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  • Kyl Blocks New START, But Just Long Enough To Actually Read It

    Posted on November 20th, 2010 phpguru No comments

    Liberals are notorious for reacting with emotion from the moral high ground. Conservatives, on the other hand, tend to be more logical in their approach. This is a frequent topic on talk radio. The onslaught of hatred and virility in the blogosphere directed at Jon Kyl (R-AZ) is a prime example. The Arizona Senator recently decided to withdraw his support for the START treaty Obama signed with Russia back in April, which means that it may not be ratified during the lame duck session. With a Republican congress heading to D.C. in January, it also means that there’s a chance New START might never be ratified. Editor: It most likely will, just not during the Lame Duck session.

    Now, I think we can all agree that the world has too many nuclear bombs. But contrary to an overwhelming amount of negative criticism from all the Left and even some of the right, if you dig deep enough into the story, you’ll find that Mr. Kyl is simply pointing out the lack of some wording in the documents, and recommending more time to discuss it. It’s not that he wants to play a game of global thermonuclear war. Nothing could be more preposterous, yet the hype from the left about it being `a threat to national security if we do not ratify START immediately` is just rubbish. Nobody’s going to press a button. At least, nobody who signed the START. Some whack-job in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Pakistan… maybe, but not USA or Russia. START is just between USA & Russia. And who’s to say that we can’t make it even better by analyzing what its terms are for just a moment?

    If there’s one thing I wish for, it’s that the Democrats would start reading the legislation they’re so haste to sign, start thinking logically for a change. We don’t send you to Washington to pass as many laws as possible. It’s not a race, and it’s not about quantity. You don’t get more points for adding more laws, particularly ones you haven’t read, like the Obamacare bill, Ms. Pelosi.

    I just sent Mr. Kyl the following letter.

    Mr. Kyl,

    You have a fan in Tempe, AZ. It takes a huge amount of confidence to stand up to the President, everyone on the Left, many folks on the Right, and most of the world, to make the decision you did vis a vis ratifying the Start treaty.

    Even though at face value I can understand how a Democrat can read a headline like, `Kyl (R) blocks Russian Nuke Treaty` and gasp in horror, I commend you for forcing the document to be analyzed with more scrutiny.

    Contrary to Obama’s and Biden’s statements that not signing immediately would `jeopardize national security` [1] [2] I think anyone who is intellectually honest would agree that no red buttons are going to be pushed any time soon and it makes perfect sense to make sure all parts of the treaty make sense before ratifying it.

    It was very refreshing to hear that a Senator, one of our two great Arizona Senators, took a stand to pause long enough to simply read, analyze and discuss something that is so important to our National Security. Particularly, your actions are duly noted, given such behavior as the recent Democrat push to sign Obamacare into law without a shred of discussion. Didn’t Pelosi declare that “we have to sign this bill so we can find out what’s in it?” Thank you for not doing that with START!

    Furthermore, if Obama and Biden really cared about our national security, they wouldn’t be pulling national guard troops away from the Texas border, and they would’ve answered Arizona’s plea for more help on ours.

    I wanted to let you know that just now, even typically-left Arizona Republic is catching on to the bigger picture [3], is backing you up, and at least trying to set the record straight a little bit.

    Thank you, sir, for making a tough decision and sticking to it, even though a bunch of liberals are screaming at you. I’m proud to be represented in Washington D.C. by you.


    Salient Digital
    Web Developer, Photographer, Pug Owner
    Tempe, AZ


    [1] http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/opinion/18thu1.html?scp=1&sq=national%20security%20start&st=cse

    [2] http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/19/world/europe/19start.html

    [3] http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/opinions/articles/2010/11/21/20101121kyle-start-treaty-robb.html

  • Are Libelous Liberals at Google Slandering Michael Savage Trickle Up Poverty?

    Posted on November 1st, 2010 phpguru No comments

    I am a bit furious right now. We know Google has scammed Uncle Sam (and thus, every American) out of some $60 billion in taxes over the past few years. We, in the internet marketing business, are also quite familiar with the fact that Google routinely censors ads it doesn’t like, even threatening to cancel your Google account. This can effectively ruin, or at least greatly hinder, a company’s online marketing campaign.

    So, woe be unto you if Google doesn’t particularly care for your type of business. With their two-thirds marketshare, Google has a long list of vague things they don’t allow you to advertise, but inconsistent application of their policies often result in plenty of ads and sites (often your deep pocketed competitor’s) making it into the listings.

    Well, it appears that Google may be up to some more sinister tricks here.

    I just looked up Michael Savage’s new book, “Trickle Up Poverty,” on Google Books.

    I find not one, but two links for the book there. Neither of them contain a preview.

    To my horror, the top search result contains what appears to be a slanderously edited cover image including a hammer and sickle.

    Did an early or foreign release of Trickle Up Poverty contain a hammer & sickle on the cover? Or does Google want it to appear as though Michael Savage is a communist?

    I am extremely interested in knowing why an erroneous, inflamatory cover image of Trickle Up Poverty would be the number one link on Google Books when searching for the title. I just purchased Trickle Up Poverty at the San Jose airport Hudson News over the weekend. It was on the “Hudson News Recommends” table. Trickle Up Poverty is also #3 on the New York Times Bestseller List.

    But it has no communist symbolism on it anywhere. Quite the contrary. The second cover image is the actual design of the book that I am glad I bought. I am hopeful that someone from Europe or Asia will comment and confirm that the hammer and sickle design is, in fact, a legitimate or early release version in non-U.S. markets.

    How is the book? AXcess News rates it 5 out of 5 stars, and the Dakota Voice calls it “essential reading.” Another reviewer agrees,

    “If you buy ONE book this year, make it Trickle Up Poverty.”

    My own review is forthcoming. I’m only a few chapters into it and already feel like I’ve been asleep for the last two years. Most reviews award from one to five stars. To quote Spinal Tap,

    “This one goes to eleven!”

    On page after page, Savage gives us wake-up call after wake-up call, with more proof than a CSI murder trial. On average, Savage provides over 50 footnotes per chapter, giving avid fans and protesters alike, the research, articles, interviews and actual transcripts of Obama and his Czars from the past several years, on which the book is based.

    In case the rats over at Google Books change their results on link above, I’m attaching proof below. This is an un-altered screenshot taken Nov. 1, 2010 at 7:55pm MST.

  • Another Twitter Follower I am Proud Of

    Posted on October 2nd, 2010 phpguru No comments

    MancowMuller is now following me on Twitter. What a cool guy.

    Mancow, I really Miss you & Turd on the morning show in Chicago. I moved away over 8 years ago, and still have yet to find a better morning talk radio show. Laura Ingraham is my current pick. I guess she’s a great 2nd choice. I need to download your past shows and put it on my iPod.

    My wife and I still listen to White Cotton Panties. “Bread is not my friend!” ROFL.

    Also, I still use ” … sofa king good… ” all the time. It gets past every profanity filter there is.

    Mancow, for the month of October, Pick a Charity of your choice, and all the proceeds I get from my online T-Shirt Shop FeelGoodGear.com I’ll give to your favorite charity.

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    MancowMuller is following me on Twitter

    MancowMuller is following me on Twitter

  • Why Twitter is Cool

    Posted on September 26th, 2010 phpguru No comments

    Check out this email I just received.

    Karl Rove is now following me on Twitter

    Karl Rove is now following me on Twitter

    It was funny – I saw this when I checked my email this morning and exclaimed,

    Hey, Karl Rove is following me on Twitter!

    My wife said,

    Who’s Karl Rove?

    We were just stepping into the local Starbucks. I glanced on the cover of the New York Times, and Karl Rove was featured in the first line of a front page story. I nudged my wife, pointed and said,

    See? Look, Karl Rove.

    The New York Times article summarizes Mr. Rove’s career, and also hints as to why he’s been more in the news lately:

    Already a prominent presence as an analyst on Fox News Channel and a columnist at The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Rove is also playing a leading role in building what amounts to a shadow Republican Party, a network of donors and operatives that is among the most aggressive in the Republican effort to capture control of the House and the Senate.

    Democrats were happy when Mr. Rove left the White House in 2007 and don’t appear to be too thrilled about his return to the public eye.

    Anytime Democrats are not happy about something… that’s good news for Republicans, business owners, everyday Americans and the middle class. Great news.

    Anyway, that’s why Twitter is cool. Instantly connect to the world… you care about. I’m directly connected to the the shapers of This Great Country we love so dearly. This got me thinking,

    I better step up my game, now that Karl Rove is watching me.

    Once someone I respect is paying attention, I want to straighten up, stand tall, and look and perform my best; live up to my ideal; project excellence with honor.

    Ironically, this is exactly what Karl Rove does (and a few others, Beck, Hannity, Ingraham, O’reilly, Broomhead) to the Liberal establishment. Once these guys aim their discerning eyes at you and speak the truth, the laser-focused exposure on the ridiculous behavior we are getting from these insane Dems in power makes them realize they have to clean up their act, stand up straight and improve their game. Bigtime.

    As more truth is revealed about ObamaCare, the Stimulus, and the Dems socialist globalist agenda, The People are wising up, and Dems are all realizing that their days are numbered. And no, they don’t like it one bit.

    Keep it up, Karl!

  • New Democratic Party Logo? How about a New Organization Instead

    Posted on September 22nd, 2010 phpguru No comments
    Democrat New Logo

    Democrats have a new logo. Like it?

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    So there’s a new Democratic Party Logo. Some bloggers have poked fun at it. And why shouldn’t they? Our elected officials are mocking you every day with pure insanity. Guys, you don’t need a new image, a new branding. Trust me, the Ass fits you just perfectly. No, what you need is a new organization…

    Democrats for Understanding History.

    Instead of doing what you do now, you’d get together every day in Washington D.C. and study the constitution, the founding fathers, and the history of the greatest country on God’s Green Earth, the United States of America.

    Maybe a little history lesson every day will help you to stop screwing up our country by turning us into a 3rd world banana republic with your globalist socialist agenda that is killing the middle class.

    The poet and philosopher George Santayana said,

    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

    For the love of God, people, socialism doesn’t work! Please stop taking our money to spend our great grandchildren into oblivion!

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  • Yahoo Search Marketing + Bing = FAIL

    Posted on September 10th, 2010 phpguru 1 comment
    A day or two ago, I received this email from Yahoo!
    Dear Advertiser,
    Last week, we completed the transition of the back-end technology for English-language Yahoo! organic search results in the U.S. and Canada. This week, advertisers can start transitioning their paid Yahoo! Search Marketing account, in anticipation of the Yahoo! ad serving transition which we expect to start mid-October. We encourage you to transition your account before the ad serving transition begins.
    Start your account transition now
    Beginning today, you may log in to your Yahoo! Search Marketing account and initiate your transition to Microsoft Advertising adCenter. We’ve created a detailed Transition Checklist you should review now, to help ensure that you’re prepared to make a smooth transition to adCenter, as well as a Feature Comparison Guide, to help you get familiar with adCenter’s features and capabilities.
    There are three stages to complete your transition:

    Prepare your account for transition to adCenter
    When you log into your Yahoo! Search Marketing account, you’ll automatically be taken to a new tab labeled “adCenter.” You can review the Compatibility Report and fix incompatibilities between your current Yahoo! campaigns and the adCenter platform before transitioning to adCenter.
    Transition your account to adCenter
    You can create a new adCenter account, or indicate that you have an existing adCenter account that you’ll continue to use. You can use the transition tool to copy your Yahoo! Search Marketing campaigns over to adCenter. Please note that once you do so, your new adCenter account will be active and your campaigns will retain the same status (active or paused) as they have within your Yahoo! account, so you may start incurring click charges for Bing traffic right away.

    Continue to manage your Yahoo! Search Marketing account
    The last stage in the transition process is when Yahoo! Search ad serving moves to adCenter, which we expect to start mid-October and complete by end of October. As this happens, you should see traffic decrease from your Yahoo! Search Marketing account and appear in your adCenter account. Until this process is complete, you’ll still need to actively manage your Yahoo! Search Marketing account to have your ads displayed on Yahoo! and our partner sites.

    Commitment to a quality transition continues
    Our primary goal remains providing you with a quality transition experience in 2010, while protecting the holiday season. While we are confident that the preparation work done to date and the transition plan we are moving forward with now will help us reach this goal, please remember that deferring the paid search transition to 2011 is still a possibility if we conclude it would improve the overall experience.
    We appreciate your business, and look forward to bringing you the benefits of the Yahoo! and Microsoft Search Alliance. Soon, you will have the convenience of one account, enabling you to reach more than 159 million searchers in the U.S. and 15 million in Canada* on Yahoo! Search, Bing and our partners.
    Your partners in the search alliance, Yahoo! and Microsoft

    Today I go to login (as directed)… and it’s down.

    Why am I not surprised? As usual, Microsoft gets involved and it goes to 5h!+.

    Yahoo! Bing! FAIL

    Yahoo! Bing! FAIL

    Come on, guys. Really?

  • New Political Tees Funny Tees Computer Nerd T Shirts

    Posted on July 10th, 2010 phpguru No comments

    Feel Good Gear - Feel Good. American Style.

    I’m really proud to announce I finally got around to putting some of my Funny T-Shirt Designs out there.

    Check out Feel Good Gear – Feel good, American Style™.

  • Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution

    Posted on March 17th, 2010 phpguru No comments

    “Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.”

    For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they didn’t pay into Social Security, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform that is being considered…in all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn’t seem logical. We do not have an elite that is above the law. I truly don’t care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent, Liberal or Conservative or whatever.

    The self-serving must stop. This is a good way to do that. It is an idea whose time has come.

  • Obama Spending My Money on AdWords

    Posted on September 4th, 2009 phpguru No comments

    Nearly all Republicans, and many Democrats have realized that the present administration is spending as much of your money as fast as they possibly can.

    If multi-billion dollar stimulus packages, cash for clunkers and Obamacare weren’t enough, now the Whitehouse is spending money on a Google AdWords campaign too!

    Here’s an ad from Google Syndication that appeared in my Gmail today (Don’t click on the link, please! Just hover and look at the status bar).

    Official Obama Website www.BarackObama.com - Barack Obama Needs Your Help to Change Washington. Sign Up Today!

    Can you believe the audacity? And not of hope, either. The Spender-In-Chief is now hoping to reach consumers who have Internet access, who use Google, but don’t know how to find the guy’s website? I mean, come on! Campaign’s over, bro. You already got elected. I know how to find your site and donate to your cause. I do it every day. It says so on my paycheck stub.

    I hate to keep sounding pessimistic but our debt is now over $11 Trillion Dollars, $500M in interest payments per day, Mr. President.

    Put your AdWords on pause, Mr. President, please!

    And while you’re putting things on pause, how about pausing the spending of my money and the socialization of America?

  • ABC Bans Anti-Obamacare Ad Written by Dick Morris

    Posted on August 25th, 2009 phpguru No comments

    I received this email today from Townhall.com. If you’re still under the impression that the alphabet networks aren’t biased, maybe this will convince you. ABC won’t run a dissenting opinion even if you pay them.

    Dear Townhall Reader:

    I have some very shocking news.

    ABC television has banned our TV ad from airing on its network.

    Frankly, I was stunned when I heard the news from our media buyer yesterday.

    Right now, our TV ad exposing Obamacare is running in 12 states.

    You can see this powerful ad by Going here Now.

    With our success — thanks to your incredible support — we were planning to go national, so we sent the ad to the major networks.

    This TV ad simply tells the truth about Obamacare.

    It was crafted by Dick Morris, the Fox News contributor and famous campaign strategist.

    This powerful ad features a respected medical doctor — a neurosurgeon, in fact — who warns that Obamacare will decimate healthcare for seniors and others in need of life-saving medical procedures.

    As Dr. Cuffe explains in the ad, if Obama gets his way and adds 50 million new patients to the government system, it inevitably will lead to rationing of healthcare procedures and vital medicines for the elderly.

    Dr. Cuffe says universal healthcare has led to this same situation in Canada and England.

    You can see Dr. Cuffe and donate to help air this ad — Go here Now.

    We know why ABC is so afraid of the League’s TV ad. It knows the message resonates with the American people.

    This is the same network that aired an infomercial for the Obama plan directly from the White House.

    Clearly, ABC knows seniors will not be hoodwinked by Obama when they learn the truth.

    Despite ABC’s brazen act of censorship, we need to continue to run this ad on other stations across the nation and on major networks.

    Time is very short, so we really need your help.

    Please Go Here Now to Support This Ad.

    We CAN make a huge difference. The ABC decision proves we are on the right track.

    Please help us today!

    Thank you.


    Bob Adams
    Executive Director