I swear, I think our current vice president is lacking more than a few brain cells.
Vice President Joe Biden turned to a counter-productive metaphor yesterday, as he likened President Obama’s policies to “legalizing rattlesnakes” in a hotel during an attempt to praise the president.
Biden was trying to praise Obama for courageous decisions. “Obama knew that some actions were going to be unpopular, such as the financial sector bailout,” the pool reporter characterized Biden as saying last night. “‘That would be like legalizing rattlesnakes in the lobbies of hotels in Arizona,’ Biden quipped,” according to the pooler.
Then there is this nutjob from Nevada!
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, in a “Save the USPS” speech Thursday on the Senate floor:
“Elderly Americans rely on the United States Postal Service… I’ll come home to my home here in Washington and there will be some mail there. A lot of it is what some people refer to as junk mail. But for the people that are sending that mail, it’s very important. And, talking about seniors —- Seniors LOVE to get junk mail. It’s sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling they’re part of the real world.”
(so how many of your senior types just love to get junk mail so that you feel you are part of the real world?)
James Cameron, Google Founders, and Ross Perot Jr. Fund Mysterious Space Venture Company
MIT’s Technology Review reports that this coming, April 24, a new space venture company will be announced at Charles Simonyi Space Gallery at The Museum of Flight in Seattle. The company, sporting the kind of scary name an evil, faceless corporation in a sci-fi film would have, Planetary Resources, has some pretty famous backing, including James Cameron, Ross Perot Jr., Google co-founders Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, and Charles Simonyi, known for overseeing the creation of Microsoft Office. With the somewhat foreshadowing company name and the prestige of its backers, MIT speculates that the new company could very well be an asteroid mining company, especially due to some wordage in its press release.
The segment from the press release that would lead one to speculate that this new company could be some kind of asteroid mining company, is as follows:
…the company will overlay two critical sectors – space exploration and natural resources – to add trillions of dollars to the global GDP. This innovative start-up will create a new industry and a new definition of ‘natural resources’.
Exploring space looking for natural resources could certainly lead to finding said natural resources on floating chunks of rock, and that goal wouldn’t exactly be a surprising one, as we have to find natural resources somewhere, and space rocks tend to be made out of them.
It’s also worth nothing that the press release lists members of the company, which includes Peter Diamandis, who once gave a speech at TED that focused on finding natural resources, and happened to bring up asteroid mining.
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People in politics talk about the right track/wrong track numbers as an indicator of public mood. This week Gallup had a poll showing only 24% of Americans feel we’re on the right track as a nation. That’s a historic low. Political professionals tend, understandably, to think it’s all about the economy—unemployment, foreclosures, we’re going in the wrong direction. I’ve long thought that public dissatisfaction is about more than the economy, that it’s also about our culture, or rather the flat, brute, highly sexualized thing we call our culture.
Now I’d go a step beyond that. I think more and more people are worried about the American character—who we are and what kind of adults we are raising.
Every story that has broken through the past few weeks has been about who we are as a people. And they are all disturbing.
A tourist is beaten in Baltimore. Young people surround him and laugh. He’s pummeled, stripped and robbed. No one helps. They’re too busy taping it on their smartphones. That’s how we heard their laughter. The video is on YouTube along with the latest McDonalds beat-down and the latest store surveillance tapes of flash mobs. Groups of teenagers swarm into stores, rob everything they can, and run out. The phenomenon is on the rise across the country. Police now have a nickname for it: “flash robs.”
That’s just the young, you say. Juvenile delinquency is as old as history.
Let’s turn to adults.
Read more HERE.
NHL Playoffs Recap of the Day: Or, the bloodiest Taiwanese animation you’ll see today.
Sued: The city of Chicago, for its red light cameras
Discovered: The real reason women watch hardcore porn
Compiled: The top universities for food lovers
Canceled: Cash Cab, after seven seasons
The story of the guy who used an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of his Match.com dates just keeps getting better.
The genius’ identity has been revealed; he’s David Merkur, a 28-year-old Manhattan investment banker (currently single). And a woman who earned the top score on his spreadsheet is furious not with Merkur, but with the girl who leaked the spreadsheet in the first place. “Why would she send it to the whole world?” asks Liliana Beidaut, a 26-year-old makeup artist who earned a 9.5 on Merkur’s 1-10 scale. “My face is plastered everywhere now. I was just thinking that I was using Match.com.”
Merkur, for his part, is keeping an understandably low profile.
How do the Obama deficits compare with past presidents? And what is his plan moving forward? This video depicts the National Debt as a road trip and visualizes how fast the most recent US Presidents have increased the debt.
But not fast enough for BHO and his queen.
(The Hill) — The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Friday that President Obama’s 2013 budget will hurt the economy in the long term, arguing the larger deficits it would produce would reduce the amount of capital available to businesses.
After five years, the CBO says, the Obama proposals would reduce economic output by between 0.5 percent and 2.2 percent.
Larger deficits caused by the budget would cause the government to issue more bonds, sucking up private capital to finance its debts and thereby reducing the funds businesses could use to expand and hire, the CBO said. An increased tax on capital gains included in the president’s plan would also tend to reduce private capital, it says.
The 2013 Obama budget proposes continuing the Bush tax rates for the middle class and enacting elements of a short-term Jobs Act stimulus. In the near term, actions such as these could increase growth by as much as 1.4 percent, CBO says.
The new CBO report complements a March estimate that Obama’s budget would add $3.5 trillion to deficits over 10 years compared to current law. That report did not try to capture any effects on economic growth.
Meme that is going on and on in the internet community. Republicans should latch on to this and push it hard against Obama.
WTF is wrong with our so called president and his regime?
President Obama continues to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline over concerns for national security and American sovereignty, his spokesman indicated while scolding Congress for irresponsibility on those issues.
“It would be preemptively sacrificing American sovereignty” to approve the pipeline, White Hosue Press Secretary Jay Carney said, because a route for the northern portion of the pipeline has not been established.
“The United States Congress — a very important body, takes American security and sovereignty very seriously, or should — is saying that we will, in advance — blind — approve a proposal for a pipeline, a proposal for which does not exist,” he also said.
Zimmerman’s lawyers should have a field day ripping this case to shreds, not only did the affidavit fail to mention the photo but it also omitted the wounds on Zimmerman.
Via Big Government:
With ABC News’ release of the George Zimmerman photo showing blood flowing freely from his head, the question becomes whether Angela Corey, the prosecutor in the case, had access to the photo before charging Zimmerman with second-degree murder.
The arrest affidavit did not mention the photograph, or the bleeding, gashes, and bruises on Zimmermans’ head. Professor Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School stated upon release of the arrest affidavit that it was “so thin that it won’t make it past a judge on a second degree murder charge … everything in the affidavit is completely consistent with a defense of self-defense.”
After the release of the photo, however, Dershowitz went much further, telling Breitbart News that if the prosecutors did have the photo and didn’t mention it in the affidavit, that would constitute a “grave ethical violation,” since affidavits are supposed to contain “all relevant information.”
Dershowitz continued, “An affidavit that willfully misstates undisputed evidence known to the prosecution is not only unethical but borders on perjury because an affiant swears to tell not only the truth, but the whole truth, and suppressing an important part of the whole truth is a lie.”
Kids nowadays just have not learned in school how to spell (this I know from our own grandkids).