Friday, October 31, 2008

Disabled voters coached to support Obama?

If this is true, this is just one more example of a party and candidate that will do anything, cross any line, twist any law (or just ignore it) to get the presidency. If acquired in this way, how can anyone expect it to be viewed as legitimate?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Peeling Scotch Tape Emits X-Rays

The article notes that this could result in the creation of a human powered X-Ray machine. A hand-crack that unrolls Scotch Tape in a vacuum. Very interesting. You would need to send it back to be reloaded with tape and re-vacuumed. You may could get extra life out of the device by reversing the direction of the tape in the machine, first the tape all goes one way, then back.

Could be a big boon to third-world doctors and field medics.

Friday, October 24, 2008


Give this poll a look and see of you can see what might be wrong with it, I'll wait...

Did you see the "problem"? Did you look at the poll results?
In case it changes, here is a capture of the poll and the results at that time.

No Fox News.

Cable news ratings for Wednesday, October 22, 2008 were:

Total Viewers:
Fox News: 3,472,000
MSNBC: 1,971,000
CNN: 1,802,000

But they don't rate for this poll. Wonder why?

Friday, October 17, 2008

The press and the plumber

Via instapundit: They've done more investigations into Joe the Plumber in 24 hours than they've done on Barack Obama in two years . . . .

Ain't that the truth!

Monday, October 13, 2008

7-YR. old gets an ACORN vote

ACORN volunteers have been found to register dead people and even put members of the Dallas Cowboys on Nevada lists.

The community organizing group has a long history of flooding low- and middle-income neighborhoods in election years with temporary workers instructed to register 20 to 25 voters per day - or risk getting fired.

But we don't need no stinking voter ID laws! Not around here...

Friday, October 3, 2008

The Plan

Giveaway Bailout Plan passes

House Minority Leader Boehner:

The passage of this flawed but necessary bill is not cause for celebration.

The financial crisis is not a failure of the free-market system. It is a failure of a broken Washington, and a government culture that allowed executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and other firms to run amok, ultimately imperiling our nation’s economy. For years Republicans warned of this danger and advocated reform of these government-sponsored enterprises. And for years such reforms were thwarted by legislators with deep political ties to the worst offenders, putting the companies’ interests ahead of the interests of our country.

House Republicans stood on principle throughout this process. We secured numerous reforms on behalf of American taxpayers, such as raising the FDIC insurance cap, the SEC’s change to mark-to-market rules for certain assets that have worsened the credit crisis, and an insurance program that forces Wall Street to bear a financial burden in the rescue package. Republicans also were successful in stripping from the original Paulson-Democrat bailout plan of its special-interest earmarks for trial lawyers, labor bosses, and thinly-veiled political organizations like ACORN. This significantly improved legislation is much stronger than the initial Paulson plan and protects the interests of families, seniors, small businesses, and all taxpayers.

Ain't that the truth! Others have referred to this bill as a "crap sandwich" which is putting it mildly. What started out as a 3 page bill last week is well over 450 pages now. Politicians caused this mess and made money off of it, told us how important and necessary it was for us all to come together to fix it and then lined their pockets even more. What pigs. They all should be ashamed but as politicians, you know they will not be.

Biden can TIME TRAVEL!

Between the chosen one's just plain Super Coolness and Joe Biden's ability to travel through time, Republicans might as well just give it up now. What? You don't know Joe was a time-traveler? It is true! Biden said (during the VP debate last night): Look, all you have to do is go down Union Street with me in Wilmington or go to Katie’s Restaurant or walk into Home Depot with me where I spend a lot of time and you ask anybody in there whether or not the economic and foreign policy of this administration has made them better off in the last eight years.

Curtis Sliwa of WABC called around Wilmington trying to find Katie’s Restaurant. Imagine his surprise when he discovered that it is not only no longer in business but went out of business during the Clinton Administration, 15 or so years AGO!

That must mean that Joe time-travels back there! Also, I would really, really be surprised to walk into a Home Depot and see Joe there. I would bet that the last time he was in a Home Depot was about the same time he had lunch at Katie's.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

More Obama and ACORN

The left subsists on contrived conspiracy theories; improbable events that must be connected in order to justify their positions or explain how there just must be a vast right wing conspiracy pulling all of the strings.

It is interesting when viewed in that light, how many actual entanglements there are on the left. Case in point being the links between Obama, the group ACORN and the current financial crisis. Watch the video, the truth is out there...

Update: it is nice to see that finally, this is starting to get noticed by others though I would not go so far as to expect an actual news person to ask Obama for an explanation.

The truth about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

It is about time that McCain tries to get the truth out on this. The Democrats are getting a major pass by the media and until this ad, the McCain team was letting them walk as well. I think that Nancy Pelosi blew it big time with her partisan attack on Republicans while trying to pass the 700 billion dollar bail-out, in essence blaming them and GWB for the current financial mess when in point of fact, it was Democrats that both started this mess and purposely stopped attempts to head it off.

I would rather not see any "rescue plan" pass and let the system correct its self. More government intervention will just make things worse especially intervention done quickly, without proper thought to the results. I don't think the president or McCain have done themselves any favors pushing for a speedy fix.

I would rather congress do nothing but if they really want to try and fix this, how about giving everyone that owned a home at the beginning of 2008 $10K instead of the banks $700 billion? It would be a whole lot cheaper and would put the money in the hands of the people that can do the most good with it. People would do one of three things with the money, all good. 1) some would pay bills (including mortgage payments) with the money. 2) some will save the money. 3) some will spend it on stuff. Regardless of which or in what combination, these actions will put more money in banks and into the economy. Let the bad loans fail though some will be salvaged by the $10K. In the hands of consumers, the money will go a lot farther and be a lot cheaper than a $700 billion gift to the big lending houses.

Obama's money

Here is a very interesting piece on Power Line the summarizes some issues that the Obama campaign has with the FEC and public donations. Apparently a few people are donating well above the legal limit and are doing so under clearly fake names. The Obama campaign has returned some of the monies but not all.

In addition they have collected a lot of money from overseas by was appear to be a lot of non-citizens.

Even Sen. Hillary Clinton did better than that. Is this a taste of some of that "change we can believe in"...