Thursday, January 31, 2013
A little advance planning would have prevented this.
Actually, a fascinating find.
Things my brother sent me: burned biscuits
It seems that Martin Bashir has caught a case of "yellow fever;" not wanting to defend his lies via a version of a tape that was edited.
The "Semi-Official" news organs.
Reporters [asked] what Mr. Morsi what he meant when in the video he referred to Jews and Zionists as "the descendants of apes and pigs." Mr. Morsi said his comments were taken out of context.
Buzz Feed has a sense of humor? Who knew?
From the comments:
In what bizzaro world did the Washington Post ever have a “down-the-middle brand”?
Every cloud has a silver lining.TIME Inc. - the same publication that assured us Obama trickle-down government policies were the magic beans that would grow us into the lush life, begins 2013 with a round of massive layoffs.
This is the future of corruption and criminality — “The Chicago Way” — that Obama is bringing to America as a matter of policy.The city’s 42nd slaying is part of Chicago’s bloodiest January in more than a decade, following on the heels of 2012, which ended with more than 500 homicides for the first time since 2008. . . .About three blocks from Hadiya’s school, she and a group of 10-12 young people, including members of her volleyball team, had taken refuge under a canopy at a park to avoid the rain Tuesday afternoon. A man climbed a fence behind the park, ran at the group and started shooting, and then jumped back over the fence and into a white Nissan. The group scattered, but Hadiya was shot once in the back and a teenage boy was shot in the leg.
Banned in Detroit
Barack Obama: 'The future must not belong to those who insult the Prophet of Islam'.
Forget about al Qaeda, getting murdered in Chicago or being martyred as the ambassador to Libya, the real dangers are cats, showers and Republicans.
The perils that are now detected in Fluffy, or in the shower, or among Republicans in Congress are in stark but perhaps appropriate contrast to the almost unconcerned attitude the administration takes towards terrorism. Dewayne Wickham at USA Today writes that America is now backing a doomed French attempt to prevent al-Qaeda from taking over vast swathes of Africa.
The decline was a “surprise” according to the headline writers, who always seem surprised when anything bad happens in the age of Obama
Even as George Bush is a fading memory, it's still the Republicans' fault ...
What's making me very afraid is that the press is swallowing and regurgitating this and that people are actually eating this dog's breakfast.White House press secretary Jay Carney helpfully explained that investors were frightened by the appalling spectacle of Republicans in the House of Representatives balking at the president’s prudent plan of massive tax hikes and endless deficit spending during the recent “fiscal cliff” negotiations, and he even blamed the defense cuts on those notoriously anti-military Republicans. The reason the Republicans insist on such shenanigans, Carney further explained, is to make sure that “tax loopholes remain in place for corporate jet owners.”
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The New York Chapter of the NAACP is now a part of the soft drink industry's lawsuit against the city over the new ban and filed a brief last week that explained why they have a dog in the fight. Recognizing the Bloomberg administration's argument that black and Hispanic neighborhoods stood to benefit most from the ban, since those communities have the highest rates of obesity, the NAACP argued, "At its worst, the ban arbitrarily discriminates against citizens and small-business owners in African-American and Hispanic communities."
Obama blames George Bush.There are cash-strapped governments, and there are broke governments. And then there's Zimbabwe, which, after paying last week's government salaries, has just $217 in the bank. No, we didn't forget any zeroes to the end of that figure. Zimbabwe, the country that's home to some of the world's largest plutonium and diamond reserves, is literally as rich as a 14-year-old girl after a really good birthday party.
'Alcohol-Fueled Sex Parties Featuring Prostitutes'...
FLASHBACK: Feds Delayed Arrest of Menendez's Intern Until After Election...
For a democrat, it's a resume enhancer.
Things my brother sent me
Tim decided to tie the knot with his long time girlfriend.
One evening, after the honeymoon, he was assembling some loads for an upcoming hunt.
His wife was standing there at the bench watching him. After along period of silence she finally speaks.
Honey, I've been thinking, now that we are married I think it's time you quit hunting, shooting, hand loading, and fishing. Maybe you should sell your guns and boat.
Tim gets this horrified look on his face.
She says, "Darling, what's wrong?"
”There for a minute you were sounding like my ex-wife.”
"Ex wife!", she screams, "I didn't know you were married before!"
”I wasn't “
Replacing one Obama-bot with another. The Rolling Heads would be a good name for a rock band.
Labels: The Press
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Medicare - Part G
Our plan gives anyone 65 years or older a gun and 4 bullets. You are allowed to shoot four Politicians.
Of course, this means you will be sent to prison where you will get three meals a day, a roof over your head, central heating, air conditioning and all the health care you need!
Need new teeth? No problem. Need glasses? That's great. Need a new hip, knees, kidney, lungs or heart? They're all covered.
As an added bonus, your kids can come and visit you as often as they do now.
And who will be paying for all of this? It's the same government that just told you that they cannot afford for you to go into a home.
And you can get rid of 4 useless politicians while you're at it.
Plus, because you are a prisoner, you don't have to pay any income taxes anymore. Is this a great country or what?
Private enterprise has the ability to adapt faster than government has the ability to control. Until the guns come out.Yet as small enterprises approach 50 employees (or retreat back below that number), look for a significant number of them to concentrate on growing in revenues without ever again growing in employees. The result can be a wave of entrepreneurship, new company creation, business growth and economic freedom. Not a bad result when you consider that it will be spurred by the government's bid to keep America's businesses under its thumb.
Labels: The Press
They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English.
I can't even talk the way these people talk:
Why you ain't,
Where you is,
What he drive,
Where he stay,
Where he work,
Who you be...
And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.
And then I heard the father talk.
Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.
In fact you will never get any kind of job making a decent living.
People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an Education, and now we've got these knuckleheads walking around.
The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal.
These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids.
$500 sneakers for what?
And they won't spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.
I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit.
Where were you when he was 2?
Where were you when he was 12?
Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn't know that he had a
pistol? And where is the father? Or who is his father?
People putting their clothes on backward:
Isn't that a sign of something gone wrong?
People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn't that a sign of something?
Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body?
What part of Africa did this come from??
We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don't know a thing about Africa .....
I say this all of the time. It would be like white people saying they are European-American. That is totally stupid.
I was born here, and so were my parents and grand parents and, very likely my great grandparents. I don't have any connection to Africa, no more than white Americans have to Germany , Scotland , England , Ireland , or the Netherlands . The same applies to 99 percent of all the black Americans as regards to Africa . So stop, already! ! !
With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap ......... And all of them are in jail.
Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem.
We have got to take the neighborhood back.
People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different 'husbands' -- or men or whatever you call them now.
We have millionaire football players who cannot read.
We have million-dollar basketball players who can't write two paragraphs. We, as black folks have to do a better job.
Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you are hurting us.
We have to start holding each other to a higher standard..
We cannot blame the white people any longer.'
Labels: Virginian Pilot
Monday, January 28, 2013
A muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook has been spared a prison sentence after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless.
Adil Rashid, 18, claimed he was not aware that it was illegal for him to have sex with the girl because his education left him ignorant of British law.Yesterday Judge Michael Stokes handed Rashid a suspended sentence, saying: 'Although chronologically 18, it is quite clear from the reports that you are very naive and immature when it comes to sexual matters.'
Well, OK then.
"Before I Go"
Part of the reason this is happening is peer pressure. In our currently media environment -- where the media sees Obama as a WMD against the GOP and traditional American culture, the message has been sent that nothing should be done that might damage the president politically. In short, The Narrative must be: Obama does everything right, those who oppose him do everything wrong.
...it is a principle of economics that when you tax something, you get less of it. So if we're worried about revolving-door government, we should tax it, so as to get less of it.
Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, an American imprisoned in Iran on charges of evangelizing, was sentenced this morning to eight years in prison.
The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (UMTC) is set to hold an event this spring designed to help its female undergraduate students achieve more and greater orgasms.
'I GO SHOOTING ALL THE TIME'
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Oh, THAT adversarial press!
ABC interviews, forgets to ask about scandal...
"A disaster that is spreading throughout North Africa and even into Sub-Saharan Africa.
The events in Algeria also bring up, yet again, the consequences of the bizarre US and European policies in North Africa. Our overthrow of Qaddafi, at the behest of the EU, and our support for the overthrow of Mubarak have produced a disaster that is spreading throughout North Africa and even into Sub-Saharan Africa. The virus of Berserker Islam is spreading throughout the region. The once-effective counters to it, the unpleasant Mubarak and Muammar "Margarita of the Magreb" Qaddafi, are now gone. Our policy of seeking out defeat and throwing away victory is bearing fruit.Welcome to Obama's world. Can't wait for the next four years.
But The American Thinker if not part of the "media." So here's Matt Patterson in 2011...
Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world's largest economy, direct the world's most powerful military, execute the world's most consequential job?Imagine a future historian examining Obama's pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a "community organizer"; a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, so often did he vote "present"); and finally an unaccomplished single term in United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions. He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as legislator.And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama's "spiritual mentor"; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama's colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president?Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question recently in the Wall Street Journal:To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberaldom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass.Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass -- held to a lower standard -- because of the color of his skin. Podhoretz continues:And in any case, what did such ancient history matter when he was also articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said) "non-threatening," all of which gave him a fighting chance to become the first black president and thereby to lay the curse of racism to rest?Podhoretz puts his finger, I think, on the animating pulse of the Obama phenomenon -- affirmative action. Not in the legal sense, of course. But certainly in the motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and regulations, which are designed primarily to make white people, and especially white liberals, feel good about themselves.Unfortunately, minorities often suffer so that whites can pat themselves on the back. Liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which they are not qualified, yet take no responsibility for the inevitable poor performance and high drop-out rates which follow. Liberals don't care if these minority students fail; liberals aren't around to witness the emotional devastation and deflated self esteem resulting from the racist policy that is affirmative action. Yes, racist. Holding someone to a separate standard merely because of the color of his skin -- that's affirmative action in a nutshell, and if that isn't racism, then nothing is. And that is what America did to Obama.True, Obama himself was never troubled by his lack of achievements, but why would he be? As many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enough for the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois; he was told he was good enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate. All his life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step, in spite of ample evidence to the contrary. What could this breed if not the sort of empty narcissism on display every time Obama speaks?In 2008, many who agreed that he lacked executive qualifications nonetheless raved about Obama's oratory skills, intellect, and cool character. Those people -- conservatives included -- ought now to be deeply embarrassed. The man thinks and speaks in the hoariest of clichés, and that's when he has his teleprompter in front of him; when the prompter is absent he can barely think or speak at all. Not one original idea has ever issued from his mouth -- it's all warmed-over Marxism of the kind that has failed over and over again for 100 years.And what about his character? Obama is constantly blaming anything and everything else for his troubles. Bush did it; it was bad luck; I inherited this mess. It is embarrassing to see a president so willing to advertise his own powerlessness, so comfortable with his own incompetence. But really, what were we to expect? The man has never been responsible for anything, so how do we expect him to act responsibly?In short: our president is a small and small-minded man, with neither the temperament nor the intellect to handle his job. When you understand that, and only when you understand that, will the current erosion of liberty and prosperity make sense. It could not have gone otherwise with such a man in the Oval Office.But hey, at least we got to feel good about ourselves for a little while. And really, isn't that all that matters these days?
Friday, January 18, 2013
Gerard Vanderleun knows how to fix the fiscal crisis. Bailing Out The Tomb Boomers: "There's gold in them thar grannies."
Money, money, money. That's all you hear these days. Hundreds of billions, working on a trillion. Banks need a bailout. Cars need a bailout. Housing needs a bailout. You need a bailout. I need a bailout. Even President Obama needs a bailout from his bailout. Everywhere you go we're tapped out, busted, broke. Let's face it, we need money. It's time for tough choices and tougher love.Where, oh where, shall this money be found? It is to be found, it would seem, far out on the ocean of the future dead center in the Sargasso Sea of debt. But why borrow from the future when you can simply liquidate under-performing assets in the present? Isn't it better to turn useless stuff you've got just lying around into cash than to take on new debt? Especially if a lot of the new debt is going to pay off the old debt? Of course it is.The rush to borrow from the future ignores some very tangible assets here at home that could be used to give us all, citizens and government alike, a very nice hit from the money machine.Traveling through Florida, as I have been for some weeks, you see these underutilized assets all about you. They are everywhere, like rich, virgin topsoil ready to be planted and then harvested. What's more, harvesting these assets to put some real money into circulation does not go against the core values of the ruling Democratic majority. It merely extends them to the logical conclusion. Like the culling of the herd before birth through the use of abortion to get the nonproductive out of the way before they can consume resources, it is time our older citizens -- far past their usefulness, their productive years, but likely to consume lots of resources for decades to come -- were, quite simply, liquidated.Yes, it's time for mom and pop and granny and grandpop to go. All 37 million of them must be transformed from codger to compost if the American dream is not to become a new-age nightmare. It's time for a government program from coast to coast to make sure that every American over the age of 65 takes one for the team -- in the form of a government approved and delivered .22 bullet in the back of the head.
Read the whole thing. Think of the advantages! I especially like this part (very creative)
Johnathan Swift, eat your heart out.A third benefit is a jobs program right here and right now. And for the disadvantaged as well.It might take some training to teach an urban youth basic skills such as "showing up on time for work" since they have only had eight to twelve years of expensive education, but it takes none at all to have urban youth sneak up on grandpa and "bust a cap in his skanky ass." This new class of SSa worker allows us to put jobs, paying jobs, that the worker already knows how to do on the street tomorrow. "A hit tomorrow = a pay check Friday" should be the new slogan of the Obama Works Administration (OWA!).
“In this bill we will nullify anything the president does that smacks of legislation,” Rand said Wednesday on Fox’s “Hannity,” referencing his legislation that is slated to be introduced in Congress next week. “And there are several of the executive orders that appear as if he’s writing new law. That cannot happen.”
Burglars steal two guns from home featured on weapons permit map published by newspaper, just days after break-in at another address on the list
Glenn Reynolds: I SMELL A LAWSUIT
Just my take:
- Isn't it interesting that the story should break in a Britihs paper.
- The fellow travellers in the press and academia disparage the backlash.
Some critics retaliated by posting reporters' and editors' addresses and other personal information online.
Howard Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, called the critics' response childish and petulant. 'It doesn't move the issue of gun control to the level of intelligent public discussion,' he said. 'Instead, it transforms what should be a rational public debate on a contentious issue into ugly gutter fighting.'
On the contrary Howie, this is part of what ordinary people call the "public debate." What the Left calls a public debate is them lecturing the rest of us. I would add that telling criminals where to go to steal guns is pretty ugly gutter fighting.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Gun grabbers make me nervous.
“You know why we've never had a genocidal dictatorship here in the US? A well-armed citizenry. We're not morally or intellectually superior to the Germans, who produced Beethoven, Bach, Einstein, Bohr, and Kepler. There's only one thing preventing an American Hitler from springing up some day; and it happens to be the one thing Obama and his supporters would most like to be rid of.”
Ha, ha, ha, ha! Since the gun ban expired more than half of all mass murders in history have happened. The gun manufacturers have made billions off of ignorant people blinded by brainwashing pro gun propaganda that has nothing to do with common sense or reality. Right wing fools are so easily led and exploited, it kills more Americans than every other country with strict regulations and makes a few gun makers rich!
Journalists have always been left-leaning as a group and overwhelmingly always vote Democrat. But even when Journolist-ing, though they were using unethical tactics to manipulate an election, they could at least rationalize it by the notion that they were opposing those currently in power, i.e. a truly “adversarial” press. Now that their guy is entrenched in power, they no longer have that fig leaf.
Labels: The Press
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
“Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” a deep-voiced narrator asks. “Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school? Mr. Obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, but he’s just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security.”The video takes issue with Obama’s comments in a recent interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” in which the president voiced uncertainty about the NRA’s proposal to put armed security guards in schools nationwide.“I am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools,” Obama said. “And I think the vast majority of the American people are skeptical that that somehow is going to solve our problem.”A majority of Americans, 55 percent, support the NRA’s armed guards proposal, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released this week. Those with children at home are more apt than those without to want armed guards at schools, the poll shows.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Project Veritas: Journalists, Politicinas refuse to post lawn sign saying "Home is proudly gun free"
Ann Althouse posts on the fact that 55% of the people in this country support the NRA's approach to school violence. One commenter makes a point which is worth considering.
In terms of motivation, it makes a great deal of sense that this would be the underlying reason for white urban liberal support.It's whites versus whites in a status war.
Boiled down, here's the thesis.
Coastal whites are afraid of urban minorities and want them disarmed, but they can't say this for the obvious reasons.
So, their bitch against guns is diverted into a rant against the crazy rednecks in flyover country who obviously want to go on a murderous rampage against minorities and gays.
It's hard to parody feminists.Following the recent Ontario/Canada Roundtable on Gender Equality, the below provisions have been proposed for the new Human-Robot Personal Relationship Act, the first draft of which is currently being finalized.The provisions are specifically meant to target the concerns that were expressed at the roundtable that sexbots will negatively impact the pursuit for gender equality and may unduly emphasize the objectification of women as sexual objects.The suggested provisions fall into the larger framework of regulating the emerging service robot industry that will be governed by the Human-Robot Personal Relationship Act and under the direction of the Ministry of Robots and Artificial Intelligence, to be established in Ontario and other Canadian provinces and territories at the end of next year.
Monday, January 14, 2013
The David Gregory Rule in the Senate
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Where is the US economy headed? Here's Peter Schiff's opinion..
From Patterico's Pontifications
Here’s a clip of a bunch of people laughing at Peter Schiff in 2006 and 2007 when he predicted that the housing bubble was about to burst, financial stocks were going to take a tumble, and we were headed into a recession:
"Peter Schiff says the Fed's bubble machine is destroying the American economy and he is right. Zero interest rates and QE are crushing savers, rewarding speculators and enabling the Washington politicians to issue endless debt. Every concerned citizen should read this."-- David Stockman; Former OMB director under President Ronald Reagan
The one on the left writes editorials for the Virginian Pilot
Eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President, and their families, and establish Gun Free Zones around themIt's something the Right and Left can agree on. Who can possible be opposed to this?
Gun Free Zones are supposed to protect our children, and some politicians wish to strip us of our right to keep and bear arms. Those same politicians and their families are currently under the protection of armed Secret Service agents. If Gun Free Zones are sufficient protection for our children, then Gun Free Zones should be good enough for politicians.
The Second Amendment is Obsolete, some say. The idea that the United States could ever turn tyrannical is pure paranoia, some say.Well, let's look at that.Rounding up people and sending them to concentration camps (whether called "reservations" or "relocation centers"). Check. (Treatment of Native Americans. Japanese-American "Relocation Centers" during World War II).Illegal medical experiments involving infecting people with diseases, not treating them, and observing the effects done on people without their knowledge or consent. Check. (Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment--and particularly interesting how that was "explained" to the victims as they were getting free health care from the US Government.)
Read the rest.
I thought Darth Vader was much cooler, a better sense of style, a much better voice and could walk.
Police believe the criminal who was canvassing a neighborhood in the 2500 block of Wichita near Hermann Park had no idea what he was in for when he picked his target.The victim in this case had just walked back to his car from a bar around the corner.Kevin Dorsey says he hadn’t even closed his car door Thursday night when a man wearing all black and a ski mask put a gun to his chest. The man took Dorsey’s wallet, cell phone and car keys.After he was robbed, Dorsey began running down the street and says two men in a Mercedes asked him what had happened.Dorsey told them and they not only caught up with the suspect, but they started shooting at him.The suspect fired back. In the end, the two witnesses turned vigilantes won and took down the bad guy.“I don’t believe in guns,” said Dorsey. “I don’t own a gun. I’m totally at the mercy of my saviors. They obviously sent two angels to help me. These people protected me when I couldn’t protect myself.”After the robber had been shot, police say he jumped over a fence and was attacked by a German Shepherd. That attack prevented him from getting away.
When seconds count the police are only minutes away.
The group, named Citadel, intends to purchase 2,000 to 3,000 acres for the project in western Idaho. The community will comprise of 3,500 to 7,000 families of patriotic Americans who "voluntarily choose to live together in accordance with Thomas Jefferson's ideal of Rightful Liberty."According to the Citadel website, Rightful Liberty means that "neighbors keep their noses out of other neighbors' business, that neighbors live and let live."
We may be seeing the second American revolution.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
REMEMBER WHEN OBAMA WAS GOING TO SAVE US FROM THE EVIL BANKERS WHO WRECKED THE ECONOMY? NOW HE WANTS TO HAND OVER THE TREASURY TO ONE
Out: tax cheat for Treasury Secretary. In: bailout profiteer for Treasury Secretary
Crowds at gun stores
And parking? The shop in Norfolk's lot was filled and new customers had to park a block or more away in the street. The shop in Virginia Beach hired three extra people in bright orange vests to direct traffic to an overflow lot.
Bud Norman at Central Standard Times comments
There’s a feeling afoot, too, that any government so fearful of its people that it seeks to disarm them should in turn be feared. That’s another old American habit that’s hard to break.
MONTPELIER, Ohio — As the mother of three children in Montpelier Exempted Village Schools, Teresa Hickman calls the district’s plan to arm the custodial staff with guns an effective way to prevent incidents like the shootings in Newtown, Conn.
Would it be a crime?
The police were called and she was arrested.
Labels: Sex. Porn
Can we finally have a civilized discussion of assault hands? And parties?Police say four young adults — one the son of a Joliet police sergeant — lured two friends to a house robbing them and strangling them to death.After the murders, the suspects “continued the party atmosphere” even after attempting to dismember the bodies until being surprised when police arrived, Joliet police Chief Mike Trafton said.
US Q4 GDP: From 2.5% To Sub 1% in Under Six Months
Not good news
Below is a summary of the Wall Street penguins all of whom had no choice but to revise their Q4 GDPs far lower.
•Goldman Sachs: 1.8% to 1.3%
•JPM: 1.5% to 0.8%
•RBS: 1.5% to 0.7%
•Nomura: 2% to 1.3%
•Last, and least, Deutche Bank's Joe Lavorgna: unchanged at 1.3%
Look forward to hope being forced to surge even more to offset for this cut by nearly 50% ot the consensus Q4 GDP estimate of 1.5% prior to today. And while we wait for Bloomberg to compile today's massive downward revision to economic growth, this is how Q4 GDP tracking estimates looked like in the past 6 months before today's downward revision which will take the consensus line to 1% or under.
Letter to Gregory's lawyer: tell your client of our "deep concern."
Let's call it the David Gregory exemption.
David Gregory is better than you.
Not guilty by virtue of importance.
Some animals more equal than others.
Somewhere, John “There are Two Americas” Edwards is smiling.
Laws are for the Little People.
This teaches us all a valuable lesson – they have power, you don’t.
So there are indeed two law systems in the United States–one for the political elite, corporate donors, and the state-run press, and another for everyone else.
It' s pure coincidence, I'm sure that David Gregory's wife, superlawyer Beth Wilkinson, is a friend of DC Attorney General Irvin Nathan. Here's a picture of the two at a swank DC gathering.
What’s important is that the connectionThe question is, who is more contemptible: David Gregory or Irving Nathan?
reinforces provessets in stone public perception, as Emily Miller put it, of one law for “the rich and powerful and one for everyone else.”
James Brinkley didn’t participate in mock trials with Irvin Nathan at the Washington, D.C. Shakespeare Theater. He participated in a real trial in court against Nathan’s office, as told by Miller several days ago, If you’re not David Gregory …:
Despite the evidence Mr. Brinkley had been legally transporting the gun, his attorney Richard Gardiner said the D.C. Office of the Attorney General “wouldn’t drop it.” …. Mr. Brinkley refused to take a plea bargain and admit guilt, so the matter went to trial Dec. 4. The judge sided with Mr. Brinkley, saying he had met the burden of proof that he was legally transporting.
If there were equal justice under the law, what would be the point of being a Very Important Person?
The DC Metro Police Department is hearing from the Little People. There was a French king once who had the same problem. It didn't end well.
To permit a law to be modified at discretion, is to leave the community without law. ... He that is thus governed lives not by law, but by opinion; not by a certain rule, to which he can apply his intention before he acts, but by an uncertain and variable opinion, which he can never know but after he has committed the act, on which that opinion shall be passed. He lives by a law, if a law it be, which he can never know before he has offended it.
THE GAP BETWEEN THE RULERS AND THE RULED JUST WIDENED
Obama gives himself lifetime protection with armed guards 24/7...
FLASHBACK: Obama opposed bill to allow person to use gun to save own life in own home...
Gun control for the little people. Why own a gun when you can have armed guards - paid for by the
"Democrat operatives with bylines" lays off supporting staff after the election's over.
Speaking of whistling past the graveyard!The Times underwent a round of buyouts and layoffs in 2009, but the possible departure of high-level Times staffers signals just how dire the current state of news media is.“In today’s news environment, nobody’s job is safe. Not mine. Not yours. Not Marcus Brauchli’s, who was recently forced out at the Washington Post, which is reason enough for me to reiterate my maxim that everybody in our business should always be looking for their next job,” said Jack Shafer, the Reuters media critic who was fired from Slate last year. “I trust that the great people forced out at the Times will soon get the good jobs they deserve.”
...no one believes this round will be the last… Everyone believes more cuts will come eventually. That’s partly why this round stings so much.”
Meanwhile in another part of the media forest:
Time Warner's Time Inc. will lay off up to 700 staffers out of just under 8,000 total as the publisher's new chief struggles to transform famous titles and massive market share into a digital profit center.
TIME? Is that even published any more? Do you know anyone who reads TIME?
Friday, January 11, 2013
Major Flu Outbreak Threatens to Slow Economy Further
One of the worst flu seasons in a decade is putting further strains on an already sluggish U.S. economy as companies get slammed with increased health care costs and lower productivity from widespread worker absences.
Having used every excuse in the book:
- George W. Bush,
- Tax breaks,
- Arab Spring,
- Japanese earthquake,
- George W. Bush,
- Automation technologies,
- Eurozone crisis,
- Republican House,
- ATM usage,
- George W. Bush,
- The Weather,
- Bad luck,
- Super PAC ad spending ,
- Lack of stimulus money,
- George W. Bush,
- The Tea Party,
- Unmanned airport ticket kiosks,
- Oil speculators,
- Underestimation of economic crisis,
- George W. Bush,
- Businesses not expanding,
- Americans being soft and lazy,
- Fox News,
- Energy companies not getting behind…algae,
Keep one thing firmly in mind as you see the press spin and whirl for your entertainment. Whatever happens, if it's bad .... IT'S NOT OBAMA'S FAULT.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Victor Davis Hanson on hipsters.
On the hipness of academia:Hipness is a tool designed to justify enjoying the riches and leisure produced by the American brand of Western market capitalism by poking fun at it, teasing it some, dressing it up a bit to suggest ambivalence over its benefits without ever seriously either understanding their source or, much less, losing them. We feel hip at Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, but not so much in the organic section of Safeway.
On corporate hipsters:A Martian would see the modern university as an elitist enclave, where life-long tenured professors make lots of money overseen by hordes of even better-paid administrators, that together cause tuition for cash-strapped and indebted students to rise faster than the rate of inflation without any promises that their eventual certifications will result in commensurate good jobs. A non-Martian would instead appreciate the hip nexus of diversity, eco-caring, and gender-neutral inclusivity. ... Hip decries school choice and vouchers, but means Sidwell Friends is under armed guards for your own progenies.
Would Google have had more trouble for all its outsourcing and overseas tax avoidance had it been named American Internet, Inc., or if its founders had grown up together as good ol’ boys in Mobile, Alabama, who still had a nagging propensity for putting patriotic slogans under the Google logo when the browser pops up each morning? Imagine waking and hitting the American Internet, Inc. logo — and then reading “Live free or die” before your search. (How odd that liberals — e.g., “the medium is the message” — always lectured us about advertising-driven false demand, and then became past masters of deceptive branding.)...If the executives of Solyndra had been coal-company CEOs, they would now be in deep trouble for squandering public funds obtained through rank cronyism.
So: hip is often as easy as changing one’s name. Had Mitt Romney only reminded us of his family’s Mexican ancestry and ran as Zarpa Romneo, and against Barry Dunham.
Read the whole thing.Barack Obama baffles his detractors. How can one who golfs so frequently, or who vacations in only the most tony resorts, keep haranguing the nation about the transgressions of the one percent? When he sees them stroll by on Martha’s Vineyard, does he jump up and shout out at their mansions: “You didn’t build that!”?How did corpse-man not win the NPR vitriol that nu-cu-lar had in the past?How could Obama in 2006 vote against raising the debt ceiling, in 2008 call Bush unpatriotic for deficit spending, upon entering office promise to halve the deficit by the end of his first term, and then oversee some $5 trillion in new borrowing? Hip: borrowing became “stimulus”; entitlements, “investments”; and paying it all back became “paying your fair share.” In Obama’s case, he is not just black, but black with an exotic name and a liberal ideology, unlike a Clarence Thomas, who is most unhip — being right-wing, not of mixed race, with an ordinary American name (Clarence?), veteran of the prejudices of the pre-Civil Rights south. Could not Thomas shorten his name to just the single Tomré? Or perhaps go the Van Jones made-up route — Van Thomas?
And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?After all, you knew ahead of time that those bluecaps were out at night for no good purpose. And you could be sure ahead of time that you’d be cracking the skull of a cutthroat. Or what about the Black Maria [Government limo] sitting out there on the street with one lonely chauffeur — what if it had been driven off or its tires spiked.The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!
Are Americans displaced Europeans or are Americans different? We'll find out.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
" it seems impossible to believe we would re-elect a mediocre reactionary out to “fundamentally transform” our success into failure"
One of the central weaknesses of radicalism is that radicals seem to lose track of the causes and foundations of the things even they value. They don’t understand that peace is always and everywhere the end result of superior firepower, improved health the result of greater wealth, wealth the result of hardheaded and often greedy business dealing, and liberty deeply linked to a specific concept of man’s relationship to God. They never consider that it may at least be questionable whether the cornerstone can be removed without the structure toppling over.Conversely, one of the central weaknesses of conservatism is that conservatives see all too clearly how every good thing we have is linked to everything else. They can trace in a moment how any change in the system might lead to disaster. Expand the definition of marriage and civilization falls. Raise taxes and end up in chains. Allow women to vote and government will become an all-embracing over-protective mother state infantilizing the population. Okay, maybe that last one’s true, but you see what I’m getting at.
Read the whole thing.
At least some rationality in TN.Several Tennessee lawmakers say they have drafted legislation that would encourage school districts to place at least one armed police officer in every school and would allow teachers who have undergone special training to bring their personal handguns into schools.And at least one city in Middle Tennessee is considering paying for teachers to take a gun training course.
NEW FASHION TREND: FACELESS
Once you give up your guns, they will make you do anything.
Well, we can't be politics all the time.
In its latest annual report for fiscal year 2011 to 2012, Planned Parenthood reveals that it performed 333,964 abortions in 2011 – a record year for the organization.
The total body count in three years is 995,687.
They received a record $542 million in taxpayer funding. You tax dollars at work.
But where, I’d like to ask my colleagues in the media, is the reporting about the psychiatric medications the perpetrator – who had been under treatment for mental-health problems – may have been taking? After all, Mark and Louise Tambascio, family friends of the shooter and his mother, were interviewed on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” during which Louise Tambascio told correspondent Scott Pelley: “I know he was on medication and everything, but she homeschooled him at home cause he couldn’t deal with the school classes sometimes, so she just homeschooled Adam at home. And that was her life.” And here, Tambascio tells ABC News, “I knew he was on medication, but that’s all I know.”It has been more than three weeks since the shooting. We know all about the guns he used, but what “medication” may he have used? (One brief mini-hoax emerged when the New York Daily News published a story claiming the shooter, according to his uncle, had been on the controversial antipsychotic drug Fanapt. That story was quickly withdrawn after the “uncle” turned out to be a fraudster with no relation to the murderer.)So, what is the truth? Where is the journalistic curiosity? Where is the follow-up? Where is the police report, the medical examiner’s report, the interviews with his doctor and others?
Do you think that some drugs used on people with psychological problems may have something to do with this crime? This does not fit the MSM mold so it's an angle that won't be explored.
Monday, January 07, 2013
First, affirmative action is wrong.
Second, it will never be allowed by the reigning academicians.
However, I think they are in the process of making themselves obsolete.
It will be a close-run thing however, because the Left is very good at indoctrination.
But the man eventually found the family.“The perpetrator opens that door. Of course, at that time he’s staring at her, her two children and a .38 revolver,”
Glenn Reynolds comments:
I’ll repeat — somebody who breaks into your house, then enters the attic in pursuit of woman and kids, probably isn’t just out to lift a TV.
On the other hand, here are people who think she's a gun nut:
Hard to say the intruder would have done anything. He might have just left. But luckily gun people fire first and ask questions later.
larissalarie on Jan 6, 2013 at 2:01 PMAnd
What a moron. The guy was obviously casing the neighborhood to see what house was empty to rob. If she'd answered the door or otherwise made it known the house was occupied the guy woulda moved on, he obviously wasn't an armed intruder looking for a confrontation. She put her children in danger needlessly, she's not a hero at all.
RhondaVeggie on Jan 6, 2013 at 4:26 PM
Or she could have just looked to see who was at the door without waiting for him to decide nobody was home and it was safe to break in.