July 15, 2011
Knee… Meet Jerk
Sometimes I think Shelia Jackson Lee simply cannot help herself. Matters of truly debatable substance on how to best get our fiscal house in order become a reason to challenge the loyal opposition by baselessly accusing them of being racist!
"I do not understand what I think is the maligning and maliciousness [toward] this president,” said Jackson Lee, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. “Why is he different? And in my community, that is the question that we raise. In the minority community that is question that is being raised. Why is this president being treated so disrespectfully? …”
Yeah that will rally the party faithful to the cause!
"I am particularly sensitive to the fact that only this president — only this one, only this one — has received the kind of attacks and disagreement and inability to work, only this one," said Jackson Lee from the House floor.
Because Democrats were Oh So Willing to work with the previous administration in a non-confrontational fashion. What Sheila?… If you simply say it… it must be true? SDASTFU!
"Read between the lines," she continued. "What is different about this president that should put him in a position that he should not receive the same kind of respectful treatment of when it is necessary to raise the debt limit in order to pay our bills, something required by both statute and the 14th amendment?"
Ummm, yeah… Its because he’s a minority. That’s the sole reason intelligent, thoughtful people disagree with this President’s desire to increase our Debt Limit and our Tax burden even further.
Look, I’m tired of this kind of drivel… it serves no purpose to the national discourse! This is a serious matter before the people, and yes it should be debated by serious adults in a mature manner. Not that I expect our elected officials to meet any of these expectations, but to instantaneously reduce the structure of the debate to a function of RACE! Plllleeeaaaassssse!
Sheila does nothing to advance the very real issue of racism in this argument, if anything she belittles it! By constantly claiming racism any time someone of a color other than our president’s disagrees with him is ludicrous and insulting.
I am curious, when then Senator Obama actually voted “Nay” and not his usual “Present” on a similar resolution to raise the debt ceiling during the Bush Administration, was it because the President at the time was… uh… I don’t know… maybe… White?
Now on to the real topic at hand… Why do we have a debt ceiling at all? If all we are going to do is continue to raise it to accommodate our irresponsible spend to the limit (and beyond) , fiscal policies? When is enough enough? Sheila’s argument appears to be… Well hell, like all Americans, when we spend beyond our means, we simply go to our credit card agency and request a higher limit! ~ and of course are always awarded with said higher limit! “Because, ya know… if they don’t… they are obviously RACIST!”
Isn’t it that kind of thinking that got us here in the first place? It is time to CUT! Not tax more! Not spend more! The teet of the American people has run dry, we’re sick and tired of paying for our Government’s entitlements (read re-election bribes) and some of us are drawing a line. Others want to continue business as usual and keep milking that cow until she is dry! Then what? Seriously it is high time we cut off the spending, reign in federal government’s recklessness in the name of providing for…
The next vote!
January 04, 2011
At What Point Is Enough, Enough?
“Politically Correct” are two diametrically opposed words forced into grammatical copulation!
Every day we are faced with more and more incidences of our Overly Sensitized – Oprah Worshiping – Bravo Channel Watching – Pacifist Celebrating – Fairness Focused – Macramé Wearing, Medical Hemp Tote’n, Rainbow Wearing, un-informed public declaring indignation over some perceived wrong and demanding immediate JUSTICE be served! And like lemmings our knee jerk reaction is to kowtow these pansies and comply with what we perceive THESE Twits would like to have happen!
The latest installment in this is the sacking of US Navy Capt. Owen Honors, the Commanding Officer of the USS Enterprise.
I’ve been holding off on publishing my opinion on this subject due to what I thought initially to be proper temperance on my part. Better to understand the whole picture before I go off in defense of the Captain or join the lynching. But the more I restrained my contempt for the situation at large the more frustrated I became.
Honestly… I don’t give a RAT’s ASS what the good Captain said or did in this video production on board OUR most historic warship of the line! And… NEITHER SHOULD YOU!!!
We’ve all seen worse on the Tonight Show, The Daily Show, or Comedy Central and we sure as shit didn’t give a crap then! Actually we probably laughed and told a friend about it the next day at work!
Grow Up! Sometimes, just sometimes… lewd, demeaning, humorous references about almost every special interest and repressed group are made for the cause of humor, entertainment, and just plain salaciousness. And you know what? Sometimes it’s DAMN FRIGG’N FUNNY! (ever watch South Park? and laugh?) And other times it is a bit embarrassing! Don’t believe me? Watch MTV for 7 minutes! Watch Comedy Central! Watch Cinemax after 10:00pm! Watch Bravo… EVAH! Or “The 700 club” for that matter too! It is all Offensive! To Someone! Somewhere! That is their (the producers’ the investors’ the corporations’) intent!
Why are we (and I don’t really know who the “WE” is in this scenario) eager to call for the head of a well served, highly decorated, well worth our tax money for the task’s we’ve asked, man, and yet we immediately turn around and ignore much more heinous actions of people like… John Murtha, David Letterman, Tiger Woods, John Edwards, Charlie Rangel… and quite frankly 70% of the sitting elected officials in that cesspool Washington DC!
Here’s what we as TAX PAYERS should demand of our NAVY and those investigating this Oh My God – High Crime! Find something better to do with your time!!! Slap this man on the wrist! (Which was already done 3 years ago!) and let him learn from a VERY SMALL mistake in judgment and get on with carrying out his assigned and well earned duties as a caring CO of a Nuclear Aircraft Carrier! And if any of the offended SWO’s, Female Sailors, or other wuss’s who can’t take some ribbing would like to… They can leave the boat! Preferably after she’s cleared the marker!
That is all…
December 02, 2010
Seriously? You think you’re as deserving of respect as the US Armed Forces?
NY Giants Safety Antrel Rolle is a pinhead among imbeciles! In a recent interview he had the gall to state,
"They want to make it that guys paid this much money for a ticket, yeah, I understand that, I understand completely. We risk ourselves out there on the field each and every day also. When soldiers come home from Iraq you don't boo them. I look at it the same way. I take my job seriously,"
His statement of “We risk ourselves out there on the field each and every day also…” is completely asinine! Really? … REALLY!
I would love for this Narcissistic, prima donna to actually serve on the front lines in the mountains of Afghanistan for a football season! And make the same $1,547.70 a Marine E-3 get’s paid per MONTH!!!! To “Risk Himself”.
You naïve sonofabitch! We don’t ‘Boo’ our returning Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, and Marines because they serve a cause greater than themselves! They do it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for a minimum of 4 years! They are selfless defenders of our FREEDOM!!! YOUR FREEDOM A-HOLE! It is thanks to these men and women on the line that you have the opportunity to make in 2.4 minutes of playing a GAME!!! what these individuals make in a YEAR!!!
How many times were you shot at in those 2.4 minutes? How many IEDs did you have to look out for? How many of your fellow teammates were killed in action?
You bumptious attention whore! SDASTFU!
I hope New Yorkers recognize you for the pondscum you really are and continue to “boo” you for the rest of your hopefully short career!
September 08, 2010
Pastor Terry Jones is an idiot! The Media is Dumber!
Normally I do not talk of men of the cloth with such distain, however the cloth this man is woven from would not even make a good diaper.
By now most of you have heard or read about this knucklehead’s plan to hold a “good’ol fashioned book burnin’!” With the only title of choice being the Koran (Quran). Why is he doing it? To be as IN YOUR FACE as he possibly can toward anyone who will give him airtime to expound on his “anti-damn near anything but especially Muslims” drivel.
I have so much distain for all of this falderal I can barely type straight! I’m sick of some nut-job minister (who has a whopping 50 followers) capturing any media attention in his stated plans to burn the Koran, this is exactly what this imbecile wants! So what does CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NYT, WAPO, HUFFPO, FOX and just about every other media outlet do? Make news of this twit! To the point that he and 50 of his sheep, can now create an national incident!
Well done all you dumbasses!
I do find it a bit ironic, however… now that someone from the “Other-Religion” side is also doing something incendiary… y’know similar to putting a Mosque near the site of the greatest single perversion of that religion, an event that killed 2,900+ INNOCENT people!!!!… There are no shouts from ANYONE! (As it should be!) demanding that these idiots have every right (which they do) to protest, and therefore should go ahead with their plans… which they shouldn’t… due to… here’s that word again, go ahead and look it up lefties!… Insensitivity and confrontational nature of it!
It serves no purpose, than to demonstrate how the contemptuous few receive all the attention… thanks in no small part to our sensationalistic media feeding our sensationalistic simple mindedness…
I won’t tell you who penned the following words for fear they will be dismissed simply because of who she is… (but know these words are not my own) and I wholly agree with the sentiment, sometimes something is just plain wrong! No matter the “Right”…
In response to Gen David Petraeus' denunciation of Florida pastor Terry Jones' right to engage in a symbolic protest of the 9/11 attacks by burning copies of the Quran this Sept. 11, President Obama said: "Let me be clear: As a citizen, and as president, I believe that members of the Dove World Outreach Center have the same right to freedom of speech and religion as anyone else in this country."
Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida lauded Obama's remarks, saying America is "a place where you're supposed to be able to practice your religion without the government telling you you can't."
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called Obama's words a "clarion defense of the freedom of religion" -- and also claimed that he had recently run into a filthy jihadist who actually supported the Quran-burning!
Keith Olbermann read the poem "First they came ..." on air in defense of the Quran-burners, nearly bringing himself to tears at his own profundity.
No wait, my mistake. This is what liberals said about the ground zero mosque only five minutes ago when they were posing as First Amendment absolutists. Suddenly, they've developed amnesia when it comes to the free-speech right to burn a Quran.
Weirdly, conservatives who opposed building the mosque at ground zero are also against the Quran burning.
Sometimes its easy to be consistent…
…The reason not to burn Qurans is that it's unkind -- not to jihadists, but to Muslims who mean us no harm. The same goes for building a mosque at ground zero -- in both cases, it's not a question of anyone's "rights," it's just a nasty thing to do.
I need a ladder… my soapbox has grown a bit tall… I’ll step off it now…
August 18, 2010
Right –vs- Wrong
Just because the “Law” (or Constitution) grants you the “Right” to do something, doesn’t mean you “Should”.
The heat is on relating to the construction of a Mosque near Ground Zero, and the political swords have been drawn. And because of that, now the issue cannot be rationally debated. Once Nancy Pelosi warped the issue into a reason to investigate the funding of those of us opposed to the idea of building a mosque in this troubled ground, we have taken the “Express-Short-Bus” to the sublime!
Sorry to disappoint you Nancy, most of my funding comes from the Green Energy Management Company I work for, and my occasional Poker Winnings!
Bottom line… YES! The Islamic church (or whatever you want to call the organization) has the “RIGHT” to build a house of worship wherever permitted by zoning laws. But this “Right” doesn’t make it “Right”. My opposition comes from the apparent insensitivity on the part of the Islamic Organization who wants to build on this hallowed ground. It is a slap in the face to those victims of the perverted wing of Islam!
If the Mainstream Baptist Church wanted to build a church in the crater of an abortion clinic that had been targeted by one of their extremists, I would have the same outrage at the insensitivity.
If a Gun Show was to be held in the park surrounding Columbine High School, I would be critical of the organizers as well!
Each may have the “Right” but that does not make it “Appropriate”.
Meaning, even though I may agree with an organization’s values (which I don’t in the case of Islam) I do not have to agree with their actions/methods. This is setting aside politics and leaning on my values and respect of other’s, not my disrespect!
My point… as much as the “Mainstream” Islamic faith wants to distance themselves from the fundamentalist extremists… The Mainstream Islamic Faith bares some responsibility to their extreme wings. The attack on the United States and all Americans on 9-11 was by ISLAMIC Extremists! Not by Taliban, Iraqis, Iranians, Afghanis, Pakistanis, Venezuelans, NORKS, Yemenis or Saudis… their whole purpose for their attack was based on their ISLAMIC Beliefs, taught by ISLAMIC Imams, in ISLAMIC Mosques!
Placing a reminder of the perpetrators right smack in the middle of the crater of hate… catalyzed by their very own religion… is insensitivity at its worst.
I do not hold Bloomberg, Obama, the New York Port Authority responsible for their argument that the Islamic Church has every right to build a Mosque on this site, factually that is indeed accurate, and as representatives of a supposedly secular government they have to take that position. My ire is raised at the Church itself for forcing such an issue or even wanting to force the issue… If you want to nurture understanding, then practice what you preach… Build it somewhere else!
July 30, 2010
Taxes are going up… FOR EVERYONE!
This scares the hell out of me.
Despite what you may WANT to believe from the current administration that you will not face increased taxes unless… you know… you’re one of those evil non-productive, teet sucking rich folks. You’re in for a hellofa surprise. If you haven’t seen this from Investors Business Daily, I recommend reading the whole article.
Many are unaware that the “Bush Tax Cuts” are due to expire this year. Many may assume letting any “Bush” policy expire is a good thing. I warn you to not get caught up in your zeal to denigrate all things “Bush”. When these tax cuts expire (a termination date was initially established as an appeasement to the congressional Democrats, instead of making these permanent… so if you hear twits like this trying to point a finger at the Republicans for wanting this to happen… please CALL BULLSHIT!) there are a plethora of increases even the lowest marginal tax payer will be affected by. Here are some of the low-lights…
The Tax Tsunami On The Horizon
…Resurrection of the death tax, (the death tax returns — at a rate of 55% on estates of $1 million or more.) however, isn't the only tax problem that will be ushered in Jan. 1. Many other cuts from the Bush administration are set to disappear and a new set of taxes will materialize. And it's not just the rich who will pay.
- The lowest bracket for the personal income tax, for instance, moves up 50% — to 15% from 10%. The next lowest bracket — 25% — will rise to 28%, and the old 28% bracket will be 31%. At the higher end, the 33% bracket is pushed to 36% and the 35% bracket becomes 39.6%.
- The marriage penalty also makes a comeback, and the capital gains tax will jump 33% — to 20% from 15%. The tax on dividends will go all the way from 15% to 39.6% — a 164% increase.
- Both the cap-gains and dividend taxes will go up further in 2013 as the health care reform adds a 3.8% Medicare levy for individuals making more than $200,000 a year and joint filers making more than $250,000.
- Other tax hikes include: halving the child tax credit to $500 from $1,000 and fixing the standard deduction for couples at the same level as it is for single filers.
I think the IDP/TIPP poll tells the story…
Look, you can buy into the crap that the Government is here to save us all from ourselves, or those evil (non-union) job creating small businesses and corporations. But I promise you, the more money you remove from individual Americans, the more despair we will face in the coming years.
May 28, 2010
That’s our story and we’re sticking with it… Unless we can come up with a better one.
This White House is amazing… In the whole fiasco that is Joe Sestak, the White House has concocted the following yarn to cover their all too exposed derriere.
The official line is now… after 5 months of being able to develop “the truth”…
“Yes, Bill Clinton, who has no legally binding authority to speak on the White House’s behalf, discussed an UNPAID Administration Job for representative Sestak, in exchange for his not running for Senate against the traitorous Arlen Spector, who had recently become a Democrat… Stating he did so so he would be “Re-elected.”
The formally coy Sestak now confirms this story as the accurate one. Anyone care to guess why he previously wouldn’t volunteer any details about what job he was offered, and by who?
Hmmm… maybe… could it be, because after his gaffe of publically proclaiming he was all but bribed to not run, he had to wait to have his teleprompter updated with the White House’s damage control? Especially now after he has won the Pennsylvania Democratic Primary?
Well its a good thing the American Press will do what is best for America and let this issue quietly drop, now that… y’know… the truth has been told.
Sniff… Sniff… anyone else smell a rat?
May 26, 2010
Another Flag Flap!
An Army veteran in Wisconsin will be allowed to display an American flag until Memorial Day, but the symbol honoring his service in Iraq and Kosovo must come down next Tuesday…
…Dawn Price, 27, of Oshkosh, Wis., said she received a call from officials at Midwest Realty Management early Wednesday indicating that she and her husband, Charlie, would be allowed to continue flying the American flag they've had in their window for months through the holiday weekend. The couple had previously been told they had to remove the flag by Saturday or face eviction due to a company policy that bans the display of flags, banners and political or religious materials.
Officials at Midwest Realty Management, which manages Brookside Apartments, where the Prices live, did not return several messages seeking comment. In a statement to the Oshkosh Northwestern, company officials said the policy was established to provide a consistent living environment for all residents.
Oh… You mean there’s an element of Political Correctness involved?
"This policy was developed to insure that we are fair to everyone as we have many residents from diverse backgrounds," the statement read. "By having a blanket policy of neutrality we have found that we are less likely to offend anyone and the aesthetic qualities of our apartment communities are maintained."
I’ve had it! Caution less than suitable language for kids follows!…
This is HORSESHIT! If you are offended by my flying the AMERICAN Flag in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA then you are graciously invited to EAT SHIT AND DIE! Using the words “Diverse Backgrounds” is a euphemism for easily offended dirtbag-busy-bodies! I’m disgusted with claims that flying the American Flag in the United States of America is an Aggressive or Hostile act directed at “Diverse Cultures”.
Expelling kids from a school because they wore American Flag shirts to school on ‘May Day--- the Communist Workers Holiday’ when plenty of Illegal Aliens wearing Mexican flags were all but catered to by school officials is equally reprehensible. Again if you find the American Flag Offensive or Threatening… well hmmmm, why would that be? Have you been urinating on America? and expect to get flushed by a patriot?
Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005, which states no condominium association, cooperative association, or residential real estate management association" may stop someone from flying the American flag. The law, however, does not apply to renters.
Stand Up America! Be proud of who we are! Yes we are diverse, that’s what makes us great, it is all the more reason to celebrate flying that flag, not cowering from a select few who have no honest concept for what it stands for or are threatened by the freedoms it represents!
All Americans should have the right to fly the American Flag, not just “Homeowners!”
May 24, 2010
So Why the Tax?
It is my understanding that in the event of ANY oil spill the bill for clean-up and all actions associated with the clean up are the financial responsibility of the Oil Company. Right?
So why the need for this? Other than to jack up consumer prices on oil and petroleum related products to the consumer so we all give up our cars for Wind Powered Solar Bicycles?
I’m even confused by the commentary in the article, the political windbags even contradict themselves (I know WOW! that’s a shocker!)
Oil tax increase would help pay to clean up spills
WASHINGTON (AP) - Responding to the massive BP oil spill, Congress is getting ready to quadruple—to 32 cents a barrel—a tax on oil used to help finance cleanups. The increase would raise nearly $11 billion over the next decade.
The tax is levied on oil produced in the U.S. or imported from foreign countries. The revenue goes to a fund managed by the Coast Guard to help pay to clean up spills in waterways, such as the Gulf of Mexico…
…Lawmakers want to increase the current 8-cent-a-barrel tax on oil to make sure there is enough money available to respond to oil spills. At least 6 million gallons of crude have spewed into the Gulf of Mexico since a drilling rig exploded April 20 off the Louisiana coast.
President Barack Obama and congressional leaders have said they expect BP to foot the bill for the cleanup.
"Taxpayers will not pick up the tab," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Monday.
So… Why the tax?
Again, we’re back to the idiot logic of… “We’re not taxing individuals, we’re taxing evil nasty corporations..” Ignoring that simple fact that increased taxes on companies ALWAYS results in trickle down to the retail price. Gotta cover the tax somehow.
Knock it off you Ass-Clowns!!! Stop taxing the public and corporations just to make yourselves look like you are doing something for your salaries!
May 20, 2010
There Oughtta be a Law!
Now I’m not one to go around lightly stating “There Ought to be a Law” about damn near anything… I am especially against laws that state you MUST do something!
However, as a constitutionalist I am for a number of laws that protect our ‘right’ to do something. Speak, Practice whatever religion we want, etc… One law I would like to see passed, and I’ll probably have to wait another 3 years to even have a chance at this one, (and unfortunately it would probably have to be an amendment to the US Constitution…) but pending that I would like to see the states pass individual laws that simply state:
“No government, no organization, no business, no association, can lawfully prohibit an individual from reasonable display of an American Flag, a State’s flag or a Military Service Flag.”
“Reasonable” meaning appropriate size for the venue and properly affixed to ones residence or property. Limits on free-standing flag poles will be exempted. But certainly we can come up with a law absolutely granting a right to fly a flag 4’x6’ or smaller.
This would insure that all peoples desire to show their individual patriotism, alliance, support is protected. And it would help prevent home owners association presidents from making complete asses of themselves!
HILLSBOROUGH, N.H. -- A Navy veteran in Hillsborough will now be allowed to fly his U.S. flag outside his apartment building.
Hillsborough police said an agreement has been reached to allow residents of the Maple Leaf Village complex to fly flags.
Joe LeVangie, 88, and his neighbors had been told to take down the flags because they were displayed in violation of a policy set by the management company. LeVangie is a World War II veteran and said he flew his flag to honor troops serving overseas.
Police said that under a preliminary agreement reached with management company EJL Management, the Hillsborough Police Association in partnership with American Legion Post 59 agreed to keep an eye on the flags and make sure they are in good condition. If not, the police association will talk to the owner of the flag to see if it can be replaced.
If the owner can't replace it, the police association will cover the cost to replace the flag at no cost to the town or owner of the rental property.
Police said all parties are in agreement, and the details will be worked out with the property custodian.
LeVangie's story gained national attention after it was first reported on News 9. Many viewers who saw the story on-air or online said they were shocked by the order to remove the flag.
Here’s what the original stink was about [link]
Veteran Ordered To Remove Flag From Outside Home
Management Company Says Flag Displays Violate Policy
EJL Management said the flags violate a blanket policy prohibiting such displays. A letter sent to LeVangie said a letter sent to him by the company said it was part of a policy that also prohibits lawn ornaments and grills.
The company said that to honor residents' patriotism, a flag was placed at the entrance of Maple Leaf. But LeVangie said a single flag is not enough.
"Why should it be sufficient?" he said. "Is the one in Concord sufficient for the state of New Hampshire?"
LeVangie's rent is subsidized by the federal government. A representative from the Department of Housing and Urban Development said EJL is complying with the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005.
Its that last paragraph that pisses me off… If flying a flag in front of a residential community satisfies the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005… well than that act doesn’t go far enough!