Cash For Clunkers: More Clunkers Than Cash.

The radio news had me howling with laughter. They set aside a brazillion dollars to bail out the auto industry, and who’d’a thunk it, the Cash for Clunkers program has run out of money.

Holy [deleted] update: Bloomberg reports they ran through the money in SIX DAYS. Huh. You give away thousands of dollars of other peoples’ money and get a big response? Unprecedented!

Update! In response to “overwhelming” consumer demand (to steal MY tax dollars) Congress is going to take from the left pocket and put $2 Billion into the CARS program. Auto industry executives reportedly overjoyed.

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Screaming Boos For President Obama!

On the way to the adoring crowds inside last night, the President mentioned, there were some people with signs outside.

He didn’t mention that the signs had the communist hammer and sickle on them, and the soundtrack for his drive through town was a higher-quality set of BOOs than any professionally-produced boo track ever. Laura Ingraham played the sound, and she had to turn the volume down so it could keep playing for several minutes, while she went on with her show. Literally the whole motorcade’s progress was met with hordes of people SCREAMING boos at the president.

Wow. Give him a few more years and he’ll have them airbrushed out of the footage.

Yes I went there. Let’s hope I’m wrong.

Seven Women for One Man? Why?

Isaiah 4:1 “And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.”

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This verse has bothered me for quite a few years. Why would SEVEN women try to latch on to ONE man? Surely there are more than 1/7th the male population by the end of days who are worth being connected to!

Turns out, not so much. In case you didn’t notice, between the lack of Jesus in society in general, the lack of parenting for several generations in a row, and the lack of education in government-run “schools,” the quality of males out there has declined rather badly. Listening to the Dr. Laura Schlessinger radio program some days I have to wonder what the hell is wrong with these women, picking absolute Losers for husbands.

Extend the trendline out for a few more years, and it’s not hard to imagine that there will be two classes of men, and the better will be so much better than the lower, it will be dramatically obvious. Women will be so desperate for a man that isn’t a complete loser, to take away the reproach of being a single mother, they’ll look for the opposite type of male from the one that knocked them up, and try to at least have the appearance of respectability. They might be “family” or they might be “married” (note: polygamists are hot on the heels of queers for marriage rights, even as we speak) but the man will not be burdened with the additional costs of paying for the extra 14+ mouths to feed. They’re saying, in essence, ‘let me be part of your respectable family, and I’ll support my children and myself.’

Sad, sad commentary.

MUSLIMS In Nigeria Being Faithful To The Sunna

From Yahoo! News

“The radical sect behind the latest violence is known by several different names, including Al-Sunna wal Jamma, or “Followers of Mohammed’s Teachings” in Arabic, and “Boko Haram,” which means “Western education is sin” in the local Hausa dialect.”

That’s the important part of the article. The Cliff’s Notes version of the whole thing is this: Nigeria: 1/2 Christian, 1/2 muslim. In 1999, Nigeria stopped being ruled by oppressive military regimes, and 10,000 people have died in “sectarian” violence since then. Not knowing the particulars in this case but knowing islam, I feel safe in saying those 10,000 people are because the muslim half of Nigeria doesn’t want evil things like western education and liberty for themselves or the Christian half.

Islam: Not Playing Well With Others since the 8th century A.D.

STATES’ Rights? Man, They Hate INDIVIDUAL Rights!

From Yahoo! News

“The federal government ought to pass a law banning this dangerous and growing practice to protect the millions of Americans on our nation’s roads. It is a matter of public safety,” said Sen. Charles Schumer,

No, Senator Schumer, it is a matter of supremacy. Georgia for how long now has given her pickup truck drivers the ability to drive around without seatbelts. I wish more states would have said “no” to the Highway Funding teat when Congress first took off our collective brassiere.

Because you have continued to re-elect simpering fools to high office, you now are faced with people in D.C. who know better telling you one more thing you cannot do Because We Say.

Nevermind that they could have just leaned on the cell phone industry -you know, the ones actually engaging in interstate commerce here? Yeah, with existing technology the phone companies could prevent you texting while driving. No no, my friends they are coming after YOU, PERSONALLY!

“What are you in for?”
“I printed 3 Million dollars in fake money, you?”
“Texting while driving.”
“Dang, dawg, you’re a stone cold CRIMINAL!”

Madness @ Work

As I was coming back to my work area from the warehouse, I made an interesting observation:

The way the human body was designed (by God, on purpose) to remain stable and upright (as well as remaining under the control of the person inhabiting the body) when moving at varying speeds, at various lean angles as a 2 or 3 wheeled vehicle is ridden and propelled by the same feet simultaneously holding the body up, is amazing.* The amounts of power and grace required for normal operation of man-powered vehicles is “just wow.”

. . . never mind that one of the vehicles being ridden was a Razor scooter and one was a pallet jack.

*Yes it is a huge run-on sentence. Deal with it.

How To Not Sound Dumb: It’s Moot, Not Mute.

It is not the preferred use of the term, but saying something is “a moot point” as a smarty-sounding way of saying it’s “beside the point” is considered proper. But please, please, please: if you are going to try to use big words, say them properly.

Click these links, then click on the little speaker icons on the dictionary.com pages that come up, to hear the proper pronunciation.

Moot: debatable, or (as above) irrelevant.

Mute: Not what you meant to say, but what you did say, that made you sound like a government school graduate.

You’re welcome.

Hell Yeah, I’m A Skeptic!

Laura Ingraham is putting hers in as the latest voice mocking the “truthers” for being concerned that the President of the United States might be an illegal alien from Kenya. She goes right along with the FactCheck “evidence” apparently blissfully unaware of the highly partisan (pro-Obama) editorializing at FactCheck. Factcheck is every bit as reliable as Wikipedia. If you don’t know what that means, I feel sorry for you, but still . . .

I am offended.

I am being laughed at because I don’t want to take falsified evidence as proof that something is so. Oh yeah, right, there are all these anonymous eyewitnesses who have laid eyes on the actual farted-by-unicorns birth certificate with the raised seal stamped by God Himself. All you fools who doubt and wish to see it yourselves must be hard-core Obama-haters.

How about I come up with a fake bill of sale and show up at the local tax office, and walk away with the deed to your house. Will you get all upset that I used false documentation to steal something important to you, then? No? Okay, well then he’s the President and we should all just shut up about it.