May 22, 2009

Leading by ignorance

[The decisions that were made over the last eight years established an ad hoc legal approach for fighting terrorism that was neither effective nor sustainable.]
Main Entry: ad hoc
1 a: concerned with a particular end or purpose
b: formed or used for specific or immediate problems or needs

Lets see -- particular end or purpose: stop attacks on the US.
Specific or immediate problems or needs: attacks on the US.

So the question I have for BO (the TOTAL idiot, not the dog) is how in the hell did the last administration keep the US from getting attacked again when everyone knows that Guantanamo was nothing but a rallying cry for terrorists around the globe? And keep it going for 8 years?

Tell me, was it because the Cole, embassy bombings and the barrack bombings worked better at keeping terro….sorry, I mean…man-made disaster technicians in check?
And before you think last year was a “slow” year in ter…dang it, man-made disasters, please take a gander at this and ask yourself: How many times did the US get hit?
(Let me help you out: the US appears on 7/27, 10/17 & 12/12. Now ask yourself how these 3 incidents differ from the rest.)

Think the lull was because we elected BO (the idiot, not the dog) for POTUS and the world is now in love with the US?

It’s hilarious to me that the Bolemmings can’t figure out that “technicians” don’t need to hate more to be able to throw a grenade in their face at any time.

Guess the number game

1

UPDATE: 1, the number of beds available at the Supermax prison in Colorado.... Yet somehow Gitmo detainees are supposed to go there....

Just think how many people would have come out for the Tea Parties....

If they had been paid $100 for showing up.

Hey Buddy.


Increasing your taxes.

Even when he says he isn't.

WARNING.

When Jim Doyle tells you that your taxes are not going up, they are.

May 21, 2009

Working for YOU.

On a scale of 1 to 100 where 100 is just the most oppressive taxes imaginable, what do you think the brain trust of the Joint Finance Committee of Wisconsin will come up with this session on a Friday before a long weekend?
Also, same scale, how much spending will be cut?

H/T to Sykes for this line (not an exact quote, but you get the jist):
Getting lawmakers to meet on a Friday before a long holiday weekend is like trying to herd cats into a hot tub.

So how bad do you think its going to be?

Like Father

Like son.

Idol Prediction.

Told you so.....

Technical Difficulties

I apologize to those of you who have had problems loading the site.

I think I have it fixed now.

May 20, 2009

New Credit Card Racket Passes

Congress sends Obama major new credit card rules
By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer Anne Flaherty, Associated Press Writer 1 hr 32 mins ago

I'm sure John Galt (Atlas Shrugged) didn't have a credit card. With the new fees for responsible card users, what you gonna do?

The Quotable Socialist.

As some of you may know, my boss comes from jolly old England.
I work in an office with 2 Brit imports. Both are confirmed socialists and believe the USA should turn into England, where they do it better than the Americans ever could.
My boss is definitely the worse of the 2.
Pro-Obama – to the point of being upset at his children for voting for Hillary
Atheist – to the point of wondering out loud why anyone would have a religion.
Pro-universal health care – “I don’t understand why everyone is against the government controlling things. The roads and airlines are government controlled and no one has a problem with it (to which I said “so’s the DMV”).

Don’t get me wrong, I like my boss.
He’s a stand up guy and I genuinely respect him. We just disagree vehemently on politics. He’s aware of this and we have very animated discussions regarding a wide range of topics. It’s healthy.

Lately, however, I’m getting the impression that he may not really want to be like England after all – he just doesn’t know it. Take this conversation between him and his very well off German friend on the East coast:
Boss: “England is getting bad now. It used to be such a vital manufacturing area, now everyone seems to work for the government. They aren’t really producing anything.”

And still he blames America (exclusively) for the worlds’ financial troubles.

I love my job.

JC, my hero.

This type of commentary is why "Top Gear" is a must DVR.

[ "So you’re sitting there with the engine screaming its head off, and your ears bleeding, and you’re doing only 23mph because that’s about the top speed, and you’re thinking things can’t get any worse, and then they do because you run over a small piece of grit." ]


May 19, 2009

OPM Fest




Perspective

Obama, "Cafe increase is an historic agreement to help America break its addiction to oil"

Real Debate Wisconsin, "Government pushes its radical environmental agenda still ignoring the fact that we have plenty of our own oil"

Caption This.


Photo Credit: Fuzz.

Milton Friedman - Other People's Money

Yep, clueless...

I'd like an honest show of hands of how many people were aware of this option.

[ "The Forever stamp will always be valid as First–Class postage on standard envelopes weighing one ounce or less, regardless of any subsequent increases in the First–Class rate. " ]

That's me with my hand down.
Good thing I don't really use stamps for anything anymore but.....what the %#%#?

Brewer Brooms


Sweep the Cardinals!
24-14, on to Houston.

May 18, 2009

Play OPM Bing.

Wigdy leads the way,

BWTWW Can Make Us Loopy

After 51 couch-potato car-riding weeks of sedentary bliss, it’s time to get off our butts for Bike and Walk To Work Week (BWTWW.) Why? you might ask. Because our employers, whom we greatly revere, honor and thank for our jobs in this stinking economy, our dear employers and their health insurance buddies, want us to.

After all, getting healthy is like a loop; we’re all connected. As we bike and walk to work, we get healthier and use less gas, which shrinks our invisible carbon footprints and heals the planet all while lowering insurance costs, helping our employers afford to pay us more and hire our friends, who can also walk or ride bikes on week 52, getting everyone even healthier and saving even more money, besides the planet.

So, we’ve established the interconnectedness of the health noose – uh, I mean, loop – that participating in the BWTWW creates. But, has anyone studied what actually happens during that hellish – uh, I mean, healthy – week?

Take Mary Jean, who lives two blocks from work and walks in everyday. Nah, take Ned, who lives a couple miles from his job. He and his wife, Doreen, usually alternate picking up their young children from daycare. But, Doreen’s taking her bike to work this week. “I knew you’d support me in this great opportunity. Thanks, honey,” she calls as she glides off into the commuter sunrise –

leaving loyal dad and workingman Ned to do it all. His strategically mapped route from home to daycare to job and back makes a lopsided loop he’s convinced he can do. Setting out with infant in backpack, toddler in stroller, and diaper bag over shoulder, Ned makes it to daycare. But, it takes longer than planned, so he jogs the last mile-and-a-half, arriving at work in a sweat, and duly stressed. Later, realizing he forgot to bring a lunch, Ned grabs a bite at the corner diner, consuming more fat, salt and white flour than he will ever confess.

The reverse trip, Ned picks up a fussy toddler. She’s cutting a tooth, and whines until they reach their block, where she promptly conks out. Luckily, Doreen has beat Ned home and is glowing from her healthy trek. She has showered, and is all set to go out for a salad at the natural foods restaurant. But Ned has collapsed on the couch between napping toddler and baby-in-the-backpack-who-badly-needs-a-change. And this is just Day One.

Clearly, the well-meaning, we-know-what’s-good-for-you people have won, but has their goal been accomplished? Wouldn’t it be better for Ned and his family if he did something that actually lowered his stress instead of multiplying it by 24/7?

How about breaking the BWTWW loop to create a Do Whatever Makes You Feel Healthy and Happy Week? Those-who-like-to-be-in-charge could make a list of possible healthy activities to choose from. Biking and walking could be included, but let people decide when and where they will do it that week. Ditto for treadmills and pumping iron.

Daily doses of tofu or sprouts could perhaps be an option, but a whole week of forced health food could quickly turn into a crash diet, which is not so healthy. There’s always yoga or reading or S-E-X. Siestas also come to mind. How about extending the lunch hour to, say, all afternoon? Better yet, put a stress-buster on the list that few could resist: Make the lunch hour a week, and pass out fun signs for employees to post, like “Out to Lunch,” “Gone Fishing,” “Do Not Disturb.”

I'll bet, after taking one healthy week, folks will feel so great they’ll ride their bikes or hit the gym the other fifty-one. Hey, it’s worth a try.

RICKY WEEKS OUT FOR THE SEASON

This Stinks.

MRQ Shirt Happens

Fred is right. Grumps.

Not the change Kenosha was hoping for. Kathy.

wished the Village People would play more church festivals. Wigdy.

Googling Yuri Fujikawa. Trog.

A big doodyhead. Trog.

That line blows the lid off the 55 gallon stupidity drum Deibert

nail Big Cereal The Chad.

When I met evil, I felt afraid. Melissa

Maybe it's time to drop racial labels James

The spotted cat. Brad.

Ducks aren't very bright Kate

don’t take any wooden stimulus dollars Madame Zoltar

a hand on the stick Logjam.

Beer run! Steve.

“Reluctantly” my butt. Owen.

The Queen of Bitterness. ALa

apologizalooza Jack.

the dignity of the bikini walk tee bee

Suck on that. Althouse

Hmmm. Is Barret now gonna declare a day of mourning? Rabbit.

Hurricane Keisha Trog.

It is not okay to be a beautiful, smart woman. Dr. Melissa.

I'm experiencing a RealDebateolanche. Steve.

TRQ

Good brats, but kinda small Patrick.

I am so FREAKING good!! CFR

don't blame Twitter, the tool. Blame the tools that use Twitter. Dr.Blogstein

Your picture looks like my dog. Nebachenezer

is it bad to LOL at my own schtick? Sarandipity.

Speaker Feckless. 'Ol Broad.

I'm the same sex this Sunday as I was last Sunday Brightandearly

Dastardly varmints... Jones.

First, they came for our non-diet soda… Lance

Having a strong urge to gut my brother for the amount of gas he left in my car. Kevin

I stumbled down the stairs Amy.

Biden revels location of undisclosed location Wigdy.

Hey LaRussa: Shirt Happens!! Ted.

aw Star Trek... again. Still awesome Keith

Take the gun AND the cannoli. Dan

He charged the battery. The Chad

Women are like phones: Women r like phones.They like 2 b held, talked 2, & touched, but push the wrong button & your ass is disconnected Alaska Artist

Can't believe the party that gave us Biden, Franks & Pelosi ever had the nerve to laugh at Palin. Sceptres.

hanging out with ugly people . . . Jimi.

Jim Webb (D): No Guantanamo Detainee Should Come To The United States

WOO BLOODY HOO!!!!!!!!!!

BRISTOL, CONN. (AP) —Former Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden is replacing Tony Kornheiser on ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast team.

The network said Monday that Gruden will be in the booth with Mike Tirico and Ron Jaworski when the show starts its 40th season this fall.

Kornheiser cited a fear of flying in his decision to leave after three years.

Guess the number game

100%

UPDATE: the Capital Gains Tax being called for by the ridiculous IWF.

Caption This:

If I fly like paper, get high like planes....what could be better than a SmartCar??