Via the genius of IBD’s Michael Ramirez

Some Friday and weekend articles and headlines of interest:

Wired: Meet the Genius Behind the Trillion-Dollar Coin and the Plot to Breach the Debt Ceiling

Chicago Tribune: World War II veteran gets duffel bag back after almost 70 years

CNS: U.S. Treasury Says It Balanced Budget in December—Yet Hit Debt Limit on Dec. 31 During Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Nolte: David Gregory Skates on Gun Magazine Charges

Weekly Standard: Mark “I cheated on my wife with a girlfriend in Argentina” Sanford Running for Congress

Human Events: Jindal proposes Eliminating Louisiana Income and Corporate Taxes

BBC: ‘Holocaust ashes’ painting: Poland opens investigation

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  1. Alain41 says:

    Another reason to not treat an act of war as a normal crime – NY Post editorial re Benghazi ‘investigation’: “…Time magazine quotes a senior Libyan activist: “There is no Libyan investigation. There is not even a will to investigate.” For understandable reasons: Benghazi’s chief investigator was kidnaped from his car, and the chief of police was murdered. And North African countries reportedly are refusing to cooperate with the FBI….”

    Re Kate’s portrait; Need to declare this year’s Dorian Gray competition over and award the prize to Kate’s portraitist.

  2. Patricia says:

    Love Ramirez – great cartoon. I thought Tammy’s analogy of the coin with Lincoln on one side and Obama on the other was the best. People who pay no attention to news are surprised when they get their paychecks. Those of us who are monthly salaried employees are holding our breath. From Gateway Pundit: Ouch! Americans Feel the Pain With the Obama Payroll Tax Hike

  3. Alain41 says:

    The U.S. National Climate Assessment is Coming!!! The sky is falling due to global warming, batten down the hatches and cap carbon emissions!

    I can’t stand these awful ‘Reports’ that are given the imprimateur of, It’s the Government! that found this, we must act now! No time to waste! This report which was first performed in 2000(outgoing Clinton), not performed during Bush’s years and then performed for the 2nd time in 2009 (Obama), will now be issued for the 3rd time (following Obama’s reelection). How many guesses that it will say We Must Act Now for Our Children or they’ll suffer horribly from global warming. The MIT letter to Obama saying you must act now on global warming, now looks like it’s the opening salvo in a coordinated publicity attack – first academia, second the government bureaucrats, third the States (Democrat Governors)?, fourth the UN and EU ?, fifth the MSM ?, sixth a Religious Council ?

    Besides, Republicans having to stand up to this societal killing power grab. (And by Republicans I mean conseratives). This also points up the soft core at the heart of establishment Republicans, eg, Bush didn’t do this but the Republicans did not kill the actual requirement for it to be done.

    • makeshifty says:

      Re. the MIT letter to Obama

      According to Richard Lindzen, a climatologist at MIT, the statements that the administration at MIT makes about global warming don’t even match what the IPCC says. They strongly resemble a game of “telephone.” Personally I wouldn’t take seriously any of the statements put out by groups that supposedly represent scientists, because they’re politically motivated. They’re headed by current or former members of Greenpeace, or similar groups, or they’re on the gov’t dole. The science on the subject has been politicized to such a degree it’s difficult to make out what the science really is.

  4. Alain41 says:

    WaPo/Bloomberg news article on people withdrawing money from their 401(k) retirement plans to pay current bills. Article focuses entirely on ‘saving for retirement vs paying current bills’ and doesn’t make a peep about WHY people are doing this (could it be oh, the OBAMA ECONOMY!). The blind media mice strike again.

  5. Alain41 says:

    Spain’s banks troubles increase.

    “The level of bad debt in Spanish banks has surged to a new record as more than one in nine loans is likely to not being repaid… The bank attributed the rise to Spain’s record unemployment which reached 25 percent at the end of 2012, leaving a rising number of individuals and companies unable to repay their debts… Experts believe more debt going bad is likely to bring down additional Spanish banks as they are estimated to be sitting on more than 100 billion euros in risky mortgages.”

  6. Alain41 says:

    And now my 5th post on this topic (but who’s counting).

    Mark Steyn column contains this info. that Democrats are now considering Mark Twain’s century old advice:

    “…The trillion-dollar-groat fever rang a vague bell with me. Way back in 1893, Mark Twain wrote a short story called “The Million Pound Bank Note,” which in the Fifties Ronald Neame made into a rather droll film. A penniless American down and out in London (Gregory Peck) is presented by two eccentric Englishmen (Ronald Squire and Wilfrid Hyde-White) with a million-pound note which they have persuaded the Bank of England to print in order to settle a wager. One of the English chaps believes that simple possession of the note will allow the destitute Yank to live the high life without ever having to spend a shilling. And so it proves. He goes to the pub for lunch, offers the note, and the innkeeper explains that he’s unable to make change for a million pounds, but is honored to feed him anyway. He then goes to be fitted for a suit, and again the tailor regrets that he can’t provide change for a million pounds but delightedly measures him for dress suits, silk shirts, and all the rest. I always liked the line Mark Twain’s protagonist uses on a duke’s niece he’s sweet on: He tells her “I hadn’t a cent in the world but just the million pound note.” …”

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