SciFi Friday

JK takes a look at Dollhouse and Terminator.

I’ve always liked the blowing up of everyone so you can start a new story line plan (Terminator), so I’m not concerned about that. I liked ghost Kyle showing up.

Dollhouse has big potential, but it also has potential to blow itself up too. The Dollhouse is already getting investigated and our hero is already having memories she shouldn’t be.

That leaves Battlestar Galactica. The countdown is on and apparently their way of ending this is to introduce new characters to explain the others. I guess it’s a plan. I preferred the actual concept of rebellion against the enemy. There could have been more torturedness by not immediately saying that the final 4 were necessarily evil since they never involved themselves in the destruction of humans. Instead – Cylon=Enemy=Rebel against Adama.

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All good fun.

Ah, yes, the UN

BTL discovers this little gem: After refusing to protect civilians from the Lord’s Resistance Army in Congo, the civilians decide to protect themselves.
(ht Tai-Chi policy</a)

Aid workers and human rights activists are watching the phenomenon with trepidation. In a part of Congo with dozens of militias and rebels, they fear these self-defense groups could transform into a menacing force.

Look to this administration next week to see how the new US is going to deal with the UN. We are apparently going to help plan the UN’s conference on racism. We walked out on the first one after discovering this really means the UN conference on blaming Israel.

Posted in UN

A couple of things

Is Obama really going to end sanctions with Iran?
via Gateway pundit linking to Geostrategy.

The United States has abandoned its policy of sanctioning companies that aid Iran’s nuclear and missile program, they said.

The officials said the new Obama administration of has decided to end sanctions against Iranian government agencies or companies that aid Teheran’s missile and nuclear program. The officials said Israel has been informed of the new U.S. policy.

Is he really going to renegotiate mortgages so that homeowners only need pay 30% of their income each month?

The plan will help distressed homeowners get modified loans, subsidising lenders who cut interest rates. Mr Frank said the plan would aim ensure that such householders need pay no more than 31 per cent of their income on their mortgage.

It’s ok people, I don’t mind subsidizing your way of life while cutting back on things I would actually like to buy.

Watching the meltdown is just sort of sad….

Have you noticed of late how my blogging has sucked? Partly due to company being here and staying up too late, but mostly….what is there to say?

This administration is looking horrible.
The stimulus bill is a joke that I hope (with Mr. Gregg’s withdrawal) now stands a chance of failure.
Tangent: The link above is an editorial in the Washington Post and says this idiotic thing:

Mr. Obama has been clear on what he wanted in the stimulus package since the November election; nothing there could have come as a surprise to Mr. Gregg.

I’m pretty sure Mr. Gregg did not expect Nancy Pelosi to be in charge of this bill.

Between the 48 hours promise to read the thing before voting on it to
Nancy’s 6pm getaway trip and
all the crap in the thing and the
lies told about it and
now some new admonishments to us about not living beyond our means for the sake of our children’s future
what exactly is there to say about things except “gag me”?

These people who are supposedly running things have no actual philosophy of belief that is true and so dicker around the sidelines with their “helping the people” bullshit in order to….what?

I went to the Anchoress today, like most days. Today I opened it up and just closed it again. Her whole blog is the whole theme of this administration.

“Obama & Dems: Put your dreams away”.

Essentially everything they are doing to “help” is the wrong thing.

(forgive me for not linking on the factoids below. I’m assuming you’re all caught up on the news and I need to get to work)
Obama wants to cut greenhouse gases and impose carbon taxes and increase mileage on vehicles yet he’s appalled that Elkhart – the RV capital of the universe – has huge unemployment numbers.

Obama wants us to spend ungodly amounts of money now, but not once we’re “out of the recession”. At that point we need to live within our means. (Let’s say we spend 1 trillion dollars now, and only 1 billion in 2 years when we’re out of the recession. Won’t that mean we’re in a recession again??)

Obama wants to see no more urban sprawl yet somehow we’ll need tons of money in public railways and all those people who work on building the urban sprawl will somehow magically be working for either green infrastructure of ACORN depending upon which part of the stimulus package they’re a part of .

Moving out of the $$ situation you have:
Obama wants to give the folks in Gitmo their constitutional rights without thinking how that might effect secrets on how we protect ourselves. When it’s pointed out, he says he gets to choose which of those rights these folks are going to get. huh?

Obama is rethinking missile defense because it hasn’t been “proven” and “cost effective”. And somehow that’s going to sooth the Russians and the Iranians who will now become sane and back down themselves from either their land/port grab or their nuclear ambitions.

Obama’s first thought on the stimulus was to make it all “buy American” which puts other countries out of work. You know….allies and people who buy our stuff.

It’s all very, very sad and I am getting more seriously concerned about this country every day. It’s one thing to disagree with someone on political philosophy while looking at evidence. There could be much to say about borrowing a few billion to do some infrastructure stuff or to invest in future energy needs, but to pay a penny for MORE education on STD’s or ACORN or sports stadiums or highspeed to Vegas………….

I know you all read the blogs, so none of this is new. What more is there to say about it except it’s very, very sad.

UPDATE: One more thing. If the Democrats had a plan, a philosophy, a belief that they were upholding here I don’t think I’d be so sad about the whole thing. But they don’t. There is no way that putting money into the infrastructure and to create jobs can equate to expanding ACORN or removing the Clinton welfare reforms. There is no coherence thought to this at all. Which makes it just a money/power grab which makes it – yes, I’ll say it – unpatriotic!
If they believed something…..and acted on it within those confines it’d be different.
ie if Stimulus bill = X and then
Democrat program grab = a different bill altogether that we’d vote on separately.

Obama’s First Press Conference

Ed Morrissey saw exactly what I saw.

2 big lies and 1 case of complete revisionist history.

he made two flat-out false statements regarding his opposition. He also added a completely incorrect reading of history, one that turns out to be very instructive about his own economic incompetence.

I also head weakness in regards to both Afghanistan and Iran.

Powerline has a good take too.

ps – Your tax dollars at work, through GM in Brazil.
Must be those union wages.

In other news…..

The Stimulus bill’s affect on your health.

Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research (190-192). The goal, Daschle’s book explained, is to slow the development and use of new medications and technologies because they are driving up costs. He praises Europeans for being more willing to accept “hopeless diagnoses” and “forgo experimental treatments,” and he chastises Americans for expecting too much from the health-care system.

(ht the Anchoress)

State secrets are needed, but don’t worry because
“We won’t have them like that guy did”

A Justice Department spokesman, Matt Miller, said the government did not comment on pending litigation, but he seemed to suggest that Mr. Obama would invoke the privilege more sparingly than its predecessor.

“It is the policy of this administration to invoke the state secrets privilege only when necessary and in the most appropriate cases,” he said, adding that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. had asked for a review of pending cases in which the government had previously asserted a state secret privilege.

Vacation in Cuba!
Apparently it’s a “stealth” bill going through.