Saturday, July 11, 2009

Well...I wonder what Michele had to say?

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) take their places with junior G8 delegates for a family photo at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy, July 9, 2009. Leaders of the Group of Eight major industrial nations and the main developing economies are meeting in the central Italian city of L'Aquila until Friday to discuss issues ranging from global economic stimulus to climate change and oil prices.

Hehehehehe, he's just a man...just like you and me.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Racism alive and well in Philly

Pool Boots Kids Who Might "Change the Complexion" Campers sent packing after first visit to swim club...

More than 60 campers from Northeast Philadelphia were turned away from a private swim club and left to wonder if their race was the reason.

Pool Boots Kids Who Might "Change the Complexion"

Kids at Creative Steps Day Camp were thrilled to go swimming once a week at the Valley Swim Club. But after only one trip to the private club, they were...

"I heard this lady, she was like, 'Uh, what are all these black kids doing here?' She's like, 'I'm scared they might do something to my child,'" said camper Dymire Baylor.

The Creative Steps Day Camp paid more than $1900 to The Valley Swim Club. The Valley Swim Club is a private club that advertises open membership. But the campers' first visit to the pool suggested otherwise.

"When the minority children got in the pool all of the Caucasian children immediately exited the pool," Horace Gibson, parent of a day camp child, wrote in an email. "The pool attendants came and told the black children that they did not allow minorities in the club and needed the children to leave immediately."

Even more sad, is the fact that the white members are defending the club....this pisses me off!
What pisses me off even more is that the club president is John Duesler, who happens to be the PDGA Marketing Director. Sucks to be in his shoes right now.

Click the link for the full story, also more links to other reports are on that page as well....
Man I'm pissed off at this...

Pelosi: House won't take up Michael Jackson resolution.

WASHINGTON (CNN) –The House of Representatives will not take up a resolution honoring the late entertainer Michael Jackson, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday.

Pelosi called Jackson "a great, great performer" and acknowledged there is "lots of sadness." But the speaker said at a press conference that while members could express their sympathy on the House floor, she added "I don't think it's necessary" to pass a resolution.

"A resolution, I think, would open up (debate) to contrary views that are not necessary at this time to be expressed in association with a resolution whose purpose is quite different," Pelosi explained.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, who spoke at the memorial service for Jackson on Tuesday in Los Angeles, has introduced HR 600, "Honoring an American legend and musical icon."

The resolution states, "Whereas Michael Jackson was not only an accomplished recording and performing artist, he was a noted humanitarian."

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., criticized the media's extensive coverage of Michael Jackson's death earlier this week, calling Jackson a "pervert," a "pedophile," and "child molester."

THANK GOD!!! About time someone says enough is enough...surprised it was Pelsoi, but hey even the sun shines on a dogs ass now and then. There is no way in HELL this is a matter that congress should be focused on and those representatives who brought this up should be fired! Last time I checked, California is in shambles financially, the US Economy is still getting it's ass kicked. FOCUS ON THE TASK AT HAND! Not some sick minded perv who jsut happened to have good music.

That bottle of water could KILL YOU!!! (dramatic reverb)

WASHINGTON (CBS) - Is the bottled water we drink as safe as tap water?

The answer a Congressional panel will hear today is that no one really knows because bottled water isn't regulated.

Several disturbing reports will be released at the Congressional hearing, focusing on whether tougher regulation of bottled water is needed. One report will look at whether any dangerous chemicals may leach in from the plastic bottles.

I've always had a problem with buying a bottle of water that costs the same as soda pop. What a huge rip off. But guess who actually LIKES bottled water at my house? Yeah, my wife and kids. I think the kids are addicted to opening the bottles. Mostly because they open a bottle of water drink a few sips and the rest goes to waste. My dogs love bottled water. After a bottle sits out for so long no one will claim it, I pour it into the dogs water bowls. Tomorrow I will be handing out ten dollar bills to random people, because, you know I'm rich and all.

House Dems look at taxing the rich for health care

WASHINGTON – House Democrats at work on health legislation are narrowing in on an income tax surcharge on the highest-paid wage earners to help pay the cost of subsidizing insurance for the 50 million who lack it.

I think you'll be surprised who they consider the "highest-paid wage earners".

As discussed in the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, the surtax would apply to individuals with adjusted gross income of more than $200,000 and couples over $250,000, according to officials involved in the discussion. Most spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks were private.

So if you are moderately successful you get to pay for someone else's healthcare.

Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., has said his committee needs to come up with $600 billion in new taxes to deliver on President Barack Obama's goal of sweeping changes to the nation's health care system to bring down costs and cover the 50 million uninsured. Hundreds of billions of dollars more would come from cuts to Medicare and Medicaid to pay for legislation expected to cost around $1 trillion over 10 years.

In my state someone earning 200k a year is a very comfortable person. Someone earning 200k in California or New York can barely buy a house. This is a bad idea. And is clearly a redistribution of wealth. There will be grave repercussions. How is it we are allowing a body with an approval rating of less than 20% to setup what will be the biggest government program ever created ON THE EARTH? All this so little Johnny can get some free cold medicine when he gets a runny nose? All this so poor people who smoke can get millions of dollars of cancer treatment?

Hear me when I tell you I want little Johnny to get cold medicine, hell I even want little Johnny's arm fixed when he breaks it falling out of a tree. Adults should be required to pay for their own care. PERIOD. Imagine the debates on the hill in 5 or 6 years whether the National Healthcare System should pay for breast enlargements and cosmetic surgery for everyone or just for special circumstances.

You better believe it will happen. We can't let little Susie Homemaker walk around with a face that's been disfigured in the car accident she caused while driving drunk. NHS needs to pay to fix that.

Are these extreme cases? Sure. But don't think for a second that any limits will be put on the care. That would be unconstitutional.

One atom thick?

WASHINGTON — Imagine a carbon sheet that's only one atom thick but is stronger than diamond and conducts electricity 100 times faster than the silicon in computer chips.

That's graphene, the latest wonder material coming out of science laboratories around the world. It's creating tremendous buzz among physicists, chemists and electronic engineers.

"A few grams could cover a football field," said Rod Ruoff, a graphene researcher at the University of Texas, Austin , in an e-mail. A gram is about 1/30th of an ounce.

Replacing silicon, the basic electronic material in computer chips, however, "is a long way off . . . far beyond the horizon," said Geim, who first discovered how to produce graphene five years ago.

This is freakin' cool. Maybe they can get busy building my phaser and my tricorder now. I'd settle for full body armor that weighs less than a t-shirt.

I would caution you, our good reader, about believing anything anyone claims if they go to UT at Austin.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

"I said before ... 'You know, politically speaking, if I die, I die. So be it,'"

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Sarah Palin says she's not a quitter, she's a fighter, but adds that, politically speaking, "if I die, I die. So be it."

She told ABC's "Good Morning America" that she recognizes she might not have political staying power after her surprise resignation Friday, which came just as she had been expected to elevate her national profile ahead of a possible 2012 GOP presidential run.

There has been speculation that she has some legal issue that is not yet known to the public. But her lawyer told The Associated Press on Monday that she has no legal problems whatsoever, and simply is tired of the hostile political climate, legal bills and other distractions.

"She is leaving now because I think she believes that she has become the issue, rightly or wrongly, with all these ethics complaints and with the issues involving the Legislature, the combativeness they've been demonstrating toward her since she returned from the campaign," Thomas Van Flein said.

The opposition is scared of Sarah Palin.
Where were all these lawsuits before she ran on the 2008 Presidential ticket?
I don't care what anyone says about the lawsuits and attacks, it's only to smear her for a future run. Primarily because the opposition knows she would beat Hillary Clinton in a head to head competition and that's who they want for their president after Obama is sent home.

Workers uncomfortable with fleshy bits

Almost three-quarters of South Korean male office workers feel uncomfortable when female colleagues show too much leg or cleavage in the workplace, a survey has revealed. A poll of 1,254 employees by the job portal site CareerNet found that 74 percent of men felt upset with the attire of their female co-workers.

Dressing like that in the highly competitive workplace (such as South Korea) is akin to using steroids to play baseball. In other words it's unfair. There is no place for it in the workplace and I'd have to say it causes more trouble than just dressing appropriately.

We are men, not machines.

I could go off on a long diatribe about men and women and working together, but why? Everyone knows its not appropriate to show so much of the bits men want to see, especially at work. Its hard enough to keep men on their work with Mafia Wars, Sportscenter,,, Facebook, hell the whole internet for that matter. Why distract them further with fleshy bits that don't even belong to them? Don't these women know how they are affecting the GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT?

Monday, July 6, 2009

Robert S. McNamara, Former Defense Secretary, dead, old age, 93

WASHINGTON – Robert S. McNamara, the cerebral secretary of defense vilified for his role in escalating the Vietnam War, a disastrous conflict he later denounced as "terribly wrong," died Monday. He was 93.

McNamara was fundamentally associated with the Vietnam War, "McNamara's war," the country's most disastrous foreign venture, the only American war to end in abject withdrawal.

Known as a policymaker with a fixation for statistical analysis, McNamara was recruited to run the Pentagon by President John F. Kennedy in 1961 from the presidency of the Ford Motor Co. — where he and a group of colleagues had been known as the "whiz kids." He stayed in the defense post for seven years, longer than anyone since the job's creation in 1947.

His service to our great nation will not be forgotten.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Iranian clerical group says vote result "invalid"

TEHRAN (Reuters) – A pro-reform Iranian clerical group said on Sunday the outcome of last month's presidential vote was "invalid," even though Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has upheld the result.

In a sign of a deepening rift among Shi'ite clerics, the Assembly of Qom Seminary Scholars and Researchers also called for the release of Iranians arrested in protests after the hardline president was declared winner of the June 12 vote.

"Other candidates' complaints and strong evidence of vote-rigging were ignored ... peaceful protests by Iranians were violently oppressed ... dozens of Iranians were killed and hundreds were illegally arrested," said a statement published on the Assembly's website. "The outcome is invalid."

I wonder what if anything will happen if Iran falls again to another revolution? I wonder if it will move in a pro-westerly way or if they will help the region rid the earth of fascists?

Steve McNair, dead, 36, lead poisoning

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Shot twice in the head and two more times in the chest, former NFL quarterback Steve McNair was the victim of a homicide, police declared Sunday. But authorities wouldn't say it was a murder-suicide — even with his 20-year-old girlfriend dead at his feet from a single bullet.

McNair had been dating Saleh Kazemi for several months, and Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron said Sunday that a semiautomatic pistol was found under her body. She was shot in the head.

Horrible loss. I can't wait for the Law and Order: Criminal Intent paralleling this in the coming season.