is the villain in the things that happened in the subprime lending crisis and other areas where investigations and possible prosecution is going on,'' John McCain said during a taped appearance on ABC's ``This Week'' program.

Is there a conservative on earth who believes this? Because I just think the cause of the subprime lending crisis was gambling: People gambling that housing prices would go up by taking subprime ARMs. Lenders were in the game, to be sure, since they were actually loaning money to people who didn't qualify. But the fact is: the mortgage crisis was caused by gambling and greed on the part of everyday people who now want us to bail them out. Looks like we're going to. But I'm not ready to blame Wall Street for this.

Friday, July 25, 2008

We need a few more cars in Boston

... so it will warm the hell up in Indiana.

It's 66 degrees here.

Lord, this summer has been so cold, it's as if we owned a pool in Ontario.

What the libs are saying

This kind of surprises me because for eight years the liberals have been hysterical about Bush. That's the only way to characterize it. They've been insane.

Now we have Obama who shows all the signs of wanting to be an emperor. But they actually believe he is sent by God.

Look at this exchange from the Huffington Post.

Teembee says:
Obama is bigger than GOD!

Reply
- C65 See Profile I'm a Fan of C65
teembee,
To make that statement,you apparently don't know God.But keep trying,you're
on the right train track.He is not God,nor is he or anyone on earth bigger,but as
both a bible scholar and devoted christian,I do believe Obama has been ordained
by God.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

That's normally the order... first you are elected...

"I'd love to give a speech in Germany. But I'd much prefer to do it as president of the United States rather than as a candidate for president," McCain told reporters after a meal of bratwurst with local business leaders at Schmidt's Sausage Haus und Restaurant in Columbus' German Village neighborhood.

Yeah. That's typically how it works.

I'm wondering if King Obama has overplayed his hand? Maybe there are enough Americans left who don't want an imperial presidency that are going to be kind of amazed by this.

You know, I can't see Hillary pretending to be queen of the world.

And, you know, this reminds me of when Michelle Obama was writing a thankyou note to Laura Bush for defending her (michelle) in the press. And Michelle started out the letter something like Dear Madam First lady. Well... sheesh, Michelle, she ain't the reigning queen either. How about 'Dear Mrs. Bush."

These people are starting to scare me.

The breathtaking hubris of King B Hussein Obama

The last line of his speech begins...

"People of Berlin -- and people of the world --..."

Hey, Bud, bulletin: You aren't president yet.

Reminds me of the picture of Little Nancy Pelosi (if you blew her to billboard size) suddenly becoming secretary of state when she stumbled into the speaker role.

What they are doing is suggesting to Obama supporters that the deal is done. They are telling them that if the vote in November isn't 100% Obama, then it's just because America doesn't like uppity niggers. And I think that will be a direct quote from Jesse Jackson.

But, of course, the truth is that not everyone wants a Messiah. Most of us have one, thank you. Not everyone wants an affirmative action puppet to be president. In fact, the recent numbers say damn near even the number of people who want Obama and are against Obama. No one is for McCain but that's a different story.

Kevin Willis on starting a business

In mutliple studies, it has been proven time and again that the size of the national economy (in proportion to size of population) of any nation is directly proportional to how easy or hard it is to start a legitimate business. For the longest time, Hong Kong had the highest per capita GDP in the world because it took literally nothing to start a business--you just set up shop, and you were a business. In America, it's very similar, though there is more red tape, and certainly more and more in terms of taxes and legal obligations are being tossed onto employers every day. Still, it's relatively easy to start a business here, and we have the highest standard of living in the world. In most 3rd world nations, you see a similar pattern emerging: it is impossible for the average Joe in Egypt or Ethopia to start a legitimate business. That average time from starting the red tape to having a real, legitimate, government approved privately held business in Egypt was something like 15 years, as I recall. How can you have a robust economy if it takes fifteen years to start a legal business in a country?

Poverty world wide can be measured by two things: how easy is it to start a business, and how easy is it to accumulate capital. Where there are no laws to protect private property, there is no way to build equity or leverage personal property or real estate to start a business. Where starting a business takes years, or can't be done unless you're a member of a select class, the economies are in the toilet. In quasisocialist states like Europe, where it was once fairly easy to start a business, but businesses are now saddled with burdensome regulations, the economies are faltering, and the only thing that prevents much of Europe from going 3rd world is the same thing that prevents New York City from become Detroit--the sheer mass of wealth accumulated and number of businesses created before government regulation and paristical taxes turned growth into slow, but steady, decline.

-- By Kevin Willis (who posted this as a comment on another blog post, but it was too good to be buried!)

WELL... at least Al will go begging

"Just as I was getting my noodle around the idea—suggested by some economists and Wall Street guys—that the government should flat out buy $500 billion in mortgage-backed securities from banks to end the credit crisis, economist Nouriel Roubini goes and ups the ante.

Roubini, the Official Doomsayer of the 21st-Century Housing Crisis, thinks Uncle Sam is going to de facto nationalize U.S. housing via a $1 trillion housing-mortgage bailout. That would be in addition to, I would guess, a complete takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. (If he's right, the government had better be careful, or there won't be enough dough left over to bail out GM and Ford, as well as pay for Al Gore's $5 trillion energy plan.)"
John Pethokoukis, US NEWS

You'll be supporting their good times

"When the mortgage bailout bill comes from Congress, just be aware of why your income is being redistributed to lower income, or in some cases higher income, people. You are not being asked to lend a helping hand to a pitiful group of unfortunates which through no fault of their own now find themselves on hard times because they were victims of unscrupulous lenders. You are being asked to refinance automobiles, big screens, four-wheelers, drug habits, gambling debts, country club bills, and the like."

From Seekingalpha.com

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

You don't need no stinkin' license

In the last couple weeks, I've been told by two separate people that they needed a business license.

I think this is sort of funny, but it also pisses me off.

This is America. You don't need no stinking license to go into business.

If you have something to sell and someone is buying, congrats Bud! You're in business.

If you have something you can do and someone wants to pay you to do it, congrats Bud! You're in business.

The minute you have to buy a license to do business, that's the minute this isn't America.

About three years ago, the local RCA (Thompson Electronics) plant went out of business and lots of local people got a chunk of money. Some of them went into business. Some went into bad businesses. One of them was some fellow who put up a shed on the highway with a sign that said 'Beverage Barn.' Mark and I drove past it every week and with a dollop of schadenfreud exclaimed how that was one of the more obvious bad Thompson retirement fund investments. And it was. Oh God, they must have lost their shirt.

Or, what about the time a woman told me she was going to open a guitar string store in a town with a population of 9,000. I asked her what would happen if everyone who needed a guitar string showed up at her door in one day. Could she, on that day, pay her rent? She wasn't so foolish as to try that business.

I also know of a fellow who wanted to be in the hardware distribution business. I asked him what in the world he was going to do when the mom and pop stores went out of business since Lowes and Home Depot were taking over the market segment. He told me he would keep distributing hardware. I was really skeptical. And, 20 years later, I believe he just built a $20 million building. But it could be $30 million I'm not sure. But anyway, he's way rich.

So, you know, I don't know what government would license but I do know that if you try to tell people their business will work or won't work, some will listen, some won't. But at least part of the time, the person who is trying to say 'don't' will be wrong.

Government can't negotiate risk. Bureaucracies don't take risks. Only individuals do.

You want to know what would be worth burning down Washington over? A business license. Just say no.

Yes, I'm afraid it is

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

No wonder New Yorkers are insane

Here is a view you can keep

One thing I like about NYC is that it is like a holding pen for insane people. They are all herded together in a little knot, reassuring each other that life is FABULOUS. But look at how they live. Imagine the commute to your apartment at the top of some horrible building like that. And I'm just talking about the elevator. Imagine looking out your window and seeing a hot mess of buildings and thinking 'we'll take it!" LOL You just have to be insane to appreciate that.

I really hope global warming does drown them all like rats in a sewer. (Except for my bro, of course. ) Earth correcting an imbalance.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

It's a happening!

Monday, July 14, 2008

The politics of being inadvertently honest


“On the cover of the July 21, 2008, issue of the The New Yorker, in ‘The Politics of Fear,’ artist Barry Blitt satirizes the use of scare tactics and misinformation in the Presidential election to derail Barack Obama’s campaign.” New Yorker news release.

Probably the closest thing we'll see to actual Obama criticism for the next four years!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

GOD BLESS AMERICA (9 seconds)

video

Wheat harvest



We always watch the local dairy farmer's crops with interest. He usually plants corn and indeed he has a handsome crop in most of his fields this year. Enormous stalks brimming with corn. But on the field across from my house, he planted an early wheat crop (or was that some sort of hay?) He harvested yesterday, sending a dozen trucks and reapers into the half-mile square field and made short work of it.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

What IS this shape?

No doubt everyone will be delighted that the first monstrous cathedral of the 21st century has been nearly completed by the Diocese of Oakland, the ghastly Cathedral of Christ the Light, a perfectly horrible egg-thing.

It reminds me of something. Can't quite put my finger on it. What IS this shape?

In keeping with my previously stated thesis that ALL modern religious art and architecture is designed to portray Christ and Christians as evil, I know that when it comes to me just what this SHAPE is, I'll be horrified.

What is it? It looks like amputated leg, with a gaping wound out of which pops an egg thing.

The view from the top is decidedly 'eye' like... almost Masonic.

Looks eerily like a redesigned 'eye of providence' in the dollar bill.

What freedom is not

" Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered.

(Freedom is) not entitlement. An entitlement is what people on welfare get, and how free are they?

Freedom is not an endlessly expanding list of rights— the "right" to education, the "right" to food and housing. That's not freedom, that's dependency. Those aren't rights, those are the rations of slavery— hay and a barn for human cattle.

There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences."

P.J.O'Rourke

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

It's July and it is 50 degrees



It has been just freezing in Indiana all spring and the first days of summer are no different.

But I imagine if we had a June like the one in the 1930s, people would be running around hysterically calling for an end to all use of oil to stop. Kind of like Harry Reid is doing now.