Category Archives: Nudge Balloons

Be Careful Out There

you, too Here’s a random facktoid: “In 2013 alone, $449,309,003.71 worth of property was transferred to law enforcement,” the agency’s [Defense Logistics Agency] website states. What do they fear? I suspect it’s more this than this. Nevertheless…

“Protest”

kickin’ it St Louis style A *disputed* street-shooting and “Protesting” Hood-style at the QuickieMart Here’s Teh Noo LooterGuy2014 Then they set it on fire… And moved on to the AutoZone, Sports Store, Toys R Us, Taco Bell, T-Mobile, Tire & Auto, Radio Shack [?!??!] … And then — 10+ miles away — The Galleria Not [...]

oh!

my… The vid demonstrates that the message from PootyPoot the stuuuudents was a tad more …pointed than the pix demonstrate. OR *clicky*clicky* Freudian? Raaaacist? Homo-Derogatory? Incendiary?

Looking Ahead

is this where we’re headed? I’d say this British dog’s dinner is the target for *some*… …the softly spoken radio show that provides good-natured help and advice to thousands of gardeners every week …is riddled with “racial meanings” disguised as horticultural advice … [by] Dr Ben Pitcher, a senior lecturer in sociology at the University [...]

Land of the …erm

full weight and force A federal law that aims to curb childhood obesity means that, in dozens of states, bake sales must adhere to nutrition requirements that could replace cupcakes and brownies with fruit cups and granola bars. The “dozens of states” part is due to the loophole in the Federal Law about skool food [...]

ToDaZeD Proggie Throwback

remember this? July 25, 2013 “People like George Soros, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Paul Krugman, Joe Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sax, Dean Baker, Robert Poland, Larry Summers have said they all support a transaction tax. The government has a right, the government and the people of the United States have a right to run the programs of [...]

Almost like it’s a Plan…

adds jaunty feather to tinfoil hat Thing one: [from email] Drilling along California’s vulnerable coastline threatens our public health, marine resources, and economy, especially our state’s critically important tourism, fishing and recreation industries. This week, I joined 34 members of the California Congressional delegation in writing to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, urging her to prohibit [...]

And There Ya Have It

neener “The structural causes of climate change are linked to the current capitalist hegemonic system,” reads the final draft of the Margarita Declaration, presented at a conference including about 130 environmental groups. “To combat climate change it is necessary to change the system,” Is it any indication of anything that the Margarita Declaration is written [...]

ToDaZeD Drivel that Deserves to be Ignored

Ok. Sometimes I have no self control Elizabeth Warren [Fauxcahontis] went on to outline 11 tenets of progressivism: – “We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we’re willing to fight for it.” [except for GoldmanSax] – “We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect [...]

Nudgin’ the Nannying up A Notch

Nudging/Naggin’ T’other day I was standing in line at a local chain drug store. They have a brand new kind of blood pressure taker over on the side and, apparently, lots of people like to use those things. Never thought much about ‘em before but, now, they’re noo and “improved”. They talk. Yep — in [...]

aaaaand BINGO.

*thonk* sound of penny dropping Honduran officials on Wednesday called for U.S. aid to Central America to reduce violence that has fueled a surge of child migration to the United States, with the foreign minister calling for a “mini-Marshall plan” to attack the broader underlying problems. Nevermind that the “violence” has “fueled a surge of [...]

ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

Fink Out! Edition CA is having a drought. It happens. It’s a normal part of the weather here along the coast having to do with ocean currents, atmospheric currents, Teh Sun, etc. Yanno, this: Here’s a century of rainfall: See? Not so weird this year. In fact, one could say that drought years were almost [...]

Contest

whose memory works best I know I’ve heard it. Somewhere…. Aside from today, where/when was this phrase used before? “I don’t think they’re all terrible people. I think they love their families.” Somewhere not contemporary, like Flashman? Or …erm, *wracks brain* ?????

ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

dang but this usta be a nice state… We’re all Americans in this hemisphere. North and South America – to work together to improve the situation in those countries, … So now our task is to ”democratize” Central America? All of The Americas? Like we did in Iraq and Afghanistan? If that ain’t a call [...]

ToDaZeD Nudge Baloon

NooSpeak Edition What is it with the DHS Secy job?!? Is the chief requirement written as : “Must be spin-master of little skill and high tenatiousness”? Remember DammitJanet “The System Worked” Napolitianohcrap trying to guess her way through which airports were “at risk”? “I wanna say” *eyeroll* Now we have the baffling name Jeh. He [...]

ToDaZeD Baby Idea

Warning: may need moar coffee This invasion immigration thing is a war of ideas as much — *more* — than of territory. Remember the Katrina / 9th Ward denizens who were scattered across the nation? And the stories about some percentage of them who were shocked and amazed at how well they were treated, and [...]

ToDaZeD Psych 101 Pop Quiz

What does this say to you? First impressions first. Then thoughtful ones… This is a picture, among others, in this person’s office. Ready?

ToDaZeD Proggie Fantasy

what does one charge to say something like that outloud? [Rep. Luis Gutierrez — Ill] I believe the president of the United States has already in statute, in the law, the ability to heal and put in a safe harbor millions of undocumented immigrants while the Congress of the United States finally decides it’s going [...]

Word of Teh Day Era

“contumacious conduct” “The EPA destroyed vast databases that would have revealed the extent to which Carol Browner and other top officials worked with environmental groups to issue last-minute regulations prior to the end of the Clinton administration,” [U.S. District Judge Royce] Lamberth had issued a protective order on Jan. 19, 2001, the day before the [...]

Speaking of a rope-handled shovels…

as if it were intended As Iraq separates, Secretariat of eState JOhn KErry is hard at work: “Thousands of years after rape was written into the lexicon of warfare, we know that it is time to write it out and to banish sexual violence to the dark ages and the history books where it belongs,” [...]