Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Michael Vick; Romney Still Behind Newt; NFL Playoff Picture; Ron Paul's Former Aid Warning Voters About Paul; Those Holiday Sales Claims; How Important Is The Oil Business To Our Economy? Facebook's Degrees of Separation; Michelle's Large Posterior

"Even Michael Vick A Little Uneasy About How Easily People Have Forgiven Him." Sports Headline in The Onion

  • After the Eagles lost about 4 games in a row earlier in the season, I said Karma is a b!tch. The Eagles are now out of it. And Karma is still a b!tch. Could not have happened to a more disgraceful human being. Don't believe a thing about his redemption---his redemption was staged. If someone offered a dog killer $80 million, I'm sure the dog killer would gladly promise he won't kill dogs anymore. Eagles got exactly what they deserve.
  • Gallup's daily tracking poll show Newt edges out Romney by 3% for the GOP nomination. Memo to Republicans: if you nominate Newt, Pres. Obama will be president again. Romney or Huntsman (that's right Huntsman) are the only two candidates that can do well in a general election. Romney is doing well in most swing states---the states needed to win.
  • If you want to look at this race as the playoffs in football, I really believe Romney will have the edge in the long run. Ron Paul might look good to many of the young voters (largely because they don't really know him), but his chances of any nomination are a big fat zero. Newt might hang on for a while longer. Perry, Santorum and Bachmann, right now, are Wild Cards. I also would not rule out Santorum just yet.

  • Speaking of football, if you are one of those folks who cannot understand this playoff system in the NFL, USA Today did a great piece today on making the scenarios for the next week much clearer. It's in their sports section under, "Contenders Scenarios."
  • Regarding Ron Paul, his ex-aid of 12 years, even called Paul's foreign policy "pure lunacy." His former aid, Eric Dondero, even said Paul does not believe Israel should exist. More disturbing, he said the U.S. should not have been involved in WWII to stop Hitler.  Dondero also hinted at Paul being a 9/11 Truther. In the past, Paul said Iran is not developing an atomic bomb, and he said our military should be cut in half. The Hill.  When I think of Ron Paul, only two words come to mind: Koo-Koo.
  • Well, now we know why those members of the Religion of Peace decided to slaughter about 35 Christians at Midnight Christmas Mass in Nigeria. Their intentions are to install Sharia Law. See what we have to expect when we hear from nitwits in this country who say we should not fear anything from Sharia Law?
  • I've heard conflicting reports are how good or bad holiday sales have been. In USA Today, they claim "Holiday Sales Fail To Dazzle." Even if sales improved, like the piece shows, retailers are practically giving their products away. Discounts ranged from 75% to 90% (J.Crew online clearance prices were up to 91% off, according to this report). In other words, if retail does better, how can they not with discounts like that? And if they are below expectations, then the economy is still bad.
  • As the Left and many Dems keep criticizing the big, bad oil industry (and I've been guilty of that myself in the past), consider these stats: The oil industry supports almost 10 million jobs in this country alone. It accounts for 8% of our GDP. Greater profits = greater tax revenue for governments. The industry pays about $100 million A DAY to the U.S. Treasury. If you had revenue coming in like that would you treat that industry like gold or like a pariah? (Institute for Energy Research)
  • How many finance jobs have been lost since 2009 on Wall Street? How does 200,000 sound? This data from New York's Independent Budget Office. They are also estimating that profits will be down by about $2 billion in 2012.
  • You've heard of "Six Degrees of Separation." Well, with Facebook, the average number of links separating any two people on Facebook out of over 720 million users is 4.74. NY Post
  • I've always like Daniel Craig of James Bond fame. I like him even more. Politico reports he called politicians sh!theads because they stab you in the back.
  • And then there is Jim Sensenbrener (R-Wisc). He said of Michelle Obama, "Michelle Obama lectures us on eating right while she has a large posterior herself." I don't know. You tell me: