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June 23, 2013

The Prophet Heinlein and the Minister of Truth Orwell

Filed under: Politics In General - 23 Jun 2013

Robert A. Heinlein was The Grand Master of Science Fiction, widely acclaimed as the greatest modern writer in the genre. He was famous for writing a “Future History,” stories that had an internally consistent timeline spanning centuries, and characters …

June 18, 2013

The Prophet Heinlein and the Minister of Truth Orwell.

Robert A. Heinlein was The Grand Master of Science Fiction, widely acclaimed as the greatest modern writer in the genre. He was famous for writing a “Future History,” stories that had an internally consistent timeline spanning centuries, and characters …

April 8, 2013

This Isn’t Kansas Anymore, Toto.

Filed under: Economics,Liberalism, Marxism & Communism - 08 Apr 2013

An article by Mortimer Zuckerman in the Wall Street Journal caught my attention today. He puts on paper a long string of correct statements. One of them was this: “The country isn’t really advancing. By comparison with earlier recessions, it …

October 20, 2012

The Willful Misreading of Obama

Filed under: Politically Incorrect Reality - 20 Oct 2012

In her blog (10/16/2012) on the Wall Street Journal website, Peggy Noonan made statements that are, to me, quite incomprehensible.

“The president didn’t understand his moment. He didn’t understand the depth and duration of the economic crisis.”

June 25, 2012

Call 1-800-BAD-LWYR

Filed under: Courts, The Law & The Judiciary - 25 Jun 2012

The airways are full of the ambulance-chasing lawyers these days, but now they are not just chasing ambulances carrying accident victims. They are working industriously to drive life-saving medications off the market.

Yes, surely there are occasional drugs that come to …

June 23, 2012

Somebody Doesn’t Get It

After the Wisconsin recall vote failed to replace Scott Walker, Ed Schultz, the bad-tempered, frequently foul-mouthed left-wing talk show host, had this to say:

January 6, 2012

The Mayan Calendar and Politics

Filed under: Economics,Featured Conservative,In The News - 06 Jan 2012

Some people have fretted, suffering high anxiety, because the Mayan calender supposedly shows the world ending on December 21, 2012. Well, 2012 is finally here. I do not expect that the world will end, or even that mankind …

July 8, 2011

Differences Between Men and Women

Filed under: Politics In General - 08 Jul 2011

There are just some things that men can understand and women can’t. a) Thermostats. b) Cloth.

Thermostats are easy to comprehend regarding why women can’t understand them. They are electromechanical devices, and women are just not programmed genetically …

June 29, 2011

Me for President

The last time I threw my hat into the ring, in 2008, I garnered four supporters. But this looks like an ABO year, anybody but Obama, and so I may do better. I tested the water on the …

June 22, 2011

The Vampire Keynes

Filed under: Economics - 22 Jun 2011

John Maynard Keynes was a socialist who was also a famous economist. As a socialist, he was interested in economic theories that would justify big government and big spending. It was rather clear that, were government to spend …

June 14, 2011

The Wit and Wisdom of a Privy Builder

If you have ever lived back in the woods where houses still had functioning outhouses, you should definitely read Chic Sale’s small book, “The Specialist.” You will find it hysterically funny. Even if you never used an outhouse, …

May 19, 2011

GDP versus DEBT

Filed under: Economics - 19 May 2011

Somebody has finally taken the simple step of producing “The Graph of GDP versus DEBT.” You would have thought some bright economist might have done this before, wouldn’t you?

January 14, 2011

The Best Thing About the TEA Party

Filed under: Politics In General - 14 Jan 2011

A recent Gallup poll:

“PRINCETON, NJ — In 2010, 31% of Americans identified as Democrats, down five percentage points from just two years ago and tied for the lowest annual average Gallup has measured in the last 22 years. While …

October 2, 2010

Obama is Playing Whack–a-Mole With the Economy

Filed under: Economics,Politics In General - 02 Oct 2010

An book has just been published by the author of “The Black Swan,” Nassim Nicholas Taleb, in which he states that the Obama stimulus bill weakened the US economy. I hate to tell Mr. Taleb, but I’ve been saying …

October 1, 2010

Warning: The FDA May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Filed under: Featured Conservative,The Nanny State - 01 Oct 2010

I’ve noticed something a bit odd about the warnings that the FDA is putting out about various drugs. Two which struck me most strongly were the warnings about Advair, an inhaler that combines a corticosteroid to fight inflammation and …

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