Archive for December 2011

Attention Armed Robbers: Circle K Welcomes You, Come On In!

Based on this story in the news today, I imagine a press release from Circle K convenience stores to go something like this: Circle K today took action after a clerk in one of our stores over-reacted when an armed robber threatened to shoot him. Our clerk slammed the robber to the ground and took…

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The Year the Wheels Fell Off

Jed Babbin at the American Spectator recounts the steady stream of political knavery, green graft and governmental stupidity of 2011: The Year The Wheels Fell Off. I liked them all, especially this one: “An enterprising BBC reporter — seeking to prove the practicality of electric cars — drove from London to Edinburgh. The journey took…

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The Clinton Economic Boom of the 1990’s — Let’s Talk About That

Alexis Garcia talks to Marbue Brown, author of “The Clinton Economic Boom.” Brown argues that the economic boom of the 1990’s had little to do with Bill Clinton’s policies and more to do with Y2K, the internet, telecom deregulation, easy credit and small investors. He makes the case of why the Clinton economy had nothing…

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Greed — The World Runs On It — Because Everyone Has Plenty of It

Capitalism is the best system because it’s based on human nature being intractable and universal; it assumes people will act according to their natures, and we are all driven by our nature to seek the advancement of our own self interest. Every Occupy protester goes to the protest out of his or her perceived self…

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Police Officer Fatalities on the Job

Dangerous occupation? 173 cops died in the line of duty in 2011, so far that is. Life insurance underwriters do not rate the occupation any more dangerous than other occupations, such as delivery van driver or legal secretary. That’s because insurance underwriters deal in statistics and probabilities. A conservative estimate of the total number of…

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Progressivism vs. Progress

Results of Progressivism, i.e., continuos liberal Democrat rule in Detroit since at least 1956: Progress by American capitalism and freedom: A 5 megabyte hard drive being loaded on an airplane in 1956: A one Terabyte hard drive in 2011: My first computer in 1988 was a Wyse machine with a 40 megabyte hard drive and…

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“Don’t Tread On Me” versus “Tread On Us All”

The irreconcilable difference between the Classical Liberalism of the Tea Party movement [Don’t Tread on Me] and the Progressivism of the Occupy Movement [Tread On Us All]. Based on Richard A. Epstein’s new book from Broadside, this video outlines the differences between the classical liberalism of the Tea Parties and the progressive agenda advanced by…

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Rick Perry Shifts His Stance on Abortion

From Rick Perry’s website, his official position on abortion is as follows: Protect the unborn via sonogram requirement. (Feb 2011) The right to privacy is fictitious. (Nov 2010) Abortion only for rape, incest, or maternal health. (Jun 2002) Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010) Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010) This is…

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Ode To The Welfare State

From the the New York Daily News November 4, 1949, via Steven Hayward and his friend from Texas: Steven Hayward adds another good one of his own.

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