Friday, 06 September 2013

The Press

‘‘Two-stories’’ at CNN

Today’s Deceptive Headline  Dept:
How CNN/Money headlined the jobs story:
August jobs report: Hiring continues as unemployment falls

But scroll down (past the graphic) to the subhead, and you’ll find...
Hiring continued at a slow pace in August, and the unemployment rate fell as more Americans dropped out of the labor force.
No, no difference at all.

(I’ve got a screenshot, right here!)

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In Passing

You just can’t believe *anything* anymore...

Liars All the Way Down  Dept
Jennifer Rubin:
The August jobs numbers are disappointing...  Much worse, however, were the downward revisions for past months.  July’s job numbers went down 58,000.  The total revision for June and July is 74,000 less than previously expected previously reported [ FIFY - O.G.].
It’s almost like that was intentional...

(Via: Insty)

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Bill Quick explains the difference

Neocons: Alligator Mouths Writing Checks They Can’t Bring Themselves to Cash

The use of overwhelming force to defend the U.S. from our enemies is not a neocon notion, it is a conservative one – in the paleo sense of conservatism.


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Wednesday, 04 September 2013

In Passing

Heck of a job, guys!

Political Hacks  Dept
...heck of a job by Boehner and Cantor yesterday. Instead of waiting for Obama to make his case they came right out and supported him.  In thanks, Obama blamed Congress for putting the country in this position.  They are so afraid of being called bad names they simply cave for no reason and get smacked around anyway for their efforts.

MORE, from commenter ‘‘Exceptionally Mediocre’’:
I want to see one -- just one -- set of balls from the Republicans in Congress.  I want one guy to stand up, declare this the bullshit it is,vote ‘‘No’’, and get in front of the cameras and explain why King Shanksalot and his merry band of Ivy Leaguers have no clothes.  My kid could do it, and she’s in the first week of Government class.
Unfortunately, the Beltway Republicans don’t have any use for your kid.


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Sunday, 01 September 2013


Clipfile - September 1, 2013

‘‘The problem with the American way of war is that, technologically, it can’t lose, but, in every other sense, it can’t win.
The American military remains unmatched... in the sense that the only guy in town with a tennis racket isn’t going to be playing a lot of tennis matches.  But the object of war... is not to destroy the enemy’s tanks... but his will.  And on that front America loses, always.  The ‘‘unmatched” superpower cannot impose its will on Kabul kleptocrats, Pashtun goatherds, Egyptian generals, or Benghazi militia.  There is no reason to believe Syria would be an exception to this rule.

America’s inability to win ought to be a burning national question, but it’s not even being asked.’’
- Mark Steyn

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