Archive for April, 2010
Yet precisely because [Jon] Stewart is viewed as the Lion of the Liberal Media, his wimpy response to an actual threat from a group presenting itself as just one more face of Islamic terror serves as a reminder of exactly why so many millions of Americans have come to mistrust President Obama or in fact any liberal when it comes to responding to America’s enemies.
I guess Facebook is done screwing around– no more subtly targeted, tastefully composedÂ ads on the margin.
Moments ago,Â a simple search yielded this clusterfuck of entirely impertinent garbage. I think even MySpace would be ashamed to render a page thusly:
SEE ALSO: Bad Friendster. Bad.
From the American Thinker:
The environmental impact of Al Gore is growing faster than his waistline. The warmist con game has been very lucrative for the king of carbon credits. He and Tipper have just added to their collection of energy-gobbling homes with a nearly 9 million dollar 5 bedroom, 9 bath Italian-style villa in the celebrity-studded coastal enclave of Montecito, California, home to Oprah Winfry and many other celebrities. Al certainly likes living large. The home comes complete with 6 fireplaces. How are Al and Tip going to use them without generating carbon dioxide?
Al Gore called a â€œlaughingstockâ€ to his face at Apple shareholder meeting
New Carbon Credit Firm Achieves Offets By Smothering Non-Rich Americans
New Al Gore Start-Up Manufactures Scientific Consensus
Open TV and Film, the London-based production company, is developing a TV mini-series based on Barack Obamaâ€™s days on the campaign trail. ITV Studios USA is co-developing the project. Simon Shaps, chairman of Open, has optioned Newsweek journalist Richard Woolfeâ€™s book Renegade: The Making of a President. The author was granted unique access to Obama during the campaign. Shaps â€“ who used to be ITVâ€™s director of television — told me: â€œIt is early days, but we are sure there will no shortage of ideas for who plays the President.â€
Can they delay production until January 20th, 2013? I know somebody who would be perfect for the role and their schedule looks wide open after that.
No more toys in Happy Meals for Santa Clara county California.Â The idea is that toyless Happy Meals will be less appealing to children, thereby ending childhood obesity or something.
But basically the message is:Â Suck it, kids.
At least when your undernourished children get depressed from lack of simple pleasures, the glorious new government healthcare plan will spring for depression medication.Â Maybe.Â Â I guess the idea is that in a few years everyone under the age of 20 will be a thin, liberal zombie praying at the alter of progressivism and tweeting from their iPhones about how awesome their last bike ride was and all the litter they picked up along the way and the fantastic gas mileage on their Subaru.
The Wall Street Journal gave “credit ratings” to the personalities in this week’s farcical populist flogging of Goldman Sachs. Our own junior senator received a junk bond rating:
Ba2 Sen. Claire McCaskill. The Democratâ€™s shrill questioning and insults (she called the Goldman traders â€œlemmingsâ€ and â€œgamblersâ€) took away from what could have been a politically savvy point: How could she explain the rationale for Goldmanâ€™s profitable short trades to her constituents back home in Missouri who lost their jobs amid the financial crisis.
“Shrill” is the right word to describe Claire McCaskill, but I disagree with the premise of the question posed. The people of Missourah are not, as perhaps both Claire and the Journal believe, fucking retards.
Long positions are not noble and short positions are not evil. If Americans weren’t perpetually talked down to by politicians and newspeople who don’t bother to understand capital markets themselves, then that might be more clear to everybody. The whole Wall Street vs. Main Street narrative is ready-made for the MSNBC chyron, butÂ it is a pat cop-out.
It is interesting that the Journal focused on Missourah, because our own UMB Bank and Commerce Bank were named #2 and #3, respectively,Â on the Forbes list ofÂ ”America’s Best Banks.” Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, even made a personal visit to Kansas City to recognize the banks.
Commerce and UMB attained the distinction by making sound business decisions, lending prudently– and, consequently, sitting out the subprime meltdown that ravaged much of the financial sector.
Perhaps the Senate has more to learn from Commerce, UMB and the great companies of Missourah than we do from them (or the Wall Street Journal).
I’m not a particular fan of either Goldman Sachs or Congress, but today’s hearing confirms that, given a choice, I’d rather have Goldman Sachs regulating Congress than Congress regulating Goldman Sachs. Goldman’s employees are much smarter, considerably more honest, and far more likely to have my interests at heart.