Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Public prayer or pride

So let's hammer the false believer with the Bible.

Do you have a right to pray in public. Okay, let's say that you do. But, you violate the teaching of the New Testament.

Matthew 6:5-6 - And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites [are]: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.

Ouch. So praying even while in a place of worship could be hypocrisy. Ditto for the street corner. I'd add onto that school prayer, prayer before a football game, and in government buildings.

Matthew 6:6 - But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

So a direct statement of where to pray. In secret so that the rewards will be openly seen by all. Not on street corners. Not in football stadiums. Schools. In private.

So how did the Jesus of the New Testament pray?

Mark 1:35 - 35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

We could also visit Luke 9:18, John 6:15, Matthew 14:23, and Mark 6:46.

So let the idiots have their public prayer. It's not Christ-like. Therefore, not Christian.

Public Prayer in Hall County, Georgia

Yup. I can't stay away from the hypocrisy of forced prayer. Why?

No one has a right to intrude upon my faith in public or in private. No one. But, that doesn't stop the mighty Faithful from trying. In the Gainesville Times, some pious ass asserted a right to pray anywhere and any time.

Let me bash him.

There are things which shouldn't be done in public. Among these, our society includes burning a combination of paper and tobacco. That's all it takes to make a cigarette. One burns the paper and the tobacco then inhales some of the smoke before coughing it out again.

If someone wants to burn paper, let them do it in private. If they want to call tobacco incense, there's still no right to burn it in public. Is that so hard to understand? No.

In keeping with that, what about breathing. I have an absolute need to breathe. Should the state or an individual terminate breathing? No. That's not hard to understand either.

So what about emptying my bowels? I have to do that just as much as I have to breathe. Only, there are damn good reasons I don't squat at public meetings to meet my needs. That is a given.

So, people may have a right to pray just like I have a need to shit. Both those activities have a time and a place.

Back to force. Don't force your prayers on me and I won't shit in your living room.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Engage in the debate or stay home?

I never imagine changing the mind of others through debate. Debate is a waste of time, a lying contest, and adolescent.

So why engage?

In a debate, just to keep your skills sharp, recognize your faults, and improve your style. Especially your style.

Your skills should focus on learning the other person's method of attack. If your opponent provokes, lies, uses anger, has no sources, quotes horrible sources, ... relax. You've won.

If you have won, keep your skills sharp so you don't convert victory into failure. Mildly agree with some minor point, build your point of view, and win the high ground.

If they are angry, point that out but don't gloat. "I don't know why you are so angry. This is just conversation. We're just talking."

Withdraw if the anger persists but still don't gloat. "I can't help you with your anger. Maybe we can talk another time when you feel more like talking."

But what is your style?

Are you a geek with statistics? A policy wonk who remembers the authors of bills, the bill number, and when it passed? Do you only goad your opponent into anger? Do what's right for you but don't think of winning your opponent over to your side.

Here's the final rule. Engage only when there is an audience listening. An audience matters.

If you're ambushed and alone, fight as needed. If you're in front of mostly neutral or decent people, win respect for yourself and your beliefs.

If you can do that, the bullies will lose and keep losing.

Some where over the Rainbow

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Another one

No good news today. A portion of our country continues to seek justice in the streets resulting in vengeance.

Another child is shot to death by police for holding a toy gun. Link to current story.

In the Cleveland shooting, a video exists which hasn't been viewed by the public. The police describe the video as being clear.

No one is saying what is clear.

Clearly a 12 year old.

Clearly dead after being shot.

Clearly playing with a toy gun.

Clear quality video.

So much for public safety if 12 year old children are shot for playing with guns.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Another gun kills an innocent child ... North Carolina

An eighth grade boy was shot to death in Kentucky while sleeping in a Comfort Inn hotel room. The bullet struck him in the head but death was not instantaneous. His family tried to revive him and a panic laced called to 911 brought EMTs. But, the young man died.

Who shot him? A felon with a gun staying in another room. 'Ops! My gun decided to shoot a bullet through a wall when I wasn't looking.' The shooter wasn't in the adjacent room. We don't know what kind of a gun killed the young man. Police aren't saying.

I'm saying our gun loving society looks upon such a death as acceptable. The whole 'it's better that we have guns to protect us from the government. Much better. Much, much better.'

It's better we don't leave guns laying around in hotel rooms loaded.

Current details of the story.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Boosting my blog numbers

Certain key words increase traffic on my blog.

Obama dead.

Obama almost dead.

Obama dying.

Obama visits doctor.

Obama coughs in Africa.

Obama missing.

Obama not seen in 24 hours.

Obama not seen today.

Obama cheats on Michelle.

Ebola means Obama in 17 African languages.

Nude pictures of animals.

Those are not in any special order. But, in Georgia, the nude picture thing gets the most hits.

Ebola cured when Republicans win control of Congress

EBOLA! eBola! EbOlA!

A virus just won an election in the United States and it wasn't in a computer, on a ballot, or active in the population.,

EBOLA!

Republicans tried their Bengay cream aka the Bengazi Scream. That didn't cure their second rate skin problems.

They tried Abortion by Time Machine but couldn't kill Obama before he was born.

But, once the virus, ebola, landed in the USA, the GOP found a glowing warmth growing in their faces.

Obama, the black man from Africa, secretly is infecting white people with a deadly disease.

Even Democrats believed. No Obama campaign visits. No photo ops. No support from or for the President.

eBola!

Read the headlines before the election. Obama acted too late to save us from ebola. Obama appoints Ebola Czar. State governments appointed ebola czars. Nothing could stop ebola until the election was over.

EbOlA!

Cured in the USA. No more patients. No more deaths. No more.

Are ya happy, America? I think the cure is worse than the disease.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Governor Nathan Deal forces prayer on private citizens

I should have more courage. Maybe I have too much common sense.

Why in Hell's finest tradition are Georgia government organizations forcing me to pray?

No one has a right to tell me, "You will pray. You will pray now. You will pray in this manner."

No one has that power. Well, except for Nathan Deal's government in the form of schools, football games, public meetings, and courthouses.

Let's blame it on the Pilgrims or at least the little band later named the Pilgrims. Of 109 passengers on the Mayflower, only 50 could be called religious. Four were children more or less kidnapped from their parents as punishment for adultery. How loving a church to take in illegitimate children, hide them from their natural parents, transport them 5,000 across an ocean, and force the children to pray. To a specific pastor. To a specific dogma.

When I see a version of the 10 Commandments on public land, that is Nathan Deal telling me, "Read these religious laws and Obey."

When I'm at a Hall County Board of Commissioners' Meeting and it is announced that someone will lead us in prayer, it means you will pray in the name of Nathan Deal's government. Now. In this manner. In front of the cameras.

The next time Nathan Deal says, You will pray, I'll think of four children stolen from their natural parents and forced into religious dogma in a strange new world.

That is, until I have enough courage to refuse Nathan Deal.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Racism in Georgia Politics

I let myself respond to a long Facebook post about Obama which slid into racism with the first post.

Shortly after, this cartoon was posted.



Is that racist?

Yes. And, it doesn't matter who posted it, their gender, or their race.

The poster thinks black males have been enslaved by Democrats.

How could it be 'not' racist?

If the 'slaves' were women, Latino, Muslim, handicapped, disabled war Veterans, transgendered, Gay, Lesbian .... the list is long.

Republicans do not want certain people to have basic human rights.

Are you one of those certain people?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Why are rare coins valuable?

I have a very interesting friend. He's top notch. But, he asked me this question and I had to think about it a while.

"Why are rare coins valuable? Because they are rare. The answer is in the question."

Okay, he's a friend. He has his value set. If I disturb that with a better answer, am I being a friend?

If he's reading this, No. If I had another answer, sharing it would have been wrong.

So here's the counter question.

"Why is one teddy bear priceless to one child and just a toy to the rest of the world?"

And there would be the harmful answer. Anyone know that answer?



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ebola! Five times more dangerous than Dick Cheney

As media savant Grayson Daughters said today, 'We' should be embarrassed when the hational 'news farms' cover Georgia's issues better than anyone in Georgia. The New York Times ebola coverage provided this information.

As [Emory]doctors and nurses there worked to keep desperately ill patients alive in August, the county threatened to disconnect Emory from sewer lines if Ebola wastes went down the drain. The company that hauled medical trash to the incinerator refused to take anything used on an Ebola patient unless it was sterilized first. Couriers would not drive the patients’ blood samples a few blocks away for testing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And pizza places would not deliver to staff members in any part of the hospital.

Since I'm not a serious blog, I'll compare sanitation with pizza and sandwiches.

When Emory had one (1) ebola patient, the pizza places stopped delivery services to staff members. Jimmy John's speedy services continued while local government wanted to cut off the water.

So much for the defenders of the Noble Cause, Bible thumping, Sunday morning compassion, and Southern manners.

No pizza for you! Said the pizza Nazi from Atlanta.

No water for you! Said Boss Hog.

No courage.

For all the talk and posturing about a New South or the merits of the Old South, when the jungle comes calling in Atlanta, Atlanta's finest invoke the basic laws of the jungle.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Governor Perry refuses to seal Texas border

This just in from Mars.

With ebola killing 100% of infected people in Texas, it is time to seal the border until the crisis passes. However long that might be.

Governor Pick Perry refuses to close the border to air travel. Seems Mr. Perry is not campaigning for President but needs to visit all 50 states between now and the Republican 2012 Convention.

He can't do that if he shuts the border to all travel.

With a death rate of 100%, Texas is the new ebola epidemic epicenter. Perry could become the new Typhoid Mary. Only Mary didn't have plans to destroy the Blue States.

If you're still alive to see Rick Perry running the remains of the country in 2013, don't cough up blood.

Deaton Creek Tennis Courts, Hall County Commission, and a Democratic Party Club?

There's a story in the Gainesville Times from the Hall County Commissioners meeting.

The subdivision, Deaton Creek, needs tennis court repairs. The county is responsible. There's a water line running under the damaged court. But, when the residents request repair, the All Red Republican Party County Commissioners delay the repairs.

Why?

Well, Deaton Creek has a Democrats Club. They sponsor forums for Democratic Candidates. They hold a monthly meeting. And, members of the subdivision worked to recall current Republican Commissioner, Craig Lutz.

Lutz claimed the recall was a personal attack. He harassed all the people involved. His wife confronted one of her neighbors with a how dare you sign a petition. Nice way for a teacher to act. Just walk over to a strangers house. Knock on the front door and start spewing hatred.

So Deaton Creek needs the tennis courts fixed.

Fat chance.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ebola patient dies in Texas.

Not meant to be funny.

Had this man died in another continent, say .... Africa, I'd know nothing about him, his family, or his life.

Now, for predicting how Fox will handle the news.

Ebola death rate hits 100%! Secret Obama Death Panel Pulled the plug. Eric Holder refuses to answer Congressional inquiries into Ebola mercy killings. Program known as Fast and Furious II. ISIL behind attack in Benghazi where US strain of ebola was stored. Obama's ebola cure hidden behind WMD in Iraq. Muslims immune to new strains of the virus. Congressional Republicans call for nuke strikes against Israel. Rick Perry marries gay man with a fever.

That should cover it.

My sympathies to all who lost a loved one today or any other day.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Blond Army being organized by Fox News to fight ISIL, DWF's wanted

The International Policy Think Tank, also known as Fox News, has been organizing a mercenary army of women, 100% blonde.

Under Hair General Lauren Engles, the Blonde Army has already used the highest technology to confuse Liberal Idiots Educated and Successful (LIES). Bleach!

Despite warnings from the FDA and the UN, the chemical poison, stored in leaky glass bottles, figures in the coming full frontal assaults on the soon to be defeated thinking heads.

Speaking quietly through a bull horn, neighbors overheard plans to use legs and boots on the ground when confronting LIES.

"When Hair General says attack, you will throw bleach on your hair, flash your red nails, and smile. Smile, dammit! Show me your war face! The face you used to get your first husband!"

The army recruited cross dressing men from Lax Vegas as hand to hand combat instructors. Think about a divorced woman forced to spend a whole night in stilettos on a Lax Vegas street corner in head to head competition. Things will get ugly sooner rather than later.

From the high heeled mean streets of Lax recruits move into Waffle Houses and Hooters. Only officer grade Blondes get their training at Hooters. [Hooters has changed its name to Peaks after some trainees were exposed].

Waffle House has denied training women for combat.

"Yeah, some of our waitresses can dish it out, but we don't allow stilettos and mesh hoses types to handle silverware."

A tip to the general male population, until the Blonde Army deploys overseas, tip well and always maintain eye to eye contact.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Shot to death by police

Here's my version of events.

Some one steals my car. I had it parked in my drive way. I never heard a thing. Slept right through it.

Report the theft to the police ...

A week later, I hear something in my drive way. Steps on my front porch. Luckily I'm sleeping in my 12 gauge pajamas. Waving my jammies in a threatening manner, I shout, Who goes there!?

Smith and Wesson answer with 16 body shots. I die on the floor of my own home. Killed by the police serving a no knock, shoot to kill warrant.

Turns out, the police say I'm a sleep walking drug dealer living a second life (which also ended after my conversation with Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson.)

The police toss my wife out of the bed and begin searching for my drug inventory, meth lab, and the million dollars in drug money I've hidden in my house.

Two days later, they call off the search. Two days. Did I say, two days. Yes, I did. Two days after I died on the floor of my home, the police stop tearing my home apart.

They didn't find a thing.

My family grieves. They can't bury me in my own clothes because the police seized everything in the search. My surviving wife doesn't have her own clothes to wear to the funeral.

And, the police have what to say? Nothing. By the way, felons have a right to carry guns in Georgia but homeowners don't have a right to carry in their homes.

Read the article.
Link

Let's see how this chicken processing idea works.

So, we grow the chickens and kill them. Freeze or refrigerate it. Pack it. Inventory it. Load it in containers. Put the containers on ships. Inventory it. Transport it through the Panama Canal paying fees. Cross the Pacific Ocean. Pay to dock. Unload. Inventory. Unpack the containers. Organize and process. Re-pack and re-label. Inventory it. Load into containers. Load containers onto ship. Inventory it. Cross the Pacific Ocean, again. Pass through the Canal paying fees again. Pay to dock in the US. Unload and inventory. Ship to distribution centers. Inventory. Store at proper temps. Sell. Ship to stores. Then, we pay the fuel bills, shipping crew, cargo hands, dispose of all the used packaging material. ---- and now we have chicken to eat. Well done, private enterprise.

I don't have a problem with any of that. It's basic outsourcing 101. Labor is cheaper in China. There are no regulations on processing chicken overseas. There's no workers comp, no pensions, and no unemployment. We can even hire 12 year old virgins to handle the chicken.

China gets jobs. They get chicken guts, beaks, and feet. Well, they get to visit with the guts, beaks, and feet before grinding it into McDonald's chicken nuggets. They get used plastic and cardboard boxes plus a chance for Ebola from the Liberian ship's crew.

It's a win win for everyone including the world traveling chicken.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Obama decoys on Sale in Arizona

In a press conference this morning, the White House Spokesmodel revealed the biggest of all our state secrets.

The White House has 71 full size Obama decoys, some animated.

"It's our last line of defense should an individual jump the fence, get past the outer perimeter of Secret Service and dogs, enter the building through a door or a window. We'll done extensive computer modeling. Any would be assassin would be single minded. If he or she killed one of the decoys, they would stop.

"We tried to expanded the program to Vice President Biden with just two decoys. It took six weeks to find the VP. He was at home on the sofa watching reruns of the West Wing. Seems he had entered the White House and found himself. The psychological shock of finding self awareness late in life was too much for him. He remains under care leaving us with one Biden Decoy in the White House and another on tour."

Within 4 hours of the announcement, Markie's Sporting Goods and Full Auto Weapon Sales in downtown Arizone began selling Obama decoys by the dozen. The full size dozen costs $199 and the Magnum Lite Carry is available for $299.

Markie told reporters, "No, we're not trying to attract Obama into an ambush. We think we can attract Democratic voters into an ambush."

The National Society of GOP Lovers has 2 million full sized decoys on order for election day delivery.

"We're going to turn this country around by putting Obama decoys outside of polling places. The Obama faithful will be too busy bowing to their Gawd to vote. This is plan. It will work. Wait and see."

All of the above or most of it was stolen from some other writer. Like President Donald Duck Reagan, I forgot who.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Southern intelligence in Cartoon form



“What’s it all about boy, elucidate!”



“He’s so dumb he thinks a Mexican border pays rent”



“Kid don’t quit talkin’ so much he’ll get his tongue sunburned”



“The snow, I say the snow’s so deep the farmers have to jack up the cows so they can milk’em”

Monday, September 29, 2014

Putin selling rubles for dollars

The purpose of leadership? Taking advantages when found, creating advantages where opportunity exists, and denying opportunity to others.

Putin understands this. And, capitalism.

Shortly before the non-invasion invasion of the Ukraine, Putin began a complex scheme in the advanced currency markets. Shorting the ruble against the dollar.

His first open trade was on the corner of Walled and Fence. In the manner of a well trained KGB agent, the transaction got little attention. He bought a Walled Street Journal with rubles, taking his change in dollars. The following day, he returned the Journal. Using his considerable powers, the street vendor refunded the purchase price. In dollars.

Growing bolder, his currency trading scheme traveled to a convenience store. He made a small purchase of 10 gallons of Russian Vodka using Russian rubles.

Two hours later, he returned the empty 10 gallon bottle threatening the store clerk with the 'nuclear' option until the full purchase amount was refunded. Again, in dollars.

Quickly having progressed from trading paper, he was already taking advantage of the commodities.

Few traders progress that rapidly. Few traders are Putin.

The West did not notice his progression or use of the Western way to great power until the Ukrainian trade. Land for dollars, the highest order of capitalism.

He has a well leveraged position and a shocked market. If he can hold the land, the dollar traders will capitulate. And, he will grow bolder. If his grand scheme fails, there's always that nuclear option.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Obama wins where Bush lost

This is a serious editorial reflecting a personal opinion.

Our country has a very mixed history of international relations. Few of use can remember when the United Fruit Company used the CIA and the American Ambassador to Guatemala to over throw a lawfully elected government. The story and the facts have been very well documented. It was called Operation Success.

The CIA exerted air power against the Árbenz Government with a "Liberation Air Force" of US military and mercenary personnel who conducted air raids against Guatemalan military targets and cities. Early in the morning of 27 June 1954, a CIA Lockheed P-38M Lightning attacked Puerto San José and dropped napalm bombs on the British cargo ship, SS Springfjord, on charter to the US company W.R. Grace and Company Line, which was being loaded with Guatemalan cotton and coffee.

So, as we bomb ISIS, reflect on several issues.

We are not above bombing our allies for a few bananas.

We have used mercenaries for the benefit of corporations.

We have toppled governments by using fake armies and fear.

Bush, and his cronies, would have bombed in Syria sooner than Obama. They would have pronounced Mission Accomplished with a shit on bread ceremony.e The survivors of the premature bombing would have gotten smarter. They would have come back just like in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Obama waited until his enemies were well organized and successful. Then, he hit a few battle field targets perhaps as a distraction. The next step was to bomb the chain of command.

Could the Bush Doctrine destroy ISIS. No. What about the resolute and deliberate method of waiting to strike? No.

We will not eliminate any enemy. We can only respond to threats, real threats not the perceived threat of 'actionable intelligence.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Arrested for meth possession. Pleas guilty to get out of jail. Crime lab confirms Chef-Boy-R-D did the cooking

I can't make them up like this.

A female passenger in a car stopped by police [for unknown reasons] had a dirty spoon. Cop arrests her for possession of meth, a felony. Our passenger denies having meth on her dirty spoon. She says it's Spaghetti-Os. Doesn't matter. Off to jail.

This is on July 2nd.

With no money for an attorney, she gets the court appointed public defender. That whole you have a right to an attorney.

Being a brilliant PD, he recommends ... pleading guilty and asking for First Offender status.

Now, I'm not an attorney but it seems pretty damn stupid to me. With the benefit of hind sight, why not demand a speedy trial? My client is innocent. You have no evidence of a crime. No reason for such a search. No probable cause. But, we don't get that. We get the plead guilty and throw yourself on the mercy of the court.

She does. She admits quilt. She gets a deferred sentence and is sent to Drug Court. Now things get so much better. Well, not so much. She must attend counseling sessions. She must report to court weekly. Submit to drug tests. Waive her Constitutional rights as if she is a felon.

And .... PAY for the counseling sessions, drug screens, and court court costs!

Let emphasize that part again. She has no money for an attorney. Pleads guilty and has to pay several hundred dollars to therapists, doctors, and court clerks.

Sounds a lot like a poor tax or that Debtors Prison.

So she misses an appointment. Is arrested again. Now her public defender has to tell her. You're screwed. You've already plead guilty and confessed. I'll work on a plea bargain.

She is sitting in jail waiting for her court date when the spoon comes back from the State Crime Lab.

That meth on the spoon? It was cooked by Chef Boyardee.

Ops says the public defender. Ops say the District Attorney. Ops says the judge. Ops says the police offender. Ops, and you're free to go. That was this Thursday. September 18th, 2014.

So from July 2nd to September 18th, an innocent but poor spaghetti lover rots in our Justice System for possession of a dirty spoon.

Yes, this happened where I live, Hall County, Georgia. The deep South.

So many questions to ask. One of them, Why was the car stopped?

No one knows because?

There's no public record of the arrest report as September 20th, 2014.

Friday, September 19, 2014

They can have my gun when I'm done stalking school children

Funny and not funny.

Just for kicks, let's assume soccer mom and Miss America were in the car line to pick up their kids.

How do they explain this gun nut to tender child A and B?

"Hey! That guy looks like a cop, Mom! Cool huh?"

No that's not cool. That's a gun nut and stay away from him.

Or,

Hey! That guy looks like cop, Mom! Cool huh?

"No, he is way better than a cop. He's a private citizen with a gun and a bullet proof vest. Remember cops are not your friend, especially the IRS, FDA, and USDA. When you see them, run towards this guy."


Guns don't kill little kids

Link

A child commits suicide with his father's gun. At school. In a bathroom.

Another gun that never saved a life.

Felon shoots family. Had a right to a gun. Are gun rights more important than voting rights in Georgia?. Two similar issues. One as deadly as the other.

Link

The link to the real story comes first in this story. Too complicated for me to explain or spin.

Convicted felon on charges unrelated to having killed his son in a hunting accident years ago, shoots and kills his daughter and her six kids.

Sheriff Schultz identified the victims as Sarah Lorraine Spirit, 28; Kaleb Kuhlmann, 11; Kylie Kuhlmann, 9; Johnathon Kuhlmann, 8; Destiny Stewart, 5; Brandon Stewart, 4; and Alanna Stewart, who was born in June.

Under Florida law, this convicted felon still had a right to a gun. Same as in Georgia.

Yes, convicted felons have a right to own a gun or guns. Just sign some paperwork. Get your gun. Even if you have killed in the past.

Story on gun rights in Georgia which clarify my assertion.

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles restored firearms rights for more than 1,400 felons between 2008 and 2013, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Sunday.

The board restored gun rights for 666 people last year, which is 10 times the number of pardons that restored firearms rights six years ago.

The overall number includes 358 felons who were convicted of violent crimes, 166 who were convicted of drug crimes and 32 who killed another person.

Georgia does spend millions trying to stop voter fraud. So does Georgia restore voting rights to felons? They can. Someone needs to see how many times killers get to vote.

Story from Bloomberg on the huge investigation into voting fraud
allegations.

Here's the lead paragraph:

Georgia’s top elections official gave a nonprofit group that has registered more than 85,000 minority voters until tomorrow to produce every record it has, in what critics say is an effort to suppress minority voting in November’s tight race for the U.S. Senate.

Present details on the fraud allegations,"Investigators [said] they can confirm 25 applications[are under investigation of fraud out] of more than 85,000 submitted to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office.

Story in the AJC.

That's 25 allegations of fraud in 13 counties and 85,000 forms. Horrible. Must be stopped.

Governor's man says, "@LoriGearyWSB uncovers massive voter fraud by Democrats. We now know how Carter [Democratic candidate for Governor] plans to get to those 200,000 new voters he says he needs."

From the Republican candidate for Congress, "The fact that an organization led by a well-known Nunn supporter would attempt to illegally register voters is unacceptable."

If you hear dogs talking to you, Son of Sam, shoot the Gorgi!

Hollywood can't make up stories to match real life. The whole art imitates life thing.

What about when life imitates life? A man hears dogs constantly barking. He just knows it is real and not just in his head.

The rational solution is to shoot the dog and not the owner. Well, it's slightly more rational that shooting the owner.

So in Son of Sam, Part Duex, a banker hears a dog saying, "Shoot the Gorgi! Shoot the Gorgi!" Gets his gun. Then, in front of neighbors, shoots the dog's rival, a Gorgi, to death.



So the barking in his head goes on for two more hours. A thank you song.

A more read and accurate version of events here.

Picture of the dangerous Gorgi.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Brother practicing for cowboy movie kills sister on her birthday.

I didn't make up the story. Wish it never happened.



Yeah, the 50 year old man decided to relive his younger days of playing cowboys and Indians. In some parody of Hollywood gunslingers, the brother tried twirling his pistol with his finger. He dropped the loaded weapon. It went off. Hit his sister. Killed her in front of her kids.

Birthday parties aren't what they used to be since your Mom took away your cap pistol.

For possibly a more accurate and professional version of events, click here.

Witch Hunt to follow Fishing Trip hosted by AG, Brian Kemp

For several days, Republicans have been screaming voter fraud in Georgia.

From David Perdue:

“The fact that an organization led by a well-known Nunn supporter would attempt to illegally register voters is unacceptable and reminiscent of the Obama-political machine’s ACORN scandal,” as Megan Whittemore put it. “There is nothing more fundamental to our democratic process than maintaining the integrity of our elections and any attempt to tamper with them is deplorable.”

What did the public meeting produce to support David Perdue's statement?

In his public briefing to the election board, Harvey outlined 25 cases of what he called “confirmed” forgery in 13 counties, plus another 26 “suspicious” cases yet to be investigated. That’s out of an estimated 85,000 registration forms collected so far by the New Georgia Project.
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All the quotes come from articles in the AJC. See this link for some of the story.

WOW! So we haven't mentioned Bengazi but we did get ACORN accused again. How long before this hits FoxNews and gets linked to the NFL scandal?

Never happens to Republicans. Ops! It does or did. Only it didn't hit the papers until legal charges were filed.

Friday, September 12, 2014

George Zimmerman, man of peace. As in, 'May all my enemies rest in peace.'

Partly from the AJC.

Some one pissed off George Zimmerman. Not much of a life accomplishment. So George followed them to work. With a machine gun, 32 grenades, and a bag of donuts. The ones with pink icing and those little sprinkles on top.

LAKE MARY, Fla. (WSVN) — Lake Mary Police have confirmed they’ve had another run-in with George Zimmerman.
According to officers, on Tuesday, a man called 911 saying George Zimmerman threatened to kill him during a road rage incident.
The following day, the same man called 911 again and said Zimmerman was waiting for him at work, and he felt worried for his safety.
Lake Mary Police said they confronted Zimmerman, and he admitted to exchanging words with the man the previous day.

Well, they don't mention the donuts. I guess cops don't like the connection some people might see.

The man says Zimmerman asked, “Do you know who I am?” and threatened to kill him.

Yes, George, we all know who you are even if you don't.

For a warmer, fuzzier view of George, link.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Obama and ISIL

Presidents get all the shitty jobs that Congress won't do.

If Congress doesn't back the President on ISIL, then the President has to go it alone.

If the Congress gives a chilly ok, the President is still going it alone.

Will Congress support the President in what many war hawks already call a war?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Penis shot at gas station. Exits buttocks.

In today's news, a suddenly gender confused 'man' shot his penis late one night in a gas station. Locals tell a story of a Mine is Bigger than Yours debate won by the .45 caliber bullet in head to head conflict.

It remains unreported what the man was doing in a service station while his gun and penis were fighting.

It is known that when the gun spontaneously ejected, the owner drove, not to the hospital, but to a friend's house.

The conversation went like this.

Knock. Knock. "Hey, man. Let me in. You've got see this. My penis stopped a bullet!"

His unbelieving friend simply said, "Oh, blow it out your ass!"

"Yeah," the wounded dick says, "I did that, too!"

Me? I can't imagine letting even my BFF drop his pants in my living room so I can see his bloody equipment. And and his new exit wound.

But, I don't live in Macon, Georgia.

The boring details on the real story at WMAZ.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Gun kills again. No life safe

Where are the good guns in the hands of good guys?

So here's the next story in a long line of stories about kids killing themselves with a good gun gone bad.

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DeKalb County detectives have charged the uncle and aunt of a 2-year-old boy who was shot to death Monday in Stone Mountain with child cruelty and reckless conduct, Capt. Steve Fore said.
“They say they found the child shot,” Fore told The Atlanta Journal Constitution. “The child may have shot himself.”

Sunday morning at the Waffle House

Yes, I eat at the Waffle House.

On Sunday morning,my wife an I were sharing the All-Star special with 3 eggs sunny side up, hash browns, raisin toast, bacon, and a pecan waffle. Someone over paid the juke box for a country song. Five cooks worked the line. The Waffle House equivalent of a Walmart greeter controlled the wait line and wiped down tables.

Just as I'm praising the eggs and toast, a man and a woman take the booth behind me. I can't see them and wouldn't care about them except the man speaks in a booming voice. The woman talks quietly. I can't hear her at all. I'm not sure she has a voice.

I have manners. Yes, even I have manners. I don't eavesdrop on private conversations. I don't like others doing it. But, he was so loud that I just had to listen carefully for her to make a response.

So what did the redneck say that got my attention?

The Dude starts out his breakfast conversation with, "Wow. I don't even have your phone number. What is it?"

Another gem from our hero. "Just tell me what you want and I'll order it for you."

Yeah.

To end the story, I guessed his age as the late 40's to early 50's. Wore a ball cap and jeans. Nice enough looking.

She was about the same age but nice looking and well dressed.

Shame on me for thinking ... he just got laid last night for the first time since high school and she will never visit Waffle House again.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Another post on guns that have never saved a life

How many kids were accidently shot with the family gun in one month.

Eleven.

NRA News shamelessly promotes viewer-submitted pictures of children with firearms, some engaged in unsafe gun practices

Meanwhile, these accidental shootings by children in the U.S. happened within just one month:

August 2nd - September 2nd, 2014.

A 7-year-old boy shot himself at his family’s homemade shooting range in California:

The boy was reportedly firing a single-shot, .22 bolt action youth rifle under his father’s supervision. When the boy cried out, his father noticed there was a small hole in his shirt, then blood.
A 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her instructor with an Uzi in Arizona:


A 13-year-old boy was shot and killed by his 14-year-old friend while they were handling a rifle in Oklahoma:

Police say initially the other teens said the victim shot himself with the gun, but after questioning them separately, police say the 14-year-old accidentally fired the gun … Police say the rifle used was stolen from a home in Midwest City in 2011. Right now investigators don’t know how the gun ended up in the teens hands.

Georgia Ethics Chief 'fired' pending secrecy settlement with Deal

Just in case, I make things up in an effort to find humor amid the chaos and corruption.

Months too late, the Ethics Commission has suspended Holly LeBerge.

Commission Chairwoman Hillary Stringfellow tells The Associated Press she notified the agency's director, Holly LaBerge, on Friday that she had been placed on administrative leave. Stringfellow would only say the action followed the advice of counsel.

I won't quote a source as this broke at 11:23 am and many sources will be up to speed before I finish my post.

Being an evil and nasty man who follows Republican corruption, I expect LeBerge is already fired pending the signing of a gag agreement with Nathan Deal et al.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Commissioner Craig Lutz and his Park

Since I can't afford a subscription to the Gainesville Times, I'm stuck getting my real news from free sources of lesser quality. Rumors mostly. Sometimes the free weekly called The Paper of Flowery Branch.

The Paper ran with the story on ground breaking for Cherokee Bluffs park in South Hall. Well, more exactly, the park is located in the 'center of Hall County,' Sterling on the Lake subdivision. My county commissioner, Craig Lutz lives in Sterling on the Lake as do many people of culture and good character.

The park is going to have 3-D archery a very important sport for local children. Without the $2.4 million dollar expenditure on the park, many needy children would be forced to make bows and arrows or worse, buy bows and arrows. Those are just too deadly and violent for children much like Dodgeball. A Saturday afternoon at the local park filled with 3-D archery beats a day sitting in front of the large screen television set and some fake electronic game that only simulates 3-D archery.

The Paper helps Commissioner Lutz polish his resume'. "It's kind of a relief. It's something that I've been pretty much trying to get going for a majority of my time here in office." Craig Lutz is no johnny come lately to the park. Elected in 2010, Lutz took the curious public on a tour of the land back in June of 2013.

The 100 acres of park land purchased in 2005 occupied much of the debates during Lutz's campaign against Republican Bobby Banks.

Lutz promised to spend money buying land for parks near Lake Lanier and Sterling on the Lake. He vowed to find the money for upkeep and maintenance of trails, pavilions, a playground, disc golf course, an amphitheater, and the desperately needed 3-D archery range for children.

So it is a relief knowing Commissioner Lutz will have built almost single handedly the only recreation area in South Hall open to all our children complete with a bronze monument with his name on it.

I hope they spell his name correctly.

Another good guy with guns killed by police with good guns

Two days ago, a very peaceful man was standing on his front porch shooting at helicopters when trigger happy police shot him to death in violation of his Open Carry Rights.

Well, that's how the story would be covered in Georgia.

So a man is on his front porch with at least 4 loaded guns. So far, it's claimed the man was shooting before the police arrived. More shots were fired at police. Then, the man began shooting at a police helicopter.

Meanwhile, the local cops took up positions on a roof top and shot the man to stop the rampage.

The media coverage doesn't have much information on the shooter or his guns. I'd like to know where and how he got his guns. I'm thinking Walmart or a Christmas gift from a Southern cousin.

I'm thinking he was a law abiding citizen before going nuts.

I'm certain that none of his guns ever saved a life. Anyone wanna second guess me?

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A police spokesman on Wednesday said 55-year-old Richard Ray Aceves was killed when officers returned fire while he stood on his front porch with several loaded weapons

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Police departments a good source of guns for felons

The federal government program known as '1033' gives local police departments military weapons like Humvees, small tanks called APCs, and automatic weapons.

So as we learn from Mike Brown and Ferguson, we militarized the police. Well, maybe in ways we didn't mean.

For example, the police seem to lose their new equipment. So far, four free Humvees are missing or stolen. Sheriff or sometimes 'Sharif' Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona can't find his M16. Or, nine of his Colt .45 handguns given to him by .... Obama et al.

He's just a good ol' boy. Losing a rifle or a few handguns doesn't mean anything. Well, it means Obama isn't giving him anymore free military weapons. So now we know why the 'Sharif' of Maricopa whines like a baby. Someone took his toys and Nanny won't let him have new ones.

Getting banned from '1033' requires a certain amount of dishonesty or incompetence. If you lose your Humvee but report it stolen within 24 hours, you can get a free replacement.

Is there a problem with the program or just a problem with honesty among our local law enforcement?

Well, in Texas, bastion of justice, Chief William Jason Kelcy 'sold' four million dollars of '1033' goodies before getting Busted!

Make me wonder how long the Chief had to stand on dark street corners whispering, "Hey! Wanna buy a Humvee? How about a machine gun? Dude, I got handguns. Handguns!" before he unloaded the four million dollars in military weapons.

So who buys stolen weapons being sold by the Chief of Police? Don't over think it. Criminals. The most solid citizens in the community. Who else would the Chief of Police trust?

Am I wrong?

Monday, September 1, 2014

Georgia law allows gun sales in vending machines.

The new vending machines were opened today with a public ceremony featuring Governor Nathan Deal, Judge Judy, and three other idiots.

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“Millions of people in Georgia lack access to quality firearms,” the governor said in a signing statement. “This bill will finally bring handguns from top manufacturers into every neighborhood and hopefully every household.

“By helping more Georgians to defend themselves, we expect this bill to lower crime significantly. By the end of my second term murder, rape and armed robbery should be nearly eradicated.”

I only wish I had made this up.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

New Constitutional Amendment guarantee supply of ammo for gun owners

Starting in 2008 when the Democrats nominated a radical candidate for office named Burt, "The Black" Bacharach O'Brian, guns began a disappearing act. No one could find the all important trophy taking AR-15 version 100.1 with the bayonet mount, laser site mounting rail, and the Golden inlay of the greatest Charleston Heston quote of all time, "You can have my gun when you pry it from my cold dead fingers." The second greatest CH quote remains a distant second; "Take your filthy hands off of me, you damned, dirty ape!" from the film noir, Cell Block Lovers.

Now the truth is out. Not about the film noir and Heaston's co-star, Jimmy "I've got a million of 'em" Durante. The only copy remains sealed inside President Ronald Reagan's tomb.

No, it's the truth about the world wide shortage of copper jacketed, pre-lubricated, and ribbed for your pleasure, .22 caliber Long Rifle cartridges.

Someone has been buying them. Most of the buyers have used the secret name, 'Bubba.' Others used the name 'Sue' made so famous by Johnny Cash song about a boy named Bob and his part time job cleaning floors in Folsom Prison. That song, Squeal like a Pig, stayed Number One for 40 weeks saving our ears from the would be great sound track of the movie, Deliverance.

The NRA has been tracking Bubba and Sue since yesterday. Today, we know that we don't know the known knowns as well as we know the unknown unknowns. We do know there are things we don't know we don't know.

If you're still sane and have read this far, ammo sales have doubled despite desperate claims of shortage.

If you want to read a rational explanation with quotes from the private industry aka the Merchants of Death, Brotherhood of Blam, and the Mother of all Orphans, the National Rifle Association, click here.

Monday, August 25, 2014

More speculation on Hall County Clinic

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) just announced a run out with Northeast Georgia Medical Center and it's network of doctors. It means that come October 1st, no public employee or member of a managed care plan can use a doctor within the NEGMC network. Come March 1st, no public employee or member of a managed care plan can use the hospital.

For long term illnesses like prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, the potential damage staggers my imagination.

That would be true for heart disease and all the debilitating mind diseases like Parkinsons, Alzheimers, cerebral palsy, and stroke.

Imagine the outrage in Republican lead Hall County if former President Ronald Reagan had been turned away from his choice of medical care by an insurance company!

If my family doctor found signs of colon cancer in my body tomorrow, where would he send me? Wouldn't it be pointless to send me to NEGMC for a cat scan or more detailed testing? Come October 1st, I'd have to find a new doctor, a new specialist, and travel outside the country.

But, but, but ... the Hall County Board of Commissioners are opening an employee only clinic which won't be excluded by Blue Cross Blue Shield!

Hurray!

How convenient the timing. I'm sure no one at BCBS tipped off the county. That would be like bad faith to keep negotiating with the hospital on one hand and helping to build a private, competing healthcare service at the same time.

Hmmm.

So can we expect Hall County to build a private clinic, hire doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and staff in cooperation with an insurance company while giving the finger to the largest employer in the county?

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lee Harvey Oswald gets Georgia Gun Permit and Pardon

The Georgia Pardons and Parole Board oversees a nasty bunch of people. Rapists. Murderers. Child Molesters. Board members make some serious and life changing decisions including granting felons a right to carry a concealed weapon.

That must be a rarity for a board considered a 'national model for stable and professional leadership' which is 'attuned to long-term as well as short-term public-safety solutions.'

Oddly enough for a Bible Belt State, the Board granted 666 gun packing pardons last year. Wow! Exactly the Number of the Beast.

The Board in its unique wisdom found mercy for 358 felons who were convicted of violent crimes, 166 who were convicted of drug crimes and 32 who killed another person.

But, I guess even killers deserve a second chance and at least one former board member agrees with that.

I'd call and ask the current Board about their gun waving pardons if they would take any phone calls on the subject.

Board members declined the newspaper's requests for interviews. The longest-serving member took office in January of 2009. Board spokesman, Steve Hayes, said the board's turnover rate could explain an overall increase in gun pardons. In 2012 the number of violent felons who had their gun rights reinstated was 71. The number increased to 208 in 2013.

In one year, new board members gave felons gun at a rate 300% higher than older board members? Should we believe this load of shit from Steve Hayes? No. New board members can't over ride decisions by the general Board.

Or can they, with one wave, give a murderer the right to pack heat? If they can, we need to ask Nathan Deal what kind of nuts did he just appoint to the Board.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Private industry does face plant. Workers turn to prayers.

I won't ridicule anyone facing unemployment even if prayer is being seen as valid step in their career path.

They've turned to politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen and union reps to try to save their jobs at three Atlantic City casinos scheduled to close soon. Now, hundreds of soon-to-be unemployed dealers, cocktail servers and hotel workers are turning to what many say could be their last, best chance.

Do the casino workers not see the irony in praying to God for new casinos?

How does one start that prayer?

Oh Heavenly Dice Tosser,

Give us this day our daily dread,
Gamblers who play and fall over dead.
Blackjack, draw poker, and a game called roulette,
The game doesn't matter as long as they bet?

"This isn't play: People are losing their homes and the only means of supporting their families," she said. "This is very scary for people who are in a situation they never expected. Some people put their entire lives and souls into these jobs, and someone just comes along and snatches it away from you. It is devastating."

Private industry came into Atlantic City with huge promises of casino jobs and trickle down economics. The city and its people rolled the dice until Snake Eyes shut the players down.

Georgia wants to legalize gambling. It fits our Governor and his far Right religious supporters if we judge the future on Atlantic City's failure. Not only did the rubes pray for luck, eventually the workers pray for jobs.

This just in from Dallas, Texas ... Rick Perry shot attempting to surrender to police

This news is a true spoof. No facts have been harmed in the making of these lies.

This just in from Dallas, Texas. Rick Perry has died after being shot 6 times by Dallas police. Rerry was indicted by a Grand ol' Jury for,being a typical Republican Governor. Having admitted to staging two invasions of Cuba, dealing drugs for guns with terrorists, and hating Federal period furniture, Perry called 911 from inside an inconvenience store near Nealey Plaza. His call immediately went to the Comcast Service Center in Dubya de Lubdick, Texas.

While on hold, Perry purchased 75 cartons of Swisher Sweets. Official spokesmodels for the late Presidential Light candidate denied the purchase saying Perry never smoked anything with a nick name like cigarillo since that one time in Havana.

Witnesses described the shooting as horrible. Something they will never be able to 'un-see.'

"That Presidential Light guy was just walking down the middle of public opinion with his head up his ass when the Truth Police told him to just fracken stop. Well, the police should have known the dude had too much shit in his ears to hear nothing.

"The dude just keeps going and the police started shooting. I mean the man had his head up his ass! Just shot him like that. Cold." said Noe Onever.

Initial coroner reports say the Presidential Light candidate was struck by six bullets with the entry and exit wounds confirming "the man had his head up his ass" when the shots were fired. Four bullets struck him in the ass. Two bullets passed through his head. The Governor would have survived the head wounds but his little ass bled to death.

Said Noe Onever, "They didn't even try to save him. No ambulance. No EMTs. Didn't even cover up the body. Just left it there like a message or something."

The last official statement from the capital mentioned the rich heritage of head wounds and politicians. "Every great politician has a head wound. Lincoln had one. Kennedy had one. Now we can a Great Texas Republican name to the list. One of the first great un-elected Presidents never. Rick "Double Tap to the Dead" Perry. No man ever had his head further up his ass."

Such ends the story just in from Dallas, Texas. This had not been the news.



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mass shooting in Seattle, 3 Dead

I hate writing these headlines and stories.

A good guy with a gun killed his dad, shot up a campground, killed one camper. Then, killed himself.

Remind me again how he would have used a knife or a baseball bat if he didn't have a gun.

Tell me about how guns stop crime.

Tell me about how safe you feel walking down the street with a six gun on your hip.

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Our children shot snd killed 13 times more often than our Afghanistan war troops

For every member of our armed forces who died in Afghanistan during the 11 years of that war, 13 of our children were shot to death in the USA.

We should be ashamed.

Seven, count them, seven children will be shot to death today. Why? So some numb nuts can carry his AR15 in Walmart. So some biker can sit in a bar with gun. So your priest can wear a gun during Mass.

Guns anywhere.

A News21 investigation of child and youth deaths in America between 2002 and 2012 found that at least 28,000 children and teens 19-years-old and younger were killed with guns. Teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 made up over two-thirds of all youth gun deaths in America.

Vote pro-gun Republican today and you kill seven kids tomorrow. Tell me that guns reduce crime. Tell me how safe you feel with a six gun on your hip in Sunday school. Tell me that you're upset because a journalist got beheaded in the Middle East.

When it is your child, grandchild, or a neighbors child dying from a gunshot wound, tell me it is just the price of freedom.

Right ...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Grandmother fires a shot in the dark, hits seven year old grandson

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in Florida say a 7-year-old boy is in critical condition after his grandmother mistook him for an intruder and shot him.

The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Tuesday in Tampa.

Good guy with brain stops mass school shooting

Yup.

Two young men were ready to slaughter teachers and students at a California high school when ... law enforcement working in cooperation with school officials ... arrested the duo before they obtained guns and bombs.

If you want to read about stopping bad guys with guns the right way, chase this link.

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Two teenage boys were arrested Monday after making specific plans to kill three staffers then gun down as many students as possible at their Southern California high school, police said.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Another Zimmerman?

A guy named Zimmerman walks up to a bunch of kids at a bus stop.

Hey! You wanna see the bullets in my gun? No? Then shut the frack up. You think I'm joking. This bullets got your name on it.

Yeah, I make up the dialogue but it's pretty close to what he said.

So it's early in the morning, Zimmerman wearing his conceal carry weapon walks out to the bus stop. Why? To make the kids be quiet. And, the idiot took his conceal carry with him and didn't keep it concealed.

Couldn't make it up. I just want to thank Goobernator Nathan Deal for his guns at the bus stop law.

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Gun justice in Georgia

Is there a double standard for gun deaths in Georgia?

Consider the 3 year old child who allegedly shot himself in the face. Mom's in jail without bail.

Isn't there something wrong about that?

In another state, a five year old boy shoots his 2 year old sister to death.

No one in jail. No charges. Just an accident.

How about the father who shoot his 15 year old son to death while rafting?

No one in jail. Just an accident.

In one weekend, there were two tragic deaths by gun.

In one case, no charges. The other case, boom. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200 dollars.

Think about it. It does no good to keep a mother away from a hospitalized child. Want to charge her? Fine. Set bail.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

68 year old woman shot to death in Helen, Georgia

Yes, the open carry of loaded weapons is a legal right. The Guns Everywhere law was signed by our Goobernator Nathan 'I am stupid' Deal and went into effect on July 1st.

Last night, about 10:40 pm, a tourist from Texas was walking down Main Street in our German themed town of Helen, Georgia. Some open carry dude on the other side of the street shoots himself in the hand. The bullet passes through his hand, goes across the street, and wounds the 68 year old woman. She dies on the sidewalk.

Guns don't kill people in Georgia. Accidents don't happen here either. People make bad choices and they suffer the consequences. That's the word on being poor, being a teen aged mother, on college students being raped, etc, etc, ...

So I'm waiting to hear about the evil decision in Helen. Was it the Goobernator making open carry a legal right? Or, was it being a visitor in a tourist trap?

Local story here.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Wanna pray while I'm texting, eating a burger, or changing a diaper

"I think it's great that 'you' have a solid belief which brings you comfort. I don't care if it is religion or little green men on Mars as long as you are happy. But, I don't want to hear about your 2,000 year pagan rituals. You don't bring me comfort or happiness when you're spewing that shit in my face."

Friday, August 15, 2014

Russia invades Ukraine

I see no stories on this in major media.

However, the stock market broke sharply downward. The rumor behind the falling numbers is an invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

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Hall County Commission screws it again

The Hall County Commission has been cutting employees and services since 2010 with the election of Gibbs and Lutz.

Lutz has an Arnold Schwarzenegger complex, much worse than having a Jesus complex.

Gibbs is a toadie whatever that means.

So how did they screw it up again?

Converting a closed library into .... a doctor's office to be used only by county employees! OMG! Socialized and mandatory medicine.

Had Obama proposed this, the Commission would have gone all postal on socialized medicine, forcing employers to provide women with birth control, and 32 violations of secret agreements with dead men.

There are two versions of the real story. One at Access. Another at the Gainesville Times.

So we shut down this special needs library, fired the staff, and let it stand empty, justified by ... we don't have the money for non-essential services. Yup. A library geared to children with special needs really isn't life and death. Nope.

So it is small. Not much parking. Only one conference room. Single story. Rural.

Now we have the money to refurbish it into a medical office and pharmacy, hire a pharmacist(s) at $100,000 per year, several pharm techs, upgrade security for medicine storage, storage of medical records, medical wastes, hire at least one doctor for at least $200,000 per year, several nurses, ae receptionists, an office manager, and some one to have audit and oversight power.

Yeah.

Then who gets to go there?

County employees only.

Will they have a choice of providers?

Yes, as long as they chose the new health clinic.

Can they use a pharmacy located close to their homes.

Yes, As long as they live near Exit 24 in Hall County, Georgia.

Here's the fine print:

Hall County cut the budget for the Public Health Department to find the money for this government mandated medical clinic.

Do you know what that means to families with school aged children?

Yeah. It means we just shit on them.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Friends don't let friends click banner ads.

Have you ever clicked a banner ad? I have.

Faced with middle aged hair loss, I clicked on a banner for Grow New Hair. Within hours, both ears had long brown tresses. The next click made an Afro inside one ear. I had to click two more banners to get a 'fro in the other ear to match. The extra click purchased a Russian wife. She was delivered by FedEx who broke both of her legs by throwing her over my fence. My chain link face and the dozen pit bulls inside it came from a banner promising 24 hour Security. Watching the dogs chewing on my newest wife, I tried clicking a banner for legal help. I wound up divorced from my mother. Knowing I needed to escape the law, I clicked a banner for travel. I'm now a merchant marine. I'm going to click the next banner that I see for Enjoy Your Retirement. If I get lucky, someone will beat me in the head so I can sleep forty years.

Good gun bites man in ass

Nope. Never happen.

In tilted news today, a future murderer was innocently shopping in an Ass and Ho Shop for a hook up.

Loaded pellet rifles immediately notified the Gung Ho department and a good gun was dispatched.

When the good gun found the future felon trolling in salt water taffy, no shots could be fired without hitting Candy.

Feeling the immediacy and wanting to save future lives, the gun bit the man in the ass giving him a limp.

So remember, if you see any limp men looking for a hook up at the Ass and Ho Shop, they're ass bites.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Republican Party's racist Southern Strategy

Since some will not understand the Southern strategy, here's a link to a pdf.

Here are some quotes:

From now on, the Republicans are never going to get more than 10 to 20 percent of the Negro vote and they don't need any more than that...but Republicans would be shortsighted if they weakened enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. The more Negroes who register as Democrats in the South, the sooner the Negrophobe whites will quit the Democrats and become Republicans. That's where the votes are. Without that prodding from the blacks, the whites will backslide into their old comfortable arrangement with the local Democrats.

But, what of the Democratic Party?It will retreat to the Northeast corner, where there is a high percentage of liberal Jews, Yankees, Negroes and ... masses of subsidized radicals ...

Perhaps the oddest of the quotes will not be understood ...

;Future Republican voters will be] against aid to blacks, against aid to big cities, and against the liberal life style it sees typified by purple glasses, beards, long hair, bralessness, pornography, coddling of criminals, and moral permissiveness run riot.

Those are quotes from only one person, perhaps the most powerful voice in forming the Southern Strategy, Kevin Phillips.


The letter from Rick Frommer

In a recent letter to the editor, the writer alleges a 1960's conspiracy to stop profitable recycling of nuclear waste. According to the authror, the massive conspiracy stopped civil rights legislation, defeated General Westmoreland in an election, and preserved corruption in the Democratic Party.

I remember the Sixties. So do many other people. It would do well to remember the facts in that decade.

Young President John F. Kennedy proposed civil rights legislation in 1963. The 1964 Civil Rights Act came to a Congressional vote and was signed by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, just months after Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas. Among the nay votes were Democrats and Republicans with every Southern Republican voting against the new law. Southern Republican refers to the Congressman from the 11 states which constituted the Confederate slave states a hundred years earlier. In the Senate, 69% of Democrats voted for the bill.

Johnson would sign the 1968 Civil Right Act before leaving the White House. Hardly a Democratic conspiracy to stop civil rights legislation.

General Westmoreland didn't retire from the military until 1972. His military service and career were stained by US involvement in Vietnam and his several decisions to suppress military reports. Suppressing information hit a low point in 1968 when the Calley massacre cover-up lasted 13 months. Westmoreland left Vietnam after the horrific losses of the 1968 Tet Offensive. His unsuccessful political campaign was in 1974 not in the Sixties.

No President has been as corrupt as Republican President Richard Nixon who was elected in 1968. Nixon used what is know as the Southern strategy in national politics. The strategy was to appeal to the white Southern racist called "Negrophobe whites" by Nixon's people.

As to profitable recycling of radioactive waste in the 1960's? Not possible. Not possible today. Although Governor Deal and others like the Heritage Foundation have made false reports of successful efforts in the UK and France. The UK and France are actively seeking underground disposal options and not any mythical recycling program.

The UK offers 'bribes' to communities to consider storage of its 260,000 cubic meters of radioactive waste.

France had 1.32 million cubic meters of nuclear waste in 2010, a 13% increase over 2009.

People have been trying to explain how the world works since we first walked upright. Lying about the past isn't new. Lying about nuclear waste is just tool of Republicans.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Reagan was a pussycat

I already called him a pussy but Lou Cannon called the would be gunslinging Ronald Reagan a pussy cat in a July 1985 Washington Post piece.

Hell, Reagan was such a wimp that his nickname was Jimmy Reagan as in Jimmy Carter who never killed anyone as President of the United States.

So in 1981, President Ronald Reagan promises the nation and the world "swift and effective retribution" to terrorist activities.

Bullshit!

Reagon's strongest moment on the world stage came in ... Grenada where he rescued some medical students from final exams while they were attending The True Blue Medical Facility.

What terrorist act prompted a war in which over 5,000 medals were issued for merit and valor?

Canada and the UK were building a commercial airport. Yes. In 1954, the Brits had recommended replacing the existing airport with a modern facility to attract more tourists to the little island. Yeah. The British were coming. One if by land. Two if by sea. Paul Revere and all that.

A congressional hearing heard testimony that,
...based on my personal observations, discussion and analysis of the new international airport under construction in Grenada, it is my conclusion that this project is specifically now and has always been for the purpose of economic development and is not for military use.... It is my thought that it is absurd, patronizing, and totally unwarranted for the United States government to charge that this airport poses a military threat to the United States’ national security.

Ouch!

What did the UN do? By a vote of 108-0, it commended the attack as a violation of international law. See General Assembly Resolution 38/7, which "deeply deplores the armed intervention in Grenada, which constitutes a flagrant violation of international law and of the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of that State."

What did Britain do? Britain already thought Reagan was an idiot. In a written communication still partly classified, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher threatened to deny the US access to cruise missile bases in the UK.

Thatcher called Reagan and told him to stop the invasion. Reagan, always the American Ideal of truth and justice, lied to Thatcher. US troops were already ashore as Reagan said, "No invasion is being contemplated."

Right. I'd bet that Reagan didn't have the guts to tell the strong woman, 'You can't stop me. It's done.'

Typical of Reagan. When Navy Diver, Robert Stethem was tortured by terrorists then executed, Reagan didn't lose any sleep.

More on Reagan the singing cowboy soon.

Bra shoots woman after man grabs her

There are no pictures or videos. Dang~

Seems a man and a woman were having a peaceful discussion on religion and politics at the same time. Being a woman, she was very upfront in point of view while he kept shifting positions.

Unable to see eye to eye on the church and Obama, the man did what is logical for all men, he reached out for her. Her bra that is.

Seems he thought she might have an Obama cell phone hidden in it. She did. That and a gun. That's quite a pair to pack inside a bra.

Some things got out of hand at that point and the gun went off. What could have been a very one sided disaster wound up being a flesh wound in the arm. How her arm fit into a bra loaded with a gun and a cell phone beats me. I don't make them up and I don't explain them.

The woman was able to run to the hospital. What a pair of legs. The doctors all agreed that she will recover soon. I hope so.

Asked for a comment she said, I'm going Open Carry from now on. The experience was all a big bust for me.

The story was butt dialed in to the press room by an interested party.

Real story runs here.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Number of Ebola patients double in the United States. Cases brought in by air travel.

Yup,I can do irresponsible journalism.

A few days ago, there were no reported cases of Ebola in the United States. Suddenly, we had a case in Metro Atlanta. Now, we have two. And nobody knows the name of this ebola disease.

In five days, the number of ebola cases being treated in the United States has doubled. Who is watching out for us?

I say Obama should have closed the borders with F16s if needed. Rumors in the media have these cases coming in on international air flights. OMG!

I'm not taking my shoes off for Homeland Security at the airport. Hell No! I'm wearing a level 32 Super Suit from my house to my hotel room. Hotel room you ask? There have been no documented ebola cases in the US at a hotel. It's important to know that because when the evacuations start, where are you going to go?

Hell, if you live in Atlanta, the threat of an ice storm can close down the interstates. Imagine my neighbor trying to pass me on an exit ramp during the coming Ebola Evac. That ain't going to happen.

Who doesn't have concerns about the government right now? Did you see the cover up on Bengazi?, Think about how Bush handled Iraqand you might want to start looking at alternative governments. Finding an alternative government that support your needs takes a lot of time and research. If you haven't done the work by now, listen to Rush Limbaugh. Where ever he goes, there will be drugs, guns, and freedom.

So listen up all you preppers. Dig up those caches of guns. Filter the water in your toilet. Get out your yellow radiation suit. Use your pyridostigmine bromide if you don't have your order of Ebola vaccine from your underground supply chain.

This ebola stuff is being spread by air.

For the non-prepper, begin harassing phone calls to the CDC. "Call them, write them, heckle them in the streets if you have to, but don’t allow them to ignore" you.

Read more nonsense on how you are at risk of dying in a panic at Ebola Is Us.

Rowing the same direction on road construction

Oh! I can mix my metaphors as well as the next idiot.

"Let's all row in the same direction on this road project."

So why don't I like that one? I heard it at a Republican meeting.

“I think it’s important for everybody to be rowing in the same direction on this one,” said Craig Lutz, the Hall County Board of Commissioners’ South Hall representative.

Followed shortly by, “'Trust me when I say we’ve been knocking on every single door to look at other funding opportunities,' Yamala said."

Of course we got the usual blame game quote, “'The problem is the federal government, and we’re not sure what’s coming there,' Mecum said."

Since the Goobernator is from Hall County, Georgia, no Republican mentioned the state's lack of funding. The local reporter did.

The state has made the road a temporary state route so funding can be sped up on the work — widening it between I-985 and Thompson Mill Road in Gwinnett — but so far, no money has been set aside.

So the state has no money. That's okay. The federal government has no money for roads. The county has no money for roads.

But, damn we have been rowing door to door begging other governments to fund a road widening project to nowhere. Well, from Stering on the Lake subdivision to the interstate known as I985.

So I attended a GOP meeting in an underfunded public library which the government hating, tax cutting residents of Stering on the Lake hate at the entrance to their subdivision.

But their lives would be enhanced if their commute including a State funded 4 lane road to the interstate.

Ain't that a bone headed love affair?

Sunday, August 3, 2014

George F. Will hates women

The world's most over paid Right Wing blogger, George F. Will, revealed his tighty whiteys in the Sunday paper with his accusation that women limit the quality of Democratic Presidential candidates.

His article wrongly named, Gender limits likely field of Democratic candidates, praised men in an effort to put women back in the bedroom. Is Hillary Clinton truly tawdry as Will alleged?

Will exposed his sexist, Right winged, dogma by using the adjective 'tawdry.'

Why not get down to business on the street, George? Just call her a whore.

But, that's the problem with Republicans and Tea Party Patriots. They hide behind code words like tawdry. No one doubts Mr. Will's impeccable command of the English language. Calling a man tawdry wouldn't cut it.

Ever hear of a man wearing a cheap suit? Sure. Tawdry suit? Well, not so much.

George, please go back to the cigar smoking Men's Club and get a new toupee.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Science, Libertarian Style

Libertarians have the best political approach to science of any philosophical group. I can explain their science with a potato.

Medical science has studied human illness for decades always increasing knowledge and improving techniques.

We know how a potato breaks down in the digestive track. We know how its nutrients enter the blood stream. We know how the body reacts to those nutrients. And, we know there is a linkage between eating a potatoes and many vascular diseases.

Here's the Libertarians scientific method on potatoes.

I eat potatoes.

I'm healthy.

Therefore, the science on potatoes is all wrong.

Now let's talk about how the government is stealing my money with a gun!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Newt Gingrich shot down Flight 370. Blames 'Puty Put' Putin

It's not funny.

The globally naive Newt Gingrich following in the footsteps of Jane Fonda visited Putin and Russia. Dear ol' Puty Put let Gingrich pose for photos on a missile launcher.

Gingrich being more like the dork Dukakis in a tank than John Wayne on a horse shot off a few missiles.

Ops!

One took down Flight 370.

As the smoking planes spiraled down from the sky, Putin consoled Newt with precisely the right words.

"Missiles don't kill people. People kill people."

Newt smiled.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Ronald Reagan is a pussy

Strong words?

Reagan was full of strong words and gets credit for defeating the Soviet Union with the phrase, "Tear down this wall!"

In 1983, Russian shot down a Korean airliner, KAL-007 over international waters. Reagan was on vacation. His press secretary must have been on vacation, too.

An assistant press secretary read a short message to the country on behalf of the President which included this phrase:

Mrs. Reagan and I want to express our deepest sympathy to the families of the victims. Our prayers are with them in this time of bereavement, and they have my personal assurance that I will make every effort to get to the bottom of this tragedy.

The Russian recovered the black boxes soon after the shoot down. Reagan got the black boxes returned ... never in his Presidency. It was 1999 when the world got access to the data on the flight recorders.

There was a U.S. Congressman on the flight, Lawrence McDonald, representative from Georgia in the United States House of Representatives.

McDonald's body was never returned to the U.S. His body and others may have been 'lost' in an effort to hide evidence.


Friday, June 27, 2014

"Guns don't kill people. God kills people.

Five year old boy gets a rifle for his birthday. Mom goes outside leaving him to guard his two year old sister. Boy wants to try out his rifle. Shoots baby sister to death.

Grandma says, "It was just her time to go."

Minister says it was "God's will."

Father says it will never happen again.

Cops call it an accident.

Little boy quoted as saying, "Whoa! I like my new gun!"



Guess which quotes are real?

Honey? Did you leave your cannon shell in the bedroom again?

File this one under cannon nuts epic fail.

Some gun owners were having a little fun at a gun show with their cannon, a US military 105 howitzer. For the novice gun nut, that's a cannon used in wars like ... Iraq, Afghanistan, WWII ....

So the gun nuts loaded their cannon using all the right safety precautions. They carefully aimed it using the proper Kentucky windage adjustments, and fired.

They missed the broadside of the barn. The field it sat in. The farm. All the little animals.

But, they nailed a house over 3 miles away. Epic miss.

What did the gun show people say? The followed all the safety rules. We've never seen a cannon shell go up in the air like that. It was Obama's fault. It's perfect for home defense. Gun owners have rights.

KOAM TV 7

Monday, June 16, 2014

Father shoots and kills his family ... on Father's Day

How do I start this post? A man shoots his family to death Does so on Father's Cay. No previous signs of distress. Called his own father to wish him a Happy Father's Day.

Then, he shoots his 30 year old wife, a 9 year old daughter, and a 2 year old son.

Let the NRA choke on it's, Well, he would have used a knife if he didn't have a gun.

How about a reality check? Maybe he would not have killed anyone if he didn't have a gun!

NRA and gun lovers, Just pull your heads out of your assholes.

It requires nothing to pull a trigger 4 times. It doesn't take courage. It isn't intimate or personal.

It's cold, impartial, and inhuman. But quick and easy for a coward or a soldier.

If the man only had a knife, would he have chopped a 2 year old son to death? I bloody well don't think so.

The gun killed that child. No gun, then at least two children survive.

Stop the killing now. When there are no gun, there will be no gun crime.

Link

Friday, June 6, 2014

Guns don't make you safe. Being smart makes you safe.

Got this today from Atlanta Police Department Zone 2:
This afternoon, a woman was was walking towards the exit of the Howell Mill Rd Walmart Shopping Center parking deck when a burgundy 2001 Jeep Wrangler with a tan colored cloth cover (SC Tag CCG674) pulled up to her. Suspect #1, a black male carrying a semi-automatic firearm and wearing a ski mask, hopped out of the passenger seat. The suspect demanded the victim’s purse and Suspect #2, inside the vehicle, told Suspect #1 to get the victim’s ring. The victim gave Suspect #1 her rings and purse containing a Smith and Wesson 380 semi-automatic pistol, an I-Pad, a wallet with $50. cash, numerous bank cards and other miscellaneous items.
Here is my take on this: One of the primary tenants of those that the anti-gun people like to call "gun extremists" is that the way to combat bad guys with guns is for good guys to have guns. I think a little actual training in how to deal with bad guys with guns would be helpful. Otherwise, a gun in one's purse is just a hunk of useless steel, and there is then no point in carrying one. You have to be willing to use it.

Here's some tips:

Carry a debit card only. No reason to carry your social security card, credit cards, passwords .... etc.
If you carry a gun, hold it cocked, locked and ready to rock. No one will fuck with you then.
If you're going to a bad part of town, don't make yourself a target by wearing your entire set of jewelry.

In my humble opinion, when crime isn't easy and no longer pays well, we will have less crime.

Plus, thanks to who ever recorded the license plate and description of the vehiclie.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Deal done by Deal for Real

Okay. So I make half of this stuff up.

Goobernator Dave E. Deal has cut a deal for a golden parachute with the State Department of Education. As a part of the done Deal, Deal gets $107 million dollars to write a standardized test which matches Common Core tests.

Yeah. Right. Deal doesn't want Common Core. He will campaign against it if he's not in jail this fall.

So what does it cost now to double test kids in Georgia schools. According to the AJC,

According to AJC, Georgia spends $25 million now on all assessments in K-12, including end-of-course exams and financial assistance to students to take Advanced Placement tests. PARCC reportedly set a maximum cost to states of $18.50 per student (though PARCC would not confirm that figure). Based on the number of students who took English/language arts and math tests in Georgia this year, the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT), the hypothetical cost of the PARCC tests by themselves would max out at $27.5 million. (The CRCT is normally given to grades 1-8, but this year, due to "budget constraints," it was only given in grades 3-8.)

So if Deal doesn't get his Deal, Georgia pays $25 million for 'budget constrained' tests in five grades.

But Deal got his Deal so Georgia pays him $107 million dollars.

So somebody got hell of a deal by Deal's deal. About $75 million dollars has been flown out of Deal's ass for testing to Common Core Standards. Testing he refused to do for $25 million dollars.

Tell me you don't believe education gets pig piles of public phunding.

BTW, you can check out some of my lies at this here link.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

USDA, EPA, DOT .... all they do is keep you safe ... from corporations!

Why are the roads safe to drive on? Hell, why do we get to drive for hours without stopping to pay private tolls on roads?

United State Department of Transportation .... which is making sure roads are designed for safety.

Why don't we choke to death like people in China? EPA ... which is making sure we have clean air.

USDA ... is a little behind in their work. For over a year, a private, job creating, legal person called a corporation has been killing Americans with salmonella.

A year. Link to story at Yahoo.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella linked to a California chicken producer continues to sicken people more than a year after it started.

Despite the illnesses, producer Foster Farms has not initiated a recall, and the government has no apparent plans to shut it down.

The federal Centers for Disease Control says there were 50 new reported illnesses in the last two months, bringing to 574 the total number of cases in the outbreak. Most of the illnesses are in California.

574 cases of salmonella and no one has died? Make me believe it. " Bloodstream infections caused by nontyphoidal salmonellae in Africa were reported in 2012 to have a case fatality rate of 20–25%."

For this outbreak? "Thirty-seven percent of victims were hospitalized and 13 percent of the victims had developed blood infections, almost three times the normal rate."

In a letter from USDA to Foster Farms last October, the department said inspectors had documented "fecal material on carcasses" along with "poor sanitary dressing practices, insanitary food contact surfaces, insanitary nonfood contact surfaces and direct product contamination."

In January, USDA inspectors briefly closed a Foster Farms plant after finding cockroaches.

Yeah. No one has died from this version of corporate citizenship. That we know about.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Another gun death in Georgia

I'm not sure I can continue documenting gun stupidity. My empathy for the victim compels me to warn others.

Okay, so it is Memorial Day weekend. Father wants to spend some time with his son on a boating trip. But, ... dad has to bring a rifle with him. Just in case a wild hog wants to get shot and eaten.

Dad carries the loaded gun down to the boat. The gun goes off and kills the son .... like a wild hog.

Now how does Dad or anyone else in that family ever recover? I don't know.

But, we just passed another stupid gun law in this state called the I can carry my loaded gun anywhere, anytime. And, I dare the police to even ask me if I have a permit.

I'm sure the father of the dead boy was a responsible gun owner who made only one mistake ever with that rifle. Which wasn't just carrying a loaded gun. The mistake was killing his son.

Sad details of the real story here.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Drug dealers work for the NFL and pay no taxes

I have no clue on this headline. Who made that up?

Link

A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the league, thirsty for profits, illegally supplied them with risky narcotics and other painkillers that numbed their injuries for games and led to medical complications ...

Not a big story in some ways. Employees are often subjected to unsafe working conditions. But, if you're one of the players living through Hell, it ain't funny.

Bush knew about Benghazi. Warned Obama. Cheney flew to Benghazi to lead rescue mission.

I love writing nonsense. Especially eye catching headlines. Since Benghazi remains the only important issue to our beloved Republican leaders, I thought I'd help them out with another Benghazi head line.

Yes, Bush knew about Benghazi. In a prepared statement, George admitted using Benghazi on his knees. "It burns at first, which means it's good. Then, the pain goes away."

Cheney did fly to Benghazi to lead a rescue mission. His trip was the first out of body experience for the ex-Vice President. I admire him for taking the trip at all. I just wish he had done it on the night of the attacks instead of Saturday night before appearing on the Sunday morning talk shows.

Timing, Dick. It's all in the timing.

In real news, Bush and Cheney were warned several times about terrorist threats to the United States in the run up to 9/11.

See link here. It's not from the Huffington blog. It's from a business source. Ouch!