Monthly Archives: September 2008

To Be Filed Under ‘DUH!’

A judge has ruled that cheaper drinks for women at bars don’t discriminate against men. Well, not straight men, anyway.

The suit was filed by an attorney named Roy Den Hollander, who is described as a “crusader against feminism.”

What a misguided moron. Any man who’s ever been to a bar on “ladies night” will tell you that there’s nothing to the point of the whole thing that has anything to do with feminism. It’s not like these chicks are getting drunk and then going to a Jane Fonda speech or to an auction of Bella Abzug’s old hats or anything like that. As a matter of fact, many of them end up with men!

“Ladies night” is feminist Kryptonite, and I for one am happy to see justice prevail.

Next in Line for a Bailout: Oprah’s Mother

Too bad this woman doesn’t know anybody with a lot of money who could help her out of this jam:

Oprah Winfrey’s mother should not have to pay a high-end fashion store the more than $150,000 it says it is owed because the store extended credit despite knowing her troubles managing debt, according to a new court filing.

Since Oprah is good friends with Obama, maybe the duo can help mom out.

Oprah, find out if your mom can go live with Barack’s half-brother.

The Sun Sets

The slow death of print continues…

The New York Sun, which began publication seven years ago as a more conservative alternative to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, printed its last newspaper this morning.

Too bad, but inevitable. Many, many others will follow. The Sun’s problem was that they began publication right around the time print started its decline, so they were doomed from the start.

The Sun would have needed tens of millions of dollars to cover losses, and I noticed that the Democrats didn’t include them in their failed bailout plan.

Had this been The New York Times, I’ll bet the federal cavalry would have at least tried to ride to the rescue. Hell, I bet Al Qaeda and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would have ridden to the rescue. Oh, I’m just kidding, NYT! Nudge nudge.

Manic Monday Comedy Break

There has been an overdose of seriousness today (though there’s no better news for America than the sight of seriously disappointed liberals) which begs for a sorbet of sorts.

Here are the Mystery Science Theater 3000 guys watching and commenting on a short instructional film called “What to do on a date”:

Bailout Scam #429: Union Pensions

Stay bent over, America — and remember, resisting only makes it hurt more:

Organized labor wants Congress to add to any bailout plan more protections for workers’ pensions battered by the market meltdown.

James Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, whose second-biggest pension plan covers more than 200,000 retirees and has racked up billions of dollars in losses this year, sent a letter to Congress on Tuesday. He asked that pension plans be allotted more time to make up funding shortfalls caused by huge investment losses and the recent market turmoil.

And guess what? They’re going to get it. Here’s a PDF of the tentative bailout plan.

And have you wondered how the government chose $700 billion as the starting point for the bailout? It was an incredibly detailed and arduous process:

“It’s not based on any particular data point,” a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. “We just wanted to choose a really large number.”

Maybe I’m a little out of line, but this could well be the **biggest scam in the history of the world.

(**Depending on how much money Al Gore’s global warming hoax ends up bilking the planet out of)

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go buy one of these t-shirts before they’re sold out:

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Update: Looks like the bailout might not pass the House. Watch for exploding Democrat (and some Republican) heads pretty soon.

I can’t help but wonder how Democrats manage to maintain the facade of being the “party of the working man” when they were the first in line to shovel good money after bad toward huge corporations and the rich executives who run (or ran) them. Sure, the reason is obvious, but it’s amazing that they can still get away with the “hero of the working class” label.

If McCain loses in November, remember his embrace of the bailout plan as one of the main reasons why.

Monday’s Column: McCain’s Beast of Bailout Burden

Today’s column at WorldNetDaily is about the “bailout” plan and who the big winner from this mess really is.

The conventional wisdom on the Republican side of the aisle says that John McCain’s decision to suspend his campaign to return to the Senate to work on the bailout plan was a brilliant move.

I disagree and explain why in “Bailing out Barack.”

You can give it a Digg here.

Update: Tracking polls are now reflecting McCain’s big blunder.

You Know It’s Bad News When…

…Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank and Harry Reid are grinning ear to ear.

Either they just found out they just found out that facelifts will be covered under a national health plan, it’s considered ethical to accept windfall on the sale of property you don’t own as a gratuity for political favors, and gay prostitution has been legalized — or we’re about to get totally screwed on the bailout deal.

Wounded gazelles, meet Tigers:

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