UK: Gordon Brown’s big government solutions to ‘social problems’ the twin to Obama’s but without the polished delivery: The Sun endorses ‘Cameron’s Conservatives’ and Tory Party, dumps Brown and Labour…
Listen to Brown and it is a rougher Obama. All spending programs and ‘care for the poor and middle class’ but no means testing, no job creation, just handouts, yet he is going to magically cut the deficit. The newscaster keeps pressing on how this is possible and notes Britain’s borrowing is at a record, Brown keeps redirecting to the Debt level, and ignoring obfuscating the FACTS on the borrowing.
When pressed he cries ‘why would we apply means testing to day care?!” He is aghast! She replies, it would save 6 billion and we are broke. He says that is not for OUR PARTY, inferring the suggestion to cut spending is somehow heartless, instead of practical application of necessity’s demands and common sense.
Somehow he supposes by magic they can cut the deficit, not cut programs, not means test, continue record borrowing, crackdown on capital formation, AND best of all ADD NEW, UNMEANS TESTED PROGRAMS! This round for elder care for the middle class ! Adding billions MORE to the budget.
AND he says there need to be union ‘arrangements’ but NO JOB CUTS in the same breath! While talking about EXPANDING ELDER CARE to MIRROR NHS!! The biggest government employer IN THE WORLD!Thereby EXPANDING the base of government workers he says need to cut back, making that lobby even larger and more unwieldy practically guaranteeing it cannot be streamlined in the future to be part of a mobile, nimble work force.
HA HA! DERANGED MAGICAL THINKING ! Could be TOTUS’ Twin on policy.
In other big news The Sun has endorsed Cameron and the Tory Party!
This endorsement is EXACTLY what our media should be saying to the Democrats in D.C. I would apply every word to the Obama Administration and the abominable legislation coming out of this Congress. This is just the closing, please go read the entire endorsement, It is a stunner for a paper that traditionally supports Labour.
Britain needs a brave and wise Government to restore our self-respect, our natural entrepreneurship and the will of every family to improve its lot through its own efforts, without depending on handouts.
We need a Government that will cut the red tape strangling businesses, that will make affordable tax cuts to stimulate growth, that will reform wasteful public services.
We need a Government with a genuine will to win the war in Afghanistan and the commitment to give our forces whatever they need to do it.
This will not be a Government that merely talks the talk, as Labour has. It will ACT.
We hope, and pray, that the next Government will have the guts and the determination to do these things. And we believe David Cameron should lead it.
Between now and the election Cameron’s Conservatives must earn voters’ trust by setting out their promising policies in detail.
If elected, Cameron must use the same energy and determination with which he reinvigorated the Tory Party to breathe new life into Britain.
That means genuine, radical change to encourage self-improvers, not wasting time on internal party wrangling or pandering to the forces of political correctness. It also means an honesty and transparency of Government that we have not seen for years.
We are still a great people and, put to the test, will respond to the challenges we face.
The Sun believes – and prays – that the Conservative leadership can put the great back into Great Britain.
Courtesy of tubefiltertv:
… robot comedy series MegaBot on Atom.com..The Power Rangers (or Voltron) spoof series isn’t quite Whedon standard, though gets by with some laughs, love triangles and self-aware know-it-alls piloting a superpowered robot.
The five member team each sports its own color: Blue is Fran Kranz, Red is Miles Fisher, Pink is Heather Anne Campbell, Black is Giovanni Adams, and Yellow is none other than comedian Randall Park who as we noted earlier, you might know from Dr. Miracles.
We asked writer Micah Fitzerman-Blue, one of the co-founders of 5432 Films, the transmedia production company behind the series, about the Whedon connection. “Just to be a distant planet in the Whedonverse is a distinct honor,” he said. “The Whedon fan community has been incredibly warm to us for putting one of their own in MegaBot.”
The 5432 team, which includes directors Nathan Kitada and Aaron T. Umetani had actually taken a unique path to funding the project, teaming up with indie film production company Cherry Sky Films to back the production. From there, they ended up taking the 5-episode first season to Comedy Central’s Atom.com which Fitzerman-Blue called “a perfect fit.”
The comedy video site is also home to standout The Legend of Neil, which he added is also a nice association. “We’re big fans of Legend of Neil and see it fitting stylistically into that same kind of cartoons and video games gone wrong theme.”
New episodes of the series come out every Wednesday for the next four weeks. As for more episodes, it remains to be seen how this first batch performs. “We would love to see a second season..and a 15th season,” added Fitzerman-Blue. Time will have to tell.
Update: Transcript up! AUDIO CLIPS UP!!! Susan from Glendale, CA God Bless You! 11:30 am AZ time- to the woman caller (CA) on Rush just now, GOD BLESS YOU, I agree with every word you just said.
Update: Transcript up – after the break h/t Jacob K in comments!!
We are with you Ma’am. As soon as someone gets that audio clip I will post it. God Bless you. I am tearing up listening to you. You are right, what is happening IS wrong, millions of us DO feel EXACTLY as you do. Your passion is a WONDERUL THING. We LOVE our children we LOVE our country. You just expressed the frustration of MiLLIONS of us. We are here.
Susan from Glendale, California GOD BLESS YOU
‘cant give them Freedom, the American Way of Life, everyone has to stand up’ right on Susan.
Transcript and more clips after the break:
RIO WINS!!! CHICAGO ELIMINATED IN FIRST ROUND!!! WOOHOO!!!Update 7:IOC Video Presentations; Lula says yes we can Brazil!
Update: Remarks from the WH after returning from Copenhagen:
Update: Victor Davis Hanson neatly encapsulates our thoughts on how hypocritical it was for TOTUS to try to take the games from Rio in light of his constant harangues on America:
1) Obama’s brand is trans-nationalism and an “America is not exceptional” multiculturalism. According to his worldview, it makes sense that a South American country — especially a powerful, ascendant country such as Brazil — should at last have its turn at hosting the Olympics. It did not seem consistent that a politician who had reached out to the Castros, Chávez, Morales, and Ortega, in parochial fashion, would lobby for his own hometown over a “yes, we can” Latin American initiative, especially one involving an exciting city such as Rio…
TalkLeft says Chicago spent 50 Million on the bid! WAY TO GO THERE MAYOR DALEY! How many JOBS could have been created with that money? unreal.
12:51pm EST: RIO WINS!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS RIO AND SOUTH AMERICA!!! Hope to see you in 2016!!
Uhm someone tell Jarret and Daley to go round up the Obots in Chicago they are still standing there LIVE on Fox holding Chicago 2016 signs up, lol and dont worry anyone who is sad America will have the games again as we have had 7 times already..(note- N America has had them 7 times, USA 5)
Another one who made the WRONG decision. At least Gore Vidal is man enough to admit it (UPDATE: Unlike Kathleen SNOB Parker who whines about him after loudly proclaiming him The Bomb in snob speak for over a year. I am still convinced Parker and the OTHER Snob, the lefty SNOB Sally Quinn were separated at birth or something, both utter idiots with an intellectual lisp):
(…)Last year he famously switched allegiance from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama during the Democratic nomination process for president. Now, he reveals, he regrets his change of heart. How’s Obama doing? “Dreadfully. I was hopeful. He was the most intelligent person we’ve had in that position for a long time. But he’s inexperienced. He has a total inability to understand military matters. ..”
...Vidal now believes, as he did originally, Clinton would be the better president. “Hillary knows more about the world and what to do with the generals. History has proven when the girls get involved, they’re good at it. Elizabeth I knew Raleigh would be a good man to give a ship to.”The Republicans will win the next election, Vidal believes; though for him there is little difference between the parties.
…We’ll have a military dictatorship fairly soon, on the basis that nobody else can hold everything together….
Since I disagree with every other word Vidal said you can go read the rest if you are so inclined. I do NOT believe Americans are ignorant as Vidal does. I believe we are SICK AND TIRED of intellectuals thinking they know better and telling us how to live our daily lives. Gore Vidal is one of them. Funny how despite all their ‘smarts’ they bet on the wrong horse much to all of our dismay…
Yes that ‘recovery’ the pundits imagined is not in the economic data. Any reading under 50 is a CONTRACTION:
DOW down 125, NAS down 22 S&P down 12
Business activity in the U.S. Midwest failed to return to growth in September as expected, but instead contracted on a decline in production and new orders, a report showed on Wednesday.The Institute for Supply Management-Chicago business barometer fell to 46.1 in September from 50.0 in August.
Economists had forecast the index at 52.0. A reading above 50 indicates expansion in the regional economy….
…The Commerce Department’s final estimate showed gross domestic product fell at a 0.7 percent annual rate instead of the 1.0 percent decline reported last month….
(ADP private survey)..U.S. private employers cut a larger than expected 254,000 jobs in September, though this was less than a revised 277,000 jobs lost in August, a report by a private employment service said on Wednesday…(MiM will wait for the BLS data Friday to ‘come on get happy’)
But don’t worry TOTUS is going to THROW MORE MONEY AT THE PROBLEM!!! (Expected big announcement at TOTUS latest speechifyin this time to the NIH) From CNBC chyron:
“President Barack Obama to Announce Plan to spend $5 billion to Create New Healthcare Jobs (story developing)”
Yes now we need to SPEND 5 BILLION to create jobs in one of the ONLY fields that was GROWING until they started frakking with it..healthcare! UNREAL!