Glenn Beck Cost Fox Millions and Lost Half His Audience, but News Corp. Stands Behind Him

I suggested a few days ago in this post that the entire reason that Glenn Beck wanted to conduct a March on Washington on the anniversary of MLK’s historic march was to garner ratings.  I further suggested that African-Americans would be better off attending to more pressing issues rather than getting tricked into helping Beck … Continue reading

Yankee Utopians in a Chinese Century: Wall Street Orthodoxy and the loss of the US Manufacturing base.

Before I continue, let me qualify something about the individual that’s being quoted in this post, conservative commentator, Pat Buchanan.  There’s little doubt in my mind that Buchanan is a racist.  I’ve arrived at this conclusion from his books, numerous op-eds as well as his conduct on MSNBC.  He’s the type of racist that is … Continue reading

Reflections on Independence Day

My local newspaper, like those all across the nation, ran the words of the Declaration of Independence in the editorial pages today.  I suspect most people are similar to myself  and are familiar with the portions of the declaration that are always quoted about “all men being equal” and “inalienable rights”, but I was unaware … Continue reading

Nobel laureate economist Paul Krugman says that we’re in the beginning stages of the third great depression

Paul Krugman now joins a long list of people characterizing our economic circumstances as another Great Depression.  There’s a reason why so many folks are coming out now to admit this.  It’s a way of preparing the public’s mind for what’s about to beset us. The existence of a depression is something I accepted long … Continue reading

US Banks found to be involved in Mexican drug war

Last week, I posted a story about Mexican drug gangs threatening to kill US police officers in Nogales Arizona.  While discussing the post, I said the following: In a way, the violence in Chester PA and that in Mexico are mirrors of the same thing. The economic situation is so desperate and the social controls … Continue reading

The musings of a useful idiot (Thomas Sowell): Is the US Now on the Slippery Slope to Tyranny?

I try to not be overly partisan here in the blogosphere or even in life.  I like to keep my objectivity as when one is engaged in partisan battles it becomes very difficult to do that mainly because you’re constantly on the offensive or defensive.  That tends to create a bunker mentality and you can’t … Continue reading

Oil Expert Matt Simmons: “We’re going to have to evacuate the gulf states, can you imagine evacuating 20 million people? This story is 80 times worse than I thought.”

I’ve posted a few articles on oil expert Matt Simmons’ take on the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe.  The problem now is bad weather is moving in to complicate matters due to a tropical wave in the Caribbean that might move into the gulf.  I personally don’t know enough about how likely an evacuation could be and … Continue reading

Marching on Washington to fight Glenn Beck

Let me state plainly for the record what I think of Glenn Beck.  Basically, it can be summed up in just two words—fool and idiot.  Let me also state plainly for the record how I personally deal with people who are fools or idiots or both—I don’t waste time on them if I don’t have … Continue reading

A threat from south of the border: Gangs threaten to kill off duty US police for seizing drug shipment

In my opinion, there’s no bigger external threat to our nation than what’s occurring south of the border in Mexico with the drug gangs.  Of  course, I don’t want to overlook the internal threat either as there’s a variation of some of this occurring right in our some of cities now with home grown gangs.  … Continue reading

Martial Law declared in Chester PA after 2 year old gets shot

This is totally insane.  Crime and mayhem has gotten so out of control in Chester PA that the mayor has implemented martial law and a curfew. A similar call was made in Harrisburg PA by the NAACP about a year ago, but not acted upon.  Both of these are small cities with populations of under … Continue reading