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A conservative and a Christian, currently planted in southeastern Wisconsin.


    More lobbyist problems for Obama?

    First, William Lynn, now New Intel Director Blair Resigns Defense Company Post Before taking his new job as head of U.S. intelligence, retired Adm. Dennis Blair has to resign lucrative directorships on the boards of two companies that do tens of millions of dollars of business with the Defense Department. Blair, who two years ago ran afoul of Pentagon conflict-of-interest rules, has already resigned a | Read More »

    The disappearance of promise 13

    No sooner did we post this below, than another promise was “adjusted.” From via the one and only Instapundit, we discover another campaign promise from Obama that gets dubious treatment. If you look at the front page of The Obameter, you will find that promise 13 is no longer there. Here’s the explanation. The rating was unusual because Congress actually passed it before he | Read More »

    “Tracking Barack Obama’s Campaign Promises”

    PolitiFact, the political fact checking site run by the St. Petersburg Times, is keeping track of all 500+ of Barack Obama’s campaign promises. Recently they had to pull back from one. When we launched the Obameter a week ago, we said we would periodically revisit our rulings on President Obama’s campaign promises to see if an item needed to be updated. We figured that occasionally | Read More »

    From the “You can’t win” department

    From [All emphases in the following quoted snippets is mine.] It was not precisely lip-synching, but pretty close. The somber, elegiac tones before President Obama’s oath of office at the inauguration on Tuesday came from the instruments of Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and two colleagues. But what the millions on the Mall and watching on television heard was in fact a recording, made two | Read More »


    I am usually conservative, but run libertarian sometimes. I am decidely Christian. How do I reconcile the two? Usually I don’t. My beliefs speak to what I believe politically, but not always. For example, I don’t believe in capital punishment as it is applied today even though I believe capital punishment is Biblical. Capital punishment is applied too haphazardly for it to be a valid | Read More »