The BP Coffee Spill Video: Why it’s Not Funny

I didn’t find the video funny in the first place, so I guess I’m off the hook on this one. But The Crucible explains why the Internet video parodying BP attempts to plug the oil leak isn’t funny for those who might have chuckled after their first viewing. Essentially, The Crucible points out that the […]

ObamaCare Begins: Justice Department Attacks Idaho Doctors

It’s not just the beast of a bill that defines ObamaCare, it’s also a general approach to destroying the individual rights of medical practitioners and customers. Consider a recent case in Idaho, as reported by the Christian Science Monitor: As I’ve long suspected, “health care reform” has emboldened the Justice Department to take a more […]

On Oil Spills and the Risks of Modern Civilization

I think there’s some truth to the argument made in this US News & World Report article. Basically, so it goes, Americans (and, probably, all of Western civilization) are too far removed from the dirty stuff to understand just what it takes to fix the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. To that I’d […]

Jeremiah Wright – Obama’s Spiritual Father Speaks

It’s been awhile since this blog has been updated. That’s not been on purpose, and the story behind the delay might be interesting to some (it’s a story about the housing and financial crisis, on a very micro scale), but it’s not been decided whether it’s actually worth a post. What is worth it, though, […]

Health Insurance Organization Sells Out Membership to Obama Administration

I can’t imagine a worse quote as this: Health Insurers Try to Scuttle Obama Plan: In an effort to scuttle a major part of President Obama’s plan to reform the nation’s health-care system, private health insurers are taking the unusual step of asking Congress to increase regulation of their industry. “We are not asking people […]

The True Nature of Socialism

My wife grew up in the Soviet Union, and this is precisely how she describes it: The Choice Between Capitalism and Socialism. Take note of the part in bold type: A few days ago, I happened to meet a doctor in our area who has an unusual background. He emigrated to America from Russia, and […]

Objectivism in Practice

A very nice piece on John Allison and BB&T, in the National Review, of all places: Objectivist Philosophy for Fun and Profit: John Allison isn’t your typical bank executive. For one thing, when he retired at the end of last year as CEO of BB&T — a North Carolina–based bank with more than 1,500 branches […]

American Fascism on Display

Fascism is nominal private ownership of the means of production, with government control. See if you can find it in this piece: Busting Bank of America: The cavalier use of brute government force has become routine, but the emerging story of how Hank Paulson and Ben Bernanke forced CEO Ken Lewis to blow up Bank […]

Not Enough Money for Obama

It’s nice to read decent pieces from non-Objectivists: There is Not Enough Money To Pay for Obama’s Unprecedented Spending Spree: We were in a fiscal hole when President Obama came into office and for 100 days he’s been digging it deeper and deeper.  The numbers involved are astonishing and power is being concentrated in the […]

Obama Can Back Our Credit Cards, Too!!!

A particularly disturbing aspect of the Left is that they’re neither particularly intelligent nor particularly well-educated on esoteric subjects like economics. So, pieces like this are increasingly prevalent and concerning (as well as sounding like they’re coming from petulent teenagers*): Why Your Next Credit Card Could Be Backed by Obama: Since apparently everything in America […]