Archive for October, 2011

Melancon’s Traditional Cajun Gumbo

Friday, October 21st, 2011

WARNING: This recipe takes at least 2 hours or 4 beers to prepare and 3 hours to finish.  It depends on how you measure time. Gumbo Ingredients: 1 whole chicken 1 package Andouille sausage 2 medium onions (diced) 2 stalks celery (diced) 1 bell pepper (diced) Tony Chachere’s to season to taste Roux Ingredients: 4 […]

Crony Capitalism and the 1%

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

We can easily see the speck in our neighbor’s eye.  Why can’t we see the 1% in our own?  “Formed with a $10 million endowment from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Egyptian Center for Economic Studies gathered captains of industry in a small circle — with the president’s son Gamal Mubarak at the […]

Statue of Liberty vs. Herman Cain

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Old version, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Statue of Liberty, American Icon New version, “It’s going to be 20 feet high. It’s going to have […]

No means No: “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States”

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

The “Values Voter’s Conference” has caused quite a stir.  A Baptist preacher called Mormonism a cult, and then he said that it disqualified Mitt Romney for the Presidency.  The preacher contradicted both the US Constitution and traditional American values. Our First Amendment rests on the belief that we humans are fallible.  We are most fallible […]

Conservative Zombies are Fake

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Halloween is a great time to remind ourselves that all Zombies are fake Zombies.  They look real, but we know from observation and reason that they’re not real.  There are conservative economists, politicians and historians who dress up their ideas to scare you.  Their ideas are Zombies.  They may scare people, but when you peel […]

the problem we have with conservative politicians and economists

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Krugman explains the problem we have with conservative politicians and economists. And this in turn tells you something about the people pushing this stuff. They had a model; it made predictions; the predictions were utterly, totally wrong; and they have just dug in further. It does not matter what the issue is. Over and over […]