Last year, I posted this on my feed on Facebook; since that’s friends-only, I thought I’d repost it here on the anniversary of this rather regrettable milestone. As most folks know, Trump is the oldest President at his inauguration, beating out Reagan by about 8 months (Reagan was not quite 70, Trump almost 71). What… Continue reading Some presidential age trivia.
Submitted without comment: LA porn production plummets in wake of mandatory condom law Number of permits issued for adult films plunges as industry says producers have moved to Las Vegas and eastern Europe Pornography production in Los Angeles appears to have plunged in the wake of a law which compels performers to use condoms. The… Continue reading And on a lighter note…
This is based on accomplishments and problems from memory, although some of the 19th Century ones (mostly tied for #15) had to be reminded of from a list… List and more comments after the break.
The line of the night at tonight’s presidential debate reminded me of this wonderful bit of Robot Chicken. (eta: link above if embedding below doesn’t work)
Too good not to share, too long for facebook, not good enough to spam everyone with… that’s exactly what this blog is for. Top 10 Reasons the GOP Would Let the World Be Destroyed by an Asteroid ——————————————————————————– Assume that a huge “planet killer” asteroid on a direct collision course with the earth has been… Continue reading Top 10 Reasons the GOP Would Let the World Be Destroyed by an Asteroid
Congratulations to our new President, and good riddance to Shrubbo.
via Flyertalk: A housing crusade that went awry Today, administration officials say it is fair to ask whether Bush’s ownership push backfired. Paulson said the administration, like others before it, “over-incented housing.” Keith B. Hennessey, Bush’s current chief economics adviser, put it this way: “I would not say too much emphasis on expanding homeownership. I… Continue reading Good housing crisis article.
What the real crisis is like! No quote: the linked-to site is billed as “humor”, and the lead-in and text are minimal, but it’s fascinating to put some pictures to the facts. Latest news seems to be on $200M notes.
via AmericaBlog: Somali Pirates in Discussions to Acquire Citigroup November 20 (Bloomberg) — The Somali pirates, renegade Somalis known for hijacking ships for ransom in the Gulf of Aden, are negotiating a purchase of Citigroup. The pirates would buy Citigroup with new debt and their existing cash stockpiles, earned most recently from hijacking numerous ships,… Continue reading Somali Pirates in Discussions to Acquire Citigroup
Congratulations to the new President Elect. I hope that we’ll be able to heal the divide in this country, but at the same time it’s time to start holding the Democratic party’s feet to the fire on progressive issues – if Bush could claim a mandate after the squeaker in 2004, this is a landslide,… Continue reading President Obama
1) PA called early, had figured Obama would probably get it but to have it close instantly was a huge surprise. 2) VA not called early. I figured it was the bellwether for Obama, and at this rate he may make it to 270 without VA called yet. 8:02pm Pacific time – MSNBC called the… Continue reading My two surprises so far on the results.
San Mateo county is expecting 82% turnout, half of which (thus 41% total) is vote by mail. As for the results, VA is still too close to call. My bet is that it’s the bellweather this year.