How High is the Debt Ceiling?
In the past week many flocks of birds have been dropping dead out of the sky, fish have floated belly up on various rivers, and bumble bees are buzzing off to drop dead too. Some have been blaming Bush, others have been blaming invisible airplanes, anti-missile technology, UFOs, Obamacare, Global Warmening/ Coolening, and Santa Claus’s hypersonic sleigh. But the most amusing reason I’ve heard is | Read More »
Lefty Claims for the Latest, Greatest, Invisible, Still in Committee, Yet to be Inserted in the Shell Bill, Healthcare Highjack Bill
Pelosi’s gang have the greatest claims for this bill. They can promise the world, since nobody has yet seen the bill. It might as well be the chupacabra, because it’s just as easy to see. I also suspect the bill’s a killer, just like the NHS and the X-Files version of the chupacabra. Can anybody tell me if I missed anything? Supposedly this bill is | Read More »
The Great Lie of Partisan Tolerance
The Free Dictionary defines ‘tolerance‘ as follows. tol·er·ance 1. The capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others. That’s what tolerance used to mean, before Orwellian progressives performed their cunning linguistic tricks on it. Now the class-obsessed left has divided tolerance into two classes: partisan (good) and repressive (bad). The dirty secret is that both their meanings are | Read More »
Talk about the Weather
Dictionary.com says that the noun weather has these meanings. 1. the state of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure, etc. 2. a strong wind or storm or strong winds and storms collectively: We’ve had some real weather this spring. 3. a weathercast: The radio announcer will read the weather right after the commercial. 4. Usually, weathers. changes or vicissitudes in one’s | Read More »
Central Concepts from David Cameron’s Speech to the Conservative Party
The Guardian recently analyzed David Cameron’s speech to the British Conservative Party Conference for the popularity of his applause lines. I’ve extracted in popularity order all the lines that got more than 15 seconds of applause, while excluding the introduction. The interesting thing to me is that all the most popular lines are based specifically on conservative principles. David Cameron’s conference speech, 2009 Speech order | Read More »
Who Pays Corporate Taxes? Workers Pay Corporate Taxes
At bottom a corporation is simply a legal fiction that allows a business or other concern to be treated as if it were a person. Since it is a fictional person, the taxman treats it like a real person when it comes time to pay taxes, and charges it a tax rate similar to the rate charged real people. Is this a good idea? Corporations | Read More »
We Scare because we Care: An Obamascare Roundup
Obamonsters Inc.© has been flooding the zone with pure insanity about the health scare plan, much of it actually in the bills. Not only are the bills filled with billions, perhaps trillions, in giveaways to ACORN, Americorps, the SEIU, and foreign tourists, they have abortion and euthanasia mandates that would, in turn, close Catholic hospitals and deny curative care to sick old folks while paying | Read More »
Shouting from the Rooftops to be Heard in the Debate over Health Care
The Debate on Health Care is over. At least that is what the hard-left Democrats and their lackeys and lickspittles in the Pravda Media tell us. This was a surprise to me, since I never saw the debate, heard it, or read it. I have a television. I watch the news. I am on the Internet. Man, am I ever on the Internet! No debate | Read More »
This story is a response to Amy Miller’s “Twenty-Four.” It is a story about how I became an adult. But first, I hope you had a Happy Birthday Amy! THE STORY After I graduated from the college my parents sent me to, moved back to their house, and tried my hand at a few dead-end jobs I realized I had to make a change to | Read More »
30 Years to Electrical Grid Collapse and Renewable Energy Won’t Cut It
Ralph Ellis writes Renewable energy – our downfall? over at Watts Up With That. Anthony Watts introduces the article thusly: For the record, let me say that I support some of the renewable energy ideas, even putting money where my mouth is, putting solar on my own home and a local school. However, neither project would have been possible without state subsidies. For renewable energy | Read More »
Calling all Educators: Can the Science of Economic Success be Taught?
This naive* article at WaPo and Megan McArdle’s response have prompted a thought, as to what it would take for even impoverished hard-cases to get themselves out of poverty. For that is the true story of America, the rags to riches story. It’s the story of an orphaned boy who is so poor his shoes have holes in the soles, who starts by selling newspapers | Read More »
Why Go To a TEA Party? Why Go Now?
Rasmussen blares the reason why the Tea Party movement is important on its poll results. Just 53% Say Capitalism Better Than Socialism Yes, that’s partly spin and partly obfuscation, but it’s also partly truthful (and lefty ignoramuses at HuffPo love it because it confirms their elitist, socialist illusions). I plan to de-spin it later, but for now let it stand. Folks, there’s good news. If | Read More »