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  1. January 7th, 2010 at 15:38 | #1

    …why did they even do it?

  2. January 12th, 2010 at 21:12 | #2

    "Danger Will Robinson, DANGER!" (from the Robot's point of view).

  3. January 16th, 2010 at 14:09 | #3

    Art Market=OTC Market … thinly traded
    Art Dealers=Market Makers

    It is a given that emotional manipulation of a few buyers can set the prices at surrealistic levels in these type of markets.

    With is in mind I suggest that Bernie Madoff becomes the new curator for the MET in NY. This will eliminate the need for any future fundraising.

  4. Wilbur
    February 14th, 2010 at 09:08 | #4

    BTW, http://www.about.com is owned by the New York Times. OMG. Research from “mainstream” media!

  5. Megan Delaney
    March 19th, 2010 at 17:32 | #5

    My calculation- Estimated Canadian marginal tax rate 75%- No wonder my U.S. friends mock me at tax time.

  6. Ritzi Adams
    March 27th, 2010 at 10:33 | #6

    ” … the true north strong and politically corrrect ………..dare I ever interject” (?)

  7. Dexter
    April 2nd, 2010 at 11:06 | #7

    it’s actually dihydrogen MONOxide

  8. April 2nd, 2010 at 17:19 | #8

    fine!

  9. Rosanna Toldi
    April 5th, 2010 at 00:13 | #9

    I am sick of these liers telling us that they had no clue this would happen. We have been scammed people…by the biggest crooks out there. Sitting behind desks, and telling the media what to say and how to break the news. What a con Job.

  10. Wilbur
    April 8th, 2010 at 23:05 | #10

    Too bad shareholders cannot force the executives to return their ill gotten compensation……

  11. Megan Delaney
    May 14th, 2010 at 18:03 | #11

    Who knew you were such an afficionado of quality TV programs? The sad thing is I recognized all the reality show references in your article so it’s obvious I should get out more. I suspect that Bush Jr. may have actually used these shows as his primary intellectual resource.

  12. Steve
    June 3rd, 2010 at 05:47 | #12

    We are indeed a nation of finger pointers, addicted to the deflection of blame. We are raising kids to be financially successful without concern for the greater societal needs. The smartest people I know have gone in to anything other than manufacturing or the sciences. Who’s going to develop the technologies of the future?
    Nevermind, we’ll just “offshore” that issue too.

    SA

  13. Steve
    June 3rd, 2010 at 08:53 | #13

    TC, so cynical! I love it. Who was the hot chick who did all the contortions evading the criss cross laser beam alarm trips? Was that the TC Affair?

  14. June 3rd, 2010 at 09:47 | #14

    That was Entrapment with Catherine Zeta Jones

  15. Peggy
    June 4th, 2010 at 08:42 | #15

    I read both your article and the one in The Consumerist about this incident. From what was said in The Consumerist, it doesn’t seem like she was fired for being “too attractive”; it seems like the managers were just arbitrarily trying to give her a hard time.

    “[Her two managers] started making offhanded comments about her appearance, she says. She was told not to wear fitted business suits. She should wear makeup because she looked sickly without it. (She had purposefully stopped wearing makeup in hopes of attracting less attention.) Once, she recalls, she came in to work without having blow-dried her hair straight—it is naturally curly—and [a manager] told a female colleague to pass on a message that she shouldn’t come into work without straightening it.

    I can understand about some outfits being inappropriate for work, since there are many that I’ve seen women wear that are more like party wear than work wear. But to be told to wear make-up and to straighten one’s hair? This is a job at a bank, not a modeling firm or acting job, where your role IS to look good.

    The article goes on to say: “Last June, the plaintiff got a letter notifying her that she’d been put on a 6-month probation and was facing possible dismissal. Part of the reasoning in the note was that she had supposedly arrived late to work on June 6 and 7. The only problem is — those were a Saturday and Sunday and the branch had been closed.”

    Seems kind of suspicious to me. If the issue was only her supposedly inappropriate work wear, then why the need to lie? It’s not clear whether Ms. Lorenzana liked her job before all this nonsense started, but I hope she gets a better one after this.

  16. Wilbur
    June 11th, 2010 at 07:46 | #16

    Ms. Sunderland is actually an American….

    http://abbysunderland.com/meet-abby.php

  17. Steve
    June 12th, 2010 at 08:12 | #17

    We aren’t exactly raising a generation of rebellious wanderers, are we? I think it’s so cool to hear a story like this. These are the kids who’ll grow up not being afraid to take a chance without losing the possibility of the 3rd place medal !! ” Oh honey, that was such a GOOD try”.

  18. Steve
    June 12th, 2010 at 08:18 | #18

    I remember hearing an interview with HRH’s number 1 side kick and major domo who proclaimed him a “renaissance man”. How about his taste in women ? Ms. Boles, of course.

  19. Wilbur
    June 18th, 2010 at 08:08 | #19

    Actually the Yahoo article about Hispanic voting is written poorly. It is totally legal and eliminates gerrymandering. In the New York case, there are 6 seats up for election. Each voter gets 6 votes. The votes can be used anyway (6 votes for 1 candidate or 1 vote for 6 candidates or any other combination which gives you 6 votes). The 6 candidates with the most votes win the election.

    Imagine if cumulative voting were used throughout the United States to elect Congresspeople. Then there would be no safe districts since gerrymandering would be eliminated. In the case of California, each voter would get 53 votes to allocate to different candidates. Sure it would be chaotic, but imagine how much fun election would become when all candidates have to fight among themselves regardless of party.

  20. June 18th, 2010 at 08:17 | #20

    more moving parts = more manipulation potential

  21. Wilbur
    June 18th, 2010 at 20:15 | #21

    The results of the election are out:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/18/AR2010061803766.html

    A Hispanic won a seat (first time) and a black Republican (first time), too, though the black Republican was “appointed” to the seat earlier.

    Need to wait for the analysis of the votes to see what is really happened though.

  22. sca
    June 30th, 2010 at 04:19 | #22

    You sure come down hard on the spoiled American kids. I totally agree. When my son was in grade school and summer came around, my friends overwhelmed me with a startling array of camps, activities and sports that are apparently mandotory on this area. I remember feeling pissed and squished. Pissed because people were dictating to me and squished because I felt like I was caught between a rock and a hard place. Like a lemming I robotically signed up for every waking moment of my sons life to be occupied with these mandatory “activities”. I felt a gutless puppet, but what was I to do? Let my child suffer the odious position of being the “odd man out”.
    Same with football. Any doctor will tell you it’s the worst thing for a kid to play, given his stage of physical devolpment. But what brave parent will suffer the ostracism of letting his kid be the “odd man out”. And confronting a defiant, miserable, dejected son who rages against you, hates you and feels friendless, devastated and “out of the loop”. Well that’s the clincher. No one. Nada. Dad’s feel like football is the greatest thing since beer and mother’s can’t deal with agony of an unhappy child.
    I’m guilty on both counts, so what right do I have to spout rightous opinons?
    Ms. Chicken “….”

  23. sca
    June 30th, 2010 at 04:46 | #23

    His comment about wanting to be a tampon inside that hideous horsefaced woman is the grossest thing I ever heard. “Ugh” Yeck” “Ick”

  24. sca
    June 30th, 2010 at 04:57 | #24

    I think Mcdonalds should go bankrupt, be the sole the target of every terrorist worth his salt and be quarantined for selling poison to our masses and promoting rampant obesity. The terrorists should infiltrate from the inside. Put fish guts, cat poop and fiery Jalepenos in all the food. Mouse traps in all the toys. Clog up all the toilets and pour raw sewage everywhere. Yum.

  25. June 30th, 2010 at 05:12 | #25

    @sca
    In some parts of the world, Jalepeno flavored fish guts may be a delicacy..yum!!

  26. Grace
    July 15th, 2010 at 14:30 | #26

    I quite enjoy your broker stategy. Do tell, whatever happened to our friend Paul?

  27. Steve Anton
    July 20th, 2010 at 07:53 | #27

    Can dufusness apply to ones golf game? The golf god is most certainly color and everything else-blind.

  28. July 20th, 2010 at 09:01 | #28

    dufusness, gaelic origins: to duff uselessly, shortened in recent years to dufusness

  29. Wilbur
    July 27th, 2010 at 07:55 | #29

    GMAC 2.0! GM should just follow the blue print of the previous incarnation, lend money for US Government approved activities (why not since it is owned by the government), sell a stake to a stupid private equity firm and then ask for another bailout when kicking the can no longer works.

    It works the first time. No need to reinvent the wheel. In the meantime workers and management can rake in nice bonuses and overtime selling more junk that people do not need. The leadership in Washington can feel good since GMAC 2.0 is lending and stimulating the economy.

    It is morning in America again!

  30. Steve
    August 17th, 2010 at 06:50 | #30

    I agree with all of the above. Here’s my beef: the PGA declared all of these hazards to be played as sand trap type bunkers and not as waste bunkers. OK but then it becomes incumbent on the facility to allow them to be kept as bunkers. When fans are allowed to trample through them creating huge inconsistencies, the resulting penalties could be extreme. Shame on the PGA, Whistling Straights & Pete Dye. Congrats to Dustin for being a gentleman and for reflecting the class that golf ( and OK Tony, life ) should be about.

  31. Wilbur
    August 20th, 2010 at 16:39 | #31

    The irony.

    Brian Sandoval, is a Republican and Hispanic, and is running for the Governor of Nevada in November 2010. His opponent is Rory Reid, the Majority Leader’s son.

    Then again, the Reid name is not that great in Nevada. It is so toxic that Rory does not use his last name anymore during what is left of the campaign. Thus, maybe the Majority Leader forgot he had a son since Rory is not using the Reid name.

    Oh, Rasmussen Reports (dated August 19, 2010) has Sandoval leading Reid 52 percent to 36 percent. Hopefully Sandoval wins and Henry gets voted out. He can then spend more time getting to know his Hispanic Governor.

  32. Wilbur
    August 23rd, 2010 at 06:02 | #32

    Julie Inkster disqualified for violating the rules at the Safeway Classic.

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2010/08/should-tv-viewers-be-making-golf-calls/1

  33. Wilbur
    August 28th, 2010 at 14:41 | #33

    Global warming saved the United States. Second quarter GDP was much better than expected because of global warming:

    “Wall Street appears to have been caught off-guard by an upward revision to electricity and natural-gas usage figures, which led to an increase in real personal consumption to 2% from the 1.6% initially projected.

    A simple explanation, offered by Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Neil Dutta: households ran their air conditioners longer because of warmer-than-average temperature. ”

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-second-quarter-growth-slows-to-16-2010-08-27

  34. September 29th, 2010 at 11:46 | #34

    Sort of like me calling you out. Slow news at Ryder Cup so they have to generate some interest.

  35. October 20th, 2010 at 20:57 | #35

    Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist

  36. Wilbur
  37. Milford
    January 18th, 2011 at 11:27 | #37

    In a democracy any persons may seek public office for which they are legally qualified and people may vote in any way they wish for good reasons bad reasons or no reason. Theres no point complaining about it or pretending that the Democratic Party or any of its candidates are somehow owed anyones vote they never are.

  38. Wilbur
    February 4th, 2011 at 09:44 | #38

    You gotta feel bad for Mubarak. He told Christiane Amanpour that “he’s fed up with being president and would like to leave office now, but cannot, he says, for fear that the country would sink into chaos.”

    This is the same line that the bank CEOs were using to force Paulson and Bush to bail them out in 2008.

    At least he learned from the Americans.

  39. Rambo
    February 25th, 2011 at 07:10 | #39

    US having such a nice warm winter..thank goodness for global warming…only thing warm is the hot air coming out of their mouths and asses

  40. Wilb
    March 1st, 2011 at 20:09 | #40

    Allen West is a member of the CBC and is a Republican.

  41. TC
    March 2nd, 2011 at 06:09 | #41

    I stand corrected. Rep West is a new and I believe the first non Democrat in the CBC

  42. kimberly
    March 3rd, 2011 at 08:42 | #42

    yeah nice

  43. Pierson
    March 29th, 2011 at 19:45 | #43

    Perhaps waiters and waitresses need the shock value of tip-less service now and then in order for them to realize the cause-effect relationship of their actions. Rule #4 of basic economics says that people respond to incentives. Lastly, your closing line is an interesting point to consider.

  44. JV3
    May 4th, 2011 at 09:19 | #44

    This speaks to me.

  45. Sade
    June 20th, 2011 at 16:24 | #45

    Hi, I need to say that As IF Time is really a extremely excellent location to slack from work 🙂

  46. Bdub
    June 20th, 2011 at 16:45 | #46

    This article is very much appreciated and brings forward the thoughts of many on how much we require an athlete who knows and recognizes the way it is! He is a class act, and i for one hope he can retain those values throughout his career and not fall victim as too many do.

  47. Jv2
    August 9th, 2011 at 22:01 | #47

    “But if that was the only prerequisite for leading a nation, any of the last dozen or so Miss Americas could have been  just as eligible.”

    Perfect, TC. I love it.

  48. CC
    August 12th, 2011 at 08:48 | #48

    Released by Seasame Street:
    “Bert and Ernie are best friends,” the statement reads. “They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves.”

    But now that it is out there, I am going to be very careful how I celebrate my birdie putts with the my buds…..

  49. Wilbur
    September 15th, 2011 at 13:00 | #49

    Actually under U.S. Copyright laws, Scarlett owns the copyright of the photos that she took of herself. She should hope that somebody who has deep pockets uses her photos so she can sue them and laugh her way to the bank.

    Then again, she could always go and get some plastic surgery and change her appearance so she can look even better than she does today…..

  50. Cc
    November 11th, 2011 at 09:16 | #50

    Look only as far back, to the parents of Peaceful protestors. What you will find, is a coddling parent telling their child they are great and can do anything they want to do. Then the naive youngster enters the real world and finds out they are average, and hard work will be required to move forward. Yup, time to PROTEST!

  51. Cc
    December 2nd, 2011 at 18:08 | #51

    In the fifteen hundreds when the first union’s were organizing the chimney sweepers there was progress. Even when the factor workers after the great depression had unions help them collaborate to strike down the evil capitalist owners of manufacturing plants to pay fair wages and reasonable hours work every week we felt our country was progressing. Where did it go so terribly wrong?

    In the end unions today are at best a virus that feed off the balance sheets of society for self interest but carry the PR they are doing good.

    For someone who pays indirectly for the incompetence and low productivity I say. @&$/&;$;&83$;@/$)(

  52. Ritzi
    December 2nd, 2011 at 21:48 | #52

    Three Wise Men? I never got what was wise about them…..but let’s not go down that whole religious road, I’m sure they were very nice blokes. The whole Black Friday thing has always amazed me as has the Boxing Day frenzy. I just cannot fathom nor imagine why anyone would want to be part of either of those herds of cattle. The whole present buying thing has been out of control for at least 30 years that I can remember. Before that , even though it was already commercialized, there was more of a subtlety to it. It seemed “special” and shopping for those FEW presents was an almost pleasant outing where one might meet up with a fellow shopper for eggnog & a wee chat. Now…….mental. If it were up to me Xmas would be celebrated once every 4 years. “Boo” say my friends and family. Alright, once every 2 years….but that’s my final offer.

  53. tc
    December 2nd, 2011 at 22:15 | #53

    ahem, you want the previous story…

  54. ob
    January 6th, 2012 at 11:09 | #54

    Most people dont know and are un aware that this movement was started by the Adbuster media empire.
    This is a sample letter that was sent out to every businesses that is selling the Adbuster magazine.
    I urge all of you readers to Google Adbuster magazine and get to know what they are all about.
    E-mail sent out:
    This e-mail is in regards to Addbusters magazine. My family consisting of wife, five adult children and myself have been shopping in your Wholefood (former Capers) store on Robson Street for many, many years. I am surprised that your store would sell the Adbuster magazines who promotes violence and the over throw of the Capitalistic system. I respectfully request that you an American owned company stop selling this magazine otherwise you will loose us and many of our friends as customers. In addition I am part owner of a consulting engineering office within two blocks of your store, we are part of a society of thousands of practising engineers and we will shortly add a page on face-book/twitter to condemn anybody affiliated with Adbusters which will look like this:

    I read your crap Adbusters magazine and you are not any different than Fidel Castro, Chavez, North Koreas Kim etc. who claim to be communists but live like capitalistic pigs living in big mansions, driving expensive cars and flying private jets. You sound like the multi millionaire Micheal Moore who wants to change the world what a disgusting idea. You show videos from Barcelona Spain and other parts of the world demonstrating people using American I Phones, I pods, Dell computers, holding Starbucks coffees etc., I am sure your office is using American technologies in form of computers, e-mail etc; you are using the internet to advertise your outfit; American again. Whatever food, furniture, everyday things you buy is American, The world needs change but real change and not a bunch of leftists who are selfish and don’t allow freedom on their own people. Maybe we should let communist China take over the world they would use Adbuster people for organ transplants and throw the rest of your bodies to the dogs.
    How hypocrite can you be charging evil money for your Adbuster magazine, selling it in American owned stores such as Capers, you are not any better than any CEO from any large company.
    At least Bill gates gives a billion dollars away every year a sum of money any of you would be in capable of ever making.
    The world needs change, real change but not your kind of change.

  55. Norm Guy
    January 24th, 2012 at 00:19 | #55

    Who is this TC, the king/queen of generalizations? Cruise ships will now definitely be burdened by so many new regulations because of one incident? Who decided there wqas any evidence of that? Michelle Bachman is called a looney because she raised a bunch of kids? Really? It wasn’t all of her looney statements that maybe took the media there? Tim Tebow is univerally disliked by people who don’t even watch football because he has no flaws? Really? Wow.

  56. cc
    March 4th, 2012 at 09:34 | #56

    Really! lets see now.. Vancouver weather = mostly sunny days May to September with regular reminders of, we live in a rain forest. For the other months, damp, cold, occasional snow, with pop up sunny days to give the illusion were kinda like California. I find it hard to give us a world class status for that. Guess that is why so many head south for winter months to take a break from living in a world class place.

    Natural beauty , for sure, just ask anyone on a sunny day about that. We rule!

    Best NHL hockey team , well as it stands today, 2nd best , but maybe, just maybe if we believe.

    Real estate values, if you own something they are great, if your a 1st time local buyer, they suck.

    I have more, but my half calf, double mocha, grande, no foam latte is ready and the guy with homeless cardboard sign outside needs my loonie in change for a regular coffee.

    See ya all soon when its warm enough to golf again.

  57. BT
    March 26th, 2012 at 12:22 | #57

    This is obviously a ridiculous notion. Sandra Fluke is no different then thousands before her in desperately trying to draw attention to herself. If she has that much time for all that sex and her studies, I would suggest that she use her time to help people that are less fortunate and in trouble with the courts.
    Continuing education has unfortunately moved to a place where the graduate has a sense of entitlement on many levels similar to the delusional male lover after performing oral sex. It’s an achievment yes, but not a heroic act deserving more than both parties deserve.

  58. Martini
    March 28th, 2012 at 11:43 | #58

    Personally I don’t like wearing a hoodie because it musses my hair but it has become an acceptable dress code, albeit for casual dress only. Haven’t seen formal or semi-formal wear incorporating hoodies although some women do wear capes with hoods. Not so sure I agree that hoodies equates with “unsociable” and “gangsta”. When Bill Belechick, coach of the New England Patriots is allowed to wear a hoodie on the sidelines this makes it acceptable to the masses because you know the NFL would crack down on it if they felt it was not in the best interest of the league. Now Belechick may be unsociable but not gangsta.

  59. tc
    March 28th, 2012 at 14:43 | #59

    Coach Belichick, while not a fashion toadie, can be excused for wearing his athletic gear in the context of sport. Gillette Stadium is an outdoor venue, so arguably he is wearing his hoodie against the elements. In the case of many of today’s youth fashionistas, not only do they wear their hoodies hood up in warm climates such as LA, Phoenix, Florida etc, they also wear them that way INSIDE buildings. I’m not convinced banks would love to see gaggles of hoodied men in their foyers.

  60. Martini
    March 29th, 2012 at 14:08 | #60

    Bill wears a tuque on occasion with the hoodie over it. I believe it’s his way of looking different and he possibly is trying to set a trend of sloppy dressing. Just imagine what Tom Landry or Hank Stram would say of Bill’s attire.

  61. March 29th, 2012 at 17:28 | #61

    as long as he doesn’t loiter around 7-Elevens, he’s fine….

  62. Chantel
    August 22nd, 2012 at 15:24 | #62

    AMEN!! It gets tiresome really, and yes somewhat of a blessing to have it as a first world problem. Among other first-world problems.

  63. Wilbur
    August 26th, 2012 at 15:10 | #63

    Marketing at its best! Make sure that you catch up with the Joneses. Spend your money on the image that Hollywood and Madison Avenue created. Who cares about real problems like debt, education, jobs, etc…

  64. jv2
    November 11th, 2012 at 20:41 | #64

    Nicely put, TC. Is it time for us to shrug?

  65. TC
    November 12th, 2012 at 06:51 | #65

    As frustrating as this is to some, shrugging is the expected response, at least for the first little while. As time goes on and things begin to noticeably deteriorate, even the present ‘winners’ will grumble and if we’re lucky, the tide turns again. What is most devastating about this election are the subtle changes in mindset that are being etched into the minds of unwary people, especially young people. The progressive agenda has taken over the education system which means that the next generation of children will be indoctrinated with the ‘self evident’ truth of global warming, collectivism and laughable ‘rights’ of particular demographic groups. This is supported and abetted by the general media which continues to flood the public with BS as if it were spewing from a burst pipe. There is a quote attributable to a Taliban Mullah who clearly gets it. He states that “He who controls the information controls the will of the people”. It appears to me that the damage is irreparable barring some great socially cataclysmic event. In order for any possibility of change in the mindset, there has to be a change at the very foundation of education, reinstilling the very fundamental notion of the self reliant citizen.

  66. jv2
    November 15th, 2012 at 13:18 | #66

    TC, Agreed. It is too late for all generations between mine and my son’s. And probably beyond barring some sort of dramatic discontinuity. I like Peter Schiff’s analogy:

    “We’re in that spiral right now; this is how democracies die. We’re in a situation, votingwise, where we have more people in the wagon than we have pulling it. The way you get elected is you promise to people who are riding in the wagon more free stuff, an easier ride; and you also promise to whip the people pulling the wagon a little harder and make them do a little bit more. And as you do that, there are always people pulling the wagon who decide they are tired of pulling the wagon, and they want to jump in with everyone else. So you get even more people looking for something from government and you have fewer people to pay the bills. And this is where we are—a disintegrating nation.”

    I fear the wagon will stop moving soon.

  67. tc
    November 15th, 2012 at 18:00 | #67

    @jv2
    It’s understandable that those ‘without’ would vote for someone who promises them more. We get that. What’s confusing is that the recent voting stats showed that something like 7 of the top 10 wealth communities in the U.S. voted for the incumbent. That I don’t get. Must be the suicide gene that I’ve alluded to before.

  68. jv2
    November 18th, 2012 at 10:54 | #68

    I chalk it up to years of mainstream media brainwashing, political correctness, fatal conceit, and vast intellectual laziness.

  69. JV3
    January 25th, 2013 at 08:21 | #69

    I cracked up at the title – it’s sad to see your golf love decline, although it makes for much better family room TV time watching the ducks ;D.

  70. Bdub
    January 29th, 2013 at 14:34 | #70

    I like it, WOW talking about million dollar men who can “only” play in conditions suited to them! Tell them too try Bandon Dunes, and pay fore it, with NO big pay day waiting out the storm!

  71. wan
    March 7th, 2013 at 20:55 | #71

    Whether or not I tip for poor or non-existent service depends upon the restaurant. If it is one I frequent on a regular basis I would not be so bold as to leave nothing but if It is one that I would most likely not go back then what have I got to lose.

    In certain parts of the world, tipping is mandatory and usually put under the guise of service charges. Here we regulary see gratuity added to a party of 6 or more or if you are part of a club. A friend of mine once questioned why waiters and waitresses are so underpaid. It is as if the patron are subsidizing the owner’s business. Wouldn’t it make sense if the owners paid their waiters and waitresses a fair wage and charge the customers appropriately?

  72. TreeHugger
    April 5th, 2013 at 12:35 | #72

    Hey;
    Have you seen the caveman commercials – it’s always been survival of the fittest? Sugary drinks make it possible for the lean-mean veggie and vegan crowd to thrive! Keep up the postings Mr. AsIf

  73. TreeHugger
    April 26th, 2013 at 13:22 | #73

    Excellent points my friend. If you re-work you math to have the denominator only include people photographed by People Mag then she likely had a 1:5 chance since they seem to photograph the same people for a decade or so. The odds were not so astronomical after all.

    TH

  74. June 12th, 2013 at 11:03 | #74

    This is the problem with taxing “vices”. Tax gas and people will use it less and then you get less money. Tax smoking and people will do it less and you get less money.

    Income tax on the other hand, doesn’t motivate people to make less because the more you make, the more you keep – until you reach the next tax bracket at which point you start all over again. Trying to earn more to keep more of it.

  75. Votre
    July 17th, 2013 at 11:51 | #75

    The simple fact this particular case took place in Iowa and involved the dentist, his wife, an ordained minister, and an all male court tells you all you need to know about the mindset at work here. Next step: best get them gals in burkas – like they do in Iran – before they lead any right thinking guys in Iowa to commit sin.

  76. TF
    January 22nd, 2014 at 17:46 | #76

    Christie looks like a slam dunk for saint hood compared to former GOP hopeful former VA governor Bob McDonnell, based on the 14-count indictment. As SLATE posted”…Wealthy donors are never your friends, and living within your means is only a rule for chumps.”

  77. TF
    January 22nd, 2014 at 17:48 | #77

    He died and didn’t see it coming….

  78. January 23rd, 2014 at 21:16 | #78

    Uh, Wendy Davis…

  79. Beth
    April 22nd, 2014 at 18:01 | #79

    Two more questions in this survey:

    “Fewer than half of the respondents – 48 per cent – are aware that humans evolved from earlier species of animals and just 39 percent answered correctly that “the universe began with a huge explosion”.

    Umm…man’s evolution from earlier species of animals is most certainly NOT backed by scientific proof, and Darwin himself stated that his theory, without transitional fossils, is essentially rubbish. As is well known, such transitional fossils have not been discovered in the 150 years since Darwin wrote his book.

    As to the Big Bang, this term was coined with derision by Sir Fred Hoyle around 1950 to describe a theory on the origin of our universe to which he did not subscribe.

    Copernicus’ heliocentric theory has since been proven. Evolution and the Big Bang, however, have not…so how exactly do you get the answers wrong?

    Just sayin’…

    BTW, love your blog!

  80. April 22nd, 2014 at 18:09 | #80

    Exactly as you say, but like global warming, the issue has been ‘settled’. Big Bang is conventional ‘truth’.

  81. You know me
    April 25th, 2014 at 15:22 | #81

    Turkeys will mistrust humans even if they are vegetarians – oh that is a classic. I can’t wait to quote that!

    You are so clever and make me think and laugh out loud. I’m just sorry we aren’t closer to do so over an adult beverage.

  82. You know me
    April 25th, 2014 at 15:31 | #82

    Oh no! Eating poutine is bad? Sacre blue, mom ami, what will the Québécois do. Bring me another Bleu!!

  83. spinetingler
    May 8th, 2014 at 10:05 | #83

    You apparently don’t spend much time around kids.

    Which, I surmise, is probably a good thing.

  84. May 8th, 2014 at 10:14 | #84

    I like kids. Just not the professional ones.

  85. February 27th, 2015 at 14:26 | #85

    I actually find Jon Stewart entertaining, but I could not consider hims as a “news” person, it’s just comedy. Bill Maher does the same sort of thing, but I find Bill Maher to be rather unfunny.

  86. sork
    June 25th, 2015 at 11:22 | #86

    I’ll be first in line to buy one. I can’t wait.

  87. Walt
    October 11th, 2015 at 10:31 | #87

    While there may be some value in Trump’s alteration of the political status quo, there is also a lot of random noise coming from his mouth. The downside to a democratic system is that appealing to the masses could lead to a successful election.

  88. tbone
    October 11th, 2015 at 20:17 | #88

    Exactly. Obama proved that.

  89. Rob
    November 21st, 2015 at 17:58 | #89

    When you are disenfranchised and cannot see any potential future for yourself, taking down “the man” can seem like a rational course of action.

  90. tc
    November 21st, 2015 at 20:53 | #90

    @Rob
    Taking down institutions yes, taking down innocents on purpose, that’s just savagery and doesn’t create empathy for the cause

  91. andrews
    June 17th, 2016 at 15:40 | #91

    there was the phone call to the police by the perpetrator exclaiming that ‘this is in the name of ISIS’, but I suppose that could have been misconstrued.

    It had a pretty good chance of being misconstrued, since the goof called to pledge fealty to ISIL, an Al-Nusra suicider, and Al-Quaeda. The main thing these groups have in common is that they hate each other. The other thing is that they come with so many variant spellings that it is hard to actually misspell one.

    I think we’re dealing with a (former) crazy person, not a (former) Mohammedan ideologue.

  92. tc
    June 19th, 2016 at 16:26 | #92

    yup, just hearsay:
    LORETTA LYNCH: What we’re announcing tomorrow is that the FBI is releasing a partial transcript of the killer’s calls with law enforcement, from inside the club. These are the calls with the Orlando PD negotiating team, who he was, where he was… that will be coming out tomorrow and I’ll be headed to Orlando on Tuesday.

    CHUCK TODD: Including the hostage negotiation part of this?

    LYNCH: Yes, it will be primarily a partial transcript of his calls with the hostage negotiators.

    CHUCK TODD: You say partial, what’s being left out?

    LYNCH: What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda.

    CHUCK TODD: We’re not going to hear him talk about those things?

    LYNCH: We will hear him talk about some of those things, but we are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance and that. It will not be audio, it will be a printed transcript. But it will begin to capture the back and forth between him and the negotiators, we’re trying to get as much information about this investigation out as possible. As you know, because the killer is dead, we have a bit more leeway there and we will be producing that information tomorrow.

  93. B
    November 11th, 2016 at 14:19 | #93

    “Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.” President Obama

  94. November 11th, 2016 at 15:24 | #94

    Karma…anyway, what are they whining about, Trump used to be a Democrat!

  95. Robbie
    April 23rd, 2018 at 22:41 | #95

    propaganda extraordinaire

  96. Wilbur
    May 7th, 2018 at 06:11 | #96

    I am outraged that you wrote this piece. 🙂

  97. June 12th, 2018 at 07:07 | #97

    Excellent commentary.

    Keep up the good work.

  98. Robbie
    June 19th, 2018 at 16:17 | #98

    what happened to facts don’t care about your feelings?

  99. Ken
    August 7th, 2018 at 17:02 | #99

    A question that myself and friends have felt exactly the same way for a very long time now. Super to know we are not alone.

  100. B
    November 11th, 2018 at 12:05 | #100

    Maybe we can trade Justin for some yoga mats and 5th round draft choice…..

  101. March 17th, 2019 at 10:20 | #101

    You wrote: “overt racist attacks are so rare that they have to pay people from out of the country to do them.”
    In Portland, a white supremasist was harassing Muslim women on public transport, when strong good American men stood up to defend the women, the white supremasist stabbed the 3 men, killing two of them. It’s not rare. Happens all the time. White supremasist just killed 50 people in New Zealand last week. I wish I hadn’t found your blog. Goodbye.

  102. Chris E
    August 30th, 2019 at 20:04 | #102

    Epstien is now out of the way, and he will be forgotten in the mainstream media.

    How long will it be before Julian Assange is suicided as well.

  103. Rita Adamovich
    September 7th, 2019 at 06:48 | #103

    The only surprise to me about Epstein’s death is that it wasn’t sooner. I doubt JE was surprised. He knew the gig was up when he wasn’t spared this time around.

    “gas station sushi” indeed.

  104. Christopher Erickson
    December 12th, 2019 at 03:54 | #104

    Tony,
    Love your wry sense of humour.
    Couple of other facts the Venice flood of 1966 was higher than the most recent… and many floods have happened before that, the worst being in 1825.
    I guess the cows had extra big farts in those days.

    Joking aside, people forget that land rises and subsides over time.

    Venice has been sinking for a long time. It has nothing to do with supposed the “Climate Change” proclaimed by the shrieking Greta Cult adherents!

  105. Chris
    March 18th, 2020 at 15:39 | #105

    Hands down the best article I’ve read related to Covid 19! Was looking for something logical in all of this chaos.

  106. Erin Hindle
    March 20th, 2020 at 17:18 | #106

    Wow. Well said! !!

  107. Bill Newman
    March 20th, 2020 at 18:12 | #107

    You should be on Fox News educating us all, thank you for hitting the nail on the head several times over!!!

  108. March 20th, 2020 at 18:15 | #108

    People should be skeptical of the stuff they’re fed.

  109. david sprigs
    March 30th, 2020 at 18:34 | #109

    one of the smartest articles i have read, written by the smartest man i know,
    i have been looking or some answers that come from logic, i found them here. il be loking forward to his next article on this subject.

  110. Gregory G Rahn
    April 4th, 2020 at 14:42 | #110

    Frightening!

    Let’s hope that the solution to the pandemic will not continue to be isolation.

  111. Rita
    April 5th, 2020 at 14:38 | #111

    Hear hear. I have tried in vain to quell some of the irrational over the top fear & paranoia that my friends/family are experiencing using simple logic/comparisons & drawing their attention to actual facts & numbers ( Yes, yes, thus far) & not the convenient COVID soup being served up ad nauseum via MSM & social media.
    Great article. Always good to know there are a few people “out there” who are using their brains & not getting caught up in this most interesting but (unfortunately) damaging exercises I’ve ever witnessed.

  112. Charlene
    April 13th, 2020 at 17:50 | #112

    it is becoming quite eerie. But i agree, people will eventually shake to their senses. Hoping for the best in people.

  113. Reets
    May 6th, 2020 at 12:16 | #113

    Hear hear ! Especially fond of the Greta/ Gladys ref’s

  114. Erin
    May 19th, 2020 at 11:19 | #114

    Nicely said!

  115. Robert Bleser
    June 30th, 2020 at 23:55 | #115

    can’t wait to scrap the new normal for the Old reliable.

  116. Othmar brunner
    September 26th, 2020 at 11:36 | #116

    Excellent article the lock down of entire societies and economies is so wrong why not enforce distance washing hands and don’t travel people caught partying and putting society in danger by doing otherwise penalize time $100,000 and one year in jail and before you know it the virus would be in check
    Othmar brunner

  117. September 26th, 2020 at 11:49 | #117

    The notion of the state fining or incarcerating people for a condition that is statistically less harmful than any number of common ailments coursing through society is Orwellian and oppressive. More people die as a result of automobile accidents than Covid, yet we don’t ban cars and make people stay inside. This is not Ebola. The state is scaring people to hide under their beds until they are told it’s safe to come out. In the 21st century, people are supposed to be more intelligent than this.

  118. Christopher Erickson
    December 12th, 2020 at 10:35 | #118

    Excellent article in all regards!

  119. Lorin
    January 21st, 2021 at 10:54 | #119

    What a well written and articulate article!! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and totally concur!!

  120. Ritz
    April 4th, 2021 at 15:07 | #120

    Well said my friend. The mayhem not only continues but with the endless possibilities of variants I think we need to acknowledge that this has now morphed into an endemic. Conveniently.
    More $$$ & control up for grabs. The level of cognitive dissonance is astounding

  121. Chris E
    April 7th, 2021 at 09:24 | #121

    Soooooo true…. all of it!
    Chris

  122. Lisa
    April 7th, 2021 at 23:01 | #122

    Nailed it. 😎

  123. The Ritz
    August 17th, 2021 at 10:55 | #123

    Touché AsIF 👍🏼
    Blaring examples right before us yet unimaginably invisible to the brain washed masses.

  124. Chris F
    September 22nd, 2021 at 16:16 | #124

    Many people could lose their jobs if the government starts enforcing fines on companies that don’t enforce a vaccination policy. People should not be forced to choose between personal freedom and survival. The world becomes a scary place when personal freedom is put at risk!

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