Friday, April 03, 2009

You might want to review your kids baby pictures

Especially if you live in Loudoun County, Virginia. Wired has the story of Ting-Yi Oe, an assistant principal at Freedom High School who was the victim of Kangaroo Court (First Degree) for alleged possession of child pornography.

Want to know the most infuriating part? After the case was tossed by a judge who was inexplicably more interested in the law and justice than in building a "name" for himself as "tough on crime", the oh-so-brave persecutor prosecutor takes this position:

Plowman insists he never intended to seek prison time for Oei. He would have been satisfied with a fine, probation and Oei's resignation. The case would never have gone this far, he says, if Oei had resigned when asked.

"I thought that was a just and appropriate sanction for his behavior," he says. "But he was unwilling to be responsible for any kind of accountability for what he did."

Yeah, the hell with whether he was actually guilty or not. Just so he pleads out, everything will be just fine, except for that little business of his life being ruined. But hey, just so injustice is served, right?

Good people of Loudoun County, you might want to consider that you may be this idiot's next target when he comes up for re-election.

Stupid criminal stories

OK, top this one from one of our local papers:

Authorities say a woman tried to bail someone out of the Davidson County Detention Center using counterfeit bills, according to a release from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.

We'd better be careful--we have a criminal mastermind at work here.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Here's an idea

The Bringer of Hope and Change is in Europe, preaching his gospel to an audience that ranges from skeptical to hostile.

Considering that our country is well on its way to Third World status, do you suppose we should stage a coup? I mean, just to get into the spirit of things?

April Fools?

(Via the Drudge Report)

'Conficker has activated,' said Patrik Runald, chief security adviser at F-Secure.

'So far nothing has actually happened.'

So either our bad guys are very smart, have a nasty sense of humor, or both. It'll be interesting to see which.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It must be a job qualification

Because that's the only reasonable explanation why it seems the Obama administration nominates only tax cheats for executive branch positions--latest case in point.

You know, this sort of thing is starting to be like shooting fish in a barrel.

Behold, America: the taxman (and considerable snark) cometh.

As Ronald Reagan once noted of the Democrats, they believe "if it moves, tax it".

At the end of this, all you will have left is "Change"--the jingly kind.

Once again...

Further proof that it takes someone with a gun to subdue an active shooter. For those of you who don't advocate for citizens owning and carrying guns, what would have happened if Officer Garner wasn't there?

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Apocalypse shall be blogged

(Via Timebomb 2000)

While bankers were still ordering $1,000 bottles of wine in trendy Manhattan restaurants, these internet Sybils of the impending economic apocalypse were already prophesizing food shortages and endless gas lines.

Oddly enough, you don't get links. Gotta love the old media.

As a public service, I'll save you the Googling. Please note, I don't cute up "dirty" words with asterisks. What a bunch of wimps.

Clusterfuck Nation

The Trends Research Institute
Speaking Truth to Power
Generational Dynamics
Irvine Housing Blog

This time, I'm not speechless

Prepare for a "The black helicopters are circling my house!" rant. I'm miffed.

Unlike the government's actions with the Wizards of Wall Street, the Dumbasses of Detroit must offer a political sacrifice (link via Drudge) before they can receive a bailout from The Obama. I guess forcing them crawl before Congress just wasn't enough to convince The One that they were worthy. Perhaps if the broken glass had been freshly salted it would have been enough. Oh well, too late now.

"What we are asking is difficult," he said. "It will require hard choices by companies. It will require unions and workers who have already made painful concessions to make even more. It will require creditors to recognize that they cannot hold out for the prospect of endless government bailouts."

Yeah, GM, you're no AIG. No endless government teet for you!

We should also note that the new head of GM, Fritz Henderson, is a long time GM employee. More Change, I guess. Let's get rid of one GM guy that couldn't make it work (although, in fairness, he inherited a lot of the problems) and replace him with...another GM guy. What strategy--man, that Obama can really make those hard choices!

A lesser-reported move is a wholesale replacement of GM's board of directors. I guess more blood was needed.

Chrysler can take heart, as they weren't forgotten in the auto industry bailout plan. If they will just merge with Fiat, they can get some bailout money too! Whoopee! We can bailout an American automaker and an Italian one at the same time. Who needs Tony to fix things--we have Obama!

I wouldn't plan on buying a vehicle from GM or Chrysler. This is just the camel's nose (well, maybe the head and neck) under the tent. Soon, in order to keep getting that government largess that Detroit will soon be hooked on, (Hey kid, try this! First one's free!) the automakers will be changing their product lineup at the behest of their financiers. Your only choices from Detroit will be nicely "green" with 85 MPH speedometers and 55 MPH governors. And you can have it in any color you want--as long as it's Deficit Red or Democrat Blue. Never mind that black box in the engine compartment--it's for the children your own good. No, you don't need to know what it does--just make sure you have your credit card on file so we can bill you for your mileage tax. And why were you at the Quickie Mart at 2:15 AM Sunday morning?

For extra sleepless nights, consider the mandates to only buy materials and parts from certain vendors--you know, ones with unionized workforces, a proper multicultural pedigree and an appropriate history of correct campaign contributions. Boy, we can really help out our friends now. We'll be in power forever!

And you all thought that Congressional Motors was just a joke.