Saturday, January 8, 2011

Silly Sign

I took this picture while driving home the other day for a British friend who thought it was one of the most perfectly silly things he'd ever seen. I have to agree but then again the "Humped Zebra Crossing" sign at one of London's major railroad stations is pretty silly too.

Because I can

God Bless These Brave Muslims

Egypt's Muslims attend Coptic Christmas mass, serving as "human shields"

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Iron In The Blood

This is the first 15 minutes of a documentary about my brother-in-law (you can see my sister drop the f-bomb too). It's titled Iron in the Blood.

Iron in my blood from Keith Roberts on Vimeo.

Another Sham Article By AP

I guess the AP just doesn't like AZ.

2nd person denied Ariz. transplant coverage dies

Interestingly, it's in the 2nd to last paragraph (completely buried) that AZ had to cut back its medicare because of a loss of FEDERAL funding.
Brewer and Republican lawmakers want to drop approximately 250,000 people from AHCCCS enrollment because of the state's continuing budget troubles and the impending loss of federal stimulus funding that has propped up spending on the Medicaid program.

Arizona faces a projected $1.4 billion shortfall in its next state budget.

Brewer has said she will ask President Barack Obama's administration for a waiver permitting the enrollment reduction. The federal health care overhaul otherwise bars the enrollment reduction.
Additionally, it appears to only be happenstance that these two people died after this budget cut happened.
"A Phoenix-area man, Mark Price, died Nov. 28 of complications from preparation for a bone-marrow transplant that was to be privately funded. That funding was provided anonymously after The Associated Press and other media outlets reported that he was notified of two possible donors on Oct. 1, the same day the coverage was reduced."

Finally, they don't even know if the second person was even on medicaid.
"Contacted for comment on the latest death, Brewer spokeswoman Paul Senseman said the governor's office didn't have confirmation that the person was enrolled in the state Medicaid program, the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System".

In short, while all deaths are tragic if you are sick enough to need a transplant, then the odds of your dying are prety high to begin with. Claiming these budget cuts "caused" these deaths is a huge stretch and yet another example from the deceptive MSM.

If anything, this situation in Arizona is a glimpse of our future because it is more accurately an examle of the rationing that occurs when healthcare is financed via the government (medicare, medicaid, tricare, vet care). Get used to it or repeal.

More Junk Science

Study linking vaccine to autism was fraud This is truly despicable and a blow to legitimate scientists everywhere. For shame.

International Terror Alert Statuses

International Terror Alert Statuses
The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats, and have therefore raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved". Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross". The English have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940, when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from "Tiresome" to "A Bloody Nuisance". The last time the British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.
The Scots have raised their threat level from "Pissed Off" to "Let's get the Bastards". They don't have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.
The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from "Run" to "Hide". The only two higher levels in France are "Collaborate" and "Surrender". The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France's white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country's military capability.
Italy has increased the alert level from "Shout loudly and Excitedly" to "Elaborate Military Posturing". Two more levels remain: "Ineffective Combat Operations" and "Change Sides".
The Germans have increased their alert state from "Disdainful Arrogance" to "Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs". They also have two higher levels: "Invade a Neighbour" and "Lose".
Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels.
The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.
Americans meanwhile, and as usual, are carrying out pre-emptive strikes on all of their allies "just in case".
Canada doesn't have any alert levels.
New Zealand has raised its security levels - from "baaa" to "BAAAA". Due to continuing defense cutbacks, New Zealand has only one more level of escalation,
which is "I hope Australia will come and rescue us".
Australia, meanwhile, has raised its security level from "No worries" to "She'll be alright, mate". Three more escalation levels remain: "Crikey!", "I think we'll need to cancel the barbie this weekend" and "The barbie is cancelled". So far no situation has ever warranted use of the final escalation level.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Daily Round-Up 01-05

Holder MUST GO - Holder Uses New York Times to Tamper with New Black Panther Investigation


Boehner: ‘The People’s House’

Freshmen Bring Business Resumes

North Dakota may produce 700,000 barrels of oil per day by 2014-2017 and over 11 billion barrels of reserves

House GOP asks business for advice on regulations

Welcome to the ‘Cut and Grow Majority’

Rep. Darrell Issa: We’ll Investigate Pigford. If Issa does what he says he wants to do, then he's my new hero.

The Constitution: Binding, Not Sacred


Dave Barry’s 2010 Year in Review - It's funny because it's true.

Will it be RICO for the Rizzos?

Not gonna happen Soros, so go to hell - George Soros: Time For US To Get Used To New World Order

Moving Beyond Gloria & the Gals

If We Say It Is, It Is . . .

Actually, I can't tell if this is good or bad... Ahmadinejad Reportedly Slapped by Underling


Tea Party Already Changing Spending Culture in Washington

The Constitution: Binding, Not Sacred

Big Union/Leftie Groups 01-05

After Consistently Losing Elections, Unions Ask Feds for Help

Should There Be A Warning Label for Stupid?

Public Pension Rumblings

The UAW and Unionization by Ultimatum

Fighting Corruption 01-05

`Hell-Raising' LePage of Maine Vows to Cut Government Like Chris Christie

The New PJM ‘Transparency Project’: Questions for Our Readers

Rep. Darrell Issa: We’ll Investigate Pigford. If Issa does what he says he wants to do, then he's my new hero. AND Issa, House GOP Preparing Major Investigations of Obama Administration

More Loud Voices, Please

We’re Keeping Tabs Now: The GOP Lame Duck Scorecard. Nothing washes over anymore — we'll be watching every congressman's vote and holding them accountable. First: a lame duck wrap-up.

Congress Rediscovers the Constitution The House Republican majority has said it will require members to cite the specific authority for any bill they introduce.

Text of the Repeal Bill (Just two pages)

Media Bias 01-05

Ten underreported stories of 2010, plus one

MSNBC Chuck Todd doesn’t want GOP to investigate Obama

Opposing view on 'net neutrality': Unnecessary intervention

Today in Broadcast Regulation

In London, A Case Study In Opinionated Press

Friends With Benefits

MSNBC’S Mika Brzezinski Wonders “What’s Wrong With Social Justice?”

Holder Uses New York Times to Tamper with New Black Panther Investigation

Bad Politician Bad 01-05

President Obama Job Approval

Dog Bites Man - 111th Congress Averaged 25% Approval, Among Recent Lowest Pelosi has presided over least popular Congresses of past two decades

Obama was for keeping a debt ceiling before he was against it - Using the debt ceiling for a powerful message

Dysfunctional Duo's Undoing

Don't Be Fooled, Republicans Are Facing Big Challenges

Darrell Issa’s looming letters to the Obama administration

The size of government matters

Government by regulation. Shhh.

Chicago on the Potomac

Just Another Radical Obama Appointee. Cathy Davidson, nominated for the National Council on the Humanities, is another in a long line of highly questionable Obama appointees.

Here's to hoping - In House, new Republican majority plans to act fast to undo Obama's agenda

Please somebody stop him! - Obama Signs 35 New Laws Including Food Safety

One for the House The weird timing of the Democrats' "filibuster reform."

Obama Can't Count on Support in Senate

We’re Keeping Tabs Now: The GOP Lame Duck Scorecard. Nothing washes over anymore — we'll be watching every congressman's vote and holding them accountable. First: a lame duck wrap-up. And now you've been warned.

Democrats Pursuing a New "Nuclear Option" on Filibuster

How a Bill Really Becomes Law

Pelosi Saves Her Best For Last

Mayor Bloomberg’s Office Spearheaded Drive for Ground Zero Mosque, New Docs Show. Bloomberg is such a tool.

Energy Costs Cloud Obama’s Hopes for Political Turnaround

The Spaghetti Strategy: Advice to Republicans. A strategy to advance freedom by keeping President Obama and his radical appointees on the defensive

In Economic Woes 01-05

'Fair Trade'? Free Trade Is Fair Trade

When States Default: 2011, Meet 1841

Top Five Things Obama Has Done to Raise Gasoline Prices

Government by regulation. Shhh.

Why Did We Nationalize AIG? There's still no good answer why AIG got such different treatment than Goldman Sachs. It's not too late to undo some of the damage

State details foreclosure chaos

'Saving' the Housing Market

Fixing the economy the scientific way

See the Spending

Court Slams FDIC for Failing to Abide by FOIA Law in Judicial Watch Bailout Lawsuit

IRS dithers while prisoners file phony tax returns, collect millions in refunds

Is Obama Intentionally Damaging Our Economy?

Gosh I hope so - Can the Spending Be Stopped?

Battle Lines Form Over Government's Role House Republicans Draw Fire After Putting Transport Budgets on Notice, Presaging Tough Budget Fight

Voter Concern About Economy Hits Highest Level In Over Two Years

‘Earmarks’ to nowhere: States losing billions

Using the debt ceiling for a powerful message

Obamacare 01-05

Thomas Sowell - When time is money

We’re Voting to Repeal. And ‘You’re Welcome.’

The States Versus ObamaCare As new state attorneys general take office in the coming weeks, I expect an increase in the number of states challenging the law in court.

Keep Your Laws Off My Body

Obamacare Mess is Legacy of Democrats' Brief Moment of Power

Wisconsin Poised to Challenge Healthcare Law

This is a balanced examination of A First Look at Pawlentycare

Text of the Repeal Bill (Just two pages!)

Fingers crossed,not for much longer - Pelosi: We’d Have Passed ObamaCare Even If Everyone Was Happy With Their Health Coverage

Can Congress Make You Buy Broccoli? Can Congress force you to eat certain foods? To buy health insurance? So much for the 1970s mantra of "My body, my choice."

Rep. Eric Cantor submits a health care bill every member of Congress will be able to read

Don't Repeal and Replace, Repeal and Defund

Report: 'Death panel' provision out of Obama Medicare policy

Obamacare Stands in the Way of Growth

Obamacare Ends Construction of Doctor-Owned Hospitals

Obamacare: The End of the Beginning

Junk Science 01-05

Drilling Is Stalled Even After Ban Is Lifted

Apocalypse Then

Government by regulation. Shhh.

The Politicians Are Taking Away Our Light, so We Should Make Them Feel the Heat

Should There Be A Warning Label for Stupid?

The Environmental Protection Agency’s End-Run Around Democracy. The intent of the Clean Air Act needs to be manipulated beyond logic to believe the EPA has any authority to regulate CO2.

North Dakota may produce 700,000 barrels of oil per day by 2014-2017 and over 11 billion barrels of reserves

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Union Parallels Between US and UK

An article by my husband in the Washington Examinor titled Winter of Discontent. Enjoy.

Bad Gas

If you've been wondering my your mpg has dropped, blame ethanol which reduces engine efficiency. Oh, and expect your car's performance to drop some more because the fickin' frackin' EPA wants to increase the ethanol in current gas blends by 50%.

Oil refineries sue EPA over ethanol plan

And just how does burning corn (which uses more fuel to make than it produces) and lower vehicle efficiency help the environment? How?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Bill Quick's Predictions

All these seem plausible....

Happy New Year 2011!

1. Hillary will leave the Obama administration.

2. Attorney General Eric Holder will leave the Obama administration.

3. Germany will pull out of the Euro.

4. The Yen will collapse.

5. Sarah Palin will begin her run for the White House.

6. Mitt Romney will not.

7. Nor will Mike Huckabee.

8. The housing market will collapse again, and take several major financial institutions down with it this time.

9. California will experience what would be called “sovereign default” if it were an independent nation.

10. There will be an effort to recall Jerry Brown - from the left!

11. Major rioting will hit Los Angeles as the city, county, and state drastically scale back welfare programs at every level.

12. Mike Bloomberg will begin a run for the White House. Within three months he will end it.

13. The Supreme Court will strike down the individual mandate requirement of Obamacare after taking up the case on an expedited review basis, at the request of all sides.

14. The City and County of San Francisco will file for bankruptcy.

15. Gold will break $2000 an ounce.

16. There will be a successful “Black Swan” (who could possibly have imagined?) terrorist attack on the American heartland. The Obama administration will attempt to impose draconian new security measures. These will be rejected by Congress.

17. Obama’s personal popularity will sink below 40%. His job approval ratings will sink below 30%.

18. At some point, the House of Representatives’ approval ratings will be higher than President Obama’s.

19. Iran’s President Ahmajihadi will be assassinated.

20. North Korea’s current iteration of Dumb Leader will be replaced, not by his son, but by a military junta. Tensions in that part of the world will cool.

21. Militant Islamic terrorists will set off a nuke - in Russia.

Have a Happy New Year!

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-Bill Quick