Saturday, February 27, 2010

Can the chef make me a number 214?

"So sorry. I was supposed to bow to you."
(provisional winner)
Caption Obama

Great Notions

Radical Housing Proposal of the Day
Boned Jello
I've come up with a radical scheme that could possibly work to end the housing crisis:

1) People that can't or won't pay their mortgage lose the house.
2) The banks take the house and sell it to people who can afford it.

There are a few flaws:

1) It doesn't require massive amounts of government money.
2) It doesn't protect people from their mistakes.
3) It doesn't punish responsible people who are patiently waiting for houses to become affordable.
4) It could result in the banks that helped create this mess failing.

In spite of these issues, I believe we should give it a try.  Pedigree, via Doug Ross

Oh yeah, that's what I want ...

I don't think I've ever been gobsmacked by a television commercial like I was with this.  I capped it off  a crime channel last night.  I'm not going to say why it assaulted my sensibilities., because I want to see if y'all see the same thing.

I like my memories better

Drawings from People Who Spent Their
Childhood in Nazi Concentration Camps


I like my memories better

Good-bye how are you?

10 Reasons to Avoid
Talking On the Phone

Boned Jello

No socialized medicine - protect Medicare

Sign of the times

No socialized medicine - protect Medicare

Bullshit Bingo

How to Stay Awake During Obama Speeches:
Play Bullshit Bingo



CNN Poll:
Majority says government
a threat to citizens' rights

Boned Jello
ideological kamikaze

The survey indicates a partisan divide on the question: only 37 percent of Democrats, 63 percent of Independents and nearly 7 in 10 Republicans say the federal government poses a threat to the rights of Americans.
This warms the cockles of my heart, it does.  First,  CNN's finely tuned polling database yielding that result extrapolates to something like 60% from reliable sources.  Second, the  "only 37 percent of Democrats" number, added to those of regular Americans, is formidable.   

Now, the mystery.  More than anything else, it's the specter of gummint grabbing control of  health care that's responsible for those numbers.
Why then have Obamunists adopted a timetable calling for ramming it down our throats within the next six weeks?   That's mid May, a scant 6 months from the mid-term elections?  An act of truly deranged, desperately deranged, people.   Again, ideological kamikaze seems the only answer that suffices.  Blam-blam-blam

Blonde's Password

Boned Jello

20100227 02:08SherryDuring a recent password audit at our company, it was found that a blonde receptionist was using the following password:


When asked why she had such a long password, she said she was told that it had to be at least 8 characters long and include at least one capital.

PS: if AP can do it, so can I!

Sleeping in

Sleeping in here boss

Boned Jello

Baby O

In Passing

In Passing
 I've got your back

Taliban thought we were on run, but the tables have turned
For years the farmers who tend the neatly arranged rows of crops along the river banks have been forced to endure the Taliban's oppressive rule. Few dared challenge the Taliban regime after a group of Afghans who had objected to the Taliban's strict implementation of Islamic law were hanged from a tree.

Taliban Blown Up By Own Bombs
They were racing to plant the IEDs before the Allied offensive Operation Moshtarak. The triggers on the IEDs have become so sensitive the terrorists are accidentally detonating them as they hide them.

Above articles courtesy of the British press.

The Man Who Would Take Murtha's Seat for the GOP
American Thinker: Col. Russell, what do you think about Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brenna saying that we have been too nasty to the Taliban?

Col. Russell: One: I think that it is incredibly, incredibly naïve. A fun quote that always comes to mind when I hear some of these folks talk about counterterrorism and fighting the fight comes from Gen. George Patton, who said basically that they know less about fighting than they do about fornicating.
happyfaceHawaii Birth Index shows no Obama
In response to the evasive denials of my original UIPA request, and the outright claim I has written what I did not write, Miss Janice Okubo admitted to me last week, that microfiches of the Hawaii Birth Index did exist, and that they did not contain the said surnames. 

deficit -2010

Report: 3 key senators propose jettisoning 'cap-and-trade'; favor reducing carbon pollution
Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn,., are planning an alternative to be introduced next month, the Post reported on its Web site. The bill would apply different carbon controls to different sectors of the economy instead of taking a national approach.  A carbon tax could be levied on motor fuel.
Rebuttals To Ryan? We're Still Waiting
It was the Wisconsin congressman who made the most pointed remarks about Obama's reform proposal. For example:
"This bill does not control costs (or) reduce deficits. Instead, (it) adds a new health care entitlement when we have no idea how to pay for the entitlements we already have."

• "The bill has 10 years of tax increases, about half a trillion dollars, with 10 years of Medicare cuts, about half a trillion dollars, to pay for six years of spending. The true 10-year cost (is) $2.3 trillion."

• "The bill takes $52 billion in higher Social Security tax revenues and counts them as offsets. But that's really reserved for Social Security. So either we're double-counting them or we don't intend on paying those Social Security benefits."

• "The bill takes $72 billion from the CLASS Act (long-term care insurance) benefit premiums and claims them as offsets."

• "The bill treats Medicare like a piggy bank, (raiding) half a trillion dollars not to shore up Medicare solvency, but to spend on this new government program."

• "The chief actuary of Medicare (says) as much as 20% of Medicare providers will either go out of business or have to stop seeing Medicare beneficiaries."

• "Millions of seniors who have chosen Medicare Advantage (Medicare through a private insurer) will lose the coverage that they now enjoy."• "When you strip out the double-counting and ... gimmicks, the full 10-year cost of the bill has a $460 billion deficit. The second 10-year cost of this bill has a $1.4 trillion deficit."

• "The 'doc fix' (restoring cuts in Medicare reimbursements) costs $371 billion ... a price tag (that) made the score look bad. (So) that provision was taken out, and (put) in stand-alone legislation. But ignoring these costs does not remove them from the backs of taxpayers. Hiding spending does not reduce spending."

• "Are we bending the cost curve down or are we bending the cost curve up? If you look at your own chief actuary at Medicare, we're bending it up. He's claiming that we're going up $222 billion, adding more to the unsustainable fiscal situation we have."

In response to all this, Obama basically talked up the benefits of Medicare Advantage.