[Thanks to the links from Instapundit (Glenn Reynolds), Chaos Manor (Jerry Pournelle), and John C. Wright's Journal (John C. Wright -- what, you were expecting Karl Rove?). In fact, if you follow the link below to my 2008 post, you'll see that I first read the poem over at Jerry Pournelle's blog, Chaos Manor.] I posted this poem [...]
Hat tip to the essential Andrew Malcolm over at Investor’s Business Daily. ..bruce w..
With everything else going on — the election, the Chicago teachers’ strike, the upheaval and assaults in the Middle East — it’s worth keeping in mind the single biggest financial timebomb here in the US: underfunded pension obligations. This is, in my opinion, a more serious crisis than the massive unfunded Federal entitlement obligations for [...]
The internet is still flaky and slow (and will undoubtedly be so until we arrive back in Florida on Saturday). Another great day, which started with our ship arriving in port for the first time since leaving Florida on Saturday: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos. This morning, Sandra & I went ‘power snorkeling’ (think: snorkeling [...]
I’m posting this entry from 30,000 feet (and how quickly that has become commonplace). My sweet wife Sandra and I are sailing on the National Review Cruise tomorrow — seven days of traveling around the Caribbean while listening to and hobnobbing with people like Mark Steyn, Fred Thompson, Jonah Goldberg, Victor Davis Hanson, James Lileks, [...]
Honestly: our defense spending is high. We’re still embroiled in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and while we’re withdrawing from Iraq, it really is unclear (President Obama’s various pronouncements notwithstanding) when and under what circumstances we’ll actually leave. So, yes, if we weren’t spending the money we’re spending on defense, we’d have a lower deficit. Maybe. [...]
The Kleiner-Perkins “USA, Inc.” report offers possible solutions to the financial nightmare that the US Federal Government — and all of us taxpayers — are facing. I don’t agree with some of these — I think the empty results of the “Stimulus” pretty much negate the first item in #4 — but it’s telling how [...]