Saturday, February 28, 2009

An object study of Biasing a study

I found this study that loudly proclaims that 1/3 of american football players had sexual relations with other men.
It isn't until you get to the third paragraph that they tell you that the study group of these men didn't make it from the high school ranks into college football and became CHEERLEADERS instead. Do you think that MIGHT bias their study just a tad wee bit?

This is what they want to teach your children. Stop them

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Perfect Storm of Government Interference

It seems like it should be really apparent, to me. But, maybe, to other people it's not so easy. Let me explain....
The subsidies of housing by the FHA,HUD and VA along with the Community Reinvestment Act have conspired to raise housing prices artificially for decades. Add to this, rent subsidies to many, through programs that give a guaranteed check to landlords. This keeps existing housing off the market and in the hands of fewer and fewer landlords while artificially inflating the housing market.
Then you get the bubble.
This killed the dream of home ownership for many americans that can't afford payments on housing priced that high.
Now they are proposing more subsidies as the cure for the ones they have already enacted.
This will reinflate the market again in an era of bank instability where few will be able to afford the payments yet again. Then they will propose another subsidy.
Layer after layer of government trying to cure itself.
It's like a child picking at a scab.
Everybody is screaming "YOU"VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING!"

Here's the real cure:
Repeal ALL of the subsidies NOW!
Quit picking at the scabs and let them heal.

added to 2/16/2009, the following:

A fellow debater on Political Forum (Martel) pointed out that ARM's were also responsible for this bubble.
Taking an ARM is not a good sound financial move in the first place.
No con artist can succeed trying to scam an honest man. If those people hadn't lied about their ability to pay, they wouldn't be in this fix. You can stop trying to place all the blame on the Big Bad Banks. I think this is a result of everyone in this country having "eyes too big for their stomachs", as we say down here in Tennessee. Times were good and nobody was looking to the future. I do however agree that ARM's had a lot to do with it.

On top of the ARM's we have deductible interest for home loans that inflated the price of homes too. This is a Kenesian move by the banking industry and socialists (of all stripes) enacted to insure that the "pure poor" can afford a home. It amounts to the rape of the federal treasury by the banking and home construction industries.
We need to eliminate these and all other deductions and drop the regressive practice of the Income Tax in favor of the Fair Tax.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Tarnishing a Halo

Barak Obama has made his first weeks in office a shambles. He campaigned on Hope and Change. Change was the most touted of the two. He vowed no more lobbyists and a clean administration. He has appointed two Lobbyists and two tax cheats and a few people that stepped aside for "personal reasons".
From Bill Richardson's botched appointment to the new appointment of Tom Daschle it's just a mess.

Richardson ducked out rather than be investigated.

Tim Geithner is a tax cheat,

and his new chief of staff at treasury is a registered lobbyist from Goldman Sachs.

Now Tom Daschle has admitted to being a tax cheat:

Previously Obama appointed another lobbyist, William Lynn:

Not to mention the head of his FCC transition team, Henry Rivera:

This is not to even get into Hillary Clinton's questionable past with the Rose law firm and her sudden wealth from cattle futures. And then there's Whitewater.

When are these people backing The Annoited One going to start asking for his scalp?
Probably not soon. Even the people in Guyana drank the Kool-Aid after they saw others dropping like flies.

Boxer owned for Racism

An inconvenient debt.