We were doing it before we had a name for it
One Kimber VanRy was ticketed to the tune of $25 for sipping a beer on his stoop (not a party, not a nuisance, just sitting out there quietly enjoying a beer in the great urban out-of-doors). Clyde Haberman reports on the long-term outcome of that event while simultaneously showing us how serious journalism is done: [VanRy was sitting on] the short stoop of the four-story co-op building on...
Insect Authority and 9/11
Has there been any greater boon to / more effective accelerant thrown upon the eternal flame of Insect Authority than that of the pervasive fear, uncertainty, and doubt that 9.11 implanted and Bush et al. carefully husbanded and amplified? Today’s example comes from the New York Times, where a fellow was (legally) photographing the subway in action at a particularly godforsaken stop...
This has all happened before...
Chart of the day (from here). So then, 1929 it is. I guess we can all look forward to 2028 when things really get going again… On the plus side, the article closes with this tidbit: It is going to be a buying opportunity of the century.At least we’ve got that going for us. That and the long awaited chance to start stockpiling yer gold.
Decline and Fall
We can see a lot of the decline and fall of the MSM at the hands of those damnable innertube world wide web log, or “blog” startups what with their cursing and pajamas and whatnot in last night’s press conference. First, we have the Huffington Post’s Stein: “Today, Senator Patrick Leahy announced that he wants to set up a truth and reconciliation committee to...
The Year We Make Contact
Interesting results from the folks over to Gallup. Turns out that, despite major (and continuing) assistance from the MSM, ‘Merica is seeing right through this shit. Seemingly forgetting the downright ruly 2-million person mob at their doorstep on Inauguration Day, seemingly forgetting that, in many cases, Obama carried their own districts by large, double-digit figures, seemingly...