Fiscally nuts. Socially insane.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Joe the Plumber Coverup

Joe the Plumber coverup saga continues:

Vanessa Niekamp said that when she was asked to run a child-support check on Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher on Oct. 16, she thought it routine. A supervisor told her the man had contacted the state agency about his case.
Niekamp didn't know she just had checked on "Joe the Plumber," who was elevated the night before to presidential politics prominence as Republican John McCain's example in a debate of an average American.

The senior manager would not learn about "Joe" for another week, when she said her boss informed her and directed her to write an e-mail stating her computer check was a legitimate inquiry.

The reason Niekamp said she was given for checking if there was a child-support case on Wurzelbacher does not match the reason given by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Thanks to Instapundit for the link.

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween. Sorry for the lack of posting. Stay Puft went well, if you care to know.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dear Mr. Obama

Fox is running a piece on this video. It has apparently been viewed over 11 million times - the most of any election-related video. Watch it, it's powerful, to say the least.

For Halloween...

I am going to school with a few friends; they're the Ghost Busters, I'm the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

I may post pictures afterwards.


I didn't have a chance to watch Obama's infomercial last night. I'm not the only one, though; it looks like all the big boys (and girls) had better things to do. The New York Times liked it, but Wyatt Andrews and Calvin Woodward are skeptical. They seem to have the same complaint:

His proposals — the tax cuts, the low-cost loans, the $15 billion a year he promises for alternative energy, and more — cost money, and the country could be facing a record $1 trillion deficit next year. Indeed, Obama recently acknowledged — although not in his commercial — that: "The next president will have to scale back his agenda and some of his proposals."

It's the same thing I was thinking during his acceptance speech.

Mock Election

For anyone who is interested, our school had a mock election yesterday. The results were 50% for Obama and 44% for McCain. Our school has apparently never incorrectly predicted an election, and it appears we got the results down to a science, because a friend of mine and staunch supporter of Obama admitted to voting twelve times under false names and using scare tactics with other voters, such as, "Hey freshman, I'll give you a swirly if you vote for McCain." Anyone looking for underground ACORN cells can email me, and I'll give you the address of my school if you can prove your FBI affiliation.

GDP Down! Keep Running!

Our GDP is in the hole.

The U.S. economy shrank at a 0.3 percent annual rate in the third quarter, its sharpest contraction in seven years as consumers cut spending and businesses reduced investment in the face of rising fears that recession was setting in.

Big Bailouts Overseas

Japan and Germany both unveiled billion-plus dollar spending packages. Germany's is $32 billion; Japan's is $51 billion.

pshht... we smoked ya a long time ago, boys.

"I will implement bold policies so people who are confronting pain will feel the real effect. Drawing on all possible wisdom, we must overcome this 'once in 100 years' crisis."
-Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso


L.A. Times & Media Bias

Here is an interesting blurb on media bias:

John McCain slammed The Los Angeles Times Wednesday for refusing to release a videotape that the newspaper's editors say shows Barack Obama praising a Chicago professor who served as a spokesman for the Palestine Liberation Organization when it was a U.S.-designated terror group.

Speaking to two Florida radio stations, the Republican presidential candidate suggested a double standard in reporting by the newspaper and said if he were hanging out with neo-Nazis he'd bet the tape would be made public.

The Times says it is standing by its promise not to show the tape, which it got from an anonymous source. The newspaper also has not provided a transcript of the 2003 farewell party for University of Chicago professor Rashid Khalidi. Among others in attendance at the soiree were former Weather Underground founders William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

I'm going to plead the fifth until I find out more about this.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Good Job, Doc

Dr. Helen makes her PJ TV debut. She did well, check it out! Although, note to self: when being interviewed about financial hardtimes and losing money to the government, don't sit in front of thousands of dollars worth of privately-owned audio equipment.

I'm dead tired, I'm going to bed. Goodnight moon.

A Moment of Silence...

...for the 170+ killed in today's earthquake in Pakistan.

The Guardian reports the estimated death toll is close to 600. The story is hard to find; it's no where to be found on Drudge, and it's buried deep on Fox. If San Fransisco was hit, the press would be all over it. Obviously, that's different, but you get the picture

Middle Class What?

Saying that the federal government needed to help states avoid further financial turmoil, Gov. David A. Paterson asked Wednesday that Congress immediately provide state governments with a rescue package similar to the one it approved for the banking industry.

And that would mark the second time since September that Democrats have sponsored incredible sums of money to the biggest, wealthiest organizations on the planet. All for the middle class? Right, Barack.

Pictures & Stuff

WARNING: Creepy people and online predators, stop reading.

Now that I have the attention of the normal segment of the population, I posted a few pictures here. It doesn't appear now as a normal post because I backdated it by a year, but the page is also permanently accessible by looking under "Personal Links" on the right sidebar and clicking "Various Pictures."

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Stevens, etc.

McCain called for a Stevens' step down, as did Palin. I do too, or at least a forfeit of his reelection bid, but Palin hesitates at first:
"Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP vice presidential nominee, did not call on Stevens to resign but added in a statement: 'I'm confident Sen. Stevens will do what's right for the people of Alaska.'"
On another note, former Sen. Alan Simpson seems to think Stevens is a 'victim of his generation. Oh, please. It was illegal then, and is now. It happened more then, positive progress has moved us beyond that, and if Stevens can't come to terms with that, he has no business in the Senate.

Oh Crap

It appears that InstaGod has no idea what the 890 point rally today means for... life as we know it. We're doomed.

That's Embarrassing

I just checked my recent site statistics to see how few of my readers are still around; just seeing what I have left to work with. I was shocked and, well, insulted, to learn that I have actually quadrupled my readership without actually, ya know, writing. 

It seems that most of the hits are coming from a google link to this post from last December. Whatever, the stats make me look good. I'll live.

I'm Back...

The college apps are winding down, so I'll be up and running again. Start yourself off with skinheads, 900 points for the Dow, and IMAO giggles.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


I'll be liveblogging the Palin/Biden debate. It starts at  9:00 pm est, so come back then for full coverage!

Wow, sorry... I got sidetracked - sorry if you came for the coverage...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Can YOU Be a U.S. Citizen?

Fox is running a funny story on the US citizenship test. Read it here. Also, you can see the actual test study guide here.

They gave the test to random people in Time Square, and also to a third grader, fifth grader and eighth grader... funny results:

Our third-grader got four of 10. The fifth- and eighth-grader each got six of 10, good enough to become U.S. citizens. They knew what the Constitution did and could name three of the 13 original states.

All three answered that William Howard Taft was president during World War I, leading to believe that they may have collaborated on parts of the test.

Nagging Nancy Has Been Naughty

Hmmm: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid her husband's real estate and investment firm nearly $100,000 from her political action committee over the past decade, a practice that she voted to ban last year and that her party condemned as part of the "culture of corruption" when Republicans did it.

People have been calling this one in at Shays' office for a week, but I didn't think there was any truth to it. Guess I was wrong.