Archive for October, 2008

Square Peg, Round Hole

Sunday, October 26, 2008 14:22 Comments Off

A reader’s (Steve Vaughn) mother, Marie, had a favorite quote that he sent to me: “The problem with being unique is that you have to do it all by yourself.” This whole financial disarray and the ensuing slide into economic fascism have, without a doubt, separated the wheat from the chaff. And unfortunately, I run [...]

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Hold Very Still So We Can Blow Your Brains Out

Saturday, October 25, 2008 17:49 Comments Off

From reader Tom: “There is a scene in the Oscar-winning film No Country for Old Men where the psychopath who is doing a carjacking out on a lonely Texas highway says to his victim, “Now hold very still,” so he can place the compressed, air-powered, slaughterhouse killing bolt against the man’s forehead. The man does [...]

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Your T-Shirt Reveals Your Level of Idiocy

Saturday, October 25, 2008 16:29 Comments Off

Since my article posted today [The Standard of Living Bubble (and Why It's About to Go Pop!)], I think this event was meant especially for me. I went to Bath & Body Works at the mall this morning. Here I am, an adult with a job, a career, and I am going there to get [...]

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Your BreakFast Is Making You Fat

Saturday, October 25, 2008 16:18 Comments Off

Dr. Mercola on one of the worst habits ever: cereal. The most notorious offenders though are probably breakfast cereals, which were initially developed to increase convenience, and now have mostly morphed into highly processed packages filled with synthetic vitamins and are a mere fantasy of a healthy food. Breakfast cereals, along with waffles, pancakes, bagels [...]

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Stability Czar!

Saturday, October 25, 2008 15:59 Comments Off

Timothy Ryan, president and chief executive of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), appeared before Congress this week to plead for a Stability Czar. This regulator of stability would “oversee systemic risk in all financial services firms.” No single regulator currently has access to sufficient information or the practical and legal tools and [...]

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If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Are We Doing in the Crapper?

Saturday, October 25, 2008 6:33 Comments Off

Remember Erma Bombeck’s If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? I read all of her books as a kid. Sometimes I think my life is an Erma Bombeck book or a skit from Saturday Night Live. It’s Dana Carvey chopping broccoli or Georg and Yortuk Festrunk hanging out, [...]

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Dude, Che Guevara is, like, you know, so 90′s

Saturday, October 25, 2008 6:12 Comments Off

Forget Che. Thanks to worldwide central banking excesses, the onset of financial socialism, and blaming the free market for all of the plight, Marx is hip and he is in.

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Stop Calling It the $85 Billion Bailout!

Saturday, October 25, 2008 5:23 Comments Off

It’s more than that already. Edward Liddy, chairman and CEO of AIG:

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Watch It – Chuck Norris Will Lick Your Chops

Friday, October 24, 2008 7:05 Comments Off

If you are anti-TSA, oppose the war, question authority, deny the Security State, object to the Patriot Act, or protest the establishment. Has there ever been a more laughable, ridiculous book cover anywhere? What a moron.

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The Standard of Living Bubble (and Why It’s About to go Pop!)

Thursday, October 23, 2008 4:26 Comments Off

My new article is up at Taki’s Magazine today: The Standard of Living Bubble (and Why It’s About to go Pop!).

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