Monday, December 28, 2009

"The Dance Band On The Titanic"...Here's The Bandleader...

E. Benjamin Nelson (the E. stands for "Earmark") in his infinite wisdom and concern contributed the following quote this week...

“I’d just as soon see that set aside until we work through the economy,” said Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.). “What we don’t want to do is have anything get in the way of working to resolve the problems with the economy.”

Now he's worried about the economy...after selling out the majority of his constituents and the nation to ObamaCare?  Nope...entirely different subject that will only add another nail in the coffin of our Republic's fiscal collapse.

Don't worry Ben...despite how pathetic the NEGOP field of contenders will won't have to worry much longer...Nebraskans plan to turn you out to pasture in 2012.  "Anything Is Better Than Ben." will be the NEGOP mantra.

Still waiting for Governor Dave Heineman's formal letter demanding E. Ben return the Medicaid Judas Money to Harry Reid.  It ain't gonna happen folks...turns out Heineman is one of the  "vocalists" in the Titanic Band.  

Sunday, December 27, 2009

All Quiet In The Grand Forks Sector...

Seems a bit busy in the other sectors though.  With ObamaCare behind us...and Cap and Trade legislation being discouraged by "moderate" Dems...seems the next logical item on the "jam it down their throat" list will be amnesty.  BOHICA Chica.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

More Copenhagen Hits....


Those folks in Minnesota have a lot of time on their hands this time of year. 

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Keeping The Copenhagen Summit Theme Alive...


This recently revised monthly outlook for December makes one wonder how much faith we can put into the really long range "stuff."  The revision must be with the "hockey stick" removed.  

Christmas Morning update...As the "blizz" continues to howl on the other side of my window 2 feet away...average December temperatures in south central Nebraska are 7 to 10 degrees below normal...looks like the revised forecast is on the money...except maybe the "B" in Texas should be over Nebraska.

Friday, December 4, 2009

I Got the Washboard Blues...

 U.S. unemployment "improves" to 10 percent...good news.  The other side of the coin says new U.S. job growth will still take a hit according to one former Secretary of Labor.  We are headed toward being a Third World nation at breakneck speed.  Hold on road maintainance in sight for this washboard road.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Al Gore Backs Away...Or Is He Saving His Carbon Credits For Christmas??

AGW Alarmist Al Gore has canceled part of his Copenhagen itinerary for no apparent reason.  What puzzles me is that there were 3000 Danes lined up and willing to spend the money to see him.  And I thought Danes were known for their intellect.

From the Washington Post:
“Have you ever shaken hands with an American vice president? If not, now is your chance. Meet Al Gore in Copenhagen during the UN Climate Change Conference,” notes the Danish tourism commission, which is helping Mr. Gore promote “Our Choice,” his newest book about global warming in all its alarming modalities.
“Tickets are available in different price ranges for the event. If you want it all, you can purchase a VIP ticket, where you get a chance to shake hands with Al Gore, get a copy of Our Choice and have your picture taken with him. The VIP event costs DKK 5,999 and includes drinks and a light snack.”
Wait, what? How much is that in American dollars? The currency conversion says it all, too: 5,999 Danish kroners is equivalent to $1,209.
“If you do not want to spend that much money, but still want to hear Al Gore speak about his latest book about climate challenges, you can purchase general tickets, ranging in price from DKK 199-1,499 depending on where in the room you want to sit,” the practical Danes advise. “There will be large screens, so that everyone will get a good view.”

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

War Surtax

A "surtax on war" is being considered by Obama and his pals...and Capitol Hill is abuzz...some for...most against this latest tax scheme.  If everything comes together...Americans making less than $150,000 a year would pay a 1 percent surtax...those between $150,000.01 and $250,000 would pay a higher "yet undetermined" percentage...and those pulling in $250,000.01 or more in a year would be fair game to have their butts taxed to the max...after-all they can afford it.  

There would be exemptions of course...those who have served in a combat zone since 2001 would not be taxed...which in my mind is the least our government can do for our veterans.  But then again...why not all veterans that have served this matter how long ago?  If they are living and have served honorably...they are no different...they stepped forward to defend our Country and Constitution just like those they served beside.

I say take it one step further...reinstate the draft with no deferments (other than health) and give everyone the chance to serve this nation with honor.  I think "Mr. Obama" is headed to Oslo next week to pick up a Nobel Peace Prize based on his "potential".  I believe that anyone that has served honorably in the Army...Air Force...Navy...Marines or Coast Guard also deserves a "surtax deferment" based on their "potential."  Everyone in our military is a potential Medal of Honor recipient.

Anything less and I will drive my grandchildren to Canada myself.   Oh...and Senator Lieberman's stock just fell 40 percent in my eyes. 

...Update...And just when you thought you heard it all...Obama's favorite stepchild Ben Nelson thinks we should bring back Ward Bond...err...war bonds...saying it would be a better idea for Americans to invest in the war rather than be taxed.  Ben...would war bonds yield more than current CD rates?  Ben...half of freaking America doesn't even know we are at war...let alone are able to grasp the concept of war bonds.  Then Ben says Joe Lieberman thinks war bonds are a great idea too.  Once again Ben can't get it straight...Lieberman suggested a war surtax.  

Hey's another novel idea...let the folks go out...find the best health insurance that suits their individual needs...then let them pay for it...without government bureaucracy and red tape inflating the cost.