Monthly Archives: August 2011

AT LAST! A BIG HURRICANE! DEATH! DESTRUCTION! VINDICATION! –29 August 2011

It should come as no surprise that acolytes of Global Warming (oops, pardon me, Climate Change) lost no time in trotting out their blame-us theories for the havoc that Hurricane Irene was expected to cause.  As environmentalist Bill McKibben wrote … Continue reading

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Truth or Inconsequences — 22 August 2011

Last week, I wrote about my view that the vast increase of government support programs over the last few decades has resulted in a deadened sense of social responsibility – if the government is taking care of folks, then folks … Continue reading

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Feral Youth on Facebook — 15 August 2011

Thank goodness for Europe.  They show us what lies ahead.  First it was Greece, showing us the end point of an over-generous government.  When a polity accepts the notion that public spending fosters a healthy economy, the conclusion is inevitable.  … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mr. President, Happy Birthday To You — 8 August 2011

I really hope Sasha and Malia did something nice for their father for his birthday, because he got precious little sugar from the outside world.  In quick succession, he a) signed into law the debt ceiling extension that was a … Continue reading

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The Audacity of “Nope” — 1 August 2011

One of the key skills when playing a game of brinksmanship is to know where the brink lies.   As the Great Debt Ceiling Debate made its fitful way toward its inevitable conclusion this week, we heard a lot of … Continue reading

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