The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

European Economic Crisis?

There is a lot of very important news out there today, but perhaps nothing is really more important than this: The completely unexpected decision of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to remove the 1.20 floor on the Swiss franc against the euro [last week] was one of the biggest currency shocks since the collapse of the […]

Gold Price Jumps — Unexpectedly! — as Cyprus Tries to Halt Capital Flight

Nothing like a debt crisis to spur a run on security, and gold prices — which had lost more than 200 points off the October peak of $1,794 an ounce — have spiked up about $30 in March, as Cyprus has become the latest tip of the Euro-debt iceberg to break the surface. Yesterday, the […]


by Smitty “Is America Becoming Europe?” The question remains whether our domestic idiots will completely destroy the economy before such, and whether the whole EU/US mess implodes into something still uglier. I don’t think crap stacks that high, but I’ve been show quite wrong across the board of late. via Insty


by Smitty Insty reminded me to write a post on this, via Hannan: I guess you’re not supposed to note that they put the hammer and sickle atop the cross, at the same level as the muslim crescent, all of which, along with the yin-yang, superior to the star of David. And the notion that […]

‘[Mario Draghi] Will Fight To The Last German Taxpayer To Keep The Mediterranean Countries That Should Never Have Joined The Euro In There’

by Smitty Hold on to the end, as another MEP asks a fascinating question, which I’ll paraphrase: <spicolli>Mr. Hand, you’re like this epic buzzkill. You have been sounding like the Pet Shop Boys played backward since around the sixth season of South Park. Can’t you just quit harshing our mellow and say something different?</spicolli> The […]

Exposing The Ideological Roots Of The EU

by Smitty Mario “Three Card” Monti, the Prime Minister of Italy, figures the EU is AFU: In an interview with Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine on Sunday, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti warned of the “psychological break-up” of Europe if the euro crisis is not soon resolved. . . . The fact that Monti chose to […]

In The Radar World, @Nigel_Farage Is What You Call ‘Unfiltered Video’

by Smitty Nigel celebrates the 19th Euro crisis summit in the last two years with a Rolling Stones reference: via Bluegrass Pundit Update: welcome, Instapundit readers!

Nigel Farage Sugarcoats The Euro Situation UPDATE: Daniel Hannan Also Has Vague Pleasantries On Offer

by Smitty Here, watch this. See if you can figure out Farage’s real opinion of Brussels under all of the whitewash and indirection: Via American Power. UPDATE, via Zero Hedge, that other famous British MEP also seems unwilling to commit to any tangible opinion on the Euro: I just wish these Brits could somehow communicate […]

« go backkeep looking »