Monthly Archives: July 2015

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words (or is it Jokes?)

The American Medusa–turning voters to stone, one photo at a time

I can see why Bill is staying in Arkansas.

Hell Hath No Fury? [courtesy Google Images]

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Posted by on July 31, 2015 in 2016 Election, Hillary for President


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Inflation or Deflation?

Inflation or Deflation? [courtesy Google Images]

Inflation or Deflation?
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There is always evidence of inflation.  Some prices are rising.

There’s also always evidence of deflation.  Some prices are falling.

Whether we live in a time that can be accurately described as “inflationary” or “deflationary” depends on whether prices are predominantly rising or predominantly falling.

Right now, we seem to live at a time that’s confused and unclear.  More importantly, we are living in a moment where it’s unclear whether we are headed to more deflation or more inflation.

To understand where we might be headed, here are some arguments:



•  Inflation makes debts cheaper and easier to repay since they are repaid with devalued, inflated, cheaper dollars.

Inflation tends to stimulate the economy by making currency less valuable and thereby increasing the consumers’ inclination spend quickly and before their currency loses its value.

Inflation is typically associated with economic booms.

Inflation is great for borrowers and debtors and terrible for lenders and creditors.

As the world’s biggest debtor and borrower, in order to survive, the US government wants and even needs inflation.

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Posted by on July 30, 2015 in Inflation/Deflation, Money


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Murdoch & MSM vs Trump

Murdoch vs Trump [courtesy Google Images]

Murdoch vs Trump
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Rupert Murdoch is one of the world’s most powerful media moguls

According to The New York Times (“Titans Clash as Donald Trump’s Run Fuels His Feud With Rupert Murdoch”),


“Rupert Murdoch never thought much of Donald J. Trump. . . . ‘Phony’ was how Mr. Murdoch often described him to friends.”


Several years ago, Mr. Murdoch’s New York Post reported that the exclusive Maidstone golf club in East Hampton planned to deny Mr. Trump a membership, Mr. Trump screamed that he would sue for libel.

Trump and Murdoch aren’t pals.

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Posted by on July 25, 2015 in 2016 Election, Trump


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Planned Parenthood

The best terms I’ve seen to describe the sale of organs from aborted babies by Planned Parenthood are “depraved” and “moral depravity”.

But there are several questions that will have to be answered:

1.  Did the corporation “Planned Parenthood” actually derive any reportable income from the sale of parts of aborted babies?  I.e., did any of money generated go to the corporation?

2.  Were the “profits” acquired only by Planned Parenthood employees who sold baby parts strictly in their own, personal capacity and pocketed 100% of the resulting income?

3.  Did the Planned Parenthood corporation know that some of their employees were personally profiting from the sale of parts of murdered babies?  I.e., did the Planned Parenthood corporatioin tacitly, but not officially, condone the sale of body parts as a secret, financial “perq” for some key employees?

4.  Was the money paid to Planned Parenthood and/or its employees paid in the form of cash, checks, or both?

5.  Who bought the baby parts?  Is the purchase or possession of baby parts a crime in itself?  Are the buyers liable?  Are they even identifiable?

Here’s a short video on the subject:

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Posted by on July 24, 2015 in Abortion, Video


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Congress is Wheelin’ and Dealin’

Deal2Today, The Washington Examiner published an article entitled “Kerry:  U.N. has the right to vote on Iran deal before Congress.”  The article focused on the recent preliminary agreement between Iran and the U.S. on the subject of nuclear weapons for Iran.

Including the headline, the article has 260 words.  The word “deal” appeared five times.  The word “treaty” didn’t appear even once.

Of course, The Washington Examiner article was not a Supreme Court decision.  We can’t assume that the article’s word choices reflect the actual law and relies on legal terms.  Still, it’s odd that the article repeatedly describes this agreement between the nations of Iran and the U.S. as a “deal” but never once called it a “treaty”.

Shouldn’t we expect that an agreement between two nations would be called a “treaty”?

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Trump vs. McCain

[courtesy Google Images]

[courtesy Google Images]

I’ve been delighted by Donald Trump’s candidacy for the presidency.  His blunt, take-no-prisoners style of speaking is exciting.  Somebody is trying to tell the truth.  By telling the truth himself, Trump is forcing other candidates to do the same.

From the beginning of Trump’s campaign (two weeks ago?), I though that the major danger was that the outspoken Trump would make a brash remark that was both outrageous and false and thereby expose himself as something of a buffoon.  Once he made that one stupid remark, the opposing candidates and mainstream news media would never let him or the public forget it.  His candidacy might be ruined.

Last week, when Trump first challenged Senator John McCain’s status as a Viet Nam war hero, my first reaction was “Oh, crap–Trump has already lost it and made that fatal, brash remark. He was doing so well with the illegal aliens–why’d he have to open a second front in his campaign by criticizing McCain?”

In fact, Trump’s statements about McCain were fairly mild.  As seen in the following video, Trump didn’t call McCain out.  He just made a couple of offhand remarks.  One of which–that McCain was a Viet Nam war “hero” only because he was captured–must’ve rumpled the feathers of other soldiers who’d also been captured in Viet Nam.  From a political perspective, although Trump’s comment about McCain was true, it was politically incorrect and not evidence of the sort of political genius we associate with Bill Clinton—which is probably good, but still . . . .

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Posted by on July 21, 2015 in 2016 Election, Trump, Video


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“America Is Sick of Black Men”

The following video reminds me of a classic Chris Rock joke from the 1990s.  Talking about race relations in his neighborhood in New York city, Rock said something like,   “Whites are getting along with blacks; blacks are getting along with whites–but somebody gotta do somethin’ ’bout dese niggers!”  That joke was hilarious and shocking 15 or 20 years ago.  Today, it’s old news.

But that joke illustrates that there’s a schism in the “African-American community”:  There’s both good blacks and bad niggers.  Not all blacks hate whites.  Not all niggers are out to get “Whitey”.  More than a few good blacks are ashamed of their race.

The truth is that good blacks are more likely to be robbed, raped or killed by a worthless niggers than they are by white cops.  Good blacks have more to fear from niggas than whites.  And yet, the “good blacks” tend to keep their mouths shut in order to support blacks in relation to whites.

Result?  The good blacks are afraid to to speak out against the bad niggers.  Afraid to speak out in self-defense, the good blacks are also inhibited from acting in self-defense.  Unable or unwilling to speak out and defend themselves against the race-rioting mantras of bad niggers, the whole black community becomes increasingly despised, ignored and abandoned.

But, here’s a video of one black man who’s willing to speak out and run the risk of telling unpleasant truths about the “complete and utter dysfunction of the African-American Negro”.  This man is saying what many whites and some blacks are thinking but almost no black or white is willing to say in public.

So long as good blacks feel compelled to keep silent, pretend they don’t see the truth, and maintain their “politically correct” personas, sooner or later, we may see all of that pent-up truth suddenly erupt in an episode of violence unseen since the Civil War.  It’s time for some honest discussion about race.  Not just about whites, but about blacks too, and most of all, about niggers.

The heart of the discussion might go to “entitlements”.  I believe the idea that some of us enjoy special “entitlements” for which we have not personally worked for and earned is dangerous and self-destructive to individuals as well as nations.  Entitlements are based on the presumption that one group (as innocent victims of previous injustice) is “entitled” by that injustice to collect money from a second group who is “obligated” to pay for having committed that injustice.  Entitlements aren’t charity.  They are based on the idea that one group or another is involuntarily compelled by law to support another group.  In the case of blacks and whites we have entitlement programs that allow blacks (who’ve never personally been slaves) to make claims on whites (who’ve never personally owned slaves) for the crime of slavery that ended most of a century before most of us were born.

The fundamental idea behind affirmative action is that we will end racism against blacks by mandating racism against whites.  Whitey doesn’t say much about being subjected to racism for crimes he never committed, but he’s thinking about it–and he’ll get made about it if the economy collapses and people tend to lose their standard of living.

In fact, there isn’t one of us who is “entitled” to one dime that he/she hasn’t personally earned.  Entitlements for some are involuntary servitude for others who are forced to pay for those entitlements.  Entitlements for some is slavery for others.  Involuntary servitude is expressly prohibited by the 13th Amendment within the States of the Union (States of “The United States of America”).  It’s not prohibited within Washington DC and/or the territories or states of the “United States”.

The video below is sometimes repetitive and sprinkled with coarse language.  But the speaker is trying to tell some painful truth.   You can see that he’s not merely angry or hurt, he’s ashamed of much of his own race.  That’s a terrible personal burden.  He’s telling his own race that the problems in the black community are caused by blacks and/or Democrats rather than white racism.

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Posted by on July 20, 2015 in Blacks, Race, Video