In The News – Tuesday, November 3rd, 2014 Edition
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 is too intrusive in every aspect of our lives or whether you are in
favor of a growing bureaucracy that makes law by fiat.
Good thing they kicked Proctor and Gamble out. Venezuela continues to fight the forces of
rational economics in an effort to make sure the Grinch doesn’t
steal Christmas. They’ve run out of other people’s money in what was a foregone
One of the great
characters in American politics is trying for a comeback, Edwin Edwards of Louisiana. Two of the best lines ever from a politician
came from Gov. Edwards. He made the statement in one election that the only way
he could lose was if he was caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live
boy. When asked what voters were to do given a choice between him and the head
of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke, he replied, “Hold your nose and vote for me.”
He’s a classic!
Here is the Science Advisor to the President. Make up your own mind. A few of John Holdren’s prognostications:
“Some form of
ecocatastrophe, if not thermonuclear war, seems almost certain to overtake us
before the end of the [twentieth] century.” – John Holdren and Paul
“As University of
California physicist John Holdren has said, it is possible that carbon-dioxide
climate-induced famines could kill as many as a billion people before the year
2020.” (As quoted by Ehrlich, 1986.)
prognosis” [requires] organized evasive action: population control, limitation
of material consumption, redistribution of wealth, transitions to technologies
that are environmentally and socially less disruptive than today’s, and
movement toward some kind of world government” (Ehrlich and Holdren, 1977.)
the best of hands, aren’t we?
This guy will be one of the nominees for this year’s Darwin Awards.
There are idiots and then there are those who are just in a class by
Might want to get ready for a little pause or
pullback. One of my favorite contrary bellwethers has done
a mea culpa. I do love Dennis’ line, albeit slightly overused,
"I want to own the things that if I drop them
on my foot, will hurt. I want to own metals, I want to own railroads, I want to
he said, naming aluminum stocks – such as aluminum producer Alcoa – as a
Homebuilders are still struggling
to find those first time buyers as more
and more opt to rent due to tight credit and low inventory.
Well, we haven’t heard from Al Gore (whose
carbon imprint is the size of Bigfoot) in a while. In a last minute fund raising plea, he says a Democratic victory in the midterm
would save the planet. Damn! Maybe I ought to re-think this thing. Not.
Chile has been a poster child for economic
growth in South America since the 1980’s. A Socialist President, Michelle
Bachelet, is jeopardizing that. Hopefully, they’ll get back on track. Forced
re-distribution of wealth is designed to help hold on to political power, not
help the nation. It appears the public may have figured that out as she is
reportedly “rapidly losing support from the public.”
I’ve argued all along that we should be supporting the Kurds with everything we have. What idiot has been
running this show?
Somehow this study
just doesn’t surprise me at all. It turns out the Media, Entertainment and
Academic sectors are overwhelmingly liberal. Who would have thought it?