The Won Percent

October 15, 2011
Via Instapundit – the hypocrisy of the Left is shining so bright for everyone but themselves to see. In the past month we’ve seen Morgan Freeman accuse the conservative Tea Party of being racist, only to have Herman Cain rise to the top of the TP presidential candidate list.

And the Occupy Wall Street crowd is demanding their fair share from the evil 1% while supporting The Won, himself a standing member of the 1%.

In the comments at exurbanleague: “You forgot that he has gotten more money from Wall Street than any other politician ever.”

Everyone is hypocritical at some time and to various degrees. But these examples of excess are stunning, along with MSM’s willingness to pretend it doesn’t exist.


US – Libya War

March 20, 2011

Gadhafi vows long war after US, allies strike – Yahoo! News


Cindy Sheehan? Campouts at the presidents house? Protests in San Francisco? The moral urgency? David Letterman? Jon Stewart? Stephen Colbert? Nancy Pelosi? NY Times? Declaration of War from congress – or even a resolution?

Oh thats right… back then it was all about oil.

UPDATE: Found this in the comments section of the Althouse blog:

JayC said…
Scott Walker’s invasion of Libya is an illegal war of choice on a sovereign nation. No blood for cheese! Wait a minute… I think I have the wrong script. Give me a minute, here.
3/19/11 9:31 PM

San Francisco – Just Deal With It!

March 3, 2011

Barrage of Game-Promotion Ballons and Fliers Pollute San Francisco [UPDATES] – SFist

This is what people in San Francisco get freaked about… balloons in the bay. These are video game promotional balloons that ended up in the bay instead of in the air.

As you can see, the balloons have now settled in the Bay where they run the risk of threatening wildlife.

Seriously – nothing substantial is at risk, except maybe the fragile “house of cards” image that environmentalists have of the environment.

Cause of the Financial Crisis

March 2, 2011

Zombie » Outside Job: Using the Oscars to legitimize a political theory

Good stuff shedding light on liberal advocates pushing lenders to make bad loans, then decrying efforts by those banks to turn bad money into good, and all while proudly twisting the truth in an Oscar winning movie.

Yup – sounds like a liberal.

The meltdown was not caused by the bankers who mislabeled their risky debt; the economy would have collapsed no matter who was holding the bag when it all went sour. The only crime committed by the villains depicted in Inside Job was to make sure they weren’t personally liable when all those bad investments went kablooey.

And I like this description of big business… because this is what a large company that’s trying to attract investors is SUPPOSED to be like:

It’s clever to stir up populist outrage against the fatcats who tried to enrich themselves when everyone else went broke. Who doesn’t hate devious fatcats? Even I hate them. But in this case I know that they didn’t cause the recession: they merely tried to profit from it. Because that’s what fatcats do: They try to profit from anything, in any financial climate. That’s what makes them fatcats.

And finally the bit about fooling a TV audience that’s more interested in entertainment than politics… but maybe took the bait as well:

But most Americans will never know any of this. Inside Job dominates the headlines, and the thesis it puts forth is the accepted wisdom of an angry nation. Only the few of you reading this essay, plus a handful of researchers and analysts, are aware that there’s a different side to the story. I concede my likely defeat in this particular battle from the War of Ideas. But all I can do is call it like I see it, a tiny voice in a hurricane of disinformation blowing in the other direction.

Keep Your Laws Off My Body – By Jonah Goldberg – The Corner – National Review Online

January 4, 2011

via Keep Your Laws Off My Body – By Jonah Goldberg – The Corner – National Review Online

There are so many liberal/progressive ideas that just don’t make sense…

From the comments section:

In addition to the health care mandate, we have the bureacrats telling us what we can eat, how much to exercise and that we can’t drink alcohol, soda or tap water. Oh, we also can’t introduce smoke tobacco variety into our bodies, but we should legalize pot marijuana smoking.

There is no consistency here, no logic at all.

Greenpeace Leader Admits Exaggeration | Breitbart

August 18, 2009

Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » EXCLUSIVE: Lies Revealed — Greenpeace Leader Admits Arctic Ice Exaggeration

Thought I was finished posting for the day but came across this – the outgoing leader of Greenpeace, Gerd Leipold, admits their much heralded claim that Arctic ice would be fully melted by 2030 “may have been a mistake.”

The BBC reporter accused Leipold and Greenpeace of releasing “misleading information” and using “exaggeration and alarmism.”

You think? Here are some stats on Arctic ice – an area of 1 million square miles and nearly 2 miles thick in the center. It’s not like defrosting a case of veggie burgers…

Then there was this gem about Greenpeace claims in the comments:

…only the stoned or truly stupid believed them…

So true.