Born Under A Bad Sign

One of my all time favorite blues tunes. Here’s Cream, who does my favorite recording (though I wish you could hear the drum track better in this recording)

But this post would be a worthless pile without the master – Albert King:

Be sure not to miss the moron dancing at about 4:10…HAHAHA!!!

House Democrats on gas prices: Screw America – we’re taking a vacation

No, the headline is not an exaggeration. The Pelosi House Democrats voted for a five week vacation in August and September without taking any action to lower gas prices.

 

Screw the American people - we're taking a vacation...

Screw the American people - we're taking a vacation...

Not one House Republican joined the Democrats on their vacation vote – while 17 upstanding Democrats joined the Republicans voting against vacation until they figure out some solution to the energy crisis.

And they wonder why their approval rating is in the toilet?

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Larry Elder: A Black Conservative Lament

Here are some excerpts from an interesting article I came across today (Or read the whole thing here):

 

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Oh, no, not another “blacks in America” news special! One of the cable networks recently put together another one of these “specials” on what it’s like to be black in America. The network asked a conservative friend of mine to participate. He sent the following letter; and I wrote back. 

Dear Larry,

OK, Larry, I grew up a bit last night. Those (unflattering descriptive deleted) at that news network on cable used me like a two-dollar whore! I interviewed with them for almost 10 hours, and all that talk was whittled down into five-second sound bites that put me in a rather negative light. Part of our talk was about the crack epidemic. I spoke about the way we are fighting this drug war, which we should approach as a health issue as opposed to a law enforcement problem. I talked about the impact single parenthood has on crime rates. I talked and talked. They edited it all down to, “If you don’t want to go to jail, don’t sell crack.” I am really angry.

The “wretched blackness” slant was so clear. I was on live for the half-hour preceding the beginning of the program. They ran a long segment with a black comedian/actor, talking about how he tells his son each and every day about how to talk to the police and how black men must be wary of cops. They cut to me, and I said that I was certainly in agreement that we need to talk to our children about respecting authority, but I also wondered if the comedian/actor talked to his son about the proper color shirt to wear in case some knuckleheads have a dislike of the color red or blue. The truth is that his son has more to fear from other young black men than he does from the police. I then quoted a homicide statistic: 94 percent of black homicide victims are killed by other black people. It was dismissed by the moderator so we could focus instead on how racist the cops are. Unbelievable.

It should not surprise me, then, that producers and editors would give liberal, hypersensitive blacks room to make their points — even if they were factually untrue. They spoke to a professor from Columbia, who was droning on about how the legacy of slavery is to account for blacks’ out-of-wedlock birthrate. Slavery?! This nonsense was seconded by another panelist. When I corrected them and said that the out-of-wedlock rate was lower during Jim Crow eyes began rolling, and my point was ignored in order to move on. And I was reduced to sound bites.

Had to vent a bit.

–Your friend.

Dear friend,

My sister-in-law, an almost-recovered victicrat (thanks, at least in part, to me) called me during the show. She asked whether I was watching it, and I said no — I knew what to expect. BMW — bitching, moaning and whining.

I asked my sister-in-law why they didn’t spend four hours on the “experience” of Chinese-Americans? Americans of Chinese heritage are among our country’s most successful — despite being the first ethnic group to be specifically excluded from legal immigration to America, by laws enacted in 1882, and despite mistreatment and discrimination including many anti-Chinese laws passed in places like San Francisco, which were designed to protect the “native” laundry business.

Why doesn’t the cable network, I asked her, do a show on the “experience” of Japanese-Americans, also some of the most prosperous of all Americans — despite the World War II “relocation” camps and California’s anti-Japanese laws, once passed to prevent them from owning farmland?

I don’t compare this in kind or in degree to slavery, but it’s 2008 — with a black man possibly on the brink of attaining the presidency of the United States. Can we move on? The problems of the “black community” have to do with the welfare-state-induced breakdown (or, more accurately, non-formation) of the family. This causes a disinterest in education, and leads to poor values, reckless and irresponsible breeding, as well as a lack of the job skills necessary in an information-age society. We also have grievance groups — black “leaders”; the oh-so-sympathetic media; fear- and guilt-laden whites who refuse to say (as they do to their own children) work hard and play by the rules; and many reluctant blacks who refuse to preach the message of “no excuses, hard work” for fear of being labeled “Uncle Toms.”

I told my sister-in-law that nearly half of Harvard’s black freshman class consists of blacks from the Caribbean or Africa — areas less prosperous with far less opportunity. Care to explain that?

I told her that I bet many of the “talking heads” live comfortable middle-class lives or better — some, no doubt several, tenured college professors who, not so deep down, believe that they were smart enough or worked hard enough to have made it, but the other poor SOBs, well, they need a more compassionate government, a less racist society to pull them through.

So, try to relax. Thanks to editing, they can make anyone sound like Elmer Fudd.

–Larry

More Exxon Mobile Profits News

Excerpt:

With Americans paying nearly $4 a gallon for gas, oil company earnings have been political fodder of late.

Congressional Democrats said they are having a conference later in the day to call for an end to tax breaks for big oil firms.

Several bills have been introduced in Congress to enact a “windfall” profits tax on these earnings, or at the very least eliminate manufacturing tax exemption oil companies now enjoy. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama wants to tax oil companies at a special rate every time crude goes over $80 a barrel.

Of course, does anybody ask about the profit margin that Exxon makes? No, cause that wouldn’t support the whole evil oil company theme.

And what exactly will adding tax when prices are higher do to the price of oil? It will make it higher. I think it’s amazing that anyone in congress wants to add windfall profit taxes to the oil companies. So the government now gets to decide when you have become too successful.

What do they think companies do with profits? Not to mention – Exxon just paid 32 billion in taxes. I guess that’s just not enough for the government. 

Perhaps more to come on this story as the day goes on…

1970 and 1980s Save Energy PSAs

Whoops…how did that last one slip in there? That clip was from yesterday.

Meanwhile:

Sheikh flies Lamborghini 6,500 miles to Britain for oil change

[ht - Ace]

Holy George Almighty: On sixth day Misa creatsa Jar-Jar Binks

Get a load of this Lucas interview:

“I am the father of our Star Wars movie world – the filmed entertainment, the features and now the animated film and television series,” (George Lucas) says. “And I’m going to do a live-action television series. Those are all things I am very involved in: I set them up and I train the people and I go through them all. I’m the father; that’s my work. Then we have the licensing group, which does the games, toys and books, and all that other stuff. I call that the son — and the son does pretty much what he wants.” He laughs. “Once in a while, they ask a question like ‘Can we kill off Yoda?’, things like that, but it’s very loose.

“Then we have the third group, the holy ghost, which is the bloggers and fans. They have created their own world. I worry about the father’s world. The son and holy ghost can go their own way.”

Yeah…uhm, what?!? So full of crap modest. Oh – but you forgot one little thing George:

As a tribute to George ‘do I get to come with you on your starship’ Lucas – I present you the anthology of WTC Jar-Jar Fail (click each to view related post):

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44 Pound Cat Found

It’s not every day someone loses a 44-pound fat cat. But apparently someone has. Or perhaps the big kitty doesn’t take orders well and just walked away on its own accord. Either way, the huge mass of feline flesh is looking for a home.

The original owner has until Saturday to reclaim her before the kitty is eligible for adoption. 

The cat was found outside, without a collar, in Voorhees. 

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Barack Obama: A Culture of Victims

CHICAGO » Sen. Barack Obama, speaking to a gathering of minority journalists yesterday, stopped short of endorsing an official U.S. apology to American Indians but said the country should acknowledge its history of poor treatment of certain ethnic groups.

“There’s no doubt that when it comes to our treatment of Native Americans as well as other persons of color in this country, we’ve got some very sad and difficult things to account for,” Obama told hundreds of attendees of UNITY ’08, a convention of four minority journalism associations.

Wrong. The people who committed horrible deeds in the past needed to be held accountable for those deeds – not people today, who have nothing whatsoever to do with them. This Howard Zinn ‘white guilt’ horse crap is patently absurd and Obama has no business trying to collectively blame people today for things they didn’t do.

“I personally would want to see our tragic history, or the tragic elements of our history, acknowledged,” the Democratic presidential hopeful said.

“I consistently believe that when it comes to whether it’s Native Americans or African-American issues or reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds.”

Who’s saying that they haven’t been acknowledged? I don’t know a single person who believes everything in the past was done was always right. Do you?

Furthermore, the idea of reparations is ridiculous. Maybe we should demand more from the British who oppressed the first settlers here…

Not to mention – the idea of reparations has led to affirmative action (also known as white racism) which gives more money and opportunities to minorities simply because of their race. Does that sound like something that promotes equality? And Native American’s are given totally free college.  What else do you really need to get going in America? I’m where I am in life today because I had a good family and I work my freakin rear off – not because I had some ‘white advantage’, or because my ancestors had it somehow easier.

The victim mindset of people groups is, in my opinion, the most destructive force in America today. Nothing squelches freedom more than the belief that you are a victim of cruel forces outside your control. And yet, here we have the Democratic party nominee for the president of America, the ‘Yes we can’ candidate, basically saying that the government owes you because your ancestors were victims. If that doesn’t reenforce a mindset of victimization, than I don’t know what does.

Here’s one final question: If Barack Obama thinks we have such a tragic history, than what is it about America that he likes? Also – doesn’t this ‘blame rich whites’ viewpoint remind you of someone who Obama apparently doesn’t know so well?

Adidas Unleashes Sucktastic Crapfest to Demo New Bayern Munich Jerseys

 Now I tend to prefer Adidas as far as sports brands go. This is absolutely ridiculous though.

 

Dude… Seriously?

Afternoon Buddy

Dexterity:

Be sure not to miss the one handed rolls towards the middle of the clip.

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