Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Martin World News
ITEM: Creative ways to deal with government fiscal policies
Venezuela, currently going through Year XVIII of "What the Hell is Socialism? Screw it, they CAN'T be any worse", is reacting to the announcement that the 100 Bolivar note- That's about $10 US- is being taken out of circulation within 72 hours. You can put them into your bank account- but with 6 BILLION of them out there- about 200 for every man, woman, and child- wags in the nation are a bit skeptical about their chances of getting them turned in:
...while others are trying to figure out what to do with the soon to be useless money:
Glad to see that Bernie Sanders economics working out so well.
ITEM: I guess it depends on what you call creativity
Not surprisingly, most of the Che Guevara Club of Pop Stars are refusing to play at the Trump inauguration. Since most of music's "best and brightest" are willing to spend millions that could feed thousands on dozens of bodyguards to keep their hundreds of fans who give them that money at bay but still feel they are caring and sympathetic (the "Let them eat cake" mentality), of course they are more than willing to take spin doctors at their word that Trump is the most evil monster since Moth-ra. In fact, celebrated political expert and artistic psychologist john Legend described it this way:
Grammy-winner John Legend, who has been a guest of the Obamas several times, says he is "not surprised at all".
"Creative people tend to reject bigotry and hate," he told the BBC.
"We tend to be more liberal-minded. When we see somebody that's preaching division and hate and bigotry, it's unlikely he'll get a lot of creative people that want to be associated with him."
Never mind that Obama has been doing this since he was a cheap Chi-town mouthpiece, right? How Andrew Leon of you (that would be the blogger referenced in my previous post). Well, on behalf of those of us who can be creative and NOT totally hoodwinked by the Hollywood Indoctrination Apparatus, I have a rebuttal to Mr Legend:
ITEM: Does this mean I failed the written test?
The Tunisian captain of a ship that sank last April, killing all but a couple dozen of the 700 migrants, was sentenced to 13 years for his part in the disaster. Mohammed Ali Malek, who at first tried to claim he wasn't the captain, later tried to explain how he managed to crash into another ship that was trying to help him:
It is unclear from the reports whether the crayons were his own or provided by the court's day-care center.
ITEM: I'm thinking this place is not good for your daughter's birthday party
Dutch restaurant serves up ‘My Little Pony Burger’ made from real horse meat
The offbeat food truck Keuken van het Ongewenst Dier, which translates to "The Unwanted Animal Kitchen," now supplies its "My Little Pony Burger" year round to Babbe Hengeveld, a chef who runs her own restaurant Food Guerilla, reports Vice Munchies.
Keuken van het Ongewenst Die has been serving the burger periodically for years and the patty itself is made from the meat of butchered, aging horses that have worked at a local amusement park, Slagharen.
Guess my Barney Burrito idea prolly isn't a good one either.
ITEM: But I'm still good with the Justice League, they're all horny
From the Daily Mail:
Two months after she was made an honorary ambassador by the UN, Wonder Woman has been fired from the position.
The superheroine was given the role of Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls in October - raising complaints from those who thought a swimsuit-clad white woman with big breasts wasn't diverse or empowering enough.
Now, after a public backlash, the indestructible Greek demigoddess has been abruptly sent packing back to Paradise Island - although the UN is downplaying the surprise departure.
And after all DC has done to be PC and diverse. Reports quote Alan Scott as saying, "I turned gay for THIS?"