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Must Reads For The Week 4/9/16

April 8, 2016

 These Have To Be From The Onion, Don’t They?

Sec. of DOT Denounces Inequitable Distribution Of Sidewalks, at tammybruce.com.  Statements from bureaucrats, like Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, reveal what they think of our intelligence. I don’t think they realize these statements also reveal what some of us think of their stupidity. From the article. “Only 49% of low income neighborhoods have sidewalks compared to 90% of affluent neighborhoods.” Since 51% of low income neighborhoods have sidewalks and 10% of affluent neighborhoods don’t have side walks we can safely say that sidewalks are not the cause of the economic status of a neighborhood.

Obama Administration To Landlords: You Cannot Refuse To Rent To Criminals, at tammybruce.com. Quote from the article, “The Fair Housing Act doesn’t include criminals as a protected class, but HUD says refusing to rent based on a criminal record is a form of racial discrimination, due to racial imbalances in the U.S justice system.….” What if a landlord refuses to rent to white criminals, is that racial discrimination? What if black landlords refuse to rent to black criminals, is that racial discrimination? You have to have a useless degree from an elite university and no common sense to say things like this. Or as my friend has so eloquently said, “One of us in this conversation is a real dumb ass.

Watch TA’s $1.4Million ‘Randomized iPad App Randomly Point Right or Left, at tammybruce.com. I can’t even explain this. You have to watch this short video to even believe this is real. This is what 1.4 million in tax payer dollars gets you. If they would have paid me $1.4 million, I would have drawn an arrow on a piece of cardboard and instructed the TSA agent to randomly flip it to the right and left.

Bubbles Bubbles Everywhere.

Here We Go Again: Obama Pushes Banks To Lower Home Loan Standards, at zerohedge.com. Lowering lending standards (along with central bank money printing) lead to the housing bubble of 2008. If at first you don’t succeed try try again.

Why The Auto Loan Bubble Matters, by Edward Niedermeyer, at thefederalist.com. Sub-prime auto loans allows people, who wouldn’t meet normal lending standards, to get car loans. Remember the 08 housing boom and bust.

More Than 40% Of Student Borrowers Aren’t Making Payments, by Josh Mitchell, at wsj.com. Many of these student loans were made to young people who shouldn’t have gone to college in the first place. Graduates can’t find jobs that pay enough to live on let alone pay their student loan debts. The government student loan program is making debt serfs out of students. It’s a student loan bubble.

Green Energy Boondoggle.

Ethanol Is Bad For Cars, The Environment, The Poor, And America, at fee.org. This is an example of why it is hard to shrink government. Even though ethanol increases green house gas emissions and is more expensive than gasoline, Big Agriculture will not allow their government subsidies to go away. This proves government is too big when it can’t even get rid of this boondoggle.

Another Government Backed Green Energy Company Goes Bankrupt, at dailycaller.com. Once again tax payer dollars are wasted because politicians and bureaucrats are”investing” in our future. Read – Green Energy Proving Venture Capitalist Are Smarter Than Government Bureaucrats.

Check Mate.

Oops: Hillary Supporters’ Twitter Hashtag Backfires, at tammybruce.com. Hillary supporters were playing checkers while everyone else was playing chess.

Bill Clinton Sec’y Of Labor (Unknowingly) Gives 4-Point Endorsement Of Ted Cruz, at tammybruce.com. One mans condemnation is another mans endorsement.

Making A Stand Against Political Correctness.

Standford Students Fight Campus Iconoclasts For Western Civilization, by Joy Pullmann, at thefederalsit.com. Here is an excerpt from the article, “Most Americans, who are part of Western civilization, know nothing of its achievements, making them prey to precisely the sort of grievance-mongering now infecting not just American campuses but our politics and culture….How Can Standford and other name-brand graduates go on to lead our society if they dislike it so much they do not want to learn its history? How can they hope to correct Western civilization if they do not know what it is?” …..”One does wonder how young people who confuse tantrum-throwing with argument managed to get admitted to Stanford in the first place.”

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Must Reads For The Week 11/30/13

November 30, 2013
The pen is mightier than the sword...

The pen is mightier than the sword… (Photo credit: mbshane)

If You Like Your Plan You Can Keep It: ( The Rap w/ Remy), by Remy and Meredith Bragg, at reason.com. A short rap video to start your day.

Watched Cops Are Polite Cops, by Ronald Bailey, at reason.com. Lets go to the replay official! Having small cameras attached to an officers glasses, hats, or uniforms is a good idea as these three stories,( read 1 here, 2 here and 3 here) show.

Hospital Holds Teen For 9 Months, Won’t Let Parents Take Her Home, by Kristin Tate, at benswann.com. If you think parents rights are being violated now, just wait until Obamacare is fully implemented.

Price Controls Don’t Work, And Team Obama Doesn’t Like Market Solutions That Save Lives, by Mark J. Perry, at aei-ideas.org. Here’s a quote from the article, “The Obama administration cannot accept a market approach to rationing a scarce resource like bone marrow, and insists on a government price control of $0.00 for a scarce, lifesaving resource.” Just wait until Obamacare is fully implemented.

Full List Of Obamacare Tax Hikes, by Nick Sorrentino, at townhall.com. Politicians can always claim they haven’t raised taxes if, 1)the tax hikes can be hidden in thousands of pages of legislation, and 2) the mainstream media won’t do their job of being a check on political power.

Pope Francis: Free Market Hater, at economicpolicyjournal.com. Understanding how free markets really work takes much deeper analysis than the shallow thinking enjoyed by utopian central planners, Marxists, and even well meaning Christians.

The Three Metro Areas In The US That Have Larger Economies Than Sweden, at econoimicpolicyjournal.com. Central banks are printing a portion of these GDP numbers. Since all central banks are counterfeiting at the same time, than the GDP differences between countries represent some sense of reality.

Do you believe this guy, David Stockman Fears “Panic” When The “Lunatic” Fed “Loses Control”, at zerohedge.com, or do you believe this guy.Greenspan- “Dow 16,000 Is Not A Bubble”, at zerohedge.com.

Our View: Ethanol Was Mistake Then, It Still Is One Now, at delewareonline.com. Ethanol mandates are,  a) An environmental boondoggle, b) A subsidy for farmers, c) Politicians buying votes, d) All of the above.