Friday, January 23, 2009

I want some TARP. They're giving money away for free (Video)

The TARP Song by Bill Zucker. He'll have more You Tube hits than the 0bama girl.

Margaret Thatcher quote:

"The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hooray! for Gov. Brewer (Is she now the best Gov. in America?)

There is but one recipe for success to get us out of this economic crash.  IT IS THE SPENDING, STUPID! 
Newly minted Gov. Brewer gets it, thank heavens.
Cut spending this year to balance the budget, then next budget cycle we can work on TAX CUTS and more spending cuts to balance.
When the AZ economy begins the rebound, revenues to the state will explode.
Then we can catch up on some necessary state projects, and offer additional targeted tax cuts.
County and local governments need to cut their budgets, too.  The more they cut, the quicker the recovery.
The short-term pain of cuts is far less than the long-term pain of paying interest on borrowed money.

Brewer takes command of a state with a budget shortfall pegged at $1.6 billion for the remainder of this fiscal year and potentially an additional $3 billion for next. The cuts ahead will be difficult, she said, but "there will be no time for gloom or further denial."

"We know the necessary reductions in state spending will not occur without impact to lives and livelihoods," she said. "Our task is to minimize that impact as much we can, even as we keep our state moving forward toward a brighter future." [...]

She mocked President Barack Obama's major economic-stimulus plan, saying, "My transition team and I are not sitting idle while the new government in Washington plans another trillion dollars in deficit spending." She said her aim in Arizona will be to "call forth the creativity, determination and entrepreneurial spirit that made these United States the most prosperous great power in the history of the world."

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Why I Drink

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Try the Obama Speech Generator

Write your own 0bama speech by filling in the blanks at the 0bama Speech Generator:

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"Ax-Ready" gov't programs vs. 0bama's "Shovel-Ready"

An Open Letter to the United States Congress and President-elect Obama: Instead of "Shovel-Ready" Spending, Focus on "Ax-Ready" Waste

NTU Excerpt:

In the interest of fostering a rational debate over Washington's priorities, both the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) and Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) maintain extensive lists of programs that could be cut and legislation that would reduce spending. We target programs that are either ineffective or duplicative, as well as activities best left to state and local governments or the private sector.

CCAGW's research arm, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), released "Prime Cuts 2009" this week, a database containing 700 spending cut recommendations across the entire federal budget totaling $1.9 trillion over five years. It includes the elimination of duplicative and inefficient ventures such as the Market Access Program, which is funneling $231 million over five years to some of the largest and most profitable American companies for advertising abroad. "Prime Cuts" also makes tough calls, like canceling the NASA Mars Initiative, saving $11.5 billion over five years. It is available from CAGW staff or at
Big Rattler says, "Let's get a grip on the ax, not the shovel."

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Clever number problem to solve

This is a problem, which can be easily solved by children before entering elementary school. If you want to give it a try, please forget everything you have ever studied. Here it comes:

8809 = 6
7111 = 0
2172 = 0
6666 = 4
1111 = 0
3213 = 0
7662 = 2
9312 = 1
0000 = 4
2222 = 0
3333 = 0
5555 = 0
8193 = 3
8096 = 5
7777 = 0
9999 = 4
7756 = 1
6855 = 3
9881 = 5
5531 = 0

2581 = ?

Reply back if you have the solution.

Solution:  I didn't get it but I found it.  It's a head slapper. Check back around 4 pm (MST) today!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Cloud Appreciation Society

Something a little different ... The Cloud Appreciation Society.
Great photographs of clouds from around the world.
Sam LeBarron.
Ryan Vervest.

Friday, January 9, 2009

'Atlas Shrugged': From Fiction to Fact in 52 Years

Wall Street Journal editor Stephen Moore wrote an article (1-9-08) drawing parallels of today's massive debt crisis and Ayn Rand's influential book "Atlas Shrugged."  Below is an excerpt of his article.  Link
One memorable moment in "Atlas" occurs near the very end, when the economy has been rendered comatose by all the great economic minds in Washington. Finally, and out of desperation, the politicians come to the heroic businessman John Galt (who has resisted their assault on capitalism) and beg him to help them get the economy back on track. The discussion sounds much like what would happen today:

Galt: "You want me to be Economic Dictator?"

Mr. Thompson: "Yes!"

"And you'll obey any order I give?"


"Then start by abolishing all income taxes."

"Oh no!" screamed Mr. Thompson, leaping to his feet. "We couldn't do that . . . How would we pay government employees?"

"Fire your government employees."

"Oh, no!"

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Blago should rescind Burris and appoint a GOP'er

Now Blagojevich should rescind the Burris nomination since the US Senate has tainted his appointment and postponed the law by not seating him.
Blago's next move -- to throw the corrupt fish-headed politicians into full flatulence frenzy -- would be then to appoint a REPUBLICAN to take 0bama's old Senate seat.
Frankly, what does Blago have to lose?

Friday, January 2, 2009