Sunday, March 29, 2009
Good riddance to every media outlet going bankrupt in the coming years.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
How we'll be doing it:
Put an extra log on the fire, turn up the thermostat, leave the outdoor lights on, wash a load of clothes in hot water and dry at extra hot.
I had intended to burn that pile of old growth stumps out back along with an effigy of Al Gore, but it's too freaking cold out.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
In spite of the recession, I have been personally swamped with work. In fact, the number of 12+ hour days for me in the past year has been too many. I did not have a single day off in the month of October and most of those days were 12-16 hours. The rest of the year has not been much different. This has been rough on me both physically and it has been weighing heavily on the home life.
I am not so much annoyed about paying taxes as I am about how the money is being spent. With the manner in which the bailouts and war on prosperity are being waged, it really is feeling like the actual intent of Obama is to rub the noses of work-a-holics like myself into the crap sandwich that they are calling a stimulus package.
Guess what? I don't have to work this hard.
Guess what? I can choose not to have a profit.
Guess what? If this social engineering spending crap in DC keeps up- I'm going to spend 2010 and beyond in the garden, on the golf course, out kayaking and sunning myself on the beach. I have already chosen to NOT keep up with the Joneses, I can now go buy all of their stuff for cash at a bankruptcy auction and enjoy myself for the next decade.
I didn't buy a small house within my means and work this hard so I could support people who did just the opposite. I am not only going to refuse to pay for your mortgage, I'm going to refuse to pay for all the social programs that have been architected to punish anyone working more than a 40 hour week.
This isn't Atlas shrugging- this is Atlas saying screw you, I'm not paying for your welfare state.
Don't worry, when I like the direction the country is taking, I promise to pull my money out of the mattress and actively put my labor to fruit bearing activities. Until then, the next time I come up for air, it will be many months of reporting zero on the ol' 941 before Obama see's a nickel from me again.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Effective April 1, 2009, sales and use tax within all of Thurston County will increase one-tenth of one percent (.001). The tax will be used for chemical dependency or mental health treatment services.
Yet another Thurston pet project to fuel some more socialist entitlements. Good timing, too. We all know tax increases stimulate the economy (in the liberal mind). But, then again, it is now an established fact that Liberalism is a mental disorder and there is plenty of that to go around Thurston Cy.
May 1998- Kip Kinkel Murders 4 and injures 25 others
April 1999- 12 killed, 23 wounded (at Columbine)
April 2007 - Virginia Tech
March 2009- 17 killed in German school shooting
March 2009- 9 killed in Alabama shooting
1- Gun free zone = massacre zone.
2- Except in one instance, no one was armed to defend themselves.
3- Spring is a good time for the rest of us to remember why the second amendment is important.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Washington, D.C., February 23, 2009--Sales of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” have almost tripled over the first seven weeks of this year compared with sales for the same period in 2008. This continues a strong trend after bookstore sales reached an all-time annual high in 2008 of about 200,000 copies sold.“Americans are flocking to buy and read ‘Atlas Shrugged’ because there are uncanny similarities between the plot-line of the book and the events of our day”
Monday, March 09, 2009
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists, Obama supporters, et al:
We have stuck together since the late 1950's, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right, so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can smile; slate it up to irreconcilable differences, and go on our own ways.
Here is a model dissolution agreement:
Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct
and disparate tastes. We don't like redistributive taxes so you can keep them. You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU.
Since you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA, and the military. You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore, and Rosie O'Donnell (you are however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move them).
We'll keep the capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart, and Wall Street. You can have your beloved homeless, homeboys, hippies, and illegal aliens. We'll keep the hot Alaskan Hockey Moms, greedy CEO's, and Rednecks. We'll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood.
You can make nice with Iran, Palestine, and France, and we'll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us. You can have the peaceniks and war protestors. When our allies or way of life are under assault, we'll provide them job security. We'll keep our Judeo-Christian Values.. You are welcome to Islam,
Scientology, Humanism, and Shirley McClain. You can have the U.N. But we will no longer be paying the bill. We'll keep the SUV's, pickup trucks,
and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru Station Wagon you can find. You can give everyone healthcare, if you can find any practicing Doctors (that is practicing, Howard Dean) who will follow to your turf (sic). We'll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right. We'll keep The Battle Hymn of the Republic and the National Anthem. I'm sure you'll be happy to substitute Imagine, I'd Like to Teach The World To Sing, Kum Ba Ya, or We Are the World.
We'll practice trickle down economics, and you can give trickle up poverty its best shot. Since it often so offends you we'll keep our History, our Name, and our Flag.
Would you agree to this? If so please pass it along to other likeminded patriots, and if you do not agree just hit delete and hang on. In the spirit of friendly parting, I'll bet you ANWAR on who will need whose help in 15 years.
John J. Wall
Law Student and an American
P.S. please take Barbra Streisand.
Sunday, March 01, 2009
BARF-OLA. Here's an econ lesson: MBA students at UC Irvine should save their money. There are plenty of free outlets for revisionist history; you don't need to pay grad level tuition rates for it.
It's funny this guy can talk about the the 70's and 80's and never once mention Jimmy Carter, but discuss the most recent round of tax cuts as though they happened 50 years ago.
I completed my MBA about 5 years back and I am soooo thankful I did not have to take my grad courses from a jackass professor who would like to re-write history to provide the guise of an even handed approach to economic theory.