Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza!

I’ve been posting these things on Hominid Views every Friday night since late May of 2006, but now that Goldy has gone Big Time, I guess they can go here. Enjoy!

Newsy: Mandatory gun bill in South Dakota.

The Full Ginsburg: Eric Cantor balances the budget:


Jon does Bill Gates (via TalkingPointsMemo).

ONN: al Qaeda populating U.S. with peaceful decoy Muslims.

Bush for Gay Marriage:

Greenman: What the ice cores tell us:

Cenk: Sarah Palin on “Mr. Caribou” and guns.

Jon does Michael Steele and Michael Steele (via Political Wire).

Glenn Beck…Cracking Up:

Newsy: “Top Gun” footage in Chinese military drill video.

Sam Seder: Move over John Edwards…National Enquirer fingers John Boehner for extramarital affair:

ONN: Congressman caught “horsing around”.

Stephen does Dr. Paul Offit (vaccine book author) (via OneGoodMove).

Sarah on rumors that Todd hangs out with hookers (via Mediaite).

Cenk: The very crazy week in Republican “Ideas”.

Rape to Republicans:

Last week’s Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza can be found here.


  1. 1

    ld spews:

    A little background thanks to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    A year ago there were 153,690,000 in the workforce, this January 153,186,000.
    A year ago there were 15,061,000 unemployed, this January 13,786,000 – source of the 1.3 million Obama cites.
    A year ago 138,628,000 working, this January its 139,399,000 – a gain of 771,000 for the year. Whoops Obama exaggeration number one.

    Exaggeration # 2 and its a doozy.

    According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data 2.3 million people “left the workforce” over the last 12 months ( a million in the last three). for 2009 that number is 1.5 million. That’s 3.8 million missing employable people?
    Other data sources indicate some of them are in school, or university whose institutions are seeing a jump in enrollment.
    A symptom of a bad job market.
    This doesn’t change the bottom line:
    Today the workforce should be 156, 886,000 with 17,586,000 unemployed for an unemployment rate of 11.2% and that’s seasonally adjusted. We should be adding about 190,000 new workers per month instead of losing them.

    Obama replaced the bureaucrat in charge of the BLS in April 2009. Suddenly numbers began to skew, although this is the first instance it’s been so obvious.

  2. 2

    ld spews:

    ( – The federal debt increased by $105.8 billion ($105,835,837,302.32) in January, according to the the U.S. Treasury Department, jumping from $14.0252 trillion ($14,025,215,218,708.52) at the close of business on December 31 to $14.1311 trillion ($14,131,051,056,010.84) at the close of business on January 31.

    That means that in the first four months of fiscal 2011–which began on Oct. 1, 2010–the federal debt has increased by $569.4 billion ($569,428,025,119.05), keeping fiscal 2011 on track to be the second ranking year in U.S. history for an increase in the federal debt.

  3. 3

    ld spews:

    So far this year, the government has borrowed an additional 1,844.33 for each of the 308,745,538 people in the United States as counted by the 2010 Census. At the current rate, the federal government this fiscal year would end up borrowing approximately an additional $5,532 for every man, woman and child in the country.

  4. 4

    Another TJ spews:

    Thanks for bringing this over to HA, Darryl. I’ve always loved these, but I didn’t get to your place as much as I would have liked.

  5. 5


    I wonder what the diplomatic messages between Washington and Cairo look like now. If I were Mubarak, I would be ready to go, and I do not think the Egyptian public is going to have more use for his picked successor, the misnamed Suleiman, spymaster of the Mubarak regime. But Mubarak hangs on, and I suspect it is partly because of promises of support from the USA.

  6. 6

    Politically Incorrect spews:

    But Mubarak hangs on, and I suspect it is partly because of promises of support from the USA.”

    It will all be over for Mubarak in a couple of weeks or less. His day as dictator are coming to an end.

  7. 7

    Puddybud identifying rujax liberal scientist deathfrog and zotz as fools! Proud The FatASS as a moron spews:

    Darryl, using Cenk from MSNBC to attack Glenn Beck… HAHAHAHAHA Are you on a personal mission trying to get MSNBC’s “personalities” viewership numbers up? Here let me educate you on the Muslim Brotherhood and what they are really doing, using of all things The Daily Beast and a liberal writer.

    Cenk is truly ignorant about the Muslim Brotherhood, or his puppet masters over at MSNBC have him on a tight leash.

    Then we have Code Pink advertising on Muslim Brotherhood sites. You know Code Pink, friends of Obama; Jodie Evans was listed on Obama’s Web site as a big bucks “bundler”, holder of the bloody hands.

    Darryl, you are another of Cass Sunstein’s manipulable Homer Simpson useful idiots.

    “Once we know that people are human and have some Homer Simpson in them, then there’s a lot that can be done to manipulate them.” – Cass Sunstein

    I am not one of those Homer Simpson types, easily manipulated by leftist dogma!

    Watch now someone will accuse me of being manipulated by conservative dogma!

    Wait for it… Won’t be long…

    Guess who will be the first…

  8. 8

    Politically Incorrect spews:

    There’s a good chance Israel may not survive once this reform movement sweeps through the Islamic World. That’s too bad for Israel, but I think the US should maintain total neutrality in any dispute between Israel and Islam. We’ve done enough damage in the Middle East to last several centuries. Islam, unfortunately, is stuck in the Seventh Century, and there’s nothing we can do to move them out of that time frame. Bad times are ahead for the region, but it’s up to the people that live there to solve their own problems.

  9. 11

    Puddybud identifying rujax liberal scientist deathfrog and zotz as fools! Proud The FatASS as a moron spews:

    You are doing well when Loon#9 and Loon#10 attack.

    Two more original members of Cass Sunstein’s manipulable Homer Simpson useful idiots.

  10. 13

    Puddybud identifying rujax liberal scientist deathfrog and zotz as fools! Proud The FatASS as a moron spews:

    Notice how Loon#12 has no useful response! On the tough subjects he can’t figger them out!

  11. 14

    Steve spews:

    The Quitta from Wasilla tells us that America is dangerously out of step with the values of Ronald Reagan.

    The values of Ronald Reagan? Divorce, a disintegrated family, cutting and running, soaring deficits, negotiating with terrorists, granting amnesty, high unemployment, saving social security, higher taxes. Is that what the Quitta is talking about?

  12. 16

    And YLB's contribution was spews:

    So, ummm, YLB, did you happen to capture in that massive HA database you’ve been building for years on HA members just how much you contributed to Goldy’s $25,000 SOS Fund for HA last year?

    Because Goldy had to take a day job in 2011, it’s apparent the outpouring from the faithful was just a little on the short side.

    No surprise there!

  13. 20

    Liberal Scientist spews:

    You know it’s kind of pathetic – Puddy’s clearly itching for a fight – but we’ve all learned that he’s dishonest and quite disconnected from reality.

    Puddles, wouldn’t you be more at home where the typical poster says things like this:

    4. Dimocrat politicians represent the interests of hard-left, urban elitists. Socialist traitors (think Soros, Buffett, Gates) pump massive dollars into 527 groups (such as Media Matters) in order to slant and control political discourse and others (, ACORN) to steal elections. The ultimate goal of these billionaires is to gain total control of the country. One needs to look no further than the Obongo administration’s agenda for proof. Obongocare, The Food Safety Act, Cap & Tax, Swindle-Us, Financial Oversight Reform, takeover of the auto industry, Union Card Check and other pieces of legislation were carefully crafted by hard-left congressmen and organizations (like the Tides Center) for one purpose: to gain control of every aspect of our lives. Posted by Saltherring at February 5, 2011 07:32 AM

    I especially liked the “Obongo” reference, and how he worked in the Tides Foundation. It’s your kind of whackjob, Puddles.

  14. 21

    Deathfrogg spews:

    Jeez, Spudds just keeps getting worse.

    The broadcasters of that ilk are incoherent loons. They gibber, and whine. They wring their hands and make shit up, then argue when they are called on it, making more stories up to support their opinions.

    I came to a conclusion years ago about those folks. Who they appeal to. They preach to the alcoholic set. The elderly people who were told by their doctors to quit drinking or die when they were in their 40’s or 50’s. The folks who are now in their 70’s or 80’s who spent their entire young lives drinking heavily on a daily basis.

    Most folks, when they think about the 1960’s, they think of the hippies, the antiwar movements. Less often they think of the free speech movement or the environmental protection movements, when the Ohio River was catching fire on a weekly basis, and Los Angeles was blanketed in a pale blue haze that was literally so thick you couldn’t see across the street.

    What they don’t think of, is the young folks that came into their adulthood in the late 50’s or early 60’s. During the height of the cold war. The folks that were raised in segregated societies, where the consumption of booze was a major aspect of everything. Cigarettes were advertised on television, including by children’s cartoon characters on saturday morning TV. The daily afternoon cocktail hour was considered normal in the upper middle class. The lunchtime martini was considered normal and acceptable amongst the white collar middle class. It was normal to see dad with a beer in his hand all day during the weekend as he did his work around the house and yard. It was a reflection of their parents upbringing during prohibition, when the newspapers and radio broadcasts were full of stories about Tommy Reina and Al Capone, and later, Ben Moran, Ben Siegel, Jack McGurn, during the crackdowns of the mid and late 1930’s.

    I came to this conclusion on the basis of the fact that most of the teabagger types I’ve met, all seem to be “recovering” alcoholics. Folks in their late 50’s or early to mid 60’s, all hard core rightists who seem to be unable to cope with how the world changed. Their choice of self-medication was alcohol.

    The physical damage done by long-term overconsumption of alcohol is very well documented. What is less well documented and studied, is the psychological damage resulting from that physical damage. The abbreviated thought process that results from the incredible damage done to the synaptic nerves. Whether or not the individual themselves ever drank like that, they learned those thought patterns from their parents who did.

    I wonder what would happen if the entire human race was able to completely stay away from alcohol and chemical drugs for three generations.

  15. 23

    Michael spews:


    The Quitta from Wasilla tells us that America is dangerously out of step with the values of Ronald Reagan.

    Good thing, huh.

  16. 24

    Michael spews:

    Steve Kirby’s (D-Tacoma) an idiot.

    A controversial bill under consideration in Washington’s House of Representatives could roll back some rules designed to protect people from predatory payday lenders.

    House Bill 1678 would repeal a year-old rule that prevents people from taking out more than eight payday loans in 12 months, a move the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Steve Kirby, says is necessary to prevent flight to riskier Internet loans. But anti-poverty advocates say the bill would leave borrowers unprotected.

    Read more:

  17. 25

    Michael spews:


    Anti-poverty advocates said that the 2009 law is working and that the Legislature should focus on borrower education and stronger regulation of Internet lenders rather than try to address the problem by lifting the loan limit.

    “Let’s attack the problem in a direct and focused way,” said Beverly Spears of the Statewide Poverty Action Network, referring to unlicensed Internet lending. “Let’s build on the existing law and pass new protections on Internet loans.”

    Read more:

  18. 27

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @1 No, this isn’t the first time it’s been obvious, not by a longshot. These statistical games have been played by every administration of the last 40 years. Obama didn’t invent this, he’s merely carrying on what all his predecessors did.

    Have you heard of the birth-death index? This has nothing to do with people dying or being born. It refers to the formation (“birth”) and failure (“death”) of businesses. These statistics are extrapolated into employment estimates. Virtually all of the job gains of the Bush era resulted from the birth-death index, and nearly all of those “jobs” were fictional and existed only on paper.

    That’s not the only way BLS juices the employment (and unemployment) statistics. The official figures don’t count unemployed people who drop off unemployment benefits rolls because they’ve exhausted their benefits or stop looking for work because there isn’t any work to look for. These practices make huge numbers of unemployed workers “disappear.” The actual unemployment rate in America is a lot closer to 16% than 9%.

    The government plays similar games with inflation. They don’t even include energy and food prices, the two most inflationary components of the average family’s cost of lving. The statisticians’ argument is these prices are volatile. Yes, but mostly in an upward direction. The government, even as it pumps trainloads of funny money into circulation, tells us we don’t have inflation. They get there by using falling house prices, which for a typical family only serves to make you poorer, to offset increases in prices of things people actually have to buy. Housing prices usually affect you only a couple times during your lifetime; but gasoline and food prices affect you every day. In short, the government’s inflation statistics are as phony as its employment statistics.

    There are several reasons the government understates inflation. They don’t want people to think about how bad it is. They don’t want to attract attention to their inflationary policies. Another important reason for keeping the official inflation rate artificially low is they don’t want to trigger inflation-indexed increases in Social Security benefits that would increase government spending. They also don’t want to trigger inflation-indexed adjustments to tax exemptions and deductions that would decrease government revenues.

    When you say the official statistics are bullshit, I don’t disagree with you. They are bullshit and everybody knows it. But blaming this on Obama is bullshit, too. This is an entrenched and institutionalized system of government lying that has been around for decades. It doesn’t make any difference which party is in power, they all do it, and blaming it on lower-level bureaucrats also is wrong because it is the policymakers who keep this corrupt system in place because if the government told the truth about employment and inflation they would have to do something about it.

  19. 28


    right wing idiot @ 26 – Why would you think anyone here would respect someone who did such a poor job representing our country?

    Oh.. I just answered my own question – you’re a right wing idiot. Aside from giving money to Democrats I’d think someone like you would worship someone filthy rich like Cynthia Stroum especially if the current administration had an “R” next to its name. Poor ambassadors and other political appointees are always excused when that’s the case.

    Good riddance to Cynthia Stroum. Now please return to (un)SP and let the adults carry on a reasonable conversation.

  20. 32

    Liberal Scientist spews:

    @30 FUCK YEAH!!

    Reminds me of an evening back in college, in Somerville Mass., at a friend’s apartment above a busy pizza place. Two packs of local kids were having a shouting match/fight with each other on the sidewalk below, and the insults consisted exclusively of both sides taking turns yelling “Fuck you”, “No, fuck YOU!” back and forth in the thickest Boston townie accents you can imagine. I laugh about it to this day.

    Funny bumper sticker I saw yesterday:


  21. 39

    Proud to be an Ass spews:

    @26: You’re just jealous that a rich heiress bundled a lot of money from a bunch of other spoiled rich folks and gave it to the black guy.

  22. 41

    Michael spews:



    The idiots over at Sound Politics would probably see that bumper sticker as proof of hatred of the right by the left.
    Pudge would probably use it to say it’s, “clearly, yet another example of the left wanting special rights for some groups while vilifying gay Republicans.”

  23. 42

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @36 Thank you! I appreciate my fans! When a wingnut calls me an asshole I’m having a good day.

  24. 46

    Puddybud identifying rujax liberal scientist deathfrog and zotz as fools! Proud The FatASS as a moron spews:


    Good try but EPIC FAIL Fool.

    Not me. Keep checking!

  25. 47

    Puddybud identifying rujax liberal scientist deathfrog and zotz as fools! Proud The FatASS as a moron spews:


    Another of Cass Sunstein’s Homer Simpson manipulable useful idiots.

  26. 49

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @43 You should hear what she calls me when she’s mad! But that’s nothing compared to what she calls me when she’s hot.

  27. 50

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @44 You have no freedom. You’re a slave to your dick, your ideology, and your corporate masters.

  28. 51

    Chuckie Schumer and the 3 branches of gubmint spews:


    and you are a slave to your oxygen tank and daily handful of pills.

    fuck you already.