Monday, April 30, 2007

Fools

Saturday, April 28, 2007

John Kerry -- Moonbat




The whole of the Democrat party is becoming a loon toon camp.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Unanimous Court Ruling For Talk Radio

Even in the liberal bastion of Washington State, the court ruled Thursday that Radio Talk Shows are not subject to the camapign finance laws.
A unanimous state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that two radio talk show hosts who used airtime to support a gas-tax rollback initiative they launched were not required to report their commentary as an in-kind political contribution.

The court also reinstated a countersuit filed by the No New Gas Tax campaign against the local governments that initially sued: San Juan County and the cities of Auburn, Kent and Seattle.

"This is a victory for free speech and a free press in Washington state," said William Maurer, executive director of the Institute for Justice Washington chapter, who argued the case before the high court. "Washingtonians can rest assured that the news and voice and commentary they hear has not been censored or restricted by the government in any way."

The ruling overturns a 2005 ruling by Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Wickham that talk show hosts John Carlson and Kirby Wilbur at Seattle radio station KVI were key organizers and promoters of Initiative 912. The ballot measure was aimed at heading off a four-step, 9.5-cent-a-gallon increase in the state gasoline tax.
Sanity prevails. There would be some liberals on the air as well, if they didn't talk to the audience from an alternate reality.

Liberals hate the First Amendment almost as much as the hate the Second. Any thing that exposes their disingenuous agenda for world socialism they oppose. I wonder why that is?

Story here.

Current Solar Cycle, Deep Minimum ??



One lonely sunspot shows on the sun after
weeks of near zero sunspot activity

This week in Boulder, Colorado, a group of leading solar physicists met to compare and discuss their predictions for the next solar maximum. On April 25th they held a press conference and announced a split decision. One camp holds that Solar Cycle 24 will be intense and peak in 2011, a second group predicts a much weaker maximum in 2012. This is a year later than some other recent predictions. Expected to start last fall, the delayed onset of Solar Cycle 24 stymied the panel and left them evenly split on whether a weak or strong period of solar storms lies ahead, but neither group predicts a record-breaker.



Researchers were able to agree on one thing -- Solar activity is entering a period of deep minimum. Based on declining sunspot numbers and other factors, the cycle should hit rock bottom in March 2008 plus or minus six months.

Best avaialable data says 2007 and 2008 will be really low sunspot years. The rest will have to wait for Ms Sun, when it weighs in with the actual results. A couple of years of sunspot minimums could put a damper on the globull warming hoax.

Here is the press release.

Gen Petraeus On Iraq

General Petreaus, the top US general in Iraq, gave a stark message to Washington officials at the Pentagon today when asked what would happen if the US forces pulled out as the Defeatocrats plan calls for. Petraeus said, as quoted from the video below:
"My sense is that there would be an increase or resumption in sectarian violence were the presence of our forces and Iraqi forces were to be reduced. It can get much, much worse than it was."
General Petreaus pointed to two worrying developments- the increased profile of Al Qaeda in Iraq and more and more evidence obtained by US forces that Iran is trying to destabilize the situation by funding insurgent groups.

It is absolutely appalling that this did not even make it into the mainstream news articles! Why do you think that is???





General David Petraeus gave a press briefing in Washington this morning, 4/26/07. You may have seen news accounts of it, the headline generally was along the lines of "Petraeus Says Things May Get Worse." This is the propaganda reduction of a full hour's briefing spoon fed to the eager brain dead public to summarize the day's template journalism. Short and sweet, but it's a lie. If you want to see the whole thing in context, it's a little over an hour, here it is. Needless to say, there is a great deal more information than can be conveyed in any short Democrat propaganda slanted negative news story.

This video comes from the Pentagon Channel, an excellent web site that includes a daily news show with footage from Iraq and around the world.

Full transcript here.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Monday, April 23, 2007

Hero



Dr. Liviu Librescu
August 18, 1930 – April 16, 2007

The Sun




The source of all things on Earth, golbal warming and the entire solar system. To think that man can ... well it's just stupid on it's face.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Silence, I Kill You




Jeff Dunham at his best!!!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Ubuntu Getting Feisty



Vista vs Ubuntu Feisty

Ubuntu released their version 7.04, Feisty Fawn, on April 19 to a jammed worldwide download nightmare. It took me about 6 hours to download. But it was worth the wait. The new release is great. I had been beta testing it all along and found the new features, the spit and polish to really make it shine. No more Windows for me.

I left the Microsoft world for good back a few months when Feisty alpha came out. I found some potholes but mostly smooth sailing. I also have a copy of Vista, and it simply does not make a compelling case for the money it costs. It also does not run as fast on my chosen Internet box as does Ubuntu. The DRM wasn't a plus either. I use a old P4 Dell SC400 3.0 1.5 GB as my main Internet box and it performs admirably with Feisty. Of course Firefox is the browser of choice. There are still a few websites that stick to using MS tools and browser and these backwards sites sometimes gives Firefox fits with their non-standard code. But such is life.

Yesterday MS announced the $3 WindowsXP bundle to compete with Ubuntu. Now at first blush, I wonder how the anti-trust folks are going to treat this dumping? I think MS believes that by reducing the entry cost to effectively zero, they will be able to make it up with the add-ons. My guess is most people, even in developing countries understand the game and realize the cost of ownership for MS products really adds up, sometimes many times the cost of the machine itself. Here is what you get in the developing country $3 bill
Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates launched an initiative in China Thursday(4/19/07) aimed at bridging the digital divide ... involves offering governments a $3 software package called the Student Innovation Suite. It includes Windows XP Starter Edition, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 and some other stuff ... The suite will be available by the end of this year to qualifying governments that are working to supply PCs to students in order to promote technology skills. In 2008, Microsoft will extend its availability to all countries with economies defined as low- or middle-income.
Compare this to what the user gets with Ubuntu and it is no contest.

A quick first look review at the new Ubuntu is here. And some handy tips what to do when you get Ubuntu 7.04 installed is here. Download here. Community support forum here. What are you waiting for?

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Fred Thompson Speaks On Taxes




Case Closed: Tax Cuts Mean Growth
By Fred Thompson, 4/18/2007 8:44:17 AM

It's that time again, and I was thinking of the old joke about paying your taxes with a smile. The punch line is that the IRS doesn't accept smiles. They want your money.

So it's not that funny, but there is reason to smile this tax season. The results of the experiment that began when Congress passed a series of tax-rate cuts in 2001 and 2003 are in. Supporters of those cuts said they would stimulate the economy. Opponents predicted ever-increasing budget deficits and national bankruptcy unless tax rates were increased, especially on the wealthy.

In fact, Treasury statistics show that tax revenues have soared and the budget deficit has been shrinking faster than even the optimists projected. Since the first tax cuts were passed, when I was in the Senate, the budget deficit has been cut in half.

Remarkably, this has happened despite the financial trauma of 9/11 and the cost of the War on Terror. The deficit, compared to the entire economy, is well below the average for the last 35 years and, at this rate, the budget will be in surplus by 2010.

Perhaps the most fascinating thing about this success story is where the increased revenues are coming from. Critics claimed that across-the-board tax cuts were some sort of gift to the rich but, on the contrary, the wealthy are paying a greater percentage of the national bill than ever before.

The richest 1% of Americans now pays 35% of all income taxes. The top 10% pay more taxes than the bottom 60%.

The reason for this outcome is that, because of lower rates, money is being invested in our economy instead of being sheltered from the taxman. Greater investment has created overall economic strength. Job growth is robust, overcoming trouble in the housing sector; and the personal incomes of Americans at every income level are higher than they've ever been.

President John F. Kennedy was an astute proponent of tax cuts and the proposition that lower tax rates produce economic growth. Calvin Coolidge and Ronald Reagan also understood the power of lower tax rates and managed to put through cuts that grew the U.S. economy like Kansas corn. Sadly, we just don't seem able to keep that lesson learned.

Now, as before, politicians are itching to fund their pet projects with the short-term revenue increases that come from tax hikes, ignoring the long-term pain they always cause. Unfortunately, the tax cuts that have produced our record-breaking government revenues and personal incomes will expire soon. Because Congress has failed to make them permanent, we are facing the worst tax hike in our history.

Already, worried investors are trying to figure out what the financial landscape will look like in 2011 and beyond.

This issue is particularly important now because massive, unfunded entitlements are coming due as the baby-boom generation retires. We simply cannot afford higher taxes if we want an economy able to bear up under the strain of those obligations. And beyond the issue of our annual federal budget is the nearly $9 trillion national debt that we have not even begun to pay off.

To face these challenges, and any others that we might encounter in a hazardous world, we need to maintain economic growth and healthy tax revenues. That is why we need to reject taxes that punish rather than reward success. Those who say they want a "more progressive" tax system should be asked one question:

Are you really interested in tax rates that benefit the economy and raise revenue -- or are you interested in redistributing income for political reasons?

Mr. Thompson is a former Republican senator from Tennessee whose commentaries, "The Fred Thompson Report," can be heard on the ABC Radio network.

Finally, someone who can get in the mdeia and Democrats face and make the point.

A ReRun

An excerpt from the show "Bullshit" where Penn & Teller discuss gun control. In light of the recent shooting rampage in Virgina they make some good points that gun control laws would not have prevented this tragedy.


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Worth Watching Again

In 1991 a deranged gunman crashed his truck into Luby's Cafeteria in Texas and began ruthlessly shooting innocent patrons, Suzanne Hupp was there. She watched helplessly as the shooter killed both of her parents in the malie.

She spoke to Congress in 1993 against the assault weapons ban that Congress passed but let expire in 2004 because it became obvious it did nothing to deter violence.





Liberals -- Raise taxes, fund socialism, ban guns it all they know. Thinking isn't a liberals strong suit in their pursuit of their totalitarian utopia.

Last week the liberals attacked the first amendment, this week the second amendment. What happened to those freedom loving tax cutting liberals before the 2006 election? Say anything do anything to get elected, that's what liberals do. Well at least your library card is safe, ... wait, they didn't even do anything about that, except use it to convince morons to vote for them.

Friday, April 13, 2007

This Week In Peeps



Taxes, Up Up And Away, Democrats Are Here





Raise taxes, fund socialism, and gun control. It's all Donks know, and it's pathetic.

al Qaeda Wants Spain Back

Appeasement works, right?
Alarm in Spain over al-Qaeda call for its 'reconquest

Madrid (dpa) - The emergence of a new al-Qaeda-linked organization in Northern Africa is alarming Spain, which is concerned about Islamists' calls for the reconquest of the country they regard as a lost part of the Muslim world. "We will not be in peace until we set our foot again in our beloved al-Andalus," al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb said on claiming responsibility for an attack which killed at least 24 people in Algiers on Wednesday.

Al-Andalus is the Moorish name for Spain, parts of which were ruled by Muslims for about eight centuries until the last Moorish bastion, Granada, succumbed to the Christian Reconquest in 1492.

The terrorists will undoubtedly attempt to extend their offensive from Northern Africa to European soil, anti-terrorism judge Baltasar Garzon warned, cautioning that Spain was at a "very high risk" of suffering an Islamist attack.

The reference to al-Andalus was not the first by al-Qaeda, which has also vowed to put an end to the Spanish "occupation" of the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla on the Moroccan coast....

The Algerian-based al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, formerly known as the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC), intends to federate North African Islamist cells under a common umbrella.

Some of the people who could attack Spain may already be in the country, where nearly 80 per cent of prison inmates jailed on charges related to international terrorism have come from Northern Africa over the past five years.

Islamist radicals proselytize at an estimated 10 per cent of Spain's hundreds of unofficial mosques, which operate in garages, basements and the like.

Spain has become an important base for the recruitment of suicide bombers who are sent to Iraq, according to press reports. Some of the fighters are believed to be trained in new al-Qaeda camps in Sahel countries such as Mali, Niger or Mauritania.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

New Snook Proposal


Centropomus undecimalis

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the snook population along the Gulf Coast and other areas of the state is considered to be just fine. But, like anything else, it could be better.

That’s the word from a 22-member snook working group – a consulting body of guides, sport fishermen, researchers and outdoor writers organized by the Commission to design a blueprint for Florida’s future snook population.

Their recommendations will be considered by commissioners April 11-12 when the board meets in Tallahassee to consider a number of proposals on the table. A draft rule amendment concerning snook is probably one of the most important for Florida’s recreational fishermen and has a lot of merit.

The new proposal centers around narrowing the slot limits on snook and cut the length of the season by six weeks.
Currently, fishermen are allowed to keep snook measuring 26 to 34 inches. Under the proposed rule changes, it would be 28 to 33 inches.

The season would be shortened to March 1 to April 30 and Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, eliminating a month on the front end and cutting two weeks off the back end.

Daily limits of one fish per day per person along the Gulf Coast would remain in effect.
I believe these are good ideas and something commissioners should consider this month or at their next meeting in June in Melbourne. I would sanction catch and release only, but that is likely to have much effect since even today their are snook for sale at practically any golf course for the right price. Market fishing is still live and well in SWFL.

The times have passed where you can count on a snook dinner from a few hours works, I remember the days not too long ago when I could head over to my favorite snook hole at night and have at least one in the cooler in a half hour. No more. Today I have shifted my effort to other edible species and save the snook and tarpon for those special times when you just want to fish.

UPDATE:
Today in Tallahassee the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to reduce the slot-size limit on Gulf Coast snook to 28 to 33 inches, down from the current 27- to 34-inch size range.

The closed season also would be expanded for Gulf snook, including snook caught in the Everglades and Monroe County. The proposed winter closed season would be from December through February, an increase of 44 or 45 days over the current winter closure from Dec. 15 through Jan. 31.

Gulf and Atlantic populations are managed separately.

On the Atlantic Coast, the snook bag limit under proposed changes would be reduced from two fish to one, and the slot-size limit would be reduced to 28 to 32 inches, also down from 27 to 34 inches.

No changes to the closed seasons are proposed for Atlantic snook - June through August and Dec. 15 through Jan. 31. The May through August closed season for Gulf snook also would remain unchanged.

Another proposed change would allow more than one cast nets on vessels with snook aboard. Currently a vessel with snook may have only one cast net aboard, secured and stored.

Naive And Stupid, Dangerous Combination



Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Bunko Artist




CO2 lags temperature, not the way the Goracle wants it to be. Wishing and hoping isn't science and lying about results is just plain despicable. Moreover, easy reasoning can be used to show that the ability of oceans to store gases decreases with increasing temperature and this effect is clearly much stronger than the greenhouse effect, CO2 is soluble in water, just ask your soda.

Gun Control Is BULLSHIT



Sunday, April 8, 2007

This Just In

Hungry pelican ....

Friday, April 6, 2007

CBC: Doomsday Called Off

Although I think that Martin Durkin's The Great Global Warming Swindle is more professional a piece of work, it is not the only documentary of its kind. In 2004, CBC produced a similar 45-minute-long film, and it has been available on YouTube for two weeks or so.It discusses many topics that are not covered in the Swindle such as the hockey stick graph -- now proved to be false.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

The Surge Is Working




So sayest none other than ABC News. Take that, Peloser.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Jihad Nan




U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wears a scarf inside Syria's Museum of Jihad Victory. Here she admires a portrait of beheaded American Paul Johnson. When an apparently embarrassed Syrian President Bashar Assad apologized, the Speaker replied, "Oh no, he had it coming."

Monday, April 2, 2007

Fred Thompson, Introduction


Consider This




When you put your hand in your face, what secrets you may reveal are often best kept hidden from the camera.

Quote Of The Day

"When members of Congress speak not of victory but of time limits, deadlines, or other arbitrary measures, they're telling the enemy to simply watch the clock and wait us out. It's time the self-appointed strategists on Capitol Hill understood a very simple concept: You cannot win a war if you tell the enemy you're going to quit." -- Dick Cheney
VP Cheney on Democrats and war. Remeber this the next time you think Democrats have the best interests of America in mind.

Life Is All A Lie



The Clinton crime family

Along With The Protestors


The Iranian government also supplied the box of rocks to the protesters for the camera shots.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

About Those 50 Year Scientific Predictions

Phhhttt, ain't science grand, especially the science of predictions. Click on picture to read the caption of what the 'home computer' will look like in the year 2004.