Monday, September 22, 2014

The underachievers of the Kennedy clan

Now that winter is approaching, Joe Kennedy will be running commercials in Massachusetts whoring himself out to Venezuela for cheap oil.  At least he's doing something that can be considered constructive (if you're willing to sell out).  Then there's environmental wacko Robert Kennedy Jr., a deluded half-wit who - in the well-worn habit of the Far Left - wants to throw climate deniers in jail:
Kennedy saved his most venomous comments for the Koch Brothers, accusing them of “treason” for “polluting our atmosphere.”
“I think it’s treason. Do I think the Koch Brothers are treasonous, yes I do,” Kennedy explained.
“They are enjoying making themselves billionaires by impoverishing the rest of us. Do I think they should be in jail, I think they should be enjoying three hots and a cot at the Hague with all the other war criminals,” Kennedy declared.
Clearly, this is a man of rational thought.

Extra - Via Maggie's Farm and Power Line.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

You had one job

This WashPost article is unintentionally hilarious: "Secret Service reviews White House security after fence-jumper enters mansion."
The Secret Service on Saturday launched a security review to learn how a man carrying a knife was able to get inside the front door of the White House Friday night after jumping a fence and sprinting more than 70 yards across the North Lawn — the first time that has ever happened.
Conclusion of security review: the Secret Service sucks.  Everybody start counterfeiting: nobody's on guard.

Side note: jumping a fence + 70 yards!  Unless this was Usain Bolt, this was an embarrassingly long time to respond to an intruder.

Another viewpoint

Hit and Run: "3 reasons to NOT fight ISIS."

I don't know: maybe they're a JV team after all but they're a JV team pulling in over $1 million a day in boosted oil.  With that kind of inflow, they'll be major league soon enough.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The wrong medicine

Hit and Run: "America's Self-Inflicted Economic Wounds -  "But it's a lousy recovery, and one that most people find unconvincing as hell. Whatever else the sort-of recovery, not really recession may be, it's strong evidence of self-inflicted economic wounds. America may be limping along, but we did it to ourselves."

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Stone of Destiny

It's funny but just a couple months ago, on a whim, I rented "Stone of Destiny" from Netflix about a group of Scottish college students who boosted the Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey in 1951.  I have a funny feeling that Scots are going to vote for independence tomorrow.  Why?  Because the pro-independence Scots are full of passion while the pro-Unity are just holding on to the familiar.

Extra - Seems like there's a lot of "yes" voters here on Reddit.

A heartbeat away

Hot Air: "Joe Biden: Jewish outreach edition" calls bankers a bunch of Shylocks.

Jesse Jackson empathizes.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

This will not end well

Zero Hedge: "The U.S. National Debt Has Grown By More Than A Trillion Dollars In The Last 12 Months".  "We continue to wildly run up debt as if there is no tomorrow, and by doing so we are destroying the future of this nation."

I remember in the mid-eighties when kids at college were taking Japanese lessons because Japan was going to surpass the United States as the next global powerhouse.  Now Japan has a national debt over 200% of its GDP over two decades of stagnation with no plan to reverse the downward spiral.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Quotes for today

Joe Louis: "Everyone has a plan until they've been hit."

Helmuth von Moltke the Elder: "No battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy."

Then there's this guy:
Asked by one of the columnists what he would do if his strategy did not work and he had to escalate further, Mr. Obama rejected the premise. “I’m not going to anticipate failure at this point,” he said.
Finally, here's Gabriel Malor: "Contest: Which quote best sums up Obama's ridiculous presidency?"

Thursday, September 11, 2014

So many feels

Here's a story about cadaver dogs searching, in vain, for survivors after 9/11.  The dogs kept returning to cadavers they were supposed to ignore because it was so depressing not finding anybody alive:
Finding those live victims is really important to a dog like Moxie. To keep her spirits up, to keep her focused, Aliberti took the time to find ways to reward her.
He would often ask other firefighters to hide among the rubble, so Moxie could find somebody.
“That’ll bolster them, get them up and running again,” Aliberti explained. “You have to do that after a while because it’s long days.”
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