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Happy Wednesday.

If you, like me, were disgusted by ex-FreedomWorks chairman Dick Armey's decision to give execrable troll-site Media Matters an interview dishing on FreedomWorks, you'll be relieved, or something, to hear that Dick Armey didn't even realize he was talking to Media Matters even though the interviewer clearly identified himself. Armey thought he was talking to the Media Research Center. This, to me, sounds like an admission that it's time to retire.

Democrats are still freaking out over the notion that if you raise the cost of labor, you get less of it. I haven't eaten at Wendy's before, but I could be persuaded.

Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal has a provocative column on the platinum coin trick. I spent a good chunk of yesterday explaining on Twitter that although the coin trick is a stupid, bad idea, it isn't illegal, nor is it unconstitutional, as some have argued. Quite simply, if Congress can delegate authority to Treasury to print $20 bills, it can delegate authority to mint a platinum proof coin. (And, in fact, it did in 31 U.S.C. sec. 5112.)

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Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2013 06:52 AM (XkWWK)

2 There were comments, then there weren't.

It's going to be one of those days. And it's raining.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 09, 2013 06:53 AM (GoIUi)

3 Third!

Posted by: Evil Otto at January 09, 2013 06:54 AM (VPMjy)

4
Yiddish Word of the Day:

"Ich darf es vi a lok in kop!" - I need it like a hole in the head!

Also, "lok in kopf" is often said by itself to indicate the same idea.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2013 06:54 AM (XkWWK)

5 Gonna be 70 here today, no snow, no rain, no sleet, no ice.

Posted by: Killerdog at January 09, 2013 06:57 AM (Oi60j)

6 I love how the folks that are angry about the hours being cut for workers are now demanding that the government do SOMETHING. Poor little dears; reality is just not being nice to them.

Posted by: NR Pax at January 09, 2013 06:59 AM (1ml8s)

7 January thaw in process in MN today and tomorrow. Good riddance to the *^% snow

Posted by: zeera at January 09, 2013 07:00 AM (3dXwx)

8 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Hagel

Yesterday I posted that TFG was scraping the bottom of the barrel of wet willy's admin. Seems the barrel is empty.

Hagel is a wet 'R' noddle and will be the JEF's little bitch the gut the military.

Posted by: sTevo at January 09, 2013 07:00 AM (VMcEw)

9 Gonna be fifty today. Then BAM!

Posted by: VW Zao at January 09, 2013 07:02 AM (vWZa0)

10 Steady rain here for the second day in a row. I'd love to go back to bed and curl up under the covers. Instead I'm sitting at my work desk trying to fight with the formulation program through bleary vision.

Posted by: DangerGirl - feeling empty at January 09, 2013 07:03 AM (Tqh1Y)

11 The Road to Ruin is paved with Trillion Dollar Coins...


Posted by: American Dawg at January 09, 2013 07:04 AM (trA4n)

12 Armey is the king of failed coups.

What's the difference between printing a trilion dollar coin and a trillion dollars in paper money?

Posted by: Valiant at January 09, 2013 07:07 AM (aFxlY)

13 Too me , Wendy's is far superior to McKings and
Burger Donalds...Since I live in the Omaha area
I'll have to do my bit for GOD and Country and show my support for the local franchise causing all the Lefty's
HEADS TO EXPLODE...

Posted by: American Dawg at January 09, 2013 07:09 AM (trA4n)

14 Obama will look nice in platinum.
Maybe have the wookie on the back.
The motto will be "YES WE DID"

Posted by: VW Zao at January 09, 2013 07:10 AM (vWZa0)

15 I love how the folks that are angry about the hours being cut for workers are now demanding that the government do SOMETHING. Poor little dears; reality is just not being nice to them.

I wish they'd make up their minds. Government ALREADY did something. THAT'S why hours are being cut. Cause and effect. How does it work?

Posted by: rickb223 - May God bless Texas at January 09, 2013 07:10 AM (d0Dmj)

16 Really great anti-registration post at captainsjournal. It is short so I'll repost:
poster amr @captainsjournal:

"Senator Feinstein denies that this bill, with its registration requirement for the vast majority of firearms, is a step towards confiscation, I doubt that she forgets the passage of the California Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989 in her home state and what happened afterwards. That Act required the registration of so-called “assault weapons”. Attorney General Dan Lungren reversed the official position and in 1997 to declared one of the rifles considered legal and subject to registration just a few years earlier, the SKS Sporter with detachable magazine, to be illegal. Owners who had complied with the law were forced to surrender their weapons or transfer them out of state.

Worse yet, despite assurances by the NYC government that registration records would not EVER be used for anything more than tracking lost and stolen weapons, the registration system for long guns such as rifles and shotguns established in 1967 was used in the 1990′s to confiscate previously lawful semi-automatic rifles. Also, registration easily allowed the confiscation of firearms in GB and Australia.

I doubt that the modern American resort to arms to protect basic constitutional rights would have been possible in McMinn County, TN with this proposed law. Only the corrupt and powerful would have had weapons and the Battle of Athens or sometimes called the McMinn County War on August 1, 1946 would not have occurred. Even Eleanor Roosevelt supported the necessity of that effort.

The Revolutionary War began when British subjects, soon to be called Americans, repelled the British Army’s attempt to confiscate arms. This is a streak of defiance that has permeated American culture throughout its history. So why should any American citizen believe that if Senator Feinstein and other elected officials are willing to violate a basic American right to bear arms, that existed even before we were a nation, that we should trust said officials to safeguard any of our constitutional rights."

Posted by: Daybrother at January 09, 2013 07:11 AM (+paCV)

17 What's the difference between printing a trilion dollar coin and a trillion dollars in paper money?


Finding ONE sucker to buy ONE coin vs. many suckers to buy paper.

Posted by: rickb223 - May God bless Texas at January 09, 2013 07:11 AM (d0Dmj)

18 Guaranteed way to not have your hours cut is to become salaried. Thirty hours for me is called Monday and Tuesday.

Posted by: NCKate at January 09, 2013 07:12 AM (IYde+)

19 The comments on the trillion dollar coin are truly frightening.

They think you can just conjure money into creation and not have any inflationary or destabilizing effects on the economy.

These people are truly mad.


Where is Monty's doom thread when you need one?

Posted by: General Woundwort at January 09, 2013 07:13 AM (RrD4h)

20 Now that Obamacare is bringing small business owners forward, maybe it's time to look at increasing the minimum wage by a couple bucks an hour.

Posted by: Stuff that Joey Biden says. Vol 1 at January 09, 2013 07:15 AM (jlngc)

21 DOOM!

Posted by: Monty's Doom Thread at January 09, 2013 07:15 AM (+paCV)

22 Good morning, ‘rons and ‘ronettes. Am I getting in before Vic’s daily briefing?


Today's story comes to you courtesy of OSP, who was indulging in a little rumination of the carnal crimes he would commit on the lush body of Anna Kournikova. It reminded me of a story about the great John Barrymore. Unfortunately, I’ve got so many books and papers that I couldn't find the primary source material like names and dates, so you'll have to bear with me if I make up a few details:

It seems that, sometime in the 1940s, during a break in his radio show, Barrymore was approached by a woman, her son in tow. "Mr. Barrymore," she said, "My son wants to be an actor, like you. Do you think you could give him any advice?"

Barrymore looked at the boy, who was very obviously uncomfortable about being paraded in front of The Great Profile. Having had encounters with stage mothers before, however, he knew what to do. "Sit down, my boy," he smiled, draping an arm around the boy. "Let me tell you a story.

"Many years ago, I was touring up and down the East coast. Well, when I got to New Orleans, I met up with an old friend of mine, who invited me to dinner. It turned out that he had bought out a madam many years back and was now the owner of a whorehouse, and he invited me to stay with him."
As the horrified mother's face went white, Barrymore went on. "I ended up staying there after my tour had ended. It was the most wonderful month in my life – wonderful music, the best food and wines and an orgy every night. Ah, but then," he winked to the mother, "I was offered a part on Broadway."

Mother sighed in relief, thinking that Barrymore would finally talk about the glory of the stage.


But no. "My last night," the actor went on, "the whores threw me a farewell party. It was me and my pal and every girl we could have, for as long as we could have them. Finally, at about three in the morning, while the girls were were resting, my pal turned to me and said, 'John, why are you going? All that will happen is that you'll be in a show for a few months, then you'll be out of work again. Why don't you stay here? I'll find you a madam and a house and you can run it and fuck these girls for the rest of your life.' "Well, with such an offer, what could I do?”

Mother was white again, but the boy was hanging on to Barrymore's every word. With the trained grace of a true star, Barrymore looked off into the distance, remembering those long-ago days. Then, his jawline firm, he tightened his grip on the boy's shoulders and looked straight into his eyes. "But I told myself I knew better. I knew I was destined for a life on the stage. I left for Broadway and never looked back.”


“Thank you, Mr. Barrymore,”
Mother sputtered, reaching for her son. But Barrymore held up a hand to stop her. “But the more I think about where I’ve been and what I've done with my life, I realize I should never have turned the offer down. So, my boy," he finished, giving the would-be actor a hearty handshake, "I advise you to forget about acting. Find yourself a whorehouse and never leave."


And now, I hope you’ll forgive me if I imitate OSP a bit. I don’t feel like changing my nic, but I’ll encourage you to click on it to see my website and buy my book, The Director’s Cut: A Theda Bara Mystery, available on Amazon, BN and Kindle.


Have a wonderful day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 09, 2013 07:15 AM (zF6Iw)

23 Gotta ask - how did someone growing up in Oklahoma never set foot in a Wendy's?

Posted by: sithkhan at January 09, 2013 07:16 AM (u9ths)

24 5 Gonna be 70 here today, no snow, no rain, no sleet, no ice.
Posted by: Killerdog at January 09, 2013 06:57 AM (Oi60j)


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In the interest of ' fairness' I say we should redistribute some of those degrees to states that don't have as many.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 09, 2013 07:20 AM (PNW8K)

25 No Vic yet. Well, when you do get here, I'm finally getting back to you on what a wolf in dumb sheep's clothing John Brennan is. Beck played and replayed these videos of him, which is why I remembered him refusing to say "Jerusalem" and also declaring his love for all things Islam.

http://bit.ly/WoQb9q


http://bit.ly/UE005z

Posted by: RushBabe at January 09, 2013 07:20 AM (tQHzJ)

26 Why couldn't Nick Saban have been elected President? Shit would be running on time and under budget if he had.

Posted by: The BCS Sucks but the SEC Rules at January 09, 2013 07:21 AM (bS6uW)

27 6 love how the folks that are angry about the hours being cut for workers are now demanding that the government do SOMETHING. Poor little dears; reality is just not being nice to them.

They will never learn. Hopefully, the government will *do something* and their hours will be cut even further.

Posted by: Brit F*ckin Hume, GOP Shop Steward at January 09, 2013 07:21 AM (+kznc)

28 I wish they'd make up their minds. Government ALREADY did something. THAT'S why hours are being cut. Cause and effect. How does it work?

If you can get to them when their reality filter is in for repair, you have a chance at explaining things to them.

Posted by: NR Pax at January 09, 2013 07:22 AM (1ml8s)

29 I haven't been to Wendys since they changed the burgers, but I could go for a Frosty.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at January 09, 2013 07:23 AM (hO8IJ)

30 Posted by: RushBabe at January 09, 2013 07:20 AM (tQHzJ)

Nice links, RushBabe. Holy crap.

Posted by: The BCS Sucks but the SEC Rules at January 09, 2013 07:24 AM (bS6uW)

31 The House can force all of this to a head and reduce the debt ceiling.

By 1 trillion dollars.


Spending will have to be reduced by default.

You lower the debt ceiling by 500 million dollars every year after that forcing more spending reductions and belt tightening.

The US has more than enough money to operate the government and meet it's mandatory spending and debt servicing.

The President and the Donks will cry but so what let them.

At some point we have to fight - Let this be the hill our side finally dies upon.


BANANA REPUBLICS MINT 1 TRILLION DOLLAR COINS!

Posted by: General Woundwort at January 09, 2013 07:26 AM (RrD4h)

32 I always thought Wendy's burgers smelled of armpits.
But, y'all go on and enjoy.

Posted by: VW Zao at January 09, 2013 07:27 AM (vWZa0)

33 President Obama has inherited the worst small business environment in history from the previous President. And that president inherited the worst economy in the history of the world from Bush!

Posted by: DAybrother's liberal friends at January 09, 2013 07:27 AM (+paCV)

34 Poor little dears; reality is just not being nice to them.

I warned you, didn't I? I said it wouldn't work. I said you needed to deal with things as they are, not as you think they should be. I said that kind of thinking is for children and fools. But did you listen? Noooooo.

Posted by: Reality's nagging, but still correct mother at January 09, 2013 07:28 AM (YXmuI)

35 It's in the works now for minimum wages to go up to $10.00 an hour by 2015. Some parts of the country already have it there.

Posted by: Case at January 09, 2013 07:29 AM (QwurB)

36 Wendy's has the best bacon. Their burgers are.. meh.. but they have really good bacon.

McD's, on the other hand, has "bacon" so thin you can see through it.. and I'm not entirely sure it is real bacon.

Alas.. on my new diet there is no burgers or bacon!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 09, 2013 07:30 AM (UTq/I)

37 Liberal meddlers never learn. Consider the California tax story now out: they raised the shit out of taxes in 2011 and tax revenues plummeted. Now they need more money. So what do they do? They raise the shit out of taxes again. Result? Even less money. Increase revenue by cutting rates? Never even seriously entertained.

The fundamental flaw in such thinking is static modeling. If I do x to y then z will occur, but neglecting to consider that the human beings interested in y will change their behavior so that doing x will not produce result z. Then, when it doesn't work, it's unexpected !!1! Because they're smarter than you, that's why.

Posted by: The BCS Sucks but the SEC Rules at January 09, 2013 07:31 AM (bS6uW)

38 -32
I always thought Wendy's burgers smelled of armpits.

But, y'all go on and enjoy.

Posted by: VW Zao
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That was the dude in line ahead of you , who probably spends too much time at Wendy's ...

Posted by: American Dawg at January 09, 2013 07:31 AM (trA4n)

39 Oddly, my new diet is ONLY burgers and bacon, and no carbs.

Posted by: Scanner Dan at January 09, 2013 07:31 AM (h5CN9)

40 @24 Because at some point you have enough temperature. And it's not like you built those degrees.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 09, 2013 07:31 AM (PNW8K)

41 Took out a double chimney from my house last summer.
Thinking I can make a good hidey hole up in the attic floor.
Just need to figure out some large metallic object to park on top of it to confuse the gun police when they come.

Posted by: VW Zao at January 09, 2013 07:31 AM (vWZa0)

42 re: "I haven't been to Wendys since they changed the burgers"

The first time they handed me a burger that wasn't square...

Can't go on. Still too angry.

And of course that was the time I went in there all "No, listen, their burgers are much better than fast food burgers usually are. This is gonna rule. Get a triple."

...Those bastards.

Posted by: oblig. at January 09, 2013 07:32 AM (cePv8)

43 human beings interested in y will change their behavior so that doing x will not produce result z

Or change their address.

Posted by: pep at January 09, 2013 07:32 AM (YXmuI)

44 Is Vic ok? I don't recall the last time he missed a thread ...
Should we worry?

Posted by: sithkhan at January 09, 2013 07:35 AM (u9ths)

45 16 Posted by: Daybrother at January 09, 2013 07:11 AM (+paCV)


If they ever came for my gun, I'd tell them I threw them in the ocean.

Failing that, in the event of revolution, I'd buy one that "fell off of a truck," IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2013 07:35 AM (XkWWK)

46 MPPPP, you're stories are the toy in the AoS cereal. ....and we get to open a new box every morning!

Posted by: Icedog at January 09, 2013 07:35 AM (9ScGj)

47 Fu*% Wendys. Wish we had a Whataburger. So close, just 60 miles down the interstate. Come on up I59 Whataburger.

Posted by: Case at January 09, 2013 07:35 AM (QwurB)

48 - 41 - Posted by: VW Zao
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You need to go to Hidey Holes R-US,
They have what your looking for...

Posted by: American Dawg at January 09, 2013 07:35 AM (trA4n)

49 California was around 67 Billion in debt in 2010 and meanwhile they are losing businesses and citizens daily. I expect their next step is to trade the Southern part of the State to Mexico for magic beans (or weeds).

Posted by: Daybrother at January 09, 2013 07:36 AM (+paCV)

50 Now now, I am certain with time, love, and the patience of fucking Job the mules will eventually grasp that raising business costs forces either a reduction in overhead or a raising of price by the time they are 65.

Once a person self-identifies as a donk I usually work some form of "gravity how the fuck does that work?" into the conversation.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 07:36 AM (LRFds)

51 I wonder if you can still get a single burger on the Wendy' s "Trillion Dollar Menu"?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 09, 2013 07:36 AM (JZA60)

52 47 Fu*% Wendys. Wish we had a Whataburger. So close, just 60 miles down the interstate. Come on up I59 Whataburger.
Posted by: Case at January 09, 2013 07:35 AM (QwurB)

In and Out Burger. One of the very few things I miss about living in L.A.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2013 07:37 AM (XkWWK)

53 6 NR Pax,

Yeah imagine a genuine ELE nailing us with them standing at the door of Barry's vault demanding he stop the meteor with eloquence and aplomb.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 07:37 AM (LRFds)

54 2 Miss Marple,

I like the rain, I love gloom.

Inclement weather is our friend.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 07:38 AM (LRFds)

55 Posted by: VW Zao


With all due respect. If it is time to hide your guns that means it is also time to start using them.

Posted by: Daybrother at January 09, 2013 07:38 AM (+paCV)

56 Whataburger....fuckin kings of the burger world! You yankees are missing out.

Posted by: Icedog at January 09, 2013 07:40 AM (9ScGj)

57 In and Out Burger. One of the very few things I miss about living in L.A.

I really don't "get" In and Out Burger. I guess you have to be Californian (like my wife) to appreciate it. I think Five Guys is ten times better, and there are any number of local joints where you can get an even better burger in the same amount of time. To each his own, I guess.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 09, 2013 07:40 AM (1SE1j)

58 I seen a New David Bowie Video yesterday , It's nice to see at his age he hasn't lost his ability to suck....

Posted by: American Dawg at January 09, 2013 07:40 AM (trA4n)

59 I liked 5 Guys Burgers & Fries, but in the last few years, the quality has declined.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2013 07:41 AM (XkWWK)

60 Why don't they just make platinum coins instead of taxing?

Posted by: Golan Globus at January 09, 2013 07:41 AM (/1U3u)

61 19 GW,

Monty was smart enough to cipher that he was yelling at a mountain to move.

The left are proud retards on economics.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 07:41 AM (LRFds)

62 It's nice to see at his age he hasn't lost his ability to suck....

That sentence is missing a single noun to complete the thought.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 09, 2013 07:41 AM (1SE1j)

63 60 Golan Globus,

Now they are not THAT crazy on econ they grasp they HAVE to steal from our activity coming AND going.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 07:42 AM (LRFds)

64 This is why I want the Republicans to refuse to raise the debt ceiling (well, one of the reasons). MAKE this motherfucker try his trillion-dollar coin bullshit. He's going to end up humiliating himself in front of the people whose approval he craves the most - European leaders.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 09, 2013 07:43 AM (JDIKC)

65 59 I liked 5 Guys Burgers & Fries, but in the last few years, the quality has declined.

They are a metro DC product, so it's still very good here. But I've eaten at a few outside the Beltway and, yeah, not all of them are as good.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 09, 2013 07:43 AM (1SE1j)

66 56 Icedog,

their A-1 Whataburger was a thing of beauty.

I drove Boy and wife down the road at random to go get whataburger they were whining a bit until I said "i want a whataburger and a shake from a local creamery down in Tejas...."

then they were quite content with the random 14 hour trip.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 07:45 AM (LRFds)

67 69 Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 09, 2013 07:43 AM (1SE1j)

My local joint is in SoHo, NYC. Liked them at first, as I said, but it's been so-so since. That said, I eat fast food maybe 2 or 3 times a year, so what the hell do I know?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2013 07:46 AM (XkWWK)

68 67 JJ Sefton,

a lot more about human health than me...

heh

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 07:47 AM (LRFds)

69 "Why don't they just make platinum coins instead of taxing?"

.....we can take it one step more (using the lib logic decipher machine)...why not just make a few more and make all Americans rich! No more work for anyone!

Posted by: Icedog at January 09, 2013 07:48 AM (9ScGj)

70 That John Barrymore story reminds me of the story about what Miles Davis told a boy who asked him for advice about his emboucher. These big stars certainly are classy!

Posted by: Cricket at January 09, 2013 07:49 AM (DrC22)

71 My local joint is in SoHo, NYC.

I remember the exact moment I met my wife, down to the minute of the day, but it was at 65 Thompson St., NYC.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 09, 2013 07:49 AM (1SE1j)

72 Dick Armey was so fucking shocked that anybody wanted his simpleton opinion on anything, much less the opportunity for that dumbass to pontificate about what a great person he is, that I'm surprised he didn't start sobbing in gratitude like that emotional dunce Boehner.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at January 09, 2013 07:49 AM (zd6zr)

73 68 67 JJ Sefton,

a lot more about human health than me...

heh
Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 07:47 AM (LRFds)


We're foodies at the Sefton crib and try to cook healthy. But that doesn't mean we don't eat well.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2013 07:50 AM (XkWWK)

74 69 icedog,

yup we can make everyone worth a trillion each and there will be NO rise in prices or disruption of economic equilibrium.

I can't wait until Ogabe and the two ax handled wide assed FLotUS transmute gold from lead at their coronation.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 07:50 AM (LRFds)

75 - 62 -
It's nice to see at his age he hasn't lost his ability to suck....

That sentence is missing a single noun to complete the thought.

Posted by: Sean Bannion
-----------------------------------
Isn't 'Ability ' a Noun ?

Grammar Nazi's also suck....

Posted by: American Dawg at January 09, 2013 07:51 AM (trA4n)

76 Sven....I love the hell out of their burgers, but a 14 hour trip?! There are very few women I'd drive 14 hours for...

Posted by: Icedog at January 09, 2013 07:51 AM (9ScGj)

77 71 I remember the exact moment I met my wife, down to the minute of the day, but it was at 65 Thompson St., NYC.
Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 09, 2013 07:49 AM (1SE1j)

I'm not far from there. Come and get me, lefties!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2013 07:51 AM (XkWWK)

78 29 I haven't been to Wendys since they changed the burgers, but I could go for a Frosty.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at January 09, 2013 07:23 AM (hO8IJ)


Oh HELL yeah, Heather. I can't remember exactly when, but Wendy's went from my favorite to my least favorite burger joint almost overnight. I don't even consider going there anymore. Because the food is awful now.

Posted by: Truman North at January 09, 2013 07:52 AM (I2LwF)

79 22 Ms Poppins' Piercing,

Nice one. I do miss your regaling us with the days of yore when I am absent.

You know what irritates me about mornings like this one is that I know when I was teaching capitalism in Junior Achievement as a youth Barry would have struck me as a special needs student.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 07:52 AM (LRFds)

80 Grammar Nazi's also suck.... Posted by: American Dawg at January 09, 2013 07:51 AM (

I wasn't being a grammar Nazi. Here, I'll be more clear..

It's nice to see at his age he hasn't lost his ability to suck....cock.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 09, 2013 07:53 AM (1SE1j)

81 59 I liked 5 Guys Burgers & Fries, but in the last few years, the quality has declined.


Cost of food is goin up every day. Somethings gotta give. Usually its portion size and quality.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 07:53 AM (l86i3)

82 Dairy Queen has pretty good burgers. Dairy Queen's are far and few between here in NoVa. Where I grew up (W. Penn) there is one is almost every town.

Posted by: puddleglum at January 09, 2013 07:54 AM (W52yc)

83 Oh HELL yeah, Heather. I can't remember exactly
when, but Wendy's went from my favorite to my least favorite burger
joint almost overnight. I don't even consider going there anymore.
Because the food is awful now.

Posted by: Truman North at January 09, 2013 07:52 AM (I2LwF)


My guess it was after Dave Thomas died since he insisted on high quality. I think his daughter Wendy tried to keep up the tradition but isn't up to the task.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at January 09, 2013 07:54 AM (zd6zr)

84 76 Icedog,

I had my woman next to me and driving allows me to establish an emotional center.

The family was facing an impending crisis of a non monetary nature and Ms 10077's anxiety led me to snap and hit the freeway.

I had a decent run at the paychecks so we just went.

Bought Pajamas and a change of clothes on the fly.

Everyone should do that at least once just to plumb how well the kids react to disruption.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 07:54 AM (LRFds)

85 Rob Parker of "cornball brother" fame got his dumbass fired from ESPN.

Posted by: puddleglum at January 09, 2013 07:56 AM (W52yc)

86 Wait, Wendy's burgers aren't square anymore?

Posted by: Icedog at January 09, 2013 07:56 AM (9ScGj)

87 I hadn't had a Wendy's burger in years, but had a Son of Baconator a couple of weeks ago and it was great (for a fast food burger)!

Posted by: Nash Rambler at January 09, 2013 07:56 AM (yW4lI)

88 You know what irritates me about mornings like this one is that I know when I was teaching capitalism in Junior Achievement as a youth Barry would have struck me as a special needs student.
Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 07:52 AM (LRFds)


Hey, I taught JA at inner city middke schools. I brought our black executives from my company to talk to them. It was funny, they were afraid of the kids. I dudn't reallt follow JA's curriculum on personal finance, I kinda made up my own.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 07:56 AM (l86i3)

89 - 80 - Posted by: Sean Bannion...

My Mistake and I apologize....

I'm also sorry that we have to live in a world that includes David Bowie...

Posted by: American Dawg at January 09, 2013 07:57 AM (trA4n)

90 88 OSP,

teaching folks about BPP and whole dollar averaging is a thing of joy.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 07:58 AM (LRFds)

91 I'm also sorry that we have to live in a world that includes David Bowie...

You and me both, bro. You and me both.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 09, 2013 07:58 AM (1SE1j)

92 I was on a bus in the Bahamas in the early 1980s, and two local guys were having a conversation. One of them said, and I quote. "If the government just gave everyone a million dollars and a plot of land, then all of our problems would be solved." The other guy heartily agreed.

I remember thinking (this was during the first terms of the Reagan administration), thank God our country is not run like idiots like these guys. We have our problems, but we will never be like them.

Hmmmm....

Posted by: Scanner Dan at January 09, 2013 07:59 AM (h5CN9)

93 89 American Dawg,

which David Bowie?

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 07:59 AM (LRFds)

94 I get that...used to do something similiar. I'd pack up the family and go to a decent hotel for the night...one with a nice pool and restaraunt. Good mental break from the day-to-day grind.

Posted by: Icedog at January 09, 2013 07:59 AM (9ScGj)

95 92 Scanner Dan,

Dan all of this has happened before, all of this will happen again.

This very line of reasoning is what destroyed the Roman Republic and then Rome itself.

Gracchus, Cataline, and the debauched too cool and rich to care populace of Rome.

"Let it burn" ain't giving up it is just coping with the self-destructive bent of retarded bald apes.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:01 AM (LRFds)

96 "Posted by: The BCS Sucks but the SEC Rules at January 09, 2013 07:31 AM (bS6uW)"

They think that we are stupid and will not change our spending and earning behavior as a result of the higher taxes.

Posted by: Al at January 09, 2013 08:03 AM (V70Uh)

97 [i9Gonna be fifty today. Then BAM!Posted by: VW Zao at January 09, 2013 07:02 AM (vWZa0)Uhhhm, today has arrived already! You ARE fifty. Happy birthday, vedub!

Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 09, 2013 08:03 AM (ma1sf)

98 88 OSP,

teaching folks about BPP and whole dollar averaging is a thing of joy.
Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 07:58 AM (LRFds)

I loved it. It's what made me want to be a Middle School Teacher.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 08:04 AM (l86i3)

99 When I lived in Texas there were Dairy Queen's in almost every town too. They had a good variety of food and great ice-cream.

Posted by: Case at January 09, 2013 08:04 AM (QwurB)

100 Happy half century VW Zhao may you have another span at least.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:05 AM (LRFds)

101 85 Rob Parker of "cornball brother" fame got his dumbass fired from ESPN.
Posted by: puddleglum at January 09, 2013 07:56 AM (W52yc)


Rob Parker = cornhole mother...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2013 08:05 AM (XkWWK)

102 What's wrong with Bowie, well, besides the obvious?

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 09, 2013 08:05 AM (QupBk)

103 [i9Gonna be fifty today. Then BAM!Posted by: VW Zao at January 09, 2013 07:02 AM

Happy Birthday!!!!

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 08:05 AM (l86i3)

104 98 OSP,

I loved it it is what made me accept I needed to be a Hazmat worker instead of a teacher in hindsight.

Kids are natural capitalists....it takes a lot of education to get as retarded as paul krugman.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:06 AM (LRFds)

105 96 how could anyone be so stupid as to not understand the idea of incentives?

Posted by: Rhodium at January 09, 2013 08:07 AM (uFY4s)

106 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 09, 2013 08:07 AM (5DR1j)

107 sven10077, I am stuck having to lug 4 large packages for shipment today to the post office. Each one will require lugging in, one at a time, going through 2 doors and after 4 trips (having to lock and unlock my Jeep each time) I will have to wait in line to mail them, even though I will have the labels and postage on them already.

Plus, I was going to clean carpets today but that is out with 3 dogs in the house (mine and my 2 daughter's) and the dogs don't like to go out in the rain.

Blech.

FOOD PRICE REPORT: Kroger, central Indiana. Eggs, $1.98 / dozen; Ground chuck $4.99 / pound; 5 pounds potatoes $3.99; milk $1.99 / half-gallon (sale and loss leader).

I suggest people start thinking of cheap meals. And don't count on eggs as a cheap source of protein anymore.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 09, 2013 08:07 AM (GoIUi)

108 Kids are natural capitalists....it takes a lot of education to get as retarded as paul krugman.
Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:06 AM (LRFds)

No kidding. I loved teaching and my kids. Too bad the others Teachers and the Admin didn't feel the same way.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 08:07 AM (l86i3)

109 Here's what I don't get-- if the gov't can fund itself by minting trillion dollar Coins of Power (One Coin to Rule Them All), why at the same time are the Progressive Lefties demanding taxes go up on the rich? (and everyone else caught up in their schemes like AMT and "payroll tax holidays"?)

Why a small amount like a trillion? Why not think ahead, and fund the entire Obama administrations' four years and mint a quadrillion coin and be done with it?


Posted by: Raoul Ortega at January 09, 2013 08:08 AM (n5/aO)

110 Good article from VDH over at PJM about the contagion of hipness in America:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/a2zhx7t

Posted by: Cricket at January 09, 2013 08:08 AM (DrC22)

111 104 closer to natural thugs, which is why they get brainwashed so Damn easily

Posted by: Rhodium at January 09, 2013 08:08 AM (uFY4s)

112 106 AllenG,

I don't think he has EVER sworn loyalty to the founding from his heart so is he REALLY a "traitor?"

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:08 AM (LRFds)

113 Maybe, since we're talking fantasy coins anyway, they can print up a buncha rings for all the States and then "One Ring to rule 'em all and in the Financial Collapse bind 'em".

Posted by: Bigby's Catcher's Mitt at January 09, 2013 08:10 AM (3ZtZW)

114 111 Rhodium,

It is NOT easy to brainwash a kid to destroy his own advantages, that takes a LOT of repetition.

Capitalism's only saving grace is it works.

Socialism's only vice is it doesn't.....one is a nugget of gold wrapped in brutal garbage, the other is bric a brac enwrapping a nugget of shit.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:10 AM (LRFds)

115 110 thank you for the link

Posted by: Rhodium at January 09, 2013 08:10 AM (uFY4s)

116 I suggest people start thinking of cheap meals. And don't count on eggs as a cheap source of protein anymore.
Posted by: Miss Marple at January 09, 2013 08:07 AM (GoIUi)In the summer we have eggs delivered by a friend for a buck a dozen. Big, fat, juicy, tangerine-orange yolked cheeken aigs. Buy local!

Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 09, 2013 08:11 AM (ma1sf)

117 104 closer to natural thugs, which is why they get brainwashed so Damn easily
Posted by: Rhodium at January 09, 2013 08:08 AM (uFY4s)

Not True. In my experiances they long for adult attention. With time and effort many children can be turned. They want to know the Why? Most teachers talk at them, not to them. Besides, most of your thugs are in the position where they have to raise themselves.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 08:12 AM (l86i3)

118 How is the Joe Wiesenthal article "provocative?" OK, sure, most people don't understand what Fiat currency is - that's because they are uneducated louts, and not because it's an unfathomable mystery.

Here's the one thing that Joe misses: if money isn't tied, in some way, to production... then, unless the economy is at a standstill, it inflates.

That's the "debase" argument he mentioned.

Governments do not create STABLE, or USABLE money out of thin air. Friedman won the Nobel Prize, back when it meant something, precisely on this point. Sure, they can create Weimar-money, where a wheelbarrow full of million-dollar notes will be needed to buy a loaf of bread - but that's hardly "money."

Posted by: RobM1981 at January 09, 2013 08:12 AM (4WC+3)

119 When I was 16 and desperate for a part time job I went into a Dairy Queen with a 'Help Wanted' sign...and was quickly told, "We only need people for the front counter, so we're just hiring hot chicks."

Posted by: Icedog at January 09, 2013 08:12 AM (9ScGj)

120 Fu*% Wendys. Wish we had a Whataburger.

Dang. Now I want Whataburger.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 09, 2013 08:12 AM (5DR1j)

121 Man, a burger thread at eight in the morning! My favorito burger is from the local pub. Next up: Steak and Shake.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 09, 2013 08:13 AM (ma1sf)

122 In sight, must be right.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 09, 2013 08:14 AM (QupBk)

123 Man, a burger thread at eight in the morning! My favorito burger is from the local pub. Next up: Steak and Shake.
Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 09, 2013 08:13 AM (ma1sf)

MMM, greasy bar burgers with cheese kurds and onion rings.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 08:14 AM (l86i3)

124 Re 110 brutal smackdown

Posted by: Rhodium at January 09, 2013 08:14 AM (uFY4s)

125 Good article from VDH over at PJM about the contagion of hipness in America: http://preview.tinyurl.com/a2zhx7t
Posted by: Cricket


My favourite part, "The unhip Patriot Act, renditions, and Guantanamo are suddenly now kind of hip; so are drone targeted-assassinations — a sort of “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Predator.” If we bomb Iran, we will be OK — if only Snoop Dogg high-fives the mission, the pilots are gay, the bombers run on biofuels, and the shrapnel is recyclable."

Moronesque with a VDH sheen.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at January 09, 2013 08:14 AM (BrQrN)

126 VDH and Mark Steyn should write a TV series together.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:15 AM (LRFds)

127 I don't think he has EVER sworn loyalty to the founding from his heart so is he REALLY a "traitor?"

I don't care about his "heart." I have no idea what's in it. I do know he knowingly, and of his own free will, took the Presidential Oath of Office- and then betrayed it by sitting back and allowing 4 Americans to be killed by Islamist animals and actively denied them support.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 09, 2013 08:15 AM (5DR1j)

128 When I lived in Texas there were Dairy Queen's in almost every town too. They had a good variety of food and great ice-cream.

The closest DQ to me is about 30-odd minutes away. I can honestly say I've never eaten at one. I've had the ice cream, but never liked the soft-serve stuff, so didn't bother with the food. Now, for my money, the finest burger I ever had in my life was the Number 4 regular at York Steak House (of blessed memory). I don't know what they used to season the sirloin, but I'dbang Sheila Jackson-Lee up the squeakholeif it meant I could have another one.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 09, 2013 08:15 AM (zF6Iw)

129 I want waffle house

Posted by: waffle house lover at January 09, 2013 08:16 AM (uFY4s)

130 127 AllenG,

Hey you know me I am telling you what folks who don't care about your point are coming from.

There REALLY are Americans who think that sack of shit is JUST what our nation needs.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:16 AM (LRFds)

131 Sven, Mark Steyn's grocery list would be more entertaining than half the shit on tv.

Posted by: Icedog at January 09, 2013 08:17 AM (9ScGj)

132 128 Mary PPP,


Heh I'd like an old school Ponderosa steak burger.....

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:17 AM (LRFds)

133 Great great article

Posted by: waffle house lover at January 09, 2013 08:18 AM (uFY4s)

134 This is the last year of the 75watt light bulb. When stores run out, they are out. Last year was the last of the 100watt. Next year it will be the last of the 60 watt. Never thought the U.S. government would outlaw light bulbs, shit like that never crossed my mind. Now I just wonder, whats next? It could be anything. Orange Jello! Orange Jello is now banned from American homes. The government has spoken!

Posted by: Case at January 09, 2013 08:18 AM (QwurB)

135 Heh I'd like an old school Ponderosa steak burger.....
Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:17 AM (LRFds)


Yeah, baby!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 09, 2013 08:18 AM (zF6Iw)

136 131 Icedog,

He's a lot like Ian McShane playing Al on Deadwood....

it really is going to take total implosion I fear to snap folks out of magic thinking on economy and civilization.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:19 AM (LRFds)

137
109 "Here's what I don't get-- if the gov't can fund itself by minting trillion dollar Coins of Power (One Coin to Rule Them All), why at the same time are the Progressive Lefties demanding taxes go up on the rich?"



I had posed a similar question on a liberal website some time ago. The scenario was that the U.S. discovered a new mineral (unobtanium) that every other country wanted - so much so thatthe sales paid for all the expenses of the government.

I asked if that was the case, would the liberals agree that no one should be taxed. Everyone who replied disagreed. They said it was a matter of fairness that the wealthy be taxed even if the money wasn't needed.

Posted by: jwest at January 09, 2013 08:19 AM (ZDsRL)

138 Comparing high-end steak house burgers to fast food burgers is cheatin'

Posted by: Icedog at January 09, 2013 08:19 AM (9ScGj)

139 134 Case,

Case it is FOR THE CHILDREN GODDAMNIT!

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:19 AM (LRFds)

140 Thanks, for the HuffPo link, Gabe.

BBL, have a post to write (first one I've been excited about in a bit).

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 09, 2013 08:19 AM (5DR1j)

141 Moronesque with a VDH sheen.
Posted by: Lurking Canuck at January 09, 2013 08:14 AM (BrQrN)



I maintain my position that VDH is gonna kill a guy with a trident.


Happy happy VW Zhao!


Wendy's has the best nuggets.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 09, 2013 08:20 AM (VtjlW)

142
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 08:14 AM (l86i3)



......dill pickle and a cold-assed beer!

Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 09, 2013 08:20 AM (ma1sf)

143 They'd never ban orange Jello c'mon. They know the Methodists would go crazy.

Posted by: Bigby's Catcher's Mitt at January 09, 2013 08:20 AM (3ZtZW)

144 There REALLY are Americans who think that sack of shit is JUST what our nation needs.

And there's more of them than there are of us.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ #NukeIowaCity at January 09, 2013 08:21 AM (ZKzrr)

145 The problem is the cheap Tea Party needed to give Dick $10 or $20 million. You little bitches don't know power, you don't understand power, and you'll never have it.

So give your money to Dick, idiot. He is better than you.

Posted by: twoslaps at January 09, 2013 08:21 AM (pbUEP)

146 I want waffle house
Posted by: waffle house lover at January 09, 2013 08:16 AM (uFY4s)

Funny Waffle house story. My Dad and my uncle had been drinking all evening after a day of working in the race car shop. They decided to go to the Waffle house. I'm sitting in the boothe watching the cook, he has a ciggarette dangling from his lip with about and inch of ash hanging off the end, The ash lets go and hits the grill. I tell my dad and Uncle, my uncle laughs and says, Fuck it, pretend it's pepper.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 08:21 AM (l86i3)

147 137 Jwest,

Yup....realists live on Earth and moonbats planet fucktard.

In the end they want us dead or working for them for free.

I want them out of power and getting the reward for their idiocy.

Something's gotta give.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:21 AM (LRFds)

148 Reading comprehension, how does it WORK?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 09, 2013 08:22 AM (mbxHg)

149 They'd never ban orange Jello c'mon. They know the Methodists would go crazy.
Posted by: Bigby's Catcher's Mitt at January 09, 2013 08:20 AM (3ZtZW)

And fuck with the green Jello I'm sure a herd of Lutherans will want to have a little talk with them.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 08:22 AM (l86i3)

150 Why don't they just mint one single Infinity Coin.

Good news!! There is 999 Trillion in The People's Treasury this morning fellow comrades. Prosperity and abundance flow like wine from the People's factories. All is well, and Dear Leader is smiling.

I feel like singing.


Posted by: Eduard Khil at January 09, 2013 08:22 AM (dSLWM)

151 Mrs Marple

Do you have an supermarket chain named Aldi's near you.
.99 eggs
$1.99 butter
$1.40 qt half and half
.89 bread
$1.49 grape tomatoes
.49 cucumbers

Stores are small by our standards, and bring your own shopping bags.
But the quality is not bad at all for many of the weekly staples that we get.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 09, 2013 08:23 AM (jlngc)

152 Ian McShane playing Al on Deadwood.....automatically heard that 4-letter "C" word in my head when I read that

Posted by: Icedog at January 09, 2013 08:23 AM (9ScGj)

153 Ground chuck $4.99 / pound

Hrm. I got 85% lean at the Kroger in Plainfield for $4.59/lb Monday. But it was on sale.

And the ratfuckers stopped carrying bean sprouts. (For pad thai. No other reason.)

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ #NukeIowaCity at January 09, 2013 08:24 AM (ZKzrr)

154 >>>Something's gotta give.

Politically, they'll win. They're quite well-organised in the social sense and, in the end, the social crap they want such as gay marriage will win out.

Then and only then, Math will finally arrive to settle our hash.

Posted by: Bigby's Catcher's Mitt at January 09, 2013 08:26 AM (3ZtZW)

155 Once a person self-identifies as a donk I usually work some form of "gravity how the fuck does that work?" into the conversation.

I try to work a ball peen hammer in without getting arrested.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2013 08:26 AM (GFM2b)

156 :::144 There REALLY are Americans who think that sack of shit is JUST what our nation needs.

And there's more of them than there are of us.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™ #NukeIowaCity at January 09, 2013 08:21 AM (ZKzrr):::


And unless anyone has an answer to that, the forecast is continued DOOM! with a chance of afternoon dying cold and alone in the dark.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 09, 2013 08:27 AM (JDIKC)

157 Anyone have any good recipies for rat meat? Just trying to prepare...

Posted by: Icedog at January 09, 2013 08:27 AM (9ScGj)

158 Dave Ramsey has a good program for kids.

Posted by: Hopeless at January 09, 2013 08:27 AM (9yly6)

159 154 BCM,

Yup exactly.

I know a lesbian who votes her bedtime preferences and grasps the donks' math idiocy quite ably.

Fuck 'em get ready for the fall.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:28 AM (LRFds)

160 155 RickB223,

I am doing my best not to allow myself the joy of answering their wrath with wrath.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:29 AM (LRFds)

161 >>>Anyone have any good recipies for rat meat? Just trying to prepare...

Rats? Gosh no. I only do guinea pigs.

Posted by: Bigby's Catcher's Mitt at January 09, 2013 08:30 AM (3ZtZW)

162 Lord, that VDH article is depressing. The cult of 'hip.' I've said it before, but I blame a lot of our current situation on that disgusting Seinfeld program. A show about nothing that celebrated worthless people who contributed nothing to their communites and who took nothing but their own personal comfort seriously. A program about nothing but snark.

And am I the only one to note that tinyurl preview ends with something that looks a lot like "asshat?" Spooky.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 09, 2013 08:30 AM (zF6Iw)

163 Farm rats which are also a good source of protein can be cooked with coconut
milk which is called in the Philippines as “ginataang daga,” or with tamarind
which is called “sinampalukang daga.” Farm rats can also be cooked into adobo or
simply deep-fried with breading to make it taste real good.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 09, 2013 08:30 AM (ma1sf)

164 JJ, "maleficent" might be another good word to add to your daily recital. It certainly fits Obama.

Posted by: Tonestaple at January 09, 2013 08:31 AM (BGruy)

165 #151 I am going to have to make myself trek to Aldi's. It's a good 45-minute round trip, which wasn't worth it to me for the savings last time I checked, since the Kroger is right around the corner.

However, the difference in prices you just quoted is going to require a staples trip once per week. I have plenty of bags, so no problem with that.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 09, 2013 08:31 AM (GoIUi)

166 126 VDH and Mark Steyn should write a TV series together.
Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:15 AM (LRFds)


With Zucker (conservative conversion) and Iowahawk.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at January 09, 2013 08:32 AM (hHL/Y)

167 It must be a slow news day. Has formerly fat fuck Al Roker told any more embarrassing stories about him filling his pants and then dumping them in the White House bathroom? I'm still trying to get over how anybody willfully owns up to something like that on national television. By having gastric bypass surgery and then eating some fucking garbage that he wasn't supposed to before going to the White House; even if he hadn't sharted himself he'd have still been unleashing blasters that smell like a burning slaughterhouse. Stay classy Al.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at January 09, 2013 08:32 AM (zd6zr)

168 There is no burger but Fatburger. A flame-broiled Fatburger double with egg, bacon and cheese and their fat steak fries with a vanilla milkshake? It just doesn't get any better than that.

Posted by: David (NOT Dave!), infamous sockpuppet at January 09, 2013 08:33 AM (/YJKo)

169 I maintain my position that VDH is gonna kill a guy with a trident.

I'm gonna get classicist on his ass

Posted by: Victor Butch Hanson at January 09, 2013 08:33 AM (BrQrN)

170 With all due respect. If it is time to hide your guns that means it is also time to start using them.

I first heard this during the time of the AWB about twenty years ago. I remember snickering to myself and dismissing it as so much empty but clever bravado.

When it comes to what matters, I lived in a different country back then.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at January 09, 2013 08:33 AM (V3kRK)

171 167 Cpt Hate,

he sorta embodies free shit army guy....

mega expensive operation to fix an issue he then undermines.....

it is apt.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:33 AM (LRFds)

172 Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 09, 2013 08:30 AM

I never fail to be amazed at what I learn around here.

Posted by: Icedog at January 09, 2013 08:34 AM (9ScGj)

173 Some of you are handling this new reality well. I just know when I walk into the Dollar Store sometime next year and reach for my 4 pack of 60watt bulbs and discover they are all gone........I'm gonna lose it man.

Posted by: Case at January 09, 2013 08:34 AM (QwurB)

174 [i[Gonna be 70 here today, no snow, no rain, no sleet, no ice.


Posted by: Killerdog at January 09, 2013 06:57 AM (Oi60j)
Well happy birthday there Killerdog! What's that in people years?

Posted by: Paladin at January 09, 2013 08:34 AM (lP8dE)

175 168. No my one true weakness

Posted by: alexxxxx at January 09, 2013 08:35 AM (uFY4s)

176 173 Case,

Case what can one do?

Everyone KNOWS the mules are tyrants and thugs you should point out EPA shennanigans as often as possible everyone but ecotards gets it BUT they all also all reflexively say "of course the GOP is just as bad(or worse)....."


the right needs to nail a newsie to the black rock at west 57th....

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:36 AM (LRFds)

177 I love how the folks that are angry about the hours being cut for workers are now demanding that the government do SOMETHING. Poor little dears; reality is just not being nice to them.
Posted by: NR Pax at January 09, 2013 06:59 AM (1ml8s)


I know, right? ARRGH, the idiots are just too idiotic to be believed.

Hey, idiots! I agree. The government SHOULD do something. You know what it should do? It should repeal fucking Obamacare and cut taxes. BOOM! Problem solved!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 09, 2013 08:37 AM (4df7R)

178
Got up for a coffee refill and the cat is looking out the patio door growling, tail all bottle brushy.

Standoff with a red fox! Red must have been looking for a snak at the bird feeder.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 09, 2013 08:38 AM (ma1sf)

179 162 Lord, that VDH article is depressing. The cult of 'hip.' I've said it before, but I blame a lot of our current situation on that disgusting Seinfeld program. A show about nothing that celebrated worthless people who contributed nothing to their communites and who took nothing but their own personal comfort seriously. A program about nothing but snark.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 09, 2013 08:30 AM (zF6Iw)


Kramer = Completely unemployable, low grade retard. Castanza = Zero life skills, whatsoever. In real life, both would be complete welfare cases posting commentary on Democratic Underground.

Elaine = Psychotic. Useless.

I stopped watching network TV around that time.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at January 09, 2013 08:38 AM (hHL/Y)

180
Hey, idiots! I agree. The government SHOULD do something. You know what it should do? It should repeal fucking Obamacare and cut taxes. BOOM! Problem solved!
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 09, 2013 08:37 AM (4df7R)

Yep, folks don't understand they never really do stuff for you, they do stuff to you.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 08:38 AM (l86i3)

181 177 MWR,

but then the worker's FREE healthcare is gone.....

FREE DAMNIT! FREE HEALTHCARE!

assholes

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:38 AM (LRFds)

182 Well, bringing out the inner kid. Just got 20 1-inch disks of neodymium magnets.

Feel like JoJo the circus boy with a new pet.

Posted by: RWC at January 09, 2013 08:38 AM (fWAjv)

183 Some of the gold bugs here insist that the US is going to adopt a two tiered currency. Is the trillion dollar coin which can't be put into circulation an initial step in that direction?

Posted by: SpongeBob Saget at January 09, 2013 08:39 AM (epxV4)

184 Anyone have any good recipies for rat meat? Just trying to prepare...

Rat meat? Yuck. Guess I'll have to dig out my pre-Y2k cookbook "101 Ways to Prepare Long Pig".
Long Pork - the OTHER white meat.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2013 08:39 AM (GFM2b)

185 I stopped watching network TV around that time.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at January 09, 2013 08:38 AM (hHL/Y)


Yeah as that tripe got more and more popular I got more and more worried....
"a show about nothing?"
Yeah dude I call that C-Span

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:40 AM (LRFds)

186 92

You understand that the plot of land was not only for a home but also to garden and raise things like Chickens and Goats for food.

The million dollars would have been spent locally thus boosting the economy.

Or invested in a business, most likely capitalizing on the tourist trade.

So you shot down two ideas without considering the implications.

We would have been better off giving the masses all that TARP money we gave the banks.

Fuck AIG is thanking government for the bailout and planning to sue government. Meaning the taxpayers.

If you and your family would have received money instead of AIG would you then sue the government? Would you have invested it wisely? Would you have purchased a plot of land and started farming?

Ah snobbery gotta love it on all levels.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at January 09, 2013 08:40 AM (G6kli)

187 #153 Heather, was it marked down like they do some of the meat when it is near expiration? Or, as I suspect, is our store marking things up more because we have one of those de-luxe superstores with a sushi bar and a gourmet kitchenware department?

I am re-reading the Tightwad Gazette and am thinking I really need to make a price book. I carry a lot of prices in my head but it is getting difficult to keep up. Sam's drives me crazy because you have to remember unit prices in order to compare, as they order stuff from manufacturers in odd bulk sizes so you cannot compare prices of the container.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 09, 2013 08:40 AM (GoIUi)

188 Happy closer to your death day

Posted by: alexxxxx at January 09, 2013 08:41 AM (uFY4s)

189 Is the trillion dollar coin which can't be put into circulation an initial step in that direction?

It can't be put into circulation, because no one can afford it.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2013 08:41 AM (GFM2b)

190 186 Mike Hunt,

you would have done LESS damage but DAMAGE you would have done.

Inflation how the fuck does THAT work?

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:41 AM (LRFds)

191 Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at January 09, 2013 08:38 AM (hHL/Y)


You left out the biggest ass, Jason Alexander.

Posted by: RWC at January 09, 2013 08:42 AM (fWAjv)

192 Morning morons. Missing Vic and his headlines. Catching up, my random thoughts:

1) Aldi's is a great place to get cheap food

2) Wendy's is variable--some franchises are great, some are not, in general I still like their burgers best of the big 3--but DQ and Culvers both make great burgers as well.

3) AllenG has a blog?!?

Posted by: Conservative Crank, yet another work computer at January 09, 2013 08:42 AM (d7H2D)

193 I'm gonna start cutting myself for Obamacare, increasing healthcare costs and taxes, and reduced hour work weeks.

#cut4Obama

Posted by: Fritz at January 09, 2013 08:42 AM (/ZZCn)

194 185 cspan 1, 2, or 3

Posted by: alexxxxx at January 09, 2013 08:43 AM (uFY4s)

195 I ain't eatin' no rat meat. No frekin' way. Might be selling it, but not goin to eat it.

Posted by: Case at January 09, 2013 08:43 AM (QwurB)

196 192 he has a bog, not a blog

Posted by: alexxxxx at January 09, 2013 08:43 AM (uFY4s)

197 That's funny. Give a crack whore a million dollars and she becomes a farmer!

Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 09, 2013 08:43 AM (ma1sf)

198 On this day n 2013 Vic slept late.


Posted by: Vic at January 09, 2013 08:44 AM (53z96)

199 I am going to have to make myself trek to Aldi's. It's a good 45-minute round trip, which wasn't worth it to me for the savings last time I checked, since the Kroger is right around the corner.

However, the difference in prices you just quoted is going to require a staples trip once per week. I have plenty of bags, so no problem with that.


I thought Aldi's was owned by the muzzies?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2013 08:44 AM (GFM2b)

200 Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:41 AM (LRFds)

Please don't engage with the troll. Please?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 08:44 AM (l86i3)

201 #153 Heather, was it marked down like they do some of the meat when it
is near expiration? Or, as I suspect, is our store marking things up
more because we have one of those de-luxe superstores with a sushi bar
and a gourmet kitchenware department?




Or it might be because a regional supplier had a large stock of beef that he had to unload because a Cleveland area chain had that same sale price yesterday.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at January 09, 2013 08:44 AM (zd6zr)

202 195 my dad tells a story of a missionary kid who always ate cow meat while in Africa, while his friends had rat meat. So he tells his mom one day"why can't we have rat like all my friends"

Posted by: alexxxxx at January 09, 2013 08:45 AM (uFY4s)

203 Hi Vic

Posted by: alexxxxx at January 09, 2013 08:46 AM (uFY4s)

204 Ti's okay to sleep

Posted by: alexxxxx at January 09, 2013 08:46 AM (uFY4s)

205 On this day n 2013 Vic slept late.


Posted by: Vic at January 09, 2013 08:44 AM (53z96)

Good for you.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 08:46 AM (l86i3)

206 197 cicero's kid,

Yup....Cicero opined on that to a cataline IIRC....

fucking assholes think shit just happens and everyone is "gifted' their money....

I'm done arguing it and just preparing for impact.

My K hunt there is a fucking genius.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:46 AM (LRFds)

207 Manhunter Mike, hunter of hairy manbutt, proposes the legitimacy of FSA planting a garden, taking care of chickens and goats. Like, work?

That's preposterhilarious. I haven't laughed this hard since Stalingrad.

Posted by: Eduard Khil at January 09, 2013 08:47 AM (dSLWM)

208 Morning Vic


Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:47 AM (LRFds)

209 Aldi's is a German company--so maybe Turkish Muslims, which are a different breed from most Arab Muslims, but I'm thinking it's more likely some guy named Hans in a 18th century castle who is lighting his cigar with 100 Euro notes while laughing about his vault full of Deutschmarks and gold...

Posted by: Conservative Crank, yet another work computer at January 09, 2013 08:47 AM (d7H2D)

210 Reminds me of a joke.

Wait, no it doesn't.

Posted by: Bigby's Catcher's Mitt at January 09, 2013 08:47 AM (3ZtZW)

211 #199 Last time I read about it, Aldi's was owned by a German consortium.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 09, 2013 08:47 AM (GoIUi)

212 I wish Lincoln had a waffle house. My favorite part about going to the south is the waffle houses

Posted by: alexxxxx at January 09, 2013 08:48 AM (uFY4s)

213 200 OSP,

Yeah sorry like a moth to flame.

I was talking at it not ot it....

honest Liz Warren

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:48 AM (LRFds)

214 Preparation:

Blow the rat skin with a blowtorch.
Leave rats to cool down.
When they are cool enough, clean the rest of the skin with a steel wool.
Eviscerate the rats and split them.
Put all the good rat parts in a jar, with the fresh peppers, herbs and oil.
Leave this for half an hour in the fridge.
Deep-fry until brown in a mixture of butter and peanut oil.
Serve hot with some crunchy peanuts.

Posted by: RWC at January 09, 2013 08:48 AM (fWAjv)

215 The fact that the Scumbo administration wants us all to focus on gun control and trillion dollar coins kinda makes you wonder what they're really up to that they don't want us talking about.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at January 09, 2013 08:48 AM (5qWTl)

216 Waffle House!!!!

Posted by: alexxxxx at January 09, 2013 08:49 AM (uFY4s)

217 Serve hot with some crunchy peanuts.
Posted by: RWC at January 09, 2013 08:48 AM (fWAjv)


Damn, that sounds good.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 08:49 AM (l86i3)

218 Miss Marple

Hopefully, your Aldi prices are in line with ours here in Baltimore.
Link below to their homepage
http://preview.tinyurl.com/2bofta

It certainly isn't like shopping at Wegmans, but since they opened the one about 15 minutes from our house, I catch myself mentally adding up the perceived cost in the basket, and am surprised each time we check out.

Hope it works out for you, as costs just seem to keep going up and up.
Perhaps "Rat on a stick" for the VIA household tonight.
I wonder how many Weight Watcher Points Plus points that would be if I fry in canola oil?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 09, 2013 08:49 AM (jlngc)

219 Miss Marple, #187: No....it was an "unadvertised special". The near-expiration is a "manager special", and what I was looking for after my pad thai plan got shot down, but that was the best I could do. I think different stores have different prices; I didn't notice prices going up after they sushi-fied the Avon Kroger but the non-prepared product selection got worse.

Target for sure prices things differently in Plainfield and Avon.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ #NukeIowaCity at January 09, 2013 08:49 AM (ZKzrr)

220 Uh Gabe,

I thought the issue of the constitutionality of issuing a 1 trillion platinum coin wasn't whether Congress could do it but whether the President can do it.

Posted by: gwelf at January 09, 2013 08:50 AM (+7Usq)

221 #215 Excellent point. They are always misdirecting, and the media plays right along.

Hmmm. Perhaps we should look around and see what they are up to.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 09, 2013 08:50 AM (GoIUi)

222 158 Dave Ramsey has a good program for kids.
Posted by: Hopeless at January 09, 2013 08:27 AM (9yly6)

I have a pretty good program for young boys.

Posted by: Hairy Reid at January 09, 2013 08:50 AM (YYyqq)

223 221 Miss marple,

People then say you're a conspiracy nut.

You want to know why the Tea party is losing popularity as an indetifier?

They are barry's Goldstein and people are pissed at them for being right.

If only everyone played aloong with the maniac his freeshit army economics would work....no no "really"

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 08:51 AM (LRFds)

224 The best part about Whataburget (and Jack In the Box too) is that if I want a burger for breakfast at 5:30am on the way to work, I can get one. None of that havin' to wait until 10:45 BS.

Posted by: DangerGirl - feeling empty at January 09, 2013 08:51 AM (crLRi)

225 Good news for any readers who are illegal immigrants living undocumentedly in the great state if Illinois. You may now get a driver's license.

"After failing by just two votes in 2007, legislation to provide driver's
licenses to illegal immigrants passed the Illinois House by a vote of
65-46. Gov. Pat Quinn's office issued a statement shortly afterward
saying he plans to sign the bill, which cleared the state Senate in
December."
(Chicago Tribune dot com)

Posted by: RioBravo at January 09, 2013 08:52 AM (eEfYn)

226 Miss Marple, the dog that isn't barking right now in the holy trinity of leftists is abortion--so I'd look there.

Posted by: Conservative Crank, yet another work computer at January 09, 2013 08:52 AM (d7H2D)

227 Aldi's is a German company--so maybe Turkish Muslims, which are a different breed from most Arab Muslims.

Muzzie is muzzie.
And the only good muzzie is a dead muzzie. See? I am not a bigot. I don't discriminate. I could care which sect they belong to.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2013 08:52 AM (GFM2b)

228 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The following bills have been assigned by Senate President Pro Tem David Long to the Senate's rules committee, a step typically used to bottle up a proposal and prevent further action toward it becoming lawrohibit state agencies or public universities from limiting firearms possession except for buildings that house courtrooms.

Topics Labor Day
Make any firearms or ammunition made in Indiana and remaining in the state not subject to federal laws or regulation.
Allow public school districts to require recitation of the Lord's Prayer at the beginning of each school day.
Prohibit abortions being sought based on the gender of the fetus or because the fetus has a genetic abnormality such as Down syndrome.
Prohibit many arrests or searches by federal agents without written permission from the local county sheriff.
Ban the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, by law enforcement agencies or others to monitor a person or property without consent.
Eliminate the use of grand juries by prosecutors to decide the filing of criminal charges.
Prohibit Indiana government entities from implementing any policies relating to the United Nation's 1992 conference on the environment, the subject of the novel titled "Agenda 21" by conservative commentator Glenn Beck.
Block public school districts from starting the school year until after Labor Day unless the district follows a year-round calendar or takes other steps.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 09, 2013 08:52 AM (ma1sf)

229 #219 Really, Target does this, too? I naively didn't consider this to be happening until recently.

I won't feel so bad going to Aldi's. It's not like Kroger goes out of its way for me; they are just close.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 09, 2013 08:52 AM (GoIUi)

230 Damn, that sounds good.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 08:49 AM (l86i3)

Don't ruin your appetite!


Stewed Cane Rat

Skin and eviscerate the rat and split it lengthwise. Fry until brown in a mixture of butter and peanut oil. Cover with water, add tomatoes or tomato puree, hot red peppers, and salt. Simmer the rat until tender and serve with rice.

Posted by: RWC at January 09, 2013 08:52 AM (fWAjv)

231 Warm enough that yesterday's sprinkling of rain is all pre-dawn fog. Beautiful morning. January in Oklahoma, one day you're in Louisiana, the next you're in Montana. (Actually, I've known Montanans to complain about the Okla cold!)

Posted by: Mindfulguy at January 09, 2013 08:52 AM (wPzgV)

232 MWR,but then the worker's FREE healthcare is gone.....

Ain't it the fucking truth? Theyr eally believe there's such a thing as a free lunch.

Somedays I wake up and wonder when this fever dream nightmare of reality will end.Where are you, SMOD!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 09, 2013 08:53 AM (4df7R)

233 It certainly isn't like shopping at Wegmans

*weep*

I'm starting to look at that year in Syracuse, all alone 800 miles from home with no furniture, as one of the best post-college years of my life. Wegmans and waterfalls.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ #NukeIowaCity at January 09, 2013 08:53 AM (ZKzrr)

234 I ate at a Waffle House for the first time a couple weeks ago. Awesome. They don't even have Splenda etc. on the tables. Just fucking sugar, you'll use it and like it. Or drink your coffee black. It was good though, and cheap.

Posted by: yinzer at January 09, 2013 08:54 AM (/Mla1)

235
Well, my undergraduate academic training is in economics.

The thing about economists is that they, like lawyers, have to always guard against going down the rabbit hole. Models and things tend to take on lives of their own, and it's very easy to forget that they are grounded on theoretical assumptions. Some of those assumptions are valid, but all too often economists start conclusion-seeking and either ignore assumptions that make that conclusion impossible or create new assumptions to get the result they want.

The article Gabe linked about The Coin is a good example. It's showing at least one economist (Krugman) forgetting orentirely ignoringwhat he knows in favor of a chimera. Charts are shown without any context - for example, a chart showing low interest rates and high debt as a way to refute the theory that increased borrowing raises interest rates...never mind that the Fed is playing against interest rates by increasing the money supply and keeping the discount rate low. Yes, when supply is high prices tend to stay low (supply and demand, right...?).

But assumptions are going to crash against the hard shoals of reality, as illustrated in the Reducto Ad Absurdum of "if money is whatever we want it to be, then why are we paying taxes to fund government?" The harsh reality is that you CANNOT have money in an economy unless the economy is actually producing something, and the "money" (whatever you use, whether it be gold, pieces of paper, or tea leaves) must at the end of the day have the exact same perceived value as all the goods and services produced by the economy. So while Keynes said that money is our creation, by that he meant that it is a unit of measurement. Increase the money supply by 7% and the unit of measurement is decremented by 7%.

Kind of like how something remains the same length even if you redefine a foot to be two feet.

Posted by: JohnTant at January 09, 2013 08:54 AM (eytER)

236 Posted by: Mike Hunt at January 09, 2013 08:40 AM (G6kli)

You, sir, have all the economic sense of cracked glass, and an apparent IQ roughly equivalent of the bottom half of the kelp population. Until you can a) formulate a coherent thought and b) understand what the fuck you're talking about, just shut up.

The rest of us don't want to lose the IQ points necessary to translate your stupidity, nor waste the time of scrolling past your more-that-merely ignorant posts.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 09, 2013 08:54 AM (5DR1j)

237 Morning, Vic. Have some coffee.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 09, 2013 08:55 AM (zF6Iw)

238 Before I leave, let me say that I never eat the burgers at Dairy Queen, because I am hooked on their chili-cheese dogs.

Everyone have a great day! I might check in this afternoon.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 09, 2013 08:55 AM (GoIUi)

239 Everyone have a great day! I might check in this afternoon.
Posted by: Miss Marple at January 09, 2013 08:55 AM (GoIUi)

See Ya Miss Marple...

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 09, 2013 08:56 AM (l86i3)

240 This coin thing ... government SHOULD print/mint our money, not private bankers.

BUT politicians have little self control and will buy votes with the "fiat money", as they have already done in the form of debt. Gold was the discipline, and the fed reserve chairman. But gold was removed and the Fed chairman is now doing quantitative easing. Precious metals or even bullets (or any asset I guess) is "real money". Our currency (paper, coinage, or electronic) needs to be stable, but is instead now fiat.

Even with the miracle coin, spending bills and funding should go through the House. The bond vigilantes aren't a gang of Charles Bronsons out to do good when government fails. They are just the market, that will sell bonds if they feel the US government is going to devalue its currency at twice the rate their bonds are paying. This will drive them to buy assets .. hence inflation.

A commodity based currency would fix this desire of government to buy humans via an array of "entitlement for votes" schemes like we have now. We laugh at the $10 million Zimbabwe note, yet are now considering our $ trillion coin.

If our government can essentially buy every person's labor or put them on welfare with this "funny money", what happens to the private sector? This is why we must have the discipline of a gold backed (or some commodity) currency.

But to pay our coming debt may require pawning off some trillion dollar coins to pay the Chinese and others, and let them figure out how to make change from it.

And maybe we could forget the income tax and just start minting the coins, which would in essence "tax" everyone with assets equally, even the drug dealers. But we still have to reward work, rather than let politicians pick winners and punish capitalists.

But Vic or Monty would have a more comprehensive understanding (I hope).




Posted by: Illini Bill at January 09, 2013 08:56 AM (TacX2)

241 In and Out Burger. One of the very few things I miss about living in L.A.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 09, 2013 07:37 AM (XkWWK)



Some much this.

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 09, 2013 08:57 AM (mV8sg)

242 Posted by: yinzer at January 09, 2013 08:54 AM (/Mla1)

Now on to the important question, how did you get your hashbrowns?

Posted by: RWC at January 09, 2013 08:57 AM (fWAjv)

243 And yes, that means the new post is up at the blog (or bog) that I totally don't have.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 09, 2013 08:58 AM (5DR1j)

244 Rat on a Stick is kinda Zero to Eleventy, like passing gun control leading to defeat of the US Army, or printing platinum coins leading to solvency. Everybody has become an Underwear Gnome in the 21st Century

Posted by: Bigby's Catcher's Mitt at January 09, 2013 08:58 AM (3ZtZW)

245 Posted by: yinzer at January 09, 2013 08:54 AM (/Mla1) Now on to the important question, how did you get your hashbrowns?
Posted by: RWC at January 09, 2013 08:57 AM (fWAjv)
Nothing fancy. Just regular style I guess. Mistake?

Posted by: yinzer at January 09, 2013 08:58 AM (/Mla1)

246 Put all the good rat parts in a jar, with the fresh peppers, herbs and oil.

Fill to top of jar with jellied gasoline. Tie rag around neck of jar. Store for when Molatov Cocktails are needed.
What? You didn't seriously think I was going to eat them, did you?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2013 08:59 AM (GFM2b)

247 I don't understand anything but I am hungry.

Posted by: Vic at January 09, 2013 09:00 AM (53z96)

248 I've said it before, but I blame a lot of our current situation on that disgusting Seinfeld program.

Gah, i HATED Seinfeld. I've never, ever understood why it was popular. A more unlikeable group of people I cannot imagine outside of a Code Pink rally.

That said, i don't BLAME Seinfeld for what the country's become. Rather, I think Seinfeld -- and other self-absorbed, oh-so-trendy shows of a similar ilk -- are a reflection of what society has become. "Seinfeld," in its day, was something new and different in that it portrayed a group of people who were similar to its target audience. They weren't blue collar schlubs like "Roseanne" (another show I hate, btw, though the first few seasons were pretty good), or white collar suburbanites like"Bob Newhart" or sophisticates like "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," or any typical sitcom family like you'd get on ABC's TGIF. The characters on "Seinfeld" were a bunch of neurotic, selfish, poorly adjusted social retards with less empathy than a bull shark.

"Ah," thought the viewing audience. "These are people like ME!"

(Or, if you were like me: "Oh good grief, a show about THESE people.")

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 09, 2013 09:01 AM (4df7R)

249 Fill to top of jar with jellied gasoline. Tie rag around neck of jar. Store for when Molatov Cocktails are needed.


Do you have a good recipe for jellied gasoline? Mine always tastes a bit off.

Posted by: Bruce at January 09, 2013 09:01 AM (27H0q)

250 hash browns should always be ordered extra crispy.

Posted by: Conservative Crank, yet another work computer at January 09, 2013 09:01 AM (d7H2D)

251 I'm laughing about how concerned they are about the poor folks getting their hours cut.

Their answer? Boycott the company. Which, if successful, means that those very folks they're all concerned about will maybe get less hours or laid off.

How's that for Demothief thinking?

On a similar note but opposite:

To all those who are up in arms about the folks who receive "entitlements"; most of them can't/don't put the money away so it's not like they're getting rich off the taxpayers.

It's a bigger more widespread redistribution scheme.

Most all of those who receive SS or welfare, whether you agree with their purchases, spend that money with local and national vendors and companies.

That money is spread out over a lot of people and it does keep the economy churning. That's not to say it's a good thing or that folks earning their way isn't a better way to go, it's just that it's not a complete ripoff.

I think the major disagreement is with who and under what conditions the beneficiaries are and how much of taxpayers money is used by government for the programs.

Please note. SS and welfare are convenient targets. How about some outrage about the RD money and outright welfare sent to BigPharma and BigAgri? Or many other programs that benefit local areas through the connivance and collusion of their/your representatives in Congress.

There's something like 600 billion in OTHER MANDATORY SPENDING that no one seems to talk about and that isn't part of the SS/Medicare slice or the Defense slice.

That's why EVERYTHING has to be on the table when talking cuts and when talking about redistribution because that's all government really does for the most part; take your money and "redistribute" it where they think it should go.

Plus before cutting anyone's benefit one has to consider the economic situation; where will they get a job? Even burger flipping jobs are hard to find/secure as there's so many applicants.

Just some realities for you all to mull on.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger (aka 3 tooth) at January 09, 2013 09:01 AM (3E2th)

252 248 MWR,

or in my case as I was living in a boarding house while I rethought my dreams after my injury in the army.....

"good God I want away from these people...."

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 09:03 AM (LRFds)

253 You want to know why the Tea party is losing popularity as an indetifier?

They are barry's Goldstein and people are pissed at them for being right.

Screw 'em. I have no problem being looked at as a sanctamonious S.O.B.

And, GET OFF MY LAWN!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2013 09:03 AM (GFM2b)

254 #215 Excellent point. They are always misdirecting, and the media plays right along.

Hmmm. Perhaps we should look around and see what they are up to.


Posted by: Miss Marple at January 09, 2013 08:50 AM (GoIUi)


The stupid fucks are probably butthurt that, by removing that "payroll tax holiday" or whatever ignorant moniker they called removing the social security payment by the employee (which their MFM enablers never went OMG THAT GUTS THE SOLVENCYYYYYYYYYYYYYY), their army of dunces had their pay checks take a small nosedive which they were assured would only happen to "teh rich". I think that was a strategic error on their part because there's nothing like having to pay for something to get people to start questioning just how fucking worthwhile it is to have it.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at January 09, 2013 09:04 AM (zd6zr)

255 >>Do you have a good recipe for jellied gasoline? Mine always tastes a bit off.

Use orange Jello. Oh, wait....

Posted by: Bigby's Catcher's Mitt at January 09, 2013 09:04 AM (3ZtZW)

256 249 bruce,


Yes....

of course what you really want is a two stage ignition for diesel....

you use nail polish remover as a primary ignition agent for the rag to light....

styrofoam, borax and a grin....

putting the Yay in napalm since 1981.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 09:04 AM (LRFds)

257 Nothing fancy. Just regular style I guess. Mistake?
Posted by: yinzer at January 09, 2013 08:58 AM (/Mla1)

Oh my grasshopper. :-(

I prefer scattered (onions) and chunked (ham bits).

The Waffle House hash browns come six ways: Traditional;

Scattered & Smothered (Onions);

Scattered, Smothered & Covered (Onions and Melted Cheese)

Scattered, Smothered, Covered & Chunked (Onions, Cheese and Ham)

Scattered, Smothered, Covered, Chunked & Topped (Onions, Cheese, Ham & Chili)

Scattered, Smothered, Covered, Chunked, Topped & Diced (Onions, Cheese, Ham, Chili and Diced Tomatoes).


Apologies to hungry Vic.

Posted by: RWC at January 09, 2013 09:05 AM (fWAjv)

258 You, sir, have all the economic sense of cracked glass, and an apparent IQ roughly equivalent of the bottom half of the kelp population. Until you can a) formulate a coherent thought and b) understand what the fuck you're talking about, just shut up.

Oooh, when AllenG uses the actual "fuck" and not "f*ck," you know he means business. *evil cackle*

Oh, btw - Mike Hunt? You're an idiot.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 09, 2013 09:06 AM (4df7R)

259 Google says there is a Waffle House 3 blocks from the Harley-Davidson dealer I use


wa-HOOOO

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 09, 2013 09:06 AM (8sCoq)

260 251 bitter clinger,

Cut Jib and newsletter...in volume...

I need something to absorb the impact.

Soc Sec has been known to be a scam for oh 60 years now....


Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 09:07 AM (LRFds)

261 Do you have a good recipe for jellied gasoline? Mine always tastes a bit off.


You have to use fresh/new styrofoam. NOT the cups used and discarded by hobos.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2013 09:07 AM (GFM2b)

262 Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear RFID Tracker Loses Lawsuit

http://tinyurl.com/b532d2f

I can't believe this is happening in "perfect texas"

Posted by: Caustic at January 09, 2013 09:08 AM (/b8+5)

263 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 09, 2013 09:06 AM (4df7R)

Yeah... I've been having a bad several weeks. It's nice to be able to vent my spleen at someone who deserves it.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 09, 2013 09:08 AM (5DR1j)

264 255 Bigby's Catcher's Mitt,

and thus by way of circular reasoning we come to the reason why orange jello must be banned....

The kids will make their snack into napalm.

//Govertard

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 09:08 AM (LRFds)

265
So let me get this straight.
In the Weisenthal article, he quotes Keynes as God (typically I suppose) provides some statistics that focus on the US alone, and a lot of hand waiving.
We are called to ignore the comments of other (equally great) thinkers like Friedman, who by his own admission spent his career attempting to "undo" Keynes damage because...well...he doesn't give a reason.
There are perfectly logical counter-arguments to Weisenthal's statements that I wish he'd address. (Don't they teach this crap in journalism school? You're supposed to fully engage the critiques of your opponents so as to preemptly shut them down, not just handwave and gloss over their arugments dismissively.)
We've discussed them all before, but just to recap. 1) Inflation has a (admittedly unknown) lag time. Even Friedman suggested that slowly growing the monetary supply might not result in dangerous inflation over the long term. But we stopped slowly growing the supply in about 2009. It's arguable that inflation may not have set in yet because the economy has not actually rebounded, keeping much of the money supply on the side-lines (plus the effects of Dodd-Frank are preventing banks from lending so giving the created money to the banks doesn't actualy increase the supply.)
2) Why focus on the US Weisenthal? It hasn't worked out well in several other countries, you best be telling what makes us different enough that we're immune to these forces (not just resistant).
3) On interest rates: We'll there's a tricky thing here, where the fed artificially keeps rates low by buying our government bonds. Also China currently has a vested interest in keeping our rates low, so merely the fact that they haven't gone up yet is not proof that they won't go up.
4) I'm sure I'm missing something else.

Posted by: tsrblke at January 09, 2013 09:09 AM (GaqMa)

266 261 RickB223,

the main thing is keeping track of the breakdown.....

I've been wondering if steel wool would work....I have not made a good batch of napalm since the 90s.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 09:10 AM (LRFds)

267 When I mentioned the Bahamian give everyone a million dollars and a plot of land thing, I did not for a minute consider that someone on this blog (troll or otherwise) might actually think it was a good idea. Or that I was a snob for mentioning it as an absurdity. Or that the plots of land would be used to raise goats--after they magically appeared (plots of land and goats), of course. Or that 300 trillion new dollars in the money supply would not cause any problems.

I guess that is only 300 platinum coins. Doesn't seem like much if you think about it that way.

Posted by: Scanner Dan at January 09, 2013 09:10 AM (h5CN9)

268 The characters on "Seinfeld" were a bunch of neurotic, selfish, poorly
adjusted social retards with less empathy than a bull shark.


They were so fucking shallow and superficial. My cats have more empathy, and they're selfish bastards with brains the size of walnuts.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ #NukeIowaCity at January 09, 2013 09:10 AM (ZKzrr)

269 The comments on the trillion dollar coin are truly frightening.

They think you can just conjure money into creation and not have any inflationary or destabilizing effects on the economy.

These people are truly mad.


Where is Monty's doom thread when you need one?


Posted by: General Woundwort at January 09, 2013 07:13 AM (RrD4h)




Zimbabwe: It's not mad. Trust us, it works like a charm.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 09, 2013 09:10 AM (1Jaio)

270 Posted by: Bitter Clinger (aka 3 tooth) at January 09, 2013 09:01 AM (3E2th)

In reading your post, the thought occurred to me, Do welfare and social security recipients who, spend it all. ever think of saving any of it? I know I've been told it's barely enough money to live on, but even just a couple of bucks every month adds up eventually.

Posted by: Caustic at January 09, 2013 09:11 AM (/b8+5)

271 Also, none of you morons told me Justified had nekkid wimmins in it

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 09, 2013 09:12 AM (8sCoq)

272 #cut4Obama


Posted by: Fritz
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I read this as #c_nt4obama. Fritz is an unusual name for a c_nt.

Posted by: sTevo at January 09, 2013 09:12 AM (7Ll7c)

273 Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear RFID Tracker Loses Lawsuit


As he (or she) should, the way the policy is currently written. The RFID tag is used (and can only be used) to track ingress and egress from the school premises (I don't know if they have a reader on external facilities such as the Field House or other such things). As such, since the only thing you have to do not to be "tracked" is take the stupid thing off when you leave (if you're really paranoid, take some aluminum foil and fold it into a "wallet" for the tag), the school is not (is not even capable) of invading your privacy.

It's no different from having metal detectors at the doors, a strict dress code (or even a school uniform), or having to sign in/out of school. All things other public schools do all over the place.

This kid (and their family) wanted to "make a point," and instead were made into an example.

Now, if that policy changes, or the tags become something other than basic RFID tags, that would be a different situation. As it is? I just can't get riled.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 09, 2013 09:13 AM (5DR1j)

274 I have heard that Styrofoam makes a good medium for napalm

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 09, 2013 09:13 AM (8sCoq)

275
, and they're selfish bastards with brains the size of walnuts.


Hey! What did i do?

Posted by: Brontosuarus at January 09, 2013 09:13 AM (ma1sf)

276 the main thing is keeping track of the breakdown.....

I've been wondering if steel wool would work....I have not made a good batch of napalm since the 90s.

I haven't made any since my cousin taught me in '78. Honest.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2013 09:14 AM (GFM2b)

277 271 Also, none of you morons told me Justified had nekkid wimmins in it
Posted by: Jones in CO at January 09, 2013 09:12 AM (8sCoq)

That was CG special effects.

Posted by: RWC at January 09, 2013 09:14 AM (fWAjv)

278 274 Jones in CO,

it does but the key is you use it to act as a coagulating agent.

The borax if added at the correct interval near use acts as a released oxidizer increasing the burn temperature.

Fun with chemistry and physics.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 09:15 AM (LRFds)

279 TQM, I talked to a congress critter last night and the idea of an amendment requiring the coin to have Mugabe's mug on it was discussed.

Posted by: Jean at January 09, 2013 09:15 AM (IS2o0)

280 I have heard that Styrofoam makes a good medium for napalm


Posted by: Jones

What do I use if I want to make an extra large napalm?

Posted by: Bruce at January 09, 2013 09:15 AM (27H0q)

281 Hey! What did i do?


Posted by: Brontosuarus at January 09, 2013 09:13 AM (ma1sf)


Didn't you get the memo? You stopped ever having existed back in the late 90's.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 09, 2013 09:15 AM (5DR1j)

282 Would you like coffee with your schadenfreude?





John Cook ‏@johnjcook
People are tweeting my address. I didn't publish anyone's address.
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LOL asshole.

Posted by: RWC at January 09, 2013 09:16 AM (fWAjv)

283 What do I use if I want to make an extra large napalm?


MOAR of everything.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 09, 2013 09:17 AM (GFM2b)

284 Also, none of you morons told me Justified had nekkid wimmins in it

'Smatter, Jones, no prOn outlets in your area?

Got work to do. Might pop in later on. See yas.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 09, 2013 09:18 AM (zF6Iw)

285 Link dump is up

Posted by: Bruce at January 09, 2013 09:18 AM (27H0q)

286 BenK dumped his load in a new thread.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 09, 2013 09:18 AM (5DR1j)

287 Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 09, 2013 09:13 AM (5DR1j)

I'd agree with you if I didn't think this was just step 1 of a multi-step plan. I'm not sure what I fear, but a) it's the government and b) it's 'for the children'. Both of those set of my spidey-sense.

Then again, I may just be paranoid.

::searches for new roll of tin foil::

Posted by: Vizzini at January 09, 2013 09:18 AM (O7Q1u)

288 Now, if that policy changes, or the tags become something other than basic RFID tags, that would be a different situation. As it is? I just can't get riled.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 09, 2013 09:13 AM (5DR1j)

Why is this different from a student ID in college. In a lot of schools, all you need to do is have your student ID in your wallet, close to the card reader to have doors and such open. Why not a simple ID card instead of a dog tag around your neck?

Posted by: Caustic at January 09, 2013 09:19 AM (/b8+5)

289
This $1T coin bullshit is a quick way out of this mess.

I'm in favor of holding the debt ceiling and watching Obama have to pick and choose which factions of the FSA get shorted and which get full measure when the next time the eagle shits.

But the $1T coin will do the same trick.

"THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER FOR ALL DEBTS, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE" has a really reassuring ring to it up until the day that it becomes a sick joke.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at January 09, 2013 09:20 AM (V3kRK)

290
Posted by: tsrblke at January 09, 2013 09:09 AM


I don't tend to dismiss Keynes just because he's Keynes (I think his monetary policy theories tend to be defensible, at least in a perfect world...), but he does have an overreliance on the concept of a general price level. It's that overreliance that's making Weisenthal look at a general inflation rate, seeing that it's "low," and figuring everything is hunky dory. Thing is, the inflation rate is calculated based on a basket of goods that are in and of themselves susceptible to conclusion-seeking.

Inflation actually hits many things differently. Using the inflation rate as Weisenthal doesassumes that if you can't buy as much of Good X as before, you'll buy more of Good Y and it will all even out. But real people don't behave that way. If I can't buy as much gasoline as I could in December, that doesn't mean I'll buy more bread.

Posted by: JohnTant at January 09, 2013 09:20 AM (eytER)

291 Thinking I can make a good hidey hole up in the attic floor.

Just need to figure out some large metallic object to park on top of it to confuse the gun police when they come.

How about a trillion-dollar coin?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 09, 2013 09:20 AM (ORGYc)

292 Fu*% Wendys. Wish we had a Whataburger. So close, just 60 miles down the interstate. Come on up I59 Whataburger.

Posted by: Case at January 09, 2013 07:35 AM (QwurB)



Costello: Who a burger?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 09, 2013 09:20 AM (1Jaio)

293 NY rep again proposes eliminating Presidential term limits. Cant get enough of the JEF

Posted by: Thunderb at January 09, 2013 09:21 AM (Dnbau)

294 In reading your post, the thought occurred to me, Do welfare and social security recipients who, spend it all. ever think of saving any of it? I know I've been told it's barely enough money to live on, but even just a couple of bucks every month adds up eventually.


-------------

Saving money (or at least, saving money and then being honest about it) is strongly discouraged by the system. If you're on public aid, you go in for an appointment every couple of months and show them your utility bills, pay stubs, rent agreement, and your bank statements. Use energy efficiently and cut your utility bills? Then you can use that money on food, so we'll cut your food stamp allowance. Got a certain amount in your bank account? You can pay for insurance now, no Medicaid til you're back below the threshold. It makes much more sense to spend all your money on stuff. So the "safety net" ends up being more like a spider web.

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at January 09, 2013 09:21 AM (b+8h9)

295 I don't tend to dismiss Keynes just because he's Keynes (I think his monetary policy theories tend to be defensible, at least in a perfect world...), b

let me know when we live in that perfect world

Posted by: Thunderb at January 09, 2013 09:22 AM (Dnbau)

296

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MicrosoftInternetExplorer4



Gawker publishes names of every asshole legal gun
owner in NYC. Links to NY state listing as well.

It's time to restrict access to lists of gun owners. [ArthurK]


No. It is time to stop making the lists in the first place.

Posted by: Troll Feeder at January 09, 2013 09:24 AM (XTdR1)

297
NY rep again proposes eliminating Presidential term limits. Cant get enough of the JEF

Posted by: Thunderb at January 09, 2013 09:21 AM (Dnbau)



Because the country is still barely breathing. He wants Barry around long enough to dance around the corpse

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 09, 2013 09:24 AM (1Jaio)

298
ooohhhhh
waffle house hash browns
scattered smothered and covered
and double size those bitches
damn, now I'm hungry

Posted by: rain of lead at January 09, 2013 09:25 AM (uY3gJ)

299 "Maybe, since we're talking fantasy coins anyway, they can print up a
buncha rings for all the States and then "One Ring to rule 'em all and
in the Financial Collapse bind 'em"."

Back in the old days, when kings had to raise armies for putting down revolts and for invading other countries, the royal government would fill the coffers by selling patents of nobility.

Posted by: mrp at January 09, 2013 09:26 AM (HjPtV)

300 >>>Saving money (or at least, saving money and then being honest about it) is strongly discouraged by the system.

Which is why you get ACORN scrunts telling people to bury cash in a coffee can in the back yard

Posted by: Bigby's Catcher's Mitt at January 09, 2013 09:27 AM (3ZtZW)

301 299 MRP,

yeah.....our Federal Government sits on a lot of wealth potential....

they seize the land to let it sit.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 09, 2013 09:27 AM (LRFds)

302 >>the royal government would fill the coffers by selling patents of nobility.

Why not? It isn't like we're following the Constitution for anything anyway. I wanna be Teh Baron of Des Moines.

Posted by: Bigby's Catcher's Mitt at January 09, 2013 09:28 AM (3ZtZW)

303 Sad to see Nathan Fillon getting pissy along with the rest about Wendy's trying to avoid O-Care. I thought he had his head on straight. Eh well.

Posted by: MadisonConservative at January 09, 2013 09:29 AM (Y/HG5)

304
Posted by: JohnTant at January 09, 2013 09:20 AM (eytER)

When I use "Keynes" dismissively, it's a shorthand for the 90 million arguments about why it doesn't work in this world (which is not perfect.)
Furthermore, it's shorthand for people who rely on it as Gospel. Keynes has positive short term effects (and perhaps medium and long term to an extent.) but it's longer term effects are certainly at best..awkward, a bit unknowable, and possibly bad.
But most modern (neo?) Keynesians only look at those near term effects (we can stimulate an economy YAY!)
Also not a fan of the fact they he felt government was the only way to accomplish it.
But that reminds me of my point 4. Inflation: You can use various measures of inflation to show any number of things. But here's the basic fact, many of them are bunk. Claiming using the CPI that "inflation is nil!" fails to take into account gains in efficency that offset inflation. (Now it may be true that for your very narrow set of goods inflation is nil, but that means nothing.)
I'd be more interested to see those numbers grafted on to average US salary over that time period. I'm of the mind that it gives a better view of what inflation actually is mostly because people tend to want to keep their current standard of living (and that's what inflation should measure changes in standard of living. So what if I can afford the same amount of beans? I happen to like meat which has gone up X%.) The combined actions of the labor market finding ways to increase salary (education, bargining, job hunting, whatever) provide a greater approximation of true inflation than the CPI, in my humble opinion.

Posted by: tsrblke at January 09, 2013 09:32 AM (GaqMa)

305 Why is this different from a student ID in college. In a lot of schools, all you need to do is have your student ID in your wallet, close to the card reader to have doors and such open. Why not a simple ID card instead of a dog tag around your neck?


------------------

If it could be read while in your pocket, kids just hand their cards to their friends and be counted present. With the lanyards, you would notice if Johnny's wearing three tags.

I think it's kind of a ridiculous measure to assure attendance, but then I'm not in the position of losing funding over kids not showing up. This district does have a huge problem with that (among lots of other problems).

Posted by: Jenny Tries Too Hard at January 09, 2013 09:38 AM (b+8h9)

306 Who dares mock the name of Bigby?

Posted by: Mordenkainen the Meshuggah at January 09, 2013 09:39 AM (dSLWM)

307 I don't tend to dismiss Keynes just because he's Keynes (I think his monetary policy theories tend to be defensible, at least in a perfect world...),

I don't dismiss him, either, or indeed any other economist, philosopher or other published individual with a shred of credibility (Michael Mann? Not so much). Dismissing out of hand the work of people we don't agree with is what the LEFT does; we on the right are smarter than that.

My problem with Keynes isn't really Keynes at all; it's the left's dependence on him as the Sacred Wellspring of All Economic Fortune. Unlike the right, the left latches on to ONE economic theory -- the one that just happens to conform to their predilection for big government -- and hold onto it like it's the Arc of the Covenant. We can read Keynes and say, "Okay, recommendation X will work in a limited capacity when dealing with situation Y." But the left reads Keynes and says, "Keynes recommends X, so let's apply it to situations 1 thru Z-Omega, inclusive!"

It's just another example of the left's dependence on credentialism. "Keynes was an economist so he knows what he's talking about and YOU don't!"

"But what about all the other economists who disagreed with Keynes, or who at least said that Keynesian economics only worked in limited context?"

"They're idiots because REASONS!"

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at January 09, 2013 09:42 AM (4df7R)

308 I'd like to give a plug for the best burger to the Beeton Hotel in Beeton, Ontario. They called it a superburger, I always asked for Beetonburgers.

Posted by: Bill sometimes Bill from Canada at January 09, 2013 09:43 AM (cadSE)

309 Heather Radish and Miss Marple keep talking about places just a handful of minutes from where I used to live.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Posted by: teej at January 09, 2013 09:57 AM (epFwI)

310 Why is this different from a student ID in college. In a lot of schools,
all you need to do is have your student ID in your wallet, close to the
card reader to have doors and such open. Why not a simple ID card
instead of a dog tag around your neck?

Check out bottom of page for another article. This one SHOULD scare you!

http://tinyurl.com/bjka33h

Posted by: justbecause at January 09, 2013 10:17 AM (scLNg)

311 Ace you are wrong about the legality of the proposed parlor trick--the law does indeed permit the TS to issue a coin denominated in any value--but for COMMEMORATIVE PURPOSES NOT FOR FISCAL PURPOSES.



Posted by: Francois Arouet at January 09, 2013 10:23 AM (PDRXW)

312 "I always thought Wendy's burgers smelled of armpits."
All that, and you left out the punchline?

"Whatever you do, don't try the donuts."

Posted by: comatus at January 09, 2013 10:54 AM (qaVK+)

313 In and out burger sucks! Immensely overhyped.

Posted by: Hawker Flyer at January 09, 2013 11:12 AM (eER6c)

314 I don't see what all the fuss is about regarding that trillion-dollar-coin business. Many governments have assigned astronomical values to single pieces of currency, like Weimar Germany, for example, and Zimbabwe.

Oh, wait...

Posted by: troyriser at January 09, 2013 11:23 AM (vtiE6)

315 Awwww. Pitiful cheat/fraud Lance Armstrong going on Oprah to 'pologize and boo-hoo. I wish his cancer of the balls would come back with a vengeance.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 09, 2013 12:03 PM (wbmaj)

316 With our new trilliion-dollar platinum coins, at least people will get reaquainted with the phrase "Not worth a Continental"


As well as Confederate money and the Weimar Republic.

Posted by: Z. at January 09, 2013 05:17 PM (qFVoe)

317 40s here in western NY, one of the snow capitals of America. 50s this weekend.

Global Warmening is teh best!

Except for the fact that we cold-weather dwellers don't do well with warm winters...it leads to huge flu breakouts, and I'm suffering from it now.

Posted by: BlueStateRepub at January 10, 2013 10:07 AM (7ObY1)






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