Day By Day

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Botch after botch

Such a juicy scandal!
- "But what are all those monthly files? DON'T KNOW, UNDOCUMENTED. Wherever I look, there are data files, no info about what they are other than their names. And that's useless ..." (Page 17)
- "It's botch after botch after botch." (18)
- "The biggest immediate problem was the loss of an hour's edits to the program, when the network died ... no explanation from anyone, I hope it's not a return to last year's troubles ... This surely is the worst project I've ever attempted. Eeeek." (31)
- "Oh, GOD, if I could start this project again and actually argue the case for junking the inherited program suite." (37)
- "... this should all have been rewritten from scratch a year ago!" (45)
- "Am I the first person to attempt to get the CRU databases in working order?!!" (47)
- "As far as I can see, this renders the (weather) station counts totally meaningless." (57)
- "COBAR AIRPORT AWS (data from an Australian weather station) cannot start in 1962, it didn't open until 1993!" (71)
- "What the hell is supposed to happen here? Oh yeah -- there is no 'supposed,' I can make it up. So I have : - )" (98)
- "You can't imagine what this has cost me -- to actually allow the operator to assign false WMO (World Meteorological Organization) codes!! But what else is there in such situations? Especially when dealing with a 'Master' database of dubious provenance ..." (98)
- "So with a somewhat cynical shrug, I added the nuclear option -- to match every WMO possible, and turn the rest into new stations ... In other words what CRU usually do. It will allow bad databases to pass unnoticed, and good databases to become bad ..." (98-9)
- "OH F--- THIS. It's Sunday evening, I've worked all weekend, and just when I thought it was done, I'm hitting yet another problem that's based on the hopeless state of our databases." (241).
- "This whole project is SUCH A MESS ..." (266)

Better yet they threw much of their original data away!
SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.
It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years.
Is this the biggest scientific scandal of the modern world? In the meantime the US press is turfing the story and claiming that the leak proves AWG is real! What audacity!

...and Commander Zero is headed to Copenhagen to sign away our future for these bullshit lies....

Friday, November 27, 2009

We need debates like this in the US

nice shot!

This is about money and power. Your money. Their power.

Succinct isn't it? 
If you're wondering how the robot-like march of the world's politicians towards Copenhagen can possibly continue in the face of the scientific scandal dubbed "climategate," it's because Big Government, Big Business and Big Green don't give a s*** about "the science."
They never have.
That pretty well sums it up. In a revenue shortage never underestimate the power of politicians to sign on to anything that allows them to increase revenues.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Dr. Ball's interesting comments on the AWG fraud

Listen and weep Al!

The warm list - everything blamed on global warming

I suppose all of this is fake too...

Read it and reflect that the media has reported that everything that happens is caused by global warming.

The scandal grows unabated

This time it's New Zealand. The raw data and the official data disagree, and surprise, surprise, surprise the official data show warming that DOES NOT EXIST.

UPDATE 15:49 NZDT - NIWA's news release in response to this story appears to have been delayed, and according to a radio news report a few minutes ago Rodney Hide, leader of the minority Act Party and a minister in the National Government, is now calling on his Cabinet colleague, Climate Change Minister Nick Smith, to "please explain" [normal transmission now resumes]
The New Zealand Government's chief climate advisory unit NIWA is under fire for allegedly massaging raw climate data to show a global warming trend that wasn't there.
The scandal breaks as fears grow worldwide that corruption of climate science is not confined to just Britain's CRU climate research centre.
Here's the paper that set this round off.....

Over in global warming's corner we see more lies, more deception. Is this more Dan Ratheresk "fake but accurate" nonsense? Is it possible for the left to learn from their mistakes? I hope not.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Moar burning stupidity

Nothing like mindless propaganda in order to make your point!

Screw Science I have an agenda!

Back about the time I got out of the US Navy and returned to New England there was a threat to the environment that was a daily staple of the news, the threat of acid rain. We were told acid rain would strip the mountains of the northeast of trees within 20 years; the forest was dying we must act now! While government regulation moved to clean up the heavy sulfur emissions that primarily originated in the older coal burning power plants of the midwest that effort was eventually stalled as congress after congress 'grandfathered' those plants and the pollution continued unabated. Over time news coverage of acid rain disappeared. Small wonder since it has been nearly 30 years and I can tell you not only are the forests intact, they are thriving.

In the mid 1970's we were warned about the world ending environmental catastrophe, caused by man's reckless disregard for the environment, the coming ice age spurred on by the use of aerosol spray deodorants and similar products. Yet that too slipped from public view as it failed to engage the imagination of the ignorant masses. Acid rain and global cooling were replaced by global warming. I believed, lord knows I believed! As an outdoorsman, an avid fly fisherman in pursuit of cold water species I saw in global warming the demise of my sport. I identified every lousy fishing season with global warming AND acid rain AND the ozone hole. I set out to read as much as I possibly could about global warming to better educate myself on the implications. The problem was the more I read the more I detected a troubling trend. Those who believed that humans were causing warming were adamant that "the science" was settled. Red flag! Anytime a scientist claims the 'science is settled' it's a sure sign he's no longer a scientist he's become a true believer. They were shrill in denouncing those scientists that disagreed. In that shrillness I began to detect themes, themes that began to look more like a propaganda campaign than science. The scientists who questioned the theory seemed to be advocating scientific method, those who endorsed the theory seemed to produce studies but it became apparent that they were refusing to share their raw data; defeating any possibility of substantial peer review. The media picked up the cry. Then the UN endorsed global warming hysteria. Yet we knew the very models that were being used to predict a grim future for humanity were simplistic and unable to predict the known past. I discovered the little ice age, the medieval warm period and other things that had been glossed over by team warming. The most troubling thing was that the solution to global warming advocated by those who claim it was real and caused by humans was no less than a surrender of individual freedom and a massive wealth transfer from the richer developed west to the poorer undeveloped world, with people like Al Gore selling carbon indulgences and skimming a percentage of the trade all while using their credibility to help sell the hyperbole.

I've read with increasing fascination, how the global warming hysterics have found themselves in a bit of a pickle. This article is well worth the read because it covers the salient points of the scandal and doesn't sugar coat the implications of the fraud.
For years, the left has spun the debate over global warming in the starkest Manichean terms. Those who disagree with the scientific and policy orthodoxy have been maligned as greedy capitalists bent on raping the earth of its natural resources for cheap material gain; they have been cast as the benighted enemies of reason itself. Efforts to publicly challenge the science behind global warming have too often resulted in professional and political character assassination. To be skeptical about the fashionable scientific and policy platform aggressively advocated by the mainstream media and self-indulgently championed by the Hollywood elite is nothing less than an “assault on reason,” to borrow Al Gore’s hyperbolic rhetoric. In predictably technocratic fashion, the left has claimed its own peculiar position as the only scientifically legitimate one—everything else reduces to craven interest, manifest dishonesty, or antiquarian faith.
However, maintaining this self-serving narrative just got a lot harder. In the last few days, the cause of climate alarmism took a big hit when more than a thousand e-mails exchanged by scientists at the University of East Anglia’s Climactic Research Unit (CRU) suddenly surfaced online. These e-mails were published by the computer hackers who apparently stole them, a crime that should be investigated and prosecuted. But notwithstanding the e-mails’ route to publication, their actual content is extraordinary. These behind-the-scenes discussions among leading global-warming exponents are remarkable both in their candor and in their sheer contempt for scientific objectivity. There can be little doubt after even a casual perusal that the scientific case for global warming and the policy that springs from it are based upon a volatile combination of political ideology, unapologetic mendacity, and simmering contempt for even the best-intentioned disagreement. Especially in anticipation of the major climate summit taking place in Copenhagen next month, the significance of this explosive disclosure is hard to underestimate. According to climatologist Patrick J. Michaels, “This is not a smoking gun; this is a mushroom cloud.”
A couple of other interesting takes on this from PJM

The entire facade is deconstructing, Al Gore's investments in carbon indulgences look self serving, his Nobel is as meaningless as Obama's. These people are criminals who distorted science in order to sell one of the largest wealth transfer schemes in history but I expect the majority of the media who apparently signed on for the effort will continue in their attempts to turf the story.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The stupid, it burns

yet more nonsensical propaganda from the civilization hating environmentalists

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Al Gore scientific imbecil

Conan: Now, what about … you talk in the book about geothermal energy …
Al: Yeah, yeah.

Conan: and that is, as I understand it, using the heat that's generated from the core of the earth …

Al: Yeah.

Conan: … to create energy, and it sounds to me like an evil plan by Lex Luthor to defeat Superman. Can you, can you tell me, is this a viable solution, geothermal energy?

Al: It definitely is, and it's a relatively new one. People think about geothermal energy — when they think about it at all — in terms of the hot water bubbling up in some places, but two kilometers or so down in most places there are these incredibly hot rocks, 'cause the interior of the earth is extremely hot, several million degrees, and the crust of the earth is hot …

several million degrees? WTF? This is the guy who is busy telling us how all that satanic CO2 is going to destroy the planet and he can't tell the difference between our temperate planet and the center of the frigging sun!

How bad is this recession?

Hit the link and watch unemployment rates change...

Lindsey Graham owns Eric Holder

Yet another how stupid do you think we all are moment?

What a tool.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What's really involved in meeting those pesky carbon targets

I'm not a huge believer that humans have caused significant warming. The more I read the less I believe it. I do believe that we should attempt to keep it clean while we're here. Dumping tons of CO2 into the atmosphere isn't as big an issue as some of the other stuff we dump into the air, ground and water but I'm ok with moving to the post carbon energy phase because I believe that's where we will eventually end up. I'm a huge fan of a technological future. Problem is wind, solar and hydro aren't well postitioned to take up the slack if we suddenly decide to shutdown all the fossile fuel driven power plants, in fact they are so poorly positioned to cover the demand that I've often thought that the goal of the environmentalists pushing for action and results NOW is for us to all starve and freeze to death in the dark.

mosey on over and check out this article for a reality check

How stupid do they think we are?

Does this mean they embezzled the money and are giving it to SEUI or ACORN?

How stupid are these people? I'd like to believe they're just incompetent but I keep hearing how smart the left is; legends in their own minds? I guess all these non-existent districts, and non-existent jobs are located in the famous extra 7 states? You know the 7 of 57 Obama hasn't visited yet?

For example, shows 12 districts, using up more than $2.7 billion, in Washington, D.C, which only has one congressional district. also shows 2,893.9 jobs created with $194,537,372 in stimulus funding in New Hampshire’s 00 congressional district. But, there is no such thing.

The site also shows $1,471,518 going to New Hampshire’s 6th congressional district, $1,033,809 to the 4th congressional district and $124,774 to the 27th congressional district. In fact, New Hampshire only has two congressional districts; inviting confusion about where the money listed for the 00, 4th, 6th and 27th districts is going.
Criminals have taken over.

I hope this traitorous bitch rots in jail forever

Disbarred radical lawyer Lynne Stewart is going to jail - maybe for a lot longer than she thought.
An appeals court Tuesday upheld her conviction for smuggling messages to her jailed terrorist client and said she deserves more than the 28 months she got because she may have lied at her trial.
I hope she dies there. She should have been shot.

ObamaCare that expensive mistake waiting to happen

Not that the dean of the Harvard Medical School would known anything....
In discussions with dozens of health-care leaders and economists, I find near unanimity of opinion that, whatever its shape, the final legislation that will emerge from Congress will markedly accelerate national health-care spending rather than restrain it. Likewise, nearly all agree that the legislation would do little or nothing to improve quality or change health-care's dysfunctional delivery system. The system we have now promotes fragmented care and makes it more difficult than it should be to assess outcomes and patient satisfaction. The true costs of health care are disguised, competition based on price and quality are almost impossible, and patients lose their ability to be the ultimate judges of value.
Game, set, match. Sorry but I trust this person more than I trust Obama, the Congress, and that includes you Snowe and Collins or MSNBC, and the mindless losers writing stupid shit for a mind numbing and boring TV series.

Air Traffic Control - what you'll see this holiday season and why

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

This guy r0x

Bill Whittle goes to Gitmo

But you'll have to follow the link to see it. Do it!


From Col. Austin Bay
One word aptly describes Ft. Hood mass murderer Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan: traitor.
Traitor is a tough word. It doesn't smudge and squish. "Traitor" draws a hard line, one that sharply divides essential life-determining values and marks a defining personal choice between the profound and the profane.
Hasan's treason employed terrorist tactics. Sure, the lawyers can argue Hasan attacked soldiers, with civilians as incidental targets, and the assault occurred on a military post, but the tactics are those used by jihadis in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Indonesia and a score of other nations -- the armed killer entering an open facility and massacring unarmed men and women. 
 Wordsmiths can split hairs about Hasan's motives and what to call it. This works for me, but according to the some at the WSJ:
In fact, this was not a terrorist attack. By definition, terrorism targets noncombatants. When an irregular force like al Qaeda attacks a military target, such as the bombing of the USS Cole, that is more accurately termed guerrilla warfare. 
When our politically correct establishment creates an environment where soldiers on a military base are less well armed than the surrounding off base populace I think the whole 'non-combatant' part of the definition becomes less than moot.

In fact this is yet more proof that politically correct 'gun free zones' are an invitation to this type of killing spree, regardless of the motivation driving the shooter.

Political correctness is a losing bet, in or out of the military and our enemies, both foreign and domestic know this and use it to their advantage.

Why actually have a debate on health care is important

Given just how dysfunctional the US Congress is I'm willing to bet anything we create will take decades to be as efficient as the Canadians or the Brits system.

Veterans Day 2009

This is very cool.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009


I have no idea where this came from but LOLWTFBBQ!


This came from here

PELOSI: Buy a $15,000 Policy or Go to Jail

H.R. 3962 provides that an individual (or a husband and wife in the case of a joint return) who does not, at any time during the taxable year, maintain acceptable health insurance coverage for himself or herself and each of his or her qualifying children is subject to an additional tax.”

If the government determines that the taxpayer’s unpaid tax liability results from willful behavior, the following penalties could apply…” [page 2]

Criminal penalties
Prosecution is authorized under the Code for a variety of offenses.  Depending on the level of the noncompliance, the following penalties could apply to an individual:
• Section 7203 – misdemeanor willful failure to pay is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000 and/or imprisonment of up to one year.
• Section 7201 – felony willful evasion is punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years.” [page 3]

Coercion is the better part of socialism. So they've mandated a minimum bill of $15,000 a year for health care coverage before a penalty tax kicks in, and if you can't afford both then you could be fined up to $250,000 and placed in jail for 5 years. 

Funny thing is I guarantee we won't see protests to release health care scofflaws from prison like we do to free mouthy black murdering SOBs like Mumia Abu-Jamal.

In the (near) future I guess we're all fated to be someone's bitch. 

I'm shocked I tell you, shocked!

Computers, records seized at ACORN offices in La.
NEW ORLEANS — Investigators are searching the New Orleans offices of the activist group ACORN in connection with embezzlement and tax fraud allegations.
Assistant Attorney General David Caldwell said a warrant was obtained to seize computers, hard drives and other documents Friday. Caldwell said investigators will copy records and hard drives, then return them to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
Thanks to ACORN's strong support from the Democrats of Congress that's OUR tax money these assholes are embezzling.

Can this White House be any more stupid?

"I will continue to say what I've said before. You hear in this debate, you hear analogies, you hear references to, you see pictures about and depictions of individuals that are truly stunning, and you hear it all the time. People -- imagine five years ago somebody comparing health care reform to 9/11. Imagine just a few years ago had somebody walked around with images of Hitler.
Hopefully we can get back to a discussion about the issues that are important in this country that we can do so without being personally disagreeable and set up comparisons to things that were so insidious in our history that anybody in any profession or walk of life would be well advised to compare nothing to those atrocities."
Nope I have a hard time believing people would do that

It seems to me we just spent the better part of two Presidencies watching the backers of the current resident of the white house do just that, over and over again, more pathetic and vile with each viewing. Go head Mr. Gibbs click that link and scroll through the pictures of your supporters. Self ownage is usually funny but this is pathetic. Mr. Gibbs you are a liar and a poor one at that.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

12 Dead at Fort Hood

Word cannot capture my anger and disgust at this cowardly attack. Once again the perpetrator is a convert to Islam. My sympathies and condolences go out to the families of all who were killed or injured. At times like this words are never enough.

Commander Zero begins his takeover - goodby civil rights and due process

Quite honestly I didn't think he'd be this bold
Among other things, according to the comments and leaked document, the special interest groups speculate the treaty would:
Require Internet Service Providers to monitor all consumers’ Internet communications, terminate their customers’ Internet connections based on rights holders’ repeat allegation of copyright infringement, and divulge the identity of alleged copyright infringers possibly without judicial process, threatening Internet users’ due process and privacy rights; and potentially make ISPs liable for their end users’ alleged infringing activity.
Interfere with fair use of copyrighted materials.
Criminalize peer-to-peer file sharing.
Interfere with legitimate parallel trade in goods, including the resale of brand-name pharmaceutical products.
Impose liability on manufacturers of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), if those APIs are used to make counterfeits — a liability system that may make API manufacturers reluctant to sell to legal generic drug makers, and thereby significantly damage the functioning of the legal generic pharmaceutical industry.
Improperly criminalize acts not done for commercial purpose and with no public health consequences; and Improperly divert public resources into enforcement of private rights.

 Pelosi and Reid will ram this through as a rider on some must pass bill and that'll be the point where historians will be able to point to as the event that either destroyed the first amendment or started the 2nd civil war. And Pelosi and Reid will be enough help from the usual clueless republicans who like to think that 'history called them' to cast such an historic vote.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sometimes being in IT really sux

long story short 

project a used a database for a conversion, project b started to use it for a second conversion

security wanted a's data cleaned up when they completed their project, was demanding status 

project managers, programmers etc all put their heads together approved a data deletion list and told me to execute

I reviewed it, asked some questions, checked with everyone a second time and got the green light

dropped the data

2 hours later the phone rings - "my shit is all gone, I still need that for project b"

I started the database restore from tape at 16:30PM 11/03 

at 04:33 the f'ing VPN dropped me while the restore was still active, thankfully oracle rman will resume a restore

it's still not done but based on my guestmate it should be done in about 2 hours, then I can get some sleep

I didn't think a backup that takes 5.5 hours to create would take 14-16 hours to restore, wtf pos crappy lan based pseudo-tape library system sux blue monkey balls

Election results - scoring myself

I predicted the following:

1. YES
2. NO
3. YES
4. NO
5. NO
6. YES
7. YES

As of right now this appears to be the results but 6 & 7 are still up in the air...

1. YES
2. NO
3. NO
4. NO
5. YES
6. YES
7. NO

I colored the ones I guessed correctly in green...43% isn't very good is it? 

Birth of a new ocean

No it's not California, you folk in Nevada don't own beachfronts yet...
A 35-mile rift in the desert of Ethiopia will eventually become a new ocean or sea, researchers now confirm.
The crack, 20 feet wide in spots, opened in 2005. Some geologists believed then that it would spawn a new ocean. But that view was controversial, and the rift had not been well studied.
A new study involving an international team of scientists and reported in the journal Geophysical Research Letters finds the processes creating the rift are nearly identical to what goes on at the bottom of oceans, further indication a new sea is in the region's future.
Very cool stuff and it's not because of global warming! At least not yet....

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Election results

Looks like the Republicans will sweep Virginia.
Cristie is up over Corzine in NJ.
Hoffman held a lead in the polls in NY.

Watch for the spin from the White house; the casual comments that this election means nothing, but listen for the gnashing of teeth and for the rhetoric to become ever more shrill as moderate Democrats begin to distance themselves from the Obama/Pelosi/Reid train wreck.

Locally we had a much larger than expected turnout. Portland ran out of ballots. Bangor reported 50% of registered voters had voted by 6PM. That's a huge turnout for an off year election. It's early but it looks like the gay marriage law will stand.

I guess that whole new diplomacy thing isn't quite working out...

So here we are not quite a year into the new deal of diplomacy, Obama's open hand, Hillary's reset button, the worldwide and apparently never ending ass kissing apology tour and what do we have to show for it?
"The new president of the US ...[sent] messages repeatedly – verbal, written – [saying] come, let us turn the page, come let us create a new situation," Ayatollah Khamenei told a group of students. "Now eight months have passed [and] what we saw was opposite to what they have expressed in words.... The American government is a really arrogant power and the Iranian nation will not be deceived with its apparent reconciliatory behavior."
 Not a damn thing apparently. I know it's Bush's fault.

Monday, November 2, 2009

A tale of two Presidents

This is from Redstate
I’ve commented on this before at some length and it’s worthwhile to mention again here. George Bush would routinely reach out to families of the military who had had members killed in action. I personally know of families who received a call from the White House and who were brought to locations where the President was visiting on other business to meet with him. There was no fanfare. The families were taken to a large area and were briefed before the President’s arrival so they would know what to expect and that “the President is on a tight schedule and while he wants to spend time with each of you, he needs to leave at ‘X’…” In every instance, President Bush would come into the room, make a few short remarks and then meet with families. In every instance he would talk to individual family members about anything they wanted to talk about, he never rushed them and he stayed until the families suggested he should talk to someone else. There was always a White House photographer present to take pictures that were made available ONLY to the families. Repeat, O.N.L.Y. the families. The press was NEVER present. There was NEVER an announcement from the White House that the President was meeting with the families of the fallen nor were they ever recognized publicly at the event. Their privacy, and their loss, was always respected.
Which brings me to the self-serving bastard who occupies the White House today. He went to Dover. One might think it was to pay respect to the fallen coming home. Wrong. It was for a G*d damn photo op. He took the White House Press Corps with him and made his visit about him.

I didn't vote for Obama. I didn't think he represented anything that I would want in the Oval Office. I dislike him more every day.

World artist destroys his masterpiece portrait of Barack Obama


Repost: Tuesday is election day

Question 1: People’s Veto

An Act To End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and Affirm Religious Freedom
“Do you want to reject the new law that lets same-sex couples marry and allows individuals and religious groups to refuse to perform these marriages?”

I'm inclined to vote no despite the fact that the legislature and the Governor went against the people of Maine in passing this law. That's right the democratic process has twice rejected same sex marriage. For me it's more of an equality issue than a moral one. At the same time I object to the thought that a same sex couple could use legal means to force a pastor who objects to this to perform the ceremony. There really are more important things to worry about than same sex marriage and until this is fixed in stone it is never going away. 
Still slightly uncertain but leaning towards NO. No matter which way this goes I'm not convinced we'll put this behind us, more's the pity. 
Question 2: Citizen Initiative
An Act to Decrease the Automobile Excise Tax and Promote Energy
“Do you want to cut the rate of the municipal excise tax by an average of 55% on motor vehicles less than six years old and exempt hybrid and other alternative-energy and highly fuel-efficient motor vehicles from sales tax and three years of excise tax?”

The vehicle excise tax is one of the most regressive taxes in Maine. It's brutally expensive for the first several years and the rates were raised by the legislature in yet another round of "not tax increases, but fee increases" that seem to be the primary revenue enhancement method for the legislature these days. This question actually punishes the minor culprit in tax burden, the local town, not the State. Not only that but whatever group of gibbering morons that created the question had to throw in what I considered to be the absolute show stopper, exempting hybrids and highly fuel-efficient motor vehicles from the fees. I'm sick to death of the seemingly endless subsidies for hybrids when hybrids represent a future environmental disaster that we won't realize for 5-10 years, disposal of their highly toxic batteries. I'd also point out to the environmentalists and the rest of you prius class smug hybrid owners that the environmental footprint of making those batteries far exceeds the footprint of a conventional small car like a Civic or Corolla. This bill doesn't promote energy, no one 'saves' energy, at best we just use less, spare me the hyperbole. 
This one gets a resounding NO and someone should kick whoever included the hybrid exemption in the nads for including that provision. Had this rolled back the state portion of the tax AND not included the hybrid exemption I would have been all for it. 
BTW that ad that's been running on TV against this question, the one with the tow truck guy prattling on with typical brain dead class warfare rhetoric is offensive to anyone who can see beyond your 3rd grade emotional tirade. When I pay higher excise taxes on my new truck than you're paying on your piece of crap tow truck I'm covering your baggage you silly tool. Despite this disgusting piece of Marxist theater I'm still going to vote it your way.
No No No No NO!

Question 3: Citizen Initiative
An Act to Repeal the School District Consolidation Laws
“Do you want to repeal the 2007 law on school district consolidation and restore the laws previously in effect?”

I'm leaning towards yes, local control is always better. Of course this doesn't fix the real issue, the fact that the State Legislature still refuses to pay it's share of the cost of running our schools. 
Question 4: Citizen Initiative
An Act to Provide Tax Relief
“Do you want to change the existing formulas that limit state and local government spending and require voter approval by referendum for spending over those limits and for increases in state taxes?”

A resounding YES! Nothing else will get their attention. The State of Maine has one of the highest tax burdens in the US, that has been a major contributor to our State's 3rd world economy. The legislature refuses to address the tax issues, the Governor refuses to address the tax issues and it's been a problem as long as I can remember. Just say yes. Your grammy isn't going to starve, your kids won't be left without an education, the lights will stay on and the roads will get plowed but there's a good chance that the towns and the state will be forced to take a serious look at the crap we're paying for that doesn't do anything but feather someone's bed and it'll start to get cut. Without this there is no incentive for government to do anything but keep digging deeper into our wallets. You can't convince me that there isn't waste to be cut. 
yes yes yes a thousand times yes!
Question 5: Citizen Initiative
An Act to Establish the Maine Medical Marijuana Act
“Do you want to change the medical marijuana laws to allow treatment of more medical conditions and to create a regulated system of distribution?”

Like it or not medical marijuana is here to stay. With the federal government under Obama backing off (which is just about the only thing I agree with that Obama has done) on threats to Doctors and patients this makes sense to me. But I have always believed that locking up non-violent drug offenders was just about the stupidest thing we could do anyway. 
Question 6: Bond Issue
(Part A of Ch. 414, Public Laws of 2009)
“Do you favor a $71,250,000 bond issue for improvements to highways and bridges, airports, public transit facilities, ferry and port facilities, including port and harbor structures, as well as funds for the LifeFlight Foundation that will make the State eligible for over $148,000,000 in federal and other matching funds?”

Now for those of you who are wowed by the numbers please take a deep breath. Despite the fact that Maine would receive $2 for every $1 we spend, we still have to spend that $1. That means that a vote for this is a vote to increase your state debt burden and that means you will have to pay that out of your pocket in taxes. These days the coffers in Augusta aren't exactly bursting at the seams and given that the entire US economy, and especially Maine's economy isn't growing that this translates into money that won't be staying in your wallet. If you vote yes, you're voting to pay more taxes. It's really that simple. TANSTAAFL! "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch" get it? 
Question 7: Constitutional Amendment
(Ch. 1, Constitutional Resolutions of 2009)
“Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to increase the amount of time that local officials have to certify the signatures on direct initiative petitions?”

Yes. Anything that increases our ability to legislate from the ballot verses trying to get the attention of the two herds of political moonbats in Augusta is a good thing. Allowing more time to certify helps enable valid petitions and helps detect and turn down the cheaters. This is a no brainer, it's all good. 

Now that I've weighed in let me share my gut on what'll happen when the we vote

1. YES
2. NO
3. YES
4. NO
5. NO
6. YES
7. YES

because I'm in a bipartisan mood of intolerance

They win, you lose

There was a good deal of press attention to the case of the 6 Inmans removed from a USAirways flight back in 2006. Since then their case has wound it's way through the court proceedings:
The six imams were detained as they were returning home from a convention of the North American Imams Federation in a suburb of Minneapolis. Three of the six had prayed before the passengers at the airport as they awaited the departure of the flight. A passenger had passed a note to the pilot pointing out suspicious activity:
6 suspicious Arabic men on plane, spaced out in their seats. All were together saying "  .  .  .  Allah  .  .  .  Allah" cursing U.S. involvement w/Saddam before flight--1 in front exit row, another in first row 1st class, another in 8D, another in 22D, two in 25 E&F.
Onboard USAirways personnel called MAC dispatch to advise that the six passengers would be removed and ask for officers to come to the gate. The first MAC officer on the scene was advised by a USAirways manager of the passenger's note. He was also advised that some of the six passengers had checked no luggage, some had asked for seatbelt extensions, some had one-way tickets, and all six were of Middle Eastern descent. A USAirways flight attendant told one of the MAC officers that, in her opinion, the two seatbelt extensions requested by the imams were unnecessary given their sizes.
The court has ruled in favor of the Inmans and against you and me.

We lose.

More Obama radical roots

I keep hearing about how Obama is a centrist yet his roots, his influences are strewn with radicals. But his pastor, the pastor of the church where our President never heard a racist statement, never heard any hate speech is a gift that keeps on giving. Here he is praising marxism for all to see:

Yep nothing radical here.

Wow that RNC sure is smart!

So Newt and all the boys down at the RNC wanted to make sure we supported their latest RINO in the NY special election instead of an actual conservative candidate. Old Newt's great white hope, a liberal who couldn't get out of her own way burned through about a million dollars of RNC money and was loosing big time so she suspended her campaign and to pay back the RNC for their efforts she's endorsed her Democrat opponent.

So you silly RNC jerkwads can you hear us now? You lost in 2006, in 2008 and you'll lose in 2010 unless you nominate conservatives. We've had it with loosers like Dede Scozzafava and John McCain. Newt you know better.

No soup for you dumbass!