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Capitalism produces wealth…

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Communism produces poverty and misery.   All the Democratic presidential candidates snarling that capitalism doesn’t reward worker bees sufficiently forget what public intellectual Tim Worstall observed at Forbes a few years back:  “The average American today is 90 times richer than the Average Historical Human Being.”

Capitalism,  as Sir Winston Churchill observed,  is the  worst economic  system in the world except for all the other systems.  It  is not perfect,  but with hard work it comes close.   Socialism has been tried dozens of time and has a perfect record  —  of failure…  I would note that those who force it into being seem to live quite well,  but the worker bees suffer greatly  under their rule, and that doesn’t even include the thousands the elites had to murder to impose the scheme. That so many young people today claim to prefer socialism should tell you they are wholly ignorant of history.  Most will admit they are drawn to the economic system because they don’t think they will have to work,  since “the government” will pay for everything.   They are so mathematically challenged they don’t grasp that there is not enough wealth available to foot the bill once,  let alone every year.   If we don’t start demanding that public schools teach instead of indoctrinate,  we will soon find ourselves with a populace so lazy and stupid that it is incapable of being helped by capitalism .

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December 5, 2019 at 1:15 pm

Fake News follies….

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The irreplaceable Sharyl Attkisson  has compiled  a list of 102 media mistakes on Trump.  She is also a first-class investigative reporter,  so read anything and everything she writes.   She never shies from controversy and she always seeks the truth and she calls out her colleagues who fail to do the same.

 

 

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December 4, 2019 at 2:32 pm

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Turkey trots…

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December 3, 2019 at 1:36 pm

Fry shortage?

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Wet and cold weather has  damaged potato  crops in Idaho and  in two of Canada’s largest-producing provinces.   Some growers were able to dig up some damaged crops for storage, but growers in Manitoba,  North Dakota and Minnesota received snow and rain,  forcing them to abandon some supplies in fields.

Demand for this tasty treat has risen internationally, and since the U.S. will have little available for export,  prices could rise substantially and shortages may occur.  Fry makers prefer longer potatoes for use, but this year’s crops are smaller and less convenient to prepare.  Eat up quickly, folks!!

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December 2, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Black Friday shopping…

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The media served up steaming headlines of horse puckey about the big sale day being a bust this year.   Instead  it set records,  including being the  second largest  Internet shopping day ever.   Foot traffic at bricks and mortar stores may have been down a bit,  but online and phone orders were higher than ever.   We’ll know more after all the calculations are done.

It appears that shoppers  could ignore  the climate emergency and the  disruptions  of the climate Nazis,  even when led by the  treasonous Jane  Fonda.   I deliberately avoided the physical crowds,  though I did purchase a few things online very early in the morning when most sensible people were still asleep.   Once again,  online retailers were not prepared for  the crush of customers.

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December 1, 2019 at 1:42 pm

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Sabo skewers Schiff…

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The street artist has put his sights on Rep. Adam Schiff by creating a new series of  impeachment-themed posters parodying the long running Showtime series Shameless,  and placing them throughout Schiff’s district in Los Angeles. It’s not hard to figure out that Sabo is no fan of the impeachment manager.

 

 

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November 30, 2019 at 1:23 pm

What a good girl!

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A stray dog is found wrapped around five small black kittens,  protecting them from the snow and freezing cold on the side of the road.  No one knows how any of them got there,  or if the dog knew the kittens,  but a shelter has taken them in.  I hope whoever adopts the dog  also adopts  one of the kittens when they are old enough, since she seems bonded to them.   Good luck to Serenity and the kittens she helped out!

 

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November 29, 2019 at 1:28 pm

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