Chronicle of the Conspiracy
Saturday, November 22, 2008NORMALLY I DON'T USE SPORTS METAPHORS From Investors Business Daily:
Don Luskin, chief investment officer of TrendMacrolytics, had expected Obama's win to give the nation a quick shot of confidence.
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Friday, November 21, 2008STEELE INTERVIEW Great interview with Shelby Steele on how Barack Obama successfully used race to get elected. Steele remains the most acute observer of the strong underlying current of shame in the American character, and how exploiters from Al Sharpton to Obama take advantage of it. Thanks to James Allen for the link.
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LAFFER EXTENSIONS Marty Holloway performs some simple but very thought-provoking transformations of the Laffer Curve. Students of supply-side economics, take note.
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HAVE THEY NO SHAME? The Wall Street Journal on some of the dirty tricks Al Franken is using to steal the Minnesota senatorial election:
Opening up the rejected-ballot question is also a recipe for potential fraud. When the Franken campaign filed its initial lawsuit demanding access to the voter lists, it used as an example an 84-year-old woman in Beltrami County whose vote was supposedly rejected because she'd had a stroke, and therefore her signature on her absentee ballot did not match the one on file. After some outside investigation, the Franken campaign admitted that the story was not true, and that her ballot had been rejected for entirely different (and legitimate) reasons.
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Thursday, November 20, 2008HERE'S OUR FUTURE OF "CHANGE"
Thanks to John Wallace.
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CHANGE THIS! Obama ran on a platform of "change," and was fond of pointing out how horrible everything is -- that is, how much it needs his "changing." OK, let's hold him to it. Here's the benchmark. On election day,
The inflation rate was 3.7%Thanks to David Duval for the link.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008KUDLOW REPLAY Here' the YouTube video of tonight's appearance.
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Sunday, November 16, 2008AT LEAST NOW THAT OBAMA IS ELECTED... ...we don't have to hear about how great the economy was thanks to Bill Clinton, and how George W. Bush destroyed it the moment he took the presidency. Here is Clinton himself with a version of that lie:
They took us from record surpluses to an exploding debt; from over 22 million new jobs to just 5 million; from increasing working families' incomes to nearly $7,500 a year to a decline of more than $2,000 a year; from almost 8 million Americans lifted out of poverty to more than 5.5 million driven into poverty; and millions more losing their health insurance.Now that the Republicans are out, we get treated to whole new Democratic lies about the economic history of the United States, re-tailored to meet the political needs of moment -- that is, to move everything way to the Left, not just back to where Clinton had it near the center. Here's Dean Baker, the uber-Leftist econo-hack and Big Labor tool, with the new narrative. Okay everyone on the left, press your "record" buttons and listen carefully. This is what you are all expected to parrot constantly, starting now.
Rather than handing George Bush a booming economy, Clinton handed over an economy that was propelled by an unsustainable stock bubble and distorted by a hugely over-valued dollar...
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