Archive for the ‘BIO’ Category

The Man Who Made His Accountant Cry

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Larry Ellison Loves Himself

What has 23 acres, an 8000 sq. ft. house with two wings, a guest home, three cottages, a gym, a 5-acre lake, two waterfalls, two bridges, and hundreds of mature cherry and maple trees planted among 1000 redwoods pines and oaks?

The $200 million estate of Larry Ellison, the $25 billion, 12th-ranking member on the Fortune 500 list of world’s richest asswipes. The one that had his aptly-named Octopus Holding company buy it from him in 1995 for a deflated $12 million. The one that just “earned” him a $3 million property tax cut based on a professed 60% decline in the home’s value vs. the 6.3% for an average home. An average home - the ones not being foreclosed on anyway - that is being over-assessed because the neighbors can’t pay their mortgages down at Loan Shark Larry’s Savings and Loan.

And the rationale for the cut? It’s even richer than Larry (and apparently God) himself.

According to his tax appeal, the behemoth bungalow in his private redwood grove suffers from “significant functional obsolescence” because there apparently isn’t much of a market for $200 million pimp cribs. He also says the 16th century Japanese architecture, “over improvements”, and “excessive landscaping” are too costly for mere millionaire to maintains, so gee he’d appreciate it if just give him a break willya?

The Woodside White Elephant
In other words, Larry builds a Japanese-bred white elephant that no one can afford to buy, maintain, or want to live in so the taxpayers now owe him $3 million for his foresight in building such an opulent slum. Or as a consumer watchdog group puts into perspective, “Three million dollars to Larry Ellison is the equivalent of $300 to the average home owner.” Oh, and just so you know we aren’t picking on poor beleaguered Larry, Bill Gates did the same thing several years ago with his Redmond, WA-based monument to ostentation, avarice, and greed.

It makes you really admire modest billionaires like Warren Buffett, who actually pay taxes.

But Woodside, CA town manager Susan George says the deal is on the up and up. “It shouldn’t make any difference how much money he has if the process is fair. We’ll miss the money. We always have good things to do with it.”

True enough, but that’s relatively easy for George to say. Cash-flush Woodside is usually the top or near-top median income ZIP code in the country. The rest of relatively affluent - but still within human understandingly affluent - San Mateo County isn’t so lucky. They have people who can’t afford to claim their E. Palo Alto, cockroach-infested apartment is worthless because it’s “significantly functionally obsolete” with a leaking roof and broken plumbing. BTW, East Palo Alto is the other Palo Alto, the one that’s not home to multiple multi-millionaires and Stanford University. The folks in E. Palo Alto suffer from a crippling crime rate and crumbling housing over there on the wrong side of the freeway - the side that isn’t protected by sound fencing like the gracious folks across the road.

Rich Shouldn’t Matter
In principle I agree with the town manager. It shouldn’t matter how much money you have. So I suppose Larry wouldn’t mind if his revaluation was the going 6.3% - just to be fair and all. I’m sure he won’t mind, because he could just recoup the money by delaying the painting of his yacht, the world’s largest. Or perhaps he could stop routinely violating nighttime noise restrictions at San Jose International for landing after hours in his private Gulfstream jet. He was exempted from the noise restrictions too.

Larry is well-known as the infant-terrible of Silicon Valley. He runs his company Oracle based on the principles of Sun Tzu’s The Art of War.

He regularly buys out any competitors, frequently in hostile takeovers - and grinds their successful products under his heel in order to buy new sails for his America’s Cup yacht or gas for his aerobatic team. At each hostile takeover, employees lose jobs to feed Larry’s Giant Maw of GreedTM. And it’s a hungry maw indeed. So hungry, that Larry’s accountants warned him several years ago to cut his fantastic spending lest he bankrupt himself.

It’s Tough Out There for a Billionaire Pimp
I guess $12 billion doesn’t go as far as it used to.

I’m a firm believer in capitalism, although I recognize its limitations if left totally unrestricted. I have nothing against people earning money. In fact, I don’t care if a person makes billions - more power to them. But if you make billions you also inherit some responsibilities.

One of those responsibilities is paying your taxes like any other good citizen of modest means without a buttload of full-time shysters to find boondoggle tax breaks. It also comes with a moral responsibility to not deprive others to feed your own hubris and greed. Don’t take money away from schools and hospitals simply because you can. It’s not a frickin’ game to see who dies with the most toys. Don’t lay off employees to get that quarterly bonus that’s just about equal to the money you “saved” by laying them off. I don’t require you to find the light and abandon your Marley-like stinginess like Bill Gates turned away from his once well-known anti-philanthropic ways. Hell, you can even illegally fly your jet late at night provided you pay buy soundproofing for the more modest home owners who will go to work exhausted tomorrow from a lost night of sleep courtesy of your (literally) money-burning flying hard on. In short, all I ask you to do is act like a normal human being instead of a shit stain in the crotch of humanity’s Jockey shorts.

In short Larry, stop being such an asshole.

Cross posted at The Omnipotent Poobah Speaks!

mature women having sex
Textbook Pussies-6 CD-1
hot ebony ffm dd
redhead young
piss lovers
masturbation techniques for men
male ejaculation pics
vaginal masturbation photo
hot petite lick
hidden toilet vids
sexcam sul lavoro
blond ass
forced gay
Latina Anal Heartbreakers
paying off student loans
sucking toes stories
devils own foot infantry
nylon feet sex
anal shit
extreme incest
nude stud factory
thick black chicks
birthday party teen ideas
grannys porn
fake celebs nude
bad girls short skirts
web sexcam
latina teens
ariel xxx
baby bottle fetish
gay muscle stud
woman with camel toes
cigarette girl costume
hard disk data recovery
pa zoo
fairy tribal tattoo designs
olsen twins hot
tight teen ass
ex-girlfriend oral sluts
hardcore videos
dog knot women
down south hustlers mp3
free mature hairy pussy
pressure treated tongue groove
pantyhose and nylon smut
just like facial flex
horny mom get banged
latex cosmetic sponges
throat tumors
Assapalooza-3 CD-2
animated teen chat rooms
olsen twins still virgins
sex machine plans
snake bite lip piercings
sex toys for women
quit smoking hypnotherapy philadelphia
stories about school spankings
midget cum anal
first anal pain
free hentai game
chubby college girls
pics of female rapper trina
big dicks little chicks
Other Peoples Honey
parents allowing body piercing and child abuse
extreme ping pong
ashley olsen naked
davinci’s notebook - enormous penis mp3
petite teen twins
free couples sexcam
anal oriental
drunk vip girls
xxx passwords xxx
big tits work
lesbian squirt bukkake
kid thong underwear
free adult erotic comics
rich little bitch lindsey meadows dvd previews
english hentai games
hack hp cm8060 blogs
erotic sex outdoors
b12 tongue vitamin
tattoo studios in paris
lesbian threesome orgy
top vagina
keira knightley breasts
joe cocker with a little help from my friends
chubby lesbian sex
panty hose teacher
wiccan tattoo designs
deep river mp3
My Wifes 1st Monster Cock-9 CD-1
birthday party for ninety years old
luxury dog beds
naked brazil
indian porn movie
milwaukee county zoo ala carte
pregnant wives
fifty first dates soundtrack
boys taking showers
double anal triple penetration
porn hand jobs
mature women licking young girls
schoolboy spanking
hairy strip
fucking machines beerandshots
for microsoft office home and student 2007 keygen
adult voyeur
black rape
gay movie download
squirting ass
officegirl bukkake
lesbian dildo fucking
filipina escorts
gay mature porn
fucking women
free porn websites
hot brunette squirting
paris hilton boob job
over the mouth gag
black gang bangs
young sexy teens
bbw phone sex
family gay
jizz swallow
lesbian white lingerie
hentai fuck
teens at the beach
male animal sex
chubby girls having sex
wife black cock
courteney cox naked
female apartment wrestling
huge tits teacher
tranny many
latex masks halloween
gay fat cocks
freckled boobs
brazilian porn stars
roll to roll hot foil label machines
student fucks teacher
from fist to last
disney penis
furry artwork adult
indian naked
boba fett toys
adult thumbnail post
orgasm dildo
hard gay dick
brazil firewall router block port
asian thong gallery
labanese gay chat
teen hitchikers
topless sunbathing voyeur
smoking zyban
nudist nudism beach girls
tattooed nipples
closeup pussy shaved cunt
big tits bikini
youn girl and big stud

Hillary Should Bow Out

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Personally, I don’t like to knock the distinguished Senator from New York and former First Lady when it comes to politics. And yet this post is all about politics and reality. The Democrat Party is united in one message, no more Bush! That is a concept that we all can agree on. Something that makes your blood boil and your heart race in anger as you contemplate the unbelievable morphisim of Senator John McCain over the last couple of years into a George W. Bush clone. The war in Iraq and Afghanistan is a total wag the dog hypocrisy created by Bush and Cheney and the soldiers coming home in caskets continue on a daily basis simply because they serve our nation.

Do we as Democrat’s want more of this or do we want to pick one another’s pockets to see what deep dark secrets our candidates really have? Do we as Democrat’s want to see our political party dissolved and lose the next election because the opponent on the Republican side loaded his gun with the ammunition we supplied willingly? As many main stream media pundits have pointed out, Hillary Clinton can not win the nomination from the Democrat Party. Mathematically, it is impossible and yet she continues for the sake of what? Being right? Being a political party contender? Or simply for believing that the Clinton political machine will come through for her? That isn’t going to happen. The votes are not there for her, the delegates are not there for her and the ride is over.

Bill Clinton destroyed the Clinton political machine with the disgrace he brought to the Presidency. What Bill did should not reflect on Hillary but it does whether she or you like it or not. People see a cheater, a liar, a man that looked us all straight in the eye and told us all that he did not have sexual relations with Monica Lewinski. What part Hillary had to do with what is irrelevant. Bill Clinton lied, destroyed the trust of the people in doing so and is now a President that achieved such great heights but the matter still comes down to the blue dress evidence. Again, not Hillary’s fault.

Politics is a very strange business and Hillary Clinton has given this a good run. I respect her gumption for sticking in it for so long but her place is in the Senate from the great state of New York. From that post she can do much good and use her skills to work across party lines to unify a divided nation. From that spot she can make change possible with one voice among many with a hammer as strong as her personal convictions.

For the good of the Democrat Party, Hillary Clinton should bow out in an honorable manner. If she and her husband the former President, are in fact true Democrat’s, then they both know that the unification of all Democrat’s is the most important fact facing America today. This nation can not survive another President in the pocket of big business and the industrial military complex. Those free range pigs need to be rounded up and brought back to the family farm so to speak.

Hillary and Barack are alike when it comes to all of the issues and if the outcome of the election process is that our political party is too divided over personal issues then who wins? Answer the door because John McCain is knocking on the door of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Is that what we want as a political party?

Papamoka

Feel free to link to this post or borrow it…

Originally posted at Papamoka Straight Talk

bdsm toy
filipina escorts
indian sluts
milf ruby
bbw pregnant
squirting dyke bukkake
huge cock facial
pt reality models
teens first orgasm
britney spears up skirt
spanking comics
roll to roll hot foil label machines
literotica stories
rape me nirvana
teacher big boobs
nude swim
lacey duvalle pregnant
lipitor sore tongue hard
boss fuck
Discovering The Girl Next Door-3
mr. big dicks hot chicks
nice upskirt
girls in bikini pics
Manhammer-5 CD-2
transsexual pantyhose
gag gift molds
fucked by dog
fisting extreme
goth ffm
family incest cartoons
really funny shit
massage miami school student
sexy lesbians using strapon
free lolita movies
bi sex porn
drunk vip girls
fuck the bitch lyrics
hustler magazine constructin workers
asian sex mpegs
furry artwork adult
Lethal Latinas-3 CD-1
girls gone wild free mpeg
secretary sexy sucks boss dick
petite porn stars
party boy theme song mp3
strip club cams
kaitlin olsen naked
petite fisting
latina round ass fucked hard
Supercore-Backroads CD-2
jennifer love hewitt paparazzi
sandra teen micro bikini
amateur 01 jpg
college lesbian
ashley olsen naked
surgery fenugreek breast enlargement
pregnant wives
huge dildo monster big
naruto hentai free
first anal teen
olsen and nude
milf mothers
mature wearing stockings
apartamentos en granada
double cock suck
bigtits boss
coed handjob
how do you make nylon horse halters
kelly handjob
ebony cohf
incest preteen
porn access
boys wearing pants below the butt
deep fry chicken
shower twinks
lesbian sex orgies
gay dick suck
naked girls making out
hot black nurses lesbians
upskirt new
vin diesel naked
disney incest
petite teen thumbs
celebrity nipple slip
does jacking off stunt the growth of a penis
free wives gallery
boys spanked
nude student photos
homemade masturbation toys
camping sex
free college sluts
nudists shaved
slutty women
devils own foot infantry
free pantyhose samples
hot lapdance brunette on blonde
key to oral communication
panty boys
anal facial
official military personnel files
creampie xxx
enormous hard ons
ex-girlfriend oral sluts
student apartment search
gothic vampire myspace layouts
pink teen lips
office girls wearing short skirts
deep river mp3
hand foot and mouth disease
tongue in pussy ffm threesome
gay toon sex
sexy blonde fuck
personal home sex videos
dump the pussy
fuck daughter
sexy nude blonde
young nude girls
inuyasha deep forest
Scandinavian Fuckfest Onanishow
ghost boot disk failure
sexcam gratis
black gang bangs
oregon family dentistry
ai yori aoshi hentai
oriental facials
cute little boobs
wet stockings nylons fully clothed pissinng
flashing wife
MILF Fever-6
hentai fuck
free midget porn pictures
cigarette girl costume
extreme camel toe
vintage riding boots
paypal sexcams
vagina cam
gay foot parties
free teacher pussy licking vids
shaved bald ladies
big fat ass
lesbian teen movies
wet hairy cunt
animal rape
hustler virtual girl
hard disk data recovery
black teenage girls
cum inside cunt
male to female sex change
monster cock anime
pure handjob
sexy blonde fuck
silvia tug job
pantyhose cock
chicks with stockings
coed nude track meet galleries
wholesale dog nylon slip lead
free naked celebrities
bronco bull sex machine
tight teen ass
mom strips for son

“Live Within Your Means!”

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Talk about mixed signals. This article is basically lecturing people about sticking to a budget. Of course it’s good advice, especially with the housing crisis, credit crisis, the tanking economy…

But a huge percentage of our economy is based on discretionary consumer spending. Where would we be without it?

Every year starting in late November, tens of millions of Americans go into a crazed, foaming-at-the-mouth shopping frenzy. They spend money they don’t have, to buy a bunch of expensive presents nobody needs, just so they can impress people they don’t even like.

And while this mad stampede is going on, millions of business owners are terrified — mortified. They’re scared shitless that this year’s shopping stampede might not be quite as frenzied as last year’s.

If everyone started living within a budget and buying only what they could afford, this country would go through cold turkey that no junkie ever imagined. It would’ve been better if this whole credit/debt concept had never been adopted. But now that we’re in this mess, what’s the best way to get out?

There was an excellent TV series a few years ago — American Dreams (2002-04). It was about an extended family in Philadelphia during the early 1960s. The father owned a TV store. One day another merchant was telling him about this revolutionary new phenomenon: credit cards. The TV store owner said “What, somebody’s gonna pay more for something just so he can have it now instead of waiting ‘til he can afford it? No way!”

[sigh] if only…

Now that more Americans are being forced to live within their means, maybe the government could try the same thing. Riiight. After all, credit and bankruptcy counselors have to lay out strict merciless budgets for their clients. If any item isn’t absolutely crucial — Ixnay! Imagine somebody telling our reckless president:

“I’m sorry George, you just can’t afford to invade any more countries. Look at this multi-trillion dollar debt you’ve run up. Look at this shit! What were you thinking??”

And while we’re at it, can we afford to keep spending billions of dollars on some asshole’s “Family Values” agenda?

“War on Drugs? Are you crazy? You’ve spent yourself into bankruptcy trying to enforce your “values” onto everybody else. Not one more cent for your Morality Industrial Complex. Nope, I don’t want to hear it.”

Why Spitzer Had to Go?

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Here’s another one sent to me by Chris – this time by my son Chris rather than my friend-since-ninth-grade Chris: http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/291.html As the link points out, the takedown of Elliott Spitzer for admittedly sleazy behavior, using what should have been confidential FBI information, took place shortly after he publicly pointed out the role of the Bush administration in creating the subprime mortgage mess by blocking the efforts of the state attorneys general to regulate lenders and investigate predatory lending. It sort of reminds me of the way Nixon used the IRS as his personal political hit team against people that made his enemies list.

God Loves Guns

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

Based on the President’s Easter benediction, you would think God loves guns. Certainly, it’s plain: God loves strong military might.

On Easter, we hold in our hearts those who will be spending this holiday far from home — our troops on the front lines. I deeply appreciate the sacrifices that they and their families are making. America is blessed with the world’s greatest military, made up of men and women who fulfill their responsibilities with dignity, humility, and honor. Their dedication is an inspiration to our country and a cause for gratitude this Easter season.

God Bless America, may she always be right!

…..

…..

…..psst…what are you doing looking down here….yes, May God Bless America and may she always be right….That’s what I typed….

……..

………………..

psstt….why do you continue to scroll down…what? We weren’t right about WMD in Iraq? My goodness, do you think we are on shaky ground here?

…………………

…………….

Psst…why do you keep scrolling down….God does live the Military, particularly ours. God thus, must love guns, no? Am I wrong?

……………………

…………………..

Allah Akbar!

The Big Dick Flips Off America

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Cheney Flipping Off the American PeopleThere’s no doubt the Bush administration has an awfully high opinion of itself. The president once famously said that he couldn’t think of a mistake he’d made in office. But The Big DickTM? He has mondo-hubris.

Listen to this exchange:

Reporter: “Two-thirds of Americans say it’s not worth fighting (the War of Error), and they’re looking at the value gain versus the cost in American lives, certainly, and Iraqi lives.”

Cheney: “So?”

Reporter: “So - you don’t care what the American people think?”

Cheney: “No, I think you cannot be blown off course by the fluctuations in the public opinion polls. Think about what would have happened if Abraham Lincoln had paid attention to polls, if they had had polls during the Civil War. He never would have succeeded if he hadn’t had a clear objective, a vision for where he wanted to go, and he was willing to withstand the slings and arrows of the political wars in order to get there.”

Um, Dick? I’ve studied Abraham Lincoln and let me tell you, you’re no Abraham Lincoln. I’m suspicious that you’re not even human.

Using your logic, as long as a person “has a clear objective, a vision for where he wants to go” he can do as he damn well pleases. He can ignore advice. He can show contempt for his nation and the laws that govern it. He can play the iceberg to the Titanic. Heck, he can even just toddle off on his buddy’s boat for a day of fishing as people die in the place he just left behind.

Dick, the model for that sort of behavior isn’t Lincoln, it’s Saddam Hussein. You know, that guy you went over to kick out? The one who was a baaad, baaad man who needed to be dealt with? The one who so threatened you? Surely you remember him. He was the one with the WMD that only appears after you sprinkle lemon juice on them.

Dick, I’m going to engage in some of your logic. Here’s my “clear objective and vision”: you are a dangerously megalomaniacal imbecile. You are also a man who deserves to be tossed into the trash bin of loony politicians who became so full of themselves they forgot to adhere to the “polls” that really count - the elections - the elections that put their cholesterol filled, arrogance-fattened asses in office.

I’m sad to say that I respect Saddam Hussein more than you and your idiot savant friend, George DicklessTM. At least Saddam never pretended to be anything other than what he was - a bragging despotic tyrant.

More’s the pity I can’t say the same thing for you.

Cross posted at The Omnipotent Poobah Speaks!

Fox News: Tool of The Devil, Tool Of The Right

Friday, March 21st, 2008

News? You be the judge:

“Icky?” Karl Rove is a happy man every time he has lunch with Rupert Murdoch.

The Madness of King George

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Our F*ck Up-in-Chief likes to portray himself as a bold leader who keeps his head while all around him lose theirs. That’s true enough as far as it goes. He’s certainly bold - although brazen might be a better word - and he does steadfastly keep his head. The only problem is that it’s empty.

More than once, people have wondered about the cranial pea he keeps rolling around. First he was criticized for living in a bubble and then conservative pundits like Joe Scarborough began to wonder aloud if he was stupid. Even Nelson Mandella posited that he “couldn’t think correctly” and several foreign ministers have remarked on their low esteem for the boob.

I’m currently reading Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President, by psychologist Justin Frank. In the book, Frank does a little forensic psychology to see if he can determine just why the president seems so bat-shit crazy. Frank definitely has an anti-Bush point of view so I take what he says with a grain of salt. However, many of the things he discusses in the book match up well with known events and continue to surface four years after Frank wrote the book.

The Psychotic Break Begins
Now five years along in Iraq, I used to think his reassurances that Iraq was going swimmingly were just the rants of a craven politician angling for better poll numbers. Now I wonder if those weren’t the first clear signs that he wasn’t just disingenuous, he was literally in the throes of a psychotic break.

(more…)

Charlie Rose: Paul Volker On Bear Stearns Bailout

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volker appeared on the Charlie Rose show last evening to discuss the recent actions to bailout Bear Stearns. Volker points out that the actions were unprecedented and he cautions that doing so may be an argument for greater regulation of investment houses like Stearns.

Volker’s remarks were focused on his concern that we are witnessing a transformation in the financial market. As such, he argues that it is time to review the mechanisms we have in place to insure that the economy is being protected from the bad decisions of these newly emerging financial players.

Volker doesn’t believe that the Federal Reserve should play a larger part in the regulatory process; rather he contends that they were forced to step into the void with regards to Bear Stearns. Volker suggests that the regulatory process should originate with our elected representatives.

The problem with that equation (even though I agree with Volker) is that the influence of the players in the financial market is daunting…and nothing provides better evidence of this influence than the recent rewriting of bankruptcy laws making it far more difficult for individuals to walk away from debt. Unfortunately, it appears that our government is on the precipice of bailing out the same financial institutions that sought to limit the options for relief by financially strapped citizens.

Yes, the GOP likes to be seen as opposing handouts and welfare…except when it is directed to those corporations that ante up each election cycle. The welfare reform enacted under the Clinton administration was one of the first steps in this shift towards escalating corporate welfare. If this trend continues, be prepared for further financial calamities of greater proportion…with astronomically more acute consequences.

Cross-posted at Thought Theater

Paint me Skeptical

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

15-famous-drunks.jpg
Reading over a fluff piece on CNN about preferences of beer vs. wine drinkers for political candidates, I came across this:

Overall, 28 percent of all Americans say they prefer beer to wine and 31 percent say they would rather have a glass of wine than a bottle of brew. (The rest claim that they never drink under any circumstances.) — CNN

41% teetotal???? Having spent time in the grocery store at least once a week for-freaking-ever, I have to say the beer and wine jiggling down the conveyors doesn’t lend itself to that conclusion, and I live in the south. So, tell me, do you think that 41% figure holds water in your neck of the woods?

Picture via Danny Hellman Illustration Blog
Famous Drunks, starting in the lower left corner, progressing from left to right, bottom to top: Charles Bukowski, Tallulah Bankhead, Oliver Reed, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Jackie Gleason, Brendan Behan, The Pogues’ Shane McGowan, Ozzy Osborne, Winston Churchill, Kingsley Amis, Guided By Voices’ Robert Pollard, Red Sox pitcher David Wells, Modern Drunkard publisher Frank Kelly Rich, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner.


Fish.Travel