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Archive for 16 June 2008
Swiped from The Jawa Report
…..the sky is blue!
This is a picture that was sent to the Mr of the golf course in Waupun. See that little island out there…on the other side of the Rock River? That’s the putting green.
Over on the left of the island…somewhere under that water, is the First tee. At least I think so. I have a vague memory of it being somewhere over there. I’m guessing it’s still there with the various colors of tee off posts. Somewhere.
Thanks Sheila! I’ve no doubt you’ll be out there batting that little dimpled ball in no time…..like October?
More brilliance from the Sultan! Just a sampling of his new “books”:
Finally the real Obama. It’s a story of hope and change, crazed ambition and Oprah appearances. For the inner Hussein in all of us. NOW BOW BEFORE OBAMA.
Stop the ACLU has the poop!
Given a chance to do something important about global warming, the Senate fell flat on its face earlier this month when it could not even produce enough votes to have a good debate. It can begin to redeem itself, by approving a bill to extend vital tax credits for renewable fuel sources like wind and solar power.
Now just who do they think is investing a large chunk of profits on alternative sources? Even the oil companies know that for them to stay in business in the future, they are going to have to come up with an alternative or two, and are spending funds to do the research. Criminy, even I know that!
These credits are necessary to attract new investment in renewable sources until they become competitive with cheaper, dirtier fuels like coal. When the credits disappear, as they have in the past, investment shrivels. And since the credits expire at the end of this year, action now is critical.
And here I thought the new technologies had produced CLEAN coal. Go figure. Since we’re sitting on the US equivalent of the Saudi oil field in coal, I’d say that giving “credits” to said coal companies is a pretty good idea. But, that’s just me.
Congress has been playing legislative Ping-Pong with these credits for months. The House approves them, the Senate rejects them. The sticking point is the bill’s revenue-raising measures, known as offsets, which the House rightly insists on as part of its pay-as-you-go rules.
Offsets: Another term for making not only the federal gubmint get rich with YOUR money, it also helps out their bud, the Boracle, and his ilk.
In earlier incarnations, the House bill would have paid for the credits by rescinding tax breaks granted to the oil companies in the 2005 energy bill. The oil companies — which never needed the breaks and certainly don’t need them now — set up a mighty howl, President Bush lofted veto threats, and the Senate caved.
Do these morons have a clue just how dependent we are on oil? Not just to put in our over priced plastic vehicles, but for food, clothing, household items, etc. You can’t put petroleum jelly on your babies butt to protect him from diaper rash without the oil companies!
The House’s latest version leaves the oil companies their credits, and instead seeks to raise the necessary offsets partly by closing offshore tax loopholes that benefit hedge fund managers. Yet some Senate Republicans and the White House — ever captive to big money — are rejecting even that.
I’m always skeptical when I hear that D.C. is “closing loopholes”. That just means they are opening other ones for THEIR buds, the “special interests” they are so fond of. And that “ever captive to big money” manure? Well, why do they think we haven’t been tapping our own oil for the last 30 or so years? Ah ha….the Dhimmis love of “special interest” BIG MONEY!
The Republicans say they believe in fiscal responsibility; this bill responsibly exchanges one set of tax breaks for another. They say they believe in technological innovation, which this bill encourages. They say they believe in creating new jobs, which a robust wind and solar industry would do.
Now, I’ll be the first to admit, I haven’t read the whole “bill”. Who can read that drivel? Don’t they know how to put things in plain English? Weasels! That being said, as best I know, with few exceptions, yes, Republicans DO believe in technological innovation. However, they believe it is better done in the private sector, NOT with gubmint finances.
You take away entrepreneurship, you take away a lot of GOOD ideas, that will create less waste, and more jobs. This is what the gubmint has been doing for years. Stifling! Way to go “geniuses”.
If I ran the Zoo
By Mike S. Adams
The good folks at the National Association of Scholars (see NAS.org) have asked me to write a short piece modeled after the Dr. Seuss book If I ran the Zoo. Specifically, they want me to enumerate the changes I would make in higher education if I ran the system.
Of course, I’ve never really imagined being in charge of the zoo because, you see, I am an endangered species. I am a Christian, a Caucasian, a Conservative, and a Capitalist. But these four “Cs” were not something the liberals could foresee. When I was hired I was an Atheist, an America hater, an Abortion supporter, and a bit of an Alcoholic. The changes in these four “As” are now the cause of my forays.
A Singapore man with a penchant for sniffing women’s armpits was sentenced to 14 years in jail and 18 strokes of the cane for molesting his victims, a local newspaper reported Friday.
The 36-year-old, who the Straits Times said was mentally unstable, had previous convictions for drug and sex-related offences.
He molested 23 women over the course of 15 months, smelling their armpits and touching them in lifts, staircase landings and their homes, the paper said. He was caught after a housewife reported him to the police.
I gotta tell ya, this is a new one on me. I’ve never heard of anyone being prone to…um….sniff pits.
Yep, I swipe a lot of stuff, because well, a lot of stuff needs to be swiped!
This is one of them…..
….from The Smallest Minority. Which of course, translates pretty well into this…..
….from Freedom Sight.
Sen. John McCain’s reputation as a maverick who regularly bucks the conservative wing of his party will be a formidable obstacle for Sen. Barack Obama as he seeks to persuade moderates to vote for him in November.
He might want to work a little harder to convince conservatives to vote for him, instead of staying home, and allowing a Cahtah II presidency.
Their election continues a trend of new congressional Democrats who, on matters from abortion to gun rights, resemble as much the Reaganites of the 1980s as the Obamacrats of 2008. The trend may be as significant for the country as Obama’s status as the first black nominee of a major political party. Coupled with a heightened focus on the economy and the war in Iraq, the Democrats’ willingness to embrace candidates they once shunned may serve to submerge abortion and other social issues in the debate between Obama and John McCain this fall.
Said “tolerance” has led to the destruction of the family, and has seen society itself spiraling down into the abyss. Although, they’re only tolerant if you AGREE with them. If ya don’t, you can expect to be called names. Yup…real tolerant. (insert sarcasm here)
President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will present a united front against Iran’s nuclear ambitions Monday and seek to dispel media suggestions of a rift over troop levels in Iraq.
On the last day of a farewell European tour, Bush will press on with efforts to build European support for new sanctions if Iran remains defiant despite a carrot-and-stick campaign to get the Islamic Republic to suspend uranium enrichment.
Since the government of Iraq is now on such friendly terms with Iran, I’m not so sure we should have ANY troop level at all over there. If Iraq becomes an Islamic terrorist state, we can go back and bomb the hell out of them later. Hate that it would come to that, but hey….OUR safety comes first!
Israel has decided to suspend its decision of last week to demand the release of IDF Cpl. Gilad Shalit as part of a tahadiyeh, – “cooling off” or “calm” period – with Hamas terrorists in Gaza, according to numerous media reports. Moreover, the Jewish State also may have agreed to relent on its condition that there be an end to arms smuggling from the Sinai into Gaza.
Who the hell is in charge over there? Where is the strong Israeli government I’ve always respected? Get that boy home to him family, and stop playing politics with his life and kowtowing to murderers! And what happened to the other two young men that were kidnapped???? Have they done ANYTHING to find out about them? Or are they playing some stupid game with them too?
U.S. causalities in Iraq’s once-volatile Anbar Province have dropped in recent months to the lowest levels since the U.S. invasion in March 2003, a fact some analysts attribute to the success of the 2004 Battle of Fallujah and the more recent “surge” strategy that increased U.S. troops in the province.
Do we hear an apology from Harry “Runnin’ Reed to the fine men and women of the military???
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is recommending approval of the $5 billion merger between the nation’s two satellite radio broadcasters in exchange for concessions that include turning over 24 channels to noncommercial and minority programming, The Associated Press has learned.
Sometimes, I just don’t understand why the fed’ral gubmint gets involved with private business transactions. Yeah, I get the whole monopoly thing, but why do they get to put “conditions” on them? I don’t know if this is a bad thing, or not.
Allegations of bribes and kickbacks in the Dallas Independent School District’s technology department hung like a dark cloud over the beleaguered district for years.
Ruben Bohuchot, at one time DISD’s technology boss, and Frankie Wong, once the district’s largest technology vendor, are set for trial in Dallas today. They face a dozen charges ranging from bribery and money laundering to conspiracy.
Ah, the perks of working for a gubmint run enterprise. Of course, there is the occasional downside….like getting caught.
Terming Iran-Cuba relations as stable, profound and strengthened, he said Tehran welcomes expansion of all-out cooperation with Havana.
The Iranian president said the two countries share identical views regarding many international developments adding, such views pave the way for further boost in bilateral ties between the two nations.
President Ahmadinejad expressed his satisfaction with the growing trend of Tehran-Havana economic relations.
Is it just me, or does anyone else feel more than a tad uneasy that Cuba is just 80 miles off our coast, and the idea of them being all buddy buddy with Iran doesn’t sit too well? Just what kind of victory is he really yammering about?
Detroit City Council is scheduled to meet this afternoon to review proposed rules and procedures on forfeiture hearings in its attempt to remove Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from office.
To remove Kilpatrick, the rules require that the council be swayed by “clear and convincing evidence” that the mayor violated any provision of the city charter.
Let me ask this: Did this “can’t keep it zipped” mayor do anything good for the city of Detroit? Did he bring in businesses to provide jobs? Did he make it a safe place to live? Other than his text messaging that the whole world knows about…what has he done? I’m seriously curious.
THE Federal Government could take control of the nation’s petrol, diesel and natural gas supplies as the Western Australian gas crisis deepens.
Resources Minister Martin Ferguson raised the prospect in parliament today.
He has the power to take charge of the production and transfer of petroleum products – although he’s hoping he won’t have to.
Oh hell. If our friends ‘down under’ see this happening, how long before those weasels in D.C. start saying, “Well, they did it, why can’t we?”
Irish Foreign Minister Micheal Martin has said it is “far too early” to seek a solution to the Irish rejection of a European Union reform treaty.
He was speaking as EU foreign ministers met to discuss how to respond to the Irish No vote on the Lisbon Treaty.
The treaty cannot be implemented unless approved by all 27 EU states. Only the Irish Republic has held a referendum.
Since the Irish are the only ones smart enough to hold a referendum, my question is…..why haven’t the other 26 countries held one?
22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.
23 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,