Wednesday, June 30, 2010

No size 36 pants can contain him!!


What do we have here? Another cocksure contender who thinks he can get a leg up on the master? Well, come and give it your best shot, old boy, but be warned: History is strewn thick with the remains of size-36 pants who thought they could contain ol' Dennis Puttkamer.

Yes, gaze upon my massive, naked waist, and know that your time has finally come!

No size-36 garment can last even a week against the powerful expanse of this body. I've made short work of khakis, dashed the ambitions of many a dress slack, and watched cargo pants crumble when daring to tame me. Not even dungaree or corduroy can confine Dennis Puttkamer, smiter of pants!

Do you think I'm bluffing? Have you forgotten the fates of your ancient brethren, sizes 30 through 35? Each tested its seams against my unstoppable torso, each met its end in tatters, lying cold and lifeless round my ankles. If you don't believe me, just ask them yourself when you join them in the same bulging ragbag you'll soon call home.

Come, come size-36 pants, and prepare to meet your doom!  The rest at The Onion:

In an unrelated story - there was a "correction" issued by The Onion:
Saturday's article on fire safety contained an error. Apparently, the correct order of actions to take when one is on fire is "stop, drop, and roll," not "stop, pivot, turn, fan-kick, feather-step, pivot," as was reported. The Onion regrets the error.

I hope it knocked out his favorite tooth


I love it.  Some peeps just can't go five minutes without being able to put down their phones.  It's not their fault though -- it's because they're so GD important.  That's right, so important are they that they must annoy the rest of us with their crucial phone chatter at a baseball game.  "Blah blah blah" quothe they, with zero regard to your enjoyment of the game ... if you don't like it ... tough darts.

That's why I loved it when I saw this braying asshat get his just deserts.  

HEE HAW -- HEE HAWWWW!

Punk gets ass kicked - aka, heartwarming story


The boy was sitting outside the Shadeland Avenue Pharmacy on Garrett Road when Kelly, a 6-foot 4-inch-tall, 200-pound man with a criminal history of assault, attacked the 14-year-old after the two exchanged words, Chitwood said.

“The victim identified Kelly as the crossing guard at his school and says he calls the man ‘fatboy’ or ‘fatman,’” Chitwood told the Delaware County Times. “The crossing guard started to kick at him and put his foot on his chest then his neck. The kid hit his head on the sidewalk, causing a lump on the back of his head.” More here:

Oh, that's such a shame.  Why, oh why ... why can't we live in a society where 14-year-olds can, with abandon, insult whomever they please. In a just society,  an obvious lack of "raisins" should be ignored ... and most CERTAINLY should not be an object of ridicule.  In addition to that, insults should go unpunished.  The target of teenager insults should have no option but to suffer their  public degradation in silence.

Yes, that's the way it is in our society ... unless ... until ... someone decides "nope - not taking it anymore."  The part I love is the spoiled-ass shit-for-brains got his ass whipped.  My guess would be that's the last time he runs his mouth with abandon.  

It's still not perfect justice though ... until the kid's parents get their asses kicked as well ... until then, it's not complete.

Liberal Ivy League genius - confused about simple issue



Notice - she just can NOT bring herself to limit the power of government. No matter HOW IDIOTIC the premise, she just can't do it. You know why? It's because she's sooooo much smarter than you -- she sees all the "nuance."

Tsk?

Allah said, "ha". Not in my house because where do they think they're going? Monsters and Critics reports on 15 aspiring Jihadi prematurely detonating a bomb in a mosque as they were building it. It would appear that one of the assemblers was nicknamed "butterfingers" for a reason. The fact that they were assembling this bomb in a mosque is no indication that mosques should be targeted by U.S. military in the future- it's just a place of worship. Of course, if you look at the lighter side of things, Allah has his own way of gently reminding us of right and wrong.


15 Islamists, including foreign fighters, have blown themselves up when the bombs they were building detonated prematurely inside an Afghan Mosque.

Eight Arab, five Pakistani and two Afghan militants were killed when bombs they were making exploded prematurely inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, the Interior Ministry said Sunday.

The insurgents were assembling bombs in Desi Mosque of Yousifkhela district in the south-eastern province of Paktika on Friday, the ministry said.

Pakika borders the Pakistani town of Wana, where Taliban militants are said to have training bases. Afghan officials have repeatedly blamed Islamabad for not doing enough to clamp down on cross-border infiltration by insurgents.

Who votes for these people

Sorry about the length, but it is interesting (not to mention his stupidity)

Whitey and the Oppressors finally have a band upon which they can look down.

C'mon guys- let's start a band... it'll be cool...we'll be cool... we'll get all the chicks... kinda...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Obama installs latest communist to Supreme Court


Asked whether she's a 'legal progressive,' Kagan says: Huh?

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Tuesday fought off Republicans who were trying hard to paint her as a liberal activist, saying she'd be a fair, open-minded justice and refusing to call herself a "legal progressive."

"I honestly don't know what that label means," Kagan told Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama .

Sessions, the Senate Judiciary Committee's top Republican, kept pressing the former Harvard Law School dean, quoting her colleagues to make the point. Kagan wouldn't take the bait, though. More here:

No, she's not stupid enough to "take the bait."   I mean, please - -she's a super-genius from Harvard.  She was smart enough to ban military recruiters from the college campus though ... and you better not say a damn word about it, low-life idiots -- don't you DARE question her authority - never mind it was illegal -- think of it as an "undocumented" affront to your laws and your military.

It's funny too ... because I am an idiot and yet I know what the term "progressive liberal" means.  She's a super-genius from Harvard and she's lost ... no idea .... why, it's a mystery ... nope ... never heard of this.

This kind of idiocy is rampant in government today.  If you ask me, it's actually become the norm -- total idiots with advanced degrees -- screwing up the country and asking for more of your money, more of your liberty, and just a little more power -- so they can make Utopia in America.

Yes, people like Kagan know better than you what to do with your money and freedom -- yet, she's completely caught off guard with the simple term "legal progressive" .... THIS, flummoxes her totally ... we all believe that ... baaaa-bleat.

Keep paying and braying


For American taxpayers, now on the hook for some $145 billion in housing losses connected to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans, that amount could be just the tip of the iceberg.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the losses could balloon to $400 billion. And if housing prices fall further, some experts caution, the cost to the taxpayer could hit as much as $1 trillion. More here:

Ha ha, that's right, John Q Public jackasses, just keep your trap shut and pay for our idiocy and incompetence. 

Here's what you don't know ... ALL MONEY IS THE GOVERNMENT'S MONEY ... it's just that we allow you to keep some right now ... and THIS is the appreciation we get. We oughta teach you a lesson ... oh, wait, we ARE teaching you a lesson and you're too stupid to catch on ... oh well, perhaps next time.

Surprise airbag explosion.

I like the part where he immediately checks his backside for any anal bleeding or extra large exit point. I mean, he did it in midair. He didn't even wait to land before he started running the diagnostic.

Sorry about the ad before the video.



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Sometimes, you get what you deserve.

These photos might be disturbing to some viewers. You have been warned.

Here's the best article so far regarding Al Gore's latest scandal.



The woman filed a report with the police in late 2006, a few weeks after the incident, but then refused to show up for two scheduled police interviews. Her attorney said she did not want the case to be prosecuted in criminal court and would resolve the matter in civil court, instead.

She stayed quiet for a couple of years, not saying anything more to law enforcement officials until January 2009, which makes me wonder why she was content with silence for a while and what changed. Did Gore promise something but never deliver? Did she start off principled; then become greedy?
That's exactly what I've been wondering. I've also been wondering why more articles in the MSM haven't wondered the same thing. I've also wondered why they've made no mention of this at all. Curiouser and curiouser.

Full article at WomensEnews.org

Sunday, June 27, 2010

She said, she said.

Janeane Garofolo said:

"But I don't know if it's on anybody's mind. It's on the teabagger-type mind, but I don't know if it's on normal people's minds. Does that make sense? The teabagger thing and the right-wing thing-they pick easy targets, and a female in the entertainment industry is low-hanging fruit. It's very easy to mock and marginalize people in general who are in the entertainment industry, for some reason. [Really? You don't know the reason? That statement you just made is part of the reason. You people in the entertainment industry earn your livings by entertaining. You're our dancing monkeys. Just because you have egos the size of Betelgeuse (a star so large that if it were placed at the same point as our Sun it would envelop the Earth), it doesn't make you brilliant minds.] But then definitely there's the double standard and the misogyny that goes through it as well. They've got no problem with Will Ferrell or Alec Baldwin or Viggo Mortensen, but they tend to take issue when a female says something. It's just an easier person to bully. And they just love making mountains out of molehills. It's just a fact. If you don't recognize the racist element in the teabag movement, you're either dishonest, or you've never seen the teabag movement, or heard of it, or been acquainted with it in any way." [Also, you will recognize the racist element in the 'teabag' movement if you're dishonest, or you've never seen the 'teabag' movement, or heard of it or been acquainted with it in any way. You know- if you take your Lib friends' word for it. Of course, Libs taking their friends' word for everything is standard operating procedure.]
Sarah Palin said:

Riiiiight. [And was swiftly called inarticulate and base by the MSM].

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Al Gore - the hero of the commies


In a bombshell new police report vindicating The ENQUIRER's world exclusive of the AL GORE SEX SCANDAL, the alleged victim told Portland police intimate in-depth details of her claimed sexual encounter with the ex-Vice President.

In a witness statement, the 54-year-old alleged victim - whose name is being withheld by The ENQUIRER - told detectives the Oscar-winning Nobel laureate attempted a "big tongue kiss," "caressed" her "back and buttocks and breasts" and "shoved" her hand down to his pubic region.

According to her account, Gore said he wanted his adductor area worked on and she considered THAT a warning sign.

"I was taught that a massage of the adductors could cause an involuntary erection," she told cops.

What?  Wondering where the "adductors" were?  Yeah, me too.




"When I began doing the requested abdominal area he became vocal with muffled moans, etc.More at The National Enquirer:

Oh God.  Just the thought of that last sentence made me supress my gag reflex and sent me running for the Pepto Bismol..

Anyway .... mmmmm-hmmmm.  I think Al Gore is behind this - egging it on.  Hey ... Gore ... you aren't fooling anyone, we all know you're gay.  Just come out already.

Friday, June 25, 2010

It's finally sinking in...

Obama has gone from THIS:


To THIS:

The press is speaking in their ever-so-clever choices in which photos to publish.

Found at IHTM.

Coincidentally, another person of note with CP is newsworthy today.

I won't get into all the bits and bytes. If you wish to read the full, math-intensive report, click the link at the bottom of this post. Suffice it to say that if you're like I am and only have a glimpse of an understanding of mathematical probability, you'll find the detailed report to be very interesting.

Oprah Winfrey decided to offer "nobodies" an opportunity to have their own show. The voting would be done online and the winner based on popularity (demonstrated by receiving the most votes) would get their own show. Zach Anner was the faraway favorite. It so happens that Mr. Anner has CP hence the title of this post.

Mr. Anner had been followed by "Doctor Phyllis" (I already don't like her- who but a Lib would address herself with "Doctor" and I'll bet she's not even a real doctor- just a PhD) with Mr. Anner having a strong lead and without her gaining any ground until the last days of the competition. Reports were that she was receiving between 600k and 900k votes per hour at that time. These numbers were statistically unlikely given the voting history. She came from a trailing second to a vast favorite for first place. All in a very short period of time. Mr. Anner ultimately won the competition but only after some very strange voting activity.

A few websites reported that the coding of the votes "Doctor" Phyllis was receiving were "different" from the votes the other contestants were receiving and her votes indicated an "EID" number of 208260549 where the other contestants showed only "N/A". Experts speculate that EID stands for either "Employee ID [number]" or "Entity ID [number]". Either way, someone's up to something. It's also worth pointing out that "Doctor" Phyllis was receiving nearly twice as many votes per minute (VPM) as Mr. Anner right up until those VPM's reached 500k when they mysteriously died off. I guess one of the vote riggers thought that nobody would notice if they kept the votes under 500k- like it was some kind of radar signal which could be evaded.

Here's a chart that shows the voting trends (click to enlarge):



After this discrepancy was reported on several websites the voting for "Doctor" Phyllis suddenly and mysteriously dropped from ~1923/min to ~3/min. Weird, right?

Anyway, I'm digressing from my point. Geekosystem does a great job of explaining the proof of misdoings and I'll leave that up to them. My point is that just like every other celebrity criminal, Oprah appeared to think that if she stopped immediately and undid the damage, all would be forgiven.

It appears to me that once this information came to light, the powers that be decided that the cat was out of the bag and that they'd better start covering their tracks. The problem with this mentality is that you can't undo a crime. They probably suspected that if Mr. Anner won as he clearly deserved to do, nobody would care about how it happened. It's like someone cheating on "field day", getting caught and disqualifying him or herself so that the true winner can receive the prize. Somehow, it seems like only Democrats pull this stunt (all day long) and think they'll get away with it.

Well, that's not how it works and this is the beauty of the internet. The people reporting on this story are nobodies. They don't want anything from Oprah and because of this, she has no control over them. They have no careers to ruin. They're not friends with social climbers who'll abandon them. They're off the Hollywood/Celebrity grid so they can speak the truth. Of course, if Oprah were smart, she'd give them celebrity and then threaten to take it away. That way, she'd have some leverage. I suspect that's not going to happen because she's probably aware of the Streisand Effect.

Full and detailed story here at Geekosystem.com

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

This Guy Is Funny

Normally, Cerebral Palsy = Not Funny. This guy made me laugh.

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results of Fremont Ne election

An ordinance to ban the hiring of or renting to illegal immigrants is moving forward. It was approved by a thousand votes, a 14% margin, in a special election with 45% voter turnout.

Communities within 19 other states have attempted similar legislation, and all have failed to move forward. Cities in two states, Texas and Pennsylvania, are still waiting on appeals.

With Fremont, Nebraska becomes the 20th state in which communities are trying to crack down on illegal immigrants. Its newly passed ordinance will face court challenges.

The A.C.L.U. is already trying to get a lawsuit filed as soon as possible, said Nebraska’s Executive Director Laura Marsh. “If this law goes into effect, it will cause discrimination and racial profiling against Latinos and others who appear to be foreign born, including U.S. citizens.”

She added, “Not only do local ordinances such as this violate federal law, they are also completely out of step with American values of fairness and equality.”

We have an idiot for a president.



Meanwhile, we have comments like this from the Hollywood think tank saying the growing disdain for President Obama is due solely to racism. This question was answered by Carrie Fischer of Star Wars fame.

Do you think Tea Party is just people who are pissed that there is an African American president?

Yup, and the fact that they chose to call themselves “teabaggers,” which is slang for a certain act involving b***s. It sort of says a lot. I would say a mouthful. Looks like it’s very upsetting for them, but he’s brilliant. The thing is, he’s half white but that’s still not enough—for them it’s all white or f**k off. I think we don’t deserve him and certainly teabaggers don’t deserve him.

There's an old farmer saying that a cow will shit every time it moves. That's about the same frequency as Democrats invoking racism.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Southern racists strike again - WOO HOO!!

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Voters in South Carolina nominated a black Republican lawmaker for an open congressional seat Tuesday, rejecting a legendary political name and adding diversity to the national party.

State Rep. Tim Scott defeated Paul Thurmond, an attorney who is son of the one-time segregationist U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond. Scott, who won the runoff with 69 percent of the vote, is now poised to become the nation's first black GOP congressman since 2003.
Scott promises to dismantle the new federal health care law he says costs too much and is unconstitutional. He promises to cut federal spending and simplify a federal tax code he says is the product of too much lobbying and too many lawyers.

In November, Scott will be strongly favored over Democrat Ben Frasier, who is also black. More here:

GOOOOO - Tim Scott!!!

Obama wins the Masters in absentia.

He's just so good that we decided to proclaim him the victor. The debate is settled.


Photo op.

Obama frustrated by judge - can't crush economy further


A federal judge in New Orleans halted President Obama's deepwater drilling moratorium on Tuesday, saying the government never justified the ban and appeared to mislead the public in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Judge Martin L.C. Feldman issued an injunction, saying that the moratorium will hurt drilling-rig operators and suppliers and that the government has not proved an outright ban is needed, rather than a more limited moratorium.

He also said the Interior Department also misstated the opinion of the experts it consulted. Those experts from the National Academy of Engineering have said they don't support the blanket ban.

"Much to the government's discomfort and this Court's uneasiness, the summary also states that 'the recommendations contained in this report have been peer-reviewed by seven experts identified by the National Academy of Engineering.' As the plaintiffs, and the experts themselves, pointedly observe, this statement was misleading," Judge Feldman said in his 22-page ruling. More here 

Obama's lies are getting more brazen by the day.  It seems nothing is off limits when it comes to trying to crush the economy and currency.  Meanwhile, he acts as if he's doing it out of compassion.  I wonder how many tyrannies have started "for the sake of the people."

"I'M DOING ALL OF THIS CRUSHING AND KILLING FOR THE GOOD OF THE PEOPLE."

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bundy Wasn't Hungry

If only it were updated more often...
A question - what would your last meal be? I'm still thinking.

Last Supper

Monday, June 21, 2010

A joke.

How many members of the Obama administration does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Select the text below for the answer:

>No matter what the person says, interrupt them by shouting, "RACIST!"<

Oh oh - somebody's in deep kimchee


Marlin fishing is a big-money racket, from the multi-million dollar boats to the million-dollar-plus purse in tournaments like Morehead City’s Big Rock.

Still, the deep-pocketed fishermen and hired hands aboard need the same $15 North Carolina recreational fishing license everyone else does.

A record-setting blue marlin that would have won almost $1 million in last week’s Big Rock was on the verge of disqualification today as tournament officials investigated whether one of the boat’s hired crewmen failed to purchase a license.

Citation owner Michael Topp told WITN-TV that one of the boat’s hired mates never produced a copy of his license, which captain Eric Holmes revealed while taking the polygraph examination required of all Big Rock winners. Topp told the television station Big Rock officials then confronted the mate, who confirmed he had no license. More here:

Tiger tells the truth - gets hammered by USGA


Tiger Woods was wrong to criticize the Pebble Beach greens as "awful," U.S. Golf Association executive director David Fay said Saturday at the U.S. Open.

Woods, who won the previous U.S. Open at Pebble Beach by a record 15 shots by making just about every putt inside 8 feet, failed to make a single birdie in his first round of 74. He said in a television interview, and later to reporters, that the greens were "just awful."

Woods didn't back down from that statement following his third-round 66 that left him at 1 under for the championship.

"Well, a lot of players thought the same, they just didn't say it," Woods said Saturday evening.

Fay couldn't resist making a comparison between Woods and Phil Mickelson, who shot 75 in the first round.

"I think two players used the word awful on Thursday," Fay said. "Phil said he putted awful. Tiger said the greens were awful." More here:

Well, I'm no fan of Tiger Woods but I'd have to say that he knows when greens are awful.   I only watched a little bit of the Open on TV but my first thought was "Holy smoke, what the hell happened to the greens at Pebble."

I read where the people defending the greens were saying "Poa greens are ALWAYS like this at this time of year etc etc - to this I say "Nay."  All golf courses have problems with their greens at times but they looked out-and-out ridiculous to me. 

Now they're trying to say Tiger was sniveling and "it says a lot more about the golfer than the greens."  Again, 'Nay" the Klown is calling bullshit -- the greens sucked.   They may have rolled true -- they may have been smooth (and probably were) but they looked terrible to me.  It was the worst I have ever seen them -- BY FAR.  I'll have to go with Tiger's assessment.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A game: Who said it?

Guess who said it. Click the link for the full article and the answer.

The statement read in part, “This is easily the smartest political leader I have ever seen, as good a political public speaker as I’ve heard, last October I was privileged along with 11 other news people to spend 2 hours with him as he showed extemporaneous mastery of every one of two dozen topics fired at him by us in random order. I left the room wondering if we had ever before actually elected a president who was one of the 1,000 smartest people in the country (or maybe 100, or 10) as we had now. I believe in him and in his presidency and he has frequently achieved success (in health care reform, particularly) by doing that for which I criticized him. I hope that is again the case now because the Gulf Speech was not up to his standards nor did it express his mastery of policy.”

I'll give you a hint. He's a jourrrrrrnalist who pretends to have attended an Ivy League school.

Answer here.

They vote tomorrow

Fremont, NE - The American Civil Liberties Union warns it will go to court to stop a proposed immigration law in Fremont, if voters approve it in two weeks. The law would ban hiring or renting to illegal immigrants.

The ACLU will ask for a court order to stop the law from taking effect if it passes. "We are hopeful that the voters will reject this pointless initiative," says ACLU Nebraska Legal Director Amy Miller, "The law is crystal clear. Only the federal government can make laws about immigration. States and towns are out of line when they enter this area."

Under the proposal, renters would have to get a license from the city. City officials would then be required to check a database to see if renters are in the country legally. Employers would be required to check workers against the federal E-Verify database to see if they are in the country legally.

The attorney representing the Fremont residents who sought the vote, expects the ACLU's threat of legal action. "They will quite often threaten communities with legal action," says Kris Kobach, "sometimes they follow through with legal action, but rarely do they actually prevail."

Supporters of the proposal say it's needed to make up for what they see as lax enforcement by federal officials. Opponents say it could fuel discrimination.

The Fremont City Council considered a policy similar to the proposed ordinance in 2008 and rejected it. Proponents collected enough petition signatures to call for a public vote. The Nebraska Supreme Court refused to stop the election.

The election is June 21. Early voting started last week.

Reported by Carrie Murphy, cmurphy@action3news.com

(Yes lets not discriminate against illegals, but lets discriminate against legals.)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ivy League Geniuses In Government


Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has spent the past week and half fighting to get working barges to begin vacuuming crude oil out of his state's oil-soaked waters. By Thursday morning, against the governor's wishes, those barges still were sitting idle, even as more oil flowed toward the Louisiana shore.

"It's the most frustrating thing," the Republican governor told ABC News while visiting Buras, La. "Literally, [Wednesday] morning we found out that they were halting all of these barges."

Sixteen barges sat stationary Thursday, although they had been sucking up thousands of gallons of BP's oil as recently as Tuesday. Workers in hazmat suits and gas masks pumped the oil out of the Louisiana waters and into steel tanks. It was a homegrown idea that seemed to be effective at collecting the thick gunk.

But the Coast Guard ordered the stoppage because of reasons that Jindal found frustrating. The Coast Guard needed to confirm that there were fire extinguishers and life vests on board, and then it had trouble contacting the people who built the barges. More here:

Perhaps the ivy league geniuses were too busy trying to convince everyone how stupid Sarah Palin is.  That sure seems to take up a lot of their free time.  I sure am glad we're putting them in charge of health care and car companies and banks, aren't you?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Welcome to Canada where everything is "okay".

Okay, we all know that Canada is the Mecca of Liberals and is notorious for taking "I'm ok, you're ok" way too far. Nevertheless, this is comical. Here's a little game- try and find the name of the guilty party- the person who took it upon himself or herself to censor the school's yearbook. The only clue I'll give you is that it's in there... somewhere.
Vancouver Island school officials have ordered a reprinting of a middle-school yearbook after a teacher took scissors to 150 yearbooks and cut out the photograph of a Grade 10 student who had made "hurtful and untrue" comments about the principal.

"We want to put things right," Susan Barr, chairwoman of the Comox Valley board of education, said Wednesday amid public anger over the clipping of Brandon Armstrong's picture from the yearbook along with his comment -- which slipped past editors -- accusing Lake Trail secondary school principal Lori Carpenter of spending "all our money on a new fence instead of new textbooks."
The comment in question "slipped past the editors". Really? The only thing that editors have to do is read the stuff that other people have written and make sure it's accurate, interesting and coherent. I know- "tough job". It sounds to me like the editors were busy doing "other things" rather than editing.

The district, not the principal, made the decision to install the fence, Barr noted, while praising staff for resolving a contentious issue. Although she didn't know what the district would be charged for reprinting, she said "it's a cost that the district will gladly bear."

Superintendent Jordan Tinney later said a local printer had agreed to reprint the yearbooks for $750, well short of an original estimate of $3,000.
The teacher in question freely admitted to cutting out the offending student's picture and quote. The school district said that the cost of reprinting the books was "a cost that the district will gladly bear." I guess that's because why on earth would the guilty party ever have to take responsibility for his own actions? Really?

Furthermore, the local printing company agreed to reprint the yearbooks for $750 rather than the original $3000 estimate. I don't know what their actual printing costs were and I'd like to believe that they didn't lose money by reprinting at a discount but since they're Canadian, I'd have to lower my expectations. Let's imagine that they did charge actual cost for the reprinting. I wonder if they considered wear and tear on their printing machines. I wonder if they considered time lost from the people who operate those machines. Keep in mind that my experience with the printing business is zero so there are probably a slew of other hidden and unhidden costs of which I'm unaware.

Brandon's mother, Sherri Kennedy, said she felt the school mishandled the issue but she was pleased with the decision to reprint the yearbook to include her son's picture. "It's the right decision. Our goal was to get it reprinted."

On Wednesday, the school called Brandon and told him to come up with a new comment, which Kennedy said he would do overnight with her help.

Carpenter, meanwhile, said she received a flood of hate mail after the story was published by the local newspaper and picked up by the national media -- even though she did not order the excising and was at home with a sick child the day it happened. The decision to cut Brandon's picture out of every yearbook, except his own, was made by the teacher in charge of production, Ken Piercy.
Of course, the principal wasn't to blame either- "even though she did not order the excising and was at home with a sick child the day it happened." That cracked me up. As far as I'm concerned, there are no bad teams- only bad leaders. In this case though, they not only meep about the person who was actually guilty but also make it crystal clear that those who aren't guilty really are not guilty. No really- see? She wasn't even in the country at the time. They even iterate this assertion two paragraphs later. So... "really, no really"?

Upset to discover Brandon's comment post-publication, Piercy, a well-respected teacher, took action that he thought was right, Barr said. He inserted a note into every yearbook apologizing for the cut, but stating: "I will not allow anything to be published that is hurtful and untrue."

Although Carpenter didn't make the decision, she said she received "ugly" hate mail from across the country. "It's bordering on scary," she said in an interview. "People have gone way off the deep end."

Barr agreed, saying: "What has been really difficult for me personally and the district is the level of public anger directed at Lori Carpenter. ... That's really difficult for us to swallow." She said the e-mail, some of which was copied to her, included vicious, personal attacks.

Earlier in the day, assistant superintendent Sherry Elwood defended the decision to remove Brandon's comment from the yearbook.

"I don't believe that's censorship," she told the Comox Valley Echo. "That's about you being responsible for what you put in print under your name as being true. That's really what it's about."

She doesn't believe that's censorship. That doesn't change the definition of "censorship" any more than proclaiming "I don't believe in guns" will put a stop to homicides. I'm not sure of her use of "that's" instead of "it's" but it's likely that she's trying to distance herself from the situation as much as possible. She goes on to assert that "it's about you being responsible for what you put in print under your name as being true. That's really what it's about." Really? Does anyone believe this? Does anyone believe a 6 year old when they tell you "I don't want the chocolate milk for the chocolate, I want it for the milk." 
But Kennedy said her son wasn't trying to stir up trouble. "It was just a random comment," she said. "He's 15 ... he didn't mean anything by it."
Ah, that's blissful. After all that, she strips away the last shred of dignity and integrity the boy could have because "posh- he's only 15... what does he know". Liberals are all about falsifying self-esteem but heaven help you if you show any signs of thinking and acting for yourself. There is safety in conformity. Now, get back in line.

From The Vancouver Sun.

Want to avoid being called a "racist"? Easy solution...

Just register as a Democrat. Of course, the MSM will be outraged by this statement except that it was made by a Democrat and fellow newsperson.

The left's strategy is clear: any opposition to President Obama is not driven by ideological and/or political disagreement. No, it's driven by racism and whole groups of people have been strategically tarnished.
You would think these people would be even more careful, then again the majority of people making racist statements against the president these days seems to be coming from the left....


He said I know this is going to be — lead to some, quote, difficulty for the guys who work on those rigs.

Well, if he thinks that some guys on the rigs are the only people that are going to be affected by a six-month oil moratorium, he’s out of his cotton-picking mind. Julia Reed, Newsweek senior editor on CNN on Anderson Cooper 360


From: NewsBusters

On losing liberty - bit by bit

 Roscoe Filburn ... "New Deal" farmer

My version:  This guy (Filburn) was growing wheat ... on his own property ... for his own use ... and the federal government stopped him from doing it ... and made him destroy the wheat ... and pay a fine.  How's THAT for "liberty?"

Wickard v. Filburn, 317 U.S. 111 (1942), was a U.S. Supreme Court decision that dramatically increased the power of the federal government to regulate economic activity. A farmer, Roscoe Filburn, was growing wheat to feed his chickens. The U.S. government had imposed limits on wheat production based on acreage owned by a farmer, in order to drive up wheat prices during the Great Depression, and Filburn was growing more than the limits permitted. Filburn was ordered to destroy his crops and pay a fine, even though he was producing the excess wheat for his own use and had no intention of selling it.

The Supreme Court, interpreting the United States Constitution's Commerce Clause (which permits the United States Congress to "regulate Commerce . . . among the several States") decided that, because Filburn's wheat growing activities reduced the amount of wheat he would buy for chicken feed on the open market, and because wheat was traded nationally, Filburn's production of more wheat than he was allotted was affecting interstate commerce, and so could be regulated by the federal government. More details at wikipedia:

This is a very famous case known as "Wikard vs Filburn."  Try to remember the name of the case because you will probably hear it again.  Notice that it isn't "US vs Filburn."  My guess is it had something to do with "standing"  but you can research it yourself if you want.

This whole "standing" issue is huge as it regards losing your freedom.  Somehow all these "environmentalist" groups have "standing" to sue oil companies on your behalf.  I think congress gave them standing some time ago and they've used it ever since to sue and sue and sue.  Not just oil companies either, they've got their hands in everything.  Of course, when companies have to defend themselves against these suits, they either drop their activity or they have to pay to defend themselves in court ... both of which increase the price you pay for their product ... over and over and over again.

Also, notice how the Supreme Court used the commerce clause to insert its big nose into your business.  The commerce clause is supposed to PROMOTE commerce, not hinder it.  In this case there wasn't any commerce, much less interstate commerce, but did that stop the federal government from coming for Roscoe's your liberty?

We needed the commerce clause because, back in the day, the states would do ridiculous things like tax the ever-loving-crap out of products from competing states etc and it all got out of hand.  However, once the playing ground was level (to use a favorite term of liberals,) the goverment has no more business it it. Notice the "playing ground" was originally UNLEVELED by the state governments with their taxes etc so the feds had to fix it.

After that, the free market should be left alone. Over the long term people learn not to engage in certain behaviors due to the negative effects they might have over GENERATIONS.  It is my contention that this is how people learn.  This is how societies advance ... when parents teach their children not to engage in behavior due to LONG TERM CONSEQUENCES then we're getting somewhere.

But ... when you have the federal government come in and "help" they never get it quite right. People eventually find ways around the idiocy and the government has to get involved in more and more minutia with the "lesson" never getting learned. 


Meanwhile, we're learning another lesson ... the federal government's unnecessary involvement in the free market only delays the other inevitable lessons that must be learned from time to time ... and we only end up suffering longer.  THIS is the reason I hate the idiot liberals who think the government can solve all of our problems.

The Filburn farm today is, practically speaking, the site of the Salem Mall near Dayton, Ohio. This photo of Roscoe Filburn at the time of his Supreme Court case was provided by his daughter, Mary Lou Spurgeon.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sheesh.



I really hate to have to explain this but hopefully some Democrats will be reading and might learn something. In the ever so clever video mash above, the DNC (Democrat National Convention) reviles Senator Joe Barton for apologizing to the CEO of BP. What they don't seem to grasp is that he's apologizing for the actions of the Obama administration for sidestepping the law and skirting around lawful and legal behavior which ordinarily befits the U.S. Government (or ought to anyway).

What has happened here is that the Obama administration has decided what's right, fair and just without subjecting itself to any existing checks and balances as originally installed by the Constitution. I don't think that anyone would argue that BP appears to be at fault for the oil spill catastrophe in the gulf. Few people would disagree that they've handled it poorly thus far. It seems clear that they should be held accountable to any criminal or civil suits that are brought against them. BUT in this country, we have a legal system which has been designed to handle this sort of issue.

What we've witnessed is the Executive branch doing all of our thinking for us. Obviously, they've gotten quite comfortable doing that on a regular basis in recent history but when are we going to say "enough"? This sort of decision making on the behalf of others does nothing but worry me. It's the same kind of tactic used by drug dealers, pimps and other societal leeches.

See, what they do is get you comfortable with their making your choices for you. They make the obvious choices at first. They'll decide what you would have decided anyway. Superficially, it'll look like a perfect decision and they'll gain a little bit of your trust. In the short term, you'll benefit and everyone's happy. After a few of those, the decisions get a little more dubious and when you question them, they'll tell you, "I never let you down in the past, did I? Come on- you can trust me."

(Now for me, "trust me" is a red flag. I have almost always been ultimately disappointed by someone who used that phrase. Maybe it was self-fulfilling prophecy. Maybe not. Either way, I steer clear of anyone who says that or who acts like that.)

After that, you start to wonder whose side they're on. It'll start to seem like they're pulling a Don King on you and the 50-50 upon which you originally agreed starts to look more and more like 60-40. You start to worry because their explanations get more and more complicated and tougher to follow or to understand. By then it's already too late.

The moment you let them make your first decision for you, you're owned. This is something crystal clear to Conservatives and completely foreign to Liberals. The Liberals are all outraged at Senator Barton because "Doesn't he get it? We're getting a boatload of money from BP! This is great!"

I don't know about the rest of you but what I see happening next is the Obama administration keeping that $20bb (that's billion- like million but with a b) and using it to fund alternative energy projects because "Clearly, we need them now more than ever."

Worse than that is that the Obama administration is overstepping their bounds by taking money that they don't have the right to take. Nobody is complaining much about that because they think it's money that BP deserves to pay. What happens though when they overstep their bounds the next time and they tell us, "Hey- you let us do it last time. You didn't have a problem last time. What changed? Last time, you were happy with the result so don't worry- this time will be the same. Trust me."

Californians - must they constantly prove their stupidity?


The Sacramento City Council voted Tuesday night to place economic sanctions against Arizona companies in response to that state's immigration laws.

The sanctions passed by a 6-1 council vote are on par with the broadest actions passed by other California cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland.

They include forbidding city workers from attending conferences in Arizona on the city's dime, boycotting companies based in Arizona "where practicable and where there is no significant additional cost to the city" and potentially canceling current contracts with firms from Arizona. More here:

Obama scholars


How to tune out the vuvuzela buzz.

Erfgb


Writes Cliff, "Menu/Vol/EQ it's Bb, so drop 300Hz and boost adjacent eqs. Save as Custom. Done!"
Gooooooooooaaal!!
I hope this helps those of you watching the World Cup. I'm going to have to miss it this year, but I'll definitely watch it in 2011. Unless I forget.

From bookofjoe

John Stewart on Barack Obama.

This is a good video. Of course, he couldn't go the whole time without mentioning Sarah Palin. He was so close to doing a great job. At least he's improving...


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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

New pork slogan

If you have not heard, the pork industry is looking for a new slogan. The old one you should recognize as "Pork, the other white meat". Well I am going to try to enter the contest myself and have come up with a few. Vote for the one you like best and I will send it in, or come up with your own and I will send that one in if I like it better.

1. Real men eat pigs too

2. Pork, if its squealing it ain't done yet.

3. If it looks like a pig, smells like a pig, taste like a pig, drink more and close your eyes it should improve.

4. Democrats love pigs too, i.e. Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Madeleine Albright, etc

5. (my favorite) If it's good for Washington it's good for all of us

6. Piss off a Muslim, eat more Pork

7. Unlike cake, you can have your pig and eat it too

8. Beer, wine, whiskey, it all goes good with pig, it's just that you have to drink so dam much of it first

Moron evades death twice.

Something tells me that this group of hikers is due for a search and rescue recovery. Yes- go ahead and turn off the camera- that'll make you safe.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Atta girl!

Keep smiling because it's SOOOOOOO funny. It's just one big joke, right?

"We're not wealthy people."

The mother of rescued American teenage sailor Abby Sunderland has said the family cannot afford to reimburse the Australian Government for the cost of saving her daughter which could top $300,000.

[Of course they can't. Why should they? They allowed and encouraged their daughter do something gallactically stupid so why should they be responsible for the inevitable mysterious and tragic outcome?]

"What price would you put on a child's life?" Maryanne Sunderland said yesterday when questioned about compensation.

[Red Herring. Do they think that anyone is putting a price on a child's life?  Probably not but it's a lot easier to argue this point than it is to deny the fact that rescues cost money. Airplane fuel costs money. Helicopter fuel costs money. Rescue ships cost money. Rescue crews don't work for free. Granted, most of these rescue squads are government supported but why is it that they think that it's fair to have the rest of us paying taxes to support their idiotic habits?]

"The full cost of chartering an Airbus would be so high, you'd think they (Australian rescue authorities) would have to work with the US government for that."

[Yes- share the cost with as many people as possible so that you never get push back for wasting any one entity's money.]

"We're not wealthy people."

[Their 16 year old daughter attempted (on more than one occasion) to sail a 40 foot yacht around the world yet "we're not wealthy people". Wealth is relative, but when you claim you're "not wealthy people", compare yourself to most people- not to the rich people you spend all your free time idolizing.]

Late yesterday, with the 16-year-old Californian safely aboard the Ile De La Reunion fishing vessel which picked her up 2000 nautical miles off the Western Australian coast, a spokesman for Transport Minister Anthony Albanese said the full cost of the rescue mission was yet to be worked out.

But it included her delivery to La Reunion, an island east of Madagascar, off the east coast of Africa.

"The expectation is that she will be transferred to La Reunion as part of the search and rescue operation," he said. "From that point the family or US consulate would take responsibility."

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority's Rescue Coordination Centre took over the rescue of Ms Sunderland from the French on Friday, after her stricken yacht Wild Eyes drifted into Australia's search and rescue region.

A Qantas A330 Airbus with spotters on board located the yacht later that day. Two Australian Defence Force APC3 Orians were also deployed.

It was also revealed yesterday the American Sailing Association refused to sponsor Ms Sunderland's solo circumnavigation bid, citing concerns about the timing of her trip.

Ms Sunderland has hit out at her critics.

"There are plenty of things people can think of to blame for my situation; my age, the time of year and many more," she wrote on her blog on Saturday. "The truth is, I was in a storm and you don't sail through the Indian Ocean without getting in at least one storm.

"Storms are part of the deal when you set out to sail around the world. As for age, since when does age create gigantic waves and storms?"

Uh, Red Herring. Nobody is suggesting that her age had anything to do with the storm only with her inability to deal with those waves and storms due to lack of experience.

The young woman has vowed to attempt another circumnavigation.

Lesson learnt.


From: CourierMail


In other news,


Abby Sunderland's dad had TV deal as girl risked life at sea

Iran - making another bad move


TEHRAN, June 14 (Reuters) - Iran is sending aid ships to blockaded Gaza, state radio said on Monday -- a move likely to be considered provocative by Israel which accuses Tehran of arming the Palestinian enclave's Islamist rulers, Hamas.

Yes ... those poor, poor "Palestinians" need "aid." It's like a whole country on welfare.

One ship left port on Sunday and another will depart by Friday, loaded with food, construction material and toys, the report said. The boats would be part of international efforts to break Israel's isolation of the Gaza Strip.

"Until the end of the Gaza blockade, Iran will continue to ship aid," said an official at Iran's Society for the Defence of the Palestinian Nation. 

A senior Iranian official said earlier Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards were ready to provide a military escort to aid ships heading to Gaza if Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei so commands. More here:

And when the "aid" ships arrive, Israel will probably offer to offload and deliver the aid (just like they did with the previous ships.)  That offer will be refused (by the"Palestinians")- just like it was before.  It appears the "Palestinians" aren't in such dire need of "aid" as was previously thought. Hmmmm, that's quite a mystery, isn't it?

Anyway, it appears much more excitement is coming.  I can't wait.

Oh, how would you like to be a member of the "Elite Revolutionary Guards" if they had to escort the ships?  I know I wouldn't because I'm thinking the Ayatollah wouldn't hesitate one second  in his decision to waste your life to make the Jews look bad.

Politicians - No expense is ever too great

 
Last fall, Speaker Nancy Pelosi moved her district office into the new federal building in San Francisco. The move quadrupled the rent she pays, and her new $18,736 monthly bill is almost double the next-highest rental paid by a Member of the House. More here 
 
Ha ha, these politicians squander your money.  And when they "run out" they squander your kids' money, and when they "run out" of that they squander your grandkids' money.  It kills me.  They don't give one flaming damn.

Hey Nancy, GREAT NEW DIRECTION for America.   I hear Greece and Europe are going in the same direction.  WOO HOO!!  Keep spending with abandon though, no worries, people in San Francisco are too stupid to boot your ass.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Are you a psychopath?

The Hare Psychopathy Checklist


The Klown's results:


Take the test hereDon't sign in or anything, just click the green "next" bar. ... and at the end they ask you your gender/age etc - just disregard it and click "Show my results" - or whatever it says.

More info at Wikipedia:

Obama debates Reagan


Ever wonder what it would be like to hear Obama debate Reagan? Here ya go.

In that video/audio - Obama said two things that really grabbed my attention:

1 - "... make a virtue out of selfishness ... "

2 - ",,, break free from the restraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution ..."

There is a book by Ayn Rand called "The Virtue of Selfishness." She also wrote "Capitalism, The Unknown Ideal" as well as "Atlas Shrugged." Obama hates her ... ALL the lefties hate Ayn Rand.

"Break free of the constraints of the Consitution?" This jackass has GOT to go -- as well as all the communists Democrats who agree with him.  Our founders KNEW there would be tyrants people like him and that's EXACTLY the reason they wrote the Constitution - to PROTECT us from them.

I actually watched soccer


You may have heard the World Cup is going on. Yesterday the US played England in a much-hyped match. Here are my thoughts:

I know less than zero about soccer and I've never watched it on tv but I watched most of the game yesterday. By the time I turned it on the score was already 1-1 so there was no more scoring but it was still fairly exciting. I don't know the rules though so I was confused part of the time (free kicks etc.) And it took me about 5 minutes before I even know which team was which.

The thing I noticed most was the constant -- AND I MEAN CONSTANT - blaring of foghorns (Vuvuzela horns) from the crowd. I can't imagine two solid hours of that. That's ridiculous. I could never go to a game. That would drive me nuts. I'd turn into a "soccer hooligan."

They claim it's a cultural thing. Well, let me tell you, it's RUDE, you jackasses. I read an article that said you couldn't buy a set of earplugs within a 50 mile radius - LMAO!

PS - I think their hiring practices must be discriminatory - where are all the fat players? 

UPDATE: - (Excerpts)

JOHANNESBURG — World Cup organising committee head Danny Jordaan on Sunday did not rule out banning vuvuzelas, the noisy plastic trumpets which have proved a hit with fans in South Africa but threaten to deafen players and viewers alike.

Criticism of the vuvuzelas has been almostas loud as the instruments themselves with broadcasting companies complaining the din is almost drowning out commentary.

France captain Patrice Evra said the incessant noise was a factor in his side's poor display in their draw with Uruguay. According to Evra: "We can't sleep at night because of the vuvuzelas. People start playing them from 6 a.m. We can't hear one another out on the pitch because of them," the Frenchman added. More here:

I guess I'm not the only one.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Chicks were flexible and strong in 1944

Friday, June 11, 2010

I hope this sign is real

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Raugh' Roh, unforeseen tradgedy may have struck


Excerpts - bold is mine:

Abby Sunderland, 16, who is attempting to become the youngest sailor ever to circumnavigate the globe, was feared lost at sea today after her crew lost contact with her boat.

Jeff Casher, an engineer on Sunderland's support team, said two emergency beacons on her boat are now signaling she is in trouble.

Abby's mother, MaryAnne Sunderland, told ABC News that Abby manually activated two beacons around 6 a.m. Pacific Time Thursday.

A beacon designed to automatically go off when it contacts water had not been activated, she said.

Casher told ABC News that he last spoke with the 16-year-old sailor around 6 a.m. PDT after she had been knocked down twice during the night because of strong winds -- meaning that her sail had touched the water.

One of those knock-downs, Casher said, ripped the radar off the boat. She had been speaking with Casher on a satellite telephone earlier because of engine problems and was in the process of fixing those problems when she told Casher she'd call right back.

She has not been heard from since, except for the distress signals.More here:

Yes, letting a 16-year-old girl try to circumnavigate the globe.  Everyone knows how safe that is.  This  accident must have been a one-in-a-million shot.  Who could have foreseen such a problem?

Bye bye, Harry


Sharron Angle, following her come-from-behind Republican Primary win Tuesday, has bounced to an 11-point lead over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada’s closely-watched U.S. Senate race.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Nevada, taken Wednesday night, shows Angle earning 50% support while Reid picks up 39% of the vote. Five percent (5%) like some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. More here:

Hey Harry, "this war is lost" ... remember those words?  Get the hell out of my government you jackass.