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Update:  If the report on Drudge is to be believed, and we have his body, then they need to let Bin Laden’s body lie in state so we may all go engage in some frolicsome micturition on his corpse.  In other words, go wee-wee on his face.

Then bury him in a mixture of pig poop and bacon fat.

That, dear friends, is about as crudely vehement as you’ll ever hear me get.  I don’t like people that hurt innocent people.

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This is an All-Idiot Posting…

New York mayor Bloomberg thinks he is the one with enough smarts to decide for Michiganders what is best in their own state.  Bloomberg says:

Detroit needs residents. Immigrants want to live in America.

Michael Bloomberg says he’s got a simple solution for both needs — send all new immigrants to Detroit.

And what do they do once they are here?  There’s no jobs for the legal citizens here.  You want to fill the city where essentially anyone who had the means to flee the city already did so, then fill it up with poor illegal aliens who won’t have a job because there are none, AND have them on this state’s dole?

Mayor, with as little respect as humanly possible, shut yer effin’ yap.

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Robots, using only a few megawatt-hours of energy could save us tens, maybe even hundreds of kilowatt-hours.  Yeah, that’s the ticket.

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Well, no matter what the real story, I’m sure it’s going to only strengthen the position of AGW – it’ll be shown that we’re effing up the world worse/faster than we even thought.

I am sure of it.

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I’m a little disappointed in Drudge for linking to this “story”.  Man gets struck by lightening twice.   Go check it out and count the ways in which this is clearly a fake.  I counted four big ones, one small one.

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If California is having problems paying the bills, this might be an indicator of how their business practices could be playing a part.

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Neckdate:  I saw the pain doc again today.  There’s been (very good) improvement in my range of motion but I’ve got pain still.  I pointed out to them where it is hurting and they said “Oh, that is down low (C5-7) – we did not get that yet.  So… it means two more diagnostic procedures and then another RF procedure.   Damn.  If, after all that, and I still have pain, then they are completely willing to try a non-narcotic treatment of pain.  Damn.  So I have to wait a while longer to get my clarity of mind back.  Damn.

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George Will did a nice commentary on the Obamas and their performance for the Olympic farce vote.  Very nice observations, and he didn’t have to reach far to make a compelling statement.

Both Obamas gave heartfelt speeches about … themselves. Although the working of the committee’s mind is murky, it could reasonably have rejected Chicago’s bid for the 2016 games on aesthetic grounds — unless narcissism has suddenly become an Olympic sport.

In the 41 sentences of her remarks, Michelle Obama used some form of the personal pronouns “I” or “me” 44 times. Her husband was, comparatively, a shrinking violet, using those pronouns only 26 times in 48 sentences. Still, 70 times in 89 sentences was sufficient to convey the message that somehow their fascinating selves were what made, or should have made, Chicago’s case compelling.

<snip> Surely [Silicon] Valley could continue its service to him by designing software for his speechwriters’ computers that would delete those personal pronouns, replacing them with the word “sauerkraut” to underscore the antic nature of their excessive appearances.

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… we pass from the merely silly to the ominous — suppose the president was being not gallant but sincere.  Perhaps the premise of the otherwise inexplicable trip to Denmark was that there is no difficulty, foreign or domestic, that cannot be melted by the sunshine of the Obama persona.

Bingo.

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You and I… we all need a break from seriousness.

Try this.

mapping

mapping with XKCD

Just think if someone really did know everywhere you went.  Which leads us into the main topic, which is surveillance…

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Bloomberg is busy justifying surveillance nets now.

A network of private and public surveillance cameras, license plate readers and weapons sensors already established in Lower Manhattan as an electronic bulwark against terrorist attacks will soon expand to a large patch of Midtown Manhattan…

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Behind the mayor, a 40-foot video wall displayed maps, incoming data from a police precinct and more than a dozen video streams, many of them showing tourists taking photographs on a sunny day.

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We can’t just say everybody can go everyplace and do anything they want.

He speaks of balance right after the last sentence there.

Problem with stuff like this is really easy to justify it but hellishly difficult to remove it once in place.  How many taxes have you seen go away recently?  How many government programs have been eliminated recently?  Diddly + jack + squat, that’s how many.

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The United Steaks of America.  Yes.  Really.

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Tsunamis are deadly but cool.

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