June 26, 2009

Anyone familiar with the Super Bitch story will know what a bad idea this is

Ripped from the Moron-In-Chief's sidebar...

The Sam's Club iin Salisbury, Maryland, is promoting its pharmacy by handing out pill bottles filled with candy to kids. I guess that's better than filling Dots boxes with Vicodin. Or handing out gallon-sized jugs of Nerds.

On the downside, as a pill recipient at Salisbury News notes, "Now my 3 year old thinks all prescription pill bottles are just tasty snacks".
This is why you don't let your kids think that your recreational drug containers are something to play with.  Even if they don't currently contain your recreational drugs.

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Some Of Us Are More Equal Than Others

At least in the eyes of the health care debate.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, the chief congressional advocate of taxing some employer-provided benefits to help pay for a $1 trillion overhaul of the U.S. health system, says any change should exempt perks secured in existing collective-bargaining agreements, which can be in place for as long as five years.

The exception, which could make the proposal more politically palatable to Democrats from heavily unionized states such as Michigan, is adding controversy to an already contentious debate. It would shield the 12.4 percent of American workers who belong to unions from being taxed while exposing some other middle-income workers to the levy.

“I can’t think of any other aspect of the individual income tax that treats benefits of different people differently because of who they work for,” said Chris Edwards, director of tax policy studies at the Cato Institute, a Washington research group that often criticizes Democrats’ economic proposals. Edwards said the carve-out “smacks of political favoritism.”

Baucus is proposing to tax Americans whose health insurance is valued at a higher rate than what is offered to federal employees. About 40 percent of insured Americans have costlier benefits, and Baucus has said he is trying to set the level at which taxes would be imposed high enough so fewer people are affected.

Never let it be said that the Democrat Party doesn't listen to its paymasters.

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Call Your Congresscritter!

Here you go. Fuck this piece of shit bill and anybody who votes for it.

Oh, and *gasp*thanks*gasp* to my sister in law.


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Joe Biden Is The Smartest Guy Evah!

Once again, I am so glad we dodged a bullet by keeping that snowbilly out of the VPOTUS slot.

Biden also praised Tim Kaine as the "great governor of New Jersey."
One problem: Tim Kaine's not governor of New Jersey.

Jon Corzine is governor of New Jersey (Remember, he didn't wear his seatbelt in the state patrol car for the big high-speed crash).

Tim Kaine is governor of another state, called Virginia.

He's also chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Biden is from Delaware.

He used a Teleprompter.

To steal JWF's line regarding the lady behind Biden in the photo at his site:

I assume she's either Secret Service or Joe's keeper from the sanitarium. And he's not running. He's just speedwalking to his next gaffe.

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Here Is What A Real Leader Does

 At least Sarah Palin knows how to put on a flight suit. I bet Biden would have put the helmet on backwards.


Photo courtesy Army Sgt. Ricardo Branch.

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Blame America, part 11,736,325,752,298

The Iranian ambassador to Mexico is speculating that the CIA may be responsible for the death of Neda Agha-Soltan.

"This death of Neda is very suspicious," Ambassador Mohammad Hassan Ghadiri said. "My question is, how is it that this Miss Neda is shot from behind, got shot in front of several cameras, and is shot in an area where no significant demonstration was behind held?"

He suggested that the CIA or another intelligence service may have been responsible.

"Well, if the CIA wants to kill some people and attribute that to the government elements, then choosing women is an appropriate choice, because the death of a woman draws more sympathy," Ghadiri said.
"I am not saying that now the CIA has done this. There are different groups. It could be the [work of another] intelligence service; it could be the CIA; it could be the terrorists. Anyway, there are people who employ these types of methods."
In response, CIA spokesman George Little said, "Any suggestion that the CIA was responsible for the death of this young woman is wrong, absurd and offensive."
How offensive is it, Mr. Little?  Has Iran finally been offensive enough that America is going to do more than waggle its finger at Iran like a wayward two-year-old and assume that when it grows up its behavior will improve?  This is an insult to the CIA, to the American government, and it cheapens every peaceful demonstration that has happened on American soil and worldwide.  And that's outside of the damage to our stature within Iran, and in Mexico.  Why isn't America asking Mexico to toss this charlatan of an ambassador out on his ear?   Ambassador Ghadiri is maligning our country within the borders of a supposed ally, a country that we send billions of dollars to each year with no expectation of repayment, and Mexico sits still while Ghadiri spits at us across our southern border.

Iran is claiming that the bullet that killed Neda was not a type used in Iran - could it have come from the guns of the 5,000 Hezbollah troops that Iran has brought in to massacre its own people?  Is Iran going to imply next that America is responsible for the at least 19 and possibly hundreds of deaths of peaceful demonstrators?  Did we manage to slip in an entire military division while no one was looking, bent on creating chaos in Iran?

Maybe Iran is hoping that Pluggy Joe will offer another ginormous aid package to settle things down in light of the perception that America killed Neda Agha-Soltan.  I certainly wouldn't put that sort of diplomacy out of the reach of the Obama administration.

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June 25, 2009

The American Community Survey

Any of you Morons get one of these in the mail recently?  My dad got one, and while I was recently house sitting for him and my mom, he started getting calls (with the number blocked...hmmmm) from people asking if he'd completed it.  I said I didn't know.  After a while, they were calling nearly every day (the 'rents  were out of town for two weeks) and, get this, threatening that he could be fined between $100 and $5000 if he didn't send it back!  They can do that?

He let me take a look at it when he got back, and it had some pretty damn intrusive questions.  They ask for the income of everyone in the household, where they work and how long it takes them to get there, and the race of everyone in the home, including the primary countries of origin of their ancestors.  And I got the impression that writing in "Fuck off, that's none of your goddamn business" was not an option.

That's our federal government at work, threatening people and demanding to know what their skin tone looks like.  Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm moving to a cabin in the woods.

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A little environmentalist FAIL for you this evening

I'm sure you've heard this before, I remember hearing about this in both high school and college science classes.  We were all told how we had to control pollution because trace amounts of chemicals in the environment were causing frogs to be deformed, born less one or more legs. 

Well, like most things that environmentalists say, that was utter bullshit.  As it turns out, mutations aren't the cause of the lost leg to begin with, dragonfly nymphs (larvae) are.  What happens is the larvae attack tadpoles in the early stage of a tadpole's development.  The dragonfly larvae will eat the developing legs of a tadpole, the reason being that the legs of a tadpole develop their poison glands in their legs later than their bodies.  It also takes time for the tadpole to develop the regenerative capabilities of a frog, so if a larvae eats the leg at the right stage of development, it won't grow back, many die, but a few make it, and thus, the one legged frogs.  

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Tiger v. Laptop

If any of you want to buy me one of those (tiger and/or laptop), I'll definitely set up a mail drop.

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Quote of the Day

"How many more icons of my youth can we lose in one day? Stay strong, Hasselhoff. Stay strong." - Jim Treacher

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Quick! Someone call Art Bell.

The crop circles mystery has been solved.

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Shocka! Obama-Care To Be Really, Really Expensive

How expensive?

Lets put that into perspective, the entire 2010 federal budget of the US for 2010 is $3.6 trillion. These plans will cost  $2.7-4.0 trillion dollars, think about what that will do to the buget, the burden that will put on your kids, and grand children. On top of that 64-70 million people will be forced to take the government option.

Yup. This should end well.

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Irrelevant Windsurfer Tries To Get In The News Again

Hey! I have an idea! Why not make a joke about John Kerry windsurfing or gold digging and never coming back. Let's see how much the leftards will appreciate that.

U.S. Sen. John Kerry must have been channeling his inner Letterman yesterday.

The Bay State senator was telling a group of business and civic leaders in town at his invitation about the “bizarre’’ tale of how South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford had “disappeared for four days’’ and claimed to be hiking along the Appalachian Trail, but no one was really certain of his whereabouts.

“Too bad,’’ Kerry said, “if a governor had to go missing it couldn’t have been the governor of Alaska. You know, Sarah Palin.’’

Yeah, a fucking kneeslapper.

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The unholy alliance between Philip Morris and the Obama Administration

Did you know Philip Morris/Altria actually supported Congress and the Obama administration's partial takeover of the tobacco industry?  They did, and they actually been actively lobbying for some sort of regulatory effort like this for years now.  So why are they doing this?

It's because Philip Morris is the largest maker of cigarettes and tobacco products in America, with over 50% market share on US cigarette sales.  They actively supported these regulations because they know they can absorb the costs of these regulations and are able to more effectively lobby in DC to protect themselves, smaller tobacco producers aren't able to so.  It was the smaller tobacco producers that opposed this bill, not Philip Morris.  An example,

One health expert told Slate this bill was “a dream come true for Philip Morris,” in part because the company “protects domination of the market and makes it impossible for potentially competitive products to enter the market.” For one thing, effectively banning advertising won’t hurt Marlboro much, but it will crush smaller brands. And adding government control benefits those companies with the best lobbyists.

So basically, Philip Morris is using DC as a bludgeon against their competitors.

And then of course, after most of Philip Morris' competitors fold or are swallowed up, then most everything is under one corporation's control, which makes it very easy to regulate further, or even ban.  Philip Morris is literally selling the rope with which they'll be hung.  If you smoke or chew any brand that is owned by Philip Morris, and here's a list of some of them,

Virginia Slims
Collector's Choice
Benson & Hedges
And any brand under the US Smokeless Tobacco Company, the two biggest are Copenhagen and Skoal

...you may want to consider switching brands.  If tobacco consumers are smart, they'll make Philip Morris pay dearly for this betrayal and their rotten competitive spirit.

What was that line about the merging of corporate and state power, again? 

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PA Dems May Not Be Completely Idiotic After All

Nice to see they are channeling most of us by saying, "Fuck you, Arlen Specter."


Specter's party switch, announced April 28, has hurt his job-performance ratings among Democrats as well as Republicans, according to a telephone survey of 498 registered voters, conducted last week by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College.

Back in March, before the switch, roughly half the voters in each party said that Specter was doing an "excellent" or "good" job in the Senate.

Those numbers have plunged in the latest survey. Whereas 57 percent of Democrats gave him good or excellent ratings in March, only 46 percent rate him as highly now. Among Republicans, 49 percent rated his job performance as good or excellent in March, and only 18 percent gave him those ratings last week.

"Even more troubling for the senator is that the proportion of state residents who believe he deserves re-election has declined from 40 percent to 28 percent," said the poll's director, G. Terry Madonna.

"I think what he's got going is the worst of both worlds," Madonna said. "Republicans have fallen away from him because he left his party, and Democrats are unhappy with him for lots of different reasons. . . . Voters have a lot of uncertainty about what he is likely to do."


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Did Obama Step In It Last Night?

Well, check out this video.

Nice to see he wants better care than what we would get.


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FIFA has more balls than the American government

OK, yeah, they're going to have more balls anyway, being the international governing body for soccer and all, but still.  At least they're demanding an explanation regarding the punishments being handed out to the Iranian national team soccer players.

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Just Make Sure You Don't Stare Directly At It When It Is Opened

Seriously, I swear I saw a movie about this once.

The idea that the Ark is presently in Ethiopia is a well-documented, albeit disputed, tradition dating back to at least 642 B.C. The tradition says it was moved to Elephantine Island in Egypt, then to Tana Kirkos Island in Ethiopia and finally to its present site at St. Mary's of Zion Church in Axum.


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Great Moments In Political Discourse, Urinating Monkey Edition

I guess the folks and critters in Zambia have a unique way of expressing their political views.

"You (monkey) have urinated on my jacket," Banda softly sneered at the monkey.

Banda, who recently won reelection, seemed a bit pee-ved as he paused and looked up to see the animal playing in a tree just above his chair.

"Perhaps these are blessings," he said continuing his address amid laughter from the audience of journalists and diplomats at the presidential offices in the capital Lusaka.

Several monkeys play around the grounds of Banda's residence and his office.

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Sanford, you ignorant slut.

Not only was he having an affair with a woman from Argentina, but he was taking taxpayer-funded trips to Argentina as well

Way to go, champ.

P.S. - I love that the picture they used for this article shows Gov. David Paterson in the background.  Some affairs are more equal than others, I suppose.

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