Friday, February 15, 2013

Samizdata's Quote Of The Day

I've long admired the Samizdata blog.
Every now and then, they admire this site.

Go here for their quote of the day.  Check out the comments, when time permits.

Thanks for all the traffic, Perry !!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Reaction Wordcloud to the State Of The Union speech

Go here. 
This is the worldcloud of responses to last night's State Of the Union address.  From USA Today. 

Does Barack Obama hate black people??

Here's the late senator Jacob Javitz on why he supported minimum wage legislation:

"I point out to Senators from industrial states like my own that a minimum wage increase would also give industry in our states some measure of protection, as we have too long suffered from the unfair competition based on substandard wages and other labor conditions in effect in certain areas of the country – primarily in the South.
....Although probably no northern senator today would dare admit it, many who vote for increases in the minimum wage understand that one consequence will be to destroy  jobs for the least skilled workers, a disproportionate number of whom are black.”
And now, thanks to the good intentions of our government, we now have a black teen unemployment rate of  40%.

Here's a summary of the situation....  I can teach you how to play a piano, but if you pay me more than $7.00 an hour, you're getting ripped off.  I'm not much of a piano player, or teacher.  But if I had to, I could make some money teaching piano for $7.00 an hour.

My neighbor down the street is a really good piano teacher.  She gets $10.00 an hour.  One street over is another guy who gets $15.00 per hour.

If you raise the minimum wage for piano teachers to $12.00 an hour, who does it help?  Me or my neighbors?

It helps my neighbors.   I ain't worth $12.00 an hour as a piano teacher.  Nobody will ever pay me that, because I'm not worth it.  All it will do is guarantee full employment for my neighbors.

That's what happens to inexperienced and low-skilled labor when a Washington Messiah raises the minimum wage.  They get priced out of the market.  Just hide and watch what happens to the black teen minority unemployment rate if The Teleprompter Jesus gets his way with this proposal from his Union Of The Statists speech last night :
"Even with the tax relief we’ve put in place, a family with two kids that earns the minimum wage still lives below the poverty line. That’s wrong," Obama said. "Tonight, let’s declare that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. This single step would raise the incomes of millions of working families.
The real question is this....

Why does Barack Obama hate black people?

Don't get me wrong...I love the minimum wage, because I'm white.  My daughter is white, and also has established plenty of work experience.  She was offered jobs at more than 40K per year at the age of 20.  Minimum wage legislation will ensure that we're the last to be laid off.  We got skills!!!  

But does Barack Obama really hate black people?  Or is he just not very smart?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

No live-blogging tonight. Check @Whited79 and #BarackIsMyBroker

I can't handle the thought of live-blogging, drunk-blogging, weed-writing, or even meth-typing another Barack Obama State Of The Union speech.
Give me a choice between listening to Yoko Ono screeching vs. Barry reading, and I'm probably going with Yoko.
But duty calls....
I've been enjoying the Twitter account, so I'm going to go that route tonight.  Follow along @Whited79   All the Tweets show up on Facebook, for those who go that route.

Since it's likely to be nothing but a laundry list of GOODIES FOR CONTRIBUTORS "investments", I'm going to see how many times I can use this hashtag:


Should be fun.
But Godalmighty, I dread listening to that man's voice for an hour.

Monday, February 11, 2013

The ObamaCare Poster Contest Winner

This one is beautiful, ain't it? 
Go here to see the other contestants. 
Go here to see what that photogenic idiot is likely to accomplish for medicine in California. 

On Obama's unnecessary trip to Chicago

Barack Obama is going to Chicago to talk about ending the gun violence.  Chicago has one of the nation's highest gun-crime rates.

This trip isn't necessary.  Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation.  They already have the signs in place.  Most of the potential victims are already disarmed.  

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Economic Insanity From One Of Our Worst Presidents

Here's something from one of FDR's press conferences.  May 31st.  1935.
Anyone wondering why a recession was turned into The Great Depression need look no further than the economic goofiness of this Messiah On The Potomac.

  1. And then finally you have a fifth great occupation of human life—the growing of crops. It evidently does not make any difference, after I grow my wheat, whether it is put in an elevator in a different State, perhaps to be commingled with other wheat and sold in Liverpool, or New York or Germany or in any other State of the Union-it does not make any difference. The fact is that the wheat was grown in one place, and therefore the growing of crops cannot be considered in any shape, manner or form as coming under the interstate commerce clause of the Constitution. Perhaps wheat actually in transit under this decision may come under it. But it could not if it were in storage, for example in a bin, because there it would be tied to a definite locality.
  2. And so it does bring us up rather squarely as to the big issue in the country and as to how we are going to solve it. The big issue is this: Does this decision mean that the United States Government has no control over any national economic problem?
  3. The simple example is crop adjustment. Are we going to take the hands of the Federal Government completely off any effort to adjust the growing of national crops, and go right straight back to the old principle that every farmer is a lord of his own farm and can do anything he wants, raise anything, any old time, in any quantity, and sell any time he wants? You and I know perfectly well that if we completely abandon crop control—I don't care whether it is the present method or, let us say, the McNary-Haugen method, because, after all, that is a Federal method, too—if we are to abandon Federal relationship to any national crop, we shall again have thirty-six-cent wheat. You can't stop it. Under present world conditions we will have five-cent cotton. That is obvious.
What FDR didn't realize is that cheap wheat and nickel cotton are good things.  It means that people all over the world are working to give us things at the absolute lowest price possible at the time.  
But it was more important to FDR to keep plantation owners fat and happy on their plantations, and wheat farmers rich and prosperous all over Kansas and Iowa.  To hell with everyone who could've profited and prospered from cheap bread and clothing.    
That was the message from Washington until the attack on Pearl Harbor.  The Japanese distracted him.  The Great Depression ended.  

We now have a president who claims to be working very, very hard to end our economic slump.  
Note to Japan:  I'll have a ring of lights around Carswell Air Force Base tonight.  No one will be hurt.  Please be loud.  

Also, I found this pic while looking for the Obamessiah/FDR button.  
This decision didn't help either....