Twofer Tuesday: comic relief…


God Bless George, he is missed

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February 17, 2009. Tags: , , , . Entertainment, Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

BSGcast Review 4.17: ‘No Exit’

From the awesome crew at YourGeekNews/BSGcast:

Word Salad. No other term quite sums up this exposition-heavy BEAST of an episode. With many long-standing questions answered and a few more posed, Ellen’s return and Anders’ brain-bullet managed to cause a virtual deluge of mythos from the origin and travels of the final five to the end of the first cylon war, the source of resurrection technology and skin jobs… the list goes on. Needless to say, if you’ve not seen the episode yet, GO WATCH IT!

We had an awesome time in San Francisco at a random BSG/Dollhouse viewing in Presidio with Autumn from the Pasadena Auction/Frak-Party and her AMAZING group of fellow BSG fans. We even got to make Battlestar Cookie Characters. Big win. Thanks SO MUCH for embracing these two Toronto Nomads into your Friday night festivities!

~Matt + Nat

February 17, 2009. Tags: , . Battlestar Galactica, BSG, Caprica, Entertainment, Fantasy, Popular Culture, Sci Fi. Comments off.

Markets tank on uncertain future….GM & Chrysler futures dim as Obama drops ‘Czar’ model for French Revolution Model, ‘Committee on Public Safety’ next?

Well, we tanked right out of the gate, DOW down 245 now, breaking the November 20 bottom….we escaped the global damage yesterday as we were closed when Japan released the worst economic data in 35 years....

Japan’s economy, the second-largest in the world after that of the United States, shrank at an annual rate of 12.7% in the final three months of last year, the government said Monday. It was the biggest contraction since a surge in worldwide oil prices precipitated an economic crisis in 1974.

but we are in the thick of it today, GLD is up, and so is the US Dollar which is not supposed to happen, lol….in other headlines, Obama will sign the stimulus in Denver and the markets could care less, we want a financial plan for the banking system and a HOUSING plan

Arizona as the backdrop to announce his housing plan, Obama is choosing a state hit hard by foreclosures. In January, more than 4,500 homes in Arizona were repossessed, third highest in the nation, according to RealtyTrac, a company that collects foreclosure data. Last month, California ranked first.Obama has dropped hints about the outlines of his housing plan, estimated to cost from $50 billion to $100 billion. Speaking in Elkhart last week, he said he would push for a law that allows judges to rewrite the terms of a mortgage for homeowners who land in bankruptcy court.

Without such a law, people are being forced into “foreclosure who potentially would be better off, and the bank would be better off, and the community would be better off if they’re at least making some payments, but they’re not able to make all the payments necessary,” Obama said.

The BIG 3 are also in the minds of traders as Chrysler and GM prepare to present phase one of their feasibility plan to Team Obama. UAW walked away from talks this weekend when GM and Chrysler offered to fund the retirees with stock shares, methinks they know a government run bankruptcy is a-coming….

And I have to say now it looks like Team Obama has no one at the top calling the shots…

Truman said the buck stops here, the buck doesn’t seem to stop anyplace at Team Obama, every single issue has a TEAM a COMMITTEE, no one person calling the damn shots! We need a leader not a frakkin committee!!! Governing by committee is dangerous….

The mysterious and menacing figure of Maximillien Robespierre; "The government of liberty is the despotism of liberty against tyranny." Robespierre's legacy of "despotism" was not to bloom fully until the pogroms of the 20th century. Of course, Robespierre himself was guillotined during the Terror. (cr-Rich Geib)

"The government of liberty is the despotism of liberty against tyranny." Robespierre's legacy of "despotism" was not to bloom fully until the pogroms of the 20th century. Of course, Robespierre himself was guillotined during the Terror. (cr-Rich Geib)

From the wonderful blog of Rich Geib: Gresham’s law of political morality: the bad drives out the good as everyone becomes corrupted while political life becomes not unlike the Hobbesian war of all against all in “a perpetual and restless desire for power, that ceaseth only in death.”

Gibby describes the newest flip flop from a Car Czar to a Committee a la Robespierre, and who will  get a seat? Why the US Steel Workers Union Staffer!! BWAAAHAA!! Ahh man it is so terrifying you have to laugh!

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GM big executives are ‘retiring’ ahead of the blitz by Pelosi and Waxman:

Lutz departs– Mr. Lutz’s frank statements have also drawn attention. A few years ago he referred to some of GM’s makes as “dead brands,” and last year he called global warming a “crock of s — .”

General Motors Corp. product chief Robert Lutz will give up his post for an advisory role April 1 and retire at year’s end, concluding a chapter in his colorful, 46-year career in the car industry and signaling a shift in emphasis at GM.

Mr. Lutz, a former Marine pilot known for his blunt manner and a love of “muscle cars” brimming with horsepower, was brought to GM in 2001 to liven up its vehicles. He is credited with improving the look and feel of its passenger cars and pushing the development of the Chevrolet Volt, a battery-powered car GM aims to launch in 2010.

“It just seemed to be the right time,” Mr. Lutz, 76 years old, said by email Monday. “As they say, ‘My work here is [largely] done.’ The fun and excitement have become fairly rare commodities, and others are temperamentally better-suited to dealing with this increasingly regulation-dominated product future.”

Exactly ‘regulation dominated’ ie Der Kommissar Pelosi is in town….and she is heavily invested in Boone Pickens’ natural gas plan

General Motors Corp. said Wednesday that William E. Powell, North America vice president of industry-dealer affairs, will retire on March 1.

Powell, 61, began his career at the automaker in 1977 at the company’s Buick Motor Division in Flint, Mich., and moved through several sales assignments. He has been in charge of the company’s dealer development group and regional general manager of GM’s southeast region for vehicle sales.

and Sen Lugar, good buddy to Obama,  came out endorsing a GAS TAX just what American families need right now, but the leadership we have right now is all about the theme of green and not so much what American families can AFFORD to do right now, none of us are going out to buy a new green car I can tell ya that!

Another quote quite appropos from Rich’s page:

“Robespierre, with his cruel moral relativism,
embodied the cardinal sin of all revolution, the heartlessness of ideas.”

Paul Johnson “The Spectator”

February 17, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Big 3, Cabinet, CITI, Economy, Entertainment, Finance, Foreclosures, Housing, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, TARP, Terrorism, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. 2 comments.

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