Got some scams involving politicians, now a NY Senator who stole charity money can you believe? And famous skid row has a neat little food stamps scam going on, God Bless Us Taxpayers who pay for this.
An update on Tim Johnson and his stroke implications and a political cartoon bound to make you smile.
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A Blog for Football Fans
This Blog was invited to join but I don’t watch much football.
And just for giggles and grins, a link to some NFL gay slurs that I came upon recently.
A teacher asked her students to write the words to their favorite Christmas Carols. Here are some of the humorous lines she received:
We three kings of porridge and tar
On the first day of Christmas my tulip gave to me
Later on we'll perspire, as we dream by the fire.
He's makin a list, chicken and rice.
Noel. Noel, Barney's the king of Israel.
Olive, the other reindeer, used to laugh and call him names.
Frosty the Snowman is a ferret elf, I say
Sleep in heavenly peas
In the meadow we can build a snowman,
Then pretend that he is sparse and brown
You'll go down in Listerine
Oh, what fun it is to ride with one horse, soap and hay
O come, froggy faithful !!!
Obama’s Big Ears
Aw. Seems Media wonder Barack Obama thinks his ears are too big. It also seems that poor Obama was teased relentlessly as a kid. Now it seems that ole Barack wants the media to leave the subject of his ears alone.
From Rush Limbaugh.com:
. Now, apparently before he made the speech, Maureen Dowd had written something about his big ears. Obama, after the speech, made a beeline for Maureen Dowd who was in the audience to tell her that he didn't appreciate her writing about his big ears. Now, there's a lot of noise here and it's very muddy. I'll translate it for you, but here's how it sounded.
OBAMA (off mic): You talked about my ears, and I just want to put you on notice: I'm very sensitive about -- What I told them was, ''I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my big ears.'"
DOWD (purring): We're trying to toughen you up
Well darn. So he was teased as a kid? Wow. This is something new.
Hey folks, every political cartoonist what ever had a mother draws President Bush with HUGE ears. A Bush caricature featuring Dumbo ears is practically part of our culture. Heck, I’ve gotten so I’ve grown fond of my President’s big ears.
So why doesn’t the kind, compassionate Barack HUSSEIN Obama also point out how cruel it is to depict the PRESIDENT with big ears? Why didn’t Obama tell the breathless Maureen Dowd that a person’s ears should be verboten when discussing politics?
He wasn’t kidding ladies and gems. And that’s what’s scary.
Goes to show this man’s total inexperience in political life. For once one chooses to enter the public arena then one offers up his or herself, warts, moles and big ears. Like my mother used to tell me, if you can’t take the heat, get the hell out of the kitchen.
Also, need I say, just the stupid fact that he mentioned his big ears and issued a pathetic story about a childhood run amok for the mockery, I’d suggest that Obama actually INVITED comments on his ears.
For now let’s all just sit back and enjoy this wonderful show the Lamestream Media puts on for us idiots out here in la-la land. Because save a few zealots in Illinois, Barack HUSSEIN Obama is not particularly adored by anyone else across the fruited plains, indeed he is not even well known.
The Lamestream media loves to create heroes and icons and its choices are not always, ahem, the ones us idiots especially like. For now, I feel like the Lamestream is putting on a show for us and heck, let’s enjoy it.
Check here for the REAL reason Obama will never be President.
Food Stamp Fraud? Who Woulda Thunk?
Anyone who thinks purchasing food stamps at a much lesser price than their value then using them at full value is an unusual thing, please raise your hand.
From the LA TIMES:
L.A.'s skid row has become a magnet for fraud schemes that use the area's homeless population to rip off the federal government, authorities said this week as they launched a crackdown on the activities.
In just the last few months, state and federal investigators have broken up two food stamp scams, one of which involved a merchant who allegedly gave homeless people 50 cents on the dollar for their stamps, then charged the entire value — $6 million — to the government.
I ought to slap every one of you with your hands raised.
I personally know plenty of food stamp recipients that, in a pinch or as part of their normal course of events, sell their food stamps for cold cash. It’s done all the time because, go with me here, the very system encourages this sort of thing.
Sure it’s against the law but since when did this stop anyone? Which is why I’m surprised that the feds are even bothering with an attempt to stop this practice. Then again, hey, skid row is a prime area to perpetuate this fraud and it’s a bit simpler to break up such a delightful target with all the ducks in a row, so to speak.
More Fraud…This Time by an NY Senator Steals from Charity
Goodness how can we expect skid row residents not to sell their meager supply of food stamps for cash to buy liquor when our elected representatives are stealing from charities for God’s sake?
A New York state senator stole $423,000 in charity money to pay for indulgences like a Dominican cigar-making company, authorities said on Tuesday as they announced charges against him.
Between 1999 and 2005 Efrain Gonzalez Jr., 58, directed the state legislature to send grant monies to a Bronx charity, where a friend redirected the funds to a shell charity that was the senator’s “conduit for paying personal expenses,” the U.S. attorney’s office said.
Tom Delay Now Has a Blog!
Proof that blogging is here to stay. Now the great politicos are getting Blogs and hey, it takes talent to run a Blog. I’ll check it out and perhaps I shall smirk.
I do, however, wish Mr. Delay luck. Delay was victim of yet another runaway prosecutor, see my Blog post on two other runaway prosecutors, in the form of one Ron Earle in Texas, I don’t think he’ll go softly into the good night of anonymity.
Tim Johnson’s Stroke
I’m not about to cast aspersions on those who speculate on the consequences of Senator Tim Johnson’s recent and sudden illness. Yes it’s a bit ghoulish but it’s also human nature to consider all the ramifications. And hey, the Senate party make-up is so damn close that it will take little to upset the balance.
I consider the Senate will become a bit like “Weekend at Bernies”, complete with a propped-up Democratic Senator who will be a Senator even if he dies. The Democrats are not about to give up their power over a simple thing like a permanent illness, or even death should it come to that.
However, I can’t help but comment on The View’s hostess Joy Behar’s commentary on Johnson’s illness. The woman actually thinks that the REPUBLICANS actually caused Johnson’s stroke!
Video Link HERE.
“I know what this party is capable of”.
Folks, they are Moonbats. Pure and simple.
Leaving With a Smile
Found this cute pic and couldn’t resist.
More Political Tidbits HERE