Friday, July 29, 2011

The Green Thing

We didn't have "The Green Thing."
Courtesy of my sister.

In the line at the store, the cashier told an older woman that she should
bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the
environment.
The woman apologized to him and explained, "We didn't have the green thing
back in my day."
The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not
care enough to save our environment."
He was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.
Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the
store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized
and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really
were recycled.
But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.
We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store
and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a
300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.
But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.
Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the
throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine
burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids
got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always
brand-new clothing. But that old lady is right; we didn't have the green thing
back in our day.
Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every
room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember
them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana.
In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have
electric machines to do everything for us.
When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used a wadded up
old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.
Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the
lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working
so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate
on electricity.
But she's right; we didn't have the green thing back then.
We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a
plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water.
We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we
replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor
just because the blade got dull.
But we didn't have the green thing back then.
Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to
school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi
service.
We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to
power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to
receive a signal beamed from satellites out in space in order to find
the nearest pizza joint.
But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks
were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

And the lefties begin to hear the "Jaws" theme playing


In the latest indication that her sights are still set on a presidential run, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has accepted an invitation to keynote a Tea Party rally in Waukee, Iowa, on Sept. 3, RealClearPolitics has learned.

The Labor Day weekend visit to the nation's first voting state comes after Palin indicated during an appearance on Fox News earlier this month that she would make her decision about whether to launch a campaign in August or September. More here:

The poor, poor lefties.   After all this time they've spent trashing her and calling her stupid she's still thinking about running.  That's the thing about lefties ... they're so easily convinced of anything "liberal" they think everyone else is too.

The main fear of the lefty is to be shunned by the herd.  You see, they simply HAVE TO be perceived as "cool" ... this is their raison d'etre.  They figure you feel the same ... so they trash Palin relentlessly in the hopes you won't defend her.  You see, this tack works very well on liberals.

Meanwhile, I'm not interested in defending Palin.  I'm interested in defeating the greedy, tyrannical, shitstains that calls themselves "compassionate liberals."  Have you ever noticed that wanting to keep the money you earn is "greedy" according to these shitstains?  Yes, yes ... according to liberals, taking money away from those who earned it and then "spreading it around" to breeding-for-profit welfare queens is "generous."  Liberals ... they're very generous with other people's money, aren't they?

Also, I think Palin would easily defeat Obama and drag a whole bunch of conservatives running for the Senate with her.  Now ... who should she pick for VP?  (Or is she going to be running as VP again?)  Right now I'd like to see the Sarah Palin/Herman Cain ticket.  I may change my mind as I learn more about them and the other candidates but that's the way I feel right now.

Hey lefties media, keep calling Sarah "stupid" -- it's working great for you!! LMAO!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Boehner must go


With no debt deal done and both sides racing an Aug. 2 deadline, Democrats and Republicans on Sunday readied separate backup plans to try to raise the government’s borrowing limit and cut spending.

House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, pitched his colleagues on a plan to raise the borrowing limit by about $1 trillion and match that with similar sized spending cuts — enough to last through the rest of the year, and leaving for later the heavy lifting on taxes and bigger spending items. More here:

Uh, Boehner, what are you doing?  You already offered to raise the debt ceiling (yet again) in exchange for a promise of cutting the spending, capping the spending, and balancing the budget (the "Cut, Cap, and Balance" legislation.) You passed it through the House of Representatives and that's all you need to do ... that's it.  I can't believe you're still screwing around with them.

The Democratics in the Senate rejected it. Now let them face the consequences.  The American people sent a whole contingent of Tea Party candidates to congress to do exactly what they did.  They elected you as Speaker ... but they made a mistake.  Stop trying to "help" the Democratics. Instead, make your case to the American people ... not once, but over and over again.

Here's why I like "Cut, Cap & Balance:" 

1 - IT CUTS SPENDING.   
If you haven't heard, the government is wasting, flushing and otherwise squandering all the money given to it by the evil capitalist pigs ... and then borrowing/printing more.  Of course, this is all free right?  There will be no consequences for us ... baaaaaa - bleat.

2 - IT CAPS SPENDING. 
This is actually the best part because it FINALLY answers the age-old question that Democratics would never answer ... "How much is enough?"  This bill caps the spending the federal government can do as a percentage of GDP (I think it's something like 18%.)  I mean, seriously, they tax everything that moves and are constantly thinking up new things to tax every day.  Do you think the founding fathers meant for the government to tax every damn thing?  And it they don't tax it they "fee" it ... or "insure" it.  They're peeling you like a grape and then whining they need more money.  Do you think they need more money or less (as a percentage of GDP?)


3 - IT PRESENTS A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT that requires a balanced budget.
This is also critical because it's responsible.  Responsible people get cheaper credit.  Responsible people are taken at their word. Responsible governments have stable currencies.  Responsible governments don't steal from their people through the inflation that is caused by printing fiat money.  Here's what Ron Paul has to say about it. (Pssss, the media will tell you he's crazy and Palin is stupid.)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Obama keeps telling us we're in an economic "recovery"


Putting pressure on an already lousy job market, the mass layoff is making a comeback. In the past week, Cisco, Lockheed Martin and Borders announced a combined 23,000 in job cuts. (See: Another Retailer Bites the Dust: Borders Doomed by Amazon Deal, Davidowitz Says) Those announcements follow 41,432 in planned cuts in June, up 11.6% from May and 5.3% vs. a year earlier, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Ha ha, and the sheep just keep believing Obama ... "Bbaaaaaa, bleat, we're recovering, give him a chance you racist!!!"  Yes, recovering.  I like how my electric company is recovering.  Hey, Obama/Democratics ... please keep blocking drilling and please keep hammering away at the coal companies ... put them out of work ... my electric bill has only gone up 40% since 2005, I have plenty of more money for you to squander by giving it to your windmill (green energy) buddies.

Meanwhile, state and local governments have cut 142,000 jobs this year, The WSJ reports, and Wall Street is braced for another round of cutbacks. This week, Goldman Sachs announced plans to let go 1000 fixed-income traders.

Now see, THIS is the true test of when the shit gets thick .... when the GOVERNMENT starts laying off people it's time to start stockpiling food.

If these trends continue, we may soon be talking about losses in the monthly employment data -- not just disappointing growth, says Howard Davidowitz, CEO of Davidowitz & Associates

Hey, Davidowitz ... what does it matter?  They'll just keep redefining the unemployment numbers to fit whatever number they want.  I'll bet if they figured "unemployment" now the same way they did during the great depression the number would be more like 18-20 percent - or higher.  It seems to me that everyone is either having a hard time or knows someone who is affected.  And who is responsible?  Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac -- the GOVERNMENT!!!  The great geniuses ... the Harvard/Yale/Ivy League boys.   They're jokes.

I love how people vote for these "geniuses" and then get their asses handed to them on a rail while waving goodbye to more and more liberty with every session of congress.

"Everything in business is confidence," Davidowitz says. "You lose confidence and businesses can't deal with that [and] who could have confidence with what's going on in Washington?" More here:

No sir, genius.  Confidence doesn't come BEFORE prosperity, confidence comes afterward ... and then makes it easier to keep the ball rolling, but that's it.  

"Everything in (legitimate) business" is long-term profit.  Business has to be reasonably sure that the government isn't going to change its tax structure every time a member of congress has sex with an intern.  When business sees this they are reluctant to invest/hire because "who knows what those jackasses are going to do next?"  And they have a duty to their investors ... and if they don't grow their companies their stock will go down and they will bankrupt the company ... so they look to try to hold on until "things improve" or they move jobs and everything they can out of the reach of these idiots country. 

Yes, and then congress quickly gets busy trying to punish them for moving jobs etc out of the country.  They point to the evil companies and holler witch.  Why, (harumph) they just can't understand why those evil companies won't stay here, sit still, and let the government put its boot on their throat and bankrupt them.  It's just so hard to understand, isn't it?

"Summer of Recovery" my ass.  And we're only a few short months away from winter.  Tell me, does the economy get better in the winter?  Ha ha, morons, keep voting for Democratics.  As we speak they're busy blocking "Cut, Cap, & Balance" in the Senate (because Democratics control the Senate.)


See this is the problem with letting government have too much power.  Eventually the geniuses bring everyone down with them.  It's not like things are voluntary ... like you could "follow the geniuses" if you wanted to and let other people go their own way ... no, the generous Democratics FORCE everyone to do as they command ... and they take you down ... and they're always blaming the evil rich ... have you noticed?  Meanwhile, are the "evil rich" forcing me to do anything?  Is there some rich guy who is blocking the drilling and harassing the coal industry? Is there some evil rich guy who is giving my money to someone else without my permission?  I wanna find the evil rich bastard who says I have to switch my light bulbs to those squiggly dog-pile-looking bulbs that cost triple and don't work. 

Friday, July 22, 2011

A tourist's report on India

So this Chinese guy/gal goes to India -- sees lots of stuff, takes lots of pics.

Puri is a tourist hot spot on the east coast, where heaven and hell come together. One side of town is the hotel area, with its picturesque beaches, the other side is a poor fishing village. The inhabitants’ straw huts are lonely islands in a sea of trash, and I got the feeling that it’s never taken away. The most shocking thing: every villager would defecate on the beach. It wasn’t only villagers who would take a crap on the beach, out in the suburbs you’d get used to seeing people doing it on the side of the road, and the Indian men would do it out in the open, never sneaking off to a secluded spot in the undergrowth. Everywhere from small towns to large cities would have men showing the special characteristics of their culture; even in the major city of Kolkata [Culcutta], on the most upmarket of streets, were white collar workers carrying briefcases walking past crowds of people urinating against walls.

 A corpse on the banks of the Ganges

More of the write-up and pics here:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Look in the mirror, fools..

Look in the mirror, fools..: "

Once again, the Left has a short memory:


In December 1996, a Florida couple, John and Alice Martin, who sounded suspiciously like union goons, claimed to have inadvertently tapped into a phone conversation between then House Speaker Newt Gingrich and House Republican leadership.

According to these Democratic and union activists, they were just driving around with a police scanner in their car, picked up a random phone conversation and said to themselves, "Wait a minute! I could swear that's Dick Armey's voice!"

Luckily, they also had a tape recorder and cassette in their car, so they proceeded to illegally record the intercepted conversation and then turned the tape over to Democratic Rep. James McDermott -- the top Democrat on the Ethics Committee that was at that very moment investigating Gingrich.

Although they swore they had no idea that what they were doing was a crime, in their cover letter to McDermott, they requested immunity -- just as you probably do whenever you write somebody a letter. (They later pleaded guilty to a crime under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.)

McDermott promptly turned the tape over to The New York Times and other newspapers. The Times' headline on the story, "Gingrich Is Heard Urging Tactics in Ethics Case," might as well have been titled: "Tape Shows Gingrich Conspiring to Act Within the Law."

John Boehner, one of the participants in the Gingrich call, sued McDermott for violating his First Amendment rights, which resulted in a court ordering McDermott to pay Boehner more than $1 million.

And yet, more than a dozen news organizations, many of the same ones demanding the death penalty for Rupert Murdoch right now, filed amicus briefs defending McDermott's distribution of the pirated tape.

Needless to say, the Times ferociously defended its own use of the hacked phone call, arguing that it would be unconstitutional to punish the publication of information, no matter how obtained.

So it's strange to see these defenders of the press's right to publish absolutely anything get on their high horses about British tabloid reporters, operating under a different culture and legal system, hacking into cell phones.

Not only that, but they are demanding that the CEO of the vast, multinational corporation that owned the tabloids be severely punished.

This is because the CEO is Rupert Murdoch and Murdoch owns Fox News.


Read the whole thing.

From WAMK.

This is not the actual suspect.
This is a representation of what a Lib
would consider a reasonable substitution.
Also, it's proof that they're not racist.
It is not proof, however, that they're not morons.

San Francisco Police say they've found the gun use by a man who was shot and killed by officers Saturday afternoon.


Crowds [mobs] of angry people formed claiming the man was unarmed [Wha? The angry mob was wrong? Mistaken? HOW? Liberals are notorious for running in mobs and protesting (angrily) but they're not wrong- oh wait hang on a second now strike that.] when he was shot from behind in the Bayview District, but police are trying to put those claims to rest.

Following the shooting, police learned there was video that showed the immediate aftermath. Police say the suspect fired at officers first, but investigators could not initially find the weapon.

 
Protesters mixed with police officers Sunday afternoon at the scene of the Bayview District shooting at Third and Oakdale. Service on the Muni T-Line was briefly stopped.

"We lost a life out here," said resident Pladee [sic] Clayton. "That's what everybody's upset [sic] and everything, over an African-American couldn't [sic] pay his fare." [I'd like to interject that it's more likely that what everybody's upset [about] is that an African-American started shooting at police after he got caught trying to get away with a petty crime. Back in my day, the criminals would at least need to rob a bank before shooting at police in attempting to get away.]

Police announced a break in the investigation on Sunday. After searching rooftops for a gun pointed at officers by the suspect, the answer may have come from a video posted on the website YouTube. The video shows police moments after the shooting and what appears to be a silver gun just feet from the suspect.

"Someone picked up the firearm that the suspect had shot with and ran southbound up the street with it," San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr said. "Luckily, someone else in the crowd took video...and officers have been able to track that firearm and we believe we have it in custody." [I'm sure they shot the video to prove the rightful actions of the police and not to prove police brutality/oppression of the common man. Either way, thanks, cameraman.]

Two San Francisco police officers were on the Muni platform at Third and Palou Saturday afternoon. After some recent shootings, they were assigned to a violence reduction program and were making sure some passengers had paid their fares.

They briefly detained a 19-year-old subject, but officers say he bolted [heh] while firing several shots in their direction.

"Although the suspect was firing back into Mendel Plaza that was full of people, including children, nobody else was injured by the gunfire and officers were able to beat back the attack, fatally injuring the suspect," Suhr said.

However, some residents don't agree with the shooting, even if police say it was justified.

"Regardless of if they found a gun or not, it's the fact they chased him from the T-train over a transfer, and while there's real crime [Like 19-year-olds shooting into a crowd including children while attempting to shoot (and presumably kill) police.] going on," said resident Debray [sic] Carpenter. [I guess she (?) forgot the part about the suspect shooting first being the actual inspiration for the police shooting.]

Police confiscated surveillance video from a Dollar Store on Third and Palou. Investigators say they will be looking at images from nearby cameras, including cameras on the Muni platform.

"As it is now, the investigations have to be completed, but the information we have is you have somebody shooting at a police officer," San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said. "That, of course, is very dangerous and officers had to not only protect themselves but protect the public." [Notice how he plainly states the obvious. I remember a time when it wasn't necessary to state the obvious... back when people at least acted like they had common sense.]

Police have not identified the 19-year-old suspect who was killed, but did confirm with ABC7 News that the suspect was a person of interest in a South Seattle shooting last week in Washington state. The shooting there wounded four people, including a pregnant woman who died from her injuries. Police also say the suspect had two felonies in Washington state and was currently on parole. [To a Lib, it was just rotten luck is all.]

Investigators will be conducting tests on the firearm to determine if it was in fact set off and if it is the weapon they say they recovered.

Story: Man shot by SFPD dies from injuries

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

This Surprised Me - A Little

Political donations by News Corp.(FOX!), its employees and their families were evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, with President Obama the all-time leading recipient, according to a report from the Sunlight Foundation.
The transparency watchdog noted Tuesday that Democrats received 51 percent of contributions while Republicans received 49 percent, despite the firm’s highly publicized links to the GOP, such as a $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association in August.
The top recipients from the firm’s political action committee, News America Holdings, in the 2009-10 election cycle were Reps. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Howard Berman (D-Calif.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)

From "The Patriot Update."
The pundits are actually saying out loud that this could bring down the PM of Great Britain.
Oh - Stop.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wait for it...

And....



See it.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Surprise, Sheila Jackass Lee is a moron


Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) used the race card this afternoon to assess blame in the debt ceiling fight. Jackson Lee, a black Congresswoman, believes the disagreement over raising the debt ceiling is because of President Obama's race.

"I am particularly sensitive to the fact that only this president, only this president, only this one has received the kind attacks and disagreements and inability to work. Only this one," Jackson Lee said on the House floor this afternoon.

"Read between the lines."

"What is different about this president that should put him in a position that he should not receive the same kind of respectful treatment of when it is necessary to raise the debt limit in order to pay our bills, something required by both statute and the 14th amendment?" From here:

Yes, she told us to "read between the lines."  So I did.  Back on March 16, 2006 every Dumbocratic senator voted against raising the debt ceiling.  Apparently they didn't think a "catastrophe" was going to happen that time.  But THIS TIME it will ... do I have that about right, asshats?

So, what did Sheila Jackson Lee say again? Oh yes ... "I am particularly sensitive to the fact that only this president, only this president, ..."

The race card ... ooooo ... a lib played the race card ... someone must have dropped a hat.

Hey, Sheila, shut your racist yap you braying communist jackass. Your name should be Sheila Jackass Lee.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I didn't mean it. I wasn't serious. You know what I meant.

It's a shame that embarrassment and shame never enter the equation or idiots like this would be too busy hiding to occupy public office. Even though he was asked TWICE whether he thought he was well-suited for the position to which he was appointed, he refused to take any personal responsibility and instead asserted that others would be better suited to answer the question. But the question was what HE THOUGHT- not what OTHERS thought.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Great Britain demonstrates that spending money on wind power is like pissing into the wind

Great Britain demonstrates that spending money on wind power is like pissing into the wind: "

Smart folks like Barack Obama love ideas like wind power. No dirty fossil fuels, no emissions, no carbon dioxide (something plants need, but hell, they don’t vote) and a chance to pay back the bros at windmill-maker GE. What could go wrong? Everything.

wind-power-great-britain

The green armada may be able to accomplish what the Spanish Armada couldn't

Ace reveals the realities discovered by the British utilizing windmills to lower CO2 emissions:

Problem One. Wind Power isn’t cost effective compared to fossil fuel plants. The only way wind turbines get built is if somebody (via higher electric bills) subsidizes them.

Problem Two. Wind Power isn’t consistent. In the Brit winter you might have 4-5 day periods when little or no wind is blowing. The rest of the time, output will fluctuate greatly which Just Doesn’t Work with a power grid. So you need backup power for your wind turbines.

Problem Three. Not only do you have to pay for 17 gigawatts of wind farms you also have to build and pay for 17 gigawatts of backup gas turbine plants.

[Backup turbines] have the ability to quickly move from idling to full power to compensate for the erratic wind turbines…. The turbines emit more CO2 when they’re idling than when they’re at full power…. The CO2 emitted while idling wipes out any savings you could get from the wind farms!

Spending lots of money to gain exactly nothing – another example of the “brilliance” of the political class, a bunch of silly pompous dicks who live to piss in the wind.

Unfortunately, the taxpayers are the ones whose shoes are getting wet.

- Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities

Source: Ace

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Juggler Quitting Station.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

This is a shame


ELGIN, Ill. (STMW) – A 57-year old northwest suburban man was charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm Wednesday for the shooting death Monday night of a teen he believed was breaking into his car.

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office charged Donald Rattanavong of the 800 block of Arthur Drive in Elgin with in the shooting of 18-year old Guillermo Pineda. Pineda and several other teenagers were believed to be burglarizing Rattanavong’s car at about 10:50 p.m., a release from Elgin police said.

Pineda, of the 1100 block of Iroquois, Elgin, was taken to Sherman Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. He died a short time later, police said. From here:

Hmmmm.  Yep, this sounds like all the information you need, right?  Do you think you'll hear any followup on this?   "Hey Klown, what's your take on it?"

Well, I'll tell ya, from my point of view, I like the fact that a shitstain criminal is dead.  Yes, that's right, I jumped to conclusions.  I'll bet that's the last car his friends break into as well.  Too bad they're going to put the law-abiding guy into a cage but that's what the government does now.

Nobody calls the cops anymore unless it's life and death. It seems like nowadays you call the cops and you're very likely to get protected and served jailed yourself.  "Have you been drinking today sir?

Friday, July 8, 2011

fri pins (Merry Christmas in July)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Our schools, our poor, poor, public schools (and children)


When investigators began questioning educators, now-retired principal Armstead Salters obstructed their efforts by telling teachers not to cooperate, the report said.

“If anyone asks you anything about this just tell them you don’t know,” the report said Salters said. He told teachers to “just stick to the story and it will all go away.”

Salters eventually confessed to knowing cheating was occurring, the report said. He could not be reached Tuesday.

At Kennedy Middle, children who couldn’t read not only passed the state reading test, but scored at the highest level possible. At Perkerson Elementary, a student sat under a desk, then randomly filled in answers and still passed.

At East Lake Elementary, the principal and testing coordinator instructed teachers to arrange students’ seats so that the lower-performing children would receive easier versions of the Fifth Grade Writing Tests.

Principal Gwendolyn Benton, who has since left, obstructed the investigation, too, the report said, when she threatened teachers by saying she would “sue them out the ass” if they “slandered” her to the GBI. More here:

Yes, well ... don't worry, this cheating thing probably doesn't happen anywhere else, right?  Nah.

This is very simple, ever since the libs disallowed discipline in the classroom the predictable outcome has been manifest ... and yet everyone acts like they are mystifuckinfied at what the possible causes might be.  I mean, remove the consequences for poor behavior in schools and see what happens ... it'll be a great "study" ... can't wait to see the "findings"  T'will interesting be because ... impossible to predict.  You know why?  Because that's one of the hallmarks of being a lib ... you can't predict a thing. Duh!

No wonder homeschooling is becoming more and more popular.  As long as the "Democratics" refuse to allow vouchers, poor people have no way to remove their children from these government propaganda centers and put them in private school.  Only the rich can afford it.  Of course, the "Democratics" are for the poor and against the evil rich, right?  Of course they are.  Only the evil conservatives vote for vouchers.

But we must hate the evil rich, right?  The evil rich who are purposely holding our children back ... who are purposely blocking me from choosing ... grrrrrr, I hate them, don't you?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Best Rock Guitar Players Ever

IMHO...

10: George Harrison
Listen to “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” “Nuff Said.

9: Walter Becker (Steely Dan)
He wrote songs that will stick in your head forever, and played riffs that you couldn’t play with a year’s worth of lessons.

8: “Buck Dharma” – (Blue Oyster Cult) – a pseudonym, but a very underrated guitarist. “More Cowbell” has become a joke – thanks to SNL and Will Ferrell - but this guy can play.

7: Eric Johnson
He makes a guitar sound like an orchestra – and he can sing! “Cliffs of Dover” – one of the best instrumental rock songs ever.

6: Randy Rhoads
He put Ozzy back on the map, single-handedly. Don’t fly with a private pilot.

5: Jimi Hendrix
Technically, and musically, amazing. And he wasn’t afraid to set a really nice Stratocaster on fire.

4: David Gilmour
Lyrical, almost symphonic. C’mon – he wrote “Dark Side of the Moon!”

3: Stevie Ray Vaughn
Best blues guitar player ever. End of discussion.

2: Eric Clapton
“Slow Hand?” Not hardly. He’s like a great athlete that makes it look easy, but IT’S NOT!

1: Eddie Van Halen
He invented hammer-ons (and offs), he re-introduced harmonics, he created his own tuning, and he was married to Valerie Bertinelli! And he made cool looking guitars with the tape and all (whatever happened to Charvel?) Not a tough choice.

Sorry Brad Paisley - you're awesome - but you're country.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

That's not what she meant, dumbass


Found it at Bits and Pieces:

That's right, you've been expecting it ... here come the dogshit Nazi's

Deborah Violette, a property manager, takes dog waste seriously.

Canine DNA is now being used to identify the culprits who fail to clean up after their pets, an offense that Deborah Violette, for one, is committed to eradicating at the apartment complex she manages.

Everyone who owns a dog in her complex, Timberwood Commons in Lebanon, N.H., must submit a sample of its DNA, taken by rubbing a cotton swab around inside the animal’s mouth.

The swab is sent to BioPet Vet Lab, a Knoxville, Tenn., company that enters it into a worldwide database. If Ms. Violette finds an unscooped pile, she can take a sample, mail it to Knoxville and use a DNA match to identify the offending owner.

Called PooPrints, the system costs $29.99 for the swabbing kit, $10 for a vial to hold the samples and $50 to analyze them, which usually takes a week or two. The company says that about two dozen apartment complexes around the country have signed up for the service. In 2008, the Israeli city of Petah Tikva created a dog DNA database for the same purpose. More here:

Yes, she looks like the kind of person who might take dog shit "very seriously."  I'll bet all the apartment dwellers there are very proud ... "That's right, I live at the Dogshit Terrace apartments, perhaps you've heard of it. Our slogan?  We don't take no shit, we don't give no shit, we are not in the shit business."

Said Mrs Violette, "We're not out to pile on but, seriously we've built up a good head of steam and we can't allow it to go to waste.  This is an outrageous assault on the community olfactory as well as a threat to expensive shoes everywhere.   Harumph -- umph -- umph - cluck, cluck - HEE HAW HEE HAW!!!!"

Ok, ok -- I might have made up some (or all) of the preceding quote. I blame the libs ... of course.

Good all the way thru but the last 30 seconds is the capper

Friday, July 1, 2011

We gotta get this disgusting cop off the street

 Idiot Mayor - Bill Foster

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida - A veteran officer with a clean record is being investigated by the St. Petersburg Police Department (SPPD) after he warned the father of a robbery victim about a dangerous part of town.

Oh really? Are we "investigating" whether or not the robbers were first time offenders? Are we "investigating" who the hell let them loose on society? Are we "investigating" the parents who let their criminal children run free at night? Huh? Are we? Or are we too busy "investigating" a GD POLICE OFFICER WHO TOLD THE TRUTH?

Listen to me, Chief of Police or Mayor, or whoever has decided to "investigate." I can only hope you get "investigated" also.   Yes, very soon.  And I hope you're innocent but lose your livelihood anyway ... so that your family suffers.  That would be what you deserve as far as I'm concerned ... you piece of crap.  Instead you're going to ruin this guy's career and chances of promotion with your "investigation."

Officer Thad "Stu" Crisco, who was recently in headlines for honoring his fallen partner David Crawford, allegedly warned St. Petersburg father Bob Esposito about letting his 16-year-old daughter hang around the Northshore Pool at night. Esposito's daughter was one of five teens robbed by a group of armed men there about 10:30 p.m. on a recent weeknight.

"I wouldn't come down here at night," Esposito said of the Northshore Pool area and Downtown, where he admits he used to loiter as a teen. "And I was told by one of the police officers not to come down here either."

That comment, made by Crisco the night of the robbery, was inadvertently relayed to his superior when Esposito was following up with SPPD. The department then launched an investigation into "disparaging comments against the city."

"I'm shocked," Esposito said. "His job is to serve and protect, and as far as I'm concerned, he gave me information. I think he did his job. I think he did it very well."

You're shocked, Mr Esposito? Why? Why are you still shocked when these government people continue to behave as morons? They do it day after day. I'd have been "shocked" if the politicians came to the officer's defense.

Esposito said Crisco cited the city's violent crime stats - the worst in the state. He faces a possible suspension, even if his comments were true, although his exemplary record with SPPD could help him avoid serious discipline.

"Even if his comments were true." Oh really? Yes, I think they should go ahead and "discipline" him, the jury will understand. "Let's see, he told the truth to a citizen and you suspended him ...ok, that makes plenty of sense." That way he could sue their dumbasses and retire with the idiots who elect these people paying the bill ... THAT would make me happy.

Mayor Bill Foster acknowledged the incident and said he holds SPPD to the highest standard.

"I always want to know my officers are representing this city in a very positive light," Foster said. More here:

Huh? "My officers?" Shut up, idiot mayor. Way to come to the officer's defense. Just because a police officer knows the truth doesn't mean he has to go blabbing it all over creation ... right, mayor? It might hurt someone's image ... right, mayor? Better he should keep his trap shut rather than tell the truth to a citizen he's sworn to protect and serve ... right, mayor? Resign, you braying jackass.

God, people like this make me sick.
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