Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dawkins Downfall, Arrest the Pope Edition

With thanks to Father Gregory at Subimonk.

This is too funny.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Too stupid to be believed

...And all this time I thought that earthquakes were caused by the shifting of tectonic plates.

Iranian Cleric Ayatollah Kazim Sadighi, warned that women who dressed immodestly disturbed young men and the consequent agitation caused earthquakes. For another look at why earthquakes are caused see this idiots rantings here...

Iran doesn't like suntans.

Brig Hossien Sajedinia, Tehran's police chief, said a national crackdown on opposition sympathisers would be extended to women who have been deemed to be violating the spirit of Islamic laws. He said: "The public expects us to act firmly and swiftly if we see any social misbehaviour by women, and men, who defy our Islamic values. In some areas of north Tehran we can see many suntanned women and young girls who look like walking mannequins.

"We are not going to tolerate this situation and will first warn those found in this manner and then arrest and imprison them."

Question is, "How do they tell if a woman in a Burka is tanned?"

Gay dog refused service.

'Gay Dog' Refused Entry To Australian Restaurant
Huffington Post

An Australian restaurant has been forced to apologize and pay compensation after refusing to let a blind man enter because they thought his dog was gay.

In May 2009, Ian Jolly, 57, was attempting to dine at the Thai Spice restaurant in Adelaide, when he was refused entry after staff misheard his female companion, and thought his "guide dog" was a "gay dog."

"The staff genuinely believed that Nudge was an ordinary pet dog which had been desexed to become a gay dog," the owners said in a statement to South Australia's Equal Opportunity Tribunal.

Jolly is now set to receive a written apology and $1,400 compensation.

However, Jolly said that the situation had made him embarrassed about going to restaurants.

"I just want to be like everybody else and be able to go out for dinner, to be left alone and just enjoy a meal," he told Australian press.

His name is Nudge not Buffy...


Some Indication of how the left feels...

It seems that if you don't agree with a leftest you automatically receive a label. In the United States that name is "racist", in the UK it evidently is "Bigot". The concept of an "on and off" switch is somewhat hard to grasp...

from Today's AFP...

LONDON (AFP) – Prime Minister Gordon Brown was caught out calling a voter a "bigoted woman" Wednesday, in an embarrassing gaffe on the campaign trail barely a week before the general election.

Brown apologised a short time later, but the incident risks clouding the poll race ahead of next Thursday's election.

The Labour party leader was meeting voters in Rochdale, northwest England, when he encountered an elderly widow and had a discussion with her about the size of the national debt, tax and immigration.

Immediately after the conversation, Brown got into his car and was driven away but was still wearing a microphone, allowing broadcasters to pick up a discussion he had with an aide about the encounter.

"That was a disaster," Brown said. "Should never have put me with that woman -- whose idea was that?" He added: "She was just a sort of bigoted woman."

The woman, Gillian Duffy, told reporters that she wanted an apology from Brown over his "very upsetting" comments.

"I'm very disappointed," said Duffy, who described herself as a lifelong supporter of Brown's Labour party. "He's an educated person, why is he coming out with words like that?"

Asked whether she wanted to see Brown get back in Downing Street after what he said to her, she added: "I'm not bothered whether he does or not now."

Brown later said sorry, telling BBC radio: "I apologise profusely to the lady concerned. I don't think she is that".

His Labour party is currently third in most opinion polls, behind the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.

A Times/Populus poll published Thursday put the Conservatives on 36 percent, the Liberal Democrats on 28 percent and Labour on 27 percent.

The Conservatives were quick to condemn the remarks.

Shadow Chancellor George Osborne, told Sky News television: "We have found out the prime minister's internal thoughts ... and I think they speak for themselves and the prime minister has got a lot of explaining to do."

Lance Price, a deputy director of communications at Downing Street when Tony Blair was prime minister, predicted the comments could cause Brown problems as Britain heads into the final week of the campaign.

"It will be endlessly talked about," he told Sky. "It will be described as a gaffe and it was a gaffe."

This woman was a lifelong Jacobin, but Brown in a typical elitist moment "left his mic on", a'la Biden, and was caught saying what he really thought. One thing is missing however from this story, that is the part where the spokeman comes out and tell the public what "he meant to say".

Down with Jacobins.



...And QED, the formula for the Obama health care plan.


Ecology and the Crisis...

"Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves." Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Earth Day Predictions, 1970

"We have about five more years at the outside to do something." Kenneth Watt, ecologist

"Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind." George Wald, Harvard Biologist

"We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation." Barry Commoner, Washington University biologist

"Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction." New York Times editorial, the day after the first Earth Day

"Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years." Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist

"By...[1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s." Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist

"It is already too late to avoid mass starvation." Denis Hayes, chief organizer for Earth Day (Michelle Obama will be happy!)

"Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions....By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine." Peter Gunter, professor, North Texas State University

"Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support...the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half...." Life Magazine, January 1970

"At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it's only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable." Kenneth Watt, Ecologist

"Air certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone." Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist

"We are prospecting for the very last of our resources and using up the nonrenewable things many times faster than we are finding new ones." Martin Litton, Sierra Club director

"By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate...that there won't be any more crude oil. You'll drive up to the pump and say, `Fill 'er up, buddy,' and he'll say, `I am very sorry, there isn't any.'" (except in Russia) Kenneth Watt, Ecologist

"Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, believes that in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct." Sen. Gaylord Nelson

"The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age." Kenneth Watt, Ecologist ( We must have fixed this one...)


What's the problem?


Friday, April 23, 2010

...But what about the tigers?..

Some indication of the priorities of the Obama family, Fat and Tigers...
Children are starving in the world, we are at war with terrorism, Iran has Nukes and is set to attack the US and the priorities revolve around tigers... DOH!

White House staff brings kids to work

Natasha T. Metzler, Associated Press Writer – Thu Apr 22, 2:51 pm ET

WASHINGTON – Michelle Obama told a group of curious kids visiting the White House Thursday about her daughter Malia's most frequent question about Dad's job: What's he doing to help tigers?

Asked about her family's favorite animal, the first lady said they talk about tigers at least once a week, because Malia, 11, is concerned about what President Barack Obama is doing to save the endangered animals.

"He tells her he's working on it and there are a lot of people who are thinking about it," she said. "But I think, the Obama household, we're trying to save the tigers."

Mrs. Obama spent about an hour taking queries from children of executive office employees who visited the White House for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

The children asked Mrs. Obama about life in the White House, her campaign against childhood obesity, the White House garden - and whether she could make school recesses longer. She dodged that last one.

One detail she shared: The playlist on her iPod includes songs by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Beyonce, Usher and Sting.

The kids cheered an appearance by the first family's dog, Bo, and leapt out of their seats to pet him.

The employees' children were scheduled for a tour of the White House that included seeing a demonstration by the Secret Service, making a healthy snack with the pastry chef, visiting the White House athletic center and learning about beekeeping and composting at the first lady's garden.


Friday, April 16, 2010

If I only had a heart

President and Mrs. Clueless! What's wrong with this picture?

How embarrassing to have this as our President and first lady? When you've never done the pledge of allegiance, you don't know what to do!

"Today is the first day I ever been proud in my country."

Are their hearts in the right place?


Monday, April 12, 2010


Dear Lord, This past year you have taken away my favorite actor, Patrick Swayze. My favorite actress, Farrah Fawcett. My favorite singer, Michael Jackson. My favorite salesman, Billy Mays. I just wanted to let you know that Obama is my favorite president. Amen


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"We are still number one..."

Next to a portrait of the late Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Khomeini, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivers his speech decrying the efforts of North Korea to steal the number one position in the terrorist fashion industry. "The eyes of the Ayatollah are on you!" Raising his finger in the air he stated, "We are still Number one!" at a public gathering at the city of Oroumiyeh 540 miles (900 kilometers) northwest of the capital Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, April 7, 2010. The crowd cheered.

Secretary Hillary Clinton in attendance sat quietly, looking a bit embarrassed wearing a new pink version of the Kim jacket and matching pants from France.


This is a parody, for all those democrats and progressives in the world.

Obama: "Show me your tax money!"

Pocket change we can believe in.


First is was Ahmadinejad, now it's Kim!

It's Official! The success of the new Iraqi fashion trend Mullahs I reported on in February, has inspired Kim Jong il to charge the fashion industry like gang busters. France 24 reports that "the trademark suit sported by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il is now in fashion worldwide thanks to his greatness, Pyongyang's official website said Wednesday..."

Stores in Washington will be selling out like moderate democrats in the mad rush to sport one of these darling windbreakers and matching pants.


Volcker: Taxes likely to rise eventually to tame deficit

If someone offers a penny for your thoughts,and you give them your two cents, where does the other penny go?



Tue Apr 6, 2010 NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States should consider raising taxes to help bring deficits under control and may need to consider a European-style value-added tax, White House adviser Paul Volcker said on Tuesday.

Volcker, answering a question from the audience at a New York Historical Society event, said the value-added tax "was not as toxic an idea" as it has been in the past and also said a carbon or other energy-related tax may become necessary.

Though he acknowledged that both were still unpopular ideas, he said getting entitlement costs and the U.S. budget deficit under control may require such moves. "If at the end of the day we need to raise taxes, we should raise taxes," he said.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Healthcare tax overhaul...

This is my "How to buy a house" analogy to the health care reform fiasco.

I know I need a house, so trusting the realtor I tell her I need one now that has 3 bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room and 2 bath rooms.
It is a crisis you see.

She says, "Buy this one and then I'll show you around it."

What a deal I will get because she knows just what I need

Here is a used car saleswoman who has operated recently in this manner...

What a deal we got! Where ever it says tax, you pay, no matter if the employer is targeted as the payee, because the Empoyer is just going to pass it down the line, either by not making pay raises of letting off employees. the easiest way to reduce over head is to lay off a portion of the work force. (Economics 101)

Here are 13 changes in the massive heathcare bomb that will impact your tax bill, for better or worse. Mostly worse...

The new health care reform law is chock-full of new taxes and tax increases that will affect many individuals and businesses, but it will be years before most of these hikes take a bite out of your -- or your company’s -- wallet. The law also has tax breaks to help both individuals and small businesses pay for insurance.

1. A new 10% excise tax on indoor tanning services on services provided after June 30, 2010. Whew, Good thing it is indoor with all the global warming out door. This will probably put tanning salons out of business.

2. The new law gives small firms tax credits as incentives to provide coverage, starting this tax year. Employers with 10 or fewer workers and average annual wages of less than $25,000 can receive a credit of up to 35% of their health premium costs each year through 2013. The credit is phased out for firms larger than that and disappears completely if a company has more than 25 employees or average annual wages of $50,000 or more. Beginning in 2014, small firms that sign up with one of the health exchanges to be created can receive a credit of up to 50% of their costs. So the better the company does the more it pays in taxes, and by the way a credit is not a tax break, you pay the full amount and the government in their benefice will reimburse you until they decide it is not making enough money and remove the credit.

3. A requirement that businesses include the value of the health care benefits they provide to employees on W-2s, beginning with W-2s for 2011. so the employees can be taxed as well.

4. Elimination of a deduction employers now take for providing Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage to their retirees to the extent that the federal government subsidizes the coverage. This will not take effect until 2013. And here I thought it was a health care crisis why wait until 2013.

5. Doubling the penalty for non qualified distributions from health savings accounts, to 20%, beginning in 2011. More tax.

6. A limit on the amount that employees can contribute to health care flexible spending accounts to $2,500 a year, but the cap won't take effect until 2013.if they don't make the payment, who will? We do.

7. A ban on using funds from flexible spending accounts, health reimbursement arrangements or health savings accounts for the cost of over-the-counter medications, starting in 2011. So the elderly will have to pay out of pocket or starve. That was the mantra of the left, and now is seems to be the rule of the left.

8. Starting in 2013, a 0.9% Medicare surtax will apply to wages in excess of $200,000 for single taxpayers and over $250,000 for married couples. Also, for the first time ever, a Medicare tax will apply to investment income of high earners. The 3.8% levy will hit the lesser of (1) their unearned income or (2) the amount by which their adjusted gross income exceeds the $200,000 or $250,000 threshold amounts. The new law defines unearned income as interest, dividends, capital gains, annuities, royalties, and rents. Tax-exempt interest won't be included, nor will income from retirement accounts. Tax, levy it is all the same, and why try and be successful if the government will take it all away. There is no incentive in communism.

9. A hike in the 7.5% floor on itemized deductions for medical expenses to 10%, beginning in 2013. But taxpayers age 65 and over are exempt from the cutback through 2016. I thought this paln was going to make everything better.

10. A new 40% excise tax, beginning in 2018, on high-cost health plans, levied on the portion that exceeds $10,200 for individuals and $27,500 for families. Did I mention tax.

11. A new tax on individuals who don't obtain adequate health coverage by 2014. The tax is be phased in over three years, starting at the greater of $95, or 1% of income, in 2014, and rising to the greater of $695, or 2.5% of income, in 2016.So if you do not wish to pay for health care or you don't need to buy health care you will be penalized by the government? Yep, you will.

12. Providing a refundable tax credit, once the individual mandate takes effect in 2014, to help low-income families purchase coverage. To be eligible, a person's household income must be between 100% and 400% of the federal poverty level, generally around $11,000 to $44,000 for singles and $22,000 to $88,000 for families. Tax credits is the governments way of saying we will allow you to get back some of the money you are spending, but only until we change our minds. Again, if this was such a crisis way wait until 2014?

13. A nondeductible fee charged to businesses with 50 or more employees if the firms fail to offer adequate coverage. The fee will equal $2,000 times the number of employees, though it won’t count the first 30 workers in that calculation. A business's reason for being, being profit this fee will be passed down to the consumers, lest the business be accused of malfeasance.

here is the answer to the crisis question as to why this will take place down the road a bit. It is because the man-made-god will be in his lame duck presidency and his decisions can't them be challenged.

Thanks again to all who voted for this fellow.


Points taken from Kiplinger.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Michelle Obama claims Barak's homeland is Kenya

A "DOH" moment...

Some Obama mouth peace will say, "what she meant to say was..." I think she said what she meant to say. This is what happens when you stray from the script.


Women march topless in Portland without incident

This article is replete with opportunities to crack jokes, which I will try and avoid. Suffice it to say that the high was 63°, with a 13 mph wind. Spring has been popping out all over.

The marchers want to call attention to the double standard in society's attitudes toward male and female nudity.

By Edward D. Murphy
Staff Writer

PORTLAND – About two dozen women marched topless from Longfellow Square to Tommy's Park this afternoon in an effort to erase what they see as a double standard on male and female nudity.

A group of women and men who had shed their tops march down a Congress Street sidewalk from Longfellow Square to Tommy's Park. They were promoting the freedom of women to be topless in public. The group attracted many amateur and professional photographers.

The women, preceded and followed by several hundred boisterous and mostly male onlookers, many of them carrying cameras, stayed on the sidewalk because they hadn't obtained a demonstration permit to walk in the street. About a thousand people gathered as the march passed through Monument Square, a mix of demonstrators, supporters, onlookers and those just out enjoying a warm and sunny early-spring day.

After the marchers reached Tommy's Park in the Old Port, some turned around and walked back to Longfellow Square, but most stayed and mingled in the park. Some happily posed for pictures.

Police said there were no incidents and no arrests – nudity is illegal in Maine only if genitals are displayed.

Ty McDowell, who organized the march, said she was "enraged" by the turnout of men attracted to the demonstration. The purpose, she said, was for society to have the same reaction to a woman walking around topless as it does to men without shirts on.

However, McDowell said she plans to organize similar demonstrations in the future and said she would be more "aggressive" in discouraging oglers.

The double standard depends on which way they were facing.


Now 16, Elian Gonzalez shown at Cuba youth meeting

With thanks to Bill Clinton, another brand new communist soldier. This one action by the left of this country proved exactly how left they really are...

HAVANA (AP) - Cuba has released photos of one-time exile cause celebre Elian Gonzalez wearing an olive-green military school uniform and attending a Young Communist Union congress.

Gonzalez, now 16 with closely cropped black hair, is shown serious-faced with fellow youth delegates during last weekend's congress at a sprawling and drab convention center in western Havana. The images were posted Monday on Cuban government Web sites, then widely picked up by electronic, state-controlled media.

When he was 5, Elian was found floating off the coast of Florida in an inner tube after his mother and others fleeing Cuba drowned trying to reach the U.S. Elian's father, who was separated from his mother, had remained in Cuba.

U.S. immigration officials ruled the boy should return to Cuba over the objections of his Miami relatives and other Cuban exiles, creating a national furor that caused even presidential candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore to weigh in on the matter.

His relatives refused to give him up. Federal agents raided the Little Havana home of his uncle with guns drawn 10 years ago this month and seized the boy from a closet to return him to his father.

Elian was celebrated as a hero in Cuba upon his return and his father, restaurant employee Juan Miguel Gonzalez, was elected to parliament—a seat he retains today.

Cuba usually marks Gonzalez's birthday every Dec. 7 with parades and other local events, but such activities are not open to foreign reporters.

Gonzalez formally joined the Young Communist Union in 2008, making headlines across Cuba.

The green uniform with red shoulder patches he is seen wearing is common among island military academies. There is a military school in the city of Matanzas, near the boy's hometown of Cardenas, but it was unclear where he is attending school. Reports in state media provided no details.

"Young Elian Gonzalez defends his revolution in the youth congress," read the headline over Monday's photo posted on Cuba Debate, the same Web site where Fidel Castro has posted his regular essays since ceding power to his younger brother, Raul, for health reasons in 2006.

Revolution is what Cubans call the rebellion that toppled dictator Fulgencio Batista and brought Castro to power on New Year's Day 1959.

Elian and his father are closely watched by state authorities, who restrict their contact with the international press.