who kicked whose ass?
friday, august 13th, 2010
here's a great example of Hussein Øbummer's skill in dealing with a "crisis and real businessmen".
It seems like a miracle that our beloved leader was able to convince BP to establish a $20 billion slush (oops, escrow) fund to compensate those hurt by the ongoing oil plume in the Gulf of Mexico. After all, he had no constitutional power to force them to do so; so had to resort to Chicago-style negotiating.
1)But, let us take a closer look at the effect on BP’s finances:
2)BP will establish a $20 billion fund, but will pay only $7 billion into it during 2010.
3) BP is a British corporation, but has a very large operating entity in the US, but only about 30% of its income is derived from the US.
By Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), BP must book the entire $20 billion expense in the year accrued. Therefore, they will book a $20 billion expense in 2010, reducing their US tax liability by $7 billion.
4. Our dumbass leader also convinced this massive corporation to show their concern for the "small people" by withholding dividends to their shareholders for the last 3 quarters of 2010. This reduces their outward cash flow by about $7.5 billion, including approximately 40% of that amount to US citizens. Assuming that the Bush tax cuts will survive through 2010, the US Treasury will lose another $450 million in taxes on that amount. We won’t even discuss the effect on the US economy.
Let us put the results into a table easily understood by the small people (including me):
BP Cash Flow:
• Escrow funding ($7 billion)
• Dividend saving $7.5 billion
• Tax savings $7 billion
• Net favorable cash flow : $7.5 billion
US Treasury Tax Receipts:
• BP Corporate income tax ($7.5 billion)
• BP Shareholders ($0.45 billion)
• Net unfavorable tax receipts ($7.95 billion)
I guess we really should expect this. After all, our dear leader is the most inexperienced man in ANY room he enters.
Now tell me: did the enlightened one really “Kick Ass”, or did he get ”Sucker Punched”?
This is just one more reason why a ‘community organizer” should NOT be negotiating anything dealing with money and finances!
Bottom line: The $20 Billion BP is putting up will create a $7.5 Billion positive cash for BP flow this year. But, Hussein Øbummer actually “thinks” he really did something special and “kicked ass" (in his own words).
In reality, BP executives are laughing at him and "kicked his ass”. Oh well, what’s new with this so-called Kenyan-born president anyway? He's way in over his head when he starts dealing with any real “business people” He's the most unqualified person in any room he enters.
When your friends can't explain why they voted for demokkk-RATS, give them this list. They can then pick a reason:
10) I voted demoKKK-RAT because I believe oil companies' profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn't.
9) I voted demoKKK-RAT because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.
8) I voted demoKKK-RAT because Freedom of speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.
7) I voted demoKKK-RAT because I'm way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.
6) I voted demoKKK-RAT because I believe that people who can't tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don't start driving a Prius.
5) I voted demoKKK-RAT because I'm not concerned about the slaughter of millions of babies through abortion so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.
4) I voted demoKKK-RAT because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education, and Social Security benefits.
3) I voted demoKKK-RAT because I believe that all businesses should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as the demoKKK-RATS see fit.
2) I voted demoKKK-RAT because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.
1) I voted demoKKK-RAT because my head is so firmly planted deeply up my ass, it's unlikely that I'll ever have another point of view.
Any questions, folks?
Around The Garden Center™
Jeff stopped by Thursday around 5pm, and we installed my new computer. We ran into some "minor hardware problems", but two calls to Mark solved them quickly. I still need to get a PCI-e sound card to accommodate my 5.1 surround sound speakers, like I have at work. Right now, my condo unit is simply stereo with 3 non-working speakers. I ordered it on Wednesday, and it should be here in 3 days via UPS Ground.
Friday was another miserably hot and humid day. My landscape crew finished-up a 2-day job and did some greenhouse repairs to the plastic and batten board strips to secure the plastic. We also put-up the 50% Off Everything Fall Sale sign down along the road front, which AAP Signs made for me. Al's been my only sign maker for the past 21 years.
With the 50% Off Everything Fall Sale sign up on Saturday, business was brisk in the cool morning, but when the sun, heat and humidity returned around noon, it became a ghost town. Rich called from Portland (OR) where he and his wife are vacationing for 3+ weeks, to see how I was doing with the list of prospective customers he'd left me. Lee and I watered the GHs and benches outside, and varying wilting plants around the nursery retail area, but they need repotting, as the pots are rootbound and not holding enough water for the large-sized plants. I also sent out 8 'revised landscape estimates' to include the 50% Discount, hoping that will bring-in some business. I sent out 6 on Friday, and another 7 on Thursday. I also made calls to another 15 "maybe customers" and left messages, none of which have been returned. Very frustrating. I think they're waiting for the August heat to abate, and then September & October will get busy again. Meanwhile, I have to keep my people working, pay bills and am taking anything and everything which comes into the center, which will show any profit. We closed down around 4:30pm and went home.
On Friday evening, I watched "Twister" and "Deep Impact" movies on TNT Movies (CATV). Great old shows, both of which I missed years ago.
Saturday was fairly busy, and we closed down at 4:40pm. I watched "Ruins", one of the most bizarre and unusual movies I've ever seen. SCARY!
On Sunday, I took the Jeep to Cloister Car Wash, and had it cleaned inside and out. It was dirty filthy from sitting at the transmission shop for 10 days. Some quick food shopping and over to Best Buy for a PCI-e sound card for 7.1 surround sound, which they didn't have. Crap.
6:00am came too early on Monday, but since Dad had a workman coming to his and Mom's home at 8am, I had no choice except to get into work asap, since only Lee would be there, and the landscape crew would be out on a small 1-day job. The "Dog Days of Summer" are officially here, and at 7am, it was already 72°F with 59% humidity. It's supposed to be in the 90s all week, with a possible t-storm and spotty showers on Wednesday. The ground is bone-dry, and plants are suffering. On the way into work, my Jeep's rear passenger dropped 3" and I had to stop, open the right rear door, and use both hands to push it back up into place. Next bump in the road, it dropped down 3" again. I called S&D Motors (Stacey & Dave Strayer are relatives of mine) in York, and I have the Thursday 9am app't to have them look at it. I don't ever remember using that window. It's probably going to cost $300-$400 to have the electric motor replaced. Or perhaps the Cloister Car Wash brushes merely pushed the window off-track. Wishful thinking, on my part most likely.
Gas prices at the pump had dropped 10-12¢/ gallon and then almost immediately had risen back up to where they were 5 weeks ago. Unleaded Regular (87oct) is at $2.69/gal, Unleaded Premium (90oct) is at $2.79/gal, Diesel Fuel is up to $2.99/gal and Unleaded Premium (92oct) is back up to $2.99/gal. Go figure.
***The Summer of 2010 is definitely one of the hottest and driest I can remember in the past 21 years. Digging down to 4ft, it's like baby powder: bone-dry. We have to irrigate all trees needing digging, for 2-3 days, just so the rootball will hold together, and the apply Bio-Plex® to the leaves to keep it from wilting, while storing it in the truck building in the shade for another 3-4 days, and irrigating it 2x daily.
Monday hit 92°F/ Heat Index 96°F and 73% humidity, while Tuesday hit 96°F/ Heat Index 101°F and 88% humidity. It was awful. I sent everyone home at 2:45pm and closed at 3pm. Wednesday was a repeat of Tuesday. Miserable.
Monday evening, I watched a great but little-known flick, called The Punisher a great NAVY SEAL revenge flick. Stayed up too late and 6:00am came too early on Tuesday morning. I've got to get back to my asleep-by-9pm routine.
Lee dropped me off at S&Motors at 5pm, and I stayed-up until midnight to DVR "Rocky Balboa", after missing it at 8pm. Good flick.
The “Virtual Cabin” – A Novella™
I'd had enough bullshit for Saturday, so I left for The Cabin on Saturday afternoon at 5pm, to get away from it all. It was even hot in Adam's Junction, despite the valleys and tall trees. My 43-acre property looked browned-out; the meadow was dry and crispy, since it hadn't rained in weeks up here.
Jenny was happy to see me. I refilled her water, dry and wet food dishes, clean-out her litter box and turned on the AC. I closed the fireplace flu so as not to lose an cool air, and turned on the ceiling fans to recirculate the air. No more fires until mid-to-late Fall and into the Winter.
I wanted to get on Bill Knaub's "list" of projects for early Fall; he's the local arborist and tress-cutter, so I called him on my cellphone. He was booked-up until September 3rd, but would start on my 20+ trees, as soon as he could get out here and meet with me, to see what the project was all about and what equipment he'd need. We made the appointment for next Saturday, after I got out of work at 4:30pm. I'd planned to go up to The Cabin for Sunday, and Bill was accommodating after another small job appointment.
The pantry and larder were in excellent shape. So was the 'fridge. I unpacked my duffel bag into the oak dresser drawers, put on shorts and a t-shirt, and took Jenny (on a leash) and my AR-10 outside to sit at the extra-long picnic table, to survey which trees needed to come down. I had some red flagging tape in the Jeep, but decided to use orange fluorescent paint instead. With Jenny firmly tied to the railing, I took the AR-10 and some extra mags, and the spray can of paint, and marked 11 dead/near-dead trees too close to The Cabin. They'd go first. Tomorrow, I'd wear long pants to protect again deer ticks and go back out and mark another 12-14 dead units. Sudden Oak Death is raging though Pennsylvania, as is the Emerald Ash Borer, wiping-out whole stands of both long-aged trees. Wild White Dogwoods are dying from Anthracnose. And American Paper Bark White Birches, the kind tribal American Indians used to build canoes from, are all but gone, from the borer.
Karl & Allen's ACE Hardware Store has a nice John Deere 675B SkidSteer, plumbed with a small backhoe attachment I could rent for $35/ day plus fuel, and I could easily get several guys from Adam's Junction, who were looking for work, to help me install 20-30 15gal "Princeton American Elms" to replace the downed trees. There's even a garden center, called Midland's, whose owners Bob & Karen, I'd met and told them of my plans to replace the trees. They want to order 100 of the 15gal Elm through me, since I'm the east coast distributor, and have them delivered for the same kind of replacement work, and to re-line Main Street, since all their species American Elms (Ulmus Americana) were wiped-out in the 60s, 70s & early 80s. I can help them with arranging that shipment after I get back to York on Monday, with a simple phone call.
I got back to the large front deck and picnic table, and saw where Jenny had dragged it 2ft off its mark, because she wanted to be with me in the field. After what she'd been through with a 600lb black bear, I can't take the chance anymore to let her run free, and must keep her leashed at all times. She could be attacked and killed and eaten by a black bear, wolf, fox or pack of coyotes, all of which run wild in PA. I have to keep an eye on her, and a Beowulf .50cal, or AR-15 at the ready.
I put Jenny back in The Cabin, closed it down, turned-off the AC, armed it and left for York.
Things Which Make Your Head Explode™
A man was taken into custody in Kanawha County, W. VA this past Sunday morning after being caught with his pants down in a public park. Eddie Campbell was not alone though. That would be perverted. The 61-year-old was accompanied by a very attractive armless mannequin who aided and abetted in his public display of self love.
There is a rather large campaign looming in the not so distant future which threatens to make our Mondays...meatless. Gasp! While some recoil in terror that public health advocates are backing this campaign, the idea is building more steam as we look at ways to help Americans reduce heart disease and lessen our global footprint. While it's unclear how far the power of this idea will stretch (vegan wedding reception, anyone?) and which restaurants, cafeterias, and super markets will participate, we wonder if maybe there's a better spin we could come up with.
Fonts For You™
Many Journal entries are best viewed in the Charrington Roughened and the Orlando typefaces. You may already have Century Gothic on your Windows-XP machine, and that's almost always used for the body copy or subheads, so grab it, if you don't already have it; you're reading it now. They're free from my website. Grab 'em! Save them to your HD, and install to C:/Windows/Fonts (folder), thru your WIN XP Control Panel > Fonts > File > Install New Font. Simple stuff; just takes a few minutes.
Here are a few others, which have been used in my Journal: Papyrus and Acoustic Bass, and Caesar Regular and Carleton and Charrington Strewn and Catherine. If you get and install them, you'll see how much nicer these pages are to view and read. Plus, they add to your repertoire of available fonts in MS-Word, as WIN-XP System Fonts, so you can use them for your daily documents.
Here's a new one, for your Windows/Fonts folder: Sketchy.
The Global Warming Money Pit™
Have you seen this video: "BBC: The Great Global Warming Swindle"? It was outright-banned from leftist, hate-filled, dirtbag lowlife scumbags, Google.com's and YouTube.com's websites, by the mentally-ill, left-wing, global warming idiot wackos, but I've preserved it, for posterity, aka you, me and *ours*. Watch, be informed and download it for others to see. It's on my corporate server, and will stay there, BTW.
Here's what the Global Warming Scam is all about. Sweet, huh? They're so transparent, aren't they?
Here's everything you need to know about the Global Warming Fraud, and why it's a good thing. It's a l-o-n-g article, so get a sandwich, iced tea and settle-in, for a very informative read. I'm right there with you, BTW.
The "Greenhouse Effect" is a natural and valuable phenomenon, without which, the planet would be uninhabitable. Global Warming, at least in recent times, is real. CO2 is not a significant greenhouse gas; 95% of the contribution is due to Water Vapor. Man's contribution to Greenhouse Gasses is relatively insignificant. We didn't cause the recent Global Warming and we cannot stop it. Solar Activity appears to be the principal driver for Climate Change. CO2 is a useful trace gas in the atmosphere, and the planet would actually benefit by having more, not less of it, because it is not a driver for Global Warming and would enrich our vegetation, yielding better crops to feed the expanding population. CO2 is not causing global warming, in fact, CO2 is lagging temperature change in all reliable datasets. The cart is not pulling the donkey. Wake-up, folks.
Here's a listing of The Best Global Warming Videos on the Internet.
Hey, fat, shit-for-brains, bloated, liar, huckster, fraud, criminal, charlatan, scumbag, loser, disgraced ex-VP AlGoreBore (LIAR-TN), is back using $300 million of OPM (Other Peoples' Money) to promote his Global Warming Bullshit, after the worst Winter in over 100 years. Welcome back, fatso huckster asswipe, AlGoreBore!
Roger Revelle of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Harvard University and University of California San Diego, spits on the lying scumbag, AlGoreBore. My, my, oh my. (((snicker))) No, there's no consensus on Glo-bullshit Warming, other than it's a LIE! Just ask Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, Richard S. Lindzen; he's eminently-qualified to call AlGoreBoreAsshole, a LIAR! As I am.
There's another "ice age" coming, not the AlGoreBoreLiar 'Glo-bull warming' crap.
Larsen B Ice Shelf in Antarctica collapses in 2002 = Glo-bullshit Warming? Doubt it.
Read this Glo-bullshit Warming idiocy. Go ahead; I'll wait.
AlGoreBore's "hypocrisy"? See it right here!
You need to watch this 30 minute film; it's an eye-opener if you think that we're running out of crude oil, and that America has no reserves. We have more oil and natural gas in Alaska alone, than all the rest of the world's known reserves, COMBINED! Grab an adult beverage, and watch it.
Better get out your Winter coats, 'snuggies', wool socks and snow shovels, as it seems we've got an 80-year "Little Ice Age", on the way. Yawn; no biggie.
AlGoreBore's "Glo-bull Warming Bullshit" has spawned so-called 'cottage industries' around the world, worth hundreds of millions and probably billions of dollars, for green corporation validation, carbon credits, foundation & university climate studies, grants and a host of other BS-related crap to his lies and garbage. Global warming competes with cancer and competes with AIDS for a finite amount of money. This year's natural resurgence will surely see the global warmists, led by celebrity warmist, Gore, compete viscously for those US Taxpayers' hard-earned dollars. And I'm betting that the really important disease, cancer, loses to Glo-bullshit Warming and AIDS. Dammit.
F*ck all the "Glo-bullshit Warming Alarmists"! I say, FUCK-THEM-UP, and cleanse the planet, if they try to physically-intimidate and hurt anyone! I will; count on it! "Get in my face", assholes, and that'll be your last day on this Earth! If there are any "dissenting scientists" out there, who need protection, just get in-touch with me, and I'll guard you & yours. You can count upon that, folks!
Have you taken "The Global Warming Test"? If you have a sentient, functioning brain, and a simple knowledge of "the facts", you'll easily get a 10-of-10, as I did. Go ahead, and give it a try!
Read this article and pick-out "The WWF's Big Lie". If you chose this paragraph — "Summer sea ice is now forecasted to completely disappear in the summer months sometime between 2013 and 2040 — something which hasn't happened for over a million years." — you'd be right. There isn't, and never has been and ice on the earth dated at a million years old, and who the hell was around back then to begin recording it? The lying sacks-of-shit at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are typical lowlife, left-wing wacko scumbags, in-bed with the "Glo-Bull Warming" Crap, of asshole AlGoreBore and his phony, money-making scam. The oldest, and not reliably-dated ice cores are >160,000 years, and those are shaky in fact, at best. So where did the lying WWF pull the million year crap from? Their asses, of course!
Shit-for-brains, mentally-ill, fat, bloated liar, AlGoreBore's (LOWLIFE-TN) "ally", in NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by AlGoreBore's chief scientific ally/"asshole/butt-buddy"— Dr James "Moron-Cretin-Asshole" Hansen (DIRTBAG-NASA) — and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that "last month was the hottest October on record". Total, factual bullshit and lies. This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China's official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its "worst snowstorm ever". In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years. So what explained the anomaly? GISS's computerized temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-skeptic blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit, began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running. Read this article, and find out why both lying, corrupt, criminal, subhuman idiots, GoreBore & Hansen, should be stood against a wall, and shot, IMO. In fact, the pathetically-socialist, left-wing UK, has just begun to awaken to what the "Climate Change Bill" will do to destroy their nation, or what's left of it. IMO, it's probably too late now to save the UK, but at least some of the more Conservative people over there, will at least get the chance to flee to America (or elsewhere), before we also "go down the proverbial dumper", as they've done. Heh.
On Friday, January 2nd, I ran a fully-attributed story in my weekly "Journal", which had links to other stories and facts, thoroughly-debunking AlGoreBore's trillion dollar scam and fraud, Global Warming". The Daily Telegraph UK's columnist, Christopher Booker, was the erudite author, and here is the link to that story. Nice job, Mr Booker!
Now, lowlife shit-for-brains dirtbag, Arkansas Gov Mike "DumbAss Turd-Boy" Beebe (ASSHOLE-AR), said that global warming is serious problem, not a "hoax," and requires more than a state response. "I think it's a threat, and I think global warming is occurring," Beebe-The-Shithead said in response to a caller to his statewide radio program who said he believed the climate change crisis was a "hoax." Idiot. Stupid idiot. Global warming is bullshit, you two-bit asshole! Crawl back inside of AlGoreBore's rectum, dumbfuck!
And global cooling goes merrily along, without any help from us mere humans, as it has for millions and millions of years.
Another "lie/error" in the favor of Glo-BULL Warming's false bullshit and lies? Got duct tape?
Here's the truth: Lord Monckton of Brenchley's Science & Public Policy Institute.
The commie/fascist/socialist liberal-demokkkRAT filth in the US Congress, have refused to allow Lord Monckton to testify the truth, against con-man, liar, scumbag AlGoreBore's LIES! This is Commie Russia, NOT Free America!
Some People Just Need Killing™
This will do it!.
Yes, I agree with the premise of this article, that "the death penalty is a Noahic Covenant with God, in a post-flood world". Well said, Joe Farrah.
Mark David Chapman, John Lennon's killer, is up for parole for the sixth time and may be questioned as early as Tuesday, authorities said. F•ck that bullshit: KILL HIM! I volunteer!