Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Mainstream Media’s Complicity & Lack of Objectivity

The JournoList Plot (via Ace & Hot Air).

In the first of a series on Journolist, Daily Caller reporter Jonathan Strong lays out a strategy plotted by Journolist members to kill the Jeremiah Wright story during the 2008 primaries — and to smear Barack Obama’s critics as racists.

"Presidential Assassination Program"???... it's NOT what you think!

Via Glenn Beck (and the NY Times, Salon, and MSNBC):

If I told you that the president had a list of people that he could assassinate and it was a list of people that were on the battlefield and off the battlefield, your friends wouldn't believe me. If I told you that these were American citizens, that the president who campaigned against scooping Arabs off the street without due process had a list of people that he deemed a danger and a terrorist threat, American citizens that without due process would be assassinated, your friends wouldn't believe me.

The two transcripts are here and here. Read them!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Housing Hits...

Housing continues to take a hit as AP announces that foreclosures will hit the 1 million mark before the end of the year.

More than 1 million American households are likely to lose their homes to foreclosure this year, as lenders work their way through a huge backlog of borrowers who have fallen behind on their loans.

Nearly 528,000 homes were taken over by lenders in the first six months of the year, a rate that is on track to eclipse the more than 900,000 homes repossessed in 2009, according to data released Thursday by RealtyTrac Inc., a foreclosure listing service.

"That would be unprecedented," said Rick Sharga, a senior vice president at RealtyTrac.

By comparison, lenders have historically taken over about 100,000 homes a year, Sharga said.

Hot Air also links to the story that mortgage applications are now at a 13-year low.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hump Day Hit Parade...

Retail Sales dropped 0.5% in June.

The Fed Reserve catches the "unexpectedly" disease. The Feds also have a weaker view of growth and employment.

CBS & NBC refuse to air an ad opposing the 13-story Ground Zero mosque being built (scheduled to open on 9/11/11)!!!

But NASA has a new mission... yes, a new reason for existing! Krauthammer goes berserk about it.

Supposed myths of home ownership.


New razors have been fodder for parody for more than a quarter century. In 1975, the inaugural episode of "Saturday Night Live" included a mock commercial for a three-blade razor with the slogan, "Because you'll believe anything."

The introduction of Gillette's Fusion razor, kept secret until its debut in 2005, was eerily predicted the year before by the satirical Onion newspaper, which ran a fake memo from a shaving executive bragging about besting a competitor's four-blade razor by making one with five...

The companies know they're pushing the bounds of credulity. "When we talk to guys, we hear them say, 'It's all a bunch of hype,'" says Gillette spokesman Damon Jones. "Our strategy was to tackle the skeptics head on," giving away hundreds of thousands of free ProGlide razors around the launch last month.

"As we enter into any innovation, obviously there's a level of skepticism," says Dan Kinton, senior brand manager for Schick's Hydro...

Brian Crowell says he has driven up to 20 miles to find a store that stocks two-bladed Gillette Good News disposable razors, introduced in 1976.

"If these disappear one day, I will be devastated," says Mr. Crowell, a 44-year-old professional golfer in Bedford Hills, N.Y.

He, too, keeps a stash at home. But he keeps it secret, lest his wife or daughters snag one. "I'm uncomfortable revealing my hiding spot," he says...

Mr. Myers says it best:

Mr. Meyers is considering investing in a supply of Gillette's two-blade Sensor Excel, introduced in the U.S. in 1994, which he used years ago. "Frankly, that gives a beautiful shave," he says.

It's the only blade I've used these last 16 years, and the price you have to pay for them is ridiculous.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Movin' on up... to the east-... uhh, southwest side...

Been out of commission internet-wise for the past week as my fiance and I were in the process of moving to a new condo rental (approx. 8 miles from my previous residence). Brought back memories of 16 years ago when I moved from Philly to the west coast. Also reminded me how much of a pain in the a** it is to move. Would prefer to move only one more time... when Cindy and I are finally able to buy our own place. That's it! No more! My brain and body can't take it. LOL :-)

Friday, July 02, 2010

Tea Party Update (Part III)

Gateway Pundit finally posted the final part in their 3-part series on the Tea Party Movement.

Part 1 is here.

Part 2 is here.

And Part 3 is here.

Thursday, July 01, 2010


AP news story here:

Stocks began the third quarter with more selling after disappointing reports on jobs, housing and manufacturing deepened concerns about the economy... The government said initial claims for jobless benefits rose by 13,000 last week to 472,000. Economists had forecast a drop. The report comes a day after payroll company ADP said private employers didn't ramp up hiring as much as expected last month.