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  • This may be the time for that divorce

    11/18/2012 8:04:57 PM PST · 13 of 32
    dajeeps to campg

    I don’t think secession is the answer because there are liberals everywhere. They will come, vote for liberal stuff, get sticker shock when they have to pay for it and move like they do now between different states. And it is a bit drastic when we haven’t tried nullification, where a State stands up for its sovereignty within the Union. We have to stop voting for state politicians who are chicken and won’t stand up and just say no to Uncle Sam.

  • Obama dominates Romney in Russian opinion poll

    10/31/2012 7:55:57 AM PDT · 5 of 22
    dajeeps to TigerClaws

    “a whopping 41 per cent of respondents said they want to see President Obama voted back into the White House”

    If they like him so much, why don’t they just take him off our hands? I’d be happy to pitch in for the shipping.

  • Romney Video

    09/04/2012 4:59:19 AM PDT · 10 of 12
    dajeeps to nikos1121

    I this kind of stuff is good. It’s important to restore respectability and leadership to the office. I think, however, that there might be too much emphasis on the Romneys’ personally. They are great people. I have nothing against them, but this election isn’t about them, at least in my mind. The election is about us, our future, and that of posterity. I was really disappointed in Romney’s acceptance speech because he didn’t talk that much about the problems and the solutions, but about himself for more than half of it. It’s true, he’s no Ronald Reagan, but he could at least take a queue from how he approached both his election and the office - with humility and common sense, free market principles.

  • MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell: Paul Ryan “not a pick for women”

    08/12/2012 4:13:55 PM PDT · 54 of 66
    dajeeps to SeekAndFind

    Romney/Ryan better for just about everyone than the bankruptcy ticket of Obama/Biden. And this thing about women is a stupid thing to say because I’m a woman and the government has done zilch for me. Does Andrea assume that all women need WIC etc? How insulting.

  • Is it time to simply outlaw marriage and just start over with something more fair and equal?

    08/08/2012 7:28:41 AM PDT · 5 of 38
    dajeeps to sickoflibs

    I think the better approach would be to flatten the tax code, stop trying to manipulate people with it, and get government out of the business of marriage regulation. It makes a mess out of everything else it touches, and so seems like the more fitting thing to have marriage be the very personal and spiritual thing it was intended to be instead of the very public thing to be mocked by social deviants that it has become.

  • The Coming Surge for New Jobless Claims

    08/08/2012 7:20:39 AM PDT · 4 of 12
    dajeeps to SeekAndFind

    We need to stop the insanity of central planning in energy as a first priority to allow markets to provide a broader range of transportation fuels and consumer choice choice based on price sensitivity. At the very least, we need to break down regulatory barriers to affordable conversion of existing gasoline powered vehicles to CNG hybrids... or anything else that would allow us to escape the very real economic damage from being locked into gasoline by the regulatory structure.

  • 54.5 MPG and The Law of Unintended Consequences

    08/08/2012 7:03:28 AM PDT · 43 of 100
    dajeeps to Kaslin

    I agree with this article completely. I would add, however, that a larger portion of the problem is higher up the food chain at regulation of energy and association with environmental protection. It inhibits free market choice of fuel options for transportation, locking us into government’s choice of fuel, leading to politically motivated and incoherent regulatory actions such as these in addition to economic issues rising from neglect of serious supply issues regarding the choice fuel. It’s a central planning nightmare that puts us all in the poorhouse, if we survive long enough to get there.

  • Our Odds of Beating Obama Are Better By Dumping Mitt in a Brokered Convention

    08/02/2012 8:28:26 PM PDT · 22 of 131
    dajeeps to rightjb

    No thanks. Don’t need the negativity and Republicans beating each other up two months before the election as it would be a great way to do the typical Republican thing of pulling defeat out of the jaws of victory. Romney is not my preferred candidate, but I can say that Obama is even farther from that description. Even my cat would be a better President than Obama, and so I am far more willing to give Romney a chance than risk having more of Mr. Awesomely-terrible.

  • Supreme Court Health Care Decision Energizes Republicans, Tea Party

    06/30/2012 10:06:33 PM PDT · 2 of 12
    dajeeps to Marcus
    Too bad not energizing it for the Judicial Reform Act of 1802 2013.
  • The Case for John Roberts

    06/29/2012 9:26:48 PM PDT · 34 of 190
    dajeeps to Ernest_at_the_Beach

    Why are they circling the wagons around Roberts trying to make the same kind of subversive judgements made from the court in the past into something that it isn’t. We should just be proud it was a conservative doing it instead of a liberal??

    Thomas Jefferson said Roberts is wrong in his dissent on the Bank of the United States. In it he said that the general powers must be construed so that they give meaning to the rest of the document, otherwise there would be no purpose for enumerated powers, and the 10th amendment would have no meaning. The government cannot just tax for the heck of it. It taxes to pay the debts which can only be incurred by exercising enumerated powers. It means that if ObamaCare is an invalid exercise under the commerce power there are no debts that can be legally incurred by it or a tax imposed for which to pay them.

  • JUSTICE ROBERTS, THE MOST HATED MAN IN AMERICA

    06/29/2012 10:07:38 AM PDT · 14 of 93
    dajeeps to Red Badger

    What is the point of having enumerated powers of congress if everything that fall outside of that is going to be herded into the taxing power as a catch-all by treacherous cowards? If you ask me, Roberts implicitly overruled Marbury vs. Madison and there will no stopping government now short of nullification, disobedience or revolution.

  • Awake.

    06/29/2012 9:37:43 AM PDT · 5 of 20
    dajeeps to Signalman

    This is the guy who tried to spin Roberts treachery into some plan of political genius to hand us a momentary window of expediency. Forget reviving and preserving constitutional limits on government for the safety of our kids and grand kids. Really what’s going to happen to them when the next, smarter and more effective Obama comes along? We are even more done after the Roberts sellout than we were we started. It just hasn’t caught up to us yet.

  • Will President Obama's Re-election Doom Fracking?

    06/26/2012 7:17:06 PM PDT · 10 of 15
    dajeeps to raptor22

    I’ll worry about Obama being re-elected when it happens. For now, I’m much happier believing that the odds are against it.

  • Obama: U.S. needs 'bottom-up economics'

    06/22/2012 8:37:56 PM PDT · 18 of 35
    dajeeps to Free ThinkerNY

    Where have we heard this before?

    How’s that Hope and Change Workin’ Out for You?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OvawHUvpvWc

  • The Conservative Case For Single Payer Health Care (Its the Competitiveness, Stupid)

    06/16/2012 8:27:53 PM PDT · 26 of 58
    dajeeps to goldstategop

    Nothing is ever more expensive than when it’s free and we have way too much debt to be able to afford it. Just look at what’s happening in Europe and then say it’s a good idea.

  • Obama: Bain “Is Not A Distraction, This Is What This Campaign Is Gonna Be About” (video)

    05/21/2012 2:23:13 PM PDT · 8 of 18
    dajeeps to Free ThinkerNY

    Whatever Romney’s record in his private capacity is, it can’t be even closely compared to the massive job destroying policies Obama has adopted during his term. Even my cat would be a better president that Obama.

  • GOP Delegate Allocation Fundamentals Need to Be Changed

    05/14/2012 1:32:52 AM PDT · 10 of 46
    dajeeps to Vigilanteman

    I just want to add something else to my earlier comment. Rick Santorum lost because he can’t deliver Pennsylvania. And if you can’t deliver that, even when it is your home state, you shouldn’t even be in the race. So, unless we think we can win the general election by also skewing electoral votes, this plan is more likely to backfire than it is to gain anything meaningful in the long run.

  • GOP Delegate Allocation Fundamentals Need to Be Changed

    05/14/2012 1:07:08 AM PDT · 9 of 46
    dajeeps to Vigilanteman

    I’m not really sure how much water this holds. New York didn’t vote until April 24 and California has yet to vote. How is it that the first and third most populous states that are blue could not be counted in your assumptions, considering the other two candidates were pretty much done by the 24th? I’m not suggesting that your theory is flawed, but there isn’t much quantitative evidence to support it. Also, it might not be such a grand idea to have some votes count more than others unless you can accept some lost opportunity or unintended consequences. The system is skewed enough to where people perceive it as crooked, and instead of embracing the crookedness full throttle and skewing it to a result one set of party bosses want instead of another set, it might be better to make it more fair and transparent.

    I’d can the open primary and then go about getting rid of the caucus before I’d resort to this plan.

  • Frank discussion re our loss to Obama/Romney and the future direction of FR and tea party movement

    05/07/2012 10:38:47 PM PDT · 1,480 of 1,525
    dajeeps to Jim Robinson

    This is exactly where the RINOs expected to leave us, with no other choice but to bend over, as they did with Dole, GW and McCan’t. We know where that road leads. It leads to the same kind of selling out of the forgotten men to carry the ever expanding burdens of big government, while the politicians enrich themselves and go on with business as usual doling out favors to their friends and skewing markets for their benefit.

    We have accomplished nothing, not even anything close to restoring the extraordinary political work of Ronald Reagan that made the kind of lives we lived from his time up to the crash of mortgage scam possible. It is gone, buried under a layer of RINO guano so think it is out of reach.

    Obama didn’t start this, and is not the root cause. His is just the last name on the very long list of politicians that added more to the train of abuses of the forgotten man, and no outcome of 2012 will do anything more than change the names over the doors of power to do so or the inevitable consequences of it. They do not care about us, never have, and will not until we make them care; and that doesn’t just go for the politicians themselves, but the people who are voting these subversives into office in the first place. There is no other way to finally get this over with, and we would not be the first generation to make hard to choices to go full bore into the unknown for the possibility to rid ourselves of the scourges of tyranny, knowing full well what the consequences of no longer capitulating to it mean. With God as my witness, I would gladly go through whatever it takes, if means a possibility to end this madness once and for all. The faster the consequences from what has been done to us come, the better off we will all be, even it means we have the fight of our lives.

  • Conservative-GOP marriage over?

    05/07/2012 9:31:16 PM PDT · 9 of 173
    dajeeps to Bigtigermike

    It isn’t just conservatives, either. I am not a conservative, but a classical liberal and I feel like there is just no more redemptive quality in the GOP. Free markets, fostering of copious competition, and respect for property rights and individual freedom is all that I am interested in and there is just no reason to believe that is what the party cares about.

    There is a toxic cloud over the beltway of late, created by hyper-partisanship and the politics of personal enrichment at the expense of everyone else. It is the ugliest thing I have ever seen, and don’t care much to contribute to it. I cannot stop what others do with their votes, but they feed the cloud to the peril of us all. May God watch over us and not deny his providence for the sake of the faithful in the very trying days and years that lay ahead.

  • The Moral Infrastructure (Thomas Sowell on OWS)

    05/07/2012 2:04:58 PM PDT · 15 of 19
    dajeeps to jazusamo

    James Madison said regarding Shays’ Rebellion:

    “Abuse of liberty is as much a danger to the people as abuse of power.”

    It doesn’t matter the nature of their complaints, real or imagined, the way they are going about expressing them is uncivil and illegal. I hope they get pepper-sprayed again and again until they figure out that that is not how we handle public discourse.

    I agree that there is too much footsie going on between the well-connected and government and the forgotten man is getting dumped on and taken advantage of way too much as a result. It is the corporatism I don’t like. But not only do I not agree with their solution, which is actually the root cause instead of the cure, there is no way I could find even an ounce of solidarity with them if I did because of the uncivil way in which they carrying on about it.

  • Rubio hopes to pass DREAM Act alternative by end of summer

    05/07/2012 1:39:51 PM PDT · 24 of 45
    dajeeps to Theoria

    He likes crapping in his own nest, I guess. Without debating the merits of the substance, it seems like a really stupid thing to take up when people on our side are rightfully incensed about a lot of different things government does being in stateful derangement, immigration being one of them.

  • GOP leaders start to rally around Romney _ sort of

    05/06/2012 8:19:32 PM PDT · 21 of 23
    dajeeps to lentulusgracchus

    Both Gingrich and Santorum only suspended their campaigns and can still get delegates. No one has to vote Ron Paul to protest Willard. In fact, I’d recommend against it if you’re not interested in what Ron Paul has to say because he can wheel and deal with the delegates he gets and could end up with quite a bit of influence over things that go on in the next term.

  • Five Reasons Why Liberals Shouldn't be in Charge of Anything

    05/06/2012 12:02:16 AM PDT · 6 of 17
    dajeeps to Kaslin

    I don’t think it takes 5 reasons. I can make my mind up in one.

  • Mitt Romney Confirms Secret Meeting With Newt Gingrich Last Week

    04/01/2012 7:18:38 PM PDT · 33 of 33
    dajeeps to napscoordinator

    “I will NOT vote for Romney in the General.”

    I won’t vote for watching Dems whistle past the debt graveyard with counter productive high tax policies and more fiscal stimulus, looking for a way to pin the inevitable Greek-style financial crisis on Republicans instead of preventing it. All they care about is power and would rather be kings of chaos than not have it.

    We may not have won this battle for the nomination, but gave them a good run for their money and we haven’t been silenced. There will be plenty of opportunities to get the upper hand in the future with congressional elections and on various issues. Romney is a difficult pill to swallow but it beats staying on the path to national destitution and accompanied social disaster like our Greek friends now have. The GOP must win this one because we do not have much time to fix the problem and avoid the certain government debt crisis that will make the last three years look like some of our better days.

    You can stay home if you want, but you really should realize what it means.

  • George Zimmerman Is No Racist & Trayvon Martin Is No Martyr

    03/27/2012 8:13:31 PM PDT · 7 of 10
    dajeeps to 2ndDivisionVet

    I guess I’ve been living under a rock. Didn’t know about this until Obama opened his mouth about it. And then, I did some checking around and I found that CNN had engineered a 911 tape that supposedly had Zimmerman uttering a racial slur. Anderson Cooper did the reporting on it and when I heard it, it sounded like they created some kind of whisper out of wind noise. I knew then they were stoking the flames with lies.

    I had no idea Zimmerman is a Democrat. I’m glad it wasn’t a Tea Partier or it would be much worse.

  • GOP Voters Are Still Saying 'We Don't Want Romney!'

    02/08/2012 6:25:15 PM PST · 17 of 24
    dajeeps to Kaslin

    At the very least, Santorum, walked back a lot of his votes and offered explanations for them. He has articulated how fed up with big government we are, and he said “I get it.”

    I like Gingrich’s bold plans, but if he doesn’t get anywhere I would vote for Santorum because I think free market conservatives would at least have a fighting chance at persuasion, whereas for Romney I don’t really think so.

    If the “establishment” wanted a moderate, there are quite a few to choose from that don’t have Romney’s liberal governing baggage, the kind of baggage that will make a huge difference in the lives of everyone for years to come. And it irritates me to no end that they picked this guy, the grandmaster of forced healthcare, who resorts to the language of class warfare from the left when cornered by the press, with nary a clue as to how angry we are, not just about ObamneyCare, but about all the epic fail central planning, the spending and governing like the guy on the street just doesn’t matter. It’s got to stop. I am so irritated about this that the race, for me at least, has become more about defeating that whole mindset and showing them who is in charge.

    I am, therefore, reveling in Romney’s astounding defeat last night. I hope to see the RINO establishment running from this guy as fast as they can. If they have to get someone else, someone who we can at least feel comfortable with, and take care of the problem at the convention, then I’ll be just fine with that. As long as it isn’t Romney.

  • The Last Republican?

    02/03/2012 7:12:13 AM PST · 52 of 102
    dajeeps to Conservativegreatgrandma

    Actually it does answer the question. He has demonstrated his unapologetic commitment to big government, just not big government with the same spin as Obama. Don’t count on him reducing the scope of DC power, taming crony capitalism or doing anything meaningful with the regulatory agencies.

  • The Last Republican?

    02/03/2012 6:59:12 AM PST · 42 of 102
    dajeeps to Conservativegreatgrandma

    “Has Mr. Romney demonstrated, ever, any convictions regarding the proper size and the rightful powers of the government?”

    Short answer is no.

    The guy has the relationship between government and the people exactly backward. He proved this with his solution to the medical insurance problem in MA. Instead of correctly diagnosing the problem of skyrocketing medical costs as being government intervention in the health care markets that is distorting the pricing mechanisms, he blamed the entire problem on the people - those so called “free-riders.” And so what does he do? He mandates that folks have medical insurance as a consequence of being alive, whether they can afford it or not, or pay a huge fine, which incidentally is cheaper than insurance and doesn’t solve what he calls the “free-rider” problem at all. It simply goes to feed the bureaucracy, which is the problem in the first place.

    Romney hasn’t even acknowledged he was wrong, which someone who has seen the free-market conservative light would know beyond a shadow of a doubt that his solution was no solution at all. In fact he is still proud of his achievement, and tries to down play the importance of this policy decision by shrouding it in the 10th Amendment. But that does not cover up this rather naked truth that he is firm believer in “government knows best.”

  • Two Bad Days for the GOP

    02/03/2012 6:36:32 AM PST · 8 of 26
    dajeeps to Cincinatus' Wife

    Add to this the list of donors, a handful of multi-million dollar donors each, to his SuperPAC, including a few characters from Goldman Sachs, and Obama has his job nearly done for him. The polls don’t show it now because the general election campaigning hasn’t started, but a Romney win is going to be an uphill battle, both ways.

    I certainly hope SCOTUS does its job and strikes down ObamaCare, or we could very well be stuck with it unless we can get a veto-proof congress. And I wouldn’t count on getting that kind of congress with an Obama win.

  • Rasmussen in AZ: Romney 48, Gingrich 24 (Plus, 3 GOP candidates in dead heat against Obama)

    02/02/2012 8:26:57 PM PST · 73 of 84
    dajeeps to SeekAndFind

    Well, I think that the Republican Party is in the process of leaving me behind.

    There’s this huge myth floating around about Romney’s electability, but it’s hogwash. Romney doesn’t like to talk about the issues very much because he ends up eating loafer. He has a huge problem with the base because of ObamneyCare, which stands to reason because he represents the GOP telling the base to open wide while they shove the crap sandwich made from pulverized principle down our throats. The country is in a huge financial and economic mess because we’ve been taken for granted, followed these idiots who push mushy moderates that ended up making a huge mess. They can’t and won’t fix it because they are more concerned about power than any plight of Joe and Jane Average and the only things they want to change are the seating arrangements at the power-broker’s table.

    I certainly hope SCOTUS does its job and strikes down ObamaCare because then it will make it much easier for me to become apathetic in November. Our problems didn’t start with Obama and they won’t end by just getting rid of him.

    Anyway, I think John Adams expressed my feelings best when he said:

    ”I would quarrel with both parties and with every individual of each, before I would subjugate my understanding, or prostitute my tongue or pen to either.”

    -John Adams

  • What Is The Stupidest Thing Mitt Romney Has Done?

    12/10/2011 4:24:00 PM PST · 32 of 42
    dajeeps to writer33

    The most stupid thing is probably flip-floping. But he did something that was pretty hair-brained the other day - he attacked Gingrich for voting against GHWB’s (read my lips) tax increase.

  • How George Soros Sacked Glenn Beck

    12/10/2011 4:19:31 PM PST · 33 of 46
    dajeeps to rdb3

    I think Beck did a pretty good job on himself, he didn’t really need help going over the top. I liked him when he was exposing Obama cronies and doing history, the deeper stuff was just too deep. I had a subscription to his GBTV but canceled it after he smeared Gingrich by twisting his words around, then invited Bachmann on to smear him again. Both of them deserve each other, after she lied about Perry’s vaccination debacle, and he lied about Gingrich - two peas in a pod.

  • How What is Happening in the European Union has Prophetic Implications (Dispensational Caucus)

    12/10/2011 4:04:26 PM PST · 4 of 8
    dajeeps to GiovannaNicoletta

    I guess only time will tell as to whether this is really “the end.” But there is no saving the EZ, even with economic sovereignty given up. They are all, even Germany, drowning in debt and getting closer together isn’t going to make money appear on trees. And if you watch someone of the EU parliament action, they way they are micro managing everything there’s just no way they will grow out of debt. GB did the right thing telling them to stuff it.

  • Americans' view of Congress at all-time low (new Gallup Poll finds 76% say vote 'em out)

    12/10/2011 2:43:34 PM PST · 8 of 10
    dajeeps to NormsRevenge

    “it is possible that control of the House would flip back to the Democrats,”

    That’s exactly what Harry Reid wants and is why he’s holding everything up.

  • Occupy Wall Street: An interview with Kalle Lasn, the man behind it all

    10/15/2011 5:52:12 PM PDT · 10 of 13
    dajeeps to matt1234

    Adbusters gets a sizable portion of funding from the Tides Foundation, which gets it’s money from George Soros. Figures Spooky Dude would be behind it all.

  • Perry would throw open federal lands, slash EPA in new energy plan

    10/15/2011 10:24:30 AM PDT · 37 of 96
    dajeeps to tobyhill

    I wish he would sell this as a greater economic plan too because the high cost of energy is likely one of the largest economic problems we have right now. It shows up in the price of everything, especially groceries, and the energy plan would give people some extra disposable income.

  • The Fix Is In (Peter Schiff Explains why it will fail again)

    08/12/2011 11:43:28 PM PDT · 38 of 65
    dajeeps to dajeeps

    I think we’re just talking past each other because I am saying almost the same thing Schiff is saying, but in a different way. His basic premise, and that of the Austrian School, is that when the Fed doesn’t let the markets set interest rates, the natural and more efficient allocation of resources cannnot occur.

    What I am saying is that we are at least 10 years behind the eight-ball in aggregate supply not only because of Greenspan, but also because of the jacking of the capital reserve ratios in 2001 that lowered the reserve requirements for securities from the GSEs and governments of all levels with a rating of AA or higher to zero. ZERO! And that dramtically lowered the cost of these “investments” compared to those that would have been made in the broader private sector so we can make things and make real money off productive investments, and expand the economic base.

    Therefore, in the housing bubble, the final, sought after product was NOT houses, it was the securities behind mortgages that flowed through the GSE clearing houses and gov’t bonds. They were all gravy for the lenders because they needed no reserve for them. What that did was funnel money from pension funds and 401(k)s, etc, and convert it from productive capital into government consumption. And instead of expanding the economic base all those years, all we have is tons of securities and munis that are not worth the paper they are written on. And the opportunity cost to the economy from this is lost supply.

    We have been way over stimulated and over consumed. And the traditional view that it’s just “the consumer is out to lunch” is completely wrong. We have huge supply-side issues and the current Fed policy of ultra-low interest rates AND paying interest on reserves is not going to do anything to get us to where we need to be.

  • The Fix Is In (Peter Schiff Explains why it will fail again)

    08/12/2011 10:41:59 PM PDT · 26 of 65
    dajeeps to Steelfish

    “The present problem is Obama’s record spending- the $1T shovel-ready job that went nowhere and the public sector’s bloated costs caused primarily by unions to say nothing of the entitlement programs”

    But that IS consumption. It makes no difference to the bottom line if we spend it or if Obama spends it for us. And the fiscal stimulus didn’t work, did it? That kind of tells me that it isn’t a AD problem, but an AS problem and ultra low interest rates don’t help that.

  • The Fix Is In (Peter Schiff Explains why it will fail again)

    08/12/2011 10:30:13 PM PDT · 23 of 65
    dajeeps to Steelfish

    “By lowering interest rates US consumers are able to make the household purchases, buy homes etc.”

    Not if they have a huge debt overhang and/or no job. We need tons of new investments here, right now, and we also need to ditch the additiction to consumption as a solution to all problems. That is what has gotten into this huge mess to were we cannot pay our bills.

  • August 13th, 1981 (Thirty years ago Today)

    08/12/2011 10:15:31 PM PDT · 14 of 19
    dajeeps to Lancey Howard

    Thank you so much for your service.

    I was only 12 when Reagan was elected, and never got to vote for him. I remember the impact the Carter years had on my family, however, as my dad worked in construction of new homes and the economic problems hit us hard. In 1980, my older sister and I went to see the Rose Parade and slept on the sidewalk in Pasadena on New Year’s Eve. There were crowds there protesting Iran throughout the night, burning photos and drawings of the Ayatollah and some photos of Carter were mixed in. I really didn’t know what it meant to see people burning pictures of the president, but I clearly understand it now.

  • The Fix Is In (Peter Schiff Explains why it will fail again)

    08/12/2011 9:56:42 PM PDT · 14 of 65
    dajeeps to Steelfish

    I’m talking capital formation, not consumption.

  • August 13th, 1981 (Thirty years ago Today)

    08/12/2011 9:52:37 PM PDT · 9 of 19
    dajeeps to wjcsux

    “Every time I hear one of his speeches or see his picture, it brings tears to my eyes.”

    After living through Obamageddon, it does the same thing to me too. I really miss him.

  • The Fix Is In (Peter Schiff Explains why it will fail again)

    08/12/2011 9:48:10 PM PDT · 8 of 65
    dajeeps to sickoflibs

    The low interest rates are bad in other ways too. Who wants to take risk and make a loan for almost nothing? It might be better to just sit on cash and collect from the IOR program and wait until rates rise enough to make loaning money more worth while.

  • Hope for Supporters: Sarah Palin Tells Hannity 'I Am Still Considering A Run For President'

    08/12/2011 9:30:00 PM PDT · 30 of 236
    dajeeps to SeekAndFind

    This is kind of bad news because I don’t want Romney more than I want Sarah (sorry Sarah). If she gets in after Perry, they will split the conservitave and anti-Romney vote among too many candidates and Romney will get the moderates, and maybe even some delusional conservatives. That will likely put him on top in the early primaries which matter a great deal. I can see Romney getting NH and FL, at least. SC would probably go for Perry or Palin, but I don’t see much luck for them in the others while they split the vote everywhere else.

  • Labor board rules against Santa Barbara News-Press

    08/12/2011 9:15:24 PM PDT · 7 of 7
    dajeeps to DJ MacWoW

    The NLRB has got to be the worst thing government has ever done, except for maybe the EPA.

  • Perry on his predecessor: 'I love George Bush'

    08/12/2011 9:10:22 PM PDT · 13 of 19
    dajeeps to MinorityRepublican

    I think Perry’s real beef is with Rove. But then again, I wasn’t there and don’t know what happened. I have a beef with Rove too, so it seems pretty understandable.

    And I like GW as a human being. He was bad on the spending and not the world’s best leader, but we can’t all be Ronald Reagan.

  • Ann Coulter: Rick Perry won’t live up to expectations

    08/12/2011 9:04:29 PM PDT · 14 of 69
    dajeeps to SeekAndFind

    “You’ll see Rick Perry,” ...“He won’t live up to expectations and the American people will throw themselves into the arms of Chris Christie. That’s my scenario.”

    This coming for someone who called Romney a “true conservative” in 2008. I don’t think I’d trust her to take out my garbage, let alone pick my candidate for me.

  • Standard & Poor's faces investigation over 'possible insider trading' over downgrade of U.S. debt

    08/12/2011 8:58:38 PM PDT · 31 of 36
    dajeeps to Nachum

    I did read somewhere that people at S&P were telling their customers that the downgrade was coming. There was even speculation that the prior market crashes that week were due to the info leaking.

    I don’t know how true that is. If there is any truth to it then they did do something wrong. But I don’t think anyone from the executive branch should have anything to do with the investigation. We need an independent prosecutor or inspector general do it.

  • Who Lost the Middle Class? - A question for historians in the not-too-distant future

    08/12/2011 8:47:35 PM PDT · 11 of 19
    dajeeps to neverdem

    “Liberals, unless they change their tune, will blame Tea Party “terrorists” for the tragedy of a fading middle class.”

    Interesting since the Tea Party movement has only been around a few years while various flavors of nationalist progressives/socialists have been in power, raiding the middle class, almost non-stop since FDR with the exception of the Reagan era.

    They might even be successful though, since they manage to get people to completely ignore the concept of tax incidence. That’s the main reason we’re bleeding jobs left and right. And of course Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank don’t help either.