Archive for April, 2013

Cupcakes 6 Feet Under? Thank Goodness!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 23:14 5 Comments

I have written often on the silliness of the whole cupcake craze that has swept America in recent years. My earliest cupcake-bashing post goes back to 2009. Finally, folks are declaring that the cupcake craze was indeed a bubble and it was indeed ludicrous. Yahoo writes, “More Evidence That the Gourmet Cupcake Bubble Has Popped.” Forbes [...]

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Fear, Paranoia, and Prayer in Government Schools

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 20:59 Comments Off

Oh the fear, the paranoia, the pleas for greater protection, scores of asinine comments about the costs of a “free” society, and the endless worship of our government leaders who will protect us. Each time these isolated events happen, such as the Boston bombing, the serfs rise up to declare their allegiance to the state [...]

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The Police State Hates Tinted Windows

Thursday, April 11, 2013 12:24 30 Comments

Just recently, a friend of mine was stopped by the Michigan State Police for having committed the insidious crime of driving her vehicle that has tinted front windows. Tinted windows are regulated by individual states, and in the era of vehicle customizations for artistic purposes, they have become immensely popular, and thus they have also [...]

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Military Privilege

Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:41 6 Comments

This morning I noted that Detroit Int’l Airport has a Freedom Lounge with a sign says “Serving Those Who Serve Us.” It’s a special ‘military only’ lounge for the government’s war enforcers. They sure as heck don’t serve me because I don’t conduct the wars they “serve.” Surely the airport doesn’t have an entrepreneur’s lounge, [...]

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J.C. Penney Pricing Strategy Fails to Meet the Perception of the Masses

Monday, April 8, 2013 18:05 7 Comments

I find this breaking news to be very intriguing, especially since I wrote a short post just over a year ago in regards to the new pricing strategy put into practice by the new CEO in 2012. A quote from the January 2012 article on Yahoo goes as follows: Perhaps the biggest challenge for Penney is [...]

This was posted under category: Economics

Dumbed Down Pizza?

Sunday, April 7, 2013 19:45 1 Comment

Pizza Hut “crazy cheesy crust.” More dumbed-down infantilism for the adult masses. “16 semi-circles of cheese that can be pulled off and eaten separately” ?? And it ain’t just Americans. Pizza Hut has also offered variations of the cheese-stuffed crust with pepperoni and other toppings hidden inside. Fast-food fanatics may also notice that the latest [...]

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Dog Joy

Saturday, April 6, 2013 6:40 6 Comments

Life is full of precious moments.

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Bankster Revolving Doors? What Revolving Doors?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 7:36 1 Comment

I had a “spitting coffee” moment this morning when I came across today’s piece in the Bankster Street Journal about Mary Schapiro, the ex-SEC head whose revolving door spin landed her a job at a top doctor for Banksters, Promontory Group Financial LLC. I couldn’t believe this was actually quoted in the article: “In my [...]

This was posted under category: Financial Markets

Guns ‘n Grassfed Go Together

Monday, April 1, 2013 22:52 2 Comments

My sister sent me a great page from her local paper – she’s in Northfield, Minnesota. She saw the ad (top left) for a farm that sells grassfed beef, pastured chickens, and other traditional, organic products. Then she noticed that the ad on the lower right was for Minute Man Training, offering firearms classes and [...]

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Grassfed is Not Just About “Local”

Monday, April 1, 2013 21:59 No Comments

Paul Schwennesen is a rancher who raises only grassfed cattle on 12,000 acres in Arizona and New Mexico. Schwennesen published an article in 2010 for PERC (Property and Environment Research Center) that is even more relevant three years later: “Grassfed Beef and the Politics of Local.” Schwennesen is a talented writer, and he has eloquently [...]

This was posted under category: Eco-Agriculture