Archive for January 2nd, 2008


There has got to be a better way to pick a President than this…

Remember when you eat corn?How much does it cost to run for President?  Who knows, but it’s starting to look like this could be the first billion dollar campaign. 

The insane amount of money people are willing to give to someone running for public office could easily be better spent giving to a charity that actually helps people (unlike government) is mind-boggling.  In Iowa alone, a state that rarely picks the winner of a party’s nomination, campaigns are expected to spend about $200 per voter for this Thursday’s caucus. 

If the caucus were any indication of what the country supports, or even inclusive enough to allow anyone who wanted to vote to vote (which they sadly do not) it would still be a colossal waste of money.  For nearly a year all the candidates have been going to Iowa spouting the virtues of ethanol subsidies, something the rest of the country both doesn’t understand and gets screwed by, something any thinking person or free-market loving individual could tell you is a waste of money and has a damaging impact on Americans as a whole, and Iowans who love the government gravy-train lap it up.  They know that as long as they hold this expensive, exclusive party once every four years the gravy will keep rolling in.

There has got to be a better way.  This country can’t afford to keep choosing nominees from both parties that got their position because they promised voters in various states they would continue to keep our money flowing to them.  We aren’t picking a winner, we’re picking someone who will make each of us lose less. 


The Prince of Darkness has spoken on Iowa

Robert Novak, long-time Washington insider and future First Friday special guest, has made his predictions for the Iowa Caucus.

On the Republican side:He's a much better guesser than you are.

1st Place: Mitt Romney
2nd Place: Mike Huckabee
3rd Place: Fred Thompson
4th Place: John McCain

And the Democrats:

1st Place: Barack Obama
2nd Place: John Edwards
3rd Place: Hillary Clinton
4th Place: Bill Richardson

We’ll know tomorrow whether or not he’s right, but you can click here to see his reasoning for his order.


This Month’s special guest – Time Magazine’s 2006 Person of the Year!

That’s right, we took the easy way out this month and are making YOU the special guest.  So don’t disappoint, show up!

5:30-9:00 at Union Pub

Look, it's YOU!

Can you say foreshadowing?

The title is not to say it’s over for John Edwards, but it is kind of funny that his “Iowa Express” bus broke down while tooling around the state.

We’ll know tomorrow night whether or not this was foreshadowing or just a mechanical problem.  Until then we reserve the right to make fun of it.

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