Sunday, March 31, 2013

New Poll: Gay Marriage, Obama, Education

I have 3 new poll questions up, with a 4th one to come later today.
The first aks what is your highest level of education.
2nd is how you feel about President's job performance
The third asks you how you feel about gay marriage.
And later today, who you think will win the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Thanks for participating and if you have a suggestion for a question, please let me know.  It' not eay coming up with the questions.

He Has Risen

Waste, What Waste?

From the Fairbanks AK. Daily Miner: An unwanted, $80 million ice-breaking ferry owned by an Alaska borough has only one bid to buy it, and it's for $751,000.
The bid was the only entered by Friday's deadline set up by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, which has been trying to get rid of the 200-foot ferry. The borough doesn't have to accept the offer, The Anchorage Daily News reported (
The vessel was completed in 2011 and born out of a partnership between the borough, which wanted a ferry, and the Navy, which wanted a fast military landing craft.
Named the Susitna, the ferry was built as a Navy prototype that would be owned and operated by the borough. The project was funded mainly with Department of Defense earmarks wedged into the federal budget by then-U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens.
The borough has no suitable docks or a workable business plan to operate the vessel as a ferry between Anchorage and Port MacKenzie in the Mat-Su.
With monthly costs to the borough averaging $75,000 for insurance, maintenance, fuel, docking fees and other expenses, the Borough Assembly has directed employees to find the most economical way to shed it.
Hey, it's only $80,000,000 of wasted money or a couple of Obama vacations.


From the Dallas News: Kaufman County’s district attorney and his wife were found slain Saturday, raising fears that their deaths may be part of a plot that included the death of one of the county’s assistant district attorneys in January.
Kaufman Police Chief Chris Aulbaugh and other officials confirmed that Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia Woodward McLelland, had been shot at their home near Forney.
Their deaths followed the Jan. 31 slaying of Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse.
“It is a shock,” Aulbaugh said late Saturday. “It was a shock with Mark Hasse, and now you can just imagine the double shock. … Until we know what happened, I really can’t confirm that it’s related, but you always have to assume until it’s proven otherwise.”
He said that the Texas Rangers were helping with the investigation at the McLellands’ home in an unincorporated part of the county but that the sheriff’s department will be leading the investigation.
“Because we have to treat it as related [to the Hasse investigation], we’ll be working side by side again,” Aulbaugh said.
A law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity described the scene at the McLellands’ home as an awful scene where the door appeared to have been kicked in.
“There are shell casings everywhere,” the official said. “This is unprecedented. This is unbelievable. This is huge.”
The discovery of the McLellands’ bodies spurred a massive response from law enforcement, including the FBI. While dozens of marked and unmarked vehicles patrolled the area, officers went door to door to interview neighbors.
Obviously, someone is pissed with the District attorney's office in Kaufman County.

Las Vegas Lawyer Going To Prison

From the LVRJ: High-profile Las Vegas bankruptcy attorney Randolph Goldberg pleaded guilty Friday to one count of tax evasion.
He struck a deal with federal prosecutors to serve 18 months in prison and voluntarily give up his Nevada law license for two years.
Goldberg, 49, who regularly advertised on television, was indicted by a federal grand jury in September on four counts of tax evasion over a four-year period and five counts of structuring financial transactions to avoid paying taxes.
All but the single tax evasion charge for 2008 will be dismissed at his May 23 sentencing.
Goldberg also could pay as much as $400,000 in restitution under the terms of his plea agreement, which is not binding on U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro when she hands out the sentence.
When Navarro asked Goldberg in court Friday how he wanted to plead, he replied, “Guilty as charged.”
He acknowledged he concealed law practice income from the Internal Revenue Service on his 2008 tax return.
His lawyer, Richard Schonfeld, asked Navarro for as early a sentencing date as possible because Goldberg “would like to put this behind him sooner than later.”
Afterward, Schonfeld said, “Mr. Goldberg accepts responsibility for his mistakes and looks forward to returning to his law practice with the permission of the Nevada State Bar after he serves prison time.”
Remember this commercial, if you live in Vegas?

Obamaville: Thugs acting Like Thugs

From the Chicago Tribune: Nearly 30 people were arrested downtown on Saturday night for disturbances that ranged from bumping into passersby on sidewalks to attacking passengers aboard a CTA train, authorities said, citing preliminary information.
Seventeen of the people in custody -- all but two younger than 18 -- were charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.
Those arrests happened on the Magnificent Mile near North Michigan Avenue and East Erie Street between 7 p.m. and about 7:40 p.m., authorities said. The suspects were alleged to have bumped into other people on the sidewalks, blocked sidewalks and traffic on the street and started fights.
No injuries were reported.
In a separate incident, police arrested 11 teens at the CTA’s State/Lake station in The Loop about 6:35 p.m. after the group attacked two women on an elevated train car, authorities said, citing preliminary information.
The incident started when a woman on the El asked one of the teens to put out a cigarette, authorities said, citing preliminary information. The group of teenagers then allegedly attacked that woman and another woman on the train before running onto the El platform with the purse belonging to one of the victims.
Officers arrested the teens as they attempted to leave the station, authorities said.
The 11 teens, all but one of whom are younger than 18, told police they had agreed on Twitter to meet downtown. It appeared that several of those arrested had not met in person before Saturday, authorities said.,0,2297490.story
Chicago thugs acting like thugs, in Obamaville.
What a shock.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Budget Cuts, What Budget Cuts

From Fox News: It ain't easy being No. 2. 
Vice President Biden is taking his third vacation in as many months, spending the Easter weekend on an island off the coast of South Carolina. 
The vice president and his wife, Jill Biden, arrived Thursday at Kiawah Island, near Charleston. 
Despite budget cuts, and a decision to cancel White House tours in order to save the Secret Service money, the vacation schedules of those the Service protects do not appear to have been hampered. 
Biden and the fam took a trip in February to Snowmass in Colorado. And, while President Obama went to Hawaii, Biden celebrated the new year in January by kicking back in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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3 months, 3 vacations.
Obama/Biden fiddle while the U.S. burns.

This Is Planned ParentHood/Obama's Abortion Position

From Fox News: A representative from Planned Parenthood is raising some eyebrows for her response to questioning on Florida legislation that would require baby's born alive during a botched abortion to receive medical care.
Alisa LaPolt Snow, a lobbyist with the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, testified this week at a committee hearing on the bill, sparking expressions of disbelief when she underscored that such matters be left to the woman, her family and her physician.
"Planned Parenthood condemns any physician who does not follow the law or endangers a woman's or a child's health, but we don't believe that politicians should be the ones who decide what constitutes the best, medically appropriate treatment in any given situation," she said in a prepared statement.
One of the lawmakers asked her what Planned Parenthood's position would be if a baby is born as a result of a botched abortion.
"We believe that any decision that's made should be left up to the woman, her family and the physician," she said.
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This is the view of Obama and also disgraced Senator, Russ Feingold.
Hey, if the kid was meant to be aborted, who cares if the kid was born alive, just kill the baby, so says the abortion fanatics.

He Is A Terrorist

The Obsama administration is at it again.
From Fox News: Legislation that would award the injured from the 2009 Fort Hood shooting the Purple Heart would adversely affect the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan by labeling the attack terrorism, according to a Defense Department document obtained by Fox News.
The document comes following calls from survivors and their families for the military honor, because they say Fort Hood was turned into a battlefield when Hasan opened fire during the November 2009 attack. Fox News is told that the DOD “position paper” is being circulated specifically in response to the proposed legislation.
The document reads in part:
"Passage of this legislation could directly and indirectly influence potential court-martial panel members, witnesses, or the chain of command, all of whom exercise a critical role under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).  Defense counsel will argue that Major Hasan cannot receive a fair trial because a branch of government has indirectly declared that Major Hasan is a terrorist -- that he is criminally culpable."
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The thug is a terrorist, he killed and injured these people in the name of Radical Islam and as a protest of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He is also a criminal by the terrorism he committed.
If the Obama administration cannot see this, then they are just incompetent.
Oh, and by the way, Senile, Coward, Liar Harry Reid has said the hell with the survivors and those who died and he doesn't think they are worthy of a Purple Heart.  Way to go, Harry.
The soldiers who were killed and injured deserve a Purple Heart just as those who have died and were injured on the battlefield.
And by the way, Purple Hearts were awarded for those military personnel who died on 9/11.
And how pathetic of the Obama administration that for 3 1/2 years and the terrorist still has not gone to trial?

Superman Harry Reid To The Rescue

Superman, Harry Reid
Superman Harry Reid to the rescue in the taxi strike in Las Vegas.  Maybe.
From the LVRJ: Union officials said about 700 drivers remain on strike. “We’re down to the bedrock,” Goowin said. “These guys are determined to carry through until we get a better contract.”
He said he received a letter from U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., promising to help settle the strike and reporting that the senator had contacted Yellow Checker Star in that regard.
Company chief operating officer Bill Shranko said the company had not heard from Reid’s office and did not expect him to intervene.
Why di I think that if Reid intervened, it would be an epic fail?

So, How Much Do Strikers Get from Union?

The idiots on strike at Yellow Checker cab are still on strike and are lsong their jobs.
So, just how much is the union helping the workers?
From the LVRJ: The number of pickets swelled on Thursday as the union handed out the $275 per week strike paychecks just outside the yard. Shranko said that led to blocked driveways for non-striking employees leaving and entering the yard.
$275 week?  $55 a day?  $1100 for 4 weeks.
And how much would these drivers make in a week if they didn't go on strike?  2x as much?  3x as much?  Probably more.
Bugs Bunny describes these idiots:

Union Screw Workers

And I thought the union was for the worker.
From the LVRJ: Frias Transportation Management cabdrivers plan a strike tonight against their company, but how effective that effort will be remains a mystery even to those who say they will join in.
Drivers at Frias, the largest cab company in town with five brands, said at a Wednesday night meeting they would gather at a central point on the Strip at 5 p.m. today, then drive in unison to the company’s yard west of Interstate 15 and return their cabs to start the strike.
Not only do they seek more pay in the form of higher commission on the fares they collect during a shift and certain other benefit enhancements, but they have voiced outrage that an out-of-town United Steelworkers Union official signed a contract on March 11 without a membership vote.
The majority of about 250 drivers at the meeting raised their hands in support of a walkout, in which they could be fired and have no union support. Some, however, wanted more time, or expressed fears that too few drivers would show up to make a walkout effective.
Nelson Liechtenstein, a labor history professor at University of California, Santa Barbara, said that strikes in general have declined in recent decades and that wildcats “are now quite rare.”
But he said that the Steelworkers’ action “doesn’t seem right to me. Even in very autocratic unions, you have a vote of some sort.”
The union may have been right and the deal was the best possible.
But why would the union not allow a vote of the workers?
What is the union hiding?
Did the union get bought off by the taxi company?
And I thought the union was for the worker.
I guess not.

Environment Vs U.S. Safety: Obama Votes For Environment

In the unbelievable department:
From Defense Dept: The United States will add more ground-based ballistic missile interceptors to its arsenal to guard against increased threats from North Korea and Iran, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today.
North Korean and Iranian missile capabilities have increased and the United States must stay ahead of that threat, Hagel said. Both have developed longer range ballistic missiles, and North Korea has now conducted three nuclear tests, followed by stepped up threats against the United States and South Korea.
The Pentagon will deploy 14 more ground-based interceptors in locations at Fort Greely, Alaska, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif, Hagel said, boosting the total number from 30 to 44.   The added interceptors will provide a nearly 50 percent increase in U.S. missile defense capability, Hagel said.
Hagel said DOD is also conducting environmental impact studies for a potential additional interceptor site in the United States. Officials are looking for two sites on the East Coast and one on the West. While the administration has not made a decision on whether to proceed, conducting environmental impact studies will shorten the timeline of construction should a decision be made, he explained. Hagel also announced plans to restructure the SM3-2B program, a land-based standard missile, with plans to deploy it as part of the European phase-adapted approach. “The purpose was to add protection of the U.S. homeland already provided by our current GBIs [ground based interceptors] against missile threats in the Middle East,” Hagel said.
Can you believe that the Obama administration would put the environment ahead of homeland security?
If we are in danger, screw the environment, put up the interceptors.
If we are not in danger, then shut the hell up.
Worst president ever.
Worst 3rd world leader ever.

Obama's Thug DEA At It Again

When was the last time Thug Obama has said anything positive about businesses?
When was the last time Thug Obama has stood up for a business?
From the Orlando Sentinel:  UPS, which has been the target of a federal investigation related to packages shipped from online pharmacies, agreed on Friday to pay $40 million to the government to settle the case.
As part of the non-prosecution agreement between the shipping company and the U.S. Department of Justice, UPS agreed that it was aware that Internet pharmacies violated the law when shipping controlled substances and other drugs without a valid prescription.
"Despite being on notice that such Internet pharmacies were using its services, UPS did not implement procedures to close the accounts of those pharmacies, permitting them to ship controlled substances and prescription drugs from 2003 to 2010," an agreed statement of facts said....
As part of the settlement, the government agreed to not prosecute UPS on charges ranging from money laundering to distribution of controlled substances. UPS, which did not immediately respond to requests for comment, is not the only shipping company being targeted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.,0,5492405.story
Apparently, UPS had to know, through ESP, which deliveries were legitimate and those which were not.
And you wonder why the economy of the U.S. sucks, why unemployment is sky high and why people hate Obama, except those who are minorities or are deranged.
Can we impeach the jerk yet?


From the New York Daily News: A city official charged with interfering with the police investigation of a baby’s slaying in coastal Georgia made a mistake when he tried to help a teen suspect’s mother but believes he committed no crimes, his defense attorney said Friday.
The arrest of Brunswick city commissioner James Henry Brooks added another wrinkle to a case that was already tough to fathom. Authorities say a teenage gunman and his younger accomplice on March 21 tried to rob a woman pushing her 13-month-old baby in a stroller near their home. When Sherry West refused to give them money, police say, the gunman shot her in the leg before shooting her child in the face.
Brooks, who serves as mayor pro tem on the four-member city commission, was arrested Thursday on charges of obstructing a police officer and interfering with a witness. Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering did not immediately return calls seeking comment Friday and his administrative assistant said the chief planned to make no statements....
The commissioner has other legal problems that aren’t connected to the baby killing. Also Thursday a grand jury in neighboring Camden County indicted Brooks on racketeering and other charges saying he abused his elected office by getting applicants for police jobs, liquor licenses and permits to pay him in exchange for his help influencing other officials. Tucker said Brooks did nothing illegal.
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This idiot decided to take the side of a baby killer instead of letting things run it's course.
You wanna bet Brooks (and what is it with politicians named Brooks?) is an Obama supporter?

Nanny Bloomberg Going After Heller

Apparently, the nanny Bloomberg, dictator of New York City, has decided to go after Dean Heller with some stupid commercials about gun control.
hopefully, Heller is strong enough and beat the crap out of Nanny Bloomberg.

Stuoid Educator News: 35 Educators Arrested For Cheating

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The supposed transformation of Atlanta Public Schools overseen by former Superintendent Beverly Hall resulted from a criminal enterprise that victimized thousands of struggling students for years, authorities alleged Friday.
Capping a series of investigations that spanned four years, a Fulton County grand jury indicted Hall and 34 others on charges that they conspired to cheat on federally mandated standardized tests from at least 2005 to 2010. Further, the grand jury charged, Hall, several top aides, principals and teachers engaged in the scheme for their own financial gain. And with investigators closing in, the jury said, Hall and others lied to cover up their crimes.
Hall inculcated an atmosphere that encouraged using any means necessary to achieve test-score targets, the indictment said, and then “publicly misrepresented the academic performance of schools throughout APS.” Pressuring subordinates to produce targeted scores, the indictment said, “created an environment where achieving the desired end result was more important than the students’ education.”
“This is nothing but pervasive and rank thuggery,” said Richard Hyde, one of the special investigators appointed in 2010 by then-Gov. Sonny Perdue to delve into what has become the largest academic cheating scandal in U.S. history.
The indictment served as a resounding refutation of Hall’s assertions that Atlanta had found the secret formula that had long eluded educators elsewhere: how to get strong performances from poor, mostly minority students in decaying urban schools. For her efforts, Hall was named the national superintendent of the year in 2009.
Now Hall, 66, faces as much as 45 years in prison. Grand jurors recommended that a judge set her bond at $7.5 million. Authorities gave all the defendants until Tuesday to surrender.
Along with Hall, the grand jury indicted four other former top administrators: Millicent Few, who ran the district’s human resources division, and area supervisors Sharon Davis-Williams, Tamara Cotman and Michael Pitts.
Cheating on state tests is just plain stupid and egotistical.  Have fun spending time jail and prison, educators.

Obama Ville:"I'm gonna do what I have to do, it's over for you,"

Life in Obamaville: A 15-year-old boy is accused of shooting his friend, also 15, for refusing to join a gang, prosecutors said.
River Williams is charged as an adult with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm. Late last November, he and his friend were playing video games at Williams' home when Williams asked him if he wanted to go to 45th Street and Marshfield Avenue, prosecutors said.
Williams' father drove the teens there, and they met up with a group and walked to a nearby park. One of the people in the group handed Williams something and he placed it on his waistline and pulled his shirt over it, prosecutors said.
While walking, Williams asked his friend if he wanted to be in a gang and the teen said no. He asked him again and pulled out a gun, and the teen froze and did not answer, prosecutors said.
Williams then said, "I'm gonna do what I have to do, it's over for you," then fired several times at his friend, striking him six times, prosecutors said. Williams and the group fled, and the victim was able to walk to a gas station for help.
The victim identified Williams as the shooter. Prosecutors said Williams also told a family member he had shot someone.
Williams has a juvenile record for robbery and aggravated robbery from last year. He was serving five years probation at the time of the November shooting, prosecutors said.,0,953556.story
Obama and his ilk are as responsible as anybody for the troubles that happen in Chicago.  He was a politican from
In Chicago, Obama was a community organizer, a law professor and the mayor of Chicago is an Obamaite.
Chicago is a failing city and Obama is responsible for it.

ObamaVille: 10 Killed/Hurt In Chicago On Good Friday

From the Chicago Tribune:  A shooting in the Logan Square neighborhood left one man dead and another wounded Friday night as a total of 10 people were shot across the city in nine hours.,0,1071738.story
This is Obama's Chicago.  He owns the city and this how he left the city, in a total wreck.

Pawn Stars Rick Harrison On Mark Levin Show

Not No Liberal
Talk show host, Mark Levin had Rick Harrison on his show today and it was a very interesting conversation.
First he described his childhood where he had epilepsy as a child and was home at bed for alo tof his childhood and that is where he learned how to read.  He also had to endure government health care through the Navy because his dad, the Old Man, was in the Navy.  He was less impressed with the care as he had to endure hours of waiting time to visit a doctor when he had an appointment.
He also said that he came to Vegas with his dad and family when they were almost broke and they opened up a small coin shop and also went to swap meets to sell different things.  They also had a second hand shop.
When the City of Las Vegas hit 250,000, they got their pawn license and the rest is history.
Rick stated he wanted to film a reality TV show at some dunes in either CA. or NV. but was turned down by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management, a federal agency) because of budget cuts.  Rick didn't believe that was the real reason as Rick is more conservative/libertarian and he thinks if a liberal producer approached the BLM, they would have approved.
Rick would have paid any fees and employed about 100 people and that wasn't good enough for the BLM.
Rick also said they have 61 employees at their shop and provides medical  insurance to most, if not all of his employees, but he is unsure what ObamaCare and he will need to hire a consultant  just to deal with ObamaCare.
He is also very libertarian and feels government needs to stay out of the way of business and let business do their thing and government should only the basic things to keep people safe.
It was an interesting conversation and it showed where Rick stands on political views- he ain't no Hollywood liberal, that's for sure.

Video Of Steven Brooks Arrest

Here is the video of former Nevada Assemblyman's arrest. First, was there police brutality involved? Second, don't listen to the fools taping, they are just a bunch of idiots.

RIP Richard Griffins AKA Harry Potter's Uncle Vernon

The actor that played Harry Potter's mean old Uncle, Vernon Dursley, has died.
From the LVRJ: Richard Griffiths was one of the great British stage actors of his generation, a heavy man with a light touch, whether in Shakespeare or Neil Simon. But for millions of movie fans, he will always be grumpy Uncle Vernon, the least magical of characters in the fantastical “Harry Potter” movies.
Griffiths died Thursday at University Hospital in Coventry, central England, from complications following heart surgery, his agent, Simon Beresford, said. He was 65.
“Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe paid tribute to the actor Friday, saying that “any room he walked into was made twice as funny and twice as clever just by his presence.”
“I am proud to say I knew him,” Radcliffe said.
Griffiths won a Tony Award for “The History Boys” and appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows. But he will be most widely remembered as a pair of contrasting uncles — Harry Potter’s Uncle Vernon Dursley and Uncle Monty in cult film “Withnail and I.”
Griffiths was among a huge roster of British acting talent to appear in the “Harry Potter” series of films released between 2001 and 2011.
His role, as the grudging, magic-fearing guardian of orphaned wizard Harry, was small but pivotal. Griffiths once said he liked playing Uncle Vernon “because that gives me a license to be horrible to kids.”
You can see him here:

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

NV. State Senator Mikey Roberson is a RINO and apparently is an idiot as well.
He wants to shut down the Clark County Constable's office.  They are the ones that serve eviction notices and legal papers in unincorporated Clark County.
Roberson said this, from the LVRJ: Clark County commissioners have decided to abolish Constable John Bonaventura’s office when his term ends in 2015, but he could get booted 18 months sooner.
State Sen. Michael Roberson, R-Las Vegas, is backing a proposal that would abolish the troubled Las Vegas Township constable’s office effective July 1.
Roberson said the bill is needed in the midst of troubles in the constable’s office that he believes are a public safety concern.
“I did think long and hard about it,” Roberson said about his bill. “I am concerned for the public safety of residents in Southern Nevada.”
Roberson pointed to a variety of troubles that have plagued the office: a profanity-filled venture into reality television, Bonaventura’s refusal to follow financial directives from the county, and his attempt to pay his attorneys for legal work by deputizing them following a dispute with the county.
So, how exactly do the sins of the constable's office relate to public safety?

Friday, March 29, 2013

You Knew This Was Going To Happen

I predicted something like this would happen.
From the LVRJ: Hours after Steven Brooks was expelled from the Nevada Legislature, he was arrested in California after a high-speed chase.
Brooks was arrested by Barstow Police about 7 p.m. Thursday on charges of evading and resisting arrest, throwing objects from his vehicle and harming a police dog.
Brooks is accused of hitting a police dog with a wrench. Officers used a Taser stun gun on Brooks during the arrest.
According to police, the chase began after Brooks refused to pay a tow truck driver after his SUV got a flat tire on Interstate 15 near Lenwood Road. As one officer was talking to the truck driver, Brooks began walking “at a fast pace” toward his car.
Officers ordered Brooks to stop, but he got into the car and began driving south on I-15, police said.
Brooks was driving with a flat tire and sparks and smoke were coming from his car, police said. Officers from California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office joined the chase.
Brooks stopped the car after running over a spike strip, police said, and eventually exited the car. But he went back inside after police sent canine officer “Buck” after him.
Buck jumped through the rear window of Brooks’ car and began attacking him, police said. Brooks then choked Buck and hit him with the socket wrench, police said.
According to the Victorville Daily Press citing an unnamed California Highway Patrol official, Brooks threw several objects, including a handgun, out the window of his SUV as officers chased him.
Barstow police didn’t mention a handgun in their report. California Highway Patrol refused comment on the arrest.

Now The Queen And Princessess Are In Idaho

From Breitbart: local news affiliate in Idaho reported that the First Daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama, are on a Spring Break ski trip in Sun Valley, Idaho. The story quickly spread across the Internet when picked up by the highly trafficked Drudge Report website.
But hours later, the story disappeared from the KMVT website without an update or correction.  Breitbart News confirmed that the White House requested that the post be removed.
In March of last year, the White House requested media outlets to remove accurate reports that Malia Obama was on a trip in Mexico with over two dozen Secret Service agents.
The First Family has been criticized in recent days for taking frequent vacations. Earlier this week, Breitbart News broke the story that the Obama daughters spent part of Spring Break at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.  Michelle Obama and the First Daughters took a separate ski trip last month to Aspen, Colorado.  
While each of these trips require a significant Secret Service presence, the White House canceled public tours this month citing Secret Service staffing costs.
UPDATE: The White House has confirmed the report was removed on their request. From Kristina Schake, Communications Director to the First Lady:
From the beginning of the administration, the White House has asked news outlets not to report on or photograph the Obama children when they are not with their parents and there is no vital news interest. We have reminded outlets of this request in order to protect the privacy and security of these girls.
That's hogwash- the White House is embarrassed by the outrageous spending by the King, Queen and the little princesses, on the taxpayer dime.
Well, actually, embarrassed isn't the word, they are mad they got caught.

Media Liberal Bias, Again

Grand Jury Report, Abortionist: 'This Baby Is Big Enough to Walk Around With Me or Walk Me to the Bus Stop'
This Baby Was Born Alive And Then Killed By An Abortion Doctor
From Media Research Center: The liberal media know an abortion outrage when they hear it. Sadly they only seem to hear them from the mouths of Republican candidates, and it only takes a statement to outrage the press. Can’t they find a single abortion outrage inside an abortion clinic? Such is their radicalism that nothing, absolutely nothing regarding this gruesome procedure raises their eyebrows, never mind their ire.
One emerging story proves the degree to which our “objective” media's views on abortion are dogmatic and extreme. Abortionist Kermit Gosnell is on trial in Philadelphia, and not just for killing babies outside the womb, but also for killing a mother through reckless use of anesthesia. Network TV coverage of the trial? Zero on ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, NPR, and PBS. CNN’s entire coverage seems to be one sentence from Jake Tapper on March 21.
The New York Times wrote one story before the trial began on March 19 (buried on page A-17). The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today couldn’t be “national” newspapers and report this trial.
They’re not unaware of it. CBS aired one story after the initial clinic raid in 2011. NBC offered 50 words. CBS even passed along that Gosnell's clinic was described as a "house of horrors."  Now it’s in court, and the networks can't find any horrors.
Take the Associated Press report, which appeared on “The amount of drugs given to Karnamaya Mongar -- at least as suggested by the nearly illegible clinic note -- was likely to put her in a coma,” said Dr. Andrew Herlich, a medical-school professor.
Mongar was a very sympathetic figure. A native of Bhutan, she weighed less than 100 pounds, spoke no English, and had lived for decades in refugee camps in Nepal before coming to America four months before her death. But the storyline wasn’t lining up with the media’s feminist prejudices. Their “war on women” narrative didn’t include her.
From CNS News: The 17-year-old girl was given the drug Cyotec to induce labor and was also “heavily sedated” over a period of 13 hours. “Eventually she gave birth to a large baby boy” and “Cross estimated that the baby was 18-19 inches long,” reads the report.
It continues: “After the baby was expelled, Cross noticed that he was breathing, though not for long. After about 10 to 20 seconds, while the mother was asleep, ‘the doctor just slit the neck,’ said Cross. Gosnell put the boy’s body in a shoebox. Cross described the baby as so big that his feet and arms hung out over the sides of the container. Cross said that she saw the baby move after his neck was cut, and after the doctor placed it in the shoebox. Gosnell told her, ‘it’s the baby’s reflexes. It’s not really moving.’”
According to the report, “the neonatologist testified that what Gosnell told his people was absolutely false. If a baby moves, it is alive. Equally troubling, it feels a ‘tremendous amount of pain’ when its spinal cord is severed. So, the fact that Baby Boy A continued to move after his spinal cord was cut with scissors means that he did not die instantly. Maybe the cord was not completely severed. In any case, his few moments of life were spent in excruciating pain.”
This is thug doctor the mainstream media will not report on.  Shameful.

Want Food Stamps? Just Lie

A person I know just received $200 a month in EBT food stamps.
He got the food stamps because he said he was homeless.
The guy lives with his sister in a trailer park in Henderson
He has lived at the home for at least 7 years or more.
He hasn't paid rent or utilities at the home for 7 years.
He also has had access to cash, legally or illegally, for the past 7 years.
And yet, he receives $200 a month in food stamps, far more than I spend for food for myself and probably for the family.
Apparently, the State of Nevada SNAP workers, the ones who deal with food stamps are suckers and will believe anybody who walks in through the door.
Makes me wonder how many more people who are ineligible are receiving food stamps.

I Bet He's Right

From the Detroit Free Press: Wayne County Circuit Judge Wade McCree did not intend to demean anyone who has appeared in his courtroom, but instead meant to flatter a woman with whom he had an affair, according to his response to a formal complaint from the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission that was made public Thursday.
The commission has accused McCree of sexting from the bench with Geniene La'Shay Mott, a complaining witness in a child support case involving Robert King, the father of her child, that was before McCree.
"C'mon, U'r talking about the 'docket from hell,' filled w/tatted up, overweight, half-ass English speaking, gap tooth skank hoes ... and then you walk in," McCree allegedly wrote in a text to Mott from the bench.
I'm pretty sure that a criminal document this judge sees every day is probably accurate.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Another Democrat Screw Up Results In Murder

Can we just say liberalism just sucks and anybody who believes in it should be institutionalized?
From the Denver Post: Evan Ebel, the man suspected of killing Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements, probably would still be behind bars were it not for a law approved by legislators and Gov. John Hickenlooper in 2011.
The law, which had the approval of Clements himself, allowed inmates such as Ebel to earn time off their sentences for the months and years they had spent in administrative segregation, commonly known as solitary confinement.
That changed the previous rules that provided inmates time off for good behavior, but that time could be earned only outside administrative segregation.
Ebel had spent most of his adult life in so-called ad-seg, and Department of Corrections documents released Thursday indicate he was far from a model prisoner.
From the time he entered prison until just days before his release on mandatory parole, Ebel was a menace to himself and others. The documents outline his attacks on guards and fellow inmates, death threats against guards and a total of 28 disciplinary write-ups.
Ebel walked out of Sterling Correctional Facility on Jan. 28, about 115 days early thanks to his earned time, much of it stemming from his time in administrative segregation....
Senate Bill 176, which changed administrative segregation, was introduced in the 2011 session by two Democrats, Sen. Morgan Carroll of Aurora and Rep. Claire Levy of Boulder.
In its original form, the bill envisioned new restrictions on the DOC when it came to placing inmates in ad-seg, particularly those with mental illnesses or impairments. It also required prison officials to move inmates from segregation back to the general prison population before their release.
It is also true that the RINO's in the Colorado Assembly also passed the bill and signed by a Democrat governor.
Apparently the dimwits in Colorado, where they like to smoke pot, didn't realize that the people who are in administrative segregation didn't realize they were in there for a reason and it wasn't because they were cute and innocent.
They are in there because they were not able to behave while in the public and then could not behave in prison.
And the law that Democrats and RINO's helped pass caused a murder of the Department of Corrections Chief.

Vince Lombardi Strikes Again

Coincidence or Vince Lombardi is looking out for Wisconsinites?
From the New York Daily News: An Illinois man was arrested Tuesday with 21 tons of hot cheese.
Cops nabbed Veniamin Konstantinovich Balika, 34, and the refrigerated truck he was driving at the Vince Lombardi Service Area off the New Jersey Turnpike.
The Plainfield, Ill., man had stolen the load of Wisconsin Muenster cheese and intended to sell it on the black market, according to New Jersey State Police Lt. Stephen Jones.
Balika allegedly made off with the cheese, valued at $200,000, last week when he provided false paperwork to K&K Cheese in Cashton, Wisc., according to WISC-TV.
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Obama, Just Shut The Hell Up

You know, nothing is more pathetic and sinister by using victims as props for political purposes.
From the New York Times: With resistance to tougher gun laws stiffening in Congress, a visibly frustrated President Obama on Thursday implored lawmakers and the nation not to lose sight of the horrors of the school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
“The notion that two months or three months after something as horrific as what happened in Newtown happens and we’ve moved on to other things?” Mr. Obama said in remarks at the White House, surrounded by relatives and friends of victims of gun violence, including some from Newtown. “That’s not who we are. That’s not who we are. And I want to make sure every American is listening today.” ....
Mr. Obama’s appearance, from the East Room of the White House, suggested just how delicate the situation had become. Rather than read from teleprompters, he seemed to speak extemporaneously much of the time and expressed irritation in a way that he generally does not. At some moments, he paused and took a breath as if collecting himself and circled back to some of his points for emphasis.
“Shame on us if we’ve forgotten,” he said.“I haven’t forgotten those kids. Shame on us if we’ve forgotten.”
Yo, idiot, if you want all Americans to listen to your blather, why do you wait for the end of the week, during Spring Break and just before Easter to bring this up.  Yeah, maybe 15 people heard you.
Shame on us?  Shame on you presidential jerk, no one has forgotten about Newtown.  But nothing being proposed would have stopped the massacre at Newtown.
And then, when Federal workers are losing pay, programs are being cancelled, air shows cancelled, tours of smelly tourists cancelled and what do you do, jerk Obama?
You fly to Denver to give a speech, screw you mistress and fly home.  What a fricking idiot.

Huge Fire At Former Key Largo Casino In Vegas

Channel 8 is reporting a huge fire at the old Key Largo Casino, on Flamingo and Paradise.
It is now a 4 alarm fire with 40 fire units and 100 firefighters.
Clark County, Las Vegas firefighters and firefighters from Henderson and North Las Vegas are also helping out.
It looks like most of the roof is gone.
Since the building is abandoned, it probably was started by some squatters who have been known to set fires at Valley homes and businesses.
Update from the Las Vegas Sun: Firefighters are battling a fire Wednesday afternoon at the shuttered Key Largo Casino.
Around 3:05 p.m., units from the Clark County Fire Department swarmed the Key Largo, 377 Flamingo Road, said Stacey Welling, a Clark County spokesman. Heavy smoke and flames were showing from the roof when firefighters arrived..
Commuters in the area can expect major delays, said Officer Jose Hernandez, a Metro Police spokesman.
He said the intersection of Flamingo and Paradise roads had been closed. Commuters traveling east and west on Flamingo, and South on Paradise should expect delays, Hernandez said. The fire has also caused delays for southbound travelers on Koval Lane. Hernandez said it’s unclear when traffic flow will return to normal.
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The fire must have had a huge start because there is a fire station a block or two from the casino.  That station has 2 engines and a ladder truck.

Cut The Thunderbirds Spend $880,000 On Snail Sex

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From CNS: The National Science Foundation awarded a grant for $876,752 to the University of Iowa to study whether there is any benefit to sex among New Zealand mud snails and whether that explains why any organism has sex.
The study, first funded in 2011 and continuing until 2015, will study the New Zealand snails to see if it is better that they reproduce sexually or asexually – the snail can do both – hoping to gain insight on why so many organisms practice sexual reproduction.
“Sexual reproduction is more costly than asexual reproduction, yet nearly all organisms reproduce sexually at least some of the time. Why is sexual reproduction so common despite its costs,” the study’s abstract asks.
Other than the snail, who cares if snails have sex?  And if someone cares, let them pay for the studies instead of the government.

Idiot/Thief Titus At It Again

Well, this didn't take long for the thief Dina Titus to get really stupid again.(Well, she really was never very smart)
From the Las Vegas Sun: Congresswoman Dina Titus is renewing her fight to help feed needy schoolchildren on weekends.
Backed by nearly three dozen Las Vegas chefs, the Nevada Democrat on Thursday morning began her latest push for her Weekends Without Hunger bill, an updated version of a failed proposal she originally introduced 2 1/2 years ago. The bill aims to provide funds to make nutritional meals available on weekends to poor students.
While the bill would provide funding for pilot programs nationwide, Titus said her goal was to provide additional help to the 55 percent of students in Clark County schools who qualify for free and reduced lunches.
"That number shows just how close many students are to going hungry," Titus said this morning during a news conference at the Boys and Girls Club in Las Vegas. "But when they go home for the weekend, or for an extended holiday, they don't get meals, or at least nutritious meals."
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This very stupid woman has no clue.
First, it is not the responsibility of any school district to provide food on the weekends, it is the parent's responsibility.  If the parent cannot provide food with all the food stamp money, food banks, free food kitchens, Church, family and other charities, then maybe the children should not be living with their parents.
Second, I challenge Thief Titus to find 1 child in Clark County who is going to be hungry on the weekends after the above mentioned are used.  Show me 1 child who does not get enough to eat and it is not the fault of the parents.  Show me one, Thief Titus.
What a stupid, stupid thieving woman, Titus is.

Weasel Assembly Kicks Brooks Out On Voice Vote

From the Las Vegas Sun: In a voice vote masking how each individual lawmaker sided, the Nevada Assembly made the unprecedented decision to expel one of their own — troubled Assemblyman Steven Brooks, D-North Las Vegas.
The decision came after hours of closed door deliberations and a three-hour long closed hearing on the evidence surrounding Brooks, including his two arrests, an involuntary psychiatric evaluation, an attempt to buy a high-powered rifle and a string of erratic outbursts.
A majority of "yays" sounded in the chamber after several speeches, some tearful, on the reasons to expel him. Only a handful of "nays" were heard. A crying Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick then declared Brooks' seat vacant.
"The truth is we did not feel safe having him in this building," Assembly Majority Leader William Horne said on the Assembly floor just before the vote.
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Well, Horne, the public doesn't feel safe when you and the Democrats are in session because you guys do more harm to Nevada than Brooks ever did.
And Brooks didn't take it too well:
In a phone call with the Las Vegas Sun after the vote, Brooks declared himself an "open book" and ranted for about 45 seconds before hanging up.
"You tell those sons of bitches they are going to have to look me in the eye when they try to kill a crazy man again," Brooks said, adding that he was on his way to the Legislature. "I have never been crazy, but they are trying to drive me that way. They are all going to jail. I got all their secrets. If they put one finger on me, they are going to jail for five years. I am going to commit a Legal 2000 on William Horne as soon as I get there."
A Legal 2000 allows authorities to hold someone who may be a danger to himself or others. Brooks was taken in for mental health evaluation under the auspices of a Legal 2000 in January.
"How dare they?" Brooks told The Associated Press in a separate phone call immediately after the vote. "I've been convicted of nothing ... They won't let me testify at the Grant Sawyer Building, and they sent 100 police officers to arrest me.
"Let me ask you, how can they do that?" he added.
So, what happens if Brooks goes off the deep end and goes on some kind of rampage, will the Assembly be held somewhat responsible?
Since he was fired from his main job and now the Assembly, he probably has no health insurance to get help.
I think Brooks is crazy but certainly is not in the league of a Harry Reid, Dina Titus or John Ensign who are some the worst and corrupt politicians Nevada has ever seen.
And for the Assembly to hide information and then hold a voice vote tells me that they are not confident in their votes and maybe hiding something.
The Nevada Assembly performed poorly and they have opened up themselves to be called racist.

To Supporters Of Gay Marriage....

Just because the news media is reporting that the Supreme Court justices seem to keen to overturning The Defense of Marriage Act and maybe overturning California's Prop 8, just remember, these same media people also said that the Supreme Court would overturn ObamaCare.
They were wrong then and maybe wrong on this as well.

No Money For Tour, But Money To Send Obama Kids To Bahamas

Queen Michelle Obama
From Breitbart: Sasha and Malia Obama are quietly vacationing at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, Breitbart News has learned.
A source tipped Breitbart News off to the First Daughters’ spring vacation, which was not publicly announced or reported. 
Breitbart subsequently confirmed President Barack Obama’s daughters’ trip with other sources. Both the White House and the Atlantis resort declined to confirm the report or comment, but another guest provided a photograph of Sasha and Malia at the resort.
Social media, including Twitter and Facebook, have also carried reports of the First Daughters' presence at Atlantis. One person who is at the resort wrote: “Rumor confirmed: friends saw the first daughters with a gaggle of friends being escorted to the held elevator.” 
Via Twitter, another person wrote: “Obama daughters at the same restaurant as the bahamas.”
It is unclear at this time if first lady Michelle Obama is also at the resort, or if she is planning to join her daughters there. 
Atlantis spokeswoman Megan Marchesini told Breitbart News that “our company policy is to never comment on guests.” Secret Service spokesman Bryan Leary told Breitbart News that the Secret Service does not confirm or deny trips for anyone under the agency’s protective detail, including Sasha and Malia.
Sasha and Malia both attend Sidwell Friends School, which is currently on its spring break. That break continues through Friday. It is unclear how long the first daughters will be staying in the Bahamas, or what the cost will be to taxpayers. 
Earlier this month, the White House canceled public tours as a result of the recent budget sequester, citing Secret Service staffing costs. 
According to Judicial Watch, Malia Obama's trip to Mexico last spring break, during which she was apparently accompanied by Secret Service protection, cost taxpayers $115,500.87. Sasha did not accompany Malia on that trip.
It is not clear if Michelle went with the kids to the Bahamas.  If Michelle didn't go, I think you can make a case for child neglect and certainly the title of one of the worst parents of the year.
Second, the Obama's have decided to live like Royalty while the others have to live with cuts.  The military is being cut, federal employees have their hours cut, tours for smellytouriusts to the White House are on hold and air shows that bring in a lot of money to communities are being cancelled.

The Great High Speed Rail Scam

CNN (which is a shock to say it reported negatively about a liberal idea) has done some investigating and shows how high speed rail is a fraud.
Meanwhile, there are those in Nevada, mostly Democrats and RINO's who think it is a good idea to waste $5,000,000,000 on a choo-choo from Las Vegas to Victorville, CA.
From CNN(the story is about 4/5 at the end of the page):
COOPER: High speed rail is a key component of President Obama's domestic policy. Now four years ago, he announced to great fanfare that his administration was using $8 billion in stimulus funds as seed money to get high speed rail projects off the ground. An additional billion dollars would then be spent annually.
The president even mentioned high speed rail again in his "State of the Union" address just last month, saying that it should be part -- key part of repairing America's aging infrastructure. Keeping them honest, billions in federal tax dollars have been spent so far with very little to show for it. The 360 has been investigating some of these projects like the billion spent in California without one shovel being put into the ground....

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This has been an extraordinary four years for high speed rail.
GRIFFIN: What is extraordinary is just how much money federal taxpayers have dumped into high speed rail while the trains are still slow. Four years and $12 billion after that pledge to bring high speed rail across America, the slow trains are just moving a little faster. And one of the greater examples of that is what happened in Washington State.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, we received in our state $800 million.
GRIFFIN: Paula Hammond was the state's transportation secretary until recently retiring. Washington State got $800 million from the federal government. That's your tax money, mainly for improving the track between Seattle and Portland. And what did you get for it? Over a three-hour and 40-minute ride, the trip has been reduced by 10 minutes....

BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: What we're talking about is a vision for high speed rail in America.
GRIFFIN: Twelve billion dollars later, that vision has churned out 134 scattered projects across the country that have mostly made slow trains a little faster. Keeping them honest, we wanted to know why.

After his speech to the High Speed Rail Association, we were given a brief interview with outgoing Secretary of Transportation, Ray Lahood.
(on camera): I'm wondering after four years and $12 billion spent, if you're disappointed at where high speed rail is. Where is the high speed rail?
RAY LAHOOD, TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY: The high speed rail in four years, we have invested $12 billion. That's just the federal money.
GRIFFIN: But so much of the money has been spent really making the old trains go a little bit faster, Seattle to Portland.

LAHOOD: It is pretty fast.
GRIFFIN: But Seattle to Portland, you've spent $800 million and the trip time is reduced by 10 minutes....
GRIFFIN: True, but is it wise and getting to your point, Anderson, this was sold as high speed rail. People thought they were getting high speed rail. The bullet trains. That's what they're selling. That's what they're showing to us.
But if you look at what was happening in Washington State, you know, right now after $800 million, it's still cheaper and many times faster to take the Greyhound Bus from Seattle to Portland. So what was that investment all about?
It wasn't about high speed rail. It was just about fixing up Amtrak, fixing up the low speed rail and really making freight trains move a little better, but not high speed rail. COOPER: As we mentioned in the introduction, this is the third piece you've done on this issue. After the last one we got thousands of e-mails, basically e-mail bomb. Who's behind that? They were very critical.
GRIFFIN: They are very critical. We reached out to them and talked, there's a network of people who really do believe deep down, they are rail enthusiasts, they believe in the idea of bringing the Japanese or the European style trains here to the U.S.
But as we have explained to them, even after we got e-mail bombed, look, you're not getting high speed rail, and they will admit it. They will admit that this administration is not investing in the actual bullet trains like the ones that they believe. They believe will bring us into the future of transportation. It's not what we're getting.
It is quicker to drive from Portland to Seattle averaging 55mph than taking the train at 47mph.  You also have more freedom to go wherever you want when you go by car.
In Nevada, we cannot allow one cent of taxpayer money on the boondoggle choo-choo train from Vegas to the metropolis of Victorville, CA.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Good For Montana

From the Havre Daily News: The state Senate has endorsed a bill that would criminalize the employment of illegal immigrants.
    House Bill 297 would suspend the license of a business that employs illegal immigrants and would allow the prosecution of whistleblowers who provide false reports of illegal labor.
    The bill passed an initial Senate vote Wednesday along party lines. It has already passed the House
    Republican Sen. Verdell Jackson of Kalispell says the measure would discourage illegal immigrants from taking Montanans' jobs, while providing ways for employers to verify their employees are eligible to work.
    Opponents call the bill heartless, unwelcoming and anti-business.
    The bill must pass a final vote before facing Gov. Steve Bullock's office.
Why, of course the Democrats don't support this bill because they don't want o tick off their voting base.
As far as being heartless, how about the people who are harmed by illegals taking their jobs and undercutting wages?
Unwelcoming?  Umm, yeah, that goes without saying.  Illegals should be unwelcomed because they are law breakers.
Anti-business?  How about the business who employ illegals- they are hurting other companies that play by the rules.
So, hopefully, this will become law in Montana and then hopefully, in Nevada.

Michelle Obama Slapped Down

From the Minot Daily News: Proposed legislation to lock flexibility into the federal school lunch program is being welcomed by Minot administrators, teachers and students.
Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., a sponsor of the legislation, visited Magic City Campus Wednesday to provide an update at a news conference and hear from school representatives.
Hoeven and Mark Pryor, D-Ark., with the support of a bipartisan group of senators, introduced the Sensible School Lunch Act to provide school districts with greater flexibility in implementing new rules for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.
"Flexibility is something we need to see in the hot lunch program guidelines," said Mary-Beth Gross, nutrition instructor at Magic City. "By having fewer 'strict' guidelines, we may see an increase in how many students stay in and eat at the school, ensuring they get at least one nutritional meal a day. For some, this may be the only full meal they get."
The U.S. Department of Agriculture drew complaints after releasing its final rule for the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 last year. The final rule attempted to curb obesity among youth by strictly limiting calories, protein and grains for all students, without considering different dietary needs.
The USDA categorizes students into broad grade brackets for the purpose of nutritional needs, leaving a 13-year-old eighth grader with the same protein on his plate as a 5-year-old kindergartener and only one more ounce of grain.
"That leaves some of our eighth-graders very hungry during the day," Hoeven said. "It just doesn't work. It doesn't make sense."
As a teacher who spends time in the cafeteria, I see so much food wasted, that you could feed a small malnourished 3rd world  country.  Every day, hundreds of apples are thrown away, probably 100+ cartons of milk are tossed and some of the main courses are trashed as well.  Then if you times that by about 300 schools and CCSD throws enough food each year to feed the people of Ethiopia.
Michelle Obama has advocated for more healthy

"Trust Us" Said The Politicians

The Assemblyman Steven Brooks case is getting even more absurd.
From the Las Vegas Sun: Assembly Minority Leader Pat Hickey, R-Reno, called on Democratic leaders to provide more details on the evidence used to support the Select Committee's decision to recommend troubled Assemblyman Steven Brooks, D-North Las Vegas, be expelled from the Nevada Legislature before the Assembly takes a vote on the ouster.
"I am hoping we may have a more open process," Hickey said. "I would like to see the panel come before the entire body and report on our reasons for the recommendation and to take a series of questions from the body. This is such a historic vote, we need to do more to make it clear. We owe it to the whole body."
The independent counsel, Mark Ferrario, said he could not release the investigative report because it contained confidential information including medical records, police investigation details and statements from witnesses who had been promised confidentiality....
Democrats have delayed a floor vote until Wednesday evening at the earliest because caucus members wanted more details on the committee's reasoning.
Horne said he can't distribute the investigative reports because "they are confidential."
Democrats are expected to meet in a private caucus meeting to review additional information from the investigation. Horne said he is hopeful other lawmakers will trust the judgement of the committee members, who were specifically selected because of their reputation and relationships with Brooks.
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So, we have to trust a bunch of politicians without any supporting documentation, and let them kick someone out the Nevada assembly.
And since I generally don't trust politicians, I don't trust them in the Brooks fiasco.
Open up the books and papers or let him serve.  Those are really the only two options.

20,000 Apply For 500 Seasonal Minumum Wage Jobs

From the LVRJ: Most of the necessary infrastructure is in place for Wet ’N Wild water park to open Memorial Day weekend in the southwest Las Vegas Valley, the park’s general manager said Wednesday.
More than 25 slides and water rides are taking shape at the 41-acre, $50 million recreational development near Fort Apache and Warm Springs roads. The 17,000-square-foot wave pool and lazy river have been excavated with wall formations and plumbing in varying stages of completion.
General contractor Ledcor Construction has finished general grading and installation of utilities, including water, sewer and storm drains. Foundations for the main administration building, food and beverage service and restrooms have been excavated and poured.
The water park has taken more than 20,000 applications for an estimated 300 to 500 seasonal jobs, said Takuya Ohki, general manager at Wet ’N Wild.
“Las Vegas has 50 percent teen unemployment,” Ohki said. “I didn’t think it was that bad until we opened the lid and everyone wants a job. It’s a great environment. All we want is a smile and great attitude.”
When people say things are getting better in Las Vegas, don't believe them.  While the unemployment has gone down in Las Vegas, most of that has occurred because a lot of these people just stop looking for work and drop off the unemployment rolls.

ObamaCare To Cost Every A Lot More Than Promised

From the Washington Times: A new study finds that insurance companies will have to pay out an average of 32 percent more for medical claims on individual health policies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
What does that mean for you?
It could increase premiums for at least some Americans.
If you are uninsured, or you buy your policy directly from an insurance company, you should pay attention.
But if you have an employer plan, like most workers and their families, odds are you don’t have much to worry about.
The estimates from the Society of Actuaries could turn into a political headache for the Obama administration at a time when much of the country remains skeptical of the Affordable Care Act.
The administration is questioning the study, saying it doesn’t give a full picture — and costs will go down.
Actuaries are financial risk professionals who conduct long-range cost estimates for pension plans, insurance companies and government programs.
The study says claims costs will go up largely because sicker people will join the insurance pool. That’s because the law forbids insurers from turning down those with pre-existing medical problems, effective Jan. 1. Everyone gets sick sooner or later, but sicker people also use more health care services.
“Claims cost is the most important driver of health care premiums,” said Kristi Bohn, an actuary who worked on the study. Spending on sicker people and other high-cost groups will overwhelm an influx of younger, healthier people into the program, said the report.
I do know many employer insurance plans have gone up because of all the new costs mandated by ObamaCare.
And for the Obama administration to lie about insurance cost going down, well it seems like Obama and his ilk have gone back to smoking pot and crack.

I Wouldn't Be Driving In Georgia

From the Atlanta Journal Constitution: A bill that would give foreigners quicker access to Georgia driver’s licenses moved one step closer to becoming law Tuesday when it won passage in the state Senate.
By a vote of 42-3 the Senate approved House Bill 475, sponsored by Republican state Rep. B.J. Pak of Lilburn. The legislation is headed back to the House because the Senate slightly amended it. Gov. Nathan Deal has already signaled his support for it.
HB 475 would authorize Georgia to enter into “reciprocity agreements” with other countries. Such agreements would allow foreigners to skip the state’s knowledge and on-the-road driver’s license tests, so long as they are legally present in the U.S. and hold valid driver’s licenses issued by their own countries. Their countries must also offer the same benefits to visitors with Georgia driver’s licenses....
Supporters say the legislation would help boost Georgia’s economic competitiveness. The measure targets corporate executives who routinely visit the state.
They may be targeting the business executives but in reality, the majority of people it will help are the poor and uneducated.
So, apparently, in Georgia, they don't care about driver competency, if the driver understands English, is able to identify road signs etc.
So, if you are travelling the South, Georgia would be a place I would not want to drive through.

Another Reason To Say No To Puerto Rico Statehood

From the Officer Down Memorial Page: Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati was shot and killed in what is believed to be retaliation for his investigations into cell phone smuggling at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
He had just left the MDC and was driving home when several gunmen opened fire on his vehicle on the De Diego Expressway, near Exit 13 in Bayamon. Another officer at the prison was arrested several days later on charges of smuggling contraband to several inmates serving life sentences. The inmates and the officer are suspected to be involved with Lieutenant Albarati's murder, although no charges have yet been filed.
Lieutenant Albarati had served with the Federal Bureau of Prisons for 11 years and was assigned to a special investigations unit. He had previously served with the Puerto Rico Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

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There's way too much violence and  police killings to justify statehood for Puerto Rico.
Since the year 2000, about 57 police officers/corrections/rangers or more have been killed in the line of duty:
That is probably more than any other state except for New York and that is because of 9-11.

DEA: No More Privacy

From the Orlando Sentinel: In its ongoing effort to crack down on the nation's prescription-drug epidemic, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has gone after doctors, pharmacists, pharmacy chains, wholesale drug suppliers — and now FedEx and UPS.
Even though the DEA will not confirm it is engaged in the probe, both companies have disclosed in corporate filings that they are targets of a federal investigation related to packages shipped from online pharmacies.
Based on the allegations, it appears federal officials are suggesting the shipping companies take responsibility for the prescription drugs inside packages they are transporting.
FedEx officials have called the California-based probe "absurd and deeply disturbing" and a threat to customers' privacy.
"We are a transportation company — we are not law enforcement, we are not doctors and we are not pharmacists," FedEx spokesman Patrick Fitzgerald said in a prepared statement....
FedEx officials say they have had a long history of cooperating with federal law-enforcement agencies.
"We have no interest in violating the privacy of our customers by opening and inspecting their packages in an attempt to determine the legality of the contents. We stand ready and willing to support and assist law enforcement," Fitzgerald stated. "We cannot, however, do their jobs for them."
The company said it asked the DEA for a list of online pharmacies suspected of illegal activity so it could stop shipping from those businesses. But the DEA has refused to provide FedEx such a list, Fitzgerald's statement said.
A UPS spokesman said he could not comment on the investigation.,0,7342072.story
This is quite scary.
If the DEA can require transportation companies be aware of every medication that is shipped, what else will the government require?
Every porno magazine or CD that is shipped?
Sex toys?
Any guns or ammunition that is shipped?
Any Bible that is shipped?
Welcome to Obama's America- no privacy, little freedom.

I Would Think Not

From the Chicago Tribune: A gun shop in Tucson, Ariz., has canceled an effort by retired astronaut Mark Kelly, an outspoken gun-control advocate, to buy a semiautomatic rifle as a way of demonstrating how easy it is to buy powerful weapons.
Kelly, the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was one of the targets of a mass shooting near Tucson on Jan. 8, 2011, had sought to purchase the Sig Sauer M400, a type of AR-15 assault weapon, to demonstrate how easy or hard it would be to buy such a rifle. Kelly and his wife have become active figures in current gun-control efforts after the shooting that left Giffords recovering from head wounds. Six people were killed and 13 injured in the attack by Jared Loughner, who is serving life in prison without parole.
But Kelly’s purchase has been rescinded, according to Doug MacKinlay, owner of Diamondback Police Supply. MacKinley was not immediately available by telephone, but he announced the cancellation in a Facebook posting.
“While I support and respect Mark Kelly’s 2nd Amendment rights to purchase, possess, and use firearms in a safe and responsible manner, his recent statements to the media made it clear that his intent in purchasing the Sig Sauer M400 5.56mm rifle from us was for reasons other then for his personal use. In light of this fact, I determined that it was in my company’s best interest to terminate this transaction prior to his returning to my store to complete the Federal Form 4473 and NICS [National Instant Criminal Background Check System] background check required of Mr. Kelly before he could take possession of this firearm. A full refund was sent to Mr. Kelly, via express mail, on Thursday of last week.”,0,2479179.story
If you want to be a political hack, like Kelly has become, things like this will happen.
Good for the gun store.

Nevada Democrats Are Hypocrites

Wow, the gall of the Nevada Democrats.
From the Las Vegas Sun: Duncan also said Ferrario presented the committee with evidence that Brooks did not live in the district he represents.
“That in and of itself is a disqualifier,” he said.
Stewart, R-Henderson, had earlier tried to bring the matter of Assemblyman Andrew Martin, D-Las Vegas, to the committee. A court ruled that Martin did not live in his district at the time he was elected.
The Democratic-controlled Assembly chose to seat Martin anyway, an issue Republicans wanted to contest via this select committee. They were denied because Horne elected to not address the matter.
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A judge ruled that Martin should not have been on the ballot because he did not live in the district he was elected to represent.
And now the Democrats want to get rid of Brooks because he lived in another district?
Harry Reid doesn't live in Nevada but the Dumbocrats say nothing.

Aviation Nation Cancelled- Blame Obama, Reid

From the LVRJ: Citing budget cuts under the sequester law, Nellis Air Force Base officials said Tuesday they are canceling the Aviation Nation air show, the largest free public event in Nevada, that had been scheduled for November.
“Aviation Nation is a very popular event for our community, and I deeply regret our inability to host a Nellis Open House this year,” 99th Air Base Wing Commander Col. Barry Cornish said in a statement released by the base.
“However, due to the effect of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and associated sequestration, the defense budget cuts for fiscal year 2013 are approximately $46 billion by law and must be accomplished by October 2013,” Cornish said.
“To meet this obligation, the U.S. Air Force has prioritized combat readiness over other activities and air shows have been canceled as a result,” he said.
The Air Force typically spends about $300,000 to hold the open house and host the Aviation Nation air show, which was scheduled for Nov. 9-10.
Drawing a crowd of 135,000 last year, the air show contributed an estimated $19 million to the local economy, Aviation Nation air show Director Dave Edwards has said.
But The Fed's and Air Force have to pay for Obama to go on vacation, go to the Middle East, give money to the Palestinians who hate us, pay for Joe Biden and all of his expenses and so much more waste in the U.S. government.
$300,000 I chump change in Las Vegas and they could have found sponsors to cover the $300,000 quite easily.  Hell, for Sheldon Adelson and steve Wynn, that is walking around change.
And for $300,000 we are throwing away $19,000,000.
This is all on Senile/Coward Harry Reid and King of the jackasses, King Obama.

Brooks Soon To Be Expelled From NV Assembly?

Let's see, you have thieves, senile, liars, womanizers, more thieves, more liars and then you have Steven Brooks.
From the LVRJ: Members of an Assembly Select Committee voted Tuesday to recommend that their troubled colleague Steven Brooks be expelled from the Legislature.
If upheld by the full Assembly, the ouster of Brooks would be unprecedented in Nevada’s nearly 150 years as a state.
The committee reviewing Brooks’ conduct went forward without their colleague in attendance as they began to assess whether to recommend his ouster from the Legislature. The meeting began at 7:30 p.m. and lasted almost four hours.
Brooks’ attorney, Mitchell Posin, said the lawmaker would not be at the Carson City hearing, although Brooks did go to the Sawyer Building in Las Vegas and tried to participate in the hearing.
Rick Combs, director of the Legislative Counsel Bureau, said it was made clear that Brooks would have to attend the hearing in Carson City.
Select Committee Chairman William Horne, D-Las Vegas, also said the discussion of Brooks’ behavior, as contained in a 900-page report that includes interviews with 50 witnesses, would not be made public to protect Brooks’ privacy.
The state constitution allows the Legislature to consider the character, alleged misconduct, professional competence or physical or mental health of a member, Horne said.
We have Harry Reid who is a thief, senile, a coward and doesn't even live in or represent Nevada anymore.
We have Dina Titus who is an out and out thief and was so incompetent as a professor, that she was told to leave UNLV or get education.  So, then she stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from taxpayers when she left.
You have John Ensign who had an affair with his best friend wife and then her husband ended up going to court for lobbyist issues.
You have Gov. Brian Sandoval who claimed to be a conservative but instead is a RINO.
You have Shelly Berkley who was basically convicted by fellow Democrats for ethic violations.
All Brooks is crazy- he's not even close to being as unethical as Reid, Titus, Ensign, Sandoval and Berkley, and yet, the Democrats go after Brooks and not Reid, Titus or Berkley.
But Brooks, let's get rid of him.