Wednesday, May 22, 2019

He did the math

My son turned me on to a documentary called "Perfect Bid: The Contestant who knew too much."  It's about a math teacher who obsessively tracked the price of prizes on "The Price is Right" and his potential influence on the most controversial Showcase Showdown ever.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Good enough for the firefighters!

Here's a fun tidbit from the Hill: "Christopher Steele's nugget of fool's gold was easily disproven — but FBI didn't blink an eye."
The theory — worthy of a spy novel — was that a series of data pings between a computer in Trump Tower and Alfa Bank in Moscow actually was a secret beacon alerting the Putin and Trump teams that it was time to talk about colluding on hijacking the American presidential election.

The story eventually made its way to mainstream media such as The New York Times, Slate, CNN and, just last fall, The New Yorker. It has been debunked by the FBI, and it was not mentioned as a reliable allegation in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
The New York Times and CNN you say?  I'm surprised these beacons of light and freedom fell for such an obvious hoax.  /sarc 

The Left hates free speech, continued

Hot Air: "Predictably, People On The Left Are Defending ‘Milkshaking’."  Because literally Hitler.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Saw that coming

Hot Air: "Philadelphia’s Soda Tax Bombed As Predicted."  People just purchased their soda outside of Philly, which then proceeded to lose any tax revenue.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Upset Down Under

The polls were wrong again.  Hot Air: "A Trump-Supporting Conservative Prime Minister Pulled Off A Surprise Win In Australia." 
In essence, the left-leaning party was running on the Green New Deal and Morrison won by pointing out that could damage the economy. It remains to be seen whether those results are transferable to the United States, but you do have some of the same elements in play.
And as Twitchy notes, the NY Times can't believe Australians would vote for economic stability and against Mother Earth: "NYT perplexed because Australians didn’t vote for climate change hoax."  The Left has two reactions to every election: 1) the people have spoken! and 2) stupid people.

Extra - Belmont Club: "Pollsters Blindsided Again: Australian Labor Party's Surprise Defeat Echoes Hillary, Brexit." 

Strict parents won't let girl get an Iphone

Sounds perfectly reasonable....WTF?  Page Six: "Britney Spears conservatorship is going smoothly, but she’s desperate for iPhone."

I had to look it up: Britney Spears is 37 years old and, somehow, her parents control every aspect of her life.  That's just wrong.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

De Blasio enters Presidential race!

Meh...nobody cares.  Seems like a slow news day.  Here's the bass line from "Sir Duke"

Monday, May 13, 2019

Quid pro quo Joe

I did a spit take at this one:
He [Joe Biden] also said that “China’s greatest violation is the way in which they steal our intellectual property. We should make it quid pro quo.”
Oh, Joe knows a thing or two about squeezing some "concessions" out of Red China:
In 2013, then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden flew aboard Air Force Two to China. Less than two weeks later, Hunter Biden’s firm inked a $1 billion private equity deal with a subsidiary of the Chinese government’s Bank of China. The deal was later expanded to $1.5 billion. In short, the Chinese government funded a business that it co-owned along with the son of a sitting vice president.
Hunter Biden had no previous experience in either private equity or China yet - somehow - his little Rosemont Seneca Partners pulled in an international billion-dollar deal.  Amazing, that.

Pay no attention to that job and wage growth!

Orange Man Bad.  Issues and Insights: "The Blue-Collar Jobs Boom Nobody Seems To Notice (Because It’s Happening Under Trump)."

We need Joe to bring us back to the "new normal" of 2% GDP growth.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Where'd all the apartments go?

Reason: "California's Rent Control Advocates Are About To Get What They Want, Good and Hard - "Everywhere rent control is tried, the same things happen. Landlords exit the market. Developers stop building apartments. Supply drops significantly."

I don't talk about my work situation but a couple years I was offered a job in the Silicon Valley area with a significant salary increase...which would have been completely swallowed up by housing costs.  It was a net loss even before factoring in California's $4 gas.