And the Mojave DESERT. Yes, that's the correct word. Desert. The irony is that deserts are not always by default hot places, they are just places that have an evaporation rate of twice the amount of rain that falls. Oops, looks like they just got about 80% of their yearly precipitation....as SNOW.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
By now, Rod Blobejevich (D-IL), the Governor of Illinois, is a household name. I boldfaced his party affiliation, since the MSM has been slightly less than coy with addressing that little tidbit, and I only bring this up since among blogs all over the blogosphere today, self-righteous libs incorrectly assumed he "must be a Republican't." Irony. As a Democrat, we would be too quick to assume he has become a household name through hard work, ingenious policymaking, diplomacy and politicking. No, in the typical milieu of the Democratic party, he has become infamous through scandal and failure. Around 6:30 a.m. today, he was arrested and indicted on charges of conspiracy, fraud and corruption.
From Yahoo news:
CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday on charges he brazenly conspired to sell or trade President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder as part of what federal prosecutors called a "political corruption crime spree." A federal judge later ordered Blagojevich released on his own recognizance.
Prosecutors did not accuse Obama himself of any wrongdoing.
Blagojevich also was charged with illegally threatening to withhold state assistance to Tribune Co., the owner of the Chicago Tribune, in an attempt to strong-arm the newspaper into firing editorial writers who had criticized him.
The 51-year-old Democrat was also accused of engaging in pay-to-play politics — that is, doling out jobs, contracts and appointments in return for campaign contributions.
"We were in the middle of a corruption crime spree, and we wanted to stop it," U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald said, calling the charges against Blagojevich "a truly new low." He added: "The conduct would make Lincoln roll over in his grave."
God damn! Have you ever seen this man's dopey eyes? How he could even conceive of this idea is amazing in the first place.
Additionally, Blagojevich himself sought to hopefully achieve a Cabinet position in Obama's administration, another fact that is being conveniently left out the majority of MSM reporting, for the fear of the negative associations with Obama's name and this political travesty, despite the fact Obama did not have anything to do with it.
More eloquence from Blagojevich:
"I've got this thing and it's (expletive) golden," he said of his authority to appoint Obama's replacement, "and I'm just not giving it up for (expletive) nothing. I'm not gonna do it."
Blagojevich also considered appointing himself to the Senate seat, telling his deputy governor that if "they're not going to offer me anything of value, I might as well take it," prosecutors said.
And in his typical graceful, sophisticated manner, he was overheard complaining at one that Obama's people are "not going to give me anything except appreciation." He added: "(Expletive) them."
Wow, the pride this man has for his state is overwhelming. The true irony is that Blagojevich ran on a reforming platform after the previous Governor, Republican George Ryan, was arrested and given six years in the slam for racketeering and bribes related to drivers licenses.
Know how Libs always accuse of Republicans as being out-of-touch, wealthy elitists who don't care about middle-class America because they are too blindsighted by their quest for wealth?
Blagojevich also talked about getting his wife placed on corporate boards where she might get $150,000 a year in director's fees.
In court papers, the FBI said Blagojevich expressed frustration at being "stuck" as governor. "I want to make money," the governor, whose salary is $177,412, was quoted as saying in one conversation.
Stick it up your ass, libs.
I'm interested in seeing how this is spun by liberal ass-tard bloggers and the media. My money is that they will instead focus entirely on the pressures of Blagojevich and the overwhelming expectations put on him to clean up the awful, big bad former Republican Governor's mess, and how given the circumstances, he isn't soooo bad. Then again, expecting a liberal to admit guilt or wrongdoing would require them to accept responsibility.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
What a crackpot numbnuts....although she is a woman (allegedly, appearance insinuates otherwise) so she doesn't have nuts.
Taken from the London Telegraph:
In teaser adverts promoting its "Whopper Virgins" challenge, the fast food chain describes how it sought out farmers in rural Romania, Thai villagers and residents of Greenland's icy tundra to compare its signature burger with arch rival McDonalds'.
Miss Sharon Akabas of Columbia's response?
"It's outrageous," Sharon Akabas of the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University, told the New York Daily News. "What's next? Are we going to start taking guns out to some of these remote places and ask them which one they like better?"
Yes Sharon, because that makes ANY sense? What's it like to be the only Ph.D in a department full of actual doctors? Maybe when you aren't playing softball, eating tofu or idolizing Martina Navriltiloba you can stop to take a second to realize you sound like you're from the moon. I understand when you hear the word "American," in a sentence such as, for example "giving starving people American fast food," your brain flags it as dangerous, because you hate America like the rest of the liberals, but I don't see giving allegedly starving people a free hamburger as something bad. It's not like we're giving Mama Cass a ham sandwich. What do you think the danger is? And what's wrong with guns? I see you're anti "The Constitution" now too.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Like a moth to the flame, one and the same...
For those (i.e. college liberals, underprivileged immigrants, 'tards) who enjoy the mass butcher, hypocritical, opportunistic douchebag Castro cuckold named Che Guevera, which I believe translated means "Scumfucker," I have just one question: why? You know he was as incompetent in battle as he was at life, right? In a capitalist society, how can anybody respect people who supported mobilizing the proletariats and forcing wealth redistribution? You should be executed for high treason for the very thought. If you aren't happy, or succeeding, in a capitalist society, the problem isn't the society. It's you. Bring your "ideals," and I use the term loosely as there is nothing idealistic about them, elsewhere. Every "revolutionary," which is another name for "self-promoter who seeks to compensate for personal inadequacies and misdirected rage stemming from a lifetime of perceived and often real failures, having a less-than-desirable background, and typically suffering from classic Narcissistic Personality Disorder" who ever tried imposing a communist regime left nothing but legacies that are historically closely correlated with media subjugation, oppression, mass murders, unrest and economic hardship and depravity on a national level. Don't worry; on Jan. 20th 2009 I can just substitute everything I just said with "welcome to America!"
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Who am I? I'm either a 3 year old or a self-entitled liberal. There's really not much to differentiate.
Another frivolous lawsuit: This was lifted from www.amren.com and in turn from an article of the Los Angeles Times.
In what is apparently the first legal action of its kind, an association of community-based organizations has filed a federal civil rights complaint against two of the three largest Wall Street rating firms, charging that their inflated ratings on subprime mortgage bonds disproportionately caused financial harm to African American and Latino home buyers across the country.
The complaint, filed by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, alleges that Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings enriched themselves by assigning high ratings to bonds backed by mortgages “that were designed to fail” because of “unfair payment terms and insufficient borrower income levels.”
The firms “knew or should have known” that subprime loans disproportionately were marketed to minority consumers—a process known as “reverse redlining”—and that those borrowers would ultimately default and go into foreclosure at high rates, according to the coalition’s complaint.
Fitch Managing Director David Weinfurter said the NCRC’s filing “is fully without merit, and Fitch intends to defend itself vigorously.” Moody’s had no immediate comment.
The filing cites multiple studies that found that African Americans and Latinos received a disproportionate share of subprime loans during the housing boom years. A Federal Reserve study in 2006 estimated that 45% of mortgages extended to Latinos and 55% of loans to African Americans were subprime—a utilization rate “three to four times that of non-Hispanic whites.”
Because the loans themselves often came with terms that increased borrowers’ probability of default—upfront teaser rates followed by unaffordable reset payment adjustments, no required documentation of applicants’ incomes or assets, plus hefty prepayment penalties—African Americans with subprime mortgages are projected to lose $71 billion to $92 billion through foreclosures, while Latinos are projected to lose $75 billion to $98 billion, according to one study cited in the complaint.
“Had subprime loans been distributed equitably,” the complaint estimates, “losses for whites would be 44.5% higher and losses for people of color would be about 24% lower.”
The civil rights complaint is the latest in a series of lawsuits, regulatory investigations and congressional criticism of the rating firms’ roles and conduct during the mortgage bond heyday years of 2003-05. In dollar terms, subprime and so-called Alt-A no-documentation loans accounted for 32% of all mortgage originations in 2005. Their share had been 10% two years before. Virtually all of those high-risk loans were sold to Wall Street firms for inclusion in complex bond structures that were resold, often in bits and pieces, to pension funds and financial institutions.
So, first they complain that the housing industry discriminates by making people meet "unfair" prerequisites, such as a "credit history" and "having a job." So...housing laws were changed to enable low and moderate-income, normally unqualified borrowers obtain $0 down, 100% financing mortgage, in some cases where they didn't even have to pay CLOSING COSTS. Talk about skewed reasoning. How are these people EVER supposed to be happy? You are damned if you do and damned if you don't, and if you're don't, you're a damned racist. Why do I feel that liberals love Catch-22s? If you say no, you're racist. If you oblige, you set yourself up for the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression....and you STILL get called a racist! Gee, I wonder why FEMA isn't tripping over themselves to give you more handouts. You know, the reason that so many of you received NINJA and ARM mortgages is because you were already overextended and didn't meet any minimum requirements. Home ownership isn't exactly a right, it's a privilege. Kind of like health care, but I won't get into that. In any case, maybe some of these people should have stayed in an apartment until they saved a "down payment" or paid off their credit cards...but then again, asking them to live up to the same standards as everybody else is racist.
The thing that infuriates me the most about this flagrantly frivolous lawsuit is...aren't we already cash-strapped enough? Why flood the courts with a costly, asinine lawsuit that is just going to cost already strapped taxpayers, who are already paying so much in terms of higher taxes imposed by states to cover budget shortfalls due to decreased home values, and because of the bailout which was ultimately a result of these same peoples' poor judgment? Why is it always somebody else's fault when you get yourself into trouble and somebody else's responsibility to make it better for you? How can you still feel entitled? I'm just too racist to understand, living within my means and all, and not suing somebody for extra cash. The silver lining? At least these people are filing lawsuits instead of waiting outside Long Island Wal Marts ready to trample innocent employees to death because of their avarice and thrift.
"FEMA, whose name became a bad punchline after its botched job after 2005's Hurricane Katrina" is just one quote from a story entitled "Debris pile becomes symbol of FEMA delays."
Let's see. Poor minorities largely inhabit the Gulf Coast. Most of the Gulf Coast counties are rural on top of it. Hurricanes hit the Gulf Coast. Poor minorities don't buy insurance. Poor minorities got involved in subprime mortgages. The housing bubble burst, causing trillions of dollars of equity loss and derivative devaluation. THERE'S NO F*ING MONEY LEFT FOR FEMA TO DO ITS JOB, AGAIN. None of you people learned after the entire Hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005. There's no money left, and guess what? It isn't FEMA's fault. They are doing the best job they can with the resources they don't have and can't afford to buy after a.) you pulled this shit in 2005 and b.) um, the government spent 6 trillion dollars bailing out an economy YOU squandered because YOU borrowed the American dream on credit, credit you should never have even qualified for. Guess what again? Iowa, Missouri and Illinois didn't need FEMA during the 2008 floods. We didn't hear a thing about FEMA. Sure, counties applied for disaster relief, BFD. Those people did the work themselves. If you value your property so badly, stop trying to squat in houses you didn't pay for and get to work. I love the excuse of "well, the illegals are afraid if they apply for jobs people will find out they're here illegally." There's your first problem. Try...going home? Try going "through the proper channels"?
I don't understand why whenever something bad happens, "some" people automatically run under the assumption it is the government's job to help them. People are whining the government isn't doing anything to help Americans losing their homes. Maybe these Americans bought outside their means and need to learn a lesson they NEVER LEARNED AS CHILDREN. The passing the blame buck is so atrociously disgusting... we hear "well, the predatory lenders really pushed it on me." Grow a f*ing sack and say "no, I don't have the money, period." There's nothing difficult about that. You wanted to keep up with the Joneses except you made $30k a year, not $150. Do you know what the colloquial term is for a government that takes care of you from cradle to grave? A Nanny State. We're capitalists, not socialists. Fundamentally, when you get down to it, you are responsible for your own destiny. That's why we live in America. You reap what you sow. You can't reap somebody else's harvest because you didn't spend enough time planting. And you can't run to the government to ask for more when it turns out you didn't plant enough. It's not their job to baby you until you retire....whoa, I should stop myself, considering another headline on msn.com today was "Pension bailout next?" Get over it. You have to let things correct themselves naturally or things will never get to where they should be. Not everybody is going to come out winning. That's just reality.
Monday, December 1, 2008
-"Is the Right so pathetic that they are reduced to fabrications and lies?"
Um, I understand that you as a liberal have no regard whatsoever for the premises our country was founded on by people far greater than you OR Mr. Obama, but it's called the Constitution. He's spent $500,000 trying to make the issue go away but he hasn't adequately addressed it. His busted, obvious forgery COLB is not good enough to sate our desire for the truth.
-"Get over it! Can't you just let this man do his job? Aren't we all dealing with enough? We have to come together and work through this recession as one."
Yes, in typical Liberal Wonderland, your lovely idealism sounds fabulous. Too bad we live on "Earth," in "2008" in "America." Are you honestly insinuating that if, IF it turns out Obama is not qualified to have run for president, we should just "look the other way?" Are you crazy?! You actually want somebody who isn't an American leading America? How do you think America got to be where it is? Not through fraud and lies! Liberals don't understand the American Way.
Liberals - you need to get a clue. GET A CLUE. Use your own rhetoric and put yourselves in the other person's position. If Obama had lost you would be poring over every amendment to every law that ever was to find some technicality to diaqualify McCain. The Right (and we're called that for a reason) isn't trying to be petty or bitter. We're trying to make sure that this shady and ominous President-elect, which, by the way wasn't even an office until Obama decided to make it one in his typical narcissistic fashion, operates according to the Constitution and doesn't go down a road I think we all, deep down, kind of think he might.