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.