Tuesday, March 29, 2011

That ain't no conch shell ..

Dictators with fractured labium

Good.  Lord.

Yootful Presidents

Know Your Presidents?
Identify This One

Boned Jello

Give up?  Here's the answer along with many more presidents in their callow yoothood.

cuzzin ricky

Jummy - Part II

Fed: Inflation is 2.1%

Fed- Inflation up 2.1%

cuzzin ricky

Chucky Schumer: Open Mike Yike

Boned Jello

Chucky Chucky bo bucky
Banana-fana fo-fucky
Boned Jello
Clearly unaware that reporters were already listening in on the conference line in the minutes before the scheduled call was to commence, the Senate Rules Committee chairman and pointman on the budget fight laid out a game plan to attack Republican personalities and politics while avoiding the nuts and bolts of getting back to a mature approach to federal spending.

After thanking his colleagues — Barbara Boxer of California, Ben Cardin of Maryland, Tom Carper of Delaware and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut — for doing the budget bidding for the Senate Democrats, who are facing off against the House Republicans over how spending for the rest of the fiscal year, Mr. Schumer told them to portray John Boehner of Ohio, the Speaker of the House, as painted into a box by the Tea Party, and to decry the spending cuts that he wants as extreme.I always use the word extreme,” Mr. Schumer said, “That is what the caucus instructed me to use this week. [full]
Just another unwatched tree falling in the forest
Justin Credible

Hold the 'chovies

Bucks 4 Clunks Part Deux

Today's Ratbastard Gummint News
Bucks 4 Clunks

Bucks 4 Clunks, Part Deux
Essentially, if one were to buy a $41,000 Chevy Volt, the buyer gets a $7,500 coupon, so the final price is $33,500. In the end, the auto dealer assumes the risk of the government giving them this tax credit. ... Vice President Joe Biden said at an Indiana battery assembly plant, "You won’t have to wait,’ it would be like the cash-for-clunkers program.”
"AUTO SALES UP! - Economy Improving!"

WonTon Wrappers

Media Matters War Against FOX

Media Matters War Against FOX

Soros in Hell

Nothing was more enraging upsetting to me over the weekend than this Politico story "Media Matters' war against Fox."

The liberal group Media Matters has quietly transformed itself in preparation for what its founder, David Brock, described in an interview as an all-out campaign of “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” aimed at the Fox News Channel.
  • It has hired an activist who has led a successful campaign to press advertisers to avoid Glenn Beck’s show.
  • “If there was no Beck, George Soros would come down and demand we make it up,” the “interviewee” continued. “I would watch the “Flintstones” and transcribe Fred Flintstone’s words and attribute them to Beck. It was the only way to get Soros to stop hitting me.”
  • (A Soros associate said the financier, who gave Media Matters $1 million last year, did not earmark it for the Fox campaign. Soros suggested in a recent CNN interview that the Fox depictions of him as a sinister media manipulator would better be applied to Murdoch.)
    Through an American Spectator muck-a-muck that I had an association with in the 1990s, I was privy - in real time - to the antics of David Brock.  They were astounded when he left the publication, claiming that he had been the victim of gay bashing by homophobic right wingers.  To the contrary;  Brock was "outed" by New York Times columnist Frank Rich. When Rich’s malicious column appeared, Brock was defended by conservatives who rallied to his side.  So what gives?

I remember reading
Brock's account in American Spectator, about the epiphanal moment when he reevaluated his politics.

  One of the best places to accept Brock's challenge is at the university where he became a conservative. As Brock tells the story, his life changed profoundly during his sophomore year when he covered a February 15, 1983 campus speech by United Nations ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick for the Daily Californian, a school newspaper.

Protesters repeatedly heckled Kirkpatrick, a supporter of President Reagan's anticommunist foreign policy in Central America, and she walked off the stage in frustration. The protest spurred a national debate over campus free speech.

"The scene shook me deeply," Brock recalled in Blinded by the Right. "Was the harassment of an unpopular speaker the legacy of the Berkeley-campus Free Speech Movement, when students demanded the right to canvass for any and all political causes on the campus's Sproul Plaza? Wasn't free speech a liberal value? How, I wondered, could this thought police call itself liberal? As I raced back to the threadbare offices of the Daily Cal, where we tapped out stories on half-sheets of paper hunched over manual typewriters, my adrenaline was pumping. I knew I had the day's lead story."

But, as this 2002 Drudge Report NEW BROCK STORIES BEGIN TO UNRAVEL  goes on to prove,  Brock  made the whole thing up.  So, David Brock is just another liar with a press pass.

Here's my very educated guess about what really happened to Brock.
  1. David Brock
    His book "The Real Anita Hill," is a blockbuster that delves into behind the scenes Democrat tricks (and felonies) in their attempt to block Clarence Thomas's Supreme Court confirmation - at any cost.
  2. The Left goes absolutely nuts, and ratchets up an already fierce effort to undermine the American Spectator (for whom Brock has penned several articles about Bill Clinton)
  3. New York Times columnist Frank Rich outs Brock as a homosexual
  4. Brock cries himself to sleep every night.
  5. Stockholm Syndrome sets in.
  6. Brock sleeps with Frank Rich, and has champagne and strwberries every morning.
  7. David Brock is a weak man. And a liar.
Here's what's really going on.

In April 2008, Politico.com reported that Brock was collaborating with billionaire donor George Soros and longtime Democrat operative Paul Begala to launch a four-month, $40 million media campaign whose mission would be to publicly discredit Republican presidential candidate John McCain. [Discover the Networks]

 Further reading: Is Media Matters breaking the law in its 'war' on Fox News?

State Government Finances Visualizor

State Government Finances Visualization
a handy tool

State Government Finances in the U.S. › Visualization

As drummerrick said when he sent me this; "a handy tool."  You can look at your state's cash-securities holdings, debt at end of fiscal year, debt and  expenditures, and compare them with other states.  I suspected something, and this result proves I'm right.  It might be titled "Democrat rule v. Republican Leadership."


NYT Paywall Easily Cracked -LOL

NYT Paywall Easily Cracked – By Design
That was quick: Four lines of code is all it takes for The New York Times’ paywall to come tumbling down

New York Night Crawler

  This news is from last week, but since the New York Times ‘paywall’ goes into effect tomorrow, we thought it was quite timely. From Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab:

Hilariously, this article goes on to suggest that even though the New York Times spent $40 to $50 million dollars erecting this ‘paywall,’ they intended it to be easily defeated:


Only the Solons at Harvard school for journalism could concoct such a laughable theory when the truth is so painfully obvious.

The Times screwed up. Big time.

The first comment to this Sweetness and Light story says it all"

Swamp Thing

This begs the question: does anyone bother to read the NYT any more?

Related DC article "How to get around the New York Times's pretend pay wall

Freida Cumangough