Jun 6, 2009

"Don't know much about geography..."

One of the largest Muslim countries in the world

NOAH POLLAK - 06.03.2009 - 12:32 PM
So said President Obama of the United States, with the quasi-professorial formulation that “if you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”

America is a great country, home to many peoples and religions, and Obama made me wonder: where exactly does America stand on the list of Muslim countries?

Obama is right — we’re one of the largest, only outranked by Indonesia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Egypt, Nigeria, Iran, Algeria, Morocco, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iraq, Uzbekistan, Ethiopia, Russia, Yemen, China, Syria, Malaysia, Tanzania, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Tunisia, Somalia, Guinea, Azerbaijan, Burkina Faso, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Cote d’Ivoire, Congo, Libya, Jordan, Chad, Turkemenistan, Philippines, France, Kyrgyzstan, Uganda, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Cameroon, Thailand, Mauritania, Germany, Oman, Albania, Malawi, Kenya, Eritrea, Serbia and Montenegro, Lebanon, Kuwait, the UAE, and…well, at some point here you get to the United States, which has (estimates vary) around 1-3 million Muslims.

I’m sure when he returns to these 57 states he’ll offer a theory of what “largest” means.

Nothing else to say, the article says it all.

But I am waiting for the MSM to pounce on this "Obama-ism" with the ferocity that they attacked every verbal slip-up Bush made.

I guess they've adopted the Vatican policy on mistakes....the BHO never makes one. (And excommunicate that guy programming the teleprompter)

Jun 4, 2009

New photos

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It's my Birthday, but the government got the "gift".

This is what it costs to have a vehicle in York County Va. The vehicle doesn't even have to do anything, just sit there. And this is just the fee for 1/2 of the year.

The county government's take on it is that we're getting a break b/c the state of Va pays 50% of the tax on cars on our behalf. But if you have a boat, trailer, motorcycle, we're going to screw you...er...tax you on the full value.

Realize that this is not a road use fee, a wear and tear on the asphalt fee, a cleaning up the roadside litter fee, but simply a "fee" for owning something. The nicer the thing, the more the government thinks you should pay.

Taxation for operations? No. Class warfare? Yes.

I feel like I need a cigarette...b/c I certainly got screwed.