Thursday, October 23, 2014

Who Cares About The National Debt

Quick now, what was the national debt when Mr. Obama took office? He did promise he was going to bring it down.

But nobody seems to care if it's $5 or $5 trillion dollars or $500 trillion dollars.

Factually, in January 2009 you and I owed the government $10.626 trillion in cash. As of today the count has risen to $17 trillion 800 billion and change. It's about to kick over to the magic number of $18 trillion.

Somebody, someday,  has to pay. You've heard the old phrase about death and taxes. Well not me. I'll be dead but it'll be my children and grandchildren who will pay the piper.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It's An Obama Conundrum

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In a news conference given this evening President Obama commented on the shooting of Nathan Cirillo in Ottawa, Ontario today. He stated this was a blatant terrorist attack. I ask you, how can this be an attack of terrorism? Our President still claims the assassination of 13 Ft. Hood soldiers was workplace violence.

Sen. Tom Coburn's 'Wastebook'

Sometime in the last year Nancy Pelosi told us we couldn't make any more cuts in government spending. "We've cut everything we can" she said. What a gnarly buffoon.

Each and every year Sen. Tom Coburn(r-Okla) publishes what he's so aptly titled his 'Wastebook'.

Listed are only a few examples of what Coburn says are more than $25 billion of your tax dollars wasted every year.   
 Among the projects:
* $331,000 from the National Science Foundation to fund a study that determined that hungry people were more likely to stab voodoo dolls of their spouses out of anger* $387,000 from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institutes of Health to study the benefit of Swedish massage on rabbits, who were later euthanized. “The director of the National Institutes for Health claims a vaccine for Ebola 'probably' would have been developed by now if not for the stagnant funding for the agency, which has a $30 billion annual budget,” Coburn said. “Yet NIH did come up with the money to pay to give Swedish massages for rabbits.”
* $202,000 from the National Science Foundation for university research on whether Wikipedia is sexist.
* $194,090 for researchers to send regular text messages to heavy drinkers to try to curb their drinking patterns.
* $2 million for a U.S. Department of Agriculture competition to build wood rather than steel skyscrapers.
* $533,376 to study the impact of Buddhist literature on sleep.
* $5 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for a fence project in Sioux Falls that turned into a 27-hole golf course renovation.
* $1.4 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to Cary, N.C., to finance a boutique hotel with tea and spa services under the argument the project will create jobs for low-income residents.
* $55,000 from the federal government for costs related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's book tour this year in Europe — including $3,668 for one night in a suite at the Four Seasons George V hotel in Paris.

For continuous guffaws click the link for the entire 'Wastebook' list

Monday, October 20, 2014

She's Baaaaaaaaaaaaack!


The Clinton's seemingly will never go away. It bothers me not because reading about them is like riding a roller coaster blindfolded. One never knows what's going to happen next. Which brings us to Monica.

  Ms. Lewinsky(Is she married) made an appearance on a college campus today and gave a speech. I could research the content of the talk but I'm too lazy. I did hear she received a standing ovation. And get this. I'm not going to bore you with a sordid lip or throat joke. The amazing aspect of the speech is I seriously doubt these students have a clue as to who she is. After all, they were still in diapers when Bill was carrying his Bible out of church.

I was looking at my library shelf this evening and I must have ten books on the Clinton's; exposes' all. I used to read and reread them but only to ask myself, "Can you believe this"?

There was a link I copied I'll place under this post. It's a listing with biographical sketches of Billy Boy's most famous conquests. Some you know and others might surprise you but not me. Remember, I have their histories on my shelves at my fingertips.


At Her Age She Should Be On A Box Of Cream Of Wheat

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Well that’s a curve ball, isn’t it? Usually, when you’re sitting down to a bowl of Wheaties, the face staring out from the box belongs to a sports figure.
The cereal decided to go in a different direction this time around by putting Madeleine Albright, the former Secretary of State, on a commemorative box. According to Wheaties, they’re now defining what it means to be a champion by a different set of standards.

At least the Kardashians weren't the first choice.