I received an email from one of my Senators, John Duncan this evening. He’s touting his sponsorship of a “point of order” on the proposed highway bill, which “called on Congress to face fiscal reality as it considers a two-year highway reauthorization bill.” He says he’s “against the pending highway bill for violating spending restrictions”. […]

10 years after 9/11/01

This is simply a list of facts that have happened since 9/11/2001.  Just in case any paranoid people have forgotten, the first fact I need to mention is that 19 terrorists killed 2,977 people on 9/11. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casualties_of_the_September_11_attacks)  Now, here’s the list as of today, 9/10/2011. 6,026 US military service members have been killed in […]

Guns and Gold

I just read this in today’s Daily Reckoning. “Once they get a taste for it,” Bill Bonner observed in his essay “Tomorrow Happened Yesterday”, “few economies can resist spending money they didn’t earn. First, they borrow from the future. Then, they steal from it, by simply printing money. Finally, you get déjà vu, as yesterday’s […]

Presidential Lies

This post will not attempt to document every presidential lie ever told – I fear no one could ever complete that task – but I will take some time to document a few of the biggies. A few ground rules: Source must be provided. Sources must be legitimate – blog postings without legitimate links to […]

Democrats and Republicans

This is from an old (sometime in the 1980’s) Dave Barry column, but I ran across it today and I still find it funny.  It’s about the difference between Democrats and Republicans.  Unfortunately for our country, it’s pretty close to the truth…. “The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time […]

Why are stocks rising?

The S&P 500, DJIA, and NASDAQ are all up about 40% from their lows on March 9th.  Why?  Has the economy (and earnings) rebounded that sharply?  Or were the March lows an aberration?  It’s been a while since I talked about the stock market or the larger economic picture, so it’s time to revisit those […]

Paranoid no more

It looks like Bush’s paranoia is finally going away.   Access to the crown on the Statue of Liberty is finally being allowed again after Bush pretty much shut everything down after 9/11/2001.  Here’s a NY Times story about it. Bush used 9/11 as an excuse for anything and everything, from torture, to invading Iraq – […]

Limbaugh loses it

Evidently, Rush Limbaugh is back on the drugs.  He made a speech today at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where (according to CNN) he said: “We love and revere our founding documents, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independent. We believe that the preamble of the Constitution contains an inarguable truth, that we are all […]

Mr. President

Saw this article and had to get a link to it here.  It says – much better than I could – what I’ve been trying to say about President Obama’s spending. Here’s a snip to give you the flavor of the article. With all due respect Mr. President, Tim Geithner and Ben Bernanke are offering […]

A $3.55 trillion budget

Spending “only” $3.55 trillion is considered to be fiscally responsible? President Obama inherited a more than $1 trillion deficit from the idiot George Bush, but he’s tacked on more than his fair share already.  The current estimate of the deficit is now up to $1.75 trillion for fiscal year 2009, which started on Oct 1st, […]