— Wisconsin Jobs Now (@WiscJobsNow) March 10, 2014
our old pal, Ewick Son of Ewick has embarrassed himself again:
You guys in the press who are reading this right now can be such shameless whores…But you journalists have such erections for everything Barack Obama does, you can’t even summon outrage to report fairly on the latest b.s. from the administration over Obamacare. Is it any wonder so many people have stopped trusting you?
I think E2 means that because the press wants to bone The Kenyan Usurper that they are not investigating his many high-crimes and misdemeanors and helping to have him impeached. Or something. It was kinda hard to read, he seems to be writing while in a fugue state.
Besides the fact that Libertarian nitwit and would-be public intellectual McArdle is taking a single datapoint and making a trend announcement out of it (Amazon did not make the numbers she expected and therefore the economy is tanking), there is this little gem of logic:
That’s not just disappointing for Amazon; it’s also not great news for the U.S. economy. When retail foot traffic and sales were disappointing in December, the standard explanation was that people must be moving their purchases online. Obviously, they weren’t — at least, not nearly as much as analysts expected. Given how dominant Amazon is in e-commerce, this should cause most of us to revise our expectations of fourth-quarter retail sales, as well as growth in gross domestic product. And not in a good direction.
“When retail foot traffic and sales were disappointing in December, the standard explanation was that people must be moving their purchases online,” because spending is a constant? Because why? Is the world really a zero-sum, closed system?
Or could it be because analysts were wrong?
Anyway, because analysts were wrong, Amazon stock is now plunging. In what way does this make sense? This week Apple had a huge announcement, the best quarter ever, but analysts had expected more and now Apple stock is lower and the usual suspects are talking about how Apple is doomed.
Economists have tried to declare their studies a science, with cause/effect and predictable outcomes. The whole worship of the Invisible Hand is based upon the belief that markets act rationally. They don’t. People’s economic conditions are fluid, not rational, and they make buy/not buy decisions based upon their own needs and wants. There is no predictive behavior, and to the extent that one can analyze markets at all it is only in hindsight.
It seems that besides not knowing that one needs to be divorced before becoming engaged to mistress/future wife #2 (and that she needs to be divorced as well), that our old pal Divorce D’Spousa doesn’t understand campaign finance laws:
The indictment alleged D’Souza “knowingly made and caused to be made” contributions “in the names of others” during 2012. According to the indictment, D’Souza then “reimbursed others with whom he was associated and who he had directed to contribute a total of $20,000 to the campaign.”
He is due to be arraigned tomorrow in Manhattan federal court.
“Who’s providing all the guns to these people [Africans in the South Sudan]? If they were militia and all they had were spears or something like that, we probably wouldn’t be too concerned, but they obviously are well-armed.”
–Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. Betcha can’t guess to which party he belongs.
First, the Senate voted by 79-19 to end debate on the House bill defunding Obamacare, defying Senate conservatives. Ted Cruz: We are the 19 percent! And second, the Senate voted on party lines, 54-44, on final passage of the measure after stripping it of the defunding, sending it back to the House.
Robert Costa reports that Cruz is privately urging House conservatives to oppose House Speaker John Boehner if he does anything short of maintain a total war posture against Obamacare.
So, in other words, Weepy is pretty much a human pincushion he’s being stabbed in the back so much.
This would be amusing if the stakes were not so high.
…is brought to us by The Gateway Pundit—“Another Obama Failure:Russian Man Brutally Raped and Tortured For Being Gay After Obama Met with LGBT in Russia”
During the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, Obama snubbed Putin by cancelling their meeting and instead met with LGBT activists in Russia. Many were worried about the political repercussions for the activists because Obama’s visit with the LGBT might fuel the growing anti-Western attitudes in Russia. The LGBT in Russia was not entirely pleased with Obama’s visit.
Now video of a Russian man being tortured and raped by 6 or 7 “vigilantes” was released. The vicious attack occurred a week after Obama met with the LGBT in Russia.
Yes, James Hoft the dumbest man on the internet is blaming The Kenyan Usurper for the horrific assault a gay man in Russia endured.
There is not enough face-palm in the world for Jim Hoft. There just isn’t.
The event horizon of wingnuttian stupidity has occured.
The low-rent Ann Coulter wannabe and Fox News anchor baby Michelle Malkin spun a new conspiracy theory Continue reading
“In the emergency room they have what’s called rape kits where a woman can get cleaned out.”
–Rep. Jody Laubenberg, R-Parker
No wonder the Xristian Xrazies believe in immaculate conception, they think that collecting evidence (hospital staff collect bodily fluid, residue under the victim’s nails, and any blood or hair samples that could be relevant for a Police investigation) rape kits are Plan B, and so when a baby shows up 9 months later, well, it is another miracle.