Watching all the Valentine commercials they have a single message:

Buy your woman X and she will have sex with you

Let me give my fellow guys a clue. If your lady isn’t willing or interested to give you sex a stuffed Bear, set of pajamas or a rock isn’t going to make her interested.

If you are going to pay for it, pay for it. Craig’s list is full capitalists people who will put out for money without cluttering the house. If you want to give your lady something do so because you love them.

I’ve been complaining the nonsense that is the stimulus bill and the misgoverning moves that the president has made.

And one thing stands out. He DID win. We collectively did vote for Obama we asked for this. To paraphrase President Bush he may have won 54% of the vote but he won 100% of the presidency.

We don’t have the votes in either house so we have to hold a large mirror so when things happen the way they do, we can answer them.

Bit of a headache this morning and starting the day with Joe yelling isn’t the way to go.

6:30 a.m. Joe is very very angry, ready for the Network sequel.

6:40 a.m. Both he and Barnicle make the point that Geitner should know better.

6:55 a.m. I don’t get the fuss about dog shows. I like dogs but this is weird.

7:00 a.m. “Masterful performance?” Did they listen to him promising goodies to people yesterday?

7:03 a.m. Americans don’t care about pork, they do when they are paying for it.

7:08 a.m. Does anyone know what the Atlantic Counsel actually does? Does anyone care?

7:12 a.m. You know I really thought that with a new administration we wouldn’t see much of Hegel anymore since there was no Bush to bash. Wishful thinking I guess.

7:23 a.m. Money party: “He soiled the bed”

7:27 a.m. Joe does his Jack Welch, Mika breaks up.

7:29 a.m. You can’t defer to treasury when he has nothing to say.

7:45 a.m. Boxer says an energy bill and a Global warming bill in a few weeks. Joy.

7:47 a.m. If we can’t do all these things at once Sen why does this bill have so much extra stuff?

8:02 a.m. Here comes the lynchings bank hearings. The news segment says that they guys want to pay back as soon as soon as they can so they can’t be told what to do.

8:05 a.m. Conservatism is dead? Bullshit. You are giving a New York Times guys saying conservatism is dead and you are giving it credence?

8:07 a.m. Weren’t people saying that liberalism was dead a few years back? The NYT is more likely to die before conservatism.

8:15 a.m. Scarborough quotes Andrew Sullivan as a counter, you know it would be nice if they brought on an actual conservative like a Jonah Goldberg or a Michelle Malkin when saying this stuff.

8:25 a.m. Shock democratic strategist decided republicans are wrong to vote against their pork bill.

8:30 a.m. My head is splitting that is enough Joe for today.

Listening to Rush while I work on a customer’s system I’m getting worried as people are asking the government for Stoves, cars, unemployment to cover 100% of pay and extra work benefits.

I’m also worried by college students who can’t talk but I digress…

You know it is very easy to sit back and collect unemployment, particularly if you are able to cover the bills with it. If you make it easy and comfortable then people aren’t going to be inclined to go out and find work.

Once people decide that the government is going to give them everything we are finished, and remember a government big enough to give you everything is big enough to take it all away.

Had things to do so haven’t livebloged morning joe today.

8:04 a.m. A-Rod is no fool, contrition extends his value as a player.

8:07 a.m. Of course to Bob Herbert to oppose president Obama’s policy you are Taliban, the beheaders.

8:24 a.m. No earmarks? We’re back to the era of the meaning of the word is is.

8:38 a.m. Carol King environmentalism yada yada yada

8:50 a.m. Peter Gammons was as always great. I didn’t miss the best part of the day

There seems to be a fair amount of people who don’t agree with my plan of doing nothing. Who will not be inspired unless actual government action takes place. For all those people here is my personal plan B for recovery:

Step 1 Stopgap measures for immediate relief:

1. Extension of unemployment benefits.
An additional 13-26 weeks of unemployment is funded federally. This will buy time for the other actions to take place and or effect. This will keep people currently looking for a job from defaulting on bills or going on aid, hurting the economy and depressing business.

2. Repeal of payroll tax indexed to the unemployment rate:
Set a sliding scale where the payroll tax would be reduced and/or deleted based on the current unemployment rate. This would not only effect all workers but can be scaled based on the current rate so a proper balance can be made between taxation and relief.

3. 3 month infrastructure review:
Each state will be required to in 3 months present a report on the current state of infrastructure prioritizing the most critical projects. The states will do this individually and will be granted a limited amount of funds to do this. This will accomplish two different things:

a. It will give a list of actual projects and costs that will be publicly presented and prioritized. Considering the emergency this will also allow people on the state level closest to the issues to make these decisions

b. It will give time to study and have hearings on any other potential recovery/stimulus/tax cut ideas without rushing a bill, thus people can make the case for their opinions with proper review.

Step 2 Stimulus funding:

4. Funding:
Once the reviews are done the specific projects will be funded. Projects selected will be based on the priorities set by the states with electoral vote being the tiebreaker projects will be federally funded. States will be given the choice of 90% funding with no adjustment for any future overruns or 75% federal funding with 20% overrun protection.

In addition any other funding/tax breaks etc that has gone through committee successfully can now get their votes.

The advantages over the current situation are huge:

All funding is reviewed and get actual hearing on the local and state level. It is defended or rejected accordingly

Relief to the newly unemployed and the still working takes place at once.

Since major funding is delayed 3 months it gives us flexibility to react to market or other actions that come up before the day.

It gives a specific time table, markets love time tables and certainty.

I still rather have my plan A but never let it be said that I don’t have a backup.

Via Israellycool Rowan Laxton a high-ranking British diplomat. Who made the big mistake:

Stunned staff and gym members allegedly heard him shout: ‘F**king Israelis, f**king Jews’. It is alleged he also said Israeli soldiers should be ‘wiped off the face of the earth’.

His rant reportedly continued even after he was approached by other gym users.

After a complaint was made to police, Mr Laxton was arrested for inciting religious hatred through threatening words and behaviour and bailed until late next month.

His big mistake was not saying publicly what a lot of Europeans actually think. At the rate things are going hated of Jews is going to outstrip Soccer as the favorite sport of Europe. His mistake was saying it while being a white European, not a Muslim.

If he had converted he might have had a chance to avoid charges but believe me if he was not a white European the other people in that Gym would have been too afraid to say a word.

That’s a real horrible thing to say, what’s much more horrible is it is true.

I’m not a fan of speech laws, I think this idiot should have the right to be as much of an idiot as he wants but if you are going to have stuff like this, enforce it on everyone.

Can you find a parallel between illegal aliens and the mafia? I see one that should exist.

One things you notice about mafia or any large organization is the acceptance of the threat of organized crime and jail. This is one of the dangers of the job. The mafia guys all know that arrest and jail comes with the turf, they try to avoid it but they know that it is the price for the money.

It’s not a source of whining it is the way it is.

One of the things that hit me about illegal immigration and angers me is the idea that the risk of arrest and deportation is unfair. That we are somehow wrong in enforcing the existing laws.

I’ll say this bluntly: If I was in Mexico and had kids I’d do everything i could by hook or crook to get here. If I had a pregnant wife I’d do all I could to get my kid born in the US and be a US citizen. Particularly with the violence and drug wars that are going on now. The laws of the US be damned! I’d also take advantage of anything or anyone that kept me here too. I don’ blame them.

But likewise they shouldn’t blame us for having and enforcing the laws. This is part of the risk. If you are going to do this don’t expect us to be celebrating you for breaking the law. Don’t expect bailout money and don’t expect things to change at home when people run away from it either.

If you want the rewards then you have to accept the risks that come with it.

Update: Was this post timely or what:

An Arizona man who has waged a 10-year campaign to stop a flood of illegal immigrants from crossing his property is being sued by 16 Mexican nationals who accuse him of conspiring to violate their civil rights when he stopped them at gunpoint on his ranch on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Roger Barnett, 64, began rounding up illegal immigrants in 1998 and turning them over to the U.S. Border Patrol, he said, after they destroyed his property, killed his calves and broke into his home.

What a crock.

It looks like the new talking point is that the GOP are hypocrites and have to business being critical of the bill.

Note that the argument is not that they are wrong it is now all about the spending of the last 8 years. Lets ignore the fact that the Fannie Mae mess is a wholly owned subsidy of the Democratic party.

Lets ignore the money for Acorn

A multi-million dollar liberal non-profit activist conglomerate reportedly under federal investigation may get a big piece of the economic recovery stimulus pie now under consideration by Congress.

It’s the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – the infamous ACORN.

That’s right. ACORN, the activist group that has been implicated in voter fraud and registration deception in at least 14 states may get the financial bailout it needs to pull off another round of schemes in the next election season.

Or that the Tarp money has gone God knows where:

“What remains almost entirely opaque, however, is what has been done with the TARP money,” Barofsky says in January letter to Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. “If the American taxpayer is to be expected to fund this extraordinary effort to stabilize the financial system, it is not unreasonable that the public and its representatives in Congress have some understanding as to how those funds have been used by the recipients.”

Ignore all of this; Lets just remember that the GOP spent money poorly so this bill should pass. If we fall for this we deserve everything we get out of it.