Monday, October 03, 2011

Times Wee-Wee Snark

The New York Times wees itself in public

The New York Times has just pissed its neuroscientific pants in public and is now running round the streets announcing the fact in an op-ed that could as easily been titled ‘Smell my wee!’

The piece is written by Martin Lindström, famous for writing the ‘neuromarketing’ best-seller Buyology, but infamous for not making any of his data or studies public.

In fact, despite constantly mentioning the astounding conclusions from numerous brain imaging studies he was run, not one has appeared in the scientific literature. [Full]

I don't have a clue what this is about, but I like the author's style (Ann Coulter without her savoir-faire  and benignancy?).  Anyway, it's a science thing, so I'll just pretend it's about global warming.  The Times hasn't printed a thing about AGW that passes scientific muster either.  I'll  file it under Carbon Offset Fun.

Making poop noises in public

A Public Dump

CNN’s Gloria Borger: “[House Budget Chairman Paul] Ryan became popular by pushing the unpopular, things like killing his colleague’s pork projects, or trying to revamp Social Security, and eventually change Medicare into a program of vouchers for private insurers....”

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman: “To be a little melodramatic, the voucher would kill people, no question....The cuts in Medicare that he’s proposing, the replacement of Medicare by a voucher system, would in the end mean that tens of millions of older Americans would not be able to afford essential health care. So that counts as cruelty to me.”

— From a profile of Ryan that aired on CNN’s Stories: Reporter, September 25.


Sorry, but Google will not translate sh*t to English

The answers are

  • Did they work for the Nazis? Or even worse, did they kill any birds while drilling for oil?
  • the democrats have been after the koch brothers for a long time.
  • More Dem propaganda to destroy Reps. George Soros is the one who needs to be investigated. The Koch brothers are mere pikers compared to the political clout exercised by Soros who is bankrolling all kinds of Dem organizations and whose “Secretary of State” project is intended to pave the way for widespread voter fraud.
  • Wow, just wow. So after Obamas Cap-and-Trade fraud didn’t pass the smell test, Exelon and First Energy (who were supposed to be big beneficaries) have recieved the majority of the DOE’s recent spending. Does anyone else see this as a much bugger problem than the trumped up charges on the Koch Brothers?
  • Funny — another commie DemoRAT effort to take your eye off of how Obama is going to be funded and by whom.
  • Consider the source. I don’t see any proof behind the allegations, which are pretty serious (if the Feds want them to be) . Looks like the old “throw as much crap against the wall and see what stickes” method.
  • Etc Etc Etc
The Provocation is
Attacking The Kochs for Being American

This is Richard Mellon Scaife déjà vu all over again.

Dogs do have better sense however ...

Dog Lovers Form PAC in San Francisco
Of course they did

Pelosi is Mad Dog's Choice

We expect the dog vote to be a game-changer," said Bruce Wolfe, president of DogPAC, which held a forum attended by several mayoral hopefuls Saturday.

I don't want to be in the same club they're in anymore. 

Nancy Pelosi Hot

I would seriously love to interview the person who did this the nancy pelosi hot Google.  

Three Amigos Gunrunning

Today's Someone Else's Timely Photochop

GOP's Checks Bounce

GOP's Checks Bounce
Electability and the Republican Field

GOP's Checks Bounce

The anxious GOP Establishment, which has detested every conservative would-be Republican presidential nominee -- Ronald Reagan not excluded -- since 1952, is desperately trying to sell this argument right now.  On September 28, David Frum, who seems to have morphed from a conservative into a water-carrier for the Country Club set, wrote a spectacularly conclusory, banal, and unpersuasive piece arguing the Republican Establishment's default position, and even AT's Mercer Tyson joined in on October 1. 

Don't believe any of it.

If for no other reason, don't believe it because the same electability narrative -- less blatantly but with equal vigor -- is being peddled by the MSM, which has been carpet-bombing Rick Perry from 30,000 feet for some three weeks now.  Does any reader of this site believe that the MSM is trying to help the Republican Party avoid an electability mistake in choosing its nominee?  [FULL Wonderfulness]

Spot-on observations by Jared E. Peterson (American Thinker), and worth reading.  This included list needs no explanation.

1976: Gerald Ford (moderate): Lost.

1980: Ronald Reagan (conservative): Won.

1984: Ronald Reagan (conservative): Won.

1988: George H. W. Bush (conservative, by the good fortune of association with Ronald Reagan): Won.

1992: George H. W. Bush (moderate, by the misfortune of having been himself for four years): Lost.

1996: Bob Dole (moderate): Lost.

2000: George W. Bush (conservative -- I'm talking perception): Won.

2004: George W. Bush (conservative -- see above comment): Won.

2008: John McCain (moderate): Lost. 

Am I hallucinating, or is a pattern discernible?

Something WTF?

Something WTF?

I have no idea what this picture chronicles, but we can guess. Most obviously likely to me are—
  1. Wife swapping party host addresses complaints that some guests are cheating.
  2. Casting call for the leads in HBO series "Paul and Nancy Pelosi Empire"
  3. Senator elect Al Franken thanks voters whose mail-in ballots made the difference
  4. Medicare fraud suspect round-up
  5. Crash-test dummy school
  6. .......?