January 31, 2009

Money well spent

Behold Stimulus Watch, which gives you an idea of what we'll be getting for our billions. I particularly liked this one:

Forks of the Road Heritage Trail. This project would greatly enhance one of the primary gateways to our city by creating an African American/Ethnic Heritage Trail along a stretch of St. Catherine Street between the Forks of the Road Slave Market Site
All for a cool $600,000,000. Which the site estimates will create a whopping 65 jobs in the Natchez, MS area.  Yay!

(Via Moron Central.)

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I think we just found one way Obama will preserve jobs

Mandate it

On Friday, Obama issued an executive order that requires all new contractors who win a service contract to include a clause that requires them to give the right of first refusal to the workers under the prior contract. The new contractor cannot hire anyone new until the right of first refusal has been been provided. Why the hell would anyone bid on a new contract if the new company isn't allowed to bring in its own employees?

And of course there's an exemption provision, of course there is. I see no situations in which the director of an agency would possibly decide that, nope, this won't apply to this contract. None at all!

Worst.  End of Civilization.  Ever.

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January 30, 2009

Fun with Identity Politics

I would try to make some jokes about this, but, well, the jokes write themselves.

Um, not so much jokes, if you will, as, well, death threats.  I'm sure some Reichwing RethugliKKKans were responsible.  Yeah.

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January 29, 2009

28% of American public is utterly pathetic

Really, cried?

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Marion Barry Is In Trouble Again

This is not a recording.

Note to Marion Barry: Tax Day 2009 is Wednesday, April 15.

While we're at it, Tax Day 2010 is Thursday, April 15.

You may want to circle those dates on your calendar right about ... now.

Why the reminder? It seems the Mayor For Life didn't file his tax returns (yet again) for 2007, according to the Washington Post.

This news comes after Barry pleaded guilty in 2005 to two misdemeanor tax charges and admitted to not filing his taxes from 1999 to 2004.  So he didn't pay most of the taxes he owed on more than $500,000 in income.  Big whoop, right?  If the nation's treasury secretary can't figure out this whole taxes thing, who can?

Barry, who now makes more than $92,000 per year as a council member, had no comment for the Post and didn't let on to when he might file his taxes.  

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January 28, 2009

What he said

Treacher gets what's going on with the lame celebrity "I Pledge" video that I mentioned here (and again, here) several days ago:

Have you ever spent time around children? I did, before the court order. When a little kid doesn't get what he wants, the adult who has thwarted his will is, to borrow a phrase, the Worst Person in the World. But the second that kid gets what he wants, everything is suddenly wonderful. It's like for the last 8 years, Bush was the mean babysitter who didn't let Ashton Kutcher and Ashley Judd eat ice cream for dinner and stay up past their bedtime. But now they've got a new babysitter and he's so cool and he's promising all sorts of amazing things and oh isn't everything just totally super awesome?
Bullseye.

Anyway, read the whole thing, and watch about the first half of the video he has up there, before it segues into a rant about libertarians (unless you like that sort of thing).

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Who could have possibly seen this coming?

It turns out that a bunch of the money in the Obama stimulus package isn't really meant to stimulate the economy, but is, instead, going to inject cash into a bunch of liberal pet projects.

No, really?

(h/t)

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As God As My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Wouldn't Form Gangs

Apparently, some postal route in Kennedy Land is under attack from gangs of wild turkeys.

Nearly every day over the last five months, an average of 10 turkeys — led by a pair of male "ring leaders" — have been chasing and attempting to peck a postal worker on his route along Marmion Way and South Street.

Rockport Post Office Delivery Manager Tim Russell said slippery sidewalks and territorial dogs are common challenges for his carriers, but over the 22 years he's worked for the U.S. Postal Service, he's never seen anything quite like this.

"Some of the neighbors said their dogs have been attacked, but mostly it's just been our postal truck," Russell said. "They chase the truck down the street — two males in particular — it's just unbelievable."

The local post office stopped delivering mail to several South Street homes after an incident Jan. 15 when a number of passers-by stopped to help the postal worker as he was being chased by the quick-trotting turkeys.

"Last week, people had to intervene so (the mail carrier) could get back to his truck," Russell said yesterday. "He was trying to wave a bag full of mail at the turkeys as he ran when some folks pulled over to shoo the turkeys away."

For weeks prior to the incident, Russell said the mail carrier had tried to park the truck out of sight or change the time of day he was delivering the mail to that area, but nothing worked.

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January 27, 2009

I'm sure this will be effective

A petition to tell big bad Rush Limbaugh how much he hurt your widdle feewings.

Stand strong against Rush Limbaugh’s Attacks — sign our petition, telling Rush what you think of his attacks on President Obama. We’ll send Limbaugh your comments.
I'm guessing talking to Rush about your bruised feelings will be about as effective as talking to Iran about their nuclear program.  And I'm still stymied by why the libtards are so threatened by conservative radio that they're up in arms over every little thing that's said.

If any of you send a coded message to Rush, please post it in the comments so we can all laugh at it too.

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The forgotten victims

The new Age of Obama has been tough on a lot of us, but there's one group of poor, downtrodden souls who haven't received much attention—liberal political cartoonists who are having trouble ridiculing The One:

After poking fun at George W. Bush for eight years — often drawing him with big ears and a severe overbite, or as a gung-ho Joe College type, or simply as a clueless doofus — political cartoonists are finding Barack Obama a more elusive target.

Bush's emotive facial expressions, easy-to-caricature physical features and, most of, all his deeply unpopular political decisions were fodder for liberal-leaning cartoonists. But the cool and detached Obama enters the White House at a time of considerable economic anxiety, bolstered by wishes of goodwill even from some political opponents.

"I had all my villains in place for eight years and they've been taken away," lamented Pulitzer Prize winner Pat Oliphant, one of the most widely syndicated cartoonists. "I don't know that I've ever had this experience before, of a president I maybe like. This is an antagonistic art. We're supposed to concentrate on finding things wrong. There's no point in drawing a cartoon that's favorable."
Awwwww. Doesn't your heart just bleed for the poor dears? No? Well, frankly, mine doesn't either.  Fuck 'em.

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Well, if Al Franken can do it...

It seems that a friend of Blago's had an interesting idea about who he ought to offer Obama's Senate seat to...

"She seemed to be someone who had helped Barack Obama in a significant way become president," Blagojevich said. "She was obviously someone with a much broader bully pulpit than other senators."
Click here to find out who he was talking about, and check under your seat for a surpriiiiiise!

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This Much Common Sense Must Not Be Allowed!

Undoubtedly, attempts by the state of New Jersey to require High School Seniors to take basic finance courses is too good to survive the stupidity that is The Government.

The Senate Education Committee approved a pilot program in personal financial education despite concerns about overloading the high school curriculum.

Sen. Jim Whelan, D-Absecon, expressed concerns about adding requirements to the high school curriculum without extending the length of the school day.

The New Jersey Education Association says financial lessons can be incorporated into existing coursework in business, economics, math or home economics.


Overloading the curriculum? I didn't know "Flag Burning 101" took up that much time. I guess Big Brother can't allow the precious snowflakes to learn a thing or two about handling money. That might *gasp* make them think for themselves and not rely upon the Magic Unicorns for everything.

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January 26, 2009

The pot just called the kettle delusional

While grousing about his inclusion on a Forbes' list of the 25 Most Influential Liberals In The U.S. Media, Andi Sullivan writes the following (link goes to Forbes.com, not St. Andrew of the Blessed Heart-Ache, by the way):

Sure, I opposed the McCain-Palin ticket, although I made McCain a close second as my favorite in the primaries [after Ron Paul—ed]. No sane person, in my judgment, could have supported the farcical inclusion of an absurdly under-qualified and delusional crackpot like Palin as a potential president of the United States.
This, from a demented, vag-o-phobic Trig Truther who has spent endless hours smearing Sarah Palin and her innocent children in a quixotic quest to "ask questions" about whether or not she had actually given birth to her own infant son.  Not to mention the fact that he once Questioned the Timing™ of the announcement that a terror plot had been broken up because of Ned Lamont's Connecticut Senate primary win.  What the fuck business does this douche have contemplating anything about the choices "sane" people might make?

I'd say I hope he dies in a fire, but that's too good for him.

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January 25, 2009

Leonard Pitts, dishonest, sanctimonious twat

He asks this about Rush's hope that Obama fails to enact his agenda,

``I hope he fails.''

Do you ever say that about your president if you are an American who loves your country? Would you say it about George W. Bush, who was disastrous; about Bill Clinton, who was slimy; about Jimmy Carter, who was inept; about Richard Nixon, who was crooked? You may think he's going to fail, yes. You may warn he's going to fail, yes.

But do you ever hope he fails? Knowing his failure is the country's failure? Isn't that, well . . . disloyal?



Hey Lenny, your pipe?  Put this in, start smoking.  That collection of quotes isn't even the tip of the iceberg, it's a few molecules that make up a microscopic sliver of the iceberg.  I'm done listening to dishonest twats like you who want to pretend the endless stream of treasonous and vile shit spewed endlessly from the liberal elite and nutroots these past eight years never happened.

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January 23, 2009

President Obama

Fuck.  You.

Update:  Obama's immediate hubris, arrogance and lack of nuance in the first week of his presidency confirms my greatest fear.

This is the end game for the left.  They believe the 2008 election was the G.O.P.'s Waterloo. 

They aren't just going to lead from the center in an attempt to maintain slim electoral majorities.  They intend this to be the end.  Obama believes they have enough momentum and majority to finish it and they will act with all the entitlement and lack of diplomacy that such a mentality implies.

Some predictions.  They will, before the end of this term, remove the Senate rule that requires 60 votes to close debate; the so-called Nuclear Option.  They will also attempt to bring back the Fairness Doctrine (as a commenter points out). 

In their mind, this is the last 8 years of two-party Democracy in America.  And why not?  A bare majority of the population which will only grow with increased entitlements and (il)legal immigration.  Soon, a majority of American's will take more from the government than they put in, ensuring that those that pay for government will be too few to change anything.  They have a media so supportive that they come with an underwire. 

They have every advantage and this time there will be no pussy-footing around.  This is for keeps. 

Don't say you weren't warned.

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I Have A Great Idea To Cut Spending

Let's release prisoners early.

"It's the length of stay that is driving our high incarceration rate in this state," Department of Corrections Director Patricia Caruso told reporters. "People just do a lot more time."

About 12,000, or one-fourth, of Michigan's 48,000 prisoners are beyond their earliest release date. That's down from 17,000 when Granholm took office in 2003.

Policymakers want to pass laws limiting the parole board's discretion to hold inmates beyond their minimum sentence. The requirement would start with prisoners sentenced after April 1 of this year, so those in prison now wouldn't be affected -- though the board already has taken steps on its own to reduce the number of inmates being held beyond their earliest release date.

Outside experts analyzed the prison system during a yearlong review requested by the Democratic governor and legislative leaders. The bipartisan report released Thursday by the Council of State Governments was backed by legislators and administration officials who worked on the project.

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January 22, 2009

More class acts from the left during the Ball for wounded vets

After most of the acts bailed on performing at the last minute, and of course Our Lord and Savior too, George Clinton and P. Funk agreed to perform...great, until they decided to roll out a huge FUCK GEORGE banner.  They're claiming the banner was for George Clinton, but a bunch of the vets bailed on the ball as a result.

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Question to all those blue collar guys who voted for Obama

You feeling stupid this morning?  You should be.  Of course, if you're like Western PA, no matter how shitty the Democrats treat you, no matter how often they spit on you and degrade you, you'll just turn around and say "please sir, may I have another?" 

Oh, and there's this line from Rangel,

RANGEL: And one thing you can depend on, you don’t have to be worried about what the middle-class is gonna do. Things are so bad. They have to put food on their tables. Clothes for their kids. Get them in school. I think this is a tremendous opportunity for a stronger America.


No words can describe how disturbing it is to read that.

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A name that says "Please have a gay affair with me"

Apparently Portland mayor Sam Adams, the first openly gay mayor of a major city, has been in office less than a month and already has a sex scandal.  He slept with a legislative intern who was 17 years old at the time (he's now 21). 

The kid's name?  Beau Breedlove.  Seriously.  Gayest name ever in the history of ever.

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January 21, 2009

HuffPo Hack: "Hey, let's impeach John Roberts!"; Update

There is no excuse for ruining the Messiah's Ascension.  I'm quoting the whole thing* :

There is simply no excuse for United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts bungling the presidential oath of office to such an extent that Barack Obama might need to do it again, at least in private, to ensure the legality of his inauguration.

Roberts should be impeached and removed from office for this unforgivable error. The Constitution requires certain language for a presidential oath of office. Roberts blew it. And if he doesn't understand such things he should be fired for misfeasance of the first order.

I guess this tool missed the fact that two other inauguration oaths have had to be retaken, apparently without requiring the impeachment of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  I suppose this new impeachment requirement is what "Changetm" meant.  Oh, by the way, you'll never guess which station has hired this genius as a media analyst.

*Good luck suing me, Craigy, I have no money or savings or anything.  Certainly no unicorn farm yet.

(h/t)

Update: Even President Obama says that Chief Justice Roberts isn't to blame:

“We’re up there, we’ve got a lot of stuff on our mind, and he actually helped me out on a couple of stanzas there,” Obama told ABC News backstage at the “Neighborhood Ball.”

“So overall, I think it went relatively smoothly and I’m very grateful to him.”

Good on you, Mr. President.

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