Monthly Archives: June 2008

The Greater Depression

The latest from Jim Kunstler: What’s happening is that American society is sliding into a greater depression than the one Grandma lived through. On the technical side, there has been unending controversy as to whether we’re gripped by inflation or … Continue reading

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Friedman Getting Scared

Flat earther Thomas Friedman is getting alarmed about the unfolding economic crisis: My fellow Americans: We are a country in debt and in decline — not terminal, not irreversible, but in decline. Yeah, the sprawl looks different when you aren’t … Continue reading

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Black Belt Ethanol

A few weeks ago, I explored the idea of planting sugar cane here in the Black Belt to produce bioethanol. This is getting some traction in the Montgomery Advertiser. The potential is exciting to contemplate. Alabama’s chronically impoverished Black Belt … Continue reading

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$140

I flipped out way back when oil hit $108 per barrel. I’m not sure what to do now. Stare in disbelief? Nothing at Hatewatch so far about this creeping increase in Southern poverty.

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Obamacons

Richard Spencer believes the Obamacon phenemonon is based entirely on revulsion with George W. Bush and the Republican Party. Personally, I think it runs deeper than that. The disillusioned racialists who are voting for Obama over McCain are doing so more … Continue reading

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The Decline of George W. Bush.

Even the evangelicals are dumping Bush at this point.

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Whiteness in Alabama History

The 1819 Alabama state constitutional convention apportioned representation in the state legislature on a white population basis. In other words, the earliest Alabama constitution based democracy on whiteness.

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Drill, Drill, Drill

Jim Kunstler on the cornocopian idiot Larry Kudlow. Robert Reich has already pointed out that drilling off the coasts of California and Florida will not put a dent into soaring crude prices.

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Some Comments

For once, I agree with John Zmirak: it is the strength of our communities that makes the West worth fighting for, not our capacity to produce wealth or love of universal reason. This is why activities and discourses which demoralize … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Conservatives

Speaking of conservatives, in this lovely little post called “Is it time to throw pat under the boxcar .. er, bus?,” we find that Freepers want to silence Pat Buchanan for writing a book critical of (all) the warmongers who … Continue reading

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