Friday, April 24, 2009

As a country, we're broke

At least we will be on Sunday:

Debt Day comes early this year. Unfortunately, it's nothing to celebrate.

The symbolic "holiday," which falls on Sunday, marks the point in the fiscal year when government spending exceeds revenue.

In other words, the government will stop making money and start borrowing on Sunday.

Now, the sad part about this is not only how early it comes, but the fact that it comes at all. How did we get from...

I sincerely believe... that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale. (Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1816)


Sir, can you spare any Change?

Who's your Grandaddy?

(Via Timebomb 2000)

Ted Mazetier may be a grandfather, but at 84 years old, he's still got his chops.

And two men learned that the hard way.

And when you click on that link, be sure that you have swallowed that drink, because what he did to the punks is a howler. I do love a happy ending.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

So the guns in Mexico are coming from the US

(Via Timebomb 2000)

Unfortunately for The Obama and company, the only problem is that we're legally exporting them to the Mexicans, apparently to aid their efforts to fight the drug lords:

The deadliest of the weapons now in the hands of criminal groups in Mexico, particularly along the U.S. border, by any reasonable standard of an analysis of the facts, appear to be getting into that nation through perfectly legal private-sector arms exports, measured in the billions of dollars, and sanctioned by our own State Department. These deadly trade commodities — grenade launchers, explosives and “assault” weapons —are then, in quantities that can fill warehouses, being corruptly transferred to drug trafficking organizations via their reach into the Mexican military and law enforcement agencies, the evidence indicates.

Well say it ain't so! We're selling the guns to the Mexican military and police, and military and police officers on the take are selling them to the drug runners. I just can't believe it--corruption in a Turd Whirled country.

Can UPS deliver a big box of bitch-slap to our elected officials in Washington, I wonder?

All that is old (and older) is new again

The vision is a creature of which even Julius Caesar was in awe: Bos primigenius, the aurochs, fearsome wild ancestor of all today’s domestic cattle, immortalized tens of thousands of years ago in ochre and charcoal in the Great Hall of the Bulls at Lascaux in southwest France.

But this herd of 13 bulls, cows and calves known as Heck cattle is the product of Nazi genetic engineering, an attempt to reintroduce the extinct aurochs, the last of which died of old age in a Polish forest nearly four centuries ago

So we're sending the products of a Nazi attempt at Jurassic Park to the UK. Rewilding, are we?

(Edit, 4/22/2009 2104: "The Times added that Gow, who is also heading the effort to reintroduce the beaver into the British wild, intends to breed calmer examples of the cattle, which he eventually hopes to offer "as grazing animals for nature reserves and ‘rewilding’ projects."" Can I call 'em or what?)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

" clue."

(Via the Drudge Report)

Speaking of "no clue"--geeze! And we've went from "unhealthy" to "unhinged". I'm hurt. Really.

(Edit, 4/22/2009 2110: As Mountain Man points out, the YouTube video has been removed. However, the Intertubz has a long memory. FOXNews has the story (no video). Not that the vid was that big of a deal, anyway.)

Kitchen a bit warm, was it?

(Via the Drudge Report)

The Big O is losing the Minister of Propaganda Director of White House Communications to the Secretary of Commerce. Yes, you are reading that correctly. Ellen Moran is leaving for what is seen in DC as a lesser post.

Does that strike you as a bit odd, at less than 100 days into the term? It sure does to me. Let's all keep an eye peeled for further defections departures, shall we?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sauce for the goose...

(Via the Drudge Report) the old saying goes, is sauce for the gander. Apparently, Team O has never heard that saying.

Senior White House adviser David Axelrod on Sunday suggested the "Tea Party" movement is an "unhealthy" reaction to the tough economic climate facing the country.

Axelrod was asked on CBS's "Face the Nation" about the "spreading and very public disaffection" with the president's fiscal policies seen at the "Tea Party" rallies around the country last week.

Now, if I recall correctly, just a few months ago, when a zillion leftists were protesting the actions of the sitting president, dissent was patriotic. Now, with their guy in the role of sitting president, that dissent is "unhealthy". Why, it may even border on "right wing extremism".

I have this terrible feeling that none of this will end well.

(Spare) Change you can believe in

President Big O wants to trim 1/35,000 from his federal budget proposal. Well, thank you ever so effing much. We're glad you noticed that the economy sucks and that you're doing your part to help (it suck).