Putting The Economy On The Single Buyer Health Plan.
It was a Thursday, 1 Oct 2009. The glories of fall shone resplendently, a gentle breeze stirred golden leaves into fanciful eddies and will-o-the-wisps. There are times so good, and moments so perfect that happiness appears to be the natural state of all mankind. It was just such perfect Autumnal radiance that I could imagine tasting the mulled apple cider. Then I was stupid enough | Read More »
Pulling the TARP Out From Under the ACORN
So, did you hear the one about the pimp, the underage Salvadoran hookers and the Community Organizers? Bank of America recently did and they even saw the video. It could have been an SNL skit – but the bank execs weren’t exactly laughing. Having taken $45Bn in bailout money, and then catching the condign wrath of the American people for handing lots of it out | Read More »
The Tragic Plight of Roman Polanski
It was Sunday the 27th of September, and famous fugitive movie director, Roman Polanski, was arrested on a 30-year-old charge of sexual molestation. This led to a great uproar amongst the motion picture arts community. Who could possibly still want to put Polanski in jail? Faded-Starlet, Debra Winger, offered up a reaction that typified the mystification that sophisticated people felt over Roman Polanski’s detention. We | Read More »
The UN – It’s Worse Than a Waste; It’s a Tumor.
It was a boring afternoon and I was heading back to the office after an off-site meeting. Then Rush Limbaugh had to go and say something that made me laugh so hard I nearly totaled the Focus. Col. Kaddafi had spoken at the UN and suggested reopening the entire Warren Commission investigation to find out if the Jews had shot JFK. Limbaugh compared the UN to the cantina scene from Star Wars and I very nearly laughed my way right into the ditch.
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Yalta ’09 – Unilateralism We Shouldn’t Believe In.
To properly commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Josef Stalin’s invasion of Poland in 1939, US President Barack Obama announced the decision to halt all development of Ballistic Missile Defense in Eastern Europe. Eastern Europe cringed; the Russian’s celebrated and tried not to appear overly smug. The avuncular, cuddly President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, denounced the Holocaust as a lie and predicted the eminent demise of | Read More »
When Mother Nature Forecloses
The Internet can be weird and spooky some days; and not just because I post stuff on it. It’s been about three days since I finished the James Howard Kuntsler novel, World Made By Hand. I cruise through Wizbang this AM and see a link to this post, right here, about feral housing in Detroit, MI. Societal decline has weighed heavily on the minds of | Read More »
Paul Revere Must Be Taken Out and Hanged
Representative Joe Wilson must be thrown to the dogs. He has done what no Congressman is allowed. He has not only insulted President Obama publically, he has done so in complete and utter veracity. This has forced the Democrats to deal with Joe Wilson in two seemingly contradictory manners. They have demonized him in front of the media. He is now the number one DNCC | Read More »
Can The Lie Come True?
“You lie!” Yelled the indignant Congressman from the Palmetto State. To me, this statement was probably Rep. Joe Wilson’s greatest contribution to representative democracy since his election. It was factually accurate, succinct, impossible to misunderstand and true in almost every philosophical sense that the problem can be examined from. Predictably, Joe Wilson was therefore savaged by over-credentialed morons like “Cow School” Keith Olbermann. President Barack | Read More »
Il Duce and Il Friedman
A lost person, frozen in ice for the last twenty years, could thaw out and reanimate this morning. If he picked up yesterday’s New York Times and read two paragraphs of Thomas L. Friedman’s latest gem of a column, he’d know without further input that Friedman is truly a purblind mope. Evidence of Friedman’s profound and ineluctable enstupidation follows below. One-party autocracy certainly has its | Read More »
The Further Bankruptcy of Conventional Wisdom
“Universities are not intended to teach the knowledge required to fit men for some special mode of gaining their livelihood. Their object is not to make skillful lawyers, or physicians, or engineers, but capable and cultivated human beings.” – John Stuart Mill. The fundamental conventional wisdom that every child born to man should strive to attend college is comfortable, sounds good, and comes from a | Read More »
The Good News Is That I Am Wrong about Inflation– The Bad News Is That I Won’t Be Forever
The United States economy will overinflate. The USD will decline as a fundamental store of value; thereby leading to a deleterious effect on the purchasing power of the average American. I predicted this would happen the day Congress passed The Chula Vista Dog Walk Act of…Oops I Mean Stimulus Package. Up until now and into the foreseeable, near-term future, I missed on that one. The | Read More »
Recycle Everything – Including Debunked Climate Science Theories.
There is something to be said for disgraced, lying hack Dr. Michael Mann. No matter how often his Hockey Stick Curve™ gets thrown to the dogs, he always seems to bring it back instead of leaving on the dung heap of discarded scientific theory. Rather than pollute his intellectual hygiene with new ideas, he simply recycles the old one and applies it to something else | Read More »
Civilization V: Revolt of the People
When video game designer extraordinaire, Sid Myers released Civilization IV, he became personally responsible for a great loss of productivity and the growth of much sloth and indolence amongst the American Nerd Class. Yep, CIV IV was that farkin’ cool! Accolades aside, the entire premise of Civilization IV involves a player taking over a society in 4000BC and serving as an omnipotent Demi-God. As that | Read More »
A Special Relationship Dies
On 20 August, 2009, US President Barack Obama received a hard lesson in why you do not needlessly belittle and offend long-standing diplomatic allies. One of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s risible, clown-show lackeys released Libyan Abel Basset Ali Megrahi – the mastermind of the Lockerbie bombing.
This 1988 Pan-AM airline bombing killed over 100 Americans. Thus, al-Megrahi’s release was a slap in the face to America, but it didn’t constitute a gratuitous insult. If Barack Obama’s behavior towards the British didn’t facilitate this travesty, his conduct certainly may have earned it.
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A Jerk’s Progress: Pop Goes Pitino!
It’s hard for me to feel sorry for New York City in general, or most New Yorkers I’ve met in particular. 9-11 made me feel that way and absolutely nothing has since. Any city that would elect John Lindsay Mayor and send Charlie Rangel to Congress deserves to wake up sore and disoriented the morning after.
But then something happened that made me realize that there are some indignities that a just and loving God should not even visit upon New Yorkers. This epiphany occurred when Rick Pitino piped up and announced. “I’m a proud New Yorker.”
I guess that’s not as bad as having your home town associated with Al Capone or Jeffrey Dahmer, but hasn’t New York City had to suffer enough with the recent recession? Nobody deserves to be associated with Rick Pitino. He ranks up there with every high-profile cad I can remember falling from grace. Pitino, like John Edwards, Mark Sanford and Elliot Spitzer has now fallen into a well-worn cursus honorem.
He has reached the apex stage of what I’ll refer to as The Jerk’s Progress. He did something well. He received way too much undeserved fame and adulation. He forgot that his actions could have consequence, and now he gets to suck on the fumes of his own moral dissipation. That’s The Jerk’s Progress and Rick Pitino has clearly demonstrated himself a prototypical jerk.
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Can Science Go On Trial?
The US Chamber of Commerce wants to take the US EPA to court over Global Warming. I personally sympathize. I see the idea as a disaster in the making for the EPA. The LA Times offers details below.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, trying to ward off potentially sweeping federal emissions regulations, is pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to hold a rare public hearing on the scientific evidence for man-made climate change. Chamber officials say it would be “the Scopes monkey trial of the 21st century” — complete with witnesses, cross-examinations and a judge who would rule, essentially, on whether humans are warming the planet to dangerous effect.
“It would be evolution versus creationism,” said William Kovacs, the chamber’s senior vice president for environment, technology and regulatory affairs. “It would be the science of climate change on trial.”
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We Get The Morans We Deserve. America Needs To Solve Gerrymandering
Yes, ending gerrymandering is a pipe-dream. Yes, the Civil Rights Establishment, The Defense Industry, the K-Street Slime Factory and probably Goldman-Sachs to boot have their corrupt and greedy fingers in this taxpayer-funded cookie jar. However, we should still endeavor towards the impossible and at least try to improve our nation.
I’m sure nobody with a rational mind envisioned a Speaker Pelosi when a certain district got gerrymandered near San Francisco. Gerrymandering has also given us a Ways and Means Committee Chairman, Charlie Rangel, who conveniently forgets to disclose over half of his personal net worth. Gerrymandering gave us Duke Campbell and B1 Bob Dornan. What righteous public servants those guys were. (Sarcasm off)
Just getting a GOP House back isn’t good enough for what America deserves. We need to save America from the greed and corruption that undermines the politics in both parties. The fairest way to get a lot of that done tomorrow is to un-gerrymander The House of Representatives.
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The CIA is Not Your Dog. Do Not Wag It.
How badly has this healthcare plan debate gone for the Obama Amatueristration? So badly that they had to start making noises about arresting Dick Cheney. Well, they haven’t sunk far enough down in the polls to go that far, but they all of a sudden decided that NOW! Was the perfect time to take up the issue of CIA interrogations of suspected terrorists. CNN describes the coming witch-hunt.
Attorney General Eric Holder has asked federal prosecutor John Durham to examine whether CIA interrogations of suspected terrorists were illegal, the Justice Department announced Monday.
The move came as senior administration officials said President Obama had OK’d a special interrogation unit to be housed within the FBI, and as a redacted CIA inspector general’s report on interrogation methods was made public for the first time.
This, of course, is the same Attorney General Eric Holder who previously told us the following.
‘It would be unfair to prosecute dedicated men and women working to protect America for conduct that was sanctioned in advance by the Justice Department.” –Attorney General Eric Holder, April 2009 (HT: Wall Street Journal.)
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Beelzebubba Bears False Witness Against The Bright and Shining Won.
Please allow me to introduce myself
I’m a man of wealth and taste
HT: (M. Jagger/K. Richards)
Its official, Ladies and Germs: I’ve gone and done it! Never in my sordid and mediocre life have I fallen any lower. I have blogged the Obama Healthcare plan and I’ve born false witness. Yeah, that’s the ticket! I’ve born false witness. Being that I’m white, Southern, Conservative and strongly opposed to this piece of legislation, I guess that brands me as Beelzebubba.
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The Pigeon within the Confidence Man
Leading a Leftist political movement must be akin to coaching an SEC Football Team or working as a stand-up comic. Past performance counts for very little, and the time to produce is always now, now and Now! The Community-Organizer-In-Chief has just discovered that last week’s fishes and loaves miracle no longer impresses the yearning masses. The Hope and Change was supposed to happen in real time, which rational people understand is impossible.
But Barack Obama deliberately whipped up an unthinking movement. Nothing he did, said or proposed appealed to any sort of prolonged ratiocination. He should have known the stakes before he took the gamble. But he didn’t. Instead, there was a big, fat pigeon hiding inside America’s most successful political confidence man.
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