Sunday, October 28, 2012

Monday, December 05, 2011

Never take legal advice from the prosecutor

Re: More problems for Eric Holder – Gunwalker: Justice Dept Violated US Laws.

From Instapundit, a very good article by Michael Walsh on the NY Post

Fast and Furious Lies

So the gun dealers who were assured by the Justice Dept. that they should go ahead and make the sales to the cartel buyers under the legal umbrella of the Justice Dept, were placed in legal jeopardy by actually following the advice given to them by the Justice Dept. How much do you want to bet the gun dealers get charged with a crime, while the same people who gave them this insane advice, and the Justice Dept. higher-ups who crafted these plans are never touched?

Also if this happens, what will happen to any future attempts by the Justice Dept. to coordinate any real criminal gun tracking with gun dealers? The Law of Unintended Consequences will make the bodycount of the Gunwalker program look small.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wizards of Smart --- Not

Zerohedge brought the a rather delusional posting by the Fed to my attention, and I had to respond. I have no confidence that the Fed will treat my comment any more respectfully than ZH's, so it is attached below.

When a prediction does not match reality, there are three possibilities. The behavior is too complex to predict, the predictor is incompetent, or the predictor is biased. You seem to think “Nobody saw it” is a good excuse, when in fact a large number of people saw the upcoming collapse, warned about it, and were roundly bashed at the time, and ignored afterwards. But this is not a new phenomena, a student of history should be well aware of the phrase “you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children”

Myself, I would rather believe bias.

Monday, August 22, 2011

General Motors Again Ripping Off Americans: Warranties Edition

General Motors Again Ripping Off Americans: Warranties Edition

Isn't the Impalla a *Police* car too? Wonder what all those police officers will think when the car they are driving is not going to be fixed, due to an Obama policy....

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Quantitative Easing for Dummies

Legal Insurrection has a nice post on Quantitative Easing. I could not help myself, I had to put in my two cents worth.

Putting Galls Law, the Evil Overlord list #12, and Matthew 11:25 into one smoothly-integrated post will be tough, but here goes.

Anybody who listened to the Administration try to summarize their Quantitative Easing plan realized very quickly that QE had a solid disconnect between Cause and Effect. Galls Law states “A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked…”. Since this complex system had no basis in a set of simple well-working systems, any attempt at summarization looked very screwy, very fast. Any rational Evil Overlord attempting QE in their scheme for World Control would have passed this by a 5-year old child and promptly disciplined the minion who came up with it (might I suggest sharks with laser beams on their heads).

This is not a recent insight either, a student of history should be well aware of the phrase “you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children”

Might I suggest that our president run his ideas past a few young children next time, before dumping billions of taxpayer dollars down the rathole.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Obama declares Justified War on Libya

Our President recently set a new record. Most cruise missles fired by a Nobel peace prize winner. Summarized so well by this commentator to the Just One Minute blog and brought to my attention by Instapundit .

Stolen shamelessly and posted below:

What I like about Obama

Obviously, the biggest problem with Bush was sending the military into an Arab Muslim country that hadn't even attacked us. Among the several things that made that offensive were
* the rush to war - it was only several months after the possibility of military involvement was raised that combat operations began
* lack of United Nations sanction - only 17 relevant resolutions were ever passed before they were enforced
* lack of Congressional oversight - the President authorized the use of military force based on the flimsy pretext of a bill passed by Congress titled "Authorization of the Use of Military Force", rather than seeking a document that had the words "declaration of war" in it; that's every bit as bad as getting no Congressional approval at all
* obvious financial motives - clearly no one approved of the murderous dictator or sought a normal working relationship with him besides the French; at the same time, one couldn't help but be suspicious of the fact that the population we were ostensibly protecting was located conveniently near the oil fields
* stretching our military - we were overburdened as it was, and our brave military despite its courage lacked the resources for yet another operation
* inflating our military - the only way to keep the bloodthirsty Pentagon beast fed was to give it the hordes of jobless young men who had no prospects in an economy that saw unemployment skyrocket above 4% in most states
* ignoring our generals - the decision to go to war was made by political hacks who had never worn a uniform
* inflaming the Arab Street - despite some touchy-feely talk about Islam, it was impossible for the Muslim world not to notice how the President made repeated, insistent proclamations of his Christianity, how he only ever used the military against Muslim targets, and how at the time the war started he'd kept the concentration camp at Guantanamo open for over a year
* wasting money - it was completely irresponsible to commit the military to an expensive mission when the President's fiscal mismanagement had resulted in a budget deficit of over $150 billion in 2002

But anyway, what I really like about Obama is that he's gone 29-3 in his bracket picks over the first two days. You have to spend a lot of time watching college basketball to be that good.