Conservative Name Calling – OPEN THREAD
Seems like a nice topic for a Friday afternoon. Over the last 8 years, the lefties (in AND out of the press) succeeded immensely in painting caricatures of the key members of the Bush administration. They did this often by associating certain characteristics (true or not!) with each person and ALWAYS including these characteristics whenever they discussed these folks. For example, President Bush was rarely | Read More »
If Grocery Shopping Were Just Like Health Care
[This is a re-print of a Commentary I had published in the Virginia Tech Collegiate Times on December 3, 1993. It is a spoof of Hillarycare, which was being thrust on us at the time. Now, over 15 years later, we're about to get something similar shoved down our throats, through Reconciliation, by the Obama administration. To update the column, I have changed the word | Read More »
A Conservative Rallying Cry
I had an epiphany today…OK, maybe it’s just end-of-the-semester sleep deprivation. Who knows? But I thought I’d share it for what it’s worth on a Friday night when there are fewer folks posting diaries. I teach engineering at a small campus of a rather unusual university. Our student body, and faculty for that matter, are significantly less liberal than most institutions of higher learning. About | Read More »
Texas to reaffirm state sovereignty??
A recent diary about Kay Bailey Hutchison dissing Sarah Palin in an advertisement brought out a number of negative comments regarding Gov. Rick Perry (R-Tx). I stayed quiet through these as most were from Texas conservatives, who I figured knew Perry better than I. I’m predisposed to liking Gov. Perry as I am a Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts whose son is nearing the Eagle | Read More »
Larry King will do our thinking for us! Hoo-rah!
Jeez, just heard this on Rush. Here’s a part of the transcript from last night’s (4/2) Larry King Live. Guests were Penn Jillette, James Carville, Terry Holt, and Stephanie Miller. KING: If [Obama's] programs, Penn, brought about health insurance that pleased all, taxes that pleased most, a better way of life for a lot of people, then that’s the kind of success you would think | Read More »
Obama survival kit – Disney style
(Ok, if this is not really a diary-worthy topic, I apologize in advance. But it made an impact on me, and if it helps even one of you feel the way I did, it will be worth getting scolded for posting as a diary! ). If you’re like me, and I know a lot of you are, you’ve been feeling pretty down lately about the | Read More »
Lord Macaulay predicted Obamanomic disaster in 1857!
I just started reading Russell Kirk’s “Rights and Duties”. Very early in the book (pages 6-7!), Kirk quotes a letter that Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay sent to Henry S. Randall in 1857. Randall was an American biographer of Thomas Jefferson. Macaulay was warning that Jeffersonianism would destroy the U.S. The passage from Macaulay’s letter says: It is quite plain that your government will never be | Read More »
Obama fearmongering and the Misery Index
According to Hannity’s count, Obama used the words “crisis” or “catastrophe” no less than 24 times during his mortgage crisis speech today here in Arizona. And we’ve all heard “the worst economy since the Great Depression” enough times to go “postal” if we hear it one more time! (My apologies to you faithful postal workers here!). Thanks to www.miseryindex.us, it takes only a few seconds | Read More »
Arizona Action Alert 2/18!
Lord President Obama just landed in Phoenix a couple hours ago and will be speaking at a school tomorrow. KFYI radio personalities Bruce Jacobs and (former Congressman) J.D. Hayworth have organized a mock demonstration against the stimulus porkulus package in conjunction with Obama’s appearance. If you live in the Phoenix area, you may want to attend. Find details here.
CBO says Obama plan will hurt the economy…
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says Obama’s plan will hurt the economy in the long haul (like we didn’t already know that!). President Obama’s economic recovery package will actually hurt the economy more in the long run than if he were to do nothing, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday. CBO, the official scorekeepers for legislation, said the House and Senate bills will | Read More »
OPEN THREAD: Happy 98th President Reagan!!
Where are you when we need you? Your TRUE Hope and Optimism and Conservative message live on!
OPEN THREAD – Missing Person Report
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN? Name: Rahm Emmanuel Born: 11/29/59 Date last seen: Approximately 12/20/08 Occupation: Named The One’s Chief of Staff, report to duty 1/20/09 Former occupations: Congressman, Illinois 5th District Senior Advisor, President Bill Clinton Ballerina If anyone has seen or knows of his whereabouts, please post links below. Can include links to cell-phone video. Casey Anthony’s parents can be dispatched to check | Read More »
Arizona GOP update
It has been posted previously that Gov. Janet Napolitano will be resigning once she is confirmed as The One’s Secretary of Homeland Security, and that Republican Sec. of State Jan Brewer will take over as Governor. Soon-to-be Gov. Brewer has chosen former State Sen. Ken Bennett of Prescott to succeed her as SoS. Bennett was the former GOP President of the AZ Senate, and was | Read More »
Campbell Brown…something good this time!
I really got tired of Campbell Brown’s incessant attempts to smear Sarah Palin that started August 29 and didn’t end until after November 4. “No bias…no bull” seemed a moniker for a show that was full of both bias AND bull. But her latest commentary takes Barack Obama to task on his response to the Blagojevich story. I almost fell out of my chair when | Read More »
First female vice-president…
If Obama should serve two terms, I think it’s highly unlikely Joe Biden will see all 8 years as Veep. It could be his health (yes, it’s been a long time since his brain aneurism, but there was surprisingly no brain scan in his released medical records) or his propensity for gaffes, or just a strategic move. He could even be finished after one term. | Read More »
Arizona 1st Congressional District
Arizona has some mighty funny congressional districts and the 1st is no exception. The district contains 5 complete counties (Apache, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, and Yavapai) and parts of 3 others (Coconino, Navajo, and Pinal). That’s 8 out of Arizona’s 15 counties! Not only that, but the 2nd district contains a portion of the 1st district’s territory in a way that can only be explained by | Read More »
MSNBC duped by Palin Africa story
So, some creative bloggers with a sense of humor made MSNBC look like fools (not really that hard to do!): MSNBC duped by Palin Africa story This really got me thinking. During the campaign, there was a daily drumbeat of negative stories re: Sarah Palin (Campbell Brown on CNN was a one-woman anti-Palin machine, cranking out often multiple stories per day trying to trash Palin’s | Read More »
Totally Clear Politics
The 10/29 update of the “reputable” daily tracker averages is available at: Totally Clear Politics
The Palin drinking game
On the SNL spook of the VP debate, I got a kick out of Tina Fey’s reference to a drinking game purportedly played by viewers who took a swig every time Sarah said the word “maverick”. Even though I don’t drink, I’ve taken to playing a similar game over the last several weeks. At least several times a day, I click to CNN.com and, if | Read More »
Totally Clear Politics
Are you, like me, tired of trying to watch the RCP average and glean the truth from it? I got tired of the RCP average being skewed by the non-daily tracking polls, like Pew, Newsweek, NBC/WSJ, ABC/WaPo, CBS/NYT, etc. which are only released weekly or less (except recently ABC). Plus, most of these polls use outrageously high Dem weighting to skew the numbers for Obama. | Read More »