Monday, June 29, 2009

How to Catch Wild Pigs

This comes to me by way of an old friend...Thanks Jeannine.

A chemistry professor in a large college overheard a discussion between several students about the benefits of the government takeover of industry, healthcare, the banking system, and other areas that used to be free market. The students were primarily for the government taking over the systems saying that the free market only took advantage of the citizenry, and they needed protection. One particular student stood firm and rallied against government intervention.

Just when it looked like that student would lose hope and go back to his experiment, the chemistry professor, who was originally from Poland and lived there during WWII as well as the Iron Curtain spoke up.

"Do you know how to catch wild pigs?", he asked. The students thought it was a joke, and waited for the punchline. "No, really, do you know how to catch wild pigs?", he asked again.

The students looked at each other with a quizzical look and all shook their heads no.

"You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are use to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get use to the
fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get use to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs, who are used to the free corn, start to come t hr ough the gate to eat, you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd."

"Suddenly, the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity."

The the professor then told the students that is exactly what he sees happening to America . The government keeps pushing us toward socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc.. While we continually lose our freedoms -- just a little at a time.

One should always remember: There is no such thing as a free lunch!

Also, a politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Free Iran? Only if we're lucky

The Obamessiah and his ilk have said that they don't want to get involved in the Iranian 'situation' because it would complicate our relationship with Iran whomever ends up leading the country in the end. 

That's a fantastic method of change and leadership.  Thanks guys, glad to know that being a pussy is what it takes to be 'respected' on the world stage.  Personally, I'd rather be hated and take a principled stand against oppression and support those who are protesting the staged elections.  But, that's me. 

For those of you who have actually been following this stuff, here's an interesting pic, obviously in reference to the young Iranian woman who was merely standing at the sidelines of a protest and was shot and killed.  Meanwhile, Obama takes the girls for ice cream and gets massive air time.  Not sure who put it together, but I'm a fan:

And here's a link to a page the video of the woman(* It is not for the faint of heart)

And finally, here's a link to the hard-hitting journalism that the mainstream media is covering.  Man, I'm so glad that they're out there making sure the information is being reported.  I wouldn't have known what to do had I not known that Sasha Obama doesn't like whipped cream.

Below is the video of the shooting (or rather, the bleeding and dying).  I warn you again, it is NOT for the squeamish:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bumper sticker humor

Sometimes someone says things in a way that is so succinct, precise, and on the money that it just works for me.  My friend John, whom I have known since about 3rd or 4th grade recently shared a couple with me and I had to share them with you:

"White, straight, (gun-owning...I added that one)Republican Male.  How else can I piss you off today?"

"Republicans:  We work hard, so you don't have to".

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Open letter to ABC

Dear Biased Scumbags,
To spend an couple hours a day during your newscasts fellating the latest Obama proposal and all those who worship the ground he walks upon is one thing.  But to spend an entire day on your knees in front of The Chosen One and his minions of evil boggles the mind.  I can't even see MSNBC proposing something requiring that much chapstick.  Make sure Charlie Gibson packs his industrial strength kneepads so as to not need to participate in the Obama healthcare plan for a knee replacement.
For you to not even allow honest debate to occur during this critical time in the development of a health care strategy for our nation is reminiscent of Soviet-style politics:  It's a free election, but only one candidate.  I suppose that being wed to Disney, you're getting used to the dictatorial-style of leadership, what with Disney's iron-fisted rule of their talent, so this probably seems normal to you.  What's amusing is that ESPN (another one of your Disney bretheren) actually got rid of that idiot Olberman for being precisely the arrogant dick that would pull such a stunt, and yet, here you are, doing it.

Well, welcome to the blocked setting on my remote control.  I'll miss Lost and Grey's Anatomy, and to a lesser extent Desperate Housewives (any chance to see Terri Hatcher in a towel, I'm there), but my principles are firm....principles, you remember those right?  No?  Look it up in Wikipedia.

Anyway, enjoy the fellatio-fest, I'll send a box of chapstick to your news office to help with condition following your "special" event.

Regards,

Big Johnson

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Ok, maybe I was a little harsh, but here's a version that you can probably send and not feel the crushing sensation that you're being as big a dick as me:

This entire program is a joke.  For ABC to spend a day worshiping the ground that the Obama administration walks upon is a disgrace to a once-proud news organization. 
As for Government run health care, take one visit to a VA and talk to the veterans whose lives depend on the shoddy care that is provided and see how well the government does with the small amount of health care they already screw up.  Look at Medicaid and tell me that the government can do better than private insurance. 

Just because the Obama administration THINKS they're the smartest people in the room, doesn't make it so. 

Thank you for being complicit in turning the United States of American into the United Socialist States of America.  I love Lost and Grey's Anatomy, but will no longer be watching them out of protest of your ridiculous bias in this issue.  To not even allow an alternative viewpoint to be presented is offensive and fascist and I will not support a network that works in that manner. 

Disgraceful.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

More video love

As those of you who have read this blog for a while can tell, I've been too busy to really put together one of my typical rants.  But the nice thing is that the media has been so generous to provide plenty of fodder for me to throw out in video format to pretty much make my case for me without my having to spend the hour or so it takes me to compose and research some of my work.

pMSNBC's Contessa Brewer must have missed her Pamprin prior to this interview with John Ziegler, the creator of the movie, Media Malpractice, which is available at Howobamagotelected.com.  What I really like is that he laughs and smiles throughout the entire interview, pointing out pMSNBC's bias and history and she gets get more and more angry.
She asks a question and blatantly ignores the answer as well as any common sense as to her question.  Why did Sarah Palin get upset at David Letterman's joke about her 14 year old daughter getting knocked up by A-Roid (no, I did NOT misspell his nickname) at Yankee Stadium?  Really?  Does that question even make sense?  See the stupidity for yourself:


Then, Elmer Fudd...uh..I mean, Barney Fwank goes on CNBC to discuss his proposal to limit ALL executive compensation and gets bitchy when questioned and throws up the typical "well, something is better than the nothing you want to do" argument that liberals love to use.  Perhaps Barney missed his Pamprin as well:


Finally, a bit of a palate cleanser.  For Matthew.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Job losses with stimulus

Interesting note:  Obama's so-called experts predicted that if we didn't pass the stimulus that unemployment would exceed 8%.  He also said that they were going to "create or save" 3 million jobs over the next 2 years.  Seems Mr. Teleprompter and his band of merry men would have been better off leaving the economy the hell alone.

The unemployment rate was announced for last month at 9.3% and job losses from last month were actually increased.  Yet the number of jobs supposedly SAVED by "The Porkulus" kept this number from increasing even more, according to these experts.

So, let's see if I understand this:  These idiots were wrong in the first place, yet they want us to continue to believe them because they say that this huge amount of money that the federal government has saved an imaginary number of jobs that they pulled out of their asses, just to make us think that they know what they're doing.  Despite the fact that the unemployment rate has gone past the number they predicted WITHOUT the stimulus, with it. 

Golly gee Obamessiah, whatever will you do to help us next?

Tell you what, if this is what the liberals who think that the government is the be-all and end-all for the economy think is helping, please don't help me.  I'll get by on my own.  And I'd think that the newly unemployed whose jobs were supposed to be "saved" would probably begin to agree now.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Media blows Obama...again....

If there's anyone out there that doesn't actually believe that the media is 100% in the tank for Obama, please, educate me as to what drugs you're taking in order to live in such a fantasy world.  I may need those very same drugs to keep from throttling idiots over the next 3.5 years.  At least now, they've given up their charade of attempting to appear non-biased and are now telling us what they really think:

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Just a few videos

First, the slimy, fat-ass, scumbag John Murtha, protesting a wee bit too much about a probing question:



Then, the new appointee to the Supreme Court, who apparently cannot speak for herself is told not to answer any questions, when asked about Newt Gingrich's comments about racism being retracted.  Nice to know she's so well spoken:


And finally, Senator Slimy Reid, who has to approve of the aforementioned Supreme Court nominee, apparently will let Obama do all his thinking for him, since he's going to face a huge re-election challenge.  Nope, he's too busy attending fundraisers to actually read anything that Judge Sotomayor has written.  Nice....

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

GM = Government Motors

I worked for GM back quite a while ago as a contractor.  Even during that time, when they had cut back considerably on their perks and the like, they were affectionately referred to as "Generous Mothers" because of their ability to give out some of the best employee benefits in the world.  And when you worked for GM, you were taken care of, no matter whether you were the lowest man on the totem pole, or the CEO, you knew that saying you worked for GM would carry some weight when negotiating something.
During the time I worked for them, the economy slowed and they cut a large number of their contractors, but never any employees.  I was lucky enough to be one of those contractors and it started a process in my life that led me to where I am now.  I say lucky because I am in an industry where I will rarely have to worry about job security (IT Security...there will ALWAYS be bad guys to fight) largely thanks to the self-introspection caused by their cuts and my ensuing unemployment.  Even when I was cut, I felt a certain loyalty to them as they were always good to me and treated me like an equal, despite being a contractor.
I don't know how many of my old friends still work there, but the latest developments around a formerly great US company really are depressing.  To see them come to the government, hat-in-hand, is disgraceful.  The mismanagement and the constant concessions to the unions drove this company into bankruptcy.  Many of the more recent products were definitely competitive with Japanese and European options, but because of the history of poor quality, weren't considered by many consumers. 
And now the company is paying.  But more importantly, the American taxpayer is paying.  Through the nose.  For a company that will remain to be run by its union masters, by proxy through the government.

I've purchased my last GM product for my lifetime, until they decide to take back the company from the unions and the government.  So more than likely, the "until" from that statement should just be removed and a period should be inserted. 

I've always been kind of a Ford-guy, but apparently, my options have been narrowed to Ford by default, since the other two American car-makers are sucking off the government teat and I have a tough time buying foreign.  Guess my next truck will be an F-150.  Easy enough decision.  Was probably going to be that anyway.