Wed, 4 October 2017
If you can believe it, there are actual conversations going on in America today over the unfair portrayal of white mass shooters as "lone wolves."
Now before you dismiss this as progressive nonsense, I think some things need discussing. For example, does the media treat whites who commit atrocities differently than Muslims?
Are they more willing to forgo assumptions about the intentions of white offenders than that of blacks?
Today I'm going to give you my thoughts and bring in a decent article from theroot.com. I hope that it opens up your mind and allows you to ask yourself some compelling questions.
We're also going to talk tax policy. This Republican tax proposal is getting stupider by the day. The most frustrating thing to me is that people are actually choosing up sides in what will essentially be no change to the current tax code.
Great show today. Rich, and compelling. :)
Tue, 3 October 2017
It's another dark day. Frontman for the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty has died at age 66. 66!! That's crazy! I have no idea if it was genetic or if he just burned the candle at both ends but he was an incredible talent, and it seems like he left this earth too early.
We've got some additional information on the Vegas shooter. The motive is still elusive, but it appears he used a "Bump-Stock" to convert his semi-auto rifles into full-auto rifles. I'll explain what a Bump-Stock is on the show today.
We're also going to look at tax reform. There are a lot of questions surrounding the Republican plan, and I want to try and explain what I think they're doing and the likelihood it gets done.
Finally, if we have time, we'll discuss the current attempt by a Chinese investment group to purchase the Chicago Stock Exchange. It brings up questions about the free market and a lot of emotions as well.
Mon, 2 October 2017
I really needed to apologize for my absence last week. I had some work stuff that came up, and then I caught a mean batch of strep throat.
The good news is I'm back all this week; the bad news is I leave Sunday for a 12-day shoot that should finish off my commitment to this TV show.
I appreciate you listening and being part of what we're trying to build, and I promise when this TV thing is over it's going to be back to normal schedule.
Today the big news is the mass shooting in Vegas. I'll give you what thoughts I have on the killings, and I'll open things up for you to comment as well. Frankly, I'm not sure what to make of our new society. Statistically, it's not a gun problem, but something has changed in the mentality of our citizens. We're almost a year removed from the Pulse shooting, and it seems like these events are getting closer and closer together.
I'll also update you on Venezuela. It's not as much an update as it is a story that illustrates what socialism does to any nation that peddles in its ideas.
Finally, we'll talk a little identity politics and the value of self. Not a bad day considering Darren is gone.
Thu, 21 September 2017
Once again, if you just stick to the truth and be unapologetic eventually that truth will set you free.
For years the FED has been talking about Quantitative Easing as the solution to our economic problems. "Prime the Pump!!!" they'd scream. "Don't worry; we know what we're doing."
They do not.
One of the Feds own economists has now admitted what many of us have known for so long. QE doesn't work. It creates bubbles, distorts asset prices and creates a general mess, but it doesn't help heal an economy.
Wed, 20 September 2017
It would seem the Fed has been prepping the market for a big announcement. It's widely believed the Fed will announce once its intention to start shrinking it's balance sheet today.
Some of that might be confusing so let me clarify...
When the housing bubble burst, the Fed responded by creating trillions of dollars out of thin air. All that money has created bubbles in stocks, bonds, corporate debt, even art and real estate have been affected.
So what happens to the economy when the Fed finally says, "We're done, and we're going to start pulling the money back."
My hunch is we're going to see an economy that wakes up from its heroin-induced coma and falls apart.
Today we're going to discuss a great article from zero hedge that uses some mind-boggling facts about stock prices that will help put all of this into perspective.
I've also got a barn burner of a speech Maxine Waters gave recently. Get ready to be entertained and a little sick to your stomach.
Tue, 19 September 2017
I had intended to talk about Facebook today, but I ran off in so many different directions that I never got around to it.
Today we're going to talk about Trump's recent speech at the UN, Hillary's continuous campaign to blame everyone but herself for the election loss and we're going to chat about a San Diego professor who handed out extra credit to anyone who'd take a white privilege survey.
Really good show today,
Mon, 18 September 2017
Great article out of Zero Hedge today covering the current pension crisis in America. If you've listened to this show for any length of time, you know the public pension system is wrecked. But this article really went into detail about how it all might shape out in the end. Let's just say it's not a rosy picture. Like Mauldin says, "There are no good choices anymore."
I've got a lot of social stuff in the stack today. I want to talk a little about Brown University's decision to start segregated dinners after the recent clash with White Nationalists.
Depending on who you listen to you'll get very different opinions on this. I'd like to give you a practical one.
We'll also discuss the Republicans attempt to revive their Obamacare lite proposal. What can I say, read the fine print. Headlines rarely tell the full tale.
Great show today, thanks for listening and tell a friend! :)
Fri, 15 September 2017
This morning there was an attack in London. If you're at all up to speed on current affairs, you know that already.
North Korea also fired another missile over Japan.
The question I want to discuss today is, "What the heck do we do about it?"
Most people think we need to do "something." I'm not entirely convinced we do. Many wars could have been prevented by just not acting.
On the flip side, a lot of wars ended up being worse because someone was too cautious.
It's a delicate dance, and today we'll talk it through.
Thu, 14 September 2017
For the first time in more than a decade, the House managed to pass a spending bill before the end of a budget year. The way you should read that is, "It took more than a decade, but the House finally did their job."
They've got plenty of money to spend. This year the government has taken in a record amount of money, besting the last record by a clean 8.4 billion. But that hasn't stopped the spending machine from finding new ways to spend all that loot.
Even with record taxes the government still spent 673 billion more than it brought in.
I've said it before, and I'll repeat it now. It will never be enough. There isn't enough money on the planet to satisfy society.
All that today PLUS if you've felt a little overly masculated lately, you might want to check out a new program from Duke to help put you in your place. All that and more on the show today.
Tue, 5 September 2017
The New York Times published a piece today on rising inequality and the difference in opportunity between low-income workers today and the ones of the 1980's.
I read the article defensively at first. It is the New York Times after all. But after the first couple of pages, it was clear the author
If you choose to try and make it in America today using the same tactics your parents and grandparents used you're going to fail.
The entire economic landscape has changed. The middle class of my parent's generation is disappearing. Jobs are being outsourced or have simply been lost to technology.
You can't live in the past and expect to thrive in the future. What worked in 1980 will not work today. The days of getting hired by the factory after you graduate high school and working there for 30 years are over. That model is dead (at least for now), and you've got to accept it if you want to thrive in the 21st century.
Today I'll share some of my thoughts about the new economy and why I think it presents us with the greatest opportunity we've ever seen