More from the Captain Soundbite Fiscal Shenanigans Show

Guest Post by “Fed Up” 

Disclaimer: All guest posts are the opinion of the poster and do not necessarily represent the views of administration. M-H

Corey Stewart has been caught again playing fast and loose with taxpayers’ dollars, despite his best efforts to conceal another boondoggle.  Buried deep in a staff report (  on the carryover budget (page 8 of a 54 page document), considered by the Board the same day his scheming with the Avendale development was distracting everyone, and abetted by the inability of his own staff and the local media to perform elementary school arithmetic, Stewart slipped through nearly a million dollars in additional taxpayer money for the Supervisors’ offices. 

From the “News & Messenger” on August 15,

“The budget item was passed as part of a much larger carryover budget, in which items from the previous fiscal year get carried over to the new fiscal year. According to county spokesman Jason Grant, the $712,000 increase should have been included in the fiscal 2011 budget process, but was accidentally omitted.” 

 Should have been included in fiscal 2011 budget process?  Ya think?  Then why not consider it as a separate budget item at the August 3 meeting rather than burying it in the staff report on the carryover?

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Mission Accomplished?

Multi-National_Force-Iraq_ShoulderSIeeveInsigniaSupposedly the combat troops stationed in Iraq have left.  Supposedly we won.  Will there be ticker tape parades?  Will there be kissing and wild excitement in Times Square?  Hell no.  The story is barely a blip on the radar.  50,000 troops remain in a non-combat role.  Does that mean they are sitting ducks?  Do they have rubber bullets?

Also of importance is how we will honor those who died in this misguided war.  Will we have a special memorial for gulf wars dead?  Will Iraq and Afghanistan and Persian Gulf 1 be treated separately or will they be treated at all?

It seems so odd to have just posted a thread about the end of WWII and to have mentioned My Lai from the Vietnam era, and really to have nothing to say about Iraq of than the use of the word ‘misguided.’   An evil dictator was removed. However, there are 100’s more left around the world, still inflicting their terror and evil influence on others.  Shock and Awe seems to be leaving with ….out being noticed.

A big salute to those who served and to those who gave all.  I hope that we, as a nation, will give our military the glorious homecoming they so richly deserve.  And I hope those 50,000 who remain will be safe.

Bull Bullies Spectators–Goes on Rampage

About 30 spectators in northern Spain were injured by a rampaging bull when he jumped into the stands and began goring people. One ten-year old boy was seriously injured when he was gored in the stomach. Bull fighting has already been outlawed in some parts of Spain.

Many people find bull fighting a very offensive sport. While rules differ, the odds really aren’t in favor of the bull. I find myself secretly cheering for the bull any time one goes after human beings, although I am sorry a child was injured. The bull was put down after being tied down. Bull fight has no redeeming qualities it seems.

Did you catch the dude trying to hold the bull by his tail? There has to be a Darwin award for that stunt. And naturally the fool escaped without injury.

Palin Twitters Support to Dr. Laura: ‘Don’t Retreat…Reload!’

Dr. Laura Schlessinger, the talk radio host, apologized and decided to retire from her conservative radio program after using the N-word on the air 11 times in 5 minutes, while talking to a female black caller.

According to Huffington Post:

Dr. Laura Schlessinger announced Tuesday night that she would end her radio show following her N-word rant last week.

“My contract is up for my radio show at the end of the year and I’ve made the decision not to do radio anymore,” she told Larry King. “The reason is I want to regain my First Amendment rights. I want to be able to say what’s on my mind and in my heart and what I think is helpful and useful without somebody getting angry, some special interest group deciding this is the time to silence a voice of dissent and attack affiliates, attack sponsors. I’m sort of done with that.”

Dr. Laura emphasized that she is “not retiring” but rather just ending her radio show.

“I’m not retiring, I’m not quitting, I feel energized actually,” she said. “Stronger and freer to say the things that I believe need to be said for people in this country.”

(See video from the Larry King Show below)

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