Jun 282011
 

One small example of why Washington is dragging us to hell in a handbasket:

$175,920,000,000 – Agriculture’s share of the 2010 US GDP (1.2% of $14.660 trillion dollars)
Say it with me: “one hundred seventy-five billion nine hundred twenty million DOLLARS”
$131,000,000,000 – USDA’s FY 2010 Annual Budget
Again: “one hundred thirty-one billion DOLLARS” 

– 131,000,000, 000/175, 920,000,000 = 0.744656662 = 74.46% 

– So the government entity responsible for oversight over US agriculture has an annual budget of 74.46% of all of the money made by farmers? Oh, and the USDA budget for 2011? A mere $148 BILLION DOLLARS. In a major recession, they raised the already bloated USDA budget by $17 Billion Dollars? Sad, isn’t it?

If my calculations or figures are incorrect – please let me know…dollar amounts from here and here(pdf).

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May 092011
 

Here’s a bit of news….. if inflation was still calculated the way it was in 1978, we would have in excess of 10% inflation right now. How did this ‘magic’ inflation reduction happen? Well, the Fed’s have changed the math more than two dozen times since then…

h/t Carteach0

WTF, indeed…

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Oct 212010
 

Go RTWT – repost, forward to your friends – this needs national exposure. NRA has made some bonehead moves before, but this is ridonkulous.

Why did NRA give pro-gun candidate an ’F’? – National gun rights | Examiner.com

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Jun 212010
 

Sarah – Cranky Chicks with Guns has a most excellent rant – I concur. Apparently there is a chlorine shortage in the California gene pool…I’m just sayin’…

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Jun 172010
 

There are just far too many YHGBSM things going on these days – the evil and the eediots they abound, I tell you.

In the MIDDLE of the RIGHT – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is classifying milk as oil 
“Having watched the oil gushing in the Gulf of Mexico, dairy farmer Frank Konkel has a hard time seeing how spilled milk can be labeled the same kind of environmental hazard.
But the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is classifying milk as oil because it contains a percentage of animal fat, which is a non-petroleum oil.”

Crucis’ Court: U.S. Bureau of Land Management cedes Arizona border to drug lords.
“…the US Government has, for all practical purposes, ceded an 80-mile, three county deep strip of our Arizona border to Mexico and the drug lords.”

Daddy Bear’s Den – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
“A section of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona has been closed to the public because the government feels it’s too dangerous.
Is it too dangerous because of volcanoes?  Maybe unstable land formations that fall over in a stiff wind?  Or perhaps it’s full of old mines that kooky old men are using to hide their illicit activities from a group of teenagers and their dog who travel the country in a green van looking for mischief?”

MArooned – OMFG…
“Just when you thought the media could not possibly be further in the tank for Øbama; just when you thought they might have actually hit rock bottom… They grab some dynamite, blast new holes, and continue digging.”
Language guru: Obama speech too ‘professorial’ for his target audience

SnarkyBytes – Chicago-Style Politics
“James Carville said: “It looks as if President Obama applied a little old-school Chicago persuasion to the oil executives.” Making “offers you can’t refuse” may be a great way to run the mob, but it is no way to run a country.”

It really just gets better all the time, doesn’t it? Damn. I need a drink.

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Jun 022010
 

Old NFO posted a mock-up of a new Arizona State flag – See flag and post here-

[rant]
What I found truly disturbing was this comment – it just goes all gushy-touchy-feelie without once understanding the true issue –

Benito said…
I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine his conscience about this and other related incidents. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. All of us ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated, but this is not the case.

Benito, what you and many others fail to comprehend is that most of us welcome legal immigrants with open arms. But since you brought up rights and diminished rights, let’s take a look at that first – the only thing that should matter is do you have a legal right to be where you are? A US citizen whether natural born or naturalized has a right to be here. A person that is here by virtue of an illegal border crossing has no right to be here. The color of your skin, your religion, the country you were born in are all of no consequence  – if you violated immigration law in getting here, you have no right to be here. If you are not here legally, you don’t have a horse in this race – hence no diminished rights.

If I were to enter your house or apartment without your permission, would I be breaking the law? Yup.
How about your TV or your car – is it OK if I take them? No? I didn’t think so.
Is it OK if someone rapes your wife, girlfriend or you? Nope.
See, there are laws against those types of things, just as there are laws against illegal immigration.
How is it that someone who is illegally on US soil should just be forgiven?

1)    Do it legally. Apply for a work visa. Don’t just hike, fly, run or waltz across the nearest border.
2)    Get a legitimate job, pay your taxes and be an asset to society rather than a burden.
3)    Apply for citizenship, learn about this country and its history and become an American citizen. (Not some variety of hyphenated American.)

My ancestors immigrated legally as did many others – what is so hard about that? Anything worth doing is worth doing right…

I’m just sayin’.

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May 292010
 

Once again, Nancy Pelosi has proven that her grasp on grasp on reality is tenuous at best.

At her weekly press conference Thursday, however, Pelosi said the agency charged with regulating the oil and natural gas industry can trace its problems to years of lax oversight during the Bush White House years.”

h/t Wai

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