BY THE NUMBERS BLOG My nerdy friend David who is degreed in economics as well as a small business owner writes a very cool blog where he pulls together figures to demonstrate the folly of today's current economic policies. Read it by clicking here.
THE MILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR This book should be required reading for all high school seniors. It blows apart the media myth of how millionaires really live. Buy it on Amazon here.
THE CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND Want to know why we have the Federal Reserve? If you don't, you should and everyone should read this book. Buy it here.
More stuff to read as I think of it...
THE SICKNESS IS UPON ME So be kind today and know that those long pauses you hear are for when I turn the microphone off to cough for a bit.
IN GOD WE TRUST...BUT YOU NOT SO MUCH A new poll shows Americans simply don't trust each other very much. Why is this? There is much speculation but I have two culprits in mind and I'll share them with you later.
HATS OFF TO THE DENVER CITY COUNCIL For putting private property rights and common sense before a bill to stop people from smoking pot in their own front yards. It would have been an unenforceable bit on nonsense. Well done. But leave it to Debbie "I'm everybody's momma" Ortega to vow to continue this sort of nonsense in the name of the CHILDREN.
YESTERDAY I ACCIDENTALLY WATCHED 3 MINUTES OF MAURY POVICH'S SHOW And I am pretty sure that show is a sign of the apocalypse. Not only because of the pathetic souls who sign up willingly to be humiliated on national tv, but the people who feed on the human carnage created by those trainwrecks. At least when I watch the Real Housewives those people have comfortable lives.
THIS IS NOT SURPRISING TO ME AT ALL Men are from Mars, women are from venus. We've all heard it, and most people think it's true. But this study clearly proves that there are differences in the way men and women's brains are wired. Which makes perfect sense to me, but from an evolutionary sense confuses me. It's like God built us to argue.
BLACK FRIDAY SALES WERE DOWN As people just decided to say yes to Thanksgiving shopping. Did you go out this year, and if not, was it a conscious decision or just because you never go out? I'm firmly in the second category.
WELL SOMEONE LIKES OBAMACARE Maybe they can do a whole series of ads featuring the hookers at the Bunny Ranch?
BUT WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO POINT OUT LIBERAL EXPLOITATION Coming hot of the heels of my conversation about snobbery in who is targeted by libs is this article about liberal media (although truth be told, all media does this) exploiting the free labor of interns. What's funny to me about this story is the assertion by this upstanding liberal that those who's parents can't pay their bills while they intern are shut out of the system. Newsflash: I interned 30 hours a week, for free, while working 40 hours a week to pay my bills. It can be done. Some of us don't need to rely on Mommy and Daddy to get ahead, we do what needs to be done.
EVIE HUDAK TOOK ONE FOR THE TEAM And resigned before she could face a recall election that would have been a NIGHTMARE for Democrats in the upcoming legislative session. I have a couple of questions. First, what did the Democrats promise Evie? I think it's safe to assume she was strongly urged to leave, but knowing party politics the way I do, there was some horsetrading here. Second, does this mitigate the damage and anger of the last legislative session? If I were Republicans, I would stand on the steps of the capitol every day talking about how the Dems won't consider a bill for repeal. Every. Day.
THIS STORY IS SO BAD That everyone should be talking about it. If you've not read this article from the Gazette about how the Office of Special Investigations is using and discarding cadets at the Air Force Academy, please do. There is so much wrong here and not only do I hope heads roll, I hope there is a permanent change of culture in the OSI. I doubt it will happen, but a girl can dream. Try this link if the above doesn't work: http://www3.gazette.com/projects/project/usafa-informant-program/
ISN'T IT CUTE WHEN LIBERALS LEARN HOW LIFE WORKS? A liberal college grad student who was all ABOUT Obamacare just figured out he's going to pay for a thing he doesn't need....pediatric dental care. He took to the Daily Kos to decry the "unintended consequences" of the bill. I honestly want to put his little face between my two hands, look him dead in the eye and gently say, "No s**t, Sherlock, some us totally saw this coming." Lest he be accused of being heartless (because only conservatives are heartless, remember) he points out that the health plan he is on the board of supports gender reassignment surgery. Does anyone need to point out to him that as a percentage, a hell of a lot more people will be using pediatric dentistry than gender reassignment surgery?
WHY IS IT ALWAYS ABOUT MCDONALDS AND WALMART? I was in sleepy little Athens, Ohio for Thanksgiving, arguably one of the most liberal towns I know. The epic Black Friday Walmart "strike" drew 3 protestors there. Three. As in one more than two. One less than four. You get the drift. And now another worker "strike" day is planned against McDonald's. The average wage for a McDonald's is around $7.75 and a Starbucks barista is about $8.75. How is someone supposed to raise a family of four on $8.75 a day???? Oh wait, liberals LIKE Starbucks so we aren't supposed to ask about that.
GUN FREE ZONES ARE PROVEN FAILURES And yet the gun grabbers can't wait to try, try again to ban guns on Colorado college campuses. This is one of those times where I can't wrap my head around the logic used by the folk trying this. But then again, I have the ability to think clearly and logically.
THEY JUST DRONE ON AND ON This is super cool, but if Amazon manages to pull this off, I can only imagine it won't be long before the sky is filled with drones delivering all kinds of stuff until, one day...the machines take over...
RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE! That is the rallying cry as Democrats try to find new ways to make the Republicans who actually understand how business runs seem heartless. Just this past week in Athens, Ohio I was greeted by a headline declaring:
Read the article here. But I'm sure if the minimum wage is increased it will mean nothing but sunshine and roses for everyone.
ADAM LANZA WAS NOT NORMAL And after reading the initial reports of how his mother allowed him to behave, I am leaning towards blaming her too. Why in the world would a mother allow her obviously disturbed son access to any weapons? My only rationale for her is that maybe she too, was not normal and simply didn't realize or didn't imagine what her son was capable of. Regardless, she paid the ultimate price when he shot and killed her first. Too bad he didn't stop there.