Friday, October 11, 2013

This week's sign of the apocalypse

So one broke-ass para-statal firm made this product, and an incredibly useless, failing, fatuous government advisory board, doesn't like it.

No padding on the skateboarder, no helmet on the batter, cannonballs are dangerous, yada yada yada.

I've heard of the theory that video games cause violence, but stamps causing reckless behavior? Really?
Does anyone seriously think a postage stamp will get a kid to change their behavior?

I thought the damn government was shutdown, but apparently not the president's council on fitness sports and nutrition.

Shouldn't the nannies review products BEFORE they are produced?

And finally, if crap like this can happen, why do we even have (17%) of a government at all?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

How to stuff a screwed electorate

Yes people, I know things are tough around here. 17% of the government is shut down. The apocalypse awaits in a week.

But consider Azerbaijan, where they release election results before the voting takes place!

Alfred E. Neuman,  err, Inspector Clouseau,  err, this guy pictured here, has been "president" of Azerbaijan for 10 years, since his daddy appointed him to take his place.

Luckily for him, he pre-won reelection to another term. I bet he and his family were on pins and needles waiting to see how the pre-announcement would go.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

The Drug "War": SO Proud of America

How bored does a cop have to be to spend hours entrapping an autistic, developmentally challenged, kid into buying weed?  Twice?

That cop could have been out doing warrantless searches in poor neighborhoods, or pulling guys over for "driving while [insert non-white skin color here]." 

You know, REAL police work.

P-Kroog, the Pot, and the Kettle

John Cochrane on prediction, and the slugfest.

A slug in the slugfest.

It would be nice if P-Kroog would write about economics.  He certainly knows very little about whatever it is that he is writing about now.

Nod to Gerardo

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Get It Together!

An open letter.  From all you folks who believe that some elaborate, efficient secretive conspiracy "runs" the government...

Nod to MAG

Monday, October 07, 2013

Monday's Child

1.  Not very subtle:  Russian tampon commercial.

2.  Investing out in the weeds?  Why not pot-focused equity management?

3.  Dude, I can't find my text.  Quarter-pounder with side of cops.

4.  I don't always agree with Andrew Sullivan.  But I often do.  He's got this right.

5.  The Heart Attack Grill:  serving death means never having to say you're sorry.