Showing posts from March 18, 2012

"I Got Corzined!"

When I was a kid we had a term for buggery. It started with the word "corn" and ended with the verb past tense, "holed." One of the greatest defenses ever mounted by a defense attorney involved the use of a sodomy dog. The lawyer was defending a search of a client's residence wherein cops were searching for stolen property yet brought in a drug dog and subsequently busted his client for drug possession. The defense attorney took exception to the manner in which police conducted the search. What happened  next was called the sodomy dog defense. The defense attorney argued that eventually law enforcement would start training dogs to detect sodomy which is still a felony here. They would simply walk up and down city streets until the dog detected and indicated sodomy coming from your house. Police would then enter your house under the emergency pretense of preventing the crime of sodomy, and finding none of course, would seize your dope instead and haul you off t

Moonbats Rejoice! Collecting Rainwater Becoming Illegal

Oh the statists and the moonbats will be happy. We can never have enough laws to satiate the nanny state. Or enough money to pay for the enforcement and prosecution of these felons. They can have my rainwater after I have used it once. Ha! On a reader tip.

Welcome To Recovery Friday!

The minister of propaganda President believes he is entitled to another term for engineering the big job recovery. The problem with the big job recovery is that nobody can find the big job recovery. It surely isn't showing up in tax receipts which through Feb.- are down 9 billion year over year. It surely isn't showing up in the 1.2 million people that have simply quit looking for work. And oddly enough, those people making a gross 1280 a month cannot qualify for a housing payment with taxes and insurance on anything except a yurt by the river. Quality jobs. With two breaks and some free fries. Behold, more recovery proof here.

An Agnostic Is Just Another Word For A Chicken Shit Atheist

The beauty of having your own blog is that you can write anything you want. Originally, I entitled this piece, "The Least Improved Human Being." Who wants to win that award? We are all on some sort of journey. Intuitively, I believe that our lives have some sense of purpose. I do not believe like many of my moonbat friends, that we crawled out of swamps in some random cosmic event. Sometimes when the moonbats call me a kook for my beliefs...I counter with this. Do this and you will shut them down. Suggest the following when under attack by the agnostics and atheists in your life. Tell them to strip all of their clothes off, stand in front of a full length mirror and say out loud, "This is the greatest power in the universe." And then laugh like a hyena at the ridiculousness of that statement. So years ago, I am doing the cop thing. I had a fellow cop who really didn't like me much. That was a total mystery to me back then but not such a mystery to me now

Happy Birthday Mamacita!

A few years ago, probably aided with a complete and utter pre occupation with self and/or a healthy hangover, I forgot my mother's birthday. That has only happened once. I cannot disclose the mechanism of injury which has ensured that I will never again miss that day while dwelling topside on rare earth. Happy Birthday mom. We both know that I love you more than your other children. Remember, it is ok to reflect that special bond we share when you hand out the Christmas cards again this year. *wink ((hugs))

Time in a Bottle

It was like climbing in a Delorean. A time machine. "When Overachievers Divorce." I couldn't pass this one up. The title just oozes ego. And that of course reeled me in. Here then is the link... It is written by a gal named Emma Wilhelm. Here is my quantitative analysis of that piece as written by Emma. The piece I suppose, offers the premise that overachievers simply cannot tolerate anyone who fails to meet their high standards of achievement. It forces them to get divorced. Makes them victims. These are Emma's friends. Let me tell you about them. First there is "Erika." Soon to be medical professional, genius. She married a loser, a man lacking her profound sense of achievement. This was something she simply could not live with- thus she was "forced" to get a divorce. Next up, Jolene. Jolene is another overachieving woman. Rather than focus on her ex- an

The Pigeons Have Landed

This rant du jour is about crony capitalism. I can think of no better example of crony capitalism than General Electric and their flock of pigeons- often and euphemistically labeled as media. I believe in conspiracies in the same sense that I believe like minded individuals are motivated by  common fears. Think of a school of fish avoiding a predator or better yet, a flock of pigeons all trained in some Pavlovian experiment conducted by old people in parks each day. Waiting for their handouts. Fluttering about as some new and unknown walker enters their field of view. Suckers in the gambling world are called "pigeons." Pigeons are an excellent metaphor for so many predictable and cowardly things. Today's piece took a little work. It was spawned by a ridiculous story I read yesterday- a type of story that the Obama minions generate. Unfortunately, or fortunately as the case may be, I forgot to book mark it. It was a mainstream media account that concluded that the &q

Trade With Ya!

I want the Duke back. I'll trade for anything on television today.

Is Bernanke a Complete Idiot With a Perfect SAT Score?

Quite possibly- the world's most intelligent idiot- is Ben "Shalom" Bernanke. Bernanke is a scholar with a perfect SAT score. His credentials are impeccable. Unfortunately, confined within that monstrous ego of Bernanke's is the inability to be rigorously honest or to contemplate the possibility that he might be wrong about a few things. That's the problem with being a co-opted central banker. You desperately want people to use your worthless fiat currency. You are then forced to find some method of convincing intelligent people that you are right and they are wrong. You can't strip people of their wealth if they abandon your inflated and worthless currency for real money. Gold and silver. A few of us get that. Like Ron Paul. I loved that article. The great Bernank says, "there isn't enough gold in the world to adopt a gold standard" as though a

The "Dirty Thirty" Pay No Taxes

These thirty corporations not only have vast profits- they don't pay taxes. Instead they have collected 68 billion dollars in refunds over the past couple of years.. How do they do this? Well, by buying powerful politicians to block tax changes, that's how. More at the link.

The Zombie Stock Market De-Mystified*Updated

Every once in awhile, somebody gets a hold of me and says "If the economy sucks so bad, why is the stock market going up?" That is a fair question but it's not a question with a simple answer. If I were forced to give a simple answer it would be, "Primary dealers and free money from the FED have driven it higher. Retail investors, guys like me, have left in the millions." So I am writing this piece for my investing friend, Pat. I am writing this for everyone puzzled by a rapidly inflating and deteriorating economy and a zombie stock market that only goes up. Many people are puzzled by this anomaly. So I am going to try and keep this explanation very simple while touching on and defining a couple of critical elements that I only have a rudimentary understanding of. During my lifetime, until the repeal of the Glass Steagall Act in 1999, the stock market behaved in a predictable fashion. Retail investors, hedge funds, mutual fund managers, public fund managers,

The Real and Destructive Intent of Barack Obama

In my two and a half decades as a police officer, I had one tool that rarely if ever, failed me as long as I looked for it. That tool was a common element of the law. We call it intent. Intent is an element of many- if not most- criminal offenses. Sometimes it is very difficult to prove intent. Proving intent can be especially difficult when your target is well versed in criminal law. This is that loophole in the law that many criminal defense attorneys, and civil attorneys for that matter, point their clients through. I often tried to identify and resolve the intent of individuals when solving crimes, measuring what people said to me, or even in settling disputes. What was this person's intent? I am sure that more than a few of you have heard about cops and their "gut instincts." Let me give you an example of what a gut instinct can be. A gut instinct occurs when a veteran cop or just an astute cop makes an observation about someone or something that deviates from

The Warning Bell Tolls On the USS Debt Titanic

I can hear that bell a ringin'. How long will it be until the USS Debt Titanic slips below the waves? By my 'ciphering, we are past the mathematical zenith of our national debt trajectory. The question of collapse is no longer "if" in my mind, it is simply a matter of when. You do not have to be a mathematical genius to see this. We simply do not have the capacity to dig ourselves out of this mess like we have in the past. The difference this time is that we have lost as many as 30 million taxpaying jobs in the past 10-15 years. Remaining jobs are paying squat. Inflation is kicking all of our collective asses irrespective of those fraudulent numbers our government puts out. Those numbers exclude food and energy, they exclude rising taxes, they exclude rising rents and insurance, and they exclude dwindling salaries or excess capital which people are now using to pay for their own health care needs (which are also rising) in between bankruptcies. This facade of an e

New Apple CEO Wastes Little Time Unloading Apple's Cash Hoard

I have a few Apple products. Two laptops, an Ipod, and a Bose player. I have an Ipod connection in my car. The Ipod was a beautiful creation. All that music in one very small place. I love Apple products. My computers cannot get viruses and they are easier to use. The Ipod is a fantastic device. I think the Iphone is as well but I don't have one. I simply refuse to pay monthly phone bills in excess of 100 bucks. Data is what my computer uses. The Iphone and it's Droid cousins bother me. I am sick of seeing people preoccupied with their phones. It's like a grown up kid freak show. I was at dinner over the weekend and watched 3 young adults at one table, none of them talking to each other, all hunched over their phones like they wanted to be somewhere else.  Virtually every retirement fund, mutual fund, and high flying money manager owns Apple stock. It has been the darling of Wall Street. Apple is what America was. The capital appreciation in this stock has been outsta

Kill Only the Ones That Need Killing

You screwed up Sgt. Bales. You killed people who didn't need killing. The really terrible part about war is that a lot of people who shouldn't die do. They have cutesy little names for these unintended deaths which are blamed on things like friendly fire or collateral damage.  For a country that is terribly offended at the possibility that an innocent person on death row might be executed, we certainly seem ok tolerating hundred and thousands of innocent deaths with every new "conflict" we engage in. Maybe we just don't mind killing as long as it's not us getting killed.  You might even get the idea that Americans like war and killing. We seem to do a lot of it. It's hard to imagine a country that does as much killing as we do- claiming that we don't really like war and killing. Clearly the facts don't support that assertion. Maybe we enjoy the martyr role. The ability to say it's our job to police the world. I don't know for sure.