Thursday, April 29, 2010

"I do think at a certain point you've made enough money"

At a speech in Quincy, IL talking about financial reform, President Obama lets us know that he thinks there should be a limit to how much money a person should make when he said, "I do think at a certain point you've made enough money."

A few of his biggest supporters from Hollywood, who went to great lengths during the 2008 campaign to let the world know how much they loved him, weigh in in this video.

In many cases these celebrities make a lot more money than the big company executives Obama likes to demonize as greedy. These celebrities find themselves understandably confused.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Obligatory Obama as Drunken Sailor

I know there are problems with the analogy.

But with this photo, Obama as drunken sailor is too good to pass up.

Drunken Sailor

President Obama stumbles across the White House
lawn early in the morning. Responding to reporters'
questions, Obama could only manage, "hic".

Friday, April 23, 2010

Goldman Sachs Loves Democrats

And Democrats love them back.

So, Goldman Sachs is in the news. Please don't ask me to try and explain what's going on. I mean, the SEC is suing them. I know that much. About the only other thing I know is that I Question The Timing.

But the name Goldman Sachs brings back memories of the 2008 election. I did this post, highlighting how Goldman was a much bigger contributor to Obama than McCain, despite the conventional wisdom that it is Republicans in the pockets of Wall Street banks.

After the success of my Exxon logo featuring Obama, I took the opportunity to do the same with the Goldman logo:

Goldman Sachs Loves Obama

Crazy thing is, good friend Jane over at YouTooCongress found the logo useful a few days ago. Only she didn't get it from me -- she got it from her broker. Like she says, "what a small world".

At NRO, Robert Costa runs down the Democrats' relationship with Goldman. "An impressionistic study in cronyism", indeed. Costa concludes his piece:

Close up, it looks disconnected and blurred, but if you step back, the shape of it all falls into focus: Democrats hoard Goldman cash, Goldman hoards Democrats, and the American people lose.

Let's face it, that Goldman-Obama logo was good fun for 2008. But Costa has us convinced, it's time for A New Direction.

So, without further ado, the 2010 Goldman Sachs logo:

Goldman Sachs Loves Democrats

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Introducing: TheVIMH Carbon Offset Program

Happy Earth Day 2010.

Are you convinced that the sea levels are rising, the polar caps are melting, species are becoming extinct, our planet is doomed because of human-induced climate change?

Are you concerned about pollution and air quality?

Are you concerned about deforestation?

Are you generally concerned about our environment?

Are you worried that your personal carbon footprint is larger than it should be?

Are you looking to reduce your carbon footprint through offsets?

And yet, are you also alarmed by fraud and abuse in large, profit-driven carbon offset programs that benefit multi-millionaires whose own carbon output in a single day is larger than yours for an entire month – those whose carbon production of the next month will eclipse your own for the rest of your life (should the earth as we know it cease to exist like they predict)? Those for whom carbon offsets are more about making their own green than making the earth green.

Now there’s a better way.

We are offering a limited number of people the opportunity to purchase carbon offsets through a simple and inexpensive program. 100% of your carbon offset purchase will be used directly to, well, offset your carbon footprint. There are no overhead costs, hidden administrative expenses or any other areas in which the money you invest into this program will be used for anything other than reducing your carbon footprint.

How do we do this?

I’m glad you asked.

With a one-time donation to the Arbor Day Foundation for as little as $10, you get to select 10 trees which they will ship to the destination of your choice. Your first choice should be your own property on which you can plant, nurture and grow your carbon sequestering trees to maturity.

However, should you not have the time or space to carry this out, we’re here to help. Have those ten trees shipped here, and we will plant, nurture and grow your trees for you.

Either way, you become a member of the Arbor Day Foundation, an organization whose mission is to “inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees”.

In addition to taking care of your trees, we will send you quarterly photos of your trees, and annual virtual tours, allowing you to “visit” your trees in their natural environment.

As your trees grow, you can breathe easier, both figuratively and literally.

It is a win-win-win scenario and one of the most rewarding investments you can make.

To find out more about the program, email today. Our representatives are standing by.

Friday, April 2, 2010

How I Spent My Spring Break, Vol. 6

Have I fully and suffienciently expressed how much I love my sister-in-law?

Uh,no. I never could, even if I spent the next 365 days repeating it.

She is just simply in every way awesome:

For a good time click...

(click to embiggen)

That's for her blog. The sand art reads:

For a good time click...

(No,the url is not embedded in the sand. But hey, thanks for asking, smart aleck.)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

How I Spent My Spring Break, Vol. 5

"...thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine"


--stuff Jefferson said.

Click the image to see the full size.

JEFFERSONIAN CONTEXT (which is muy importante):

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.

Could I love my friends any more?