Monday, August 8, 2011 at 09:33am 32 Comments
Nothing interesting to write about this morning. At least nothing that hasn’t been beaten half to death already.
Suggestions? Thoughts? Comments? Anybody out there?
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You need to come out with another Tweet Topic. I had tons of fun with yesterdays! 🙂
Today’s impending stock market results might be a good place to start. It fact, it will be so black, they may refer to it as Midnight Monday.
How about an update on Wisconsin’s recall elections? Or perhaps something about what’s going on in Israel – good or bad?
I’m not sure if your a Beck fan, but his rally in Jerusalem is coming up soon…..
Or, do you have any reflections on what the feel of the country is after visiting San Francisco? Is there any indication from that most liberal of liberal towns have any hope of regaining its sanity?
Or maybe you can do a quick blurb on Talking Heads. 😉
where is O (bama) ???
Update: We may have to usurp Newsweek’s #QueenofRage hashtag today. The elite publication is mocking Michelle Bachmann. Now, I am no big fan of Bachmann, but this is standard fare for these idiots whenever a conservative woman starts making it big. http://hotair.com/archives/2011/08/08/newsweek-keeping-it-classy-in-presidential-coverage/
(Note – I accidentally placed this suggestion in the wrong post, so feel free to delete the other).
Take a mental health day, Professor! Trying to constantly make sense of the senseless wears on the best of us.
“Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu will fly to Damascus tomorrow (9 August) to deliver the message that Ankara’s patience with the situation is running out and that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad risks losing Turkey’s support, the daily Hurriyet reported.”
“Those who sent scores of Muslims to the gallows are not up on their feet now and look where they are going on a stretcher … Those who do not learn a lesson will suffer,” Erdoğan said.
Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Syria
Too many Sunnis dying badly on YouTube?
Obama hiding under his desk–bunkered–like Jimmy Carter, is the biggest story.
Leadership, or lack thereof, is the trademark of our fearless leader.
This is a stain not even $1Billion can wash away.
Schieffer: “Is this going to be a one-term presidency?”
Axelord: “We are in a different place than we were the day he did that interview.”
Schieffer: “We are, things are worse than they were.”
There is one good thing resulting from the debt ceiling debate and the S&P downgrade of US credit. The secular media, which for more than two years has given us sappy-happy coverage of the economy and has assured us that business was booming, is now (finally) giving semi-honest coverage of the devastation in the country.
Of course, the secular media is blaming everyone except those who actually ran up the debt and caused the crisis in the first place. The media’s suddenly-found honesty is conditional at best, and concerned only with protecting political leaders they elected.
The “secular” media? Is that as opposed to the religious media??
The secular media is characterized by a materialistic worldview, hostility towards Christianity (but not radical Islam, which I find interesting), openly worships nanny-state government and views government as a kind of god, and radical intolerance of anyone who disagrees with their point of view (words like “terrorist” and “racist” seem to get flung around quite a bit by the secular media these days).
Of course there are exceptions. Fox News and National Review come to mind, since neither can be considered reliable supporters of expanding government power, or display notable antipathy towards Christianity, but these media outlets are smaller in number when compared to the others. CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, the Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Time, NPR, the Hollywood movie industry (the boundaries between entertainment and “news” reporting is pretty much gone these days) dominate the media. These organizations show an alarming sameness in the issues they cover and in the worldview they apparently have. In other words, the secular media is largely the property of secular progressives, and that is what I mean by “secular media”.
There is a religious media – CBN and the Christian Post are some examples – but they are very tiny compared to the secular media. The religious media’s coverage of the persecution of Christians worldwide and religious prejudice aimed at Christians in the West is excellent, but they are focused on Christianity and tend to ignore other issues. That’s fine – one of the advantages we enjoy today is that we no longer need to rely on what a tiny handful of journalists decide is news. The days when journalists like Walter Cronkite dominated the media and maintained iron control over what we read and could see are thankfully over.
I find a lot of things wrong with the MSM, but coming from an agnostic viewpoint, I really don’t see any hostility towards Christianity at large, or favoritism towards Islam. If anything, I see a general bias leaning that favors Christianity over other religions and atheism. I think you need to reassess your own biases before making such claims, although I’ll certainly grant a materialistic worldview. The MSM’s problem is with sensationalism and a marginally liberal bias. On the point of religion though, they show a clear favoritism towards Christianity, not against it.
How about more about the ATF’s delivery of guns and drugs to Mexican drug cartels. http://www.kansascity.com/2011/08/04/3056184/how-atf-delivered-assault-weapons.html How about why are we still in Libya. How about the mostly missed new grab last week for more presidential military power: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/08/06/president-obama-directs-new-atrocity-prevention-measures
Let’s see; the DJIA fell 500 points on Friday. Obama went to Camp David and played golf.
Saturday and Sunday Obama was at Camp David planning campaign tactics.
Today, the DJIA is down over 300 points. Obama’s planning for two fund raisers tonight and a trip to Martha’s Vineyard.
Story for the day: Nero fiddles while Rome burns.
We are soooooooooooooo screwed.
It looks like Baglia and the Ragin’ Cajun have the results of their poll-tested blame game done.
“Lack of leadership”….Obama changes his schedule
Obama to give a RUSHed statement at noon.
Oblabber to address the nation at 1:00. Surely he’s going to blame S&P, Congress, Tea Partyers — anybody except his own failed policies for the Obama Downgrade.
Just saw a story about politicized appointments at Holder’s DOJ for career employees. Seems appropriate for a law professor to weigh in: http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/every-single-one-the-politicized-hiring-of-eric-holder%E2%80%99s-voting-section/
Obama probably figures it is best to hide while the market is going down .. doesn’t want any stupid statements associated with the slide. If we get an up day or two he and TOTUS will find a mike. He’s leaving it to his henchmen to chant the “tea party downgrade” talking point.
Is that why he’s giving a speech at 1? I didn’t realize today was an up day…
well guess he has to show up after all. … but the market is up … from where it was. Perhaps this is “never let a crisis go to waste” mode.
Now that makes more sense, we’ll have to see what he says.
I don’t mind being wrong (lol) so I’ll predict he will be chatting us up for the insertion of QE3
Our “president of the world” seems to have mapped out the “under the radar” back road to further destroying our currency and moving toward a global currency. Geithner seems to advocate for that, and I’d guess Soros would like his face on the first $1000 UN note.
Want a good laugh? Rush just suggested googling “Obama blames”. The list is long and laughable!
Funny ….and deadly
Only 450,000 entries show up. I’m surprised it’s so low.
State-sponsored terrorism/war-making and why US citizens, bureaucrats and elected officials avert their eyes from it, even indulge in it. Which states are doing it (China, Russia, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Turkey, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Saudi Arabia … USA, France …)? How are they doing it? Proxies (AQ, Hamas, Hizbollah, Haqqani), SOF teams (Iran, Russia, Venezuela, Syria, China, Libya, North Korea, etc.), financiers (Saudi Arabia, Mohammedan Brotherhood/Egypt, China, Russia, etc.). Why are they doing it? Wealth, dominion, women? Evidence breezes by daily and eyes habitually avert. Too much to handle? Afraid to admit being long wrong? Careerism? Ideology? Laziness? Ignorance? Well, there’s a topic suggestion.
So how is your Obama 401(k) plan ?
How about “Ways to raise revenue instead of taxes.”
make it easier for ranchers to lease public land for their herds (also saves on fence repair, since you’ve got to do your own if you lease),
fast-track approval for revenue generating projects like drilling,
look into renting out or selling off properties;
sell memberships for military exchange access, inform customers that they are still legally required to pay sales tax and give them sheets on how to do it at home…
make it easier to liquidate DRMO supplies (I can’t remember what it stands for, but it’s generally a big, non-climate-controlled warehouse full of stuff like desks, chairs and other supplies that were replaced; I’ve heard of ones that have entire fleets of vehicles slowly moldering.)
Make an official line of military clothing for each service. (Including costumes for Halloween that are good enough to wear but don’t get into “impersonating an officer” territory.)
Start charging for patient trolling.
Charge fees to those groups who sue to expand gov’t power, and stop giving them money for it.
Sell off capture rights for the excess feral mustang populations instead of paying to do the round up yourself. (I know folks like horses, but they are an introduced species that does a LOT of damage.)
Some suggestions serious, some sarcastic, some funny. (I’d laugh myself sick to see folks explode at the notion of civies buying their way into the BX!)
Love to know what’s happening in the Wisconsin recall campaigns APART from the mind-numbing drumbeat of fundraising.
Don’t want to get my hopes up, but the KosKidz are making excuses already, http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/08/08/1004590/-Why-the-Wisconsin-recalls-are-so-close?via=blog_1 (h/t to reader Charles for the link)
How about my daughter’s birthday is next month?