atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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#1717: Bet on their cases being "dismissed"

ACORN workers arrested for vote fraud. Recall that AG Holder dismissed voter intimidation charges against New Black Panthers? Bet he's going to dismiss these, too. Why not? ACORN is Obama's old crew, and Holder is Obama's man.

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Obama eligibility case is going to get a hearing in court. Not that that means anything, of course.

Again, I only care about this because I want to see Obama's long-form birth certificate made public. John McCain had to release his in order to prove his eligibility, and did so without so much as a moment's hesitation. Obama has something to hide though I do not think it is a matter of Constitutional eligibility to be President, and I want him to live up to his promises of "transparency".

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Congress has exempted itself from socialized medicine. That's right: all 21 Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee voted against the Heller amendment, which whould have forced Congress to use the same shitty medical system they want to foist on the rest of us.

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Under England's "compassionate" socialized system, a premature baby was left to die. Any baby born before 22 weeks' gestation is given no treatment and allowed to expire: "Doctors...ignored her pleas and allegedly told her they were following national guidelines that babies born before 22 weeks should not be given medical treatment." (Emphasis added.)

"Following national guidelines"--guess what? Those "guidelines" were set by a body which could be termed a "death panel". Sure, the law doesn't call it a "death panel", but that's exactly what it is; the committee decides the rules governing who lives and who dies, and its decisions are final.

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Stupid gangsters. Okay, street gangs are a pox on our society. Isn't there something we can do about them? I don't know, like maybe prosecute violations?

So this useless waste of life is high, sees his kid wearing the wrong color, and goes nuts. Anus.

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David Limbaugh: "[T]he mainstream media have finally been reduced to sputtering incoherence...

Limbaugh makes the point that the mainstream media are increasingly finding themselves outmoded by the Internet. The MSM can't handle the competition; the old guard in particular are used to being the only source of news and they can't handle the competition.

The quotes given by Limbaugh illustrate their attitudes toward us: we're not smart enough to know what's real and what isn't; we need intelligent and highly-trained docents--like Dan Rather!--to tell us what the news means.

It is, of course, a complete load of horseshit. When I see that the money supply has been vastly expanded in the course of one year, I don't need Tom F-ing Brokaw to tell me what it means; I know it means we're looking at double-digit inflation in a year or two. TFB will try to tell me that it doesn't mean that, that it's all part of Obama's Great Plan, but I grew up mistrusting the mainstream media because their leftward bias has always been obvious to me.

Equally obvious is that the mainstream media cannot be trusted because they are thoroughly in the tank for Obama. They did not ask Obama any tough questions during the campaign; nor were they interested in any stories which might hurt his chances for election.

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Consumer credit drops $21.6 billion in July, which is a record. Indication: "...household spending [is] too weak to drive the economy's recovery from recession."
"It is one more important sign that consumers are not going to be contributing very much to the economy for the balance of this year and probably for a good part of next year. Consumers will be in the background," said Bernard Baumohl, chief global economist at The Economic Outlook Group in Princeton, New Jersey.

With an unemployment rate of 9.7 percent, the highest in 26 years, and incomes falling, households have drastically cut back on spending. Consumer spending accounts for about two-thirds of U.S. economic activity.

While key reports suggest the economy is probably in the early stages of recovery from a recession that started in December 2007, continuing jobs destruction has raised fears that the healing process will be slow.

Consumer credit has now declined for six consecutive months, the first time this has happened since the period from June 1991 to December 1991, the Fed said.
So we're being told by the mainstream media that the economy is recovering, yet every sign points to continued recession.

When there is a Democrat in the White House, a reduction in the rate of economic contraction means the end of a recession. When there is a Republican in the White House, a reduction in the rate of economic growth is an unprecidented recession and probably another Great Depression in the making.

You don't get "recovery" when unemployment continues to rise, consumer credit declines, consumer spending remains flat or lessens, and the GDP is contracting. (Even if the rate of contraction lessens, it is still an economic contraction.)

The "economic recovery" thus far is wishful thinking by pro-Obama economists and the mainstream media. Besides, if we figure unemployment the way these people figured it during the Bush years, it's closer to 16% than 9.5%.

With the money supply vastly inflated due to Obama's policies, with the projected budget deficits nearing $1,000 billion per year for the next decade, with the Democrats needing to raise taxes in order to have any pretense at hope for sustaining this nonsense, and with the Democrat push for socializing medicine and the huge tax increases that will require--none of this is inspiring any confidence in the American public, and unless there is a sea change in how government is doing things that confidence is not going to magically appear.

Americans see a government in a runaway "spend spend spend" condition and they know that money has to eventually come from somewhere. Meanwhile the economic policies of the Obama administration have had--at best!--no positive effect on the economy, and the case can be made that Obama's policies have in fact made things worse.

Why should anyone have confidence in the economy now? Because the media says so? That's a laugh.

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This is practically NSFW. That woman has epic cleavage. She's fully clothed--she could wear that clothing anywhere in public--but dayum! Those titties! I swear, the entire time this video clip was playing, I wasn't even looking at her face. I couldn't tear my eyes away. I just couldn't.

There really needs to be a fill-flood on her front to eliminate the shadows from the overhead light fixture.

And here's a post with which I can agree regarding that "peak oil" nonsense.

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Ah, the acorn never falls far from the tree. Like father, like son! A chip off the old block!

Charlie Sheen, like his father, is a screehing moron.

Artist's conception of Charlie Sheen:



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Sarah Palin! "...is it any wonder that many of the sick and elderly are concerned that the Democrats' proposals will ultimately lead to rationing of their health care by—dare I say it—death panels?"

God, I love Sarah Palin.

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Today's Real Life Comics:



I would have linked to it instead but there seems to be no good way to do that.

ANYway: Civilization the board game is really not all that hard to play. It takes a long time to play a game of it, but it's not the rules which make it complicated.

Seriously--if you get a group of, say, five people playing Civilization you had better expect the game to last for six to eight hours, or more. Make sure there are snacks and drinks handy, because you're going to be at that table for a while.

This doesn't make it a bad game--far from it!--but it's definitely not the game you play when you want fast play or something to kill an hour or so.

The complexity of Civilization comes from how resources are allocated; you draw resource cards and you're allowed to trade them with other players. Each turn of the game takes about half an hour to complete.

It's been years since I last played a game of it. Like 7 or 8.

Axis and Allies is the same way; you can't play a fast game of that one, either.

Generally I suck at strategy games, regardless of the paradigm. Oh well.
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