A Tutorial on Running Garb February 14, 2016Posted by geoff in News.
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Doing it wrong:
A shot of participants in a Guinness World Record attempt at “Most Runners in High Heels.” (Melbourne, Australia) From The Telegraph.
Doing it right:
A shot of contestants in the Cupid’s Undie Run (Melbourne, Australia). From The Telegraph.
Aaaannnddd It’s Official February 13, 2016Posted by geoff in News.
We’re in Cold War II:
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said his country is in a new Cold War with the U.S. and its allies, underscoring the tenuous level of trust that’s putting a day-old plan for a truce in Syria at risk.
I guess when Hillary presses a “Restart” button, she really bears down.
Nuts and Bolts February 13, 2016Posted by Retired Geezer in Economics, Love.
Mrs. Peel can probably Womansplain this to us.
A Brief Review of Deadpool February 12, 2016Posted by geoff in News.
Very vulgar and very funny. Hard to hear some of the lines (particularly in the first third of the movie), so I’m going to have to buy the Blu-Ray to watch it again with subtitles. It was that funny. Archer funny.
Good action and, well, really funny.
What a Difference a Day Makes February 11, 2016Posted by Retired Geezer in Family, Music.
An amazing performance by an eight-year-old girl.
The White House’s FY2017 Budget: Deficits February 11, 2016Posted by geoff in News.
Yesterday we saw that the government spending was going to increase to over 22% of GDP and seemed to be continuing upward. You might well ask what that bodes for deficits. Well, it turns out that the White House is not projecting a significant increase in deficits – only about 2.5% in the future:
The only way this can be true is if they’re projecting a lot of revenue, which they are:
The White House’s FY2017 Budget: Outlays February 10, 2016Posted by geoff in News.
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You’ve probably heard that the president’s spending budget for FY2017 is a record-setting $4.1 trillion. But the number itself doesn’t tell you much – you need to compare it to the GDP for it to be meaningful. And of course looking at the number for one year doesn’t give you any context.
What you need, my friend, is a chart:
Yes, the Obama administration is happily projecting expenditures that, with the exceptions of the Great Recession and WWII, are among the highest we’ve ever seen. And they don’t seem to be temporary like the previous high points – it looks like they’re here to stay.
[Over the next few days I’ll be posting on some of the other aspects of the budget.]
A Philosophical Defense of the Right to Bear Arms February 8, 2016Posted by Sobek in News.
I present to you an essay that I started formulating in my head as I read about a Danish teenager who is being fined by her government for fighting off a rapist. This is an essay in six parts, entitled, “A Philosophical Defense of the Right to Bear Arms.”
Export Growth Continues to Defy President February 8, 2016Posted by geoff in News.
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The president’s promise to double exports in 5 years expired almost a year ago. Even so, I’ve continued to track exports just to see if there’s any life there. After all, the president told us all that growing exports was a critical part of his economic recovery plan, so for him to take credit for the modest recovery we (belatedly) see today, you’d think that exports would eventually be showing strong growth.
But as with all things Obama, what he touches* turns to poop. Here’s your poop for the day:
*I don’t think he actually has to touch it. He can just look at it, or mention it, or walk by it…
Designated Driving; Extreme Precocious Style February 8, 2016Posted by geoff in News.
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There were a lot of anti-drunk driving ads during the Super Bowl yesterday. Apparently one Wisconsin couple really took them to heart:
A drunk Wisconsin couple is facing felony charges after allegedly letting a nine-year-old girl drive them home in an attempt to avoid a DUI.
When Polk County deputies pulled the car over, they found Eggert’s nine-year-old daughter behind the wheel and an 11-month-old baby strapped in a car seat.