Sunday, November 23, 2014

San Francisco: Welcome to the Turd World

So You've Decided to Map Sidewalk Poop in San Francisco...

San Francisco is a weird magnet for poop. Travel around the city in the grimmest of Easter Egg hunts, and you'll find turds basking on sidewalks, chilling in flower gardens, gumming up subway escalators—hell, you'll even find them littering the roof of a three-story building with no roof access.

I assumed upon moving here this was the marking of irresponsible dog owners. I wish I could still believe that. But Jennifer Wong has torn the brown veil asunder with "(Human) Wasteland," a revolting map of all the anthropogenic excrement around San Francisco.

Wong's venture into crappy cartography began with her needing a hack-week project for her company, HotPads. So the San Francisco native scoured the web for "cool" data sets, and found that the Department of Public Works, for whatever reason, keeps records of sidewalk cleanings for reason of "human waste or urine."

"Honestly, the data inspired me," she emails.''

Click through for some sample maps. As for Ms. Wong, I know some stables that are inspirational too.

If you actually liked your Obamacare plan, you can't keep that either

Latest Obamacare ‘Tweak’ a Doozy

Americans are inveterate tinkerers — a trait commented on by observers from de Tocqueville to Winston Churchill.

That’s why it’s not surprising that the bureaucrats at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would want to keep tweaking Obamacare. Mind you, it’s not so much because they think they can perfect the law. Rather, they keep tweaking the law in order to keep the American people from brandishing pitchforks and coming to Washington to tar and feather them and ride them out of town on a rail.

Self-preservation can be a marvelous motivating factor.

The geniuses who brought us the dysfunctional website healthcare.gov are in a panic because just about every Obamacare policy is going up in price. So rather than having American citizens deal with such unpleasantness, our intrepid bureaucrats have hit upon a brilliant scheme: why not change the auto-renewal rules of Obamacare premiums by automatically shifting a consumer from a policy that went up in price over to a cheaper policy? Of course, the cheaper policy will have fewer benefits and a larger deductible. And some people may actually like the policy they have now.

But what does that matter to the jamokes at HHS? They know what’s best for you. Just ask them.

Not to mention that your doctor may not be covered under the new plan.

The inevitable result, of course, is that after a couple years of years of this all Obamacare recipients will have spiraled down to one cheap plan. Meet your new Obamacare doctor:


Don't worry, he'll look scary but will be very popular.


Meanwhile back at the White Hut, there will be a lot of laughs among the privileged elite..


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber explains how little regard the liberal elite have for the American people

Gruber Strikes Again

Jonathan Gruber, the MIT professor who was a key architect of Obamacare, may also be a central figure in the court battle over whether Obamacare subsidies are allowed for participants in the federal health insurance exchange. That’s because, as noted here, Gruber has provided the rationale for the statutory language that bars such subsidies. He thus undermines Team Obama’s argument that the statutory language can’t possibly mean what it says.

Now, we learn that Gruber, whose mouth apparently is as big as all outdoors, also served up words that pertain to the merits of the big 2012 Supreme Court decision upholding the individual mandate as a “tax.” During a panel discussion captured on video, Gruber explained that the individual mandate is not a tax, and was presented as one in order “to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes.” Team Obama deemed the deception critical because “if CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies.”

Gruber expanded on the theme of deception:
In terms of risk rated subsidies, if you had a law which said that healthy people are going to pay in – you made explicit healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed… Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.
Actually, the American voter wasn’t stupid about Obamacare. They never supported it, as public opinion polls showed. And twice, they put a licking on Democrats who voted Obamacare into law. 

It's amazing how clever these progressives think they are.

Veterans Day 2014


God please bless our veterans and our troops and keep them from harm from the enemies foreign and domestic who are forever plotting the demise of this great nation.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

George Orwell

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Retired US Marine stands guard at Canadian War Memorial


Retired Marine Stands Guard At Canadian War Memorial Amidst Threats On His Life

Retired Marine Major R. E. G. “Fox” Sinke, Jr., a highly decorated veteran who did tours in Vietnam, has been standing guard over Canada’s National War Memorial in honor of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, who was killed last month by a lone wolf terrorist while guarding the memorial.

Sinke, a Canadian-American dual citizen who lives in Canada, said “the murder of the young Cpl. Cirillo was so despicable and craven that I just couldn’t find it within myself to do nothing.” He arrived at the memorial at 6:30 a.m. Friday and stood guard by himself until the Canadian honor guard and eight Canadian police officers with fully automatic weapons joined him at 9 a.m.

The senior police officer was initially concerned about Sinke guarding the monument alone.

“He says, ‘God man, you got more balls than brains don’t you?’ ” Sinke said. “So I said, ‘Well actually, sir, I was kind of hoping that one of those scum-of-the-earth radicals would show up and take me on because, to tell you the truth, I have always dreamed of being able to confront an evil-doer and run him through with this damn sword.’ So he kind of liked that, you know.”

Sinke said he received at least two phone calls on Tuesday from people who screamed at him in Arabic and then hung up.

“The only words I recognized were ‘kill you,’ because I’ve heard them before,” he said.

When Sinke told police about the phone calls, he added, “I promise you this: If they come here, they’ll die here.”



The people of two nations salute you, sir.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

What's better than some cute Czech girls performing "Cotton Eyed Joe"?


Yeah, I know. The ladies are fetching, but the rendition leaves a bit to be desired and the instruments are electronic.

Well, how about a "Swedish techno/folk/bluegrass band"? 

OMG, where's the Holy Water and the crucifix?

Here's a more traditional version:

Fine fiddlin', but the vocals need a lot of work.

Now for vocals check out Amber Hayes (sorry only one size):


And for the traditionalists, nothing beats Bill Monroe:



Friday, September 19, 2014

Pabst is sold to the Russians

Pabst Is Sold to Russian Beverage Company

A Russian beverage company said on Thursday that it was acquiring the Pabst Brewing Company, which makes the Pabst Blue Ribbon beer popular with barflies and hipsters alike and other brands like Colt 45 and Old Milwaukee.
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The buyer is Oasis Beverages, a Russian brewer and beverages distributor. Backing Oasis is TSG Consumer Partners, an American private equity firm focused on consumer goods, which will take a minority stake.

“Pabst Blue Ribbon is the quintessential American brand – it represents individualism, egalitarianism and freedom of expression – all the things that make this country great,” Eugene Kashper, the chairman of Oasis Beverages, said in a statement. 


Thanks Eugene, but that was long ago

Thursday, September 11, 2014

2014: Never Forget and Never Forgive 9/11

Never Forget, Never Forgive 9/11
Click the picture for the Remember the Blood of Heroes slideshow which serves as a reminder of reality while the apologists and buffoons like the one in the White House seek to paper over what happened 13 years ago today.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Business opportunity: Open a "faith based" organization to house illegal aliens with taxpayer money

You too can pal around with Barky Obama and haul down serious taxpayer loot when you set up a "faith based" organization and hitch it to Obama's Wetback Welcome Wagon:
So that’s who President Obama calls “faith leaders“. But there’s a problem, none of them are religion based organizations. None of them have churches. None of them have congregations or parishioners’.

They are the heads of government funded non-profits. Remember ACORN? Same/Same.

They are taxpayer funded corporations who exist almost exclusively on government grants. Despite the words “Baptist” and “Catholic”, these are NOT religious “faith based” groups. The name Baptist and Catholic is only to give the appearance of “religion” and add a dose of “charity” to the appearances.

But you say, how much can I really make?

We recently stumbled upon Mr. Kevin Dinnin when we were looking around for the primary recipients’ of HHS Grants and we came upon the 2012 tax filings of BCFS, or more accurately BCFS EMD where Kevin Dinnin is the principal officer and CEO. Paid at an annual salary of $477,799+

This one group alone makes ACORN seem small ball in comparison.

Two days before this meeting with President Obama, on 7/7/14 Mr. Dinnin was given a grant from Health and Human Services in the amount of $190,707,505.


Yes, that is over $190 million dollars just before he met with the President. In 2014 alone BCFS has received almost $270 million.

Pretty good, eh?  And with Obama bringing in as many illegal aliens as he can, the sky is the limit!
But the most staggering figure is what HHS has spent on Unaccompanied Minor Children (under grant code 93676) since the President’s 2012 Deferred action program began: $644,188,522.00
Much more spadework at The Last Refuge including this beauty: The Business End of Illegal Immigration – The Curious Case of Clint Texas, and The Abraham Lincoln Transitional Lodge….

There's a reason it's called the Turd World

Border agents cleared of civil rights complaints from illegal immigrant children

Internal investigators have already dismissed most complaints of civil rights violations against federal agents handling the surge of illegal immigrant children on the border, the Homeland Security Department inspector general said in a new report Thursday that details near-heroic efforts agents and officers are making.

In its first report since the surge, the inspector general said agents have contracted everything from scabies and lice to chickenpox, including bringing the disease home to their own children, as they care for the unaccompanied minors. Investigators also said they saw instances of agents and officers spending their own money to buy toys, clothing and food for children and families.

Of course, the complaints weren't actually from the "children" but from the usual suspects, the "American Civil Liberties Union and other immigrant rights advocates".

They found no evidence of misconduct, and none of the children they randomly interviewed reported problems, the inspector general said.
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The inspector general also found difficult conditions dealing with a population not necessarily used to first-world comforts.

The investigators said some illegal immigrants’ “unfamiliarity with bathroom facilities resulted in unsanitary conditions and exposure to human waste” in some of the facilities.

I hope Barky Obama bought enough shovels with citizens' money for mucking out.