Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Like. So?

Like me.  Please?

Can we talk about 'me' for a minute?  Yes, I believe that we can. 

Yes.  Yes, we can.  

No, I'm not talking about President Obama (yet), I'm talking about me, you know, 'me' as in, "The guy writing this".  I've made a concious effort to stay away from the President over the past several weeks because well, most of the stuff coming from the President is, in a word, 'uncomfortable' to write about.  

Before you go 'there' saying that I never have a nice word for the President, I will tell you that the words he spoke (read) regarding the shootings in Colorado were appropriate, well-crafted, and necessary.  Kudos Mr. President - well read. 

Kumbaya.

Okay, 'warm and fuzzy' housekeeping done for the day, let's talk about me, and the things which wake me up at night. 




(The following post has 'almost' nothing to do with Clowns in the sewers, giant spiders, or Stephen King - and in case you're wondering, yes, the family watched "It" last week on DVD.  It was more frightening when I was younger.  And, the book was MUCH better than the small screen version of it.  Oh, and BONUS! a re-make is going into production shortly.  Yes, Hollywood has the MOST imaginative people in the World!!!  Hey, who's up for Iron Man 3, 4 & 5?)

Earlier this week I heard that some group (AWTMTOTH - "Americans With Too Much Time On Their Hands", or something similar) put out a poll regarding Mitt Romney's and President Obama's "Likeability".  As I tried to get back to sleep at 4:13am this ditty continued dancing at the edge of my sleep-deprived mind.  I kept thinking that I heard about this before, but when, or where, I couldn't remember.  

So, as often happens on nights / mornings such as this, I threw the sheets back, realized that my legs were gnawed off below the knees (oops, sorry, an "It" flashback), swung my intact legs off the side of the bed, tripped over the dog, and made my way down here - to the Lower Sanctum of Stately Kane Manor.  Then, alone, I journeyed to the place where all knowledge is kept - Al Gore's Internet.

The winner in the "Likeability Index" Google search result as it turns out is Nielsen.  Nielsen, as in, the Advertising Organization which tracks such things as 'Likeability Index' of ads. 

But, we're talking about two guys running for President, right?  Since when does an Advertising Metric apply to a Presidential Campaign?

Thanks for asking!  Here's the date...

April 13, 2012, The Financial Times:  Obama is Betting on the 'Likeability Factor'

From the moment Obama entered the national scene, he was blessed with the cool factor.

He was a hip, articulate African-American politician who played pick-up basketball with his closest buddies and brought  crowds to their feet in tears with inspiring speeches promising a better tomorrow.  

...

THE LIKEABILITY FACTOR
Obama beats Romney by 3 to 1 or better on the likeability index, and that’s not likely to change no matter what Romney does between now and the November election to polish his public image. In a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, Obama drubbed Romney, 54 percent to 18 percent,  when people were asked whom they viewed as more “easygoing and likeable.”


...

A Quinnipiac University poll was more positive for Romney, indicating that 63 percent of Americans found him likable. But he was still overshadowed by Obama, who was liked by 81 percent.

Then again, earlier this month...

July 24, 2012, Detroit Free Press:  Mitt Romney leads on economy; Barack Obama is more likable
Despite concerted Democratic attacks on his business record, Republican challenger Mitt Romney scores a significant advantage over President Barack Obama when it comes to managing the economy, reducing the federal budget deficit and creating jobs, a national USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds.

By more than 2-1, those surveyed say Romney's background in business, including his tenure at the private equity firm Bain Capital, would cause him to make good decisions, not bad ones, in dealing with the nation's economic problems as president.

The findings raise questions about Obama's strategy of targeting Bain's record in outsourcing jobs and hammering Romney for refusing to commit to releasing more than two years of his tax returns. Instead, Americans seem focused on the economy, where disappointment with the fragile recovery and the 8.2% unemployment rate are costing the president.

Obama retains significant advantages of his own. By 2-1, he's rated as more likable than Romney. By double digits, those surveyed say the president better understands the problems Americans face in their daily lives. He has an 8-point advantage on being seen as honest and trustworthy.


So you're probably wondering, "What's the point?  Why the interest in 'Likeability' polls?"  Well, if you're going to HAVE a poll on Likeability in the first place, you might as well interpret the findings. 

The results of the two polls, taken almost four months apart, indicate that in April, 2012, President Obama held a 3:1 'lead' as it pertains to being 'Likeable' compared to Mitt Romney.  This month, that lead has been reduced to 2:1.  With four months to go to the November elections, where will this number stand:  1:1?  1:2?  47:1? 

Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a flip. 

While the Presidential Elections MAY be won, or lost, based upon a candidate's popularity, I believe that there are many people out there who will vote for Mitt Romney NOT because he's 'likeable', but rather, because he's NOT President Barack Obama.  

It's one of those "Devil you know, vs. the Devil you don't" scenarios.  And we KNOW President Obama.  We've had almost four years of arrogance, ineptitude, and Chicago-style politics.  Personally, I've had enough of listening to this blow hard.

I would appreciate any pollsters tracking the likeability of these two from their respective "Temples of Pure Thought" - poll ANY of the following of your pollees:

  • Is this candidate competent to run a Hot Dog Stand?
  • Does this candidate surround himself with fans of Karl Marx?
  • Does this candidate believe that in order to fix the US Economy that the government needs to be MORE invovled IN the Economy?
  • Who is more likely to balance our budget?
  • Which is less likely to 'Spread the wealth around'?
  • What do you care more about:  'Liking' your President, or Having a job?

I'm sure these questions have been asked in the past, but what's with all the 'Liking' going on?  This isn't a FaceBook Survey.  This is about the future (a.k.a.: the survival) of our Nation. 

I don't have to LIKE Mitt Romney to vote for him.

I just have to LOVE my Country enough to vote against President Obama.  The Founders provided us with the tools to remedy our current condition - it's up to us to use them. 

Questions, thoughts, or comments?  Just drop them down the nearest sewer grate near you.  I'll be back with you shortly, once I'm done clowning around with Pennywise. 

For future reference, when anyone offers you something for nothing - RUN.




"We all float down here..."

Yes.  Yes we do.  And if this Nation keeps going the way it is, every one will be floating in a sea of red ink.

This, it turns out is NOT a good thing. 

Have a nice day.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Thrill of Victory, the Agony of Deflate

Welcome to the Olympic Village!!!
(Does it look like Mickey Mouse grew a second head to you too?)

London, England, July 27 - August 12, 2012:   Athletes from around the WORLD converge in London to participate in the 2012 Olympic Summer Games!!! 

Highly-trained and dedicated, these Olympic Gold seekers represent the finest of their respective nation's athletic prowess.  Each participant is poised to compete with other Olympians as never before both on, and off, the field of competition.

Each tanned, trained, and physically AWESOME team member is prepared to challenge other Olympians in a venue like no other as they get down and dirty at... 

THE 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES!!!      
(Please read the preceding aloud with a LOT of reverb to experience its full effect...)


American Olympians will be in England dressed as America's RICHEST castaways (Thurston Howell, III and 'Lovey' - the ORIGINAL poster-kids for the Richest 1%). 

For this year's Olympics, the Professor, Mary Ann, Ginger, the Skipper, and Gilligan (the 99%) are nowhere to be seen, but Ralph Lauren, taking his fashion cues from 1960's RICHEST TV Americans (as of this writing the Clampett family is unavailable for comment) recreated their bold look anew in 2012 for our Olympians!!!

Hey, but don't take my word for it...

The NEW Howells!!!


The ORIGINAL Howells

In doing research for the post which follows, I  was very surprised to find that a few Olympic Hopefuls took a 'minimalist approach' to their Olympic clothing for a recent ESPN Photo Shoot. 

Why wear white pants, blue blazers, and funny hats when you can get your photo taken by ESPN... 

While you're completely naked?  (Photo courtesy of ESPN via The Daily News)


The 2012 US Women's Volley Ball Team
Yes, they've got balls...  Three of 'em



I guess the photo above, and the one below, set up the rest of the post as well as anything...


You’ve been hearing a lot about Olympian sex around here lately, from anonymous accounts of how much sex is had to a list of facts to know about how much sex is had. What it boils down to: there’s a lot of sex happening in Olympic Village, and with a lot of sex comes a lot of condoms – 100,000 condoms provided to athletes at the Beijing Olympics, to be exact.

The liberal rubber provision, however, never seems to be enough. This may be because athletes really are getting down and dirty at such incredibly prodigious rates, or because they take all the condoms as a joke just so the supply will run out (and people like us will then write “WHOA LOOK AT ALL THIS OLYMPIC-STYLE BANGIN’” posts as a result).

Either way, what’s clear is that the condom supply tends to run out.

So what solution did Olympic-condom-provider Durex devise?

Simple, according to the Daily Mail, provide a whole damn mess of condoms:  In a sign of what the world’s fittest sportsmen and women get up to in the Olympic village, a record 150,000 free condoms – 15 for each competitor – have been made available to them.


Yes, each competitor will receive 50% MORE condoms than they did just four years ago in Beijing at the 2008 games.  Super. 

And if this isn't enough, Durex has committed to shipping as many more condoms as 'participants' may NEED during this year's Olympic 'Jump-A-Thon'.  


Okay, who wants to 'Go a few rounds' with Ronda Rousey?


 
Tales of shenanigans at the living quarters for 10,000 super-fit young men and women have always abounded, and London doesn’t look as if it will be any different.

U.S. women’s soccer star Hope Solo recently dished about serious partying at the Beijing Games, and some newly arrived athletes say they can hardly wait for the fun to begin.

“The Olympics is the height of your career, so you might do some things you don’t usually do,” British beach volleyball player Shauna Mullin said with a giggle Wednesday.

Most, like Mullin, will restrain from going too far, aware they’re in the international spotlight.

Still, there’s no need to be prudish, according to the man overseeing the health of the Brazilian team.

“[Sex] is common at the Olympics. It’s necessary. It’s natural,” Dr. Joao Olyntho Machado Neto said. “If you are going to be healthy people, why not make sex? ... Brazil is very tolerant with sex as a country. We don’t have Victorian minds and we’re not religious.”

Ivory Coast swimmer Kouassi Brou was one of the youngest competitors in Beijing at 16, but he’s grown up now.

And ready for some Olympic love.

“In 2008 I was so young and so shy, so I didn’t interact with the women,” the 20-year-old Brou said. “But now I’m a big man. So I can try. I will try.”


Okay, easy now 'big man', take a breath, count to 15 (condoms) and take a shower.  Then, um, go swim some laps. 

As I cobbled this post together over the past couple of days, a thought occurred to me: 

Why would 'The World' want to prevent the fastest, leanest, and most physically-fit Olympians from procreating? 

I thought Globalist-New-World-Order-types were looking forward to creating a master race of Super Babies?  What better venue than the Olympic Games?  And you know, with all this choice 'Horse Flesh' in one place... 

Giving these people 1.25 Dozen condoms (each) flies in the face of Margaret Sanger's vision for a Utopian society where only the healthy, wealthy, and wise are able to reproduce unimpeded.  Giving these people condoms is like neutering a prize race horse.  Olympians and horses must be allowed to 'run'. 

Although, I did take a moment to look up our 'Big Guy', Kouassi Brou, above.  I believe I figured out why Olympic Officials do not want HIM to procreate...  See if you can figure it out, keeping in mind what Planned Parenthood's mission is:


   

That's right, you guessed it!!! 

Kouassi Brou, is tragically devoid of any fashion sense.  These colors are just not working with his skin tone.  Anyone can see this. 

He should not be allowed to have children until he's spent some time interning at Ralph Lauren's Olympic Sweat Shop (in China).  He must learn to accessorize like the rich and famous! 

Yeah, his current 'look'?  It's just NOT working.  'Orchid' is just soooooo 1982.  NO procreation for you young man...  Leave your condoms in your 'dorm' - you won't need them this Olympics either. 

I have found one other possible explanation, however, which may explain the Olympic Committee's desire to keep the Olympic 'ponies stabled' for the 2012 Olympic Games.  

Aliens. 

  

Yes, strange Olympic Condom Crop Circles are appearing in fields all across England.  A warning from Extraterrestrials that we are not alone AND that we need to minimize the effects of Over-Population? 

Yes, I believe so. 

We are being warned that they WILL come and take all of our National Resources (beginning with Ronda Rousey, pictured above).  They want us to be good stewards of our Planet until they claim it for themselves. 

Then, of course, they'll come Kouassi Brou.  To study his unique fashion stylings.       

Lastly, they'll come for our three-balled  Women's Olympic Volley Ball Team.  Aliens have a sense of humor. 

Don't ask me how I know this.

I just DO...

Proof-positive that aliens with advanced gene-splicing
procedures have a sense of humor...
Oh, the horror.


Friday, July 20, 2012

The Dump (Part II)

Another Day.  Another Dump.
As discussed in yesterday's edition of 'The Dump (Part I)', my Dad would often take my Black Lab, Maxie, with him when he made the weekly trip to the local 'Dump'.  In the spirit of full-disclosure, my Dad would actually ALWAYS take Maxie on the weekly pilgrimage to our local landfill.  It made her incredibly happy from the time she was old enough to jump in and sit unassisted on the front seat of the Plymouth Duster until years later when she required help getting into the Chrysler New Yorker. 

Through the years, Maxie learned the sequence of events which preceded each trip:  

1.  My Dad would sleep a little later than normal on Saturday mornings. 
2.  He would NOT wear a tie. 
3.  He would walk into the backyard where twin garbage cans were hidden behind the hedge next to the shed.
4.  He would emerge from behind the shrubbery with a galvanized steel can in each hand.
5.  He would be smiling.  

In essence, my dog learned to PREDICT the future by LEARNING from the past.  Why can't people be this smart? 

Maxie watched.  She waited.  She'd work herself into an agitated state of frenzy while 'The Man' executed the ritual which brought her complete and unbridled joy.

On Saturday mornings Maxie was WIRED as she paced the house and yard waiting impatiently to hear the words which brought her to an indescribable level of bliss, "Hey Maxie, you want to go see the birds?"

Yes, once again Maxie was going to see the birds at the dump.  And the birds?  They would learn that the 'Dark Terror' was back.  Week after week she would tell them (the birds) exactly what she thought about them.  

Oh yes, the birds the birds would pay for their insolence...   They would pay for digging through her garbage and pooping on The Man's car as they took flight as the trash was dumped...

This above segue is my way of letting you know that there is more trash ahead. 

Prepare to shovel.  The cans are preparing to move.  The birds are airborne.  

The Dump begins anew...   Part II



THE WASHINGTON POST ONLINE, JULY 13, 2012: 
San Francisco eyes law requiring some buildings to install reusable bottle filling stations

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco, the city that regulated Happy Meal toys and banned plastic grocery bags, has a new target in its health-conscious, eco-friendly crosshairs: plastic water bottles.

City officials are considering an ordinance that would require owners of new and renovated buildings with water fountains to install special bottle-filling taps. The law’s designed to encourage thirsty people to refill containers instead of reaching for another bottle of Evian or Aquafina.

“This is the appropriate next step to make it easier for San Franciscans to get out of the bad habit of using environmentally wasteful plastic water bottles and into the good habit of using reusable water containers,” said Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, who introduced the legislation in June.

Bottle-filling taps like the ones that would be required if Chiu’s measure passes already are found at San Francisco International Airport and at some city parks and schools. Installed behind a drinking fountain’s regular faucet, they dispense chilled water in a quick-streaming vertical jet that is high enough to accommodate most water containers.

...


Chiu’s ordinance calls plastic water bottles “bad for the environment,” unnecessarily taking up landfill space and causing greenhouse gas emissions when cheap tap water is available. San Francisco city departments have been barred from buying plastic water bottles since 2007.

Chiu said he considered other aggressive measures to curb the bottle, including a fee and an outright ban. The proposed ordinance is less severe and is meant to raise awareness about drinking tap water as an alternative, he said.

Environmental groups are supportive of efforts to wean San Franciscans from plastic water bottles.

“San Francisco has among the best drinking water in country. It’s ridiculous that people would go out and spend their now very limited dollars to buy bottled water,” said Mae Wu, an attorney with the National Resources Defense Council.


Moos Note:  The city which loaned America their Number One Gal (Speaker Pelosi) to preside over our National Economic Recovery sets the tone for the rest of us by acknowledging that the economy is SO BAD that people need to use their "limited dollars" for things other than bottled water. 

Hey San Francisco, I got two words for you (no, not those words)... 

Garden Hose.

You want to save the Earth - install garden hoses all over the city
 

And while you're at it, your little, bag-carried, butt-ugly yippy dogs are thirsty too.  You need to protect them from the upcoming 'bottled water' ecological Armageddon also. 

Why don't you legislate a couple-thousand of these bad boy Pet Fountains prior going Bankrupt with the rest of your State?


NOTE:  NOT Nancy Pelosi's Dog.
It's her sister...


Not wanting to leave the Left Coast - yet another smokin' nugget of political malfeasance from San Francisco:




CBS 5, SAN FRANCISCO ONLINE:  SF Considers Strict Outdoor Smoking Ban – Except For Medical Pot

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Smoking anything other than medically-prescribed marijuana at San Francisco street fairs, festivals and other outdoor events held on city property would be banned under new legislation before the Board of Supervisors. 

Supervisor Eric Mar said he introduced the proposal because of the health impacts of secondhand smoke when people light up in public.
 

“It’s widely known that secondhand smoke is responsible for as many as 73,000 deaths among non-smokers each year in the United States, and there is no safe level of exposure,” he said.
...

“It’s carefully crafted also to exclude smaller neighborhood organized events such as block parties. And also, importantly, it does not prohibit the use of medical cannabis,” Mar said.
 

Event sponsors would be required to post “No Smoking” signs and make “No Smoking” announcements, but Mar said he does not foresee the city being able to actively enforcement this tobacco ban if it becomes law.

Moos Note:  I believe this second news item regarding 'medical cannabis' almost completely explains the first one...

What it does NOT explain however, is how politicians continually get away with hypocrisy like this...


Excited MoveOn.org Supporters (wearing really bad hats and
'Terminator Glasses') want to know!!!  - Photo AP
"Ladies, I'll show you mine if you promise NOT
to show me yours", Love Moos

BostonHerald Online.com, July 20, 2012: 
Nancy Pelosi dismisses idea of Congress releasing tax returns
WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders were defiant Thursday that Capitol Hill lawmakers should not release their tax returns — even as Democrats kept demanding Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney release his.

"When I run for president of the United States, you can hold me to that standard," House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California, who refuses to disclose her returns, told reporters during a tense news conference.

A day after McClatchy Newspapers reported that most members of Congress refused repeated requests to release their tax returns, Pelosi talked at some length about why Romney, who has released 2010 returns and says he will release 2011 data when it’s ready, should release even more returns.

But she reacted testily when asked whether she and members of Congress should abide by such rules.
 

"There are no rules. There are no rules. There’s no rule about releasing his tax return, so what rules are you referring to?" she asked, growing clearly frustrated. Asked about the standard she had cited for a presidential candidate, Pelosi said: "It’s up to the American people. The American people are the judges of that."
 

After being questioned about why her demand for more transparency from Romney shouldn’t apply to Congress as well, she briefly changed course and said the issue of tax returns was not important.

"Now I’m not here, this is not important to me, let me
say this: What’s important to me are jobs and the rest..."
Photo credit - AP


"The tradition that was honored by this same person’s father," Pelosi said, recalling how George Romney released several years of his tax returns when he ran for president in 1968.

"Now I’m not here, this is not important to me, let me say this: What’s important to me are jobs and the rest," Pelosi said. 

(Okay, everybody 'got that'?  Nancy Pelosi is NOT here, this is NOT important to her.  Pay no attention to anything she says as she is focused 'like a laser' on job creation.  OMG!!!  WE MUST TAKE THE SENATE BACK!!!)

Moos Note:  "The tradition that was honored by this same person's father..."  Is Nancy Pelosi physically incapable of saying Mitt Romney's name out loud?   Is she afraid that she'll burst into flames if she speaks his name?  Is she THAT afraid of Romney?

I certainly hope so.

Could someone please get Pelosi a nice icy cold drink?  Could one of her handlers sho her where to stand to make the water shoot up after her sister is done 'hydrating'...


"Patches Pelosi" - last seen next to Michelle Obama's organic garden -
Then, suddenly, she's 'not here' either...
And Barack is no longer hungry.  Hmm?

Have a nice weekend folks - see you around...





  

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Dump [Part I]


When I was a kid growing up on Long Island, my Dad would load up the trunk of the _______________ (insert model of Chrysler vehicle here) with a week's worth of trash. 

The garbage would be stored in galvanized steel cans with matching lids held held in place with bungee cords. 

He would drive to the local Town Dump, back to the car to the lip of the landfill, get out of the car, walk back to the open trunk while the swirling vortex of sea gulls took flight.  

Then my Dad would...

Dump. 

All trash accumulated during the week was released into the open maw of the landfill. 

Ownership of this trash was transferred from my Dad to the 'Dump'.

WIN : WIN

The empty cans would find their way back into the trunk, the car would start, and with a wave of recognition to the half-drowsing bulldozer operator, my Dad, and his co-pilot, my dog Maxie, would be on their way home again.

Dad was happy.  The dog was happy (a.k.a.:  'Barking Maniacally' at sea gulls).  The gulls were happy.  Most happy of all was the bulldozer operator knowing that he could go back to sleep beneath the large blue-striped canvas cover which protected his balding head until the next trash-dumping interloper arrived. 

Week in, week out, 52 weeks a year.  For years.

Yes.  This is 'The Dump' I remember from those trips I took with my Dad, and my dog, to 'go see the birds' at our friendly neighborhood Dump.


Of course, the above is not the ACTUAL Dump I'm talking about today.

The subject of today's post - the 'Dump' begins now...

Over the past several weeks there have been quite a few things I wanted to write about but never found the time.  Some of the items below were not suited to being the subject of a stand-alone post.  

For others, if I started writing about them individually I'd never end them because there's just so MUCH to comment on.  If you've been reading my posts for a while you already know that I do tend to RUN ON, and on, and on, and on...   Yeah, see what I mean?

And so, the Dump begins:



THE DETROIT FREE PRESS ONLINE:  Does GM's Chevy Volt ad signal return to advertising toward gay and lesbian buyers?

Gay and lesbian consumers prefer fuel-efficient cars, account for 5% of new car purchases and have average household income in the six figures -- more than that of heterosexual households, according to a recent marketing survey.

So it's little surprise that General Motors ran a gay-themed advertisement last month for the Chevrolet Volt, the type of car studies show gay and lesbian consumers tend to like.

GM didn't count on the ad drawing national attention.

First published for $750 in the Motor City Pride edition of Between the Lines, a Michigan gay and lesbian newspaper, the ad ended up being viewed 11 million times through social media.

...

"If it's a manufacturer's desire to bring in wealthier, better-educated, younger customers, then the lesbian and gay market would be an avenue to that demographic," said Chris Travell, vice president of consulting for Maritz Research, which surveyed 200,000 consumers in 2011 and found that gay and lesbian households made 10% more money.

The Volt ad "told us that this was something worth undertaking when the opportunities present themselves," said GM spokesman Tom Henderson...



[Moos Note:  The circle is complete.  GM, bailed out by ALL US Taxpayers, is using your tax dollars to subsidize the sale of GM Volts to "wealthier, better-educated, younger customers" who also happen to be a Democrat Party voting block.  Why?  Because they are smarter than you AND they don't need the back seat of this little POS electric car to haul kids around.  Oh, and they make 10% more money than you.  Not that there's anything wrong with that...  Oh my, I'm starting to think like a Democrat!  Somebody help me...]




USS Nimitz

CHICAGO TRIBUNE ONLINE:  Senators gird for fight over U.S. Navy's "Green Fleet"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senators who support the Pentagon's push to expand its use of biofuels said they have a plan to answer critics who argue the fuel is far too expensive to help develop at a time when the military faces massive cuts.

The battle on Capitol Hill comes as the U.S. Navy's "Great Green Fleet" prepares to run military exercises in the central Pacific that will, on Thursday, feature its first operational test of biofuels.

The U.S. military is the world's largest single buyer of oil. The Obama administration has argued "Green Fleet" spending on biofuels could help boost production to commercial levels, eventually lowering prices for alternatives to oil, and reducing dependence on supplies from the Middle East.

For Thursday's demonstration project, the Navy paid more than $26 per gallon for the fuel, made from renewable sources like algae and chicken fat, a $12-million outlay that sparked congressional anger.
[Moos Note:  Traditional fuel?  $3.80 per gallon.  Renewal fuel?  $26 per gallon.  ANY idiot can plainly see that spending 6+ times MORE to use chicken fat to fire the 'Engines of Freedom' is the ONLY way to go.  And given that this Administration is chocked to the brim with 'any idiots', how could we rationally come to any other conclusion than using a nice algae / chicken broth blend to fuel our naval fleet? 

A couple of questions remain, however: 

Can chickens be successfully bred at sea to be skinned and run through the fuel tanks?   

And, if you're trying to 'sneak up on someone' (while aboard your aircraft carrier), wouldn't you worry about bad guys sitting on deck at night, sniffing the air and racing to the gunner and saying, "Omar, I smell KFC - there is big ship nearby.  Shoot gun where you hear seagulls..."        



The Dump continues...  Later.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

"Racist Texas" Hosts the NAACP?

Attorney General Eric Holder address the 103rd NAACP in Houston - Photo:  AP
Yahoo!News Reports, July 10, 2012:  Speaking before the NAACP, Attorney General Eric Holder departed from his prepared speech on Tuesday, decrying voter ID laws that have been proposed in 10 states so far. Talking Points Memo reports:

"Under the proposed law, concealed handgun licenses would be acceptable forms of photo ID, but student IDs would not," Holder said.

"Many of those without IDs would have to travel great distances to get them, and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them.

We call those poll taxes."


"Poll Tax Receipt - 1912"


Holder isn't the first to say such laws are racist. Benjamin Todd Jealous, CEO and president of the NCAAP, evoked the civil rights movement Monday, comparing the moment to "Selma and Montgomery times." Jealous unilaterally opposed the laws, saying, "Simply put, the NAACP will never stand by as any state tries to encode discrimination into law."

[MoosNote:  IRONY ALERT:  "But we'll hold our annual conference in a state that tries to legislate discrimination into law..."  IRONY ALERT ENDS.  As of this date there are 19 states which have NO Voter ID requirements, so future conference states to host the NAACP may be harder to come by...]



Video Link:  Stealing Holder

Mitt Romney will speak before the NAACP on Wednesday. Jealous, who posits that Romney could garner more votes from African Americans than John McCain did in 2008 when Barack Obama received 96 percent of the black vote, believes Romney's economic message has not played well so far.


[MoosNote:  But I'm the 'racist', right?  96% of the vote?  Seriously???  I can't decide 96% of the time if I want ketchup or mustard on my hot dog.  How can such a geographically dispersed, historically-diverse group of Americans disconnected by all things OTHER than 'Race', vote '96%' the SAME way?  Obama must have been running some really effective ads back in 2008...  I hate to mention it here, but maybe Romney's economic message hasn't played well so far because he's 'White'?]



Same day, different news source...


Holder, NAACP Meeting, Photo, AP Yada, yada, yada


TownHall.com Reports:  Earlier today, Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the NAACP Nation Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

What did media need in order to attend? That's right, government issued photo identification (and a second form of identification too!), something both Holder and the NAACP stand firmly against when it comes to voting. Holder's DOJ is currently suing Texas for "discriminatory" voter ID laws. From the press release:

"All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials. Members of the media must RSVP to receive press credentials at http://action.naacp.org/page/s/registration.

For security purposes, media check-in and equipment set up must be completed by 7:45 a.m. CDT for an 8:00 a.m. CDT security sweep.  Once the security sweep is completed, additional media equipment will NOT be permitted to enter and swept equipment will NOT be permitted to exit."


Ironically, NAACP President Ben Jealous railed against voter ID just before Holder took the stage.

The head of the NAACP on Monday likened the group's fight against conservative-backed voter ID laws that have been passed in several states to the great civil rights battles of the 1960s.

Benjamin Todd Jealous, the CEO and president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said these are "Selma and Montgomery times," referring to historic Alabama civil rights confrontations. He challenged those attending the NAACP's annual convention to redouble their efforts to get out the vote in November.

[MoosNote:  The non-Racist African American voter, a.k.a.:  The remaining 4%?]

"We must overwhelm the rising tide of voting suppression with the high tide of registration and mobilization and motivation and protection," he said.

"Simply put, the NAACP will never stand by as any state tries to encode discrimination into law," Jealous said.
 

Jealous went on to say, "We will never support discrimination, unless of course, conference site amenities include a free, all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, turn-down service, and one of those Andes Mints on my pillow at night.  I love those Andes Mints..."



Sooooooo, the organizers of the NAACP Conference specify a higher standard of security for Media covering their event than they support for Legal Citizens voting to determine the direction of the country? 
The air is thick with irony this day.

I must be off. 

Poll Taxes are due, and the kids need shoes...

I'm thinking I need to pick up some Andes Mints on the way home this evening.  Texas is much to far to drive to get my mint-fix.

Say it with me now...  ANDES MINT CUPCAKE




You know you want one. 

96% Of Legally-Registered-ID-Toting Voters do.
 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Another Obama Success Story!!!


Governor Rick Scott ( -2.3%)
The above photo is of Rick Scott, current Governor of the State of Florida.  This is how he appears to most Floridians, Americans, Space Aliens, and Illegal Aliens.

However, if you visit the Lefty sights out there, he looks a bit different than the above photo. 

How different?  Well, you tell me...

(It took 2.1 seconds to come up with most of these via Google Images)






While the President, the Media, and the Looney Left have all been sharpening their PhotoShop skills, what has Rick Scott been doing?

Perhaps the better question is, what has each of the newly-elected Republicans been doing since they were swept into office on the shoulders of the TEA Party / Anti-Obama / Anti-Big Government voters?

This morning I found the answer. 

President Obama will not like it.

I can live with it...

I can learn to like it.  A lot.


Breitbart.com took data gathered by Examiner.com and came up with the following summary:

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPPED IN EVERY STATE THAT ELECTED A REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR IN 2010

In 2010, influenced by the Tea Party and its focus on fiscal issues, 17 states elected Republican governors. And, according to an Examiner.com analysis, every one of those states saw a drop in their unemployment rates since January of 2011.

Furthermore, the average drop in the unemployment rate in these states was 1.35%, compared to the national decline of .9%, which means, according to the analysis, that the job market in these Republican states is improving 50% faster than the national rate.
 

Since January of 2011, here is how much the unemployment rate declined in each of the 17 states that elected Republican governors in 2010, according to the Examiner:
 


Kansas - 6.9% to 6.1% = a decline of 0.8%
 

Maine - 8.0% to 7.4% = a decline of 0.6%
 

Michigan - 10.9% to 8.5% = a decline of 2.4%
 

New Mexico - 7.7% to 6.7% = a decline of 1.0%
 

Oklahoma - 6.2% to 4.8% = a decline of 1.4%
 

Pennsylvania - 8.0% to 7.4% = a decline of 0.6%
 

Tennessee - 9.5% to 7.9% = a decline of 1.6%
 

Wisconsin - 7.7% to 6.8% = a decline of 0.9%
 

Wyoming - 6.3% to 5.2% = a decline of 1.1%
 

Alabama - 9.3% to 7.4% = a decline of 1.9%
 

Georgia - 10.1% to 8.9% = a decline of 1.2%
 

South Carolina - 10.6% to 9.1% = a decline of 1.5%
 

South Dakota - 5.0% to 4.3% = a decline of 0.7%
 

Florida - 10.9% to 8.6% = a decline of 2.3%
 

Nevada - 13.8% to 11.6% = a decline of 2.2%
 

Iowa - 6.1% to 5.1% = a decline of 1.0%
 

Ohio - 9.0% to 7.3% = a decline of 1.7%
 


On the other hand, the unemployment rate in states that elected Democrats in 2010 dropped, on average, as much as the national rate decline and, in some states such as New York, the unemployment rate has risen since January of 2011.
 

This is yet another example of how the so-called “blue state” model is not working. 



In a related, but completely different story...

GOP governors vow to ignore Obamacare

Republican governors are planning to ignore the Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold Obamacare hoping that the issue will drive voters to dump President Obama in favor of Mitt Romney who has vowed to kill the Affordable Care Act.

After the decision, the Republican Governors Association said that nothing should be done by the states until after the election, a clear signal that they believe a GOP president, House and Senate will kill the health care reform pushed through by Democrats and opposed by Republicans.
 

RGA Chairman Bob McDonnell said, "Today's ruling crystallizes all that's at stake in November's election. The only way to stop Barack Obama's budget-busting health care takeover is by electing a new president. Barack Obama's health care takeover encapsulates his presidency: Obamacare increases taxes, grows the size of government and puts bureaucrats over patients while doing nothing to improve the economy."


You want to do what's right for the country?

Look at whatever President Obama is doing...

And reverse / ignore / legislate it away. 

This President continues to show Conservatives and Republicans HOW TO WIN ELECTIONS as well as HOW TO FIX THE ECONOMY.

All they have to do is follow his lead (from behind?) and turn his policies around to the Peoples' benefit.




Friday, July 6, 2012

The Lightweight



July 6, 2012.

Mark this date on your calendar.  


This is the day that President Obama discovers...


He is a Lightweight.



I know this because the Leader of the Free World is pitching himself as such.


[Barack Obama Dream Sequence begins...]

"I find myself walking on a beach.  Um, then, I see a woman, an attractive woman, walking with two, err, um, attractive men.  She waves, says, "Hello skinny!", which hurts my feelings.  I know she's talking to me because I have no discernable mass to speak of.  I am lightweight.  I am unworthy of anything but ridicule.  I am nothing, and I know it."

"This is the day I KNOW that I must change my, ah, life.  This is the day I know that I am more than I have become.  I will be a man respected, feared, and known for generations to come in the American story."

"I will be the man, um, who makes Republicans look cool again.  I will wipe Jimmy Carter's name from the national consciousness as the worst President in American History.  I, and only I, will take that place for all time.  I, Barack Obama, am the only person who can do this.  It is my density..."


[Barack Obama Dream Sequence ends...]



WASHINGTON TIMES, JULY 6, 2012:   President Obama is eating his way across the Midwest on his two-day campaign bus tour of Ohio and Pennsylvania, but he said it's necessary.

"People've been commenting — I need to gain some weight," the president said in the Ohio town of Poland on Friday morning, as he explained the waistline-stimulus program he's undertaken on his trip.

In less than 24 hours the First Stomach has put down a cheeseburger and fries at Kozy Corners in Oak Harbor, drank a Bud Light at Ziggy's Pub and Restaurant in Amherst, and then began Friday with two eggs, bacon and wheat toast at Ann's Place in Akron.

Eating is a staple of the campaign trail — though Mr. Obama's own habits come under extra scrutiny because his wife, Michelle, has made healthy eating her major project as first lady.

But she is not along on this trip — the president joked she needed to stay home and supervise Malia, their daughter who just turned 14, and her friends — and that means the president has returned to his burger-eating ways.








YAHOO NEWS, JULY 6, 2012:   Put it on a bumper sticker! President Barack Obama told a crowd of supporters in Poland, Ohio, not to worry about him in the face of what he predicts will be a massive onslaught of attack ads.

"You've got these super PACs, millionaires, billionaires writing $10 million checks, just pouring, raining down on my head," he told hundreds of cheering people at Dobbins Elementary School.

"That's alright" someone shouted.

"It is alright, because I'm tough. I'm skinny but I'm tough," Obama said, drawing laughter and cheers from the crowd. "And the main reason it's going to be ok is because of you."

The president's remarks encapsulated one of his campaign's core arguments: That their turnout operation — the 'ground game' in political nerd-speak — will trump what they predict will be Mitt Romney's vast cash advantage.

Obama's bus tour has included stops at a diner, a fruit stand, a pasta sauce company, even a bar.


Upon leaving the  last stop (the bar), the President had a few choice words for his supporters... 

In reality, he probably should have eaten more than he drank. 






In my experience, people who are 'tough' normally do not tell people that they are (because it diminishes them, and it typically means they are LYING). 


They show their toughness through the content of their character, the strength of their convictions, and their effectiveness to take responsibility for things which may, or may not, be their problem. 

They find solutions while others take a pass.


Do I sound like I'm describing President Obama to you???



Nah, me neither.

Have a nice weekend folks...