November 14, 2014

Mixed Messages

I'm watching Syracuse play Kennesaw St. (34 - 14 at the half) and I can't believe the PSAs I see during every commercial break for a program called "Feeding America."

This truly annoying PSA preaches that one in five children in America goes to bed hungry which flies in the face of the White House pet gorilla's efforts to fight childhood obesity by introducing gulag-style starvation rations in our nation's school lunch programs.

These elitist jackasses truly think we're stupid.

Meet Joe Biden

Impeachment is the only way Biden would/could ever be President and it scares the living daylights out of every human being on the planet with an IQ above Mooshell's shoe size.

Republican bulldog Rep. Trey Gowdy put the kibosh on the idea of impeaching President Obama during a nationally television Fox News interview, telling his broadcast audience that booting the commander-in-chief from his office would open the doors to something even worse —the ascension of Vice President Joseph R. Biden.
Let's play the Clue version of Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men"...

In the Oval Office.
Petting his puppy.

Scary story here.

November 13, 2014

Empty Bench

So, how does it portend for the democrats in light of last week's elections?
Aaron Blake, writer for the Washington Post, points out that the results of last Tuesday’s election portend a much brighter future for Republicans than many had assumed. He notes that more than two-thirds of state legislatures across the nation will be controlled by the GOP, a factor that may prove as important as the 7-seat gain in the Senate and the biggest advantage in the House in the last century.

[...]The unforeseen gubernatorial victories in Massachusetts, Maryland, and Illinois were an astonishing gain for the GOP and, according to Blake, “basically assured that Democrats would have very little influence over state governments across the United States.” The Dems have an empty bench.
More here and the "empty bench" here.

November 11, 2014

What Would George Washington Do?

When Gen. Washington was planning to resign his commission in 1783, he prepared a letter; the following is the last paragraph of his epistle:

Washington's Circular Letter of Farewell to the Army, June 8, 1783

"I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you, and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field, and finally, that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all, to do Justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility and pacific temper of mind, which were the Characteristicks of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy Nation."

I wonder if our nation's future First Executive (six years later in 1789 he was elected President) would have written the same words if he knew the perfidy and treason that infests all levels of our government today.

Right now I am choking on his admonition to "cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government."

Gen. Washington took up his sword and pistol, kissed his wife goodbye, climbed on his horse (he had a favorite he called "Nelson") and lead a bloody seven-year rebellion against a British tyrant who had done less harm to the American citizenry than the present tyrant and his treasonous accomplices today.

So I wonder, what would he do today? Or in the popular vernacular, WWGWD?

The entire letter is here.

Bad Cop Gets The Axe

This story has gotten some attention; some over-caffeinated cop slaps a guy around because he wouldn't waive his rights to a warrantless search of his vehicle. Said officer is now preparing his resume.
Sergeant Shawn R. Glans was arrested and resigned Monday, days after the deputy was suspended after a video posted on the Internet captured him allegedly slapping a young man as the deputy insisted on searching his vehicle.

Glans of the Saratoga County sheriff’s department was charged Monday with official misconduct and harassment. The misconduct charge, a misdemeanor, is a the more serious offense and carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison. A judge forbid him from having contact with the alleged victim.
More here.

There are circumstances where an officer can make a warrantless search, but that isn't one of them and roughing up the vehicle owner is never an option. I can't believe he slapped that kid and just walked away. This cop has a big problem and I am thinking that other instances of his misconduct may shortly emerge.

Why New Yorkers Are Fleeing New York

An eye-opening report by the Tax Foundation ranked U.S. counties according to property taxes as a percentage of home value[this was compiled as of 2011~sig94]. 
New York State counties took the top 15 spots on the list — Orleans was rated the highest, with median property taxes at nearly three percent of median home value between 2007 and 2009. Out of the top 25 counties, 22 were in New York and approximately one out of every three counties making the “top 100” list was located in our state.
Lookee here. I live in one of the top fifteen. Hooray for me.
The States People Are Fleeing In 2014
More people are moving out of New Jersey than are moving in. The same is true for Illinois and New York. Those three states top the “outbound” list compiled by United Van Lines, the big St. Louis-based moving company that has put together an annual survey of where Americans are moving for the last 37 years. The company analyzed a total of 125,000 moves across the 48 continental states and the District of Columbia in 2013 and came up with a picture of migration patterns across the U.S.

New York, % of people moving out compared to people moving in: 61%

November 10, 2014

In The News

She Looked Delicious
The victim of a 'Hannibal Lecter' killer who 'ate her face while he was high on cocaine' had only met him hours prior to the horrific attack, it emerged today.

Shopworker Cerys Yemm, 22, was allegedly murdered by 34-year-old Matthew Williams after he invited her back to the Sirhowy Arms Hotel in Caerphilly, South Wales, following a night out.

Williams, who has not been identified by police but has been named locally - was allegedly eating his victim's eyeball when security staff burst in on the shocking attack.
Not to make light of this monster, but WTH was she doing with a guy she only knew for a few hours? Will this cause an increase in the sale of protective eyewear? Booby trapped contact lenses...

How To Get A Date With Putin

Mail Order Tyranny. A Purported Provocative Proactive Policy for Placing Putin in your ....
The Russian-language newspaper, Trust, is reporting that an actual lawmaker—albeit one with a history of strange ideas—has introduced to the State Duma a bill that proposes extending the greatness of Russian by having children using the sperm of Vladimir Putin. To the best of our research, the Observer is the first to translate this strange proposal into English.

“The essence of my proposition is simple”, says the Chairwoman Of Parliamentary Commission on Women’s affairs, Children and Family, Yelena Borisovna Mizoulina. “Each female citizen of Russia will be able to receive by mail the genetic material of the President, get pregnant from him and have a baby. These mothers will be receiving special allowances from the government.”
This is for the true Commie aficionado; with freeze dried Heroic Sauce of the Motherland, you can now labor with a Lenin, bear a Beria, slam out a Stalin or go into travail with a Trotsky. Battery and torture not included.

No. No Way. Hell No. Just No. No More.
WASHINGTON – Former President George W. Bush is “all in” for another Bush in the White House.

The 43rd president said he fully supports brother Jeb Bush running to become the 45th president but added that it’s up to his younger sibling to decide his 2016 aspirations.

“I know that he’s wrestling with the decision,” George W. Bush said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
Here's what to send to the Chairwimp of the RNC, Reince Priebus;

Conservatives are red
Liberals are blue.
Run another Bush
And it's all over for you.

Oscar Pistorius: Tag The Twins

Blade Boy Finds Out Where He Will Be Tagged

Oscar Pistorius’ prosthetic legs helped catapult him to fame as a track star – but they may thwart his bid to be sprung early from prison, the Daily Mail reported.

The disgraced “Blade Runner,” who was sentenced to five years for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, 29, in his home in 2013, hoped to qualify for electronic home detention after serving just 10 months of his sentence.

Prison officials, however, told the double-amputee that the tagging device cannot be securely affixed to a prosthetic leg and be properly monitored. By law, the devices can’t be attached to wrists because they can be removed too easily.
South African prison officials have to use their imagination when considering the placement of the tagging device. A sense of humor doesn't hurt either.
“The device has to be attached physically to the offender’s ankle,” a prison official said, according to the Daily Mail. “We cannot use it on false limbs which could be left somewhere static while the offender goes missing.”
Now let's see ... what does he carry with him every where he goes and would cause much discomfort if the tried to remove something wrapped around it? Gee, no ankles - that's out, no calves, keep moving up, knees are out...

Thighs? Nah, same problem.

Next up, ohhhh! What do we have here?

Good luck trying to slide something off the twins, Blade Boy.

Story here.