Chip Wood Archive
Chip Wood is the geopolitical editor of PersonalLiberty.com. He is the founder of Soundview Publications, in Atlanta, where he was also the host of an award-winning radio talk show for many years. He was the publisher of several bestselling books, including Crisis Investing by Doug Casey, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen and Larry Abraham and The War on Gold by Anthony Sutton. Chip is well known on the investment conference circuit where he has served as Master of Ceremonies for FreedomFest, The New Orleans Investment Conference, Sovereign Society, and The Atlanta Investment Conference. Email this author.
Let me say it right at the outset: Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor is a long way from being the sort of strict constructionist I’d like to see on the U.S. Supreme Court. I want someone who respects the U.S. Constitution to the point of revering it.
I don’t know how it was in your neck of the woods, but I’m delighted to report that in our area, this Memorial Day was truly memorable. There were lots of flags flying on our street; the cemeteries (especially those containing the remains of veterans) were filled with flags and flowers; many of the stores and supermarkets — and even the local baseball game — observed a few moments of silence at 3:00 pm, as our country paused to pay tribute to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.
I’ll be 63 soon. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce, and a six-month period when I was between jobs but job-hunting every day, I’ve worked hard since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks and haven’t called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn’t inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there’s no retirement in sight, and I’m tired. Very tired.
What a difference a year can make. Last year at this time, investors at the various financial conferences I attend were feeling pretty good. Oh, there were a few storm clouds on the horizon. No one was singing “Happy days are here again.” But an air of quiet contentment seemed to prevail.
If you’re as tired as I am of all the hoorays and hallelujahs an adoring press has bestowed on Barack Obama for his first 100 days in office, here’s a welcome respite. To help counter all that saccharine applause, one of the left’s sharpest critics in Washington, D.C. prepared a different sort of list. Gary Bauer, who heads the Campaign for Working Families, compiled a list of Obama’s 100 mistakes, misstatements, and missteps since he assumed our nation’s highest office.
Whew! By the time you receive this, I will have just finished my MC duties at two back-to-back investment conferences. First came the Atlanta Investment Conference, where a host of newsletter editors, market analysts, and other wizards told us what they expected the market to do over the coming months.
“We spit in their eyes and they call it dew.” Remember when Nikita Khrushchev used this crude boast to describe how much he enjoyed his verbal bullying of then-American President John F. Kennedy? JFK was a heavyweight champ compared to the current occupant of the White House. Barack Obama seems intent on setting a new record of apologizing for his country to every Marxist murderer and tinhorn dictator around the world.
Isn’t it amazing how quickly, how decisively, and how effectively our armed forces can act, when they’re given the right orders and are allowed to do their job?
Come April 15th, a lot of Americans will be taking the opportunity this Tax Day to tell their elected officials that they’re T.E.A.’d off. That is, that they’re Taxed Enough Already.
I guess it was inevitable that I’d be disappointed. I had looked forward to seeing the show for weeks. It was based on one of my favorite book series. It was filmed in an exotic locale and made to look as authentic as possible. Three of the best-known names in the entertainment industry (HBO, BBC, and the Weinstein brothers) had combined to produce it.