Thursday, October 30, 2008
I've long had this idea that if you vote in the primaries you should be handed a FAST PASS ticket that allows you to move to the front of the line during November elections. If you vote during off-year elections you also get a danish.
NOTE: I voted today (10/31) and they had ten or twelve voting machines. The earlier report of two was based on a statement by a coworker who had supposedly been over for a look. BTW, you can vote tomorrow and until noon on Monday at the City County building but be sure to bring a book and a Disguise-A-Hammock.
You have to pinch yourself – a Marxisant radical who all his life has been mentored by, sat at the feet of, worshipped with, befriended, endorsed the philosophy of, funded and been in turn funded, politically promoted and supported by a nexus comprising black power anti-white racists, Jew-haters, revolutionary Marxists, unrepentant former terrorists and Chicago mobsters, is on the verge of becoming President of the United States. And apparently it’s considered impolite to say so. Melanie Phillips
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The public schools my sons attend will be taking a break from shoving unproven environmental dogma down their throats to have two half days for parent teacher conferences. Today all the parents have to wake up their kids and the bus drivers have to dump all those carbon atoms into the atmosphere so that the kids was make the reverse trip three hours later. In the afternoon are a half day of parent teacher conferences. Tomorrow they do the same thing except my elementary school son will be watching a movie for his three hours and there are no conferences for my middle school son.
Leaving alone the hypocrisy of the enviro-stance, the governmental waste is sickening and common sense is tossed to the wolves. Why not have the kids (gasp) go for a full day of school today, a full REGULAR day where they might learn something, and then have all day off tomorrow for a full day of conferences.
In addition to kids having an extra day of book larnin' and not having all those durned pollutants from automobiles working taxpayers, em, working parents have the added bonus of only having disruption to their work schedule and having to find babysitting for one day instead of two.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
There isn't much out there but there is a bit. So here's what I've got... judge for yourself (I'm crackin' myself up here!)
Jon Olinger is certified Code Blue, meaning he was and is against the wasteful proposed $500,000,000 the school board tried to ram down our throats by spending over $400,000 on an outside consultant to teach them how to make this bitter medicine slide easily down the throats of the voters. His main opponment, Becky Hill, is spending $20,000 to get elected to this $2,000 per year job. Olinger is spending $5,000. Construction contacts, anyone?
Evert Mol and Don Schaab - two solid Code Blue school board candidates.
John Pierce - A major code yellow proponent. Vote for this guy and you'd better start warming up your check writing hand.
Randall Shepard, Thomas Fisher, and Brent Dickson where appointed by Republican Governor Robert Orr. Carr Darden and Theodore Boehm were appointed by Democrat Evan Bayh. Darden is a member of the left-leaning NAACP. I could find nothing else on decisions or non-legalesque memberships.
A bit more meat here.
Dan Heath - ruled in favor of the city that they had the right to take private property in order to build, um, other private property that would generate greater income (taxes). In this case it was for the Harrison Square hotel. Nice hotel we've got... Of course like everyone else he's running unopposed so we can't vote him out but at least you can withhold your vote if you wish.
"Druley argued in court the city could not take his land for the benefit of a for-profit hotel, but Allen Superior Judge Dan Heath and the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled in the city’s favor. The State Supreme Court decided not to hear the case in early 2001, and Druley decided to sell for an undisclosed price. The property’s assessed value is about $908,000, according to county records." more
Stanley Levine - I found a handful of articles on him ruling that the health dept did not have to disclose which child care center had found e.coli. Meh.
John Surbeck - This guy needs to be thrown out on his occipital lobe.
"A Wisconsin man will serve eight years in prison for molesting a 5-year-old girl and soliciting a 13-year-old girl. In May, Ryan Smigelski, 18, was brought back to Indiana to face charges of child molesting and child solicitation. Allen Superior Court Judge John F. Surbeck gave Smigelski a 10-year sentence for one molestation count, with four years suspended. A separate, two-year sentence on another molestation charge will be served concurrently with the first. Smigelski also received a two-year sentence for child solicitation."
"A man will spend two years in jail on charges of sexual misconduct with a minor. Allen Superior Court Judge John F. Surbeck sentenced Mario A. Borroel to two years on the misconduct charge Monday. A separate charge of criminal deviate conduct was dismissed after the jury failed to reach a verdict. Borroel was arrested after being accused of molesting a 15-year-old boy who reportedly drank himself to sleep at a motel party in August."
Molest a child and get six years. The child gets a lifetime of mental anguish.
Fran Gull - seems pretty on the ball from what little I could find. She gets my vote!
Stephen Sims - another one for the dumpster.
"The 15-year-old boy who molested a 7-year-old girl at Franke Park Day Camp will spend an indeterminate amount of time on probation. In a brief hearing Friday, Allen Superior Judge Stephen Sims said he read the teen’s psychological-sexual report, and he did not believe Jean-Paul Lepley Herber would likely commit the crime again. He also said the teen’s parents scored above average on a test designed to determine their parenting ability." more
On the last page there is a question only a lawyer could craft:
"Should the assessing duties of the elected township assessor in the township be transferred to the county assessor?"
Here I'm torn. Mitch Daniels is in favor of combining these offices, stating that it would reduce cost (at least of those price executive positions) and create greater consistency in assessing. For smaller counties this was done automatically but since we're big in the britches we get to vote.
On the other hand I like nothing more than to see two government agencies duke it out, getting little work done because government is at it's best when it's not doing anything.
But unless I hear more I'll vote for this one. That infighting still costs taxpayer money.
First go here or here to find out your precinct number.
Then click this to find out the ballot style number. Mine is 32! WHOO HOO!
Then find your ballot style here.
Easy as pie!
Hey, if anyone knows if Justice Randall T. Shepard, Justice Theodore Boehm, Justice Brent Dickson, Judge Carr Darden or Judge Thomas Fisher should or should not be retained in office, drop me a line! Also if you have information on if you have info on if the "assessing duties of the elected township assessor in the township be transferred to the county assessor" I'd love to know.
Monday, October 27, 2008
I just signed up here to get my converter box coupons from the government. They will be mailed out on November 14. It's going to take this government agency THREE WEEKS to mail out two coupons, something that should be a no-brainer process. I don't even want to know what this is costing us (your $40 coupon actually costs $75 to mail out and reimburse the seller) or how much cheaper this could be handled by some coupon processor in Des Moines.
And people want to turn our health care system over to the imbeciles?!?!?
Segregation was supported mostly by Southern Democrats in office, not the Republicans.
Social Security is not an invention of FDR but rather Otto Von Bismark, a late 1800s German socialist pioneer, who devised it as a way to pacify the public so that he could politically enslave people... and that they would be enslaved by their own choice.
Just throwin' out facts.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
[That's because the can't truthfully criticize the content of McCain's ads]
WASHINGTON – John McCain, has been saying about him.says he can't imagine saying about an opponent some of the things that his Republican rival,
In an interview aired Thursday on CBS' "The Early Show," Obama points to recent charges on the campaign trail that he is "socialistic" and that he "pals around with terrorists."
[Both true... here's one of 'em from the jackarses mouth]
Obama says that the campaign for the White House has been tough — but he adds that he believes there is no equivalence between what his campaign has been doing and what the McCain campaign has been doing. [Because the McCain campaign isn't involved in wholesale voter fraud?]
For his part, McCain has said that his TV ads and automated phone calls about Obama's tax policies and his past relationship with a '60s-era radical have been completely accurate.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
We vote thieves into office and wonder why they rob the bank.
Then Joe Biden says this:
"It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John F. Kennedy... Watch, we're going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis to test the mettle of this guy. I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate, and he's going to need help, and the kind of help he's going to need, he's going to need you, not financially to help him, we're going to need you to use your influence, your influence within the community to stand with him. Because it's not going to be apparent initially, it's not going to be apparent that we're right. Gird your loins. We're going to win with your weapon. God willing, we're going to win but this is not going to be an easy ride."
That is just plain scary.
How quickly did the whole Freddie and Fannie crumble? How fast did the stock market sink? Americans don't fully understand the liberties they lost under Bush's anti-terrorist policies or this recent banking scheme. Big and bad things happen, people panic and want something done NOW! They don't what what, unfortunately, just that SOMETHING is done.
So imagine if Iran starts packing nuclear warheads on their missiles or world finances crumble. Obama has already stated his view on America and the liberals are on record for their disdain and disregard of the United States Constitution.
Sure, call me a whacko or conspiracy theorist but one or two years from now the U.S. could be merging into a U.N.-type world body. I'm not saying that the dollar would be gone (it took Europe many years to agree on a monetary policy destined to fail: the euro) but the groundwork will be laid that would take an enormous effort to reverse.
What would be less popular with Americans that would drag down the polls. "We, your representatives, have decided to dissolve the United States and merge into the ObamaNation because we know better than you." I predict that the sheeple would get angry but would receive another stimulus check and when it came time to vote out these thieves they will have forgotten all about the problem.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Freddie and Fannie began buying up shares of these ultra-risky loans while padding their employment ranks with liberals, many of them ex-Clintonites who flocked there after Clinton left office. It is well documented that Freddie and Fannie contributed boatloads of cash to liberal political figures, Obama being the second from the top of the list despite only being on the take for three years.
Noticing the dangerous condition of Freddie and Fannie George Bush attempted to regulate or stop the problem ELEVEN DIFFERENT TIMES BETWEEN 2001 and 2007 and ANOTHER 18 TIMES IN 2008 BEFORE THE CRASH. But since Freddie and Fannie had become a piggybank for the liberals each attempt was rebuffed.
So now that the house of cards has toppled, a house of cards constructed out of liberal quotas, it's the liberals who are saying this is all Bush's fault and that they have the moral high ground to fix this problem and that you should vote for Obama because McCain (who also warned about Freddie and Fannie multiple times) = Bush and Bush is responsible for our economic problems. And the sheeple of America are buying it.
OBAMA INITIATIVE SAVES ENVIRONMENT
Recently passed legislation is projected to boost fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions of automobiles by tens of millions of pounds per year. Beginning in 2010 any automobile older than ten years old will be prohibited from operation on our nations streets. The public is invited to purchase cars that meet the newer emissions guidelines. Credits will be available for those unable to purchase a newer vehicle that will allow them to make use of the expanded ObamaWheels public transport system. Those wishing to receive a license for classic cars and vehicles older than ten years can purchase a carbon credit offset of $2 per mile. Older vehicles found operating without proper registration will be confiscated. As always these guidelines do not apply to the members of congress, federal employees and their families.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Then I read an excellent discussion on polls.
At least now I can have HOPE that there will be a CHANGE from what the polls predict to what actually happens.
That part that impressed me the most is that the sample group for the polls is mightily out of whack. Instead of asking 50% Democrats and 50% Republicans who they would vote for they instead give things a twist. For instance if Ohio had 35% of people saying they were Democrats in 2004 and 40% saying they were Democrats in 2008 then it only makes sense that this trend should continue and that the sample pool for the 2008 poll should have 46% of those questioned be Democrats. Right? So in this case, if they had 1000 people, 460 of them were self-identified as Democrats, 330 self-identified as Republicans and 200 self-identified as Independents. So the 460 Democrates vote for Obama and the 330 Republicans vote for McCain and the 200 Independents split. The results show 56% of the vote going for Obama and only 43% for McCain, or thereabouts, Obama over McCain by 13 points! Except that the very basis, the pool of participants, was stacked in favor of Obama.
A poll came out today with a headline of Voters souring on McCain, Obama stays steady. Read the article and it sounds pretty conclusive. Click on the Full Poll Results(PDF) link and skip all the way down to page 6. "If the 2008 general election for President where being held today... who would you vote for?" 42% Obama, 44% McCain. A statistical tie.
So why all these headlines of Obama being so far in the lead? Simple insurance. In the case that McCain wins the sheeple who have believed that Obama was and had been clear and away the leader will all then buy the allegation that the election was stolen.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Growing up I frequently saw an ad in Guitar Player magazine for Project Driver, a metal "supergroup" with Rudy Sarzo of Quiet Riot, Tony MacAlpine - some crazy speed guitarist I'd heard lots about but never checked into, and two other guys names Tommy Aldridge and Robert Rock (there's a name for ya) whose credentials didn't mean much then and don't now.
The other day I saw this CD at the library. Was it worth the wait? Um... no.
It's typical 80s hair metal. Loads of screaming lead guitars that run through scales almost as fast as politicians run through your money, big double kick drums, bigger choruses, biggest operatic vocals... you can almost hear the even biggerest hair on these guys. Plus there's some keyboards now and then but never at the same time as the guitars 'cause, like, MacAlpine does the keys and everyone knows you can't play guitars and keyboards at the same time or do multitracking. It is quintessential 80s metal and there's an 80% chance I'll listen to the whole thing before I take it back to the library and return with ABBA's Goldest Greatest.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
-$128 million for manufacturers of car racing tracks (Nascar states, Virginia & North Carolina)
-$10 million to small television and film producers (Los Angeles, California)
-$223 million for fishermen affected by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill
-$6 million for children's wooden arrows (worth at least $200K to Rose City Archery, a company in Myrtle Point, Oregon)
-$192 million on excise taxes for Puerto Rican and Virgin Island rum industry
-$148 million for US wool fabric producers
-$19 billion for companies that do research in the U.S. They get a two-year extension of a tax credit
-$478 million for movie and television producers. A tax incentive is intended to keep production here in the U.S. (union costs intent to keep production out of the U.S.)
-$10 million for businesses that encourage their employees to commute by bicycle
-$149 million for corporations and agriculture producers that donate food
-$49 million for groups that donate books to schools
-$33 million for corporations operating in American Samoa
-$50 million and $100 million to Midwestern states for “disaster relief,” even though crops have recovered extremely well after this year’s flooding
-$322 million for manufacturers of energy-efficient appliances will qualify for up to $250 in federal tax credits for each machine they produce over the next three years
* Not included in the $700 Billion, making this a $880 Billion dump on the American taxpayer.
If this bill was so crucial, so essential to our economy why did it take so much pork to get it passed? For those not in the know, pork money is included to convince an elected official to vote for a bill. "No sir, I won't vote for it." "What about if we give you $10 million for a Toilet Paper Roll museum in your district." "You can count on my vote."
And if this problem has been brewing for over ten years why did it have to be passed IMMEDIATELY? Because the media had worked the public into a frenzy and they had to make their giant power grab while people were panicking, despite the majority of Americans being against it. Yes, there were issues with tight credit for business owners but a much smaller bill could have remedied that.