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The Famous Mr. Ed

A horse is a horse, of course, of course, And no one can talk to a horse of course That is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mr. Ed. Go right to the source and ask the horse He’ll give you the answer that you’ll endorse. He’s always on a steady course. Talk to Mr. Ed. Once a horse’s ass, always a horse’s ass.  The Daley Gator elucidates: Suddenly, After Pimping Class Envy Rhetoric For Years, Ed Schultz Hates Class Envy Hypocrisy much Ed? The Angriest Man on TV™ gets paid big bucks for his act as a […]

Classic Snarky: I’m a Democrat-You Owe Me

Note:  Here is a classic CH 2.0 post from the one and only Snarky Basterd. I’m a democrat. You owe me. I’m a democrat. I have my own pile of money, but I want yours, too, including the four pennies you have rattling around in the bottom of that peanut butter jar you frugal idiots like to use as a change holder. Give it up! You owe me. I’m a democrat. I just say I like the public school system. My kids go to private schools so that your kids can go to public schools and learn how to be […]

The Premeditated Murder of America’s Economy

The title of today’s post is my humble attempt at taking “artistic” license with the title of an outstanding article at Monty Pelerin’s World, Economies Don’t Die. By quoting extensively from this article, my hope is that you will be encouraged to read the entire essay. I have never seen a more clear explanation of what is happening to our once great nation and why it is happening and who are the actors who are a fault. The author (Monty Pelerin is a pen name) starts with this pronouncement: This country will die. History will record the cause as due to […]

14+ Years of Marxist Style Socialism and Things Keep Getting Worse

On Monday night, the 24th of June, I left a message that we were moving and that Asylum Watch would be back on-line as soon as I could get reconnected to the internet. Using my word processor, I started this post on Saturday morning, the 29th., not knowing; suspecting it was going to be a while before I would be able to connect to the internet again. I will explain why that was the case  and why it is related to the title of this post in a moment. Nineteen days without access to the internet and I was bouncing […]

What Recovery? Part I: Velocity of Money

The recession officially ended in 2009. Government reports tell us that the United States has been in recovery for four years now. The vast majority of Americans don’t feel as if they experienced any recovery. Is it because the rate of economic growth has been the slowest in US history? Shouldn’t the average American feel some benefit from an average GDP growth of 2%? Unemployment is the same today as it was in 2009. Why? The Federal Reserve  has used a policy called Quantitative Easing to pump trillions of dollars into the economy over those four years.  At the same […]

Money For Nothing

“The common denominator to all of history is that all governments almost universally act irresponsibly to debase their currency.” — Robert T. Lutts “The abandonment of the gold standard made it possible for the welfare statists to use the banking system as a means to an unlimited expansion of credit.” — Alan Greenspan Ah, the coin of the Realm … t’was a time when our specie was fashioned of precious metals — silver, gold even — back before America’s elected larcenists decided to mint money from materials with the same intrinsic worth as a Tijuana bus token.  Debasing the currency, […]

The Constitution: It’s Around Here Somewhere

“Barack Obama, a man long intent on breaking free from the Constitution’s essential constraints, has succeeded in doing so.” — Phil Kerpen Despite the best efforts of Barack Obama and the Federal Government, our Constitution is not dead yet, but it soon will be unless we can force the bushwhackers in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches to cease using it for target practice. Our friend Curtice Mang, a contributor at What Would The Founders Think, has ruminated upon the assault on our founding document by the socialistic control freaks presenting themselves as ‘progressives’ and ‘Democrats’, and he offers his conclusions in a tome titled The […]

Leftist Claims “Democracy Died Tonight,” Because They Lost a Democratic Vote

As we all know, our lefty opponents love to chant, “this is what democracy looks like.”  Of course, what that really means is preventing votes by fleeing, beating up opponents, vandalizing property, intimidating businesses, and the like.  Then, any vote that they actually lose is NOT democracy.   Take a listen to the following, via Brietbart… So, this guy is quoting some of the new talking points. Let’s assume that his $30,000,000 figure is correct for pro-Walker spending. Then, let’s take a look at the fact that the unions have thrown $60,000,000 into Wisconsin-a rather convenient omission, if you ask me. […]

Occupy Wall Street Running out of Other People’s Money?

I would seem that demanding that governemt steal from others and give to them is expensive business, as Occupy Wall Street is running out of money.  Breitbart has more… A finance report shows the group that galvanized the nationwide movement against economic inequality six months ago had about $45,000 left in its main account. That’s for the week of March 2. Weekly donations plummeted to about $1,600. The report on the group’s General Assembly website says at “the current rate of expenditure” the occupiers will be “out of money in THREE WEEKS.” In all seriousness, I’m sure they’ll get donations, […]

War on Santorum Continues: Apparently, Bringing up Satan at a Religious Institution is “bad?”

Wow, someone in the White House, or perhaps Spooky Dude’s minions, must have said, “get this guy!”  Because, the full fury of the MSM has been turned on Rick Santorum. Today’s edition of Attack Santorum comes from 2008, when he spoke at Ave Maria University.  The following is from Ben Shapiro at Big Government… Here’s what the Republican frontrunner said: Satan has his sights on the United States of America! … Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so […]

A Tale of Two Stories: Electronic Medical Records Costs Jobs, Doctors Losing Money

For our latest rendition of A Tale of Two Stories, we need to look at what is happening in with ObamaCare.  One of it’s requirements is for providers to convert to a electronic medical record, or EMR.  While this, on the surface, would allow for some advantages, like making it easier to get records from distant providers in the event of a medical emergency.  However, with government involved, the law of unintended consequences always rears it’s ugly head.  Big Government has the details… Last week, layoffs were announced  at the University of Mississippi Medical Center due in part to the 80 million […]

Occupy Wall Street: Are the Occupiers Learning that the "Collective" is Oppressive?

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It seems that the Occupy Wall Street effort has a money problem-they are sitting on about $500,000!  Also, this surplus is being controlled by a few, and the rest are not all that happy with what the few are doing with it… According to the New York Post, OWS has deposited five hundred thousand dollars into an account and is using the money to fund the daily operations in Lower Manhattan. They also have physical assets substantial enough to require significant storage space. CBS News reports that the protesters are filling a large storage space around the corner from the park they occupy. “They’ve […]

Classic Conservative Hideout: Change, Intervention, and Dependency

The concept of the government “solving” all the problems of the world has crept into our society over time. With every new program, every new entitlement, the public has  gradually become accustomed to the government solving the ills of the world. And what of fact that the government seemed to make all of these problems worse? Well, that’s neglected. After all, the government is taking care of it-I don’t have to worry about it, right? Starting with the “progressive” movement in the late 19th century and accelerating greatly since the great depression, the government has vastly increased it’s meddling in […]

Anti-Semitism Alert: Avoid the Jew Money

I know that this story is a few days old, but I can’t let it go without taking a look at it.  In case you weren’t watching, here is the background from the Observer, via Hot Air & Redstate. But in an effort to show that Grimm lacks support among voters in the district, which covers Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, the McMahon campaign compiled a list of Jewish donors to Grimm and provided it to The Politicker. The file, labeled “Grimm Jewish Money Q2,” for the second quarter fundraising period, shows a list of over 80 names, a […]