Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Governor Pawlenty said he would sign Franken's certificate of election, so it appears this POS is on it's way to DC.
I may as well go find his website and add it to my "buddy" list. I'll probably be wearing out a cyber path to the dipshit's computer.
This is one for the voters in this state. WHAT THE HELL IS THE MATTER WITH YOU???
(side note) Blogspot won't let me put Franken in the label section down below, opting for Frankenslime. Honest. I kid you not. I guess even puters know.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Infomercial King, Billy Mays, was found unresponsive by his Wife at their Tampa Florida home this morning. He was born William Mays in McKees Rocks, Pa., on July 20, 1958.
(h/t FOX news) Mays was on board a US Airways flight that blew out its front tires as it landed at a Tampa airport on Saturday, MyFOXTampa.com reported.
US Airways spokesman Jim Olson said that none of the 138 passengers and five crew members were injured in the incident, but several passengers reported having bumps and bruises, according to the station.
Authorities have not said whether Mays' death was related to the incident.
His ubiquitousness and thumbs-up, in-your-face pitches won Mays plenty of fans. People line up at his personal appearances for autographed color glossies, and strangers stop him in airports to chat about the products.
"I enjoy what I do," Mays told The Associated Press in a 2002 interview. "I think it shows."
What I worry about now is, are we going to be subjected to more and more of the Sham-Wow guy. He's an instant (and I mean instant) channel changer. Unless it's misnews, I will watch anything before going through one of his commercials. Not so with Billy Mays. I didn't find him annoying, so even if I've seen the commercial a thousand times Iwatched it. Sometimes even savored it.
At only 50 years of age, Billy has gone far too soon. As a late late night tv viewer, I will miss the great, the one and ONLY, Billy Mays.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
We got that new 2nd Car Czar this week, along with another agency. First we had the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry. Along with that, we now have the White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers. Doesn't that assure you that we have all the bases covered?
Then we had those pesky Uighers. We got the first batch moved to Bermuda. Oh what a media nightmare that almost became. Now some of em don't want to go to Baloa, Bolao, Below, Blow or whatever that island is.
Seems some of that damn media was snooping around and found out Judge Sotomayor was more of a racist than previously thought.
The One probably thought this week would be a good one to quietly reestablish diplomatic ties with Syria and Venezuela. Ya just cant's have enough dictators and terrorists to support.
This week somebody noticed we're spending less and less of the porkulous money. You know, the money we had to get out there. No time to read the bill because America needed the money NOW. Well, seems you need a crowbar to pry open Messiah's checkbook. US is distributing about half the money it was a month ago. Remember a couple weeks ago when he said we're going to ramp the spending up?
Who can forget our pal in North Korea. Kimmy's little tug boat, Kang Nam 1, is floating it's way to Myonmar or where ever. Maybe with a nuke, but problaly not. Looks like all that tough talk from the White House meant nothing again. It appears we're not going to enforce that 'almighty' UN resolution. Who saw that one coming? Uhboma seems to have gone weak in the knees when Kimmy threatened to "wipe out US aggressors" with a "fire shower of nuclear retaliation." Maybe should have called him at 3 a.m. about that one.
Did you happen to catch that press conference on Tuesday? That coulda been one of those Nixon debate moments if the Prez weren't such a Joe Cool. Since when does the President of the United States do commercials for a blog? Way to get your plug in there Arianna. Too bad Major Garrett had to harsh his rhythem with a real question. That's how we found out he's been "apalled" and "outraged" all along about that darn Iran thing. We just didn't notice the message sublety coming from his statements. That whole Neda thing was just awful. Can't you just feel him?
Time for state run media on Wednesday. No, were not talking Hugo in Venezuela. We're talkin Barack in the USA. That big "debate" on healthcare didn't quite draw the people he hoped for. Seems a rerun of CSI-NY beat him out. Seems he came in last with the dino networks. Good thing though, cuz he kinda got tripped up when it came to the old folks. Under Obamacare Gramma isn't going to get that knee replacment because "evidence shows it's not necessarily going to improve" her health. Whoops! He also forgot to mention that, according to the CBO, it's going to cost 4 trillion smackerooneys. Those pesky facts.
We also learned we're going to have left over weinies on the 5th of July. None of those Jew hating Iranians are coming for our Indepence celebration. Wouldn't that be kinda iranic?
I'll bet the One had to drop to his knees to thank Allah for South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford cheating on his Wife. As long as he's down there, thanks had to be given for Farrah and Micheal Jackson grabbing some headlines. With all that going on, ABC, CBS ans NBC just couldn't find the time to let people know that the, arguedly, most important bill (to us) would be debated in Congress Friday. You know the one about that 1,200 dollar stamp I'm going to buy next year?
Time for a LUAU!!!!!!!!!!!
All that comotion also covered up that nasty thing about firing Inspector General Gerald Walpin. He's the INDEPENDENT Inspector General pushing for further investigation into one of Great Leader's pals and AmeriCorps. Gosh darnit. It also didn't hurt to help cover up the news that Representative John Conyers Wife, Monica, just plead guilty to taking bribes. Uh oh!
All is well now though. It's the weekend, Congress went on vacation, tomorrow is date night and all that nasty hubbub will be long gone with America's attention span and another news cycle.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Seems public opinion means less and less these days. By 52% to 46%, more Americans disapprove of the new law expanding the federal government's power to regulate the manufacturing and marketing of tobacco products.
All the numbers I'm about to give out are from a Gallup Poll, conducted June 14-17.
The question was asked - Do you approve or disapprove of the new law that gives the federal government power to regulate the manufacturing and marketing of cigarettes and other tobacco products? When it came down to smokers, only 28% approved where 69% disapproved. (not too surprizing) Of nonsmokers it was much closer. 50% approved of the new law and 48% disapproved.
As a nonsmoker for over 2 years now, I'm in that 48% that disapprove. In this day and age, if you don't know smoking is bad for you, you are just too stupid. Jobs and livelihoods have been lost far too often. The nanny laws in place will never be reversed at this point, but they could be changed. Why not allow 'bars only' allow smoking? If they don't want to be around it, an adult should be able to make the decision to not go in a building where people might be smoking.
How many people working in a bar, that use that job to support their family and can't be or don't want to be around smoking, couldn't find a comperable job elsewhere? Take that number of people versus the family business' that have been lost, the jobs lost in those bars and the smoke shops closed down along with those employees.
Look at the small towns across the country, or just here in Minnesota, where the bar is the only business in town. Look at the small neighborhood bars that have been there for 40, 50 years or maybe a century. Sometimes those are the only gathering places for people that otherwise wouldn't socialize.
Another number coming out of this poll is 17% want it to be illegal to smoke anywhere in the United States. Anywhere! Unfreakin believable! Some one resting in a leather chair in Washington D. C., doesn't want some one on a small Pacific island (US territory), sitting on a large rock, overlooking a wide open ocean to lean back and relax with a fine cigar.
Part of America's culture is being taken away and in most cases, it's not what we people want. This isn't going to cause the downfall of America, but it hurts, and no one in D.C. or St Paul is listening. All because people in places of power need to justify the existence of their position or their existence in a political party.
Just as I started writing this, President Obama is on the news signing this new law. We've lost another battle.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Here we go with another Hallmark holiday. My family, pretty much, knows that anything Packers will be a hit with me, but there are those times when they forget, don't have time or (worst of all) think I have enough Packer stuff.
2. Coffee mug reading 'World's Most Secretively Muslim Dad'
3. DVD box set of 12-hour Ken Burns documentary 'Cream of Wheat'
4. Microsoft's Zune Phone 3G
5. Novelty card of fat people fucking
6. Twenty crates of 'Ron Paul '08' bumper stickers
7. Build-A-Bear designed to resemble child's cooler, wealthier stepfather
8. Steely Dan LPs from the den
9. A shout-out from son during his acceptance speech at Tony Awards
10. Felt-covered shit statue
11. Lethargic handjob from Mom
12. Relocation to cheaper nursing home
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he has ordered the U.S. military to take defensive measures should North Korea attempt to fire a ballistic missile toward Hawaii. He has also said that “I think we are in a good position, should it become necessary, to protect American territory.” You THINK??? WTF??? Our Defense Secretary thinks we're in a good position. I want a DS that KNOWS we are in a good position. A good position is to see those missiles in piles of rubble.
Intelligence analysts do not believe the device, a Taepodong-2, would be capable of hitting Hawaii's main islands, which are 4,500 miles from North Korea. It is believed (believed???) to have a range of 4,400 miles. The survivors of the bombing of Pearl Harbor will be glad to know that our President and Defense Secretary "think" and "believe" they will be safe.
Protesters in Iran are risking their lives for just a little scrap of independence, but our President doesn't want to publicly support them because he doesn't want the US to be the issue. My belief is he doesn't have a freakin clue as to what might happen and doesn't want to be on the wrong side.
What should happen is the President should stand up and proclaim his allegiance to the people of Iran that are fighting for freedom. I don't think the people at GQ would be too upset with him if he did.
Both, Iran and North Korea, have made huge strides in their nuclear programs in the short time the O has been in office. What's he done about either? He's gone overseas to tell them that's naughty and to honor their culture. That didn't stop em. He's gotten an agreement from other nations that if NK tries to ship nukes, or nuclear stuff, we're going to tell them to pull over so we can check their cargo. And if they don't, we're going to be really, really mad. All that stuff they're flying all over the world, and all that stuff they're moving through China, well, we're not going to do anything about that......but we're going to be upset.
Both countries have fired test missile after test missile without more than a nastygram from Great Leader.
Israel has done what they could to stop the spread of nuclear weapon technology to threatening countries, (ala that big hole in the ground in Syria) of course with a cautious gaze from the US. They wanted to go in to blow Iran's program sky high but Bushy/Messiah wouldn't have any of that. How dare they protect their existence?
These are just two of the terrorist enabling countries that will do anything they want to bully freedom loving, or weak countries around. These are just two countries that should have been taught lessons, right from the beginning, that aggressions on other peoples will not be tolerated.
That's all over and done with now, as far as Iran and North Korea are concerned. They are quickly reaching the point of no return. That point, as of yet, hasn't been determined. What point is that? What will it take, Mr President, for you to grow a pair?
Oh, did I mention we're making huge cuts to our military, especially our missile defense?
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
A startling number of children are falling through the cracks at one Chicago Public School. More than half of the kids didn't even pass the eighth grade. As CBS 2's Jim Williams reports there is fierce debate about who's to blame.
Tatianna Dennis' son, Tarrell, took his eighth grade photo complete with cap and gown, but the day before his grammar school's graduation, Tarrell learned he would not be marching down the aisle. "I asked him why but he was so heartbroken, he couldn't really talk. She "had no idea her son was about to fail English." "Especially now, when I need the help the most, with situations like this," Dennis said. "And there's nobody but me."
"It was something that child must not have been doing right in order for him to stay behind," said parent Sharon Shavers.
Loetisis Billingsley's nephew is one of those failing students. "It's horrible because these kids were under the impression they were graduating, and they let them know at the last minute that they wasn't," Billingsley said.
The rate will increase from 6.5 percent to 6.875 percent. Not a big deal, right? Considering it's for protecting drinking water sources; protect, enhance and restore our wetlands, prairies, forests and fish, game and wildlife habitat; preserve arts and cultural heritage; support parks and trails; and protect, enhance and restore our lakes, rivers, streams and groundwater.
Hold yer horses. Haven't we already allotted money for all those things in our budget? Why, yes we have. Haven't we already raised our taxes for all those things in recents elections? Why, yes we have. That sounds like a recent campaign slogan. Yes it does.
Who gets to decide how much of that money goes to prairies, how much goes to trails and how much goes to preserve arts and cultural heritage? No one, that's who. It's not like this money is kept seperate from the other incoming taxes. It's all thrown into one great big pile. That's right. It's all in a big pile in the deep, deep recesses of the Capital building. Whenever people representing those factions want some money, Maggie Kelliher grabs her scoopshovel and heads for the basement. Well, sometime last summer, she went down there to load up her wheelbarrow for a real fancy schmancy drinking fountain and actually found the bottomless pit empty. Not to dismay, she knew what to do. That is why we voted her in, right?
She ran down the halls of the Capital screaming "our drinking water, our drinking water." Apparently it worked because our little elected officials put their heads together, in a bipartisan way, (I really do crack myself up) and decided we needed to raise taxes. They knew taxpayers wouldn't go for raising taxes just for a fountain so they had to make it sound earthy or for our health or for the little guy.
That's how they came up with this latest tax increase. The people in Southwestern Minnesota, from where I grew up, are really going to put this money to use. That little town with a bar/diner, community center and grain elevater will really thrive once this money starts flowing. They will be so happy they voted for their new cultural heritage prairie fountain.
Monday, June 15, 2009
I hate watching mileage races. The two best cars ran out of gas on the last lap and Mark Martin and Jeff Gordon come in first and second respectively. I don't mind so much seeing the #5 win but can't stand it when Hendricks owns the first two cars. Although, one of the cars running out of gas was also one of his. My RCR guys were no where in sight again.
There's a lot of annoying drivers these days and Carl Edwards is right up there with the worst. He jumps out of his fourth place Ford spouting off about Fords getting the best gas mileage today and everyone should go test drive one, as if the ones on the track are in any way similar to the showroom floor models. His next sentence is about how mileage races are so exciting and they really get the heart beating. Ya, right Carl. I haven't been that excited since we took the family station wagon cross country on the family vacation while checking the map for the next Texaco. This is the same Carl Edwards that pisses and moans about anybody getting their Goodyears too close and ruffling the feathers on the Aflac duck, proclaiming NASCAR has got to do something to make it safer. Maybe he should just get in that family Studebaker and head cross country. Mileage races ain't what got ya to the bigs, there nancy boy.
A mileage race is what got Tony Stewart his first points race win as an owner this year. He's another one of those guys that gets all torqued out of shape when some one dares to drive near him. Plus he's another ex-openwheeler which makes him a prissy right off the bat. AND HE'S FAT, which is why he can't partake in the openwheel tradition of climbing the fence after wins any more. HA HA
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I look outside and all seems normal. Going back to the tv, with trembling hands, I check our local NBC affiliate. NO NO NO!!!! What will I do without green tv? Oh the horror!!!!! Without Brian Williams and Katie on CBS.....Why Why oh Why????
Nobody told me this would happen. I see a neighbor go by so I quickly run out in the street and grab him by the arm. "Did you know all the tv stations are off the air," I ask. "Of course," he says. Apparrently all the stations went digital overnight, he informs me.
Why didn't somebody tell me this would happen to MY television? Why didn't somebody call me to let me know? Why didn't anybody come to my home to explain and, better yet, fix it for me? What is my government going to do to fix my tv? What will I do without PBS? This is all Bush and Palin's fault, isn't it?
Friday, June 12, 2009
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said "there's reason to believe they may respond in an irresponsible fashion to this." Are you fricken kidding me? It never should have gotten to this point. One of our last three Presidents should have shown some cajones and knocked down any missile launching pad with a few sidewinders from a couple F-16s. A couple 500 pounders dropped from a B-1 might have hindered any production at their "nucular" facilities. The same for Imadinnerjacket except with the help of Israel on that one.
From FOX News, Rice noted that the newly-passed resolution, among other things, would restrain North Korea's ability to export nuclear contraband. U.S. officials would seek permission to board and inspect ships believed to be carrying contraband.
Seek pemission??? Unfreakin believable.
Rice also said "Iran should see that "the response from the international community has been very clear, very firm and very meaningful."
Meaningful. I'll bet the two dictators (Kimmy and Jacket, not the One) had a good chuckle after hearing that.
In the words of our 40th president, "there he goes again." He is cutting factory support for Chevrolet teams competing in the Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series. That means teams like KHI (Kevin and Delana Harvick), JMS (Earnhardt Jr.) and Rusty Wallace's teams are going to lose desperately needed cash and engines for their up and coming organizations. No word yet on how he's going to screw the Sprint Cup Series.
I may be mistaken, but didn't he have the audacity to show up at a race last year on his campaign trail? Those aren't the only people he went to lie face to face to.
This is going to completely destroy the smaller car and truck owners and further damage the already hurting Nationwide and Camping World Series'. There's a lot of loyal fans of Chevy in both of these series, especially since Toyota joined in. Kind of a "beat those imports" kind of thing. My guess is a lot of those fans might soon turn into Toyota fans and take even more business away from Government Motors. The way things are going, I can see an all import NASCAR. The messiah already has plans in the works to over tax those companies, so it's not too farfetched to see it turn into midgit racing.
Monday, June 8, 2009
I thought for sure the Fiat deal was going to go through. No one, as of yet, has risked their knee caps and gone against the Obama administration. It looked like O's union pals were going to get more than their fare share of another car company until Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg grabbed em by their blue collars. Ginsburg said in an order that the sale is "stayed pending further order." That's right, the Supreme Court Ginsburg.
Seems a trio of Indiana state pension and construction funds, which hold a small part of Chrysler's debt, have been fighting the sale, claiming that it unfairly favors Chrysler's unsecured stakeholders ahead of secured debtholders like themselves. (ala Breitbart) The funds also are challenging the constitutionality of the Treasury Department's use of money from the Troubled Asset Relief Program to supply Chrysler's bankruptcy protection financing. They say the government did so without congressional authority. WITHOUT CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORITAAAAA! (ala Cartman)
Now Saturn was going to be lost, (we were told) but it turns out they had sixteen different offers to buy the brand. Hummers are all but sold to China, so what makes you think Chrysler won't get an offer or two. They're difinitely a better performing car than a Saturn and out performs them in the safety field by far.
I haven't talked to my salesman in Lake Elmo since Judge Ruth's newsbreaker today, but my guess is he's not too happy about this. I would tell him to pull his chin up cuz I don't think Chrysler is going anywhere. I most likely won't get the sweet, sweet deal I've been looking at, but at least we'll have a quality car to look at next year.
Now all we have to do is convince the clowns in Detroit, that are under the Messiah's thumb, not to throw away the lives of all the people at the dealership and everyone affected by closing it down. (for no damn reason)
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Apparently a government office accidentally made public a report that gave detailed information about the United State's civilian nuclear sites and programs.
"The report, which includes maps of facilities showing the locations of stockpiles of fuel for nuclear weapons at those facilities, was posted last month on the Web site of the Government Printing Office. It was removed from the site late Tuesday, after the Federation of American Scientists reported on the document's existence Sunday in an online bulletin."
The Obama administration made an agreement to encourage other countrys to comply with a decade old international agreement to provide the International Atomic Energy Agency with information on all nuclear related activity.
The report that was made public was marked "Highly Confidential Safeguards Sensitive". I don't know about you, but I might have gotten that cleared or declassified before putting it on a public government web site. Better yet, not at all.
" The list details the existence of nuclear facilities at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois and a Westinghouse research facility in Pittsburgh, among others."
I'm thinking, any group (terrorist) that is monitoring government web sites may have already downloaded the information as it was posted for nearly a month. But hey, don't worry. Fearless leader's gang says it didn't jeopardize national security so, don't worry about it.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
From Shannon McCaffrey of the Associated Press, [the Justice Department has rejected Georgia's system of using Social Security numbers and driver's license data to check whether prospective voters are citizens.
"This flawed system frequently subjects a disproportionate number of African-American, Asian and/or Hispanic voters to additional, and more importantly, erroneous burdens on the right to register to vote," Loretta King, acting assistant attorney general of the Justice Department's civil rights division, said. King's letter was sent to Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker on Friday.
"We are pleased with this decision," said Elise Shore, Southeastern Regional Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. "It vindicates our filing of the lawsuit." ]
Of course Elise is pleased. This (in her eyes) justifies her trumped up "Fund's" existance.
The O is setting up his run for relection in his 'never ending campaign'. It's all he has done in his political career. Other than voting 'present', what accomplishment does he have on his resume? Nothing, that's what. Everything he has done has been focussed on where he is now. That being, a position in which he can enforce policies he imagined in his community organizer role.
Using his bully tactics, gained in Chicago of course, he is insuring his policies won't be overturned any time soon. This ruling in Georgia is just one brick in the messiah's wall blocking any kind of dissent. It's all about votes people, and he has just insured a huge advantage.
Regardless of the first sentence, I'm not a big Govner Timmy basher. He's done a great deal for, and didn't fotget for one minute, our troops. I still proudly display the troop plates on our car. That money goes to families of troops, which is just one of many ways our troops are getting their much deserved aid.
He's done quite a bit in naming names of elected officials stalling the process' of government. Those clogging the system seemed to outnumber or have a louder voice many times in this state though. Granted, many fees have gone up in the name of not raising taxes but imagine where we would be if he gave in or was a Dem and just went along.
He has 19 months remaining and I'm looking forward to him making those wishing for bigger government and higher taxes cringe and grind their teeth, especially Pogo. Should be kinda interesting.