Mah man MCA’s got a beard like a billy goat.

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M.C. for what I AM and do
the A is for Adam and the lyrics; true
so as pray and hope and the message is sent
and I AM living in the dreams that I have dreamt
because I’m down with the three the unstoppable three
me and Adam and D. were born to M.C.
and my body and soul and mind are pure
not polluted or diluted or damaged beyond cure
just lyrics from I to you recited
arrested, bailed but cuffed and indicted
enter the arena as I take center stage
the lights set low and the night has come of age
take the microphone in hand as that I am a professional
speak my knowledge to the crowd and the ed. is special
for I AM a bard but not the last one
I’m my own king and this is my castle
dwell in realms of now but vidi those of the past
seen a glimpse from ahead and I don’t think it’s gonna last
and you can bet your @ss.

There are some articles you wish you could un-write.

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Apple iPhone Will Fail in a Late, Defensive Move by technology prognosticator Matthew Lynn.

Robert Reich explains private equity.

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Below is a link to a great video explaining how private equity works.  Yes, it explains why Mitt Romney is rich as hell, but that’s a point I’ll address later.  The more important thing to remember here is that it’s not just the credit default swap, but a multitude of sins that contributed to the bum-rushing, pimp-slapping, cheap-shotting, and ass-raping of the American economy.  Credit default swaps were just the most visible.  Add to that the ponzi schemes which were basically the kick to the nuts while the economy was doubled over and covering its head, and you have the current state of affairs were in today.

Before the detractors out there start screaming “Liberal media!  Liberal media!”, having worked for a company owned by a private equity firm, I can unequivocally say that many of the steps that Reich goes through I saw play out in front of my own eyes.

Reich explains private equity

When you finish watching the video, there are some uncontravertable facts you have to take into consideration this election year:

  1.  All of this is legal.  Each step in the PE process, in and of itself, is within the law.  In fact private equity firms depend on established law in order to do what they do.
  2. None of this is ethical.  The steps, when combined, illustrate a clear goal of profit via the slow bleeding of an entity, which is inherently unsustainable.  They either profit by liquidation, or they profit by artificially inflating a stock price just prior to selling it off, in order to mask debt and cost-cutting measures.

Quote of the Day

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 “I am also saddened that the Republican party of today thinks I wanted God in the White House and to rule the nation. That is not true at all, after I was nearly assassinated I wanted God more in my own personal life. I acknowledged that I was to be here for a reason and serve him and my nation together, but they always stayed separate in my mind just as in the Constitution. The Republican party today merely just uses God as a means to get votes, and I don’t believe Jesus would want to be used as a marketing tool. I regret my decision to become Republican and if I had to do it all over again I would have remained in the Democratic party and ran on their ticket. They seem to instill the core values I believe in, such as a collective philosophy. ”

– Ronald Reagan

Go figure.

“People who don’t have money don’t understand the stress.”

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We understand stress just fine.  It’s the whining that puzzles us.

While the above quote from the article is more than enough reason to kick the person that said it square in testicles with steel-toed shoes, you probably won’t be able to because of the vomit-inducing qualities of the rest of the article.  The only good thing about the article is that you can sit there and, at the very least, feel vindicated knowing what you knew all along:

Rich != Smart.

And the 1% wonders why it’s being villified.

Just as an aside, I wonder how many readers of Mr. Schiff’s statements are concerned that the poor guy can’t make it on $350,000 a year?  I wonder when the last time this douchebag even looked at, let alone compared, price tags at the supermarket.  And the douchebag accountant with his

“Could you imagine what it’s like to say I got three kids in private school, I have to think about pulling them out? How do you do that?”

I guess the precious little snowflakes will just have to tough it out in public school.

De mortuis nihil nisi bonum

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“Why do you grant a BULLY special status upon his death?”Andrew Breitbart

Vale culus.

Cartoon of the Day

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You can read this on your iPhone while your filling up your tank.

Truth, lies, and Afghanistan.

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“Afghanistan is easy to march into but hard to march out of.”

– Alexander the Great

One of these days, who knows… this country might actually get its shit together and start learning from history.

Lt. Col. Davis should not only be recognized for his bravery in combat, but also for his bravery in re-exposing the utter bullshit fed to the American public by both the government and the Pentagon.  The really sad thing is that Davis’ life is about to become as difficult state-side as his counterparts who are in combat because of the backlash he will no doubt suffer at the hands of those who started this war in the first place. And no, I’m not talking about terrorists.

Quote of the Day

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The first day of voting in the Iowa Caucuses gives us the occasion and former Democratic Representative Barney Frank give us today’s Quote of the Day.

“We aren’t perfect, but they’re nuts.” – Barney Frank on his suggestion for the Democrats’ 2012 campaign slogan.


Vaya con Dios, Napster.

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If you have ever downloaded a song (and who hasn’t?), pause for a moment to pay your respects for the software that made it all possible.  It suffered greatly and gave its life so that iTunes and Spotify could live, and it forced an industry that threw up a great big middle finger to the idea of changing its business model for the better, to be dragged kicking and screaming into a new era.