Archive for January, 2011

Separated at Birth?

Saturday, January 22, 2011 17:35 5 Comments

This is a photo of Jared Lee Loughner, the Arizona murderer, next to Glenn Beck. It is one of those silly things going around the Internet, but the likeness is creepy.

This was posted under category: Establishment Rightists

Krispy Kreme Delusions

Saturday, January 22, 2011 14:09 2 Comments

This is a good paper by J. Richard Anderson of Stonehill College from the Journal of Business Studies. Krispy Kreme is indeed a great case study for finance-business geeks who are baffled by extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds. Here is the abstract (yes, there is a typo): The recent decline of Krispy Kreme [...]

This was posted under category: Boom-Bubble Phenomenon

Heads of State

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 12:05 3 Comments

“Heads of State” is how Bloomberg described it this morning on the radio. Chinese president Hu Jintao is here in the US to meet with such important heads of state as Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, national security adviser Tom Donilon, Lloyd Blakenfein of Goldman Sachs, Jeff Immelt of General Electric, Jim McNerney [...]

This was posted under category: Corporatocracy

Terrorist Backpack?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 5:16 3 Comments

Does anyone think this was the work of the FBI? A backpack found along the route of the Martin Luther King Jr. march in Spokane contained a bomb “capable of inflicting multiple casualties,”  the FBI said Tuesday, describing the case as “domestic terrorism.” Television video on “The Rachel Maddow Show” showed the backpack sitting upright on [...]

This was posted under category: The Terror State

Kids Can’t Think, Sit Still, Be Happy, or Sleep

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 21:32 7 Comments

The message is undeviating: American kids are prone to panic attacks, anxiety, aggressive behavior, learning and memory problems, obesity, depression, suicide, and now insomnia (or sleep problems)? According to this article in the Wall Street Journal, sleep becomes the correlation that implies causation. Instead of blaming it on the computer and TV – though surely [...]

This was posted under category: "For the Children", Food & Nutrition

Fed-Induced, Easy-Bake Bubbles. Gourmet Style.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 11:05 1 Comment

One week ago, I blogged “The Height of Boom-Bust Absurdity,” a post about one of my favorite, fun topics: the cupcake craze. Or cupcake bubble. Or cupcake Idiocracy. Or Rinse & Repeat. Whatever you want to call it. For the sake of background, I will re-post it below: —————————– Cupcakes have been a favorite target [...]

This was posted under category: Boom-Bubble Phenomenon

Jeffrey Smith vs the Corporatocracy on GMOs

Sunday, January 16, 2011 19:11 2 Comments

Here is a good sub-15 minute interview (by Dr. Mercola) with anti-GMO king Jeffrey Smith. I have come to understand – via the enormous amount of jaw-dropping emails I receive from readers on this topic – how ignorant most libertarians are on the subject of GMOs. I received unimaginable comments after posting this on a [...]

This was posted under category: Food & Nutrition, Food Totalitarianism

Candy Cigarettes Are Not Yet Illegal

Sunday, January 16, 2011 18:26 1 Comment

A follow-up to Lew Rockwell’s blog post on his own website: a year or so ago, misplaced facts spread like wildfire on the Internet about the banning of candy cigarettes. People got their facts wrong – it was actually candy-flavored cigarettes that were banned. Though the kiddie “smokes” will surely be banished in short time. [...]

This was posted under category: Safety Nazis

The Height of Boom-Bust Absurdity

Monday, January 10, 2011 22:14 19 Comments

Cupcakes have been a favorite target on this blog for a few years. Why? Because cupcakes “filled with white butter cream, topped with half vanilla cream cheese frosting mixed with chocolate chip cookie crumbs and half chocolate fudge mixed with brownie pieces and covered with chocolate chip cookie and brownie pieces” are one of the [...]

This was posted under category: Boom-Bubble Phenomenon

Safety Hysteria Wussifies NFL

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 22:58 6 Comments

Somebody throw something on Vince Lombardi to keep him from spinning in his grave. The cancellation of the December 26th NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings is stirring up all kinds of name-calling, with most criticisms employing the word “wuss” or “wussification.” The game was cancelled due to ……. a few inches of [...]

This was posted under category: Safety Nazis