Sponsored Content
« Rescue Dogs and Dogs You Need Rescue From Cafe | Main | Daily Tech News 5 August 2022 »
August 04, 2022

I Should Be Afraid Of The Innumerable Night Of The ONT

Welcome to Thursday people! I hope y'all are enjoying your summer as it winds down. Say, if any of y'all are getting excess rain, would you mind sending it down to Texas?


sin.jpg


Texas Tea


Texas Now Produces More Oil Than Every Country in the World Besides Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq

The article is from 2019, but I found data from the US EIA (Energy Information Administration) that shows that in May, 2022 (the latest date figures are available), Texas pumped about 5 million barrels of oil per day (4,965,000), which is two and a half times as much as we produced 10 years ago. We're doing our part. How?

And this “energy miracle” in the Lone Star State has nothing to do with Obama’s recent delusional claims of his alleged contributions to America’s new position as the world’s No. 1 oil producer, and everything to do with the contributions of free-market capitalism, Yankee ingenuity, technological innovation, revolutionary drilling and extraction techniques supported by modern Made-in-the-USA equipment, and, most importantly, the contributions of America’s many risk-taking “petronpreneurs” who are the real “miracle workers” in America’s amazing energy success story.

Damn straight.


Go Woke, Go Broke


Bowing to PC outrage culture, last year the Cleveland Indians changed their name to the generic, milquetoast “Guardians”. How's that working out for them? Not well.

Cleveland Guardians Struggling To Attract Fans, Ratings After Name Change

TV Ratings and attendance are both down 30% since the name change. I'm curious, any Indians fans here? I know AlexTheChick is one, but she doesn't come on the ONT much. How do you feel about the switch? How about any Redskins fans? I'm not a fan of either team, but when they come up in conversation I just call them the Indians and the Redskins. Fuck it. (But I'm a stick in the mud anyway. I still call BWI “Friendship” and refuse to refer to the NFL franchise located in Indiana as anything other than “Indianapolis”.)

Thursday Night Question

You'll have to click through to read about this guy's hilarious adventure with the orange, but that brings up tonight's Question For The Horde™: Myself excluded, members of the Horde are generally smarter, better looking and wittier than the general public. What is the biggest “Doh!” moment of your life? Ever been talking to a friend on the phone while you walk around looking for your phone? And then ask them to call you so you can find it by the ring? Spent 10 minutes looking for the glasses you were wearing? C'mon, spill. I'll start. I wrote my name on the street in gunpowder and lit it with a match, expecting it to burn like a fuse a la Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam. Instead it exploded and blew my face off (well, 1st and 2nd degree burns). Your turn, go!


Do-It-Yourself Project


A View From The Other Side


Where Do the Democrats Find These Guys?


Frankly, her politics suck, but whoever she is she's a very talented writer, I literally laughed out loud in a couple of places.


In an early primary debate, Biden had lifted—almost word for word—a speech off a British Labour politician named Neil Kinnock. This included telling the audience that he was the first person in his family to go to college in “a thousand generations” (taking the lineage back to Cro-Magnon Biden), and that he came from a family of coal miners. That no one in his family had worked in a mine and that there were college graduates on his mother’s side of the family were the least of his problems.


Read it, it's amusing, and it's always interesting to see how the other side thinks. I will also give her props that in places she's willing to step back from fan-girling for anyone with a D by their name to acknowledge problems – the consequences of Clinton's crime bill and Kerry's anti-war lies, for example.


Tax Haven


Tax Freedom in Puerto Rico

John Stossel explains:


Want to pay no federal income tax?

Move to Puerto Rico.
Really. If you move to the island, you can legally pay none. There’s also no capital gains tax.
You just have to give 4% of your income to Puerto Rico.
The tax break was started by a Puerto Rican politician who’d watched years of high taxes fail to improve life on the island. He decided to try something different.
Obviously, it’s a popular idea, when people learn about it.


Death By A Thousand Regulations


Where's The Beef?

Noticed any food shortages lately?

What did the inspection entail? An absurd technique called “poke and sniff.” To find tainted meat, federal bureaucrats stuck little spikes into carcasses and then smelled the spikes.

If they smelled something spoiled, they ordered that meat discarded.  
The process was ridiculous. The inspectors used the same spikes over and over, plunging them into multiple animals. Poking and sniffing sometimes made things worse by spreading disease from one carcass to the next.
Of course, governments often do ridiculous things, and regulators, once they start doing them, keep doing them. The feds didn’t stop “poke and sniff” until the late 1990s.
Today, USDA inspectors do a better job. They test for bacteria. But the inspection process is so cumbersome and expensive, many small companies can’t afford it.
The result, complained President Joe Biden recently, is too much market concentration: “Four big corporations control more than half the markets in beef, pork and poultry!”
His remedy, sadly, is to give your tax money to some smaller meatpackers.
Of course, such subsidies and regulations increase market concentration.
“The bigger the government, the bigger the corporations,” Massie points out. “People who don’t like big corporations haven’t figured that out.”


How Did They Nazi That?

They'll probably claim it was an accident, but I mean, come on. How could you NOT notice that at some point during the design process? It defies belief.

Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by open mics:

(NSFW-language. The anchor's expression is what really makes the clip, however)

Editing error.jpg

digg this
posted by WeirdDave at 10:00 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden[/i][/s][/b] : "I honestly don't know how San Diego can really lim ..."

bear with asymmetrical balls: "[i]I honestly don't know how San Diego can really ..."

Shakarone: "We proudly hand wash our most favored beer glasses ..."

CharlieBrown'sDildo: "My current CCW is good until '24 and unless KY cha ..."

Eromero: "274 Posted by: Duke Lowell at August 14, 2022 03:3 ..."

Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden[/i][/s][/b] : "If you get it into your innards, your bones will d ..."

Martini Farmer: "FWIW the "class" I took here in Kentucky for my CC ..."

blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/): "All true. But we face water restrictions now too, ..."

Lost In Space: "Boswell, your sketches are a lovely imagining of t ..."

Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden[/i][/s][/b] : "Yeah, San Diego did what it needed to do to solve ..."

Ciampino - the quantities would be so minute but it's the EPA: "263 Anyone recall when water departments were nerv ..."

Mongerel: "59 I've tried all sorts of things, including vineg ..."

Recent Entries
Search


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)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64