Angel passed along this win-win solution to the airport screening problem and the controversy over the full-body scanners:
Have a booth that you can step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on you.
From the flying pig category — I agree with Paul Krugman in his NY Times piece titled Clueless. Yes, it is about the President, and yes, Krugman is right. Obama realized the rhetoric attacking bankers wasn’t helping him (and was driving down the market) so he reversed course and said their $10 million plus bonuses were OK.
The point is that these bank executives are not free agents who are earning big bucks in fair competition; they run companies that are essentially wards of the state. There’s good reason to feel outraged at the growing appearance that we’re running a system of lemon socialism, in which losses are public but gains are private. And at the very least, you would think that Obama would understand the importance of acknowledging public anger over what’s happening.
But no. If the Bloomberg story is to be believed, Obama thinks his key to electoral success is to trumpet “the influence corporate leaders have had on his economic policies.”
Nauseating: Joe Biden firmly opposed the plans that are working so well in Iraq and has the audacity to take credit for them.
Frozen Wasteland: Great send up of the global warming industry and Al Gore sung to the tune of The Who’s Baba O’Riley. Hat tip: The Other McCain
Best lines: I don’t want to be taxed just for breathing . . . Open your eyes. Don’t believe their lies. It’s just a frozen wasteland. Al Gore is a liar. His pants are on fire. Plus he’s getting rich from Carbon Offsets. He’s lose with the facts. All he wants is a tax. Let’s get together before it gets much colder.