Government

Why Elections No Longer Matter

Many argue that elections no longer matter. I tend to agree, although it is difficult to explain why. The article below deals with this issue. In a wonderful piece in American Thinker, Daren Jonescu provides his interpretation of the stacked political deck known as elections. The institutionalism of Socialism and tyranny infects both parties. Both fight each other until their scam [...]

California Should Be Embarrassed

The old saying that you are known by the company you keep should embarrass California. In such a large state, can they not find qualified representatives? This email came in from a friend. I haven’t verified it, probably because it seems so plausible. I apologize if it is not true, but its value lies in the message that it conveys. [...]

Puzzles of Socialism

This email, author unknown, reflects the puzzles of Socialism and the current state of intelligence in this country: The definition of Conundrum is something that is puzzling or confusing; a riddle. Here are six Conundrums of socialism in the United States of America: 1. America is capitalist and greedy – yet half of the population is subsidized. 2. Half of [...]

The Good Kerrey on The Bad President

It is getting harder and harder to hide the disrespect and disgust that people have for President Obama. Increasingly, Obama is seen as a bad president, one that has been an abysmal failure on both domestic and foreign affairs. Jimmy Carter, in hindsight, appears to have been effective. Except for a small cadre of cultist followers, the dissatisfaction is palpable. [...]

Delusional President

I am not qualified in psychology or psychiatry. I think I understand human behavior on at least a superficial level. Most other humans do also. If you go through life with your eyes open, you see patterns of behavior. When these occur often, they tend to be seen as normal. Behavior out of this pattern, tends to be considered unusual. [...]

Government Data

Government data should not be accepted at face value. Individuals and governments like to be seen in favorable light. When they control the data, the data becomes fudged. The more powerful the entity, the less it can be questioned. As government grows in force and strength, government data deteriorates. James Quinn, utilizing the work done by John Williams of Shadowstats.com, [...]

Bear and Boy

Ukraine is a story about bear and boy. It is not a happy story and its ending, still unknown, will not be happy either. In this tale, a boy keeps antagonizing a bear. The bear knows the boy is harmless, but finally tires of this nuisance. Ukraine and Financial Markets The gap between economic reality and financial reality will eventually [...]

Reality Can Be Deferred But Not Avoided

Reality is a relentless force. It can be ignored, even hidden for a while. However, it is a force that cannot be contained forever. As the myth of government deteriorates, it becomes necessary for government to support the belief that it is in control and making things better. Things are not improving and cannot improve given the economic distortions in [...]

The Past Matters

There are reasons to try and hide one’s past: Whereof what’s past is prologue, what to come In yours and my discharge. Shakespeare, Tempest Study the past, if you would divine the future. Confucious In this bright future you can’t forget your past. Bob Marley The future ain’t what it used to be. Yogi Berra H/T John Roll

Politics Loves Winners And Hates Losers

Politics loves winners and hates losers. Winners are loved because they can be used to advance a cause or a career. Losers are useless and rejected as soon as they have no use. Barack Obama came in as a great winner. He is now a loser. The Democrats have no more use for him, but are tied to him not [...]

Political Grandstanding or Economic Sense?

Secretary Jeff Sessions opening statement to Jack Lew, Secretary of the Treasury: Thank you, Secretary Lew, for appearing before us today. In 2009, the Administration wagered America’s financial future on the idea that a record increase in government spending and debt would revive the economy. Since then, government debt has increased 64 percent and is on track to double by [...]