Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $28,010
Woo hoo!! And the first 31% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Posts by kcar

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • LIVE THREAD- State of the Union - 27 January, 2010

    01/27/2010 6:46:16 PM PST · 1,285 of 2,519
    kcar to YouPosting2Me

    Security, security, security. Has he mentioned FREEDOM yet?

  • LIVE THREAD- State of the Union - 27 January, 2010

    01/27/2010 6:37:59 PM PST · 1,124 of 2,519
    kcar to relee

    Walked away temporarily. Did he really plug nuclear energy?

  • The State of the Union Drinking Game

    01/27/2010 6:09:25 PM PST · 44 of 46
    kcar to acw011

    “As your President, I...”

  • State of the Union: Time to play Obama BINGO!

    01/27/2010 6:05:38 PM PST · 12 of 19
    kcar to katykelly

    “I” is easy. How about, “As (your) President, I...”

  • Can any good come out of Tiger Woods multiple adulterous affairs?

    12/10/2009 3:52:52 PM PST · 18 of 31
    kcar to chiefqc
    Well he has cursed me with this shower song:

    Tiger got beat up by Santa's reindeer
    Coming home from playing holes at night
    Tiger's wife came to "help" him with a golf club
    But the reindeer took it from her for the fight (for the fight)

    Tiger's wife doesn't like his night game
    She's told him not to do it, and "Honey, please don't laugh.
    But if you're clubbing in the dark and lose your aim, dear
    Your precious putter might get broke in half (broke in half)

    (Repeat Refrain)

    Now on every channel this is the news leader
    His nighttime holes are counted up past ten
    Folks suggest he change his name to Cheetah
    And wonder can he ever swing again (swing again)

    (Repeat Refrain ad nauseum)

  • What is your favorite Berra-ism?

    11/12/2009 12:34:35 PM PST · 51 of 77
    kcar to GSWarrior
    Nobody ever eats there anymore. It's too crowded.

    You should go to other people's funerals. Otherwise they won't come to yours.

    To his wife, who asked where he wanted to be buried: Surprise me!

  • Time to consider global tax'

    11/07/2009 4:19:49 PM PST · 9 of 14
    kcar to pissant

    Don’t the Brits remember the last time they tried to foist taxation without representation on us?

  • Fl. Gov't Searches For 18,000 Missing Buildings

    11/07/2009 4:16:36 PM PST · 16 of 25
    kcar to rdl6989

    Maybe they are looking for the Ent wives?

  • Gun Control By Way Of Health Reform

    10/23/2009 3:31:29 PM PDT · 57 of 64
    kcar to Carry_Okie
    When your doctor becomes a Federal Officer you will have committed a felony.

    When they finally make you a felon, become a good one.

  • Somali Women Whipped for Wearing Bras (Islam)

    10/20/2009 3:43:18 AM PDT · 11 of 35
    kcar to bogusname

    Any minute now I expect to hear vigorous condemnation of these practices from 1)Barrack Hussein Obama, 2) Hillary Clinton, 3) all liberal Women’s liberation groups, and 4) the United Nations. Just going to sit here and wait awhile - I got my Snickers bar...

  • Obama’s Nobel Prize: The World as Farce

    10/09/2009 4:16:42 PM PDT · 10 of 12
    kcar to Paine in the Neck
    Would be great if someone could create an online Nobel Prize generator ...of whatever for whoever, e.g., Nobel Prize in Knitting to Wilma Smith, etc...Authentic looking in honor of Alfred Nobel. Crank them out in the thousands.

    They really jumped the shark with this award.

  • Why So Arrogant, Obama? The Obamessiah will become the Obama pariah.

    09/26/2009 3:28:56 PM PDT · 17 of 30
    kcar to kcar
  • Why So Arrogant, Obama? The Obamessiah will become the Obama pariah.

    09/26/2009 3:15:28 PM PDT · 4 of 30
    kcar to vrwc54

    That’s his famous sun gazer lizard pose.

  • ATF tells Tennessee that a federal gun law trumps the state’s

    09/24/2009 3:29:31 AM PDT · 16 of 28
    kcar to kingattax
    The analogy he uses seems to be bass ackwards.

    "It's analogous to a speed limit. If the speed limit on the interstate is set at 70, a city along the interstate can't come along and say there is no speed limit on the interstate through our city. The highway patrol could still enforce the speed limit," he said.

    If TN was asserting freedom for guns and ammo made within the state for state residents then the appropriate analogy should be the highway patrol enforcing "their speed limit" on back roads and private lanes.

    Maybe not reading this correctly?

  • Judge Napolitano On Forced Vaccinations In Massachusetts (New Law On H1N1 For Adults & Even Children

    09/23/2009 6:23:55 PM PDT · 133 of 138
    kcar to bamahead

    I certainly hope there are patriots there who are alert to the movements of these storm troopers and will hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch of the North Church tower, as a signal light.


    09/17/2009 3:14:29 PM PDT · 125 of 140
    kcar to spodefly
    We have the right to our life, to whatever property the government generously allows us to keep, and to a careful balance between freedom and safety, as so defined and meted out by an endless array of bureaucrats, regulators, and politicians.

    The land of the Free.

  • Local School Districts Pass on Obama's Speech

    09/04/2009 3:05:38 PM PDT · 32 of 42
    kcar to An American!
    Interesting lesson workbook. I was inspired to write a song for Obama.
    some Evita tune:

    Who is this Senor Presidente?
    Why does he want to address us peons?
    He towers above us. Yet somehow loves us.
    How may we help you, after this seance?

    Yes, who is this Santo Obama?
    We beg God to make Him immortal.
    This One we cherish, must never perish.
    A new age beckons, and he's the portal.

  • Grassley Reminds Everyone it was Obama who First Used Phrase "Pull the Plug on Grandma" - Video

    08/23/2009 6:09:25 PM PDT · 12 of 12
    kcar to Federalist Patriot
  • Medvedev Shows Off Sample Coin of New ‘World Currency’ at G-8

    07/12/2009 6:24:52 PM PDT · 45 of 53
    kcar to The Duke
    1) Many people swear by those pre-1964 90% silver coins and buy them by the bagful.

    2) Minted coins - ostensibly for collectible value but are also more easily trade-able. Silver or gold eagles or coins from various countries.

    3) Bullion - silver 1000 oz bars have little premium over the spot price. Smaller denominations do, in either case you would want to get the bullion from a recognized mint.

    Silver has been money for longer than gold has been money. It follows the gold market usually pretty well. Last Nov-Dec-08 gold began rising and silver didn't immediately follow. I think it has been correcting that gap recently.

    Precious metals ought to be in everyone's asset mix - at least 10-20%. Since Obama is spending and inflating more PMs should be accumulated defensively.

    With powerful worldwide parties looking to diversify out of the dollar, the idea of a gold based one seems to me to make the most sense. On the other hand the notion that a few other fiat currencies can be strapped together and weighted as a bundle of alternative fiat currencies is just a useless idea. We trade off one governments incredulous fiat currency performance for a basket comprised by other incredible central bankers with their political agendas. That would be sick. Only a hard-currency backing will work for replacing the dollar.

  • Medvedev Shows Off Sample Coin of New ‘World Currency’ at G-8

    07/12/2009 4:14:36 PM PDT · 20 of 53
    kcar to silverleaf

    I think it is a pure gold one-ounce coin. If so, I’d ditch the dollar in a heartbeat for that even if the new coin was re-designed with a picture of Michelle Obama’s fat arse on it.

  • Open Letter to Freepers: The U.S. As You've Known It Is Already Dead

    06/28/2009 9:32:09 AM PDT · 203 of 302
    kcar to mcar
    I am hopeful that the time for revolution can be deferred a couple years until the US government either defaults on its debts or hyper-inflates, destroying the dollar and the economy. When that happens we can possibly make Obama a one-term loser and discredit the Keynesians once and for all (again). No one should discount the effect that a depression could have on reawakening America.

    But for that to happen we would need genuine conservative leaders to step up and for the Republican party to either go away or be cleansed of RINOs.

    The American Revolution had real leaders, solid ideology, and active press and pulpit power. I am buying the book Unintended Consequences to try to grasp the viability of the idea of a leaderless revolution. But as I see it now without a solid opposition party and real leaders, my inclination would be to put my family's fortunes first and survive the coming economic turmoil.

  • Treason From The Left (A review of my new book)

    06/13/2009 6:37:23 AM PDT · 69 of 70
    kcar to Travis McGee

    Great book, Travis. Just finished it Thursday night. Now I can do something else in the weekends and evenings. Hey when is the next one coming out?

  • Newsweek Editor Evan Thomas: Obama ‘a sort of god’

    06/09/2009 3:45:42 AM PDT · 62 of 77
    kcar to Ladycalif

    Always knowing his greater destiny, the young lord became Senator for the state of Illinois, and then quickly set his sights on the next leg up, the Presidency of the United States of America. Amazing as his success was, he has even now transcended that parochial position and yearns to carry the light of His truth to every denizen of the planet, becoming the 21st Century's new God-Emperor.

  • Treason From The Left (A review of my new book)

    05/30/2009 1:20:37 PM PDT · 46 of 70
    kcar to Travis McGee

    Not far - real close to Tennessee. A long ways to go so I should buy my wife another copy, except that I have the whole weekend mostly free. I am looking forward to a good read - it’s been one thus far. Here you’re a fiction author writing about topics that just crowd my thinking these days, and you also quote my favorite economist, Von Mises, on Free Republic posts.
    Thank God for the internet.

  • Treason From The Left (A review of my new book)

    05/30/2009 10:36:40 AM PDT · 41 of 70
    kcar to Travis McGee

    I am enjoying reading this right now. Very interesting trilogy, and this one seems the best. My wife is pushing me to get through it.

  • What We Owe: $64 Trillion, And Counting

    05/30/2009 8:15:23 AM PDT · 36 of 40
    kcar to Kaslin
    Here is great site to watch the numbers tick: US debt clock

    Maybe the Chinese will take Turbo Tim hostage this week and demand a more tangible guarantee than "the full faith and trust of the US government".

  • Tax List (Please add any we may have missed)

    05/25/2009 9:50:51 AM PDT · 66 of 67
    kcar to jessduntno
    Wonder what they call this tax?

    You probably didn't notice this little provision inserted into the Heroes Act of 2008, passed by Congress on June 17.

    The headlines in the press release about the law were about the increased benefits for veterans and families of deceased military.

    But Richard Kohan of Price WaterhouseCoopers drew my attention to one section of the act -- the portion that states anyone voluntarily giving up his or her citizenship will be taxed on ALL of his assets as if he or she had sold them -- paying capital gains on assets that have increased in value, even though they have not been sold!

    Here is the link for that one: Chicago-Sun Jun 30, 2008

    Also, are ex-patriot taxes separately named?

  • Analysis: Democrats focus on torture a gamble (Nancy Pelosi twisting on the vine)

    05/15/2009 6:35:07 PM PDT · 6 of 19
    kcar to digger48
    Maybe I have grown too cynical, or maybe the tin foil hat I wear has cut off too much circulation to my brain, but...

    What if this is a media trap for conservatives? What if the CIA doesn't want to be at war with the Speaker of the House, and knows future funding depends on playing the game, and they don't want to go back to being underfunded by the Democrats who they realize are now firmly in power? So what if they accept a guilt they don't really have, to admit to having inadequately briefed Pelosi, and provide her a face-saving exit? Even throw someone under the bus who wants early retirement anyway.

    Then the media rush in, condemning the hate-filled talk radio crowd, FoxNews, bloggers, etc., for falsely accusing the Speaker of the House, who is also a grandmother you know. Republicans have a real problem with women in power, yada yada.

    So Republicans take a hit for (falsely according to MSM / correctly according to facts no one will take the time to sort through and the media won't provide), and lies become truth, truth lies. Another day dawns in Washington, D.C. Democrats get nastier and win again.

  • Dead People Getting Stimulus Checks

    05/15/2009 3:42:44 AM PDT · 36 of 43
    kcar to SonOfPyrodex

    I sure hope Stephen King writes a creepy novel about these checks to dead people actually stimulating them. Maybe call it “Ash Shoots”.

  • Jeb Bush, GOP: Time to leave Reagan behind ("nostalgia" for the heyday of the Reagan era)

    05/03/2009 6:16:23 AM PDT · 38 of 279
    kcar to Diogenesis

    The tent called Liberty is so vast it could fit whoever in the whole world wanted to be in it. Why do these RINOs think we need them?

  • Jeb Bush, GOP: Time to leave Reagan behind ("nostalgia" for the heyday of the Reagan era)

    05/03/2009 6:06:30 AM PDT · 3 of 279
    kcar to Born Conservative

    It is definitely time to leave the Bushes behind. No more Bushes!

  • Perez Hilton Gives Obama Pass on Same-Sex Marriage, Blames Miss California for Controversy

    04/26/2009 1:22:20 PM PDT · 29 of 52
    kcar to Saint X

    I never heard of this “guy” until he asked that question at the Miss America pageant, and then only through constant Foxnews replays. Call me old school, but how in the world did a homosexual get to be a judge at women’s beauty pageant? Who thought that would be a good idea?

  • Don't Get Scammed

    04/26/2009 9:14:37 AM PDT · 14 of 47
    kcar to george76
    Very sad that someone could graduate from High School with this kind of financial naivety. In know. I know. Of course nobody would want government to teach Finance. That's about as useful as having them teach history.

    But this is very sad state of things.

  • Perry grabs hold of states’ rights (Another slam from the Comical)

    04/26/2009 9:03:41 AM PDT · 7 of 18
    kcar to cbkaty

    The wrong side won the war of Northern Aggression. That’s what set the Republic wobbly, and easily killed for good by the Progressives.

  • Obama's health fine after trip to Mexico

    04/26/2009 7:37:56 AM PDT · 21 of 40
    kcar to SouthTexas

    Yes. He should be placed in quarantine immediately for the sake of the nation. Certainly standing by Napolitano exhibits the outset of mental febrility.

  • Police: Gun, Gunshot Wound Linked To Freddie Mac CFO's Death Report

    04/22/2009 3:49:10 PM PDT · 237 of 293
    kcar to paul revere is riding

    Has the term Obamacide been coined yet?

  • The Constitution Is A Subversive Manifesto Per DHS

    04/19/2009 9:46:49 AM PDT · 18 of 22
    kcar to 2ndDivisionVet
    While the hostile attitude to conservatives is disturbing, the attitude toward returning veterans got me thinking. Running some numbers on the wars in the past century, segregating by political party of the President, and whether there was a draft or a volunteer army, and also counting the number of years duration of declared and major undeclared wars, I came up with the following:

    * There have been 29 years of war in last rolling 100 years:

    * Democrats have presided over 12 years, Republicans 17.

    * All 12 years for the Democrats there was a draft - not counting 2009 yet.

    * 4 of the 6 wars counted were started on Democrat watch.

    * 8 of 17 yrs presided over by Republican POTUS that had a draft were started when a Democrat was POTUS.

    So, given that Charles Rangel has consistently called for a draft, and given the suspicion of "right-wing extremism" associated with the current volunteer professional military, and given Obama's call for mandatory service for all Americans, e.g., a civilian force every bit as well funded as the US military, how does this bode for a return of the (military) draft?

  • Gerald Celente: "America is Becoming a Fascist State, Prepare for Revolution" (video)

    04/19/2009 9:19:34 AM PDT · 20 of 31
    kcar to kcar

    Hey Homer: read the directions above the video. Duh!

  • Gerald Celente: "America is Becoming a Fascist State, Prepare for Revolution" (video)

    04/19/2009 8:58:31 AM PDT · 17 of 31
    kcar to nysuperdoodle

    Is there a way to turn of the */&%$#* radio so you can hear the video?!

  • Social Security and Medicare Will Cost More Than The Value Of Everything In The United States

    04/19/2009 8:23:53 AM PDT · 35 of 37
    kcar to FromLori
    Random thoughts:

    * The only "trust fund" the SSA has is an IOU payable by future tax serfs.

    * If government kept its books on an accrual basis it would be bankrupt.

    * Politicians have known that SSA was a fiasco in the making and have done nothing to stop the slow-motion train wreck

    * Bush "tried" to touch this third rail but was met with cynical "kick the can further down the road" attitude from both parties and the public.

    * But Bush only tried after he added to the problem with the Senior Prescription drugs entitlement.

    * Future politicians facing the wreck will absorb funds from private pensions, 401k's, IRAs. Why should the rich have their retirement funds when the rest of us can't?

    * The future wreck may not be that far off. SSA was projected to go into red at end of 2017. Now it could happen by 2010. The last depression lasted 15 years.

    * There is no plan to repay our unpayably large debts. No politician wants to raise taxes that high.

    * Ever higher inflation - perhaps hyper-inflation - is the default.

    * By Q3 of 1923, the peak oh Wiemar hyperinflation, Germans were spending 94% of their money on food.

    * Gardens, guns and gold (or silver).

  • Change! Obama Refuses To Defend US From Marxist Tirade At Summit Of Americas

    04/18/2009 9:21:48 AM PDT · 9 of 22
    kcar to Steelfish

    I guess Change You Can Believe In is not the same thing as Change That Believes in You.

  • A Recipe for the Next Great Depression

    04/12/2009 6:02:19 AM PDT · 20 of 21
    kcar to CottonBall
    They - the Fed- arrogantly think they can stop it in the future and drain the excess liquidity. But in effect once they stop interest rates will sky, and that should cause another leg down in the economy. Another wave of foreclosures, etc. Also in context of other currencies that are continuing the QE path the USD would strengthen, making our exports more expensive.

    And then there is the massive reason why we have really undertaken this route. Debt. We have close to $12 trillion in public debt - cash basis - not counting the committed unfunded liabilities of social security and medicare, which add about $42 trillion, and not counting the guarantees issued for this crisis. In total we have $65T of debt, versus annual GDP of about $13T. How can government continue spending at high levels and pay down debts? Raising taxes like FDR did in 1937 took the economy down for another 7 years.

    I doubt politicians have a plan to pay our debts other than to inflate them away. Since the Asians that have bought our treasuries are wary that that may be the case, and their exports to us are down because US consumers are not buying as much from them anymore, they may (have to) stop buying our Treasuries, even sell their existing USD reserves to finance home infrastructure projects, the Treasury may find no buyers for debt to finance all of the stimulus spending.

    So, since raising taxes is painful and politically unpopular, and since the left hasn't spent years plotting to take the WH to become fiscal conservatives, since the Asian savers are on to us, and since the Fed has already given the Obama administration the QE EASY button, the most probable case is he is going to blister his thumb pressing it repeatedly.

  • A Recipe for the Next Great Depression

    04/11/2009 6:55:21 PM PDT · 18 of 21
    kcar to CottonBall

    Quantitative easing is when the central bank eases (increases) the money supply, not to reach a lower targeted interest rate - at this point it is as low as it can go - but to just to provide easing for the economy or to fight deflation in prices. It does this mainly by buying the government’s treasury and agency debts directly. So for instance, the Treasury creates notes and sells them directly to the Fed. The Fed writes a check and poof - new money is created and starts being spent by the government, payable by future tax serfs. This is purely monetary inflation. We started doing this formally in early to mid-March, the Brits started in January.

    The renminbi is the yuan, the Chinese currency. The Chinese want at least 8% annual growth in GDP, so they are going to at least inflate in tandem with everyone else, because otherwise their currency would become stronger and so their exports would become pricier.

  • A Recipe for the Next Great Depression

    04/11/2009 7:10:46 AM PDT · 16 of 21
    kcar to CottonBall
    Gold (and silver) are great for individuals, with a few caveats. First, get physical. The paper ETFs are just another Ponzi scheme. Second, remember what the Boys did in 1933 and don't trust safety deposit boxes at banks. All too convenient should confiscation follow. Third don't trust certificates at foreign mints - they will cave to the US government. Silver is probably less at risk of confiscation.

    My fear - of not having a legit hard currency to flee to - is more societal. How do we bill export invoices? How does Cost Accounting value assets? When does trade have more currency risk than entrepreneurial risk? Does it break down?

    The US, UK, Switzerland and Japan are in for quantitative easing. The renminbi is quasi-pegged to the USD and the Chinese won't want to lose the war of competitive currency devaluations. There is enormous pressure on Western Europe to force the ECB to go along with quantitative easing. The Germans at least remember what hyperinflationary depression looks like.

    What would global hyperinflationary depression look like?

  • Goldman Sachs hires law firm to shut blogger's site

    04/10/2009 6:21:57 PM PDT · 4 of 17
    kcar to bruinbirdman
    I like Mike. He has real spunk.

    (sarcism warning) Evidently when we bailed out the banks we became their owners, sort of. But it was actually a reverse management merger and they really own us, or our government. And now Turbo Tim is engineering the biggest sham transfer of wealth from us taxpayers to the banksters, in the form of this bogus Public-Private Investment Plan. The banking oligarchy isn't overly fond of this First Amendment thingee.

  • America Begins To Finally Dissolve: How to Respond

    04/10/2009 5:40:14 PM PDT · 16 of 23
    kcar to Selkirk

    I don’t think that diversity itself is the problem. It is the entitlements structure, the socialization of retirement, education and medical benefits, coupled with high debt-levels from decades of deficit spending government budgets, and the almost certain knowledge that we can’t afford what we have been committed to already, let alone if more (specifically Mexican) immigrants illegally flock into the country, believing in large government and voting with the Democrats, that creates the resentment against foreigners. A century past the country tolerated and prospered with waves of legal immigrants. But until FDR there wasn’t prevalent welfarism. The difference is these are illegals and are coming from a neighboring country in sufficient numbers to constitute an invasion, and that is contributing to the destabilization of our democracy. And we can all guess that the amnesty push by Obama will be intended to make the Democrats a permanent majority party.

  • A Recipe for the Next Great Depression

    04/10/2009 9:38:42 AM PDT · 13 of 21
    kcar to dennisw
    Capitalism doesn’t work when you don’t make things but prefer to run up huge foreign debts and prefer to stimulate our economy by easy money debt driven asset bubbles in real estate, credit default swaps, derivatives, and stock market.

    That isn't capitalism that is interventionism brought about about by central bankers. It is "fake capitalism".

    Von Mises Institute is just more Lala land fake capitalists.

    In contrast to the foregoing Von Mises was the real deal.

    Sure free markets are great but lets see more free markets in real things not the financial crap such as derivatives that Wall Street pimps

    The financial sector was hardly operating as a free market. It was all part of a bubble machine sanctioned by the central bank and pumped up by artificially low interest rates. The fractional reserve banking system was encouraged to extend credit and to pursue leveraged profits beyond all fiscal sanity. They were right in the sense that there was no real risk to bear - the government would backstop them.

    There comes a point where the leverage cannot be built upon any further and the consequences of prior mis-allocations of resources wrought by artificially high credit are realized. The big difference between a recession and a depression is that this point has been reached, and the balance sheets of most public and private entities must be brought back in line, and deleveraging must occur. This is a correction. While painful it is necessary to rebuild on more solid ground.

    What scares me is that this is going to be a depression coupled with a fiat currency collapse, with dangerous new global collusion schemes, and that there is no safe gold-backed money to flee to.

  • Now, hillbillies! Don’t believe your lyin’ eyes. (Obama's Bow-gate)

    04/10/2009 7:46:28 AM PDT · 54 of 60
    kcar to 2ndDivisionVet

    Maybe they should say he dropped his IPod gift to the King.

  • A Recipe for the Next Great Depression

    04/10/2009 7:13:12 AM PDT · 10 of 21
    kcar to kcar

    Thanks. I checked back and it was there. Long but worth it.

  • A Recipe for the Next Great Depression

    04/10/2009 6:31:54 AM PDT · 6 of 21
    kcar to SumProVita

    Oh no the video is no longed available. I love Mises to pieces.