davidl on December 6th, 2011

Frédéric Bastiat in his 1850 essay Ce qu’on voit et ce qu’on ne voit pas: Have you ever witnessed the anger of the good shopkeeper, James Goodfellow, when his careless son happened to break a pane of glass? If you have been present at such a scene, you will most assuredly bear witness to the […]

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davidl on September 4th, 2011

This economy is lost, from Fred Barnes, Weekly Standard: For President Obama, with job growth stuck near zero, the simplest question is a domestic one. How do you think jobs are created? This has never been asked of Obama and never answered, so far as I know. And chances are he won’t answer it definitively […]

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davidl on June 20th, 2011

Obama-speak, from Peter Kirsanow, National Review, via Clarice Feldman, American Thinker: “The real problem with ATMS . is not so much that they destroy jobs, but that in at least 50 of 57 states you can’t conduct transactions in Austrian, making it difficult to withdraw enough cash to spread the wealth around to Midwesterners, who […]

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davidl on June 18th, 2011

Dumbo’s Economics, how bad are Barack Obama’s economic policies?  So bad that his own chief of staff, Bill Daley has trouble defending them, from Matthew Boyle, Daily Caller: White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley took heat from business executives Thursday for the Obama administration’s regulatory expansions. Daley also said he didn’t have any good […]

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davidl on June 16th, 2011

FLOTUS lies, the Fat Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama tells lies about her husband, from Politico: First lady Michelle Obama on Monday told a fundraiser in Southern California of the toll the presidency has taken on her husband Barack Obama. “I see the sadness and worry that’s creasing his face,” she said to […]

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Dumbo’s Economics, more on yesterday’s Scramble theme of Barack Obama’s economic ignorance.  First up, from Robert R. Baker, American Thinker: [President Franklin] Roosevelt responded to the recession he inherited with a combination of massive spending on new government programs and sweeping controls over private industry, (sound familiar?).  His thinking was that government spending would get […]

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davidl on June 14th, 2011

Dumbo does not do economics, more evidence that Barack Obama lacks any understanding of economics, from Fox News: It was explained to Obama that the permitting process can delay projects for “months to years … and in many cases even cause projects to be abandoned … I’m sure that when you implemented the Recovery Act […]

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davidl on April 29th, 2011

L. Donald played Dumbo like a cheap fiddle. How is that the Messiah, with the world class intellect and temperament got played like a cheap fiddle at a hoe down?  From Jim Kunhhenn: WASHINGTON (AP) – Confronting doubters who harbor questions about his place of birth, President Barack Obama chose to defy one of his […]

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Dumbo relents, three years after Mrs. Clinton raised the issues and after months of the media claiming that it was legally impossible, Barack Obama finally  releases his long form certificate of live birth, from William Jacobson, Legal Insurrection: So much for our media, which has been telling us — contrary to the actual law as […]

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davidl on February 7th, 2011

Dumbo’s green economics, from Debra Saunders,RCP: The problem is that Obama thinks that green jobs are the answer to the anemic economy recovery. And he clings to that belief in the face of contrary evidence. I would have better described it as Obama believes.   Thinking is above Dumbo’s pay grade. Reich comes up short, from […]

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davidl on February 6th, 2011

Who we Paleface? From Gail Collins, New York Times: As if we didn’t have enough wars, the House of Representatives has declared one against Planned Parenthood. Maybe it’s all part of a grand theme. Last month, they voted to repeal the health care law. This month, they’re going after an organization that provides millions of […]

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davidl on November 22nd, 2010

No Shat Sherlock, TSA grope down will kill people.  Just the facts Ma’am.  As driving is much more dangerous than flying, anything which discourage air travel and motivates people to drive, actually costs lives, from Hill: As the nation readies for one of the busiest traveling holidays, Steven Horwitz, a professor of economics at St. […]

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davidl on September 22nd, 2010

Professor Thomas Sowell – 1, Dumbo – 0, Obamcare meets Basic Economics, loses, Patteico’s Pontifications: So what do you think might happen if you sought to make health insurance more widely available for children — by simply mandating that companies with child-only policies make those policies available to children with pre-existing conditions? So were the […]

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As a business owner, tax payer and elected official, I freely admit that I am VERY skeptical when the government warns me about anything. Government typically causes more problems than they solve, and it’s in their own best interests (power, taxes, etc) to have a crisis du jour and keep people alarmed and afraid. Fearful […]

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In a staged pseudo-news event, the White House arranged their network record to cover Barack Obama and Joe Biden trip to local burger joint.    That MSNBC sees fit take orders for the White House and what cover and tries to foist off a burger run as if it were news is bad enough. However in […]

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