200th Anniversary of “The Star Spangled Banner”

    This weekend (Sat/Sun) is the 200th anniversary of the battle of Fort McHenry, the origin of “The Star-Spangled Banner” poem.  This is a good time to remember out National anthem. Below are links to a couple of music renditions.   I failed to find an acceptable, all-verse vocal.  I find the 4th verse at least as inspiring as the first. (first verse) (First and | Read More »

    0bama’s Economic Adviser

    0bama has released his decennial budget, and boy does it sock the taxes to us.  The 10-year level of taxation is 2% of GDP higher than it is historically. What is even more interesting is that he projects increased revenue due to this.  Despite the fact that increased taxes can be correlated historically with lower Federal revenues. This is not my correlation.  Credit is given | Read More »

    Liars, d**n liars, and statistics

    There have been several people on here that have indicated that our current low employment participation rate (63%) is due to “baby boomers” leaving the work force.  It seemed a logical theory, so I went to and did some data work.  The chart below tells the story of that work.  The chart shows by age-group and year the labor participation percentage from BLS data.  | Read More »


    For those of you that saw the Pixar film “Up”, you may remember that the way the dogs were distracted by  “SQUIRREL“. Well, I am getting that feeling on RedState right now. We have malfeasance in office related to ObamaCare, and an issue that should impeach this President if it is followed to its full conclusion. However, we are now running around caring that the | Read More »

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    Homosexual boys are not the problem with Scouting; the homosexual lobby is

    I have the greatest respect for Erick Erickson (“k” added 6/18/2013 thank you stevemaley), but consider him wrongheaded on this whole change in Scouting policy (, I have responded to both of Erick’s post on this subject and have taken some of the the slings and arrows of others who agree with Erick. I will congratulate all that they are posting as responsible thinkers and | Read More »

    Third-graders are not welcome

    Can we quit calling each other names here? Erick, et al, I recommend a ban for name calling. Or at least a 3-day suspension. I just read all of Erick’s posting about McCain, and am sick unto death of the lack of discussion and general name-calling on the article. STOP, NOW!

    The sequester has hit, and I haven’t felt it

    Did the world end? I guess not. Guess Obama will finally have to “eat his peas”. It is about time. Just to let him know that I have walked in his moccasins (or whatever the analogy is you’d care to use) my take home pay on the same income (no raise last year due to the wonderful recovery we are having, thank you President 0) | Read More »

    A reflection on Obamanomics

    I have been reflecting on what President Obama wishes to gain by his intransigence on raising taxes.  It is obvious that he does not like “the rich”, and wishes to demonize them in his words and actions.  Even in his speech and his demands during the negotiations last night (12/28/12), he continues to denigrate those who make over $250,000.  In fact, he called them “millionaires | Read More »

    Ohio, please help me understand

    In what do Ohioans believe? I thought I knew, but am really confused after last night. Ohioans dislike the Affordable Care Act. But they re-elected the Senator who gave it to us, Sherrod Brown. I thought that Ohioans liked to keep warm in winter. Yet they voted for a Senator who would not vote for legislation to reconsider/repeal the EPA standards for coal-based systems. A | Read More »

    President Obama, I totally agree with you

    On Sixty Minutes last Sunday (9/30/2012) you indicated that some of the campaign ads go too far.  President Obama also said that Mr. Romney won the debate because of the number and scope of his lies with which ABC News does not seem to agree.  I can agree with you on this Mr. Obama; there were lies told at the debate.  However, if I had | Read More »