Archive for the ‘Economy’ category

United States on “The Road to Hell”

March 26, 2009

According to the current President of the European Union, Czech’s Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, that is exactly where we are headed.  Interestingly Eurpoean leaders from Britain to Italy are making comments regarding President Obama’s economic policies as a “return to the failed policies of the 1930’s” and “a streamlined way to bankrupt the US and the World.”

And yet, the Democrats continue not to listen.  Instead of considering the destructive path they are leading us down, we have the President and the Sec. of the Treasury telling us that the Government needs to have the ability to step into private industry, take it over, and run it the way they see fit.  Like they have done with AIG.  Of course, all of this fun has caused death threats to AIG employees and a complete sense that the company has run amok in the last few months.

Somewhere along the line Democrats have decided to penalize companies and the rich because they are the real problem in our society.  This constant demonization of the rich is not unprecedented.  After all, Russia, prior to becoming the Soviet Union, used the same tactics to blame its economy under Stalin–and then murdered most of its upper class citizens during his regime.  Hitler used such tactics to demonize Jews and then of course began a massive slaughter intended to kill every Jewish person in Europe.

It has been hard to blog about things going on in our Country because it would take a full time job on my part and a staff of people to keep up with the liberal and socialist agenda being crammed down our throats on a second by second basis.  And unfortunately, I have to work–maybe harder than ever to store up for the coming economic collapse.

Recently I ran across a transcript of a speech given by a CEO of an American-based company that was given to the Bank Administration Institute in 1972.  I cannot reveal the name of the person or the company but I can quote from this individual’s brilliant words of wisdom.   HEY PRESIDENT OBAMA–THIS IS FOR YOU! (There, maybe that will cause this post to get picked up by the SS in Washington)

My first point is simply this…our most fundamental responsibility as managers of any business is to make a profit.  Those who would have us believe that other factors have overtaken the importance of the profit motive in our economic system are kidding themselves.  Talk about putting social concerns ahead of business’s drive to earn a fair return is really a contradiction in terms.

Some idealists confuse profits and selfishness.  They tend to shun profit-making jobs; seek profit-using careers, and the agitate vigorously for government action to prevent others from generating profits.  This is the group that teaches-“don’t earn-burn.”

Let’s not forget that it is business-the private sector of our economic system-that produces the wealth which enables government-the public sector-to plan, administer, and pay for programs that cannot be carried out by the private sector.

Simply said, government can generate money to serve the needs of the people onlythrough collection of taxes.  And taxes come from individuals and corporations.  In the case of the corporation, unless it is a profitable business, there are no taxes…unless business is profitable, it cannot spend the research and development dollars necessary to develop superior technology, or hire the handicapped, or support higher education, or help meet the human need activities of the community.

We need to keep telling ourselves and anyone who will listen that our profit system is the source of everything we do.  You must have a healthy, viable business as a base for your efforts so you can accept your social responsibility to contribute money, know-how or people-any talk of social responsibility without that strong base is just that-talk.”

For the sake of my children and my grandchildren.  For the sake of your own daughters and the community of people you allegedly represent.  For the sake of our National Security, our freedom, our liberty, our pursuit of happiness—PLEASE STOP THE MADNESS!   We cannot afford anymore of your “talk” Mr. President–we simply cannot afford it.

-Murphy

Obama’s Stimulus Package Promotes Unsafe Sex

March 23, 2009

Did that title grab you?  The amazing thing is that it is true.  Now let me start off by saying this–I am not a proponent of passing out condoms as a way of combatting AIDS or other diseases–especially if the entity passing them out is a public school.  In fact, I agree with the Pope’s recent comment that passing out condoms to poor countries is not a way of combatting AIDS and am frankly more than a little irritated to discovery that our tax dollars are used for such a purpose.  (but that subject is for another post) Everytime I hit a pothole on an Interstate Hwy, I will now be thinking—“That’s okay, what is one tire rim or bent axel when I can relax knowing that poor countries are being protected from AIDS by American condoms.”  Well no more!

The US Agency for International Development apparently has already handed out 10 BILLION condoms to poor countries.  However, the agency is now going to switch to cheaper condoms made in China and Korea–a move that will cost Americans 300 jobs.  After all the agency will now save 3 cents per condom–which totals $300,000,000 in savings on the next 10 BILLION distributed.

CHINA???

Um, has the agency forgotten the numerous problems with products made in China?

For example, remember these?:

 

Last year it was reported that the company making these colorful hairbands in China was using…what was it again…oh yeah, USED CONDOMS to make these.

 

And I’ll pause now for you to run to the bathroom and vomit.

 

 

And what about these products?:

Remember—Poison was found in pet food from China and also found in toothpaste made in China.

But if poison or dirty condoms aren’t enough, how about a nice load of lead?

These and many other products shipped from China to the US contained lead.  And this is the Country that the United States Agency for International Development now wants to purchase cheap condoms from to distribute to the rest of the world?

How cruel.  So because of the stimulus bill, we are now going to spend taxpayer money on potentially defective condoms and give them to poor countries and tell those countries that the purpose of the condoms is to protect its citizens from AIDS and other diseases? 

Now that is way to make the rest of the world begin to like us again.  What inspirational Hope and Change this will be as we ask citizens of poor countries to unwrap a poisonous, lead-laced defective condom while being told it will prevent disease.  Why, we will have more allies that we ever dreamed of having under the Bush administration. 

Way to go BO!

-Murphy

March Madness-Obama Style!

March 19, 2009

Yes, its that time again when we all get excited about the NCAA tournament.  Well, I get excited about it.  But even more thrilling today was an inside peek we received here at MKCB!  I was able to obtain a copy of President Obama’s schedule from yesterday and I thought in the spirit of madness I would share it with you.

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Isn’t this cool?  Who would have thought that the President was so into the NCAA bracket challenge?  Well, I guess the Duke Coach didn’t like it so much.  Here is what he had to say about it:  “Somebody said that we’re not in President Obama’s Final Four, and as much as I respect what he’s doing, really, the economy is something that he should focus on, probably more than the brackets,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said from the Blue Devils’ first-round site in Greensboro, N.C.”

Wow!  Coach Mike are you insane?  I mean, I’m sorry that Obama didn’t pick Duke to win, but seriously you have to lay off the guy.  That 3 hours he spent making his picks were 3 hours he wasn’t doing something to ruin our economy.  I hope he gets so addicted to gambling he forgets all about his socialist, government expanding intrusion plan into our lives. 

-Murphy

Drugs And Alcohol to An Addict, Bailout Money to AIG-Same Diff.

March 16, 2009

Last year, CNN reported on a Vancouver clinic that allows people to bring illegal drugs to their facility and shoot up in a supervised setting.  I’m NOT Kidding!  Which proves my long-held idea that if you simply provide the means for users to access drugs safely, they will quit using them. (what?)  So here are some more ideas I have that may assist people that are dealing with problems.

1.  Safe Driving Bars

Let’s have bars where people that are admitted alcoholics can come in and drop their keys off at the bar.  Then they can drink and drink and the bar will call a cab so they can go home.  That way, they won’t kill anyone on the way.  Then the manner and means in which they receive the alcohol will be safer.  Then, under the theory of the Vancouver Clinic, maybe more of them will join AA.

2.  Candy For Obese People

 

In its attempt to cure obesity in this Country, the Government ought to consider providing tons and tons of candy, donuts, soft drinks and fatty foods to obese people.   But this must be in a safe and controlled environment.  So we should set up clinics where instead of exercise and swimming….

…we could have a controlled eating environment where large people can come eat until their heart’s content all the while a trained doctor with the necessary equipment to revive a person’s heart will be sitting in the next room and be ready in a moment’s notice. 

Then hopefully, people will realize that this is bad and want to join real diet programs.

3.  Bailout Money to Inept and Financially Irresponsible Companies

Finally, the Government ought to give tons an tons of money to companies that are having financial difficulty.  That way they can learn how to become fiscally responsible without all the pressure of earning the money in the first place.  Kind of like playing Monopoly, only with real money.

In this manner, companies like AIG can learn to be fiscally responsible in a “safe” environment.  Surely then they won’t do anything stupid with the money the Government simply gives them.  After all, if you simply feed a problem with the more of the same food it has been eating, it will eventually grow into a solution.

If you don’t believe me, just ask GM.

-Murphy

And Now…The Rest of The Story

March 2, 2009

Today we say goodbye to a great journalist and conservative…Paul Harvey.

Paul Harvey had an amazing career on the radio spanning 7 decades!  I personally listed to his News and Comments every chance I could for many years.  He is a true legend and radio icon.

In a tribute to Paul, we here at MKCB have decided to conduct a final interview of Mr. Harvey with some of his more famous quotes:

MK:  Paul, it is great to see you and I’m so exicted to ask you a few final questions before you journey on to a better place.  So on to my first question.  We are obviously going through some tough economic times–in fact some would say the worst in a billion years.  What advice can you give to those who have been really feeling the pinch of the current economic situation?

PAUL:  ” In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.”

MK:  Well I think that is sound, but our current President continues to pound the message that we are in a “crisis” that we are suffering through times “like none other”  that we are in an “unprecedented economic downturn,” so what would you say to President Obama in his attempts to lead us through these times?

PAUL:  “I’ve never seen a monument erected to a pessimest.”  So President Obama ought to instead be the optimist after all…“every pessimist who ever lived has been buried in an unmarked grave.  Tomorrow has always been better than today, and it always will be.”

MK:  I could not agree more.  And what about our great and wonderful Congress?  Ms. Pelosi and her ilk are dead set to turn our economy from a people/capitalist driven economy to a government/socialsit driven economy.  Any words for those who think we should look to Congress to “save us” from these economic times?

PAUL:  “If ‘pro’ is the opposite of ‘con’ what is the opposite of ‘progress’?”

MK:    Exactly.  One thing an economic downturn does is force us to evaluate our lives and our careers.  Any advice for those who are reflecting on the past and trying to decide where to go from here?

PAUL:  “Like what you do, if you don’t like it, do something else.”

MK:  To the lighter side of things–are you much of a golfer?  Do you plan on hitting the golden links in heaven?

PAUL:  “Golf is a game in which you yell ‘Fore!,’ shoot six, and write down five.”

MK:  Finally, we have been told that Obama’s plans and stimulus package will “kick-start” the economy or “drop kick” it as VP Biden said, and yet today I learned that since President Barack Obama was elected, the Dow has dropped 2,562 points  and this past Friday, the Commerce Department reported that the U.S. economy shrank by 6.2%,  making it the worst quarter since 1982.  Most economists are predicting that labor data to be released this Friday will show that over 700,000 jobs were lost in February.  I thought President Obama was supposed to come in and save the economy, not turn it into something worse?

PAUL:  “Now you know the rest of the story.”

Murphy

Hey Republicans–Where is William B. Travis?

February 24, 2009

I have begun posting so many times the last month and I just can’t seem to get one out without going into a rant about how stupid this bailout package is.  Well, actually, it is brilliant.  It is a brilliant scheme devised to secure the Government in every aspect of our lives and to lessen if not destroy State autonomy.  And another thing….(Ooops, I did it again as Britney would say).

But today in my attempt to get back to the blogosphere I thought we should reflect on a hero.  In Texas History, today is a day we should celebrate true heroism in a man named William Barrett Travis.  Of course, it is politically incorrect to celebrate this anymore because it necessarily entails discussing the war between Texas and Mexico–but too bad.

William Barrett Travis was the Commander at the Alamo during the war.  For those of you unfortunate souls who reside outside of Texas, let me give you a short history lesson.  The Alamo was a small mission in San Antonio where a small remnant of Texas troops (made up of many non-Texans who chose to help the fight) in 1836 stood and fought a 2000 man Mexican army thereby giving Sam Houston and the remainder of the Texas Army time to mobilize at the Battle of San Jacinto where the Mexican army, led by a dictator, was ultimately defeated.

A remnant of the structure of the Alamo still remains in San Antonio, apparently near the “Crockett Hotel” (does everything have to be about marketing?)

It was on February 24, 1836 that William B. Travis wrote a letter upon discovering that the Mexican Army was soon going to be upon them.  Here is the text of that letter:

“To the People of Texas & all Americans in the world, Fellow Citizens & Compatriots:  I am besieged by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna.  I have sustained a continual bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man.  The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise the garrison are to be put to the sword if the fort is taken.  I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls.  I shall never surrender nor retreat.  Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism, & of everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid with all dispatch.  The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days.  If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country. Victory or Death-William Barret Travis, Lt. Col. Comdt.

P.S. The Lord is on our side.  When the enemy appeared in sight we had not three bushels of corn.  We have since found in deserted houses 80 or 90 bushels & got into the walls 20 or 30 head of Beeves.  -Travis”

On March 6, 1836, the Alamo was overrun and every courageous Texan, or, every courageous American was slaughtered by the 2000+ Mexican Army.

This is the America I love.  NOT the one where people can show up at a town hall meeting and beg her President for a new kitchen and receive it;  NOT the one where Politicians who have 4 foreclosed homes get to vote on mortgage bailout legislation; NOT the one where instead of passing tax cuts and other legislation to assist America-the government instead digs its claws deeper into all of our lives telling us how we should spend our money and live; NOT the one where you can purchase a house you cannot afford and then blame George Bush or the mortgage industry for your inability to make your monthly payments; NOT the one where “putting skin in the game” means expanding welfare benefits and unemployment benefits at the expense of those who work and pay their bills; NOT the one where it is considered “offensive” to say Merry Christmas, but it is perfectly valid to play songs like “I kissed a girl” on the open air radio waves; NOT the one where the citizens vote on a State Constitutional Amendment only to be told they are bigots and racists and uncaring hateful people for doing so and have that agenda be displayed during an awards show that is meant to celebrate art; NOT the one where diversity is celebrated–but only if you are not a right-wing Christian; NOT the one where Socialism reigns and Capitalism is considered evil; NOT the one where a person can be punished for what he is thinking-even if what he is thinking is offensive; NOT the one where radio stations are forced to have equal points of view under the ironic title of “fairness;” NOT the one where a President can literlly print money the Country doesn’t have and then the next day tell us we are not fiscally responsible and need to “pay as we go.”

The America I love is the one where individual success is celebrated and achieveable; where free markets and capitalism are used to keep us in check, instead of government bureaucrats who know more about fine wine and limos than how to run a business or an industry; where ideas are cherished and allowed to be expressed–even if they cross the line of offensiveness; where the press is free, our speech is free and we are free to worship in any pew we chose; where we recognize that we are ONE Nation UNDER GOD and that “God” is not another word for any person or group of humans on this planet; where we do not bow to the UN or pressure from other Nations to live as they do, but instead live as free men and women, working hard to earn a living and keeping what we earn; where neighbors come out during hurricanes and attacks on our buildings and help each other–without any government interference or need. 

The American I love is full of William B. Travises—I know they are out there–and I am BEGGING those who exist in the Republican party to get off their collective butts and stand up against the tidal wave of socialism that is threatening our very existence.  Stand up and fight–despite the odds–because as we all know, once the goverment has its hooks in, they are almost impossible to pull out.

God Bless you William B. Travis–and today I honor your courage and your memory.

 

-Murphy

Your Constitutional Right To Digital Jerry Springer

January 16, 2009

Okay, I apologize for being absent so long and then making you throw up in your mouth with this picture.  But imagine how much more you would hurl if you could see this in Full Digital Format!

Well, Americans have no fear, apparently the Bill of Rights has been updated while we were all worrying about gas prices, Hurricane Ike and whether or not we were being wire-tapped. And now we all have the right to Digital TV.

As I’m sure you are aware, sometime in February, anyone too cheap to spent a couple hundred dollars on a new small TV with digital capability will have to get a converter for their television to work properly.  Imagine, you are at home, you are all out of crack, Maury is about to announce the results of the paternity test and (snow)…you would totally freak out!

Once again, our fearless Government has come to the rescue.  Why spend $200 on a new TV when you can get a converter for $40–but wait there’s more…why spend $40 on a converter when you can get one of these:

Yes, that’s right, the Department of Commerce is issuing and has actually run out of $40 coupons so that you can continue to collect welfare and food stamps and sit on your butt at home and watch glorious digital tv from your old wooden TV box.

How can they do this you say?  Well let’s look at the role of the Department of Commerce.  Formed in 1903 as the Department of Labor, the Department’s mission is to “promote job creation and improved living standards for all Americans by creating an infrastructure that promotes economic growth, technological competitiveness, and sustainable development.” Among its tasks are gathering economic and demographic data for business and government decision-making, issuing patents and trademarks, and helping to set industrial standards.

And I suppose–their new mission is handing out socialist freebies.  Well, good for them–it is just in time for the ushering in of the most socialist and liberal-minded government our Nation has ever suffered under. 

So I did some checking and it turns out the Bill of Rights was updated–here is the new Bill of Rights:

Of course you know that the first 10 Amendments are the Bill of Rights.  And then Congress over the years passed Amendments 11-27.  So to add to the Bill of Rights they have to start with 28–which kind of messing everything up, but no worries.  Nobody in our Country read these anyway–if they did, they would vote differently.

So–Amendment 28: “Having determined that our Society will crumble if the poor cannot access television, Congress shall empower the Department of Commerce to hand out $40 digital converter coupons as all Americans have a right to view television.”

and these little known ones were added too:

Amendment 29:  “The youth of America cannot possibly be expected to converse with parents and other adults and certainly cannot be expected to read a book, therefore beginning 2010, Congress shall empower the Department of Commerce to issue every child a new IPod product in the following manner:  5-8 year olds, IPod nano, 9-12 year olds, IPod Classic, 13-18 year olds, IPod Touch.  This action shall be called the “No Child Left To Expand Their Mind” Amendment.

Amendment 30:  “All Americans have a right to a vacation, but of course, only rich Republicans (which is redundant) can afford them, therefore, Congress shall empower the Department of Commerce to seize 10 cruise ships under a condemnation action and hand out free 1 week passes to ride the ship to all Americans who fit the following criteria:  voted Democrat in the last election, lives beyond his/her means, is already receiving some form of government entitlement (such as Amendment 28) and has put forth the least amount of effort possible to succeed in life.”

Amendment 31:  “All Americans have a right to a tricked out cell phone.  Regardless of income, need or common sense, Congress shall empower the Federal Communication Commission to issue free tricked out Motorola cell phones to all Americans not currently on a cell phone plan that are age 8 and up.  If an American is on a plan and cancels that plan, they can apply for a free phone under this Amendment until March 31, 2018.”

I am so glad that Congress is finally addressing our real needs.  All of this money spent on “national security” and “road and bridges” and “failed Bush administration policies” will finally come to an end next week and we can all look forward to a new free-er (is that a word) America.  One that resembles, um, the old USSR.

-Murphy

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