Daily Archives: January 17, 2016

Badly Berned, Hillary Clinton Attempts To Go On Offense…

Date: January 17, 2016

01) Badly Berned, Hillary Clinton Attempts To Go On Offense

“Now that Bernie Sanders has caught and passed Hillary Clinton in Iowa, and he had already been beating her in New Hampshire, panic has set in at Clinton headquarters. Cenk Uygur, host of the The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Hillary Clinton used to avoid uttering the name of her main rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt). But that phase of the race has definitively ended, with Clinton and her team staging a multi-pronged attack on Sanders in the first weeks of the new year.

The most recent anti-Sanders salvo came last week. The Clinton campaign had highlighted Sanders’ votes to give gun suppliers legal immunity previously, but took the opportunity to re-focus scrutiny on the senator’s gun record after President Barack Obama wrote in a New York Times op-ed Thursday evening that he would not endorse any candidate who disagreed with him on gun reform, like repealing the immunity law. When Sanders’ campaign said that there was “zero daylight” between the senator and Obama on gun control on Friday, Clinton’s campaign pounced.”

Bernie Sanders Takes The Lead In The 2016 Democratic Primary Race…

Date: January 17, 2016

01) Bernie Sanders Takes The Lead In The 2016 Democratic Primary Race

“Published on Jan 12, 2016

It’s real. Bernie Sanders isn’t coming… he’s already here. Yesterday he was down by three, today he’s up by five in Iowa. Along with New Hampshire he is now leading in the first two primary states. Cenk Uygur, host of the The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is surging in early-state polling as the Democratic presidential primary approaches its final stretch before Iowa and New Hampshire voters weigh in.

In a poll out Tuesday, Sanders was even ahead of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton among likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa.

The Quinnipiac University survey found Sanders with 49% support to Clinton’s 44% in Iowa.

That represented a turnaround for Sanders in Iowa, as the same pollster found 51% for Clinton and 40% for Sanders there last month.

“After three months of Secretary Hillary Clinton holding an average 10-point lead among Iowa Democrats, the playing field has changed,” Quinnipiac assistant director Peter Brown said in a statement.”*

Read more here: http://www.businessinsider.com/polls-…

Nintendo NX Everything We Know 2016…


Date: January 17, 2016

01) Nintendo NX Everything We Know 2016

The last Nintendo console system I ever got was a Game Cube…and that was when the price dropped to $99…and nearer to the end of it’s supported life. I just wasn’t really all that interested in Nintendo, by that time…but I knew I could pick up a lot of games cheap for it, and it would open up that library to me.

It was a nice enough system…but my allegiance was to the PlayStation.

Generally speaking…when Sony entered the video game console market…everything else faded into the background [where it comes to consoles, anyway]…because Sony was making a product, which excelled at the kinds of things I most liked.

Sony had the deep, innovative RPGs…Sega had the fast paced sports type stuff…and Nintendo had the cute, “kid friendly” market, which often pushed the more simplistic games as it’s main course.

They each did great at what they focused on…and of course, they each wandered into every genre…but their “bread n butter” was fairly pronounced…at least in my mind [and that of many] they were.

No matter how great the systems were…I’ve been huge on RPGs, ever since I started with video games on my Commodore 64…So, when Sony came around with it’s PlayStation RPG golden age…the path was set.

…Suddenly…all the simplistic games I thought were so cool, which I’d previously had no choice but to make due with…They were no longer adequate [for the most part]…and the systems which stayed with these more simplistic game models, just didn’t appeal to me.

That really sums up the way I look at Nintendo, today.

In fact…I was in a Game Stop, a couple of years back…and this commercial was being played, for the latest Mario game…And the female pushing the game so enthusiastically, only really had one thing to say…”More gold coins…More power ups…More blocks to smash…More, more, blah, blah blah!”…

…Which really made me roll my eyes…in realization of just how pathetically stagnant the Mario series is…They just repackage the same basic concept of a game [lots of timed running, jumping and smashing, etc.], with better graphics…and “more of it”…

Just to be clear…I loved Mario Brothers…and I played a lot of Super Mario World, because it came with the Super NES…and it was reasonably fun, for a while…plus, I didn’t have much else to play at the time…I don’t go running back to it, though. It’s ultimately not my thing.

…And if I wanted the experience of more timed running, jumping and smashing, etc…I wouldn’t foot the bill for a new system and game…I’d just dig out my old copy of Super Mario World…because I’m sure it will quell the hankering, just fine.

I’m more complicated than that…and I need something different from timed running, jumping and smashing, etc…to keep me engaged…Since that is largely what Nintendo is all about…I just don’t see them beefing up on what I find boring, to be at all interesting.

…So, Nintendo has this new console on the horizon.

It’s going to have to be something really, really different from the past…if it hopes to turn my head.

I will be looking on, none the less.



Elio Motors…


Date: January 17, 2016

01) Video Link

02) Official Website

03) Another Link

“84 miles to the gallon…and a target base price of $6,800.”

I’ve been intrigued by the Smart Fortwo, for a number of years…

…I’ve just never been suitably convinced, that it is fit for the environment I live in…If it cant handle snow drifts, and roads covered in a sheet of ice…then there is no way I am driving a toaster, between the large and bulky vehicles common in this state, which can.

…And don’t even get me started, on vehicles which you have to put into storage, during the bad seasons…If you have to keep a second vehicle, it more less defeats the purpose of owning one of these.

…But I have been dying for a personal means of transportation, which would actually let me start making regular trips to nearby cities again…without burning up lots of money on gas.

This Elio vehicle sounds interesting…It seems almost like a new vision on the Fortwo…And reminds me a lot of the pulse…Or, maybe it’s just the Pulse reborn.

I sat inside one of these, when I was a teenager…It’s a motorcycle, with an airplane cockpit built around it…very cool…100 [or 55, depending on who you believe] miles to the gallon…wow…

Getting back to the Elio…

…I’m not so sure I trust the three wheeled vehicles, of this nature…but the gas per mile and base price tag, sound very attractive…I’m almost shocked that it is down so low in price.

Real world utility is the likely factor, that would make a purchasing decision for me.

If it ends up in the ditch on the first snow of winter…then it’s not much of a good purchase.