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09
Jul
08

Real Girls Eat Meat

I’m back … finally! I ran into a MAJOR computer malfunction 10 days ago, and I’m too stubborn to give up trying to cure it myself.  Well … I DID IT!!!

Jessica_SimpsonSince it’s been so long since my last post, I thought I’d come back with a “news” story about Jessica Simpson and PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).  I know this has already been through the press and forgotten, but hey, it’s a great excuse to post a picture of Jessica! 🙂

PETA, who’s president Ingrid Newkirk claims “A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy”, now plans to target meat-eating celebrities.  At first, I think it’s funny that they target celebrities, but then my mood quickly saddens, as I realize how many people look to these celebrities as folk-heroes and believe in all the things they say.

From The Independent:

Ms Simpson was singled out for ridicule after she was spotted wearing a T-shirt bearing the slogan “Real Girls Eat Meat”, believed to be a light-hearted dig at her boyfriend Tony Romo’s vegetarian ex-girlfriend, Carrie Underwood.

Alistair Currie, a spokesman for Peta, said: “Jessica Simpson might have a right to wear what she wants, but she doesn’t have a right to eat what she wants – eating meat is about suffering and death. Some people feel like they are standing up against a tide of political correctness when they make a statement like this – what she is really doing is standing up for the status quo.”

PETA is an extremely radical organization.  As you can read in brief here, they have been involved in many extremely violent acts against humans, including burglaries, arson (burning down a 200-unit condominium complex), and firebombs (Michigan State University).  It’s my opinion that PETA simply hates people.  And while I’m playing armchair psychologist, it must then mean they really hate themselves.

Any group that has been involved with as much destruction of property, violence, and human death as PETA, should be investigated and squashed like any other terrorist organization.  Unfortunately, the PC Crowd has taken over, so any rational attempt to treat this organization for what they are – terrorists – turns into a baseless, emotional argument about cute, furry little animals.

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Peter Singer, professor of ethics at Princeton University and leading animal rights activist, has the following to say about humans and animals:

“Surely there will be some nonhuman animals whose lives, by any standards, are more valuable than the lives of some humans.”

“When the death of a disabled infant will lead to the birth of another infant with better prospects of a happy life, the total amount of happiness will be greater if the disabled infant is killed. The loss of the happy life for the first infant is outweighed by the gain of a happier life for the second. Therefore, if the killing of the hemophiliac infant has no adverse effect on others it would . . . be right to kill him.”

“[T]he life of a fetus is of no greater value than the life of a nonhuman animal at a similar level of rationality, self-consciousness, awareness, capacity. to feel, etc., and that since no fetus is a person no fetus has the same claim to life as a person.”

“Very often it’s not wrong to kill a child once it’s left the womb. Simply killing an infant is never equivalent to killing a person.”

PETA simply HATES people! It’s that plain and simple.  And the not-so-funny thing is … they don’t much care for animals either.  As the San Francisco Chronicle points out in “Better Dead than Fed“:

DON’T BE FOOLED by the slick propaganda of PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals … two PETA employees were charged with 31 felony counts of animal cruelty each, after authorities found them dumping the dead bodies of 18 animals they had just picked up from a North Carolina animal shelter into a Dumpster.

The Center for Consumer Freedom … shows PETA has killed more than 10,000 animals from 1998 to 2003. “In 2003, PETA euthanized over 85 percent of the animals it took in … finding adoptive homes for just 14 percent. By comparison, the Norfolk (Va.) SPCA found adoptive homes for 73 percent of its animals and Virginia Beach SPCA adopted out 66 percent.”

[PETA president Ingrid] Newkirk also told the New Yorker the world would be a better place without people. She explained why she had herself sterilized: “I am opposed to having children. Having a purebred human baby is like having a purebred dog; it’s nothing but vanity, human vanity.”

Now you know. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals doesn’t really like people. PETA has no use for ethics. And PETA kills animals.

Yes indeed … PETA KILLS ANIMALS!

Think again before you donate a few bucks to help the animals.  Make sure your money is going to a geniune cause, and not to an organization run by psychopaths like PETA.

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26
Jun
08

Having a Baby is Punishment!

Just like an STD! No need for further commentary by me today.  Obama says more than enough.

25
Jun
08

A Billion

A Billion DollarsWe all receive emails full of nonsensical stuff that friends and co-workers insist on passing around.  Generally I skim them very fast and delete, however, once in a blue moon, one of these “chain” emails catches my eye with some interesting content.  Today I share one of these emails with you.

The next time you hear a Politician talking about spending BILLIONS of TAX dollars, think about how much money that really is.  As inflation pushes the price up on everything around us, think about how handy the 30%+ the government CONFISCATES from each of your paychecks would be.  Then … think about how far IN DEBT the Politicians have put the government.  And when you’re done, go look yourself in the mirror and ask why you would ever trust one of these snake-oil salesmen (or women) again.

Here’s the email:

The next time you hear a politician use the word ‘billion’ in a casual manner, think about whether you want the ‘politicians’ spending YOUR tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of it’s releases.

  1. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
  2. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
  3. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
  4. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
  5. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.

While this thought is still fresh in our brain… let’s take a look at New Orleans.  It’s amazing what you can learn with some simple division.

Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D) is presently asking Congress for 250 BILLION DOLLARS to rebuild New Orleans.

Interesting number … what does it mean?

Well… if you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman, and child) you each get $516,528.

Or… if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans, your home gets $1,329,787.

Or… if you are a family of four, your family gets $2,066,012.

Washington, D.C. HELLO! Are all your calculators broken???

Accounts Receivable Tax

Building Permit Tax

CDL License Tax

Cigarette Tax

Corporate Income Tax

Dog License Tax

Federal Income Tax

Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)

Fishing License Tax

Food License Tax

Fuel Permit Tax

Gasoline Tax

Hunting License Tax

Inheritance Tax

Inventory Tax

IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)

IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)

Liquor Tax

Luxury Tax

Marriage License Tax

Medicare Tax

Property Tax

Real Estate Tax

Service charge taxes

Social Security Tax

Road Usage Tax (Truckers)

Sales Taxes

Recreational Vehicle Tax

School Tax

State Income Tax

State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)

Telephone Federal Excise Tax

Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax

Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax

Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax

Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax

Telephone State and Local Tax

Telephone Usage Charge Tax

Utility Tax

Vehicle License Registration Tax

Vehicle Sales Tax

Watercraft Registration Tax

Well Permit Tax

Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.

We had absolutely no national debt.

We had the largest middle class in the world.

and … Mom could stay home to raise the kids.

What happened?

Can you spell ‘Politicians!

23
Jun
08

Obama Dreams of Disarming the United States of America

“To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.” – George Washington

“The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.” – George Washington

Obama disagrees with our first President of the United States, George Washington. Obama plans to disarm America!

Maybe Obama lives with the Care Bears in a country high in the clouds.  How else can you explain it?  These are not the statements of a serious adult who seeks the incredible responsibilities of being the President of the United States.  Nope.  These are the statements of a child who believes the Care Bears are as real as you and me.

Maybe Obama smoked a lot more weed than he has admitted.  Most likely, he was smokin’ weed before taping this video.  He had to be! How else can you explain such delusion?  A man who is serious about being the leader of the free world can’t be this disconnected from reality.

Obama not only lacks the experience it takes to be President, he also lacks the maturity to accept the world as it is, rather than what he wishes it could be.  Obama’s hallucinations make him DANGEROUS to both the American way of life, and the entire free world abroad.

I can only imagine the cheers and excitement of our enemies as they watch this video.  They’ve found a kindred spirit, and he’s a leading candidate for President to boot!

Obama lives in the fantasyland of “shoulda, woulda, coulda”…  or he desires the destruction of our great nation.  Either way, he has truly become the most dangerous man in the world!

14
Jun
08

McCain’s War on Oil

McCain's War on OilMaybe there should be a requirement that anyone who runs for office in America be required to pass a stringent economics exam. Seriously! Politicians are morons!

At a town hall meeting in the old Federal Hall (New York City) last night, Senator John McCain had this to say:

“I believe there needs to be a thorough and complete investigation of speculators to find out whether speculation has been going on and, if so, how much it has affected the price of a barrel of oil. There’s a lot of things out there that need a lot more transparency and, consequently, oversight.”

“I am very angry, frankly, at the oil companies not only because of the obscene profits they’ve made but at their failure to invest in alternate energy to help us eliminate our dependence on foreign oil. They’re making huge profits and that happens, but not to say, ‘We’re in this so we can over time eliminate America’s dependence on foreign oil,’ I think is an abrogation of their responsibilities as citizens.”

It may sound like the bumbling argument of a drunk down at the corner bar, but no, these are the words of a Presidential contender. Let’s take a closer look at McCain’s mis-education.

What is a speculator? What does a speculator do?

In the commodities market, there are two types of traders – hedgers and speculators. What hedgers do, is attempt to reduce the risk of price uncertainty. For example, Henry, a potato farmer has another six months before he can harvest his crops and take them to market. He has fixed costs, so he wants to make sure he can get a profitable price on his potatoes, otherwise he may (literally) lose the farm.

So what does he do? He buys a futures contract which guarantees him today’s market price. If the price of potatoes falls when its time to harvest, he has no worries because his price has already been guaranteed. His downside is that if the price of potatoes goes up, he doesn’t earn any additional profits, but he’s happy because he already locked-in the profit he desired.

The speculators take the opposite approach. Instead of locking in today’s price, they attempt to predict the price in the future. The speculator is willing to buy Henry’s potatoes at today’s price, EVEN IF THE PRICE OF POTATOES FALLS THROUGH THE FLOOR! In other words, the speculators guarantee Farmer Henry the price he desires, and shoulder the risk of a potential fall in price for him. Without speculators, Farmer Henry wouldn’t be able to take this risk adverse action of hedging his crops.

BOTH the hedger and speculator are buying and selling the commodity. The difference is that the hedger is selling at a fixed price, while the speculator is buying at a fixed price. Quite frankly, without speculation, ALL markets would collapse.

“I believe there needs to be a thorough and complete investigation of speculators to find out whether speculation has been going on …”

Duh! Should there be a thorough investigation of accountants, because there’s been a lot of accounting going on? Also, it should be noted that many of the speculators are the big state pension funds of teachers, police, and firefighters! This guy doesn’t have a clue of what he’s talking about.

“I am very angry … at the oil companies … failure to invest in alternate energy to help us eliminate our dependence on foreign oil.”

McCain should start a company to create this MAGIC Alternate Energy Source! Can we be candid for a moment? You, me, the guy down the street … all the CEO’s in the world, Algore, and everyone else would LOVE to discover an energy source better than oil! It’d be a bigger deal than the invention of the light bulb and the computer. You’d be able to hire Bill Gates as your butler!

War on OilRight now, however, this “alternate energy source” doesn’t exist. And all the bumbling speeches of Politicians and their accompanying Rube Goldberg regulation schemes won’t change that fact. So instead of blaming BIG OIL for our dependence on foreign tyrants for energy, Mr. McCain should look himself in the mirror, and then take a good look at his “Good ol’ Boy” network in Congress … because America needs to be producing oil!

It is YOU and your cronies in CONGRESS who keep Americans dependent on foreign oil!

The 2008 Presidential Election has set a new low in America. We have the choice between a radical socialist in Obama, and an economic dunce in McCain.

God save us all. God save the U.S.A.!

12
Jun
08

BIG OIL!

Prices at the gas pump keep climbing higher, and it’s nippin’ people in the old pocketbook. So what does Congress want to do? Tax ’em! And tax ’em again!

Oh … but they’ll set-up a nice little “trust fund” they say … please, read my column here.

How about a little homegrown?

warrantedarrestNo! Not that kind of homegrown … I’m talkin’ about OIL!

Homegrown OIL!

About 50 miles off the Florida Keys reside vast oil reserves available to be tapped by American oil companies (yeah, scary Big Oil). Dictator Fidel Castro has hooked up with China to drill there (using slant drilling techniques to pump from American territory), but Congress refuses to let Americans drill for oil in this part of the ocean. Nope! Instead, they want to TAX us, and TAX US again! (Don’t kid yourself about who really pays those taxes).

Anybody remember the seventies? Long lines at the gas pump, rapid increases in the price … good times???

This is what Congress wants. They want to bring back the energy policies of the 1970’s.

Of course there’s ANWR (Alaska National Wildlife Reserve) too. If it wasn’t for the Politicians insatiable need to get up on a podium and sell their snake oil to the citizens, we’d be supplying Americans with American oil.

“The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI), in its April, 1987 report on the oil and gas potential of the Coastal Plain,rogue9 estimated that there are billions of barrels of oil to be discovered in the area. DOI estimates that “in-place resources” range from 4.8 billion to 29.4 billion barrels of oil. Recoverable oil estimates ranges from 600 million barrels at the low end to 9.2 billion barrels at the high end. They also reported identifying 26 separate oil and gas prospects in the Coastal Plain that could each contain “super giant” fields (500 million barrels or more)” (Warriors for Truth).

What about oil shale? According to government reports, the world’s largest deposits lie in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. “… if fully developed, domestic shale oil extraction could free America from dependence on oil imports for 160 years” (Liberty Works)!

I could carry on and on, but you get my point: There’s oil in them there hills!

I’ll leave the affect of inflation regarding the price you pay at the pump for another time, along with the speculation bubble that is certain to burst. Today, we focus on Congress.

The Politicians are selling you snake oil, while they keep our country dependent on foreign oil. The Politicians get to keep spouting off sound bytes to create the illusion of being heroes, while YOU get to dig deeper into your family budget to buy gasoline from foreign tyrants.

I have to wonder … What would happen if Americans didn’t have to buy their oil from tyrants? I wonder if those tyrants would have less money (our own no less) to attack America, slander America, and subdue their own citizens? Hmmmm …

Again, I have to wonder … How many new American jobs would be created in drilling, refining, and delivering American Oil to Americans? How much more revenue would federal and state governments have to pilfer and spend on pet pork projects with all the new oil, and new jobs … ?

I wonder …

The ANSWER to rising gas prices is right in front of your nose! Throw the punks in Congress out, and support drilling for oil in America! Land of the free, home of the brave … remember?

10
Jun
08

Obama is Watching … You!

As people continue to put more and more FAITH behind the blind promises of politicians, America takes yet another step down the “Road to Serfdom“. Don’t blame the politicians though. You’re the one who keeps voting these opportunists in!

National Fingerprint Registry!

Sens. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) authored a bill (with 11 co-sponsors, includingLady-bug Sen. Barack Obama) that was incorporated into a housing bill passed by the Senate Banking Committee 19-2 before the Memorial Day recess – a bill that creates a national fingerprint registry.

According to a Martinez press release, the language merely “create[s] national licensing and oversight standards for residential mortgage originators.”

One of the standards, John Berlau of the Competitive Enterprise Institute says, may “require thousands of individuals working even tangentially in the mortgage and real estate industries – and not suspected of anything – to send their prints to the feds.

This is a step in the wrong direction – at least for a nation that preserves freedom.

The Foundry Blog.