Nerd Links of the Day: An End to Banksterism

Don’t just take your correspondent’s word that the American Colonies are a failed kleptocracy.

The MIT professor Simon Johnson, a former Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund and editor of the brilliant Baseline Scenario weblog, articulated quite clearly in May 2009 that the U.S. and A. was morphing into a banana republic. When emerging markets take a nosedive and creditors run for the hills the IMF usually has to pick up the pieces, lending money at concessionary interest rates in return for painful but necessary policy adjustments. These nations, like the Ukraine in 1994, Indonesia in 1997, and Russia in 1998, all got in trouble not because they were developing countries per se, but because powerful special interests had taken on too much risk while assuming (usually correctly) that their cronies in the government would clean up the inevitable mess.

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Hawkins is No Grizzly

Sometimes the news blindsides you. You’re just going about your day, helping old ladies across the street and/or taking care of business with lead pipe cruelty, and you hear the news.

Fresh off the opening weekend drubbing my bracket took (largely due to my homer-riffic pick of YOUR Montana Grizzlies in the Elite 8), and the news was once again not good.

Coach fired… AD fired… no replacements announced… not many details… new coaches should be in place by the end of the week (uh, that’s tomorrow; nothing like rushing a huge decision, eh guys?).

SERIOUSLY? It’s fucking March, folks. You don’t fire coaches in March, and you sure as shit don’t do it without someone waiting in the wings to take over one of the best football programs in the country. [Read more…]

How to Be Your Woman’s Hero

I honestly can’t believe they’ve made it this easy.

A couple of weeks ago, while watching early-tournament play in March Madness at a buddy’s house, I had a friend’s wife run me through Pinterest, the newest social network sensation. What I thought was just a Facebook for girls, it turns out is really a Facebook for girls.

I know! Imagine my surprise! [Read more…]

Nerd Link of the Day: Obamunism at the Last Chance Saloon

God will heal the worthy. Amputees are not worthy.
(Photo by Jason Reed/Reuters)

If one is unsure as to whether or not one lives in a laughable banana republic, there are certain clues such as:

  • A large and growing concentration of wealth among a small minority of the populace;
  • Capture of the regulatory and legislative processes by corrupt special interests;
  • A disproportionate number of incarcerated persons; or
  • Mindless devotion to nationalistic symbols like flags, anthems, and the military. Sound familiar??

HowEVAH, the one tell-tale sign that you live in a Krony Kapitalist Kleptocracy is that you can only get reliable news from the British.

While the BeeBeeCee still beams its World Service to benighted corners of the earth (like Mississippi), another venerable member of Her Majesty’s press is stepping up its coverage of the American Colonies. The Guardian newspaper, a well-endowed nonprofit organization whose mission is journalism rather than attracting eyeballs for advertising needless crap, has for several years been devoting more and more of its online coverage to events Across The Pond, to all of our benefit.

Here is the full transcript of Tuesday’s discussion of the constitutionality of the “Individual Mandate”, the cornerstone of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as a full report from Chris McGreal and analysis from Jim Newell, formerly of Gawker and now back at the brilliant Wonkette.

Nerd Link of the Day: Please Stop Apologizing!

As anyone on the editorial board of this intrepid publication can tell you, and as any one of our three readers would gladly tell you, ours is something of a “dirty” or “blue” publication, not due to bewbs and booty, but due to the, uh, colorful language we employ. As such, we’re not everyone’s cup of tea.

There are those who would tell you that using foul language in your writing means you couldn’t come up with anything better, that you’re not smart enough to make a case without resorting to shocking language which offends more than it informs.

Those people can fuck off and kiss my black ass.

I don’t feel the need to apologize for anything I write. If you don’t like the language, there are a million other blogs you can read which will have gentle unicorns prancing in a field of green grass while farting rainbows. You’re not going to get that here, and I’m not going to apologize.

Apologies have suddenly become all the rage in this country, and in today’s Nerd Link of the Day, comedian  Bill Maher has a very good read about apologies suddenly being the cure-all in this country, and just how ridiculously sensitive you people (what do you mean, “you people”?) have become.

Please Stop Apologizing by Bill Maher

Waterloo for Soshulist Obamacare

Later to-day, Johnny Roberts & The Supremes will hear the first of three days of oral arguments as to the constitutional validity of the Dreaded Obamacare, known in the librul media as the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (PPACA) which is  yet another instance of Those Damn Leftists denying me mah freedom to be a free-riding leech on the healthcare system whilst calling their treachery something innocuous like the “Patriot Act”.

At issue: Whether Congress and the Kenyan Prime Minister Barry Hussein Obama did An Unconstitutional Thing back in Twenty-Ten by requiring most ‘Mericans to purchase a qualifying health insurance plan or face a small tax penalty.

Presently, this newspaper’s low regard for the institution of Congress should be well established. Howevah, the amateur constitutional scholars on the Editorial Board remain unconvinced that the state Attorneys General will prevail against Tyranny, at least this time around, for the following reasons:  [Read more…]

Bronco Fans Get Rare Unity Opportunity

It’s been stressful as hell to be a Bronco fan the last seven years or so. It’s rare that a place in flyover country makes national news on the regular with quarterback maneuvers and play, but Denver’s had lots of national attention for all the wrong reasons for, well, as far back as I can really remember.

Sure, everyone remembers McCutlergate, but it goes back farther than that. [Read more…]

Debugging Treasury Propaganda, Part 3 of 13

Good morning, heathens.

Now that there is no more Tim Tebow drama for a while (until he tries his Xtian Soldier schtick on the New York media) the editors of this newspaper must return to our core competencies such as borderline RAYCESS jokes, wisecracks at the expense of hapless politicians, intentional mis-spellings, inappropriate capitalization, and the occasional semi-serious analysis of current events.

Make no mistake, the American Colonies are only in the beginning stages of the adjustment that inevitably befalls a world power once it meets with the business end of the word “unsustainable”. For examples, see Rome and Britain. The zenith of Real American dominance over the world was relatively short, commencing when it was basically the only large country left standing after the Second World War and jumping the shark sometime between Viet Nam and the 2003 Iraq invasion, depending on one’s perspective.

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3/21 Nerd Links of the Day

Oh to-day is a most heady day. Indeed, maybe the headiest of days!

Sir Timothy of Thiebaut has been commanded by God (John Elway) to preach His word in Noo Joisey, the armpit of America and a well-known Den of Vice.

Regular readers will already know that the editorial board of this celebrated web-zine holds Drew Magary in the highest regard, and his ongoing satire of the New York Jets now promises to become all the more brutal. Today’s reaction to the Tebow trade was instantaneous and magnificent.

In addition, for your daily laugh at Mittens Romney’s expense take a look at this:

Boom, roasted.

Fare Thee Well, Timothy

The time to go has come.

It is expected that today, Denver’s flirtation with the heavens will come to an end, as Timothy Richard Tebow, the polarizing figure at the sharp point of the Denver Broncos’ resurgence in 2011, will likely be dealt out of town to make room for — depending on who you’re hearing from — Peyton Manning’s forehead or John Elway’s ego, or both.

The truth is much less interesting than that. [Read more…]

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