Archive for November, 2005

News Flash: Bigger Butts Demand Longer Needles

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 6:55 Comments Off

Once again, American big butts place a challenge to medical science: longer needles please!

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Put Meathead Out of His Misery, Please

Monday, November 28, 2005 21:42 Comments Off

The scumbag Rob Reiner deserves to be hung from a cactus in the hot Arizona sun, upside down, with his head shaven and his ass bare. The diptwit had this to say about economics: “As is the case with any democratic institution, the free market functions effectively only when consumers have all the facts.” Might [...]

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Surprise, Surprise: Looks Matter

Sunday, November 27, 2005 3:10 Comments Off

This is a manic–and fun–story on why looks matter. Visit any shopping mall in summer

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What’s Killing General Motors?

Friday, November 25, 2005 22:50 Comments Off

Its balance sheet. Toyota is catching up to General Motors in terms of sheer size, but has passed up the sadsack from Detroit in many respects. The proof of looming disaster is in the balance sheet. Here is GM’s balance sheet, full of bullet holes. Here is Toyota’s balance sheet, which is bulletproof. Focus on [...]

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More US Auto Industry Rot

Friday, November 25, 2005 22:34 Comments Off

The domino effect continues within Detroit’s auto industry. Fitch just sank Visteon – one of the world’s largest auto suppliers – even further with a new “negative” rating from its analysts. This happened in spite of Visteon restructuring earlier in the year, and dumping its unprofitable plants back onto Ford, causing Ford more grief than [...]

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Henry Ford’s “History is Bunk” is Bunk

Wednesday, November 23, 2005 8:38 Comments Off

An article on LRC today mentions the of Mother of All Misrepresented Quotes, Henry Ford’s “History is bunk.” I want to expand on that. A fuller quote is, “History is more or less bunk. It’s tradition. We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present, and the only history that is worth a [...]

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More Auto Woes

Monday, November 21, 2005 8:01 Comments Off

By close of trading on Wednesday November 16th, the stock was 22% below its level at the beginning of the month; it dipped again on Thursday, to an 18-year low. And for the first time since the carmaker’s last big brush with disaster

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Extended Hours “Limit” Consumer Choice

Sunday, November 20, 2005 23:36 Comments Off

Imagine 400-year-old laws, still on the books, that dictate the hours of business to a private enterprise. Massachusetts is still catering to the Puritans, a few centuries later: Many of the state’s Puritan-era blue laws, passed in the 1600s to keep colonists at home or in church on Sundays, have been repealed, such as a [...]

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Martin Luther King: “America, You Are Too Arrogant”

Sunday, November 20, 2005 22:56 Comments Off

MLK deserves much criticism for the pro-State aspect of his social wars. However, MLK delivered the goods when it came to war. Here is a series of stirring images followed by a magnificent sermon from MLK on the brutality of power politics and war, and the American State as the divine choice to conquer the [...]

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Sincere Apologies Extended

Sunday, November 20, 2005 17:01 Comments Off

To all of those who have written me since early 2004 and have not received replies. That was about the time when I got way overwhelmed timewise, and found my email piling up. I do read all email, love to read it, and do plan to reply to it. However, there comes times when that [...]

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