January 30, 2012

The Hypocrite-in-Chief

Paul Ryan (R/WI), House Budget Committee member, has the right idea:

"We are not getting the kind of leadership we need from the outside. At the time when America needs it the most, we have a debt crisis on our horizon. The Senate hasn't budgeted for 1,005 days now. The president is not even proposing to tackle this fiscal crisis.

"So, what we need is a new president and a new Senate, and we need to give the country a very specific plan, a set of ideas of how we're going to solve these problems and let the country choose in November what they want America to become."
 Fox News politics: Obama no longer calling Bush increases unpatriotic

Perhaps Barack Hussein Obama should take some time off from 1) taking vacations, 2) the campaign tour, 3) whatever else the hell he does besides the job he was elected to do.

O, but wait ... then he'd be in Washington, spending and borrowing and spending. Never mind.

In Case You Were Wondering

  Congress Logs Most FUTILE Legislative Year on Record

Congress accomplished less in 2011 than ANY other year in history.

NO Surprise here:

Spokesmen for Senate Majority Leader Harry ('Dingy') Reid, Nevada Democrat, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, did not respond to questions about the lack of action.

So what DID they do?
Of the bills the 112th Congress did pass, the majority were housekeeping measures, such as naming post office buildings or extending existing laws. 

And don't forget the spending, the disgusting, monumental Spending!


It's About Time!

Kudos to U.S. Rep Allen West (R/FL) for having the doodads to say this when referencing liberal leaders (Obummer, Pelsoi, Reid, etal) at the Palm Beach County Republican Party Lincoln Day dinner :  
"Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America."
Go ruin somebody else's country.
And take the damn Occupy Whatever idiots with you!

January 18, 2012

Save Snoopy !

A Deltona judge will decide on January 25th if Snoopy will be euthanized.

His offense?

Defending himself from an unprovoked attack by another dog.

Snoopy, a pitbull mix, was being walked by his owner. Snoopy was on a leash.
The other dog, also on a leash -which the owner was NOT holding- ran across the street and began growling, barking and biting at both Snoopy and his owner.

Snoopy bit back in defense.
Now, Snoopy was supposed to be wearing a muzzle because he was labeled a "dangerous dog" for an attack on a different dog and owner in 2007.

UPDATE: My information was from a news article on the web. I have been contacted by a reader who wrote the following: 
 Please CORRECT the misinformation in your article wherein you state that the 2007 incident was "an attack on a different dog and owner in 2007." The 2007 incident was a tussle between two dogs in the same household - two "siblings" arguing - the guardian of both these dogs is Snoopy's guardian. The other dog was Oscar, Snoopy's "brother" and it was a family argument. Oscar and Snoopy went on to live happily and safely together for years after this disagreement, until Oscar died of natural causes. Please CORRECT the misinformation in your article immediately.
Now why Snoopy would have been labeled "dangerous" and sentenced to wear a muzzle for this incident, I do not know. 


But, Snoopy did not start this and it wasn't his fault he wasn't wearing a muzzle.
“How do you put a dog down because he didn't have a muzzle on? That should be me. That's my fault. Not his fault. Fine me,” said Bob Johnson, Snoopy's owner.

I don't much like pit bulls.
But I don't believe that Snoopy should die.
And neither do the folks who have signed the on-line petition.

January 02, 2012

2012 Year of the Dragon

The Dragon
The Dragon is a creature of myth and legend. A symbol of good fortune and sign of intense power, the Oriental Dragon is regarded as a divine beast - the reverse of the malicious monster that Westerners felt necessary to find and slay. In Eastern philosophy, the Dragon is said to be a deliverer of good fortune and a master of authority. Therefore, those people born in Dragon years are to be honored and respected. 

Fifth in the cycle, Dragon Years follow the Rabbit and recur every twelfth year. The Chinese New Year does not fall on a specific date, so it is essential to check the calendar to find the exact date on which each Dragon Year actually begins  ( February 4th )

The Sign of the Dragon

  Dragons are the free spirits of the Zodiac. Conformation is a Dragon's curse. Rules and regulations are made for other people. Restrictions blow out the creative spark that is ready to flame into life. Dragons must be free and uninhibited. The Dragon is a beautiful creature, colorful and flamboyant. An extroverted bundle of energy, gifted and utterly irrepressible, everything Dragons do is on a grand scale - big ideas, ornate gestures, extreme ambitions. However, this behavior is natural and isn't meant for show. Because they are confident, fearless in the face of challenge, they are almost inevitably successful. Dragons usually make it to the top. However, Dragon people be aware of their natures. Too much enthusiasm can leave them tired and unfulfilled. Even though they are willing to aid when necessary, their pride can often impede them from accepting the same kind of help from others. Dragons' generous personalities give them the ability to attract friends, but they can be rather solitary people at heart. A Dragon's self-sufficiency can mean that he or she has no need for close bonds with other people.

Characteristics:  Innovative, Enterprising, Flexible, Self-assured, Brave, Passionate, Conceited, Tactless, Scrutinizing, Unanticipated, Quick-tempered
The characteristics of the Dragon Sign are tempered by one of the five Chinese elements of Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth overlaying a 5-year cycle of characteristics on the original 12-year cycle.


Water has a calming effect on the Dragon's fearless temperament. Water allows the Dragon to re-direct its enthusiasm, and makes him more perceptive of others. These Dragons are better equipped to take a step back to re-evaluate a situation because they understand the art of patience and do not desire the spotlight like other Dragons. Therefore, they make smart decisions and are able to see eye-to-eye with other people. However, their actions can go wrong if they do not research or if they do not finish one project before starting another.

Likes and Dislikes

Color Preference: Greenish-Blue
Gems and Stones: Opal, Sapphire, Amber
Suitable Gifts: Tarot cards, camera, a copy of the I Ching, mirror, a family crest, mobile phone
Hobbies and Pastimes: Computer programming, public speaking, fossil hunting, astrology
Dragons Dislike: Taking orders, unnecessary bureaucracy, discounted ideas, people who don't give 100%

Friends and Enemies

Dragons are usually popular people, but because of their personalities, they seem to gather as much criticism as they do esteem. Due to their tumultuous temperaments, Dragons are not the most sensitive friends to those in need of a shoulder to cry on. Those who truly know the Dragon know he is a loving soul who will become your best ally in times of need. Once the dynamic Dragon has given his friendship, he will not let his friends down and will never falter in his allegiance to his companions. To a Dragon, a friend is a friend for a lifetime. Incredibly honest, Dragons are known for sincerity and are trusting souls. Because of this honesty, Dragons don't realize others may not demonstrate or uphold the same codes of ethics. Making the discovery that they placed their trust in someone who is dishonest makes the Dragon person quite sad, yet much more perceptive for future encounters.

Best Friends: Rats and Monkeys
Mortal Enemy: Dogs

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