Saudi Men

What a surprise! This story isn’t on CNN, MSNBC, ABC or USAToday. I didn’t bother searching CBS or NBC.
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A campaign on Facebook is calling for Saudi men to beat women who plan to drive cars in a protest next month, AFP reports.
“The Iqal Campaign: June 17 for preventing women from driving” advocates a cord be used to beat women who plan to drive. Women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia.

Some 6,000 people have “liked” the campaign on Facebook. It was created in response to female activist Manal al-Sharif, who created a page calling for Saudi women to defy the driving ban on June 17.

Her page was taken down following her arrest for driving May 22 in the Saudi city of Khobar. A petition has been launched to release al-Sharif from jail, garnering more than 300 signatures, according to AFP.

Saudi Arabia is the last country in the world to ban women from driving.

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Pigs at the Trough

Democrats Say U.S. House Victory Sends Message on Medicare

This article is deeply disturbing.  Republicans are going to have to spend a lot of money educating people. It’s cheap to spread FUD. It’s costly to educate. Maybe the country will need to go into default before people will realize the money is gone.

I’m really turned off by our senior generation. They have turned into a bunch of beggars. Pigs at the feeding trough. They don’t care what happens to the kids they spawned as long as they get their checks. Certianly, I’m not talking about everyone over 60. But if you voted Obamacare. If you are for increased benefits to yourselves. If you want to maintain the status que–I’m talking to you.

“It is difficult to comprehend the vastness and variety of payments the Treasury must make every day. Here are just a few samples: On May 2 it paid out $6.4 billion in interest on the debt, $4.5 billion to retired federal workers, $3.7 billion to military retirees, $2.6 billion to house the indigent and $1.6 billion in federal salaries, among other things. On May 3, the Treasury paid $21.8 billion to Social Security recipients, $1.6 billion to Medicare providers and $1.6 billion to vendors that sold supplies to the Department of Defense.

On most days, the Treasury does not take in enough in taxes to cover its payments. On May 2 it took in almost $26 billion, but on May 3 it took in less than $4 billion. Through May 3 the Treasury had received a little less than $1.3 trillion in taxes for fiscal year 2011, but had made payments of almost $7 trillion. The reason the payment number is so large is because it includes funds that were paid to Treasury’s lenders, whose bonds matured and needed to be paid off. Redemptions to owners of Treasury bonds eat up a vast amount of its cash on a day-to-day basis.”

This is no different than a family going to Best Buy to buy a big screen TV. They buy it on time requiring interest and principle payments over time. They then go get a credit card to make the monthly payments. Sound irresponsible? That is what our government is doing. So what’s the big screen TV? That’s certainly a matter of opinion but it’s built into every single bill. The US doesn’t just buy a car. They get the sunroof, CD changer, tinted windows and spinner rims. We pimp out everything. We have ZERO money for museums, tax credits for low flow toilets or subsidizing sugar growers.

Can’t resist

I listen to Colin Cowherd in the morning on my way to work. One day he was talking about everything on the Internet being negative. I realized that 95% of the time I want to post something, it’s because I’m ticked. I have to say, his words have kept me from making a lot of posts. However, I can’t resist today.

I’ve got two vcr’s that have every feature known to man. The one even burns DVD’s. But here’s the rub. They have all the controls on the remote. They only have open, stop and play buttons on the machine. Everything else is on the remote. Well guess what? I’m missing one of the remotes and the other one is broken. I might as well toss both machines in the garbage. They are worthless. The other day I wanted to watch a DVD that had two movies on it. Since I didn’t have the remote I couldn’t switch to the movie I wanted to watch.

Are these manufacturers completely clueless or are they doing it on purpose like Apple not putting a USB port on the iPad 2? Sorry I had to squeeze that one in.

Is this a bad toupet or what?