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Some of you may remember the Troll Caps that Management could put in a comment to quickly identify those people who came here to disrupt things.  Those comments were easily identified by the following symbol:

The problem was that it was Management who had to manually do it, and eventually it just got forgotten.

Well, now the fun is back.

Most of you know we’ve had a recent visitor coming here sounding more like a cartoon plant than a true believer.  But nevertheless, a little like the person who steps into the room to fart, then leaves the smell behind for everyone to choke on.

I am not a fan of redacting — it takes a lot of the fun away.  But I think that everyone should have a say as to who is leaving behind those smelly comments.

So now you have a chance to VOTE whether a person is a “Troll”.  Right now, five negative votes will award that person a “Troll-Cap”.  I may adjust it later depending on how many “false trolls” we wind up with.

You will notice the two choices:   for Troll and  for a good comment.

The more people voting for the good comment will make it harder for someone to vote for the Troll.  Hopefully it will keep someone from maliciously marking someone just because they can.    But like I said, I can increase the threshold in case that is happening.

Okay, go forth and have fun!

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This is from the Opinion Journal..and from me, no comment, other than to say that he has, as usual, nailed it. This is what I have been talking about to Misha and a few of you..this is why they have failed so dismally.

I can’t help, other than to encourage, and support you as the election gets nearer.

LC’s, G.L.O.R’s..read.Think. This is how you beat them.

This week is the one-year anniversary of Democrats winning Congress. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid probably aren’t in a celebrating mood. The goodwill they enjoyed after their victory is gone. Their bright campaign promises are unfulfilled. Democratic leadership is in disarray. And Congress’s approval rating has fallen to its lowest point in history.

The problems the Democrats are now experiencing begin with the federal budget. Or rather, the lack of one. In 2006, Democrats criticized Congress for dragging its feet on the budget and pledged that they would do better. Instead, they did worse. The new fiscal year started Oct. 1–five weeks ago–but Democrats have yet to send the president a single annual appropriations bill. It’s been at least 20 years since Congress has gone this late in passing any appropriation bills, an indication of the mess the Pelosi-Reid Congress is now in.

Even worse, the Democrats have made clear all their talk about “fiscal discipline” is just that–talk. They’re proposing to spend $205 billion more than the president has proposed over the next five years. And the opening wedge of this binge is $22 billion more in spending proposed for the coming year. Only in Washington could someone in public life be so clueless to say, as Sen. Reid and Rep. Pelosi have, that $22 billion is a “relatively small” difference.

Let’s also be clear about what it means to roll back the president’s 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, as the Democrats want to do. Every income-tax payer will pay more as all tax rates rise. Families will pay $500 more per child as they lose the child tax credit. Taxes on small businesses would go up by an average of about $4,000. Retirees will pay higher taxes on investment retirement income. And now we have the $1 trillion tax increase proposed as “tax reform” by the Democrats’ chief tax writer last month.

(Italics mine - LCB)

Failing to pass a budget, proposing a huge spike in federal spending and offering the biggest tax increase in history are not the only hallmarks of this Democratic Congress. Beholden to MoveOn.org and other left-wing groups, Democratic leaders have ignored the progress made in Iraq by the surge, diminished the efforts of our military, and wasted precious time with failed attempts to force an immediate withdrawal from Iraq.

They continue to try to implement this course, which would lead to chaos in the region, the creation of a possible terror state with the third largest oil reserves in the world, and a major propaganda victory for Osama bin Laden as well as for Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah.

After promising on the campaign trail to “support our troops,” Democrats tried to cut off funding for our military while our soldiers and Marines are under fire from the enemy. For 19 Senate Democrats, this was simply a bridge too far, so they voted against their own leadership’s proposal. Democrats also tried to stuff an emergency war-spending bill with billions of dollars of pork for individual members. Now the party’s leaders are stalling an emergency supplemental bill with funding for body armor, bullets and mine-resistant vehicles.

After pledging a “Congress that strongly honors our responsibility to protect our people from terrorism,” Democrats have refused to make permanent reforms of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that the Director of National Intelligence said were needed to close “critical gaps in our intelligence capability.”

Their presidential candidates fell all over each other in a recent debate to pledge an end to the Terrorist Surveillance Program. Then Senate Democratic leaders, thinking there was an opening for political advantage, slow-walked the confirmation of Judge Michael Mukasey to be the next attorney general. It’s obvious that this is a man who knows the important role the Justice Department plays in the war on terror. Delaying his confirmation is only making it harder to prosecute the war.

Democrats promised “civility and bipartisanship.” Instead, they stiff-armed their Republican colleagues, refused to include them in budget negotiations between the two houses, and have launched more than 400 investigations and made more than 675 requests for documents, interviews or testimony.

They refused a bipartisan compromise on an expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, instead wasting precious time sending the president a bill they knew he would veto. And they did this knowing that they wouldn’t be able to override that veto. Why? Because their pollsters told them putting the children’s health-care program at risk would score political points. Instead, it left them looking cynical.

The list of Congress’s failures grows each month. No energy bill. No action on health care. No action on the mortgage crisis. No immigration reform. No progress on renewing No Child Left Behind. Precious little action on judges and not enough on reducing trade barriers. Congress has not done its work. And these failures will have consequences.

Democrats had a moment after the 2006 election, but now that moment has passed. They’ve squandered it. They have demonstrated both the inability and unwillingness to govern. Instead, after more than a decade in the congressional minority, they reflexively look for short-term partisan advantage and attempt to appease the party’s most strident fringe. Now that Democrats have the reins of congressional power, their true colors are coming out and the public doesn’t like what it sees.

The Democratic victory in 2006 was narrow. They won the House by 85,961 votes out of over 80 million cast and the Senate by a mere 3,562 out of over 62 million cast. A party that wins control by that narrow margin can quickly see its fortunes reversed when it fails to act responsibly, fails to fulfill its promises, and fails to lead.

Mr. Rove is a former adviser to President George W. Bush

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 Apparently, the following must have left the rest of Management™ temporarily speechless, because nobody has even mentioned the fact that this Tuesday past, this site reached a new benchmark of

Give us more, O Emperor! »

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SPEW ALERT LEVEL FIVE

This has to be one of the funniest acts I have ever seen.

ENJOY :)

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In these times of rampant anti-American, treasonous & seditious acts by the Left and their hypocritical, billionaire Neo-Marxist ass-clowns in the Lamestream Media & WhoreyWood, it’s refreshing to see a story, such as this one, about a US company supporting the efforts of our incredible troops over in the steaming cesspool of Southwest Asia.

(Note: The article will be below the fold to save space for those of you too lazy to click the link up there. ;) )

F.E.T.E.

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The Rott is banned in Iran.

I know, I know — it is disappointing.  You tried so hard to be accepted, but what can you do?

I was checking server speeds through Host-Tracker, which checks server response times with 78 nodes all around the world.  It just so happens that Host Iran, THE Internet gateway in Tehran, Iran no longer allows traffic to visit this site. 

I check all of the sites I work on every week and it would allow traffic a week ago, and it allows traffic to a lot of other sites, but no longer.

So now you’ve done it — you’ve gone and pissed off the Mullahs.

BTW:  IsraPundit just got banned this week also.

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LC & IB Beth, ISW, during a hot, steamy & most passionate Yahoo! Messenger session, linked the Imperial Dungeon™ Game Room ™ to this story that raised the ambient temperature of the various bi-valved mollusks of our collective cardio-vascular systems.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Bill Barnes says he was scratching off a losing $2 lottery ticket inside a gas station when he felt a hand slip into his front-left pants pocket, where he had $300 in cash.
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He immediately grabbed the person’s wrist with his left hand and started throwing punches with his right, landing six or seven blows before a store manager intervened.

“I guess he thought I was an easy mark,” Barnes, 72, told The Grand Rapids Press for a story Tuesday.

He’s anything but an easy mark: Barnes served in the Marines, was an accomplished Golden Gloves boxer and retired after 20 years as an iron worker.

The festering fucknugget who was trying steal Mr. Barnes’ hard-earned money is now in the tender care of the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, thanks to Mr. Barnes refusing to become a victim.

Mr. Barnes, thank you for your service to our country, both during your time in the U.S. Marine Corps and in this case.

F.E.T.E.

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Sydney, my home, is currently being hammered by major rain and storms. Winds up to 80 mph, massive waves, ships broken from their moorings and beached, and tragically, nine dead.

Chopper pilots who will later probably receive commendations for bravery and superb airmanship winched every last crewman off the ship in torrential rain and winds.

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All alive, all safe and sound…all in a day’s work.

Yet not one person is sitting on their ass waiting for the government to come help them. As usual, as soon as the storm hit, THE PLAN was activated.

The State Emergency Services received SEVEN THOUSAND calls for help at the rate of 100 an hour.(The SES is our civilian rescue and civil defence authority, all volunteers)

Men and women, in their offices or in their homes, got up, went to their respective headquarters, got their gear, received briefings and went to work.

They knew their jobs backward..because every situation had been planned for, they had trained and trained and worked and prepared..so that when the time came, they knew what they had to do.

Every situation has a procedure, every unit a plan, every team member knows their task and does it as part of a coordinated effort.

Did I mention that salvage crews are already aboard the ship? That we have a plan for that too?

Where is the Federal Government?

Standing by to lend a hand

Is the Premier of NSW sitting on his ass crying “we need buses”?

Nope, he is in his office being reported to by capable, competent people who know their jobs too.

Oh, did I mention buses? Yeah, we used them yesterday, to grab a couple hundred people stranded when the Central Coast line was cut by a landslide. Took us an hour to organise, but it was an “on the fly” problem, and the major delay was getting to the passengers because the buses had to slow down owing to low visibility.

Even the insurance companies are in on the action, lending a hand

NRMA Insurance Newcastle operations manager Suzanne Jolliffe said the company was able to help customers with emergency accommodation and had sent mobile units to the city to begin assessing property damage.

“We have an excellent track record of helping customers after a natural disaster and we are doing all we can to help those affected by the recent wild weather,” Ms Jolliffe said.

GIO home insurance general manager Lyndell Fraser urged customers whose properties had been damaged to contact the company by telephone as soon as possible, so that claims could be approved swiftly.

“Where damage to property is relatively minor, GIO staff can give immediate approval over the phone for repairs on all valid claims,” Ms Fraser said.

The NRMA, a car association who does a TREMENDOUS job, also have units out on the road for breakdowns and assistance in this weather, and who have probably been a guardian angel to more than one stranded and frightened motorist and their families.

Evacuate a nursing home with only a short notice?


No problem

The State Emergency Service (SES) is moving to safety the residents of the nursing home situated beside the Wyong River. The home has been cut off by rising waters.

“As a precaution those residents are being taken to higher ground,” SES spokesman Philip Campbell said.

Dear Mayor Nagin, the above is cordially offered to you as an object lesson in how to manage a natural disaster.

True, this is not in the same category of Katrina, but you see, Your Honour, that really isn’t relevant.

We have a plan for that.

Do you?

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(Crossposted at the Realm™.)

Okay, so two weeks ago or so, I stepped in front of a wedding-qualified official-type person for the (mumble mumble)th time (    ), engaged in a private little ceremony, and am now planning on where to go have dinner with two of my bestest friends in the Blogosphere and some of my Beloved Bride’s Buds™.

At this point, I’m thinking On The Border™.  Festive, there’s margaritas there, relatively inexpensive, there’s margaritas there, cozy, there’s margaritas there…did I mention that there’s margaritas there? 

La Reina Espatula™ is advising caution, however, as she’s not sure if her friends already have a bistro in mind.  “No worries”, I’m thinking, “I’ll just use my powers of persuasion…

(there will be a short pause here as BC finishes up with his sudden coughing fit)

…to talk ‘em into OTB.  Okay?  Okay.”

So our little two-vehicle convoy - myself, the SpatulaBride™ and the SpatulaGoddess™ - pull up at Ana’s former place of employment, a little school called Descubrir, I and my new wife walk inside while the SG waits in her van, so that I can announce Our Plans™ for Ana’s pals for the next four hours.

Before I can utter a word, however, they open the door to their main classroom…and both my jaw and that of the SpatulaBride™ hit the floor at warp speed.

For this is what awaited us…

(Click on the pic to take you to the rest of ‘em.)

Needless to say, a bodaciously fun time was had by all (though probably the most fun was had by the Royal Heirs™, who were bouncing like Super Balls™ all over the place all night long).

And, as soon as we secure our house, we’ll have our own little homewarming shindig in the form of Texas Blogfest ‘07:  Spats Can BBQ, Too!!!

Enjoy the pics!

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