Brief and Direct: Why are Firemen Always the First To Be Laid Off?
Another in an unscheduled series of short commentaries on current events Maybe because we’ll miss them the most. Because the President has forgotten he’s already been elected and he’s been campaigning across the country to defeat his own idea, there are too many sources to quote regarding the dire consequences President Obama sees if the sequester, or Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA), isn’t averted. So | Read More »
Brief and Direct: Sequestration Needs to Happen
Sequestration is to arrive soon, allegedly to the surprise of the President, the Democrats, and the popular press. According to at least one source in that popular press, if sequestration is allowed to take effect there will be numerous programs and services to the public curtailed. Other sources, such as Chris Cillizza of WaPo, provide a less pessimistic view. A good President would seize this opportunity | Read More »
The State of the Union message that will NOT be presented in January
Mike DeVine recently commented on Redstate (about the gun-control debate) that “The real issue is whether the DC police charge [David] Gregory with the crime he committed on national TV [displaying a rifle magazine]. If not, its just another nail in in the coffin of what used to be the Rule of Law in America.” I couldn’t agree more. The Rule of Law has become Rule by the | Read More »
Who says Obama can’t govern?
One thing we might all agree on: He’s doing the best he can. Now that we’ve dispensed with that–why are we in the mess we’re in today? Doing the best he can at what? I think the answer lies somewhere along a continuum. A. He’s incompetent and clueless. That is, he doesn’t know what he doesn’t know, and even if he did, he wouldn’t know | Read More »
I Can Guarantee Re-election for President Obama
[This was written in November of 2009. Although directed at President Obama for effect, it's really (mostly) a menu for conservatives and Republicans to follow in their campaigns to defeat him. Several more excellent ideas were provided by readers in the comments. There were plenty more specific suggestions that went unsaid. The key to it all is that Fiscal Conservatism Gets Votes! And so far, | Read More »
Senator Judd Gregg Misses an Opportunity
Peter Orszag, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, appeared on Fox News Sunday yesterday, delivering the party line on the topic of the takeover of health care by the Obama administration. In doing so, he unleashed some whoppers on the viewing audience. Those included: [The] President said yesterday he will not sign a bill that expands the deficit…. Once you take into account | Read More »
What is going on here?
By “here,” I mean in the United States for the last year or so. And I don’t mean to imply that I have an answer. In the last 12 months, an extremely junior Senator from an extremely leftist and corrupt area of Illinois has been transformed into a savior, rescuing us from the ravages of the Bush Administration. Nothing he could say was recognized publicly | Read More »
Only Through the Looking-Glass will there be “Interrogation Memo” trials
In the real world of laws, sanity, and reason, there cannot be any court proceedings against the advisers of President Bush. I am not a lawyer, but I believe my reasons for this conclusion will stand up. First, before there should even be any investigation, there has to be some evidence, at least some indication that a law has been broken. Where is that indication? | Read More »