Showing posts from September 11, 2011

Grab Life By The Balls

Shamelessly swiped from Mr. Campbell. Garcia.

Several Places Now Reporting That Solyndra May Have Received a Second Loan

Wow. This Solyndra story just gets more interesting all the time. Now some places are speculating that Solyndra may have gotten a second loan pay off from the government for 469 million which now equals 1 billion dollars. Lost. Government and Obama not talking. Not surprised. More wow. Skip to the bottom to save time.

NFL Now To Begin Searching Fans; Will Too Much Ever Be Enough For the Statists? Do We Care About the Fourth Amendment or Should We Just Roll Over As Usual?

With due respect to the memory of Osama Bin Laden, the NFL has now asked professional football teams to conduct pat down searches of people attending a football game. Terry v. Ohio was the Supreme Court case in which the court ruled that the police have the right to pat someone down for weapons in the interest of safety. The case hung on the issue of the 4th amendment and the people's right not to be subjected to unreasonable searches.  Terry v. Ohio did not require probable cause but it did require a "reasonable suspicion" on the part of police. Now apparently, we have converted the United States into a full blown police state wherein any fearful owner/risk manager on advice of a starving attorney with an over active imagination- can require us to turn in our civil rights. We are now subjected to the whims of

The Solyndra Cover Up Begins In Earnest, Which Begs the Question, Can We Safely Assume That Ducks Have Water Tight Anuses?*

* Anuses is really a word. I changed the word assholes to reflect the new sensitive family programming here at Frankenstein Government. Late last night I saw this article on Yahoo. It is about Solyndra. No where in this article does it mention George Kaiser, billionaire campaign bundler and personal campaign contributor to Obama. It does not mention that Kaiser owns Solyndra through a shell corporation of his, Argonaut Ventures. Should I be amazed? The crony capitalists, the media, the government, it's all one big orgy and you aren't invited. Check this statement out. You just know this is complete bullshit. This is a President who involves himself in everything. From beer summits, to canning Inspector Generals, to canning GM executives like Rick Wagoner. This is a President who can't keep out of anything. And you want me to believe that a billionaire Obama campaign contributor and bundler, a g

What the Hell Is Going On With This Stock Market?

If you think Wall Street and our stock market are detached from reality...congratulations. In my 50 years, 30 years trading experience, I have never seen anything like this. We have record numbers of people on food stamps (46 million) our debt levels are the 2nd highest ever and closing in on WWII numbers. We have lost at least 15.4 million jobs which are not coming back. See today's report here. Inflation has picked up and the Euro and at least 5 European countries are on the verge of collapse. Our trade deficits are horrible. And our market is rallying?? More good news. What we are seeing is absolutely unprecedented. We have a sick stock market distorted by the FED, it's member banks buying equities with free money, and QE3 coming soon. I really don't think it's short cov

This Story Leaves Me Speechless

This ain't the America of my youth. The America where we took responsibility for our actions. This story is so wrong on so many fronts- that I think I could write a mini-series about it. Years ago, reporters asked me what was the single biggest problem facing our city. It was true in small town America and it is true everywhere else in America. We have a sociopathic need to blame everything and everybody else for our decisions and actions. When we don't like how our choices turn out- we find a thieving lawyer, agree to a contingency- and sue. People absolutely refuse to take responsibility for their actions. And there is an army of like minded people more than willing to enable them and profit from them. Starving lawyers are motivated lawyers. We are circling the drain. Proof here.

The Airport Shuttle Indicator and Moonbat Suicide

Yesterday in Reno, I had the good fortune to find a shuttle driver who agreed to drive me to the airport. He was a young man, maybe 30, and hispanic. We were alone. He had no idea that I was a world famous blogger testing a theory. That theory is based on President Obama's falling polls. The blacks are still giving Obama an 80% approval rate but among hispanics and voters under 30, Obama's numbers are falling like a rock. So it was- my shuttle driver claimed membership in the latter two groups. I asked him a simple question- about jobs in Reno. From that moment- it was on like donkey kong. Initially, I think my guy was an Obama fan. He blamed all of the problems in the U.S. on anything but Obama. Then he started talking about the new jobs bill. He said if they would just pass it- everything would be ok. I asked him, "you mean like the last one, the one where they spent nearly a trillion dollars and our economy got even worse, and people stole stimulus money?" Plac

Flaming Bags of Poo

There are two urban legends I heard about when I was a kid. One was about the boy who got his eye put out by a BB gun. Nobody knew who that kid was. That did not stop mothers everywhere from repeating that story. In fact, before you left the hospital with your newborn son- the nurses were required to issue the BB gun warning to new mothers. So it was that about ten years ago, in a bar in Jerome, Idaho, I met the guy. He swore to me that a BB put out his left eye. Lacking a polygraph or any other means of corroboration like a branding iron, I was forced to accept his account. Thus in my mind, that legend was proven true. The second urban legend is the one where the kids place a pile of dogshit in a bag, put the bag on some rube's porch, and light it on fire. The homeowner comes out, sees the fire, and puts it out by stomping on the bag and getting dogshit everywhere. That is the story, the legend.  I must have heard that fable at least 20 times. Nobody has ever met the man who sto

Now Apparently The Nutters Must Define Things In Terms Of "Teachable Moments" For Those of Us With Poor Reading Comprehension And Who Lack Their Inherent Genius

Today, I was reading a story about a 101 year old Detroit woman who had been evicted from her home. The part that caught my attention was that she had lived in the home for six decades. Sixty years ago, houses were selling for chump change. I can't imagine owning a 10,000 dollar home bought sometime in the 50's, making payments for 60 years, and now owing 80,000 on it. This despite those banker shylocks and compounding interest. So the joint must have been refinanced, gawd knows how many times. Then at the end of the article I have to read about "teachable moments." I find that phrase less than clever, condescending, and I am sick of hearing it- like a cliche'. So I look up the cliche's recent renaissance. Of course. We are the smart ones, we must teach you to be like us. Gawd I hate lefties. Main article: Henry Louis Gates arrest controversy Professor Henry Louis Gates In

Solargate Now Expanding

Investigation reveals that Solyndra produced no viable product, 1100 employees concur,  and the White House knew that- yet gave them 535 million dollars anyway. This Solyndra thing is getting mighty interesting. We are beginning to see how Obama pays off his supporters with tax money. Thanks to Doug Ross.

The Creature From Jekyll Island

In 1984, I took a severe brow beating from a lawyer. He was a prosecutor and one of the most supremely arrogant men I have ever met. I was just an angry and frustrated young cop. It wasn't that he was wrong, it was his condescending delivery littered with insults that enabled me to pin my blue ribbon ass hole award on him. Today, that conversation might end differently. I was young and had plenty of restraint and patience back then. Unfortunately, since that time, I have used up all of my remaining supplies of those virtues. I will say this. That man taught me a very important lesson. I owe him. Don't get mad, get better. During my second year of public writing (blogging) I had written a piece on the national debt. It was 2006 and little did I know that our debt which was growing was about to go supernova. A reader schooled me on the FED and the creation of money. I simply didn't have the knowledge I needed to mount even a half-ass defense. I was embarrassed. My ignoran

* Updated Former NYPD Cop Detained By TSA in Kansas City, Details About Alleged Device He Was Carrying Not Forthcoming

Yesterday, I told you about the poor sap that got detained trying to board a Southwest Airlines flight in Kansas City. Part of the nationwide fear mongering. Today, I tried to find some follow up info on the alleged "device" he was carrying. Nothing. I can't find out his name, what he was carrying, or whether he is in custody or not.  The reason I can't find any of this "public information" out is because TSA doesn't want to give any of that info out. The man carrying the device once worked for NYPD. At worst- he is some mentally ill guy screwing around with TSA. At best, maybe TSA used high pressure water to open a metronome or some shit. Who knows? The FBI and the Airport Manager haven't said anything. You get this feeling that they all just want this to go away. Here's what they said about the guy... Airport spokesman Joe McBride said the airport had hei

Obama Has Another Job Creation Dream, You Gotta Be Asleep to Believe It

If you are reading this, I am assuming that you have survived all of the dirty bombs and weird acting people trying to hi-jack planes yesterday. Thankfully, the government was on the job and saved us- once again. Late last week, Obama gave us his "jobs" speech. It was only days before, as Obama steadied himself over a left to right breaking knee knocker for bogey, that he realized we have an employment problem in this country. Now suddenly, three years into his term, Obama has declared this whole lack of jobs thing- a dire emergency. We must pass his half trillion jobs bill, chop chop. Here is the campaign version of the speech. A 42 second recap. It's ok to pass on this speech. Trust me- there will be others. I think what you will see is a President who is frustrated with all of those mean people in the House. Imagine how you would feel if you alone were chosen to lead the country and you were obstructed. Stymied by a bunch of half witted, no accounts. All of that

The Fear Mongering Continues

It was predictable. The 9/11 "something terrible is gonna happen" 10 year anniversary is here. I read all of the various BS propaganda about dirty bombs this week. The issued warnings. Nothing so far. Can people get their hands on spent nuclear fuel? Well now that Iran is actively engaged in nuclear programs-the odds are better. At any rate... So now that those claims haven't panned out, they are going to make a big deal out of some poor sap in Kansas City. I can't wait to see the "suspicious items" this guy had. Like anybody in the free world doesn't know about airport security. Can't wait to see what this guy was carrying. Let's see if they give us some follow up info. Now I've been reading that the "terrorists" are going to wait a couple of weeks. When we least expect it and aren't so vigilant. Fear mongering is a win-win for everyone. Th

World Renown For Retreating at the First Sign of Danger*, France Moves to Ban The Sales of Gold and Silver With Cash

*A French Canadian reader didn't like my original title too much, so I had to modify it a bit in the interests of diplomacy. Hell, I might have to evacuate to Canada or France. I can't have these guys mentioning that I called them something akin to a substance commonly found on the floor of a chicken coop. My apologies. Have the French simply given up? Freedom must seem like an illusion over there.  Wow. I cannot believe I did not hear about this sooner. I am going to have to fact check this. Let me explain a little something. Central bankers and governments hate gold and silver. The government and banker class support the unlimited and widespread use of their worthless fiat currencies because they can control the quantity.

This Is How A Libertarian Thinks

Moonbats think about government planning and compliance. Liberals think it's perfectly acceptable to stick their opinions and laws up our ass- once in awhile a Libertarian sticks a boot up their ass. Like this. Worth the watch. Thanks to...Fighting in the Shade!

De-Constructing Bin Laden

Like just about everyone, I remember precisely where I was- watching one smoldering tower on TV as we watched that second plane fly into the World Trade Center. The word "shocked" cannot describe how I felt. How we all felt that morning. People dying in horrific ways. You know those details. It was a Tuesday. City staff meeting at 1030 MST. That was all we talked about. These are some observations I have made over the past ten years. They are opinions and you may agree or disagree with them. Things I have gathered along the way. I'm going to bounce around a bit...please forgive me. My anger and initial thoughts were directed at our country- a country that armed a lunatic like Bin Laden. Bin Laden was our buddy as long as he was busy killing Russians in Afghanistan. After that war was over, Bin Laden turned his sights on us. We had a couple of chances to nab the guy but we didn't. I get a little angry thinking about that failure of President Clinton's. I ofte