Saturday, December 18, 2010

Cops Gone Wild

Tom Mann
More Maryland Joy

Red Flagged

Socialized Medicine
When I was young I us'd to wait
    On 'ol massa and hand him his plate;
    And when some tried to comm-ify
    I'd brush away dat blue lip fly.

Hundreds of thousands of NHS patients are being denied routine procedures as dozens of trusts cut back on surgery, scans and other treatments in order to save money, a Daily Telegraph investigation has found.Trusts around the country are refusing to pay for operations ranging from hip replacements, to cataract removal and wisdom tooth extraction. Patients denied treatment ...
Blue Lip Fly
Just one more of  10,000 reasons why the United States should never pass ... .  Oh. Right. Nevermind.

A 1920's Christmas

to the1920's

1920's Christmas

Classic '20s storefront! This is the Sport Mart at 1303 F St. N.W., Dec. 1923 in Washington D.C.  Go HERE for more, and high-res blowups.  I'm prolly the only one here who actually remembers shopping here back then.  Bought my first wife one of them perculators for a buck-fifty. 

Chicago Boyz

ASSaulting our senses

Government Trick #172

Looking for love in all the wrong places


a critical mass of Americans
still have the values ...

Whatever it takes!

I’m reasonably confident that we remain the best placed large society on earth to make the right moves. Our culture of enterprise and risk-taking is still strong; a critical mass of Americans still have the values and the characteristics that helped us overcome the challenges of the last two hundred years.

But the biggest roadblock today is that so many of America’s best-educated, best-placed people are too invested in old social models and old visions of history to do their real job and help society transition to the next level. Almost everywhere one looks in American intellectual institutions there is a hypertrophy of the theoretical, galloping credentialism and a withering of the real. Those who run our government agencies, our universities, our foundations, our mainstream media outlets and other key institutions cannot at this point look the future in the face.
[Walter Russell Mead  cont ]


Ann Coulter

RE Ann Coulter
Classified information is valuable government property.

Boned Jello

As a public service I have to mention Ann Coulter's recent column LIKE A CONDOM, THE FIRST AMENDMENT CAN'T ALWAYS PROTECT YOU.  In case you missed it.

I adore Ann because, during my 13 year love affair with her, she has always gone in with claws extended, and with but a single exception has always backed her assertions with facts, citations, and delivered them using impeccable logic and common sense.  Here she does what nobody else I've seen has done (which is not to say nobody has); she cuts Eric Holder's
Assange meat for him.

Boned Jello
President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder will be getting around to WikiLeaks' proprietor, Assange, just as soon as they figure out which law the New Black Panthers might have violated by standing outside a polling place with billy clubs.

These legal eagles are either giving the press a lot of disinformation about the WikiLeaks investigation or they are a couple of Elmer Fudds who can't find their own butts without a map.

Since Holder apparently wasn't watching Fox News a few weeks ago, I'll repeat myself and save the taxpayers the cost of Holder's legal assistants having to pore through the federal criminal statutes starting with the A's.

Read on if the specifics of  18 U.S.C. 793(e) and 18 USC 641 are important to you, but they say that Assange "Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both."


Ted still gouging taxpayers

Dead Man Gouges Taxpayers
Bay State pols U.S. Sen. John Kerry and U.S. Rep. Edward Markey had sought another $30 million this year, only to see it get slashed down to $8.5 mil- lion as an anti-earmark tide swept over Capitol Hill.
Boned Jello

The founding president of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate yesterday said he is giving up on seeking federal funds for the legacy project, $30 million short of the total the institute has requested from Congress.

“We had this request in and we felt that either we get it this year or we don’t, and we’re not going to go back,” said Peter Meade, president of the institute. “I doubt we’re going back to ask for any more.

Boned Jello
The additional taxpayer funds would have been used toward the endowment and to create a civics course!  How nice.  But what sort of civics would be taught in an institution named after a man who engaged with the Soviet Union in a clandestine plot to undermine President Ronald Reagan's administration?  I propose instead $1 million to exhume Ted's corpse once a year to make sure the sumbitch is still dead. [Full Story]