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03 Jul

A slap in the face to all Americans

Hurry up January 2009. With Bush issuing a commuted the sentence of “Scooter”, I have gone from having a negative opinion of this sham of a government to weighing my options for leaving the country. Combined with all the other ways Dubya has flaunted that he’s above the law, to have made the comment “I […]

28 Jun

One more thing

There’s a rant I have building about something I call Industrial Terrorism. Of course, the government will claim this doesn’t occur, and that we need to focus on Homeland Security to keep America Safe. I say we need to focus on it to keep America EMPLOYED. The government seems to be so worried about attacks […]

16 May

A new way to get your workout in.

The Mayo Clinic invents the “Treadmill Desk” which, if used properly, can assist in losing up to 66 pounds a year.

30 Apr

You think liberals are bad?

From CNN.com: On Sunday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Bush will not sign any war spending bill that penalizes Iraq’s government for failing to make progress. Lacking the votes to override a veto, the Democratic-led Congress is considering a revised plan to pay for the war while requiring Iraq to meet benchmarks for progress. […]

10 Apr

It makes you stop and think.

You know, there was a large hoopla about how the government was attempting to manipulate elections by lowering gas prices to encourage people to vote Republican, and then, when it didn’t work out, the gas prices went back up again. The only thing I’ll say on the matter is this: If it truly is cyclic […]

30 Mar

Thoughts on taxes

At first I thought this was funny…then I realized the awful truth of it. Be sure to read all the way to the end! Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table At which he’s fed. Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes Are the rule.

30 Mar

This got me thinking!

Thanks to Moonglow who passed this on, and got me thinking this morning, while my blog was inaccessible. Like a lot of folks in this state, I have a job. I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as they see fit. In order to get that paycheck. […]

29 Mar

It’s a dark day…

CNN says beef prices on the rise, mainly due to an increase in the demand for ethanol, produced by corn, with provides less reasonably priced feed for livestock. Then why the HELL are gas prices nearing their record high again? Fuel prices went up due to the conversion to Ethanol. Now, a slight hiccup in […]

15 Mar

I am ashamed of the way…

…my government treats those who fought to preserve our freedom. I know from Caterwauling the damage that was done that took her Grandfather from her too soon. I know the bullshit that is going on with my own father. Then there’s this, from CNN: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 VA hospital turned away suicidal vet, family […]

09 Mar

An open question to the City of Hampton.

I haven’t received my assessment yet on my house that I have owned, basically, since 1997. From 2000 to 2006, however, your assessment of my property has caused my taxes to jump 60%. My pay, in that same period of time, has increased 11%. With energy (electricity, natural gas) costs higher than ever before as […]

03 Mar

Give me an effin break

CNN reports: Bush flies to offer comfort to tornado victims President Bush is en route to Alabama and Georgia to visit survivors of Thursday’s deadly storms. Bush said Friday he will make the trip “knowing full well that I’ll be seeing people whose lives were turned upside down by the tornadoes. I’ll do my very […]

28 Feb

3 Things to Think About

Three things to think about: 1. COWS 2. THE CONSTITUTION 3. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS COWS Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that our government can track a cow born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she sleeps in the state of Washington and they tracked […]

20 Feb

Your insanity of the day

From here: http://news.com.com/Electric+Slide+on+slippery+DMCA+slope/2100-1030_3-6156021.html?tag=nefd.top ‘Electric Slide’ on slippery DMCA slope ‘Electric Slide’ on slippery DMCA slope The inventor of the “Electric Slide,” an iconic dance created in 1976, is fighting back against what he believes are copyright violations and, more importantly, examples of bad dancing. Kyle Machulis, an engineer at San Francisco’s Linden Lab, said he […]

06 Feb

Absurd? Very. But there’s rationale behind it.

Click here. Be sure to read it carefully. What it’s basically doing is stating that if fundies want to use the “gay people can’t procreate, so they can’t marry” argument, then ANY marriage must be used for procreation, and if, within 3 years, the couple has not procreated, the marriage is annulled. Makes sense to […]

19 Jul

So, we shouldn’t be conserving.

I got hot under the collar when I read about this program. Actually, there was a lengthy article in the Daily Press (taken from the Chicago Tribune, also printed in the Kansas City Star), where Oregon is testing a program to abolish their gas tax and instead, charge drivers either 1.2 cents per mile driven […]

15 Jul

BB malqoted, Rectify.

I had to laugh when I read the news the other day about our President reporting that the deficit wasn’t as bad as previously reported. Then I gave an involuntary shudder as I remembered George Orwell’s “1984”, and how facts and figures were rewirtted and re-reported so that Big Brother would always appear to be […]

21 Jun

Farkin Hypocritic Asshats

Look what has been disclosed: Senate refuses to raise minimum wage while Congress votes themselves their annual pay raise So let’s compare the American: Minimum wage sits, since 1997, at $5.15 per hour. Leaving a family of 3 $6,000 below the poverty line. We have seen gas prices go up by 140 percent since the […]

07 Jun

Washington DC just doesn’t get it. Period.

Dobbs: Gay marriage amendment sheer nonsense By Lou Dobbs CNN Editor’s note: Lou Dobbs’ commentary appears every Wednesday on CNN.com. NEW YORK (CNN) — President Bush this week urged Congress to pass a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, at a time when the United States faces some of the greatest challenges in our nation’s history. […]

24 May

Ok, what am I missing?

There’s obviously a brouhaha on Capital Hill. Why? Because Angry lawmakers demand FBI return seized documents: Search of congressman’s office unconstitutional, they say Uh, excuse me. Wait one DAMN minute. You’re telling me that you’re above the law? Lawmakers predict a long dispute over the FBI’s search of Jefferson’s office last weekend. Historians say it […]

17 May

Stay OUT of the bedroom, dammit.

You know, I’ve had it with people forcing their morals on other citizens. Take the bullshit happening in Black Jack, Missouri. There are MANY reasons why people choose not to get married. That does not mean that, if they chose to have children, those children are any less loved than if the parents are married. […]

12 May

Death of Civil Liberties

WTF? Why is the NSA collecting a database of US to US calls, including origination number, destination number and length of call? Is it a matter of national security that I call my grandmother three times a week or that the pervert down the street is addicted to 6 1-900/976 calls a day? I think […]

10 Apr

Sweet Jeebus!

Are Americans so stupid as to resort to this? (CNN) — A wrongful death lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of a 6-year-old Michigan boy whose mother died after he called 911 only to be scolded by an emergency operator for playing on the phone. Attorney Geoffrey Fieger said the family of Sherrill Lynn Turner, […]

03 Apr

It was just a matter of time

Sure, you can claim that same-sex marriage and housing is whatever you think. It was just a matter of time before they started going after the unmarried heterosexuals as well. You made your bed. Now deal with it.

27 Mar

It’s a Miracle

Ok, so it ‘s not. But have a laugh, nonetheless.

06 Mar

Gummit Job Avail, no brain needed.

Seems you could work for FEMA or better yet, Homeland Security. CNN reports: For instance, when an envelope with suspicious powder was opened last fall at Homeland Security Department headquarters, guards said they watched in amazement as superiors carried it by the office of Secretary Michael Chertoff, took it outside and then shook it outside […]

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