Friday, September 04, 2009

manufactured crisis

Banking Crisis???
I guess that depends on what you call a crisis.
I found that little goodie at IBD, where I seem to find a lot of good things.

Pork Flu and a C__T

Climate Change Oops!

Global Unpantsing
 CA.GOV is the California Climate Change Portal.  Featured on the front page are graphics (above) showing Greenland's surface ice melt in the years 1992, 2002, and 2005.  Don't know if that's prediction, or what they claim is  fact.  Don't matter.  The rollover is a Google Earth satellite shot of Greenland taken as we speak, more-or-less. Speaks for itself, and Goreons everywhere.  (Via FreeRepublic)


this means something. and it ain't something good.

Bring Out The Dead

Sentenced to death on the NHS
Patients with terminal illnesses are being made to die prematurely under an NHS scheme to help end their lives, leading doctors have warned.

 The famous scene from the 1975 film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" was as good a depiction as any of how Britain's National Health Service operates in the early 21st century, as described by London's Daily Telegraph:
Via Bestoftheweb

Hypocrit you-know-who

Lawyer Reform

A Doctor's Plan for Legal Industry Reform
My modest proposal to rearrange how lawyers do business.

Sleazy Lawyer

 A plan that would find virtually zero dissent, outside of lawyers and their bitches (lawmakers)
Following are highlights of a proposed bill authorizing the dismantling of the current framework of law practice and instituting socialized legal care:

• Contingency fees will be discouraged, and eventually outlawed ...

• Legal Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), " Each potential legal situation will be assigned a relative value, and charges limited to this amount.  ...

• Legal "death panels." Over 75? You will not be entitled to legal care for any matter. ...

• Ration legal care. One may need to wait months to consult an attorney. ...

• Physician controlled legal review. This is potentially the most exciting reform, with doctors leading committees for determining the necessity of all legal procedures and the fairness of attorney fees....

• Discourage/eliminate specialization. Legal specialists with extra training and experience charge more money, contributing to increased costs of legal care, making it unaffordable for many. This reform will guarantee a selection of mediocre, unmotivated attorneys but should help slow rising legal costs. Big shot under indictment? Classified National Archives documents down your pants? Sitting president defending against impeachment? Have FBI agents found $90,000 in your freezer? Too bad. Under reform you too may have to go to the government legal shop for advice.

• Electronic legal records. We should enter the digital age and computerize and centralize legal records nationwide. All files must be in a standard, preferably inconvenient, format and must be available to government agencies. ...

• Ban legal advertisements. Catchy phone numbers such as 1-800-LAWYERS would be seized by the government and repurposed for reporting unscrupulous attorneys.

• New government oversight. Government overhead to manage the legal system will include a cabinet secretary, commissioners, ombudsmen, auditors, assistants, czars and departments.

• Collect data about the supply of and demand for attorneys.Create a commission to study the diversity and geographic distribution of attorneys, with power to  ....

• Lawyer Reduction Act (H.R. -3200). A self-explanatory bill that not only decreases the number of law students, but also arbitrarily removes 3,200 attorneys from practice each year. Textbook addition by subtraction. [The lovely details]
Marc Miller

Captain Obvious

Yes Virginia,
There is a Captain Obvious

Captain Obvious

Alaska Treats

Caught Tuesday ...

 Nice having friends in Alaska.  Have four countinng RAK. In this instance, Hucker's friend - and the family's - Jason.  Flew in to visit with the Huck and brought me about 4 pounds of Salmon (fresh and smoked).  Stand-up Boner! 

Interesting kid, Jason.  He moved from MD and landed in AK, with no money to speak of.  Built himself a tree house and lived in it for several years while working as a disk jockey in one of those 10 watt stations, like in Northern Exposure. Huck gave him an i Pod with about 2 million songs (everyone purchased), and Jason set to playing them all along with saying whatever he felt like saying.  He was the number one rated show in wherever the hell he was.  You gotta love that spirit.  And the Salmon, which costs about as much as silver, but tastes better.

Several years ago another AK friend sent me (overnight FED-EX)  about 20 pounds of salmon he caught. We had a dinner party, and still had salmon up the arse.  Put it in the garage freezer.  Went in a few days later and the garage smelled like a dead cat.  Raccoons opened the freezer and pulled that salmon out. What they didn't eat was by now crawling with maggots. Still tasted pretty good though. 

Shelia Jackson Leecompoop

Self Defense?
Is it possible to be racist about a racist?
They Call the Wind M'Ry-ah

I report, you decide.
Claim:   A Congresswoman called for hurricanes to be given African-American names.

Status:   True.

Example:   [Collected via e-mail, 2006]

Well, it appears our African American friends have found something else to be pissed about. A black congresswoman (this would be Sheila Jackson Lee, of Houston) reportedly complained that the names of hurricanes are all Caucasian-sounding names.

She would prefer some names that reflect African-American culture such as Chamiqua, Woeisha, and Jamal. I can hear it now: A black weatherman in Houston saying ...

"Wordup, Muthas! Herr-i-cane Chamiqua be headin' fo' Galveston like Leroy on a crotch rocket! Bitch be a category fo'! So, turn off dem chitlins, grab yo' chirren, leave yo crib, and head fo' de nearest FEMA office fo yo FREE shit!"

Origins:   This racist take on a Congresswoman's actual comments began circulating on the Internet in September 2005, possibly as a reaction in kind to widespread negative characterizations of African-Americans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

The practice of bestowing given names upon hurricanes began in 1953 when the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) started naming tropical storms after women. That organization
If you decided this was racist, you were wrong.  It's a parody of a racist.

Moveon. Assholes

It's ON!
Commie Left Draw First Blood girlyman flees scene after biting man's finger off

 Allah Pundit validates what we know too well, or as SondraK says - "every friggin day! "
Too many Democratic congressmen behaving like jackasses for bloggers to keep up anymore

I’ve started three different posts today about some lefty rep acting like an A-hole only to be sidetracked by a newer, even more egregious incident of A-holishness. So let’s be efficient and consolidate before the next one comes down the pike. First ... [continued]
To save trees, let me use the leftover paper here for this Moveon.Org item.  A few weeks ago (Aug 16) on Meet the Press,  cloistered media activist Rachel Maddow denied that created an ad comparing president George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler.  Here.

Keep your hands off my kids Zero

The Nays of Texas Are
Upon You Captain Zer0

America come to its senses?


You Can't Fix Stupid
"Sure Wish Somebody Would Invent Something To Keep The Sun Out Of My Eyes."

Linda SoG

Bad Judges

" ... why a court has the power to decide whether someone's religious views are too extreme?"
depicted - bad judge
 This isn't about home schooling.  This isn't about releigious views.  This is about a New Hampshire judge using a family dispute to set a very ugly precedent.
  A New Hampshire court ordered a home-schooled Christian girl to attend a public school this week after a judge criticized the "rigidity" of her mother's religious views and said the 10-year-old needed to consider other worldviews as she matures.
The judge did have the option of telling the parents to work it out themselves, and should have.