Friday, February 8, 2008

From The Peoples Republik Of Berkeley

What did Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks once say? Something about being ashamed she was from Texas. Well, I feel the same way about Kalifornia. It makes me want to scream when I see old fucking Hippies like these trashing the USMC.

Are You Surprised?

From the Chicago Tribune: HOUSTON - A defendant in the racially-charged Jena 6 case in Louisiana has been arrested for assault after an altercation at the suburban Dallas high school he is now attending, potentially complicating his legal defense in Jena and dispiriting some of his supporters.

That didn't take too long. Come to think of it, I'm surprised it took as long as it did. One of the shit-stains from the Jena Six, Bryant Purvis, is in trouble again. Actually, more than one of these "victims" have re-offended since the original incident. Mychal Bell is back in jail too. These young thugs are reminiscent of the scumbags Damian Football Williams, Antoine Miller, Henry Keith Watson and Anthony Brown who nearly stomped to death trucker Reginald Denny at the start of the L.A. riots. Damian Williams is now serving a life sentence for murder and Antoine Miller died in 2004 after being shot in a night club.

Why isn't the fat pimp from NYC, Al Sharpton, weighing in on the situation now? Could it be he can't get any mileage out of the case since this time it involves an unambiguous black on white attack? Maybe Sharpton is working on a new drug deal with the Feds. Either way, if Fat Al really gave a shit about race relations in the U.S. he'd be down there with his entourage trying to make things right, not expoiting it for his own personal gain. This thug-in-training Purvis has a great future to look forward to. Among his options are prison, drug problems, violence issues, etc... He's creating his own personal stereotype. No one had to do it for him.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Surprise Surprise - ORU In Trouble Again

From AP: TULSA, Okla. - More than $1 billion a year was inappropriately funneled through Oral Roberts University, a lawsuit by a former senior accountant at the scandal-plagued school alleges.

Say it isn't so. ORU is in trouble again! Seems these greedy scam artists/evangelists never learn. ORU has been allegedly "cooking the books" according to a former employee. By funneling funds to support lavish lifestyles, the School officials at ORU are living large. Normally I wouldn't give a shit about this kind of story but my late Mother was constantly deluged via snail-mail for donations from crooks like these.

I can recall one incident with someone named "Brother Jimmy" who began sending her mail requesting cash. Being an old lady with a fixed income she could not afford to help buy these assholes nice houses and Cadilacs. I recall one time walking into her apartment and she showed me a letter with a key. The key was made out of some type of cheap metal but it had a lovely shine to it. Kind of like "Brother Jimmy." Anyway, the mail made the ridiculous statement that the key was her personal "Key To Heaven" and all she had to do was make a donation (I have forgotten the amount) to activate the key. Well, I made a lot of noise about what a scam it was and advised her to trash the damn key along with the mail. I'll never know for sure whether she did or not but I was seriously pissed. This type of scam preys on the most vulnerable of our society - the elderly and those with the blindest of faith. Don't think for one minute these later-day Elmer Gantry's don't know who they're getting most of their cash from. They are well aware it's the elderly and in some cases those with senile demntia.

Can anyone remember the ridiculous claim Oral Roberts himself made in 1987? He asked for eight million dollars in donations claiming he would be "called home" by God if he didn't raise the money. He did eventually raise nine million dollars. I wonder how many poor people went without new coats and shoes so he could live like a king.

So, if these charges are true, I surely want to see these crooks to go to jail. They've fleeced enough of the faithful and sheared enough of their flocks. Time to pay the band. Oral and Richard Roberts, are you listening?

Kalifornia Weather - You Gotta Love It!

Nothing beats the weather on the Left Coast. Living in the Los Angeles area puts me in zone 10 of the gardening zones which means I get to grow all year long. Depending on the heat and other factors I usually get veggies in January and February that can't be grown until June and July in some our colder zones. All of this foliage is coming out of three five-gallon buckets. Spring is getting closer so I'm gonna have a blast.
Here are some Summer veggies I'm growing right now on my balcony. Cherry Tomatoes are in the background, with Catskill Dwarf Variety Brussels Sprouts toward the middle of the balcony and finishing up with some straight-neck Summer Squash. I'm getting small production right now because it's been cold even for Kaliforina standards the last month or so. We are heading into one of our Winter mini-heat waves for the next few days. Temps will be in the seventies so things are looking good.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

No Fatties Served Here!

JACKSON, Miss. - A state lawmaker wants to ban restaurants from serving food to obese customers.

Here's another asshole, er, I meant Politician, engaged in Social Engineering. Yeah, he was just trying to raise awareness on the subject of obesity. Kind of like the "Aids Awareness" campaigns in Hollywood that seem to never end. If I'm not mistaken, the Entire Universe is now aware of Aids.

This "tongue in cheek" law was never intended to be taken seriously or actually pass according to its author John Read of Mississippi. Then why don't you do what you're paid for and stop with the bullshit and frivolous laws Mr. Read? At 5'11" and 230 pounds he could actually be the first person refused service. Lay off the biscuits and gravy dipshit.

Make no mistake about it. These "laws" are just the doorway to more so-called "sin taxes" designed by politicians to pick the pockets of the average joe. With tobacco tax revenues beginning to decline, the pigs in the various State and Federal Congresses will have to be more creative in their methods when it comes to stealing YOUR money. It's only the start.

Smokers have been victimized in the form of "sin taxes" for years designed to encourage them to quit and improve their health. But many of these taxes are in actuallity surrepticious ways of funding pet government projects and are often never used for their intended purpose. How about some of you politicians start doing what your constituents elected you for and stop with the Nanny State bullshit? Click on the link below.