Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
this several years ago and thought it was pretty funny, but the “inside job” thing really needed some more development. Well here it is:
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Unfortunately for our country, the Bloomberg versus LaPierre contrast is basically all of American politics today. Our society is divided between an ascendant center-left that’s far too confident in its own rigor and righteousness and a conservatism that’s marched into an ideological cul-de-sac and is currently battering its head against the wall.Even funnier coming from The New York Times.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
American History. And here are some stirring pictures from the day. I liked this quote about Brady's photography:
“Mr. Brady has done something to bring home to us the terrible reality and earnestness of war,” a reporter for[sic] the New York Times wrote after a visit to Brady’s studio. “If he has not brought bodies and laid them in our door-yards and along streets, he has done something very like it.”
Thursday, September 13, 2012
this is a bit ridiculous.
After taking off from the former shuttle landing strip Monday morning, Endeavour and its carrier jet will fly low over Kennedy and the beaches of Cape Canaveral, then head west toward NASA points along the Gulf of Mexico. The pair will swoop over Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, where the shuttle booster rockets were made.Did you catch that? After that rather lengthy description of the shuttle’s whereabouts, all for the express purpose of public visibility, NASA claims it can’t tell the exact times, because of security. Doesn’t that kind of defeat the purpose? As well as coming pretty close to becoming a scene in Airplane!
Ted Striker: My orders came through. My squadron ships out tomorrow. We're bombing the storage depots at Daiquiri at 1800 hours. We're coming in from the north, below their radar.It’s just that silly. They approve:
Fed unveils bold, open-ended steps to aid economyFINALLY! After TARP, and the Stimulus, and the Detroit bailout, you would think that the printing presses at the Fed have printed just about all the phony fiat currency that the system can support. Well you’d be wrong:
As part of its bold and open-ended plan, the Fed said it would spend $40 billion a month to buy mortgage bonds to make home buying more affordable. That will be the third round of bond-buying in an effort to spur the economy, and the Fed left open the possibility of taking other steps to encourage borrowing and financial risk-taking.This has relatively nothing to do with making homes more affordable, but have you ever noticed that when the government tries to make something “affordable” (college tuition, healthcare, homes), that’s when the price goes through the freakin’ roof. Why is that? Anyway. . .
Some economists suggested that the Fed might continue to buy $40 billion a month in mortgage bonds for up to three years. That’s how long some expect it will take for the unemployment rate to dip below 7 percent, toward a ‘‘normal’’ rate of 6 percent or less.OK, Fed, last chance. I know you think there is a magical amount of gasoline you can pour on that fire to put it out. Every time you think that you’ve got the right amount, but every time you’re wrong, and you need more Keynesian gasoline to put out the fire. Maybe this time will do it. Thankfully, no one in America is paying attention. Otherwise, there’d be blood in the streets.