Donttreadonme Is Back! - Pass the Barf Bag

A recent post ontheborderspinline.nut took a walk down memory lane extolling the profundity of lyrics penned by some obscure group of "musicians" calling themselves Rush, and singing the praises of this anthem which led the borderwhiners on to the Olympian heights of their " stout achievements". (I can only guess this refers to their careers as Spouse Potatoes.)

After reflecting on the genius of what our old "friend" Donttreadonme chose to share with the world, I couldn't help but recall a tune from my teen-age nostalgia bank that seemed to describe donttreadonme so well.

Fool On The Hill - Beatles

Fool On The Hill
(The Beatles)

Day after day, alone on the hill,
The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still.
But nobody wants to know him,
They can see that he's just a fool.
And he never gives an answer .....

But the fool on the hill,
Sees the sun going down.
And the eyes in his head,
See the world spinning around.

Well on his way, his head in a cloud,
The man of a thousand voices, talking perfectly loud.
But nobody ever hears him,
Or the sound he appears to make.
And he never seems to notice .....

But the fool on the hill,
Sees the sun going down.
And the eyes in his head,
See the world spinning around.

And nobody seems to like him,
They can tell what he wants to do.
And he never shows his feelings,

But the fool on the hill,
Sees the sun going down.
And the eyes in his head,
See the world spinning around.

NRA Lobbyist Spills The Strategy Beans

Here's another story our friends over at ontheborderline.nut won't be posting. It seems the Richard Feldman's new book, "Ricochet: Confession of a Gun Lobbyist," uncases the ugly truth about what really drives the National Rifle Association. Surprise! It's money.

Accusing the NRA of "financial blood-sucking" and "deceitful appeals," Feldman tells how the NRA plays the fear factor to get its members to dump more cash into its coffers. I know a number of friends who where longtime NRA supporters that cancelled their memberships after being constantly harassed to give more and more money.

Read more @ St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Just In Time For The Holiday...Nuts

Contractors: Reporting for Duty


The Price of Patriotism - War Profiteers Share Tales of Sacrifice

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More Quality Private Education, Sex That Is

N. Onimous never stops to amaze with the depth of stupidity he will slither to in his posts. For instance, he currently has a post titled "More Quality Education, Sex That Is." The post links to a story out of Omaha about a female teacher who has apparently abducted a 13-year old boy and was last seen crossing into Mexico.

Read the story: Police: Boy, Teacher Entered Mexico Tuesday.

Occasionally N. Onimous posts these stories as if they evidently prove something about public education. In away, I supposed these stories do prove something. They prove that there are people employed in public education who commit criminal acts that involved children in their care. Is this something that only happens in public schools? Hardly.

Read on about the sex life of private schools...

1. Fired Sacred Heart Teacher Accused of Sex with Student.
The trouble is only beginning for a teacher fired this week for alleged sexual misconduct with a student at Sacred Heart Academy.

2. Shutting The Door On Child Sex Abusers
People like a former private school teacher in Bethesda who was convicted of abusing a 12 year old student.

3. School rules out sex offenders
Worthington Christian Schools will no longer hire sex offenders, and officials at the private school say they will dig into employees' backgrounds to look for any skeletons in their closets.

Pro-voucher Think Tank Finds Against Vouchers

Choice may not improve schools
Report on MPS comes from longtime supporter of plan

A study released this week suggests that school choice isn't a powerful tool for driving educational improvement in Milwaukee Public Schools. Evidently the anti-public education lapdogs over at ontheborderline.nut missed the release of this study. Maybe they have been too busy trying to prove the child prostitution is the same a a child getting a hand stamped at school.

But more surprising than the conclusion is the organization issuing the study: the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, a conservative think tank that has supported school choice for almost two decades, when Milwaukee became the nation's premier center for trying the idea. The institute is funded in large part by the Milwaukee-based Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, an advocate of school choice.

"The report you are reading did not yield the results we had hoped to find. We had expected to find a wellspring of hope that increased parental involvement in the Milwaukee Public Schools would be the key ingredient in improving student performance...there are realistic limits on the degree to which parental involvement can drive market-based reform in Milwaukee."

George Lightbourn
Senior Fellow
Wisconsin Policy Research Institute

Read more @ Milwuakee Journal Sentinel.

Read the WPRI Report Fixing the Milwaukee Public Schools:
The Limits of Parent-Driven Reform


Capitalism At The Barrel Of A Gun

Murder and payoffs taint business in Colombia
Last month, a U.S. District Court judge formally accepted a settlement of the charges between the Cincinnati-based company and the Justice Department. After pleading guilty to a felony, Chiquita was fined $25 million and required to institute an ethics program to prevent future violations. The company said that it made more than 100 payments to the paramilitaries, which controlled large swaths of Colombia's principal banana-growing region, to protect its workers from attacks and that it earlier had paid left-wing guerillas for the same reason. The Justice Department says the armed groups Chiquita paid are responsible for "a staggering loss of life" in Colombia.

Read more @ USA Today.


There Is A Big Difference!

Ruthless at ontheborderline.nut asks the following question:

"There were several cases of adults prostituting children reported recently. In Minneapolis a woman offered up her five-year old for oral sex and in Bloomington kindergarten teachers stamped VOTE YES on the five-year olds attending their classes. Is there any difference between these two cases? Not much."

Of course, Ruthless didn't make up this question. He was listening to the Jason Lewis Show on KTLK Talk Radio this afternoon. So here we have Ruthless dashing to his computer to parrot the words of Jason Lewis equating child prostitution to school referendums. I guess Ruthless lets Lewis do all his thinking for him and, my experience is that most listeners of right-wing talk radio let the radio hosts do the thinking for them.

The Elephant Has No Clothes

Our friend Chris at ontheborderline.nut has a current post with an interesting graph. He asks this telling question:

"Where in the constitution does it say federal taxpayers have to pay for any of the things the federal government has intruded into? To hell with controlling government growth, how about eliminating?"

This question seems to run along the same line the was discussed on a previous post here concerning Dr. Bill's conservative on the radio with Mike Church.

Notice the graph below. I've taken the liberty to box in the Reagan-Bush Sr., Clinton and Bush Jr. presidential years. In addition, I added approximate trend lines to show the direction of growth during the administration blocks.

Chris is equating federal spending per household with government growth. Notice how the trend lines go up in the R-B Sr. and B Jr. years and down in the Clinton years? Who would you say has added the most increase to the growth of government in the past 27 years?

Of course, its people like Chris that foam at the mouth about all those liberals spending us into socialism. Obviously, the truth is he might be foaming at the mouth, but he's talking out of his ass.

Thanks for the interesting graph Chris. Looks like Clinton was the one who was trying hardest in the past 27 years to make your dream a reality...

"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."

Ronald Reagan

Hey Ronnie, talk is cheap. Too bad you could back up those fancy speech writer phrases with some action. Notice what the Reagan legacy added to the national debt...

Indeed Chris, Where in the constitution does it say federal taxpayers have to pay for any of the things the Republicans have intruded into?

Free Market Efficiency


Dr. Bill Speaks To The Universe...

Through the wonders of the Internet and satellite radio, we have been able to capture the voice and wisdumb of local blogging genius Dr. Bill.

Click to hear Dr. Bill talking with right wing-nut, shock jock Mike Church.

Now that you've listened to Dr. Bill, you will know that he has exposed the soft, white underbelly of the entire Republican strategy. To put it simply, Dr. Bill says the Republicans believe that cutting tax rates will increase the revenues flowing into the government coffers.

Dr. Bill has Mike Church stunned -- because Church actually has to think instead of belching phrases like "scumbag liberal bloodsuckers make me wanna puke."

Dr. Bill just raises the question, but doesn't provide the answer to his observation. Maybe you have to buy his book to get the answer.

What are the options that Dr. Bill doesn't tell us? Let's see...

1. The government to totally eliminated taxes. However, if the cuts already made has caused the revenues to come trickling in, eliminating taxes completely will cause the "perfect storm" that would result in the flooding of the government with so much revenues that it would totally drowned itself.

If this happens, it would ruin Grover Norquist's plans to shrink government to a size where it can be drowned in a bathtub. Instead the government would drowned in a flood of revenue of Biblical proportions on a scale that only Noah would appreciate.

2. The government could eliminate all loopholes and tax everything at 100 percent. This would eliminate all incentive for private industry to do anything and would make the government a self-perpetuating revenue generating machine that would provide an ever increasing flood of revenue that would get bigger and bigger as the government paid its employees larger and larger salaries, benefits and retirement options. The government would become so involved in trying to handled the flood of incoming cash and dispensing it to the citizens on the dole that they would no longer realize what a good time we are having. Eventually, the only people working would be the government workers and the rest of use would be basking in the autumn warmth of Alabama as we watch SEC games and ate governments peanuts purchase on the Internet. After the game, we would all gather round the victory fire and kid each other about how wrong Ayn Rand and Ludwig von Mises were about big government.

Here's An Intro To Mike Church

...or "Gee, Dr. Bill will go anywhere to pedal his baloney."

Quotes From Hate Radio

“I think there is a handful of people who hate America. Unfortunately for them, a lot of them are losing their homes in a forest fire today.”

Glenn Beck
Talk Radio Host

Price of Narcissism Spikes on OTBL Exchange

Thank Goodness OTBL commenters can praise themselves anonymously.

#1 | Comment #10428 by flash on 10/29/2007 @ 7:50 am

The Hudson School District had an historic opportunity to graciously invite (ME) Dr. Billiamson in to discuss and learn about how to effectively implement exactly what it is that Rudy Guiliani is speaking about. But this gang of looters is neither gracious nor truly interested in what is best for the children, they are merely interested in being an enabler of the monopoly and a mouthpiece for the unionized teachers. They were afraid of what (I) he had to say, afraid of the implications of choice... stunning. They therefore would not allow (ME) him to speak on the matter to the board in public - it had to be private session. My understanding is that (I) he said NO - (MY) his offer was to come in and provide a 15 to 30 minute presentation on how the district could get the job done but they said NO. Not in public, on camera where everyone could see it and decide for themselves its merit.

Instead of being at the forefront of educational excellence and true innovation they languish in the cellar of yester year where "bricks and mortar" are their sole criteria for quality.

We should all have an absolute contempt for each and every one who supports this system, and the last thing one should do is support any additional spending.

Voting NO to any and all referendums is the only moral stand one can take. Now, I (Dr. Bill) suspect Rudy would take issue with that to some degree but I (Dr.Bill) agree that, at the end of the day, there is no other way to dismantle this nightmare.

Flash: "Lookin good Dr. Bill"


Who's South Carolina's MOST Favorite Son?

John Edwards' spokesman Eric Schultz puts out this statement:

For those who missed Stephen Colbert's misleading attack on John Edwards in the State newspaper this weekend, I wanted to make sure we had an opportunity to set the record straight.

CLAIM: Edwards abandoned South Carolina when he was one year old.
FACT: Edwards was born in South Carolina, learned to walk in South Carolina, learned to talk to in South Carolina, and will kick Stephen Colbert's New York City butt in South Carolina.

"Stephen Colbert claims to represent a new kind of politics, but today we see he's participating in the slash and burn politics that has no place in American discourse. The truthiness is, as the candidate of Doritos, Colbert's hands are stained by corporate corruption and nacho cheese. John Edwards has never taken a dime from salty food lobbyists and America deserves a President who isn't in the pocket of the snack food special interests."

Woodstock Museum: A Million Dollar Bargain

Now they are taking Hillary to the cleaners for voting to allocate $1 million for a Woodstock museum. That's less than the cost of 2500 haircuts for John Edwards. Considering the number of haircuts needed at the actual event, that's a bargain.
Read more!


POS Author Takes On The Borderline

Dr. Shill Damnuson made a rare appearance recently. He slithered out from under his rotting particle board sign, donned his fishnet stockings, and agreed to be interviewed about his repeated use the same baloney he’s been feeding us for years. The discussion and interview were surrounding the soon to be forgotten book by Dr's Bubonic and Danielson, The Price of Spin. More on that (and Dr. Bubonic's interview) later, but these juicy comments are worth posting...

I. M. Gaseous: Dr. Shill, it is good to see that your new book is reaching all classes of people. I saw a couple of copies at the Goodwill store in Stillwater. Those of us who know you are totally amazed that a small mind like yours can hold so much. As always, it is a total honor to once again have the opportunity to suck up to you. I want to start this interview off from a local angle. Since you no longer live in Hudson and have no ties to it, you are obviously an unqualified expert on things on the borderline. That said, you obviously know a great deal about nothing and we were wondering if you could excrete a load of verb gibberish on the safety of the streets in Hudson?

Dr. Shill: The streets are safe in Hudson, it’s only the statist interventionist disguised as members of the community who make them unsafe. These people are seriously misguided atavists who will stop at nothing in their attempts to extinguish those vestiges of laissez faire, which have somehow managed to remain. Could I have some of those peanuts?

I. M. Gaseous: Dr. D., I understand you recently underwent some serious medical testing. What did the doctors find?

Dr. Shill: The doctors X-rayed my head and found nothing. In addition, they found that half of what I say is ninety percent bullshit.

I. M. Gaseous: I understand that you are upset about want has transpired in this country since President Bush took office. Could you share some of your views on the President?

Dr. Shill: The President is a low down scoundrel who deserves to be swiftly and soundly kicked in the curt by a jackass--and I’m just the one to do it.

I. M. Gaseous: I know you are totally and completely against any type of tax. However, you recently sided with Governor Doyle on his successful attempt to raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes. Please explain.

Dr. Shill: Like me, the reason is very simple. Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life.

I. M. Gaseous: As you continue your fight to make the universe a totally free market, do you feel you have finally come up with all the right answers?

Dr. Shill: You know I’m a humble guy and would never admit in an interview that I have all the answers. That said, I think we're on the road to coming up with answers that I don't think any of us is total feel we have the answers to.

I. M. Gaseous: As a longtime drinker of Republican Kool-Aid, do you think the party still offers the so-called “big tent” to the people of this country.

Dr. Shill: We offer the party as a big tent. How we do that within the platform, the preamble to the platform, or whatnot, which remains to be seen. However, that message will have to be articulated with great clarity and I'm obviously the one to do it.

I. M. Gaseous: Do you have any thoughts on the war in Iraq?

Dr. Shill: My position on Iraq is very simple. And I feel this way. I haven't spoken on it because I haven't felt there was any major contribution that I had to make at the time. I think that our concepts as a nation and that our actions have not kept pace with the changing conditions, and therefore our actions are not completely relevant today to the realities of the magnitude and the complexity of the problems that we face in this conflict. Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

I. M. Gaseous: What did you mean?

Dr. Shill: Can I have some more peanuts?

I. M. Gaseous: One of your local critics accused you of lying in one of your recent brain-numbing blog posts. What do you say to that charge.

Dr. Shill: I wasn't lying. I was using terminological inexactitudes.

I. M. Gaseous: Well, thank you Dr. Shill! You have been gracious to entertain a few questions.

Dr. Shill: You're very welcome, and I suspect you will have a great interview with Dr. Bubonic as well - he is a very bright fellow with some wonderful "diaper leakage"!

I. M. Gaseous: I will be contacting him soon and I am really looking forward to the interchange.

Free Market Art: American Pathetic

"Art is nothing more than a faltering and inadequate attempt to express what has been thus experienced and to give some form to its content. The work of art captures not the experience, but only what its creator has been able to express of the experience."

Ludwig von Mises

“Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man's nature.”

Ayn Rand

Penny Wise - Dollar Foolish

Looks like it was in the best self interest of Minnesotans to save that dime on a gallon of gas so you could go to your football game.
Good call Mark P.

"I currently reside in the border town of Hudson, Wisconsin where my house is no more than a mile and a half from the stores located inside Minnesota. The Wisconsin tax on gasoline is one of the highest in the country. Filling several cars a week in Minnesota, our family saves around $600 a year on gasoline purchases; six hundred dollars that can be used to visit our son in college and watch S.E.C. football. Multiplying our family by the tens of thousands who live along the border, the state of Wisconsin loses millions of dollars in state gas tax receipts. At least for now the state of Wisconsin, one of the most tax oppressive states in the Union, is not keeping surveillance on the amount of contraband gasoline I am putting in my gas tank."

Wow! you buy 3000 gal.s of gas in MN?

Iraq For Sale

Thanks to Shopman for this find.