Saturday, December 31, 2005

And the winners is.....

FOlks, the winner of the 'moonbat of the year award' is.[Drum roll or Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians, please!!]....THE MEDIA!!

Be it television, radio, print or even opn the net, the media in all its forms and guises has become the spawning ground for innacuracy even in the face of natural [Hurricane Katrina or the Portland Ice Storm Event]] or unnatural disasters [The NYC Transit Strike], pushing forward the PC agenda, making garbage look as though it is a great invention that it will save the world as well as making the hollyweirdoes look more important than they are in the grand scheme of things.

Not all of it was bad; after all there were those in this industry who showed class and had left the field [Ted Koppel due to retirement, Peter Jennings, sadly died of cancer] or stayed around to remind us of how the job should be done [Bob Schiefer of CBS for one]. So all is not lost; even with the Howard Sterns, Hip-Hop radio stations, entertainment upon entertainment programs where no talent persons try to hawk rehashed and copied works, sports programs which show better living through chemistry, etc. Remember folks, there is an option if all the BS that is being created by these weasels gets a little much. Turn it off or use logic to balance out the crap. Moonbats do not win a damn thing against those who have indepedent minds.

And Have a Happy New Year, may the next one be a damn sight better than this one.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Turn out the lights, the party's over

35 years ago, it was started. A revolution of sorts. One which involved a game, a sport that was still maturing. Some broadcast executives thought it would be kinda neat to put football on Monday Nights as an experiment. Little did they realize it would become and institution. Sadly, this evening in the hands of Al Michaels and John Madden , truly the 'Greatest Show on Turf' will end its run on free TV. What a run it was...

From Keith Jackson being the first play by play man to the trio of 'Dandy' Don Meredith, Frank Gifford and the mouth that roared -- 'Humble' Howard Cosell to the different mixtures of announcers and jocks from Boomer Issaiason, OJ Simpson, Fred Williamson, Dan Dierdorf, Dan Fouts as well as Al Michaels and even [LOL] Dennis Miller [he of the Visigoth and Ostrogoth fame] to the current team. Who can forget the interviews with those who walked into the booth, even John Wayne and John Lennon did so. [Ironically, it was on Monday Night Football that the nation and the world got the announcement from the lips of Cosell that Lennon had been shot].

Of course there were the athletes and the games themselves who were the stars or at times the object of sharp consternation from the booth. From Joe Namath hanging his head after the Jets lost the first ever MNF game to the Cleveland Browns, the fantastic fill-in performance by 'Jefferson Street' Joe Gilliam of the Steelers over the Raiders, the evening Bo Jackson almost ran out of the Kingdome when the Raiders played the Seattle Seahawks, Brett Farve of the Packers against ANY TEAM, Joe Montana and the good 49ers teams, The Denver Broncos comebacks in the snow and ice of Mile High Stadium, the brutal Cowboys-Redskins games and even the one game between the [at the time] St Louis Cardinals and NY Giants that was so bad it was called 'the worst Monday Night game ever' (it ended in a 13 all tie).

More than anything, MNF did change how the country viewed sport as well as social patterns. Quite a few businesses looked forward to the games from restaurants to the boys from Pizza Hut. While the games will now be on ESPN and the Sunday night games will be on NBC [FREE TV FOLKS!!!!], after tonight, that one question will have a hollow ring to it:'ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL??'

Saturday, December 24, 2005

No respect, no support either.

Just in case you are wondering, no this is not a post about the late Rodney Dangerfield, although looking at some of those sad sacks who were a part of the Transit Strike in NYC, it easily could be. However, this one is about something that very few had the heart to mention or the stones to say on air.

While flipping through the dials the other evening, I stumbled on the NewsHour on PBS which had a couple talking heads giving a post mortem on the sudden end to the transit debacle. One of these eggheads actually said something that made a lot of sense, which was that no other unions came out in support of the TWU. NONE. Want proof? City employees crossed the lines even though some of them are a part of AFSCME which has a loose affiliation with the TWU. Members of AFTRA and NABET crossed those lines to get reports on the strike done. The teachers union (they are a subject for another post on their own) crossed the lines. Others did as well.

Yours truly has a few theories as to why this happened. One of them being that this was an illegal strike [see a previous post about the New York State Taylor Law which makes strikes by public employees illegal]. Even if there was some sympathy for the folks who operate the A-Train, not a one wants to be involved in something that says they would support the concept or breaking the law to get a new contract. As if that is not enough in this case, consider that with their base pay they make more than many others who work for the city, even some of the police and you can see where there would also be a little bit of a credibility problem.

The next two theories may seem a little out there, but they have some basis in fact. Both involve the 'I' word and the 'R' word. Let's tackle the 'I' word first. The current wave of thought is for any union to get some level of support from others in the labor movement, they have to be 'INCLUSSIVE' . That's right folks; to gain support, the union in question as part of their platform has to say somewhaere that they want fair treatment for alphabet-soupers as well as have placards that read 'End Sexism Now', 'End Racism Now', 'End Anti-Gay Behavior Now'. If this seems strange, this is something that I have been able to pick up on by doing a little research and eavesdropping. Sadly labor unions have, instead of protecting the rights and well being of workers are now more involved in touchy-feely causes that are nothing more or less than emotional blackmail. Put another way, if the union on strike wants support from other unions, they have to bring in others with no promise or certainty of turnabout being fair play. [From what I understand this is being done in California, which would only figure. As California goes, so goes the other coast and then the rest of the country after].

Now let's talk about the 'R' word. Yep, race. Before you ask, no I am not a conspiracy theorist, but if this strike was led by someone who did not look and act like a third world leader short on interpersonal skills and with even fewer brains, the support would have been universal. If one were to look at other labor actions and their leaders in recent years, they would see that the spokespersons or the elected leaders are carefully schooled and in some cases are media friendly. In other words, these would be folks who would be more acceptable to Omaha or Council Bluffs. This is, regretably a fact of life in this day and age and goes to who has more credibility.

Are there lessons to be learned from what happened to this past weeks' events? Heck yes.Are we seeing the labor movement for what is is and what is mutating into? Damn right we are and it is becoming a mockery of what those who fought for fair working conditions struggled for. Will history repeat itself when the next major strike happens? It will only because some in these movements have short memories as well as act like sheep who need to be led. PLus they will swallow anything that comes their way as long as it means they will have a 'guaranteed' job.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Break out the MadDog 2020, the strike is over...OR IS IT?

Could it be, have the moonbats who have brought the NYC Transit system to a halt come to their senses? The breaking news is the strike is OVER . Apparently the negotiations will be ongoing while service is immediately restored. [This is assuming of course that the rank and file are going to listen to reason here and understand that if they do not, well the devil is in the details of how their representatives thinks]

Speaking of the High Exalted Mystic Rulers, the leadership of the TWU is going to be in court later today to face the music and fines. All the fines, fines, fines, fines, fines LOL! [With apologies to Dr. Seuss]If there is any justice in this world, these folks are going to be hit hard for doing to New York City what the mob would do to any business that wants 'protection'.

Just to shift gears here, the Winter Weather Emergency [aka Storm Watch '05] is over. Actually, it was over Monday when nature did something that all the Mayor's horses and all the Mayor's men could not. That was thaw everything out so by midweek this area was back to its gray, overcast self. And Portlanders can worry about other things, like the prices of lattes at the coffee bar, ordering designer pizzas and 'microbrewed' beers in the Pearl District and wondering why with all of Paul Allen's money the Trailblazers stink so bad they could knock a buzzard off a dung heap. In short, like NYC, things are back to abnormal.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

The striking moonbats have no support...YAY!!!!!!

No doubt you have heard or seen images of the NYC transit strike. Yes, the persons [I am being kind here] who are protesting faile to understand that not only is this action illegal, but the international governing body of their union has told them not to do this. But did these mental midgets listen? NOOOOOOOO!

One of the ongoing mantras that has been spouted by these folks is that the mayor of NY, Michael Bloomberg is lieing about the city losing $400 million dollars per day. Well these folks may have something; it is just that this figure is going to be MUCH HIGHER per day because of the following:

- When people are not going to work, they do not purchase goods and services from businesses that are open. Included in the prices of these goods and services are TAXES that go towards paying for the basics in the city. As in Police, Fire, Sanitation, Road Maintenance and -- TADA! -- MASS TRANSIT.

- Due to the fact that city now has to use more and more police to maintain order on the streets [traffic flow and other items], this will cost the city in overtime. This is in addition to the 12 hour shifts they were ordered to put in because of the strike.

- Tourist money is going to be lost and at this time of year it is very critical. Yep, even the stores on 5th Avenue that have been 'going out of business' since 1972 count on the tourist trade. As does Broadway, Macy's Bloomingdale's, Sak's Fifth Avenue and the home of the neatest toy displays in NYC in December; FAO Schwarz. And there is of course, Broadway that counts more on tourists to fill the seats and the traditional displays over at Rockefeller Center [all the businesses there from the street level roasted chsstnut vendor to the 3 and 4 star restaurants nearby count on the out of town money as well as the denizens of the city].

When the above and other factors are added up, the city will be bleeding red ink for a while to recover. At the risk of bringing in 9/11 here which took a while to recover from, the same thing will here. That is to say that a recovery will be slow for some businesses. Those with deep pockets will be able to handle it, others...that remains to be seen.

One last item: that moonbat Toussaint said there was no Federal government support for mass transit. To this I say BULL! Not only is this bastard an idiot, but he and his cronies have no handle on the facts of the case. If one wants to see where the funding is going and how much is appropriated look here .

One last thought on this: to those who say this strike is about repsect consider the following: respect is earned, not given out like flyers from a carnival barker. The ones who are striking have only earned the contempt of their fellow New Yorkers, as well as others in the US who are paying attention to this debacle.

UPDATE: According to WINS-AM , the Grand Poobah of the union has announced that this strike will last INDEFINITELY until all of their demands are met. Way to go, Einstein. This will really go over well with all of the folks who are walking to work over the Brooklyn Bridge and others in the middle of the night to get to work before 9am.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Here is a Grinch of a Moonbat

If someone were to tell me a few years ago that a transit union would be planning to strike right ar the apex of the holiday shopping season in the city of New York and that the union was led by someone who would make a third world dictator sound like a Rhondes Scholar, I would have told that person to get out of my face and quit smoking whatever it was they were smoking. Well, it looks as though hell has frozen over because at this moment, a citywide strike of the bus and subway system in NYC is a 99% certainty.

Yes, a union is made up of more than one person and in general works for the overall welfare of those who are members. At least that is the theory, but the Transport Workers Union, who represent bus and subway operators in NYC have a leadership that would make Castro, Baby Doc and Slobodan Milosevic proud Their leader Roger Toussaint fails to understand that his attempts to extort money and 'respect' from the Metropolitan Transit Authority is not going to fly. To be blunt, this will backfire in ways that none of these folks could even realize.

For example: there are those who live in outlying parts of the city whose only means of getting to work is public transit. Take that away, even for a week and guess what will happen? Can you say 'you're fired!!' because that will be the response. Sure there will be those employers who will understand, but business is business. Oh yeah, this is really going to help with the unemployment numbers of some groups that live in the city.

Also this strike/planned action is ILLEGAL under the Taylor Law. If you have never heard of it, this is the general text:

New York State Public Employees Fair Employment Act - The Taylor Law

What Is It?

The Public Employees Fair Employment Act, commonly known as the Taylor Law, is a labor relations statute covering most public employees in New York State-- whether employed by the State, or by counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts, public authorities or certain special service districts. It became effective September 1, 1967 and was the first comprehensive labor relations law for public employees in the State, and among the first in the United States. It is the legal foundation used by GOER in its negotiations with New York State's public employee unions.

What Does It Do?

The Taylor Law:

grants public employees the right to organize and to be represented by employee organizations of their own choice;
requires public employers to negotiate and enter into agreements with public employee organizations regarding their employees' terms and conditions of employment;
establishes impasse procedures for the resolution of collective bargaining disputes;
defines and prohibits improper practices by public employers and public employee organizations;
prohibits strikes by public employees; and
establishes a state agency to administer the Law- The Public Employment Relations Board (PERB).
Administration Of The Taylor Law

The New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) was created as an independent, neutral agency to administer the Taylor Law. The three member Board is appointed by the Governor, with the consent of the State Senate. The Board's major responsibility is to act as an umpire in disputes arising under the Taylor Law. Other responsibilities include: administration of the Taylor Law statewide; resolution of representation disputes; provision of impasse resolution services; adjudication of improper practice charges; designation of management/confidential employees; determination of employee organization responsibility for striking and ordering forfeiture of dues and agency fee check-off privileges; and, administration of grievance and interest arbitration panels.

Resolution of Contract Disputes

Mediation: Generally under the Taylor Law there are four impasse resolution systems, and in each system, mediation is the required first step. Either or both parties may request mediation assistance by filing a "Declaration of Impasse" with PERB's Director of Conciliation. The mediator is appointed by the Director from PERB's full-time staff or its panel of per diem mediators. The mediator acts as liaison between the parties, and seeks to effect a settlement through persuasion and compromise.

Fact-Finding: If mediation fails to resolve the impasse, then Fact-Finding is the next step. The fact-finder may attempt to resolve the dispute through further mediation. If not, or if unsuccessful in that effort, the fact-finder then holds a hearing, takes testimony of witnesses, accepts briefs from the parties, and then makes a written, nonbinding recommendation for settlement to both parties. The Fact-Finder then makes the report and recommendations public within five days of transmission of the report to the parties.

Binding Arbitration: For New York State Police units, the procedure is similar to what the law provides for local police, fire fighters, and certain transit employees. The Taylor Law provides that if the dispute is not resolved in mediation, PERB, on petition of either party, will generally refer the dispute to arbitration. Arbitration for New York State Police units is restricted to issues directly related to compensation and the decision of the arbitrator is binding on both parties.

Legislative Hearing: In those instances where arbitration is not permitted, if one or both parties does not accept the fact-finding report in its entirety, then for public employees (with the exception of public employees of educational institutions, police, fire fighters and certain transit employees) the next step is a legislative hearing. The Governor's Office of Employee Relations submits to the Legislature a copy of the fact-finding report plus the agency's own recommendations for resolving the dispute. The employee organization may submit its recommendations for settling the dispute as well. A public hearing is then conducted by the Legislature or a legislative committee to hear the positions of both sides. The Legislature usually directs both parties to resume negotiations but occasionally, the legislature will choose to impose employment terms. Such imposition may be for no more than a single fiscal year. A legislative determination cannot change the terms of an expired agreement unless the employee organization has waived its right to stand on those terms.

Conciliation: Is mediation assistance which PERB may offer, at its discretion, if an impasse continues after a fact-finding report has been issued.

[The full text can be found here ]

Need I say anymore???Outside of this: for calling the strike and acting like all commuters and city management must bow at their feet, the Transport Workers Union and their President-For-Life Toussaint are candidates for moonbat of the year.

Hooray for the Bengals...and other things.

There is some good news in this world and in this case, it is from the paws of some big cats. Props and kudos to coach Marvin Lewis and the Cincinnati Bengals. As of Sunday 12/18, they won their first division title in ages and will play a home game in the playoffs for the first time since 1991. This one is way the heck overdue and since cats rule here, Go Bengals!!!

Now on to the other weirdness that was mentioned in the last posting. The non event is over. Yes, Virginia the city of Portland has called off the emergency and everything [except for our LRT system also known as the MAX ]
is back to abnormal. This means coffee stands are being filled with baristas and coffee swilling yuppies, malls occupied with those who want to stand in line just for a video game on their child's list, Pioneer Courthouse Square has the usual bunch of brats hanging out with 'nothing to do', planes going in and out of PDX with no delay [it was odd that the sleet and rain caused cancellations of flights until this morning, considering that pilots actually TRAIN for this type of situation in those sims are their respective bases] and the busses have no chains on them because -- surprise, surprise -- there is no ice or snow to cause them to slip and slide worse than an iron on a shirt laced with starch. Of course, this is just the lull until there is another call for the banner 'ICE STORM OF 05' on the local news.

We can all thank goodness we are not in NYC at this point and more about their mess will be posted later on. Besides, the potential transit strike there has created more candidates for 'Moonbat of the Year'.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

OMG!! We have a winter storm event!!!!

Portlanders are seriously nuts. This weekend we have had ice, some snow, sleet that DUSTED the area. Yes, dusted like that sugar on the cop specials over at Dunkin Doughnuts.

With that said, we have been the victim of the 'Ice Stoem of 05'. Don't believe me, check out the local FOX station . I have lived in cities like Minneapolis and Rochester, Ny where this would be laughed at. Where REAL SNOW would have to be SEVERAL FEET on the ground before cancelling anything would be considered. If this was ever a reason for a city government to be overturned and have some folks with real stones voted in, this is it. The other hippie-dippy crap is part of that but this is the capper.

Before I run, as I write this, there have been drifts in the city of up to 8 inches because of the wind. 8 Inches is not even enough to call in for a measurement in Pop Warner football for a first down. This is Portland, Oregon though, land of the eco-terrorists and near the land of dear old Spotty the Owl.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Brother, can you spare a dime with 735% interest?

After reading
an article in one of the local papers about those wonderful folks who run payday/title loan shops not just in Portland, Or but in other cities, I felt that they deserved to be listed as a possible moonbat candidate.

Before you say 'decrying any business that provides a service is un-American', that is not why I mention these folks. Now while they have stepped into the void in some locations to take the place of banks and other financial institutions that had left and vacated some communities (in some cases the poor and minority communities), they have a reputation of going charging fees that would make any self respecting member of the Mafia blush. For example, the figure mentioned in the title of this piece is the maximum, daily, compounded interest that is allowed for under Oregon law. That is not a mistake, it is the actual number. I do not know about you but if I wanted to get a loan that would be on the high side but still 'affordable'; I could always go to my bookie, "52nd Street Irwin" and get it from him. Then again the only penalty I would get from him is that he would threaten to break my legs if I did not pay back the loan.

However in all seriousness, if one looks at the advertisements for these firms, they almost have the same 'quick fix' mentality implied much like the same busineses that crop up in the above mentioned communities (like the fast food joints -- and no I am not going to go after those businesses either; after all they are like others trying to make a profit. They do not force anyone to walk in and eat a burger or deep fried potatoes). The rub in this is that, people should know what they are getting into when they sign on for these and it is not the companies fault that they have such high interest rates. At least that is what one person I knew a while back who has a sizeable investment in the holding company of one of these firms had mentioned a few years back. On the other side of the coin, some of these shops shouyld be a little more honest as far as how they operate and what they REALLY CHARGE IN INTEREST. We ask honesty out of other firms: car dealers, doctors, pharmacists, the big and tall shops, so why should these folks be any different?

Monday, December 12, 2005

Michelle Malkin gets it, I get it, why the heck does not anyone else?

One of my favorite people, Michelle Malkin has stated in her blog what research by myself and a few others has confirmed. The moonbats were wrong, missed the mark COMPLETELY as far as the deaths caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Many of you will recall that the news after Katrina struck was laced with reports that the vast majority of those who died in the wake of the storm were black. It seems these folks may also have had a copy of the paper that reads 'DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN!' Why do I say that?? This is due the the fact that the record keepers at the St. Gabriel Morgue have compiled the numbers. In their count, blacks and whites who perished were practically EQUAL in number. When translated to straight English, this means that once again, the media as well as the 'so-called' black leadership had already taken their 'hype-the-lie' pills.

Why is it I have a feeling that these folks are also going to create a similar set of false numbers around the number and race statistics of the soldiers who have died in the Iraq war? Then again, they may be lying in wait for the right time to spring this, like when the GOP has its convention or the months leading up to it.

There is justice in this world: Tookie will get smoked!

That creep, Tookie Williams who co-founded the Crips and is currently serving a death sentence is a GONER. Arnold the Governator did the right thing, denied clemency to that piece of human filth, which has cleared the way for Williams to get a one way ticket to a condo on the river Styx.

As for those who wanted to have this cretin released or have his sentence commuted, one has to wonder what in heck were they smoking? People like Williams are in jail or given life or death sentences for a reason: THEY COMMITTED THE CRIME! Williams is the type of person the death penalty was meant and is meant to be used on. No ifs, ands or buts - period.

One last note, the victims of this punk can now rest because he will no longer be alive to torture others just by breathing. Thank goodness the system does work.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Bill Clinton Strikes Again..and in this case twice

There he is. William Jefferson Clinton, former president of the US who has proven that even after they leave the office, ex-CEO's of the most powerful country on earth can still influence people -- and in his case, cause damage. Not just in one speech, but also in a ghost that is now living after him.

Let's deal with the speech first. 'Slick Willie' said at a
conference sponsored by the UN on climate issues that President Bush is wrong in saying that if the US were to abide by the Kyoto Treaty that it would hurt our economy. As is typical of many democrats, in and out of office, Clinton has his facts wrong. To sign and uphold the treaty would not only stifle the economy stateside, but also send this country into a deeper recession than already exists.(SIDEBAR - In spite of the latest reports from the Fed about some job growth and an increase in spending as well as housing starts, the US is still in the middle of stagnant period. Yes we are moving from an industrial economy to more of a service based one, however as an unintended consequence many companies have shed jobs with no intention of restoring or creating those with the same pay levels. But this started long before Bush the younger became president).

Not that anyone here wants to run amuck with using the resources that exist, but if the facts were known, the largest polluters or the fastest growing ones are not the US and the West. They are such places as China, India and other 'emerging' economies. Anyone who does not believe that should consider the following: China right now is on a tear to end up using more fuel (per barrel), per capita than the US, with environmental laws that would make Love Canal look like NYC's Central Park. As for India, in spite of their investments and funding by outsourceing firms here in the US still has major, intense pollution problems. Yet Countries like these will not have to cease their growth under this treaty, but the US, Britain, France and many others would have to because the west is still considered to be the big bad economic and environmental bullies on the block. Sad really.

As for the aforementioned ghost, this has to do with events that led up to 9/11. If this report is accurate, it is very very possible that the Clinton Adminstration may have had a hand in creating the conditions that culminated in that particular day. If you wonder how this conclusion was arrived at, it has to do with the fact that during the two terms of Billy the C that the budget for intelligence and counter intelligence (as well as equipment for same) was cut. Not only that, but instead of relying on good, old fashioned on the ground intel, we relied on more and more electronic survellience. There is nothing wrong with using all the latest spyware gadgets, but to cut the funding and assume that the country and its borders would still be safe was and is foolhardy, if not just illogical.

Has Clinton ever mentioned that there may have been mistakes made that may have been one of the catalysts of 9/11? No. Will he ever do so? Probably not. After all, the incidents and the deaths occured on someone else's watch, not his so he will be able to walk away from this like he did from the Lewinsky affair.

Seeing that the above is the case, Bill Clinton is now on the list of moonbat nominees. ( I would nominate Hillary in this, but she is a seperate category of moonbat)

San Fransicklo has lost it!!!

Here is another one that defies description: PC gone mad.

With that, here is something that needs to be said: The mayor of SF either needs to be recalled in an election or be placed in front of a firing squad. Yes, it has been said here, a public official in the US deserves to be given the same treatment as Gary Glimore or even a millitary traitor.

And why not? Fact is he has turned the city from not just a PC island into a PC cesspool. And if one says anything, ANYTHING to offend, even in jest, they can be fired from a city position and face the wrath of the Demonazis who run the place. Humour has left the building along with Elvis replaced with having to walk on eggshells.

Just goes to show that the PC agenda has gotten way the heck out of hand.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

More nominees, more moonbats, more madness!!!

Hey folks, the list of those for Moonbat of the Year just grows! In addition to the last one of motormouth, I mean Howard Dean, there are these deserving individuals:

- Momma Moonbat, I mean Cindy Sheehan. There is not one person who is going to begrudge her because of her loss, the loss of a family member is never anything to razz, ridicule or criticize someone over. Period. Especially when the loss happened in service to this country. But it is her anti-war activities that may be giving aid and comfort to the enemy. Protesting and objecting to government policies is ok and in fact is a tradition here, however to demand that we leave end our efforts because we are hurting the poor 'freedom fighters' in Iraq just borders on the insane.

- The current 'black leadership' and their calls of 'genocide' in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Let's see if I have this correct: a natural occurance of weather such as a hurricane is an instrument of the 'evil white republican government' whose only purpose is to attack and wipe out a city with a majority black population like New Orleans; and the the government would be lax in their rescue and recovery efforts because of this said same population. Yeah, right. If this were the case, than the tornadoes that happen to rip through the I-35 corridor are predetermined to eliminate the white folks who happen to live in the small towns and trailer parks along the way.

What these chowderheads who are complaining about the response fail to remember is that the city is BELOW SEA LEVEL and a hurricane or other natural disaster of a sizeable power would come in and possibly wipe the city out. Also the current mayor and most of the city council (who happen to be black by some strange coincidence) had this information in hand for a while and could have spent money or petitioned the federal government to stregnthen the levies. Or for that matter take a look at Holland to see how they are dealing with the same issue. BUT NOOOOOOO! None of that happened and now these folks are claiming that the aftermath of Katrina is some sort of plot. And this is about as legitimate as the chances of finding Jimmy Hoffa in the north end zone of Giants Stadium.

-PBS. They are on the radar here again because of there being no mention, whatsoever on their airways about what December 7th of this year was the anniversary of. That is just plain inexcuseable, reprehensible and goes to show once again that political correctness is still worming its sneaky, underhanded way into the society to turn the US and the world into a joke.

- San Francisco. Need I say anymore?

- The Rainbow Alphabet-soupers. As has been mentioned at this site before, these are the same ones who want to claim they represent a rainbow of ideals, persuasions and personal expression, but they tend to be oh so vanilla when it comes down to how they present themselves. Perhaps it just says that some folks are just rainbow enough to belong, while others are supposed to sit in the back of the bus -- so to speak.

There are other deserving persons and orgnaizations so look again for them over the next few days.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

And one of the nominees for Moonbat/Idiot of the year is...

Howard Dean. Dr. Strangegov. Mr 'I have a Scream'
The type of person who makes Chris 'HARDBALL' Matthews look normal and Tim 'It's Sunday, in the fall, it's Meet the Press, GO BILLS!' Russert salivate at the thought of interviewing this punk. Yes he who had his mutant spawn, I mean 'Deanie Babies' spread the word about his version of the party.

If only because this moron has singlehandedly taken the Dems from some form of respectability to a level of respect reserved for the worst sports organizations, he is one of my choices for not just moonbat of the year but also to be hung in effigy. No I do not mean a small town outside of Des Moines.

There are others who deserve mention (and they have been discussed in rather sharp detail in previous posts) but I am starting with the man whose leadership has all but insured that the leadership of the US will be in the right hands. There are a few decent Democrats out there who have not been stung by the taint of the extreme liberal wing of the party, but they are far and few between.

Keep watching this space because there will be others before the end of the year.

Lest we forget this day and the place: December 7th, 1941 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, USA

Folks, the regular blog will be back later, but let us not forget this day. Like 9/11 this was a pivotal day not just in US history, but in that of the world.

In case some of you have forgotten or the history books leave out these details, here is the text of the speech from President Roosevelt:

Yesterday, 7 December 1941-a date which will live in infamy-the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its Government and its Emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese Ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to the Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese Government had deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives were lost. In addition American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday the Japanese Government also launched an attack against Malaya.

Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam.

Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

Last night Japanese forces attacked Wake Island.

This morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

As Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.

Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us.

No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.

I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces-with the unbounded determination of our people-we will gain the inevitable triumph-so help us God.

I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, 7 December, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire

That says it all. For more information, look at Pearl Harbor Attacked .No PC, no BS, just the facts.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

You know it is that time of year when...

Well after that last one (moonbats on this planet seem to grow worse than crabgrass in summer), there was something that has been aired in this area that made me realize that PBS has lost it.

I have mentioned them before in this space and now they deserve another alert. Depending on where you live in the US, your local PBS station may be in the middle of another pledge break. Yep where they air 'exclusive' programs, only to be broken up by folks who look like they came out of central casting for 'semi-good looking TV hosts' asking that people help to support this fine organization. Why? So they can afford to air more programs like the one being aired at that time.

Let's break this down to cases, shall we:

1. The 'exclusive' programs that they air can be found not just on the net, but at any good large record or bookstore. Borders, Tower Records, Barnes and Noble, name them -- the programs can be found. And in some cases oover the net, with additional footage. So hence one does not need to pay DOUBLE or TRIPLE the cost of the program in order to get it as well as a totebag so they can prove they support 'Northern California Public Broadcasting' or 'Oregon Public Broadcasting' or '_______(Fill in the blank) Public Broadcasting', etc.

2. As has been said by others, if they (PBS) is so bloody poor, how about they do something novel their books for public inspection so we can see if they are really in the red or not. Makes sense if only because all non-profits by law are supposed to do that. It is one of those funny little things that is a rule of the IRS and those other strange folks in Washington. Heck, even the Green Bay Packers do a public review of their books because they, like PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting are non-profits. HOWEVER, the Packers are at least honest about their books; they have to be, most of the town has a membership share in the team.

Now if they were to be into full public disclosure, I will bet credits to navy beans that one will find that PBS has enough in its bankroll and coffers to exist on their own for SEVERAL YEARS before having to go and beg from the public like a cheap hooker outside of the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan. If that sounds mean, there is a way for the general public to find out the real deal with PBS. The next time there is a pubic meeting in town that deals with a renewal of the cable franchise, attend it. Then wait for the PBS rep to come in and explain that not only should they be a part of the 'must carry' (this is a clause in the cable contract that says all local stations including PBS and public access stations). If the representative is one of those who comes off as arrogant as the hosts of any of the self-help progams on PBS, he or she will tell the packed room that they are in such a good financial shape that if they were to not be on a must carry basis, their warchest can allow them to even flood the area with better antennea signal for several years and bypass cable. But to the rest of the world, they will appear to be the poor emperor with ratty clothing.

One last comment about the programming during the break: hire people who at least have a better than a passing knowledge about the program they are hawking. For example, while airing a tape of Cream (Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker) , one of the talking heads had was saying this was one of the first 'jam bands' (whatever the heck that means) and that groups like Yes copied their style. The Grateful Dead maybe (they are the subject of another post for another time), but Yes no. Granted, I cannot play an instrument like Eric, Jack or Ginger can, the point here being made is that some should know a little more about their subject than to get on air and expose their somewhat limited point of view to the rest of the world.

Then again, if these folks were not around, folks like me would not have as many people to analyze, critque and call BS artists. And if there were to clean up their collective acts, darn things would really be dull.

What in the world were they thinking with this 'statement'???

Folks, this one defies any description:

Giant condom overlooks Buenos Aires on AIDS Day
01 Dec 2005 20:37:10 GMT

Source: Reuters

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Sightseers in Buenos Aires got a shock on Thursday when the city's most famous landmark, the obelisk, was covered with a giant pink condom on World AIDS Day.

City officials used cranes to unfurl shiny pink cloth over the monolith in a campaign promoting condom use to prevent infection with the HIV virus that causes AIDS.

"It seemed like we could have the biggest impact by putting a condom on the most important symbol of the city," said Sandra Castillo, an organizer of the campaign.

The obelisk, which is identical to the Washington Monument but smaller at 220 feet (67 metres) tall, is a popular tourist site.

Its colorful tip could be spotted from office buildings several blocks away.

Vilma Torres, an Ecuadorean tourist taking snapshots of the structure, said the sight was an unexpected surprise.

"You'd never see something like this in Ecuador," she said.

AIDS killed 66,000 Latin Americans in the past year, according to a U.N. report. In Argentina, the number of reported AIDS cases has fallen 45 percent since 1996, the Health Ministry said on Thursday, and the leading cause of infection was unprotected sex.

Esteban Jubitta, 18, considered the obelisk stunt in bad taste.

"Using this moment to make a sort of joke, it's showing a bit of lack of respect," he said.

All I can say is that it looks as though the weirdness that we here in the US not only take for granted but have also turned into an art form is now being spread throughout the planet. There are other ways to get the message across about the AIDS crisis without reducing the message to a theatre of the absurd.

Friday, December 02, 2005

'Ol' Sparky' must be happy! 1000 down, more to go.

You must be wondering, 'who is Old Sparky?'. Well let me give you a hint: Ted Bundy. Yep Sparky was the electric chair that was used in the Florida State Prison System to send the worst of the worst to eternal sleep with a nice old-fashioned shock to the system.

And why would Sparky be happy today? Due to the fact that one of his kin was used to put this creep, Kenneth Boyd to death. His crime was
murder, which is what this penalty is for. Take a life and guess what kiddies? This is the prize that waits: via lethal injection, hanging or firing squad. That is grand prize for capital murder.

Now there are those out there who have siad this is inhuman, wrong, barbaric and have advocated for the end to capital punishment. Add to this that some say this makes us no better than the Chinese or even the Russians and their gulags. Don't believe the hype, dear readers because those assertions are not even close to true. If we were as bloodthirsty as those anti-death penalty moonbats claim we are, we would be executing people around the clock for even the smallest of crimes. Secondly we would not have the long appeals process for the convicted persons that is in place in all of the US. Even the weird and wacky ACLU will admit to that one.

In the name of full disclosure, there have been mistakes made in the application of the penalty either by overzealous prosecutors, inept defense attorneys or judges who just went a little too far. No system is perfect and ours is far from it. But overall there are the checks and balances that are in place, so in the overwhelming majority of the cases if the person has committed the act, he has gotten the sentence he deserved.

Here is something to consider, epecially those reading this who see the death penalty as being cruel and unusual punishment: Have you thought about the victims of these animals? Do yourself a favor and read about them and how they suffered ? Take a moment to digest the data, look at the pictures and read about the families of those who were left behind. It may not sway the most hardcore of those who want this penalty removed, but it may just give you pause to contemplate that such measures are needed.