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Anyone willing to do
a little reading can quickly see through the unadulterated bull feces as people
like Bernie and Lieawatha try to hold out the Nordic nations as bastions of
successful socialist practices. Paul
Mirengoff does a thorough job in pointing out their errors. It’s worth reading
so you can quickly debunk the argument of anyone who tries to use the dopeler
effect on you. Unfortunately, most of the practitioners of using the
Dopeler Effect are surrounded by an impenetrable Bozone Layer,
In one of the more
ridiculous protests I’ve ever seen, some employees
at Wayfair are staging a walk-out over the fact that the company sold $200,000
worth of mattresses to Baptist Children’s... [Read More]
The gigantic waste
of money being spent by colleges and universities on their “diversity”
departments is one of the biggest educational scams of all time. South Dakota lawmakers seem to be questioning it. Legislatures all over the country should be doing
It’s harder to get
away with blatantly lying these days when the record is there for all to see. ‘Morally Bankrupt’: Joe Biden Blames Trump for Obama Immigration
Policies. And this hack is
leading in the Democratic polls.
As we gear up for
the first Democratic primary debates this week, here are the business issues to keep an eye on. Medicare for all is front and center and you can
expect a few to try and get out front on the issue of benefits to illegal
A major step in the
right direction. A top-ranking Saudi diplomat has said, “History and Allah brought a real opportunity.
The blood conflict had lasted too long. Us Saudis and all Gulf States plus
Egypt and Jordan realize that the age of going to war with Israel is over.” This
would seem to me to be a watershed event.
Beautiful! An Oregon
Republican Senator had a reply for Gov. Brown
who has threatened to send State Troopers to arrest Republicans that walk out
on the Democrat-controlled senate’s attempt to pass a climate change cap and
trade bill. State Sen. Brian Boquist is a retired Special Forces Lieutenant
Colonel. His message was “Tell her to send bachelors and come heavily armed.
I’m not going to be a political prisoner in the state of Oregon. It’s that
Well, the Hollywood Good Government League has spoken. I guess that’s it. Trump must testify. HaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
President kicked off his re-election campaign in Orlando on Tuesday night
to a packed house of rabid supporters who had been lining up for the previous
45 hours. Approximately 120,000 people tried to get tickets for a venue that
held 20-25,000. Contrast his kickoff announcement to Joe Biden’s “snore-fest announcement.”
If you’re a supporter, you got just what you wanted to see in Orlando, an
energized candidate ready to fight it out. If you’re not a fan, you might be
worried at the difference between the crowds the President draws and the ones the
riders in the Democratic presidential clown car draw. The President took no prisoners,
his supporters “No matter what label they give, a vote for any Democrat
in 2020 is a vote for the rise of radical socialism and destruction of the
American Dream. Don’t... [Read More]
This is a
great story about a young man’s struggles and his families
frustrations over their inability to help him. Ultimately, we all make our own
choices. I encourage you to read this to the very end, there is an interesting
There is no question it needs to... [Read More]
Jim Grant, of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, says
the Fed will cut rates todayThis in a
pre-emptive strike. If won’t take long to see if he’s right.
party run by children? “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the soul of the Democrat Party. She
represents 50 years of indoctrination in colleges,... [Read More]
I hope you all enjoyed a great Father’s Day
yesterday, or as some call it, Toxic
Masculinity Awareness Day.
I’m wondering if voters in the Mile High City are
suffering a mass outbreak of altitude sickness resulting in cerebral edema. How
else do you put any kind of logical spin on the results
of their recent election?
Great quote from Ronald Reagan: “How do you tell
a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell
an anti-communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”
It just keeps getting smellier and smellier, doesn’t it? It now
appears the State
Department was in it up to their ears along with an aide to Rep. Steny
Hoyer, which would indicate that the good senator was aware... [Read More]
Something needs to be done and done quickly, yet Congress seems to
be giving the emergency a big “Ho Hum.” Illegal
immigrants from Ebola countries are being dumped in U.S. cities and are crawling
out of manholes in El Paso like roaches. This should be the lead story on
all the mainstream media evening news shows, but it’s being ignored because it
doesn’t fit the narrative. American citizens should be marching on Washington
What’s life like is a Socialist paradise? Venezuela’s
Reading between the lines, Atty. Gen. Barr is saying,
“I’m going to get to the bottom of this outrageous misuse of our legal system.”
Chairman Nadler. As I’ve said, I’ll be satisfied when I see Brennan
doing a perp walk and Comey getting lawyered up.
is a joke, right? Apparently not. From
PowerLine. Biden’s switch over the weekend on his position on
the Hyde Amendment has drawn a lot of comments and criticism. One suggestion is
a new nickname. Instead of Slow Joe it’s now Floppy Joe. A friendship bracelet?
The bond market is overwhelmingly predicting the Fed
will cut rates at least twice, probably starting at the July meeting. I’m not
so sure and... [Read More]
The President tweeted Friday evening that he had reached
an agreement with Mexico that will avert tariffs. This despite all the whining and hand wringing of everyone I
saw on the financial news networks for the last week. My thought at the time
was wouldn’t it be interesting to see how things would go if everyone showed a
united front instead of playing Chicken Little. He’s done something that none
of his predecessors have been able to accomplish and he did it in spite of
receiving absolutely no help from the Democrats. In fact, I’d say he did it in
spite of them. CNN
wasn’t happy about the President’s victory. What a... [Read More]
Here is the President’s
address at Normandy honoring those who fought on D-Day. It is, as Scott
Johnson says, an eloquent and moving speech. If listening to it doesn’t stir
your pride in being an American and confirm your belief in American
exceptionalism, I have no use for you. God bless every one of these men.
I’ve read a lot of accounts of D-Day, but nothing
as gripping and realistic... [Read More]
Nancy Pelosi tells her fellow Dems that she
wants to see Trump in prison. Have these people lost their minds? Trump
Derangement Syndrome is an ugly thing to be afflicted with. I expect to see a
choice Tweet from the President.
President Trump was interviewed
by Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain. I enjoyed it.
Piers, of course, had to try to steer the conversation toward climate change,
but the President handled... [Read More]
You’ve got to be kidding. Al Gore will collect $320,000 for a Climate Week Conference in Australia
where he will “communicate the urgency of the climate crisis.” Fittingly, snow
just fell in Queensland for the first time in four years.
What a shock! Who would have thought it? 9
in 10 illegal aliens released into the U.S. aren’t showing up for their court
hearings. The penalty should be immediate deportation when apprehended.
More evidence of the crisis. Over 100 illegal immigrants apprehended crossing
the border who were from Congo,
Angola and Cameroon. Wonder how they got to Mexico? And why Mexico allowed
An interesting piece published by a leftist
professor at Princeton... [Read More]
I have a small, limited number of followers on
Twitter and don’t Tweet that often. I did Tweet the Wyoming Rancher’s summary
of the Mueller Report, though. Joe Kernan, who I’ve known for years and
appeared with on CNBC numerous times, re-Tweeted it to his thousands of
followers. Damn! My Twiiter feed exploded! Thanks for sharing, Joe.
If you want to watch a truly interesting video, I recommend this interview with... [Read More]
The Federalist had a
piece on Mueller’s hastily called press conference and points out the problems with his narrative. It clearly goes
against what he reiterated several times when questioned by Atty. Gen. Barr and
his staff. I strongly suspect that one of the primary reasons for his press
conference was to hopefully avoid having to testify in front of Congress where
he would be subjected to some potentially embarrassing questions from Republicans
about why he ignored the genesis of the Steele dossier financed by the Hillary
Clinton campaign. Alan Dershowitz had some
less than complimentary things to say about how Mr.
Mueller handled himself.
Imagine you are the worst market timer ever. How
might you have fared with your investments in the stock market. I saved an
interesting article from CNBC’s web site about four years ago. It is the story
of “Bob”, the world’s worst market timer. Bob made his initial investment in
1973 right before a 48% drop in the S&P 500. He held on and finally had the
nerve to invest again in September 1987, right in front of a 34% crash. Still,
he held on and made two more investments before he retired. One right before
the 2000 crash and then again right before the 2007 crash. I sure don’t want to
be standing next to Bob during... [Read More]
In The News:
Tweet of the Day: From my son who often nails it.
... [Read More]
Well, the hue and cry has been pretty much as
to weigh in was Adam Schiff who suggested that
the probe of what looks like the biggest scandal in American history is
“un-American.” Have you noticed that most pictures of him make him look like a
surprised parrot? DaNang Dick Blumenthal was also quick to jump in front of the
cameras. The laughable Jim
Acosta of CNN suggested it was to distract from the President’s
spat with Nancy Pelosi. If anyone seems unhinged, it was Nancy, stammering and
seemingly unable to even conjugate a simple sentence following her aborted
White House meeting which she was responsible for derailing. She seems to have
developed... [Read More]
Good news! At least it’s good news for American citizens
who would like to know what’s transpired. Maybe not such good news for those
who perverted the system. President Trump, on the advice of his Atty. Gen. has
decided to declassify the information related to the Russia probe. Let’s see
who leaves town now that the we’re peeling into the really smelly part of the
said it was a “stunning move” that was “unprecedented.” Well, so is the
scandal they are at the core of. As expected, the spin started quickly with the
ludicrous Adam Schiff risibly calling it a clear abuse of power. The hue and
cry that is coming will tip you off to... [Read More]
Thought of the Day: Whatever you’re doing today, do
it with all the confidence of a four-year-old in a Batman T-Shirt. I learned
how well my four-year old’s vocabulary was coming along when at age 4 we
knocked on a neighbor’s door while trick-or-treating. My son was dressed as Batman
and the door was opened by one of his 4-year-old friends wearing the same
costume. My son asked him who he was and the little boy said, “Batman.” My son
looked him in the eye and said,... [Read More]
Thought of the Day:
Do Not Need Tax Records of Millionaires Who Became Politicians…
Need Tax Records of Politicians Who Became Millionaires!
I’ve been skeptical... [Read More]
This is only a small sampling of the headlines out
there (by the way, there are at least a few sane ones just to keep you honest)
calls for China to hack Trump.
Pink tells Venezuelans to accept Maduro.
Atty. Gen. Barr sat down for a fifteen-minute
interview on Friday morning with Fox News. The whole thing is
worth watching. It certainly appears that he intends to get to the bottom of
things. Inadequate answers and explanations that done hang together? PowerLine
had some comments.
The Administration has
withdrawn almost $1 billion in grants for the California
high-speed rail project that has gone nowhere and... [Read More]
piece in PowerLine talking about the left and discussing some of Austrian
economist Ludwig von Mises comments.
Our whole civilization rests of the fact that
men have always succeeded in beating off the attack of the re-distributors. But
the idea of re-distribution enjoys great popularity still, even in industrial
countries. . . If we wish to save the world from barbarism, we have to conquer
Socialism, but we... [Read More]
You gotta like someone with a sense of humor. It was
reported yesterday that Atty. Gen. Barr and Nancy Pelosi were both at a
National Peace Officers Memorial Service at the Capitol and that Barr
approached Speaker Pelosi and asked, “Madam
Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?” Supposedly the two laughed about it,
but I suspect Nancy’s laughter was pained. I so hope this is a true story.
Also this. You’re... [Read More]
Apparently, John Dunham has
been on the job longer that just a few days
and he had some people very worried.
This week’s update on the Democratic Presidential
Clown Car. Always worth a read.
Breaking News from last night. It’s starting. Atty.
Gen. Barr has assigned the U.S. Attorney in Connecticut, John H. Durham, to
review origins of Russia inquiry. It’s about time.
Watch the hysteria build. This is the U.S. Attorney who took on the crooks in
the FBI who were protecting Whitey Bulger. He is by all reports an apolitical,
straight arrow. Better have plenty of popcorn.
This is hardly a surprise to anyone... [Read More]
This is a long,
interesting article on Darwin’s theory of evolution. If you have any interest in things of this nature, you’ll find
that the science is anything but settled. I was unaware of what has been going
on in scientific circles questioning the theory.
says Barr has ‘lost most of his reputation’ by acting like Trump’s lawyer. I have a feeling that when this is all said... [Read More]
Another layer of the onion had been revealed and, as
the author says, the FBI’s sworn story to a federal court is fraying faster
than a $5 t-shirt from a tourist trap. A
typed memo and handwritten notes taken by Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Kathleen Kavalec on October 11. 2016, 10 days before the FBI used
the Steele Dossier to justify a FISA warrant, indicated that the dossier was highly
questionable and likely leaked to the media. Comey’s recent behavior... [Read More]
· North Korea has a new video out showing the White House in crosshairs and carriers exploding. It’s hard to see this situation improving as long as the increasingly delusional punk who rules the DPRK is in place. There are indications that his own people may be getting tired of his act.
· If you live in a high tax state, you might not like one facet of the President’s new tax reform proposals. The loss of being able to deduct state and local taxes will not be popular with high-tax blue states and some that went red in the last election. As one executive of a moving company said, “I wish I had a... [Read More]
Faster, please! SMART cells open door to
arthritis vaccine. For those of you with a more scientific bent, here is
the report published in Stem
Cell Reports. This would go a long way toward making 65 the new 40.
In light of the terrorist killings in France
last week, a speech given by Egyptian President Abdel
Fattah al-Sisi is particularly interesting because of who it
was addressed to. Glen Reynolds
addresses it in his USA Today column.
Investors are taking advantage of the damage
that lower crude prices has done to oil stocks. The biggest exchange traded
funds that track crude have experienced their biggest positive money flow in four years. In December $1.23 billion went into these
funds and so far in January they have attracted another $109.9 million.
Excuse me, but what idiot would invest in a Russian hedge fund.
For lack of anything decent on ESPN Saturday
night, I elected to watch a cricket match
between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. After an hour I still didn’t have a clue how
you score points or get someone outRead More]
Christmas and Happy New Year from your government agencies who make law by fiat. The EPA is probably the most egregious
offender and one that badly needs to be reined in by Congress.
to see more of this in societies that have been radically affected in Europe
and Scandinavia. I expect it will grow.
I don’t doubt this study
for a second. My fifteen year old is uncanny in his ability to navigate. My
wife on the other hand has no sense of direction at all. The entorhinal region
of your brain determines this ability.
proof that these heathens need to be eradicated? How about this? Again, these half-wits aren’t
religious by any shape form or fashion. They are psychopathic killers who
should be shown no mercy.
Vlad isn’t a happy guy. Read More]
Politics as usual. Should we be surprised? I think
not. This is from the New York Times
by the way, not some conservative blog site. Apparently the solution to
immigration and visa problems is making political contributions to the right
Federal judge has ruled that the... [Read More]
militants strike again in Pakistan. Taliban
militants kill 126 in Peshawar, most of them students. This has nothing whatsoever to do with religion. This is
uneducated, ignorant people terrorizing the rest of the world. They don’t
deserve anything except to be wiped from the face of the earth by any means
you’ve been under a rock for the past few weeks you have to be aware of the
massive Sony hack from the so-called “Guardians”. While the gossip and
backbiting among the hoi polloi is as fascinating to me as to anyone else, I
have to agree with this piece by Adam Sorkin in the New York Times. Mr. Sorkin makes the point that
our own media has aided and abetted this massive breach of the law by
publishing this stuff. “
Rats have apparently set up housekeeping in the new One World Trade Center offices
of Vogue. Supposedly Anna Wintour had refused to go into the One World Trade
Center until the rats are cleared out. I can assure you she and I see eye to
eye on this one.
put in the link to... [Read More]
don’t really consider this a news flash. I’m not usually on the cutting edge of
technology or a first adopter, but this describes me pretty well. I’ve used
Amazon for books probably 10:1 over brick and mortar stores over the last ten
years. Apparently one in three items of clothing, furniture and household
appliances are now bought over the internet. One reason is apps like This
is an interesting anomaly. High Yield Bonds and Equities seem to have parted
company when they normally correlate closely. They have parted ways before,
most recently last year, but according to this article on ten occasions since 2007 when the high yield ETF
dropped 5% in a 30 day trading period, the S&P 500 feel as well nine times
out of ten an average of 9%. It’s worth watching, but... [Read More]
comforting to see Santa Claus carried away in the back of a paddy wagon. It brought watching children to
tears as they realized their Christmas toys might be in jeopardy.
probably shouldn’t be a surprise. November oil & gas permits Hedge Funds have had a tough year. According to this article on CNBC’s web
site, nearyl 1000 hedge funds will close this year. The previous record was
1,471 in 2008 during the financial crisis. Smart money, indeed.
on the Energy picture
mentioned the possibility that the Saudis might have miscalculated. This article in the UK
Telegraph makes the same point. They suggest that it may well heighten
“geostrategic turmoil” across the Middle East and hurt... [Read More]
OPEC’s decision not to cut production
shouldn’t have been a big surprise as Saudi Arabia had been sending messages to
that effect. Nevertheless, the reaction was violent. At Friday’s closing price of $66, Eagle Ford is still in the black, but Bakken and Permian
Basin are in the red.
It’s worth noting that this may not be a fact. The... [Read More]
As if the
situation in Ferguson isn’t bad enough, Al Sharpton is there to lend his usual level headed
conciliatory demeanor. Easy way to fix that is to just remove the TV cameras.
Is OPEC becoming marginalized? There are deep divisions in OPEC and Saudi
Arabia may be tired of being the axe when it comes to cutting or increasing
output. We have commented in the past that the United States emergence as one
of the world’s largest producers and our diminishing need to import oil was likely... [Read More]
President’s amnesty proclamation dominated the news yesterday and enough has
been and will be written about it that I’m not going to wade in. We have laws
on the books that should be enforced or amended. It’s not as complicated to me
as some seem to want to make it. We have folks we’ve elected to wrestle with
such things based on feedback from their respective electorates.... [Read More]
Santa Monica sushi restaurant pleads guilty
to selling meat from endangered Sei whale. Wonder if this restaurant is owned
by Elliot Mainway?
Bringing in the Clintons to stump for
candidates was a pretty expensive proposition. Based on the election results it doesn’t look
like money well spent.
We might have found the problem with
Washington, D.C. The CDC needs to do some lab testing on Congress and the
Administration. Apparently they have discovered a virus that “makes humans more stupid”.
Ran across some things taken from actual
resumes and cover letters from a 1997 issue of Fortune magazine:
Election Update: Good ole Edwin Edwards
couldn’t quite pull it off but he did force a runoff on Dec. 6th. At
87, he had his 35 year old wife and 1 year old son at his side. As I said, one
of the great characters in American politics. As of right now Republicans will
have 52 seats but that could rise when the results from Alaska are final and
Louisiana has their runoff. 54 seats would be at the top of anyone’s
pre-election estimate. The Republican House majority will be the largest since
the Great... [Read More]
Well, the election is over and the electorate
has spoken. The message seems to be that they are good and tired of business as
usual in Washington. To the extent that the election was a referendum on the
policies of the past six years, it was a clear repudiation of them. Pretty much
all the media, even the New York Times, got it right. Bloomberg, with its
notably liberal editorial bias, just couldn’t bring themselves to face reality.
The headline yesterday was “Day of
Decision Arrives with Fight for Senate Control Too Close to Call.” Didn’t
exactly turn... [Read More]
Election Today. Get out and vote or you have no excuse to
complain about what happens. And make no mistake, this is a referendum on the policies of the last six years and whether you think
government... [Read More]
As we near next week’s elections it’s getting
harder and harder to put out in the news without diverging into politics. The
news is just covered with the various races around the country and the campaigning
going on. Turnout is likely to have a big effect on how things turn out, so
please plan on voting. It counts.
This is a
potentially lifesaving technology. Being able to diagnose multiple diseases by sampling a patient’s breath. I volunteered for this test and the doctor
told me he diagnosed Scotch on my breath.
Who do you
think the world’s largest growing consumer is? If you guessed the Chinese you got a big goose
egg. Malawi take the prize followed by Sierra Leone, Turkmenistan, Saudi Arabia
and Mongolia. Of course Malawi is about the size of Pennsylvania and Sierra
Leone is smaller and has been affected by Ebola so I’m not sure I see any
investment plays here.
This is a very interesting article from USA
Today that shows the evolution of our diversity from 1960 projected to
2060. It’s clear from looking at this that we are undergoing a major
transformation. Black Americans will notice it even more as they become a
smaller and smaller minority due to immigration from other countries. Scroll
down to... [Read More]
This is a little disquieting, isn’t it? Apparently we’re taking the Bible’s words to
heart – “If your enemy is hungry, feed
him, and if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.” Romans 12:20 and
Proverbs 25:21-22. As the article points out there is no sign that ISIS is
shamed at all or even grateful. Go figure. Your tax dollars at work.
I’ve talked about the reason for owning blue
chip, dividend paying growth stocks until you may be tired of hearing it. Here’s an example of a company with a 2.8% dividend yield (the ten-year
treasury is 2.2%) and earnings and revenue growth.
News – Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 Edition
This is sad. Apparently even family members of
employees and commentators aren’t even tuning in anymore. MSNBC in deep ratings spiralAn interesting critique of Presidential speeches. Over time they seem to have been dumbed down
for obvious reasons. Back in the day when one had to be a landowner to vote,
Presidential speeches were given as if the Predident was speaking to men of
equal intellectual capabilities. Now we’re lucky if we can find a man on the
street... [Read More]
Better call your bookie. Microsoft’s Cortana
correctly predicted 13 of 15 games in week five of the NFL season. For the year
it is 47-29. Here are the picks for this week. The
interesting one to me is the one where Cortana goes against the Vegas line by
picking the Steelers over the Browns.
Well, the Oracle of Omaha has just called the 2016 Presidential election. Would it be uncharitable of me to point out
that at the market low in 2002 he suggested the Dow was likely to drop another
2000 points, echoing Had a brief quote in this week’s Barron’s Trader column by Vito Racanelli.
Wow! Everyone seems to be piling on now that Gold has broken $1200/oz. Gold has
found resistance at progressively lower levels each time it has tried to rally.
That’s the kind of behavior that typically results in a downside breakout.
I’ll just link this editorial from Investors.com and let you make up your own mind. My outrage
is such that I probably don’t need to share my thoughts with you. Never mind.
On second thought here’s what I recommend. A full convoy of the Screaming
Eagles, the 101st Airborne Division, accompanied by Abrams Tanks,
and air cover provided by... [Read More]
Well, this is just too funny for words. Jimmy
Carter says he would have defeated Reagan had he been more manly.
This is encouraging. Make them the object of derision.
Sorry, but I don’t view the
fact that Homeland Security is tackling climate change with much enthusiasm.
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