Archive for December, 2008

A new New Deal, Michael Moore as Transportation Czar, and One Clueless Marxist

Sunday, December 28, 2008 18:50 Comments Off

I posted this over at Jack Lessenberry’s place in response to the emotional-laden tripe he has been writing in support of a Little Three bailout: “hard stuff, hard choices, hope, blood, tears, toil, sweat” … blah, blah blah. Hey Lessenberry, for all of your coverage on this, how ’bout the Little Three’s balance sheets? Ya [...]

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Sauteed Raccoon’s Asshole on a Stick

Thursday, December 25, 2008 18:15 Comments Off

George Carlin on people who entertain themselves at the mall all day and eat shit food.

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Classic TV Moments on YouTube

Thursday, December 25, 2008 17:00 Comments Off

The first clip is a three-minute, mid-70s clip of Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and John Wayne on the Tonight Show, with the sensational Don Rickles substituting for Johnny Carson. Note the Don Rickles comment to Crosby: “Bing, this is television.” It’s three minutes of sheer joy from four class acts. The thing I like most [...]

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‘Twas The Night Before Bailout

Thursday, December 25, 2008 9:23 Comments Off

My new, favorite Christmas classic. ‘Twas the night before Bailout, when all through the Board,Directors were scrambling, cash and stock options to horde.Their loans were defaulting, their stock values shrinking,Everyone hoping that St. Paulson would soon be ringing. The executives were nestled all snug in their silken ties,While visions of cash and bonuses flew about [...]

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Detroit’s War of Aggression on the South

Thursday, December 25, 2008 8:33 Comments Off

What’s more, these Alabama representatives argued that they and other southern states had plenty of automotive manufacturing capacity to take up the slack and keep the country’s economy going if Detroit was to go belly up. Specifically, Alabama’s Republican senator Richard Shelby called Detroit a ‘dinosaur’ and said bankruptcy was a better solution to the [...]

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Professionally-Consuming Brats

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 23:04 Comments Off

My new article is up at Taki’s Magazine: “Consumer Kids and Their Plastic Lives.” It’s about the shopping-mall brats with boring, little lives who buy, buy, buy. Having just visited the Mall of America (yikes!) last weekend, I can attest to the fact that even in these difficult economic times their pathetic shopping habits are [...]

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Bing Crosby’s “Ol’ Man River” on YouTube

Saturday, December 20, 2008 15:07 Comments Off

I was elated to see this version of “Ol’ Man River” on YouTube. It was interesting to read the comments below the video. “Ol’ Man River” has been a controversial song through the years. However, it is also considered one of the greatest songs of 20th century American music. This version by Bing, in his [...]

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Bush to GM: “I’ll Show You the Money”

Friday, December 19, 2008 9:17 Comments Off

George Bush in July 2008: “Should the government bail out private enterprise? The answer is no, it shouldn’t,

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Bernie Madoff’s Real Reason for Being Evil

Friday, December 19, 2008 7:07 Comments Off

Disgraced investor Bernard Madoff made an appearance at the Manhattan federal courthouse to complete paperwork for his bail after a judge set new conditions for release, including a curfew and monitoring bracelet. Madoff, wearing a baseball cap and a black jacket, said nothing to reporters as he walked out of the building and drove away [...]

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People Celebrate Tyranny … Especially When it is for the Children

Friday, December 19, 2008 7:04 Comments Off

A month ago I blogged about this tyranny for tots scam. Cops in Sansom Park, TX were pulling over motorists for alleged moving violations and giving them a “ticket for tots” as opposed to a *real* ticket. The swindle has been deemed a “success.” People loved it. They sent in gifts from all over the [...]

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