Month: May 2015

Activism, News

Activist Ron Calzone Sues Missouri Over Omnibus Bill

Without comment . . . Jefferson City, MO, May 29, 2015 – A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Senate Bill 672, passed by the Missouri General Assembly in 2014, was filed in Cole County circuit court on May 29th. The lawsuit claims that the General Assembly ignored the constitutional limits to their legislative authority. The Missouri …

Crony Capitalism

Breaking: White House Shuffles Export Import Management (parody)

Washington (APP) —In a Rose Garden press conference today, President Barack Obama introduced Art Vandelay as his choice to head the troubled Export Import Bank for a five-year term, pending approval by the Senate. The shake-up comes as Congress debates whether or not to extend the bank’s authorization amid heavy opposition from conservative and libertarian …

Action, Crony Capitalism

Come to Export Import Speaking and Gathering This Saturday at Paddy O’s

With Opportunity for All; With Favoritism Toward None Join Us Paddy O’s–618 S. 7th Street, St. Louis, MO 4:15 PM Saturday, May 30 RSVP on Facebook They say the Export Import Bank is a tiny agency that creates jobs for small business while producing a profit for the Treasury. And rescues baby rabbits from dangerous predators. …

Living

I finally finished reading Resilience by Eric Greitens

I usually breeze through books. I read Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman in four days. And it has math. I read Eric Greitens’s book The Heart and the Fist in two days. Why did it take me over a month to finish Resilience? I’m not sure, but here’s what I think. First, the …

Crony Capitalism

The Lazy Person’s Cure for Herpes Ex-Im

Every six months. Just when you can you least afford it. It happens. A breakout. It’s Herpes Ex-Im, a cronyism disease that can make the prettiest economic system look sick. Herpes Ex-Im is a virus that attacks your economy’s competitive system, resulting ugly blemishes. Even your lover won’t want to kiss you. But there’s a …