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 »

    Tim Pawlenty calls it quits

    Apparently yesterday’s distant third place finish was enough to tell T-Paw that it wasn’t happening, and is set to announce an end to his bid this morning. It seemed like he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He had a decent record and seemed like he’d make a good president, but there are so many irons in the fire it’s hard to | Read More »

    More bad news Obama will try to blame on someone else

    The latest consumer confidence numbers are out – they are not just bad, they are absolutely terrible! The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary index of consumer sentiment slumped to 54.9 from 63.7 the prior month. The gauge was projected to decline to 62, according to the median forecast in a Bloomberg News survey. This is the lowest figure since May 1980, the last time we | Read More »