Friday, April 28, 2006

Star spangled rant--in English!

So now we see what becomes of this multi-cultural sensitivity, diversity laden, hyphenated American bullshit. Our National Anthem sung in a foreign language? Hellfire and damnation! So I guess the next step is... what? In Buddah we trust? One nation under Allah and Mohammed is his prophet? Shit! I refuse to quietly accept this crap anymore! I will speak my mind for as long there is still freedom of speech and thought in this country and I refuse to apologize for my race, religion, gender or anything else! And if you don't like it, fuck you and take your goddamned, I'm entitled, you-owe-me victimhood, and do it somewhere else!

No more revisionist history, no more political correctness or expediency! You have as much right in this country as I do, but no more! No special treatment because you're a different color, nationality, religion or sexual orientation. Like me, you have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but no guarantees and no money back. If you try and succeed, hot damn! Congratulations! I'm glad for you! If you fall flat on your ass, sorry about that, but don't ask me to bail you out. And don't use some politician to make me do it either! And if you try to use a litigation-lottery lawyer to force me or someone else to pony up for your stupidity, ineptitude or whatever, the both of you have to go! Sorry. Just link arms and walk east or west 'til your hat floats. You won't be missed.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

PC or not PC That which we should question

For those of you reading my musings, or who know me, you know what I think of Political Correctness. But do you know the origins? Let me give you a taste...

Political Correctness: The Scourge of Our Times -Agustin Blazquez

Does anyone know the origins of Political Correctness? Who originally developed it and what was its purpose?

I looked it up. It was developed at the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany, which was founded in 1923 and came to be known as the "Frankfurt School." It was a group of thinkers who pulled together to find a solution to the biggest problem facing the implementers of communism in Russia.

The problem? Why wasn't communism spreading?

Their answer? Because Western Civilization was in its way.

What was the problem with Western Civilization? Its belief in the individual, that an individual could develop valid ideas. At the root of communism was the theory that all valid ideas come from the effect of the social group of the masses. The individual is nothing.
And they believed that the only way for communism to advance was to help (or force, if necessary) Western Civilization to destroy itself. How to do that? Undermine its foundations by chipping away at the rights of those annoying individuals.
One way to do that? Change their speech and thought patterns by spreading the idea that vocalizing your beliefs is disrespectful to others and must be avoided to make up for past inequities and injustices.
And call it something that sounds positive: "Political Correctness."
Inspired by the brand new communist technique, Chairman Mao, in the 1930s, wrote an article on the "correct" handling of contradictions among the people. "Sensitive training" – sound familiar? – and speech codes were born.
In 1935, after Hitler came to power, the Frankfurt School moved to New York City, where they continued their work by translating Marxism from economic to cultural terms using Sigmund Freud's psychological conditioning mechanisms to get Americans to buy into Political Correctness. In 1941, they moved to California to spread their wings.
But Political Correctness remains just what it was intended to be: a sophisticated and dangerous form of censorship and oppression, imposed upon the citizenry with the ultimate goal of manipulating, brainwashing and destroying our society.

Read the rest here

Don't let anyone shut out your opinion by saying you're "disrespectful", "insensitive" or "mean-spirited." Freedom of speech has been bought and paid for many times, we have markers in Arlington, Hawaii, France and all over the globe to remind us of this. It wasn't an American who said it, but he had the right spirit-

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. "
Voltaire ( a Frenchman, who woulda thought it?)

Shakespeare was right

Speaking of generally goofiness, I am appalled at the manner that the city of Cincinnati settled the Owensby case, not because it was right or wrong but because of the fact that the family got 1.6 million dollars but the damnable attorneys involved got 4.4 million dollars! Wonderful altruistic motives you ambulance chasing weasels!

There should be a law that these money grubbing low lifes should never get more than half of a settlement, and in a class action suit, no more than a fourth. But you know why you'll never see that happen? Because the lawyers make the laws. Maybe if we try, we can go back to what the framers intended, citzen/statesmen serve in congress a term or two, then GO HOME. No more congressional dynasties. (are you listening Ted?) Better yet, how about a Constitutional amendment that anyone with a law degree cannot serve in congress? If they are making the laws, who are they going to insure the laws benefit? Damn betcha

Monday, April 24, 2006

Abu Grahb? Look how them wacki iraqi do it

According to The Washington Post April 24, 2006

Last Nov. 13, U.S. soldiers found 173 incarcerated men, some of them
emaciated and showing signs of torture, in a secret bunker in an Interior
Ministry compound in central Baghdad...Since then, there have been at least
six joint U.S.-Iraqi inspections of detention centers, most of them run by Iraq's
Shiite Muslim-dominated Interior Ministry. Two sources involved with the
inspections, one Iraqi official and one U.S. official, said abuse of prisoners was found at all the sites visited through February. U.S. military authorities confirmed that signs of severe abuse were observed at two of the detention centers.

The U.S. official involved in the inspections, who would not be identified by name, described in an e-mail the abuse found during some of the visits since the Nov. 13 raid: "Numerous bruises on the arms, legs and feet. A lot of the Iraqis had separated shoulders and problems with their hands and fingers too. You could also see strap marks on some of their backs."

But they didn't make them sit uncomfortably or put them in naked pyramids? How barbaric!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Tax Season: Not the season to be jolly

Apparently we aren't the only disgruntled tax payers

Taxes aren't fun, but that doesn't mean that you can't have a smile on your face. Here are a variety of quotes with a tax theme that may give you a little laugh:

"The point to remember is that what the government gives it must first take away."
- John S. Coleman

"If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep." - Will Rogers

"I owe the government $3,400 in taxes. So I sent them two hammers and a toilet seat."
- Michael McShane

"When there's a single thief, it's robbery. When there are a thousand thieves, it's taxation."
- Vanya Cohen

"The hardest thing in the world to understand is the Income Tax." - Albert Einstein

"Taxation with representation ain't so hot either." - Gerald Barzan

"Philosophy teaches a man that he can't take it with him; taxes teach him he can't leave it behind either." - Mignon McLaughlin

"The best things in life are free, but sooner or later the government will find a way to tax them." - anonymous

"It's about ten times the size of the Bible - and unlike the Bible, contains no good news."
- Don Nickles

"The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination." - Ronald Reagan

"Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages." - H.L. Mencken

"Worried about an IRS audit? Avoid what's called a red flag. That's something the IRS always looks for. For example, say you have some money left in your bank account after paying taxes. That's a red flag." - Jay Leno

"The nation should have a tax system that looks like someone designed it on purpose."
- William Simon

"If the IRS took 100 taxpayers at random and sent each an incorrect notice that they owed an extra $92.35 in taxes and interest, more than two-thirds would probably just send in a check without investigating further." - G. Guttman

"Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss." - Robert Heinlein

"Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents?" - Peg Bracken

"Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is really quite as satisfying as an income tax refund." - F.J. Raymond

"On my income tax 1040 it says "Check this box if you are blind." I wanted to put a check mark about three inches away." - Tom Lehrer

"Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today." - Herman Wouk

"What's the difference between a tax auditor and a rottweiler? A rottweiler eventually lets go." - anonymous

"Did you ever notice that when you put the words "The" and "IRS" together, it spells 'THEIRS?'" - anonymous

"What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin." - Mark Twain

"Today, it takes more brains and effort to make out the income-tax form than it does to make the income." - Alfred E. Neuman

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Double your fun

Zacarias Moussaoui's behavior is abnormal even for an al-Qaida terrorist, a defense psychologist testified Tuesday. Xavier Amador diagnosed the Sept. 11, 2001, conspirator with paranoid schizophrenia after observing his actions and writings since 2002.

Gee, does this mean we can execute the SOMB twice?

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Today is the first post. There's a lot I plan to write about, good, bad or stupid. Everyone is encouraged to comment but keep in mind one thing. It's my blog. If I find your comments obscene, scatological or just plain ignorant, I'll burn and ban. Don't like it? Oh well, start your own blog. BTW the 1st amendment rocks but right now, I have to go file the paperwork that pays for it all. Later.