Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Actor Liev Schreiber is younger clone of possible Obama VP Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine

July 29, 2008

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Is the press so in love with Obama that they’ll ignore this potentially explosive scandal? Tim Kaine obviously conducted some type of illegal cloning experiment. A closer look at both versions.

Democrat Governor of Virginia, Tim Kaine: He’s a politician….elected to blah, blah, blah. Served on blah, blah, blah. Might be a Vice Presidential candidate…..

And the younger and more successful clone:

Actor Liev Schreiber: He’s won a Tony Award, directed one of my favorite films, Everything is Illuminated, is going to star as Sabertooth in the new X-Men/Wolverine film, and is engaged to Naomi Watts.

Obviously, the Schreiber clone has far exceeded the Kaine version. In fact, for Gov. Tim Kaine, allowing Schreiber might be both a political liability, but even worse, a personal insult. Liev Schreiber should consider some serious security before it’s too late.

Dropping your favorite candidates

July 10, 2008

Cuba to abandon salary “equality”

June 12, 2008

Somewhere, a bunch of middle and upper class people who have no concept of the poverty most Cubans live in, are wailing. Cuban officials are apparently catching on to what free-market advocates have known for decades. Marxism has been berry, berry bad. Good for Cuba.

Cuba to abandon salary equality

Cuba is to abolish its system of equal pay for all and allow workers and managers to earn performance bonuses, a senior official has announced.

Vice-Minister for Labour Carlos Mateu said the current system – in place since the communist revolution in 1959 – was no longer “convenient”. He said wage differentiation should improve production and services. President Raul Castro has introduced a series of reforms since succeeding his ailing brother Fidel in February.

Writing in the communist party newspaper Granma Mr Mateu said workers would receive a minimum 5% bonus for meeting targets but with no ceiling on salaries. Managers could earn a 30% bonus if the team working under them increased production, he said.

The minister pointed out that the current wage system sapped employees’ incentives to excel since everyone earned the same regardless of performance.

“It’s harmful to give a worker less than he deserves, it’s also harmful to give him what he doesn’t deserve,” the newspaper article said.

But the impact in terms of purchasing power will be limited, the BBC’s Michael Voss in Havana says.

The average wage in Cuba for everyone – from doctors to farm labourers – is about $20 (£10) a month. Even before the recent sharp rise in oil and food prices Cuba was spending billions of dollars on imports, and that bill is likely to rise sharply, our correspondent says.

So far most of the reforms announced since Raul Castro took over the presidency have involved lifting restrictions such as the bans on mobile phones and computers.

The latest change is a more fundamental challenge to Marxist economic orthodoxy, our correspondent adds.

R.I.P. Rachel Hoffman-another victim of marijuana prohibition

June 6, 2008

Yet another victim of the failed War on Drugs(users). A very sad story. Another life snuffed out in the failed attempt to control a substance that not one person has ever overdosed on and that one of the DEA’s own judges ruled has clear medical benefits. I’ve often wondered why the war on drugs continues, depsite the overwhelming failure and exorbitant costs, and I keep coming back to the expression from the Watergate scandal: Follow the money.

Oddly enough, one of the best, and most accessible explanations for the continued drug war can be found in the movie “American Gangster” with Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington. There’s a boatload of money to be made by keeping drugs illegal.

Det. Richie Roberts, played by Russell Crowe
They don’t want this to stop. It
employs too many people. Cops, lawyers,
judges, probation officers, prison guards.
The day dope stops coming into
this country, a hundred thousand people lose their jobs.

Please watch this clip to see what drug prohibition continues to do…..

Congress likely to catch on that most people find it disgusting to jail cancer, AIDS, and MS patients. No seriously….I mean they might catch on while at least some of those paitents are still alive.

June 4, 2008

With Michigan set to become the 13th state to allow medicinal usage of marijuana, provided a voter initiative passes this fall, there’s a chance Congress might eventually wake up and show a sliver of compassion to very seriously ill folks. All the Democratic candidates pledged to end federal harassment of medicinal dispensaries and doctors and patients. Sadly, only Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo had the guts to do the same on the GOP side. And John McCain? Well, he’s either still angry at the pot-smoking hippies that cost us Vietnam, or he’s still clinging to his Reagan-era “Just Say No” booklet.

“I do not support the use of marijuana for medical purposes,” McCain said. “I believe that marijuana is a gateway drug. That is my view, and that’s the view of the federal drug czar and other experts.”

Marijuana has no medical benefits just as staying in Iraq for the next 100 yrs. is a great idea. Anyway, read more about some positive signs of ending the DEA’s cruelty and idiocy.  Better late than never.

Detroit Houses Cheaper than Cars–UAW labels all houses as “scabs” and automatically demands a pay raise.

June 3, 2008

Cheap houses and unlicensed handguns at record levels in Detroit. Thanks to our friends at Students for a Free Economy (SFE) who not only provided the link, but also wrote the best headline. “Homeless and living in your car? Cheaper alternatives are here!”

Let’s hope that Jennifer Granholm and the state Dems can tax us out of this.

If only there was a solution for both of these problems…..

Conservatives more honest than liberals?

June 3, 2008

Apparently according to this study.

One point not covered in the article is how both sides are patently dishonest about their love of government. Liberals hate the government when it comes to it dictating morality, but love it when it comes to controlling people’s wallets. Conservatives are just the flip-side of that coin.

UK MP-Every adult should have to carry “carbon ration cards.”

May 29, 2008

Man…a national ID card, now these carbon ration cards. I’m going to need a new government-issued wallet with the optional terrorist message decoder ring. Something from a non-animal source of course, with a low carbon foot-print, and not too snazzy looking, lest anyone think I’m materialistic. Ration this.

Here’s another ration card for you from our friends at The People’s Cube which, ironically enough is a satire on socialism, so I’m sure it’s got lots of global warming content there.

From theonion.com: McCain, Clinton, Obama join forces to form nightmare ticket

May 22, 2008

This humorous piece helps me forget that I can’t stand any of these candidates. Darn…I just remembered.