Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Case for Optimism


"If you believe the state is harmful rather than benevolent; if you believe that the state threatens individual rights and property rights, rather than protects them; if you believe that the state decreases our chances for peace and prosperity; if you believe, in sum, that the state is an overwhelming force for ill in our society, a force that makes all of us far worse off, why in the world is it unrealistic to work toward its elimination?"


Taken from an excellent Jeff Deist speech given at the Mises Institute's recently concluded events in Costa Mesa, CA.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Coming Democratic Wave

Arguably Obama was never a real Democrat. He became a Democrat to achieve a vehicle to pursue his own objectives. His early success emboldened the lunatic fringe of the Party to move to positions they could not have without him. Obama was not a Democrat; he was a MEocrat. It was (and still is) all about him, not the party.He is a self-focused opportunist where everything must be about him.

The early political success has now turned into a disaster for the Democrat Party. Arguably he has destroyed the Party and he does not care. What once was manna from heaven for Democrats is now excrement from hell. They have a serious problem and seemingly no way to solve it. Their once-Messiah has become an existential Albatross. His ideology and personality disorders threaten to destroy the entire Party.

It is important for Republicans to stick to their principles (if they still have any) and remember that the mandate they received was about ABOP. They have their own problems, but they are minor compared to Democrats. By cooperating with Obama, they will make their problems as existential as the Democrats’.

Republicans do not have to turn on Obama. They must merely not accept any of his wild schemes and stand out of the way. Democrats must do turn on Obama in order to survive.

The next wave will be before 2016. It will be Democrats overwhelming Obama.

Friend Monty Pelerin pens an insightful analysis of the post- mid-term political landscape including a peak into the next 24 months....

Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Next Big Thing

If you missed the Big Announcement, avoided the direct mail campaign, skipped the Facebook discussion or ignored the general buzz, your luck has just run out....unless you childishly refuse to click here for The Next Big Thing....

Forebearance

Here is an excerpt from "The 7 Deadly Virtues" . While I am currently waiting for the book to arrive (Kindle makes my eyeballs itch), if the following (written by Sonny Bunch) is any indication, it should exceed the usual "great read" rating casually tossed out by those who, generally, didn't read it all - or never made it past the cover notes.

Just the relief in knowing your free-floating malcontentiousness, subcutaneous irritation and overall uncomfortable "tingly feeling" has a source. And a cure.
BW

Forebearance
What’s the politicized life? It’s the growing, pernicious trend in American society where politics are injected into every moment of one’s existence.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The MSM - An Inside Look From An Insider



For as long as long as I have been "in the media" (9/6/65), radio, TV or print , the charge of "bias", specifically "liberal bias", has bounced off the walls of control rooms, studios, management offices and conventions. Serious interviews from serious outlets never let the question pass. So when former CBS veteran reporter Sharyl Attkission speaks - or writes an entire book about it - Stonewalled - it is compelling content beyond newsworthy which is why you likely won't read/hear much about it...with the possible exception of Talk Radio. Hopefully, "her people" will respond positively to my invitation for a "chat"....

Here are some interesting reads you may have missed from the NY Post and ZeroHedge:

Monday, October 13, 2014

Good idea!



Friend and prolific author L. Neil Smith comes up with some great ideas. Sadly, too many are impractical, unworkable, politically impossible or - like this one - slightly hypocritical to Libertarian principles.

Still...it's damn good idea! Maybe something good could be made from it.

A MATTER OF PRINCELY PULL
L.Neil Smith
The Libertarian Enterprise

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Is Martial Law Imminent?

                                      


In a recent appearance (10/6) on CBS “60 Minutes”, FBI Director James Comey was asked about the 12 American citizens fighting alongside the ISIS(L) terrorists: “With American passports, how do you keep them from coming home and attacking the Homeland?” Comey’s response:”Ultimately, an American citizen – unless their passport’s revoked – is entitled to come back…so if someone who has fought with ISIS(L)  wants to come back…uh…we will track them very carefully.”

(FBI Agent sometime in the near future: “Sssshhh….we must be vewy quiet…we’re twacking AmericanswithpassportswhohavebeenfightinwithISISL Teworrorists!”)