Friday, August 31, 2007

Iowa Is Totally Teh Ghey

So, a district court in my home state of Iowa has ruled that "same-sex" marriage is protected under the Iowa Constitution’s Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses. No really, you can read the ruling here. Not that anyone remembers, but in 2006 the voters of the great State voted that marriage was to exist between a man and a woman.

If you read the link it is clear that the douchebag judges were already hip-deep into the side of the plaintiffs. Activist judges? You bet. Iowa has long had a strong democratic voice consisting largely of old church ladies. These ladies have no idea what is going on with their party. I sincerely hope that this wakes them up. The loonies are in charge of the asylum in Iowa. Sad.


Sunday, August 26, 2007

Idiotic, Liberal, Douchebag

But I repeat myself...

Anyway, in an attempt to show his complete ignorance about all things economic, AP writer Matt Gouras shows his ass.

In an article supposedly about the "crappy" economy, he turns all relevant knowledge about economics on its head.

The region hit an all-time low of 3.4 percent in May. The effects are everywhere. Logging equipment in Idaho sits idle as companies have a tough time finding workers. A shortage of lifeguards has forced Helena to shorten hours at children-only pools. A local paper in Jackson, Wyo., has page after page of help wanted ads....

The problem has created longer hours and tougher working conditions for current employees....

The problem could get worse as more baby boomers retire....

So, low unemployment is now something that is bad... except that this Stalinist dick would surely write similarly about 8% unemployment.

Want to know the deep dark secret about finding workers in a low unemployment market? Do ya? *stage whispers* Raise wages. That's right, you raise wages to attract workers. How does this work in small town America?

A quick example: Let us assume that is a shortage in loggers, an ample supply of trees to be harvested, and continued demand for wood. To attract workers the company raises the wages that it pays to loggers and subsequently increases the price of wood that it sells to consumers to cover the increased operating cost. While it is a delicate balance, if the wages are high enough, it may attract loggers who live in other locations. The increased wages may also attract local workers from other sectors (say, cashiers) to switch to a new career in logging.

To preempt this basic fact, the asshat manages to find a feckless whiner to spice up his steaming pile...

John Francis, who owns the McDonald's in Sidney, Mont., said he tried advertising in the local newspaper and even offered up to $10 an hour to compete with higher-paying oil field jobs. Yet the only calls were from other business owners upset they would have to raise wages, too. Of course, Francis' current employees also wanted a pay hike.

"I don't know what the answer is," Francis said. "There's just nobody around that wants to work."

Boo hoo hoo. Cry me a river. If this guy can't figure this out, he should retire now and let someone with some common sense run the place. Anyway, a truly insipid and stupid piece about how terrible it is that everyone has a freakin' job. Journalists are by and large a bunch of ignorant jackasses. End Rant.


Uber Funny

IF you know Saudis (and I do)...


Monday, August 20, 2007

Stuff Worth Repeating #8

"Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul."

- Inscription beneath the bust of Mark Twain in the Hall of Fame


Friday, August 17, 2007

Pretty Cool


Articulate Ace

I've long enjoyed Ace of Spades. At the heart he is a comedian. I honestly don't know how he manages to post so much. Anyway, while perusing his wares today I came across a morsel that I hadn't been able to articulate... Ace does it for me...

"Why is it that liberals see no contradiction in forever claiming they're rabid champions of fighting the "real war" in Afganistan and finally defeating Al-Qaeda but only conservatives have any obligation to actually fight in the war?"


Monday, August 06, 2007


A Pollack went to the DMV to apply for a driver's license.

First, of course, he had to take an eye sight test. The optician showed him a card with the letters:
'C Z W I X N O S T A C Z.'

"Can you read this?" the optician asked.

"Read it?" the Polish guy replied, "I know the guy."


Friday, August 03, 2007

Reading List

Greetings Gentle Readers. I'm sure that I've mentioned it, but I'm a slave to books. I read at a distressingly brisk pace and have thousands of books to prove it. The only book worth mentioning that I finished recently is the newest Harry Potter. Well done.

So, currently I am reading Atlas Shrugged, by the inestimable Ayn Rand. This will be my third complete reading.

What are you reading?


Back from Travel

A wife was making a breakfast of fried eggs for her husband.

Suddenly, her husband burst into the kitchen.

"Careful," he said, "CAREFUL! Put in some more butter! Oh my GOD!
You're cooking too many at once. TOO MANY! Turn them! TURN THEM NOW! We need more butter. Oh my GOD! WHERE are we going to get MORE BUTTER? They're going to STICK! Careful . CAREFUL! I said be CAREFUL! You NEVER listen to me when you're cooking! Never! Turn them! Hurry up! Are you CRAZY? Have you LOST your mind? Don't forget to salt them. You know you always forget to salt them. Use the salt. USE THE SALT! THE SALT!"

The wife stared at him. "What in the world is wrong with you? You think I don't know how to fry a couple of eggs?"

The husband calmly replied, "I just wanted to show you what it feels like when I'm driving."