Posts Tagged ‘Dallas’

Some post turkey day observations

November 24, 2012

Seems that the top jurist’s in Egypt have figured out what so many of us knew as the so called Arab Spring unfolded before the world. Nothing but a takeover by radical muslims in the guise of some sort of democracy, and epic fail obama even tried to make us all believe that this would be a good thing. Talk about a sales pitch that would make snake oil marketers proud!

Then we have this; Chris Brown still being hammered over his row with Rhianna. Didn’t he do enough time? Didn’t he go through all the counseling, and pay the fines? Why is this big news ? Why bother with it at all? From all accounts they have resolved their issues. Let them both go on with their lives without others telling them how to live those lives or castigating either one for how they go about it?

Two deaths of note, or better said that made the news. Hector Camacho took a dirt bath after taking a bullet in the face. Damn! He was one hell of a boxer! Even if he was one of the sweet sciences bad boys. Larry Hagman, the man everyone loved to hate every week on Dallas passed away after a terrible battle with cancer. Rest in peace men.

Then there has been the weather. From “Super Storm Sandy” to the latest cold front and attendant storm that chased me from Seattle to just outside of Chicago the idiots are all calling it a result of man made global warming. In Wyoming, we call it winter and never mind that scientific fact that we are emerging from the “Little Ice Age.”

The absolute joke of the week, as usual, involve the epic failure known as the obama. Yes, we knew this would happen. The election is being hailed as an overwhelming victory and mandate. Sorry folks, but it simply was not. He barely won. We lost, but not by much, and we have only ourselves to blame for running yet another half-assed conservative instead of a real non compromiser that loves the nation as well as the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

On to better things! Those that roll there own check out Magnum Pistol 300! Talk about some serious bang!

Keep the shiny side up…

Fed’s Fisher: Obama Plans Fuel ‘Fears of Inflation’

February 22, 2012

More Fed easing might backfire, and Congress and the Obama administration should streamline tax and regulatory policies to spur long-term job growth, says Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

“No amount of monetary accommodation will change the pathology” that businesses face, Fisher said Feb. 15 in a speech in San Marco, Texas.

“Excessive monetary accommodation might only add a further dosage of angst, fueling fears of future inflation,” Bloomberg News quoted Fisher as saying.
On Jan. 25, the Fed said it would keep rates near zero at least through late 2014, extending a previous date of mid-2013 or later.

The Dallas Fed president, who doesn’t vote on policy this year, has been among the most vocal internal Fed critics, dissenting twice last year against moves to push down long-term rates and to keep the benchmark U.S. interest rate near zero until at least mid-2013. He voted five times in 2008 in favor of tighter policy.

“The greatest impediments to investing in and creating jobs in the U.S. are the current tax code and regulatory burden and uncertainty, as well as lagging workforce skills,” Fisher told the Texas Manufacturers Summit 2012.

The 62-year-old Fisher cited a recent Harvard Business School survey of businesses that “more than 70 percent of respondents expect U.S. competitiveness to decline” during the next few years.

“No one ? business operator, worker or consumer ? can plan for the long term with confidence until the federal government removes the angst that is associated with run-away deficits and unfunded liabilities that threaten to drown our economy in debt,” Fisher said.

Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said during a news conference after the Jan. 25 Federal Open Market Committee meeting that the Fed is keeping the option open of buying more bonds. The Fed pushed down the rate close to zero in December 2008 and has engaged in two rounds of asset purchases totaling $2.3 trillion to boost the economy and reduce the jobless rate of more than 8 percent.

Fisher briefly described the U.S. economy, by saying, “The national unemployment rate is beginning to ebb. But too many Americans remain out of work and for too long.”

Fisher devoted most of his speech to describing the economy of Texas, which he said has been one of three states to reach peak employment again following the past recession in part because of tax and regulatory policies that favor job creation. A restaurant operator may spend as much as two years to get a permit for expansion in California that takes six weeks in Texas, Fisher said.

“If you examine the differences among New York and California and Texas, you will note that these former power states have less flexible labor rules,” said Fisher, who has been president of the Dallas Fed since 2005 and whose district includes Texas, northern Louisiana, and southern New Mexico.

The Dallas Fed and other regional banks released unprecedented details on Jan. 31 about their personal wealth. Fisher’s disclosure listed holdings exceeding $20 million, including millions of dollars in municipal bonds and 7,113 acres of land in states including Iowa, Missouri, and Texas.

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And yet again we, the people get to deal with the utter stupidness of the obaminites when it comes to basic economics…

Figure it out. We are heading straight into a situation of stagflation, and utter economic depression…

 

Merry Christmas; Some Nitwit always has to screw things up

December 26, 2011

Christmas, a day of thanks for our blessings. Irrespective of how one thinks in terms of religion, or faith. Gift giving and so on are but the shallow things involved. In Kantian Ethics we think in terms of final right, or wrong. Good, or evil, doing what is right, moral, and correct because that is what one should do. Not for reward, just because it is the correct thing to do. Even when no one else is watching.

But? Someone, or group always has to screw things up. Muslims stage an attack on innocent people in Nigeria. Some freak shoots up three generations of a family after opening presents, and I am sure that by later today there will be even more atrocities reported.

All of these things usually end up in some insane call for even further restrictions on the freedoms and liberties of the individual. Most often when those very freedoms may have prevented, or lessened the horrors released upon the victims.

More laws will be demanded by those that endure the pain of loss, as well as those with an anti freedom agenda. Any time that a law is passed it ultimately results in a loss of freedom in exchange for some perceived security. Ben Franklin summed that up for us all quite a few years ago. But? Does anyone listen these days to a dead old white man..?

Mark my words, there will be calls for extreme gun control laws in Texas as a result of the tragedy that happened just outside Dallas. But the control freaks will not say a word about what happened in Niger, where, at least legally, no one can own a weapon other than Police and Military, and, yes, you guessed it… Those with the right connections! Further, you can bet your bottom peso that the obama’s reported promise of assistance in fighting the terrorist’s will come with a price tag of some sort. Most probably involving more and liberty damaging policies, procedures, laws, or treaties…

I submit, yes, even after all these years here on WordPress, that individual freedom and liberty could have prevented or greatly lessened the degree of  both the above noted tragedies. It is called a 45 Colt or 12 gauge Shotgun in the hands of a brave, willing and trained person. Yes, my Marine and Ranger Brothers will chastise me for saying that, but? Simply put, a rifle was not needed to put a stop to the nonsense!

Political correctness be damned!


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