Wednesday, December 4, 2013

November Top Posts

November was a pivotal month. I was pleased. Much of the country caught on for the first time to the government fraud popularly known as Obamacare. It's not about lower cost, it's not about customer choice and it's not about health care security. It is about the progressive movement trying to buy some votes with subsidies, grabbing control of the health care system, making your decisions for you, and driving up costs -- raw exercises of power. The President knew that millions would not be able to keep their health care insurance policies or doctors, but deceived us because he thought we would like him and his spaghetti mess, power grabbing, insurance concoction so much that we would forgive him. Isn't that sweet?

Oh, but this is about our top ten posts. Drum roll, the November Top Ten follows:

  1. We worked in a sorority house, which led to manufacturing culverts. What else would you expect?  In  Caring About Culverts we recounted our experience in building big ones at Wisconsin Culvert Company in Madison, Wisconsin. It was one of those jobs the economy supported when small businesses were free to produce and exchange real value with limited government interference. 
  2. Warren Buffett says, "Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing."  We agree. In the ponderously titled  Investment Principle: Diversification Is Kind Of Good (The Banks We Didn't Buy) we explained how we used our noggin to avoid bank insolvency land mines when we re-entered the stock market in 2009. Doing your homework beats the dart board, any day of the week.
  3. In 50 Years Ago Today we shared remembrances from the day that Kennedy was shot. It's no exaggeration -- the world changed that day but not necessarily for the reasons you might think.
  4. In We Honor Those Who Serve on Veterans Day we gave thanks to those who braved life and limb to serve our country, with special recognition to veterans in our families. Thank you for your service. 
  5. When we were young and in tune with emerging trends and technologies we were successful when we decided to Invest in Tech. Don't buy and hold -- buy and sell, then buy again after the dip.
  6. We caught the Washington Post misrepresenting photographic evidence in Climate Change In DC.
    Hains Point going down.
    The water isn't rising, the land is sinking. When we were playing the oxymoron game around the dining room table the other night, I threw in "journalistic standards" for a good laught.
  7. Andrew Huszar was the chief money printing functionary at the Fed.  He is sorry about the Fed spinning QE as support for Main Street America. In QE Trashed By An Insider Huszar says, "I've come to recognize the program for what it really is: the greatest backdoor Wall Street bailout of all time."
  8. In the first concrete performance standard released in the first three and one half years of Obamacare the President reached for the stars. In Eighty Percent Is Success we asked if 80 percent is the gold standard for this administration, isn't only logical to ask why the f**k they had to mess with 85 percent of the population who buy health insurance to address health care concerns for a small fraction of the 15 percent who do not?
  9. Dear President can't help himself. He blamed his political foes, who gave the bill not a single vote, whose proposed amendments, one after another, were voted down or squelched by arcane rules of the Senate and the House, for the Democratic contrived spaghetti mess otherwise known as Obamacare. Mr. President I'm Not Invested In Spaghetti and neither are they. Put a fork in it.
  10. October was a smoking hot month. It continued to smolder into turkey month as Top October Posts was the 10th most viewed post in November.
Thanks to all. Blog on!

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