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Well, not technically a bank, but the principle is the same. US Private Vaults was a private safety deposit box business in Beverly Hills, CA. An FBI agent “suspected” that its owners were involved in laundering drug money (an allegation that was never proven in court). On that basis, the FBI moved in and seized […]

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Imagine being an FBI SWAT team member today. Can you really feel proud? You signed up (possibly motivated by the TV presentations of heroism) to take down the violent terrorists and menacers of the most vulnerable among us. And now you are being used to intimidate and “send a message” mafia-style.  How else to explain […]

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This week, you may have missed this blockbuster story by Miranda Devine in the New York Post. It’s labeled as “opinion,” but it reads more like a report from an investigative reporter, which she is. If half of what former FBI agent Steven Friend alleges is true, the top of the FBI is indeed a […]

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Republicans have a chance to speak to normals this 2022 in a way they haven’t or wanted to in a very long time. Normal people have thought of the Republican Party as effete, only for the rich, not prone to listening to the problems of people who haven’t donated a few ducats into the war […]

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I remember when you were born — a tiny, ruddy-faced newborn. As I sat in the hospital bed cradling you, your hand would reach out and five delicate fingers instinctively wrapped around one of mine. And we brought you home and you were ours, not yet a part of the outside world — our perfect […]

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I see many references to Xi Jinping being under house arrest in a military coup led by Hu Jintao.  Well who knows?  Not me. I don’t automatically trust “reputable” sources, and I do not automatically distrust garbage sources — Drudge broke the blue dress story, after all.  But I’m not seeing it from the run-of-the-mill […]

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This Isn’t a Win

 

We do not need to revert the IRS to its pre-87,000 agents status. We need to destroy the IRS. The IRS has no place in our society. Its methods make a mockery of the concept of innocent until proven guilty. Its body of laws that it enforces is so voluminous and intricate that it can make a case out of virtually any balance sheet in the country if it wanted to.

Quote of the Day: The Economy and Government Mismanagement

 

“The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.” – Milton Friedman

We are going to see a repeat of this over the next year or two.  We are headed for recession, and possibly depression (although no one will call it that) even if the Republicans take over control of both houses of Congress next year. Part of that is due to existing inflation. But an even larger part will be due to government mismanagement.

Say Her Name: Allison “Allie” Rice. Another Senseless Execution in a Third-World Democrat-Run City

 

‘When you hear the words from the policeman saying, “she’s with the coroner now, she didn’t make it.” It’s the most devastating words you can ever hear.’

That city, Baton Rouge, LA, just happens to have been our home for almost 45 years before we moved to the Florida Panhandle four years ago. Thus, writing this is more than a little bittersweet—painful for the loss of a beautiful young woman with a very promising life ahead of her, cut off execution-style by street animals (please don’t insult me by telling me they are humans, not animals), for the unimaginable pain her family must be going through, and sadness at what our former hometown has turned into under the “enlightened” “leadership” of a Democrat Mayor and Administration who are returned to office repeatedly by the votes of “Dead Baton Rouge,” about which more below.

Double, Double Toil and Trouble

 

Reports today, actually rumors, that a coup may be underway in China; that Xi is under arrest. Meanwhile, Putin is threatening nuclear response to any attack on Russian territory, even as they will be conducting a referendum in the Donbass about annexing it to Russia. Zelensky calls upon NATO to nuke Putin if Putin is even “thinking” about using his own nuclear weapons.

We are spending money hand over fist on a national credit card that will surely inform future economists as to whether an economy is all psychology — if we think, we can suspend the bubble indefinitely. Pray the little child does not show up to declare “the Emporer has no clothes!”

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Last week we all agreed that Alan Rickman’s Hans Gruber was the best first performance for an actor in a feature film. It was a fight that was over before it began. This week I’d like to take it easy and have one of thoughtful, movie-lover discussions. This week the question is: What film had […]

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Actually went too well. It was part of a skit early in high school. There was singing involved and the wearing of feminine wigs and makeup. It seemed like a grand idea. As each young male put on a wig during the process of developing the skit, the laughter grew stronger. Most of the guys […]

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A favorite writer is Lord Conrad Black. The Quebec-born Canadian media mogul and British subject writes for Canada’s estimable National Post and a relatively new media outlet, the New York Sun. His work occasionally surfaces elsewhere. Below, he outlines how the “Church Commission” – not named after a place of worship but an aggressive partisan […]

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  I’m not a person that understands the stock market all that well, but I remember someone significant in the media saying watch the bond market – when that goes South, head for the bunker, because all hell is soon to break loose.  Why is that?  This was back during the last disastrously dip and […]

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