Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Last Word on the 2012 US Presidential Election

Some of the few honest moments of the US Presidential Election farce came from the Gregory Brothers on YouTube.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Allan Lichtman Gets It Right

I found this video after reading the NPR story "October Surmise: Predicting The Next President" written in October, when all the TV news channels were getting breathless about the presidential "horse race" that was "too close to call". His "13 Keys to the Presidency" focuses on the fundamentals of the political and economic space, not the rhetoric of the campaign. It seems he got it right.
See "What Earthquakes Can Teach Us About Elections" on NPR.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

The Business of Politics

Whenever I look at American politics I have to cry, because America's leaders are so corrupt it makes Zimbabwe look like a cake sale. I couldn't ignore the irony of the Huffington Post video about Mitt Romney and Bain Capital, the company that helped make him rich.
What is ironic is that whan Bain Capital (or the mafia) did to those companies is exactly what the politicians, lobbyists and "special interests" (i.e. the banks) did to the political system. Most congressmen are millionaires, yet they are elected by poor people. They add trillions to the national debt, cut taxes to wealthy people and big companies, and their backers (i.e. the banks) make even more money in the interest on all the debt being racked up.
Sooner or later someone is going to have to repay those loans, at $50,000 per person in the USA. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to know who will foot the bill. Hint: it won't be the rich bastards who caused the mess in the first place.