Friday, September 09, 2011

Would it surprise you...

If I said I support Obama's jobs plan 100%? As a matter of fact, I think double, triple, dodeca it. Can we start printing $100,000 bills again? Tell the Bernank to get the choppers ready, because we've got ourselves a mission to create some jobs.

I say this because we're already as broke as hell has a country, it's just our creditors haven't quite admitted the fact to themselves. If we force them to admit that The Bringer of Healthcare Farting Unicorns has just piled the last straw on that camel's poor overloaded back, it will hasten the inevitable collapse.

I ain't getting any younger here. Cutting wood, hauling water, subsistence farming, fighting off mutant cannibal zombie bikers, these are all jobs for the young. So let's get this show on the road.

Remember, the sooner we get started, the sooner we can build a new civilization.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Another miracle of government medicine

(Via the Drudge Report)

Family doctors have been ordered to ration the number of patients they send for life-saving cancer scans to save money.

They are being told to slash the number they refer to hospital for tests including ultrasounds, MRIs and CT scans commonly used to spot tumours.

It's no wonder, as the article notes, that the UK has one of the lowest cancer survival rate in Europe.

Remember, this same outstanding level of care will be coming soon to a hospital near you, courtesy of Barack "This way to the ice floe" Obama and the Democratic party.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Perhaps it was the pitch of his voice that gave him away?

(Via FoxNews)

Nathan Mark Hardy Arrested With Live Lobsters In Shorts: Cops

"Atlas Shrugged" was a warning, not a manual: It's only sexual assualt if they're not government employees

(Vai the Drudge Report)

As a government agency, the TSA is not subject to the sorts of market forces that cause companies and corporations to change--things like bad press and customer complaints over their invasive searches, for example.

And if they don't like what you say about it, they'll just use the ol '"power and majesty" to sue the hell out of you for defamation.

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day

(Via the Drudge Report)

$1 trillion in stimulatin' didn't work, so let's try another $300 billion--that we don't have--and see how many jobs that creates.

The economy weak and the public seething, President Barack Obama is expected to propose $300 billion in tax cuts and federal spending Thursday night to get Americans working again.

Saying that this guy is a one trick pony is insulting to one trick ponies the world over.

Monday, September 05, 2011

If you ain't smilin' before it's over

(Via Smallest Minority)

Then something is way wrong with you.

In the country once known as Great Britain

(Via SurvivalBlog)

The Olympics start in less than a year. But if your a kid and you want to see one of the shooting sports, you are up the creek without a paddle.

Or should I say, at the skeet range and out of shells?

As Tam would say

Stop touching it!

Authorities say a woman was accidentally shot by her boss at a South Florida convenience store.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office reports that the boss was apparently showing the woman the gun Saturday afternoon when it went off. The ricocheted and hit the woman.

And just for the record, it didn't "go off". Someone pulled the trigger. Stupid, stupid, stupid.


(Via the Drudge Report)

"...liquidate labor, liquidate stocks, liquidate farmers, liquidate real estate… it will purge the rottenness out of the system. High costs of living and high living will come down. People will work harder, live a more moral life. Values will be adjusted, and enterprising people will pick up from less competent people."

Thus did Andrew W. Mellon exhort President Herbert Hoover at the beginning of the Great Depression. These days, we see the same situation--we have been living far to high for far too long and the debts have piled up until we are all under water.

The US Postal (Dis)Service is a great case in point. Their business is slowly shrinking to some small fraction of what it once was. The Intertubz and fax machines are eating their lunch, and justifiably so--they provide the equivalent service faster and at a fraction of the cost. Yet the USPS is stuck in a business model from the early 1900s, with high labor costs and a government mandate to supply services to areas that can never be profitable.

Now, they want Congress to bail them out (once more). And believe it or not, I'm in favor of that, as long as the bailout is allowing them to right-size their business, renegotiate (or arbitrarily change, if the unions won't go along) their labor contracts and start acting like a business that has to make a profit (Constitutional mandate or not).

They just don't get one dollar of tax-payer money. Feel free to raise rates though, if you think the market will support it.

Your "Duh!" of the day

"The job market is even worse than the 9.1 percent national unemployment rate suggests."

In the midst of their preparations for the reanointment of the Light Bringer, Father of Healthcare-Farting Unicorns and Lowerer of the Seas, the lame old mainstream media is starting to face reality.

As a friend of mine has said, "If you have a job, you're OK. If you don't, it sucks and it's going to keep on sucking for a long time."

Sunday, September 04, 2011

We're from Apple, and we'd like to search your house

(Via the Drudge Report)

What's next--checkpoints on the local roads?

Police officials said they helped Apple investigators, who searched a man's home here recently.

They were reportedly looking for a prototype of the next iPhone that an Apple employee left in a bar in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood, according to CNET.

Several thoughts occur to me. First, I wonder if the Apple investigators can be charged with impersonating a police officer? Second, haven't we seen this movie before? Is this really just some sort of "too clever by half" marketing campaign?

And third, I've been waiting out the end of my current cell phone contract, which happily coincides with the supposed release date of the iPhone 5. I was busy anticipating it as my first smart phone. Suddenly, Android-based ones look better.