Does China Own US or Owe US – Hush Money?
Does China Own US or Owe US – Hush Money? Consider the following article by Joel Brinkley, published Sunday, April 25, 2010: This month, federal auditors published a study on “efforts to quantify the economic effects of counterfeit and pirated goods.” Over 36 single-spaced pages, the Government Accountability Office demonstrated that it’s impossible to know how much money is lost, how many jobs are eliminated, | Read More »
Response to Michael Smerconish’s conservative’s case for same-sex marriage
Michael Smerconish: A conservative’s case for same-sex marriage http://www.lacrossetribune.com/news/opinion/article_ec77b2ba-00a2-11df-90db-001cc4c002e0.html Let’s talk through this because it’s thinking like this that strikes at the foundation of a conservative coalition. The general rule is, “As a vote and voice in the conservative movement you don’t have to agree with all of our principles. The few we can agree on are important enough to emphasize. But conservatism will not | Read More »
Why submit to lies? Empty seats and Vacuous Polls
Why submit to lies? Empty seats are more powerful than rebuttal. Good job Joe Wilson, thank you for shouting our sentiments. ‘YOU LIE!’ You are right… Now what were you doing in the room? Why did the Republicans even show up for the Obama Speech to a Captive Audience last night? I would have much rather seen an empty side than pretend that this Health Care | Read More »
Conservatives and Blood Donations, research and logic
Have any of you ever donated blood. I’ve donated in the past, after about a year of not giving yesterday my wife and I went back to our Central Blood Bank. When you read the sign in sheet you find that many of the lifestyle questions would indicate a certain bent. This is not specifically political or idealogical but common – let’s use some logic | Read More »
Never Negotiate in Weakness – the Inordinate Pricing Distribution
Reading the Sunday paper, a mix of watchman warnings (to late) and cynic’s screeds. This thread starts with the premise: When Government Health Care becomes a mandate who can resist it? For all the talk about the distortions that will take place in the system, from hospitals and doctors to patient care and death-treatment… who among us will not be assimilated into the great collective | Read More »
Let’s Talk About Race: Gates, Obama and Keyes
Racism has reared its ugly head once again, haunting America as if from the great beyond. At least that is what El Presidente Barak (sp) Obama would have us believe. I for one don’t buy it. Prejudice has always existed in one form or another in every geographic area throughout history. To imply that America is unique in our relationship to intramural fighting among groups | Read More »
Shepard of the Law – what is judicial activism really?
On a more esoteric level – I would like to explore the connection between religion and the law. You can apply this to Judge Sonia Sotomayor in whatever way you see fit. At first it is apparent that religion consists of laws, rules for behavior. For those of you who would like to explore the difference between religion about God and a relationship with God | Read More »
What is torture? What is our government NOT telling us?
What is torture? What is our government NOT telling us? Thinking recently about these torture memos and something doesn’t smell right, and it’s not the stench coming from Eric Holders office. I’m thinking about the Senators and Congressmen sanctimoniously sitting in their leather chairs smiling pitilessly at reporters and cameras and witnesses. They are twisted individuals; we must understand this about our elected representatives. Politicians | Read More »
What stakes are higher than Life and Death?
The Associated Press: US captain’s rescue raises stakes in piracy ops These dopes in the AP seem to think that by Obama taking decisive action against these terrorists (whether or not that’s what he calls them) they are going to be more aggressive. Are they brain dead? Okay we know the answer is functionally yes. Let me rephrase: how brain dead are they? These people are imbecilic; | Read More »
Senate Bill rings the death knell of newspapers
You know that newspapers are on life support when congress has to step in with the shock paddles. These instruments of propaganda are already working hand-in-hand with government to legitimatize One Party Rule. I would say they are sleeping with the enemy, but one would have to have a prudent understanding of the press and what the first amendment actually entails to consider a newspaper | Read More »