Thursday, December 22, 2011

What Is In A Campaign Ad?

by Rick Olson December 22, 2011

“If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up.” —Hunter S. Thompson I am watching the television. I cannot remember which station or what show. But to be certain, it was the Discovery Channel, Learning Channel, Smithsonian, NatGeo, Military Channel or Fox News. […]

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John Hawkins at RightWingNews nails THE problem of the United States today

by Skip December 22, 2011

That would include the Political Class as well.  Anyone that says “You owe me simply because I exist” should immediately be cut off.  Mean?  Which is meaner: demanding that someone take care of them (as most that do the demanding could provide for themselves, at least in part), or demanding that someone take care of […]

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Geek Stuff – watching light move 1 mm at a time!

by Skip December 22, 2011

At 1 trillion frames per second, this camera CAN make light go in slow motion.  Remember, light travels (in a vacuum) at 186,000 miles per second (doing the math is 700 million miles / hour), so the word “fast” doesn’t do justice to this new system from the boffins of MIT.  The clip is showing […]

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Data Point – who got what of the Dept of Energy $36 Billion of loans?

by Skip December 22, 2011

(H/T: The Enterprise Blog)

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Line of the Day – a little financial portfolio talk

by Skip December 22, 2011

”This portfolio is a half-step away from a cellar-full of canned goods and nine-millimeter rounds” – William Bernstein, investment manager And that portfolio makeup? 21% – real estate 14% – cash. 0% – bonds / bond funds 0.1% – stock funds (all “short,” or make bets against, U.S. stocks) 64% – gold and silver mining […]

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Barack Hussein Obama – America’s 4th Best President!

by Skip December 22, 2011

What!  You don’t believe Obama when he says that??  Well, you just watch this: (H/T: Washington Examiner)

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Defying Global Warming Since 1980

by Steve MacDonald December 22, 2011

For the Environmental extremist on your Christmas Holiday Winter Solstice Gift list we have an ideal Florida property, one that has been defying the scourge of our dependence on fossil fuels for over thirty years. It’s called The East Sister Rock Island Retreat Off the Florida Keys, and if  you are felling lucky, and you’ve […]

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NLRB closes Santa’s Workshop

by Steve MacDonald December 22, 2011

So I’m musing about Obama’s NLRB shutting down Santa’s Workshop becasue–you know–it’s not a union shop, and what to my wondering eyes should appear but  video about Obama taking over Santa’s Workshop. Personally, I’d have gone with the Pelosi quote about empowering bureaucrats to close any “business” that wont unionize, but this is funny enough. […]

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I’m Drivin’ In Your Car…

by Steve MacDonald December 22, 2011

Use of state vehicles for non state purposes has received some much needed scrutiny and three state liquor commissioners have lost their state vehicles a a result. Now all we need is some scrutiny that reduces the number of state liquor commissioners, and while we are at it, gets the state out of the liquor […]

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