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October 15, 2013
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New drones to make lethal attack decisions w/o human input. Hopefully not made by same company that did Obamacare sign-up websites.


Poll Shows Nightmare On Sequester Street Flop

March 12, 2013

Sequester Scare Talk Crashes and Burns’

Tuesday’s Morning Jolt features turning point in the Cola Wars of New York City, an eye-opening report of taxpayer funds going to the Tides Foundation, and then this bit of surprising polling news:

Sequester Scare Talk Crashes and Burns

Well, that bit of White House messaging doesn’t seem to be working so smoothly:

The budget cuts in Washington have not hit home in America, at least not yet.

A plurality of Americans think federal spending cuts will have no effect at all on them or their families, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll. At the same time, as many Americans think the cuts will have no effect or a positive effect on the overall economy as think the cuts will hurt the economy, the survey found.

No, wait, it gets better:

Nearly half – 49 percent – of registered voters said the current cuts will have no impact at all on them or their families. Another 39 percent said the cuts would have a negative impact, and 10 percent said they would have a positive impact.

Independents and Republicans are more likely to see no effect headed their way.

Among independents, 52 percent expect no effect, 39 percent expect a negative effect, and 7 percent expect a positive effect.

Among Republicans, it’s 52-36-8.

Democrats are evenly split, 41-41 on whether the cuts will be negative or have no impact on their families. In a surprise, 14 percent of Democrats expect a positive impact for themselves, well more than independents or Republicans.

But here comes another round of scaremongering:

Twenty-three air traffic control towers in California are among more than 200 nationwide scheduled to close April 7 as the Federal Aviation Administration begins imposing $600 million in federal budget cuts.

It was unknown which traffic control towers would be affected when the automatic federal budget cuts in the so-called sequestration kicked in March 1, but the FAA last week released a list of airports, mainly small and medium-sized, that will be affected.


One too many …

How To Recognize If Your Job Is Green

June 11, 2012

The Bureau of Labor Statistics now says that a “green job” is anything where an employee “uses fewer natural resources.” Guess that makes the greenest job of all… not having one.

So if the janitor uses a wooden broom, his job is green?

Fred Thompson tweets … BLS: “green job” is anything where employee “uses fewer natural resources.” Guess that makes the greenest job of all… not having one.

See how green the unemployed are?

Drudge Is A Romney Backer???

March 4, 2012

I read Drudge daily and this is just another laugher. Drudge reports, you decide. He seldom writes anything on his page.

Allegations that Matt Drudge’s eponymous website is sweet on Romney have been around for months and have gained traction since voting in the GOP race began on January 3rd. Certainly, the preponderance of stories that are favorable towards Romney has struck at times, as detailed by the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein here.

In January, Fred Thompson, a Gingrich surrogate, said on NBC’s Meet The Press that the Romney campaign “has Drudge in their back pocket”. This week, however, Gingrich was so delighted by a “Lazarus Rising Again?!” headline on Drudge, linking to a Hot Air article, that he publicized it on Facebook.

Santorum supporters are now the most upset with Drudge. At a Santorum rally in Phoenix, Arizona on February 21st, Bryan Blunt, 39, a director of a cable television company from nearby Mesa, waved a sign that read: “Drudge Backs Mitt. AZ Picks Rick!!” right in front of the stage.

For most of that day, Drudge had led his site with a banner headline on a story about “Santorum’s Satan Warning” – story about controversial comments made in 2008 that forced Santorum onto the defensive.

Afterwards, Blunt told me: “Drudge is obviously in the tank for Romney and really anti-Santorum. The establishment is trying to tell us who we need to vote for. It’s insulting for arms of the media to tell me that I’m dumb or I don’t know what I’m talking about and they know better than I do.”

He said that both Drudge and Fox News had now joined the GOP establishment. “Drudge was not part of the establishment in my mind until this election cycle. Now he is absolutely part of the mainstream media. He’s not the only one. Fox News is guilty of it. When Rick had his trifecta [on February 7th] I was watching Fox News and it looked like they all stepped in poop.”

Whatever the truth about Drudge’s alleged support for Romney, Blunt turned out to be wrong about Arizona picking Santorum – on election night last Tuesday, Romney won by 20 points.

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