Posts from July 2011

Rubio For President 2016 or 2020

Depends on who gets elected in 2012. Rubio is a Tea Partier. It will take at least that long to get rid of the Republicans that hold big government dear. Traitors to some, “Extremists” to others. Or, is it just …






Happy Birthday Milton Friedman!

To steal a line from Simon and Garfinkel, “a nation turns it’s lonely eyes to you.” this is a great soliloquy that sums up some of what it means to be a classical liberal. tip of the hat to a …






You’re Gonna Pay

Powerlineblog had a contest. 100k prize. I have been featuring some of the videos from time to time here. Here is the latest one I found. What did Lynerd Skynerd say? Turn it up. bet they won’t show this on …






Sunday Brunch Breakfast Links

Maybe we need Monty Hall in Washington DC. Boehner and Reid get closer to a debt deal. Seeing more of this from the left. Ignore the Constitution by using the 14th Amendment. I don’t think either party really wants to …






Never Forget

We say that a lot about tragic things. Pearl Harbor. This year is the 70th Anniversary. Do you know about it? Does your family know about it? Do they know how Pearl Harbor changed the fate of the United States …






This Chart Says It All

This is what happens when you don’t grow an economy. Economies don’t grow with more and more government spending. They grow with private investment and private company growth. thanks for the link All Star Charts. tip of the hat to …






The Debt Ceiling and Losing Weight, They are the Same

This past weeks GDP number ought to scare the bejeezus out of you. GDP measures growth in the economic output of an economy. If we don’t make the economy larger, our standard of living decreases over time. Because of the …






Saturday Morning Breakfast Links

Went out to Q last night. We were supposed to go to Owen and Engine, but the power was still out in Bucktown from all the storms we have had. People in parts of Chicago think that Noah is returning. …






Dear Uncle Sam

Nice little ditty. From Powerlineblog. Never going to replace Kanye but it’s a good effort.






Democratic Themes

The Democrats in Congress, and the President are reminding me of the Chicago Cubs. The theme of their bill is “Wait ’till next year.” FYI, it’s been over 100 years since the Cubs have won a World Series, and 65 …






GDP 1.3%

Unexpectedly, GDP falls again. Anyone think Keynesian economics works? First quarter unexpectedly revised to.4%, from 1.9%.






Read This If You Think the Tea Party Is EXTREMIST

Republicans, and Democrats are calling the Tea Party Congressman extremists. We have left wing pundits like Paul Krugman calling them extremists. I agree, they need to get on board and pass the Boehner Plan-but if you haven’t read this article …






How Would You Solve the Debt Impasse?

This really isn’t a crisis anymore. It’s an impasse. The negotiations are NOT about the numbers. There is no way that Tea Party Republicans are going to get real cuts until after 2012. In 2012, there is a chance, a …






The Real Debt Ceiling Fight

This is great video. Ken Langone nails it. What’s the real fight going on? Dates. Are we going to have this debate again next August? Or are we going to have it post election November 2012. Liberal/Socialist/Democrat/Progressive/OldSchoolRepublican’s want it post …






Liberal v Conservative; Progressive v Free Marketeer

A lot has changed in the American political landscape in the last several years. It changes the rhetoric used to describe it as well. For example, a “Liberal” in Europe is not like a “Liberal” in the US. The European …






Breakfast Links

Air Force Academy cadets have the flu. Having both experiences in my life, Air Force Academy Cadet (service #841188, still have my combat boots and shoes) and the stomach flu I assure you I would rather go through the rigors …