Friday, March 27, 2009

Comedy Gold on the GOP "Budget" (4291765) House GOP unveils its budget of fiscally responsible unicorns and market-driven rainbows

And don't forget that their "real" alternative budget is going to be released on April 1. No, I am not kidding.

Sometimes this shit just writes itself.

Ruben Navarette takes on Obama - Like I give a fuck

Commentary: Obama is flunking economics -
According to the pundits, Obama is supposed to pick up the slack and seal the deals that Geithner can't seem to close. However, anyone who tuned into this week's press conference has to wonder whether the president hasn't lost his touch. The popular narrative from conservatives -- that Obama stumbles when he is off the teleprompter -- is becoming more believable.

When asked by a reporter about whether his budget would blow up the deficit and stick future generations with the bill, Obama got defensive and turned his answer into a slam against Republicans and then obfuscated his way through the rest of the question.

When CNN's Ed Henry asked the president why it took him so long to publicly condemn the more than $150 million in AIG bonuses, as opposed to New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo who turned the issue into a national outrage, Obama appeared to take a swipe at Cuomo, a fellow Democrat, by saying: "I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak."

Hard to picture someone that has picked up more conservative talking points more quickly than Ruben Navarrette.

History of Business Intelligence

As keen readers of this blog my cats know, I am a business intelligence analyst for a direct mail company. This came in my inbox today from the nice folks at Microsoftand I thought it was interesting so I am passing it along.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Baffling Behaviour

Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » A Quick Explanation for the GOP Seppuku Today
So when GOP operatives are running around telling the Politico “We need to hold something up and say, ‘Here are our charts. Here are our graphs. It’s real,” the reason they ‘need’ to just throw out something, anything, is because they know they got bitch-slapped. And rather than just lay low and wait a week and come out with an actual budget, they couldn’t, because they are operating at a level of emotional maturity equal to a 12 year old.

And that is why they went out and made fools of themselves today, even when they don’t even agree internally on the budget they claim to be putting together.

I have to admit that this pathetic little dog and pony show had me completely baffled until I read the above piece. The GOP is made up of a bunch of middle school kids. Explains the last 8 years too.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My Take on the Obama Press Conference


Obama's Press Conference - Blog Comment of the day so far

sgwhiteinfla over at Balloon Juice
I am going to need a cigarette after this presser. And I don’t even smoke!

These media bubbleheads have no idea what to do with a President that has a worldview bigger than his ranch and a plan that goes out longer than the next quarter.

Even Katie Couric gets it. She said that he is "doing what he does best, taking it to the american people". The more he can show the media gasbags up as the disingenuous assholes that they are the more chance we have at getting past all this gotcha bullshit.

I am loving this!

Greg Gutfeld -- Still a fuckwad

Twitter / GregGutfeld: My apologies to the Canadi ...
My apologies to the Canadian military, they probably could at least beat the Belgians.9:55 AM Mar 22nd from web
The mind reels

Monday, March 23, 2009

Red Eye Fuckwads

I have such a hard time putting into words the complete nausea I felt watching this.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hulu advertisement with alec baldwin as alien

For some reason I think this is a great commercial. Not sure why it works from me but it really does.

Stupid Facebook Groups

I am constantly amazed by the number of people that will believe just about anything they read on the internet. A case in point this group, ,
that is against turning facebook into a paysite. This sounds like a reasonable thing until you sit down and analyse what it would mean for the business model that the place is built on.

Turning facebook into a paysite would be among the stupidest business decisions that has been made in a long long time--and let's face it there have been some doozies lately. It makes a fortune as it is now and it is only worth what it is because it IS a free site, or rather an ad supported site since TANSTAAFL. If it had 1% of the users that it does, which would be my guess if it went to even a modest pay to play structure then it would be worth virtually nothing.

Facebook prides itself on its ability to target ads based on our interests and demographic details. That is one of the biggest pluses in its business model. If I am an advertiser and someone can promise me that I can deliver their ad to only 47 yr old pudgy single white guys that have good jobs and live near a mall owned by the soon to be gone GGP (hmmm sounds familiar), then I am going to pay them a very nice premium to place that ad. If you take away the diversity of markets on facebook you take away the very reason that any advertiser gives a shit about the place and thus you take away the profitability in the business model. If you take away the profitability no one would want to buy the place.

Mark Zuckerberg is many things but stupid is not among them. It would be exceedingly stupid to kill the goose that is laying billions of golden eggs in his bank account.

This isn't to say that the people that join this group are stupid, I think they are sincere, I just think that there isn't any realistic chance that it would happen.