Archive for November, 2010

wikileaks is hillary clinton behind this?

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

how did wikileaks acquire their recent diplomatic dump and from whom. did hillary’s department loose it? or are the clintons behind this? you know, it’s always easy to launch yet another clinton conspiracy theory. but by damaging barack obama (even more than he already has been with the recent loss of the house of representatives in congress) perhaps someone is laying the foundation for obama to be a one term president.

then there’s always the bush conspiracy theory. because you know, the bushes are behind everything. but the more plausible, realistic theory is that either general mcchrystal or someone else among his recently discredited posse leaked bits and pieces of these wikileaks diplomatic cables.

einstürzende neubauten cancel u.s. tour

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

blixa, alexander hacke and gang (aka einstürzende neubauten –or einstuerzende neubauten to those lacking umlauts on their computer keyboards) have canceled their north american tour. which presumably includes the u.s. and canada. but i don’t recall their tour dates including a show in mexico. the press release is below. screaming caps and all:

EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN HAVE TO CANCEL NORTH AMERICAN THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY SHOWS

It is with great regret that Einstürzende Neubauten announce the
cancellation of their planned thirtieth anniversary appearances in Los
Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto and New York. While the US
Department of Homeland Security did issue approvals for the band’s
visas, it was not done in time to secure the appointments at the
overseas embassies and consulates that represent the necessary final
step in the process.

The band members are tremendously disappointed by this turn of events and wish to thank all those fans who purchased tickets for these
performances for their support. The band would have loved to do the
tour and meet their overseas fans. Because this tour was a
time-sensitive production, it will not be rescheduled. Ticketholders
can obtain refunds from their point of purchase.

what’s happened to ireland

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

the country has an unemployment rate of 14%, while far lower than the 20% in spain, it’s seemingly struggling a bit more. in 2009, christopher caldwell, who alternately contributes to the financial times and the weekly standard, wrote a lengthy piece on the new irish troubles that still englightens.

prior to the big bust of 2008–the one no one dares refers to as a depression, almost 80% of people in ireland owned their own houses (or apartments–we here choose never to refer to an apartment as a house).

now germany, and presumably france, who unwillingly lined up to assist greece last spring by forking over 20B a piece–about 250 per taxpaper’s head just in time to usher in the summer, are about to open their pocket books again. –pocket books. antiquated word. we know.

now, santa has approached these countries once again, in search of a handout. presumably the netherlands and the other eu countries will chip in –minus the other places whose populations gorged themselves on apartments and houses they couldn’t afford and placed all their financial aid in construction (a thinly veiled reference to spain and portugal.)

new yorkers confirm they’re not that cool

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

new yorkers are up in arms regarding the new bike lanes that michael bloomberg, dictator of the city, has imposed on manhattan. business owners are pissed off that delivery trucks can just roll up and roll stuff into their shops.

so much for getting americans out of their cars. and gradually getting people to acclimate themselves to the fact that oil will probably vanish sometime in the next 50 years.

food for thought

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

could you legitimately call yourself an internet entrepreneur and actually endeavour to launch a social networking website if you had never heard of foursquare?

not that foursquare, a god send for those obsessed with stalking and location marketing, is that important given that only about 1% of americans and even less of people outside the u.s. use it

see, there are racists in new england too

Friday, November 12th, 2010

this post should be subheadlined: a postal worker doesn’t go postal. gawker broke this story. although apparently the video is also on youtube. guess the people in MA aren’t so tolerant afterall.

county by county map of nov 2, 2010 election

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

with this county by county map, you can see that carly fiorina grabbed the most land in the election, but barbara boxer took the big cities.

marco rubio’s acceptance speech

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

here’s a clearer video version of senator rubio’s acceptance speech courtesy of cspan.

john boehner moves closer to speaker of the house role

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

john boehner, from the u.s. state of ohio gave a teary-eyed speech that doubled as a victory speech and a move towards laying the foundation for his move to becoming the speaker of the house now that the GOP have taken over the house of represenatives. you can watch him speak on cspan.org.