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Obama Thinks You’re Stupid

Alan Partis | February 25, 2009

Are you insulted when someone thinks so little of your intelligence that they will tell you bald faced lies because they know you will either take them at face value and believe them, or at the very least will not hold them to a higher standard? Are the politicians right? Are we, as a society, that stupid?

Johnny One-Note

Alan Partis | February 20, 2009

For such a supposedly brilliant mind, Hillary Clinton’s vocabularly seems strikingly small.  Sarah Palin was ridiculed during the 2008 Presidential campaign for her limited vocabularly and overuse of the phrase “ya know.”  Caroline Kennedy was similarly ridiculed.  Hillary, it turns out, also seems to have her own favorite crutch word: crisis.

You’re an Idiot

Alan Partis | February 19, 2009

So why do I think Roland Burris is an idiot? Simple. His actions either prove he’s an idiot, or they prove that he thinks all his supporters, and the folks in Illinois, are idiots and will believe his protestations of innocence even in the face of the body of evidence and facts out there that say otherwise.

Stupid Is What Stupid Does

Alan Partis | February 18, 2009

If you set up a system of any kind in a society, some segment of society will try to scam it. There are but two responses: either don’t set up the system in the first place, or don’t complain about it afterward.

Running Right Off the Track

Alan Partis | February 9, 2009

Right-leaning pundits are doing a disservice to the debate about Obama’s stimulus package when they mischaracterize things. I think Rush Limbaugh is guilty of that in this case, though I don’t know that he’s taken the time to follow through and do his own research (though he should if he wants to maintain credibility).

Situational Myopia

Alan Partis | February 8, 2009

The public was thrilled. But how many people saw through the circus and noticed that the GM CEO drove himself to the Capitol in a Chevy Volt? This was not the vehicle that he drove from Detroit to Washington. No, this vehicle was flown in by jet … and I’m sure it didn’t make the trip in row 10 of a Northwest Airlines Boeing 737 on a coach fare.

Wealth Defined

Alan Partis | February 8, 2009

Very simply put, wealth is stuff other people want. Wealth is not a closed loop nor a zero sum game. Wealth can be created, usually through labor.

What a Childish President

Alan Partis | February 8, 2009

When the Republican Party controlled both houses of Congress as well as the White House, there was plenty of caterwauling from the Democrats but no bellicose admonitions telling them they needed prostrate themselves to the ruling party.

Government Health Care Would Be a Disaster

Alan Partis | February 7, 2009

Even though Lloyds of London has insured Jennifer Lopez’s derriere, they don’t expect to hear from her after every meal she eats or after every workout she misses. They only expect to write a large check if an unfortunate incident involving a large truck and the back seat of her car leave fitting into her size 4 jeans a distant memory.

The Secret of Our Success

Alan Partis | February 1, 2009

So here we find ourselves in the America of 2009 and in the midst of what we’re told is perhaps the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression (or since 1982, or the early ’70′s, or …) and many people are wondering what to do. The answer is really very clear, and very simple: produce more things that the rest of the world wants.