WONDERING IF SOCIALISM IS BETTER THAN CAPITALISM OR VICE VERSA? The Steamboat Institute is coming to the rescue! They are sponsoring a debate which is open to the public on just this topic. They've secured two heavy hitters on the topic, Yaron Brooks,author of “Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government” and Bhaskar Sunkara, author of The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality to have what is surely going to be a lively debate on the topic. It's happening this Thursday at CU-Denver and you're invited! You do need to reserve a FREE ticket which you can do by clicking here.
YOU BETTER FILL UP YOUR TANK TODAY Because the drone strikes that crippled Saudi Arabia's oil industry are definitely going to drive up prices, which is exactly what they were intended to do. Couple of immediate takeaways by me on this. First, Iran is ready for war because they are desperate because the sanctions on THEIR oil industry + low prices have decimated their economy. As oil is the main driver of their economy, the only way to lift the regime up is to force oil prices higher. Second, WE WERE SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN PROTECTING SAUDI OIL from these sorts of attacks. We failed. So did our vaunted anti-drone technology. This greatly increases the chance that terrorists HERE will use the same methodology on our oil refineries or electrical infrastructure. We need to do some stuff now to ensure that doesn't happen. Trump says we're "locked and loaded" but I'm hoping we going to keep it in our holster. We're trying to get an expert to join us to see if he/she can add anything to this mix.
HOW CAN A CORPORATION LIE FOR PROFIT AND NOW HAVE ANYONE GO TO JAIL? A big part of the opioid epidemic is directly traced back to pharmaceutical companies like Purdue Pharma lying to doctors about the addictive nature of Oxycontin. Now Purdue Pharma is being sued by EVERYONE and in an effort to stop the bleeding, they are trying to negotiate a $12 billion settlement that would preclude future claims. As part of this, Purdue Pharma has officially declared bankruptcy. The family that owns Purdue Pharma, has been siphoning off money in the BILLIONS using Swiss bank accounts to avoid having to give up their wealth. This makes me sick. Anyone who was involved in lying to doctors to sell highly addictive pain meds needs to go to jail for manslaughter, not just having to give up one of their private jets.
LOOK A NEW SONG BY JOMO AND POSSUM POSSE! And this one is hilarious. It's about being well-mannered because there seems to have been a dearth of songs about being well-mannered before now.
SPEAKING OF SAUDI ARABIA I STILL THINK THEY SUCK Especially when I read stories like this one where they are FREAKING CRUCIFYING AND BEHEADING POLITICAL ENEMIES AND CHILDREN! What a horrible and barbaric ally we have in Saudi Arabia. And now we may have to actually defend them. I wish we would leave the entire Middle East to themselves and let them sort it out.
THE NEW YORK TIMES IS ONCE AGAIN AN ANTI-TRUMP DISASTER And I say that because their own Trump Derangement Syndrome has them making a MASSIVE correction to a "bombshell" story about Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The story was published yesterday and said someone had reported that at a drunken college frat party Kavanaugh dropped his pants and then his "friends" pushed his penis into the hand of another woman. Problem is, the woman who is alleged to have been the victim of the penis push does not have any recollection of the event. A fact the New York Times chose to leave out initially. Here is their correction:
"An earlier version of this article, which was adapted from a forthcoming book, did not include one element of the book's account regarding an assertion by a Yale classmate that friends of Brett Kavanaugh pushed his penis into the hand of a female student at a drunken dorm party," The Times wrote in a correction Monday. "The book reports that the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident. That information has been added to the article."
Every time someone in the media complains about Trump calling the media names please refer them to that time the NY Times lied or left out really critical information to make the Administration or someone who works for it look bad. This is just one of them. We need a media that does it's job, and publishing a hit piece based on a rumor reported by a longtime Democratic operative isn't doing it's job.
SO YOUR KIDS TEACHER ISN'T THE BEST FIT You may want to read this article before you rush to the school to demand a change. Sometimes dealing with a teacher who isn't the best fit is the best choice.
THIS DUDE IS LUCKY TO BE ALIVE And when you watch the video of him falling off a cliff into a pool of water (LUCKY GUY) it will make you think twice before buying a motorcycle. I'm sure his wife is thrilled he's alive and happy the motorcycle didn't make it. He did get the bike out of the pool though.
AT WHAT POINT DO WE NOT DESTROY SOMEONE'S LIFE FOR A STUPID MISTAKE? I don't know if you have been following the story of the students who posted a photo themselves wearing black charcoal masks with the caption "Wakanda Forevaaa" at CSU but it's gotten insane. One of the people in the photos has come forward to apologize for her lack of common sense and ask that she be spared the death threats now. She's lost her job and gotten 50 death threats and has become the defacto face of racism at CSU. I actually think this says a lot about "racism" at CSU if students in facial masks are the face of it.
SORRY BETA, YOUR PLAN DOESN'T DO WHAT YOU THINK IT DOES And I'm talking about a so-called "assault weapons ban". This article breaks down what happened when we did this before. Something I sure hope Republicans bring up in later debates.
THAT ANNOYING TRAIT YOUR KID HAS? IT'S MIGHT HIS OR HER GREATEST STRENGTH
I AM SUCH A FAN GIRL OF MATT FALK AND NOW HE'S TALKING ABOUT THE BEST JOKE IN THE WORLD