I'm a former officer in the US Navy and current project manager in a research organization. I've followed politics since I helped go door to door for Barry Goldwater in 1964, and I've been an avid reader of WFB, George Will and others since high school.


    Go Ahead and Veto, Mr. President

    Make Our Day!   I look forward to your explanation as to why the federal government should spend the country into oblivion, when many of the States are required to balance their budgets each and every year….and in fact, some are actually running small surpluses! I look forward to your explanation as to why the federal government should be entitled to at least one out | Read More »

    David Ignatius manages to find some truth — in a muddled way

    The world looks to America in times like this. Governments and business leaders want a basic framework sothey can make decisions. What they get from the Obama White House, too often, is silence. This crystal clear and concise truth is in today’s column in the Washington Post by David Ignatius.  I must confess that I do not read the Washington Post or rely on it | Read More »

    End The Three Party Negotiations

    The continuing saga of House and Senate leaders trudging up to the White House to negotiate with the President has done nothing to make progress on the real issue:  meaningful budget reductions to reduce the annual deficits and get the out of control growth of the federal government back within striking distance of being controlled. So the answer is pretty simple.  End the Three Party | Read More »

    “Get Things Done” is not the Same as “Achieving a Compromise that Solves Nothing”

    From Politico: The President said: “With a recovery that’s still fragile and isn’t producing all the jobs we need, the last thing we can afford is the usual partisan game-playing in Washington. “I know we can do this. We can meet our fiscal challenge. That’s what the American people sent us here to do. They didn’t send us here to kick our problems down the | Read More »

    Meeting Halfway on the Road To Ruin

    The special election to fill the seat in the 26th District in New York this week produced a victory for the Democrat candidate, Ms. Kathy Hochul, in large part because of the presence of a third candidate, Jack Davis, who presented himself as a “Tea Party” candidate under false pretenses. The lesson that presents for the 2012 election is left for another time — right | Read More »

    4 Billion Reasons To Stop

    “Four billion dollars of your money are going to these companies at a time when they’re making record profits and you’re paying near record prices at the pump,” the president said at a Nevada town hall. “It has to stop.”  President Obama, April 21, 2011 The President continues to demonstrate his ability to demonize those with whom he disagrees, especially those involved in capitalism and | Read More »

    Straw Men Line Up at Treasury Pay Window

    Much has been said already about President Obama and his favorite rhetorical device in speeches, the Straw Man, or false argument.  His speech on the deficit, hastily pulled together to attack the plan offered by Representative Ryan, has a long line of them. In his deficit speech on Wednesday, President Obama said: We don’t have to choose between a future of spiraling debt and one | Read More »

    Help! I Can’t Tell the Players Without A Program….

    I’ve been a member of Red State for a while, and I’ve become more active than in the past, at the urging and encouragement of many here.  It’s been rewarding, and I plan to do more. However, in the past couple of weeks I’ve begun to be overwhelmed with emails from concerned groups and there is such a blizzard of names and like sounding missives | Read More »

    Bloomberg: Public Says Nobody Has Effective Plan for Economy

    H/T: Politico for the link… A recent poll of 1,051 adults shows that the President’s work on the economy is falling short — but that the Republicans aren’t regarded much better. Americans say President Barak Obama lacks an effective strategy for improving the U.S. economy. They have much less confidence in the Republican vision for success. By a margin of 51 percent to 40 percent, a | Read More »

    Freedom is Born From Strength

    The enemies of freedom do not argue; they shout and shoot. Dean William R. Inge Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s | Read More »