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  • Bureaucracy gone wild: the US Senate edition

    07/25/2010 11:40:12 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 10 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | July 25th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    At the beginning there was the desk. Actually 48 desks that New York cabinet maker Thomas Constantine made for the Senate Chamber at newly reconstructed Capitol building in 1819. The US Senators actually did their work on that desk. They were all together in the Senate Chamber...In 100 years the space for books was doubled and ventilation was added to the work space. The things really got out of control at the beginning of the twentieth century. The tiny red mahogany desks were the Senate primary working space until the first Senate office building opened in 1909. ...in 1941...
  • Obama admits the unemployment situation in America is horrific

    07/19/2010 9:36:06 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 35 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | July 19th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    President Obama described the horror of unemployment in remarks on unemployment benefits: " We need to pass it for men like Jim Chukalas, who’s with me today, and who worked as a parts manager at a Honda dealership until about two years ago. Jim has posted resumes everywhere, and even gone door-to-door looking for jobs, but hasn’t gotten a single interview. He’s trying to be strong for his two young kids, but now that he’s exhausted his unemployment benefits, that’s getting harder to do...We need to pass it for all the Americans who haven’t been able to find work...
  • Obama bows to Stalin and The Great Patriotic War

    06/25/2010 6:38:17 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 22 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 25th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    It is amazing to see how happy and glowing Barack Obama is every time he has talks with Russia. It is nauseating! America just got over the fact that he took his daughters on a trip of all places to Moscow the first time he step foot there. What kind of American father-in-chief takes his kids on vacation to Russia? What do you tell the kids: Here is Kremlin; some of the worst dictators and mass-murderers in the history of the world walked in these hallways? Did Obama explain this to his kids? They looked pretty happy running in...
  • When bureaucrats give advice on fatherhood… and cupcakes

    06/24/2010 6:48:35 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 4 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 24th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    The new US government Fatherhood.gov is full with helpful tips: Take Time to Be a Dad Today Tips Bake a cake, cupcakes, or cookies with your children. Following directions and measuring ingredients help improve children’s reading and math skills. What a sweet way for children to learn while spending time with you. Let’s see how this would work: OK, honey, go relax; I am planning to have some Dad-time with the boys. We’ll bake some cup-cakes. What is that thing in the jar? Which one is the sugar? It doesn’t say ‘sugar’ on it! Don’t worry, I got that. We...
  • Operation Desert Foxes: the Arabs are counting the hours before the clash with the USA

    06/22/2010 6:25:27 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 21st, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    ‘48 hours before the match Algeria – Unites States’ is the title of the Algerian newspaper La Tribune yesterday morning capturing the mood before the final game in group C of the World Cup soccer between the Desert Foxes and the Sons of Sam on Wednesday, June 23, 10 am ET. According to the paper: The two teams have no room for calculations: only a win will lead to the next round. This situation clearly gives advantage to the Americans who are very focused on the offensive. This is clearly not typical for the Algerian eleven who under the...
  • In defense of Alvin Greene

    06/17/2010 8:12:58 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 13 replies · 271+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 17th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    If we are not free to choose wrongly and irresponsibly, we are not free at all. So back off the Greene guy, you Democrats. The man won fair and square the primary in South Carolina. America is a free country. All kinds of people were able to govern through the history. The requirements to be a US Senator are for the person to be mostly human and of certain age – Alvin the Man is totally within the frame. The law does not prohibit us the “small” and “stupid” people to run for office. Even the requirements are not carved...
  • Barbara Boxer: these breasts are not natural

    06/14/2010 9:07:20 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 23 replies · 1,210+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 14th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer is on a quest against misleading labeling. I am not talking about her Republican rival in the California election Carly Fiorina labeling Boxer’s hair “Sooo yesterday” . I am talking about labeling the breasts and other chicken parts by the manufacturers as “Natural”. The truth for the consumers is that those breasts and thighs in the grocery meat fridge might not be all bird. They are plumped! Pumped up! Procedures include injecting the breasts with up to 15 percent water, salt and elements of seaweed. It is all legal and the processors insist that it...
  • Robert Gates: John Wayne – one of my favorite philosophers

    06/13/2010 2:34:14 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 13 replies · 378+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 13th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    T’is the season when bunches of young people here and there sit in fancy graduation robes and hats and listen to the advice some important person is giving them in a commencement address... he Defense Secretary Robert Gates spoke at the Kaiserslautern High School in Germany, a school composed mostly of children of US service members and Foreign Service officers. It is a fascinating speech and I recommend to President Obama to spare a minute to read it. The overwhelming theme of the Obama reign has been the ‘Open Gov: Transparency, Participation, Collaboration’. There is a reason why this...
  • USA 1 England 1, Joe Biden distracts the team

    06/12/2010 1:27:46 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 13 replies · 538+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 12th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    4 min Gerrard (ENG) 40 min Dempsey (USA) The USA and England did not hold back and took every opportunity to go after the prey. The Sons of Sam gave their best while dancing with the lions. There was shirt pulling, ribs crashing, lips bleeding and mostly ball kicking. The match was a good excuse to have a beer and perfect way to release some anger over being oiled by British Petroleum. Team USA was armed only with soccer skills, shin guards and cups and President Obama did not drone anybody in the aftermath. At least the Americans were...
  • How Money and Media could help

    06/12/2010 6:47:25 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 3 replies · 85+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 12th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Waiting for BP to stop the oil leak and for somebody to score a goal at the soccer World Cup is very unsatisfying experience. How about trying some problem-solving the American way? Money is one of the best incentives proven to move dead souls in the right direction. It will be easier with the soccer... Put a golden brick inside the net and if you hit it – it is yours. Even the goalies will be in attacking. There will be also more fist fights on the field. After all, the most memorable moment of the last World Cup was...
  • YouCut proposals for the week

    06/10/2010 10:19:50 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 6 replies · 45+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 10th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    The Republican Whip in the House Eric Cantor posted the proposals for spending cuts for the week on his YouCut web page. The public is encouraged to vote and the winning idea will be voted on the floor - for real. - Sell Excess Federal Property Potential savings of up to $15 billion- Terminate Duplicative Federal Bicycle and Walking Program Saves $183 million a year or $1.8 billion over ten years- Terminate New Federal Truck Parking Facilities Program Saves $6.25 million a year- Terminate Security Funding for Private Bus Companies Saves $12 million a year ($120 million over ten...
  • Obama and Hayward: whose response is it anyway?

    06/08/2010 10:16:43 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 8 replies · 43+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 8th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    BP CEO Tony Hayward and President Obama don’t talk to each other which is strange on many levels. However it looks like their speech writers collaborate because both leaders in the Gulf spill disaster sound like they spend hours together making their story straight. Let’s compare the messages coming from BP and the White house: We’ve helped organize the largest environmental response in this country’s history. More than 2 million feet of boom, 30 planes, and over 1,300 boats are working to protect the shoreline. Where oil reaches the shore, thousands of people are ready to clean it up. -...
  • World Cup? Soccer? Women or Men?

    06/04/2010 10:58:12 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 20 replies · 380+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 4th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    The world will be football soon… I mean the World Cup... The rest of the world knows what I mean, but this is not the case in the USA where 1-out-of-3 Americans don’t even know what sport will be played in the World Cup in South Africa next week. A new Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 66% of adults in the USA correctly identify soccer as the sport played in the World Cup competition. 3% guess it is about baseball and 1% each vote for tennis, hockey or golf. 28% admit honestly that they are not sure what sport will...
  • BP oil spill commission: the oldest Washington stunt in the book

    06/02/2010 7:58:27 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 6 replies · 231+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 2nd, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Barack Obama promised us leadership not commissions when he was running for President: Just today, Senator McCain offered up the oldest Washington stunt in the book – you pass the buck to a commission to study the problem. But here’s the thing – this isn’t 9/11. We know how we got into this mess. What we need now is leadership that gets us out. I’ll provide it, John McCain won’t, and that’s the choice for the American people in this election. America took him for his word. Instead the President keeps pulling commission after commission out of his sleeves.The...
  • How to steal everybody’s money in seven steps

    06/01/2010 7:12:52 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 9 replies · 618+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 1st, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    The United Kingdom is drowning in debt. A radical plan how to get rid of the problem is proposed by the Cobdence Center. If you find a flaw in the plan you will get £1,000 reward. It is not the latest spam coming to your e-mail from the UK. It is a real plan that is endorsed by economists and politicians like the member of the British Parliament Steven Baker. In just seven steps £850 billion magically appear in the system and allow the Great Britain to pay off the debt.. The plan starts with the government printing approx £850...
  • The Junk Shot turns into Top Kill: what took so long?

    05/27/2010 8:48:33 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 23 replies · 796+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | May 27th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    May 10, Associated Press reports: A junk shot would be followed by cement to seal the leak and the technique is something company officials said they might try next week. The junk shot was not tried the next week, but 16 days later under the name of Top Kill. Right after President Obama allegedly screamed: “Plug the damn hole”. The Coast Guard approved the Junk Shot called Top Kill operation. The question folks will be asking while soaking in oil trying to rescue the US Gulf Coast is: What took you so long? Let’s take a look at the time...
  • “Plug the damn hole” jokes

    05/26/2010 2:59:22 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 15 replies · 594+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | May 26th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    ‘Plug that damn hole’ is not an advertising for the new iTampons but an alleged quote by President Obama commenting on the BP oil spill. However, the right wing bloggers are probably taking the phrase out of context. May be the President was reading the title of the porn video that the federal oil regulators were watching while vacationing on the dime of the companies that they were supposed to be regulating. May be he was referring to the doughnut hole that the oppressive imperialistic capitalists created so they can make you pay for air. May be he was giving...
  • Obama’s Top Officials Response Team on the BP oil spill is lacking credibility

    05/26/2010 9:13:19 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 14 replies · 491+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | May 26th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Thousands of good people are working all across the Gulf of Mexico to fight the ecological disaster caused by the BP oil spill. Unfortunately we rarely see those everyday heroes. Instead we watch the waffling of the Obama administration top officials respond team... Lisa Jackson –the Administrator of EPA is one of the most hated officials in America. She showed total disrespect for the people of this country. When the public outrage was building during ClimateGate and the cap-and-trade bill was not able to go through the US Senate Lisa Jackson issued an executive order declaring the carbon dioxide...
  • Giant Ocean Monster caught on the BP oil spill camera

    05/24/2010 5:25:04 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 22 replies · 2,084+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | May 24th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    We continue to hold BP responsible as the responsible party. But we are on them, watching them! This is how Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano described the federal involvement in cleaning the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico today. No kidding! The Obama administration is doing exactly this: watching BP from the sidelines. In fact we are all watching. There is a camera next to the crack in the pipe and we all are watching live deadly oil gushing into the ocean. As a teen I used to look for the Loch Ness monster on the live...
  • Weiner Facts about the BP oil spill

    05/24/2010 8:16:05 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 10 replies · 387+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | May 24th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    Congressman Antony Weiner has a beef with Glenn Beck and his radio and TV sponsor Goldline... To explain it to Weiner: it is the same like politician’s campaign contributions. If BP gives millions in campaign cash to ‘Barack Obama for America’ so he can become US President it does not mean that Obama is working for them even if they profit from his world view and executive decisions. Even if the President chooses to help BP by not closing their leaking oil well forever we are not allowed to say that he did it because he took campaign money from...