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Lovelock is at it again, and BBC is there to scarf up the barf.

Lovelock: ‘We can’t save the planet’

Oh dear.

As the record winter cold testifies, he says, global temperatures move in “jerks and jumps”, and we cannot confidently predict what the future holds.

We cannot predict what the future holds but we are for certain all gonna die.

What a positively dreary little man.

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Shocking.

Sorry there hasn’t been a lot of stuff posted lately.  Been working very late hours.  I have been working on a graphic for cbullitt which piques my interest because I’m having to learn a lot to do it.  We’ll see how it turns out.

But real quick…

If Bush had done this there would have been calls for crucifixion.  Obama announces plan for offshore drilling.

I still say the prudent thing to do is use OTHER people’s resources, even at a higher price and preserve local resources.  I take the LONG view of petroleum usage…  and there’s no telling when you may need resources that are blocked off everywhere else.

Just sayin’.

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I’m SHOCKED.

It looks bad.  I’m not surprised.  How are they going to spin this, I wonder?  Perhaps they’ll flip and say “Well, we guess our data was better after all because obviously global warming is real.”  I mean, just look at polar bear rings and drowning trees for proof.

NASA Data Worse Than Climate-Gate Data, Space Agency Admits

E-mail messages obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that NASA concluded that its own climate findings were inferior to those maintained by both the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) — the scandalized source of the leaked Climate-gate e-mails — and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center.

The e-mails from 2007 reveal that when a USA Today reporter asked if NASA’s data “was more accurate” than other climate-change data sets, NASA’s Dr. Reto A. Ruedy replied with an unequivocal no. He said “the National Climatic Data Center’s procedure of only using the best stations is more accurate,” admitting that some of his own procedures led to less accurate readings.

“My recommendation to you is to continue using NCDC’s data for the U.S. means and [East Anglia] data for the global means,” Ruedy told the reporter.

And then…

“The different groups have cooperated in a very friendly way to try to understand different conclusions when they arise,” said Dr. James Hansen, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, in the same 2007 e-mail thread. Earlier this month, in an updated analysis of the surface temperature data, GISS restated that the separate analyses by the different agencies “are not independent, as they must use much of the same input observations.”

A “very friendly way” is a nice way of saying “we colluded to support each other”.

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With his lower lip stuck out and a petulant glare, Dr. Lovelock gave a snippy interview with The Guardian.

“I don’t think we’re yet evolved to the point where we’re clever enough to handle a complex a situation as climate change,” said Lovelock in his first in-depth interview since the theft of the UEA emails last November. “The inertia of humans is so huge that you can’t really do anything meaningful.”

Yet individuals such as himself are enlightened beyond the rest of us 6 billion people with vastly inferior minds.  Good for you, doc.  Go blow a goat.

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Update for Tuesday… Good thing Obama is a Uniter.  Otherwise his behavior would be worrisome.

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Pat Sajak (I didn’t know he was conservative…) wrote a piece that observes how those who disagree with Obama’s health care are labeled racist misogynistic homophobes.

I had no idea that I was such a bastard.  I guess that is the nature of racism – it’s really really subtle.

Note:  If you can’t recognize the caustic sarcasm there, you need to just hit the “back” button on your browser and go somewhere else.

We knew that would be a problem before Obama even got word of winning the presidency.  We knew it’d be an issue as soon as he ran.  To express a contrary opinion automatically means you are racist.

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Awww… talk about tragic.

Robert Goldenkoff, the director of strategic issues for the Government Accountability Office (GAO), told CNSNews.com that “an estimated “50 million housing units out of a mail-out universe of about 120 million” will be non-respondents that will require an in-person follow-up to count.  – http://cnsnews.com/news/article/63380

It’s not just technology.

What they skirt around is the 50+ million people who are kind of pissed off at the government and aren’t exactly running out to do their bidding.

I understand that perfectly.

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Michigan has it’s share of militias – when I first heard of an FBI raid of a militia group I thought of the Michigan Militia but supposedly they weren’t involved.

But there are other organizations of people just as extreme – the one raided goes by the name Hutaree.

When I think of a militia member, I think of this:

Wait.  No, that’s not right.  Not right at all.

THIS is what I think about – a thundering troglodyte.

Yes, I know that this country was founded by patriots that could be loosely (very loosely) be called a militia, but we’re talking orders of magnitude in caliber of people, I’m afraid.

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Useless Fact of the Day: Le Petit Singly is a small farm in France, which makes cheese from donated human breast milk. The proprietors claim that it is rich in vitamins and has a slight taste of hazelnut.

Maybe it’s a hoax, but even the fact that someone claims it and it’s a known hoax is pretty damn useless.

How about Rat Cheese?

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Times of Trial

UN to take an advisory-neutral stance on global warming.

I don’t see that happening until there’s pork in the treetops.

In an interview with the Times of London, Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, apologized for his organization’s handling of complaints about errors in its report.

He also apologized for describing as “voodoo science” an Indian Government report which challenged the IPCC’s claims about the rapid melting of Himalayan glaciers.

But Dr Pachauri, 70, rejected calls for his resignation and insisted he would remain as chairman until after publication of the IPCC’s next report in 2014.

Denial gets you through a lot of tough realities…

He claimed he had the support of all the world’s governments and denied that, by remaining in post, he was undermining the IPCC’s chances of regaining credibility with the public.

It is not correct to say there are people who don’t trust me,” he said.

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Democrats have been wondering why they’re getting hate mail, why wackos are coming out of the woodwork to threaten them, and why we don’t just love them to death.

Let’s look at a few ideas.

Gloating.  How many pictures of Nancy Pelosi gloating can a person stand after they’ve had health care rammed down their throats?

Arrogance not earned.

Obama hasn’t earned the right to be arrogant, yet he makes me look like an amateur.  He can’t speak without a teleprompter, his social skills leave a great deal to be desired, he’s completely tone-deaf to anyone who disagrees with him, and his ability to exhibit class is nonexistent.

Underhanded behaviorLies.  Double-counting.  Undercounting.  Backroom deals.  Manipulation.

You can’t keep pushing transparency while being secretive and have anyone’s respect.  You just can’t.  You can’t bribe people with taxpayer dollars to buy votes without losing people’s respect.  You just can’t.  You can’t keep having votes where constituents have no access – such as on weekends or driving something through just prior to recess where votes are fait accompli.

Ellen Ratner pretty much came right out and said what lots of conservatives know to be true:

Obama can now build the momentum from his party to get some of his other legislative priorities accomplished. He doesn’t have much time even if American becomes a lot happier with his presidency . The simple fact is that the history of midterm elections is not on his side. He needs to move his legislation quickly and use the same party unity tactics that brought him the major win he got on health care.

In other words – hey, lets be sleazy bastards because if it works it must be ok.

You can’t make laws that are unpopular to more than half the nation and then exempt yourself from the law – either in the application or the increased taxes that result from the law.

Really.  You just can’t.  Making laws as in Health Care Reform and then exempting yourself isn’t good policy.  It makes you look like an asshole.  Yes, it really makes you look bad.

While everyone else in the United States — from the top corporate executives to the grocery store checkout clerk — will be forced to buy their insurance through heavily regulated state-run exchanges, the health care bill excludes one group: the leadership and committee staff. Yes, that’s right. The very people who wrote up this bill are refusing to be included themselves. Given the narrow definition of “congressional staff” on page 158 of the health care bill, the Congressional Research Service memo believes that courts will not require “professional committee staff, joint committee staff, some shared staff, as well as potentially those staff employed by leadership offices” to go through the exchanges. President Obama and his family are also exempt from the law.

You can’t keep ordering private sector businesses around as if it were your Constitutionally-granted power.

Obama readies steps to fight foreclosures, particularly for unemployed.

The Obama administration plans to overhaul how it is tackling the foreclosure crisis, in part by requiring lenders to temporarily slash or eliminate monthly mortgage payments for many borrowers who are unemployed, senior officials said Thursday.

You especially can’t do this if you keep helping people who made bad life decisions while the rest of the people who are afloat because they sacrificed and made good choices are still stuck paying their way and the way of those who chose badly.  People who have had to default on loans generally did something that got them there.  Sure, bad things happen to good people.  But more often than not, bad things happen to stupid people.

You can’t act as if the United States were a socialist state.

Yet that is what democrats are doing.

You can’t keep insulting the United State’s staunchest allies.

Binyamin Netanyahu travelled halfway around the world to hash things out with Obama, and the Obama says “let me know if there is anything new” and goes to dinner.  If I have a guest, I don’t welcome them to hang out and then leave them.  That’s such poor taste I wouldn’t blame the Israelis if they told O to go take a flying f*ck at a rolling donut.  I like Israel too much to not be pissed on their behalf.  Same goes for pissing on the Brits – for all their issues, they’ve still been good friends.  (see Arrogance above…)

You can’t mock your adversaries when you just won – even if you’re a party leader or President.

Looking relaxed and upbeat, [Obama] mocked Republicans for acting as if the bill would lead to “Armageddon.”

“After I signed the bill, I looked around to see if there were any asteroids falling, some cracks opening up in the earth,” Obama said, adding it turned out to be a nice day and “birds were chirping, folks were strolling down the mall.”

See, this situation requires more class and reserve, given how upset people already are, and to sit there and mock them while at a rally with your buds says you don’t respect them in the least.  (see Arrogance above…)

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“Well,” reason the lawmakers… “the president and leaders of the country are irreplaceable and vital, not like you guys or your sons and daughters.”

Congressional Staffers Complain About Double Standard in Health Care Law

FOXNews.com

Select congressional leadership staffers — some of whom wrote the health insurance act — are not governed by new rules governing millions of Americans and the rest of their colleagues on how they buy insurance — and the special exemption has the Hill hopping mad.

Come 2014, all 100 U.S. senators, all 435 representatives in the House and every one of their personal aides will have to go to the newly formed state exchanges for health insurance — just like everyone else in the country who isn’t covered by their employer.

But select congressional leadership staffers — some of whom wrote the health insurance act — won’t. And neither will White House staffers and Cabinet members — nor the president himself. They will be allowed to keep their current plans, which are offered to all other federal employees.

And now many congressional aides who like their current health insurance policies and will be forced to switch are asking: Why?

They want to know: If an exchange is good enough for them, why isn’t it good enough for the people who wrote the plan? Why isn’t it good enough for the president and his CVitter, but Majority Leader Reid obstructed our effort.”  –  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/03/25/congressional-staffers-complain-double-standard-health-care-law/

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Trifles Today

Stolen from Aggie at Hookers and Booze who stole it from Logistics Monster.

And here’s an unhappy little girl…

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I do NOT support violence against the dems and especially condemn threats against their families, but what did they expect?  That the country, after saying many many times we were not interested in this and watching the dems do all but break the law to force the issue, would just go “Hey Okay!  Hopesy-Changey!  All right!  Thanks guys!  Thank you for giving us what you know is better for us than we do!”???

“Clearly our democracy is about participation. Our democracy is about differing and debate, and animated debate and passionate debate — but it is not about violence,” [Steny Hoyer] added.

Well, it’s about participation unless we democrats see something we can’t pass by the rules any other way, in which case we’ll NOT debate and we WON’T allow participation – it just gets in the way of our agenda.

So sayeth the dems but in not so many words.  NOW they’re all about participation, bipartisanship, fair play – they got what they wanted.  At least until they tackle their next agenda item – Global Domination Warming Legislation.

Update:  I STILL don’t advocate violence, but Pelosi is starting to test me sorely.

Pelosi: Health Reform “Model” For Future Reform Efforts

If this kind of thinking gets any traction and doesn’t trigger a huge political backblast then we Tea Party’ers need to get MUCH more vocal.

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My co-workers, including Son of Hot Mom, have found this item that showed up in my mailbox to be the height of humor.  Specifically because the goal of the workshop is the furthest thing away from what they think of when they think “Lemur King”.

I have thoughts.  I have clarity.  I have diplomacy, tact, and professionalism.  Well, I had them one day back in 2002.

Those cretins just don’t understand the concept of “earned arrogance” and “right is might”.   Losers.

Note:  I was being theatrical.  I’m not so overtly arrogant.

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While we’re worrying about the health care thing, this has been going on for a long time but it makes it no less wrong:

One problem facing all the state proposals is that federal law generally trumps state law.

States are proposing things against the new Health Care Reform voted in, and you see statements like that.

Should there not be much more bristling at this sort of talk?  Yes, yes, I know it has been this way a long time, but the federal government was only supposed to have powers given to it explicitly, not have any powers it wants that were not explicitly taken away.

Such consequences are what Lincoln set in motion when he laid the idea of State’s sovereignty in the ground so many years ago.

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Let’s use California as an example of the griping, even though it is other states involved in the story… because there are states that are griping and are going to SUE THE US GOV’T OVER THE HEALTH CARE BILL.  Oh, won’t this be fun?

States that sued:  The states that sued are Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington, McCollum said in astatement on his office’s Web site.

This is significant because ONLY ONE REPUBLICAN VOTED FOR HEALTH CARE REFORM (a Louisiana turncoat from New Orleans – surprise, surprise).

Some states look like they were drug in – Louisiana, Florida, and Texas, for example.  Louisiana looks a teensy bit bad because they had the one Republican turncoat but had a Democrat vote against, too.

Note:  By “drug in” I mean that they’d rather not even had this issue at all and really would rather they didn’t have to sue to get their rights back.

Washington, Colorado, and Michigan – you look like crap, you guys – you can vote in people that won’t listen to you but when it comes time to pony up the bucks you sue against the Fed because it’s a crappy law.

Another state which I think would love to sue but won’t, at least until they find out how much they personally will have to spend would be California and their 34 Democrats to 19 Republican seats – not a one of those democrats voted against the bill..

Louisiana 6-1, Republicans.

Florida 15-9 (1 vacant), Republican.

Texas 20-12, Republicans.

Pennsylvania 11-1 (1 vacant), Republican.

Nebraska 3 Republicans.

Alabama 5-2, Republicans.

Idaho 1-1, tied.

Utah 2-1, Republicans.

South Carolina 4-2, Republicans.

South Dakota 1 Democrat (Stephanie Sandlin – who voted against the bill)

Virgina 6-5, Democrats.  (Two dems voted against so I don’t know what to think)

Michigan 8-7, Democrats. (Michigan has Stupak, which is humiliating)

Colorado 5-2, Democrats. (One dem against – bad show you jerks)

Washington 6-3, Democrat. (One dem against)

Well, I won’t say I have respect for a single one of the 39 Dems that voted against HRC.  I got burned by Stupak already.  For all I know, those 39 just didn’t get their palms properly greased like Stupak did.

Give California time – sticker shock just hasn’t set in – they’ll start bitching once people stop accepting their IOU’s.  By roughly 56%, Californians helped pass this sumbitch of a law by virtue of the idiots they voted into power.

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They think that Obama/Demo-Care will take away our freedoms.  Oh pish.  How could government-run health care possibly take a way our freedoms?

I didn’t have the heart to even post 15 and 16, which are so bone-chilling, so hair-raising, so terrifying – based on the effect that they will have on pharmaceuticals and device makers – that I can’t put it on a family blog.

Europe is just amazed how we can be happy with our current medical care system and slap each other on the back about how civilized their systems are.

Simple fact – more gets innovated and developed in the US through our way of doing things than anywhere else.  The world greatly benefits from our pharma system.  They had best hope this doesn’t put a crimp in that, or they’re going to have two choices:  (1) pay lots more for drugs, or (2) be more blatant about stealing the recipe and reverse-engineering/making knock-off drugs.

With thanks to By David Hogberg…

2. You are young and healthy and want to pay for insurance that reflects that status? Tough. You’ll have to pay for premiums that cover not only you, but also the guy who smokes three packs a day, drink a gallon of whiskey and eats chicken fat off the floor. That’s because insurance companies will no longer be able to underwrite on the basis of a person’s health status. (Section 2701).

Makes me want to do all three things myself….

5. You are an employer and you would like to offer coverage that doesn’t allow your employers’ slacker children to stay on the policy until age 26? Tough. (Section 2714).

TWENTY-SIX???

6. You must buy a policy that covers ambulatory patient services, emergency services, hospitalization, maternity and newborn care, mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment; prescription drugs; rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices; laboratory services; preventive and wellness services; chronic disease management; and pediatric services, including oral and vision careYou’re a single guy without children? Tough, your policy must cover pediatric services. You’re a woman who can’t have children? Tough, your policy must cover maternity services. You’re a teetotaler? Tough, your policy must cover substance abuse treatment. (Add your own violation of personal freedom here.) (Section 1302).

And that is the ONLY way this could even hope to be set up without being so obvious to even the lowest cretin that it cannot work.  Someone has to pay a disproportionate amount if other’s aren’t going to pay their share.  Simple fact of life.

11. If you are a physician and you don’t want the government looking over your shoulder? Tough. The Secretary of Health and Human Services is authorized to use your claims data to issue you reports that measure the resources you use, provide information on the quality of care you provide, and compare the resources you use to those used by other physicians. Of course, this will all be just for informational purposes. It’s not like the government will ever use it to intervene in your practice and patients’ care. Of course not. (Section 3003 (i))

What’s he talking about?  Anyone ever tells you that the government will not use information it has if it decides the need exists, look at Japanese internment in WWII.  If that information is there, it WILL be used by someone who feels they have a right or need to it.

12. If you are a physician and you want to own your own hospital, you must be an owner and have a “Medicare provider agreement” by Feb. 1, 2010. (Dec. 31, 2010 in the reconciliation changes.) If you didn’t have those by then, you are out of luck. (Section 6001 (i) (1) (A)).

Like… is #12 permanent?

14. You are a health insurer and you want to raise premiums to meet costs? Well, if that increase is deemed “unreasonable” by the Secretary of Health and Human Services it will be subject to review and can be denied. (Section 1003)

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will smell just as sweet as long as you are not a climate bedwetter with his head up his ass.

But when your head is up your ass the winds of change are generally scented with flatulence and excrement.  Same for flowers, ice caps, polar bears, and any other thing totally whinged about by the hysteria-mongers.  They’re all going to smell like excretia.

I imagine Gore hasn’t smelled anything good for a decade or more.

Yes, I’m in a mood when it comes to libtards and eco-terrorists.  Sue me.

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Goddamned liar.

Everyone will have five days to look at every piece of legislation that crosses his desk, unless it’s something that can’t stand scrutiny, in which case we’ll just move it along.

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Speaking of excretia… enough said.

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Anger over the health care bill… I get it.  I understand, I really do.  But calling for people to take out the president?  That’s stupid on so many levels it’s painful to watch.  Let’s just keep counterproductive idiots like this locked in the back room until they shut their mouths and calm down.  Talk about Poor Impulse Control.

Impeachment is a great solution but it has about a 1 in 400,000,000 chance of ever succeeding, even less for voting in health care.  Far better to vote out the dems this election and leave the man politically toothless.

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THIS is why we don’t try terrorists anywhere near a civilian judge.

Judge Orders Release of Gitmo Detainee With Ties to 9/11 Attacks

Monday, March 22, 2010

WASHINGTON —  A suspected Al Qaeda organizer once called “the highest value detainee” at Guantanamo Bay was ordered released by a federal judge in an order issued Monday.

Mohamedou Ould Slahi was accused in the 9/11 Commission report of helping recruit Mohammed Atta and other members of the Al Qaeda cell in Hamburg, Germany, that took part in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Military prosecutors suspected Slahi of links to other Al Qaeda operations, and considered seeking the death penalty against him while preparing possible charges in 2003 and 2004.

U.S. District Judge James Robertson granted Slahi’s petition for habeas corpus, effectively finding the government lacked legal grounds to hold him. The order was classified, although the court said it planned to release a redacted public version in the coming weeks.

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Hey, I’m all for symbolic gestures but not when they’re such a friggin’ waste of time.

Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) plan bills seeking to repeal health reform as was finally passed by the House yesterday, and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) plans a similar bill in the Senate.  – Michael O’Brien, The Hill.com

Yeah, this is a constructive use of your time guys.  Not 24 hours after the vote that spit in the eye of what the US is really about, do you think it’s going to make any difference at all?

I also heard on NPR (I listen because I wish to know my enemy) one of the commenters say that the rest of the world (particularly Europe) cannot understand after looking at our health care system why so many of us are happy with it exactly as it already is.

Why it is because we like to have government OUT OF OUR LIVES.  That’s why we broke from England, you twits.

Of course some like that kind of control, especially when they wield it.  Could I perhaps be speaking of liberals?  Yeahyoubetcha.

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I’m sure the term is very loosely applied.

Diane Sawyer’s exclusive interview with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

“Most powerful woman in 100 years?” “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer asked Pelosi today, citing a Brown University professor. Pelosi, maintaining the smiling poker player’s mask that is her trademark, paused for a moment before saying brightly, “That sounds good.”

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I’m a big enough guy to admit that my support of the rep from Michigan – my admission of respect if not actually liking the guy – was naive and probably one of the stupider things I’ve ever done and said in my life.

See, when I say something like what Stupak said, I stand behind what I say.  He caved.  He showed he’s got no intrinsic value.  His word is less than dirt.

Schlafly had some very good things to say about that sack of shit and his cohorts.  She said what I felt in my bones even if I couldn’t say it like she did:

“Any formerly pro-life Democrat who casts a ‘Yes’ vote for this Senate health care bill tonight will be forever remembered as being among the deciding votes which facilitated the largest expansion of abortion services since Roe v. Wade.”

“Mr. Stupak and his Democrat followers have now clarified that you cannot be pro-life and be a Democrat.  If abortion was truly their biggest issue, they wouldn’t willfully align themselves with the Party of Death.”

“This vote will expose the myth of the ‘pro-life Democrat.’  With this single vote, the Democratic Party will divide our nation into the Party of Death and the Party of Life, and future elections will never be the same.”

I posted a comment over at Enas’ (Center of the Anomaly) that I like enough to say ’screw it’ and post here.

What could go right in all of this? Well, it could get bound up in courts right quick. It also has a long fuse, at least for some of it. There aren’t a great many months the libtards have before the next election and so we can hope for a sweeping out of the trash, and getting right down to the business of reversing what damage can be reversed.

But they can do a hell of a lot of damage in the meantime.

The hidden bonus that could be waiting is for a sea-change of sorts – one in which people wake up and realize that hope-n-change kind of thinking is really damned naive and childish. I would hope that the more subtle payoff in any such sea-change is that the republicans actually become conservatives rather than bank on “brand name” and don’t see mixup as a mandate for their screwball policies.

I think it’s probably far too much to expect that even more would come out of this.  The recognition that entitlement programs have always had the most fervent support from those who benefit most who also pay the least in taxes.  Somehow this fact doesn’t piss anyone off.

We have entitlement programs coming due and we’re adding more.  Social Security.  Medicare.  Medicaid.  National Health Care.

Politicians can’t even begin to figure out how to roll out of the way of Social Security before that runaway truck slams into us, and they’re adding national health care?  This is like using avgas as the liquid of choice to put out a house fire.

If the republicans – the self-proclaimed conservatives – in office now cannot suddenly behave as a truly fiscally responsible body, then we must get rid of them, too.

Schlafly said “This vote will expose the myth of the ‘pro-life Democrat.”   And this is a fatal mis-step on the part of any scheming democrat party leader.  Not for a very long time will they be able to claim that they stand in both worlds like Stupak did.  Because when the time came to stand up and be counted, they chose to be placed in one camp or the other – there was no in-between here.  Too bad for them.

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From the Politico

Lawmakers also came down to the crowd too. Anthony Weiner was watching near the House entrance. “These people are very civil when you talk to them one on one,” he said, “but when they get together it’s mob rule.”

That’s because if you force them to the point where they have to join together and protest, which they just don’t live for like any liberal alive, they’re generally pretty pissed.

And if you think they’re pissed now… you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

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Update v0.2…

I want to say something… the notion “healthcare is not a right. Its a privilege” is still dead dead wrong.

Health care is not a right, healthcare is not a privelege, healthcare is a SERVICE that you pay someone to render to you.   I pay someone to tune up my car, put roofing on my house, or neuter my dog.  I pay another type of professional to fix my broken bones, stitch me up, prescribe medicines that can help me get well.  It is a monetary transaction for services rendered.  I don’t know where this “rights” and “privelege” crap came from but it’s a load of horseshit.

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I opted to keep it simple.  I know I had all thse things I was going to add but ultimately it ended up feeling crowded and made the image messy.

It has a LOT of tweaks to go but I’m kind of interested in getting the MimeSweeper going.  Lots of demand for less mime damage to the environment and the structure of society.

This is a layout prelim image - it WILL look better and the lines are all yucky-awful only temporarily. Trust me.

It is rough, it is too dark, it is busy-crowded, but darn if I don’t think it’s got good potential.

published on FOX’s “Speaker’s Lobby” was this snippet of tripe:

Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) echoed the demands of Tea Party protesters assembled outside the Capitol building Saturday afternoon, but he had a different audience in mind: Tea Party protesters. “One of the chants is ‘Read the bill! Read the bill!’ We’re here to say the Tea Party should read the bill too,” said the congressman.

To Inslee:  Never doubt for a second that we wouldn’t – IF WE COULD.  The secrecy, the lack of details, and the rush to do something damaging in a hurry has kind of put that out of reach.  Arsewipe.

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cbullitt’s suggestion (Soylent Green) to change the MimeSweeper advert line to “The Mimesweeper: You Can’t Even Hear Them Scream.” is a stroke of genius.  He’s got some minor troll infestation going on so if you want to get in on the sighting of an immature troll in the wild, hop on by.   It seems to have cleared itself up.  A troll at cbullitts is kind of like an e Coli bacterium in a tub of hot brine.  Sure they get in but they don’t thrive or even survive well there.

The mimesweeper will be a handgun with an underbarrel mounted flamethrower and side-by-side Tesla Spikes, the ammo is incindiery, and it fires two auxilliary cables with spikes to aid in running the current to the mime’s Nervous System.

Fun for the whole family!

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Update:

At some point when I wasn’t looking this blog passed it’s 100,000 mark, which isn’t nothin’ to folks like over at Soylent or Asshats, but I’m not unhappy about it.  If I had to make a wild guess it was Aggie who crossed the line.

Moving on… Obama says we’re going to get our health care bill (not vote, not pass… it’ll just arrive somehow) and then they’ll post the information so we can all know what is in i t.

For the millionth time:  I don’t feel comfortable buying a house that I’ve never seen.  I don’t buy cars that I’ve never seen.  I don’t even buy a friggin’ t-shirt that I’ve never seen yet the tyrants in Congress made up mostly by the Democratic Party are going to see to it that I do.  And this will cost oh-so-much more than a t-shirt.  Why should I quietly sit back and let Congress vote in a health care bill that they won’t tell me about, and indeed we have no way of knowing what is in it, much less whether the House and Senate versions match word-for-word?

Mr. Obama’s response [to Brett Baier’s question]: “By the time the vote has taken place, not only will I know what’s in it, you’ll know what’s in it, because it’s going to be posted and everybody’s going to be able to evaluate it on the merits.”

Except it’s not going to be voted on… it’ll be “deemed and passed”.

Rep. Louise M. Slaughter, New York Democrat, defends tying the health care bills together. “There’s no way in the world we’d do anything unconstitutional,” she said. (Associated Press)

I’m mortally insulted that she feels I’m stupid enough to take her word (and ANY politician’s word) at that.

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Steampunk Corset – simple idea, right?  That’s about all it is.

I don't like it. I need to start over on the darkness of the lines and the background.

But I had another idea for a Steampunk poster.  A many barrelled blunderbuss type gun called The Mimesweeper, featuring subsonic loads to silently take mimes out.  You can’t even hear them scream.  And the poster should have this faded image of a mime with his eyes wide open in utter terror just for that little something.  And then at the bottom, the gun mfr offers upgrades for every ten mime scalps you bring in.

I’d buy one.

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The doc’s PA agrees, the sudden dramatic spike in pain is the nerves going nuts just before they die.  Too badk I’m sticking to this week to wean off the meds.  I’m way too tired of being doped up.  Grinding my teeth down at the moment but another two days of this, three tops, and I should be out of it.  Yahoo.

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