Thursday, December 27, 2012

Rapper Shawty Lo To Star In Reality Show "All My Babies' Mamas"

Yep.. Another great image build for black people in America as we celebrate some asshat rapper and his equally dumb 10 baby mamas and their unfortunate 11 kids.

This is what is known as niggerish behavior.
Shawty Lo is reportedly set to star in the upcoming Oxygen Media reality show All My Babies' Mamas, set to premiere next spring.

According to Shadow and Act, the one-hour special will focus on the rapper's 10 baby's mothers and 11 children. The series, which comes courtesy of Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley, "will capture the highs and lows of this extreme 'blended family' that is anything but ordinary, while also showing the drama and the passion behind life's most unexpected situations."

Cori Abraham, Senior Vice President of Development at Oxygen Media, says, "'All My Babies' Mamas' will be filled with outrageous and authentic over-the-top moments that our young, diverse female audience can tweet and gossip about."

The sad part is there is a good amount of that "young diverse female" audience that see nothing wrong with being #10 on this list.

MSNBC's Toure wants law for gun owners to tell everyone they have guns.

The whole idea of printing the gun owner permits by the Journal Star was to shame gun owners and make them out to be pariahs and evil people. Toure being the liberal twit that he is has no problem with it.
Krystal Ball opened the segment by explaining that the information the paper published is “publicly available” (they aggregated the data from Freedom of Informtion Act requests), but said that the publication of the names and addresses “smacks of sort of naming and shaming responsible gun owners, and making them seem as if they’re criminals.”

Ball added, “I think this is a mistake that liberals make in this debate a lot. It feels like we’re conflating people who own guns with people who are criminals, and that’s why we lose on this issue a lot,” and asked if public records had been available to name Muslim Americans in the wake of 9/11, “would it be okay to publish their names and addresses, and make them targets?”

Touré called Krystal’s analogy a “false equivalence” (the two most overused words in the liberal vocabulary; by definition, things that are analogous are not the same), explaining that “being Muslim does not have a negative impact on me. Owning a gun has a negative potential impact on me.”

Touré also pointed out that publication of this information could actually enhance the deterrent factor of owning a gun, but his most effective argument was “I have the right to know, I think, who has a gun and doesn’t. Maybe I don’t want to go there, and my kids going there…”

“They’re not sex offenders,” Ball cut in.

Kornacki reinforced Touré’s point. “We treat guns as a private choice, but they’re really a public matter,” he said, rattling off statistics about gun deaths in the U.S., and adding, “I should be able to know, hey, there’s a gun there. I choose to not go there. If you have it for deterrence, you should want people to know, don’t come in here. we’re packing.”

On that point, Touré and Kornacki are spot-on, and if there were a law requiring gun owners to notify guests, and especially parents, that there are guns on the premises before allowing them in, I would support that.

Senator Feinstein gun bill makes gun owners out as criminals.

Fingerprinted and registered? Liberals are concerned gun owners are now on the same line as sex offenders

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Cristal is doing better than ever after Jay-z boycott.

I was always fascinated by the hubris of Jay Z to get pissed off at Cristal for not wanting to be associated with hip hop considering how honorable and classy that culture tends to be right? But it seems Cristal is doing just fine.
Champagne executive Frederick Heidsieck has a message for rapper Jay-Z: Cristal is alive and well, thank you very much.

The global sales manager for Louis Roederer, maker of Cristal, the iconic $300-a-bottle super-luxury bubbly celebrated in numerous hip-hop anthems, says sales are surging once again. More to the point, he claims they never suffered because of the African-American musician's boycott of the purportedly "racist" brand in 2006.

Cristal is the oldest cuvée de prestige in the Champagne region," said Mr. Heidsieck, dressed in a neatly tailored blue suit and shimmering pink tie, on a promotional swing through Toronto last week. "So we cannot accept that somebody - hip-hop or not hip-hop, doesn't matter - says, "I made your Cristal.' "

In fact, in the wake of the much-publicized denunciation, in which Jay-Z announced he was pulling the brand from his U.S. sports bars, importers from more than 50 countries inundated Mr. Heidsieck's office with e-mails and phone calls requesting any excess inventory not taken up by the U.S. market.

The brouhaha was sparked by comments from Roederer managing director Frédéric Rouzaud in The Economist magazine. Asked whether Cristal's association with the "bling lifestyle" might sully the brand, Mr. Rouzaud said: "That's a good question. But what can we do? We can't forbid people from buying it."

Mr. Heidsieck says the racism charge "was obviously not true," and, for the record, he seemed gleeful in our conversation about the wine's cachet among wealthy young rap artists. But that market is a drop in the bucket for Cristal with the entire United States accounting for just 15 per cent of sales.

More tangibly painful for the brand - dubbed "Cris" by its rap-star devotees - was the recent recession, which took a swig out of Champagne sales generally after more than a decade of heady expansion. Cristal sales plunged 20 per cent in late 2008 and the first half of 2009, and Champagne over all was down 15 per cent in 2009 over the previous year, Mr. Heidsieck said, as wealthy consumers tightened their Gucci belts and formerly free-spending scenesters stayed home in droves.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

France Pins Hopes on really dumb Youth Jobs Plan

This is typical French thinking. Take taxpayer money to subsides some feckless youth for three years while demanding companies keep old workers they don't need.

PARIS—Diana Delanghe has four years of study and a degree in retail management, but she will spend the run-up to Christmas doing something she never trained for: wrapping gifts in a Paris department store.

"I had been out of work for a while so I had to accept something," says Ms. Delanghe, 23 years old, who finished a temporary contract in human resources in October. Her gift-wrapping contract will last only three weeks.

Ms. Delanghe's résumé is like that of many French young people, toggling between temp jobs and out-of-work periods. Among French youths between the ages of 15 and 24 seeking jobs, only one in five succeeds in signing the long-term contracts that come with strong protection against dismissal, according to the French government.

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Socialist President François Hollande has come up with a plan to ease the problem: give €4,000 ($5,276) a year for three years to small companies that hire a young person on a permanent contract while committing to keep an employee age 57 or over.

Companies with more than 300 employees won't receive financial incentives, but will face sanctions if they don't negotiate agreements with their employees that include targets for the employment of young and older workers.

The French government hopes as many as half a million youths will find permanent jobs over the next five years due to the measure, which could cost the government about €1 billion a year when it is in place.

Economists say the number of real new jobs is likely to be much lower because the government will be subsidizing jobs that would have been created anyway. Only around 100,000 new jobs will be created, according to OFCE, an economic-research think tank in Paris.

WSJ - Norway and its oil money Looks to Spread Wealth to U.S

Why does this feel like another real estate bubble coming up?
The Norwegians are coming to America.

After spending the past two years increasing investments in Europe's high-end real-estate market, Norway's $682 billion oil fund is poised to hit the U.S. property market with deep pockets and an appetite for big-ticket deals.

The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global—the world's largest sovereign-wealth fund—has been in talks about deals with potential real-estate partners in New York, Washington and Boston in recent months. On Friday, the Norwegian government gave the fund's manager, Norges Bank Investment Management, the green light to start spending.

Karsten Kallevig, the fund's real-estate chief investment officer, said in an interview last week that NBIM could pull the trigger on its first U.S. deal as early as the first quarter of 2013, likely with a focus on either high-end retail or office space.

The wealth fund, which gets revenue tied to Norway's oil and gas industry, arrives in the U.S. property market at a time when values in New York and other major cities are considered high, and a flood of other foreign investors, including Chinese buyers, are looking for deals.

CNN's Don Lemon: Lets profile all white people with guns

Not the mentally ill of course because that would be discriminatory, but white people, Don Lemon is all for it.

Wash Post = History of gun control is cautionary tale for those seeking regulations

This bit within the article is the best example of a politician thinking he is better than the voters and paying the price.
But Dan Glickman didn’t keep his job: The nine-term Democratic congressman serving Wichita, Kan., thought he was cruising to reelection in 1994. After he voted for the assault weapons ban, he learned otherwise.

Glickman, a Wichita native, had recently passed a bill limiting the liability of small-aircraft manufacturers. That saved a lot of local jobs. One day, going door to door, Glickman shook hands with a man who congratulated him on the liability bill.

“But I can't vote for you,” the man said.

Why not? asked Glickman.

“Because of your vote on guns.”

Glickman said the law would merely ban assault weapons. Surely the man didn’t need one of those.

“Dan, don’t tell me what I need or don’t need,” the man said.

Glickman lost that November, as did scores of Democrats. The Republicans reclaimed the House for the first time in 40 years. Gun control was only one factor in the Democratic wipeout — many Democrats had backed a 1993 tax hike and an ambitious health-care-reform plan dubbed Hillarycare. But the 1994 election signaled a new era in which gun control would become a harder sell in Congress. The two parties became more ideologically distinct, with fewer moderates.

That right there should be a message to all politicians. Its time conservatives and law abiding gun owners to fight back hard.