No Flag, Strange Artwork, Soaring Interest And Nutty Psychiatry
April 16, 2010 by Chip Wood
*Obama orders our flag taken down. United States military personnel in Haiti have been ordered not to fly the American flag. A spokesman explains that “We are not here as an occupation force, but as an international partner.” Isn’t that absurd? The whole world knows we’re there on a mission of mercy, not conquest. By the way, all of our “international partners,” including Britain, France and Croatia, proudly fly their own flags.
*Why not just eat them? I read that a high school teacher in northern Utah had his students make a 6,400-square-foot replica of Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting, “Starry Night.” The artwork, which covered the floor of the school’s gymnasium, was made from two tons of the colorful Malt-O-Meal breakfast cereal. My only question is, why?
*Buffett is a safer bet than Obama. Hardly anyone noticed, but on the same day that Obamacare passed the House, U.S. government debt lost its “risk-free” status. For the first time in history you would earn less interest loaning money to a private company—Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway—than to the U.S. Government. I’m afraid this is just the beginning of seeing interest rates soar.
*Another great quote. The Wall Street Journal ran a fascinating piece called “Why Psychiatry Needs Therapy” in its Feb. 27-28 weekend edition. In it the author warned, “Patients who seek psychiatric help today for mood disorders stand a good chance of being diagnosed with a disease that doesn’t exist and treated with a medication little more effective than a placebo.” In other words, you’d be nuts to trust a psychiatrist.