Day by Day
Saturday, October 25, 2008
And it's amazing how much you can do even though that damn thing is wobbling underneath your feet.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read "Vote Obama, I need the money." I laughed.Oh hell yes, I'm stealing this and doing it if I get the chance!
Once in the restaurant my server had on a "Obama 08" tie, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference -- just imagine the coincidence.
When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need--the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight.
I went outside, gave the homeless guy $5 and told him to thank the server inside as I've decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.
At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the server was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn, without his consideration of whether I should have even have don’t(sic) that; though in my opinion the actual recipient needed the server’s money more.
I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.
Even though Congress is in recess, Democrats have held several hearings this week to make the case for a $150 billion or more economic stimulus measure to follow the $700 billion bank rescue passed three weeks ago. A round of tax rebates and business tax breaks passed in February was credited with giving the economy a modest boost over the summer, but fears of a protracted recession after the credit crisis have Democrats promising more. …
If Republicans continue to resist, said Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., Democrats are likely to rejoin the issue in January, when they expect party standard bearer Barack Obama to take the oath of office as president.
“There’s no question the House will pass … a much bigger (stimulus plan) than we passed before,” Frank said of a postelection lame duck session. “If enough Republicans in the Senate decide to filibuster it … then we’ll just wait until January.”
God help us if Obama gets elected. This country will go straight down the shitter so fast it'll make the Titanic look like a minor accident.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
The MSM Complicity in Obama's fraud is criminal. The Obama campaign is flat out breaking the law. And the Media refuses to report it.
Election Day is less than two weeks away, and Chicago could be home to the biggest political party in the country. Construction is underway for a massive stage in Grant Park where Barack Obama could declare victory on election night.Obama has got to be one of the most self-absorbed politicians we've seen in a while. And that's saying something.
Found at the Baron's place.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
REVELATION CHAPTER 13
So all these people who rabbit on about their wonderful, expensive meal must have had a lousy time, if all that was memorable was the cost of the meal.The Ragin' Mrs. and I don't eat out very often. Why? Because for the most part, we can cook better meals than a restaurant can. Is that ego? Maybe. But so long as the recipe doesn't call for a deep-fat fryer (banned in our house for the sake of our waistlines) I'm willing to bet that the Mrs. and I can outcook damn near anyone.
And second, a few links about polls.
The Cliff Notes explanation is that if I’d ever designed a commercial qualitative research study with so obvious a set of prejudices and misconceptions, I’d have been fired.Remember, Carter was ahead of Regan at this point. So was Mondale. I think we can remember how that turned out.
Remember that sub-prime mortgage crisis? It was brought about by the Community Reinvestment Act. Which was enacted by a Communist Congress and a dipshit Commie president, Jimmah "The Peanut" Carter.
Department of Energy - originally started to make America self-sufficient in energy production. It's a dollar sucking bureaucracy that does nothing but validate it's existence. An energy commission had been kicking around for decades, but it took, once again, a Communist Congress and a dipshit President. By the way, how much closer are we to energy independence in this country? Thirty years of this organization, and what do we have to show for it?
Department of Education - started by GUESS WHO, with a GUESS WHAT Congress. And what do we have to show for THAT? When my father went to high school, they were teaching calculus, Latin and Greek. Now they're teaching remedial math and remedial English in friggin' COLLEGE! I would submit to you that my father's high school education was of better quality and higher learning than most college education these days.
The bottom line is this - when the
Have the Republicans been much better than the commies? Nope. That's why I'm not a republican. I turned THAT particular card into confetti years ago, and mailed it back to the RNC letting them know that when they decided to return to their conservative roots, they'll get me back as a member. Hasn't happened yet, and I don't know if it'll happen at all. But electing Barak Obama would be the national equivalent of suck-starting a shotgun. We still have a chance at getting the RNC back to what it needs to be, or at least getting independent conservatives elected to office. Obama and the corrupt shitbags in Congress, working together, would damage this country beyond repair.
And at that point things start to get messy.
I may use a bit of hyperbole when talking about Leftists turning themselves into legitimate targets. But another Civil War wouldn't do too many people much good at all. And God help us all if I'm forced to put the sights of my gun on another American, no matter how much I loath their political ideology. If it comes to that, I'll do what I have to do, and then I'm going to hunt down the bastards that forced it to come to that point.
So there you have it. Why I said what I said in the post below, and I stand by it. ANYTHING is better than a fucking communist in the White House.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
You would also have to believe that only 27% of those who show up to vote on election day will be Republicans. And let's face it - the media has been allowing bias to affect their coverage. Why wouldn't that bias extend to the polls they commission?
Emphasis mine. Because you know what? I actually agree that only 27% of the people who show up will be Republicans. That's because the Republican Party has ceased to be a conservative political party, and conservatives have been jumping ship.
But those conservatives are STILL going to be heading to the polls to vote against the Leftist Lord and Messiah. They won't be
I would love to punch that douchbag right in the face for the damage he's caused to this country. I really would. C'mon, admit it, every now and then beating a commie like a rented mule is a GOOD thing.
The reason that the Drive-by Media is savaging Joe the Plumber like they are is because he got their Lord and Messiah's mask to slip. Joe made their Savior actually speak his mind, and that hurt him so Joe must be punished.
Let's face it - in the grand scheme of things, Joe the Plumber is just one guy, and since he hasn't given any indication that he's a
So Joe is immaterial. He could have been Joe, or Bob, or John, or even Dave. What's important is that Obama let the truth slip - He's a fucking communist son-of-a-bitch, and he's going to tax the hell out of this country so that he can "spread the wealth around". And seeing as he's already given tax dollars, i.e. YOUR money, to what he thinks is important is there any question as to who and what would get more money if he's president?
Polls had Carter in the lead in 1980.
Polls had Mondale in the lead in 1984.
Polls had Dukakis in the lead in 1988.
Polls had Clinton in the lead in 1992 and 1996.
Polls had Gore in the lead in 2000.
Polls had Kerry leading in 2004.
Notice a pattern there? And how many of those names actually went on to become president?
Yeah. That's why I don't watch polls that much.
Monday, October 20, 2008
And a 12 year old, single-malt Highland Scotch Whisky.
I am sated.
I'll see you all tomorrow.
Found via Ace of Spades HQ, where I also found this wonderful interview.
Someone asked why Munoz had come to the rally. “I support McCain, but I’ve come to face you guys because I’m disgusted with you guys,” he said. “Why the hell are you going after Joe the Plumber? Joe the Plumber has an idea. He has a future. He wants to be something else. Why is that wrong? Everything is possible in America. I made it. Joe the Plumber could make it even better than me. . . . I was born in Colombia, but I was made in the U.S.A.”I am truly hoping that this election will bring about the demise of the MSM as we know it. Tear that crap down and start over. Want to hear what a registered Democrat thinks about the press?
The scene turned into a mini-fracas when David Corn, of Mother Jones, defended press coverage. Munoz was having none of it. Why, he asked, would the press whack Joe the Plumber when it didn’t want to report on Obama’s relationship with William Ayers, the former Weather Underground bomber? “How come that’s not in the news all the time?” Munoz said. “How come Joe the Plumber is every second? I’m talking about NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN.”
If you do not tell the truth about the Democrats -- including Barack Obama -- and do so with the same energy you would use if the miscreants were Republicans -- then you are not journalists by any standard.You're just the public relations machine of the Democratic Party, and it's time you were all fired and real journalists brought in, so that we can actually have a daily newspaper in our city.
That's one pissed off man. Link found at The Smallest Minority.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
But it needs to be copied and emailed to every single (R) out there.
Just.... damn. If any Republican candidate for President wanted to get elected, THAT would be the speech they need to make.
I have thought long and hard about the tax issue, because it’s one which affects a vast number of Americans—not all Americans, of course, because under current IRS rules about one fifth of American citizens pay no taxes at all. So I’ve decided to change my tax policy, and will work tirelessly as President to make this a reality.
My opponent keeps talking about tax “breaks”, and tax “exemptions” and so on, and to be frank, he makes the whole issue even more complicated than it already is.
So I’m going to make things simple.
Under my Presidency, the United States will become the most fairly-taxed nation on Earth. Americans will pay federal taxes at three rates: adjusted gross incomes at or under $35,000 will pay 5%, incomes of $35,000 - $75,000 will pay 10%, and incomes greater than $75,000 will pay 15% tax.
That’s it. No exemptions, no withholdings, no “credits” and no deductions except for the per-dependent allowance of $5,000.
Corporations will pay a flat 10% tax rate on net profits, but with no deductions allowed, whatsoever. There have been times when a multibillion-dollar corporation ends up paying no taxes at all because of the hundreds of deductions and tax loopholes. My friends, those days are over.
You will be able to fill out your tax returns on a postcard. So, in fact, will most corporations, and certainly, small businesses, the lifeblood of our economy, will be able to operate more freely and with no fear of tax audits.
Yes, some people are going to suffer a little bit in the short term. Let me tell you who they are.
People earning less than $35,000 per annum who have never paid taxes before will now have to pay taxes. I know that some will scream that this is unfair, but let me offer two rebuttals. It’s a common budget truism that you can always take 5% off anything, without suffering too much. This is just as true for individuals as it is for corporations. Secondly, and most importantly, it is horribly unfair to the vast majority of Americans that people who pay no taxes still get to vote on tax issues—in other words, people who pay no taxes can vote to raise the taxes of others. That inequity, my friends, will end under my presidency.
Homeowners who have taken the various real-estate deductions to lower their final tax rate may suffer a little. A homeowner who has a monthly net salary of $1,200 after making his mortgage payment of $750 may end up with a net salary of $1,100 under the simplified tax code. On the other hand, he won’t have to pay a tax preparer, nor waste time preparing his own tax return. But most of all, he need never worry that the IRS will come after him some time in the future for underpayment of taxes or tax evasion.
Which to my mind is the greatest advantage of the simpler tax code that I propose.
Americans believe that when it comes to money matters, the simplest and most efficient way is usually the best. And the success of our nation has proved this, over and over again, in the more than two hundred years of our history. We Americans like simplicity, because it frees us up to be more productive—which means, in the end, that we make more money.
And to live as people who are not afraid of the dreaded IRS “knock at the door”: who can honestly say that this would not be a good thing?
But let me go back to other people who may be adversely affected by the new tax system.
Lobbyists who are always after a tax loophole for their corporate clients will have less work.
Tax lawyers and accountants will have less work.
The IRS will have less work—indeed, under my plan, I intend to reduce the size of the IRS department by 50%.
And finally, Congress will have less work, because they will not be writing ever-more laws which make our already-dense tax code still more indecipherable to the average American.
Most of all, we will return to a simpler time: when all people contributed to the general welfare, and no one could be said to be a “free-loader” or a “leech on society”.
The vast majority of people, from all income groups, will get to keep more of their money, to invest, to save, or to spend as they see fit.
Because, my friends, that is the essence of America: the belief that the citizens, and not the government, know best how to manage their own money. I believe that, and, I think, so do most hard-working Americans. The people who do not believe that are people like my opponent, who thinks that “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help” is not satire, but something worth imposing on us.
My plan is the essence of fairness: we all pay, according to our ability.
Finally, let me close by saying this. Some people will say that government will not be able to function by taking from you, on average, only one out of every seven dollars you earn. To those people, I say: “Then let government learn how to make do with less, just as millions of Americans have to do each and every day.”
If our bloated, inefficient and expensive government has to learn how to cut fat, become more efficient and spend less, then so be it.
At the end of the day, we will all be better off, and our economy will grow itself out of our current difficulties, without any assistance from government and, under the current bad system, your tax dollars.
Thank you, and good night.