Much like the Republican voters in this country, Muslim militants have crossed that fine line from doing something stupid to doing something lethally stupid. Quick note that terrorism has NEVER worked in getting your way and usually results in said group being hunted down and killed. What do these retards think will happen if the general public starts seeing ALL of them as terrorists? Let's see those runner ups in this shortened week.
6)The Oscars- Leaked memos came out today as producers rightfully worry that this year's telecast will be light on the viewers. They plan on spending millions to promote NPH but the sad fact is, most movies nominated this year are art house variety that have little impact past the few thousand people that see them. And the producers have said exactly that. The worst part is that for the most part, a lot of these films, like Selma, Unbroken and the woefully terrible Grand Budapest Hotel, might not really deserve to be up there while crowd favorites like Interstellar, Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America are likely to be snubbed. The awards will be announced on the 15th and I expect a lot of disappointment, and soon after, soft ratings for few will have seen even a small percentage of the films beforehand.
5)The economy- The last two days the Dow has soared, regaining all that was lost since the beginning of the year. The problem with this is that there has been no change in the fact that our economy rests on a perilous edge and we are doing more and more to make sure that it falls to it's death. Our traders lately seem not to understand how the economy works and are now buying solely on gut instinct and wishes rather than reality. Greece is still failing, our banks are more over leveraged than 2008 and oil prices continue to plunge, even after brief respites, like what is happening now. Our stock market is so devoid of reality that it might as well be run by Santa.
3)Republicans- In office all of one day, the House passed several bills that have little chance of getting to the President, and even if they do, Obama has promised to veto all three of them. One is of course the keystone pipeline one, which has already been targeted for a veto long before today. Another bill would change the definition of a full work week to 40 hours, which critics rightfully say will just make people work harder for less money and benefits and does nothing to protect anyone but Big Business. The last one slashes Social Security for those on disability with their usual mantra of "If you want it, you have to pay for it," which only ever applies to stuff they hate and never anything else like corporate tax cuts which they still say "will pay for themselves," regardless of the fact that it never has. If you want to see what a GOP controlled world would look like, just remember what the country looked like in late 2008 when the economy went into free fall and a democrat had to come in and rescue it, sort of. These guys are just like the militants and are going to get a lot of people killed.
2)Conspiracy theorists- Everything is a conspiracy to these people. Global Warming? Hoax. Newtown shooting? Never happened. Satirical Newspaper attacked in France? Must be a false flag orchestrated by none other than Israel. Enough. Bad things happen and false flags are rare. This is certainly not one of them. How do I know? It wasn't big enough. A false flag event should start a war, make a stock soar, something readily seen. This has none of that other than a vague Boston Bombers feel (brothers killing heathens) which was also NOT a staged event regardless of the idiotic web pages devoted to that. All this did is make people madder at Middle Eastern people and if war was what they wanted, they would kill tens of thousands dead with a direct link to say Iran or North Korea and use that as an excuse to go after them. This was none of that. Stop hearing zebras everytime you hear hooves. They are fucking horses already.