April 30, 2010
It's been a while since I had a good old fashioned rant. Today, I feel the need for one.
I don't think anyone here is unaware of the fact that I am an athiest. I don't think anyone here is unaware of the fact that I believe in gay rights. I also don't think anyone here thinks that because of those two issues, I am not a conservative. What continues to shock and amaze me is that there are people out there who really, honestly, sincerely and completely believe that because I am not Christian and because I beleive in homosexual rights that I am not, cannot be, will never fucking be a conservative.
I know that I am never going to move or sway the social-cons. I know that there is nothing I can say that will change their minds. But, damnit, I still fucking have something to say about it.more...
I use the word truth in the loosest sense of the word.
US Orders Blackout Over North Korean Torpedoing Of Gulf Of Mexico Oil Rig
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
A grim report circulating in the Kremlin today written by Russiaâ€™s Northern Fleet is reporting that the United States has ordered a complete media blackout over North Koreaâ€™s torpedoing of the giant Deepwater Horizon oil platform owned by the Worldâ€™s largest offshore drilling contractor Transocean that was built and financed by South Koreaâ€™s Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., that has caused great loss of life, untold billions in economic damage to the South Korean economy, and an environmental catastrophe to the United States.
Most important to understand about this latest attack by North Korea against its South Korean enemy is that under the existing â€œlaws of warâ€ it was a permissible action as they remain in a state of war against each other due to South Koreaâ€™s refusal to sign the 1953 Armistice ending the Korean War.
On the night of April 20th the North Korean Mini Submarine manned by these â€œsuicidalâ€ 17th Sniper Corps soldiers attacked the Deepwater Horizon with what are believed to be 2 incendiary torpedoes causing a massive explosion and resulting in 11 workers on this giant oil rig being killed outright. Barely 48 hours later, on April 22nd , this North Korean Mini Submarine committed its final atrocity by exploding itself directly beneath the Deepwater Horizon causing this $1 Billion oil rig to sink beneath the seas and marking 2010â€™s celebration of Earth Day with one of the largest environmental catastrophes our World has ever seen.
To the reason for North Korea attacking the Deepwater Horizon, these reports say, was to present US President Obama with an â€œimpossible dilemmaâ€ prior to the opening of the United Nations Review Conference of the Parties to the Treat on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) set to begin May 3rd in New York.
Ah another fine conspiracy theory brought to you by the lovely people at what does it mean (sorry no links for loonies).
I can believe that there was a terrorist attack, I can even believe that North Korea might want to try something like this. What I have trouble believing is that if this was a North Korean attack and all this information was out there that it wouldnâ€™t have leaked from someplace besides the Russian Northern Fleet, and that if the Russians were leaking it they wouldnâ€™t have contacted someone a little more reliable than Sorcha Faal, say maybe the NY Times or the Washington Post. Sorcha Faal was also behind a rumor last year the Obama was ordering 100,000 troops deployed. Lew Rockwellâ€™s site (the guy behind the anti-Semitic Ron Paul newsletters) was all over that rumor as was The Classic Liberal, so I am not going to be real surprised if they pick this one up and give it a lot more distribution than it deserves.
"In this political environment," Cornyn said, "it's not necessarily helpful for candidates running in the states to have the national party chairman" endorse them.
Oh, I'm not so sure of that, it's more that the NRSC under Cornyn's leadership has demonstrated such profound tone-deafness and ignorance in their endorsement choices and statements, that they've provoked a nasty reaction from their own political base, who have decided the assorted GOP leaders are too incompetent to be trusted with doing this task anymore.
Cornyn has this too,
"More than any time than I've seen in the recent past," Cornyn added, "instead of a Contract for America [voters] want a Contract from America."
Cornyn said that voters don't want to "have their choices made" for them by the political elite. They want those in Washington to hear their voices.
See, he's got this wrong...which is of course typical, as he's a Republican in a leadership position, after all. Also, this is partially wrong,
The more complicated truth, say top GOP officials from both wings of the party, is that an ornery conservative base is expressing its disgust for Republicans who have both flagrantly defied the party and represent a distrusted political establishment.
Itâ€™s not just that Crist has veered from party orthodoxy, though thatâ€™s part of it. Rather, he and his fellow endangered GOP centrists have been tagged as insiders at a time when voters are disgusted by Washington specifically and incumbents generally.
Yeah, we're damned pissed at the GOP leadership for their laziness and defying even the most basic principles of the Republican Party, but that's an oversimplification of what is happening here. The base isn't simply pissed at centrists, or we'd be railing against Scott Brown, and we're not doing that. Rather, we resent like hell the fact that, in essence, we elected/hired you, the GOP leadership, to do a job, and you're doing a fucking wretched one.
Conservatives as a whole aren't exactly enthused by the thought of getting deeply involved in government, as it's a dirty, filthy, corrupt and corrupting force, whereas liberals view government as a religion and pseudo-god, so they're happy to wallow in the mud. Conservatives are more than happy to vote, occasionally donate, maybe even volunteer a bit for the cause, but unlike leftists, who again, worship government power, they'd much rather be working and advancing in our careers/entrepreneurial endeavors, raising families and pursuing interests than have lives revolve around government and the party. Conservatives resent like hell that not only did the GOP not do a job that conservatives hired them to do, not only were they impotent in resisting the left, but also complicit in helping create this leviathan. The GOP has proven so fucking unreliable that conservatives are forced to take time away from their own lives to fix the disaster. And they aren't happy about it.
There has been much discussion about the on-going and intensifying departure of physicians from the family medicine/general practice fields. The reasons for this are manifold and are not the point of this post. One of the more frequent suggestions is to permit, if not require, physicians assistants and/or nurse practitioners to take over many of the functions currently performed by physicians. This includes initial evaluations, taking of histories, physical examinations and other such actions.
Here's a problem that I have not seen discussed elsewhere, possibly because it isn't that obvious of a problem. What happens in workers' comp and liability cases when the evaluations and care are almost exclusively performed by a PA/NP. This is not an idle question on my part. For those who do not know, I work in the personal injury field, plaintiff side. Many of our clients are receiving their primary care from a PA/NP for a work injury or after being in an accident. It is routine for opposing counsel to attack the treating physician's opinion on the grounds that the treating physician didn't actually do the examinations and didn't actually take the history and is relying on someone who isn't a doctor to make medical determinations. This line of attack has varying success but it is always, always done. The theory behind this is that a PA/NP does not posses the requisite skill, training and experience to make medical determinations. That is to be left to a physician.
So what's going to happen in the future? The public is being told that a PA/NA is qualified to make those determinations and provide that treatment. If that is the case, then what will happen on the legal side of it? Will state workers' comp law be altered to require acceptance of a PA/NP's determination as to the cause of an injury? What about expert witness qualifications? Will a PA/NP now be deemed qualified to provide expert testimony in a medical malpractice case?
The ramifications of the Health Care Reform bill go far beyond the obvious.
April 29, 2010
3. Jonah Hex
The first two had already been destroyed but now it appears Jonah Hex will join the list. At least if this trailer is any indication;
Is it really so difficult to stay in canon and go with the perfectly good Jonah Hex stories from the comics? Is that too freaking much to ask?
I didn't get too riled up when there was Obama campaign material in the Department of Technical Services building of Denver Public Schools, right outside the CTO's office. And I've ignored the fact that the district is a hostile work environment for just about anyone holding conservative beliefs. It is, after all, an urban school district, and many of the people holding administrative and teaching positions are to the left of Bill Ayers. It's just the nature of the beast.
But really, DPS? You're really going to refuse to train your employees because you disagree with a law a state has passed? Denver has a mayor whose restaurant employed an illegal alien cop-killer who had been stopped multiple times prior to the murder for traffic violations, and Denver is widely known as a sanctuary city thanks to its refusal to enforce immigration laws. Do you really want conservatives boycotting Denver based on its refusal to deal with its illegal immigration issue? Are illegal immigrants paying so much more in tax dollars, are illegal immigrants so much more culturally valuable than citizens, that it's worth it to the city of Denver to alienate middle America? And WTFingF makes Denver Public Schools think it has the right to make a political statement of any sort?
The best part of the stupidity is this:
A written statement released by the district this morning said DPS is forming a Citizens Advisory Committee to study the issue further.Pretty please, Denver Public Schools, could you form a Citizens Advisory Committee to puzzle out how to make your graduation rate go up from its current 76.9%? Could you form a Citizens Advisory Committee to puzzle out how to make it less than a thousand dollars a month to insure a family, so that your employees don't have children dying of asthma because they're forced on to public assistance for their insurance? Could you form a Citizens Advisory Committee to puzzle out how to teach your administrators and teachers to deal with children in ways that don't involve duct tape? Seriously, Denver Public Schools, could you form a Citizens Advisory Committee to educate the district about what does and does not help the district achieve its mission of educating children?
Now, if GS did not disclose the true facts about those funds or if GS misrepresented the contents of those funds, that's fraud and throw the book at them. But I cannot for the life of me figure out what the actual facts are beneath the screaming. So put me some knowledge, what the hell did GS do?
â€¢Headline: "The Candidate From Xenophobia"Notice that I used the word "debatable" earlier in describing the candidate's stance. That's because I think people who live here should learn English, but resident aliens, many of whom are small business owners (and I have plenty of experience with such people, who were the immigrant parents of my friends) need to get their drivers' licenses in order to fuel our economy.
â€¢The candidate, Tim James, is given "the award for best bottom-feeding campaigner," and readers are told that in Alabama, "'We speak English,â€ Mr. James warns in a make-my-day growl.'"
â€¢The editorial notes that, "Running in a four-way Republican nomination race, Mr. James, a business executive, is transparently intent on tapping into the anti-immigrant, anti-government mood of malcontent voters." Yes, "malcontent." Because their concerns aren't legitimate at all.
What I can't stand is the idea that people who think that the idea of learning the dominant language of this country is some sort of problem facing immigrants. I grew up in an environment where lots of my neighbors were resident aliens, some of whom worked toward citizenship. Others kept their citizenship in their home nations. But they ALL spoke English.
The bottom line? Fuck you, NYT. That is all.
Never run from adversity, despair, or trouble.
Always be fearless when trouble comes your way.
Always be the rock upon whom all pin their hopes and wishes for a better tomorrow.
Always stand in front of your charges and lead in the same fashion.
Always be willing to sleep coverless, cold, and wet to make sure your charges are warm and dry.
Always give your charges your portions to keep them sustained.
Always shoulder the blame and share the glory.
And never, ever, ever think that you or your cause are insignificant. Never let your fear of failure keep you from taking a risk.
And ALWAYS be bold and never run from a challenge, for the challengers will nopt anticipate a response.
Oh, and tell anything in your way that it better move, or it will get goatfucked so hard, the dried up juices will be squeezed out of it by the asskickingly asskicking boot of asskiciking.
So, be brave. Never quit, and fuck anything that tells you not to try something. Fuck them with a pair of rusty roller skates soaked in liquid hate.
April 28, 2010
If you gave me a list of stories where I had to choose which one was made up I'm not sure if you could invent one I would choose over this.
We met at a Millcreek Tavern......snip
We went back to my apartment. .... And had sex, as planned.
You looked beautiful half covered in my sheets when I left to use the bathroom. When I came back, this is what I saw:
You standing naked at my computer. You with your hand on the keyboard, not typing. You grabbing the flash drive.
You insert it into your vagina, like a tampon.
And the big finish
Iâ€™d like to see you again. Iâ€™d like to see my flash drive again.
See, I'd let her keep it.
But I'm not from Philly.
RTWT, it's amusing.
Belated H/T (like always) The Agitator, who's having a pun contest.
Trying to think of one made me belatedly realize the title should have been "That does not compute".
"Well, I probably shouldn't say this," he said over lunch last month. ''But I have thought from time to time that I might have helped the country more if I'd stayed a Republican.''
Specter mused that perhaps if he'd remained in the caucus he could have persuaded one or two of his GOP colleagues to support health care reform. Not one Senate Republican voted in favor of it, but he swears he would have regardless of party affiliation.
April 27, 2010
Catherine Zeta Jones' thighs are just. Proof that God loves me and wants me to be happy.
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