September 21st, 2012
|10:27 am - The Audacity of Dopes|
Gallup released a poll today showing distrust of the media is at an all-time high (60%).
Gee, I wonder why?
In the crosstabs of the poll it is interesting to note that 58% of democrats have a "great deal" or a "fair amount" of trust in the media and, alarmingly, only 15% of democrats think the latest economic news is bad. Are you kidding me?
I'd describe it is group think but that would imply some actual thinking on the part of democrats. Instead it seems the majority of democrats just swallow what they are spoon fed or it is the simple madness of crowds with manufactured outrage. You can't even call them low information voters. They're just plain stupid.
September 5th, 2012
|04:07 pm - Better off?|
How about falling behind:
• Median incomes: These have fallen 7.3% since Obama took office, which translates into an average of $4,000. Since the so-called recovery started, median incomes continued to fall, dropping $2,544, or 4.8%.
• Long-term unemployed: More than three years into Obama’s recovery, 811,000 more still fall into this category than when the recession ended.
• Poverty: The poverty rate climbed to 15.1% in 2010, up from 14.3% in 2009, and economists think it may have hit 15.7% last year, highest since the 1960s.
• Food stamps: There are 11.8 million more people on food stamps since Obama’s recovery started.
• Disability: More than 1 million workers have been added to Social Security’s disability program in the last three years.
• Gas prices: A gallon of gas cost $1.89 when Obama was sworn in. By June 2009, the price was $2.70. Today, it’s $3.84.
• Misery Index: When Obama took office, the combination of unemployment and inflation stood at 7.83. Today it’s 9.71.
• Union membership: Even unions are worse off under Obama, with membership dropping half a million between 2009 and 2011.
• Debt: Everyone is far worse off if you just look at the national debt. It has climbed more than $5 trillion under Obama, crossing $16 trillion for the first time on Tuesday and driving the U.S. credit rating down.
July 9th, 2012
|09:09 pm - Got it...|
We’re supposed to be more angry about what Romney has done with his own money, than about what Obama has done with ours.
June 9th, 2012
|12:50 pm - Bleeding Hearts|
Democrats fight tooth and nail, cry foul and shriek about the War on Women(TM), The Poor(TM) and climate change in order to pump as much money as possible for vote-buying into the coffers of programs, perks, organizations, and campaign bundlers such as Planned Parenthood, the unions, Cash for Clunkers, the National Endowment of the Arts, Solyndra, cowboy poetry, wagyu beef, The Children(TM), NPR, PBS, Presidential trips to Hawaii and Spain, and every other unnecessary pile of crap that benefits only themselves, their cronies and/or their base. But, when the bill comes due, something also known as a budget, democrats invariably present the issue as a choice between higher taxes *or* cutting money for roads, the police, teachers and firemen. And, of course, they sell this partisan baloney to a gullible public by blaming Republicans.
Remember that the next time you read an article like this:
A sign I'm going to make for the next protest I go to: My vote cannot be bought with birth control pills.
March 25th, 2012
|10:58 am - The People's Cube|
Bless our comrades at The People's Cube.
Headlines that amused me today:
Cheney gets new heart; nation also hopeful that Biden gets brain, Obama courage, and House drops on Pelosi
Trayvor Martin shooting causes fear of backlash among Latinos with old-Jewish-guy names
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu: due to energy conservation, the light at the end of the tunnel will be switched off
To raise awareness about how unattractive respiratory disorders can be, Obama's FDA bans over-the-counter sales of asthma inhalers
No joke: The only FDA-approved over-the-counter inhaler has been banned as of December 31, 2011 due to "environmental concerns."
Voters Without Borders oppose Texas new voter ID law
Obama to tornado victims: 'We inherited this weather from the previous administration'
Of course as we all now know, since American media is the mouthpiece to the Obama Administration, our friends in Denmark have picked up the slack and have given us a peek at our emperor's clothes:
March 21st, 2012
|11:39 am - Useful Idiots|
I'm embarrassed for my sex.
Why do so-called progressives think it is genius to kvetch endlessly about getting birth control for free? Yeah, free for them when someone clearly more responsible is actually paying for it. You know what I think is "progressive"? Women who don't act like toddlers by demanding and crying to have all their needs be taken care of by someone else. I also think it is progressive for adult women to, you know, act like adults by accepting the consequences of their behavior and choices. I really don't see how a woman can call herself a "progressive" if she wants to have sex and have someone else pay for the consequences. Birth control pills aren't a necessity to living and they're cheap and easily available. Again, I'm embarrassed for my sex when progressive women presume to speak for me with their childlike need to be taken care of and repeated exaltations of "gimme". Gimme free birth control pills. Gimme abortions. Hands off my womb! Gimme a free college education. Gimme special treatment because I'm a woman. It's embarrassing! Why is that only in the last couple of years these progressive women can't seem to take care of themselves and their own needs?
I don't see anything progressive about a woman that chooses to spend $100,000 on an education in Women's Studies and then moans about having to pay for that education. I know of a very successful woman who was actually mocked for the fact that she graduated from college debt-free. Guess who did the mocking? Progressives. The woman who went to college and graduated without debt was Sarah Palin. I know of another progressive woman who called housewives "dependent creatures who are still children" and "parasites"? Really, Ms. Steinem? And "reproductive justice" grads who demand that their birth control be provided for free (in other words, paid for by someone else) aren't dependent creatures and parasitic? Thanks for lowering the bar progressives. I kind of have to wonder why progressive women would circle the wagons around a man who was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice and committed adultery all the while publicly eviscerating the women who brought this behavior to light. How proud the progressives must be of Bill Clinton, he's their biggest fund-raiser afterall.
Whiney, self-indulgent, dependent, two-faced, intolerant, irresponsible, unaccountable, loud-mouthed, rude, demanding, insolent, petulant "victims": this is the face of women progressives. These progressive women repeatedly beclown themselves all the while their agenda is nothing more than promoting political and ideological slavery by infantizing women. Savor the irony.
In the meantime, President Obama will likely be the first president to go through his entire term without having a budget. It's been more than three years since the Democratic Senate has passed a budget. Kicking the can down the road has become something to be proud of I guess.
March 9th, 2012
|10:27 am - Going Green|
Just today I've had a couple of really good hard laughs and it's only 10:00 am so I'd thought I'd share:
The first relates to this article:
The article is basically that Consumer Reports was trying to test the Fisker Karma (that $107,000 'green' car that is being made in Finland that got a $529 million loan from the Obama Administration), and, well, the car is broken. You can read the article and if that isn't funny enough, the real laughs that I got came from the comments to the article:
Does it cost more for one that runs?
I coulda had a V8
There's nothing greener than a car that doesn't run.
Perfect green car. Park it in the driveway and walk. That really saves on fuel.
The mileage is great.... sitting on the back of a flabed tow truck....
After that I read this article:
Basically, last year the U.S. Government gave a $10 million award, dubbed the “L Prize,” for any manufacturer that could create a “green” but affordable light bulb. The winning bulb is now on the market.....for $50.
Again, if that isn't funny enough, you can go to the article and check out comments like these:
Is it true that burglers broke into Steven Chu's house, left the computer and TV, and stole all of the $50 light bulbs?
Slogans of the past-
Two chickens in every pot.
As GM goes so goes the nation
A job for all willing to work
What this country needs is a good 5 cent cigar
Two cars in every garage
Growth and prosperity
Ask not what your country can do for you ask.....
What this country needs is a good $50 light bulb.
Now the kids are going to fight over the lightbulbs in my will.
Elections have consequences.
January 15th, 2012
|01:03 pm - It's come to this...|
As Nancy Pelosi would say, "God Bless 'Em":
OWS Portland and New York:
But this is worthy of a hissy fit:
Daniel Pearl is unavailable for comment.
January 9th, 2012
|07:36 pm - that about sums it up|
Me: A Tea Party conservative who stands for fiscal discipline, smaller government, personal responsibility, jobs through growth, tax reform and fewer regulations. I favor a fully-funded military, responsible international engagement, energy exploration, enhanced border security, local control in education, religious freedom and the free exercise of the Second Amendment.
January 6th, 2012
|06:13 pm - Deep Thoughts|
In America, you can be a drug addict. You can be a compulsive gambler. A single mother. A smoker. A drunk. A gang member. And you are considered a victim; you are deserving of sympathy and coddling. Billions of taxpayer dollars are allocated for countless educational, medical and monetary programs to aid, support and abet these so-called victims of society. It's apparently not one's choice to inject heroin, use your EBT card at the local casino, have money for cigarettes, tattoos and alcohol but no money for cheese, bread or rent. Yup, we American citizens are programmed to feel sorry for these hapless individuals who apparently have no personal responsibility or accountability for the choices they have made in their lives.
But if you're fat...
...you are a vessel of shame, derision, scorn. You are unworthy. You are guilty. You are a glutton and a disgusting pig. You should be held accountable for putting that fork in your face. Skip a meal. You should be punished because it is just unfathomable to have taxpayer dollars pay for the consequences of a fat person's choice to be fat.
It is okay to be intolerant of fat people. They do, afterall, ruin the visual aesthetic for America. Addicts slumped in doorways and drunks sleeping on park benches are pitiable and you can even find them in Europe; fat people are disgusting and not welcome in Europe. Did you know that fat people can sometimes get hypertension and/or diabetes? Skinny people and old people can get hypertension and diabetes as well but, you know, it is unfathomable to have taxpayer money spent on something that fat people can get. Being fat is supposed to be a risk factor for breast cancer. I would love to see pictures of Cynthia Nixon, Christina Applegate, Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow, Kylie Minogue, Kate Jackson, Suzanne Somers, Peggy Fleming, Linda McCartney, Maura Tierney and Guiliana Rancic during their fat years.
It's no big deal if taxpayers fund tattoo removal programs for gang members. They're victims. Only smokers can get state-funded nicotine patches as smokers really don't have a choice to smoke, right? Taxpayer approved victims. Somehow I just find it really odd that people choose to bring children into the world but not be in enough of a financial place to pay for even the most basic of needs of a child. So taxpayers are on the hook for feeding, clothing, educating, paying for medical care, paying for childcare and entertaining generations of children whose parents simply abdicate their responsibilities to taxpayers. And that's okay. It's not the childrens' fault and apparently it isn't their parents' fault either.
Bottom line: if it is okay to shame fat people under the guise of taxpayers having to spend funds on their health afflictions, then why isn't it okay to shame others who drain taxpayer dollars for their life choices as well? Sex isn't a requirement and pregnancy isn't a disease and yet taxpayers are being bullied into paying for Americans' sex lives. Condoms aren't enough. We have to pay for pills, IUDs, and all other manner of birth control too.
You gotta die of something. Everyone, as they get older, will get sick for some reason and die at some point. The biggest risk factor for heart disease and cancer isn't BMI, cholesterol, blood pressure, etc...it's age. Doing everything right lowers your risk of disease, but not to zero. There is no magic set of behavior that will prevent disease; the closest is obvious behavior to prevent cancer like "don't smoke" and "don't zap yourself with radiation on a daily basis."
But there's a big difference in confirmation bias. When a person with good habits and numbers has a random heart attack at age 60, people will be shocked and sympathetic, thinking it's abnormal. When a fat person has a random heart attack at age 60, people will think it's entirely the fat person's fault. In reality, the fat person's risk of heart attack is only slightly higher; most people think that his risk is drastically higher, and his heart attack will confirm the bias while a "healthy" person's heart attack will be discounted as not fitting the pattern.
One final thought: before passing judgment when you see someone fat, perhaps you should familiarize yourself with the effects of many cancer drugs and steroids that are used to treat chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Do you want them to skip a meal, too?