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Reminiscent of Iran’s Anti-Vice police we’re watching our democratic-controlled… uh… everything… raise taxes on things that they deem worthy of higher taxes than others.

For some reason, for some people,  it doesn’t bother them to single out certain types of people based on skin color, wealth, ideology, or religion.

WHO THE HELL ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?  THE DEMOCRATSWhat???

I woke up in bizzaro-land this morning, kids, because that’s what they’ve been accusing conservatives of for years.

It’s a time of state-sanctioned and indeed, state-derived social-engineering and coercion.

How’s That Obama Vote Working For You?

Update 1: Seriously, this doesn’t scare you silly?

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has begun serious talks about how it can change compensation practices across the financial-services industry, including at companies that did not receive federal bailout money, according to people familiar with the matter.

Update 2:  The folks at Fox have published a list of “This Year’s Top Illusions

Is it too late to add Obama to the list?  It’s shown that he can fool at least 50% of the people (tested by ballot, high degree of certainty due to millions of samples).

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Pookie18… thanks for posting it where I’d see it.  Note the GoComics.com – go there and have some fun.

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Weird.  When the ACLU and I agree for completely different reasons.  Either way, we’re in step on this and this only:  Obama is a wanker for saying he’ll be transparent and then going back on as many instances as possible.

The Abu Graib photos ought not be released because they serve no purpose if released and they do act as enemy aid by being galvanizing.

I don’t want to know every last detail.  While you should never blindly trust your gov’t there is a certain amount of “need to know” stuff that has to happen – secrets kept, resources guarded, resources allocated.  To give that away is asking to get smacked by “the bad guys”.

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A title like this:  ‘Good Bad’ Economy Inspires Consumers as Slump Eases

It tells me that overall, individual results aside, the economic situation was either not severe enough for people to learn lessons about living beyond cautious and safe means – OR – we’re just really stupid.

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Winner of the Biggest Non-News Item of the Day Award (for today) goes to the AP for their happy little piece titled: Kremlin:  Battles Over Energy May Lead to Wars“.
Well, DUH.  Why do you think I could care less about our dependence on foreign oil?  I mean, sure it’d be nice if we weren’t beholden at all to these crazed states that seem to have gotten most of that viscous gooey black gold.  But here’s the simple question to keep in mind:

When the world’s supplies are dwindling for real and for keeps, whose oil do you want to have been burning – the stuff in your back yard or theirs?   You want to have burned everyone else’s oil FIRST and keep yours for the real crunch that may come.

If everybody is out, no biggie.  If almost everybody is almost out, you’d rather the other guy be almost-ed-er out than you because you are then the guy that can beat off the other starving jackals.  The hope is we’ve invested in alternate energy on the off chance that we run out.

But sure as God made little green men, if energy gets scarce enough to cause starvation of the populace then yes, there will be wars for oil, because face it, in this day and age   OIL = FOOD,  OIL = ECONOMY, and OIL = HEAT.

I may get dinged for this, but I’m not 100% convinced that hydrocarbons can’t be formed at high temperatures and high pressures in the earth.  Think about the ramifications if oil isn’t as non-renewable as everyone thought.  They’ve also produced oil in labs with high temperature and pressure.  Not saying I’m convinced either way, but I’ve got an open mind about it.

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Given that the democratic party is made up a collection of individuals that hold to no common goal, it is surprising that they have not fallen apart before now. When you each believe in your pet cause to the exclusion of everyone else it is hard to work together as a unit. I think it is called Anarchy.

This tribute to Hillary is a new demotivational poster by yours truly, the glorious Lemur King. It is a simple reminder to the junior senator (leech) in the swamp, that determination to win don’t always make it so.

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Their next hurdle will be when they chew and gum each other to the death at the convention (and leading up to) as they decide how to get around those pesky rules that let Michigan and Florida copulate themselves right out of the picture when it comes to the primary.

I can see it – two factions inside of the DNC standing before the Supreme Court, waiting for a panel of judges to rule as to whether or not you have to play by the rules in an election. Such a tough call. Luckily we’re all adults and can be expected to see reason.

Oh, let’s just pull up a chair and a nice ice-cold Dr. Pepper while we watch them twitch in the wind!

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The latest in social engineering. NPR (National agitProp Radio) reported today that there would be incentives given to those who buy hybrid vehicles.

Think about that… Think about it again… I’ll wait…

They will take taxes from you, far in excess of what the government needs to run (if you take away pork and entitlements), and give it back to you if you exhibit rewardable behavior while purchasing a large item, such as a car. This is known as social engineering. How remarkable! Our government is in the business of regulating our behavior. Doesn’t that just leave you all warm and fuzzy?

Next, in the latest issue of Guns and Ammo Handguns (June/July 2008) comes word that as many as ten (10) states are considering – get this – serialization of ammunition. That is, a serial number laser-engraved on every bullet. Every bullet. Totalitarian states considering this are: Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Washington. So, now you know where you won’t live when deciding to look for work elsewhere. It’s not even that it is so infeasible as to not even work, but the fact that some damned idiot wants to do it. Theres no real proof that it would (1) work so that a bullet was recognizable, (2) prove to be anything less than a bureaucratic nightmare, or (3) change anything in a meaningful way, but by God, some unqualified schmucks in government think it’s jim-dandy idea.

[note: I had another example of societal engineering that I thought of on the way home but cannot remember it right now, sorry. I’ll pick it up again tomorrow when I’ve gotten some rest. – LK]

Update!!!

I just though of the latest thing in social engineering that I had forgotten. The mind manipulation in new TV ads convincing us to buy into CFL’s. Yes, according to this ad, our seven year old daughter has more on the ball than old dad, who apparently must be guided through life by his children, even to the point of being told what kind of lightbulb to buy.

I have issues with our government and politicians making decisions that they have no business making, for politicians rely on emotions, political dynamics, and a large amount of hubris to make up their minds about anything, including light bulbs.

from the link above, Steven Milloy states:

The business fantasy is for the nation’s 4 billion-plus light sockets to sport CFLs. There’s much more ka-ching in selling 4 billion $5 light bulbs as opposed to incandescent bulbs costing $0.75. But what about the mercury problem that may impose substantial liabilities on businesses and consumers faster than CFL light bulbs turn on?

Today’s business leaders apparently have forgotten the infamous Superfund program that needlessly and retroactively imposed tens of billions of dollars of costs for pre-1980 waste disposal practices regardless of whether they were legal at the time. CFL-maker GE, in particular, is involved in a senseless $500 million clean-up of industrial chemicals known as PCBs buried long ago in Hudson River sediments.

Imagine the clean-up costs from billions of CFLs disposed in landfills and burned in incinerators across the country. Superfund even imposed bankrupting liability on mom-and-pop businesses. Imagine the peril of home-based businesses that casually toss CFLs in the household trash.

First mercury was dangerous. Then, temporarily, it became no big deal. Now that the Greens have caught us in the CFL trap, they’re reverting to form on mercury — all to cause the sort of chaos resulting in increased government control of our lives.

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Speaking of ammo and gun control… Next is the woman obsessed with sniper fire and the idea of her opponent being assassinated (perhaps a bit of instability there, eh, Hill?), HIllary Clinton and her stance on… Yeah, you guessed it… guns! She was reported in USA Today as saying “I believe in the Second Amendment right to bear arms.” As pointed out in TownHall, however, she has in her last seven years in congress co-sponsored 22 anti-gun bills. Well, I guess being shot at so much would have an impact on your gun stance, huh? And it’s a lot easier to sponsor anti-gun bills when you have your own ****ing Secret Service bodyguards paid up for you and your entire family for the rest of your miserable life. The rest of us aren’t so lucky.

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Another graphic, this one obtained from youscold.com… Thank God no one wrapped a turban around that butt or there would be rioting in the streets across the world over the indignity.

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Ok, I have no idea where this next one came from, folks but we should all take it to heart… cell phones must be turned off while in the movie theater or if you clearly cannot observe all traffic laws while discussing last night’s American Idol. Actually, to date, were it not illegal to do so, I can think of three guys, roughly fifteen different women, and six to seven teenagers that I would have done this to.

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(if you are the owner of this photo, could you let me know so I can credit you with it?)

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