Sunday, June 12, 2011

Congressmen should wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers so we could identify their corporate sponsors.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Girl Scouts in Violation of City Code

The city of Hazelwood, Missouri recently enforced its Home Occupancy Code, which states that city residents cannot sell products from home. This "enforcement" was brought against two Girl Scouts selling Girl Scout Cookies in the front yard. This followed an anonymous complaint that dogs were barking because of the girls’ sales of cookies. I guess no one in the city had the balls to say to the complainant, "Get a life, asshole, and don’t call back unless you leave your name!"

Here’s a good opportunity for a young hotshot lawyer to step up and take on the City of Hazelwood. Has anyone in Hazelwood ever sold a car from his or her driveway? Oops, Code Violation. Anyone ever have a yard or garage sale? Code Violation. Are there any Amway or Avon Distributors in Hazelwood? Oooh, don’t get me started! Are you selling on eBay? VIOLATION! You get the point.

Basketball Goal "Too Close to Road" in Cul-de-sac

In Wilmington, Delaware, several residents were sent letters last year warning them that the state's "Clear Zone" law prohibits trees and other objects from being within seven feet of the pavement's edge in a residential subdivision.
On Friday, March 25th, 2011, transportation workers and state police came to John and Melissa McCafferty’s neighborhood to remove several basketball goals that officials said were too close to the roadway. Using a front-end loader, they yanked the poles out of the ground and put them in a dump truck to be hauled away.

See the video here:

Read the full story here:

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) End-of-Life Issues

The manufacturer’s rep says, "When these things start to go, you’ll have a burning electrical smell, you’ll see smoke, the plastic housing will start to melt and... Oh, yeah... you may have a blow-torch-like flame shooting from the base. How many of these babies do ya want?"

If you were buying fireworks, you might get a case or two, they sound pretty exciting, but we are talking about light bulbs, people!

Can you believe that so-called professionals are
telling us this is a normal occurrence?

Are you doubtful? Read on:

From Toronto’s BlogTO website, March 22, 2007 --
"According to Stuart Hickox of One Change/Project Porchlight (an organization giving free CFL bulbs out in Ottawa, Thunder Bay and Yellowknife), '(CFL) Bulbs burn out when the ballast overheats and an electronic component, the Voltage Dependent Resister (VDR), opens up like a fuse in your home's fuse box, shutting off the circuit and generating heat and possibly a small amount of smoke. This might sound dangerous, but the VDR is a cut-off switch that prevents any hazards. The melted plastic you're seeing where the glass coil connects to the ballast is simply a sign that the heat is escaping as intended in the design of the bulb.'

"So, the burny smell coming from your CFL bulb when it dies is normal, as is the melting/overheating. Your house will not explode if you use these lights.

"Ontario's Electrical Safety Authority will be releasing a warning later this week, notifying the public of the normal, yet understandably alarming, CFL bulb expiration process."

From no less an authority than Underwriter’s Laboratories website --
"With CFLs, everything consumers know about a bulb burning out changes. John Drengenberg, consumer affairs manager, Underwriters Laboratories (UL): '...the burn out of a CFL is different. The light dims over time and might produce a more dramatic pop, emit a distinct odor, and maybe even release some smoke ...the plastic at the base of a CFL can turn black, but ... this is also normal in most cases, as safety standards require the use of special flame retardant plastics in the base that do not burn or drop particles. Any popping sounds or smoke that a consumer might see when a CFLs burns out means that the bulb's end-of-life mechanism worked as it should have.'"

I guess I'm just too dumb and unsophisticated to recognize a fire hazard when I see it. What do you think?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Alan Simpson: “We had the greatest generation ... I think this is the greediest generation.”

You can bet Alan Simpson has never had try to get by on a meager budget.

It's amazing that these government whores think they're somehow better than the average American who knows not to spend more than his or her income. But they can do it to the tune of billions and trillions of dollars!

Speaking of trillions of dollars ... imagine a football field (including the end zones) completely covered by eight foot high stacks of one-hundred dollar bills. That's a trillion dollars!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Enough of the Trashing of America and Americans!

Here's another wonderfully condescending quote by Sarah Seltzer in her column, 16 of the Dumbest Things Americans Believe -- And the Right-Wing Lies Behind Them, as published in AlterNet:

“Americans are often misinformed, occasionally downright dumb, and easily misled by juicy-sounding rumors.” 

See Sarah's full column here:

More America and American Trashing:

David Graham of Newsweek  writes an article entitled “America the Ignorant”.

Bill Maher describes Americans as “stupid” every chance he gets.

Patricia Cohen in the New York Times: “Dumb and Dumber: Are Americans Hostile to Knowledge?

Now, I don't know these people personally. I've never had a one-on-one argument with any of them, so I have not had the interaction necessary to make a personal assessment of their intelligence, or lack thereof. But they are willing to judge an entire country's populace as ignorant, stupid and dumb, based apparently on a difference of opinions. 

In other words, some of us don't want the left-leaning socio-political factions to control the rest of us. Funny thing is, most Americans value the freedom and independence that gives opportunities to all honest and honorable people.

So if the choice being offered is simple-minded freedom or intellectual slavery, don't be surprised when most people choose freedom.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tea Bagging – what it means

The following is an adult article, containing sexually explicit terminology. Children should not be exposed to its content.

I’m really getting tired of, and angry at, hearing the phrase "tea baggers" in reference to people who are involved in the Tea Party movement. People who know what it refers to, and use it intentionally, should be ashamed. For those who don’t know what it means … I’m going to explain it.

Tea bagging refers to a sexual act in which a male places his scrotum (ball sac, nuts, cods, family jewels, gonads, etc.) into the mouth of his sexual partner. Wikipedia has further explanation with a graphic representation of the act. See it here:

So when writers, broadcasters and bloggers call those in the Tea Party movement "tea baggers", they are calling a large group of people "scrotum suckers". Real classy, huh?

So if you’ve been using the term just because you’ve heard it repeated so often, and it seems the trendy thing to say, maybe you should rethink it. To continue using it after you know its meaning is to admit that you are a spiteful, sophomoric boor who should receive neither credibility nor respect.