Friday, November 6, 2015
It is good to have reasonable and just laws, having them uniformly applied is better.
Reruns: The Saudis have pressured the CIA into giving “select Syrian Militants” shoulder-fired weapons capable of downing aircraft. Can't wait to see one of them hit a Russian chopper. But not to worry, ISIS will take them away from the Good Guys and use them to bring down a civilian airliner or two. Remember how well Charlie Wilson's war turned out?
Ships Slip: Maersk, the world's largest operator of container-ships, is cutting 4,000 employees (nearly 20% of its staff), canceling orders for new ships – including six of the world's largest container ships and eight somewhat smaller ones.
Back At It: “Republicans are openly feuding over whether to seek drastic changes to Medicare, Social Security and other entitlement programs, risking a potentially damaging intraparty battle ahead of the 2016 elections.” Ryan, who at least wants to pretend to be their leader, said he will pursue major revisions in entitlements. That may be his price for TPP.
VooDoo: A new
of The Walking Dead
Iowa poll shows Bobby Jindal ahead of both Jeb and Carley.
This Time It'll Work: Wisconsin, not understanding that every state that has tried drug testing welfare recipients has discovered that the poor do not use drugs any more than the legislators do, and that the testing is a waste of time and money. But of course, in Wisconsin as elsewhere, the point isn't to catch drug users, it's to humiliate those who need assistance.
Ignorance Is Bliss: The media really, really wants you to like Hillary and view her as the inevitable candidate and winner. Why else do they ignore polls by NBC/WSJ, CNN/ORC, RealClearPolitics, and Quinnipiac – all of which show that Sanders beats Trump, just as Ms Inevitable does.
One Hand Clapping; Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has introduced a bill to end the warrantless use of Stingray surveillance.
Paid Patriotism: Remember those mawkish 'Support Our Troops' tributes that littered sports programing for the last few years? Turns out the Pentagon paid $6.8 million for these patriotic outpourings. What's more patriotic than profit?
Revelation: According to Dr. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon, active Seventh Day Adventist, and Republican Wannabe, the pyramids were grain silos built by Joseph, not tombs for the pharaohs. Wait'll he tells you about the dinosaurs in the Garden.
Promises: Kentucky's new governor, Matt Bevin – he who “inaccurately claimed” an MIT education which MIT denies – wants to kick over 400,000 off the state's Medicaid rolls, do away with state-issued marriage licenses, and legalize cockfighting. Then next week...
Details: Mike Huckabee, looking for some way back on the debate platform, wants Congress to defund the presidency in order to prevent Obama from destroying the Constitution. Then presumably refunding the office once Huckabee wins the election.
Porn O'Graph: Late bloomer.
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 7:41 AM