John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, And The Congress Ride Into A Box Canyon….

bhnr-mccnllThe New York Times considerately gives us an early look at the Box Canyon into which the 114th Congress, the GOP leading, is riding. In G.O.P. Is Divided as Budget Bills Start Piling Up we discover:

WASHINGTON — In their first major test of governing this year, […]

Hillary's Hard Choices are About to Get Harder

2013-01-17T015659Z_1_CBRE90G05F200_RTROPTP_3_OSCE-CLINTONI finally finished the epic book by Hillary. I should at least be up for a Nobel peace prize. Obviously the book did not do well. And at the end of the day, it looks like Hillary has not accomplished much in all these so called years of […]

Janet Yellen’s Historic Meeting With The Right

jntyln2At CPAC, recently, an estimated 10,000 conservatives and libertarians, together with many presidential aspirants, gathered across the Potomac. They did so amidst massive hoopla and intense media fascination. We in the media are nothing if not suckers for hoopla.

History, however, typically emerges without hoopla. Janet Yellen, […]

Duly Noted - What is Wrong Here?

Duly Noted Those that peruse numerous news sources run into reports that cannot be true, should not be true, but that are, nevertheless, true. In time, a bouquet accumulates to be shared with those that can laugh even if it hurts.

The “EU is ready with sanctions […]

Duly Noted - Financing Failure

Duly Noted

Your teachers have bored you with ancient Greece through the rehash of her history. After a long time-gap, Greece is re-emerging as a topic. Those that follow global news know, modern Greece (little connects it to ancient times) is in trouble. Responsible are the political […]

A Shock To The System

December 7, 2014 (73 years after the Day that will live in Infamy).Frans_Jager

 

We are all incredulous spectators to the dismal theatrics playing year after year in Washington D.C. sowing more and more mistrust and disgust in the minds of the American people. But where is […]

Republicans the Winners or Not!

chnsjbsWell obviously the Republicans are the winners of the Senate. And they deserve credit for keeping their mouths shut and keeping their feet out of their orifices. And all the liberal Democrats had to blame was Lord Obama. It is kind of like when Clinton decided to […]

ElectionWatch 2014: We Did It!

Defying widespread expectations of a close election contest, the Congressional and gubernatorial elections of 2014 resulted in a landslide victory for the Republican Party and were a major step forward for the Tea Party movement in its quest to take over Washington politics. As of this writing, Republicans had picked up an additional seven seats […]

Conservative Think Tank Fouls With Innuendo That The Gold Standard Played A Role In the Rise Of Hitler And The Nazis

gldstndrdhtlrJames Pethokoukis, the Dewitt Wallace Fellow and “Money & Politics columnist-blogger” for the American Enterprise Institute, is a frequently interesting analyst and polemicist … when he doesn’t mar his commentary with unseemly snark. That snark factor rose to radioactive in his recent connivance, at AEIdeas, in a […]

Will the Tea Party Lose Again?

With growing disapproval of the Obama administration’s leadership and the increasing popularity of the Tea Party movement within Republican ranks, many observers—myself included—are hopeful and even quite confident that the underdog GOP may make a strong comeback in the upcoming November elections, regaining control of the Senate, further expanding its strength in the House, and […]

End the Fed’s War on Paychecks

jntylnThe Democratic Party has made “income inequality” a signature issue for the 2014 (and, presumably, 2016) election cycle. Democrats, en masse, shout “J’accuse!” at Republicans. There is a very different story to tell.

“Income inequality” is a crude, and twisted, heuristic for stagnant median family income. “Income […]

McDonald’s Bonanza the Sure Way to High Wages

fstfmnwgIt is funny seeing all these losers protesting for higher wages. Because big brother keeps shelling out all this money, they just think everyone has money to shell out. At least that is what commie’s like Obama and Hillary want them to think.

But I have the […]

‘Local Choice’ – Let’s Roll Back Some Crony Socialism, Shall We?

crnysclsm2Cronyism. Or Crony Capitalism. It’s actually Crony Socialism – because it actually has nothing to do with capitalism.

Crony Socialism is not an unfettered free market where the best ideas and companies win. It’s the government warping and distorting the market: favoring with absurdly […]

Did you Pick a Democrat Magnet yet? Hold on to your Wallet!

obm-mgntWe could go in a lot of different directions here. Opposites attract, same poles repel. But the Democrats have a great PR program on the internet. They will send you an email for just about any reason. I get emails from Lady Michelle, BO and even the […]

Obamacare is Reducing Economic Growth, Not Growth in Health Spending

obmcr-ecnmyOne major criticism of U.S. health care is that we spend more money on health care than any other country. If health spending consumes resources that are needed elsewhere, this could be a problem. The U.S. now spends about 17 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) […]

DESTROYING THE REST OF US -- ANOTHER MARXIST SAUL ALINSKY MOMENT, BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE UNCARING FOLKS AT THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE

YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE RISING COST OF LIVING, SO LONG AS YOU DON’T EAT

Yes indeed, America’s golfer-in-chief has recently left his cycling & fund-raising vacation at his Martha’s Vineyard luxurious rented home, to temporarily return to Washington so that he can, uhm, continue to vacation & fund raise – this time […]

Dear Wealthy Liberals…Write the Check

mrgrThis week, liberals went into a tailspin over the news that Burger King announced a merger with Tim Horton’s, a Canadian based restaurant group, and was relocating its headquarters to Canada (pending approval from Canadian authorities). Liberals quickly erupted at the news of a for-profit company moving […]

Did “The Nixon Shock” Lead to Nixon’s Resignation?

nxnrsgn This month we observe the 40th anniversary of the resignation, under threat of imminent impeachment, of President Richard M. Nixon. Nixon aide and loyalist Pat Buchanan sums up, in a column in USA Today Liberal Elites Toppled Nixon his view: “Richard Nixon was not brought down […]

Warren Buffett Knows Less Government Means More Economic Activity

Thewrnbft Buffett Rule is part of a tax plan proposed by President Barack Obama in 2011. The tax plan would apply a minimum tax rate of 30 percent on individuals making more than a million dollars a year.

Remember for whom it’s named?

The Buffett Rule is […]

The “Sharing Economy”: Will Americans Embrace The Entrepreneurial Revival?

brdcrcsBack in the first century a poet named Juvenal surmised that his fellow citizens of Rome would put up with just about anything from their government, as long as they had enough food and entertainment. “Give them bread and circuses, and they’ll never revolt” he wrote sarcastically.

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Paul Krugman, Funny and Scary

plkrgmn3Professor Paul Krugman, in his New York Times blog, says my recent column, about him, is “funny and scary.” Last week’s column here inferred that Prof. Krugman is leaving Princeton in quiet disgrace. It drew pretty wide attention. It also drew over 150 comments. Many commentators merrily […]

Is Paul Krugman Leaving Princeton In Quiet Disgrace?

plkrgmn2Professor Paul Krugman is leaving Princeton. Is he leaving in disgrace?

Not long, as these things go, before his departure was announced Krugman thoroughly was indicted and publicly eviscerated for intellectual dishonesty by Harvard’s Niall Ferguson in a hard-hitting three-part series in the Huffington Post, beginning here, […]

BASED ON MY RESEARCH, HERE ARE SOME TIMELY STOCK TIPS FOR 'THE REST OF US'

INVEST, OR DON’T INVEST, BUT STILL BE HAPPY

And a happy “Can Things Get Any Worse In The World Day” to all you readers tonight.

Tonight, I’d like to put on my investor adviser hat (https://twitter.com/MurraySoupcoff) and talk about what is probably the second most interesting topic after Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Saturday night suggestion that […]

Rand Paul Bungles the Immigration Issue Again

rndpl-rnplRand Paul has bungled the immigration issue again. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time.

My hunch about Rand has always been that he believes very much like his father.* but he is playing a political game because he wants to be President. But unlike some, I don’t […]

RIGHTS!

How often have you heard someone say “that’s my right!” Or, “health care, food, shelter, education, is my right.” Or, “I can say anything I want, it’s my right.” But how many of you have actually thought through exactly what is a right?

My definition is this. A right is any action that you take […]








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