Monday, August 23, 2010

FDA Chief: Enforcement of food safety too limited  | ajc.com


Of course... before we know any true cause for the Salmonella outbreak, claim another emergency and give questionably competent regulators more power over our lives. FDA Chief: Enforcement of food safety too limited  | ajc.com

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fed Board Member's Deflation Warning Hints at Policy Shift

Breaking News Alert The New York Times Thu, July 29, 2010 -- 12:24 PM ET -----

James Bullard, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, warned on Thursday that the Fed's current policies were putting the American economy at risk of becoming "enmeshed in a Japanese-style deflationary outcome within the next several years." The warning by Mr. Bullard, who is a voting member of the Fed committee that determines interest rates, comes days after Ben S. Bernanke, the Fed chairman, said the central bank was prepared to do more to stimulate the economy if needed, though it had no immediate plans to do so. A subtle but significant shift appears to be occurring within the Federal Reserve over the course of monetary policy, amid increasing signs that the economic recovery is weakening. Mr. Bullard had been viewed as a centrist, and associated with the camp that saw inflation, the Fed's historic enemy, as a greater threat than deflation.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Oil Spill Timeline - Obama in Action

Oil Spill Timeline Update Day 84 from RightChange on Vimeo.

Attack of the 50 ft Pelosi

Updated Attack of the 50 Foot Pelosi from RightChange on Vimeo.

Proof at Last - Richard Cloward was a "DSAer"

The late sociologist Richard Cloward, was together with his wife, Frances Fox Piven, the originator of the famous Cloward Piven Strategy.

Allegedly adopted by ACORN and other groups on the left, the strategy involved deliberately loading as many people as possible onto state welfare rolls, to the point where the system was bankrupted. The systemic crisis thus created would provide pretext for demanding fundamental change at the federal level: wholesale income redistribution -- in other words, socialism.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

New Black Panthers tied to mainstream NAACP


Here's how the New Black Panthers (NAACP) stand on Osama Bin Ladin. It's about time the NAACP chose sides.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Not Educated Enough??

Here is CNN's Rick Sanchez waxing eloquent about how conservative Radio Personalities are just not educated enough in his view. This is the same Rick Sanchez who stuck and severely injured a man while leaving a Miami football game. He then left the scene of the accident and came back later and told the police he had gone home and had a beer or two because he was so upset. Brilliant guy don't you think!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Obama Press Secretary Eats Upper Lip Rather Than Admit Truth


Here we go again! President Obama appoints a radical Harvard professor who is an avowed socialist and "redistribute the wealth proponent". Obama's Press Secretary is clueless as to Mr. Berwick's public statements. But, more likely Gibbs is just a liar in the Obama mold. Since when does a democratic President need to use recess appointments to avoid a democratic controlled Senate. Remember that Democrats have a 13 to 7 advantage on committees so Republicans can stop nothing without a filibuster and none are threatened. No, the reason is that Obama is so radical and surrounds himself with such radical people that even his democrat supporters cannot stomach them.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Is Spy Swap a Cover for the"real" Manchurian Candidate


So how does this make sense... We swap 10 spys after having them in custody less than a week for a Russian scientist imprisoned for 9 years who had worked for a British firm. Get em out of town before any talked... What Socialist/Communist Head of the US government was being protected???

The Elite Turn Against Obama

The Elite Turn Against Obama The left finally admits that Obama Policies are damaging the US economy. “The real problem we have,” Mort Zuckerman said, “are some of the worst economic policies in place today that, in my judgment, go directly against the long-term interests of this country.”

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Double Dip in Housing Market Underway

The final figures for the U.S. housing market's performance thus far in 2010 won't be officially released for several weeks. But a review of the best preliminary data available indicates that the recovery in home values that began in early 2009 has stalled. A second dip is clearly under way in some places, if not across the entire U.S.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Carter Had Misery Index - Obama Owns Gloom


Job gloom at all-time high NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- More Americans than ever before feel they have no hope of finding a job.

A record 1.21 million people want to work, but said they aren't looking because of the weak labor market, according to federal statistics released Friday. The June figure is up from 793,000 a year ago.

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!


HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! WHILE CELEBRATING THE DAY OUR FOUNDERS SIGNED THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE IT IS MORE THAN FITTING TO REMEMBER THE SACRIFICES THEY AND PATRIOTS OVER THE GENERATIONS HAVE MADE AND CONTINUE TO MAKE TO PRESERVE THEIR ORIGINAL IDEALS AND THE MIRACLE THOSE SACRIFICES HAVE CREATED. ENJOY THIS DAY OF CELEBRATION...

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Jefferson Changed Subjects to Citizens


This is important in light of Elena Kagan's refusal to grant any weight to original documents of U.S. founding other than the constitution itself. Why should she want to know what the framers were thinking when her obvious goal is to rewrite the resulting constitution to be more in line with her Progressive aims.

Disaster in the Gulf


A great summary of the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, executive branch ineptitude (lack of experience counts folks) and the reason the framers of the constitution limited the power of the federal government.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Arthur Laffer forecast


An absolute must read from Arthur Laffer and the WSJ. Here's my choice of a takeaway quote, "And it's also simple enough for most people to understand that if the government taxes people who work and pays people not to work, fewer people will work. Incentives matter."

Week in Mainstream Media Bias

Week in Mainstream Media Bias

Thursday, July 1, 2010

California Representative Pete Stark Mocking America and Constituents

How arrogant can one repeatedly elected California Congressman get. Every American should see this and run this idiot out of Congress on a rail.... Tar and Feathers are totally appropriate for this fool.

Stocks dive as second quarter ends

Given the economic policies in place, who could possibly be surprised at the direction of stocks. Remember that markets forecast 6 to 9 months ahead. Ergo, things will get much worse long before they get any better.

Stocks dive as second quarter ends

Monday, April 26, 2010

Insurers get creative to reduce impact of reform | Business Insurance

Insurers get creative to reduce impact of reform | Business Insurance

Stupid and Irresponsible??

First President Obama calls a highly decorated and minority community award winning Boston police officer "Stupid" for arresting the President's black friend even though he prefaced the remark with "I don't know the facts". Does that sound like the actions of an intelligent and temperate man? Now he calls both houses of the Arizona legislature "misguided and irresponsible", again apparently without actually knowing the facts, since he then said he was ordering his administration to look into the facts.

So both houses of the legislature of the sovereign state of Arizona thoroughly debate and ultimately pass a law to protect the citizens of Arizona and the Chief Executive of that state signs the law with the support of over 72% of the citizens of Arizona and according to our "Dear Leader" it is they who are misguided and irresponsible. Isn't it at least possible that due to this President's obvious racist tendencies he instinctively comes down on the side of minorities, citizens or not, and against the interests of citizens of the United States without regard for any facts.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Healthcare Reform...A good Business Model??

My two previous posts are hard to understand unless you have your eyes open. All business is based on incentives in one way or another. Marketing and sales are the art and science of convincing a prospective customer to buy a product or service at a profit from the seller. Incentives are widely used to do that. But what if a business sold its product for less than it cost the business...how long do you think that business would survive? Isn't that exactly what the government has done with healthcare? The first post discussed how many businesses would drop healthcare coverage for their workers since the cost of the fine to do so is roughly one fifth the average cost of employer provided healthcare. Since the government guarantees everyone heathcare there isn't even a moral issue with dropping that employee benefit. In fact, any business could give their employees a $4,000 raise and still lower their costs by an average of $4,000 per employee. That raise would also cover the fine to the employee so everyone makes out except the healthcare system since the original aim was full coverage for all. So to recap, just so us Average Americans can understand the brilliance of government mandated healthcare, businesses are required to provide healthcare but the fine for not providing is less than the cost of providing it. The employees will be fined for not buying helathcare but why would a healthy young person pay $9 or $10 grand when the fine is a third or that or less. It looks to this Average American like the incentives are on the wrong side of both deals. It sounds a bit like General Motors, who lose money on every sale but figure to make it up with volume.

U.S. budget office: 4 million likely to pay health fine

U.S. budget office: 4 million likely to pay health fine | Business Insurance

Health care reform law to reduce employer coverage

Health care reform law to reduce employer coverage: Analysis | Business Insurance

Friday, April 23, 2010

I Miss Joe Friday!!!

Remember Joe Friday, the LA detective partnered with Col. Potter, famous for telling emotional witnesses or victims..."The facts Ma'am, just the facts". I find my self screaming at the TV and Radio listening to news reports that have clearly been packaged to support someones opinion. I am so tired of listening to all conservative radio and all liberal television. To the media of all slants....I am not as stupid as you think and you aren't as smart as you think. How about adopting a novel approach and REPORT THE FACTS and leave the driving to us Average Americans.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

An Earth Day tradition: George Carlin on the intellectual bankruptcy of "saving the planet" | Washington Examiner

To clebrate Earthday: George Carlin on the intellectual bankruptcy of "saving the planet" | Washington Examiner

Consequences Count

Welcome to my new Blog. I am an Average American or at least I think I am. Back in the mid-70s a cousin (thanks Randee) gave me a decoupage plaque containing a quote by 19th century English Philosopher Herbert Spencer. His quote has remained with me over the years and I am constantly reminded that it is undeniably true. Without consequences no one learns anything.

It seems the Obama Administration has yet to learn this lesson as the whole concept of the new proposed banking regulation is an attempt at preventing the consequences from errors in managing risk.

Be it business, government or ones personal life the following is always true.

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. - Herbert Spencer