Monday, October 31, 2005
Thursday, October 27, 2005
The Black Republican: "Become famous, gain 100 IQ points...
It seems that Global Meteorologic expert Barbara Streisand (What, you thought she was just a singer and a mediocre actress?) has some dire warnings about the effect Global Warming is having on global weather patterns.
Ms. Streisand, who earned her PhD Masters Bachelors Associates Degree Certification... something (TBA - I'm still sifting the Internet for that information) in Meteorology from Harvard Yale Princeton Stanford Berkeley San Francisco Community College University of Phoenix Online The National School of Meteorology well somewhere (I'm still looking for that information too, but I was sure that last one was it!), is warning the world...
We are in a global warming emergency state and these storms are going to become more frequent, more intense, there could be more droughts, dust bowls, you know it's amazing to hear these facts...
This is quite shocking stuff, specially coming from such a well known and highly regarded expert in the field of Global Meteorology. George Bush should quit ignoring the advice of such highly educated and experienced experts!
And in a related story, the nation's leading authority on Foreign Affairs and Military Strategy also has some advice for the President. I would suggest that unless the President listens to this sage advice from one of the worlds leading Foreign Policy experts, then he's likely to lose the 2008 Presidential election to this man."
Why am I not surprised? Strange decision here. We need an avowed conservative so we can duke it out with the left-wing nuts. This will smoke out the Republican liberals and prove again that Row will never be over turned. Too many Republicans and too many Democrats make careers and money on this issue. Groups on both side need this travesty to continue. Babies must die instead of society fixing the underlying problem of loose morals and catering to the "do it if it feels good" mentality. No country following this path in history is still in existence
>AP - Under withering attack from conservatives, President Bush abandoned his push to put loyalist Harriet Miers on the Supreme Court and promised a quick replacement Thursday. Democrats accused him of bowing to the "radical right wing of the Republican Party."
Bush Abandons Push for Miers Nomination (AP)
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Found this on Larry Kudlow's site:
A recent Bruce Bartlett column reportson class warfare charges by the New York Times. Looking at the latest IRS data for 2003, the top 1% of income taxpayers paid 34.3% of personal receipts at the top marginal tax-rate of 35% (which went into effect in July, I believe), though they earned only 16.8% of adjusted gross income:
Inside the top 1% group, the top one-tenth (top 0.1%) paid 15.3% of income taxes. ' These 129,000 tax filers earned 7.6% of the income and paid an average tax rate of 23.6%. This came to $114.6 billion -- four times more than all the taxes paid by the 64 million taxpayers in the bottom 50%-- who paid an average tax rate of 2.9%. '
Noteworthy is the fact that the top earners paid much less when the top tax-rate was 70% at the beginning of Ronald Reagan's presidency. At the end of the Carter era, the richest paid only 19.7% of taxes, and the very richest paid only 7.6%.
The Times, of course, continues to editorialize that Republican tax policy totally favors the rich.
Yet the facts speak otherwise. Lower marginal tax rates induce changes in economic behavior. These behavioral responses lead to more risktaking, more capital formation and more work. That is what the income tax payment data show. The most successful economic
activists earn more and pay far more in taxes. The ladder of upward mobility is jam packed with non-rich folks who become rich."
Maybe tomorrow I'll write my pro-capitalist rant and clear the air for my readers on how capitalism saved the world and made it safe for democracy
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
I couldn't have said it any better about GOVERNMENT of all stripes. You'd think these guys were rock rib right winger's. One wonders though how serious we fat asses are in our revolutionary fervor. It's easy to bitch but with full bellies and comfortable seats, one can run their mouths but when it comes to crunch time every body heads for the tall grass. What do you think?
: "..The magnetic attraction of the capital city is merely increased by the introduction of new technology for spreading the word about the comfortable life that awaits the rancid lot who master the art of careers on the government tab. After all, a big-haired, capped-tooth shill for government-funded business is as useful in Newfoundland as in Toronto. There is plenty of demand in the bowels of state capitalism for those who, through either stupidity or self-interest, are content to hold their tongues and noses as money goes to waste in the service of useless and insulting substitutes for the real work of the industries eliminated by government folly and malice...."
Monday, October 24, 2005
"MEXICO CITY Oct 21, 2005 — Police discovered on Friday that a passenger on a motorcycle involved in an accident in the rough Mexican border city of Tijuana was in fact a corpse which the driver had been carrying through the city strapped to his back.
The motorcycle driver lost control and skidded in the downtown area and when a policeman approached to investigate the mishap, the driver fled.
The police officer checked the passenger, who had been seated behind the driver, and found it was the corpse of a man who had died some time before.
No insurance on the Bastard either.
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Saturday, October 22, 2005
I got this stuff down pat. Looking for new poker sites. Need lots of different tournaments and stupid players. Yea, real stupid hold'em players (heh heh). Haven't hesard anything from cause 2 or El Baldo, Too much football I guess. Usc still winning, me happy. Find out later today if we're still undefeated.
"Just as in my grocer example, there is a balance of trade. The deficit in our nation's goods and services account, sometimes called current account, is matched by a surplus of equal magnitude in our capital account. A large portion of surpluses in our capital account consists of U.S. Treasury debt instruments held by foreigners. As of June 2004, China held nearly $200 billion, Japan over $1 trillion, and Europe combined held over $2 trillion.
Some politicians gripe about all the U.S. debt held by foreigners. Only a politician can have that kind of audacity. Guess who's creating the debt instruments that foreigners hold? If you said it's our profligate Congress, go to the head of the class. If foreigners didn't purchase so much of our debt, we'd be worse off in terms of higher inflation and interest rates. What about the possibility of foreigners dumping our debt? Foreigners aren't stupid. Dumping large amounts of Treasury bonds would drive down their value. Foreigners as well as we would take a hit.
The fact that foreigners are willing to exchange massive amounts of goods in exchange for slips of paper in the forms of currency, stocks and bonds should be a source of pride. It means America, with its wealth, rule of law and the sanctity of contracts, inspires foreigners to hold large amounts of their wealth in U.S. obligations.
Their willingness to do so means something else: Trade increases competition. Ultimately it's competition, many producers competing for his dollar, that truly protects the consumer. What protects producers, at the expense of consumers, are restrictions on competition. The quest to restrict competition is what lies at the heart of the trade deficit demagoguery. When's the last time you heard a consumer complaining about his buying more from a Chinese or Japanese producer than that producer buys from him?
Friday, October 21, 2005
You have to see this guy on t.v. I can watch Fox news while I write this. Really cool. I'm actually writing this on Wednesday and am scheduling it for Friday. I'm using a new tool called Ellicit, it allows me to post to a calendar (has spell check too) and allows auto-post. I'll try anything once. So far so goodYou have to see this guy on t.v.
Our trade deficit :
I buy more from my grocer than he buys from me, and I bet it's the same with you and your grocer. That means we have a trade deficit with our grocers. Does our perpetual grocer trade deficit portend doom? If we heeded some pundits and politicians who are talking about our national trade deficit, we might think so. But do we have a trade deficit in the first place? Let's look at it.
Insofar as the grocer example, there are two accounts that I hold. One is my 'goods' account, which consists of groceries. The other is my 'capital' account, which consists of money. Let's look at what happens when I purchase groceries. Say I purchase $100 worth of groceries. The value of my goods account rises by $100. That rise is matched by an equal $100 decline in my capital account. Adding a plus $100 to a minus $100 yields a perfect trade balance. That transaction, from my grocer's point of view, results in his goods account falling by $100, but when he accepts my cash, his capital account rises by $100, again a trade balance.
The principle here differs not one iota if my grocer was located in another country as opposed to down the street. There'd still be a trade balance when both the goods account and the capital account are considered. Imbalances in goods accounts are all over the place. For example, my grocer buys more from his wholesaler than his wholesaler buys from him. The wholesaler buys more from the manufacturer than the manufacturer buys from him, but when we put capital accounts into the mix, in each case, trade is balanced.
International trade operates under the identical principle. When we as consumers purchase goods from China, and the Chinese don't purchase a like amount of goods from us, it is said that there's a trade deficit. But instead of purchasing goods, the Chinese might purchase corporate stocks, bonds or U.S. Treasury debt instruments."
Thursday, October 20, 2005
This site has a lot of info on poker.
All in Poker Resource: Bluffing
'You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.' - Abraham Lincoln
One element of poker is deception. Bluffing is the quintessential trick in poker. Of course, the reasoning for a bluff is to deceive the other players into thinking you have a better hand when you actually do not. For a bluff to work, you need the other players to think you actually have that better hand. Many beginning poker players love this idea of bluffing and often misuse it."
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Check this Viking pussy out for a real blast.
Heres the book by the guy who is considered the best poker player of all time.
Why Intelligent Design Is Going to Win It doesn't matter if you like it or not. It doesn't matter if you think it's true or not. Intelligent Design theory is destined to supplant Darwinism as the primary scientific explanation for the origin of human life. ID will be taught in public schools as a matter of course. It will happen in our lifetime. It's happening right now, actually.
1) ID will win because it's a religion-friendly, conservative-friendly, red-state kind of theory, and no one will lose money betting on the success of red-state theories in the next fifty to one hundred years.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: families that reproduce people tend to reproduce ideas, as well. The most vocal non-scientist proponents of ID are those delightfully fertile Catholics, Evangelicals, and similarly right-leaning middle-class college-educated folk -- the kind whose children will inherit the country. Eventually, the social right will have the sheer manpower to teach ID wherever they please."
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Any way I bought a new tv card (Hauppauge tv 150 usb2) Works great except when I record. On play back no sound. Probably the integrated sound card. To rub it in I bought a video card to use thinking it would improve the picture. Won't fit. Back to the store shortly for a new computer. Dell sucks.
Found this the other day:
David Horowitz: "It is true that Vietnam eventually became a trading partner ('friend' is another matter). But this was not 'once we left and quit bombing its people.' Before that took place, a Republican President confronted the Soviet Union in Europe and Afghanistan and forced the collapse of the Soviet empire. It was only then, after the Cold War enemy and support of the Vietnamese Communists had been defeated that they accommodated themselves to co-existence with the United States.
The 'blame America first' mentality so manifest in this McGovern statement is endemic to the appeasement mentality that the progressive Senator so typifies: 'Iraq has been nestled along the Tigris and Euphrates for 6,000 years. It will be there 6,000 more whether we stay or leave, as earlier conquerors learned.' In McGovern's Alice-in-Wonderland universe, Iraq did not invade two countries, use chemical weapons on its Kurdish population, attempt to assassinate a U.S. president, spend tens of billions of dollars on banned weapons programs, aid and abet Islamic terrorists bent on destroying the West, and defy 17 UN resolutions to disarm itself, open its borders to UN inspectors, and adhere to the terms of the UN truce it had signed when its aggression in Kuwait was thwarted."
Sunday, October 16, 2005
Found this from the ex mayor of New York, a democrat from wayback, who supports Bush, talking about Islamo-terrorists:
Ed Koch: "'Over the years these extremists have used a litany of excuses for violence — the Israeli presence on the West Bank, or the U.S. military presence in Saudi Arabia, or the defeat of the Taliban, or the Crusades of a thousand years ago. In fact, we're not facing a set of grievances that can be soothed and addressed. We're facing a radical ideology with inalterable objectives: to enslave whole nations and intimidate the world. No act of ours invited the rage of the killers — and no concession, bribe, or act of appeasement would change or limit their plans for murder.'
' we're determined to deny radical groups the support and sanctuary of outlaw regimes. State sponsors like Syria and Iran have a long history of collaboration with terrorists, and they deserve no patience from the victims of terror. The United States makes no distinction between those who commit acts of terror and those who support and harbor them, because they're equally as guilty of murder. Any government that chooses to be an ally of terror must hold those regimes to account.'"
P.S Farakhan assembled a huge pile of nut cases in Washington. Good way for the government to photograph and keep an eye on them. You got to hear this weirdo to believe it.
Friday, October 14, 2005
Michelle Malkin: "http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Oct. 12 marks the fifth anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole. Seventeen American sailors were murdered in the attack. They were casualties of a war with radical Islamic terror that America hadn't yet declared and which the mainstream media still refuses to acknowledge today.
Too many of us were blind in 2000 — unable or unwilling or simply too uninterested to connect such blood-stained dots as al Qaeda's 1993 World Trade Center bombing attack, the 1996 Khobar Tower bombings, the 1998 African embassy bombings, and the attack on the Cole. After Sept. 11, 2001, all of our eyes should have been pried wide open to the evils of Muslim extremism that exist among us in both organized and freelance form.
The watchdogs in the national press, however, insist on clouding our vision.
Since 9/11, I've reported on the media's reluctance to highlight the convicted Washington, D.C.-area snipers' Islamist proclivities and journalists' refusal to call Egyptian gunman Hesham Hadayet's acts of murder at the Israeli airline counter at Los Angeles International Airport on July 4, 2002, 'terrorism.'
Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes noted how quickly the media sought to whitewash the bloody bus-hijacking by Croatian illegal alien Damir Igric a month after 9/11. Although the incident 'echoed similar attacks by Palestinians on Israeli buses,' Pipes observed, the 'media attributed the violence to post-traumatic stress syndrome.'
National Guardsman Ryan Anderson (a.k.a. Amir Talhah), a Muslim convert who allegedly attempted to pass sensitive military information to al Qaeda over the Internet, rated barely a blip on the media radar screen.
Similarly, press accounts have downplayed the disruption of terrorist cells on American soil: The Lackawanna Six were just nice Muslim boys led astray. The Virginia Jihad Network was just a group of weekend paintball enthusiasts. Those indicted imams in Lodi, Calif., are just misunderstood 'moderates.' Terror suspects deported on immigration charges are just victims of discrimination.
Now, many of my readers wonder why the MSM won't touch the strange and troubling story of the University of Oklahoma bomber, Joel Henry Hinrichs III. On Oct. 1, Hinrichs died on a park bench outside the school's packed football stadium when a homemade bomb in his possession exploded. The Justice Department has sealed a search warrant in the case. The university's president, David Boren, is pooh-poohing local media and Internet blog reports of possible jihadist influences on Hinrichs. The dead bomber was, we are being told, simply a depressed and troubled young man with 'no known ties' to terrorism.
Never mind that, according to local news reporters, the bomb-making material found in Hinrichs' apartment was triacetone triperoxide — the explosive chemical of choice of shoe bomber Richard Reid and the London 7/7 subway bombers.
Never mind the local police department's confirmation that Hinrichs had attempted to buy ammonium nitrate a few days before his death.
Never mind the concerns of Oklahoma University student journalist Rachael Kahne, who told me this week in a call for the media's help:
'I've been working on this story since the night it happened, and have been stonewalled at every turn. . . . Minutes after the explosion, police busted into a student's apartment and arrested four Muslim students who were there for a small gathering (the president of the Muslim Student Association assures me this was in no way a 'party'). Among those arrested [and later released] was Fazal Cheema, Joel Henry Hinrichs' Pakistani roommate. I was baffled when I heard this. I didn't know how police would be able to identify who Hinrichs was, where he lived, who his roommate was, and then find where his roommate was in a matter of minutes. Something isn't adding up, and I've been wracking my brain for the past week trying to figure out what happened here. OU isn't saying anything more than the typical PR spin, and the FBI won't talk.'
Nothing to see here. Move along. Islam is a peaceful religion. Stop asking so many damned questions.
Such is the attitude of the national media, which seems to believe that 'tis better to live in ignorance and indulge in hindsight later than to offend the gods of political correctness.
Is she hot or what?
“That’s the first time in my Navy career that I had to let someone die, so I did,” Parlier said. “I made the call. I said last rites. I said a prayer and then we put him on the side somewhere so he wouldn’t be in a position where he was dying in front of the crew and demoralizing the crew.”
What did demoralize the crew was Yemenis celebrating the attack in view of Cole crewmembers for a couple of nights following the attack, Parlier said. They felt the Cole was their trophy, he said.
“Boy, that sticks [with me], seeing all these guys in white outfits jumping up and down, partying music blaring,” he said.
For the Cole’s sailors, it was tough not to retaliate, he said.
The Cole incident was one of a series of terrorist attacks in the 1990s that were not adequately answered by the United States, said Marc Genest, an associate professor of strategy and policy at the Naval War College.
“Measured responses against terrorist organizations are seen as a sign of weakness, not strength,” he said.
Genest said the overall lesson from the Cole is that not responding to terrorists’ attacks only emboldens them.
“The time to attack terrorists is at the very beginning of their strategy,” he
Michelle Malkin: "The Democrat-run Washington D.C., government has been caught with its hand in the taxpayer-funded cookie jar. Jim McElhatton of the Washington Times reports:
The D.C. government employees tasked with providing care to the city's poor have taken home nearly half of the more than $1 million in bonus money awarded by the District during the first half of fiscal 2005.
Nearly 400 employees in the D.C. Department of Human Services (DHS) received approximately $479,000 in extra money in their paychecks from Oct. 1, 2004, to March 31, 2005, according to D.C. Office of Personnel records.
Citywide, the D.C. government awarded 565 bonus payments for $1.06 million.
D.C. City Council member Adrian M. Fenty, chairman of the council's Committee on Human Services, which oversees the Department of Human Services, yesterday said he's going to conduct an inquiry of the department's bonuses.
'The Department of Human Services is not one of our better-running agencies right now,' said Mr. Fenty, Ward 4 Democrat and mayoral candidate. 'We're going to do a full scrubbing of this.'"
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Every once in a while, I find some one famous that has a non-politically correct viewpoint. One of the great movements in modern history is exposed here and put in it's proper perspective. You have to read the whole speech to get it all. I've been convinced of this for quite a while:
"Environmentalism as Religion: "There's an initial Eden, a paradise, a state of grace and unity with nature, there's a fall from grace into a state of pollution as a result of eating from the tree of knowledge, and as a result of our actions there is a judgment day coming for us all. We are all energy sinners, doomed to die, unless we seek salvation, which is now called sustainability. Sustainability is salvation in the church of the environment. Just as organic food is its communion, that pesticide-free wafer that the right people with the right beliefs, imbibe.
Eden, the fall of man, the loss of grace, the coming doomsday---these are deeply held mythic structures. They are profoundly conservative beliefs. They may even be hard-wired in the brain, for all I know. I certainly don't want to talk anybody out of them, as I don't want to talk anybody out of a belief that Jesus Christ is the son of God who rose from the dead. But the reason I don't want to talk anybody out of these beliefs is that I know that I can't talk anybody out of them. These are not facts that can be argued. These are issues of faith."
Environmentalism as Religion: "So I can tell you some facts. I know you haven't read any of what I am about to tell you in the newspaper, because newspapers literally don't report them. I can tell you that DDT is not a carcinogen and did not cause birds to die and should never have been banned. I can tell you that the people who banned it knew that it wasn't carcinogenic and banned it anyway. I can tell you that the DDT ban has caused the deaths of tens of millions of poor people, mostly children, whose deaths are directly attributable to a callous, technologically advanced western society that promoted the new cause of environmentalism by pushing a fantasy about a pesticide, and thus irrevocably harmed the third world. Banning DDT is one of the most disgraceful episodes in the twentieth century history of America. We knew better, and we did it anyway, and we let people around the world die and didn't give a damn."
The rich and the powerful convey the illusion of a truly democratic society in which we are granted certain inalienable rights, but our very thought processes and opinions are channeled and shaped by propaganda so that we do not challenge the real control by the corporate elite and their government appointees.
Poker has improved. Kicked ass this morning. Have to do an inventory this morning which means tear apart the truck and reorder (reorder means "made money" a good thing)
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Had shitty week at Pokerstars, lost 12 tourney's in a row. No matter what I had I was toast. Makes me want to go back to pinouchle. (Yea right)
Bush sinks in pols. Democrats right below him. These guys are hostage to beauracrats and groups with money. Secret to politics is belonging to one party or the other and not rocking the boat. Since more of us get a government check than not, this the only way to play it. Promise bigger checks, and deliver. Tax, spend and borrow keeps you in power. As long as we share the wealth with foreigners, (free trade and high oil prices) They'll finance the debt. The government simply sells bonds, mostly to Japan and Saudi Arabia governments and to the rich of the world and stay in power. This means that other than rhetoric, not a whole lot of reform or difference will ever come out of Washington. Until the Nukes go off. Or some real disease is unleashed. Of course, big shots will be taken care of don't worry. The system seems pretty safe to me.
The non-monetary or non-security issue big deal for most voters is abortion. Millions of Republican voters only care for this in a candidate. Solving it will probably take a big chunk out of their base. Christians that I know of aren't to crazy about politics any way(render unto Caeser I guess)tells me that legal abortion will always be with us. The Dems receive millions over this and it is after all a big money maker as an industry. Bush could be serious with Harriet. She might be a serious threat to tipping over the boat. Should be a war from both sides.
Favorite bumpersticker on an old ford pick up:
Keep honkin asshole, I'm reloading.
You have to be in so cal to get it. Evey nutcase who watches t.v. comes here to shoot up the interstates.
Friday, October 07, 2005
Poker sucks this morning. Bad beat city. Getting rivered every game. Guess I'll have to get to a casino and do it right. Looking some idiot in the eye as he gives me his mortgage payment really starting to sound good. Of course, I can't afford the stakes but........
Heres a quote I made up:
If your ass stinks, wash it.
Another 7,4 off suit, I'm on a roll here.
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Waiting for the Supreme court to be settled. Most Republicans figure that the powers that be will change abortion rulings and send the matter back to the states. Not in my lifetime. They'd lose 10 or 15 percent of their vote. If we want big spenders in congress might as well vote democrat and get Hillary in for pres. Big government is big government. Must be libertarianism catching up with me.
Tried playing on poker.com. Not impressed so far. Pokerstars still has better selection of tournaments. Later...