Friday, February 27, 2009

Because all economies have performance issues

Ad of the Week

Here's a commercial with a very interesting twist at the end. Worth the watch.
Courtesy of Bob Park's Black and Right Blog:

A Gift From the Sancuary City- LA

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Two people were arrested after the Oregon State Police reportedly discovered guns, drugs, cash and body armor in an automobile during a traffic stop near Coburg Wednesday.

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Alenia Rosario Nunez and Juan Francisco Jimenez, Jr., both of Los Angeles, were arrested Wednesday.
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COBURG — Oregon State Police troopers on Tuesday arrested two California residents after finding drugs, guns, a set of body armor and nearly $10,000 in their car.

Juan Francisco Jimenez Jr. and Alenia Rosario Nunez were lodged in the Lane County Jail on several felony charges.

Police said a trooper patrolling Interstate 5 about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday stopped a Chevrolet Tahoe just north of Coburg for speeding.

The trooper checked to see if the occupants — Jimenez and Nunez — were wanted, and learned that Jimenez was being sought by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

Police said the trooper searched the vehicle and found about 14 grams of cocaine, 8 grams of methamphetamine, two loaded handguns — one of which had been reported as stolen, a set of body armor and about $9,500 in cash.

Jimenez and Nunez face charges of drug possession and money laundering. Jimenez, 34, is also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and a felon in possession of body armor. Nunez, 26, faces an additional charge of carrying a concealed weapon.

Both people live in the Los Angeles area, police said.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Tell Us What You Really Think Rick.

Rick Santelli of CNBC gives his thoughts on the president's new stimulus package. He has my support and evidently that of a lot of his co-workers.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Employee Appreciation 101

Here is a good old American success story that will get buried under the continuing saga of corrupt politicians, CEO's and bankers giving themselves huge bonuses with our money.
Leonard Abess Jr. the CEO of the Miami-based City National Bancshares retired and sold a majority stake of the bank. Rather than just pocketing the profits he did something rather unusual, he took $60 million out of his own pocket and gave it to the 399 workers on the staff and even 72 former employees that had been with him for a long time. This amounted to tens of thousands of dollars and in some cases, more than one hundred thousand.
I love one of his quotes: " I saw that if the president doesn't come to work, it's not a big deal, he said, But if the tellers don't show up, it's a serious problem."

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Former El Paso Border Patrol Agents Released From Prison

At 3 a.m. Mountain time former Border Patrol agent Jose Compean was released from the Elkton Federal Prison in Elkton, Ohio. Former agent Ignacio Ramos was released about five hours later from the Phoenix Federal Prison in Phoenix, Ariz.

Ramos and Compean will “officially” be released from Federal Bureau of Prison custody on March 20, but on Tuesday both were allowed to rejoin their families as part of a house arrest agreement. They had been in prison since January 2007.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bill Gates releases mosquitoes at TED on Wednesday.
(Credit: James Duncan Davidson for TED)

At the latest TED convention, Bill Gates used a bit of street theater to infect the audience with good old fashioned guilt. Proclaiming that malaria shouldn't be enjoyed by only poor people he released a jar of mosquitoes in the room. He later said that the mosquitoes were not malarial.
While this may have been a very effective display, not too many people have mentioned that even if the mosquitoes did not have malaria, they still can carry up to 50 other vectors and some people are allergic to mosquito bites just like some people have reaction to bee stings or spider bites. Another thing that wasn't mentioned was that bringing insects into California is a very serious matter. The Med-fly, West Nile Virus, lots of problems for the fruit and tree growers.
I just hope that the mosquitoes were native Californians.

Bill's lucky he didn't try this stunt on the Eugene Mall or he might be the next one with his face on the sidewalk crying "Don't Tase Me Bro."


At a recent computer expo (COMDEX),Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated,

'If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.'

In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating:

If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this part ):

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash........
Twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads.

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single 'This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation' warning light.

7. The airbag system would ask 'Are you sure?' before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again

because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

10. You'd have to press the 'Start' button to turn the engine off

PS - when all else fails, you could call 'customer service' in some foreign country and be instructed in some foreign language how to fix your car yourself!!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Nancy (Sanger) Pelosi

In an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Speaker of the House Nancy (we're losing 500 million jobs here) Pelosi defended huge sums of money for family planning services.

From the interview:
"Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services," Stephanopoulos asked Pelosi, "how is that stimulus?"

"Well, the family planning services reduce cost," Pelosi answered. "They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children's health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those – one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government."

This eugenics-lite philosophy is coming from the mother of 5 and grandmother of 7.

Here's a suggestion Nancy: If you are concerned about population control how about starting at the most obvious problem-illegal immigration. Millions of illegal mothers coming here with impunity, shunning any form of birth control and actually celebrating the latino high birth rate and continued crowding out of native born citizens. Your screwed up state will never balance it's budget until you come to terms with the illegal situation. Dah.

Grilled by Greg

Eight deaths and more than 550 illnesses have been associated with the samonella outbreak that was traced back to peanut products made by the Peanut Corp. of America.
Stewart Parnell, president of Peanut Corporation, and Sammy Lightsey, manager of the company’s Georgia plant, were subpoenaed by a House committee. But invoking their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, they refused to answer questions.
Shortly after the two settled into their seats, Representative Greg Walden, Republican of Oregon, brandished a large jar wrapped in yellow crime-scene tape that was filled with contaminated cookies and crackers, and he asked the executives, “Would either of you be willing to take the lid off and eat any of these products?” They refused.

"Despite more than 12 tests in 2007 and 2008 that showed salmonella contamination in his company’s products, Mr. Parnell wrote an e-mail message to company employees on Jan. 12 saying, “We have never found any salmonella at all.”
If this were Japan, both officers of this company would have already committed suicide.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Oh no you didn"t!

Former county commissioner Bobby Green was arrested for drunk driving on Thursday night. He was cited and released after failing a sobriety test.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

What's In It For Me-Al Franken?

Why does it seem that most of the people that want to run our lives don't seem to be able to handle their own affairs worth a damn. From the crooked Obama nominees to Portland's new mayor, they somehow think that laws and rules are for the common sheeple.
Not funny, funnyman Al Franken has just admitted that he owes over $50,000 in back taxes and penalties. He also was hit with a $25,000 penalty for failing to carry worker's comp insurance for his employees in New York. He blames the shortage on his accountant. This is just slightly more plausible than Tom Daschle's Turbo Tax excuse.
Franken is also demanding that the Minnesota Supreme Court direct the Governor and the Sec. of State issue an election certificate declaring him the winner of the senate election even though under current Minnesota law, a winner cannot be certified until all legal avenues of appeal have been exhausted. Pretty brazen for cheating tax scofflaw.

How Strong Will You Finish?

Friday, February 06, 2009

A New Revenue Generator

Maybe Obama is on to something. I would appear that he has stumbled upon a unique way to get deadbeat tax scofflaws to pay up. All you have to do is nominate them for a cabinet position and they almost immediately pony up the back taxes, unpaid taxes on their illegal alien housekeepers and liens on their spouses businesses.
The latest nominee to be tripped up on their way to the White House is Hilda Solis who was chosen as Labor secretary. It was disclosed that her husband paid $6,400 this week to settle numerous tax liens against his business dating to 1993.
These people want to run the country but they can't seem to even run their personal life. Gimme a break.

The King of Pork

The original title for this photo is "The King of Pork" referring to his latest "stimulus" package. I suspect that maybe he is just attempting to lipstick on these pigs.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

What An Ass Clown

Sometimes when I discuss ideas with a Liberal I get the feeling that they just don't have a grasp on reality. Watching this video of the King of Liberals, Sen. Harry Reid, it makes me want to throw up. With idiots like this in charge it's no wonder that we are in such sad shape. To call this man a weasel would only defame real weasels.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Do That Voodoo That You Do So Well

From the Houston

MEXICO CITY — RadioShack Corp. will not sponsor a Mexican newspaper promotion that invited fans to prick voodoo dolls wearing American jerseys to boost the country's soccer team in a World Cup qualifier next month against the United States.

The Fort Worth, Texas-based company said in a statement that it wishes "the very best of luck" to Mexico, the U.S. and all teams in the final round of regional qualifying for next year's tournament.

An illustration in the Mexican sports daily Record showed a pair of scissors slicing off the leg of a doll in a U.S. jersey. The doll was stuck with pushpins, grimaced in pain and its arms were covered in bruises. Stuffing leaked from its No. 10 jersey.

The Smiling Clown

This grinning clown is not only an idiot but apparently very dangerous.
From World Net Daily
By Jerome R. Corsi'

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., has introduced to the House of Representatives a new bill, H.R. 645, calling for the secretary of homeland security to establish no fewer than six national emergency centers for corralling civilians on military installations. (read-civilian concentration camps)

Obama rather than reducing the over reach of the executive branch that was put into place by Pres. Bush, this bill also appears to expand the president's emergency powers giving the president the authority to declare an emergency and take over the direction of all federal, state, local, territorial and tribal governments without even consulting Congress.

This traitor caused some controversy during the 2008 campaign with his provocative comments concerning Sarah Palin. His racist ignorant quote was:
"If Sarah Palin isn't enough of a reason for you to get over whatever your problem is with Barack Obama, then you damn well had better pay attention," Hastings said, as reported by ABC News. "Anybody toting guns and stripping moose don't care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks. So, you just think this through."
Let me get this right-hunting in Alaska means you don't care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks. Good Lord this guy is in Congress.