First I have to tell two tales that happened to me today.
The first was the zipper on my winter jacket decided finally to quit working for good. The part that one pulls up or down to zip up or unzip? It broke into two parts! So jacket is useless now. Into the trash. But got out my other winter jacket. I liked that one more, but my wife liked the now into the trash jacket because it was more colorful.
The second was earlier I had created this long post with lots of articles and graphics. And when I got to the last line, the last word. And went to hit the period? I hit some key that caused the entire post to disappear! Yep, all my hard work on that post, which you will never read, went down the drain. Don’t ask me what the key was, but it was a doozy. See I type looking at the screen and not my keyboard. I was taught how to type without looking at the keys like way before there were even electric typewriters!
If I ever find out what that key is that eliminated my post, I will then proceed to cuss it out.
Buy a McDonald’s burger and leave it on your counter for a year.
Melanie Hesketh, from Windsor, Ontario, has a McDonald’s cheeseburger sitting on her kitchen counter. It looks as good as new, except that it’s been there for a year. That’s right, a whole year. Nope, no mould, no fungi, no maggots. Apparently, even bacteria won’t eat the food that millions of people around the world queue up for, each day. According to Melanie, who is a professional nutritionist at Windsor’s Lifetime Wellness Center, the meat patty has just shrunk a little but otherwise looks edible. It has a faint but lingering greasy, leathery odor, and still smells slightly like a burger. Her trick has worked pretty well. The sight of the burger in their kitchen every single day has helped her kids cut back on their intake of fast food. In fact, her oldest son has visited McDonald’s maybe only twice in the past year, in spite of growing peer pressure.
The meat-patty is all fine, but I was wondering about the bun and the cheese. Surely, those should have gone moldy in at least a few weeks. Melanie reports otherwise. The bun has hardened, but is perfectly preserved along with the slice of cheese. She attributes this to the ‘astronomical’ amounts of salt and other preservatives contained in fast food. All this does make one wonder (once again) about the food served in places like McDonald’s. If the food never spoils, exactly how old is that burger that’s being served to us? In response to such questions, the company says on their website, “Despite the myths out there, our meat is very real!” They go on to point out that the meat used is “100 per cent Canadian, CFIA-inspected beef.” The meat is “sprinkled with salt and pepper at the restaurant during cooking. That’s it. No additives, fillers or binding agents,” they add.
Okay, here are my thoughts on those US MARINES now in hot water because of the video on youtube and gosh knows how many news sites right now about them pissing on the dead terrorist taliban idiots.
GOOD FOR THEM!
Now the bad thing is? Our islamic president, his liberal ass minions in the defense department, the state department and well the entire leftist government we are under are screaming bloody murder at this BARBARIC and inhumane action by our marines! Of course, these are the same idiot islamic liberals who praise the freaking taliban and do not say a word when the taliban kill, torture and behead our people or their people! Talk about some anti-american assholes we have leading America and our military!
Even dumbass, old senile asshole, John McCain has chimed in and calls it a barbaric act and wanting action taken against our marines! This guy has got to go! He is now a for real islamic! Yes, I call anyone who protests what our military does against the terrorists an islamic! And also anyone who praises the taliban, the terrorists, etc. as an islamic. There and now that means like 99% of all liberals, including idiots like those so called journalists on CNN, MSNBC, etal. are all islamics!
I think we should all hope and pray those marines are not put into any harm or made to pay some stupid sentence for a crime that is not a damn crime! And ouchie, but some dumbass news outlet has come out and posted all the names of those marines for the world and the terrorists to see! Now those who did this have now put those men and their families into danger! Freaking asshole islamics!
Muslims still whining about NYC police surveillance of Muslims Tough shit I say! If they do not like the fact that they are terrorists and haters of America and have to be watched like hawks, let them go back to their filthy ass countries! I really believe that every single muslim asshole in our country should be watched, every mosque watched, every muslim business watched, hell like all things and all animals called muslims should be watched 24/7. Or deport every one who bitches and whines! Hell, deport ALL muslims. Hear tell that Canada loves muslim ragheads, send them all north….
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) appears to be in the early stages of launching an investigation into the Department of the Interior’s handling of the Occupy DC encampment at McPherson Square, an effort that his panel’s top Democrat thinks is a waste of time.
“Our committee has the power to achieve great benefits investigating waste, fraud and abuse on behalf of the American people,” Oversight and Government Reform ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said in a statement provided to Roll Call, “but investigating Occupy Wall Street protestors is a poor use of our resources and authority.”
Issa’s interest in the situation began late last year when he sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar asking for answers and documents relating to protestors’ around-the-clock presence at McPherson Square since Sept. 17. Issa believes it could constitute “camping,” which would be in violation of the law.
He also said their presence could be harming public grounds that received more than $400,000 in upgrades as part of the 2009 economic stimulus law.
(notice the liberal asswipe who is protecting these occupier dirtbags? a democrat, natch!)
by Noel Sheppard, Newsbusters
As NewsBusters previously reported, CNN’s Piers Morgan on Tuesday told Andrew Breitbart that he’s “notoriously evil about almost everybody.”
The following morning, comedian and syndicated radio host Dennis Miller called Morgan out for this affront.
Read the article here.
These days, there is plenty of wrangling over the future of America’s woeful traditional public schools. Inside the Beltway, congressional Republicans, Senate Democrats, and President Barack Obama are in a stalemate over the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act. Obama will also have to defend his school reform legacy against any one of the Republican presidential aspirants who becomes the nominee (who, in turn, will have to distance himself from the school reform mantle of George W. Bush, upon whose efforts Obama has built his own).
In statehouses throughout the country, school reform outfits such as StudentsFirst — the one million member organization started in 2010 by legendary (or infamous) former Washington, D.C. school chancellor Michelle Rhee — are sparring with affiliates of the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers over expanding school choice, and overhauling the system of teacher compensation that has imposed a $1.1 trillion burden on taxpayers.
There are the emerging cadres of Parent Power activists who are pushing against traditional school districts for the passage of Parent Trigger laws, which allow a majority of parents to petition for the overhaul of failing schools, and the end of zoned school policies that restrict school choice. Families in the Los Angeles suburb of Lynwood are already tangling with the AFT local there (which has all but called the parents dupes for “pro-charter heavy hitters”). Meanwhile school reformers will battle with teachers’ unions at the polls over efforts to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (who successfully abolished collective bargaining and forced dues payments by teachers to the two unions), and roll back reforms in states such as Idaho.
But the next front in the battle over schools will involve the most-unlikely of players: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. As with the traditional teacher compensation and defined-benefit civil service pensions, it is the high cost of decades of dealmaking — this time between states and the federal government — that will put teachers’ unions and other defenders of traditional public education on the defensive.
Thanks to decades of deal-making between NEA and AFT affiliates, state governments, and school districts, school spending has increased by a five-fold while the number of teachers and bureaucrats have increased by a factor of three; school spending increased by 16 percent between 2000 and 2007 alone. Even during the economic malaise, most states sheltered education from the cost-cutting applied to other line-items. The Obama administration also helped by providing $95 billion in federal stimulus spending and another $10 billion ladled to states and school districts as part of the Edujobs plan for staving off expected teacher layoffs that weren’t ever coming to pass.
But states are now realizing the full cost of the array of degree- and seniority-based pay scales, defined-benefit pensions, almost-free healthcare, and near-lifetime employment that has made teaching the most-lucrative profession (and most-insulated from hiring and firing) within the public sector. The average state spent 34 cents on benefits for every dollar of teacher salary in 2008-2009 versus 28 cents six years ago. These burdens, along the unlikelihood of future federal bailouts, and the realization that traditional teacher compensation ineffective at rewarding high-quality teachers and spurring student achievement, have led budget-cutting governors and legislatures to team up with school reformers on requiring teachers to pay more toward their healthcare costs, move towards alternatives such as performance-based pay, abolish collective bargaining, and make it tougher for laggard teachers to keep their jobs.
Read the article here.
Think about this good and hard….
One day, Nancy Pelosi lands in her private jet and is escorted to her limo. She gets in. It pulls out, and the doors lock. A cell phone jammer is employed to keep her from calling out and the limo drives to a location not where she wanted to go. Henry Waxman also disappears.
For the entire post, check out The Anti-Liberal Zone
Obama Regime Sends Coast Guard To Protect Ships From Violent Union Goons, Occupiers…
In other words, Obama is sending the Coast Guard to protect ships from his supporters.
Of course what you won’t read in the MSM is that we have already exceeded the debt limit.
(OTM) — President Obama has officially requested an increase to the statutory debt limit.
The formal request gives both chambers 15 days to vote on whether to approve of the $1.2 trillion hike. The House plans to vote on this request when it returns next week, a spokeswoman for Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said.
In a letter to House and Senate leaders sent Thursday, the president informed the Congress that the federal government had come within $100 billion of the existing limit and another increase is “required to meet existing commitments.” The boost will be the third and final increase to the ceiling under the debt limit deal struck in August, and is intended to cover the government’s borrowing through the 2012 elections.
Egyptian Salafi Leader Says Greeting Christians On Religious Occasions “Forbidden” Soon, he will say it is okay to kill Christians. Wait and see!
Stephanopoulos: Contraception debate question ‘a bet’ with Diane Sawyer Short guy and islamic woman. What a pair! They need to get fired and not allowed to be in the news/opinions business.
Occupy squalor: the ultimate test for helicopter parents If one of our kids (who were raised right by the way) had a brain fart and joined the occupiers? I would say you made your bed, you lay in it.
The Daily Mail reports that Robert Ixer from the University of Leicester and Richard Bevins of the National Museum of Wales think the rocks may have come from Craig Rhos-y-Felin in Pembrokeshire, a county in southwest Wales. They found almost 99 percent of the rhyolite rock samples from Stonehenge’s inner circle matched rock from this area.
According to the museum press release, the story deepens:
Along the Rhos-y-felin crags, the rhyolites are distinctly different on a scale of metres or tens of metres. This has enabled Bevins and Ixer to match some Stonehenge debitage samples to an even more precise locality at the extreme northeastern end of the area.
What this means is that the area is now small enough for archaeologists to excavate to try and uncover evidence for associated human activity so providing another strand of the story of how the stones from Pembrokeshire reached Stonehenge.
“Many have asked the question over the years, how the stones got from Pembrokeshire to Stonehenge,” Bevins said in the press release. “Was it human transport? Was it due to ice transport? Thanks to geological research, we now have a specific source for the rhyolite stones from which to work and an opportunity for archaeologists to answer the question that has been widely debated. It is important now that the research continues.”
In his last Afterburner of 2011, Bill Whittle takes a look at the state of this country three years into Obama’s rule and has amassed a list of breathtaking failures bound to stun and/or depress champions of smaller government. Solyndra, Fast & Furious, the Keystone Pipeline and the deficit are just a handful of the scandals that make Bill’s blood boil. So what do we need to do in 2012 to counteract Obama’s policies? Take a look.
Steyn: Another year deeper into denial
At last night’s General Assembly, Occupy Wall Street passed a proposal to set up a $100,000 fund solely for bailing people out of jail. It’s the largest chunk of funds that OWS has allocated for one purpose, and represents nearly a third of the budget. The fund is meant to get protesters out of jail following direct actions, which historically have ended in multiple arrests — or mass arrests, like on the Brooklyn Bridgeback in September.
According to OWS media team member Jeff Smith, “we didn’t change any of the stipulations on who gets bail and how much.” Three thousand dollars is still the maximum bail allowed, except for under special circumstances (like with Joshua Fellows, whose bail was set at $25,000. The movement agreed to pay it. the bail was apparently paid by a third party, not OWS itself).
The new bail budget is effective immediately. Policies are already in place for who gets bail and who doesn’t — according to Smith, any kind of violent offense would require consensus to bail the person out, while smaller offenses that go along with the territory of direct actions (trespassing, disorderly conduct, etc) can dip into the bail fund automatically.
Last night the protesters also voted to send money to Occupy Oakland, in the neighborhood of $25,000.
(see, they know they are doing wrong. idiots who give them money are just that, idiots. does the tea party have such a fund? does the tea party need such a fund?)
Obama’s National Security ‘Not Top 10? of 2011 Read this and see why America is screwed with Obama leading!
Des Moines, Iowa back in the news.
Chris Matthews showed up from Java Joe’s in Des Moines in the 11 am hour on MSNBC Friday to underline the liberal arrogance that in the Obama era, all the country’s hatred is against Obama, and apparently liberals are utterly incapable of adding anything to the Hate Quotient.
“I heard a voice this morning a woman came up to me and said I’m really for Obama, but I want to end these years of hatred. Now if people start voting for the Republicans because there’s too much divisiveness because of Obama, that’s real trouble for the White House,” Matthews said. He then declared: “In other words, the way to end the hatred in America is to get rid of the object of the hatred. Well, that’s a strange way to do things.”
(yes, the idiot says basically that liberals don’t hate, it is the republicans, the tea party people. again the leftist mantra, racism if you do not like obama!)
Ron Paul in Des Moines:
Appearing on Jan Mickelson’s radio show on WHO in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday morning, Rep. Ron Paul, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, said he believes he is the candidate that “can connect with both” the Tea Party movement and the Occupy movement.
Paul’s observation came after Mickelson asked him about a group of Occupiers who were protesting at Paul’s Iowa campaign office on Thursday morning.
The Iowa Republican presidential caucuses will take place this Tuesday.
Here is a transcript of Mickelson’s and Paul’s exchange [...]
Paul: “Last week, I believe, we had a rally and people on the staff were worried. You know: Occupiers are there, occupiers are there. They’re in the front row. What are you going to do? What are you going to do? Should we call the police? I said no: Just relax a little bit. And there was no ruckus, and afterwards I shook a lot of hands. They come up to me and they say: We are from the Occupy movement but we support you. So, I figure that, you know, an open viewpoint about the Constitution and freedom and attacking some of the things that they don’t like—they don’t like the bailouts, and I don’t like the bailouts. So, there are some things that we can agree on. I think the Tea Party movement and the Occupy movement are motivated for different reasons, but they come together because they don’t trust government anymore and that’s why I think I can connect with both groups.”
(maybe come tuesday the followers of this old man here in Iowa will wake up sober and not vote in the caucus for him? hey, I can hope!)
Some members of the Occupy Wall Street group in Charlotte, N.C., are under fire for setting American flags ablaze, but one of the protesters is defending his incendiary actions.
“Those were actions taken on my behalf,” Occupy Charlotte member Alex Tyler said at a camp meeting, according to a Charlotte Observer report. “I did it to display my utter contempt for American greed, not (the military).”
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged Tyler and three other men with arson and setting fire to woods in the area of tents that previously housed members of the local Occupy movement. A police report says the men caused the fire by burning two American flags.
Burning a flag is not illegal, but local police say the protest violated the law because a fire pit wasn’t used.
(these are just dirtbag idiots who deserve to be deported. or better yet, have this bunch go to the local VFW and try to occupy and burn our flag)
Leaving behind a year of bruising legislative battles, President Barack Obama enters his fourth year in office having calculated that he no longer needs Congress to promote his agenda and may even benefit in his re-election campaign if lawmakers accomplish little in 2012.
Absent any major policy pushes, much of the year will focus on winning a second term. The president will keep up a robust domestic travel schedule and aggressive campaign fundraising and use executive action to try to boost the economy.
Aides say the president will not turn his back on Congress completely in the new year. He is expected to once again push lawmakers to pass elements of his jobs bill that were blocked by Republicans last fall.
If those efforts fail, the White House says, Obama’s re-election year will focus almost exclusively on executive action.
Earnest said Obama will come out with at least two or three directives per week, continuing the “We Can’t Wait” campaign the administration began this fall, and try to define Republicans in Congress as gridlocked and dysfunctional.
Campaign officials say Obama will fully engage in the re-election campaign once the Republicans pick their nominee. He will focus almost exclusively on campaigning after the late summer Democratic National Convention, barring unexpected developments at home or abroad.
(this is how kings and dictators rule. they make up laws and rules and changes as they feel. this man, obama, is one of those)