May 12, 2012

Another Reason To Leave NY State

Read it and weep:
The line for acceptable behavior when it comes to child pornography just got blurrier in New York. The state's highest court just ruled that viewing child porn online isn't a crime, the Associated Press reports.

The decision came down in a hearing for James D. Kent. In 2007 a virus scan of Kent's computer uncovered child porn. Kent, 65, a former professor of public administration at Marist College, was subsequently convicted of 134 counts of possessing child porn and two counts of procuring it. He was sentenced to one to three years imprisonment.

The New York Court of Appeals' ruling dismissed two of Kent's possession charges because he only looked at the material.
Conversely it makes NY more attractive to a certain class of  perverts people.

I'd say as a state we're going down the tubes but I am afraid it would give tubes a bad name.

So tell me son, now that it's okay to look at child porn in New York, how about trying on those Bugs Bunny Butt Plugs I got you last Christmas, hmmmm?

"The Shining" gif from Inspirationfeed

May 11, 2012

A**hole Or Amateur? Which Won Is It?

"Well,that's the last time I play Kokomo!"

Bill Clinton thought so little of President Obama — mocking him as an “amateur” — that he pressed his wife last summer to quit her job as secretary of state and challenge him in the primaries, a new book claims,

Americans will be "f**ked" if Barack Obama gets re-elected ... this according to Beach Boys singer Bruce Johnston.

Bruce was signing autographs for fans in New York yesterday when the conversation turned political.

"Obama's an a**hole, "Johnston says ... adding, "Unless you're interested in never having any money and being socialized."

Then again, it could be the Daily Double.

Fuel Efficient Cars Banned By The Feds

This video clip was produced by a man who did some research as to why his European rental car got 60+ mpg and how the federal government has banned these cars from sale in the US - even as they are being built here!

It didn't take a team of "professional" investigators accompanied by a photojounalist and a camera crew to ferret out what is going on.

Just consider the impact on the budget from the 18.4 cents per gallon federal fuel tax if the average American car got twice the mileage out of a gallon of fuel. RLast year we used about 134 billion gallons of gas. That produced about $24.7 billion in gas tax; since 1997 all of this goes into the Highway Trust Fund which is used to repair and maintain our nation's highways.

The states benefiting the most from Highway Trust funds are:
1.District of Columbia
3.Rhode Island

Interestingly enough, except for Montana (29th), these states have the smallest amounts of paved roads in the nation.

H/T to iOTW

Homosexuality: The Third Rail Of American Politics?

Obama Smooches The Third Rail and Rasmussen Goes ZZZZZT!
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows Mitt Romney earning 50% of the vote and President Obama attracting 43% support. Four percent (4%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another three percent (3%) are undecided.
Yes, the economy has been tanking and jobs are about as scarce as virgins in the Secret Service but we may just have to make Joe Biden an Honorary Conservative for pressuring Obama into experiencing a premature exasperation:
Here's what Joe said on national TV: "I, I--look, I am vice president of the United States of America. The president sets the policy. I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men and women marrying one another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And, quite frankly, I don't see much of a distinction beyond that."
Try as hard as the gay-lesbo interests may, same sex "marriages" just do not fly with most Americans. Obooboo just helped to evolve himself into another single term President.

Obama: "Yes President Putin. Of course I understand that your male enhancement surgery conflicts with my Group of Eight conference."

Biden: "SQUIRREL!"

May 10, 2012

In The News

Gimme That!!

My, What A Big iPhone You Have
Some moms are more into romancing the phone than romancing their mates: 12 percent use their phones during sex, according to a survey.

New French First Wench  Already Accused of Having A Flat Chest and Big Butt
The twice-divorced mother-of-three set to become the new French first lady says she cannot believe her ears when she is described as the equivalent of Michelle Obama.

Valerie Trierweiler, 47, the partner of Francois Hollande, will become the first unmarried ‘Première Dame’ in history to enter the Elysee Palace on the arm of the country's most powerful man.

How's About Some Fries With That Thesis?
One in six Americans received food stamps or other public assistance last year, but the number of people with a Ph.D. or Masters degree who receive that aid has tripled in the past two years, according to government data.

And The Drapes Were Just "All Wrong"
A gay advocacy group is trying to rally sympathizers to help shift the Democrats’ trouble-plagued convention from North Carolina to another state.

The group, Gay Marriage USA, launched a petition on immediately after the state’s voters overwhelmingly decided May 8 to define marriage as a heterosexual institution

May 9, 2012

Liberal Congress Budget Collar!

After months of  testing and years of research, conservatives have developed a Liberal Congress Budget  Collar to restrain and train liberals from spending pissing away money so that they may bribe greedy constituents and special interests. As liberals approach deficit spending, the shock gets stronger and stronger.

For those Representatives and Senators who are found to be highly resistant to this program, the electric shock generator is replaced by a small amount of explosives.

H/T to the Feral Irishman

May 8, 2012

Congress: Idiots @ Work

Rather than pass laws that protect innocent lives, Democrats want to enable legislation that places more people at risk from predators. Per the WashTimes:
House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida.

The amendment, which would withhold some grants from states that have such laws, will come as part of the House's debate on the Commerce Department spending bill.

"'Shoot-first' laws have already cost too many lives. In Florida alone, deaths due to self-defense have tripled since the law was enacted. Federal money shouldn't be spent supporting states with laws that endanger their own people," said Reps. Raul Grijalva of Arizona and Keith Ellison of Minnesota, the two Democrats who are offering the legislation. "This is no different than withholding transportation funds from states that don't enforce seat-belt laws."
Let's see what Florida's "stand your ground" legislation (2009) has done to Florida's Uniform Crime Report, Part I Violent Crime Index.

Note: The percent change is from 2008 to 2010. The 2011 UCR has not been finalized yet.

Murder, decreased by -16%
2008 .... 1,169
2009 .... 1,017
2010 .... 987

Forcible Rape, decreased by -10%
2008 .... 5,972
2009 .... 5,501
2010 .... 5,370

Robbery, decreased by -28%
2008 .... 36,269
2009 .... 30,911
2011 .... 26,086

Felony Assault, decreased by -16%
2008 .... 82,850
2009 .... 76,112
2011 .... 69,523

Violent Crime, decreased by -19%
2008 .... 126,260
2009 .... 113,541
2011 .... 101,969

So, since passing the Castle Doctrine, Florida violent crime has been reduced by 19%.

Of course it is rather premature at this point to assume that the reduction in violent crime is due to the 2009 self-defense law, but it is absolutely ridiculous to try to penalize a state in order to intimidate other states to not pass similar laws without even examining what effect the law has made in improving the quality of life for all Floridans. But being ridiculous, even criminal, never stopped a liberal democrat from pursuing the wrong course of action.

Democrats - idiot minions of the mindless.
At least these guys are cute in a pale yellowish, myoptic way.

May 6, 2012

Mother's Day: A Warning

If you believe that you or one of your friends may be displaying signs of the onset of FMD, please notify your neighborhood florist immediately, or at least before next Saturday.

Do it ... for the children.

Occupy The Sun ... Just Try It

Coronal Mass Ejection
*kaaaach ... kaaaach ... ptoooey!*

Drudge has referenced an article from the LA Times regarding the possibility of a massive, perhaps global power outage caused by solar activity. Apparently those who study our sun predict a 12% chance of a colossal Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) sometime within the next decade. A CME occurs when
the magnetic field in the sun's atmosphere gets disrupted and then the plasma, the sun's hot ionized gas, erupts and send charged particles into space.
Think of a star hacking up a loogie and the Earth as a spittoon.

Think  November 9, 1965, when 30,000,000 people in the US Northeast were in the dark due to a massive CME event. Living with my parents on Long Island, I remember this one. My sister remembers it even better. She was returning home from NYC on a high school bus when the entire city skyline simply disappeared before her eyes. Poof. Lights out!
From Buffalo to the eastern border of New Hampshire and from New York City to Ontario, a massive power outage struck without warning. Trains were stuck between subway stops. People were trapped in elevators. Failed traffic signals stopped traffic dead. And, at the height of the Cold War, many thought Armageddon had arrived. One pilot flying over a darkened New York City stated, "I thought, 'another Pearl Harbor!'" By 5:40 p.m. that evening, 80,000 square miles of the Northeast United States and Ontario, Canada, were without power...

Think March 9, 1989, when the power grid in Quebec, Canada, took a 6,000,000 residential household nap after a large CME event.

Think September 1, 1859, when the world's telegraph service was shut down due to a CME called the Carrington Event. 
That night, telegraph communications around the world began to fail; there were reports of sparks showering from telegraph machines, shocking operators and setting papers ablaze. All over the planet, colorful auroras illuminated the nighttime skies, glowing so brightly that birds began to chirp and laborers started their daily chores, believing the sun had begun rising.

[...]Many telegraph lines across North America were rendered inoperable on the night of August 28 as the first of two successive solar storms struck. E.W. Culgan, a telegraph manager in Pittsburgh, reported that the resulting currents flowing through the wires were so powerful that platinum contacts were in danger of melting and “streams of fire” were pouring forth from the circuits. In Washington, D.C., telegraph operator Frederick W. Royce was severely shocked as his forehead grazed a ground wire. According to a witness, an arc of fire jumped from Royce’s head to the telegraphic equipment. Some telegraph stations that used chemicals to mark sheets reported that powerful surges caused telegraph paper to combust.
And that gird was nothing compared to what exists today. But, still, what makes the sun turn our power gird into limp copper spaghetti?

Electromagnetic induction as set forth in Faraday's Law.
Michael Faraday formulated that electromotive force (EMF) produced around a closed path is proportional to the rate of change of the magnetic flux through any surface bounded by that path. In practice, this means that an electric current will be induced in any closed circuit when the magnetic flux through a surface bounded by the conductor changes. This applies whether the field itself changes in strength or the conductor is moved through it.
Pass an electromagnetic field (such as the one generated by the Sun's plasma - ionized gases) through a closed circuit (anything that can conduct electricity be it steel, aluminum or copper) and an electric current is created. That is how your car battery is charged by an alternator. That is how a coal/gas/nuclear power plant works.

Now pass a freaking massive electromagnetic field through a circuit that is not able to handle the current and you've got some real problems. Think computers where the most common load on a circuit is 5 volts and no more than 12. Think automobiles, satellites, electric bulbs, DVD players, surveillance cameras, the electrical circuits in airplanes and ships, GPS, cellphones, telephone wires and transformers.  Consider the circuits in your house, the circuits in hospitals, the circuits in schools, police stations, prisons, supermarkets, gas stations, water supply systems, air traffic controllers, ground vehicle traffic controllers ... not to get all breathless about it, but it can be a BFD.