Hallmark makes a space-themed greeting card that uses the term "black holes". NAACP screams "racism!" Hallmark cowers. http://bit.ly/9cvzny
Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) Is all conservation-y and stuff. But he drives a 7 MPG Navistar CXT. http://twitpic.com/1v1so6
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says there will be no double-dip recession. So, there probably will be. http://bit.ly/acldZl
Obama to graduates: Don't make excuses…although it's OK to mention that George W. Bush is the culprit for everything. http://bit.ly/cGo8Cc
A 22 year-old army Specialist has been arrested for leaking video and other stuff to Wikileaks. http://bit.ly/9ZkmVK
A Maryland high school and Helen Thomas came to a "mutual agreement" that she should not give the commencement address. http://bit.ly/aer2nm
It would be a whole lot easier to go to sleep if Kitters wasn't having a good lie on my shins. http://twitpic.com/1upbai
Self-portrait of me while kayaking in Oceanside Harbor. http://twitpic.com/1upapa
More fun at the dog park. http://twitpic.com/1upaic
Erdogan appears to be taking Turkey to the brink of war with Israel, with Iran along for the ride. http://bit.ly/cd890s
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Contessa and her post-spay inflatable ruff. http://twitpic.com/1u6hgx
BP says they're capturing some spill oil. That's oil that isn't being stolen from us by those damned seals and birds. http://bit.ly/dpXiPB
Everybody has fun at the dog park. http://twitpic.com/1tzrih
The Dow lost 323.31. The Euro fell below $1.20. The 10-year T-note yield fell from 3.36% to 3.2%. Gold up $12.20 to $1,220/oz. Bad, bad day.
I wonder how Steve Jobs feels about AT&T stabbing his iPad marketing in the back with their new data plans. http://bit.ly/bxJBuI
http://bit.ly/9QOFdz Obama on jobs report: “This report is a sign that our economy is getting stronger by the day.” That's…insane.
Even Robert Reich sees us heading into a double-dip recession. Of course, his solution is more spending. As always. http://bit.ly/aKQbT8
The government has gotten oil spill advice from James Cameron and Kevin Costner. Why mess around with these losers? Call in Bruce Willis.
Yesterday, I snidely commented that BP's Plan C for the oil spill was to nuke it. For some, that option isn't a joke. http://bit.ly/cFIVEM
So, the national debt now exceeds $13 trillion. There has simply GOT to be a way to get the government to buy me a BMW R1200RT.
Google is going after Apple with Android devices, and Microsoft with the Chrome OS. Google certainly isn't timid. http://bit.ly/90venk
Steve Jobs created the PC Era. Now, it appears he's creating the post-PC era. http://bit.ly/bWRdLb
48% of voters say they want state laws similar to AZ's immigration law. 76% oppose anti-AZ boycotts. http://bit.ly/cRS5Sn
Newest poll shows CA voters favor penalizing pot 49% to 41% opposed. Well, they'll get their chance in November. http://bit.ly/aWjbNh
BP's Oil Spill Plan B appears to be "grasp at straws". I presume Plan C is to detonate some sort of nuclear device. http://bit.ly/dA3HU8
Al & Tipper Gore are splitting up. Thank God we won't uave to watch those two make out on national TV ever again. http://bit.ly/ctirAs
The top 3 reasons to expect a double-dip recession is coming. http://bit.ly/9W2RCk
Treasury gets solid bidding on 7-year notes. Is there a little fear about equity prices out there? http://bit.ly/9aSwVd
LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina seeks boycott of AZ. Except for buying water and electricity from AZ, of course. http://bit.ly/cHaNMs
Obama on oil leak: Since the horse escaped, we've done everything possible to close the barn door. http://bit.ly/9jUk4e
Blumenthal's misstatements about his service "in Vietnam" don't appear to have hurt him much. http://bit.ly/9dExd6
Kentucky Libertarians say that Rand Paul isn't libertarian enough for them. No one electable ever is. http://bit.ly/cqg4mC
USCG Adm. Thad Allen says the "top kill" has plugged the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. http://bit.ly/cRdZzH
Blinding glimpse of the obvious: Jamaica violence tied to US drug trade. http://bit.ly/c2rILk
Metallica: Enter Sandman (Smooth Jazz Version)
N. Rosenkrantz proposes an entirely new framework for Constitutional jurisprudence. It's groundbreaking and fantastic. http://bit.ly/d1ZBqR
White House investigation of Sestak allegations shows no White House wrongdoing. Nothing to see here. Move along. http://bit.ly/bUTH4R
Radley Balko discusses the Detroit SWAT raid that got a 7 year-old girl killed by the police. In the wrong apartment. http://bit.ly/9nYMAu
It's back to the Cold War on the Korean peninsula. With US troops there, let's hope it stays a cold war. http://bit.ly/9LSB3T
With the Dow down 200 points at the moment, the 10-year T-note yield is down to 3.1%. But the economy is recovering, right?