Basically, I Took the Whole Summer Off From Blogging

Now, can you guess what I’m gonna talk about?

If you guessed the topic is going to be “How freakin’ stupid liberals are, give yourself a pat on the back.

Today, we’re gonna talk about one of the top dogs of liberalism, Michelle Obama, because the following story is such an excellent example of how liberal minds (don’t) work.  Check this out from EAG News


Missouri, Alabama schools drop Michelle O’s lunch program

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – New federal school food regulations promoted by First Lady Michelle Obama are becoming a massive headache for many schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program.

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And many, like Missouri’s Notre Dame Regional and Saxony Lutheran high schools, are taking matters into their own hands.
Those schools and numerous others across the country are ditching the federal regulations and the funding that comes with them to save their cafeteria programs, which have experienced a nose-dive in sales and skyrocketing waste since the new rules were implemented in 2012.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – New federal school food regulations promoted by First Lady Michelle Obama are becoming a massive headache for many schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program.
“Kids will not eat what doesn’t taste good,”
A National School Nutrition Association survey also found food waste is up in 81.2 percent of schools nationwide, and a study by Cornell and Bringham Young universities estimates the waste at $4 million per day. Students in Los Angeles schools alone are throwing away $100,000 in food per day, ABC reports.


Now, how many of you are surprised by what you read in the above story?
Nobody surprised?  Of course not.  In fact, most of you predicted this outcome years ago, when you first heard about it coming down the pike.

What about Michelle, do you think she’s surprised?  After all, it was her pet program.  Surely she had her hopes pinned upon its success.  Certainly, she’s both surprised and disappointed.

Well, you know what they say about Michelle.  “She’s dumb, but she ain’t that dumb.”  She knew that the kids were going to react this way, every bit as much as you and I did.  The only thing Michelle is surprised about is that there were some school districts, and even states that have told her to take her mandates and regulations and shove them up her ass.  The only thing she’s disappointed about is that she ran out of ways to force them into force them into compliance.

OK then, if Mrs. Obama knew that her school lunch thingy was not going to be accepted by the people who actually had to consume the food, then why did she do it?  That’s where the liberalism comes into play.  You see, in her mind, this whole school lunch fiasco has been a rousing success.  

If you’re having trouble understanding that, it’s probably because you’re all mired down with that logical thought process stuff.  You probably judge the successes and failures in your life by the outcomes.  Silly you!  Who needs those undesired outcomes telling you that you were not successful.

If you are a liberal, you can judge how successful you are by your intentions-  If you had good intentions, you are successful, nevermind the outcome and nevermind that at least half of the people disagree with you.

Michelle knew from the get go, that the school districts wouldn’t want to serve her idea of what a school lunch should be, and she knew that the kids wouldn’t want to eat it, but that didn’t concern her.  She already had good intentions, and she had just the tool to make sure her dream became reality - FORCE - the only thing the liberal mind understands.

All she had to do is FORCE schools to comply by making it a requirement in order for schools to get federal money.  It’s easy to make people comply when you can force them to comply.  Then, the schools tried to force the kids into compliance by taking away any other options the kids may have had.  You can take away the kids vending machines, but you can’t force them to eat the shit you serve.  (At least not yet.)  Kids just ended up throwing out their lunch and pigging out after school.  How many fat kids do you think got skinny as a result of Michelle’s lunch mandates?  Zero?  Less than zero?

Like I said in the beginning of this piece, “I’m sure none of this is a surprise to any of you.”  but what I want you all to take away from this is the difference between liberals and conservatives:  Liberals are all about force.  It’s the only thing they understand.  Think about it.  Virtually any time liberals suggest bringing about some type of change they desire, don’t they always resort to backing it up with some type of force?  Be it a fine, a cutoff of funding, or some other type of penalty, force or the threat of using force is always there.  Do liberals ever stop to think that “If we have to force the people to do something, maybe they disagree with us, and maybe we should rethink what we’re trying to push upon them”?  I doubt if they ever stop to think about anything.

Also, don’t expect them to predict any realistic outcomes or try to anticipate any unintended consequences that arise as a result of their policies.  They don’t play that game.  Oh yeah, did I mention who’s gonna pay for the changes they want to make?  You know who’s gonna pay, the same people who always pay.

Compare all this to the philosophy of conservatives- “Just let the people do what they want.”  It doesn’t cost anything, and you don’t have to coerce people into doing what they want with threats of force.

Now which political philosophy do you want to claim as your own?









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More Shark Jumping by the NFL

Look at the Drudge Report for Monday, 9-15-14.  You don't even need to read the stories, just the headlines.



I can't help but think that if the second and third headline are not currently related, they will be in  the very near future.

I'm telling you, the NFL's going down.  Isn't there anyone in charge at the NFL that understands the average traditional football fan?  They better wake up before they alienate too many of their loyal fans.

No, I mean, "Get a REAL job"

How much ya wanna bet that none of these worthless sacks of shit pay any fees to whoever owns the rights to the characters that they are dressing up as and they are not paying taxes on any of the income they "earn".  Start crackin' down on those two things (like is done with any legitimate business) and you will see quick end to this nonsense.
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source: The New York Times

What Elmo and Spidey Want You to Know: They Have Rights


Seeking Respect From Police, Times Square Mascots Form Alliance

Minnie Mouse and the Penguin from Batman huddled together, looking concerned. They were soon joined by Super Mario, Elmo, Hello Kitty and Goofy, who was carrying his big, plush head in his hands. After a few minutes of talking, they lined up in a row and began to clap and cheer: “Si se puede! Yes we can!”
These and dozens of other cartoon characters who populate Times Square gathered on Tuesday for a news conference to address their public image, which has recently devolved to seem more like the wicked stepmother’s than Cinderella’s.
The street performers have formed a group, New York Artists United for a Smile, that is hoping to create a culture of respect for them and for police officers, asking that the Police Department respect them in turn.
While the performers have pledged to create a system that would help internally regulate their organization and weed out the “bad apples” that have caused problems in the area, they also said they believed the police were singling them out unfairly.
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A woman dressed as Minnie Mouse spoke on behalf of a new street performers’ group, New York Artists United for a Smile, which was formed to improve its members’ faltering public image. CreditAndrew Renneisen/The New York Times
Woody, the cowboy from “Toy Story,” held up a sign that said, “We have rights.”
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Ya want rights and respect?  Try playing by
 the same rules as everyone else does.


Never Give Into Liberal Demands - Never, Ever, Ever

You haven’t seen this headline anywhere yet, have you?

Obesity Rates Falling Rapidly in U.S.

Why?  I mean, haven’t the liberals been pounding on this issue for over thirty years?  Wouldn’t you think that with all the effort and (other people’s) money they've spent, we’d be hearing some success stories as a result of it?  Wouldn’t you think that after three decades (or more) of them spending tax money and curtailing freedom of choice (Aren’t they supposed to be all about the freedom to choose?  Oh yeah, that only applies to killing unborn babies.) that we would have seen at least some progress from the progressives’ efforts?

In this particular area, (The “War on Obesity”), however, we haven’t seen any positive results at all.  This might lead one to believe that the progressives are ineffective, but they are actually something much worse.  They are destructive.  Not just to conservatives and the things conservatives stand for, but to the very people they claim to be advocates of.  There are countless examples of this, but the fast food industry and McDonalds, in particular, is an example that just can’t seem to stay out of the headlines for more than a few days.  Check this out:



source: myfoxny.com

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

 CHICAGO (AP) - Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.
About 1,300 workers will attend sessions Friday and Saturday at an expo center in Villa Park, Illinois, where they'll be asked to do "whatever it takes" to win $15-an-hour wages and a union, said Kendall Fells, organizing director of the national effort and a representative of the Service Employees International Union.
Read more.  Don’t bother, you’ve seen it all a million times before.



Here’s a quick self-diagnosis for you to see if you’re a liberal or conservative.  If you are a liberal, you will wonder what an article about fast food workers’ strikes have to do the “War on Obesity”, but if you are a conservative, you will understand immediately.  For all you liberals out there, heres another article that might help get you up to speed.



source: Daily Finance

Sales Fall at 'Broken' McDonald's


McDonald'sGetty ImagesNot all is happy in McDonaldland.

McDonald's reported its first-quarter earnings Friday morning, and while profit rose slightly, comparable-store sales in the U.S. fell 1.2%. Things were even worse abroad, with comparable sales in Asia, the Middle East and Africa falling 3.3%.

In a statement accompanying the filing, McDonald's (MCD) CEO Don Thompson cited "global economic headwinds" and a "challenging eating-out environment."

The poor sales don't come as a complete shock. While the company reportedimproved profits in the fourth quarter of 2012, it also saw sales decline in key foreign markets and dealt with a drop in operating profit margins.




Still don’t get it libs?  Well let’s go back in time, before you guys managed to screw everything up.

There was a time, back when gas was inexpensive, fast cars were cheap, and McDonalds was awesome.  I went to McDonalds quite often, at least several times per week, and so did almost all of my friends, and the reason we went was because we liked their food.  Back in the “70’s, if I was in the mood for a burger and fries, McDonalds was always my first choice.  Nowadays, I only go there if I’m in a hurry, need to get something to eat quickly, and get back on the road.  This situation only comes up only once every few months.

Now that’s just me, but I have noticed that when I’m with people, they seldom suggest eating at McDonalds.  You might be tempted to say that’s just because my friends and I have gotten older, and our taste have changed, but even when we have kids in the car, no one seems to be that tripped about going to Mickey D’s.  When I was young, all us kids loved going to there, and more often than not, the adults were happy to oblige.  It was fast, cheap, and it made the kids happy.  It’s just not that way anymore.  No wonder sales are down.

What changed?  Us people?  No.  It's the food.  McDonald's just isn’t as good as it used to be, and a large part of it is because they buckled under the pressure of progressive do-gooders rather than listening to their customers.  

In response to concerns about the amount of fat and calories in their food, fast food restaurants have made changes. Taste has suffered and so have sales.  In other words, they are making less money.  Now I’m not saying that this the only reason for the dip in sales, but it certainly is a major one.

You liberals need to ask yourselves:

“Why are fat people, fat?”

“McDonald's.”

No, it’s not McDonald's.  Fat people are fat because they choose to eat as much as they do, rather than listening to people like doctors, friends, family members, etc. If they aren’t going to listen to these people, what makes you think that they are going to listen to you liberals out there?

Now don’t feel so bad.  There are some people who listened to you about the fat and calories in fast food.  You know who they were?  I’ll give you a hint.  The fat people are still going to McDonald's at the same rate as they were before.  All you liberals managed to do, is drive people without weight problems away from fast food through your fear mongering and forcing restaurants to provide food that doesn’t taste as good, resulting in a dip in sales.

If McDonald's (and other fast food chains) are bringing in less money, guess who they have less money to give in pay.  That’s right, the fast food workers.  The very same people that the liberals claim to support, and this is just one example.  The thing people need to understand is that almost everything that liberals try to force upon the free market does the same type of thing.

So now my liberal friends, do you honestly think that if the  unions and the striking fast food workers succeed at getting $15 per hour (or anything anywhere near that), that things will be better for them as a whole?  Remember, it’s people that think like you that are primarily responsible for the dip in fast food sales.  What do you think will happen if you start squeezing the fast food restaurants from both sides by dramatically increasing their costs?  

It’s tough to say exactly what would happen, but I assure you it won’t be 100% of the current fast food workers making a “living wage” and living happily ever after.





Wanna Know What I've Been Doing?

If so, just click on the "Right Side of the Road" button, just below the "Golden Geese" header.  I'll be back to blogging just as soon as I get all this shit taken care of.  Don't forget about me.  I'll post some more stuff here and there, till summer's over, then, I plan to be back at it every day.

Where Have I Been? What Have I Been Doing?


Just in case you are interested, I haven't died and I haven't quit blogging.  There is just some shit that I have to get done before winter.  

 The first thing is getting my Toyota truck rebuilt and a snowplow mounted on it.  I hit a deer with this truck back in 2008, and it's been sitting in the shed ever since.  I've done some work to it over the years, like rebuild the front end, replaced the brakes, and painted the frame, but it has definitely been a back burner project. 

I've been pushing my luck relying on just one truck.  This Toyota could never replace my GMC one ton, but I think it could get me by in the event that I had a breakdown, as long as we didn't have too big a snow fall.  Plus, I think it would be nice to have a truck that got more than 10 mpg.

OK, I admit it.  I got a personality flaw.  Many people, when buying something, will try buy the best thing they can find.  I try to find the worst.  It's like a challenge to me to see if I can bring a rough piece of equipment back to life.

I scored a plow for this Toyota for $200.  Not bad when you consider that some people are paying $6000 and more for a new plow, installed, but I'll tell ya, every component of this plow needed serious attention.  The blade, quadrant, A-frame, pump, truck-side mount, headlights, and controller were all shot.  Anyone with any common sense would have considered any these components, junk, and just thrown them away.

On the other hand, after spending another $200 - $300, I will have this $200 wreck of a plow looking and functioning like new.



Here's what I've got done so far:

Primed and ready for paint.  Still have to build a flatbed and a truck side snowplow mount for it.







3/8 x 6 inch flat stock for new cutting edge on left.  Look how worn the old one on right is. 


A closer look.  Two more snows, and I would have been eating away at my blade - not good.



Snow blades painted and ready to go. (Some assembly required)



Those flat semi-circular plates are Pro-Wing attachments.  Last time I checked, they're about $250.  I think I can build another set myself, for about $50. 
Pump and controller, both rebuilt and ready to go.

What's left of my truck side mount.  That's all I got to work with sports fans.  Everything between these top and bottom pieces was Mickey Mouse, hillbilly-welded junk.  Not even good enough for the scrap iron pile, but when I'm done with it, you won't ever be able to tell the difference from it and a genuine Western Snowplow factory issue piece.

Those are the snowplow lights on top of that pallet.  Even they had to be rebuilt.  They're 90% plastic, but any thing made of steel, including the screws was totally rusted away.  They got plastic sealed beam lights.  I figured for sure they would be burned out.  To my amazement, they both work, both high and low beams.  I bet at least one burns out, the first time I use 'em, which is both good and bad news.  Glass replacements will probably last ten years or more, but sealed beam lights have gotten kinda pricey, now that they haven't been standard equipment on new cars for over 20 years.

American Superiority

Seen at Just a Car Guy

Price per horsepower:

Corvette Z06:        $123
SRT Viper:            $195
Lambo Huracan:   $398
LaFerrari:              $1474
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And added by me:
Any old piece of shit Ford, Chevy or Mopar with a V8 that I can find:                         $10

I rest my case.  American cars are the best value on the planet, followed closely by Japanese cars.  Why would anyone buy anything else?

Joan Rivers Has Always Been Shocking



source:  Gossip Cop

Joan Rivers Calls President “Gay,” Michelle Obama “Tranny” — Watch Video Here

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Michelle




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Joan Rivers calls President Obama “gay” and describesMichelle Obama with a homophobic slur in a new video.
VIDEO BELOW
Asked by a street reporter whether a gay president or a female president will take office first, Rivers replied, “We already have it with Obama.”
“You know Michelle is a tr*nny,” she went on. “A transgender. Weall know.”
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Rivers officiated a gay wedding on Monday.
Last week, she was threatened with a lawsuit for jokes she made about Kristen Stewart.
Check out the video below, and tell us what you think of Rivers’ comments.







What Have I Been Telling You All This Time?

Tesla cars are expensive P.O.S.  They're a joke, and they're every bit as much as a safety and fire hazard as any Ford Pinto.

source: Proof Positive

Stolen Tesla Car-B-Que in So Cal

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I know! It's hardly news any more! But, down in southern California, some enterprising soul decided that, perhaps, an Obamaphone, Obamacare and unemployment were not nearly enough, and the world owed this fellow an electric car!


Fiery crash involving stolen Tesla shuts down La Brea Avenue

This stolen car was being pursued by the police when it hit a light pole, split in two, whereupon half the carcaught fire and the other half impacted a building and wedged itself between two walls.

I don't know about you, but when I read the words "fiery crash" and "split in two" describing an automobile accident, my Spidey sense starts to tingle! Now I realize that there were extenuating circumstances here, namely a high speed chase in a stolen car. Still, it's not hard to imagine someone driving on the freeway at a goodly percentage of that speed, maybe blowing a tire, slicing, dicing and sautéing their shiny new Tesla around a stationary object, or shredding itself on the nearest sixteen wheeler.

We have noted the propensity of electric cars to catch fire herehere, and here. That doesn't even count the retrofits, like Neil Young's famous car-B-que.

Caveat emptor.

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An atomic wedgie that just won't quit!

Then Why are Gas Prices So High?

Do you remember, a long time ago, back in the '70's, stories about gas prices in Saudi Arabia only being about $.19/gal?  Now that we are the biggest oil producer, shouldn't we have ridiculously low gas prices here in the U.S.?

source: Bloomberg

U.S. Seen as Biggest Oil Producer After Overtaking Saudi Arabia

Photographer: Ken James/Bloomberg
Oil pumps stand at the Chevron Corp. Kern River oil field in Bakersfield, California.
The U.S. will remain the world’s biggest oil producer this year after overtakingSaudi Arabia and Russia as extraction of energy from shale rock spurs the nation’s economic recovery, Bank of America Corp. said.
U.S. production of crude oil, along with liquids separated from natural gas, surpassed all other countries this year with daily output exceeding 11 million barrels in the first quarter, the bank said in a report today. The country became the world’s largest natural gas producer in 2010. The International Energy Agency said in June that the U.S. was the biggest producer of oil and natural gas liquids.

Or Beauty

found at Blazing Cat Fur

‘I don’t care about money’: Says Chelsea Clinton, who lives in $11m home, and is paid $600,000 by NBC for doing nothing

'I was curious if I could care about [money] on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t,' Clinton told The Telegraph. 'That wasn’t the metric of success I wanted in my life.'


Overwhelmed

The Feral Irishman sent me a link to this one.  I thought it was worth posting here.

source: cmblake6

Oh YEAH! That one!

06/23/2014
From a “The Rott” page comment:
Jerry Furr Bob: “Hey Jim, did you hear about the Obama administration scandal?
Jim: “You mean his birth certificate being obviously forged and his birth place was actually Kenya?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean releasing 5 dangerous terrorists for a deserter?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean corruption and terrible conditions at the VA after Obama attacked Republicans for it and said he would fix all those problems?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean outing the CIA station chief in Afghanistan?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the Mexican gun running?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean SEAL Team 6?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Obama saying the average family would save $2,500 on their premiums?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Obama having NSA spy on 124 Billion Phone Calls in One Month?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Obama intentionally ignoring our immigration laws?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Bailing out Detroit after decades of corrupt Democratic management?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the State Dept. lying about Benghazi?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean voter fraud?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean Obama saying we can keep our insurance and doctors if we wanted to?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the military not getting their votes counted?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The NSA monitoring foreign diplomats?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the use of drones in our own country without the benefit of the law?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Giving 123 Technologies $300 Million and right after it declared bankruptcy and was sold to the Chinese?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean the president arming the Muslim Brotherhood?”
Bob: “No the other one:.
Jim: “The IRS targeting conservatives?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The DOJ spying on the press?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Sebelius shaking down health insurance executives?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “You mean Obama spending $3.7 Trillion on Welfare Over Last 5 Years”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Giving SOLYNDRA $500 MILLION DOLLARS and 3 months later they declared bankruptcy and then the Chinese bought it?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything else?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Millions of Americans losing their health care coverage?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Forcing Americans to include coverage in their insurance policies of items they do not want?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The president’s ordering the release of nearly 10,000 llegal immigrants from jails and prisons, and falsely blaming the sequester?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The president’s threat to impose gun control by Executive Order in order to bypass Congress?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Providing weapons to Syrian rebels many of whom apparently are Al Qaeda?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The president’s repeated violation of the law requiring him to submit a budget no later than the first Monday in February?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The 2012 vote where 115% of all registered voters in some counties voted 100% for Obama?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The president’s unconstitutional recess appointments in an attempt to circumvent the Senate’s advise-and-consent role?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The State Department interfering with an Inspector General investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “Clinton, the IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “The President using nearly $1 trillion dollars of stimulus money to fund his cronies?”
Bob: “No, the other one”
Jim: “You mean Fast & Furious?”
Bob: “No, the other one.”
Jim: “I give up! … Oh wait, I think I got it! … You mean that 65 million low-information voters who don’t pay taxes and get free stuff from taxpayers and stuck us again with the most pandering, corrupt administration in American history?”
Bob: “THAT’S THE ONE!”

Breaking News


Hillary Clinton Drops Out of Presidential Race to Become New Iron Maiden Mascot
Dead ringer for Eddie



Eddie, long time mascot for English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, announced his retirement last Thursday to the dismay of fans world wide.

"I'm just getting too old." said Eddie, "You think getting old's tough when you're alive, it's even tougher when you're dead. I just can't keep up with the touring and rock star lifestyle anymore."

Eddie's calling it quits, but fortunately, Maiden's found a "Dead Ringer"

Luckily for Maiden fans, the band has found a replacement, just in time for its upcoming album.  When offered the job, Hillary immediately jumped at the opportunity.  "I think it will be a relatively seamless transition.", said Clinton, "I can party with best of 'em.  Most fans probably won't even notice the switch."