Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Fair Tax Book

The Fair Tax Book by Neal Boortz and John Linder will be hitting the bookstores on August 2. Mr. Boortz reported on his show that the release date was selected to coincide with the publication of the findings and suggestions of the Tax reform panel created by President Bush.

Talk show host Neal Boortz, a long time proponent of the Fair Tax, coauthored the book with the primary sponsor of the Fair Tax, Representative John Linder of Georgia.

The book is not available in the bookstores yet, but you can pre-order it through Barnes and Noble by clicking on the link above or the link on the side bar. Pre-ordering the book now will insure that the book is shipped on August 2.

No image of the book is available yet, so all you'll see on the side bar is the text version of the title, The Fair Tax Book. If an image becomes available, I'll replace the text to make it stand out more.

In the interest of full disclosure, I am a Barnes and Noble afflilate and will make a few pennies on any sales through this site. Hooray for capitalism! As much as I would appreciate a purchase through the links on this site, just get the book and read for yourself just how much better a consumption tax would be for you personally, and for the American economy.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Hurricanes Happen Part 3

Doyle reminded me of a very useful item to have in the event of a hurricane - a battery operated TV. If the stations go off-air, a tv won't be much good, but while they are broadcasting, it's much easier for many of us to understand what we can see instead of trying to visualize what we're hearing.

I've been toying with the idea of buying a small tv. This might be the answer, and the reason I do it.

Doyle also reminded me of the American Red Cross disaster preparedness information. There's a link to the ARC on the sidebar.

Thanks for a great idea, Doyle!
YES, I'M A BAD AMERICAN by: George Carlin

I received this in email, and yes, I’m supposed to share this with everyone I know. I don’t do that (anymore), but thought the idea was worth sharing with you, my favorite reader. According to, George Carlin did not write this essay. He also stated so on his website several years ago. I don't agree with everything said, but I do agree with the basic sentiment - and I think alot of people do too.

I think owning a gun doesn't make you a killer, it makes you a smart American.

I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything.

I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac, try to do it in English.

I think fireworks should be legal on the 4th of July.

I think that being a student doesn't give you any more enlightenment than working at Blockbuster. In fact, if your parents are footing the bill to put your sorry butt through four years plus of college, you haven't begun to be lightened.

I believe everyone has a right to pray to God when and where they want to.

My heroes are John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and whoever canceled Jerry Springer.

I don't hate the rich. I don't pity the poor.

I know wrestling is a fake and I don't waste my time arguing about it.

I think global warming is a big lie. Where are all those experts now, when I'm freezing my butt off during these long winters and paying, paying, paying?

I've never owned a slave, or was a slave. I didn't wander forty years In the desert after getting chased out of Egypt. I haven't burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks and neither have you! So, shut-up already.

I want to know which church is it exactly where the Reverend Jesse Jackson practices, where he gets his money, and why he is always part of the problem and not the solution. Can I get an AMEN on that one?

I think the cops have every right to shoot you if you're running from them.

I also think they have the right to pull you over if you're breaking the law, regardless of what color you are.

And, no, I don't mind having my face shown on my driver’s license. I think it's good...and I'm proud that "God" is written on my money.

I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don't want you deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the world for the next four years.

I dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me junk or trying to guilt me into making "donations" to their cause. These people should be targets.

I believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child; it takes two parents.

If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I'm a BAD American.

Here’s the version that appears on Snopes:

Yes, I Guess I am A BAD American.

I like big cars, big boats, big houses, and naturally - big tits.

I believe the money I make belongs to me and my family, not some mid-level governmental functionary with a bad comb-over who wants to give it away to crack addicts squirting out babies. I don't care about appearing compassionate.

I think playing with toy guns doesn't make you a killer.

I believe it's called the Boy Scouts for a reason.

I think I'm doing better than the homeless.

I don't think being a minority makes you noble or victimized.

I have the right not to be tolerant of others because they are different, weird or piss me off.

I know what SEX is and there are not varying degrees of it. Hell, just ask my wife.

I don't celebrate Kwanzaa. But if you want to that's fine; just don't feel like everyone else should have to.

I believe that if you are selling me a Dairy Queen shake, pack of cigarettes, or hotel room you do it in English.

As of matter of fact, if you are an American citizen you should speak English. My father and grandfather shouldn't have to die in vain so you can leave the countries you were born in to come disrespect ours.

I think the cops have every right to shoot your sorry ass if you're running from them after they tell you to stop. If you can't understand the word "freeze" or "stop" in English, See the previous line.

If I received a blowjob from one of my subordinate employees in my office, it wouldn't be a private matter or my personal business. I would have been FIRED immediately.

I know how to count votes and I feel much safer letting a machine with no political affiliation recount when needed.

I know what the definition of lying is.

I don't think just because you were not born in this country, you qualify for any special loan programs, government sponsored bank loans, etc., so you can you can open a hotel, c-store, trinket shop, or any damn thing else.

I thought the Taco Bell dog was funny.

I want them to bring back safe and sane fireworks.

I believe no one ever died because of something Ozzy Osbourne, Ice-T or Marilyn Manson sang, but that doesn't mean I want to listen to that crap from someone else's car when I'm stopped at a red light. But I respect your right to.

I think that being a student doesn't give you any more enlightenment than working at Blockbuster or Jack In The Box.

I don't want to eat or drink anything with the words light, Lite, or fat-free on the package.

I did not go to some foreign country and risk my life in vain and defend our constitution so that decades later you can tell me it's a living document ever changing and is open to interpretation.

I don't hate the rich.

I don't pity the poor.

I know wrestling is fake.

I've never owned or was a slave, and a large percentage or our forefathers weren't wealthy enough to own one either.

I think you can respect and admire women while mentally undressing them.

I believe a self-righteous liberal with a cause is more dangerous than a Hell's Angel with an attitude.

I want to know which church is it exactly where the "Rev." Jesse Jackson preaches; and besides what exactly is his job function.

I don't care where Ellen puts her tongue.

I own a gun, you can own a gun, and any red blooded American should be allowed to own a gun, but if you use it in a crime then you will serve the time. A rubber band and a paper clip is a dangerous weapon in the hands of someone with malicious intent.

I worry about dying before I get even.

I didn't take the initiative in inventing the Internet.

I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every penny he made and continue to make more. If it pisses you off, invent the next operating system that's better and put your name on the building. Ask your buddy that invented the Internet to help you.

I don't believe in hate crime legislation. Even suggesting it pisses me off. You're telling me that someone who is a minority, gay, disabled, another nationality, or otherwise different from the mainstream of this country has more value as a human being that I do as a white male. Hell, if someone kills anyone, I'd say that it's a hate crime.

I like the convenience of buying oranges from a sidewalk vendor or while I'm waiting at a stop-light, and I'm pretty sure the Latin midget selling them to me is glad she no longer lives in a refrigerator box in East LA or is sleeping in the streets of her home country.

We don't need more laws! Let's enforce the ones we already have.

I think turkey bacon, turkey beef, turkey fake anything sucks.

I believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child, it takes a parent with the balls to stand up to the kid and spank his butt and say "NO".

I think tattoos and piercing are fine if you want them, but please don't pretend they are a political statement.

I'll admit that the only movie that ever made me cry was Ole Yeller.

I didn't realize Dr. Seuss was a genius until I had a kid.

I will not be frowned upon or be looked down upon or be made to keep silent because I have these beliefs and opinions.

I thought this country allowed me that right. I will not conform or compromise just to keep from hurting somebody's feelings.

I'm neither angry nor disenfranchised, no matter how desperately the mainstream media would like the world to believe otherwise.

Yes, I guess by their definition, I'm a bad American.

I'm thinking of changing the name of this blog to A Bad American

Monday, June 06, 2005

Did You Expect Him to Say Anything Else?

"I would make the argument that America is safer when Democrats are in the White House, than when Republicans are in the White House."- Democrat Party Chairman Howard Dean

Of course he's gonna say that. He's a Democrat and the party chairman.

Doesn't mean he's right, or even sane, but that depends on whether you are a Democrat or not, doesn't it?