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    Regulatory Dementors

    I encourage you to get to know the story of Graig Zucker and “Buckyballs” (WSJ article of September 1, 2013). Mr. Zucker and a partner discovered, promoted, and distributed Buckyballs until the US Government stopped him in the name of child safety, even though every household in the country has a drawer filled with thumbtacks and small nails. Here is an image of Buckyballs (more | Read More »

    Documenting Mr. Obama’s ACA Lies

    Mr. Obama promised me I could keep my health care plan. That was an outright lie. Above is the letter I just received from Aetna. It states, “You may stay in your current plan until 12/14/2014. At that time, you’ll need to enroll in a plan that includes all ACA requirements.” Not only can’t I keep my current health care plan but I am compelled | Read More »

    Remembering Christopher Lane

    I want to get up in front of the cameras at the White House press room today and say this: “When Christopher Lane was first shot I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Christopher Lane could have been me 35 years ago. When you think about why in our country at least there is a lot of | Read More »

    Reality Delivered by a Pop Darling

    Who would have thought that a pop darling like Ashton Kutcher would “win” some “Teen Choice” award and deliver a speech that dealt with reality? Not me. Mr. Kutcher is now 35 years old and offered the following advice to his adoring teen fans: Opportunities look a lot like work. The sexiest things in the world are being smart, thoughtful, and generous. “Everything else is | Read More »

    Ineptocracy

    Race Baiting Does Not Improve Lives

    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public (known as “public accommodations”). I agree that civil rights laws have noble purpose, were long overdue, and have had a positive net impact in | Read More »

    Where’s My “Cadillac” Health Plan?

    I recently read over the 2012 audit report for a town in New Jersey where I own some property. It was interesting to note that the actuarial firm calculating their OPEBs (other post employment benefits – liability) notes that health benefits granted by union contract to the town’s employees and retirees will exceed the “Cadillac” plan threshold in Obamacare resulting in an excise tax that | Read More »

    The Imposition Distinction

    Remember Chuck Colson? He had a saying mounted on the wall in his White House office that read, “When you have them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.” Charming. Today we have a White House with pseudo Chuck Colson’s who insist their motives are pure. To them, government is so obviously the answer to all our problems that only the ignorant would | Read More »

    The FFEB (Federal Financial Extortion Bureau)

    The recently formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) is an arm of the US Treasury accountable to no one and funded independent of Congress, charged with taking consumer complaints (seemingly at random with no limiting criteria) and doing something about them (what, exactly, is uncertain). It should be renamed the FFEB. The CFBP stated mission: “Our mission is to make markets for consumer financial products | Read More »

    Point of Attack – Focus on Limited Government

    I respect the morality that says a pregnancy is a life. I also respect the morality that says a woman has a right to choose abortion. The controversy involves whether our laws should enforce absolutism at either extreme, no abortions under any circumstances or abortions under every circumstance. Up to a point, each woman assumes responsibility for her actions, whether accepting the consequences of a | Read More »