May, 2010

Memorial Day Viewing

50 Movies to view for Memorial Day

Humor – P. J. O’Rourke on Pre-Obits

Leave it to P. J. O’ Rourke to come up with the idea of a pre-obituary. O’Rourke is one of the funniest and comedically-brutal people around. His sense of humor knows almost no bounds, and he exposes that in this argument for obituaries prior to death. If it is proper that one should not criticize the departed, O’ Rourke provides us [...]

No One Likes a Bully

Randall Hoven frequently presents a “graph of the day.” As I see it, the purpose of the graph is to expose the mainstream media slant on the news with facts and data. In this piece, Mr. Hoven takes on Paul Krugman’s assertion of how well the socialist countries of Europe are doing: Graph of the Day for May 29, 2010 If [...]

Who Coulda Known?

Amazing research results contradict what we all thought —  NOT! Big Surprise: Harvard Study Shows Government Spending Hurts Business by Julie Borowski Harvard Business School recently released a no-brainer report that found a negative correlation exists between government spending and the success of businesses. In addition, their research shows that if a Senator becomes a chair to a top committee, the [...]

It is Impossible for this to be a Depression

Our government and their esteemed economists tell us that we are coming out of the recession. Using their statistics, they claim we are on our way to economic recovery. According to them, there is no possibility of a double-dip or another Great Depression. Yet these are the same people that never saw this economic debacle coming and are primarily responsible [...]

Go Long Tar, Feathers and Rails

Finally, there may be some good news. Uh, not necessarily what you might be expecting however. The good news is that things are actually worse than believed, and the collapse will occur sooner rather than later. Why is that good news? It is, only in the sense that it provides some equity. It punishes the generation most responsible for the [...]

US like Argentina

In the early 20th century, Argentina was one of the richest countries in the world.  While Great Britain’s maritime power and its far-flung empire had propelled it to a dominant position among the world’s industrialized nations, only the United States challenged Argentina for the position of the world’s second-most powerful economy. To view what happened and how it parallels what [...]

Liberalism In Death Throes

“The problem with socialism is you run out of other people’s money” Margaret Thatcher. The welfare states, by this I refer to countries and states, are all failing. Their demise is inevitable! Whether they go in the order of the extent they abused fiscal prudence will be determined by the vagaries of markets and politics. Until another crisis hits, and [...]