Saturday, June 9, 2012

End of Earth 2, Houghton 4

Here's one of my favorite signs in the whole world.  Posting here just because it makes me smile literally every time I see it.

As far as I understand it, some Michigan Tech students made the sign and put it up along U.S. Highway 41 about, and I'm guessing here, about 4 miles south of Houghton!  :)

Simply a classic.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Walker - The Aftermath

Here is a great video clip from a stupid Barrett supporter.  Enjoy!

"The Most Disappointed Barrett Supporter In Wisconsin"

I agree with one of the comments after the video:
"I'm so conflicted. Do I like this video because I think it's hilarious or do I dislike it because I despise the idiots in it?"

Okay, here's another fun video.
"Woman Slaps Wisconsin's Tom Barrett After His Concession Speech"
You have to laugh!

I just can't stop.  Did you hear about all the support that Barrack Obama gave Tom Barrett?  Yeah, me neither. Here it is, all of Obama's support:
"It's Election Day in Wisconsin tomorrow, and I'm standing by Tom Barrett. He'd make an outstanding governor. -bo"

But Obama NEVER made a trip to Wisconsin to support Barrett or support the unions.  I know you can figuratively "stand by" someone without physically being there, but it's not the same, is it?  Meanwhile, Obama found time during the final weeks leading up the recall election to travel to neighboring states Illinois and Minnesota.  Hmm...

Check out Obama from 2007:
"2007: Barack Obama promised to 'walk on that picket line' if workers are denied the right to bargain"
"And understand this: If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I'm in the White House, I'll put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I'll will walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States of America. Because workers deserve to know that somebody is standing in their corner.""

Does a tweet count?  Yeah, right!

Getting back to the first video, the idiot still believes that Barrett lost because he was outspent.  Bullshit.  Bullshit.

Do a search for something like "barrett outspent by walker?" and see all the hits.  This is the lie, the rationalization that the left are telling themselves, that they were outspent $30+ million to $4 million.  Here's one such story, from the Daily Kos:

"Here's why: Scott Walker outspent Tom Barrett ten to one" by Laurence Lewis

But this completely ignores all the groups that have literally been in Wisconsin, bringing people from all over the country, for the past year and a half.  Here's a partial list:
...and many more union groups.  Outspent?  Bullshit.  None of the money spent by the above groups is counted in the so-called official figures.

Interesting thing, though.  I wonder what would have happened if the Democrats had ANY decent candidate to run against Walker.  Barrett, if you'll recall, is an empty suit.  Put it another way, if this election had been between "Walker" and "Not Walker" the results would have been the same.  Barrett added NOTHING.  Let's talk about him for a moment.

Speaking of other issues, did you realize that the left even tried to manufacture a scandal about Walker getting a college girlfriend pregnant and abandoning her?  Seriously.  From Democratic Underground:
"From KOS - Walker got college GF Pregnant"

And the correction, from the loser scum at the Daily Kos:
"Updated: Verified - Woman Denies Walker Fathered Baby - MJS Columnist Daniel Bice" by FishOutofWater
"The story that Scott Walker abandoned his pregnant girlfriend in college (dKos diary link) apparently failed the first test of verification by a professional reporter. Daniel Bice, the "Watchdog" columnist of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online interviewed the anonymous woman who had the baby, but she adamantly denied that Scott Walker was the father according to a comment by Daniel Bice to the linked story."

Well, so much for that!  Losers.

Here's a parting image for you.  This is Lake Michigan.  Yes, that is sewage.  Democratic sewage, actually.   :)   This is what Tom Barrett pledged to correct ... but then did NOTHING about.  Care to go sailing, anyone?  Maybe a swim?

I'll bet Walker even cleans up the sewage.  This is the moment that Lake Michigan sewage levels start receding!  Oh wait, it's Barrack the blowhard who says stuff like that, not Walker!   :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Drivers Suck--And They're Getting Worse!

I seriously cannot believe how bad drivers are.

What prompted this?  I was running some errands and then driving home Sunday night, June 3, 2012.  After dark.  I was simply amazed at what I saw.  Absolutely amazed.  That night I saw all of the following, all within about 30 minutes:

  1. I saw people leaving their bright lights on, they don't dim them for approaching traffic.  This has been bothering me more lately, because I've been seeing it more often.  People simply leave their bright lights on, even when I flash them politely to remind them that their brights are on.
  2. I saw one person driving at night without any lights.  I was following such a driver Sunday night.  I turned my lights on and off a few times to remind him, but no response.
  3. I saw people not driving in their lane.  They just don't care.  Not sure whether they're texting or talking on the phone or what, but they don't stay in their lane.
  4. Driving down the road, the driver to my left (in a car full of what looked like high school girls) started to drive right into me.  I was RIGHT THERE, and they just felt like driving right at me.  I can't believe that they didn't see me, because they were behind me and were in the process of passing me.  I didn't sneak up on them, I was clearly in view ahead of them.  As is common in these situations, once I hit my horn, they don't stop, they continue coming over.  Like that horn noise just came out of thin air.
  5. I saw one person cut across multiple lanes of a street to catch a freeway on-ramp.  No signal.  No planning.  No ability to read signs to get in the proper lane ahead of time.
  6. I saw one person swerve across three lanes of traffic on an interstate highway.  No signal.  No planning.  No ability to read signs to get in the proper lane ahead of time.
  7. I saw one person drive through a solid red light.  This happens all the time.  All the time.  Barely even worth mentioning anymore.  Which says something about the world in which we live.
  8. I saw another person have difficulty staying in his lane.  After making a left turn, in which there were two lanes of traffic turning left, one of the cars in the left left-turn lane (I was in the right left-turn lane) decided he didn't need to stay in his lane.  Drove over into my lane during the turn, even though he was making another left turn immediately after this--there was no reason for him to be drifting to the right.
  9. Finally, I saw another "brights on" incident.  Waiting at an intersection, in the left turn lane.  Driver in the oncoming left turn lane, almost directly across from me, had his brights on.  Didn't dim them when I (and other drivers) came up to the intersection.  So I turned my brights on, to give him a taste of his own medicine.  No change, he didn't dim his, so I didn't dim mine.  This is at a well-lit section of road, no need for brights at all, by the way.
Yes, all in one night.  Within about 30 minutes.  It just doesn't end.

I also need to add one more, from just this morning.  As I said above, this is something I see literally every week--yet I'm still amazed every time that I do.

Approaching a stoplight.  Light turns yellow.  I'm not close enough to make the light, so I start slowing down to stop.  Notice a white Toyota Camry behind me, in my lane (two lane road) NOT slowing down.  I start to get concerned.  Luckily the other lane was open.  As I was finishing my stop, at a SOLID RED LIGHT the Camry swings around me and barrels through the intersection at full speed.  Never caught even a tiny bit of a yellow light.

Yes, I see this EVERY WEEK.  Literally every week.  And I've seen policemen just watch these cars sail through intersections on occasion.  I've said it before and I'll say it again: Policing is NOT about protecting people or enforcing legitimate rules, it is about revenue generation.  Nothing more, nothing less.