Economics In One Picture

[High Praise! to Spootville]

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[High Praise! to Laughing Conservative for sharing this joke]
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A salesman stopped at a local bar for a cold one, and sat down between two older weather-beaten cowboys. On TV, a media celebrity was fawning over 0bamacare. The salesman said to the cowboy on his right, “Man, that 0bama is a real horse’s ass!”

The cowboy stood up and knocked him off his bar-stool and walked out.

The salesman got up, dusted of the sawdust, sat back down and after a few moments silence turned to the cowboy on his left and said, “Man, I ‘m telling you, that 0bama is a real horse’s ass!”

That cowboy got up, knocked the salesman off his stool onto the floor and also walked out.

The salesman finished his beer and asked the bartender, “What’s the matter with those two cowboys? Is this 0bama country?”

The bartender said: “Nope. Horse country.”
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Guaranteed Weight Loss! (not a guarantee)

Guaranteed Weight Loss! (not a guarantee)

A former editor of Vogue magazine claimed that some of the models ate tissues to stay thin.

Note to Michael Moore: not as effective by the case.

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Not One Single Liberal Will Understand Why This Is Funny

[High Praise! to Freedom Is Just Another Word]

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Link of the Day: Obama’s Vision of Freedom

[High Praise! to Nuking Politics]

Freedom, Fairness, Kim Chee

[Think you have a link that’s IMAO-worthy? Send it to harvolson@gmail.com. If I use your link, you will receive High Praise! (assuming you remember to put your name in the email)]

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Wisdom of the Day: Dependent Smack Pregnant Bitcoin Prometheus Dad

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You’ve Been Judged!

Anonymiss of Nuking Politics picked her favorite punchlines to “The White House, at taxpayer expense, will host a concert featuring Justin Timberlake, Al Green, Ben Harper, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, Joshua Ledet, Sam Moore, Charlie Musselwhite, Mavis Staples, and others. The highlight of the evening will be…

Click here to see if you made the cut.

If you did, you should probably email Keln about becoming a guest blogger there.

If you didn’t, Anonymiss has got another straight line for you to practice on.

Keep trying. No one likes a quitter.

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Every Government Program Needs a Catchy Name

President Obama is pushing banks to make home loans to people even if they have weak credit.

“Cash for Clunkers 2”?

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Time Traveling Iranians

So, the Iranians have developed a time machine. But don’t worry: It can only go forward in time. Otherwise I was afraid the Iranians would go back to 1985 and help those Libyans get their plutonium from Doc Brown.

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Obama Warned Us – Diplomacy

In an interconnected world, the defeat of international terrorism – and most importantly, the prevention of these terrorist organizations from obtaining weapons of mass destruction — will require the cooperation of many nations. We must always reserve the right to strike unilaterally at terrorists wherever they may exist. But we should know that our success in doing so is enhanced by engaging our allies so that we receive the crucial diplomatic, military, intelligence, and financial support that can lighten our load and add legitimacy to our actions. This means talking to our friends and, at times, even our enemies.

BARACK OBAMA, speech, Nov. 20, 2006

“…and bowing. LOTS of bowing.”

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Should Republicans Just Start Ignoring Obama?

So Republicans asked Obama to cut spending, and Obama has come back with a budget where he has cut negative dollars from the budget. And now he wants his tax increase since he did his negative dollar cuts.

At what point do the Republicans need to go, “This is pointless. We’re just going to ignore Obama from now and wait until we get another president to try to engage in a serious discussion of the budget.”? Or perhaps they can put it more nicely. Next time Obama hands them a budget, they can just say to him, “Here’s a ball. Perhaps you’d like to go in the corner and bounce it.”

I don’t know how much we can get done ignoring the president, but what are the other options?

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Straight Line of the Day: President Obama’s New Budget

Works like this: I feed you Moon Nukers a straight line, and you hit me with a punch line in the comments.

President Obama’s new budget

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We Need a National Conversation on What Rights Actually Are

So that Harris-Perry nitwit from MSNBC is back with a new promo. And what statist idiocy is she pushing now?

You do have the right to health care, and to education, and to decent housing and to quality food at all times.

No, you don’t have a right to any of those things, you boob.

Let’s pretend we did, let’s say, have a right to food. What would that mean? Well, what if I didn’t have food? Since, I have a right to it, that means someone will have to give it to me. And what if that someone who makes the food doesn’t want to give it to me for free? Then, since I have a “right” to it, the government will have to send people with guns to force him to give it to me. So saying you have “a right to food” is really saying “I have a right to put a gun to people’s heads and force them to give me what I think I need.”

I’ve said this a number of times (including in my last book), but I’m really serious on this: We need a national conversation on exactly what rights are. Too many people don’t seem to get the concept at all and seem to confuse rights with “I really want this.” So anyone know how we get national conversation going? I certainly don’t or there’d be a big new crater on the moon by now.

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Random Thoughts: Rights, Guns, and Voting

If Gosnell gets the death penalty, we can be sure the left won’t protest it because the last thing they’d want is that story to get attention.

The next time the left pretend the right are awful or pretend to care about people, remember how they ignored the Kermit Gosnell story.

I was hoping we’d start with “spit in face of gun control proponents” and compromise down to “spit on shoe.”

Restrictions on voting should be at least as strict as guns. If you don’t trust someone with a gun, don’t trust him with nation’s future.

If it requires someone giving it to you, you don’t have a “right” to it.

I have a right to put a gun to someone’s head and force him to give me what I think I need.

We’re getting a Jayne hat for my soon to be born son so he’ll always know his mother loves him.

I’ll cease, but I won’t desist.

What does Ben Carson know that’s worth telling a bunch of doctors anyway?

1st rule of gun safety: Always treat the gun as if it is loaded. 2nd rule of gun safety: Never take gun advice from Joe Biden.

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These are not the doctors you’re looking for

Calling Dr. Killbot

Robots have been in the news lately. There’s a robot that’s been operating on people, and killing some of them.

I know. You’re thinking that the Three Laws won’t let that happen. Well, guess what? The Three Laws are just fiction. Killer medical robots are real.

There’s an AP report out of Chicago that tells of one busy robot:

… a million-dollar, multi-armed robot named da Vinci, used in nearly 400,000 surgeries nationwide last year …

Did you know that? Some multi-armed robot has been doing surgery all across the country, at the rate of over 1,000 a day.

And, if that’s not enough, it’s a killer robot:

… the high-tech helper is under scrutiny over reports of problems, including several deaths that may be linked with it …

If I had told you when Congress was getting ready to pass Obamacare that in 2013, we’d have killer robots operating on people, you’d’ve said I was a right-wing nutcase.

Yeah, well, the Associated Press backs me up. We got killer robots playing doctor. And not in the fun way.

You thought all you had to look out for was drones. But now you have to be wary of multi-armed killer medical robots.

If I were you, I’d play it safe and avoid all multi-armed robots. For a while, at least.

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