Archive for August 2011

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Texas Ranks Dead Last In Total Job Creation, Accounting For Labor Force Growth

ThinkProgress is pushing this meme.  The idea is that Texas isn’t really creating jobs, because every time we come up with four new jobs, five people move here to compete for them.

In other news, it turns out that McDonalds doesn’t actually sell more hamburgers, accounting for customer growth.  Emmett Smith didn’t really lead in career rushing yards accounting for number of rushing attempts.

And Thinkprogress is dead last on the internet in hits, accounting for the IQ of its followers.

Cop Acting Like Pet Killer Killed

What lessons will the cops learn from this?

Later in police custody, Hitcho told investigators he ordered Lasso to get off his property if he didn’t have a warrant, court records say.

“He tried to kill my dogs and pointed a gun in my face,” Hitcho said. “… I do not care if you a cop or not … Unbelievable.”

For the record, set all the Taser crap aside — a Taser looks like a pistol, and the stupid chief who was there told him aloud in front of the property owner, “shoot the dogs”.

For reference, please be reminded of this:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

The lesson I take from it is to stop invading the security of people’s houses without warrants, and to stop acting like you have the right to kill people’s pets.  You know, like the constitution says.

I’m sorry, but no matter how much off a piece of shit the shooter is, if you get killed while violating someone’s civil rights, tough titty said the kitty.

It’s not like this hasn’t been coming a long, long time.

Perry vs. Bush

If the plan is to claim that Perry isn’t a politician who does what is expedient…  then Obama should start working on his concession speech now.

Terrorist is Now Meaningless

Terrorist is now a word that you can safely dismiss when you hear it.  It, like a long list of words, once had a specific meaning tied to a particular way of doing things.  Now, thanks to Biden and others, that word no longer has any meaning.  Frankly, I think the Tea Party types should just leave it alone, because I think in the public zeitgeist we all recognize that it has no meaning when it is used now.  It just means “someone I don’t like”, and joins this esteemed list:

  • fascist
  • racist
  • Nazi
  • conservative

So, when you hear an American called a terrorist, just substitute a college sorority girl yelling “FASCIST!” in your mind, and you’ll get the right gist.

Treason from the Fed

Is it “almost treasonous” for Fed to launch stimulus before election?

Well, if you ask the US government… yes.  Because they convicted a guy of terrorism for printing his own money.

“Attempts to undermine the legitimate currency of this country are simply a unique form of domestic terrorism,” U.S. Attorney Tompkins said in announcing the verdict. “While these forms of anti-government activities do not involve violence, they are every bit as insidious and represent a clear and present danger to the economic stability of this country,” she added. “We are determined to meet these threats through infiltration, disruption, and dismantling of organizations which seek to challenge the legitimacy of our democratic form of government.”

When the Fed does something to “undermine the legitimate currency of this country” it is “a unique form of domestic terrorism.”

Should it be that way?  No.  But there’s a poor bastard in federal prison who shows that they say it is.

The Constitution says:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.

If the US Government says that undermining the legitimate currency is challenging the legitimacy of our democratic form of government, then the Fed is guilty of treason.