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The “Evils” of Capitalism

I love this. I guess actions do speak louder than words. Or, I guess in this case, actions make the words speak LOUDER. It is soooo ironic that the most of the world is trending away from socialism towards capitalism, while ‘we’ are doing just the opposite. Look at the amazing prosperity of socialist Venezuela. […]

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You Can Keep Your (Insurance Policy/Doctor), Can’t You?

I had it in my mind that I was going to avoid being too political, but I can’t help it now. Here’s a story… (By the way, I’m not going to use anyone’s name here. If you want to, you could do a couple searches and figure it out yourself, but it’s not my fault […]

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Where’s My Yacht?

While I was pedalling into work this morning, I was listening to the morning show on KBOI radio. The talk of the day was all about “free” cell phones and other government waste. Wow. I had no idea how stupid this phone program is. Really opened my eyes. The original intent of the program was […]

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The Republicans are S.O.L.

With all this talk about the sequester, and with Obama apparently wanting to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of income tax in America by giving us more of it, I’m finding myself pretty close to giving up. It’s just way too hard to make sense of any of this. The inmates are actually running the […]

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John Kerry Must Be Worth It, I Guess

Secretary of State “Why the Long Face?” John Kerry was under the protection of more security during his recent trip to Virginia than was deployed to Benghazi before last year’s terrorist attack. Makes ya kinda wonder, doesn’t it? On Kerry’s first day as head of the State Department, four agents were on hand when he […]

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Are You Losing Your Health Coverage?

I had a conversation with a liberal a few months ago about Obamacare. I kept asking for him to explain how we’d pay for it, he kept telling me how he was excited a lot of underprivileged people would now have health care. I never got an answer and, needless to say, the “debate” went […]

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Shocking Failure?

Ah, the hybrid car. You know, people who have them seem to think they are the slickest thing since sliced bread. I don’t blame them though, the electronics alone are worthy of a NASA space mission. But, can the past crop of hybrid cars really be called “hybrid”? I remember many years ago when one […]

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Can We Inflate Our Way Out of Debt?

Obama: We can’t cut our way into prosperity. Republicans: We can’t tax our way into prosperity. Man behind the curtain: Hey, why not inflate our way into prosperity? It’s a simple theory. If you have a lot of fixed costs (mortgage, car loans, student loans, credit cards, medical bills, etc.), and your income doubles, then […]

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Kwazy Superbowl – The Monday After

Wow, that SuperBowl was fun. Kaepernick looked like a rookie, we had an exciting power outage, the commercials were OK, and the game did not get out of hand. Actually, it’s been quite awhile since we had a boring lop-sided game. As I stated the other day – I had no horses in this race, […]

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16 Trillion

I’ve decided that’s how I’m going to respond to everything the next time I have a “debate” with a liberal. It doesn’t happen very often (the debate, that is), but it always frustrates me to no end. More than once I’ve had to deal with responses like, “You obviously know your facts and figures, BUT […]

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Bread and Circuses

Here’s one of my favorite quotes. It took me awhile to track it down because in my mind I had attributed the phrase “bread and circuses” to Thomas Jefferson. I believe Thomas did mention “bread and circuses” somewhere in his writings, but not in this (the current entitlement-heavy political environment) context. Here it is… A […]

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Rats

The aftermath of the election has been enlightening, to say the least. Basically, the big population centers re-elected Obama. Taken to the extreme – the people who “live like rats” re-elected him. Go figure. If you look at a map of the electorate by county (the smallest division I’ve seen to date), most of the […]

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What Do We Pay “Them”?

I found this interesting. See what you think. Here is a breakdown of what we (yes, we – the people) pay the current Whitehouse staff. $40,000-$70,000 Researchers, assistants and analysts ($40,000 or so) Scheduler ($58,000) Speechwriter ($60,000) –Note: might explain why Obama’s speeches are so crappy $70,000-$100,000 Director of White House Operations ($85,000) Special Assistant […]

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