When Enough is Damn Well Enough

July 24, 2014

Okay, so it’s kinda crazy to be celebrating guns on the actual memorial site where President John F. Kennedy was killed by a gun.  But to be celebrating guns on the actual memorial site where President John F. Kennedy was killed by a gun while you’re bad-mouthing the current President rolls you right into the realm of damn creepy.

 

If you don’t have time to watch this whole thing, at about the 5 minute mark he refers to our President as “a foreigner born in Kenya.”  At the 7 minute mark, he talks about “foreigners” from England and Australia who say we shouldn’t have guns but America has … you guessed it, liberty, adding “we don’t care what you foreigners do from England.”

Yeah, screw the Magna Carta!  This is Texas, dammit.

Hey Jeb, Are Those Kickbacks Painful?

July 24, 2014

This starts with the fact that “Barclays and Deutsche Bank more than a dozen hedge funds avoid paying more than $6 billion in taxes.”

They can do that by reincorporate overseas, using a loophole to pay fewer taxes.  They call it “tax inversion,” because that sounds much nicer than tax evasion, which is what it really is.

“These banks and hedge funds used dubious structured financial products in a giant game of ‘let’s pretend,’ costing the Treasury billions and bypassing safeguards that protect the economy from excessive bank lending for stock speculation,” Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), chairman of the subcommittee, said at a news conference Monday.

H001036And this ends with Barclays using some of that tax inversion money they saved to invest in their Loophole Ace, Texas Republican Congressvarmit Jeb Hensarling, a man with an uncanny resemblance to Alfred E. Neuman.  Deutsche Bank also tossed money his way.  Jeb is the Chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee.

He represents area that starts in Dallas and then heads directly east.  It has half a million people in it with a median income of $42,000 a year.  So, I suspect that not a lot of those constituents have hedge funds.

Thanks to Alfredo over at the Dairy Queen for the heads up.

 

Thank You, Sister Karma

July 24, 2014

Florida has a 48 year old guy named Joseph Carl who drinks a tad too much.  He rear ended a woman at a stoplight, got out of his truck, and banged loudly on her driver’s side window.  She, naturally, was frightened and drove off.

Only problem was, Ole Joe didn’t put his car in park before he jumped out to holler at a woman who had the audacity to stop at a stop light when he had places to go and things to see.

He got run over by his own car.

The truck rolled into Carl. A police report says he was taken to the hospital where he was treated for fractures in his hand and foot.

He’s charged with DUI and DUI property damage. It isn’t known whether he’s obtained a lawyer.

Nor is it known if he’s sobered up to know he’s an idiot.

Thanks to sober Carl for the heads up.

Fun With Guns: Because The Third Amendment Protects Speeding in the WalMart Parking Lot Edition

July 23, 2014

Rutherford County, Tennessee. Angela Scruggs is 37 years old and has a permit to carry a weapon.

So when some dude asked her to stop speeding in the WalMart parking lot, she was ready to defend her constitutional rights.

Jason Hill, who called the police, told officers that Scruggs actually pointed the weapon at him when he asked her to “slow down.” He then told Scruggs that he would call the police. He said that Scruggs told him, “I don’t care, I got a carry permit.” A witness told responding officers that Scruggs told Hill that she would shoot him.

She was driving an Altima but only because the dealer wouldn’t mount a machine gun on her Ford.

Why the Hell Not?

July 23, 2014

From Jefferson County, Washington.

 

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Thanks to Georganna for the heads up!

And there’s this from Montana. Click the little one to get the big one.

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What you are seeing here is a tea party protest in Conroe, Texas.   You gotta wonder if the people in Montana know that Conroe is 6 hours of 400 miles of bad road from the border?  Conroe is as redneck as you can get.

Thanks to Kary for the heads up.

Just Plain Ole Fun

July 23, 2014

Oops moments are all over the place with social media.

And the cool thing about social media is that there are no take-backs.

Really.

These are tweets that politicians try to erase from Twitter.  You can even search for your favorites!

Enjoy!