Stimulus and fellating the President

Look here, the airport which has gotten $150 million over the last 10 years, courtesy of John Murtha. New runway, new control tower, hangers, terminal, and even the 3 flights a day that serve the airport are subsidized by taxpayer funds. It serves 20 passengers a day.

$150 million over 10 years, 20 passengers a day= $2,054 per passenger. Cost effective, that is.

In other news, the press is still fawning over Obama, writing scathing articles, exposing the facts, like how Obama is the first hip president, he’s white, and he’s black. He’s an elitist, and he’s regular folk.

It’s so hip that school kids in Albany, N.Y., coined a term for it: “Baracking.” And it doesn’t stop there. Those in the know at Albany High greet each other by saying: “What’s up, my Obama?” and they respond to a sneeze with “Barack you.” Misbehavior is peer-corrected with the admonition, “Barack’s in the White House,” which translates, “Show some respect.”

The press is still fellating Obama. I keep wondering how long this will go on.


More of the Change we hoped for

The husband of Dianne Feinstein (who is a Real Estate Agent) just was awarded a contract to sell foreclosed properties at compensation rates higher than the industry norms. Then, in a surprise move, that government agency gets $25Billion ($25,000,000,000) in increased funding.

Gosh, what a coincidence. Our government is corrupt. Our experiment has failed. In retrospect it seems that the founders should have ensured that term limits were placed on elected officials so we could limit the damage. I also blame the Sixteenth Amendment. Money is power, and that amendment gives them unlimited access to both.


Today, April 19, a pivotal day

Although not the 19th, the Columbine massacre was carried out the next morning (April 20th)


Britain loses all pretense of “Your home is your Castle”

For years, Second Amendment advocates have told us that the Second Amendment guarantees that we will keep the others, that a loss of the ability of the citizens to guard their property would mean the beginning of a dictatorship.

Great Britain proves this. It seems that collection agents (called private bailiffs) can now force their way into your home and use force to collect debts. Since it is illegal to be armed in Britain, and it is illegal to use force to defend yourself or your home, British subjects appear to be at the mercy of these collection agents.

The government has been accused of trampling on individual liberties by proposing wide-ranging new powers for bailiffs to break into homes and to use “reasonable force” against householders who try to protect their valuables.

Under the regulations, bailiffs for private firms would for the first time be given permission to restrain or pin down householders. They would also be able to force their way into homes to seize property to pay off debts, such as unpaid credit card bills and loans.

Of course, the powers are already being abused:

In one case, an 89-year-old grandmother returned home to find a bailiff sitting in her chair having drawn up a list of her possessions. He was pursuing a parking fine owed by her son, who did not even live at the address.

An unarmed populace is otherwise known as “peasants,” or perhaps “subjects,” or even as “slaves.”


I didn’t realize I was a potential terrorist

I am against murder, I think it is wrong, just as I am against bank robbery. I am also against ILLEGAL immigration. I am a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. Apparently, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano thinks that the last two statements make me a potential terrorist.

By that logic, Ms Napolitano, the fact that you have a vagina makes you a potential whore.


The improvement is an illusion

The news from the stock market is good. The Dow closed over 8,000. Stocks are up, even Citibank is reporting profits. Sounds great, except it is all an illusion.

Citibank’s profits? The only reason for the profit is that the Federal Government poured $45 Billion in bailout funds into the company.

Meanwhile, unemployment is 8.5%– the worst since 1983, one in ten Americans are receiving food stamps at a cost of $3.6 Billion a month, and even the Fed says that they are worried about the large amounts of money being printed. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is busy answering questions from obviously planted questioners– tough questions like why he has not gotten a dog, whether he regrets being President, and asked if he knows that his name means peach in Hungarian.

The Obama administration hit an improtant milestone this week- the government increased the National Debt by a half a trillion dollars since inauguration day. It took 70 days to hit the $500 billion mark. It took George Bush 20 months to borrow that much.

The danger here is that the spending spree initiated by the Republicans and continued by the Democrats has injected trillions of dollars into the economy. This has had the effect of more money chasing a dwindling supply of goods and services. (They are dwindling as the economy cools, after all people are saving their money right now instead of spending it.)

Once spending begins again, prices will climb. they will skyrocket. That will cause wave two of this crisis. I think we are looking at another year before demand picks up, and then depending on how bad the inflation is when the economy does start to move again, a period of double digit inflation.


Government Bailout for the big three


Computer Geekery

I just finished my biannual computer upgrade. My old system was two years old, so I felt it time to replace it. I bought my new stuff from, and went to building:

EVGA NForce 790i Motherboard
Intel Quad Core Q8300 CPU
A pair of 23″ LCD monitors
8 GB of Ram
3- 750gb hard drives, configured in a RAID 5, giving me 1.4 TB of redundant storage space
Two GeForce 9800 GTX 512mb 128 bit SLI video cards

It sure is nice to have a new, clean system. This thing sure is fast!


Clinton did not balance the budget

The Democrats keep pointing to Clinton and claiming that he balanced the budget, and even ran a surplus, but it seems like no one has bothered to check the figures. Read the figures below, obtained from the US Treasury, and see for yourself:

National Debt on September 30 of each year (the last day of the Fiscal year); followed by the deficit that increased it
Year  //  Public Debt ……….   increase from previous year
1993 // 4,406,339,573,433    The start of Clinton’s first budget
1994 // 4,692,749,910,013…..286,410,336,580
1995 // 4,973,982,900,709…..281,232,990,696
1996 // 5,224,810,939,135…..250,828,038,426
1997 // 5,413,146,011,397…..188,335,072,262
1998 // 5,526,193,008,897…..113,046,997,500
1999 // 5,656,270,901,633…..130,077,892,736
2000 // 5,674,178,209,886….. 17,909,308,253
2001 // 5,807,463,412,200…..133,285,202,914 (Bush assumed the helm Jan 1, 2001)

Sure, he came close with an $18 billion deficit in FY 2000, but that is certainly not a surplus. Clinton ran a deficit every year he was in office.



Congress has a lot on its plate. In fact, today the Senate Judiciary’s subcommittee on antitrust, competition policy and consumer rights is having hearings on whether the current system of deciding the National College football championship is fair.

Behind the push for the hearings is the subcommittee’s top Republican, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah. People there were furious that Utah was bypassed for the national championship despite going undefeated in the regular season. In the House, Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, the top Republican on the Energy and Commerce Committee, has sponsored legislation that would prevent the NCAA from calling a football game a “national championship” unless the game culminates from a playoff system.

and the Republicans wonder why they are being considered irrelevant. Can we please have a viable third party, or am I going to be forced to continually be forced to choose between a douche and a turd? Where in the Constitution is Congress even granted the power to interfere in this?

Meanwhile, we have a Treasury Secretary who is announcing that he is just fine with the Chinese and Russian plan to stop using the dollar as the international trading currency, and is also seeking to expand his control over the private sector, as he seeks to get the power to regulate how much risk you can take as a private investor.

I am starting to think that we are seeing the end of the American Superpower status, and the beginning of the end of our nation. China will be the next leader of the world, probably within the next decade. We will be bankrupt by then, as our national debt will be around US$30 trillion.