Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The climate is racist
“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."
You sure are 'new on the national scene'
“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
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
Fox News political grapevine
Pandering to Democrats
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
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
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.
Obama is bigger than GOD!
- C65 See Profile I'm a Fan of C65
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
Thursday, July 24, 2008
That's normally the order... first you are elected...
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
"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
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
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
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
You don't need no stinkin' 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.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
No wonder New Yorkers are insane
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
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
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?
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 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."