Wisdom From My Grandfather

I have written about my grandfather before and how intelligent and learned a man can be without an indoctrination in government schools…he once told me this: Son, Washington D.C. is the only place on Earth where a man can go with nothing but lint in his pocket, spend 6 years and produce nothing but hot…

Wisconsin Update: Walker (R) 50/45 Over Barrett (D)

Walker’s lead over the Democrat challenger in recall election unchanged from last poll prior to the Democrat primaries. In the Democrat leaning PPP poll, Walker challenger, Tom Barrett, gets NO bounce after winning primary. Public Policy Polling for Daily Kos. 5/11-13. Likely voters. MoE: ±3.4% (4/13-15 results): Tom Barrett (D): 45 (45) Scott Walker (R-inc):…

China’s Growth Engine Stalling?

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is falling says the South China Morning Post: China’s foreign direct investment inflows dropped 2.4 per cent in the first four months of this year versus last year, the longest period of declining inflows since the depths of the global financial crisis and a sign of external economic headwinds. The Commerce…

Narcissus

In the most popular variation of the myth, Narcissus falls in love with his own reflection and consequently spends so much time looking at himself, he starved to death. This version from the Encyclopedia Mythica fits the First Gay President: An important and earlier variation of this tale originates in the region in Greek known…

Mr. Congeniality

This morning, I was snide with B. about not posting. Admittedly, that’s a bit hypocritical of me as I only seem to post when inspired. It’s your lucky day! I was inspired this morning….. I came across this post that asked, “Who do you think is more likable as a president?” It then went on…

46/43 – Romney

Romney leads…but the really interesting thing is in the sidebar of the article: The fact that 67% of the people polled think that the economy is “very bad” or “fairly bad”. Notice how they group the information so that it does not look so bad – they use the descriptors “very” and “fairly” instead of…

Insurance Companies Must Credit Obamacare…

…for refunds that they are forced to give. In yet another cynical election year move, the Department of Health and Human Services has ordered that Obamacare must be explicitly credited for refunds that were required by the law. Fox News reported today that: “Health-insurance companies must tell customers who get a premium rebate this summer…