January, 2012

Occupy Golf!

Thanks to reader JL for sending this in. Original author apparently unknown: I am a member of golf’s 99%. I play golf, but have not yet made it to the professional level!! I have played the game for over 30 years, but have not really put in the practice time and study to be the best. I also probably do [...]

Is Obama Playing With a Full Deck?

I originally tweeted a reference to this piece. Upon re-reading it, I felt compelled to refer to it in a post. Here is Barry Rubin’s take on His Royal Incompetency: I’ve been waiting for someone to voice my reaction to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union message. But and since I haven’t seen anyone else do it — I’m [...]

Brits on US Political Situation

I received this collection of British cartoons from reader Leo M. As he suggests, the British have their own unique way with humor.  The Brits, as usual, are a bit more subtle than we are . . .          

How Currencies Die and Gold Prospers — Part I

The Dollar is doomed. So too are most other fiat currencies. It is the nature of fiat currencies and the nature of governments throughout history. All countries have abused their citizenry and investors via the printing press. Since the formation of the Federal Reserve in 1913, the dollar has lost 96% of its value. Most of that loss has occurred [...]

Government: Better Management or New Mission Statement?

Yesterday’s post regarding liberals vs. conservatives described a schism between the two opposing political sides which derives from different assumptions regarding the nature of man. Ron Lipscomb looks at a similar dichotomy that exists within the right-side of the spectrum and observes: Those who harbor misgivings about the nation’s predicament, which is the result of leftist policies, do so from two completely [...]

Liberalism and Conservatism

Most people consider themselves liberal or conservative without fully understanding the assumptions upon which these beliefs rest. Parental beliefs or a choice of one of the two major political parties is often as deep as their understanding goes. Another motive is driven by self-interest — which party will benefit me the most. To these folks, their political philosophy is selected [...]

Obama Believes He is Above The Law

Little things often reveal a lot. Little things also often grow into big things. It is in this light that yesterday’s trial in Georgia regarding Obama’s eligibility for the Office of President should be viewed. What, you haven’t heard about this? No surprise. Your sources must be the mainstream media. Here is an excerpt from two writers on American Thinker who attended [...]

Let’s All Be Unhyphenated Americans

Wonder why your kids don’t learn at school? Here is but one reason related to political correctness gone wild. The woman in this video is shrill, but she is correct in what she says. The hypocrisy of the school system, driven by the political correctness madness, is quite evident in the manner with which they treat the Muslim religion as [...]

Why America Hates Its Politicians So Much

Another State of the Union speech has come and gone. These speeches are predictable, useless, boring and purely political. Supporters of the party in power rave about matters such as “vision,” “compassion,” “fairness” and “the future.” Detractors focus more on reality — the present and the distortions, contradictions and, yes, outright lies contained in the message. So it was with the [...]

Willie on Dollar Collapse

Jim Willie has been harping on the decline (collapse?) of the dollar. He is usually out front on these matters, often long before others. But pioneer scouts like Mr. Willie are often early and sometimes wrong. Regarding the fate of the dollar and his timing (imminent), I think he is more correct than most. He writes a newsletter at GoldenJackass.com, [...]

The Social Welfare State – Motivated Not By Compassion But Political Self-Interest

The siren song of Socialism contains the seeds of destruction that now threaten the very foundations of civilization.  Socialism as a disease progresses slowly, but has been undway for more than 100 years. The malignancy is now metastasizing. Unfortunately we are the generations that will experience its pernicious outcomes. Feckless politicians blame anyone and everything but themselves for the impending [...]

The Debt Monster Will Destroy The World

There are still those who don’t believe the world is heading for massive debt defaults. But then there are also some who believe King Tut is not dead but merely sleeping. Debt has grown exponentially in developed countries. This growth includes both consumer, corporate and government debt. Debt is supported by collateral assets. Assets grow linearly. To be sustainable, debt [...]