Monday, June 21, 2010

May I approach the bench?

... blatant dishonesty by the
on an Orwellian scale.
Then there is Obama's decision to impose a six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf. This penalizes companies with better safety records than BP's and will result in many advanced drilling rigs being sent to offshore oil fields abroad.

The justification offered was an Interior Department report supposedly "peer reviewed" by "experts identified by the National Academy of Engineering." But it turned out the drafts the experts saw didn't include any recommendation for a moratorium. Eight of the cited experts have said they oppose the moratorium as more economically devastating than the oil spill and "counterproductive" to safety.

This was blatant dishonesty by the administration, on an Orwellian scale.  -Michael Barone; Obama's thuggery is useless in fighting spill

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The Wall Street Journal addressed the same subject [Crude Politics], and arrived at the same conclusion.

In a scathing document, eight of the "experts" the Administration listed in its report said their names had been "used" to "justify" a "political decision." The draft they reviewed had not included a six-month drilling moratorium. The Administration added that provision only after it had secured sign-off. In their document, the eight forcefully rejected a moratorium, which they argued could prove more economically devastating than the oil spill itself and "counterproductive" to "safety."
Articles of Impeachment  presented against President Andrew Johnson
Articles of Impeachment  presented against President Richard M Nixon
Articles of Impeachment  presented against President William Jefferson Clinton

Run Silent, Go Deep

The Obama Deception Continues

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I've been interested to see what response the media have given to the recent charge, by a Hawaiian election official,  that no record of Obama's birth exists in Hawaii.  I Googled and Blinged in search of any mention, by any established media outlet.  This Examiner piece is as close as I could come.

Forget your own views about Barry's birth place.  Ask yourself how an entire nation of supposed journalists, working as they do in the pressure cooker environment that is today's 24/7 news cycle; who spilled a trillion words on Michael Jackson's  death, can ignore this accusation entirely?  That's a story in itself.

Whittle graduation speech

Possibly the best commencement
speech ever delivered

Bill Whittle offers the commencement speech neither you, nor your children, will ever hear.  Except here.   Trust me.

a very low F-sharp

You can't get lower
than Roger Menees

Roger Menees, a former gospel singer from Illinois, has hit the lowest note ever produced by a human voice, according to Guinness World Records. Menees managed the feat at his Carbondale recording studio. He hit 0.393 hertz - a very low F-sharp. The previous record was 0.797 hertz.  [Film at 11]

Scape goat

The Face of North Korea

The Maiden Heist heist

Stab me in the Liver!
The Maiden Heist

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So disinterested have I been in Hollywood movies that I kept our last NetFlix video for 9 monthes, and just returned it unwatched. At $9.95/mo subscription fee, $80 down the drain.  My quandry was, do I cancel Net Flix, or start using it ? Actually, I did use it during that period.  Instant views (which are restricted to older films, television, and anything starring Barbra Streisand).  MoSup does watch cable movies while I'm perusing the Hitler Channels, so I selected what appearded to be a can't miss film; one given 4.5 stars by my NetFlix  personal shopper (which btw is almost always right),   The Maiden Heist.
  • Christopher Walken
  • Morgan Freeman
  • William H Macy
Wow.  Was this the Academy Award winning film for 2009?   I didn't know.  With that cast it had to have at least been nominated, right?   I can't think of a film any of those three have appeared in that I haven't enjoyed.   You know where this is going. 

This movie is the film version of the Washington Redskins.  A team owned by a guy with more money than brains,  who stocks it with every Pro Bowl player he can get his hands on, and loses.  Spectacularly.  Consistently. Loses. That was this movie.

The premise: three museum security guards, each of whom has developed an unnatural love (way unnatural) for a piece of art, that a villainous new curator is about to send to Denmark, decide to steal them.   Good premise.  However, aside from being agonizingly slow-paced,  it stinks.   How bad was it?  About 45 minutes into this 90 minute opus, I started fast-forwarding.  Mo Sup thanked me.  I don't know who to blame for this disaster;  the screenwriters, or the director?   Maybe TUA at SondraK knows, she being my goto movie expert.  As you can see, I gave it starstarstar on IMDB.  It's a fair rating.

The silver lining?  One of the previewed movies on this disc was HACHI, which MoSup suggested fors our next go. Oakley Doakely.  

I see a chink in this theory

North Korea finally gives
up on communism

Irony of ironies, the dreaded free market might now actually be the only way to preserve authoritarian rule in Pyongyang, a lesson learned long ago by Kim’s friends in Beijing.

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Maybe they'll  buy some of our debt now.

One stupid song and Miss Icky

Al Gore, The New Tiny Tim
One stupid tune and Miss Icky

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There’s a new bill in the Senate that would give the president the power to shut off the Internet. Al Gore is strongly opposed to it, not because he invented the Internet, but because he just signed up for  
- - Craig Ferguson

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