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    The End Of America As We Knew It

    Well, as they say:  It’s all over but the shouting.  Our four year nightmare is about to morph into a  forty year fiscal swamp that will swallow everything in its path.  Massive re-distribution of wealth in  this Country will destroy ambition on the one side and dignity on the other while feeding an ever  increasing, insatiable government bureaucracy.  When the money runs out, we will | Read More »

    Biden’s Style Overshadows Substance

    I would have looked him dead in the eye and said:  “Mister Vice President, do you think this is funny?  What we are doing here is talking about the future of this Country.  We disagree to be sure, but neither one of us is a fool, and I don’t appreciate being treated as one.”  You would have been able to hear a pin drop, all | Read More »

    Rules Of Debate #1

    If you didn’t watch tonight’s presidential debate, shame on you.  Might I suggest to our current President a few rules of debate: 1.  Come prepared. 2.  Look your opponent in the eye when he speaks, don’t study the top of your podium. 3.  Lose the huge fake looking smile.  It looks like it hurts. 4.  Don’t depend upon the moderator to save you from your | Read More »

    Of Guns And Money, Lies And Loopholes

    In articles today from the Associated Press and ABC, we get more perspective on the two Presidential candidates who will win and lose in about six weeks.  Our first article is about President Obama fielding questions in a Univision interview.  Apparently Univision has no desire to throw the President softball questions, and raised the issue of “Fast and Furious”: Asked about the Fast and Furious | Read More »

    Like That Tax? How About This One?

    The U.S. House of Representatives seems to be into symbolic gestures of late.  Recently they once again passed a bill to repeal Obamacare.  OK, OK I get it.  I know what they are doing.  It seems to me however, that they could engage in some symbolic gestures that might actually gain political ground. The Supreme Court by way of Chief Justice Roberts, has declared that | Read More »

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    Justice Roberts Delivers A Plum

    I know that the Right have their panties all in a bunch over the Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday regarding the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare).  Even though the Court would not strike down the Act, there is some reason for optimism, and a deeper understanding of the Supreme Court’s role in our Government.  The framers of our Constitution had good reason to set up a system | Read More »

    Democratic Election Picks Brotherhood

    Be careful what you wish for.  The people of Egypt are about to live through their own personal hell.  Mohammed Morsi with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, has become Egypt’s first Islamist president today in the “freest” election in that Country’s history.  Most who were paying attention, predicted this even before the protesters had cleared out of Tahrir Square.  Next prediction: Sharia Law within a | Read More »

    Desperation, Incompetence And The D’oh Factor

    The 2012 presidential election is not a slam dunk for either party.  Considering the formidable influence, money and momentum garnered by this incumbent, it is interesting to see the media campaign being carried out by the President’s people.  A weak strategy filled with weak talking points, many of which are backfiring and neutralizing their intended effect. The mainstream political media hasn’t had an original thought | Read More »

    Catching Up On The News

    A lot has happened during the last few weeks.  I’ll try to catch up a bit in this post: Rick Santorum dropped out of the race for the Republican Presidential nomination.  I’ve liked Santorum from the beginning, though recognizing he probably didn’t have the staying power to really make a strong bid.  Although I am not as socially conservative as he, I have admired him | Read More »

    Trayvon’s Memory Not Served By Hatred

    It always amazes me how many people are willing to trivialize the shooting or death of another human to score political points.  I’ve mentioned it in the past with regard to Congresswoman Giffords, and an unfortunate park ranger here in Washington State.  What kind of demented mindset believes that the memory of a dead or injured person is enhanced by controversy or divisiveness heightened by | Read More »