Sunday, December 27, 2009

Making Sense Of Healthcare Reform

Maybe healthcare reform makes more sense if you're drunk.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Reverend Al Bows Out.

From Newsbusters:

Have you ever shaken hands with an American vice president? If not, now is your chance. Meet Al Gore in Copenhagen during the UN Climate Change Conference in December 2009.

The Reverend Al was scheduled to speak on his new book "Our Choice" where attendees could pay over $1200 a ticket for the right to meet and have their pictures taken with Huckster-in-chief. Unfortunately, unforeseen changes in Al Gore's schedule has forced him to cancel his talk.

I wonder if it has anything to do with the latest emails?

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Science Is In

Five Australian MPs have resigned in a revolt against Al Gore's theory of global warming conspiracy.
They resigned their portfolios rather than follow their leader Malcolm Turnbull in voting Kevin Rudd's Government on a new Emissions Trading Scheme.

Monday, November 23, 2009


From an interview by Melanie Morgan of Senator Jim Inhofe:
The interception of emails from the global warming crowd has finally provided enough incentive for Senator Jim Inhofe to finally call for a Senate investigation if nothing is done in the next 7 days.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Climate Change Emails Released

From the U.K. Guardian.

"Hundreds of private emails and documents allegedly exchanged between some of the world's leading climate scientists during the past 13 years have been stolen by hackers and leaked online, it emerged today.

The computer files were apparently accessed earlier this week from servers at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit, a world-renowned centre focused on the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change."

"The veracity of the emails has not been confirmed and the scientists involved have declined to comment on the story, which broke on a blog called The Air Vent."

"In one email, dated November 1999, one scientist wrote: "I've just completed Mike's Nature [the science journal] trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie, from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline."

"In another alleged email, one of the scientists apparently refers to the death of a prominent climate change sceptic by saying "in an odd way this is cheering news".

The climate change officials offered this lame excuse for one of the emails: "You can't tell what they are talking about. Scientists say 'trick' not just to mean deception. They mean it as a clever way of doing something - a short cut can be a trick."

Yes and sometimes B.S. is just B.S.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Smoke 'Em If You Gottem.

Cannabis Cafe opens for medical marijuana patients in Northeast Portland


I would like to say first that I believe that Marijuana may have legitimate uses in pain management and should be vigorously studied to determine it's effectiveness. I also believe the war on drugs is a massive waste of our law enforcement dollars and ruins the lives of many otherwise law abiding citizens. The government should not try to decide what other people put in their bodies.

That said, it is a little discouraging that Portland has opened the nation's first cafe for licensed residents to sit down, sip coffee, and smoke marijuana. Customers must bring their own weed or partake in the weed that was volunteered by donors as it is illegal to sell marijuana. Also customers must have a medical marijuana card and be a member of lobbying group NORML.

A number of things appear to wrong with this operation:
1. It is against the law to smoke in Oregon businesses. Cigar bars are a notable exception however they must offer only that. They must derive at least 75 percent of its gross revenue from tobacco sales every year.

2. Customers must get to and from this premises therefore it is logical to assume that some of them are going to be driving while under the influence.

While the use of medical marijuana may be a very legitimate topic, treating it as an excuse for a friendly little social club will only cause derision from those on the verge of seeing it as real medicine.. It will also cause current bar, tavern, bingo parlors and others establishments that are suffering from lost clientelle due to the no-smoking laws to feel cheated. Not to mention the thousands of cigarette users that are huddled outside in the rain using their drug of choice.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Future

From Dvorak Unsensored.

The actual state of the economy that many realize but few are willing to actually say.
Nine Points Capital Partners CIO Damon Vickers lays out the future for us.
Here are the fine points on how our current economic crisis may resolve itself:
1. Some type of global currency crisis.
2. An alignment of some type of WORLD GOVERNMENT.
5. The dollar will become worthless.
6. This GAME we are playing can not perpetuate itself forever.

One of the most interesting things about this interview is the lack of emotion or questions from the interviewer.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Al Gore's Green Cathedral

The Reverend Al Gore has taken his Church of Climatology to heart by proposing that we need to build a metaphorical "Green Cathedral" to save the planet from impending global warming.
Promoting his new book on the subject he recently appeared on the BBC with Jeremy Paxman.
Mr. Paxman, not one to be smitten by the Nobel Prize Oscar winner asks Mr. Gore some rather pointed questions. His "Green Cathedral" comment is at 3:25 if you can't stand to watch the entire exchange.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Told Ya So!

I have remarked before that the environmental movement resembled an organized religion. Even gone so far as refer the devotion to Al Gore's theories as the "Church of Climatology". Maybe I only exaggerated a little bit.
According to English Judge Burton.

"In a landmark ruling which legal experts said could open the floodgates to thousands of claims Mr Justice Burton ruled that environmental views should be protected under the employment equality laws."

"In yesterday's case Tim Nicholson, a former executive of the giant property company Grainger, claimed his redundancy last year was a direct result of his green opinions – which put him at odds with other senior executives within the firm. Mr Nicholson is taking the company, Britain's largest residential landlord, to an employment tribunal to seek compensation for his dismissal, and asked the court to allow him to use special legislation which protects people's rights to hold religious and philosophical beliefs at work – the Employment Equality (Religion and Belief) Regulations, 2003. He claims that his concern about the environment in general, and climate change in particular, amounts to a philosophical belief under the meaning of the regulations. Yesterday the judge confirmed the view of an employment judge at a pre-hearing review in March – revealed in The Independent – that it does."

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

"Poppy Fields Forever"

Livin' is easy with eyes closed.
Disregarding all you see.

Airdrop Of Military Supplies Falls On To Opium Poppy Field By Mistake
Caption: QALANDERABAD, AFGHANISTAN - MARCH 22: A U.S. Marine watches as an airdrop of supplies blows off course towards an opium poppy field on March 22, 2009 next to the Marine base in remote Qalanderabad in southwest Afghanistan. The opium poppy field was slightly damaged when the U.S. Air Force airdrop of supplies blew off target, parachuting on to some of the crops and crushing them. The Marines assured the irate Afghan farmer that he would be paid for his damaged poppy in compensation for the accident. The Taliban often extorts a percentage of the profits from the farmers' harvest to fund attacks on American forces, according to the military. U.S. Marines, however, have no mandate to destroy poppy crops and, in fact, rely on local farmers for information on Taliban activities. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Paying the farmer for damaged poppies. Hmmm, I thought we were discouraging the Opium trade. Guess not so much.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Science Is In

An interesting scientific report sponsored by the Science and Public Policy Institute condemns the IPCC's contention that CO2 increase going to destroy the earth as we know it.
The paper by Professor Richard Lindzen of MIT has some interesting bullet points:
Lindzen’s paper on outgoing long-wave radiation shows the “global warming” scare is over. Thanks to recent peer reviewed papers that have not been mentioned in the mainstream news media, we now know that the effect of CO2 on
temperature is small, we know why it is small, and we know that it is having very little effect on the climate. Page 3.
The IPCC assumes CO2 concentration will reach 836 ppmv by 2100, but, for almost eight years, CO2 concentration has
headed straight for only 570 ppmv by 2100. This alone halves all of the IPCC’s temperature projections. Pages 5-6.
Since 1980 temperature has risen at only 2.5 °F (1.5 °C)/century, not the 7 F° (3.9 C°) the IPCC imagines. Pages 7-9.
Sea level rose just 8 inches in the 20th century and has been rising at just 1 ft/century since 1993. Sea level has scarcely risen
since 2006. Also, Pacific atolls are not being drowned by the sea, as some have suggested. Pages 10-12.
Arctic sea-ice extent is about the same as it has been at this time of year in the past decade. In the Antarctic, sea ice extent – on
a 30-year rising trend – reached a record high in 2007. Global sea ice extent shows little trend for 30 years. Pages 13-15.
Hurricane and tropical-cyclone activity is at its lowest since satellite measurement began. Page 16.
Solar activity has declined again, after a large sunspot earlier in the month. The Sun is still very quiet. Pages 17-18.

When you are told that the "Science Is In" and that if we don't drastically reduce the amount of CO2 we put in the atmosphere we will destroy life itself you have to ask yourself, who will profit and who will lose from all these very elaborate pay to play schemes that have been thrust upon us by the likes of Al Gore and his buddy Maurice Strong and the entire One World Government agenda of the U.N.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Merkley's attempt to sabotage Ron Paul

I was wondering how the powers that be would attempt to derail Ron Paul's HR1207 bill to audit the Fed. Ron Paul's bill has 303 cosponsors in the House and 30 in the Senate as of October 21st. So how do you buck that sentiment and still look like you support transparency? Well it appears that one way is you get a couple of shills to offer up a HR21207 Lite bill that looks good on the surface but takes the teeth out of Ron Paul's bill. They found help in none other than our very own freshman Senator Jeff Merkley and Republican Bob Corker. Their bill known as the Federal Reserve Government Accountability Act.

According to Judge Andrew Napolitano the bill waters down Rep. Paul original intentions. It omits important areas of the Feds behavior, and actually whites out proper names of banks and other individuals. That information would be made available one year after each program is no longer used.
This watered down bill is an attempt to have an audit "without inappropriately compromising the independence of the Fed or politicizing its role in crafting monetary policy". Am I wrong, isn't Congress supposed to set monetary policy?

Under pressure from congress to disclose where the TARP money went the Fed said that they are "giving serious consideration" to releasing the names of firms that receive loans from the central bank. How generous of them!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Democrats fear transparency

Are you confused about the health care reform being bandied about in Congress. Yea, me too. Part of the problem is that no one knows what the bill will have in it. Lisa Rosenberg, who lobbies Congress on behalf of the Sunlight Foundation to bring more transparency to government.
The foundation has begun an effort to get Congress to post bills online, for all to see, 72 hours before lawmakers vote on them.

"It would give the public a chance to really digest and understand what is in the bill," Rosenberg said, "and communicate whether that is a good or a bad thing while there is still time to fix it."

A similar effort is under way in Congress. Reps. Brian Baird, D-Wash., and Greg Walden, R-Ore., are circulating a petition among House lawmakers that would force a vote on the 72-hour rule.

Nearly every Republican has signed on, but the Democratic leadership is unwilling to cede control over when bills are brought to the floor for votes.

Earth calling Obama-how about a little promised transparency?

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Sheriff Joe Still Defiant.

Sheriff Joe will not be deterred. Director of Homeland Security Janet "Nappy" Napolitano has decided that the anti-illegal enforcement efforts of Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio are too effective in removing criminal illegal aliens.
Arpaio first signed a 287(g) agreement in 2007 and since then dozens of agencies throughout the nation have entered into similar agreements.

Arpaio said ICE conducted an audit of his office’s use of the program, but DHS refused to release it.

Arpaio said his office managed to get a copy recently through the “back door.”

A summary of the audit said the working relationship between the sheriff’s office and ICE was good, and there were no deficiencies found after a review of case files.

“It came out perfect,” said Arpaio, citing that as the reason DHS refused to release the audit.

Coming to the sheriff's defense are Congressmen Trent Franks of Arizona and Lamar Smith of Texas.
“This unbelievable move by the Obama Administration represents a politicized attempt to hinder one of our most effective illegal immigration enforcement mechanisms, the 287(g) program."

According to them, over 33% of the inmates in Maricopa County Sheriff facilities are illegal, and more than 53% of violent crimes in Maricopa County are committed by illegal immigrants.

The fact is that the 287(g) programs works, perhaps too good for Janet (open borders) Napolitano>.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

In The World Of Public Opinion!

Evidently the whole world doesn't revolve around our Superior Leader. First he, Mo and the big O get turned down to host the 2012 Olympics in Chicago now here are the thoughts from a few Canadians.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happy Constitution Day

Today is the 222nd Anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution by the Constitutional Convention held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787. Now more than ever our founding document is under attack from all sides. As we slip further and further from the principles expounded in this great document now is a great time to stop and reflect on the genius of our founding fathers.

Unfortunately it appears that the following quote from Judge Andrew Napolitano more closely represents the current situation in Washington:

Last week, I asked South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, where in the Constitution it authorizes the federal government to regulate the delivery of health care. He replied: "There's nothing in the Constitution that says that the federal government has anything to do with most of the stuff we do." Then he shot back: "How about [you] show me where in the Constitution it prohibits the federal government from doing this?"

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Oh no, not a rebuke from congress?

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The House of Representatives on Tuesday formally admonished Republican Rep. Joe Wilson for shouting "you lie" during President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress last week.

The House passed a resolution of disapproval on a 240-179 vote that was mostly along party lines, reflecting the Democratic majority in the chamber. Twelve Democrats voted "no," while seven Republicans voted for the measure. Five representatives, all Democrats, voted "present."
According to the Office of the House Historian, it was the first time in its 220-year history that the House has disciplined a member for speaking out during a presidential speech in the chamber to a joint session of Congress.

Well that's OK House of Representatives, the American people have already admonished you with a 63% disapproval in the latest survey. I say GO JOE, GO.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

CNN- Health care reform speech.

In the President's health care reform speech on Wednesday night he attempted to dispel the many "rumors" that are challenging his quick and easy "reform" of our health care. You can watch the CNN synopsis of the speech but one thing comes to my mind as I glanced at their headline: "CNN Poll: Double-digit post-speech jump for Obama plan". They claim that 2 out of 3 Americans who watched the speech favor his health care plans-a 14 point gain among speech-watchers. That's great however in the last paragraph of the article they state: "The sample of speech-watchers in this poll was 45 percent Democratic and 18 percent Republican. Our best estimate of the number of Democrats in the voting age population as a whole indicates that the sample is about 8-10 points more Democratic than the population as a whole." They also state that there is a survey sampling error of plus or minus 5 percentage points which means that combined with the 8-10 demographic skew perhaps no one changed their mind.
Chalk up another one for the Cable Nutjob Network.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The New Math

Arrogance combined with ignorance is a dangerous thing.

"The larger the national debt, the wealthier we are."

It gets even better at the end.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

More Hypocrisy

From Rollcall.

Remember back a few months ago when members of Congress were chastising the big 3 auto executives for arriving at the congressional hearings in private jets? Well it appears that they personally consider themselves above the common CEOs. They have recently approved nearly $200 million for the Air Force to buy three elite Gulfstream jets for ferrying top government officials and members of Congress.

The Air Force had asked for one Gulfstream 550 jet (price tag: about $65 million) as part of an ongoing upgrade of its passenger air service.

But the House Appropriations Committee, at its own initiative, added to the 2010 Defense appropriations bill another $132 million for two more airplanes and specified that they be assigned to the D.C.-area units that carry Members of Congress, military brass and top government officials.

The Gulfstream G550 is a luxury business jet, which the company advertises as featuring long-range flight capacity that “easily links Washington, D.C., with Dubai, London with Singapore and Tokyo with Paris.” The company’s promotional materials say, “The cabin aboard the G550 combines productivity with exceptional comfort. It features up to four distinct living areas, three temperature zones, a choice of 12 floor plan configurations with seating for up to 18 passengers.”

Steve Ellis, vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, said if Congress wants to buy new jets for the comfort of top government officials, “I think that all needs to be justified on the merits. ... Certainly, lawmakers can fly — and many do fly — coach and business class.” While there may be reasons for flying on top-notch private jets, “it shouldn’t just be squeezed into the bill.”

Ellis said the airplanes are also part of a larger trend for the Appropriations Committee to simply decide that big-ticket items are program increases, not earmarks, so they require less public disclosure.

“The more that you push for transparency, the more of this stuff goes underneath the carpet,” Ellis said. While Congress has established new rules requiring greater transparency for earmarks, the Appropriations Committee is “the judge, jury and executioner over what is an earmark and what isn’t and how much information we get.”


From the Pakistan Daily:

Reports circulating in the Kremlin today are stating that President Medvedev expressed “shock” to President Obama during an emergency phone conference over the United States backing of a coup to overthrow the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Even more shocking, these reports continue, was when Medvedev pressed Obama on why Iran had “suddenly” transferred over $18 Billion to the American President’s “personal account”, Obama was said to have replied, “You’ll find out soon enough”.

In Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, the situation remains tense over the aborted coup-attempt, and as we can read as reported by Iran’s National News Service:

“Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan[photo 2nd left], the kingdom’s former ambassador to the United States, is reportedly under house arrest over a conspiracy against the monarch.

He added that after Saudi officials discovered that he had provoked 200 agents working for the Saudi security service to stage a coup against King Abdullah, he was put under house arrest.”

FSB reports contained in these files further state that the over $18 Billion in gold and US Dollars transferred to Obama’s personal account in October, 2008, was the “crucial factor” in his winning the American Presidential contest as it was used to payoff the Bush-Cheney Drug Cartel who in turn allowed the “electronic” US election to swing in his, Obama’s, favor.

It is interesting to note about this vast fortune that Iran’s Central Bank is now openly questioning the transfer of the estimated $18.5 Billion ($7.5 billion in cash and 20 metric tons of gold) from their Nation to Turkey by Iranian arms dealer, Esmael Safarian-Nasab, and who, Russian Intelligence reports state, was the “facilitator” of the “arms for hostages” deal between the United States and Iran who met with former US President George Bush upon his secret arrival in the Persian Nation prior to President Ronald Reagan’s election and is known as the “October Surprise”.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Hang up and drive

Do you talk on the phone while you drive?
Do you think that you are a careful driver?

Well, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Board (NHTSA) you about as safe as a drunk driver. Yeah that's right. According to the hundreds of pages of research and warnings that they have kept hidden since 2003 they have come to that conclusion.
If you think that a hands free set is the safe way to go, think again. In a letter to then commissioner Norman Mineta the board stated: "A significant body of research worldwide indicates that both hand-held and hands-free cell phones increase the risk of a crash. Indeed, research has demonstrated that there is little, if any, difference between the use of hand-held phones in contributing to the risk of driving while distracted."

Why do you think that the information was suppressed for 6 years? My guess is that no one in the government has the balls to tell the public to give up their obsession with being in contact every minute of the day. What do you think?

Monday, August 03, 2009

Nation Health Care?

The following was pinched from ZZMike @ MaxRedline Blog.

Do you really want the government managing your healthcare?
Many people extol the virtues of health care in Socialist countries like England and Canada but there are many examples of how this system can be found to be less than ideal.
One example from England is the following:
The Government's drug rationing watchdog says "therapeutic" injections of steroids, such as cortisone, which are used to reduce inflammation, should no longer be offered to patients suffering from persistent lower back pain when the cause is not known.

The NHS currently issues more than 60,000 treatments of steroid injections every year. NICE said in its guidance it wants to cut this to just 3,000 treatments a year, a move which would save the NHS £33 million.

Instead the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is ordering doctors to offer patients remedies like acupuncture and osteopathy.

Dr Jonathan Richardson, a consultant pain specialist from Bradford Hospitals Trust, is among more than 50 medics who have written to NICE urging the body to reconsider its decision, which was taken in May.

He said: "The consequences of the NICE decision will be devastating for thousands of patients. It will mean more people on opiates, which are addictive, and kill 2,000 a year. It will mean more people having spinal surgery, which is incredibly risky, and has a 50 per cent failure rate."

Iris Watkins, 80 from Appleton, in Cheshire said her life had been "transformed" by the use of therapeutic injections every two years. The pensioner began to suffer back pain in her 70s. Four years ago, despite physiotherapy treatment and the use of medication, she had reached a stage where she could barely walk.

"It was horrendous, I was spending hours lying on the sofa, or in bed, I couldn't spend a whole evening out. I was referred to a specialist, who decided to give me a set of injections. The difference was tremendous",

Within days, she was able to return to her old life, gardening, caring for her husband Herbert, and enjoying social occasions.

"I just felt fabulous – almost immediately, there was not a twinge. I only had an injection every two years, but it really has transformed my life; if I couldn't have them I would be in despair".

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Blacks, Whites, Italians Need Not Apply.

I'm sorry but isn't it discriminating to place an employment ad that specifies Latina women between 18 and 27.
It's pretty good pay though $75 dollars for 2 hours of discussion.
Seems to me that they could find people interested in the health care discussion for nothing.
Of course everyone knows that smart Latino women have better judgment.


Latina Healthcare Study (U of O (Lane County))
Date: 2009-07-29, 6:18PM PDT
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]

The Office of Family Health is looking for Latina women between the ages of 18 and 27 who do not currently have children, to participate in a 2 hour discussion about health care issues.

If you are interested, please email me with your name, phone number and email address and I will provide additional information.

It will be held at the U of O on Wednesday August 5th in the evening.


* Location: U of O (Lane County)
* Compensation: $75 cash plus snack
* This is a part-time job.
* Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
* Phone calls about this job are ok.
* Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Common Sense

I find that I often disagree with the opinions that come out of the 9th. Circus Court of Appeals but on this one we can agree:

A Syrian citizen lost a bid to a federal appeals court in San Francisco Friday to get back $40,000 he paid to an undercover agent for four forged green cards in 2005.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Abdul Masih Kardoh was not entitled to have the government return his money because he paid it in an illegal transaction.

Kardoh was then arrested, but was never prosecuted and was deported to Syria two months later.

He claimed he should get his money back because he was never convicted of a crime.

A trial judge, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker of San Francisco, agreed and ordered the government to return the money.

But a three-judge appeals panel overturned that ruling, saying the money was forfeited under a longstanding legal doctrine in which a person who delivers a payment under an illegal contract isn't entitled to recover that money.

My question is why wasn't Mr. Kardoh tried for the act of purchasing false ID? It seems like a pretty simple case to me!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Science Is In

From the WSJ.

Among the many reasons President Barack Obama and the Democratic majority are so intent on quickly jamming a cap-and-trade system through Congress is because the global warming tide is again shifting. It turns out Al Gore and the United Nations (with an assist from the media), did a little too vociferous a job smearing anyone who disagreed with them as "deniers." The backlash has brought the scientific debate roaring back to life in Australia, Europe, Japan and even, if less reported, the U.S.

he number of skeptics, far from shrinking, is swelling. Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe now counts more than 700 scientists who disagree with the U.N. -- 13 times the number who authored the U.N.'s 2007 climate summary for policymakers. Joanne Simpson, the world's first woman to receive a Ph.D. in meteorology, expressed relief upon her retirement last year that she was finally free to speak "frankly" of her nonbelief. Dr. Kiminori Itoh, a Japanese environmental physical chemist who contributed to a U.N. climate report, dubs man-made warming "the worst scientific scandal in history." Norway's Ivar Giaever, Nobel Prize winner for physics, decries it as the "new religion." A group of 54 noted physicists, led by Princeton's Will Happer, is demanding the American Physical Society revise its position that the science is settled. (Both Nature and Science magazines have refused to run the physicists' open letter.)

Rock Your Wok

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Garbage Police

From: S.F. Gate

Throwing orange peels, coffee grounds and grease-stained pizza boxes in the trash will be against the law in San Francisco, and could even lead to a fine.

The Board of Supervisors voted 9-2 Tuesday to approve Mayor Gavin Newsom's proposal for the most comprehensive mandatory composting and recycling law in the country. It's an aggressive push to cut greenhouse gas emissions and have the city sending nothing to landfills or incinerators by 2020.

The ordinance calls for garbage collectors to leave tags on containers when they spot incorrectly sorted material, but those collectors are only going to view what's on top of the container and have no intention of going through them, said Robert Reed, a spokesman for San Francisco collectors Sunset Scavenger Co. and Golden Gate Disposal & Recycling Co., subsidiaries of Recology, formerly Norcal Waste Systems.

"Our role is to pick up the garbage and to make recycling as easy and convenient as possible for our customers," Reed said. "Our collection drivers will not become enforcers."

The rationale behind the move is clear. Material like food scraps and plant clippings that go into landfills take up costly space and decompose to form methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Let me get this right. Garbage collectors will tag containers with incorrectly sorted material but will not be enforcers. Right!

Food scraps and plant clippings that go into landfills decompose to form methane but composting them in compost bins don't. Right!

Friday, June 05, 2009

O.K. so this is the editor of Newsweek, Evan Thomas, who when talking to Chris Matthews on Hardball seems to have a great big "Man Crush" on President Obama. Here he is declaring on MSNBC: "I mean in a way Obama's standing above the country, above- above the world, he's sort of God."

How could the MSM possibly be accused of being biased?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Not of Supreme Caliber.

You gotta wonder where Obama finds these winners?

Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's pick to become the newest Supreme Court justice, is on the record with some controversial remarks about 'diversity,' 'judicial activism' and female judges vs. male judges.

For example, the New York Times reported that in 2001, at the annual Judge Mario G. Olmos Law and Cultural Diversity Lecture, Sotomayor had this to say:

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”

“Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences,” she said later, regarding non-white, female judges, “our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging.”

Also, there is a 2005 video of Sotomayor, speaking with potential law clerks, saying that a “court of appeals is where policy is made.” She added: “And I know — I know this is on tape, and I should never say that because we don’t make law. I know. O.K. I know. I’m not promoting it. I’m not advocating it ...”

So here she is laughing about using the bench to make policy. Please fight this woman's confirmation.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Just What We Needed!



According to an analysis of climate legislation performed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the cap-and-trade system favored by President Barack Obama and many congressional Democrats could potentially damage the U.S. manufacturing sector and force jobs to move overseas.

The policy, under certain scenarios, for example, “can cause domestic production … to shift abroad,” reads the EPA analysis, and result in greater greenhouse gas emissions in countries that do not have similar cap-and-trade rules.

Further, the EPA’s Apr. 20 preliminary analysis of the bill, sponsored by Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Edward Markey (D-Mass.), shows that the plan would reduce U.S. manufacturing capacity 0.3 percent by 2020 and by nearly 1.5 percent by 2050.

Had the bill not been revised late last week after negotiations between industrial state Democrats and Waxman and Markey, U.S. manufacturing reportedly would have shrunk 0.9 percent by 2020.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Meet The New Boss. Same As The Old Boss.

I don't often listen to this woman but I couldn't resist this bit of revelation.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Believe In Eugene

I don't normally enjoy hip-hop but this one's pretty catchy.

Could You Be Any More Evasive???

Keep in mind that this is the Inspector General of the Federal Reserve. This is the extent in which our money is being managed.

Not Your Grandmother's Girl Scouts

From the WND

While the Boy Scouts continue to be persecuted for standing by their original values, you know God, country, no gay leaders camping with little boys, etc. it appears that the Girl Scouts on the other hand have drank the Kool-aid and jumped the shark.(I can't think of anymore cliches)

In 1993 the Girl Scouts USA decided to make God optional in its program at the national convention in Minneapolis.
From the Girl Scout curriculum, the organization's promise is now:
Girl Scouts of the USA makes no attempt to define or interpret the word "God" in the Girl Scout Promise. It looks to individual members to establish for themselves the nature of their spiritual beliefs. When making the Girl Scout Promise, individuals may substitute wording appropriate to their own spiritual beliefs for the word "God."
Now girls from 6th to 8th grade will read quotes from Buddha and study symbols rooted in pagan mythology and popular New Age tools. They will be introduced to feminist and erotic poems, and read quotes from Harriet Woods, pro-abortion former head of the National Women's Political Caucus.

In the next age group, for teens in the ninth and tenth grades, girls are taught about wage disparities between the sexes, and a lack of assets and senior management positions held by women.

"Girltopia" poses the questions, "When women don't earn enough, what happens to their children?" and "How could everyone help create a Girltopia?"

When teens reach their junior and senior years in high school, they begin a Girl Scouts curriculum called "Your Voice Your World: The Power of Advocacy." It encourages young women to begin "raising their voices as advocates" and follow the examples of other young people who are speaking out on causes such as global warming, universal health care
, racism and child poverty.

One question asks, "What policies is our city putting in place to combat global warming?"

Teens are then asked to generate a list of causes they are passionate about. One example suggests girls "propose new environmental protection laws for waterways in your state."

The text encourages Girl Scouts to take their ideas and list steps necessary to accomplish goals on advocacy charts. It provides the following suggestion for a cause:

I worry about all the waste in using plastic bags and how their use in my community contributes to global warming. One example is the supermarket – do we really need to be using all those plastic bags?

The list goes on and on. Please read the entire article.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Jail Beds or Bureaucracy

Just when I think these guys can't be more out of touch with the people and their responsibility as county commissioners, they lower the bar even lower.
First they vote for a gas tax that the people had turned down 2-3 times, later having to resend the tax under mounting public pressure which probably resulted in Bobby Greens replacement.
Now 3 of the 5 commissioners along with the rest of the Budget Committee have decided to not fund the needed jail beds and deputies but rather add to the counties bureaucracy.

Who says we need the jail space? Well there's Sheriff Russ Burger. There are all the Circuit Court judges. There's Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Representative Peter DeFazio who all begged Congress for the money in the first place to salvage our deteriorating corrections facility. And there's Eugene City Councilman Mike Clark who made a passionate plea for the public to show up at the meeting and voice their concerns.

Led by Commissioner Pete Sorenson the board choose to:
Remove $3,237,695 for 84 jail beds.


Just a suggestion guys, reduce the number of commissioners to three via recall. Rob Handy can't be recalled until he has been in office for 6 months. But Sorenson and Bill Fleenor can.
When you make choices like these I see no need for assistants, Resource Development Analysts, or meeting to enhance the public trust by listening and learning when you seem to be doing neither.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Just a Little Less Freedom

The District 4 Court of Appeals said it was "more than a little troubled" that it is apparently legal for Wisconsin police to attach GPS to cars to secretly track anybody's movements without obtaining search warrants.
As the law currently stands, the court said police can mount GPS on cars to track people without violating their constitutional rights -- even if the drivers aren't suspects.

Officers do not need to get warrants beforehand because GPS tracking does not involve a search or a seizure, Judge Paul Lundsten wrote for the unanimous three-judge panel based in Madison.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Does This Woman Have A Chance?

I sure hope so.
Ex CEO of eBay Meg Whitman is the California GOP candidate for governator.
While it is pointed out that she has in the past appeared to support federal funding for programs for the children of undocumented immigrants, she said Wednesday that "we have to prosecute illegal aliens and criminal illegal aliens in all of our cities, in every part of California."

She also said that "We have to stop that" referring to San Francisco and L.A.'s "sanctuary city" ordinances.

She attended public school from kindergarten through the 12th grade. In 1973 she entered Princeton University -- as part of the fourth class of women to attend the school. She graduated with a degree in economics and went on to Harvard Business School where she earned a Master in Business Administration.

Her 30-year career includes helping companies, such as Stride Rite, Bain & Company and Procter & Gamble, and working on much-loved brands, such as Mr. Potato Head, Keds and Barney. At FTD, she helped a network of florists strengthen their business networks. And at Hasbro and Disney, she helped spark the imaginations of children and encouraged them to live to their full potential with educational toys, shows and programs.

In 1998, she joined a start-up company in Silicon Valley. At the time, few people could see the potential in a company with 30 employees and a little over $4 million in revenue. But Meg did. She was inspired by what she saw -- a company dedicated to helping millions of people reach their goals of launching and building their own businesses. And she knew. This was the company for her.

In 10 years, Meg grew the company to more than 15,000 employees and nearly $8 billion in revenue, with a network of 12 million users in California alone. Under her leadership, eBay expanded globally and developed a culture and infrastructure that turned eBay into an unparalleled business success story. Using her expertise in brand-building and consumer marketing, she turned eBay into a household name and revolutionized the way goods are bought, sold and paid-for on line.

At each of these companies, Meg's mission became helping others achieve theirs. At the same time, she was learning important lessons about inspiring individuals to pursue their dreams. She encouraged the independence, the self-determination and the hard work of customers and employees. And she was learning important lessons about the impact an unrestrained government can have on small business owners and large corporations.

Meg is a strong leader who believes in the power of community -- that people working together can make a difference for all of us. She brought that leadership and that power of community to businesses in the state. And she will do the same for government in California.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

My Tinfoil Hat Is Atwitch

If the fact that Obama has recently placed the direction of the 2010 census under the direct control of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel (they formerly were in the Commerce Dept.) to aid in the reapportionment of congressional seats to their advantage didn't stir your interest, perhaps this report from the World Net Daily will:

Some people are upset over an army of some 140,000 workers hired in part with a $700 million taxpayer-funded contract to collect GPS readings for every front door in the nation.

"Imagine if you will, that there are a number of people in a neighborhood that could not find the addresses they are tasked with finding. They are not locals, maybe are unable to read a map, or perhaps do not have the time to pull out a map, and they need to find you with specific GPS coordinates. Their devices would lead them to your front door with these coordinates. Imagine a crisis is afoot, and martial law
is put into place. U.S. troops need to round up particular folks," he wrote.

"Let's take this a step further. After all, with Barack Obama desiring to decrease the number of folks in the military, and with forces committed worldwide, we may not have sufficient military forces at home to deal with a rising national emergency. If the government decided to rely on foreign troops, perhaps United Nations personnel, most of which may not understand the street signs, much less know the lay of the land, they could use GPS devices to direct them to your front door," he wrote.

They came to my house last week, I happened to be outside. I thought it was very strange that she just asked me about other structures and the address and then scurried off.
How about you?

Remember-It's All About The Kids!

How hard is it to remove an entrenched teacher from a public school? Evidently in L.A. it's dang near impossible.
L.A. Times

For seven years, the Los Angeles Unified School District has paid Matthew Kim a teaching salary of up to $68,000 per year, plus benefits.

His job is to do nothing.

Every school day, Kim's shift begins at 7:50 a.m., with 30 minutes for lunch, and ends when the bell at his old campus rings at 3:20 p.m. He is to take off all breaks, school vacations and holidays, per a district agreement with the teacher's union. At no time is he to be given any work by the district or show up at school.

He has never missed a paycheck.

In the jargon of the school district, Kim is being "housed" while his fitness to teach is under review. A special education teacher, he was removed from Grant High School in Van Nuys and assigned to a district office in 2002 after the school board voted to fire him for allegedly harassing teenage students and colleagues. In the meantime, the district has spent more than $2 million on him in salary and legal costs.

Because these non-working teachers are so numerous the district has decided to order them to continue their routine of nothingness at home. All total the housed teachers in the L.A. district collect about $10 million a year even as the district is contemplating massive layoffs due to budget cuts.

This problem is not isolated to California. New York City has about 550 home non-schoolers. Chicago has about 30.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Banned in Britain

The British seem to be a little hypocritical when it comes to who they let into their wonderful multicultural utopia. They have banned Michael Savage from entering England because they don't appreciate his "hate speech".
They didn't seem to have a problem with paying for a Muslim cleric who has defended suicide bombers to attend a conference on Islam in Turkey however.
The Government paid for Yusuf al-Qaradawi and his wife to fly from their home in Qatar to Istanbul for the two-day event, and for their accommodation in a five-star hotel.
The 80-year-old cleric was the focus of furious protests in 2004 when he visited Britain as a guest of London mayor Ken Livingstone.
Mr al-Qaradawi, who has also called for the execution of homosexuals and opposed equal rights for women, addressed the opening day of the £300,000 conference.

Dom DeLuise RIP

The wonderful and energetic Dom DeLuise died yesterday. Here is a great example of his wit. He will be missed.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Adios Senator Specter

Good riddance to Senator Arlen Sphincter. Recently the long time Republican announced that he was switching to the Democratic party. But not without using the cancer death of conservative Republican Jack Kemp as one of the reasons he left the party.
On CBS's Face the Nation Mr. Specter continued: "If we had pursued what President Nixon declared in 1970 as the war on cancer, we would have cured many strains. I think Jack Kemp would be alive today. And that research has saved or prolonged many lives, including mine."
Fact is, according to the APHA the American Public health Association, Mr. Specter voted in the public interest only 12% of the time.
So whether Mr. Specter is willing to vote the party line despite his convictions or he simply has no convictions, he is now in the correct party.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Quote of the day

stolen from Dvorak Uncensored.

Friday, May 01, 2009


Food for thought. Watch this video and decide where we might be in 20 years. Read Mark Steyn's-"America Alone-The End Of The World As We Know It" if you don't already feel the urgency to reverse the course we are on.

Thursday, April 30, 2009


Embrace diversity. Embrace multiculturalism. Well, embrace this:

CAIRO — An 8-year-old Saudi girl has divorced her middle-aged husband after her father forced her to marry him last year in exchange for about $13,000, her lawyer said Thursday.

A court in the central Oneiza region previously rejected a request by the girl's mother for a divorce and ruled that the girl would have to wait until she reached puberty to file a petition then.

There are no laws in Saudi Arabia defining the minimum age for marriage. Though a woman's consent is legally required, some marriage officials don't seek it.

But there has been a push by Saudi human rights groups to define the age of marriage and put an end to the phenomenon.

One Saudi human rights activist Sohaila Zain al-Abdeen was optimistic that the girl's divorce would help efforts to get a law passed enforcing a minimum marriage age of 18.

"Unfortunately, some fathers trade their daughters," she told The Associated Press. "They are weak people who are sometimes in need of money and forget their roles as parents."

The 8-year-old girl's marriage was not the only one in the kingdom to receive attention in recent months. Saudi newspapers have highlighted several cases in which young girls were married off to much older men or young boys including a 15-year-old girl whose father, a death-row inmate, married her off to a cell mate.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

When Justice is Blind, Deaf, and Dumb

From World Net Daily

A Utah mother of four small children has been jailed on a judge's order that she serve 30 days behind bars for allegedly sending a text message while she was watching a court proceeding.

The original situation happened when Henwood's husband and Jackson's stepson, Josh Henwood, was in court over a civil dispute involving a development project
on which he worked. Jackson is Mrs. Henwood's father in-law.

Susan Henwood allegedly sent a text message, an action that didn't affect the hearing, its participants, or the judge, but later was reported to him by a member of the court staff, according to Jackson.

She was summoned to court where Henriod ordered her immediately to jail for 30 days, responding to a request for bail with the condition that would be allowed only if her husband paid a $70,000 judgment stemming from the civil dispute, Jackson reported.

Jackson reported there were no notices or warnings posted, a statement contradicted by the clerk's office spokeswoman, who told WND that visitors to court were told of the judge's ban on text messages. However, when asked how the warning was delivered, by sign or verbal statement, she said, "I have no idea."

He pointed out that the judge has made similar rulings in the past, once telling a woman in court for having too many dogs after having been cited earlier for the same thing: "She should have taken a gun and shot the other five before she came back to court, if she didn't have any other options … She's going to jail today."

Conversely, in another case, Henriod gave a former teacher probation for having sex nearly 50 times with a 16-year-old boy.

"What is of primary importance to me is that [the boy] is doing well," the judge ruled.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tax Idea is Garbage

Woe is me. We never seem to have enough money to repair the city streets. Now the Eugene City Council is considering a 5 percent tax on trash collection within the city limits.
What does trash collecting have to do with street repair you might ask? Well it seems in the council's infinite wisdom, garbage trucks are heavy therefore they cause more wear and tear on our streets. While that may be slightly true, what about fire engines, buses, gravel trucks, etc. don't they all cause about the same wear on the streets?
Garbage companies are not in the tax collecting business but it seems the government is in the garbage dispensing business. This is just another example of government unfairly singling out one activity they think they can tax without too much complaint just like taxing smokers to fund children's health care.
There isn't enough money in the budget for street repair but there is enough for a new city hall and police station. I don't get it.

Who Represents the Real America?

From World Net Daily:
An openly homosexual blogger and judge of the Miss USA pageant has launched into a full-blown attack on Christian contestant Carrie Prejean – calling her a b-tch and a c---, as well as defacing photos of her with sexually explicit drawings – because she believes marriage should be between a man and a woman.

At Sunday night's pageant, Prejean was asked the one question she dreaded most, "Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage; do you think every state should follow suit?"

Her answer, which suddenly has made her the center of both praise and scorn, included the words, "In my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised and that's how I think it should be – between a man and a woman."

This fat ugly little vermin even posted her picture on his website with the juvenile image of a penis drawn in place of the microphone when she was answering her stupid loaded question.

Monday, April 20, 2009

CNN reporter smackdown

Citing copyright infringement, CNN is pressuring You Tube to take down a clip showing reporter Susan Roesgen belittling tea party protesters and claiming that the protests across the nation was merely a right-wing product of the Fox News Network. During the interviews protesters were cut off before they had a chance to explain exactly what motivated them to show up and instead were dismissed as typical anti-government fringe extremists.
Roesgen ended the interview abruptly but continued to tape her in a discussion with other protesters who managed to inform her of the real reason most of the people turned out to the events. Caught up in her own hype, Roesgen asks how did you find out about these Tea Parties? Was it on the internet? Because CNN didn't promote them they must be some right-wing Fox loving consperacy.

While Ms. Roesgen takes offense at a protester that accused Obama of being a fascist and carrying a small poster of Obama made to look like Hitler, she doesn't seem to have the same sensitivity when it came to President Bush. In an earlier interview at a Bush protest when someone showed up with a Bush mask made to look like the devil she innocently calls it a Bush look-alike.
No prejudice here:

Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Whopper of a Mistake

I don't often sympathize with the Mexican sensitivity concerning their public image but I have to agree that this stereotype is over the top. This ad for their new Texican Whopper appeared in Europe shows a small wrestler dressed in a cape resembling a Mexican flag.
Not only is the diminutive size of the Mexican compared to the cowboy insulting but so is the misuse of the flag. I only wish Mexico would have as much respect for our flag and sovereignty as they have for their own.
P.S. as disrespectful as this ad is, at least it's not as creepy as the weird king that we get.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Too Little, Too Late.

Texas Governor Rick Perry has had it with President Obama robbing states of their rights. He is informing the Obama clique to quit their despotic measures or else Texas will slice through DC’s power clutch.
He stated: “’I believe that our federal government has become oppressive in its size, its intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and its interference with the affairs of our state."
“’I believe that returning to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Constitution and its essential 10th Amendment will free our state from undue regulations, and ultimately strengthen our Union.

“’Millions of Texans are tired of Washington, DC trying to come down here to tell us how to run Texas.’”

This is all well and good but where was Governor Perry when George Bush was doing exactly the same thing with his hundreds of signing statements and establishing precedent for Obama to use these extra constitutional power grabs?

Facts are simply "red herrings".

Fox News reports on the often reported myth that 90% of the guns used in Mexico crimes come from the U.S.
While it is true that 90% of the traceable guns were found to come from the U.S., the fact is that only about 17% of the guns confiscated are even traced. The remainder of the guns are not sent to the U.S. for tracing because it is obvious from their markings that they do not come from the U.S.

In 2007-2008, according to ATF Special Agent William Newell, Mexico submitted 11,000 guns to the ATF for tracing. Close to 6,000 were successfully traced -- and of those, 90 percent -- 5,114 to be exact, according to testimony in Congress by William Hoover -- were found to have come from the U.S.

But in those same two years, according to the Mexican government, 29,000 guns were recovered at crime scenes.

In other words, 68 percent of the guns that were recovered were never submitted for tracing. And when you weed out the roughly 6,000 guns that could not be traced from the remaining 32 percent, it means 83 percent of the guns found at crime scenes in Mexico could not be traced to the U.S.

But Tom Diaz, senior policy analyst at the Violence Policy Center, called the "90 percent" issue a red herring and said that it should not detract from the effort to stop gun trafficking into Mexico.

"Let's do what we can with what we know," he said. "We know that one hell of a lot of firearms come from the United States because our gun market is wide open."

Yeah right to the politically correct, facts are simply "red herrings" that should not detract from their agenda. It kind of reminds me of the whole "Global Warming" argument.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

They're Ba-a-a-ck!

The Register Guard reports that once again a group of lawbreakers in Salem are debating whether to grant illegal alien students in-state tuition to Oregon colleges.
This is the fourth campaign in eight years and goes by the name of HB 2939.

“It’s about equality and accessibility,” said University of Oregon student Rachel Cushman. “We basically set students up to go to school and then deny them that. It’s just horrible.”

No mention about legality or propriety.

An analysis four years ago on a similar proposal concluded that it would increase costs to the Oregon University System by $2 million if 80 noncitizen students attended a public university and paid in-state tuition.

"The bill arrived with bipartisan support from Rhino. Sens. Dave Nelson of Pendleton and Frank Morse of Albany, as well as Democratic Rep. Michael Dembrow of Portland. The Education Committee chairwoman, Rep. Sara Gelser, D-Corvallis, said she is interested in moving the bill."

Columbia County Ordinance Ruled Unenforceable

In a valiant effort to quell the illegal invasion, the Oregon Columbia County tried to implement an ordinance which states any employer caught hiring illegal immigrants would be fined or shut down.

However, Columbia County Circuit Judge Ted Grove has declared the measure and ordinance unenforceable and moot because of conflicts with the federal law and various state authorities.
In a letter dated today to attorneys in the case, Grove stated that these provisions violate a section of the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1983, which states, "The provisions of this section preempt any state or local law imposing civil or criminal sanctions (other than through licensing or similar laws) upon those who employ or recruit or refer for a fee employment, unauthorized aliens."

Well, back to the drawing board.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

Those Wacky Progressives

Who says these Progressive politicians don't have a sense of humor?

Washington state senator Eric Oemig not only sits around with the picture of Joseph Stalin as a prop but when asked about a pending bill he gave 2 reasons to vote for HB 1195, it was a "good little bill", and "sticking it to the man".
When asked would he define "The Man", Oemig replied "In this case, the government".
Earth to Oemig, you are the man.

P.S. who cuts your hair dude?

Smoke'em If You Got'em

A lot has already been documented about Obama's hypocritical nature concerning campaign pledges and office reality. Here is just another example of do as I say and not as I do:

If you're old enough to remember the forgettable Jimmy Carter presidency you will probably also remember that during the energy shortage he installed solar panels on the roof and lowered the thermostat in the White House and wore sweaters to keep warm. A noble jesture indeed.

Last May Mr. Obama said this: “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say ‘OK.’ … That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.”

The New York Times reported on Thursday, January 29 that:

“…the capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, had cranked up the thermostat.

“He’s from Hawaii, O.K.?” said Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Axelrod, who occupies the small but strategically located office next door to his boss. “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

Oh yes on the "we cant drive our SUV's and eat as much as we want". Apparently that doesn't apply to the President. The British Sun reports: "BARACK Obama liked a restaurant’s pizzas so much he has flown the chef 850 miles to make some at the White House.

The US President got a taste for Chris Sommers’ pizza while campaigning in St Louis, Missouri, last year.

After Mr Obama’s election win, Chris offered to deliver frozen pizzas to the White House but was told he couldn’t because of security concerns.

So he took 20lb of dough and three gallons of sauce to Washington.

Chris was due to cook lunch at the White House yesterday, reported He said: “It’s surreal. It’s a huge honour.”

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Give Until It Hurts

Stop me if you read this one. THE GIVE ACT (H.R. 1388. You probably haven't and neither have most of the Congress I suspect. This initiative was one of Obama's main talking points during the campaign so I guess I can't call him on this one.
This act sounds OK I guess, you know, kids volunteering in service to America, you know, giving back. This bill whisked through the House and is now being fast-tracked through the Senate.

What wasn't advertised during the campaign was the real agenda hidden in the small print.
For example, the House version of the bill, in Section 6104, directs a committee to study: "The effect on the Nation, on those who serve, and on the families of those who serve, if all individuals in the United States were expected to perform national service or were required to perform a certain amount of national service. (6) Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds." Actually this part was taken out of the original bill and resubmitted under a separate bill H.R. 1444. There is also language in the House bill (Section 115) which requires private schools to include their students in these programs and requires private school teachers to take training so that they can "carry out the objectives" of the bill.

In California, homeschoolers are registered as private schools which might mean that even those who opt out of the school system could not opt out of this requirement.

If this act is really voluntary what is the need for a study on the advantages of making it mandatory? Also what is the need to make sure private schools and homeschoolers are forced to participate in this?

I wonder if they provide the Brown Shirts and Armbands or do you have to provide your own?
Who would have thought that the first black president would advocate slavery?

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Big Brother Watch

Hold on to your mouse, the U.S. Senate would grant the White House sweeping new powers to access private online dat, regulate the cybersecurity industry and even shut down internet traffic during a declared "cyber emergency".
The Senate bills are No. 773 and 778 introduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller and are both part of what is being called the Cybersecurity Act of 2009. These bills would create a new Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor, reportable directly to the president and charged with defending the country from cyber attack.
The The Cyber Strategic Inquiry 2008, sponsored by Business Executives for National Security
and executed by Booz Allen Hamilton, recommended
to ‘‘establish a single voice for cybersecurity within
government’’ concluding that the ‘‘unique nature of
cybersecurity requires a new leadership paradigm."

These measures are being promoted by ex-President Bush's Director of National Intelligence, Michael McConnell. Mr. McConnell just happens to be the former director of the NSA and is the current director of defense programs at Booz Allen, one of the largest defense and intelligence contractors.
Booz Allen had millions of dollars worth of contracts with the TIA program that was found to be spying on American citizens, antiwar protesters, etc.
They were one of the subcontractors working with the NSA to illegally wiretap American phones.

While internet security is surely one of the most important problems confronting us today, I am not comfortable with the government having even more control. Given their track record for treating the Constitution as a door-mat and their interest in shutting down opposition voices be afraid, be very, very afraid.
More to follow as it develops.

Friday, April 03, 2009

From President Obama's most recent press conference when asked about embryonic stem cell research:
Question: I meant to ask--just to follow up--do you think that scientific consensus is enough to tell us what we can and cannot do?

OBAMA: No. I think there's -- there's always an ethical and a moral element that has to be -- be a part of this.

I wonder if this applies to the Global Warming scam also?

Change We Can Count On

stolen from

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

Every time it rains, it rains, pennies from heaven.
In Colorado it does. Apparently it's against the law there to collect rain water. Not satisfied with just selling water rights to water in rivers, streams and lakes, Colorado insists that the government owns the water that falls on your property. It should be allowed to fall to the ground and flow unimpeded into surrounding creeks and streams, the law states, to become the property of farmers, ranchers, developers and water agencies that have bought the rights to those waterways.

"If you try to collect rainwater, well, that water really belongs to someone else," said Doug Kemper, executive director of the Colorado Water Congress. "We get into a very detailed accounting on every little drop."

Frank Jaeger of the Parker Water and Sanitation District, on the arid foothills south of Denver, sees water harvesting as an insidious attempt to take water from entities that have paid dearly for the resource.

"Every drop of water that comes down keeps the ground wet and helps the flow of the river," Jaeger said. He scoffs at arguments that harvesters like Holstrom only take a few drops from rivers. "Everything always starts with one little bite at a time."

In other words, we can't keep track of millions of illegal aliens but we can track every drop of water.
Is it time for revolution yet?

Monday, March 30, 2009

Your babies little carbon footprints!

It can't happen here.
In communist China the can mandate that couples have a maximum of one child but not here right?

Nancy Pelosi recently defended the hundreds of millions of dollars earmarked for family planning (abortion, birth control) in the latest stimulus package by insisting that children are too expensive and a drag on the economy. This from the mother of 5 with 6 grandchildren.

Now two Oregon State University academics have jumped on the population issue by issuing a paper that connects two of the leading progressive agenda's planks, population control and carbon emissions.

Paul Murtaugh and Michael Schlax contend that recycling, driving less, changing light bulbs etc. are a noble effort to reduce CO2 emissions, but that action is totally overwhelmed by having just one child. They propose to link a persons carbon output to each continuing generation.

The government has recently decided that "climate change" is a national health issue. They have declared that children are an economic liability and now contributing to global warming.

Or can it? I never thought that the U.S. would own banks, tell private companies how much they could pay CEOs or tell the automobile industry how they should operate.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

It's official. The building that is being erected on the ground zero site and dedicated to the resolve of the American people will not be named "The Freedom Tower" after all. It appears that the Port Authority chairman Anthony Coscia is having a hard time marketing the tower under the name "Freedom Tower" and prefers "One World Trade Center". Others fear that the 102 story Freedom Tower's name could make it more susceptible to future attacks than a symbol of defiance against it.

Yeah right! What was the name of the original tower that was attacked twice? Oh yeah, One World Trade Center.....How's that been working for you so far?

By the way, "Agency chairman Anthony Coscia was more critical in remarks Thursday, when the Port Authority announced its first corporate lease at the tower with a Chinese business center."
Could it be that the Chinese have a problem with the name "FREEDOM"?

P.S. I completely missed the not so subtle tell in the name ONE WORLD Trade Center.

Men Are Stupid!

Now that's funny right there.

Commercial: Men Are Stupid - Amazing videos are here

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Quickening

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by information overload?
Does life come at you at a fevered pace?
Consider the following video.

TOH to

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Global Warming, Cooling could be Harmful, Good for you.

If you have anything left in your wallet you better hold on to it. The government is ramping up it's effort to commit us in the U.N. scam of carbon cap and trade.
The EPA recently prepared a finding for review that global warming is a public health threat.
We are often told how the pursuit of alternative energy will create lots of "green" jobs.
The EPA's dire finding echoes last month's testimony by Howard Franklin, who directs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Environmental Health, before a Senate Committee. Franklin said the CDC "considers climate change a serious public health concern" that could accelerate illnesses and deaths from heat waves, air pollution, and food- and water-borne diseases.

But wait. Before you swallow this entire line let's remember that warming may actually save lives. Warmer weather means longer growing seasons for both food and the raw materials for biofuels. Ironically, the push to biofuels has caused hunger and food riots around the world as crops are diverted and food prices rise. The environment is harmed due to increased biofuel cultivation and agricultural runoff.

Bjorn Lomborg, author of the book "The Skeptical Environmentalist," has said the cost of a Kyoto-like pact "just for the U.S. will be higher than the cost of providing the entire world with clean drinking water and sanitation. It's estimated the latter would prevent 2 million deaths (from diseases like infant diarrhea) a year and prevent half a billion people from becoming seriously ill each year."

According to a Heritage Foundation analysis, "using the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases will be very costly, even given the most generous assumptions." Clean Air Act regulation of greenhouse gases "could spur additional investment," Heritage acknowledges, but "this investment was completely undermined by the higher energy prices."

So much so, says Heritage, that "cumulative GDP losses for 2010 to 2029 approach $7 trillion with single-year losses of nearly $650 billion." Annual job losses would exceed 800,000 for several years, with some industries experiencing job losses exceeding 50%.