Thursday, September 30, 2010

Out of the mouths

of sheeple......

This comment  is from someone who thinks they are a cutting edge, hip new age Civil Libertarian, in response to an unelected, unaccountable, appointed for life, Superior Court judge's ruling that prostitution laws are against the constitution.

It's about freaking time it is made legal, seriously when are we going to grow out of this "nanny" state of rules and condemnation with the holier than thou outlook.

It is an old profession that is not going to go away, regulate.

Keep out the minors, keep out the pimps, install free condom dispensers in the brothel's
Sigh....we have a long way to go yet baby...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lord Love a duck!

You would think I threw out the Holy grail instead of his old flat grayed  pillows, never even noticed  the sweet caress of downy comfort, the fresh crispness and scent of the new ones...noooooo.

Sheesh....who knew they were sacred?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I see more crazy people

and they are congress critters:

What next Dame Edna will testify on the treatment of women?

Al Jolson on the state of racism in America?

In related news washington insiders can't figure out why public respect for them and their "offices" continues to erode.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Clunky shoes required stat!

About Senor Super Sperm, pondering that young one has really gotten me wondering if I am indeedy as crazy as some "might" think.

On one hand he is EXACTLY the kind of person you would open your homestead to in case of SHTF.

He has mad skills in the survival area, outdoors man to the nth degree, professional kayaker (not sure where that would come in handy but it is an accomplishment/asset if rapids ever attack us. :O), excellent fisherman, trapper, can McGyver anything into a useful item, has extensive medical training which he occasionally teaches to others for real money, young, strong, loves to work hard, could chop wood for hours and not break a sweat, and would be thrilled to eat bugs a la what ever, can build a fire in a driving rain, has mad wild crafting skills, can cook anything and make it edible, can handle a knife like nobody else, He even seems to be upbeat and  always able to see the bright side and possibilities of every situation. In short just the kind of all around useful great guy that would be an asset......I secretly really like and admire him.....

But, and you know there was going to be a but, as a mate for my daughter and father to my soon to be born grand daughter? He's a flake,  a lackadaisical ne'er  do well that doesn't seem to be taking this situation seriously enough, a airy fairy dreamer with no concrete road how to get to his dream, an unnecessary risk taker, the guy has no roots, money means zip to him except what he needs right now, not a planner....

Sometimes when I walk by him I have the urge to Mamma him by  slapping him upside the head and telling him to smarten up already, you have responsibilities now for crying out far I have resisted this urge....I think I still secretly like him ....if only he wasn't attached to one of my children he'd be a perfect  for them.

I never said I would always make sense...did I?

For whom the "Bell" tolls

Finally! The arrest of eight city officials in Bell California  for what has been described as corruption on steroids.The eight  city counsel members arrested include Rizzo, Adams, Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia, council members Mayor Oscar Hernandez, Teresa Jacobo and George Mirabel and former council members Victor Bello and George Cole.

Rizzo has been charged with 53 counts of misappropriation of public funds and conflict of interest.

Among those arrested were former city administrator Robert Rizzo, former assistant city manager Angela Spaccia, Mayor Oscar Hernandez, council members George Mirabal, Teresa Jacobo, Luis Artiga and former council members George Cole and Victor Bello.

[L.A. County D.A. Steve] Cooley has said his office was examining whether the various financial transactions in Bell amounted to thefts of public funds. The office is also looking into allegations of voter fraud and whether the high salaries earned by Rizzo and others were legal.

Last week, California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown filed a lawsuit against current and former Bell city leaders demanding that their pay contracts be nullified and that they pay back some of their salaries and pension benefits.

Chief Administration Officer Robert Rizzo (was picked up on 53 counts of corruption) was hauling in a salary of $800,000 per year with additional bonuses, benefits amounting to about $1.5 million/year. Police Chief Randy Adams has been paid $457,000 per year. This in a city where the average salary is 30 g's and while the town has a population of 40 thousand they currently have an unemployment rate reported to be around 16%.

I just have two itty bitty things to say about this story:

1) It"s about time something was done about these thieves.

2) The only difference between these guys and every other politician/ tax eater past,  present and future is the amount they stole from those that they rule. These guys just got so greedy everyone was forced to wake up and do something about it.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Psychedelic Sundays

My LAST night camping this season,

A song about being chilled to the bone does not readily come to mind

Friday, September 17, 2010

Same manure

New name for the shovel:

The White House wants the public to start using the term "global climate disruption" in place of "global warming" -- fearing the latter term oversimplifies the problem and makes it sound less dangerous than it really is.
Global warming didn't pull the wool, so they changed it to Climate change to dazzle us with BS, which has in turn lost it's ability to pull the wool..... so the answer is??

Change the name to "Global Climate Disruption",

Yeah that will do er. Much scarier.


Monday, September 13, 2010

We gotta lighten up here

Because US political ads are much more entertaining then our stodgy way of getting out the lying points.

I kinda expected to her the theme music for the Wicked Witch of the West when she entered the scene, missed a nice touch they did.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

How many times do I have to say this?

Apparently one more time, for the thousandth time:

Pick up and put away your stuff, like your markers, especially the scented ones. The puppies will hunt them down and assume they are food.

Washable is in the eye of the beholder......white dogs and markers apparently do mix in an interesting fashion..(the hard wood floor beside one of the kid's beds has a new look too)..Lola looks like she is an escapee of some "attack of the killer puppy" horror flick...

Good luck trying to get me to replace them......the markers that is. :O)

Update: Hand sanitizer helped dull, clean up some of the marker on the hard wood, so far the finish is not affected. (affected or effected? I never know which one to use...)

No pictures because I left the camera at the lake......but on the plus side I remembered to bring home all the kids......

Another Psychedelic Sunday

Friday, September 10, 2010

Who's the bigger dumb ass or danger to you?

The  nut bar man that wants to burn a book in protest over  the actions of a different sect  of nut bar radicals ?

Or those that want him stopped because they are afraid of what radicals, who already want us dead, will do in response?

Just asking.....

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Anti-terrorist heroes or scum bags extraordinarie?

I wish to attempt to discuss the ethics and moral implications of police investigative techniques.

The current scenario I would like to start with is the following:

Recently a terrorist suspect, after his arrest on other charges, has had his child seized by the Ottawa protection team and his wife is being hidden in a abuse shelter, the evidence for the charges has come from microphones hidden in the family home since APRIL.

The child in question was seized due to "Failure to provide the necessities of life". In short this child "allegedly" was being slowly starved to death, suffers from seizures and the wife was also "allegedly" being beaten on a regular basis.

I would like to dispense with the topic of the hidden microphones in a person's home, that is whole other issue, while very important, not what I would like to explore in this particular thread, it is the actions or in this case the very in action of the authorities with respect to this woman and child that were allegedly being severely abused by this man.

Number One: It is currently illegal for a person to even just "merely suspect" abuse of a child and NOT report it to Protection authorities. Should the authorities in charge of the investigation be charged with failure to protect? If not why not?

Number two: Do the authorities not have an obligation to serve and protect everyone? Do they serve and protect individuals or at the pleasure of the state's goals only?

Number three: What kind of human beings (several human beings of varying ranks up the ladder to the top officials) could know that a child is slowly starving to death and a woman was being beaten ( since April apparently until arrest at Augusts end,that is four long months they allowed the situation continue)and sit by and not attempt to do anything to alleviate the situation for those that they have sworn to serve and protect? Anonymous tips are accepted constantly by protection workers and must be acted upon by law with in 24 hours. Surely someone could have called one in and it would not have hampered their investigation, if anything I would think it would have hardened the resolve of the suspect to have had his two alleged victims taken from his control by the very state he was trying to destabilize/terrorize.

If anyone is willing to allow that this woman and child were just collateral damage, a sad but necessary sacrifice to the cause of combating terrorism I have the following question for you:

Is that because this particular child/woman are brown and Muslim and knew what they had signed up for culturally or in your estimation is any man,woman or child  open for sacrifice to the noble cause of the state's police.

They other question I have is: If it were your daughter and grandchild caught in that allegedly abusive situation would you still be willing to buy the cause of them being sacrificed for the greater good of catching more "terrorists"?

I am not sure I have set the plate correctly, I have tried very hard to to leave my usual sarcastic interplay out, I have even tried to be fair, but I doubt I actually have accomplished that feat.....I am frankly pissed by the hypocrisy at play here, I'm disgusted by their actions/inactions.

What say you all?