Friday, July 31, 2009
She has a good sized payload but it hasn't been much utilized.
Her motor runs cool but a lot of hot air comes out of her exhaust.
She's had frequent paint jobs but none have ever looked quite right.
Her steering pulls increasingly to the left.
Fuel capacity is unknown but seems to run best when full of cash.
Horsepower? It seems to vary depending on who's pushing the accelerator.
Rear suspension has been holding up but for how long?
Her upholstery, at least, has been well maintained, though there is a bit of junk in the trunk.
Her Kelly Blue Book value is dropping by the day, so the owner is motivated.
Time to trade in on a newer model:
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
“Hispanic” is a vague, political term with no identifiable meaning. How exactly do you define someone as “Hispanic?” Is it the color of their skin? Just how close would this home owner have to get to a potential trespasser to accurately determine if his skin is sufficiently brown to be defined as “Hispanic?”
Is your identification as “Hispanic” determined by one's surname? I know a pale skinned, blue eyed, blond woman whose last name is Fernandez- by marriage, of course. Is she now “Hispanic?” Must your family tree be analyzed before deciding if you are “Hispanic” or not?
This homeowner (if he/she wants to be fair and accurate) must keep a race inspector and genealogist handy to determine if any potential visitor to his/her property is a racially fit guest.
It’s complex and hard work being a bigot.
Police car burns in West Dallas
To serve and protect- poorly maintain your vehicle and shut down a major freeway for hours. Nice job, boys. It obviously wasn’t a wise choice to drive one of those POS Bailout Buggies.
It looks the Dallas LEO’s have a number of clunkers looking for some cash.
Man may have to move to Guatemala to be with daughter
This is just one instance of thousands that exposes the state’s power hungry hands, keeping busy adding unnecessary misery to individual‘s lives and families. It’s their job, after all, to properly manage the movement of their livestock within and between their arbitrary border fences.
On Television and Radio, Talk of Obama’s Citizenship
Why do media hacks, ignorant of the English language, (which obviously includes Mr. Stelter) always label those who disagree with the conventional wisdom (or information supplied by governments and their state controlled media), as “conspiracy theorists?”
Where’s the conspiracy?
Can’t people disagree with each other without being insulted with inaccurate, irrelevant labels?
The use of this word reeks of desperation by media-based state apologists. They seem desperately trying to stay relevant in a world that no longer listens to their falsehoods and misinformation- or at least take them seriously.
Many in Central's HOV lanes are actually driving solo
Good for them! These folks are true heroes. What a great example of non-violent resistance.
Why shouldn’t they drive in these lanes? They had a gun put to their heads to cough up the money to pay for them! What’s next? Will the state force us to buy a certain model of car, then tell us on what days we can drive it?
The solo drivers are “cheating?” Hardly. The only cheating going on is by the DMN, who are cheating their readers by not providing accurate and complete information. The writers at the DMN seem to be so morally depraved that they can’t even identify THEFT!
I encourage all to hold their local news organ accountable for not identifying immoral activity, whomever the instigator- whether it be street thugs mugging little old ladies or state thugs plundering its subjects. Theft is theft, no matter what uniform the thief wears.
‘Crime’ or self-defense? Iraq tries to arrest GIs
This is the Iraqi’s not so subtle way to scream GET OUT!
How can an invader legitimately plead “self-defense?” The US military has absolutely NO moral standing to be pleading such an excuse. Maybe the USG will finally get it through their heads that they don’t belong there, they were never invited there and are not welcome there. Stray, flea-infested dogs learn quicker than this.
In Lewisville, archivists catalog items for Bush library at SMU
What a wonderful library it should be.
I hope they install plenty of sinks so the excited visitors can wash the blood off their hands.
The museum wouldn’t be complete without an attractive display, listing the hundreds of lies told by the Bush administration.
A nice addition would be a digital clock that clicks one second for every one of the trillions of dollars spent (and borrowed) by this “conservative” President. Have visitors guess how many years (or centuries) will pass before all those seconds are counted.
DART bus burns at Addison Transit Center
More fine work from our “public servants.” DART shows how they can be just as incompetent as the Dallas Police whose car fire closed down a freeway for a considerable time (see above).
It’s bad enough they want to steal our money, invade our homes and tase us into submission. Now they seem to want to burn us alive, as well.
Pehaps these clowns should use some of their stolen money to keep these large traffic congesting beasts in better condition instead of paying $1.36 million for a large piece of scrap metal.
Enough shots in the dark
I guess people really ARE this ignorant.
I guess the author(s) is/are so tough that they’re too cowardly to list their names.
I would suggest to them- the next time a thug sticks a gun in your face and demands your money, make sure to tell him how he is showcasing “his weaknesses.”
Got to go now- my apartment manager says it’s time for her annual “inspection,” whatever that implies. No doubt she’s been well versed by Homeland Security on what to look out for in the way of subversion. I’ll make sure to hide away my miniature meth lab and take down my Allah Akbar! posters. You never can be too careful.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Patrick Ryan O’Neill
“The Apollo program was funded by tax money extracted from Americans who would otherwise have spent their money on unmemorable goods and services. These goods and services would have been higher on their list of priorities than the Apollo project. That is why it took coercion to fund the program.
This inherent and inescapable ignorance regarding the paths not taken subsidizes all government programs. Voters do not count the costs of these projects because they do not count the costs of the benefits foregone.”
order, it is precisely the rules that the government does create that tend to undermine that order.”
B. R. Merrick
Retired Army Lt. Col. Rakph Peters, on the US solider boy captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Ben Bernanke [Past performance may not be indicative of future results….]
Ben Bernanke, when asked which foreign banks were the recipients of Federal Reserve credit swaps.
Joe Biden, speaking to Georgia President Saakashvili.[Gee, Joe, when do we get to see that “transparent” and “accountable” government back here in the Fatherland?]
I don't see any need to use them in the near future. But it's good they are there."
Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, asked about US loan guarantees to Israel, despite a dispute with Washington over building in East Jerusalem or in West Bank settlements.
The American Jewish Committee, suing the German branch of online retailer Amazon for selling books which it said questioned the Holocaust and “trivialised” the Nazis.
The War On Poppy Seeds gets serious:
"Starry, starry night, .....
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze, .....
Swirling clouds in violet haze, .....
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue"
(Don McLean)Black Kitties vs. Klan Klutzes. Candidates for an ASBO?
See for yourself- I have nothing left to give:
Violence is their work and violence is their play:
Evidence of the state’s handiwork is never far off:
Cowboy up. Joe declares there’s more sacrificin’ to be done:
Let’s swap. How ‘bout some Cash for this Clunker?
Or even Pennies for Pant Suits?
Feel his pain. ObamaCare is hobbled and injured:
Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
It wouldn’t surprise me at all if these fires are started by one of the “victims” or their associates to stir up the fear and hatred that bloody nationalists and USG supporters thrive on.
Black flag operations are a well used staple in their arsenal, as well as the obedient, complicit, corporate media that catapults their propaganda.
Tuskegee Airman serves up war stories at Allen cafe
Murderous, bloodthirsty USG loyalists LOVE to tell their war stories, don’t they? Do they tell the stories of the scores of dictators they’ve propped up or the millions of innocents they’ve killed? Do they brag how they surrendered all of eastern Europe to Stalin or actively supported Pol Pot in Cambodia? Somehow, those stories never seem to be told and bragged on.
Boasting is commonly used to repress inner feelings of guilt or to disguise personal cowardice and insecurities. Neither affliction is flattering.
Comet may have hit Jupiter
Be assured that NASA is now working feverishly behind the scenes, looking for a way to blame this on global warming. The CIA is working feverishly behind the scenes to blame this collision on Iran and/or North Korea.
Pot-growing 'Potter' actor gets community service
The judge declares that the convicted was "until now, a man of good character." So, it shows a lack of character to grow plants in your home that the state feels inappropriate and a threat to community peace and security- enough of a threat to put a violator in a cage for 14 years (if the all-wise judge should feel the urge)?
Meanwhile, those who wear the state’s uniform kill, torture, murder, and rape. They are deemed worthy of constant adulation, shiny new medals, and ticker tape parades.
How can any reasonable, rational person read such an account and continue to support and obey the despicable and immoral institution that is the state?
Planned reservoir could end dreams in Fannin County
"I've worked my whole life to hold onto this thing; then to turn around and have somebody take it away from me, it's just not the American way.”
The gentlemen appears not to have paid much attention to the history of “America” since its founding. Land theft was the primary mechanism propelling the growth of the United States. Most of the victims of that theft were indigenous tribes who didn’t have sufficient means to fight back. Now, it is the American collective, backed by dictates created from majority (democratic) opinion, that decides what is best for the collective, not what is best for the property owner. These victims, as well, do not have the means to fight back against an entity with unlimited funds and absolute power. The property owner is only ”sovereign” in the fantasy world of nationalist propaganda. He is required be a passive peon in the reality of state dominance.
Dallas police may need to use makeup to cover tattoos
At least they’ll look clean cut and All-American when they tase and beat you into submission for politely asking them a question.
Chrysler to match 'cash for clunkers' incentive
Someone has already pointed out that government buying these “clunkers” will only lower the supply of used cars that poor people can afford. This is a gift to the auto industry lobby and its controlling labor unions. Instead of buying an affordable used car, these folks will turn to purchasing new with all the accompanying risks. With no money down, interest free loans they’ll be tempted to buy more car than they can realistically afford. The car loan debt will be a constant burden on their monthly budget (rather than making a one-time payment on a purchase of a “clunker”).
When the financial burden becomes too much for the purchaser he can simply give back the keys to the auto company with virtually no consequences. He has nothing invested up front in the purchase and can simply rationalize that he was paying for the car the same way a lessee would. Or, if he is the whiney, “the world owes me type,” he can scream for a government bailout. Meanwhile, the auto company is left holding millions or (God forbid) billions of unpaid loans and the screaming for THEIR bailout commences.
And the beat goes on......
Obama Meets al-Maliki at White House
"We will work very hard not to allow any sectarian behavior and opportunity to flourish. We will work on a national plan where all sons of Iraq and all daughters of Iraq are equal in their contribution and their services. They will be unified by Iraq, they will not be divided by other elements."
Have you noticed how politicians are always trying to “unite” people- that the world will not survive or have peace unless all are “united.” Their idea of “united,” however, is “be subject to our rule and do as you’re told!” Any dissidents who don’t agree are considered enemies, terrorists, instigators, haters and dividers, when most just simply want to be left alone.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Interesting, true story that follows the relationship between Nelson Mandela and the prison guard that watched over his entire 27 year stay in South African prisons.
Uncovered- The War on Iraq:
Though a bit dated at this point, it’s well worthwhile to view this 2004 documentary on the neo-con lies and deception used for their aggressive war against Iraq.
A decent action thriller with good acting, but a mediocre script. Mickey Rourke’s part is well suited for his talents.
One of those artsy “not for everyone” films. An offbeat western starring Johnny Depp. Depp’s character is uninteresting but he encounters many others that are, played by actors who do some entertaining work.
John Hiatt-Live From Austin, Tx:
1993 performance on Austin City Limits by the rockin’ songwriter, extraordinaire.
The Legend of 1900:
A man is born on a trans-Atlantic cruise ship and never once leaves the ship. During his life he becomes a legendary piano player who resists the lure of fame and money if he would just leave his ship/home. Interesting story idea and some great piano music.
The Secret Life of Bees:
A superb female cast lead this story of a young teen searching for the truth about her long dead mother in 1964 South Carolina.
Based on a true story in 1946 Russia. German POW’s suspected of war crimes during the Russian siege are held in a camp manned entirely by women soldiers. Recommended
Front Line- The Dark Side:
A 2006 presentation outlining the deception, dishonesty and back stabbing that occurred during the lead-up to the Bush/Cheney invasion of Iraq.
A multi-plot drama that follows a number of immigrant individuals in Los Angeles and the problems they encounter in the attempt to “be legal.” A great illustration how the state destroys dreams, lives, and families- all in the name of security paranoia and controlling the movement of their human livestock.
The Grapes of Wrath:
Well crafted movie for its time. Just don’t be offended by the populist tone and promotion of state benevolence.
A/k/a Tommy Chong:
A must-see documentary outlining the arrest and imprisonment of Tommy Chong for manufacturing bongs. The film makers don’t have to work hard to show the idiocy and waste of the American drug war. Hats off to Tommy, who seemed to keep his sense of humor and biting wit throughout the entire ordeal.
Judgment at Nuremberg:
A monumental piece of work, both historically and artistically. The 1961 film (with an incredible cast) dramatizes the second round of the Nuremberg trials- the tribunal that tried civilian judges. The case is not as cut and dried as you may think.
Battle in Seattle:
The film attempts to show the story of the 1999 WTO protests- where the folks who propose world socialism (backed by violence) protest those who propose world fascism (backed by violence). Instead of telling the stories of REAL people involved in the conflict, the director chooses to give us fictitious characters. If the characters aren’t real, how can I have faith in the film’s credibility as a record of an historical event? How can I be certain that the beliefs and attitudes exhibited by the characters parallel those of the actual participants?
Nice, quiet family drama, with the attractive, natural quality that comes from several first time actors.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Thomas E. Woods, Jr.
T. Boone Pickens who wants to cover the Midwest with windmills.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak
Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayer, in a 2001 speech.
Hillary Clinton, speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations.
Text on a leaflet being air dropped by the US military in Afghanistan, pleading for the release of a captured crusader.
Barry looks for directions out of his mess:
They're fixin' to follow us home:
More solider boys will be getting their marching orders:
"Starry, starry night, .....
With eyes that watch the world and can't forget"
.....or smash and grab:
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
I recently read a book published in 1988 entitled, “Failed Utopias- Methods of Coercion in Communist Regimes” by Arch Puddington. The book examines the failure of communist regimes and “the less dramatic controls which enable Marxist governments to beat back their political opponents without having to resort to death squads or long-term military rule.”
Let’s look at one passage in the book about education:
“From the Russian Revolution onwards, education has served a special function in communist societies, one radically different from the role of education in the democratic world. While practically every society develops educational policies with an eye towards the inculcation of responsible citizenship and respect for the national culture, communist regimes teach children to become productive and patriotic citizens in ways that vary sharply from the methods that a free society would find acceptable. Communist and democratic educational systems represent two fundamentally opposed philosophies, not simply different techniques for achieving similar goals- a fact that educational authorities in communist societies readily admit.”
“In countries ruled by a single, monolithic communist party, the schools are expected to instill “socialist” values in children, promote unquestioning devotion to the motherland and the system, encourage contempt for non-communist societies, and convince the younger generation that the one correct interpretation of history is that set down by the state. In other words, indoctrination- pure and simple- is perceived as a legitimate job of the schools.”
Now, taking the section in italics, allow me to make a few key word changes (in bold) and see if the passage still makes sense:
“In countries ruled by a single, monolithic democratic war/welfare party, the schools are expected to instill ‘democratic’ values in children, promote unquestioning devotion to the homeland and the system, encourage contempt for non-democratic societies, and convince the younger generation that the one correct interpretation of history is that set down by the state. In other words, indoctrination- pure and simple- is perceived as a legitimate job of the schools.”
The word placements fit perfectly, do they not?
Let’s move on to a passage about imperialism:
“The Soviet goal was nothing short of a massive, and extremely rapid, cultural revolution. Nor should it be assumed that Moscow was entirely cynical in carrying out this project. Like other well-known colonial powers of the past, the Soviets no doubt believed that by smashing the traditional way of life they were bringing civilization to a backward and benighted land. Soviet advisers, or at least some of them, approached their work with a sense of mission, having convinced themselves that though the price might be high, the final outcome would be a better and more enlightened Afghanistan.”
Let’s do a little word replacement once again, shall we?
“The US goal was nothing short of a massive, and extremely rapid, cultural revolution. Nor should it be assumed that Washington was entirely cynical in carrying out this project. Like other well-known colonial powers of the past, the US no doubt believed that by smashing the traditional way of life they were bringing civilization to a backward and benighted land. US advisers, or at least some of them, approached their work with a sense of mission, having convinced themselves that though the price might be high, the final outcome would be a better and more enlightened Afghanistan.”
That was easy. Now, let’s conclude with a big finish. From the book:
To believe that one has the right, even the obligation, to remake an entire civilization, requires a degree of arrogance that is frightening. We can only hope that the Soviet pullout is total and permanent, and that the lesson drawn by Moscow entails the utter wrongness not only of waging imperial war against a neighbor, but also of attempting to impose an alien culture on
Just a couple slight adjustments and you have:
“To believe that one has the right, even the obligation, to remake an entire civilization, requires a degree of arrogance that is frightening. We can only hope that the US pullout is total and permanent, and that the lesson drawn by Washington entails the utter wrongness not only of waging imperial war against a neighbor, but also of attempting to impose an alien culture on another people.”
Yes, Afghanistan is not a neighbor to the US, but the reasoning is the same. The US is exposed for even greater arrogance, thinking it can re-build, in its image, a nation with a completely different culture on the other side of the world!
All states promise Utopia, they just have different, preferred avenues to reach it. The result is always the same- lower and lower living standards and greater and greater loss of liberty and individual sovereignty. No matter the system, promises go unfulfilled. More and more power and control is surrendered by individuals in the hope that their sacrifice will be rewarded with nirvana.
Instead of paradise, we all wind up with Hell on earth.
At least until people finally figure this out and decide it’s time for a change.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Dr. Walter Block
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood
Laura D’Andrea Tyson, Obama advisor. [Typical response by government to its failures- do more of the same.]
Barry Obama, speaking to graduates from Moscow's New Economic School.[These people are absolutely shameless].
Little Toad Al Gore, still busy doing his Chicken Little routine.
From the Declaration of the leaders of the major economies forum on energy and climate, detailing how the anti-carbon elites intend to further plunder their human livestock.
Fed Vice Chairman Donald Kohn
Barry Obama [Gosh, B.O.- you don’t think that those “few” happen to reside in Washington, do you?]
African native, Barry Obama, speaking to his former countrymen in Ghana. [The US seems to survive pretty well on a diet of “brutality and bribery.” Why deny this opportunity to Africans?]
Barry checks out his stimulated economy.....
At last, Jeanie Law finds a friend:
The state always takes its frustrations out on its livestock:
Sweet nothings. You make a humble, soft request for peace.....
.....and they respond with belligerent noise:
"Every man must wear out at least one pair of fools shoes."
Earl Derr Biggers
"Jesus warned his disciples, Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and
Sadducees.." (Matthew 16:6):
.....Anything less is a form of slavery"
Atlas is about to shrug:
Hillary gets tough:
You can count, if you wish......
.....but their numbers appear infinite:
World currency, anyone?
Some boogie man. North Korea’s launch vehicles still need some work: