Tuesday, September 29, 2009

This Is A Test

Even if you aren't a sports fan this is very interesting.

36 have been accused of spousal abuse

7 have been arrested for fraud

19 have been accused of writing bad checks

117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses

3 have done time for assault

71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit

14 have been arrested on drug-related charges

8 have been arrested for shoplifting

21 currently are defendants in lawsuits and 84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year

Can you guess which organization this is?

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Neither, it's the 535 members of the United States Congress

The same group of dishonest, self-serving legislators that produce hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.

Next year November 2nd, 2010, we need to replace almost every one of them!!!

Maybe It's Because She's Got Nothing to Say

Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate, has finished her memoir just four months after the book deal was announced, and the release date has been moved up from the spring to Nov. 17, her publisher said.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cash For Clunkers

A vehicle at 15 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 800 gallons a year of gasoline. A vehicle at 25 mpg and 12,000 miles per year uses 480 gallons a year. So, the average clunker transaction will reduce U.S. gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year.

They claim 700,000 vehicles – so that's 224 million gallons per year. That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil.

5 million barrels of oil is about ¼ of one day's U.S.consumption.
5 million barrels of oil costs about $375 million dollars at $75/bbl.
So, we taxpayers contributed $3 billion to save $375 million.

How good a deal was that? They'll probably do a great job with health care though.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Another Unverified e-mail


Newt Gingrich, a Republican, served in the House from Georgia from 1978 and as House Minority Whip in 1989. He was Speaker of the House from 1995 to 1999. During that time he never made use of military air craft.

Nancy Pelosi, Democrat from California, current Speaker of the House. The Pentagon provided the House speaker with an Air Force plane large enough to accommodate her staff, family, supporters, and members of the California delegation when she travels around the country. But, Pelosi wanted routine access to a larger plane. It includes 42 business class seats, a fully-enclosed state room, an entertainment center, a private bed, state-of-the-art communications system, and a crew of 16. Pelosi wanted "carte blanche for an aircraft any time," including weekend trips home to San Francisco . Pretty nice but very expensive perk! Her Air Force C-32 costs approximately $15,000 an hour or approximately $300,000 per trip home.


Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's home district includes San Francisco . Star-Kist Tuna's headquarters are in San Francisco, Pelosi's home district. Star-Kist is owned by Del Monte Foods and is a major contributor to Pelosi. Star-Kist is the major employer in American Samoa employing 75% of the Samoan workforce.

Paul Pelosi, Nancy's husband, owns $17 million dollars of Star-Kist stock. In January, 2007 when the minimum wage was increased from $5.15 to $7.25, Pelosi had American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del Monte would not have to pay the higher wage. This would make Del Monte products less expensive than their competition's.

Last week when the huge bailout bill was passed, Pelosi added an earmark to the final bill adding $33 million dollars for an 'economic development credit in American Samoa .'

Pelosi has called the Bush Administration "CORRUPT" !!

How do you spell "HYPOCRISY"??

Sunday, September 13, 2009

All this fuss over 45 uninsured Americans?

His spokesman described the public option as just one way to achieve Obama's goal of providing coverage to the estimated 45 uninsured Americans without insurance.

"Uninsured Americans without insurance." Redundant much?

This is from the same article as my previous entry about the typo. Gosh, how many more errors could be found if read carefully and not just skimmed? This time I'm adding the link. Enjoy.

Why spellcheck will never replace proofreaders

Congressional Democrats took care to say the idea, backed by liberals and targeted by conservatives, is not a deal breaker in a debate that has consumed Washington for the summer and shows now sign of abating.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Google Sucks

As everyone knows, today is the 8th year anniversary of the terrible 9/11 attacks. Many people, companies and organizations are doing things to remember the day. A lot of people are asking why there is no logo from Google for today. The quick answer is that Google does not do Google Doodles (aka logos) for sad days like this, they typically only do these types of logos for happier occasions.

Oh boo hoo. Google only wants to acknowledge happy days. They justify this by pointing out, "Look! We've partnered with others on Make History." Yeah, I'm sure the majority of people know to look for that web site. Would it kill Google to at least link to Make History when you click on the Google logo? But no, you have to do a fairly in-depth search to locate this piss-poor excuse and rationalization.

I am going to remove Google as my home page and look for another search engine. Too bad, we've had a long history together but this is inexcusable in my book.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Why American Health Care is Better Than Any Other Nationalized Health Care Program

Be sure to expand for the full article and ten reasons (I'm sure there are more) why our current health care excels.

The Beatles

The Beatles "Taxman" - John Stossel's Take

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What can happen when a government overtaxes. This is why America was created, people.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

An Interesting Article

I don't know why, but as I was reading my various Internet sites/news this morning the question popped into my head, "What do liberal American Jews think about Israel?" So I Googled the question. You can link to what I found by clicking on the title of this post.

Very thought provoking (for me) on various levels. I loved this:

Let me explain to liberals again for the milli-vanillionth time what conservatives have always grasped. Having a meeting is a means to an end. It is not the end itself. No matter how vigorous the handshake, no matter how tasty the sandwiches, no matter how comfortable the chairs, a meeting is a beginning, not an ending. Meetings prove nothing. What matters is actual tangible achievements coming out of meetings.

As a former government employee I could not agree more. I cannot count the number of wasted hours and hours of f-ing committees, etc., that I had to sit through that never arrived at a solution. The members got to add it to their resumes, however, to prove what good public minded citizens they were even though what they did accomplished absolutely nothing and generally cost the sponsoring governmental agency funds to pay the salaries of (forced) employees participation, feeding these people, etc.

It's kind of a long article but I highly recommend it. There were only three comments so I'm not sure if he is read by a lot of people. I'm going to read some other stuff on this guy's site and may add it to my favorites.