Friday, January 30, 2009
I think spheres are the wrong shape to use, because showing things that have 3D volume never has as much impact as the numbers truly represent.
But still, its better than nothing. Putting it in terms of time is really a good way to go. Instead of dollars, lets use seconds
500 Billion seconds = 5,787,037 days (5.7 million days) = 15,854 Years
1.27 Trillion seconds = 14,699,074 days (14.7 million days) = 40,271 Years
Helping unions get stronger moves America backwards.
This protectionist crap is going to ruin us. Oh well, we'll have 15%+ unemployment by 2012 if this kind of stuff keeps happening.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Case in point.
I love how the answer is "just raise prices", as if the consumers' pockets are deep also.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
"Nancy Cartwright -- voice of Bart and a multi-million dollar donor to Scientology -- has recorded a Scientology robocall in which she uses her famous character's name and voice to push an upcoming L. Ron Hubbard hoedown in L.A.We called the phone number for the event that Nancy gives out, and the person who answered was surprised a non-Scientologist got the message -- thanks, YouTube." Read it here
I am dedicating this post to Ryan in China
I actually agree with him on this one.
Portland has already had a few snow days since I've been here and it's a laugher. Most of the time the snow is melted shortly after it falls.
But hey, my roommate laughs his way all to the couch, because his office honors the same snow days the schools do.
Read it here
Israel expels Iran's buddies, the Venezuelans
Netanyahu is way ahead in the polls.
Things could get crazy quick.
UPDATE: Obama may put a halt to the European missile shield. And the Russians are pleased as punch. One of the reasons for missile shield cited by Bush Admin was to protect Europe from a Middle East attack. Russia said it was to threatin Moscow. What do you think?
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
He is our President and he does represent this county and so I thought it was important to post. Nothing to revealing. More of a "Hi how are you. My name is Barack Obama and I want a clean slate" type interview.
The only part that made me sick was when he compared muslim extremists to other religious extremists.
Sorry, but islamofascists have carried out 12,650 deadly attacks since 9-11. That's a record to be proud of. I don't care how many times liberals want to bring up Timothy McVeigh as a Christian radical, they aren't comparable.
Monday, January 26, 2009
One joke I've heard around town is
"Portland, where an 18 year old can enjoy a Sam Adams."
Funny, just two years ago, liberals were crazy mad about toe-tapping and text messaging fiascos. Two situations where sex never even happened.
One man was forced to step down and the other will never work again.
But it wasn't enough for liberals. Those two men must pay for their crimes. I mean liberals act as if the two men involved in those two scandals raped the entire boys choir.
This Portland mayor on the other hand did sleep with an intern and that intern could have been 17 years old. And so why are they so forgiving? Funny part about it is, it's because they think they are being openminded, but it's not it at all. It's because Adams is a lousy fucking Democrat who promised them the moon and they have been standing in line to collect.
Dealing with emotional creatures like liberals is easy. First you have to understand them.
All this so called "bortherly love" (no pun intended) and "live and let live" spirit turns into violent rage if you put an "R" in front of the candidates name.
Word to you Republicans, they will never accept you and so you should never apologize.
But liberals do lack conviction.
If they feel like you know something they don't know they get nervous. They might be humiliated for being uninformed. That is why they travel in packs. They can't stand alone.
Stand firm, but say only enough and never too much.
Do that and they have to accept you.
Of course there is always the "I don't care, let's go drink a beer" approach. Which is actually a much smarter way to deal with them. :)
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
That's justice Mr. President? Your new orders will end up killing more people. He's a Dope, not Hope.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Guess there's no reason for this song anymore.
Since you can't understand what they're getting all uppity about, here's what they are saying:
For something I didn't do
But I don't know who
You blame me for slavery
A hundred years before I was born
Guilty of being white
I'm a convict
Of a racist crime
I've only served
19 years of my time
Guilty of being white
Obama went to 10 inaugural balls last night.
but the one he didn't have time for was probably the most important one.
The inaugural ball honoring the people who've actually sacrificed for our country and democracy.
"According to TSO who was at the “Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball”, this newly sworn-in President for the first time in 56 years blew off the ball (that’s 14 Inaugurations)."
This is going to be a long 4 years.
"There aren't that many people losing their homes, and of those that are 99% of them shouldn't have been in those homes to begin with. How it got to that point is a different topic.
Unemployment is single digits, unlike the recession in the 70's where it reached 14%. Interest rates are under 6%, unlike the recession in the 70's and early 80's where home mortgages hit 25% interest rates.
This President won't have to bring anyone together since he has a simple majority in both houses. And to hear that we need to put aside our differences and pull together to make America great once again makes me sick. The people calling for this "unity" are the same people who have been spewing vitriol for the last 8 years. Now all of a sudden they want unity? Get real.
I don’t have anything against Obama other than his ideology; Marxism is evil, pure and simple."
And the obvious rebuttal:
"Give a MARXIST the benefit of the doubt!!!? NEVER! He’s EVIL, pure EVIL I TELL YOU!
Notice how there is no challenge to the Marxist labelling? That's because it is not a label, it is a badge. And the line you will be hearing for the next eight years:
"I’m rooting for Obama but Bush left him a pretty big mess. It might take 8 years just to get back to normal. Also, it all depends on how influential he can be with the senate and house."
Great stuff. Happy Day After Obama Day!*
*Who am I kidding? From now on every day is Obama Day.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Because of olympic hype, no one cared.
And now the Portland Mayor's gay teenage intern sex scandal just broke today.
On inauguration day. Again, no one will care.
Rumor has it that the Mayor's boyfriend works for the Oregonian newspaper. I don't know if that is true, but he should be thanking the Oregonian for this convenient release date. This will get 1/10 the national attention Larry Craig and company got.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Can I just say how much more satisfying it is that they've gone back to calling Garotzuva by his true name and cut the bullshit with this "climate change" business? When will they upgrade it to something really scary, though, like "global burning?" Always in bold.
Seriously, it's time to get the REAL band back together and go out in a blaze of glory.
Friday, January 16, 2009
No need for me to comment. Everyone's reaction to this will be the same.
-$6 billion to weatherize "modest income homes."
-$6 billion to provide internet in "underserved" areas
-$6 billion for "higher education modernization."
-$20 billion in health information technology to "prevent medial mistakes."
-$20 billion to increase food stamp funding
-$87 billion to provide a "temporary" increase in Medicaid funding
-$300 million to provide rebates for people who purchase Energy Star products
-$600 million for the federal government to buy brand new energy efficient cars
-$400 million for state and local governments to buy brand new energy efficient cars
-$2.4 billion for carbon capture demonstration programs
-$350 million to research using energy efficient technology on military bases
-$300 million for grants and loans to state and local governments for projects that reduce diesel emissions, "benefiting public health and reducing global warming"
-$500 million for energy efficient manufacturing demonstration projects.
-$400 million to build major research facilities "that perform cutting edge science"
-$1.5 billion for expanding "good jobs in biomedical research"
-$400 million "to put more scientists to work doing climate change research"
-$600 million for satellite development and acquisitions, including climate sensors and climate modeling.
-$250 million "to address long-term economic distress in urban industrial cores and rural areas distributed based on need and ability to create jobs and attract private investment."
-$650 million to continue the coupon program to enable American households to convert from analog television transmission to digital transmission.
-$300 million for the National Wildlife Refuges and National Fish Hatcheries
-$50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts
-$400 million for "ready-to-go habitat restoration projects"
-$2 billion to provide child care services for an additional 300,000 children in low-income families while their parents go to work.
-$120 million to provide subsidized community service jobs to an additional 24,000 low-income older Americans
-$1.5 billion to help local communities build and rehabilitate low-income housing using green technologies.
-$500 million to rehabilitate and improve energy efficiency at some of the over 42,000 housing units maintained by Native American housing programs
-$10 million for "rural, high-need areas to undertake projects using sustainable and energy-efficient building and rehabilitation practices"
Thursday, January 15, 2009
"...he will not just join with Obama but lead the charge in Congress on global warming, immigration "reform," the closing of Guantanamo, federal funding for embryonic-stem-cell research, and importation of prescription drugs."
Hmmmm... Funny. Not one of those topics was ever at all responsible for my support of McCain.
If this alliance does flesh out as Santorum predicts, then "the healing of a divided country" will be the headline of many a newspapers.
Also, Will Smith 'to play' Barack Obama as US President in Hollywood movie
That didn't take long.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
"The vote crystallized Canada’s emergence under Stephen Harper’s government as one of Israel’s firmest supporters."
Also, Bush honors Tony Blair, John Howard & Alvaro Uribe at the White House today.
Monday, January 12, 2009
I've been looking forward to checking out "The Wrestler" and now after reading this article Mickey Rourke sympathises with George W. Bush looks like I'll be watching it today.
How typical of me.
Update: Awe, too bad. No longer out. Will have to wait to see if Baghdad theater shows it
Friday, January 09, 2009
Thursday, January 08, 2009
I read this whole article pretty carefully, but I might have missed something, so if anyone can find the part where they reversed the test and gauged how black people did, please cut and paste that for me and post it in the comments. Thank you.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Why shouldn't they get one, or at least try to get one? Everyone else seems to.
They are both private companies not run by the government and they both provide jobs. Why not nationalize them as well? Can congress now play the moral high ground?
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
Europe has no love for the Heebs.
Yet it is interesting that a German chancellor has more sense than the rest of 'em.
Rockets being fired into Israel on a daily basis and not a word. Prisoner swaps consisting of 500 alive and well palestinian murderers for 1 or 2 Israeli soldiers or civilians who can be transported back home in 20 seperate body bags (one for the head, one for the foot, etc...) has no impact, but when Israel fights back...
It is armageddon week on the history channel this week and believe me, it's no coincidence they are airing end of the world type shows during the 1st week of the new year.
You know, right after everyone has just made all their new year's resolutions and are looking to a brighter and better future...Bam! We all die in 2012!
Anyway, bird-flu is back on the list of things to worry about.
UPDATE: Galactic collision will happen sooner than scientists thought!!! a billion years into the future
And so I guess I'll just say Quiet down, you complainers! It's just a skin rash!
"Earlier this year, predictions were rife that the North Pole could melt entirely in 2008. Instead, the Arctic ice saw a substantial recovery."
"Why were predictions so wrong? Researchers had expected the newer sea ice, which is thinner, to be less resilient and melt easier. Instead, the thinner ice had less snow cover to insulate it from the bitterly cold air, and therefore grew much faster than expected"
Here is the article
Maybe I can go with a spaceman styling or put up a picture of all of us or nothing at all. If you have any ideas and you want to share that would be great.