Saturday, May 09, 2009

Want to bet that there is an ethics complaint about the press release that the ethics complaint was dismissed?

(Via @AKGovSarahPalin)

For some reason, Sarah Palin attracts more unreasoning hate than George W. Bush--and that's saying something. To date, 9 of 14 harassment attempts ethics complaints have been dismissed. I am sure that this dismal record will not deter further complaints.


Thursday, May 07, 2009

But...but...ABC said we couldn't do this

(Via Timebomb2000)

“They just came in and separated the men from the women and said, ‘Give me your wallets and cell phones,’” said George Williams of the College Park Police Department.

Bailey said the gunmen started counting bullets. “The other guy asked how many (bullets) he had. He said he had enough,” said Bailey.

And then, a miracle occurs...

That’s when one student grabbed a gun out of a backpack and shot at the invader who was watching the men. The gunman ran out of the apartment.

The student then ran to the room where the second gunman, identified by police as 23-year-old Calvin Lavant, was holding the women.

“Apparently the guy was getting ready to rape his girlfriend. So he told the girls to get down and he started shooting. The guy jumped out of the window,” said Bailey.

A neighbor heard the shots and heard someone running nearby.

“And I heard someone say, ‘Someone help me. Call the police. Somebody call the police,’” said a neighbor.

The neighbor said she believes it was Lavant, who was found dead near his apartment, only one building away.

And now, we have one less wolf in the world, and one more confirmed sheepdog. I love a happy ending.

The One is not invincible

(Via Days of Our Trailers)

Normally I would sooner stick sharp objects in my eyes than link the the Huffington Dumber than a Post, I guess I'll just have to suffer.

Obama Administration Fails to Remove Gun Lobby Language from Budget

Yes boys and girls, the Tiahrt Amendment is still in there (and Paul Helmke is just whining his ass off), and we now have confirmation--Obama is not all-powerful--no matter what he thinks.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Captain Chaos has passed on

Actor Dom DeLuise Dead at 75

One of the things that sucks about the aging process is that you get to see all those people you loved as a kid die off, one by one.

Here's how a government runs a business

(Via Virginia Foxx on Twitter)

This must be the day for old adages. This time, it's the old investment advice, "Buy low, sell high". Except if you're the government and you're investing the taxpayer's money, it's "Buy low, watch it fall."

According to the Ethisphere TARP Index, when markets closed on Friday, May 1, 2009, the government’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) investment was down approximately $147.4 billion. Created by the Ethisphere Institute, a non-partisan research think tank, the Ethisphere TARP Index tracks the U.S. Federal Government’s return on its $727.1 billion of investments under the capital purchase portion of TARP and the government’s accompanying loan guarantees provided to Bank of America and Citigroup.

So, my fellow taxpayers, between the management of the Bush and Obama administrations, we're down slightly over 20% on our investment. Yeah, this is working well.

Ah yes...class warfare

A Charlotte "resort" whose business model is "to cater to the high buck corporate client" has decided that a name change is in order bacause "the term “resort” carried too much of a high-dollar stigma in today's economic and political climate".

(Allow me to ask--How's that Change working for you?)

Folks, allow me to explain something simple about economics for you: Poor people do not sign paychecks. Trying to make us all "poor", either in fact, in action or in attitude is not going to help the economy. To the contrary, in an economy that depends on consumer spending, it will prolong the agony.

Do you suppose that is the plan our new Socialist-in-Chief and his neo-socialist cabal have in mind? I'm not much on the conspiracy theory thing, but I'm a firm believer in the old adage "Where there's smoke there's fire".

*sniff* *sniff*

Do you smell something burning?

Monday, May 04, 2009

Stratfor on swine flu

The folks at Stratfor have some interesting information on the swine flu, plus some interesting and useful thoughts on pandemics in general and our reactions (or over-reactions) to them.

The information of pandemics in general and how the world can react to them is worth the price of admission.

Is there something fishy about the Chrysler bankruptcy?

Let's see...Obama bad-mouthing some creditors because they actually dared press their rights, junior creditors getting a better deal than senior the article and see what you think.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

How to care for someone with the flu

While the pig pestilence doesn't seem to be as bad as we thought it might be a week ago, this is good information on how to care for someone with the flu.