New QH Podcast – Bullies Always Win

There’s a new episode of the Quick Hitts Podcast available for your listening pleasure.  Get it while it’s hot and fresh.

It’s titled – Bullies Always Win, because, well, they just do.  We see it around us every day – Banking Bullies, Stock Broker Bullies, Insurance Bullies, Lawyer Bullies and especially Government Bullies.  They may be hated, but they don’t care – they’re wealthy and smug and happy to be bullies.

Feel free to use this post to comment on the show, which you can find here.


4 Comment(s)

  1. My favorite Quick Hitts are the ones in which you get really worked up; the last amazing one like this was Circling the Drain. I mean, I also like well thought-out treatments of political and cultural issues, but I’m glad you get mad at idiotic things like the bailout.

    Alex Szatmary | Oct 24, 2008 | Reply

  2. Could you help me out, I am getting conflicting information out there. I recently moved out of the country and I was very much against the bailout. Did it ever get passed? I have heard people say that it did and other’s said that it hasn’t passed yet. It’s quite worisom to me that such an idea would even be considered. Yikes, what’s up with that?

    Derek | Oct 26, 2008 | Reply

  3. It passed.

    The original $700 billion didn’t pass in the house, missing it by about a dozen votes. So the senate, ignoring the constitutional requirement that appropriation bills must originate in the house, crated their own version. The original bill was three pages long. The senate version was nearly 500 pages long, and included an extra $150 billion in pork, and increased powers for the IRS.

    Where did you go Derek? To a country that has a representative government? Because the US stopped being one a while ago, and this proves it beyond any doubt.

    Dave Hitt | Oct 26, 2008 | Reply

  4. I’m incredibly confused. How did the Supreme Court allow the Senate to bypass the regulations on appropriation bills? This is not to mention the unimaginable increase to $850 billion.

    I remember being incredibly angry at the media a month ago when the house voted down the original bill. If I’m not mistaken the news programs that I watched seldom questioned the bill but only the final decision of the house. I’m sure you join me in asking, “whatever happened to representatives representing?”

    As for my move, I moved to Japan. I wouldn’t necessarily call it a representative government in the sense that most people don’t really pay much attention (or just don’t care) to the government issues. What is good, however, is that this seems to be a changing trend, and perhaps in the near future, the Japanese citizens will take more care in ensuring better representation by the government. Hopefully, the same will happen in the US as well.

    Derek | Oct 26, 2008 | Reply

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