Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Here's a little jolt from the past (2004.)
The average price for regular unleaded gasoline jumped to a record high $2.017 a gallon nationwide, the government reported, up 7.6 cents from the prior week and 52 cents from a year earlier.
Liberals never tire of discussing their own generosity, particularly when demanding that the government take your money by force to fund shiftless government employees overseeing counterproductive government programs.From Ann Coulter's column here. I suggest you subscribe (it's free or you get her latest book for free if you pay for a subscription or something like that- either way- it's totally worth it according to me.)
They seem to have replaced "God" with "Government" in scriptural phrases such as "love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind." (Matthew 22:37)
This week, we'll take a peek at the charitable giving of these champions of the poor.
In 2009, the Obamas gave 5.9 percent of their income to charity, about the same as they gave in 2006 and 2007. In the eight years before he became president, Obama gave an average of 3.5 percent of his income to charity, upping that to 6.5 percent in 2008.
The Obamas' charitable giving is equally divided between "hope" and "change."
George W. Bush gave away more than 10 percent of his income each year he was president, as he did before becoming president.
Thus, in 2005, Obama gave about the same dollar amount to charity as President George Bush did, on an income of $1.7 million -- more than twice as much as President Bush's $735,180. Again in 2006, Bush gave more to charity than Obama on an income one-third smaller than Obama's.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Excerpts from the article: (Bold is mine)
This is just another example of the libs abusing language. They're constantly engaged in hyperbole ... except, they actually believe their own bulls**t. "Victims?" They called these kids "victims" and the jourrrrrnalist doesn't question it. Why doesn't the jourrrrnalist question it? Hey, the answer might make someone feel bad ... plus, you have no real need to know the answer ... you might learn something. Besides, if you're thinking the way we want you to, the question will never occur to you anyway.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
|Ron White - Scotchguard|
Monday, December 27, 2010
Okay- first of all, they're talking about Indian Reservations. Last time I checked, they have their own laws and they're treated as sovereign nations. That's why they can have legal casinos in a state where gambling is otherwise illegal.
Well, the whole idea of a Reservation of any kind is ridiculous to me. You can debate the white man's invasion all you want but the fact is that when two cultures compete for the same resources, the stronger one either kills, or enslaves the weaker one. This is demonstrated innumerable times throughout history. Of course, the vocal minority got involved and decided that we should give their land back. Well not all of it. Just some of it.
Nobody thought about the fact that as a nomadic society, they'd need thousands of square miles to perpetuate their lifestyle as they knew it. Nobody thought about the fact that even without war, our influence would change and ruin their lifestyle forever.
Just like a well-intentioned Liberal "rescuing" a wild animal, they saved these Native Americans and put them on reservations. Reservations which are the equivalent of putting a Polar Bear in a 2,000 foot enclosure. All you do is prolong death.
They would have been much better off if they had simply integrated into our society rather than trying to subsist in these Reservation enclosures where they'd subsist without natural resources, dignity or any hope.
Now, decades later, there's no turning a blind eye to the terribly conceived plan so the Libs say, "how can this happen... in... America?"
Well, they're not in America and the only way they'll stand a chance is if they come here and adapt and adjust to our way of living. Oh- and stop listening to idiot Libs who act like they mean well but in fact they're only trying to figure out ways to keep themselves employed and busy- even if it's at the expense of an entire culture's well-being.
Entire article here at The Daily Beast.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Swedish Palace Guard Has Loaded Weapon Taken by Armed Santas: "
This is funny, but serious. The Swedish Royal Guards are there to protect the Royal Family. Perhaps, more than anything, it symbolizes how Europe has disarmed itself in the face of real threats. A Swedish paper reports:
Two men, dressed in Santa hats and masks, surprised and attacked the guard.
The men stole the guard’s gun, which according to police was a loaded automatic weapon.
“This is serious. I have a hard time believing it is a prank. It might be premeditated,” said Anders Krook, station commander at the Norrmalm police.
Because the Royal Palace has been deemed an object to be protected (skyddsobjekt), guards are to have loaded weapons, Lieutenant Colonel Rickard Beck-Friis Häll told TT news agency.
After the incident on Thursday, they will review all of the regulations with the soldiers, including the level of force that the guards may use.
“We have the right to use the force that is necessary to defend ourselves and objects to be protected. In this case, we will review what happened,” Beck-Friis Häll said.
He emphasized that the event was extremely unusual and he has never hear of a similar incident during his 30-year-career.
At night, two guards are posted the Royal Palace , and they are both armed with an AK-5 with a bayonette. They are posted so that they are within sight of each other, according to Beck-Friis Häll.
Since he doesn’t know the details, he refrained from commenting on last night’s event, but said there are procedures in place the guards are to follow in such situations.
“I don’t know what level of force the robbers used and if they threatened, but firing a gun in the last course of action,” Beck-Friis Häll said.
When a guard gets his gun swiped because he was afraid to fire it, perhaps firing a gun should be the second to last last course of action and the last course of action should be to chase after your gun. Luckily for the Swedish (and all Libs), they don't feel the sensation of embarrassment.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Question #7 - Is the national inflation rate reported by the government closer to: 1%, 5%, 10%, 20%?
Question #11 - On which of these activities does the government spend the most money? a) National Defense, b) Medicare, c) Interest on the national debt, d) Education
My friend Geary sent me an email with the link to this test. You can try it if you want. Feel free to brag in the comments.
On Monday I'll post a chart of the overall results of all adults who took the test and you can put in your two cents on that if you want.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
We’ve all heard of Wolfram Alpha, the website that makes your computer like the ones in Star Trek. Ask it any question involving numbers, from the comparative net worth of Apple and Microsoft to the digits of pi, and you’ll get an answer. These sorts of calculations are useful, the kinds of thing Kirk might ask his computer.
I, if given the chance, would ask Kirk’s computer really stupid/awesome things. Like whether I’m drunk, whether I’m fat or how common my name is compared to my friend’s. Luckily, Wolfram Alpha can answer stupid/awesome questions! Let’s take a look at some weird and wonderful uses for the Wolfram Alpha search engine.
Am I Drunk?
Wondering if you’re too drunk to drive? Wolfram Alpha has you covered. Just type “am I drunk” into the knowledge engine and you’ll be presented with a nifty little questionnaire:
You need to remember how many drinks you’ve had, how long you’ve been drinking, how much you weigh and what your gender is (note: if you can’t remember any of these points you are too drunk to drive. Sleep on the floor or call a cab).
Fill all of this in and you’ll see your current blood alcohol content, the legal limit for driving in your country and how many hours you need to wait until you’ll be under the legal limit for driving. Don’t believe me? Try it out yourself by running the search, or by clicking here.
How Old Am I?
Okay, I’m sure you’re probably well aware of your age (depending, of course, on the results of the above test). But if you hate trying to figure out how old someone else is based on their birthday consider this a really quick way to figure it out. Type “how old am I” into Wolfram Alpha and you’ll see something that looks like this:
Fill in the information, get an answer. You’ll even get a handy chart comparing the resulting age with the national average of your country. Neat.
Run the search yourself, or simply click here.
How Common Is Your Name?
Wonder if your name is more common than your friend’s? Simple. Type your name and his name, separated by a comma, into Wolfram Alpha. You’ll get a nifty chart for comparison:
As you can see, Justin is a younger name than Mark, though both names are very common. Interesting.
Try typing your own name into Wolfram Alpha to play with this trick, which I discovered via the Freakonomics blog. Their recent movie includes an entire section on the numbers of names, if that is interesting to you.
Body Mass Index
I kind of wish this one would come up if I typed “am I fat?“, but sadly it doesn’t. Typing “body mass index” is the next best thing to that, though.
Enter your information; get an answer. You’ll even get a chart showing you how healthy that body mass is, as well as a comparison to the national average. Click here if you’re too lazy to do the search yourself.
Everyone I know eats, so this is probably relevant to anyone’s interest. Type any food into Wolfram Alpha, such as taco, to pull up its nutrition information. This in and of itself is useful, but it can also work for comparisons. For example, you could compare a Coke with a beer:
The beer has more calories, but the Coke has more sugar. Choose wisely! Try this out on many different foods and you just might make informed choices. Maybe.
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Here's a remarkable coincidence the establishment media appears not to have noticed:
While countless media outlets continue to herald a 'mother of two children' who jointly filed a class-action lawsuit against McDonald's intended to force a nationwide ban on Happy Meal toys, one big fact is ominously missing from most, if not all, news stories: Monet Parham is also an overzealous food cop employed by the California Department of Public Health.
Overlawyered.com's Walter Olsen writes in the NY Daily News that Parham is anything but a 'random (if oddly well-informed) California mom,' as reporters interviewing her insist. He and fellow blogger Ira Stoll reveal that Parham 'works on a federally funded program that campaigns to exhort people to eat their vegetables and that sort of thing.'
Stoll notes that in [the] wake of her participation in the Center for Science in the Public Interest's lawsuit against McDonald's, Parham's name 'has been scrubbed from the website of Champions for Change, the Network for a Healthy California.' Despite attempts to preserve her identity as just 'some ordinary mom,' Parham's participation in so-called 'health eating' conferences is still in plain sight (be quick before that disappears, too).
'She presents herself as an ordinary mother. She is not,' Olsen says. 'She is an advocate, and an employee of a California agency tasked with advocating the eating of vegetables. To the extent that Monet Parham-Lee has EVER taken her daughter to a McDonald's, she should have known better.'
Nonetheless, the establishment media has repeatedly described Parham-Lee simply as a mother, not as a nanny state bureaunazi whose job is to spend our money telling us what we can eat. If you would like to congratulate Ms. Parham-Lee on her cleverness at duping the willful idiots who run the media into believing (or pretending) she's a normal person, or thank her for saving children from the capitalist menace of free toys in Happy Meals, she can be reached at the California Department of Public Health: email@example.com.
"No, Mr. President. This is Yom Kippur."
"Well, hello Yom. May I leave a message for him?"
We are gleefully dumbing down America and those of us who know better shouldn't sit idly by and watch it happen.
Monday, December 20, 2010
I found the image above at this blog (I think it's John R. Houk)
The song starts at the 15-20 second mark.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
|"Why won't people respect my privacy?"|
Yes, children, that's right ... and we don't just do it for a few years out of your life either, we do it for your ENTIRE life. You'll get to the end and see how we've stolen your life but remember, we only did it for your own good.
Think of others and yourselves as slaves for life ... this goes for your own children too ... remember kids, everyone needs to play by OUR rules because we're better and smarter than other people.
My friend Kevin sent me this link in email. If I know him, he was laughing like hell when he sent it to me. You can click here if you need to purge and haven't vomited yet.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Bernie Sanders is a socialist from Vermont. What is so special about that, you might ask? Nothing. But, unlike all but one other person from Vermont, Bernie is also a United States Senator. This makes his whole existence as an authoritarian all the more troubling to you, us and everybody else in the country.
Bernie, you see, has the power to steal from some citizens, give those ill-gotten gains to other citizens and then collect votes for being the middleman. And that’s exactly what Sanders has been up to this week.
Sanders is good at what he does. He’s been at it a long time and has mastered the one thing necessary to sustain this sort of scam – the art of double speak.
For that reason Sanders uses terminology like “fairness” and “for the children” while he seeks to saddle those children with trillions more in debt. At the same time, he seeks to punish those whom have the audacity to create jobs that diminish dependence on government.
Make no mistake, Bernie Sanders has no love for working families. As a socialist there is no greater obstacle to his goals than a strong middle class. Unless maybe it’s a strong upper class.
Here’s Bernie asking the rich “when is enough enough?” Mayhaps he should ask the same question of public sector unions instead.
By the way, this video is from CSPAN-2. CSPAN is awesome. It is like ESPN for smart people.
- Written by Kip Hooker at TheVitaminPress.com
Friday, December 17, 2010
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Making arbitrary distinctions between morally equivalent sentient beings."
Really? Arbitrary distinctions? Morally equivalent sentient beings?
This is a clear demonstration of our intellectual betters "helping" us to see things clearly. See, if you don't see things their way, they give you the once over and wonder why you didn't already know this. Unfortunately, a desire to belong can outweigh common sense for too many people and they start thinking statements like this make sense. Of course, if you overtly disagree, you're called a sadist.
The truth though is that anyone who is alert would easily distinguish between the two groups. The first group represents animals which are intelligent, friendly and taste horrible. The second group represents animals which are dumb, self-serving, unfriendly, and not only delicious, but also produce products (eggs, milk, and cheese to name a few) which are delicious. This is perhaps more difficult to understand if you've never been exposed to these first hand. Nevertheless, it's true.
This type of feel-good, everyone deserves a chance type of thinking is mental pollution and only makes it more difficult to not only think clearly, but also to be prosperous. Whether they'll acknowledge it or not, this whole mentality of moving humanity towards Eden (as if Libs believe in the bible at all) will not work... ever. Until they drop the charade, they'll be nothing more than an anchor around the neck of progress and prosperity.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
When properly installed, it will allow the terrorist to speak to God.
It comes in various sizes: Generally from .223 to .50 cal.
The exact size of the implant will be selected by a well-trained and
highly skilled technician, who will also make the injection. No
Anesthetic is required.
The implant may or may not be painless. Side effects, like headaches, nausea, aches and pains are extremely temporary.
Some bleeding or swelling may occur at the injection site. In most cases, you won't even notice it.
Please enjoy the security we provide for you.
US Armed Forces
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
WHO: The National Science Foundation
WHAT: Gave a $141,002 federal stimulus grant to Montana State University to fund a six-week, student trip to Hangzhou, China, to study dinosaur eggs and other fossils.
WHY IT'S AN OUTRAGE: The students found ample time to experience Chinese culture and explore on taxpayers' money, but the dinosaur eggs did not hatch any new jobs. From here:
Sunday, December 12, 2010
I mean, for the most part, it's true- nobody wants gifts they don't want. I frankly believe there's too much gift giving to adults who neither want, nor need most of the junk they get at holiday time. Furthermore, "gag gifts" are only funny to the giftor. I personally treat gag gifts the same way I do junk mail- I drop it in the garbage pail without it ever making its way into the house. I'm 40 something and at this point, I figure people should know better than to give me anything that gave them a chuckle and if they don't, I'm not going to waste precious storage space to hold their junk. "Sorry".
Anyway, awful gifts aside, they're merely a front for his "message" about water.org.
"We at water.org came up with what we think is a great idea... my brother and his artist colleagues designed this water bottle... 100% of the profits from this water bottle will go to water.org to help bring clean water to people all over planet earth"
Let's take a closer look at his statements.
1. "We at water.org"- We're a group, a team, something to which to belong... a herd. This is incredibly attractive to Libs who really just want to belong... to something... anything.
2. We came up with a great idea- Okay... a metal water bottle... great idea but really? YOU came up with this? No. It's an old idea. Granted there are way too many plastic bottles filling land fills and reusable water bottles are a great way to mitigate that problem but don't go taking credit where it isn't due. I mean, Libs will buy it hook line and sinker but to the rest of us- the thinkers- it looks ridiculous to take credit for old technology. What's next? Telling everyone at your high school reunion that you invented Post-it Notes?
3. "My brother and his artist colleagues"- No doubt- Libs love nepotism- that fact is well established but "artist colleagues"? Libs would paint a picture of artists as people lounging in the parlor of a relative's mansion wearing artist smocks and berets while smoking dubious cigarettes held in any fashion which excludes the index finger but that's not how real artists are... that's how poseurs are. Real artists don't design water bottles and they don't consider themselves colleagues. Professors, PhD's, dilettantes and drama queens consider themselves colleagues. Artists are too busy fighting their own demons to waste their time with that kind of crap.
4. "100% of the profits from this water bottle will go to water.org"- In other words, 100% of the profits from this product we've created and are selling will go to- wait for it- ... US! I mean, that's so super-clever. They're telling you what every capitalist already knows- the profits go to the profit-maker. But they figure that since they're saying it explicitly, you'll think "there must be something more to it". They're right- if you're a Lib. The rest of us just hear what they say and realize that they're making profits and keep them and you're left thinking they're doing something righteous. They're not. They're making money and smiling. It's capitalism under an overwrought veil of humanitarianism.
5. "to help bring clean water to people all over planet earth"- Aw- that's so sweet. They're not selling clean water- they're bringing it. Of course, someone is going to pay for it and somehow, I doubt it's going to be water.org footing the bill. "Planet earth"- that is so sweet... it's so much more humany than saying "the world". They never miss an opportunity to remind you that it's our planet and it's our responsibility to protect her.
You can call the omission what you want but the history between Mrs. Walters and Mr. Levin make it seem like it was something personal. Hopefully, we'll see a case of the Streisand Effect and Mr. Levin's book receives the attention it deserves.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
(I too was disappointed that nothing went wrong).
I never went ahead and bought one myself, but mostly because of the disdain I felt for the people I saw wearing them. These people were
Anyway, I read this on IHTM and thought it worth reblogging.
According to the leftist mythology that’s been built up over the last 50 years Che Guevara was a brave, noble soldier who loved freedom and sacrificed his life so that others could achieve it.Ha! Here are thirteen Che facts that the left never mentions. Thirteen things that, if they were widely known, would contribute to far fewer T-shirt sales.
- Che’s famous motorcycle tour of South American is mostly myth. The motorcycle broke down early in the trek and it was completed with other means of transportation.
- Che was nicknamed Chancho (Pig) by his schoolmates because he rarely bathed.
- Soon after Batista was overthrown, Guevara had hundreds of Cuban government officials executed. Notice that the phrase “fair trial” was conspicuously absent from the previous sentence.
- Che was a brutal murderer. He trained and commanded firing squads that executed thousands of men, women and children deemed enemies by the new Castro regime. He once put a bullet in the head of a fellow guerrilla he suspected of disloyalty.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
THE BRIDGE GRILL
SUNSET BEACH, NC
Yet another “beach house” looking-joint that is pretty far from the beach. You get used to it here. Walking in I felt like something was wrong, like I’d walked into someone’s house uninvited. The story from the staff was “Yeah – we said we open at 11AM, but we’re not really open or ready." No worries – we’re not in a hurry, and we are more than willing to wait till they get it together. Mostly picnic tables with red and white tablecloths – except for one weird area near the front with a big flat screen TV amidst some very well-worn mismatched garage sale couches.
Again, kind of weird. I honestly don’t think that our waitress was an actual employee. She tried her best to help us, but really didn’t know where anything was or how to even write up an order ticket. Having said that, she was very nice, surprisingly helpful, and willing to let us laugh at her.
We ordered a large with extra cheese, mushrooms, and pepperoni. Great call by the Evil Klown for ordering the extra cheese, otherwise it would have been invisible – now it was almost enough. I’ll call it a decent pie – but not really memorable. The price was fair. The crust needed to be crispier (since it was thin) but the mushrooms were fresh, which is important to this pizza lover. I probably will not be back - C-
Like mentioned previously, the whole vibe was just kind of “strange”. But then when they turned on the overly loud Ravi Shankar music, and all the staff (and their friends) wandered outside to get high, it began to make some sense.