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    Is the Supercommittee Constitutional?

    I believe Rep. Ron Paul is correct about the unconstitutionality of the debt-limit supercommittee, although I found his particular reasons for saying so a little hazy. Normally, and quite naturally, a bill must be introduced by a  member of the House or Senate for it to be taken under consideration by that chamber; the process must begin in one or the other chamber, by an action taken by | Read More »

    How to Save NASA

    It is tragic that America, the nation that 41 years ago became the first (and for the time being, still the only) nation to put a man on the moon, now has no manned space program.   Barak Obama has displayed his typical lack of vision in cancelling the Constellation program.  As Charles Krauthammer has said, in a decade when we look up at the moon, | Read More »

    Why We Are Losing And Will Continue To Lose

    I came across this posting by Daniel Foster at NRO, under the heading “Coburn Class”: “Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) defended House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from personal attacks at a town hall in Oklahoma: “While discussing his policy disagreements with Pelosi, Coburn said “she’s a nice lady,” which brought hisses and hoots from the crowd. “Said Coburn: ‘Come on now. She is nice — how | Read More »

    Book Notes: Liberal Fascism, Chapter 2

    At the outset this diary, I wish to state clearly and emphatically that I am not calling anyone in modern-day America Nazis (excluding actual self-proclaimed Nazis). I realize that calling conservatives Nazis is a regular cottage industry among liberals, but I am not doing that in any way, shape or form. I am willing to accuse Barak Obama of supporting legalized infanticide, of supporting barbarous, | Read More »

    Thoughts on “A Message to Garcia”

    As I read this essay, I noted when the author wrote: “And this incapacity for independent action, this moral stupidity, this infirmity of the will, this unwillingness to cheerfully catch hold and lift, are the things that put pure Socialism so far into the future.”  The author appears to be complaining that human laziness and slovenliness isn’t what makes socialism such a threat in our | Read More »

    A Magnificent, Glorious, Soul-Stirring Moment

    In National Review’s July 6, 2009 issue (and currently posted on NRO as well),  John Derbyshire describes the 1969 moon landing as a “magnificent folly,” and later describes it as a “glorious, soul-stirring folly.”  While I would also describe it as “magnificent,” “glorious” and “soul-stirring,” I take exception to describing Project Apollo as “folly.”   Like Mr. Derbyshire, I also have strong memories of the | Read More »

    Bush, Nancy, and RBDS

    I would like to reply to a comment that Moe Lane made under the comments section of the “Nancy. Knew” diary he wrote last Friday.  We were going around in circles, so I didn’t pursue it further there.  However, I believe Moe made an assertion that does not bear up under logical analysis.   The question was raised (by Kayla) following Moe’s diary as to why | Read More »

    Requisites for Obtaining An Hororary from a “Catholic” University

    By carefully analyzing the the qualifications of our esteemed Chief Executive and his Vice Chief Executive, I’ve determined following are the requisites for being singled out for special recognition by a Catholic university in America: 1. Be stridently, breath-takingly, relentlessly pro-abortion. Be so stridently pro-abortion that you’d rather see premature babies die without medical care than see any weakening of the sacred “right to choose.” | Read More »

    A Letter to Our Republican Representatives

    The clock is ticking, and the hour is late.  Can’t you see that?    Don’t you understand what Barak Obama and the Democrats in Congress are trying to do?  Don’t you know they’re trying to roll over our nation and culture in a tsunami of “change,” and leave something unrecognizable in its wake?    Don’t you know you’re in a desperate struggle to preserve those things | Read More »

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    Thoughts on David Frum

    From his latest Newsweek artile, I glean that Mr. Frum is vying for the highly coveted Strange New Respect award the Left periodically hands out to conservatives who are willing attack their own and gush over the wonders of the opposition.  He attacks Rush Limbaugh for the cardinal sin of wealth earned through hard work and merit rather than through the more honarble and well-tailored path | Read More »