Wednesday, February 11, 2009

More PETA nuttiness

As one of the poster's said, PETA must be punking us all because there is no way a sane organization would put out this kind of garbage. First "sea kittens" and now the KKK-AKC. That is right, the brain surgeons at PETA are comparing an organization that works for the betterment of dogs to an organization that lynched black people. At least the AKC never killed a bunch of animals and threw them into dumpsters. What a bunch of loons. Really, these people need to be restricted to safety scissors.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What an A$$

S0 Schumer thinks “those little tiny, yes, porky amendments”: “The American people really don’t care.”

Actually they are not "tiny" and yes, we DO care. You just are not listening and why should you? The American people keep sending a$$es like you back to Washington and it is not your money that you are spending. Jerk.

Oh, and here is a partial list of some of those "tiny porky amendments" that we don't care about:

$2 billion earmark for FutureGen near zero emissions powerplant in Mattoon, IL
$39 billion slush fund for “state fiscal stabilization” bailout
$5.5 billion for making federal buildings “green” (including $448 million for DHS HQ)
$200 million for workplace safety in USDA facilities
$275 million for flood prevention
$65 million for watershed rehabilitation
$200 million for public computer centers at community colleges and libraries
$650 million for the DTV transition coupon program
$307 million for constructing NIST office buildings
$1 billion for administrative costs and construction of NOAA office buildings
$100 million for constructing U.S. Marshalls office buildings
$300 million for constructing FBI office buildings
$800 million for constructing Federal Prison System buildings and facilities
$10 million to fight Mexican gunrunners
$1.3 billion for NASA (including $450 million for “science” at NASA)
$100 million to clean up sites used in early U.S. atomic energy program
$10 million for urban canals
$2 billion for manufacturing advanced batteries for hybrid cars
$1.5 billion for carbon capture projects under sec. 703 of P.L. 110-140 (though section only authorizes $1 billion for five years)
$300 million for hybrid and electric cars for federal employees
$198 million to design and furnish the DHS headquarters
$255 million for “priority procurements” at Coast Guard (polar ice breaker)
$500 million for State and local fire stations
$180 million for construction of Bureau of Land Management facilities
$500 million for wildland fire management
$110 million for construction for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
$522 million for construction for the Bureau of Indian Affairs
$650 million for abandoned mine sites
$75 million for the Smithsonian Institution
$1.2 billion for summer jobs for youth
$412 million for CDC headquarters
$500 million earmark for NIH facilities in Bethesda, MD
$160 million for “volunteers” at the Corp. for National and Community Service
$750 earmark for the National Computer Center in MD
$224 million for International Boundary and Water Commission – U.S. and Mexico
$850 million for Amtrak
$100 million for lead paint hazard reduction

When stings go wrong!

What happens when you stage a racial sting and no one throws a lynching? A group of liberal, northern white collage folks go to Alabama to document the prejudice of southern, country whites (who just everyone knows is a hotbed of white race supremacy) against Muslims and fail to get the confrontations that they hoped for.

Racism does still live but mostly in the minds of coastal liberals.

As a native Alabaman comments in the Headlines thread that he’d "feel safer in Birmingham in a turban than in San Francisco in a Bush/Cheney t-shirt". Why don't these documentarists try that and see what happens?

Monday, February 9, 2009

Oink, Oink!

Like pigs at a trough, they just can't get enough!

In discussing the "compromise" Senate "stimulus" bill, which cuts about $100 billion in government spending as compared to the House bill, McCaskill justified the cuts by stating that the spending cuts could be added back later in an "omnibus" spending authorization.


Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, told reporters he and others hoped that some of the funds on the chopping block would be restored next week when negotiations open on a House-Senate compromise.

On top of this [that they are just going to spend the money anyway] we have Senator Claire McCaskill (D) saying:

I think there was some spending in the bill that was makeup for a starvation diet under the Bush Administration, some important priorities of our party, frankly of the American people. And, the question is does it belong in the stimulus bill or does it belong in the appropriations bill. I think some of the money that we cut in the compromise to get the votes that we have was in fact spending that more appropriately should go in an appropriations bill.

So, life under Bush was a "starvation diet". The president that spent money like a drunken sailor? What fantasy world does McCaskill live in? Spending under Bush went up across the board and for a Senator to say otherwise is either the height of stupidity or a blatant lie. Being that this is a Senator, either and both are possible.

You are too stupid to properly spend your own money

or so says John Kerry:

I've supported many tax cuts over the years, and there are tax cuts in this proposal. But a tax cut is non-targeted.

If you put a tax cut into the hands of a business or family, there's no guarantee that they're going to invest that or invest it in America.

They're free to go invest anywhere that they want if they choose to invest.

According to John Kerry, you are not smart enough to spend your money on the 'right' things. The things only a liberal politician is smart enough to spend YOUR money on. Get it?

War crimes are in the eye of the beholder...

“The kids in first grade in Sderot were born when rockets were being fired at Sderot. They have lived their entire lives having to think that when they leave the house, when they’re walking down the street, when they’re playing ball, that they have fifteen seconds to hide from an incoming rocket. And it’s not only the kids, it’s the parents. I have a friend who won’t drive with two kids in the car. If the alert goes off he doesn’t want to have to ask himself which of his kids he is going to save.” If the Israelis were doing this to Palestinians, it would be a war crime . . . .

And that is a big part of the problem. Too many people see everything that the Israelis do as a crime and everything that the Palestinians do as self-defence whereas reality is pretty much the exact opposite and no amount of proof to that effect will change their minds. Unfortunately until that happens or the Israelis are eradicated, there will not be peace in that region. The Palestinians are too brutal and the Israelis too civilized for this to end any other way.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Spending Our Way to Prosperity

Last week, the Cato Institute ran a full-page newspaper ad signed by more than 200 economists, including Nobel laureates stating:

"We the undersigned do not believe that more government spending is a way to improve economic performance. More government spending by Hoover and Roosevelt did not pull the United States economy out of the Great Depression in the 1930s. More government spending did not solve Japan's 'lost decade' in the 1990s ... Lower tax rates and a reduction in the burden of government are the best ways of using fiscal policy to boost growth."

Let's hear no more about "everyone" agreeing that politicians can spend the economy into recovery.

The problem is that talk like this gets in the way of the spending orgy that Obama and the Democrats have planned.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

"Losing Control" all right!

Yes, there are still some very legitimate issues with a bill that's supposed to be "temporary" and "targeted"—among them, large increases in permanent entitlement spending, and a paucity of tax cuts that will prompt immediate spending. Even so, Obama has allowed Congress to grow embroiled in nitpicking over efficiency when the central debate should be about whether the package is big enough. When you are dealing with a stimulus of this size, there are going to be wasteful expenditures and boondoggles. There's no way anyone can spend $800 to $900 billion quickly without waste and boondoggles.

That is exactly the point when politicians are involved and that is also one of the reasons this should not be done quickly! If they can not act like adults in an emergency (Obama keeps saying that this is one) than in this case it is more prudent to do nothing than do way too much of the wrong thing. The country has been in recessions before (anyone shouting that this is the worst since the Great Depression does not remember the early 80s so well) and if left alone will work its self out of this one. What it does not need is a bunch of politicians using this as an excuse to turn this "crises" into a feeding frenzy, which is exactly what they are doing that will result in an excess of wasteful spending that the country will be paying for for years to come.

Hamas developed Kassam rockets continue to fall on Israel

The link will take you to the Sderot, Israel site that had information about the Kassam rockets that Hamas has fired into Israel since January of 2001. These rocket attacks have occurred despite the existence of any of the "cease fires" that are so widely reported in the press. Don't overlook the "Kassam Counter" that tallies the number of rockets that have been fired and consider what you would do if your town or city were subject to this type of assault on an ongoing basis.

What is Dodd hiding?

The long wait suggests that Dodd has something to hide. The incomplete “disclosure” and the refinancing, meanwhile, look more like an attempt to bury evidence than a sudden commitment to clean government.

Ain't that the truth! Oh, and don't forget, if Dodd had an (R) after his name instead of a (D), there would already have been at least one ethics probe and he would have been pressured to step down from any committees he was involved in but since he has a (D), well then, it was just an oversight on his part and he meant well. Congress and the press are doing their best to give him a pass.

And another thing, when is Kerry going to release his records? We are still waiting on those too! What is it with Democrats and promises to release records?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Stimulus Package, we don't need no stinking Stimulus Package!

Most Americans believe that a dollar of tax cuts is better for the economy than a dollar of government spending.

I would not have thought this possible! Based on the general intelligence of those the MSM choose to interview, I would have thought the answer would have been pretty much the opposite of this.

Even as long as 2 weeks ago, less than half of those polled supported the Stimulus Package, only 45%.

Hopefully it will take so long to get this package going that it will not be needed, not that that would stop it from being passed. As a group, politicians never met a spending plan they did not like.

John Stossel on Reason TV

Good interview and as always, good ideas. Even when you disagree with John, you have to appreciate that he came to his position through reason as opposed to feelings. Always interesting.

The fat lady ain't sung yet

It appears that despite the best efforts of Al Franken and the Democrats, the Minnesota election is not yet over. It appears that Senator Coleman still has a good chance to honestly win this election and I hope that this election is resolved "honestly" in his favor. What has happened in Minnesota in regards to this election and the Democrats makes Chicago politics look clean. There should be a federal investigation but I doubt that will happen though that could change if Franken does lose in which case Coleman will probably wind up being the one investigated instead of the Democrats.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Reefer Madness

He makes a good point and he makes it in a far simpler way than the government makes their case for their over-the-top drug laws.

My personal view is that whatever consenting adults do in the privacy of their own homes should be entirely up to them and not subject to any outside scrutiny. If they want to dress up as 2 year olds and crawl around on the floor, who cares? If they want to do LSD, who cares? Now, if they are stupid enough to do LSD and then get into a car and cause an accident, they should be held completely responsible but if they stay in their homes, who cares?