NEXT?

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Don’t doubt me. I cannot revel in self-righteous, pat-myself-on-the-back behavior after witnessing another prediction of mine becoming reality.  In my opinion, it is in particularly bad taste and bottom barrel decorum to celebrate when bad things are happening even if I did give everyone a heads-up. We are living in an alternative universe when it comes to free-markets, capitalism and … Read More

Wasted Talent

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   “The saddest thing in life is wasted talent.” Lorenzo Anello (Played by Robert De Niro from the film A Bronx Tale) If I were to tell you in 1975, 1985, 1995, or 2005 that in 2016 the United States of America would be an energy powerhouse exporting oil and natural gas around the globe.  That in 2016 medical advances … Read More

Lillputians on Steroids

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Jonathan Swift modeled his classic novel Gulliver’s Travels to satirize life in his time. The Lilliputians and their Kingdom of Lilliput were a study of what life was like in England. In the novel, the Lilliputians were all of six inches in stature, however possessing all the haughty pretention and self-importance of full-sized men. Adjectives such as: ill tempered, two-faced, … Read More

STUCK IN THE MUD

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APRIL 2014 “Reaganomics means you start a business in your garage; Obamanomics means you move into your parents garage.” Senator Ted Cruz I did an interview post election back in November 2008 and was asked what I thought Americans could expect as far economic growth under President-Elect Barrack Obama.  The metaphor I used to describe what I knew was coming … Read More

JUST PRESS PRINT

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DECEMBER 2013 Many years ago on my radio show, I tried to articulate the aura of invincibility that many in power claim to wield by utilizing and comparing them to the King in the children’s nursery rhyme, Humpty Dumpty. “All the kings horses and all the kings men couldn’t put Humpty together again.” Try to contemplate the hubris of a … Read More

HOUSING STUPIDITY

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OCTOBER 2013 Correct me if I am wrong, but did we not just get ourselves out of a housing/credit crisis that was fueled in part by really dumb government policies? There was dumb, and now there is dumber. One would like to believe that in the wake of dumb and destructive policies the government might take actions to decrease the … Read More

CODE RED

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JULY 2013 The story goes that Benjamin Franklin emerged from Independence Hall in Philadelphia, on September 18, 1787 and was approached by a woman.  She asked…  “Well Doctor, what do we have a republic or a monarchy?”  Franklin replied, “A republic if you can keep it.” Benghazi, the Internal Revenue Service, the National Security Agency, and Obamacare shakedowns…the hits just … Read More

APRIL FOOLS

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APRIL 2013 I read it, but I didn’t believe it. President Barrack Obama has decreed April, “National Financial Capability Month.”  This administration with all its knowledge and insight, will do things such as teach our nation’s youngsters “how to budget responsibly.” Obama’s Official Proclamation… “I call upon all Americans to observe this month with programs and activities to improve their … Read More

FALLOUT

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APRIL 2013 “In a state where corruption abounds, laws must be very numerous” Publius Cornelius Tacitus Over the past three decades we have had multitudes of laws and regulations that have moved the nation closer to the world that Tacitus studied and wrote about two thousand years ago.  Whether it be the Graham-Leach-Bliley Act that laid the groundwork for the … Read More