Month: November 2009

An Expert Speaks out on “Tiger” Woods(R)’ Embarassment

Ever notice that athletes and celebrities are happy to accept all the adoration and wealth that comes with being a role model — until they’re caught being human.

And what burns me the most about Tiger isn’t cheating with a not particularly attractive, possibly a little bit nuts woman, or getting caught at it by his wife. Who cares.

But his corruption of the local police, that bothers me a little.

But I’m no expert.

But Mr. Lucky, the World’s Most Successful Lover is, and he has this to say:

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Query

If, faced with the economic crisis to come, President Oneterma doesn’t have the balls (or whatever) to be another Herbert Hoover (let alone FDR), what do you think his chances will be come 2012 and he’s done, well, nothing much to speak of, nothing terribly helpful?

I Suppose I Should be Thankful Barack Oneterma is President and Not McCain-Palin, But it’s HARD!

President Oneterma

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey. — Benjamin Franklin, 1759

The only really decent thing to do behind a person’s back is pat it. /.

Holiday bummer: The GOP’s BFFs, the Arab petrothugs* look like they’re about to trigger a mini global economic crisis. (*My recollection is Dubai actually has no oil of its own. Like the US, its economy is pretty much fueled by finance and speculation.) Of course, the Dubai problem is worse because the speculators are the government so no government bailout is available such as in the US. Clearly, that is what makes this country great: welfare and handouts only for the wealthy and unworthy.

Good news for homeowners: Banks fail to foreclose again, this time because they’re incapable in negotiating in good faith with the owners of house that’s underwater. The best solution is to hope no one knows who actually owns your mortgage (unlike me, sadly). Clearly, Team Oneterma has no intention to offer actual help.

Just like the Bushies, looks like Oneterma also wants to destroy Social Security.

Oneterma to the victims of the Global Economic Meltdown: Drop Dead. Literally.

Another FAIL from Oneterma: How he’s contributed to GOP victories and success in 2010. President McCain-Palin surely would have had a lesser success or even defeat in 2010, so the GOP actually had a greater success by losing in ’08.

Oneterma’s destiny.

Actually, Oneterma seems to hate Democrats. I think the only way he can win in 2012 is by switching parties after the Dems defeat in 2010. “I’m switching parties because the people have clearly spoken….”

Reminder: The healthcare reform billing passing through Congress still pretty much is a piece of crap. I mean, the insurers will benefit from it far more than we will and I’m sure, deep down, really want it more than we do.

How the world works, the super-short version. And President Oneterma thinks this is fine.

Rhetorical question: Can this obvious whacko get elected?

Reminder: The Christian wingnuts are really the scum of the earth. From earth to earth… sooner, please.

Three Mile Island redux: The return of nuclear power plants in highly dangerous condition.

A thought: Since the GOP survives on nothing more than the Nazis’ Big Lie system, aren’t we required to refer to them as Nazis? I think so.

Good question: If, say, the 1964 Civil Rights Act could be passed with a simple majority in the Senate, why does healthcare reform need 60 votes? (Link.)

They confess: The Washing Post admits it’s a crap paper. It’s funny how Big Media hasn’t yet learned that crapping the product and chasing readers away actually is not a means to profit.

Meanwhile, the Times buries a story that the economy actually isn’t so good and then tries to poo-pooh the reality. Awful piece.

Does anyone really think the Secret Service wouldn’t have stopped these people if the president was white or Republican? Me neither. God bless our endless supply of racists….

Freedom-hating Canadian border guard assholes.

Historical fail. Day of reckoning deferred, price of failure rises….

Another important story buried deep in holiday Sunday’s Times: There’s a major, major problem with debt that can’t be ignored. It’s not just mortgages. And what do our leaders do? Give money to the lenders so they can… speculate, instead of adjusting and otherwise dealing with debt…. How can this not be a W-shaped recession? And now I know I’m getting old: What was mentioned in the article that goosing corporate numbers by reducing costs instead of, I don’t know, maybe increasing sales, only goes so far — I actually remember that from the last recession. So your recent anemic growth of the GDP? Means precious little. Yet again, anyone who touts it as any sort of major milestone on the road to recovery — they’re ignorant or lying. As for a growing GDP and true economic health — all the growth during the Bushie years — job growth was anemic, debt growth was historic. So great GDP numbers by themselves mean nothing. Anyway, a great reality check by Morgenson. She’s so old school: she’s a reporter who deals in facts.

This sucks. I know, that’s not saying a lot….

The cloud of data: Fails at Nokia, Microsoft/Sidekick, now Pre. For some reason, Google really thinks this is what someone wants in an OS? (And Google has its own failures with its cloud.)

Why we need politicians running school systems: For brilliant policies like encouraging teachers to give higher grades not because they teach better but only because they grade higher for tenure. (Link.)

Twilight?

Oooh, TPM goes all mainstream with a post chock full of irrelevance and naivete!

Once upon a time, knowledge mattered and people wanted to know stuff:

…but that was then. Now, ignorance rules….

This is art!

Perino: “We did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term” | Media Matters for America

No one comes close to the GOP when it comes to lies and dishonesty. How can one in any position of leadership or authority spew a line like this? No matter how disappointing Obama is (and is certain to be), this is a reminder both how worse a GOP president would be as well as how far this nation has fallen thanks to the rightist radicals.

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Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism. — Sir William Osler

From listening comes wisdom and from speaking repentance. /.

There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it? — Kin Hubbard

American Justice.

Assholes: Climate change (corporate-paid) deniers.

FAIL: The Times works up to panic us about America being crushed by debt repayment with a page 1 story, written by a man who had no clue about his finances. And it’s not just I who thinks the pieces is, well, wrong; the Times’ own Prof. K. also thinks it’s crap. Way to go Times! Quality journalism that we need — absent from your front page.

But I completely disagree with the professor on this: He thinks Team Oneterma is scare by the Titans of Wall Street. I say that it’s clear from their backgrounds that their just whores, whoring for their real masters, working for big payoffs.

For that matter, I disagree with his modesty, as it were, in failing to name his employer as one of the guilty for promoting lies instead of reporting truth.

Another Big Media sicko. Vile. Worthless.

FailThe Washington Post officially becomes the DC insiders’ house organ, no longer interested in the rest of America.

Assholes: The AP. When they steal, it’s fair use. When they’re quoted, it’s stealing. (Actually, I could defend them a bit if their position wasn’t implemented so obnoxiously.)

Assholes promoting stupidity.

Query: Do you have to be incredibly stupid to write (and publish) imbecilic crap like this or just a deliberate liar who has such contempt for the readership?

The real threat of 2012.

If Beloved Leader and Oneterma have all the money to piss away on the speculating destroyers, the least President Fail can do is get us all these:

Or this one (a choice, not an echo — exactly):

You doubt Oneterma is President Fail? Here’s another sign the economy is far worse than the official story is covering up.

Well, does this explain how America got to its present state?

Another success for Micro$oft in its efforts to turn out inexcusably crappy product.

Point of fact: This is what Verizon must deal with before it can slam AT&T.A joke that is funny and profound.

The story of a pissed-off kangaroo — with whom I sympathy completely.

What Sarah Palin wrought, maybe:

Hohoho:

In Which We Again Profess Our Love for, and Support of, Queen Sarah, Our Next President

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. — Buddha

Always borrow money from a pessimist; he doesn’t expect to be paid back. — Anonymous

If God wanted us to have a President, He would have sent us a candidate. — Jerry Dreshfield

This implicitly confirms my theory that a significant mount of the initial sales of the iPhone when it first rolled out were to people who couldn’t afford a computer and $50.00 a month broadband. The iPhone was a cheaper alternative.

The next big collapse of housing is starting? This recession will be W-shaped? And there’s worse.

See: The road to hell.

You’d think a black man would know something about, you know, convicting someone before trial…. Pre-judgment is OK with Barack Obama! Maybe Sarah Palin has him scared so he’s pandering (futilely) to her base?

And here’s another FAIL Obama supports — right til defeat in 2012, I’m sure.

Speaking of President Palin, she’s on! Someone else thinks she can get nominated. As I posted, I can easily see her winning in 2012. I guess once one gets in the habit of shitting on one’s base, one just can’t change. “Oneterma Obama”. Kinda like the sound of that and it’s a distinct possibility. His line of shit worked against someone hated in mid-crisis attributed to his administration. But how good will it be when he’s the hated incumbent?

As for Queen Sarah, the 18 (actual number too near infinity to count easily) biggest lies in her book of lies is here. More lies here. And you, too, can be Queen Sarah.

Queen Sarah has failed, to my knowledge, to explain her repeated shitting on supporters:

More on the video here.

Here: Matt Taibbi gives us Why Sarah Palin Rules for Dummies. Even simpler: 2012 is hers to lose.

This, of course, is the Queen Sarah I really like:

Did the queen quit office to get enhanced? (I think she quit so when she runs in 2012, no one could accuse her of spending the past couple of years having been an inept governor, but that’s just my opinion.)

In any case, we clearly need her leadership.

Big Journalism FAILS: What we’ll lose when it dies: Inept coverage of Joe Lieberman. (There is only one story about him that will matter and it will be covered no matter what happens to “the press”: the end of any public career for him.)Fellating the GOPMissing or failing on all the big, important stories, like these: Really everything that has to do with the economic crisis, like this. Or writing stupidly insane crap like this.

Organized religions are of course fascistic but this is a new low. (On the other hand, it’s the same religion that, when confronted by abuse and molestation, somehow manages to lose all moral balance.)

Home of the brave kangaroo court.

WTF?

The punishment for tasering a 10 year old girl? A week’s paid vacation, of course. So crime does pay!

The genius of the wingnut:

Outlawed in Texas: Marriage. Not gay marriage. All marriage.

Do this.

I almost want to live like this. The General commands.

Restaurant to avoid; do not give this asshole a penny!

The OS equivalent of an online office suite that’s still grossly undercooked compared to on-the-computer office suites? Who cares, at least til it’s of comparable quality?

Meanwhile, it looks like maybe insecurity was built into Win7…. And Micro$oft is China’s running dog lackey, censoring Bing queries at the gumint’s request. Even as the Chinese keep hacking our military.

We will invent, not speculate, our way out this economic disaster:

They don’t make them like this anymore: