Archive for the 'Freedom' Category

The Hue and Cry Over Facebook

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Facebook stock got whacked today over revelations that 50 million people had their data appropriated by an outside group.  This just adds to the wailing and gnashing of teeth over Facebook’s role over the results of the 2016 election in which the dastardly Russians supposedly used Facebook to spread lies and misinformation that may have […]

A Note On NBC Meet The Press, The “Press” and Trumps Russia Non-Problem

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Chuck Todd continues his aggressive pursuit of the Russia Scandal which in essence is a Democratic hope that Trump worked with Russia and Putin to subvert the democratic process in the US in 2016.  But that is really just to say that he enlisted the aid of foreigners in politics.  For what is politics?  It […]

What Was Once Taboo Is Now Policy De Rigueur

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

There was a time back in Donald Trumps cherished clean American past when representatives of our government would go out of their way to distance themselves from any notion that anything they do is intended to affect markets directly.  It was considered bad form to interfere with markets as we considered our nation the worlds […]

US Government Interferes Directly In US Election

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

It is one thing for privately owned companies to do things that influence the election, like Google altering its search results to favor one candidate or the the other, or Facebook, altering its news feed for the same purpose, but it is entirely another thing for the sitting administration of Barack Hussein Obama to exercise […]

Trump Sex Scandal Has All The Earmarks Of A CIA or NSA Op

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

It suddenly struck me today watching the hysterical main stream media harping on the unsubstantiated claims of Trumps sexual abuse of nearly ten woman (MSM shill Chuck Todd – who is having too much fun destroying Trump with that shit eating grin – on NBC’s Meet The Press today insisted repeatedly to Mike Pence that […]

The Tragedy of Linear Thinking at the Fed

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Recently some commentators (Blu Putnam at CME and Mike Shedlock at Mish) have started using a couple of words I have been thinking for a long time with respect to our economic overlords at the Fed. Those two words are linear thinking. I am surprised that for such supposedly smart people – I mean they […]

With Apple Boycott Call Trump Just Lost My Vote

Friday, February 19th, 2016

I am not a big fan of Apple.  Not a huge fan of Trump either but I was considering voting for him as he represented a huge middle finger to the establishment.   I may just become an Apple fan and now will not be a Trump fan at all.  Trump apparently just called for […]

The Prime Minister, The President and The Bomb

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Today is a strange day in the history of American Democracy.  A foreign leader is going to address Congress a little less than an hour from the time I am writing this to try to head off the Diplomatic efforts of the President of the country formerly known as the United States of America. Backing […]

The Tyranny of the Non-Economic Market Players

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Anyone paying attention has by now noticed that these are not your father’s markets.  Stocks go one way, up.  Commodities swing wildly up and down as the “stock guys” wax and wane over their love of this or that market (for the second time this year it is Ag markets – after all everyone knows […]

Ms. Yellen Doth Protest Too Much, Obama for the Rich

Monday, August 4th, 2014

The recent testimony by the Fed Chair in Congress was very troublesome the more I think about it.  Pressed by Jeb Hensarling, the House Financial Services Committe Chair, about weekly meetings with the Treasury Department, she repeated over and over how independent the Fed is and how important that is.  Well, if she is taking […]

The IRS Scandal and Impeachment: Special Prosecutor Necessary

Friday, July 11th, 2014

If you believe Rep. Elijah Cummings, the scandal is over.  Of course if you believe Rep. Cummings, you probably also believe the argument over climate change is also over.  Over before it even began.  The Left would like you to believe that it isn’t even a scandal.  But that is nonsense.  If the President of […]

On Michael Lewis’ “The Market is Rigged” Interview

Monday, March 31st, 2014

On 60 minutes Michael Lewis stated that the market is rigged.  And he is right.  But when asked by whom, he replied by the exchanges and HFT players.  Of course he is right the market IS rigged.  But I worry less abut HFT “rigging” the market than I do the Fed.  The market IS rigged.  […]

The Government of the U.S. Makes Itself the Enemy of the People of the U.S.

Friday, March 21st, 2014

What does one do when one’s home government has become completely untethered from the principles that anchored it historically?  When it has become a menace to those it rules as well as everyone else outside its jurisdiction?  I sure do not have the answer.  But I am sure that it has become so untethered.  We […]

America Self-Immolates: Or How Ralph Reed and Some Nativists Delivered the Vote to Demunists

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

I have been meaning to write about the election in November but after the results were in I found that the rage I felt meant that it was extremely difficult to extract any meaningful communicable signal from the flood of four letter words filling my head. But now that there has been some distance and […]

07.04.2012 – Dependence Day in The United States of Robertsland, The Country Formerly Known as America

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

We were in downtown Chicago for the fireworks display last night at Navy Pier.  The underwhelming show seems to recapitulate the state of our Union.  It was a fizzler of a display which seems to me a good metaphor for the fizzling away of the actual Independence the date historically represents.  The celebration now seems […]

Taxes, Debt, Wealth Disparity and Demunist Piffle

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Today there are multiple articles out about tax policy and the “President” is out talking about millionaires and billionaires again. This must be part of a coordinated effort to change public opinion in the wake of the Debt Ceiling battle and S&P downgrade. So lets tackle the biggest issue head-on. Maobama insisted during the debt […]

Have The Commodity Markets Just Felt The Lead Fist Of Government?

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

It is passing strange that a week or so after the Obama administration declared it would be taking a tough line on speculation and shortly after the Fed was roundly abused for a lackluster performance in its 1st press conference and for not taking any responsibility for the run-up in commodities due to its outrageously […]

Cramer is an Idiot

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Cramer was just on CNBC ranting about how the markets had failed. Erin Burnett the idiot was just lapping it all up. The massive unwind in energy has him all excited. $10 down in a day in crude is a very very big move. His takeaway? The Government should control it. Uh-huh. As if the […]

Should We Still Trade With China? Should the Eagle Abandon the Dragon?

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

With China’s Premier in town, it seems a good time to review where the United States stands vis-a-vis China in the realm of trade.  China is still nominally a Communist state.  It is an authoritarian state.  It imprisons its citizens on the basis of their thoughts without affording them due process of law or access […]

Pelosi Calls The Kettle Black, and Un-American To Boot

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

It is rather rich to hear Pelosi and Hoyer call those who are shouting down their congressional representatives and others at Town Hall meetings Un-American.  Those with by far the worse reputation for shouting down those with whom they disagree tend to be liberals, especially campus liberals.  They do what they can to stop those […]