Retirement

This cracked me up. In an article about “feelings” on the economy again.

Yes, people are worried about retirement. Actually 9% more people are worried today than last year.

Despite concerns about their financial security, a large number of workers continue to have inadequate retirement savings, a problem that the survey has found year after year.

Um, maybe there is a connect there. They are concerned because they have inadequate savings.. I’m just saying.
Also:

Forty-seven percent of workers said they or their spouses have tried to calculate how much money they will need for comfortable retirements, up from a low of 29 percent in 1996.

So 18% more people are looking at what they need to retire now than in 1996 which has perhaps caused the 9% increase in people concerned about their savings for retirement.

How hard is it to read the big picture before putting pen to paper?

“Some of my best friends are black people”

Or gay, or foreign, or illegal or whatever. We’ve all heard it said at one time or another and inside, there is a little cringe because it’s idiotic.

Well today we’ll take it to new heights. (actually both stories are from yesterday)

Michelle Obama almost says “Some of my best friends are poor people” when she notes that

It wasn’t until Barack Obama wrote a pair of best-selling books that he and his wife escaped their student loan debt, an experience Michelle Obama said Tuesday helps the couple understand everyday challenges better than policymakers in Washington.
“We are not so far away from life that we don’t understand and get it,” said Michelle Obama, wife of the Democratic presidential candidate.

Yes, Michelle, owing on student loans and being broke are very, very similar. ?

I noted yesterday, I didn’t have much to say about Michelle, but today when that little tidbit matches so well to Obama noting that

“Some of my best friends are Muslims/foreigners/poor” when he cite his “experience”.

To counter opponents’ accusations that he lacks experience in foreign policy, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois often cites his ties to relatives in poor villages in Kenya and the years he spent growing up in Indonesia. Now he has added a new personal detail to that résumé: a trip to Pakistan while a college student.

Yes, Barack, being age six in Indonesia would give you a very deep understanding of poverty there.

I know when I was six and sharing a room with all my siblings and playing with cardboard boxes and pots and pans I really took notice that my parents were broke. Not. (actually, I don’t even know. Noname 1, if you’re reading this, were we broke when I was six? Or just practical?)
ps (actually never mind. I know I was never hungry, lol, so we must not have been that broke if at all!)
The point being – I don’t remember or even care. I certainly wouldn’t believe that I had a connection with other growing families of hard working dads and stay at home moms simply because I was in one.)

The “Sensitive” Canadian

We have idiotic lawsuits here by people who think they can get rich by suing, but generally it’s for actual physical/property damage vs hurt feelings.
(I think?)

In Canada where the Human Rights Commission just simultaneously dropped the case against Mark Steyn for hurting the feelings of Muslims, AND named him guilty there is another lawsuit going on.

Richard Warman used to work for the notorious Human Rights Commission, which runs the “kangaroo courts” who’ve charged Mark Steyn with “flagrant Islamophobia.”

Richard Warman has brought almost half these cases single-handledly, getting websites he doesn’t like shut down, and making tens of thousands of tax free dollars in “compensation” out of web site owners who can’t afford to fight back or don’t even realize they can.

The province of British Columbia had to pass a special law to stop Richard Warman from suing libraries because they carried books he didn’t approve of.

Richard Warman also wants to ban international websites he doesn’t like from being seen by Canadians.

Let’s see…what’s the word I’m looking for? Oh yeah, douchebag. Thanks Scott.

These damn lawsuits are costing the defendants thousands of dollars! Thousands for calling Richard Warman a douchebag! There is a link on this link to help out Five Feet of Fury, one of the ones getting sued. And Ezra Levant (another defendant) has further links and updates.