Zero Tolerance

I’ve got a message, for the eight Republicans who crossed the line to vote for the cap’n trade bill.

I’m sick and tired of this nonsense.

Life is good.  You’ve heard me say that many times.  But the fact is, until we demand that it stays good, and not put off till tomorrow to when you might be less busy, or more outraged, then every idiocy that has  ever percolated to the top of the liberal wish list will become law:  enabled by poltroonish wads of goo like the 8 wads of goo named above.

No more concessions!

It’s time for Zero Freaking Tolerance.  No more allowance for the nutjobs.  No more concessions to the free lunch crowd.  No more agreement with the idiotic utopian premise of the psychotic Left.

NO to  industry destroying, job-exporting tax increases disguised as feel-good “save the planet,” man-made global warming mumbo-jumbo legislation that is rushed to the floor of the House, unread, undiscussed, unbelievable in its size and scope, and as unworkable  as a Rube Goldgerg mousetrap.

NO to the nationalization of the health-care profession.

NO to a free-spending, unaccountable Congress.

Argue every single piece of legislation, and every single appointment all the way. Demand the details of every bill put forward by the nutjobs, and if they won’t provide them, then walk out!  Call a press conference.  Name names.  Use the internet.  Make Youtube your ally.

And, when you do finally get some details, then comb them for every single crumb of waste.

If your elected representatives don’t vote for common sense then turn up the heat.  Make their professional lives a professional dolor. Call them, email them, make a video and post it on the internet.  Slap every single example of incompetence with an equal measure of common sense every single time.

Zero Freaking tolerance.  That’s what I’m talking about.

Think, people, think.   This Republic isn’t the way it is by accident.  We allowed it to happen.

It’s time to make common sense cool again.

Happy Hurricane Season!

June 1 kicks off the Atlantic hurricane season, though the NOAA map shows no activity at this time. I’m sure Ed the weatherman is in fine spirits. I can’t wait for the colorful maps to start showing up over at GCP.

NOAA says 9-14 storms, yada, yada, yada, and the named storms will be as follows:

Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Erika, Fred, Grace, Henri, Ida, Joaquin, Kate, Larry, Mindy, Nicholas, Odette, Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor, and Wanda.

Nothing really remarkable there. Of course, I’d like to see NOAA start getting a little more inclusive with their name choices. We have the hispanics covered with Joaquin and Erika. The French get a nod with Henri. I reckon that will be pronounced “Ohn Ray,” or some such shite. But, how about some more diversity for Pete’s sake?

How about a hurricane named for an American Indian? Hurricane Running Bear, or something like that. And how about an African American name, say Hurricane LaKeisha? Or an Egyptian name, Hurricane Mukhwana.

I can just picture Geraldo Rivera standing on the coastline waiting for the storm, hair blowing in the wind and spray, putting his best Egyptian pronunciation on Mukhwana, with The Flight of the Valkyries playing full blast in the background (helicopter sound effects optional).

So, Happy hurricane season folks. It will be a relief to pay some attention to the hot air coming in from the Gulf for a while, rather than Washington, D.C.

Oh, and, get your emergency plans in order, OK?

Entergy increases while TVA decreases

Just a week after Entergy requested a 10% hike in their “Fuel Adjustment” charge (on top of last summer’s hefty increase), TVA has announced their third straight quarterly “fuel adjustment” decrease.

TVA says the decrease will bring their prices down to the lowest level in over a year.

“With the reduction in July, we will roll back all of the fuel cost adjustment increase from last fall, which is good news for ratepayers,” TVA President and CEO Tom Kilgore said. “Fortunately for all of us, the price of coal and natural gas that are used as fuels in TVA power plants has declined in recent months. In addition, current economic conditions have resulted in lower power sales for TVA and that reduces our fuel and purchased power costs, as well.” source

Now, I’m sure that their is a simple explanation for the apparent discrepancy, and I would be very interested to hear Entergy’s take on all of this. But, at first blush, Entergy’s rate hike request just doesn’t pass the smell test.

New law prevents gun confiscation

Here’s an interesting article from Tennessee,

(AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A person who legally possesses a gun would not have it seized during periods of martial rule under a proposal that has been signed into law by the governor.

The measure was signed by Gov. Phil Bredesen on Thursday and takes effect immediately.

One of the more troubling Katrina stories for 2nd amendment advocates dealt with the seizure of firearms in the aftermath of the storm in the greater NOLA area.

Now, we didn’t see anything like that here in Pike County. Of course, the storm damage around here, as bad as it was, didn’t compare to the flooding in NOLA, or the wind/wave damage on the MS Gulf Coast. Still, the new Tennessee law is a good start.

Please feel free to email this article to your MS legislator of choice.

Haley travels to New Hampshire, Iowa

from the

A day after we learned the Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) is heading to Iowa at the end of June, we find out that he also plans to head to New Hampshire.

Barbour will headline an event for the New Hampshire Republican Party on June 24, one day before he’s in Iowa.

So, is Haley considering a run in 2012? The GOP could do a lot worse.

“This Changes Everything”

What all fits into a category named “everything?”

Well, everything, obviously.

Not something, most things, the majority of things, a lot of things, no, no, no.


Under the banner of “This Changes Everything,” The History Channel is promoting a Global Event, complete with a countdown clock, which touts “the most important find in 44 million years!”

Oh, my!

You would think The History Channel has got to know that after headlining a program this way, it has to live up to the hype. The program simply must deliver the goods, or else the network’s credibility will be damaged, perhaps irreparably. This could turn out to the the History Channel’s very own version of Geraldo Rivera and Al Capone’s vault.

With this kind of hyperbole, anything less than the revelation of the existence of time traveling, shape shifting, crop circle designing, Darwin affirming, cattle mutilating aliens, complete with a world-wide governmental cover up, and somehow tied to the monetary crisis, 9/11, the internet bubble, the illuminati, and the free masons will be an anti-climax.

But that’s just me.

Here is the History Channel promo:

CDC: Over 100,000 Americans may have swine flu

from Free Republic…

While the official tally of confirmed U.S. swine flu cases topped 4,700 on Friday, experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now estimate the true number of infections at more than 100,000 nationwide. [snip]

In fact, “estimates of the confirmed and probable cases in the United States is probably not the best indicator of transmission at this point,” the CDC’s Jernigan said. “The outbreak is not localized, but is spreading and appears to be expanding throughout the United States. This is an ongoing public health threat,” he said.

CDC says twenty-two states are reporting higher than normal flu cases for this time of year, both seasonal flu and the new H1N1 Swine Flu.

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