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The World Is Upside Down - Part One

September 25, 2013

The earth isn’t cubed yet, like Bizarro World, but it increasingly seems to be upside down, inside out and moving backward instead of forward.

The fictional planet Htrae, aka Bizarro World, was invented by D.C. Comics as a comic spinoff from the typically stiff and serious world of Superman.  On Bizarro World, people would buy bonds to lose money and politicians would be put in charge because of their stupidity.  On Htrae, black is white and wrong is right.

Is Earth any different?  In today’s world, we have a President who “leads from behind.”  He snubs allies, but meets and negotiates with dictators, such as the president of Iran, who refuses to even shake his hand.

We have a United Nations that’s run by the thugs of the world.  The United Nations seems to exist to criticize the United States and Israel, even though America is its main source of funding and Israel is America’s ally.

Discriminating Against the Jobless

April 17, 2013

Can we just start treating everyone the same already?

Should it matter whether someone is black, white, Asian or Hispanic?  Should it matter whether someone is a man or woman, straight or gay?

Of course not.  It’s illegal to discriminate based on race, religion, sex or creed.  So why do we need special laws to protect special interest groups?

BLS Unemployment Stats Are Not Working

March 13, 2013

As people give up looking for work, the unemployment rate goes down.

Only in the federal government would that make sense.  Yet the official unemployment rate is reported faithfully by most journalists with little analysis.

Not surprisingly, it was reported as good news last week when the Labor Department announced that the economy created 236,000 new jobs in February, bringing the unemployment rate down to 7.7% -- its lowest level since President Obama took office.

State of the Union: What Union?

February 14, 2013

Between his state of the union speech and his inaugural address, it should be clear by now to anyone with ears that President Obama is suffering from delusions of grandeur.

He’s going to save the environment, provide public education starting at age four, increase the minimum wage, tilt at more alternative energy windmills, fix the country’s infrastructure, provide stronger gun control, make it easier to vote and finally address immigration.

And yet he says that nothing he’s proposing “should increase our deficit by a single dime.”  Right.  And the Affordable Care Act is going to cut the cost of healthcare.

The Obamanomy

February 4, 2013

Anyone who heard President Obama’s logic-defying inaugural address knows that we can expect even more government during term two, but what exactly is his economic plan?  Here’s a sneak preview:

Everyone will work for the government.  The private sector is driven by that ugly thing called “profit.”  So why not eliminate it?  Think of the benefits: