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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Free outgoing fax

A friend just told me about a free service to send a fax. faxZERO.com

It limits you to sending 2 faxes a day of 3 pages each. And it does send a cover page in front with the faxZERO information on it.

You can type in text, or upload a Word document or PDF file.

But for the occasional need to send the occasional fax, this could be just the ticket.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Just another fake scam e-mail, right?

Dear American:

I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude.

I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you.

I am working with Mr. Phil Gram, lobbyist for UBS, who will be my replacement as Ministry of the Treasury in January. As a Senator, you may know him as the leader of the American banking deregulation movement in the 1990s. This transaction is 100% safe.

This is a matter of great urgency. We need a blank check. We need the funds as quickly as possible. We cannot directly transfer these funds in the names of our close friends because we are constantly under surveillance. My family lawyer advised me that I should look for a reliable and trustworthy person who will act as a next of kin so the funds can be transferred.

Please reply with all of your bank account, IRA and college fund account numbers and those of your children and grandchildren to wallstreetbailout@treasury.gov so that we may transfer your commission for this transaction. After I receive that information, I will respond with detailed information about safeguards that will be used to protect the funds.

Yours Faithfully Minister of Treasury
Henry Paulson

Thanks to L.A. Land blog.

Monday, October 20, 2008

An Obama Endorsement I can endorse

Scrappleface has endorsed Obama
Rarely has one man so captivated a nation with his readiness to prepare to serve.

That’s why the editorial board at ScrappleFace, on behalf of the vast editorial staff, today endorses Barack Obama for the office of junior senator from Illinois.

Satire folks. Satire.

Read the whole thing.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Dems on Freddie and Fannie - 5 years ago

The Wall Street Journal has put together a collection of quotes from Democrats from 2003 when they were blocking all attempts to try increase regulation of Freddie and Fannie. McCain and Bush were both trying to get more oversight in place.

Here's a precious example.
Rep. Frank: I do think I do not want the same kind of focus on safety and soundness that we have in OCC [Office of the Comptroller of the Currency] and OTS [Office of Thrift Supervision]. I want to roll the dice a little bit more in this situation towards subsidized housing. . . .

Read the whole thing.

Thanks to Betsy's Page for the pointer.

SNL Bailout Skit

NOTE: SNL posts all it's skits on hulu. But for some reason, it has pulled this one that made fun of Pelosi, Frank and Bush, as well as some "beneficiaries" of the so called bail out. All the anti-Palin bits are still posted, however.

Kinda makes you go hmmmmmmmmmmm....

You can read the full transcripts and see screenshots at MichelleMalkin.com

Update: SNL rewriting bailout skit, “didn’t meet their standards“

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This is actually pretty good.

Make sure and read the titles of the people on the bottle of the screen.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sarah Palin as David (vs. Goliath)

I'm sure many have thought of the Vice Presidential debate as a David vs. Goliath event. Particularly the 60% don't think that Gov. Palin has "the experience it takes to serve effectively as president."

Mark Joseph takes that analogy even further in a FoxNews opinion piece.

He starts by talking about King Saul's reaction to David's offer to fight the giant.
Saul is bemused by the teenager who has no chance against the giant, but he consents and immediately gives him the appropriate gear, a heavy protective outfit worn to battle, known as a "coat of mail," along with the king's sword.

David, Scriptures imply, was physically overwhelmed by the get-up and barely able to move. Telling the king thanks but no thanks, the young shepherd boy threw off the gear and proceeded to gather stones found by a brook in his slingshot, which he used to fell the giant.

Not unlike the young shepherd boy, the best thing Sarah Palin can do in the remaining hours before she faces her own Goliath in the form of a tough, smart senator with three decades of experience, and the best thing the McCain campaign can do for her, is to let her rid herself of her coat of mail — the overzealous handlers — and let Palin run wild and be the natural, untamed politician she is.

David spent his youth battling bears and lions, but he knew nothing about battle. His victory came when he was freed of the then-modern tools of battle and allowed to bring his native skills, cultivated in the wild, to a battle for which he was by all accounts not trained for.

Palin's political skills are the equivalent of David's battle skills, honed in the Alaskan wilderness where she operated as her nickname "Barracuda" suggests, ruthlessly defeating opponents who crossed her (including her own mother-in-law, who ran for mayor after Palin) and political mentors who she thought had become corrupt (Gov. Frank Murkowski).

If that Palin shows up at Thursday night's debate, it will because she dismisses the advisers, trusts her instincts, regains her confidence and remembers where her success came from.

Read the whole thing.