Friday, October 17, 2008

I've been saying it for weeks, Obama is a Socialist

Our lives are open books in this internet age. Things we do are archived somewhere and in some fashion. There is a well known website and sevice owned by that is called The Wayback Machine. It is also called the Internet Archives. What this site does is you can type in any url even from the beginnings of the internet, and see what that site looked like at various times. All of this can be done by you and at anytime.

Anything that follows we gladly tell you to look up yourself, as the left is doing it’s best to make you think Obama is just a regular guy. He is in fact a Socialist and as we know, these people say anything to get into power. They will lie, cheat and steal. Even now Obama is denying that he was a member of this glorious little socialist party called The New Party. Which was a creation of the Democratic Socialists of America.

I've been saying this for weeks. The programs and policies Obama is calling for are socialism, plain and simple.
Now his membership is confirmed.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Who the hell is Joe the Plumber?

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Who is Joe the Plumber? He is Joe Wurzelbacher, an Ohio man looking to buy a plumbing business who came to symbolize the notion of "spreading the wealth" in Wednesday night's third and final presidential debate between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain.
Joe is a potential small business owner concerned that the profits from his potential purchase would go to the government to do what government does with most of the tax dollars it collects.
Just say no to socialism. Just say no to redistribution of wealth. Neither are the American Way.

Brain Chemistry affected by monogamy

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher says a study of prairie voles suggests monogamy may alter brain chemistry, resulting in depression when separated from their mate.

Fark Headline for this story: Scientists find that bonding with a mate changes each person's brain chemistry, causing women to close up the sex buffet, and men to long for the sweet release that death bringsThat's a great headline.
So the next time someone wants to argue about codependency...well, you have another chunk of data to throw at them.

A second baby boom?

A record number of babies were born in the USA in 2007, according to early federal data released Wednesday that some demographers say could signal an impending baby "boomlet."
"I can't tell you anything about who's having these babies, but it is an early look and there is an increase," says federal demographer Stephanie Ventura. "It's a milestone."
Seriously? That's what we pay you for. You have no clue? None?
Arthur Nelson of the University of Utah attributes the 2007 numbers to a "perfect storm" of factors: more immigrants having children, professional women who delayed childbearing until their 40s, and larger numbers of women in their 20s and 30s in the population, keeping the fertility rate high. The average number of births per woman was 2.1 in 2006, the highest since 1971.
I was looking at the photos from the 45 Infantry Division returning to Oklahoma and it hit me, Are we about to have another baby boom?
When our brave men and women came home from World War II they flat out GOT BUSY! And the children born in this time were called the Baby Boomers.
The brave men and women who served in the European theater of World War II had lots of places to know.
We once again have brave men and women returning from wars overseas and what is the first thing you do when you come home from a theater of war in a country completely devoid of loose French women and undersexed German fraulines like Iraq and Afghanistan?
You GET BUSY, that's what!
If this is not a boom due to our soldiers coming home, then it has to be related to the economy.

Webisodes? Get out!

Thunder Dancers - Practice Makes Perfect

Webisodes with the Thunder Dancers! FTW.
I don't feel near as creepy watching this on the internet near as I would if I was staring through the glass in the next room.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Squirrel roughs up Iraq veteran in park

Frank Garren is tough guy. The 6-foot, 4-inch former Army sergeant was awarded a Purple Heart after surviving a roadside bomb while deployed in Iraq in 2004. He knows about combat and quick reactions.
“You might expect a mugging in the park, but not to be attacked by a tree rodent,” the 34-year-old Springfield resident said Monday. “I never thought a squirrel could kick my ass.”
The couple said his girlfriend, Amy Stone was “rolling on the ground laughing” until she realized Garren was bleeding.
Let me guess, "it had sharp pointy teeth?"
If your girlfriend is rolling on the ground laughing at you after you get attacked by a squirrel, marry her, it doesn't get any better than that.
Let me quickly look for stories of Marines getting pwned by tree rodents....nope not a one.
Okay, okay, nothing to see here, move on.

Drive-In Movies, still popular, if you can find one

"There ain't many things left in this country you can call 100 percent, true-blue Americana," he says. "But this place, right here, is one of 'em. It's got a feeling to it. Homey."
I thought it was the coolest thing to wear our pajamas out of the house to the drive-in.
I watched one of the most violent movies I've ever seen as a kid at a drive-in.

The ax fight...yeah, ax and chain fight is awesomely violent.

Neal Hefti, composer, dead, 85

LOS ANGELES - Neal Hefti, a Big Band trumpeter, arranger and composer of themes for the movie "The Odd Couple" and the "Batman" television series, has died. He was 85.
Man, I thought that theme song was the bomb back in the day.
He was pretty famous for a lot of other themes too, like The Odd Couple and others.

Here's the "Original version".

US troops kill No. 2 leader of al-Qaida in Iraq

BAGHDAD - American troops acting on a tip killed the No. 2 leader of al-Qaida in Iraq — a Moroccan known for his ability to recruit and motivate foreign fighters — in a raid in the northern city of Mosul, the U.S. military said Wednesday.
Can you imagine the number 3 guy right now?
"I thought I was number 2. WTH? Oh, I guess I'm number 2 now. Sweet! Good work you American imperialist crusading scum!"

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I thought it was just me, turns out it's everyone else

An out-of-work money manager in California loses a fortune and wipes out his family in a murder-suicide. A 90-year-old Ohio widow shoots herself in the chest as authorities arrive to evict her from the modest house she called home for 38 years.
In Massachusetts, a housewife who had hidden her family's mounting financial crisis from her husband sends a note to the mortgage company warning: "By the time you foreclose on my house, I'll be dead."
Then Carlene Balderrama shot herself to death, leaving an insurance policy and a suicide note on a table.
Across the country, authorities are becoming concerned that the nation's financial woes could turn increasingly violent, and they are urging people to get help.
I thought it was just me. I've noticed a decidedly anti-American attitude and loss of confidence by Americans in my small town.
Congressional approval ratings at an all time low. A lame-duck president presiding over an unpopular war, with low approval ratings. And a general attitude of grumpiness seems to have permeated our people.
The stories of how people are reacting to hard times reminds me of the stories my dad told me about the Great Depression. Suicides, homelessness, despair everywhere. Genuine hard times and no good way to get out of them, no way to escape.
But I'm here to tell you, it's not that bad people.
Even though there are some cut-backs by some companies, we are no where near the levels of unemployment during the Great Depression. I can't get on the bandwagon of calling this a depression the likes of the one in the 1930s. I know in the first few years after Black Thursday, things weren't that bad. But they got worse. I'm not going to tell you things can't or wont' get worse. I AM going to tell you they don't have to get worse. And I am going to tell you, even if they do, you can make it.
Check this out from "A Case of Unemployment"

Many people date the beginning of the Depression at October 24, 1929, Black Thursday, the day the stock market crashed. This was indeed a traumatic day for those who owned stock as sales volume broke all records. But the decline in overall stock prices was only about 2.5%, from 261.97 to 255.39 as measured by the New York Times index of 50 stocks. Most of the decline still laid in the future; the market hit bottom on July 7 of 1932 when the Times index was only 33.98, a decline of over 89% from its high of 311.90 of September 19, 1929.
From the FDR Library at Marist.
At the height of the Depression in 1933, 24.9% of the total work force or 11,385,000 people, were unemployed. Although farmers themselves technically were not unemployed, drastic drops in farm commodity prices resulted in farmers losing their lands and homes to foreclosure.
So folks, it's not that bad out there. Yeah you may have to add a couple more years of work before retiring due to the me first attitude of Congress and their lack of governance over the banks and markets, but you haven't lost everything.
If you are loosing your house that sucks, but perhaps you shouldn't have bought it in the first place. Just because a bank says you can afford something doesn't mean you can. Use some good old fashioned common sense.

It surprises me that many Americans have become more like children in the last few generations. They expect mommy and daddy to help them out, in these times mommy and daddy are the federal government. Suck it up Americans. Get tough. Find your guns and your religion and cling to them. They gave you comfort in the good times, now look to them in the bad times.

America is not Congress. America is not the Presidency. America is the great people that make up the populous. We are Americans, we are expected to survive, adapt, and overcome the hardships, like our forefathers did before us.
Have some pride, for God's sake.

That's State run Health Care for ya

An NHS trust has spent more than £12,000 on private treatment for hospital staff because its own waiting times are too long.
The money was used to bring in physiotherapists to help workers recover from muscular-skeletal injuries at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.
Bosses said it prevented them from leapfrogging NHS patients and enabled them to return to work more quickly.
Mark Wallace of the TaxPayers' Alliance said: "Their staff should have to wait like everybody else.
"Perhaps if they experienced it as their customers - that is the taxpayer - experienced it, they might be a little keener to improve their waiting times."
But then again, there is no incentive for reducing wait times.
You have to ask yourself...Do you really want a state run medical system?
When you need a tag for your car. Do you go to the independently run tag agent or down to the tax commission/Department of Revenue in your state? Why?
State run medical care will be exactly like that, perhaps worse.

Asking for trouble? Nah!!!111

Last week, bikini-clad girls aged just 14 and 15 were photographed lying on Manly Beach with their mobile phone numbers printed on their backs in blue zinc cream.
The group, who had travelled from western Sydney for the day, said they wanted to meet boys and were hoping the unorthodox strategy would encourage them to make contact.
Oh sure they get to meet 14-16 year old boys who notice such things. But they get to meet 20-75 year old creepers and stalkers too. Bonus!
A well placed face palm is so appropriate here.

47% Say Taxing Top Income Americans is Good for U.S. Economy

A plurality of voters (47%) say Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes on those who earn over $250,000 a year is good for the troubled U.S. economy, even though 51% still believe that lower taxes are the best way to spur economic growth.
Here's a statistic for you.
47% of Americans have a lower IQ than the other 53% of Americans.
Coincidence? I don't think so.

Airports, like hospitals, keep a box of amusing x-rays

They sneak them into official reports.
Very funny.
The original link died a miserable death. You'll just have to enjoy the picture.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Thanks...for nothing

New dads can get postpartum depression, too

HOUSTON, Texas (CNN) -- Rob Sandler comforted his infant son as he lifted him out of the crib, cooing in his ear while he walked to the living room.
If his baby had needed to be soothed three months ago, Sandler, 36, of Houston, Texas, might have handed the baby off to his wife and then found an excuse to leave the house.
"Honestly, it felt like when I was at home, the walls became very, very close in. I wouldn't say claustrophobic, but very cabin feverish," Sandler said.
Amen brother AMEN.

25 years of cell phone service

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the first commercial wireless call. It happened Oct. 13, 1983, at Soldier Field, where Ameritech Mobile, now part of Verizon Wireless, made the call from a Motorola DynaTAC 8000X known as the "brick" phone. The phone cost $3,995, was 13 inches long, and weighed 1.75 pounds.
My best friend had a brick in 1986. I remember he had a 300$ phone bill one month. We all thought he was crazy. Just 5 more years and nearly everyone had them. And 10 more even little kids have cell phones.
Will it ever stop? What is next?
Some colleagues and I were reminising about cell phones and two of us waxed longingly for our bag phones to return. Great signal. You had to drive out of cell coverage by several miles to drop a call.
From the article:

Total wireless subscribers totaled 262.7 million, or 84 percent of the U.S. population, as of June, according to the International Association for Wireless Telecommunications. Nearly half, or 46 percent, of children ages 8 to 12 use cell phones, according to the Nielsen Co.

U.S. gasoline price marks biggest drop ever -survey

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (Reuters) - The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States recorded its largest drop ever as consumer demand continued to wane and oil prices slid, a prominent industry analyst said on Sunday.
The national average price for self-serve, regular unleaded gas fell 35.03 cents to $3.3079 a gallon on Oct. 10 from $3.6582 two weeks earlier, according to the nationwide Lundberg Survey.
We are paying 2.33 this morning. With prices dropping about 10 cents per day since Wednesday last week.
Sadly I know the oil industry now has a model for jacking the price up next summer.

Fark Headline: Police chase a naked woman for 28 miles in desperate attempt to buy her a drink and get to know her

PASADENA -- A naked woman led police on a 28-mile chase last night before she lost control of her car.
That's a great headline.
Naked girl driving 100mph? My mom always warned me about fast women.

Do we need another episode of Policeman vs. Fireman? I don't see how it could hurt.
This was the second one.

Don't do drugs.

What makes an ideal woman?

She speaks when she's spoken to, smells lovely and has a big nose - six writers (six guys most Americans have never heard of) wax lyrical on their picture of perfection
I see several old friends in these responses.
The ask a hundred girls approach was invented by a former roommate of my best friend. He could ask every girl in a club and he would always have someone to go home with. He got turned down 98 times a night. But inevitably 2 women would say yes. And he got his pick of who he took home and who he called the next day if he was bored.
Shallow? Sure it is.

Sweets Banned as Treats in Neenah Schools

Students in Neenah can no longer bring cupcakes or candy to school to share as a treat.
The Neenah School District has outlawed students from bringing those things and other sweets to give to classmates.
Once again, welcome to the micro legislating of your life.
Nanny state anyone?