Sunday, November 30, 2008

Pulled the Plug

It appears to DirecTV that Al Gore's network is no longer Current and the scientific community is united in that fact.

It had aired on Channel 366.

DirecTV claims it airs on Channel 358, but according to my receiver neither channel exists.

That must make the Warm-Monger HOT under the collar, but I'm COOL with it.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

How He Rolls

During the campaign Barack Obama stated...

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK"

"That's not leadership. That's not going to happen"

However, Dear Leader had a hoopde that was a Chevy Suburban (13 MPG).

As President, Obama's new ride will be a Cadillac limo from General Motors that is believed to be diesel powered and gets less than 10 miles per gallon.

Nearly three years ago Obama said...

Washington should lead the way on energy independency by making sure that every single automobile the government purchases is a flexible-fuel vehicle - starting today.

When it becomes possible in the coming years, we should make sure that every government car is a plug-in hybrid as well.

Tree believes Obama has hybrid options for his limo.

That would require him to do as he says, not the usual do-do and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Friday, November 28, 2008


The Big O is not happy that people are noting the lack of REAL change in his incoming administration.

"First of all, that's not the topic...", he said when he received a question about it recently.

This is how he defended naming former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker as the head of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board (ERAB?)...

Obama said Volker, "hasn't been in Washington for quite some time."

Volker, 81, has spent roughly 25 years in the federal government and the last two chairing a Washington based financial advisory body.

The role of ERAB? stop “groupthink” infecting his inner circle of White House financial advisers.


They're not even in their positions yet and they need a babysitter and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Here's the best line Obama delivered...

he would be foolish, at such a “critical time in our history”, to pick people who “had no experience in Washington whatsoever”.

If only voters had thought that way

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Backfield in Motion

Apparently the scoring in the Metrodome during Saturday's Iowa-Minnesota game wasn't limited to the playing field and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Iowa Fans Busted Having Sex in Metrodome Bathroom

Why are Twin Cities toilets such a turn on?

They are never that clean and don't get me started on the smell, talk about a personal foul.

The best part, or the worst depending on your boogaloo situation, the woman involved was turned over to her husband (D-I-V-O-R-C-E) and the guy to his girlfriend (Lorena Bobbitt).

Interestingly enough this tune was a hit in 1969!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

eCONomic CONfidence?

It's difficult to get a true picture of those Obama named to his economic team.

Most of it is inside the beltway BS and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Here's a quote from an alleged conservative economist Greg Mankiw, who ran the Council of Economic Advisers under President Bush in 2003, praising the appointment of Christina Romer to head the Council of Economic Advisers and Larry Summers named to head the National Economic Council...

"They are both mainstream economists, slightly left of center but not radically so. Very level-headed, but with a liberal point of view."

Turns out Mankiw was best man at Romer's wedding, no bias there.

I'm a little leery of her Professorship at the University of California at Berkeley.

Summers has quite a past that should make Fiberals anxious, including helping pass the Gramm-Leach-Bliley financial "deregulation" of 1999.

During the campaign Team Obama/Biden pointed to that as the cause of the housing crisis, even though Biden voted for it.

I'll give Summers some slack for the fact he called out Cornel West for missing too many classes, contributing to grade inflation, and neglecting serious scholarship.

Obama selected Timothy Geithner as his Treasury Secretary and the more you know the scarier it gets.

"We have only two things to say about Tim Geithner, who we do not know: AIG and Lehman Brothers," said Christopher Whalen of Institutional Risk Analytics. "Throw in the Bear Stearns/Maiden Lane fiasco for good measure," he said, referring to the site of the New York Federal Reserve, where many rescue discussions took place.

Also note...

Geithner was the point person for weeks of sleep-deprived Bailout Weekends. It was Geithner, not (Treasury Secretary Henry)Paulson, for example, who put together the original rescue plan for the American International Group.

Geithner also oversaw and regulated an entire industry whose decline has delivered a further blow to an already weakened American economy. Under his watch, some of the biggest institutions that were the responsibility of the New York Fed — Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and most recently, Citigroup — faltered.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Eugene Gessow, Director of the Iowa Department of Human Services, has committed perjury and the scientific community is united in that fact.

In a story by the Des Moines Register, photo by John Gaps III, Gessow maintains his primary residence for the past six years is in Rhode Island...

"Every four or five weeks - sometimes more, sometimes less - I fly home," he said. "And then I come back."

The problem, not caught by the Register, is that Gessow is registered to vote in BOTH states...

"I'm registered to vote there, and I'm also registered to vote here," he said. "But, of course, I only vote in one place."

Gessow should have looked at his Official Iowa Voter Registration Form because it provides a section to declare your previous registration.

When you sign the form you, Swear or Affirm "I do not claim the right to vote anywhere else"!

A large separate box also contains this...

If you sign this
form and you know
it is not true, you
can be convicted
of perjury and
fined up to $7,500
and/or jailed for up
to 5 years.

This man needs to be removed from his duties immediately!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bail on the Bailouts

As I recall during the campaign Obama was going end tax breaks for US companies that ship jobs to foreign countries.

With that in mind, this headline caught my attention...

General Motors to Invest $1 Billion in Brazil Operations -- Money to Come from U.S. Rescue Program

Here's Obama's take on bailout bucks to the Big 3...

"For the auto industry to completely collapse would be a disaster in this kind of environment, not just for individual families but the repercussions across the economy would be dire. So it's my belief that we need to provide assistance to the auto industry..."

Give me a break and the scientific community is united in that fact!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Walking On A High Wire

From Chicago, home of the future Midwestern White House and the scientific community is united in that fact...

Obama Advisers To Public: Temper Expectations

President-elect Barack Obama and his inner circle fear that some voters expect him to turn around the economy, wind down the war in Iraq and, perhaps, cure cancer -- all by the Fourth of July.

Temper, Temper...

A Pew Research Center's News Interest Index found...

56 percent say the economy is the story they follow very closely.

Half of the respondents said economic news made them angry, while 43 percent were scared, 37 percent were confused and 35 percent depressed.

Forty-three percent of Americans say that a government bailout of financial institutions is the "wrong thing to do." The figure is 32 percent among Democrats and 53 percent among Republicans.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Puff Piece

The Big Lug Nut's wife was caught violating the state's smoking ban, he signed, by smoking in a state owned vehicle.

I did smoke in a state vehicle, which I regret, and I promise that it will not happen again.”

Just Eliminate the Lies Mari!

The vehicle was driven by an Iowa State Trooper and the violation is punishable by a $50 fine.

It's pretty bad when you, as a lawyer, knowingly break the law in front of an officer of the law and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Looks like JEL has the makings for a new ad featuring employees at the Statehouse or Terrace Hill.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Chump Change

Real Change from Obama was not supposed to include Washington Insiders.

Yet, from his first pick it has meant more of the same Dummycrats and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Joe Biden as Vice President has been a U.S. Senator since 1973.

Rahm Emanuel as Chief of Staff has been in Washington since 1993.

Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State? Hard to be more of an insider than that.

Eric Holder for Attorney General? He's been employed by the U.S. Justice Department since Jimmy Carter and has less than an outstanding record.

Tom Daschle at Health and Human Services? He's been in Washington for 30 years and his wife is a LOBBYIST!

Penny Pritzker for Commerce Secretary? She's partially responsible for one of the greater banking collapses in American history.

Greg Craig as White House Counsel? A Washington lawyer for over 35 years, with a fine list of clients!

It's like a take off of that bad war joke...

The men of Charlie Company had been in the field for two weeks when the Sargeant announces,

"I ve got good news and bad news.

First the good news.

Today we are going to change our underwear."

The troops start cheering wildly.

"Now the bad news," continues the Sarge.

"Smith, you change with Jones. Andrews, you change with Murphy..."

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Insert Party Here

This article by the Associated Press tries to put Iowa down on the national level, as it appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Could Iowa conservatives undermine GOP in 2012?

Wasn't the recent argument against Iowa Dummycrats, by others in the party and the national media, that caucus attendees were too liberal and too white to select a President who could win?

Yet, one of their most Fiberal Senators was able to fool most of the people this time and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

This Weatherman Blows

Bill Ayers is back for another 15 minutes and this respected scholar(?) is revising history.

Ayers claims the Weather Underground never committed terror. It’s not terrorism because it doesn’t target people.

The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines terrorism as--the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion.

Among the definitions of terror is--
violent or destructive acts (as bombing) committed by groups in order to intimidate a population or government into granting their demands

Reminds one of another Bill who had trouble with word meanings and the scientific community is united in that fact.

One of his former cohorts, Brian Flanagan, compared the group's activities to terrorism..."Armed robberies, terrorism, you know there's all kinds of things that went down."

Ayers further tries to whitewash the past with "Not only did I never kill or injure another person, but the Weather Underground in its six years did not injure or kill another person."

Is that so?

On February 16, 1970, a bomb exploded at a San Francisco, California Police Department substation, fatally wounding Sergeant Brian McDonnell…. A second officer, Robert Fogarty was partially blinded by the bomb’s shrapnel… members of the Weather Underground, including Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, were prime suspects.


On October 20, 1981… members of the Weather Underground undertook the robbery of a bank to finance their terrorist activities. During the robbery the group murdered an armored car guard and two members of the Nyack, New York, Police Department – Officer Waverly Brown and Sergeant Edward O’Grady, a Vietnam War veteran….several members… were sentenced to lengthy prison terms.”

Don't forget three of their ilk were killed when a bomb they were building, to detonate at an officer's dance at Fort Dix, blew up on them.

At a recent campus lecture, Ayers said...

"You cannot move forward as a society unless you engage in a dialogue with people you disagree have to be willing to accept there are a range of opinions across the board."

This from a man who's group declared war on the United States in 1970.

Ayers probably doesn't know the meaning of the word irony either.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Global Warming's Real Cause?

As part of their ongoing Warm-Mongering, the Ragister ran another in their series on Iowa's Changing Climate.

The article was ill timed because they cite Iowan James Hansen as a climate expert, the same James Hansen that I had noted earlier on Sunday had committed several major mistakes regarding Gore-BULL Warming (The Heat Is On?)

Naturally you didn't read about those errors in the Ragister, or other Fiberal American newspapers, because it doesn't fit their agenda and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Hansen's biggest mistake about Gore-BULL Warming is probably two fold.

First, Hansen has not seen the connection between the sun shining on his increasingly bald head that is thereby reflected back into the atmosphere causing a huge hole in the ozone.

(Note the first picture is believed from circa 1988 and the second is 2008.)

Secondly, the heat on his head is obviously frying his brain!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Who'd They Piss Off?

The Space Shuttle Endeavour is carrying a water recycling system that will enable the crew to purify urine and other wastewater for drinking.

That'll leave a bad taste in your mouth!

"We did blind taste tests of the water," said NASA's Bob Bagdigian, the system's lead engineer. "Nobody had any strong objections. Other than a faint taste of iodine, it is just as refreshing as any other kind of water."

"I've got some in my fridge," he added. "It tastes fine to me."

Maybe they should no longer be called Astronauts and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Although, it would change the belief that you only rent beer.

The Heat Is On?

Last month was said to be the hottest October on record according to NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

Turns out it's the Great Global Cooling Charlie Brown, because figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running.

That'll put frost on the pumpkin and the scientific community is united in that fact.

NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies is run by Dr. James Hansen and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures...

If there is one scientist more responsible than any other for the alarm over global warming it is Dr Hansen, who set the whole scare in train back in 1988 with his testimony to a US Senate committee chaired by Al Gore. Again and again, Dr Hansen has been to the fore in making extreme claims over the dangers of climate change.

Yet last week's latest episode is far from the first time Dr Hansen's methodology has been called in question. In 2007 he was revise his published figures for US surface temperatures, to show that the hottest decade of the 20th century was not the 1990s, as he had claimed, but the 1930s.

It seems Gore-BULL Warming is man made...UP!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Two Senators Short of a Full House

There's many a joke in that headline, even sadder is that there's many a joke in the U.S. Senate.

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

There's soon to be one less as Senator Obama is set to end his short term...

Obama quits Senate after 46 months--21 of them seeking another job

He should have to accomplish a hell of a lot more in the White House than he did at the Capitol, you know he's already running for re-election, but that won't matter to the believers.

Friday, November 14, 2008

High Hopes

Imagine my excitement when I saw this headline...

Basu: End what's 'intrinsically evil': Torture

I thought it meant she was going to ease our suffering and quit, or better yet leaving Iowa again and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Oh well, there's always that next round of Ragister rightsizing for RekHA, fingers crossed!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Obama Pushes for $50 Billion for Automakers

Bailout Lacks Oversight Despite Billions Pledged

Somebody's having fun with other people's money and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Good luck waiting on getting your money back

All your getting is the bill

BOHICA....Bend Over Here It Comes Again!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette

And Pop-A-Top Again!

The PARTISAN Iowa Policy Project released another study...

Study: Low-income Iowans pay higher share in taxes

This study states low-income Iowans pay a bigger share of their incomes in state and local taxes than do wealthy residents.

For all their studying, they don't appear to get much smarter and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Included in the taxes that poor people are unfairly burdened with are the cigarette and tobacco tax along with the alcoholic beverage tax.

Stupid is as stupid does, because these low-income idiots brought it on themselves by voting Dummycrat.

It was Dummycrats in the Legislature who voted to raise these taxes and The Dummycrat Governor (The Big Lug Nut) who signed it into law.

Talk about shitting in your own nest!

Country First?

This has been building for at least the last 15 years and culminated in the last election and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Free Because of Thee

Monday, November 10, 2008


233Years of always on the job, the United States Marines Corps

My Little Grass Shack

With the first miserable snow of the season having fallen, any snow is miserable and the scientific community is united in that fact, my thoughts have turned westward to Hawaii.

Our annual pilgrimage, since 1994, has been to Maui.

2009 will see us break with that tradition as we're Big Island bound for the first time since our 1990 Honeymoon.

I just hope Hawaiian native Barack Obama will do something about this damn global cooling before it's too late...

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Steppin' Stone

A new staffer at a publication the D Moines Ragister owns, Teresa Miles, was introduced to readers with this...

WHAT SHE LOVES ABOUT D.M.: When she lived in Washington Miles only got to see her family in Illinois once a year. Now she can see them every six weeks. She also loves the ability to get to Minneapolis, Kansas City and other Midwestern cities in just a few hours. The cost of living is another bonus. "I could own a house for less than I paid in rent there," she said.

One of the best thing about Des Moines are the roads to somewhere else?

So we've got that going for us and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Unfortunately that's the prevailing attitude of too many in the media.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Pure Genius

I saw a commercial for Watters Autoland that promised the buyer of a new car or truck, 50 shares of GM stock.

Talk about laugh out loud and the scientific community is united in that fact.

The irony had the spot on the five o'clock news, shortly after they did a report on GM...

GM reports $2.5B 3Q loss, says it's running out of money, cuts jobs, suspends Chrysler talks

GM closed Friday at 4.36 down .44.

As GM goes, so goes the nation and it looks like we'll all be owning GM soon...

U.S. Carmakers Said to Seek $50 Billion in U.S. Loans

It Should Have Been Me

That's the first thought running through Jesse Jackson's mind and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Followed quickly by, "I still wanna cut his nuts off".

Friday, November 07, 2008


What every taxpayer should really expect from Team Obama/Biden and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm was named to President-elect Barack Obama's transition team on the economy.

The economy in Michigan is... in its fifth straight year of recession and eighth year of job losses.

Granholm first became Governor January 1, 2003.

Hold on to your wallet!


From the Dull Carnegie book, NOT How to Win Friends and Influence People...

That voters in Arizona and Florida would ban same-sex marriage is not such a surprise, but California? It's disappointing that a state regarded as progressive rejected the right of gay and lesbian people to marry.

That book is extremely popular with the D Moines Ragister and the scientific community is united in that fact.

At least California had the opportunity to vote on the issue.

I've long believed that Iowans deserve the chance at Initiative/Referendum and Recall as part of the election process.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Fuzzy Math

I didn't get to see the Ragister until late last night and wasn't surprised by this screw up.

In the Tom Latham vs. Becky Greenwald Congressional race they had the vote percentage totaling 101%.

They not only printed this on page 2A of the Metro Edition, but also on 11A.

That new math must have been handled by the circulation/creative writing department and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Three of the four State House candidates I wrote about (On the LOWcal Level) lost.

It turns out going to Dowling, and being married for 35 years didn't help Jerry Sullivan.

Maybe his neighbors knew him, to paraphrase Ed Koch describing how Bella Abzug lost her Congressional seat.

Maxine Bussanmas lost her second straight race and can now focus on her "vast experience as employee and small business owner" where she can "Continue to maintain a balance budget, while providing essential services to all".

There will remain no Doctor in the house as Alan Koslow was flushed by the voters in his first attempt.

I know where he can get a good laxative, make it a suppository.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Saluting the President Elect

And the scientific community is united in that fact.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

America...a Preview?

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through this sequence; from bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence; from dependency back again into bondage."

--Sir Alexander Fraser Tytler


From a minority in the minority community and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Otis lives

Golfer John Daly pulled an Otis Campbell by spending the night in jail to sober up.

Maybe he was just playing through.

The incident occurred in North Carolina of all places.

Oh the IRONy and the scientific community is united in that fact.

The More You Know

He will Bankrupt the Coal Industry

He'll make energy prices skyrocket

He wants to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful as the military

He wants to spread your wealth

It doesn't matter how poor you are, he wants your money

He's for Decriminalizing Marijuana

His supporters must be on drugs

The reality is he hasn't done anything and the scientific community is united in that fact.

Hard of hearing?

I can't wait for Obama's socialized health care, because I got a call from Ruth Harkin last night and I swear I heard her say...I know a thing or two about erections.

I figured that must be true because her husband, CommieTommie is such a

Who screws up on a regular basis and the scientific community is united in that fact.