which took an hour out of the day which means something else didn't get done... and I still can't be sure how it wound up where it did. So now, I return you to my bitching about the news.
California won't accept the IOUs it issued. Which means, to me, they're worthless.
Small businesses that received $682 million in IOUs from the state say California expects them to pay taxes on the worthless scraps of paper, but refuses to accept its own IOUs to pay debts or taxes. The vendors’ federal class action claims the state is trying to balance its budget on their backs.
Lead plaintiff Nancy Baird filled her contract with California to provide embroidered polo shirts to a youth camp run by the National Guard, but never was paid the $27,000 she was owed. She says California “paid” her with an IOU that two banks refused to accept - yet she had to pay California sales tax on the so-called “sale” of the uniforms.
California screws up the finances to badly they 'pay' people with IOUs, but CA government won't accept them in payment of taxes. And Barney Frank & Co. are hoping to set up a precedent by the feds using our money to bail the clowns in CA out so when MA is ready to collapse the same way, it'll be easier for Frank to loot all of us to bail MA out. Which he and the other leeches think woill be easier than actually showing some fiscal responsibility.
Oh yeah, the socialized medicine union thugs just love free expression of views, don't they? I wonder how they'll like it when people start actively and obviously taking stills and video of them?
"You don't trust me?" HELL no. She must be getting more than slightly nervous by now; add a flat "You are not trustworthy" to everything else and she knows she's got problems.
Want a chart of the real costs of the Cap and Tax bill Waxman is just about to have a stroke trying to force through?
* Increase gas prices 58% above the increases included in the baseline forecast.
* Increase electricity prices by 90%.
* Raise energy costs for an average family of four by $1,241 per year.
* Cause the average family of four to pay $4,609 more per year, including increased taxes.
* Reduce GDP by an aggregate amount of $9.4 trillion.
* Increase the national debt by an additional $12,803 per person.
They don't have a line for the rise in the cost of rope, but we'll get there if this crap every comes close to going through.
No, the administration wouldn't actually try to track people for improper reasons. Would they?
Sailor Curt calls it the Gun Show Prevention Act, HR2324, which includes
(37) Gun Show Vendor- The term `gun show vendor' means a person who is not licensed under section 923 and who exhibits, sells, offers for sale, transfers, or exchanges a firearm at a gun show, regardless of whether or not the person arranges with the gun show operator for a fixed location from which to exhibit, sell, offer for sale, transfer, or exchange the firearm.
Which means anyone who walks in the door and might sell or buy or trade a firearm. And, to make it even worse,
(1) IN GENERAL- It shall be unlawful for a person to operate a gun show, unless the person--
(A) not later than 30 days before the commencement of the gun show, notifies the Attorney General, in writing, of the date, time, duration, and location of the gun show, and the identity of each person who will be a gun show vendor at the gun show;
Take those two together and it's a plan to end gun shows, period. You know, one of those attacks on gun owners we've been assured the Democrats don't plan to make?
One last observation: all the bitching and whining and name-calling(especially "Anything that is against Obama is RACIST!!!!") reminded me of the mess after the 2000 election. Specifically, when one Florida county was starting another 'recount', but this one was going to be behind locked doors with nobody but the Democrat election board members allowed to observe. A bunch of Republicans outside rightly had a bloody fit, word spread, and they scared the board into opening the recount to observers. Among the 'observations' from the media and liberals was some asshat stating that there was 'a whiff of fascism in the air'. Because a bunch of people from the 'wrong' party raised hell about a flatly BAD action by the 'right'-party dominated election board.
This shit isn't new, it's just that instead of in a few isolated places there are people- of both parties and none, let us remember- raising hell with ALL the jackass politicians trying to shove this massive pile of crap down our throats, and the Evil Party minions, the Stupid Party 'we must get along with the other side' fools and the media are freaking. And, as has been said before, it's liable to get ugly. But maybe, just maybe, we can get the idea across before some union thug or other socialist moron touches off a real bloody mess. I hope so.