Sunday, March 29, 2009

I feel safer knowing these dangerous women are off the street

Drug agents crack down on prostitution via Craigslist

OCALA - The ads on Craigslist.org feature alluring headlines like “Hot Hot Hot,” “You can have me all to yourself” and “Full Body Massage.”

Some of the ads, authorities say, are solicitations for legitimate area businesses offering dancing or massage therapy.

Others are not-so-subtle offers of prostitution

Marion County investigators on Friday announced that they arrested seven women who were offering sex for sale on Craigslist, joining an increasing number of police departments nationwide who are cracking down on prostitution on the popular Web site.

Capt. Lee Sullivan, head of the Marion County Multi-Agency Drug Enforcement Team, which conducted the sting, said officials launched the operation because they’d been receiving frequent complaints from citizens.

One of the complaints was from a woman who was angry because her husband, following a tryst with a prostitute advertising on Craigslist, brought home a sexually transmitted disease.


Why is the drug squad wasting time on this? Putting women out of work in a recession what are they thinking? They should be out earning revenue for the city by writing speeding tickets.

Have a ball

Oakdale Testicle Festival hits bull's-eye (well, not eye, really)

Christie Camarillo, executive director of the Oakdale Cowboy Museum, swears they're delicious.

"They kind of taste like chicken. I say it's between fried calamari and chicken liver," she said. "I've had them fixed all different ways, but you can't beat how the Rotarians do it."


Uh yeah.

United Kingdoms overburdened NHS may be saved!

'Dr Death' sells euthanasia kits in UK for £35

Testing kits that allow people to check the strength of drugs they have bought in order to commit suicide are to be sold in the UK by one of the world's leading advocates of euthanasia.

Dr Philip Nitschke, an Australian physician known as Dr Death for his enthusiastic promotion of a person's right to take his own life, believes the UK is a suitable place to run a trial of the kits, which he has been developing in his laboratory. But Nitschke's actions have revived concerns that healthy elderly and vulnerable people will end up killing themselves in the belief that they have become a burden to their families.


Screw it up and you may well wish you were dead when you wake up with that tube.

Now a public service message:

Coyotes from the hood?

Urban coyote attacks on rise, alarming residents

Thanks to suburban sprawl and a growth in numbers of both people and animals, a rash of coyote encounters has alarmed residents.

Wildlife officials are working to educate the public: Coyotes have always been here, they've adapted to urban landscapes and they prefer to avoid humans.

"Ninety-five percent of this problem is a human problem, and we really need to focus on that 95 percent to solve it," said Nicole Rosmarino, wildlife program director of the environmental group WildEarth Guardians.


Well Nicole the problem is they are getting used to humans and are obviously not frightened anymore. Luckily coyote hunting is fun and is open year round.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Meghan McCain on Twitter goes animated

One night last week while I was working Meghan posted on Twitter why she is a Republican.

Because I keep getting asked...... A few reasons why I consider myself a Republican: I believe in less taxes and less government spending

I'm not a libertarian because I believe in some government taxes and some government spending.

Government can be a force for good, so long as its well managed.

I believe in STRONG fiscal and national security or as I like to call it, good government done right

Even if I don't agree with every issue of the party, its the party I agree most with. And I believe with the right leader can flourish again

And that ladies and gentleman are just a few reasons why I consider myself a Republican!

But like I said, the label that best defines me (even though I hate labels) is a Progressive Republican, like a lot of you out there :-)

This party needs to get back to its roots and stop making social issues a focal point of the platform. As it says in The Declaration of

Independence "all men are created equal" and that means, everyone in this country is equal. Not "separate but equal", thats where I differ..

Hope everyone has a better understanding why I am someone who is proud to be a member of The Republican Party!


I think Meghan mistakes Libertarians for Anarchists. She sounds like a Libertarian Republican to me. But she is right about many things.

The Republican party is dieing. Dieing because they are loosing the younger vote and will continue unless they change course soon. Luckily for them younger voters are more pragmatic than their elders and are not as devoted to party. Both parties are failing us and we know it. The GOP social agenda is alienating the younger voters. Many of those in the GOP think they lost the last election because McCain was not "conservative" enough. They think if they trot out a hard right candidate in 2012 the base will show up to vote. This isn't rocket science the base always shows up to vote. Maybe after a humiliating defeat in 2012 the GOP will realize their mistake or maybe not.

Meanwhile from today's Twitter post Meghan goes animated.


WWF sponsors Earth Hour

Antarctica to Pyramids — lights dim for Earth Hour


Excuse me while I go look for some plastic bottles to burn.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

The economy is so bad now even bears are pole dancing!

New Obama spokesman Baghdad Bob

Doomsday 01/01/2011

GOP predicts doomsday if Obama budget passed

Congressional Republicans on Sunday predicted a doomsday scenario of crushing debt and eventual federal bankruptcy if President Barack Obama's massive spending blueprint wins passage.

But a White House adviser dismissed the negative assessments, saying she is "incredibly confident" that the president's policies will "do the job" for the economy.

In a TV interview, Obama himself laughed when discussing the dire state of parts of the economy — and ascribed his laughter to "gallows humor."

White House Council of Economic Advisers chairwoman Christina Romer insisted that the nation's flailing economy will be rebounding by 2010.


Regardless doomsday is still 01/01/2011. Why do you ask? Its the day the very first Baby Boomer turns 65 and can apply for full Social Security and Medicare. If we don't go bankrupt in 2010 it is still speeding down the track like a runaway train. Congress has chosen to ignore and will act surprised when their ponzi scheme goes bust.

Support single moms $1 at a time

More women needing cash go from jobless to topless

As a bartender and trainer at a national restaurant chain, Rebecca Brown earned a couple thousand dollars in a really good week. Now, as a dancer at Chicago's Pink Monkey gentleman's club, she makes almost that much in one good night.


I don't doubt it but you would think in rough economic times there would not be enough disposable income to go to the titty bar. Maybe there was a lawmakers convention in town.

Meanwhile practice at home for your new career with the Electra-Pole

Scary when you click on the store link it is out of stock due to unprecedented demand. Oh well enjoy the demo video.

Dance.

Spin.

Flip upside down. (Can't wait to see the first concussion roll through ER)



I want green power made in someone elses backyard says Feinstein

Feinstein seeks block solar power from desert land

California's Mojave Desert may seem ideally suited for solar energy production, but concern over what several proposed projects might do to the aesthetics of the region and its tortoise population is setting up a potential clash between conservationists and companies seeking to develop renewable energy.

Nineteen companies have submitted applications to build solar or wind facilities on a parcel of 500,000 desert acres, but Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Friday such development would violate the spirit of what conservationists had intended when they donated much of the land to the public.

Feinstein said Friday she intends to push legislation that would turn the land into a national monument, which would allow for existing uses to continue while preventing future development.


Sounds like a Kennedy.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton gets the last word

I'm sure you have read elsewhere about the famed moonshiners death to avoid prison. Well Popcorn gets the last word. Damn revenuers.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Humor

Obama on track to financial ruin in 2019

Obama administration "incorrect" about deficit estimates

From the National Taxpayers Union:

An AP article entitled "$1 trillion deficits seen for next 10 years" explains that:

* "Congressional Budget Office figures predict Obama's budget will produce $9.3 trillion worth of red ink over 2010-2019. That's $2.3 trillion worse than the White House predicted in its budget." Since economic forecasts have not worsened in the few weeks since the Adminstration made its proposal public, it means that they underestimated the debt they're piling on future generations by a full 30% with no excuse to be made about changing forecasts.

* "Worst of all, CBO says the deficit under Obama's policies would never go below 4 percent of the size of the economy, figures that economists agree are unsustainable. By the end of the decade, the deficit would exceed 5 percent of gross domestic product, a dangerously high level."

Nobody who has been paying attention is surprised by this news. But now that it's come from the CBO instead of from evil supporters of liberty and free markets, maybe the public and -- dare I say it -- Democratic legislators will start pushing back against the destruction of our nation's economy.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Evansville Gestapo setting up weekend checkpoint

Police send warning on weekend checkpoint

Make sure your papers are in order and you don't have any 3rd party candidate stickers on your car.

Heh

Spencer Co Indiana coal-to-gas plant back on?

Spencer County coal-to-gas plant gets boost from legislators

Good! I bet the Valley Watch has its panties in a bunch now.

Crotch sniffing NJ state Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling

NJ considers ban on bare-it-all 'Brazilian' wax

New Jersey is drawing the line when it comes to bikini waxing.

The state Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling is moving toward a ban on genital waxing after two women reported being injured in their quest for a smooth bikini line.


2 women out of how many that get them each year?


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Baby Boomers have failed and are taking us all down with them

Would you be outraged if you parents took out a million dollar loan, lived in excess the rest of their lives while only making interest payments leaving you the outstanding debt upon their deaths?

That is exactly what the Baby Boomers in control of Congress are doing with the national debt that now broke the 11 trillion dollar ceiling this week. The Obama budget if approved by Congress will more than double the debt to $23 trillion in 2019. None of them will live long enough to pay off the first $11 trillion much less the new debt.





I mustve dreamed a thousand dreams
Been haunted by a million screams
But I can hear the marching feet
Theyre moving into the street.

Now did you read the news today
They say the dangers gone away
But I can see the fires still alight
There burning into the night.

Theres too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Cant you see
This is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands were given
Use them and lets start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

Ooh superman where are you now
When everythings gone wrong somehow
The men of steel, the men of power
Are losing control by the hour.

This is the time
This is the place
So we look for the future
But theres not much love to go round
Tell me why, this is a land of confusion.

This is the world we live in
And these are the hands were given
Use them and lets start trying
To make it a place worth living in.

I remember long ago -
Ooh when the sun was shining
Yes and the stars were bright
All through the night
And the sound of your laughter
As I held you tight
So long ago -

I wont be coming home tonight
My generation will put it right
Were not just making promises
That we know, well never keep.

Too many men
Theres too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Cant you see
This is a land of confusion.

Now this is the world we live in
And these are the hands were given
Use them and lets start trying
To make it a place worth fighting for.

This is the world we live in
And these are the names were given
Stand up and lets start showing
Just where our lives are going to.


Well you didn't put it right you have made it worse.

Now a new generation needs to take control.

2nd Baby Boom ?

Baby boomlet: US births in 2007 break 1950s record

More babies were born in the United States in 2007 than any year in the nation's history, topping the peak during the baby boom 50 years earlier, federal researchers reported Wednesday.

There is both good and bad news from the more than 4.3 million births:

_The U.S. population is more than replacing itself, a healthy trend.

_However, the teen birth rate was up for the second year in a row.

The birth rate rose slightly for women of all ages, and births to unwed mothers reached an all-time high of about 40 percent, continuing a trend begun years ago. More than three-quarters of these women were 20 or older.


Hows that abstinence only education going?

Next logical question.

How many are born to illegal immigrants?

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Glenn Beck and the $165 million distraction



BTW great to see FOX News rerun Beck at 1am !

Change? No respect for the 4th Amendment

Via Wired: Obama Administration: Constitution Does Not Protect Cell-Site Records

The Obama administration says the Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures does not apply to cell-site information mobile phone carriers retain on their customers.

The position is being staked out in a little-noticed surveillance case pending before the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. The case has wide-ranging implications for Americans, as most citizens have or will carry a mobile phone in their lifespan.

At issue is whether the government can require federal judges to order mobile phone companies to release historical cell-tower information of a phone number without probable cause — the standard required for a search warrant. While judges have varied on the issue, the resulting evidence can be used in a criminal prosecution.


I'm sure the left will be outraged.

More NHS "Quality Care"

‘Third World’ NHS hospital may have killed 400

Receptionists were given responsibility for carrying out medical checks and patients were left screaming in pain for hours

Predator X > T-Rex ?

Fossil sea monster's bite makes T-Rex look feeble

A giant fossil sea monster found in the Arctic and known as "Predator X" had a bite that would make T-Rex look feeble, scientists said on Monday.

The 50 ft (15 meter) long Jurassic era marine reptile had a crushing 33,000 lbs (15 metric tons) per square inch bite force, the Natural History Museum of Oslo University said of the new find on the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard.

"With a skull that's more than 10 feet long you'd expect the bite to be powerful but this is off the scale," said Joern Hurum, an associate professor of vertebrate paleontology at the museum who led the international excavation in 2008.


More of a Megalodon fan myself.

Happy St Patricks Day!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Turtle Man doing too good a job?

Group wants fewer turtles harvested in Kentucky, other states

The Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity, joined by Kentucky Heartwood and two dozen other groups, has asked eight southern and midwestern states to end "unsustainable commercial harvests."

At least one commercial trapper works on Reelfoot Lake in Western Kentucky. There's also a trapper who specializes in removing turtles from stock farms in that part of the state.

Turtles can live for 100 years, but reproduce slowly. Removing just a few adults from a pond or stream can impact the turtle population for decades, the center said.


Green heads breed like cockroaches in my lake maybe the folks in Arizona should mind their own business.

Ya-Ya-Ya!

http://www.turtle-man.com/

Previously seen here: http://sithwest.blogspot.com/2008/12/turtle-man.html

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sith Army Knife

Whats with Louisiana and killing kids in clothes dryers?

Previously posted here in Jan was Harvey teen charged with killing baby; she put 5-month-old in dryer and turned it on

Now this hits the news: Louisiana jury finds woman guilty of killing 3-month old by putting him in clothes dryer

A Louisiana woman has been found guilty of killing her baby by putting him into a clothes dryer and turning the machine on.

A jury convicted Lakeisha Adams of second-degree murder Saturday for the death of her 3-month-old son, Jailand in December 2005. The local coroner's office said the child suffered blunt force trauma to his head as well as second and third degree burns on half of his body. The mother, who also had a 1-year-old child, was 18 at the time.

Police in the town of Bogalusa said Adams admitted putting the infant in the dryer and turning it on, but did not explain why.

Her lawyer asked jurors to find her not guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity. Adams is expected to be sentenced later this month


Hope they find a "special" cellmate for her.

3rd party supporters are terrorists to MO highway patrol?

Via Instapundit: Fusion center’ data draws fire over assertions
Politics, banners seen as suspect.


Titled “The Modern Militia Movement,” the report is dated Feb. 20 and designed to help police identify militia members or domestic terrorists. Red flags outlined in the document include political bumper stickers such as those for U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, talk of conspiracy theories such as the plan for a mega-highway from Canada to Mexico and possession of subversive literature.


Conspiracy theory? There are "Future I-69 Corridor" signs up and down the Western Kentucky Parkway last I checked.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_69_in_Kentucky

Neal, who has a Ron Paul bumper sticker on his car, said the next time he is pulled over by a police officer, he won’t know whether it’s because he was speeding or because of his political views.

“If a police officer is pulling me over with my family in the car and he sees a bumper sticker on my vehicle that has been specifically identified as one that an extremist would have in their vehicle, the guy is probably going to be pretty apprehensive and not thinking in a rational manner,” Neal said. “And this guy’s walking up to my vehicle with a gun.”


So your safe with an Obama or McCain sticker but get pulled over for speeding with a Ron Paul sticker and they are gonna do a felony stop with guns drawn?

New danger to Emergency Services

From Wired: Dangerous Japanese 'Detergent Suicide' Technique Creeps Into U.S.

A suicide technique that mixes household chemicals to produce a deadly hydrogen sulfide gas became a grisly fad in Japan last year. Now it's slowly seeping into the United States over the internet, according to emergency workers, who are alarmed at the potential for innocent causalities.

At least 500 Japanese men, women and children took their lives in the first half of 2008 by following instructions posted on Japanese websites, which describe how to mix bath sulfur with toilet bowl cleaner to create a poisonous gas. One site includes an application to calculate the correct portions of each ingredient based on room volume, along with a PDF download of a ready-made warning sign to alert neighbors and emergency workers to the deadly hazard.

The first sign that the technique was migrating to the United States came in August, when a 23-year-old California man was found dead in his car behind a Pasadena shopping center. The VW Beetle's doors were locked, the windows rolled up and a warning sign had been posted in one of the windows. Police and firefighters evacuated the shopping crew before a hazmat crew in chemical suits extracted the body and began cleaning up the grisly scene.

Then in December, emergency workers responding to a call at Lake Allatoona in Bartow County, Georgia, found a similar scene. Inside the car — along with the body — were two buckets containing a yellow substance. A note on the window said "Caution" and identified the chemical compound by name.

Nobody connected the cases until last month, when a Texas surgeon realized that a new and dangerous suicide method was making the rounds. Dr. Paul Pepe, chief of emergency medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, warned emergency workers that they could become innocent casualties of the technique if they're not careful. Other experts agree.


That is just crazy but if they were really sane would they be trying to kill themselves?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Obama Witnesses are coming to your house

Post-Rush: Obama's message war

The Obama grassroots network—now known as Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee—has launched an e-mail pledge drive on MyBarackObama.com in which supporters sign their e-mail address to the statement: “I support President Obama's bold approach for renewing America's economy.”

The pledge drive was announced with a video called “Ready for the Fight.” Plouffe e-mailed supporters over the weekend with a challenge labeled “The next few weeks”: “In the next few weeks we'll be asking you to do some of the same things we asked of you during the campaign—talking directly to people in your communities about the President's ideas for long-term prosperity.”

This is not an easy message war for Democrats. Obama's budget calls for the largest deficit in U.S. history and a doubling of the national debt to $23 trillion in 2019. That is a big, juicy target for the GOP, which plans to hit this theme relentlessly all spring.


Yes please stop by my house and convince me that doubling the national debt is a great idea. I can show you my new chainsaw.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Dillon Tactical Vehicle

The only option that would convince me to purchase another GM product

Meghan McCain vs Laura Ingraham

Lets see one looks like a woman and the other has an adams apple.

Obvious winner to me.

I would think the highly educated and obnoxious Laura Ingraham could find better ways to attack Meghan than her dress size. I guess like me saying Laura should know men shouldn't pick on young women like that.

Saw Meghan's Twitter posts last night but wasn't sure what it was about til today. Meghan is raising some valid points about the GOP and they better be paying attention or face another blood bath. Generation X and Y do not seem as partisan and simple minded as the Boomers before us. We are pragmatic and want problems solved no matter who does it. Those in office now are an epic failure and should be recycled at the earliest opportunity.

Can critical thinking be taught?

From the Christian Science Monitor

Are you a critical thinker?
Quality thought is vital. So why don’t schools foster it?


Some believe that critical thinking was once cultivated in schooling. But it is fair to ask if it has ever really been fostered in a meaningful way in mainstream schooling (and the standardized testing movement is only making it worse). Teachers, like students, live in a nonintellectual culture, one that, for the most part, neither values fair-minded critical thinking nor encourages it.

If we want to effectively deal with the tremendous problems we now face, we must begin teaching students to discipline their own thinking. Teachers must move beyond rote and merely active engagement, and work toward transforming how students reason through complex issues, to look beyond easy answers.
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As part of their reaccreditations, the University of Louisville and Eastern Kentucky University are both making concerted efforts to bring critical thinking across the curriculum.


Mention of 2 Kentucky Universities there but I wonder if that is not a little late in the game to try to teach critical thinking. First semester nursing school can certainly make short work of those that cannot critically think. I remember a lecture and lab on critical thinking skills and voicing my opinion that critical thinking could not be taught to that group. They either could do it or not. It probably could be taught but not in a day certainly and would be much easier if grade school taught the skills. Schools are not interested in students thinking just memorizing and obeying. Schools are run by politicians not teachers and politicians certainly do not want the public growing up to think it would endanger their reelections.

Do baby slings come in camo with kevlar inserts?

Transparency Fail

Via Wired: Obama Administration Declares Proposed IP Treaty a 'National Security' Secret


President Barack Obama came into office in January promising a new era of openness.

But now, like Bush before him, Obama is playing the national security card to hide details of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement being negotiated across the globe.
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If ratified, leaked documents posted on WikiLeaks and other comments suggest the proposed trade accord would criminalize peer-to-peer file sharing, subject iPods to border searches and allow internet service providers to monitor their customers' communications.

The Debt Star

AP: Chris Brown and Rihanna reportedly record 'sentimental' duet

A Pat Benatar remix?

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Another gun free zone shooting

1 dead in Ill. church shooting



MARYVILLE, Ill. – A hospital spokeswoman in a community in Illinois says one person has arrived dead from a church where a shooting reportedly occurred.

Natalie Head of Anderson Hospital in Maryville says two other people transferred from First Maryville Baptist Church were wounded in the suburb of St. Louis, Mo.

Illinois State Police Lt. Scott Compton confirms that there was a shooting in a Maryville church. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KDSK-TV Channel 5 of St. Louis say the shooting occurred at the First Baptist Church in Maryville.

The Post-Dispatch also says the suspected attacker is in custody.

Maryville is about 20 miles northeast of St. Louis.



I guess if you want to go on a rampage its a pretty safe place to be the only one armed.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Rand Paul to speak in Lexington 3/19/09

Kentucky Progress: Possible Senate candidate coming to Lexington

Hopefully we will learn more at that time.

Interesting article about the "Everyone Gets an Award Generation"


The millennial generation test
Will tough economic times dampen their sense of optimism and entitlement?


Many generations test their mettle in a crisis that defines them through the ages. The "Greatest Generation" had World War II. The baby boomers had Vietnam. Now the millennial generation -- the computer-savvy, coddled and cocky children of the 1980s -- may find that the current financial crisis is their crucible. If they survive it.


An interesting read about the next Generation coming of age.

A book returns

While looking for something else I ran across a book I first read around the time I was forming my own political identity Revolution X: A Survival Guide for Our Generation by Jon Cowan and Rob Nelson. While it is now very much out of date I think the sentiment behind their organization Lead or Leave is still timely as the national debt is staggering.

On a related note check out the age break down of the 111th Congress: List of current United States Senators by age and generation

GI Generation 1901–1924 4 4D, 0R
Silent Generation 1925–1942 35 16D, 1I, 1ID, 17 R
Boomer Generation 1943–1960 54 32D, 22R
Generation X 1961–1981 6 4D, 2R
Generation Y 1982–2001 0 0D, 0R

If my grandparents were still living it would worry me if they drove so why are we putting people of that age in office?

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Rand Paul thinking about running for Sen Bunnings seat?

From Kentucky Progress

Facebook group is here

Life returns to normal

13 days without power and just over a month without internet and cable. Now to just get caught up on what I missed.

Still waiting on Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear to ask for individual FEMA aid. I wont hold my breath he got his money for the state and local govt I am sure he is done.