We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"Dodd-Frank may produce more problems than it solves." MAY? It is to laugh, for more is gaw-ron-teed!
“Justice” Comes to Islington: I recall reading about such attempts here. Failures, one and all. Prof Reynolds has posted about this sort of thing many times. People do not develop middle-class values because they live in middle-class housing or have m-c things.
Disney cashes in: Dems just looooooove big Hollywood.
We liberals are appalled about how this presumptively innocent perp had his ass shot off by Mom. Without any trial, he has had his feelings hurt and self esteem irreparably damaged by this calculated act of gun violence. Rather than start blasting away she should have accepted Fate and waited for the police to take an after-action report.
Last November, while on a vacation cruise through the South Pacific, I read Amity Shlaes' book, "The Forgotten Man." If you haven't read this book, you should. It is as if the author had a crystal ball and could predict every misstep Obama has taken since assuming office. As I read the book, wherever Shlaes wrote "FDR", I mentally substituted "BHO". The parallels between FDR's disastrous fiscal policies of the 1930s and Obama's assault on middle class America over the last four years are truly eerie. The book was first published in 2007, before Obama was even thought to have a chance to win election, and yet whole paragraphs of the book---literally word for word---can serve as an indictment of Obama, as if written about him specifically. My takeaway from the book is that if we are poised to repeat the sorry history of FDR's time in office, and there is no reason to think otherwise, Obama's second term is not going to end well for many out of work Americans.
Now you've done it. Zach will once again regurgitate his talking points that FDR had 8% GDP growth from 1933 to 1938. People sufferred during those years. Lost their jobs and homes, lived hand to mouth, waited in long lines for a little bread or a bag of cabbages. But the mythic 8% growth of the elusive GDP meant nothing to these poor souls. FDR's entire presidency was rewritten over the years. His failings have been elevated to successes by the loony left. His sins absolved. The suspicions about Pearl Harbor forgotten. His history was rewritten for the good of all mankind, well for the good of the Democrats.
I thought the same thing when I read it and its all working out that way including being reelected with high unemployment. She writes a column for Forbes magazine that is always very good and is coming out with a bio of Calvin Coolidge soon.