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Monday, February 21, 2011

Memo to Florida Democrat

Yeah, you made national headlines by revealing yourself to be a goof.

More importantly, though, and take this as constructive criticism:

Do something about the hair.

A blow torch would be a good start.

Or a hedge trimmer.

As Agent J might say, "Damn, girl!"

GOP Pees On Forest Fire

This is progress?

The United States government was given an Obama budget of $3,830,000,000,000 for this year. The crusaders in the Republican Party have knocked that down by an amount equal in size to a pimple on a gnat's ass.

Worse yet? 

This gem came in the form of a "continuing resolution."  The next budget is yet to be hammered out.  With a Democratic Senate.  And with Mr. What-Deficit?

Expect that forest fire to become an inferno.

Bad Guys Have Guns

But then good guys sometimes do too.  Which makes for an interesting exchange of interpersonal dialogue and male bonding:
The man pulled a blue .357 revolver with a 4-inch barrel from his waistband, pointed it at the clerk and said, “Give me your money!”

The clerk had practiced for just such an occasion. He was ready.

He zeroed in on the robber’s cylinder and saw it was empty as he reached for his own gun and pulled it from its holster.

“His eyes got as big as two dinner plates,” the clerk said. “Before I got mine pointed at him, he ran to the door at, like, 95 mph. I’m surprised he didn’t bust the glass out of the door.” [link]
You gotta admit, that took guts.  The clerk assumed the .357's cylinder was empty because he couldn't see any bullets within.  Even though the one that might be positioned such that it's about to come out the barrel you couldn't see if you tried.

Anyway, all's well that ends well.

But I'd suggest you not try this at home.  Not all robbers are this stupid.

Quote of the Day

From respected economist Robert J. Samuelson:
Vice President Biden, an avowed friend of good government, is giving it a bad name. With great fanfare, he went to Philadelphia last week to announce that the Obama administration proposes spending $53 billion over six years to construct a "national high-speed rail system." Translation: The administration would pay states $53 billion to build rail networks that would then lose money—lots—thereby aggravating the budget squeezes of the states or federal government, depending on which covered the deficits.

There's something wildly irresponsible about the national government undermining states' already poor long-term budget prospects by plying them with grants that provide short-term jobs. Worse, the rail proposal casts doubt on the administration's commitment to reducing huge budget deficits. How can it subdue deficits if it keeps proposing big spending programs?
"High-Speed Rail Is a Fast Track to Government Waste," Newsweek, February 16, 2011

It Must Be In The Genes

Why do all these Democrats who work day and night to pass laws governing my life seem so often to be breaking the law?

Today's example:
Mayor of large NYC suburb resigns after conviction
By Jim Fitzgerald, Associated Press

White Plains, N.Y. — The mayor of one of New York City's largest suburbs resigned Friday, two months after his conviction on domestic violence charges brought by his wife.

White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley, who is appealing, said he had to spend more time on the case than he expected, and more than a mayor can afford.

"I can no longer allow the circumstances of my personal life to be a distraction" from the city's needs, the 49-year-old Democrat said at a City Hall news conference.

"It is my hope that at the end of this judicial process, the truth will ... [blah blah blah] [link]
Glenn Reynolds points out that this felon is "ANOTHER ONE OF MIKE BLOOMBERG’S “MAYORS AGAINST ILLEGAL GUNS.”

That's rich.

As the shenanigans coming out of the Party of Clinton point out on a regular basis, laws are for the little people.

The Pressure Cooker

Been to the grocery lately?  Bought a tank of gas?

I think the experts are way behind on this.  Serious movement on the inflation front has been going on now for a period of time, yet only now they see it beginning to take hold.  What gives?
Inflation makes comeback as prices rise for food, fuel
By Patrice Hill, Washington Times

Inflation is making a quick comeback after touching the lowest levels in decades last fall.

Fast-rising prices for food, fuel and other basic necessities, stoked by rapid growth in emerging countries, are coming home to American consumers despite reluctance by U.S. businesses to raise their prices.

A report from the Labor Department on Thursday showed consumer prices rose by 0.4 percent in each of the past two months — or a 4 percent annual rate over the last quarter f fed by the biggest gains in food prices in two years and surging energy prices. [link]
The price of housing has been something of a relief valve in recent years, but indications are that that market segment is starting to stabilize.  And manufacturing output, if the numbers are to be believed, is smokin'.  Which makes for inflationary pressures to build.  Then there's the worsening problem with energy and our dwindling resources (thanks, Obama) (thanks, China).

In a word, this is bad.  So many people on fixed incomes.  So many people depending on their "nest egg" for their retirement years.  A nest egg that won't buy them a Starbucks coffee, if things don't turn around.

By the way, don't expect a turnaround.

Strap yourselves in.

I'm just surprised that the "experts" are just now catching on.