Friday, May 27, 2011

Mayan Calendar - 2012 Doomsday

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dana Rohrabacher - one of the very few sane congressmen from Metro LA

When Obama Under Assistant Deputy Socialist Puppet for Screwing The Country Back To The Stone Age Todd Stern told Congress we need to give more money to the UN to fight Global Warming, Climate Change, Global Climate Disruption, Thermageddon, the response from California Republican Dana Rohrabacher was balls-on perfect:

Blow it out your ass, Todd!

“With a federal budget in massive deficit and an economy that has yet to pull itself out of a deep recession,” he said, “the expectation that the United States will be footing a major share of the bill for such a UN fund is pure fantasy. I’m not sure that’s what we want to do to achieve progress among the human race — to penalize modernization and success.”

American Math Skills

Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter 
girl took my $2.00, and I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 
cents from my pocket and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the 
nickel and 3 pennies, while looking at the screen on her register. I 
sensed her discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two 
quarters, but she hailed the manager for help. Why do I tell you this?

Because of the evolution in teaching math since the 1950s:

1. Teaching Math In 1950s

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 
4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

2. Teaching Math In 1960s

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 
4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

3. Teaching Math In 1970s

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 
$80. Did he make a profit?

4. Teaching Math In 1980s

A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 
$80 and his profit is $20.. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Math In 1990s

A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and 
inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the 
preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of 
$20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class 
participation after answering the question: How did the birds and 
squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong 
answers, and if you feel like crying, it’s ok.)

6. Teaching Math In 2000s

If you have special needs or just feel you need assistance because of 
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, childhood memories, 
criminal background, then don’t answer and the correct answer will be 
provided for you. There are no wrong answers.

7. Teaching Math In 2011

Un hachero vende una carrtada de maderapara 100 pesos. El costo de la 
producciones es 80 pesos. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?

Monday, May 23, 2011

Obama: Me, Myself, and I

Difference in the speech of two Presidents

George W. Bush speech after capture of Saddam:

The success of yesterday's mission is a tribute to our men and women now serving in Iraq.

The operation was based on the superb work of intelligence analysts who found the Dictator's footprints in a vast country. The operation was carried out with skill and precision by a brave fighting force.

Our servicemen and women and our coalition allies have faced many Dangers in the hunt for members of the fallen regime, and in their effort to bring hope and freedom to the Iraqi people. Their work continues, and so do the risks. Today, on behalf of the Nation, I thank the members of our Armed Forces and I congratulate them.

Barack Obama speech after killing of bin Laden:

And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al Qaeda, even as we continued our broader efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat his network.

Then, last August, after years of painstaking work by our intelligence community, I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden. It was far from certain, and it took many months to run this thread to ground. I met repeatedly with my national security team with as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside of Pakistan. And finally, last week, I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action, and I authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice today, at my direction, The United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Obama is an elitist, narcissistic, arrogant, self-centered, babblin fool!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Downsize Congress and save $100 Billion

Cut Congressional Payroll by 100 Billion Dollars over the next few years.

When a company falls on difficult times, one of the things that often happens is a reduction in payroll. Poor performing incompetent workers are laid off.  The  best employees carry on and do a good job even after the dead wood has been eliminated.

Wall Street and the media normally congratulate CEOs for making this type of "tough decision", and the board of directors gives upper corporate management big bonuses.
The Voters should apply this tried and true approach to the United States Congress.

Reduce the House of Representatives from the current 435 members to 218 members. Reduce Senate members from 100 to 50 (one per State). Then, reduce their remaining staff by 25%. Accomplish this over the next 8 years (two steps/two elections).

Some Yearly Monetary Gains Include:
$46,458,000 for elimination of base pay for Members of Congress. (267 members X $174,00 pay/member/yr.)

$437,100,000 for elimination of their staff. (estimate $1.3 Million in staff per each member of the House, and $3 Million in staff per each member of the Senate every year)

$108,350,000 for the reduction in remaining staff by 25%.

$7,500,000,000 reduction in pork barrel earmarks each year. (those members whose jobs are gone. Current estimates for total government pork earmarks are at $15 Billion/yr).

The remaining representatives would need to work smarter and improve efficiencies. It might even be in their best interests to work together for the good of our country!

We may also expect that smaller committees might lead to a more efficient resolution of issues as well. It might even be easier to keep track of what your representative is doing.

Congress has more tools available to do their jobs than it had back in 1911 when the current number of representatives was established. (telephone, computers, cell phones to name a few)

Congress does not hesitate to head home for extended weekends, holidays and recesses, instead of doing the jobs they are paid to do. There are always several senators that are perpetually on the campaign trail instead of doing their jobs but they collect full pay.

Summary of opportunity:
$46,458,000 reduction of Congressmen.
$282,100,000 for elimination of the reduced House staff. $150,000,000 for elimination of reduced Senate staff. $70,850,000 for 25% reduction of staff for remaining Representatives. $37,500,000 for 25% reduction of staff for remaining Senators. $7,500,000,000 reduction in pork added to bills by the reduction of congress members. 

$8,086,908,000 per year, total savings.
That's over 8-BILLION every year just for starters!
But wait - There's More!:

Members of Congress get full retirement after serving only ONE term. If  they were required to serve 20, 25 or 30 years (like everyone else) in order to collect a pension, taxpayers could save a bundle.  Why should we pay for the pension of a bad employee that is fired after only one term?  

This will save even more Billions and Billions of our hard-earned tax dollars.

Corporate America does these types of cuts all the time. There's even a name for it. "Downsizing."

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition

The St. Gabriel Possenti Society promotes the public recognition of St. Gabriel Possenti, including his Vatican designation as Patron Saint of Handgunners.
St. Gabriel Possenti was a Catholic seminarian whose marksmanship and proficiency with handguns single-handedly saved the village of Isola, Italy from a band of 20 terrorists in 1860.
The Possenti Society offers a variety of materials related to St. Gabriel Possenti and a biblical understanding of self-defense.
The Savior of Isola

In 1860, a band of soldiers from the army of Garibaldi entered the mountain village of Isola, Italy. They began to burn and pillage the town, terrorizing its inhabitants.
Possenti, with his seminary rector's permission, walked into the center of town, unarmed, to face the terrorists. One of the soldiers was dragging off a young woman he intended to rape when he saw Possenti and made a snickering remark about such a young monk being all alone.
Possenti quickly grabbed the soldier's revolver from his belt and ordered the marauder to release the woman. The startled soldier complied, as Possenti grabbed the revolver of another soldier who came by. Hearing the commotion, the rest of the soldiers came running in Possenti's direction, determined to overcome the rebellious monk.
At that moment a small lizard ran across the road between Possenti and the soldiers. When the lizard briefly paused, Possenti took careful aim and struck the lizard with one shot. Turning his two handguns on the approaching soldiers, Possenti commanded them to drop their weapons. Having seen his handiwork with a pistol, the soldiers complied. Possenti ordered them to put out the fires they had set, and upon finishing, marched the whole lot out of town, ordering them never to return. The grateful townspeople escorted Possenti in triumphant procession back to the seminary, thereafter referring to him as "the Savior of Isola".

The St. Gabriel Possenti Society

Monday, May 16, 2011

Santana blasts Georgia immigration bill before Braves game

Carlos, Your talent as a musician is without question..
Your political opinion is irrelevant.
Turn off the microphone and let your guitar speak for you.

Santana blasts Georgia immigration bill before Braves game |