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“Notable Rare Exceptions”

from the TERRIFIC blog:

Out of the Crooked Timber of Humanity, No Straight Thing was Ever Made”

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Alan Greenspan is back as free market evangelist, and it’s rather wonderful.

Today’s competitive markets, whether we seek to recognise it or not, are driven by an international version of Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” that is unredeemably opaque. With NOTABLY RARE EXCEPTIONS (2008, FOR EXAMPLE), the global “invisible hand” has created relatively stable exchange rates, interest rates, prices, and wage rates.

http://crookedtimber.org/2011/03/30/with-no

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He then asks his readers to ‘have at it’

At the time of this post, a few of my favorites from the ‘current’ 245 comments:

– “With notably rare exceptions, Newt Gingrich is a loyal and faithful husband.”

 

– “With notably rare exceptions, Japanese nuclear reactors have been secure from earthquakes”

 

– “With notably rare exceptions, Germany remained largely at peace with its neighbors during the 20th century.”

 

– “With notably rare exceptions, Mrs. Lincoln enjoyed the play.”

 

– “With notably rare exceptions, the levees protecting New Orleans have held fast in the face of major hurricanes.”

 

– “With notably rare exceptions (1945, for example), atomic bombs have never been used in war.”

 

– “With notably rare exceptions, Ted Kennedy’s driving was superb.”

 

and my favorite at least so far, is:

 

– “With notably rare exceptions, Alan Greenspan is a fucking idiot.”

 

 

March 31, 2011 Posted by | GOP morons | , , , , | 1 Comment

So far today, and the day is very young (7am / UTC+7), . . .

I’ve had the following 49 wordpress searches:

16 – world penis size map  
6 – penis size world map  
3 – worlds penis sizes map  
3 – world penis size chart  
2 – wold penis size map  
2 – world penis chart  
2 – penis size map world  
2 – world penis map  
2 – map of world penises size  
11 – other search terms  
49 -Total views referred by search engines***  

 

Resulting in 52 views for this:

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/world-map-of-penis-size-shows-which-countries-are-biggest-liars/

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I don’t know, but I would’ve of thought this would be more popular:

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/world-map-of-womens-breast-sizes-and-mens-likely-summer-vacation-destinations/

guess not, huh

 

 

March 31, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment

Q: Is Governor Rick Scott a Grifter? A: Oh, hell yeah!

via: Huffington Post – Jason Linkins

‘Floridians Are Maybe Starting To Understand Their Governor Is A Grifter’

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Despite his being best known as a cartoon villain fraudster who bilked Medicare and incurred a record-setting fine from authorities, Florida Governor Rick Scott outspent and outgunned his primary opponent Bill McCollum and then slipped past Democratic challenger Alex Sink in the 2010 GOP wave.

And now, after THREE MONTHS in OFFICE, he’s become the very face of buyer’s remorse.

A PPP poll of registered voters released today shows that in a hypothetical re-do of last year’s gubernatorial election, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) would LOSE to Democrat Alex Sink by a nearly 20-POINT MARGIN, 56%-37%. Scott won a squeaker of an election last year, edging out Sink by about one point.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/30/floridians-rick-scott-grifter_n_842597.html

note: At this point in the article, Mr Linkin, is merely getting warmed up.

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grift //  (grft) Slang

n. 1. Money made dishonestly, as in a swindle.

2. A swindle or confidence game.

v. grift·ed, grift·ing, grifts
v.intr. To engage in swindling or cheating.
v.tr. To obtain by swindling or cheating.

[Perhaps alteration of graft.]

March 31, 2011 Posted by | GOP morons, Rick Scott | , , , , | 2 Comments

Prolonged Government Shutdown Could Wither Confidence And Even Trigger Recession

An EXTENDED federal government shutdown could devastate the U.S. economy by dealing a blow to Americans’ confidence, experts said Tuesday.

If lawmakers cannot reach agreement on a bill to fund the government by April 8, a broad array of federal programs will come to a halt. Although most shutdown plans remain classified, during the last major federal government shutdown in 1995, certain health services were shut down. Court cases were delayed. And federal workers were furloughed. This time around, some fear low-income families will miss crucial government payments.

But there is another consequence that could make all of those challenges far worse: The economy could slip back into recession.

Already, Americans face a host of economic woes. The unemployment rate remains high. Home prices are still falling, aggravating a widespread foreclosure crisis. Oil prices are rising, pushing transportation costs steadily higher and tearing precious resources from the economy.

In this context, a prolonged federal shutdown would drain Americans’ confidence in their government, hobbling spending, borrowing and investment — and pushing the economy toward recession, said Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/29/government-shutdown-economy_n_842262.html

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photo:  Aylatollah Boner, and ‘crew’

March 31, 2011 Posted by | GOP morons | , , , , | Leave a comment