Thursday, April 16, 2009

Twitter icons

Inspired Magazine published The Social Bird icon set of icons for website's Twitter widgets.

Ann Althouse noticed Muffbird

but I liked Skate Eagle


Eager to Repay TARP reported JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon, who today reported first-quarter profit that beat analysts’ expectations, said his firm could repay U.S. government rescue funds “tomorrow.”
But will Obama let him do so, and lose the government's ability tom control that segment of the banking industry.
Dimon, calling money received through the Troubled Asset Relief Program “a scarlet letter” and “the TARP baby,”
Better back of from that language, they are apt to say it is racist, rather than just a cute play on words.
said on a conference call today that the New York-based bank is awaiting guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department. “We could pay it back tomorrow,” he said.
If they let us.


Covered Over Name of Jesus to Comply With White House Request

CNSNews reported Georgetown University says it covered over the monogram “IHS”--symbolizing the name of Jesus Christ—because it was inscribed on a pediment on the stage where President Obama spoke at the university on Tuesday and the White House had asked Georgetown to cover up all signs and symbols there.
Can't have a "maybe" muslim / "maybe" black theological "christian" associated with the name of Jesus. This is worse than the pro-abortion Obama speaking at a Catholic University in opposition to the beliefs of the Catholic Church.
... “Frankly, the pipe and drape wasn’t high enough by itself to fully cover the IHS and cross above the GU seal and it seemed most respectful to have them covered so as not to be seen out of context.”
Certainly. The would not want the Obamamessiah's name shown with the real Messiah.


Why no Tea Parties under Bush reported SANCHEZ: Why didn't we see these during the Bush administration, who, by the way, has been accused, by the right and the left, of being a bit of a spendthrift himself?
It is a function of degrees. The past several presidents, from both parties, have seemed to try to outspend the previous guy, but none have done it as obscenely as Obama.

PHILLIPS: Well, let me tell you, in 2006, I was in these very studios as part of Americans for Prosperity's Ending Earmark Express. We went to the site of the 50 most outrageous earmarks in the country.
This is a lot more than just some obscene earmarks.
We went to more Republican districts than Democrat districts.
Because Republicans were in control, prior to 2006.
And it's similar, because it's overspending and wasteful spending.


Monday, April 13, 2009

Navy Seal Sniper Teams

Michelle Malkin has praise for the Navy Seal Sniper Teams that freed Captain Richard Phillips from the pirates.


How do we stop piracy?

Hot Air reported If the crew members themselves aren’t qualified to carry weapons — and there’s no reason they can’t be qualified — the shipping companies should hire security forces for ships passing by the Horn of Africa.
Absolutely. And make sure each ship has a yardarm to hang pirates from, or a plank they can be made to walk.
... Our next step after killing the pirates on the lifeboat is torpedoing their ships in their home ports without inspections or even warnings.
And step three is bombing their bases.
Somalia’s failed state can’t impose order on these areas, but if the pirates become a liability rather than an asset to these facilities, they’ll get the heave-ho soon enough.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

U.S. Captain Held by Pirates Is Rescued reported United States Navy personnel rescued the captain of an American cargo ship on Sunday by killing three Somali pirates who had been holding him hostage for four days, government and shipping officials said.
Congratulations to the US Navy. One pirate is in custody. He should immediately be given a choice: would he rather hang from the yardarm, or walk the plank. In either case, his death should be filmed, and copies delivered to others in the pirate's base on land.