Friday, October 29, 2010

WOW! Lucky them!

89,000 Microsoft employees will get a Windows Phone 7 handset

My first (and last) Windows phone was what drove me out of the PC galaxy and into the Apple fold. It was some Samsung piece of shit that never, NEVER worked right from Day 1. The software was as bad and hard to use as could be, and the phone itself could hardly stay connected for a call longer than a few minutes.

A pox on Microsoft.....!

Who's the Fuckee?

Worth the risk....

Why We Should Eliminate the Corporate Income Tax:
"Want to get corporate money out of politics? Want to erode the power of the Chamber of Commerce? Take away one of their primary motives to get involved."

It's lonely at the top...

On the Daily Show, Obama is the last laugh:
"'You don't want to use that phrase, dude,' Stewart recommended with a laugh.

Dude. The indignity of a comedy show host calling the commander in chief 'dude' pretty well captured the moment for Obama. He was making this first-ever appearance by a president on the Daily Show as part of a long-shot effort to rekindle the spirit of '08. In the Daily Show, Obama had a friendly host and an even friendlier crowd.
How Presidential.

Once upon a time jesters courted kings. Now enfeebled kings court jesters. Panting after the approval of the smug comedian Jon "Stewart," Barack Obama taped an interview for The Daily Show on Wednesday.

Sorry, couldn't pass up on the quote....

Is Tuesday looking so bad that even Dennis Kucinich is an endangered species?:
"Obama hasn't visited Ohio as often as he golfs. But he's been there enough to know that the continuing high unemployment rate (10%) in the crucial battleground state is helping to...."

That sure clears it up for me....

World’s Most Precise Clocks Could Reveal Universe Is a Hologram:
“It would be a very strong impact to one of the most open questions in fundamental physics,” he said. “It would be the first proof that space-time, the fabric of the universe, is quantized.”

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Something for the National Agenda....

Michael Barone:
"Even more important is the political reality that, as New York union leader Victor Gotbaum said in 1975, “We have the ability, in a sense, to elect our own boss.”

The anomalies don’t end there. Public employees’ union dues and contributions to union PACs come directly from taxpayers. So if you live in a state or city with strong public-employee unions, you are paying a tax that goes to elect Democratic candidates (plus, perhaps, a few malleable Republicans).

The problem is that, as Roosevelt understood, public-employee unions’ interests are directly the opposite of those of taxpayers. Public-employee unions want government to be more expensive and government employees to be less accountable."

Somebody, please, stand up and start some legislation to outlaw public sector unions!!!!

What we in the fraternity house used to call a "Circle Jerk":

Taking a break from suing states, Obama's Justice Department wins hundreds of awards from itself

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Do ya' think?

Michael Totten:
"It would be an astonishing lapse if a man who promised to roll back nuclear proliferation watched proliferation develop in one of the least stable parts of the world, a place where the United States has only been able to maintain even a modicum of stability by a massive projection of its own forces. The region is of prime interest to the entire world for its energy resources. If it becomes nuclearized, it will be the one thing for which Barack Obama would always be remembered by history, and he would be remembered by history as a failure."

Totten interviews Martin Kramer. Read it all if you have the time...

Whining instead of governing....

Money’s Not the Dems’ Problem:
"But money? That’s a dog-ate-my-homework excuse that is convincing no one but those doing the spinning (and maybe not even them).

...Indeed. And the real danger for the Democrats is that they will fall in love with their own explanation and avoid taking the steps necessary to align themselves with public opinion."

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Moving into Thought Crime....

So What Is Insider Trading?:
"Joel M. Cohen, a partner at the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, recently wrote that there had been a “shift in insider-trading jurisprudence away from its roots in deterring and punishing those who abuse special relationships at the expense of shareholders and into a murkier area where the S.E.C. is policing general financial unfairness that has traditionally been considered beyond its authority to regulate.”

In other words, the S.E.C. is no longer just making sure that employees are not abusing their position and breaching their fiduciary duty; it is focused on making sure the markets “feel” fair.
The perfect analogy for what is taking place in the government's ever expanding mission creep to make the world safe from "everything:...

Does it make you wonder?

David Brooks:
"As Nancy Pelosi put it at a $50,000-a-couple fund-raiser, “Everything was going great and all of a sudden secret money from God knows where — because they won’t disclose it — is pouring in.”

It Starts with the Money....

Mark Steyn:
"And, without serious course correction, America is doomed. It starts with the money. For dominant powers, it always does – from the Roman Empire to the British Empire. “Declinism” is in the air these days, but for us full-time apocalyptics we’re already well past that stage. In the space of one generation, a nation of savers became the world’s largest debtors, and a nation of makers and doers became a cheap service economy. Everything that can be outsourced has been – manufacturing to by no means friendly nations overseas; and much of what’s left in agriculture and construction to the armies of the “undocumented”. At the lower end, Americans are educated at a higher cost per capita than any nation except Luxembourg in order to do minimal-skill checkout-line jobs about to be rendered obsolete by technology. At the upper end, America’s elite goes to school till early middle age in order to be credentialed for pseudo-employment as $350 grand-a-year diversity consultants (Michelle Obama) or in one of the many other phony-baloney makework schemes deriving from government micro-regulation of virtually every aspect of endeavor.

Read it ALL!!!!

The Nanny-in-Chief....

Julie Gunlock - National Review Online:
"Poor Michelle: She can’t even order a simple burger without being criticized.

Monday, October 25, 2010

For you nanny-state, "liberal" fascists....

"....what was unmasked during the last week was the extent to which modern liberalism (at least as embodied by NPR) is antithetical to classical liberalism, which celebrated open-mindedness, a diversity of thought and opinion, and the spirited exchange of ideas. The depth of intolerance at National Public Radio is so deep that even a liberal like Juan Williams was thrown to the curb. His sin is not only that he didn’t parrot the Party Line closely enough; it was also that he didn’t parrot the Party Line at the appropriate Party Outlets."

Sunday, October 24, 2010

This what passes for "Liberal" nowadays.....

Media Matters Is The Symptom, Not The Disease:
"No conservatives are trying to prevent people from appearing on NPR, but liberal interest groups and their media outlets are trying to prevent people from appearing on Fox News."

Always pround that P.J. is a fellow Miami alum...

They Hate Our Guts:
"Witness the policies that Democrats have inflicted on their core constituencies, resulting in vile schools, lawless slums, economic stagnation, and social immobility. Democrats will do anything to make sure that Democratic voters stay helpless and hopeless enough to vote for Democrats."