Archive for March 14, 2011
Japan — Thinking of you…
They say everything’s under control but then there’s this:
I don’t trust anything the Japanese or the US government is telling us (which is a very bad thing — I’m looking at you Obama).
FYI, access NHK here. (IMHO, it’s more reliable than CNN, MSNBC and of course Fox, not to mention the CBSNBCABC’ers.)
Oh, and BTW, the three US cable “news” channels are now in rerun mode. No new news until tomorrow.
One thing the Wisconsin police and firefighters understand is if the powers-that-be go after one group of people — i.e., the teachers — they’re not far behind.
A legislator said Monday it might be a good idea to control illegal immigration the way the feral hog population has been controlled — with hunters shooting from helicopters.
State Rep. Virgil Peck, R-Tyro, said he was just joking, but that his comment did reflect frustration with the problem of illegal immigration. [...]
After one of the committee members talked about a program that uses hunters in helicopters to shoot wild swine, Peck suggested that may be a way to control illegal immigration.
Don’t be fooled. Peck and his buddies wouldn’t mind shooting all of us defective little people.
It all started here:
This is the mindset of the ruling class:
“Defective” People Should Die
A Republican in the New Hampshire House of Representatives regrets telling one of his constituents that the mentally challenged and other “defective” people should be sent to Siberia so they don’t stand to inherit control of the world.
“The world population has gotten too big and the world is being inherited by too many defective people,” Rep. Martin Harty told one of his constituents. “I mean all the defective people, the drug addicts, mentally ill, the retarded — all of them.”
Asked what should be done with those people, Harty said, “I believe if we had a Siberia we should send them to this and they would all freeze and die and we will be rid of them.”
Wait! There’s more:
Glenn Beck is getting so crazy even the crazies are abandoning him:
Due to declining ratings, nationally syndicated talk show host Glenn Beck has lost his morning time slot on NewsRadio 980 KMBZ, and will be replaced by Chris Merrill from 9-11 a.m.
The change is effective Monday (3/14).
Beck’s show will now be extended for its full three hours and air from 9 p.m. to midnight weekdays on the Entercom station.
Tweet of the day:
On Friday NOAA posted this graphic on how a tsunami propagates across the Pacific:
Propagation of the March 11, 2011 Honshu tsunami was computed with the NOAA forecast method using MOST model with the tsunami source inferred from DART® data. From the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research, located at NOAA PMEL in Seattle, WA. See here.
If you’ve spent any time watching CNN over the last three days you know one of their meteorologists, Chad Meyers, has been called upon to explain the mechanics of earthquakes and tsunamis.
Again, Meyers is meteorologist, not a geologist.
Seems to me this is “news” on the cheap. You know, the traffic guy is suddenly an expert in forest fires. The cooking guy morphs into an expert in child abuse.
Per the Huffington Post:
Fox News is expected to announce Monday afternoon that former Indiana Senator Evan Bayh will become a contributor to the network, The Huffington Post has learned.
Bayh will be a commentator and political analyst across all of Fox News’ platforms. He was a Senator from 1999 to 2011, where he became one of the more prominent conservative Democrats in the chamber.
It’s an understatement to say Bayh is a “conservative Democrat.” He has almost no Democratic tendencies whatsoever — he’s all about money (yeah, so unusual) — but Fox will trot him out as representative of the rational wing of the party, put a big “D” in the chyron under his face and then look askance at authentic Democrats, implying they’re crazed, socialist, loons.
A sizable chunk of American millionaires don’t feel wealthy, according to a new survey by the investment firm Fidelity.
About 42 percent of the 1,000 people surveyed with at least $1 million in assets said they would need an average of $7.5 million to feel truly secure. This is actually an improvement from 2009, when 46 percent of the nation’s millionaires said they did not feel rich.
A Gallup poll was released last Friday showing Massachusetts has the lowest rate of people without health insurance in the nation, at 4.7%. In contrast, Texas has the highest, with 27.8%.
Yet in this crazy country, Republicans are waiting for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who signed the “socialist” health care bill into law, to unequivocally apologize for that “mistake” before he can move forward in his bid for the GOP presidential nominee in 2012.
The GOP is so insane, and providing health insurance for people is such a bad thing, Romney’s a pariah for doing what he did.
Is that nuts or what?