Monday, December 21, 2009

Headline-China: The World Does Not Have Money To Buy More US Treasuries

No kidding.

Even as we run up more and more debt.

There is no magic economic bullet.
Everything must eventually be paid for.

Friday, December 18, 2009

How To Avoid Bankruptcy

Obama, attempting to scare the voting public and whip up support for his plan to socialize medicine, said the federal government will go bankrupt if health costs are not reined in.
Then the federal government should stop paying for health care immediately.
Let the people pay for their own health care in a free market.

These things are not complicated.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dumb or Dumber?

The more often Barack Obama opens his blow hole and bloviates on matters economic, the more conclusive it becomes that he is either (a) stupid, or...well (a) stupid.

Consider his following prescription:
We must "spend our way out of this recession."

"Spending your way out of a recession" is akin to eating more bacon in the hopes that it will cure for need for heart surgery.
It doesn't help your heart, but hey, at least your not having that nasty surgery!

Obama seems ignorant of the fact that a recession(when people curtail their spending) is not the problem(people have overspent), but the cure.

Eating more bacon won't unclog your arteries; it will only delay the day you finally have that surgery. And your condition will have worsened in the meantime.

Now, excuse me while I have a BLT.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Jumping To Conclusions

Barack Obama warns us against jumping to conclusions about the motive of the Fort Hood murderer.

Um, yeah, like he didn't jump to the conclusion that the cop was "stupid" for arresting one of his old communist buddies.

Whatever, Barack.


That's the new unemployment figure.

Remember, the stimulus was going to prevent that figure from going over 8%.

The rate of increase will not abate any time soon.

At least not until an end is put to all this wasteful government spending.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Emperor Has No Coattails

Barack Obama campaigned for the Democrat candidates in Virginia and New Jersey.

Those candidates lost to their Republican opponents.

I'd be careful about hitching my wagon to the Obama star.

It gets a bit dimmer with each passing day.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Take That, GOP!

In case you missed it: the Republican Party supported-with money!-the liberal candidate; telling the conservative candidate to take a hike.

The conservative candidate did not take said hike.
He, instead, ran as a conservative.

When the liberal Republican saw her chances of winning dwindle to nothing, she withdrew and threw her support behind...the Democrat.

The Republican Party needs to get its head...on straight.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Doug Hoffman Is Not A Republican. Why?

The Republican Party has a problem.
Actually, they have had this problem for quite a while.
But it could not be better exemplified than in the congressional race in New York where the conservative is, well, a Conservative, and the liberal is...a Republican.

The Republican Party establishment has supported the liberal, leaving Mr Hoffman to twist in the wind, on his own.

Mr Hoffman stands a good chance of winning the contest.

The question begged: when will Republicans learn?

Conservatives must run as conservatives, not as some hybrid vote-chaser. See under: John McCain.

Republicans must either get as serious about their conservatism as Democrats are about their socialism or they will always be a minority party.
Newt Gingrich is wrong.
The Republican Party will either win or lose based on beliefs and principles, or they will cease to matter at all.

The opposite of socialism isn't compromise, it's rebellion.

Republicans had better get serious about the defending the free market.

Republicans had better get serious about what they profess to believe in.

Because something tells me there are other Doug Hoffmans out there.

GDP Number Is A False Positive.

The government announced that GDP grew by 3.5% in the 3rd quarter of 2009.
Yet unemployment continues to grow at the same time.
So, is the key to economic growth putting more and more people out of work?

Of course not.

Cash for Clunkers accounts for a portion of this increase, as does other government spending.

Think of it this way: imagine you produce a product and lose money every time you sell a unit of this product. So, to avoid going out of business you borrow more and more money and go deeper and deeper into debt. But your numbers look good as you produce more and more. Soon you will be able to borrow no more money. Nor will you be able to pay your benefactors. Everybody will be poorer for your futile effort.

This is the American economy today.
This is a false economy.
This is not the beginning of a recovery.
The worst is yet to come.

Stimulus Nonsense

The socialist White House and the media-the legitimate one, that is, not Fox News-are in a bit of a battle over how many "jobs" have been "saved or created" by the "stimulus."

Here's how it works: the media that guy being paid to dig a hole, then refill it equals 1 job, saved or created.
The socialist White House says, "Yeah, but the guy digging that hole had lunch at a local restaurant and saved the waitress's job.So that's two jobs!"

The actual number is close to 0.

Here's how it actually works: the government takes money from those who could create actual jobs, those that add something of value to society, and pays that guy to dig holes and then refill them.
Nothing of value has been created.

Think of it this way: if I took 3/4 of your income and paid 3 guys to dig up your front yard, have I really created any jobs at all?

In fact, I have probably destroyed an even greater of jobs, as you no longer have that money to spend and invest and actually grow the economy.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Stimulus Has Done Its Job

Chritina Romer, a "top economist" at the White House says the stimulus has "already had its biggest effect on the economy."

So its biggest effect was to drive unemployment up to 9.8%?

Health Care Reform Is Already A Failure

One really need look no further than the mandatory health insurance requirements of Massachusetts, where coverage is mandatory, to know what will happen when the same type legislation becomes federal law.
Massachusetts has the highest premiums of any state yet to secede from the union.

But, if one does require more evidence, then take as an example the current shortage of H1N1 flu vaccine.
How did this shortage occur?
The Department of Health and Human Services was responsible for this show in its entirety.
They set the price at $25 per.
They gave monopoly production rights to one company, Novartis.
They imposed other restrictions and regulations.

Missing from this formula? The Free Market.

Price was not allowed to fluctuate, and could therefore send no signal back to the producer.
Also, the controlled price meant that the only way to increase profit was to do the least efficient job without losing their government contract.
Competitors were not allowed to compete, so no shortage could be made up by a more efficient producer.

This is what will happen with all health care after it is socialized.

The Maoist And The Fox

To discover there are unabashed -indeed, proud!- Maosists in the White House, is not so much a revelation as it is a confirmation of just how radically left Barack Obama truly is.

However, to witness the all powerful declare war on a news network, Fox in this case, is to witness a dangerous period in America's history.

To deny that Fox is not Conservative in it's editorial bent -or to deny that MSNBC is equally as Liberal- is to be unserious.

However, this is irrelevant.

Unconditional freedom of the press -read the Constitution- is to be, not merely cherished, but protected at all costs in a free country.

To disagree with political bias is one thing. To attempt to try to quash dissenting voices is to engage in totalitarianism.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Executive Pay To Be Slashed!

The socialist White House of Barack Obama will soon announce that highly compensated executives will have to take massive pay cuts as they received billions of dollars from taxpayers to keep their bankrupt enterprises afloat.

Let's review: these companies should have been allowed to go out of business. And these pay cuts? Well, they're meaningless.

This is simply what happens when the government attempts to run the economy.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Anita Dunce

Obama's White House Communist Director, Anita Dunn, states freely that one of her favorite political philosophers is Mao Tse-Tung.

Let's review: Chairman Mao murdered upwards of 70 million people. But let's give him the benefit of the doubt and pare that number by half, just so her defenders don't start quibbling over the actual number.

In case you haven't gotten the memo: this is a dangerous administration.

With people like this running the country, the country WILL be run by people like this.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Michelle Obama: As Dumb As Her Husband

Michelle Obama writes, "...good teachers aren't just critical for the success of our students. They are the key to the success of our economy."

Yeah, I thought the "stimulus" was the key to the success of our economy, but whatever.

Here's the key to the success of any economy: FREEDOM.

Headline-Ginsburg Falls Ill

According to reports published by biased, liberal activists masquerading as journalists, liberal judicial activist masquerading as a Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell ill on an airplane and then fell out of her seat.

She should have been arrested and beaten for not having her seatbelt fastened properly...or for being a liberal judicial activist...either way, I'm okay with the beating.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Happy Days Are Here Again?

The DOW hit 10,000 and Larry Summers says the recession is over. ain't so.

The stock market will plunge yet again, and if you think this has been a bad recession, then you ain't seen nothin' yet.

Deficit spending, inflation, regulations, and the "stimulus" spell big economic trouble within a year.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Nobel Nuttiness

What with Al Gore winning the Nobel Peace Peace Prize for engaging in the scam of global warming alarmism, and Barack Obama winning the same award for engaging in the scam of Keynesian "stimulus" spending, it appears that the Nobel committee's policy is to bestow this dubious honor on Americans with stupid ideas.

Why isn't the rest of the world outraged?

Saturday, October 3, 2009


That's the current unemployment rate.

Obama assured us it would not go higher than 8%.

The stimulus is not working.
But it was never going to work.

There is currently no end in sight.
What a shock.

End the stimulus.
Get government out of private enterprise.
Watch prosperity ensue.

Moore Idiotic Than Most

Propagandist Michael Moore complains that "Capitalism never did anything for me."

Thus displaying in one simple sentence his complete ignorance of both Capitalism in particular and economics in general.

For it was precisely capitalism that allowed him to rise from his "working class" origins to the very pinnacle of fame.

It happened like this: here was an obscure nobody who because he lives in a country which operates under a (relatively) free economic system was able to not only pursue, but to achieve, his dream.
Michael Moore, when he started out, was not politically connected, nor did he have the advantage of a wealthy backer, and yet was able to harass a captain of industry unmolested, film it, then sell it to a free audience.
This process made him rich.

If anyone invested in Mr Moore's enterprise it was because they were free to do so and believed it would be good investment.
If anyone did not invest, it was not because they were prohibited to do so by the state.

As we see, Michael Moore is a capitalist. And a successful one at that!

Oh, The Vanity!

So, Obama thought the mesmeric power of his mere presence would bring the 2016 Olympic Games to Chicago.

The 2016 Olympic Games will be in Rio.

Here's the lesson Obama has yet to learn: the rest of the world considers him the proverbial Useful Idiot. See under: Cindy Sheehan.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Is Sarah Palin A Libertarian?

That's the question being bandied about after her speech in Hong Kong.

And it would, indeed, be good news. After all, the more libertarians the better.

But I would remind freedom lovers everywhere: Mrs Palin ran happily with a man who proposed "buying all those bad mortgages."

So, we'll take a wait and see attitude.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Jimmy Carter: Still A Useless Idiot

Jimmy Carter, the president responsible for the creation of the Misery Index, is still at it.

Seems he can now read minds.

Hence his determining that Joe Wilson is a racist because he yelled, "You lie," at Barack Obama.

Or maybe it's just the aliens talking to Carter.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Nobody has a right to health care. Nobody. For any reason.

No one can claim a right to anything which results in the coercion of another.

Period. End of story.

Words Don't Matter

Normally I'm in favor of a politician shutting up.

But rebuking Joe Wilson for saying "You lie." to Obama, well, that's just an attack on free speech.

I have a better idea, let Obama call Wilson a name and let's be done with this childish nonsense.

Headline-GM Offers Money Back Guarantee

Um...on what exactly? The cars nobody wants to buy?

And secondly, why can't this company figure how to, oh, I don't know, sell a car without a money back guarantee. Like Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Ford, Mercedes--well, you get the idea.

Oh, and thirdly, remind me again why this company is still in business.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Freedom Today

On another anniversary of 9/11, we need to remind ourselves to demand a return of our freedoms...all of them.

Freedom made this country great.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Headline-Brits Mock American Healthcare

Yeah, well, I guess when you're sitting around waiting for 6 months while some government bureaucrat decides whether you're worthy of having your gallbladder removed, you have time to think up nonsense such as this.
Provided you don't die in the meantime, that is.

A Clunker Of An Idea

No doubt you are familiar with the old adage that if you provide a man with enough rope,he will eventually hang himself. In that vein, we might also say, "If you give the government enough of your hard-earned money, they will most assuredly misspend it on their way to the poor house."
We need look further than the Cash-For-Clunkers program for evidence of this.
Concocted by the Obama administration, and rubber-stamped by Congress, it operates thusly: the government expropriates one billion-or two or three billion, or however many billion it turns out to be-from the taxpaying public and directs these funds toward a specific industry; in this case, the beleaguered auto industry. Nuts-and-boltswise, each individual is then given $4,500 of this money toward the purchase of a new car, provided the car they are trading in gets less than 18 mpg, and the car they are purchasing gets better than 22 mpg. It's a skosh bit more nuanced than this, but not enough to matter.
The car that was traded in is then physically destroyed.
Sound like a good idea?
No, of course it doesn't.
And here's why:
1) The government doesn't have one billion-or two or three billion, or however many billion it turns out to be. Remember, the government has no money that is not ultimately expropriated from the taxpaying citizen.
2) And even if the government did have the money, they still don't have the money! The government is broke! And if don't believe this, just ask the Chinese.
3) Government programs such as this do not create wealth, but only redistribute it. It directs spending to one sector of the economy at the expense of all other sectors, and savings, and, therefore, investment.
Imagine I rob you, then spend the money on a couple of shirts at the local clothier. Sure I have enriched the clothier, but I have done so at the expense of those who would otherwise have received the funds had I not robbed my victim of, not only his money, but his freedom to spend it as he saw fit; or to save it, presumably in a bank where it would have been invested in the form of a loan.
4) It punishes the poor, as most government programs do. Since the the traded in car must be destroyed, a lower income earner will not have the opportunity to purchase it for his needs at
its lower than new car price.

To sum up: no one benefits.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What Exactly Have They Produced?

Senator Harry Reid says this Senate is the most productive since FDR.
So, we infer that by "productive" he means "depression inducing."
How reassuring.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Free Market Quote Of They Day

"Costs always explode whenever the government gets involved, and governments always lie about it.
The Obama administration's claim that a government takeover of healthcare will somehow magically reduce costs is not to be taken seriously. Government never, ever, reduces the cost of doing anything." Thomas DiLorenzo

Friday, July 24, 2009

Acting Stupidly

President Barack Obama said a white police officer acted "stupidly" for arresting Henry Louis Gates Jr, who is black.
Obama knew nothing of the circumstances of the arrest.
He should have deferred comment.
He should have known better.
This is what happens when you take public speaking lessons from Joe Biden.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Of Economics & Idiots

Rahm Emanuel says of the Obama administration, "We rescued the economy from the worst recession."
Proving that neither he nor anyone in the Obama administration knows anything about economics.

For the record, they didn't rescue the economy.
They turned a normal recession into a likely depression.

Only the free market can "rescue" the economy.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Damned Nuclear Teenagers!

North Korea tested a nuclear device in May and fired seven ballistic missiles earlier this month in defiance of a U.N. resolution.

"What we've seen is this constant demand for attention," Hillary Clinton, who is in India, said in an interview that aired on Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America."
"And maybe it's the mother in me or the experience that I've had with small children and unruly teenagers and people who are demanding attention -- don't give it to them, they don't deserve it, they are acting out," she said.

Yeah. This woman is in charge of America's foreign policy.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

How's That Agressive Diplomacy Working?

"In this recent election the enemy tried to bring the battlefront to the interior of this country," Ahmadinejad said.

"But I have told the enemies ... that this nation ... will strike you in the face so hard you will lose your way home," he said in comments translated by English-language Press TV.

He also voiced continued defiance in a row over Iran's disputed nuclear ambitions, saying major powers "will not be able to take away the smallest amount of Iran's rights."

Iran says its nuclear program is for peaceful power purposes. Western countries suspect it is aimed at making bombs.

Yeah, okay.
Well, that sounds like a clenched fist to me.

The Messenger Is An Idiot

Joe Biden is the Stupid Gift that keeps on giving.
He really is.

Take for example his latest attempt to prove he's the dumbest human alive.
He told a gathering of old people, "We have to spend more money to keep from going bankrupt."

Apply that illogic to your own life and see how well it works.

Most worrisome, of course, is that this is the administration line.

I take that back.
Most worrisome, of course, is that Americans buy this line.
But, hey, I guess it's not like they can't afford it.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sarkozy: As Wrong As A Frenchman On The Subject Of Self Defense

A unilateral attack by Israel against Iran to thwart the Islamic republic's nuclear ambitions would be an "absolute catastrophe", French President Nicolas Sarkozy warned.

Yeah. And I'm sure allowing the mullahs to have their fingers on the nuclear button won't prove to be a catastrophe.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Independence Day

Happy Fourth of July!

It might once again be time for Americans to declare their independence...this time from the oppressive fist of its own government.

You can't be free without freedom.

Monday, June 22, 2009

You Can Fool All The Fools All The Time

Obama, in an interview shown on the CBS Early Show, said the administration wants an overseer that ‘is accountable and clear when it comes to these large systemic firms that could potentially bring down the entire financial system. The Fed has the expertise and the credibility I think to do it.’”

Either he's a really big idiot, or he's hoping that everybody else is really big idiot.

First of all, when he refers to "large systemic firms", is he referring to those government sponsored entities, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?
No. I didn't think so.

And secondly, does he really mean to induce laughter when he says, "The Fed has the expertise and credibility I think to do it."
The Fed has exactly neither.
Let's review: The Fed has no expertise. And they have no credibility.
If The Fed had either, The Fed would not have caused our current economic meltdown.

Once again, Obama doubles down by misdiagnosing the problem, then imposing a fatal cure.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Green Revolution We Can Believe In?

I certainly hope so.
(Revolutions are always fun to watch...from a safe distance, of course.)

If there is a revolution in Iran, it will accomplished by a bunch of "under-thirty-something-tweeting-you-tubers."
Ah! The kids are, indeed, alright.

Already, the movement is no longer about disputing the recent election.
Now, it seems to be slowly transforming into a question of what the "youth" of Iran really want.
(Mousavi, in the end, may turn out to be irrelevant.)

I hope they want to sit around cafes sipping whatever is you sip in Iran, talking politics, movies, music, etc.
I hope they want to turn Tehran into a tourist destination.
I hope they've had enough of hate filled speech from radical religious dictators.
I hope they wish to refute, and wrest control from, those who trivialize not only their ideas, but their very lives.

I hope they want their actions to improve their lives.

Otherwise, what's the point?

What it will amount to in the end I do not know.
But it does seem to me that a genie has been let out of the bottle.
Get luck to the mullahs getting it back in.

Obama On Iranian Protests

It's very simple: when you value self-determination as the ultimate aim of any people, you say so. And when you see others struggling to achieve this aim under threat of death you cheer them on enthustiastically.

When you don't value self-determation so much, you carefully measure your response.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Obama's Economic Policy

It is, as far as I am able to discern: throw half the water down the drain, then proclaim, "Look! The glass is half full?"

Go Big Or Go Home!

Obama predicts 10% unemployment by the end of the year.

Wow. This guy seriously underestimates the power of his own stupidity.

Let me try.
The unemployment rate will, by the end of 2009, reside in the 13-15% range.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Money Does Not Exist!

Obama's health care program will cost $1.6 trillion over the next 10 years.

Can't be done.

The Chinese will soon cease financing American spending.

And that's a good thing!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Joe Biden: Clown At Large

Joe Biden, ever willing to play the role of administration fool, told Meet The Press, "No one realized how bad the economy was. Everyone guessed wrong. The bottom line is that jobs are being created that would not have been there before."

Mr Biden is dangerously close to being a special needs vice-president.

Let's takes these one at a time.

1) "No one realized how bad the economy was."
Yes, they did. Everybody knew how bad it was.
People were defaulting on mortgages they should never have been given, investments banks were failing, and nobody was buying cars.
It was in all the papers.
It wasn't a secret, and it wasn't complicated.

2) "Everyone guessed wrong."
Guessed?! Why would anyone have to guess. And what would they be guessing about.
The Fed was keeping the interest aritificially low, Fannie Mae and Freddie were buying history's worst mortgages, and Americans were consuming when they should have been saving and investing.
There's no guessing involved.

3) "The bottom line is that jobs are being created that would not have been there before."
I guess that explains why the unemployment rate keeps increasing each month.
And anyway, taking tax dollars to pay a guy to dig a hole then refill it the next is not a job.
Wealth, and jobs right along with it, are being destroyed.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Agressive Diplomacy & Dreamy Rhetoric

Throughout the last presidential campaign, Barack Obama said he would engage in aggressive diplomacy with Iran and North Korea.

After being elected, he said he dreamed of a nuclear free world, and claimed he wasn't being naive.

Iran recently announced that it would take them only 11 days to wipe Israel off the map, and continue their nuclear development as if Mr Obama hadn't uttered a word on the subject.

North Korea says it will weaponize its uranium and threatened nuclear war.

First of all, haven't these two countries gotten the memo that cowboy George Bush is no longer running things?

So, why are they acting so belligerent with Obama in the White House.

Because they smell fear. This administration wreaks of it.
They have ambitions. They have goals. They have an agenda.

For Mr Obama, it's as if the history of the world can teach him nothing at all.

Or, he simply doesn't care about Israel and South Korea and Japan.
He has a different world view.
A dangerous one.
One that is destined to fail.
One that will greatly weaken America.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


That's the present unemployment rate.
It's taken quite a while to get there.

By now, the economic recovery should be underway.

Malinvested monies should be flowing to more productive enterprises.
Unemployment should be decreasing.

But this is not what is, or will, happen.

Not now that the government has appropriated taxpayer dollars for it's centrally planned projects, and/or commited it to dying enterprises.

Wealth will not only not be created, but what wealth there is will be destroyed.

Enterprises will not be started because capital belongs to the government and its bad ideas, not entrpenuers and their good ideas

A policy of keeping interest rates artifiically low and spend, spend, spend means there will be no saving and no investing.

Nationalizing/Socializng the largest sectors of the economy will mean fewer choices and higher prices.

Borrowing and printing money like there's no tomorrow will lead to inflation, maybe even hyperinflation.

We literally cannot afford the choices that have been made by the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress.

Things are going to get a whole lot worse.
And it won't be the fault of the free market.
It will be the fault of our Socialist leaders.

Friday, June 12, 2009

What Will The Next Repubican President Do?

Barack Obama has:

taken over the tobacco industry, taken over the banking industry, taken over the financial industry, taken over the auto industry, and will soon take over the health care industry.

Will the next Republican president reverse outright these disastrous decisions?

And if not, then why do we even need Republicans?

Sarah Palin Gets It

It is entirely possible that David Letterman is, indeed, a pervert.
There is certainly no reason to think that it's impossible.
After all, here is an elderly 62 year old man, who made a statutory rape joke about the 14 year daughter of Sarah Palin.
At best, it's unseemly.
And, any way you slice it, it's creepy.

And Sarah Palin is right to fight back, and to do so quite publicly.
She seems to be one of the few Republicans who realize that if the fight is to be won, it must first be joined.

Loudly and proudly.

Obama's Foreign Policy

1. Curtsy before some fat Saudi potentate.

2. Divine some legitimate purpose for Iran's nuclear program.

3. Offer a sympathetic ear as petty South American dictator after petty South American dictator blames the U.S. for impoverhsing their banana republics.

4. Advise Israel that they're just going to have to get used to living next to their murderous neighbors.

5. Return bust of World War II hero, Winston Churchill.

6. Beg Chinese to buy even more American debt.

7. Sit back and watch as the world becomes a better place.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What A Job Is Not

A job is not you performing some pointless and completely unnecessary task, then having the government force me to pay you for your unproductive dithering.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Is There A Latina Female Doctor In The House?

Liberal activist Sonia Sotomayor fractured her ankle.

Which begs the question: can a white male doctor treat her as well as a latina female doctor?
I mean, who's had the richer life experience?

And does empathy assist the healing process?

Such nonsense, huh?

Of course, it is.

But it passes for straight-faced reality with the liberal set.

Promises, Promises

Barack Obama announced today that he will accelerate the government spending this summer in order to repair the economy.

It won't work.

The result will be more unemployment and a worsening economy.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Headline-Obama Says U.S. Cannot Impose Its Values On Others

Which is really laughable, as he goes about imposing his values on every facet of the U.S.

How soon can we kick this socialist dictator to the curb?

Sotomayor And The Republican Rubber Stamp

Obama's pick for the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, isn't so much a judge as she is a political activist.
She doesn't belong on the Supreme Court.

She believes the rich life experience of a Latina Woman makes her a better judge than a white man.
She said as much. You can look it up.

Moreover, the Supreme Court she is about to join will this summer reverse her decision in the Ricci case.
In this case, too many white males passed a firefighters test, and too many minorities didn't, so the city of New Haven threw out the results. Mr Ricci, a white male who passed the test, sued. Ms Sotomayor summarily tossed his claim out.

Republicans have indicated they will not attempt to filibuster her appointment.

What a bunch of useless do-nothings the Republicans have become!

They refuse to fight against the very philosophies they so often decry.

At this point, the question being begged is: do we really need the Republican Party any longer? What purpose are they serving?

Bailout Defined:

throwing good taxpayer money after bad.

A Bankrupt Idea

So, let's understand this: we are supposed to believe that the Obama administration is going to save the economy, and us with it, by...investing in companies that would otherwise be out of business.
Insurance companies, banks(yes, banks are businesses), car companies...

Looking down this road, I don't see prosperity.

I see government control, mass subsidies, less wealth creation, a poorer America.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Teacher's Union To The Rescue?!

Demonstrating his utter contempt for the free market, as well as contract law, Barack Obama recently told senior creditors, i.e. bondholders, in General Motors and Chrysler to accept a pittance for their secured place in line, or nothing.
He then called them "vultures."

Most of the bond holders caved, including big banks, unable to withstand the political pressure and bullying of the state run amok.

But not the Indiana Teacher's Union.

They're going to court.

Let's hope Mr Obama is convicted for his larceny, as well as his libel.

Friday, May 15, 2009

It's Smoot-Hawley All Over Again

Due to the "Buy American" provision of the stimulus mess, pipe fittings at Camp Pendleton were hauled out of the ground-for no other reason than they were purchased from a Canadian company-and promptly replaced with American pipe fittings.

Let's assume these fittings were purchased from the Canadian manufacturer because they were less expensive than the competing American brand.

How is American then advantaged when more expensive fittings are used?

When more money is spent, more money is spent.
It matters not if it is spent in the U.S. or Canada.

We're supposed to believe that because we buy from American companies that jobs are being saved and/or created.
But the company that "bought American" spent more for its American product. So, they are now poorer, and might have to...shed jobs.

Let Free Trade ring!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Supreme Liberal

Barack Obama, in discussing his hypothetical nominee for the Supreme Court, says he wants a justice who will show "empathy."

How 'bout one who simply applies the law of the land!

I will accept nothing less than a fight to death from Republicans.

Stand up, or stand down!!!

The World Is Not Enough

So...50% of Chrysler is being given to its employees and their pension fund, and the government is taking a 50% stake in General Motors.

Keep in mind these companies are basically worthless, that is without value.
But they're being kept afloat with dollars that Americans weren't spending at these companies to begin with.

Make sense so far?

Of course it doesn't.

But, hey, that's just socialism.

And socialism, in addition to being stupid, is very costly.
It's a wealth destroyer.
And that is exactly what is happening. Wealth is being destroyed.
We are more poor when the government attempts to run private businesses.
It's that simple.

Both of these companies should be in bankruptcy right now; and they should be there without the taxpayer dollars the government confiscated from American taxpayers and wasted on these lost causes.

I won't shed a tear for any overpaid UAW member when he loses his job.

Nor will I be fooled into believing that these companies have been "saved."

It's all hooey.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Free Market Quote Of The Day

"What gives to the individuals as much freedom as is compatible with life in society is the operation of market economy." -Ludwig von Mises

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Oh, Go Waterboard Yourself!

Suddenly Barack Obama is open to prosecutions related to rough CIA interrogations.

Let's review: the "worst" that was done, and to only three individuals at that, was waterboarding.

Big deal.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Tea And Sympathy

I've always thought that Janeane Garofalo is an intelligent woman, albeit of the flaming liberal variety.
So, when she says, "Let’s be very honest about what this is about,It’s not about bashing Democrats, it’s not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don’t know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up. That is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks,” I have to believe she is being intentionally disingenuous.

In other words, I think she's a liar when she says "Let's be honest."

Of course, she has a lot of company on the left.

Most of them are liars.

Yes, most.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Bow Heard Round The World

So, the President of the United States bows to the Saudi King?

Let's be clear: all countries are not created equal.

Neither are all leaders.

As long as Mr Obama understands that his bow was a personal act and not representative of the attitudes of the vast majority of Americans, then he can bow to others all he wants.

But it's pathetic.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Of Missiles And GDP

North Korea is country that must literally be given food by other nations to prevent the starving to death of its populace.

And yet they have money to spend on ballistic missiles?

GDP per capita for North Korea is $1,700.

For South Korea its $26,000.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Nuclear Naivete

Barack Obama is turning out to be quite the ingenue.

Just after North Korea defied his threats of aggressive diplomacy, and convening an emergency buffet at the United Nations, by test launching for the purpose of eventually delivering a nuclear payload (or to put into orbit a satellite for the purpose of broadcasting Dear Leader's karaoke stylings, if you believe the Godless communists), Mr Obama called for "a world without nuclear weapons." It was as if he hadn't been paying attention.

"I am not naive," he said.

He is naive.

The history of mankind, as I see it, has been and will forever be a history of conflict, of conquering or being conquered.

Throughout history, once a Rubicon of weapons development has been crossed, that bridge has been burned.
Weapons have become obsolete not because we all learned how to sing in three part harmony, but because newer, more efficient methods of killing lots of people were devised.

This will not change simply because we have some starry-eyed dreamer in the White House.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled broadcasting of Dear Leader reciting patriotic messages to his utterly destitute subjects.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

April 2, 2009

People will remember this day as the day the market rallied to close at near 8,000, that orders for durable goods were up, and that unemployment still had not reached double digits.

Then they will wonder how and why it went so terribly wrong.

The answer: inflation, and direct government interference in the economy.

Green Motors

Yesterday I posted that the Obama administration would force General Motors to begin producing green cars.

Then today I read that GM has the government for $2.6 billion loan so they can begin producing cars!

I am disappointed in myself for not being intuitive enough to realize that the government had already ordered them to get on that posthaste.

But here's the thing: green cars cannot at present be produced and sold for a profit.

Which means that taxpayer money will be expropriated for the purpose of funding a centrally planned enterprise that is doomed to failure.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Governed Motors

General Motors is dead.

It will undergo a government managed bankruptcy proceeding.
Which means the Obama administration will determine what kind of auto manufacturer comes out the other end.

(Let's forget that GM could have filed for bankruptcy protection months ago, and without the taxpayer billions it was given.)

The government will reform GM in its image, i.e., mandate that they build small, green cars.

Rest assured: this will be a miserable failure.
It will unprofitable, as all centrally planned enterprises are.

Which is a great opportunity for the Ford Motor Company.
They have taken no bailout funds, and so are not obligated to the dictates of the central planners in Washington.
They will be free to make the cars Americans want.
They will be free to operate under the price system and the profit motive.
Let's hope they avail themselves this of this great opportunity.

Here will be great experiment: centrally planned GM v. free market Ford.

My money is on the Blue Oval!

Free Market Quote Of The Day

"It is not true that human conditions must always improve, and that a relapse into very unsatisfactory modes of life, penury, and barbarism is impossible. The comparatively high standard of living which the common man enjoys today in the capitalist countries is an achievement of laissez-faire capitalism. Neither theoretical reasoning nor historical experience allows the inference that it could be preserved still less be improved under socialism." -Ludwig von Mises

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Free Market Quote Of The Day

"The much talked about sternness of capitalism consists in the fact that it handles everybody according to his contribution to the well-being of his fellow men." -Ludwig von Mises.


The government is taking over.

If there was an lingering doubt, the events of the last two days will have removed it for all thinking human beings.

In the short span of those two days we have witnessed the ousting by the Obama Regime of the CEO of a major American corporation, Rick Wagoner of General Motors; and now Barney Frank's House Financial Services Committee's empowering of the Treasury Secretary to impose the 1984esque Pay For Performance Act Of 2009.
According to this legislation, the Secretary would be empowered to use his subjective judgment in determining "reasonable compensation" for ALL employees of companies receiving bailout funds.

As if there weren't enough reasons already to end and rescind the bailouts, here now is the most pernicious to date.

The exact intent of this legislation is difficult to determine.

Unless it is as it's author Alan Grayson says, "to protect the public's money."
Well, if that's the intent, then please just return the money to the public.
You should never have given it away to begin with.

Or, perhaps, the purpose is, according to Grayson, to "show which Republicans are so much on the take from the financial services industry."
Maybe it will show precisely that.

But what it already shows is that liberal Democrats continue apace to implement their own brand of fascist economics on the American people.

We will be poorer for it.

In fact, we already are.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Free Market Quote Of The Day

"Every step forward on the way toward prosperity is the effect of saving." -Ludwig von Mises.

Governing Motors

In a classic "Who you gonna believe me, or your lying eyes?" moment, Barack Obama fired the CEO of General Motors, announced the US Government would stand behind the warantees of their vehicles, then insisted that he didn't want government running the company.

It would laughable, if it weren't for the nationalization.

General Motors, instead of being allowed to die a quiet, dignified death, will now become the new Amtrak: a taxpayer subsidized black hole.

Say goodbye to your tax dollars every time GM sells a car.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


That's the unemployment figure for February 2009.
Still rising, but hardly in the "national catastrophe" range.

We can only hope that March's figure will be Great Depression-esque.

Afterall, all that government expropriating of taxpayer dollars was based on a prediction of Tom Joad/dustbowl conditions.

Inciting A Mob: Your Government At Work

AIG employees are receiving vile death threats, and wishes of misfortune for their children and grandchildren.

The rank-and-file of America, economically ignorant & easily duped, have fallen for the utterly phony outrage of the political set over bonuses handed out at the (bankrupt) insurance giant, after having been the beneficiary of government largess to the tune of $170 billion.

Why aren't Americans absolutely livid that this company was bailed out to begin with?

Why do they care less about $170 billion than they do about $170 million?

Why do they fail to understand the government is the real culprit here?

Why do the fall for the antics of such obvious phonies as Barney Frank, Charles Grassley, Nancy Pelosi, Chris Dodd and Barack Obama?

This, my friends, is why the free market in this country is in peril.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Free Market Quote Of The Day

"The fascist state has always been an attempt to control private industry by means of inflation, taxation, and regulation." -Gary North

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Are Czechoslovakians The New Austrians?

You would think it would be relatively easy to find a couple of free market champions in the political ranks in America.

You'd be wrong.

The list ends after Ron Paul.

Thank God for the Czechoslovakians!

It's no secret that Vaclav Klaus is free enterprise enthusiast.
But today we learn that Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek is made from the same mold.

Here's the PM scolding Obama, "All of these steps, these combinations and permanency is the road to hell," Topolanek said. "We need to read the history books and the lessons of history and the biggest success of the (EU) is the refusal to go this way."

To which, I can only add, Amen!

Too Little Too Late

In a naked attempt to save his unprincipled hide, semi-Republican Senator Arlen Specter has let it be known that he will be voting Nay on "Card Check", aka the Employee Free Choice Act, aka the Union Thuggery Act.

Thanks for the political expediency, Arlen, but don't expect it to get you elected to another term.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Free Market Quote Of The Day

"What is needed to stimulate that all powerful entrepreneurial competitive process upon which the free market depends is nothing more than freedom of entry to anyone with an idea of how to profit by serving consumers more faithfully than they are being currently served." -Irving M Kirzner

Christopher Buckley: Slowly Growing Up...But Probably Not

Christopher Buckley recaps for us: "I voted for Barack Obama largely on the basis of his temperament, which I thought superior. He is only 47 years old, but to me seemed older than that: a man of precocious aspect and judgment. In the French wording, un homme sérieux."

Which is funny.

Because Obama seemed to me to be a socialist. In the French wording, socialiste.

Mr Buckley, on the other hand, seemed to me naive. In the French wording...naive.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Free Market Quote Of The Day

"There are men regarded today as brilliant economists, who deprecate saving and recommend squandering on a national scale as the way to economic salvation." -Henry Hazlitt(1946)

Wow. This sounds familiar.

Private Jets Are Good For The Economy

JPMorgan Chase Bank finds itself to be the latest of financial institutions to be demonized by the press, and probably the Obama administration.

Their sin?
Buying private corporate jets after receiving $25 billion in government-expropriated taxpayer funds.

We'll conveniently forget that, like AIG, JPMorgan should never have received these funds in the first place. They should have been allowed to go under, or file for bankruptcy protection.

But, since they were gifted these funds, why shouldn't they be allowed to spend them?

Afterall, we're being told by Barack Obama that the problem with the economy now is that aggregate demand is down. In other words, people have stopped spending. And that the solution is to...spend.

Which is just what JPMorgan Chase is doing.

Spending millions of dollars on a private jet is just what Dr Obama ordered.
It's either that, or the govenrment spends that money on useless bridges and widgets.

It is, in fact, more productive for those monies to be spent on private jets, than it is for it to be spent on those bridges and widgets.

Of course, the government will tell you just the opposite.

But, hey, it's all about class warfare, isn't it.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Beggars Banquent

Proving that poor liberals have absolutely no shame, a busload of them showed up at AIG headquarters in Wilton, CT and chanted, "Money for the needy, not for the greedy."
If rhymes were dollars, poor liberal morons would be...well, a lot like AIG employees.
But rhymes are not dollars, so these liberal morons are likely to remain poor, and resentful of those who have applied themselves and been able to achieve greater monetary success in life.
Tough luck!

These good-for-nothings also showed up at the homes of some executives and marveled at how rich people live, then begged the executives to give their hard earned money to their good-for-nothing relatives, some of whom are allegedly facing foreclosure.

Here's a clue: you and your relatives aren't facing foreclosure because of anything AIG did.
Indeed, AIG is facing bankruptcy (or, at least, should be) because you and your deadbeat relatives are facing foreclosure!

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Gaffeness Rubs Off

Wow. Who'd a-thunk Obama would be the gaffe prone clown of the comedy pair Obama & Biden?

Perhaps Mr Obama should stick to sinking the free market economy instead of appearing on late night chat shows and making an utter (and insensitive) ass of himself.

Though he seems to excel at both.

Memo to Barack: it's never cool to have a laugh at those less fortunate than you.
Especially when you can't out-bowl them, you ass.

"I Cheated On You!" "Big Deal! I'm Gay!"

Maggie Gallagher and Deroy Murdock are enjoying a polite, and erotic(not really; I mad that up) smack-down on the issue of gay marriage over at NRO.

Headline-Arlen Specter May Spurn GOP

Memo to Arlen: You've already spurned the GOP, you senile old ass.
The only left for you to do is stop calling youself a Republican.

Free Market Quote Of The Day

"Economies grow when entrepreneurs can take resources and create more goods than before. Period. They cannot grow any other way, and they certainly cannot grow when governments shower people with newly printed money. If that were the case, countries like Zimbabwe, Bolivia, and Germany in 1923 would have been the riches countries in the world." -William Anderson

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I'll Tax You!

Regarding the AIG bonus fiasco, Nancy Pelosi said the following, "We want our money back now for the taxpayers," after passing legislation that would tax the bonuses at 90%.

She underestimates my outrage.

I want all of the money back which has been given to the insolvent companies!
The money that she, by the way, gave to them without asking me.

Free Market Quote Of The Day

"Saving makes resources available for investment. Investment creates jobs that yield more products for people to purchase. Through this mechanism, the West grew rich." -Llewellyn H Rockwell Jr

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Free Market Quote Of The Day

"Either immediately or ultimately every dollar of government spending is taken out of the pockets of taxpayers." -Hans F Sennholz

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Free Market Quote Of The Day

The power to tax really is the power to destroy.-T Norman Van Cott


No other class of people is better at feigning righteous indignation than the political class.

When insurance giant AIG was given "Too Big To Fail" status, they also got a check for $170 billion, written on the account of the American taxpayer.
They then decided to reward themselves, in perfect object-lesson style, for failing.
To the tune of $165 million in bonuses.

Well, those DC profligates, who signed the check, weren't going to let this kind of thing pass without jumping on the livid bandwagon.
To wit:
"Recipients of these bonuses will not be able to keep all of their money," declared Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
"If you don't return it on your own, we will do it for you," said Chuck Schumer of New York.
"They're not going to get the financial benefit of those bonuses," said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont.
"One way or another, we're going to try to figure out how to get these resources back," said Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., the panel's chairman.
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said AIG executives "need to understand that the only reason they even have a job is because of the taxpayers."
Senator Grassley even went so far as to suggest that they either give the money or kill themselves.
Evidentally he feels the best way to recoup the money is through double taxation of the bonuses, first as income, then as inheritance.

Let's be clear.
It was these same politicians who gave AIG our money.
AIG should never have had the money to begin with.

Don't hate AIG.
Hate the politicians who voted in favor of giving them the money in the first place.

Don't let them fool you, as they hope to do, into believing they aren't the real villians in this piece.

Monday, March 16, 2009

How To Waste Billions

In short, put the government in charge of it.

Barack Obama in incensed that AIG, who have received untold billions of stolen taxpayer money, are giving themselves bonuses.

Anybody here surprised?

Get real.

Hey, I have a better idea: let these insolvent companies collapse, or avail themselves of the bankruptcy mechanism.

That'll stop the bonuses, and the wasting of my money!

Take a lesson from this, people.
It will happen time and time again.
Bank on it!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Real Ponzi Scheme, Or; Social Security

Bernard Madoff plead guilty to all charges related to his bilking investors with a Ponzi Scheme.

The quetion is, when are those who run the Social Security system going to plead for the Ponzi Scheme they're running?

Warming Schmarming

A new Gallup poll reveals that 41% of Americans think global warming is exaggerated.

The other 59% are Al Gore.

Oh, and John Kerry.
Yeah, he's all jumpin' on Gore's bandwagon now.
Hey, get a false cause of your own!

Ladies, Please!

Barack Obama has created the White House Council on Women and Girls.

I'll bet I know how this differs from former President Clinton's White House Council on Babes and Chicks.

Crazy Democrats.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Someone defended the free market system!
And actually used the words "free" and "market"!

Can you guess which Republican did this?


It was Vaclav Klaus.

Vaclav Klaus For President!


Barack Obama clarified to the New York Times that he is not a socilaist.

Oh, and did you hear, Vladimir Putin said he is not a communist, Hugo Chavez said he is not a dictator, and David Brooks said he is not a doofus?

Christopher Buckley, however, continues to insist that he is a satirist.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

What A Friend He Has In Hugo

Socialist fat man Hugo Chavez has found a kindred spirit, a man after his own heart.

"Come with us, align yourself, come with us on the road to socialism. This is the only path. Imagine a socialist revolution in the United States," said Huge-O.

To whom was his pleading directed?

Why, Barack Obama, of course.

What, you doubted Senor Obama was socialist?

Silly rabbit.

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Johnny Rotten Home Mortgage Loan Bill

"Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?" Johnny Rotten famously quipped at the end of the Sex Pistols final concert. (They would later reform and go on the road again).

Well, if you bought a house you could afford and are making the payments, then you must feel cheated too.

The House passed legislation which would give bankruptcy judges the discretion to reduce not only interest rates, but also the principle on home mortgages.

Now, we were promised by Barack Obama that this legislation would help only those who acted responsibly and played according to the rules.

But if that's the case, then why was the GOP provision to bar borrowers who lied on their loan applications and banks that violated lending rules from receiving government assistance not included?

Oh well, I was always a Clash fan anyway.

Kill The Messenger

We discover that in Barack Obama's White House there is a sinister little plot afoot.
And is is a sinister little plot, but it may tell us much about the man ultimately behind it.

Concocted by beady-eyed Clinton mouth-breather James Carville(Hey, why wasn't he one those 430 per day who were losing jobs in Louisiana!) and his cohort Stanley Greenberg, probably a knuckle-dragger, through their Democratic polling company, Democracy Corps(Love the militant connotation!), and tacitly approved by White House muckety-mucks Axelrod, Pfeiffer, Gibbs and Rahm "The Ballerina" Emanuel, the plan was to, after learning that radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh wasn't that popular with certain segments of the American public, establish him as leader of both the Republican party and the Conservative movement, then knock him down, thus also tumbling the dominoes of the party and the movement.

The question immediately begged: Why?

Certainly not because Limbaugh holds any real sway over elected officials on the right or their policies. If he did, we wouldn't have endured a big spending George W Bush, nor his would-be successor, John McCain.

Certainly not because Republicans pose any serious threat to the present Democratic reign.
Obama was elected convincingly. And Democrats control both houses of Congress.

Certainly not because Republicans need any assistance when it comes to being shot down. I mean, these people tiptoe down the halls of Congress shoeless should the emergency need arise to shoot themselves in the foot.

Certainly not because the Socialist-Democratic agenda is not being enacted. It is. And at rapid speed.

So, why?

Why the need to demonize the opposition when you've only just given them a royal thrashing at the polls?

Why this effort to squelch the opposition when everything is going your way?

Why attack a private citizen?

This smacks more of a campaign tactic than it does of an element of governance.

But why continue the campaign when the battle's been one?


Because that is the Democrat mentality.
Attack, attack, attack.

Republicans and Conservatives could take a lesson from Blackbeard: No quarter will be given, and none taken!

Parenthetically, what elected Republicans should find most worrisome is the fact that none of them were targeted.
That, actually, should concern all of us in the opposition.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

For Your Consideration 2

This may be the dumbest thing you read in 2009:

"...the stock market is sort of like a tracking poll in politics. You know, it bobs up and down day to day." -Barack Obama

A tracking poll?!

Oh, Lord! We are in trouble!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

For Your Consideration

Possibly the dumbest thing you'll read in 2009:

"...both [Barack Obama and Bobby Jindal] are pragmatists who promise to seek solutions that work, rather than be bound by ideology." -Kathleen Parker

The Fellow Is Irksome

When Christopher Buckley,who infamously voted for Barack Obama, proposes in jest that Mr Obama, Mr Reid and Ms Pelosi subject themselves to the same compensation strictures they would impose on "porcine" CEOs, what he doesn't seem to realize is that it's not very funny.
The reality he fails to grasp is that the real financial pain to be caused by Mr Obama and his crew and their socialist policies will be felt by those least able to afford the yucks Mr Buckley seems to find inherent in the situation.

Not that Christopher Buckley really ever succeeds at making anyone laugh.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Of Jobs, Joe Biden, Lies, And Logic

I said earlier that I wouldn't help those on the left by explaining how Louisiana is not losing 400 jobs per day.

But after being linked as a liar over at County Fair on Media Matters for labeling Joe Biden a liar for his lying about Louisiana losing 400 jobs per day, I feel the need to set it all straight.

Firstly: County Fair agrees that Biden got it right and cites two sources to back themselves up.
One of their sources is a column at Think Progress.
Funny thing is, when you visit there, you find they have struck through their original title, "Bobby Jindal's Louisiana Losing 430 Jobs Per Day", and replaced it with, "Louisiana Had 430 New Unemployed Everyday In December".
So, in actuality, Think Progress does not agree with Joe Biden, Think Progress agrees with me.

County Fair also cites Media Nation as a source confirming that Biden was correct.
All you'll find here is a lot of tortured math, proving they know nothing more than how to get it wrong. They will discover this happens as often as the number of times you attempt to defend Joe Biden of one of his idiotic statements.

Here's how Biden lied, and how those defending him are just as stupid as he is: he based his claim entirely on the increase in the number of people being listed as Unemployed from November to December in 2008.
While this tells us that there was an increase in unemployment, it tells us little about how many "jobs were lost."

So, while it's true that about 400 people per day were added to Louisiana's unemployment roll, it is demonstrably false that Louisiana lost 430 jobs per during this same period.

How do we know this?
We simply, using the November-December 2008 figures everyone is so fond of, subtract the number of people employed(jobs) in December from the number of people employed(jobs) in November.
After all, a job has to actually exist before it can be lost. A simple fact seemingly lost on many right now. (But then, when does reality ever get in the way of a good Democratic hatchet job).

In November 2008 there were 1,941,515 people employed in Louisiana. In other words, there 1,941,515 jobs. So jobs can be "lost" from this number.
In December 2008 there were 1,939,131 people employed in Louisiana. In other words, there were 1,939,131 jobs.
So, at the end of December there were 2,384 fewer people working than at the end of November.
Hardly 13,000; hardly 400 per day.

It was intentionally dishonest, a lie, of Joe Biden to use the unemployment figures.
Any number of factors might contribute to a rise in the unemployment rate, but it is not necessary that "jobs be lost" for that to happen.
It is stupidity, or ignorance, of his defenders to continue to rely on those same figures.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

August Pollack - Idiot Du Jour

In a previous post, I called Joe Biden a liar, repeatedly, for stating in his typically buffoonish fashion that Louisiana was losing 400 jobs per day.

August "Master Of Simple Subtraction And Division" Pollack came to the same idiotic conclusion as his hero, the clown, Joe Biden.

Using the figures available on the website anyone not as dumb as August Pollack and Joe Biden can easily figure out that in December there were 1,939,131 people working in Louisiana. In November there were 1,941,515 people working in Louisiana.

Am I going to help numbnut August Pollack figure this out? No, I'm not.
Why? Because I'm mean. Because playing nice with morons on the left has never gained conservatives and libertarians anything.

I'm only to happy to allow these imbeciles to continue to wallow in their ignorance.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Defending Bobby Jindal

I like Bobby Jindal...and I vote!

I like his story, I like his politics.

What I don't like is the Conservative Elite passing judgment on him.

He's taken a principled stand in refusing to take the Stimulus money that's presently being stolen from American taxpayers.
He should be lauded, used as an example of how Republicans should be acting.

I would prefer that the Conservative Chattering Class keep their collective mouth shut when it comes to criticizing those whom the rank and file of the party prefer!

So, to the Chattering Class I say, You can follow Christopher Buckley into obscurity,for all I care.

Here's something the Chattering Class should consider: All of us out here can and do think for ourselves. We listen. And we make decisions

And we have decided that we like the Bobby Jindals of the Republican Party.

So, shut up and listen.

From The Bottom Up

Republican leadership has failed the party itself.
And this failure is utter in its completeness.
Require evidence?
We now have a socialist, statist, economic fascist president.

Let's not mince words, Barack Obama is a socialist, statist, economic fascist.

Failure to recognize this fact disqualifies you as a thinking human bean.

Barack Obama doesn't believe in the free market.
Claiming you believe in the free market, and even singing its praises is not ample evidence that you truly believe in the free market.
Your actions betray your true, core beliefs.
And Barack Obama's actions have been thus far an effort to thwart the free market.

It's that simple.

Barack Obama believes the free market can be manipulated for Good by central planners like himself.
Again, it's that simple.
If you think free market can be manipulated for Good by central planners, then you know nothing about the free market, and probably less about economics in general.
I can only hope that you don't actually vote in elections. You deserve to live under a fascist economic regime, but I don't.

So, how did we end up with this socialist, central planner running the country(into the ground)?

For the answer, you need only ask yourself a simple question: When was the last time you heard an elected Republican official defending the free market?
And, no, poo-pooing pork and earmarks is not a defense of the free market, by any means or stretch of the imagination.
A defense of the free market requires more than an opposition to wasteful spending of taxpayer money.
It requires an explanation of how free markets generate wealth and increase our standard of living.
It requires saying NO most of the time to costly legislation.
It requires saying that it is, the vast majority of time, better for the government to do absolutely nothing at all, because if it does anything it will more than likely have a detrimental effect economically.
If you know of any Republican who has defended the free market, then let know. He or she will have my full faith and credit.

But because Republicans spent like drunk, liberal sailors, and "abandoned their free market principles", we are left with Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid making the rules, running our show, deciding what does and does not get bought and sold.
We are left with unprincipled snakes like Arlen Specter, Olympia Snowe, and Susan Collins, Republicans all, voting Yea for The Next Great Depression.
And that, my friends, is a putrid state of affairs.

So, how do we right this ship?
There is only one answer: it must done from the bottom up. It is a movement that must be reanimated at the grass roots level.
It must be done by those who vote.
It must be done by us!

We must hold all Republicans accountable.
Accountable for their every vote.

We must accept no excuses, no twisted rationalizations.
We must not be afraid to lose a useless Republican seat.

There can be no more George W Bushes chucking his free market principles.
There can be no more John McCains reaching across the aisle, and promising to "buy all those bad mortgages."
No more Specters, Snowes, or Collinses.

We know where it gets us.
We are there now.
And we want out.

We will lead ourselves.
And from now on it will be up to the politicians to follow us.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Joe The Liar

Vice-Liar Joe Biden, seeking to cast Republican Governor Bobby Jindal in a bad light because the principled governor won't be taking Stealulus money, claimed that Louisiana is losing 400 jobs per day.

The facts, of course, contradict this lie.

Go to for the truth.

So, what I'm saying is: Joe Biden is a liar.

Just so we're clear on this: I'm calling Joe Biden a liar.

Bye, Arlen. And Don't Let The Door Hit Ya!

Here's some genuinely good news:

Pennsylvania Republican Committee Chairman Robert Gleason Jr. said in an interview today that the state party may not support Sen. Arlen Specter in the Republican primary next year — a day after his national counterpart suggested that GOP supporters of the economic stimulus bill could take a hit in upcoming elections.


No excuses. No support.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Kanamit Speaks

The Kanamit said, "It is only by understanding how we arrived at this moment that we'll be able to lift ourselves out of this predicament."

-He's right, we do need to understand how we got here.
But does he?

His version of how we got here: "Regulations were gutted for the sake of a quick profit at the expense of a healthy market."

-So, no, he doesn't know how we got here.

But that's not stopping him from forming an agenda to get us of out of here.
"It's an agenda that begins with jobs."

-Hmph. Let's be clear: Socialism begins with jobs. Capitalism begins with production.

Oh, and he's got an explanation for the Stealulus Plan: "A failure to act would have worsened our long-term deficit by assuring weak economic growth for years."

-Actually, a failure to act would have led to a quicker recovery, and, you know, kept the cost way down.

And by "act", he means "spend your money." But don't worry: "We have created a new website called so that every American can find out how and where their money is being spent."

-Is he kidding!? I need to go to a website to find out how my money is being spent!?

To remove any lingering doubt that he's a socialist, he summed up: "I reject the view that says our problems will simply take care of themselves."

-That's unfortunate; because that would be the unfettered free market at work.

But the Kanamit doesn't believe in the free market.

He said so.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Following The Logic

From Iain Murray:
"Good news! According the LA Times, all it takes for alternative energy to solve all our problems is a bunch of technological breakthroughts. Whey we didn't limit the stimulus package to the $400 million for "breakthrough reasearch," I just don't know..."

Come one, people, this is isn't hard to figure out!

Good ol' LA Times.


As Any Fool Can See

I predicted months ago that the market would bottom out at 7500, with the caveat that I was willing to revise that number downward depending upon the extent to which the Kanamit chose to imitate the polices of the failed and discredited FDR and his New Deal.

Well...don't be surprised at 4000.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Defining Responsible

The Kanamit rolled out his $275 billion mortgage bailout today, saying the plan was aimed at "rescuing families who have played by the rules and acted responsibly."

Um, yeah.

Actually, responsible people buy houses they can afford, then they pay for them.

Or maybe I'm just being old fashioned.

The Old New Deal

Scott Lehigh writing in the Boston Globe, and, quite predictably, defending the New Deal, says, "One might have thought that voters of that day had pretty much settled the question of whether the New Deal worked by enthusiastically reelecting FDR, and not once but three times."

Yeah, one might have.
But one shouldn't have.

Because the American Institute of Public Opinion, in 1939, asked, "Do you think the attitude of the Roosevelt administration toward business is delaying business recovery?"

The people responded Yes 2-1.

The people were right.

Scott Lehigh, and is ilk, are wrong.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

McMansion Buying Guide

Are you poor? Have no down payment? Never intend to actually pay your mortgage?
No problem.
We here at the Federal Reserve would like to help you.
Our new plan, How To Buy A Million Dollar Home For Pennies On Said Dollar, is guaranteed to save you hundreds of needless thousands of dollars.
Here's how:
First, pick a really big, really expensive house. One you can't afford.
Second, get it financed. Don't worry, our banks are giving money away.
Third, don't make any payments. None.
Fourth, convince all your friends to stop making payments, just like you!
Fifth, ask the government to refinance your house at it's present value.
Congratulations! See? You can live beyond your means!
And we're here to help you do it.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Buy American? Why?

The Buy American provision of the Stealulus Plan remains, though possibly in watered down version.
There are "outs" to the provision.
And that's a good thing.
But will they be used? I fear not.

It really is amazing.
This is shaping up as the Great Depression:The Sequel. "More unemployment! More wage and price controls! More protectionism!" "If you loved the Great Depression, then don't miss Great Depression:The Sequel." "Coming soon to a breadline near you!"

Deroy "The Hammer" Murdock

"Try this Washington accounting right now: Take your house keys from one pocket and transfer them to the other. Congratulations! You now own two homes."

Friday, February 13, 2009

They Got It Right...Again

No House Republican support for the Stealulus Plan.

Nice work.

Collins, Snowe, Specter: you're goin' down!!!

You're Hired!

Hey, the Stealulus Plan passed!

So, when do I get my new job at Caterpillar?!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Gang Of 3

Sneate Republicans Snowe & Collins of Maine, and Specter of Pennsylvania all voted for the Stealulus Plan.

The Republican Party should do everything possible to ensure that these 3 do not return to the Senate. Period.

No longer is it acceptable to be a part-time conservative.

Small and limited government. That's it. There are no acceptable substitutions. Not anymore.

Zero tolerance.

And...I don't care how they vote in the future on any issue.

They must go.

Recovery Begun?

Three interesting headlines from the last two days:
1. January foreclosure are down compared to December.
2. Retail sales climbed 1%.
3. New jobless claims drop slightly.

Well, I'll wager the Stealulus Plan will put and end to this good news.

By the way, Wall Street, so far, has not reacted positively to the Plan.
I wonder why.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Poor John

John McCain made the Sunday political show rounds complaining that the Kanamit wasn't being bi-partisan.

Yeah, it really sucks when your feelings get hurt.

You know, when someone claims to be one thing, and then it turns out they were lying to you.

Too little, too late, John.

Et Tu, Arlen?

Republican Senator from Pennsylvania Arlen Specter is voting for the Stealulus Plan.

He attempts to explain, "I am supporting the economic stimulus package for one simple reason: The country cannot afford not to take action."

Well, yes it can.

In fact, the country would be better off precisely because the government did nothing.

The economy would recover quicker if the government did absolutely nothing.

In fact, the best thing the government can do is sit and twiddle its thumbs.

In other words, the country can afford to do nothing.

And it should.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Propaganda Doctrine

Democrats and Liberals have tried and failed miserably in one free-market area: talk radio.
Conservatives, led by Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity rule the AM airwaves.
Almost nowhere will you hear the shrill irrational voices of the Left.
Their message of socialism simply does not resonate with an audience not compelled by law to hear it.

The free-market has spoken, and, in this case, it said, "The Right wins."

The free-market doesn't have an agenda, it seeks no ends.
It simply processes the information it is fed and provides the result.

Socialism, on the other(left) hand does have an agenda.

So, what to do about talk radio?

Simple, implement by edict from the State that the airwaves are not free, and require radio stations to program from the (money losing) Left.

Otherwise, there is no one to hear the propaganda, no one to brainwash, no one to be made to believe that the State can do what free individuals cannot.

As Harry Dean Stanton, in the re-education camp scene in Red Dawn, implored his sons, "Avenge me!"

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Gall Of The Kanamit

"We can't afford to make perfect the enemy of the absolutely necessary," said the Kanamit, as he channeled Yoda, explaining why there's no time to cut the waste from the Stealulus Plan.

What this liar really meant to say was, "I'm a liberal socialist. I have no interest in cutting taxes. My only desire is to establish state control over the means of production."

Where are all the utter idiots who thought this guy was either a) a different kind of politician, or b) not a socialist.

No, really, where are they?


Now that the Kanamit has successfully foisted fully 33% of his tax cheaters on us, why isn't Joe Biden running around shooting his mouth off about how patriotic it is to pay taxes.


Oh, Wow. Cher Is Still Alive

But complaining that Repulicans almost killed her.

Almost, huh?


Personally, I prefer Ronnie Spector.

Waste Not, Want Not

I keep hearing that Republican objections to the Stealulus Plan are based on the wasteful spending in it.

Let's be clear: it's ALL a waste!
And every Republican should vote against it, no matter it's form. Period.

Any Republican voting for the Stealulus should targeted for being replaced in the next election.


This will be an important figure to remember.
This is the Unemployment figure before the Sealulus passes.

I can't wait to see the graph on this one ten years from now.

The Kanamit Wants What He Wants

His lies about being bi- or post-partisan are over.
That was rhetoric, nothing more.
He never had any intention of listening to all sides of any argument.

So, now that the Republicans are providing a little push-back on the Stealulus Plan, the Kanamit has revealed his real self: Ratcheting up the sarcasm, the president said: "So then you get the argument, 'well, this is not a stimulus bill, this is a spending bill.' What do you think a stimulus is?"
"That's the whole point," he said, as the audience hooted and applauded.
Obama warned Republicans not to "come to the table with the same tired arguments and worn ideas that helped to create this crisis." Americans, he said, "did not vote for the false theories of the past, and they didn't vote for phony arguments and petty politics."
"They sent us here to bring change," he said.

In other words, he's not content to merely ask for Repulicans to be complicit in imposing Socialism, he's insisting they be complicit.

The Kanamit Is No Economist

The Kanamit, attempting to humorously deride those who do not agree with him on the Stealulus Plan, made the arrogant, condescending jab, "And a lot of people think they're economists, right now."
Himself included.
But he's not.
He's simply a socialist, and socialists don't care about economics.
They care about imposing their agenda.
And this, in reality, is all the Kanamit cares about.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Kanamit Dictates Wage Control

The Kanamit, in the form of a populist, today ruled by edict that senior executives of companies receiving federal bailout funds would be restricted to annual not to exceed.

He attempted to explain thusly, "This is America. We don't disparage wealth. We don't begrudge anybody for achieving success," Obama said. "But what gets people upset - and rightfully so - are executives being rewarded for failure. Especially when those rewards are subsidized by U.S. taxpayers."

The Kanamit and his fellow socialists absolutely disparage wealth and begrudge success, damn near every chance they get. So, the Kanamit is lying.

And hey, I've got an idea: If people get upset that executives are being rewarded for failure-and with taxpayer money, no less!-then...wait for it...LET THOSE COMPANIES FAIL.

Then those executives are out of work and not being rewarded...with my money!

It's dangerous to allow anyone to decide what someone else's labor is worth, even if that someone else is a miserable failure.

Let the market decide, not the socialists.

I Wanna Be Like Sarah

Or, at least according to a Rasmussen poll, most Republicans want the party to more like the former vice-presidential candidate.

They, smartly, rejected John McCain.

Not participating in the poll were Christopher Buckley, Kathleen Parker and Peggy Noonan.

No doubt they were attending some "French Adjectives To Make You Sound Erudite" conference.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mitch McConnell: Socialst Free-Trader

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell from Kentucky, speaking on the issue of the Stealulus Plan, said the "Buy American" clause should be stripped from it.

He's right.

This is anti-free trade, and would only result in higher costs.

Unfortunately, he kept talking.

"We need to fix housing first," he said.
By this, he meant price fixing. Specifically, forcing banks to to loan at 4-4.5%.
Then...wait for it...Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would have to buy these mortgages!

Did this guy sleep through the housing crisis?

First of all, the last time the government tried to "fix housing", we ended up having to...well, fix housing!
And remember, Fannie and Freddie played key roles in "fixing" us the first time around.

Here's all you need to know: house prices dropped in November; sales increased in December.

And mortgage rates were about 4.5-5%.

Mr McConnell needs to acquaint himself with all aspects of free trade and markets.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


This will be an important number to remember.

It is the number by which GDP shrank in the final quarter of 2008.

This was less than experts expected.

But wait'll the Stealulus Plan passes.

Kevin Rudd Is A Dangerous Idiot

More likely, he's simply a liar.

He joins a growing list of socialist who claim in utter ignorance that the present financial crisis exposes the free market system as nothing more than personal greed, and that what's needed to save us all is "social capitalism."

He then goes on to claim that "FDR saved capitalism."
Since when does causing the Great Depression qualify as "saving Capitalism"!?

And urges "unambiguous regulation by an activist state."

As we all know, not only was our present situation NOT caused by the free market, it WAS CAUSED by the interventionist policies of the state.

Mr Rudd is not smarter than the free market.
But, like all socialists, including the Kanamit, he claims that knowledge.

It is impossible for one man, or any cadre of men, to perform as the free market performs.
These smart men know this.
Therefore, we are right to assume, to assert, that saving capitalism is not the real agenda; ending free market capitalism is the real aim of these liars.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Ice, Ice, Baby

While lunatic Al Gore was testifying(boy, that's really stretching the definition of testifying!) before Congress about the imminent end of mankind due to global warming, I slipped on the imaginary 2-inch thick ice, and nearly busted my ass!

Oh, speaking of asses, I hope when the Kanamit said in his inaugural address to the fawning masses that he intended to restore science to its rightful place he was talking about having Al Gore frozen and shot into space!

Because I think science can do that.

Stimulus Or Stealing

Americans are finally tightening their financial belts and not spending like drunken sailors on an extended shore leave any longer.

So, in swoops the Kanamit and starts spending our money for us...against our will.

Wellm we'll eventually have to pay for this spending(of our money...against our will)...and we'll owe interest on it!

Am I the only one who sees the crime in this?

Dear Mahmoud

My buddy(he's a real paranoid, right-wing gun-nut) and I have both been of the opinion that diplomacy, now matter how aggressive, would be construed(correctly) as a sign of weakness in the eyes of America's enemies.

Well, we're apparently smarter than the average Kanamit.

After the Kanamit wrote some sort of love letter to Iranian crazy man Mahmound Amadinejad, he received this response:

US President Barack Obama's offer to talk to Iran shows that America's policy of "domination" has failed, the government spokesman said on Saturday.
"This request means Western ideology has become passive, that capitalist thought and the system of domination have failed," Gholam Hossein Elham was quoted as saying by the Mehr news agency.
"Negotiation is secondary, the main issue is that there is no way but for (the United States) to change," he added.

What a shock.
What a complete and utter shock.

Not to me or my buddy, mind you.
No, we're not shocked at all.

But hey, good luck with that aggressive diplomacy.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Pay Attention, Senators!

All House Republicans voted against the Kanamit's plan to steal the free market and replace it with socialism.

It's a start.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Loyal Opposition?

When you're the opposition party, and you call yourselves the loyal opposition, it would be a good idea if you...wait for it...ACTUALLY OPPOSED SOMETHING!

The following idiots can't seem to get their heads wrapped around this idea, as they voted to have a tax cheat head up the...wait for it...IRS!:

Corker (R-TN)Cornyn (R-TX)Crapo (R-ID)Ensign (R-NV)Graham (R-SC)Gregg (R-NH)Hatch (R-UT)Shelby (R-AL)Snowe (R-ME)Voinovich (R-OH)

Power To The People: Or, Gingrey Revisited-Already!

Georgia Republian Representative Phil Gingrey, has, already, after receiving a raft of calls and emails, clarified his position on Rush Limbaugh.

He likes him!

Power to the people.

The Kanamit's Middle East To-Do List

The Kanamit has a lot on his plate!

In effort to bring rhyming peace to the Middle East, The Kanamit said he and his envoys would listen first.

Well, here's what he heard.

The Taliban informed him that peace will come only when he reverses the "Satanic policies" of George W Bush.
Oh, and they also want him to close all the "evil" detention camps, "completely withdraw" from Iraq and Afghanistan, and "stop defending Israel."

Now, that's a lot to do.
But we're not done yet.

Iranian yahoo Mahmoud Amadinejad, not to be outdone in the Outrageous Demand Department, told the Kanamit that he would have to "apologize for past crimes against Tehran", and said that "Change means giving up support for the rootless, uncivilized, fabricated, murdering Zionists."

Then, to dispel any notion that rationality might be creeping into the Iranian leadership, they said the "Holocaust was a big lie."

Now, some of you doubt the Kanamit can get all this done.

But I have faith in the tireless exertions of The Kanamit.

What I can't wait for is The Kanamit telling us this represents an unclenching of the fist.

Another Republican Who Doesn't Get It

Georgia Representative, Republican Phil Gingrey, has urged Rush Limbaugh to back off his criticisms of Republican leadership, specifically Mitch McConnell and John Boehner.

Let's be clear: We now have a socialist president because Republicans abidicated their responsiblity to defend small and limited government and the free market.
And they can't be trusted to do so in the future.

Free Marketers must not only not mute their criticisms, but, indeed, Pump Up The Volume!

Their is no other option.
Not one!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Damon, Matt Damon

It bothers me less that foreign policy expert Matt Damon called Bill Kristol an idiot than it does that he referred to James Bond as an "imperialist, misogynist sociopath who goes around bedding women, swilling martinis and killing people."

Damn right he does!
And that's why we love him.

Also, just to clue Mr Damon in: James Bond is a fictional character, you know, like Popeye, or Mork from Ork.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Kanamit Will See You Now

I told you the Kanamit would be tireless in his exertions.

It was announced today the Kanamit will hold direct talks with Iran...with no preconditions.

Ladies and gentleman, I give you peace in the Middle East.

Headline-Fed May Gain More Financial Oversight

Oh, that's reassuring.
The very entity that created the mess in which we now find ourselves will be empowered to...wait for it..ensure that it doesn't happen again.

That's almost like putting a guy who doesn't pay his taxes in charge of the IRS. Oh, wait...

I have a better idea.
How 'bout we abolish The Fed!

John McCain: Being His Typical Conservative Self

Presidential loser John McCain says he won't vote for the victor's stimulus package.

Well, now he's just being an obstructionist.

Seem he doesn't think it would do enough to put people back to work.
"We're losing sight of what the stimulus is all about, and this is job creation."

It is?
That's news to me.

Give This Man A Nail!

Deroy "The Hammer" Murdock gets it right again.

I swear, if I were black, and, you know, smart, I would be Deroy Murdock.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

And So It Begins

The Kanamit speaks.
Get ready to be gobbled up.

The Kanamit has been a busy alien in his first week ruling planet Earth.

He told a reporter to shut his stinkin' mouth for having the audacity to actually...act like a reporter.
His sin?
Asking the Kanamit a question.
Bet he doesn't make that mistake again!

Then it was off to Congress for the Kanamit, where he told sucker Republicans to shut their stinkin' mouths over their stimulus ideas.
"I won," he explained.

But it wasn't like the Kanamit didn't have some friendly advice for the sucker Republicans.
He told them to stop listening to Rush Limbaugh.
Can't wait till that prime directive gets codified!

The Kanamit had already announced the closing of Gitmo, and ended a ban on supplying money to international abortion groups.

Seem like a lot?
Don't worry, the Kanamit is tireless.

The question: Where are the idiot conservatives who were confused as to how the Kanamit would govern?

Or maybe I'm just missing the bi-partisanship and pragmatism in all this.

Friday, January 23, 2009

To Serve Man

The Kanamit has arrived.

And this time it has a name...Barack Obama.

Who are the Kanamits?
Remember that Twilight Zone episode, To Serve Man?
Oh, it was a classic.
(And so, by the way, was the Simpons' spoof of it.)

Well, the Kanamits were these tall, big-headed aliens.
Yeah, just like Barack Obama.

They landed in New Jersey, and somehow made their way to the United Nations.
They assured those assembled "Our intentions are honorable. We desire above all things to help the people of Earth.
"It has come to our attention that Earth has been plagued by both natural and unnatural catastrophes, all of which could easily be acted upon and prevented. We are here to help you.
We will not force anything upon you.
"There is nothing ulterior to our motives. Nothing at all.
"We ask only that you trust us. Only that us!"

But the Kanamit had unknowingly dropped a book, and the earthlings worked diligently to decipher it.
Finally, they had the title, "To Serve Man."

Their fears abated.

Soon they were lining up to accompany the Kanamits back to their planet.

And too late, after more deciphering, it was discovered that the book was a...cookbook!

This is how the socialists will gobble up the free-marketers.

Just like Rod Serling said it would happen!

Hollywood Theology

Susan Sarandon, appearing at some function I could not care less about said Barack Obama "is a community organizer like Jesus was. And now we're a community, so he can organize us."

This is the dumbest thing I've read this year.

And it's hard to top Kathleen Parker!
But it's still early yet.

Bipartisanship? Bah!

Republicans-otherwise known as the Sucker Party-complained today that Democrats had shut them out of the process of writing the $850 billion stimulus package.

"Yes, we wrote the bill. Yes, we won the election," explained hateful old shrew Nancy Pelosi.

Compromise and complicity get you nowhere.

John McCain is today's object lesson.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Headline-Clinically Depressed Poodle Mauls Jacques Chirac

Oh, mercy!
Everything I read about the French makes me laugh.

Headline-Caroline Kennedy Calls It Quits, Cites Personal Reasons

Yeah, okay, I'll accept "only semi-intelligent" as a personal reason.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Christopher Buckley Will Have To Get Yet Another Job

Mr Buckley, swooning like a love-struck school girl, says of the new president, "What fine hands we seem to be in. God bless America. This is going to be tough to turn into satire."

But not for a satirist.

Dude, Where's My Prosperity?

I don't want to seem like a complainer, but Obama has been president for a whole day, and my life hasn't changed all that much for the better.

I mean, make with the prosperity, already!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Headline-Democratic Senators Kennedy And Byrd Collapse

Imagine my dilemma!

But I'm gonna take the high road.

After all, my mama taught me: If you can't say something even remotely uncruel, then don't say anything at all.

Headline-Roberts Flubs Oath For Obama

Yeah, and I'll bet it's not the last time Chief Justice John Roberts messes up The Charmer's perfect plan.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Hero Worship Makes Oprah Winfrey Stupid

Said Winfrey, "I feel like I am better because of his being elected."

Too bad she doesn't feel thinner because of his being elected.

Or smarter.

Headline-Plauge Sweeps Through Al Qaeda Terror Camp, Killing 40

Eh, I've heard worse news.

The inauguration tomorrow, for instance.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Is Barack Obama Vested In Failure?

Let's entertain some right-wing paranoia, shall we?

This requires a mere 3 assumptions:
1. Barack Obama is a socialist. (He is.)
2. Most Americans are ignorant when it comes to the subject of economics. (They are.)
3. FDR's policies deepened and prolonged the Great Depression. (They did.)

Now, because FDR was a master salesman (of himself), he was able to implement socialist policy after communist policy, all the while convincing Americans that what he was doing was relieving the situation and not exacerbating it.

This made him him so wildly popular that a myth of him as savior grew up around him, and, in some quarters, persists to this day.

Barack Obama(perhaps a better salesman of himself than FDR), being the intelligent guy that he is, surely knows all this.

Which is why he chosen to imitate FDR.

I now return you to the hero worship.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

How Will Obama Govern?

There seems to be some doubt as to how Barack Obama will govern this great country once he takes the oath of office.

Some say he's a blank slate, so there's no way to know for sure given his thin resume.

Some says he's likely to be a pragmatist, governing from the left, right and center.

Then he takes George Will, David Brooks and Bill Kristol on a date, and his purpose causes more confusion.

So, allow me to set you straight.

Barack Obama will govern from the left.
Because he's a leftist.

More than that, he's a Kook-Aid drinking true himself.
And he's a socialist.
A real socialist. The kind who believes in socialism.

To put it so even the stupid can understand it: Barack Obama will do the opposite of what those on the right would do...on every issue, social and fiscal.

Free people and free markets create wealth and prosperity and the atmosphere most conducive for prosperity to be perpetuated.

Barack Obama does not believe in free people and free markets.

We will be worse off 4 years from now, because we will be changed.

I am not, nor will I be, fooled.
Not now, not at any point along the way.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Deroy Murdock-The Hammer!

I'm giving Deroy Murdock the nickname "The Hammer", because he always hits the nail right on the head.

His latest example.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Kathleen Parker: Even Dumber In 2009

Well, it's obvious that Kathleen Parker didn't ask Santa for a brain for Christmas, because she's back and dumber than ever...if that's is.

Feeling it's no longer sufficient merely to be an idiot who writes idiotic things, Ms Parker has now taken it upon herself to start promoting and defending other idiots who write idiotic things.
It's a niche job, I guess.

Seems she's read a book and wants to tell us all about it.
Said book, The Tyranny Of Dead Ideas, was written by some small time communist by the name of Matt Miller.
Hence the cute title of her piece, Is It Miller Time?
Get it?
Yeah, me too.

Anyway, Ms Parker thinks Mr Miller is an original thinker and a pretty smart guy who has some interesting ideas.
She thinks he's gonna make the rest of us think.
He isn't.

So, who is he?
Well, according to Ms Parker, Mr Miller is a "Democrat and former economic aide in the Office of Management and Budget under Bill Clinton."
Oh, Lord! (How's that for and oogedy-boogedy moment?)

Ms Parker says Mr Miller gives her a headache.
Yeah, I know the feeling.

But let's get to the meat of this nonsense, already.

Ms Parker gets us started by posing as someone who is actually smart when she proposes a "paradoxical thought": We have to increase taxes and federal programs to save the capitalist system."

It's hard to believe that Ms Parker really believes this is really an original thought of Mr Miller's.
It's just the same old socialism.
When you replace freedom with government control, that's socialism.
She didn't know this before reading Mr Miller's book?
I'd be embarrassed for her if I didn't detest her so much.

But she can't blame the following statement on Mr Miller, it's her very own stupidity, "The world has changed in significant ways and our old formulas simply no longer work. We once thought, for instance, that financial markets can regulate themselves. Whup. The disasters of 2008 proved that assumption false. If only we had noticed it sooner. Did dead ideas block our vision?"

This may be the dumbest thing I read all year. But there's always the possibility that George W Bush will again try to explain why he burned the free market village in order to save it.

To set her straight: the disasters of 2008 weren't caused by unregulated financial markets. They were caused by Alan Greenspan of the Federal Reserve, by the Community Reinvestment Act, by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and by a stupid, negligent Congress.

She also agrees with Mr Miller that free trade hurts some Americans, and that the poor can't be educated without financing from the federal government.
Free trade enriches everybody...everybody!
And for the record, I didn't know children were educated with money; I thought it was done with books and teachers. How much can that cost?!

Ms Parker ends this bout of idiocy with one last bit of idiocy when she states, "deregulation of our financial system literally has broken the bank."
What deregulation?
She doesn't say.
They never do.

Most idiotic of all: Ms Parker thinks Mr Miller's book may get traction in the near future.
It's almost as if this is her first encounter with a socialist thought.
It's just the same old, some old.
Nothing new to see here. Unless you're Kathleen Parker. Or an idiot. And if you're Kathleen Parker, there is no distinction between the two.