Friday, January 30, 2009

Stimulus? Smells like BBQ Ribs to me...

That's right, this new "stimulus" plan being pushed by Prez. Barry and The Dems in Congress would be laughable if it didn't so tragically smell like my smoker on Kentucky Derby Day. $800 billion, 88% of which does nothing to stimulate the economy, but rather increases government spending wantonly. Does this spending take place now?? Oh no no no, conveniently it's slated to only start to kick in, in 2010, right around the time for the next congressional elections... In fact, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that only 7 percent of infrastructure money would make its way into the economy by the end of the year, and only 38 percent would be spent by the end of the 2010 fiscal year. Let's look at just some of the brilliant ways this bill will help our struggling economy:

$44 million for repairs at the Agriculture Department headquarters in Washington.
$200 million to rehabilitate the National Mall.* since planned to be cut
$360 million for new child care centers at military bases.
$1.8 billion to repair National Park Service facilities.
$276 million to update technology at the State Department.
$500 million for the Transportation Security Administration to install bomb detectors at airports.
$600 million for General Services Administration to replace older vehicles with alternative fuel vehicles.
$2.5 billion to upgrade low-income housing.
$400 million for NASA scientists to conduct climate change research.
$426 million to construct facilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
$800 million to clean up Superfund sites.
$150 million for the Coast Guard to repair or remove bridges deemed a hazard to navigation.
$6.7 billion to renovate and improve energy efficiency at federal buildings.
$400 million to replace the Social Security Administration's 30-year-old National Computer Center.


Want some more info? Check "this."

Unreal...what a travesty for the hard-working American people. The fact that Nancy Pelosi, MENSA candidate that she is, and the other Dems in Congress actually insult hard-working Americans in this fashion is utterly repugnant. This is not a "stimulus" package, it's 4-8 years of Dem. agenda to further transform America into a welfare State shoved into one bloated pig. Can't see it yet? Let's take a look at some of the proposals,

Medicaid $81 billion
Food Stamps $20 billion
Public Housing $7.5 billion
COBRA extensions $30.3 billion
Welfare cash payments $2.5 billion

Hmmm, sure looks like Barry and Nancy et al. are looking to help create jobs and further increase the work force doesn't it? Yup sure is 'change' we can believe in! After all, we haven't seen a Dem. govt. try to spend itself out of dire economic straits before (cough FDR cough). It didn't work then, in fact, it hasn't ever worked in the history of mankind. No govt. has ever prospered fiscally by massive increased spending, nor by punitively taxing it's wealthiest citizens.

Kudos to the House Repubs. for sticking together along with the dozen or so Dems that used their common sense, and showed the only true bi-partisan vote, against this bloated hog of a bill. Hell of a way to start your term Barry, what a legacy you'll leave young America. Can't wait to be burdened with a 2-3 trillion dollar hole to pay for govt. entitlements and garbage spending. Awesome...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I would have killed Cameron...

So I've been enjoying my newly acquired HD programming quite a bit. On DSTHD there is a show custom made for my tastes. It's called "Classic Cars" and it's about a guy in Connecticut who owns a rare/exotic car shop. This gentleman travels around the country buying up amazing automobiles and then selling them at auctions. The other day he was at an auction where this...



1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta sold for $4.5 million. W-O-W! Could not believe they had one for auction. It's extremely rare, and is the equivalent of selling a Monet, Degas, or Renoir...

So naturally, I did some research to find out what the most expensive car in the world is and lo and behold it's this...




1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder. If you have the means I highly suggest picking one up. Though at $9,140,732 that may prevent the payment of some college education for the kids! This is like selling a VanGogh or more appropriately a DaVinci...and that brat Cameron just kicked one out of the garage. I'd have had more than just a "talk" with him when I got home...

Monday, January 19, 2009

Shocking...Really...I'm Blown away...

So the "Historic Inauguration" taking place in a couple of days will cost $150 million. Yes that's right, Pres. Elect Barry, "champion of the middle-class", "voice of the working family", and the man who vows to "change" America, went and showed us that the first step was to have the most expensive Inauguration ever...This is no more fiscally responsible than AIG execs. going to spa vacays after getting a bailout. Way to go Barry! The economy is in the crapper, jobs are scarce, and Lord knows when it'll turn around. But hey, throw yourself a $150 million party, that's a great example to set...Though what the hell could you expect America? This is the same guy whose 'infallible' judgment led him to nominate Hillary Clinton, Bill Richardson, Leon Panetta, and Timothy Geithner to key positions in the cabinet and atop govt. agencies. Change, huh? Awesome...

As for me, I'll not be watching a single second of this Jonestown-esque farce. In my mind, it's no more historic than any other Inauguration, save for the fact that it's the 44th time one will occur. I think I'll go see Defiance or Valkyrie and watch something that actually has had an historical impact on the world...

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Really!?!

I honestly thought this was a joke...So, President Elect Barry decided that the man that should head the Central Intelligence Agency should be: Leon Panetta!?! WTF? Um...ok Barry, are we just throwing darts at pictures of random people? If so here's a list of people that I feel should have been considered. They are just as qualified, if not more so, than Mr. Panetta:


1. Agent 99


2. Danger Mouse


3. Secret Squirrel


4. Either the white or the black spy


5. Inspector Clouseau


6. You

7. Me

8. A Bothan


9. Caroline Kennedy


10. A tree


Stay Tuned for our thoughts here at AR on who should be chosen in other depts...

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