Dead Nation Walking

Guest Post by Jim Kunstler Many people seem to think that America has lost its sense of purpose. They overlook the obvious: that we are striving to become the Bulgaria of the western hemisphere. At least we already have enough vampires to qualify. You don’t have to seek further than the USA’s sub-soviet-quality passenger railroad … Continue reading “Dead Nation Walking”

Amtrak—-A National Hazard At Any Speed

Guest Post by David Stockman This week’s tragic accident in Philadelphia should be a reminder. The real train wreck is Amtrak itself—–a colossal waste of taxpayer money and the very embodiment of what is wrong with state intervention in the free market economy. Worse still, the pork barrel politics which drive its handouts from Uncle Sam … Continue reading “Amtrak—-A National Hazard At Any Speed”

GOVERNMENT DRONE KILLS 7

Tax and spend liberals immediately seized upon this tragedy to push their bullshit storyline about the need for billions in new infrastructure spending. It was surely poor equipment or defective tracks that caused an Amtrak train to derail in Philadelphia, killing at least 7 people. They don’t even wait until the bodies are cold before … Continue reading “GOVERNMENT DRONE KILLS 7”

THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE SMELLY

ORIGINALLY POSTED IN AUGUST 2012 AT START OF SOPHOMORE YEAR This weekend was move my son back to Altoona’s Penn State campus weekend. When you spend two hours per day during the week commuting back and forth to work, you don’t really look forward to spending 8 hours driving to the middle of Pennsylvania and back. … Continue reading “THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE SMELLY”

GOVERNMENT USING SUBPRIME MORTGAGES TO PUMP HOUSING RECOVERY – TAXPAYERS WILL PAY AGAIN

It seems hard to believe, but your government is purposely recreating the mortgage debacle of 2007 and putting you on the hook for the billions in losses coming down the road. In their frantic effort to generate the appearance of economic recovery they are willing to gamble with taxpayer’s money while luring unsuspecting blue collar … Continue reading “GOVERNMENT USING SUBPRIME MORTGAGES TO PUMP HOUSING RECOVERY – TAXPAYERS WILL PAY AGAIN”

GOVERNMENT’S TRUE INTENTIONS REVEALED – PHILLY STYLE

The Philadelphia Parking Authority is so fucked up and corrupt, they made a TV series about them. Their job is not to insure pedestrian safety or keep the streets safe for easy travel by vehicles. Their job is to collect as much money from its hapless citizens as humanly possible. They issue tickets to vehicles … Continue reading “GOVERNMENT’S TRUE INTENTIONS REVEALED – PHILLY STYLE”

Running With the Predators

Hat tip I95east Guest Post by Heather MacDonald Liberal elites continue to condemn law enforcement and excuse inner-city crime. A December 2014 protest against the police in New York City Starting in late summer 2014, a protest movement known as Black Lives Matter convulsed the country. Triggered by the fatal police shooting of a black … Continue reading “Running With the Predators”

PHILLY IS BALTIMORE

There was a protest yesterday in Philly. The organizers surely don’t sense the irony of their slogan for the rally – PHILLY IS BALTIMORE. They are right, but for reasons they refuse to acknowledge or comprehend. The march started at 40th street in University City and proceeded down Locust Walk through the University of Penn … Continue reading “PHILLY IS BALTIMORE”

WHOSE FAULT IS BALTIMORE?

I’ve seen the liberal lying MSM pondering how WE could allow the riots, looting, burning and lawlessness to happen, as if it is our collective fault. Obama stands before his teleprompter and pontificates about the need for us to end the poverty that supposedly led to Purge Night in Charm City. That term cracks me … Continue reading “WHOSE FAULT IS BALTIMORE?”

WHAT IS YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE INFLATION?

It is that time of year again. It’s open enrollment at my employer for health insurance options. I have the cheapest family coverage option – Keystone HMO. We go through all the red tape of primary care physicians, referrals, co-pays and deductibles. I consider myself lucky because my employer picks up about 80% of the … Continue reading “WHAT IS YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE INFLATION?”

Rising Police Aggression A Telling Indicator Of Our Societal Decline

A historially common marker of failing civilizations Guest Post by Chris Martenson My first Uber lift was in South Carolina.  My driver was from Sudan originally, but had emigrated to the US 20 years ago.  Being the curious sort, I asked him about his life in Sudan and why he moved.  He said that he left … Continue reading “Rising Police Aggression A Telling Indicator Of Our Societal Decline”

AMAZON FRESH ON THE 30 BLOCKS OF SQUALOR

Earlier this week I was making my normal daily commute through the badlands of West Philly on my way to work. I made my normal right turn onto Fairmont Avenue at 34th street, where the famous gated low income housing shangri la of Mantua Square is located. The hovels in the block before Mantua Square … Continue reading “AMAZON FRESH ON THE 30 BLOCKS OF SQUALOR”

RIDE SEPTA – THE SAFEST WAY TO TRAVEL

Just some hi jinx by Philly yuuts. It seems they are honoring their beloved savior Trayvon with their hoodie attire. Maybe SEPTA can work some of this footage into their next feel good commercial campaign. SEPTA POLICE are investigating a vicious attack on two Benjamin Franklin High School students caught on video Tuesday on a … Continue reading “RIDE SEPTA – THE SAFEST WAY TO TRAVEL”

HOW TO SHOP IN THE PHILLY HOOD

This is a very upscale store in the fancy Rittenhouse Square section of Philly. I’m just spit balling here, but based on the looks of these beasts, I’m guessing the little dispute was over the only plus size outfit in the store. I wonder why these upstanding young girls weren’t in school or at their … Continue reading “HOW TO SHOP IN THE PHILLY HOOD”