Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Conundrum


Example of a Conundrum: "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one. You'll probably never need one again." 

The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or confusing. Here are six Conundrums of socialism in the United States of America :

1. America is capitalist and greedy—yet half of the population is subsidized. 

2. Half of the population is subsidized—yet they believe they are victims. 

3. They believe they are victims—yet their representatives run the government. 

4. Their representatives run the government—yet the poor keep getting poorer. 

5. The poor keep getting poorer—yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.

6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about—yet they want America to be more like those other 
countries. 

Think about it! And that, my friends, pretty much sums up the USA in the 21st Century. Makes you wonder who is doing the math. 

1. We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.

Funny how that works. And here's another one worth considering... 

2. It seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. But we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money?  What’s interesting is the first group “worked for” their money, but the second group didn’t.

Think about it.....and last but not least: 

3. Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army back, but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens. 

Am I the only one missing something?

 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

America, $18 TRILLION in Debt..........bother anyone?

Owning gold is saving, which by definition is civilized, i.e. NOT barbarous. Debt, on the other hand, is the exact opposite. It is a lack of savings that shows a complete disregard for the future. It is the modern equivalent of gorging on some wild beast with no thought to tomorrow’s meal… or in this case, no thought of tomorrow’s generation.

Debt is the barbarous relic. Not gold. And governments are up to their eyeballs in it, continuing to engage in this primitive, uncivilized behavior with wanton abandon.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Criminals. On the Loose. America loses.

Is there any excuse for the Droner-in-Chief not to enforce the laws?     My Dad had a great career in law enforcement but I, like Obama, don't have any experience in Law Enforcement.    But I tell you honestly, you give Dean Parisian the annual border security budget and I will secure the son of a bitch and you can take that to the bank, Jack.

I only wish there were "sanctuary cities" from the income tax, affirmative action, the Fed,  EBT cards and God help us, texting while driving!!!

This guy is like a nasty meal at a questionable Mexican eatery, it just keeps coming back.

Truly, the epitome of the Obama, Holder and Boehner Free Shit Army!
 

So you call yourself a farmer or rancher?????


Imperialism: You have two cows. You painted both with stars and stripes and you let them loose in your neighbors vegetable patch causing extreme havoc.

Communism: You have two cows. The government takes both and gives you the milk.

Tyrannism: You have two cows. The government tortures both, skins both alive, and hits you on the head with the bones to keep you quiet.

Socialism: You have two cows. You give one to your neighbor and gave them your vet's telephone for free health care privileges.

Fascism: You have two cows. The government takes both and sells the milk.

Nazism: You have two cows. The government takes both and shoots you and your whole family.

Capitalism: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.

Feudalism: You have two cows. The Nobles takes both, orders you to milk them and you bathe the nobles with milk.

Libertarianism: You have two cows. The government takes both, releases them because they believe liberty is of the highest value.

Racism: You have two cows. The government takes both and then deports you because you're non-white and you did exactly the same thing similar to what the early European and British settlers did.

Bureaucraticism: You have two cows. The government takes both, milks both, shoots one, then pours the milk down the drain.

Statism: You have two cows. You want to set them free, however, you also believe you need permission from the state to be free to set them free.

Academicism: You have two cows. You study them both and came to the conclusion that nothing can be known.

Legalism: You have two cows. The government takes both because you let them roam around the city without a legal license or permit.

Absolutism: You have two cows. The government takes both just because they claim they rule.

Conservatism: You have two cows and keep them both in their usual state to maintain political and social traditions.

Humanitarianism: You have two cows. You slaughter both and feed them to the poor to improve human welfare.

Mutualism: You have two cows. You give one to your neighbor and you tell them about the mutual dependence of society.

Instrumentalism: You have two cows. You have the idea that both are instruments of action.

Anarchism: You have two cows.  You sell both and finance an activist movement because you believe that all governments should be abolished.

Totemism: You have two cows. You keep both because you believe you have a special kinship with the animals.

Immoralism: You have two cows.  The government takes both and paints them with rainbow colors.

Alotovkrapism: Two cows is what you have. One died. How many are left? None. The other cow went to the funeral.

Zerohedgeism: You have two cows. You have the opinion that on a long enough timeline, the survival rate of both cows drops to zero.

LGBTism:  My ex-partner and I had two cows. I raised and nurtured them with the concept of lots of milk, and maybe breeding a herd in the future.  He butchered them, feasted on steak, and now complains he's hungry. Fuck him.

SCOTUSISM:  SCOTUS will address the reproductive rights of bovine homosexuality in the next session, so you will be forced to accept gay cow views for your own good.

Fascism: You have two cows. The government takes both and sells the milk.

Nazism: You have two cows. The government takes both and shoots you and your whole family

Governmentism: You have two cows and you and your cows belong to the government.

American Exceptionalism : You had two cows who become sheep, left your farm and voted to confiscate your grain and avoid being milked.

Factism: You have two cows, you are Hindu. The cows sleep in the house, you sleep in the street.

Academicism2: You have two cows. You study them both and realize that you need to go back to school for a masters in Cow Studies.

ReModelism:  You sell one cow and remodel the kitchen.

Intellectualism: You have two cows. And you reasoned with government inspectors that you are keeping and studying them because you believe that all knowledge is derived from reason, but a dire lack of funding has inhibited this important mad-cow research, and budgeting priorities and allocations need to be reviewed and urgently redirected.

Obamacareism:   Both cows were being cared for very well.  The price of feed goes sky-high and cows everywhere are getting thin.  Vets won’t order farmers to own walking shoes and get physically fit.   All farmers are being asked to pitch in to help those supposed day-laborers who won’t stay healthy and will not work in the fields to help all of the cows stay healthy.

SocialSecurityism:   The long term health of both cows is zero because they will run out of feed sooner than anyone thought. 

Entitlementism:   The long term health of all cows is very good because government continues to tax everyone, everywhere.  Until they can’t.   Then gunfire everywhere.  

I_don't_give_a_fuckism: I  keep the cows and do what I want and walk around with open carry and live happily ever after.

 

Friday, July 10, 2015

tic tic tic tic.............it's coming............

Even those who do not believe that US equities are in a bubble (or that moral hazard troubles are rampant) must admit that debt issuance from low interest rates are at colossal levels.  The amount of debt issuance has broken a new record four years in a row.  The last two quarters are the largest quarters ever. 

This moonshot of global levels of indebtedness will be an economic headwind for decades to come particularly if and when interest rates rise.  Maintaining a policy tool that encourages such massive indebtedness (public and private issuance) is imprudent long run policy.  As mentioned above, it mortgages the future while attempting to immediately boast equity prices and economic activity. This trade-off has failed to play out as officials suspected; otherwise debt-to-GDP levels would have fallen. 

It is the Fed’s zero interest rate policy foremost that has provided the opportunity for the debt issuance to occur in the first place. As the Volcker Rule launches on July 20th, market making and liquidity will soon deteriorate further; a troubling result of over-zealous regulators.   In addition, a large portion of the debt issuance proceeds have gone into share buyback, further fueling the illusion of healthy EPS improvement.

“The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem”.

 – Milton Friedman

Thursday, July 09, 2015

More Crapola from the NYSE

"the NYSE has a disaster recovery center which they choose not to use because it is an inconvenience to clients who would rather be unable to trade for over 3 hours."
 
Thanks for the laugh NYSE!

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Just another day at the office...............

Mr. President, Greece on line 1,  Oprah on line 2,  Soros on line 3, your caddy on line 4 and I've had Fox News on hold for 2 hours................

Monday, July 06, 2015

How to drive in Atlanta..........

1. You must first learn to pronounce the city name, Atlana. Old-timers are still allowed to call it Alana.
2. The morning rush hour is from 5:00 am to noon. The evening rush hour is from noon to 7:00 pm. Friday's rush hour starts on Thursday morning.
3. The minimum acceptable speed on I-285 is 80 mph. On I-75 and I-85, your speed is expected to at least match the highway number. Anything less is considered 'Wussy'.
4. Forget the traffic rules you learned elsewhere. Atlanta has its own version of traffic rules. For example, Ferraris and Lamborghinis owned by sports stars go first at a four-way stop. Cars/trucks with the loudest muffler go second. The trucks with the biggest tires go third. The HOV lanes are really designed just for the slow Floridians passing through who are used to hogging the left lane everywhere.
5. If you actually stop at a yellow light or stop sign, you will be rear ended, cussed out, and possibly shot. Unless there is a police car nearby.
6. Never honk at anyone. Ever. Seriously. It's another offense that can get you shot.
7. Road construction is permanent and continuous. Detour barrels are moved around for your entertainment pleasure during the middle of the night to make the next day's driving a bit more exciting. Generally, city roads other than the main streets have more potholes and bumps (usually speed bumps) than most dirt roads in the countryside.
8. Watch carefully for road hazards such as drunks, possums, skunks, dogs, barrels, cones, furniture, cats, mattresses, shredded tires, squirrels, rabbits, and crows.
9. Be aware that spelling of street names may change from block to block, e.g., Clairmont, Claremont, Clairmonte.
10. If someone actually has their turn signal on, wave them to the shoulder immediately to let them know it has been “accidentally activated”.
11. If you are in the left lane and only driving 75 in a 55-65 mph zone, k, e.g., you are considered a road hazard and will be “flipped off” accordingly. If you return the flip, you'll be shot.
12. For summer driving, it is advisable to wear potholders on your hands.
MOST IMPORTANT: If you get LOST, Look for a road named PEACHTREE... Then you are somewhere in Atlanta!

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