Random Thoughts of the Week

It is really a sign of the lack of leadership when our country’s embassies are attacked by citizens of other countries, and we are apologizing for that country’s citizens’ actions.  Of course, we’re not demanding any reparations nor an apology from those countries.


Doesn’t anyone seem to realize that an attack on an embassy & killing the ambassador is an attack on the United States, and is considered an Act of War?


The Federal Reserve is printing more money, and the credit agencies are downgrading the United States credit rating again.  Obviously, the monetary policies of the current Administration aren’t working as this country is following down the path of European economic implosion.


Scary quote from Real Clear Politic’s Larry Kudlow:

In the supply-side model, the combination of lower marginal tax rates, lighter regulation and a downsized government in relation to the economy is the growth-igniter. Money, on the other hand, determines the value of the dollar exchange rate and subsequently the overall inflation rate. A falling dollar (1970s) generates higher inflation; a rising dollar (1980s and beyond) generates lower inflation.

This is the supply-side model as advanced by Nobelist Robert Mundell and his colleague Arthur Laffer. In summary, easier taxes and tighter money are the optimal growth solution. But what we have now are higher taxes and easier money. A bad combination.

The Fed has created all this money in the last couple of years. But it hasn’t worked: $1.6 trillion of excess bank reserves are still sitting idle at the Fed. No use. No risk. Virtually no loans. And the Fed is enabling massive deficit spending by the White House and Treasury.

Now, one key political point is that Bernanke’s desperate money-pumping plan to rescue the economy is a very blunt admission that Obamanomics has completely failed. The president is asking voters to give him more time, which is a very weak argument. But his Fed chairman is essentially saying we are running out of time and have to embark on this massive monetary action.


Obama now owns this economy.  No more blaming Bush.


Now everyone realizes that the majority of the Obamacare mandates occur after the 2012 elections, right?  So if you don’t like what has been revealed so far, then hang onto your wallets – you ain’t seen nothin’ yet…


Why is the United States giving literally billions of dollars in foreign aid to countries that are either openly hostile or non-supportive of the United States?


Isn’t it odd that countries/regimes/religions that deplore the United States do not afford free speech rights to their own people?  Furthermore, they certainly cannot stand a good dose of healthy criticism.


Isn’t it also odd that the United Nations, an organization overwhelmingly populated with dictators, despots, warlords, and other totalitarian nations wants to control the weapons of the populations of the world (including private ownership of weapons by the citizens of the United States)?  Well, perhaps not…


Why are the Marine guards in the embassies not allow to carry loaded weapons with the threat of invasion by protestors?  Obviously, the host countries cannot (or will not) provide security as evidenced by the events in Libya.


Having read Klien’s “The Amateur”, I’m not surprised at what this President is doing either with his domestic agenda(s) or his foreign policy.  Rather, I’m appalled beyond belief.


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I think it’s time that Obama earned his Nobel Peace Prize…  Time for him to fly to the Middle East and speak personally to the protesting masses.


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My wife really does not like Obama.  She stated this morning that she wishes that Obama and his supporters should leave the United States, form their own country, and quit screwing up the United States.  I suggested that they could name their new country “Obamanation.”  She laughed herself silly for the next five minutes…

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About Tom Roland

EE for 25 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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