Memo to California

We keep hearing about how you have budget deficits and now can’t even cut tax refund checks since you are out of money.  So here’s an idea:

  • tax gasoline
  • tax electricity
  • tax every house
  • tax empty land
  • tax every place of business
  • tax every minute of work by every citizen in the state
  • tax every item sold
  • tax every car
  • tax every truck
  • tax every motorcycle
  • tax every property transaction
  • tax movie tickets
  • tax sports tickets
  • tax food
  • tax every service provided by every productive (non-government) person
  • tax water
  • tax minerals
  • tax oil
  • tax the very breath expelled by each of your citizens

What’s that?  You say you already do that?  or you will soon?  Then what are you going to do?  You are only driving out 250,000 citizens every year.  You obviously need to do something that will continue to encourage everyone who works that living in this state is like living in an insane asylum where the inmates (Democrats) are in charge.

And pleeze don’t give me that Arnie is a Republican crap.  You know just as well as I do that he’s just a millinonaire who married into the Kennedys and he doesn’t give two hoots about what the state takes or spends.  He gets to smoke cigars in the tent outside the Capitol and that’s enough for him.

Here’s a few more wealth and economy destroying ideas for you:

  • continue to encourage every lawyer in the state to sue every business.  Court fees will increase and it will give your unelected idiots with the Messiah complexes (judges) more chances to make up laws that will make more people and buisnesses leave
  • mandate mileage monitors in every vehicle and charge taxes by the inch travelled.  Including forcing people from out of state to stop at the state line to have their monitors installed.
  • shut down every nuclear power plant
  • insist that the Federal government close every military base in the state
  • mandate that every college (including private colleges) must accept anyone who applies regardless of their qualifications
  • ammend the state constitution to indicate that every person anywhere in the world is automatically a citizen of California once they set one toe on your soil.
  • change marriage laws to not only include gays, but polygamy, polyandry, pedophilia, and necrophilia.  Be really inclusive.
  • outlaw English as a language of government

The Religion of Child Abuse

Brings us this little item:

An eight-year-old girl decided last week to go the Sana’a West Court to prosecute her father, who forced her to marry a 30-year-old man.

Nojoud Muhammed Nasser arrived at court by herself on Wednesday, April 2, looking for a judge to handle her case against her father, Muhammed Nasser, who forced her two months ago to marry Faez Ali Thamer, a man 22 years her senior. The child also asked for a divorce, accusing her husband of sexual and domestic abuse.

I guess we should be glad that its actually against the law in Yemen for children to be married of this young. However, its apparently not a big deal to her father, uncle, mother, aunt or anyone who might actually have the guts to stand against this kind of crap:

According to Yemeni law, Nojoud cannot prosecute, as she is underage. However, court judge Muhammed Al-Qathi heard her complaint and subsequently ordered the arrests of both her father and husband.

“My father beat me and told me that I must marry this man, and if I did not, I would be raped and no law and no sheikh in this country would help me. I refused but I couldn’t stop the marriage,” Nojoud Nasser told the Yemen Times. “I asked and begged my mother, father, and aunt to help me to get divorced. They answered, ‘We can do nothing. If you want you can go to court by yourself.’ So this is what I have done,” she said.

And isn’t the “husband” just one lovely example?

“Whenever I wanted to play in the yard he beat me and asked me to go to the bedroom with him. This lasted for two months,” added Nasser. “He was too tough with me, and whenever I asked him for mercy, he beat me and slapped me and then used me. I just want to have a respectful life and divorce him.”

The court won’t give her back to her family since there is obviously a suspicion that they would just do this again. But here’s the worst sentence in the story:

Nasser confirmed that Nojoud Nasser’s case is not the first of its kind in Yemen, but it is the first time that a girl went to court by herself to ask for a divorce.

Happy Marriage – Ugly Hubby

I believe my wife has made a good choice then:

The best marriages are those where women marry men who are less attractive than themselves, research has found.

Psychologists who studied newlyweds found men who were better-looking than their wives were more likely to be unhappy and have negative feelings about their marriage.

In couples where the wife is more attractive, both partners tended to be very content.

The research, published in the Journal of Family Psychology, suggests that, in evolutionary terms, women are less choosy about their man’s looks as long as he is able to help them reproduce.

Men, however, are programmed to choose a mate who is most likely to pass on their genes and look for youth, health and physical attractiveness.

The tests involved 82 couples married within the previous six months.

However, if you are looking at only 82 couples married within the last 6 months, I would say that your sample might be a bit small and a bit biased toward those who are still within that lovely “honeymoon” glow.

They need to follow up with about 1000 couples that have been married for 10 years or more.  Actually, I’m sure the results will be reinforced even more.  But then – most women are better looking than most men, so the natural statistics will simply come out in their favor.

UK Police – 17,000 Women Subject to “Honor” Abuse a Year

Each and every year in just Britain – at least according to the Association of Chief Police Officers:

Up to 17,000 women in Britain are being subjected to “honour” related violence, including murder, every year, according to police chiefs.

It warns that the number of girls falling victim to forced marriages, kidnappings, sexual assaults, beatings and even murder by relatives intent on upholding the “honour” of their family is up to 35 times higher than official figures suggest.

The crisis, with children as young as 11 having been sent abroad to be married,………..

Yes – you read that right.  11 year old girls being sent to Bangladesh and Pakistan to become “brides”.  Beatings and Murders occurring in Britain every day.  And then the Archbishop of Canterbury has the gall to come out and say that Britain will need to make some accommodation with sharia law?  It seems like this is already happening:

Women who have been taken overseas to be married against their will are now being rescued on an almost daily basis. The Government’s Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) handled approximately 400 cases last year – 167 of them leading to young Britons being helped back to the UK to escape unwanted partners overseas.

So where is the outraged voice of global feminism?  Can you imagine the outcry if the headlines were “17,000 Blacks subject to Abuse Every Year by Whites”?  And this is  just Britain.  What about France and Germany and Sweden and all the other countries with huge Muslim populations that they are afraid of offending?

Just as a heartbreaking example:

The human cost of honour crime was vividly captured in a haunting video message from murdered Banaz Mahmood, who revealed how her own father had tried to kill her after she abandoned her arranged marriage and fell in love with another man. In the grainy message she told how he plied her with brandy – the first time she had ever drunk alcohol – pulled the curtains and asked her to turn around.

The 19-year-old fled, but less than a month after making the grainy video on a mobile phone, Banaz was dead. Her naked body was found buried in a yard in Birmingham in 2006, more than 100 miles from her London home. She had been raped and tortured by men hired by her uncle to kill her. Mahmood’s father, uncle and one of her killers were sentenced to a total of 60 years in jail for the murder.

Just what kind of uncle hires thugs to rape, torture, and murder his niece?

Funny Wedding Photos

What is it about weddings that can bring out the craziness in people?
clipped from www.weddings.sc

Because I'm the bride

Sounds like something my stepmother would write.

Cake Dress

She looks good enough to eat

terrorist Dress

Even Terrorist Fall in Love

Mac Cake

Once You have Mac…You’ll never go back

Bridezilla Attacks

Bridezilla Attacks!

Star Wars Wedding

Yet another Star Wars Wedding

Computer Wedding

Computer Wedding

Condom Gown

A bridesmaid gown made of condoms.

Dog Groom

You may now kiss the dog

Bride Boobs

I don’t which is bigger, the cake or her boobs.

Eagle Cake Topper

Eagle Cake Topper?

Big Veil

Attack of the killer Veil.

Bride of Frank

Happy Halloween

Stuck in the Mud

Pull!

Up Dress

Looks like she needed some help.

Up Dress

Opps!

Bride Gun

Maybe you can get a man with a gun.

Spork Dress

The Spork Wedding Dress

game over

Game over man…game over.

Guns at the Wedding

Not really a great way to start your marriage

Loooooong Train

Yet another, Looooooooong Train

Ugly Bride

She’s not that bad.

Undead Bride and Groom

The Wedding of the Undead

Groom in the Pool

I guess he was hot

fall cake

Fall into this cake

Zombie Bride

I now pronounce you Zombie and wife.

Donut Cake

Tasteful, Tasty Donuts

Long Train

Long Train is Loooooooong!!!

Computer Wedding

Geek-y, but cute.

Star Trek Bride

I’m pretty sure this wasn’t her dream wedding.

NES Wedding Cake

Yes…it really is a wedding cake.

Shotgun Wedding

A shotgun wedding at any age…is still a shotgun wedding.

Space Bride

Space-y Bride

Star Trek Wedding

Yet Another Star Trek Wedding

groom with knife

Until death do us part…or after the reception…which ever comes first.

Top Gun Wedding

Pipecleaner Bride

Gamer Bride
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Starting a New Life at 102

I just love that last quote that he doesn’t want to look back at 105 and regret not emigrating at 102. I only hope I get to be 102!
clipped from www.telegraph.co.uk

Eric King-Turner is poised to become one of Britain’s oldest emigrants when he leaves Britain to start a new life in New Zealand.

The retired dentist, who was a surgeon commander in the Royal Navy, will turn 103 within weeks of completing the 12,000-mile voyage from Southampton on the Saga Rose liner with his 87-year-old wife Doris.

Mr King-Turner said: “I like New Zealand. The way of life is much the same as here but it is not so crowded and the weather is better.

“It’s a wonderful new adventure and I would say to anyone that if you want to do something you should do it straight away.

“What’s important is that when I’m 105 I don’t want to be thinking ‘I wish I had moved to the other side of the world when I was 102.’ “

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80 Years of Togetherness – In Pictures

I’d agree with her and say its an achievement.

clipped from www.telegraph.co.uk

When a picture of two toddlers holding hands in the 1920s was taken no one could guess that 80 years later the same pair would still be seen hand in hand.

Bill and Jessica at two years old

Next week Bill and Jessie Cocks, both 79, are celebrating 60 years of happy marriage.

Bill and Jessica Cocks have been together for almost 80 years

Mr Cocks, who spent 38 years as manager of the delivery office at Eastleigh Post Office, said: “I don’t consider 60 years to be any great achievement really.” His wife does not agree. “I do see it as an achievement. You make your vows when you get married and you stick to them,” she said.

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