Fred (and now a lot more) likes the Tesla

Tesla
    On the streets of Oregon

   (Latest TSLA stock quote)

Gingrich: ‘New fascism’ . . .

N American Ice Age copy

By Larry Leonard

April 7, 2014 — He’s talking here about global warming, according to this piece intended to trash him. It’s a juvenile piece, like so much of what passes for modern journalism. If you go to it, its one of those that is set up sticky. Hard for some computers to get back

Continue reading Gingrich: ‘New fascism’ . . .

Snapshots in Time

Oregon morning

by Larry Leonard

February 28, 2014 – – Rudyard Kipling in Captain’s Courageous described one boy’s youth during one period of time as a misguided exercise in the misuse of power. I don’t recall the name of the man who told me that a life is a journey on a railroad train that

Continue reading Snapshots in Time

The North Star of Hollywood

Stalin et al copy

By Larry Leonard

February 21, 2014 — In the early 1940′s, Sam Goldwyn made a movie starring John Huston, Dana Andrews and Anne Baxter. (It was released in ’43.) The story began in a happy Stalinist agricultural commune in the Ukraine. There was nothing but plenty in this place. The girls all had

Continue reading The North Star of Hollywood

Economic Pyroclastic Flow

By Larry Leonard

Billionaires Dumping Stocks

It’s a pretty good description of how things were during the five terms of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The Most Intense and Longest financial disaster in living memory. He managed to do what Obama and friends have done. Make it impossible for small business to keep providing the

Continue reading Economic Pyroclastic Flow

DMV Psychology, Grinning, Approaches Us All

By Larry Leonard

OBAMACARE: Doctor’s Office Spends 2 Hours On Hold With Insurer For Surgery Authorization, Before Giving Up… Frustrated patients walk out of hospitals without treatment…

January 4, 2014 — You really don’t grasp the bureaucratic mind? You really don’t know that they call themselves public servants, but actually think of you as

Continue reading DMV Psychology, Grinning, Approaches Us All

Climate Change: What Makes Living Planets?

Modern Stromatolites, Australia

by Larry Leonard

“Okay, you are now a planetary scientist. Humans have existed on the planet for maybe a million years or so, in one stage of development or another. I believe our appearance was pre-ordained by the original laws of “nature” created by an architect: a super-intelligence people call “God,” but you

Continue reading Climate Change: What Makes Living Planets?

Drudge headline: MSNBC’s Bashir Apologizes For Saying Someone Should Defecate on Palin..

Martin Bashir

11/19/13 – We understand from inside journalism sources that the above suggestion was actually a softened modification. The original suggestion by Bashir had to do with cooking her and feeding her to FOX employees in what was to be called an “Alaskan Stew” at the New York City press club. We think

Continue reading Drudge headline: MSNBC’s Bashir Apologizes For Saying Someone Should Defecate on Palin..

6 Government Contractors Beheaded in Afghanistan…

11/18/13 – Having recently visited the Oregon DMV, the headline link above caught my eye. For decades I have been wondering what might be done to improve government. Having come up with nothing that might work, I saw this story in Drudge and, well, you know the feeling. Why didn’t I come up with this?

Continue reading 6 Government Contractors Beheaded in Afghanistan…

It’s the Law, and That’s the End of That, Right?

By Larry Leonard

Widespread glitches plague Obamacare launch… 19% of healthcare pros say Americans ‘will die earlier’… NBC Launches Week of Programming to Boost Obamacare… Number of Americans giving up citizenship soars… There’s an ancient Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.” It had to do with the building of the Great Wall

Continue reading It’s the Law, and That’s the End of That, Right?

Custer Effect Snatches Defeat From the Jaws of Waiver Victory

Indian chief

By Larry Leonard

September 26, 2013 — I said in a very recent piece that the Tea Party types in the U.S. House had squelched the attempt to give Congress (the House) a waiver for ObamaCare. What’s good for the big chiefs is good for all the little Indians. It’s possible that they

Continue reading Custer Effect Snatches Defeat From the Jaws of Waiver Victory

Chaos Abroad Hides Medical “Progress”

Obama and cig copy

By Larry Leonard

Over the next decade, the cost of the law’s new entitlements will soar more than fivefold, from $48 billion in 2014 to $250 billion in 2023.

September 12, 2013 — The budget deadline approacheth, immigration looms, but it’s the third of the looming major constitutional disasters that has me jittery.

Continue reading Chaos Abroad Hides Medical “Progress”

Execution by Weed-eater

weed eater

By Larry Leonard August 23, 2013 — Obama’s “Arab Spring” is a riot. The Hose-kneed Mubarak (some kind of desert vulture) who for two billion U.S. Dollars a year had long kept Egypt from sending its military to squash Israel (the only working sane government in the Middle East) was removed by mass demonstrations

Continue reading Execution by Weed-eater

Will You Vote For Your Own Demise?

Hillary testifying copy

By Larry Leonard

NBC Orders Hillary Clinton Miniseries starring Diane Lane…

4 in 5 U.S. adults face near-poverty, no work…

WASHINGTON (AP)—Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of the their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive

Continue reading Will You Vote For Your Own Demise?

Chunk of Detroit the Size of Paris is Now a Vacant Lot (revised)

Car old wreck

By Larry Leonard

[We ran this article last year, but it seems to be remarkably current today--Ed]

Something like 25% of the former car capitol of the planet is empty buildings, trashy plots of debris and rusting machinery. The cause? According to sources from the Wall Street Journal to Stewart Varney of FOX,

Continue reading Chunk of Detroit the Size of Paris is Now a Vacant Lot (revised)

TAXES IN FRANCE ‘TOP 100% OF INCOME’

Old Renault copy

By Larry Leonard

May 18, 2013 — Today’s Drudge top headline identifies the present location of Lewis Carroll. Margaret Thatcher once said that the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of rich people to tax into poverty. (Or something like that.) It’s now a matter of time in

Continue reading TAXES IN FRANCE ‘TOP 100% OF INCOME’