Author: Brooks A. Mick


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March 24, 2009

Toxic Liabilities

Filed under: Economics,Featured Conservative - 24 Mar 2009

The term “toxic assets” is bandied about incessantly today on financial news shows, in congress, in the Treasury Department, and around the water cooler in banks and other lending institutions. It refers principally to the bad loans and their …

March 18, 2009

Climate is a Chaotic System

I have, for many years, been saying that the linear models of the “scientists” who adhere to the manmade global warming theory cannot possibly mimic the non-linear, massively chaotic system that is the Earth’s climate. One only had to …

March 7, 2009

The Ad Council—Does it Add Up?

Filed under: Featured Conservative,Myths & Lies - 07 Mar 2009

I note that many of the various “public service” advertisements on television and radio are sponsored by “’somebody’ and The Ad Council.” The Ad Council is involved in much of what we see and hear over the airwaves. …

March 6, 2009

Conspiracy Theory

Filed under: Politics In General - 06 Mar 2009

For those who have noted that Obama’s economic plans, ostensibly put forth to stimulate the economy, are precisely those acts which will worsen a recession or slow a recovery; for those who have noted that lack of concern in the …

March 3, 2009

The Big Casino Theory of Politics

Filed under: Economics,History - 03 Mar 2009

One factor seldom analyzed in our rush to praise or condemn politicians, especially presidents, is simply the factor of blind chance—luck.

I once played blackjack as a business.

March 1, 2009

Animal Husbandry

Obama is feverishly raising a herd of goats. Scapegoats, that is.

CEOs of auto companies and banks are called in and spanked like naughty children, attempting—and probably succeeding—in making the general public think that any problems are the fault solely …

February 26, 2009

The Vampire Obama

Filed under: Politics In General - 26 Feb 2009

I love vampire movies. I have even watched all the Buffy-the-Vampire-Slayer TV series on DVD–twice. Perhaps it is no wonder that I see Obama and his policies through a vampirian lens.

February 14, 2009

Obama’s Economic Goals

When asked at the press conference Monday night how he would judge if his economic plan was working, the first thing Obama said was that he would judge its success by whether it created or saved 4 million jobs.

Now why …

February 13, 2009

The Bush Doctrine Will Live–Part 2

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy,War On Terror - 13 Feb 2009

My prior Bush Doctrine pieces have pointed out that the Bush Doctrine has had four incarnations and that one of the tenets was that we must spread democracy to oppressive regimes and reform the breeding grounds of terrorism. Though …

February 11, 2009

Campaign Mode

The big headline this Sunday morning on is “Getting Back into Campaign Mode—Obama to sell economic plan campaign-style.” This makes sense. Campaigning is the only skill set in which Obama has demonstrated competence. Other than high …

February 10, 2009

The Incredible Shrinking Cabinet—Or Is It Expanding

Filed under: In The News,Politics In General - 10 Feb 2009

As Dick Morris has pointed out in a recent article, the State Department, under Hillary Clinton, appears to be shrinking in authority and responsibility.

Susan Rice, the new United Nations ambassador, “insisted upon and got Cabinet rank for her portfolio.”

February 3, 2009

The Obama Lingerie Bowl: The Sheryl Crow Factor

Filed under: Politics In General - 03 Feb 2009

It is a hoot to tour the far-let web sites such as Huffington Post. The degree of sycophantic sucking up to Barack Obama is truly staggering.

When he’s hypocritical, reneging on his promise to accept public campaign financing, he’s …

February 2, 2009

Economic History and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Filed under: Economics,Featured Conservative,History - 02 Feb 2009

Looking backward–and ain’t hindsight grand!–we can note that, with the economy nosediving in the 30s, the Hoover stimulus plan, more government spending and tariffs on foreign goods, didn’t work. The Roosevelt stimulus plan, government makework programs and more spending, …

January 22, 2009

Cats and Rats

Filed under: Politics In General,Potpourri - 22 Jan 2009

Macquarie Island is about halfway between Australia and Antarctica. It is the world’s only island composed entirely of oceanic crust and was thus named a World Heritage site in 1997. It is home to about 3.5 million seabirds …

January 15, 2009

The Three Big Mistakes of Politicians

Filed under: Politics In General - 15 Jan 2009

By the way, I am ASSUMING these are just mistakes due to ignorance or lack of meticulous thinking rather than deliberate mistakes. I guess I still have some degree of respect for politicians. Perhaps I’m wrong, however. …

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