Ahhh! To the Socialists and Communists Belong the Spoils…

Silly capitalists! Looks like those pesky, truly leftist governments will clean the Right’s clock. I mean, the economies of the socialist nations of Europe, our friends to our north, and communist China long ago recovered from the financial debacle we capitalists caused. Let’s just go ahead and nuke ’em now! Whuduhyah say! Hmmm??? The United States would be mistaken to… Continue reading

Great News!

Great. So I’ll get to live longer to suffer the buffoonery of Dubyuh! I’m elated. New findings show that the Great Depression was actually good for U.S. health. Annual death rates declined during years of downturn and increased in years of expansion. The findings could offer a silver lining to today’s financial crisis. The results reinforce earlier research showing recessions… Continue reading

Not Just Complicit

In my mind, the Republican Party is not just complicit in this effort, they are responsible.  George W. Bush thrust the nation into bankruptcy financially and morally.  The Republican party is trying to fan the flames of anger and bullying behavior to hide the mess they created that is the true source of the middle class shriveling up. Nancy has… Continue reading

Thanks Dubyuh

Your enormous plan to redistribute the wealth in this country, back to the already wealthy, seems to have been a resounding success. 2 out of 5 Californians are out of work right now thanks to you. Source: California Budget Project Press Release PDF The average person in the US is mad as hell. They are powerless to affect change so… Continue reading

All Brawn and No Money

Similar to lottery winners, with no financial prowess or discipline, most pro athletes go completely broke in less than 10 years after retirement. In fact, 60% of retired basketball players go broke in 5, and 78% of football players in 2! Athletes are forced to sell their homes, sell their championship rings, and file for bankruptcy. link: Cosmoloan » The… Continue reading

The Three Pillars

I get to meet and have engaging conversations with a number of amazingly bright people around the world as a result of my work. Today, on the way to the airport with Wayne was another such opportunity. Some noteworthy points from the conversation: American society is built on three pillars: representative government (democracy), capitalism, and the Judeo-Christian ethic. After World… Continue reading

The Ellis

I was just recently in Atlanta. The construction that was underway when I left has just about all been completed. Buckhead looks great. The new construction along Peachtree looks spectacular. However, it appears that nothing is selling at all. The vast majority of the new properties appear, if not completely, then certainly mostly empty–even the high rise condos that were… Continue reading

For Those Who Want to Know…

Despite Bush’s campaign claim that the economy has turned a corner, the number of poor in America and the number of Americans without health insurance continues to increase. New Census Bureau figures indicate that the number of Americans living in poverty grew by 1,300,000 last year, bringing the total to 35,800,000 Americans, or about 12.5% of the population. The increase… Continue reading