Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Adios, Melonhead.

I never did figure out what the hell he was doing here. And I still wish someone had said, "Whoever smelled it, dealt it."

Friday, February 8, 2013

It's not a fart!

What the hell was Jerry Brown thinking?
One day after Texas Gov. Rick Perry released a radio ad in California criticizing the Golden State's business climate and encouraging businesses to relocate to Texas, California Gov. Jerry Brown said today that Perry's campaign is "barely a fart."
"It's not a serious story, guys," the Democratic governor told reporters at a business event here. "It's not a burp. It's barely a fart."
The ad buy Perry announced Monday is relatively small, at about $24,000, but it gained widespread attention in the media. Brown called the amount "the smallest entry into the media market of California."
You kidding us, Jerry? That $24k bought millions in free publicity, and you pulled his finger. That was some fart!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Have a great 2013!

I am going to rappel down the fiscal cliff. See you at the bottom!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Damian Cadman-Jones

The guy on the right, Damian Cadman-Jones. There is something oddly familiar about him, and I don't mean in an Austin Powers kinda way.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Really, CNBC?

Millions of college students are destroying their futures with mind-boggling levels of student loan debt and the most important issue to them is climate change? Really, CNBC?
A group of Swarthmore College students is asking the school administration to take a seemingly simple step to combat pollution and climate change: sell off the endowment’s holdings in large fossil fuel companies. For months, they have been getting a simple answer: no. As they consider how to ratchet up their campaign, the students suddenly find themselves at the vanguard of a national movement.
How do you define "national movement," Justin Gillis of the New York Times? Further down in the article Gillis writes,
Matters could escalate in coming months, with Swarthmore scheduled to host a February meeting — the students call it a “convergence” — of 150 students from other colleges who are working on divestment.
There are 21.6 million college students in the US. I am not sure how Gillis can stretch this "convergence" into a "national movement."

I do find it interesting that as of this morning this major announcement on the national movement's website has garnered all of 4 Facebook "Likes" and 2 "Tweets".

(Chart from Dr. Housing Bubble.)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Texas has a higher high school graduation rate than Connecticut

In fact, Texas also has a higher high school graduation rate than Massachusetts. Here's the spreadsheet (PDF file), sourced by the US Department of Education. Congratulations, California. You just squeaked by your cohorts in Mississippi.

Background here. Doubters from Calculated Risk should read that first paragraph carefully.

Digging in further, compare 4th grade math and reading scores for California and Texas. Can't blame the children of illegals here, both states have millions of them. You blue state readers, feel free to tear apart the Department of Education statistics and explain this. These aren't my numbers.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Europeans are deranged psychopaths

It's 2012 and they're sending Nazi psychopaths to the European Parliament.

Say what you will about American politicians, but the last Klan member sent to Congress has passed on. Sure, we have insane congressmen and closeted senators, but nobody in Washington is as wacked out as these Europeans.

I am in favor of raising taxes on the wealthy.

I agree with Barack Obama that it's time for the wealthiest among us to pay their fair share. That's why I think now is the time to end the massive welfare program for wealthy Blue State welfare queens that those of us who rent or live in reasonably priced houses are forced to pay for.
Many home buyers deduct their mortgage interest when assessing their tax bill, a perk that has helped bolster the income of millions of families - and the broader housing market.
That one subsidy alone costs us $86 billion a year. And while they're at it, eliminate the deductions for property and state income taxes. It doesn't seem fair that I have to subsidize a guy in New York because his property taxes are insane and his state government is so inept and corrupt that they have an income tax. It's time for the Blue State welfare queens to quit stealing from the rest of us. They need to give back for once.