Friday, October 24, 2008

Economic wisdom.

Quote of the Week

'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.'

Thomas Jefferson 1802


Extermination of 25 million Americans?

FBI informant's testimony on infiltrating the Weather Underground:

The Media wants Obama.

From the Pew Research Center:

Voters overwhelmingly believe that the media wants Barack Obama to win the presidential election. By a margin of 70%-9%, Americans say most journalists want to see Obama, not John McCain, win on Nov. 4. Another 8% say journalists don't favor either candidate, and 13% say they don't know which candidate most reporters support.

The power of One.

Some things are more important than high gas prices or a faltering economy.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Financial crisis: We should turn to Charles Dickens in hard times, not just Little Dorrit.

The Ad No One Would Ever Dare Run

Of course, listening to that music would sap one's will to live, which might well countervail the benefit of more perfectly timed CPR.

Tigerhawk on disco's ability to save lives!

Cassandra Biden?

Rush Limbaugh:

Now, if you're Obama, and you've just got through digesting the wonderfulness of the Powell endorsement, then you hear that your highly esteemed, really, really brilliant vice presidential nominee is out there guaranteeing a world crisis in six months, and guaranteeing that Obama's poll numbers are going to be in the sewer, and begging people for support when all this happens, what is your reaction? You probably say, "Could I get Sarah Palin on my ticket?"

Biden himself expects what will appear to be a weak response from Obama to testing by a dictator.

"Mark my words," Biden warned Sunday... "It will not be six months [after the inauguration] before the world tests Barack Obama...

Thursday, October 09, 2008

A German perspective on the financial crisis and the USA.

From Der Spiegel:

The banking crisis is upending American dominance of the financial markets and world politics. The industrialized countries are sliding into recession, the era of turbo-capitalism is coming to an end and US military might is ebbing. Still, this is no time to gloat.

There are days when all it takes is a single speech to illustrate the decline of a world power. A face can speak volumes, as can the speaker's tone of voice, the speech itself or the audience's reaction. Kings and queens have clung to the past before and humiliated themselves in public, but this time it was merely a United States president.

Or what is left of him.

This is going to be one hell of an election.

From The Anchoress:

If you criticize Obama you’re a racist. If you look into his associations, you’re “being dangerous.” If Obama loses, we’re told by Democrat James Carville that Obama supporters “will riot” (the most racist thing I’ve yet heard in this election, btw) and of course, if you look into voter fraud and ACORN and its mad history of voter intimidation, fraud and suppression, well…that’s probably racist, too. Meanwhile he’s got Camp Obama going on, training folks for agitation on election day, and he’s telling his supporters to “get in their faces.”

What a leader. Seems like “the One” shouldn’t have to do all this manipulating and training, doesn’t it?


Connecting with the investor class, a huge voting block.

Larry Kudlow:

While the presidential candidates were debating in Nashville on Tuesday night the Asian stock markets were selling off by 10 percent. Earlier in the day the U.S. market plunged by 500 points. These were big-time drops, yet presidential debaters never talk about the stock market. Nashville was no exception.

Roughly $2 trillion in U.S. shareholder capital has been lost in the past 15 months. Stocks are down 20 percent over the last month alone. Those are nasty hits. Stock market people are very unhappy campers right now. And the bad-news financial statements for September are now either in the mail or on the kitchen table. But there were no references to investors either by McCain or Obama on Tuesday night. This is nuts.


of an American terrorist.

The triangle.

"Teaching invites transformations; it urges revolutions large and small. La educacion es revolucion."

The real Obama:

according to Thomas Sowell:

Part I
Part II
Part III

Wall Street 101.

Victor Davis Hanson explains the financial debacle:

How odd that all those boring lessons from our grandparents turn out to be true in the globalized, hip 21st century: Save your money. Don't borrow what you can't pay back. Look first at a man's character, not his degrees. And if a promised return on an investment seems too good to be true, it probably is.