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Archive for October, 2011

Political Quote of the Day

Monday, October 31st, 2011

“So we don’t know specifically what Herman Cain stands accused of doing wrong, who’s accusing him, or how to verify any of it. Other than that, this is some solid reporting from Politico.”

Jim Treacher

Bonus Quote:

“Liberals are terrified of Herman Cain. He is a strong conservative black man. Look at the way they go after Allen West and Michael Steele and they aren’t even running against Obama. They are terrified of strong, conservative, black men.”

Ann Coulter

Friday B-Movie Pick: Halloween Edition

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Yup, it’s almost Halloween, so we’re going with the classics:

Young Frankenstein

The Mummy

An American Werewolf in London

Innocent Blood

Friday B-Movie Pick Archive

Monday Book Pick – 101 Uses for My Ex-wife’s wedding dress

Monday, October 24th, 2011

101 Uses for My Ex-Wife’s Wedding Dress by Kevin Cotter

Ok, this book isn’t available until tomorrow, but it is just so mind blowingly awesome that it has to be today’s book pick. The author’s wife left him after 12 years and said to keep the wedding dress, he could do whatever he wanted with it. Word of advice darling, don’t give a man a challenge like that.

Monday Book Pick Archive

For your Halloween sugar fix…

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Hard to find in stores, but Amazon comes to the rescue, Count Chocula, Frankenberry and Booberry cereal.

Oh, and you can get your plush on in all three as well.

Friday B-Movie Pick: Near Dark & Dog Soldiers

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Near Dark and Dog Soldiers

It’s almost Holloween, so today we have a double header of Vampires and Werewolves. The first is a low buget classic from 1987. A group of vampires roaming Oklahoma those recent yet far away days before ubiquitous cell phones, multiple 24/7 news channels and new media news back channels. There is plenty of blood and mayhem to go around in this dark and violent vampire flick that never uses the word “vampire.” Dog Soldiers was made fifteen years later, but has a lot of the same noir grittiness. A small group of British soldiers are dropped into the remote countryside for some “routine” training. Add a group of werewolves that “just happen to be in the area”, and you have a nice flick to get you in the mood for Holloween.

Friday B-Movie Archive

Question of the Day

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Why is profiling illegal when looking for terrorists, but is considered good policy in college admissions?

Was David Gregory drunk on the air again?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Alternate question, is he actually just that stupid?  These question are raised because of his “performance” on last Sunday’s Meet the Press.  Let’s review the transcript:

MR. CAIN: We replace capital gains tax. We replace the payroll tax. We replace corporate income tax, replace personal income tax, and replace the death tax. It is a replacement tax structure.

MR. GREGORY: But where do state taxes go? You’re saying they’re going to be repealed?

MR. CAIN: If you–with the current structure, you have state taxes, right? So with this new structure, you’re still going to have taxes–state taxes. That is muddying the water.

MR. GREGORY: How so?

MR. CAIN: Because today, under the current tax code, state taxes are there if they have it. If they don’t have a state taxes, they don’t have it. It has nothing to do with this replacement structure for the federal tax code.

MR. GREGORY: But that doesn’t make any sense to me. If I’m already paying state taxes, and I have a new Cain administration national sales tax, I’ve got more state taxes.

Mr. Gregory appears to be deeply confused on the difference between State taxes and a sales tax.  He is either spiking his coffee and hosting a national political talk show drunk or is completely incompetent for the position he holds.  The other explanation is that does know the difference, but is deliberately attempting to confuse the issue in order to make the current Republican front runner look bad.  That last option points to a deep and widespread far left wing extremist media bias at NBC News/MSNBC.

So which is it? Drunk, incompetent or deliberately attempting to mislead the American people?

HT to Mr. Reynolds

It’s a safe bet that their houses won’t have leftist “OWS” protesters

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Meet the “1%”, uber-rich Obama bundlers.

The Obama re-election campaign quietly released the list of their elite deep-pocketed donors who bundled at least $20 million each.

Ms. Malkin has the the full list.

Interesting reading on Miltech

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

BEATING DECLINE: Miltech and the Survival of the U.S.

A couple of more economics music videos

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

In the tradition of the Hayek vs. Keynes rap videos, come these two economics themed videos by Dorian Electra