No Merit Badge for This Scout

by Walter Brasch Rex W. Tillerson, a resident of Bartonville, Texas, like many of his neighbors was upset with his city council. That’s not unusual. Many residents get upset at their local governing boards. And so they went to a city council meeting to express their concerns that the council was about to award a construction permit. The residents were upset that the Cross Timbers Water Supply Corp. planned to build a 160-foot tall water tower. That tower would be adjacent to an 83-acre horse farm Tillerson and his wife owned, and not far from their residence. The residents protested, and then filed suit to stop construction. The tower would store water to be sold to companies that needed it … Continue reading

Communicating the Atomic Fart

  by Walter Brasch   My son’s best friend bought an iPhone shortly after they were first released in 2007. Not long after my son’s friend got his Apple iPhone, he got an app—the Atomic fart. It appealed to his—and millions’ of others’—junior high school sense of humor, although by the time they could digitally play a series of farts, they were long past puberty. The First Fart was a simple recreation. There were several upgrades, each of which added numerous possibilities. The current app has 30 possibilities, including a whoopee cushion fart, a fireworks fart, a drum solo fart, and the “1812 Overture Fart.” It was only less annoying than dogs barking “Jingle Bells” at Christmas time. For the … Continue reading

Climate Change Is A Hoax? It’s FALSE NEWS!

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There’s never a shortage of false news on the climate change front. This week is no exception with the climate deniers flooding the airwaves to counteract Secretary of State Kerry and President Obama as they seek to jumpstart the global discussion on climate change. Secretary Kerry’s Asian tour included an announcement that China and the United States will work together on climate goals and the reduction of air pollution. He also delivered a major climate change speech in Jakarta when he point-blank branded those who continue to deny climate evidence as “shoddy scientists”.  President Obama addressed climate change and its increasing costs as he promised millions of dollars of relief to the drought-stricken San Joaquin Valley, despite the region’s Congressman … Continue reading

Speaking of Trickery, Ted Cruz is a RINO

The haters of the Right LOVE to call people RINOs — generally meaning anyone not so obstructionist, inflexible and mean — but I am talking about TRUE RINOS: Republicans In Name Only. These are Libertarians. They have a separate agenda. A separate constituency, and a separate funding mechanism (spelled “K.O.C.H.”) Continue reading

NY POST: Flatlining on the EEG

Can we stop NOT laughing at the spectacle of imbeciles, whores and unemployable hacks touting the false and ridiculous party line that global warming is a myth because it’s not warm? Can we stop NOT sneering at the uninformed, specious and intellectually incurious or bankrupt affecting an air of intellectual superiority even as they prove — forensically and beyond a reasonable doubt — that they are PRECISELY the opposite?
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Obamacare Destroying 2 Million Jobs?!? It’s FALSE NEWS!

Most have heard by now of the earth-shattering release of the OMB report on the Affordable Care Act and its devastating announcement of a loss of 2 million American jobs. You’ve probably also heard the White House response led by Jay Carney, and his now infamous remark that seems to indicate people should have no problem with not working and getting free Medicaid, if they want to. But here are a few details you might not have heard. First – there is no OMB report on the Affordable Care Act.  The OMB has released its regular Budget and Economic Outlook for 2014-2024; they release a 10-year forecast every year. It’s chalk full of fascinating information, including things like the prediction … Continue reading