Saturday, January 19, 2013

Fox News: Beavis hires Butthead

Employing the 'Hannity- Colmes'* effect in reverse, Fox hires Former Boy Mayor as Prime Time gadfly/punching bag/foil. Face it... it's not hard to look smarter than Dennis.
If what I say here offends anyone, I'm sorry. Read the whole article to understand what I'm talking about. Politics and Economics is more complicated than you'll see on any network. We're being dumbed down and I resent it.

Powerline: Is Fox Actually a Hedgehog?

"Kucinich is a clown, and he makes the O’Reilly Factor more of a clown show than it already is.
But maybe that’s the point; it is not for nothing that Rush Limbaugh, a serious man who nonetheless understands showmanship at the same time, refers to Bill O’Reilly as >Ted Baxter.<”

- Lol! Exactly! If you read O'Reilly's books, which are pretty damn good, you wonder if one or the other .. tv commentator, or author.. isnt just someone with the same name.
* Sean Hannity isnt really a shallow idiot, he just plays one on the air. Hannity hasn't been a serious show since Colmes left. And both their IQ's seemed to have plummeted on their own..

Monday, January 14, 2013

The War on Men And Boys Continues Apace..

 Cant believe it took this long for one of my blogs to see this.. I got the joke but what I took from it is based on what I suspect from experience:
- This is the kind of guy who buys a VW, now that SAAB is out of business. 
  But no adult, let alone a guy, throws THAT badly.
Here's the blog which finally noticed:
 Dr Helen: Can Dads do Anything Right?
Check the comments though. They are all over the place. Dumb Dads having been pervasive in TV for decades.
 But it aint just 'white males'.. the current Dumbest Dad on TV is Tyler Perry's 'Curtis Payne'.  IMO Too dumb to be a fireman let alone be Captain. 
Last time I brought that up some liberal white geezer called me a racist.
I told him to tell Perry if he could recognize him without a dress on.
Ooops.. now I'm un-PC on 2 counts.  

Lena Dunham is like 'a Liberal Sarah Palin'

No, Lena Dunham did not call Republicans Nazis, or “This Is Why We Lose.”

Just as Palin's views on just about everything met a landslide of stupid kneejerk reactions from the left, so is just about everything Dunham says, in the press.
The reason stems, of course, from the dumb pro-Obama video she made on 'Women's Issues.'

So instead of putting her in a box of people who dont think deeply enough along with Larry David, whose own pop culture / TV efforts actually make fun of his (and his friends')  intellect, we go all gonzo on someone new to the scene who is self-referential and realizes it.

Dunham, who is famously the daughter of a successful painter of “oversexualized pop art” and a well-known photographer who created “disquieting domestic tableaux” with dolls, repeatedly reiterated that her work is informed by a horrific childhood spent at expensive New York private schools and summer camps, where she struggled to maintain the integrity of her psyche amid the horrors of life as the kid of upper-middle-class urban artists. The whole thing is bizarre and self-fellating. But it’s also self-referential. The joke here isn’t that Donald Glover (who is adorable) is evil. But that Hannah, Dunham’s character, thinks he’s evil and has to handle the internal conflict.
 - read the whole thing!

Yeah... of course what was done was to put other libs' words in her mouth.  But that's about as fair as claiming Palin was the new David Duke.
Now.. I get the idea it's time we started punching back.  
And I'm gonna do it, too.  But think before you let loose that hay-maker roundhouse, or you bloody your own nose.
This reminds me of why I never watch or listen to Hannity. His simpleminded diatribes convince no one who wouldn't be better served by actually READING conservative and libertarian blogs.  Hannity's stuff is 'Conservativism for Kindergartners' and he hasnt made a cogent argument for our side since I can remember.  Probably before Alan Colmes left the show.

UPDATE -from 'the future' Cancel everything I just wrote, because while I thought Dunham must be using some independent reasoning faculties, it's become apparent she has taken the easy road. Becoming the thoughtless shallow minded  Lib everyone thought she was.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Hit the Kochs where it hurts..Stop Biofuel Subsidies!

Western 'Green' energy policies still supported by many 'watermelons' as well as big brand oil, are contributing to starvation and environmental desecration in the Third World while fat cat friends of politicians get rich.

And the Koch Brothers have bought into it.

The Koch Brothers Are Right: Ethanol Subsidies Should Go

Only 10% of ethanol supply is sorta chump change, though.  I'd rather they bought up about 80% of distribution.  Then Progressives would have no choice but vote to de-subsidize.  Because Media Matters and Thinkprogress would be suitably outraged and force them to do it.

 Then we could start on  corrupt European Biofuel policies that  are as bad or even worse.  Especially the German BioDiesel program which is the most egregious perpetrator.

NYT: As Biofuel Demand Grows, So Do Guatemala’s Hunger Pangs

 I find it encouraging that lefty media is starting to see the writing on the wall.. and sky.. and floor.  

Also interesting that the US is the only major economy to actually reduce its carbon footprint.  Because:Fracking

If we stopped ethanol in fuel, it would drop even more.  There's FACTS to prove it. At the least we know the CO2 output per car would not increase.

And then we could start on 'Wind'. Where it's proven that the carbon footprint is even larger than primary Natural Gas Power generation. Because it is necessary to have steady power supply and 'fill-in' turbine generators are much less efficient than closed cycle generation where emissions are much more tightly controlled, by about a factor of 10. 

Related: Current Events: Irony of Reality

Current Events: Irony of Reality

Isn't it juicy when irony hits home!

Current situation: Staffers talk about first meeting with Al Jazeera

This is a pretty big deal but it was soft-peddled on the MSM.  So Rupert's rag had to report on it.  But then, who else* will?

Ominously missing was the creator of Current, the self proclaimed inventor of the Internet and savior of clean energy, Al Gore, although his partner, Joel Hyatt, stood proudly with the Al Jazeera honchos.

“Of course Al didn’t show up,” said one high placed Current staffer. “He has no credibility.
“He’s supposed to be the face of clean energy and just sold [the channel] to very big oil, the emir of Qatar! Current never even took big oil advertising—and Al Gore, that bulls***ter sells to the emir?”
I'm pretty sure that guy already knew that 'no credibility' part.

It will be great to see the over/under on the editorial stance on US domestic energy.  Lefties and climate research trough feeders still claim that either or both Big Oil Companies or the Koch Bros are funding climate skeptics though they have to make up shit (as in the AEI debacle) to do it.  Amazingly they haven't found a tie between skeptics and Middle East oil.

Wonder why?  snicker.

I'm thinking enviro's opposing US pipelines, oil sands and fracking now have a, sorry... ANOTHER.. domestic voice.. which everyone will continue to ignore.

One person at the meeting, who has already announced that she’s leaving, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, tried to ask about severance packages for those who wouldn’t be staying.“This isn’t the place to discuss this!” Hyatt barked at her.
“After that, everyone kept their questions pretty much to themselves,” according to the staff member.

Well, Guvner, .... and other staff about to be declared flotsam ...  you wont be happy with that bye-bye check, if you even get one. 

"I'm pettyfog and you have my word on it."

*Of course, the Business Media had to report on the sale, itself.. with similar chuckles:

 Note:  Since Gore dismissed Glenn Beck's bid with no serious consideration, it seems Carbon hypocrisy trumps Political hypocrisy.   Obviously Beck would never have given him $500 M

Related:  Hit the Kochs where it Hurts..

Monday, January 07, 2013

Going Gonzo over Guns

Hard to have Christian thoughts... when you read news items like this, like I found teased on yahoo 
Trigger-happy Atlanta mom shoots intruder in the face 5 times

** Of course sanity prevailed but the original is cached and shows exactly what scumsucking liberals think about gun rights, and self protection.***
Trigger-happy Atlanta mom shoots intruder in the face 5 times
15 mins ago {when google cached from msnbc}

An Atlanta mom took matters into her own trigger-happy hands on Friday when confronting an intruder. The unidentified woman hid with her 9-year-old twins in a crawlspace as a man broke into her house and began rummaging through it. The alleged burglar, Paul Ali Slater, eventually found the family’s hiding space, but not before finding himself staring down the barrel of a .38 revolver. The woman fired six shots, five of which hit Slater in the face and neck, but he managed to flee after the family ran to a neighbor’s house. Slater is expected to survive. This story, shared thousands of times from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution website, has incited some pro-gun tweeps to voice their delight; @Jennecar writes of the story, “why we need guns in our homes!” And @kjclt1 writes, “bet this Atlanta area mother of 2 is glad she had her gun.”
Hard to believe any actual journalist could write that.. or that it could be published, even on the web
Viscerally, I could not help but want this  idiot to encounter exactly the same situation and die while on hold after dialing 911. 
But that's not Christian.. just think it, then write it off as a human reaction and hope they just learn to think instead.
Thus I initially refer to the writer as a ***scumsucking liberal***.  Another visceral reaction, but small potatoes to the option of wishing him or her to die.  And obviously, not 'ALL' Liberals are 'Scumsuckers', just as there's a 'few Republicans who actually arent racist shills for the rich and privileged'.
When blood pressure returns to normal, I considered the article might actually have been written by a rogue journalist -- a closet 'Right Wing gun nut'-- to 'rile up the yokels'.  
Which would have been just as bad.  But hardly likely.. consider:
- the 'Trigger-happy' mom 'confronted' the burglar: 'woman hid with her 9-year-old twins in a crawlspace'   ...  burglar, Paul Ali Slater, eventually found the family’s hiding space, but not before finding himself staring down the barrel of a .38 revolver. The woman fired six shots, five of which hit Slater in the face and neck, 
She must have leapt out of the hidey-hole Gun-a-Blazin'!!!   ummm no.   AFTER he found them, he found himself staring down the barrel of the gun. 
- Why was he tracking the occupants of the house down?  Sounds to me like he confronted the mom and kids.  Could be he was just curious about the hole and what might be in it.  Bad Idea if you're some place you shouldn't be.
- the presumably scared mom put five shots in his face.  I'm not a shooter, but I've shot handguns.  For a scared woman using a protection piece to hit the target five of six times  tells me the guy was within six feet of her.   Possibly she was just within the crawl space and he just looked into the opening when she fired.
But then... one of the 5 shots should have been fatal, or the guy is extremely lucky.  It was a .38.  I'm wondering what kind of powder loads were in the bullets. Guessing target rounds.
Whatever the case, the original wording of the article, as well as the reaction to it shows how divisive this issue is.  
For me, not a gun owner, let alone a shooter.. it's an easy choice.  The more the liberal media writes on curbing gun possession, the more I'm for legal gun possession.  Not for me, necessarily; but for anyone responsible enough to go through the red tape bother for permits and training to use them.


Friday, January 04, 2013

About the "Bush started it' meme on Budget Deficits'

Saying the current debt and budget deficits were started by Bush is misleading at the least - and a gross lie at the worst case, which is the belief of most progressives.
Note the early Bush years were affected by the bursting of the Tech Bubble, losing a lot of revenue from capital gains, when investors wrote off losses.  And shortly thereafter by 9/11 which punched the economy in the gut for well over one month and some sectors took years to recover.

via Instapundit

Read the whole post, it's important!
Yeah.. there's a problem.  The financial collapse into recession isn't mentioned at all. And that was going to happen no matter who was in power.
The MAIN problem was TARP / Junk mortgage crash. Which is directly traceable to Clinton's CRA 99 and Barney Frank and Friends. And because many or most Republicans were complicit, you have to write off the initial crunch.
After TARP is when the party differentiation occurred,  once we panicked and threw a bunch of money at it, then instead of fixing the obvious problem by letting banks and finance crash, just threw more money at them. And hired whoever got fired, or lost a sweet gig at a defunct bank, into guv'mint slots.
And look at the mortgage market today!  Only difference is that it's harder than hell to get  that essentially 'free of interest' loan.

But the MAIN fix up to 2007 was jobs.. go back and look at 2001-2010 Unemployment Rates and overlay those revenue figures, above. Until TARP wrecked everything we were doing pretty well at recovering from the tech bubble and 9/11 .. 

Figure courtesy Washington Post: 

The key to revenue is and always has been a healthy private sector economy leading to growth and prosperity.
We are nowhere near solving the problem by adding taxes back on.. but the real start would be for the private sector to just have a good idea what their tax liabilities WILL be in a few years.
That's not likely.  And there's no indication, other than a few obligatory words, that the present administration cares about creating private sector jobs.

Tax Changes 'unexpectedly' hit home for Obama voter

via Instapundit..
From DemocraticUnderground:

What happened that my SS withholdings in my paycheck just went up.

My paycheck just went down by an amount that I don't feel comfortable with. I guarantee this decrease will hurt me more than the increase in income taxes will hurt those making over $400,000.

 LOL!!!! DU stands for DUmbass

 Best Answer in the Comments: 'Should never have been done in 1st place.' 

Yep, SUCKER! Keynes brings pains!   
And of course the DU..$$ doesnt consider that a Small Business Owner may have to declare $450K but may have an actual living income the same as his.. because, you know.. he actually still has to write checks to operate his business from that declared income.
Here's more on the pain with no gain:

Workers making $30,000 will take a bigger hit on their pay than those earning $500,000 under new fiscal deal

 Note: 'proportionally'..  so what!  But in the end, it shows that the higher earners DO pay their share.
Everyone gets hit. 
 The more you fiddle with taxes, the richer someone gets. And that someone is usually not the guy out there actually EARNING an income of $500,000.
However, the comments make me weep. Stupid people s
wallowing the class warfare narrative they desperately believe in.
 As 'Shannon' replied on my FB page:

Until there is a cure for "head in the sand" Ostrich Syndrome, what can we expect?