Sears, where America shops with free WiFi

Sears, yes stodgy old Sears, will have free in-store WiFi rolled out just in time for Christmas.

This holiday season, they’ll not only be offering free WiFi at many of their locations, they’ll be encouraging shoppers to go online while shopping in their stores.

Mobile Marketer reports that Sears will also be placing iPads and iPod Touch units in nearly 450 retail locations to help shoppers bridge the online / offline gap.

The idea is to get the salesman and the customer looking at the same screen.

“These devices will allow floor sales people to engage with customers right where they are standing, sharing the screen rather than having a monitor in between them. It’s another way to break down barriers and make the sales process better for everyone involved.”


Hey, while we weren’t looking, Obama declared war on Uganda!

How many wars can one Nobel Peace Prize winner get involved in?

Barry’s invading Uganda:

Two days ago President Obama authorized the deployment to Uganda of approximately 100 combat-equipped U.S. forces to help regional forces “remove from the battlefield” – meaning capture or kill – Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony and senior leaders of the LRA.

The forces will deploy beginning with a small group and grow over the next  month to 100. They will ultimately go to Uganda, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with the permission of those countries.

The president made this announcement in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Friday afternoon, saying that “deploying these U.S. Armed Forces furthers U.S. national security interests and foreign policy and will be a significant contribution toward counter-LRA efforts in central Africa.”

Team Obama, World Police!

Somehow, 16% of likely American voters still believe the country is doing swell.

I guess you can fool some of the people all of the time!

Upon these blockheads Obama will build his re-election.

Sixteen percent is not much of a political base for President Obama to build a 2012 reelection campaign on. In fact, the right track number is down two more points just since last week and down 16 points since last October.

The Democrat has 391 days left to convince nearly eight-out-of-ten wrong-track-believing U.S. voters that 9.1% unemployment, nearly zero economic growth and a national debt still ballooning despite all those rancorous negotiations last summer are not as bad as they seem to most sentient beings.

But hey, things aren’t bad if you’re a government employee (about 10% of the population). The other 6% must be escaped mental patients.

“Nice Democrat, here, it’s time for your medication. That’s a good fellow…”


The Herminator pulls ahead of the Obamination

A new national poll conducted by noted Right Wing Extremist* Eason Jordan puts Herman Cain ahead of Barack Obama in a hypothetical presidental election matchup.

In a hypothetical head-to-head presidential race, Republican Herman Cain edges Democrat Barack Obama, according to our latest national scientific opinion poll.

The poll found Cain topping Obama by a narrow 43%-41% margin, with 15% saying they had no opinion.


*Yes, that Eason Jordan.

Thanks Eco-twits! Here come double-digit increases in electricity rates.

Draconian environmental regualtions championed by the the Obama Administration are about to hit all of us in the pocketbook.

Thanks in part to environmental rules, electricity bills are headed for double-digit increases.

‘Americans,” the Daily Beast/Newsweek reports, “are about to get another kick in the wallet.”

A review of regulatory filings by the news source found that “utilities are seeking permission to pass on hundreds of millions of dollars in new charges to customers to help upgrade aging infrastructure and build new or retrofitted power plants that comply with tougher environmental regulations.”

The filings indicate “at least 16 utilities covering 6.1 million customers are seeking rate hikes of 5% or more,” while “almost half of those want increases of 10% or more.”

Yes, the environmentalists’ bill is now coming due.

Oh happy days. Freeze in the dark, it’s for Mother Gaia!

Do you ever feel like there’s an albatross around your neck?

Maybe that’s because we’re each carrying our own deadbeat.

The Wall Street Journal reported that now more Americans than ever are receiving some form of government assistance. In fact, almost half of us are dependent on government in one way or another. We’re reaching the tipping point.

Oh yay. If half of us are on the dole, the other half are footing the bill. Maybe we should just get the government the hell out of the way. Every guy with a job has to take in one deadbeat. He can sleep on the couch.

Problem solved!