Monthly Archives: September 2011

Sep
26
2011

Capitalism’s Biggest Users

26, Sep

By Katie Kieffer

Brad Pitt in Benjamin Button

What do Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, business tycoon Warren Buffett, Dallas Mavericks billionaire owner Mark Cuban, and movie star Brad Pitt have in common? Each man is a high profile capitalist asserting that American capitalism propagates greed while government redistribution of wealth produces justice.

It’s easy for Cuban, Schmidt, Buffett and Pitt to criticize capitalism after they’ve used it to achieve financial independence, fame and influence. Now that they’ve made it to the top they can criticize and dismantle capitalism without fearing significant negative impacts on their own lives.

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Sep
19
2011

Earn Black Belt Unemployment

19, Sep

By Katie Kieffer

Tae Kwon Do Black Belts

“Take a look at this black belt I’m wearing people. You think anyone wants a roundhouse kick to the face while I’m wearin’ this bad boy?”

It’s time for unemployed Americans to embrace capitalistic martial arts. It’s time to talk like Rex from Napoleon Dynamite. It’s time to give socialism a roundhouse kick to the face.

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Sep
12
2011

Napolitano, show us the border

12, Sep

By Katie Kieffer

Cannabis plant - Mexico's drug cartels.

Out of sight is out of mind. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano can give the impression she’s doing her job and keeping Americans safe when Americans are unaware of the dangers lurking next door.

Napolitano can’t stop natural oppressors like tropical storms, hurricanes or earthquakes but she can impede the drug cartel violence on the U.S.-Mexico border. Nevertheless, Napolitano refuses to publicly acknowledge the extent of border violence from drug cartels. She also refrains from pressuring the media to cover the preventable destruction and bloodshed on the border as much as it covers natural disasters.

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