All of us have heard the term moonshine before, all of us know it’s illegal, but few of us really know what it is or how it’s made. For most of us it’s just something that they do in the hill country of Arkansas and Tennessee and doesn’t really effect us. But that’s not really true. This history of moonshining and the science behind it effect our lives today from everything from soda pop to professional racing and a lot of things in between. Here is a brief primer on both. First, lets get a few things straight. This whole […]
Seriously? Did the Tea Party members spend us into this much debt? Nope. Did the Tea Party Members vote to keep borrowing money that we don’t have? Nope. Hello straw-man argument.
The Founders were not grilling hamburgers and hotdogs. They were crammed into a small room arguing amongst themselves on whether they should declare independence from the king of England and sign their own death warrants or not. Think about that. By signing the Declaration of Independence, they were facing death if they were captured. So on a happier note, while you’re lighting up the BBQ, why not fire up the DVD player and watch something that can help remind you of the men who let you enjoy your day off work. There are some great movies surrounding Independence Day as […]
From here. During her visit to South Africa, First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by the University of Cape Town for an event with young people. She told the audience how she came from modest circumstances and was able to attend top schools and build a career at a big law firm, saying they too can achieve their dreams if they try hard enough. After her speech, she was asked a series of soft questions like, “What advice can you give the youth today?” But at the end of the session, one young person in the audience asked Mrs. Obama, who […]
This year for fathers day think about giving your father the gift of libation, tobacco, or something timeless – non- electronic device/gadget. Consider a pocket knife. Pocket knives are timeless. When taken care of properly they will last a lifetime. Generally you always need a knife when you don’t have one. To open a box, to cut a piece of plastic zip tie, to cut a piece of cheese or fruit. Pocket knives have slowly gone out of style for a bunch of reasons, airline restrictions, work restrictions etc. Don’t let these imposed regulations dictate you carrying a […]
That’s why we have to have green energy and recycle today because the previous generation was a very wasteful generation. At least that’s what they are telling everyone. When you hear someone talk about being wasteful, I want you to remember reading this story: How Wasteful the Older Generation Was In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized to him and explained, “We didn’t have the green thing back in my day.” The clerk responded, “That’s our […]
Even though more jobs were added, unemployment increased from 8.8 to 9% and that doesn’t count the number of underemployed or not reported. CNN: The unemployment rate edged up to 9.0%, ending a streak of four straight months of declines. Economists had forecast it would remain unchanged at 8.8%. The rate often increases as the job market improves and previously discouraged workers return to labor force. An additional 113,000 people who were not counted among the unemployed in March, re-entered the labor force in April.
Drama between the progressive press and the White House Communications office erupts into Democrat vs Democrat hearsay controversy.
The San Franciscan press is in a tit for tat with the White House over whether or not Chicago style politics are being employed over the ‘regulated’ freedom of the press. What is more? A union is at the core of the regulatory confines of the press when dealing with fundraising efforts of our incumbent Leader…. Reader more here.
Apparently the current presidential administration prides itself on myths and then ticks off their own base in 3 different ways – 1. Not as Progressive 2. Not as Transparent 3. Pissing off the San Fransisco press Read it at the San Fransisco Gate here.
From here. Although he’s traditionally seen as an American hero (remember, though, he is an alien), Superman is fed up with being connected to the USA. According to the Comics Alliance blog (and reported by BoingBoing), in Action Comics #900 Superman tells the president‘s national security adviser that he’s had enough of the Red, White, and Blue. Just when I thought things couldn’t get any stranger, this popped up into my view and I had to bring it up. I don’t know about you but since when did Truth, Justice, and the American Way start being a bad concept? I […]
Gold yesterday hit $1500 an ounce. Silver today shows at $44 an ounce. Last year around this time I went to my local silver dealer and bought some silver at $18 an ounce. When a commodity like gold and silver hit these high of numbers its a window into how much less the dollar is worth as we’re seeing inflation rear its ugly head. There are consequences to borrowing more money, raising the debt limit as our treasury keeps monetizing our debt.