February 17th, 2010

#1947: WANT!!! WANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANTWANT



Via.

I thought of this years ago, before Microsoft Surface was even a concept. I imagined the computer keeping track of everything, letting players worry about tactics and role-playing rather than accounting. No more having to draw lines on a dry-erase mat with markers. Doors look like doors, pits look like pits. I thought it would be damn cool when someone made it.

Now someone has made it, and I was wrong: it is not damn cool.

IT IS MOTHERF__KING AWESOME

#1948: "Break kneecaps"?

"It's time you break kneecaps. It's time to destroy the Republican Party. They don't deserve a seat at the table when all they want to do is score political points by being the Party of No."

The libs are losing their shit again.

This moron--ironically, his name is Bourgeois--also said, "Obama's entire first year in office
can be summed up this way: pandering, placating, and pussy-footing around the Republican Party. He offered his hand to the Republicans, and they gave him a firm backhand."

Here's a funny thing about that. Very early in Obama's first year there was a meeting between the new President and some Republicans from Congress. Wwhen they tried to give Obama their take on the issues under discussion, Obama's response was a curt, "I won." Meaning: "Shut up; I won the election and you guys are gonna have to suck it."

Democrats have attempted to rule in the wake of the 2008 elections, rather than govern. Republicans have been consistently shut out of any and all discussion of major policy initiatives, most notably the ObamaCare legislation. Republican ideas don't even get heard in Congress; the Democrats excluded any and all proposals from Republicans, without exception. Democrats even went so far as to try to keep Republicans from commenting on ObamaCare in special order speeches.

This after consistently denying George W. Bush the ability to have his nominees put to an up-or-down vote, by threatening a filibuster. (The same filibuster Democrats now want to do away with, because it keeps them from ramming their agenda through.)

Which party did you say is "the party of No"? Because from here it sure doesn't look like the Republicans to me.

In fact, the failure of ObamaCare and Cap-and-Tax has nothing to do with Republicans, and even these disingenuous morons know it: it's all on the Democrat party and the weakness of its nominal leader, Obama.

Threatening Republicans with violence is just the libs having a temper tantrum over their own impotence.

* * *

Murderer confesses to murder. Oh, wait; it's not "murder" but a "mercy killing".

But the police are investigating. Maybe the murderer "mercy killer" won't get away with his "mercy killing".

* * *

Toyota had to idle two of its American factories.

In a way, it's kind of a relief to see how everyone is piling on Toyota. They used to pound on GM, back when GM was the biggest carmaker in the world, but now it's Toyota, and everyone's ignoring GM.

Still, it's not good news. Whatever you happen to think about whether Toyotas assembled in the US are "made in America", those Toyota plants employ American workers; and if the plants shut down those people aren't making money.

I suspect, in fact, that most of those people are going to be using vacation time or get time off with pay, but as I recall Toyota's plants are not unionized. (The NUMMI plant was as it was a joint venture with GM, but I don't believe the purely Japanese plants are.) "Nonunion" means the workers are compensated somewhere near market value and don't have gold-plated mink-lined benefits packages. Who knows?

Two weeks, though, isn't going to seriously harm anyone's pocketbook. I really hope it's not a harbinger of things to come, though. Our economy is in bad enough shape as it is.

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A headline you won't see in the mainstream media: Homelessness is on the rise.

A common theme among liberals is that homelessness always rises when a Republican is in the White House and always declines when a Democrat is. It's not true, but the schtick worked well for them back in the Reagan days, so they keep using it.

If confronted with this news, liberals will say "It's because of George Bush."

All the bad stuff is leftovers from George Bush. Iraq is a success for "this administration" but the homelessness and high unemployment and bad housing market is all because of George Bush.

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Foreign investors, however, are not fooled. The demand for treasuries is slipping. "...[O]ther economists saw the decline as a warning signal. They fear that foreigners, especially the Chinese, have begun to worry about record-high U.S. budget deficits and are looking to diversify their holdings."

If you invest your money, you do so with the expectation that your money is going to increase. People are starting to wonder if that's true in the case of US treasuries. This is not good.

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Why lose confidence in US treasuries? Well, they project about $8,500 billion in deficits over the next decade. That's an average of $850 billion per year of red ink for the next ten years.

Think about this: the Congressional Budget Office is who is saying this. These estimates are based on the "economic recovery" which is supposedly taking place now.

Think, also, about this: $850 billion is nearly twice the largest deficit under George Bush, which was (until this year) the largest deficit in US history.

"The path we are on is clearly unsustainable," the CBO said.

Gee...ya think?

* * *

Breda reports that Lake Erie has frozen over.

A commentor reports that the last time it froze over was '95-96. Hmm. We're told by the warmistas that '98 was the hottest year on record. How, then, did Lake Erie manage to freeze? And how did it manage to freeze this year, when warming has continu--

OH wait: "THERE HAS BEEN NO CLIMATE CHANGE SINCE 1995". I forgot!

Bwaaa ha ha ha ha ha!