Borrowing from Petra to Pay Paolo
This past weekend, the Keynesian meddlers were all pleased with themselves. They were quite excited by the package of loan guarantees they’d put together in order to ‘save’ the PIGS [Portugal, Ireland or Italy, Greece, and Spain] from their unbelievable careen toward fiscal disaster. Not to be left out, crypto-socialist American president was reported to have helped strong-arm the fiscally sane in Europe to help | Read More »
What the UK Election Means
I’ve reached the ripe old age of 40 which I guess is probably half way to retirement on current trends and I think this is the most important and uncertain election of my life. Thought the Conservatives will certainly get the most votes, the actual outcome is far from clear but the consequences of the possible results are clear and very serious. I am hoping | Read More »
Future Under Obamanomics
The very same policy ideas and principles underlying Obamanomics and the far left wing of the Socialist Workers, er Democratic Party are at play, in real time, before our very eyes. If we need any examples of economic doom under this regime’s government takeover of healthcare, education, and energy, we need only to glance briefly to our south and our east. Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez is | Read More »
The Armenian Genocide, the President, and the truth.
On April 22nd, 1981, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation in which he asked the American people to commemorate the “solemn anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps.” In doing so, he noted the other horrifying acts of 20th-century barbarism that preceded and succeed the Holocaust, including “the genocide of the Armenians before it.” No American President since Reagan has had the simple | Read More »
Shame on Goldman Sachs…
Central Bankers were complicit in the financial meltdown of the United States.
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Conservatives Winning Across Europe
After years of leftist advancement across the political landscape of Europe, a phenomenon is happening: the traditionalist conservative/right wing forces are recapturing lost ground and giving us a glimpse into the future of European survival. Yesterday in Italy, Lega Nord, the right-wing patriotic movement of Italy, became a force to be reckoned with in Berlusconi’s right-wing coalition government. In the local elections across Italy, the | Read More »
Will PIGS Fly?
Reporter: “So Shaq, have you been to The Parthenon?” Shaquille O’Neill: “No, I’ve been staying out of the clubs to focus on my game.” It would be easy to make fun of Shaq over his lack of knowledge of European History. He seems particularly uninterested in the traditions and folklore of Ancient Athens. Give the modern Hellenic economy two more years; and he may be | Read More »
If I Wanted To Live Like A European, I’d Move to Europe
How do you suppose it is that European countries can afford to provide health care to their citizens at levels that their governments consider acceptable? Consider this tidbit from “The Threat to Medical Innovation,” appearing in The American Spectator. …Between 1969 and 2008, 57 of the 97 Nobel Prizes in medicine and physiology — or nearly 60 percent — were awarded to people who did | Read More »
While Oprah Was Announcing She’s Leaving TV, Here’s Some Things You May Have Missed…….
So…… Opry Windbag is gonna git on down the road a piece. That’s news ? Maybe it’s news to the ‘muumuu-wearing, eating-cake-frosting-right-out-of-the-container’ crowd, but for me, the following items are a tad more realistically described as news. ====================== Elected: New President Of Europe & Foreign Minister. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/134527 The European Union has elected Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy as President Of Europe and The UK’s | Read More »
Nabucco Pipeline Project Finally Gets Going
This hasn’t gotten much mention here – but when I was in Romania earlier in the week it was big, big news: The troubled Nabucco pipeline project — designed to diversify Europe’s energy supply and loosen Russia’s grip on the continent’s natural gas market — took a major step forward on July 13 with the signing of a transit agreement between Turkey and five European | Read More »
How I Stopped Pitying Europeans and Learned Some Empathy
I figured Spengler pretty much nailed Europe to the wall when he wrote the following.
They have no ambition but to die quietly, no concerns except for those amusements which might reduce boredom and anxiety en route to the grave. They have no passions except hatred born of envy. They hate America, a new kind of universality that succeeded where the old Christian empire failed. They hate Israel, which makes the Jewish people appear all the more eternal in stark contrast to Europe’s morbid temporality. They will pass out of history unmourned even by themselves.
If the only Europeans this would effect were the electorates responsible for Papandreou, Chirac and Gazprom Schroeder, I would remain unmoved by their current plight. Stupid is as stupid votes; and the Europeans have used their Post-WWII holiday from responsibility to elect leaders steeped in feckless enstupidation. But that would fail to take cognizance of what we’ve just elected in the Good Old US of A. It also fails to recognize the maundering plight of the current generation of young Europeans. They, like American Conservatives, are hostages – strangers in an increasingly strange land.
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Gov. Palin headed for Europe to visit troops
From the governor via Twitter: “Travel now to bring appreciation from their Alaska family & Natl Guard leadership to heroes in US European Command’s area of responsibility” We had wondered if Gov. Palin was going to return to the Middle East to visit her state’s Guard troops deployed there after she tweeted: “Got Fed ok for Adjutant Gen Campbell, Command Sgt Major Choate and me | Read More »
EU elections demonstrate a rightward shift in Europe
In elections held June 4th through June 7th in member nations of the European Union, it now appears that conservative parties have won convincing victories over their more left-leaning counterparts. In Germany, Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats had less support, but so did their rival Social Democrats, who received their lowest electoral support since WWII. In France, Nicolas Sarkozy’s conservative party handily defeated the Socialist party, and | Read More »
Obama Ignoring Longtime Allies
Obama is well into his ongoing adventure I’ll call TWAT (The World Apology Tour). And while he is bowing to Saudi Princes, groveling at the feet of South American communists, and promising radical Islamists that the U.S. wants to be their bestest buddy, all the while telling the world how wrong we are on everything, he also seems to be steadily torking off our allies. | Read More »
Euros Upset at Lack of Obama ‘Change’ With Ambassador Picks
Wanna be an Ambassador in the era of “change”? OK, then what do you have to do? Do you need to speak a foreign tongue? How about have some training in diplomacy? Maybe exhibit familiarity with any particular foreign culture? Nope, not in Obama’s Washington. All you need to do is donate a hefty sum to the Obama campaign and voila, you are in like | Read More »