Arm Chair Quarterbacking

You know what’s great about participating on a blog like this? The Czar can do only minutes of research and make an outrageous conclusion based on that.

Know what’s evidently easier? Being an economic columnist for U.S. News & World Report. The Czar long ago grew to hate this publication, seeing it move like Time and Newsweek into the same category of fluff media like People. To be an economic columnist there, you don’t even need to be right about anything. You can be dead wrong and still look smart if you simply change your mind.

Here’s columnist James Pethokoukis on October 23, 2008, explaining why an Obama presidency would be great for the stock market…besides, rumors of a sell-off are limited to those pesky conservative investors. And Mr. Pethokoukis is aware of only two or three at most.

And here’s Mr. Pethokoukis on March 3, 2009, explaining (or rather having someone else explain) why Obama is a Vulcan death grip on the Stock Market.

See how easy it can be?

About The Czar of Muscovy

Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia by upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.