January 5, 2013

A Taxpayer's Perspective: The Fiscal Cliff

Looking at our national debt crisis is like looking at the distances between galaxies. The numbers are so huge that they don't make sense.

U.S Tax Revenue: $2,170,000,000,000

Federal Budget: $3,820,000,000,000

New Debt: $1,650,000,000,000

National Debt: $14,271,000,000,000

Budget Cuts: $38,500,000,000

So, in order to gain a proper perspective let's remove 8 zeros and pretend that the federal numbers are actually your family's budget. Now the numbers still represent our nation's crisis but at a personal level that we can fully understand and appreciate.

Annual Family Income: $21,700

Money The Family Spent: $38,200

New Credit Card Debt: $16,500

Outstanding Balance Owed On The Credit Card: $142,710

New Family Budget Cuts: $38.50

Starting to make a little more sense now...
We are just about to lose everything we own and decide not to have Chinese take out in response.

We are in deep, deep kimchi.

Take another perspective: say you come home and find that the sewer backed up and your house is full of crap right up to the ceilings.

Possible Solutions:
1) Remove the ceilings.
2) Unclog the sewer and remove the crap.


The numbers ain't quite up to snuff as the national debt is now over $16 trillion but everything else is close enough for gubmint work. I wish I could say that this perspective was the product of my own creative juices, but all I did was dress the language up a bit. I saw a similar image posted on a friend's Facebook page (with out a source) and I cannot give proper credit where it is due.

January 4, 2013

Hammers And Tire Irons And Clubs... Oh My!

For the Love of God outlaw semiautomatic/pneumatic assault hammers! Why in the world do you need a hammer that can fire 60 nails per minute? And no nails bigger than 10d!

Bring Stanley and Estwing to justice!

The above Looking Spoon graphic was brought to you courtesy of the FBI's 2011 Annual Uniform Crime Report .

Oh the HORROR!

This'll Put A Little Breeze Under Your Skirt

My only question, is it me or does there appear to be a lot more women than men in this video?

January 1, 2013

Curiouser And Curiouser

C-12 Huron

Hilary Clinton has been MIA for a few weeks with a concussion and a Navy SEAL commander committed suicide according to the government and dutifully reported by the media.

However, the Rooskies are reporting that SecState Clinton was injured and a high-ranking Navy SEAL commander was killed when their plane crash landed in Iran while on a secret mission. It is suggested that this mission was set up to forestall possible hostilities in the region. From the European Union Times:
A new Foreign Military Intelligence (GRU) report circulating in the Kremlin today is saying that United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton [photo 2nd right] was injured, and a top US Navy Seal Commander killed when their C-12 Huron military passenger and transport aircraft crash landed nearly 3 weeks ago in the Iranian city of Ahvaz near the Iraqi border.

Iranian intelligence agents quoted in this GRU report confirm that the C-12 Huron aircraft is still in their possession in Ahvaz, but will only admit that the plane was “forced to land because of technical problems”.

The US Navy Seal member reported killed in this bizarre incident, this report says, was indentified as Commander Job W. Price [photo 3rd right] who as a leader of this highly specialized American Special Forces unit protects high-ranking diplomats traveling in Middle Eastern and Asian combat zones.

[...]This GRU report, however, states that US military flight logs recorded by Russian air and space forces confirm that Commander Price, and other members of US Navy Seal Team 4, left their base in Urozgan Province, Afghanistan on a flight to US Naval Support Activity Bahrain where they met up with Secretary Clinton and all of them transferred to the C-12 Huron that began a flight path to Baghdad, Iraq.

Within minutes of leaving Bahrain airspace, this report says, the C-12 Huron carrying Secretary Clinton and her US Navy Seal protectors, “without notice,” deviated from their assigned flight path heading, instead, directly towards Iran’s Ahwaz International Airport where, coincidentally, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had previously landed on an “unscheduled” visit.

Important to note, GRU analysts say in this report, was that when the C-12 Huron entered into Iranian airspace neither American nor Iran air force units responded clearly indicating that this secret mission was sanctioned.

Upon the C-12 Huron landing at Ahwaz, however, this report says it encountered “extreme turbulence” causing it to leave the runway where its main landing gear then collapsed causing it to crash.
If this is true, it seems rather ironic that this mission ends up just like Jimmy Carter's mission to rescue the Iranian hostages in 1980 - Operation Eagle Claw.

December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

Have a safe and happy New Year.

Enjoy the evening with friends and family for:

"Take therefore no thought for tomorrow: for tomorrow shall take thought of the things for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof."

Matthew 6:34