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Monday, September 19, 2011

Breaking News!

Polar icebergs are melting at an unprecedented and alarming rate!

Let this year be recorded as the year that is like no other: 2011.

Unless you include this one: 1982.

And this one: 1972.

And this one: 1959.

And this one: 1953.

And this one: 1952.

And this one: 1947.

And this one: 1940.

And this one: 1937.

And this one: 1923.

And this one: 1922.

And this one: 1906.

See "Been There, Done That In The Arctic."

"I'd say the chances are about 50-50 that humanity will be extinct or nearly extinct within 50 years. Weapons of mass destruction, disease, I mean this global warming is scaring the living daylights out of me."

Said Ted Turner ... in 2054.


What is causing the economic malaise that the USA has been suffering from lo these last four years?

Says a really smart New York Times columnist, a Nobel by-God laureate in economics, no less, it's the result of ...

... fiscal austerity.

I'm not making that up.

Fiscal austerity.

Yeah, it's got to be the miserly trend in government spending.

How Refreshing

The New York Times has decided that it has an obligation - call it journalism - to look into the past of a rising, and largely unknown, presidential candidate.

See "Paint Creek, the Town [Rick] Perry Left Behind."

Odd how that sense of obligation can be turned on and off depending on whose past needs to be exposed.

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From the same New York Times this morning, a question:

"Why does Obama let his critics define him?"

Answer: Because his friends at the New York Times refused to.

Explain The Mindset. I Can't.

Passenger trains are inconvenient.

Passenger trains are grossly inefficient.

Passenger trains are extremely expensive to operate.

Passenger trains serve no purpose for 99.9% of the American populace.

Passenger trains are - with maybe one exception - egregiously cost-ineffective.

Passenger trains are the most polluting of all means of transportation ever devised by human beings.*

So the Roanoke Times editorial page has decided that ...

... we should have lots more of them.

May God have mercy.

* Measured in belch per mile.

Quote of the Day

From the adolescent editorialists at the Roanoke Times:

"Tea partyers and other extreme conservatives are more incensed at the notion of honoring federal workers. They believe federal workers are leeches on society who deserve only scorn."

Memo to kids with keyboards:

1) I'm a Tea "Partyer."

2) My son-in-law is a federal worker (a Lieutenant Colonel to be precise).

3) I do not scorn him or his service to his country.

4) And I don't consider him a leech.

5) I focus my contempt on nitwit liberals who write for equally liberal newspapers.

Federal workers are leeches?  Where do they get such silly notions?  Maxine Waters?  Roseanne Barr?  Anthony Weinerless?

Ah, Yes, A 'Day Of Rage'

You know that "Day of Rage" revolution (see my introduction to it here) that was supposed to begin yesterday on Wall Street and spread across the land, bringing with it sweeping changes in the way ... we ... well, we're not sure what changes will derive from it because the really brilliant revolutionaries who dreamt it up never sat down to hammer out their reasons for their existence.

Kinda reminds you of a president going to war against Libya but without any discernible reason for doing so.

Shoot, let's bomb 'em anyway.

What exactly are we to make of such schemes?

Anyway, yesterday was the first "Day of Rage."

Turns out there was more rage at the Jets-Jaguars game not far away.

See "Day of FAIL: Nationwide anti-capitalist revolution flops."

The organizers of this groundswell of a revolution expected 20,000 badasses to take to the streets.  Reality?  5% of that.  At most.

And those who showed up?

Some demanded more government.  Others demanded no government.  From commies to anarchists, and everything in between.

The weather was good, though.  A fun time had by all.

This Is Where We Were To End Up All Along

How Obama's friend and mentor Jeremiah Wright's condemnation of this country we love manifests itself:

Obama to propose $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue

America, in their minds, deserves it as fitting punishment for its past crimes.

Tax 'em till they bleed. And we starve.