Saturday, September 17, 2011

Poor Adolph!

(Via Timebomb2000)



For me, these things area guilty pleasure, and this one may be the best so far.

"Atlas Shrugged" was a Warning, not a Manual: Where is Ragnar Danneskjöld when you need him?

(Via the Drudge Report)

It may not be cargoes of machine tools, food or raw materials, but a cargo of currency--even fiat currency--could go a long way.

Little Timmy "Tax Cheat" Geithner has told our bestest buddies, the European bankers, that "Sure, we'll be happy to trade our pretty worthless paper for your pretty worthless paper." In and of itself, as long as it is at the current rate of exchange, no damage done.

But long run, this could turn into another taxpayer bailout, this time of foreign central banks. Yes, I've heard all the arguments, which pretty much boil down to "If they go, they'll take us with them!!!" There is some truth to those arguments, but at the end of the day, we're all going to go down anyway.

I simply prefer to go down in different company, thanks all the same.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Hard to imagine a T-Rex in feathers

The age of dinosaurs was a feathery one.

My worldview has been dreadfully upset.

Hi there!

Anyone remember me?

You might want to start paying attention to my whereabouts before I show up on a milk carton.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Are you a John Wayne fan?

(Via CNBC)

Some of The Duke's personal possessions are going up for auction.

Funny

The Fed wants to know how big banks would have an orderly wind-down of business in a crisis.

Yeah, I bet in a bank failure there's going to be all sorts of order to be found.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Polite?

Mr. Polite may have been less than polite to the intruders who broke into his home, but he had the right idea.

A Winston-Salem homeowner fired two shots at several teens who had broken into his house early Monday morning, Winston-Salem police said.

We just need to work on that aim....

Hey rich folks!

(Via Big Hollywood)

You don't have to wait! Send all that extra money in now!

Don't agree with all of it...

But there is a lot of stuff in "How to Beat Terrorism: Refuse to Be Terrorized" that's worthy of consideration.

Want graphic evidence that capitalism is better than any other ism?

(Via RobertaX)

A light map of the Korean peninsula.

Well I'll be...

(Via Karen de Coster)

It seems that our Fiddlin' Government actually keeps track of the real level of unemployment in the country.

Currently at 16.4%.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A decade later

So here we are, at the end of a week-long festival of sackcloth and ashes over 9/11. Not to belittle the actual event, mind you--I'm talking about the media trying to reopen a national wound 3,000 people deep.

After all that has been done since that day, are we safer? Perhaps marginally. In reality, not really. The next time won't be airliners flying into buildings; they'll figure something else big and showy to do. We have to be right every time to prevent it; they only have to be right once to do it. Eventually, we'll fail.

We're definitely given up a lot of our rights. Homeland (In)Security, "Patriot" Acts I & II and a host of other laws, plus the nature of a people who are seemingly happy to become sheep have ensured that.

I remember telling a coworker on September 12, 2001 that if we were not very careful, we would do far more damage to ourselves than any terrorists ever could.

I take no pleasure in being proven correct.