March 20, 2009

Taxes In The Bay Area Must Really Be Out Of Control

Especially if Pete Stark is trying to dodge the taxes.

Stark's homestead exemption was first reported yesterday by Bloomberg News. The congressman is the second-ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee and chairs its health subcommittee, which writes tax legislation affecting health care.

Stark said yesterday that he expected Maryland to reject his application for a homestead exemption. "From what I hear from everybody, it will be denied and my taxes will go up," he said. He said he expects his $12,500 annual property tax bill to increase by about $3,000.

 

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March 19, 2009

Headline of the day

Obama cracks jokes on Tonight Show - says Geithner is outstanding

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The obligatory: Obama compares his bowling to the Special Olympics

This is an insult to Special Olympics bowlers, because I can guarantee they can knock down pins a hell of a lot better than the Fresh Prez of Bill Ayers.  Seriously, he's about the most pathetic bowler I've ever witnessed,



Hmm, Cuff sends this along, not so good.

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March 18, 2009

Funny joke

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

"I have complete confidence in Tim Geithner and my entire economic team," Obama said with Geithner at his side on the White House South Lawn.
Oh, wait, he's not kidding.  Crap.

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They don't seem impressed



Part one here.

(h/t)

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March 17, 2009

Priorities

Meanwhile, is anybody answering the phones at the Treasury Department?

Drink up, folks.  It's gonna be a loooooooooong four years.

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Proof That Michigan Should Just Be Put Out Of Its Misery

I mean, how can you explain this?

The hot line began last week to offer callers free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges to help them quit smoking or chewing tobacco. By Monday, the heavy volume of calls had overwhelmed the hot line.

State officials say the hot line will shut down until October because the department has run out of the free products. The new budget year starts Oct. 1.

The quit line was contacted by more than 65,600 callers in five days, and more than 400 staff members were fielding calls

 

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Shocka: Mass coordination between liberal activists and media

Here you go, now we need someone to leak what's going on at this place.

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Obama refusing to budge on denying veterans benefits

What a twat.  Needless to say, the American Legion is none too pleased about this development

So, will some of the Democrats in Congress who served in the military make some noise about this?  Why isn't the GOP leadership making noise about this, this is a no-brainer for them, besides, the military is the only institution the American people have any faith in, this is a winner for them. 

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March 16, 2009

Ooooh...you don't want to do that

I'm afraid that Robert Gibbs signed his own death warrant today.  They'll probably never find the corpse.  Condolences to his family.

(Note that this post is in no way meant to be a threat against Mr. Gibbs.  It is simply a joke about ridiculing the only Vice President in U.S. history to carry a wallet embossed with the words "BAD MOTHER FUCKER.")

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What do you call one imprisoned Philly politician?

A good start.

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Oh Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore! Reconsider!)*

A post in which I openly wonder why Detroit isn't the setting of more post-apocalyptic films.  Why?  Here and here.  That's why. 

*I'll take any excuse to post a Sufjan Stevens song.

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March 15, 2009

I Guess The Polling By The Democrats Over Limbaugh Wasn't Going As They Pleased

I dunno. Maybe that would explain why they are abandoning their coordinated attacks on him.

A participant in the planning meetings described the push as a successor to Democrats' message that Rush Limbaugh is the Republican Party leader. "We have exhausted the use of Rush as an attention-getter," the official said.

O RLY? YA RLY!

So, what is Team Hope And Change planning on doing now?


And officials throughout the party plan to hammer the idea that Republicans are just saying "no" to the president's budget plans without offering their own alternative.


Sigh. That again.

BORING!

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Woman Who Turned Her Car Into Rolling Obama Advertisement Set To Lose Her Car

The irony is delicious.

Stone-Anderson's unemployment was the root of the art, but her lack of work may also bring the loss of it. In May, she gained free time when she was laid off from Rainbow Art and Design in Tampa, Fla., so she started painting her car with leftover acrylics.

Since the layoff, she has been working as a freelance artist, but hasn't been able to find enough work to keep all the bills paid.

Stone-Anderson missed her car payments in December, January and February and has started receiving calls from Chrysler. She has ignored them.

She said that Chrysler has the paperwork to repossess the car, and it's really just a matter of the company finding it at this point. The car is hard to miss, but Stone-Anderson said she's not worried about the company taking it.

"Barack says he's an eternal optimist," she said. "We're like minds."

It took Stone-Anderson four months of planning and two months of painting to transform the car from humdrum white to a vibrant montage of political art. The car's vignettes call for change in areas such as recycling, alternative energy, breast cancer awareness and health care. In July, she even wrangled the novelty license plate "44 PREZ."

Everywhere she takes the car, Stone-Anderson uses it to jump-start conversation. "This car is a magnet," she said.

The reaction to the car hasn't been all good. Some people have screamed obscenities at her.

What does she think President Obama himself would have to say about her art?

"He'd say, 'I'm too busy. Let me solve the world's problems,'" she said.

Her biggest dream for the car right now is just to get it sold so she can appease Chrysler and get a new car.


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Wow! Nice To See Kathleen Parker Knows What Is The Cause Of The Demise Of Newspapers!

I mean, shockingly, this piece sounds as though she, Allah, and the critics of Limbaugh are all one in the same. The contempt for your own side, the arrogance, and the hatred of media critics? True Northeast Republicanism at its finest.

The biggest challenge facing America's struggling newspaper industry may not be the high cost of newsprint or lost ad revenue, but ignorance stoked by drive-by punditry.

Yes, Dittoheads, you heard it right.

Drive-by pundits, to spin off of Rush Limbaugh's "drive-by media," are non-journalists who have been demonizing the media for the past 20 years or so and who blame the current news crisis on bias.



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March 14, 2009

Never let the state take over liquor sales

It just ends up being an expensive, inefficient clusterfuck of bureaucracy and stupidity, oh, and half of the people who run the state-run stores apparently need lessons on how not to be lazy pricks.

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March 13, 2009

Forgive me...

...if I'm a little bit skeptical about the response to this.  I don't have kids, and I don't pretend to know much about how they should be taught about sex, but I'm smelling some bullshit here.

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The obligatory Jim Cramer vs. Jon Stewart post *furiously pushes machine gun button on soundboard*

Am I the only one who didn't watch this crap?  Stewart basically runs a nightly DNC pep rally and Cramer was always a huckster, now's he's a huckster with a soundboard. Can they both lose? 

Actually, I guess since they both voted for Our Lord and Savior, they already did ('course we get dragged down with them)...

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Obama's approval numbers set to crater

How can they not?  What'll be interesting is what'll happen when his numbers crater, and what the invertebrates currently leading the GOP will do. 

Conservatives are going to have a tough choice, we can either try and take over the GOP once and for all over the next three or four election cycles, or we can stand back and let both parties collapse, then try and clean up the mess they leave.  We can't half-ass it and let the GOP leadership engage in big spending, nanny statism and power grabs under our banner anymore.

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Rhetorical question

I suspect that Ed Morrissey knows the answer to his own question about Maxine Waters and the Democrats who wailed about the "culture of corruption":

During the presidential campaign just a few months ago, Democrats tried to paint McCain as corrupt by blowing his role in the Keating Five out of proportion. In fact, they made it sound as though McCain did essentially what Waters has done here, and screeched about corruption. Now that Waters has been shown to interfere with regulators to protect the personal financial interests of her family and her contributors (OneUnited has generated over $12,000 in donations to Waters), will these same Democrats take action against corruption — as they themselves defined it in the fall of 2008?
You get three guesses, and the first two don't count.

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