The Japanese have finally replaced a Geisha Girl to bathe them… Been Seen
As seen on Crappie Raider’s blog.
This is very messed up...
There is nothing so comfortable as money, - but nothing so defiling if it be come by unworthily; nothing so comfortable, but nothing so noxious if the mind be allowed to dwell upon it constantly. If a man have enough, let him spend it freely. If he wants it, let him earn it honestly.
Huge news for real-life ray guns: Electric lasers have hit battlefield strength for the first time -- paving the way for energy weapons to go to war. Blacklisted
'MOSCOW - Russia is proposing that discussions into the possibility of creating a new world reserve currency are initiated at the upcoming G20 summit in London, a government source said on Wednesday.' RIA Novosti
China concurs, and I can’t blame them or any other fiscally responsible country. The US dollar is backed soley by confidence and trust in the US government, whose members are currently the most hypocritical, untrustworthy criminals in the world. The US dollar has become a dangerous promissory note; to China and several other countries.
has multiple implications.
A little over 2 years ago, Ron Paul wrote a short piece entitled "The World’s Reserve Currency", an easily understood explanation about the US dollar versus the Euro and international banking.
When (notice I said when and not if) the world's governments and banks choose to replace the US dollar with a different reserve currency, get ready to see dollars become as volatile as Mexican pesos, and all that implies. Stability in a currency is the only protection the world has against financial ruin.
If the US Congress approves President Obama's proposed budget, the US national debt will escalate to over $9 trillion American dollars, causing the most extreme deflation of the US dollar since continental currency.
It's a sad state of affairs in the United State when the world starts preparing for America to declare bankruptsy and hyperinflation to ensue. If this occurs, they don't want to be holding American dollars or US treasury bills; formerly, the safest place to keep one's capital holdings.
Let me continue to share my heatfelt wishs to our leaders: To the members of the US government responsible for changing the banking laws that created this economic crisis, as well as those who are currently spending us into bankrupsy, may you burn in hell for the lives you ruin; past, present and future. May God forgive you, I don't know if I can.
Washington Times Okay, you can fly this jumbo jet, but you can't carry a gun to protect the cockpit! Oh, and the money we were using to train you how to use a gun, it's going to government staff so they can inspect and investigate you. Makes me want to be a pilot!
I feel safer already!
Congress is ready to lynch those involved in bailout bonuses…even though they were given express, written permission. Reason Great op ed...
One priceless excerpt:
‘Politicians were shocked when Northern Trust hosted a client event featuring the band Earth, Wind and Fire. House Banking Committee Chairman Barney Frank and 17 other Democrats demanded that it "immediately return to the federal government the equivalent of what Northern Trust frittered away on these lavish events."
And did anyone notice that after Earth, Wind and Fire did the Northern Trust gig, it performed at a White House dinner? Why is it OK for President Obama to host "lavish events" that are financed by taxpayers but outrageous for a bank to use mostly private funds to entertain valued customers?’
Chris Dodd rolls over on the "Administration… the bonus amendment he added at the last minute... “… I did so at the request of administration officials"! Of course, he won’t say who! Bloomberg
'TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is drawing the line when it comes to bikini waxing. The state Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling is moving toward a ban on genital waxing altogether after two women reported being injured in their quest for a smooth bikini line.' Google (AP)
I received a letter this week from our federal government on Cobra health care coverage. It is the most outrageous document I have ever received.
It states, by law, that anyone involuntarily unemployed between Sept. 1, 2008, through Dec. 31, 2009 will be allowed to keep their health insurance for up to 9 months unless they find other employment that offer health insurance. I support the Cobra health insurance plan and believe it to be an asset to the unemployed American worker; how it’s carried out is another issue.
Now for the kicker! The former employer is responsible for payment of 65% of the premium, the insured is responsible for 35%. But that’s not all! Although the government will allow tax credits to the employer, this will be a huge expense to cash strapped businesses. They will probable have to dismiss more employees just to make the premium payments. A business that's operating at a loss will fold.
Did I mention this program is retroactive back through September of 2008?
This will cripple the cash flow of small business all over America. It will increase unemployment and be another stumbling block for economic recovery.
The Obama administration has proven it’s anti-free enterprise. That’s why big business is moving overseas as fast as they can.
and if you don't answer her questions, she gets loud. If you try to talk over her, she cuts your mike. It's never a good idea to call her a liar. Watch as she puts this double tounged bureaucrat in his place. Very nice...
President Obama would never use his community outreach skills to extort campaign contributions from large corporations. No way! He paid ACORN $800,000 to do it for him… Washington Times
‘The "official" program is the name of the ACORN voter-registration drives. The Obama campaign paid an ACORN affiliate group more than $800,000 for these get-out-the-vote services during the primary race, though the expenditure was initially misrepresented to the Federal Election Commission as for "sound and lighting equipment," but later corrected.
The "unofficial" program collected payments to organize protests. For example, the Service Employees International Union hired ACORN to harass the Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm. Other paid protests targeted Sherwin-Williams, H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt and Money Mart, according to the testimony.
The protests then became a way to extract corporate donations.’
She testifies on Friday. Since it's been redirected at the Obama campaign, how much media attention do think it will get?
While walking through Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, a man came upon another man hugging a tree with his ear firmly against the tree.
Seeing this he inquired, "Just out of curiosity, what the heck are you doing?"
"I'm listening to the music of the tree," the other man replied.
"You've gotta be kiddin' me."
"No, would you like to give it a try?"
Understandably curious, the man says, "Well, OK..." So he wrapped his arms around the tree & pressed his ear up against it. With this, the other guy slapped a pair of handcuffs on him, took his wallet, jewelry, car keys, then stripped him naked and left.
Two hours later another nature lover strolled by, saw this guy handcuffed to the tree stark naked, and asked, "What the heck happened to you?"
He told the guy the whole terrible story about how he got there.
When he finished telling his story, the other guy shook his head in sympathy, walked around behind him, kissed him gently behind the ear and said, "This just ain't gonna be your day..............cupcake..."
Reckless spending priorities pose threat to Texas taxpayers
By U.S. SEN. JOHN CORNYN as published in the Houston Chronicle
March 16, 2009, 3:07PM
‘Last week Congress approved the latest installment of President Obama’s reckless spending plan. The omnibus spending bill added another $410 billion to the taxpayers’ tab, just weeks after approval of a stimulus package that will cost more than $1 trillion, including interest. With this new bill, we have spent more money since Inauguration Day than we have in Iraq, in Afghanistan, and in response to Hurricane Katrina — combined.
Government is growing, but Texas taxpayers are hurting. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas estimates that our state could lose nearly 300,000 jobs this year, and that our unemployment rate could reach 8 percent. The stock market lost a quarter of its value in the first two months of this year — further eroding the pensions and savings that support seniors in their retirement. A slowing economy also defers the dreams of our young people who are entering the job market and want to start their own families.
I had hoped that President Obama would send us a budget plan that would hasten our economic recovery — and keep the promises he made last year. I appreciated his pledge to go line by line through the federal budget to eliminate wasteful spending. I welcomed his commitment to eliminate capital gains taxes for new small businesses. And I agreed that we must reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
Yet the president’s spending plan reflects far different priorities that I cannot support. Instead of eliminating wasteful spending, the omnibus bill funded 122 programs we already covered in the stimulus bill. Overall, the president’s $3.6 trillion budget will double the national debt over the next five years, and triple it over the next decade. But the biggest disappointments in his budget are the tax increases. Over the next ten years, the president will raise net taxes by $1.4 trillion, with devastating consequences for job creation and economic growth.
First, President Obama wants to raise taxes on small businesses. Small businesses create two-thirds of the new jobs in our economy, and most pay taxes on their small business income as individuals. Raising taxes on the most successful small businesses will force layoffs or reduce new investment across Texas. And President Obama has now proposed delaying the implementation of his capital gains tax pledge until 2014, while actually raising capital gains taxes over the next several years on many small businesses.
Second, President Obama wants to raise taxes on America’s energy producers. Texans understand that 90 percent of U.S. wells are operated by small and independent businesses, and these wells help reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Yet the president wants to repeal nine oil and gas tax incentives that encourage these entrepreneurs to develop America’s natural resources and create new jobs. And the impact on the consumer could be just as serious. As we witnessed last summer, higher energy costs will drive up prices at the gas pump, at the supermarket and throughout our economy.
Third, President Obama wants to raise taxes through a complicated “cap-and-trade” scheme imported from Europe. “Cap-and-trade” would hit the consumer much like an additional national sales tax on energy. This approach has failed to reduce carbon emissions overseas, but it has succeeded in raising electricity bills across the continent. I share the president’s goal of transitioning to cleaner energy technologies, but we cannot get there by increasing utility bills for every homeowner in the land.
The president’s tax-and-spend extravaganza will delay economic recovery in Texas — and make it harder to address our biggest fiscal challenge.
The federal government has made promises totaling $67 trillion to future beneficiaries of Social Security, Medicare and other entitlement programs. Instead of taking responsibility for this challenge, our government is making more promises it can’t keep, and passing on the largest debt in human history to our children and grandchildren.’
Sounds like John’s got a problem with the President’s change.
On a flight getting ready to depart for Dallas, Jack was sitting on the plane when a guy took the seat beside him. The guy was an emotional wreck, pale, hands shaking, moaning in fear.
"What's the matter?" Jack asked.
"I've been transferred to Dallas, there's crazy people there. They've got lots of shootings, gangs, race riots, drugs, poor public schools, and the highest crime rate."
Jack replied, "I've lived in Dallas all my life. It's not as bad as the media says. Find a nice home, go to work, mind your own business, enroll your kids in a nice private school. It's as safe a place as anywhere in the world."
The guy relaxed and stopped shaking and said, "Oh, thank you. I've been worried to death. But if you live there and say it's OK, I'll take your word for it. What do you do for a living?"
"Me?" said Jack. "I'm a tail gunner on a Budweiser truck.
Interesting interview with Dick Cheney Saturday, on CNN. The former US Vice President commented on several different topics. He pretty much let's the world know we are in for another terrorist attack since we have relaxed our policies on interogating terrorists. Here's what he had to say:
[On the economy] "I don't think you can blame the Bush administration for the creation of those circumstances.
We did try, earlier in the administration, to impose reforms on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and we ran into a stone wall on Capitol Hill in the form of the chairmen and -- of the Banking Committee in the House and the Senate, Barney Frank and Chris Dodd. The Democrats absolutely opposed any effort to reform those two institutions, and I think the collapse of those two institutions, as much as anything, contributed to the financial difficulties we've been living with since.
…it seems to me an administration does have an obligation to set priorities and go after that first. It also occurs to me that one of the tools that is most important to doing that is tax policy, and cutting taxes, especially for those who invest and create wealth and create jobs. That's not what we're seeing.
I was concerned when the first stimulus program wasn't put together in the administration but, rather, was something they sort of chucked up on Capitol Hill and let the Congress write that legislation which says, to me, there really isn't a coherent approach at this point to try and improve the economy.
If the system is bad, if it freezes up, the only one that can fix that is the federal government.
[On President Obama] But there's no question that what the economic circumstances that he inherited are difficult ones. You know, we said that before we left. I don't think you can blame the Bush administration for the creation of those circumstances.
He's the president of the United States. He gets to put forward the program he wants.
And, frankly, I think the programs that he has recommended and pursuing in health care, in energy, and so forth, constitute probably the biggest or one of the biggest expansions of federal authority over the private economy in the history of the republic.
And now he is making some choices that, in my mind, will, in fact, raise the risk to the American people of another attack.
When you go back to the law enforcement mode, which I sense is what they're doing, closing Guantanamo and so forth, that they are very much giving up that center of attention and focus that's required, and that concept of military threat that is essential if you're going to successfully defend the nation against further attacks.
[On Iraq] He's [President Obama] tried to, I think, keep his campaign commitments, but I do think he has modified his position some, and I think that's a plus. I think he's dealt with the people who have been in the field, who have been in charge and responsible for these policies, and, hopefully, that's had an impact on him. They are good folks.
[On Iran] Well, you've got to find ways, I think, to avoid having Iran develop an inventory of nuclear weapons. We've talked about this for years. We worked it aggressively through the international community and with a lot of our friends in Europe... The circumstances now, though, are that we still have an Iran that I believe is pursuing nuclear weapons. What they've done, I think, as best I can tell -- I'm not reading the intelligence reports anymore like I did before January -- is they produced a fair amount of low enriched uranium, the kind that you would use for a power plant. That's the hardest step to get to. Once you have got low enriched uranium, it's relatively simple to change it to highly enriched uranium, and that's the last step that's needed before you have got fissile material for a weapon. So I'm not sure exactly where they are at this point, but I am confident of what their objective is, and I don't think that's changed.
... we need to be able to go after and capture or kill those people who are trying to kill Americans. That's not a pleasant business. It's a very serious business, and I suppose sometimes people look at my demeanor and say, well, he's the Darth Vader of the administration.
[On President Bush] I supported what he did. I supported his policies. And I got to argue my case with him."
You can read the entire transcript here
People vote their paycheck. If I vote for you, what do I get in return...show me the money. I will never forget receiving a $300 stimulus check from the US Treasury, compliments of President Bush and Congress. I felt good about it, for around 10 minutes. The consequenses of his action have escalated. I believe he showed Americans that politicians can pay anyone for anything at anytime using borrowed money, funded by taxpayers. President Bush was never a fiscal conservative.
The problem with conservative politicians is they are not as popular as their liberal/progressive counterparts. They are much less dashing than political performing artists. Their campaign promises aren't as attractive. They confuse and anger people with unpopular facts along with reasonable solutions. They actually want to destroy our mortal enemies and keep American safe. They aren't very dramatic...and the harsh reality is Americans love drama.
The biggest problem with a conservative politician, especially high level positions, is they have a 98% probability of changing many of their conservative beliefs after elected into office. More than 1,100 politicians voluntarily signed a document created in 1986, the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, whereby candidates and incumbents solemnly bind themselves to oppose any and all tax increases. Recently, a few of them crawfished, including: Don Young (R-Alaska), Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, the Gang of Ten. Just because we expect politicians to not keep their promises doesn't make me hate lying any less.
Conservatives have many unpopular principles that many believe are just plain un-American. Allow me to give some examples of conservative convictions and beliefs.
HOMER, LA – After police shot and killed a 73 year old black man at his own home during a family cookout, witnesses cannot understand why they killed him.
In an interview, Homer Police Chief Russell Mills said, "If I see three or four young black men walking down the street, I have to stop them and check their names," said Mills, who is white. "I want them to be afraid every time they see the police that they might get arrested." LA Times
This man is a terrorist. He does not need to be involved in any form of law enforcement.
To properly appreciate this article, one must read all the way to the end of the story.
By Kelsey Zahourek at ATR
What happens when you pick a fight with your third largest trading partner? Anyone know the answer? Anyone? They retaliate.
And that is just what Mexico did when Mexican officials announced their government will raise tariffs on 90 U.S. products, hitting $2.4 billion in American goods exported to our Southern neighbor. The decision by the Mexican government is in retaliation to recent legislation coming out of Congress and signed by President Obama to close the border to Mexican trucks, a clear violation of our NAFTA obligations.
Was this the first anti-free trade policy to come out of the Obama Administration or the Democratic-controlled Congress? Anyone? Yes? No? Anyone? No it was not.
The stimulus bill included the protectionist “Buy American” provision, forcing manufacturers to give preferential treatment to domestic producers of iron, steel and other manufactured goods in building contracts and other spending, forcing taxpayers to pay more money for the same goods that could be purchased more cheaply from foreign manufacturers. As a result, we will almost certainly see the same retaliation from our trading partners in Europe as we just saw from Mexico. Moreover, President Obama has signaled his administration would make it tougher to pass existing agreements such as the Korean, Colombian, and Panama FTAs.
The US has been down this protectionist road before. The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1930 was also introduced as a means to protect American workers and businesses and reduce imports during a global recession. What followed? Anyone? Anyone? The Great Depression.
One afternoon a lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw two men along the roadside eating grass. Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate.
He asked one man, "Why are you eating grass?"
"We don't have any money for food," the poor man replied. "We have to eat grass."
"Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I'll feed you," the lawyer said.
"But sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there, under that tree."
"Bring them along," the lawyer replied.
Turning to the other poor man he stated, "You come with us, also."
The second man, in a pitiful voice, then said, "But sir, I also have a wife and SIX children with me!"
"Bring them all, as well," the lawyer answered.
They all entered the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the limousine was.
Once underway, one of the poor fellows turned to the lawyer and said, "Sir, you are too kind."
"Thank you for taking all of us with you."
The lawyer replied, "Glad to do it.
"You'll really love my place.
"The grass is almost a foot high"
DETROIT — General Motors Chief Executive Rick Wagoner says the automaker would end up being liquidated if it enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Fox
Obviously, the CEO is bluffing; the government should counter and raise with socializing/nationalizing GM and watch him back up all the way to Japan. GM needs a new CEO anyway...one who knows corporate reconstructuring.
Angry Americans are furious about the AIG big bonus bailout given to its top executives; many outside the United States. Chris Dodd, the man to your left, is doing the DC shuffle amid accusations that he’s responsible for allowing it.
According to Fox, the Senator is trying to figure out a way to get the money back. It may be difficult though since Dodd added the amendment that ‘provides an “exception for contractually obligated bonuses agreed on before Feb. 11, 2009”, thereby okaying the bonuses in writing.
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! In his official statement on AIG executive bonuses the Senator says, "This is another outrageous example of executives - including those whose decisions were responsible for the problems that caused AIG's collapse - enriching themselves at the expense of taxpayers. A car mechanic or teacher in Connecticut shouldn’t have to subsidize the bad decisions of these executives. Executives at other companies receiving TARP funds have voluntarily foregone bonuses - there's no reason why those at AIG shouldn't do the same."
If you ever wonder how a crook like this stays in office, you need to look no further than Project Vote Smart. This website is dedicated to showing Connecticut voters all the government programs and aid that their Senator is providing them. They don’t care if AIG was his largest campaign contributor or that one of AIG’s largest offices for Financial Products is operated in Connecticut. All they care about it "what can you do for me?". I can't wait till they get the bill.
After giving AIG $170 billion in taxpayer money, I don’t think Senator Dodd will have to worry about his financial future…judging by the charts below, I don’t think many top Congressional leaders will either.
If they gave over $600,000 when they were broke, think how much they will give with an extra $170 billion.
A farmer walked into an attorney's office wanting to file for a divorce. The attorney asked, "May I help you?"
The farmer said, "Yea, I want to get one of those dayvorces."
The attorney said, "Well do you have any grounds?"
The farmer said, "Yea, I got about 140 acres." The attorney said, "No, you don't understand, do you have a case?"
The farmer said, "No, I don't have a Case, but I have a John Deere."
The attorney said, "No you don't understand, I mean do you have a grudge?"
The farmer said, "Yea I got a grudge, that's where I park my John Deere."
The attorney said, "No sir, I mean do you have a suit?"
The farmer said, "Yes sir, I got a suit. I wear it to church on Sundays."
The exasperated attorney said, "Well sir, does your wife beat you up or anything?"
The farmer said, "No sir, we both get up about 4:30."
Finally, the attorney says, "Okay, let me put it this way. WHY DO YOU WANT A DIVORCE?"
And the farmer says, "Well, I can never have a meaningful conversation with her."
The former chairman of the Federal Reserve admits he has no answers. If he's heading the PERAB and isn't sure how to fix it, why they are they spending trillions of dollars that we don’t have? Maybe he just doesn't know how to fix it President Obama's way.
Paul Adolph Volker doesn’t mince words. He is the same man who in the late 1970s said, “The standard [of living] of the average American has to decline.”
Talking about the US Department of the Treasury at a Joint Economic Committee hearing Feb. 26, Volcker said, "There is an area that I think is, I don't know, shameful is the word,... The Secretary of the Treasury is sitting there without a deputy, without any undersecretaries, without any, as far as I know, assistant secretaries responsible in substantive areas at a time of very severe crisis. He shouldn't be sitting there alone." ABC
It's very obvious why he's sitting there alone. What economist or banker wants to be involved in a multi trillion dollar spending debacle that is destined to fail? After the money's gone and America is critically debt-ridden, who's going to hire you with that on your resume? With the money going to questionable people, places and businesses, there is also the consequence of finding a fall guy...seldom is it the number one guy.
'Paul Krugman, a Nobel laureate in economics and a noted progressive columnist, has argued that, given the centrist makeup of Obama's economic inner circle, the new board could be used to "give progressive economists a voice."' Wikipedia
President Obama’s chief economic adviser, Lawrence Summers, asserted ‘that the United States had gone “from an excess of greed to an excess of fear,” Mr. Summers said the transition was the same kind that President Franklin D. Roosevelt…” ’ This bothers me even more since progressive/liberal UCLA economists determined FDR's “New Deal” aka “Economic Stimulus” prolonged the Great Depression by 7 years. UCLA Newsroom
emphasis added by Denney Crane
As we all know, most national politics are about deception and dishonesty. This is a full length documentary in high quality made available to the public at no charge. I guess that means we know who paid for making it. It's only been on the net 4 days and is currently being viewed around 10,000 times a day. That's a lot considering it's so new... hope you enjoy watching how naive and stupid most Americans really are! You Tube
A man in his back yard is trying to fly a kite. He throws the kite up in the air, the wind catches it for a few seconds, then it comes crashing back down to earth. He tries this a few more times with no success.
All the while, his wife is watching from the kitchen window, muttering to herself how men need to be told how to do everything. She opens the window and yells to her husband, "You need a piece of tail."
The man turns with a confused look on his face and says, "Make up your mind. Last night, you told me to go fly a kite."
SHANGHAI — With the world suffering through a massive credit crunch, China has suddenly gone shopping. Shareholders Unite
Foreign buyers set a record last year by purchasing $414 billion of U.S. assets - even more than they bought in the wonder year of 2000.Fortune
Hank Paulson, former Treasury Secretary was right. Buying up distressed properties was a good idea. TARP, ($700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program) was supposed to buy properties in trouble, but alas, it didn’t happen. Instead, big investors in America, Australia and the UK are doing it for them. Fox Redistribution of wealth don't you know...
Do you remember when I blogged about the $8 billion dollars of TARP money going overseas to Dubai?
John Stossel and the government's bailout plan. I watched all 6 videos and John has some very interesting views on how the politicians are spending our tax dollars. You're not gonna believe some of the answers he is given.
The people that are in Congress in Washington, tell us they can not deport 12 million illegal aliens? We probably need to vote all of them out of office and send them back to school to learn history! We pay more to illegal aliens in welfare, education and health care than it would cost to deport them! Our career politicians need to work for the voters and the good of the United States of America, not the lobbyist and big business.
Miss Beatrice, the church organist, was in her eighties and had never been married. She was admired for her sweetness and kindness to all. One afternoon the pastor came to call on her and she showed him into her quaint sitting room.
She invited him to have a seat while she prepared tea. As he sat facing her old Hammond organ, the young minister noticed a cute glass bowl sitting on top of it. The bowl was filled with water, and in the water floated, of all things, a condom!
When she returned with tea and scones, they began to chat. The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and its strange floater, but soon it got the better of him and he could no longer resist.
'Miss Beatrice', he said, 'I wonder if you would tell me about this?' Pointing to the bowl.
'Oh, yes,' she replied, 'Isn't it wonderful? I was walking through the park a few months ago and I found this little package on the ground. The directions said to place it on the organ, keep it wet and that it would prevent the spread of disease. Do you know I haven’t had the flu all winter.'
'This is getting way too close to home! Sorry to resort to a video but as my prior post tells you, I'm short on time. Besides, Glenn Beck does a far better job of ranting than I do: