Archive for April, 2010

Tax Mahal

Monday, April 12, 2010 21:39 7 Comments

Here’s yet another disgusting display of bureaucratic arrogance on the part of the parasitical tax-and-spend state: spending $100M to “green” an old IRS center in Andover. As part of a “green” initiative that helped justify the use of stimulus money, geothermal heating and cooling systems will be installed, according to a news release from the [...]

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MSNBC Calls the Fed a “Con and Cover-Up”

Monday, April 12, 2010 21:25 2 Comments

Was this really on cable television? Yes, Dylan Ratigan said that Congress screws over some folks in order to enrich others in one of the great redistribution schemes of all time. He also refers to the Fed as perpetuating the largest wealth transfer in the history of the world, with no consequences. Bill Fleckenstein and [...]

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Michigan’s Anti-Smoking Extravaganza

Monday, April 12, 2010 21:01 7 Comments

I don’t come across many folks who aren’t aware of the state of the state of Michigan. We beat y’all to the Depression by a long shot, and I’m sure we will outlast everyone, too. We are at the top of national lists in unemployment, business loss, population loss, loss of home values, and foreclosures/abandoned [...]

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Milton Friedman Teaches Phil Donahue

Monday, April 12, 2010 20:32 3 Comments

Here’s a classic smash from Milton Friedman on the Phil Donahue show. Donahue is left speechless by Friedman’s response to his questions about the free market system. Yes, Friedman, in many aspects, went wrong in his career, but this clip shows Friedman as the brilliant and tough teacher as he takes Donahue to the woodshed. [...]

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Stupak and Conyers

Saturday, April 10, 2010 6:02 7 Comments

Michigan Democrat Bart Stupak has turned and ran with his tail between his legs. There was quite a stir over the story about Stupak selling his votes on the health care scam. These guys have not come to realize that in this day and age, where Boobus is waking up and stepping up, there are [...]

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Obama’s Libertarian Moment

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 20:08 9 Comments

At 1:50 of this video, Obama notes that the use of private military contractors privatizes “what essentially sets a nation-state apart, which is the monopoly on violence.” Thanks to Kalim (of Western Standard) for the heads-up and link.

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Retro Easter Candy

Tuesday, April 6, 2010 21:39 12 Comments

I’m low on time today – due to the day job and putting together an interview with Mark Sisson for In the meantime, here’s my nephew/godson with some of the Easter ‘candy’ I shipped to him. He loves his chocolate cigarettes while he reads  

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Hug Ban

Monday, April 5, 2010 20:53 6 Comments

A Portland school recently banned hugging. …the principal of West Sylvan Middle School, Allison Couch, issued the ban because the hugging was so disruptive that students could not pass each other in the hallway without a hug and were often late to classes because of a lengthy embrace.  Sometimes students would run down the hall [...]

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Is Guam Going to “Tip Over?”

Monday, April 5, 2010 5:53 8 Comments

Representative Hank Johnson is functionally illiterate. Watch a U.S. congressman question the Navy’s Pacific Fleet Commander and remark that he’s concerned that Guam will “tip over and capsize.” It takes him 3+ minutes to repeat the same things over and over, and make a point. Then he rambles on about global warming. And this guy [...]

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It’s Looking Pretty Outside

Sunday, April 4, 2010 20:24 1 Comment

Here are some photos I took today during a mellow walk near my home.

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