A quote by Garrison Keillor

The party of Lincoln and Liberty was transmogrified into the party of hairy-backed swamp developers and corporate shills, faith-based economists, fundamentalist bullies with Bibles, Christians of convenience, freelance racists, misanthropic frat boys, shrieking midgets of AM radio, tax cheats, nihilists in golf pants, brownshirts in pinstripes, sweatshop tycoons, hacks, fakirs, aggressive dorks, Lamborghini libertarians, people […]

Job Creation

There is a story told about Henry Ford.  He was walking with a union organizer  at the Ford plant in Dearborn, Michigan.  Henry, proudly, pointed to one of his Model T Fords, and said, “let’s see you organize that”.  The union man replied, “let’s see you sell it a car”.  True story?  I have no […]

Dust to Dust – Texas Roads

Texas governor Rick Perry does, in some ways, represent his state very well.  He is the sort of guy who has rugged good looks and looks right at home in boots and carrying a sidearm.  Actually, he does wear boots and carry a sidearm.  Once you watch an interview with him on TV, you would […]

Who are the Innovators?

In “The Wealth of Nations”, published in 1776, Adam Smith a very learned economist of the time stated that innovation lies in private entrepreneurship.  Ask any Republican and they will probably agree with that statement.  1776 was a long time ago.  Is it possible that things have changed? The state is presumed to be inefficient.  […]

Does this make Sense?

Over the past 3-½ years President Obama has proposed a number of measures to put people back to work.  In every case, the Republicans have thwarted the efforts.  When bad job numbers have been announced, Republicans have been quite pleased — and have made no secret of their joy.  Recently, some better numbers came out […]

Reputation and Politics

What is your reputation worth to you?  A lot, I would hope.  As you probably know, since you or someone that you know owns an iPad, or iPhone, or iWhatever that Apple recently made a big error.  For years, under Steve Jobs, Apple concentrate on making things that people wanted.  Why did they want them?  […]

Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport

Steve Wozniak, along with the late Steve Jobs founded the Apple Computer Company.  Jobs, of course, became the CEO and Wozniak became an advisor and went on to found a number of technical companies. Wozniak has now applied for Australian citizenship.  One of the reasons sited is the technical advances that Australia is making on […]