Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Lobster Scam

But ya gotta act now ..
 ... because you know we can't keep selling lobsters for $75 all day!

The $75 Lobster
(Not Erin!)

Son Hucker just dropped  Baxter the Killer Airedale  off, to help stave off any terrorists what might be lurking about in MoSup's absence.  Here's a tale he told me, that you may benefit by.

Erin gave me a $150 gift certificate from Lobster Gram of Maine last year, and I decided to use it.  I browsed the Lobster Gram website, and made selections that came to just under $150. At checkout I was informed that "Gift Certificates are not applicable to these items."  What?  It's a freaking gift certificate. Bought for $150 cash money! That Lobster Gram has earned interest on for nearly 10 months!  Gak! I went back and selected approved items that came to - wait.  How much do you think a 2 pound lobster costs?  You're not even close.

JTL2J Just The Lobsters with Two 2 lb. Lobsters $106.95

But guess what?  Gift Certificate people don't get the Free Shipping.  Add another $49.72 S&H & it comes to $156.67.  That's  $78.34  per lobster ($39.17 a pound).”

(Me talking now)   Such a deal, wot.?  The prices are clearly stated on their site, so it's caveat emptor matey.  Not accepting your own issued gift certificate, however,  is a loathsome business practice.  Here's the website, in case you're just dying now for a Lobster Gram for your very  own self.  Sheesh.

Democrat Tanking Badly

Blanche Lincoln losing by amazing 56-33 margin

Reuters pulls story

 Reuters Pulls Story on Obama Tax Hike

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Did someone say Democrat Media Complex?  This below, via Drudge, is what was pulled.  The attentive voter already knew everything in the article, but then this government was not put in place by attentive voters, was it?   The real story is a question; why was it pulled? .  Was the news agency pressured by the Administration?   It would be consistent with how they operate. The Obama Administration more closely resembles, in too many ways,  any recent totalitarian government you would care to name, Schickelgrube'rs included, than it does republican government. 

By Terri Cullen Terri Cullen Mon Feb 1, 4:09 pm ET

NEW YORK (Reuters.com) --The Obama administration's plan to cut more than $1 trillion from the deficit over the next decade relies heavily on so-called backdoor tax increases that will result in a bigger tax bill for middle-class families.

In the 2010 budget tabled by President Barack Obama on Monday, the White House wants to let billions of dollars in tax breaks expire by the end of the year -- effectively a tax hike by stealth.

While the administration is focusing its proposal on eliminating tax breaks for individuals who earn $250,000 a year or more, middle-class families will face a slew of these backdoor increases.

The targeted tax provisions were enacted under the Bush administration's Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001. Among other things, the law lowered individual tax rates, slashed taxes on capital gains and dividends, and steadily scaled back the estate tax to zero in 2010.

If the provisions are allowed to expire on December 31, the top-tier personal income tax rate will rise to 39.6 percent from 35 percent. But lower-income families will pay more as well: the 25 percent tax bracket will revert back to 28 percent; the 28 percent bracket will increase to 31 percent; and the 33 percent bracket will increase to 36 percent. The special 10 percent bracket is eliminated.

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Investors will pay more on their earnings next year as well, with the tax on dividends jumping to 39.6 percent from 15 percent and the capital-gains tax increasing to 20 percent from 15 percent. The estate tax is eliminated this year, but it will return in 2011 -- though there has been talk about reinstating the death tax sooner.

Millions of middle-class households already may be facing higher taxes in 2010 because Congress has failed to extend tax breaks that expired on January 1, most notably a "patch" that limited the impact of the alternative minimum tax. The AMT, initially designed to prevent the very rich from avoiding income taxes, was never indexed for inflation. Now the tax is affecting millions of middle-income households, but lawmakers have been reluctant to repeal it because it has become a key source of revenue.

Without annual legislation to renew the patch this year, the AMT could affect an estimated 25 million taxpayers with incomes as low as $33,750 (or $45,000 for joint filers). Even if the patch is extended to last year's levels, the tax will hit American families that can hardly be considered wealthy -- the AMT exemption for 2009 was $46,700 for singles and $70,950 for married couples filing jointly.

Middle-class families also will find fewer tax breaks available to them in 2010 if other popular tax provisions are allowed to expire. Among them:

* Taxpayers who itemize will lose the option to deduct state sales-tax payments instead of state and local income taxes;

* The $250 teacher tax credit for classroom supplies;

* The tax deduction for up to $4,000 of college tuition and expenses;

* Individuals who don't itemize will no longer be able to increase their standard deduction by up to $1,000 for property taxes paid;

* The first $2,400 of unemployment benefits are taxable, in 2009 that amount was tax-free.

We're ready for takeoff

TransMeridian Airlines


My father used to say-
"Please don't
piss on my leg and tell me it's raining."

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Cuzzin RickyToday we are asked not to profile anyone for anything.  Absolutely No Profiling!  Consequently we have become so insulated from reality.
Pause a moment, reflect back, and take the following multiple choice test  These events are actual events from history.. They really happened! Do you remember? 

1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by: 
                                      a. Superman 
                                      b. Jay Leno 
                                      c. Harry Potter 
                                      d. Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40 

2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by : 
                                      a. Olga Corbett 
                                      b. Sitting Bull 
                                      c. Arnold Schwarzenegger 
                                      d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 
3. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by: 
                                      a. Lost Norwegians 
                                      b. Elvis 
                                      c. A tour bus full of 80-year-old women 
                                      d . Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 
4. During the 1980's a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by: 
                                      a. John Dillinger 
                                      b. The King of Sweden   
                                      c. The Boy Scouts 
                                      d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 
5. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by: 
                                      a. A pizza delivery boy 
                                      b. Pee Wee Herman 
                                      c. Geraldo Rivera 
                                      d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 
6. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by: 
                                      a. The Smurfs 
                                      b. Davey Jones 
                                      c. The Little Mermaid 
                                      d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 
7. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens , and a US Navy diver trying to rescue pa ssengers was murdered by: 
                                      a. Captain Kidd 
                                      b. Charles Lindberg 
                                      c. Mother Teresa 
                                      d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 
8. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by: 
                                      a. Scooby Doo 
                                      b. The Tooth Fairy 
                                      c. The Sundance Kid 
                                      d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 
9. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by: 
                                      a. Richard Simmons 
                                      b. Grandma Moses 
                                      c. Michael Jordan 
                                      d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 
10. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by: 
                                      a. Mr. Rogers 
                                      b. Hillary Clinton, to distract attention from Wild Bill's women problems 
                                      c. The World Wrestling Federation 
                                      d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 

11. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by: 

                                      a. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd 
                                      b. The Supreme Court of Florida  
                                      c. Mr Bean 
                                      d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 
12. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against: 
                                      a. Enron 
                                      b. The Lutheran Church   
                                      c. The NFL 
                                      d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 
13. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by: 
                                      a. Bonnie and Clyde   
                                      b. Captain Kangaroo 
                                      c. Billy Graham 
                                      d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40 
No, I really don't see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you?  

So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to profile certain people.. They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret agents who are members of the President's security detail, 85-year old Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winner and former Governor Joe Foss, but leave Muslim Males between the ages 17 and 40 alone lest they be guilty of profiling.                                  

Foot note: Fort Hood Texas ......another Muslim 39 years old killed 13 people and wounded 30 some odd others... Does this fit the profile!
Now our Commander-in-Chief is telling us that the Muslim who attempted to blow up the Northewest/Delta jet on Christmas Day was an isolated incident.                      

Yup, I remember Uncle Bill saying that.  Thank you Cuzzin Ricky.

Female Warriors

 Tanker Crew

They are all so young & cute that they look like a girl scout troop on career day:


Makes me worry about them like my own daughters and nieces. Very humbling to see these young ladies on the front lines of the war.

Hey Juice - is that your daughter? (I know better.  Juice Jr. is a gunner!)

NPR v. Americans

 Today's Hero
American Digest:Just Say No to NPR

What a .... doll

 Never fear, Scott Brown is here!

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Hoder v. Hayden

 The Attorney and the General

I'm sorry I didn't read this WaPost op-ed Sunday, but it's not possible to read everything anymore.  During the Clinton Administration, Janet Reno served more to protect her sponsors than the public.  Eric Holder is worse.  He also has an agenda to fulfill.  Rather than carry coal to Newcastle, here's Andrew McCarthy's damned good account. 
Michael Hayden, the former CIA director, penned a superb op-ed in the Washington Post on Sunday. Succinctly, he tallies the wages of having Attorney General Eric Holder make national-security decisions. Unlike the attorney general, Hayden is a real general, and very much worth heeding. He shows that these decisions have been premised on left-wing political calculations that always shortchange intelligence collection and the pursuit of American interests. Holder’s judgments are not based on what America’s safety requires or on what the law maximally permits U.S. intelligence to do in wartime.  [Continue]

Photo Manners Matters

 Shooting People
 In the good way

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We went on a photo shoot and ended up somewhere we weren't supposed to be. It was white everywhere and we didn't notice we were in a no trespassing area. He saw us and didn't say anything. Then we went to the car and found all 4 tires are flat! I took this from the hip while he was passing after flattening our tires! We paid the price for our mistake, waited for 6 hours in freezing cold until help arrived.
Fascinating account by a professional photographer, about taking pictures of people you see on the street.  I guess it applies to girls on the beach with their husbands, too. Sigh.  Interesting blog.

Expressing Love

In Passing

 In Passing ...
 I'm scared too sweety, but I'm gonna keep looking until I find the truth!

DRUNK DEMOCRATS: Being a Democrat in today's Senate must be tough:
In December Sen. Max Baucus took to the Senate floor, drunk out of his mind.  Now Levin is accusing - no, not  Sen. Carl Levin - Mark Levin, has accused Leaky Lips Leahy of  the same thing.  They need help; the next step in this downward spiral is often suicide. 

Dick Morris: You Want a Prediction Now? We'll Win the House By 10 Seats and Win the Senate by 2

Obama: We Lost Touch with American People Last Year
The Solution? Obama answers questions submitted on YouTube
Hmmm .. what should I ask him first?  I know.  Where's ...

Natural Gas – We Got it Half Right
Carl from Chicago explains market principles that have broad application aside from natural gas.  (1 credit hour). 

Clean Balls NEW - Keep your balls clean 
I'm not kidding.  Thank you RAK

New frontiers in climate change policy
Not a satire: a study suggests ditching school choice would reduce carbon emissions from bus rides

Media Stunned that a Black Woman Could Win Over Limbaugh
STOP DAMMIT! That cuts it.

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Reading the latest banality from the Democrat Media Complex is like watching a home run highlight on SportsCenter.  Except for the outfield wall, they all look the same.  These people, with their minds cloistered in the same left-wing monastery, are incapable of learning.  Nothing changes.  Ever. Hitting them in the head with a bat wouldn't knock any sense into them, but it would at least shut them up.  Permanently, if applied  Capone style.  So sue me.