Archive | May, 2013

CBC – “Everybody gets subsidies in this country in one way or another…”

29 May

What he means is:

“Everybody in this country subsidizes CBC in one way or another…”

CBC receives more than $1-billion annually in government subsidies to support its activities, which include radio, conventional and satellite television, and Internet services with programming in English and French and eight Aboriginal languages.

“Everybody gets subsidies in this country in one way or another,” Mr. Dark said. “What I would say is that our digital properties are commercial and we compete with folks in these markets for ad dollars and that’s how we support those assets.”

Only a state broadcaster can afford to turn down revenue…

Financial Post

Ethical Oil – Fueling the Obama Economy

29 May

Oil companies paid the most in taxes

… last year Exxon and Chevron ranked in the top two companies that paid the most in taxes. ConocoPhillips ranked sixth in terms of taxes paid, reports USA Today. In 2012, Exxon paid $31.05 billion, Chevron paid $20 billion, and ConocoPhillips paid $7.94 billion.

“The oil and gas industry gets no subsidies, zero, nothing,” said Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute — the nation’s largest oil and gas lobby. “We get cost-recovery benefits, much like other industries. You can go down the road of allowing economic activity, generating hundreds of billions to the government, or you can take the alternative route by trying to extract new revenue from industry by increasing their cost to do business.”

Meanwhile…

In fact, the big three oil companies paid multiples more, in both total dollars and effective tax rates, than such administration favorites as Apple, Google and General Electric.

Daily Caller

Allen West and Ted Cruz Are Crazzzy…

27 May

But right…

Soviet agents subverted US in 1930s

“Americans have been betrayed … by our leaders going back to FDR’s administration in the 1930s because we were penetrated by Soviet agents to such an extent that our policies and, indeed I argue, our character as a nation was subverted,” she explained in an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas about her book, “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character.”

Related..

Too Bad Joe McCarthy drank too much…

Daily Caller

 

Hillary Clinton – Lying Liar

24 May

What difference, at this point, does it make….

Hillary Clinton Fired for Lies, Unethical Behavior

Why?

Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said in an interview last week. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”

Was?

 

via IHTM

Tornado Outbreaks Blamed On Global Cooling – or Warming

21 May

1975…

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2013

Democratic senator uses Okla. tornado for anti-GOP rant over global warming…

 

Or it could be just springtime in Oklahoma

 

IHTM

“It turns out we’ve been China for a while”

21 May

Thomas Friedman is famous for musing that he wishes America could be China for a day…

A Crisis of Authority

Democracy is in peril: That is an emerging theme of the liberal left’s response to the Obama scandals. The argument misses the point, no doubt deliberately. What we are witnessing now is not a crisis of democracy but a crisis of authority. The administrative state, in thrall to a decadent cultural elite, has lost the consent of the governed.

Is democracy in peril? Is it really true that “we can’t be trusted” with America’s “brave and creative and unique experiment in self-rule.” That all depends on what the president meant by “we.”

WSJ

Qu’est-ce que c’est Crash?

20 May

Great Moments in French Socialism…

…Then as France slips further into recession and as their non-performing loans increase and as their massive amount of securitizations rapidly decline in value; their banking system will come under extreme pressure. Much is hidden and cloaked in France but bills that must be paid will begin to take their toll and the uncounted liabilities do not disappear just because no one adds them up correctly. France, in my view, is a powder keg waiting for some fuse to be lit and it will not be a Belle Epoch Ball at Versailles when it does. There will be fireworks aplenty but no cheering crowd to accompany them.

Tick Tock…

Zero Hedge

When They Say “Youths” They Mean “Muslims”…

20 May

Riots in Stockholm suburb over police shooting

Gangs of youth Muslims angered by the police shooting death of an elderly man hurled rocks at police and set cars and buildings on fire in a Stockholm suburb early Monday, forcing the evacuation of an apartment block.

Around 50 youths Muslims were involved in the riots in the suburb of Husby, west of Stockholm, police spokesman Lars Bystrom said.

Husby is one of several neighborhoods of apartment blocks in western Stockholm occupied primarily by immigrants Muslims.

“I understand that people Mulsims react like this,” said Rami Al-Khamisi from the organization Megafonen, which represents citizens in Stockholm’s suburbs.

If you won’t identify the problem, you can’t solve it…

AP

Notice that they are not calling for Democracy or Freedom…

15 May

Obama’s Jihad in Syria

Barack Obama has given over $300 million to Syrian fighters, on record. This does not even count the money that was given to them from classified budgets or his recent promise of lethal weapons. Jihadists were also allowed to take sophisticated weapons from the Libyan army and transport them to Turkey, a country that is harboring and aiding the fighters. It is widely speculated that the US ambassador was trying to stop these arms shipments out of Libya. Al-Nusra is a jihadist group which is run by some of the same people who ran “Al-Qaeda in Iraq.”

Any chance the weapons in question were being warehoused in a CIA annex just down the road from the Benghazi consulate?

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1913235018001/mysterious-libyan-ship-linked-to-deadly-terror-attack/

Atlas Shrugs, Fox News

Remember When “Heroes” Stormed Beaches and Killed Commies…

14 May

Gay Magical Elves

The reign of The Gay Man as Magical Elf, who whenever he comes out appears before us as some kind of saintly E.T. whose sole purpose is to be put in the position of reminding us only about Tolerance and Our Own Prejudices and To Feel Good About Ourselves and to be a symbol instead of just being a gay dude, is—lamentably—still in media play.

Who the fuck is Jason Collins?

OUT via LA TImes

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