Friday, March 05, 2010

For Louise

Someday Canada will be fully connected to the rest of the world. More's the pity.


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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Palin on Leno

Sarah Palin appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night. She worked without cue cards or teleprompter. RightPundits reviewed the show saying Palin was "charming..., refreshing, upbeat, relaxed interview that received ample applause, even in L.A. ...The interview isn’t long and Leno hits on several subjects, from media bias to family to the Olympics to Sarah’s “palm” notes. And she throws out some great soundbites. Listen for the phrase, “all wee wee’d up,” an Obamaism that should never be forgotten.

Throughout the interview she received repetitive applause, along with a hearty shout-out from the audience for the Tea Party Movement. I’m waiting for the MSM to start calling Leno’s audience “racist”."






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Men in White

You know how something reminds you of something else? This photo of Obama from today's health care propaganda stunt reminded me of the 1966 novelty song by Napoleon XIV (aka Jerry Samuels), "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!".



Remember when you ran away and I got on my knees and begged you not to leave because I'd go berzerk?
Well, you left me anyhow and the days got worse and worse and now you see I've gone completely out of my mind.

And They're coming to take me away Ha Ha
They're coming to take me away ho ho he he ha ha
to the funny farm where life is beautiful all the time, and I'll be happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats
and they're coming to take me away ha ha

You thought it was joke and so you laughed, you laughed when I had said that losing you would make me flip my lid, right? You know you laughed, I heard you laugh, you laughed, you laughed and laughed and then you left, but now you know I'm utterly mad.

And they're coming to take me away Ha Ha
They're coming to take me away ho ho he he ha ha
To the happy home with trees and flowers and chirping birds and basket weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes
They're coming to take me away ha ha...

I cooked your food, I cleaned your house, and this is how you paid me back for all my kind unselfish loving deeds. Huh? Well you just wait they'll find you yet, and when they do they'll put you in the ASPCA you mangy mutt.

And They're coming to take me away Ha Ha
They're coming to take me away ho ho he he ha ha
To the funny farm where life is beautiful all the time and I'll be happy to see those nice men in their clean white coats
They're coming to take me away Ha Ha
To the happy home with trees and flowers and chirping birds and basket weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes
They're coming to take me away Ha Ha Ha

Your home the one the bank foreclosed, You cried to me Monogamy is the way we both must live or you'll feel hurt. But, I see, I see there's someone new, your anxious poly-pure-bred coat was even gone at our place while I paid the rent, thanks!

And They're coming to take me away Ha Ha
They're coming to take me away ho ho he he ha ha
To the loony bin with all you can eat prescription drugs like thorazine, and lithium, and electric shock and insulin
They're coming to take me away Ha Ha
Lyrics
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West Wing Chicanery

Obama is bringing big time pressure to Dem Rep Jim Matheson of Utah to firm up his support for the health care bill.

Matheson "voted against the bill in the Energy and Commerce Committee back in July and again when it passed the House in November. But now he's "undecided" on ramming the bill through Congress."

So Obama has turned again to the Chicago way - bribery. The Weekly Standard learned the West Wing announced today that "Obama nominated Matheson's brother Scott M. Matheson, Jr. to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit."

This isn't the only fishy situation. Via Mike's America, we get this MSM under reported story -
For the second time in five months, the Obama White House is being accused -- by Democrats -- of offering high ranking government jobs in return for political favors. What no one is reporting is that this is a violation of federal law that can lead to prison time, a fine or both, according to Title 18, Chapter 11, Section 211 of the United States Code.
(...)

The favor requested in return? Withdrawal from Senate challenges to two sitting United States Senators, both Democrats supported by President Obama. The Senators are Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania and Michael Bennet in Colorado.

On Friday, Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak, the Democrat challenging Specter for re-nomination, launched the controversy by accusing the Obama White House of offering him a federal job in exchange for his agreeing to abandon his race against Specter.
(...)

A connecting of dots -- by Democrats -- that leads from Colorado to Pennsylvania straight into the West Wing of the White House.

And possibly the jail house.

"It is a federal offense," said John F. Kennedy [D-MA, former POTUS], "to offer any man a federal job in return for a favor."
Nevermind the lack of birth certificate, educational records, college friends, Illinois Senate records, the mounting evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors could lead to impeachable charges.



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News of the Obvious

From ScienceDaily (Mar. 3, 2010) -

"Elderly Patients Who Survive ICU Stay Have High Rate of Death in Following Years"

Well, duh!! Like 100%...




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Sexual Harrassment Fells Dem Rep Massa


Another Democrat down for the count. This time Congressman Eric Massa (D-NY), married man, Navy veteran, serves on Agriculture, Armed Services and Homeland Security committees, is accused of inappropriate sexual actions toward a male staffer. Massa claims health issues as the cause for retirement.


According to several House aides – on both sides of the aisle – the House Ethics Committee has been informed of allegations that Massa, who is married with two children, sexually harassed a male staffer.

Massa, whose departure endangers Democrats’ hold on a competitive seat, told POLITICO Wednesday afternoon that no one has brought allegations of misconduct to him.

Asked about the sexual harassment allegations, Massa said: "When someone makes a decision to leave Congress, everybody says everything. I have health issues. I'll talk about it [later].”
The power of the majority just went to his head, I guess.




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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Global Warming Responsible for Rising Cocaine ODs

Global warming is the cause all good and bad, snow and no snow, rain and draught, family murder/suicide, and apparently everything else in the world.

From Science Daily -
In a study published online in the journal Addiction, researchers in the United States have discovered that accidental overdose deaths involving cocaine rise when the average weekly ambient temperature passes 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahrenheit).

Using mortality data from New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for 1990 through 2006, and temperature data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, researchers found that accidental overdose deaths that were wholly or partly attributable to cocaine use rose significantly as the weekly ambient temperature passed 24 degrees Celsius. The number of cocaine-related overdose deaths continued to rise as temperatures continued to climb.

Cocaine-related overdose deaths increase as the ambient temperature rises because cocaine increases the core body temperature, impairs the cardiovascular system's ability to cool the body, and decreases the sense of heat-related discomfort that ordinarily motivates people to avoid becoming overheated. Cocaine users who become overheated (hyperthermic) can overdose on lower amounts of cocaine because their bodies are under more stress.




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Bunning Wins and Loses on Unemployment Extension Bill

Kentucky Republican Senator Jim Bunning said Tuesday evening he and Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid have agreed to a deal that will allow passage of the unemployment extension bill, which also extended "COBRA health benefits, keep doctors who serve Medicare patients from getting a pay cut, give rural satellite TV subscribers access to network television and provide highway funding."

Bunning was the lone holdout to a unanimous vote asked for by Reid when the bill was introduced last Wednesday. Once a unanimous vote was called, the voting method could not be changed to something more convenient; Harry chained himself to a unanimous outcome and lost.
Reporting tonight, ABC News painted Bunning as relenting "and will no longer continue to block a vote on a bill..." that should have also contained offsets to the $10 billion authorized to continue unemployment benefits.

Tuesday evening, he struck an agreement with Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid to allow a vote on the unemployment extension bill later this evening. The bill is expected to pass overwhelmingly.

Under the deal, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid agreed to allow a vote on a measure to off-set the bill's $10 billion cost with cuts in other programs. However, the off-set measure is expected to fail, and the unemployment extension bill will not be paid for afterall.
The Hill writes,

Democratic leaders said extensions of unemployment insurance and COBRA healthcare benefits should be emergency spending that isn’t subject to the pay-as-you-go statute, which requires new non-discretionary spending to be offset with spending cuts or tax increases.
(...)

This year, facing record deficits and a debt that has exceeded $12 trillion, Democrats touted the new pay-go requirements as a necessary step to get spending under wraps. President Barack Obama signed the pay-go bill into law on Feb. 12 and Democrats are ready to waive those requirements to help get the economy going.

“Assistance to unemployed workers during periods of high unemployment are always classified as emergencies,” a House Democratic leadership aide said.
PAYGO was not supposed to be used on discretionary spending which is how entitlements, benefits, and compensations are defined. Emergency spending which is outside predictable spending budgets are exempt from PAYGO. The Dept. of Political Science at Auburn University, Auburn, AL. explains entitlement programs this way,

The kind of government program that provides individuals with personal financial benefits (or sometimes special government-provided goods or services) to which an indefinite (but usually rather large) number of potential beneficiaries have a legal right (enforceable in court, if necessary) whenever they meet eligibility conditions that are specified by the standing law that authorizes the program. The beneficiaries of entitlement programs are normally individual citizens or residents, but sometimes organizations such as business corporations, local governments, or even political parties may have similar special "entitlements" under certain programs. The most important examples of entitlement programs at the federal level in the United States would include Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, most Veterans' Administration programs, federal employee and military retirement plans, unemployment compensation, food stamps, and agricultural price support programs.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities writing on the pay-as-you-go rule March 5, 2009, says,

The pay-as-you-go rule, also known as PAYGO, is designed to encourage
Congress to offset the cost of any legislation that increases spending
on entitlement programs or reduces revenues so it doesn’t expand the
deficit. Under PAYGO, Congress must pay for such legislation by reducing
other entitlement spending or increasing other revenues.

Congress can, however, waive PAYGO for a particular bill with the support
of 60 senators and the majority of the House. Also,
PAYGO does not
apply to discretionary programs (the programs Congress funds each year through the appropriations process),
which are limited instead by the
annual spending targets set in congressional budget plans.
Harry Reid is in violation of the PAYGO rule signed into law by Obama Feb. 12, 2010. Although tonight Reid has agreed to Bunning's request to provide the required tax offsets, Reid has also arranged for the offsets vote to be defeated by the Senate Democrat majority.

Senator Bunning entered into an agreement with majority Democrat leadership to follow the very rule the majority Democrats wanted, and now he is to be stabbed in the back by the majority Democrats. "Beware the ides of March" was the warning given Julius Caesar before he was murdered on the steps of the Roman Senate and the warning holds true today for Senator Bunning and the Republicans, albeit only symbolically.

AP UPDATE:
The bill passed by a 78-19 vote Tuesday night.




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Charlie Rangel Quits Ways and Means


NBC is reporting tonight, powerful Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel will voluntarily give up his fight to keep his chairmanship.


WASHINGTON - After being admonished by an ethics panel for accepting corporate-sponsored trips to the Caribbean, Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., will give his chairmanship of the powerful House Ways and Means committee, NBC News has learned.

The top spot may temporarily go to Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., according to leadership sources, or to Rep. Pete Stark of California, the committee's second-ranking Democrat.
(...)

Asked by an NBC reporter if he will still be the chairman of the committee Wednesday, Rangel responded with an emphatic "yes."

"You bet your life on it," he said.

But sources indicated Tuesday to NBC that Rangel has been encouraged to step aside before the House votes on a bill to strip him of his chairmanship.

"We don't have the votes to save him," one Democratic member said of Rangel.
Rangel has a multitude of other problems that he's still to provide answers. The New York Post reported last September that

Rep. Charles Rangel failed to report as much as $1.3 million in outside income -- including up to $1 million for a Harlem building sale -- on financial-disclosure forms he filed between 2002 and 2006, according to newly amended records.

The documents also show the embattled chairman of the Ways and Means Committee -- who is being probed by the House Ethics Committee -- failed to reveal a staggering $3 million in various business transactions over the same period.

This week, Rangel filed drastically revised financial-disclosure forms reflecting new, higher amounts of outside income and numerous additional business deals that had not been reported when the reports were originally filed.
(...)

Only in 2005 did Rangel reveal his total outside income.
What a piece of work! A real scum-bucket.






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Monday, March 01, 2010

Obama Smokes, Drinks Too Much, and Can't Keep Promises


Doctors advised Obama, during his first physical since his ascendancy, to moderate his "alcohol intake" and continue the smoking cessation medication, described as "nicotine replacement therapy, self-use".

Since his time as a freshman Illinois State Senator in 2005, the "[o]ne thing he has tried to do for his children--quit smoking--is among his biggest struggles. "The flesh is weak," he said. "It's an ongoing battle. I have my gum, my patches and all that stuff." " His wife, Michelle, "told the Chicago Sun-Times that he smokes ‘about three Marlboros a day.’ " He made a promise to Michelle that when he embarked on his campaign to become president he would quit, at the time he said he was smoking about eight a day.

Yet, he continues to sneak a death stick outside the Oval Office as he also claims he doesn't smoke in the White House. When asked about the smoking by reporters, he said he had quit, but later had to admit "he sneaks an occasional cigarette"... "Have I fallen off the wagon sometimes? Yes,” Mr. Obama said Tuesday at a White House news conference. “Am I a daily smoker, a constant smoker? No." ... "I don’t do it in front of my kids," he said. "I don’t do it in front of my family. I would say that I am 95 percent cured, but there are times where I mess up."

Because his federally employed physicians advised him to "moderate" his drinking, it can be assumed Obama was drinking enough booze to cause concern. After all, doctors seldom, if ever, recommend increasing alcohol intake to excessive amounts. However, if Obama is running the country while sober, I would recommend he try excessive drinking because sober's not working.

Obama cannot quit stop his smoking addiction, has increased is alcohol consumption so much he had not noticed that his doctor had to tell him to cut back, and he can't keep promises made to his wife and children, how is that the American people can trust Obama at all?

It is a matter of trust, it is about him, and he can't be trusted.




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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pelosi Cozies-up to Tea Party

Boy, you just can't keep a good woman down. After an extended time in which people were asking, "Where's Nancy?", House Speaker Pelosi is everywhere today telling whoppers as if she worked for Burger King.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has much in common with the Tea Party. The speaker now says she shares views with movement she dismissed last summer as being “Astroturf” -- her suggestion that the grassroots of the Tea Party were a creation of the Republican Party.

In a
“This Week” interview with ABC’s Elizabeth Vargas, Pelosi said, “We share some of the views of the Tea Partiers in terms of the role of special interest in Washington, D.C., as -- it just has to stop. And that's why I've fought the special interest, whether it's on energy, whether it's on health insurance, whether it's on pharmaceuticals and the rest.”
Would you fries with that?

No matter. She'll still try to have it her way... und you vill like it!


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Giant Head Found Buried in Sand

Really big archaeology find in Egypt -

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's Culture Ministry says a team of Egyptian and European archaeologists has unearthed a large head made of red granite of an ancient pharaoh who ruled Egypt some 3,400 years ago.

A ministry statement Sunday said the team discovered the head of Amenhotep III wearing the traditional white crown of the southern kingdom buried in the pharaoh's mortuary temple on the west bank of the Nile in the southern city of Luxor.

Head of the team, German-Armenian Egyptologist Hourig Sourouzian, said the head is part of a huge statue of Amenhotep discovered last year. The head is still missing part of the ceremonial beard which she thinks is still under the sand.

Two statues of Amenhotep made of black granite were found in March in the same temple.
Meanwhile, the search for Bigfoot continues.




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Bipartisan Without Bipartisanship

Nancy Pelosi made another contribution to the list stupid quotes while speaking on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday morning. Defending the Democrat health care bill as a work of true bipartisanship with a Republican imprint, the Speaker said,
"Bipartisanship is a two-way street. A bill can be bipartisan without bipartisan votes."
This joins the ranks of other great quotes in American history:
"We had to destroy the village in order to save it." - Peter Arnet, CBS reporter quoting anonymous US Army officer in Vietnam, 1968.

"I've abandoned free market principles to save the free market system." -
George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 2008.

"I actually did vote for the 87 billion before I voted against it." -
John Kerry, on the presidential campaign trail, Sep. 2004.

"Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii..." -
Barack Obama addressing a campaign rally in Oregon, May 2008.

"I'm not a crook" -
Richard Nixon, Nov. 1973

"You would be hard pressed to identify a piece of legislation that we have proposed out there that, net, is not good for businesses." -
Barack Obama, POTUS, Feb. 2010.
And my persoanl favorite,
"My eyes are as good as yours and I don’t see any Indians." - Lt. Col./ brevet Maj.Gen. George Custer, hours before being killed by thousand of Indians at Greasy Grass/ Little Bighorn, June 1876.
There are so, so many more. Feel free to add your own favorites.




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Pelosi to Dems: Sacrifice Your Jobs to Health Care


In the extreme absence of virgins, Nancy Pelosi told Democrats to sacrifice their jobs on the altar of the greater good for Health Care.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged her colleagues to back a major overhaul of U.S. health care even if it threatens their political careers, a call to arms that underscores the issue's massive role in this election year.

Lawmakers sometimes must enact policies that, even if unpopular at the moment, will help the public, Pelosi said in an interview being broadcast Sunday the ABC News program "This Week." "We're not here just to self-perpetuate our service in Congress," she said. "We're here to do the job for the American people."
Ummm... okay! I'm behind you 100% Miss Nancy.




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