Monthly Archives: November 2010

OBAMA’S TRIP TO INDIA WAS WORTH IT?

Charles Krauthammer, writing in the WaPost, says Obama’s trip to India was worth it. Obviously, Klawhammer Krauthammer has not been reading Indian and second and third world newspapers. Or listening to Indian and third world media. If he had, he … Continue reading

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OBAMA SAYS QE2 “NOT INTENDED TO WEAKEN THE DOLLAR”

I see Obama says the Bernanke/Geithner “Quantitative Easing II” is not intended to weaken the dollar. Briefly quoting the Money News item linked above: “Obama said the decision by the Federal Reserve to pump $600 billion into the U.S. economy … Continue reading

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Freedom Means Strangling Liberals in the Entrails of Bureaucrats?

Writing at Human Events, Nancy Pearcy says “America Will Never Be Free until the Last Liberal Is Strangled in the Entrails of the Last Bureaucrat” While I agree with much of what Ms. Pearcy says, every modern writer should be … Continue reading

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SLOW POSTING DAY – A DOCTORS VISIT TOOK TOO MUCH TIME

And left me as washed out as the bear that ate the box of Ex-Lax. I did get a good start on posts about political theory and economics. But thoughts keep getting put down out of order – so I … Continue reading

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VIVIAN SCHILLER SAYS NPR LISTENERS “ARE SMARTER”

FOX News reports that former simultaneous Russian translator and Russian tour guide and the present head of National Public Radio says NPR listeners are smarter. Since intelligence is a relative thing, Schiller may be right. The question then becomes “smarter … Continue reading

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DEFUNDING THE CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING

It is no secret at all that I favor defunding the Corporation For Public Broadcasting, National Public Radio, and with very few exceptions, all publicly funded news or information outlets. The Hill’s Cheryl Halpern argues, at the link above, that … Continue reading

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MORE ON BERNANKE’S FOLLY

As I mentioned a few posts ago, the Fed is buying Treasury bills. In other words, the Fed is creating money out of thin air, in order to buy unbacked notes from the Treasury. Unbacked, because the “full faith and … Continue reading

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AT TIMES, A NOD IS AS GOOD AS A CONFESSION

ABC news reports Obama has tacitly agreed that he is a Kenyan. From Jake Tapper’s linked blog, this was the moment of truth: MR. KANSAGRA: Thank you. Welcome, Mr. President, to India. As a fellow Kenyan, I’m very proud to … Continue reading

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THE HOUSE THAT JERRY BUILT

Many people have heard the expression “Jerry Built,” but very few have a clue to the meaning. It comes from an English Music Hall song, performed by James “Jimmy” Fawn, right around 1900 or a bit later. That bit of … Continue reading

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EVER WONDER WHAT ENGLISH SOUNDS LIKE TO NON-ENGLISH SPEAKERS

We have all noticed the Chicano couple talking at four hundred miles a second; the Oriental talking at beyond light speed, and so on. Have you ever wondered just what spoken English sounds like to those people? Here’s a chance … Continue reading

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