Saturday, April 25, 2015

Film Actors Guild - Nominees UPDATED and BUMPED

[orig post 4.17 5pm]


The brilliant minds of the Film Actors Guild (F.A.G.) are hard at work to find the best motion picture.  Category: Hillary.

Here are the nominated films:

This week's SNL skit:





This one from YouTube channel, Above Average (WZ):





This golden oldie from the 2008 campaign:





And our own production, also from the 2008 campaign:




The envelope please....

UPDATED and BUMPED 4.25.15 9pm:

Jenna, of "THANKS OBAMA" fame, releases her Hillary commercial.  1 million views in two days!




A History Lesson

Bill Whittle gives a quick history lesson to this year's college graduates. 




Excellent comparisons between our leaders today (Obama and Hillary) and those leaders of mass death (Stalin, Hitler and Mao) of the recent past.  They are not the same, yet....

10:56:
The final ultimate tragedy here is that the people, that idiots like this [professors] protest against, are the ones who are actually trying to protect the lives of idiots like this [liberal graduates] and their right to live in a society comfortable enough to allow them to be so spectacularly stupid. 
So, you want some irony class of 2015?  Here's your irony.  Your peace-loving socialist professors are laying the foundation for the all-powerful state that annihilates individuals like twigs in a bonfire.  

Just look at the NSA spying on every single email.  Or the IRS punishing political enemies.  And film makers thrown in jail to protect the political careers of presidents and secretaries of state. 
 

Quote of the Day

By yours truly:
Hey Democrats!  When you've lost the LGBTQIA's*, you've lost middle America.
Today's Drudge:


* Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and asexual - urban dictionary.  (Not to be confused with the LGBTTIQQ2SA's - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, 2-Spirited and Allies...)

Old Media Tribute #25


On February 10th NBC suspended top anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay.

I collected over 60 meme images mocking Brian Williams’ lying and, by extension, the loss of credibility within the old media.

I will post one of these images every three days until his suspension is over. . .  and trust is restored.

UPDATED 4.26 2:30pm:

Today's Drudge Headline:


U/T: Me.  Ha!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Bracken on Bugging In

Author, ex-Navy SEAL, FB comrade and hat owner, Matt Bracken, has some advice for the prepper community in the 14-min sound file below.  Warning: serious topics discussed here.

When the EBT card balances hit zero, 
will you bug in or bug out?  

Matt addresses this question and offers some considerations.




His comments that fit the Ushanka narrative start at 9:56:
I think, at some level at the DHS, they are not thinking 'my goal here is to establish tyranny.'  Now, at the Obama level, yes.  Their goal is to turn this into Cuba or Venezuela.  That's what they mean by 'fundamentally transform.' 

[Speaking for Obama:] The Constitution is out the window.  We do what we want for social justice.  [Reasons for tyranny:]  Continuity of government and maintaining law and order.  Putting out social fires.  Being able to come out hard against rioting. 

Matt's Site.

Enemies Foreign and Domestic (The first book in an excellent 3-book series.  You can also find this link in our Library section along the left side of Ushanka.)

His essay: Get Yourself a 30-Footer and Go!

His other essays.

My Bug Out Bag video.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Old Media Tribute #24


On February 10th NBC suspended top anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay.

I collected over 60 meme images mocking Brian Williams’ lying and, by extension, the loss of credibility within the old media.

I will post one of these images every three days until his suspension is over. . .  and trust is restored.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Videos of the Day

Two minutes total.

This one from 90 Miles:




This one from FB Comrade Doc:



This wall is now a display thanks to a president who invested in, and threatened the use of, the US military.


UPDATED 4.22.15 8am:

Oh man, is this a treat or what?!

I shared this post with Comrade Doc and he sent this photo and message via FB:

Karl, here's a picture of my wife in front (or could be behind) the Berlin wall in 1971...before graffiti was invented.
Just some background on Doc (pictured below).  He fought in the last shooting war with the Communists - Vietnam.  He served with Marine infantry as a Navy Corpsman.  He patched up countless wounds and suffered more than one himself.  He's the guy I want by my side when the commies start the next war.


Oh ya, he also has a hat.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Tribute Post: Capt. Jerry Yellin

Army Air Corp Capt. Jerry Yellin, revisiting Iwo Jima after 70 years:




1:48 -
Everybody was at war.  There was a purity of purpose, which was to eliminate evil.

We did that.  All of us. 

The highlight of my life is serving my country in time of war.
4:16 -
My cycle of life is near its end.  That's what it means to me. 

I'm here willingly and happily, as a last fond memory of this island, where I flew with sixteen guys who didn't come back.  I'm representing them...

... I'm representing a lot of people, and I hope I'm doing humbly and doing it correctly...

U/T: Matt Bracken

Old Media Tribute #23


On February 10th NBC suspended top anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay.

I collected over 60 meme images mocking Brian Williams’ lying and, by extension, the loss of credibility within the old media.

I will post one of these images every three days until his suspension is over. . .  and trust is restored.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Economy Chat

Author Jim Rickards - my preferred source for economic analysis - talks with Hedgeye TV CEO Keith McCullough.  If you have an hour fifteen, this is a good use of your time.

In this interview (posted in mid-March), Jim talks about his CIA work, QE, debt-invoked default, the "knife-edge of serious deflation and hyper-inflation," how the Commerce Dept. distorts quarterly growth rates, Greece, China, interest rates, his philosophy on predicting market moves and more.




McCullough (17:57 mark):
Are people so insecure about what they do in this profession [finance] that all they have left is to try and find something to cling to certainty at this point when they should be doing absolutely none of it?
Rickards: 
The answer is yes.
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Rickards (55:14 mark) speaking about how Warren Buffet is best prepared against both deflation and inflation:
So Buffet has got all those inflation hedges [hard assets like Burlington Northern], but he has $55 billion in cash, the most cash Berkshire Hathaway has ever had.  That is the most cash they've ever had.  What does it give them?  All those things I said: it reduces volatility and is a deflation hedge.  So Buffet has got his inflation hedge in hard assets, he's got his deflation hedge in his cash.  He's got his optionality so he can pounce when things get in distress.  So he's my portfolio with six more zeros.