The West Australian Crime Files #6

Forget the election; forget the economy.  We gots serious crime happening here in Western Australia:

Man charged for couch towing

An 18-year-old man has been charged after a report of a vehicle towing a couch in Gooseberry Hill yesterday.

East Metropolitan Traffic Police have alleged that the man was driving a Holden Commodore sedan on the Zig Zag Scenic Road around 11.30am towing a sofa with two youths sitting on it.

A crowd had gathered to watch, with one person filming the event on a mobile phone.

The Kalamunda man has been summonsed for reckless driving.

Good to see our police are keeping busy.

Clear, Concise And Stolen From Bingley: The Credit Crisis

In response to the assertion “Lenders created loan programs knowing that the people who bought them could never afford to pay them back.”, Mr. Bingley of the Coalition of the Swilling scribed this magnificent response. Read it in full, it’s very excellent.

But the key reason is why? That certainly makes no business sense, does it? I mean, the last thing in the world the mortgage company wants is your house. Houses are a pain in the ass and cost money to maintain and are not as ‘liquid’ an asset as a financial company wants. No, they want the easy simple route of the checks coming in. Clean and sweet.

So why did they make the loans? Because while one of the things companies like most of all is a good profit, the thing that companies, and frankly all of us, really like is a guaranteed profit, and that’s what this was. I’ll explain in a second, but first, here’s the general theory: In spite of what you hear coming out of Washington, this crisis is not a “Failure of a Free market” but in fact was created by Government regulation and interference in the free market.

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The Pennsylvania Lottery promotes a new lottery game with people dressed up in totally unambiguous costumes that no one could possibly mistake for anything other than what was intended.

The slogan ends with “…in your hand”

more photos here

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EPIC FAIL: 700B Credit Bailout Bill Voted Down by House – UPDATED

This is the best of all possible outcomes, my friends. I am beside myself with glee. Why? Stay with me here.

The Democrat party controls the House, and yet, they couldn’t pass the bill.

“WASHINGTON (AP) – In a stunning vote that shocked the capital and worldwide markets, the House on Monday defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue for the nation’s financial system, ignoring urgent warnings from President Bush and congressional leaders of both parties that the economy could nosedive without it.”

So, since the Democrats control the house, they should have been able to pass the bill on a party-line vote, correct? Wrong. 40% of democrats voted against the bill, and the Republican coalition fell apart, partly because of this divine gift of a speech that Nancy Pelosi gave before the vote.

This is the worst Speaker of the House in History: Remember, her approval rating has been as low as 14%. This time, however, she helped the Republicans snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. You see, the Democrats only wanted the Republican votes as a fig leaf to hide behind, and now hey have nothing whatsoever to hide their shame.

The Democrats who voted against the bill had an entirely different agenda than the Republicans who voted against it. Pelosi’s partisan beat-down forced enough Republicans to do the right thing to derail the bill, but for the Democrats, it was the lack of leftist provisions and slush money for leftist groups like ACORN that made them vote against it. Strange bedfellows, indeed.

So, the Democrats will have to offer up a far worse, more leftist version of the bill now; one that will be able to appease the hard left and pass on a party-line vote. That’s exactly what they are already planning to do.

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are going to try to move another financial rescue bill after a $700 billion plan was rejected in a House vote, a senior House Democrat said on Monday.”

The thing nobody is talking about is that investigations are going to happen over this mess, and heads are going to roll. Almost all of those heads will have “D is for Democrat” on their foreheads. The first subpoenas have already been issued.

“NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the U.S. mortgage finance giants that were taken over by the government this month, said on Monday they were subpoenaed for documents as part of a federal grand jury investigation into their accounting.”

Of course, the stock market has nose-dived.

“NEW YORK (AP) – Wall Street plunged precipitously Monday, at one point sending the Dow Jones industrials down more than 735 points as investors feared that the failure of the government’s financial rescue plan in the House will force the country into a worsening credit and economic credit risis.[sic- Beef]”

This isn’t the “worst” of it, however, as I’m virtually certain that McCain-Palin have no chance of winning the election in this climate – seriously, it would take a real Deus ex Machina miracle for the Republican ticket to win now, and I don’t see it happening – but even that has long term upsides.

Let Obama and Biden preside over the hearings, commissions, investigations, prosecutions, and convictions of their fellow party members. If McCain and Palin do it, everything will be, “A RethugliKKKan Fascist, Racist, Witch Hunt” /leftard. If Obama and Biden do it, it may lead to the mighty governmental collapse I’ve been praying for for the past ten years, and then the Democrats may need a generation or more to get back into power. And, trust me, they won’t look, sound, or smell like the Democrats of today when they do. And that, my friends, would be a very, very good thing.

So, be of good cheer. I am.

UPDATE: Carl Rove, the magnificent bastard of the right, and ultimate boogeyman of the left, explains the vote to John Gibson, blow by blow.

Rove is brilliant.

Democrats Definitely to Blame for Credit Crisis: Numero Tres

More definitive proof, beyond all shadow of doubt, that the Democrat Party is directly, 100%, to blame for the credit crisis.

Don’t expect to see any of this on the PSM (Piss Stream Media).

H/T The Java Retort The Jawa Report.

Democrats are lying, evil, leftist, assmaggots out of hell. That’s a fact, not my opinion.

Long May They Live

Via the HotAirStaff photostream we have this excellent and true sign.

America's Brave

America's Brave

May they live long, happy and successful lives.


After Kevin Rudd’s campaign slogan of “Kevin07,” I started hearing take-offs on it like “Mistake08” and “Decline09,” but I think the best one yet, given his proclivity for international travel and being anywhere but Australia, is Kevin747:

(art by Igor Saktor)

h/t Tim Blair

Paul Newman has Died

I know both Nilk and I have been dreading this day, a day we both knew was sadly coming for some time.

Epitome of Cool

Paul Newman: Epitome of Cool

Being fifty, I grew up watching this guy act. To me, he was always cooler than Brando or James Dean. Only Charlton Heston and John Wayne were bigger favorites of mine, but hey, Heston did all those big Biblical epics I love and Wayne… well WTF can you say about Wayne that hasn’t been said a million, jillion times before? Bogart’s in there too, somewhere, along with McQueen.

Oh, I almost forgot: FUCK CANCER!

Happy Birthday Little Possum

Today is my niece’s 7th birthday, and in good aunt practice, I gave her a bagload of presents. Her mother was “thrilled”. She got a Barbie doll (Barbie is evil), a pencil case loaded with cool stuff because she’s just learned to read and write and she loves doing it, a notebook (pink of course, with princess stickers on the front), a puzzle (got a bear and a dog, and only 1000 pieces, about 990 of which I’ll get to put in), an mp3 player (preloaded with acceptable music), and a bicycle.

Stupid planning on my part to buy so much: the dear child has one sister, and two twins on the way. These children will cost me a fortune!

Little Possum Used To Be So Cute

Little Possum Used To Be So Cute

Oh, and just a quick question. Can someone remind me to call her and wish her a Happy Birthday? She’ll hurt me if I don’t. She pounces, out of nowhere. It hurts, it’s sudden, and usually she leaps out from places I don’t think she can fit. It’s evil!

Potential Captions Needed

This photo was taken in the Flagstaff Gardens, near the Federal Courts in Melbourne.

Read up on the history of the Gardens; there’s some fascinating stuff there.

I Have The Video

I’m sure you men will hate watching this.

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McCain’s Debate Ad

Team McCain had an ad out hours after the debate finished.  Good stuff.

As someone over at Ace’s says: “John McCain is absolutely right.” Rinse and repeat.

P.S.  “I have a bracelet, too! It’s from  sergeant…oh, what’s-his-name…whose mother…Mrs. what’s-his-name….”   Did anyone else find themselves audibly gasping when Obambi had to look down at the bracelet to try and find the name?

Keep in mind that this is what was said of the McCain/Obama bracelets back in February:

Mrs. Jopek [who gave her dead son’s bracelet to Obama in February ’08] said she’s a “political junkie” who was once watching a press conference on television and noticed likely GOP nominee John McCain wearing a similar bracelet.  McCain’s was given to him in August [’07] by the mother of Cpl. Matthew Stanley, also killed in Iraq, and the Arizona senator’s been wearing it regularly ever since.

So Mrs. What’s-her-name only gave her son’s bracelet to Obama as a political me-too stunt, anyway.



UPDATE: Apologies.  The Time Magazine piece from February I linked to above with Mrs Jopek’s comments is now “expired.”  I had originally cut ‘n’ pasted it into my comment here, the day after it appeared, but now the original is disappeared.

This Will Bring Change

Here is a picture of Melbourne’s sky, taken about 10 minutes ago.

The sky over Melbourne.

The sky over Melbourne.

This will no doubt change. Within the next ten minutes.

Jim Adams, This One’s for You

Welp, it’s Friday, ~csssssh~ It’s beer-thirty ~glug, glug, glug~ and this one ~hoist~ is for Jim. ~ahhhhh!~

Godspeed, my friend.

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Democrats Caused the Credit Crisis, Part Deux

Long, well researched, but fast, fast paced video detailing how Democrat policies lead to the credit crisis. Did you know Obama sued a bank for not issuing enough sub-prime loans? Neither did I.

Of course, the Democrats are trying to spin their way out of this – they’re lying, IOW – and with the paleo-media on their side, most voters won’t probably figure out the truth.


UPDATE: Here’s a second vid by the same producer. Not quite as long, and some of the same info, but a different way of looking at it. I like the music better. LOL!

A Fear For Democracy

I like the United States, however, it appears that more sneaky techniques are being employed, and for some sad reason, I don’t find it hard to believe this stuff is being pulled. Via Tim Blair’s blogroll, I found the Environmental Republican. I also found this post on democracy.

The Environmental Republican is quite right. Good on him.

And in Not Going To Happen News…

The TMI Files. NSFA.

I’ve been away for a couple of days, and I appear to have missed some drama here. I really have no clue as to what’s been going on lately, as I’ve been busy doing a bit of study as well as working 11 and 12 day fortnights on top of parenting.

So for something a bit different, and as proof that I still have a sense of humour, I’ve finally put up a self portrait for my army of admirers!

As the post title says, follow the link at your own risk!

Why did we swap this man for a smarmy waxgobbler??

PJM has an interview with John Howard. I havent got far into it due to work. However its themes of appeasment and radical Islam are quite promising.

Heres a link.

Hopefully someone with a bit of free time can have a proper look and review of the interview.

A reminder of who now runs our country


I was sitting on the patio, drinking beer and watching my wife mow the lawn.

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I’m Thinking Happy Thoughts About Halloween Today

Getting close to the time to go get a pumpkin and make a Jack-o-Lantern (NSFW).

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On a lighter note…

Living in Korea and especially teaching ESL, one has to endure some rather strange, let’s say ‘adaptions’, of the English language. However, I just hope my students are paying more attention to me than to the pop music they listen to!

An excerpt.

And I'm so damn hot, they call me vampire.

More examples can be found here at which I stumbled upon whilst looking for a South Park picture for WOZ.

‘Bout time somebody did…

Japan is planning to spend $9 billion on a massive space elevator to lift people and objects into orbit.


Of the many challenges, one of largest is finding a cable that can support the carriage, which must be “180 times stronger than steel”, according to Yoshio Aoki, director of the Japan Space Elevator Association.

While it still feels a bit farfetched, Japan is a fine place to attempt the project. As the Times points out, Japan is “a global leader in the precision engineering and high-quality material production without which the idea could never be possible.”

– National Post

A tough challenge, for sure, but one surely worth attempting.


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Only One Possible Title for This Post: For Fuck’s Sake

This is really and truly unbefuckinglievable. There’s an abject idiot at Politico named Scott Lilly(-Liver) who actually thinks he understands why Sarah Palin was away from the Alaska State Capitol so much: She was playing hookey from her Governorship, and bagging the big bucks doing it.

Hey Scott, take a look at this, you fucking moron.

Alaska, USA, Coastal Plane

Alaska, USA, Coastal Plane

Any more bright ideas, asswipe?

Best. Obituary. EVER.

Well, it is.

DOUGLAS — A celebration of life for James William “Jim” Adams, 53, will be held at a later date.

He died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008 at Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas.

Jim, who had tired of reading obituaries noting other’s courageous battles with this or that disease, wanted it known that he lost his battle. It was primarily as a result of being stubborn and not following doctor’s orders or maybe for just living life a little too hard for better than five decades.

He was born June 8, 1955 in Garrison, N.D. the son of James William and Ruby Helen (Clark) Adams.

He was sadly deprived of his final wish, which was to be run over by a beer truck on the way to the liquor store to buy booze for a date. True to his personal style, he spent his final hours joking with medical personnel, cussing and begging for narcotics and bargaining with God to look over his loving dog, Biscuit, and his family.

He would like to thank all “his ladies” for putting up with him the last 30 years.

During his life, he excelled at anything he put his mind to. He loved to hear and tell jokes and spin tales of grand adventures he may or may not have had.

He is survived by five sons, Jeremiah Adams and his wife, Nicole, Mica Olivas, Wade Olivas, Brice Simpson and Cole Adams; sister, Jerri Giegerich; two ex-wives, Vickie Harrison and Marilyn Williams; four grandchildren; two nieces; and two great-nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, he asks that you make a sizeable purchase at your favorite watering hole, get rip roaring drunk and tell the stories he no longer can.

–via Tim Blair

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