American Kakistocracy, Day 725

Is it any surprise that an addled old man who watches nothing but Fox News overestimated Nancy Pelosi’s unpopularity among House Democrats? Granted, he wouldn’t be the first person to buy into the belief that everyone outside of pinko San Francisco hates the House Speaker with the heat of 10,000 suns. But most people I know who believe Pelosi can’t hold onto the House either thought Jill Stein was a viable alternative to Hillary Clinton or think “Saving Private Ryan” was a masterpiece.

Liberal NYC ♡s Amazon

A few months back I was in a professional class setting and I was asked about my views on Amazon. On one hand, I wanted to be critical of the deal in much in the same way I’ve been historically critical of major city mayors subsidizing sports stadiums for billionaires. But the more pragmatic hand (the side of the brain that remembers this December Quinnipiac poll showing New Yorkers approval of the Amazon move to Long Island City at 60 percent compared to just 26 percent disapproval from local community activists), I didn’t think this was a good hill to die on.

Toxic Masculinity, Meet Weaponized Veteranhood

Agreeing Loudly is proud to help its contributors’ gain compensation for their labor. Please consider helping kuyaalb by supporting his Patreon campaign. I know it’s low hanging fruit, but Townhall published another stupid take by Marina Medvin on why veterans are always preferable to liberal womenfolk: Young Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (“AOC”) has been dubbed a media-darling….

Marginal Tax Rates for Wrestling Fans

Troy is correct, there has to be a better way to explain marginal tax rates to the general public [side note, I appreciate a Springsteen reference as much as the next guy, but we all know he’s a dog person]: We may need a seminar on how the top marginal and marginal tax brackets work….

The Story of the Greater Recession of 2021

New York, NY– “The fundamentals of our economy are strong. They’re getting stronger.” — 2008 Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain. A sentence uttered that along with the events of the financial collapse, ended the competitive portion of the 2008 Presidential election campaign. Oh, how far the country has fallen since those days…. This site has…

Daniel Day-Lewis Caps Brilliant Career as DNC Plant Roy Moore

Legendary multi-Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis capped his brilliant acting career last week in his role as Judge Roy Moore. Contracted earlier this year to impersonate a cartoonish villain that would find a way to go too far even for GOP voters, Lewis pulled it off in the 11th hour, giving Democratic candidate Doug Jones…

The Republican Party – Art of the Bad Deal

A Dispatch from Trumpistan — I didn’t know where to start with this one. I’ve been putting this one off for awhile now. The events of the last week regarding President Trump’s (yes folks, he’s our president, just not a particularly good one) saber-rattling with North Korea, a country of 25 billion in GDP, which…

A Nation of Strangers

Earlier this spring while speaking with educators and mentors of mine who were visiting New York City from my hometown in the midwest, a voice called out to me “you live here?” “Yes, ma’am, I do”, I replied. A politeness that does not leave me just because I’m in Urbania now, which is filled with…

Welcome to Thunderdome

“Ladies and gentlemen. Boys and Girls. Dying Time is Here…” — Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome By Justin Norris As we watch the slowing moving car crash that is the Trump administration, and as we watch the GOP in Congress react to said car crash, it is important to remember a few important points. First, Trump was never…

The Margin of Error – Episode 20 “1! 2! Ah-1, 2, 3, 4!” with Troy Olson

The first of what hopefully are many weekly (bi-monthly) updates promoting the latest episode of the excellent podcast The Margin of Error co-hosted by Allan Branstiter and Carson Starkey. In the future this website will be shamelessly, unapologetically, and proudly posting and promoting each episode, along with Bruce Springsteen music, and Jimmy Buffett retirement communities….

Waiting for Galt

Who Is John Galt? by Carson Starkey Americans are living through a unique time of political paradox. Elected officials and ideological enthusiasts possess the capacity to blanket media outlets with an endless variety of messages. They can hoist the banners for the War on Christmas, announce the urgent need for English-only or flag burning constitutional…