Friday, November 30, 2012

Just took some time to watch Lew Rockwell here on the topic of secession. One of the things the host alludes to is that the rich/northern (enlightened?) states are just carrying us poor southerners/mid-westerners (troglodytes) around on their backs. It's an incredibly galling viewpoint and similar to one I pointed out in an earlier post on this blog. The arrogance reminds me of just a few short weeks ago, while watching the weather channel's coverage of Hurricane Sandy (something that always make me irritated anyway). The reporters were incredulous that a hurricane could do such devastation to the sacred streets of NY. Haven't these people paid any attention to previous coverage of hurricanes? They are very dangerous and undiscriminating, even more so now that Sandy brought some of that knowledge to several great blue states. Hurricanes don't just effect us ______ (insert derogatory slang term for southerners). I have family and friends in NJ. It's a terrible tragedy and the loss of life, property and dignity is/was appalling. I'm also sick of hearing of the positive economic benefits that will result.
This rant has gotten off track as they are prone to do. I heard an estimate that if you took the "old south" plus Oklahoma and it seceded and formed a new compact it's be the 3rd largest economy in the world. Hardly an insignificant entity. However it is something for the blue state elites to consider just a bunch of parasites living off their largess.

Here is a video (graphic scenes) posted at the American Thinker. The workers paradise that Oliver Stone won't mention but as it really exists. How is it that an idea so allegedly hopeful ( I think that is why it's so popular) is so devastating to humanity? Our natural naivete must be so strong to allow this garbage to not just survive but thrive.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Price Gouging 

Two articles I've been intrigued by and in the last couple weeks are here by David M. Brown and here by Ron Paul. I read the first one and almost immediately got into an argument with a co-worker. Stumbling onto Dr. Paul's article today, after having a conversation with my mother (who lives near the Jersey Shore) over the weekend, brings the point into sharper focus. If someone can tell me what the gov't does well I'm all ears. I fail to see how something as ponderous and frighteningly ignorant as the federal government should be allowed to administer goods to suffering people. Much less tell them how much those goods should cost. If the market is allowed to mobilize I believe that the worst of this crisis in the New York metro area would be on the way to resolution. I'm pretty sure that utility crews get overtime (doubletime? triple?), if wrong on that I welcome a reply, and if I were in that line of work I'd be chomping at the bit to get cracking. A chance to work hard, earn some extra pay, meet new colleagues and help some people who certainly will appreciate it.

Texas Secession 

Gov. Perry doesn't support this fraudulent petition set up by the White House website. Preston's point here is a good one this is really nothing more than theater. The feds can't let Texas go it's one of the few states that is actually solvent. Maybe we can convince Californians that they should leave the union and take New York with them. If enough of the residents there feel like the venerable A. Fuchs mentioned previously there shouldn't be any problems.

Sideline Reporting

Why is this actually still being done. The coaches are barely polite to the asinine questions being posed. I know there are sexist reasons that are fairly well documented but this is prime time for getting another beer and something to eat and pay the rent on that last beer. Maybe it's just me but bad questions are very annoying and wasting time is something I only try to do on this page.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Fiscal Cliff

It will surely be interesting to see what happens with regard to the sequestration ....(err) event.
John Boehner is going to have his hands full. I was reading an article at The Tea Party Economist by Gary North.
Boehner will get withering flak from the lame stream media but if he holds on maybe we can get started in the right direction. However, he won't hold the line and go with the deal that was agreed to in 2011. This situation is the silver lining to the President's reelection. If Romney had won, as Gary points out, he'd be the one bowing and scraping to get the Democrats to play ball. Let the lame-duck presidency begin right away.

More from Cliff Fiscal

Ask Romney, Clinton to devise ‘fiscal cliff' solution The Prez should ask (the vanquished) Romney and our most recently impeached President (a title I certainly hope he won't hold much longer) Clinton to work together on solving our financial problem. Sounds like a great idea, if you've never heard a great idea before. Don't get me wrong I gave this at least 7 or 8 seconds of serious thought before rejecting it and checking to make sure I wasn't reading The Onion. I can see the big zero going with this and if he does Mitt should see if he can get Biden's job in the bargain.

Read more here:

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Let's try and get this blog off the ground.
It's been at least a year since I even thought about this blog. It is two days after the 2012 election. Sad for some people not so much for others. Let's get to the random thoughts.

-Nothing much will come of it but Chris Matthews should be taken to task for this remark:
PJMedia article

-Paul Krugman, man for all Americans:

The Real Real America

So, for a while there during the campaign it seemed very iffy. But in the end, discipline and being on the right side of the issues prevailed. Yes, Elizabeth Warren won!

Oh, and that guy Obama too.

Tomorrow — or I guess today — comes the cleanup; when thousands, perhaps millions, of right-wing heads explode, it makes quite a mess. Also, notice that the polls were right. I wonder if I can get invited when Nate Silver is sworn in as president?

OK, somewhat more seriously: one big thing that just happened was that the real America trumped the “real America”. And it’s also the election that lets us ask, finally, “Who cares what’s the matter with Kansas?”

For a long time, right-wingers — and some pundits — have peddled the notion that the “real America”, all that really counted, was the land of non-urban white people, to which both parties must abase themselves. Meanwhile, the actual electorate was getting racially and ethnically diverse, and increasingly tolerant too. The 2008 Obama coalition wasn’t a fluke; it was the country we are becoming.

And sure enough that more diverse and, if you ask me, better nation just won big.

Notice too that to the extent that social issues played in this election, they played in favor of Democrats. Gods, guns, and gays didn’t swing voters into supporting corporate interests; instead, human dignity for women swung votes the other way.

A huge night for truth, justice, and the real American way.

I guess all of us in red states (you know, where food is produced) should just leave the union.
Reading some of the posted comments for this blog post were sickening:

  • A. Fuchs
  • NY, NY 
  • Bravo! 
  • Who cares what's the matter with Kansas?" is just about perfect. As far as I am concerned, The United Net-Debtor States of Whitelandia can go their separate way. In fact, please do. Really, secede and see if the rest of us care, Kansas and Alabama and Oklahoma. We'd be better off without their persistent drain on the resources of this country from the productive (that is, folks, blue!) states. We don't need you nearly as much as you need us. Republicans, meet Reality! Finally. And thanks to Paul Krugman (and Nate Silver) for a great year of keeping the faith and the facts central to the argument. A whole crew of idiots owe Nate a huge, huge apology. And yes I am looking at you Mourning Joe Scarborough. And inch by inch civilization advances. 

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-How come the price of gas was going lower here in NC the last couple of weeks?