Friday, December 5, 2014

Wombat's Friday News

A quick dive into the day's media dirt pile courtesy of Wombat-socho's "Live at Five: 12.05.14"

Marchers Swarm NY, Minneapolis, Oakland, San Francisco For Second Night: Attorney General Holder pledges full review of the case: - According to Eric Garner's mother, someone needs to be held responsible.  How about the woman female Negro Black African American Sargent who was on scene supervising the arrest? Somehow I'll bet that's not under consideration.

House GOP Repudiates Obama’s Immigration Actions - Just a symbolic act for now.  We'll have to wait and see what happens in January.

Winter is likely to get colder and darker for some, thanks to the EPA - Coal States Brace For Plant Closings Over EPA Rules

“Millionaire Matchmaker” Has Advice For Jennifer Lopez: Marry a billionaire, and don't lead with your cooch.  I don't even know how she could lead with her cooch. It's kind of in the middle of everything. But the billionaire part seems like sound advice.

DHS On Hiring Spree To Carry Out Obama’s Immigration Orders - 1000 new bureaucrats with salaries up to $157,000 needed to just clean up the paperwork. Who says illegal immigrants cost Americans jobs?

Shockingly, I know, Miley Cyrus is still acting like a spoiled brat. - Miley Cyrus Smokes Weed On Stage At Art Basel.   Heck, do a show in Colorado and it wouldn't even be news. But I had a little sympathy for her when I heard her dog had been killed by a coyote on the wild streets of Los Angeles.

After Midterm Whipping, Senior Democrats Voice Regret Over Obamacare - But in different ways. Schumer thinks they screwed the pooch by ignoring the economic problems, Harkin just thinks they didn't go far enough and just nationalize the healthcare industry the way they really wanted to. I hate when I'm forced to side with Chuck.

Hagel Touts Sexual Assault Report As Sign Of Progress - Sexual assaults up 8% under Obama! Mission Accomplished!

Wozniak: No, Apple Was Not Founded In A Garage
"The garage is a bit of a myth. It's overblown. The garage represents us better than anything else, but we did no designs there. We would drive the finished products to the garage, make them work and then we'd drive them down to the store that paid us cash."
Don't mess with a perfectly good myth.

Jennifer Lawrence Debuts On Billboard 100 At #12 - So I went to YouTube, found it, and listened. Not bad for a cappella singing, but it won't land her a gig with the Pentatonix.

I know you're surpised like me, but Chris Rock Blames Hollywood’s Race Problem On White People. But it's not quite what you might think:
It's a white industry. Just as the NBA is a black industry. I'm not even saying it's a bad thing. It just is. And the black people they do hire tend to be the same person. That person tends to be female and that person tends to be Ivy League. And there's nothing wrong with that. As a matter of fact, that's what I want for my daughters. But something tells me that the life my privileged daughters are leading right now might not make them the best candidates to run the black division of anything. And the person who runs the black division of a studio should probably have worked with black people at some point in their life.
Pentagon Confirms Failed Attempt To Rescue Hostage In Yemen - Good on them for trying. But if Al Queda takes revenge for the attempt by killing him, we should take one of theirs out of Gitmo and fry him in bacon fat.

Back in the good old days when President Obama didn’t have so many dings on his record, he promised that by 2015 there’d be more than 1 million electric cars on the road. Well, with just days to go, he’s only about 826,000 or so cars short of that goal. Instead of 200,000 Nissan Leafs on the road today — as Obama’s Department of Energy predicted in 2011 — there are less than 70,000.

And while Obama forecast 375,000 Chevy Volt sales by 2014, just a bit more than 71,000 have made it off the showroom floor. Fisker, which was supposed to be selling 85,000 electric cars a year by now, went bankrupt last year.

Add it up, and there are a grand total of less than 180,000 plug-ins on U.S. roads today. Worldwide, there are only 400,000.
I don't see what people find so entrancing about coal-burning by proxy cars (at least in most of the United States). But with most liberal goals, it's all about the good intentions, and not so much about the reality.

Megan McArdle: What’s So Bad About Low Gas Prices? - It's good for the American economy and bad for a few tin-pot dictators and oil kingdoms. Win/Win. How long before the administration tries to ruin it?

Jammie Wearing Fools: After Wasting Trillion Dollars On “Stimulus”, Obama Whines US Infrastructure Is “Embarrassing” Their motto should be "Never Enough!"

Wombat-socho has the father of all Rule 5 posts, "Rule 5 Sunday: Ton O’ Luv" ready at The Other McCain.

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