Michael Moore whines about iPhone launch

Hat tip to “Let Freedom Reign

Michael Moore is whining about the debut of the Iphone as a shameless capitalist distraction from his precious little documentary. Talk about someone who reads his own press clippings:

“Apple and AT&T obviously don’t care about fixing America’s healthcare system. They only care about how many iPhones they’re going to sell.”

Um…yeah, that’s right. That’s typically what phone companies are worried about. Shame on them. And Michael Moore is not at all concerned about how many of his movie tickets are sold…right?

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Bad Chinese tires

Avoid buying these brands of tires: “Westlake, Compass, Telluride and YKS”. These are manufactured in China by the Hangzhou Zhongce company. The gum strip is not installed and these tires can fly apart at any time. The importer, Foreign Tire Sales, is claiming they can’t afford to recall these tires, so we’re on our own here.

China puts lipstick on a pig

One hundred eighty food processing plants are closed in China in an attempt to save face on the world market. Check this out, from the China Daily:

Industrial raw materials, such as dyes, mineral oils, paraffin wax, formaldehyde and the carcinogenic malachite green, have been used in the production of flour, candy, pickles, biscuits, black fungus, melon seeds, bean curd and seafood.

Some processors also use recycled or expired food in their operations, according to the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.

“These are not isolated cases,” Han Yi, director of the administration’s quality control and inspection department, said at a press conference.

He said most of the cases involved small, unlicensed food-processing plants employing less than 10 people. All plants caught engaging in illegal practices have been shut down, he added.

Administration figures show that about 75 percent of the 1 million food-processing plants in the country are small and privately owned.

180 plants shut down. But there are 1 million food processing plants in China. Think about that.

Buffett responds on cue to Logipundit allegations

From a fundraiser for Billary:

He recalled a saying, “buy stock in a company that’s so good that an idiot can run it, because sooner or later one will.” When he added, “now I think that sort of applies to the country too, actually,” the audience burst out laughing.

“We have an opportunity in 2008 to repair a lot of damage,” Buffett said, referring to the election to replace Republican President George W. Bush.

No doubt a great big chunk of damage comes from a repeal of the death tax, right Mr. Buffett?

Poison Ivy hopped up on CO2

Forget global warming, if we don’t stop polluting the air with CO2, then we’ll be taken over by monster mutant poison ivy.

That should get people listening. Finally.

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This Kid is Awesome

If you haven’t had a chance to see this kid’s Bush impersonation, watch it now – it’s one of the best I’ve ever seen ;).

A Dangerous Financial Product

Dr Don Boudreaux at Cafe Hayek responds to an essay and email proposing yet another regulatory commission to protect consumers from ourselves.