Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Jamie Dimon's boldness

While I applaud Jamie Dimon's boldness

Ah - Fat Cat Republicans .... (click 4 cite)
I can't help but recall that JP Morgan Chase was one of the top contributors to the Dems... and more precisely: the Idiot in Chief.

Well....that investment didn't pay off very well, did it?

The silver lining here, is that the Administration has managed to piss off it's far left leaning constituency, many of it Jewish supporters, and now,... almost the entire Financial Community.
  My understanding is that legal Hispanic residents (you know...the only Hispanics that are supposed to be able to vote)... are turning on the Dems in droves.


There could be a happy ending to all this misery

Guest Contributor —Taibs

How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America

Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America

In Part One of my new book -- released this week! -- "Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America," I demonstrate that liberals have all the earmarks of mob psychology.

Their myths, slogans, demands for immediate action, messianic goals, demonization of opponents, creation of political idols and occasional resorts to violence -- all this is classic herd behavior.

Because mobs are irrational, immature, subject to wild passions and infatuations, they cannot be reasoned with. And they are always dangerous.

The mob attributes of liberals we will review this week are a crowd's inability to perceive contradictions and its tendency to form an infatuation for an individual.

Consider just one blinding contradiction recently embraced by liberals.  
Jared Loughner's shooting spree


Ann's Blood Line
Great Grandma Coulter

Nobody can make me giddy over ideas like Ann Coulter.    I love her mind and her moxie.  She's tough.  She's smart.  She's right.  Always. Just like MoSup.
One more slice —
Nearly seven decades after FDR was president and five decades after JFK was, we still have to listen to liberals drone on about their stupendousness. It's as if Republicans demanded constant praise for Calvin Coolidge.

Even Republicans are forced to pretend to admire these profligate Democrats in order to court Democratic voters. Republicans don't mention Reagan as much, and he was a better president.

In 1992, Time magazine quoted The Boomer Report editor Cheryl Russell, saying, "Every woman I know is having sex dreams about Bill Clinton." (If you call nightmares about Bill Clinton dropping his pants "sex dreams," I guess I was, too.)

When Obama came along, guess who liberals started having sex dreams about? Yes, the big-eared beanpole. The New York Times' Judith Warner reported: "Many women -- not too surprisingly -- were dreaming about sex with the president."  

Payback Rapture?

Anthony Weiner is a lot like Bill Clinton, only funnier.
Hillary Squared
The lede segues to "We were first reminded of Bill Clinton when, at the gym yesterday, we tuned in to CNN (the communist YMCA doesn't get Fox News) to watch Weiner's press conference. Instead of Weiner, there was Andrew Breitbart holding forth. It was just like that day in December when Bill Clinton gave his first White House press conference in a decade ... ."  But these nutroot quotes are funnier still.
Andrew Reinbach at the Puffington Host (sic) Sunday:
"What's gone largely unremarked is that the tactics used against Rep. Weiner are the ones at the top of the Right Wing toolkit. At a minimum, the Right Wing displays a fondness for tactics, and a willingness to stoop, that I think have no place in the public sphere."

Daily Nutroots
And "Stranded Wind" at Thursday:
"Congressman Anthony Weiner was stalked, set up, smeared, and this was coordinated to protect Clarence Thomas from scrutiny. . . . This conservative crime wave isn't going to just go away. As we've seen with Anthony Weiner, any individual who troubles them, even if that person by [sic] a United States Congressman, is going to get whacked."

And "phenry," also at Thursday:
"In reality, of course, the 'hacker' probably just spent about an hour figuring out how to spoof yfrog's incredibly weak security and then uploaded a picture he found on a porn site. But Rep. Weiner doesn't know that. Realistically, there's no reason to expect him to know that. Now that the wheels are coming off of the cunning plan and Breitbart has once again been exposed as the charlatan and serial liar that he is ... " [WSJ, The Second Time as Farce]
Oh Lordy.  Is this "payback rapture," I wonder?

Greek National Anthem- 'I'm walking Behind You'

Looks like we re going to get creep Greeked again

Owwy - we're being Greeked!

The password you selected, 'penis,' is too short

fhxGH5h  Ain’t Close To Being A Safe Password Anymore
Cheap GPUs are rendering strong passwords useless

The results are startling. Working against NTLM login passwords, a password of “fjR8n” can be broken on the CPU in 24 seconds, at a rate of 9.8 million password guesses per second. On the GPU, it takes less than a second at a rate of 3.3 billion passwords per second.

    Increase the password to 6 characters (pYDbL6), and the CPU takes 1 hour 30 minutes versus only four seconds on the GPU. Go further to 7 characters (fh0GH5h), and the CPU would grind along for 4 days, versus a frankly worrying 17 minutes 30 seconds for the GPU.

It gets worse.

The password 'penis' is too short

All of which generates comments like —
  It is 57 years to crack all 10-char printable ASCII passwords with 4×5970 (95**10/33.1e9/3600/24/365.25 = 57.3 years).

Actually a real attack would take less than 9 years, because one must take into account GPU performance doubling every 1.5 years.

I'm filing this in the "If someone wants to break into your house badly enough, they will"  folder.

But, sign me:


At Age 4 ...


-At Age 80, success is ...
At Age 4 Success Is Not Peeing Your Pants
At Age 12 Success Is Having Friends
At Age 16 Success Is Having a Driver Licence
At Age 20 Success Is Having Sex
At Age 35 Success Is Having Money
At Age 50 Success Is Having Money
At Age 60 Success Is Having Sex
At Age 70 Success Is Having a Driver Licence
At Age 75 Success Is Having Friends
At Age 80 Success Is Not Peeing Your Pants

The Car from Atlas Shrugged Motors

Chevy Volt: The Car from Atlas Shrugged Motors
The Rest of the Story....

Chevy Volt: The Car from Atlas Shrugged Motors

Patrick Michaels is a senior fellow in Environmental Studies at the Cato
Institute and the editor of the forthcoming Climate Coup: Global Warming's
Invasion of our Government and our Lives, as well as the author of several
other books on global warming.

His Forbes column* on the Chevy VOLT is a case study in the nexus between big government corruption and big business rent-seeking.

*It's easier to read on CATO
I found this synopsis on Yahoo Auto Groups: (Excerpt)

Michaels notes that "sales are anemic: 326 in December, 321 in January, and 281 in February." There seems to be a trend here . . .

Michaels adds that GM has announced a production run of 100,000 in the first two years and asks what appears to be a rhetorical question: "Who is going to buy all these cars?"

But wait! Keep hope alive! There is a positive answer to the question.

Jeffrey Immelt's GE will buy a boatload of those uneconomic GM cars. Here the case study opens onto the inevitable political angle: Recently, President Obama selected General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt to chair his Economic Advisory Board.

GE is also awash in windmills waiting to be subsidized so they can provide unreliable, expensive power.

Consequently, and soon after his appointment, Immelt announced that GE will buy 50,000 VOLTs in the next two years, or half the total produced.

Patrick Michaels knows his ratbastardcommies, having also authored "Climate Coup: Global Warmings Invasion of Our Government and Our Lives"

Related—  "President Obama’s phony accounting on the auto industry bailout [WaPost]


Asses bared for Al Gore

Creating an AGW Quotation Collection

WUWT reader Charles Harrison  uses the new submit story feature (see header menu) to ask this:

    I would like to have a personal collection of AGW quotations to use in presentations, etc. Things like no more snow, the latest proposal to tattoo skeptics, the need to bring about the end of industrial civilization, etc.
  [Watts Up With That?]

Stop Gore

Don't want to talk down to anyone, but not everyone has a PhD in molecular air carbonology, so a little explanation may help some.

 "AGW" is "anthropogenic global warming;" science shorthand for "man caused global warning," or "the God complex."  If there's a go-to guy on the subject, it's Anthony Watts (Watts Up With That?)  I'm telling you this because some of the AGW quotations might be a tad obtuse, but the bottom line is this. Here are a community of people who understand this stuff, and they're all taking a dump on Al Gore's head.  A few examples.
Les Johnson says:

This laugher from David Suzuki, who apparently does not know physics or chemistry.

“It has been known since the last century that carbon-bearing compounds are transparent to sunlight but opaque to infra-red. In other words, sunlight passes through carbon-containing air whereas infra-red heat rays tend to be reflected by the carbon.

We are familiar with this effect in a car that has sat in the sun. The interior becomes hot because the carbon in the glass keeps the heat in.”

“I believe in natural gas as a clean, cheap alternative to fossil fuels. ”

Nancy Pelosi

‘No Pressure’ 10:10 Campaign

‘It wasn’t my fault, I was home having a baby’ 10:10 Campaign Director

‘We know where you live’ Greenpeace Marketing Guy

‘We have to announce disasters or nobody will listen’ Professor Sir John Houghton

‘Nobody ever asked’ Phil Jones, author of 200+ ‘peer reviewed’ papers on how often he had shown his data and methods to others.

‘Voodoo Science’ Mr Pachauri

Stop Gore

trkof says:
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“The debate is over … ”
Al Gore

Mary-Elena Carr of Columbia University’s Earth Institute said what is now an annual sea level rise of a few millimeters will increase dramatically by the year 2100.

“There’s just no escaping one meter by 2100. No escaping that. Could it be more? Absolutely. Is it likely to be 10? No,” she said.

... and this says it all -

Roger Knights says:

I’ve got 100 pages of formal quotes & cites from warmists (not just online commenters) that I’d like to submit to moderators / curators of an edited thread. I don’t want to clog this thread with it. Is there some moderator I can e-mail it to?

Baseball Quiz

Today's Eye Opener Quiz
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