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Sunday, December 30, 2012

He Won, Good Bye America

Well, the day has arrived. Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner have folded like the cheap suits they are……......

“What have we accomplished? Political victory for the president,” Graham said. “Hats off to the president — he stood his ground. He’s going to get rate increases, maybe not at [$250,000], but on upper-income Americans. And the sad news for the country is we’ve accomplished very little in not becoming Greece or getting out of debt. This deal won’t affect the debt situation. And it will be a political victory for the president, and I hope we have courage of our convictions, when it comes to raise the debt ceiling to fight what we believe as Republicans. Hats off to the president, he won.”

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"This is what you get when you team up unprincipled, spineless, weak-kneed, back-patting, RINOs with a double talking, back stabbing, lying, conniving, vote stealing, union sucking, Constitution bashing, undocumented, underhanded, scheming, socialist/Marxist/fascist, treasonous, treacherous, two faced, two timing, unpatriotic, scoundrel in the Oval Office." [Dumbplumber]

The ending will never be good and it will never be unraveled.  And in an ultimate painful irony, it will be declared, by all parties, done under the Constitution.

Good Bye America…..It was nice to know you.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Enough of the Fiscal Cliff

Enough of the Fiscal Cliff

I have stopped watching all news channels, for now. The reason is simple. Just turn on any news and information network and the first words you will hear are, “Fiscal Cliff, fiscal cliff”. Enough already of the fiscal cliff.

FYI for all of you neophyte news hounds, who have been in a coma for the past 40 years, this so-called fiscal cliff has been growing ever since our government discovered it could mortgage our future by spending money it hadn’t yet collected. The past two presidents didn’t invent the cliff, they just more than doubled the distance to the bottom, from the combined previous 200 years. And this last one is working on doubling it again.

And if the pundits have discovered  any one redeeming fact, it is that this so-called cliff isn’t the pending debt, but the gigantic festering pustule that is Big Government… just getting bigger by the day. Let me explain.

The United States is now become a debtor nation, borrowing billions every day to operate and more billions to just pay the interest on what they’ve already borrowed. But like any good debtor, have they figured out they are living beyond their means? No, no and Hell no.

This administration in particular has doubled down on debt by entering into a Faustian Deal with ‘Low Information’ voters. He gives them hundreds of billions in "stimulus" grants, directed soley at the unions, unending unemployment insurance, fraudulent disability benefits, unfettered access to food stamps, free medical services, free abortions and birth control, Obamaphones, EBT cards (that they can use in Vegas and Hawaii) and just about any other benefit they want to ask for. In return, Obama gets their votes.

On the other hand, our military has ballooned out of control. I don’t just mean $100 million dollar fighter jets and multi-billion dollar aircraft carriers. We are engaged in no less than three ongoing wars. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq (yes we never left and more are going back) and the unending  war on Common Sense. Never mind that we are maintaining over 700 military installations around the world….like we actually need all 700.

And never let a stupid idea go to waste, but taxing millionaires and billionaires has already been debunked, because if you took ALL their wealth today, it would only run this monstrosity for about 8 months. Then what would you do?

No, the genius of our Congress is they have carefully concealed that this isn’t about taxing the rich--because they don’t tax wealth, they tax incomes-- but rather making the 'working wealthy' stay in harness and give away the fruits of their labor, for the rest of their lives. Yeah, like they don’t have the intelligence and resources to take their toys and go somewhere else. Hello!

Meanwhile, Big Government will be lowering its sights down to the middle class, who haven’t the inclination, ability or wherewithal to make these moves, to replace the rich in paying for this behemoth.

No my friends, there is really only one war going on here, the one between those paying taxes and those spending them. Nevermind that the size and cost of government will never enter into these negotiations. It, as it is now being reported, is the Price we’re going to pay for an unbridled, ballooning, ever encroaching, ever controlling government run amok.

Because a smaller, less intrusive, leaner, more efficient governing has never been the goal of any Party in our government. Any Party running on this platform will be ‘hounded’ out of a position of power before they ever get near it. And if we learned nothing else from the last election, victory was was attained, not by the vast majority of tax payers, but by the sycophants of Big Government, and those that leach from and sustain themselves on the toil of others.

We are So Screwed.

Friday, December 28, 2012

We Are so Screwed Part Deaux

The Headline screams, “It’s All Up To Them”. Well, if Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell have the final say on our future…….we’re screwed, blued and tattooed.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

No Good Deed...

Just when you thought that a good idea could make lemonade out of lemons, along comes the Liberals, unions and bureaucrats.

A few days after the Sandy Hook massacre I thought hiring unemployed servicemen and women to provide security at our nation’s schools was a grand idea. We could provide these former soldiers living wages in return for their training and patriotism in securing our country’s youth from random acts of violence. Now how simple was that???

But No Good Deed Goes Unpunished, or mangled beyond recognition.

Since then, our politicians, union leaders and knee-jerk liberals have turned the whole thing around into, “Hiring more cops (read union cops) to patrol our schools”.

Of course, this will require more training (as if they didn‘t get enough at Basic), more equipment, more union dues, more reporting, more ‘centralization‘, more, more, more…..until the original idea has morphed into another TSA nightmare.

Will we see any of our former soldiers hired? Of course we will, but at far greater and unnecessary expense and with attached benefits that will take our unfunded obligations further into the stratosphere.

I wouldn’t be surprised that we will form a completely new bureaucracy for school security, with separate and complicated regulations and training manuals for pre-school, grade school, junior high then high schools. Maybe even colleges. There is no level of excess unattainable by bureaucrats and unions.   It’s no wonder school districts are backing away.

In the end, this great idea will become, in true fashion, just another government generated nightmare and boondoggle of galactic proportions.

And I can’t wait for the inevitable day, during a union strike, an armed loony mows down an entire classroom.

Now I wish I had never thought or heard of it.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

An Idea Whose Time has Come

It has already begun. Since November 6, I have fielded no less than five telephone solicitations for funds to beat back the Liberals in the NEXT election. The ‘Pitch’ goes something like this: “Will you help us stop the Progressives and Liberals, come next election?”

To this I answer: “No, you idiot. You shoved Mitt Romney down my throat, against my will. And in doing so, you belittled, insulted and ignored the Tea Party and their candidates, which were instrumental in giving you the majority in the House in 2010”.

Truth of the matter is, these politicos are sucking the conservatives dry, with promises of future wins that cannot and will not happen, given the voting and campaigning corruption of the last election.

Here’s an idea whose time is way late in coming. Why don’t we direct some of that anger, aggression and frustration in a way that will change the hearts and minds of those that would end America as we know it? Why don’t we begin a program that will make socialism, Marxism and cronyism so distasteful they will die for lack of interest? Why don’t we make some lemonade out of lemons?

Time to rally the disgruntled, unemployed, patriotic, former military, law enforcement or intelligence agents, highly trained in surveillance, interdiction, confrontation and behavior modification (for lack of a better term), to act on behalf of patriotic Americans, to restore respect for our Constitution and fulfill the Pledge they took when entering service.

Of course, those that are egregiously violating our Founder’s wishes can expect to experience some discomfort, which they will be quick to claim are violations of their rights.  I would submit that in executing ‘their’ violations they forfeited the protections granted the rest of us. Think of it as a temporary sacrifice for the greater good.

So, if someone wants to start a Fundraiser for this cause, let me know and I will be the first to donate. It might take a while, but I think we would find that a few patriotic votes by Congressmen and Senators in casts and wheel chairs will generate significant revenues towards a broader respect for America and what She stands for. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces

Apparently Michele Obama has drawn the ire of several former Secretary’s of State by claiming that Republicans suppressed voter turnout in the 2012 election. Wow.

With several precincts in Pennsylvania experiencing 100% of votes going to Obama and some districts in Ohio reporting a 125% voter turnout, I would say that Michele is right. Just think of what could have happened if Republicans hadn’t interfered.


A good friend asked me the other day, “How many quail do you have?” The question should have been, 'How many quail have us'? You see, we once had 3 coveys of about 25 or 30 each. And they migrated from neighbor to neighbor sampling the different bills of fare tossed out by the benevolent.

However, we can no longer refer to them as coveys, because ‘coveys’ are small batches of cute little birds. We now have a huge ‘herd’ of small turkeys circling our feeding area like a gang of mobbed-up debt collectors threatening violence if we don’t get the chum out by 3 PM….or else.

You see, over past few years we have shoved several hundred pounds of a mixture of wild bird food and what is affectionately referred to as ‘chick scratch’ through the gullets and out the posteriors of these feathered food felons. And if we’re ever so bold as to arrive home late for feeding, say 4 PM, we are greeted with quail and their big cousin enforcers, Eurasian Doves lurking on fences, tree branches and overhead power lines in numbers that rival anything in Hitchcock’s, The Birds.


And I cannot close today without a comment about the recurrent call for gun control in the aftermath of the massacre in Newtown, Conn.

I would remind the ’preferably unarmed’ that it was the British marching all night from Boston to northern Massachusetts, to confiscate the guns from the Colonists that triggered the Revolutionary War, not the Boston Tea Party.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Not Making It Up

You know, sometimes there are things you cannot make up.

If Dumbplumber were to propose killing treacherous, treasonous, plotters who are destroying our Country, our Constitution and our way of life, it would be considered a felony, actionable by arrest, a (fair) trial (by my peers) and inevitable prison.

However, if the U.N. proposes killing innocents through abortion, starvation, dehydration and euthanizing, it is considered good population control policy and would be accompanied by a grant--from this Administration, who would borrow it from China--then pass it on to third world dictators for implementation.

Welcome to Obama’s Amerika.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Good News Nov. 6th

There is some good news coming out after Nov. 6th. Well, er, uh, good news for your conscience anyway. No longer will you have to wrestle with that angel that was parked on your shoulder telling you to not do this or that. That angel got taken out with a 12 gauge by the Progressives and Liberals on Black Tuesday.

Given that America’s majority no longer believes that killing innocent citizens or law enforcement agents precludes qualification to be either Attorney General or President, taking out a bad guy or just someone that annoys the ever loving crap out of you will no longer keep you awake at night. That is if you are a loyal Democrat. Ditto on hiding or concealing evidence of a conspiracy among your brethren, as long as they are in as deep as you are.

No longer will you have to hide your assets from investigators, seeking compensation for bad investments, that lost your investors billions when you plundered segregated accounts like rats invading your grain silo. No sir, if you had the best of intentions and have already spent your commissions, revealing your multiple vacation homes and yachts and jets, parked around the world is no longer going to affect your digestion or appetite for the next deal, as long as you donated to Obama.

From Nov. 6th forward, murder, fraud, conspiracy, cover-ups, theft and mayhem will no longer be the exception, but the rule…if you’re a Democrat. For instance, if you owe the IRS $5000 right now, they will hound you to the hubs of hell, take your bank accounts, your income, even sell your home. But if you’re an illegal alien, you can count on tens of thousands in benefits being handed to you just for the asking. As if 63 million idiots isn't enough.

Now if this doesn’t suck, nothing does. We are So Screwed.

Chickens coming Home

I couldn’t help but notice, over the past few days, that the chickens are coming home to roost for Obama supporters. Why just today I see that unemployment benefits for about 55,000 Ohioans is coming to an end, just before Christmas. It also looks like those college deductions are going to be axed, not just for Republicans but for everyone. On top of that, those elitist, LearJet, Limousine Liberals are going to be slammed with higher taxes, as a big wet kiss for helping elect the most corrupt president in history. And that isn’t the end of the good news.

It is now being reported that dozens of liberal owned or controlled companies are laying off employees or moving operations overseas, as a result of Obamacare. And who in the Ivory Towers didn’t know this on November 5th ?

Yes Pilgrims, the effects of Obamacare and resulting regulations, taxes and negative impact on healthcare have been a well kept secret since Nancy Pelosi told the country, “ You have to vote for it, to see what’s in it”.

Even the outspoken politicians that keep a permanent soapbox on the Capital steps have been negligent in silence, while pretending moral outrage. Of course, they are exempt from compliance of the most egregious, outrageous assault on America since Pearl Harbor.

And adding to the confusion that is “Obamacare”, many states are now announcing that they will NOT be establishing ‘exchanges’ to accommodate just one of the many dictates of this legislation. The reason….because the states cannot afford the cost. Yep, just like the rest of the regulation landslide, Obamacare forces the states to upchuck more taxpayer money to do what Washington, D.C. doesn’t want to do….pay for their folly.

The ability for the population to absorb the tidal wave of regulation and taxes to support, not just Obamacare, but all the 60 new regulations per day being generated by this dictatorship, has been severely underestimated.

The recent and ongoing layoffs will NOT compensate for what is coming, so all you Lefties can get used to the bad news, because there is a lot more to come. Before, this is over the smart Libs will be Conservatives and the dumb ones will be just the hopeless Commis they’ve always been.

We’re So Screwed.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Dumbplumber's Gift to You

It has been a long time since the Dumbplumber has cheered out loud for the possibilities of America and Conservatism. It’s been a very long time, so you can spare about 13 minutes of yours to watch this. Be sitting somewhere you can’t break anything with your flailing arms.

Dumbplumber’s gift to you on Thanksgiving


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Suffering the Consequences

Having had a couple of weeks to digest the aftermath of Nov. 6, I have come to the conclusion that America is So Screwed.

Conservatives know what happened. It is the RINOs from Main Street to Madison Ave, that haven’t figured it out. They blame everyone and every thing but themselves. “It was a failure to reach out”, “We didn’t bring the youth, women and Hispanics into the tent”, or “We didn’t excite our base”.


How about you took your base for granted! How about you dismissed Conservatives, with the blanket slogan, “Who you gonna vote for…Obama?” How about you ignored and marginalized someone that garnered about 5 million votes you DIDN’T get….Sarah Palin. How about my neighbor’s dog has a better judgment of people than the GOP political machine!

No, Romney, the GOP Party leaders and all the RINO talking heads missed one of the most important elements of winning an election….they didn’t stand for anything, just more of the same.

When you have the likes of John Boehner--who lacks the will to stop smoking--as your last firewall against Harry Reid, Valarie Jarrett, Barack Obama and Republican governors who cannot clean up their own election systems, you are most certainly doomed.

Dumbplumber has adopted a new reality when it comes to elections. Conservatives will never again win in the ballot box, but rather in Kevlar. Those that vote for a living and those that cultivate them must suffer the consequences of their actions.

If anyone disagrees, they are welcome to show me ANOTHER way forward.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Deluding the Sheeples

This is a response to a bunch of pencil pushing, temporarily deluded, Palin supporters actually believing a pro Sarah article written in the L.A. Times.

Sorry to have missed a bunch of this thread, but I actually have to work for a living. I’m back for lunch and I’ve seen more serious and constructive conversation on how to keep a puppy from crapping on the floor. And I might add, more convincing.

Look people, the typical campaign for both the Primary and the General election are now forever changed. It is no longer the candidate that characterizes the situation with promises of logical and common sense solutions. It is now the one that “mischaracterizes” the situation then pulls solutions out their ass, which causes the least amount of pain to the voters that will win these elections. The world is NOW upside down. Isn’t anyone watching what’s taking place with the UN, with the Middle East or with our Debt and spending?

If you can’t get a headline on CNN or the MSM that reflects why our government hung four Americans out to dry in Bengazi, who among you is deluded enough to believe that Sarah Palin will get more than 5 minutes of biased, deranged and destructive coverage over the course of another campaign. They will treat her like a leper with the bubonic plague.

All I’m hearing is, “WE HAVE TO TRY”. Well, boo, hoo, hoo, I’m here to tell you that, Steers try, Bulls do.

I’ve said this before on other blogs: Our solutions in the future will not be in the voting booth, but in Kevlar. I’ll let you brain trusts figure that one out.

When and until someone makes those responsible for the most corrupt and fraudulent election in America’s history pay for their actions--in a very painful and public way-- the outcome of the next one will be no different.

Get over yourselves, as long as you remain a debating society, nothing is going to change. Or, in other words, if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

An Affair to Remember

General David Petraeus announced that he is resigning due to an extramarital affair. He admitted that he had been back-dooring President Obama and would make every effort to comfort Michele during his period of atonement. Just kidding.

However, Petraeus is about to admit that resigning over an affair was easier than admitting that he failed to send aid to Ambassador Stevens when he (Stevens) was begging for his life. Believe me when I tell you that Bengazi was a day in the park next to a night with Mrs. Petraeus since this news broke.

Furthermore, since Petraeus no longer needs to protect his job, we might see some very interesting testimony at the upcoming Congressional hearings. It’s one thing to cover your ass, to protect your position, your agency and your president. It’s quite another to forever sully your reputation to protect a mad Marxist on his way to taking over our country, transforming our entire economy and burying our Constitution under the Communist Manifesto dustcovers…..forever.

And not to belabor the issue, but Gen. Petraeus has the one and only opportunity to turn the tables on THIS White House in front of hundreds of lawmakers, thousands of political lackeys and millions of viewers….but will he?

Hey Dave, time to fish or cut bait. Time to show what you are truly made of. Time for you to honor the “Oath of Office” you took in the military then again as CIA director. Time for you to do what no one else--charged with enforcing the Constitution--has the cojones to do.

No Dave, the time has long ago passed for you to do the right thing. It is now time for you to do the ONLY thing left to do to turn this country around. Never again--though you may write a book or two--will you have the opportunity to atone for your sins against America.

Suck it up Dave. Grow a pair. Man up. Do the right thing. Remember that your $100k plus a year retirement, complete with unlimited healthcare, is not only sacrosanct, but something that none of the rest of us could dream about. Remember, it is us, not you, that are so Screwed. Yeah, like this is going to happen.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Making California Count

This is in response to a recent column from Tom Elias, printed in the Record Searchlight:

Well Tom, there are many ways to make California count. But none of them are what you have in mind, or were shared by your cadre of Lefties. Since the ballot box isn’t going to get’ur done, we are left with some interesting alternatives.

One: Shut off the electricity to every “Greenie” in California. Make ‘them’ live like they want the rest of us, on renewable energy ONLY… first.

Two: Make all the “Liberals” drive electric, hybrid or bean fart powered vehicles. That includes commercial vehicles, if any of them actually own a business.

Three: Have all the folks that registered as Democrats split the cost of the ‘High Speed Rail to Nowhere‘. We will soon learn how much they love throwing good money at a bad idea.

Four: Every time the unions in California get a raise or entitlement junkies get a cost of living increase, make it law to extend the raise to ‘every’ employed person in the state. We’ll soon see how much these fools like inflation.

Five: All pension and benefit plans for union workers shall be extended to every worker in the State. And in the case of the uber-wealthy Lefties, everyone they have employed in their factories, farms or businesses, where ever they are, gets paid the same as in California. Let’s see how much the Left likes it when everyone is on the same playing field.

Six: In the event that none of these alternatives interest those that have chosen to make California the ugly step child or laughing stock of the planet, perhaps an open season on left-wing nut bags. If you are proposing any policy, law, regulation or fee that is unsustainable in practice, you will be hunted down and dealt with by a very ugly old Italian lady with a hairy eyeball. In the alternative, you can just turn yourself in to any biker bar for the “Posterior kicking of your Life“.

There, that ought to make a difference.



Abandoned Us

It has been in stunned disbelief that I am reviewing the comments coming in from the Establishment GOP, their mouthpieces at the Weekly Standard, the National Review and other RINO outlets. Comments like, “We need to be more moderate”, “We need a bigger tent”, “We didn’t reach out to Blacks and Latinos”. It’s kind of like the old quote, I believe, from Groucho Marx, “I wouldn’t join any club that would have me”. And right now, that’s the GOP.

In the face of overwhelming evidence that Nov. 6th was stolen by the Left, there is an underwhelming movement to make it right. Even VP candidate Paul Ryan has announced that, “Obama beat us fair and square”. Nevermind that the evidence proves otherwise.

My point is that America’s political system has swam out beyond the bouys. And nowhere are there lifeguards willing to save it.

Caught in the crossfire are the Rightwing Conservatives like Glenn Beck, who is building a Conservative media network devoted to reason, common sense and the Constitution. The good news is that his TV, radio, print and all associated enterprises empire are designed to keep Conservatives entertained and hopeful until the next election.

The bad news is, by the time we have another meaningful election, the scandalous and uncorrected behavior of Nov. 6th, will like an often repeated lie, become part of accepted history and election policy. And unlike any popular Hollywood movie, the Bad guys won and are now dragging John Wayne’s body through the streets behind a Chevy Volt.

Unfortunately the answers do no lay in the voting booth…been there, done that. It also doesn’t exist with everyday, hard working, law-abiding citizens. We have hundreds, even thousands of current and retired Secret Service agents, tens of thousands of qualified snipers from the military, hundreds of thousands of armed law enforcement officers and hundreds of law makers, each of which swore to uphold our Constitution and none have moved to eliminate those that would harm us.

No sir, we are lost because those that could save us have abandon us.  Don't ask me to do the job they swore an oath to do.  We Are So Screwed.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Obama's Utopia

Well we can add Brooklyn and Rockaway to the Number One priority list for our “Inevitable” president. Up there with jobs, energy conservation, green energy, foreign relations, economic stimulation, printing money, saving the middle class, and playing golf while Coney Island burns has made it a little crowded on, “The Head of the Number One pin”. Although, all that ‘winning an election’ seemed to be paramount at a very ugly time indeed, what with Bengazi, Fast and Furious, Hurricane Sandy and rigging the vote. I mean a man can do just so much when dodging a mulligan.

Ah yes, the folks from Staten Island to Long Island are now the poster children for the rest of us in the second Obama administration. Shattered lives, lost homes, no power or water, little medical care, non-existent transportation, power struggles between entrenched unions and non-union relief personnel and that’ll be between disasters.

Yes, welcome to Obama’s Utopia. Where arrogant narcissism meets self inflicted ignorance. A place where promises outweigh action, intentions collide with performance and results elude Central Planning. A place where the stroke of a pen is the last action fulfilling a presidential command. And just like the “Jobs Counsel”, the Justice Dept. investigations and the State Department commissions, the only thing getting done is ‘time’ itself.

Welcome to a place and time where the Exalted Leader proclaims solutions for runaway problems that defy logic, reason or any stretch of a semi- intelligent imagination. All of which is accepted by 50% of an electorate that is either fundamentally illiterate, entitlement addicted, or are bathing in the Kool Aid provided daily by the media or tabloid personalities.

Meanwhile the rest of us are thunderstruck with the lunacy or shocked by patently contrived policies designed to expand government, backfill pension losses, prop up union bosses and funnel federal tax dollars to more union jobs, just somewhere south of 8% of our nation’s non-governmental work force. A small target being deluged with billions in non-refundable dollars.

Yessir, this next four years will be an obliteration of everything we have held dear for over 200 years. And no amount of ‘legal’ resistance will make a dent in the carnage. We are So Screwed.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Gouging Gods

Ah, ha, now we have a story that I can get my teeth into. Price gouging.

I don’t mean somebody raising prices 10, 20 or even 50% percent, when his closest competitor runs out of a product. I don’t mean when a hurricane devastates a region, leaving people without electricity, heat, food, water or shelter.  I’m not talking about folks without transportation because their cars are stacked, one upon another, the buses and taxies not navigating the streets for all the debris or when the subways are submerged with seawater. I don’t even mean when the dwellings are so damaged living there is out of the question.

No, I’m not talking about when life as we know it has ceased to exist and homo sapiens are relegated to foraging and scrounging the land for the necessities of life, just to get bye. And opportunists are milking every ounce of profit from dwindling resources, because some have more, to pay more for less, no matter the consequences to the have-nots. Nor am I talking about gougers denying the basics of life to those who cannot pay. 

What I’m talking about are The Super Bowl, The World Series and my personal pain-in-the-ass event, Hot August Nites in Reno, Nevada, the Gouging Gods

Now you can argue that nobody needs to go to the Super Bowl or the World Series. Nor do they have to endure more than one day of inflated room charges, ridiculous parking fees or outrageous admission for the privilege of sitting through 60 minutes of action and about 3 hours of ‘instant replays’, fouls, penalties, T.V. commercials and the ever dreaded ‘Half time Show’.

But if you’re ever unfortunate enough to break down, visit relatives, plan a wedding at the ‘Tunnel of Love Chapel’ or just happen to stumble into Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Lake Tahoe or Winnemucca, Nevada on the last weekend in July thru the first week in August, God help you.

You’d best have a fist full of cash, a bottomless credit card, or a rich uncle living near a Western Union if you’re going to exist for those 14 days. Those two weeks, beginning the week before, the weekend of and a few days after make hurricane Katrina plus hurricane Sandy together look like someone passing gas, in El Segundo, after a bad burrito.

Now you could argue that no one needs to go to Hot August Nites. That is true, but no one needs to go to Mecca, the Vatican, Nashville or Branson either, but it seems they do, just as lemmings to the sea. But while the Mecca through Branson are believed to be religious pilgrimages-- both Eastern and Western-- nothing quite compares to the homage given to the automobile in Northwestern Nevada.

Hence my irritation for the price gouging. You think doubling or tripling a hotel room rate irrational. How about multiplying it by 10 then adding injury to insult, forcing you to take Friday, Saturday and Sunday if you’re unlucky enough to need a room on Thursday. Nevermind the $3 and $4 mini-bottles of water, the $10 parking fees to watch a three hour cruise or inflated menu prices, just try to get on the normally free WiFi for less than $25 bucks.

The pirates in Reno and Sparks make hucksters in Long Island look like amateurs. At least in Long Island you can walk away from the disaster area in less than an hour, but you cannot drive away from the wholesale rip offs of Reno in the same time.

So the next time a tornado, hurricane or earthquake ravages someone’s home town, ignore the gouging. Whatever or wherever it is, it doesn’t hold a candle to the gouging in Northern Nevada every summer. And the absence of prosecution for these offenses is not lost on this Dumbplumber.




Thursday, November 08, 2012

Don't Blame Me

Can we please cut out all the post election crap! “Republicans didn’t have a ground game”, “They couldn’t get out the vote”, “the GOP couldn’t get the women or the young voters”, ….etc, etc. Horsehockey!

Hey, here’s a vowel or two and a few clues I will give you for free. You got your butts kicked because you wouldn’t listen. You wouldn’t listen to common sense, you wouldn’t listen to reason, you wouldn’t listen to those fully invested in saving America, not just saving the GOP status quo, which BTW is what you just lost anyway. You talked and talked, but you wouldn't listen.

Once you blow the wax out of your ears, once you pull your heads out of your posteriors, once your closest friends and family slap the ever loving crap out of you, you might consider that you are on the wrong side of both history and an election that you should have won in a cakewalk.

You lost for the same reason you continue to raise the Debt Ceiling. You lost for the same reason you let ObamaCare waltz through Congress, with a whimper instead of a brawl. You lost because you keep backfilling bad debt, bad decisions and bad union pensions with good taxpayer money. You lost because there isn’t a testicle among you, Congresswomen notwithstanding.

You lost because you have more interest in protecting your pay and benefits than protecting those that are paying for them. You lost because you squandered your T.V. facetime whimpering about the lack of bi-partisanship instead of calling out your Leftard colleagues for the Commi/Facsist bastards they are. You lost because you are far more comfortable making promises than keeping them.

So don’t start on me about poor turnout, don’t start on me about “not getting out your message”--I got your message, I didn’t believe it and I hung up on your campaign beggars, who wouldn’t do something as simple as taking me off your list or stop interrupting my dinners.

 Quite frankly I stopped listening to you after you trashed, mocked and dismissed your Primary competition and shut them out of your campaign. You piss on my friends, you piss on me. Now I’m pissing on you. So while you’re out here in your car elevator, licking your wounds, just remember unlike your elevator, ours goes all the way to the top. Dumbplumber

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

GOPs Folly

Well, it’s over, sort of. What 10 million said in 2008, only 3 million said in 2012, we are a nation of idiots. Voters have spoken, no doubt some three, five, maybe ten times. Hell, with 44 million on food stamps, eight million new disability claimants and over 23 million still on unemployment, these ‘entitled’ alone could have put the first Fascist President back in office.

Although a cynic like me still has a hard time swallowing the results. Over the past four years, Obamaniacs have been dropping like flies. Jilted Big Business partners dumb enough to buy into his rhetoric, after millions in losses, booted his cheerleading fundraisers in the caboose and out the door. Legions of disgruntled investors took him off speed dial and ripped up his Christmas cards. And that was before he began running for his second term.

Millions of dreamers caught up in the hysteria of Obamacare--the single largest Tax and Spend scam ever perpetrated upon a country--were brought out of their stupor, once someone actually read it. Millions more were displaced, when their non-union companies were completely ignored when it came time to dole out the hundreds of billions in Porkulus contracts. But that was just the beginning.

In the last two years, the crop failure of all that “government investment” in green energy was just beginning to come to no fruition. When the billions poured into the black hole of mother Gaia decided NOT to come back in the fruit salad as promised. Instead it was sucked up by bloated salaries, bonuses and union construction jobs that lasted longer than the companies they were building for.

Meanwhile the GOP in their imminent wisdom plucked the most successful ‘Ken" doll they could find to take down the Campaigner-in-Chief. Of course, to do this the Grand ole Party proceeded to steam roll all other up- and-comers, including the Tea Party supported favorites, dismissing anyone other than Old-Rich-White guys as unsuitable to run for this position.

Towards the end, tens of billions, the government extorted from all taxpayers added to trillions more borrowed from China and other suckers looking to buy into America, was used to prop up the failing auto industry, while they, the Big Two, shed anything that smelled of non-union. The net affect was billions were lost by innocent investors and workers in an illegal bankruptcy, that will never be rectified by an Eric Holder Justice Dept.

Adding to this disgrace, Fast and Furious and the more recent Benghazi Massacre were treated like misspelled words in a term paper, by the Left Wing MSM. A few dead bodies are just acceptable losses in a war against common sense and reason.

But from the beginning, Executive Orders kept everyone on the Right off balance, as the tsunami of directives and regulations from Federal agencies and the growing roster of Czars flooded America with distractions, too numerous to mention, much less than highlight in the evening news cycle.

It cannot be ignored that Conservatives were never part of the equation. Because between the arrogance and dismissiveness of the GOP, combined with a steady drumbeat of “stupid Tea Baggers” from the Left, those with cooler heads were never in the game.

In the final days, the polls had it exactly wrong. Wonderstruck with the dozens of newspaper turnarounds and withdrawn support of former Democrat allies, hundreds of Big Business leaders abandoning ship, thousands of shuttered businesses, tens of thousands losing rock solid retirements, hundreds of thousands driven back into the workforce because of inflation and reduced retirement and millions facing bankruptcy, through no fault of their own, the GOP began believing their own rhetoric.

A Nevada Odds Makers could not have staged a more believable outcome--in fact most didn’t. The Chicago thug, the Community Organizer, the Campaigner in Chief and America’s biggest apologist has forfeited seven tenths of his last victory to eeck out another. Wow, who could have seen this coming except his unions, his political thugs and a campaign machine who knows how to win…one way or another.

Forget the Wednesday morning quarterbacking and second guessing. While the Economic Wunderkind and the GOP, wearing black arm bands, will never understand why they lost. Licking their wounds, The GOP will forever be trying to figure out how come they lost an election by 3 million votes, when they considered the Tea Party--a movement of 15 million-- as irrelevant and too conservative. Nevermind that 'moderate' Republicans have lost the last two presidential elections, one would have thought Paul Ryan, the numbers guy would have seen this coming. We are STILL so Screwed.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Disastrous History

You know, history is a hoot. Take disaster relief for instance. Whether it be earthquakes in Italy, Greece, China or Upchuckistan, floods in So. America, the Philippines, or Costa Rica or volcano eruptions in Venezuela, Chile, or the Mediterranean, America has planes in the air and on the ground in the affected area within hours.

In fact, there is nowhere in the world experiencing a natural disaster that America isn’t first in line providing food, water, clothing and shelter via an air force second to none in the world. Our capacity to move goods and personnel within hours of a disaster is unparalleled among all the developed countries, and in fact often provide services relief into another developed country before they can…..until now.

Seems that Coney Island, Rockaway and parts of Long Island have become parts of inter-galactic orbs, since hurricane Sandy came on shore less than two weeks ago. Incredibly, federal disaster relief is virtually non-existent for the victims, who are mere miles from the financial capital of the world. It is also curious that the networks, who didn’t have to cart equipment and personnel half way around the world to capture the desperation and devastation, are suspiciously silent on the White House incompetence, during this historic disaster. Our current administration notwithstanding.

Now to be fair, whilst fresh water and abundant food is available less than 100 miles away, the mere fact that semis bearing these relief supplies don’t have the toll clearances, proper permits or union drivers to deliver these vital supplies to hurricane victims, 10 days after the storm, speaks volumes. Nay, even the National Guard has been banned from assistance to victims because they carry guns to maintain order in the mean streets owned by gangs and thugs. And that is just the union goons.

No, America is lost if we can’t get Spam and Sparkletts from Pennsylvania to Long Island in 10 days, or close air support just 45 minutes away from a seven hour massacre, but somehow can manage to get the Commander-in-Chief from a historic disaster on the East Coast to the Las Vegas Strip in less than 4 hours, for a fundraising event.

We are So Screwed.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ignorant Liberals

You want evidence of how ignorant Liberals, Progressives and other Left Wingers are? Here it is.

We live in a capitalistic society. Ergo, if you want to change something, don’t buy it. If you don’t like Big Macs, don’t buy them. If you don’t like Chinese goods don’t buy them. If you don’t like gas guzzlers, don’t buy them. And if you only want to use ‘renewable’ energy, shut off your electricity master switch.

Here’s the bad news for the arrogant, hypocrites of the Left: Nearly 50% of the electorate identify with the Liberals, however, they’re still driving SUVs, they’re still eating at McDonalds and they’re still plugged into the electrical grid, because they don’t practice themselves what they insist the rest of America should be doing.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that Big Box stores, chain restaurants, Detroit auto companies along with coal and natural gas electricity generators could remain viable if half of America weren’t using their goods and services. It just couldn’t happen. But do they thrive? You betcha.

Enter the hypocrites of the Left. While they, as 50% of the population, could single handedly make the Volt, Prius, Leaf and other alternative autos huge hits, they in fact don’t. They could support huge chains of Vegetarian and Vegan restaurants and Juice bars, but they don’t. They could become self dependent on solar, wind and bean fart energy technologies, but they don’t.

They don’t do any of these things because they are basically hypocrite Communists, Socialists and Fascists that want everyone else made to do what they won’t do themselves. And the most obvious evidence of this is that if they did band together to adopt this lifestyle, the shear number of participants would made these adoptions more likely successful.

No, in the name of the protecting the environment, health and welfare, the Left has left a mark on history that will not be erased anytime soon. Unfortunately, like the rest of world’s socialist societies, these systems are unsustainable in any country.

Let Us Be

There is clearly no antidote to the mental disorder of MMCC (man made climate change). If there were, it would be a best seller. The notion that bankrupting a county, state or nation with unsustainable environmental policies will, in any way, change the climate of the world is apparently as pervasive and infectious as syphilis in Bangkok.

Instead of jeopardizing the livelihoods of everyone in a county or state in furtherance of an unrealistic goal, maybe the tree huggers should venture to China, Russia or India and launch these arguments in countries that have environmental policies of our ‘50’s. If you think imposing a fraction of these policies in this country is frustrating, just try it in one with a billion people desperate to claw their way into the 20th century, forget the 21st.

California’s enviro-Nazis closer resemble a room full of monkeys with Kazoos trying to play Mozart, than any realistic movement to change the climate. And just think of the level of arrogance it takes to believe we mere humans have a hammer over mother nature, who has volcanoes, water vapor and hurricanes at her fingertips.

Yessir, cleaning up our air and water are things we CAN do. But fighting something as big as the earth’s climate by making everyone in California drive a Prius or Volt is just plain stupid.

The economic cudgel is wielded by those that do, not those that protest. Get a clue or buy a vowel, you Enviros should all live by the rules you want the rest of us to follow….first. If you insist on living on renewable energy ONLY, turn off your electricity for a few months and see how that feels.

Better yet, shun all goods and services made available by gas or diesel vehicles. See what happens when you can’t have your lattes, granola or hemp jackets.

Until then leave the rest of us, the uninfected, alone.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Polling Logic

Millions are wondering what thousands of us already know, in the final weeks of the 2012 presidential campaign Mitt Romney is either breaking even or, heaven forbid, pulling ahead in the polls.

This isn’t brain surgery or even rocket science. It is the prevailing willful ignorance of the electorate combined with a looming deadline and the unbending laws of self preservation.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Campaign Finale for Idiots

In case many of you have missed it, there is a presidential election right around the corner. Seems that a lot of “undecided voters” remain on the fence as to who they are going to vote for. Well, let the Dumbplumber give you a clue or two as to who NOT to vote for. For emphasis, he will make specific comments to attract the attention of those that are IDIOTS.

For instance, if you believe ANYTHING said favorably about Obama or against Romney, by the MSM, MSNBC, the Liberal blogs or the NEW YORK TIMES, You are an Idiot.

If you think that bailing out union pensions while ignoring non-union pensioners is okay, You’re an Idiot.

If you think bailing out public sector union pensions with non-union, private sector taxpayer funds, You’re an Idiot.

If you think the White House using private emails to conduct public business, in order to avoid transparency through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), You’re an Idiot.

If you think borrowing money from China to give to Egypt is a good idea, You’re an Idiot.

If you think borrowing $160 billion dollars to build a high speed train to nowhere, in California, is a good idea, You’re an Idiot.

If you think it is a good idea to hand every nickel of “Stimulus Money” to union companies, that support the current president, You’re an Idiot.

If you think, like the Enviro-Nazis, that America not only has the ability to stop climate change, but have, in fact, the ability to change the climate, You’re not just an Idiot, but an unmitigated lunatic, with mouth breathing, slack jawed, pinheaded parents that should have aborted you early.

If you think that America can convert their transportation, electrical grid and manufacturing energy sources from natural gas, coal, diesel and gasoline to renewable wind and solar electric, hydrogen and bean farts, and remain competitive with the rest of the world, You’re an Idiot.

If you think taxpayers spending $1.5 billion per presidential term for the First Family to fly for pizza in Chicago, date nights in New York City and multi-million dollar vacations around the world, during an economic recession, is a good idea, well then you are a Pin Head and an Idiot.

If you think it is okay to support illegal voting by prohibiting mandatory photo I.D. at the polling station, while depriving our soldiers the right of the vote, who are the ones defending our Right to vote, you’re not just an Idiot, but a commi rat-bastard as well.

If you believe that carbon dioxide pumped into the air by wildfires is okay, but denying licenses for co-generators converting the same fuel into energy while scrubbing much of that Co2 out before exhaust is okay, You’re a bicycle seat sniffing Idiot.

If you believe that “Middle Class” means union jobs and benefit packages that are bankrupting America is a good idea, You’re a Fascist Idiot.

If you believe you have seen the worst of what Obama can do, You’re a raving loon and a Useful Idiot.

If you believe Mr. Obama won’t sell out America to the Muslim Brotherhood, China and Russia in some misguided belief that he will be crowned King of the World, you are an unrepentant, unsalvageable, unforgivable Idiot.

If you have read all this and still are on the fence, about the best candidate, please, I’m begging you Don’t Vote. Go buy a rope, tie a hangman’s noose or borrow a friends gun and do the right thing.  At least the world will have one less Idiot.







Saturday, September 29, 2012

Obama's Middle Class

It’s time for some straight talk about the “Middle Class”. Oh, there’s talk. Congress talks about the middle class, T.V. commentators talk about the middle class and the President talks about the middle class. But are they the same middle class? I think not.

The middle class once meant those folks making more than minimum wage, folks that owned small businesses, folks that worked in skilled labor, folks that had a 3 bedroom, 2 bath in a quiet neighborhood, with 2 cars in the garage and could choose to take weekends off. But that isn’t the middle class of Barrack Hussein Obama.

No, Obama’s middle class is the “union wage earners” that have a choke hold on government, a death grip on big business and direct conduit to every penny taken from taxpayers and given to less than 2% of America, rebuilding the infrastructure under the Porkulus Act.

Yes, my misinformed, naive friends, unions receive every penny of the multi-trillions spent on the economic recovery, paid for by the 88% of non-union America. And under a second Obama regime that union number would increase dramatically, while those that pay for it would shrink, not because they ‘want’ to be union, but because they would have to be union to get a job.

You see, most union workers don’t want to, but need to to get all the representation that guarantees them healthcare and pension benefits paid for by the rest of us. Proof of it was the recent repeal of the union dues paid by the State of Wisconsin ‘directly’ into the union coffers, rather than voluntary contributions by the membership. Dues collection plummeted right after the repeal, because the union faithful is a minority of the membership. The rest just want a job, not a bunch of goons paid for by the boss, extorting unsustainable pension and benefits, killing America's economy.

So the next time you hear Obama proudly exalting the “middle class” remember he is glorifying the very union membership that is doing his dirty work and bidding in this, and the last, election. We should all remember that the union of today isn’t the union of your grandfather. Your grandfather wanted fairness, Obama’s unions wants control and power over the rest of us.

We are So Screwed

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Global Warming Hoaxters

Again Dumbplumber has had to take the Searchlight editor to task over his zealous pursuit of Carbon Dioxide and its demise.  Posters were uniformly behind deniers of Global Warming as a Hoax.

Well then, maybe we should talk about things that are not part of a “Hoax”.

First, the number ONE greenhouse gas, indeed over 98% of our atmosphere, is….wait for it….water vapor. Yes my naïve, misinformed friends the biggest blanket around the globe is clouds, moisture, dew, steam, vapor trails, and for all you firebugs, humidity is water vapor. Go ahead, look it up.

Water vapor, the bane of climate alarmists everywhere. So much so that when this well known fact was introduced to climate crazies, they immediately began a movement to “tax” water vapor. That would be geysers, steam generators, jet planes, home canning systems, and yes, hydrogen powered cars, the darling of mouth breathing eco-Nazis everywhere.

Carbon dioxide, on the other hand, comprises less than one half of one percent of all greenhouse gases.

Two, while we’re all twitterpated about carbon dioxide, I might mention that our recent fires, from Weaverville to Mt. Lassen to Dunsmuir have released more Co2 in one month than Redding Electric Utility and all the other co-generators combined will release over the next 10 years.

Three, the eco-Movement we face now is not about Co2, but about taxes and regulation. Plain and simple.

And not to point out the obvious, but our climate has been changing since the beginning of time. Or put another way, it has never stopped changing, so who are we to think we can stop it. Clean it up maybe, but stop it changing, NO.

Oh by the way, you might ask historians what Great Britain thought about global cooling in the late 1600’s. It wasn’t pretty. Millions died from lack of food and exposure to cold.  A wake up call if you don't like it warm.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Mitt's First Day

On Mitt Romney’s first day in office we’ll learn that gas prices have doubled since Bush left office. We’ll learn that all those windmill and solar fields are both a waste of time and money and that we are woefully short of electricity, since many of our coal fired power plants have been shut down.

We’ll learn that electric cars in general and the Chevy Volt in particular are, what we all knew they would be, a colossal waste of money. They are only good for commuting short distances, in good weather, with light loads on flat ground, when it’s neither hot or cold. Not a stellar recommendation for transforming our transportation industry or a good business decision by the union owned General Motors.

We will have learned that of all the trillions we went in the hole, none of it went to non-union, privately owned businesses that didn’t back the 44th president. But looking on the bright side, all the tens of thousands of regulations that were heaped on the private sector, most were directed at either small businesses or layered upon big business that could pass their punitive costs onto the consumer, will remain in effect.

We will have learned the Obamacare will be renamed something about as vague and disarming as the “Affordable Care Act” and be a financial pinata benefiting the ‘Havenots’ at the expense of the Haves.

We will have learned that all those that violated the Constitution, during the previous four years, are now ensconced in large law or consulting firms, milking the very government they once guided, secure in Executive Privilege or with Presidential Pardons for their previous sins and crimes, not to mention full healthcare and pension benefits intact.

We will learn that, with few exceptions, most of the bureaucracy and regulations grown in the last four years will remain and that there will be some variances, exceptions and waivers granted to those most egregiously affected, given the hiring of the aforementioned consultants to raise awareness among those Congressmen who oversaw the making of these burdens, in the first place, and who ran for re-election on promises of smaller government and personal responsibility.

You know, I just punched the keys, but this thing really wrote itself.

We are So Screwed, Dumbplumber

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Wave of the Future

Times are fewer and fewer that some slick talking semi-executive gets the Dumbplumber’s goat, but last Friday was one of those times. You see, Dumbplumber is, well, a plumber. And as a specialist within this occupation, he is also a water pumping aficionado, with over 15 years of experience, from a master, in domestic water pumping and plumbing systems.

So it was with some chagrin that Dumbplumber was taken to the woodshed about, “The Wave of the Future”, three days ago.

You see, the advantage of entering your third trimester of life is that most likely you have been exposed to many waves of the future. You know like polyester leisure suits, Yugos, Betamax video players and Buns of Steel exercise devices, all well buried in landfills, all over America, for decades now. So I’ve become sort of a cynic when it comes to “waves of the future”. Let me explain.

For those of us who have not forsaken our technical roots for a life of high pressure management skills, this is the path we take to restore water in rural America. First we establish that we have no electrical issues like a blown fuse, popped circuit breaker or malfunctioning control panel. Then we reactivate the system to pursue the problem. Well last Tuesday, I discovered that my problem pump was pulling 85 amps (12 is normal) just prior to the overload protection system shutting down. A sure sign that the pump had seized or motor had wiring issues. Either way, this puppy had to come out.

I then contacted a colleague in a neighboring community to refer the replacement to him, because my dance card was full with three other jobs, started but not completed. The funny thing about ‘service’ is that you have to finish something before you get credit for a job well done or paid for it either. So as a favor to this client, who has a habit of using and needing water on a daily basis, I called in reinforcements who had fewer obligations at the moment, than I.

My obligations on Wednesday prevented my helping my friend, but by Thursday I was able to cut loose and assist in the installation of the new, improved, not to be outdone ‘Variable Speed Pump‘. The variable speed pump, the ‘wet dream’ of engineers sitting in cubicles and climate controlled testing centers, but the nightmare to installers and field technicians everywhere.

You see, when the stars align, the moon is in Aquarius and you hold your mouth just right, the ‘Variable’ is the greatest thing since sliced bread. But have one little glitch in your water system or try to operate the system in an unusual way, you will meet head on with management and technical assistance like two trains going in opposite directions on the same track. It is not a pretty site, just like last Friday.

Installing the pump and operating was a breeze on Thursday, pipe on pump and pump in hole, then switching out the old controller with the new, more sophisticated ‘Variable Controller’ went off without a hitch. About 4 p.m. we kicked it on and water was going, like we knew what we were doing, right up and until 6 p.m., when I got the first call that they were out of water.

Fortunately, I live only a few miles away and took the call, so that my veteran installer friend wouldn’t have to trek 30 miles for a five minute adjustment.

The ‘blinking trouble code’ on the controller said it was ‘low water pressure’, which is techno speak for, “the pump is out of the water”. Thing is with this well, the pump is setting in over 100 feet of water. But the geniuses in the cubicles didn’t take into consideration that their computer controlled fetus can’t tell the difference between low water in the well and a high volume demand from one or two stations of the lawn sprinkling system. Wow, hooda thunk it.

Re-adjusting the air pressure in the holding tanks, the amperage cutout on the controller and rebooting the computer and I was on my way, right up and until 6 a.m. the next morning.

Now flummoxed with an unreasonable and inexplicable shutdown, Dumbplumber trundles back out to the scene of the crime.

Armed with an installation manual written in Chinese, translated to Hebrew, then into East Congolese and back into English by some Somalian refugees, I found it impossible to understand the gibberish that passed for information.

That is when I made the fatal call to our district manager, that spawned this posting. It was like having Rod Serling spouting a biscuit recipe over a speaker phone. I was to determine in the future that the well “draw-down” had to be done before installing a new pump. (Which would take days and considerable expense). And I was to have the customer bring in sprinkler experts to down size the orifices of the offending stations to cut down the consumption. Oky Dokey then.

Nevermind that replacing the old pump with the same style required none of this. But we wouldn’t be installing the most dependable, efficient and most importantly, Wave of the Future pumping system. Visions of Ford Pintos with Firestone 500s floated before my eyes.

It was then that I noticed the “low pressure cut off” button on the controller. Relaying this revelation to the ‘Manager of the Moment’ I was met with a wave of caution of exposing the pump to low water or the evil of all pumps the dreaded “Cavitation Syndrome”, where pumps exposed to air in the water while running could make the pump fail. And such a failure would not be covered by warranty, like it was the magic wand of the pump industry.

So I made the Dumbplumber diplomatic decision to shut off the low pressure cut out and advise my friend over the mountain and let them hash out the details of the consequences.  Meanwhile I would get on with my life of restoring water and my faith in my fellow man, without the intrusion of Waves of the Future. You know, like ‘Governing without a Budget’, ‘Spending yourself into Prosperity’ and the mother of all waves, buying an electric car that will go about 30 miles on a single charge, when in a subzero snowstorm, with the wipers, and heater on to keep you from freezing to death.

And yes, you can get one of those Variable Speed Controllers to set in the seat next to you, to show your ‘homage’ to the brilliance of both.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mega Nitwits

You know, this whole “renewable energy” thingy is getting real complicated. Oh, not the complicated you are thinking, but the complicated that is making sense of something you cannot make sense of. Let me explain.

I wrote, some months ago, that when the windmills on Hatchet Mountain are running, the Pit One Powerhouse near Fall River Mills is shut down or cut back to accommodate the extra power generation. It is still unclear whether it is because the infrastructure cannot accommodate both power sources at the same time or whether PG&E is stifling the Pit One power to adhere to a mandate that 40% of our power must be from “renewable” sources, which is the bone I’m chewing on.

You see, somewhere in the bowels of a building in Sacramento or in a courtroom in San Francisco, forces we may never understand, are writing rules that are ambiguous at best and indefensible to anyone with an IQ above their shoe size. It has been determined by these individuals that only hydro generation, 10 megawatts or less, is considered “renewable”. Thus any power plants over that are NOT renewable. This is where the rubber leaves the road.

For instance, our Pit One power house is about 25 megawatts and other than short shutdowns for maintenance or retooling, this power plant has run continuously since the early 30’s. It is fed by a diversion dam on the Fall River, then runs through a tunnel dug through a lava rock mountain, then down penstocks to the power house. Now except for considerable water loss through the tunnel, this system has provided a clean, continuous source of energy for 70 years. Now I don’t want to go out on a limb here, but if this isn’t renewable, somebody needs a new tinfoil hat.

No, what this IS is an attempt to rewrite the definitions of ‘common sense‘, ‘reason’ and ‘logic’ in the name of conservation and the Green Agenda.

And if you believe this garbage, you’re just as dumb as the doofus writing the rules.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

These Are the Days

Now don’tcha just love that ‘Green’ movement? Like when you enter your hotel room and find those cute little cards that ask, in the name of ‘conservation’, you turn off the lights and TV when you exit the room and “to save water” you hang your towels between showers, so that staff won’t have to launder them. Oh yeah, these are the days.

So it came as a surprise to wifey and I, that fate intervened, and we rented the exact same room at La Quinta Inn last Thursday night and discovered that the toilet that we complained about 3 months ago, was still cycling water every 5 to 7 minutes. It was, as we told staff then, very annoying to try and sleep with the water valve opening and closing at about the same time we were dozing off, not to mention a huge waste.

And I, as the ever outspoken Dumbplumber, was particularly outraged, because, as with many of my clients, they did not heed my earlier warnings of a failing flapper in the toilet (costing about $4) and then returning me to the scene of the crime, for another night of annoyance. So much so that at about 3 A.M. I turned off the water supply to the toilet, for a few hours of quality rest.

And this is where I determined that the “Green Movement” is just a bumper sticker, a sound bite and a label on a coffee mug. In reality, it is anything but a movement. You see, once you do the math, you realize just how stupid and a hysterical movement it is. For while they get great press for annoying the living crap out of us folks that like a single flush toilet, 100 watt light bulbs and real cars that you can buy parts for, from a catalog, when you start doing the math, they are just headlines and catch phrases, not anything near a green movement.

With pencil, paper and a $3 calculator, wifey and I determined that that one toilet was leaking a gallon about every 5 to 8 minutes or about 280 gallons a day or about 105,000 gallons per year. Now I don’t want to go out on a limb here, but if this one 100 room motel has just 10 weeping toilets, that is over 1 million gallons per year. Which you could easily multiply by at least 20% of the motels in Redding.

You do the math, my calculator won’t go that high. But beyond being an intergalactic waste of water, you could wash a hellofa lot of towels with that.

Then, adding injury to insult, the motels up-charge the room rates to compensate for their own negligence. Where’s the outrage?

No, while the rest of us rubes are being bombarded with “Conservation” initiatives, those idiots that are buying into it are looking the other way on the reality of living with ‘greenies‘. Of course you will never hear this one little tidbit of fact, but you will hear the cacophony of, and have to live with the ‘man-behind-the-curtain’ that is the Green Giant, for the rest of your days.

Because nothing says hypocrisy quite like the Limosine, Lear Jet Liberals telling the rest of us how to live.

We are so screwed. Dumbplumber



Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Speaking My Piece

This was supposed to be a 'Speak Your Piece' article to be posted in the Record Searchlight.  But forces more concerned with procedure than principle intervened. 

Bye all accounts, it was a bad day at Black Rock for the Shasta LAFCO board of directors in general and LAFCO Executive Officer (EO), Amy Mickelson in particular at last Thursday’s, Sept. 6 meeting in Anderson. About the last congenial moment was when everyone stood for the Pledge of Allegiance. After that, it was all downhill.

The group of commenters were from several different districts and areas of the County, but their complaints to the LAFCO board were the same, “stop wasting our time and money and do your job“.

IT IS HERE THAT MY POST AND ANY FURTHER ASSISTANCE TO THE FRCSD ENDS.  Forces at play, that are used to manipulating resources at their will, can get someone else to prance around like a show pig at the County Fair.

Apparently now, they are suffering from a delusion that if you attach your lips to the enemy’s ass, you will get back your unicorn, your document approvals and all the tens of thousands you have pissed away.  Yeah, good luck with that.

On the bright side, I have divorced my self from any further involvement with the FRCSD, conversations about the CSD or debating the credibility of Shasta LAFCO.  It is a very liberating feeling.

I am done with all of them.  I cannot recover the time I wasted, squandered and pissed away supporting the FRCSD, but I can redirect my energies to my home, old trucks and business.

Good Luck Suckers


Sunday, September 09, 2012

Honey Bees and Vengeance

It may always surprise me what it takes to make the news. Apparently there are some little people riding on the shoulders of those who make that decision, arbitrarily deciding which stories makes the cut.

For instance, at the Mt. Echo, farting in a Community Services District meeting calls for, not only, a front page story, but an editorial comment as well. Meanwhile, the local hospital cannot get its District expanded, the local schools are throwing away about two thirds of the food they prepare and the ever vaunted windmills on Hatchet Mountain, when running, force PG&E to shut down the cheapest power producing system on the planet. But somehow that’s not as newsworthy as inadvertent gas passing.

So could it be they are not informed? No, that’s not it either, because both the Record Searchlight and the Mtn. Echo have been briefed on some of these issues, but neither thought them worthy of ink. It could, therefore, be reasonably chalked up to willful ignorance.

Take for instance, last Thursday’s Local Area Formation Council’s (LAFCO) meeting in Anderson. Both newspapers knew of the meeting, because the Searchlight had been given a heads-up of the coming ‘train wreck’, while the Echo is joined at the hip with the LAFCO Executive Officer, Amy Mickelson. The Searchlight either didn’t show up or didn’t care that this government agency was ripping off taxpayers, while the Echo wouldn’t have printed this story even if the meeting involved gunfire.

No, nobody but those that attended got to see several representatives of different Districts emotionally complain that the Executive Officer has cost them tens of thousands of dollars, trying to force her to do her job. Then, counsel hired by Fall River CSD handed the Executive Officer her ass with a detailed, points and authorities, repudiation of recent demands she had sent the CSD, to which LAFCO counsel agreed. A LAFCO council member even quizzed the EO and got her to admit that she was imposing these illegal demands without advise of legal counsel. Ooops.

No, we won’t be reading any of this, because the Echo is emotionally invested in the destruction of the CSD. And the Searchlight didn’t have space left after announcing the upcoming Honey Bee Festival. Call them what you want, but don’t call them newspapers. Dumbplumber

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Facing Principle

As an arch fan of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, I am often criticized for not supporting Mitt Romney. I won’t send him money and I don’t plan on voting for him if he doesn’t do the right thing and embrace Palin and the Tea Party. To this end, I have told more than one campaign solicitor that if he does the right thing, I will send a check the next day.  Now this isn’t a hard decision for a true Conservative, just one that isn’t politically correct, especially if you are an isle crossing RINO.

I continually remind my wifey that not voting for someone is also my right, which has launched more than one heated debate on compromising.

Of course the constant reminder from wifey and otherwise quasi-intelligent people is, that if you don’t vote for Romney, you might get Obama. To which I respond: It’s like trying to decide to get shot in the ass with a .357 or a .38., neither is desirable, but one or the other is going to happen, for sure.

I like to remind folks that this is what happens when power hungry political hacks back people with principles into a corner. You always run the risk of failure when making the wrong choices. And if you don’t know the difference between winning an election and saving the Country, well then there’s not much I can do to help you.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Making My Day

Uh, wait-ahold-it.  Am I hearing the multitudes of ill-informed, age deprived twatwaffles complain that Clint Eastwood has a tooth missing on his sprocket, he hasn’t a clue what the Convention was about and he is just an old man with bad hair and an empty chair?

Well, my well intentioned, shoot-from-the-hip, info lacking dipsticks, if you had taken more than 30 seconds to research what he was doing, instead of trying to internalize his shtick, you wouldn’t have made such as ass of yourselves.

Mr. Eastwood was simply executing a type of “performance art” that has been around since before television. Let me serve you with the masters of what Clint was doing, long before he did it. Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, Jackie Gleason, Red Skelton and the late Bob Newhart all used this vehicle to convey a story line, long before most of you were squirting yellow in your didies.

No, what we have here is a large group of small minded elitists from both sides of the political isle condemning something they know little or nothing about. If you are only forty something, you were born in the 70’s, not a very good year for cars or television. You can claim historical ignorance as your reason to blast Mr. Eastwood, but you can’t blame him for doing your job before revealing your ignorance.

For those of you who think time began when you were born, think again. Rowdy Yates was putting down bad guys before most of you were spewing creamed corn at your mothers. Get over yourselves, the seventies wasn’t the beginning of time or history.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

What I Learned Today

What I learned today:

I learned that Mitt and Paul want to make dramatic changes in taxes and entitlements, so that we only go in the hole $500 billion a year instead of $1.5 trillion like we are now.

I learned that Mr. Obama still wants to see Mitt’s taxes, even though he had all his records sealed the day after he took office in 2009. I also learned that Mr. Obama wants to talk about anything other than his record, his continued support of labor unions and their pensions (even thought he ignores non-union pensions) and his cozy relationship with the alphabet networks, while his self styled image crumbles.

What I didn’t learn today:

I didn’t learn how Governor Moonbeam plans to backfill his own trillion dollar California pension void.

I didn’t learn what anyone is going to do about the $15 trillion in unfunded pension liabilities, here in the U.S.

I didn’t learn what America and Europe is going to do with the $200 trillion in worthless investment paper they continue to trade with each other, as if it actually had value.

I haven’t learned why we still send foreign aid to Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries even though they are still doing business with Iran and, in the case of Egypt, who is, as I type, crucifying Christians, simply because they are Christians.

And I haven’t learned when our Leaders are going to start talking to us like adults instead of treating us like a bunch of hormone crazed teenagers watching Jerry Springer or the Kardashians in their single wide trailer parks.

We are So Screwed

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Whereda muny Go

There seems to be a universal ignorance virus coursing through the veins of Republicans, Independents and Libertarians, as to why Obama is blowing through so much money so fast. Well Pilgrims, I will speak very slowly so that those of you who are willfully stupid can understand. I can sum up this phenomena in two words….No Accountability. In other words you can describe it as skimming, a ‘taste’, the cut, the vig…etc., etc.

Let me explain. All the money is counted in Chicago…get it. No money gets counted in Chicago that Obama, the mob, his henchmen, the mob, the Mayor, the mob, the advertising agencies, the mob, the union bosses, the mob, the caterers, the mob, the cleaning companies, the mob, the laundry companies, the mob, office suppliers, the mob, the caterers, the mob, lawyers, the mob, the accountants are the mob. Get it?

I certainly don’t have the actual numbers and rest assured you never will, because there will never be an audit, there never will be an accounting, there will never be anything other than a very fat retirement account somewhere for all those above, paid for by the gullible Democrats that were stupid enough to give donations to a bunch of crooks and expect anything in return.

There, I hope that clears that up. You can now go back to listening to the other crap the media is talking about instead of how to fix this country.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

More About Little

With the 20+ thousand acre “Reading” fire and now, just a few miles away, the 15,000 acre Ponderosa fire, not to mention a few other hundred plus acre lightening fires sprouting up like mushrooms, I couldn’t but help wonder what is man facing with all this extra Co2? By all accounts of enviromentalists, civilization will never be the same in the north state. Our glaciers are shrinking, crops are suffering, Co2 related illnesses are blossoming…..NO, um, er, well something is happening….somewhere.

Oh yeah, frothing mouth eco-Nazis are writing up a storm about the death- spiral fueled by Co2. Other than that, pretty much nothing else is happening. Crickets.

But the fallout from these fires is just beginning. Communities, near the fires are being devastated, resources are being squandered, firefighting helicopter companies are getting rich, rich and double rich and Network Televisions are getting their 15 second sound bites. All is good except for the poor schmucks who will have to live with the aftermath for decades.

However, you will not hear a peep from anyone about the amount of Co2 being released from these fires. No one is going to tell you that in one weekend of burning, these fires release more Co2 than all the local co-generation plants release in 10 years. Additionally, you won’t hear about the ash and smoke being pumped into the air. Co-Gens release only steam and small amounts of Co2, no smoke or ash, but you won’t hear about that either.

No sir, what you won’t hear about the fires and their aftermath will be dwarfed by the sensationalism, that is the Media sound bites of suffering and devastation. And next week’s headlines……more about very little.

We Are So Screwed. Dumbplumber

Sunday, August 19, 2012

2012 election for Idiots

If you think the 2012 election is about saving America, You’re and Idiot.

If you don’t know the difference between winning an election and saving a country, You’re an Idiot.

If you think you can avoid a collision with an oncoming freight train doing 100 mph by going the other way at 50, You’re an Idiot.

Ergo, if you think you are going to save America by only going in the hole $500 billion a year instead of $1.6 trillion, You’re an Idiot.

If you are so naïve as to believe that lowering our unemployment to 4.5% will magically heal our festering pustule of an economy, You’re an Idiot.

If you are suffering under the illusion that China will continue to loan us money, without higher interest, and/or gold as collateral, You’re an Idiot.

If you think you can overcome Healthcare inflation (over 7%) without entitlement reform and tort reform, You’re an Idiot.

If you do not understand the crushing burden of $16 trillion in debt, You’re an Idiot.

If you believe in ‘moderate’ Islam and your neighbor believes in ‘moderate’ Progressives, You’re both Idiots.

If you sincerely think that we will sustain our lifestyles with the current field of candidates, over the next 8 years, You’re beyond an Idiot.

There’s not a viable candidate today, anywhere, that is addressing the glut of entitlement abuse, 20 years of oppressive regulation or the bloated, redundant government bureaucracies shackling our economy and freedoms.

We Are So Screwed Dumbplumber

Saturday, August 18, 2012

No Mo Sarah

Ah ha, it is becoming so very clear why Sarah Palin is not being invited to speak at the RINO convention this month. Paul Ryan, John (wake me when it’s over) McCain, Jeb Bush, Mike (Gravy Goober) Huckabee, Rand Paul, Condoleezza Rice and not even close candidate for President, Rick Santorum. So what’s wrong with this picture? Well, I’ll tell you Barney.

While the parade of RINOs will not bring this up, Mr. Ryan voted for TARP, the Prescription Drug Benefit for Medicare, the auto bailout and a whole host of RINO accomplishments….that we cannot afford.

Now don’t get me wrong, I do not dislike Mr. Ryan, he is probably a really nice guy, who’s good at math. But I must ask you a few simple questions.

What is the difference between hitting a concrete wall at 100 miles and hour and you going 50 head-on with another going 50? Answer, nothing. Or look at it this way, what the difference is between Ryan and Obama is that Obama is coming at us at 100mph, and Ryan wants to turn us around and escape at 50. Oh there is going to be a wreck, but it will just be further down the road. Yeah, like that will save America.

So, question two: Which speaker at the Convention can brag that they cowed Big Oil into paying their state’s citizens, for the oil they pump? Which can claim that they put bureaucrats and politicians in jail (from both sides of the isle) for corruption? Which can show us they can fill the largest venues with hand clapping, feet stomping fans, wherever they go? Which can say that they never lost an election until they teamed up with John McCain?

Yet with McCain, Santorum, Huckabee and Bush, you’ve got three Presidential campaign losers and a former governor that doesn’t even want to be president. Yeah, that’ll knock’em outa the park. Hope they don’t put them back to back or America will be clicking over to I Love Lucy reruns, just to stay awake.

No, Sarah won’t be at the RINO back patting party. She’ll be the trooper out in the weeds getting real Americans busy taking back the Senate.

We are So Screwed Dumbplumber

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Award winning Journalist, My Ass

It is time again to take another hard look at our local newspaper, The Mountain Echo and its publisher Walter (everything unfit for print) Caldwell. What has spurred this event is the discovery of the, Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics , which clearly spells out the do’s and don’ts of journalism. Unfortunately, all his awards and accolades aside, Mr. Caldwell is provably a serial offender of this code.

Not once, but on numerous occasions Caldwell has been caught mischaracterizing, fabricating or downright misquoting subjects in his articles about the Fall River Mills Community Services District (CSD). He has been (at least over the past two years, since his favorite ex-CSD manager decided to not continue his tenure) at war with the CSD Board in general and our latest manager in particular, despite the accomplishments of the new leadership.

Aiding and abetting this verbal violator, adverb absconder, semi-colon criminal and grammar graffiti artist is non-other than bureaucratic lackey- come-Attila the Hun, LAFCO (Local Area Formation Counsel) director Amy Mickelson. On more than one occasion, Caldwell has printed direct quotes from Mickelson that are not only untrue, but not found in law either. And at least once, Caldwell printed direct quotes from Mickelson to CSD communications that were not received at the CSD until the day the Echo was on the stand. Now that is fast reporting, since the Echo only comes out once a week.

In fact, it has become a competitive exercise to see how many mistakes Caldwell makes between a Wednesday CSD general meeting and the following Tuesday’s Echo. On several Tuesday’s I am left to wonder if Mr. Caldwell and I were at the same meeting, with all the mischaracterizations and outright fabrications. It got so bad that I requested the CSD to announce at the beginning of every meeting: “If anyone from the Press does not understand what took place at this meeting, please ask questions before you leave, so that we will not see your ignorance in print on Tuesday”.

So far they haven’t taken me up on it and have “suffered in silence” since.

A few months ago, after a LAFCO Executive Board meeting, The Echo printed a direct misquote my wife had made at that Board meeting. Problem for Mr. Caldwell was that she was reading directly from a prepared text. Rightfully so, she walked into Caldwell’s office with quote in hand. He printed an anemic correction the next week. Problem is he never learns from his mistakes (well you can’t really call these mistakes, because they are either chronic ignorance or a determined effort to deceive, both wrong on so many levels) and plods forward on a quest to get public opinion against the CSD and its manager.

A few days ago I received a disturbing call from an old friend, questioning the motives and direction of the CSD and its manager. Problem was he was mostly quoting the Echo. I cautioned him that Walt Caldwell was either an idiot or had an unending grudge against the current administration and board of the CSD. I reminded my friend that nobody, I mean nobody, had said a word while the previous 20 years of managers and boards squandered hundreds of thousands of dollars of ratepayer money, right under the nose of the Echo. But they are now are all up in fabricated outrage over distorted and manufactured drama that would make the National Enquirer, The Globe or the Star blush.

But not good ole crazy uncle Walt. He just keeps on cranking out his version of reality, in head to head competition with the best of the Paranoid Schizophrenics on the Thorazine highway.

Our problem, as a responsible community, is to have a vehicle that can rebut the lunacy that is being spread by our sole source of local news. Ergo, you are reading this on Dumbplumber, because the panty wearing ‘wussus’ in the next town over refused to respond to my email request for space in what they represent as a ‘newspaper’. It just goes to show you how incompetent a competing newspaper is when they allow a raving loon to destroy the reputations of good and honest people trying to do the right thing.

Meanwhile, the Dumbplumber is at the helm, bringing you an accurate accounting of what the CSD is doing for the community, and what the misinformed community is trying to do to the CSD. You just can’t make this up, but leave it to the Mt. Echo to keep trying.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Battling Evil and Ignorance

I first want to apologize for not responding to last week’s Mt. Echo’s editor and publisher. Mostly because I knew I was going to just be repeating myself this week and secondly because I was hoping for the inevitable train wreck that is brewing between LAFCO director Amy Mickelson (or whatever she is calling herself this week), and CSD Legal counsel Mark Atlas.

You see, I have to take about one millisecond and figure out who I am to believe; a Bar Card carrying legal scholar with much experience in Community Service and Special districts or a job hopping, serial prevaricator of facts, fabricator of rules and promoter of friction, all designed to thwart, delay and deny CSD’ and Special Districts everywhere of their severely past due Reviews and Reports.

And to make things worse for the Fall River Mills Community Services District, Ms. Mickelson has teamed up with the Mt. Echo’s (private axe-grinder for publisher and editor) Walt Caldwell, whose masthead should read: “The Mountain Echo: All the Bias, Rumors and Innuendo Unfit for Print“. And it doesn’t begin to reflect Caldwell’s inability to compose an accurate headline.

For instance in last week’s Echo, the headline said, “CSD deciding not to cooperate?” When it would have been more accurate to say, “CSD Tired of Getting Hosed.” And then this week, Caldwell continues to play the part of Mickelson’s butt boy with, “CSD gives attorney okay to fight Shasta LAFCO”, when it should have read, “CSD Hires Attorney to Force LAFCO Do its Job”. It really makes that “….sin by silence” thingy over his Editorial page just scream in agony. Because every time he makes one of his moronic statements it’s like fingernails on the blackboard, at the back of your eyeballs.

Nevermind that the entrails of his reporting is a series of incoherent ramblings, disguised as an interview with Ms. Mickelson on the substance of HER view of things. I was particularly amused when Mickelson claimed that she was ever sensitive not to violate the Brown Act, when that was exactly what she was doing last spring, when she showed up at a special meeting, unannounced, and demanded time for a presentation, which, without being on the agenda, was a clear violation of that Act. Still waiting for a response from Caldwell on that comment. ………………Crickets!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

No More Palins

Well, we all knew it had to happen, sooner or later. Dick Cheney has crawled out from under his pile of Halliburton dividend checks to make one of the dumbest comments in history. His advice to Mitt Romney was that he, “should not chose another Sarah Palin to run as Vice President”.

Absolutely Dick, we should stick with the corral of RINO sycophants that have brought us to this moment. You know, the ones that have allowed hundreds of thousands of abusive, controlling, and in many cases, outrageous laws and regulations that is strangling the life out of this country. That should do the trick.

So, maybe we should look at this another way. How many in Mr. Cheney’s approved republican stable have ever considered repealing any of the regulations that are putting a foot on the neck of America? How many have even considered prosecuting felonious members of the Republican inner circle, for abuse of power, insider trading or just plain old crony capitalism? And as a coup de gras, how many have a clue that we have already gone over the cliff, and without some major changes, we’re going to hit bottom very hard.

Nosiree, we don’t want no stinking reformers, no stinking problem solvers or no stinking Conservatives. No, what we want is some more robo-republicans to keep on doing the same things, but expecting a different outcome. I won’t burden you with what that means, you probably hear it every day.

On the other hand, I once had a long and endearing respect for Mr. Cheney. He came out of nowhere in Wyoming to represent the state, then go on to Chief of Staff at the White House and later as Secretary of Defense and VP.

But somewhere along the line the Party Line crept into his life and America would never be the same. Dodging criticism of lack of WMDs in Iraq, Cheney went on to be a hawk, without pointing out that you would have to convince the Kurds, who were killed in mass by poison gas (a WMD), before you convinced a mob of anti-war zealots. And so the lie continued unabated.

Nope, just keep on keeping on Dicky and see how that works for you.

We are So Screwed

Thursday, July 19, 2012

More Obama News

Mr. Obama has a problem with the NAACP. Mitt Romney has a problem with the Tea Party, Independents and Conservatives. They both are taking these groups for granted. And they do this at their peril. Mitt believes conservatives will vote for him, because they would never vote for Obama. Obama knows blacks will vote for him, because who else are they voting for?

Well, here’s a clue for you two nitwits, studies are already showing that many who voted for Obama, are not voting this time around. Mittens can count on me to be among that group.


Likewise the candidate’s VP picks. If Barack keeps Biden and Romney picks Condi Rice, they’ll both be making a mistake.


I can’t help but notice that the steady drumbeat of resistance to voter ID never is rebutted by the notion that these same impoverished blacks and minority factions need an ID to receive Food Stamps, EBT cards, welfare or any other public assistance. If they don’t need an ID for these, well then our entitlement Czars are far more ignorant than usual.


Looks like labor unions don’t have to worry about donating billions to get their hand picked representatives elected, while letting their pension and healthcare benefits go under-funded. Not to worry, Obama backfilled much of the shortfall with taxpayer money, disguised as stimulus.


So, Mr. Romney won’t be seeking Sarah Palin’s assistance, nor is she invited to the Republican Convention. Well, Mr. R, I guess you have all the answers. Good luck to you, you’re on your own.


If you are a Chicago thug, you know that Obama is running out the clock tossing little useless pebbles in a big pond and watching Romney respond to the ripples. It takes seconds to toss the pebble, but days to address the ripples.