Joke of the Day


Bob had finally made it to the last round of the very popular game show, “The $5,000,000 Question”. The rules state that Bob is allowed to choose the category of the final question. He told the M.C. that he desired a question on American History.

The big night had arrived. Bob made his way on stage in front of the studio and a very large TV audience. He had become the talk of the week. Bob was the best guest this show had ever seen. The M.C. stepped up to the mic.

“Bob, you have chosen American History as your final question. You know that if you correctly answer this question, you will walk away $5,000,000 dollars richer. Are you ready?”

Bob nodded with a cocky confidence. The crowd went nuts. He hadn’t missed a question all week.

“Bob, your question on American History is a two-part question. As you know, you may answer either part first. As a rule, the second half of the question is always easier. Which part would you like to take a stab at first?”

Bob was now becoming noticeably nervous. He couldn’t believe it, but he was losing his focus. American History was his easiest subject, but still, decided to play it safe. “I’ll try the easier part first.”

The M.C. nodded approvingly. “Here we go Bob. I will ask you the second half first. If you answer correctly I will then ask you the first half.”

The audience silenced with gross anticipation . . .
“Bob, here is your question: And in what year did it happen??”

It’s Only Money


I’m stunned this story made it to press. It is the AP, friend to all things leftist.

NEW YORK (AP) — During the first two months of the nationwide Occupy protests, the movement that is demanding more out of the wealthiest Americans cost local taxpayers at least $13 million in police overtime and other municipal services, according to a survey by The Associated Press. [Editorial comment: It is much more. The AP survey only accounted for the 18 largest venues.]

The heaviest financial burden has fallen upon law enforcement agencies tasked with monitoring marches and evicting protesters from outdoor camps. And the steepest costs by far piled up in New York City and Oakland, Calif., where police clashed with protesters on several occasions.

Broken down city by city, the numbers are more or less in line with the cost of policing major public events and emergencies. In Los Angeles, for example, the Michael Jackson memorial concert cost the city $1.4 million. Atlanta spent several million dollars after a major snow and ice storm this year. [Editorial comment: A concert cost 1-1/2 million to police? Although ‘Occupy’ is a disaster, it’s not a natural disaster, that can’t be prevented like a storm. Apples to Apples A.P.]

But the price of the protests is rising by the day — along with taxpayer ire in some places.

“What is their real agenda?” asked Rodger Mawhinney as he watched police remove an encampment outside his apartment complex in downtown Oakland. “I’ve gone up and asked them,

Huh??

“What are you truly trying to accomplish? I’m still waiting for an answer.”

The Occupy movement has intentionally never clarified its policy objectives, relying instead on a broad message opposing corporate excess and income inequality. Aside from policing, cleaning and repairing property at dozens of 24-hour encampments, cities have had to monitor frequent rallies and protests. [Editorial comment: If the general public knew the real agenda, these events would all be shut down tomorrow.]

“We’re here fighting corporate greed and they’re worried about a lawn?” said Clark Davis of Occupy Los Angeles, where the city estimates that property damage to a park has been $200,000. [Editorial comment: Yes Clark, the park fairies come out every evening when you’re sleepy sleeping & maintain the park for free. Someone had to pay to construct & maintain that park for you dim wits to occupy it in the first place.]

In Oakland, where protesters temporarily forced the shutdown of a major port, the city has spent more than
$2.4 million responding to the protests. [Editorial comment: Oakland is already $58 million in the red. What’s 2-1/2 million more?]

Sgt. Dom Arotzarena, president of the Oakland Police Officers Association, said Occupy-related costs would soar past $3 million when it’s all said and done. The city, he said, had to pay more for mutual aid when police removed the encampment at City Hall for a second time on Nov. 14, nearly three weeks after its first early morning raid, leading to dozens of arrests.

“A lot of this could’ve been avoided if we stood our ground when we went in there in the first place,” Arotzarena said. “I know we would’ve saved the city a significant amount of money.” [Editorial comment: The police were ordered to pull back after the first raid by spineless politicians.]

In New York City, the police department has spent $7 million in overtime on the protests. But that’s small change given the department’s $4.5 billion budget, which allots money for emergency overtime. Last year, the NYPD spent about $550 million on overtime. [Editorial comment: Yes AP, they’ll never miss a paltry $7 million. They couldn’t use that money elsewhere.]

Pete Dutro, a protester in charge of finances in New York City, called the NYPD’s response “completely unnecessary.” [Editorial comment: Remember Pete, of $700.00 per night hotel fame.]

“It’s $7 million of taxpayers’ money that’s being spent to stifle our First Amendment rights,” he said. “You know, they’ve consistently overreacted.” [Editorial comment: How much more would the aftermath cost if the police didn’t involve themselves.]
End A.P.

Imagine if you will (sound like the Twilight Zone) if the police just said, screw it, we’re not getting involved. These cities would be torn apart. $13 million would look like small change.

The average gullible protestor has not a care or concern of who has to pay for the protection of them or others. They don’t seem to care about who pays to clean up after them. Maybe Mommy or Daddy will pay for it.

On the other hand, the organizers of these movements are well aware of the costs involved. That’s the whole point. Just another way of helping collapse the system. Cloward & Piven.

The Migration of Newt, Back to the Left

Newt has officially lost me. I was starting to warm to the idea of supporting him. He has had so many strong debate performances; one couldn’t help but to want to jump on board.

For the longest time I called Newt a convenient Conservative, meaning he spoke as a conservative when it was popular & convenient to do so. Whenever he started to get pushback, he was able to eruditely move back toward the mushy middle.

He has fooled me for the last time. I have had enough. I will not support Newt. If he becomes the nominee, of course I will vote for him, holding my nose, once again. I would vote for Spongebob Squarepants rather than Obama.

During last night’s debate Gingrich morphed into a George Bush, compassionate conservative clone. His answer to an illegal immigration question jolted me out of my mesmerized state. I guess I should thank him for snapping me back to reality.

He argued the children of illegal immigrants should not be ripped away from their families. He said that he did not believe Americans wanted to take people who have lived in the country for 25 years and expel them over a crime committed long ago.

He exclaimed that we would have a hard time explaining the uprooting of an entrenched illegal that has been here for 25 years, working, paying taxes, with a family & children in school. He added that he doesn’t see how the republicans, who claim to be the party of the family, could destroy families that have been here for a quarter of a century?

I wouldn’t have a hard time explaining it. It’s quite easy. Here it is.
Mr. or Ms. Illegal; You’ve broken the law for 25 years. Now you’ll finally be punished. It will be your choice to break up your family because of it. Here’s a solution; Take your family with you.

For illegal aliens to live & work in this country, there are only 2 possible scenarios, both unlawful (3, if you count MS 13). You are either committing tax evasion by working here illegally or committing identity theft (fraud) by using someone else’s Social Security number to pay said taxes. Pick your poison.

John Adams said, “ We are a nation of laws, not of men”. Obey the law or change the law. Don’t just ignore the law.

I also don’t wish to hear that Ronald Reagan did it.

Sorry, but it's a fact. I don't like it either.

He screwed up. He believed the lies that were told to him by the democrats about sealing the border, which of course, never happened. Shame on him for believing the dems. He made a mistake.

A few more questions: What if they have been here for less than 25 years? 25 seems like a rather arbitrary number.
What if, after all this time, they still can’t speak English?
When citizens get sentenced to prison, don’t they get ripped from their families? What if the illegal has no family?

In a 2007 Meet the Press interview, Mitt Romney said that illegals should be able to sign up for residency & a path to citizenship. Newt didn’t go that far. He was very careful not to mention anything about citizenship, just someway to make them legal.

This is pulled directly from Newts New Hampshire Campaign emailing, The Daily Newt: “Newt does not believe we have a binary choice between forcibly deporting 11 million people or letting them all stay. Newt recognizes that in some cases where people have lived in the United States for 20-25 years, have had children here, have joined churches and civic groups, and have OTHERWISE lived law-abiding lives, we are unlikely to forcibly deport them but find a way to make an exception for such families, and regularize their status without providing citizenship.”

It continues, “One idea for how to handle such humanitarian exceptions proposed by Gingrich is to empower local communities with the authority to allow those with long-established roots in the neighborhood a legal residency status, but not citizenship. Newt believes local communities are at a better vantage point to determine if those there illegally should stay or go. Under this system, kind of like Selective Service System boards, we will send home those without 20-25 years of residency here and family and community ties.”

Who will be the arbiter of that policy? Arbiter, “Mr. Illegal, have you been here for at least 20 years?” Mr. Illegal, Oh Sí!” Arbiter, “Ok, you may stay”.

Yes, and once they somehow become legal or “regularized”; of course it will end there. No one will ever push it to the next logical conclusion, citizenship. Right.

Mr. Speaker; Madame Pelosi is waiting for you to join her on the couch again.

Joke of the Day

This one is so bad, it’s funny!

One night a man was walking home and heard a thumping noise behind him. Looking around, he saw a coffin following him, upright. He got nervous and began walking a little bit faster.

The coffin continued, “thumpety thump, thumpety thump”. He began running and the coffin kept up and began opening and closing, “thumpety thump, thumpety thump clap, “thumpety thump, thumpety thump clap”. Terrified, he ran to his front door, and went inside, slamming the door and locking it.

The coffin continued, “thumpety thump, thumpety thump – CRASH” it came right through the door, He ran up the stairs, and right behind him, “thumpety thump, thumpety thump clap, “thumpety thump, thumpety thump clap.”

He rushed into the bathroom and slammed the door, but the coffin broke through the door – “thumpety thump, thumpety thump crash”.

Terrified, the man grabbed the first thing he saw, a bottle of Robitussin syrup and threw it ……………the coffin stopped!

I’m a Cracker

Remember this guy from a few short years ago. He’s King Samir Shabazz. In this video he goes off on a racist rant about hating & killing the crackers, their babies & such.

He is also the same New Black Panther party leader that the Obama administration refused to prosecute for intimidating voters in Pennsylvania during the last presidential elections.

This guy is a loon. He is just plain evil. Normal people don’t act this way, nor think this way. I hadn’t given this any further thought since first seeing it, until last night.

I was on my way to a friend’s house to watch the Patriots game. I stopped at a 7-11 to get some beer & chips.
Standing in front of the cooler, as I opened the door to retrieve the beer, I hear a voice from directly behind me. I grabbed my beer & turn around to see a thin black kid, no more than 20 or so.

He exclaims, “Move your ass, Cracker”. My first notion was to just put him down, physically. I fought that urge & just said, “Really, Cracker? Get a clue”, laughed & walked to the counter. I paid for the items & drove away.

Again, I didn’t really give it much thought; never even told my friends. This evening, hanging out with my son I started to ponder. What if were him? He’s an innocent child.

I’m perfectly capable & have been trained to defend myself, but what if I were to have my son run into the store & pick something up for me as I’ve want to do from time to time (not beer). How would he react? I venture to say, a little differently.

People like that kid or this Shabazz character try to intimidate others to bend to their will. Somewhere along the line they were both taught this racist garbage, that all white people are the enemy.

In retrospect, it’s too late for the King, but I feel sorry for the kid. With that attitude instilled in him, he stands no chance at success of any kind. Nothing good can come from such blind hatred.

So, go ahead & hate me for my views if you like, not my skin color. Sounds funny come from a Cracker.

It’s up to the Super Committee

Aren't they Super!


The Congressional “Super Committee” is a sham, for a few reasons. First, it allows Congress to once again abdicate its responsibility to manage the federal budget. As usual, Congresses reputation for being spineless remains intact by either kicking the can down the road or appointing a “Blue Ribbon” panel to take the heat.

Second, despite all the bluster & machinations, there will be NO spending cuts! It’s all show.

Every year we are treated to the same theatrics. The false urgency of republicans, the whining of democrats & every year we spend more money.

I must admit I got caught up in the theatre, that the defense budget (or any department) would be cut & actually started to buy into the draconian defense cuts argument.

I wasn’t thinking; that is until I listened to Rush Limbaugh today. He reminded me of something I already knew but simply forgot to account for: Baseline Budgeting.

I wrote a short article explaining it a while ago. It went as follows:

Base Line Budgeting
Posted on August 1, 2011

Here’s a quick scenario. This guy has a job (what’s that?). He works hard & is noticed by the boss. The boss comes to him & says he deserves a raise & he’ll make it happen within a few weeks. He is told the raise is expected to be 5%. That night he rushes home to tell his wife (or husband in some states) the good news. She says that 5% will sure come in handy.

A few weeks pass & sure enough, he gets that raise. The boss, however, says he could only afford 3%. The guy is still thankful that he received a raise at all.

He goes home & shows his wife his paycheck. The wife had already calculated & adjusted their budget for the increase. She takes one look at the check & exclaims, ” You got a 2% cut in your pay?”

That is base line budgeting & is how our government calculates the budget every year. All departments get automatic increases. If they don’t increase by as much as originally intended, it’s a cut (usually draconian).

So when you hear that they in Washington are going to cut the budget, you best believe it’s a lie. If you spend more than last year, you haven’t cut your budget.

Simply put, the CBO provides scoring of legislation, usually by estimating economic impact over a ten-year period. Now that we’ve revealed the joke, here’s the punch line.

Total federal spending amounts to $3.73 trillion for FY 2011. If both Houses of the Congress were to vote to just freeze spending for FY 2012 at FY 2011 levels, the CBO would have to score that legislation as a $9 trillion budget cut over ten years!

We wouldn’t actually spend one dime less in FY 2012 than we did in FY2011, but because of the baseline budget rules, CBO would have no choice but to report a $9 trillion cut to federal spending over that following ten-year period.

Joke du Jour

A guy is sitting at a bar in a skyscraper restaurant high above the city. He’s slamming tequila left and right.

He grabs one, drinks it, goes over to a window and jumps out. The guy who was sitting next to him couldn’t believe that the guy had just done that.

He was more surprised when, ten minutes later, the same guy, unscathed, comes walking back into the bar and sits back down next to him. The astonished guy asks “How did you do that? I just saw you jump out that window and we’re hundreds of feet above the GROUND!!!”. The jumper responds by slurring, “Well, I don’t get it either.”

“I slam a shot of tequila and when I jump out the window, the tequila makes me slow down right before I hit the ground. Watch.” He takes a shot, slams it down, goes to the window and jumps out.

The other guy runs to the window and watches as the guy falls until right before the ground, slows down and lands softly on his feet. A few minutes later, the guy walks back into the bar.

The other guy has to try it too, so he orders a shot of tequila. He drinks it, goes to the window and jumps. As he reaches the bottom, he doesn’t slow down at all….SPLAT!!!!!!

The first guy orders another shot of tequila and the bartender says to him, “You know, you’re really an jerk when you’re drunk, Superman.”