Daily Archives: December 13, 2011

No mention of penthouses at Hotel W, for some reason

Fudrucker (he’s on these kind of mailing lists) forwards this missive from the OccuGoons:

Dear Readers,

We appealed to you in order to help raise funds for essential warmth supplies for the protesters in several key occupation cities across the country. Many of you made donations online or sent in checks and we were both inspired and delighted to achieve our goal of $10,000. Coordinating directly with occupy organizers we are proud to report that we have distributed the critical funding needed for the occupiers on the ground.

Occupy DC ($2,500)

·         Large winterized tent for meetings (2)

·         Winter sleeping bags (25)

·         Tarps (40)

·         Thermal underwater (36)

·         Winter jackets (40)

·         Socks with winter wool (20)

·         Gloves-thinsulate (20)

·         Hats (20)

·         Silicone Spray (15)

·         Space blankets (40)

Occupy Boston ($2,500)

·         New extension chords (3x$133 for 100ft + 3x$93 for 50ft)

·         Pair wool socks (120)

·         Pair of wool gloves gloves (80)

·         Hats (50)

·         Thermal underwear bottoms (20)

·         Thermal underwear tops (20)

Occupy Chicago ($2,500)

·         Payment towards lease to bring protesters indoors

Occupy Wall Street ($2,500)

·         Thermal underwear sets (30)

·         Lightweight cots (10)

·         Camping mats (10)

We would like to thank our readers on behalf of the occupy protesters for helping us to enact this kind of direct action for change.

Thank you for all that you do.

Respectfully Yours, Rebecca Buell, Executive Director,

Donna Luca, Board President, and the NationofChange Team


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Blame Bush I, Clinton, Bush II, Cheny and, of course, Haliburton

Nothing wrong with MY economy!

But whatever you do, don’t blame me! In response to our Messiah’s whining on 60 Minutes last Sunday about how the economy was dead because of past presidents’  policies,  Investors Daily thought to dig up some quotes from our pathetic golfer-in-chief:

• On Feb. 2, 2009, Obama told the “Today Show” that “a year from now I think people are gonna see that we’re starting to make some progress,” and that “if I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”

On Feb. 12, 2009, he predicted that his $830 billion stimulus would “ignite spending by businesses and consumers” and unleash “a new wave of innovation, activity and construction … all across America.”

• On Feb. 26, 2009, Obama’s first budget projected that by 2011 the economy would be cooking ahead at 4% real GDP growth, with unemployment at 7.1% and falling fast.

• On Feb. 7, 2010, he said “we are seeing the corner turn and the economy growing again.”

• On June 4, 2010, Obama claimed the “economy is getting stronger by the day” and later that month said the recovery was “well under way.”

It was only when the agonizingly slow pace of the recovery became obvious to everyone that Obama started pleading for patience and looking for someone or something else to blame.


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First line of defense

"The question you've got to ask yourself is, 'do I feel lucky?' Well do ya punk?"

Off to Bovina, New York this afternoon for a few days of muzzle loading Bambi slaying or, more likely, some time spent outdoors in the freezing rain that’s forecast. A great opportunity to reflect on things, though so far, I’ve never noticed any deer joining in my meditations.

But hey, if you don’t get these killers up north they’ll be on our Greenwich doorsteps next, so I’ll fire away.

“We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”


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Hope and change

Unemployment at 11%. And climbing. I blame Bush.


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Water main breaks in Cos Cob; residents unaffected


Waiting for Augie

Service expected to be restored by Saturday, permitting the Cobs to take their weekly bath.

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