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Ravetastic video...

Just a quick break from my long-winded posts for something I came across on youtube.

It reminds me of videos played at parties many many years ago. That can be said for just about anything put in super-super-duper slow motion with a trancy-put-me-to-sleep track over it.

In addition to the topic of the video, I have a joke. Right now there are 49 states that allow some form of carrying a firearm. Illinois does not. There is a bill that has been introduced, HB148, that will allow people in Illinois who go through a course and a permit process to carry a firearm for defense. The only person who may hold this back in our govenor. WHile looking into this bill I saw an amusing joke that, like many jokes, is based on reality.

Illinois vs Texas
The Governor of Illinois is jogging with his dog along a
nature trail. A coyote jumps out and attacks the Governor's dog, then
bites the Governor.

1. The Governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon
the movie "Bambi" and then realizes he should stop because the coyote is
only doing what is natural.

2. He calls animal control . Animal Control captures
the coyote and bills the State $200 testing it for diseases and $500 for
relocating it.

3. He calls a veterinarian. The vet collects the
dead dog and bills the State $200 testing it for diseases.

4. The Governor goes to hospital and spends $3,500
getting checked for diseases from the coyote and on getting his bite wound

5. The running trail gets shut down for 6 months while
Fish & Game conducts a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is now
free of dangerous animals.

6. The Governor spends $50,000 in state funds
implementing a "coyote awareness program" for residents of the area.

7. The State Legislature spends $2 million to study how
to better treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease
throughout the world.

8 The Governor's security agent is fired for not
stopping the attack. The State spends $150,000 to hire and train a new agent with additional special training re: the nature of coyotes.

9. PETA protests the coyote's relocation and files a $5
million suit against the State.

Texas :
The Governor of Texas is jogging with his dog along a
nature trail. A Coyote jumps out and attacks the dog.

1. The Governor shoots the coyote with his State-issued
pistol and keeps jogging. The Governor has spent $0.50 on a .45 ACP
hollow point cartridge.

2. The Buzzards eat the dead coyote.

And that, my friends, is one reason why Illinois is broke and Texas is

One more gun related thing I found amusing, because it's just too serious around here.

Political Science for Dummies
Are you a Democrat, Republican or Southern Republican?

Here is a little test that will help you decide. Question: How do you tell the difference between Democrats, Republicans and Southern Republicans? The answer can be found by posing the following question:

You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, an Islamic Terrorist with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, praises Allah, raises the knife, and charges. You are carrying a Glock .40, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. What do you do?

Democrat's Answer:
Well, that's not enough information to answer the question!
Does the man look poor or oppressed?
Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack?
Could we run away?
What does my wife think?
What about the kids?
Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand?
What does the law say about this situation!?
Does the Glock have appropriate safety built into it?
Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to my children?
Is it possible he'd be happy with just killing me?
Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me?
If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me?
Should I call 9-1-1?
Why is this street so deserted?
We need to raise taxes, have a paint and weed day and make this happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior.
This is all so confusing! ! I need to debate this with some ! friends for few days and try to come to a consensus.

Republican's Answer: BANG!

Southern Republican's Answer: BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! click.....(sounds of reloading). BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! click Daughter: "Nice grouping, Daddy! Were those the Winchester Silver Tips?"

Hypocrisy by the (face)book...

A wall post to a Wisconsin Union supporter:
"This reminds me of when the democrats crammed healthcare down the throat of the entire country, despite most of the people not wanting it. Politicians are shady. Good luck to you and Wisconsin."

I like to think I'm a pretty centrist guy and try my best to remain neutral when approaching and evaluating a situation. I didn't make a note of what "side" of the healthcare debate I was on, nor did I say anything bad about it. Perhaps just of the democrats, but I didn't say anything that was untrue. Wasn't that a pretty neutral evaluation? The person I posted it to didn't think so - so it was deleted. She's not a bad person, and I'd hate to imply that, but it did make me think of the hypocrisy of the liberal/tea party rivalry.

Liberals think Tea Partiers are racist, yet the main message is equality. The problem is that liberals don't want equality. They want the lesser to get more and the better to get less. I'm not contradicting myself here, there is a better and a lesser. Equality isn't about giving for free - it's about equal opportunity, not equal pay. You have the opportunity to do anything I can, but if you choose to use that opportunity and I don't, why should I be rewarded the same as you?

Liberals seem to have the mentality of "Someone can do it", while Tea Partiers seem to think "Hey, someone has to do it - I'll take care of it." This is evident in the difference between the trash at the Mall from the 8/28 Restoring Honor rally and the Obama inaugeration or the One Nation Rally.
The most recent example of this is in Wisconsin. The union folks protesting left the ground of the capital a disaster. The Tea Party decided to clean the place up with a "It's time to take out the trash" event.

The Tea Party group does not condone violence. They fight with votes - the same votes that put the republicans in control in Wisconsin. When the new healthcare plan is enacted, they fought with lawsuits. Meanwhile SEIU folks have been video taped beating those who don't agree with them, saying quite racist things, and even helping pimp out underage girls.
Oh yeah, and the death threats the MSM won't report on from Wisconsin. A Wisconsin news radio channel got a hold of one particular threat to GOP senators HERE.

As I mentioned earlier, no group is perfect. Are there racist, hating, abusive members of the Tea Party? Absolutely. Are there those same people on the left? Absolutely. So what group is more likley to support (or at least ignore) those issues, and who is more likely to stand up against it?

Getting back to what spawned my thought process: facebook and Wisconsin.
Getting a post deleted isn't a big deal. It's really not. But ignoring or sweeping aside an idea you don't agree with doesn't make it go away. Ignoring something or calling it false doesn't make it so. I do not know the intention of removing it, but I assume it's because they don't agree with what I said - though the only opinion pieces there were that the healthcare law was crammed (even those who like the law I doubt can disagree with that) and that politicians are shady. Where am I wrong?

As I mentioned in my last post, I think unions should be demolished as they exist today - but not in a legislative way. The GOP did things shady, but not illegal. To have people react the way they did is a damn shame. You don't like it? Move. That's the glory, and the reason, of States.

My last questions, and honest ones I'd love to get feedback from union folk in WS: Would you rather you pay more into your own pension and healthcare, which will retain your wealth to yourself, or would you rather the state raise taxes on everyone %33 to pay for your stuff? That's what my state did. I'm sure many of you would prefer the taxes, but how will that affect the rest of the state? How would that affect you? that's less money in your pocket AND your pension AND your healthcare. Wouldn't it be better to pay a bit more into your own stuff, and also stop paying union dues?

I'm all for bargaining, but not between unions and businesses, but between people and the taxpayers. It's a real simple reason why unions would never agree to referendum votes: they would lose every time.


One other random observation...
Gas prices go up a net of %7 in 26 months when a republican is in office, it's his fault
Gas prices go up a net of %67 in 25 months when a democrat is in office, he has nothing to do with it.
To be fair, neither president should be blamed for events outside their control - but would a liberal claim that?