The 2013 Farm Bill…Coming to the Senate Very Soon: Part 1
On Monday, May 20th, the US Senate is set to take up consideration of the 2013 Farm Bill- an action taken every five years which exemplifies the worst of congressional pork and hypocrisy. This is the area where conservative legislators suspend their belief in free markets, their opposition to phony capitalism, their attacks on the Obama “green energy” initiative, and their steadfast opposition to government | Read More »
Obama’s Worst Week Ever?
Back in 2007 when a somewhat obscure Senator from Illinois was making noise about running for President, this writer decided to look into this guy. Most of the good information I found was from a website I’ll be damned if I can locate again- WTF Obama.com or something like that. Regardless, a few things emerged from this research. The first was that the birther “controversy” | Read More »
Universal Pre-K and School Breakfasts- Some Observations
As part of Obama’s vision to remake America, he proposed in his State of the Union address, and in his budget, universal Pre-K education for all American school children age 3-4. Today, perhaps the closest thing we have in that area is a relic from Johnson’s War on Poverty- the Head Start program. This program is not necessarily “universal,” but is targeted to children in | Read More »
What Exactly Is a Toure?
I awoke from my slumber or ignorance or avoidance of MSNBC a little while ago and started watching “The Cycle.” If any reader here wants a good laugh, then I wholeheartedly suggest you watch this mindless liberal drivel that is supposed to pass for political discourse. There are four panelists, one of whom is a woman named Krystal Ball. According to her biography, she is | Read More »
Obama Nominations: Two to Watch
Thus far, Obama has remade his cabinet in his second term with some push back from Republicans in certain areas. For example, there were questions about Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be Defense Secretary. John Kerry, being a sitting Senator, more or less got a free ride although his rhetoric and votes at times were to the left of his predecessor, Hillary Clinton. There are other | Read More »
One OK Thing About Obama… So Far
This is a rare article indeed since there is really not too much to like about Obama’s presidency thus far. Given the class warfare, the now-boring playing of the race card, the constant campaigning and not to mention his lack of leadership skills, Obama is a walking poster boy for failed socialist policies domestically and naivete at best in international relations. His biggest legacy will | Read More »
Obama’s Little Secret
As a candidate for the presidency in 2008, Obama’s campaign website took particular aim at the alleged secrecy of the Bush Administration regarding a concept known as the state secrets privilege. That website said: “The Bush administration has ignored public disclosure rules and has invoked a legal tool known as the state secrets privilege more than any other previous administration to get cases thrown out | Read More »
The Supreme Court Has Not Had a Good Abortion Case in Years….
In the great abortion debate today, most eyes are on Philadelphia and the media-neglected horror show of the Gosnell trial. Special kudos should go out to Krysten Powers for bringing this media neglect/ignorance to light. Put simply, the events at the West Philadelphia Women’s Clinic run by Gosnell is literally a horror show complete with severed limbs kept in jars and an examination room that | Read More »
Gun Control- Just the Facts, Part 3: The Proposals
Leaving aside the fact that from a political standpoint many of the proposals offered by Team Obama/Biden will likely fail in the Senate, there are serious constitutional and practical issues involved. In short, it is a perfect storm against draconian gun control laws. The only thing the gun control lobby has going for them is emotion and polls. Yet like in so many other areas, | Read More »
Gun Control: Just the Facts, Part 2- The Practical Issues
In part 1, I discussed some of the constitutional issues involved with gun control legislation. In both the Heller and McDonald cases, Justices Scalia and Alito respectively got it right when they answered the underlying fundamental question about the Second Amendment- whether it is an individual or a collective right. As was discussed, it is clearly an individual right with a collective purpose. The collective | Read More »