A new study released by the National Intelligence Council claims that the United States–currently the world's #1 economic superpower–will fall to second place sometime before 2030, and that China will take the top spot.
National Intelligence Council? More like National Dumb-igence Council. China may have a growing middle class, but the United States has plenty of reasons why it will always be #1, in everything.
Here are 11 of them:
Tags: Alcohol, China, Christmas, Chuck Grassley, Food, Music, South Dakota, Television, War on Christmas
The No Pressure To Be Funny podcast manages to be just that.
* The 2012 election in movie context.
* Once China owns TMZ, their crack reporting may go downhill.
* Wonkette puts the squeeze on Rep. John Fleming's racial profiling problem.
* "An Open Letter to the Job Market" that, oddly, doesn't begin with "WTF?!"
* Rally Downtown helps small businesses in Lower Manhattan that were affected by Hurricane Sandy, 12/7-8!
* Not surprisingly, there's a lot of politics on this list of 2012 things we should forget.
Taking a story from The Onion at face value is not the craziest thing in the world. It happens to U.S. congressmen and Iranian news agencies with surprising frequency. What makes the Chinese People's Daily commitment to fake journalism truly extraordinary is that their 55-page spread on the "impeccable fashion sense, chic short hairstyle, and, of course, that famous smile" of North Korea's Kim Jong-un is still online as of this writing, a full three hours since Western media noticed the error.
Now there is the kind of commitment to propogandistic bullshit you want to see in your Communist Party newspaper. No mealy-mouthed pseudo-apologies, like those issued by the Iranian FARS after their Onion flub. Just stick to the damn story.
Besides, The Onion really did name Kim Jong Un its Sexiest Man Alive for 2012, making this the most factual reporting a Communist Party organ has published all week.
Tags: China, Kim Jong-un, Media, North Korea, The Onion
People like making fun of Rep. Allen West because he's supposedly always saying a lot of silly stuff. But I watched this new campaign ad for a whole 11 seconds before I heard him say anything verging on self-parody…
"That's the American dream. There's no such thing as a Somali dream, a Chinese dream, there's one dream—the American dream and that's why people came to these shores."
Okay, laugh all you want, but let me ask you this: Have you ever actually seen a Somali person dream? Or a Chinese person? Can you prove that they were dreaming?
Well, then, don't you feel dumb.
Tags: Allen West, China, Florida, House of Representatives, Somalia
President Obama will not meet with world leaders as they gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. Whether it's because he's too busy campaigning or because he doesn't want to create headlines, opening himself up for attack, the move is being criticized by those on the right and the left.
What Obama's critics fail to note is that, despite being indisposed, he did take time out between television appearances to send quick messages to world leaders. We got our hands on a few of those messages, which we're now sharing with the world…
Tags: Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, China, David Cameron, Iran, Libya, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Mitt Romney, Russia, United Kingdom, United Nations, Vladimir Putin