Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Stuff Obama can't do

11 years old; no teleprompter

Reagan Health Care Bite

The best 60 second sound
bite you'll hear all day


Direct Access

Gold Hill, OR

Gold Hill, OR

Free AKs

Culture Clash: CNN Anchorette Wants to Know Why Truck Dealer's Motto Is "God, Guns, Guts, and American Pick-Up Trucks," and Why He's Giving Away a Free AK-47 With Every Truck
Curmudgeonly & Skeptical  "Her distaste and apprehension is palpable.'

Cable Guy

No wonder sound comes out of my nose
The Cable Connector Quiz

Score: 70% (7 out of 10)

Bacon Salt

Mmmmm... Bacon

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

Just got my WOOT purchase of J&D's Bacon Lover's Survival Kit.  When I ordered it I thought all salts, but not so.  The big jar  is bacon spread.  It taste's an awful lot like bacon fat and mayonnaise, which means it's really good, but I wouldn't go paying any $14.29 for it, which is what Amazon sells it for, and what I paid for this whole kit. One TBSP=80 cal seems pretty good though, wot?  Of course, there are occasions when you want something to taste extra scrumptious, and this is awfully convenient.  Ahem.

The Lip Balm was a total surprise.  What a hoot.  And yes, it is a balm, and yes, it tastes like bacon.  The salts too, which is where I see the real value.  Should be great on salads and bacon.

More South America Lessons

That George Santayana Thing

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Marc Miller  From Marc M

Rodge ...

More from South America. Lee Rogers read this on his morning show today.I Googled this to find the author, not sure but it's all over the net.First time I've heard the story and comparison. - m 
I can see why - here's an excerpt ...

In 1916, a new president was elected. Hipólito Irigoyen had formed a party called The Radicals under the banner of "fundamental change" with an appeal to the middle class.  ("Fundamental change"... now where have I heard that?)

Among Irigoyen's changes: mandatory pension insurance, mandatory health insurance, and support for low-income housing construction to stimulate the economy. Put simply, the state assumed economic control of a vast swath of the country's operations and began assessing new payroll taxes to fund its efforts.  (Beginning to sound more familiar?)

With an increasing flow of funds into these entitlement programs, the government's payouts soon became overly generous. Before long its outlays surpassed the value of the taxpayers' contributions. Put simply, it quickly became under-funded, much like our Social Security and Medicare programs.  (And, more!)

The death knell for the Argentine economy, however, came with the election of Juan Perón. Perón

 Doug Ross had this picture essay last year.

Elephants and Blow jobs

We're making a break for it -pass it on.

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

Hell, a few years ago Charles Blow would have been getting us coffee.

Carbon Offset Fraud

Carbon trading fraud in Belgium
 “up to 90% of the whole market volume was caused by fraudulent activities”

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

One wonders how deep Algore's arm goes into this cesspool?  Watt's up with that?  also has this story ...

Cap and Trade revolt beginning on California’s AB32 Global Warming Solutions Act

This feel-good law to reduce the state’s carbon footprint was enacted with great hoopla by the Democratic legislature and Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006

Stupid Gore & the hijacked 'toon

Can Brown really win?

What if Mass Dems are unable
to cheat to keep Republican Scott Brown from
winning the "Kennedy seat" because, never
 having faced such prospect before,
they don't know how ?

Yes, an idle thought

I'm jacked up!

I'm Dyin' Here Boss
 This will have special meaning for MoSup

Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

In Passing

In Passing
 I saw stuff that amused me

The Double Secret Obama Veto
The first veto of the Obama presidency was not supposed to be a big deal, but President Obama's rejection of an obscure spending bill late last month is raising some

Media does matter for America
The launch of the Daily Caller is a necessary step toward creating ideological parity in the all-too-clearly biased mainstream media. It is a good thing that you, Tucker, are admitting that you come to the table with certain ideological baggage, and my new site Big Journalism will be there to watch your back when the well-funded, organized left’s knives come out to try to discredit and attempt to destroy you. Believe me, they will.

Re: 'His Bad'   [Stephen Spruiell]
Biden's oleaginous appeal has inspired some of the Onion's best recent work. Your post prompted me to dip back into the Biden vault, starting with the classic "Shirtless Biden Washes Trans Am In White House Driveway," and not overlooking "Biden Requests To Be Named Special Envoy To Reno."

The missing quote
As predicted, the media focus on Sunday’s 60 Minutes interview, where McCain advisor Schmidt pronounced Sarah Palin a disaster waiting to happen, ignores his after action report: "Now Schmidt says she “more than held her own” against Biden and that she prevented the Barack Obama-Biden victory from being lopsided."

"It's The People's Seat." (video)
Scott Brown at the Massachusetts Senate debate. "With all due respect, it's not the Kennedy's seat, it's... not the Democrats' seat, it's the people's seat... See also, Scott Brown's Best Moment Monday Night 

Justices may rule soon on campaign-finance case
a looming decision that could rock the national political landscape in this year of midterm congressional elections.

Biden Criticized For Appearing In Hennessy Ads

Trial lawyers association outlines its 2010 legislative agenda
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