I received an email from one of my Senators, John Duncan this evening. He’s touting his sponsorship of a “point of order” on the proposed highway bill, which “called on Congress to face fiscal reality as it considers a two-year highway reauthorization bill.” He says he’s “against the pending highway bill for violating spending restrictions”. […]

Santorum makes me want to throw up

So I’m reading the headlines this afternoon, and I see where Santorum is now saying that JFK’s speech (I’m quoting from the WSJ story) “makes me throw up”. For the record, Santorum is referring to a speech JFK made on Sept 12, 1960. Just what did JFK say that made Santorum puke? Here it is: […]

Buffett’s view on gold

I posted this last April, as I heard lot’s of people taking about a bubble in gold, and how gold “doesn’t provide a dividend” and how gold “doesn’t make a profit”.   After reading Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders today, I felt compelled to update the numbers, as Buffett dissed gold pretty bad. […]

Worst. President. Ever.

Just a quick Worst. President. Ever. update. Today we’re looking at the debt competition category.  (All data is from http://www.savingsbonds.gov/NP/BPDLogin?application=np) Total debt, last day before Bush’s first budget, 9/30/2001 – $5,807,463,412,200.06 Total debt, last day before Obama’s first budget, 9/30/2009 – $11,909,829,003,511.70 Total debt as of yesterday evening, 1/17/2011 – $15,236,288,061,558.65 Bush total debt increase […]

Batshit Bachmann drops out

Dammit!  Michelle Bachmann dropped out of the race today.  She was so easy to make fun of, just had to read the speeches that day to get new batshit material. Oh well, the whacko side of the Republican party is still well represented with Perry, Gingrich, and Santorum. I’d add Mitt to the list, but […]

Flip Flop Mitt

I ran across a free app in the Android market called Flip-Flop Mitt.  I was actually looking for some documentation on his hold-my-finger-in-the-air-and-see-what-my-position-should-be-today policies when I saw it.  Not bad, but it asks the same 8 questions each time you play. Anyway, I found a few sites that document a few of Mitt Romney’s many […]

Protester of the Year

It would take me many pages to chronicle my thoughts on this – almost as many pages as TIME took to explain their choice. Suffice it to say that I think there’s a huge difference between the Arab Spring protests and the “I want free shit and I want it now” protests in the US. […]

Occupy NPR

I listen to NPR daily (nothing else but inane college football talk on the radio here) as I drive to and from work.  This morning I heard this bit of garbage from NPR presented as news: LATOYA DENNIS, BYLINE: Just down the road from the state capitol building in Madison, Christina Long is living in […]

Cops suck

http://www.ajc.com/news/man-facing-105-years-1221252.html David Sturdivant has lost his liberty, a kidney, his home, his business and all his belongings. “He was under the mistaken belief it would be OK to shoot at an intruder,” senior assistant district attorney Jason Park said in court. Stupid fucking cops and DA have zero common sense.  If there’s no right to […]

Climategate part 2

The news this morning was that there has been another release of emails from the University of East Anglia. According to a story from the Sacramento Bee, “The British university whose leaked emails caused a global climate science controversy in 2009 says it has discovered a potentially much larger data breach.” I have not read […]