If Communism Is The Answer, Why Doesn’t Cuba Work?

Cuba is changing their social contract: Most Cubans have not paid taxes for half a century, but that will change under a new code starting January 1. The landmark regulations will change the relations of Cubans with their government and are a signal that market-oriented reforms, launched since President Raul Castro succeeded his brother, Fidel…

Terrorist, defined by Administration? 7 April 2009

In light of news reports that Guantanamo Bay may be closed with its occupants slated to be brought inside the borders of the USA, it is important to understand the POTENTIAL Definition of TERRORIST.  We now have official acceptance of a “Presidential Kill List” and indefinite DETENTION of terrorists “accepted” by OUR federal Government.  The…

Lest We Forget: THERE IS STILL A TRAITOR IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!!

I have not forgotten my 4 fellow Americans who died because Obama decided to commit high treason, have you? Benghazi explained: Interview with an “Intelligence Insider” This is part one of a multi-part interview with a government insider intimately familiar with the events that took place in Benghazi. In this part, he provides important background,…

When It Doesn’t Pay To Work…

…people won’t work. Via Zerohedge and Powerline and excerpted from the data presented by Gary D. Alexander, Secretary of Public Welfare, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Exactly two years ago, some of the more politically biased progressive media outlets (who are quite adept at creating and taking down their own strawmen arguments, if not quite as adept at using…

Bastiat’s Essay On Government

This is Frédéric Bastiat’s complete essay, “Government”. Bastiat is not widely discussed outside certain circles but in my opinion is one of the most under-appreciated philosophical giants. I read much of Bastiat’s translated works in college as part of progressing my economics degree and had forgotten this essay until I ran across his quote that I excerpted in…

In the “Spirit” of Fun

Call me a sadistic SOB, but I ran across this on the web and laughed my ass off.  A little over 6 minutes, but if you’re a practical joker. . . . . From the Brazilian television show, Programa Silvia Santos

Need a Lift?

Sometimes you just need something to lift your spirits.  Need something to remind us that we’re all in this would together.  That kindness, respect and love are still out there for all to see. Enjoy.

Asymmetrical Intellectual Warfare

As we wander through the landscape of the post-election dystopia searching for answers to our Republican defeat, it seems that there aren’t enough fingers to point. Romney this, Ryan that, liberal/conservative, in a bubble, outside the beltway, need a big tent, too moderate, too conservative, ORCA failed, Obama promised free stuff, Hispanics, blacks, Asians, cities, counties and…

Ozymandias and The Religion of Statolatry

I have a post coming on statolatry but I ran across this in my research last night and given augger’s Jamie Foxx post, it seemed timely to promote it. I wanted to write something similar but when I tried I kept saying exactly the same thing in far less elegant and efficient prose. One can’t improve upon perfection. May…

The Great Twinkie Famine of 2012: There Are None So Blind As Those Who Will Not See

Don’t you know that the Twinkie died because of bad management, not union intransigence? Michael Hiltzik writes in the LA Times: Let’s get a few things clear. Hostess didn’t fail for any of the reasons you’ve been fed. It didn’t fail because Americans demanded more healthful food than its Twinkies and Ho-Hos snack cakes. It…

Living In The Hunger Games

Wish I had written this when I thought about it the other day but Professor Reynolds beat me to it: You know the story: While the provinces starve, the Capital City lives it up, its wheeler-dealer bigshots growing fat on the tribute extracted from the rest of the country. We don’t live in The Hunger Games yet,…

Would You Do This?

ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (EFCC) FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPT, Attn: Beneficiary, I am Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde the chairman of ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION (EFCC). EFCC in alliance with economic community of West African states (ECOWAS) with head Office here in Nigeria. We have been working towards the eradication of fraudsters and scam Artists in…