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  • Gridlock In DC May Get a Bit Tighter [View instapost]
    My take was slightly different than Born Free taxed to Death... While the electoral votes are probably inconsequential, the acquisition of Congressional Seats could be critical. First; it isn't a given that ALL those who fled from a Blue State to a Red or Swing State were Dem's... I doubt seriously whether any State is made up, entirely, of "D's," "R's" or "I's"... Along that same line...while some State's populations increased enough to add Congressional Seats -- are the newly infused demographics sufficiently concentrated to actually offset the entrenched red-leaning/red-trending voters? Secondly; there still seems to be plenty of wind for the 'fiscal conservatism' sails... It is possible we could see a continuing trend toward red (regardless of population shifts)... Regarding "The Californication Effect," it has been my observation that they (Liberal Californians) tend to prefer (and thus relocate to) similarly liberal areas....
    Dec 28 06:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • This Congress is F-ing Unbelievable! [View instapost]
    I feel your pain!
    Dec 9 10:54 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Rare Earth Metals: China's Death Grip on the Trade War [View article]
    Absolutely! While I'm sick of China and their robotic (but brilliant) efforts to become the alpha dog - I'm more disturbed by the systemic, pathetic submission of others (USA included). Good for Japan if it stands its ground. BTW: Does it strike anyone else as ironic that these rare-earth-metals -apparently so essential to "green" technology- are, in effect, all but entirely controlled by the one country on our planet who might very well be the least altruistic of all? Environmentalists (and our pals on Capitol Hill) do not "help" technology, the earth-or its inhabitants- when their actions virtually ensure these vital resource industries are relegated (so completely) to those who are, to put it kindly -pragmatic to the extreme? I don't advocate protectionism--but I think Our Country is becoming far too dependent in this, and many other critical areas...
    Oct 1 10:46 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New Job Opportunity - Spitting at the Moon [View article]
    ...The new mantra is "lives touched" - can't get much more subjective (and preposterous) than that...
    Sep 5 12:45 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • New Job Opportunity - Spitting at the Moon [View article]
    I'm with you, davidbdc - spitting at the moon is not very appealing... And although I do love college football, I think I'll go the discrimination route (because spitting is such a guy thing and I think that'll be pretty easy to prove in court). When I win (which I will because the lib's want me to), I'll demand a post analyzing patterns in global references to the moon (because people notice so much without realizing it). Anyway; as the moon is so important - controlling tides and all, AND as the oceans are changing (do to AGW, of course) - this would seem a very wise use of taxpayer funds. Of course, considering the importance of this work, I would expect, for my efforts, the world on a silver platter, a heap of dough and plenty of surreptitious favors ...As I love all humans (and puppies), the last thing I'd want is for someone to feel left out...and it's a proven fact that what people don't know, won't hurt them.

    OMG. Amen. Big government makes less sense than my ridiculous post...
    Sep 5 12:06 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What It All Means By: Charles Payne [View instapost]
    Well said, Charles; well said...
    Jul 10 10:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Scott Brown Nixes FinReg: $19B Is a Big Deal [View article]
    "How in the world is this bill going to cost us $19 billion in governmental expenditures?" Where there's a will - there's a way.

    It seems to me that too many influential people have come to regard money as some abstract extrapolation of what's "wrong;" and, conversely, a "priceless" tool for what's "right." And while that may be true to some extent - there are, unfortunately (or not, depending on your point of view) few notions more subjective than "right" and "wrong." Ideology vs. Constitutionality is no contest, as far as I'm concerned.
    Jun 30 10:57 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Continue to Lower Your Home Price Expectations [View article]
    I wonder if these opinions take into consideration the armies of speculators who never seem to run out of monopoly money and are, as we speak, buying up tons of properties with offers that EXCEED current listing prices (at least they are in Bend, OR and Phoenix, AZ). Not to say these types of transactions were the root cause of our problems, but--at least in my neck of the woods--they were the first in a string of events that coerced a contrived escalation in our real estate markets... They were the harbingers of our RE frenzy and implosion...
    Jun 23 11:00 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Gusher of Anger [View article]
    hope you made it to bed before you stacked those z's... :-D
    Jun 18 09:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Gusher of Anger [View article]
    Wow... What? Here's my confusion:

    1. A member of Girl Scouts (6-8 yrs of age).
    2. A bar of moist, chocolate cake, often with nuts.
    3. A small sprite thought to do helpful work at night.
    4. A brown trout.

    As none of these seem to fit - one has to wonder where you're coming from - A little more clarity might be in order. As it stands, this comment could be taken very poorly...
    Jun 17 10:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Gusher of Anger [View article]
    Candooman: Would that I could vote your comment up 100X! When this Administration can't even keep the focus on the tasks (crisis) at hand - you know their agenda is more important... Everyone concedes that stopping the flow is proving to be an immense challenge - but once the spill occurred (at the very onset) - keeping the oil off our shores--which WAS within our technical means--should have been a 911 - 5 alarm - jump-on-it-like-there'... priority. It still doesn't feel to me (nor, apparently, to those in the region) that this Administration has any real urgency about anything except pushing his "clean energy" agenda. It is a catastrophe of immeasurable proportion...
    Jun 16 11:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Spain on Deck for a Greek-Like Tragedy? [View article]
    Ain't that the truth...
    Jun 15 10:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Long Road Back to an Asset-Based Economy [View article]
    Absolutely! Guys--I'm a Designer, for God's sake! I'm not here to spoil your fun!
    Jun 15 04:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Long Road Back to an Asset-Based Economy [View article]
    ...along with the pursuit of the most perfectly poured amber(?)...
    Jun 15 03:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Spain on Deck for a Greek-Like Tragedy? [View article]
    World affairs, in general, remind of a certain parable I'm sure we've all heard:

    (paraphrased): Man on roof in torrential rain calls for God to help him avoid certain death in the rising flood waters... Not one, but two, three, even four boats come to facilitate his rescue - But no: the man denies common sense and forgoes rational course for his own preconceived notion of divine intervention... Well; of course he drowns. In Heaven - he laments: why Lord, did you let me die? I trusted you to save me! God quickly and firmly responds - I sent help four times... why did YOU choose to stay and drown?

    Not to trivialize (or over-simplify) the enormity of current challenges, but it seems to me that - where needed most - common sense (and blunt respect for reality) are in short supply.

    Jun 15 12:17 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment