A round-up of news items, articles, columns and blog posts that caught our eye this past week.
So, the Prez is none too keen on oil drilling here stateside but has no problem with subsidizing to the tune of $2 billion, oil spills down in Brazil?
Sir Charles at DooDoo economics has the details, here.
He is rather NIMBY-ish about his environmental disasters, isn't he?
Noted misogynist and all-around dip-shit, Bill Maher, goes on The View to shill his book and explain his Laura Logan/Elizabeth Hasselbeck Tahir square rape swap proposal.
From the comments:
The thing that bugs me the most about Bill Maher the pose of edginess (all that "Politically Incorrect" BS), when in reality he has never in his life uttered a word that wasn't calculated to get applause from the audience in front him. He's a coward pretending to heroism.
Spot. On. There's a general creepiness to the dude that makes us want to shower if we ever have the misfortune of catching any of his video clips.
Awwwww... OWSers Occupying $700/night hotel rooms.
Hell no, we won’t go — unless we get goose down pillows.
A key Occupy Wall Street leader and another protester who leads a double life as a businessman ditched fetid tents and church basements for rooms at a luxurious hotel that promises guests can “unleash [their] inner Gordon Gekko,” The Post has learned.
The $700-per-night W Hotel Downtown last week hosted both Peter Dutro, one of a select few OWS members on the powerful finance committee, and Brad Spitzer, a California-based analyst who not only secretly took part in protests during a week-long business trip but offered shelter to protesters in his swanky platinum-card room.
Of course, we find the "W" to be a nice touch. Sweet dreams, fellas.
Rule 5 girl: CNBC info-babe, Erin Burnett
Walter Russell Mead talkin' about his (Boomer) generation:
We cannot change our past, but the time that remains is still ours to shape. It is too late for us to be remembered as a generation of wise statesmen, great leaders, selfless role models, responsible business people, faithful spouses, sacrificial parents, and builders and renewers of great institutions. We have too much pillaging, wrecking and looting, too much heedless consumption of scarce social capital and too little forethought in our history for that. But we could still be a generation that learned, that got better before the end, and that gave its final decades to help the next generations succeed where we, alas, did not.
The owl, they say, is the bird of wisdom, and it flies at dusk. Perhaps as we Boomers go gray, we may finally find ourselves and at long last begin to deliver on some of that promise that blinded us with its splendor so many golden years ago.
So, they played The Game (Harvard-Yale aka The 1% Bowl) Sunday and which was televised on Versus and which always gets some sports media run as a storied Ivy League rivalry. However, we feel a bit resentful that we should actually be made to care about The Game, knowing the alumni of these two institutions have busied themselves over the years burying this country in fiscal, moral and liberty debt.
A chart to consider the next time you hear about the urgent need to pass the President's jobs bill (aka Son of Porkulus).
We live in San Diego where the weather conditions are excellent but we do extensive travelling in the desert Southwest and Rocky Mountain regions where the weather conditions are much more extreme. Perhaps where you live, it is different, but this charge regarding our "crumbling infrastructure" just doesn't pass the eye test. And now, we have statistical data from the Federal Highway Administration that would appear to back up our anecdotal assessment.
And finally.... B-Daddy of The Liberator Today with his Tea Party healthcare reform plan.