Some of our readers may remember that we covered the very crony attempted take down of Gibson Guitars a few years ago.
I like the way this professor thinks. Why not create a tourist destination which makes use of New York State’s seemingly unending corruption? There’ll always be something new to explore, and New Yorkers and other folks from all around will be able to come and learn in detail about the underbelly of the Empire State.
Seriously, it’s a great idea. In fact someone ought to do one in Downtown Washington DC. I’d bet it would be a solid draw.
The crony media is not a new topic here and the news that one of Politico’s top dogs promised to be extra special nice to Chelsea Clinton in an interview doesn’t surprise us. It probably doesn’t surprise our readers either. But it is worth noting how cuddly the generally liberal but often excellent website is, with, well, politicos. I have been to a few Politico functions. “Lovefest” is too strong a word,
OK future Washington hacks – Dem, GOP and otherwise, this is how you do it. Actually, it’s probably best that you skip this article now that I think about it.
The rest of our readers however, the ones who are actually sane, who would never willingly spend their lives in a blind quest for power, should read this article. Bill and Hillary have raised $3 billion in their careers. That’s a hell of a lot of money and it all came from people who wanted something.
Many people see the federal government as not reflecting their views at all. Some see the unending expansion of the state into every nook and cranny of life, and the gaming of the government by powerful corporate and political interests, as a real threat. Indeed that our massive government is encroaching on the things many Americans hold particularly dear, independence, for some – faith, economic liberty, liberty generally, privacy, and so on.
Ned Beatty isn’t totally right here but there’s a good bit of truth in what he says. Regardless below is one of the greatest scenes in all of cinema and everyone should see it.
“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win”
― Sun Tzu,
Some of the folks in the Military Industrial Complex would be wise to revisit the lessons in this book. Of course much of the Art of War is about being frugal with resources. The contractors aren’t too keen on that.
“Nothing says ‘human rights’ more than bureaucrats sitting in a new office,”
The last thing we need is a UN “embassy” in Washington DC. Particularly one which will be driven by the deeply corrupt Human Rights Council. The council is believe it or not currently chaired by Saudi Arabia. That’s right, that Saudi Arabia.
Not the Laugh Factory
I’m sorry, but is this Cuba, or Prague circa 1980? Since when is it OK for presidential candidates to come after comedians who make fun of them? Even Nixon went on Laugh-In for crying out loud.
Intimidation is a key tool used in crony systems.
Can you believe I used to do speeches for free?!
You have got to hand it to the Clintons. The pair know how to make it rain. What a luxury to make a $20 million mistake.
This is supposed to be some kind of surprise? A revelation? The central banks exist and have always existed FOR Wall Street and London.
The VA system is what a single payer health system would look like. Massive inefficiency. People dying who don’t have to die. Long waits for people already in pain. And, to be sure, crony capitalist bureaucrats gaming the system to their advantage at every turn.
In government there is no accountability as the ongoing VA debacles show.
The organization which distributes the money to companies adamantly denies any fraud.
PJ O’Rourke, that paragon of wit and good hearted political pessimism which makes for some of the most interesting small government people, weighs in on the current presidential race. Surprise, he’s not feeling too good about things.