Friday, February 25, 2011

Flashback Friday! - The Stray Cats/Brian Setzer Edition

This one came as a request from my friend Anna. I think it was a good idea. I completely forgot about this band and this guy. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Some Random Videos

Political Funnies

I didn't do hardly any updates last week and the beginning of this week. I didn't post any funnies at all last week. So I'm going to overload it today. Enjoy!

Random Political Links

Townhall - Story on how we are a Republic, not a Democracy

The Weekly Standard
- Obama's horrific spending record

Reuters - USA to have direct talks with Taliban? What happened to not negotiating with terrorists?

Financial Post - Story on $250 a barrel for oil not out of the question

NH Journal - Dem Leader tells people (on Unions) 'Time to get bloody'

NY Times - Story on how NY Teacher's Union is spending $1.1 million in ads to advocate raising taxes

Director Blue - Story on why is Obama silent on the violence in Lybia

LA Times - Global Warming leads to extended allergy season?

NY Post - Columbia University students boo a wounded soldier after he receives Purple Heart. What a way to greet and honor a soldier. People need to learn some manners.

Gallup Poll Shows Reagan As #1 President

Another reason Ronald Reagan is awesome. In a recent poll by Gallup, Americans polled ranked their top Presidents in history. As you can see below, I posted a video of MSNBC's Chris Matthews commenting on this poll and he clearly doesn't like the notion that Ronald Reagan was #1. Obama was #7. He even went as much to say "Americans with their limited memory...". Limited memory? Really? In the top 7, Lincoln was #2, JFK was #4, Washington was #5 and FDR was #6. With the exception of JFK, the other 3 aren't anytime recent. Especially when Lincoln was listed at #2.

Chris Matthews just doesn't like anyone who doesn't agree with him (like most Democrats/Progressives) and he always feels he's right. Well the American public got this one right.

Via Gallup: Ahead of Presidents Day 2011, Americans are most likely to say Ronald Reagan was the nation's greatest president -- slightly ahead of Abraham Lincoln and Bill Clinton. Reagan, Lincoln, or John F. Kennedy has been at the top of this "greatest president" list each time this question has been asked in eight surveys over the last 12 years.

See the full article and list on Gallup

Video via Freedom's Lighthouse

Video - Myths VS Truth On Wisconsin Protests

Via The Heritage Foundation

Also check out these links about Wisconsin too:

Just A Conservative Girl (pictures of protest signs)

The Economic Collapse (Prelude to future riots in America?)

Right Klik (Medical Fraud - Registered Doctors on site giving the protesters doctor notices so they can miss work. Huge scam)

$5 A Gallon For Gas Coming Soon

I saw a very similar story on this yesterday on MSNBC. Yes I know. I was flipping around the channels and saw a commodities expert talking and he was saying how the situation in North Africa (with Lybia) and the Middle East, how to expect at the least, a 15-20 cent rise in gas prices starting next week. He also said that if these uprisings and anti-government protests spread to places like Kuwait, UAE and even to Saudi Arabia, it would put a strain on Iraq and Iran (they have 20% of the output) and to expect $5 a gallon by summer, but $6 a gallon would not be out of the question.

Get ready for America to come to a grinding halt, no one vacationing, and though I need work and money, it will completely alter my day to day search for work since you need a car to get around and I can't afford a bus or cab. That can get expensive too.

All the more reason for the USA to be more energy independent and start exploring, taping, drilling, harnessing, whatever you want to call it for our oil, coal, wind, solar, natural gas supplies we have under American soil and territories.

Via The Economic Collapse: One of the quickest ways to bring down the U.S. economy would be to dramatically increase the price of oil. Oil is the lifeblood of our economic system. Without it, our entire economy would come to a grinding halt. Almost every type of economic activity in this country depends on oil, and even a small rise in the price of oil can have a dramatic impact on economic growth. That is why so many economists are incredibly alarmed about what is happening in the Middle East right now.

The revolution in Libya caused the price of WTI crude to soar more than 7 dollars on Tuesday alone. It closed at $93.57 on Tuesday and Brent crude actually hit $108.57 a barrel before settling back to $105.78 at the end of the day. Some analysts are warning that we could even see 5 dollar gas in the United States by the end of the year if rioting spreads to other oil producing nations such as Saudi Arabia.

With the Middle East in such a state of chaos right now it is hard to know exactly what is going to happen, but almost everyone agrees that if oil prices continue to rise at a rapid pace over the next several months it is going to have a devastating impact on economic growth all over the globe.

Right now the eyes of the world are on Libya. Libya is the 17th largest oil producer on the globe and it has the biggest proven oil reserves on the continent of Africa.

Libya only produces 2 percent of the oil in the world, but with global supplies so tight at the moment even a minor production disruption can have a dramatic impact on the price of oil.

Before this crisis, Libya was producing approximately 1.6 million barrels of oil per day. Now the rest of the world is wondering what may happen if revolution spreads to other major oil producing nations such as Kuwait (2.5 million barrels of oil per day) or Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia produces 8.4 million barrels of oil a day. It produces more oil than anyone else in OPEC.

If revolution strikes in Saudi Arabia and a major production disruption happens it could be catastrophic for the global economy.

David Rosenberg, the chief economist at Gluskin Sheff & Associates, is warning that if there is major civil unrest in Saudi Arabia we could end up seeing oil go up to $200 a barrel....

Read the whole thing here. Also follow the links and read the quotes from others about the situation. It's pretty crazy but also not out of the realm of reality.

Wisconsin Dems AKA Fleebaggers - Ones That Fled The State - Must Get Paychecks In Person If They Want To Get Paid

This is funny. Well the situation in Wisconsin isn't (which seems to be spreading to other states now like Iowa and Indiana), but since things got heated, the yellow-bellied Democrats fled the state because, well, that's what they do under pressure. It's a known fact. They love to lecture and have free speech if THEY are the ones doing the talking, but if you press them and confront them, they run. I think it's great that the Governor is making them come back to the state to get their paychecks if they want to get paid.

Via Hot Air: A nice first step. The next step, after the “fleebaggers” (as they’re now being called on Twitter) have come home, should be to pass a law retroactively docking their pay for the days they missed. Senate Republicans can’t do that now, I believe, because it’s a fiscal measure and those require a 20-member quorum. But soon enough, soon enough.

[MOTION] That the Chief Clerk provide the paycheck, per diem check, and any expense reimbursement check of any Senator who is absent without leave for 2 or more session days to the Majority Leader for the absent member to pick up in person. Until the Majority Leader authorizes the Chief Clerk to reinstate direct deposit, the Chief Clerk shall suspend the direct deposit of the paycheck of any such Senator and process the Senator’s pay as a paper check. The Majority Leader shall provide the checks only to the absent Senator and only on the floor of the Senate during a session day.

The committee vote on that was 3-2, three Republicans in the majority and two Democrats in the minority. But wait — how can Democrats vote when they’re not there? Well, apparently, telephone votes are permissible and common practice for committee sessions, just not for floor sessions..."

Read more here and here

Finally, Someone On The Left Admits Media Bias

I saw this one last night and I didn't feel like posting it until today. It's nice to see someone from the left actually say this - There is media bias. Watch towards the end of the video and it is said.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Rahm Emanuel Elected Chicago Mayor. Must Had Been Rigged

I personally call for a recall and investigation of voter fraud. There is no way he was elected fairly.

Yahoo!/AP: Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has been elected mayor of Chicago, to succeed the retiring Richard Daley. With 86 percent of the precincts reporting, Emanuel was trouncing five opponents Tuesday with 55 percent of the vote to avoid an April runoff. Emanuel needed more than 50 percent of the vote to win.

The other major candidates — former Chicago schools president Gery Chico, former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun and City Clerk Miguel del Valle — had hoped to force a runoff but were no match for Emanuel.

Chico had 24 percent of the vote compared to 9 percent for both del Valle and Braun. Two other lesser-known candidates each got about 1 percent of the vote.

Emanuel's win caps off a campaign that included an unsuccessful legal challenge to try to keep him off the ballot.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Female CBS Reporter Sexually Assaulted In Egypt, Now Back Home

This is just sick. I'm glad that she is OK and now back with her family and stateside. These jackasses were assaulting her and calling here a Jew, yet she isn't Jewish. Just another US or Western news reporter to be attacked. Yet, when all of this was starting (the protests), the MSM was all over it and claiming it's good but then people are getting attacked, etc. Like I said, I'm glad she is back home. LA Weekly even had the nerve to make things up in their article just to juicy up the story. How can they be proud of that? Just disgusting.

NY Post: "60 Minutes" correspondent Lara Logan was repeatedly sexually assaulted by thugs yelling, "Jew! Jew!" as she covered the chaotic fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo's main square Friday, CBS and sources said yesterday.

The TV crew with Logan, who is also the network's chief foreign correspondent, had its cameras rolling moments before she was dragged off -- and caught her on tape looking tense and trying to head away from a crowd of men behind her in Tahrir Square.

Logan was covering the jubilation . . . when she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration," CBS said in a statement. "It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into a frenzy.

"In the crush of the mob, [Logan] was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers.

"She reconnected with the CBS team, returned to her hotel and returned to the United States on the first flight the next morning," the network added. "She is currently in the hospital recovering."

Read the full thing here

Read more at this link, this link, this link, this link, this link and finally here

4 States Now Receiving Waivers For Obamacare

Again, if it's so good, they why are some people, companies and now states getting waivers for Obamacare?

NY Times: The Obama administration said Wednesday that it had granted broad waivers to four states allowing health insurance companies to continue offering less generous benefits than they would otherwise be required to provide this year under the new federal health care law.

The states are Florida, New Jersey, Ohio and Tennessee, the administration told Congress.

Lawmakers said that many other states, insurers and employers needed similar exemptions from some of the law’s requirements and would seek waivers if they knew of the option.

Read the full article here

h/t The Lonely Conservative

If Captured, Bin Laden To Be Held At Gitmo?

I like how these guys really don't have a clue most of the time on certain situations. Bin Laden to Gitmo? I also like how in the article it says "President Obama ordered the Guantánamo Bay prison closed in 2009 after the facility was criticized for violating prisoners’ human rights". yet, it we're captured by any of these terrorists or rogue governments, we'll be beaten and tortured worse than anyone even claimed happened at Gitmo. What a joke.

The Hill: Osama bin Laden would be shipped to Cuba and held at the Guantánamo Bay prison if he were captured, the head of the CIA told senators on Wednesday.

CIA Director Leon Panetta was responding to a question from Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), the ranking Republican on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, who asked what would happen to the heads of al Qaeda — Osama bin Laden or Ayman al-Zawahiri — if they were captured.

“The process would obviously involve, especially with the two targets that you just described — we would probably move them quickly into military jurisdiction at Bagram [an air base in Afghanistan] for questioning and then eventually move them probably to Guantánamo,” Panetta said.

Read the full thing here

h/t The Lonely Conservative

Chris Rock Says Tea Party Is "Racist".

Here we go again. Another Hollywood "elite" letting people know what they think and because they think it and have said it, it must be true. bullshit. I'd be nice if for once most of these guys would keep their mouth shut. If I said something like that, in a place of work or anything, I'd be fired or sued because of the statement or because it offended someone. But with Hollywood, they say whatever they want, rarely any consequences to their careers and if they get in trouble with the law, slap on the wrist.

Politico: In the March issue of Esquire, comedian Chris Rock takes a swing at the tea party.

Rock is interviewed by writer Scott Raab.

"Like many nice Caucasians, I cried the night Barack Obama was elected," said Raab. "It was one of the high points in American history. And all that’s happened since the election is just a sh—storm of hatred. You want to weigh in on that?"

"I actually like it, in the sense that—you got kids?" asked Rock. "Kids always act up the most before they go to sleep. And when I see the Tea Party and all this stuff, it actually feels like racism’s almost over. Because this is the last—this is the act up before the sleep. They’re going crazy. They’re insane. You want to get rid of them—and the next thing you know, they’re f—-ing knocked out. And that’s what’s going on in the country right now."

The issue hits newsstands on Feb. 22.

Jobless Claims Rose Again Last Week

More "unexpected" numbers for unemployment. In the last week, I've been turned down or had the work search stopped by the prospective employer 3 times and they were either "trainee" or entry level positions too. How the heck can I find reasonable work if I'm getting turned down for those kind of positions?

On another note, according to this article here (link), the number slightly dropped for the number of applicants to now almost 5 people applying for every 1 position available for hiring. Still crazy.

Yahoo!/Reuters: New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, according to a government report on Thursday that still pointed at gradual labor market recovery.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 25,000 to a seasonally adjusted 410,000, the Labor Department said, partially reversing the prior week's hefty decline.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims rising to 400,000. The previous week's figure was revised slightly up to 385,000, from the previously reported 383,000.

The claims data covers the survey period for part of the government's employment report for February. But the correlation between claims and nonfarm payrolls has weakened somewhat. Claims have been hovering above the 400,000 mark, a sustained breach of which is regarded by economists as signaling strong jobs growth.

A Labor Department official said there was nothing unusual in the state-level data, adding that two states had been estimated.

The four-week moving average of unemployment claims -- a better measure of underlying trends - rose 1,750 to 417,750 last week.

The number of people still receiving benefits under regular state programs after an initial week of aid edged up 1,000 to 3.91 million in the week ended February 5.

Economists had expected so-called continuing claims to rise to 3.90 million from a previously reported 3.89 million.

The number of people on emergency unemployment benefits dropped 127,386 to 3.63 million in the week ended January 29, the latest week for which data is available. A total of 9.25 million people were claiming unemployment benefits during that period under all programs.

Read the full thing here

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Muslim Brotherhood Planning To Form A Political Party In Egypt. And It Begins...

Well, I got an earful last week from friend and people online about my warning on the Muslim Brotherhood and how they can take power and from there, it's all downhill. Well, it looks like that is going to happen. Step 1 and Step 2 are complete. You've been warned. I don't get how some people are looking the other way, especially the people on the left.

Yahoo!/AP: The long banned Muslim Brotherhood said Tuesday it will form a political party once democracy is established in Egypt but promised not to field a candidate for president, trying to allay fears at home and abroad that it seeks power. Still, the fundamentalist movement is poised to be a significant player in the new order.

Egypt's new military rulers gave a strong sign they recognize that the Brotherhood, which calls for creation of an Islamic state in the Arab world's most populous nation, can no longer be barred from politics after the mass uprising that forced out President Hosni Mubarak with 18 days of protests.

The Armed Forces Supreme Council included a former Brotherhood lawmaker on an eight-member panel tasked with amending the constitution enough to allow democratic elections later this year.

The panel is comprised of legal experts of various ideologies, including secular liberal scholars and three judges from the current Supreme Constitutional Court, one of them a Christian, Maher Sami Youssef. The changes aim to open the field for political parties to form, loosen restrictions on who can run for president and write in guarantees to prevent the rampant election rigging that ensured Mubarak's ruling party a lock on power.

Read the full article here

The Domino Effect Has Begun...Bahrain Latest Country To Have Protest/Unrest And Orders Change

See a pattern? People call me, other Conservatives, Fox News, Glenn Beck, the list goes on all of us conspiracy theorists, spreading hate, nut jobs, etc but there is a pattern and if people would listen and research and open their eyes, they would see exactly what is happening.

Yahoo!/Reuters: Shi'ite protesters camped out in Bahrain's capital to press their demands for political change after a day of unrest inspired by popular revolts that toppled rulers in Tunisia and Egypt.

A funeral is planned on Wednesday morning for a man shot dead when police and mourners clashed on Tuesday at a funeral procession for Ali Mushaima, a 22-year-old killed the day before in clashes between demonstrators and security forces.

As evening fell on Tuesday, the number of protesters in the encampment at Bahrain's Pearl Roundabout dwindled to around 1,000 from an earlier 2,000, according to witnesses.

It remained to be seen whether the number would rise or fall during Wednesday. Some people will have to return to work, after a public holiday on Tuesday to mark the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed.

The demonstrators from Bahrain's Shi'ite majority say the ruling Sunni minority shuts them out of housing, healthcare and government jobs.

The main Shi'ite opposition bloc Wefaq, which boycotted parliament to protest the clampdown by Sunni security forces, said it would hold talks with the government on Wednesday.

Protesters said their main demand was the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa, who has governed the Gulf Arab state since its independence in 1971.

An uncle of King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, he is thought to own much land and is seen as a symbol of the wealth of the ruling family.

Read the full article here

CA Governor Orders A Freeze On State Hirings To Save On Budget

Well I've been having a tough time trying to land a normal job, now I can definitely count on not getting a state job.

Yahoo!/Reuters: California Governor Jerry Brown ordered a hiring freeze on Tuesday across the state's government to help cut costs in the face of a budget gap of at least $25 billion.

The budget deficit of the nation's most populous state is closely tracked in financial markets. California is the biggest issuer of U.S. municipal debt, and is of concern in Washington as some in Congress have discussed crafting legislation to allow states to declare bankruptcy to ease their fiscal woes.

The U.S. economy may be recovering but state and local governments still face weak revenue due to the recession, housing and financial market slumps, hesitant consumer spending and high unemployment.

Brown's order applies to vacant, seasonal, full-time and part-time positions and will save $363 million in operational costs in the next fiscal year beginning in July, Brown's office said.

Read the full thing here

Protests Underway In Yemen. The Lastest Arab Country To Start In...

Notice how the wave of protests and clashes lately have been against the governments of US backed allies? I get called many things, to my face when I talk in person about politics or even on Facebook on my page, but you know, this won't lead to anything good for those people and the USA in the long run. Plus these uprisings in the region are not good for Israel's stability either.

Yahoo!/Reuters: Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators and government loyalists fought with rocks and batons in the Yemeni capital on Tuesday in political unrest fueled by Egypt's uprising.

About 1,000 protesters, marching down a street leading to the presidential palace, were blocked by riot police. As they dispersed into side streets, they were confronted by hundreds of government backers and both sides hurled rocks at each other. Four protesters, including one member of parliament, were wounded, two with head injuries.

Police soon stamped out the clashes.

"The people want the fall of the regime! This corrupt government should leave the country!" some of the protesters shouted, demanding the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a U.S. ally against al Qaeda's Yemen-based wing.

Read the full thing here

Herman Cain Video From His CPAC Speech And Other Related Stuff

This is from the site, "Just A Conservative Girl". And she brings up a good point. Where is Jesse Jackson? NAACP? He quickly jumps to the aid of any liberal or sports figure if he feels they were treated wrong or discriminated, but when an African-American Conservative is questioned, he is nowhere to be found. That's the Left for you. Below is the YouTube video of his speech and at the end it a perfect summary of it from the other site Government Mess and check this link from The Left Coast Rebel. Great stuff.Article in question - liberal playing race card here.

Video from YouTube:

Where is Jesse Jackson and Co. after the unwarranted and despicable attack on GOP Presidential hopeful Herman Cain? Herman Cain's speech was very well received at the conservative gathering CPAC on Friday afternoon. Many felt his was one of the best of the weekend.

What I find so sad about this attack on Mr. Cain is that he is old enough to remember what it was like to live under oppression. He is in mid 60's and was born in raised in the south. In many of speeches he talks about how his father's dreams were relatively small in comparison to many, but one of his dreams was to give his children an education that would help improve their lives. His dad worked long hours in order to save money and purchase a single family home, which he did. Both of his children received college degrees. He taught his sons that hard work has its own rewards. Herman held onto these believes throughout his life and they have paid off. He has been a successful man by anyone's standards. He is now working towards becoming the presidential nominee for President of the United States, the "most powerful man in the world".

If you watched his speech you will see that he on a few occasions he showed his sleeves. What he was telling the audience was that he nothing up his sleeves, but a desire to right the ship of the country he loves and calls home. This was characterized in this article as:

Then Cain feigns swimming after rolling up his sleeves to show them his black skin and how he is a hardworking negro (not like those other ones)".

Another of the complaints is that the music played during his introduction was from Motown. The song was "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". Which I personally find to be the perfect song to describe his run for the presidency. This is a man who has had to overcome a great deal in his life to get to this point. He also is a very long shot for the nomination, not based on his color, but based on the fact that he has never held public office. This will take people to take pause about his experience.

'We always need a monkey in the window, for he/she reminds us of our humanity while simultaneously reinforcing a sense of our own superiority. Sadly, there are always folks who are willing to play that role because it pays so well.

As you know, I find black garbage pail kids black conservatives fascinating not because of what they believe, but rather because of how they entertain and perform for their White Conservative masters.

'Instead, Herman Cain’s shtick is a version of race minstrelsy where he performs “authentic negritude” as wish fulfillment for White Conservative fantasies. Like the fountain at Lourdes, Cain in his designated role as black Conservative mascot, absolves the White racial reactionaries at CPAC of their sins. This is a refined performance that Black Conservatives have perfected over many decades and centuries of practice'

The person who penned this "article" writes under a pseudonym, he can't even be bothered to put his real name to this filth. I realize that may sound hypocritical because my name is not on this blog, but I know that if you google my name it comes up, so I am not hiding anything.

The real question really isn't about this article nor is it about what is said in this article. This is the typical race baiting that goes on to any conservative of color. The real question is where is the NAACP, Jesse Jackson, and the Al Sharpton's of the world? This is no different from comments that were made on video of Justice Thomas. The NAACP recently released a statement saying that they would not be addressing those comments directly. Why not? If these organizations and people really want to be taken seriously than they cannot let comments like these go.

One of the worst things that these groups and these people are doing is making that much harder for the next black president and if they don't care about that what is this doing to our democracy? Herman Cain is a conservative, would he like the policies of President Obama if he happened to be white instead of black? The answer is no. This is not about race, it is about policy. The people who write these articles are not only just showing themselves to be thoughtless, they are showing themselves to be anti-American.

Mr. Jackson until you stand up and repudiate this type of talk, you have proven yourself (yet again) to be nothing more than race baiter who is a shill for the left. You watched Dr. King die in front of your eyes. Shame on you for allowing this good black man to be put down simply because he doesn't agree with your political beliefs. Simply because he doesn't buy into the notion that the as a black man he is a victim. Even after reading this article I am sure that Mr. Cain doesn't look at himself as victim, even though he most certainly was victimized by people who have bought the mantra you have been peddling for decades. Shame on you and your ilk for selling out those principles that Dr. King died for.

Via Government Mess:

My favorite line by Herman Cain in this speech is "Stupid People Are Ruining America". Herman tells the truth that the liberals and the media deny daily.

Mr. Cain is correct about liberals being the racists.

Which party is the party always telling black people they can't do it?

The Democratic party.

It is in the highest interest of the Democrat Party to keep Black Americans invested in thinking of themselves as VICTIMS.

If Black people were ever to fully wake up they would realize that race baiting is the MONEY maker for keeping liberals in power.

And what have Blacks gotten from decades of supporting Democrats? NOTHING!

This is a great speech by Herman Cain, enjoy.

Coke's Secret Formula Discovered?

Coke and KFC are one of those companies that has a great history and good products, but their secret recipes/formulas are of lore and guarded heavily. No one knows them...until now? (at least for the Coke one).

Yahoo!: One of the most closely guarded trade secrets in the history of commerce may be a secret no more: NPR's "This American Life" thinks it has found the exact recipe for the world's most popular soft drink in a 1979 newspaper article.

According to the show's host, Ira Glass, the drink's secret flavoring component, which was created by pharmacist John Pemberton in 1886, is something called "Merchandise 7X." The show's staff recently stumbled across the February 8, 1979 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which published an article on page 28 about a leather-bound notebook that once belonged to Pemberton's best friend, another pharmacist in the Atlanta area named R. R. Evans. The notebook contained a number of pharmacological recipes--but the main entry, for students of commercial history, was what's believed to be the exact recipe for the soft drink: all of the ingredients listed with the exact amounts needed to whip up a batch.


The recipe:

Fluid extract of Coca: 3 drams USP
Citric acid: 3 oz
Caffeine: 1 oz
Sugar: 30 (unclear quantity)
Water: 2.5 gal
Lime juice: 2 pints, 1 quart
Vanilla: 1 oz
Caramel: 1.5 oz or more for color

The secret 7X flavor (use 2 oz of flavor to 5 gals syrup):
Alcohol: 8 oz
Orange oil: 20 drops
Lemon oil: 30 drops
Nutmeg oil: 10 drops
Coriander: 5 drops
Neroli: 10 drops
Cinnamon: 10 drops


...the drink originally contained Coca leaves laced with cocaine. After Atlanta passed a local prohibition ordinance in the 1890s, the company took the booze out of the formula, and the company has used cocaine-free coca leaves since 1904.

Read the full thing here

NYSE And Deutsche Merging Exchanges

I personally don't like this merger. In my opinion, with this merger, New York may not be the capital of the world anymore for stocks and economic outlooks if this gets approved. You think of NYSE, you think America, Capitalism. Who knows now. It still needs regulatory approval from the US and Europe. Just another sign that America is being bought out by a foreign entity since Deutsche will be majority owner.

CNN Money: NYSE Euronext (NYX, Fortune 500), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, and Germany's Deutsche Boerse agreed to merge in a $10 billion deal that will create the world's largest exchange for stocks and derivatives.

The deal, announced before the U.S. markets opened Tuesday, ends several days of negotiations between the two exchanges.

Under the terms of the deal, Deutsche Boerse will swap 0.47 of its shares for one share of NYSE Euronext. That will make the combined company 60% owned by Deutsche Boerse shareholders, with existing NYSE Euronext shareholders owning the remaining 40%.

The merged company will have combined revenue of $5.4 billion, according to a joint statement, making it the largest exchange by revenue.

Read the full thing here

Monday, February 14, 2011

Obama's New Budget Plan Resurrects The Tax Increases He Wanted

People still don't get it. you can't raise taxes in times like we have right now.

Yahoo!/AP: President Barack Obama's budget proposal resurrects a series of tax increases that were largely ignored by Congress when Democrats controlled both chambers. Republicans, who now control the House, are signaling they will be even less receptive.

The plan unveiled Monday includes tax increases for oil, gas and coal producers, investment managers and U.S.-based multinational corporations. The plan would allow Bush-era tax cuts to expire at the end of 2012 for individuals making more than $200,000 and married couples making more than $250,000. Wealthy taxpayers would have their itemized deductions limited, including deductions for mortgage interest, charitable contributions and state and local taxes.

"These policies were unfair and unaffordable when enacted and remain so today," Obama said in his budget message.

Read more here

Friday, February 11, 2011

Flashback Friday! - The Sugar Hill Gang Edition

Sugar Hill Gang is still touring to this day, they have a great following and what people may not know, is that about 90% of Hip Hop is sampled music and "Rapper's Delight" was one of the first songs to use sampling. The track is actually Chic's song "Good Times". "Rapper's Delight" is still one of the best songs made regardless. Enjoy!

Just for fun:

As requested by my buddy Angel aka DaddyRose:

Demotivational Poster Time!

Friday's Political Funnies!