Little Ralphie Cushman’s Tulips, and the Heartwrenching Innocents at Sandy Hook…
AUTHOR’S NOTE: I first published this some eighteen months ago; We have now passed the 85th Anniversary of the Bath School Disaster. I believe it is of paramount importance, especially in this age of instantly disposable news, to never forget tragic, heartbreaking and innocent victims such as those in Bath, Michigan– and now in Sandy Hook, Connecticut– and to pray to God and thank Him | Read More »
Comparing Apples to Kumquats: Just How Much does this Damned Government Cost?
The United States Department of Education spent over $87 Billion last year. If you confiscated the entire revenue stream of 3M Corporation ($29.6 billion in total revenue for FY 2011), America Express ($29.7 billion) and McDonalds ($21.3 billion) to pay for it, you would still need over $7 Billion to pick up the tab. The United States Department of Education –which runs no schools, employs not | Read More »
Run, Squishes, Run!
Quick: Name all the Republican candidates who trudged through the darkened, sub-zero snows of New Hampshire in the winter of 1980: John Anderson. Phil Crane. John Connolly. George H.W. Bush. Bob Dole. Howard Baker. Ronald Reagan. Notice anything? I mean, other than the fact that it was an exceptionally good year for voluminous heads of hair (–especially John Anderson and Phil Crane), what stands out | Read More »
The Ten-Million Taxpayer March: Washington DC, April 15, 2013
“The actual liabilities of the federal government—including Social Security, Medicare, and federal employees’ future retirement benefits—already exceed $86.8 trillion, or 550% of GDP. For the year ending Dec. 31, 2011, the annual accrued expense of Medicare and Social Security was $7 trillion. Nothing like that figure is used in calculating the deficit. In reality, the reported budget deficit is less than one-fifth of the more | Read More »
How About a Little Dose of Truth? How About a Little Dab of Honesty?
TRUTH #1: Mitt Romney lost because he was Mitt Romney. He didn’t lose because Barack Obama was an incumbent –three incumbent Presidents have lost in the last 36 years. Mitt Romney didn’t lose because he didn’t “attract” enough of the “Hispanic” vote. If he had captured unprecedented (say, 60-70%) of the “Hispanic” vote he still would have lost, at least according to the most up-to-date | Read More »
This Thanksgiving, Let’s All Remember: Doesn’t America REALLY Suck? I mean, C’mon!
Yep, we conservatives… What a bunch of losers. What a bunch of knuckle-dragging rubes. Hayseeds, really. I mean, really. We’re all going forward now, thank goodness. Who but a bunch of cro-magnons would want to drag us back? America is a racist, homophobic, misogynistic, paternalistic police state– and only the election of Barack Obama has saved us from this horrific, nightmarish path. Look at Paul | Read More »
The Last Line of Defense against Obamacare: A Little Civil Disobedience…
I am a small business owner. My brother and I started our little company in 1993. At first, it was just him, and later that year, I joined in. That first year, our total revenue was around $56,000. Man, it’s hard to imagine… Much happened in the intervening 20 years, much that could fill entire posts of their own. What took us an entire year | Read More »
“The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers….” (Or, Newt for Speaker!)
The Speaker of the House of Representatives doesn’t have to be an elected Member of the House. It can be anybody. Mitt Romney, in all likelihood, is casting about for something to do– but, after his masterful performance in rounding up votes, I hardly think he’s the right guy for the job. I have a couple of suggestions, and I’m not kidding. First of all, | Read More »
Conservatism is still Loved. The Republican Brand is Distrusted…
Noodling around the internet tonight, I came across some enlightening information quarried from the sacred Exit Polls: Evidently, a significant number of previously self-identified “independents” as poll respondents were formerly “Republican”. This fact skewed the number of the Republican-leaning actually being polled, and improperly inflated the “republican” response (–remember all the hooey about Romney “winning” independents by such-and-such a number?). This caused certain quarters to | Read More »
For all these many years –years in which I’ve had a political cognizance– there always lurked an off-hand comment: “Things are fine now, but, someday the recipient class will outnumber the productive class– and there will be no turning back.” Last night was that “someday”. It is useless to speculate about the myriad “why’s?”: Romney was too this, Obama too that. Obama had more field | Read More »