What About The Taxpayer’s Phobia?

Girl’s fear of school costs district thousands

Rebecca Maykish is 17 and dreads school so much that she stopped going regularly.

In fourth grade.

Those days off have come at a price to her school district and the Palmerton taxpayers who support it. Since 2004, the Palmerton Area School Board has authorized payments of more than $45,000 to help Rebecca make up for her missed school days. Rebecca’s mother, Barbara, has used the money for at-home tutoring and education software purchases. She has also spent it on modeling classes for Rebecca, subscriptions to teen magazines, and travel to New York and Toronto with a summer camp.

All of the expenses were approved by the district.

What if the taxpayers developed a phobia about paying taxes to support stuff like this? Could they be excused from paying their taxes because of it?

Obama’s New “Global Test”

When John Kerry was running for President in 2004 proposed that America should meet a “global test” when dealing with other countries. Obama has taken this one step further by proposing a different test for how we live at home.

AFP: Obama camp spies endgame in Oregon

Pitching his message to Oregon’s environmentally-conscious voters, Obama called on the United States to “lead by example” on global warming, and develop new technologies at home which could be exported to developing countries.”We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,” Obama said.

“That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen,” he added.

Hmm, If we’re going to “lead by example” maybe you can tell me what kind of vehicle Obama traveled to Roseburg in? When you say “we”, that means you and me. Not just me and other lesser beings.

Have you discussed your wish to give up SUVs with your Secret Service detail?

As for the rest of the sacrifices, who is going to tell Barbra Striesand that she can no longer keep her air conditioning set in the lower 60’s? Don’t tell me she gets a dispensation because of the money she has raised for the Party?

Speaking of supporters, how about John Travolta? He’s going to have to give up his infatuation with aircraft. The 707’s going to have to go, even Scientologists have to sacrfice.

I’m not clear on the whole food thing. We have to eat less because….? All our farmland needs to be used to produce ethanol? Because it is going to be too expensive to transport food? Because the government is going to institute food rationing? Why exactly are we going to do this? Maybe so Chinese and Indian kids can be told to clean their plates because kids are starving in America?

No Obama. The Chinese and Indians, the South Americans and Africans, the Arabs and Uzbecks, couldn’t give a shit less what you and I do. If we step up and make these sacrifices, their only reaction is going to be to shake their heads in amazement that people so stupid could have become so rich, and continue to do whatever they need to do to get rich too.

No, the problem that Obama is going to run into if he is elected is that the rhetoric will only take you so far. Sooner or later, you’re going to have to deliver results. And judging by Mr. Obama’s record, results are not his strong suit

Hezbollah Violating Geneva Convention

Hezbollah’s Actions Ignite Sectarian Fuse in Lebanon – New York Times

MENIEH, Lebanon — For two and a half days, Hussein al-Haj Obaid lay on the floor of a darkened warehouse in west Beirut, blindfolded and terrified. Militiamen loyal to Hezbollah had kidnapped him at a checkpoint after killing his nephew right in front of him.Hussein al-Haj Obaid, a Sunni Muslim, was abducted and tortured by gunmen loyal to Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group. “The blood is boiling here,” he said.

Throughout those awful days, as his kidnappers kicked and punched him, applied electrical shocks to his genitals and insulted him with sectarian taunts, he could hear the chatter of gunfire and the crash of rocket-propelled grenades outside, where Hezbollah and its allies were taking control of the capital.

Don’t they know that they will lose all moral authority by resorting to torture?

Is Human Right Watch or whoever they are planning a trip to Lebanon to investigate?

Maybe the American Congress can plan some hearings.

Maybe We Can Negotiate And Meet Them Half Way

Obama an appeaser? Shame on you

Here are some words of Hussein Massawi, the former leader of Hezbollah:”We are not fighting so that you will offer us something. We are fighting to eliminate you.”Are his actions consistent with those words? Amazingly so. So, too, are those of Hezbollah’s patrons in Tehran.

Let’s see…hmm. What portion of that should we cede?

I mean…eliminating us? Well, how about we eliminate some of us. That would lessen our carbon footprint and save some polar bears, so I’m sure the new Democrat President would be fine with that.

Since the people being eliminated would not be Democrats, who, after all, understand nuance and the need to accept other beliefs, this could end up being a net gain for both parties. Hezbollah gets some infidels eliminated and the Democrats get rid of people who don’t particularly like Muslims and are more interested in protecting their children than polar bears.

Just wait for next year. Obama will be the new President and things will be much better. I’m not sure that he would accept sharia. But he would understand the importance of allowing people to live according to their own beliefs. But surely the example of Europe would show the way. The experiences of the native European populations enjoying the protections of Dhimmihood will sooth any fears of the population.

Hillary Doesn’t Like Being Treated Like A Conservative

Hillary turns fire on media – Kenneth P. Vogel – Politico.com

PORTLAND, Ore. – Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is increasingly aiming its punches not at her front-running opponent Barack Obama, but at the media.

On the campaign trail, in a new ad and in her meetings with donors and superdelegates, she blasts the D.C. punditocracy for counting her out and urges anyone who’ll listen to ignore the hardening storyline that places Obama as the Democratic presidential nominee.

It’s all fun and games until someone disses a Clinton.

When Are They Going To Learn? The Internet and Youtube Changed Everything

Ankle Biting Pundits » Blog Archive » Game, Set, Match: Jamie Rubin Lied

Here’s the transcript from the next thirty-three seconds of that Jamie Rubin-John McCain interview:

Rubin: So should we the United States be dealing with that new reality through normal diplomatic contacts to get the job done for the United States?

McCain: I think the United States should take a step back, see what they do when they form their government, see what their policies are and see what ways we can engage them; and if there aren’t any then their may be a hiatus. But I think that part of the relationship is going to be dictated by how Hamas acts, not how the United States acts.

Full video below.

I invited Washington Post editor Fred Hiatt–who uncritically published Rubin’s dishonest Op-Ed piece this morning–onto my radio show tomorrow morning. His secretary hung up on me. Can’t say I blame him.

I Wonder If They Would Mind If We Borrowed It?

Monument to ‘drunken pig’ to go up in Ukraine

KIEV, May 15 (RIA Novosti) – The town of Komsomolsk in central Ukraine is to erect a monument to a ‘drunken pig,’ the national UNIAN news agency reported on Thursday.The monument, which portrays a pig lying on its belly with its snout in a trough, will be installed near a local cafe.

It would accurately portray our Congressmen. We could put it next to the Capitol Building.

Do you thing the pigs would be insulted?

First They Came For The Lawnmowers…..

Some mowers aren’t such a gas for the environment- OregonLive.com

Mowers, pound for pound, foul today’s air more, even, than cars. It would take eight new cars zooming along at 55 mph for an hour to produce the same smog-forming pollution as one gas-powered mower emits during a one-hour lawn-cutting session, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.

If they’re expecting to make me feel guilty for mowing my lawn…forget it.

First they come for the lawnmowers, then the weedeaters and leafblowers. Next is the chain saws, wood splitter and chippers. But that still won’t be enough. Remember, we have to reduce our carbon output by 80% by 2050.

After that doesn’t work, and I guarantee it won’t; they’re going to come for the ATVs, dirt bikes and jet skis. No one but rednecks use those things anyway. The elite windsurfs at Hood River…after flying from Boston on their Gulfstream. Oh, excuse me. Not THEIR Gulfstream, their “family’s” Gulfstream.

Will it be enough? Will Global Warming be reversed? Will the ice reform, the glaciers move south and return to the pristine days of….well whenever it was when the climate was not changing.

So, will it be enough? Not a chance. There’s still power boats and RV’s that need eliminating. We need to introduce the average American to the glories of yacht sailing. Maybe once that’s done?

I’m afraid that even then the forces of global warming will prevail. While we are diligently removing each and every source of carbon emissions that we can think of…the Chinese, Indians, Mexicans and South Americans will be snapping up every bit of carbon spewing technology as fast as we can ban it.

That’s without the carbon producing industries that move to those countries because they are not subject to Kyoto.

Not only that, but we’re going to commit to providing cleaner technology to everyone else for free.

Develop a new way of generating power? Discover a way to use water as fuel?

Think you’re going to be the next Bill Gates?

Sorry, the government has promised to take it away from you and provide it to the world for free. Sorry about that. But it’s for the common good.

Meanwhile, the earth will be getting along just fine. Oh, maybe it will warm up a degree or two. But the Chinese make very reasonable air conditioners. And they’re getting cheaper all the time.

Christians Making Muslims Look Bad Again

Muslims Want Christian Doctor Hanged Publicly for “Blasphemy” in Pakistan

Damn them for making the Muslims look like a bunch of 7th Century savages.

You have to use the link. The folks at persecution.org are afraid someone is going to steal their text and have made it so you cannot grab some for your link. A little far fetched. But I suppose that looking for persecution all the time might make you paranoid.