Daily Archives: October 7, 2012

Don’t tell him it’s not being held in Denver

Unleash me, I’m ready!

Joe Biden in hyperbaric chamber for next six days, preparing for the debate. One school of thought says that oxygen deprivation at birth cannot be reversed, but Joe’s handlers are optimistic.

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Nicholas Kristoff would approve

Swedish Smorgasbord

Kristoff, most recently noted for comparing a modern economy with a kindergarten  room, magically supplied with crayons from no known source and unfairly hoarded by a few of the children (wonderful dissection of Kristoff here), will love this story of a Swedish school cafeteria chef who’s been ordered to stop making such delicious food because it’s “unfair” to students at other schools. “Those other kids have to eat shit-on-a-shingle”, Village Idiot Sven Johannson, explains, “so why should this group not suffer too? Fresh-baked bread? Vegetable buffets? Nej – they all must go.”

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When a green president endangers soldiers’ lives

See (a little of) the USA, in a Chevrolet!

Not just “green” in the sense of inexperienced and incompetent, I’m referring to Barry’s executive order that the entire federal vehicle fleet convert 100% to “alernative energy” by 2015. So the Army is buying electric cars and trucks that cost three times what conventional vehicles do, have just a 100 mile range and take 8 hours to recharge. Oh, and their batteries burn up, too.

U.S. Army officials are buying electric-powered trucks that can cost three times as much as the vehicles they replace even though the manufacturer admits its batteries are like those that have experienced fires during development tests by other automakers.

The Army EV trucks are part of the Department of Defense’s response to President Obama’s May 2011 Executive Order requiring that the entire federal fleet of vehicles use alternative fuels by 2015. Federal civilian agencies have nearly 60,000 cars and trucks. The Department of Defense is estimated to have more than 185,000 vehicles of all types.

Diverting military dollars to feel-good projects instead of weapons and saddling soldiers with vehicles that can’t go where they’re needed, must spend a third of each day plugged in to an electrical outlet (are there electricity sources in the desert?) and burn up when they’re used is sacrificing American soldiers for the illusory promise of a new society based on propeller beanies and windmills. We as a country deserve better, I hope.

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There he goes again.

And here’s another one from Vladimir!

Obama has once again avoided election campaign laws and once again the media ignores it. He did this 2008, with great success and with no bad consequences.

Back then, Mark Steyn had this to say about the pre-paid credit cards and other dodges the Messiah was employing:

On the grubby little racket of his online credit card fraud, Senator Obama merely has to run out the clock now. If it’s not exposed before Tuesday, no one is going to have any appetite for investigating it once he’s won. So he must be relieved that this off-message headline — “Obama Accepting Untraceable Donations” — only gets as far as Page 2 of The Washington Post. (There is an element of art to these calculations: The Obamatron editors in the media want to be able to cover themselves by saying they raised the story, but the trick is to do so at a time and place that prevents it going anywhere before November 4th.) ….

So two-thirds of Obama’s record haul derives from a website that intentionally disabled all the default security checks that prevent basic fraud like fake addresses and no-name matches ….Here’s the bottom line: Two-thirds of the record-breaking haul Obama raised for the final stretch of the campaign comes from a racket set up to facilitate fake names, phony addresses and untraceable cards.

You can’t fault our president for committing fraud and taking advantage of his free pass from the press. Who could resist the temptation to grab $181 million in just one month if he can  get off scot free? Well, some of you might say, “the President of the United States” but you’d be thinking of the position and office itself, not the current occupant.

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Cry me a river

Detroit police union warns visitors to city, “enter at your own risk”. Hand out cautionary flyers at parks.

Detroit police chief traded sex for promotions.

Detroit isn’t that far from Peoria Illinois, home of Caterpillar – maybe a fleet of bulldozers sent up from there could permanently solve the city’s problems.

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Who knew they had electricity in there?

 

A Cos Cob family celebrates the arrival of snow

Burning wires cause power outage in Cos Cob. The one guy who noticed only did so when he tried turning on his new Sears wine press, and that was four days later.

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Well, if you put $37 million in one place, you necessarily have to take it from somewhere else

School Board protests capital spending budget cut from $10 to $8 million. Of course it does – the schools are deteriorating, they need new roofs, window, hvac systems and just general maintenance, but the BET insists that there isn’t enough money to pay for it all. Kind of makes you wonder if spending $37 million (and climbing) for a new music palace was the best way to use scarce resources, don’t it?

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