Thursday, August 05, 2010

Social Security Busted

Social Security in the red this year because
Tim Geithner evaded paying his taxes


Boned Jello
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, second from right, speaks about the Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report, Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at the Treasury Department in Washington. Joining him, from left are, Social Security Administration Commissioner Michael J. Astrue, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

choke point

I crack me up

Maybe it's stress, but I just now was clearing my photo chop window when my eye landed on the fragment to the left.  It was only a micro second, sure, but before I married it up with what  was cut out (right) I wondered wtf I was doing.  I'm still laughing. Belly laughing.  God, but I'm easy to please.  I mean that would have been a pretty monstrous thing.

Boned Jello


Noblesse oblige - Pltttttt!

Michelle Antoinette

To be clear, what the Obamas do with their money is one thing; what they do with ours is another. Transporting and housing the estimated 70 Secret Service agents who will flank the material girl will cost the taxpayers a pretty penny.


Let me eat the cake too

poetry and stuff

Dead English Poet Update

Most of us have read a poem titled "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" by Christopher Marlowe. Pretty standard stuff for English Lit and Fine Arts majors. Used to be ubiquitous in AP and Honors English classes in most high schools, too. Easy to Google if you don't remember it or never read it.

Well, I heard someone quoting it this afternoon while I was trying to take a nap during a pleasant afternoon rain.  Naturally I decided to update the silly thing. Here's my modern version (one extra stanza . . . just COULDN'T leave out Islam, now could I):

Boned Jello
    The Pompous Congressman to His Constituent

    Come vote for me for goodness' sake
    That I might all the taxes take
    To spend on trips and luxuries
    In ways you might call fantasies.

    And I will sit left of the aisle
    To doze and harumph all the while
    The sham assemblage congregates
    And pork and kickback legislates. [continueed]

Learning Center

Bad Judges

Jurist Nullification

When a judge/court rules that duly passed legislation is "unconstitutional,"  that judge is effectively saying:
The people responsible for passing this law are [choose one:] racist; bigots; narrow minded dewberries; ignorant dickweeds; domestic terrorists; uneducated curs; not as brilliant as me.   I am therefore duty-bound to save the Republic for the minority who don't like this legislation. 
You're welcome.

In this democratic republic of ours, it's wrong to say judges are unelected.  When someone as woeful as Elena Kagan is appointed to the highest court in the land, she's there by the grace of the people who empowered her appointer.  It follows then, that should any society find itself in thrall of a vile and malevolent majority, no judge can save it.  If that's not the case, no judge has reason to try.

I thougt it was MFCS

A short spelling lesson:


1.    The last four letters in "American"  =  I Can

2.    The last four letters in "Republican" = I Can

3.    The last four letters in "Democrats" =  Rats

End of Lesson.

Test to follow in November.

Tom Mann

Plug The Hole

"Stimulus?"

The Broken Window Fallacy


Via Newsbusters:

Liberals are constantly insisting that government spending will stimulate the economy and create lots of jobs. Here is all you need to know to realize how wrong that theory is:

Lock and Load - onliest thing left

People at the liquor store are saying, "Well one good thing Rodge, there can't possibly be any more examples of Liberal perfidy left to make me want to stab myself in the liver."
Oh Really?

In fact, this alleged [Anchor Baby]  right derives only from a footnote slyly slipped into a Supreme Court opinion by Justice Brennan in 1982. You might say it snuck in when no one was looking, and now we have to let it stay.  [The She]

Don't stop the presses ...

Cash Strapped Union Lobby Gets Bailout
'Nuff said

Congress is poised to extend a taxpayer-funded lifeline to cash-strapped states after the Senate  on Wednesday advanced another round of $26 billion in stimulus spending for teachers and health care, and House Democrats said they will break their six-week summer vacation to return to Washington to vote on it next week.

Facing pressure from public employee labor unions and state budget officials, Democrats are rushing to get the money in the pipeline before the school year begins, and have painted the new stimulus spending as a key ingredient to fight unemployment.


Boned JelloSTFU BRAT!

Kanan, Barry's Gatekeeper

Well,well, well
 
Not that Barry Soetoro needs additional  reason
to appoint a uniquely unqualified Shariah Law advocate
 to the highest court in the land, but .... .

She was the solicitor general for all the suits against him filed with the Supreme Court to show proof of natural-born citizenship ...  All of the requests were denied of course ... God help and deliver us.

Boned Jello


What?  Newly interested in why Obamunists are so fearful of this topic that they employed their most powerful weapon -- name calling?   Peruse my stash for helpful links.

ASIDE:  I am joined in the birther watch by my eldest son, Rodger, the Real Prince of France, who feeds me current links.