Tuesday, July 28, 2009
To start allow me to clarify my position. I am not a member of PETA. I like dogs as long as they belong to somebody else. In other words I do not own a dog. With that out of the way I would like to address the Michael Vick situation since he has been reinstated in the NFL.
As a football player Michael Vick is very talented. You would not be going out on a limb by saying he has talent to burn. So the question is, should we as a society put that above all else and throw our moral compass out the window; as it seems the NFL has done? Are we so obsessed with winning nothing else matters? Some may say he paid his debt to society by going to jail and we should forgive Vick, and all of us should move on with our lives. Looking at the above picture I can not bring myself to do that. Putting aside, for a moment, the heinousness of his actions if you could be put in jail for stupidity Vick would be serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Here's a guy who signed a 10 year contract for $130 million dollars (not counting endorsements that would exceed his contract) and he threw all that away to be involved in dog fighting! I don't know how much money you can make in dog fighting but it damn sure ain't $130 million!
I ask you. As a player would you want to be on a football team with this guy? Next time you have a BBQ would you feel... just a little uneasy... inviting him? Would you feel comfortable with Michael Vick watching your children so you could take your wife out to dinner???
I submit to you this guy is about as reprehensible as you can get. Psychologically, he is seriously derailed. He callously shot, electrocuted, and drowned the dogs. Think about it. If he can do that what else is he capable of?
Instead of joining the NFL he should be joining the Taliban where he would fit right in.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
July 23, 2009
By Josh Kraushaar 07:32 AM
Dodd continues to struggle
Embattled Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) has begun a media campaign to rehabilitate his reputation, but his poll numbers haven't improved much at all over the last two months.
A newly-released Quinnipiac poll shows Dodd still trailing Republican Rob Simmons by nine points, 48 to 39 percent – a worse margin than his six-point deficit in the firm's last poll on May 28.
A 52 percent majority of voters still disapprove of Dodd's job performance, while only 42 percent of voters approve of him. That's only a slight improvement over the May numbers, when he held a 38/53 approval-disapproval rating. A 55 percent majority of voters still believe that Dodd is "not honest and trustworthy."
And a 49 percent plurality said that he does not share their views on issues important to them. – a surprisingly high total in a solidly-Democratic state like Connecticut.
"Dodd's most glaring weakness continues to be that a majority of voters say he is not honest and trustworthy. This is not something that will be easy for Dodd to reverse," said Quinnipiac pollster Douglas Schwartz. "Another problem for Dodd is that the bad economy has put voters in a grumpy mood. Consequently, voters have little patience for politician's missteps."
The one silver lining for Dodd is that he's improved his numbers among registered Democrats, and now holds a 72 percent job approval rating in his own party. But among independents, a whopping 60 percent disapprove of his job performance and only 33 percent approve.
The poll also found that President Obama would have little impact on Dodd's re-election – with 71 percent of voters saying an Obama campaign appearance wouldn't make a difference in their opinion.
For his part, Simmons is still largely an unknown quantity -- 48 percent of voters said they're unfamiliar with him. He holds a high net approval rating, with 39 percent viewing him favorably and just 12 percent unfavorably.
Among Republicans his fav/unfav is 57/2, suggesting his moderate profile won't be a problem with the GOP base. Simmons is facing a competitive primary against former Ambassador Tom Foley and state senator Sam Caligiuri, both of whom are near-total unknowns to the Connecticut electorate.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Sonia Sotomayor. You can't pronounce it S-O-T-O....M-A-Y-O-R. Like a Mayor of a city. No...you have to pronounce it with a certain Spanish inflection.... rolling the R. Thusly..... Soto-Mayorrrr.
Lindsey Grahamesty (Rush's name for him after he tried to pass the Shamesty Bill with McCain) tried to grill her but then added "he liked her". He also said, "unless there was a complete meltdown she was a shoe in to be confirmed". A real grill-master that one.
Republicans are in a war they can not win.Strategically, Obama really gave us the high hard one. For starters he could have appointed someone akin to Adolph Hitler and there is nothing the Republicans can do about it! But now, as the they oppose Soto-Mayorrr, they will be perceived in the spotlight as being against women and Hispanics.
Besides the "wise Latino" comment she made:
"I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life."
Imagine if a white guy said:
"I would hope that a wise Caucasian male with the richness of his experiences would, more often than not, reach a better conclusion then a Black or Hispanic who hasn't lived that life"."
There would be no confirmation hearing because he would have been ridden out of town on a rail!
I think what sticks out is 8 out of 10 of the most important legal decisions she ever made were later overturned by a higher court. It is good in one way because the bad decisions she made were corrected. The killer is she was born June 25, 1954. She has a projected life expectancy of 27.1 years. Since Supreme Court Justices serve a life term (something that should be corrected) she has 27.1 years of making bad decisions.
In the future the fireman are revisited:
In 2010 the FRA (better know has the Fireman Reform Act) is passed by congress. It dictates that White fireman that take a test for a promotion and pass, while Black an Hispanic fireman take the same test and fail. The test then will be deemed invalid. Another law suit is filed and it goes to the Supreme Court. Soto-Mayorrr sides with congress.
In 2011 the FRA is amended by congress what is commonly called The Pelosi-Reid Amendment. It now is amended to read: If all White fireman take a test for promotion and fail, and all Black and Hispanic fireman pass the test, the test is deemed valid. A lawsuit is filed. Soto-Mayorrr sides with congress.
When asked how she came up with that decision she said, Hey.... What's fair is fair.
In 2012 you won't have to press one for English because that option will no longer be available. All boxes containing merchandise in Home Depot and Lowes, as with all retailers, will have Spanish on all four sides; thus avoiding the aggravating problem of turning the box around to find out what the hell it says in English. Once inside the box no more turning the directions up side down and inside out to read it in English because there won't be any.
Thank God that problem is resolved.
PS: I would like to extend my congratulations to Stuart Smalley on becoming a senator. From the fine state that also gave us Jesse Ventura.
Friday, July 10, 2009
This is a statement released 2 days ago from the WSJ.
By DEBORAH SOLOMON
The Treasury Department expects an initial payback from the nation's largest banks of at least $50 billion in bailout funds, according to people familiar with the matter, double the amount the government initially expected to recoup.
(In more ways then one)
Already Barney Frank has announced he intends to use this money to bailout foreclosed homeowners. Isn't that why we are in the trouble in the first place??? Does this fucking asshole ever read statistics!
(Should be his mug shot. Makes Madoff look like a rank amateur)
In general, the more loans you modify, the higher the percentage of redefaults: In the first quarter of 2008, 68,001 loans were modified, and 40,206, or 59 percent, of those have ended up 30 days late again, or worse. In the first quarter of 2009, 185,156 loan mods were done, and of those, 120,067, or 64 percent, ended up in trouble.
Our government is like a dog trying to catch its own tail. Giving money to a Democrat is like crack to a drug addict. Why not use the money to bring down the debt? Pure and simple. This is just a blatant attempt to buy votes with taxpayer money!
There is no Earthly reason why Frank should be re-elected. Yet it will happen. Kerry, Kennedy, and Frank. Provided by Massachusetts; a state noted for stupidity.