Monday, January 23, 2012

Fish Wrap For January

Chairman Mao Swallows Dodd

It may be only a matter of time before the Chinese swallow Hollywood, and along with it lobbyist-in-chief Chris Dodd, according to a piece in the Financial Times:

“A consortium led by Chinese media entrepreneur Bruno Wu is scouring Hollywood for film companies to acquire, in a sign of China’s growing interest in the US entertainment industry.”

Malloy Makes Himself At Home In Davos

“Economic and political elites,” otherwise known as snooty suicidal capitalists, are due to meet in Davos Switzerland for their usual shindig. This year progressive Democratic governor of Connecticut Dannel Malloy will be in the crowd.

Klaus Schwab, host and founder of the annual World Economic Forum, sums up the tenor of the meeting, according to a report in Breitbart:

"We have a general morality gap, we are over-leveraged, we have neglected to invest in the future, we have undermined social coherence, and we are in danger of completely losing the confidence of future generations. Solving problems in the context of outdated and crumbling models will only dig us deeper into the hole. We are in an era of profound change that urgently requires new ways of thinking instead of more business-as-usual; capitalism in its current form, has no place in the world around us."

In its current form, “capitalism” looks remarkably like socialism, especially in EuroEurope where Spain and Italy, to mention only two deathbed former “nations” in the Eurozone, are blowing bubbles fifty fathoms beneath the ocean. Standard and Poor's, the rating agency, recently downgraded the credit-worthiness of nine Eurozone countries, stripping France of its triple-A grade.

Mr. Malloy will feel right at home among such anti-capitalists revelers as Mexican Felipe Calderon, his Nigerian counterpart Goodluck Jonathan and Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the fledgling South Sudan.

Dominating the discussions will be “The Eurozone's failure to get a grip on its debt crisis and the specter this is casting over the global economy.”

Mr. Malloy will attempt to pitch Connecticut to the revelers as a center of bio-research.

Mr. Malloy will not be alone or friendless. According to Breitbart, “The Occupy WEF protestors have built igloos in the middle of the village perched 1,500 meters above sea level and are planning a protest against those they call ‘self-proclaimed elites.’”

He's Back

Ernie Newton, the Connecticut Post has announced, will soon be making his way from prison to the Connecticut’s General Assembly.

But there are obstacles:

“Still Newton will have to deal with his federal conviction on three charges of taking a $5,000 bribe to push through a $100,000 state grant for Progressive Training Associates Inc.; diverting $40,682 in campaign contributions to himself and others and failing to report these monies on his income tax return. He was sentenced to five years in federal prison.”
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