Saturday, May 08, 2010

Sign of the Month

Sign of the Month

Marc Miller/td>

How about "swim team?"

News anchor comes up with new name for milk

Data Rape

Can you disappear in surveillance Britain?
David Bond wanted to see if it’s possible to vanish so one day he packed his bag, got into his car and kissed his wife goodbye

Boned Jello

This has upset me more than anything I remember reading recently.  Excerpt:
Bond might never have thought of running away if he’d not received a letter, some months earlier, informing him that his daughter was among 25 million Britons whose records had been lost by the Child Benefit Office, along with bank details and other private information.

He “became obsessed”, Katie remembers, about the amount of information on him and his family that was already out there. As he looked into it, he found that the UK, once a bastion of freedom and civil liberties, is now one of the most advanced surveillance societies in the world, ranked third after Russia and China. The average UK adult is now registered on more than 700 databases and is caught many times each day by nearly five million CCTV cameras. Increasingly monitored, citizens are being turned into suspects. Within 100 yards of Bond’s home, he discovered, there were no fewer than 200 cameras.

Before going on the run, he made 80 formal requests to government and commercial organisations for the information they held on him. He piled the replies on his floor, appalled by the level of detail. The owners of the databases knew who his friends were, which websites he’d been looking at, and where he had driven his car. One commercial organisation was even able to inform him that, on a particular day in November 2006, he had “sounded angry”. It was more than he knew himself.  [Full]
He called it data-rape.

stephen h            


L.A. Times Declines to Endorse
Sen. Boxer in California Primary


I wanted to save this story's picture of Boxer, evidently taken between daily Botox injections, and after the pins keeping her jowls from flopping were removed.  Look what FOX NEWS named the picture. 

It's a crime

No one in Arizona is laughing

Ruh-Roh The markets have figured it out

Thank You Obmamanator

Boned Jello

In late April Anthem Insurance had a 39% rate increase turned down by the California commissariat, and  Obama called for an investigation of the company's officers.  At the time I thought three things, in this order:
  1. You'da thunk California would have learned a lesson about ignoring market forces, from the the Gray Davis era energy crisis.  Remember? The  state suffered from multiple large-scale black-outs, one of the state's largest energy companies collapsed?  Governor Davis was recalled, and replaced by the Trickenator.
  2. This is exactly what Obamunists want.  Insurance companies go bust, gummint has a monopoly.
  3. Thug
I was reminded of this after reading this Doug Ross beauty.

Internal AT&T presentation: we'll save $4.1 billion a year if we drop all employee health care benefits

Obama is, as we speak, crowing about how we have already begun to reap  the Obamacare reward.  Here's Mr. Ross again.

Like the Soviet central planners of a bygone era, today's Democrats are marching us into an abyss of unintended consequences for our entire health care system. They're pushing us, shoving us, against our will, over a cliff of fiscal irresponsibility. They're killing a legacy of prosperity that we could otherwise bequeath to subsequent generations.

Here's the deal.  If the opposition party does not gain control of congress in Novemeber, and repeal Obamacare (and just about everything else Obamunists have grabbed), then  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Cheap as Hay!

CW Roberts employees demonstrate brilliant
defense against the oil spill in the Gulf.

Take Algore's Nobel and give it to these guys.

This seems a whole bunch better than anything else I've heard; even Janeane Garofalo pubic hair .   Video via Ricky "in like" Beckham; story via Moonbattery, and Garafolo's pubic hair borrowed from SondraK.

Hooked Bad

Government is more addicted
to tobacco than any smoker.
Blog Dog

The Landlord

FOX ad friends

Oh, my! Look what cable news channel
Obama's own Justice Dept. chooses
to watch when Big News breaks

Boned Jello

Your midweek sweet smile:

Here is President Obama's Attorney Gen. Eric Holder offering more details about the capture and interrogation of Faisal Shahzad, the accused Times Square bomber, from the secure confines of the briefing room of Holder's own Justice Department in Washington.

The briefing room's main TV's are tuned to the top-rated cable news channel. Trouble is, that's the dreaded Fox News Channel that Obama aides including David Axelrod so weirdly picked a fight with last fall, castigating it as an alleged broadcast arm of the party of Abraham Lincoln, who never even owned a TV.

The public criticism of Fox no doubt went down well with the Democratic party's left for a few days. But it also backfired, boosting Fox's ratings, causing more people to watch as in: "Don't look over there, folks! That woman has no clothes on." [LA TIMES]
*nose bubbles*

Goldman Sachs Pirates

No Real Surprise
In light of Goldman Sachs's suspected role in everything bad that's happened to our economy, and Obama's soon to be announced SCOTUS nomination of a paid consultant to Goldman Sachs, one with no prior bench experience,  you'll  find this interesting if not surprising. 

Somali Pirates Say They Are
Subsidiary of Goldman Sachs

Boned Jello

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA – (The Borowitz Report) Eleven indicted Somali pirates dropped a bombshell in a U.S. court today, revealing that their entire piracy operation is a subsidiary of banking giant Goldman Sachs.
There was an audible gasp in the courtroom when the leader of the pirates announced, “We are doing God’s work.  We work for Lloyd Blankfein.”
The pirate, who said he earned a bonus of $48 million in dubloons last year, elaborated on the nature of the Somalis’ work for Goldman, explaining that the pirates forcibly attacked ships that Goldman had already shorted.
“We were functioning as investment bankers, only every day was casual Friday,” the pirate said.
The pirate acknowledged that they merged their operations with Goldman in late 2008 to take advantage of the more relaxed regulations governing bankers as opposed to pirates, “plus to get our share of the bailout money.” [Full Story]
Tommy Mann

rat DNA

A [Illinois] state House committee on Thursday passed a cigarette-tax increase that would generate $320 million by raising the state tax from 98 cents a pack to $1.98 a pack over two years. The House also is considering authorizing a sale of expected tobacco-settlement funds, which could bring in $1.2 billion, said State Sen. Donne Trotter, a Democrat. [Full]
Boned Jello

  • people quit smoking
  • lowered sales when smokers drive to Wisconsin, or Indiana to buy weeds
  • sure-to- follow black markets
  • MINUS cost of stopping, prosecuting, and warehousing the new criminal class they just created
NOT $320 Million

BONUS LAFF:  selling  state's tobacco-settlement funds.