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March 27, 2009 by Draginol
As some people saw in the recent deficit graph, President Obama plans to create deficits that are just staggering. They make the ridiculous Bush deficits seem downright responsible.

So what will happen as a result?

There are 4 possible things, none of which are good for our country.

1. We’ll have to print more money to pay for the loans the government is going to have to take out to pay for these crazy programs which means increased inflation. That means your assets will become wo...
March 26, 2009 by Draginol
Jake DeSantis, the executive Vice Prsident of AIG’s financial product unit has put his resignation letter online.  It’s worth reading.


March 26, 2009 by Draginol

I was somewhat disgusted with Bush having deficits but compared to Obama, Bush was a piker.


March 10, 2009 by Draginol
In Finland, how much you make determines the amount of a fine.

For instance, a Finnish millionaire recently got a 112,000-euro speeding ticket (he was about 10 over).  That’s because the fine is calculated using what he earned last year.

So the guy who inherits his wealth and sits on his butt is fine. But the guy who’s working his rear end off gets penalized more.

Taking this to its logical conclusion, a young person should get more time in prison because he has more life av...
February 19, 2009 by Draginol
It’s well known I wasn’t a Bush fan. I may have more in common with Bush on ideology but in terms of his personality, I am glad he’s gone. I think Bush is a good man, I just don’t think he was well suited to be President.

Obama, on the other hand, is very well suited to be President.  He has far more empathy.  Pundits don’t realize how much credibility Obama gets from people when he admits mistakes.

The big bummer with Obama, of course, is that he doesn’t understand economics...
February 15, 2009 by Draginol
Read this open letter from the Heritage Foundation to President Obama.
January 30, 2009 by Draginol
One of the things about right-wingers that really annoys me is when they tell people who don’t like some policy with the US that they should just move to another country. It’s just obnoxious.

Of course, it’s annoying when left-wingers do it too.

In JillUser’s blog asking that people who complain how the rich spend their own money to take an interest in how those on public assistance spend theirs, long time user Mumblefratz writes:

I guess if that's how you look at it then th...
January 27, 2009 by Draginol

Last week I wrote an article detailing just how far left Time Magazine is.  My objection isn't that these media outlets are biased, my objection is their insistence that they are "objective" and "balanced" which they most certainly are not.

American liberals tend to foam at the mouth about the existence of FOX News, a center-right media outlet but are often oblivious or in aggressive denial that MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Newsweek, Time, Washington Post, New York Times, LA Times, etc. are all as far left as Fox News is right.

Liberals are quick to talk about how you can't get your news from Fox but see nothing wrong with regurgitating quotes from the latest issue of Newsweek or 60 minutes.

This week, I'll walk through Newsweek -- as seen through the eyes of a conservative...


Read on...

January 22, 2009 by Draginol

Disclaimer: If you are one of those people who determine who they like based on esoteric political views you should probably not read further and moreover, might want to reconsider your priorities.

For everyone else...

It seems like I'm constantly hearing from liberals how Fox News is just so right wing.  They almost never give examples of what they mean by that.  Is Hannity right wing? Definitely. How about O'Reilly? He's certainly not liberal but 50 years ago he would have been a Democrat in all likelihood.  And besides, neither of them are hosting NEWS shows. They are commentators -- analysts. They're the equivalent of the editorial page.

If you then point out that CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, NY Times, Washington Post, Time and Newsweek are as left of center as Fox is conservative they'll deny it.

So today, I'm going to walk you through the current issue of Time Magazine from the perspective of a conservative.


Let's start with the cover...

January 16, 2009 by Draginol
For the record, I was against Proposition 8 in California. I don't think the state should involve itself in what legal arrangements consenting adults make.  If two gay people want to get married, that's fine with me.

That said, the people of California voted (again) and they have decided that they don't want the state to acknowledge gay marriage. 

Now Google comes along and tries to sue to have this overturned based on the premise that it makes it harder to hire people in th...
December 24, 2008 by Draginol
There is an excellent book called Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money--That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

I highly recommend it to people.  In many discussions on-line, it becomes really apparent that most people don't really understand money. They know what it does but they have no idea how it works, where it comes from, and how to make more of it.

Conceptually, it's straight forward: If I have $1 and my goal is to have more than $1 then I need to i...
December 14, 2008 by Draginol
I'm not personally into guns but I am a strong believer in the right for citizens to legally purchase pretty much any type of precision target weapon (i.e. guns).

One of the strawman arguments I hear often is "Why not let people have nukes then?" and the reason is that the constitution intended citizens to bear arms -- specifically weapons that have a relatively high degree of precision.  Explosives, canons, etc. are not precision weapons.

Now before someone gets hung up on the above ...
November 26, 2008 by Draginol
I've seen the argument that we should have the federal government raise taxes back to where they were in the Clinton years.  Such an argument ignores the bigger picture because when the federal government lowered taxes, a lot of states, including Michigan where I live, raised theirs.

Let's look at Mr. Rich guy who makes $1M a year (after deductions) and owns a $1M home and lives in Michigan.

About $300,000 of his income will go to federal income taxes.

Another $40,000 will go...
November 19, 2008 by Draginol
Great article by Walter E. Williams that helps explain why socialism is a fundamentally evil concept.

I'd go even further and say it's also insipid because its supporters actually believe that supporting socialism actually makes them morally superior.

Imagine there's an elderly widow down the street from you. She has neither the strength to mow her lawn nor enough money to hire someone to do it. Here's my question to you that I'm almost afraid for the answer: Would you support a gov...
November 4, 2008 by Draginol
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