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Congress.  Vote the entire lot out.  Tar and feather them.  Start with Boehner.

House Speaker John Boehner says the pact he’s reached with President Barack Obama and other leaders of Congress on lifting the debt limit and taming the budget “isn’t the greatest deal” but lives up to the GOP’s principles on taxes and spending.

They’re cutting 1 trillion dollars over ten years.  That’s 100 billion per year in a yearly budget of over 3 trillion dollars.

The ****wad has just made the biggest argument for why so many Tea Party folks should show up in record numbers to make sure that anyone who now aligns themselves with the GOP is gone and why people of any party should be voted out after one term.   I’m a conservative and hearing Boehner say that only cutting one trillion over ten years is living up to the GOP’s principles tells me that the GOP is dead and he’s given it just one more in a long string of kisses of death.

I’m supposed to feel better than this about it, though:

Congressional sources familiar with the outlines of the deal say it would cut the deficit by about $2.8 trillion and raise the debt limit by a similar amount. The deal includes $1.2 trillion in spending cuts up front and creates a select bicameral committee to find another $1.6 trillion in savings later in the 112th Congress.

I’m sure there’s a committee that is going to be as dedicated to finding the $1.6T as Obama was in listening to the committee recommendations about the budget last winter.  Yep, expect some quick action on that one.

I want to hear a certain list of numbers and if I don’t hear them I want to know why.  Yearly.

  1. How much do we spend on things we need this year?
  2. How much do we take in?
  3. How much has the debt been paid down this year?
  4. When will the debt be paid off?

#2 minus #3 minus #1 goddamned well better be greater than zero and never a negative number.  If it is more than zero, I want my taxes reduced by that much divided by 350M next year.  When you set out #1, I want to know exactly where it is going, and I don’t want budget tricks played – no estimates or assumptions.  If you can’t do that, the budget needs to be simplified to the point where that doesn’t happen.

And I want the extra alphabet departments removed.  And a 10% flat tax.  And no more pork damnit.  And for f***’s sake get rid of the congressional pensions and benefits.  @$$holes.  Stop it with the games, you chickensh*t bastards, and for once play straight and grow up – the rest of us are seriously tired of your sh*t.

Expect Boehner to break out in tears any day now, talking about his love of his country and how stressful this has been.

San Fran Nan:

We all may not be able to support it or none of us may be able to support it.  – Nancy Pelosi

Me personally, I’m never gonna give up my daily pork rinds, caviar, champagne, and military jets y’all are paying for because I can’t support giving it up.  That’s what she’s saying.

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Health care for myself and my family comes out of my paycheck and an additional large chunk comes out of my pocket in uncovered expenses.  Neither of those is a privilege – it comes from my ****ing hard work and that of Cruel Wife in all the things she does at home. It comes from our years of higher education and hours uncounted of unpaid overtime. It’s not a privilege and I don’t consider it a right of anyone to have their health care paid involuntarily by me and mine.

We have to keep our eyes on what we’re trying to do here. We’re trying to cross a demarcation line,” Harkin told “Early Show” co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez. “On one side is health care as a privilege, on the other side is health care as a right. With these votes, with the vote that we’ll take before Christmas, we will cross that line finally and say that health care is a right of all Americans.”

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The main topic (next item down) is so thoroughly intertwined with pork that bacon is central to today’s thoughts.

Dates.  The kind wrapped in bacon.

Take out the almond, and this is something I’m drooling over.  Take a date, stuff it with goat cheese, and wrap it in bacon.  Broil it until crispy.

If it sounds that good how can it possibly be wrong?  I’m attaching a shrunken picture so you go to The Reckless Chef and give it a good look.

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We should all be considering term limits for congress in a different light.

Get rid of multiple-term politicians.

Vince Flynn wrote a book by the title “Term Limits”.

I don’t advocate the methods in the book but we sure as hell ought to be doing the political version, which is to take these politicians in congress who seem to feel that they can “do what is best for our country” in spite of what we want and politically kill them off.

One reviewer of the book on Amazon said:

Flynn’s Washington is a place of distrust, dishonor, duplicity, hypocrisy and murder.

That’s funny, so is my Washington.

Our president saw fit to travel to Copenhagen when the top issue among Americans has been shown time and time again to be jobs and the economy, and he and Hillary figured it’d be great for us to chip in to a $100B pool of money to combat climate change.  Neither one of them has a lick of authority to do anything binding us to that.

Our congress – along clear party lines – is forcing the issue on a bill that not a single person in that governing body can understand the full import of by backroom deals, nighttime and holiday votes, and plain old intimidation.  For what do they do this?  For no good reason other than that they can with this kind of stacking in Congress.

From the outset, the White House’s core claim was that reform would reduce health costs for individuals and businesses, and they’re sticking to that story. “Anyone who says otherwise simply hasn’t read the bills,” Mr. Obama said over the weekend. This is so utterly disingenuous that we doubt the President really believes it.

And what do we do, in poll after poll?  We bitch about congress and then in nearly the same breath say “But our rep (or senator) seems pretty good.”  Wake up and smell the bullshit you are shoveling, people.

We are about to really understand the nuances in the term “Taxation WITH Representation”.

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While looking for images of “bacon” on Google, I ran across bacon bikinis and thought I should pass it on.  I have no idea whatsoever what the rest of the site is about.  Don’t ask, don’t tell me, either.

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If you voted for Obama and if you voted for a Democratic senator to your state, I’m going to clear my throat and voice something I don’t usually voice in so many words:

SCREW YOU.

I’m not at all happy with Congress’ health care bill, a vote of cloture, and a vote at 1am Monday morning.  Malkin has lots of good information posted.

I tried calling my senator’s offices.  Guess what?  Conveniently you can’t leave a message and no one is answering on a weekend.  That shouldn’t be a surprise.

What should be a surprise to some gullible people is that the president and his party – those who so passionately champion transparency, have been and are doing every thing that they can to ensure that they pass this bill in a stealthy fashion

So get ready folks!  Get ready for the ushering in of the Reid-Baucus-Dodd-Harkin amendment #2376.

I’ve left e:mails and voice mails, reminding them that they can vote as they wish but there will be a backlash this fall.  Wherever a seat is up for grabs in Congress, they ought not get too comfortable.  Those who have a little while to go yet, they should also be aware that memories for some are long.

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GODDAMNIT, THIS IS WHAT GOT US INTO TROUBLE IN THE FIRST ****ING PLACE!!  If you don’t have or can’t afford a house the odds are astronomically high that THERE IS A GOOD REASON.  Stop giving people stuff they cannot handle!

Houston taxpayers could start footing the bill to help first-time homebuyers pay off debts and improve their credit scores, under a proposal before City Council this week.

The “Credit Score Enhancement Program” will give up to $3,000 in grants to individuals who are trying to qualify for mortgages through the city’s homebuyers assistance program. City officials say some applicants fall short of eligibility by only 10 or 20 points on their credit scores, and paying off some debt balances can quickly improve their numbers.

Oh, and STOP DOING IT ON MY DIME!  I know I don’t live in Texas.  But if Texas takes even one penny because it can’t afford something and the State of Texas gives Houston even one penny, then it means essentially I’m helping to foot the bill for these people.

Can’t afford a home?  Tough shit.

Gloves off, let’s not pussyfoot around the issue.  Tough shit.

Life isn’t fair.  You’ll survive w/o buying a home.  Rent.  Stop expecting the world to solve your problems.  I don’t care if you think the credit score requirement is arbitrary or you’re off by even 1%, a line has to be drawn somewhere.

If I want to give money to someone or a charity, let me do it and let me decide who it goes to – DON’T expect the gov’t to take it from me so they can give it to you.

“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul
can always depend on the support of Paul.”

– George Bernard Shaw

Pssst.  Don’t look now, but you’re helping terrorists with your taxes, too.  To the tune of $900 million.

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This kind of a career-shredder.  Deserting, that is.  The rest is just kinky.  Not that there is anything wrong with that.

He was ticketed for allegedly resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and taken to Boulder County Jail. Jail staff found three pairs of panties in Mauger’s shirt pocket and said he was wearing a woman’s thong underneath his boxers. He refused to tell jail staff where the undergarments had come from and why he had them, police said.

I will say this… it’s none of the police’s business what he wears under his boxers – as far as I know, it is completely legal to be creepy and they overstepped their bounds.

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Because principles have consequences the president needs to better explain why his various bailouts punish the prudent, reward the reckless, and flagrantly violate the principle that people must live with the consequences of their personal decisions.  –Jon Kraushar

He also adds…

In the bailouts so far, the thrifty have been tapped to bail out the thriftless. This is not only financial engineering; it is social engineering. It suggests turning America into “old Europe” where the welfare state reigns, there is widespread nationalization—from health care to major industries—taxes are high, growth is almost non-existent and innovation, creativity, enterprise and anyone with brains and guts is emigrating. Does America really want to catch “Eurosclerosis”?

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Say what you will about disgraced-Senator Craig, but at least he was embarrassing in semi-privacy.  This guy is embarrassing all-around.  Sen. Bunning in a stunning display of no class.  So, thinking about democrat congress-critters got me thinking about the garden-variety flavor of the species, the liberal.

Steamboat McGoo posted a pic that he obtained through some means and I’m displaying it here until such time as somebody says “Hey, please don’t” and then I will gladly remove it.  It says it all.

clapOk sue me.  Pot.  Kettle.  Black.  I never claimed to have class, either.  I make no excuse for myself for I have embraced my strengths…

assholeAnd now I can proudly say…

asshole-essenceThank you, McGoo, thank you.  I owe you for letting me brazenly borrow these words images of wisdom.

Note:  While I don’t apologize for being an asshole (actually being one) I have to say that I am sorry if you were offended.  Not sorry I posted, just sorry you chose to be offended.

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update – Microsoft caved, thinking that the $100K or so wasn’t so big next to their $40B income…

Ah, Microsoft has decided that the people it laid off got too much severance pay. So it wants it back.

Microsoft says some of the 1,400 employees it laid off last month accidentally got too much in their severance packages — and now it wants the money back.

“This letter is to inform you that an inadvertent administrative error occurred that resulted in an overpayment in severance pay by Microsoft,” reads a letter sent to an unnamed employee and posted on the TechCrunch blog. “We ask that you repay the overpayment and sincerely apologize for any overpayment to you.”

Blacked out are the employee’s name and address and how much Microsoft says he owes. The letter bears a Microsoft letterhead and a date of Feb. 18.

Later in the article an unnamed Microsoft spokesperson hinted that some people were underpaid.

Oh yeah, right.  Well, we should cut some slack to the company from whom so much milk-of-human-kindness has flowed in the past, shouldn’t we?

C’mon, you sever ties with them, give them an envelope and a pat on the ass as they go out the door and you expect to keep calling the shots?  Tough stuff, MS.

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Sadly, this doesn’t even begin to make up for what part the pigs played in victimizing her.

Child Pornographer Must Pay $200G to Woman Photographed as Molested Child

Not even close, and nothing ever will, but it is a start to hurting him and his ilk right back (if we don’t get the option to use a wood-chipper).

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Update:  The Dude sent me the link to this.  If I posted it before, deal with it.  The Redneck Life board game.  Go buy six or seven just because it’s a great idea.  No, the seller/inventor is no one in my family either by blood or marriage.  We don’t have the same style of mullet.  Don’t even know the person.  Don’t own stock.  My dog doesn’t even go to the same pet salon.

redlife

(sigh) I miss Redneck Rampage™.

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For now, a thing about the US postal service… and later, a commentary on this travesty of an institution.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/23/congress-will-investigate-postmasters-pay/

Congress will hold a hearing next month into why Postmaster General John E. Potter has gotten a nearly 40 percent pay raise since 2006 and was awarded a six-figure incentive bonus last year, even as the U.S. Postal Service faces a multibillion-dollar shortfall that threatens a day of mail delivery.

Got that?  The man gets a six-figure incentive bonus.  BONUS.  Not bad for a gov’t enforced monopoly.  Their mission statement is about customer service.  Oh, someone got serviced all right.

Now, I have no reason to believe (this time) that the Wikipedia entry for USPS is wrong:

The United States Postal Service is currently the third-largest[8] employer in the United States, after the United States Department of Defense[9] and Wal-Mart.[10] The USPS operates the largest civilian vehicle fleet in the world, with an estimated 260,000 vehicles, the majority of which are the easily identified Chevrolet/Grumman LLV (Long-Life Vehicle), and the newer Ford/Utilimaster FFV (Flex-Fuel Vehicle), originally also referred to as the “CRV” (Carrier Route Vehicle), as shown in the pictures below. In an interview on NPR, a USPS official stated that for every penny increase in the national average price of gasoline, the USPS spends an extra $8 million to fuel its fleet.[citation needed] This implies that the fleet requires some 800 million gallons (3.03 billion liters) of fuel per year, and consumes an estimated fuel budget of $3.2 billion, were the national gasoline price to average $4.00. Some rural mail carriers use personal vehicles. Standard postal-owned vehicles do not have license plates. These vehicles are identified by a seven digit number displayed on the front and rear.

And I can’t prove it yet, but a huge huge huge percentage of that volume is utter crap – junk/bulk mail.

I’m looking to see which subsidizes which – bulk subs first class or first class subs bulk.  Weigh in if you have an opinion.

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