Author Archive

Nanny State Stupidity from DC

See this Wall Street Journal article for details, How Washington Ruined Your Washing Machine, including why you can no longer buy a top loading washer rated better than “mediocre or worse” by Consumer Reports.  Note that in 1995, 13 out of 18 tested by CR were rated “excellent” and the other 5 were rated “very […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Clayton Christensen: The Survivor

Superbly written and inspiring article at Forbes about the health challenges faced by highly regarded author and Harvard professor Clayton Christensen. Christensen’s influential book, The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail, is a must read for every business person, as it captures and explains the essence of the process of innovation, […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Bad News/Good News

From Zero Hedge regarding QEII – an unmitigated disaster.  Also, see banks face new headwinds.  Big trouble brewing, however the good news is that the bad news has to come before the good news, although there’s probably significant lead time involved.  The economy cannot really turn around until it clears the toxic assets (and in […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Amazing Coincidence?

Or simply a reflection of endemic institutional fraud throughout America? The three articles referenced below appeared in My Google Reader inbox today, prompting these thoughts. First, we have the AJC reporting that Fulton County has inflated housing values for tax collection. “Morris filed suit against the Fulton County Board of Tax Assessors, alleging the county […]

Read the rest of this entry »

McChrystal Legacy – a case study for war college?

Stanley McChrystal is a liberal who voted for Obama and banned Fox News from his HQ TV. Which may at least partly explain how he became the first U.S. general to be lost in combat while giving an interview to Rolling Stone: They’ll be studying that one in war colleges around the world for decades. […]

Read the rest of this entry »

One of those pictures worth several thousand words?

Each additional dollar borrowed is now generating a REDUCTION in GDP of almost $.50.   For more background and details, visit Nathan’s Economic Edge (h/t to Business Insider).

Read the rest of this entry »

Dems Eat Their Own?

The Democrats are considering a parliamentary maneuver to brazenly and arrogantly avoid the “up or down vote” that Obama has demanded for Obamacare.  Should they decide to  do so, they will “slaughter” and “eat their own”, as the Wall Street Journal says more eloquently below, all for the sake of power.  Move over Jim Jones, let Harry and Nancy take over…and start passing out […]

Read the rest of this entry »

Why Government Needs Downsizing – Example #1 (many more expected!)

With nonsense like this going on, it won’t be long before even liberals begin demanding the downsizing of government – that’s the only effective way to limit it’s intrusion into our lives. Troopers raid popular bars for unlicensed beers | Philadelphia Daily News | 03/08/2010 IT WAS ELIOT NESS and the Untouchables, as played by […]

Read the rest of this entry »