Friday, May 10, 2013

IRS admits it discriminated against conservative groups

Extra audits for the right-wingers, coming right up!

Just more evidence of the banana-republic style of government we've come to accept from that fascist, wingnut-head piece of shit in the Oval Office.

UPDATE:  Even though the IRS said it was just "lower level officials" who targeted conservatives, we all knew they were lying out their asses.

And as usual, we were right.

A federal watchdog’s upcoming report says senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups in 2011.

The disclosure contradicts public statements by former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, who repeatedly assured Congress that conservative groups were not targeted.

These people need to go away to jail, and break big rocks into little rocks for a loooooooong time.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

The Benghazi Hearings

I'm trying to remember who said it - "If you're a Republican and you're just catching up on what happened in Benghazi, you're just stepping off your spaceship from the planet Zargon".  In other words, there's no need for me to rehash the whole thing.

What I will say is this: 

There is absolutely no doubt that the Obama administration left Americans to die in Benghazi. 

There is absolutely no doubt that the Obama administration blamed a YouTube video for the attacks, when that video had nothing to do with it and the film-maker is still in jail.

There is absolutely no doubt that the Obama administration lied and tried to cover up the real reasons behind the attacks.

There is absolutely no doubt that the Obama administration has continued to lie about Benghazi and it's actions before, during and after the attack.

There is absolutely no doubt that the Democrat American Communist Party and their lackeys in the Government-Media Complex are continuing to lie, obfuscate and provide cover for the Obama administration during these hearings, even as the truth continues to come out despite the Left's best efforts.

Unfortunately, I don't think we have enough people with integrity or balls in Washington D.C. to impeach that gutless piece of shit currently infesting the Oval Office - even if we could get enough Republicans to do it, the Democrat American Communist Party still controls the Senate, and there's no way in hell they're going to impeach their Marxist Messiah.  It's not like they give a shit about the Constitution anyways - they wipe their ass with it each and every morning as a matter of principal.

Hopefully these hearings will end Hillary Clinton's political career, but I'm not even certain of that.  This country is too far gone.

What I can say for certain is that the full exposure of the total corruption and incompetence of this Administration makes my stomach churn.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Making Money

There are sometimes lessons to be learned from even casual exposure to entertainment literature. Case in point is the Discworld series by British author Terry Pratchett, and one of the more recent books was titled, "Making Money", wherein a story is told with humor, bad puns, and a large grain of salt, but a lot of knowledge is explained in simple terms.

I won't go into detail, but an interesting point is made as to the basis of money. If you live on a desert island, a bag of vegetables is worth infinitely more than a bag of gold, but in the city, the situation is reversed, and several paragraphs are set forth to explain why this should be, and it boils down to a single point: people think the dollars are worth a dollar because - and for no other reason than - they are supposed to be worth a dollar.

I made this point once before on my own blog, but it bears repeating that every single purchase you have made, or will make, in your entire lifetime, is a barter. A swap. This for that. Whether for goods or for personal services, it is a trade of one for the other.

This piece of paper is what I will give you for that gallon of gasoline or loaf of bread. This handful of metal bits in exchange for a ride on a bus or subway train. This swipe of my plastic card's magnetic strip (to cause electrons to move from one computer account to another) in exchange for that new pair of shoes or a haircut.

Money is just a medium of exchange that makes it easier to swap things that can't easily be carried around (such as home repairs or medical expertise). Instead of offering to carve a fancy little statue in exchange for a place to stay, money allows third and fourth and fifth parties to be bypassed and adds the ease of transport, by giving you those little pieces of paper in exchange for those skills, whereupon you can take the little pieces of paper to the corner market and trade them for the loaf of bread you will need to earn more of those little pieces of paper tomorrow.

"This Note Is Legal Tender For All Debts, Public and Private" appears on every US currency bill, of any denomination, and is intended to emphasize that the bill is supposed to be acceptable as a standard means of intermediate exchange between two parties to any transaction. But please note that it does not say that people are required to accept it, merely that it would be legal for them to do so.

People accept those little pieces of colored paper at their face value, because they expect that the next person in the chain will also accept them in trade for whatever they are trying to get rid of, whether it's a fancy pair of shoes, a tankful of gasoline or a loaf of bread.

But what happens if they don't?

Not a damned thing. Remember that it is legal for them to accept it, but not required. And at the other end, they can refuse payment by any means other than currency or coins, although paying a large bill in coins can result in a sprained back (a mere 400 pennies - $4.00 worth - weighs a kilogram, which works out to $1.81 per pound). Quarters are heavier (about 176 to the kilo), but worth much more (176 quarters = $44, or $20/lb).

But what happens when people stop thinking that they are anything other than just pieces of colored paper, or rather heavier bits of shaped metal? What happens when the "Full Faith and Credit" means as much to the common man on the street as the Second Amendment means to the Obama regime?

Ask the Weimar Republic. Ask Zimbabwe. Ask Timmy "Turbo-Tax" Geithner.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Daddy needs a new pair of shoes

Running shoes.  I'm looking at the new minimal kind of running shoes.  One of my coworkers wears the "Minimus" by New Balance and he raves about them.

Anyone out there have opinions?  I've worn New Balance and Saucony for the past couple of decades, but I'm willing to look at other brands as well.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Horry Clap!

I followed this link from Instapundit and found one hell of an awesome rant!

No, anti-gunners are absolutely right: There can be no rational debate on this issue anymore. Anti-gunners don’t understand guns, they don’t understand crime, they don’t understand American history and traditions, they don’t understand gun owners and don’t care to understand us, and they reduce people like me to a debasing label or a number they’ve got no clue about.  

Anti-gunners reject our passions, our traditions, our knowledge, our experiences, our beliefs, our wisdom, our rights. Anti-gunners reject our very individuality by reducing us to labels, stereotypes and false or distorted statistics. Screw you for destroying that individuality and denying our humanity.

Oh my....  this needs to be read, printed out and passed out in Congress.

Good old-fashioned rocking out

I remember this song when it first came out years ago - I thought it was pretty darn good then, and I still think it's pretty darn good now.

Some songs just convey a sense of joy; this is one of them.