Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Forgotten Man

Wow. Just Wow.
Michelle Malkin - Video: The Forgotten Man: "How would the Founding Fathers react to the fall of the constitutional republic and the rise of Barack Obama? Artist Jon McNaughton
puts it on canvas. Watch the video (I especially appreciate the criticism of Obama’s predecessor implicit in the clip and painting. As I’ve observed many times, the Big Government Republican paved and pre-socialized the way for the Big Government Democrat.)"

Have you purchased your print yet? I have. And you absolutely must check out the interactive version he has created here. Well done.

COTD: Afraid Not Bill

An Open Letter to Mr. Bill Gates | Watts Up With That?: "Dave Springer says:
September 11, 2010 at 12:35 am
Bill Gates writes:

“And everybody agrees that CO2 absorbs infrared radiation from the sun, which tends to produce a greenhouse effect.”

Afraid not, Bill. Everybody agrees that the surface absorbs shortwave radiation from the sun and the surface then emits it as infrared radiation which is absorbed primarily and overwhelmingly by atmospheric water vapor.

I’ve met Bill Gates and seen him speak on several occasions. Statements like this make his genius look like its limited to software architecture and monopoly-building."

Friday, September 10, 2010

Du'O (Part 7,493,835)

CNBC's Fast Money : Outlook Gloomy at Secret Billionaire Meeting - CNBC: "For 25 years, legendary Wall Street strategist Byron Wien, now with The Blackstone Group, has held summer meetings with high net worth individuals to get their outlook on the global economy and investing. This year’s group, totaling fifty individuals and including more than 10 billionaires, was decidedly pessimistic on the U.S. economy, investment opportunities and the Obama administration.

“They saw the United States in a long-term slow growth environment with the near-term risk of recession quite real,” said Wien, in a commentary to Blackstone clients. “The Obama administration was viewed as hostile to business and that discouraged both hiring and investment. Companies and entrepreneurs were reluctant to add workers because they didn’t know what their healthcare costs or taxes were going to be.”"