Archive for January, 2008

NASCAR Helicopter

Thursday, January 31, 2008 7:14 Comments Off

The Wall Street Journal likes Bernanke’s helicopter, ‘cept they think he ought’a slow down in the turns just a wee bit. Prior to the 50-basis-point rate cut, Gail Dudack expressed her feelings about the market’s collective “feelings”: “The Fed needs to do a 50-basis-point cut or the markets will be very disappointed,” says Gail Dudack, [...]

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Monday, January 28, 2008 21:17 Comments Off

This is sickening. But it’s typical Cato policy wonking. The offending column is here. Note what is so funny about the column: right next to it, on the right side, is an ad for Cato’s “pocket Constitution.” Ha! Of course, the Constitution and omnipotent government with unimaginable powers go hand-in-hand. Pilon’s column is almost like [...]

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Lipitor – Eat It Like Candy, and It’s For the Whole Family, Too!

Monday, January 28, 2008 20:10 Comments Off

Someone wrote and pointed out that he saw a Lipitor ad in US News & World Report (December issue). The ad said: Who can take Lipitor?* People who cannot lower their cholesterol enough with diet and excersise* Adults and children over 10 In fact, on the Pfizer website it actually says, “LIPITOR has not been [...]

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The Rotten, Deplorable, Stinkin’ US Post Office vs UPS

Monday, January 28, 2008 19:32 Comments Off

Today I heard a commercial on satellite radio advertising for some US Postal Service-UPS global alliance thingamajig, but I didn’t quite hear the details. I know the punchline was something like “two great powerhouses coming together…” {{choke}} Well, I just hate using the government’s mail system. Just recently, I had someone notify me that a [...]

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My Success Story

Sunday, January 27, 2008 21:44 Comments Off

This might not sound like much, but I am down from a recent high of 2,800 emails – that I needed to sift through – to a mere 1,040. I know I get lots of emails that get no response, and for that I always am sorry. It seems rude, and I feel rude for [...]

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Should Nabokov’s Laura Be Torched?

Sunday, January 27, 2008 7:24 Comments Off

Ron Rosenbaum on the burning question of Nabokov’s Laura.

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Machine Gun Shoot – Knob Creek, KY

Sunday, January 27, 2008 7:16 Comments Off

Here are some spectacular, professional photos from the Knob Creek machine gun shoot in West Point, KY.

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Will New York Follow Detroit Into the Dustbin of Mediocrity?

Sunday, January 27, 2008 6:36 Comments Off

Once upon a time America owned the automobile industry. But after several decades of excessive taxation, onerous government regulation, union extortion, and a crushing lack of foresight and innovation, we no longer dominate an industry that we practically invented. Just as Detroit no longer claims center stage in the world automobile marketplace, soon New York [...]

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“Fat Cops Are a Danger to the Public”

Saturday, January 26, 2008 6:47 Comments Off

Are out-of-shape cops more likely to use deadly force than cops who are fit? MeThinks not. Killer cops are a product of mental conditioning, not physical.

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Hapless Beltwaytarians and the One Man They Can’t Beat

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 20:46 Comments Off

Lew Rockwell points out this follow-up piece from Justin Raimondo’s original knockout punch. Somebody send that man a box of Cuban cigars. Justin is spot-on when he says that the smear cowards are speechless. In fact, the second-string enabler he points to responded this way: “Well, I’m more than ready to move on from the [...]

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