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  • Yellen’s Denial of Rising Inflation

    07/24/2014 6:18:03 PM PDT · 2 of 12
    webheart to Kaslin

    She doesn’t have to do her own shopping. I went to buy a bottle of coffee creamer. It had a price hanger that said Price Drop. It was 4.29, and the listed price was 4.99. Just last week, it was 3.99. I buy this stuff all the time. Take bacon. It is almost 6.00 a pound. Five years ago, you could get a pound of bacon for 1.99. Hamburger, 20% fat, is 3.99 a pound. It was 2.99 not that long ago. Coffee: I was going out and getting whole bean from the dispenser bins for 5.99 a pound just a couple of years ago. Now, it is hard to find at 7.99, and the sealed bags that used to be a pound are now 12 ounces. A cereal box used to be able to give me three good sittings of cereal, but now they are so thin they scarcely hold two bowls. Bread: 2.99 for a one-pound loaf of the store brand. Really, it was 1.99 only two years ago. That is 50% more.

    Then there is gasoline. When Bush left office, it was 2.89 a gallon for regular, which is all I buy. That bastard Bush took his 2.89 gasoline with him, and all we have now is 3.99 gasoline. See, it really is Bush’s fault.

    No inflation?

  • Obama Recovery Turns 5: Are You Better Off?

    07/22/2014 6:44:11 AM PDT · 21 of 68
    webheart to IBD editorial writer

    Let’s see....
    I don’t drive as much, so my chances of being killed are decreased...
    I don’t eat nearly as much bacon as I used to at 6.00 a pound...
    I also cut down on cereal since the box now only has four bowls in it...
    Lucky for me, I actually got to keep my plan and my doctor...
    That movie popcorn was really bad for me...
    I don’t have as many huge restaurant bills because I don’t eat out as much...
    I see a lot of scenery when I travel because driving is so much cheaper than flying...

    That’s a short list but I could go on, and I sure have an appreciation for the effects of news media on the public perception of how things are.

  • Insta-Mars: Crew Wraps Up Mock Mission With Pictures Of Their Hawaiian Adventure

    07/21/2014 12:57:46 PM PDT · 5 of 6
    webheart to BenLurkin

    That article was written at the level of National Scholastic Magazine. They used to hand them out when I was in sixth grade. In the 60’s. Short sentences, to the point and not much else. Like who paid for this?

    The solar component would be on a planet quite a bit more distant from the sun, and with little or no atmosphere. The outdoor temperature would be chilly at best, nothing like Hawaii. Gravity would be much lower than Hawaii. It almost doesn’t even make sense to spend the money on it, especially since the chances of Americans ever going to Mars is pretty slim.

  • Remember the Space Race?

    07/21/2014 10:36:16 AM PDT · 14 of 39
    webheart to Kaslin

    We haven’t won any space race. We got to the moon first, but after that, we stopped running. Now, we don’t even have the capability to launch a single astronaut into space. We can hoist a few satellites, but we have to get the Russians to send our people up. So, how do we reconcile that fact with the upcoming sanctions? Do we embargo all trade with Russia, but keep hiring them to send up our astronauts? And if we get them angry, will they stop doing it for us?

    Right now, we have 3 Russians, 2 Americans and a German on board the International Space Station. They could send a couple more of their people, and send our guys and the German back, and they would own the International Space Station. We would not have any recourse but to shoot it down, or let them just keep it. The billions we have spent on it would preclude shooting it down, not to mention all of the space debris it would create for future astronauts.

  • Now IRS Reports EVEN MORE Computer Crashes, Doesn’t Know If Emails Still Exist

    07/21/2014 10:23:08 AM PDT · 14 of 39
    webheart to Red Badger

    These people are so stupid. They are playing to the low-information crowd. Anyone who knows anything about emails would be able to put together the fact that if you can access your email account from more than one machine, the emails do not exist only on one machine. I use dozens of different computers during the day, and several at home. I can get my work email on any of my home computers and my phone. I can access my work email from anywhere on the campus, on one any of 600 computers. I have emails in the waste basket that go back six or seven years, and they are available on every computer.

    My work email backs up every single email I ever send or receive, regardless of whether it is spam or anything useful. They archive every message that passes through the server just in case someone wants to sue someone else. If I were to say “nice dress” to a female employee, they could get every single email I had ever sent or received and produce them to her lawyer, in less than a week. If they didn’t take time to think about it or route the request through multiple departments, the could get them in a few hours.

    What we are getting here is a refusal of the Powers That Be to actually address the issue. When you have people saying her hard drive was destroyed and that is why we can’t get her emails, they are lying. THEY ARE LYING! L-Y-I-N-G! The Congressmen on the committee just sit there and say well OK then, but they know better. They want to make it go away while looking like they are doing something about it. And 70% of the people that are watching actually believe this because they are technologically inept.

  • Cochran up big in general, McDaniel supporters still mad

    07/19/2014 10:56:18 AM PDT · 12 of 56
    webheart to Clintonfatigued

    Vote for the Democrat. It is the only way to make it right. Regardless of the negatives of perhaps having a Democrat Senate, which are numerous, it is more important to reclaim the Republican party from the liberals in control.

  • Compare and contrast- Obama vs Reagan (videos)

    07/18/2014 10:05:20 AM PDT · 2 of 7
    webheart to servo1969

    Any comparison to Reagan is an insult to Reagan.

  • 20 Signs The Drought In The Western United States Is Starting To Become Apocalyptic

    07/17/2014 1:29:57 PM PDT · 26 of 167
    webheart to thackney
    "Starting to Become Apocalyptic" is quite iffy as a headline. Is it or is it not apocalyptic? Is it becoming apocalyptic? After it starts becoming apocalyptic, will it continue to become apocalyptic, or will it start to stop becoming apocalyptic and then never actually reach truly apocalyptic? So many questions. There are 20 evidences, and yet in sum total they are not enough for the author to declare that the drought is apocalyptic. The article is a big hedge against the author sticking his or her neck out.

    Not saying we shouldn't conserve or anything like that, but we also don't need to get all panicky about it. I'm living in the middle of it, and I do not plan to cancel my flood insurance.

  • $61 Sexagintuple Frap 2.0 Breaks Starbucks Free Drink Record

    07/14/2014 6:45:23 PM PDT · 10 of 23
    webheart to 2ndDivisionVet

    Wilkow on SiriusXM Patriot channel 125. Well, he may be echoing you. I just heard him talking about third world problems and first world problems and how we are going the way of Venezuela which had first world problems until Chavez took over and then they have shortages of everything including water. Imagine having water rationed to only three days per week. That is happening in Caracas.That is third world.

  • $61 Sexagintuple Frap 2.0 Breaks Starbucks Free Drink Record

    07/14/2014 6:39:30 PM PDT · 7 of 23
    webheart to 2ndDivisionVet
    Another First World problem.

    Wilkow. The best talk show on radio.

  • $61 Sexagintuple Frap 2.0 Breaks Starbucks Free Drink Record

    07/14/2014 6:37:58 PM PDT · 5 of 23
    webheart to nickcarraway

    Basically, it’s 60 shots of espresso with a couple of squirts of syrup. You can break this record yourself the next time the price of coffee goes up.

    Stupid to use the loyalty card.

    The statement by Starbucks says 31 ounces is the limit, so it might not actually be a Starbucks drink even though it was made at a Starbucks.

    Wouldn’t someone actually have to consume the drink for it to be considered a drink?

  • A Pivotal Time For Marriage

    07/14/2014 8:38:42 AM PDT · 9 of 26
    webheart to wagglebee

    I have been married 3 times, divorced twice. The first time, I was weak and ended up married to a woman who was not like me in personality or outlook. I thank God that she found someone that was more to her liking than I. The second wife was more compatible, but she was dishonest and misrepresented herself as a working person, when her only desire was to be sick and on disability. Fortunately, she and her mother didn’t like the kids I had from the first marriage.

    If I had had to be committed to either of those women for a lifetime I would have gone mad or become alcoholic. I was fully prepared for the lifetime commitment, but they had other ideas. I am happy now with my wife, and I thank God every day that there is such a thing as divorce, although I will never use it again.

  • Obama to immigration groups: I’ll press executive-power to limit to spare millions from deportation

    07/07/2014 9:05:58 AM PDT · 7 of 22
    webheart to 2ndDivisionVet

    Who wrote the headline? “Executive-power”? Why the hyphen? When describing Superman’s heat vision, you say “heat vision”, not “heat-vision”. When you say super powers, you say “super powers”, not “super-powers”. It’s like there’s this little dash button over here, let’s figure out how to use it.

  • Burger King Sells “Gay” Whopper, Canadian City Bans Chick-fil-A

    07/03/2014 10:51:18 PM PDT · 8 of 60
    webheart to robowombat

    Yep, I do get a craving for the flame-broiled meat patties, but I don’t see why they think they need to be so blatant. Just as I quietly stopped buying Sam Adams, I will quietly stop visiting Burger King. I didn’t eat at Carl’s Jr. for nearly 12 years because I didn’t like their commercials.

  • Obama Administration Plans To Dramatically Alter Transportation Funding For States

    07/02/2014 10:49:26 PM PDT · 25 of 38
    webheart to Rusty0604

    This is a good thing. States will never give up money voluntarily. We need our states to be sovereign and self-sufficient. First, transportation funding. Next, education. Get the Feds out of our bidniss.

  • Why Christians Should Never Trust Muslims

    07/02/2014 8:57:25 PM PDT · 11 of 14
    webheart to allendale

    There’s movies and TV to watch, teams to root for, places to go and things to see. All this other stuff is just too heavy for people.

  • 4 Ways You're Accidentally Killing Your Favorite TV Shows

    06/30/2014 10:56:11 AM PDT · 23 of 106
    webheart to ShadowAce

    I watched Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles at the appointed time, and the cancelled it anyway. Firefly was extremely good, but it was cancelled anyway. I admit I never actually even heard of it until after it was cancelled, but it was better than the original Star Trek, IMO. I watch The Walking Dead and I have actually bought episodes that I missed. I subscribe to HBO just so that I can watch Game of Thrones.

    I will never watch SyFy. They can’t just change the spelling of an entire genre and get away with it.

    On most cable channels, the value of advertising is so low that they have almost a 1 to 1 ratio of programs to commercials. They take a one-hour show which used to be 48 minutes of programming and add 30 minutes of additional commercials to fill a 90-minute time slot. That is 42 minutes of commercials. You have to take a lot of snack breaks and go to the bathroom quite frequently in order for that to pay off. If ever time were being wasted, it is in watching commercials about reverse mortgages and antidepressants.

    DVR’s haven’t helped much either. You can’t avoid seeing the commercials you are trying to skip. Plus, they make advertisers less inclined to pay for the time because they know we will skip them if we can. This decreases the value of time for advertising, causing more advertising to be needed to cover the cost of syndication and development.

    Still, we need to have a variety of programming options to keep the lazy and indolent occupied so that they don’t get bored and start burglarizing, robbing and raping.

  • For Jordan, a greater jihadist threat from within

    06/29/2014 10:50:30 AM PDT · 2 of 3
    webheart to Fitzy_888

    It’s like the old “Domino Theory” in action.

  • Egos And Infighting: The GOP’s Biggest Opponent In November

    06/29/2014 9:39:48 AM PDT · 53 of 60
    webheart to Nextrush
    The Republicans may win by default because of Obama’s unpopularity

    That is what they are counting on. The GOPe can run their establishment candidates because they almost don't need the conservative base to win.

  • Lois Lerner Fights Back

    06/28/2014 10:56:04 AM PDT · 51 of 82
    webheart to petitfour
    There’s an administrative branch of government?

    Yes. It is the part of the government below the Executive branch. They are the career civil service workers, also affectionately known as bureaucrats. The Executive branch is the President, and the cabinet down to the level where congressional confirmation is needed for the appointment. Below that is the Administrative branch, which begins where the positions are filled by being promoted from below.

  • Conservatives Urge McDaniel To Run as Write-In Candidate in the Fall

    06/25/2014 2:31:04 PM PDT · 77 of 107
    webheart to Black Agnes

    Did you actually read that article? It doesn’t make the point that you think it is making. Of course writing Mickey Mouse is a wasted vote. Duh! And it says “often” not “always”. “Often” does not even mean “half the time”, and is still not as much as “frequently”.

  • U.S. Economy Shrinks By Most Since Great Recession in 1Q (-2.9%)

    06/25/2014 8:32:19 AM PDT · 135 of 184
    webheart to Zhang Fei
    Housing has been selling like hotcakes. There’s a puzzling disconnect with the economic growth number.

    There is no mystery. Housing is being bought up by foreign investors and then rented back to Americans who pay the rent with welfare, unemployment insurance and disability insurance benefits.

  • ISIL's second front: How the militant outfit is taking on social media

    06/24/2014 3:46:25 PM PDT · 2 of 4
    webheart to 2ndDivisionVet

    They can tweet the beheadings. “Your head has been tagged in a photo!”

  • So I voted today in Maryland...

    06/24/2014 3:37:59 PM PDT · 17 of 37
    webheart to Vision

    Good grief. You should vote anyway. There is no excuse, no matter what you are supporting or are against. You can at least vote “No” on the bond measures.

  • Woman Who Killed Alleged Robber: I Forgot My Gun Earlier That Day

    06/24/2014 3:31:25 PM PDT · 10 of 32
    webheart to webheart

    Incidentally, the caption below the video says “gunman”, but I don’t think that applies, unless being shot makes one a gunman. Before he was shot, he was armed with a knife.

  • Woman Who Killed Alleged Robber: I Forgot My Gun Earlier That Day

    06/24/2014 3:29:07 PM PDT · 7 of 32
    webheart to nickcarraway

    Nothing about the perp. Not that it matters, he’s dead and all. The absence of a description leads me to believe it was a Democrat, because if it was a Republican they would have mentioned it in the first sentence.

  • Obama speaks at White House Summit on Working Families

    06/23/2014 12:16:49 PM PDT · 51 of 57
    webheart to WhiskeyX

    Used to be, only one parent had to work. Now, the whole family has to work.

  • Hillary builds up war chest with $5 million in paid speeches since leaving office last year

    06/23/2014 6:47:22 AM PDT · 12 of 17
    webheart to Citizen Zed

    Five million for paid screeches.

  • IRS regulations require emails that are “federal records” to be stored in separate, permanent system

    06/17/2014 3:54:28 PM PDT · 27 of 31
    webheart to FreeInWV

    The emails are not lost. They are being withheld. Every time we acknowledge the premise that they are lost, we allow the perpetrators to define a false narrative which allows them to continue withholding the emails.

  • Leave Business-Bashing to the Liberals

    06/17/2014 2:10:09 PM PDT · 4 of 22
    webheart to Kaslin

    It isn’t business-bashing to state true facts. I’m as big a capitalist as anyone but I don’t like corporations using their money to influence politics. They use laws to create markets for themselves by getting government to buy their products. They use laws to create regulators to protect their existing markets from competition. They move jobs and factories all over the world to avoid paying the taxes which buy their products and maintain the health of their workers and customers.

  • House committee subpoenas head of IRS to testify on lost Lois Lerner emails

    06/17/2014 1:46:17 PM PDT · 18 of 30
    webheart to SeekAndFind

    The emails are not lost. They are being withheld. Every time we acknowledge the premise that they are lost, we allow the perpetrators to define a false narrative which allows them to continue withholding the emails.

  • The Law Requires Email Archiving (Helloooooo IRS!)

    06/17/2014 1:44:04 PM PDT · 22 of 26
    webheart to Uncle Miltie

    The emails are not lost. They are being withheld. Every time we acknowledge the premise that they are lost, we allow the perpetrators to define a false narrative which allows them to continue withholding the emails.

  • The Tuesday List - Ten Inventions That Changed The World

    06/17/2014 12:20:26 PM PDT · 26 of 67
    webheart to Scoutmaster

    What about the wire coat hanger, the paper clip and duct tape?

  • RAHN: Reducing the risk of oil price spikes

    06/17/2014 11:55:59 AM PDT · 3 of 5
    webheart to 1rudeboy

    What.Ever.

  • Scientists discover massive ocean of water 400 miles underground

    06/16/2014 2:35:18 PM PDT · 55 of 76
    webheart to Star Traveler
    For those who have no idea what we’re talking about ... :-) ...

    which is just about everyone

  • War Hero or Deserter?

    06/03/2014 2:35:41 PM PDT · 47 of 74
    webheart to Steely Tom
    I thought they were something like "Branded... caught with his hand on the gunnn."

    Really? I though it went

    Stranded, stranded on the toilet bowl,

    What do you do when your stranded,

    and you don't have a roll...

    /elementary school

  • Windows 8.1 overtakes Windows 8 in desktop OS arena

    06/03/2014 2:27:13 PM PDT · 6 of 130
    webheart to mountainlion

    Windows 8.1 is eating away at Windows 8.0’s market share.

    First off, that someone thinks this is worthy of an article is ridiculous. 8.0 offers a free upgrade to 8.1 when you run Windows Update. Every single person who takes advantage of the offer is one in the plus column for Windows 8.1 and at the same time a minus in 8.0’s column. The upgrade is free and distributes as a download.

    Secondly, Windows is OEM bundled on 85% of all new desktop and laptop personal computers. Microsoft isn’t licensing 8.0 as OEM, so it stands to reason that 8.1 would be increasing its installed base. The same goes for Windows tablets. While they are not nearly as numerous as Android or iOS, they are all going to be 8.1 in the future. (I almost said “going forward,” but I hate that phrase almost as much as “reaching out” when I call someone up on the telephone.)

    Thirdly, that I am even commenting on such an inane topic reflects poorly upon me.

  • Josh Earnest: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know about Jay Carney's Replacement

    06/01/2014 10:10:43 AM PDT · 117 of 121
    webheart to gigster
    I think that would be Jim Varney.

    And, he is dead, which might actually make him more qualified.

  • Obama signed Executive Order to Close Guantanamo (2009)

    06/01/2014 10:03:42 AM PDT · 2 of 4
    webheart to mgist

    Huffington Post is crap.

  • APNewsBreak: WNBA to Market to LGBT Community

    05/21/2014 8:02:55 PM PDT · 8 of 64
    webheart to ConservativeStatement

    This is not new. Not even. I have been around gay women for years, working with as many as 6 at one time. They always had tickets to give away.

  • PetSmart, PetCo to stop selling pet treats made in China

    05/21/2014 7:24:50 PM PDT · 20 of 46
    webheart to Cruz_West_Paul2016
    thats like eating at an asian restaurant and later finding out u were actually eating well done liver.(but not lamb or cow liver).

    You might be wondering what happens to the organs if they don't get from the donor to the recipient fast enough...

  • PetSmart, PetCo to stop selling pet treats made in China

    05/21/2014 7:21:22 PM PDT · 18 of 46
    webheart to MeshugeMikey

    Well, it will take a year for the doggies to eat them all.

    I stopped buying Chinese dog treats, and all Chinese dog foods three years ago. I love my dog too much to poison her with cheap food, even though she probably would eat whatever I give her.

  • Why Johnny Can’t/Doesn’t Work

    05/21/2014 8:47:52 AM PDT · 25 of 54
    webheart to Kaslin

    The question is why kids can’t or don’t work, but the real question is why they won’t. Won’t is a contraction of “will not”, and it is the essence of the problem. Willpower, the force of will, that is what makes people work. If they will it, it will happen. If they will not it, it will not happen. It is one thing to have the ability, and another just to do something, but desire is necessary for success.

    I helped pay for my daughter to go to cosmetology school. She was really good at it, and was on her third job when she had the opportunity to buy a shop, which was 2500.00. I loaned her the money, foolishly, it would seem. I was to get free unlimited haircuts for life, as well as being paid back.

    I called up on a Saturday to get a haircut. I was willing to drive 45 miles. She says, “I don’t work on weekends”. I was all, “wait, what”? And she was all, “I worked hard to get to where I wouldn’t have to work on weekends”.

    Needless to say, she lost the business less than two years in, and I don’t get to see that 2500.00 again, and I now have to pay for haircuts at other places, where they have a will to work.

  • Woman with infant asked to leave Chicago trade show

    05/20/2014 7:54:33 AM PDT · 17 of 79
    webheart to Responsibility2nd
    This is all about exercising her right to breastfeed in public.

    No, it isn't. Nobody says she can't breastfeed anywhere she wants to. She is attending an event which she probably clicked the little button that says, "by signing up, you agree to these rules." There you go. Sorry, lady, you should have gotten a sitter, or a supportive husband. She knew the rules, and tried to "grey area" her compliance.

    The problem is that the "grey area" is used to destroy the rule of law every day. Illegal alien, hiding in the shadows for years, poor thing, deserves citizenship. It can be anywhere from decades to days, when amnesty happens.

    So, where to draw the line? Well, 16 is what the rule says. Pregnant is never determined to be a child, so if she had gone 11 days earlier, no gray area. 1 day old? Suddenly, we have a grey area? I don't think so. 10, 15, 20, 30? Next thing you know, there is no rule.

  • The Top Talk Radio Audiences May 2014 (Limbaugh & Hannity Double the Others)

    05/18/2014 2:14:15 PM PDT · 3 of 82
    webheart to xzins

    Nice list. I am sorry to see Savage at number 5. He is a blowhard, always talking about how great he is. It’s ok to say you are great, it has to be said, but he is way over the top on his own greatness. Plus he puts down other hosts, although without actually naming them. Hugh Hewitt always sounds like he is yelling, and he is a GOPe type, so he is not on e of my favorites. I am glad to see Levin at 4, although he is much better than Hannity, in my opinion. I wouldn’t mind hearing Herman Cain instead of some of the others, and I think Lars Larson is a bit better than many of those ahead of him on the list.

    I don’t understand Alan Colmes being anywhere above 52. He is the most boring talk show host I have ever heard.

  • Autopsy: University of Arizona killed in fall while climbing tower on dormitory roof was drunk

    05/14/2014 1:07:06 PM PDT · 13 of 46
    webheart to Responsibility2nd

    The fact that his blood alcohol content was “more than twice the legal limit for driving” has absolutely nothing to do with anything. The “legal limit for driving” is arbitrarily low, so that anyone can be determined as drunk if they have any detectable amount of alcohol. This way, they can be charged thousands of dollars in fines and attorneys’ fees to help keep the municipal bureaucracies running. I am certainly not saying that there shouldn’t be some restrictions on alcohol consumption while or prior to driving, I just think that the .08% measure is very close to almost negligible.

    Now this university that fell off of a tower was not operating a motor vehicle. He was climbing a tower, which is stupid on its own. He probably would have died anyway, because of the principles of Darwinism, more than having had a couple of beers. He was probably clumsy. I’m sorry he died, especially because they think they can blame it on alcohol.

  • Tesla, Missouri Auto Dealers begin late battle over state franchise law

    05/14/2014 10:56:53 AM PDT · 2 of 16
    webheart to E. Pluribus Unum

    I didn’t know there was a town called Tesla, Missouri.

  • Spanish documents suggest Irish arrived in America before Columbus

    05/14/2014 10:46:50 AM PDT · 5 of 55
    webheart to Olog-hai

    More likely the Danes.

  • Average Americans Think They’re Smarter Than the Average American

    05/14/2014 10:38:15 AM PDT · 23 of 97
    webheart to dsc

    In most measurable statistics, the distribution shows a preponderance at or near the average. The image of a bell-shaped curve is invoked. The highest point in the curve is where the average is, and thus most people are at or near the average. As you go towards smarter or stupider, you get fewer and fewer represented. Thus, the number of really, really smart people is very small, and luckily the number of really, really stupid people is also quite small.

    Since most people are grouped around the middle of the bell-shaped curve, it is understandable that many of them might mistakenly believe they are closer to the smart end than the stupid end. It doesn’t take much to be just a little above average, and being a statistical measure, most people have not had their stupidity quantified. They don’t have tests for stupidity. They used to give IQ tests, but people who scored well made the others feel bad, who then beat up on the high scorers. I was one of those who got beaten up on.

    Obviously, from the vocabulary utilized in this post, and the cogent analysis of the subject at hand, it can be inferred that, indeed, I actually AM smarter than average.

  • Palin speaking in Huntsville: Dem says it's 'absolutely appalling,' Repub says it's 'fantastic idea'

    05/13/2014 6:25:04 PM PDT · 13 of 49
    webheart to onedoug
    When?

    Well. There was that time she said she could see Russia from her house... and some of the other times when she embarrassed our country by being impersonated by Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live. And she has been called stupid on NPR quite a few times, that's pretty embarrassing for our country. (Sarcasm is hard to deliver without a disclaimer these days.)