As I watched the debate Wednesday night between the eight Republican presidential primary opponents, I was overall pleased, both by the way the candidates handled themselves and by the answers they gave to the myriad of economic questions they were asked. It was a debate that I personally think all Republicans won, and while many like myself may think that Perry is finished, the ultimate loser was CNBC. CNBC lost because they could not make the Republican candidates act like a bunch of toddlers fighting over the only toy in the room.
The moderators tried their best to get any of the candidates to admit that taxes must be raised to save the economy, but to no avail. All the candidates agreed that raising taxes would be the worst move a president could do. Instead they all called for taxes to be cut, spending to be reduced, and various agencies to be eliminated along with repealing Obamacare.
Why Perry’s Campaign Is Not Quite Dead Yet
FOX NEWS ^ | 11.10.11 | Kevin McCullough
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011 10:15:11 PM by jodiluvshoes
The five reasons I asserted that Governor Perry would have the best shot at beating Obama were simple ones: He decisively created more jobs than Obama. He greatly respects and tries to encourage small businesses. He has a clear understanding of federalism and what states shouldn’t be forced into.
The un-debate ~ the most talked about moment in tonight’s CNBC debate in Michigan came when Texas Gov. Rick Perry had a cringe-worthy meltdown…
Rick Perry had a cringe-worthy meltdown struggling to remember the three government agencies he wanted to eliminate. But there was a telling moment earlier in the evening, when Mitt Romney was asked about his record of taking inconsistent positions, and he responded by citing his long marriage, time at Bain Capital and church membership as evidence of his steadiness.
Perry followed Romney, and didn’t attempt to attack him as a flip-flopper. That was the trend all evening, as Republican rivals refrained from criticizing each other.
Lord Acton‘s famous saying is often misquoted as “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Either quote applies to the power of the United States, says Judge Andrew P. Napolitano in his 2010 book “Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power, and Deception in American History” (Thomas Nelson, 368 pages, notes, index) which I found while dropping off a bunch of my review copies at our local library. I can think of no better good deed than to help a public library in times of need — and they’re always in times of need!
What convinced me to check out the good Judge’s book was the book’s foreward by Rep. Ron Paul, R-TX, who’s my congressman (Texas 14) and the guy I voted for in 1988 for President when he ran on the Libertarian Party ticket. I’ve voted for him twice in his re-election bid, in 2008 and 2010. I met Paul at a function in Calhoun County, Texas, where I live, and he autographed my copy of his book “End the Fed”. (for my review: http://archives.huntingtonnews.net/columns/090916-kinchen-columnsbookreview.html).
Like Paul, Napolitano hates the Fed and devotes “Lie #8 “The Federal Reserve Shall Be Controlled by Congress” to a discussion — and dissection — of the Fed. For one thing, it’s a private organization of banks and bankers and there’s nothing “Federal” about it. It also has no “Reserve” and is backed by neither gold nor silver. I call it the “Creature from Jekyll Island,” the offshore Georgia island where a band of bankers and political leaders met in secret in 1910 to come up with the idea for a backdoor central bank.
Google’s CEO Hates Gmail
gawker ^ | 11/10/11
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011 9:09:52 PM by george76
Larry Page is a busy man. The Google CEO wants his company moving quickly and decisively. That, in turn, means eliminating the plodding exchanges fostered by Gmail.com. Who invented that thing, anyway?
KFC digs up ‘secret’ Col. Sanders manuscript
CTVNews ^ | 10 Nov 2011 | Vanessa Greco
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011 8:42:09 PM by smokingfrog
The man who founded Kentucky Fried Chicken apparently had one more trick up the sleeve of his ubiquitous white jacket.
Codex Alimentarius – Dare you ignore it?
Natural Health ^ | ??? | N/A
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011 7:03:30 PM by Indy Pendance
More and more people are becoming concerned about the shady, secretive organization that is Codex Alimentarius – the thinly-veiled propaganda arm of the international pharmaceutical industry that does everything it can to promote industry objectives whilst limiting individual options to maintain health (which would diminish mermbers profits).
Codex alimentarius is one of the major bodies behind the effort to limit access to nutritional products and information. Its motivation is not rocket science and neither is the source of its funding – money that somehow expected to return a profit to its members . . .