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Hey, good news #OWS ( #OccupyWallStreet ) has economics videos available now

November 27, 2011

Available here

Shoot all the lawyers

November 24, 2011

then bayonet the MBAs.

From – Steve Jobs lays out everything that is wrong with corporate America in two paragraphs:

salesmen are put in charge, and product engineers and designers feel demoted: Their efforts are no longer at the white-hot center of the company’s daily life. They “turn off.” IBM [IBM] and Xerox [XRX], Jobs said, faltered in precisely this way. The salesmen who led the companies were smart and eloquent, but “they didn’t know anything about the product.” In the end this can doom a great company, because what consumers want is good products.

Add in outsourcing and the quarter to quarter bonus chase and you can see where it all ends.

Prayers for the masses

November 23, 2011

Dustbury has a nice little matrix of prayers customized to fit an individual’s Meyers Brigg Personality Type.

Mind Numbed Robot gives us “Obama by the numbers”. A graphic reminder of epic failure.

Megan McCardle is not impressed with congressional efforts to control “honest graft”. Neither am I but then again they are politicians so duplicity, graft, and dishonesty are in the DNA.

Looking at the search results that are bringing people here I find that the number one result is still Denise Milani, number two surprisingly is Patti Ann Brown. Number 3 is almost always some variation of shemale – currently hot shemale, but you can throw just about any modifier you want in there and at some point it will turn up in search.

In celebration of these results –

Denise Milani

Patti Ann Browne

There’s a place downtown where you can throw me like a lineman

November 21, 2011

Mila Kunis attends Marine Corps Ball #MarineCorpBall @MMilaKunis

November 20, 2011

Good for her. I’m glad to see both she and Justin Timberlake held up their promises 🙂

Real American Hero? Karl Rove tells Occupy Baltimore to shut up and wait in line #OWS

November 17, 2011

OK not a hero but at least someone with some sense is standing up to these bullies.

Protest all you want – you can even live in your squalid little camps for all I care, but your rights are no more important than mine. You need to learn that.


Socialism, a classroom experiment

After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.

The second test average was a D! No one was happy.

When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F.

As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.

Not exactly an apples to apples comparison but it does make a point.

John Hawkins evaluates the GOP presidential field.
He has Bachmann as number 3 and Cain as number 4 that shuld tell you all you need to know.

Outside the Beltway hates Rick Perry’s government reform plan. Pundit and Pundette disagree

Good for Justin Timberlake

November 14, 2011

He actually attended the Marine Corps Ball Friday night.

His stock went up a couple notches in my book.


Surprise, Surprise! Congress is corrupt. Who would have possibly guessed. This story was on 60 Minutes last night also. I am a little disgusted by all the conservatives I have seen commenting that are trying to condemn Pelosi while excusing the GOP participants in this fraud. Wrong is wrong.

Instapundit – WHAT COULD GO WRONG? So America has a President Goldman Sachs, Italy has a Prime Minister Goldman Sachs, and the European Central Bank will now be headed by a former Goldman Sachs banker.

From India? Want to work in India? – Silicon Valley now has job fairs to help you locate work on the mysterious sub-continent.

Newt Gingrich schools Scott Pelley.

Try not to cry

November 13, 2011

It’s Veterans Day

November 11, 2011

Take a moment to reflect on all those who have shed blood for this country and what their sacrifice means. Thank You.


I know I have been slacking again but nothing has really caught my eye of late. Various #OWS camps have descended into anarchy but that’s not really news, that’s the inevitable tide of history.

Computer Programming for Kids – Every couple months I see an article like this, touting the next big thing that is really going to bring kids back into the sciences and engineering. Somehow it never happens. I don’t know why, but the fact that you never see an engineer as a hero in a movie or TV show might have something to do with it.

What if we occupied #OccupyWallStreet #OWS

November 3, 2011

Just posted this over at The Hostages but I liked it so I am posting it again, live with it 🙂

What if we staged an Occupy Occupy Wall Street counter-coup. We could set up our encampments next to their’s and convince employers to come hire people, and let banks have space to sign up new accounts and give out things like hot chocolate. Since other schools are having teachers give lectures we could invite speakers from the Mises Institute and have nightly inspirational readings from Atlas Shrugged. Oh the fun that could be had.