Archive for September 18, 2011
This insanity is what ahem, our Wise Leaders in the U.S. (and in Greece) think will save the country.
So, lay people off, which will depress spending. When spending is depressed, lay more people off to (supposedly) increase spending. That doesn’t work because more people are unemployed so there’s even less spending.
A recession becomes a depression.
Way to go!
The Emmys will go on–but without comedian Alec Baldwin.
“30 Rock” star Mr. Baldwin has pulled out of Sunday’s Emmy broadcast after a joke about News Corp. chief executive Rupert Murdoch was cut from a segment that he had pre-taped to open the show, which Fox is broadcasting.
Fox and The Wall Street Journal are owned by News Corp.
In the segment that was supposed to open Sunday’s primetime telecast, Mr. Baldwin plays a fictional president of a television studio. The joke that Fox cut involved a bit in which Mr. Baldwin, while on the telephone, asked whether Mr. Murdoch was listening into the call–an allusion to the phone hacking scandal that has plagued News Corp. in recent months.
Leonard Nimoy of “Star Trek” replaced Mr. Baldwin in the segment, which will open the show Sunday evening without the joke.
Relax already Rupert. Then again, I can’t help but wonder: Why is Baldwin’s joke so upsetting? Feeling pangs of guilt? Hey? Hey? Hey?
This is a gorgeous video.
A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the Amazon. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line) and the stars of our galaxy.
What’s the saying? If you aren’t pissed off, you aren’t paying attention?
We aren’t exactly bailing out the “faltering Eurozone.” We’re bailing out European bankers/Wall Street types who made stupid, greedy investment decisions, just like we bailed out American bankers/Wall Street types back in 2008 who did the same thing.
Oh, and gee. I wonder what services for middle and lower income people will have to be cut so we can afford this.