Friday, April 30, 2010
Harry Reid hired quite a think tank of geniuses that thought it would be a good idea to poke fun at Americans who attempt innovate when they are low on cash and need medical care. Who would think there might be a better way to get medical care than just dropping into the emergency room with no cash and no identification? Hey- it works just fine for illegal aliens.
When your world view is that the American government is obligated to wipe your ass for you at every avenue, I guess innovation and cost savings is a silly thought.
I actually did try to barter with my primary care physician a couple years ago. I happened to be dealing with the contractor remodeling my doctor's house. The contractor walked out on the job stiffed suppliers, sub contractors and the homeowner for a lot of money.
My biz was in this mix and out for a few hundred dollars and I offered to call it even with the homeowner on my end if they could waive a recent exam fee from a little incident involving my ankle in my own home improvement project.
The Doctor would have loved to, but couldn't barter because of concerns around the legality and complications with insurance. Go figure- fear of government prevents innovation.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
1) a spine
2) a strong belief in the first amendment
3) a strong belief in the second amendment should someone try to test 1
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I am very much looking forward to the day I take my chips off the table and say screw you Olympia, pay for your own feel good agenda.
I couldn't be more disgusted if my own grandchildren took their inheritance and spent it on drugs, fast cars and hookers.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Despite efforts from fiscally responsible local indian tribes to recover the sunken grant money, Obama's stash was thought to be lost unti it appeared in the stomach of the beached carcass.
"Big Score for Gregoire election fund!" Shouted one tribal leader, "errr, I mean the environment" he later recanted. The group was last spotted at the Thurston County Courthouse carrying the wet bag of loot getting a permit for a property tax free casino to go next to the property tax free waterpark in south Thurston.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Today the Olympian made it official. They are no longer even attempting to be in the news business. For as long as I've lived here, there has been little doubt that the Zero had an ounce of credibibility as a news outfit; they've made no attempt to hide their liberal slant on any/every news story. However today Brad Shannon's coverage of the April 15 Tea Party removed any remaining guise of being a news organization. Rather than cover the Tea Party, the Zero did a full on infomercial for government spending and included two lines about the Tea Party.
Wow. Hey Brad, how's that search for a state job working out for you? Honest reporting just isn't your "thing." The kicker is Brad claims he is even handed. Seriously.
I've worked in marketing for 15 years and it would take a room full of us a week to dream up the lying propaganda you try to pass for news. It would take another 10 months to try and do damage control on the loss of credibility of running a story like this as anything but propaganda. But, like the government programs they defend, success at the Zero is defined by utter failure and bankruptcy.
Speaking of bankrupt, I did the courtesy of removing advertisers from the following screen shot. Click on it for the large version. Quite a gem. When is the Zero's branding department going to add the hammer and sickle?
Update: I actually phoned Brad to complain about his non coverage of the actual event. He contends that this wasn't a news story (on the front page of the Olympian website), it was a blog post. He also said he quotes plenty of Republicans, (just none in this article-blog-post- or whatever he is trying to pass it off as).
He also stated that he wrote all of his coverage of the Tea Party BEFORE the actual event and went down to the event only to get the number of attendees. (notice he didn't quote anyone at the event).
Brad contends that I am a hateful and disturbed individual and far out of the mainstream. Yeah, me and a few thousand others who took time off of work to go up to the capital.
For the record, I didn't make it to this rally, I had to work. Also for the record Brad, yes I am disturbed and full of hate; the legislature just slapped my small business with a big fat tax increase and the President and Congress have just spent my grandchildren into bankruptcy. However, Brad- if you aren't disturbed, it is YOU who is not in the mainstream.
In the time of Tea Parties, it is important to note that all options are open. While the lefties like to bandy about the inevitable fall of the US as the worlds greatest economic superpower through private decadence, keep in mind our forefathers said "screw you" to taxation by a bunch of out of touch decadent pinheads 3000 miles away and set forth a new country. Throughout history, the only common thread is countries rise and countries collapse for many reasons. When we stop believing in American exceptionalism, we stop being the exception to this rule.
- Even at gun point, paying taxes is a choice. Paying taxes means we choose to recognize our form of government as legitimate. While our local elected officials like Christine Gregoire, Adam Smith, and Brian Baird seem to have nothing but contempt for the tax paying individuals who make this country solvent, WE THE PEOPLE are obliged to remeber we don't HAVE to do anything. These are rules we choose to obey. Should there come a time we CHOOSE not to pay, their legitimacy ends.
- "Render unto Ceaser, that which is Ceaser's." Yeah, like Jesus said. Meaning the US currency good for all debts public and private which we value so much is absolute thin air. It belongs to the US government; not you, not China and you can't take it with you when you leave this planet. So long as you believe in the US government, you believe in this currency. If you don't want to render unto Ceaser, develop other currency that can't be taxed.
Further, let me put this in a language the pin heads running our governemnt can understand: Every country/state that has raised taxes to onerous levels have thriving underground economies. People and businesses no longer render unto Ceaser. Tax cuts work because no honest man disagrees to a reasonable contribution to our form of civilization. If the likes of Gregoire, Smith, and Baird, continue working to destroy our form of civilization, honest men and women will no longer play by the rules. History has taught us that much.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Why should Gregoire have to stump for at risk candidates at election time? Were they not acting in their constituents best interest? The latter is why they are in elected positions. If elected officials' actions in this legislative session don't win swimming appraise from their districts, who exactly are they representing?
The left complains about bitter contempt for elected officials from the Tea Party crowd. The above pledge from Gregoire indicates that our elected officials, Gregoire above all, have nothing but contempt for We The People. When Senators and Reps stop representing the voters in their district, the form of government they swore to abide by and protect ceases to exist.
For the record and in light of Christine Gregoire's own approval rating, I encourage her to ACTIVELY campaign for all the Democrat incumbents. Thurston County Judge Chris Wickham may rule Gregoire to register her time as a financial contribution to the Republican candidates.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Ummmmmm what's Hanford?
Some links to refresh your memories too.
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
While the media wants to make them everyone's beeswax, that shouldn't have changed the course of events in the Woods household.
The public self shame and apology tour about how he feels so bad has really has moved me from indifferent to outright not respecting him. It's even more spineless than that lying twit John Edwards.
As if this blog weren't enough testimony to the hardships of the male gender: Real men make decisions and live with the consequences. I'm not siding with the cheating; that's a spousal one way ticket to the curb in my book.
What I am siding with is this; if you're a super star athlete living by your own set of rules- then be clear and unapologetic about it. People may not like you, but they will respect you for owning your life. Nobody respects a man who lets main stream media be their moral compass.
Then again, I am probably not in Tiger's target market.