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    Donald Trump: GOP Impostor

    Even before the news that Barack Obama’s birth certificate was being released to the public, I wanted to write a piece on why Donald Trump’s potential candidacy for the GOP nomination was a joke at best and intentionally harmful to the conservative movement at worst. Now he’s claiming credit for Obama’s release of the birth certificate and says he’s “proud” and “honored”. Donald Trump, whose | Read More »

    Don’t blame speculators for Obama’s policy decisions

    President Obama recently stated he would be forming an inquiry into petroleum futures markets to ensure there has been no price fixing or gouging that might have harmed consumers. The President (and many on both the Right and Left) have made “Speculators” their on-again/off-again scapegoat for high fuel prices for at least the last decade. They posit that speculators have driven up the price of | Read More »

    The media’s war of words on Scott Walker

    How is the media reacting to the news in Wisconsin that the State’s Senate has voted to restrict some collective bargaining for government employee unions? In the manner you’d expect from a biased liberal media: Wisconsin senators strip workers of collective-bargaining rights – Detroit Free Press Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and His Allies Drop All Pretenses – US News & World Report Wisconsin governor’s policies | Read More »

    Lockheed union workers buck leadership, reject strike

    Union members at Lockheed’s Marietta, GA plant chose not to strike over a benefits dispute in the new contract offered by the company. The plan keeps the existing pension for Lockheed’s workers and puts new employees on a 401(k)-style plan. The last-minute inclusion of some cash benefits and a Blue Cross/Blue Sheild-style HMO, covered by the company at 85 percent, sealed the deal, according to | Read More »

    Get Angry!

    Republicans and Democrats are each trying to blame the other for not passing a budget.  Fox News reports that Party leaders are facing off against each other with “disdain”.  The Republicans in the House have proposes at spending bill with $61 billion in spending cuts, while the Democrats in the Senate have countered with their own bill cutting just $6.5 billion. “We’ll end up back at | Read More »

    John Stewart is not playing with a full deck

    If you watch “The Daily Show” on a regular basis since Craig Kilborn left, your brain has probably turned to mush.  The economic ignorance spouted by John Stewart on a daily basis (no pun intended) is absolutely stunning. The Daily Show Tags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Just in case the embed doesn’t work, here’s the link. That’s | Read More »

    Media bias hides truth about Wisconsin

    Governor Scot Walker (R-WI) is working hard to make sure that government schools can meet their budgets this year, but you’d have to be interested in more than the sound bite if you’re reading the Main Stream Media reports. From USA Today: MADISON, Wis. — Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday outlined a $59.3 billion, two-year budget plan that would cut $749 million in aid | Read More »

    Eliminate the corporate income tax

    The President made a big deal about and frequently referred to “Invest[ing]” during his State of the Union speech (or so I heard, since I didn’t watch it). Lots of “investing” in more government programs and top-down, centralized economic planning. Lots of “investing” in social safety nets. Lots of “investing” in more pet projects for politicians. Actually, the President was talking about “spending”, but his | Read More »

    Why I’m not watching the State of the Union

    Tonight, the President will stand before the assembled houses of Congress and give his State of the Union address.  He’ll smile for the cameras.  He’ll speak bold words and pause for the cheers and applause.  He’ll look out over the assembled mass of legislators, paiges, lobbyists and hangers-on and breathe in the freshness of being the center of attention for the entire world. And it | Read More »

    Star Trek technology to the modern battlefield

    Fans of the original Star Trek television series will remember Commander Spock giving accurate directions to Captain Kirk to send mortar shells across a desert battlefield in the episode “Arena”. Now American soldiers have similar capabilities using their smart phones. An American officer spent $26,000 of his own money to develop an iPhone app that assists soldiers in mapping and plotting locations on the battlefield. | Read More »