Wednesday, March 2, 2016

SAR #16062


Free speech is pretty much an untested concept.

Scorecard: 6 to 4  with a tie.  Of the six states Hillary won on Tuesday, she would carry none of them come November.  Bernie would carry all but Oklahoma, and they both could carry Massachusetts. So Sanders lost the day but showed he would be a better candidate in November. Here endeth the lesson.
  Touching The Bases: Having met with Obama to discuss the current Supreme Court vacancy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley said that nothing had changed and that there was absolutely no way they were going to behave as responsible adults.
Level Playing Field: About a third of the people shot by LAPD officers last year were mentally ill, as were the cops who shot them.
Let Us Prey: A Pennsylvania grand jury has found that at least 50 Roman Catholic priests from the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese had raped hundreds of children over decades of depravity. In Rome, Australian Cardinal Pell testified that pedophilic priests were “a sad story that wasn't of much interest to me.” Why would anyone with a child go to a Catholic Church?
Editor’s Note:Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist,birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.Which is why he's doing so well.
Equal Rights: At the Rio Olympic Games, competitors in Men's Boxing will not be wearing headguards, because being there is prima facie evidence that there's nothing in there to protect.
To Dream The Impossible Dream: US Attorney General Loretta Lynch believes that giving the British access to wiretap data from US firms “would protect privacy and human rights”. Which should be grounds for impeachment but instead is a sad commentary on how little the US Justice Department understands about privacy and human rights.
Leaped Year: On Sadie Hawkins day, the Sanders campaign raised $6 million, bringing the February total to $42 million, nearly all in small to tiny contributions. Unlike some other people.
Plain And Simple: “Over the past four decades nearly one-third of the country’s productive potential has been thrown away on spending that adds nothing to real wealth or destroyed by the 2008 financial crisis.”
A Great Victory: Hillary has demonstrated her electability by beating Sanders in six Southern States that the Democrats haven't carried since Reagan. Yep, she guarantees not to win a one of them come November. I'm impressed.
Welfare: Utah is preparing to spend $51 million taxpayer dollars building a coal port in California so private companies can export even more coal to a world market that is massively oversupplied. 
Relativity: Saudi Arabia is suffering terrifically from low petroleum prices, it says here. Sure, they have burned through nearly $105 billion of their foreign reserves, leaving them with barely enough to tough things out for another six years – about 5 years longer than the Dakota frackers.
Reminder: It has now been over 10 years since US GDP growth reached 3%.
A Parting Shot: 

8 comments:

mistah charley, ph.d. said...

i like the photo

earlier this morning, on "npr", as that particular branch of the corporate media is called, they were broadcasting what seemed like their obituary of the sanders campaign - but they gave a couple of sentences to hawaii congresswoman/combat veteran tulsi gabbard, who pointed out that only fifteen states had participated so far in the primary/caucus process, which leaves thirty-five to go

rep. gabbard resigned from the democratic national committee vice-chairmanship in order to endorse bernie - because of hillary's demonstrated propensity to support unnecessary mass murder

kwark said...

RE "Scorecard" and "A Great Victory": The DNC finger on the scale for Hillary will see her safe to the nomination regardless of other troubling issues like HER electability.

RE "Welfare": To the average person this seems nonsensical until you consider that it's only taxpayer money benefiting large corporations. So yes, it's business as usual and a "good investment" for the people of Utah (people defined to be leadership and shareholders in said businesses).

Jim Dandy said...

As a personal favor, could we just skip the rest of this primary bullshit? It's been a purchased and rigged system since before I was born and it's not going to get any better no matter how much people believe in hope for change or whatever.

Sanders isn't even running an original campaign, for christsake! He's using Obama's old one from '08. Let's get on to the part where Bernie tells all his gullible little followers to vote for Hillary and they troop off to the polls to pull the lever for the status-quo. After all, this is the most important election ever in the history of elections ever. Just like last time.

And the time before that...

George Anderson said...

Just a thought but you don't suppose The Donald did so well because of the prospects of a 'slam dunk' Billary election?

Seems the more the right tries to distance themselves from him the more popular he gets.

Just saying. Those who think Bernie doesn't have the horsepower might be voting for 'Dumphf' as an alternative protest vote.

Which is to add that the political environment has become far too murky to interpret accurately.

Anonymous said...

Salafi victime(?): Could not have happened to a nicer guy

Aubrey McClendon, a natural gas industry titan, was killed when he drove his sport utility vehicle “straight into a wall” in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, police said, a day after he was indicted on a charge of conspiring to rig bids to buy oil and ...
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-sp-sn-okc-aubrey-mcclendon20160302-story.html

Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III said...

Mr. Dandy, Sir. I have considered your suggestion. I, too, am tired of the posturing... but what happens to my readership if I'm reduced to snarking about things that actually matter?

Tulsatime said...

I too, like the picture. Is that a museum shot, or a corporate headquarters someplace? I used to see arty things like that in inspired spaces that someone had spent money and thought on.

Read about ole Aubrey last night and thought it sounded like a classical intrigue scene, the ex-CEO drive-into-a-wall ploy in a spy novel. Cuz real CEO's never go to jail, they just inform after the indictment. DUN dun.....minor cords.... but was it really ????

Preyer - I really don't get how the catholics get away with massive serial conspiracy to evade justice for child sex abuse. The home for wayward boys has an entire new application now, and they are all wearing clerical collars.

Countdown for Econ Meltdown- we should be moving into the 'highly erratic' stage for the stock market soon, it's already there for oil. Everybody hoping that the news is bad enough to trigger a bailout. Have we seen this program before? Where Dr Phil and Oprah got to Mexico for an interview with the Frito Bandito?

Jim Dandy said...

Touche, sir.