Friday, January 31, 2014

Chris Christie complicit in Jennifer Lawrence wardrobe malfunction

50 Shades of Grey, Batman!

Chris Christie's ex=campaign manager alleged today that Chris Christie bullied him into causing the Jennifer Lawrence wardrobe malfunction at last years SAG Awards.



We have all heard Jennifer tell Piers Anthony about being tripped by someone which caused the malfunction.

“My pants fell off!” said Jennifer, when Piers showed her the footage. “Somebody trips me on the way, I remember that,” she said while watching the video. “I’m keepin’ it together, keepin’ it together … and then my pants fall off! Yep! Oh, god.”

Secret emails are said to exist in which Goobernator Christie bullies some usher into tripping Lawrence.

"JeLa is going down. That chic films in Georgia. Now way I let her Hunger Games crew get away with that. Usher will trip her."

The plot did reveal some leg but that wasn't enough for the Chris Christie man.

"I want someone working the cones. Work the cones."

As we know, Lawrence did have a nip slip which satiated the need for revenge.



Let's be glad Lawrence wasn't filming in Gotham City.

Christie bridges evidence gap

George Washington has a lot of things named after him. Legends abound. He threw a silver dollar across the Potomac River, perhaps the first step in becoming President. The ability to throw money. He had two of his father's slaves cut down a cherry tree then he lied to his dad saying, "I take full responsibility." Another step in political growth, taking credit when minor things go wrong.

But the real George Washington story connects Chris Christie with a couple slaves. Although Christie would call them lackeys behind closed doors, the Ubernator went to high school with one of the lackeys.

That lackey controlled the George Washington Bridge over the Hudson River, the busiest traffic bridge in the United States. And he says, my high school buddy knew all about the bridge. He left his fingerprints on it. He's going down.

So what?

Christie could have said, http://wonkette.com/538682/chris-christie-takes-full-responsibility-for-underlings-terrible-vengeful-bullying. But, instead he held the O.J. Simpson Press Conference of all time. And, blamed the National Weather Service, the GDOT, Georgia Govenor Nathan Deal, the 1969 Mets, and two slaves for the bridge closing which killed somebody. A heart attack victim who died waiting for the EMTs.

But, he didn't create a culture of hatred in New Jersey. It blamed that on union thugs, teachers, and his namesake, Christie Columbus.

So what?

He will run for President on the G O T party banner. He will win the nomination. He's a sure bet to win the White House by 11 votes in Florida. The embargo will be the favorite tool of his foreign policy.

And he'll throw some money across a river or two. His slaves will cut down obstacles. He'll take responsibility. Then, fire another friend when 'minor' things go wrong.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Justin Bieber deported by President Obama

This official announcement just in off the wires:

President Barack Obama went around House Republicans today and deported Justin Bieber to Canada.

Through a spokesmodel, the White House said, "Bieber is a danger to our children and our pop culture. He has become dangerous, reckless, destructive and taken Canadian Oxycontin. We have had Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nation's youth."

House Republicans responded, "The Imperial President, Barack Obama, has again ignored the Constitution. Soon he will be firing Big Bird and blaming it on Mitt Romney. Deporting Justin Bieber is punishing job creators. It's class warfare and an attack on the wealthy."

Speaker John Boehner said, "Bieber has signed a Contract with America. He pays taxes on his Canadian drugs through Obamacare's Shirt-Off-My-Back Coverage. He uses American doctors to get his drugs. He buys gasoline made from Texas crude oil. He was born down the street from my good friend in the US Senate, Rafael Edward Cruz. There are no greater patriots."

Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen gave a short written statement in Spanish comparing Obama to Raul Castro.

Former Representative Geoff Davis allegedly said, "It's enough to make me renounce my citizenship and return to Quebec."

Rush Limbaugh has threatened to leave it to the Bieber. The whole country that is. "If Bieber is denied his 3rd Amendment Rights by a President born overseas, then I will leave my beloved America and move into one of my vacation homes in a country with no extradition treaties."

Joe Biden had no comment.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

We have lost Pete Seeger

I've lived obvious to many, many things. Pete Seeger earned the attention of many folks with a long career and songs with deep meanings.

His passing was announced today.

Here is a small vid with him singing ...



And here are the words to it. It's one of my favorite songs. A song Democrats should own.

This Land Was Made for You and Me.

This land is your land,
This land is my land,
From California to the New York Island,
From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters,
This land was made for you and me.

As I went walking that ribbon of highway
I saw above me that endless skyway,
I saw below me that golden valley,
This land was made for you and me.

I roamed and I rambled, and I followed my footsteps
To the sparking sands of her diamond deserts,
All around me a voice was sounding,
This land was made for you and me.

When the sun came shining, then I was strolling,
And the wheat fields waving, and the dust clouds rolling,
A voice was chanting as the fog was lifting,
This land was made for you and me.

One bright sunny morning, in the shadow of the steeple,
By the relief office I saw my people,
As they stood there hungry, I stood there wondering if,
This land was made for you and me.

Was a big high wall there that tried to stop me,
Was a great big sign that said, "Private Property,"
But on the other side, it didn't say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.

Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking my freedom highway,
Nobody living can make me turn back,
This land was made for you and me.

[Additional verses by Pete Seeger:]

Maybe you've been working as hard as you're able,
But you've just got crumbs from the rich man's table,
And maybe you're thinking, was it truth or fable,
That this land was made for you and me.

Woodland and grassland and river shoreline,
To everything living, even little microbes,
Fin, fur, and feather, we're all here together,
This land was made for you and me.

Where was I? Where were you?

Where was I on Moral Monday?

Most likely, sitting here. Or there.

A hand full of people were standing up for those who can't stand up for themselves. Moral Monday is the name. Some were arrested.

Seems they invaded Gubenator Deal's office to protest his cut throat and cavalier attitude towards ... well, the rest of us.

There was plenty of room in the office.

No mental processes.

No ethic processes.

Empty minds.

Pretty much, the Governor and his staff are just water filled skin bags. With really thick skins. Thick.

The Gubernator refuses to expand Medicaid. It's too expensive. Wake up, Guber. The Feds are funding the expansion.

You're refusing a free lunch because you don't believe in free lunches. Most politicians don't believe in free lunches, dinners, or free trips to vacation La La Lands. They know about those back side paybacks. Up front, free deal. Backside, sell out the people.

Maybe Deal would take the free federal money if Obama owned a large business in Hall County.

Ethics Staff dying

I hate using this source but it's one of the better articles on ethics and staffing in Georgia.

Yes, our Ethics Commission has never been equal to the task of suppressing or punishing politicians who have an "I'm above the law" ego.

I filed a complaint there. It was dismissed. The rejection happened so quickly, I doubt the contents were read.

Here's on good quote:

“This is an agency in crisis,” Perry said. “This agency continues to be a huge problem and it doesn’t seem to be getting better. That’s why we have been calling for independent appointments and funding for years. The sad thing is that we might finally get what we want because the agency is in complete turmoil, which is something we wanted to avoid all along.”

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/27/staffing-situation-worsens-at-ga-ethics-commission/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS#ixzz2rhmymTsS
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Monday, January 27, 2014

Thank you Laffer Curve

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps — a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients.

Some of the change is due to demographics, such as the trend toward having fewer children. But a slow economic recovery with high unemployment, stagnant wages and an increasing gulf between low-wage and high-skill jobs also plays a big role. It suggests that government spending on the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program — twice what it cost five years ago — may not subside significantly anytime soon.

Full story

Two things:

Food stamps supported children and the elderly. Do you get it? It wasn't a life style for people. And the Republican game of blaming the individual was always bullshit.

Hard work does have its rewards. But, those accrue in character growth. Which isn't the same as profit or wages.

I've always said that global markets will lead the US into global wages and living conditions for the majority of hard working people.

I'd like to be wrong.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Rhino in Arizona. McCain gets horned.

Or maybe the title should be, Never Channel the Gipper on Immigration.

"Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders. Today we are faced with both," the Republican censure resolution stated.

Well, ex-Presidential candidate, John McCain has caused this crisis by his betrayal of 'real Mavericks.'

Those my age know the real Maverick is not Tom Cruise in Top Gun or the Jew hating Mel Gibson.

Why of course it's Sarah Palin, Doah! Poor Jim Gardner.

As wacky as my blog gets, nothing is more wacky than a censure of McCain because he advocated a legal path to citizenship for Hispanics, who are all illegal Medicare/Welfare sucking Walking Dead Vampires killing white males at birth.

I don't mind that racist Republican portrayal so much. I just wish one of these Medicare/Welfare sucking Walking Dead Vampires had sucked the life out of Justin Bieber on the day he was born. So much for today's terroristic internet threats made in jest and to be repented in Gitmo.

Sadly, we must acknowledge the existence of Miley Cyprus and Justin Bieber because we've seen them on TV. Or Fox News as TV is known in Georgia. TV makes it real for us. Supposedly.

That's the only reason I don't believe in Medicare/Welfare sucking Walking Dead Vampire Hispanics. I've never seen them on TV. Maybe they can't be photographed either.

However, President Reagan had never seen these non-photogenic killers either.

Reagan was always "encountering over and over and over again good, hard-working, decent people — clearly recent arrivals from Mexico." Never Honduras which was too close to Nicaragua, home of the http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1986/3/17/thugs-not-freedom-fighters-pbjbudging-by/, who were blood relatives of our Founding Fathers.

Only Mexico and Mexicans. I mean, really. Have you ever seen any illegal immigrants from Honduras on TV?

So McCain channeled Reagan's famous quote, "I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally."

When he did, he betrayed the Gipper's True Conservative Legacy. If that is ever lost, even TV won't solve the resulting Red State/Tea Party crisis.

Unless Justin Bieber marries Sarah Palin in a Los Vegas ceremony officiated by Miley Cyrus and Elvis.

Who wants to catch that bouquet?

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Storm in New Jersey as Christie buries guilt next to Jimmy Hoffa

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey denied rumors of Jimmy Hoffa's death today.

"Mr. Hoffa isn't dead. No one has seen a body. There's been no funeral. I'm telling you that the man is out there. Somewhere. Laughing at the Feds."

He went on to say, "I laugh at the Feds. Ha Ha Ha. Ho he he. See? I'm laughing."

Across town from Christie Laffer Curve event, New Jersey's Civil Defense Minister, Yosemite Sam, announced a curfew starting immediately.

"Our best information indicates an immediate threat from increased winds in New Jersey. Initial reports indicated a disturbance in the flatulence index followed by a rise in the T.U.M.S. spot reports.

"These early indicators dwarf the first reports preceding Hurricane Sandy.

"Working with the Governor's office of Public Safety, we are locking down New Jersey's borders. This come from one of the lessons we learned from Hurricane Sandy. Keep the Feds out.

"New Jersey knows what is best for New Jersey. We will evacuate essential pseudo government offices including archives, bank records, and campaign staffers.

"Until we can secure these elements which are vital in re-establishing legitimate political control post storm recovery, the borders are closed. Electronic communications will be down. And, we will shoot any invaders in large SUV's with Federal Government license plates.

"To the faithful members of the United States of New Jersey we say, Don't worry. Be happy. Just like Jimmy Hoffa, the Governor is laughing and promising a zero body count in the post storm recovery"

Friday, January 24, 2014

Hall County Commissioner Scott Gibbs walking to re-election

He allegedly runs. I've never seen it. He's announced his intention to campaign for another term on the Hall County Board of Commissioner.

Commissioner Gibbs takes a lot of credit for Obama's economic recovery. But no blame for firing the County Attorney, Mr. Blalock, in 2011. And then rehiring him.

Blalock and 3 others were terminated after Gibbs, Lutz, and Bell held illegal closed door meetings on or before January 6th of 2011.

Many called the firings illegal. I called the closed door meetings of Gibbs, Lutz, and Bell a violation of the Open Meetings Act.

All three admitted to making the decision prior to any public meeting. Lutz called it a mandate of the voters. So his concept was all along to make these firings.

Bell said the timetable had to be moved up a day when the story leaked to the press.

Gibbs was along for the ride ... another pun about running for office. Such a bad one that I had to point it out.

So the merry threesome fired the county attorney, hired a temporary replacement firm at 4 times the going hourly rate, and then rehired Blalock.

How about a quote from our hero? “The County was on dangerous financial ground when I first took office and the board had to make some big changes very quickly," Gibbs said.

Yeah. They had to fire the existing attorney who charged $150 per hour and hire a company out of Atlanta which charged more than $400 per hour, plus per diem, and travel time.

And, that new attorney swore to the public that no deal had be struck between him and the county.

Why, there had been no discussion of fees. And, even when Gibbs voted to hire that Atlanta lawyer, there was no agreement on fees.

Great fiscal planning. Hiring a company which would not disclose or discuss fees until after being hired.

Want another four years of Gibbs?

I think he should be ... run ... out of the county.

Fire wood being gather for elderly without heat

Yeah. I figure my family and friends up North thing I'm being funny.

It's not funny.

Google it. Dawson County firewood program.

"The program in its current form focuses on delivering firewood, already cut and split, to Dawson County seniors who either cannot afford to purchase wood or are physically unable to cut and haul their own, and whose primary source of heat is a fireplace or wood-burning stove."

Cut and pasted from Access North Georgia.

Gotta wonder how they qualify or even contact the program.

Can't be using one of those Obama cell phones. Right?

Corruption in Georgia Government

A few years ago, I accused our 2nd Lt. Governor Cagle of misleading investors in Southern Heritage Bank by telling them and the SEC that he was a business consultant. He and his agent invented a fake business consulting company. It never had a phone number, phone listing. The Sec. of State deleted the corporation listing when no activity occurred other than the initial filing. I've confirmed details through the FED and the prospectus for Southern Heritage Bank. Since most of the investors were from Hall County and most likely had a personal relationship with then Senator Cagle, they knew his 'business' was a bridal shop.

That is a public record as I filed the complaint with our No Ethics in Government Commission. My complaint was immediately dismissed. A Cagle spokesmodel said something about it involving an old company owned by Cagle.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. An old company that issued a million shares of stock but never existed.

Now that the former Virginia Governor is under investigation, stories are coming out about corruption in all states.

Of all 50 states, Georgia ranks 50th for integrity or whatever name is used for Good Ethics Enforcement.

For the state by state study, visit State Integrity Org at http://www.stateintegrity.org

The report on Georgia will be real short. Just like Nathan Deal.

I hate to do it but Fox News has some interesting reading on the topic. Only it's in the business section instead of a section on Republican Corruption.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Gun violence in the US

I grew up in Southern Indiana. It is mostly rural there. Farming, fishing, and hunting were just as popular as Nascar in the South.

Consequently, Indiana has a lot of gun owners, a low murder rate, and a low murder by gun rate.

We had almost 40 percent of people owning guns.

I've heard people equate more guns means less crime. The Indiana stats could be twisted to support that. They shouldn't be.

Indiana has 185 people per square mile. Is it the number of people per square mile that maters?

I don't think so. Massachusetts has 852 people per square mile and a murder rate that matches Indiana. Gun ownership is reported as 1/3 that of Indiana.

So if we use the shortage of guns causes murders theory, Massachusetts should have more murders than Indiana.

How many gun murders in Indiana where it's rural and many grow up around guns? 142!

How many gun murders in Massachusetts with it's big cities? 118.

Both have a similar population. IN at 6.4 million. MA at 6.5 million.

But Indiana should have roughly 2.500.000 guns.

Massachusetts should only have 845.000 guns.

So why do the kind, rural, conservative people of Indiana kill at the same rate as those bleeding heart, intellectual elite, city scum in Massachusetts.

Think carefully.

They're killing family because it's a long way to meet someone.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Debt Chart



Ending date, 2010.

You get three guesses. The first two will be either US government debt or US government debt. Both are equally wrong.

The winner is: Private debt and liabilities.

I got ya with that.

Private industry doubled its debt from 1999 through 2010.

What did the federal debt do in the same period? It didn't double. Well, I lied. It went from $5.6 trillion to $12.3 trillion.

But, in 1999, private industry debt was already $13.4 trillion. More than the government owed in 2010.

Just before Obama took office, private industry owed $28.7 trillion to its lenders and debt holders.

You ought to be telling me about how the rich grow the economy by creating jobs. I bet you already loaded up with the Obamablame Game power move #3, "But, but ... look at what Obama has done to damage our economy!"

Here's what the economy has done under Obama.



Load up the next turn in your ObamaBlame game. "But, but .... "

The 2nd Amendment doesn't protect humans. Only guns.



The biggest political change in our country since 1783? Civil rights for all. It wasn't an army of tea loving patriots. They didn't pack guns. They packed Bibles. They packed buses. They packed jails and hospital E-rooms. They unpacked their courage and changed our country forever. Something no nut or group of nuts with guns have ever done or will ever do.

Only humans can protect humans.

The Captain and Tenille are getting Divorced but Steve Gooch sleeps with lobbysts

I will say that one of those are true.

The Captain has been quoted as saying the divorce is news to him.

Georgia State Senator from Dahlonega isn't saying anything about his sleeping partners. I guess there's snoring going on.

Gooch introduced SB299 in the legislature today. It proves he's awake but not compassionate. Just passionate about pollution.

Let's say someone in Helen, Georgia dumps a load of shit into the Chattahoochee River. I do mean raw, untreated, human shit. No reason to be prissy about it.

Under Gooch's SB299, anyone on the river south of Helen can dump shit into the Hooche. Legally.

That's right. Even the city of Helen can close their water treatment plant. Human excrement can be dumped directly into our rivers and streams without any processing under Gooch's Law.

Even the city of Gainesville can close their water treatment plants. Gooch opens up waste dumping directly into streams as a legal right.

As long as the 'things' being dumped can be removed later by treatment.

No reason for any land owners to care. They can buy AquaFine by the gallon. No reason for city folks to care.

As a matter of fact, water should get cheaper if it's full of shit like Gooch.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Chris Christie resigns in New Jersey. Enters Georgia Primary

Secretly, NJ Governor Chris Christie has been living with the locally infamous Ashley Bell.

When confronted about Christie, Bell denied the crazy allegations.

'I back Governor Nathan Deal 100%. He's a true fiscal conservative who is going to win re-election by cutting pensions, getting rid of Medicare/Medicaid, and repealing Obamacare.

'Unless the former Governor of New Jersey, the Honorable Chris Christie happens to donate several million dollars to me on Martin Luther King Day, I'll have nothing to do with him. I mean I won't even get between him and my refrigerator. I'm doing nothing to stop the man.

'I'll like to remind everyone that when I was County Commissioner, the Republicans never invited to the annual, official State of the County Address. They kept me completely in the dark. Ignored me. That's why I switched parties. Because I can't get anything done without the GOP.'

Rumors of Christie dining at Johnny's BBQ are false.

An official non-spokesmodel for the allegedly former Governor says the Great Man loves the State of Georgia. Always has. Especially it's strong State Ethics Commission. That is un-offically wrong. You didn't read it here or there.

Chris 'No Christmas' Christie

Some huge blow hard hit New Jersey after the Sandy SuperStorm.

No it wasn't a seminar on how to flip underwater real estate. Nor was it a commercial from Quicken Loans about the HARP refinance programs for underwater mortgages.

Nope! It was the ghost of Chris Christie. Although not any where near as good looking as Dickens Ghost of Christmas Past, Christie's ghost gets to play three parts, Ghost of the Past, Ghost of the Present, and Not a Ghost of a Chance for President.

When the federal government was gift wrapping Sandy relief money with $100 bills, Chris Christie took political advantage. Who was he helping? Indirectly Christie was helping Christie raise money for 2016. To do that, the Great Big One has to help those who don't need any help like ... the Rockefellers?

The allegation says Rockefeller Group wanted fast tracked commercial development after the SuperStorm, Hurricane Sandy, drowned parts of Hoboken. Seems there was a great opportunity for private enterprise. Link See the picture caption, What's open in Hoboken?



Should we pay any attention to Hoboken, NJ? Besides being a punch line back with TV's were only sold in Black and White, only 50,000 live there. Christie cut a check for $200,000 for the dripping wet masses. He had to save the other $1,799,838,000 for ... a rainy day. Nice balance in that checking account, Eh? Christie said it would take $36 billion to repair NJ. Makes $1.8 billion 'chump change?'

So why cry foul when your city got $4 per person in state aid after Sandy? Shouldn't we be happy that Christie was a fiscal conservative? After all, the Red Cross seemed to have it under control.



Look at the happy faces! Who needs $36 billion when I've got this neat Care Package from the Red Cross?

Maybe when your city covers about 1 square mile of dry land on a good day, has only 48 streets, having no electricity, no transportation, and sewage floating in the streets, you get a little nervous about newborn babies, little old women in wheel chairs, and 6000 people huddled in shelters.

So the Ghost of Christie Past might have shut a bridge. It might have shafted 50,000 people in Hoboken. So who cares.

You should. I do.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Congressman Doug Collins service in Iraq.

From the official website of Congressman Doug Collins:

Aside from his service as a pastor, state representative, and now United States Congressman, Doug has ministered to members of our military as a chaplain in the Air Force Reserve since 2002. In 2008, he served a combat tour stationed at Balad Air Force Base in Iraq.

Hmmm. What does a lawyer really do in a combat tour on the safest base in Iraq?

From Global Security:

There was a Subway sandwich shop, a Pizza Hut, a Popeye's, a 24-hour Burger King, 2 post exchanges (PXs) that sold an impressive array of goods, 4 mess halls, a minature golf course, and a hospital. The base had a strictly enforced on-base speed limit of 10 miles per hour.

Must be rough on a base with 'a movie theater, two base PX's, fast food courts including Popeyes, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Burger King, Green Beans Coffee, dance lessons, an olympic size swimming pool, and an indoor swimming pool.' And the constant threat of visiting celebrities and politicians including Carrie Underwood in December 2006 and Gary Sinise.

Wonder if My Congressman got to meet Carrie or Gary?

"As of May 2004 the base had 17,000 troops and was 12 1/2 miles in circumference. General John Abizaid, commander of US Central Command, told the House Armed Services Committee in March 2004 that '. . . we are making Balad Airfield our primary hub in the region, and the idea of doing that is because we need to have the Baghdad International Airport revert to civilian control.'"

So Dear Dougie, during your combat mission in Irag inside a base 12 1/2 miles in circumference with fast food, celebrities, and an olympic sized outdoor pool, what were your daily duties as chaplain?

Did you go on convoy missions exposing yourself to enemy fire while maintaining the 10 mile per hour speed limit?

Did you ever fracken leave the base? Did you monitor the life guards? Did you share the foot holes and risk death just like the 8,000 civilian employees?

Tell us, Dear Dougie, what did you do in your combat tour of Iraq besides caplaining?

Kelly Thomas

The murder/death of Kelly Thomas just hit my radar today.

A homeless man beaten to death by the police.

There's video from the LA Times of the entire incident.

There's video from people watching on Youtube.

And here's a picture of Mr. Thomas lying comatose in the hospital before his death.



Gruesome.

One version of the events has a local restaurant calling police to report 'someone' vandalising cars. The restaurant employees deny any vandalism. There are no police reports of vandalism. Seems the restaurant's owner had a beef with loitering. Especially by our society's version of the 'untouchable caste,' the mentally ill and homeless citizen.

So the police were called. They found a homeless, shirtless, mentally ill man. Having no reason to detain him other than the alleged vandalism, Kelly Thomas is briefly detained. During the early moments of his detention, he sits quietly. Waiting.

Then a cop comes over, using the very best of body language and the verbal skills taught in every police academy.

"See my fists? They're about to fuck you up!"

Mr. Thomas boldly replies, So do it!

And six police officers later, Mr. Thomas is lying in a pool of blood. Three police officers are sitting on his chest.

They justify the beating by saying over and over, the man is on something. He's going to get violent again when you try to get him up. Followed by, "Hey! What's your name? Hey! What's your name?"

After screaming, what's your name and getting no answer, someone ask, "Is he breathing?" 'Oh yeah. He's breathing. See ---- going up and down? He's breathing.'

Machines would breathe for Mr. Thomas over a period of five days. Until the plugs are pulled.

So what do you think, World? Excessive force. Murder. Or justifiable use of reasonable force.

What if we wore our underwear inside out?

First, think about it. Who would know? Who would care? Would you tell someone?

Second, think about how underwear is constructed. SEAMS! The fabric is sewn together with the seams to your skin. Why not put the smooth side against our silky smooth baby bottom for the ultimate in comfort?

Third and most important. Anthony Wiener and the whole Republican Party think from 'inside the boxers.'

Here's what I propose for real men. Tomorrow, turn those seams around. Proudly wear your boxers inside out. Tell no one but wear a face of defiance. Because ...

Today, I think outside the boxers!

Those of you still in briefs or whitie tighties, don't try this. To be as polite as possible, if you are wearing a tight turban, turning it inside out doesn't change a thing.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Christie on Tape

I love his apology. I fired people and didn't ask them why in the Hell did you do this shit?

Christie on Tape

I love his apology. I fired people and didn't ask them why in the Hell did you do this shit?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WvW090rjFuA

How to handle a bully

Some quiet and personal remarks from a Bully:



You wanna raise money in my turf? Youse better ask first.

Politics ain’t bean bag, OK?

I've made some people, as you know, uneasy.

It was the way my mother raised me. Now I wanna hear youse say something about me Sainted Mother!

Youse mothers so short she plays handball in the gutter.

I don't want yas lunch money. I wants yas paycheck. Every week. Cash it first.

I don't feel I have to wipe everybody out. Just all my freaken enemies.

If you have a choice between being a crook or a schnook, be a damned good crook.

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A bridge too far?

Not really news to political insiders.

There's a Republican Governor with ethical problems.

Now the poor man is being hounded by the liberal media for being a bully!

It's not true!

He's a Mafia Don!



Thanks to the AJC and Mike Luckovich.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Friendly fire

Tragic news out of Gwinnett County where a Flowery Branch resident was shot to death by the police.

Early reports indicated the resident shot one of the officers in the leg forcing a volley of gunfire which left the Flowery Branch male dead at the scene. Shades of Boot Hill and Tombstone and the Wild West.



The AJC and others reported today that the dead man was unarmed. Did not and could not have fired at the police officers. And, that the wounded officer was hit by friendly fire.

Let's hope he didn't shoot himself. I'm sure someone will listen to the 911 tapes and measure the time between the first shot and the last.

In the meantime, I remember my Western movies very well. The bad guys wore black hats and shot first. The good guys like Wyatt Earp merely banned guns within the city limits. Someone the GOP won't do.

Let's hope the truth comes out on the whole story. Whatever the truth might be.

Story in the AJC

Bridge to Nowhere

In all kindness, bridges in New Jersey usually provide escape routes. Since not everyone has escaped from New Jersey, all the bridges are bridges to Nowhere.

The intrepid Gubernator Chris Christy proved the Bridge to Nowhere theory about a year ago.

'He' shut down one bridge. The George Washington Bridge at Fort Lee.



Now the Gubernator didn't personally order the closing. His office did. Sort of like Obama's daughters didn't build the healthcare website. Only the girls really didn't build the website using iPhones. Some one else in private industry, possibly with help from North Korea, neglected to perform their duties.

We should applaud the Gubernator's staff. They intended to screw things up for the residents of Fort Lee and the Mission Accomplished banner hangs over the N.J. capital today. Perfect backdrop for the massive I didn't do it and I don't know how it happened and 'Why can't we all just get along' speech by Christie.

Better than Nixon's Checkers Speech, Christie doesn't get any points for good speech writing. He had a year to prep.

Unlike Bridget Anne Kelly and David Wildstein whose spontaneous text message will be required reading in PoliSci classes for several days.

Here's a couple classic lines. "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee," Bridget Anne Kelly.

When school buses were stuck, Wildstein chirped, "They are the children of Buono voters."

Ah, poor Barbara Buono. It's impossible to win an election without the power to close bridges.

Three heart attack victims painfully waited for EMTs while traffic delays ambulances. Ironic that Ms. Kelly texted one of her messages while attending a wake. Oh well. I guess she didn't cause the heart attacks.

Ironic the Gubernator's office started their political terrorism on ... 9/12. A day after the anniversary of the largest terror attack on U.S. soil. Same day as the Bengazi attacks.

Who knew.

My thanks to the NYT story.

Shortage of Toilet Paper in Gainesville

Monday of this week, unprepared consumers scrambled to find toilet paper. The well informed and politically savvy buyers had emptied the shelves at all the Big Box stores.

Aldi have one skid left. It was pointless to stock it on the shelf. The pallet sat in the middle of the aisle while the employees loitered nearby.

An elderly couple packed their cart with several rolls. Boy, could that old lady use a hat pin. If she had been wearing combat boots, no one would have been surprised.

It wasn't the cold temperatures. It seems both Gubernator Nathan Deal and his esteemed floor leader, Senator Butch "You Got That Right" Miller were in town.

Both were spotted at Riverside Pharmacy's 60th Anniversary Celebration.

Citizens should be very proud of Riverside Pharmacy. Surviving as a business for 60 years is very impressive. If they survive another 60 years, I don't think the stink from the Gubernator and Senator Miller will go away.

For the next two weeks, I must advise drivers to be very wary. Those without TP have been known to use pine needles to maintain that clean, pine scented smell. And, remind themselves to read local political news.

Next time it could be the whole Legislative Delegation and the 2nd Lt. Guber, Casey Cagle.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Hanging from a bridge

I remember it. Burned bodies. Ropes. A bridge. 2003. Then, house to house fighting. Brave deaths. Noble goals.



Now the Irag city of Fallujah has fallen to Al-Qaeda militants. Thousands of citizens fleeing the city. No where to go.

Iraq was a cornerstone of the Bush Doctrine. There were four main components: Preemption, Military Primacy, New Multilateralism, and the Spread of Democracy.

Those failed in Fallujah, Iraq. We did a preemptive strike into Iraq. We established military primacy. We had a coalition. We forced a constitution and elections. We let Saddam swing on a rope before civil control of the country or the passage of that democratic constitution.

I said then and I'll say it now. Maybe Saddam deserved death and death by Iraqi hands. But, he needed a trial by law under a Constitutionally established government. Not a confirmation hearing by the Iraqi Interim Government.

Saddam would be dead a year before an appeal procedure was established. Before courts were in session.

Maybe we should have shot him and dumped his body in the ocean. Or burned his body. Hung it on a bridge in Fallujah. And then left the city to Al-Qaeda.



Here are some other links on the Bush Doctrine as it stands today. Or, maybe I should say opinions by our Fallujah vets on the failure to do more than just honor their service

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Negative ads now running

Fox News asks, Where is the good news in the mainstream media?

Here it is! AccessNGA

Just to ad something fun to the mix, it won't be just negative ads targeting white males. A Spanish-language version will run in Colorado and Virginia, where a Korean version will also run. A Vietnamese version will run in Louisiana.

Sounds dumb to me but I guess there are a lot of Korean Democrats in Colorado who lean to the right. Same for the Spanish ads in Virginia.

However, there's a rumor on the streets that Governor Nathan Deal has a cousin producing the English Second Language ads. There's no conflict of interest unless Nathan gets more than a 50% cut and gives it to his daughter by another mother.

Can I ever be serious? That would be good news.

"Obamacare will destroy the economy!"

Coughs into fist. Makes a sound like BULLSHIT!

The economy just added 238,000 new jobs. I guess those people are all working to fix a certain healthcare website.

A private survey shows U.S. businesses added the most jobs in a year in December, powered by a big gain in construction. The figures are the latest evidence that the economy gained momentum at the end of 2013.

Construction jobs? Production jobs? Yes, we have those being added to our economy despite the doomsday predictions of the far right.


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Jobs for the homeless

Japan, the only country to ever endure nuclear bombings, built a few nuclear reactors. One right on the coast. On a fault line as all of Japan is an earthquake zone.

Tragic events damaged the reactor releasing a lot of radiation. Some radiation has reached the United States through ocean currents and sea life.

As Conservatives are always looking for the good news, let's spin the good news.

Jobs for the homeless!

This has been in the news before but Reuters and Yahoo news have a special report at this link.

Japan is using "people willing to accept minimum wage for one of the most undesirable jobs in the industrialized world: working on the $35 billion, taxpayer-funded effort to clean up radioactive fallout across an area of northern Japan larger than Hong Kong."

What's minimum wages for a glow in the dark job?

Hard to say exactly. "The cost of commuting, extra pay (such as working on holidays, at night, overtime, etc.) and temporary pays (bonus, tips, etc.) must be paid exclusively and cannot be used to calculate towards the minimum wage." The wage is between $8.40 to $10.90.

So, mimimum wage workers get paid for their commute, holidays, night shifts, overtime, and possibly bonuses.

Not bad for glowing in the dark.

Luckily, Japan has national healthcare available. And healthcare costs per capita are less than half of those in the USA.

"Patients are free to select physicians or facilities of their choice and cannot be denied coverage. Hospitals, by law, must be run as non-profit and be managed by physicians. For-profit corporations are not allowed to own or operate hospitals. Clinics must be owned and operated by physicians."

Wow!

We could use some alternatives to fossil fuels. Let's not build any nuclear plants on the San Adreas fault line.

We should immediately change our health care system to lower costs and put doctors back in charge.

That is the earth rattling change we need.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Liz Cheney Quits

Former King of the World, Dick Cheney, announced today that his daughter is no longer allowed out of the bedroom. And, he's moved her bedroom out of Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming.

Seems King Dick had two fall back plans should Liz fail to buy a Senate seat. If you think that's funny, think about Braselton, GA. It's in four counties and used to be owned by Kim Basinger.
Now talking about her bedroom being big enough for four counties would be funny. Liz Cheney having a bedroom shared by three states is just rude. Given that Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming are the top three Red states in the union, I bet Liz had a lot of people checking her bedroom.

Liz was forced to give the standard 'family illness' excuse for staying in her bedroom until after the Senate election.

Perhaps you remember Casey Cagle's tear stained "My back hurts too much to be President" speech. Cagle meant to say Governor as he was running for Governor before the back injury. As I remember, someone had been helping to tie his shoes at the office. He might have recovered from the initial injury but his wife tried to straighten him out.

Liz on the other hand, started running for office knowing her father bought a heart.

Maybe King Dick is suffering a rejection episode. I hope not.

It would be the first time he's ever acknowledged rejection.

Related story filled with facts here.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Confusing the Affordable Care Act with an attack on religion

I confess. No weekly confessional meeting this week. No Bingo on Wednesday night. No Sunday 'Go to Meeting Suit.'

But, if I had visited the doctor, would my Priest have been asked to approve the expenditure? If not, was the Pope evicted from the Vatican?

We must have better things to do than debate science versus faith. Like having Bill Nye the Science guy travel to Kentucky to debate creationism.

So while the bartender serves around round of mind altering depressant, let's read about how corporations have more rights if they don't make money.

So for an argument on Religous Freedom, and someday on healthcare for employees, start the journey at this link

North Korea going to the dogs

Horror stories abound about the previous dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong II. Now this about ‘quan jue’, or execution by dogs.

Seems the new boss, Kim Dong Un, fed his uncle to a horde of 120 starving dogs. Shades of Hannibal Lecter in his namesake movie, Hannibal. Remember the scene with the hogs?

Korean Kim Dong Un threw his nude and still living uncle into a cage with 120 dogs. So the story goes.

Please no racist comments about dog eating. Those dogs are especially bred and raised as meat.

In an unrelated story, Fox News has uncovered a secret NSA dog breeding program. Link to be supplied later.

Hannibal link

Did you pee in your cup?

Imagine waiting at the drive through window until some kid asks, "Have you pee'd in your cup?"

Maybe you're at Waffle House. The waitress comes over and says, "No food for you. Your pee was positive for garlic."

It's not funny.

In Florida, Governor Rick Scott has been supporting drug tests on the basis of any drug use is harmful to children.

"Any illegal drug use in a family is harmful and even abusive to a child," Scott said. "We should have a zero tolerance policy for illegal drug use in families."

So how does Governor Scott enforce his zero tolerance policy as a core, family value?

It ain't at the Waffle House, McDonald's, or Publix.

If your children are truly hungry, in need of basic nutrition, and have no other source for hope .... Rick Scott has a cup for you! It's at your expense. Refundable if you pass. Before your children get fed through TANF.

Poor people have the same Constitutional rights as property owners, corporations, and stockholders. In this case, a right to be free from illegal search and seizure.

It's been settled in court. It was in writing. That bold hand and iron ink thing from the movie, National Treasure.

But, the GOP would rather not have freedom. It would rather have money.

Here's the story from Rueter's through Yahoo News. And, a handwritten sonnet called the New Colossus. You'll recognize it when you reach the line, Give me your tired ...


GOP shuts down court system. Shutting down government didn't work. Ballot box didn't work. Kills Justice.

Starve the Beast!

First time I heard this battle cry, mobs were feeding (female) virgins to volcanoes and dragons. Well, maybe I am not that old.

But, the modern version is to cut spending until social programs collapse. Oddly, Conservative Chief Justice of the Supreme Court refuses to be called a Beast. Good for him.

He issued a 15 page report, 2013 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary.

Being something of Populist myself, I liked the mention of ghosts and guardian angels in the first sentence.

"The year’s end brings predictable constants, including the revival of
favorite phantoms—Scrooge’s ghosts and George Bailey’s guardian angel—
who step out from the shadows for their annual appearance and then fade
away."

I agree with Roberts, some popular stories have a basic truth or a moral lesson. Capra and Dickens were teaching and entertaining. We human feelings are aroused by the back stories of the characters. Not they're looks, money, or station in life.

In each of these Christmas stories, social justice or injustice speak to our humanity. Who would want to be Scrooge before the hauntings? Most of us want to feel like George Bailey raised back to his old life.

Read Chief Justice Roberts and remember, citizenship has a price as does justice.

Cutting budgets and funds for justice does not starve a beast. It feeds a Beast. One already hard to fight.

Id' rather feed myself to a volcano or a dragon.

Yahoo News

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Anything government can do, private industry can do better. Here's proof of the lie

Heard this before?

Any thing government can do, private industry can do better.

There are many versions of that mantra. It's a lie. A Daym lie.

Proof?

I offer the following:

The humble City of Gainesville just added some exercise machines to the Francis Meadows Aquatic Center. Nothing major. The place already has two indoor pools. Plus, two nice out door pools. So, why not add a few machines for existing clients. Or to draw in more users.

Who would complain about that?

The YMCA!

The Y is a private company with tax breaks. It's gotten preferential tax breaks. An exclusive deal in Oakwood allowing use of a public park and buildings for its Oakwood YMCA. That includes two buildings and an outdoor pool. Sweet!

So they complained about the competition. Said there was a deal that the City would never compete with the Y for fitness.

Read more about how the YMCA and others are being screwed by superior government services.

Gainesville Times

The center first attempted to open a fitness room in 2009 but was met with opposition from local private fitness centers that said they felt the agency would create unfair competition and hurt their businesses. At the time, representatives from three fitness centers, Georgia Mountains YMCA, Fitness Forum and Bodyplex in Gainesville asked Gainesville City Council not to move forward with plans for a new center.