Archive for September, 2013

More on the “Government Shutdown”

September 30, 2013

Oh no Mr Bill ! Not the  “Government Shutdown”….

You mean you are going to “close” the Lincoln Memorial ?

The Washington Monument that was already closed?

You don’t mean the Jefferson Memorial do YOU?

Military stays working.

Social Security checks keep coming.

Mail gets delivered.

etc.

hm….

Maybe we ought to Shutdown the Congressional Paychecks PERMANENTLY !

NEXT ELECTION IS 2014 ! 

FIRE The BOZOS !   This isn’t government ! It’s a Clown Show !

$175K a year… and this is the best you can do ? 

IS THIS THE BEST WE CAN DO ? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saudi cleric warns driving could damage women’s ovaries

September 30, 2013

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/29/world/meast/saudi-arabia-women-driving-cleric/index.html

If this were not so sick, it might be funny.

What Universe is this from ?

What is WRONG with these people ? 

It is just unbelievable. This HAS to be MADE UP.

 

Government Shutdown : Go Home John Boehner Go Home Mitch McConnell Go Home Ted Cruz

September 28, 2013

OutFuckinRageous !

YOU & I pay these clowns $175K a year EACH plus Benefits out the Ass and they cannot figure out a way to simply run the government and pay the Bills.

We’re not asking for Geniuses to apply. 

It isn’t Rocket Science.  It isn’t Brain Surgery.

These people are so OUT OF TOUCH I can’t describe it.

We are NOT paying them to do this. 

They need to become unemployed.

Soon !

Great Jumpin Jehosaphat ! What is WRONG with these people ? 

I am NOT A DEMOCRAT

I am NOT A REPUBLICAN

I am an American. These people are our Enemies. 

They waste more money and time than we have.

Affordable Care is a LAW.

They LOST. They challenged it in the Courts and they lost again.

They tried in 2012 to regain their losses a third time. 

This isn’t perseverance- it is Madness.

We need to get rid of these clowns and this clown show and get some people that are willing to work out their differences and work for the citizens not special interests.

Our Health Care system is broken. At least someone is trying to fix it. 

I really HOPE this pisses the voters off.

What i think is that these jerks are hoping that they get seen as “heroes” – what they don’t understand is that they are ELECTING Hilary Clinton. The backlash to the Republican looting of the country during the  Bush years and the subsequent “Recession” and the corresponding opposition to fixing things in Congress is going to swing the country way over to the Democrats. 

Unless between this and the Debt Default, the Republicans trigger another  Economic Depression.

Isn’t that a pleasant thought ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Theft Auto Is Today’s Great Expectations ?????? Piffle !!!!

September 22, 2013

Nick Gillespie says Grand Theft Auto Is Today’s Great Expectations.

PIffle.

It is more a statement about human nature and the state of our culture that sales of this have passed a billion dollars in under a week.

Nick GIllespie is merely defending his substance of choice.

Art is in the eye of the beholder.

What is it that fascinates us about senseless violence and gratuitous sex ?

I am not judging senseless violence and gratuitous sex because it is suddenly there. We have been living with it for a long time.

I am merely saying these things—GTA clearly is now mainstreaming  in our culture and is significantly describing the human condition in America today at least as far as art can.  If you prefer Bach or the Mona Lisa or Star Trek moviesor YoYo Ma or Andy Warhol or e.e. cummings, fine. But they didn’t sell a billion dollars worth this week.  That still doesn’t make it art.

It is the same week that a nut case who happened to be addicted to first shooter games and played them incessantly and then bought a shotgun and rampaged through Washington’s Navy Yard….Just like a very similar sick boy did in Newtown CT….I am not saying that video games are the one true cause of mass shootings…but there is an undeniable link that threads through many of the 387 school shootings since 1992….

We like Violence.

Unfortunately we have no mental health system here.,..so that for the most part games like GTA are merely leisure activities for people, the mentally ill play them first on a screen and then a small percentage of those players play them for real with shotguns, glocks and AK47s–and our kids die.

So let’s not make any mistake — Grand Theft Auto is not the Mona Lisa or the Pieta…Grand Theft Auto is about senseless violence and gratuitous sex and in some significant cases, leads to real life senseless violence.  If we are going to have GTA in the public hands, it seems the least we can do is make a better effort to better diagnose and treat the mentally ill and to keep guns out of their hands and the hands of criminals.

Otherwise, expect MORE shootings and expect more people to start carrying because of it.

Let’s not fool ourselves.

My note to the Congressman on Syria

September 10, 2013

Yes. Authorize the President to bomb the SHIT out of them. If
you do, it is mildly possible , Assad will give up his Chemical
Weapons vis a vis the Russians. If you don’t back him up, Assad
will kill some more children with Sarin. Are you looking for an
excuse to NOT do this ? You never ask us about SHIT. You have
asked us twice in a week now. You must be feeling pretty
insecure. It isn’t as if he is asking YOU to use Chemical Weapons
on Children. He is asking you to back him up on Stopping Assad
from doing it Again. This is pretty clear. Please feel free to ask
the people about other important things like the Debt Ceiling,
Having no Budget, Gun laws, Climate Change etc etc. I like the
idea that you are asking. It is just that this seems like a No
Brainer. I am a retired Lieutenant Colonel from your US Army. I
have been trained in the medical treatment of chemical weapons
casualties. I am a retired Nurse Practitioner and a retired Public
Health Director. I am a father and a husband and am in fairly
decent mental health….I belong to a Rotary Club and I am a
Scoutmaster. I protested the Vietnam War. I was against the Gulf
War. I was against the Iraq War. I actively contact my
representatives on all important issues. It seems I am not historically inclined to encourage bloodshed.  That said, Authorize the President to Bomb the CRAP out of Assad. You need to back him up. We need to oppose the use of WMDs or you are going to see more use of them. No one hates them more than soldiers. If I have not been clear, call me and we can discuss this.

Boy Scouts in Financial Trouble ? Raising Fees 60% after a 50 % increase 4 years ago !

September 7, 2013

So I got over being mad and realized I need more facts…..So I looked up things like ther 2011 BSA IRS Form 990 and found out these things:
1. The Boy Scouts of America have net assets of $714 MILLION dollars in trust listed.
2. The Form 990 says they have revenues of 218 Million that year.
3. The Chief Scout Executive makes $815K (plus 165K) a year.
4. They list $5 million more in salaries to the top people….
IF you don’t believe this Eagle Scout (me)/Scoutmaster/retired Lieutenant Colonel then go read it off the BSA page : http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/2011Form990.pdf

I don’t need to even state what I think of the above…..Do I ?

Plus I found this from NBC:
http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/15/19488798-west-virginia-mega-camp-adds-to-the-boy-scouts-troubles?lite

It says and I quote: It isn’t panning out that way. Costs are rising. Initially budgeted at $176 million through 2013, the Summit’s cost is now estimated to reach at least $350 million by the end of this year and $439 million by the end of 2015, according to Scouts documents reviewed by Reuters. To keep up, the Scouts issued new bonds last year – more than doubling their previous borrowing for the project.

The bottom line, said Doug White, who teaches nonprofit management at Columbia University, is that the Scouts “have real problems.” The combination of the Summit fundraising slowdown, extra borrowing for the project and the financial impact of the gay-rights controversy “puts them in a very precarious position.”

Connect the Dots…?

This is SICK.

Shame on You Boy Scouts of America ! Baden Powell would be Ashamed of You !

September 7, 2013

In 2009, it cost a boy to be a Boy Scout $10 a year.

In 2010 the BSA abruptly increased it to $15 a year –an increase of 50%.

This week, they announced another increase to $24 a year–without warning — a 60% increase for national Dues.

That is an increase 140% in four years.

Greed ?  Mismanagement ?  Loss of membership due to “policy changes?”

I don’t know.

But this will limit recruiting in families of lower income.  It isn’t fair and it isn’t what Scouting stands for.

Scouting already got expensive already with uniforms, books, and camping gear.

This is uncalled for.

There are 2.6 million Scouts. That’s a lot of money.

Somebody owes us an explanation.