Contributed by: filbert Monday, July 19 2010 @ 12:01 PM CST
Everybody’s got skin in this game. It’s all a matter of understanding what the game actually is.
TARP audit claims Obama admin destroyed “tens of thousands” of jobs in dealer closures [*2] — But, see, this is a good thing, because all of those car dealership employees were probably rich Republican fat-cats who had it coming for being racists, anyway . . . NAACP: ‘Useful Idiots’ of Liberal Racism [*3] — From yet another Person of Enhanced Melanin . . .
Newsweek: Maverick Scott Brown Is The New McCain [*6] — So, Brown is the new weak-minded, easily-duped straw-man Republican that can be manipulated by the Ruling Class whenever they need a token Republican to provide “bipartisanship?” Do I have that right?
Governor Palin and the Pink Elephants [*7] — Particularly ironic that the actual cure for the hangover we’re going to have from the current binge-spending bender that the Ruling Class has been on will be Pink Elephants. Almost poetic in its sense of ironic justice.
The World’s Happiest Countries: By and large, rich countries are happier — and that’s no coincidence. [*9] — Well, if you don’t spend fourteen hours a day scratching out enough to barely feed and house yourself and maybe your family, then yeah, you’ll probably be a lot happier. And, envy is a very, very powerful human emotion. Very powerful, and very, very destructive. That’s why it’s one of the Seven Deadly Sins.
But what if you don’t consent? [*10] — In the New Progressive Paradise, consent will be mandatory.
Bizarro fiction: it’s terribly good [*13] — Hmm . . .
No One Steps Forward to Serve in Detroit[*18] — Who wants to be a Detroit school board member? NOBODY!
The Best of Times [*19]
the primary qualification of journalism will soon be, if isn’t already, the power of the reporter’s reputation. Right now reputation is derived in part from who he works for. In the future it will be largely correlated with who he is. This further suggests that no two ‘journalists’ — if the phrase may still be used — are going be funded or ‘employed’ in quite the same way. Each writer will find himself supported by a combination of patronage from readers, fees from publication, advertising revenues and his own day job earnings and consulting. He will be his own brand. Perhaps no one, except a very few, will ‘work full-time’ for a newspaper any more in the coming decades. Strangely this may be a harbinger of the general state of affairs. Individuals will still work for companies, but maybe they will be less defined by them than in the past. If so, one of the hardest things to do in the near future — and not just for journalists — will be write an old style resume.
Is NAACP blind to Farrakhan & Co.? The Nation of Islam is built on racism and lies [*21] — The author, Mr. Crouch, is a Person of Enhanced Melanin, I believe . . .
Pity the Postmodern Cultural Elite [*23] — I will pity them after we are safe from their disastrous, wrong-headed power grab . . .
American politics has caught the British disease: Under Barack Obama, the phenomenon of class resentment is a live political issue, says Janet Daley. — Yes, We Can! We Can, but You Can’t–oh, no, not you, you’re not part of the New Progressive Paradise we’re building. You’re too gauchely declasse . . . or too unapologetically rich (or simply want to be), or too white, or male, or or don’t recycle enough, or don’t vote Democrat, or . . .