Sunday, May 13, 2012

Our First Gay President

Larry Sinclair was trying to tell everyone the same damn thing 4 years ago, but nobody wanted to listen.

Kirsten Gillibrand's Great Idea

Hitler's Mustache               

A Mother’s Day idea from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D NY):

This Mother’s Day, I can’t think of a better
to honor all the mothers in the country
— past and present —  than with a
contribution to building a stronger abortion
 mill industry.  Nobody does  more than
 Emily's List in that regard!

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Oprah-Wookie Cat Fight

                                                                         STFU Michelle

Oprah & Wookie
Sitting in a Tree
C-A-T Fight I-N-G

Res Ipsa Loquitur

Jealous Michelle vs. Oprah

How two of America’s most powerful women grew to despise each other

The problem seemed to originate from two of Michelle’s advisers, Valerie Jarrett and DesirĂ©e Rogers, the new White House social secretary. They resented Oprah’s meddling in their bailiwick. Among other things, Oprah had a plan to redecorate the Lincoln bedroom. She also had ideas about how Michelle could put more zing into White House social events.

“Michelle makes it clear to her inner circle, and this certainly includes Valerie, that she wants women around Barack watched and wants info about who he has an eye for and gets touchy with,” this person continued. “The thing is, she knows, like everybody, about JFK’s shenanigans, and she thinks, hey, JFK was young and good looking like my guy.

“Michelle talked to Gayle King about it, just talking as friends. She has become much closer to Gayle than to Oprah, to Oprah’s anger and surprise. She told Gayle that if she found out her husband was running around, she wouldn’t keep quiet. Gayle was kind of astonished that she would say that.”


“Michelle seemed to direct her answers and asides to Gayle, rather than Oprah,” the Harpo exec continued. “It made both Oprah and Gayle very uncomfortable, which may have been the idea. Oprah struck back by asking Michelle whether she and the president were still fighting a lot. Taken aback by such a personal question, Michelle stumbled, then finally managed to say that the marital arguing had been a ‘growth point’ in their relationship.”  -- Read more:

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California Creaming

About 22 percent of California's eighth-graders tested on a national science test passed, ranking the Golden State among the worst in the nation

Beat Business Climate by State

Survey: Which States Are Small-Business-Friendly?

Pulling a rabbit out of a fishbowl here boss

Res Ipsa Loquitur

  • California plus the Northeast (aside from New Hampshire) are the most unfriendly overall. Add in the trio of Midwest industrial states (Illinois, Michigan, Ohio) plus Washington and Hawaii and you get the full list of seriously unfriendly states, with “D+” or worse grades.
  • The list of best states also includes few surprises: Texas, Oklahoma, Idaho, Utah, Virginia and several other Southern states.
  • Virginia (grade of A) far outdistances Maryland (C-), notwithstanding the views of Washington Post business writers who often chide the Old Dominion for not emulating the economic policies of its neighbor to the north.
  • Other states, even in the Northeast, tend to do OK in one or two areas—New Jersey and Vermont avoid piling costs onto new hiring, Connecticut and Illinois are not entirely hopeless on zoning, and so forth. The exception is California: it’s awful on everything.
California  and Maryland bad; Texas and Virgina good.   All the drama of watching a rabbit pulled out of a fishbowl. A survey that wasn't necessary.  This is interesting however (and true)

Small businesses care almost twice as much about licensing regulations as they do about tax rates when rating the business-friendliness of their state or local government.

Everyone knows high taxes depress business activity; it is libertarians who go on to offer a critique of licensure laws, and never has it seemed so relevant. 


Tent Rants

Top Republican Pollster Advises Party To Embrace Gay Marriage ...

Res Ipsa Loquitur
Top Republican Pollster Advises Party To Embrace Gay Marriage ...  Why is a pollster telling a major political party what it should "embrace"?  And worse, why do the GOP have a history of taking heed?  Political parties coalesce around shared ideas and common values.  In short, if you like our vision, sign up; we will stanchly defend and advance those ideals.   Democrats are about controlling people's lives because they'll botch the deal on their own, and they never, ever, stray (in practice).   It was Top Republican braniacs who came up with the "big tent" idea. WTF?  Forget who you are.  Forget whatever  convictions you may have; the way to win is to pander to the  whiner of the hour.   "How can we have polling data touted by all the media which shows overwhelming national support, except in the black community, wherever you go, of gay marriage, and yet every time it's come up on the ballot, loses.  It hasn't even come close to winning when it's put to a vote.  It's just like Obama's likability numbers.  The people that give him a job approval (unintelligible) support health care, 30%, 35% still support Obamacare.  Sixty-five percent likability.  Nothing gels here."
  • ....Advises Party To Embrace Reparations for slavery (that they gave their lives to end). 
  • ....Advises Party To Embrace Feminism. 
  • ....Advises Party To Embrace Illegal Immigrants. 
  • ....Advises Party to Embrace Compromise
When not telling the GOP how to be more like the people whose very ideas, if not guts, they ought to hate, they instruct the Catholic Church how to sparkle. 
  • Top Religion Pollster Advises Church to  embrace birth control, ... embrace  abortion ... embrace women priests, .... embrace gay marriage,   and no church on Sunday. You 'll get  more  people to jine-up Mr. Pope. 
The GOP have listened to the "experts,  and look what it's got them - and us.  The GOP are still fighting the Tea Party for chrisake, despite getting clobbered by us in 2010.   The Pope however has principles,  and  has taken a stand for a smaller church of more ardent believers over a larger community that relies on what he sees as diluted doctrine.  That's the way it's supposed to be done.