Monday, April 18, 2011

The Manchurian Queen

Rep. Frank: Administration 'wasting time' with online poker crackdown

Manchuruan Queen
  "What an incredible waste of resources," Frank said in an interview with The Hill regarding last Friday's crackdown, which saw the FBI and Justice Department shut down the three largest online poker sites in what appears to be the largest sting to date on illegal online gambling.

"Go after the people responsible for empty houses, not full houses," Frank added. "I'm not saying violate the law, but to give this priority in law enforcement over some other things I think is a terrible idea and I think the administration is wrong on this."

Okay Barney, that would be you.  X marks the place where I was going to plant the wonderful SNL video,  that raked Bawney over the coals and pinned blame squarely on his puffy shoulders.   Should've been  easy, I've embedded it at least three times before, and just had to find one of them.
  •  Did the Google site search at the top of the page.  "Can't be found"
  • Okay, I went to (Google owned) Blogger internal search - that will find anything.  Nope, items not found.
  •  I did an open Google search;  found several  (Google owned) YouTube  links, but none of them worked (one played, but there was no sound).
  • Sumbitch Google!! I'm not giving up.
Aha! Here it is -  X!!!  Found! One  of the main people people responsible for empty houses (and wallets, and savings, and ... .)

Here's your receipt

We're buying the country;
we want a receipt
April 15th (well, this year, April 18th) gets billed as tax day, it’s actually “purchase the federal government for a year” day. We’re not just spending money. We’re buying something.

And over the last year, the centrist-left think tank Third Way and the center-left journal Democracy have mounted an extraordinary campaign to persuade politicians and the IRS that we should be told what, exactly, we’re purchasing.

The idea is to give each and every taxpayer a receipt.
[Ezra "ya doesn't have to call me Krugman" Klein]
Tax Receipt

Ahem. "Center-left," when used by a Liberal is not quite what anyone else would use. That said, and knowing these guys like I know these guys, I'll guess this "receipt" business appeals to Klein because it shows National Defense costing as much as Social Security, fer chrisake!  Is there anybody who won't see red over that injustice?

Still, I kind of like the idea of letting people see what they're buying.  About half the adults in the country might be shamed to see they haven't paid a red cent for any of this stuff.  Of course, that there right at the end is where the real tale is told.  This is a credit card statement from the Gummint Credit Card Co. It shows you made the minimum payment on your bill. A debt you will never pay off, because the gummint sumbitch is now actually with you everywhere you go, and keeps buying sh*t you don't want, don't need, and for people who, in many cases, shouldn't even be here!

If Ezra really wanted people to enjoy the thrill of buying gummint services, employees would pick up their pay, and move from table to table while each agency took their "share" from your poke.  Prolly cause a tax riot though.  That's why gummint made it illegal to take deductions, personal like.


A berthing tale

  A man and a woman who had never met before, but were married to other people, found themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on a trans-continental train.

Though initially embarrassed and uneasy over shearing a room, they were both very tired and fell asleep quickly; he in the upper berth, she in the lower.

Train Berth
At 1:00 AM, the man leaned down and gently woke the woman saying, Ma'am. I'm so sorry to bother you, but would you be willing to to reach into the closet and get me a second blanket?  I'm awfully cold."

"I have a better idea," she replied. "Just for tonight, let's pretend we're married."

"Wow! Yes, that's a great idea," he exclaimed.

"Good," she replied.  "Get your own f*ing blanket"

After a moment of silence, he farted.

The End

Atlas Shrugged

Guess where I went last night?
The Beach Boys Denny Wilson scores some freebies ...

Boned Jello

Liberal's Assault on American Identity

The Assault on American Identity and Cohesion

  At the end of the book, the authors describe a commemoration that was held at the Alamo in 1999. There were thousands of people there–one attendee they noticed was “an Anglo graduate student from the University of Texas, filled with passionate intensity…plain, metal-rimmed glasses rested down on his nose, and his goatee was trimmed a la Leon Trotsky.”

Assault on American Identity and Cohesion
They also noticed a Hispanic family with three girls ages 8 to 12. The father, a CPA with a Wharton degree, photographed his family in front of the limestone walls of the chapel and told them briefly about the Alamo, telling the girls that “it stood for courage and integrity, virtues they needed to cultivate in their own lives.”

At that point, the Anglo graduate student arrived at the chapel door. He asked, “Why are you even here today? Don’t you know what this place stands for? It represents the rape and destruction of your people.” [Full- Chicago Boyz]


Horry Carp!

Tom Mann

Don't Cross Me

Testing the CB-150 $10 Crossbow Pistol

It took two burly manly men to string it.  The darts are sharp as hell.  Why it wouldn't penetrate cardboard is beyond me; maybe it needs to hit absolute tip-on.  The ricochet did hurt,  This deal would serve as a useful deterrent, believe me.  Staring down the barrel of this is every bit as intimidating as a pistol.  It's worth $10.