Teh Squeaky Wheel
Mac’s thread pic suggests that, from a hound’s standpoint, fetch > yoga. (As a non-dog, I concur.)
Got. Nothin’. Else.
Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa!
Day two of the atmospheric research program starts in a bit. It will be interesting to see how my lab group performs in lab -- who knows what, who is competent at manipulating equipment and following directions, etc.
Hai, Paddy, hope you have an engaging and fun day of it!
Sign of the times on too many supermarket products:
Which is code for: “We’ve reduced the portion size and/or modified the mix of ingredients again so we didn’t have to jack-up the retail price enough to hurt sales and we really hope you don’t notice our chicanery, dumbass.”
Remember when you could go to the market and buy a 1/2 gallon of ice cream? Good times, good times.
Hell…I remember when we could afford to buy gasoline by the gallon. 😉
What central banks and corrupt government do:
I haven’t decided whether or not I’ll watch live coverage of Koskinen’s testilying [sic] before the House Oversight Committee beginning at 7:00 EDT today.
Frankly I’m at the point where the only outcome I’d find satisfactory is the IRS Commish being perp-walked to the Capitol jail for contempt and left there until he comes clean.
Although I might settle for Rob Woodall, our skanky-assed, unaccountable, prevaricating Rep -- who’s on the Committee and likes to convene his Potempkin (i.e., pre-vetted questions) townhall meetings “in Jesus’ name” -- suffering a fatal coronary or brain aneurism.
Hearing just getting started:
Update @ 7:45:
I’ve had enough of the damned procedure and posturing; I’d like to serially slap each and every tool in that hearing room ala Moe Howard. I’ll just wait for the lowlights reels tomorrow. Bah!
The Ruby Ridge and Filegate hearings were like that. They were almost unbearable to watch but seeing how the press distorted the story for the evening news I knew I had to follow it. I was very sorry to see John Glen sell his integrity for a last trip into space. The only upside was his disappearance from the national scene after he was paid off. I think even the liberals were embarrassed.
I guess he had no integrity or he would not have sold it but he had the image of a man with such. He showed quite clearly he was not.
The Waco hearings were the same thing, as were F&F.
Hiya, Mac --
They were almost unbearable to watch but seeing how the press distorted the story for the evening news I knew I had to follow it.
I’m most appreciative that we now have media alternatives, some of whom are reasonably honest brokers. And there’re fact-checkers for the fact-checkers. On a scandal like this, it’s pretty much fact-checkers all the way down. 😉
Screw the entire Oversight Committee; none of them are behaving as though they actually want to get to the bottom of this…just like F&F, Benghazi, etc. They score some points with the chumps who remain their respective “bases”, but nobody faces any real consequences for their immoral and/or illegal activities.
Because fvck you, that’s why.
Well, I still have a man crush on Trey Gowdy.
It’s some good theater and would be most amusing except that it’s not. I have lots of unanswered questions: let’s see the procedure for reporting an inoperable laptop; let’s see how it was reported, to whom, and what paperwork went along with it; let’s see the tech’s report as to what caused it to fail (my guess is that Lois Lerner ran it over with a truck); what policies or procedures govern IRS employee backups of their laptop; what other information is unbacked up besides emails on employee machines, etc..
I do love the fact that it would have cost $10M to put in a full archive system, money which the IRS didnt have, altho they had $85M to hand out as bonuses.
If this was a private business handling their records in the same fashion faced with some unexpected problem offering up the same scenario to the IRS or any other govt agency, they’d be toast. Sarbanes-Oxley? Never heard of it.
It almost seems as if there is one standard for the govt and another for the rest of us.
Happy Mexicans are taking to the streets of LA to celebrate some world cup win. By ‘celebrate’ I mean they are waving huge Mexican flags, blocking traffic, jumping on people’s cars as they attempt to drive by, and chanting stuff. So far, nothing is burning.