Archive for August, 2011

Can Someone Please Explain “No Double Dip”?

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Well, this kind of proves that old pesky law of unintended consequences.  The Federal Government, in all of its infinite wisdom, blew 800 BILLION DOLLARS, in the hope of mitigating high unemployment rates during the recent recession depression.

                        PERCENT UNEMPLOYMENT

I took my numbers from this post on NewsBusters, and put them into an Excel spreadsheet, estimating that the Unemployment Rate will remain as it is for the rest of this year, and then created a graph that even a liberal could understand.

How’s that STIMULUS working out for you, President Downgrade?  And tell me again, why should we beg the Feds, “Please, Sir, May I have another?”.

Since I’m into picture stories today….here’s the liberal Keynesian Think Tank that dreams up such brilliant economic policy (h/t Bob Keyser):

~ Blonde Gator

 

Here We Go Again

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

This is so much fun!  Not.

Now the Iguana Man knows why I really don’t like to travel during August/September.   Perhaps this one shall go the way of the last one (Emily, we hardly knew you, thankfully).

Tropical Storm Irene @ 5:00 p.m., Sunday 8/21/11

~ Blonde Gator

Trouble in Paradise

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Full Story Here.

Unfortunately, a couple of my beloved Gators have been mentioned in this (entirely predictable) tale of woe for the thUgs.  Several players, who were recruited by scUM, as well as Aubrey Hill, our current Receivers Coach/Assistant Recruiting Director, who worked for UM for several years are mentioned.

Finally, isn’t it amazing that Yahoo News broke this story, and not the more “traditional” news media?

~ Blonde Gator

 

Must Read MOTUS

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Here’s a little cheer for your Saturday, which I lifted from MOTUS (Michelle Obama’s Mirror), one of the funniest political sites on the intertubes.  I’ve become such a fan I hit her site even before the UK Daily Mail!!!

WTF? WHY ARE WE IN A DEPRESSION?

While you are over at MOTUS’ site, you must check out “More Boob Belt:  The Movie”.   Three cheers for MOTUS, and my thanks for giving me the inspiration to (1) keep blogging and (2) to finally figure out how to embed videos.

~ Blonde Gator

Poof!

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Vanished

~ Blonde Gator

Political Flow Chart

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

This was sent via e-mail, origins unknown:

When the top level guys look down, they see only shitheads;  when the bottom level guys look up, they see only assholes.

Never seen a flow chart described so clearly.

~ Blonde Gator

The Fun Begins

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

I hate hurricane season.

It’s the same *chit*, year after year.  And it coincides with my favorite thing, too…GATOR football.  Which, of course, is what might be called a mixed blessing.

For now, nothing too much to panic about.  Five/six days is a long time.  But for those of us who are prudent (yes, I’m amongst that lot, I spent several thousands on very spiffy accordian shutters in the mid 2000’s), it’s time to begin a plan.  Which, tomorrow, shall include filling up all of the 5 gallon gas cans.  And tidying up the patio to make a rapid (indoor) deployment, if necessary.   Food stores are in good shape.

For now, I’m happy that I’m six days out.  But being roughly in the “center” of the cone isn’t a happy thing.

IT BEGINS.

The Dreaded "Cone"

~ Blonde Gator