Thanksgiving for a Country Under God!
Authors note: This was originally published on Nov. 26 2008 … offering it again as a repost…enjoy! George Washington was our first president to observe a day of Thanksgiving at the urging of congress in 1789 as a Nation. Although it wasn’t the first time that he rallied the colonies to collective observance. In 1777 he issued General Orders as Commander in Chief of the | Read More »
Standard Bearing In a Generation of Failed Promise
My handle is Standard Candle, as in a fixed star, one that may be utilized to measure light and distance. I often feel separated from the secular norms of the day, primarily because I don’t ‘dabble’ in what is considered normal social behaviors… I’m a conservative, and you are too. I believe in standards, I believe that it is important for any culture or society | Read More »
Attention: Imbecilic Candi-bots Calling for a 3rd Party Solution to a Romney Nomination — This is for you
First here is your list of Winners (pronounced [loo-zers]) source: (http://www.presidentsusa.net/thirdparty.html) Now that we’ve dispensed with the ridiculous notion that a 3rd Party candidate *might* be able to win, let’s talk about what you’re really proposing, and why it’s a very BAD idea. A 3rd Party no matter what it is, is an “issue-driven” party, which is to suggest that the “issue” must be taken | Read More »
Dear Louisiana Conservatives – NOW is the TIME TO CONSOLIDATE — My attempt to persuade the “not-Romneys” to do themselves a solid.
Louisiana has the potential to be the turning point. So say Newt’s advisers. I believe they have crafted a very good argument that logically provides one path to nomination for Newt, but if pursued it will likely cause a brokered convention (something that I’m not “totally” against, especially when chattering candi-bots for Santorum are talking 3rd party). The media has all but declared Newt2012 dead. | Read More »
Division spells (D)-(I)-Vision
Personally, I enjoy watching the moderators, well, moderate (on their own). They have such a style and panache, that mere mortals like myself clumsily if not, wantonly practice. I am unlikely to develop this “super-power” without reaching the Gladwell-10,000-Hour Rule, which I am certain some regulars here may be approaching. In our current primary, I have attempted to highlight “let the best campaign win” since | Read More »
Simplify the Pi folks… Santorum is better off with Newt and Ron remaining in the race…
Short diary… came from a comment: Look something that is being overlooked… 1. In order for Santorum to get 1144 and cinch… he’d have to win 66.6% (905) of all remaining unallocated delegates….(1358 – H/T CNN delegate calculator) (not impossible)… 2. In order for Santorum and Gingrich to deny Romney 1144… they need to combine to get 51.4% (699) of the remaining unallocated delegates. (more | Read More »
Passing the Mantle of Reagan Requires a Field of Opportunities Rather than a Harvest of Opportunists.
The title of this diary was borrowed from the heading of the following excerpt in a previous diary I wrote at the beginning of the Primary season: True Americans fight for honesty and search for the truth. If we can’t find a candidate with leadership that comes from the moral authority of living justly and judging righteously, then we are doomed as a nation. If | Read More »
The Tension Between: Religion and Politics; Values, Faith, Character; Heart and Head.
I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s. – Mark Twain, Eruption There are few things that create tension among mixed company like politics and religion. Both are deeply personal and are shaped over years of experience and observation. Every individual will at some point in their life make | Read More »
I neither love nor hate Newt Gingrich, but I sure get a kick out of his demagoguery skills.
Let’s face it, the new-found love for Gingrich is the pepper in the eye of the establishment side of the G.O.P. Tent. And that endears Newt to me just a little, but that’s not enough to win me over. My analysis of why Newt won South Carolina is two-fold. (H.T. CNN Exit Poll data) 1. Most (88%) of the Republican Primary electorate in South Carolina | Read More »
What exactly does one do when the most conservative candidate that can win drops out?
First, Allow me to publicly thank Governor Perry, his wife, Anita, their family, and their staff for all their hard work. Much may be said concerning missteps, mistakes, blunders, and the shoulda, woulda, couldas. I for one am grateful for the grace it takes any candidate and their team to put themselves out there and take the heat while furthering the causes of conservatism. For | Read More »