Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ninja Kittens have Something to do with Selling Cars

History Repeats

Vetting Barry Soetoro

In the big todo about the vetting questionnaire that the embryonic Obama administration is exciting the blogosphere. Many have pointed out the hypocrisy of during the campaign(s) saying that friends and associates don't matter and now insisting on the opposite. In the comments of one blogpost at ABC a Tero remarks:
It appears that Obama couldn't get a job in his own administration. Admitted cocaine use, long standing membership in a racist church, political associationships with admitted terrorists, communists and marxists, sweetheart real estate deal with a convicted felon, refusal to produce college transcripts, refusal to produce articles and college thesis authored by him, association with candidate for Kenyan presidency, and on and on. He should fire himself immediately.
At Sound Politics a blogpost gives this suming up of Barry Soetoro/Barack Obama/Barry Obama:
It appears that we have elected a president with the charm of Kennedy, the ideology of Carter and the paranoia of Nixon.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

End of Wall Street

Check out Michael Lewis's article, the End of Wall Street. The promo line for the article describes it well.
The era that defined Wall Street is finally, officially over. Michael Lewis, who chronicled its excess in Liar’s Poker, returns to his old haunt to figure out what went wrong.
In the end lays much of the problem at how many financial firms have changed from private partnership to public companies.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Nun's Discipline

I was a thug. I was scolded by nuns.

Bill O'Reilly on his
third grade
education, crimes and punishment
Daily Show 13/11/2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Obama as a Mythological Character

As far back as last spring, also when this editorial cartoon was printed, an OpEd piece in the LA Times by David Ehrenstein, Obama the 'Magic Negro, refered to how THE ONE's worshipers see Bambi as a magical being, a magic negro, who well solve all of life's problems.

For as with all Magic Negroes, the less real he seems, the more desirable he becomes. If he were real, white America couldn't project all its fantasies of curative black benevolence on him.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mr Lux - Hotelier with Super Powers

Misanthropes Unite

Anyone can hate humanity after getting shot. It takes a big man to hate it beforehand.

House commenting
on an agoraphobic mugging victim,

Islamophobia not Hatred - Pat Condell

Personally I don't do hate speech because I think hate is a self destructive emotion and therefore rather a stupid one. But I do a pretty good line in disdain and contempt speech...

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Scientology not as Dangerous as Islam

I personally consider Scientology to be a stupid creed, but I haven't heard about many people living in fear that Tom Cruise will cut off their head while quoting poems of L. Ron Hubbard and then post a video of the deed on the Internet.

Fjordman in essay
Islam, the West and Our "Shared Heritage"

Thursday, November 06, 2008

The Tetris of Interior Decorating

Obama Cultists Now Very Boring

Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are

NEWS ALERT: Humans Behavior Cannot be fully Predicted

“To confuse the model with the world is to embrace a future disaster driven by the belief that humans obey mathematical rules.”

Emanuel Derman, Physicist employed
by Goldman Sachs quoted
In Modeling Risk, the Human Factor Was Left Out.

Lots of other ideologies/idealists have confronted this problem before. In other times and places reality/minds/bodies/memory have bent and distorted to fit perfection of the word. A worse fate than a couple of lost billions.

US Govenments Dodge Taxes, Adminster Tax Dodges and Crack Down on Tax Dodges

There was/is a clever scheme to capture the rise in value of capital assets while continue to use and enjoy such assets. These deals could also be structured to create losses. In the near past a number of US federal, state and local government agencies got involved in some of these deals with AIG, which were collateralized. Now that AIG has been rescued from their folly one part of the US federal government will probably be going to administer tax shelters for local government agencies that the IRS deems to be NOT legitimate financial engineering.

Read the silly story here.

Odd Pro Confederate Ballad

...I killed a tent of Yankees / I'd like kill some more...

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Can You Take a Joke?

There has to be advertising for people without a sense of humor.

Don Draper, Mad Men S02E01