Friday, May 29, 2009

Takin' it Easy Today

Today is my thirtieth birthday.

I guess I'll finally have to decide what I want to be when I grow up...

And now, for your viewing pleasure, Steven Crowder:

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Belated Memorial Day

Let me just start off by saying, yes, I know that Memorial Day is to honor our fallen soldiers.

That said, I think we must keep in mind that our living soldiers could, at any moment, be asked to give all in defense of this country and her People.

I haven't posted in a while due to work, which included a long shift on the holiday yesterday.

I have a bumber sticker that says, "My brother is in the Army" and looks like this:

When I came out to go home, someone had written on a napkin, "Tell your brother THANKS!!!"

Sometimes I forget that people can be so good. What a heart warmer that was... And I got a call from my brother last night almost immediately after I got home. No reason, he said. Just wanted to chat with his Sis. He was touched when I told him about the note.

My gratitude to the person who took the time to leave that note under my windshield wiper.

Friday, May 22, 2009

What is Torture?

Gotta love those folks at the ROP website:

The Dark Pelosi:

I've said it before and I'll say it again: CROWDER RAWKS!!!

Jailhouse Religion

I think it's a fantastic idea to have those fellows from Gitmo given civilian trials and imprisoned in our jails.

What could go wrong?

The FBI and NYPD busted a four-man homegrown terror cell Wednesday night that was plotting to blow up two Bronx synagogues while simultaneously shooting a plane out of the sky, sources told the Daily News.

The idea was to create a "fireball that would make the country gasp," one law enforcement said.

Little did they know the plastic explosives packed into their car bombs and the plane-downing Stinger missile in their backseat were all phony - supplied by undercover agents posing as Pakistani militants linked to Al Qaeda.

Please read the whole thing here.

Thank God the FBI is trying to do the jobs that our Congress and President won't do!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Looks like Bubba was up to his old tricks at the Life Ball Charity in Vienna over the weekend:

I'm sure Fran didn't mind a bit. She did support Hillary's presidential bid.

What's Good for the Goose:

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Environmentalist = Terrorism?

I finally got a day off.

It was a good day... And then I saw this:

he Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that greenhouse gases endanger public health and welfare, and on Monday, the agency held the first of two hearings to hear what the public thinks of its finding.

Among the dozens of people offering comments on Monday, one Muslim leader claimed that the war on terror is “really a euphemism” for the battle to control the world’s oil supply.

Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, the director of outreach at the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Virginia and the head of government relations for the Muslim Alliance of North America, told EPA officials his comments might be upsetting to some.

“I believe sometimes the war on terror is really a euphemism for the wars for oil and natural gas,” Abdul-Malik said at the all-day comment session held at EPA headquarters in Arlington. “Maybe if it were the Hindus who had oil under their feet there would be Hindu fundamentalists and extremists.”

(Read the whole article here.)

This is just idiotic and wrong on so many levels.

I just can't take it...

Friday, May 15, 2009

They Had Better Do It Now, And Reduce The Surplus Population!

This audio was on the Glenn Beck program yesterday morning.

I have emphasized the disturbing statement made on our Senate floor by Professor Stuart Altman of Brandeis University:

Voice: Remember, our population is aging and at the very, very elderly, the costs go down so that percentage should be falling and it's not. Second, the cost of care is growing by so much so at the same percentage it's worth a lot more. So let's go back to the issue of comparative effectiveness which we're supporting. That's where that can have a big impact. It's not the only place. But that's where the waste is. That's where people are using technologies that really either don't work at all or keep people alive for very limited and very high costs. Hospice is one option, but we do need to take account of the?? you know, I hate to say it, the cost benefit of some of the things we do and either we can do it directly or we can do it by bundling payments and let the delivery system deal with it. So it's a combination of the delivery system dealing with it or?? and/or you providing more information for people that make the right decisions, both for themselves and for their care.

Glenn: Do you understand what he just said?

What he said?? this should terrify people. He's saying you can either let the delivery system do it, in other words, the healthcare system can just say, yeah, you're not going to get that. You're too old. You're a drain on society. I'm sorry, no kidney dialysis for people over 70. What is it in the UK?

60. Some the things they cut off once you outlived your usefulness.

This is Nazi Germany stuff.

This is the kind of stuff that is progressive in its nature. It is eugenics. It is survival of the fittist. It is the reason why the abortion argument makes so much difference. You can't devalue life at either end because these people are waiting to swoop in and say it's just not worth doing these things. Don't waste the money on old people. They're not going to live long anyway. Spend it on someone who meets the requirements of our cost benefit analysis. So old people, thanks for all the contributions you made to society during your better years but now we're sorry to say it's time to send you to a better place, heaven.

Read the whole transcript here.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Leave My Vices Alone!

How to Get Time Off of Work:

I urgently needed a few days off work, but I knew the Boss would not allow
me to take leave.

I thought maybe if I acted 'CRAZY' then he would tell me to take a few days

So, I hung upside down on the ceiling and made funny noises.

My co-worker asked me what I was doing. I told her that I was pretending to be a
light bulb so that the Boss would think I was 'CRAZY' and give me a few days off.

A few minutes later the Boss came into the office and asked, 'What are you
doing?' I told him I was a light bulb.

He said, 'You are clearly stressed out. Go home and recuperate for a couple of days.'

I jumped down and walked out of the office.

When my co-worker followed me, the Boss asked her, 'And where do you think
you're going?

She said, 'I'm going home too, I can't work in the dark.'

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of my mommy friend out there!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Rock on, Crowder!

One week.

I can't believe I haven't blogged in a week. Home life and work is crazy, but I'm going to do a little catching up today!

We have a new dog in the house. Kona is a Pit Bull from the county humane society. Despite popular conception, she is a sweet, loving lap hound who is still a bit unsure (we think she was beaten) but very eager to please.

A pic:

An aside... Maaaan, I can't wait for the new Star Trek movie. Gotta find a babysitter...

I've loved all the Trekkie whining over it, too: