Thursday, July 02, 2015

Macy's is now going to #DumpTrump

It seems the problems are getting "huuuge" for Captain Combover.
Macy's said in a statement that the retailer is "disappointed and distressed" by Trump's remarks and will end its relationship with him.

Macy's has carried a Donald Trump menswear line since 2004, including $70 button down-shirts and $65 striped ties. Most items were heavily discounted on Macy's website on Wednesday.
I think running for President might be the biggest mistake Trump has made in years. He has lost millions in business deals in a few weeks and he is merely one of like a 100 GOP candidates and will probably drop out before the end of the year.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Great the F-35 is a Piece of Crap: That sound you heard was the Ruskies and Red Chinese licking their Chops

It might be another case of the Sherman tank vs. the Tiger tank.
We’ve heard of significant shortcomings before with the fighter jet that’s supposed to be America’s future, but this is just as bad as it gets. The F-35 performed so dismally in a dogfight, that the test pilot remarked that the it had pretty much no place fighting other aircraft within visual range.

And it’s even worse than a mere maneuverability issue. At one point, the pilot’s helmet was so big he couldn’t even turn his head inside the cockpit.

Wait, What? Red Chinese Might Come to Greek Aid? #grexit

I guess Red China could just buy the whole of their debt and annex it if they wanted to.
Premier Li Keqiang, in Europe on a day when financial markets took fright that Greece might leave the euro, said China and the world wanted to see Athens remain in the currency area and that China would continue to buy euro zone debt.

Following his first summit with top EU officials, Li declined to say whether Beijing could come to Greece's aid with loans, but commented: "China is ready to play a constructive role." 
They could pretty much monetize all of the Greece's debt and make them Far Western China with their walking-around money if they wanted to. It still boggles my mind that all this capital destruction of the past few days is over several billion in bailout money. I mean Apple could conceivably bail out Greece if they wanted to with just a small hit to their cash hoard.

Trump Losing Friends Fast Because of his Immigrant Bashing: NBC Runs Away as fast as possible #DumpTrump

Well I'm glad people are running away from this idiot.
NBC is ending its long relationship with Donald Trump in the wake of the presidential hopeful’s recent comments about Mexican immigrants.

NBC said it will no longer carry the Trump-produced Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. Nor will he return to host “Celebrity Apprentice.”

“Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump,” NBC said in a statement. “’Celebrity Apprentice’ is licensed from Mark Burnett’s United Artists Media Group and that relationship will continue.”
Yeah calling people coming over the border rapists can do that for someone. I'm glad his bombastic comments are finally coming back to haunt him. I think running for President is going to be quite a big mistake for the Donald. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sarah Palin out at Fox News: Maybe our Long National Nightmare has Finally Come to an End

Maybe she will be relegated to the dust bin of history at long last.
Fox News, which helped the polarizing former Alaska governor remain in the spotlight as a regular contributor after Sen. John McCain's (and his running mate's) defeat in the 2008 presidential election, did not renew Mrs. Palin's contract, Politico's Mike Allen first reported. Her exit brings an end to a cable staple conservatives have loved and liberals have loved to hate.
I'm just glad her annoying voice will not have a place to spout off about nonsense anymore. Whenever I saw her on Fox News I immediately changed the channel. Now she will still hang around at conservative forums and such because she is still a draw for whatever reason. However, she will reduced to a sound bite which will be fine with me.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New Term: Social Media Speed; the Confederate Flag Ban Version

Now this is change that is strait-up stunning.
Prominent U.S. flag makers said on Tuesday they will stop manufacturing and selling Confederate battle flags in the wake of last week's attack on worshipers at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Reggie VandenBosch, vice president of sales at the privately owned Valley Forge Flag, said the Pennsylvania-based company came to the decision as pressure grew on South Carolina to remove the banner from outside the State House in Columbia. 
You add to this the fact that Amazon, Sears, Wal-Mart, and EBay have taken all their confederate flag merchandise off the shelves at once. The S. Carolina legislature will probably end up sending the flag to a museum soon and other legislatures will probably be pressured into it. This all happened in 5 days. 

You have to hand all of this to Twitter and Facebook. The gap between event and action has moved at lightning speed. What is bad though is that the next event will turn everyone's heads and nothing long term will be done. You can ban the Stars-and-bars as a feel good measure but mental health as not been addressed. Even a background check might not have caught this latest psycho-killer. In any case change happens so fast nowadays it really is a marvel to watch.

KFC Tender Not a Rat just Weird Piece of Chicken

I figured it wasn't a rat.
KFC tells ABC News that last week “the customer’s attorney turned over the product in question for testing at an independent lab, and the results officially confirmed what KFC knew all along — the product was chicken and not a rat as he claimed.”
Well at least they guy turned it over so it could be tested. KFC had a tough time trying to get any kind of statement from the guy earlier.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Wait de Blasio is Sending Cops with Desk Jobs into the the Worst Precincts? Could it be Revenge for Turning their backs on Him?

Wow, this guy needs some referendum and recall directed toward him.
Many of the All Out cops have been working desk jobs for a decade or more, so everyone underwent a two-day refresher course to get them familiar with the violence – and crime – plagued neighborhoods they have to patrol.

The crash course wasn’t nearly enough to prepare the cops for the dangers of facing down perps emboldened by de Blasio’s crackdown on stop-and-frisk and his anti-police rhetoric, sources said.
So de Blasio ramps up the criminal element by disrespecting the cops and shutting down stop-and-frisk then he sends guys that have earned a desk job right to the wolves? I mean these desk job cops worked a beat when they were young men and have earned the desk job and easier time of things. Instead they are pushed onto the streets because I guess there is a shortage of cops or something.

I guess this must be de Blasio's way of revenge for turning their backs on him at public funerals and such. Someone needs to match up a list of the back-turners and a list of the desk job cops being put onto the street. They might match up.

Hmm Lester Holt at Nightly News Might Be Something Worth Watching

I kind of like the emphasis on technology and the new media.
As audiences change habits to accommodate the rise of streaming video and mobile devices, Holt sees opportunity to try new things and experiment with ways to deliver information. He has taken to Facebook to interview correspondents, and experimented with Periscope, the live-streaming video app, on set. “We are still feeling it out,” he said. “I want people to know me a little more in ways that I can’t always express in a half-hour broadcast. That’s the direction I think we are all going in.” He also expects “NBC Nightly News” to emphasize coverage of technology and Silicon Valley, and wants to make regular trips to anchor the broadcast from California.
Sounds like a way to make the news more contemporary like Jimmy Fallon does for the Tonight Show. I'll see how it goes.

Friday, June 19, 2015

I Like Ran Pauls Tax Plan. You mean lower income Americans will Pay Zero Taxes?

This plan needs to be seriously looked into.
So taxpayers at the bottom would already pay much less than 14.5%. But because Paul would repeal the payroll tax, keep the earned income tax credit and grant an income tax exemption Gleckman calls generous, bottom-rung taxpayers “would pay an average effective federal tax rate of close to zero, or perhaps even below zero,” Gleckman writes. 
Sounds good. That amounts to a raise for every American if they repeal the payroll tax. Most people will get like a $1000 or more a year extra that they can spend on something productive.
This part is hilarious though
Paul’s plan would come at a cost — The Tax Foundation projects it would increase the deficit by between $1 trillion and $3 trillion over a decade.  
This of course ignores the growth from people spending more on something that they need instead of giving their money to Washington so that Capitol Hill fat cats can waste it. I never understood the idea that people freak out when the Government gets less tax money. That means that people are keeping more of their pay and that should be a good thing. Especially if those people are lower income because they spend a larger percentage of their take-home pay.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Clippers New Logo: Hmm, I kind of Like It.

It seems the logo is being taken apart in social media.

It does look a little like a logo for a tech firm or something but I kind of like it. The red and blue have a nice contrast to one another and you can see it clearly. I like the block letters and the red and blue lines as well. The whole effect seems pretty modern and clean. 

Brian Williams Demoted to MSNBC: Maybe they Should Give him a Bill O'reilly-Like Show before Maddow

It seems that Brian Williams will be tossed to MSNBC.
Williams, who served as the anchor of NBC’s flagship evening news program from 2004 to February of 2015 before being suspended for reporting exaggerations, will contribute across MSNBC programming covering breaking news, adding to the network’s hard news pivot over the last year away from pure opinion programming.
They could make it a mix of late breaking news and opinion followed by celebrity interviews. Maybe Williams can ask some of the celebs about the news of the day. It would be interesting to watch Ben Affleck one day and then Angela Merkel the next. I would actually watch such a show as my "echo-chamber breaker" now that Jon Stewart is leaving the Daily Show.