Fox Eats Its Own

16 03 2009

Shepard Smith of Fox News mocks the crap out of Princess Douchenozzle Glenn Beck.  It’s kinda awesome.  Shepard has been a singular voice of average sanity on Fox.  I’m pretty sure MSNBC has a desk all warmed up for him if he manages to get himself fired.  I’m just saying.

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War On Christmas? Whatever.

18 12 2008

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech”

Right.  So when there is a religious display in a state building they must allow others with different religious ideas to have a display too.  That’s not so tough is it?

If you don’t want another viewpoint next to your manger scene then put it up in front of your church and not on government property!  If you insist on installing depictions of your fairy tales on public property then expect to have it mocked by everyone who doesn’t believe your particular flavor of crazy.

How tedious.  It’s not a war on Christmas, it’s a war on ignorant people who don’t remember that the very first sentence of the Bill of Rights explains quite clearly that the USA is NOT a Christian nation.

Yes you festering Fox news Massengill dumpsters, I’m talking to you.





Companies “Too Big To Fail” Should Be Illegal

25 11 2008

In this, the land of eternally capitalistic motivations, companies have learned that to be dominant, or at least competitive, it’s better to be big. Big gives you economies of scale. Big means you’ve bought up your competitors and, by default, now command more market share. Big apparently also means that you are unnaturally immune to the detrimental aspects of taking extreme risks or incompetent management.

Yes, today the new corporate nirvana is reached when your company has been deemed to be too big to fail (TBTF).

Looking at the current economy and the behemoth players flailing for rescue I understand the mutual benefit that necessitates saving them. We as a country cannot function without their continued existence. I get it. I understand we are backed into a corner on this and that we (and of course by “we” I mean our government) must save these companies from their own excessive greed and criminal negligence.

However, if a company has been deemed “too big to fail” and we are required to rescue it I would like to suggest the application of one of two mandates.

  1. Any TBTF company receiving government bailout money must be divided into two or more smaller economically non-critical corporations.
  2. If it is not feasible to divide the TBTF company then it is apparent that the company in question has grown so large that it can no longer assume ultimate responsibility for its own actions. Since that responsibility by default falls onto the shoulders of the American public such a super critical company must, by necessity, become a part of the federal government.

These sort of sanctions would solve the TBTF problem but would also serve to act as a deterrent to companies (*cough* auto industry *cough*) from looking for free handouts just because the government looks like it’s in a giving mood.  Additionally all government regulatory bodies that review corporate mergers (like the FDIC, FCC, FTC, SEC, etc.) be required to consider future deals with the TBTF test in mind.

Maintaining healthy competition among equals would go a long way towards strengthening our economy and would inspire new innovations. It would also encourage companies that feel they are above the laws of capitalism to rethink the risks they assume knowing now that if they fail their company will be divided or absorbed into the federal government.

What do you think? Do you have a better idea?





Chicken Little Or Nostradamus?

25 11 2008

Peter Schiff made numerous appearances on Fox news and it’s astonishing to watch his spot on analysis so glibly dismissed by the conservative cheerleaders.  I don’t suppose Fox will go back and highlight how right he was and how wrong their people were.  Seriously, this is pretty amazing to watch.

PS: Ben Stein, you’re a pompus self important ass pustule.





Fox Kabuki Theater

24 03 2008
In a rare moment of apparent sanity Chris Wallace takes the hosts of a Fox morning show to task for repeatedly taking an Obama quote out of context. In fact I recall that might have been the same morning show where one personality trying defend Obama became so offended that he stormed off the set while still on the air.But my liberal BS senses are tingling…this seems so unlikely.

Am I being too cynical to think that Fox is intentionally setting this up to try and get a few personalities in Obama’s good graces (after spending hours slamming him) so he will end the boycott and come on their network? It could just be me but this just seems almost too blatantly obvious.