Friday, February 26, 2010

Class Today at NoBullU on WEBY

Listen to the voice of wisdom and reason in a wilderness of partisan rhetoric -- No political insanity, no conservative hypocrisy, no liberal foolishness -- Just straight talk, straight at you, and that’s no bull!!

NoBullU will broadcast today from 4:05 to 6:00 p.m. at 1330 AM WEBY and on line, courtesy of Cyber Smart Computers.

Topics:

Local and regional: one dead black kid, who cares?, time for nuclear war in Santa Rosa County? and state Republi-con fiscal conservative hypocrisy and

Nation and international: time to prosecute Goldman Sachs as a criminal racket, that snitch in your pocket, and save a life.


But I'll discuss anything. (Disclaimer: the host reserves the right to end any discussion and hang up on you.)

So tune-in, call-in, but only if you can handle the truth!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Who Was Joe Stack?

As a follow-up to our discussion on the show Friday where I posed the question: "Who was Joe Stack: terrorist, right-wing Teabagger, left wing Communist, 'True American Hero' praised on Facebook, or anxious and disillusioned American whose fear, anger and hatred was exploited by the Republi-cons? (Read Chuck Baldwin, I Wish Joe Stack Had Not Killed Himself!)"

Read The New York Times, The First Tea-Party Terrorist?

Culture or Politics, What Makes a Country Great?

Test case -- Iraq, where it is yet to be determined whether "new politics triumph over its cultural divides, or [if] cultural divides sink its fledgling democracy." Read The New York Times, Iraq’s Known Unknowns, Still Unknown.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Does Snake Taste Like Chicken?

For all you Florida hunters, here is your chance to find out. Read the Washington Post, Python hunting season set for South Florida.

I put this under the NW FL Area label because I couldn't figure where else to post it. But for all you Indiana Jones ophidiophobics, no need to fear in these parts, it gets too cold in NW Florida during the winter for these big snakes.

Do You Know Politics?

Take the Pew News IQ test.

How did ya do?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Save a Life

There is a new method for doing CPR, called Continuous Chest Compression CPR:

The Snitch in Your Pocket

Governments like control and hate criticism. And now they can track people 24/7, well at least anyone with a cell phone.

Earlier this month the Justice Department acknowledged that, just like Iran, it could use cell phone records to identify political protesters. Read Newsweek, The Snitch in Your Pocket.

Very scary if you ask me.

Why Do Republi-Cons Hate America So Much?

Republi-cons must hate America because they are doing their best to undermine the middle class and bankrupt the country.

To understand how, read The New york Times, The Bankruptcy Boys.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Class Today at NoBullU on WEBY

Listen to the voice of wisdom and reason in a wilderness of partisan rhetoric -- No political insanity, no conservative hypocrisy, no liberal foolishness -- Just straight talk, straight at you, and that’s no bull!!

NoBullU will broadcast today from 4:05 to 6:00 p.m. at 1330 AM WEBY and on line, courtesy of Cyber Smart Computers.

Topics:

Local and regional: cheap and easy news-casting (a followup to the great government snoverreaction of 2010 (another example of the government and media exploiting fear), and

Nation and international: time to attack Texas for sheltering a terrorist (or was he just a Teabagger or misguided tax protestor), how Americans support terrorism (in more ways than acknowledged) is it déjà virtual all over again? and congratulations Tiger.

Today's poll: Who was Joe Stack: terrorist, right-wing Teabagger, left wing Communist, 'True American Hero' praised on Facebook, or anxious and disillusioned American whose fear, anger and hatred was exploited by the Republi-cons? (Read Chuck Baldwin, I Wish Joe Stack Had Not Killed Himself!)

Or was it just a false flag op staged by the government.

But I'll discuss anything. (Disclaimer: the host reserves the right to end any discussion and hang up on you.)

So tune-in, call-in, but only if you can handle the truth!

The Obama Legacy

UPDATE: Cheney says he'll be a one-termer. If so, what then?

How about Justice Obama? Read the Washington Post, Supreme Court Justice Barack Obama.

Yes he can have a legacy. "He [just ] needs to redefine what his administration hopes to achieve." Read The New York Times, What’s Next, Mr. President?

The article suggest five steps to "America’s faith in its own institutions," including "leading a campaign of brazen honesty with the American people. . . [to] lay out the fiscal realities and explain that voters cannot continue to demand programs they are unwilling to pay for."

P.S. He better hurry because those waskly Republi-cons are up to no good. Their "crusade against health reform has relied, crucially, on utter hypocrisy: Republicans who hate Medicare, tried to slash Medicare in the past, and still aim to dismantle the program over time, have been scoring political points by denouncing proposals for modest cost savings — savings that are substantially smaller than the spending cuts buried in their own proposals.

And if Democrats don’t get their act together and push the almost-completed reform across the goal line, this breathtaking act of staggering hypocrisy will succeed."

Read about it at The New York Times, Republicans and Medicare.

Birthers, Birchers, Conspiracy Theorists, Oh My!

Birthers, Birchers, Conspiracy Theorists, Oh My!

Are the inmate (birthers and Birchers, militias and nativists, racists and conspiracy theorists) taking over the Republi-con asylum? One conservative writer thinks so. Read The Washington Post, A primer on political reality.

As more evidence, and of local interest, read the Washington Post, Republican Marco Rubio is anti-Crist challenging Florida governor in Senate primary.

And remember -- be afraid, be very, very, afraid!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Is It Déjà Virtual All Over Again?

Boortz has been promoting OnlineTaxRevolt.com.

Reminds me of our effort last year at a virtual protest.

Will you join the march with an avatar?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Maxisms -- Men's Response to Maxine

From an email:

Guys, we've been waiting for this . . . it just had to happen. Well, here it is! Men's answer to Maxine: Introducing, MAXISMS !!!

Q: How many men does it take to open a beer?
A: None. It should be opened when she brings it to you.

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Q: Why is a Laundromat a really bad place to pick up a woman?
A: Because a woman who can't even afford a washing machine will probably never be able to support you.

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Q: Why do women have smaller feet than men?
A: It's one of those 'evolutionary things' that allows them to stand closer to the kitchen sink.

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Q: How do you know when a woman is about to say something smart?
A: When she starts a sentence with 'A man once told me...'

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Q: How do you fix a woman's watch?
A: You don't. There is a clock on the oven.

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Q: Why do men pass gas more than women?
A: Because women can't shut up long enough to build up the required pressure.

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Q: If your dog is barking at the back door and your wife is yelling at the front door, who do you let in first?
A: The dog, of course! He'll shut up once you let him in.

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Q: Why are wedding dresses white?
A: All kitchen appliances come in white.

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Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

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In the beginning, God created the earth and rested.
Then God created Man and rested.
Then God created Woman.
Since then, neither God nor Man has rested.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Class Today at NoBullU on WEBY

Listen to the voice of wisdom and reason in a wilderness of partisan rhetoric -- No political insanity, no conservative hypocrisy, no liberal foolishness -- Just straight talk, straight at you, and that’s no bull!!

NoBullU will broadcast today from 4:05 to 6:00 p.m. at 1330 AM WEBY and on line, courtesy of Cyber Smart Computers.

Topics:

Local and regional: the great government snoverreaction of 2010 (another example of the government and media exploiting fear), another one bites the dust and how much is too much for employees of a podunk town? and

Nation and international: did hell freeze over, more on the Goldman skulduggery, it's only 10% Obama's fault, and you betcha she's back.

But I'll discuss anything. (Disclaimer: the host reserves the right to end any discussion and hang up on you.)

So tune-in, call-in, but only if you can handle the truth!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bush Honored by Obama

An email from Mike:

Just read the Obama Administration will be honoring the 43rd President of the United States by naming the gap between the tectonic plates beneath Haiti after him.

The area will now officially be referred to as "Bush's Fault"

Response: What a liar! Everyone knows that Bush's Fault is found beneath Wall Street in New York.

Run, Rogue Diva, Run

UPDATE IV: Is Palin "a public figure at the top of her game -- a politician who knows who she is and how to sell herself, even with notes on her palm? " Read the Washington Post, Sarah Palin displays her pitch-perfect populism.

And should Palin's "brilliance . . . be respected, especially when it involves marketing in an era when image almost always passes for substance?" You betcha! Read Time, It's Her Party: The Brilliance of Sarah Palin.

Run, Diva, Run!


UPDATE III: No matter what you think, she could win in 2012. Read The Daily Beast, How Palin Could Win.


UPDATE II: Is Palin a retard?

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UPDATE: The Palin-prompter:



Run, baby run!


What Do You Think of a Palin Presidency in 2012?

I hope she runs, I think it would be a hoot!

All Hail, the Great Palin has returned, we are saved!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Sunday Joke

UPDATE II: What was your favorite Super Bowl ad?

UPDATE: Did hell freeze over? See the new punch line.

From an email from Mike:

A Cajun who died went to hell.

The devil assigned him the usual punishment...put him in the mass pit where the heat was melting others. The devil came back sometime later surprised to find the Cajun just sitting around, not even misting, much less sweating. "How come you're not so much as sweating here where everyone else is screaming for relief from the heat?"

The Cajun laughed and said, "Man, I was raised in the bayous of South Looziana. Dis ain't nothin' but May in Morgan City to me!"

The devil decided to really put the Cajun through it. He put him in a sealed off cave in the pit with open blazes and four extra furnaces blasting. When he came back, days later, the Cajun was sitting pretty, had barely begun to bead up with sweat. The devil was outraged. "How is this possible!? You should be melted to a shrieking puddle in these conditions!."

The Cajun laughed even harder than before. "Hey, man! I done tole you. I was raised in Sout Looziana. You tink dis is heat?! Dis ain't nothin' but August in Cow Island !"

So the devil thought, 'Alright, a little reverse ought to do the trick.' He put the Cajun into a corner of hell where no heat ever reached. It was freezing and to add to the Cajun's misery, he added massive icebergs and blasting frozen air. When he returned, the Cajun was shivering, ice hung from every part of him but he was grinning like it was Christmas.

Exasperated, the devil asked "HOW!? How is it possible?! You're impervious to heat and here you sit in conditions you can't be used to...freezing cold and yet you're happier than if you were in heaven. WHY?!"

The Cajun kept grinning and asked, "Don't dis mean de Saints is in da Super Bowl?"

It should now read "Don't dis mean de Saints won da Super Bowl?"

Friday, February 5, 2010

Class Today at NoBullU on WEBY

UPDATE: To contact Ron Scott for a petition, click here.

Listen to the voice of wisdom and reason in a wilderness of partisan rhetoric -- No political insanity, no conservative hypocrisy, no liberal foolishness -- Just straight talk, straight at you, and that’s no bull!!

NoBullU will broadcast today from 4:05 to 6:00 p.m. at 1330 AM WEBY and on line, courtesy of Cyber Smart Computers.

Topics:

Local and regional: The Alabamay Al Qaeda and our local Republi-con hypocrite (his wealthy family members received millions of dollars in farm subsidies and and he even proudly opposed an effort by the taxpayer-subsided postal service to close a small local post office), and

Nation and international: the audacity of our debt, should old people die younger and faster for the sake of our future, it's only 10% Obama's fault, and Palin and Edwards in 2012, a cute couple of opportunists.

But I'll discuss anything. (Disclaimer: the host reserves the right to end any discussion and hang up on you.)

So tune-in, call-in, but only if you can handle the truth!

Palin and Edwards in 2012

UPDATE: Speaking of recently disgraced political narcissists, read the lowdown (and I mean lowdown) on another political opportunist who "manages to make John Edwards look like a prince." Read the Washington Post, 'Staying True' by Jenny Sanford.

Palin and Edwards are just two chips off the old block of "opportunists playing to outrage while taking care of themselves. . . [with] nothing to offer but honeyed words, the syrup for suckers." Read The New York Times, Grifters’ Tale.

Don't ya think they'd make a cute couple in 2012?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Playing the Health Care Lottery

UPDATE: Half the people in the country cheat on the health care lottery, they get their health coverage courtesy of Uncle Sam. Read the Washington Post, Feds to pay more than half of health costs.

Before the health care debate continues, Obama should end all government paid health care. I bet opinions would change then.

Do you oppose health care reform? You must be healthy, or have good insurance.

But "the problem with playing the health care lottery. You’re a winner and the system keeps you safe and whole — until it doesn’t."

Read The New York Times, Playing the Health Care Lottery.

The Audacity of Debt

UPDATE III: Unbelievable -- the Census Bureau is spending $2.5 million for a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl game!!

Sen. McCain has criticized the spending decision as "symptomatic of the spending practices of the federal government and the Congress in a way that is completely out of touch with what's going on out there in the real world."

Bravo Mr. McCain. Maybe we should have a do-over on the 2008 Presidential election.


UPDATE II: How bad is the problem? Read the Wall Street Journal, Deficit Balloons Into National-Security Threat and The New York Times, Deficits May Alter U.S. Politics and Global Power.

The New York Times article includes an interactive graphic of the proposed 2011 budget showing how the money is spent.

Also the article notes, Bush claimed "until near the end of his presidency, that he would leave office with a balanced budget. He never got close; in fact, the deficits soared in his last years."

But there is hope, Stein’s law, which "recited in many different versions . . . [but with] a common theme: If a trend cannot continue, it will stop."

Perhaps The Geezers’ Crusade will save us!

Of course, not everyone agrees there is a problem. One economist argues that "by some metrics, there is still too little United States government debt."


UPDATE: How were trillion-dollar deficits created for the years 2009-12?

"The story of today’s deficits starts in January 2001, as President Bill Clinton was leaving office. The Congressional Budget Office estimated then that the government would run an average annual surplus of more than $800 billion a year from 2009 to 2012. Today, the government is expected to run a $1.2 trillion annual deficit in those years.

You can think of that roughly $2 trillion swing as coming from four broad categories: the business cycle, President George W. Bush’s policies, policies from the Bush years that are scheduled to expire but that Mr. Obama has chosen to extend, and new policies proposed by Mr. Obama.

The first category — the business cycle — accounts for 37 percent of the $2 trillion swing. It’s a reflection of the fact that both the 2001 recession and the current one reduced tax revenue, required more spending on safety-net programs and changed economists’ assumptions about how much in taxes the government would collect in future years.

About 33 percent of the swing stems from new legislation signed by Mr. Bush. That legislation, like his tax cuts and the Medicare prescription drug benefit, not only continue to cost the government but have also increased interest payments on the national debt.

Mr. Obama’s main contribution to the deficit is his extension of several Bush policies, like the Iraq war and tax cuts for households making less than $250,000. Such policies — together with the Wall Street bailout, which was signed by Mr. Bush and supported by Mr. Obama — account for 20 percent of the swing.

About 7 percent comes from the stimulus bill that Mr. Obama signed in February. And only 3 percent comes from Mr. Obama’s agenda on health care, education, energy and other areas."


From The New York Times, America’s Sea of Red Ink Was Years in the Making. (The article includes a nice graph.)

Obama shouldn't expect any help from the hypocrite Republi-cons to solve the problem. (Nothing explains better why Republi-cons are con artists and frauds.)

Obama should call the Republi-con bluff.


"This week Congress will vote to raise the national debt ceiling by nearly $2 trillion, to a total of $14 trillion. In this economy, everyone de-leverages except government." Read the Wall Street Journal, The Audacity of Debt.

It is past time for government reform.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Who is Responsible for the Economic Mess?

UPDATE II: Another story about our responsible neighbors to the north. Read the Washington Post, On debt, Canada shows us the way out.

How did they cut government debt? The old fashion way, they "cut farm and business subsidies, scaled back social programs (including health care) and eliminated 55,000 public sector jobs."

Locally, don't expect much help from our Republi-con congressman. His wealthy family members received millions of dollars in farm subsidies. He even proudly opposed an effort by the taxpayer-subsided postal service to close a small local post office.


UPDATE: Updating an oldie but goodies, what and who caused the economic mess?

Hint: what country with similar circumstances to the U.S. did not suffer from deregulation and lack of government oversight (caused primarily by Republi-cons, with help from the stupid Naive-ocrats)?

Still can't figure it out, then read The New York Times, Good and Boring

Maybe I'll move to Canada.

P.S. Here is another oldie but goodie about how we got into the economic mess.


If you had to name one person responsible for the current financial mess, who would it be? No, it is not George W. Hoover, but it is a Republi-con. Need another hint, read The New York Times, Deregulator Looks Back, Unswayed.

Another Example of How Fear, Anger, Hatred = Violence

UPDATE: Why "many of America's poorest citizens have a deep emotional attachment to a party that serves the interests of its richest." Read BBC News, Why do people vote against their own interests?

Fear, anger, and hatred is a great campaign strategy. And the Naive-ocrats are too stupid to call the bluff -- give the public what it claims it wants until they don't want it anymore.


UPDATE V: A whole book on how Fear, Anger, Hatred + Radical Right-Wing Media = Violence. Read "The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right," which discusses the connections between conservative media messaging and hate crime. The author has a checklist of "the mobilizing passions," which include:

1. A sense of overwhelming crisis beyond the reach of any traditional solutions.

2. The primacy of the group, toward which one has duties superior to every right, both universal and personal, and the subordination of the individual to it.

3. The belief that the group one belongs to is victimized, which justifies any action without legal or moral limits against the group's enemies, both internal and external.

4. Dread of the group's decline under the corrosive effect of individualistic liberalism, class conflict, and alien influences.

5. The need for closer integration of a purer community, by consent if possible, or by exclusionary violence if necessary.

6. The need for authority by natural leaders (always male), culminating in a national chief who alone is capable of incarnating the group's destiny.

7. The superiority of the leader's instincts over abstract and universal reason.

8. The beauty of violence and the efficacy of will, when they are devoted to the group's success.

9. The right of the "chosen people" to dominate others without restraint from any human or divine law, "right" being decided solely by the group's prowess in a Darwinian struggle.


UPDATE IV: And yet another interesting editorial from The New York Times, The Obama Haters' Silent Enablers.


UPDATE III: Two more interesting editorials from The New York Times, The Way We Are and Hate in a Cocoon of Silence.


UPDATE II: For an argument, with examples, that "right-wing extremism is being systematically fed by the conservative media and political establishment . . . [going] out of their way to provide a platform for conspiracy theories and apocalyptic rhetoric, just as they did the last time a Democrat held the White House," read The New York Times, The Big Hate.

BTW, the writer's opinion is worth considering even if you might disagree with him, he won the Nobel Prize for Economics last year, and is also a Princeton economist and a New York Times columnist.

Does anyone know how many Nobel Prize winners work for Hedgehog News (which falsely uses the name FOXNews)?


UPDATE: From the Washington Post:

Read Feeding the Lone Wolves, and enjoy:




Is it more Republi-Con inspired violence? Probably not so much this time.

But if you need another example of how fear, anger, and hatred can warp judgment, read The New York Times, Museum Gunman a Longtime Foe of Government.

Those that prey on fear, anger, hatred for their own success should know that all too often it leads to violence.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

History's Top 10 Times for Appropriate Use of the F-word

From an email:

10th - "Scattered f***ing showers, my ass!" - Noah, 4314 BC

9th - "How the f*** did you work that out?" - Pythagoras, 126 BC

8th - "You want WHAT on the f***ing ceiling?" - Michelangelo, 1566

7th - "Where did all those f***ing Indians come from?" - Custer, 1877

6th - "It does so f***ing look like her!" - Picasso, 1926

5th - "Where the f*** are we?" – Amelia Earhart, 1937

4th - "Any f***ing idiot could understand that." - Einstein, 1938

3rd - "What the f*** was that?" - Mayor Of Hiroshima, 1945

2nd - "I need this parade like I need a f***ing hole in the head!" - JFK, 1963

AND ..... drum roll please ....


The Number 1 most appropriate time for using the "F" word .....

"Aw c'mon. Who the f*** is gonna find out?" - Tiger Woods, 2009

If you don't get the joke, click the link.