Morning Reads for Friday, October 11, 2013

Tax revenue up for September.
– Not all parks are shutdown as a Cherokee County man found out at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
– Investment tanking in Smyrna, millions at stake.
Captain Obvious.

– Bang that LibertyDrum!
– They even took the water spigot handles.
– Despite the Current Unpleasantness, the IRS Theater keeps rollin’ out the hits.
“The most expensive “glitch” in the history of mankind.”
Playing Chicken in DC.

Random Everywhere:
– Everybody’s a criminal now.
– Let’s just put them ALL in a bubble.
Helm’s Deep Awesomeness


  1. Noway says:

    “Park Service Abuses Spark New ‘Battle of Yorktown'”
    “One angry Park Service ranger in Washington told the Washington Times, “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”

    This ain’t the America I was born into…Sadly, I guess it is now.

  2. Dave Bearse says:

    Despite what may have been progress yesterday, the point needs to be made that less spending on government programs is so important to the Tea Party that the Tea Party is willing to risk wasting tens of billions a year to achieve it by holding the debt ceiling hostage. Tea Party action that undermines creditworthiness and result in debt markets requiring a mere 0.5% more interest on US debt will eventually cost the country $80B a year as debt is refinanced at higher rates. Deficit spending put Greece in harm’s way, but it was interest that destroyed its economy.

    “Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.” – Mark Twain

    • benevolus says:

      I think it is largely about timing. When you build your brand around anti-government, there is no – there can be no- long term strategy for change from within. But the ship of state turns slowly, so you basically have to shoot a torpedo at it and hope that changes it’s course without sinking it. Either way the perps aren’t going to be around in the end anyway. It’s libertarianism-meets-anarchy.

    • Scott65 says:

      No, what put Greece in harms way was joining the Euro and abandoning the Drachma. They are the victims of an over valued currency with no means to devalue, thus they are stuck in a deflationary spiral until at some point they equalize with Germany. BTW this causes great pain to the nations it affects. Also, btw this is in no way similar to a nation such as ours that has its own currency and its debts are expressed in said currency. We cant go broke…we can, however, as is being currently being discussed, be sitting on a pile of cash but just refuse to pay our bills…really retarded

      • Dave Bearse says:

        An inability to devalue made things much worse in part by reducing Greek control. Greece still would have taken a massive hit particularly because its economy likely relies on imports that are not and can not be produced at home.

        • Scott65 says:

          I dont think anyone would argue that things would be bad. What I’m saying is that they are much worse and longer lasting for the reasons I stated

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