Bad Econ Numbers -- Blessing in Disguise?

I've been thinking about buying an iPad. I love the toys. But I'm putting off buying it until AFTER the election. Two reasons: First, if Obama is reelected, I might not want to get one at all. Second, I don't want to contribute to improving the...

An Electoral Tie?

All of the "experts" tell us this is going to be a real nail-biter election this November. Maybe. Possibly. I don't know, and neither do THEY. The trend is toward Romney, and I don't see the economy improving, or anything else happening, that might...

Advantages of Aging.

Just about every day, I receive something in the mail about my pending Medicare eligibility. You know, supplemental insurance, and the like. I've said before, that I'm perfectly happy with my personal insurance, but that's going bye-bye. You see,...

Obama's Waterloo?

When Obama speaks, whether it's from a teleprompter, or extrep ... extemor ... off the cuff, his tone is that of a Harvard intellectual. He sounds fine, until you actually listen to what he's saying. Here's an example from the other day, when he...

Obama Should Quit.

Last week we learned in 2005, Senator Obama was at Bill Ayers' home for a 4th of July barbecue. A few days later, we learned Obama attended a fundraiser hosted by 60's radical and friend of Ayers, Marilyn Katz. Yesterday, we learned that, Obama...

Lessons from Wisconsin.

What does Wisconsin mean? Well, it means that even in such a liberal state, people are willing to cut back spending, and even curb the power of unions. That is telling. How this translates to November ... we'll see. This is not a good sign for the...

Ayers and Obama -- Barbecue Budddies.

Imagine someone visiting North Vietnam and Cuba during the Vietnam War. Imagine this same person plotting to violently overthrow the American government. Imagine this person planting bombs in public places, being a member of a group that helped...

Will Wisconsin Badger Obama?

The folks in Wisconsin consider the Green Bay Packers and not the Dallas Cowboys, "America's Team." They might be right. There's something very American about the Midwest. I lived in this region for half my life. Nothing too fancy about...

"Things" are NOT Hopeless!

Going back many decades, one event growing up, really stands out. It was the last day of pony league baseball season. I was thirteen. My team was a respectable, but unimpressive 7-8. We were playing the worst team in the league who had yet to win a...

Obama's America-hating Buds.

Twenty plus years ago, I'm walking on the sidewalk on the Vegas Strip, on my way to a casino, looking for a poker game. On my way, I ran into someone I knew casually, but hadn't seen in years. We chatted, and I asked him where he'd been keeping...

Uncool Katz.

This is nice. President Obama is having a fundraiser hosted by 60's radical Marilyn Katz. She's a former member of Students for a Democratic Society, which morphed into the Weather Underground in the late 1960's. As I've mentioned on numerous...

Legalize Internet Poker.

May is now over, and once again, I've had a winning month playing online poker. In eight or nine years of such play, I've had TWO losing months, and neither for much money. I'm not getting rich, and I'm certainly not sitting at the computer all day...