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How NOT to Argue for Gold: Great Topic, Pathetic Video

Written by Gary North on January 17, 2014

Gold

Here is a video on why gold will rise in price: digital currencies will fall. The company that released this video sells gold storage. It is for very rich people who already hold gold investments, or else it is for people with no experience with gold investing, who are being asked to buy gold stored […]

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“Faith. Family. Ducks.” — West Monroe, Louisiana

Posted on December 23, 2013

WEST MONROE, La. — “Faith. Family. Ducks.” It’s the unofficial motto for the family featured in the TV reality show Duck Dynasty and that homespun philosophy permeates nearly everything in this small north Louisiana town. It’s perhaps most on display at the White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, where the Robertson family […]

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Duck Dynasty: A&E Commits an Act of Symbolic Bestiality

Written by Gary North on December 21, 2013

What A&E has done was best described by astronaut Gus Grissom half a century ago, as recorded for posterity in The Right Stuff. It has committed a deviant act: symbolic bestiality. A&E has screwed the pooch. A&E has just lost a franchise that generates almost half a billion dollars a year in product sales. Can […]

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Duck Dynasty vs. A&E: Money vs. Principle

Written by Gary North on December 19, 2013

Phil Robertson has been fired by A&E. This, despite his public statement: I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I […]

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Cable News: Still Irrelevant

Written by Gary North on December 17, 2013

The numbers are out for cable news. They indicate collapsing ratings. According to Nielsen data through Dec. 8, Fox News Channel averaged 1.774 million viewers in primetime (down 13% from 2012) and 297,000 adults 25-54 (down 30%). It was followed by MSNBC with 645,000 viewers and 203,000 adults 25-54 (down 29% in both); CNN with […]

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Blackout on Knockout

Written by Gary North on November 27, 2013

Let’s play a guessing game. What’s the missing word? (CNN) — Phoebe Connolly, a possible victim of game where teenagers appear to sucker-punch strangers, is encouraging people to think critically about how such attacks can be stopped. Connolly was biking in the Columbia Heights area of Washington this month when she was struck. She had […]

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www.Healthcare.gov: From Headline to Reality in The Washington Post

Written by Gary North on November 14, 2013

The Washington Post is liberal. It is “inside the Washington Beltway” liberal. It’s unofficial policy: “Run the government’s version of the facts in the headline. Then unspin this in the text, but without critical comments.” Let me provide a recent example of this procedure. Headline: Administration: 106,000 enrolled in health insurance in first month of […]

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Video: A Stupendous Honda Ad. But Did It Sell Any Cars?

Written by Gary North on November 11, 2013

Here is a stupendous video. It is stupendous because it was not produced through computers. It is 100% photography-based. It is an impressive achievement. Question: What is an ad supposed to do? Answer: sell something. Say that you want to buy a new car. Is there anything in this ad that would persuade you to […]

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