Sunday, March 29, 2009

How to fix our economic problems

There's one sure way to fix our economic problems.

Get the unemployed back to work.

Let's start with the politicians and their flunkies, cronies and hangers-on! It might be a nasty shock to them, most of whom have no idea what it is to do an actual day of work, and produce a good or a service, but society would benefit in two ways. Firstly, they would no longer be parasites living off the productivity of the rest of us, and secondly they would not be handicapping the productive segment of society with rules and regulations intended to benefit whoever their main campaign donors are!

Failing that, let's just speed up all the corruption investigations going on and get some speedy trials going. If they're locked in jail they're not robbing the rest of us. Much cheaper to pay room and board for a politician in chokey than their speeding fines or for their dirty films

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Space News

From Reuters today some news that's totally out of this world.

NASA called a halt to tests when the astronauts, Budweiser drinkers to a man, all recognized the taste!

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Here's what looks like an interesting series from the UK Government's official mouthpiece, the BBC.

In the Lost World of Communism the BBC will be lamenting the passing of East Germany.

I was struck by the quote from East Germany's first president Walter Ulbricht.

"It has to look democratic but we must have everything under control."

That statement sums up perfectly the political situation in the UK, where two parties participate in a pretend-democracy, and also the EU which has been forced on the people of Europe whether they like it or not. When a referendum is occasionally taken, the result, which is always negative, is ignored, or the people are forced to vote again until they come up with the "right" answer.

So although the Berlin Wall and the East German regime did fall, and the last President of East Germany, Erich Honecker, like many Germans 45 years earlier, retired to Chile, what ended up happening was the primary idea behind the founding of that nation - all decisions taken by a small elite over the heads of the "great unwashed" - went on to be incorporated in how all the nations of Europe are now governed.

Ironic really!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Illinois Update

Illinois is a political cess-pool. It's so corrupt there's a good chance your elected representative will be in jail before their term ends. Go and see your congressman, and you'll probably be patted down by one of his flunkies to see if you're wearing a wire.

So with the Illinois economy in the toilet you'd expect these noble representatives of the people to be focused 100% on helping to find a solution the problem, right?

Are they hell.

Ken Dunkin is trying to sneak in a gun ban by - get this - forcing gun owners to have liability insurance like motorists

These guys don't have a clue about achieving anything in the real world, but they are sure devious when it comes to methods of sneaking gun bans in!