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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

This is exactly why the gun nuts will correctly fight new gun control measures.


E. J. Dionne does us all the favor of coming right out and saying that banning assault rifles is the objective. Thus his mention of Australia. That is what they did in the 1990s. We owe him for his honesty. But note the picture of the Australian buy back program below. See your assault weapon/rifle there? Sure you do. It is your shot gun you use to go duck hunting.

Nobody needs an AR-15 or a 30 shot clip. But depending on how you define functionality, you might be talking about my hunting shot gun......."I'm not talking about your hunting guns"....oh yes you are. And that is a huge mistake.



http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ej-dionne-jr-will-we-forget-newtowns-kids/2012/12/19/c1384f52-4a13-11e2-ad54-580638ede391_story.html

Friday, December 14, 2012

Who said dat?

"Our true choice is not between tax reduction, on the one hand, and the avoidance of large federal deficits on the other. It is increasingly clear that no matter what party is in power, so long as our [needs] keep rising, an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough revenues to balance our budget—just as it will never produce enough jobs or enough profits."




Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Don't like French taxes? Move 4 furlongs into Belgium.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324024004578172970654005206.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_AboveLEFTTop


Look at the map....it is hilarious the way the French (and Californians, New Yorkers, et al.) think.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estaimpuis

2001 versus 2010...Note: too much bread, wine and cheese makes you a fat bastard.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Wisdom from today's yutes (as my cousin Vinnie would say).



An Elementary School Teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the 1st half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first-graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is a classic!

1.
Don't change horses
until they stop running.
2.
Strike while the
bug is close.
3.
It's always darkest before
Daylight Saving Time.
4.
Never underestimate the power of
termites.
5.
You can lead a horse to water but
how?
6.
Don't bite the hand that
looks dirty.
7.
No news is
impossible.
8.
A miss is as good as a
Mr.
9.
You can't teach an old dog new
math.
10.
If you lie down with dogs, you'll
stink in the morning.
11.
Love all, trust
me.
12.
The pen is mightier than the
pigs.
13.
An idle mind is
the best way to relax.
14.
Where there's smoke there's
pollution.
15.
Happy the bride who
gets all the presents.
16.
A penny saved is
not much.
17.
Two's company, three's
the Musketeers.
18.
Don't put off till tomorrow what
you put on to go to bed.
19.
Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and
you have to blow your nose.
20.
There are none so blind as
Stevie Wonder.
21.
Children should be seen and not
spanked or grounded.
22.
If at first you don't succeed
get new batteries.
23.
You get out of something only what you
see in the picture on the box.
24.
When the blind lead the blind
get out of the way.
25.
A bird in the hand
is going to poop on you.
And the WINNER and last one!
26.
Better late than
pregnant.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

What are the tax law changes for next year? Here they are.


Thanks to ECU Economics Hall of Fame graduate Greg Sisk who put this together and permitted publication.




www.funnyeconomist.com/TaxLawChanges.ppt

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hee hee.



In parochial school, students are taught that lying is a sin. However, they are also advised that using a bit of
imagination is okay to express the truth differently, without lying. Below is a perfect example of those teachings:

An attractive young woman on a flight from Ireland asked the Priest beside her, "Father, may I ask a favor?"

"Of course child. What may I do for you?"

"Well, I bought my mother an expensive hair dryer for her birthday. It is unopened but well over the Customs
limits and I'm afraid they'll confiscate it. Is there any way you could carry it through customs for me? Hide it
under your Robes perhaps?"

"I would love to help you, dear, but I must warn you, I will not lie."

"With your honest face, Father, no one will question you."

When they got to Customs, she let the priest go first. The official asked, "Father, do you have anything to declare?"

"From the top of my head down to my waist I have nothing to declare."

The official thought this answer strange, so asked, "And what do you have to declare from your waist to the floor?"

"I have a marvelous instrument designed to be used on a woman, but which is, to date, unused."

Roaring with laughter, the official said,"Go ahead, Father. Next please!"

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

All in for the lost decade. Congrats to the President.

Look to France for your future because the road map could not be clearer. Have a nice day. 





Thursday, October 25, 2012

Changing government..."One big insurance company with a military."

http://conversableeconomist.blogspot.com/2012/08/entitlements-public-investment-and.html

I think this is what Paul Krugman has called the federal government. Read the above short piece and there should be no doubt left in your mind about what we are deal with and what our future holds.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Stop fighting and love Big Brother.


"The trick is to stop thinking of it as "your" money." —IRS auditor



Thursday, October 11, 2012

Outrageous claim!

http://www.economicsdegree.net/enlightened-economists/


Click on the above link and scroll down to #72. That is just scandalous!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A podcast with Lee Ohanian.

http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2012/08/ohanian_on_the.html


Load it up on your ipod or whatever and go work out while you listen to Lee Ohanian tells us why we are only somewhat better than Europe. And why we are likely to stay there.

Monday, October 1, 2012

The World's Mad Dog. The American Embassy and the Iranian Invasion.




Thirty-three years ago Iran violated the territory of the US and took the folks in our embassy hostage. Thus began a 444 day national nightmare. At the time, the Iranians were also thinking of invading the embassy of the Soviet Union but did not. Andrei Gromyko was the Soviet foreign minister at the time and he remarked "if they would have done that, Tehran would have been a parking lot by lunch the next day". Ronald Regan took office the day the hostages were released and proclaimed "that was an act of war". Jimmy Carter did nothing, tried a failed rescue operation, and then talked, talked and talked some more. Thirty years later and it is an even bigger mess. Thanks Jimmy.

Iran is the World's Mad Dog, just as World War I Germany was proclaimed. It took World War II to finally kill the mad dog. I don't see this going very well at all.