Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Old Media Tribute #47


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.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Headline of the Day

The shock of the recent SCOTUS disgrace is behind us.  It is all laughs from this point forward.

Today's RightScoop:
PANDEMONIUM at Chicago Gay Pride Parade!! ‘Black Lives Matter’ disruption, 2 people SHOT, car hits people?!!

Some suggested headlines for similar stories coming to a parade near you:
Some at Parade think they are More Equal than Others

Two Parades, One President

Parade Competition: Who is More Proud?

BREAKING: Parade Loses Focus with Multiple Victim Groups

Two Forces Collide: Black Pride Parade and Gay Pride Parade

Straight White Christians Spared at Parade Tragedy

It's Official: Greece Has Run Out of Other People's Money

NPR:  Greece To Close Banks, Impose Capital Controls Amid Looming Default
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced Sunday that banks will be closed and capital controls imposed in order to stave off a run on the euro after negotiations with the country's international lenders broke down.

He said the Athens stock market would also be closed.
But not to worry.  Socialist prime minister Tsipras has assured the masses that their bank deposits are safe.

Frankly, if anyone has anything over $5 is a Greek bank, they deserve what they get.

My first reaction to the photos (ZH) of Greeks lining up at ATM machines over the weekend was, "look at those idiots."

But I've come around in my thinking.  I would be in line too.

As a Greek I would, of course, have protected my assets after the Cyprus 40% theft in 2013.  But I'd leave just enough cash in the bank so I could join my fellow neighbors in the ATM lines.  They would see me there and think I was just as surprised as they that Tsipras couldn't find the courage to cut pensions by 1% and instead decided to lead the country into default and Euro exile.  Clearly I wouldn't be seen as a "hoarder" or a "prepper" if I were seen in an ATM line.  Right?

They voted for Tsipras who was clear about his intentions: milk the rest of Europe for every drop and never cut costs at home.  Europe has been milked, and not a cent has been cut.

Tuesday is the new judgement day, however I suspect it'll drag out for a while longer.  The two things I've learned from these financial crises over the years: they are more of a process than an event, and there is almost always an out that delays the day of reckoning.

But I do have questions.  Why are so many resources devoted to negotiating with losers?  Why doesn't the IMF and Germany and others devote all these resources to the best-managed economies, and let the likes of Greece collapse fast and hard?  One, they'd draw attention to, and reinforce, good financial responsibility.  Second, those making bad decisions would get the healing benefits of immediate feedback.

I'll be watching for two events in Greece in the coming days:
1)  Bail-In. How much of the citizen deposits will be confiscated by the state?  (At this moment in Cyprus - when it was announced banks would not open - the bail-in was said to be 6-10%.  A week later when the dust settled, it was 40% of all accounts with balances over $100k.)
2) Tyranny.  Tsipras is a socialist.  That means he A) makes decisions that increase despair, lead to desperate times and reduce the quality of living, and B) blames others for bad times leading to a doubling-down on bad policies and less freedom (restricting travel, limiting financial activity (capital controls), limiting the press and citizen speech, etc.).
Unlike Cyprus 2013, every Greek citizen had the warning signs.  And most voted for this exact outcome.  And as promised, Greek pensions will not be cut by 1%, but oh boy. . . .

. . . Greek pensions will be cut.

For these reasons, I will watch with dispassionate interest.

Hey, remember this joke?
What is the difference between Greece and the US?

About ten years.

UPDATED 6.30.15 10am:

Cavuto sums it up.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Warning Order

Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer posted this on FB in response to yesterday's multiple terrorist attacks.  Excellent message.  Excellent photo.
Within the past 24 hours there have been three terrorist style attacks across the world. There has been an incident at a US company owned gas factory in Lyon, France Leaving one dead and two injured. Another incident in Tunisia with 28 people lost in an assault on a west tourist, mostly British. And finally, a blast at a Shiite mosque in Kuwait.

All ISIS/ISIL attacks and all overshadowed by the dog and pony show being put on here domestically by some politicians and mass media. The news that feeds the “inquiring mind want to know” is inconsequential compared to that which is truly relevant but lost on the back page. I urge you to go beyond what is spoon fed to you and see what is truly going on out there.

Yesterday's news was all about the SCOTUS gay marriage decision legislation from the bench.  Disgusting as it was, and depressing for what it means for America's soul, the terror attacks in France and elsewhere should have been the major news of the day.  Mr. Meyer has his priorities straight: tobacco, comfort, professional education, and keeping the tools of war in hand.

Are you doing the same?

U/T: FB Comrade Jamie. 

Our tribute post for Mr. Meyer.

Old Media Tribute #46

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.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Image of the Day

Today's news:

Today's Image of the Day, from Comrade Diogenes:

Read the full post, Why Kagan and Ginsburg Should Have Recused Themselves from Gay Marriage Decision.

Confederate Flag Memes

Did ya hear?

Some drug felon and all-around life-loser (D) shot up a church.  Innocent black victims were killed. 

The liberals progressives communists rush to judgement.  It was the gun's fault.

But that wouldn't stick.  Again.

So, not to let a crisis go to waste, they blamed a flag.

Because one of the many selfies the loser posted was of him with a flag.  The Confederate Flag.

He posted a photo of himself burning an America flag, but that wouldn't help their agenda.

It would link him with them.

So it was ignored.

Governor Nikki Haley, a Ushanka favorite, bowed to public opinion the threat of racial violence and ordered the Confederate flag removed from the SC state capitol.

Walmart, Sears, Amazon and eBay jumped on the PC bandwagon.  They may sell Che shirts and Mao's Little Red Book, but it'll be a cold day in hell when they sell a symbol of American heritage.

And while the dear leader failed at linking the murders to the inanimate firearms in this nation, he found traction with linking the murders to the inanimate Confederate Flag. 

But only among like-minded liberals progressives communists.

And let's not ignore the 800 pound elephant in the blog post.  Our dear leader and his commissars are actively pushing the paradigm that the worst terrorists are those who identify with Caucasians.

One such commissar, North Charleston police chief Eddie Driggers, did his duty by firing one of his officers who wears Confederate Flag boxers

Leadership in Obama's America.

Not everyone is playing ball.

Dixie Outfitters is still selling some great Confederate Flag t-shirts.

And Alabama Flag and Banner is still selling Confederate Flags.

Dissenters gotta dissent.

Maybe I'll make a Confederate Flag placard for the next version of the Commie Obama hat.

Rachael Dolezal - The End

Comrade Joe Dan gets the honors of driving a stake through the heart of the latest lib embarrassment, Rachel Dolezal, in his latest episode of Intellectual Froglegs.

The best 20 minutes on the Internet:

Black Betty & the Psychedelic Pope - Intellectual Froglegs 06.22.15 from Intellectual Froglegs on Vimeo.

No Hitler video needed this time!

U/T: Joe Dan

Tab Clearing from within a Funk

Sorry for the lack of posts.  Been in a funk lately.  You too?

Rush said it best earlier this week, responding to ObamaTrade:
There's so much of this stuff that you want, so much of it that you wonder how much emotion people have left in their reservoir to even be angry about it. Because since Obama took office, every day or seeming every week has seen a new outrage, and people have... I mean, the Tea Party came in to existence because of the out-of-control debt and spending and Obamacare. But that's just one thing. They're all kinds of others. The debacle that is the Arab Spring. Obama's mess in foreign policy. Every week there has been something new to get outraged over, and I think now into year seven, I wonder how much emotion people have left to be outraged over and how much resignation has just sunk in.
Powerline expands with their response to the Confederate Flag kerfluffle:
The floodgates are open, and craziness is pouring out. The Democrats’ Confederate flag victory has them lusting for more.
That craziness and lust has led to a petition to remove the former slave-holding states from the Republic.  Yet, one of ours - Becky - left this comment:
I'm ready to leave!! For over a 150 years, the Northern states have had a history of racism, bigotry and oppression against Southerners of all races because of our religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and our adherence to the Constitution. Our values are completely incompatible with the Northern Cultural Marxists and Socialists and it would be much better for our prosperity to be out of the Union entirely!
FB Comrade K nailed it when commenting on this story of a cathedral that will be removing its confederate-themed stained glass.
This is getting out of hand. One lunatic has caused a lunatic domino effect.
And this guy is absolutely right to be angry.  But his comment about "starting the slippery slope" is naive.  Comrade, the slope started WAY back there.

All these comments above were before today's news:

I for one will be snapping out of this funk, post-haste. 

I hope you will join me.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Old Media Tribute #45

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.