Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How to Handle Your Next TSA Groping

Step 1: Opt out of stupid ineffectual pornographic radiation bath...I mean "full body scan".

Step 2: When receiving your Government Mandated Free Groping, perform the following maneuver. Man or woman, it doesn't matter, have fun with it - the louder and more over the top, (and men, if you can put on a lisp, go for it,) the better!

There is absolutely NOTHING a weak, ineffectual, impotent, loser Government Employee hates MORE than being made to look like the total trash heap that he/she is. NOTHING.

Disclaimer - I take NO responsibility for any reactions you may receive for trying this approach in a security line, to include (but not limited to):

The Federal Government Speaks

Terrorists, Lions, and Bears, oh my!

Been looking for this clip for a while. Very apropos don't you think?

Is that you John Wayne? Or perhaps it's Pelosi, Reid and Obama....

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Johnny Edge - Touch My Junk and Go To Jail

Threatened with $10,000 in CIVIL FINES for refusing to submit to TSA groping at the airport.

Much like gun control, it's not about safety, it's about control.

Before I go on, I would like to remind you of what modern airport security actually is in places where the lovely naked body scanners are installed. You have a choice:

  1. Submit to an XRay scan of your body that generates images that are detailed enough that a TSA Agent was fired for punching out his boss after repeated jokes about the size of his genitalia.
  2. Submit to a TSA agent, who may or may not be of the same sex (not that that makes it any better), squeezing your breasts (ladies) and/or genetalia with their fingers.

The advertised point of TSA and airport security is to make sure that air travel is "safe". Despite the fact that most TSA screening is shutting the barn door after the horse is out, if you decide you don't want to be screened, you just leave the airport right?


The link above has an account from San Diego where, after the potential passenger decided he didn't need a pervert TSA agent squeezing his balls to make sure he hadn't packed C4 in his sack, he was told he could get a refund and leave the airport.

Except according to the TSA, he really couldn't. You see, once you start screening, the TSA has decided that they OWN YOU. You are not allowed to leave the screening checkpoint without being sexually assaulted or paying $10,000 in fines in a civil court. Even getting a refund on your ticket and trying to leave the airport is unacceptable - you lost your Constitutional Rights the minute you entered that security line.

So ask yourself, what does this make TSA Checkpoints?

Nothing more than an excuse to sexually molest men, women, and children for perverted Government paid sexual deviants.

You want an eye opener - Google TSA Abuses.

How can you help?
Join a We Won't Fly protest at the airport near you.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Farewell to the Wicked Witch of the West

Bye bye Pelosi. You will "speak" for the House no more. May a House drop on you on your way off the podium.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Muslim Cleric Calls for Beheading of Dutch Politician

Ahh yes, another glorious proclamation from the "Religion of Peace".

Muslim cleric calls for beheading of Dutch politician

The Sydney-born Muhammad has gained notoriety for, among other things, calling on young children to be radicalized and blaming rape victims for their own attacks.

The paper posted an English-language audio clip in which he refers to Wilders as "this Satan, this devil, this politician in Holland" and explains that anyone who talks about Islam like Wilders does should be executed by beheading.

Modern Islam is a scourge and a sore upon the face of this planet. While it originally probably was about peace and goodness, it has been hijacked by violent elements that use it for the subjugation of women and the complete control and oppression of hundreds of millions of people.

There is very little that is good about modern Islam as practiced by these radicals.

How Long Did YOU Work for the Federal Government This Year?

Happy Friday - Now F*** You! (Love, the FedGov) - Part 2

This one snuck by me, however, it bears repeating.

August 21st.

What's important about that day? From January 1st, until August 21st of this year, EVERY penny YOU made went towards funding the Federal and State Governments. Every last dime. That's what it takes these days to fund the travesty that is Washington D.C.

See the methodology and a State by State breakdown here: August 19, 2010 - Cost of Government Day Has Arrived!

Do you realize that at the time of the founding of this Nation, you didn't pay income tax, you didn't pay property tax - you actually OWNED that which you made and purchased. Your land was yours, it wasn't to be taken away from you simply for refusing to pay the lease payments on it.

While I will cede the point that some amount of taxation is necessary, how can we possibly agree that we must work the majority of the year simply to settle with the various forms of Government??? This truly is tyranny. It's far past time to get the Government out of our lives.

The Largest Tax Hike in History

Happy Friday - Now F*** You! (Love, the FedGov) - Part 1

120 Days to Go Until the Largest Tax Hikes in History

I'd just like to thank the idiot Democrats in Congress for making sure that the economy is stimulated by making sure that even more of what EVERY taxpayer makes goes not into their pockets, where it can support their family, but into Government, where it can be wasted by a bunch of chimpanzees with no impulse control.

From the article:
First Wave: Expiration of 2001 and 2003 Tax Relief

In 2001 and 2003, the GOP Congress enacted several tax cuts for investors, small business owners, and families. These will all expire on January 1, 2011:

Personal income tax rates will rise. The top income tax rate will rise from 35 to 39.6 percent (this is also the rate at which two-thirds of small business profits are taxed). The lowest rate will rise from 10 to 15 percent. All the rates in between will also rise. Itemized deductions and personal exemptions will again phase out, which has the same mathematical effect as higher marginal tax rates. The full list of marginal rate hikes is below:

- The 10% bracket rises to an expanded 15%

- The 25% bracket rises to 28%

- The 28% bracket rises to 31%

- The 33% bracket rises to 36%

- The 35% bracket rises to 39.6%

Get that? If you pay any Federal Income tax AT ALL, your taxes are going up. Remember the Idiot in Chief while he was campaigning?

That's called a bald-faced lie, and every one of you who voted for him is complicit in this travesty.

Then there is Pelosi:

So how do you square that Pelosi? You're a traitor and a liar.

Read the entire article linked above. Between Obamacare, expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts, the complete failure of Congress to address inflation with the Alternative Minimum Tax, upping it's draconian application from 2mil to 28mil families this year, the Federal Government is an epic train wreck. Great job CONgress, now **** off.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Karl Denninger Takes on Education

Two words Mr. Denninger. Right On.

Denninger takes on the Education establishment (racket?) with an excellently written and researched post.

If you're a teacher or other "educator" and tell me this can't be done, I'll take you on. You sign over to a company I set up the total amount you get from the state for each kid, I'll run the place as noted above, and I get to keep the excess funds (that's called "profit", which is my motive to do it.) I have only one condition - I get written into law protection against unionization, just as you have your unions, I'm going to be free from them. And I get to set my own school policies with regard to instruction, qualification to teach and discipline, consistent with state law (that is, the staff cannot assault the students, obviously.) This is part of the experiment - the place runs exactly as above with no interference - including interference by organized labor and other socialist bull****.

If, five years hence, I don't beat the pants off your school district's academic achievement on balance, as determined by nationalized standard testing (E.g. ACT or SAT scores for High Schoolers - not state-specific ones that a school can teach to) I'll give all the profit I earned doing it back to the state and you can declare victory. If I can't outperform you I don't deserve a nickel for my five years of labor, and I won't keep it. We'll write into the contract.

But if I do beat your academic achievement, you, and every one of the employees in your school, is fired, the district buildings and land are sold off to private interests, the money that is no longer going to be wasted is returned to the taxpayers in the county, and your pension funds and all other forms of deferred cost that you and your cronies stole from the taxpayers for your sub-standard and ridiculously overpriced underperformance are returned to the people as unearned plunder.

The entire article, including numbers and arguments to support his conclusion above, is available at this link. I'd support this approach in Texas in an instant. It's about time we started applying the scientific method to our Governance. It's obvious the current system is NOT working.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Social Security is 75, and it Needs to be Put Out of Its Misery

Social Security turns (turned?) 75 this week! Let's see what we have to show for it:


Yup, that's right. That program that was supposed to be optional, 1% of your income, with funds held aside to guarantee that you'd be repaid, is broke. CONgress spent all of it - every last dime. Much like Madoff, as new funds are coming in from current payers, they're being immediately sent to folks who are payees, because those folks' money was spent by the Government to keep up the wonderful utopian mirage of Progressive Socialism.

And here we sit. Each paycheck I get has 7% taken out of it, with jailtime or summary execution by Federal SWAT team awaiting me if I refuse to pay it, and I know with absolutely certainty that I'll likely never see a dime of the money I'm paying into it. That 7%, which could be used to invest in an account I CONTROL, which could be kept safe from the idiots in Washington that think that they're entitled to EVERYTHING you own, is sent to a group of people that piss it away on such high-minded activities as funding cocaine addiction studies on monkeys.

Need some fun analysis? Try this article from the Market Ticker: Revoke Krugman's PhD

That so-called "trust fund" is a fraud. It does not exist.

Here's what actually happens (and Krugman knows this, which makes him a damned liar besides):

  • Your tax dollars go to Treasury.
  • Treasury keeps them and issues "special" Treasury bonds to the Social Security "trust fund."
  • Treasury counts these tax receipts against the federal deficit, making it look (much, until the last year) smaller than it really is.

Note the slight-of-hand here. Social Security gets an alleged "bond" but they can't sell it to anyone but the Treasury. That is, legally it is an IOU, not a bond. A bond can be marketed in the open market to anyone who is willing to buy, for whatever they're willing to pay. These are unmarketable (intentionally) and thus can only be redeemed in one place - at Treasury.

The problem is that Treasury spent the money and thus doesn't have anything with which to redeem the IOUs!

So in order to redeem these alleged "bonds" Treasury will have to sell more bonds - this time to the general public (foreign governments, people, etc) who have actual capital surplus, because Treasury doesn't - it blew that surplus on social spending programs right here and now.

This is similar to you coming to me with $100,000 and I "promise" to hold on to it for you and keep it "safe." I give you a promissory note to this effect. But I never hold the funds - I immediately go blow them on hookers, coke and limousines. You now have a bunch of IOUs, and I have no money.

Now perhaps I can manage to sell someone else some bonds when you come to redeem those IOUs. Perhaps. But what is unmistakable and true is that the money you allegedly "deposited" with me was immediately dissipated, not invested, saved, held or secured.

This little scheme seems to work just fine provided that each year the Social Security system takes in more than it spends on benefits - that is, so long as the file cabinet full of IOUs continues to get bigger. Treasury gets the appearance of "Free Money", Social Security is able to pay benefits, nobody's the wiser.

But it's a scam, because in point of fact the so-called "Special Bonds" are nothing more than a bare promise to pay and the asset against which they were issued (tax receipts) was instantly dissipated!

The Baby Boomers are retiring, and there's nowhere near enough of us younger folks to keep this program solvent. "The Government will just cover the difference!" you say. Bull. We're currently spending $1.4 TRILLION MORE THAN WE MAKE. That is, the U.S. brings in around $2 trillion in revenues each year, and is currently spending $3.4 trillion. All of that money is coming in the form of a printing press from Treasury, or foreign investment - at the moment, Chinese funds.

"Well, the Government is aware of the problem and they're going to do something to fix it!" Wrong again. Check out this little gem (and it's a talking point for sure - I heard the exact same phrase from DemocRAT after DemocRAT on the news yesterday):

Social security at 75: don't mess with success (Rep. Sander Levin)

From that article:
Seventy-five years ago this month, President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. By any yardstick, Social Security has been the most successful domestic program in our nation's history, lifting millions of seniors out of poverty. Through good times and bad, American workers and their families have been able to rely on Social Security to provide guaranteed protection against the loss of earnings due to retirement, disability, or death.

This mental midget then goes forward with his talking point arguments of "had we allowed people to privatize Social Security and invest it in the stock market, they'd be broke right now". What tripe. Yes, the market goes up and down. Yes, you can lose money. However, Social Security pays around 1%. That doesn't even cover the massive inflation we have seen over the last 75 years, no where close. Having money in Social Security means you've LOST a significant portion of your "investment". I can get a better rate of return with that money in a Savings Account at a local bank that is insured by the FDIC.

Privatization doesn't mean you HAVE to invest your Social Security in risky equities, but it gives you the option of managing your OWN money. Personal accountability. Oops, can't have that - just let your betters in Government handle that for you - you can't be trusted with your own assets. Just give them to us so we can spend every last penny on bull$!@#.

It's far past time to stop this madness. Do away with the system. Every day Americans dump in good money after bad, and most of us will never see a dime. Robbing us to pay for the actions of politicians we were too young to even vote for isn't the answer - especially when we're all pretty sure that we won't ever see a dime of what we put in come back to us. How are we supposed to secure our retirement if we're told that we must pay for yours?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Body Mass Index - Now Required by Federal Government

Obesity Rating for Every American Must Be Included in Stimulus-Mandated Electronic Health Records, Says HHS

New federal regulations issued this week stipulate that the electronic health records--that all Americans are supposed to have by 2014 under the terms of the stimulus law that President Barack Obama signed last year--must record not only the traditional measures of height and weight, but also the Body Mass Index: a measure of obesity.

The obesity-rating regulation states that every American's electronic health record must: “Calculate body mass index. Automatically calculate and display body mass index (BMI) based on a patient’s height and weight.”

Lovely. Those of you who are serious about weight lifting take note - muscle weighs more than fat. It's possible that even though you are incredibly in shape, you'll be flagged as "obese". From a site with a BMI calculator:
Although BMI can be used for most men and women, it does have some limits:

* It may overestimate body fat in athletes and others who have a muscular build.
* It may underestimate body fat in older persons and others who have lost muscle.

The article also states that the health records will be available on the national exchange. Good luck getting insured (while there are still insurance companies other than the retards (and yes, I do mean retards Ms. Palin) in Washington.

Under the stimulus law, health care providers--including doctors and hospitals--must establish "meaningful use" of EHRs by 2014 in order to qualify for federal subsidies. After that, they will be subjected to penalties in the form of diminished Medicare and Medicaid payments for not establishing "meaningful use" of EHRs.

Doctors - this one is really simple. Stop accepting insurance. Stop accepting Medicare/Medicaid. Go back to directly seeing a local pool of patients who will pay you directly for your services. Drop your prices to something that will be in accordance with running a profitable and successful business, without being ripped off by the Feds and the Insurance Companies.

Screw the Washington Bureaucrats. Let them stew in the cesspool that is D.C, trying to get blood from the bankrupt stones that are many of the Liberal states, and lets get some 10th Amendment assertions and secessions going here folks. I'm tired of this crap.

Monday, July 12, 2010

I'm a racist, you're a racist, he's a racist, she's a racist...

NAACP Considers Condemning Tea Party for 'Racism'

Considers it? Hah, Tea Partiers have been branded as racists since they emerged during the Healthcare "debate".

Whatever, go ahead. We're WAY past labels at this point.

Hey, by the way, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Who's the bigot now???

Friday, May 21, 2010

Governor Jan Brewer - Obama, Do Your Job

A long watch, but worth it.

I'm liking Governor Brewer a lot more, with the various bills she's been signing, I *almost* regret leaving AZ.

Remember, the folks that are the most upset about this, other than the illegals of course, are the folks that don't believe in borders. Those folks that would like to invite anyone, regardless of criminal background, regardless of their ability to contribute to our country (and therefore help to pay for the entitlement programs they will enjoy), and most of all, people that actually WANT to become Americans, not Mexicans living in America.

You're an illegal? You don't want to get arrested in AZ? Don't do anything to draw the attention of the Police, such as speed, rob, burgle, etc. Don't like it? Get the **** out until you've gone through the time honored legal process of getting your citizenship.

Keep giving 'em hell Gov!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Make the Mojave Cross Permanent

Authorities Say Mojave Desert Replacement Memorial Cross Must Come Down

Since apparently it's ok to settle a score after you lose the decision of the Supreme Court by removing that which offends you, I have a suggestion for the people that used to maintain the cross.

Get a large jackhammer and etch a cross into the rock. Make it as large as possible, and nice and deep. Make sure no matter what happens that it's always there.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hey Obama, About Those "Tax Cuts" and "Bi-Partisanship"

Obama Renews Call for Bipartisanship, Takes Jab at Tea Partiers

"I've been a little amused over the last couple of days where people have been having these rallies about taxes," the president said, noting the numerous tax cuts pushed by his administration. "You would think they'd be saying thank you."

Hey jackass, "cutting" my taxes just enough to buy a Whopper each month, all the while allowing for a monetary policy that is pushing commodities, including oil, higher, and passing a "Healthcare Reform" that in reality will COST me money (and possibly my job), and you want me to thank you??

I've got a different gesture for that:

You want Bi-Partisanship? You can start by resigning. Then, and only then, will we come to the table.

FBI Able to Read Emails Stored on Servers

Yahoo, Feds Battle over E-Mail Privacy

The legal dust-up, unsealed late Tuesday, concerns a 1986 law that already allows the government to obtain a suspect’s e-mail from an ISP or webmail provider without a probable-cause warrant, once it’s been stored for 180 days or more. The government now contends it can get e-mail under 180-days old if that e-mail has been read by the owner, and the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment protections don’t apply.

Yahoo is challenging the government’s position and defying a court order to turn over some customer e-mail to the feds. Google, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Center for Democracy & Technology and other groups late Tuesday told the federal judge presiding over the case that accessing e-mail under 180 days old requires a valid warrant under the Fourth Amendment, regardless of whether it has been read.

“The government says the Fourth Amendment does not protect these e-mails,” Kevin Bankston, an EFF lawyer, said in a telephone interview Wednesday. “What we’re talking about is archives of our personal correspondence that they would need a warrant to get from your computer but not from the server.”

I learn something new every day. Sometimes, I wish I didn't.

Quick note to my fellow Threepers - if you're in the habit of keeping communications on a server such as GMail or Yahoo, Hotmail, etc, be aware that someone without a warrant might be watching.

Of course, none of you would put anything that might incriminate you into email now would you? OpSec and CommSec friends.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Stance on Healthcare

Longtime lurker Cheddar (and you're welcome to lurk, I encourage it!), an always good questioner of my rants, asked on this post:
Would health care be so bad if it were provided to only citizens and immigrants (please don't confuse immigrants with aliens).

The short answer is "yes", because we *still* can't afford it.

This isn't about "pre-existing conditions". There are two issues with that:
  1. If you as a person were able to get a tax deduction for paying your own healthcare, we wouldn't have the problem where you lose your coverage every time you changed jobs. The Government and its regulations CREATED pre-existing condition issues by only allowing businesses to receive credits for insuring employees' health.

  2. You can't wreck your car, and call Allstate the next day and demand insurance can you? Why not? Because the premiums you DID NOT pay over the last 5 years CAN NOT ensure that Allstate can afford your coverage. You understand that what this idiotic law has done is ring the death knell for private health insurance? No one can be profitable in that situation - not without tripling, quadrupling, or MORE the premiums of anyone stupid enough to continue paying for healthcare.

This isn't about who gets it. Ultimately (and Mark Levin has proved a number of times), we're talking about less than 20mil people that "need" healthcare - the rest are foreigners, wealthy folks (making more than $75k a year) that choose not to carry coverage, and also younger folks who are generally healthy and don't feel they need insurance.

This IS about NOT reforming medical tort laws, where Doctors must still pay exorbitant amounts of money to cover frivolous malpractice lawsuits, and order all manner of extra and unnecessary tests to try and prevent same, increasing the costs to insurance companies.

This IS about a Nation that somehow believes that they deserve the latest, most expensive treatment that has a low success rate, even if they can't afford it. I'm sorry, but if you can't pay for a plan that can cover it, you don't deserve the latest in whizbang tests and surgeries.

This IS about not having to wait four or more months for cancer tests, MRIs, etc. This IS about not having to ration care because people overuse the system since...after all, it's free!
This IS about not losing many of your Doctors because, shock, they don't feel like putting up many thousands of dollars only to be told they make too much and should work for peanuts.

Here is basic human behavior as I channel Joe and Jane Everyman:
If my choice (after my company drops my insurance plan because the premiums just doubled - and THEY ALREADY ARE DOUBLING), is to pay $1k a month (or more!) for health insurance (and I have always kept myself covered up until now), or to save $12k up (12 months, $1k saved per month by not enrolling in Obamacare), pay the fine for not having coverage at the end of the year ($2k), and if anything happens in the mean time, fuck it, I'll go DEMAND coverage since they can't turn me down for pre-existing conditions, what do you think I (and 99.5% of the rest of the country) is going to go do?

And when we all drop our plans (after our employers drop them as well), and start showing up demanding coverage all of a sudden when we get cancer, break something, have a heart attack, etc, what's going to happen to Insurance Companies - right, out of business. That'll just leave Uncle Sam to take care of it. Just like they took care of Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, the Post Office, etc. etc. etc.

Please read the articles I've linked. They're not about politics, they're about simple economics, human behavior, and basic math.

Healthcare as it stood before this bill was DEFINITELY broken - no one disputes that. What this new law has done, though, is put Government in charge of the broken system because somehow (and they NEVER EVER EVER EVER HAVE IN THE PAST), they're going to lower costs, increase coverage, and improve services.

That'll be the day.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Obamacare - A Synopsis of Fail by Karl Denninger

All of this is required reading. It passes the smell test (hell, it even passes the common sense test).

To put it succinctly, we're fucked.

Karl Denninger:
If Health Care Is A Human Right...

... then why is it that the Chinese who make all our cheap plastic trash that we allow to be imported here without tariffs don't get it?

And... shouldn't we impose tariffs that add up to the cost of said health care - a "Congressionally acceptable package" costing $15,000 a year per worker - to everything that is imported from China until they do?

After all, if it's a human right, it doesn't begin and end at our borders, right?

Just an inconvenient little question for Madame Pelosi....

Health Care: Arbitrage Obama And The Dems

It's Gonna Be Like Christmas! (Health Care)

That Didn't Take Long

Please read 'em all and understand just what the National Socialists have accomplished.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

What Could Go Wrong? Hacker Disables 100 Vehicles

Hacker Disables More Than 100 Cars Remotely

More than 100 drivers in Austin, Texas found their cars disabled or the horns honking out of control, after an intruder ran amok in a web-based vehicle-immobilization system normally used to get the attention of consumers delinquent in their auto payments.

Police with Austin’s High Tech Crime Unit on Wednesday arrested 20-year-old Omar Ramos-Lopez, a former Texas Auto Center employee who was laid off last month, and allegedly sought revenge by bricking the cars sold from the dealership’s four Austin-area lots.

Ahh, so often we hear the old "well, they'll only use [insert stupid people controlling device here] if you're doing something wrong!!"

Look, any system, whether it's a web cam in your kid's school issued laptop computer, the cell phone in their pocket, or a system such as OnStar being used to wiretap your car, systems such as this can be, and are, abused.

We seem to allow the Government and others to do things to us because technology allows them to. Little thought is given by the sheep as to how those systems might be abused, rather, they bleat about how it will make them safer and then go about their daily business.

The next time you hear about the latest and greatest convenience system, give a thought to how that system might be abused or exploited.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Denninger - A Very Serious Warning to Nancy Pelosi

Every time I think I've managed to adequately convey my feelings on the latest travesty or tyranny to come out of our "betters" in Washington, Denninger goes and states the case in far more elegant, informed and dire terms.

I'll remind you, Karl Denninger is not a Threeper, a Truther, a Birther, or even a Tea Partier so far as I can tell, rather, he is someone who lives, breathes, and makes a living on the Economy (though I stop short of calling him an Economist). He doesn't spend his days stocking up on ammunition and weapons, or survival supplies, and his weekends aren't spent raiding surplus stores and gun shows for gear that we all hope we may not need. He simply sees the fraud in our system and wants to shine a light on it and stop it.

He's laid it out today, and he has done so with a certainty and completeness that should chill anyone reading it.

There is a bright white line for every person in this country who has taken an oath to uphold our Constitution. It is in different places for each of those individuals, but you had better believe it exists.

For some it will be crossed if you try to disarm Americans, as was attempted after Katrina.

For some it will be crossed if you try to occupy their homes.

And for some, it may be crossed if you attempt to "deem" this bill passed, when The House has not actually passed it.

I pray this evening I am wrong, and that for no material number of people - indeed, for no one person - that is where their personal line is.

But I am reasonably certain that this prayer will be offered in vain.

Please go and read the whole thing. When people who understand stock markets (and make a living from them) are noticing the powder keg that many of us in the Threeper world see as well, we can't be all that far from the precipice.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Social Security Ponzi Collapses

Social Security to Start Cashing Uncle Sam's IOUs

For more than two decades, Social Security collected more money in payroll taxes than it paid out in benefits — billions more each year.

Not anymore. This year, for the first time since the 1980s, when Congress last overhauled Social Security, the retirement program is projected to pay out more in benefits than it collects in taxes — nearly $29 billion more.

Sounds like a good time to start tapping the nest egg. Too bad the federal government already spent that money over the years on other programs, preferring to borrow from Social Security rather than foreign creditors. In return, the Treasury Department issued a stack of IOUs — in the form of Treasury bonds — which are kept in a nondescript office building just down the street from Parkersburg's municipal offices. (emphasis mine)

The money that the Government put away for you (remember - you pay into a fund that is supposed to pay your money back to you when you retire) is gone. It doesn't exist. All of those funds they were collecting for all those years - YOUR FUNDS - has been pissed away on unneeded inferior widgets produced by inferior companies that just happen to have connections in Congress. It's official, it's ALL GONE.

The national debt — the amount of money the government owes its creditors — is about $12.5 trillion, or nearly $42,000 for every man, woman and child in the country. About $8 trillion has been borrowed in public debt markets, much of it from foreign creditors. The rest came from various government trust funds, including retirement funds for civil servants and the military. About $2.5 trillion is owed to Social Security.

The Government takes in about $2 trillion a year in taxes, payments, or what have you. That's the "salary" of the Federal Government, ALL of it each year. That's your money out of your paycheck, when you buy gas, food, alcohol, make a profit on stocks, etc. etc. etc. We owe SIX TIMES that much to various entities, much of it to foreign nations hostile to the United States. And yet Obanana and his useful idiots in Washington are spending $1.5 trillion MORE this year than they could even hope to take in. That's like a family making $50,000 a year spending $75,000 in a particular year when they ALREADY owe creditors over $300,000 (and we're not talking mortgage debt on a house here)! How can anyone POSSIBLY think that the Feds can EVER pay that back?

Look in your bank account and ask yourself the following:
Do you have $42,000 for EACH of your family members (yes, that includes 6-month old Trevor) to just give to the Government? Because that is what it's going to take to clear the books out RIGHT NOW. Give those bastards in Washington a few more years and it will be far more than that.

It's time for the States United to say "NO MORE" and cut the Federal Government loose. Repossess their properties among the States, including all of that land they just like to up and grab when they feel like it (National Parks anyone?), and see how long they last with the District of Columbia as their only source of material income.

I don't know about you, but I'm tired of our currency being treated as funny money, our children, childrens' children, and childrens' childrens' children reduce to nothing more than cows to be milked at will by corrupt and evil people, as well as slaughtered when those people get the urge to exert their "authority".

Screw 'em. Let their empire burn. It's time for the States to save themselves before things get really bad.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Unconstitutional - Pelosi's Plan to Ram Healthcare Through WITHOUT a Vote.

I heard this on Mark Levin's show today, and couldn't quite believe my ears, so of course I went to his cited source and did some reading. I was entirely floored by what I read.

Can't quite make reconciliation fly? Public telling you they don't want it? I know, just pass a "rule" that states that the House of Representatives has approved a Bill that they HAVE NOT VOTED ON.

From the Washington Examiner:
Each bill that comes before the House for a vote on final passage must be given a rule that determines things like whether the minority would be able to offer amendments to it from the floor.

In the Slaughter Solution, the rule would declare that the House "deems" the Senate version of Obamacare to have been passed by the House. House members would still have to vote on whether to accept the rule, but they would then be able to say they only voted for a rule, not for the bill itself.

Hrm, let's take a look at the good old Constitution - you know, that little thing that's supposed to fracking limit the power of these jackasses. Article 1, Section 7:

Section 7 - Revenue Bills, Legislative Process, Presidential Veto

All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.

Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill. (emphasis mine - Bold was a little harder when this sucker was written)

So let's see, we're just going to make a rule that says "if we pass Bill A, then we've also automatically passed Bill B". It's ok that no vote was taken on the secondary Bill, it's ok that people are against it and we may not even have the votes to pass it, we're just going to play make-believe and pretend that there was a vote and it went the way we wanted to.

Does anyone else see a problem with this?

If this is the way we're going to conduct business, why have the Constitution and Rule of Law at all? Why not just let the people in power do whatever the fuck they want, when they want, and for whatever reason their pea-brains can come up with.

Do you feel powerless yet? Are you fingering the keys to your airplane?

Mike Vanderboegh put it quite well in August on his Sipsey Street Irregulars Blog:
Now, with people exercising their rights, going armed to public gatherings and town hall meetings, we see something we have not seen in a long time. I understand how liberals are astonished about it. I'm a little astonished myself. I didn't know if we still had it in us to ACT like free people. Now it seems we do. So our hope is that they will back off. But will they?

You are looking at, I tell them, the tip of the iceberg. The people that the administration will find most troublesome as they go farther down this lawless, tyrannical road are not those who blog, or go to town meetings or write letters to the editor. If these folks get angered by events, they reassure themselves of their skills to handle what will come by going to the range and making sure their rifle is still sighted in or by putting back some more ammo or by teaching their teenage sons (and daughters) how to shoot, move and communicate.

In the unlikely event that the government is successful enough to imprison, silence or kill the last demonstrator, blogger and radio talk show host, it will be these people who emerge from the crowd, put a bullet in some henchman's eye, and fade back again.

These people understand that having been "out-voted," they can still vote. They are the rest of the iceberg upon which the great ship Leviathan, like Titanic, will of its own forward movement, rip out her hull below the waterline and sink to the bottom of history.

So, I tell them, the anger you see is not one tenth of the anger that's out there. And that other none-tenths you will not see until it's too late. So back off, I say, leave us the hell alone, and we won't have to go down this bloody road. (emphasis mine)

We are watching the Rule of Law, the Constitution, and our Unalienable Rights be torn from us, one after the other, day after day. We're tired of it. We're tired of the games, we're tired of the condescending tone of those that style themselves our "betters", and we're tired of watching the last bits of our Savings be thrown down the maw of Entitlement Programs and Fraudulent Bailouts. The straws are piling upon the proverbial Camel's Back, and the old girl is showing the strain.

And so I say to those that style themselves Tyrant, to those in Congress that believe that they can do anything they want, BEWARE! The rattling has begun, and it grows louder every day. When the Rule of Law is finally gone, shredded, it's tatters falling free of the eyes of every Patriot, every Free Man who has exercised their rights within the ever failing system of our Republic, Politics ceases to be a function of going down to your local Library once in a while and punching holes in a paper with a stylus, instead, this becomes the extension of your will upon those that would oppress you:

When a wise man encounters a rattlesnake, her eyes fixed upon him, her tail vibrating with that distinct sound, he freezes, looks carefully around for a safe path out, and, ever so slowly, backs away. Only the truly stupid man who cares nothing for his life and well-being continues blithely upon the dangerous path, ignoring the warning, ignoring the danger to themselves.

The time has come, Congress, to choose which path you will take. There are only two true options. One, to listen to the people, to the Founding Fathers and the laws which are supposed to bind you. Or two, to continue upon this path to what is almost guaranteed to become bloodshed and ruination.

Which will it be?

Friday, March 5, 2010

McDonald 2A Trial - Privileges and Immunities, YOU CAN HAS!

An excellent "layman's" interpretation of Wednesday's Supreme Court Hearing on the McDonald case, which, essentially challenged Chicago's Gun Ban under the 2nd Amendment of the United States.

In essence, does the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States actually bar States and localities from banning guns? The 14th might say it does, but apparently the Statists think it does not.

FELDMAN: Here’s my first argument.
SCALIA: That argument sucks.
FELDMAN: Ordered liberty?
SCALIA: We haven’t used that since 1937.
FELDMAN: Have too.
FELDMAN: Uh, here’s my second argument.
SCALIA: You just argued against your first argument.
FELDMAN: Did not.
SCALIA: Did so.
FELDMAN: *cries*
ROBERTS: You just argued the losing Heller argument.

Go here for the complete text, now including pictures! Very adult language, but very funny as well.

Share and enjoy!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hah! Forget "You Lie"

Everyone was quite aghast when Joe Wilson yelled "You lie" to President Obama (way to go Joe).

That pales in comparison to this lovely diatribe delivered by Nigel Farage, representing Great Britain in the EU Parliament.

Keep at those bloody Statists Mr. Farage. You're right on the money. "Quiet assassin of Democracy" indeed!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Just Desserts

I don't have anything to add to that. Thank you Mr. Poe. hehe

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Australian Airport Staff Smuggling Drugs and Guns

Australian Airport Staff Smuggled Drugs, Guns for Crime Syndicates

A new federal parliamentary inquiry, into the adequacy of aviation and maritime security measures to combat serious and organized crime, has been told less than 1 percent of air cargo is physically examined and catering trucks are never searched.

But hey, don't you feel safer that you're put through highly personal pat downs, shoe x-rays, and naked scans? After all, YOU can't be trusted.

And a quick question for those who say "I don't care if a TSA Agent sees me naked, I have nothing to hide!" - Do you feel the same way about some sweaty, low-life male TSA Agent seeing naked scans of your teenage daughter?

Citibank to Institute Rule to Prevent Cash Withdrawls - Your Money is no Longer Your Money

Citi Warns of Withdrawal Gate

Seen on a recent Citibank (C) statement: "Effective April 1, 2010, we reserve the right to require (7) days advance notice before permitting a withdrawal from all checking accounts. While we do not currently exercise this right and have not exercised it in the past, we are required by law to notify you of this change."

This applies only to Texas at this time, but may be a concerning development in the Organized Criminals', I mean Banks' behavior with regard to Checking Accounts.

As Karl Denninger wrote yesterday on The Market Ticker:


Folks, the formal name for a checking account is a demand account. It is called a demand account for the very reason that you have a right to all your money, on demand.

Now maybe there's some new law that applies only in Texas, or maybe there isn't. Who knows - or cares.

The fact of the matter is that any bank that reserves the right (whether they claim through some external cause or not) to throw up a gate on a demand account is no longer marketing demand accounts.

My checking account is such a demand account and I'll be damned if I'll have my checking money anywhere that doesn't fit that description.

In my opinion, you shouldn't either.

So who's money is it really? You earned it, you have entrusted an institution to hold on to it for you, and give it to you when you need it to purchase food, pay your mortgage, etc. IN RETURN, they are now saying that because they are holding it for you, they get to say WHEN you get to take it out?

Fine, they say that they have not exercised this rule (yet) and just want to put the rule in, but is that a rule you're really ready to live with? Are we really considered to be as children that can not be trusted with what we have earned??? If you're the Federal Government, of course your answer to that is "yes".

As mentioned in the article on StockWidget, it may be a tool they want to implement to prevent a bank run by people concerned about their money. But again, is it YOUR money or THEIRS?

The only proper response to this is to remove your money from Citibank. Period. Whether you're in Texas or not, you have to admit if they're willing to do this in one state, others will soon follow.

There is only one way to protest this action:
Nullify this rule by ensuring they don't have any money they can hold on to for seven days.

Friday, February 19, 2010

General Aviation Security After the Austin Crash

It's asinine reporting and a total lack of common sense like this that drives me nuts:

Texas Plane Crash Exposes Gaps in Air Security

GEORGETOWN, Texas — After 9/11, cockpit doors were sealed, air marshals were added and airport searches became more aggressive, all to make sure an airliner could never again be used as a weapon. Yet little has been done to guard against attacks with smaller planes.

That point was driven home with chilling force on Thursday when a Texas man with a grudge against the IRS crashed his single-engine plane into an office building in a fiery suicide attack. One person inside the building was also killed.

"It's a big gap," said R. William Johnstone, an aviation security consultant and former staff member of the commission that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks. "It wouldn't take much, even a minor incident involving two simultaneously attacking planes, to inflict enough damage to set off alarm bells and do some serious harm to the economy and national psyche."

What a moron. Joe Stack owned the airplane, the hanger, and was a licensed pilot. What are you going to do, put a Soviet Style Political Officer in each and every private airplane that flies so that they can hold a gun to the pilot's head and ensure correct behavior? What possible rules, short of the typical knee-jerk BAN IT response can you possibly implement to keep someone from crashing a 2 or 4 seater aircraft into anything?

Frankly, they're lucky he didn't decide to just shoot the place up. He probably would have done far greater damage to the IRS personnel in the building by grabbing a shotgun and going on a rampage. While two people dead and a handful injured isn't a good thing, a nice gun rampage could have resulted in scores dead and scores more wounded.

Ultimately, you can not stop people from killing other people. No law, no rule, no regulation is going to prevent it. What you can do is maybe address the issues that are at the core of these actions - an out of control Government populated with power hungry little egomaniacs that love nothing more than to ruin people's lives. These idiots in Government think that we're milk cows to be squeezed until we run dry, and then they run around waving their hands when one of the cows decides it has had enough and stomps a few heads in to show its displeasure.

Cause and effect. Squeeze tighter, take ever more power out of the hands of citizens, and you'll get more citizens that will decide that they have nothing else left to lose and take actions that will be highly detrimental to the nearest sets of Government thugs and, unfortunately, any innocent people that are unlucky enough to be nearby at the wrong time.

To the total idiots at the FAA and DHS - you want to "really" stop this from EVER happening again? Ban all forms of aviation except for large Commercial Airlines.

It's for the children.

Man Bulldozes Home to Spite Bank - Moscow, ID

It just warms the cockles to see folks finally waking up and fighting back doesn't it?

From the article at WLWT:
Hoskins said he's been in a struggle with RiverHills Bank over his Clermont County home for nearly a decade, a struggle that was coming to an end as the bank began foreclosure proceedings on his $350,000 home.

"When I see I owe $160,000 on a home valued at $350,000, and someone decides they want to take it – no, I wasn't going to stand for that, so I took it down," Hoskins said.


"The average homeowner that can't afford an attorney or can fight as long as we have, they don't stand a chance," he said.

Hoskins said he'd gotten a $170,000 offer from someone to pay off the house, but the bank refused, saying they could get more from selling it in foreclosure.

So, he went and got a bulldozer, and took care of the problem. He bloody well bulldozed his home, and he says he's considering doing the same to the business the bank is going after as well.

Even better, check out the Poll on the left side of the page....

Oops, 77% of almost 10,000 people say "Good for Him". That's not a good sign for the jackasses in power now is it? Even more interesting, 22% is approximately the number of people that currently believe that the Government is acting with Consent of the Governed. Uh oh.

From the link above:
The founding document of the United States, the Declaration of Independence, states that governments derive “their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Today, however, just 21% of voters nationwide believe that the federal government enjoys the consent of the governed.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% disagree and say the government does not have the necessary consent. Eighteen percent (18%) of voters are not sure.

However, 63% of the Political Class think the government has the consent of the governed, but only six percent (6%) of those with Mainstream views agree.

Seventy-one percent (71%) of all voters now view the federal government as a special interest group, and 70% believe that the government and big business typically work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors.

That helps explain why 75% of voters are angry at the policies of the federal government, and 63% say it would be better for the country if most members of Congress are defeated this November. Just 27% believe their own representative in Congress is the best person for the job.

LISTEN UP FRAUDSTERS (formerly known as Congress, Banks and Wall Street), WE'RE MAD AS HELL AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANY MORE!

People know when they're getting screwed. They know more and more each day how it feels to be powerless as the "protected class" takes what they want from the people's hard earned savings.

And the people's response?


h/t to Keep it Simple Blog

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Bridge Too Far...Plane Crash Today in Austin

Texas Small Plane Crash Might Be Intentional Act, Officials Say

A pilot furious with the Internal Revenue Service crashed his small plane into an office building in Austin, Texas, that houses federal tax employees, setting off a raging fire.

Officials are investigating whether the pilot, identified by authorities as Joseph Andrew Stack, a 53-year-old software engineer who lived in Texas, crashed the plane intentionally. Stack was confirmed dead.

An Internal Revenue Service office is located inside the building.

Just how furious? Karl Denninger at The Market Ticker took a very short time to come up with the following, copied off of Joe Stack's web site, EmbeddedArt.com (now taken offline by the Host at the request of the FBI):

I know I’m hardly the first one to decide I have had all I can stand. It has always been a myth that people have stopped dying for their freedom in this country, and it isn’t limited to the blacks, and poor immigrants. I know there have been countless before me and there are sure to be as many after. But I also know that by not adding my body to the count, I insure nothing will change. I choose to not keep looking over my shoulder at “big brother” while he strips my carcass, I choose not to ignore what is going on all around me, I choose not to pretend that business as usual won’t continue; I have just had enough.

I can only hope that the numbers quickly get too big to be white washed and ignored that the American zombies wake up and revolt; it will take nothing less. I would only hope that by striking a nerve that stimulates the inevitable double standard, knee-jerk government reaction that results in more stupid draconian restrictions people wake up and begin to see the pompous political thugs and their mindless minions for what they are. Sadly, though I spent my entire life trying to believe it wasn’t so, but violence not only is the answer, it is the only answer. The cruel joke is that the really big chunks of shit at the top have known this all along and have been laughing, at and using this awareness against, fools like me all along.

I saw it written once that the definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting the outcome to suddenly be different. I am finally ready to stop this insanity. Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.

Karl has some very salient remarks on his blog post. I hope you'll take a moment to read over there as well. You can read Karl's post here: This Is How It Begins (Wanton Violence)

For now, this is an isolated event. I do not believe, however, that it is a feeling that is unique to Mr. Stack. Many of us are watching 30 or more percent of our hard won earnings being handed off to Wall Street Crooks, Politicians, foreign nations, and those lazy bastards down the street that do nothing but smoke pot and play Playstation on their big screen TV whilest collecting their welfare checks.

The anger is rising, but our leaders care nothing for us. After all, they don't need those of us that work hard and produce to keep them in office, they just need more of our money with which to pay off their constituencies.

How far will it go before something really breaks loose?? Will this be an isolated event or will more people decide enough is enough?

Update: The Statesman has what appears to be the more complete text of the letter at this link.

Current Quote

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." – Thomas Jefferson