New Ice Cream Flavor – Baraky Road?

barakyroadI ran across this new idea for a Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream flavor in honor of our 44th President, Barak Obama.  It’s called Baraky Road. 

Barocky Road is a blend of half Vanilla, half Chocolate, and surrounded by
Nuts and Flakes.

The Vanilla portion of the mix is not openly advertised and usually denied
as an ingredient.

The Nuts and Flakes are all very bitter and hard to swallow.

The cost is $100.00 per scoop.

When purchased it will be presented to you in a large beautiful cone, but
then the Ice Cream is taken away and given to the person in line behind you.

Thus you are left with an empty wallet, no change, holding an empty cone,
with no hope of getting any Ice Cream.

Are you feeling stimulated?

 

Wish I had thought of this.  It was sent to me in an email by the greatest man I know, my father. 

Rob’s Rant

The #1 Cause of Global Warming!

Problem solved.  We’ve found the real culprit causing Global Warming Climate Change.  Mother of pearl, it’s our friend the COW!

I ran across this video on Youtube and just had to post it. 

I want to warn you, it involves cows pooping. 

Those of you from rural areas, this is not a big deal, but you city-folk may be grossed out.  Honestly, I can’t believe someone took the time to film this and produce it, but here you go.

So everyone do your part to fix Global Warming Climate Change….. EAT SOME MORE BEEF!

(After the video, make sure to leave a comment.  I left one and it was promptly removed)

#%@$ Teleprompter!!

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Looks like there are teleprompter problems again!

Our last President wasn’t the best public speaker and could have probably used a teleprompter from time to time during news conferences, but is President Obama able to deliver an off the cuff talk without help?  Just asking….

Twouble with Twitters

This is just awesome and I’m sure many of you have seen it already, but I had to post it.  If you are on Twitter, you’ll get it.  If not, get on Twitter or else!

Video courtesy of Super News – http://current.com/topics/76254232/supernews/new/0.htm

US Dollar Worth Nothing?

Call me extremist, call me out of touch, maybe you’re right.  Of course, I think you would be misguided, but you are welcome to your opinion.  Below is a great video from Glenn Beck explaining the latest Federal “Stimulus” money.  As I have been saying for some time, along with other “kooks” is that we don’t have this money – we’re printing it.  The presses are working overtime to put this money out into the system.

Eventually this reckless spending will catch up to the dollar, making it virtually worthless.  Remember, the US Dollar is backed by nothing other than the confidence in the US Dollar and our system of government.  If that goes away, inflation WILL spiral out of control and the economy WILL collapse.

Welcome to Monday morning.  Hope the rest of the week is great!

Of course, this is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

 

P.S. Welcome to Monday morning.  Hope the rest of the week is great!

Nancy Pelosi Loves Illegal Immigration!

This is classic liberalism at it’s finest.  Nancy Pelosi, the standard-bearer for the liberal wing of the democratic party (sounds like the line in Austin Powers – “Militant wing of the Salvation Army”) has put her foot in her mouth yet again.  At a church in San Francisco in front of legal and illegal immigrants, she expressed her feelings that raids on employers were un-American.  I’m more shocked that Speaker Pelosi was in a church.

I suppose I should not be surprised.  She is, afterall, from San Francisco. 

Of course, that is just my opinion.

Rob’s Rant

What the Heck is Cap and Trade?

If many of you are like me, you are casual observers (OK, I’m a frequent observer) of the the news.  There seems to be some new term or program out there.  Who can keep it all straight?  To better inform everyone, I thought it would be useful to explain the Cap and Trade issue.  Don’t know what that means?  Well, I’ll try to tackle that in this post.

I found a decent definition from a “Green” looking website – Ecomii.com

Cap-and-trade is one method that can be used to regulate the amount of pollution emitted into the atmosphere.  The government sets a cap on pollution, limiting the amount that companies or other groups are allowed to release. The government then issues credits, which allow companies to each pollute a certain amount as long as the aggregate pollution equals less than the set cap.  Since some companies can reduce pollution more cheaply than others, the group engages in trading these permits. Companies that can cheaply reduce pollution sell permits to companies that cannot easily afford to reduce pollution. The companies that sell the permits are rewarded while those that purchase permits must pay for their negative impact. Applied to climate change, this system would theoretically reduce carbon emissions at the lowest total cost.

Co2 Monster - Oooo, Scary!

Co2 Monster - Oooo, Scary!

Confused yet?  As a thinking person ask yourself, “Who does this benefit?”  I can tell you it is not the normal folk in this great country.  This is another boondoggle that is being hoisted on the taxpayers of America to help fund government programs.  How much extra cost will that add to production of a product and ultimately the cost at Wal-Mart? 

It’s so nice that we work hard to institute laws and regulations to tray and tax ourselves into a clean environment.  The fact is that the US is one of the cleanest countries in the world.  Without getting into some nerd-like discussion about the environment, let’s consider things in terms that I can understand.   We can agree that if a country is deemed to be more polluted (lax environment regulations, poor government oversight, third-world / Communist economy, etc.), THEYshould be the ones footing the bill for any supposed problems with the environment.   According to the Associated Press in a story dated from 2006, the most polluted areas in the world are listed below.  Funny, I don’t see the US on that list.   To be fair, I looked at several sources, although many were from sources I didn’t know and didn’t want to list here, but the list was pretty much the same.  

  • Linfen, China
  • Haina, Dominican Republic
  • Ranipet, India
  • Mayluu-Suu, Kyrgyzstan
  • La Oroya, Peru
  • Chernobyl, Ukraine
  • Kabwe, Zambia
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    What does this have to do with Cap and Trade?  Well, I believe it’s all the same issue – Global WarmingClimate Change.  We as Americans are being asked to correct a problem that is really not a problem.  Cap and Trade is just another way to give up our money, to clean the environment when there is no hard evidence that there is a problem in our country – or anywhere else for that matter.  Climate patterns are cyclical throughout history.  The impact that man has had on these patterns is not conclusive and some evidence has surfaced that we are now in a cooling cycle (same as in 1924 & 1974).   In fact, the wonderful edible Cow is responsible for 65 percent of nitrous oxide – much more powerful than Co2.  (Those of you who don’t know, cows fart a lot – that’s nitrous oxide!)

    Bottom line is that I really don’t think it is prudent to further burden our system on theories and suppositions.  I think at this point we’re all in the mood for a little global warming (we’ll wish for global cooling in July and August).

    Of course, that’s just my opinion.

    Rob’s Rant

     

    Sources: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Economy/wm1723.cfm, http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=20772&Cr=global&Cr1=environment, http://www.dailytech.com/Temperature+Monitors+Report+Widescale+Global+Cooling/article10866.htm, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15320729/