Intemperate Thoughts II
Several months have passed since my first set of Intemperate Thoughts. These are random thoughts that are short bits of reason. They are generally cynical, sometimes funny, often politically incorrect but (I hope) frequently insightful looks into the nature of politics, government, and everyday life. Enjoy! So, we have to spend money on Welfare for people who can’t find jobs, but we have to have | Read More »
The Pitiful Pirates of Pittance
I realize that it’s politically incorrect to defend whaling, but as is often the case with political correctness, I just don’t care. “Captain” Paul Watson, head of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society fleet has harassed the Japanese whaling fleet for years. Discovery Networks even developed a show called “Whale Wars” around the exploits of his ships, the Bob Barker, Steve Irwin and Ady Gil. The Ady Gil | Read More »
Irony, thy name is Government
You can always trust the government to pull an Orwell and regularly use words that mean the opposite of their political meaning. Take “Non-Discretionary Spending,” for example. What is, by its nature, the most discretionary part of our budget, social programs like Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid, are called “non-discretionary.” The money that funds what our government is meant to do, that is, the courts, regulatory | Read More »
Reverse Course to Right Our Economy
Can we just admit that the Stimulus was an $800 billion mistake that did absolutely nothing to help the economy or stimulate jobs? Can we admit that Keynesian economics are, at best, a scalpel being wielded as though a they were a machete? Can we admit that no centralized government planning will ever lead to greater economic prosperity? Because if you really can’t admit that, you really | Read More »
On silos and the healing power of tea
The concept of a silo is a rather simple one: A vertical tower or a shaft dug in the ground where items of like types, usually freshly harvested grains, can be kept. Silos are useful for storing large quantities of like products. The millions of kernels of corn, wheat and other grains harvested on a given day are placed into a particular silo so that | Read More »
An Open Letter to the Oxford University Press
Timothy Barton President, OUP USA Oxford University Press 198 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10016 U.S.A. Phone: 212-726-6000 Dear Mr. Barton, I am writing this letter as a formal complaint. It has come to my attention that the New Oxford American Dictionary has defined the term “teabagger” as “a person who protests President Obama’s tax policies and stimulus package, often through local demonstrations known as | Read More »
Climate change is a natural constant
It was about 13º Fahrenheit in Atlanta this morning at 8:00am, making it one of the coldest days in recent history. The cold snap has lasted over a week already seems unlikely to stop until Tuesday or Wednesday. While many conservative pundits have commented that this weather is “proof” that the Global Warming™ alarmists’ claims are false, the vast majority do it tongue-in-cheek. As the | Read More »
Telegraph: Climategate is no problem! Just ask those under suspicion!
The London Telegraph was so profoundly upset by the news that the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia (CRU) had allegedly falsified data that they felt compelled to issue a press release: Sceptics claim the emails show climate change data was being manipulated. Prof Jones, director of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU), has said he “absolutely” stands by | Read More »
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TIME on small business owners:Take your medicine!
It seems the writers and editors at Time Magazine can’t comprehend why small business owners would not want to have the Democrat’s House Health Care “Reform” bill enacted into law. Why wouldn’t these small business owners want to increase their regulatory and financial burden? Don’t they realize that we have 5-10 million people who legitimately cannot afford health insurance? Don’t they realize that their profits | Read More »
Unemployment is up? This calls for immediate stalling!
As unemployment reaches 10.2 percent and another 502,000 jobless claims are filed, President Obama promises swift action: The announcement came as the Labor Department reported another 502,000 new jobless claims, two high-tech mainstays announced big layoffs and the unemployment rate reached 10.2 percent. Obama said the White House forum will gather CEOs, small business owners, economists, financial experts and representatives from labor unions and nonprofit | Read More »