« Borrowing Now At 100% of GDP | Main | ABC's Jake Tapper Takes a Little Shot at the God King.[ArthurK] »
August 03, 2011

Overnight Open Thread

Conservative Rock'n'Rollers?

I suspect there are more out there than we know of - well at least fiscally conservative that is.

Of course it's always a lot easier to talk up socialist pie-in-the-sky ideas when it'll be someone else's money paying for it. A 95% tax bracket however does tend to concentrate the mind on the benefits of private property and smaller, more limited government.

From Reuters: “New biography portrays Mick Jagger as closet conservative.”

...Come on, the man attended the London School of Economics, his band formed their own record company and they moved to France as tax exiles in the 1970s.

The Beatles, too, are fiscal conservatives. They, too, had their own record company and just try using “Imagine” without Yoko Ono’s approval. Imagine no possessions? You bought that crock of bull? Goodness, he was singing from his big mansion in the video.

Many other British rockers from the 1960s were fiscal conservatives thanks to a 95% marginal tax rate on the richest. You play guitar till your fingers bleed for years, suddenly get a hit and the Crown is there to take its 19 and for every 1 to you.

tumblr_lmaqdibeae1qzs3xio1_500.jpg

The Chevy Under-Volt Continues to Underwhelm
Number of Chevy Volts sold nationally last month: 125

The July sales numbers are out and the Chevy Volt continues to electrify (get it?) the country. GM sold … 125 Volts last month!

Way back in March I made fun of the Volt for selling 281 units in February. Turns out, February was a good month. But wait, there’s more! GM says they’re going to increase production to 5,000 Volts per month in order to keep up with demand.

Sure they may be losing money on each Volt but not to worry - they'll make up in volume. Our green jobs recovery depends on it.
voltsalessuck.png


Important Nuke Pro Tip
When you're building your own nuclear reactor à la the radioactive boy scout, it's always better to seek forgiveness than ask for permission.

This Actually Happened
And in Johnny's defense it was the 70's.

Psst - Want An Easy $50K?
Here Lee Stranahan walks you through how absurdly easy it is to qualify for a Pigford settlement from the USDA. Not a farmer? No problem as long as you thought about farming and the USDA didn't help you. Not black? Not a problem either - all you need these days is a mother or sister.

Since I’m not black, I couldn’t file under Pigford or the new Pigford 2 legislation. Sure, some white people actually did collect under Pigford by providing farm information for a black claimant and then splitting the money. Sure, the lawyers and adjudicators were mostly white and they made out like bandits, too. But let’s ignore the whole race issue.

The “black farmers" settlement was such a success that the lawyers realized they could create an entirely new settlement that almost everyone can qualify for. Me, you, everyone. All you need is a mother.

The government created a new discrimination settlement for "woman farmers.” They put up a website about it, too – FarmerClaims.gov — and as much as people complain about the quality of government services, this one even has a toll-free number that’s open from nine in the morning till eight at night.

They've made it so goddamn easy to get in on this scam that you'd have to be a fool or insanely honest not to.

Ask Matt Labash: An Eco-Friendly Guide To Human Sacrificing Ashton Kutcher
Apparently the Sun God prefers emulsification.

It’d be much more environmentally responsible, when sacrificing Ashton Kutcher, to put him in a resomator — a device that is catching on in the mortician trade. It’s a steel chamber that uses high pressure and chemicals to emulsify a body, while expending only about one-seventh of the energy required for cremation. Sure, it’d be more satisfying to watch him get barbecued during a “Two and a Half Men” episode, right before it was (finally) canceled. But resomation is the way to cleanly and greenly offer up a human sacrifice.
114575734-300x227.jpg

"I'm A Stupid Cat"
But one of the benefits of being stupid is that every day is awesome.

10 Celebrities Who Really, Really Love Getting Married
Elizabeth Taylor only comes in at #3 with 8 marriages.

enhanced-buzz-27960-1312381178-3.jpg

Ladies, Your Feet Are Getting Bigger!
So you'll have to add that the lengthy list of your physical inadequacies.

Women are becoming increasingly touchy about the length of their feet as average sizes go up. Many are embarrassed because they think having large feet is masculine.

The result, according to a study, is that half of women fib to their friends and partners about the size of their shoes.

The report found women’s feet have increased by an average size and a half in the past 20 years – from a 4½ in 1990 to a six in 2011. And 82 per cent of those with size eight or nine feet say their large footprint makes them feel particularly ashamed.

shoes_1389718c.jpg

And with your Gigantor feet how will you ever fit them into the latest bizarro shoes?

enhanced-buzz-30015-1311944907-21.jpg

Tonight's post brought to you by then and now:

6DFTu.jpg

Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Please e-mail overnight open thread tips to maetenloch at gmail. Otherwise send tips to Ace.

digg this
posted by Maetenloch at 09:23 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Cicero (@cicero): "My uncle was a Deputy Exalted Grand Imperious Tain ..."

microcosme: "My brother and his family are coming to town today ..."

mustbequantum: ""The US military is among the few remaining instit ..."

Count de Monet: "Specter died in 2012.  Democrat from 1951 - 1 ..."

Mymind: "Waiting for my granddaughter to come over. We are ..."

geoffb: "Re: reprogramming.On the previous thread I linked ..."

Weak Geek: "Spending the morning at a church work day. Not too ..."

BackwardsBoy [/i][/s][/b]: "I missed an Aussie sighting? Shazbot! Granddaug ..."

Count de Monet: "And Specter was a congressional aide in 1963. ..."

BignJames: "It was Snarlin' Arlen Specter on the Warren Commis ..."

willow: "we can be dreamy and hope our missing parent were ..."

Count de Monet: "It was Snarlin' Arlen Specter on the Warren Commis ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64