President Eisenhower Predicted Global Warming
Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every | Read More »
There Are Profoundly Wrong Reasons To Oppose Mitt Romney For President
Mormonism’s best inheritance from Joseph Smith was his passion for education, hardly evident in the anti-intellectual and semi-literate Southern Baptist Convention. I wonder though which is more dangerous, a knowledge-hungry religious zealotry or a proudly stupid one? Either way we are condemned to remain a plutocracy and oligarchy. I can be forgiven for dreading a further strengthening of theocracy in that powerful brew. – Harold | Read More »
Retirements: An Early Reading On The 2012 House Race
I assume that polling for Congressional races one year before they occur has little predicative power in races for perennially competitive seats. Thus, the Generic Congressional Vote numbers will probably offer little perspicacity between now and next Summer. Like an investor who tracks what corporate insiders do prior to investing or divesting in a stock, I find the recent trend of retirements in the House | Read More »
What An Angry, Conservative Belgian Could Tell The GOP.
A Belgian reader wrote into Business Insider.com to describe the deteriorating economic and political conditions faced by citizens in that fair land. He lays out an eight-point manifesto that offers at least some valid ideas a determined American Conservative could run for President on as a platform. Details follow below.
MF Global: Wall Street Fraud Extends Down To The Farm.
The amount of customer money missing from the collapsed trading firm MF Global may be more than $1.2 billion — double previous estimates — the trustee dismantling the firm’s brokerage unit said on Monday. (HT: Dealbook.com) MF Global blew up like the HMS Hood and took $1.2 Bn in customer funds down to Davy Jones’ Locker along with it. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange now has | Read More »
#OWS! (Unless it’s Wall Street DEMOCRAT Jon Corzine stealing the $M600).
Jon Corzine’s MF Global is missing $600 million of customer money, and the bankruptcy trustee has no idea when it might be found or when investors might be paid back, if ever. The New York Times today says that the investigation points to the conclusion that the firm simply misappropriated (that is, stole) customer money to back up failing bets on the distressed bonds of | Read More »
Congress, Guns N’ Roses and Deficit Spending
I used ta do a little but a little wouldn’t do it So the little got more and more I just keep tryin’ ta get a little better Said the little better than before Guns N’ Roses
Chelsea Clinton and the Travails of the Undeserving 1%
In another win for the famously blind meritocracy that rules American life, rewarding the ultra-talented and pushing the less brilliant and skilled into the outer darkness, Chelsea Clinton has landed a coveted position at NBC News. This was almost as much a surprise as her admission to Stanford… – Walter Russell Mead Via Meadia I hope that the #OWSers, those mighty progressive warriors, those fine | Read More »
The Calculus of Deficit Spending
Mathematicians often rely on the old saw that a picture is worth a thousand words. The picture displayed above is Coyote Morning Ugly. Christopher Rupe and Nathan Martin of EconomicEdge.Com have examined the marginal utility of America’s continued deficit spending over time. Quite simply put, each year’s deficit spending produces less present value per dollar spent.
Another Argument For Smaller Government: Let’s Make Amerika The Good-Guys Again
“We’ve been a little bit lazy over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted — ‘Well, people would want to come here’ — and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new businesses into America.” – President Barack H. Obama fires up the troops. (Ht: Brietbart.com)
The Fallen Men of A Failing Nation
“The young bloods of the South; sons of planters, lawyers about towns, good billiard players and sportsmen, men who never did any work and never will. War suits them. They are splendid riders, first rate shots and utterly reckless. These men must all be killed or employed by us before we can hope for peace.” – General Sherman (HT:Rootsweb.com) The GOP not only has an | Read More »
The China Syndrome Amongst The Progressive Left
A great number of America’s modern leaders are dangerously ignorant with respect to China. In between the bimbo eruptions, GOP Candidate Herman Cain took a few minutes out of his busy day to remind how a GOP foreign policy gaffe by Gerald Ford helped convince America’s voters to pull the lever for Jimmy Carter. Gerald Ford famously insisted that Poland in 1976, wasn’t militarily occupied | Read More »
#OWS Turns A Corner In The Latest Quinnipiac Poll
Quinnipiac has polled the American people about Occupy Wall Street. The numbers are not what Adbusters would have hoped for. Thirty percent overall view them favorably, 39% wish to see the occupation ended. 31% wanted to know when LSU vs. Alabama kicks off.
Beware The Greeks Bearing Votes
Brett Stevens of Amerika.org theorized that human societies can have two forms of culture; Managerial and Organic. He describes these two options below. • Managerial. Like attending a job, days at an American high school or going to a mall, the managerial state consists of people who have nothing in common except wanting to make money and not get murdered. As a result, a strong | Read More »
Rick Perry Thinks Forward On Affordable Education. Barack Obama Poses For A Photo-Op.
A fully accredited college education for the price of a Honda Civic. College? Don’t pay $50,000 for three years, and then your kid drops out. College? Pay for your child’s education, not four years of party time. Wal-Mart University: Save Money. Learn Better. – Gary North. America has an increasingly bad problem with its University system. It costs too much to attend, and the graduates | Read More »