Monday, August 31, 2009

Tom Ridge: Schizophrenic

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I was politically pressured to elevate the threat level. No, I wasn't.

How was this thought process birthed, there Tommy?
'I'm gonna make an outrageous claim, sure to ignite a fire in the press. That'll get me another 100,000 book sales! And no one within the former Bush administration will ever know, because they're too dumb to read, heh. I'm a genius!'
So, how many former Bush Administration flunkies are we going to have to be subjected to plugging their books?

And people accused Bush of being retarded... Seriously, this brings latest count to at least four former administration officials, who are indeed.

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Jeremy Clarkson: Obamacare Opponent?

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Okay, maybe that title is a little misleading, but one thing's for sure: he hate's Canadian health care! Jeremy writes about a couple of experiences he's had with both American health care and Canadian health care. He sums up his piece by saying this:
"But I can say this. If private treatment had been allowed, my friend would have paid for it. He would have received better service and in doing so, allowed Dr Useless to get to the woman with no face or ecstasy boy more quickly. Though I suspect he would have used our absence to spend more time sitting down.

The other thing I can say is that Britain’s National Health Service is a monster that we can barely afford. But in all the times I’ve ever used the big, flawed giant, no one has ever pretended to be French, no one has spent more time swiping my credit card than ordering painkillers and there are many chairs."

It sure appears to me that Jeremy is a fan of certain aspects of private health care. Unfortunately, as Paul has pointed out, the goal of Obamacare is to remove private insurers.

As a side note, if you don't know who Jeremy Clarkson is, he's only the single greatest TV car show host on the single greatest car show in history!

Filthy Accent Warning...

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Wacko Net Daily?

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Borrowed from Zazzle

I am interested to get feedback on this one, so make sure you comment below.

There are groups (some new) who are calling for the boycott of World Net Daily and their advertisers. The justification is that they embrace crazy conspiracy theories which make moon landing deniers look like MENSA's! WND has been the lead 'organization' calling for the production of the Obama 'long form' birth certificate. They have also accused Obama of being the Anti-Christ, accusing the Administration of setting up political dissenters internment camps, and generally has a poor record for getting facts straight. However, they seem to provide some decent content and shed light on issues that otherwise go unnoticed.

So how about it? World Net Daily: Reliable News Source? Or, World Net Daily: The New and Improved John Birch Society?

Exit Question: What about Chuck?

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Major Course Correction Needed

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Scrap that, continue on Democrats! Is anybody really shocked by this? Yeah, maybe if you'd been on a family vacation at the hottest resort on Mars for a year, you'd be surprised, but otherwise no big shock here.

This got me to thinking. Is this expected gain for the Republicrats a result of people becoming wise to the error of liberal ways, or is it merely disdain for the party in power? Nearly each of the last 6 Presidents has seen their approval numbers dip below the 50% mark, so being an unpopular CIC, is not unprecedented. However, to fall so far so fast?

I would argue that a large amount of the backlash within this country stems from the President's misreading of the election results last November. They read it as a landslide victory and a mandate for Obama's agenda to be carried out. However, there was no significant increase in voter turnout versus the last few Presidential election cycles. As a matter of fact, the increased voter margin that Obama experienced is roughly equal to the amount of additional voters this cycle, approximately 4 million voters. Considering the number of Republicans that sat out this election cycle (2.08 million), had Obama actually earned himself a landslide and a mandate, the margin of victory should have been significantly higher than it was. Just to chase this rabbit a little further, the man Barack Obama owes his election to most significantly is George W. Bush. Had public sentiment not weighed so heavily against Bush during the last 2 years of his term, this election would have been significantly closer and likely would have resulted in a McCain victory. *Shudder

All of this to say, Obama has misread his so called mandate and in his effort to push through sweeping reforms has caused outrage amongst the electorate and citizenry. I predict that during the next two national election cycles (2010 & 2012) the United States will see a dramatic increase in the number of registered voters, and size of election day turnout. Just as Barack Obama owes his Presidential victory to George W. Bush, gains made by the Republicans in 2010 and 2012 are owed significantly to Barack Obama.

At the end of the day, however, I believe that there is a general disdain for whomever holds the highest office and by proxy whichever party the President belongs to.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Clearing the Air

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Who farted?! No seriously, who did it? It's probably Rangel from that earlier post... Anyway, Ezra Klein writes a piece (of trash) in the Washington Post, taking to task Charles Krauthammer regarding his piece on rationing of health care. Did you follow that? If you didn't I blame it on the stench wafting around in here, seriously... Someone is rotting from the inside out. Bleh!

Anyhow, Ronald Bailey helps clear the air, by addressing both Charles Krauthammer and Ezra Klein, explaining that (big shocker here) Krauthammer's outcome is plausable, and Ezra Klein is a liberal who doesn't understand the definition of 'rationing.'

Yeah, yeah, yeah that's all well and good, but the best part of Ronald Bailey's piece comes at the end. Actually, after the end... in the comment section. Just take a look:
Warty | August 28, 2009, 3:12pm | #
That's way too many words to waste debunking that whiny little half-man. Ezra Klein is a self-refuting argument."

R C Dean | August 28, 2009, 3:15pm | #
Really, Ezra Klein is like the fat kid at the dodgeball game; its just too easy.

The abuse of the term "rationing" is classic lefty Newspeak: take a perfectly good word with a reasonably clear meaning, and beat it until it says what you want.

Aresen | August 28, 2009, 4:04pm | #
That last one's my favorite. It's obviously from a liberal trying to defend Ezra.

Check the piece out... What do you mean, 'which one?' Any of them, all of them, I don't care, but I wish you'd start rationing your gas emissions.

*Yawn* More Democratic Corruption

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Honest Mistake!

Wait, another corrupt Democratic politician? Shocker! Seriously, this cr*p is so prolific, that I'd have to quit my job and sit by the computer all day long everyday to report on each instance. I think Paul is right:
"If anyone really wanted to clean up all the crime in the world, they would simply arrest ALL Democrats..."
Charlie Rangel is a big, fat, idiotic, imbecilic fool, who obviously cannot think for himself and needs a state appointed care-taker.

Liberal Lion LOLs at Liquor-fueled Lake Lambasting of Lincoln Leading to Loss of Left-Hand-Woman

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While we're on the subject of the Kennedy's...

Teddy: 'I love that joke!' Crowd: 'Tell us another one!

You know what's hilarious? Chappaquiddick! Teddy, LOL'ed about it all the time! I mean, why not? It's got all the makings of a great joke:
  • A horny drunk guy
  • A young woman with her entire life ahead of her
  • A dark drive home
  • A rickety bridge
Wait, on second thought, this sounds more like a 'Friday the 13th' movie setup, not a joke... I guess the punch line comes at the end where Teddy staggers away, and Mary Jo Kopechne dies of asphyxiation. No, that doesn't sound right either... Damn!

Did You Know?

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Apparently 'the right wing' assassinated John and Bobby Kennedy! I was stunned, too! There is no doubt that it's true, though, because it's coming from a true historian and a man who views things dispassionately, applying reason and thoughtfulness to his every word, talker Mike Malloy. Malloy's audience size, apparently is a number so small that no one has figured out how to represent it with the keys available on a standard US Keyboard. I searched for a solid 1.375 minutes trying to discover the number of morons who tune this cr*p in every day, but was thwarted by teh google itself with a search result which read:
"Your search - Mike Malloy - did not match any documents.


* Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
* LOL, you said Mike Malloy!
* Try searching for someone with a real radio career.
* You obviously are in need of clinical help"
Ask me about the companies that have syndicated his radio program. Hmm, coincidence?

Well, it's good to know that in these times where American politics are as polarizing as ever, the other side gets its news and marching orders from someone so 'even-keeled.'

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The End of the Republic

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Twenty years ago, with his words and actions, Reagan declared it to be morning in America. Within two short decades, by his actions, Barack Obama means to see the sun set on our Republic. Had he written the script himself, this man could not have chosen a more imbicilically willing Legislative branch, which enthusiastically skips along with his plan toward it's own obsolescence. The Congress of the United States is in dereliction of duty, and it's failure to complete its constitutional responsiblities may well have signed the death warrant for our experiment in self governance.

The Executive Branch is quietly and quickly amassing power within it's own confines which will render the Legislative Branch and the separation of powers defunct, allowing the hostile (or not so hostile) take over of this great country. The Congress has allowed it's oversight authority to be stolen away in the middle of the night. There are at least 30 czars with direct oversight of federal operations in many areas reporting directly to the President of the United States. The number is difficult to pin down, as the willing whore of the US Government, the media, has not seen fit to report on this story. These czars have the ability to influence policy and operations within these federal agencies, bypassing the Congressional role in oversight and policy direction.

Congress is also the body responsible to write legislation for our governance. No longer are they able or willing to perform this task, either. Don't believe me? Ask me then, who wrote the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act? From the website, Apollo
"Almost all of the clean energy, good jobs programs made public today, along with the dimension of the spending called for by Congress and the new president, track closely with the ideas and proposals advanced last year by the Apollo Alliance in The New Apollo Program and the Apollo Economic Recovery Act."
So, they didn't write the legislation, and we know they sure as hell didn't read it. Let me ask this question, just what the hell is it that they do?!

Can we pull our heads out of Ted Kennedy's oversized, clammy ass long enough to ask, 'What the Hell is going on in my government?!' While the overwhelming reaction to the health care bill, which will be renamed for The Swimmer, has been outstanding, our citizenry has been distracted from the power grab happening within the Executive Branch. The latest example is the removal of power from the CIA to interrogate Terrorist suspects, and the handing of that very same responsibility to an inter-agency group, led by the FBI. You understand that the Congress has oversight of the CIA, however, this new task force does not, correct? Who then do they report to? The Intelligence Czar. I'm sorry, but who the eff, thought that assigning positions of power within the Executive Branch and naming them 'Czar' was a good idea? There is little doubt that soon, our government will be more closely aligned with that of the 19th century Czars than that of the 20th century Presidents.

Not that anyone needed any further proof, but Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are incompetent fools. Unfortunately, so are most within the Republican leadership. We must throw out those who do not understand their constitutional responsibilities and send to Washington, those who have a clear understanding of our representative republic and what it means to be an American.

Conyers Declares Himself Unfit for Office, Media Yawns

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John Conyers (D-MI) is the head of the House Judiciary Committee. What is 'the House?' The House is the House of Representatives, the larger body of the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government which also includes the Senate. What does the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government do? They write legislation, or new laws. What then does the House Judiciary Committee do, within that legislative body? The House Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over the following, according to it's website:

  1. The judiciary and judicial proceedings, civil and criminal.
  2. Administrative practice and procedure.
  3. Apportionment of Representatives.
  4. Bankruptcy, mutiny, espionage, and counterfeiting.
  5. Civil liberties.
  6. Constitutional amendments.
  7. Criminal law enforcement.
  8. Federal courts and judges, and local courts in the Territories and possessions.
  9. Immigration policy and non-border enforcement.
  10. Interstate compacts generally.
  11. Claims against the United States.
  12. Members of Congress, attendance of members, Delegates, and the Resident Commissioner; and their acceptance of incompatible offices.
  13. National penitentiaries.
  14. Patents, the Patent and Trademark Office, copyrights, and trademarks.
  15. Presidential succession.
  16. Protection of trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies.
  17. Revision and codification of the Statutes of the United States.
  18. State and territorial boundary lines.
  19. Subversive activities affecting the internal security of the United States. 
Now that we know who John Conyers is, and what the committee he heads does, we can peel apart his statements at the National Press Club luncheon. During that Luncheon, Conyers said:
“I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill,’” said Conyers.
“What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?”
If your brain has not yet turned into mush and run out of your ears, please follow along.

The head of the committee within the house of representatives which has jurisdiction over Constitutional amendments, criminal law enforcement, Bankruptcy, mutiny, espionage, and counterfeiting and Immigration policy has stated in front of a room full of reporters that he scoffs at the idea of reading new legislation and that to effectively do so would require 'two days' and 'two lawyers' to determine what the new legislation says... Excuse me, but just WTF does Conyers think his job is?!? Don't you think that if your job required that you understood how to read legal documents, that you might obtain just a basic knowledge of the law, or at the very minimum have on retainer a lawyer to help you decipher what it is that you are going to vote on?!

If you employed a salesman at your place of business who said the following:
"I love these salesmen who say 'make sales calls.' What good is it if takes forever and you don't have the patience or a sales coach holding your hand and the customer doesn't buy the product in the end?"
How long would that salesman continue to have a job?


More at HotAirPundit.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Let's Get Wee Weed!

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Last evening I came home with the intention of writing some more of the best blog posts you'll ever read, ever, but instead I got caught up reading some of the other outstanding, albeit less awesome than my own, blogs. Here for you are a collection of some of the great work I beheld last night!

RSMcCain tees up another loon.

Hikes up her skirt a little more.

I'm getting ready to assign the nickname blog tease to RSMcCain, seriously...

Even Dan Riehl is in on this teasefest!

It's so close I can taste it and the anticipation is killing me!

Then this guy comes along and deflates the balloon. No fanfare, no long winded RSMcCain post about all the hours of gumshoeing, nothing. I feel... violated. All this build up with no 'pop,' now I have a case of blue blogs.

Then to top it all off, I find out my favorite blogger is going on 'Hiatus'.

With all this traffic I am sending RSMcCain's way, he's going to have to link me as the reason he got a Million blog hits in less than a year. Anyway, here is an intellectual and detailed explanation shedding light on the marxist roots of Political Correctness. Do yourself a favor and watch both videos (the one embedded and the one that is linked).

Pac-10 h8r!

Medical Genius! H/T Pat.

The return of Reagan's Optimism?

Good news Paul, there's hope!

Andy pegs the libtard politicians!

The difference between now and WW2 is that when this nation made a mistake (i.e. Japanese Internment) we took responsibility and made amends as a nation. No longer the case, now it's personal because you took orders from a president of the wrong political party. Joey Liebs breaks it down.

Somebody get me this bumper sticker, stat!

Moral Obligation persuasion failure!

How many Kenyans can you feed for the price of a few solar panels?

Hope & Fail!

Angry White People!

I'll know if you didn't read all of these links, and I will send the Link Dump Czar after you... I'm just saying.

What'd I Say?

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I told you it would work, didn't I. Not only did it work, but it paid back in spades. I love you to, Pamela.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Why Health Care Is So Expensive

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Here's a decent video addressing why health care in America is so expensive.

About the only thing that I would point out is that without the initial expensive R&D of these drug companies, we would never have the generic's to purchase for less. Tort reform will work at reducing costs here as well as frivolous medical lawsuits. Also, anybody think these administrative costs are going to go down, once the government adds another layer or 7 of bureaucracy?
This surely can't make up all of the exorbitant costs associated with health care, though can it?

Oh. Well, that would explain some things...

Anybody think the costs Shelly mentions will go down if the public option becomes law?

BTW, how much is this 'single payer' plan going to cost us?

Hmm. What the hell are we waiting for?! Universal Health Care for all most some!!!

Loser Doesn't Get It

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That Palin hating jackass is serious! He's mad as hell and he ain't going to take it any more! "It is that goddamn simply[sic]."

Here are some of my favorite lines from his persuasive argument for universal health care:
  • "After the last few weeks of watching phony demonstrators disrupt health care town halls to protect the profits of insurance companies, after seeing the elderly frightened by our ex-Governor's lies about 'death panels", and after watching President Obama lose his focus and actually considered taking the public option of of the table, it is time to stop dicking around and to get serious."
  • "Take a moment to tell [Alaska Senator] Mark Begich how important it is that he support the public option and that you don't want your health care left in the hands of companies who pay their CEO's tens of millions of dollars a year to save money by keeping their customers from getting the medical procedures that they require."
  • "The public option will dramatically bring down the cost of health care across the board and cut into the profit margin for these jackasses, which is the real reason they oppose it so aggressively. If you don't believe me then just read this AP article:"
  • "A study by the Urban Institute public policy center estimated that a public plan could save taxpayers from $224 billion to $400 billion over 10 years by lowering the cost of proposed subsidies for the uninsured, while preserving private coverage for most people."
  • "So please do yourselves a favor, and the countless Americans that will benefit from our actions today, and make that call/send that e-mail/write that letter. Just think of how proud your children will be that you helped solve one of the biggest problems facing Americans today."  
This blog post is so full of FAIL, I don't hardly know where to start. Luckily for you, I'll press on none-the-less!
  • "phony demonstrators"
  • Granny with her home made sign is nothing more than phony astroturf! Quit shopping at Brooks Brothers, Nana!
  • "protect the profits of insurance companies"
  • I can't tell you how many "State Farm Rules," "Farmers Is My Homey," and "I'm Down With The Duck" posters I've seen during the unending media coverage of this issue. It's clear that protesters are only interested in huge profits for big insurance!
  • "Companies who pay their CEO's tens of millions of dollars a year"
  • Cause we all know you can get someone who is perfectly capable of running a 'Fortune 500' company for $67,000 per year. Pretty sure Jon Stinton, Sheldon Drobny and Anita Drobny are available.
  • "save money by keeping their customers from getting the medical procedures that they require"
  • Wild accusation, with no evidence to back it up. Time to check your facts!
  • "public option will dramatically bring down the cost of health care"
  • We're you born this stupid, or does it take practice?
  • "study by the Urban Institute public policy center"
  • Cause we all know the Urban Institute has no agenda!
  • "Just think of how proud your children will be"
  • As they are toiling away in some Chinese mine repaying the debts their parents and grandparents incurred but could not pay back.
Unintended moment of honesty:
"If we do not get this reform passed now there is no telling how long it will take before we will have the opportunity again. And after two strikes WHO in the Democratic party would be wiling to take on such a hot potato again? Nobody, that's who."
That's right, my fellow 'political terrorists,' we have the upper hand! Press it home, do not let up, do not surrender, do not back down! The result will be all too serious if we fail.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Packing Heat

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There seems to be an ongoing debate over whether or not it's proper to carry a fire arm to a congressional recess town hall meeting. It seems as though nearly everyone with a keyboard has weighed in on the issue, opinion requested or not. The Baltimore Sun, Right Side News, NPR, News-Journal, and unsurprisingly the New York Times' Frank Rich have all come out against the issue.

The overriding rationale against bringing guns to town hall meetings is that it makes others uncomfortable, or it makes you look like a nut, or even that someone might go off the deep end and actually use it. I've also seen and read arguments for carrying guns to town hall meetings, because 'we have 2nd Amendment rights.'

Maybe I'm all alone here, but I take a different outlook on this whole issue. There is no greater symbol of American resolve and steadfastness against tyranny than a gun. Whether libtards want to believe it or not, this is why we have a Second Amendment. So important is this symbol and right, that the only things the founders saw as more integral to our freedoms and liberties were freedom of religion, freedom of speech, the right to peaceably assemble and freedom of the press. In my mind, considering what this administration, and these fools in congress are proposing be done in the American health care system, it's no wonder that the symbol which some Americans have chosen to display is the gun.

If the people who are against carrying guns to town hall meetings are skittish now, imagine how they would have been during the revolution or any part of US history up until the 1920's?! The fact is that carrying a gun has only become stigmatized within the last 60-70 years. There are certain historical events that have had some influenced this, but by and large it's been a coordinated effort by the anti-gun lobby. This lobby either foolishly misunderstands American history, or selfishly wishes to rewrite it.

When faced with tyranny, US citizens have the right and obligation to stand up against it. Even if that means reminding congress and the president with such strong symbols! What should a power grab the likes of what is being proposed by 2 of the 3 branches of this federal government be called, if not tyranny? From
"arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority."
I would encourage anyone who does not think that this move by our government is tyranny to point out where in the United States Constitution the federal government, in any capacity, has the ability to seize or claim ownership (permanent or temporary) of private enterprise for any reason. While you're at it show me where health care is outlined as a frontier of the government, and spare me your radically out of context General Welfare Clause argument.

The American Citizenry has no stronger symbol against outright tyranny, than that of a firearm. We can argue the definition of tyranny all day long, but in the end the definition lies with the citizenry. Obviously some of that citizenry has taken these overt moves on the part of the federal government as tyrannical. We bear arms, not because we can, but because against tyranny, we should! It wasn't that long ago that an overreaching government sought to impose it's will upon the citizenry outside of what its own laws allowed. Bear arms, and send a message that it wont happen again.

More News On The Smoking Front

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If you're not sure of my position on smokers rights, learn. I stumbled across this post over at The Astute Bloggers, thanks gents! This study posits that there are some very specific genetics required in order for smoking to substantially increase your risk for cancer:
"Specific differences associated with lung cancer risk were found on chromosomes 5, 6 and 15.

Those with certain genetic changes on chromosome 5 were more likely to get a type of cancer called adenocarcinoma and the region highlighted on chromosome 6 seemed to influence whether a patient developed adenocarcinoma or another type called squamous cell carcinoma.

On chromosome 15, they pinpointed two independent sites that have a role in whether or not a smoker develops lung cancer.

These areas of the genome contain a family of genes that influence smoking behaviour but also cell growth and cell death.

Current or former smokers who carry one copy of each of these genetic variants increase their risk of lung cancer by 28%.

That increases to 80% in smokers who carry two copies.

Those who had the genetic changes but did not smoke had no increased risk of lung cancer."
Once again, the health effects of smoking have been wildly overinflated in order to serve a political agenda. Bottom line, a la Chris Crocker: Leave Smokers Alone!

It's Sunday, So That Must Mean RULE#5!

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For this Sunday's The Other McCain: Rule 5 Sunday, the agency sent up another young lady.
Luckily, I got to spend some time with Milla Jovovich, try saying that 5 times fast... Anyhow, she showed up after I sent Summer packing. I made Milla promise not to climb up on the hood of my Mustang. She agreed, and I let her stick around. Truth is, she's real purdy and she's got a set of pipes on her, but other than that, she just wants to dress up fancy and pose for pictures. Not much in the way of help, this one...

When this shows up at your door, how do you turn her away?

Milla! Didn't you star in a couple of movies? Can't you afford a shirt without holes in the sleeves?!

See! That's a nice outfit, and no holes, too! Something's different, though... Did you do something with your hair?

Milla, you've already got the job, you don't need to keep giving me your head shot. By the way, how old were you in this picture, 12? This isn't even close to representative of your current look. Hold on, of course I think you're pretty! That's not at all what I was saying. You're taking this all out of context! Wait! Come back!

Again with the holes in your clothes?! I thought we were past that... Is this your way of trying to get back at me?

Didn't I tell you that you already got the job?! I don't have time to keep reviewing your head shots. No, as a matter of fact, I'm not an agent! Whadduya mean they told you- So wait, that's the only reason you came? Are you saying you didn't feel anything special this week? I even learned all the words to your song to try to impress you...
"Bought a hot shot gat from a north end guinea..."
Now, that's just wrong. I know I'm not the worlds greatest singer, but you don't have to laugh so hard you start crying...
It wasn't that funny! Milla! MILLA!! Damn... She's gone and now I've got that blasted song stuck in my head.

Here's hoping for better luck next week!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Rove, Conyers Duke It Out; I Put $500 On Rove

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John Conyers, the highly qualified stand up public servant who only has the people's best interest in mind (unless they happen to be his staff), has written an article for that bastion of fair and balanced reporting, the Huffington Post. It is a 'rebutal' article taking on Karl Rove's editorial over at the Wall Street Journal. Conyers takes the opportunity to complain about how Rupert Murdoch, the owner of the WSJ is playing politics with his newspaper. This is important becuase John Conyers would never play politics! There's no doubt that Conyers runs a tight ship, and therefore has position to lecture others on how to run theirs.

I've written about the nonstory surrounding the political firing of political appointees, who serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States, and fail to understand why the libtards have their hemp panties in a wad over this. One thing is for certain, they are making a mistake by having Conyers as the face-man on this deal. Don't the Democrats have anyone who doesn't have an ethics complaint in their past who can lead this charge... Oh wait, nevermind.

Since the Demotards are all into the Bible now, someone should tell Conyers to check out Matthew 7:5...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Rush Limbaugh Makes Gay Joke; Everyone With A Sense of Humor Laughs

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Borrowed from Attila the Honey

The Huff'nPuff is in a tizzy over Rush's latest joke at the expense of The House's most predominate queen, Bawny Fwank.

Making sure to point out that Fwank's pointed response was to a woman who'd questioned why he would support the President's health care reform bill, while holding a poster of Obama with a Hitler mustache. They failed to point out, however, that as has been proven multiple times that the people comparing Obama to Hitler are the leftist LaRouche PAC.

It's okay to smear Conservatives as supporting claims of Fascism against PeeBo, but it's not okay to make a Uranus joke about a gay Democratic Representative.

Update: HotAir says, 'Rush not being helpful.' Commenter's appear to disagree.

Democrats Wouldn't Know Christ From...

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In a (not so) stunning display of total lack of Biblical knowledge, a DUmmy claims to provide proof from the book of Matthew as to why 'so called Christians' should support Obamacare. Claiming Christians don't know what Christ stood for amongst other things, quoting chapter 25 verse 35 they write:
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.' 37 "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?' 40 "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"

This would be a whole lot more convincing if they'd included the foundational verses for this interpretation, from First Opinions, chapter 7 verse 11:
"Yea, I sayeth unto thee, workest not for thineselve, lest ye learn to be responsible for thine own family; 12 Instead relyeth upon Rome and upon Caesar and upon the One Halfican whom I will send in my image and in my place who shall provideth all you shall ever desire."

And who can forget this verse in Hezekiah chapter 6 verse 66:
"Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow Rome and Caesar shall provideth for you again, by taxing those who make over $250,000 per year."

Now, anyone with even a smidgen of biblical knowledge understands that both Caesar and Rome represent earthly governments.

I have a hard time seeing Jesus jumping on board a government health care plan which funds abortion. But then again, Jesus did say:
"Verily, when a man and a woman lay with one another and the woman becometh with child, and that child shall be a burden upon the mother for it shall ruineth her rockin' figure; it is the responsibility of each of you to fundeth the murder of that unborn child."
Jesus wants us all to be poor and under the care of the government!

GM Hires Layed Off Workers, Dems Champion 'Cash For Clunkers!'

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Before we get started, I would like to warn everyone that reads this post, for your own safety and the safety of those around you, please do not click on any of the links in the post below, unless you are wearing full body protective gear, and carrying a can of Lysol. You have been warned.

In a turd of a story that originated from the bowels of the shemale with a talk show on PMSNBC, was then pulled out of the sewer by Firedoglake, and finally has the DUmmies are feasting upon it: GM is back, baby!!!! According to the post headline, 'CashForClunkers is sooo bad... GM increases production, rehires workers.'

Anybody with a computer in the audience who wants to perform a little experiment? Great, first thing I want you to do is go to your webby browser of choice (NOT SAFARI, CJ) and type the words 'GM' and 'Layoff' in the search box and hit the button. What do the search results read?

You'll notice that in spite of reports that GM is going to hire back, wait for it... One Thousand Three Hundred and Fifty!!!!!! workers, there are published reports from real news sources that state GM has already bought 6,000 workers out of their contracts this year and is going to layoff an additional 7,500 before year's end. Now, I'm no mathematician, but I'm pretty sure 1,350 < 13,500.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Most Brilliant Man In The World!

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Move over Steven Hawking because there's a new genius in town and it's this guy. Who'da thunk that the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings would turn out to be a genius? In case you are just returning from Mars, the Vikes signed Brett Favre to a 2 year $25 Million deal. Yes, yes, yes we're all tired of the back and forth, he's retired, no he's returning, no, really- he's retired, guess who's back routine. So can't we all breathe a collective sigh of relief and start to get excited about the upcoming footbaw* season? Yes, we know everyone in the state of Wisconsin thinks that he's a traitor... get over it. Here are the reasons that this move is arguably one of the best decisions the Vikings have ever made, ever.
  1. First and foremost, the Minnesota Vikings franchise is a business. They exist to make money. How do you make money? You generate interest in your product. There is arguably no greater talent to have filled the QB spot in pro football since the sport's inception (Tom Brady aside, barring a career ending injury). Add to the mix that his former home for 16 seasons is now in inter-division rival and you've got a thrilla waiting to happen!
  2. The Vikings only real weakness was in the QB position. They had to sign a Free Agent quarterback at the last second to fill the shoes of an injured Tavaris Jackson last year. Their assumed starter for the 2009-2010 season (pre-Favre) was Sage Rosenfels, a guy who didn't get his first regular starting gig until his 8th year in the league. Vikings needed some serious QB help.
  3. The Vikings run nearly the exact same playbook as the Green Bay Packers. Translation: there will be no uptake time while Favre learns the new plays and offense. It's a perfect transition for both the offensive line and Favre.
  4. It's Brett Freaking Favre!
  5. In Pro Football, you're working with very small time-frames in which to maximize on your talent. Right now the Vikings have all the right players in all the right positions to maximize on their talent and take this ship all the way to the game in February.

Say what you want to about Favre's legacy or his indecisiveness. Say what you want about the effect on the mental state of the two other quarterbacks in Minneapolis. Even say what you want about the guy's suspicious timing and missing out on camp. At the end of the day, this was the right call and Brad Childress is a brilliant guy for making it happen.

*Term stolen from Paul.

Monday, August 17, 2009

CA Deficit $41 Billion, So Who Wants a Raise?

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While everyone else in the state is dealing with unemployment or severely cut wages, including many state employees who were forced to take unpaid days off, the CA Assembly is handing out raises! Looks like I chose the wrong career path, how about you? From an article posted at KMJ580:
"Here is a list of California lawmakers who increased pay for their staff members between January and June [2009]. Explanations are included where lawmakers chose to comment.


Assemblyman Joel Anderson, R-La Mesa

_ One employee whose monthly pay rose from $1,500 to $2,279. Anderson's office said the staffer went from part-time to full-time and moved to a new position.

Assembly Speaker Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles

_ Three staffers whose cumulative monthly pay rose from $17,745 to $19,593.

Democratic Caucus

_ Three staffers whose cumulative monthly pay rose from $15,756 to $17,696.

Assemblyman Jim Beall, D-San Jose

_ Four staffers whose cumulative monthly pay rose from $26,199 to $27,510.

Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, D-Alamo:

_ One staffer whose monthly pay rose from $1,666 to $2,916.

Assemblywoman Anna Caballero, D-Salinas

_ Six staffers whose cumulative monthly pay rose from $17,756 to $19,278.

Caballero said through frugal spending, she was able to reward staffers who have taken on extra responsibilities, several of whom were hired at below-average pay. Five of the six still earn $40,000 or less.

"It did not seem excessive given that we had taken the cuts that we were asked to take. ... It's also important to keep good staff,'' she said.

Assemblyman Wes Chesbro, D-Arcata

_ Three staffers whose cumulative monthly pay rose from $16,790 to $18,387.

Assemblyman Joe Coto, D-San Jose

_ Two staffers who received promotions, increasing their cumulative monthly pay from $3,950 to $4,740.

Assemblyman Hector De La Torre, D-South Gate

_ Six staffers whose cumulative monthly pay rose from $27,484 to $29,170.

Assemblyman Mike Duvall, R-Yorba Linda

_ One staffer's pay rose from $2,000 to $2,917. Duvall's office said she went from part-time to full-time and the office is still down in staff.

Assemblyman Mike Eng, D-Monterey Park

_ Two staffers whose cumulative monthly pay rose from $7,561 to $8,304.

Assemblywoman Noreen Evans, D-Santa Rosa

_ Five employees whose cumulative monthly pay rose from $20,124 to $22,401.

Assemblyman Mike Feuer, D-Los Angeles

_ Seven employees whose cumulative monthly pay rose from $40,157 to $43,356.

Assemblyman Ted Gaines, R-Granite Bay

_ Two employees whose cumulative monthly pay rose from $4,833 to $5,798. Gaines' office said both employees have taken on new duties and more hours.

Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani, D-Tracy

_ One employee who received a promotion, increasing his monthly pay from $4,600 to $4,825.

Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills

_ Three staffers whose cumulative monthly pay rose from $6,731 to $7,419. Hagman's office said all three are working extra hours.

Assemblyman Isadore Hall, D-Compton

_ One staff member received a promotion, increasing his monthly pay from $4,583 to $5,133.

Assemblyman Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael

_ Three staffers whose cumulative monthly pay increased from $25,507 to $26,782.

Assemblyman Steve Knight, R-Lancaster

_ One employee whose monthly pay rose from $1,500 to $3,000. Knight's office said the employee started at halftime and moved to full-time.

Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia

_ Two employees whose cumulative monthly pay rose from $13,918 to $13,989. Mendoza said both are doing more work after other employees left and were not replaced.

Assemblyman Bill Monning, D-Monterey

_ One employee whose monthly pay rose from $3,378 to $3,716. The employee now works for Assemblywoman Alyson Huber, who took over chairmanship of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee.

Assemblyman Pedro Nava, D-Santa Barbara

_ One employee whose monthly pay rose from $6,122 to $6,734. Nava's office said the employee was promoted from senior field representative to principal assistant and took on additional work when another employee left.

Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge

_ One employee whose monthly pay rose from $2,120 to $3,095. Portantino's office said he went from part-time to full-time.

Assembly Republican Caucus

_ Two employees whose cumulative monthly pay rose from $6,667 to $7,125. Raises occurred while Assemblyman Mike Villines, R-Clovis, was minority leader. Villines' office said the employees took on additional duties when two higher paid staffers left and were not replaced.

Assemblyman Ira Ruskin, D-Redwood City

_ One employee whose monthly pay rose from $2,917 to $3,063.

Assemblywoman Lori Saldana, D-San Diego

_ Five employees whose cumulative monthly pay rose from $22,065 to $25,478. One employee was promoted from legislative assistant to senior field representative.

Sergeant-at-Arms (Capitol Security)

_ Twelve employees whose cumulative monthly pay rose from $43,956 to $46,740. One employee's duties changed to working for the Rules Committee, which also oversees the Sergeant-at-Arms office.

Assemblyman Jose Solorio, D-Santa Ana

_ Three employees whose cumulative monthly pay rose from $7,131 to $7,488.

Assemblywoman Audra Strickland, R-Thousand Oaks

_ One employee whose monthly pay rose from $6,714 to $8,393. Strickland's office said the chief of staff and some other employees shifted from part-time to full-time based on legislative activity, such as the budget, to save money: "That's part of the assemblywoman's budget plan _ we have various staffers who come in and out,'' said Rondi Guthrie, district director for Strickland.

Assemblyman Alberto Torrico, D-Fremont

_ One employee whose monthly pay rose from $3,200 to $3,429.

Two Assembly employees moved from the Chief Clerk's office to new jobs with Assembly members, increasing their cumulative monthly pay from $5,600 to $5,880.


Sen. Christine Kehoe, D-San Diego

_ One employee whose monthly pay rose from $4,348 to $4,493.

Sen. Ron Calderon,

_ One employee whose monthly pay rose from $5,060 to $5,412.

Alicia Trost, a spokeswoman for Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, said the following raises were due to employees working increased hours or returning to regular hours after being on leave:

Sen. David Cogdill, R-Modesto:

_ One employee whose monthly pay rose from $10,078 to $11,540.

Sen. Robert Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga

_ One employee whose monthly pay rose from $1,646 to $3,292.

Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth, R-Temecula

_ One employee whose monthly pay rose from $2,750 to $4,604.

Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster

_ One employee whose monthly pay rose from $1,424 to $2,652.

Revenue & Taxation Committee

_ One employee whose monthly pay rose from $5,674 to $11,348

Senate Office of Research

_ One employee whose monthly pay rose from $9,416 to $10,594.

Sen. Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento

_ One employee whose monthly pay rose from $1,810 to $2,424."
In some Assembly Members' future, I foresee unemployment...

Can't believe I have to...

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Glenn, you're obviously an idiot, so I am going to use small words here to help you understand it:

Al Gore lied and undermined our war effort, Mike Huckabee is disagreeing with a US President dictating an ally's domestic policy. One of these is arguably treason. Here's a hint, it ain't Huckabee.

Damn it, you made me defend Mike Huckabee... I hate that guy!

Codgers Revolt!

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Uh oh, looks like AARP is bleeding customers... Maybe it's because of their inattentiveness and refusal to listen at a town hall meeting where the speaker explicitly said, "we called [this] a listening session" and "we want to hear from you..." Maybe it's because the AARP claims it is a non-partisan organization while simultaneously hiring a libtard lunatic marxist supporting douchebag as a spokesman.

Or maybe, just maybe, it's because they support stupid political measures opposed by a majority of Americans.

If we really want to understand why AARP members are cancelling their memberships, we should ask one. So, how about it Paul?


Sunday, August 16, 2009


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Annette Sowder, victim of her poor choices

Last week, here in the Central Valley, Annette Sowders was murdered along with her mother by her estranged husband, Robert Dale Fuller. Fuller broke into the Sowders residence early on the morning of August 8th. He fatally shot Annette and her mother Sharon Sue Canon in front of his two childern. Sowder's 8 year old daughter called the police and identified her father as the party responsible for the shooting death of her mother and grandmother.

After hearing about cases like this, the first natural response after sorrow for the family is 'how did this happen?' Unfortunately, it's very easy to place blame on those around us, and difficult to lame blame at the feet of the victim. Annette Sowders is dead because of the actions of Annette Sowders. Harsh?! Taken from the Bakersfield Californian article regarding the murders:
"She went to court just last week to maintain a restraining order against him. She called the sheriff's department when he showed up at her home in Oildale. She even had him arrested last Tuesday for violating the restraining order."
However, Fuller was still able to get to her. Some in local media have blamed the Sheriff's Department, and judicial system in general for not keeping Mr. Fuller behind bars when he proved to be a danger to himself and those around him. Others lay blame not only at the feet of law enforcement but at the feet of Annette Sowders for not seeing the warning signs. From Lois Henry's column:
"In the [previous] marriage dissolution order listing who would got what (including the horse that ultimately introduced him to Sowders through her stables), the judge mandated that Fuller couldn't have his guns for one year. He had to give them all -- and he had an arsenal -- up to the Sheriff's Department.

That's where they stayed until he filed the paperwork to retrieve them in early 2001.

That paperwork was filled out for him by Annette Sowders, according to her signature.

On March 5, 2001, Fuller was allowed to collect all of his dozen or so rifles, shotguns and handguns, including his Remington 870 Wingmaster, a 12-gauge shotgun."
That 12-guage shotgun is the assumed murder weapon.

Lois Henry is moving the right direction, but still falls short in the primary causal reason for the death of Annette Sowders. What is that you ask? Annette Sowders did not own a gun. Sure, sure call me a gun freak, whatever, I'm from California and get called worse daily by my friends. When there is a person as dangerous as Robert Dale Fuller in your life, and the relationship hits the skids, that's when you take a drive down to your local gun store of choice, and pick up a hand gun. Take the steps to train yourself and file for a CCW permit. That old adage, unfortunately, once again proved to be true: When seconds count, the police are minutes away.

Did law enforcement fail Annette Sowders? The jury is out on that one. They definitely did not deal with a violent man in the manner which I would have desired. He was able to bail out of jail for violating a restraining order 8 times within an 11 day period, this is unacceptable. However, Annette knew the type of man he was and still chose to live with her family unprotected. Blaming everyone but the victim in this case does nothing to help potential future victims empower themselves. There is one person responsible for your safety, YOU!

As we are consumed in the debate over farming out our health care coverage to the government, do yourself a favor and don't farm out your security.

Jim Costa, MIA

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HotAir has a post up at their place, as does Michelle Malkin, that got me wondering... Where in the world is Jim Costa?

Where is Jim Costa, and why wont he meet with his constituents? His office claims that he has not taken a position on the Health Care legislation. Unfortunately, he has not given his constituents in Kern, Tulare and Fresno counties a chance to voice their opinion, either for or against the legislation. Why?! What is Jim Costa afraid of? There are existing Town Hall meetings which Jim Costa can piggy back in order to stake out his position for his constituents, but instead he is AWOL.

Who is Jim Costa working for? When he was running for CA20, he claimed that it was for those living in the 20th Congressional District of California, however, when those he represents want to meet with him to discuss legislation which he will vote on, he is no where to be found. Jim Costa claims to be a Blue Dog Democrat on his congressional web page. If this is true, then Costa's only option when it comes to Health Care reform, if he wishes to be reelected to represent CA20, is to vote 'No.'

If you are living in the 20th Congressional District of California, be sure to contact Representative Costa to let him know how you feel about Health Care Reform. Even if you're not a constituent of CA20, contact Jim Costa's office to inquire as to why he doesn't feel it necessary to have a town hall meeting.

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Moderates: Liberals With Commitment Issues

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Political Moderate
From the "Duh!" files; moderates are liberals with commitment issues. Wanna fight about it?! Let's go!
Yes, ModerateVoice, you can promote posts from other blogs and call them 'Guest Posts' claiming that the views are those of the author alone and do not represent those of your site. Then again, why the eff would you promote a blog post with which you totally disagree? Protesting Whole Foods becuase the CEO took out an OP ED denouncing government take over of health care sounds anything but moderate... I mean, by definition, wouldn't a moderate do something like be angry, while still shopping at WF? Or maybe, shop at WF half as often. You could even get as dramatic as politely letting the manager on duty know that you disagree with John Mackey's piece. However, boycott is decidedly drastic for those who define themselves as:
"a person who is [not extreme, excessive, or intense] in opinion or [is] opposed to extreme views and actions"
The reality is that moderates are soft. Too soft to take a hardcore stance on anything. Therefore, they are weak, and easy prey for the villainous lions on the left (/melodramatic prose).
Let me paint a picture for you here. Water runs to the lowest point. Moderates will seek reconciliation above principle, becuase, by definition they don't have principles. Principles would be intense opinions, duh. Therefore, Moderates are going to side with whoever is the loudest voice in an attempt to appease. Who is the loudest group of whiny beeotches on the planet? Pregressicuvus Moronicus aka the modern left.
Moderate = Libtard.

(UPDATED) Rule #5 Sunday

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UPDATE! Glory be, I have arrived!!! I should hang up my keyboard now, because I'll never ascend beyond this bloggy milestone! With great thanks to Smitty!


In honor of the most important pillar of blogging, today's feature is Summer Altice. She's been a huge help around here the last few days. I was having the worst time finding a few of my favorite belongings, and good ol' Summer was kind enough to come through and connect me with them. Just look!
Hey, Summer! You found my belt!
And my cowboy hat! Well, looks like we're ready to hit the road. Wait... where did I park the car?
Hey! You're way better than My Little Reminder! Now all we need is something to eat.
That's very generous of you to offer me your apple, but I was thinking something a little more greasy spoon, you know what I mean?
You know, Summer was a joy to have around this week. It really was a shame I had to fire her though... Do you have any idea how hard it is to get ass cheek dents out of a classic mustang hood?! Oh well, there's always next week!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

(UPDATED) In Case You Didn't Know

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UPDATE- Andy and ChristinaJade share their political leanings! Also, I've adjusted where a few folks lie on the political spectrum. Let me know your thoughts!


I align with the political 'Far Right.' I am one of those nut jobs your President warned you about.

My Political Views
Classicaliberal is a far-right social moderate. He is also a neo-con and culturally conservative. Classicaliberal's scores (from 0 to 10):
Economic issues:+8.78 right
Social issues:+0.19 libertarian
Foreign policy:+4.52 neo-con
Cultural identification:+4.15 conservative

Political Spectrum Quiz

However, as most of us know, the political spectrum as illustrated above is a misnomer. It should look more like this:
Some notes:
  • Obama is the most radical leftist President America has known.
  • Reagan is placed where he was philosophically at the end of his Presidency. He started off with a much more aggressive stance on the size and role of Government (i.e. he ran on eliminating the Dept. of Education).
  • Notice the little difference between Johnny Mac and Billy Jeff.
  • Ron Paul is an isolationist who wants to repeal the Federal Reserve. In my limited study on currently serving politicians, he would be the most 'anarchist' candidate around.
  • I believe I align closely with where Reagan was as a candidate. Less government, specifically in the form of eliminating the Dept. of Education and scaling back the role of the Dept. of Engery, however, I believe that some government involvement is required in our monetary supply. That's why I'm a little closer to center than Ron Paul.
  • America is a center right country, thus the big blue dot. Most Americans are content with the amount of government currently, and the country leans just a little liberal on social issues.
  • This graph clearly indicates that the whole 'Right Wing Nazi' thing is a farce. Nazi is the German word for Nationalist Socialist Party. Nationalists and Socialists are in favor of complete governmental control, which falls on the far left of the political spectrum. It is impossible to be politically conservative and a nazi, or fascist.
Where do you fall? Let me know in the comments below. Where do you think the Founders would fall on this list? Feel free to download the image and MS Paint your name in where you feel you belong. Email your graph back to me. If I receive enough of a response, I'll post the results later this week. Happy painting!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Rule #5 Wednesday Link Dump

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Rebecca is going to help me introduce this post...

So, I blog about things that interest me. Sometimes those things happen to be major news items, however, usually that just lasts for the first few days of the news story, then I'm over it. Gotta say, everything that's up at Memeorandum has been up for more than 48 hours... BORING. For that reason, I am going to try out 'Alternative Link Dump Day!' We'll see how that works out...

Super Hero!
Social Media FAIL!
Real White Trash Wednesday!
How Not to meet girls at a costume party.
Internet Protocol Awesome!
Doubleyoo Tee Eff?!
Parent WIN!
Creepy Weird.
Blue Beer!
Sweet new(old) conspiracy of the day!

Something I missed? Let me know in the comments!

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