Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Change I can't believe in

In order for people to want change, they must be dis-satisfied with their current situation, right? so, just what dire circumstances do Americans find theirselves in by the worlds standards that change is so important to them? let's see, is it housing? Americans live in the largest, best equipped homes in the world. is it poverty? no, America is the most affluent country in the world. is it tyranny? no, America is home to the most personal freedom in the world. is it lack of medical care? no, America has the best medical care in the world. is it education? no, Americans have access to the best education in the world.

so, If Americans live in the best homes, have kids in college, have a fine hospital on the nearest street corner, have money for not just cars, but unlike even Europeans, probably have TWO cars in the driveway, a boat, motorcycle, and a few other toys in the garage. just what are Americans SO unhappy about? is it that they can't afford a nintendo wii AND a microsoft x-box? could it be maybe that their i-pod nano does not have enough memory to hold ALL the songs they want? what is it that has Americans so disrought they want CHANGE!?!

Could it be, that Americans, those that were born of the can-do generation that won world war 2, are a bunch of whiny-assed, pansy, sniveling, crying, spoiled ass little brats? I think that is perhaps a possibility.

Our founding fathers wanted change, and we can thank them and God for it. but one must consider, Cubans wanted change, and they got Castro, China wanted change, and they got Mao, Russia wanted change, and they got Lenin, Cambodia wanted change, and they got pol pot.

Ideas, philosophy, facts, and intent makes one hell of a difference, Americans better consider this before they get all cought up in unreasoning emotionalism.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Iraq bound troops penalized for breaking apartment lease

From Texas Fred,

Please go to Fred's site to get an address to send some hate mail to those most deserving.


Iraq-bound guards penalized for breaking apartment lease

July 26th, 2008 (1 hour ago) . by TexasFred

MCKINNEY - A North Texas couple is getting ready for their second deployment overseas.

They’re leaving to serve their country but instead they’ve been served with fees from their landlord.

“It’s a job, we have to do it,” said Chris Horvath.

But they’re leaving with added stress, since they’ve been in a fight with their apartment complex - McKinney’s El Lago development.

The couple, both of whom are sergeants in the Texas National Guard, are soon headed to Iraq.

Full Story Here:
Iraq-bound guards penalized for breaking apartment lease


Monday, July 21, 2008

Energy in the USA

I just got this from my representative. and I've got to say, I like his position! It's a rare thing for me these days to agree with a politician, and I'm happy to see there are a few smart people in the house who have their constituents best interests at heart.

Energy

Congressman Boozman is committed to helping provide relief at the pump. It's the number one concern he's heard from you and he wants you to know where he stands on this issue. If you would like to get updates on energy issues please click here to sign up.

Boozman Bulletin: Energy

Luckily we’re not paying the national average of $4.06 when we're filling up in Arkansas, but as the average price for a gallon of regular gas nears $4 in the Natural State, it’s taking a toll on our budgets and we’re forced to stretch our dollar more than ever.

Budgets all across the state are feeling the same strains. The Benton County Sheriff’s Department changed its patrol routes in an effort to reduce fuel costs, Fort Smith’s Parks Department implemented plans to make sure its crews are more efficient with the vehicles and the State Highway Department blamed the increase in gasoline prices for having to increase its budget. That doesn’t even skim the surface of the stories you’ve told me.

The reality of rising gas prices is a costly reminder of how dependent the U.S. is on foreign oil. To alleviate the pain we’re feeling at the pump Congress needs to encourage more production of U.S. resources. This is the only developed country in the world that refuses to use its natural resources. Opening up Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), building refineries and more nuclear power plants as well as opening offshore drilling are all things Congress seriously needs to consider to help increase our domestic energy supply.

President Bush recently lifted an executive ban on offshore drilling. This is a great step and one that a clear majority of Americans are supporting. A recent Reuters/Zogby Poll found that 60% of Americans surveyed say they favor efforts to increase domestic drilling and refinery construction. This is a realistic approach that isn’t being taken advantage of. Minerals Management Service (MMS), an office of the U.S. Department of the Interior estimates only 3% of this country’s 1.76 billion acres Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) is leased for oil and gas exploration and development and more than 86 billion barrels of oil exists in undiscovered fields. At a time when we’re strapped for oil and gas, this is an area we must tap into.

There is no time like today to pass legislation to fully utilize the resources of this country. I’m a proponent of increasing the supply of domestic energy and have continually cosponsored and voted on legislation that aims to make us more energy independent. It’s in our best interest to bring legislation to the House Floor to give us what we need most, a break from high fuel prices.

Members of the House of Representatives have been challenged to sign a pledge that states "I will vote to increase U.S. oil production to lower gas prices for Americans,” and I gladly signed on. In encourage my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support this issue. The hardships the high cost of fuel is causing isn’t a partisan issue, it’s a matter of wellbeing and I’m ready and willing to take immediate action.

Click here to read more of Congressman Boozman’s opinion on energy.





Boozman’s Plan to Help Lower Gas Prices Savings

Bring onshore oil online (ANWR, Shale) $.70 - $1.60

Bring deepwater oil online (OCS) $.90 - $2.50

Bring news refineries online (none since 1976) $.15 - $0.45

Halt oil shipments to SPR $0.05

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Savings (at least) $1.80


FACT

In 2007, the United States consumed over 142 billion gallons of gasoline.

Source: Energy Information Administration

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Congressional plan to combat high fuel prices

I'm not suprised Pelosi and co. are proposing this, just suprised they are doing so in an election year. but, then, they figure Obamessiah is a slam dunk shoe in. considering McCains tireless effort to lose, they are proably right.

secondly, do you need quality sleepwear that shows support for Obamessiah? well, in consideration of my readers I have found a source for just that, enjoy!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Satire, funny, huh?

A German's view of Islam

A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism."Very few people were true Nazis," he said, "but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories."We are told again and again by "experts" and "talking heads" that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace.Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectra of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.The hard quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the "silent majority," is cowed and extraneous.

Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.

The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet. And, who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery.Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were "peace loving"?

History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: - Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.
Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.

As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts; the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

Here, and here are a couple of posts from today. You wonder what Islam's intentions are? I don't.
Here's another good post on "moderate" Islam


Monday, July 14, 2008

I'm on the wrong side of the law














My Son-in-law sent me this little eye opening bit of information.


Don't forget to read comparison chart after the pics...
CAN YOU GUESS WHAT THIS IS?



New Cook County Correctional Center, Chicago , Illinois

( I guess if I ever break the law, I'd better do it in Illinois!
Homeless people should have it so good!)
Once again the taxpayer gets stung.

It also shows that in most cases the quality of life for prisoners has improved considerably from what you might expect.

And I always thought prison was for punishment.!!!!!
Just in case you ever get these two environments mixed up, this comparison chart should make things a little bit clearer:

@ PRISON

You spend most of your time in a 10X10 cell

@ WORK

You spend most of your
time in a 6X6 cubicle

@ PRISON

You get three fully paid for meals a day

@ WORK

You get a break for one meal
, and you have to pay for it

@ PRISON

For good behavior, you get time off

@ WORK

For good behavior,
you get more work

@ PRISON

The guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you

@ WORK

You must carry a security card
and open all the doors yourself

@ PRISON


You can watch TV and play games

@ WORK


You could get fired for watching
TV and playing games

@ PRISON

You get your own toilet

@ WORK

You have to share the toilet with
People who pee on the seat

@ PRISON

They allow your family and friends to visit

@ WORK

You aren't even supposed
To speak
to your family

@ PRISON

All expenses are paid by the taxpayers with no work required on your part

@ WORK

You must pay all your expenses to go
To work, and they deduct taxes from
Your salary to pay for prisoners

@ PRISON

You spend most of your life inside bars wanting to get out

@ WORK

You spend most of your time wanting
To get out and go inside bars


Looks like a hell of a place to live, eh?

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Training for Congress

Just trying to help those of you who might want to learn a new trade.



An Indian walks into a cafe with a shotgun
in one hand pulling a male buffalo with the other.
He says to the waiter:





'Want coffee.'




The waiter says, 'Sure, Chief. Coming right up.'



He gets the Indian a tall mug of coffee.
The Indian drinks the coffee down in one gulp,
turns and blasts the buffalo with the shotgun,
causing parts of the animal to splatter everywhere
and then just walks out.




The next morning the Indian returns.
He has his shotgun in one hand, pulling
another male buffalo with the other.
He walks up to the counter and says to
the waiter





'Want coffee.'




The waiter says 'Whoa, Tonto!


We're still cleaning up your mess from yesterday.


What was all that about, anyway?'




The Indian smiles and proudly says ..

! ;

'Training for position in United States Congress:
Come in, drink coffee, shoot the bull,
leave mess for others to clean up,
disappear for rest of day.




Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Rodent abatement advice

In my humble opinion, these are a better choice than these in ridding your home of rodents, most people want to get rid of mice because of the damage mice can to to your home, if your solution to the problem damages yourself, your family, and your home worse than the rodents themselves, perhaps you should form a better plan of attack.

If you have, say, a wild boar infestation in your living room, okay, I can see using a .44mag. or a wild bear infestation in the kitchen, yeah, sure. But mice? c'mon now.....

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy Independence day



stolen from Bloviating zeppelin

Lord who grants salvation to kings and dominion to rulers, Whose kingdom is a kingdom spanning all eternities; Who places a road in the sea and a path in the mighty waters - may you bless the President, the Vice President, and all the constituted officers of government of this land. May they execute their responsibilities with intelligence, honor and compassion. And may these United States continue to be the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Independence day prayer stolen from Yid with lid


Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Hope and Change

I think I found the demographic that Obamessiah's message appeals to.

Despite the anxieties of these times, happiness has been on the rise around the world in recent years, a new survey finds.

The United States ranks 16th.

Previous research has found that happiness is partly inherited and that money doesn't buy much of it.


and here's the juicy part:

A survey released last week found one reason America doesn't top the list: Baby Boomers are generally miserable compared to other generations. Further, a public opinion poll released by the Pew Research Center in April found that 81 percent of Americans say they believe the country is on the "wrong track." The response is the most negative in the 25 years pollsters have asked the question.

Yup, the boomers, the generation that had everything handed to them, who've lived in the most prosperous times of the most prosperous country. America's whiny-assed generation. go figure.

source