The Reopening Of Our Country Has Been A Riot

It has been a terrible year so far. We had a pandemic that crashed a great economy, then a mixed-messaged lockdown and skyrocketing unemployment, followed by riots, looting, destruction of monuments and talk of defunding the police. My dad always told me that he was going to slap me into next year. I wish heContinue reading “The Reopening Of Our Country Has Been A Riot”

COVID-19 — Is The Cure Worse Than The Disease?

As Congress fiddles and Democrats try to embed their own personal pork and pet projects into the coronavirus financial relief stimulus “package” (remember, they tried to sneak in abortion last week), the economy crashes. Nothing’s harder to watch than male senators their age adjusting their packages. I guess it became real for me when ForrestContinue reading “COVID-19 — Is The Cure Worse Than The Disease?”

Coronavirus — ‘The Only Thing We Have To Fear Is Fear Itself!’

With the U.S. economy hitting on all cylinders, along comes the coronavirus out of China. Some report it came from some smarmy fish merchant in Wuhan; others think it escaped a bioweapons lab near there. Either way, the irrational fear of the new virus has sent stock markets down 20% from their highs and struckContinue reading “Coronavirus — ‘The Only Thing We Have To Fear Is Fear Itself!’”

Kung Flu Virus Will Blow Over

Not being a scientist, and maybe because of that, makes me believe this Coronavirus will pass, like all others. I know it’s a fool’s game to say a virus like this will not be a big deal, but I am boldly making that call. If I am wrong, we will all be dead and itContinue reading “Kung Flu Virus Will Blow Over”

Political Divisiveness: What Happened To Bourbon And Branch Water?

“A jackass can kick a barn down, but it cannot build anything.” —  Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, D-TX For the kids out there, once upon a time Democrats and Republicans worked together for the betterment of the country. Yes, I know it sounds crazy. Back then, you could be a Republican and readContinue reading “Political Divisiveness: What Happened To Bourbon And Branch Water?”

Hu’s On First?

It was a mixed reception for China’s President Hu when he visited the United States last week. Like all politicians, he highlighted our shared interests and downplayed the giant pandas in the room: fair trade and human rights. We owe China so much money that most Americans were relieved he did not start foreclosure proceedings.Continue reading “Hu’s On First?”

Capitalism In Time Saves Mine

“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.” — Adam Smith An interesting side debate has emerged in the wake of last week’s rescue of the thirty-three Chilean miners who were trapped two thousand feet underground forContinue reading “Capitalism In Time Saves Mine”

BP Should Pay, Baby, Pay

BP disclosed yet another setback in its frantic attempts to control the oil spill that will go down in history as one of America’s worst environmental disasters. There has not been this much oil and slime spilled in a body of water since former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich went swimming in Lake Michigan. So far,Continue reading “BP Should Pay, Baby, Pay”