Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Something Positive about Cash for Clunkers

The one POSITIVE result of "Cash for Clunkers":
It's taken 75% of the Obama bumper stickers off the road.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Government Run Businesses

Months ago, we all heard the president say that our government was not going to run the businesses that so wrongly were bailed out with our tax dollars (actually, with our future debt). Now, the government is in fact, managing those companies. Whether you think those executives don't deserve what they are paid or not, the fact is the Obama administration is calling the shots at those companies. They have in effect, been completely taken over by our government. You know which leader of a country recently did the same thing? Hugo Chavez.

Is that really what we want America to become???

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cash for clunkers revisited

Here is something to think about!
A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15 mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year.

A vehicle that travels 12,000 miles a year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons a year.

So, the average Cash for Clunkers transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year.

They claim 700,000 vehicles participated, so that's 224 million gallons saved per year.

That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil.

5 million barrels is about 5 hours worth of US consumption.

More importantly, 5 million barrels of oil at $70 per barrel costs about $350 million dollars

So, the government paid $3 billion of our tax money to save that$350 million.

We spent $8.57 for every dollar saved.

How good a deal was that ???

Well, they'll probably do a great job with health care though!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Farmer in Plains

First, let me say it again, Kevin Lynn is a jackass.

Okay, now that's out of the way, here is my point of view. The people that were robbing the farmer in Plains were not there to get some veggies for dinner. As reported in the Times Leader and Citizens Voice, they had a van full of produce. This would shoot holes in their story of just being hungry to any rational person. They were stealing with intent to sell their swag. Regardless of what they were stealing, they WERE STEALING!!!

Think the farmer was wrong? Let me ask you this; You're soundly sleeping when noises from your kitchen awaken you. You leave your bedroom and check the kids. They are in their beds sleeping. You hear the noise from your kitchen again and proceed to find the source. Upon entering your kitchen, you see somebody loading your canned goods into boxes. What would you do? If you were armed (even with a baseball bat), would you detain them? Would you attack them? Or as Kevin Lynn suggests, would you say "Oh, you're only stealing canned goods, sorry to disturb you". Then you just go back to bed. I posit that only somebody with an IQ below 40 would take Kevin's suggestion.

You see, I think that your property is your property and not to be violated by any one. Stealing is stealing regardless of what is being stolen. Don't want somebody to point a gun at you for invading their property? How about not invading their property in the first farking place?? Sounds like a very simple concept to me.

Having grown up very poor and many of the veggies we ate we either grew or was given to us by farmers, perhaps I am not believing the thieves side of this story. Farmers are among the hardest working, most generous people I know. I've never heard of any farmer that wouldn't help a hungry person and doubt I ever will.

I leave you with just one thought. You should never curse a farmer with your mouth full!!

How bad is the economy?

Thanks to Steve R.

The economy is so bad that I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.

It's so bad, I ordered a burger at McDonalds and the kid behind the counter asked, "Can you afford fries with that?"

The economy is so bad that CEO's are now playing miniature golf.

The economy is so bad if the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds," you call them and ask if they meant you or them.

The economy is so bad Hot Wheels and Matchbox stocks are trading higher than GM.

The economy is so bad Obama met with three small businesses to discuss the Stimulus Package: GE, Pfizer, and Citigroup.

The economy is so bad parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children's names.

The economy is so bad a truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico .

The economy is so bad Dick Cheney took his stockbroker hunting.

The economy is so bad people in Africa are donating money to Americans.

The economy is so bad Motel Six won't leave the light on anymore.

The economy is so bad the Mafia is laying off judges.

The economy is so bad Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.

Friday, October 2, 2009

The International Olympic Committee is a Racist Organization

It is hard to believe they could be so openly racist. They have told our president that they disagree with him and that Chicago will not be in the running to host the Olympic Games!!

While the majority of Chicagoans are rejoicing in not being saddled with billions of dollars of debt, I think the IOC should be chastised for being racists just like everybody else that disagrees with Pres. Obama!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Juvie Scandal of Luzerne County

While it was nice that the three candidates for judge were asked yet again if they had any connection to the disgraced judges and they all answered in the negative, nobody has asked the questions that we all need to know the answer to.

The questions should be directed at everybody in the district attorney's office. The questions that need asked are;

As prosecutors in these juvenile cases, how is it possible that you did not notice a gross disparity between the offense and the punishment that was meted out?

If you did notice the disparity, did you report it?

If you failed to notice the disparity, just how farking incompetent are you?

And most importantly, did anybody in the DA's office prosecute an unusual number of these cases? if so, the DA needs to explain why.

Shoot me an email and let me know your thoughts.