Mickey Mouse Can Vote- But Not Our Troops!

The powers that be are at it again. Check this out and tell me you are not outraged!

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg slammed the state’s Board of Elections on Monday for failing to mail out absentee ballots to military and overseas voters from New York City and four additional counties.

Yup- you read that right- the Board of Elections is a bunch of &^%$ . Think this is the only place it happened? NOT. Scroogle Military absentee voting. Go ahead. How many links did you get? Here are a few I saw- on the first page.

EXCLUSIVE: Advocates Cite Purported MOVE Act Violations in Seven More States

The letter from the Military Voter Protection (MVP) Project calls on the Justice Department to take action against what it says may be widespread violations of the MOVE Act in Connecticut and New Mexico, and in some counties in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Indiana and Nevada.

Ok- so New York, Connecticut, New Mexico, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Indiana and Nevada. ALL have my undying loathing.

Here is a really interesting one-

NEWSCORE – More than one week after its extended deadline, New York still hasn’t mailed out absentee ballots to all its 320,000 military servicemen and women and overseas voters, in clear violation of the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, FOXNews.com reported Sunday.

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New York was granted a waiver to this deadline by the Department of Justice and given an additional 15 days — until Oct. 1 — to send out all its ballots. On Oct. 5, New York State Board of Elections co-directors informed federal officials that the state had not fully met their extended deadline, according to an email posted online at FVAP.gov, the website of the Defense Department agency tasked with overseeing military voting.

Oh- so they got a waiver because they could not get the job done in time- but they still can’t get it done? Who is running the board of Elections? Goofy?

Think it’s the first time? Think again.

……..during the Florida recount after the 2000 Presidential election, many localities had trouble determining the date of postmark on military absentee ballots. The dates were frequently illegible for one reason or another, so local election officials simply discarded the ballots. Many military ballots were not signed or notarized. Again, hundreds and perhaps thousands of military votes were excluded. These problems only came to light in Florida as a result of the intense scrutiny prompted by various recounts, but the same sorts of difficulties permeate electoral systems across the country.

By the way- there is a one stop web page for the military to get their requests in for absentee voting.  HERE at the Federal Voting Assistance Program; a response to the problems of previous years.

As the mother of an active duty troop I know these troops care about voting. Their sergeants and officers assist them in getting the necessary forms filled out to get their ballots. I believe that how to vote absentee from overseas is covered in pre-deployment briefings.

Unfortunately, it does them not one bit of good when the State Election Boards fall down on the job. A pox on the bastards who can’t manage this. Get the damn ballots to the troops! AND COUNT THEM when they come back!

( My many many thanks to Uppity for allowing me the ranting space!)

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When all else fails, blame Third World poor people

You recognize them. They live in Park Avenue apartments and bleed a lot for the Unfortunate, just so long as they don’t have to live near them. They are proponents of windmills, just so long as they don’t have to look at them. Some of them sit in congress and bleed even harder, just so long as it doesn’t affect them. They are professors in Nirvana Universities, people who have never had to earn a living in the real world beyond their ivy league campus. Some of them even work at the New York Times.

They are people who live in mansions, fly around in their private planes and make movies with nifty names like “An Inconvenient Truth” while their own carbon footprint is larger than that of everyone in your town combined. Some of them sit on boards of ethanol manufacturers and appropriate as much corn for their own gain as possible, thus causing the cost of all grains to rise so high as to starve out the very people they claim to be bleeding over.

Some of them are making megabucks that trump the Bomb Shelter and Y2K scams. Damn those of us to remember that Bomb Shelter Scam! We screw up the works because we recognize con jobs when we see them now.

Make no mistake about it: The Global Warming movement is geared up to garner trillions in profits for people whose crystal chandeliers will never host curly bulbs that throw off flickering yellow light and require mini-hazmat mercury procedures if one of them breaks. They plan to kill you and call it “saving you”. They will starve you out, freeze you out and they won’t rest until all of you are gone so that Nancy’s Mouse can be in peace. They of course, being of tremendous means, will survive.  At least until they turn on one another.

Well, you can Rest Well, everyone. Now they have solved a huge part of the global warming problem that needs to be fixed like yesterday. They have pinpointed one of the most horrific causes of melting ice caps:  Poor people who cook their food in the third world.

KOHLUA, India — “It’s hard to believe that this is what’s melting the glaciers,” said Dr. Veerabhadran Ramanathan, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, as he weaved through a warren of mud brick huts, each containing a mud cookstove pouring soot into the atmosphere.

As women in ragged saris of a thousand hues bake bread and stew lentils in the early evening over fires fueled by twigs and dung, children cough from the dense smoke that fills their homes. Black grime coats the undersides of thatched roofs. At dawn, a brown cloud stretches over the landscape like a diaphanous dirty blanket.

It doesn’t matter that they have no electricity. They have no heat. They have no money. They warm themselves and cook at the same time by creating soot, damn them! It doesn’t matter that they are dirt poor. They are a major cause of Global Warming.

Since it has become apparent that most people are beginning to roll their eyes every time they hear the words “Carbon Dioxide,” the Global Warming Profiteers have now interjected a fresh new term into their arsenal of scare terminology: “Black Carbon”. That’s caused mostly by those damned poor folks in Third World Countries, who produce a lot of Soot because they still have this silly notion that they should be allowed to eat. They don’t need better food. They don’t need the ability to make more than $2 a week. They need better stoves.

The 1,500 residents here grow wheat, mustard and potatoes and work as day laborers in Agra, home of the Taj Majal, about two hours away by bus.

This is not a problem to Global Warming Profiteers. No sir.  This is what is a problem to these people:

While carbon dioxide may be the No. 1 contributor to rising global temperatures, scientists say, black carbon has emerged as an important No. 2, with recent studies estimating that it is responsible for 18 percent of the planet’s warming, compared with 40 percent for carbon dioxide. Decreasing black carbon emissions would be a relatively cheap way to significantly rein in global warming — especially in the short term, climate experts say. Replacing primitive cooking stoves with modern versions that emit far less soot could provide a much-needed stopgap, while nations struggle with the more difficult task of enacting programs and developing technologies to curb carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels.

Yeah that’s it. Let’s give em stoves so that won’t offend us when they cook their potatoes and wheat, which is basically all they get to eat.

In March, the cookstove project, called Surya, began “market testing” six alternative cookers in villages, in part to quantify their benefits. Already, the researchers fret that the new stoves look like scientific instruments and are fragile; one broke when a villager pushed twigs in too hard.

electricstoveforpoorIf only those damned poor folks in those primative countries would stop with the twigs!

Hey I’ve got an idea. Let’s give em electric stoves! GE  will volunteer for the no-bid contract, I’m sure.  Or maybe nice gas stoves! No gas lines but what the hell. We can pop them in. Then their new utility company can send them a nice monthly bill that equals what they make in two years–and then cut off their service, just like they do in our country. Then, we can make it a major violation of the law for them to create a wood fire and let them Eat Raw Cake. That should do it.

Here’s that same woman in this story, only now she’s  cooking with her helpful new stove, in a village where there is no electricity, no gas,no heat  and no income,  compliments of  somebody who just ate Wagyu beef at a five star restaurant. Burrrrrrrrrp. (Photoshopping by Freedom Fairy, of course).

 Perhaps the next step for these nutcases is to develop a method by which they can convert the poorest in the world into an alternate fuel source. This will ensure that Nancy’s mouse and obscure bugs that are in danger will go on, while the world of humans dies off, leaving nobody left for these fanatics to pick on but each other.

Then, hopefully, they will get right down to the business of eating their own.

The IRS wants you to know that if your child is kidnapped you can’t deduct him or her as a dependent.

Now here is some real heart.

The IRS even has a code for parents of kidnapped children. Parents of kidnapped children don’t have enough weighing heavily on their hearts. No sir. They need to remember that the IRS is watching and they had better pay attention to that tax code pertaining to claiming kidnapped children as dependents.

No, kidding. You can’t make this shit up.

Greetings to parents of abducted children from your government. We care. Mostly, we care about extorting as much money from you as possible. After that, we don’t really give a rat’s ass what happens to you — or your kid for that matter.

We know you are fretting over your kidnapped child and we don’t give a shit. If that kid is gone, that kid is gone. Don’t you dare claim that child as a dependent. After all, your child may be dead, or may have been shipped far away to a slave sex ring, or may have been appropriated by a crazy psychopath.  That means, you aren’t taking care of your kid right now,he or she is not living with you, and your kid isn’t costing you a thing, so don’t be claiming a dependent if your child was abducted before June 30. Next time, you should tell your child to be kidnapped in July. You hear?

Oh and one more thing, money slaves. If the law hasn’t figured out yet if a member of the family did the abduction, you can’t claim your child at all. Screw you. Pay up! Have a nice day, assholes!

Topic 357 – Tax Information for Parents of Kidnapped Children
You may claim a kidnapped child as your dependent if the following requirements are met: 
  1. The child must be presumed by law enforcement to have been kidnapped by someone who is not a member of your family or a member of the child’s family, and
  2. The child had, for the taxable year in which the kidnapping occurred, the same principal place of abode as the taxpayer for more than one-half of the portion of such year before the date of kidnapping.

If both of these requirements are met, the child may meet the requirements for purposes of determining:

  • The dependency exemption
  • The child tax credit, and
  • Head of household or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child filing status. 

This tax treatment will cease to apply as of your first tax year beginning after the calendar year in which either there is a determination that the child is dead or the child would have reached age 18, whichever occurs first.

For more information, refer to Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information.

Can you imagine the heartbroken parents of a missing child getting a letter from the IRS demanding payment, interest and penalties because they claimed their missing child who was kidnapped before June 1?

When you act like a wimp, even pirates in tin cans don’t respect you

It’s nice to be liked isn’t, it Mr. President?

Now how about garnering some respect? Never, not ever, have pirates tried to seize a ship flying under the American flag. Until now. Do you think maybe that has something to do with your Kumbaya talk?

So we are going to solve this with the World, eh?

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Wednesday for world action to “end the scourge of piracy” as U.S. warships raced to confront pirates who hijacked a U.S.-flagged ship off the coast of Somalia.

Right, Hill. How about a UN Resolution. That should help, right? The big shots behind all the hijacks are probably high level officials there.

When you act like a limp wrist, the world no longer respects you or your country.  This We Are The World crap  is going to get the USA blown to smithereens if this nonsense doesn’t end soon.  That Civilian Army is going to be fighting some real fights. We’ve got China and Russia able to hijack our  electrical grids. We are getting ready to turn trained terrorists loose in our neighborhoods. We have Castro asking “How can I help”somebody annihilate you? We have  a four-foot tall stroke-addled sociopath in North  Korea shooting off missiles. And now we’ve even got morons on half-assed pirate ships thinking we are an easy mark. What’s the plan here, to level the USA?

We are deeply concerned and we are following it very closely,” Clinton said.

“Specifically, we are now focused on this particular act of piracy and the seizure of a ship that carries 21 American citizens. More generally, we think the world must come together to end the scourge of piracy,” she said.

I’m rolling my eyes here.

Could we please cut the crap? An American ship was hijacked by pirates  terrorizing the crewfor Chrissakes.  They took 20 Americans hostage! We need world help to solve that?  What are we, 12 years old?  They are pirates! They just  hijacked supplies meant for aid to needy people in Kenya, for God Sakes! No conscience at all! Send them for a swim!

We are talking about countries who have encouraged this piracy by handing over ransoms like the idiots that they are. And we are asking THEM for help? What are we waiting for, the French to hit the next pirate boat’s crew over the head with a brick of cheese? I can’t even tell you how stupid we are starting to look.

ath01_yemen-_0401_11See this picture?

There’s the answer.

Scare the crap out of them once and I guarantee that nobody will be thinking of hijacking an American ship again. And just to make sure, mount a machine gun on all our supply ships and put a Military sharpshooter in charge of it. Then the rest of the world could  let us know when they are fed up with their ships being hijacked by terrorists in salvaged tin cans–and we can tell them what they are telling us about Afghanistan. “Not my problem. Let’s have lunch”.

The people on that hijacked ship are braver than our President! At least they fought back and didn’t stand there and tell the hijackers that America sucks so take what you want.

My God, somebody please do an Intervention on Hillary, please. I think a pod has taken her.

A dead rose by any other name would smell as…..

39910funnynoseglassesUsing the AIG rendition of the social idiot who shows up at the party wearing a plastic groucho nose, eyebrows and glasses prop, AIG tore down their headquarters sign this weekend and unceremoniously, if not surreptitiously, changed their company name to AIU–although IOU seems to be a more appropriate name.

No kidding. You can’t make this shit up. Apparently, in the future, we won’t recognize who they are. Let’s call it the Wall Street rendition of the witness protection program.

NEW YORK, March 22 (Reuters) – Workmen rolled up their sleeves at American International Group Inc (AIG.N) this weekend to take down the most prominent sign at the downtown Manhattan offices of the embattled insurer that has become the scorn of America.

 A spokesman said the company had decided to replace the large AIG sign — outside the entrance to its property-casualty offices — as part of its plan to change that operation’s name to AIU Holdings Ltd.

 The move is designed to “distinguish these well-capitalized businesses from AIG,” said a second spokesman.

In what is probably the closest thing to a truthful remark from AIG’s AIU’s   Fed-Selected CEO we have heard in a month, the man finally admitted what a thieving, morally-bankrupt sack of crap this company truly is.

“I think the AIG name is so thoroughly wounded and disgraced that we’re probably going to have to change it,” Liddy told a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee last Wednesday.

Funny, I kind of get the feeling that the move is to Disappear the name “AIG”. I am sure they are all hoping that angry mobs won’t be able to find their thieving asses any longer.

bag-over-headI get the distinct feeling that in the near future, Geithner, Paulson and Bernanke may be borrowing three sets of those groucho glasses. Barring that possibility due to a run on purchases of  these props caused by the rest of their Goldman-Sachs and other Wall Street friends, they can always temporarily go for the bag over the head routine until novelty companies restock.  The photo above is a custom-made bag earmarked for Chris Dodd, whose wife seems to have had previous employment ties to AIGan AIU-owned business.