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"We have four boxes with which to defend our freedom: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box." - Congressman Larry McDonald M.D.
(1 April, 1935 - 1 Sept., 1983)


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14 July 2010

Bottom Stories Of The Day

It must suck to live in Oakland, CA. these days. It seems the city is so deep in debt that they are preparing to lay off 80 police officers. And to help drive the point home to city residents, the police chief has listed 44 crimes that his department will not respond to, should some hapless victim call 911.

Here's a good one; providing false information to a peace officer. (Dear Chief, considering such a crime is most likely to be perpetrated upon a "PEACE OFFICER", do ya really think the average Oakland resident is going to give a rat's furry ass if you respond or not)

The city council voted June 25 to eliminate the positions to help close the city's $32.5 million funding gap. According to city officials, each of 776 police officers employed there costs around $188,000.00 per year. The city asked officers to pay nine percent of their salary toward their own pensions, which would save the city about $7.8 million toward a multi-million dollar deficit.

The police union agreed to this concession, provided the city promised there would be no lay offs over the next three years. The city agreed to a one year moratorium on lay offs, but that is not good enough for the union.

Of course, I could be wrong here, but considering the state of the economy and the number of people out of work, I think I would be agreeing to ass kissing concessions as long as it meant keeping a job and having a pension to look forward to.

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Over in the land of Lincoln; Illinois is considering a tax on sugar filled drinks, "to fight obesity." Current research on the subject is talking a penny or two per ounce as needed to be expensive enough to affect consumption. So if policy followed research, a two liter bottle of your favorite soft drink might cost you .60 cents to $1.20 more.

Illinois Public Health Institute CEO Elissa Bassler said, "Maybe changing the ways we use beverages can be a part of handling obesity."

Store owner Bill Baffes said, "I think it's silly. Where do you draw the line?"

"That's what the democratic process is about," said Bassler.

Personally, I believe the democratic party is full of shit and, they are going to tax everything in sight to fund their own pension plans.

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Swinging back to California; The city of Berkeley is now looking at taxing medicinal and recreational marijuana in the event Proposition 19 passes the state's November ballot. The city council is considering a 10 percent tax on gross receipts of recreational pot and 2.5 percent on the medical version of the old sticky icky.

Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates concedes the tax will only generate about $350,000.00 per year.

But Tom, once you have your taxing boot on the neck of all those gonja users, you're going to want legalized cocaine, crack, crank, roofies and meth. So $350,000.00 may be a small tax boost for now but, it's a start!!!

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Certainly everyone is now aware that the government has imposed a 10 percent tax on indoor tanning. The given reason; to help fund health care for those who suffer from melanoma, as a direct result of indoor tanning.

Once again, I could be wrong here, but didn't the regime force through nationalized health care to treat people with illnesses... like melanoma?

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But I have left the best of the bottom stories for last; In a public speech today, Vice Reich's Chancellor Joe Bite-me told his audience that "the administration's stimulus spending is working and has already created 2.8 million jobs."

Is this the same simple minded asshole who hardly two weeks ago told another audience, "we have lost 9 million jobs in America that we will never see return"?

Folks, feel safe in the knowledge that, after the revolution, we will charge and hang all of these socialist thieves for treason. Same day service.

MikeH.

3 comments:

  1. Firing police is the politicians way of getting ordinary people to vote for tax increases. Little old ladies and soccer mom's would rather have higher taxes then fewer police. Why not go through every department except law enforcement and fire department and eliminate 10% of the workers. No one can convince me that we need all those bureaucrats.

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  2. I'm not so sure we need so many cops... and I use to be one.

    Seriously though, we really need fewer unions. At some point, people surely realize that they are going to strong arm employers out of pay and benefit increases right up until employers outsource jobs for less. That's the reason we are consumers and not makers anymore.

    MikeH.

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  3. +1 to both commenters.

    The tanning tax is the country's first "being white" tax, or "cracker tax" to borrow the Black Panther's term. Who else uses tanning booths?

    (disclaimer: I live in Florida and wouldn't go near a tanning place. The UV index here is usually rated "fatal within 10 minutes". Last thing I need is more UV.)

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