Friday, August 26, 2011

Badass of the Week

"Badass of the Week" is apparently a compliment. I think Joseph Lozito qualifies. Good going!

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Baby On Board

You have surely noticed the yellow signs, usually attached to the rear window of a car, which read "Baby On Board". Less common now than when they first appeared, they seem intended to tell rescuers after a possible accident that there at least might be a wee victim who should not be missed.

Color me weird, but every time I see one I think of Planked Salmon.

Perhaps Jonathan Swift would understand.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Gun Delivery Times

People around the country have been buying guns like mad for the last several years. Yesterday I called Kimber, a major manufacturer of high quality pistols, to find out the delivery time for their Model 1911 Eclipse Target II .45ACP.

The sales rep told me that they have a six month backlog on all 1911 models.

Times are good for the gun industry.

For buyers, not so much.

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Remember how disruptive inflation was during the 1970s? Remember wage and price controls, and how they disrupted the economy? Take a look at this graph from the St Louis Federal Reserve Bank. Compare the 1970s to the last two years.

Do you have your life savings in your savings account? Have a pension which isn't indexed for inflation? Best brush up on your recipes for dandelion salad.

Thanks, Washington.

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Obama on Deficit Spending

This is one of the few issues on which President Obama and I wholeheartedly agree.

Thanks to InstaPundit for the tip. As he said: "the 2012 campaign ads just write themselves, don’t they?"

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Blogging Glossary

The gentlefolk over at Samizdata kindly provide us with a Blogging Glossary