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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Fannie, Freddie Problems Haunt Us Again

Fannie and Freddie debt fuels anxiety - FT.com:

I understand the old cliche about history repeating if we don't learn the lessons, but 3 years doesn't seem like much history. I wonder what racists will dare point out the problems, demand they be dealt with responsibly and be eviscerated by the pandering thieves and their journalistic partners in crime.

Do I sound a little jaded?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A brilliant synopsis of our PROBLEM with America today. Like most historic problems it's both terribly simple and exceedingly difficult. I don't know if it can be repaired...

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

A-10 Thunderbolt

A-10 Thunderbolt Airplane Is a Superb U.S. Fighting Tool | Video | TheBlaze.com

A great story about the classic war machine. Like the Russian Sturmovic, the P-47, Hawker Typhoon, A1d and other ugly ducklings of the sky, this is one effective tank killer and ground attack machine. One of many legacies of the incomparable John Boyd. The F -16 and F-15 are only as good as they are because of John Boyd and the A-10 exists at all only because of John Boyd. Col. Boyd was the master maneuverer and Pentagon antagonist that managed to save more lives than any other man in the DOD. God bless you John Boyd.

A Biased Version of Media Bias

Why This Poll Finding Perry Beating Obama Isn't Making Headlines - Politics - The Atlantic Wire

I am not going to argue the details of scientific polling accuracy. I think they all stink. That's my non-scientific empirical take. What I do want to talk about is the interesting claims of bias against Rasmussen. Not defending Rasmussen, but the lamestream media and pollsters have been doing what he claims Rasmussen is doing for decades. Interesting take and a great example of not being able to see the forest for the trees. I believe everyone operates from their personal perspective and the pretense that libs don't do it is foolish. Read the article and see if you don't agree...

Friday, September 02, 2011

Gibson Raid Update - Feds Insist on Outsourcing Jobs

Gibson CEO Says Feds Told Him Problems Could be Avoided with Madagascar Outsourcing | Video | TheBlaze.com

As more information becomes available we learn that the situation with the Gibson Guitar Company and the Federal Government is even more troubling than it initially appeared. As a matter of court record, the Feds told the CEO of Gibson that they could solve their problems by outsourcing jobs to Madagascar... and tonight the President is going to speak about his jobs program. I have a good idea what Gibson's workers plan would be!

My new job plan - massive Federal unemployment, starting with the Chief Executive!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

South African Redistribution Failing

News from The Associated Press

No matter how well intentioned, or how deserved, confiscation and redistribution never works. Every couple of generations we have to relearn the lesson. Overreacting to prior injustice only creates more injustice. It usually results in poverty and even starvation. Just ask the Zimbabwean farmers who cannot get diesel fuel for their tractors, or seeds for their crop from their Government while their children starve.

"...under God, with Liberty and Justice for all" is the only answer.

DOJ Sues to Block AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Justice Department Files Antitrust Lawsuit to Block AT&T’s Acquisition of T-Mobile

The DOJ is suing to stop the AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile. AT&T and T-Mobile have been running ads promoting their positions on the merger and the advantages to mobile customers of both companies. AT&T customers in particular will benefit from T-Mobile's excess system capacity. T-Mobile will benefit by receiving value for that capacity.

I don't think AT&T has any chance to win this dispute. During the historic DOJ v Microsoft dispute, I interviewed a DOJ representative and was told the primary criteria for pursuit of an anti-trust case was the numbers. The number of competitors in a market before the proposed change and the number afterwards. If the change reduced the number of competitors, then a lawsuit would be pursued. Period.

I guess AT&T and T-Mobile made the same mistake Gibson Guitars did - not enough campaign contributions to the appropriate people and not enough support for Unions. At least they haven't been raided - yet.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

DOJ at War with American Business

India import led to probe at 2 Tenn. Gibson Guitar plants » The Commercial Appeal

The American Government is at war with successful American Business. Until Petroleum, Lumber, Mining and Animal utilization are non-existent in America, the eco-terrorists and their supporters in the Government will stay on the rampage.

The DOJ raided the Gibson Guitar factory for wood imported under the auspices of the Indian Government and the US Customs Service. Gibson maintains that the DOJ is interpreting Indian law more strictly than the Indian Government. Hard to do business when you are in compliance, yet still a target as the result of capricious interpretation.

I must refer again to "3 Felonies a Day" in which the outrageous abuses of Federal power are documented ad nauseum. Required reading to fully understand the lopsided Federal enforcement situation we are in. Otherwise you risk, like Gibson Guitars, being blindsided by the abusive persecutorial practices of the Feds.

I'm afraid Gibson has little hope. The Feds will dog them until they are gone. Once you are on their radar, you're done. They provide weapons to the Mexican drug cartels that are used to murder Border Agents, lie, impede the investigation and cover up those facts - then put an iconic American Company out of business for SUPPOSED violations for importing wood.

Quick, get your Les Paul now - they may not be around for long. Just be careful, they could be deemed illegal and you will end up like Gibson Guitars!

Very, very troubling...

Friday, August 12, 2011

There is Hope - Post Hope and Change

The 11th Circuit Court has ruled against the Obama administration and it's health care legislation. There is REAL hope in this era of "hope and change". This isn't the final word, but is an important step in the process of undoing one of the most damaging legislative actions in decades.

Thank goodness Obama's public popularity is so low and going lower. I believe that this decision would likely have been different if he was still fantastically popular like he was right after he took office. The bloom is off the rose, his humanity is confirmed (as opposed to his messianic promise) and reality is being imposed. Not nearly as much fun for the immature progressive, but far less damaging for the country and it's citizens.

The Government vs US

The  S&P rightly drew much criticism for not being aggressive enough with the ratings downgrade of Wall Street firms, banks, mortgage and money management and investment firms prior to the crash of '08.

3 years later they are being targeted for making an even bigger mistake - learning from that lesson in '08 and not repeating it now just because the subject of the downgrade is the US Government.

As the result of that mistake, the S&P is now the target of an investigation by the SEC to uncover whether any insider training occurred as the result of prior knowledge of that impending downgrade. I have no idea whether there are insider trading issues or not. I suspect that S&P personnel knew they would have to be squeaky clean on this deal, because the downgrade would create such a furor. I also know that the Feds have incredible latitude in prosecution and once you are on their radar it is nearly guaranteed you will be gotten if they want to get you. Just read "Three Felonies a Day" by Harvey A. Silverglate. It's a chilling expose of the realities of the incredible ongoing abuses of the Federal prosecutorial system.

Kudos to S&P for having a spine. It's something we're finding more and more rare these days, particularly in our Nation's centers of power and wealth. The King has no clothes and pity on him who is brave enough or foolish enough to say so. I pray it doesn't earn them vengeful persecution. If I had to place a bet, I'd say it will. I hope I'm wrong.

Maybe Obama IS the Great Uniter!

Beware! VERY rough language. I didn't embed the video because of that, but I could not have expressed my frustration any better.  This video should be the theme to Election 2012. Imagine - Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh... AND Felonious Munk all on the same page! I love it! Maybe Obama IS the great uniter after all.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Warnings of Thomas Jefferson

Here's a random collection of Thomas Jefferson quotes. Eerily pertinent, aren't they. True wisdom is never obsolete.
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." 

"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. 
A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." 

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." 

"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

Thursday, July 07, 2011

One of my Boyhood Heroes is Gone.

John Mackey, N.F.L. Tight End, Dies - NYTimes.com

I loved the Colts and was heartbroken when the Jets beat them in the Superbowl. Mackey, Unitas, Curtis were supermen to me. Class, intensity and toughness characterized them all.

God bless you John Mackey.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Rod Serling - the Nostradamus of our time?

The nearly 50 year old episode of Twilight Zone that describes a group of adults terrorized by a 6 year old telekinetic narcissist is on as a part of SYFY's July 4th weekend Twilight Zone Marathon. I know many of you are familiar with the story, but for the benefit of those who are not, the premise is a small American farm village in Ohio is taken over by a cute but devilish little 6 year old boy who somehow is able to read peoples minds and when their thoughts don't conform to his childish ideals, he disposes of them in the most creative and horrible ways. In one case he mutes his Aunt who particularly enjoys singing, because she dared to discipline him for his bad behavior. In another case, he turned a family friend into a jack-in-the-box (with his original human face) and teleports him into a corn field.

I couldn't help but see the parallels with our society over the last several generations. We've raised millions of immature, politically correct narcissists – who thankfully aren't telekinetics. But go against their idea of approved non-critical thought and see what happens. You may not be turned into a jack-in-the-box and banished to a corn field, but they will do everything to mute you like the 6 years old fiends favorite aunt. You will be marginalized, fired, slandered and your life otherwise destroyed if they can manage it.

My attitude on this Independence Day eve is a conflicted one: I feel great gratitude and sad incredulity - the miracle of the American Independence versus life in the American “Twilight Zone” 235 years later. Who would have thought Rod Serling was a prophet?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Just the facts Ma'am!

Federal Revenue and Spending: Budget Chart Book

Heritage.org has produced a detailed set of charts about the dire Federal budget situation you can view or download in JPG, PPT or PDF format. Not nearly as dry and boring as you might expect, it is a bit depressing and even angering. Every tax payer in America should read get familiar with the gory details.

In order for us to take control of the situation, we must be informed. This helps do that, as frightening as it is.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Palin Wows Wisconsin

I'm not convinced she'd be a great candidate, but there's no disputing her powerful cultural connection and influence.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Real World Capitalism 101

Should be required viewing for every elementary school student and congress person in America. And bureaucrat and local politician. Oh, and College professors, Doctors of Economics, and Union members, and...

Monday, February 07, 2011

Conspiracy Nuts Nightmare

Federal News Radio 1500 AM: FCC: Presidential emergency alerts to be tested

We all saw how well the EAS worked on 9/11. I am not sure how relavent the system is anymore. We'll see how people react to the expanded use of the system. The conspiracy theorists will be breathless. More propaganda potential from the chief executive.

The question I always ask myself with any policy change, is how would the media have reacted if G.W. had done it. The answer is always the same...

Friday, February 04, 2011

Hearing the Voice of the People - Not in America

The Hypocrisy of President Barack Hussein Obama - Egyptian vs American Protests

There's a lot of talk by American politicians about political leaders in other countries hearing the voice of the people and respecting their wishes. Too bad it doesn't apply to the people in the US who were promised that the American Federal Government would be transparent, allow debate, place proposed bills on line for citizen review, and various other commitments to be inclusive, non-partisan and tolerant.

Instead we got secret closed door meetings where the opposition was literally locked out, accusations that peaceful citizen protesters were violent and hateful Nazis and a revolutionary health care take-over bill was rammed through without debate and without legislators even reading the bill. Outrageous!

When will American opposition be afforded the same serious consideration by our President and his supporters that they insist be given to Egyptians? It better happen soon, or they will find themselves in the same situation Mubarek is in. On the way out!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Woo Hoo!! Not every one is in their back pockets!

U.S. Adminstration In Contempt Over Gulf Drilling Moratorium, Judge Rules - Bloomberg

Read this story! A second judge exists in America that has the guts to rule according to law, rather than capitulate to political correctness and pressure from the administration. The power of political intimidation in our current media and culture is overwhelming. It takes great strength and integrity to fight it. Most don't have it. Apparently 2 do. I almost don't believe it.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Approaching the Tipping Point

Muslim Brotherhood: ‘Prepare Egyptians for war with Israel'

The situation in Egypt further underscores the historic catastrophe approaching. The evil ones are telling us what they will do. Yet we continue to disregard and excuse it.

The troubling situations we find ourselves confronting are not Israel vs the Arab world, it's not free health care vs no health care, it's not economic freedom vs economic slavery. It's as it always is, no matter how convoluted or unmanageably complex it seems: good vs evil, or less starkly, decent vs indecent. No matter how you express it we cannot continue in willful ignorance without continuing to pay a increasingly dear price. We must decide which side we're on and fight fiercely now, or else.

Al's Journal : An Answer for Bill

Al's Journal : An Answer for Bill

The circular arguments by the Lefties are incredible when it comes to Global warming. According to them ALL climactic and natural phenomenon are attributable to global warming which makes intelligent analysis and discussion impossible. The foolish proponents of these strange mental processes view those who are skeptical as at best unsophisticated and at worst, evil.
Here's a video presenting a completely contradictory position by the global warming proponents from just a few years ago. To the Global warming enthusiast the contradiction makes perfect sense and anyone unable to understand that is dense. Facts, logic, evidence are all unnecessary when the forces of political correctness are arrayed against you. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

An American Business Revival?

Master Lock reassessing China - JSOnline

Sometimes things just have to come your way. Seems the natural evolution of things may have the scale tilting back in the American workers favor.
Now if we can just eliminate the destructive monopoly on labor that Unions have we'd be in fine shape.
One of the best bits of news I've heard in years...

Monday, January 17, 2011

Philly Shooting Result of Right Wing Vitriole?

Police Say Man Shot Over French Fry Argument « CBS Philly – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Philadelphia

Rush Limbaugh has purchased and consummed french fry's in Philly. That must be it. Either that or it's Palin, and that was french fried moose strips. Evil...

Typical Right Wing Kook, Not

Behind Jared Loughner’s Mug-Shot Grin - NYTimes.com

The initial stories about Jared Loughner's right wing connections and motivation for his shooting turn out to be completely backwards. As more facts come out we find his connections to people who incite hate and violence are exclusively on the fringe of the left.
Of course we knew that, right. From Dan Rather's faked Bush's National Guard papers to Chris Matthews leg tingle for Obama the credibility of those in the press and media has been destroyed.
Now we have one more incredible instance. And they wonder why they are considered by ever more Americans to be irrelevant dinosaurs.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Stuxnet/Israeli Connection -I called it!

Stuxnet Worm Used Against Iran Was Tested in Israel - NYTimes.com

In yesterdays show I discussed the Stuxnet virus and mentioned that I believed it originated with the Mossad.

I was right...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lefties Incite Shooting Victim to Issue Death Threats

Tucson Shooting Survivor Arrested for Issuing Death Threat to Tea Partier at ABC Town Hall | NewsBusters.org

Incredibly sad, tragic and unnecessary. Isn't it interesting that they actually do what they falsely accuse their political opponents of doing.

This guys been through enough, now he's dealing with this. Why don't the lefty extremists understand that words have power.


Monday, January 10, 2011

Political Opposition is Accessory to Mass Murder

Arizona shootings: In Arizona, Clarence Dupnik is the new sheriff in town - latimes.com

Hatred and vitriol that is a figment of the left's imagination is the reason that a druggy anarchist kook is motivated to murder innocent citizens.
I am getting so tired of being told I am responsible for every nutcase that makes a threat or acts out because I express myself in a traditional, non-pc fashion and disagree with the liberal line on most issues.
A major American tragedy occurred Saturday. Can we pay respects to the dead and wounded and their families and leave it at that? 
To Paul Krugman, Sherrif Dupnik and the rest of you tolerant lefties: you say you are for dialog and unity - let's see you practice it by allow the guilty to be guilty and the innocent to remain innocent even when they make the horrid mistake of disagreeing with you. Stop diminishing the memories of those innocents slaughtered by a sick drug addled fool just to manipulate the situation politically. Shame on you.

An American is Gone

Post Mortem - Dick Winters dies; WWII hero commanded 'Band of Brothers'

Sometimes I wonder, in light of the horrible things like this last weekends event, if there is a God and if so why he allows these senseless tragedies.
Then I thank Him for creating people like Major Winters.