The Democrats don’t give a damn about us but they still will be surprised when they discover far more of their base sitting on their hands on election day.
Obama insists on pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Given the evidence of such accords in the recent past, even more jobs will flow to countries that treat their people not much better than industrial farms treat chickens. At least they don’t pump them full of hormones and antibiotics.
Obama has no reason to feel lonely up there in the Beltway. Congressmen, both Democrats and Republicans, both right and righter, are hard at work decimating the middle class. It seems to be their only realm of competence. Congress truly earned their 11% approval rating. [click to continue…]
T hey could go by many names. The 47 clowns. The 47 idiots. The 47 racists. The 47 bozos. The 47 incompetents. The 47 nincompoops. Take your choice. Or, I would suggest we refer to them at The Illegals. It’s appropriate.
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First, a few warnings. This article is on economics, the justly termed ‘dismal science.’ True, it’s not all that entertaining but it is worthwhile.
It is my longest post ever, 4 to 5 times as long as usual. Still, it merits everyone’s attention. Lastly, I didn’t write it. Aaah. My apologies.
It is a cut-and-paste of the full article by Paul Rosenberg that appeared in Salon. Given the tremendous research and effort he put into this, he deserves his own audience.
Stock buybacks are not usually tagged as the prime corrupter of the economy but what follows makes a strong case. There are other factors, most, if not all, reinstituted by Saint Ronnie but ultimately derived from the most simpleminded and wrongheaded economic and political theories known to man. Enjoy. [click to continue…]
When federal law is violated, it is the responsibility of the Attorney General to indict those violating the law. That seems simple enough. There should be no question.
But, will Eric Holder indict the 47
senators scofflaws that, in their contempt for the Constitution, the law, the president and the nation, arrogantly demonstrated their ignorance of the Constitution, the law and their role as “public servants.”
Since our “servants” in Washington see both themselves and their putative adversaries as some special breed, it is exceedingly rare for any to be subjected to the laws, as we, their subjects, are.
Many have lately thrown around the term ‘traitor.’ I don’t consider these clowns much above qualifying for that but, as we are not actively engaged in a war, as delineated by the Constitution, there can be no treason. However, they are illegals. [click to continue…]
Here I was, all ready to write letters of thanks to the two senators from my home state. Silly me.
Why would I even contemplate such an uncharacteristic act? I saw where Senators Coker and Lamar Alexander were among the seven Republican members of the Senate that did not sign the outrageous letter to the leadership of Iran. Traitorous may be a bit hyperbolic — but barely.
Initially, I felt that since I could not remember ever agreeing with either on any issue and had trashed them only a couple of the numerous times they deserved it, I was prepared to congratulate them for remaining rational and refusing to sign the letter.
Forty-seven idiots signed that unparalleled conflation of hubris, misinformation and stupidity. The ringleader was Baby Senator Tom Cotton, a wet-behind-the-ears clown from Arkansas that appears to consider himself knowledgeable about a broad range of subjects, despite his demonstrable monumental and comprehensive ignorance. [click to continue…]
Fantasies rarely come true. Putin’s is becoming a nightmare for the Russian people.
Perhaps Vladimir would be well-advised to find a copy of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass. The pieces of Humpty Dumpty cannot be put together again. The pieces of the Russian Empire cannot be put together again. The pieces of the Soviet Union cannot be put together again.
The grandiosity of Putin’s ambitions seem laughable in the stark light of reality.
Russia’s economy is smaller than Italy’s. It is about the size of Spain’s. It has been a few decades since either of them dominated the world.
Those numbers, however, are subject to revision. The forecasts for 2015 have dropped from an anemic growth of 1.2% to a negative .8%.
The Ruble has fallen 40% this year. It now stands at about 54 Rubles to the US Dollar. My guess is that the Russian populace already is quite familiar with the word, инфляция, but significantly more is on the way. We, of course, also have incompetent economic managers, so we are quite familiar with the English equivalent: inflation. [click to continue…]
was sitting on a Delta flight out of Atlanta with Governor Jimmy Carter and Jody Powell. It was January 1976, two weeks before the Iowa caucuses.
Jody briefly explained Ham Jordan’s campaign strategy. It was masterful. I saw the future. Governor Carter would be President Carter. I jumped aboard the bandwagon.
The Governor asked me for my opinion of the situation in the Middle East. Given his passion for detail, I am certain he expected a lengthy disquisition. My response was succinct. To quote myself, “A pox on both their houses.” While he may have come to at least a partial acceptance of my view somewhat later, he didn’t seem to embrace it at that moment. [click to continue…]