Ann Romney, You Really Didn’t Build That

I listened to Ann Romney’s speech at the RNC – her “I am woman, hear me roar,” her naked pandering to women with her shrill cry of desperation, her little tale of how she and Mitt were so determined to be together that they got married like many other young, unprepared couples get married, broke, struggling, a team united toward a common goal (in their case, the goal being wealthy beyond their wildest dreams on the backs of the working class).… [Read more]

A Message to Lefty Elites: You’re Not Special

Reading about lefty elites being angered over failing to receive pampering from President Obama makes my inner Leon Trotsky come out.

Compared to most of my compatriots on the left I often find myself standing as the moderate, generally favoring pragmatism to radicalism, gradual change and reform to swift revolution. But every now and again something pops up in the news that jars my inner Jacobin, gripping my mind with Marxian anger and desires for radical revolt.… [Read more]

The Parasitic Economy

Even if we don’t understand all of the details, we’re familiar with how the economy works. People earn money by working, they spend that money on goods and services or invest it in businesses. In either case the majority of that money received by businesses goes towards paying wages, purchasing capital, and paying various forms of rent and leases.… [Read more]

Happy Boxing Day

According to Wikipedia:

“Boxing Day is traditionally a day following Christmas when wealthy people and homeowners in the United Kingdom would give a box containing a gift to their servants. Nowadays Boxing Day is better known as a bank or public holiday that occurs on December 26, or the first or second weekday after Christmas Day, depending on national or regional laws.… [Read more]

The Not-So-Super Committee

Who came up with this dumb-arse idea? A committee evenly comprised of Democrats and Republicans to do the dirty work of finding over $1 trillion in savings within the federal budget and reduction to the nation’s debt. Really?

I’m sure some of you are wondering if I’m saying that it’s wrong to find ways to save money in the budget; that is not what I’m saying.… [Read more]

George Carlin Was SO On Point!

I am a big fan of the late, great George Carlin.  He had keen powers of observation and I enjoyed his ‘tell is like it is‘ style.  This clip was sent to me (again) with a note stating that George must have had a crystal ball.  I’m sure he didn’t; he was simply alert.… [Read more]