Worst president in my lifetime

This was a post I did on Facebook back in July on Bush I’s birthday. I decided it needed some  updating because I really hadn’t thought about all the factors that should go into deciding the title of worst president. Dumbass Dubya has a lock on the #1 slot, but there can be some legitimate […]

Krugman’s Fantasy World

This is what passes for great thinking these days.  In this article in the Guardian, Paul Krugman essentially says “Hey, we’re all broke and deep in debt. What should we do?” He answers by saying (again, I’m paraphrasing) “Print more money and spend it! Give it away! Go ahead, it won’t hurt a thing! Free […]

Federal spending by year

I’m getting annoyed by the partisan dipshits who have amnesia when it comes to taxes, federal spending, and the deficit, so I decided to post a simple chart for easy reference. All data was taken from the GPO at this link.  As of today (August 6th, 2011) I’m not able to find a verifiable source […]

Debt Ceiling Dummies

So I ran across this article in the LA Times.  As it’s an opinion piece, I am not looking for everything to be substantiated, but when the author started stating some stupid shit, I had to comment on it. The author states “Remember, raising the debt ceiling doesn’t drive the country deeper into debt. The […]

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 […]

Fox News has a Boner for Boehner

Wow.  How he did it: Three Keys to Boehner’s Budget Victory is a Fox News story that drools over Boehner.  I personally think Boehner is the worst possible leader for the Republicans, because he’s a typical middle-of-the-road “Moderate” who stands for nothing – aka George “Read My Lips” Bush Sr and Bob “Could I possibly […]

$4 trillion in cuts?

According to several stories today (here’s the Washington Times version)  the GOP has proposed a budget that cuts $4 trillion dollars. A Republican plan for the 2012 budget would cut more than $4 trillion over the next decade, more than even the president’s debt commission proposed, with spending caps as well as changes in the […]

Arm the rebels?

WTF has the “no fly zone” in Libya morphed into now?  Obama is turning into moron GW in front of our eyes!!  According to this story from BBC , “US President Barack Obama has said he does not rule out arming the rebels seeking to overthrow Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.” So we went from […]

Cash for Congress – err – Clunkers

Cash for clunkers seems to be all the rage this week.  Hundreds of news stories and blog posts are telling everyone how successful it is, how it RAN OUT OF MONEY IN ONE WEEK when it was supposed to last until November, and how this will boost the economy. Bullshit. Here’s an excerpt from the […]

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 […]