28 April 2010

Best Yahoo comment of the week

Texas Governor Rick Perry shot a coyote while out on a jog with his Labrador last February. The coyote appeared out of a bush and the governor shot him with a .380 loaded with hollow points (as a side note, the fact that he was using hollow points shouldn't be surprising as the .380 is quite a small round). Among the many responses of cheers (those with a brain) and jeers (those who really believe Obama is actually qualified to be president) was this gem:

Obama would have requested UN intervention, appointed a coyote czar and requested a billion dollars to solve the problem. The coyote would have said "burp" as it finished eating the dog. - Sugar's Dad.

19 April 2010

On the Bright Side...

...at least I don't live in the EU.
The European Union has declared travelling a human right, and is launching a scheme to subsidize vacations with taxpayers' dollars for those too poor to afford their own trips.

"Travelling for tourism today is a right. The way we spend our holidays is a formidable indicator of our quality of life," Mr. Tajani told a group of ministers at The European Tourism Stakeholders Conference in Madrid on April 15.

The plan -- just who gets to enjoy the travel package has yet to be determined -- would see taxpayers footing some of the vacation bill for seniors, youths between the ages of 18 and 25, disabled people, and families facing "difficult social, financial or personal" circumstances. The disabled and elderly can also be accompanied by one other person. The EU and its taxpayers are slated to fund 30% of the cost of these tours, which could range from youth exploring abandoned factories and power plants in Manchester to retirees taking discount trips to Madrid, all in the name of cultural appreciation.

"The commission is literally considering paying people to go on holiday," Mats Persson, of pro-reform think-tank Open Europe, told Britain's News of the World. "In this economic climate, it's astonishing that the EU wants to bribe people with cheap holidays."
I don't even know where to go with this one. Obi-one better get crackin' if he intends to compete with the socialist quagmires in the EU.

Eco-Nuts Finally Catching On?

It's about freaking time.
Forty-eight percent (48%) of voters say global warming is caused by long-term planetary trends, while only 33% blame human activity. These results are identical to those found last month.
Apparently the poll did not include members of the oh-so-scientific Project on Climate Science.
Global warming is unequivocal and primarily human-induced ... Global temperature has increased over the past 50 years. This observed increase is due primarily to human-induced emissions of heat-trapping gases.
Is it any wonder that 80% of Americans distrust the federal government when they are so clearly disconnected from reality? The coalition group issued this statement in advance of a report set to be released to the UN on 22 April (Earth Day). I would just like to refer to some very inconvenient data that I mentioned last year.

Never mind that the 40 years before that were comprised of global cooling, which were preceded by 40 years of global warming. So, in honor of Earth Day this week, let's listen to Charlton Heston weigh in on the global warming debate. Again, taken from a previous post.

12 April 2010

O Approval Hits New Low

Whatever “bounce” Obama got from the passage of ObamaCARE has vanished in a big way. Obama’s job approval rating fell to 47% for the week ending April 11 (including 43% among independents), the lowest weekly average recorded by Gallup for the Obamanation.

In historical context, Obama’s job approval rating is slightly below where Bill Clinton was in April 1994, his second year in office, but roughly equal to Ronald Reagan’s approval rating in April 1982. Both of these presidents’ political parties lost substantial numbers of House seats in the midterm elections in their second years, a historical fact that does not bode well for the Democratic Party in this fall’s elections if Obama’s ratings stay at their current level or go lower.

06 April 2010

Congressman Invents New Speed Reading Course!

Yes, dear friend, you too can read 337.5 pages per hour (5.625 pages per minute), which is exactly how fast you'd have to read in order to read the new ~2700 page health care bill 3 times in one day, like our dear friend, Congressman Phil Hare. Never mind the fact that he doesn't care about the Constitutionality of the bill...