Greece bites the hand that feeds it … again

    We thought we’d stop hearing about Greece for a while after last week’s machinations stiffed the current holders of Greek debt (such as all the clients of the previous NJ governor) while dumping even more money down the Greek toilet. Not so fast there Batman…. Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou announced this morning that he was calling a referendum and a vote of confidence. All | Read More »

    Not again! Same US Atty’s office puts another border patrol agent in jail based on immunized drug smuggler’s testimony

    This would too ludicrous to make it as a novel. That it actually happened is a crying shame. The same US Attorney’s office in west Texas that sent Agents Ramos and Campean to the slammer after a border-crossing drug smuggler got shot has struck again. Agent Jesus Diaz Jr has been sentenced to two years in the slammer for arresting a 15yo who was part | Read More »

    Occupy Oakland – lunacy at its finest

    Occupy Oakland was in the news early Wednesday morning because Oakland PD forcibly removed “protesters” from a city park after they refused orders to disburse. Sadly, a peacenik Iraq War vet was injured in the process. It’s hilarious to read more about these morons. In response to Wednesday’s ouster, they of course are doubling down and want to shut down the entire city. The knee-slapping | Read More »

    Occupy Austin whiners are just as incoherent as their comrades

    Four of them were arrested this morning when they refused to move off the sidewalk for regularly scheduled street cleaning. I put together what their (apparent) spokesman said in the video here. I guess they chose him because he’s the most well-spoken of the bunch…. “… to wear down uh the people here who are the organizers that are here, some of us 24 hours | Read More »

    A tale of two young black men

    The guy on the left is Troy Davis who, after pleading guilty to carrying a concealed weapon (with altered serial numbers) at age 19, killed a cop at age 20. He was convicted and sentenced to death more than 20 years ago and is still breathing. Enough about him. The guy on the right, who must have looked much like Davis did when Davis pulled | Read More »

    Bachmann changes her tune on Perry/HPV

    A few days ago, after throwing out all sorts of innuendos in her attack on Perry, Michele Bachmann was still saying things like “she can’t say what was in his heart” about his Gardasil move. It seems that she has developed an x-ray machine and can now read his heart, enabling her to pronounce that the only reason he did it is because he was | Read More »

    Pawlenty endorses Romney

    This is according to the Corner. He starts off about how terrible Obama is, then begins his Romney endorsement with this… Alone among the contenders, he possesses the unique qualifications to confront and master our severe economic predicament. His abiding faith in our country’s exceptional historical position as a beacon of freedom will make him the most important leader in a world that depends upon | Read More »

    US plans for Palestine are clear as mud

    The Palestinian strategy is clear – they are going to get some sort of UN recognition and will keep plugging until they get everything they want. If the UN bid for Palestinian statehood should fail this month, Palestinian leadership would work first to gain membership to every UN organization and then resubmit their bid to the Security Council, senior Fatah official Nabil Shaath told the | Read More »

    What sort of bailout does USPS want?

    Through a combination of consumer shifts away from using snail mail and engrained unions/pensions, the USPS is bleeding about $1B/month. They are on the verge of defaulting on an upcoming pension payment. The NY Times takes a peek at the situation, but the second paragraph may send chills up your spine. “Our situation is extremely serious,” the postmaster general, Patrick R. Donahoe, said in an | Read More »

    More “unexpected” bad economic news

    As seems to be the case almost every week, new claims for unemployment benefits were not just higher than last week – they were unexpectedly higher. And in what is also common, the previous week’s higher than expected numbers were nudged even further upwards. Look, if this was normal statistical guesses from whoever these “experts” are, they would guess too high just as often as | Read More »