Pelosi is a Liar

Anyone who thinks Nancy Pelosi cares about the environment or global warming is kidding themselves.  We’ve all heard about her request for a C-32 (Boeing 757) aircraft for her own personal use.  Her claim now is:

Hastert, an Illinois Republican, flew in a small commuter-sized jet. Pelosi and her aides say that because her congressional district is in California, her security would require a larger plane that can fly coast to coast without refueling.

“It’s not a question of size, it’s a question of distance,” Pelosi said Wednesday. “We want an aircraft that can reach California.”

You are so full of crap you reek, Nancy.  The Air Force has several other more economical options, if you bothered to look, that have the range to make it to California unrefueled.   But you probably did look didn’t you?   You just want the C-32, because you’re Nancy Pelosi.  Well, screw you.  It’s my tax money that makes those birds fly, and as far as I’m concerned, your staffers and VIPs can fly commercial.

I barely buy the security argument that justifies Pelosi flying on air force jets.  But if it’s going to happen, she can do with a lesser plane.  If the C-21 was good enough for hauling Denny Hastert’s fat ass around, as far as I’m concerned, it’s good enough for Nancy Pelosi too.

Add John Rafferty to the List

John Rafferty can now be added to the list of people who can officially kiss my ass. Why? This is why:

The new chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, PJ Stapleton, says the LCB has already approved the transfer of a liquor license to one grocery store that offers in-store dining and will now sell beer, and he says several applications are pending.

Buying beer in grocery stores? Now there’s something I can get behind! In states like Iowa, California, and many many others, you can buy a fifth of rye at you corner grocery store, not just beer. I’m happy Mr. Stapleton is moving Pennsylvania in line with most of the other states in the union. But wait:

But that chairman of the Law and Justice Committee, suburban Republican John Rafferty, says he’s concerned about the number of teenagers who work in grocery stores, and for that and other reasons he’s working on legislation that would close what he believes is a loophole in state liquor law.

Thanks John, for looking out after us, and getting this dangerous loophole that allows beer to be sold in supermarkets, which is clearly turning every other state that does it into a giant drunken frat party. It’s all about the children, after all.

And we wonder why young people are leaving Pennsylvania in droves once they get out of college?

Drug Warrior Politicians Can So Go To Hell

I’ve been battling a cold for the past week, and have so far managed to avoid buying any Sudafed to help with the congestion, but I finally got tired of feeling stuffed up, so I broke down and forked over my license and John Hancock to buy a pack of the good stuff.

I just have one thing to say about Sudafed PE: it sucks! The PE apparently stands for Placebo Effect, because I’m not convinced that crap does a damned thing. It certainly doesn’t clear me up. The government, and any Congress Critter who voted for this, can take all the packs of Sudafed PE I’ve bought, and and stuff them where the sun don’t shine.

I don’t care if people make methamphetamines from pseudoephedrine containing products, I really don’t. What I buy is between me and the pharmacist who’s selling it to me, and as far as I’m concerned, the politicians can keep their noses out of my f**king business. Fork over my license and sign forms because I have a stuffy nose? Piss off.

I feel bad for the kid behind the counter though, because clearly he has been abused over this. I felt the need to make the comment “You’d think I was buying plutonium or something.” as I affixed my signature to his government watch list. He ran through a rehashed script, in a rather defensive tone, “People are using to make meth. It’s a new law. It’s not just us. It’s every pharmacy counter in the country.” So I said “I know, I just still think it sucks.” I guess I should have just kept my mouth shut, it wasn’t his fault, and I wasn’t trying to rag on him.

Americans in early times would have brought out the tar and feathers for any politician who had this much gumption. Two centuries ago, Pennsylvanians, over a 9 cent a gallon excise tax on whiskey, engaged in outright rebellion, which got so out of hand that Washington himself lead federal troops into Western Pennsylvania to put down the uprising. What have we become? We’ve gotten too accustomed, as Americans, to bending over for the politicians. From time to time, they need to be reminded who they work for. So write your Congress Critter, and tell them, in very nice, polite and eloquent prose, that how you treat a stuffy nose is none of his damned business. And if that doesn’t work, I’ll bring the tar, and you can bring the feathers!

Cartoon of the Day

Sorry, but color, me, skeptical. The cartoon is right about one thing though. It’s not just Democrats that want to close the gun show “loophole”. It’s Republican Mike Castle of Delaware spearheading the effort! So Mike, if you or any of your staffers come across this post, I’d just like to point out how much you suck, and that I’m really glad I don’t live in Delaware.