Listening to Liberals.

The keyword is “introspection.” Liberals have a lot to teach conservatives about the dangers of letting political rhetoric go too far, but they need to have the humility to take an honest look at themselves if they want conservatives to listen. But should conservatives be more introspective before criticizing liberals’ behavior? Of course not; we don’t have time for navel-gazing. What are we? A bunch of hippies?

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Quote to ponder

"It's hard to make predictions, especially about the future."

-Yogi Berra (God, what a national treasure)


Oh, yeah, oooh, ahhh.

That's how it always starts.

Then later, there's running and screaming.

-Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurrassic Park 2

Attention U.S. citizen, do not defend yourself

Rancher pays damages to illegal immigrants captured on his land.

($77,000 in damages... )

That's wrong in so many ways.

Here are the details.


It's almost time.

Think-Tank Says Trained Chimp Can Predict Hurricanes Better Than NOAA... And Puts it to the Test

The Prediction video

I bet he's close.

Texas doctors opting out of Medicare at alarming rate

Another shocking story where professionals refuse to become slaves.


"Not cost-effective
The uncertainty proved too much for Dr. Guy Culpepper, a Dallas-area family practice doctor who says he wrestled with his decision for years before opting out in March. It was, he said, the only way “he could stop getting bullied and take control of his practice.”
“You do Medicare for God and country because you lose money on it,” said Culpepper, a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. “The only way to provide cost-effective care is outside the Medicare system, a system without constant paperwork and headaches and inadequate reimbursement.”

Let's stop here..

1. You do NOT have a right to medical care. Doctors may go into medicine for many reasons. Helping people by using their skills and learning is certainly one of the reasons. However, you do NOT have a "right" to those skill and services period. They MAY choose to treat you, or not, if you do not have the ability to pay. They MAY accept partial payment from the government in return for treating you, but they don't HAVE to.

If you think that someone that has spent 8 years or more in school and literally hundreds of thousands of dollars of their own money getting to where they can earn a decent living OWES you squat then you are delusional. You do not deserve free stuff for merely existing on the planet. Get over it.

The doctors of Texas are not opting out at an alarming rate. There is nothing to be "alarmed" about since you don't deserve FREE care to start with. Your inability to pay for you own care does not incur some sort of obligation on the doctors to treat you for free.

Carry on.

Visualizing Obama's budget cuts.

He promised 100 million.

Not that even that will happen, but this is how to visualize what that means.


Oh the horror.. The pain...

Jobs up 290,000; jobless rate rises to 9.9 pct.

Ap story

Here is the "good" part.

"Many economists think it will take until at least the middle of the decade to lower the unemployment rate to a more normal 5.5 percent to 6 percent."

Wait a darn minute...

5.5 to 6 is NORMAL?

Under Bush from wiki..

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 4.2% in January 2001, peaking at 6.3% in June 2003 and reaching a trough of 4.4% in March 2007. After an economic slowdown, the rate rose again to 6.1% in August 2008 and up to 7.2% in December 2008.[55] From December 2007 when the recession started to December 2008, an additional 3.6 million people became unemployed.[56] And, in January 2009, his last month in office, the nation lost 655,000 jobs, raising the unemployment rate to 7.6 percent, the highest level in more than 15 years.[57]

So let's get this correct.

On the Hill – June 6, 2008 – The Democratic Congress is working to address the faltering economy, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi charges, blaming President Bush for fiscal woes as the unemployment rate increased to 5.5 percent.

“The New Direction Congress will send the President legislation to provide urgently needed assistance to millions of Americans who have lost their jobs and are struggling to make ends meet,” Pelosi adds. “Just as we worked cooperatively in passing a stimulus plan to put $117 billion into the hands of more than 130 million Americans, we urge the President to support legislation to address the needs of America’s unemployed and struggling workers. Today’s unemployment numbers demonstrate that this is an urgent challenge.”

For the record, the average rate under President Bush was 5.3% over 8 years; when you factor in the major hit to the economy on 9/11 that is pretty amazing no?

Just for the record:

Pelosi.. You ignorant slut.

“Catastrophic” retreat of glaciers in Spitsbergen"

A scientific report..

The only problem is that it's from 1934

Fire Booms would have stopped most of the oil spill

"If U.S. officials had followed up on a 1994 response plan for a major Gulf oil spill, it is possible that the spill could have been kept under control and far from land. "

Let's see.  Who as President in 1994?

BJ Clinton.

Who didn't say ANYTHING in public for the first 9 days of the oil spill

B. Obama.

Whose fault was it that the government failed to respond in a timely manner?

1/2 a guess.

Any day now I expect the main stream media to pick up on this tidbit and take it front page.

....holding breath...


On of the sexist things I've seen.