Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Election 2010- The people Have Spoken

A hearty congratulations to all of the winners!!

This was by far the nastiest campaign cycle I can remember. There was enough mud slung to accommodate all the pigs on earth. I honestly believe that those that were the worst offenders paid a hefty price per gallon of mud. Think Eachus, Kanjo, and Carney.

The reality is the American people were voting as much on Pres. Obama's agenda as they were the candidates. I hope that those newly elected and those sitting incumbents have heard the message. It couldn't be more clear that the American people do not want our great nation drifting into the abyss that the far left seems to think that everybody wants. Fact is, as proven by the election results, the overwhelming majority wanted the brakes firmly applied to Obama's whacked out vision for the country.

I sincerely hope they all got the message and live up to the promise of representing their constituents rather voting the way their party tells them to. This goes out to both democrats and republicans. You have to now know that we are watching and we will send you packing as well should you forgot who it is you actually work for.

I honestly cannot wait for the Presidential address at 1:00pm. Will Pres. Obama acknowledge the overwhelming rejection of his agenda or will he simply write it off to the people not being patient enough??? I have many friends from the D side of the aisle and most said they'd give Obama 2 years to accomplish some good. Two years came and two years went. The only thing this administration has accomplished is America being in far worse shape than it was.

If those newly elected and sitting incumbents work for a better America together, we will all be better off.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Pennsylvania Governor Race

The choice here is quite simple. You can either vote for Tom Corbett or for four more years of Ed Rendell. I think we can all agree that Rendell's governorship has been a disaster. Even Rendell is now on the air saying that whoever gets voted in will be saying how much debt he left them to deal with. Dan Onorato is in lock step with Rendell's core methodology of tax some and spend a lot.

I know many people are for the gas tax. I am too!! Just not the way Rendell was going to do it. By the by, you all know who will be paying that tax, don't you? If you guessed the gas companies please do the world a favor and don't reproduce. This tax will be a "soft" tax on everybody that uses natural gas. The cost of it will be passed right onto us. He was going to use nearly 70% of that tax to simply add more revenue to the general fund for you guessed it, more spending. This from a douchenozzle that increased the state budget by 40% in just 8 years. I don't know about you, but I certainly am not making or spending 40% more than I did 8 years ago. Is anybody??? The reality is, just like the supposed good use of all the casino tax revenue for us lowly taxpayers, this revenue stream would be of little or no use to the residents of the state. In all likelihood it would've gone to Philadelphia and Allegheny counties not to the areas that will need help with their infrastructure where the drilling is occurring.

There is a lot of money coming into the state from the gas already. There should be an extraction tax and that revenue should stay in the areas where they are drilling.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Luzerne County Home Rule Charter

Having read the proposed charter I can tell you that it is not perfect. Specifically, I'd have liked to see either districting or guaranteed minority representation. Do I like that the controller's position has been diminished? Certainly not. That we have to let it run for 5 years before we can change it? hell no.

The sad reality is that even if you think the charter is the completely goofy it simply cannot be any worse than what we have currently. Further, even if you haven't read the charter you could make a wise decision to vote for it just by taking a look at those that have come out rabidly against it. Just as we are all judged by the company we keep (and rightly so) so should this be judged by those both for and against it. On the con (no pun intended) side, we have Comm. Petrilla who was of course the controller while the Luzerne County taxpayers were being robbed and children used as a profit center. solicitor Vito Deluca, an entrenched democrat that also loses his job if the charter passes. Carolee Oleginski, our beloved prothonotary (which only about 4% of the residents even know what a prothonotary does) also stands to lose her job. The list is long of those against it and almost all of them stand to lose their employment and or power. The exception is Walter Griffith, Controller Extraordinaire. I have heard his concerns and they certainly are legitimate but again, it can't be worse than what we have now. Walter is the only elected official I trust at the courthouse but I disagree with him here.

Then we have those not in office blathering on any radio station that will have them. Some I think are just sycophants and others like being in the press. Like the woman from the lake that has become famous for her crusade against reassessment. If I ever meet her I just want to ask her if she complained as vociferously about her taxes for all those years when she knew she wasn't paying anywhere near what she should have been. But I digress..........

I think we should all vote for the charter and at least try to change the culture of corruption in this county because until that changes, we are a sunk ship. If all of the entrenched dome dwellers are against it, it has to be good for the taxpayers. Fact is, they have given us every reason in the world to vote for this charter and I hope you all do.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Obama's Honeymoon Jokes

I don't know, nor do I care, if these jokes are attributed correctly. I just like them.

You know Obama's honeymoon is over when the late night talk showcomedians start taking their turns with nasty but hilarious jokes .....have a laugh!!

The liberals are asking us to give Obama time. We agree .. andthink 25 to life would be appropriate. --Jay Leno

America needs Obama-care like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloweenmask. --Jay Leno

Q: Have you heard about McDonald's' new Obama Value Meal? A: Order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay forit. --Conan O'Brien

Q: What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon? A: A fund raiser. --Jay Leno
Q: What's the difference between Obama's cabinet and apenitentiary? A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers, and threats tosociety. The other is for housing prisoners. --David Letterman

Q: If Nancy Pelosi and Obama were on a boat in the middle of the ocean and it started to sink, who would be saved? A: America! --Jimmy Fallon

Q: What's the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo? A: Bo has papers. --Jimmy Kimmel

Q: What was the most positive result of the "Cash for Clunkers"program? A: It took 95% of the Obama bumper stickers off the road. --David Letterman

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Is $412 Million Enough?

As you probably have read in the paper today, Congressman Kanjorski's nephew Russell's company got a $400,000,000. tax dollar loan. This on top of a grant (a grant is just a free handout) of $9 million to nephew Russell's company, Cornerstone Technologies and also on top of $3 million grant to the same company that just got the 400 million.

To be fair, the $3 million grant was given to the company shortly before Russell was hired. I am absolutely certain (holy shit, the sarcasm, it burns) that the company getting a 3 million dollar handout from Russell's uncle had nothing to do with Russell being hired as a vice president of finance and marketing. I'm not saying anything funny went on but just picture that job interview. I imagine it went something like;
Interviewer: What qualifications do you possess that qualify you to be our vice president of finance and marketing?

Russell: well, let's see, I got a federal grant from my uncle, Congressman Paul Kanjorski, in the amount of $9 million dollars and started a company called Cornerstone Technologies.

Interviewer: I see, and what did your business do?

Russell: Nothing, we never made or marketed a product and I bankrupted the business in a few months.

Interviewer: Hmmm, sounds like you don't know jackshit about marketing or managing finances. Please tell me again what makes you think you are qualified for this position?

Russell: did you catch the part about my Uncle Paulie being a congressman? or the part about the $9 million?

Interviewer: No, er, mmm, no I didn't but you see Russ, the problem is the company is a little short of money to hire any new applicants right now. Should that change in the immediate future you seem to be the ideal candidate for this position.

While that interview is strictly a construct of my imagination, I'd be willing to bet a lot of money that those thoughts have crossed many minds. Flash forward to this spring and our hero Russell is in for his annual performance review (sorry, it's my over-active imagination again) and I can easily picture this conversation;

Russ's boss: Russ, times are bad, the economy is in the crapper, and frankly, you just don't seem to be working out.

Russ: did I mention that my uncle is friends with President Obama?

Russ's Boss: no, you didn't

Russ: well, just between us, in the beginning of summer, I heard that this company may be in line to get an almost zero interest loan from the federal government that as long as the comapny goes bankrupt, it won't have to be paid back.

Russ's boss: How much money will they loan us?

Russ:only a few hundred million

Russ's boss: that will buy a shitload of golden parachutes!! but how do we get to keep the money without paying it back?

Russ: assuming I am still employed, that would be my job and I am an expert at that. Did I ever tell you whatever happened to all those machines I bought with my first $9 million? well there's a bowling alley back home with a huge basement......................................

Is it enough already? Are we going to keep this monumental douchenozzle in office? Please lord, I hope the answer is no. Congressman Kanjorski, please consider your gift of $412 million of our tax money to your nephew your severance package.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Another Prominent Democrat Sentenced

Rich Emanski got sentenced to a few months in jail, a couple years probation, and a $10,000 fine. This would sound like a good punishment unless you factored in the bagillion dollars he made by paying to play in Luzerne County. Stop and think for a moment, would you be willing to spend a few months in jail if you could make enough money that any normal person would never have to work again?

Once again we see a slap on the wrist for a very well connected guy. What a joke!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Internet Kill Switch for Obama

This link goes to the article in from Techworld.

Much hay was made about the attorney general of Pa and a couple of bloggers. I am very curious to see what the blogosphere has to say about this. I would bet money if Dubya tried to have a way to shut down the interenet that there'd be rioting in the streets. Is it okay now because it's Pres. Obama??? I cannot fathom anything good coming from any president having that power.

Friday, June 25, 2010

A Local Attorney Arrested for DUI Without a Trace of Alcohol in His Bloodstream

A local attorney was recently arrested for DUI even though he didn't have a drop of alcohol in his system. He was quoted as saying "If it happened to me, you know it is happening to others".

Well Mr. Attorney, this is what happens when lobbyists write our country's laws. The DUI laws in America were radically changed due to lobbying pressure. Only one of the lobbies involved had noble intentions. The others were strictly about profit. M.A.D.D. wanted stricter DUI laws for the good of the community. It isn't too hard to figure out who stands to make money from having harsher penalties and changes made to the existing laws. If you guessed lawyers and insurance companies, give yourself a pat on the back.

I am not entirely sure how much an attorney charges for representing DUI clients but I would bet it is at least $1,000. Since only a fool would represent them self when going to trial, this is money that is going to change hands. Insurance companies on the other hand, are going to raise your rates and keep them there for 5 to 10 years.(or however long a DUI stays on a driving record). If anybody out there can comment how much your car insurance went up from a DUI, please do so. I have heard a handful of people tell me their rates tripled. You'd think their rates tripled because they had multiple convictions for it but that is not the case, at least with those that I spoke with.

I know a few people that have been convicted of DUI. They all tell similar stories about how much it cost them and one thing is for sure; when you see those signs that say DUI, you can't afford it, you better believe it. They all say that when it was said and done, their DUI cost them over $6,000.

That brings me to some interesting things about this subject:
If you have a CDL, your blood levels are half for DUI whether you are driving a commercial vehicle or not.
It is a common misconception that .08 blood level is needed for a conviction. Guess again, you can be found guilty of DUI with any measurable amount of alcohol. So unless you've never had a drink and drove, you've been at least potentially guilty of DUI.
The GAO did a study on the lower blood levels and found that they had absolutely no impact on alcohol related deaths or injuries since being made law.
Towns, counties, and states, lose money to run checkpoints. They do not make a profit on doing them. In fact, the only ones that make a profit from DUI convictions are insurance companies and lawyers.
The only form of profiling that is a generally accepted law enforcement practice is DUI checkpoints.
Studies have shown that many activities done while driving have the same, or in the case of texting far worse, impairment to your abilities to operate your vehicle safely. Only DUI is aggressively prosecuted.

You can feel free to add your own factoids. The simple fact is, what happened to the attorney that was arrested and forced to give a blood sample, is happening every day of the week to people that do not have his means to fight. Further, every single one of those in our local corruption scandal are facing less penalty (think Frank Pizella getting house arrest) than the average first time DUI convict and that bothers the hell out of me.

Invariably, some goofball is going to say that I am in favor of drunk driving so let me set a few things straight for you. I quit drinking some time ago. I do not use drugs. I think driving when drunk is a very serious problem. I think that at the very least, lower blood levels for DUI at least make some stop and control their drinking before driving a car. I know there is a very high likelihood of repeat offenses. I know there are problem drunks driving that have had numerous convictions for DUI and think that there should be some upper limit that after your (pick arbitrary number) conviction, you should not ever have a license again. I think that after your second DUI, you should be forced to have a device in your vehicle that won't let it start if there is alcohol(is this a law already?). I know the vast majority out there have in fact been guilty of DUI but just haven't been caught. My message here is an anti-lobbyist writing our laws message and inspired by Frank Pizzella getting house arrest. I hope no one that reads this will ever drive drunk again but I also know you will. I also know those that drive drunk aren't just risking their own lives but rather the lives of innocent people and in that, are as wrong as wrong gets.

As a side note, if you are a drinker, you should try quitting, you'd be amazed at how annoying drunk people can be when you're sober.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Joe Sestak and Marcellus Shale

First, I'd like to thank the retired Admiral for his service to our country. That said, I have just three points I'd like to make after listening to Mr. Sestak on WILK for the last couple of days. In no particular order:

1. Mr. Sestak, are you aware of what office you are running for? I was under the impression it was for a seat in the United States Senate. After listening to you pontificate about gas drilling it sure sounded to me like you wanted to be a policy maker in Harrisburg. The US Senate makes policy for the country not individual states. The US Senate does not write policy for the state's various departments. I assume you knew that Joe so I must also assume you were pandering like a $3. whore.

2. Mr. Sestak also played the same song we are all tired of and nobody with the exception of the mentally challenged believes any more. By taxing the gas we will all get a tax break. Did we not just hear that about the casinos? Did it come true?? Of course not, this is just more pandering but this time it is like a $1. whore. This will never happen. When the government gets a windfall of tax dollars the last thing they would ever consider is cutting any taxes. They will simply find a way to spend that money on something else. In Pennsylvania's case, I will go out on a limb and guess that SEPTA and Allegheny County's transit authority will get even more funding from people that have not and never will use their services.

3. Mr. Sestak played yet another tired ditty for us. He is for the working families in this great state. It seems any Demoncrat running for any office just has to play this song for us. It is in fact a bald faced lie and in this instance an easily provable lie. Mr. Sestak, hereafter referred to laughingly as the champion of the poor, wants to tax the living shit out of the Marcellus Shale gas. (I am for this, by the way, just do NOT insult my intelligence by telling me the only reason you want to tax it is to so you can cut my taxes. I'm not that stupid and truly hope nobody else is either). How do we know it is an all out lie from the Champion of the Poor? Quite simple. Corporations do not pay tax per se. When they are taxed they account for that as an expense. As an expense, they adjust the cost of their product to reflect that higher cost. For the slow, that means their product will cost the consumer more money. I ask you, who is most affected by a product costing more? Here is a hint, it isn't the rich. That's right, the good old champion of the poor is really just out to screw them without so much as a kiss first. This is becoming ever more common with soft taxes that are in fact hurting the poor tremendously and have absolutely no effect on the rich. Like the tax on sugary drinks (also brought to us by the champions of the poor), who is it affecting? Mr. Sestak is not on the working family's side, he is on Joe Sestak's side and is hoping to baffle you with bullshit.

Mr. Sestak did have a lot of good suggestions about regulatory issues with the shale gas but the suggestions he made do not fall under the purview of a US Senator. The fact that Sestak openly and freely admits that he is backing Pres. Obama's agenda all the way is enough reason not to vote for him. His total lack of understanding what a US Senator's job duties are is another. His most unforgivable sin though is his pandering like a cheap whore.

Monday, June 7, 2010

BP and The Gufl Oil Spill

The disaster in the gulf is by any measure tragic. What I can't get over is the response of the average John Q. It seems they can only find blame with BP. Does BP own the well that went kerblooey? Sure they do, no doubt about it. Are they responsible for fixing the mess? Absolutely. Does all the blame rest squarely on BP?? NO!!!

Does anybody actually believe that years ago the execs from all the oil companies got together and decided the best way to make money from oil was to drill in over a mile deep of water? How mentally challenged can people be? For the oil companies, the most profitable place to drill is on dry land and it's also the easiest. The real question people should be asking is why they are drilling in an environment that increases their costs and risks so dramatically. If you guessed it is because the government mandates that they drill that far off shore, give yourself a prize. If you guessed that it was because that's where the oil is, kick yourself in the ass for having a bad case of terminal stupidity.

If I were the CEO of BP, I'd be on every major media outlet explaining exactly why they have to drill in an environment that not only increases their costs exponentially but also precludes being able to fix the problem. If they were drilling in 200 feet of water, do any of you realize how easy this would have been to fix? Send a few commercial divers down and in 1-2 days, crisis stopped, over, done, finito!! Had they been drilling in ANWAR, a couple of hours and the crisis would've been over. The government and the not in my backyard group needs to accept their culpability in this.

The sad reality is that we live in a society that absolutely needs oil to live. This disaster only further illustrates the need to find a safer (not safe, safer) compromise. Drilling for oil is a dirty, dangerous business. It is also a necessary one.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Pres. Obama's Greatest Accomplishment to Date

It was in today's paper and widely reported on the radio that Pres. Obama created 413,000 new jobs in May. This would be quite an accomplishment except that 411,000 of those new jobs are temporary government jobs related to the census. Even so, you have to admit, this is the first real thing Barry has accomplished. So let us all tip our hats to the Borat and give him a hearty well done. Damn, I couldn't even keep a straight face while typing that. How the hell am I going to be able to say it without bursting out laughing??

I am curious as to why that number isn't being as widely reported by the media. Don't get me wrong, it is being reported but you will have to look a bit farther to find it than the 413,000 number.

Even Sue Henry on WILK only talked about the 413k number and never mentioned what the bulk of those "new" jobs were.

This is a very bad joke. The problem is, the joke is on all of us.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Joe Sestak tells Obama to pound sand

Joe Sestak told Obama that he is too busy to bother attending an Obama Rah Rah Rally. Usually, a candidate will do anything to attend a rally with a sitting president from the same party and sometimes even from the opposite party. It is a great way to gather support and money. Unfortunately for Obama, Sestak's campaign has come to the conclusion that the special kool aid has worn off in all but the most deluded of voters and that being seen with the worst president in our country's history could only harm his campaign.

I wish he would attend with Obama as I certainly do not want him to be our next senator and anything that would hurt his chances of winning is a good thing in my book. That being said, I do admire his fortitude to tell the sitting US President to go pound sand straight up his ass.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Steve Corbett Hates the Proposed Home Rule Charter

While trying to drastically increase the pain of my head ache yesterday, I decided to flip on the Steve Corbett show on WILK. In the words of Bush the RINO, Mission Accomplished!!

Good old Stevie has come out and flatly stated he is against the Luzerne County Home Rule changes. As a general rule, that is reason enough to be for it.

You see, as an example, Stevie is one of those unique individuals that actually believes the New York Times is a legitimate newspaper. That what they print is a factual representation of the news. In most people’s opinion, the NY Times is the worst of the ultra-left rags that long ago abandoned printing unvarnished news. That is why I say taking the exact opposite position of Corbett will be the right choice about 90% of the time. His judgement is so far shot out of a cannon, you’d have to be a fool or a nut to agree with him even much of the time.

I’ll set aside that he is a crackpot that relies on inciting his audience just to get ratings. After all, that is his job. I do however, pity the foolish goobers that think he is doing anything good for the community. What he is doing is filling his wallet. It is his job to stir you up enough to call him. Fact is, Stevie is excellent at that. He is great at making a bad headache far worse too!!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Luzerne County Home Rule

I am both surprised and dismayed to learn that some of our elected county officials are dead set against the proposed changes. Most surprising is that I have heard that Steve Urban is leading the parade against any change.

I can certainly understand being against anybody that drew up the charter being allowed to be put in office because of the charter but against the whole thing?? I have to ask, is this a hedge in case Mr. Urban loses his senate bid? If so, that is right up there with Arlen Specter switching parties because he didn't want a primary to decide his political fate.

Urban has been a great watchdog for the citizens of Luzerne County and would serve us well as a state senator. That being said, I'd like him to explain in detail, his stance on the home rule charter. The citizens of Luzerne County have suffered enough under the corrupt Democratic rule of this county for far too long. I am inclined to think that any change could only be for the good. Please tell us all Mr. Urban, why changing the culture of corruption under the dome is going to be a bad thing other than losing your commissioner job.

Monday, May 24, 2010

A Refreshing Primary Season

With the dust settled, I can honestly say I am happy with how this primary season turned out. For once, it was the dems shoveling the mud at each other instead of the republicans.

I must say that I was impressed with Dave Madeira. Nancy from WILK did her level best to try to drag him down to her level but he resolutely refused. Mr. Madeira, well done sir. For WILK a hearty well done for getting rid of Kevin and replacing him with Webster. At least Webster is rational and more or less coherent (with the exception being beer buzz Fridays).

With that being said, a little bird told me there may yet be a fight on the republican side. I'll try to let you know what is happening there as the facts become available.

I know it's been a while and thank you for your patience. I am frankly amazed at how many visitors I still get every day even though I have been far to busy to write. The new business I have started (GO SOLAR- Call your local Home Depot) is finally starting to roll and hopefully will not require so much of my time and I'll be able to be snarky daily again. See you soon.

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Next Governor of Pennsylvania

Regardless of who wins this race, the next governor is going to face some monumental issues.

Our current governor has increased the state budget about 45% since taking office 8 years ago. In all of that spending increase, not once, not ever were the problems our teachers' and state employees' pension funds face ever addressed. In Fat Eddy's defense, he was not the first to ignore the looming tsunami that will hit us in the next few years. That said, I find it incredulous that the cost of running this state increased 45% under his watch. I ask you all, has your income risen 45% in the past 8 years? Has any cost of running your household risen 45% in the past 8 years? I didn't think so. The question that has been bandied about (especially on my friend Gort42's blog) is "What realistic cuts can be made to his budget?" I think the answer lies in what he increased spending on.

With tolls shot down on I80, reliance on $2.7 billion of one time stimulus money, and a now projected $525 million budget shortfall for this year's budget, the problems are increasing geometrically. The sad fact that so many of our 8 bagillion legislators are going along with this ride of the rails plan is nothing short of them asking to be booted out of office. One question begs to be asked of every single one of them; What the fook do we do next year??? And that doesn't even take into account the pension problem or the fact that Pa. is one of 38 states now that has a bankrupt unemployment compensation fund. More on that in a moment. The reason all those far too numerous legislators are going along is that this is an election year and as we all know, the most important job those animals have is to get re-elected. They will do nothing that they perceive to threaten their chances. For that reason alone (as if their weren't enough others), I say boot them out and demand a vast reduction in their number. Enough is enough!!!! I don't care what party or political belief you subscribe to, any candidate that doesn't specifically support a reduction does NOT deserve a single vote.

Back to the unemployment compensation fund. You read that correctly, there are now 38 states that have zero dollars left in that fund. I know what you are thinking; How is it possible for that to be true if unemployment is hovering around 10%? The fact is, it isn't. Unemployment numbers are far higher than the media reports. The real numbers, we will probably never know but the simple fact of 38 states' unemployment funds being bankrupt points to a number at least double 10% and probably even higher than that. Think about that for a few minutes and see if you like the direction America has taken since 2006. I sure don't and as a matter of fact it worries me about the future of this great nation.

The next governor of Pa will be forced to address these issues and the reality is that no matter which party wins, we, the taxpayers, are going to lose. Taxes will have to be raised and our elected handjobs in Harrisburg are going to have to cut their spending. One thing that they can do to cut spending occurred to me as I was driving through a construction zone on I81. I know this is a crazy idea but bear with me. Instead of one guy working and 4-8 supervisors making sure he uses the shovel correctly, let's have 4-7 guys working and only one guy supervising. Crazy, I know, but every other workforce has more workers than supervisors so I am thinking that they may be onto something. Another way (besides reducing the largest legislature in the known universe) is to renegotiate the not just unbelievable but unconscionable pension deals we offer to retiring legislators (think Bob Mellow), teachers, and other state employees. I am sure there are quite a few ways they can cut spending but these jumped right out at me.

How and how much will taxes have to be raised? The how is debatable. The how much will depend on how much spending they can chop out of the budget. Suffice to say, taxes are going up in the keystone state and it won't be a small amount. I have heard Tom Corbett talk about some of these issues. I want to hear more, not just from him but from anybody running for state office and I include in that all the incumbents. I am sure there will be some debates and I am hoping our now famous local bloggers will not just ask those questions but not take the old round-about circle jerk for an answer.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Difference between Conservatives and Liberals

If you ever wondered what side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!
Lot of truth here!
If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he does'nt eat meat.If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation. A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.
If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church. A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.(Unless it's a foreign religion, of course!)

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

Courtesy of Tinman

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Back door deals and Obamacare

I am sincerely curious as to when the media will start reporting exactly what was promised to whom for their votes in favor of this bill. That being said, I want to write a little bit about our own congress critter from the 10th here in Pa., Chris Carney.

It was reported in the Times Leader that Mr. Carney was promised Jack Murtha's seat on Appropriations for a yes vote. No secret there but I heard an interesting rumor that I thought I'd share. It appears Mr. Carney was not only offered a carrot but a stick as well from the Obama administration.

My question to Mr. Carney is; Why not tell the public about the threat? Personally, I don't think you deserved that action Chris. I mean after all the late nights working extremely hard and working up a sweat that you and your chief of staff put into research, it just isn't right. Please don't misunderstand, I still think Mr. Carney is Pelosi's bitch (he has proven this 91% of the time) and certainly doesn't deserve to retain the seat, but right is right and fair is fair. All those late night, early morning, and even some afternoon work sessions should be recognized. The media should report on it so your dedication can be shown to the public. What do you say Chris?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

It's been a long break

Now I'm back. Unfortunately, there is so much going on it's hard to start.

I could talk about AJ and Bobby but that was old news long before they were indicted. Hell, we all knew that was coming!

I could write about Obamacare but I wrote long ago that it was going to pass whether the people wanted it or not. Point of fact, the vast majority do not want it but why the hell would that stop congress? They(and I mean both parties) haven't listened to their constituents for decades. Why start now? That brings me to what I am going to write about, the tyranny of the minority.

Our government was set up to prevent mob rule. What has in fact happened is the exact opposite. Now even spotted owls have more rights than people. Why? because a very vocal minority of people wanted them protected at all costs regardless of the impact it would have on peoples lives. Does it affect me? No, I'm not a logger but you can bet your last cent that quite a few in the logging industry were adversely affected.

I may be pretty far to the right politically but have always stood up for minority rights. Perhaps not critters over humans but you get the point. Now we have our wonderful President and his administration forcing one very small minority to pay for another very small minority's health insurance. Speaking of which, we already were. News flash, ever here of medicaid? SCHIP? Medicare? The fact is, we don't deny health care to anybody, period. You may not get a Rolls Royce when all you can afford is a Hyundai but that is how the world works.

The trouble with writing about Obamacare is that nobody knows exactly what's in the bill. Kind of troubling that our elected leaders will be passing something that they have zero clue what it is.

I will say that there are some things that I truly want to see in this atrocity. I want absolute protection for people from their insurance company so that they can't be cancelled because they got sick. I want health insurance to be portable not just from job to job but from state to state as well. I want everybody to help pay for it and I do mean everybody. I want an affordable option for people that don't get insurance from their employer. I want the first subscribers to be all of Congress, the President, and all federal employees.

That being said, here is what I DO NOT WANT to see. Tax dollars paying for abortions. tax dollars paying for illegal aliens health care. As a matter of fact, unless it is a life-threatening emergency, I think that they should be turned away from our Er's(which if you didn't know, is their primary care provider and they never ever pay the bill for it). The provision protecting the so called Cadillac plans of the unions better not be in their (it will be). Death panels (they'll be there too in the form of a bureaucracy that will decide the best level of care for you). Only time will tell but I am willing to bet very few people are going to be happy with this boondoggle.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

Monday, March 15, 2010

I am coming back

I have been extremely busy and had to make some choices to free up time. Regular new posts will be resuming shortly. Stay tuned.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hitler Finds Out Scott Brown Won Massachusetts Senate Seat


Senator Brown

No matter how the left tries to spin it, a Republican winning a senate seat in a solidly democratic state has got to be seen as a referendum on Pres. Obama's and the Dem controlled Congress's agenda. It seems people are coming to their senses and have finally taken notice of the fact that every single metric you can measure America by has gotten dramatically worse since Obama took office a year ago.

In a liberal democratic utopia like Taxachusetts, Massofhalfwits, Massachusetts, whichever name you prefer, the voters have spoken. They want our leaders to listen to our opinion. They want the Congresscritters to know they can be fired. I am glad of it. For far too long, said politicians have ignored our voice. I mean that on both sides of the aisle. When the overwhelming majority of us are against Obamacare and yet they still ram it through just amazes me. What did those goofballs think was going to happen? Did they think the rest of America was like Luzerne County where we just keep re-electing the same crooks and scumbags regardless of their actions?

I am genuinely curious to see if our reps in DC have paid attention to the message that was sent in Mass. Did Commander Carney get that message 5 by 5? Casey? Kanjo? I bet all of them that have been rubber stamping everything Obama has suggested will be heading for the hills and turning their backs on Obama. They certainly will if they hope to be retained. Only time will tell but this November is going to be very interesting!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Moon Lake Park

While it is not news that the county commissioners have decided to eliminate all funding for the park, the rumor I have heard is.

It appears the county wants to sell the park to an undisclosed developer. To facilitate this, the funding needed to be eliminated so that the park would fall into total disrepair and just become a mill stone to be cast away. I truly hope that isn't the case but it sure seems like it is. If I'm not mistaken, the entire budget for the park is only a few hundred thousand dollars. Why not trim 7 of the no-show jobs in the county instead??? I can understand if they are just waiting for those people to be picked up in the federal probe but why shut down the park? It does not compute unless there is another reason.

I have written some not very flattering things about Mr. Madrack, the cat that runs Moon Lake, but that doesn't equal me wanting the park closed and I certainly don't want to see it sold for a pittance to a very connected (to the dems under the dome) developer. The county has said they'd like to find somebody to lease the park and charge people to go there to try to recoup their money. The problem there is that the park doesn't get a lot of traffic so no sane businessman will do that.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

2 More Democrat Senators on the way out

Sens. Chris Dodd and Byron Dorgan have seen the writing on the wall and have decided to retire rather than face stunning defeat in their re-election races. I say good riddance. In Dodd's case, he can certainly take a large share of blame for the current financial crisis.

I find it hilarious that these two Douchebags know that because of what they did and their party is doing that they cannot possibly hope to win!!! Keep up the good work Pres. Obama and pretty soon you'll have cleaned out the majority of the dems in congress!!