Thursday, January 31, 2013

I'm jealous of Zimbabwe...

After making payroll last week, they have $217 in their bank account. 

Our gov't has negative $16T.

They've hit rock bottom -- and, presumably have nowhere to go but up.

When will we be able to head up?  When!?!

And now for something...

almost entirely apolitical:

"Over the past twelve months the company [Apple] has generated a total of $47.4 billion in free cash flow taking its cash pile north of $137 billion.[!!] These numbers are simply phenomenal. To put them in perspective, Business Insider noted today that has earned a mere $5 billion in its entire history. Apple generated nearly triple that amount in its last quarter."
And their stock is down 12%.

I probably wouldn't have posted this at all, were it not for the fact that Amazon's recent proclamations didn't meet their advisory statements -- and then their stock went UP about 10%!!


You may not have to look far for this...

At least not all the way to England, with all the extensions to unemployment benefits that are tacked onto every Bill that goes through Congress these days.

"Our parent have paid into the system for so long and wouldn't want us to struggle...", say a couple of English bums.

There are other stories that you may have seen about how much someone can get from the "safety net" in this country and how hard they'd have to actually work to replace it.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Coming to a school near you...

“I’m picking up my kids and then, next thing you know, I’m locked up,” Jessie Sansone, 26, told the Waterloo Region Record in Canada.

[Police] noted, “At the point in the investigation when it was determined it was not a real firearm, the individual was released unconditionally.”

There are several hours missing between the quotes above.

A 4 y.o. girl drew a gun in school...

This situation could happen to you...

Monday, January 21, 2013

Some people think too much...

For instance, here's an an anaysis of Bilbo's contract from the recent cinematic version of The Hobbit. 'Nuff said.

Unsafe at any speed...

Well, that's not quite right, but, if you're driving a small, ("Smart"-ish) car don't run into something larger... (Courtesy of the National Review Online)

...the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ran a rather expensive series of tests in which it pitted a smaller vehicle against the next size larger vehicle from the same manufacturer. Specifically, they ran a Honda Fit into a Honda Accord,

a Toyota Yaris into a Toyota Camry,

and a Mercedes C Class into a Smart Fortwo (owned by Mercedes).
And the gov't is looking for this to just get better worse more... worse.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

It must be nice...

to be able to win a voting block without having to actually bribe them...
The median 2012 salary for female employees of the White House was $62,000; for men that number was $71,000.
I don't, however, have any idea of the mix of the jobs in the salary study... (Would that have beem too hard to report? ;^)

Friday, January 11, 2013

So, who supports Gun Control™?

Even the Lefties that read the Daily Kos aren't in favor of it...

And, given the number of entries, it's not like we've been clobbering the poll from the Right, either...

Tuesday, January 08, 2013


"We, the "old geezers", never had the right to try to force you to pay $180,000 of your money that you would earn tomorrow, an amount that has almost tripled in the last ten years and will triple again if you don't put your foot down and demand it stop."

Are you under 18? Yes? Good. Have you ever voted? No? Good. Have you ever voted for someone who promised to give you something? No? Good! Otherwise, not so good. :^( Please consider starting or joining the movement to opt-out of the slavery to which you would have been entangled by saying, "I WILL NOT PAY!"
read more here
h/t Bert

Vermont leads the way!

According to Vermont's Constitution, you're a liability to the State if you don't own the means to protect yourself and the State. Read this to find out about the registration and taxation that would be required by implementation legislation:

Apparently this is something babies like to do:

You've seen the other photos, here's the new one via 'Gawker'

Thievery as entertainment...

(Not to be confused with the normal political thievery we talk about here sometimes...)

From 'The Blaze'
They got it from 'The New Yorker'