Well why not?…

…it’s better than most of the programming on CNN:

Ex-CNN exec caught on video putting dog poo in mailbox

On the bright side, the video to go along with the dog poop in the mail box story will be better than Brisket®‘s teevee show!

Look out, Idaho!

It must be something in the water:

CHEYENNE — State representatives on Friday advanced legislation to launch a study into what Wyoming should do in the event of a complete economic or political collapse in the United States.

House Bill 85 passed on first reading by a voice vote. It would create a state-run government continuity task force, which would study and prepare Wyoming for potential catastrophes, from disruptions in food and energy supplies to a complete meltdown of the federal government.

The task force would look at the feasibility of Wyoming issuing its own alternative currency, if needed. And House members approved an amendment Friday by state Rep. Kermit Brown, R-Laramie, to have the task force also examine conditions under which Wyoming would need to implement its own military draft, raise a standing army, and acquire strike aircraft and an aircraft carrier.

Yes, gotta defend the Wyoming coast from invasion. Someone might try to cross the Snake River or something.

(H/T Scissorhead Skinny-D, original source: Trib.com)

The Embargo is Working…

…except when it gets in the way of profits:

Despite sanctions and trade embargoes, over the past decade the United States government has allowed American companies to do billions of dollars in business with Iran and other countries blacklisted as state sponsors of terrorism, an examination by The New York Times has found.

No! Say it isn’t so! There must be a good reason for this outrage!

Most of the licenses were approved under a decade-old law mandating that agricultural and medical humanitarian aid be exempted from sanctions. But the law, pushed by the farm lobby and other industry groups, was written so broadly that allowable humanitarian aid has included cigarettes, Wrigley’s gum, Louisiana hot sauce, weight-loss remedies, body-building supplements and sports rehabilitation equipment sold to the institute that trains Iran’s Olympic athletes.

Dammit, I need examples!

In one instance, an American company was permitted to bid on a pipeline job that would have helped Iran sell natural gas to Europe, even though the United States opposes such projects. Several other American businesses were permitted to deal with foreign companies believed to be involved in terrorism or weapons proliferation. In one such case, involving equipment bought by a medical waste disposal plant in Hawaii, the government was preparing to deny the license until an influential politician intervened.

I’m guessing that if they released the full list of these scofflaw US Corporations that are getting exemptions, we would see that their profits are… offshore and untaxable, good patriots that they are.

(NYTimes)

Putting the KY into Kentucky

MPS is growing up! We are getting press releases now, and no one could be more thrilled than I to announce that Kentucky is doubling-down on teh crazeeee:

Governor Steve Beshear today joined the Ark Encounter LLC to announce the planned construction of a full-scale Noah’s Ark tourist attraction in northern Kentucky. Partnering with the Ark Encounter is Answers in Genesis, which is most widely known for its high-tech and popular Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky.

Scissorheads, rejoice! KY has a new source of income: fleecing the mouthbreathing rubes that want to see The Creation Museum (complete with Dino-riding early Christians) and The Flood.

We are excited to join with the Ark Encounter group as it seeks to provide this unique, family-friendly tourist attraction to the Commonwealth. Bringing new jobs to Kentucky is my top priority, and with the estimated 900 jobs this project will create, I am happy about the economic impact this project will have on the Northern Kentucky region.

– Gov. Beshear

The next attraction is Atlantis, showing how the wicked were destroyed.

(Kentucky Governor)

Will you be ready when the Zombies attack?

Glenn Beck is. He’s now shilling survivalist food rations for the inevitable uprising and doom that good Americans face:

“I want to talk to you about the changing world that we live in. I want to talk to you about a company that I found called Food Insurance,” Beck says in a segment of his radio show featured on Food Insurance’s website. “We have health insurance, this is real food insurance.”

“I finished my food storage, and I couldn’t believe how relieved I was,” Beck continues. “I remember sitting down on the stairs of the basement and looking at it, and thinking ‘I could lose my job, and my family will eat.’ Sometimes guys don’t realize how much pressure is on them.”

(Forbes estimates Beck made $32 million from March ’09 to March ’10.)

The Food Insurance website also features a video of Beck talking about how this is a “crazy” world. He says his staff and family all have the backbacks [sic], with “everything that you need in case the world goes to heck in a handbasket [sic].”

“Do the easy stuff now,” Beck says, in conclusion. “Prepare yourself for what we all hope won’t happen, but probably will, if you’re not prepared. Thanks.”

The company’s website says, “While your neighbors are struggling to find food, you will be dining on lasagna, beef stroganoff, and a variety of other delicious entrees. What’s more, this food will retain its nutritional value and freshness for up to ten years.”

So it’s just more of the GOP’s Screw you, I got mine.

(TPM)