Slogans That Say Something

Obama 2012... was that "Forward" or "Froward"?

And if the plan for 2012 is to head forward, then good grief - tell me, what the heck has that hack been doing for the past four years?

Aside from the golf, basketball, vacations and pre-pre-pre election campaigning, I mean.

Where's Don Quixote When You Need Him?

Windmills aren't just great for slaughtering birds - they also cause global warming!

Large wind farms might have a warming effect on the local climate, research in the United States showed on Sunday, casting a shadow over the long-term sustainability of wind power.
Quinn's First Law in action, once again.

A Fish, A Barrel, A Smoking Gun

Via the Shoebox Blog:
Jimmy Kimmel made fun of the President, all the politicians you’ve heard of, and many you haven’t at what he’ll always think of as his last pre-audit dinner.
I heard a snippet of this on the way in to work this morning.  Based on that, I'd have to say that the phrase "last pre-audit dinner" is probably right on the mark.

Mea culpa, mea culpa...

I deleted a couple of maddening comments from a snarky Facebook post this evening.

When I point out what a complete and utter failure the current infester of the Oval Office is, that is not an invitation to explain to me all of the perceived failures of the previous office holder.

Nor is it an invitation for you to don your apologist hat and offer the standard litany of excuses as to why said complete and utter failure is really an amazing success when compared to, say, lichen.

Nor is it an invitation to point out how racist, stupid, and ignorant I must be to believe that the infester-in-chief is anything other than a sea-level changing god among men.

Please, just have the basic human decency to let me vent and enjoy mocking him while I can.

I only have another 9 months to enjoy it, after all.

Yet another reason to like Texas

Via Wikipedia:
The Legislature meets in regular session on the second Tuesday in January of each odd-numbered year.  The Texas Constitution limits the regular session to 140 calendar days.
State legislators in Texas make $600 per month, or $7,200 per year, plus a per diem of $150 for every day the Legislature is in session (also including any special sessions). That adds up to $28,200 a year for a regular session (140 days).
Seems like a pretty successful model.


Jill over at Pundit & Pundette talks about the Hillary Rosen kerfluffle:
I'm still trying to wrap my mind around Jay Carney's assertion that he knows, personally, "three Hilary Rosens." If it's true, are we to believe that all three are likely to be admitted to the White House? What are the odds of that? And if it isn't true, well, why tell such an implausible lie? Is he also losing his grip, or has his tenure as the Mouth of Sauron taken the predictable toll on his soul?
"Mouth of Sauron".  Amusing, and entirely accurate.

"By the pricking of my thumbs..."

... something awesome this way comes?

On the one hand, French designer Philippe Starck (no relation) has said that he has been working with Apple on a "revolutionary" new project that will be unveiled by the end of the year.

On the other hand, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly visited Valve HQ recently.

On the gripping hand, Valve is hiring hardware developers to "invent whole new gaming experiences".

Let's see - iMac, iPhone, iPad... iGame?

SOLAR - "Sincerely Overpaid Losers And Reprobates"

So, a German company is planning on operating a solar energy business in Spain.

"Since when is that news?" you might ask.

Well - they're planning on doing it without taking any government subsidies.


Which is pretty impressive, until you read the article and see the following quote:

“We are seeking to open the way for subsidy-free solar in Spain, which is possible because grid parity is expected here next year,” Gomez said by phone.
"Grid parity"?  

In other words, the Spanish government has managed to drive the price of conventional energy so high that solar is now competitive.

Welcome to the progressive left, where failure is not an option - it's the law!

It Takes One To Know One

Earlier today, the Czar expounded:
No, the Czar does not believe the President is that stunningly ignorant, as his incoherent and whiny speech proved today: he is instead splashing in deep water, grabbing whatever drifts by while spitting foam... The President has truly become unhinged, and madness in great ones must not unwatched go.
Well.  When it comes to evaluating the sanity (or lack thereof) in political figures, who else would you trust?