$165 BILLION Union Pension Bailout: What Happened To The “No More Bailouts” Promise?
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303491304575188263180553530.html The above article will give you more details about a new outrage. Senator Casey of Pennsylvania has offered a “consolation prize” to unions for not getting “card-check” legislation through Congress (i.e. forced unionization of workers). He has proposed a $165 Billion dollar bailout of mismanaged union pension funds. This is in opposition to the administration’s promise that there would be no more bailouts. One | Read More »
Peter Pan Presidencies and The Leftist Lost Boys: Understanding Leftist Rage Against America By Examining Kulcheral Clues
A chill froze my marrow many moons ago in the 1980’s, when Toys ‘R’ Us produced a commercial with an adult male singing what could be construed as a funeral dirge for America’s future: I don’t want to grow up. I’m a Toy’s R US kid.There’s a million things at Toy’s R US that I can play with.From trains to planes and video games,it’s the | Read More »
They Cannot Put Us All In Jail: So Do NOT Feel Helpless!
Various RedState members have in the last hours expressed fear and helplessness in the face of the rolling snowball of MAObama’s Hell-th Care Bill. If it passes, and if the illegality of its passage is declared – improbably – constitutional, and if the FedGov attempts to enforce this monstrosity, you – an American – are not helpless!!! Because every philosopher and patriot and soldier of | Read More »
Our American Soldiers: Forgotten and Treated With Contempt
This morning I happened to see one of our soldiers dressed in desert camouflage at a restaurant. Waves of thoughts suddenly coalesced, and they began with the quote from the New Testament: “There is no greater love than that one lays down his life for his friends.” How much greater is that love, when a soldier lays down his life for strangers in a foreign | Read More »
George Soros and the Manipulation of MAObama’s America
Various people (BeagleScout and Vassar Bushmills) have requested that I expand some comments I made last week about George Soros into a diary. So as Pat Benatar sings: “Let’s get down to it!” In August 2008, George Soros purchased a large amount of stock in Brazilian oil, namely the company known as PetroBras. “London: Billionaire investor George Soros bought an $811 million stake in Petroleo | Read More »
“I’m a fiscal conservative, but a social liberal.” The Epitaph for America’s Future?
Many have read a version of the following statement from “moderates,” defined here as people who want to seem high-minded and objective by staying “above the fray.” “I’m a fiscal conservative, but a social liberal.” The goal in this essay is to demonstrate the illogicality of such an oxymoron. For ultimately fiscal conservatism will be impossible, if you support social liberalism. How does one define | Read More »
Conservatives and The Butterfly Effect, or, Why Chaos Is Better Than Control!
[promoted by streiff who is hoping Peyton Manning uncorks a flood of butterflies this afternoon.] History has shown us that one person with an idea can change the planet. Whether the planet changes for good (Jesus, Galileo, Bach, Jane Austen, Einstein) or ill (Napoleon, Marx, Houston Chamberlain, B.F. Skinner) depends on the idea. In the 1959 epic Ben-Hur a Roman commander wonders aloud how one | Read More »
Beware The Return of Paul Volcker!
Why should we not like Paul Volcker? Was he not the one who helped Reagan break the back of Carter’s stagflation in the early 1980′s? No. in fact, he caused damage at the time, and actively sabotaged Reagan’s plans. The first thing to remember: Volcker was and is a Democrat! The “usual wisdom” is that the recession in Reagan’s first term was a necessary result | Read More »
Leftist Barbarians and The Decline and Fall of America
Many moons ago, conservative thinker William F. Buckley Jr. wondered in an essay: “If you lived in a declining society, could you know it?” Ancient people had an organic view of the rise and fall of civilizations, especially long-lived ones. A civilization had a birth, a development, and a death. At any moment, however, Death, in the form of natural disasters, invasions by foreigners, or | Read More »
Conservatism IS Moderate! Let Us Stop Accepting A Definition from The Left!
The MSM has for too long imposed a false tripartite division on America by the use of Orwellian language. Today I have read just one too many little essays here on RedState, by well-meaning conservative people, who have unconsciously accepted this false division. The division is: liberal, moderate, conservative. I propose that this trinity is false! I propose that Conservatism IS a moderate way of viewing | Read More »