Friday, February 27, 2009
Funny how items show up in spending bills without any notice -- like an earmark for a president who promised not to seek any.
President Obama, who took a no-earmark pledge on the campaign trail, is listed as one of dozens of cosponsors of a $7.7 million set-aside in the fiscal 2009 omnibus spending bill passed by the House on Wednesday.
Never fear fan-boys. They are going to "edit" the bill to remove his name. Uh yeah, so boom, history rewritten. Enjoy.
This story will not have any earmarks.
Remember folks, the ENTIRE deficit was inherited by this administration, who just happened to be part of the assemblies that added earmarks to bills.
Oops, sorry I promised no earmarks to this story. Don't worry I'll edit those out later.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
RIO DE JANEIRO – Betto Almeida is the Mr. Lucky of Rio's Carnival.
The 36-year-old artist awakes at 8 a.m. Has a little breakfast. Survives a commute through the city's tough traffic. Arrives at the office by 11.
Then he spends hours painting the bodies of gorgeous women — and earning as much as $2,000 a day.
"You wouldn't believe how many applications I get for an assistant," Almeida deadpanned, never taking his eyes from his work as he brushed bright orange paint on the stomach of a model in his glass-enclosed studio under the grandstands at the Sambadrome, where Rio's Carnival parades ended Tuesday at dawn.
Is there a trade school or something for this?
His Adonis-like 12½st frame has ballooned to 15½st — on the way to his target of 20st.
Paul said: “It was difficult to relate to overweight gym members so I’m experiencing life as an overweight person.”
Wouldn't it be funny if he decides he likes the less rigorous lifestyle?!? That would make a pretty good movie.
(Sorry for the recent lack of gal oriented
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Lock it or lose it, put your junk in the trunk!
Cincinnati Police hope the slogan is catchy enough to catch on. They're kicking off a theft from auto education program tomorrow, to try and stop a huge problem that is totally preventable.
Seriously? Does Cincinnati have the internet? Do city planners ever check their slogans with the current euphemisms?
Kim Kardashian is well known for her junk in the trunk.
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – A rocket carrying a NASA satellite crashed near Antarctica after a failed launch early Tuesday, ending a $280 million mission to track global warming from space.
Wait, the headline would suggest we are launching satellites into orbit to warm the globe. So I guess I was wrong all along...it is the government's fault the globe is warming.
An Evansville woman was taken to the hospital Sunday night after setting herself on fire. Fire crews were called out to the scene in the 1000 block of Park Street just after 9:00 p.m. Sunday night. We are told the woman was washing her hair with gasoline to kill lice.
There is a right and a wrong way to eliminate lice. There is still no "right" way to eliminate stupid.
On a side note...I hate lice. HATE.
The latest one is from Bliss High School in Gooding, Idaho (who had Idaho in the pool?) where according to court records, a 16-year-old boy claims he engaged is sexual intercourse twice with teacher Anna M. Bettencourt once on the floor of the school's agriculture shop on a Sunday (a Sunday?), and a second time in the boy's pickup truck after they met up at the school.
I may never quite understand this. It's got to be something to do with self esteem. Not the boy's, the woman's.
Mysterious UFO sightings may go hand in hand with a puzzling natural phenomenon known as sprites — flashes high in the atmosphere triggered by thunderstorms.
The dancing lights have appeared above most thunderstorms throughout history, but researchers did not start studying them until one accidentally recorded a sighting on camera in 1989.
"Lightning from the thunderstorm excites the electric field above, producing a flash of light called a sprite," said Colin Price, a geophysicist at Tel Aviv University in Israel. "We now understand that only a specific type of lightning is the trigger that initiates sprites aloft."
Or that's what they want us to think is going on. I'm pretty sure the few hundred people who have been taken on board these "sprites" and probed would disagree.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Blake Griffin still is not 100% after receiving a blow to the nose in Saturday's
He will ride the metaphorical pine tonight.
OU will still win by 7.
The Guardian has a series of 10 images about the Growing stocks of unsold cars around the world.
The interesting observation is at the end....
Auto Prices About To Crash
With unsold cars stacking up by the day, demand falling faster, and bailout silliness getting sillier, I have three easy to make predictions.
1) Hundreds of dealerships are headed for bankruptcy in 2009
2) The Fed Is Destined To Become World's Largest Auto Dealership
3) Cars are going to get cheaper, much cheaper. Auto prices will crash. Liquidation sales later this year after the 2010 models come out are going to be fabulous.
It makes no sense to buy a car now, no matter how good the deal looks. The deals will get progressively better as the year rolls on.
Taxpayers could end up owning as much as 40 percent of Citigroup's common stock, though executives at the third-largest U.S. bank by assets hope to limit the stake to about 25 percent, The Wall Street Journal said on Monday, citing people familiar with the situation.
If they weren't so busy loosing money to Nigerian Scammers maybe they would be able to run their bank with some level of competence. Maybe not...who knows really.
I have noticed one thing, the amount of credit card junk mail, 0% offers and the like, we receive has nearly completely stopped.