Sunday, January 25, 2009

Whoring the Bloggers 

I received an interesting email tonight, which promised me -- ooh, cash payment -- if I would review -- favorably, presumably -- some commercial service website which I've never heard of and which has nothing to do with the subject matter of this blog.

I politely informed them that they could remove me from their mailing list and, if they wanted to find people who would disguise advertising as editorial content, they should try the whores of the mainstream media.

So... I'm offering an anti-review, or at least a warning to other bloggers. If you receive an email from http://www.seoblogreviews.com, politely tell them to fuck off. We've seen what this kind of crap did to destroy the credibility of the mainstream media. We don't need it happening here. (That was not the site I was asked to review -- they don't deserve a mention. But they are the company handling the review placement. Be warned.)

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Sixty years from now, when grandparents are telling their grandchildren stories of significant moments in their lives, this will be number one on their list, akin to tales of where were you when JFK was shot, where were you when man landed on the moon, where were you when history changed?

January 20th, 2009. The day America turned back from the brink, the day we traded hope for fear. The day a man who redefines the term Presidential takes the office, the day a fool is sent back to Texas. The day that eight years of nightmares end, the day that eight years or more of hope begin. The day a man who was neither old nor white took office, the day the rest of us felt, for the first time, that we also held the reigns of power. The day America changed -- or changed back... the day, after so long, that we were reminded of the original dream, reminded that this is a Republic of the People, of all People, each of us equal, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or circumstance of birth.

Mr. President Barack Obama crossed into history at noon eastern standard time on January 20, 2009 -- he became president as an Asian, two Jews, and a Black Man performed a musical piece arranged by one of Hollywood's Elites. A few minutes later, as he gave his inaugural address, he proved himself yet again worthy of the job. President Obama is, if nothing else, an inspiring orator, a speaker who can get all of us to follow him to the ends of the Earth. He is FDR incarnate... Lincoln, FDR, MLK and JFK. Some comentators have called this administration Black Camelot, but that is an injustice. This administration is Camelot II -- not black, not white, not brown, not yellow -- but all colors, all people, all beliefs. For the first time, in a long, long time, this Administration is Inclusive. Are you American? Then you are us. Are you willing to help this country become what it can be? Then you are us. Are you once again, for the first time in a long time, proud of your country, proud of your leader, proud to say "Yes, I am an American?"

Then you are us, and he is us and we are one and Yes We Can. America was born with the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. America was reborn with the inauguration of an exceptional president on January 20, 2009.

Welcome to the 21st Century, for this is its true beginning. We can do anything, now that we have done this thing. We have moved forward much farther than we ever thought we could. We watched today as the ex-Presidents -- four old white men -- handed off power to a young, vital, energizing black man. If we have faith, and trust, and, above all, Hope -- Hope and Virtue -- this president can take us to the promised land, over the mountain and to that great shining valley that America was always meant to be.

Today, Hope was reborn in the American Soul. Hope with responsibility, to be sure... but, again at last, we have a leader who can inspire hope in us, inspire us to take responsibility, inspire us to the greatness that the Founding Fathers hoped for so long ago; inspire us to the greatness that is the very definition of The United States of America.

Yes, once again, for the first time in eight years, "United" is part of the name of this country. We have found our white knight, and he is a black man worth following anywhere.

Today, history was made, and if you were a part of it, you are lucky. We are all lucky. The American Eagle has proved herself a Phoenix, and we will arise from the ashes of the last eight years. E Pluribus Unum.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ahnuld -- Go... 

I'm reminded of a time when Gray Davis was recalled because electricity prices got too high. Never mind that California was in budget. Republican ass-hats sold Californians on the idea of recall, and we wound up with a third rate actor in office.

And... net result? Der Governator has fucked this state to the Nth degree, to the point that we're all going to get IOUs instead of tax refunds next month. His solution? Tax the shit out of us.

Well... enough. The state wants to give me an IOU on my refund? Fine. They're going to get an IOU when I file my taxes. But, more importantly, it's time to dump the motherfuckers already. Ahrnold screwed the pooch. If we could dump Gray Davis because DWP bills went up, then we should be able to dump the Governator for this little fiasco.

Time, once again, for a recall. What? The state can't pay for it? Yes, we can -- if we pull the salaries of every state employee, apply them to the recall and new election. California is the fifth largest economy in the world, far above many countries. We wouldn't be broke without major mismanagement. We know who mismanaged us.

It is time for Arnold to go. It is time for every elected official in this state to go. It is time for taxing authority to be returned to the people, and not the state. Time for budget reform.

Here's my modest proposal. Every standing official in California is kicked out of office, to be replaced in a general election. All new taxes, fees or fines can only be passed by a two thirds vote of the people. And the budget works like this: all government entities get X amount of budget starting in fiscal 2010. If they're below that amount in 2011, it's added to their budget. If they're above it, it's deducted. In other words, Entity A gets a 10 billion dollar budget for 2009-2010. In 2010, if they've spent 9 Billion, their budget for 2011 is 10 Billion plus the difference of 1 billion, so 11 billion. However, if they've spent 11 billion, their budget for 2011 is 10 Billion minus 1 billion, or 9 billion.

It makes it simple. Entities that can stay below budget get more money. Those that can't gradually price themselves out of existence. And no elected official has any control over budgeting, period.

And, for all Californians who owe taxes -- send those fuckers an IOU. "I'll pay you when I have the money, thank you very much."

And Recall Arnold Now. He's obviously fucked us over twenty times from Tuesday, and deserves to have us go all Sarah Connor on his sorry ass. Terminate the Terminator. Period.

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bye-Bye, Asshole 

Apparently, W gave some farewell speech today which included the phrase "There can be little doubt about the results..."

Well, I can agree on that one. You shat on the country and the Constitution and left things totally fucked up. Four and a half more days is too long for you to remain in office. Please exit Washington DC, and don't let the doorknob hit you in the ass. Fuck on off back to Texas, and never darken our door again.

And, if there is any justice in the world, you, Limp Dick Cheney and everyone who ever served in your Administration will be brought to trial for war crimes, found guilty, and follow in Saddam's footsteps.

Your farewell speech should have been an apology. The only good thing you did was to make Nixon and Reagan look positively Presidential in retrospect. Hell, for that matter, you made Hitler and Stalin look like nice guys.

No mean feat, that. Now fuck off and go away. Our long national nightmare is almost over, but your reputation as a useless waste of flesh -- and quite likely the adoption of your name as a verb meaning "utter failure" -- will affect our culture for the next five hundred years.

W -- you're a dick. A failure. The worst thing to happen to the world since the Black Plague. You will not be missed, and you cannot justify what you did. You nearly wrecked America single-handedly. Your only legacy will be this: You screwed the pooch so badly that you gave us a President who will one day be as revered as JFK, FDR, Lincoln and Washington combined just for showing up for the job.

Hey -- when Laura divorces your ass in six months, do us a favor. Keep the drinking in private. We'd rather not be reminded of your failure when you show up shit-ass drunk in a mall in Dallas, challenging some lawyer to a fist fight. Ulysees S. Grant already covered that. He got at least a tomb named after him. You couldn't even manage a sewage treatment plant. That would be an insult to shit, after all.

You couldn't even manage... anything. Worst. President. Ever. Exit, stage right.

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Change You Can Believe In 

Okay -- three Democrats who have to go. Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Diane Feinstein.

Harry Reid because he doesn't have the balls to understand this simple fact: The Democrats are in charge. There is no reason at all to give in to any Republican demand whatsoever.

Nancy Pelosi because she took impeachment off of the table, and has acted like a spineless little Republican shill ever since. Hint, Nancy: there's a reason that W will be leaving office as the least popular president ever. You hitched your star to the wrong coat-tails. If you had half the balls of Newt Gingrich, you would have hauled W's ass up a Mussolini flag pole right after the midterm elections last. You didn't, and so the voters who put President Obama in office have less than no use for you.

Diane Feinstein because she is an opportunistic bitch, and because she had the nerve to be pissed off by President-Elect Obama's choice for head of the CIA. You know what, you grandstanding whore? President-Elect Outranks You. When he makes a decision, you shut up and like it. Especially if he's from your party. And espeically when you've proven yourself to be a person of absolutely no principals during your tenure in the Senate. Don't think for a minute that there aren't hundreds of thousands of Californians who resent you because you made your career no the Assassiniation of Harvey Milk but have stabbed the gay community in the back at every turn. You might want to take a look at Barbara Boxer's record to figure out how to do it right.

As for what Obama has been doing in his transition? Right on. He hasn't made one mistake yet -- except to prove himself smarter than a party of fools that elected him.

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