Monday, January 30, 2012

Too Much Information

With the economy in questionable condition, it is always good to see a report of a successful company. Sales figures that are better than expected are good news, aren't they?

Well, yes and no. Here's what I mean:

Fifty Gees on Thongs And Push-ups?


I'm getting images of the residence quarters of the White House that are a bit disturbing. I don't have a problem with the expenditure. She's got her money and "da Man" has his book royalties so they can be a bit extravagant. But what all could one get for that kind of cash?

Is some assembly required? Are batteries included? Is this "pret a porter" or bespoke?

And why didn't she "buy American"? Doesn't Victoria's Secret do high pun intended.


Well, the question is when should you take your lumps and hope no one notices or is it better to "Harumph" loudly and object strenuously? The alleged shopping spree described above may or may not have happened, but did the story improve politically or is the additional spin boring deeper?

Dainties Boutique Clientele Confidential, But Wardrobe Worth Comment

Actually, I like the First Lady to be dressed elegantly. That image is so much better in my imagination than the exotic activities conjured up by the first article.


FlyingBarrister said...

I would not want to see Moochelle in her undies.

A president's wife has no authority and duty, and I don't like the fact that we provide a $1.5mm budget and spend money transporting them so that they can try to make themselves into pop culture stars. I also strongly dislike them spending a fortune on extravagant leisure travel.

If Mitch Daniels had allowed his wife to stay gone, he might have been an even better candidate for president--a bachelor.

FlyingBarrister said...


The F-35 program was in the news again last week, and is coming under fire. I expect it will become discussed with greater frequency as plans to reduce military forces and spending continue to unfold.

I don't recall seeing you comment on that plane. What are the forces giving up in terms of useful payload by making them all jumpers? Would it make since to simplify it and make some of them non-VTOL? The Brits and/or others have expressed concern that they are single engine aircraft and lack the twin safety feature they like for over water patrols.

Air superiority is an essential component in US strategy. We and others are banking on the F35 with no updated F15's, 16's, or 18's underway to fill any gap created by delays and potential cancellations in the F-35 program. Is it smart to bank exclusively on expensive stealth craft?

Dweezil Dwarftosser said...

I'm going to have nightmares, tonight - straight out of an old National Geographic ...