Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Northeast loses 40% of House seats as people flee high-tax states

Northeast loses 40% of House seats as people flee high-tax states | WashingtonExaminer.com

The Northeast, once the nation’s political engine that produced presidents, House speakers and Senate giants including the late Edward M. Kennedy, is losing clout in Washington as citizens flee the high-tax region, according to experts worried about the trend.
The Census Bureau reports that population growth has shifted to the South and the result is that the 11 states that make up the Northeast are being bled dry of representation in Washington.
Critics blame rising taxes in states such as Massachusetts and Connecticut for limiting population growth in the Northeast to just 15 percent from 1983 to 2013, while the rest of the nation grew more than 41 percent.
The biggest impact comes in the loss of congressional representation.
Deep in a recent report, for example, the American Legislative Exchange Council tabulated how the drop in population relative to the rest of the nation cut the region’s power in Washington. While the states from Pennsylvania to Maine had 141 House members in 1950, they are down to 85 today, a drop of some 40 percent.
California and Texas combined have more House representatives..

“This result is one of the most dramatic demographic shifts in American history. This migration is shifting the power center of America right before our very eyes. The movement isn’t random or even about weather or resources. Economic freedom is the magnet and states ignore this force at their own peril,” said the report.

Report: Obama Has Missed over Half His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings

Report: Obama Has Missed over Half His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings

I suppose I'm beating a dead horse by pointing out the incompetence of the man.

Israeli PM Netanyahu Speaking at U.N. General Assembly [COMPLETE]

Karl vs. Earnest: How Can Obama Say Underestimating ISIS Was An Intelligence Failure When He Was Warned? | Video | RealClearPolitics

Karl vs. Earnest: How Can Obama Say Underestimating ISIS Was An Intelligence Failure When He Was Warned? | Video | RealClearPolitics

Deciphering The Terror Roster by Brit Hume

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Here are the 10,535 pages of Obama Care condensed to 4 sentences...

Here are the 10,535 pages of Obama Care condensed to 4 sentences...  
 As humorous as this sounds.....every last word of it is absolutely TRUE!
 1. In order to insure the uninsured, we first have to uninsure the insured.
 2. Next, we require the newly uninsured to be re-insured.
 3. To re-insure the newly uninsured, they are required to pay extra charges to be re-insured.
 4. The extra charges are required so that the original insured, who became uninsured, and
then became re-insured, can pay enough extra so that the original uninsured can be insured,
which will be free of charge to them.
 This, ladies and gentlemen, is called "redistribution of wealth" or, by its more common name, SOCIALISM.
HT:A via email

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Antarctic Sea Ice Level could Exceed Record of 7.7 Million Square Miles | The Westside Story

Antarctic Sea Ice Level could Exceed Record of 7.7 Million Square Miles | The Westside StoryAntarctica has set a new sea ice record, which is odd considering the global temperature is rising, though scientists said global warming is likely the reason for the increase. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSICD) said this week the sea ice extent already hit the record for the third straight year with a few weeks to spare.
Read the first sentence again... They must think we're stupid.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Karl Rove: Why a GOP Senate Majority Is Still in Doubt - WSJ

Karl Rove: Why a GOP Senate Majority Is Still in Doubt - WSJ

If the reps can't win this one they should consider disbanding the party.

The Old Jarhead: I'm Tired--some updates

The Old Jarhead: I'm Tired--some updates
I'm Tired--some updates
I’ll be 63 soon. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce, and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I’ve worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven’t called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn’t inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there’s no retirement in sight, and I’m tired. Very tired.
I’m tired of being told that I have to “spread the wealth around” to people who don’t have my work ethic. I’m tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy or stupid to earn it.
I’m tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to “keep people in their homes.” Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I’m willing to help. But if they bought McMansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the leftwing Congresscritters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them—with their own money.
I’m tired of being told how bad America is by leftwing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros and Hollywood entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities America offers. In thirty years, if they get their way, the United States will have the religious freedom and women’s rights of Saudi Arabia, the economy of Zimbabwe, the freedom of the press of China, the crime and violence of Mexico, the tolerance for Gay people of Iran, and the freedom of speech of Venezuela. Won’t multiculturalism be beautiful?
I’m tired of being told that Islam is a “Religion of Peace,” when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family “honor;” of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren’t “believers;” of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for “adultery;” of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur’an and Shari’a law tells them to.
I believe “a man should be judged by the content of his character, not by the color of his skin.” I’m tired of being told that “race doesn’t matter” in the post-racial world of President Obama, when it’s all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of US Senators from Illinois. I think it’s very cool that we have a black president and that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote the emancipation proclamation. I just wish the black president was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and less in an all-knowing government.
I’m tired of a news media that thinks Bush’s fundraising and inaugural expenses were obscene, but that think Obama’s, at triple the cost, were wonderful. That thinks Bush exercising daily was a waste of presidential time, but Obama exercising is a great example for the public to control weight and stress, that picked over every line of Bush’s military records, but never demanded that Kerry release his, that slammed Palin with two years as governor for being too inexperienced for VP, but touted Obama with three years as senator as potentially the best president ever.
Wonder why people are dropping their subscriptions or switching to Fox News? Get a clue. I didn’t vote for Bush in 2000, but the media and Kerry drove me to his camp in 2004.
I’m tired of being told that out of “tolerance for other cultures” we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and madrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in America, while no American group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love and tolerance.
I’m tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live in a two-bedroom apartment and carpool together five miles to our jobs. We also own a three-bedroom condo where our daughter and granddaughter live. Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore’s, and if you’re greener than Gore, you’re green enough.
I’m tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off? I don’t think Gay people choose to be Gay, but I damn sure think druggies chose to take drugs. And I’m tired of harassment from cool people treating me like a freak when I tell them I never tried marijuana. Update: People have written to tell me I'd have more sympathy if this was close to me. It is exactly having seen the destruction of alcoholism and heroin addiction in my own family that makes me pretty intolerant of people who are willing to destroy the people around them to indulge themselves.I’m tired of illegal aliens being called “undocumented workers,” especially the ones who aren’t working, but are living on welfare or crime. What’s next? Calling drug dealers, “Undocumented Pharmacists”? And, no, I’m not against Hispanics. Most of them are Catholic and it’s been a few hundred years since Catholics wanted to kill me for my religion. I’m willing to fast track for citizenship any Hispanic person who can speak English, doesn’t have a criminal record and who is self-supporting without family on welfare, or who serves honorably for three years in our military. Those are the citizens we need. Update: A few people have taken this to indicate some bias against Catholics, based on events 400 years ago. While I think they are either too touchy or fail to understand, I was only trying to say that I have zero problem with Catholics wanting to come to the US, but that I have great concerns about Muslims, as a good % of them do want to kill me, or force their religion and moral code on me.
I’m tired of latte liberals and journalists, who would never wear the uniform of the Republic themselves, or let their entitlement-handicapped kids near a recruiting station, trashing our military. They and their kids can sit at home, never having to make split-second decisions under life and death circumstances, and bad mouth better people than themselves. Do bad things happen in war? You bet. Do our troops sometimes misbehave? Sure. Does this compare with the atrocities that were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years—and still are? Not even close. So here’s the deal. I’ll let myself be subjected to all the humiliation and abuse that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo, and the critics can let themselves be subject to captivity by the Muslims who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, or the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon, or the Muslims who ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia, because the girls were Christian. Then we’ll compare notes. British and American soldiers are the only troops in history that civilians came to for help and handouts, instead of hiding from in fear. UPDATE: It has rightly been pointed out to me, several times, that I should have included Canadian, Australian and New Zealand troops here. My apologies for slighting these gallant allies of freedom.
I’m tired of people telling me that their party has a corner on virtue and the other party has a corner on corruption. Read the papers—bums are bi-partisan. And I’m tired of people telling me we need bi-partisanship. I live in Illinois, where the “Illinois Combine” of Democrats and Republicans has worked together harmoniously to loot the public for years. And I notice that the tax cheats in Obama’s cabinet are bi-partisan as well.
I’m tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I’m tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.
Speaking of poor, I’m tired of hearing people with air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars called poor. The majority of Americans didn’t have that in 1970, but we didn’t know we were “poor.” The poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing.
I’m real tired of people who don’t take responsibility for their lives and actions. I’m tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination, or big-whatever for their problems.
Yes, I’m damn tired. But I’m also glad to be 63. Because, mostly, I’m not going to get to see the world these people are making. I’m just sorry for my granddaughter.
Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts state senate. He blogs atwww.tartanmarine.blogspot.com Update: Someone attached a picture of Robert D. Hall, an actor, to some versions and forwarded it on, saying that I was on CSI. We are two different people, and I am not an actor--unless you count running for public office.
And to the folks who said I'm Old and should die and get out of the way, I have IPF, so will comply soon enough.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Daring Fireball: Apple Watch: Initial Thoughts and Observations

Daring Fireball: Apple Watch: Initial Thoughts and Observations

A long but well thought out article from a well respected man in the industry. Worth your time if you are at all curious about the Apple Watch.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Scottish Independence

If like me and even though like me you're half Scot, and you don't know what's going on over there. This is one funny way to find out.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

FiveThirtyEight’s Senate Forecast 58% R take the Senate, 42% Dems keep it.

FiveThirtyEight’s Senate Forecast | FiveThirtyEight
FiveThirtyEight’s election forecasting model combines hundreds of opinion polls with historical and demographic information to calculate odds for each Senate race. We estimate the probability that each party will win control of the Senate by running those odds through 100,000 simulations. The forecast is updated regularly. ...
Not quite meaningless but interesting none the less. There are enough close races to make this hard to call.

Willie's Views On Scottish Independence

Saturday, September 13, 2014

How 9/11 Was Displayed In Non-American Countries. This Is Eye-Opening. - 9GAG

How 9/11 Was Displayed In Non-American Countries. This Is Eye-Opening. - 9GAG

Nancy Pelosi: Civilization 'In Jeopardy' If GOP Takes Senate | The Daily Caller

Nancy Pelosi: Civilization 'In Jeopardy' If GOP Takes Senate | The Daily Caller 

... “It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate,” Pelosi told Maher. “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.” ...
She's 6 years older than me and that worries me. Will I be as nutty as her in 6 years...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Islamic Jihad digging new tunnels in Gaza (Courtesy: Memri)

So much for peace loving Gazians.

The Male Cycle

The Male Cycle  
When I was 14, I hoped that one day I would have a girlfriend with big tits.   When I was 16, I got a girlfriend with big tits, but there was nopassion, so I decided I needed a passionate girl with zest for life.   In college I dated a passionate girl, but she was too emotional.Everything was an emergency; she was a drama queen, cried all the timeand threatened suicide. So I decided I needed a girl with stability.   When I was 25, I found a very stable girl but she was boring. She wastotally predictable and never got excited about anything. Life becameso dull that I decided that I needed a girl with some excitement.   When I was 28, I found an exciting girl, but I couldn't keep up with her.She rushed from one thing to another, never settling on anything.She did mad impetuous things and made me miserable as often as happy.She was great fun initially and very energetic, but directionless. SoI decided to find a girl with some real ambition.   When I turned 30, I found a smart ambitious girl with her feet plantedfirmly on the ground, so I married her. She was so ambitious that shedivorced me and took everything I owned.   I am older and wiser now, and I am looking for a girl with big tits.


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

W.H. Doubles Down On Fact Checked Obama ISIS Spin

Spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin, spin = lies

Saturday, September 6, 2014


News from The Associated Press

He'll do it just after he loses the senate and more seats in the house but before the end of the year, before the new congress is sworn in.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Innocent people don't plead the fifth or lose emails. Obama is making Nixon look like a saint.

News from The Associated Press 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The IRS says it has lost emails from five more workers who are part of congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status.
The tax agency said in June that it could not locate an untold number of emails to and from Lois Lerner, who headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. The revelation set off a new round of investigations and congressional hearings.
On Friday, the IRS said it has also lost emails from five other employees related to the probe, including two agents who worked in a Cincinnati office processing applications for tax-exempt status.
The agency blamed computer crashes for the lost emails. In a statement, the IRS said it found no evidence that anyone deliberately destroyed evidence.

Illinois’ second largest district drops Michelle O’s menu after hummus is deemed too fatty! - EAGnews.org powered by Education Action Group Foundation, Inc.

Illinois’ second largest district drops Michelle O’s menu after hummus is deemed too fatty! - EAGnews.org powered by Education Action Group Foundation, Inc. 

... The tightened restrictions, intended to combat childhood obesity, have driven more than 1 million students away from school lunches and created over $1 billion per year in food waste since they were implemented in 2012. ...
Big mother strikes again... Typical.