* So Obama’s working on a new jobs plan. He’s worked on lots of jobs plans before, but this time is different: He’s going to put his plan in a red binder instead of the usual green binder he’s used in the past. It’s a bold move, but will it get results? Probably not; Obama hasn’t had a very close relationship with results. Him and results are kind of estranged. Actually, a couple of times Obama has seen results on the street and has yelled out, “Hey, results! It’s me, Obama!” And results just kept walking and acted like it didn’t see him.
But Obama and spending are good friends; maybe those two can make something happen. Who wants more spending? No one? Well, too bad.
* I notice they have this fancy work for trying to reduce spending: “austerity.” Why do we need exotic terms for trying to balance the budget? Shouldn’t that just be normal and anything else called “FAIL”, i.e., “Obama’s proposing some FAIL policies.”
* Michelle Bachmann joked about the earthquake and hurricane being a warning from God about D.C.’s spending, and people took it seriously and freaked out because you have to freak out about something. Still, it’s pretty obvious God’s position on debt. Just take Proverbs 22:7 for instance:
“The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender.”
Of course, when the economy collapses like it does, hitting us with an earthquake as a warning is just overkill.
* Wikileaks has dumped a whole bunch more documents, and these ones include diplomatic sources the government was trying to protect. You know, in the movies, the CIA is always being evil and murdering people to cover things up, but why hasn’t this happened with the Wikileaks people? Did Obama defang them and forbid evil murders? Poor CIA; they just get kicked around these days.
* Dick Cheney offered to resign as vice president three times. Of course, each time Cheney had a shotgun in hand and the Secret Service were shouting at George W. Bush, “Don’t do it! Don’t do it!”
* Al Gore wants to treat skeptics of global warming as racists, and skeptics of global warming want to treat Al Gore as a fat weirdo. Let’s see which view become more popular in the mainstream.
BTW, here’s a must-see takedown of Al Gore from the Glenn Beck radio show.
* The Democrat running for Anthony Weiner’s seat was asked how big the nation’s debt was, and he guessed $4 trillion. He’s running for Congress and he had to guess how big the debt is. And his guess was off by $10 trillion. Do you ever get the feeling the Democrats don’t take this debt thing very seriously? You’d think maybe after the credit downgrade, they’d think that maybe it’s worth looking into, but apparently some Democrats don’t even think it’s important enough to know the correct order of magnitude of the debt. This is like running for Congress during WWII and when asked who we’re at war with, the candidate answered, “Someone in Europe — Finland maybe.”
I’ve made this point before and I’m going to keep making it: The people we send to D.C. are really really dumb and really really useless. That’s why it’s crucial to give them as little power as possible, and certainly as little spending power as possible.
* Do you know yesterday was the “Summer Bank Holiday” in the UK? I mean, they don’t even try to come up with a pretense for a holiday. They’re just like, “We’re a bank, we like being closed a lot, and it’s the summer.” I mean, we have next Monday off for “Labor Day”, but we at least named it to act like it’s actually about something. No one actually knows what the holiday celebrates, but at least we pretend.
* Obama’s illegal alien uncle was arrested in Massachusetts for drunk driving. I remember that Obama also had an illegal alien aunt in this country to. I bet there is going to be a lot of pressure on immigration official to deport as many Obamas as they are legally able.
* There’s some talk about extending legal protection to ugly people. How about just handing out free paper bags with eye holes in them?
* Though it didn’t get great reviews, I’ve really enjoyed Resident Evil: The Mercenaries for 3DS and played it a ton. What’s it really made me want to do, though, was go back and replay Resident Evil 4, which I owned for both Gamecube and Wii and probably ranks in my top five all time favorite games. Resident Evil 5 was pretty good and seemed to follow in the same vein as Resident Evil 4, but there was just something off about it where it just seemed like a pale imitation of Resident Evil 4. Even disregarding the forced co-op throughout the game that everyone complained about, the way it was setup — the level structure or something — just never felt as immersive as Resident Evil 4. It was more like playing through levels of an action game than being in a Resident Evil game. The 3DS will be getting it’s own full-fledged Resident Evil game next year, so high hopes they get that one right. And bring back zombies.