Keeping It Right

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Friday, August 29, 2008

Fanz23 - Just Keep The Damn Score

Fanz23 - Just Keep The Damn Score!

I can list a few things about liberals that make my skin crawl, about the latest of things these cowardly people impose on us. Once again it involves a child and since they're liberals and they're always looking out for the minority, more specifically blacks. It involved one.

For those of you who are not sports knowledgeable, because a, you sucked at it. b, you were not coordinated to play hop scotch, let alone be the first kid in the history of "kick ball" to actually strike out. Let me tell you a story about this nine year old, who happened to be, at his age, a helluva baseball player.

Apparently, he was so good, that the parents of the opposing team, refused to have their punk azz kids play against him.

Thank You, Liberals.

Look, I get your taxing the rich, redistributing wealth and hugging trees crap, and I'm cool with it, but when you sludge your way into our homes, our cars, our diet, our trash! and in our sports..Enough! is Enough!

I can't let you ruin, youth sports!

If your kid sucks, in sports and sits the bench. Don't complain! You knew he sucked, before you paid the fees for his/her sorry behind in the first place

If your kid is part of a team, and the team sucks! Sorry, get better. It's not the other team's fault if they have athletes and kids that have the will to win.

Somebody has to lose, this not keeping score, crap has got to end. And don't tell me the kids ain't keeping score, because they are!

And teach your kid how to take up for themselves, I know we had this discussion before, but I present to you "Andy Griffith" when Opie was being bullied. The fact that one kid got chased home, picked on and crammed in a locker, is not the other kids fault. Well maybe, but it's like the WWE, in the end, the good guy wins. Teach your kid, how to "Ack a foo!" or as an episode of the Bernic Mac Show, when his nephew Jordan was being bullied...

Teach your kids to scream, "don't mess with me, I don't play!" but for God's sake..

Do something and quit the "wussifying" of our children and our future.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Gateway Pundit: Recession On Hold, Again.

I'm having a hard time, figuring this "worse ever" tag for the President, when:

Recession On Hold-- Poverty & Unemployment Decline During Bush Years

You won't hear this in Denver this week...
Bush unemployment numbers continue to best the Clinton Years:

And, it looks like the recession is once again on hold.
The economy grew by a very respectable 3.3% in the second quarter of this year.
Yahoo Finance reported:

The economy shifted to a higher gear in the spring, growing at its fastest pace in nearly a year as foreign buyers snapped up U.S. exports and tax rebates spurred shoppers at home.

The Commerce Department reported Thursday that gross domestic product, or GDP, increased at a 3.3 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter. The revised reading was much better than the government's initial estimate of a 1.9 percent pace and exceeded economists' expectations for a 2.7 percent growth rate.
Also, according to the US Census Bureau, the poverty rate today continues to remain below those Clinton years:

America's North Shore Journal reported:

The average poverty rate for all Americans for the first seven years of the Reagan terms was 14.2%. For the first seven years of Bill Clinton’s terms, it was 13.6%. Under George Bush, the average poverty rate for 2001-2007 is 12.4%.
Bubba didn't mention this in his speech here in Denver last night.

More... David Harsanyi explained today why it's no wonder Dems didn't want former President Bill Clinton to speak on the economy this week. The growth during the Clinton years was due to free market capitalism and not populism, or isolationism.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fanz23 - Good Intentions. Bad Results

Fanz23 - Good Intentions. Bad Results

I was talking to our office administrator, who is a Republican and he made this interesting analogy, that I just had to write about. The thing is trying to get my point across in relation to my title.

So I'll give it a try.

Prior to this interesting analogy, we were discussing a joke, I received from a former co-worker. One of the people standing around listening, was this young attorney and he of course commented that the joke could have been funny regardless the punchline subject.


But the joke was on Obama and the Democrats.

What else is new?

Anyway, when the attorney walked away, the office administrator made his interesting analogy about liberals and when he was talking, I was saying to myself, "I'll be damn!" that's it, that explains liberalism and I'll take it even further, it explains white guilt.

Now on another web discussion board, I come in contact with a few white guiltist, who happen to be mostly liberal and they argue up and down, that the reason why some minorities can't do, can't be, can't have is because of their past and of course it's all mixed with white guilt.

Here's what he said, "I can see why guys like him, do and say the things they say, it's because they want to do their part, they want to make things right and even. So if having a bunch of programs available, they support it, cause it's doing their part." and he went further, "You see, they see it as, they're helping the little guy, and the other party, well..they're not."

Now I know this isn't a lightening bolt moment, but it's an eye opener for me. In my mind, it's saying white liberals are telling some minorities that hey, forget all of your mistakes, it's not your fault, you were brought into this world disadvantaged. So therefore, we'll house you, give you free (tax payer) money and food subsidies, gov't healthcare and so on.

And while saying this, they're pointing out to some of these people, that other party, that mean white man, who's saying, get a job, better yourself, take advantage of a free education, be responsible and work hard. Well he's racist, he's bigoted, he's trying to turn back the calender year to the mid 1700's.

Who is that mean white man? Conservatives.

Now I know I might get some flak over this, but hey we're supposed to be conversating...but could white guilt come from good intentions with bad results? I give you welfare, I give you public schools, I give subsidized housing. In return, they got back years of dependancy and entitlement, sub par graduation rates in some inner city schools and high crimes in those subsidized housing.

Good intentions...Bad Results.

So what do you say about the minorities, who pulled themselves out of those situations?

They're the exception to the rule. And when some of these "exceptions" say, hey I got here through busting my hump in school, sacrificing and making sound decisions in regard to when I bring children into this world.

The reply?

Oh, he/she has forgotten where they came from..

They're disconnected..

and dare I say..

Uncle T and Aunt J

Monday, August 25, 2008

RF23 - Obama Picks Veep, Nice Knowing Him.

RF23 - Obama Picks Veep, Nice Knowing Him.

Over the weekend, Presumptive Presidential Nominee Barack Hussein Obama picked Joe Biden as his running mate.

Nice knowing you Obama, feel free to run again, under the premise of "Some 'Ol Changes." Because with your pick, you picked a guy, that you identified, what was wrong with Washington politics.

Nice knowing you.

Obama, you picked a guy, who said, you were smart, articulate and smelled good, what the hell is that?! When we know, your wife in an interview, said that due to your cigarette smoking...

You stank.

You obviously picked a politician, but somewhere, somehow, this sounds familar..Who picked a old time Washington guy, with good foreign experience? Who was that? Oh!!

The President! That's right the same president, you are basically running your campaign against, instead of John McCain, picked Dick Cheney, an older, experienced running mate, with foreign policy experience.

Hmm, I wonder if, elected, if folks will say that Biden is your puppet master. I guess you'll have something in common with your ancestors, who were brought from Africa to be slaves.

Biden will be your "master." or as he said to Secretary of the State Rice in regard to President Bush, "Boss, whatchu want?, Boss, whatchu mean?

Well anyway, good luck with your pick, quite frankly, I thought it made a helluva lot more sense to bring in Hillary, with her baggage and Bill of course. I mean, she did have a hold of a good percentage of female voters. But what the hell, I guess Joe Biden, can reel that in. I mean, he did so well in all of the primaries, that he had to quit, so he couldn't show the world that he is da man, your soon to be puppet master.

Oh by the way, Obama, if you're looking to get out of Iraq, and your platform is anti war and soldiers are wasting their lives. Then Biden doesn't roll with you, he, along with Chuck Hagel wrote an op-ed, saying that we are going to be Iraq for ten years. You want us out of Iraq, ten years ago!

What gives? Did you all of sudden change your mind and support Bidens opinion?

Well anyway, interesting pick, especially with Hillary still on nomination list. I'm hoping that delegates get over your snake oil salesmanship and nominate the right person.

Nice knowing you.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

MSNBC: Alabama Workers To Pay for Extra Pounds

MSNBC: Alabama Workers to pay for extra pounds
Next year, the state will add a $25 insurance fee for being overweight

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama, pushed to third in national obesity rankings by deep-fried Southern favorites, is cracking down on state workers who are too fat.
The state has given its 37,527 employees a year to start getting fit — or they’ll pay $25 a month for insurance that otherwise is free.

Alabama will be the first state to charge overweight state workers who don’t work on slimming down, while a handful of other states reward employees who adopt healthy behaviors.
Alabama already charges workers who smoke — and has seen some success in getting them to quit — but now has turned its attention to a problem that plagues many in the Deep South: obesity.

The State Employees’ Insurance Board this week approved a plan to charge state workers starting in January 2010 if they don’t have free health screenings.
No charge for serious issuesIf the screenings turn up serious problems with blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose or obesity, employees will have a year to see a doctor at no cost, enroll in a wellness program, or take steps on their own to improve their health. If they show progress in a follow-up screening, they won’t be charged. But if they don’t, they must pay starting in January 2011.

“We are trying to get individuals to become more aware of their health,” said state worker Robert Wagstaff, who serves on the insurance board.

Not all state employees see it that way.

“It’s terrible,” said health department employee Chequla Motley. “Some people come into this world big.”

Computer technician Tim Colley already pays $24 a month for being a smoker and doesn’t like the idea of another charge.

“It’s too Big Brotherish,” he said.

The board will apply the obesity charge to anyone with a body mass index of 35 or higher who is not making progress. A person 5 feet 6 inches tall weighing 220 pounds, for example, would have a BMI of 35.5. A BMI of 30 is considered the threshold for obesity.

The board has not yet determined how much progress a person would have to show and is uncertain how many people might be affected because everyone could avoid the charge by working to lose weight.

But that’s unlikely — a nationwide study released one day before the board’s vote shows Alabamians have a big weight problem. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America’s Health report found 30.1 percent are now obese.

E-K. Daufin of Montgomery, a college professor and founder of Love Your Body, Love Yourself, which holds body acceptance workshops, said the new policy will be stressful for people like her.
“I’m big and beautiful and doing my best to keep my stress levels down so I can stay healthy,” Daufin said. “That’s big, not lazy, not a glutton and certainly not deserving of the pompous, poisonous disrespect served up daily to those of us with more bounce to the ounce.”

Obesity-associated illsA recent study suggested that about half of overweight people and nearly a third of obese people have normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels, while about a quarter of people considered to be normal weight suffer from the ills associated with obesity.
Walter Lindstrom, founder of the Obesity Law and Advocacy Center in California, said he’s concerned that all overweight Alabama employees will get is advice to walk more and broil their chicken.

“The state will feel good about itself for offering something and the person of size will end up paying $300 a year for the bad luck of having a chronic disease his/her state-sponsored insurance program failed to cover in an appropriate and meaningful fashion,” he said.

William Ashmore, executive director of the State Employees’ Insurance Board, said the state will spend an extra $1.6 million next year on screenings and wellness programs, but should see significant long-term savings.

Ashmore said research shows someone with a body mass index of 35 to 39 generates $1,748 more in annual medical expenses than someone with a BMI less than 25, considered normal.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, a few states offer one-time financial incentives for pursuing healthy lifestyles. Ohio workers, for instance, get $50 for having health assessments and another $50 for following through with the advice.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Joseph C. Phillips: Why Obama Can't Win

Joseph C. Phillips: Why Obama Can't Win...

In spite of fawning media coverage, an unpopular Republican president and economic challenges, Democrat Barack Obama has not managed to build a very substantive lead over his Republican rival John McCain. Recent polls show McCain closing the distance in key states and one national poll even had the Republican candidate with a slight lead. There are those that have of late attributed Obama's lackluster polling to race. It happens that they are correct.

But then Barack Obama's presidential run has always been about race. It has not, however, been about race as we most often envision it, as part and parcel of race-"ism". Most Americans are tired of race and are looking to move beyond it in a concrete way. Obama's polling numbers have not stalled because he has hit the glass ceiling of white supremacy. Barack has struggled because Americans no longer view him as a candidate that can transcend race. Many have, in fact, come to see him as ardently willing to manipulate race in order to gain a political advantage. Rather than representing a different kind of politician, he then appears to be not so different from any number of liberal Black politicians that have graced the political stage.

The polls have not moved because he is off message.

The Democratic senator's enormous celebrity was not achieved through any perceived brilliance in the areas of economics or foreign policy. The excitement of Obama was the potential to realize a vision of an America that finally lives up to her promise. A promise that is impossible so long as we are stratified by color and class consciousness. What Americans believed in was his ability to bring us one step closer to the embodiment of our national motto "E Pluribus Unum" - out of many one.

The irony is that Obama needs race; without it, the emperor has few clothes. For 40% of voters, his decidedly thin resume and new liberal policies are of little consequence. The trick is in convincing 11% of voters in the middle that he can indeed provide change they can believe in.
Happily for Obama, civil rights initiatives in Colorado, Nebraska and Arizona represent an opportunity for the Illinois senator to get both back on message and on the road to victory.
These ballot initiatives would ban preferences based on race, ethnicity, and sex in the state's public contracting, education (including university admissions), and employment programs. Obama's support of these initiatives would be a positive signal to those voters in the middle that the vision that launched him into national prominence is in fact a deeply held conviction; that he is committed to the idea of racial non-discrimination and that his vision of an America moving beyond the old conversations about race.

Recent polling by Peter Brown, the assistant director of the respected Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, suggests that Obama's continued support for racial preferences will hurt him in these states as well as the battleground states of Virginia and Michigan, which passed a similar measure two years ago.

So finally it must come down to race - not the ethnicity of either candidate, but their willingness to transcend old conversations of race in this country. McCain has not only avoided the use of race, but endorsed the initiatives signaling his vision of one America indivisible by race. Conversely, Obama has used the race card - tired and dog eared as it is - with abandon. At the same time, his support of preferences based on race belies the nobility of his speech and the vision that made him a star.

If he is, in fact, not going to move the nation beyond race, well, a majority of Americans are going to pull the lever for someone that has served honorably and that promises not to try and shake things up too much. There are simply not enough new liberals to push Obama over the top. The further from his vision of one America he drifts, the more difficult it will be for him to win.
The election then is John McCain's to lose. Time will tell if the old man realizes it before November.

Joseph C. Phillips is the author of “He Talk Like a White Boy” available wherever books are sold.

Monday, August 18, 2008

RF23 - Kobes "Loves" His Country...

RF23 - Kobe "Loves" His Country:

I am a Kobe basher, admittedly. Oh don't get it twisted, I respect his mutha fuggin' game on the court, but as for the person. I can do without. But when I heard excerpts of his interview with Chis Collinsworth about his playing for the United States, our country. It sounded like the spirit of John Wayne. So, here I am, without quandry, I am about to give Kobe his props for looking Collinsworth in the eye and saying, I love my country, inspite of all her faults. It's like your parents, they're the only ones you got and this country is the only one we got.

No where else can we go, no where else can we be accepted.

Not in any of the countries in Africa!

No not one.

To bad the presumptive democratic nominee can't say that.

Go 'head Kobe and do your thing...and enjoy that gold medal. Now I understand what you meant, when you said that winning a gold medal is worth more than a NBA Championship.

Wall Street Journal:

Townhall: Obama Calls Pro Lifers Liars Obama Calls Pro-Lifers Liars

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is harshly accusing a pro-life group of "lying" about his record on abortion as a Illinois state senator, despite compelling evidence on the pro-lifers' side.

Obama made the aggressive attack when Christian Broadcasting Network Senior National Correspondent David Brody asked Obama about

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Bernie Mac

Bernie Mac (1958 - 2008)

Friday, August 08, 2008

RF23 - It's Just Sex..

RF23 - It's Just Sex..

Clinton supporters are still hoppin' mad about the former president being impeached for lying under oath. What did he lie about? He got his saxophone blown by Monica Lewinsky.

Why? It's only sex.

Then you have this senator who was playing footsies with an undercover police-man in a men's restroom.

If the cop wasn't a's only "gay" sex.

So why lie about it, when there are teen-age boys going around ruining some teen-age girl's life by lying about "having" sex with the girl to his friends. I guess as you get older, more prominent and famous, you have to lie about "not" getting any.

Why? According to Clinton supporters and non-supporters....

Who cares? What are they trying to protect? The integrity of the White House?, The House of Representatives?

And now we get this, John Edwards is the next prominent person to get busted for laying his expensive hair-do on someone elses pillow. The National Enquirer of all bathroom reads broke the story earlier this year, but after being told they were a piece of crap fishwrap, they got pissed and put their story, where John Edwards mouth is.

They proved it. Edwards lied. and then after more mounting evidence..

He gave ABC his Jimmy Swaggart..He admitted to sleeping with another woman and he apologized to his family and the American public.

So apparently it not just sex...If you have to lie about it.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Larry Elder: The Next Time You Say, "Bush Lied-People Died." -- Think

Larry Elder: The Next Time You Say, "Bush Lied, People Died" ---Think

Listening to National Public Radio on the way home from work, I found the interview -- at least at first -- fun enough.

NPR's Terry Gross interviewed comedian/actor Will Ferrell, actor John C. Reilly and writer/director Adam McKay -- to promote a new film.

All yukked about their careers, and then the interviewer asked Adam McKay how he and Ferrell began their collaboration years ago on "Saturday Night Live." "We had several writers writing a lot of the political stuff," said McKay. "But yeah, I had written a couple pretty big ones with Will. We actually wrote a sketch right after (Bush) was elected where Dick Cheney came out and said, 'Now a message from the president of the United States,' and it was Dick Cheney. And he was telling everyone, 'If you make less than $250,000, turn the channel right now because this doesn't apply to you.' And then he would say, 'If you make less than $10 million, turn the channel. What I'm about to say doesn't apply to you,' until finally it was a billion dollars. And he literally said, 'Put all your money in defense stocks. We're going to start a lot of wars. Oh my God, we're going to make a fortune off oil.' We wrote the most absurd things for him. And Will comes in as George Bush and he's found a stray dog in the parking lot and he's asking Cheney if he can keep him. And then he leaves, and Cheney goes on to talk about how we're going to rip this country off."

Then McKay took off his comic-writer hat and turned somber. Speaking seriously, without humor or satire, he said, "And I looked at the sketch about a year ago, and it's all completely accurate. And sadly it had -- "

" -- All came true, yeah," interrupted Ferrell. All came true?

I pulled into a restaurant, where I stayed less than an hour. I got back into my car, the radio still on NPR, but this time a different host, and a very different subject matter. Wounded Iraq war vets told their stories.

Staff Sgt. Jay Wilkerson: "Two IEDs hit my Humvee. The first IED hit the left door of the passenger (compartment) and blew the door off the Humvee, and the scout, who was behind the driver, he was killed. His body went with the door. His legs stayed in the vehicle. His name was Staff Sgt. Robert Hernandez. He was also my best friend. And the second RPG missile came, and it came inside the Humvee and exploded. And that's where the shrapnel went everywhere. And at that time, I was knocked unconscious. I woke up in Walter Reed Hospital.

"My family was coming in to see me. I mean family members like my brother, my mother, my sister, were coming and hugging me and kissing -- and I was like, 'Who are these people kissing me?' I didn't know who they were. And I had to learn how to walk again. I was in a wheelchair. Then I was walking with a cane. And I had to learn how to dress myself, how to eat, how to talk again, because I stutter now. You feel like you're a child in a man's body. I can't hear out of my left ear. I have a constant ringing. And my left eye is hurting because it stays dry. It doesn't -- there's no tears. And my face, the jaw is off-line. I had multiple problems with my fingers -- I can't bend my fingers. I'm constantly having neck problems -- I had a C5 (injury). I can't sleep all night. I can only sleep like three hours a day, and that's a good night for me.

"You know, it was actually easier for me if I would have died in Iraq. My neuropsychologist has told me my left side of my brain has been injured severely. So that is your ability to multi-task, to handle problems. So what I do, I watch game shows or look at crossword puzzles, and even though I'm in school or at the VA learning these processes, I do it on my own, to try to speed up my healing process. I'm trying to enhance my own ability because I'm a father. I have two kids. I have to show them that, hey, even though Daddy's not himself, you still have to work hard to achieve something."

I understand opposing the President on policy grounds. I cannot, however, get my head around people like Ferrell and company, who, in effect, tell wounded soldiers that they suffer not because President Bush thought the mission important for national security, not because the President considered Iraq a "grave and gathering danger."

No, they endure their daily ordeal because Darth Cheney and his minion Bush lied -- sending over 4,000 valiant men and women to their graves, with over 30,000 incurring wounds, in order to make their rich friends richer still.

Mssrs. Ferrell and McKay, meet Staff Sgt. Wilkerson.

Monday, August 04, 2008

RF23 - Sad Faces on the Chalk Board

RF 23 - Sad Faces on the Chalk Board.

You know last night and this morning, I had a lot on my mind about the Brett Favre unretirement and the media hoopla about it, what FSN Doug Kriegal called a selfish act by Favre.

Listen, I'm not a Packer fan, and as a matter of fact, couldn't stand them, when I was forced by my old man to be a Vikings fan, going to a Milwaukee public school off of Silver Spring Drive, where Mrs. McCormick, my second grade teacher would have happy or sad faces on the chalk board to signify that either the Packers won or lost. Well in those days, the packers did more losing than winning, so Mrs. McCormick had a lot of sad faces on the board. I think it got so bad, that one of the kids thought about putting up that green poison face sticker.

But back to Favre, I agree with any sports commentator or opinion giver that says Favre is being selfish and should've thought his retirement through.

He didn't.

Instead, he acted prematurely, coming off a bad playoff game loss and decided he wanted to retire. The Packers, knowing that day was going to come, reacted like any other team, who is about to say good bye to someone who was part of a team that brought them a Super Bowl and recognition of being a two or three time MVP.


They had Aaron Rogers, who played his ass off against the Dallas Cowboys (my team) and Packer fan had a glimpse of hope that maybe this kid, who was basically embarrassed in the Draft, by sitting there almost all of the 1st round of the draft, could come in and play good solid football.

The Packers told him he was their starter.

Now Favre, wants to come back and play for Packers or better yet, be traded to a rival team, within the division..


Selfish mofo'.

The Packers continue to show support for Rogers.

Not so quick.

The NFL reinstates Favre and word has it that Favre could win his old job back and send Rogers to the bench, on his last contract year.

I'm sorry that's effed up!

If I'm Rogers, I'll quit playing Mr. Nice Guy in front of the mics and show my mother effen' azz!! and when the year is over...

I'm outey.

Cause we know one thing for sure...Favre is going to retire again and where will that leave Green Bay?

A bunch of sad faces on the chalk board.