30 June 2013

The Agitprop Decimal System.

Team Hopenchange wants to make sure derelict porn surfers, bums, and elementary kids who are researching their school reports, are signed up for ObamaCare. They're recruiting your local librarian into another pro-Obama fifth column, this time paid for with your local taxes:

The nation’s librarians will be recruited to help people get signed up for insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Up to 17,000 U.S. libraries will be part of the effort to get information and crucial computer time to the millions of uninsured Americans who need to get coverage under the law…

I just love this part:

Libraries will be particularly important in conservative states that are not making much effort to promote the health law’s opportunities.

Libraries are local entities.  They are not an arm of the Federal government.

Walk Like An Egyptian.

A few secular Egyptians get together tell Obama's buddy Morsi, and his fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood, to piss off.  Just a few.

Let's see how long it takes for MSNBC to blame all this on Sarah Palin and the Koch brothers.

More Adventures From The Bureaucrat Chronicles.

When it comes to the slight-of-hand business, seems the Federal Government doesn't like competition:  The USDA now requires magicians file a disaster plan for their rabbits. Really.

27 June 2013

Jesus Never Said Anything About Living Room Furniture.

As long as the relationship is committed, loving, and monogamous, this guy would make a great Episcopalian.

And Now For Something, Completely Different.

Well, he is a French Bulldog, after all.

26 June 2013

Even More Adventures From The Bureaucrat Chronicles. (UPDATED AND BUMPED)

You can't game the system if you don't get out there and play:

They found that just before opening Strong Castle, Castillo filed for a "disability rating" with the Veterans Administration, citing a "foot injury he suffered in 1984" -- 27 years ago -- while playing sports at a military prep school.

That rating enabled Castillo to register Strong Castle as a "service-disabled, veteran-owned small business," eligible for preferential treatment in bidding competitions.

"Understand -- never served a day on active duty, went to a school at taxpayers' expense and had a minor injury that didn't keep him from going on to play college ball," Issa said.

(UPDATE) Let's hear the guy at the IRS explain to his employers - that would be you and me - why the IRS doled out questionable bids worth up to $500 million:

This is revolting. The IRS doesn't need reform, it needs complete replacement. I am starting to like the Fair Tax more and more. Let arrogant, career bureaucrats like Roseman go pound sand, and thank their lucky stars they aren't all tossed in jail. They have forgotten who they work for.  I'd rather have a petty dealer of loose joints out free in society than the likes of Lois Lehrner or this Roseman fellow - at least the former provides something people want.  Unlike the latter.

(UPDATE)  What a shameless douchebag.  Note that the woman who dressed down Castillo is a real veteran, with a real service-related injury, received in real combat.

People, People - Calm Down.

To my Lefty friends:   No, the Supremes yesterday did not disenfranchise blacks and make them non-citizens.

To my friends on the Right:  No, the Supremes did not just make gay marriage legal in all 50 States.

Please read the opinions, and understand the issues at play, before you get all hot and bothered.

More Adventures From The Bureaucrat Chronicles.

Hey, it beats working:

Two IRS credit cards were used to buy online pornography, though the employees said the cards were stolen. One of the workers reported five agency credit cards lost or stolen.

But wait! There's more:

For example, investigators found that one IRS employee spent $2,655 on diet pills, romance novels, steaks, a smartphone and baby-related items, including bottles, games and clothes. The case was referred to the IG's office that investigates employee misconduct, the report said.

Among other "improper" purchases identified by the inspector general:

— $3,152 to rent a popcorn machine and to buy prizes for an employee event, including bandanas, stuffed animals, sunglasses and stovepipe hats.
— $418 for novelty decorations and swag at managers' meetings, including kazoos, bathtub toys and "Thomas the Tank Engine" wristbands.
— $119 for Nerf footballs that were never used and were found stored in a filing cabinet.

25 June 2013

Welcome To The Age Of The Double Standard.

Seven Things Democrats Would Have Freaked Out About If Bush Had Done Them.

For The Grey Man.

He knows why.

This Looks Like Fun.

So please, don't tell the government - they'll find a way to have it banned.  For our own good, of course.

If Modern Episcopalians Had Been Around When Christ Was Alive...

...We'd still be making sacrifices to Apollo and Jupiter:

Survivorman: TSA

In The Name Of Love.

Bono says George W. Bush and Christian Evangelicals saved 9 million from AIDS in Africa:

U2 frontman Bono, who moonlights as an activist for the poor and sick in Africa, is crediting evangelical Christians and former President George W. Bush for saving 9 million from the ravages of AIDS, a campaign the musician said is blessed by God.

"This should be shouted from the rooftops. This is a heroic American story," Bono said in a remarkable radio interview with Jim Daly, the president of Focus on the Family, to be broadcast by the group Tuesday.

If actions mean anything, W is looking more and more like our first African-American president.

24 June 2013

Tweet Of The Day.

So sayth Insty.  I agree:

They Obsess About The Content Of Prayers At Conservative Group Meetings...

...But the IRS apparently ignored blatant fraud by illegal aliens.  The IRS:  Helping Obama turn America into the next Zimbabwe.

And Now For Something, Completely Different.

We Could Have Told You That, Say, Seven Years Ago.

The good folks in New Jersey found out how helpful FEMA is in a disaster.  Answer:  Not very

I've been saying this for years.  In a disaster, FEMA is useless.  Often less than useless, and I speak from first-hand knowledge here, dear readers.   FEMA should be disbanded.  Period.  In it's place, we should create a civilian emergency response service.  Like the National Guard, but without weapons or police powers.  Each State would control their own service; but like the National Guard it would be funded by the Federal Government, and could be called to active duty by the State or Feds.

Is There Anybody (Still) Out There?

I'm Back.  Again.  Really.  After spending more than a year sticking my thoughts up on walls to get likes, shares, endless requests for games, RSR is once again open for your interesting information and elucidation.  So, let's see what's out there...