Do not Tap your foot in the restroom at the airport.

August 27, 2007

  This is hilarious.  Senator larry craig is apparently light in the loafers.  He was tapping his foot, and got arrested for lewd behaviour.  Apparently tapping your foot in a mens restroom means you want a little man love.  I suppose it could also mean you have a song going through your head.  Another pervie senator…who knew.

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You should stop and taste the flowers

August 27, 2007

   Carmine had a bad day.  Not horrific, but not good.  What he needed was to go for a walk.

As he strolled along the canal at twilight, he noticed a young lady bending over on the path ahead.

He asked her what she was doing.  She replied that she was smelling the flowers.  It’s always good to stop and smell the flowers.

Amused, Carmine smiled at the woman , and then with a cavalier bow bent and…

woke, laying in a mulch bed.  His wallet missing, his head throbbing, and the taste of rose petals in his teeth.

Carmine was having a bad day


16 years of scandal; maybe its time for Ron Paul

August 27, 2007

   The never ending treadmill of scandal has finally claimed Alberto Gonzales.  An honest to god rags to riches story, he is now naught but fodder for the uninspired inanities of career corruption facilitators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) and Harry Reid (D-Nev).  If you add in the smarm merchant John Edwards, it has to be a devestating blow for Gonzales.  To be trivialized by a bunch of scoundrels who lack the ability to think on their own is surely a long drop from  being considered for a Supreme Court job, and being selected as the Attorney General.

   It doesn’t take a huge helping of intellect to understand that this is just partisan politics.  Congress never even bothered to name what it was that Mr. Gonzales did that would amount to wrongdoing, because in point of fact, they can’t prove he did anything wrong.  These same pontificating lackwits stood mute during the FBI file scandal, and the white House post office scandal during the Clinton administration, where not only wrongdoing did occur, but proof of said wrongdoing was available.

   I guess the question is whether the electorate is tired of supporting one band of rogues at the expense of another.  Neither major political party has moral standing, and integrity is a punchline for both.  They have spent the past 16 years making themselves and their friends richer while America languishes in every major economic category except the stock market, where the rich like to play.  Ineptitude and malfeasance have become the rule of law on capital hill, and Harry Reid is a known participant.  It’s a shame that he maintains his seat while a man trying to do what he thought was right for America goes home in disgrace.  I guess if Alberto needs consolation he at least has that.  That he at least tried to do what he believed to be right.  The slatterns nipping at his heels lo these many weeks know that they are not doing what is right for the country, and they don’t care.

   If there is one thing that would get me to vote Ron Paul this may well be it.  The major parties are too corrupt to trust America’s future to, and any who think otherwise are either mentally challenged or unaware of the depth of the larceny being perpetrated.  I believe that if Ron Paul were elected we would at least in the executive branch experience honest government for a change.  Not necessarily successful government, but honest none the less.

   It’s another sickening day for Americans.  A good man was dragged down like a wolf by feral dogs, and we are worse for it happening.  Those of you supporting these two parties are as much to blame for whats wrong with America as the parties themselves.  You lack the intestinal fortitude to  say “my party is wrong,” and instead spend your time looking outward, ignoring the enemy within.  We have less to fear from Jihadists than we do from Democrats and Republicans. 

Try and prove me wrong on that.  All the data is on my side.


Ron Paul on Aging infrastructure

August 27, 2007

  Lew Rockwell.com has a piece by Ron Paul on our aging infrastructure.  He doesn’t mention pigeon poop, which is highly acidic and may have contributed to the collapse, but he does mention some things that are a little troubling.  It’s true that our highway system has some issues, and actions are already being implemented to address these issues.

     I guess the most bothersome thing about this article is it’s timing.  Let’s just pluck the flavor of the day from the tree, and blame everyone else for what’s happening.  The fact is maintaining the highway system is incredibly expensive, and tax revenues alone are not up to the challenge.  Much of the system is over 40 years old, and decrying “ribbon cutting” as the cause for its condition is verging on scandalous.  While its true that the occassional bridge to nowhere ends up on a budget, the vast majority of highway dollars are spent on…well…highways.  If you don’t believe me when is the last time you went anywhere and weren’t hampered by road construction?  These projects aren’t cheap, and recent efforts to tie in private enterprise is showing promise, as will an increase in the gas tax.

   The Trans Texas Corridor section of the article is downright erroneous, and goes against some of his most prominent beliefs.  This is a case of state government and free markets working together to improve the quality of life from a safety and economic standpoint.  It has nothing to do with NAFTA, as Cinta is a Spanish based company.  His allegation that this is phase one of a NAFTA Superhighway is unsubstantiated, and therefore political rhetoric.

   What is factual is that this route doesn’t pass through Ron Paul’s districts, as one of the alternate route’s (I-69) did.   This means no revenue from the Trans Texas Corridor will directly affect his district, and in light of the fact that he sought funding for I-69 as recently as this year, it would not be a huge leap of logic that Ron Paul is unhappy with the route.

   Further Cinta is not only paying for a massive section of the corridor, (the section they will receive toll revenue from), but is also required to maintain it.  This while splitting toll revenue with the state on a sliding scale that will reach 50% prior to the end of the contract.  If someone offered to build you a businesss, maintain it, and give you half the proceeds, would you feel it was a bad deal?  Thought not.

   This article may be the first time I’ve ever felt Ron Paul was not only wrong, but hypocritical.  His free market stance and strong state government position is a matter of public record.  But calling for government oversight seems to be more big government interjection in a state issue.  Why is Ron Paul making unsubstantiated allegations, and calling for federal oversight of a state issue?  Maybe because like one of my readers once said, Ron Paul is for his freedom, and against mine.