10.22.2009

Mindbursts

  • When he was elected, we couldn't find Dick Cheney. Now he won't shut up.
  • The feds have rounded up 300 on the "War On Drugs" but I couldn't help but notice the arrests alone required 3,000 agents on the taxpayer payroll to execute it.
  • The roundup were mostly of members of the Mexican gang La Familia which reminded me of the above video. And a Fort Worth restaurant.
  • The feds HAVE to have given the roundup some catchy name. I'm looking for it.Edit: Found it! "Project Coronado"
  • Rush Limbaugh is going ballistic today over Obama slashing executive salaries by 90% of those companies that the government bailed out and still have a huge stake in.
  • The guy that killed the former schoolteacher from Carrollton (and whose body was just found a couple of weeks ago) gets 15 years today in a plea bargain?
  • College mascot mocks end zone prayer.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rush is going ballistic over the salaries and bonuses that the executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are still going to receive(installed at those high paying positions by Obammy)

Anonymous said...

Oh well, the murderer is 75 years old--so maybe the 15 year sentence might be the equivalent of a life sentence? Wonder what the rest of the story was behind the murder.

janneba said...

I thought you might like this joke

If you ever testify in court, you might wish you could have been as sharp as this policeman. He was being cross-examined by a defense attorney during a felony trial. The lawyer was trying to undermine the policeman's credibility.





Q:'Officer -- did you see my client fleeing the scene?'


A: 'No sir. But I subsequently observed a person matching the description of the offender, running several blocks away.'


Q: 'Officer -- who provided this description?'


A: 'The officer who responded to the scene.'


Q: 'A fellow officer provided the description of this so-called offender Do you trust your fellow officers?'


A: 'Yes, sir. With my life.'


Q: 'With your life? Let me ask you this then officer. Do you have a room where you change your clothes in preparation for your daily duties?'


A: 'Yes sir, we do!'


Q: 'And do you have a locker in the room?'


A: 'Yes sir, I do..'


Q: 'And do you have a lock on your locker?'


A: 'Yes sir.'


Q: 'Now why is it, officer, if you trust your fellow officers with your life, you find it necessary to lock your locker in a room you share with these same officers?'


A: 'You see, sir -- we share the building with the court complex, and sometimes lawyers have been known to walk through that room.'



The courtroom EXPLODED with laughter, and a prompt recess was called. The officer on the stand has been nominated for this year's 'Best Comeback' line -- and we think he'll win.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness Cheney won't shut up. No other conservatives have the balls to question Obama and his Czars.

wordkyle said...

Hmmmm...I was under the impression that it was Obama's "pay czar" that ordered the cuts. That would be the unelected, unconfirmed by the Senate, unaccountable-to-anyone-but-Obama pay czar.

Does he have the authority to cut anything?
If so, from where did he derive such power?
If he was given the authority by Obama, where did Obama get such power?
If a federal official (formerly known as a "public servant") can simply claim such power, where does the power end, and what else does he have the authority to do?

Anonymous said...

The guy who killed the teacher lived 4 doors down from my mom in Carrollton. Think it was an affair or a one sided love gone wrong.

Anonymous said...

Great place to eat and Ive known the Owner for years..when they was at the old location the only problem is he would wear my ass out wanting to talk while i was eating...

Anonymous said...

We could call the program "Operation tamalie Gobbler"
Kinda catchy???????

Anonymous said...

i dont think them there mescin cartels are very friendly. least that's what i heard.
glad they rounded the up.

Anonymous said...

Right on Wordkyle! The czars were also unvetted, but then again maybe he did vet them and got a handful of radical outlaws that will pursue his radical agenda. Just what the doctor ordered.

Anonymous said...

Wordkyle - have you read the agreement between wall street, bankers, etc. and the government?

It's about time the government holds the people accountable for their bail-outs..why in the hell are people whining over this subject? It's your money they were paying themselves! Wasn't it their high salaries and crazy spending habits that got them into the situation to begin with?

They should be held accountable and be putting that money back into the government's hands for a loan they received from the taxpayers...

Good Grief. It is totally unbelievable that yall are griping over this crap.


Double Fake "Get a Clue"

Anonymous said...

Good Grief double fake "get a clue"

Their take must offend your position.

It's totally unbelievable that you don't agree with them.

Anonymous said...

"The feds have rounded up 300 on the "War On Drugs" but I couldn't help but notice the arrests alone required 3,000 agents on the taxpayer payroll to execute it."

Barry I participated in one of the Search warrants. There were 11 of us that went into the house, FYI we didnt get paid extra and were not on overtime. I think the 3000 agents are on the taxpayer payroll everyday, not just the days they lock up bad guys

Anonymous said...

3:20

You can't have it both ways. What is their opinion? They don't want the government to bail them out, but then they don't want the banks to pay it back?

wordkyle said...

Who benefits if the executives' pay is cut? Do you? or do the politicians only gain political points by appealing to class envy? (The amounts involved, while enormous to the average wage earner, are only a drop in the bucket of Obama's deficit.)

As I understand it, Obama's "czar" is violating preexisting contracts by forcing the companies to renegotiate under threat of the government using political pressure to punish them if they don't. (Similar to what happened to Chrysler shareholders.)

I'm not defending the executive pay. I believe that one should not be extravagant with money if one has unpaid financial obligations. (This argument also applies to people who lack health insurance.) However, if they can do this with these executives, anyone who has taken money from the government is susceptible to the same tactic. (Anyone have student loans with Sallie Mae?)

Ultimately, Obama gets to keep his hands clean, as do the Democrats in Congress, by giving the job (and the power and authority to abrogate contracts) to this unaccountable czar.

thethinker said...

The "war on drugs" is dumb and ineffective. Why do we still waste money on it?

Anonymous said...

I think the "authority" to be involved in salary for those being bailed is inbedded in the stimulus bill, that provision specifically authored by one Chris Dodd of Conn.

Only the haters could believe that any, I repeat any, president would ask for the eventual lawsuits had it been done arbitrarilly.

That is of course unless you claimed national security issues as was done for the last 8 years.

Our wonderful Senator John C was one of 30 senators who voted against the Franken ammendment that would given individuals the right to sue their imployers in Iraq............as in the young Halliburton employee who was raped by her fellow workers as an initiation. Way to go John. All done in the name of national security.

Anonymous said...

The war on drugs stepped up, conspicuously, right after the Fed DOJ announced they would not interfere/prosecute medical marijuana issues, leaving that to local justice. Those 3000 on the drug task force are no doubt in a new fight to justify their jobs. I anticipate seeing more media coverage on big busts, esp since its fall harvest time!