Archive for March 14, 2011

Radiation Levels Rising in Tokyo

Higher Than Normal Radiation in Tokyo:  City Gov’t.

Increased Radiation Levels Detected in Tokyo.

Japan — Thinking of you…


March 14, 2011 at 11:40 PM Leave a comment

Japanese Nuclear Disaster: Nothing to Worry About

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.

March 14, 2011 at 10:21 PM Leave a comment

Undocumented Immigrants Are Pigs; Let’s Shoot Them From Helicopters

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.

Bearing that in mind:  KS GOP State Rep. Compares Undocumented Immigrants To Pigs, Suggests Shooting Them From Helicopter:


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:

WOLF HUNT: Over 1,000 wolves have been shot by aerial hunters since 2003. (Photo: Courtesy of Defenders of Wildlife)


March 14, 2011 at 8:00 PM Leave a comment

“Defective” People Should Die in Siberia

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:

Obama Meets with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.

Obama Reaches out to Business Leaders.

BP’s Chairman, Carl-Henric Svanberg, says his company “cares about the small people” of the Gulf Coast.

Oil Spews Out of the Gulf. Tony Hayward Goes Yachting.

Republicans Feel Sorry for BP.

Rep. Kanjoraki (D-PA): We are Giving Relief to ‘Average, Good American People,’ Not ‘Minorities’ or ‘Defective’ People.


March 14, 2011 at 6:53 PM Leave a comment

Glenn Beck Loses Drive-Time Morning Show in Kansas City

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.


March 14, 2011 at 5:32 PM Leave a comment

Is RuPaul Up Next For Fox?

Tweet of the day:


Perfect analogy.


March 14, 2011 at 4:50 PM Leave a comment

A Tsunami Traveling Across the Pacific

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.


(H/t N.A.)

March 14, 2011 at 4:38 PM Leave a comment

CNN Meteorologist Chad Meyers Moonlights as a Geologist

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.

So, WTF?

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.

March 14, 2011 at 3:15 PM 2 comments

Evan Bayh Joining Fox News — Will Pretend to be a Democrat

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.

March 14, 2011 at 2:24 PM Leave a comment

Poor Babies

4 Out of 10 American Millionaires Don’t Feel Rich:

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.

(Image via.)



March 14, 2011 at 2:11 PM Leave a comment

Too Bad Romney’s GOP Won’t Let Him Brag About RomneyCare

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?

March 14, 2011 at 11:43 AM Leave a comment

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