Sunday, January 31, 2010

Makin' a list, checkin' it twice

A new sort of endangered species list? Democrats have published a list of Congresspeople who are in trouble. Known as the Frontline List, three are Virginians.

See it here.

Friday, January 29, 2010

GDP up

Good news today that the GDP is up nearly six percent.

Here's an interesting graph, borrowed from The Atlantic website, that recommends caution. The explanation:

What's happening here? The short version is this: The economy started to rally dramatically last summer, but the recovery has stalled since September.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Here's One Place You Can Cut, Arnold

Walking by the Boobtube and caught this image of this stray dog being rescued by a helicopter team in Los Angeles. That's California for ya!

How much do you figure that dog's worth now? You have an hour or so of time for the helicopter. Expense wages for the pilot, the co-pilot, the guy who's dropped into the raging river, the guy in the back of the helo supervising the hoist. Worker's comp to pay for the cut on the guy's hand when Fido bit him. Not in the picture--upon rescue Fido was greeted by what looked like a fire engine and at least two police cruisers whose crews, I suppose, were all being paid union wages. Why wasn't the mayor there for the photo op?

But look at the good side: finally, it's Lassie who gets to be rescued. Everyone involved gets to be on TV. People get to FEEL GOOD. Someone gets to adopt Spike. Fox News gets feel-good filler on a slow news day.

The only problem is that CALIFORNIA IS BANKRUPT. Hey Aaaarnold, if you want to balance the budget, you might start with an executive order that we don't send helicopters to rescue stray dogs. Instead, let's spend the fifty grand on libraries or schools or debt reduction. And he wants the rest of us to bail Cauli-fornia out?

That's the problem with government. No one is held accountable. And now they want to run our health care.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Crackin' up

I've never watched this show but I love this guy's song.

"lookin' like a fool"

Saturday, January 16, 2010

My Chuckle of the Day

"When I work places everyone knows I don't tolerate corruption." Bill Clinton on Special Report with Bret Bair, 1/16/10

That just cracks me up.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Military Tribunal Footage Released

Here's some rare, recently declassified footage of a Gitmo military tribunal hearing.

At least a dozen Gitmo prisoners who were released have reappeared, as free as so many jailbirds, in Yemen. One hundred percent of terrorists "convicted" for bombing the USS Cole have either been been released or have busted out of Yemeni prisons.

"Okay then."

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Say What?

Barry O'B needs to take a step back and listen to himself.

"How Cold Is It?"

It'll be 30 years next month that I pledged Phi Delt. One of the more humorous things we did as pledges was memorize a little list of poems and limericks. Walking across campus, brothers would sneak up behind us and ask, "How cold is it, pledge?" to which we'd have to respond,

It's cold as the rim on a cocktail glass,
Cold as the hair on a polar bear's ass,
Cold as the handle of an out house door,
Cold at the tits on a Norfolk whore.
It's pretty damn cold, sir.

Catchy little ditty that makes me chuckle even today. Worthy of being saved for posterity.

It certainly is cold out there.