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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Move Your Money


Ignorant Jackass


Let’s remind ourselves for a moment who Jim DeMented, Repbligoat “Senator” from South Caroliny, is. He favors banning abortion in all instances, even carrying through endangers the mother’s life. He ought to be pounding rocks right now for traveling to Honduras to meet with Roberto Micheletti—who was installed as “President” following a coup—against the express […]

Hear, Hear!


From this week’s Group, 2009 Year-End Awards edition. The category: “Enough Already!” John McLaughlin: Free trade—enough already! A bad idea, that’s right, a bad idea during the worst economic crisis since World War II, and when unemployment is double-digits, free trade is not the golden fleece. Limited protectionism is the golden fleece.



Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says he believes it’s reasonable to expect “positive job growth” by spring and that people should have confidence about an improving economic climate. Thus has been predicted here at KIAV since November.

Barry From D.C.


Funny. But A Little Too 'On-The-Nose.'


From The Onion: Area Man Passionate Defender Of What He Imagines Constitution To Be ESCONDIDO, CA—Spurred by an administration he believes to be guilty of numerous transgressions, self-described American patriot Kyle Mortensen, 47, is a vehement defender of ideas he seems to think are enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and principles that brave men have […]

Let the Disaster Begin


I am thinking through the arguments about why we should support the health care bill that the Senate is about to approve. If it’s killed Democrats will get the blame, GOOPers will win the 2010 election and incompetence will reign again. Many significant Obama initiatives will be totally governed by the GOOP, these include infrastructure […]

The Real Jobs Killer


Now that that’s over—back to some amateur wonking. Over the weekend, I heard one of the talking heads, I think it was P. Buchanan, though it might have been some other assclown, I’m not sure, call health care reform a “jobs killer.” I can’t tell you how often something is said regarding public policy that […]

Zappadan: Day Zero


Today is the last day of Zappadan—Frank Zappa’s birthday, and, coincidentally, that of my little brother—who is now taller than me and is teaching himself to RTFO on the guitar—as well. Happy birthday, man. Over Turkey Day, brother asked me the same question I asked early on about Zappa as we lounged to Lumpy Gravy, […]

Another (Minor) Zappadan Miracle


Comment number 500 here at the ol’ KIAV belongs to btchakir of the blog Under the LosterScope, who really liked this. Thanks!