Category: USA

November 19, 2010


Filed under: Government,Stupidity,USA — Dennis @ 11:49 am

HUH???Okay, so there’s been a lot of bibblebabble south of the border lately about something called “quantitative easing.”  So much that it’s apparently trickled into the conversation up here, somehow.

I have to admit, this isn’t something I’ve ever heard of before.  Seriously – quantitative easing sounds like something Stephen Hawking came up with to explain interstellar flatulence.  But why do we give a damn about it?  Well, let’s face it; we aren’t so intertwined as we once were, but what buggers up the US economy still has a nasty habit of taking a dump in the punchbowl up here, too.

That and, as we all should know by now, stupidity is contagious.

So, not wanting to be the guy who had nothing to say when someone asks “what the #@%* is quantitative easing,” I did some digging around to find out what the hell everyone is gabbing about.  Turns out it’s not such a complicated thing as it sounds.  It’s just bafflegabese for “printing up a buttload of money.”  Here’s how it “works” … (more…)

December 21, 2009

Well I’ll Be Damned… Wendy Wins??

Filed under: Cluebat,Cops,Gun Control,John Q Public,Nanny State,USA,Video,WTF? — Dennis @ 9:40 pm

I can’t believe it.  After all this time, it’s actually finally happened.  You have no idea how much I hate like hell to say this, but I really do have no choice.

The gun grabbers were right!

You have no idea how disgusted I am with myself right now.

Every time some jurisdiction down in the US loosened its gun control laws, organizations like the Brady Campaign fought those reforms tooth and nail.  And I ridiculed them.

They warned us over and over and over again that ONLY SOLDIERS AND COPS CAN BE TRUSTED WITH GUNS and putting guns in the hands of the average citizen would lead to mayhem — violence in the streets, shootings over the most insignificant perceived slight, gunfights over fender benders.

Yes, they warned us.  They did everything they could.  And we …  I … didn’t listen.  Now it’s happened.  Many of you have doubtless heard of the historic “Heller decision” of the US Supreme Court that struck down the District of Columbia’s wise and well-thought-out gun ban that had stood for more than 30 years, making sure DC stayed as safe as it was.  I remember it quite well.  I, fool that I was, rejoiced at it. (more…)

September 16, 2009

ACORN Atrocity

Some things require no explanation at all …

August 13, 2009

Always Liked This Guy

Filed under: Celebrities,Good Stuff,Society/Culture,USA,Video — Dennis @ 12:15 pm

Just because I’m in a good mood for a change…

Don’t ya just feel better now?

July 31, 2009

Well, Then…

Filed under: Government,John Q Public,Nanny State,Ontario,USA,Video — Dennis @ 3:03 pm

So much for our “envy of the world healthcare” system.

Funny how the ubernannies had nothing to say until the ad ran

The Ontario government has filed a defence against a claim made by a Hamilton woman who’s at the centre of the U.S. debate over health care.

Shona Holmes is featured in a TV campaign in which she claims she had to mortgage her home and travel to a U.S. clinic for brain surgery in 2005, due to a six-month wait for care in Canada. The ad, which began airing about two weeks ago in all 50 states, warns Americans to reject Canadian-style health care because it failed her. In the ad, Ms. Holmes states that if she relied on her government, she’d be dead.

The filing — Ontario’s first response to a lawsuit launched two years ago by Ms. Holmes — was filed by the attorney general two weeks ago.

The lawsuit says Ontario’s monopoly over health services is unconstitutional and that long waiting lists cause patients to “endure significant financial, emotional and physical hardship to access such services in the United States.”

March 15, 2009

Little Surprises

I know I’m a few days late, but here it is anyway.

This is not a guy that I expect any profundities from… at all. I have to admit, he managed to surprise me a few times here (hokey-assed jokes notwithstanding).

It’s in ten parts, so you might want to grab a coffee first.


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