Archive for November, 2007
And they want to learn to protect themselves. Well duh. Women may set a record for statewide applications this year, and they’re flooding ranges and prompting Wayne County and other training facilities to host “women-only” permit classes. …Some carrying weapons say their motives aren’t mysterious: Just read the news. Personally, I kinda like guns.
Salt is the newest target of the Food Fascists. My most hated food fascist, Michael Jacobson, of the dreadfully totalitarian Center for Science in the Public Interest, says that Americans are exceeding the federally-recommended limits of salt in their daily diets, and this excessive behavior is unacceptable.
I get daily emails from the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), and this headline arrived on my electronic doorstep yesterday: Goldman Sachs: Dollar’s decline coming to an endThe dollar rallied against the euro and the pound after Goldman Sachs predicted its long slump was coming to an end. It has taken decades of [...]
Santa, who might fall out of his “sleigh” at 5 mph, experiences the Nanny State. Thanks to Charles Everett for the link.
A most pathetic comment from Warren Buffett, who is horrifying when it comes to assesing politics and freedom. Family heirs, he says, have already won an “ovarian lottery,” and thus should not be “rewarded” by the tax system. Mr. Buffett, however, doesn’t explain why the lack of theft is considered to be a “reward.” Perhaps [...]
Mayors from around the nation met in Detroit today for a “summit” to discuss subprime lending and the “foreclosure crisis.” These politicians believe that they can, through the power of government fiat, put an end to home foreclosures, declining home prices, financial illiteracy, and increase consumer spending and economic growth. The mayors plan to put [...]
Granny Doris (from HBO’s “Run, Granny, Run”) is 97 and lucid. Much more lucid than, say, David Horowitz. Here is her speech which she delivered at Wartburg Collge, and here are some snippets. Note how she zeroes in on the misuse of words and the “war on terror.” (Note: I forgive her take on democracy, [...]
Well, not quite. But Brian K. has fun with Gisele, one of her modeling ads, and Photoshop. In her pay cup are Austrian Four Ducats, a Krugerrand, and a Double Eagle Liberty. The news was that Gisele demanded to be paid in any currency except worthless US dollars. That story has been disputed, however.
Hello? And to whom is this news? And people think Gerald Celente is a nutcase. He ain’t.
A Brit woman with a “no kids” policy aborted her baby to reduce her carbon footprint. “Having children is selfish. It’s all about maintaining your genetic line at the expense of the planet,” Vernelli told the Mail, adding she believes bringing new life into the world only adds to the problem. And I thought that [...]