Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Better to be a known womanizer than to try to deny the charges

It’s that time of year when Lex begins to tune out all of the “news” crap in an effort to enjoy Christmas and the New Year. Not having heard much news wise since Thursday, here’s what’s up. We got about 4” of global warming last night. It’s the second snowfall already this year. To the crowd at the University of East Anglia, this has to be the missing piece of data that needs to be fudged, ignored, denied and lied about that pretty much puts the final nail in the coffin of the global warming doubters. Snowfall in Ft. Wayne on the 29th of Nov. means the debate is officially over.

Even if you’re “tuned out,” who could miss the latest with my man Herman Cain? Lemme just say, if you’re tweeting some gal, not your wife, in the wee hours of the morning there is seldom a legitimate reason for it. I’d go with the, “I was counseling a troubled woman through difficult times,” line of BS. But who really knows? And that’s the point, nobody really knows. Even if it’s all an elaborate lie and sham, Cain has been damaged so badly with so much doubt cast upon him, I think he’s toast.

So who will benefit? Newt as the new anti-Romney will gain the most. This scandal has the added benefit of inoculating Newt from similar charges. First off, Newt has the advantage of being known serial womanizer. So he can always say, “Yes, yes, of course it’s true, and it’s old news. It’s a well known fact that when it comes to romance, I’m a deeply flawed human. I have turned the corner on that period of my life with a new religion that I take very seriously and a new wife that I truly love. No really, I mean it this time.”

Second, how many times can you go to the same political scandal well? At some point, when all 37 Republican candidates have these kind of charges leveled against them, people begin wonder. I find it a bit ironic that Herman is in such deep trouble for mere allegations when Newt, a confirmed philanderer, has gotten a pass. It’s funny because Herman vehemently denies every accusation while Newt, says, “Yeah, that’s pretty much true.” Yet, it’s Herman who is on the ropes while Newt's star continues to rise. Weird Huh?

I believe that Herman will end his candidacy with a statement to the effect, “I cannot continue to put my wife and family through this drip, drip, drip of daily lies.”

Well, I have to get out there and get the global warming off the driveway.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The world teeters

The world is a mess. The Arab Spring unsurprisingly has led to the rise militant Islamo-Terror-Fascists in Egypt and Libya. The ITF vow to wipe out Israel. Iran is on the brink of developing nuclear weapons. They vow to use them on Israel. The Israelis, absent leadership from their heretofore stalwart ally the United States could take matters into their own hands and set off a regional conflict that could easily become a worldwide conflagration. They may already have taken the first step. This morning, there are reports of an Iranian missile base being destroyed by an unknown explosion.

Europe is also a mess with rumors of the collapse of the Euro surfacing every other day. Our own dope has pledged “to do what we can” to easy the insability in the Euro Zone. Think about that. Isn’t that sort of like a skid row bum standing around the trash can fire saying, “I want to buy a Bugatti.” He looks at another bum and asks, “Will you help me?” The other bum replies, “Well, you know, I’ll do what I can.” We’re 15 trillion in debt. I can’t see barrowing from the Chinese to bail out Europe.

Europeans are turning to Germany to bail out the Euro Zone. Since May 8th, 1945, the Germans and much of the rest of free Europe have been able to rebuild their countries and economies unburdened by the need for a credible national defense which has been provided for them by the United States. So what to do with all of that unspent defense capital?

Back in the 70s the European eggheads all got together and decided that together they could form an economic alliance that could rival the United States. In 1991, 15 countries formed the European Union. In 1999 11 of the EU countries went all in and dumped their own currency in favor of the Euro. A little over a decade later, the thing is a mess. Greece and Italy decided that since their fiscal insanity was being backed by the Germans and French they could continue to heap more and more largess onto the key voting blocks.

Now, the Germans are getting sick of bailing out unsustainable social spending in countries, not their own. The house of cards is about to collapse. This is pretty predictable. It’s no different than the Little Red Hen who gathered, sowed, reaped and milled the wheat, baked the bread and cleaned the kitchen. All the while, the rest of the barnyard animals sat about. When the bread was cooked all wanted an equal share of the reward irrespective of their effort in gathering supplies, baking and cleaning up kitchen. And doesn’t that just about sum up OWS?

It is now the time of reckoning. But how does a country extract itself from a union that it entered into without some pretty harsh backlash? It’s like a divorce, there’s never a good time for it. Well, we’ll wait until we get through the holidays. Well, we’ll wait until we get the kids through school. Well, we’ll wait until we get our finances squared away. Germany is probably hoping for a three month window of stability when it can say, “OK well everything looks rosy. You guys take care. We’ll always be best of friends, right? See ya.” Someone always has hurt feelings and spends an inordinate amount of time trying to "get even."  Anyway, the window for Germany is probably several years away.

But hey there’s good news for the Europeans. The former head of the House Banking Committee, Barney Frank, is going to be available. That’s right, I see that Madam Frank is retiring. This piece of crap is exactly what is wrong with Washington DC. 16 years in congress for some dope who ran a male prostitution wing out his basement. I wonder, was Jerry Sandusky was a client? By insisting that the government should back home loans to people who had no means to pay the money back, he was also partly responsible for the near collapse of the American financial system! Then after nearly destroying the system, the douche bag who caused all the problems gets to write the bill that is supposedly going to fix the whole thing. That is Washington DC in a nutshell. Screw something so badly the entire nation is thrown into chaos, and then you get to write the bill that “fixes” the problem you created. It is exactly like when the dopes who destroyed the CIA and FBI ability to collect intelligence, then sat as inquisitors wondering why the CIA and FBI couldn’t uncover the 9-11 attacks. Good riddance you blubbering buffoon. But our loss could be the Euro Zone’s gain.

Some how I’m not offended by this:

Monday, November 28, 2011

OWS boycotts the NFL, I wonder why?

It was a rainy Sunday here in lovely Ft. Wayne, IN. What better way to spend a rainy day than to watch a bit of football. Throughout the day, I was watching literally 100s of multi-millionaires, coached by other millionaires, playing on football teams owned by millionaires several 100s of times over, playing in stadiums mostly built by public money but mysteriously named after corporations instead of public heroes, filled with mostly wealthy people who’ll pop a couple of C notes for a ticket, 20 bucks for parking, 40 bucks for a beer, hotdog, and a program.

I wondered, where is the OWS crowd? If ever there were a 1%, it’d have to be professional athletes, owners, coaches, advertisers and yeah, people who can afford to shell out the money to take in one game – let alone season ticket holders and luxury sky box owners who support the pampered few at field level.

If ever there were a prime target for this miss mash of misfits, knuckleheads, whining losers, criminals and perverts who would be totally at easy naked in a Penn State locker room with Jerry Sandusky, pro football would be it. Yet nothing. Zero. Zip. Nadda. Not one tent anywhere in the league. Nothing. Why?

If it were about putting it to the 1%, there would have been protests across the league. But when you look at the description of who makes up the OWS crowd from above, you quickly realize that, if you threw in union thug, it’s also a description of the Demo-Dope base. OWS isn’t about much of anything except getting the jug eared dope currently occupying the WH another term. And if they have to destroy a bit of America to make that happen, well so be it.

The OWS crowd wants confrontation with the cops. The last thing WH operatives would want is some of OWS debris getting the $h!t slapped out of them by some of those crazy Oakland Raiders fans for trying to burn an American Flag or trying to block the entrance to the stadium. The cops would never be able to get there fast enough to stop a fire team of guys like the one pictured above from massacring an entire battalion OWS half wit wimps.

If it did happen, it could lead to an all new sport, local fans Vs OWS. People would pay to see Cincinnati Bengals fans line up in orange and black on one side of River Front Park and OWS mingling on the other. Then at the sound of the whistle, blown by the mayor, the fans descend on the OWS crowd with buckets of soapy water and scrub brushes and give them a good cleaning before dumping them into the Ohio River.

Then there’s this. After another come from behind victory by the Denver Broncos with Tim Tebow under center, ESPN has placed Merrill Hodge on 24 hour suicide watch. All sharp objects have been removed from his home and he’s been forced to wear nothing but loafers least he try to use his shoe laces to hang himself. Never has one human being been so invested in the failure of another. Tebow refuses to cooperate. He looks like crap for 3 ½ quarters giving Hodge hope, and then, somehow, wins the game. That has Hodge standing on the edge of a tall building somewhere wondering if life is worth living in a world where Tim Tebow can win pro football games.

And this. Recall when the Detroit Lions mocked Tebow? Since then the Broncos are 4-0, the Lions are 1-2 and their hyper-talented skuzzinglyy dirty nose tackle Ndamukong Suh will be suspended – for, what else, dirty play during the Loins’ loss to Green Bay - for some number of games.

Oh, Lex fouled up. First time since Jr High when I thought I was wrong but it turned out I was right. Big sis’ birthday is today. I gained a day somewhere. It must be global warming or cooling or change speeding up or slowing down the calendar here in Ft. Wayne. Anyway, the post under still pretty much sums up her day. We have one last chance to avoid the AL Vs LSU re-match, the SEC championship game. If LSU wins that game, invest heavily in No Doze. There will be a run on that product by halftime of the BCS game.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Avoiding an AL vs LSU re-match in the BCS

Here’s the big news from last night’s debate: Newt wants to allow illegal aliens who entered this country 25 years ago; have children and grandchildren who are American citizens; have paid their taxes and are members of a local church to be made “legal” but NOT CITIZENS. He proposed a kind of local draft board to review things case by case.

That would sound reasonable were it not for the Demo-Dopes who would turn 25 years into 25 minutes, having children and grandchildren would become, having 17 kids by 15 different fathers all living on welfare; paid taxes would become, paid union dues; being members of a local church would become, being members of the Demo-Dope party.

People cannot stand Washington Pols because common sense is such an uncommon commodity. And if you want to know why that is, look two posts under.

But who cares about that? Thanksgiving is upon us. That means only one thing – big Sis’s birthday is nearby - Mon. To cook dinner this year, she will probably have to be coaxed out of the basement where she’s been hiding out since Alabama’s OT loss to an inferior LSU team. Family finances be damned, and never mind she won’t pay to put her own kids through college, she is running an ad on E-bay offering a full ride to Alabama for anyone who can consistently kick a 44 yard field goal.

Things got only slightly better after last weekend’s shake up of the BCS standings which put Alabama back in the #2 spot. Sadly, the depth of the MF Global scandal was just coming to light at the same time. After investing heavily in Bernie Madoff’s “can’t lose” investment strategy, she dumped the rest of the family fortune into something called MF Global. Run by a former NJ governor, it was “a sure thing.” Only it wasn’t, because it was run by a former NJ governor.  Now the nation knows what the MF stands for.

Right after Thanksgiving dinner, she’ll be loading up her bucket of nickels and heading off to the MS casinos to try to scrape together enough cash for a nice Christmas this year. She’ll be easy to spot. Look for the gal, a bit long in the tooth, wearing an Alabama visor, elephant ear rings, one of those incredibly fashionable elephant trunks over her nose, an Alabama sweatshirt with “BAMA” on the front and a roll of toilet paper and an empty Tide detergent box duck taped to the back, Alabama PJ bottoms and elephant head slippers.

But the only thing likely to get her back to snapping her fingers to Neil Diamond’s “You are my love at last” is if there’s a re-match in the BCS Championship game between Alabama and LSU. Let’s see, AL vs. LSU…again. That means a football game that:

Has more punts than accurate passes.

Is so boring even soccer fans will be tuning in.

Will have fewer total yards by both teams combined at the end of the game than Stanford and Oregon average in their first possession.

Will have the nation trading in their beer cups for drool cups.

Will make Woody Hayes’s three yards in cloud of dust look like crazy, wildcat, flea flicker, trick plays, double reverse toss back to one tackle throwing a 60 yard strike to the other tackle who was an eligible receiver, wide open football.

If Alabama wins, will have LSU crying foul and demanding a best 2 out of 3 re-match.

If it's AL and LSU in the BCS, I suggest we skip the game and go straight to the overtime rules.  That or the first touchdown wins.  That would mean the longest game in history, maybe even perpetual football.  In 2057, after an LSU defender's cane broke, AL 3rd string running back - old man Jones - "dashes" for the winning score,  in a run that takes so long they have to use time lapsed photography on Sports Center to show it.

Our ONLY hope in avoiding this disaster is Arkansas beating LSU by 3 touchdowns. Well, there is ONE other possibility. The Iron Bowl is this weekend. But it’s sissy’s birthday so, for her sake and the sake of her family, we won’t even go there.

Happy birthday sis.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It's Romney because the MSM said so

Conspiracy theory #9

The republican field is being vetted pretty thoroughly by the MSM who have yet to vet the Punk-in-Chief. As the flavor of the month rises to the top, the MSM take it upon themselves to put that flavor under a microscope and expose all of the nasties hiding in the mix. It makes no difference if the candidate is a relatively newbie like Herman Cain or an old hand like Newt Gingrich. No one, it seems, is safe from new and startling revelations about perceived short comings or ghastly faux pas, like using your own money to buy jewelry for your wife.  Ahhhhghhh, the horror.

Newt has risen to the top. Right on schedule, here come the innuendos and decades old stories designed to bring Newt down and force Republicans into the safe choice – Romney. Why Romney? He’s been on top since this thing kicked off what seems like 10 years ago. Yet he hasn’t had much attention paid to him.

That’s rather odd, don’t you think? The man leading the Republican field is a hyper successful businessman, yet OWS isn’t dogging and disrupting his campaign. They did show up at a Newt event over the weekend though. Hmmm.

Here’s the conspiracy theory. The P-BO has directed his lemmings in the MSM that he wants to take on Romney and some other white male VP candidate - the older the better.  Bob Dole would be perfect. The lemmings are out cutting everyone else but Romney – the front runner in the field - to shreds.

Bachman is too stupid and clueless. When you think about it, if that’s a disqualifier, it would also have to exclude the current occupant of 1600 PA Ave.

Cain is womanizing creep. That would seem to disqualify one Billy Billbo what’s the meaning of is, rape ain’t a crime if the victim’s name is “Juanita” Clinton.

Perry was slow on the draw at a couple of debates. That describes His Royal @$$holiness on any day the teleprompter doesn’t show up.

Even leading VP candidate Marco Rubio was slammed by the Wash. Compost for “embellishing his family story.” Hell no one in politics has ever done that before. Lied about inventing the Internet? Sure. Lying your @$$ off about being sent to Cambodia by a president who wasn’t even president at the time is actually a pretty common thing these days. Marco is a handsome Latino Republican who articulates the conservative philosophy as well as anyone, so the media has to try to crush him early on.

The bottom line is the media wants to pick the Republican candidate, and they are picking Romney. That gives me great pause, because I picked Romney as well. The media are picking Romney because the P-BO told them to.  That order went out probably because the P-BO believes that, except for actually having a brain and accomplishing something in his life, Romney is the most like himself. I picked Romney because I’m of the opinion that the P-BO has gotten us so deep into trouble it is going to take someone of Romney’s business acumen and steady hand to lead us out of the darkness.

I happen to know that the second Romney clinches the nomination, there will be a flood of MSM BS about business deals Romney closed that cost single mothers their jobs that were then shipped off to China. The women were forced into prostitution and had to turn their kids over to child protective services who got them involved in a children’s program at Penn State. A sorrier tragedy there never was.

The OWS losers who will have ignored Romney for a year will show up by the hundreds at every campaign stop. Though he will have answered the question 10,000 times, he will be asked endlessly why Romneycare is different than P-BOcare. For his part, King Squadouche will conflate the 10th Amendment state’s rights argument with his own unconstitutional national mandate.

Oh, just thought of this. Call it Conspiracy Theory #10. The P-BO OKed the Supreme Court’s decision to take on P-BOcare so as to get his own BS law declared unconstitutional to take that issue off the table in 2012. Or he beats Romney with the 5-4 decision, saying it must be unconstitutional in MA as well.

That’s two conspiracy theories in one day. You just don’t get this stuff anywhere else.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Super Failure Committee doomed 40 years ago

Map of gerrymandered LA Congressional District of 1990s

The Super Failure Committee is doomed to…well…fail. Not just because it’s loaded with super blowhards, liars, corruptocrats, and in Cambodian war hero, John Fran├žoise Kerry’s case, a 100 gallon blister bag crammed full of 200 gallons of toxic BS coated in an aura of infallibility and scented with the all of arrogance of Middle East despot and the haughtiness of Lady gaga.

But as big an embarrassment as the Cambodian war hero is to himself, his party and family, the failure of the Super Committee was baked into the pie 40 years ago. The reason we’re tied in perpetual grid lock with minorities wielding enough power to force an unwanted, unmanageable and unconstitutional healthcare system down our throats is something called gerrymandering.

As most non-public school grads and the self educated know, gerrymandering is the creation of district lines that make no rational sense except to insure one party or the other controls the seat.

It flies in the face of rational thought and any method of survey known to mankind. As I recall from my Marine Corps days, American survey is based on one mile squares surveyed with iron chain; a one mile square equals a “section” of land; a 6 mile by 6 mile square plot equals a Township. Many of today’s country roads are laid out precisely along Township survey that has been carried forward for hundreds of years. When viewed from the air, they form perfect squares as far as you can see. So how do we go from this precise way of measuring and plotting, to the abomination of a congressional district above? One word - politics.

The funny thing is, that except for the most egregious cases, gerrymandering has been found to be legal. Until we adopt a policy of moving relatively straight lines to capture the requisite number of voters per district, we will have entrenched corrupt pols. Today’s pols are so safe that even Lincoln running against an incumbent like baboon @$$ ugly Maxine why yes I am a dumb@$$ to boot Waters wouldn’t stand a chance.

So the Super Failure Committee starts with half a dozen representatives who come from districts where they have better than a 90-10 chance of re-election. The Senate is only slightly better. It’s a bit harder to decipher why states go hard left or right. I think TX and MA might be good case studies with everyone else falling in between. TX = no income tax. MA = Taxachusetts. TX = gun totting oilmen. MA = blackberry toting “service sector” eggheads. TX = Stephen F. Austin, Sam Huston, Adm. Nimitz, Red Adair, Roger Staubach. Once you get past the founders who libs all hate and condemn MA = Madam Barney Frank, Cambodian war hero John Kerry, Teddy I only drown one gal not wife in my car Kennedy. This needs further study. For now, let’s just say that by their policies, the states are self gerrymandering.

So yeah, the thing is going to blow up, but we knew that 40 years ago.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Time to re-occupy the basement

Mom!  I guess I'll be coming home now.  Can I get my room back?  Did you clean it?

Well it would seem the dim wits who at first embraced the movement of misfits, anarchists, socialists and fascists called Occupy Wall Street have tired of stepping around piles of human waste left on the sidewalks by their heretofore imagined political allies. Even if their cause were just, few Americans would approve of crapping on and in everything in sight to make the point. We see that kind of behavior at the zoo. We choose not to embrace it on our city streets.

So the movement that once had favor in polls is now a political liability. So, savvy pols who read the polls and who were once buddies with and insisted the movement was model of free speech in America, are now using front end loaders and cops in riot gear to put a piece of figurative duck tape over the movement’s mouth.

It was never so much what was being said in the squallier of the OWS camps that so alarmed people. Americans are so used to hearing lunatic, undecipherable, un-American crap that we have formed an entire political party around those spewing it. It’s called the Democratic Party or on this page the Demo-Dope party. Although, saying you were going to fire bomb Macy’s, or wished that there were 911 more 9-11s seems a bit over the top even for the Dopes.

I think it was the scatter logical aims of the group along with the rapes, assaults, damage to private property and even the financial impact on cities and business that finally had the lame brained pols answering the wake up call. Michael Bloomberg is the perfect case in point. Stay as long as you like he insisted at first. Then as the OWS camp began to look and smell like a third world land fill, he said, let us in to clean it up for you. Sort of like mom cleaning a teenager’s room, after insisting for weeks it was up to jr. to get the job done. She finally gives in when the room becomes a threat to the family’s health and the smell can no longer be masked by a closed door and half a bottle of air freshener. In the case of NYC, the teenager gave mom the finger and told her to f%$k off. Bloomberg was OK with the rebuff.

Then the polls shifted and the American people had had enough. So Bloomberg did what any good pol standing upon a moral foundation of shifting sand would do, he called in the cops. He told the OWS morons it was for their own good. Sort of like mom calling dad in to get jr. by the ear, drag him on to the front lawn and hose him off all the while insisting, this is hurting me more than you son.

It is all the mayors’ of these cities fault that this crap (literally) piled up and went on for so long. Had they just enforced the city’s laws from day one, all of the rape and squallier could have been avoided, not to mention millions in clean up costs and police overtime required to monitor the morons. You can bet if a Boy Scout troop had tried to set up on city property without a permit and paying the appropriate fee, they’d be yanked out of there at sundown. But they’d never do that to begin with. So the mayor doesn’t have to worry. It’s only a Lib crowd that complains about the lawlessness of Wall St. or the man, or the war, or free education, free drugs, free housing, free food, free electricity, environmentally conscious crowd that creates it own environmental toxic waste hazard that it calls a “camp” that is allowed themselves to be lawless.  The mayors were OK with it until it became a political liability.

I’m pretty sure King Douche and his side kick Queen Grand Fran had nice words for the OWS crowd in the beginning. I have not heard much from them lately. They certainly should have some of the blame for the mess that their Demo-Dope base has created placed on their narrow boney shoulders - his indistinguishable from hers.

So now the crowds are being dispersed sent to reoccupy mom’s basement or a city jail cell. They will re-emerge in the spring when the weather warms, because these are true fair weather patriots. I wonder if the cities learned anything from this mess?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lex’s take on the Super Catastrophe uh, Committee

First off, anything that includes Cambodian war hero John Fran├žoise Kerry should not be a “super” anything that isn’t followed by a pejorative; as in Super Windbag, D-bag, SFB, Ego Maniacal Turd Biscuit, etc., etc. Next, the P-BO will absolutely crap his drawers, as if he were caught by Moochel scarfing down a Big Mac and fries, if the Super Losers accomplish anything. His favorite meme – this do nothing congress - will be gone if they do. His constant whining - “Oh woe is me, I’m trying to do so much for you little people but you, you lazy, soft, cowardly, bitter clingers, will not cooperate. You cannot appreciate my affirmative action passed through life intellect. You are not worthy of my greatness. You all disappoint me so. I’m off to the Lower Nambian Peninsula to bow down at the feet of their great tribal leader Big Chief Whatthephook, and play a dozen rounds of golf.” - will have to end.

Next, whatever they accomplish, if they accomplish anything, relative to our true financial problems, it will be like taking a thimble of water out of the great Pacific Ocean or a bucket of sand out of the Sahara. It will be totally meaningless.

The entire federal system of entitlements and taxes needs to be on the table. We are 15 TRILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT!!!! Nibbling at the margins accomplishes nothing. Yet, these windbags can’t even accomplish that.

We need a flatter, fairer tax system where EVERYONE has skin in the game. So that when SFB Demo-Dopes want to raise taxes, Republicans can say- well you can’t raise taxes. You’ll hurt the poor. Right now 46% of us have ZERO skin in the game. So sure raise taxes. Why would they care? They pay ZERO anyway. I don’t care if it’s one half of one percent, everyone should be paying something. Then when taxes go up, they MUST go up across the board.

Entitlements MUST be addressed.

Military Retirement can not be drawn until age 60, unless medically retired.

Social Security cannot be drawn until age 70. You can retire at age 65, but you will need to cover the first five years of retirement on your own.

Medicare/aid need to be means tested and co-pays adjusted in accordance with one’s ability to support himself.

Waste needs to be slashed. Start with the post office. Hire private carriers. Close and consolidate branches. Sell equipment to the private carriers. Get someone to run the thing who understands that the Post Office is rapidly becoming the 21st century’s buggy whip. The Post Office needs someone who can carefully and skillfully shut the thing down.

Pay the UN for the right to have seat in the building of the world’s most dysfunctional organization and not one dime more. Charge rent for the prime real estate they occupy. Tow and ticket “diplomats'” cars that are double parked outside the strip club all night. Dump them in the East River if the fines are not paid within 7 days.

Stop subsidizing NPR, PBS.

Stop borrowing money from China so that we can send grant money back to China to study Chinese prostitution.

But the gutless, led by the weak, who are following the timid in search of hole to stick thier collective heads into, will never arrive at a solution that will move us any closer to solving this problem. Which brings me back to the “big thing,” the P-BO doesn’t want anything accomplished. He’ll get what he wants, because…well look at the picture.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Unaware" Clouseau/Chu argues against government involvement

The P-BO’s energy secretary unwittingly makes the perfect case why government dopes shouldn’t be investing tax payer money in the markets. After all the evidence to the contrary, Steven Chu still insists that the P-BO’s boys did their due diligence before chucking half a billion dollars down the Solyndra crapper. Chu said:

We were very thorough in the application of loan at the time. In the end of 2008, the beginning of 2009, we asked outside people to give us second and third opinions. What was unanticipated was that the market for the prices of solar modules really plummeted.

Yeah, really, who knew markets could plummet?  Markets don't plummet, ever, but especially when the US government is nearly 15 trillion dollars in debt, and there is clueless buffoon in the WH. You couldn’t seriously expect them to see that one coming. Who knew the Chinese would be using prison labor to make solar panels at one half the cost Solyndra could produce them? You just can’t expect government bureaucrats to think that the Chinese would ever cheat to give themselves an advantage.

When asked about audits that indicated that Solyndra was on its financial death bed, Chu shrugged.

I was not aware of the audit instantly at that time, became aware of it later. And so what has happened during this period is we have a very good loan people, and they tried to, you know, what are the best projections, going forward, and how do you monitor progress of the loan? Certainly, any new company in the process of constructing a new factory that would be more efficient, more highly roboticized to be competitive would be burning through cash.

Perfect! He didn’t know. A company is “burning through cash” (aka your tax dollars) to build a gazzillion dollar plant to produce solar panels at twice the cost the Chinese are making them for in a warehouse with a dirt floor, and dip$h!t “was not aware” there were problems. And yet, he maintains that they did their due diligence before crapping your money away.

Idunno, doesn’t make sense to me. How can you say you did your due diligence when you’re down half a bill? How can you say you did what was required to protect the tax payer dollars when those dollars are gone, and there is exactly ZERO to show that the money ever existed? How about a bit of honesty? Hey Steve, take a line from NY Jets Head Coach, Rex Ryan, “That was dumbest f&^king move ever.”

How about an econ 101 line of questions:

Q: How much does the industry charge for panels?

A: $3.

Q: How much will you charge?

A: $6.

Get out, and don’t come back until you can get cost per panel down to $2.50

There is more “due diligence” in those two questions than 3 years of Steve Chu’s Inspector Clouseau like vetting of the Solyndra deal.

This was all political. If it turned out, great.  If not, well so sad too bad. Luckily, it wasn’t our money. When asked about the politics of the BS loan, Chu amazingly said:

I was not aware and certainly no decision we made in the loan program had anything to do with who is investing in this company. There were people like George Kaiser, who have been associated with the Democratic Party…But certainly, at my level and the people I was talking to, we were not aware of either the Democrat or Republican backers.

So once again Clouseau/Chu was “not aware.” It must have been in March. He was busy getting his NCAA basketball bracket together.  Ahh, but he was aware of Kaiser. But not aware of backers who happened to be Demo-Dope or Republican - except for Kaiser who was a big Demo-Dope supporter.

What Chu should have admitted is that government – especially this current bunch of nit wits – has no business using tax dollars to pick winners and losers. And ask yourself this, would this bunch of brain dead numbskulls ever have considered a loan to promote clean energy that actually works like coal, oil fracking or nuclear power? In a world - NO! Two words for emphasis – Hell NO!

Steven Clouseau/Chue admits he is “unaware” (aka: asleep at the wheel, derelict of his duty, incompetent etc.) of the embarrassing details of the Solyndra loan.  Yet he, like the @$$bag who hired him, won a Nobel Prize. Add AlGore to the mix, and it’s proof positive that you are better off asking for advise from your barber or the guy who pumps your septic tank than anyone who has ever visited Sweden to pick up a prize.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Giving Newt a second look

AF Bro sent this link to a Newt speech titled “Victory or Death” given before the Rep “shellacking” of the P-BO’s boys in 2010. It’s in 5 parts, and each runs over 8minutes. Find the time to view them all. If you can only sit for one, go to the last.

I’d written Newt off early on, on a couple of accounts. First, he stumbled out of the block by trashing Paul Ryan's budget plan.  Next, was his ability to win the Rep nomination let alone the general election. I didn’t think a twice divorced, three times married guy who sat on a couch with Grand Fran Peloser to hector us about global cooling/warming/climate change or staying the same could win. After the Tony the shlong Weiner seat went Republican, I thought, heck my dog George could beat the P-BO.

Then there was the money issue. The P-BO will raise a billion dollars for the 2012 cycle. I’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating. The P-BO needed 700 million in the last cycle because nobody knew who he was. He’ll need a billion in the 2012 because everyone knows who he is. Can Newt compete? No. But Newt has devised a brilliant scheme that will place the P-BO in a serious dilemma. Newt has said he will challenge the P-BO to 7 Lincoln - Douglass type debates of three hours each with no moderator, only a time keeper.

Hey easy, the P-BO will just decline. He’s too busy. After all, he’s the president. Well he’s had time for 72 rounds of golf. And Newt has said, if the P-BO declines his offer, Newt will just follow the P-BO around the country showing up everywhere the P-BO does four hours later. I don’t think the P-BO can stand toe to toe with Newt, or anyone else for that matter, in a debate that isn’t controlled by a P-BO lemming in the MSM. The 7 three hour debates will easily off set any cash advantage the P-BO has over Newt.

This five part speech is a compelling case for Newt. Waging the campaign around big ideas that break 70 – 40 in your favor is a pretty solid campaign strategy. I love the idea of abolishing the 9th circuit court. That’s a big idea.

Monday, November 14, 2011

We knew we were all soft bitter clingers, but lazy as well?

We’ve been a little bit lazy over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted — ‘Well, people would want to come here’ — and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new businesses into America.

Who said that? Some hard working guy who has been up with cows and out with owls working his butt off for the last 30 years? No. Then some smart guy who has made a ton of money with his imagination, savvy and creativity? No. No, actually that statement was uttered by an affirmative action pass through who has never had a steady private sector job in his entire life – the P-BO.

Calling us lazy comes from a guy who as President of the United States has played 72 rounds of golf.  At 5 hours each (given his reported inability to hit a golf ball any better than he throws a baseball maybe 10 hours) totaling, ahh, lemmesee, 5 times 7 is 30 something plus another 10 or so, that’s 40, no wait, gotta start from the right. 10 carry the 1, 5X7=35 plus the one equals 360 hours of golf. If you divide that by 40, the number of hours in our typically lazy work week, that’s 9 weeks of golf. And that time off doesn’t include all of the 10 day “working vacations” that roll around every other month.

Now according to our dumb@$$ in chief, Americans are bitter clingers that have gotten soft, lazy, and are about as exceptional as Greece on any given day. Which is still better than what this know nothing’s Attorney General said about America when that d-bag called us a nation of cowards. I think this skinny, jug eared sock of crap was wide awake for 20 years, front and center in Rev? Jerry Wright’s church of Let’s All Hate America Now. He learned his lessons well from his mentor.

There was another Republican debate on Saturday night. Change the day of the week, and it seems that line could be used twice a week from now until next September. I didn’t watch it. I was in a deep depression after drinking two cases of beer and a fifth of bourbon before starting to drink heavily after The OSU’s OT loss to Purdue. ASIDE: You’d think at a university of 52,000 under grads you’d be able to find 9 fat guys to stand in front of 9 other fat guys and “block” them for the 1.2 seconds it takes to allow the game winning point after touchdown. You’d be wrong.

Anyhoo, Newt is on the rise. Watch this slam dunk beeautch slapping of Scott Pelly who, given his willingness to “debate” Newt during his question, is apparently is running for president. That’s big news.

Penn State
I did see a bit of the Penn State game against NE. I tired very quickly of the Penn St. crowd, the players, the announcers and it seemed everyone else acting as if Penn St. were some how a victim. Tears shed for Joe Pa and Penn St. football are misplaced. The more you read about what was going on at that university, the more you know that Joe Pa and the entire university leadership were enabling Jerry Sandusky. That includes the interim head coach, who knew about the allegations. No, hell no, they all didn’t have to resign in disgust, but that would have been nice. At a minimum, how about a, “Hey, Joe Pa, Sandusky goes, or I go.” At least get the slug out of the locker room for crying out loud.

I said it before, I’ll say now, the university needs to be figuratively bulldozed. Everyone who knew or should have known needs to be sent packing.  And what's the NCAA going to have to say about this?  It's OK to knowingly allow child molesters in the locker room, but if you sell a game jersey that belongs to you, you get a 5 game suspension.  Sumpins' up-side-down there.

Friday, November 11, 2011

College football has been headed for ruin for 25 years

If college football under goes some major changes in the near future, don’t blame Joe Paterno, Penn State or even the slug - Jerry Sandusky. As tv contracts grew, stadiums got bigger and coaches salaries have out stripped university president’s by 10-20 times, College football has been getting more and more unmanageable.

At this point, at least at the Division 1-A level, I don’t even know why football teams are associated with universities. A large percentage of players are recruited outside what could reasonably considered the university’s sphere of influence. A large percentage of players don’t graduate. Yet, the university will heap great rewards on young men for pitching a “bag of wind” around for 3 hours on Saturday.

TV money is what the universities are chasing, plain and simple. In order to get that money the team has be good enough to play in a national broadcast in primetime and get to a BCS bowl game. If they are that good, tens of millions of dollars roll into a university. Add to all that a different weekly uniform set ups for the team that can be hawked to alumni for 100 times what they cost the university 10 minutes after the game.

So the university goes out and hires a coach for 5 million, plus tv endorsements and a bonus for winning 6 games that gets a team “bowl eligible”, and bonus for a BCS appearance, and a bonus for winning the bowl game, and these big time coaches may be pulling down 8 figures.

So these big time coaches go out a scour the landscape looking for talent to bring to the university, not for its mathematics program, but rather to pitch the pigskin around. If he does it well enough, he wins games and makes a ton of money. But the university makes tons and tons and tons of money. So it’s a worthwhile endeavor all around.

And many of the kids recruited to play couldn’t care less about university outside the ability of it getting them noticed for how far they can throw a pig’s bladder. They live in separate dorms, eat in separate facilities, attend classes only between 1:30 and 4:00 in the afternoon and are given tutors to help them keep up with their arduous schedule of toenail clipping 101, PE 780 and Finger Art 230. Then as soon as their eligibility runs out, a large percentage are gone. As a result we end up with the Cam Newtons, Maurice Clarets and host of others selling their wares to the highest bidder. That doesn't mean these young are not loyal to the team.  Many are, just not the university.

And just an aside, at least two great stadiums were ruined in pursuit of putting a few more butt cheeks in seats at $40-$70 a spot. The house that Knute built at Notre Dame was rebuilt and in the process ruined by greedy trustees trying to gouge a bit more money out of the system. History and tradition be damned. They needed the money. The Horseshoe at The Ohio State University was a unique and classic building. Now after $105 million in “improvements” it looks like crap. And who benefited from all of the add ons? Was the university looking to cram more students in at $20 a head? Hell no. The new capacity all went to high rollers outside the student body.

And keeps going. A lot people are PO’d at the BCS process. They want a playoff. So do all of the sports commentators, as well as the idiot in the Oval Office. Why? Well it means more money for the networks. And the schools think, well, if we can just get Nick Saben away from AL we can compete for that money, and the cycle repeats.

There is so much money involved with so little control, it has to be corrupt. And that is what happened at Penn State, in my opinion. Sandusky could not be dealt with straight up because it would hurt the university in recruiting which would cause a slide in performance which would mean a loss of dollars. It’s that simple. It appeared to be a better, cheaper option to cover the scandal up than to deal with it.

Well, it isn’t any more. But college football has been rolling down a track, accelerating every year, to its own ruin for 25 years. Jerry Sandusky is just the latest most pitiful example of a system that is out of control.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Jarheads!

Where to start. Oh yeah, Nov 10th the Marine Corps birthday. Not so keyed up this year for a couple of reasons. First, the state of the nation doesn’t seem to lend itself to celebration today. Next is our Commandant, General James Amos – a Naval Aviator. What’s next a supply guy?

For me, he’s a windsock ready to go with the flow no matter where it takes him or our beloved Corps. You recall the pre-cooked debate about allowing gays to serve openly in military. There was no debate. At the time Gen. Amos said that he opposed the P-BO’s effort to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

He said:

"Mistakes and inattention or distractions cost Marines lives. That's the currency of this fight. I don't want to lose any Marines to the distraction.

"I don't want to have any Marines that I'm visiting at Bethesda with no legs be the result of any type of distraction."

Then as the wind changed direction and gained velocity with pressure on Amos to get in line or resign, the windsock simply changed direction. Now he’s all for it and went to the extreme to say that not only was he onboard but he and the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps would lead the way.

Dare I say that it’s leadership like that, that will lead to Marines with no legs in Bethesda. I’m not here to re-debate the issue, but for God’s sake man, how do you go from “Marines will be killed and maimed by this policy” to “I’m going to lead the way in its implementation”? This didn’t occur after years of deliberation, it was after a couple of days.

That’s not leadership. That’s windsocketry. That’s how our forces wind up in un-winnable messes like Vietnam. No one, that’s right - it’s not “too few” - it is NO ONE in the general class seems capable of stumbling upon an issue that is worth resigning over – ever. Fight the war in a half assed manner? Yes sir. At your service sir. Whatever your desire sir.

So happy Birthday Marines. I’m still celebrating the good old Corps tonight and will no matter what.

Penn State took the necessary steps to BEGIN cleaning house. The university president and Joe Paterno were fired last night. That just about sums it up. No one knows the university president’s name but everyone knows the football coach.

There is a scene in Forrest Gump where Forrest has the childhood home of his wife bulldozed. It is alluded to earlier in the film that his wife was a victim of incest in the home. That is what needs to happen at Penn State. It needs to be figuratively bulldozed to the ground.

The trustees made a courageous and bold decision last night. Students took to the campus and rioted. I suppose they were rioting in support of covering up pedophilia. Idiots. Gen. Amos came out in support of Paterno, then changed his mind and said he had to go, then was out turning over cars on campus last night because the coach was fired. We’ll have to wait and see where he stands on the issue for this half hour.

Had bishops, cardinals and Rome had the courage to do what the Penn State trustees did last night, as quickly as they did it, the Catholic Church wouldn’t be the butt of 10,000 pedophile jokes that it so richly deserves.

Rick Perry!? I only have three things to say, absolutely unbelievable, embarrassing and…uh… what the hell was the third?

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Wazzzzz up

What happened in OH yesterday?
Alexander Tytler was some Scottish lawyer who held a cynical view of democracy, especially representative republics such as our own. He was the guy who famously noted that democracy, “can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury.” Oddly it was an overwhelming majority in OH that voted to heap largess out of the public treasury onto public sector union employees.

I don’t know how such things happen. This seems too easy to defend. It had to be mismanaged from the top. A tv ad noting that Demo-Dope icon FDR opposed collective bargaining for public sector unions would have helped. FDR wrote:

All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management. The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for administrative officials to represent fully or to bind the employer in mutual discussions with Government employee organizations. The employer is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives in Congress. Accordingly, administrative officials and employees alike are governed and guided, and in many instances restricted, by laws which establish policies, procedures, or rules in personnel matters.

How hard would that have been? If that’s too technical, consider the Chris Christie approach. When public sector unions say they are going to fight for their members, who are they fighting against?  It's the public.

As I understand the argument, public sector unions are supporting a system that will ensure firemen, police and teachers will be making far more than the state’s household median income of about $45K. How can that be sustained?  Why should it be sustained?

The last gambit I might have tried in this argument would have been to tie public sector compensation to the military pay scale plus an area cost of living. It would be hard for any public union employee to claim that they have a tougher or more dangerous job than a Lance Corporal in Fallujah.

This was botched from the top.  But hey, I’m sure they had their own effective ads stating that no matter what, Republicans are not as bad as the Demo-Dopes claim.

But the Dopes cannot take a victory lap, because OH voters did have the sense reject any healthcare mandates i.e P-BOcare.

The daily drip
Herman Cain read Lex yesterday, took his advice and volunteered to take a lie detector. And as we learn more about the accusers, they are, shall we say, suspect. The sad part of this that, even if these charges are totally false, it’s hard to see how Herman regains his mojo. Mission accomplished.

The Lib meme is that religious people are anti-science. Not hardly. The Vatican will team with a bio research company to promote the use of adult stem cells to treat disease. How can that be?

Calling it what it is
WI Gov. for now, Scott Walker, has infuriated the perpetually infuriated by calling the state Christmas tree of all things, a Christmas tree. Oh the horror. What's next calling a spade a spade?  Apparently the ultra sensitive prefer "holiday tree." As always my response is, “holiday?” What holiday is it?

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Sue 'em and the last good guy falls

Another day another accuser. This time we finally have a face and specific allegations. Here’s what you do Herman. Be bold. Sue her and challenge her to take a lie detector test. That should pretty much settle the argument.

I’m not sure what the point of all this is. 10 year old accusation comes out just as Cain begins to gain traction in the polls. Why wouldn’t have all these cockroaches come out when Cain announced? And Gloria Allred? Who is paying her?

That’s it on Cain for now. Tomorrow we’ll deal with the new accuser.

Sports, the last bastion to escape the daily trials of life, or at least it was. Every time you invest in a team or athlete, it seems they let you down. Tiger Woods: a golf phenomena or just a lying sack of crap? The latter. Jim Tressel: clean cut all-American coach or lying sack of crap? The latter. Joe Paterno: legendary coach who could always be counted upon to put principle ahead of winning or lying sack of crap? Sadly, the latter.

Some creepy assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, it seems was using the Penn State locker as a sex play ground with young boys. According to a report, a graduate assistant told Paterno in 2002 that he had seen a naked Sandusky sexually assaulting a 10-year-old in the showers.

So well geez, that’s only, what, 9 measly years ago. Let’s let the system work. After all these things take time, right Joe? To his credit, Paterno reported this to his bosses and then ignored it for the last 9 YEARS! Ignored, may be too strong but it's unclear whether he did anything else. He didn’t call the cops. And for some inexplicable reason Sandusky still had access to the Penn State facilities.

OK innocent until proven guilty. But for that to happen, you have to report the crime Joe. And you couldn’t say to your old buddy Jerry, “Hey, Jerry, until this gets cleared up, I don’t want you hanging around my locker room.” Come on man! That would be the absolute minimum, you’d think.

In a statement Joe Pa said:

If true, the nature and amount of charges made are very shocking to me and all Penn Staters. While I did what I was supposed to with the one charge brought to my attention, like anyone else involved I can’t help but be deeply saddened these matters are alleged to have occurred.

Huh? YGBSM. Charges are shocking? They may have been shocking in 2002, but you cannot seriously expect anyone to believe that you’re shocked now after what you learned in 2002. That’s like finding a baggie of dope in your son’s drawer and doing nothing about it. Then 9 years later, you act as if you’re shocked when he’s arrested for possession of drugs.

Joe Pa went on to say:

As my grand jury testimony stated, I was informed in 2002 by an assistant coach that he had witnessed an incident in the shower of our locker room facility. It was obvious that the witness was distraught over what he saw, but he at no time related to me the very specific actions contained in the Grand Jury report.

Yeah, and you sure as hell didn’t want to know, did you Joe? Why ask any penetrating questions that would get to the butt of the situation? I know. That was shameless. Sorry Joe, the whole state of PA may give you pass on this, but no one else will.

And can I just point out the obvious. It is unlikely that Sandusky stumbled upon his preference for young boys only after retiring from Penn State. How many kids’ lives was this creep wrecking while he was under your direct supervision Joe? How many recruiting trips did the university pay for this creep to recruit shower partners instead of football players?

The ONLY good news in this is that, suddenly, for Jim Tressel and The Ohio State University, selling your own property to a tattoo parlor doesn’t seem like that big of a deal.

Monday, November 07, 2011

The end of the Cain lynching

Lemmesee, there were unspecified charges of sexual harassment, strangely “not of a sexual nature”, made by anonyms sources against Herman Cain. The MSM response was that Herman Cain needed to answer the charges. First off, what charges? Does anyone to this day know what the charges are? Anyhoo, Cain did answer the charges. He said he never sexually harassed anyone in his life. Charge answered, right? Wrong.

Not good enough. The woman was bound by a confidentiality agreement, so I guess it was up to Cain to speak for her and then defend himself. Cain’s answer was he never sexually harassed anyone in his life. Not good enough. After all these are serious charges. So the gal’s lawyer asked that his client be released from the confidentiality agreement. She was. She still refuses to talk.

So there is nothing left but for the MSM loons to go after Cain. His response is that he never sexually harassed anyone in his life. Damn him!

Now much is being made of the way Cain handled the non-scandal. Sure he survived the week, but his response to a scandal he’d known about for 12 years was somehow troubling. After all, is stating over and over that you never sexually harassed anyone in your life really even a strategy against charges of sexual harassment?

Now the media are certain that Cain just got lucky. Sort of like wasting two trump cards on tricks that your partner already had and somehow still winning the hand. If he can’t handle this, he’s just not skilled enough to win the nomination, is the new mantra.

Well here’s what they might be missing. Maybe if you just tell the truth, you don’t need a “strategy.” Maybe the truth is some sort of super trump card that cancels everything else out. Maybe the fact that he says he never sexually harassed anyone in his life, absent any proof that did, is still good enough for fair minded people.

In one way, I’m sort of glad this came out this early. It sort of inoculates Cain and even other candidates from this type of unsupported character assignation by the media. The human detritus that makes up 99% of the MSM are PO’d that this didn’t work. You can see them sitting around the “news desks” and editorial tables all across America asking each other WTF (win the future)? We had him. We made the charges. And all he had was that he never sexually harassed anyone in his life. Now after 1,000s of stories, he’s a hero, bringing in tens of thousands of dollars every day, and we’re looking like hatchet men for the Demo-Dope party. Damn it!

But like a little kid who wants to stop at McDonald’s, he doesn’t stop asking just because dad said no; then, hell no; then, be quiet; then, if you ask again, we’re never ever going to McDonald’s as long as I live. After investing so much, they just can’t let it go.

Last bit on this. The MSM who broke and perpetuated this story with out so much as single shred of evidence are what most of us hate about these jackasses. Hey they had the allegation. No, they didn’t. To have an allegation it would seem to me, that before you try destroy a person’s presidential campaign, you would have to put a name and face to that allegation.

If that crap can count as journalism, then I have half a dozen anonyms drug dealers who say, because the P-BO never had a job in life, he paid for his crack cocaine habit with oral sex. Well how else would he afford the drug habit he admits? Now he has to spend the next week answering the charge. Funny thing is he can’t say, “I never had a drug habit in my life.” He’ll need a strategy to handle these charges.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Cain and sock puppetry

I’ve been busy, too busy to pay too much attention to this Herman Cain story that has gone on for, what, six months now. I see where conservatives are P-O’d that Herman is getting much rougher treatment than Billy Boy Clinton during his series of sexual harassments, assaults and rape.

Well duh, did we expect something different? With Clinton you had real women coming forward with real and specific allegations. With Cain, no one has come forward yet and for the life of me as hard as try to find out, I can’t find one bit of information on what it is he’s supposed to have done.

So yeah, when Paula Jones holds a press conference and accuses the President of the United States of exposing himself to her and demanding oral sex, you’d expect just one story on the nightly news. But when Kathleen Willy accuses the President of the United States of groping her in the oral, oops, Oval Office, then the media get right on it and run a whopping 3 stories in two days. And when Juanita Broaddrick accused the President of the United States of raping her, well that’s when the press really got after it, running another 3 stories over two days.

But hey, really, is there any news there? You have the woman’s name and specific allegation, there’s nothing left. With Herman Cain we have no women and no specific accusations. Now there’s news. It’s a perfect set up for the 24/7 news cycle. Endless guests can be paraded in to speculate on what happened. And now we’re three or four days in and still nobody knows who is alleging what. Yet we have over 50 MSM reports of what might have happened.

My first read was that some woman was complaining of overt gestures, not of a sexual nature, that made her uncomfortable. That could include about anything from scratching an itch to turn the temperature up in the office. And we all know the second you become uncomfortable, that is sexual harassment. Why just the other day, I was being sexually harassed by a strong, damp wind out of the north. Heck yeah it was sexual harassment, after all, it made me uncomfortable.

And then there’s this from the, is anyone surprised, file:

A few years ago, Joe Therrien, a graduate of the NYC Teaching Fellows program, was working as a full-time drama teacher at a public elementary school in New York City. Frustrated by huge class sizes, sparse resources and a disorganized bureaucracy, he set off to the University of Connecticut to get an MFA in his passion—puppetry. Three years and $35,000 in student loans later, he emerged with degree in hand, and because puppeteers aren’t exactly in high demand, he went looking for work at his old school. The intervening years had been brutal to the city’s school budgets—down about 14 percent on average since 2007. A virtual hiring freeze has been in place since 2009 in most subject areas, arts included, and spending on art supplies in elementary schools crashed by 73 percent between 2006 and 2009. So even though Joe’s old principal was excited to have him back, she just couldn’t afford to hire a new full-time teacher. Instead, he’s working at his old school as a full-time “substitute”; he writes his own curriculum, holds regular classes and does everything a normal teacher does. “But sub pay is about 50 percent of a full-time salaried position,” he says, “so I’m working for half as much as I did four years ago, before grad school, and I don’t have health insurance…. It’s the best-paying job I could find.”

That’s it Joe? You’re kidding! YGBSM. 35K down the crapper on a degree in puppetry and full time sub gig is the best you can do? Oh the humanity! Or would it be humanities in this case? If a degree in puppetry means nothing any more, the American dream is truly dead. "The best job" you could find?  Moron! You're lucky to have any job.  Who hires idiots?  Oh yeah, the schools to be teachers.

Hey Joe! Try this. I recall a Cub Scout activity on “Showmanship” when the boys had to make puppets and do a show. It was funny as heck. Not because it was funny like “Seinfeld”, but the things that a boy will say when hiding behind the back of a couch and talking through a sock puppet are really hilarious. They probably learned as much in an afternoon of fun as Joe did in 3 years, and it didn’t cost 35K.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Rubio, Cain attacks part of Demo-Dope electoral strategy

Conspiracy theory #8

OK, I’ve got this figured out. Herman Cain and Marco Rubio are linked. Sure a Cain Rubio ticket would be fine, but that is not what I’m talking about. Anyone find it strange that the Washington Post does a series of negative stories on Rubio just as he is being mentioned by just about everyone as the odds on favorite for the VP slot no matter who wins the nomination?

P-BO, the great uniter, said this about Hispanics before the last election:

“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’ if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s going to be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2.”

Then there was the Scrawny One Harry this war is lost Reid wondering aloud, “how anyone of Hispanic decent could be a Republican.” Yes I know Harry.  I’ve often wondered myself how anyone with a brain could be a Demo-Dope. Happily, so few Demo-Dopes do have brains that it’s pretty much a moot point. Then as Rubio’s stock rises the comPost comes out with its hit piece.

Now, just as Herman Cain gains traction and takes over the lead in the Republican field, anonymous sources begin coming out of the wood work with unsubstantiated charges of sexual harassment. And as always with Demo-Dopes, it makes no difference what-so-ever whether or not the charge is true, what’s important is that a charge is made.

Pulling a couple of Dope quotes to support the Rubio part of this theory was easy enough but with Herman Cain you have so much material, you really are forced to cull the field for best ones.

Demo-Dope hit man and super hyper genius Harry Belafonte said this about Cain:

Day-O, Dayyyyyyy-O, Cain is a “bad apple” Day-O, Dayyyy-O,  he has no authority to talk about “the pride of people of color”  daylight come and I wanna go home.

The female equivalent of Belafonte, Janeane Gawdawfullo floated the double secret racists theory that went like this: Republicans can’t stand the current occupant in the WH because he’s black. So they are supporting a black guy in their primary so they can get the current half-black guy out and replace him with…uh, er...another all-black guy? Yeah, that makes sense. Totally.   We may have a winner here.  Let's compare.  Where's that Slow Joe quote about spending money to keep from going bankrupt?

Then there’s Princeton professor Cornel West. Yes mom and dad send your kid for an Ivy League education and have them exposed to this nit wit at about $10,000 a minute. You could save a lot of money, and the kid would learn as much, if you just sent them off to clown school.  West said Cain should “get off the symbolic crack pipe and acknowledge the evidence is overwhelming.” Evidence of what? Well apparently West ain’t buying in to Herman’s unspeakable crime of stating that America is still the best place in the world for people to get ahead by the sweat of their own brow. For West, America is still mired in a 1960s no make it 1860s style racism.

There are about ten more of these for Herman but we need to press on to the big close, which is:

Back in April, Dr. Walter Williams (the best Rush Limbaugh fill in host ever) or someone saying they were Dr. Williams, penned an article that the P-BO will win re-election “no matter what.” He bases that opinion on the fact that minorities, women, union thugs, college kids, the MSM, anyone getting a government hand out, etc. will turn out overwhelmingly and vote for the P-BO. Based on those demographics, there is no way for a Republican to win. Unless that is, there’s a Cain or a Rubio on the ticket to fracture the vote of one of those key constituencies.

The Dopes know that the only way for numbskull and D-bag to win is, not with a vision of a better America, but rather to divide Americans along racial and social economic lines. A Rubio or Cain on the Republican ticket shatters their paper thin electoral strategy. The same goes for a woman. Look at what they did to Palin and Bachmann.

Anyone who fractures the coalition must be taken out, plain and simple. And that Mr. & Mrs. America is what this is all about.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Another day, another Greek bail out

Sometime back in late spring, the markets went wild on the news that the Germans had agreed to bail out Greece. At the time, Lex opined that the Greeks would need another bail out by summer’s end. Well to be honest I don’t know if the Greeks made it to the end of summer or not. They have pretty much been in the news everyday. For a casual observer, I’m not sure if “trouble in the Euro zone” equals trouble caused by the Greeks or not. But we know whatever was done in the spring didn’t work.

Now we’re talking bail out again. It’s like Lindsey Lohan’s 5th or 6th visit to rehab. You hope it works this time. It’s like Mickey Rooney’s 7th or 8th marriage. You hope it works this time. It’s like the Cubs’ 104th run at a World Series title. You hope they make it this time. It’s like the P-BO telling the truth for once, as in, “Hell no I’m not qualified to be president. I never was.” But in each case you know deep down that it won’t work and ain’t happinin’.

Until the Greek nanny state can be deconstructed, it useless to pour more money down that sink hole. It’s like trying to patch the gash in the side of the Titanic with a quart can of Bondo. It isn’t going to work, and everyone knows it. It’s like trying to reduce your deficit by spending more money. No wait. That’s what we’re doing. And according to the Slowest of all Joes:

“We’re going to go bankrupt as a nation. Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’ The answer is yes, that's what I’m telling you.”

And that Mr. & Mrs. America is $h!t you cannot make up. If you sat down for six months with team of comic geniuses and tried to construct a dumber line of reasoning for Homer Simpson, it would be impossible to do so.  This is close:

Yes Marge, that is what I'm telling you.  I have to go down to Moe's and drink more beer so that I can stop drinking.

Somehow, it almost sounds reasonable coming from Homer.  Yet this Biden doof, this monument to idiocy, is not a yellow cartoon character.  He's one heart beat away from the presidency. Pray, pray brothers and sisters for the safety of the P-BO.

I can tell you this. The overwhelming anecdotal evidence from my travels in Europe is that very few waiters, waitresses, bar tenders, travel guides etc. wanted or support the Euro monetary system. The former communist in eastern Germany were the exception. Almost to a man or woman they detested the money and European Union. So how did it end up getting foisted upon them? Well how did we get P-BO care? Take another look at the picture at the top of the post.

That’s how this stuff happens.  It's all pre-cooked.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Can Cain turn this positive?

Uh oh, Herman Cain is in trouble. The sort of thing that is a resume enhancer for Demo-Dope candidates is death for conservatives. For some odd reason, Billy boy Clinton can grope, gape, ogle, expose himself, harass and even rape women and remain a hero of the left in general and the Lib women in particular.

Why? Well one Lib indicated that she’d give the letch a Lewinsky just for keeping abortion legal. He probably has since taken her up on her offer. One wonders if she then allowed the louse to smack her around a bit. Should we mark her down as one of those “women who love too much”? Ha! Mark her down as an idiot willing to be used.

Very odd that as Herman rises in the polls these allegation come out. Who could have done it? Well who has the most to gain? Romney might have leaked the info. Sure, he could have, but he didn’t. It’s way too early for Romney to take that risk. He has met all challengers, watched them sore in polls and then fall away. Cain is just the latest in a line.

Newt could have done it. Sure. He’d gain a lot. He’s risen in the polls and if Cain were to fade away, Newt would become the newest “not Romney” candidate.

It’s probably the P-BO’s boys. They are scared to death what will happen to the black vote if half-black, white raised, pampered and passed through Barry has to run against a real black man.

Another possibility is that these two women are seeking their 15 minutes of fame and a check from the National Enquirer. My sense about these things is that there is usually something there. In this case I believe that one of the women, the one who filed a formal complaint, was a poor performing employee and saw herself getting canned so decided to take a swipe at a big payoff.

Oddly, the one with the formal complaint is one the one I’d worry least about. It’s the second one with no formal complaint who can now pretty much make up anything she wants because there is no complaint on file. Weird huh?

I’d do the same thing with these two that we did with Kathleen Willy and Juanita Broaddrick. Did the women go on to confide extemporaneously to friends what happened and in Broaddrick’s case seek medical attention. Even Monica confided in Linda Tripp. Poor Linda. Was that gal ever ravaged by pols, MSM and late night tv for picking up the phone when Monica called.

Handled correctly, this could be like Cain’s smoking ad, taking a negative and making it positive.