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Archive for the ‘economics’ Category

What’s with all the cars? I thought the economy was kicking ass?

Monday, May 19th, 2014

– Wiccapundit

What happens to new cars when people don’t have the money to buy them?  Aren’t they still making them?  The answers are Nothing and Yes.   Read the article Where the World’s Unsold Cars Go to Die.  Mind-boggling.  But hey, Recovery!  (h/t ZeroHedge)

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Gee, it’s like 1979 all over again

Friday, September 14th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

Let’s see:

Soaring gas prices?  Check.

Flaccid economy?  Check.

Government spending out of control?  Check.

Middle East tensions with assaults on our embassies and murder of ambassadors?  Check.

Impotent foreign policy strategy?  Check.

Fears of nuclear showdown?  Check.

Russian hegemony causing us grief?  Check.

Total loser ensconced in the White House?  Checkcheckcheckcheck.

Maybe I should get my plaid bell-bottoms out of storage and relive the glory days of old.  At least the music was better back then (disco notwithstanding).

Sadly, there is no Ronald Reagan waiting in the wings to put things right.

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Fail.

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

– Wiccapundit

This spot-on video got the Twitter account of its producer – Free Market America – suspended.  I wonder why.

(h/t Michelle Malkin)

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The inmates are in charge of the nuthouse. On second thought, they ain’t so crazy after all – just guilty as all hell.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

– Wiccapundit

If you want to know why your Wiccapundit no longer speculates in the stock and commodities markets, and instead invests exclusively in lead and brass (*wink*) for long-term gain potential, look no further than the widening cesspit that is MF Global.

As Market Ticker and Zero Hedge have pointed out of late, and Ann Barnhardt shows today, the financial markets are like a casino where when you bet wrong, you lose, and when you bet right, you lose.

The two big shitburgers of late: (1) The bankruptcy trustee in the MF Global Chapter 7 proceeding SEIZED physical bullion of MF Global’s customers; bullion that they paid for, took actual delivery of, have serial number receipts for specific bullion bars of, that they stored in bonded warehouses and have paid receipts for storage fees for.  (2) The MF Global bankruptcy was filed as a Chapter 7 for a SECURITIES dealer, not for a COMMODITIES BROKER, which MF Global actually was.  The difference?  Under Subchapter IV of  Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code (the proper section for a commodities broker bankruptcy), the customers are first in line.  Under the section for securities dealers bankruptcy, the CREDITORS are first in line.  Can you say J.P. Morgan?

As Ann has said before, if you think you actually own something in this environment, YOU DON’T, unless you can physically stand in front of it with a weapon in your hands to defend it.

Forewarned is forearmed.

Molon Labe.

 

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Grow up.

Monday, October 24th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

In which the ineffable Bill Whittle puts some effin’ knowledge to the OWS protestors:

h/t/ Captain Capitalism

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“I wasn’t talking to you…”

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

This great short video needs to go viral.  Spread it around, people!

(h/t Hillbuzz)

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Obama! Pay your fuckin’ bills!

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

This is some of the funniest shit EVAH! Can we get this guy to replace TurboTimmeh Geithner?

“Stop bein’ a dickhead and balance the fuckin’ budget!”

“President Obama! You, personally; all the black people was proud, we got a black president. You actin’ like one right now, B. Pay your fuckin’ bills on time!”

Ouch.

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America’s poor – richest in the world

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

As a follow-up to my earlier post on “Meet the leeches”, here is this video by Bill Whittle.  He absolutely nails it.  As Dinesh D’Souza said an acquaintance in Bombay told him: “I really want to move to a country where the poor people are fat.” I once personally observed the entitlement mentality in action. Someone in line in front of me at the grocery store was trying to buy dog food on food stamps (as they were then called). The cashier stated that food stamps couldn’t be used to buy non-human food. The person then asked their partner to go back to the meat department and get some ground chuck for the dog. WTF?
(h/t to ArmedGeek at Hookers & Booze)

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Listen! I hear the world’s tiniest violin!

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

– Elphaba

Gasp! Vegas entrepreneur Steve Wynn is calling the Obama Administration a “wet blanket to business”…just listen to him whine.  Well, he supported Obama during the election.  Yes, he did!  The truth hurts, don’t it, Stevie.

 

Gives a whole new meaning to the concept of sore thumbs.

 

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God Bless Texas

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

– Elphaba

The other day I was feeling really down while reading the news headlines.  Casey Anthony walked for murder, the GOP caved in on their pledge not to raise the debt ceiling, the ATF gun running scandal was unearthing more widespread corruption, and the Obama Administration was trying to use the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene with the planned execution of a Mexican national who had brutally raped and murdered a 16 year old girl in 1995; internationally, liberal bed wetters were crying for a stay to the execution on the basis that the long-time illegal alien (had lived here since he was 2)  was denied access to the Mexican consulate.  I’m thinking, America, what the fuck?!

Well, the execution took place as scheduled.  That evil son of a bitch will never hurt another person again in this life.   Texas basically told Mexico, the U.N. and the administration to butt out and mind their own business.  I love this state, and ideologically, it loves me.  In the words of Lyle Lovett, “that’s right, you’re not from Texas, but Texas wants you anyway.”

Humberto Leal takes the eternal celestial dirt nap. Are you hungry?  Justice is served, Baby!

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