Wednesday, May 18, 2011

THIS Is Why Michigan Is Fucked

Here it is, a bright shining example of why Michigan is fucked and may never recover.

I'll even give you some excerpts. Like this gem:

The property tax burden on our solar project is 60 times as much as the property tax burden on the nuclear power plant when calculated on a per kilowatt hour basis.

Priceless no? This is how government in Lansing functions. This kind of thing is why Detroit is swirling the bowl and dragging the rest of the state with it.

Field said he considers Michigan’s system to be “schizophrenic” in the sense that it places a tax burden on renewable energy while at the same time the state has a renewable portfolio standard law to encourage renewable energy. He contends that all sources of producing energy should have the same per kilowatt hour tax rate.

And he's right, but that's how Michigan rolls. We want you to bring your business/factory/JOBS here but you have to be taxed at rates that are beyond stupid. Now you know why all the jobs ran away from Michigan and went to Mexico.

Kalamazoo Solar has filed an appeal with the Michigan Tax Tribunal over the property tax issue, but in the meantime, it has to continue paying the property tax, Field said. The appeals were filed a year ago but it could be another two years before the hearing takes place.

3 years to hope that there might be some resolution to this issue and they still have to pay the fucking taxes while they wait and lose money. Don't you just love how swiftly they move on the issue? If we're going to push all this green/renewable energy crap down people's throats then why are we taxing it to the point it can't be sustained?

Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.

I Wish This Was A Joke

Read it here.

Are you fucking kidding me? Really? So, what do we have to look forward to now? How about the USNS Che Guevara? Our next carrier to be the USS Joseph Stalin? The new destroyer USS Fidel Castro? Re-naming Parris Island for Paris Hilton?

It probably won't help, but I think I'm gonna write this fucktard a letter.

Office of the Secretary of the Navy
2000 Navy Pentagon
Washington, D.C. 20350-2000

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bin Laden Raid

I see that the Military Channel (among others) is devoting a lot of air time to the Bin Laden raid. The Military Channel is airing a program that will take us inside the raid, the intel gathering, the training and execution of the mission.

I don't like it and I don't think it's appropriate.

What our special warfare operators do and how they do it should remain a secret. Anything that details how they came about the information on Bin Laden's whereabouts should remain secret. Hell, I even think the locations of our special warfare bases and training facilities should be secret.

One of the keys to winning any war or conflict is information. Let's not give our enemies any more than necessary. You know, they watch CNN too.