Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
"The government [is] looking at expanding a pioneering scheme in Flint, one of the poorest US cities, which involves razing entire districts and returning the land to nature." (bugs me when they leave out words, in this case, "is". I've done it too, not claiming I'm perfect, but, true story, I'm also not the "news" and I don't have an editor on staff for this non-sense)
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
"You just drive over to one of the inspection centers where -- as part of the government's effort to reduce dangerous emissions -- you sit idling for several hours."
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Since I don't want to be arrested, like Murray Sabrin's pal Hal Turner, I'll word this carefully. New Yorkers, as in taxpayers and voters in NY, should be on the front steps of the state house in Albany and if/when their elected lawmakers decide to go to work, as they were elected to do, those New Yorkers, backed by their County Sheriff and State Police, should politely send those lawmakers home and refuse their services, or lack thereof while a new election for all new lawmakers is scheduled; no incumbents allowed.
It is a disgrace that these elected lawmakers, who are supposed to uphold the Constitution of the United States and that of NY, are too busy fighting over which party is in control that they cannot meet to cut taxes and unneeded government workers while they continue to cash their own paychecks and New Yorkers continue to pay outrageous taxes state wide.
If New Yorkers were to stand up and protest their sham government, would Obama and the national GOP get behind them the way they are backing the people of Iran?
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Some of you might remember that I too complained about these awful creatures and noted them in my platform while running for congress last year.
Anyhow, the story is typical APP junk, BUT deep in those comments were the following two replies that made me call my girlfriend into the room to share the chuckle...
David Martens violated the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. He should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and be required to seek anger management counseling. Red flags are oten ignored. His intentional, malicious behavior is indicitive of a more serious underlying problem. It's hard to imagine that in a supposedly civilized society, the mere crime of living and doing what comes naturally could exact such a ruthless punishment.
Replying to Honker:
The birds aren't living up to their part of the treaty.
...my girlfriend didn't see the same humor value that I saw.
In any case, I don't know what the penalty is for a single count of animal cruelty these days but then I'm not sure that Mr. Martens did anything cruel. I mean, some birds are shot every day, others just have their heads lopped off and feathers plucked only to be filleted and put on the shelves at the local ShopRite or thrown into a vat of boiling oil at the local KFC. I don't think I should have to say it, but we're talking about a wild bird here, not someone's pet dog or cat. A wild bird was killed, not a cute, little, innocent water rat.
In other news... I stepped on 6 ants today, by accident of course. Please do not call me cruel.
Monday, June 8, 2009
On May 29th, 2008, a US Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that the administration had acted within the bounds of their authority. The court made the ruling not so much because of the "douchebags" comment, but because her encouragement of students to contact the administration could cause a "foreseeable risk of substantial disruption to the work and discipline of the school." She had said on her blog that students could contact the Superintendent "to piss her off more." The court stressed that their decision was not an endorsement of schools regulating off-campus speech. Thomas Gerarde, representing the school district, was quick to assert that "any speech that is likely to come to the attention of administrators on campus, even though it’s off campus, will be subject to discipline if it’s disruptive."Judge Sotomayor's opinion; schools have an obligation to impart to their students “shared values,” which include not only the importance of free expression but a “proper respect for authority”.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Tax & FeesState tax $5.60For a total of ($19.21 + $11.94) = $31.15 in taxes and fees.
Video Franchise Fee $11.91
CATV Universal Access Fund $1.70
Total Tax & Fees $19.21
Tax & Fees Federal excise tax $0.19
Federal excise tax # $0.16
State tax $0.49
State tax # $0.38
State tax ## $2.08
911 Tax $0.90
Federal Subscriber Line Charge $6.29
Federal Universal Service Fee $0.71
Federal Universal Service Fee - LD $0.74
Total Tax & Fees $11.94
Monday, June 1, 2009
Strap in taxpayers... the ride will be a rough one.