Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I am speechless...

Obama funds $20M tax payer dollars to immigrate Hamas Refugees to the USA

This is the news that didn't make the headlines...

By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in migration assistance to the Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in Gaza . The "presidential determination" which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States was signed on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4.

Few on Capitol Hill took note that the order provides a free ticket replete with housing and food allowances to individuals who have displayed their overwhelming support of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the parliamentary election of January 2006.

A review of Barack Obama's most recent actions since he was inaugurated a little more than two weeks ago:
His first call to any head of state as president was to Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah party in the Palestinian territory.
His first one-on-one interview with any news organization was with Al Arabia television.
He ordered Guantanamo Bay closed and all military trials of detainees halted..

He ordered all overseas CIA interrogation centers closed.
He withdrew all charges against the masterminds behind the USS Cole and 9/11..

Now we learn that he is allowing hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refuges to move to and live in the US at American taxpayer expense.

To verify for yourself: www.thefederalregister.com/d.p/2009-02-04-E9-2488

Tank you for carring.

Jewish extremist march provokes clash with Arabs
I wonder if the AP ever uses the term "Arab Extremist"?

Jewish extremist march provokes clash with Arabs
Saying "Jewish Extremist" is kind of like saying "Killer Koala."

Obama tries to temper furor over AIG bonuses
Before or After he said he was "Outraged"?

Oakland cop shot by parolee taken off life support
Are the four officers dead because California does not want to hold dangerous offenders or because California cannot afford to maintain both a sensible prison program and a generous illegal-immigrant welfare system? Just curious.

Thai fireman in 'spider-man' rescue of autistic boy
I have a movie to pitch, but no idea who to call!

Study: Lots of red meat increases mortality risk
Shouldn't cows be dropping like flies?

Fla. student suspended from bus for passing gas
"ahem, I was passing fossil fuels."

Obama essay seeks global help with recession
This falls into the "You've got to be fucking kidding me, right?" category.

AP source: EPA closer to global warming warning
"As soon as we can dupe enough Senators to pass strict regulation with confiscatory taxes, we'll make the call."

George Lopez to host late-night talk show on TBS
TBS, The Burrito Station?

Sutherland says he's on for 8th '24' season
Sadly, his daughter will now be 42 and her slo-mo running will need to be shot with a wider angle lens.

Presidential memoirs not known for self-criticism
Why self-criticize when the AP will do it for you all day long?

McDaniels sticking by his disgruntled quarterback
Good. It won't take long for him to be gruntled again.

Today's Highlight in History:

In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill granting future independence to the Philippines. On a side note, Today is "Customer Support Call-Center Day"

Monday, March 23, 2009

Secret Redoubt!

Infanticide video said inciting hate
Headline translation: Baby Killing causes animus. The word infanticide is chosen to keep people from knowing what is really happening. I wish the press would just say what needs to be said and not hide behind euphemisms and legal/Latin language.

Will Soaring Deficits Force Obama to Sacrifice His Agenda?
I thought his agenda was soaring deficits.

Alaska volcano Mount Redoubt erupts 5 times
I guess it's location isn't secret anymore. Note to Freebird; Look up: Redoubt.

Sylvia Plath's son commits suicide
It must be genetic.

Israeli soldiers' shirts joke about killing Arabs
Wow. That's almost as bad as Arabs actually killing Israelis.

Ann Arbor News to publish its last edition in July
If they wait until November, the headline would be: Wolverines lose to Buckeyes yet again.

WHO: Money, drugs needed to rein in new TB strains
They used to use money & drugs to make kick-ass albums.

Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin leaves Smashing Pumpkins
Bottom News of the day.

Robot model no challenge yet to human rivals
Apparently she can't talk back & yell at waiters yet.

Obama apologizes for gaffe
How retarded. Oops! Sorry.

Why my students asked Obama to play chess with them
Because based on his bowling score and NCAA picks, he probably sucks at chess too.

Today's Highlight in History:

In 1919, Benito Mussolini founded his Fascist political movement in Milan. It's always in the last place you look.

Dr. Barney Clark, recipient of a Jarvik permanent artificial heart, died at the University of Utah Medical Center after 112 days with the device. I blame Radon Poisoning.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Vindicating McCain

From the Wall Street Journal 3/21/09

The worst-kept secret on Capitol Hill is that Democrats have always planned to tax health benefits to pay for their "universal" health-care plans. Now White House aides are whispering that they're also open to the idea. Maybe they will all now apologize to John McCain for trashing his proposal to do the same thing in the Presidential campaign.

Democrats are desperately searching for the $1.2 trillion and more they'll need to subsidize middle-class health coverage. With deficits already at epic levels, more spending is politically a harder sell. So they're now circling the tax deduction that employers receive to offer insurance to their workers for the same reason that Willie Sutton robbed banks, because that's where the money is.

Most likely, Democrats will cap the exclusion by income or cost of the health plan, so that those with the most gold-plated benefits pay more for the privilege. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a ceiling at the 75th percentile of current levels would generate $452 billion over 10 years.

But hold on. John McCain also wanted to reform this tax break, which goes only to business. Individuals don't get the same tax break if they buy insurance themselves. Mr. McCain proposed to gradually replace the workplace deduction with a refundable tax credit available to all Americans, regardless of where they acquired their coverage. Mr. Obama attacked him ruthlessly for it.

"And this is your plan, John," he said at one debate. "For the first time in history, you will be taxing people's health-care benefits." Mr. Obama added that the McCain proposal was "radical," "the biggest middle-class tax increase in history," "out of line with our basic values" and that "the choice you'll have is having your employer no longer provide you health care." Combined with heavy advertising and Mr. McCain's inability to defend his own ideas, these distortions were highly effective.

In a deeply cynical turnabout, the White House now says a tax on employer benefits is acceptable as long as someone else proposes it. We suppose anyone would be embarrassed to endorse a fundamental insight that he once claimed was vile and destructive.

The reality is that the employer-based tax deduction is the original sin of our health-care system. Particularly indefensible is the coverage gap it creates between those who receive it from their employers and those who pay (or can't afford to pay) for their own policies with after-tax dollars. A universal deduction or credit would restore tax parity -- and gradually stimulate the demand for new, less expensive insurance where consumers, not their bosses, are in charge.

This relic of the World War II era has also left us with a health-care financing "system" that only a central planner could love, with neither a functional price mechanism nor the capacity to recognize value. The employer-exclusive deduction has created what is essentially a giant money laundering operation, an endless cycle of third parties lacking any direct stake in controlling costs elsewhere -- when they're not profiting from the waste.

Capping the open-ended tax exclusion is a perfectly sensible idea, which would discipline the excess health insurance that contributes to rising health spending. The problem is that reducing the exclusion means withdrawing a benefit, which is easy to demagogue, as Mr. Obama showed in 2008. It is also unpopular among unions, which have often secured Cadillac health plans in labor contracts. But we suspect the unions will come around if they get the taxpayers to pay for health care instead.

The deeper problem is that Democrats don't want to create a new private market for individual health insurance. Their goal in reducing the employer tax deduction is to apply the revenue to finance a new "public option," a subsidized program modeled after Medicare and open to the middle class that would crowd out private insurers. Another idea is to provide the tax subsidy only to businesses that comply with a new federally mandated benefits package.

The almost certain long-run outcome of these efforts is the total nationalization of health care. Anyone who believed Mr. Obama when he said that under his plan "you can keep your health insurance, keep your choice of doctor, keep your plan" should think twice. Everything else he said during his campaign is obviously subject to change, as John McCain can attest.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Must Watch Video*


This example of the human spirit in action is both humbling and inspiring.
It is well worth the 10 minutes I invested in watching it.

*from an ESPN telecast.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Why I Love the WSJ #673

WDSU-TV reports that a group styling itself Citizens For Accountability and Transparency in Government has filed a recall petition against Stacy Head, a New Orleans city councilman. The station quotes the group's head:

"This is a majority black district, and we think that it should have black representation," said Malcolm Suber, who is leading the recall petition. "And if it is going to be a white representative, they should be sensitive to the black community, and she is not . . . She is opposed to the interests of the black community, and again I think she's a racist."
So, just to sum up, Suber's complaints about Head are as follows: 1) She's the wrong color. 2) She's racially prejudiced.

Would it be insensitive to employ the old idiom about the pot and the kettle?


Letter to the Editor: and best thing to come out of Michigan in a long time!

Rep. Barney Frank and New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo have a great idea "to tie Wall Street pay to the long-term performance of the firms" ("Cuomo, Frank Seek to Link Executive Pay, Performance," Money & Investing, March 13). But we shouldn't take a chance on messing up our financial system any more than it is already. Instead, we should try their idea on a system that is so messed up that we are confident we couldn't mess it up any further: Congress.
Let's tie the pay of Rep. Frank and the other legislators to their approval ratings. A 50% approval rating would mean 100% salary, 40% would bring 80%, 30% would give 60%, and so on. And, of course, no expense account this year. We all have to sacrifice in this crisis. I'm sure you understand.

Michael Danek
Laingsburg, Mich.

Readin', Ritin', Rithmatic & Rasslin'!

Report: Troubled students forced to fight in cage
If it's pay-per-view, it could replace taxes!

Indicted Miss. mayor sues to get back on ballot
NicFitz's Headline Tip of the Day: If they don't blare the word Republican in the headline, it's a Democrat.

2 US journalists detained in NKorea
Hey, it's just a misunderstood country. Who are we to judge them?

Official: US to release data unless harm foreseen
Thank you for the new, vague decision that will now render all data potentially unreleasable.

House sets up vote on taxing AIG bonuses
Create a "Special Tax" for them and eventually they'll create a "Special Tax" for us too.

Woman accused of biting, punching son's principal
This calls for a Cage Fight!

Gay marriage gets recognition _ in the dictionary
Sodomy: copulation with a member of the same sex.

Melting snow threatens spring flooding in north

Wall Street fluctuates in morning trading
This Just In from: Everyday, ever.

Group fed up with baffling government jargon
From this point forth, let's call that 'group' Americans.

Today's Highlight in History:

Ten years ago: During a White House news conference, President Bill Clinton prepared the nation for airstrikes against Serbian targets following the collapse of Kosovo peace talks in Paris. ...and then he got a blowjob.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


From the NicFitz Files: Post Date 2005
Superferry Will Connect Hawaiian Islands
Way to go Pat!

Hawaii court forces Superferry to cease operations
Don't worry Pat. This blog will keep the dream alive!

Consumer group: airlines lose millions of bags
Their husbands don't seem to be bothered by this.

Climber dies in 100-foot fall
The evidence is inconclusive, but I think it was radon poisoning.

AP Interview: Leader of suicide ring defends work
Not much of a leader if he's still alive.

Sources: US to sign UN gay rights declaration
It's Superfähre in German.

Today's Highlight in History:

Ten years ago: The Kosovar Albanian delegation signed a U.S.-sponsored peace accord following talks in Paris; the Clinton administration warned NATO would act against Serb targets if Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic rejected the agreement. Warmonger.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Blog Palin

Comcast, Sony to open joint retail store
California already did it for medicinal purposes.

Walking, talking female robot to hit Japan catwalk
Report says 3 percent in DC have HIV or AIDS
How to tell, what to do if computer is infected
Moore's New Law of Technology: If it's a robot from DC, don't fuck it.

Death leaves online lives in limbo
Peter Is playing with his pet tarantul;kpk;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
This is hilarious to all you Facebook geeks

Bristol Palin's ex-fiance hopes to reunite 1 day
1 Night if they want to make another baby.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Blogfest of Champions

Phelps talks to NBC about marijuana pipe photo
"Dude, I was only smoking Kellogg's Rice Krispies

Woman buys used couch and finds cat living inside
Furniture and food? SCORE!

NY accused of beheading wife pleads not guilty
Let's play a game of 'Spot the Muslim'.

Climate change effects seen in Antarctic winds
Cold & Windy. The End Is Nigh Upon Us!

  • Study: Some heart patients undoing drug benefits
  • Safety net health centers struggle to meet demand
    and so begins the Obama Strategy on health marketing.

  • IBM launches water-management services operation
    That's what we should have called it at Guantanimo.

    Plenty of international flavor so far at Doral

    Nothing says"International Flavor" like menthol!

    James' third straight triple-double gives Cavs win
    Say What?!?

    Musicians' brains tuned to emotions in sound
    From the book "How to pick up an undergrad."

    Can marijuana help rescue California's economy?
    Can Michael Phelps snort Special K?

    Today's Highlight in History:

    In 1781, the planet Uranus was discovered by Sir William Herschel.

    Sir William Herschel

    Thursday, March 12, 2009


    Hundreds of Pakistani activists launch a cross-country protest
    On a side note: 7/11 stores will be closed for the rest of the day.

    Hundreds of Pakistani activists launch a cross-country protest
    OK, this is bad, but if there is ever a Pakistani attack on July 11, it would be very ironic.

    Pope acknowledges Vatican mistakes in bishop case
    Well sure, you always want to lead with your knight.

    Alaska Gov. Palin's daughter, fiance break up
    This will keep MSNBC busy for the next two weeks.

    Museum finds "secret" message in Lincoln's watch
    Quick, call Nicolas Cage...no, make that Tom Hanks. I have a movie to pitch!

    Wednesday, March 11, 2009

    Grab a blog. Don't cost nothin'.

    Children of older men have lower cognitive abilities, study finds

    Former Nazi camp guard charged 29,000 times
    One volt at a time. That'll show him!

    Former Nazi camp guard charged 29,000 times
    "I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part."

    Teen gunman dead after killing 15 at German school
    It's too bad the school wasn't a Gun Free Zone.

    Whale shark saved in Philippines, may be smallest
    On a side note: I'm the smallest giant ever.

    Report: Images from Mars lander show liquid water
    Liquid Water? Let me write about it with my special ink pen!

    Tuesday, March 10, 2009

    BJ & The Blog

    More evidence that depression is hard on the heart
    Great. Why don't you just rub it in some more!?

    Obama decision on stem cells cheers scientists
    Now they can stop focusing so heavily on Global Warming.

    Maytag voluntarily recalls 1.6M refrigerators
    Even lonely repairmen can freely remember the days before in-door crushed ice.

    Scientists warn seas to rise faster than expected
    Must be all the new stem cells.

    PROMISES, PROMISES: House fails to zero out carbon
    "That was only important when Bush was in office."

    Washing machine liberated women most?
    Men liberated women most.

    Gov't forcing wildlife group to ID leak's source
    Or, as they used to call it when Bush was President, "Civil Liberties Hate Crime."

    Obama urges special rewards for best teachers
    Cops: Man with ice cream in pants offers owner $69
    Any way the Catholic Church can get in on some of this action?

    Today's Highlight in History:

    Ten years ago: President Bill Clinton, during his tour of Central America, addressed lawmakers in El Salvador, then traveled to Guatemala, where he acknowledged the U.S. role in Central America's "dark and painful period" of civil wars and repression. and then he got a blow job.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2009

    Gooder English 101

    Britney Spears' 'Circus' kicks off in New Orleans
    This Just In from the Dept. of Redundancy Dept.

    Obama seeks major change in federal contracting
    For instance, make all kickback checks payable to: B. Obama.

    Clinton: Israeli home demolitions 'unhelpful'
    I wonder if they disunderstood her, becuase she only speaks American.

    Phew! Asteroid's passing was a cosmic near-miss
    I've noticed that the Obama 'Transparency' is always after the fact.

    Bad altimeter a factor in Netherlands plane crash
    Earth was a major culprit too.

    Michael Jackson seeks comeback in London
    as in "Comeback to my room, lad"?

    Thought for Today: "When a man gets up to speak, people listen, then look. When a woman gets up, people look; then, if they like what they see, they listen." — Pauline Frederick, American broadcast journalist (1908-1990). ...oh, sorry. Did you say something?