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More Proof of the “Global Warming”

http://www.whnt.com/news/sns-ap-tn–recordcool,0,4032125.story

Coolest July 21 recorded in Nashville as cool wave continues in Tenn.

By Associated Press

7:59 AM CDT, July 21, 2009

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cool weather has broken a previous low temperature for July 21 in Nashville that was set when Rutherford B. Hayes was president.

When the temperature at the National Weather Service station dipped to 58 degrees at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, it wiped out the previous record low for the date of 60 degrees, which was set in 1877.

NWS forecaster Bobby Boyd noted it was the third consecutive morning when Nashville either tied or broke a daily low temperature record.

Temperatures were cool, but did not break records at several Tennessee cities.

Knoxville dropped to 59 degrees Tuesday morning, Chattanooga had 60 degrees, Tri-Cities recorded 58 degrees and Memphis was 69 degrees.

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July 22, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Truth in Politics!

Truth in politics!

Truth in politics!

Finally!  An honest and truthful campaign advertisement.

July 2, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Money, Power, Corruption, and the radical liberal…

I just read this and I’m amused that I saw this in the Wall Street Journal.  To find that a nationally read paper is picking up on the building level of corruption and erosion of the American system of capitalism amuses me.   Several talk-show hosts have been talking about this for some time, but many of the media types have been ignoring them.  Now the liberal media is starting to get a clue of how deep this could go.   I can’t help but wonder how long it will be before the media starts getting “bailed out” too.

Now it is starting to look like the only hope we have is the upcoming mid-term elections.  That gives the American people about 18 months to prepare a response for the destruction of our culture.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123879833094588163.html

Obama Wants to Control the Banks

I must be naive. I really thought the administration would welcome the return of bank bailout money. Some $340 million in TARP cash flowed back this week from four small banks in Louisiana, New York, Indiana and California. This isn’t much when we routinely talk in trillions, but clearly that money has not been wasted or otherwise sunk down Wall Street’s black hole. So why no cheering as the cash comes back?

My answer: The government wants to control the banks, just as it now controls GM and Chrysler, and will surely control the health industry in the not-too-distant future. Keeping them TARP-stuffed is the key to control. And for this intensely political president, mere influence is not enough. The White House wants to tell ’em what to do. Control. Direct. Command.

It is not for nothing that rage has been turned on those wicked financiers. The banks are at the core of the administration’s thrust: By managing the money, government can steer the whole economy even more firmly down the left fork in the road.

If the banks are forced to keep TARP cash — which was often forced on them in the first place — the Obama team can work its will on the financial system to unprecedented degree. That’s what’s happening right now.

Here’s a true story first reported by my Fox News colleague Andrew Napolitano (with the names and some details obscured to prevent retaliation). Under the Bush team a prominent and profitable bank, under threat of a damaging public audit, was forced to accept less than $1 billion of TARP money. The government insisted on buying a new class of preferred stock which gave it a tiny, minority position. The money flowed to the bank. Arguably, back then, the Bush administration was acting for purely economic reasons. It wanted to recapitalize the banks to halt a financial panic.

Fast forward to today, and that same bank is begging to give the money back. The chairman offers to write a check, now, with interest. He’s been sitting on the cash for months and has felt the dead hand of government threatening to run his business and dictate pay scales. He sees the writing on the wall and he wants out. But the Obama team says no, since unlike the smaller banks that gave their TARP money back, this bank is far more prominent. The bank has also been threatened with “adverse” consequences if its chairman persists. That’s politics talking, not economics.

Think about it: If Rick Wagoner can be fired and compact cars can be mandated, why can’t a bank with a vault full of TARP money be told where to lend? And since politics drives this administration, why can’t special loans and terms be offered to favored constituents, favored industries, or even favored regions? Our prosperity has never been based on the political allocation of credit — until now.

Which brings me to the Pay for Performance Act, just passed by the House. This is an outstanding example of class warfare. I’m an Englishman. We invented class warfare, and I know it when I see it. This legislation allows the administration to dictate pay for anyone working in any company that takes a dime of TARP money. This is a whip with which to thrash the unpopular bankers, a tool to advance the Obama administration’s goal of controlling the financial system.

After 35 years in America, I never thought I would see this. I still can’t quite believe we will sit by as this crisis is used to hand control of our economy over to government. But here we are, on the brink. Clearly, I have been naive.

April 5, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Obama not ending the radical’s hatred of America…

I seem to remember how many liberals were telling everyone that the world would love us once President George W. Bush was out of office. Well, thanks to Drudge and Yahoo, looks like Iran is already unhappy. This one photo is so telling about how delusional the state of the liberal mind is:

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/slideshow/photo//090113/ids_photos_wl/r1645453159.jpg/

January 15, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

New Glove for computer control

http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/20680/page1/

April 28, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Texas Deceptive Trade Practices

Information for dealing with fraudulent phone companies.


http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/BC/content/htm/bc.002.00.000017.00.htm

Additionally, found this:

http://www.enotes.com/everyday-law-encyclopedia/deceptive-trade-practices

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uniform/vol7.html

http://www.law.upenn.edu/bll/archives/ulc/fnact99/1920_69/rudtpa66.htm

April 21, 2008 Posted by | Copyright / P2P / Law, Skirmish Games, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Russian Retro-Future Art

http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2007/11/retro-future-to-stars.html

Looks like the Russian in the 50’s had dreams as big as we did.  Awesome.

November 27, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Funny Pics

Thanks to Jared for this one…..

http://masklinnscans.free.fr/4chan/

September 14, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Fun & Interesting Video

Here are some YouTube Videos to enjoy.

David Blaine Street Magic 1 – http://youtube.com/watch?v=AYxu_MQSTTY

David Blaine Street Magic 2 – http://youtube.com/watch?v=PGrTvNzGCZE
These two David Blaine parody videos are awesome.

Slaughter the World – http://youtube.com/watch?v=fcbazH6aE2g

Additionally, check out the following site:  http://veryfunnyads.com/

Look for the following key words in the search field:

March = March of the Emporerers

Brokeback = Brokeback Mountain

Snow

Hancuffed

Bait

Ballet

I’ll add some more to this post as I come across them.  But Enjoy the one’s I’ve got so far.

September 13, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment