* – happy 60th birthday, David Coverdale!
* – just too damn funny…
* – ok, this guy is talented, but he’s nucking futs!:
* – all right, I cannot even begin to explain just how wrong this is!
* – I’m not too sure about this list. As much as I am broadening my beer horizons, I still enjoy a cold bottle or can of Bud, and I don’t think I’m the only one. I’m sure the numbers are accurate and everything, but I’m not so sure the microbrew and homebrew craze is that impactful.
* – I really don’t think I’m looking forward to Windows 8 at all!
* – yeah, you know, Top Gun in 3-D would be pretty damn cool.
* – I know I’ve made no secret of the fact that I normally don’t like Jon Stewart, but this bit was funny!
Just as an aside – look at Joe Biden in those clips. He really does look like Sam the Eagle from the Muppets, doesn’t he?
Beautiful. Just beautiful.
* – Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes…
Separated at birth?
Or perhaps even actually the same person? Has anybody ever seen them in the same room together? Have they ever been on the same screen together during an MSNBC broadcast?
I’ve never watched MSNBC, so I wouldn’t know.
* – “It was on one of those trips–in the Denver airport, to be precise–that Mary told me she was gay. I told her that I loved her dearly and that what was important to me was that she be happy.”
Now, what once-prominent political figure do you suppose said that?
What a rotten, hate-filled, fear-mongering, homophobic bigot, huh?
Of course, he’ll never get any credit from the uber-Left GLBTQ crowd, just because he was GW’s VP.
* – yes, I am absolutely reveling in the fact that the special election to replace Anthony Weiner – a seat that has been held for damn near a century by Democrats – was won by a Republican.
Hey, Libs – how’s that War on Poverty workin’ out for ya? About as well as the War on Drugs, huh? Or as well as you like to think the War on Terror is doin’, huh?
* – speaking of the War on Terror, what have we done right in the ten years since 9/11? Let’s ask Bill Whittle…
* – why can’t people like Jan Schakowsky answer a simple question like “What is my fair share?”
* – “Warren Buffett’s secretary shouldn’t pay a higher tax rate than Warren Buffett. There is no justification for it. It is wrong that in the United States of America, a teacher or a nurse or a construction worker who earns $50,000 should pay higher tax rates than somebody pulling in $50 million.” – Barack Obama
* – thank you for this op-ed, Senator DeMint.
* – “Obama is wrong, not evil.” – Andrew Klavan.
I couldn’t agree more. As much as I dislike Obama’s policies, I don’t think that the man is evil incarnate. I don’t think he’s sitting behind the Resolute desk in the Oval Office with his pinky up to the corner of his lips saying, “I demand a national debt of fourteen trillion dollars. Mwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!” I don’t think he seeks the destruction of the country. By all accounts he’s a good husband, a good father, a good freind, and simply a good human being in general. Oh, sure, he may suffer from a character defect or two, such as arrogance and narcissism, but show me the human being who doesn’t have a flaw or two. I think in his heart of hearts Obama believes he’s doing what’s best for the country.
I think he’s wrong, but…
* – $1.5 trillion in new taxes is how we’re going to cut the deficit and create jobs?
And people wonder why I don’t bother to listen to anything the president has to say.
It’s because he’s spewing the same shit he’s been spewing since he was sworn into office. I’ve heard it before. I didn’t like it then, and I still don’t like it now. Capiche?
* – apparently Mr. Obama doesn’t remember his own words from August of 2009:
* – “If you love me, you gotta help me pass this bill.” – Barack Obama
You have got to be fucking kidding me! Seriously? How old is this guy? That’s a line guys use on their girlfriends in high school to try to get laid. That’s a line little kids use on their parents to try to get a pony.
Mr. President, for the love of Christ, grow the fuck up!
* – am I the only one who finds it kind of ironic that Obama went to tout his jobs bill at a company that outsources to Costa Rica?
* – 22:35 of video extremely worth watching!
* – hey, I know! Let’s just forgive all student loan debt right now! Think of the money saved on the behalf of all those people – you know, like me – who owe money on their student loans. That’s money that can be saved or invested or spent somewhere, stimulating the economy! BRILLIANT!
Uh, hold your horses there, Sparky. I see two problems with that idea, one on the public sector side, and the other on the private sector side.
On the public sector side, the Left loves to tell you that the national debt results from a revenue problem, not a spending problem. This is why they always want to raise taxes. “We need more revenue,” they say. Well, of the more than $900 billion of student loan debt that’s out there right now, around 45% of it was loaned out be the federal government. So, if you suddenly forgive all student loan debt in the country right now, you are seriously exacerbating the revenue problem.
And just how do you think the federal government will want to rectify that problem? I’ll give you three guesses, and the first two don’t count.
Now, on the private sector side, you’re talking about denying various financial institutions somewhere in the area of a half-of-a-trillion dollars in revenue! Exactly how do you think they’re going to respond to that? Think some of them are going to go out of business? I do. Think the ones that stay in business are going to lay off employees? I do. Think at least some of the ones that stay in business are going to say, “Fuck it, we’re no longer giving out student loans, ‘cuz who knows when the federal government will just arbitrarily tell us again we’re never getting money we loaned out in good faith back?” I do.
So, what this little beauty of a bill will do is put people out of work today, and severely hamstring people from getting work in the future because they won’t be able to get a loan to go to school and get a degree and be more attractive as a potential employee, and if they don’t get a loan, they won’t be able to afford college.
* – Yes, Barry, we know you’d like to sidestep congress. We’ve established this already.
* – oooh, I just can’t wait until January of 2013, can you?
* – oh, this just has to have the Libs all kinds of conflicted. Whose side to take? The unions? Or the EPA? Oh, the humanity!
* – yep, the world has just about run out of fossil fuel, hasn’t it? We’re all gonna be screwed real soon, aren’t we?
* – “In the APS (American Physical Society) it is ok to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible? The claim (how can you measure the average temperature of the whole earth for a whole year?) is that the temperature has changed from ~288.0 to ~288.8 degrees Kelvin in about 150 years, which (if true) means to me is that the temperature has been amazingly stable, and both human health and happiness have definitely improved in this ‘warming’ period.” – Ivar Giaever, 1973 co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics and currently a professor emeritus at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, from an email in which he explained why he was not renewing his membership in the APS due to their insistence that the evidence of man-made global warming was “incontrovertible.”
Giaever was one of more than 70 Nobel laureates who endorsed Obama in an open letter in October of 2008. Then in March of 2009 he was one of more than 100 scientists who co-signed a letter to Obama that said, in part, “”We, the undersigned scientists, maintain that the case for alarm regarding climate change is grossly overstated.”
Here’s another quote for you: “Global warming is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life.” – the late Hal Lewis, another physicist who resigned from the APS over global warming.
But the science is “settled.”
* – how many of these rulings are going to have to get passed before we wake up and say, en masse, “Obamacare needs to be repealed”?
* – nice piece by Michael Walsh of the New York Post on Social Security.
* – is this the hidden history of Social Security?
* – there’s that vaunted civility of the Left again.
* – yes, I am an unapologetic fan of the military industrial complex.
Mostly because they make some really cool shit.
* – I realized the other day that it’s been ages since I threw some Chris Christie at you, and that just ain’t right, so…
* – I’m sure I’ve linked to this before, but it bears repeating:
* – Jesus H. Christ, like the email to tattle on your friends wasn’t enough?:
Lest you think that’s only a joke, let me assure you, it is not.
Jesus H. Christ! How bush league can you get? Reporting your neighbors for disagreeing with the regime. Creating official email addresses and websites to expedite the process? This is third world dictator stuff. Soviet Union stuff. Even – dare I say it? – Nazi stuff.
And there are people who want to re-elect this guy? Unbelievable.
* – people like this.
Those are the people who contributed significant money to the Obama campaign in ’08, and you better believe they’re going to do it again.
* – “If therefore a people will not be free; if they have not virtue enough to maintain their liberty against a presumptuous invader, they deserve no pity, and are to be treated with contempt and ignominy.
Had not Caesar seen that Rome was ready to stoop, he would not have dared to make himself the master of that once brave people. He was indeed, as a great writer observes, a smooth and subtle tyrant, who led them gently into slavery, ‘and on his brow, wore daring vice deluding virtue smil’d.”
By pretending to be the peoples’ greatest friend, he gain’d the ascendency over them.
By beguiling arts, hypocrisy and flattery, which are even more fatal than the sword, he obtain’d that supreme power which his ambitious soul had long thirsted for. The people were finally prevail’d upon to consent to their own ruin.
By the force of perswasion [sic], or rather by cajoling arts and tricks always made use of by men who have ambitious views, they enacted their Lex Regia; whereby Quod placuit principi legis habuit vigor em; that is, the will and pleasure of the Prince had the force of law.
His minions had taken infinite pains to paint to their imaginations the god-like virtues of Caesar. They first persuaded them to believe that he was a deity, and then to sacrifice to him those Rights and Liberties which their ancestors had so long maintained, with unexampled bravery, and with blood & treasure. By this act they fixed a precedent fatal to all posterity.” – Samuel Adams
* – holy nanny state, Batman!!!
Remind me to never get OnStar…
* – let’s end with a little political humor, shall we?