“These extravagant sallies of speculation do injury to the government and to the whole system of public credit by disgusting all sober citizens and giving a wild air to everything.” – Alexander Hamilton reacting to William Duer & Alexander Macomb’s government bond and bank stock manipulations of 1792.
So great was JFK’s respect for our Founding Fathers and Thomas Jefferson in particular that he once addressed a group of Nobel Prize winners informing them… Continue
Added by Chip Murray on May 22, 2012 at 6:21am —
“Because that’s where the money is!” – Willie Sutton, when asked why he robbed banks.
America, and the entire world for that matter, seems like a perpetual patient in triage! Once upon a time, we lived in a right-side-up world where we had faith in leaders who may never have been perfect, but always seemed to be the right person in the right place at the right time.
In any medical emergency triage, the very first thing the team does is… Continue
Added by Chip Murray on May 15, 2012 at 5:33am —
I had a wonderful conversation the other day with the executive director of a very strong and vibrant local chamber of commerce. The two major takeaways from our discussion were as follows;
1) He did not know what Agenda 21 was.
2) The reason for their strength and vibrancy as a chamber was the involvement, optimism and focus of the members on growing their businesses through networking.
Added by Chip Murray on February 25, 2012 at 6:37am —
Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee -The JP Morgan/Goldman Sachs chaired “Supercommittee That Runs America“! – Zero Hedge
Do you know what the term “zero bound” means? You will…
- The Repeal of Glass-Steagall opened the doors to the greatest theft in history and quite possibly the death of the greatest nation in history…by morphing corrupt politicians with crony capitalists and creating…
Added by Chip Murray on February 2, 2012 at 6:44am —
Do you remember the movie D.O.A from 1988 starring Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan? It was a pretty good who-done-it where the murder victim is actually Dennis Quaid’s character who spends the entire movie searching for the killer who slipped him a very lethal and slow acting poison during a very drunken night on the town.
That was the first remake of the original from 1950. And now we have a second remake…on a slightly grander and more epic scale. You… Continue
Added by Chip Murray on December 10, 2011 at 7:00am —
I realize now that perhaps my greatest blessing in life is the fact that I did not attend college! I am able to say that with conviction now for two simple reasons. 1- Seeing is believing! 2- I would have been as easily indoctrinated as any of my peers.
In the early 70’s, when I would have been in college turning my brain over to some radical posing as a professor…I was working as a counselor/step and fetch man at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation… Continue
Added by Chip Murray on December 6, 2011 at 5:52am —
Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. – Sir Walter Scott
QE1, QE2…and now ladies & gentlemen, they bring us Operation Twist! We couldn’t be further from the moorings of morality and integrity if we were standing on Mars! This guy Shakespeare had it right as well, “Neither a borrower nor a lender be; / For loan oft loseth both itself and friend. / And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.” But who needs Scott… Continue
Added by Chip Murray on September 22, 2011 at 6:29am —
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. America! It seems like only yesterday we welcomed our birthright American Dream into this world. Perfectly normal and healthy at delivery, it’s hard to fathom exactly how we are related to this…pleasure seeking, resource sucking creature that seems permanently and parasitically attached to our fiscal teat!
Insanity was not born the self-absorbed Medusa who stands before us on this…special day. Our Dream came into this world… Continue
Added by Chip Murray on September 17, 2011 at 7:07am —
I can no longer sit back quietly and allow the willful destruction of the country I love by the most dangerous terrorist organization in my lifetime…the Tea Party! I for one, would like to ask the most powerfully smartest man in the world…Mr. President,
1) Why did you intentionally lower the 9/12 crowd estimate from 2 mil to 70k? THEY’RE NOT MUSLIMS!! THEY ARE THE ENEMY…WE NEED TO KNOW WHERE THE ENEMY IS AND HOW MANY THERE ARE…was Napolitano in charge of this too?
2) … Continue
Added by Chip Murray on August 9, 2011 at 6:36am —
Darkness does NOT exist; it is simply the absence of light. Liberalism only exists in the minds of those who wish it so, and in the absence of Conservatism…which, unlike the illusion of Liberalism, holds true in the light of Natural Law! While darkness creates blindness, Liberalism requires blindness. In either case, both lead to the same wall of pain.
The essence of our great National debate on the debt ceiling is the very vortex of the clash of those clinging to their dark… Continue
Added by Chip Murray on July 11, 2011 at 7:05am —
Fool me once, shame on you! Fool me twice….
Wall to Wall Press for a Fossilized Evangelical Snake Oil Peddler on one side of the Judgment Day Fence! And on the other side…Wall to Wall Facts, Figures and Numbers that Never Lie pointing to a WAY more tangible END OF THE WORLD as we know it…and the Press is AWOL! In fact, it could be quite logically argued that their silence makes them complicit in the THEFT of the world as we knew it!
There is an endless parade of…
Added by Chip Murray on May 23, 2011 at 6:20am —
We’re all familiar with the term Enemy of the State…it’s almost a cliché. In fact, they made a movie by the same name with Will Smith and Gene Hackman. A headline up on Drudge this morning inspired a new term to my mind. The HEAD of the International Monetary Fund was taken off a flight in New York as he was attempting to flee the country after sodomizing (allegedly) a 32-year-old motel maid.… Continue
Added by Chip Murray on May 15, 2011 at 7:15am —
It is simply amazing to me how so many intelligent and well-intentioned citizens…your neighbors, friends and family, as well as mine…are not as outraged, perplexed and horrified over the complete lack of leadership and engagement of this President. The Where’s Waldo line fits like a glove in so many ways!
There was a time when we actually had leaders who led and inspired us to follow. As the parent of a child growing up in this world today, who can…
Added by Chip Murray on March 18, 2011 at 6:58am —