Saturday, May 31, 2008

If only...

From Liz Smith at the New York Post;

"SUSAN SARANDON, who appeared in three films last year and won kudos for her TV movie "Bernard and Doris," is still not a contented soul. She says if John McCain gets elected, she will move to Italy or Canada. She adds, "It's a critical time, but I have faith in the American people."

While you're at it, take Alec, Rosy, Whoopi, Tim, Michael Moore, Sean Penn, Babs and all the rest with you.

We could only hope to be so lucky...

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Some people, I tell ya

Ya know, when I think about what character it took to explore, settle and brave the elements and other dangers in order to build this country, somehow I wasn't thinking of this. I mean, these people must be looney or there is something I am missing. Any major dude will tell you that we as humans, are bombarded constantly from RF waves every minute of every day of our lives. For these people to claim that they are being sickened by Wi-Fi, is utterly preposterous. What about radio waves? I bet they still listen to NPR. What about RF waves from their TV sets as they are watching PBS or PMSNBC or CNN? What about their microwaves? or cell phones for that matter? do they have them? they emit RF waves. I imagine too, they have Ipods so I don't get how they can claim that they are being made sick by Wi-Fi. Perhaps they need to buy one of these things.

By: Gadi Schwartz KOB-TV, and Joshua Panas
Group wants Wi-Fi banned from public buildings

A group in Santa Fe says the city is discriminating against them because they say that they're allergic to the wireless Internet signal. And now they want Wi-Fi banned from public buildings.
Arthur Firstenberg says he is highly sensitive to certain types of electric fields, including wireless Internet and cell phones.

"I get chest pain and it doesn't go away right away," he said.

Firstenberg and dozens of other electro-sensitive people in Santa Fe claim that putting up Wi-Fi in public places is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The city attorney is now checking to see if putting up Wi-Fi could be considered discrimination.

But City Councilor Ron Trujillo says the areas are already saturated with wireless Internet.
"It's not 1692, it's 2008. Santa Fe needs to embrace this technology, it's not going away," Trujillo said.

The city attorney hopes to have a legal recommendation by the end of the month.

Hippycrites-Celebrities that don't practice what they preach

With all the hysteria over global warming, climate change or as I call it, "BS" short for "blowhard's smarming", I thought I would start investigating and posting about the habits and excesses of self-righteous celebrities who are harping about how we have to reduce our "carbon footprint" in order to save the planet. I find it amusing how these whack jobs have the audacity to preach at common people, all the while, practicing the very excesses they pretend to loath. Let's lead off with one of the biggest hypocrites shall we? Leonardo Di (the) Crapio.

Click on the picture to to enlarge.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Does this make any sense?

Perhaps there should also be a panel that shows and says "I support the police, but I don't support their mission".

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the new Jimmy Carter

So, Bo is out on the stump, and now he's ramping up to take on John McCain. He's already taking pot shots at McCain and in anticipation of the win in Oregon, where he is leading and expected to claim the mantle of the presumptive Democratic candidate for the General Election, he is slamming the policies of John McCain. I am not a fan of Johnny Mac. I respect his service in the US Navy and I do have respect for his hardship as a POW, but I don't agree with much of his views on things. However, in the interest of the country, I would much rather see a Johnny Mac in the White House as opposed to openly socialist candidates like Hillary "her thighness" Clinton or even further left, Good Ole' presumptive messiah, BO.

As the Bible warns, "beware of false prophets"

So, Bo is giving a speech (looking at the picture, the thought that came to mind is "the sermon on the mount" from the "messianic" candidate) and I thought I had gone back in a time machine or something. This is what he says;

"We can't drive our SUVs (bet he makes it to events and leaves in one) and eat as much as we want (I bet he's never hungry) and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times (and I bet he does) ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.

"That's not leadership. That's not going to happen,"

My question is; why should we be concerned with what other countries think? That may sound arrogant, but think about it. Do the French care what we think? or the Germans? I am sure other countries would love to see use brought down to a 3rd world country if for any reason to punish us for our supposed "avarice". Does anyone else see what he is saying? basically, we are supposed to adopt the lifestyles and practices of other countries. What he doesn't say is that, America got to be great by being the leader in many areas. Improvements in our own lifestyle and country benefited the world, not hurt it.

We have as a country, raised the standard of living in the world. We produce more food, more technology, more wealth as a nation than any other on the face of the planet. And the thing that makes us different? We share what we have to all those that want to enjoy it, as long as they don't use it for malicious reasons. We have through our technology and improvements, created better ways of doing things that other countries hadn't figured out. Think of how long the US has been in existence and what we've accomplished as a nation and then look at the rest of the world. Our progress in so many areas for the length of time we have existed as a nation is astounding. We have brought the word "human rights" to a level not paralleled in modern human history.

Hmm, anyway, for anyone that remembers, or was alive at the time, Jimmy Carter gave a speech in the midst of the engergy crisis in the 1970's, often referred to as the "Sweater Speech" or the "Malaise speech".

On February 2, 1977, the newly-inaugurated president appeared on television clad in that sweater, and asked us all to take a simple step to save energy: turn down the thermostat, and put on a sweater.

So now, BO, jumping on what is the hottest topic right now, energy consumption, more specifically, Gas prices, says that we can't drive our SUV's anymore. Personally, I don't care for SUV's, I call them "UAV's" as in Urban Assault Vehicles. I find that many people who drive them tend to be arrogant with the mentality of "It's my road, you're just driving on it". But that is a subject for another post.

Here's a tip for you Barry, if you and your environmentalist whackos weren't too busy preventing the US from exploring and building new refineries and let the oil companies start harvesting some of the oil we have around the continental US, we wouldn't be in this position. Nuclear? no way, it is too dangerous. Drill in ANWR? nah, that sheet of sheer ice is much too pristine to allow drilling for oil. After all, the millions of tourists that visit each year might be upset with oil rigs in the proposed 33 square miles (out of how many millions?) and not come back. Not to mention the probable extinction of species that live there.

Oil derricks off the coast? Wind generators? oh no, then people like Ted the swimmer, Kennedy would lose worth in property value and it would spoil his view, not to mention the limousine liberals in California that would have to stare at those ungodly things. Oh, and by the way, guess it's okay for the Chinese to be drilling not 90 miles off our southern coast near Cuba, for oil. Ask the environmentalists why they haven't raised hell about that?

Lift federal taxes of gasoline? not on your life. The poor federal government would just go broke with no getting their share of the pie. It's the hypocrisy of the left that is astounding. Much of the issue with the price of gas can be laid squarely at the feet of the leftist environmental whackos and the democrats for not allowing the US to explore new and untouched oil reserves. Hell, if we were to start drilling in our territory, we might become energy independent in about 20 years. For a lot of people, that's 20 years too late.

And finally, has anyone else noticed how Barry is always criticizing anything about America? I never hear Barry saying anything good about America, just what's wrong with it. In the spirit of Jimmy, I am waiting for him to say, "Ladies and Gentlemen, America's best days are behind her."

Ladies and Gentlemen, please send your sweaters in care of Barry Obama.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Update on my friend Pete Christensen

For anyone that remembers, quite a while ago, I published a post about my friend Pete Christensen. Pete and I worked together at the station and we did some comedy bits for All Comedy Radio. But Pete had developed cancer. Since then, Pete's cancer has gone into remission or at the very best, it's gone all together. I posted a pic of Pete when he was in Illinois undergoing Chemotherapy where he looked like the Kung Fu Master from the old TV series Kung Fu. That's the picture on the left.

Now, you have to know Pete. I also mentioned that he is always Mr Optimist. Pete never has a bad word to say about anyone, which is certainly among others, one of his most endearing qualities. I used to kid him about always being so positive, but he just shines it on and says, "what's the point in letting it get you down?". He's right. Pete is a great comedian, that's his passion and it shows. He has the unique ability to look at life and come away with observations that most people wouldn't catch. He is just gifted at what he does.

So, Pete sends me this clip. He is now working with a songwriter, performer and fellow comedian, Ian Calvin as "the blackjack brothers". They have a website that you can go to called "AZcleancomedy". They do comedy that is G-rated and not a lot of blue, in fact, perhaps some edgy stuff, but nothing that would offend most families. You might want to zip over and take a look. It's funny and the DVD is probably a riot.

So, I am posting this clip that he sent me. It's only 2 minutes, but you can see them performing and I am sure, you can buy a DVD at some point. It's good to see Pete working on his comedy again and I am hoping that he has all the success with the gig that he can handle.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

One more example of how the Clinton's use deceit

This story was actually brought to my attention by my mother. I read it and realized this is a favorite tactic of the Clinton's. This particular story is from ABC news, and it concerns a company in Valparaiso, Indiana named Magnequench that made magnets used in smart bombs. Manequench has since been sold and the jobs went to the Chinese. Watch this video and notice what the Clinton's did and then how her thighness tries to spin it to blame the Bush administration. Integrity anyone?

Video courtesy ABC news.

Florida Voter moment

I had to post this. Here is her thighness, Hillary Clinton at a gas station trying to figure out a coffee machine. I have seen this once before when an anchor I know and work with, had to ask an engineer at the station how to make a pot of coffee. Just sad. Shows you how out of touch some people are I guess.