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Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Bias? In The Media? Really?

January 4, 2010

Obama never left Washington? How gentle and consoling of the Fourth Estate. So…how come the media never wrote like this about Bush…or other Republicans, for that matter? Couldn’t be anything like an inherent left wing bias in the media…or a hidden agenda…could it? Advertisements

Myth-conceptions About Government and Finance

October 13, 2009

For those who want to know how complex some of the labor and retirement laws are, check this out: Participants and Advisors Are Hurt By High 401K Fees. Apparently the retirement plans have high fees the advisors never get any part of, and may not be aware of. But, that’s not the kicker. To find […]

Media And White House Smokescreens

October 9, 2009

There were a couple of news articles in last few days that particularly caught my eye. One article announced that Retail sales are at 2005 levels. That’s encouraging, as the media and government trumpet economic recovery. To be fair, it is an increase. But, no one is seeing the sales increases they’ve been expecting. There […]

Global Warming Alarmists, Unemployment, and History Repeats

October 6, 2009

In the latest salvo by global warming alarmists, it is being claimed that the economic downturn is an opportunity to build a low carbon future.  China and others are angry that western nations are trying to keep the emission targets from being legally binding.  But, those same nations come uder no real threat from the […]

Economics, Politics, and Smokescreens

September 28, 2009

There was an AP news reports yesterday declaring that Social Security will pay out more in benefits than it collects in taxes the next two years.  The AP also reported that regulators shut down the 95th U.S. bank to fail this year as loan defaults rise in the worst financial climate in decades.  Meanwhile, the […]

The Real Man-Made God!

September 21, 2009

I had a really interesting…and frightening…thought today.  But, have you ever considered how government is becoming like a god? Let’s think about this for a minute.  When things went wrong, people used to cry out to their deity of choice for relief.  Who do we cry out to now?  The government!  Most religions have some […]

Around the World…and Healthcare Non-Reform?

September 14, 2009

In world news, Germany faces energy decisions that are changing power lines (pun intended).  Due to be phased out by 2022 after the Greens passed legislation in 2000, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is trying to revamp and start construction again.  Despite the expense of building nuclear plants, they are cheap to run.  And, with […]

More Unkept Promises…

September 10, 2009

Did anyone see the latest ideas from Congress on limits to healthcare? Yep. This makes good stuff available to those UNDER 25, but not over. The measure — offered by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont. — would impose new fees on some healthcare industry segments to help offset the estimated $880 billion in […]

Big Brother Is About To Grow

September 4, 2009

Go ahead and post your comments on the White House’s publicly accessible sites. Just be prepared. The government is hiring vendors to market and store your information. The National Legal and Policy Center, or NLPC, revealed the White House New Media team is seeking to hire a technology vendor to collect data such as comments, […]

Immigration, Democrats Duck-and-cover, and The FDA

May 15, 2009

For those who think the United States is alone in it’s immigration troubles, you should check out Italy’s immigration situation. Kind of reminds me of how the US deals with Cuban refugees. If they are fond at sea they are returned to Cuba, if found on land, they are on arrested. Meanwhile, the Obama administration […]