Pedestrian Politics

Don't Eat Your Young! Please, No Fratricide!

My goodness!  Operation Moron is waaay behind schedule.  Give me a break on that.  My day job kept me away and I just moved to a new house. Let’s Employ the Reagan Rule. The Republican field is shaping up nicely.  Pay no attention to the early poles.  Especially where it applies to your favorite candidate. […]

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When a Broken Clock Gets It Right

Hand me down my foil hat!  Conspiracies abound! It has been said by the religiously inclined that the biggest trick the devil ever pulled off was to make people think he didn’t exist.  It allows him to run wild and wreak havoc unchecked.  Unaware of the source of evil, people can’t stop him.  This is […]

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Canard of the Week: Free trade Agreements

The government is notorious for creating terms that are utterly devoid of truth.  Affordable Care Act leaps to mind.  So I will occasionally dedicate space to the vetting of a fun canard. This week, free trade agreements. Does anyone know who Fred Hochberg is?  I didn’t until today.  He is the present head of the […]

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Simple but Critical Economic Awareness

This comes to us from Jessica Burns, of St. Louis, MO, a wonderful lady and always the smartest duck in the room. One of the reasons we end up in a snit during a market correction and politicians start mucking about with the economy is because we fail to realize how important the corrections are and […]

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I May Be Losing Touch With Reality!

I never thought I’d see the day that I’d miss these two people.  I remember when they did their jobs, I was left thinking that sticking needles in my eyes would be more fun than listening to them.  But I should be more careful for that which I wish. The Previous Migraine The first of […]

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He's going to do it!

I have said here and to friends many times that the only way Obama enacts the policies issued to him by Valerie Jarrett is through authoritarianism.  I also said I suspect the cabal in the White House to be arrogant enough to thwart the election process. Obama has a large ego but it is as […]

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Ebama Takes On Obola "Scientifically"…

…(which is to say arbitrarily and without the capacity for reason) Of all the scandals and crimes committed by the Obama administration, the ebola debacle shines as the most stupid.  AND IT AIN’T OVER. What is the science here? Let’s establish real parameters here.  The primary lies about ebola are the ways we are told […]

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Operation Moron

May ’15 Update:  The idea is catching on.  But your representatives don’t fear you yet.  So this sorry state of affairs will only continue until they hear from you.  Still, it’s good to see that most people are paying attention. Sneak Preview These are the key points of the project: For my Democratic friends (this […]

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Since Everyone Else is Already Thinking About '16…

Alright, the speculation for 2016 has already started.  Pretty pointless because anyone who peaks now will be out of the race by the New Year.  But since were already engaging in the mental masturbation, there is a chance for me to impart some of my limitless wisdom on the arguments now shaping up. First, everybody […]

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What People Really, Really Want.

Isn’t organized religion a handy contrivance?  There isn’t anything that you can say, not a single phrase you can mutter that can’t be tied into a phrase or idea in any grand holy book.  At the end of this article is a link.  For those entrepreneurs studying for the religion business, this link is a […]

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The Man Who Lost Egypt, Libya, Iraq, etc.

In the aftermath of WWII, the world stood, jaws agape and watched China taken by a notoriously hated band of overbearing Communists.  This while an ally of the most powerful force on the planet (with tons and tons of war material left from war production that could have aided them), fled to a small island […]

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Is This the End of Hamas? Civilized Humans Hope So.

“We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.” –       Golda Meir  Western Ignorance on Parade It is most disturbing to witness the rise in blind, […]

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We're a Pathetic, Programmed Lot!

You can’t say, “colored”.  Not that you would, the word has been out of fashion, with one glaring exception, for years.  As a word, it is utterly harmless.  If you described a black person as “colored” in a sentence, there is no valid reason to assume that you would mean any harm.  But the assumption […]

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Obama's top 50 WHAT?!

The Washington Monthly, in their March/April edition of 2012, published a list of the Jerrett, er uh, excuse me; the Obama Administration’s top 50 Accomplishments.  Needless to say, a blizzard of comments followed.  I was not aware of the article until a friend on Facebook brought it to my attention in order to make the […]

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The Entire Federal Government is a Sewer. I Blame You!

 Yes, you!  I mean you…personally! Update 13 Nov 15: It seems that every election brings the clarion call of the under-educated saying we need to get rid of the Electoral College. This call is very popular among in the very places it is meant to protect. Without the EC, places like Detroit, Philadelphia, New York, […]

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A Cautionary Tale; Irresponsibility and Corruption.

Economics is a simple discipline.  It’s people who EFF it up. There is a school of thought that says by letting the value of the dollar slip again and again, we keep the price of our goods down, increasing foreign trade.  You don’t want a trade deficits, right? Well, who the hell cares?  Markets come […]

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See?!?!?! This is why Republicans don't win more elections!

Well, I suppose I should concede that there are several reasons the Republican party snatches defeat from the jaws of victory. The one we’ll visit with here comes to us from John Alley of the Fredericksburg Coalition of Reason (FredCoR).  It seems Al Bedrosian (R – Roanoke County, Va) needs to go away for a little […]

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The Tell: How Jay Carney signals to everyone that the Administration is unworthy of our trust.

I want to play poker with James Carney.  I want to see him throw a handful of blue chips after drawing two cards.  Then I want to watch that little turd’s left, upper lip fold back and his head drift down and to the left when he declares his bet. Carney came to this White […]

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Let Us Pray!

11 March 2014 Tonight, the well of the Senate has been transmogrified into a church.  Adherents are gathered to give witness to the power of the gods of climate.  They will piously warn of the devastation that awaits us if we listen to the apostate flat-earthers who doubt the holy writ.  They will ignore the MASSIVE ice […]

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See?!?! This is Why I Can't Have Nice Things!

It’s been reported that there is, yet again, an activity and some tools that people are employing for pleasure which have the added benefit of helping them end an unhealthy relationship with something harmful.  And here’s the worst part; they are doing it on their own without supervision and taxation, beyond sales tax, of the […]

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