April, 2012

The Economic Charade is Almost Over

As we near the end point, the point where the economy collapses, government becomes more desperate to convey the myth of a recovery. Government data have always been suspect because of the political ramifications of a good vs. bad economic report. Fudging the numbers, or at least the ways of measuring various statistics, likely began once government began issuing economic [...]

The Economy is Booming

Regular readers know my views regarding the supposed economic recovery that we are in. Doug Ross explains this economic recovery (with help from James Pethokoukis). The title, “Obama’s Third Annual Summer of Recovery,” is priceless: Obama’s Third Annual Summer of Recovery™ — By the Numbers Yesterday, April 27th 8:13pm The Obama “recovery” is just as ephemeral as the media’s coverage [...]

Who Was Responsible for Getting Bin Laden?

According to a memo from head of the CIA, Obama (surprise!) doesn’t seem to have been as hands-on as he claimed in the Osama bin Laden mission. Here are some of the details as reported by Pundit Press: The memo reads (emphasis mine): Received phone call from Tom Donilon who stated that the President made a decision with regard to [...]

A Depressing View of The Future

It is difficult to read George W. Mantor’s description of how government performs and what he thinks lies in store for common citizens without losing hope. Despite that, I recommend you read it to raise your blood pressure and rouse you from your stupor. There is too much going on to ignore. As Mr. Mantor says: The truth is that the [...]

Not a Cloud in the Sky

A very nice summary of the “economic recovery” (NOT!) is provided by Eric Sprott. For anyone who believes there is a recovery or has reason to be optimistic regarding financial assets, do yourself a favor and read this article. It puts matters into perspective in a way that the mainstream media seems either to not understand or wants to hide [...]

Obama Makes Nixon Look Angelic

There is little more frightening to many Americans than former President Nixon and his scheming to gain and retain power. The fears were not unwarranted, although Nixon was an angel compared with several of his predecessors and successors. The new King of Slime and Dirty Tricks is one Barack Hussein Obama, having elevated the practice to levels that Nixon never [...]

Another “Collapse” Prediction

Regular readers of this blog know how I feel about an economic recovery. Mac Slavo agrees: With the Presidential election cycle in full swing our incumbent administration, the media, and their financial pundits continue to maintain that the US economy’s green shoots have blossomed into fields of golden sunflowers. Despite what we’re being told, however, the actual data tells a [...]

More Mencken and Obama

Recently I posted on how H. L. Mencken would have viewed our Obama problem. He would not have blamed Obama so much as the fools (voters) who put him in office. Mencken would have viewed Obama as a manifestation of Walt Kelly’s Pogo quote: “We have met the enemy and he is us!” Obama is nothing more than the inevitable manifestation [...]

How The Race Will Be Fought

This visual from Larry Sabato provides an overview of recent voting patterns: Mr. Sabato Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley use this map as a guide to their discussion of the electoral strategies that both parties are likely to adopt. For political watchers, their’s is a good article to start with.

The Conflict Between Politicians and Citizens

Ron Holland detects some intelligence or fear in Washington. He believes that politicians may have done something worthwhile, although is unsure what has motivated them: It also could be preservation planning by politicians scared to death of re-election losses and their personal safety after what they have done to our nation, economy, wealth and freedoms. After all, looking at the civil unrest [...]

More Bad Economic News

Another indication that the recovery is not underway is provided by the latest durable goods report and how it relates to a half-century of employment: The relationship between these two series is strong, suggesting that new employment figures will be disappointing. One must never underestimate government’s ability to manipulate such figures, although they are running out of room to do [...]

The NDAA Means The End of Freedom

Government everywhere is voracious. It is always seeking ways to grow and expand, to gain more power and control. That observation is not meant to condemn government but merely to point out a universal tendency of all governments. Just as devouring livestock is the nature of wolves or devouring homes is the nature of termites, so too is government’s insatiable [...]