Thursday, March 31, 2011

Commies Always Ride for Free

By Stephen Guy Hardin

March 30, 2011
Seeing all of these Commies, Marxists, Union thugs and other nefarious Democrats getting bused into Madison, Wisconsin to march for teacher’s collective bargaining rights, reminds me of the 1976 movie, The Big Bus, a really horrific piece of crap starring Joseph Bologna and Stockard Channing.  Watching all of those unwashed Lefties getting plied out of their trash strewn buses, like over ripe sardines from a dented can, waving their dog eared copies of Das Kapital and chanting their Michael Moore penned slogans is more than a little humorous
This merry, smelly band of Progressive fellow travelers are gradually becoming road weary travelers, as they roll from state to state, barricade to barricade chanting their nonsensical drivel as if it were the latest track from yet another John Mellencamp comeback album.
As the caravan of buses tour the debt ridden states of the Midwest demanding social justice, while cashing their per diem checks from George Soros, the public specter of Commies marching for the rights of the poor, disadvantageous government workers of the SEIU is rapidly wearing thin on a public that is learning the realities of the lie that is the American Left.  The slowly dawning reality of a system bankrupted by unearned entitlements and the slight of hand thievery of  special interest groups, who have turned the pockets of the taxpayer inside out, has provided more public political illumination than the past twenty years of talk radio.
Though the National Educators Association doesn’t mind squandering the retirement funds of their working class teachers on the room and board for these ravenous hordes of Democrat protest junkies, the public charade is begin burned through by the light of day.  The time is approaching when even the deep pockets of Soros and his various and sundry front groups will grow weary of the Commies Comedy Road Show.  Then it will only be for the strong hearted and soft headed true believers to carry on their unholy crusade to turn America into a workers paradise.
But, as with all well funded protesters everywhere, even though the money train of public funding, misappropriated union dues and the ill gotten envelopes of cash from guilt ridden, billionaire megalomaniacs may run dry, the cadre of the ultra Left will always take care of their own.  To paraphrase that heroic, unwashed, drug addled hippie from decades gone by, Jack Kerouac, commies always ride for free.

Monday, March 21, 2011

I diet and diet and change my eating habits, but I still can't get below 211 !

Friday, March 18, 2011

Field Poll: Quality of life plunges in California

Californians are bummed out.

The Golden State's residents rated their quality of life at its lowest mark in almost 20 years, citing the economic downturn and stagnant personal finances, according to a joint UC Berkeley and Field Poll.
"Residents are reconsidering the image of the Golden State and showing more ambivalence toward it," said Jack Citrin, a Berkeley political science professor who co-wrote the report. "The changes going on - socially, culturally, economic - have made people here less Pollyannaish about the reality of life here."
The poll, based on a telephone survey of 898 registered voters in February, showed that only 39 percent considered the state "one of the best places to live," compared with the glory days of 1985, when 78 percent gave the state the highest rating.
Californians' self-assessment has gradually declined since then, with occasional spurts of optimism, until the appraisal rock-bottomed in 1992 at the tail end of a national recession.
Jon Christensen, the executive director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University, said while the poll reflected personal financial woes. Californians are also bothered by a dysfunctional state government mired in a budget crisis.
"The state's dysfunction as a whole feeds into this worry that this is far from one of the best places to live," Christensen said. "One would think that a criterion for someone to say, 'This is one of the best places to live,' is that it's well governed."
At risk is the concept of California - land of world-class universities, beautiful open landscapes, perpetual job growth, and opportunities for immigrants, Christensen said.
"I say this in a positive way: When the myth of California gets questioned, when all of those things become disconnected, people begin to consider the reality," he said. "This is a wake-up call to fix all of those things."
The report also asked residents whether immigration had an impact on their quality of life.

Immigration's impact

Most voters - 47 percent - said immigration had no real impact.
Yet of those who said immigration had changed California, 39 percent said it lowered their quality of life, while 10 percent said immigration made life here better.
Brian Peterson, 45, a landscape gardener in Yreka (Siskiyou County), said that if he had been polled, he would have answered Option B, "California is a nice but not outstanding place to live."
In the past 20 years, Peterson said his community near the Oregon border has lost jobs in the timber and mining industries because of more stringent state regulations and pressure from environmentalists.
"The location is excellent," Peterson said. "I love my local community. But the state politics suck. It comes from either Sacramento or Washington, D.C., and they don't know what's best for us up here."
Peterson said illegal immigration - as opposed to legal immigration - has negatively impacted the state's quality of life. That's part of the reason he's the unofficial spokesman for the State of Jefferson, a group of secessionists who would like to see Northern California counties create their own state.
"Our county is rural, poor, but big," Peterson said. "If we could make decisions on our local laws and business rules that work for us - then our quality of life would increase."

Surfer remains pleased

Hundreds of miles away at San Francisco's Ocean Beach, surfer Mark Massara, a lifelong Californian, said he would have voted that California is still among the best places to live.
Massara, who's a general counsel attorney for O'Neill Wetsuits, said the downed economy, ironically, had a positive impact on the shorelines. "The worse the economy is, the better off the coast is because people don't have as much money to think up dumb development ideas," he said.
Massara said the growth of California during his lifetime has presented challenges, but in his experience, it's all been relative.
"There's more people now, more congestion, development, more everything," he said. "There's a lot of things that you could allow to reduce your so-called quality of life. The flip side is, the older you get, you tend to appreciate what's left. I can be at any beach in California, no matter how crowded or polluted, and still be stoked."

Friday, March 11, 2011

Are you willing to rally to the battle cry of freedom or are you content in your submission to the state?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I understand the ash on the forehead for Ash Wednesday, but what happened to the sack cloth...? Has the peer pressure of the modern work culture eroded the will of the true belivers to presnt the face of their faith to the world ?
Separate relationships equate to political alliances....

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

'The Harlem Hustler'

March 2, 2011.

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY): "Collective bargaining is something that is so close to slavery in terms of abolishing it."

Ya gotta love old Charlie. Really, I just want to get him in a big bear hug and squeeze until all of that old man gel crap he puts in his hair oozes out of his pores. 

Watching the video of this civil rights charlatan lecture a room full of Progressive polliwogs about political right and wrong is hilarious. The only thing Charlie should be lecturing on is how you can cheat on your taxes, break campaign laws and only get censured by your fellow Congressional Democrat whores.  It's just so typical of these Sixties civil rights dinosaurs to start talking about slavery whenever someone threatens to cut them off from the free money pig trough.  The only bargaining rights Charlie cares about is his right to screw... I mean collectively bargain, the taxpayer out of more money. 

Collectively bargain, indeed.

If Hollywood ever does a remake of 'The Husler', I could see Charlie Rangel in the part Jackie Gleason made immortal. Only this time out they would have to update his image with a name change. Something befitting his true temperment. Instead of  Minnesota Fats, Charlie could be called 'Jamaica Plains Slim' or maybe 'Sunny Isles Slyvester', but perhaps the most appropriate name would be 'The Harlem Hustler.'