Different Floors of the House

Saturday, March 20, 2010

What it takes for an Oregon democRat to sell out

Friday, Peter (The Rat) DeFazio mentioned some kind of something about why he was going to vote no on President Obama's health care bill.  He said, in some fuzzy, nondescript, roundabout way that the rural areas in Oregon would be treated unfairly in this bill.  So, being the man of principle that he is, he held out until he got what he wanted from Obama and the DemocRats.

Sorry to do this to you again...


He got nothing of the kind.  If fact, he really didn't GET anything at all.  He got a promissory note from Obama--a man that has failed to keep his word in just about everything.  Yeah, real smart guy, this DeFreakio.

I love Oregon.  I love my city, Portland.


You know what our most popular bumper sticker is?  "KEEP PORTLAND WIERD".  It should say "KEEP PORTLAND STUPID"  But then, Defazio is doing a damned good job of both.

Friday, March 19, 2010

DeFazio's 2nd Fifteen...

...minutes of fame.  This makes it 30 minutes and yes, you can demand that extra allotted time returned to you in kicker form forthwith.  Godspeed to you.

Actually, I was thinking...maybe DeFazio is the smartest guy on the planet.  (Shh...I did NOT just say that).

Smart, because by stating his displeasure with the would-be rural dispensation (or "lack" thereof) under this bill, he makes his liberal friends look bad for accepting a bill that doesn't do what it is supposed to in the leftist way of thinking.  I mean, what are they gonna say when he lambastes them for betraying their ideology point-blank?

Doubly smart, because by voting NO, Republicans and the rest of us will breathe our little, insignificant, individual sighs of relief and maybe stay off his case for fifteen (AND ONLY FIFTEEN) minutes.

TRIPLY smart, (I know, this is getting to the point of outlandish fiction), because he just might be able to finnagle a little sump'in sump'in for his little paltry district.  I'm sure he'll demand more cucumbers with which grade schoolers can practice fitting prophylactics on...

And that makes Peter DeFazio at least THREE TIMES SMARTER THAN THIS GUY:

Oh, I dunno. Maybe not.

That's all.

DeFazio Shoots for Fifteen

...minutes of fame.

Ooh!  Look at me!  I'm in major news outlets and shit!  I'm Peter Defazio and I KICK ASS!

So, why did Peter DeFazio (Oregon, Socialist) elect to change his vote on the health-care reform to "no"?

It's simply not socialist enough for him.

Oh, c'mon, that's gotta make you laugh somethin' wicked.

That's all.

We won what? How many times? And now we're...wait a second!

Here is a list of all Nobel Laureates for Medicine from 1901 to date.  I have no idea what major legislation could possibly prompt a person to seek out such a list and translate (for your ease) the country of each winner.  Certainly there must be a lesson to be learned from this list.  Certainly.

Thanks to my wife, Karey for her assistance in this.

CH= Switzerland
SE= Sweden
ZA=South Africa (Union of-funded by USA)
BE= Belgium
HU= Hungary
AT= Austria
CA= Canada

Here are the totals of some notable countries with the distinguished award on their national mantles.  Of course, nothing striking sticks out on this list at all.

USA:  92
United Kingdom:  18
Germany:  15
France:  9
Switzerland:  5
Australia: 5
Canada: 2
China: 0

Let it be known that my eyes kind of hurt after all this sorting and looking up the stupid abbreviations for these stupid countries, so I may have made a mistake or two.  I, for certain, will never be awarded a Nobel Prize for anything--especially not math.  This list was compiled by cross-referencing the list of winners by name at http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/ with the year-by-year bios on each winner(s).

That's it.  That's all.

Home Improvement

I've added some pages up at the top of the bloggy thing there. .  Never fear, this is not to confuse you, it's more for my benefit than anything (I are cornfuzed and befuddlimificated often). 

You'll still be able to see the latest stuff on the main page, for the most part.  But...you may wanna check those tabs every now and again.  (It's where I'll be putting articles I post on other websites and other junk that is totally random).

Nothing there now, don't bother looking. :D

Oh, and thanks for reading and helping this blog reach milestone after milestone. To follow the blog (something I just instigated last month when I got serious about this whole blogging thing) just scroll down and select FOLLOW). 

Thursday, March 18, 2010

All you need is...

This, from craiglist.org.  Ommp is Oregon Medical Marijuana Program.

Are you looking for a place to medicate with other patients?
Do you need medicine?
There are patients who would like to donate medicine to you!

Patient resource day is every sun/wed/fri from 4-8. Ommp card holders only.
$20/non member $10/member


  • Location: 6701 se foster in Annex
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 1648881318

So, if you just wanna go smoke dope with your friends, now you know the place to go.  I'm here to help.

That's all.

A Lesson in Individual Freedom

Lee sent me this, I thought I'd pass it along.  Enjoy!  Think!

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before,
but had once failed an entire class.

That class had insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama's plan".

All grades would be averaged and everyone would receive the same grade so no one would fail and no one would receive an A...
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.

The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.

As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The second test average was a D!

No one was happy.

When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

The scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

All failed, to their great surprise, and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
Could not be any simpler than that.

Meanies on the Left of me Meanies on the Right

We already know the Democrats of my generation are big meanies.  They're rude, lascivious, condescending and blatant screamers-in-the-face of even the most minor opposition.  We're used to that.  We've seen their handbook.  In fact, I'd have to say that the pro single-payer or government option or abortion-on-demand lefties have been fairly (I said FAIRLY) low-key during this whole process.  Perhaps they woke up one day and saw all the angry tea-partiers and town hall participants and said "whoa!  we woke the beast!"  Maybe.  But now...now they've seen the ripples of the center-right majority and staunch conservatives combine with the libertarian-minded into as big a wave as it can probably get and they're ready to shore up the defense.
Poor Bart Stupak.  Well, actually, he is a congressman, he should be prepared for a little strife when making an unpopular stand--a stand opposite that of nearly every democrat I've ever met:  abortion is a right.  I've seen first-hand the physiological transfiguration that happens to lefties when they even have to glance at pro-life literature.  They get all red in the face and their muscles tense up, it's like looking at a gyrating Daffy Duck right before he's about to blow up into a thousand pieces.  And now, the very health care bill they so desperately want passed could quite possibly be exactly that which they fear the most:  two thousand pages of pro-life literature.  Poor Bart.  I feel for you, bro.  I feel even more for your wife:

"The fight has taken a toll on his wife, who has disconnected the phone in their home to avoid harassment.
“All the phones are unplugged at our house — tired of the obscene calls and threats. She won’t watch TV,” 
--The Hill

Obscene phone calls and threats.  Sounds about right...for the left.

But if you think the left has the meanness market cornered, think again.  Actually, no, you wouldn't think that, because that's all you ever hear about the tea parties.  They are ignorant, idiotic, racist, etc, etc, etc.  The "racist" one I find especially annoying.  Is it not common knowledge that the VAST majority of black voters are democrats?  In case you didn't know, NINETY FIVE PERCENT OF BLACK VOTERS VOTED FOR OBAMA IN 2008...hopefully that is clear enough for you.  So then, of course you won't find a lot of black voters at a tea party.  But the fact that you find any black Americans at anti-healthcare rallies really, really, really makes the left utterly, insanely irate.)

But the right can get irate too.  Yes.  They can.  Usually it takes someone trying to cram some neo-socialist crap down there throat.  But sometimes, when they are already stewing, all it takes is for some random guy to cross the street and goad them into acting out:

Yeah, throwing money at a guy with a sign that says he has Parkinson's disease isn't very nice. I suggest not doing this. In fact I strongly urge against it. Even if the street was acting as a barrier between the pro health care advocates and the protesters and this guy decided he was entitled to be the only one to cross the street and park his dog and pony show right in the face of the opposition.  So he got a little back in his face.  And what, forty bucks to boot?  Kind of ironic isn't it, that the protester had to pay cold hard cash in order to be mean.  Heck, I might go pose as a guy with chronic restless leg syndrome and park my wriggly self on the street if it's a paying position.

Meh.  In the end we all see only what we want to see.  And I suppose the self proclaimed Parkinson's victim was the equivalent to democrat maddening pro-life literature for that angry, WHITE guy.

That's it. That's all.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The United States Constitution

Just a handy link for anyone to click at their leisure...like, say, a congressman from my state that is about to commit treason by allowing Nancy Pelosi to subvert the U.S. Constitution.


That's All.

Your Own Private Idaho

When it comes down to it, health care reform on the federal level is unconstitutional as it stands.  And any bill that requires American citizens to buy anything is not only unconstitutional, it goes against the liberty engendered by the founding documents as a whole.  I've said it all along, the 10th amendment to the U.S. Constitution grants the states rights that are not afforded to the U.S. government.  If your state wants health care reform, good luck, you're state is well within its rights to do so.

Your state is also well within their rights to tell the Feds to go to H E double toothpick.  And they will.

This from FOXNEWS via the Associated Press:

Idaho Becomes First State to Sign Law Against Health Care Reform

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is the first state chief executive to sign a measure requiring his attorney general to sue the federal government if Congress passes health care reform.

"Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is the first state chief executive to sign a measure requiring his attorney general to sue the federal government if Congress passes health care reform.
Legal experts say the measure, signed Wednesday, will likely be struck down. But Idaho's new law reflects growing frustration with President Obama's health-care proposal.
Legislation similar to Idaho's is pending in as many as 37 other states nationwide.
Democrats in the nation's capital are hoping to pass health care reform by this weekend.
The American Legislative Exchange Council created the model legislation for Idaho and other states. The Washington, D.C.-based, nonprofit says Idaho is the first to sign a version into law"

Yep.  That's it.

Plays Nice With Others

Dennis Kucinich:  American Socialist.  Plays Nice With Others.

Say what you want about Dennis Kucinich, former Mayor and overseer of the decline of the once great city of Cleveland, Ohio.  But, so far at least, he's a man of principles.  Strange, anti-American, unconstitutional principles in my opinion, but principles nonetheless.


Dennis Kucinich is nothing more than Washington's weight-loss mascot.

The Before and After:

Today,  Mr. Kucinich did what we said he would do all along:  He "folded" to Pelosi and Obama and said he would vote for the health care bill (in whatever form it ends up being in).  For the longest time, Kucinich insisted, adamantly, that he would not favor a bill that did not include a public option.  Heck, initially he wanted a single-payer system and ONLY a single-payer system.  The so-called public option was a concession, Kucinich says.  So, obviously we already knew he was a knee-bender and a lazy daisy blowing in the wind.  And, needless to say I suppose, Kucinich isn't the only Democrat to stray from their principles of late.  Bart Stupak, the pro-life Democrat Representative, has recently stated that he is closer to agreeing on some language with Pelosi regarding the bill.

But...I have to wonder...

Maybe they knew all along that they would never see their beloved single-payer agenda attain legal status.  Maybe this, where we are now, with Pelosi and Obama actively attempting to avert the Constitution, is what they wanted all along.
Maybe Dennis Kucinich is a willing pawn, a character actor, if you will, in this Shakespearian drama that has become the health care debate.

Nah.  That's all way too conspiratorial for my tastes.  I just don't believe that these people would intentionally harm the Constitution...they do so by accident and with a sort of irreverential nonchalance toward it.   "Who cares?  The Constitution?  Who cares!?  It's 2010!"  This is the attitude wafting around the heads of state in this country.  Who cares? 

I care.  Libertarians care.  That's why we don't play the game.  We can't.  We cannot and will not sacrifice our values in order to get some bill passed we only partly agree with.  That's what politicians do, they willfully sacrifice their values for the sake of "getting along"  and "bipartisanship" and "the greater good".

Possibly the greatest example of the Libertarian mindset at work in Washington is Congressman Ron Paul.  Paul's main aim for the past few years has been to get SOMEONE to audit the Federal Reserve to see what kind of hinky business is going on there.  He had a chance to pass HIS OWN legislation last year but refused to do so.  Why?  Because the House Democrats attached his bill to the regulatory reform bill, a bill Paul would never support--no matter who visited his districts in Texas.

Ron Paul:  American hero.  Doesn't play nice with others.

That's it. That's all.

It's Official: Britain's MSM Destroys Ours

"And this I know, full many a time,
When she was on the mountain high,
By day, and in the silent night,
When all the stars shone clear and bright,
That I have heard her cry,
“Oh misery! oh misery!
Oh woe is me! oh misery!”’

What, Don't like Wordsworth?  Loser.  

Ok, fine.  Try this then:

Misery, says I.  Misery. Misery. Misery.

That's it.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lindsey Graham Gets one Right...But he's still a rat

So what if Mr. Graham understands a little bit of why We the People are totally opposed to Them the Lawyers doing jack smack with health care?  He's still a gurly-gurl-neo-con-elitist-glorified-National-Mall-rat. 

I didn't see the interview, but apparently Senator Rat said the American people are "tired of this crap" on ABC's "This Week", referring to the latest maneuvering by house democrats regarding the health care bill.

Here is the article I read at the Hill.

That's nice that Senator Rat has crept away from his little cubby-hole in the dark confines of NIMH long enough to smell where the cheese is really coming from.  But it don't change the fact that this rodent is nothing more than a scavenging squatter on the refuse pile that has become Washington, D. C.

Who wants to go through the trouble of photoshopping Lindsey Graham as a red-eyed villainous rat?  I started to do it, but I couldn't stop laughing when it came time to apply the whiskers...he started looking way too much like Maeve Binchy to me...

But I did find this one courtesy of Lucas Gardner:

I have no clue how that isn't freakin' spot on.  Still...I'd like to see his little rat feet and disgusting little rat tail portrayed a little more vehemently. 

Until Senator Rat apologizes for dissing Ron Paul, I'll joyfully detest his little ratlike snickering...cuz, that's all it is. 

Senator Graham:  Let me tell you something you little rat fuck.  Ron Paul is trying to fix what you neo-cons SHIT UPON.  You say one more nasty thing about Ron Paul, you-you-little rat bastard, and I swear to God I'll conjure Barry Goldwater's ghost to kick your ass so bad you will look like Maeve Binchy.

That's all.

Peanut Butter and Jelly!

You know what's great about this country? This is what's great about this little slice of God's green one.

That's right boys and squirrels.  Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches rock.  I don't care if you don't like peanut butter.  You know what?  At least half the most important people in my life absolutely loathe the PB&J.

Sadness, I am become.

Well, that's ok.  I more than make up for this strikingly flawed character trait in my significant others.  Trust me.  :D

In fact, I consider myself a THE world's premiere authority on how to make a PB&J.  And no, I'm not going to tell you what the secret is.  And yes, the link above is TOTALLY wrong.  So is this one.  And this one.  And even this one here, while it certainly gets points for going above and beyond the pale, is hopelessly wrong.

I'm so good at making the delectable goodness that is the PB&J (Or PB&Honey, or PBBanana&H or just plain ol' P) sandwich, I entrust the most hallowed exercise of producing this nation's greatest contribution to the global lunch menu to no one.  No one makes me a sandwich.

Which is a little bit odd, actually.  Since I rarely cook anything or make myself anything to eat around here that doesn't come out of a box and require the simple addition of milk.  Although, I think I broke a record this weekend by cooking not just one night but *gasp* two nights...IN A ROW!  Friday I instigated what the girls have mockingly--I think--dubbed "Daddy's Pizzeria" when I made my homemade pizza.  On Saturday I made spaghetti and meatballs...mmm...mmm!  Hey, I likes me some Italian food m'kay?

So why is it so painfully important that I make my own PB&J and not simply follow the directions on the box that is the internet or Betty Crocker's cookbook?  (And yes, there is a recipe for PB&J's in that book.  And yes, it too is a miserable failure)  I dunno.  But, I know I'm not alone since there are forty thousand freakin' websites devoted to the sandwich itself, and countless others which errantly attempt to explain to you, the PB&J layman, how to consummate the union of peanutty goodness with fluffy white bread and lumps of sticky, sugary, fruitish-type stuff.

I know there is a moral in here somewhere...but I can't concentrate long enough to pick it out for you.  Because, right now, I'm hungry.  So, I'll just do a rapid fire before I consult the pantry:

Go make your own sandwich!   And no, you may not use my peanut butter.  And no, you STILL may not have my recipe.

That's it.  That's all.

Monday, March 15, 2010

L.A. Times Joins Lostaglia's "NITSS" List

You know why the lefty blogs and newsbots aren't complaining about the lack of women in the tea party? Because there isn't a lack of women in the tea party.

Sure, they'll harp all day about the lack of "black faces" and whatnot. Certainly we've proven that it is simply the leftist worldview that disallows them from seeing the black people involved in the tea party. But women? The tea party's got 'em and the left know it. Boy, do they know it.

So. You're a smart, eager American woman with concerns for the direction the country you love and have served is heading? What do you do? You join a group of like-minded individuals to advocate for your way of thinking, of course! And then, if you've the clout to do so, you start your own non-profit organization and try to rustle up as much sponsorship for your cause as possible. THAT! My friends, that, is what America is all about. You have the right to assemble, to speak and to petition the government for redress of your grievances! YES! This is sweet!

So what's the problem?

You're husband just might happen to be a Supreme Court Justice.

(Insert deflated sighs here).

Yes, your name is Virginia Thomas and you're husband's name is Clarence. Roll credits.

That's it. That's--

Wait-wait-wait right there a minute. Where's the rule that says you, the smart and eager American woman, has to stay out of the fight for what you think is right? Hmm? Where is it exactly? This shadowy law that bans spouses of judges--even the most influential judges on the planet--from participating in the political process.

Right here.

Sad, but left-coastishly true. The almighty (a.k.a. dwindling, fainting, gasping for air) L.A. Times has passed a law that states something like: You're a tea-partier, so you're evil. And you're husband is evil. And your dog is evil. And if you grow flowers in your lawn it's only to mask your evil.

Evil. Evil. Evil.

Well, two can play that game. I hereby add the aforementioned Los Angeles newspaper to the "Not in the same sentence" list along with the paper from New York with the same catchy post-locale titular nomenclature.

Actually, to be fair, the article was meh-o.k.(read: boring and uninformative) until the very end when its originator pretty much came out and accused Justice Clarence Thomas of corruption.

Read it HERE. Or don't. Heck, I wouldn't if I hadn't already.

That's it. That's all.