Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Coca-Cola!

On this day in 1886, the first batch of Coca-Cola was brewed up. Now Coke is one of the great American success stories, sold all over the world. I'll hoist a Cuba Libre tonight in your honor. Here in honor of rule 5 Sunday are some Coca-Cola models to help celebrate this day.

Surely This Must Be A Sign....

of the Apocalypse!

First we are given the horrific specter of Paul Krugman being in demand on the talk show circuit. It seems to me that Krugman has been studying at the feet of David Brooks and has decided to adopt a similar tactic, only from the Left. And as to Krugman's ideas, all that needs to be said is that he thinks the government has not intruded enough into our economy. Not only is he a crapweasel, he's a socialist crapweasel!

But the true horror comes when we learn that someone has created a music video asking why Krugman is not a member of the Obama administration! Seriously, someone created a music video praising Krugman!

If that is not a sign of the end times, I don't know what is.....

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tons O' Titanium!

In the bottom right hand corner is one of the bags from my bank with 40 Titanium bars, forty Titansteel bars and 296 Titanium ores. If you don't know anything about WoW..that's a lot.

The Good And The Bad

Well, the good news is CNN is going to finish in third place this month in prime time for the first time ever. The funniest lines in the article are the attempts to brand CNN as a neutral news source. The problem with CNN is that they are just more of the same leftwing MSM as the network shows. There is no incentive to switch away from CBS, ABC or NBC. Another problem is their hosts. They've come along way from the days of Bernie Shaw, and not in the right direction. C'mon admit it, the only CNN personality you can name is Anderson Cooper, and then that's only because he is the gay son of Gloria Vanderbilt.

The bad news is that MSNBC has taken second place, largely due to the pyschotic rantings of Keith Olbermann and the only success story to come out of Air America, Rachel Maddow. I remember Keith from the old days when he was a local sportscaster in LA, who basically stole Fred Roggin's routine. Give Olbermann his due..he saw a void and filled it. Too bad he lacks the talent of either O'Reilly or Hannity.

Of course Fox News is far and above the winner of cable prime time. They draw more than CNN and MSNBC combined. Besides providing an alternative to the leftwing media, Fox is smart enough to give us eye candy. Gentlemen, I give you the women of Fox News.

P.S. Submitted for Rule 5 Sunday.

Health Care

I just saw a Business show on Fox (Cashing In) and there was a debate on Pres. Obama's health care plan. Everyone (including me) is pretty sure that his plan will be for a nationalized plan run by the government. During the debate the point was made that Pres. Obama believes that there is a right to health care provided by the government, as does some of the guests on the show.

This is repetitive, but important:

Where does this "right" to health care come from?

If we get a "right" to health care, what will the Left demand next? Because you know they will move on to a new "right" that the government must supply. I've already predicted that it will be Internet access. Hell, we're already giving out government coupons so people can buy digital decoder boxes, I assume there is a "right" to watch TV.

Friday, March 27, 2009

WoW update 3/27/09

We've actually managed to raid more than 1 day this week! In fact we have gone into OS/Naxx with a full raid, or close to it, on Tues, Wed. and Thur.! As a result we have managed to down five new bosses this week...Gothik, The Four Horsemen, Patchwerk, Grobbulus, and Gluth. Hopefully tonight we will be able to go in and finish off 25 man Naxx.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Basketball Pools

Well, I was eliminated from Brendan Loy's NIT pool on Wenesday. No three-peat for me, I can't even finish in the top five. shucks. The best I can do in the NCAA Men's is finish second, and in the Women's NCAA I can finish no better than fourth.

In the ESPN Men's pool, I am in two groups. I'm leading one and have a good chance to win it, and I am in third in the other and have a pretty decent chance to win it.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


You know what two terms you hear the most out of Pres. Obama's mouth, including tonight's press conference?

"before I got here" and "that I inherited"

Pres. Truman famously said: "The buck stops here".
Pres. Obama says: "the buck stops with that other guy".

Monday, March 23, 2009

NCAA Update 3/23/09

OK, a this point the news is mixed.

In my three ESPN brackets, I'm in first in one group and tied for third (the first two entries are the same person) in another. Not so bad.

In Brendan's pools the news is not so good. In his NCAA Men's pool I am already elminated as a winner, although I have a very slim chance of finishing as high as second still. In his Women's NCAA pool I am in the middle of the pack, although Tennesse's loss hurt. (should have hurt almost everyone though) In his Men's NIT pool I am currently in second place and I have a great chance to win it for the third year in a row.

Too Many People!

There is a twit in the United Kingdom named Jonathan Porritt, who unfortunately appears to be an advisor to the British Prime Minister, that is apparently channeling Sir Paul McCartney:

He wants to cut the population of the United Kingdom in half, down to 30 million people. This would drag the population back to that of the Victorian times. (And we all know how pleasant that period was for the majority of the British people) He's going to make the case this week at a conference held by an organization called the Optimum Population Trust. Imagine the hubris involved merely to imagine that you could even figure out what an "optimum population" is. Why merely roll back to 30 million? Surely 15 million would be even better? Twice as better?

Our own population crazies, Zero Population Growth (ZPG) have apparently changed their name to Population Connection. (They've apparently changed their name but their URL is still ZPG.org) Even they are only crazy enough to want to stabilize current populations. I wonder how long it will take them to pick up the banner that Mr. Porritt is raising?

At this time, solely due to immigration the population of the United Kingdom is due to rise to 71 million by 2031. The actual birth rate in the United Kingdom is below replacement rate at 1.91 per woman. (replacement rate is set at 2.1 by most demographers) with the birth rate of foreign born women higher than UK born women. Millions of people are moving to the UK (mostly non-European), while at the same time millions of British are moving out. Right now there are over 5 million British born living abroad. Anyone want to be me that this conference and organization is almost (if not totally) exclusively White and European?

What Mr. Porritt and his ilk are unwilling to face (or at least admit) is that the United Kingdom is in the process of changing from a first world European nation to a third world, non-European (and largely Muslim) nation. This new population of the United Kingdom has explicitly proclaimed their intention of replacing the European population and culture. Just how does Mr. Porritt expect to convince these people to reduce their population?

Sunday, March 22, 2009


One of my regular (daily) reads, Althouse has just hosted an announcement that the author and host has become engaged to get married to one of her regular readers/commenters.

It's a funny world sometimes. Given the fact that she lives in Madison Wisconsin and he lives in Cinncinati, Ohio they would have never met except for her blog.

Best wishes to both of them, and now we'll see what effect this has on her blog.

Do We Really Want National Health Care?

Today a young woman named Jade Goody died of cervical cancer at the age of 27. Certainly a personal tragedy to her family, and because of her fame, a national one for the United Kingdom. Her story shines a light on one corner of the darkness of nationalized health care.

Here in the United States, it is recommended that young women get tested for cervical cancer by the age of 21 or within three years of their first sexual intercourse if younger. The test is commonly known as a pap smear. This is because cervical cancer happens to be one of those that can be detected very early, and if treated is very survivable. It is quite common for teenage girls to get pap smears.

Things are quite different under the National Health Care systems in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe.. In most of the United Kingdom, women CANNOT get a pap smear until the age of 20, and since 2003, in England until the age of 25. When confronted about it, British NHS officials bragged that in other parts of Europe women have to wait until the age of 30 to get a pap smear.

Next factor in the fact that here in the United States it is recommended that women receive a pap smear every year until at least the age of 30 and three consecutive clear smears, at which point they recommend every three years until the age of 70.

In the UK they only provide pap smears every three years between the age of 25 and 49, and then every five years until the age of 64.

Early detection is vital in curing cervical cancer. In fact in countries without access to pap smears, cervical cancer is a leading cause of death among women.

When do you want your daughters, sisters, mothers and wives to have their first pap smears? How often do you want to get them? Do you want some government bureaucrat telling you that you cannot get tested? This is just one small fragment of the tragedy of nationalized health care. Imagine this spread across the whole medical realm.

Remember this when the Left starts extolling the benefits of nationalized health care and just say no.

The Nolan Sisters

My heavy metal cred took some serious hits when I was growing up. First there was the fact that I actually admitted to dancing to disco. But the hardest thing to explain away was my love for the Nolan Sisters. What can I say, I was a horny young man.......

Now before the attacks rain down...

1) These videos are from 1979 and 1981..long before MTV...spare me the comments about the production values.

2) They use the word "shant" in the lyrics..how great is that!

Update 03/22/09 6:51: I've been linked! Now my fiendish plans to try and take over the world can begin...

And for those of you who don't remember the Nolans, they were an Irish band who made it big in the UK and Japan, but never really caught on here in the States.

Tax RevoltTea Parties

Just about one month ago Rick Santelli gave his famous speech from the floor of the Chicago Stock exchange:

Future generations may know this man as "The Sam Adams of the 21st Century" All over the country people have been spontaneously organizing Tea Party protests over the actions of Pres. Obama and the Democratic Congress.

The only thing more amazing than the rapid spread of this grassroots movement across the country is the complete lack of coverage of it from the MSM. Literally dozens of articles and reports have been made about 40 people protesting outside the homes of AIG executives yesterday. By most accounts the protesters were heavily outnumbered by the reporters. This protest was all over cable and network news. Where is the coverage of the tea parties?

I am starting to hear suggestions that a big nationwide event is going to happen on April 15. I certainly hope so. If we don't see any improvement soon, I have two suggestions for next year.

First, if possible, change your withholding to "0" as soon as possible. This reduces the amount of interest free loans we give the government, and if enough of us do it, will probably affect the government's cash flow. Simply take the amount you used to send to the IRS each month, and put it in a savings account. Thus you get the interest payments on your money the government isn't giving you, and when your taxes are due in 2010, you have the money on hand.

Second, don't file your taxes until April 14 or April 15 next year. You will have to wait longer for your refund, but if you follow my suggestion above, the government won't owe you a refund. The impact this would have on the IRS is immense. They depend upon the fact that people start filing their returns on January 1.

Protests are good. But it is time to go to the next step. If we can convince millions of Americans upset with Pres. Obama and the Democrats to follow my two suggestions we could really shake things up in Sodom on the Potomac.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Whether the Future?

One of my current daily reads (The Other McCain) has posted a set of rules and guidelines designed to garner your blog a million hits. They aren't actually that hard to follow. The question is, do I go for it? It will require a little more attention and dedication to this blog than I've been able to muster at times. Maybe I will just ease my way into it.

WoW Update

Yep, still playing World of Warcraft. Gahrie is pretty well equipped, and I know all of the fights except Malygos. It appears I have been demoted back to the position of third tank once Olina and Kannonskep got geared up, but I still make the 25 man raids, so I can deal with it. I still consider myself the best offtank in the guild, and I know I have prevented many wipes by taking over when the main tank dies, or picking up random adds.


I'm in three ESPN pools. So far none of my second round winners have lost in the first round, so I haven't been hurt that bad.

I'm in Brendan Loy's NCAA Men's pool, Women's pool and the NIT pool. For some reason I do really well in the NIT pool. I've won it the last two years, and came in second three years ago. I'm currently tied for 6th place, and well positioned to win it all again.

Fort Knox

A stray thought hit me this afternoon. What is going on with all of the gold in Fort Knox?

There have been rumors for years that all of the gold is gone. Maybe now we will find out. Because if there is any gold there, it won't be there much longer when Pres. Obama, Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid remember it is there.

Remember you read it here first when it happens, probably within the next six months. The Democrats have already looted our wallets, our children's future and surely Fort Knox is next.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Pres. Obama

OK, set aside for the moment his inability to staff the executive branch, his inept handling of the economy and his inability to speak without a teleprompter.

First he snubs Prime Minister Gordon by refusing to hold a traditional press conference, then he embarrasses the United States by giving him a collection of DVDs...that don't even work in England! What the hell? Could you imagine the hue and cry if Pres. Bush had done something so incompetent? Where are the cute segments on SNL or The Daily Show? Where is Olbermann's self-righteous rant?

Now my first thought was it was just one more example of Democratic incompetence. But someone on another blog brought up a good point: What happened to the White House protocol office? There is supposed to be a group of non-political professionals in the White House that stops this type of Mickey Mouse nonsense from happening. The way I see it, one of three things happened:

1) Obama staffers ignored the White House protocol professionals and/or left them out of the loop.

2) The White House protocol office allowed the gaffe to occur for whatever reason.

3) The Obama administration took a page out of the Clinton administration playbook and replaced the non-partisan professionals with incompetent political appointees.

Whatever happened, it says something interesting about the Obama administration, something much more serious than just a gaffe.

Next we turn to Pres. Obama's appearance on The Tonight Show. (Note to Pres. Obama: the campaign is over...you won) Can you imagine the howls of outrage if Pres. Bush had made that Special Olympics comment? Instead the MSM is rallying around Pres. Obama to defend him.

Every one of you who voted for Obama has some 'splaining to do.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Oh Stop It Barry!

I just saw President Obama's press conference about the budget. There was a lot there to get angry about, but the part that pissed me off the most was his "born with a silver spoon " remarks and the implication that he raised himself up from the depths of poverty. Bullshit. Everywhere he lived he was in the upper middle class. He seems to want people to believe he was from the 'hood. Hell, read here about his high school in Hawaii. he went to IVY league schools in college.

I really don't know why Pres. Obama hates the rich (except for the fact that he has surrounded himself with Marxists his whole life) but it is quite clear he does. Fine, but at least spare us the poor boy act.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Luck of the Irish to ya!

No, you aren't imagining things, I'm actually writing on my blog. Did you ever get a craving for a chili cheese and onion omelet at 5:30 A.M.? I did. Ummm ummmm good.

There are two reasons I haven't been writing on my blog. The first is my addiction to World of Warcraft. ( I think 4 hours plus a night is an addiction) The second is the fact that I read lots of other people's blogs, and comment on them. By venting on other perople's sites, I really deplete my need to write here. I'm going to try and be better, but we all know how that went last time.

One of the things that has been bugging me lately is ambulance chasing lawyers and their commercials. I am currently off track (on vacation) and usually have the TV on in the background when I am at home. I can't tell you the number of commercials I have had to endure that feature some law firm trying to gin up business for a class action suit against a drug, or surgical procedure or some environmental factor.

Look I know we need lawyers to redress wrongs. But the system has broken down. No instead of lawsuits to correct wrongs, we have lawsuits to enrich law firms. Folks if they can afford to put on the number of commercials I'm seeing, they are making upwards of tens of millions to hundreds of millions of dollars on these things. For all I know, they're billing the cost of these commercials and they aren't even coming out of the law firm's profits.

These law firms make huge profits from these class actions suits, and the plantiffs get a pittance. It is not unusual for a law firm to make millions and the average plantiff to get less than $1000. Much of the time the lawyers create a huge class of plantiffs, harass the target and end settling in such a way that the lawyers make millions andthe plantiffs practically nothing. I know, i've been a plantiff in a couple of lawsuits by default, and gotten a coupon while the lawyers got a new house, car and office, plus the resources to go find another plantiff class.

One of the major reasons health care is so expensive today is these lawsuits. First the insurance for doctors goes up to pay for defending and settling these lawsuits, so doctors have to charge more for their services. Secondly, doctors end up ordering unnecessary tests in order to cover their ass. Of course, now that's not even safe, since I just saw a commercial trying to create a class action about MRI tests.

We need to close about half of the law schools in this country.