Monday, August 29, 2016

EU-loving Ireland Prepares to Get Whacked by EU


I was in Ireland this summer - post-Brexit vote - and the Irish were steamed about the vote results*.  Now, along comes the EU to say that Irish tax policy is all wrong.  Apple will likely appeal, but if they lose, they will move alot of jobs and investment out of Ireland.  Wonder how the Irish will be digging the EU then...

*  Funny tick about the Irish, Ireland itself plays virtual zero role on the international stage in terms of foreign policy and yet they have lots of strong critical opinions about those that do.

Cornell Murder

I guess it falls to me to say the unPC thing here...I guarantee this kid was not murdered by a marauding gang of white Ivy League kids.  He was at a party, probably with other students of his ethnic or racial group.  Chances are - just as it is ALL OVER AMERICA - his killer was the same color as he.  The fact that this occurred on a college campus is interesting but not relevant, this very likely was just another black-on-black homicide the likes of which happen constantly across America.  If it happened in "Chiraq" (Chicago, IL) to someone other than Dwayne Wade's cousin, it wouldn't make the news.

Yes, you can take the kid out of the " 'hood", but if he hangs out with a bunch of other kids from just different " 'hoods", you haven't eliminated the risks of the " 'hood" in his life.  The "hood" is in the mind.

UPDATE:  Verbatim from CNN's coverage..."physical altercations broke out after the event, Ithaca police said. Police did not name the event."

Of course not.  Why?  It was an Omega Phi Psi, the black fraternity, event.  Doesn't fit the narrative.  Turns out blacks are killing each other not just on the streets of our inner cities, but on Ivy League campuses as well.  Nothing to see here, move along...oh, and black lives matter Mr. Kaepernick...

Friday, August 26, 2016

Ugh. Why Do Lefties Still Advocate Theft?

I thought I squashed this years ago, but the asinine notion will not go away...

RTWT but here is the beginning...
What exactly is "healthcare"? I will start with the simplest input. It is the knowledge and experience of healthcare professionals - doctors, nurses, EMT technicians, etc. Where does this knowledge come from? Schooling. Lots of very expensive schooling. Granted medical school students are readily financed, but the ultimate financial obligation rests with them, they have invested in ("bought") the intellectual capital of a medical education. It also comes from rigorous on the job training.
and ending...
How did we ever get to the point where we feel that the real cost of all of these inputs (education, land, labor, invention) must be ignored? We blithely bandy about the word "healthcare" with all of its connotations of life and the individual and we think nothing of advocating stealing what is somebody else's property, which is exactly what we do when we invoke the need for "healthcare" at anything less than the full market value of all that it takes to provide it?

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Clintons: On Second Thought...

As recently as this summer, the foundation was discussing with some allies plans for Chelsea Clinton to leave the board, along with former President Bill Clinton, if Mrs. Clinton should win. But on Wednesday, foundation spokesman Craig Minassian said Chelsea Clinton plans to stay on the board. Mr. Clinton told donors he still plans to leave.
While the parent Clinton Foundation will stop accepting money from foreign governments and corporations, the foundation’s largest project, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, might continue to accept foreign government and corporate funding, Clinton health initiative officials said Wednesday.
Another - more truthful - headline for this article could be...
"Team Clinton Looks at Polls, Says 'Screw Critics, Keep Foundation Rocking' "

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Phony Intellectual Posturing Justifies Screwing that Was Always Going to Happen

It was only a matter of time before the Keynesian Doves at the Fed abandoned all pretense of prudence and went the Full Monty - seeking to abandon the constraint of inflation targets and institutionalizing the low-interest rate assist they have been giving to BIG GOVERNMENT.

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams called for monetary and fiscal policy makers to rethink the way they operate, saying America is getting a taste of a new economic normal that warrants a change in orthodoxy.
This is the monetary policy equivalent of Jimmy Carter's malaise speech.  Don't believe me?
He’s also the second Fed policy maker in two months to suggest a major break with how the U.S. central bank conducts itself. The St. Louis Fed’s James Bullard on June 17 announced that he would stop submitting long-term economic forecasts and lowered his rate projection to one hike in 2016 and none during 2017 and 2018, based on his thinking that the economy is in a new, low-productivity and low-growth regime.
Never mind that the Lightworker has saddled us with $8 trillion more in debt and tied us down, Lilliput-like, with ObamaCare, Dodd-Frank and the uncertainty of gangster's your fault, lowly American worker, you just ain't that productive anymore.  Thus, your retirement savings can earn you BUPKIS!!

All is proceeding as I have foreseen.  The Leviathan is gobbling up the resources of the private sector as fast as it can, hooking vast segments of society onto the government teet, paying for it all with gobs of debt that they intend to inflate away.  Here and here are just a smattering of my calls.

Inflation is coming because inflation is how we avoid collapse.

The Underclass Will Tell You the Truth...It's All a Shakedown

Weave?  "We need our weave"...???

Excuse my rampant honkiness, but what the fuck is this loser talking about?  I hope it is some urban slang for 'economic betterment' rather than a reference to the hairstyle.  You want to sow destruction and violence to get resources to look better???

Wow, the civil rights movement really has fallen into nothing...

Monday, August 15, 2016

Ugh, Fired Comedian Tries to Make You Feel Guilty

I guess the poo-bahs at Comedy Central had to weigh the trade-offs between "unblackening" and "de-mediocritizing" their assets.

That's one "conversation" that never seems to make it into the so-called "national dialogue" about race that we keep hearing that we have to have - being black doesn't give a free pass if you suck, or at least it shouldn't.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Leftism 101

In case you haven't figured it out yet, the Left pours all of its hopes and dreams into any vessel that is trending at the time., Code Pink, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, yadayadayada...

That's why anti-war Code Pink can take a bold stance on gun control or why BLM can go after Israel.  These are just repurposed, catch-all mechanisms to keep the rage machine at full throttle.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Loathesome Cartel for Critical Product About to Break

Feel good story of the day:  Hideous cartel, instituted by a foreign government in order to keep prices high for their customers around the world while protecting a key industry at home, is starting to show signs of cracking due to the beneficent workings of the free market.


No, the maple syrup producers of Quebec.

And there is this tidbit:
Unsold syrup is sent to a strategic reserve in Laurierville, Quebec, the scene of a notorious 2012 heist.
Cartelization drove the price up and put government in charge, and guess what...there was corruption!  Insiders at the government-run warehouse made off with $18 million of the golden gooey stuff.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Death Spiral

I notice that even the WaPo is using the phrase "death spiral" to describe Venezuela's economic plight.

Remember folks you heard it here, maybe not first, but over and over and over...

Also, remember, the lefties will try to convince you that this is all about low oil prices.  That's BULLSHIT.  High oil prices allowed Venezuela to avoid, temporarily, the inevitable terrible  consequences of very stupid economic policies that were driven by a fervent, quasi-socialist ideology.  Low oil prices removed the ability to hide the disaster underneath.  There are low oil prices all over the world - Texas, North Dakota, Iran, Kuwait, Norway, etc.  Do we read about looting and food shortages in Norway?  No.  And, I'm pretty sure you can buy toilet paper in Calgary.  Don't let some lefty tell you this is about oil, it's about socialism.

Monday, August 01, 2016

Read Between the Lines

Jamie Dimon says that the economy could grow 4% under the next President, "with the right policies."

Translation:  The economy isn't growing that much because of the current President and the wrong policies.

I Could Have Saved Them All Those Words

"Political scientists have spent millions of words trying to explain how Appalachia and the South went from staunchly Democratic to staunchly Republican in less than a generation."
This is not a mystery.
"The left has mocked, derided and made the American South an object is its elitist disdain for decades.  As of November the Democrats have all but been swept from the South in toto."