Washington, D.C., had the dubious distinction of beating all 50 states to post the highest rates in the nation for the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. The District of Columbia had a Chlamydia rate of 1,177 cases per 100,000 people–almost three times the rate of its neighbors, Virginia (405) and Maryland (439). Mississippi was a distant second, at 728 cases per 100,000 people. By comparison, California’s rate was 407 cases per 100,000; New York came in at 458; New Mexico at 470; Utah at 377 and Maine’s rate was a mere 198 per 100,000. [And here we thought the biggest problem in Washington DC were the POLITICAL whores…ed]
Guess what? It turns out the Chinese are kind of curious about how President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform plans would impact America’s huge fiscal deficit. Government officials are using his Asian trip as an opportunity to ask the White House questions. Detailed questions. Boilerplate assurances that America won’t default on its debt or inflate the shortfall away are apparently not cutting it. Nor should they, when one owns nearly $2 trillion in assets denominated in the currency of a country about to double its national debt over the next decade. Nothing happening in Washington today should give Beijing any comfort or confidence about what may happen tomorrow. Healthcare reform was originally promoted as a way to “bend the curve” on escalating entitlement costs, the major part of which is financing Medicare and Medicaid. That is looking more and more like an overpromised deliverable. [Even the COMMUNIST Chinese don’t like the way this ObamaCare fraud smells. I wonder if it’s because we are in debt to that government to the tune of nearly a trillion dollars and they know this pig will cost us nearly double that over the next ten years?…ed]
Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman has “unconceded” in New York’s special House election after reports that the vote margin narrowed between him and Rep. Bill Owens (D). Hoffman conceded the race on Election Night after learning he trailed Owens by 5,335 votes. But the Syracuse Post-Standard reported last week that the margin had shrunk to 3,026 votes after recanvassing. Hoffman appeared on conservative commenatator Glenn Beck’s radio show this afternoon. Beck asked the him if he would “unconcede.” “Yes, if I knew this information at the election night, I would not have conceded,” Hoffman said. [Perhaps conservatives should stop this nice guy crap and yank a page out of the leftists’ playbook and start fighting like mad dogs for these seats when the numbers are this close…ed]
The Senate Armed Services Committee postponed its Monday briefing on the deadly Fort Hood massacre at the behest of the White House, despite calls from some lawmakers to press forward with a congressional investigation into the shooting rampage that killed 13 and wounded 29. An aide to committee chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., told Fox News that the meeting is delayed “at the request of the administration.” Army Secretary John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen George Casey were to have briefed committee members privately on the shooting. [What the hell ever happened to separation of powers in our government? Congress is representative of the people and Americans want to know why the Obama administration, despite enough red flags concerning this guy to make the Chinese jealous, didn’t do something to prevent this murdering muslim from killing 14 innocent people. Obama and his minions are simply buying time so as to spin this thing in a direction that points away from what really went down…ed]
Most Americans oppose President Obama’s decision to try accused Sept. 11 attacks mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four other suspected terrorists in a civilian court in Manhattan, according to a poll released today. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 51 percent opposed the decision, with just 29 percent favoring not to try the suspects in a military tribunal at the Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba where they are currently imprisoned. Nineteen percent said they were not sure whether it was the right decision or not, according to the survey. Meanwhile, the poll also found that only 30 percent of Americans said terrorists should be tried in US courts, while 54 percent favored military tribunals last year when the first such trial got under way at Guantanamo. [Polling indicates the American people know this trial is all about politics and they figured that out right quick…ed]
With Congress tied up over health reform — legislation whose initial, much-discussed goal was to extend health insurance to as many as 47 million uninsured Americans — this may be as good a time as any to propose another, less divisive reform. (SNIP) All that is required is a bipartisan, pro-constitutional bill to extend the Second Amendment’s protection of gun ownership to all Americans, whether they like it or not. Under such legislation — let’s call it the Gun Insurance Act of 2009 — every American would be required to buy some kind of gun. Those who cannot afford even the simplest weapon — say, those whose 2009 annual income is less than twice the federal poverty level — could be issued $500 vouchers that would be valid only at gun shops or gun shows, and would have to be used before the 2010 Census. [This writer may be tossing out a little tongue in cheek satire but it actually is a damn good idea if you think about it…ed]
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Steve Schmidt is a loser. That is not a smear but a documented fact. Schmidt managed the McCain for President campaign. McCain, as you will recall, lost to Barack Obama in the 2008 election. Schmidt and his candidate bungled the campaign so badly that an untested, smooth-talking, America-bashing dilettante now occupies the White House as Commander-in-Chief. Great job, guys! Like a diligent virus, Schmidt refuses to leave the body politic. He is back again to call Sarah Palin’s new book “total fiction.” Interesting. [Schmidt was an integral part of the plan and he knew exactly what he was doing during the last presidential campaign. His job was to make damn sure McCain was the Republican nominee and that he did not win the election. Mission accomplished…ed]
Wow, for somebody who’s supposed to be such a political joke, an Arctic ditz and eminently dismissable as a serious anything except maybe a stay-at-home hockey mom, Sarah Palin is sure drawing an awful lot of attention from Democrats and eager critics. The launch of her “Going Rogue” interviews Monday on “Oprah,” of her book today, of her on-air chat today with Rush Limbaugh at 10 a.m. Pacific and of her mid-America bus book tour Wednesday ignited a surprisingly large blizzard of derogatory Democrat dis-missives. Every few minutes another note from Democratic National Committee operatives and others dropped into electronic mailboxes across the media-verse, helpfully passing on even the tiniest tidbit of negative news about Palin. [Isn’t it fun to watch the leftists twist their panties into a wad over the lovely, smart and charming Sarah Palin?…ed]
Days after announcing another huge layoff, Al Gore’s Current TV referred to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a “Gun-Ho” and a “TWILF.” These disgraceful, sexually-charged epithets were part of an attack on prominent conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, and came in the form of a cartoon ironically titled “The Stupid Virus”: [The childish pigs on the left just can’t help themselves when it comes to Sarah Palin. They have no clue how to address the fact millions of Americans think this woman rocks so they have to drop down to the level of preteen boys. No wonder the liberal media is sucking balls so badly these days…ed]
With unemployment among blacks at more than 15 percent, the N.A.A.C.P. will join several other groups on Tuesday to call on President Obama to do more to create jobs. The organizations — including the A.F.L.-C.I.O. and the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group— will make clear that they believe the president’s $787 billion stimulus program has not gone far enough to fight unemployment. They will call for increased spending for schools and roads, billions of dollars in fiscal relief to state and local governments to forestall more layoffs and a direct government jobs program, “especially in distressed communities facing severe unemployment.” [Scrapping the cap and tax and government run healthcare crap, start drilling for domestic sources of energy, begin building nuclear power plants, cutting taxes and ending the assault on businesses by this administration will almost instantly result in the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs. Anyone with more than two firing neurons in their brains can figure this out. So what’s Obama’s excuse?…ed]
Congress recognizes no limits on its power. It doesn’t care about the Constitution, it doesn’t care about your inalienable rights. If this health care bill becomes law, America, life as you have known it, freedom as you have exercised it, and privacy as you have enjoyed it will cease to be. Last week the House of Representatives voted on a 2,000 page bill to give the federal government the power to micromanage the health care of every single American. The bill will raise your taxes, steal your freedom, invade your privacy, and ration your health care. (SNIP) We do not have two political parties in this country, America. We have one party; called the Big Government Party. The Republican wing likes deficits, war, and assaults on civil liberties. The Democratic wing likes wealth transfer, taxes, and assaults on commercial liberties. Both parties like power; and neither is interested in your freedoms. [The retired judge gives a sobering account of what is gonna happen if this ObamaCare pig ever makes it onto the president’s desk…ed]
The U.S. is headed toward “third-class status as a nation” because of the budget deficit, according to the senior Republican on the Senate Budget Committee. Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), in an interview on C-SPAN, said the biggest problem faced by the country is “the impending fiscal meltdown of our nation,” a risk he said is only exceeded by the risk of a terrorist attack using weapons of mass destruction. “We’re taking ourselves down the road to third-class status as a nation,” Gregg said in the interview, which focused on the pending healthcare debate in the Senate that is expected to start this week. [The Republicans have done their share of ramping up the deficit but this Obama administration and the Democrat controlled Congress have really gone over the cliff with their out of control spending. We’re screwed any way you look at it if we don’t get a grip of fiscal conservatives elected come 2010…ed]
Give the mainstream news media some credit: They have diligently dug into President Obama’s fanciful boasts of job creation. When Obama claimed earlier this month that his $787 billion economic stimulus package had “saved or created” 640,000 jobs, a dozen news organizations pounced. They soon highlighted some of the most egregious cases of sketchy job creation in about 20 states. From their reports, The Examiner has created an online interactive map for tracking exaggerated stimulus claims. So far, more than 75,000 jobs — exceeding 10 percent of the total — are either highly doubtful or clearly imaginary. In the coming weeks, we expect to add many thousands more to that total as other media organizations scrutinize stimulus grants in their areas. [Did this administration really think they could post up completely bogus “jobs created or saved” nonsense and we wouldn’t be able to discover it was all a bunch of crap? Hint to Obama, THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED FOR YOU ARE IDIOTS, the rest of us have been on to you from day one…ed]
While the military still is reeling and recovering from the massacre at Fort Hood, my wife, Gena, and I decided to boost the morale of military personnel by visiting the cadets at West Point and the wounded warriors at Brooke Army Medical Center, at Fort Sam Houston. Little did I know that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the shooter at Fort Hood, was hospitalized there. (SNIP) Then came a moment that would have been completely surreal if it had not been a staggering reality. As we were visiting the burn unit, we discovered that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the shooter at Fort Hood who murdered 13 and wounded another 30, was being treated in the same facility. To be honest, it made me sick to my stomach and sent shivers of disgust down my spine. [Chuck Norris would have saved lives and kicked this murdering muslim ass had he been at Fort Hood that fateful day. You don’t phuck with Chuck…ed]
For years, women have been taught to perform regular breast self-exams and those 40 and older told to undergo annual mammograms to detect breast cancer, a disease that kills about 40,000 people in the U.S. every year. Now, new guidelines released by an influential government-funded authority on screening offer this message: never mind. The new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines, published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, state that routine mammograms aren’t necessary for women of average cancer risk in their 40s, and that women between 50 and 74 years old don’t need to undergo mammograms more often than every other year. They also recommend that physicians abstain from teaching women how to examine their breasts for signs of cancer because of a lack of evidence that it is of any benefit. [Ladies, say hello to ObamaCare and to the future of what our healthcare system will look like with rationed medical services…ed]
Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., said Tuesday he has the votes to to defeat healthcare reform legislation if his abortion amendment is taken out, addng that he has mustered 10 to 20 anti-abortion-rights Democrats to reject a bill with weaker language, according to Roll Call. “They’re not going to take it out,” Stupak said on “Fox and Friends,” referring to Senate Democrats. “If they do, healthcare will not move forward.” (SNIP) “The majority has spoken. Most people agree — do not use public funds for abortion,” Stupak told Fox. “You’re not going to summarily start dismissing amendments which the majority of the House of Representatives wanted because some person, David Axelrod or someone, doesn’t like it.” [After this little tantrum I reckon Stupak will be getting the threatening phone call from the Chicago thug machine in the White House in 3…2…1…ed]
Although Mr. Felix D. Harris of Los Angeles ACORN told us he didn’t care about our prostitution business in regards to a housing loan, he drew the line when we spoke about the underage girls. Although he did not kick us out, he was the only employee in our nationwide ACORN child prostitution investigation who would not assist us. For his leadership, superior ethics, unwavering integrity, compassion for young women, and for serving as a shining beacon of inspiration for his fellow ACORN employees, I am honored to present Felix Harris, program director at ACORN Housing, with the humble award of ACORN EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR. [How about that, an ACORN employee sporting a modicum of morality!…ed]
Once again we see how clueless Democrats like Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Senator Dick Durbin are on matters of national security. With Barack Obama’s decision to treat the terrorists at Guantanamo Bay as if they are common American criminals, as the president bestows constitutional rights upon them, and with his decision to spread these monsters out across the U.S.A, we see Quinn and Durbin idiotically asserting that terrorists equal “good paying jobs.” These jobs might come from the sale to the federal government of the Thomson correctional facility in west central Illinois where Obama could send some 100 detainees in preparation of closing down the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba facilities. Obama is struggling to figure out what to do with these detainees after his hastily made, ill-informed decision last January to close down the terrorist detainment facility. [This “good paying jobs” crap the Democrats talk about really mean good paying “UNION” jobs and we all know who the unions support in elections…ed]
After meeting with members of the Byam Elementary School PTO, two mothers asking to put the holidays back into the school’s annual holiday gift shop say Byam isn’t budging. Kathryn McMillan and Kathleen Cullen, who both have children at Byam, asked school officials to allow all holiday items at the gift shop following a ban on Santa, candy canes, stockings, and all Christmas, Hanukkah and other “religious items.” But a meeting with some PTO parents on Thursday night grew heated as emotions got in the way. Red and green tissue paper to wrap presents was also crossed off the list because it looked too “Christmasy,” McMillan said. “One of the parents said, ‘If we allow Santa, what do we say if a child brings in a swastika? Do we allow that too?’ ” McMillan said. “All I could think of was, are you kidding? You’re comparing a Christmas ornament to a swastika? It seems as if reason is lost somewhere and I just hope we can find it again.” [This is the kind of stupid bullshit that happens with these left wing lunatics who have infested our educational system. When I was a kid we had all of the Christmas decorations you could imagine in our classrooms and we all turned out just fine…ed]
An overgrown lawn could cost a homeowner $1,000 a day. A plan to quadruple the penalty from the current maximum of $250 per day for a first violation is scheduled for consideration at Tuesday night’s town council meeting. A repeat violation by the same person would be boosted to $5,000 a day maximum from $500 per day. If the code enforcement board finds that the violation is irreversible — the unapproved removal of an historic tree, for example — the violator would face a maximum fine of $15,000. The current maximum penalty is $5,000. “That’s outrageous,” said Stefan Harzen, a member of the property owners association for the Woodland Estates neighborhood. Increasing the fines will not result in prettier neighborhoods, he said. “This is an easy way for the town to get more money,” Harzen said. [As money becomes scarcer for cities across America expect to see more of this type of lunacy…ed]
Quote of the day.
Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.
-James Madison. Our founding fathers were amazingly prophetic.