Courtesy of our good friends at Rock The Facts:
I hope you all had a truly wonderful Christmas!
Courtesy of our good friends at Rock The Facts:
I hope you all had a truly wonderful Christmas!
This has to be a first! CNN recently conducted a public opinion poll to determine the top three dirtiest, most corrupt, most scandalous politicians of 2008, and surprise surprise! They’re all Democrats!
Although, strangely enough, I didn’t hear about this from CNN. No, it took an affiliate of NBC in Chicago to break the news. *gasp* You mean, CNN might just be going out of their way to avoid tainting public opinion of their beloved Democrats?! Color me shocked!
So despite CNN’s bias, what did their own poll have to say about the most corrupt politicians of 2008? Let’s find out!
With 19% of the vote, former presidential candidate John Edwards is awarded the bronze medal! He admitted in August that he had cheated on his cancer-stricken wife with former campaign staffer – and certified holistic nutjob – Rielle Hunter. He’s still denying he fathered a love child with the “Being is Free” crazy chick, even though we’re pretty much entirely certain that, yeah, there’s another John Jr hanging around in a gratis love shack with the baby mama.
But perhaps more disturbing than the affair is the fact that the mainstream media took their sweet time in releasing the story. Yup, that’s right, yet again the msm bent over backwards for their beloved Democrats and did absolutely everything they possibly could to bury the story, for fear that some of the bad press might hinder Obama’s chances at the presidency. Eighteen months after the story first broke in the Enquirer (you know, that bastion of hard-hitting journalism), the msm were forced to finally open their mouths when Edwards was caught red handed sneaking out of a hotel in Beverly Hills, where he’d just met up with Rielle in an attempt to allegedly shut her up. Cause, you know, nothing says “Unbiased Journalism” like sitting on a red hot juicy story of corruption for over a year! So I’d say the MSM definitely deserves a special honorable mention for making this bronze medal all the more interesting and that much more damning.
Coming in at number two with 23% of the vote is New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who despite pledging to take down prostitution, ended up getting down with a prostitute instead. He was forced to step down in March after being busted, yet somehow, prosecutors will not be filing criminal charges against him. Anybody else just a tad bit disappointed with that? Cause gee, last I checked, prostitution was a crime and – at least as far as I’m aware – politicians aren’t immune from prosecution for such things.
So with all that delicious corruption on both sides of the podium, who deserves the top spot? That honor has been reserved for Governor Rod Blagojevich! (big surprise) As the scandal keeps spreading like a virus from the Illinois Governor’s office, slowly creeping out and infecting more and more people throughout the Democratic party, it’s easy to see why Rod deserves such a prestigious honor. The details get juicier and juicier every day, and as more names are added to this scarlet list of dirty dems, we can all sit back and giggle as the msm continues to taint their reputations as they repeatedly bend over backwards in an effort to keep the rest of us in the dark as to just how widespread this scandal really is. Now with word of a scandal brewing around New Mexico’s Democrat Governor Bill Richardson, there may be even more Democrats to add to that list come next year!
Gee, you’d think after the whole Edwards thing the msm would realize that Joe Q. Public is just a bit smarter than they give ‘em credit for? Naah, they can keep believing that we’re sheep, but by the time the next election rolls around, won’t they be surprised! They should know by now, thanks to their very own polling, that we’re at long last waking up, both to the corruption that’s running rampant in the Democratic party and the ridiculous elitist lap dogs of the Left that currently run the mainstream media. They may not have released their polling data, but sure enough, we still know about it.
Keep your eyes and ears open, people, cause more and more are waking up each and every day.
It can often become overwhelming, listening to all the incessant screams of the pacifist Left, as they rail against every little thing, constantly casting President Bush as a Hitler-type, calling him the worst president ever, and always chiming in at every possible second trying to convince us that every single move made in the war on terror has been an unbelievable mistake. When the opposition displays such a crazed, unending, berserk desire to rip someone to shreds, I can’t help but wonder what has caused such blinding hatred, such ridiculous zealotry, that someone could lose their entire sense of reason, leaving them incapable of rationally evaluating both the bad and the good. When someone is that drastic with their hatred, so over the top with their constant clamoring, I tend to tune them out. Because if someone is completely incapable of finding anything positive at all in such a complex situation, I’m more inclined to believe their mind has been closed by a wealth of preconceived prejudices.
It seems our world has been overwhelmed by such people. So many have been so brainwashed into such behavior that it can become downright impossible to try to look at the war on terror from an unbiased, purely subjective point of view. But when our world loses its objectivity, we’re going to sink into an even bigger pit than we already find ourselves in.
Considering all of this, imagine my surprise when I came across this article from – of all places – a British newspaper. It seems to be striving to regain at least a semblance of objectivity, taking a look at the war on terror and President Bush’s place in it from a more historical perspective, removed from the rabid clamoring of the Left as it has been desperately clawing at power for eight straight years. The article is well worth a read, as it is a single meek voice of reason trying to stand up against a sea of venomous screamers.
Never the less, its words must not be taken as scripture; objectivity must never be cast aside, of course. But still, it’s at the very least a refreshingly different tone from a surprisingly different point of view.
Click here to check it out.
Hehe, so this kind of reminds me of that story I once heard of the soldier who had his photo taken with Hillary Clinton, but ended up flashing a hand gesture that was military code for “I’m under duress”. I guess these particular soldiers had heard about Obama snubbing their fellow uniformed men and women during his other various trips abroad. Check it out, courtesy Gateway Pundit:
President-elect Obama stopped by the Marine Corps base in Hawaii Kaneche Bay where servicemen and -women were eating Christmas dinner in Kailua Thursday evening.
“Just wanted to say hi, hey guys,” Obama said as he walked into the Anderson dining hall which was decked out in Christmas decorations.
The diners represented seven military units — Marine and Navy — some of whom were joined by their families for Christmas dinner.
As Obama entered the room, it was absent of the regular fanfare of cheering and clapping. The diners were polite, staying seated at their respective tables and waited for the president-elect to come to them to stand up.
Awesome! Very well done, soldiers, and Merry Christmas to you too! I am kinda sorry your Christmas dinner was crashed, though. I hope Santa was at least extra kind to you to make up for it.
Oh, Britain, Britain, Britain… when did you decide to jump in bed with Islam? And like most one night stands, how can you possibly expect anything good to come of it?
This doesn’t even sound real as I type it, but the UK’s Channel 4 has announced that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will deliver their annual Christmas address this year. For quite a long time now, Channel 4 has relished in choosing a somewhat controversial alternative to the annual Queen’s Christmas address, delivered every year on Christmas day by the BBC. But no previous year possibly compares to the choice for 2008, and no previous choice seems so outlandishly stupid. Because hey, nothing portrays the spirit of Christmas quite like a Muslim leader raving about how much he wishes he could exterminate the Jews, right?
But of course, none of that was quite as disturbing as the tease that was given about what Ahmadinejad will be discussing this Christmas. What’s his message going to be? According to the AP, “In his message, Ahmadinejad says that if Jesus was alive in modern society he would likely fight to reform the world’s economic and political systems.”
Yes, Mahmoud, and if Christ were alive today, I think you might want to be just a tad bit concerned, given all the things you’ve said about His Chosen People. Remember, Christ may have been truly peace loving, but never forget the money changers He threw out of the temple; there is such a thing as righteous indignation, and since there was none more righteous than He, the indignation can be truly terrible and truly justified.
But more importantly than that, how dare he preach to us about our Lord on our high holy day! What do you think the outrage would be if a Christian went to Mecca on Eid ul-Adha to preach to all of Islam about what the Prophet Muhammed would have to say if he were alive today? Somehow I doubt all we would be met with was a barrage of angry blog entries. No, there would be blood running in the streets; our streets, our blood.
I sincerely hope that the UK will wake up to what their multi-cultural, politically correct, and ultimately naive atmosphere has done to the rest of the West. By allowing monsters such as Ahmadinejad into your country, into your homes, into your very way of life, you are giving terrorism a foothold in the west. You’re giving them precisely what they desire, everything they need to wipe every last infidel off the face of this Earth, i.e. you, me, and everyone else who isn’t a Muslim. Or have you not noticed that so many terrorists have been born and raised right in your own British backyard?
Wake up to what you’re doing to all of us. And on Christmas no less.
Merry Christmas, everybody.
My friend Robert over at POW in CA has written a brilliant post about the history of General Eric Shinseki, whom Obama has recently named as the new Secretary of Veteran Affairs. The post itself is a bit long, but believe me, it’s worth it. Aside from doing a brilliant job outlining the ludicrous nature of this appointment, toward the end of the post, Robert does a brilliant job of outlining just a few remarkable liberal lies surrounding this man’s career. As a side now, please also pay special attention to the information provided about how extensively President Clinton gutted our military during the 1990s. That’s something I wish more Americans were familiar with.
So what are you waiting for? Check it out!
Obama’s been talking lately about a $1 trillion stimulus package. But he’s not the only Democrat who’s been throwing that number around willy-nilly all over the place lately. Therefore I think it would be nice if we could put that number in perspective for those of us who don’t have an inflated sense of excessive spending. For that, I turn to a lovely paragraph put together by Glenn Beck, which a friend of mine was kind enough to forward. Read it, it’s certainly worth it, cause if we don’t keep in mind just how insanely huge $1 trillion dollars really is, apparently our representatives won’t either.
Let me give you a handle on how big $1 trillion is. NASA has a budget. You know the people, they send up space planes and the space station and all the satellites and everything else that NASA does? NASA’s budget is $17 billion. The post office’s budget is $34 billion. The Department of Labor is 10, EPA is 7. Treasury, well, this has got to go up. Can you check on this, Joe? It’s only $12 billion, but they’ve got to be spending a lot more on ink and paper right now. Treasury department is $12 billion. Department of Energy is $24 billion. The Department of Transportation is $12 billion. Justice is $20 billion. Agriculture is $20 billion. Department of Interior is $10 billion. Department of Homeland Security is $120 billion. That’s $286 billion for all of those: NASA, post office, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Labor, EPA, Department of Treasury, Department of Energy, transportation, justice, agriculture, and interior, $286 billion. Obama wants a $1 trillion stimulus package. By the way, if you add in the defense budget, the Department of Defense budget for 2009 is $515 billion. Half a trillion dollars. Add that to all of the other departments I just gave you, that’s $801 billion. You still have $200 billion left before you reach the new Democratic stimulus package of $1 trillion.
That puts it in perspective, doesn’t it? Lastly, let me just add one final thought; with all of the other problems that our federal government has chosen to simply thrown money at, how many of those problems have actually been solved by that course of action? Education? Poverty? Foreign Policy? Anything?
This is absolutely insane! When this planet is already well on its way to a serious global food shortage, what should we do? According to our beloved federal government, we should start taxing cows and pigs for daring to fart! Doesn’t that make oh so much sense to you
Well that’s exactly what the EPA wants to do. They claim that the methane gas released when a cow or pig toots is causing irreparable harm to our ecosystem. But rather than doing something constructive – like trying to work diplomatically with real enviro-offenders like China, India, Mexico, etc – we’re instead going to damage our own country, our own farmers, our own citizens, and our own economy by placing taxes on cow fluffs!
The plan involves taxing literally every single cow and pig simply for existing, breathing, and breaking wind. According to the American Farm Bureau, the proposed taxes and fees would mean annual assessments of $175 for each dairy cow, $87.50 for each head of beef cattle, and $20 for each hog.
Do you realize how much cattle we have in this country? Well I’ll tell you. According to the US Department of Agriculture, we have 104.3 million head of cattle. Let’s figure out how much money would come from those taxes, shall we? (I’m not a math whiz, and in fact I’m dyscalculic [I'm dyslexic with numbers], so if someone finds my arithmetic lacking, please let me know!)
Let’s assume that the 104.3 million head of cattle are evenly split between dairy and beef cattle. With dairy being taxed at $175 per head and beef cattle at $87.50, that makes the average tax per head $131.25. So, 104.3 million times $131.25 equals a grand whopping total of $13,689,375,000!
Maybe that’s what global warming hysterics think of when they hear “cash cow”, but that money’s going to come from somewhere. Where is it ultimately going to come from? From us, straight from our pockets. All of that money, each and every penny of it, will come out of our wallets in the form of drastically increased prices for everything that has anything to do with cattle or pigs. And believe me, that’s a LOT of food! Prices will be skyrocketing on more foods than most people would even realize. All those dairy products, all that beef, all your beloved bacon, anything that contains things like “milk powder”, all of it will become far more expensive than you could ever imagine.
What will this really accomplish? Will we really be saving our environment? Nope! We’ll just be shutting down even more of our farms, reducing our country’s ability to produce its own food, making our entire nation even more dependent on other countries, and putting unbelievable financial burdens on our already struggling citizens. No one in this country would find themselves untouched by this ridiculous, harmful, and ultimately useless tax. $13,689,375,000 is a lot of money. It has to come from somewhere, and that somewhere is you. We won’t even be able to afford the cheese those cows keep on cutting!
Now I’m the first to raise my hand and say that we have all gone too far astray from the farming policies that made this country great. What we’ve done to our cattle and our pigs is atrocious. It’s certainly not healthy to warehouse them the way we have been. The quality of our meat has gone down, family farms have all but disappeared, and livestock requires more and more antibiotics, hormones, & drugs just to keep them alive long enough to slaughter them. Honestly, when a cow gets so sick from the way its bred and raised that it’s dying of massive stomach ulcers from the moment its born, I find it hard to believe that eating that meat is any good for you at all.
But is this a matter for the EPA? Will the EPA solve these problems via their ludicrous new taxes? I hardly think so! But what’s worse is they aren’t even trying to solve these problems with their proposed tax! Not even close! They’re trying to blame cow farts for what they believe to be the cause behind global warming. Never mind the fact that even scientists can’t agree on the actual cause, but shouldn’t we start looking at China and India before we start looking at our cattle? Before we go starving our own citizens, damaging our ability to produce our own food, ravaging our agriculture and economy, and placing a damning financial burden on each and every one of us, shouldn’t we hold China and India accountable for their own destructive habits? When this stupid tax won’t even accomplish what it’s setting out to do, and furthermore will only create even bigger and more immediate crises, is it really worth it?
I certainly hope we can all stand up to the EPA and tell them to keep their damn dirty hands off our moo-cows and piggies, once and for all. We have enough problems on our hands as it is, we certainly don’t need our government to manufacture more of them for us. Just let the cows fart, people! For goodness sake, you do it too! Taxes won’t keep the cows from farting, so just let it go.
I received this funny poem from a Republican friend and I just have to share it. So with this, I’ll inaugurate my return to the blog after my little siesta from the news for the Thanksgiving holidays. Enjoy!
Election Day’s over,
The talking is done.
My party has lost,
Your party has won.
So let us be friends,
Let arguments pass.
I’ll hug my elephant,
You kiss your ass.
Hehe, hope that made you smile, no matter what party you belong to. I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things! There’s so much for me to get caught up on though… ah well. It’s at least nice to be back! I hope you all had a wonderful stress-free Thanksgiving!