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The repository of one hard-boiled egg from the south suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (and the occassional guest-blogger). The ramblings within may or may not offend, shock and awe you, but they are what I (or my guest-bloggers) think.

Archive for June 19th, 2008

The Morning Scramble/Open Thread Thursday – 6/19/2008

Allergies have knocked me flat, so I’m not in Manitowoc.


  • Charlie Sykes points to the topic of discussion in Manitowoc and La Crosse today; “Healthy” (and Depopulated) Wisconsin. The money quote – “If (the assumption that health care costs can be brought closer to wages) cannot be accomplished, given the assumptions put forth by the plan’s supporters themselves, the program will face a shortfall of between $4.79 billion and $10 billion by 2017. The tax rate on businesses will have to increase to 13.51% and on employees to 4.62% in order to keep the program solvent in just nine years.”
  • The Vintage One remembers a couple of Communist traitors who received their just reward 55 years ago today.
  • Samantha Sault begins the wrap-up the reaction to the growing calls to nationalize the oil industry. Allow me to continue with a few that weren’t on that list.
  • Rick Moran whacks the Left like a good Sicilian.
  • Shoebox really lets the cat out of the bag. As Paul Socha points out, “Communism is alive and well in the United States.”
  • Owen caught the BBC practicing some bias. Incredibly, as a result of letting that cat out of the bag, the BBC changed their picture from Knut to an old James Bond movie set (or so says James Wigderson in the comments).
  • GOPgal lists the members of the House who support (or at least claim to support) the proper solution; more drilling. Somebody needs to explain to Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner that the introduction of ANWR oil to the world market, even if it doesn’t make it to Wisconsin, will reduce prices just as much as if it does make it to Wisconsin.

    One more thing; where’s Paul Ryan? He’s usually smart on items like this.

  • Purple Avenger warns that because we’re driving less, the gas tax is going to go up. After all, government can never live with only what they had last year.
  • Headless Blogger has the new slogan for the corn crop. One thing; our “friends” at ADM (and thus in the governor’s mansion) want but one of those three choices.

Even though this is late, I managed to avoid all mentions of the Obamination. Where’s my cookie from Mike Huckabee? Oops, guess I just lost the cookie; I have the same answer to the Huckster as Matt Lewis and Fred Thompson (courtesy Ed Morrissey).

The Cat’s Out of the Bag

by @ 5:59. Filed under Energy.

While I don’t enjoy paying $4/gallon for gas, I have enjoyed watching the Democrats become human Gumby’s as they twist trying to find new reasons why the majority of the American public  are wrong when it comes to expanding drilling.

I figured that the game would continue to play and like good chess players, the Dems would work hard to avoid getting their king cornered.

I thought wrong.

The pressure on the Dems has surely increased,  evidently to the point of breaking, at least for some.   As recorded by Fox,at and around a press conference where the Dems were attempting to explain why they were smarter than the President and nearly all other Americans, the following was said:

You cannot drill your way out of this.

Current mantra of those beholden to the Envirowhackos by Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Select Committee on Global Warming.

The governors of California and the governors of Florida are going to scream this is not the way to go.

Gee, I think I heard Charlie Crist was now on board Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), member of the House Appropriations Committee and one of the most-ardent opponents of off-shore drilling, you may want to get you’re updated talking points.

What we do has to be in the interest of the American people. Not major corporations.

Gee Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), last I looked the majority of the American people did want drilling to increase. Being a Democrat, I can only assume that you’re including dead people and illegal aliens in your counts of “majorities” just like you do when you count elections.

It’s like when I talk to my kids. Before we’re going to talk about dessert, we’ve got to talk about what’s on your plate. I hope I’m a little more successful with the oil industry than I am with my kids.

Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), chairman of the House Select Committee on Global Warming. Well now Ed, I need to talk to you like I talked to my boys when they were 4….

Do it now, do not pass go, do not collect $200. Do nothing else until you complete this one simple takes that I have asked you to do multiple times!

Finally, the quote that is the Coupe de grace and shows the Dems true colors and just how much pressure they are facing is this quote, once again from Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), member of the House Appropriations Committee and one of the most-ardent opponents of off-shore drilling:

We (the government) should own the refineries. Then we can control how much gets out into the market.

Sounds a lot like Maxine Waters a couple of weeks back when excoriating oil executives for a problem that the Dems have created:

Guess what this liberal will be all about? Socializing!

Not like it was a BIG secret but the cat’s out of the bag. The Left is all about envy.   They don’t want anyone to have it better than anyone else….everyone gets the same outcome regardless of what effort they’ve put into it.   The Dems are envious because a two bit tyrant, Hugo Chavez has managed not only to take full control of a country and kill all desent in only 9 short years but he’s also managed to line his personal pockets by “nationalizing” the oil companies.   The Dems want the same outcome.   The Dems want higher gas prices because they want to run the oil and gas companies and line their personal pockets.

Keep the government out of business. Send the Dems to the poor house!   Keep the pressure on them!
Drill here, drill now, pay less!

It’s A Theory…

by @ 5:20. Filed under Miscellaneous.

I saw this first yesterday and just couldn’t bring myself to post on it.   Today I see it picked up by nearly every Wire service and many blogs so…..I guess I have to ask.

The Smoking Gun  reports on a 52 year old woman suing Victoria’s Secret because some bling off her thong let lose and hit her in the eye.

Some thoughts and observations:

  • I looked all over the internet to find a picture of this lady; I couldn’t find one.   Does that make you as suspicious as me that safe loading limits may have been exceeded?
  • I don’t get the whole underwear line thing.   Whether I’m wearing boxers or briefs, the lines are what the lines are.   I don’t see them and if you do, well, you’re looking in the wrong place.
  • As part of my public service, if you’re prone to wearing thongs don’t.   Dr. Manny says they are bad for you.

My final thought, actually a question…How do you get your head in a position to get hit by flying bling from your underwear while you’re putting your underwear on?   The only answer I can come up with is that the name used in the lawsuit is an alias. The defendant is actually a Democrat Congress person  who was hit in the eye with the bling as she was trying to put her head up her ass to avoid hearing the public’s clamoring for increased domestic drilling.

At least that’s my theory.

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