We need New Leadership!

    If someone was the CEO of a company who posted such losses in four straight years of action they would be immediately replaced. So, why are we willing to be saddled with the failed leadership of Congressman Boehner and Senator McConnell? Now, I understand that outside events controlled the political scene, especially in 2008, and that this was largely out of their control, but it | Read More »

    The Age of Entitlements and MOAB

    It’s true. Like Metallica said, “Sad but true.” MOAB (Mother of All Bailouts) is only the first modern step towards economic fascism/socialism, notwithstanding the foundation of the New Deal and its blueprint for government interventionism. How have we come to this? How have we abandoned personal responsibility in favor of the nanny state and its promises of economic security? Fear is a strong emotion and | Read More »

    Liberalism vs. Conservatism

    This is a topic that has interested me as of late: the idea that liberalism is an emotional ideology whereas conservatism is, at its root, rational. I’ve detailed previously that my earlier attachment to liberalism was based upon emotions, most particularly that of envy, and that my turn to conservatism was based upon a careful process of research and rational thought. In my opinion any | Read More »

    Lead McCain! Be a Leader and Stop the Mother of All Bailouts!

    I have to say that I am disappointed with Senator McCain. This is hard to say. I’ve detailed previously how it was McCain in 2000 that brought me out of the dark depths of liberalism into embracing conservatism. His maverick style was so appealing at the time and though I’ve moved to the right of him politically I have always admired the man. When he | Read More »

    A Personal Odyssey

    I was once a liberal. Scratch that. I was once an ultra-liberal raving lunatic who read too much Chomsky and Zinn. I wore Che t-shirts and sported a shiny, red card that proclaimed me a member of the Communist Party USA. I had dreadlocks, smoked pot, and used terms like “wingnut,” “American imperalism,” and “a foreign policy based upon capitalistic greed, Christian fundamentalist tyranny, and | Read More »

    What’s Going on in Washington? (UPDATED!)

    UPDATE Talking about possible coattails there is a new Rasmussen poll that shows in the gubernatorial race that Republican Dino Rossi now leads the Democratic incumbent Christine Gregoire by 6 points, 52 to 46. Could Washington actually be a battleground state? Could we actually manage to flip this state red? I don’t know if this warrants an entire diary entry, and Washington is just about | Read More »

    Remembering September 11

    September 11, 2001. I was living in southeast Georgia attending Georgia Southern University as a senior when the worst attack in our nation’s history occurred. For some reason I decided to play hooky that day, sleeping in and being generally lazy. My wife of five years, at that time, was the good, dutiful student and was attending class. During those days I usually left the | Read More »

    Election 2008: Georgia

    I would like to take a few moments and go over the current lay of the land in Georgia for the 2008 election. Over the last few election cycles we have seen Georgia move more and more in the Republican camp. In 2002, Georgia voted in its first Republican Governor since Reconstruction, Sonny Perdue, and the 2006 statewide election only further solidified this gradual drift | Read More »

    The Rise of the Goody-Knowbodies and How to Defeat Them

    This is mine own first diary written by mine own hand. Take it as thou wilt. As time passes it becomes more and more apparent that there is a continual erosion of Tradition or of those things that were true in the past, are true now, and will be true in the future no matter how much the goody-knowbodies would like one to believe otherwise. | Read More »