Posted by: nhfalcon | September 7, 2011

J.A.R.D. v.9.7.11

* – flipped through the radio stations on the way into work the other day and wound up stuck on a country station as three songs in a row resonated with me, each in its own way…

* – I think I need to get into todays music scene. 😉

* – I don’t know about you, but I’d be ok with a coworker who looked like this dressing like this at work! 😉

* – I think this officer has misconstrued what the “serve” part of “To Protect and to Serve” means…

* – I swear I had nothing to do with this.

* – sorry, ladies, but this does ring kinda true…

* – you have got to be fucking kidding me – teaching this to kindergarteners?!?!?!

* – a comic book endorsing using meth?! SERIOUSLY?!

Sigh… Yes, seriously.

* – so the reboot of Romancing the Stone won’t be as a movie, but as a TV series? Hmm…

* – so the next Titanic reboot will be a “prequel” miniseries?

* – Die Hard 5?! Imean, Live Free or Die Hard was a pleasant surprise to me, but, really?

* – you know, I like Star Wars as much as the next guy, but some of these geeks really need to chill out.

* – tech like this makes me wish I could’ve joined the military.

That’s just cool!

* – oh, this must drive the Fox News-haters NUTS! 🙂

* – I think my respect for Jake Tapper just went through the roof!

* – remember the response I had to the “letter to the editor” in an area newspaper I had in last week’s post? Turns out it (in a slightly modified form) was published in the August 31st issue of that paper.

* – nice to know you can count on Leftist media outlets to report honestly, thoroughly, and without editing to spin a story in their favor (or just create one out of whole cloth).

* – “I’m documenting my weight loss.” – Sen. Roberto Arango (R-PR)

Uh-huh. Sure you are.

Exactly what is the fascination lately with politicians taking nude photos of themselves with their cell phones lately?

* – yes, I’m sure the president scheduling his jobs speech on the same night as the next Republican presidential candidate debate was just a coincidence.

Just like many liberals were sure Glenn Beck’s scheduling of his Restoring Honor rally on the anniversary of MLK’s “I Have A Dream” speech was a coincidence.

* – now the question is, by agreeing to move his speech, did the president display bipartisanship or weakness?

* – oh, I just bet he is. I’m sure the president is very proud!

What the hell happened to the Left’s vaunted desire for civility?

Oh, yes, that’s right, I’m sorry – only the Right needs to be civil. The Left certainly doesn’t need to live up to its own standards. What was I thinking?

* – speaking of which, don’t you think there would have been ENORMOUS outrage if someone had created a video game where you could walk into the MSNBC studios and kill Ed Schultz, Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann (back when he worked at MSNBC, of course), Rachel Maddow, etc.?

Well, then, why isn’t there any outrage whatsoever over this?

Hmm…

* – cuz, ya know, pople like this tool Glenn Beck are so incredibly violent

* – in my humble opinion, though, Beck rocks!

* – just keep flapping your gums, Deb, and telling yourself that people are actually listening.

* – is it just me, or is Jay Carney a bigger douche-bag than Robert Gibbs?

* – you know, this whole playing of the race card thing by the left used to annoy me, irritate me, and even piss me off. After some of the more recent examples of it, though, such as Rep Andre Carson’s idiocy, it just makes me laugh.

Do these people realize how stupid they sound?

* – “We shouldn’t diminish the cries of real racism by using it just for politics.” – Glenn Beck

I’ve said this at least once before, but it bears repeating – this kind of crap is what I call “cry wolf racism.” As more and more of these ludicrous accusations are going to be made the more and more the American people are going to become immune to it. They’re going to start ignoring it. They’re going to start to roll their eyes, shrug their shoulders, mutter “uh-hu, yeah, ok,” and walk away.

And then an incident of real racism is going to happen, and nobody’s going to care.

And that will be the worst day in this country’s history.

* – ARE. YOU. FUCKING. KIDDING. ME?! If this were a couple of white guys people would be screaming “RACIST! SKINHEAD! NAZI! KLANSMEN!”

But Tea Partiers are the racists? We’re the terrorists? We’re the ones thirsting for blood and violence?

Spare me.

* – apparently now we’re like the racists of the 60’s because we don’t believe in climate change.

* – hey, yeah, how come we haven’t seen or heard Al Gore debate anyone on climate change? It’s always either just Al or Al being “interviewed” by his sycophants. Why not have just one honest debate on the subject, Al?

* – hey, a new accusation! Now we’re “barbarians.”

* – I don’t even know where to begin with this.

Bottom line? If you want to practice Sharia law, go do it in a country that recognizes it. We don’t recognize it in the USA. We have our own laws already, thank you very much. If you want to live here, you follow the laws already in place. Here endeth the lesson.

(in the interest of full disclosure, I have not read the entire New York Times article. When I clicked on the link to do so I was informed that I had to register with the Times and, I would imagine, have to give them money, and if you think for one second I’m giving that rag my readership or cash, you are sadly mistaken!)

* – yep, those green job companies are really kicking ass, huh?

Look, as I believe I’ve mentioned before, I don’t have a problem with the idea of alternative energy. I really don’t. I think this country’s “energy portfolio,” so to speak, should be as diversified as possible. Oil, natural gas, clean coal, nuclear, hydro, tidal, geo-thermal, solar, wind, hyrogen fuel-cell… bring it all on. Anything that reduces America’s dependency on foreign nations – especially scummy ones – and lowers my enerygy costs is something I’m all for.

However (and you knew that was coming, didn’t you?), the market needs to decide who’s going to succeed and who’s going to fail, not the government. Ask Spain. Every time the government tries to “level the playing field” with incentives and tax breaks and subsidies, we get the Chevy Volt, Seattle’s “Weatherize Every Building” program, and now Solyndra.

* – the shocking truth about electric cars.

* – “… we’re going to tax them out of business.” – Maxine Waters

Wait, so, Mrs. Waters, you’re admitting now that high taxes are bad for businesses?

* – “I can make a firm pledge.  Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.  Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes,” – President Obama, September 12, 2008

Uh-huh.

* – Warren Buffet: just the latest liberal hypocrite.

* – you can lump Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in with Buffett, btw.

* – did you know these things about Social Security?

* – nice piece by Godfather Politics debunking the idea that Jesus was a socialist.

* – why is the Postal Service almost on the verge of the equivalent of bankruptcy while UPS and FedEx appear to be doing just fine?

Hmm… could it be because labor costs account for 80% of the USPS’ money pie while it takes up only 53% of UPS’ and 32% of FedEx’s?

* – ah, those lovely, peaceful unions

* – can somebody please explain to me why the federal government is raiding Gibson (they make guitars) – and apparently only Gibson?

* – yes, if I were a member of Congress, I would vote for this.

* – I simply cannot emphasize enough how much I admire Bill Whittle:

* – Oh. My. God. How petty can you get? Are they gonna take their ball and go home next? Grow up!

* – should teacher salaries start at $60,000/year?

* – I may often appear to be somehow anti-teacher here, but believe, I am most assuredly not. Remember, I have a Master’s in Education. Once upon a time I aspired to be a teacher. As such, I found this to be a terrific article (thank you, Mrs. Chili, for posting it on your Facebook page).

* – you knew there’d be a nanny-state story in here somewhere, didn’t you?

* – oh, wait, look – more nanny-statism!

* – and more nanny-statism – this time defending drunken driving!

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Responses

  1. You put so many bullets of content here, that it is difficult to keep them straight and comment in a manner that makes sense!

    I will comment on the sexy dresser at work; I did not watch much of the clip, because it’s being slow on my computer today. You might not mind if a woman dresses that way in the workplace, and she may not mind either, but in a professional setting, she demeans herself. There’s a Barbie in my office building. She’s stacked, Amazonian, B-E-A-U-T-I-FUL girl. But, I just can’t imagine that she’s ever taken seriously because of the way she dresses (like a pole dancer on steroids, really). Of course, her “career” is probably doing just fine, because she’s been there a while and apparently no one has convinced her to tone it down.

    (I work in a software geek-hive. There’s no sexy here.)

    • From a strictly personal perspective, ‘Seester, as a heterosexual guy, I wouldn’t have a problem with a coworker who looked like that dressing like that.

      On a professional level, either as a superior or even as just a peer, I would. Not that long ago, as a matter of fact, when I was in a supervisorial (is that a word?) role, I asked a female coworker to button up her blouse a button or two or three. A protest started to form on her lips, I stopped her short, and said, “I don’t care if it was intentional or accidental. I just wanted to make you aware that it wasn’t acceptable in this workplace. Just button up a bit, and we’ll forget the conversation ever took place.”

      Even *I* have limits. 🙂

      • Not that I wouldn’t mind meeting your coworker, though, of course. Or at least seeing a picture. 🙂

  2. I get it; I just don’t understand the woman who would rather be *that* girl…


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