Thursday, July 22, 2010

Over civilized?

Buncha Big Fat Over-Lawyered Pussies
Yes, us.

I watched a crime show today.  A woman, we'll call her Helen, was accused of killing her employer, the owner of a nursing home.  This is a partial list of the evidence they had against  her.
  1. She had just delivered  a child by Cesarean birth, but went back to work the next day.
  2. The nursing home administrator, it was discovered she'd been embezzling the crap out of it, and the employer had been looking at the books.  Ruh-roh.
  3. Witnesses saw a woman matching Helen's description trying to set a car on fire by wicking the gas tank.
  4. They chased her for a bit before going back to put put the fire before the car exploded.
  5. They said the women was carrying a small package in one arm, and holding her abdomen as she ran.
  6. Inside the car they found Helen's employer, shot in the head at close range.
  7. The recovered gun belonged to her boyfriend who said had taken it off his bureau that very morning.
  8. The victim's blood was found in the gun barrel.
  9. Helen's clothing tested positive for gun powder.
  10. Helen alibied that she was  shopping at  Target, about 30 minutes away, during the time in question.  Cell phone recorded showed her making a call at the crime scene during that time.
The D.A.didn't want to take it before a jury, because he didn't have an eye witness putting Helen in the car!?!.  He cut a deal for second degree manslaughter.  She'll be out of prison in 8 years or so.

 This video was made in China, but could have been made anywhere in the USA 50 years ago.  And we liked it that way.

Via Tom Mann, I think.


Geography Class

Prof. El Jefe

How it develops

Critical Thinking

We need help. , and God says "help yourrself."

Media Crime

Boned Jello

Journolist is the journalistic equivalent of  Climolist, the e-mail server through which climatologists discussed cooking data to  support spurious claims of  man caused global warming (now cooling).  Here, Chairman Ann expands our knowledge about the Journo-niks.
As we now know from the Journolist list-serv, where hundreds of liberal journalists chat with one another, and which was leaked to Daily Caller this week, journalists cry "racism" whenever they need to distract from bad news for Obama. (Ironically, this story did not make headlines.)

When the Rev. Jeremiah Wright scandal broke during the 2008 campaign, the first response of Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent was to demand that they start randomly picking conservatives -- "Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares -- and call them racists."

Ackerman, frequent guest on MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show," continued on Journolist:

"What is necessary is to raise the cost on the right of going after the left. In other words, find a rightwinger's [sic] and smash it through a plate-glass window. Take a snapshot of the bleeding mess and send it out in a Christmas card to let the right know that it needs to live in a state of constant fear. Obviously I mean this rhetorically."
I like Ackerman, because he understands this is a death struggle, and anything goes.  Obama exhibits the same in-your-face attitude.

The nation is in the grips of an organized socialist mafia.  We need  some "Untouchables" with guns and warrants.  If their motto is "Pass legislation while you can, and fix it later," ours should be be "shoot first and then shoot them again to make sure."  In a literary sense, of course.

Boned Jello


Some of them ...

Boned Jello

Attentive mother, not

Mother of the Week

Zip Tie Escape

How to Escape from Zip Ties

                          Don M

Union Job Killers

Union Shops Driving Down
Job Growth, Critics Warn

Lee Ohanian, a professor of economics at UCLA, recently finished a study at the American Enterprise Institute that examined what would happen if the U.S. returned to unionization levels of the 1970s. He said the numbers wouldn't be good for economic recovery.

"My estimates suggest (we) could lose perhaps 5 million jobs and lose about 500 billion worth of GDP if unionization returned to levels we had in the 1970s and if new union members were able to command the 15 percent wage premium that historically is applied to union membership. So we would have a much sicker economy than we have right now."

Boned Jello

I couldn't believe that Yahoo actually featured the headline, and gave a link to the article..... given its usual pro-administration spin.

Miracle of miracles.... but I guess, in the long run, you just can't ignore facts.

Cuzzin Ricky

Hidden Legislation

Respect My Authoritah!
Those already outraged by the president's health care legislation now have a new bone of contention -- a scarcely noticed tack-on provision to the law that puts gold coin buyers and sellers under closer government scrutiny.  Gold Coin Sellers Angered by New Tax Law

Boned Jello

During the the Senate Ethics Committee's "Keating Five" investigation  in late 1989, Alan Cranston absented himself after claiming he was being treated for cancer ( miraculously cured when the hearings ended). At some point a legislative aide, testifying in Cranston's behalf, casually admitted that she, and other staffers, would routinely change, insert and otherwise "clarify" enacted  legislation during the conference committee that reconciled differences in House and Senate versions. *Gasps*  Big hub-bub ensued, most likely, in retrospect,  for the benefit of the C-Span audience.¹ 

That this could happen was news to me, and begged the question, "How in hell are we to know what laws that govern our behavior  were actually debated and voted on, and which were casually inserted by some staffer with a yen?"  The 10 million pages, or so,  that comprise the Obamacare legislation,  prolly contains hundreds of little treasures like the gold buyer tax.   We'll find out what they are when the IRS sends the penalty notice.

 Am I the only person seething over this, and other corrupt practices by our gummint?  I think not.  Here's a "fix" that is better than many alternatives that involve bloodshed.  Sunset every single law after 10years.  I mean every law. If it's worthwhile, it will be reintroduced and reenacted.  Most will not.  I have a groinal tingle just thinking about it; you do too, wot?

¹  Don't go looking for verification of  the Cranston story.  Democrats  had the investigation transcripts  sealed, so I can, like congress, just make stuff up.  (But I didn't)