Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Episode 104, Will Paul Ryan Save Us?

Will Paul Ryan save us?

He's for major reform of the entitlement system that's dragging us off the cliff.

He's wonky, he's persuasive, and he's cheerful. And he reminds at least a few people of someone revered in the recent Republican past.

Isn't that just what we need? Isn't he the right man, at the right time?

The Shrugging Out podcast says no. An improvement over Obama, sure. But he's not in the #1 slot on the Republican ticket. And he's not enough, not nearly enough, to stop the train from chugging over the cliff.

Politicians do not make movements. Movements make politicians.

Keep prepping.

Shrug out.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Episode 103, Grow Up, the World Isn't Safe

The nation was shocked recently when a heavily-armed gunman wearing body armor and using tear gas opened fire in a crowded movie theater, mowing down dozens of patrons in cold blood.

Well, the nation should stop being shocked by this kind of event. They cannot be stopped. But there are effective counter measures, and I talk about them in this show.

I also read every word of a brilliant essay by Victor Davis Hansen about the deterioration of California, accurately describing the decay of today and forecasting the decay of tomorrow all over America.

And we cover a depressing post entitled, "When They Come For Your Guns, You Will Turn Them Over" and the hopeful and inspirational rebuttal by a Shrugging Out Podcast favorite, The Lizard Farmer.

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