Nothing good will come from this.

The new mayor of New York City is a leftist’s wet dream come true.

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Cartoon yourself.

Does this mean that Bitstrips will need to pay patent money to Google?

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Clearly some of you are not feeling guilty enough.

Mrs. Cate wants to go see 12 Years a Slave.  No thanks (although she certainly doesn’t need my permission).  I won’t see that movie, for the same reason I didn’t go see The Passion of the Christ several years back. I don’t need to feed my brain with huge, color, 4K-digital depictions of bloody, savage brutality to know that it happened.  Besides that, it’s probably not as good a movie as the Oscar-baited critics make it out to be.

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Day One

About 40 store in Colorado, which previously had been medical marijuana dispensaries, began to sell pot to the general public today, which is now legal under state law.

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Even during the holidays…

… your stupid federal government does not waste an opportunity to act stupidly.

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ChromeBooks outsell MacBooks in 2013.

There are some seismic shifts underway in the portable computing realm (laptops, tablets, etc.).  This might explain why Microsoft is aggressively marketing against Google in this space, for all the good it will do them.  As Dave Winer noted recently, Microsoft foolishly killed the nascent netbook market, and now struggles with their poorly selling hybrid-tablet devices.

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Carry a condom, go to jail.

In New Orleans, the police can bust you for soliciting prostitution for carrying condoms. Oh well, at least under Obamacare, you won’t have to pay for the condoms…

or will you?

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The horses are on the track.

CD of the day:  Oscar Peterson — “The Paris Concert” (1978)

The presidential primaries begin in just a few hours.  The press desperately wants someone, anyone, to snatch Iowa away from Romney.  The very last thing they want is for Mitt to win it all early on.  If that happens, what the hell are they gonna report on for the next seven months?  Our Justice Dept. sending firearms into the hands of drug thugs in Mexico?  Green-energy ripoffs and kickbacks?  Battery-powered vehicles that explode?  Why, that’s crazy talk… ABCNBCCBSCNNMSNBC doesn’t give a shit about any of those things.

I, on the other hand, want Mitt to quickly assume the throne of Presumptive Nominee. Because of if the mainstream media doesn’t want it (whatever “it” is), then it’s a good thing.  I want Romney to wage a year-long battle against Obama.  Indeed, he seems to have already started.  But this is exactly what the press doesn’t want, especially that portion which is so in-the-tank for Obama’s reelection that it’s beyond the pale.  They want to see a bloody, protracted, intra-GOP war so that the general campaign can be that much shorter.

Let’s not give them that satisfaction.

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Life in Obamaland

It’s the Math, Stupid!: Seven Devastating Facts About 2012

Every day, the U.S. government takes in $6 billion and spends $10 billion. This means that every day the federal government spends $4 billion more dollars than it has.

The real unemployment rate is a jaw-dropping 11 percent.

Every fifth man you pass on your way to work is now out of work.

College graduates are now 34% less likely to find a job under Obama than they were under President George W. Bush.

Every seventh person you pass on the sidewalk now relies on food stamps.

The ravages of the Obama economy now mean that more Americans live under the federal poverty line than at any time in U.S. history since records have been kept.

Under President Barack Obama, every fifth child in America now lives in poverty.

How’s that hope-changey stuff working out for you?  Man, were you people ever sold a bill of goods.  (many supporting links at the referenced article)

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I hereby resolve…

… to not wait until October to do my taxes this year.  In fact, I hope to whip it out as soon as my W-2’s and 1099’s arrive.

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