Sunday, January 25, 2015

Personal

I appreciate everyone who comes to read this blog.
This next couple of weeks will be difficult as my wife is back in the hospital, facing some serious surgery at a hospital in Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, here in Kingman, I go to work and am with my kids, while also going back and forth to Vegas, a 100 mile 1 way drive..
So, if I miss some blogging, that will be the main reason.
Thanks

Saturday, January 24, 2015

No Wonder They Didn't Call An Ambulance

You can't make this up.
From the LVRJ: The violent accident that has threatened Sen. Harry Reid’s vision and marked the first few weeks of his tenure as Senate minority leader took place in the bathroom of his home.
Reid’s office declined to comment on an online report in Politico that he was exercising in the bathroom of his new home in Henderson on New Year’s Day when a heavy resistance band attached to the door of the shower snapped back at him.
The previously unreported detail independently confirmed by the Review-Journal fills in an account of how the Nevada Democrat suffered broken bones around his right eye, and four broken ribs, injuries that forced him to work from home after Congress reconvened on Jan. 6.
Reid spokeswoman Kristen Orthman said there was “nothing to add or comment” on the Politico story, which also reported on Reid’s efforts to wield authority as a Senate leader while largely confined to his Washington condo at the Ritz Carlton.
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/reid-workout-accident-happened-his-bathroom
Ok, quick quiz: How many people do you know have an exercise machine in their bathroom?
So, I am calling BS on that Reid was hurt by an exercise machine and instead a more likely reason Reid got hurt is that he fell and fell hard and they made up the story about Reid exercising.
And that is why the U.S. Senate Police, Reid's body guards, piled him into their SUV's and took him to the hospital instead of doing the more reasonable thing, like calling for an ambulance.
And that is why I wrote this: http://lasvegasbadger.blogspot.com/2015/01/reid-in-hospital-what-is-he-hiding.html

Obama/Reid Judge Wants To Free FBI Agent Killer

This what happens when you allow liberals to run government.
From the LVRJ:
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt said Friday that his office has appealed a federal judge’s decision that could result in the release of a death row inmate convicted of killing an FBI agent.
The inmate, Jose L. Echavarria, was convicted in Clark County District Court in the 1990 of the shooting death of FBI Agent John Bailey in a Las Vegas bank. The local FBI building is named for Bailey, a widely known and highly regarded federal agent.
Bailey happened to be in a Security Pacific Bank branch on FBI business on June 25, 1990, when a man disguised as a woman — later identified as Echavarria — pulled a gun on a teller, according to court documents. Bailey scuffled with the robber and was fatally shot.
Echavarria was arrested in Juarez, Mexico, the next day and returned to Las Vegas to face charges in Bailey’s death.
In a 57-page decision filed in Reno on Jan. 16, U.S. District Judge Miranda Du found that Echavarria had gotten an unfair trial because of alleged bias on the part of the presiding district judge in Las Vegas, Jack Lehman, who has since retired.
Echavarria and his lawyers argued they learned after the trial that Bailey had investigated Lehman several years earlier over a questionable land deal when he was a member of the Colorado River Commission.
“The evidence submitted by the Echavarria shows, beyond any dispute, that Agent Bailey had been centrally involved in conducting the investigation of the trial judge and that the alleged fraud and the FBI investigation were of such significance that they would have had serious implications for the trial judge,” Du wrote.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/bias-finding-prompts-new-trial-vegas-fbi-agent-murder
Du was nominated by Senile/Coward/Clumsy/Liar Harry Reid and President Obama.
This killer thug was convicted 24 years ago and now this liberal judge decides now is a good time to retry the murdering thug.  And this liberal judge knows this will be almost impossible because of the length of time after the murder.
And this is what happens when you elect liberals.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

2 Years To Get Of Isis In Iraq

Well, it's going to take a long time to get Isis out of  Iraq.
From the Arabnews: Top officials from 21 countries kicked off talks in London on Thursday on pushing back Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria and tackling the growing threat of homegrown militants in Europe.
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said before the meeting that the task of pushing the IS militants back would be slow.
“This isn’t going to be done in three months or six months. It’s going to take a year, two years to push ISIL (IS) back out of Iraq but we are doing the things that need to be done in order to turn the tide,” Hammond told Sky News.
  http://www.arabnews.com/world/news/693391
Umm, ok.  Not too many people know it's going to last that long.
And that's just Iraq.
What about the other countries?
Will Obama have the stomach to last that long?
And what kind of mess will Obama leave for the next president?

Jeff Gordon To Retire

My son, who is one of the biggest Jeff Gordon fans, was extremely upset when he found out that Gordon is going to retire after this season.
From ESPN: Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon announced Thursday that the 2015 season will be his last as a full-time driver.
"As a race car driver, much of what I've done throughout my life has been based on following my instincts and trying to make good decisions," Gordon said in a release. "I thought long and hard about my future this past year and during the offseason, and I've decided 2015 will be the last time I compete for a championship.
"I won't use the 'R-word,' because I plan to stay extremely busy in the years ahead, and there's always the possibility I'll compete in selected events, although I currently have no plans to do that."
Gordon told The Associated Press that he decided midway through 2014 that this upcoming season would be his last. He delayed the announcement until Thursday, when he first told his two young children at home in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Gordon says that's when his decision became a reality, and he broke down in tears. He said he continued sobbing the entire 30-minute drive to Hendrick Motorsports, and again lost his composure as he informed his team and longtime employees.
Gordon has 92 career Sprint Cup wins -- third all-time behind Hall of Fame drivers Richard Petty (200) and David Pearson (105). -- and championships in 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2001. He has spent his entire 23-year career in the No. 24 car with Hendrick Motorsports.  http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/12210437/jeff-gordon-announces-2015-nascar-sprint-cup-season-last
Gordon is a NASCAR icon, who is loved by some, hated by others but it can not be argued that he was one of the best.

Finally, Common Sense Education Politician

Finally, some common sense about proficiency testing.
From the Arizona Republic:
The Arizona schools chief called the state of education "poor" and called for a review of the academic standards — as she promised when she was running for the job.
Diane Douglas, in her first "state of education" speech as the newly elected superintendent of public instruction, blasted Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards as a "de facto federal mandate."...
In her speech, Douglas also said the new statewide assessment, AzMerit, is "unproven and inaptly named" and was hastily chosen.
The Arizona State Board of Education selected that test in November and it will be given to students this spring. The test, Arizona's Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching, replaces the AIMS test.
"Once again, our precious children are being used as guinea pigs to advance some education agendas," she said in her remarks to the House Education Committee.  http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/politics/2015/01/21/douglas-first-speech-vows-review-academic-standards/22127905/
She is absolutely correct.
This Arizona test is pure stupidity.
The test is computer based and yet many schools don't have enough computers to run the test.
As a special education teacher, this test is a nightmare for special education students.
And now, most, if not all schools in Arizona are trying to teach to this new test instead of focusing on overall academics.
Why?
Because teachers and administrators jobs and evaluations are on the line for this test.
Pure stupidity.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Not Very Surprising

Well, well, well, it looks like the liberal racist of the U.S. Department of Justice couldn't find any credible evidence to charge police officer Darren Wilson of Ferguson MO. fame for shooting the thug Michael Brown.
From the liberal NY Times:  Justice Department lawyers will recommend that no civil rights charges be brought against the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., after an F.B.I. investigation found no evidence to support charges, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his civil rights chief, Vanita Gupta, will have the final say on whether the Justice Department will close the case against the officer, Darren Wilson. But it would be unusual for them to overrule the prosecutors on the case, who are still working on a legal memo explaining their recommendation.
A decision by the Justice Department would bring an end to the politically charged investigation of Mr. Wilson in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The Missouri authorities concluded their investigation into Mr. Brown’s death in November and also recommended against charges.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/22/us/justice-department-ferguson-civil-rights-darren-wilson.html?_r=0
It should not be surprising that Wilson will not be charged in Federal Courts as he did nothing wrong and the thug tried to kill Wilson after he had just robbed a store and assaulted the owner, all while he was high on pot.
So now, I wonder if the thugs and fools and tools rioting and protesting will burn down what's left of Ferguson?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Important News Of The Day: Ball Gate

Yeah, some moron gave a speech today and then was refuted by another moron.  Who cares?
The real news of the day is that the New England Patriots may have cheated to win their conference championship game against the Indianapolis Colts.
From ESPN: The NFL has found that 11 of 12 of the New England Patriots game balls were inflated significantly less than the NFL requires, league sources involved and familiar with the investigation of Sunday's AFC championship game told ESPN.
The investigation found the footballs were underinflated by 2 pounds per square inch of air less than what's required by NFL regulations during the Pats' 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, according to sources.
"We are not commenting at this time," said Greg Aiello, the NFL's senior vice president of communications.
Troy Vincent, the league's senior executive vice president of football operations, told ProFootballTalk.com earlier Tuesday that the NFL expected to wrap up its investigation in "two or three days."
Yet to be determined is what, if any, penalties may be imposed upon Patriots. One source described the league as "disappointed ... angry ... distraught," after spending considerable time on the findings earlier Tuesday.
Part of the investigation that still needs further vetting is how the 11 footballs became underinflated.
The game balls provided to each team for preparation were required to be inspected and approved by referee Walt Anderson two hours and 15 minutes before kickoff before they were returned to a ball attendant before the game.
No alteration of footballs is allowed once they are approved, under league rules and regulations.
The balls are required be inflated between 12.5 and 13.5 pounds per square inch and weigh between 14 and 15 ounces.  http://espn.go.com/boston/story/_/id/12202450/nfl-says-new-england-patriots-had-inflated-footballs-afc-championship-game#comments
A lot of questions still need to be answered.
For instance, did the footballs used by the Colts also lose weight?
If the balls were purposefully inflated, who did it?
How come the referees didn't notice?
But if the Patriots are shown to have cheated, what punishment should the Patriots receive?
A huge fine?  Loss of draft picks?  Maybe but that won't be much of a deterrent.
Suspend their coach, Bill Belichick?  The NFL suspended Sean Payton for a year a couple of years ago when there was a bounty put on opposing players.  The NFL could do this to Belichick.
Whatever happens, this is still more important than a bunch of morons in Washington D.C. giving speeches.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Another Obama Fail

From the Washington Times:
The failure of two Marine Corps officers to to pass the Jan. 8 first-day Combat Endurance Test of the infantry officer course brings the tally of female dropouts to 26.
One more group of female officers will have a shot at graduation before the Marine Corps completes its integration experiment in June. The next IOC program begins in April.
Military Times reported Friday that of the current IOC class, 15 men out of a class of 118 were forced to drop the course.
Opportunities for female enlisted Marines to cycle through Infantry Training Battalion for seven MOS-specific ground combat training programs will also end soon, the newspaper reported. Marine Corps statistics show that out of 240 volunteers, 106 were successful.
Marine Corps officials will look at all the results of the integration experiment in June and then offer their recommendations to the defense secretary by the end of 2015, Military Times reported.
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/16/26-female-marines-drop-out-of-infantry-officer-cou/#ixzz3PKgGXAzQ
First, thank you to the Marine Corp for not dumbing down the course just to get females to pass the test.
But the Obama brown shirts so wanted to show that females were equal to men when it comes to front line infantry officers and they were shown that just isn't the case.
That's not to say that women should not be allowed into combat roles in the military.
But this shows that women just are not cut out to be front line infantry Mare Corp officers.
And this is not to disparage any of the females who tried out for the course- they could kick ass on 95% of the men in the United States but the Marines want people who can kick ass 100% of the time.

Those Crazy Democrats And Liberal Media

Someone + a newspaper might be getting slapped with a defamation lawsuit soon.
From the NY Daily News: She won’t have her bedding with her, but a Columbia University senior who carries a mattress on campus to raise awareness about college rape will bring her message when she joins Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand at the State of the Union address.
Emma Sulkowicz’s presence Tuesday will be a sharp message to President Obama and Gillibrand’s fellow lawmakers, who she is pushing to back bipartisan legislation requiring colleges to strengthen policies against sexual assault at colleges.
Obama is expected to tout a plan to offer all Americans two years of free community college. Gillibrand supports the proposal, but the New York Democrat says Washington should work to make college safe, not just cheap.
“I hope he will also talk about working with our bipartisan coalition in Congress to make campuses safer, too,” she said. “I hope the President will seize this opportunity to shine a national spotlight on the need to flip the incentives that currently reward colleges for sweeping sexual assaults under the rug.”
Gillibrand told the Daily News she pressed Obama on the issue last week when he met with Senate Democrats at their annual retreat. She urged him to help pass the college sexual assault bill and to mention the issue Tuesday.
Sulkowicz, 22, says she was raped in her dorm room in August 2012. She filed a complaint with the school against Paul Nungesser (no one) in April 2013, saying he attacked her during an initially consensual encounter. Nungesser has said the sex was consensual.
Sulkowicz has said embarrassment and shame delayed her response, but she made her report after meeting two women who said Nungesser assaulted them.
Columbia eventually found him “not responsible” in all three incidents. Sulkowicz told her story publicly for the first time in an April press conference with Gillibrand.  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/city-student-joins-sen-gillibrand-state-union-article-1.2082851
So, you bat shit crazy senator who brings to the senate a bat shit crazy who files such a horrible rape accusation that no one believes her, including the liberals at Columbia University.
And her accusation was so unbelievable that the cops didn't attempt to file charges against the real victim in the case, Nungesser.
So, with all this information The NY Daily News still publishes the guy's name and the bat shit crazy senator is still going to bring this bat shit crazy liar to the senate.
No wonder democrats have no creditability.

Give Him A Face Tattoo And He Would Look Like Tyson

This is a picture of tiger Woods, who supposedly had his tooth knocked out by a camera.
From the NY Daily News: Tiger Woods was there, but something was missing.
While cheering on girlfriend Lindsey Vonn in her record-breaking 63rd Alpine racing win, Woods barely cracked a smile. Perhaps that was a calculated move, seeing as how Woods was clearly missing one of his two front teeth.
Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, told The Associated Press that Woods was hit in the face by a shoulder-mounted video camera, knocking the tooth out. Steinberg explained that during a crush of photographers at the awards podium, the cameraman surged toward the stage, turned and hit Woods in the mouth.
A source close to Woods, however, tells a slightly different story.
“I know it has been discolored so he is probably just getting it fixed,” said a friend. “I think he is just in the middle of having it replaced and this was an unplanned trip.”
Woods wore a skeleton mask to cover his face Monday in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, Monday where temps were in the mid-30s. But when he pulled down the mask, the gap in his grill was on display.
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/tiger-woods-missing-front-tooth-article-1.2083807
If the Wood's source is true, it must be nice to take out a tooth and have it cleaned at the tooth cleaners.  Silly me, I always brush my teeth 2 times a day, though I don't go to the dentist.
The reason I don't go to the dentist?
About 10 years ago, a dentist was drilling out a cavity and the drill slipped and the drill went into my tongue.  I couldn't taste for about 9 months.
The last time I went to the dentist, about 3 years ago, another cavity that was being drilled and the dentist did  horrible job filling the cavity that the very strong narcotic pain killers couldn't touch and I had to go back 2 times to the dentist to have the fillings filed down properly.
But I digress.
If you put a face tattoo on Woods, he looks just like Mike Tyson.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Wisconsin's ACT 10 Coming To Nevada

Scott Walker is a leader and now Nevada is following in Wisconsin and Scott Walker's big footprints.
From the Las Vegas Sun: Rank-and-file teachers may applaud Gov. Brian Sandoval’s promise to pour more funds into education, but any celebration may be muted by another pledge: He said he wants to get rid of collective bargaining.
Sandoval provided no details in his State of the State address Thursday night, but even the hint that unions are in his sights is likely to ignite a partisan debate about teacher unions in the coming Legislature.
State law allows for collective bargaining in negotiations between employee groups and local governments, including school districts and municipalities. State employees are not authorized to organize.
Sandoval’s legislation would likely focus on eliminating collective bargaining in local governments, which he tried to do four years ago. For decades, conservatives have criticized collective bargaining — which is used in negotiating pay raises, benefits, working conditions and other issues — as increasing the cost of education.
In 2011, the Democratic-controlled Legislature didn’t advance Sandoval’s bills to kill collective bargaining. But with Republicans now in control of both chambers, Sandoval was applauded Thursday night for his proposals....
Union leaders applauded Sandoval’s promise to increase school funding but recoiled at the thought of losing collective bargaining.  http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2015/jan/17/sandovals-give-and-take-more-money-schools-collect/
Walker shows once again that he is a leader, by having other states copying what Wisconsin has done.

Well, I Am 0-8 In Watching Cancelled TV Shows

Some people are crying that about 8 TV shows are going belly up and have been cancelled.
From Philly.com:
They should probably get Tchaikovsky to compose the theme song for this TV season because so many shows will be making their swan songs in the next few months.
On Tuesday, Timothy Olyphant will set his Stetson for his last roundup as Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens on FX's Justified.
Later this month, we'll bid the Bravermans goodbye as Parenthood finishes up its run after six touch-and-go seasons.
In February, it will be lights out for The Mentalist and Two and a Half Men on CBS. NBC will also be shuttering Pawnee, Ind., next month as the plucky Parks and Recreation draws to a close.
Glee, saddled with the indignity of exile to TV's Friday-night ghetto in its last season, bites the dust in March. Cougar Town bows out on April Fool's Day.
And we've already been served the last suppers of Boardwalk Empire, Sons of Anarchy, and The Newsroom this season.
Perhaps the toughest loss will be the supernal Mad Men, which resumes its bifurcated seventh season on April 5 and ends after seven episodes on May 17.
The remarkable facet of this mass series die-off is that we have so much advance warning. It didn't used to be this way. In the old days, you'd find out your show had been canceled because your parking privileges at the studio had been revoked. "Sorry, Mr. Van Dyke, your name's not on the list."
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20150118_Long-running_series_queue_up_finales.html#jJFToWCYO1b2ibdB.99
The only prime time, major channel TV shows I watch is COPS, Chicago Fire, Big Bang Theory, Family Guy and The Simpsons.
Everything else is junk to me.

9/11 Terrorist Attack Still Killing

From the Officer Down Memorial Page:
Deputy Chief Steven Bonano died from blood cancer he contracted after inhaling toxic materials as he participated in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site following the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001.
Chief Bonano, who was assigned as the commander of the Emergency Service Unit at the time of the attack, responded to the World Trade Center following the attack and worked at the scene for several months.
Chief Bonano served with the New York City Police Department for 30 years and had previously served with the United States Navy. During his time with the New York City Police Department, Chief Bonano was awarded the Police Combat Cross, the department's second highest medal, earned his pilot's license and a Master's degree from Harvard University.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, seventy-two officers from a total of eight local, state, and federal agencies were killed when terrorist hijackers working for the al Qaeda terrorist network, headed by Osama bin Laden, crashed two of four hijacked planes into the World Trade Center towers in New York City. After the impact of the first plane, putting the safety of others before their own, law enforcement officers along with fire and EMS personnel, rushed to the burning Twin Towers of the World Trade Center to aid the victims and lead them to safety. Due to their quick actions, it is estimated that over 25,000 people were saved.Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/22341-deputy-chief-steven-bonano#ixzz3PF6fF6hY
Even though 9/11 occurred over 13 years ago, the muslim terrorist attack is still killing people.
RIP Chief and prayers to your family, friends and to members of the NYPD.

Darwin Award Nominee

From NY Daily News: Fitness instructor and Bravo star Greg Plitt died Saturday after being hit by a Metrolink train in Burbank, Calif., authorities said. He was 37.
The fatal collision occurred around 4 p.m. on the tracks just north of the station, KABC reported.
Plitt was with friends who were filming something during the incident and police said his death appears to have been an accident.
A passenger told that station that Plitt was dressed in black at the time.
The train went by. I saw him stumble over the tracks. He had a camcorder in his hand,” the witness said.
Fitness model Jamie Eason wrote on Facebook that Plitt was "filming a spot for his protein shake" when he was struck and killed.
Plitt, a former U.S. Army Ranger and Calvin Klein model, appeared on the Bravo reality show “Work Out” and stars in the network’s new “Friends to Lovers” series. He was also featured on “Days of Our Lives” and has appeared in a number of commercials.  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/greg-plitt-actor-fitness-instructor-dead-37-article-1.2083084
Just wondering what the guy's last words were when first saw the train 2 feet in front of him... like "Awww crap".

Green Bay Packers: WTF???

This afternoon, as I left the house to go to work, the Green Bay Packers had a 12 point lead, had the ball and looked like they were going to win easily.
By the time I got to work, 8 minutes later, the Packers were trailing and ended up losing in overtime.
From ESPN: Never doubt the resilience of the Seattle Seahawks.
Plagued by turnovers and outplayed much of Sunday by Green Bay, the Seahawks staged an improbable comeback and beat the Packers 28-22 in overtime. Russell Wilson, who struggled until the final minutes, hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into the extra period to end the game.
Seattle (14-4) trailed 19-7 with about four minutes remaining and had been ineffective on offense all game. Wilson finally put a drive together with passes to Doug Baldwin and Marshawn Lynch -- initially ruled a touchdown but called back because he stepped out of bounds. Wilson finished with a 1-yard scoring run to cut the lead to 19-14 with 2:09 left.
The onside kick went high to Packers tight end Brandon Bostick, but he couldn't gather it, and Seattle's Chris Matthews recovered at the 50. The crowd, which had been quiet since falling behind 16-0, came alive and Lynch sped and powered his way to a 24-yard TD run. On the 2-point conversion, Wilson -- about to be sacked -- threw a desperate pass hauled in by Luke Willson to make it 22-19 with 1:25 remaining.
Aaron Rodgers, limping on an injured calf, calmly led the Packers (13-5) down the field to set up Mason Crosby's fifth field goal, a 48-yarder with 14 seconds to go to force overtime.
Then Wilson and Kearse struck, with Kearse -- the target on all four of Wilson's interceptions -- beating Tramon Williams on the winning pass. Kearse caught the winning score in last year's conference title win over San Francisco, too.  http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=400749519
As my wife was feeding me the information, my first thought was she was pulling a joke on me and then I felt anger towards the Packers.  I then wondered if any Packer players or coaches were bought.  Yeah,  I am looking at A.J. Hawk, Aaron rodgers and Brandon Bostick along with coaches Dom Capers and Mike McCarthy.
A.J. Hawk completely blew his coverage on the fake field goal attempt that turned into a touchdown.  Even a middle school football player knows you never leave a potential receiver on a field goal go uncovered, which Hawk did.
Rodgers, after Richard Sherman got hurt, did not go after Sherman after Sherman got into the game.  Why?  Sherman was essentially playing with 1 arm and Rodgers didn't go after him right after he got hurt.
Bostick screwed up the on-side kick by not letting Jordy Nelson get the ball on the onside kick.
Capers defense allowed 2 touchdowns within a couple of minutes of each other at the end of the game.  Why?
McCarthy, refused to go after Sherman immediately after he was hurt and his team allowed 3 touchdowns at the very end of the game.
So, in my anger, I thought a player or coach was paid off to throw the game.
But in the end, the Seattle Seahawks wanted to win more, outplayed the Packers when it mattered the most- at the end of the game and Seattle was outcoached when it mattered most.
Yes, this is just a football game, but this is not Pee Wee football, this is football where you supposedly have the best of the best players and coaches in the world and you have cheered for your team going on for 50 years.
So, yes, this Packer game hurts, especially since they should have won the game except for some horrible play down the stretch.
But at least I do have some comfort: I am not a Chicago Bears fan.

GO PACK GO!!!


This afternoon, the Green Bay Packers are playing the Seattle Chickenhawks in Seattle to see who will go onto the Super Bowl next month.
My heart says go with the Packers however, my wallet and mind favor the Chickenhawks.
Hey, Packers, win one for Bart Starr.

Another Cop Being Railroaded

From Arizona Central(Phoenix):
The Arizona State University officer accused of wrongfully arresting a university professor last summer is set to be fired on Wednesday, but he's fighting back.
Stewart Ferrin was given a termination notice last week based on the findings of an internal investigation conducted by the ASU Police Department.
"There's a couple things that our attorney is looking at and trying to figure out how and why," he said in an interview with 12 News. "I don't know, I don't think it meets the qualifications for termination."
Ferrin's termination stems from the May 20th arrest of Ersula Ore, an assistant English professor, who was stopped for jaywalking on College Avenue near Fifth Street.
A dashboard camera video of the arrest – which quickly went viral – shows the two struggling. Ore refused to show Ferrin an identification and then kicked him, according to the police report.
She later pled guilty to resisting arrest and was sentenced to nine months of probation.
Ore filed a $2 million claim against the university alleging false arrest, excessive force and civil rights violations. The FBI investigated Ferrin but the U.S. Attorney's Office declined to prosecute.
Ferrin said the arrest wasn't racially motivated.
"I can tell you flat out there's no racism involved in this whatsoever," he said. "I was an LDS missionary in Chile, a South American country. I was the white guy in Hispanic culture, so I know what it is to a certain extent to be a minority."
But Ferrin said he stands by decisions made during the arrest.
"I guess if I came into this situation again I would handle it a little differently but I stand by the decisions I made that night," he said.   http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/tempe/2015/01/18/asu-officer-fighting-termination/21942847/The only reason why this cop was fired is because the University decided to suck up to a loud mouth professor who is better standing up in front of a Jerry Springer audience rather than a lecture hall full of students.
It's sad that this supposed professor brought down this police officer, when the officer was just doing his job.
And the professor admitted that she was guilty of resisting arrest.
So, why does this Jerry Springer wannabe guest still have her job?

Friday, January 16, 2015

Booo

From ESPN: A Southern California high school basketball coach has been suspended and faces accusations of mercilessly running up the score after his team won a game 161-2, one of the most lopsided scores in state history.
Arroyo Valley High girls' coach Michael Anderson was suspended for two games after the victory last week against Bloomington High.
Anderson said that he wasn't trying to run up the score or embarrass the opposition. His team had won four previous games by at least 70 points, and Bloomington had already lost a game by 91.
"The game just got away from me," Anderson told the San Bernardino Sun on Friday. "I didn't play any starters in the second half. I didn't expect them to be that bad. I'm not trying to embarrass anybody."
He says if he had it to do again, he'd have played only reserves after the first quarter, or, "I wouldn't play the game at all."
But Bloomington coach Dale Chung says Arroyo Valley used a full-court press for the entire first half to lead 104-1 at halftime.
"People shouldn't feel sorry for my team," Chung said. "They should feel sorry for his team, which isn't learning the game the right way."
Anderson has served one game of the suspension, a game his team won 80-19 with his son Nick at the helm. He'll return after sitting out one more.
"He's a great X's and O's coach," Chung said. "Ethically? Not so much. He knows what he did was wrong."  http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/story/_/id/12182194/california-girls-high-school-basketball-coach-suspended-two-games-161-2-win
Yeah, well, Chung, the opposing coach, has no right to complain because he brought a very poor team to the floor.  Maybe if he was a better coach, he would not be in this position of losing by 159 points.
But this is California, where liberals and the PC crowds run amok.  Instead of barking that the losing team should have been better, they demanded  the winning team be worse. 
That is California crazy.

Aww, Poor Baby

From the NY Daily News: Oklahoma’s first execution since it botched the lethal injection of a death row inmate 10 months ago saw convicted baby killer Charles Frederick Warner exclaim from the death chamber: “My body is on fire.”
In a disturbing sequence, the 47-year-old Warner made the claim after getting a dose of the sedative midazolam followed by involuntary twitching after the lethal injection was administered. He stopped breathing seven minutes later.
The Thursday night execution at Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester came after an extensive look at the process that included $71,000 in upgrades and even went before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Warner’s own execution was originally scheduled for April 29, the same night that inmate Clayton Lockett convulsed, spurted blood and writhed on his gurney during an execution that lasted 43 minutes. Prison officials later called Lockett’s prolonged death a “bloody mess.”
Convicted in the 1997 rape and murder of an 11-month-old girl in Oklahoma City, Warner could not escape his fate. But he added to the controversy surrounding lethal injection before his death.
“Before I give my final statement, I’ll tell you they poked me five times. It hurt. It feels like acid,” Warner said before the execution began.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/convicted-killers-fla-okla-executed-night-article-1.2080498
The liberal media, the NY Daily News glosses over what this thug did to get the death penalty.
Well, the thug did this:
The killing for which Warner was sentenced to death happened in August 1997, in the home that her and his two children shared with Shonda Waller, who has been variously described as an ex-girlfriend or former roommate in court papers. Ms Waller went out to run errands and when she returned, the child was unconscious. Resuscitation efforts failed and the baby was pronounced dead at the hospital, NBC reported.
A post-mortem examination of the little girl found a crushing injury to the head and brain damage, a broken jaw, three fractured ribs and a lacerated liver. Warner’s own son testified that he had seen his father shaking the baby.  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/charles-warner-execution-my-body-is-on-fire-9981842.html
The thug also was convicted of rape.
So, the thug felt a little discomfort.
But compared to what this thug to this little girl, the pain the thug felt was nothing.

What Was The Point?

From ESPN: Penn State's football team is getting back 112 wins wiped out during the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, and the late Joe Paterno has been restored as the winningest coach in major college football history.
The NCAA announced the new settlement with the school Friday, weeks before a scheduled trial on the legality of the 2012 consent decree it will replace.
The new deal also directs a $60 million fine to address child abuse be spent within Pennsylvania and resolves that lawsuit.
The NCAA's board of governors approved the settlement, association spokesman Bob Williams said. The Penn State board approved it Friday afternoon.
"I want to thank Sen. (Jake) Corman, Treasurer (Rob) McCord, and the NCAA for their efforts to bring about an outcome that is in the best interest of Penn State," university president Eric Barron said in a statement. "I also want to thank the hard-working students, staff and faculty at Penn State who have ensured the highest level of compliance and ethics. Finally, I want to make it clear that we have a tremendous alumni community that cares a great deal for Penn State. It is my hope that this agreement will continue the healing process for all."
The announcement follows the NCAA's decision last year to reinstate the school's full complement of football scholarships and let Penn State participate in postseason play, and it comes just days after a federal judge declined to rule on the consent decree's constitutionality.  http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/12179571/joe-paterno-111-wins-were-vacated-restored
So, what was the point of taking away the wins from Penn State, other than being vindictive, piling on punishment and embarrassing Paterno when he was still alive?
The NCAA is nothing more than a bunch of clowns climbing out of a clown car at clown college.
I said when the punishment came down that the punishment was excessive and hurt players and some coaches who were not even on Penn State campus when the incidents with Sandusky were going on.
So, congratulations to JoePa, the coach with the most wins in the NCAA.  Too bad he wasn't alive when they changed their minds.

The Difference Between A Leader And A muslim Wanna Be

From Fox News:
"Poisonous ideology." 
"Radical, death cult of a narrative."
British Prime Minister David Cameron was unsparing in his condemnation of Islamist terrorists on Friday, as he stood beside President Obama in the White House. 
Like French officials last week following the deadly attacks in Paris, the PM bluntly described the problem as a "very serious Islamist extremist terrorist threat." 
Obama? The U.S. president stayed the rhetorical course. 
Despite the increasingly tough rhetoric from Cameron, French President Francois Hollande and others, Obama continued to describe the enemy as "violent extremism" and "violent terrorism" -- even "nihilism." 
The following are key remarks from each world leader. See if you can spot the differences: 
Obama: 
"We both recognize that intelligence and military force alone is not going to solve this problem, so we're also going to keep working together on strategies to counter violent extremism that radicalizes recruits and mobilizes people, especially young people, to engage in terrorism." 
"We also look forward to welcoming our British friends to our summit next month on countering violent terrorism, because whether in Europe or in America, a critical weapon against terrorism is our adherence to our freedoms and values at home, including the pluralism and the respect and tolerance that defines us as diverse and democratic societies." 
"This phenomenon of violent extremism, the ideology, the networks, the capacity to recruit young people, this has metastasized and it is widespread, and it has penetrated communities around the world." ...
Cameron: 
"We know what we're up against. And we know how we will win. We face a poisonous and fanatical ideology that wants to pervert one of the world's major religions, Islam, and create conflict, terror and death. With our allies, we will confront it wherever it appears." 
"We will deploy additional intelligence and surveillance assets to help Iraqi forces on the ground, and we will ensure they are better trained and equipped to counter explosive devices. But most important of all, we must also fight this poisonous ideology starting at home." 
"We do face a very serious Islamist extremist terrorist threat in Europe, in America, across the world. And we have to be incredibly vigilant in terms of that threat." 
"It means countering this poisonous, fanatical death cult of a narrative that is perverting the religion of Islam." 
"But here's, I think, the really determining point: You can have, tragically, people who have had all the advantages of integration, who've had all the economic opportunities that our countries can offer, who still get seduced by this poisonous, radical, death cult of a narrative."   http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/01/16/obama-vs-cameron-british-pm-takes-hard-line-on-islamist-extremists-obama-avoids/
Prime Minister David Cameron is a world leader and Obama is a follower and a wanna be muslim.
Right now, Obama cannot fathom that the muslim religion can be evil to many of it's followers.
And Obama is downright flustered because he thought by talking to the radical muslims and making deals with them, they would just lay down their weapons, stop their violence and listen to him.
Well the radicals didn't listen to Obama and he doesn't know what to do now.
So, Obama is just a follower instead of a leader when it comes to dealing with radical islam.

Good For Arizona

From the LVRJ: Arizona’s high school students will be required to pass the same civics test that immigrants must pass to gain citizenship, under a first-in-the-nation bill signed into law on Thursday.
Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey, who had championed the idea in his state-of-the-state address on Monday, signed the measure only hours after it sailed through the state House and Senate on Thursday.
“Not long from now, our children will be entrusted with protecting the principles on which this country was founded, and it is up to us to prepare them for that responsibility today,” Ducey said in a statement.
Ducey, sworn into office on Jan. 5, hailed the bi-partisan passage of the bill and said it would “help ensure all Arizona students understand basic American civics.”
The fast-tracked bill, the first to hit Ducey’s desk since the state Legislature convened on Monday, requires that students correctly answer 60 of 100 questions on the test beginning in the 2016-17 school year.
Students would be allowed to take the test as many times as necessary in order to pass, according to the new law.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nation-and-world/new-arizona-law-mandates-students-pass-civic-test
For those new to the blog, I do not like proficiency exams- they are a waste of time and money and accomplish very little.
But if you are going to have a proficiency exam, a civic exam should be at the tip of the list.
However, many liberals, along with the Fed's and Eric Holder, will say the test is racist and they will sue to have test thrown out.
So, congratulations to Arizona for being the first in the U.S. in requiring this exam.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hump Day Funny

Courtesy of Common Sense Evaluation:
Four men were bragging about how smart their dogs were. One was an engineer, the second man was an accountant, the third was a chemist, and the fourth was a government worker.
To show off, the engineer called to his dog, “T-Square” do your stuff!” T-Square trotted over to a desk, took out some paper and a pen and promptly drew a square, circle and triangle. Everyone agreed that was pretty smart.
But, the accountant said his dog could do better. He called to his dog and said, “Spreadsheet, do your stuff.” Spreadsheet went into the kitchen and returned with a dozen cookies. He then divided them into 4 equal piles of 3 cookies each. Everyone agreed that was good.
But the chemist said his dog could do better. He called to his dog and said, “Measure, do your stuff.” Measure got up, walked over to the fridge, took out a quart of milk, got a 10 oz. glass from the cup-board and poured exactly 8 oz. without spilling a drop. Everyone agreed that was pretty impressive.
The three men turned to the government worker and said, “What can your dog do?” The government worker called to his dog and said, “Coffee Break, do your stuff.” Coffee Break jumped to his feet, ate the cookies, drank the milk, took a crap on the paper, had sex with the other three dogs, claimed he injured his back while doing so, filed a grievance report for unsafe working conditions, put in for worker’s compensation and then went home for the rest of the day on sick leave.
They ALL agreed, that dog was brilliant!
http://www.commonsenseevaluation.com/2015/01/14/joke-day-whos-dog-better/#sthash.FxitSYqK.dpbs

Another Obama Mess

From Yahoo News: Filing a federal tax return is about to get more complicated for millions of families because of President Barack Obama's health law. But they shouldn't expect much help from the Internal Revenue Service.
Got a question for the IRS? Good luck reaching someone by phone. The tax agency says only half of the 100 million people expected to call this year will be able to reach a person.
Callers who do get through may have to wait on hold for 30 minutes or more to talk to someone who will answer only the simplest questions.
"Taxpayers who need help are not getting it, and tax compliance is likely to suffer over the longer term if these problems are not quickly and decisively addressed," said a report Wednesday by agency watchdog Nina E. Olson.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen says budget cuts are forcing the agency to reduce taxpayer services and other functions. The number of audits will decline, technology upgrades will be delayed and the agency might be forced to shut down and furlough workers for two days later this year, Koskinen said.
The IRS will no longer help low-income taxpayers fill out their returns, and tax refunds could be delayed for people who file paper returns.
"It couldn't be worse timing," Koskinen said of the budget cuts.  http://news.yahoo.com/irs-cuts-taxpayer-services-filing-returns-gets-harder-150035056--finance.html
Oh, boo hoo.
If the IRS wanted to do, they could find ways to provide improved customer service, if they really wanted to.
When a government agency perceives that they get less money, the first thing they do is do away with customer service- what little customer service government agencies do give.
They don't do away with bonuses, they don't lay off staff, they don't privative services like custodians to save money, they don't become more efficient, they don't give up their travel, staying at nice hotels and other taxpayer rip offs.
But they do down size of customer service and service to the poor.
But if the IRS does do the customer service slow down dance, then may we should go to the flat tax and get rid of 95% of the IRS.

Obama Legacy: Horrible Economy

 

From Gallup:
The U.S. now ranks not first, not second, not third, but 12th among developed nations in terms of business startup activity. Countries such as Hungary, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand, Sweden, Israel and Italy all have higher startup rates than America does.
We are behind in starting new firms per capita, and this is our single most serious economic problem. Yet it seems like a secret. You never see it mentioned in the media, nor hear from a politician that, for the first time in 35 years, American business deaths now outnumber business births.
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the total number of new business startups and business closures per year -- the birth and death rates of American companies -- have crossed for the first time since the measurement began. I am referring to employer businesses, those with one or more employees, the real engines of economic growth. Four hundred thousand new businesses are being born annually nationwide, while 470,000 per year are dying.
Until 2008, startups outpaced business failures by about 100,000 per year. But in the past six years, that number suddenly turned upside down. There has been an underground earthquake. As you read this, we are at minus 70,000 in terms of business survival. The data are very slow coming out of the U.S. Department of Census, via the Small Business Administration, so it lags real time by two years...
There are only 6 million businesses in the United States with one or more employees. Of those, 3.8 million have four or fewer employees -- mom and pop shops owned by people who aren't building a business as much as they are building a life. And God bless them all. That is what America is for. We need every single one of them.
Next, there are about a million companies with five to nine employees, 600,000 businesses with 10 to 19 employees, and 500,000 companies with 20 to 99 employees. There are 90,000 businesses with 100 to 499 employees. And there are just 18,000 with 500 employees or more, and that figure includes about a thousand companies with 10,000 employees or more. Altogether, that is America, Inc.
I don't want to sound like a doomsayer, but when small and medium-sized businesses are dying faster than they're being born, so is free enterprise. And when free enterprise dies, America dies with it....
http://www.gallup.com/businessjournal/180431/american-entrepreneurship-dead-alive.aspx
Yes, the stock market is up.
Gas prices are way down (no thanks to Obama and the Fed's)
But people are working part time jobs more often.
More people are out of work than ever before.
More people are receiving some kind of government assistance than ever before.
And now, more evidence that the U.S. economy still sucks and that the Obama administration is directly responsible for the decline.
ObamaCare and the anti-business regulations that Obama administration has put upon businesses is helping to destroy the U.S. economy.
Just another legacy Obama will leave with us when he is gone in less than 2 years.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Philly Union Thug On Trial

If you look in the dictionary for the words "union thug", this union thug's picture will be one of the picture's shown.
From Philly.com:
Two views of Philadelphia Ironworkers Union boss Joseph Dougherty - general waging a guerrilla war against nonunion contractors, or aging leader undermined by ruthless underlings - are now up to a federal jury to sort out...
He is charged with racketeering conspiracy; two arson-related counts for damage to a site on Grays Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia on July 18, 2013; two arson-related counts in the Oct. 12, 2013, attempted attack on a site in Malvern; and a count of extortion for allegedly coercing a steel company to hire union ironworkers to erect an apartment building at 31st and Spring Garden Streets in West Philadelphia....
In closing arguments, Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Livermore said there was no doubt Dougherty improved the lives of his union members and won their loyalty.
But he added that Dougherty's voice on FBI wiretaps also made it clear that the union boss hated nonunion contractors and believed in using arson, intimidation, and extortion to force them to hire union ironworkers. "He calls them pigs and he treats them worse than any pig should be treated," Livermore said, adding that Dougherty "created a culture within the union where these acts were not only tolerated, but they were rewarded." 
If this union thug is convicted, they ought to revoke his bail and send him right to prison until the day he dies.
He is nothing more than a union thug with no redeeming moral values.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Idiot In The Media

I guess this moron gets paid to say stupid things.
From the Washington Examiner:
This week’s example of the media’s lefty tilt features former Rolling Stone executive editor Eric Bates, now executive editor of First Look Media, on MSNBC’s Now with Alex Wagner on Wednesday, talking about the terrorist attack against a French satire magazine in which twelve were murdered:
“This isn’t just Islamic extremism. If you go back to the ’80s — during the Reagan administration — when Jerry Falwell sued Hustler magazine for portraying him having, I believe it was drunken incest with his mother in an outhouse — again, in a visual form — and won a $150,000 court case against Hustler for that. It was overturned by the Supreme Court, I think, eight-to-zero.
“So you know, religious fundamentalists of all stripes and of nationalities have this penchant to say, we want to be able tell you what you can and can’t portray.”  http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/jerry-falwell-compared-to-jihadists/article/2558537
While this terrorist attack was ongoing, I had to watch CNN just about every other minute, the CNN "reporters" kept making excuses for muslims and kept mentioning muslims and possible repercussions.
About1 time an hour, they would actually mention the victims of the muslim terrorist pigs attacks but rarely mentioned their names.
So, the lefty media shows once again their love for radical muslims and their anti-Semitism.

What The Racist Fool And Tool Protestors/Rioters Really Want

For the past several months, many cities in the U.S. has had to endure protestors/rioters in their cities.  The fools and tools of the bigger racists, like Obama, Holder Sharpton and Jackson, have shut down portions of cities, if they hadn't didn't destroy them first.
But what do these fools and tools of the Racist Brothers really want?  You see them rally and make jackasses of themselves but you never know what their demands are.
Well, the police chief of liberal Madison, WI. gives us some insight of what some of these fools and tools really want.
From Madison.com: Madison’s police chief issued a stern rebuke Monday to a protest group that has said his department perpetuates disparities between black and white residents of the city, writing that he is tired of police being blamed for problems that are beyond their control....
The coalition’s open letter, sent to the chief and others on Friday, called police an “occupying force” in communities of color.
To address wide disparities in black and white arrest rates, the group demanded police reduce their presence in those neighborhoods and cut in half the number of black and poor people the department arrests.
“The relationship that we desire to have with the police is simple: no interaction,” the group wrote. “Our people need opportunities for self-determination, not policing.”...
“It is time for Young, Gifted and Black to look a lot deeper at the issues besetting our people of color and stop pandering to the ‘blame game’ of throwing my department to the wolves.
Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/crime_and_courts/police-chief-rebukes-young-gifted-and-black-coalition-in-blog/article_99832911-5f14-5b2c-a909-eee6b0829608.html#ixzz3OfmPESw7
And these fools and tools also want this:
One of our publicly-stated demands is for the immediate release of 350 Black people from the Dane County Jail, with the ongoing demand to keep this number out of the jail in order to remove 350 beds from the facility. This means that, every month, 350 Black people must be prevented and/or diverted from entering the jail, as there are typically 3,900 Black people that cycle through the jail every year. This would eliminate the need for 350 beds in the jail, and also eliminate the need for renovations due to safety and mental health concerns. If there was no structural racism, the jails and the arrest rates should be proportional to the demographics of the population. In a jail of 800, without structural racism and a demographic of 5% Black population there should be closer to 40 Black people, rather than the 400 Black people currently incarcerated.  http://www.wisconsingazette.com/wisconsin/young-gifted-and-black-coalition-open-letter-to-madison-police-chief-michael-koval.html
So, next time you see these fools and tools marching/riots, just think of these racist's moronic demands.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Palm Trees Have Killed More People Than Ebola In U.S.

For the 2nd time in about a month, a Palm Tree has reached and crushed someone.
From the LVRJ: A tree trimmer died Sunday afternoon after he was trapped in a palm tree in North Las Vegas, according to the fire department.
Las Vegas and North Las Vegas firefighters responded just before 1:50 p.m. to 1635 Palmer St., near East Owens Avenue and North Pecos Road, to a man who was about 30 feet up in a palm tree and yelling for help, according to Las Vegas Fire Department spokesman Tim Szymanski.
He was not showing any obvious signs of life when he was rescued by a truck with a bucket at the end of an extended arm, said North Las Vegas Fire Captain Cedric Williams.
He was taken in an ambulance about 2:30 p.m. It was unclear if the man, who Williams described as “middle-aged,” was pronounced dead in the ambulance or at the hospital.
The man who was trimming a palm tree in December was trapped in the fronds and had complained of having trouble breathing. He died of positional mechanical asphyxia, meaning the position of his body obstructed his airways, preventing oxygen from entering his lungs, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/tree-trimmer-dies-after-being-trapped-palm-tree
Of course, one wonders why the guy was out in th e rain trimming trees in the middle of a rain storm.
But Palm Trees have killed more people in Vegas than Ebola has killed in the entire U.S.

Obama Administration: Stupid Is As Stupid Does

From the NY Daily News: The city of light became a beacon of leadership Sunday when more than 40 heads of state came together to denounce terrorism, with one glaring exception: the lack of a high-ranking U.S. official.
French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron and dozens of other world leaders — including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas — all took part in the powerful denunciation of last week’s terror attacks that left 17 innocents dead.
But the nation that stands as the symbolic face of the war on terror was nowhere in sight.
Neither President Obama nor Vice President Biden showed up — and in fact, America’s only representative was its relatively unknown and low-profile ambassador to France....
Attorney General Eric Holder did go to Paris — but only for an anti-terrorism summit convened by Hollande ahead of the unity rally.  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/eric-holder-u-s-dignitaries-no-shows-paris-unity-rally-article-1.2073821
I will give Obama an Biden very little slack because it is not easy to arrange all the security and get expensive hotels for Obama or Biden on a short notice.
But Holder- no excuse whatsoever.
3 cops were killed in Paris and would it too much for Holder, the chief law enforcement officer in the U.S., to get off his big fat ass to pay honor to these 3 cops and the other cops who were injured?
What an complete ass.

Karma



So, Dallas now knows something about being hosed. sine they were hosed today at Green Bay when Dez Bryant's catch was ruled an incompletion due to a Green bay Challenge.
I am a Green Bay fan and while the call was technically correct, I am surprised it was overturned.
But then again, Bryant is a big jerk and he showed up the referees last week and many times before.
So, it may have been payback time.

Friday, January 9, 2015

President Obama: Follow Your Own Advice

Obama can't be that damn stupid, can he?
From the Arizona Central: President Barack Obama only reiterated a plan announced Wednesday to lower mortgage insurance premiums Thursday morning during his speech at Phoenix's Central High School. He offered no additional initiatives to help homeowners....
"The new rates are for responsible buyers," Obama added. "Don't buy something you can't afford."  http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/politics/2015/01/08/obama-speech-phoenix-housing-mortgage/21428209/
Yes, President Obama, don't buy something like you can't afford.
Like $2,000,000,000,000 a year in the Federal budget plus all the other regulations Obama has put on U.S. business.
Plus ObamaCare.
So, did a speech writer write this part of the speech or did Obama make another off the cuff remark that makes him look stupid?

Another Reason Why Hillary Won't Be President: Part 1

From the NY Post: Hillary Clinton is “furious” at husband Bill Clinton, according to Washington insiders, after his name came up in the latest sex scandal involving his disgraced former pal ­Jeffrey Epstein.
Sources at the funeral of Mario Cuomo also said they saw a peevish-looking Hillary angrily “storm” past the former president after he dutifully waited for her by the door of St. Ignatius Loyola Church.
“Talk in Washington is that Hillary is furious with Bill about all this new information on Jeffrey Epstein,” said a DC insider familiar with both Epstein and the Clintons.
Bill’s name has popped up in 2011 court documents relating to Epstein after a woman said to be Virginia Roberts filed a bombshell suit alleging she was Epstein’s teen “sex slave” and paid $15,000 to bed Epstein’s pal, Britain’s Prince Andrew.
The 2011 court docs reveal that 21 email ­addresses and phone numbers for Bill and an aide were found in Epstein’s electronic black book, and that Bill “frequently flew” with Epstein on his private plane from 2002 to 2005. But the papers say he then “suddenly stopped, raising the suspicion that the friendship abruptly ended, perhaps because of events related to Epstein’s sexual abuse of children.”
Witnesses at Cuomo’s funeral on Tuesday told Page Six that Bill was “waiting by the front door for a long time” before the ceremony. “People assumed he was waiting for Matilda Cuomo. But then Hillary came storming in right past him.” Bill, the spy said, had been waiting for his wife, who didn’t look too happy with him.  http://pagesix.com/2015/01/08/hillary-furious-over-bills-part-in-latest-epstein-sex-scandal/
Not only will Clinton(s) have to deal will all the past scandals- Bill makes Bill Cosby look like a saint, she will have to deal with all the new ones- both his and her scandals.
Just another reason why Hillary won't be president.

Another Reason Why Hillary Won't Be President Part 2

From the Weekly Standard: "This is what we call smart power," Clinton said to a small audience at Georgetown. "Using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security. Leaving no one on the sidelines. Showing respect even for one's enemies. Trying to understand, in so far as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view. Helping to define the problems, determine the solutions. That is what we believe in the 21st century will change -- change the prospects for peace."
Clinton served as secretary of state for the first four years of the Barack Obama presidency. She's considered a likely presidential candidate for the 2016 election.  http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/hillary-we-must-empathize-americas-enemies_820584.html
Um, ok, Hillary, shall we show respect to those terrorist murderous pigs in Paris.
This quote alone should be enough to keep Hillary from becoming president.

Predictions For NFL Playoffs

Here are my predictions for the NFL playoffs this weekend:
Home Team           Visitors           Line         Over/under  My Picks

New England      Baltimore           NE 7.5      48       New England Over

Denver                Indy Colts          Denver 7   53.5   Denver, Under

Seattle                Carolina              Seattle 11.5  40  Seattle, Over

Green Bay         Dallas                 Green Bay  6  52  Green Bay Over

Here are my predictions for the weekend, what are yours?
Update:
So, I went 4-4 for the weekend, including getting 3 out 4 over/under right.
Not bad, especially since many of those who do this for a living or charge people did as good or worse than I did.

Aww, Come On GOP

Seriously:
Mitt Romney
Jeb Bush
Chris Christie
Mike Huckabee
This is the best the GOP leaders can do for the 2016 presidential run?
Yes, We still have Scott Walker,  Bobby Jindal and may be another GOP governor.
(Christie may not be running as he is sucking up to the Dallas Cowboys and Jerry Jones, thereby pissing off 95% of men and most women who hate the Cowboys)
But Romney and Bush as the favorites of the GOP elite?
Seriously?

How Do You Get One Of Those?

From the Wausau Daily Herald:  A 37-year-old Wausau-area emergency room physician was arrested and charged with soliciting prostitution during a recent sting conducted in Rothschild.
Dr. Andrew J. Weddle of Wausau was arrested following an undercover operation run jointly by the Rothschild and Wausau police departments on Dec. 18 and 19, Rothschild Police Capt. Kevin Ostrowski said.
Weddle was cited for soliciting prostitution without a permit, Ostrowski said. The citation carries a maximum fine of $1,951.  http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/story/news/local/2015/01/08/local-doctor-arrested-prostitution-sting/21457719/
So, where do you get one of these permits?
Maybe Clark County ought to think about getting these permits?

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Why Were The Fed's Involved?

From the LVRJ: Abdul Howard, a career criminal known as the “Cinched Hoodie Robber,” was sentenced to 13 consecutive terms of life in federal prison Thursday for a series of armed convenience store robberies during a 2013 crime spree.
Howard, 49, who is awaiting trial in Clark County District Court on murder and sexual assault charges, shot a store clerk in the neck, seriously wounding him, in one of the robberies.
Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro said she had “no problem” putting Howard behind bars for the rest of his life.
“You are an extremely dangerous man,” she told Howard, adding she wanted to make sure the impact on the victims of his crime spree weren’t forgotten....
Following an 11-day federal trial, Howard was convicted in June of all 27 counts stemming from 14 armed robberies during the crime spree. One of the robberies occurred at a small casino. The jury found him guilty of 14 felony counts of interference with commerce by robbery, 12 counts of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and one count of a felon in possession of a firearm.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/hoodie-robber-gets-13-life-terms-prison
For the record, I am glad the thug is off the streets.
However, why were the Fed's involved?  These charges could have and should have been tried in the Nevada court system.
If you took it to the extreme, anyone busted for shoplifting could be prosecuted under "interference with commerce by robbery" by the Feds.
All the charges he was convicted of could have been brought into State court to be tried by local jury and sent to a local prison.
The Clark County DA and Las Vegas Metro are getting lazy and they are giving more control to the Feds, and that is not a good thing.
Ironically, the Feds will interfere in this case but they refuse to prosecute 99% of the illegal aliens who live in the U.S..

Guns Save Another Life

Many anti-gun nuts hate this.
From the Las Vegas Sun:
A resident shot and killed one of two intruders who broke into a northwest valley house during an armed home invasion Wednesday night, Metro Police said.
Two people kicked in the door of the house, and the resident, who was home alone, fled to an upstairs bedroom, police said.
One of the intruders, who was carrying a handgun, followed the resident upstairs, police said.
The resident and the man engaged in a gunfight, and the intruder was shot multiple times before he ran from the house and collapsed in the street, police said.
He was taken to University Medical Center and later died, Officer Laura Meltzer said.  http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2015/jan/08/police-resident-reports-shooting-burglary-suspect/
I am not a gun nut- never owned one.
But those who need guns for protection, hunting or for fun, they should be able to purchase them with few restrictions because do save lives.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Atlanta Fire Chief Fired For His Views On Gays

Whether the gay community wants to admit it or not, there are people with strong religious convictions that think the act of between males and males and females and females is morally wrong.
From Fox News:
Kelvin Cochran was five-years-old when he realized that he wanted to be a firefighter.
“My family was very, very poor,” Cochran told me. “We were living in a shotgun house in an alley – three big brothers, two little sisters.”
One Sunday afternoon the Cochran children heard a fire truck stop across from their neighbor’s home. Miss Maddie’s house was one fire.
“That’s the day that God convicted me in my heart that I wanted to be a firefighter when I grew up,” Cochran said. “All I thought about growing up in Shreveport was not being poor and being a firefighter.”...
But now Chief Cochran’s storied career is up in smoke – all because of a book he wrote for a men’s Bible study group at his Baptist church.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced Tuesday that Cochran had been fired. The announcement came on the same day Cochran was supposed to return to work following a 30-day suspension. 
“The LGBT members of our community have a right to be able to express their views and convictions about sexuality and deserve to be respected for their position without hate or discrimination,” Cochran told me in an exclusive interview. “But Christians also have a right to express our belief regarding our faith and be respected for our position without hate and without discrimination. In the United States, no one should be vilified, hated or discriminated against for expressing their beliefs.”
Cochran had been suspended in November because of a passage he wrote about homosexuality in a book titled, “Who Told You That You Were Naked?” The book’s theme is about biblical morality.
“This is about judgment,” Mayor Reed said during a Tuesday press conference. “This is not about religious freedom. This is not about free speech. Judgment is the basis of the problem.”
Last November the mayor posted a public condemnation of the fire chief on his official Facebook page.
“I profoundly disagree with and am deeply disturbed by the sentiments expressed in the paperback regarding the LGBT community,” the mayor wrote. “I will not tolerate discrimination of any kind within my administration.”
The mayor went on to inform the public that Cochran had been suspended without pay and was ordered to complete a sensitivity training class. 
“I want to be clear that the material in Chief Cochran’s book is not representative of my personal beliefs, and is inconsistent with the Administration’s work to make Atlanta a more welcoming city for all of her citizens -- regardless of their sexual orientation, gender, race and religious beliefs,” Mayor Reed wrote.
So what in the world did Cochran write that was so offensive to the mayor and the LGBT community?
According to the GA Voice, a publication that covers the LGBT community, there were two items that caused concern: 
“Uncleanness – whatever is opposite of purity; including sodomy, homosexuality, lesbianism, pederasty, bestiality, all other forms of sexual perversion.”
“Naked men refuse to give in, so they pursue sexual fulfillment through multiple partners, with the opposite sex, the same sex, and sex outside of marriage and many other vile, vulgar and inappropriate ways which defile their body – temple and dishonor God.”
Cochran said he referenced homosexuality on less than a half a page in the 160-page book....
Cochran told me that someone within the department obtained a copy of the book and took it to openly-gay city council member Alex Wan.  
Wan released a statement supporting Cochran’s termination and said it “sends a strong message to employees about how much we value diversity and how we adhere to a non-discriminatory environment.”
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/01/07/atlanta-fire-chief-was-fired-because-my-christian-faith/
Yeah, the City of Atlanta loves diversity, except they do not tolerate Christian men.
The gay community expects everybody to be tolerant to their lifestyle but if someone has an opposing view to the gay lifestyle, the gay community are not very tolerant and they try and stifle free speech and thought.
I'd say boycott Atlanta, but who would want to visit Atlanta, that crap hole and loser of a city?

The Truth About Unions Comes Out

This isn't a surprise that this happens but a huge surprise that a union official let it slip.
From Firehouse.com: The newly organized union representing Brooklyn Park's part-time firefighters has sued the city, alleging stall tactics and illegal contact with individual members of the union. The suit also challenges the city's decision to add 18 full-time firefighters with the goal of eventually cutting the number of part-timers in half. The suit, filed by American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council No. 5 on Dec. 23, accuses the city of failing to negotiate in good faith and failing to bargain directly with the union representing part-timers, which was formed last February.
http://www.firehouse.com/news/11799070/minn-union-sues-to-halt-hiring-of-firefighters
And now the money quote:
"After we did this, everything slowed down. We couldn't get them [city officials] to the table to bargain. Then they announce they would be hiring full-time and less part-time. We think they are basically trying to demonstrate they are in control, not us."
Umm, the union should not be the one's in control of any company or government agency (unless they own it) but this union official thinks they should be the one's in control, the supervisors and administrators.

Karma

From the NY Times: For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar.
Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the heart of the 378-year-old university, voted overwhelmingly in November to oppose changes that would require them and thousands of other Harvard employees to pay more for health care. The university says the increases are in part a result of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, which many Harvard professors championed.
The faculty vote came too late to stop the cost increases from taking effect this month, and the anger on campus remains focused on questions that are agitating many workplaces: How should the burden of health costs be shared by employers and employees? If employees have to bear more of the cost, will they skimp on medically necessary care, curtail the use of less valuable services, or both?....
In Harvard’s health care enrollment guide for 2015, the university said it “must respond to the national trend of rising health care costs, including some driven by health care reform,” in the form of the Affordable Care Act. The guide said that Harvard faced “added costs” because of provisions in the health care law that extend coverage for children up to age 26, offer free preventive services like mammograms and colonoscopies and, starting in 2018, add a tax on high-cost insurance, known as the Cadillac tax.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/06/us/health-care-fixes-backed-by-harvards-experts-now-roil-its-faculty.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0
Gee, I thought everyone was going to get our healthcare cheaper because of ObamaCare.
And now the Harvard crowd is crying like babies because they have to pay extra, just like the rest of us.
Liberals love to tell us how to live.
But liberals don't like liberal ideas that hurt them personally.
Hypocrites.

Some Things Just Should Not Be Considered

From Buisness Insider:  Bill Gates has taken to his blog to discuss the latest project from the philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: a machine that transforms human waste into clean water and electricity.
According to Gates, at least 2 billion people worldwide don't have access to adequate sanitation, with human waste often polluting the water supply and remaining untreated.
The "Omniprocessor" aims to help with this problem. Its development is led by Seattle-based engineering firm Janicki Bioenergy.
The machine extracts water from sewage that's piped in or delivered to the facility. The dry sewage is then incinerated to generate steam, which powers the entire machine.
Gates publicly demonstrated his commitment to the new technology by drinking a glass of water on camera that entered the machine as feces just minutes before.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-gates-sewage-water-electricity-2015-1#ixzz3OCVvPJi3
Umm, no, I would rather die of thirst than knowingly drink that water and where it came from.