Weimar 2.0 Update: March 13, 2021

As of February 1, 2021, the US money supply (“M2”) was $19,432.4 million – call it $19.4 trillion. That’s up ~$4 trillion YoY or ~26% YoY. Remember that mark – a 26% YoY increase in the money supply against a GDP that declined ~1% YoY. And while you’re remembering consider, daily Federal spending closed outContinue reading “Weimar 2.0 Update: March 13, 2021”

27% of Household Income now comes from the Government

USBEA Personal Income and Outlays: https://www.bea.gov/news/2021/personal-income-and-outlays-january-2021 Let’s think in terms of a good news/bad news joke. Personal income increased $1,954.7 billion (10.0 percent) in January according to estimates released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (tables 3 and 5). Disposable personal income (DPI) increased $1,963.2 billion (11.4 percent) and personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increasedContinue reading “27% of Household Income now comes from the Government”

Ron Burgundy: Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast.

Was looking so good right up to crashing support. Wedges in bonds and stocks, to be precise. Can you say “fear and loathing?” I see a red door and I want it painted black. Count on Tim Knight (Slope of Hope) to explain this in metaphysical terms we can all understand: https://slopeofhope.com/2021/02/the-problem-with-distortion.html My point isContinue reading “Ron Burgundy: Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast.”

A Military Government?

James Bovard (Mises): https://mises.org/wire/troop-deployments-washington-are-disaster-waiting-happen “Tyranny in form is the first step towards tyranny in substance,” warned Senator John Taylor two hundred years ago in his forgotten classic, Tyranny Unmasked. As the massive National Guard troop deployment in Washington enters its second month, much of the media and many members of Congress are thrilled that it will extend untilContinue reading “A Military Government?”

Lunatic Fringe, I Know You’re Out There — Way Out There

Zman: https://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=22800 Z-man’s best lines in bold The Ride Never Ends Posted on February 10, 2021 The reboot of last year’s big political flop, otherwise known as Trump Impeachment, hit the big stage in DC this week. The Senate kicked off the show with a debate about the constitutionality of the whole thing. The old rule ofContinue reading “Lunatic Fringe, I Know You’re Out There — Way Out There”

The Rule of Law Slows China Joe, the Oligarch’s Loyal Puppet

Story in Epoch Times: https://www.theepochtimes.com/texas-judge-blocks-bidens-deportation-freeze-for-two-more-weeks_3690904.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-02-09-2 Texas Judge Blocks Biden’s Deportation Freeze for Two More Weeks BY JACK PHILLIPS February 9, 2021 Updated: February 9, 2021 A federal judge in Texas extended the suspension of President Joe Biden’s 100-day moratorium on deportations until Feb. 23. U.S. District Court Judge Drew Tipton in the Southern District of Texas on Tuesday ruled that theContinue reading “The Rule of Law Slows China Joe, the Oligarch’s Loyal Puppet”

Time Magazine and the US Orange Revolution

Epoch Times: https://www.theepochtimes.com/time-magazine-article-points-to-a-controlled-election_3688393.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-02-08-3 In a surprisingly brazen article, “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election,” Time magazine chronicles a myriad of pre- and post-election actions taken by a loose coalition of Democratic operatives, grassroots activists, mainstream media, tech companies, and corporate CEOs before and after the 2020 presidential election. According toContinue reading “Time Magazine and the US Orange Revolution”

Banana Republic – in Broad Daylight

Courtesy of RT.com – which shows how far we’ve fallen:https://www.rt.com/op-ed/514770-time-electiion-fortified-color-revolution/ The 2020 US presidential elections wasn’t “rigged,” oh no, but “fortified” by a conspiracy of activists united in saving “Our Democracy” from the Bad Orange Man, now proud to share their story in a friendly tell-all piece in TIME. “There was a conspiracy unfolding behindContinue reading “Banana Republic – in Broad Daylight”

Lunatic Fringe, I Know You’re Out There: Title IX Edition

Wendy McElroy in Mises Wire: https://mises.org/wire/title-ix-will-become-vehicle-more-injustice President Joe Biden vowed to put a “quick end” to the Trump administration’s Title IX regulations and return to Obama-era ones at universities. If this happens, the sexual misconduct hearings will be deeply impacted. These “trials” judge whether those accused of sexual misconduct are innocent or guilty. The Obama-era hearings expressedContinue reading “Lunatic Fringe, I Know You’re Out There: Title IX Edition”

The Thirty Tyrants

“Who controls the past, controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.” George Orwell, “1984” Lee Smith, “The Thirty Tyrants”: https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/the-thirty-tyrants In Chapter 5 of The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli describes three options for how a conquering power might best treat those it has defeated in war. The first is to ruin them; the secondContinue reading “The Thirty Tyrants”