Archive for February 6, 2012
Been waiting for this to happen:
During the morning train wreck known as Fox & Friends on Monday, hosts Eric Bolling, Steve Doocy, and Gretchen Carlson discussed the positive January jobs report numbers, suggesting that the Labor Department doctored the numbers to help President Obama look good.
I predict Fox will keep pushing this meme and by November its viewers will blow off the employment numbers altogether.
Question is, what to do if a Republican wins in November and the numbers continue to be good?
They’ll pause for two or three months and then they’ll throw it into reverse. Their drugged viewers won’t notice a thing.
Ed Schultz just minutes ago: “Why would a right-wing hack” like Karl Rove “come out and talk about a Super Bowl ad? Hahahaha.”
Ed devoted his entire radio show today to ♥loving♥ the ad and as of 8:26 p.m. ET, he’s spent half an hour talking about it on his TV show.
What a tool.
Ah yes. When a millionaire trust fund kid has to find something to do, this is what he does:
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman says he’s ruling out another political bid this year but is leaving open the possibility of a future run.
In his first public comments since abandoning his presidential race, Huntsman told The Salt Lake Tribune that he plans to serve on some corporation boards [calling all companies who want to expand their business into China], do some volunteer work and go on a speaker circuit as well as possibly taking some yet-to-be-named news media gig [hey, Fox could claim he’s their “liberal”]. But, for now, he’s taking a break from the political scene.
Amazing. This is a former presidential candidate who told us he had a passion for changing/helping/reforming the country and he’s going to spend his down-time serving on corporate boards [easy as hell money], raking in thousands of dollars on the speaker’s circuit and bloviating on teevee [he could play a liberal on Fox!]?
What a fraud.
This is the cover of the most recent issue of The New Republic:
And no, The New Republic isn’t a flaming liberal rag, it’s conservative, so I find this choice of cover photo pretty darn interesting. This is one of the ugliest pictures I’ve ever seen of anyone.
Last week the New York Times published an article titled: Activists Fight Green Projects, Seeing U.N. Plot:
Across the country, activists with ties to the Tea Party are railing against all sorts of local and state efforts to control sprawl and conserve energy. They brand government action for things like expanding public transportation routes and preserving open space as part of a United Nations-led conspiracy to deny property rights and herd citizens toward cities.
They are showing up at planning meetings to denounce bike lanes on public streets and smart meters on home appliances — efforts they equate to a big-government blueprint against individual rights.
What struck me about the article wasn’t the UN conspiracy theory angle; that’s been around for a long time. What I noticed was the accompanying photo:
Check out the age demographic.
Big news this morning:
After decades of drilling, Russian scientists have finally managed to pierce through Antarctica’s ice sheet to reveal the secrets of a unique sub-glacial lake, Vostok, that has been sealed there for the past 20 million years, a scientific source said on Monday.
“Yesterday, our scientists stopped drilling at the depth of 3,768 meters and reached the surface of the sub-glacial lake,” the source said.
Explorers hope Lake Vostok, which is the largest of Antarctica’s buried network of icebound lakes and also one of the largest lakes in the world, could reveal new forms of life and show how life evolved before the ice age.
The discovery of the hidden lakes of Antarctica in the 1990s sparked much enthusiasm among scientists all over the world. Some think the ice cap above and at the edges have created a hydrostatic seal with the surface that has prevented lake water from escaping or anything else from getting inside.
Wow. My imagination runs wild over this. I can’t wait to hear what that lake water tells us.