Archive for December, 2010

The Constitution cannot be understood because it’s so old?

The canard that the Constitution cannot be understood is a favorite of those who wish to find things that aren’t there and deny things that are. The 1803 Marbury vs. Madison case, in which the Supreme Court set itself up as the arbiter of the Constitution, and the following cases where the Court ignored the letter of the Constitution in order to find new provisions and dismiss existing ones has led directly to this.

The six pages of the constitution are simple enough that a high school student that couldn’t figure it out should not graduate. Is the language a bit archaic? Yes, I’ll grant that, if you’ll grant that the failure of the public schools to teach English. It’s certainly easier to understand than the deliberately obtuse 2500 page bills passed in the dead of night designed to restrict the liberties protected by the Constitution, in order to elevate “pubic servants” to the new aristocracy.

 

Coming to Military Near You

Posted: December 30, 2010 in for, Military

History gives us a comment about the Royal Navy, “Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash”. Since Dhimmicretins have serious doubts that our military is comprised of adults, I doubt if they will ever allow the rum.

During a December 10, 2010 appearance on Roe & Roeper’s Miracle on Indianapolis Blvd. Holiday Extravaganza broadcast, live from The Venue inside the Horseshoe Casino, which benefitted the USO, GEICO’s R. Lee Ermey appearing on behalf of Toys 4 Tots took an opportunity to unload on President Obama, claiming his administration was destroying the country so that it could impose socialism.

To misquote Henry Higgins, ‘By George I think he’s got it!!”

Monetary policy can cause markets to misallocate resources. That simple insight has profound implications for how financial markets should function. Cato Institute senior fellow Gerald P. O’Driscoll Jr. discussed asset prices and bubbles at the Cato Institute’s Monetary Conference in November 2010.

After watching the video, you may wish to know more about how monetary causes bubbles. Click on the link below the book cover shown below and you will be taken to a page if the Ludwig von Mises Institute where you will find links to buy a hard copy, or download a free electronic copy of the book this book examines the monetary interventions that engendered not only the Mississippi Bubble, the South Sea Bubble and Tulipmania was as well and shows that they were caused by government meddling.

Tulipmania was unique in that it was the sound money policy of the Dutch combined with free coinage laws that led to an acute increase in the supply of money and fostered an atmosphere that was ripe for speculation and malinvestment, manifesting itself in the intense trading of tulip bulbs.

Buy or download a free copy of this book.

 

From “I love rock and roll” 1981
Joan Jett and the blackhearts

Merry Christmas

Animated political cartoons using the politician’s real voices.

Dems on Ice, posted with vodpod

Redining Feminism

Posted: December 23, 2010 in democrat

I remember an incident at Vandy in 1969. A college couple was walking past a Feminism Event somewhat intertwined when the speaker shouted into her bullhorn, “He’s only after your body!” The young lady looked back over her shoulder and yelled back, “I certainly hope so, I don’t have any money!”

Redining Feminism, posted with vodpod

Happiest of Holidays From Team Unicorn!

An instructional video for ensuring a happy home during this zombie-infested holiday season.

It’s that warm, fuzzy optimistic time of year. So it’s time for me to hit you up to do some good. I have long admired the work of a charity that, according to last year’s Better Business Bureau’s report, only spends 6% on administrative costs.

Heifer Project International is a humanitarian assistance organization that works to end world hunger. Through livestock, training and passing on the gift, Heifer has helped 8.5 million families in more than 125 countries improve their quality of life and move toward greater self-reliance. Heifer helps build strong communities because each project participant agrees to pass on the gift of animal offspring, training, or skills to another family in need. It truly is the gift that keeps on giving by actually creating wealth in the form of equity in livestock and following the advice of the old Chinese proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

How best to help? Here’s an idea:

Dinner (or Cocktail Party) & A Movie With Heifer International

Invite friends and/or family to share a special night in your home! Enjoy Heifer’s documentary “12 Stones”! The Award-Winning short film is free for you to use! “12 Stones” is a beautiful and evocative film by acclaimed filmmaker Sandy Smolan. It documents Heifer International’s work with illiterate women in Nepal and their journey out of poverty to self-reliance. Deeply moving, with breathtaking cinematography by Jacek Laskus and narrated by Diane Lane, “12 Stones” captures the remarkable transformation these women have undergone, and illuminates Heifer’s mission to work with communities to end hunger and poverty in an environmentally sound manner.

Order a free “12 Stones” DVD by calling (800) 422-0474 or filling out this request form

You can also download the Pass on the Gift Dinner and a Movie guide. This fun resource contains recipes for traditional Nepali food and instructions for how to incorporate games, good food, and Nepali tradition into your Pass on the Gift event. Share insight on conditions and opportunities in Nepal to inspire your guests to pass on their own gifts as a part of your event.

This video is an excerpt from the “12 Stones” DVD. Visit Heifer.org to learn more.

On December 21, Ramiro Diaz was arrested for selling eight cans of Four Loko to an undercover agent from the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Diaz faces up to a year in jail for the offense, but just a few months ago Four Loko was perfectly legal. What happened?The drink had been the subject of many media reports which suggested that Four Loko’s mixture of alcohol and caffeine causes young people to engage in risky behavior. The drink was even dubbed “Blackout in a Can,” and the story soon moved from newsrooms to Congress, where officials like Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) demanded that it be pulled from shelves.”We must protect children from the severe and deadly consequences of drinks like Four Loko,” declared Schumer. The Food and Drug Administration agreed, and in November federal regulators banned Four Loko. The company promised to yank it from shelves by December and replace it with a decaffeinated version.So do drinks like Four Loko pose a unique danger to America’s youth or is this episode more proof that that mixing media and politics can be hazardous to your freedom?