Archive for September, 2013

Read It And Weep

Posted in Books & Reading, Society on September 29th, 2013

America’s plodding, shambling march away from the hallowed halls of meritocracy and into the filth-strewn alleys of ineptocracy is sadly easy to explain once ones learns a simple, horrid fact.

Read It and Weep
Sad Book Facts – Read It And Weep

If Americans don’t pry themselves of The Glass Teat and The Other Glass Teat this won’t change and our society will devolve to the point where it becomes impossible for America to continue to exist as a culture or nation.

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The Liar’s Premium

Posted in Politics on September 28th, 2013

Obama jabbered a lot how the ACA aka Obamacare would lower health insurance premiums, especially for those who couldn’t get health insurance coverage through their employers.

Cost of Obamacare
Obamacare’s Impact On Individual Health Insurance Premiums

The Society of Actuaries has exposed this as just another of Obama’s seemingly endless stream of lies. In 45 of 50 states the average premiums for individual health insurance will increase by an average of approximately 35% nationwide.

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Hush Little Child

Posted in Music on September 25th, 2013

If anyone has any doubts that rock, including heavy metal, has its roots in bles, jazz, country, and other distinctly American forms of “classical” music, this will, or should, end those doubts.

Iron Horse – Enter Sandman

This is from Iron Horse’s Fade to Bluegrass: Tribute to Metallica album. Like most of their albums that I’ve found it’s a compilation of old-school metal hits that have been converted to full-on bluegrass.

Every track I’ve heard has been awesome. I highly recommend this album and Iron Horse in general.

Honestly, when I first saw this clip I was expecting it to seriously hurt my brain but, as it turns out, the way that it did hurt my brain was in the fact that converting Metallica to bluegrass didn’t do so.

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