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Funny Money, An App For That, Two Fathers And Woody Allen

*The first “funny money” in the U.S. Do you remember the phrase, “not worth a continental”? If you don’t, I’m sure your parents do. It refers to the paper money that the Continental Congress authorized back in 1776. It became so worthless George Washington said, “a wagonload of currency will hardly purchase a wagonload of […]

PC Police, An Expensive Stock Tip, Vuvuzelas And A Good Question

*The PC police strike again. David Morales, a Rhode Island second-grader, wanted to honor American troops at a special class event. So he took a camouflage baseball cap, put an emblem of the American flag on the front and then glued several plastic soldiers from his collection around the cap. Sounds creative and patriotic, right? […]

Democrat Doozie, A Bad Investment, Green Policies And Pension Fund Raids

*The Dems pick a doozie in S.C. With all the news pouring in from various state primaries you might have missed one of the weirdest. It seems that an unemployed veteran, with no visible means of support, somehow came up with the $10,400 filing fee in South Carolina and won the Democratic primary for the […]

The Goldman Sachs Lie

*Goldman Sachs lied to its customers. The best summary I’ve seen about what Goldman Sachs did wrong comes from my friend Eric Fry. Here’s what he said in the Daily Reckoning, one of my favorite ezines: “As one of America’s largest purveyors of toxic collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), Goldman played the role of financial cigarette […]

The Census, PC Police, Another Lying Politician And Pseudonyms

*How many does it take to count us? Here’s an interesting tidbit from another column I write for Personal Liberty Alerts. "This Week in History”" is the last item every Wednesday. The one this week related that during the 1890 census, it took 45,000 census workers to count the 62,622,249 people then in the United […]

Incumbents, Words And Strange Things

*3 down, 532 to go. It looks like it’s going to be a tough year for incumbents. And it’s about time. Conservatives in Utah said “no thanks” to Bob Bennett’s attempt to turn the Senate seat there into a lifetime sinecure. Democrats in Pennsylvania told Arlen Specter to return to private life, despite Barack Obama’s […]

Annie, Hannity, Goldman Sachs And Gold

*Leapin’ lizards, folks, Annie’s gone. I’m sorry to report that Little Orphan Annie won’t live to see 100. The folks at Tribune Media Services say the last column of the iconic comic strip has been sent to the handful of newspapers that still run it. The column made its debut on Aug. 5, 1924. Annie […]

National Day Of Prayer, Thai Fun, Obama Names And BP

*Maybe we should pray for them. By all reports, the National Day of Prayer May 7 was a huge success. I say “by all reports,” but actually there were very few mentions of it. Did you hear anything on television or read in the press about the Pentagon “disinviting” Billy Graham’s son from speaking there […]

Astronomical Numbers, Geeky Barbie, Wind Farms And Craigslist

*U.S. debt—bigger than the galaxy? Thanks to an alert reader who sent me the following quote by Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman: “There are 1011 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it’s only 100 billion. It’s less than the national debt. We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we […]

Food For The Homeless, Free Beer, A Risky Plan And A Telling Sign

*Don’t feed this to the homeless. When a small church delivered a load of fried chicken that its members had spent hours making to the Bowery Mission in New York City, the folks running the feed-the-homeless program said “thank you very much”—then promptly threw it all away. Why? Because of a law the city passed […]

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