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...
IT'S FRIDAY! Thank goodness for the short week, because last night's game ended too late for me. Who's with me?
CONGRATS BRONCOS! And it looks like Peyton Manning and his teammates are pretty serious about that Super Bowl thing this year.
RAPING OBAMA'S DAUGHTER? NICE WORDS FROM IRAN So Iran seems to want us to attack Syria. And a crazy guy (who apparently has approval from the government, as the government controlled media prints his stuff) says that if the US attacks Syria, Sasha will be raped by someone close to the family. What does this say about Iran? That they are full of barbarians who don't follow the Geneva Convention. Remind me again why torturing captured terrorists to get information is bad again? I wonder if one of the girls was kidnapped if Obama would change his view on torture. FTR, although I hope it goes without saying, I wouldn't wish that on anyone, not even a President I think is a bungling idiot.
THE YADDA, YADDA, YADDA FOREIGN POLICY OF OBAMA This article is awesome. Of course a President about nothing would have a policy like this.
WHERE'S HICKO? That's the question some Democrats are asking about why Governor Hickenlooper, who was all about the gun control measures he passed because Bloomberg asked him to. But now that Morse and Giron are under fire and facing recall he's been pretty much silent. Why? I have a theory. And maybe he should engage, because turnout is already strong for this election.
DON'T LOOK TO DEMS FOR CORRECT INFORMATION While trying to hash out what will be in the Blue Book on the Billion Dollar Boondoggle Tax Hike, Democrats are refusing to tell the truth about what the negative impacts are. It seems to me politicians should be relieved of this duty if they are going to highjack the process for political gain. Facts aren't subjective, and if any of these amendments put forth by Republicans about this bill are false, demonstrate the falsehood instead of just voting them down. Grow up, people.
HOW MESSED UP ARE THE NEW CHEATING VOTING LAWS? Jon Caldara from the Independence Institute is planning on following the law and voting in the Morse recall, even though he currently doesn't LIVE in the district. This should be fun to watch.
DEAR DU STUDENTS PROTESTING GWBUSH. SHUT UP. THANK YOU. College students are a funny bunch. They know EVERYTHING. And now college students and some faculty are protesting George W Bush getting an award on Monday for his work in Africa fighting AIDS. They believe his legacy is a one of wars and torture. I wonder how they feel about Obama's Nobel Peace prize now that he's going to bomb Syria to save face. Just curious.
THIS COULD SPELL TROUBLE FOR COLORADO Vaccinations are a touchy subject. I have friends who believe wholeheartedly that vaccinations kicked in their sons autism. I know there is no scientific evidence of this. But I also KNOW these families. I also know that science doesn't know everything, and a lot is done in the name of the "public good" in this country. I, too, was worried about vaccinations and staggered my daughter's out over four years. But we are going to see the resurgence of diseases that have been relatively extinct in this country and kids WILL die. What has to happen to ease the minds of parents who watch the rate of autism skyrocket and hear lots of anecdotal stories of adverse vaccine effects?
I SURE HOPE THOSE PEOPLE ARE PROSECUTED Ten denials for private gun sales in the first month of the new law requiring background checks. It's roughly a 2% rate of denial, consistent with regular gun sales. I can't wait to hear about the prosecutions of the people who lied to buy a gun. Or did they lie? That's a question I'd like to know the answer to.
HE'S AN 80 YEAR OLD WEIGHT LIFTER. DID YOU REALLY THINK IT WAS THE SPINACH? A Colorado Springs man has been sanctioned for steroid use by the US Anti Doping Agency, preventing him from competing as a weight lifter. If he's not an ad for the positive side of testosterone use, I'm not sure what is. HE'S 80. Click here just to see his picture. 80!