Uturnium, the Reverse-Think Atom
It’s a truism that discoveries are made when least expected. While playing a word game in the car recently we created the word ‘uturnium,’ which is the atom that causes drivers to do opposite of what would be expected in a given situation. This means things like turning left from the right lane, turning right with the left turn signal on, etc. After some serious | Read More »
The Taxes Are Coming! The Taxes Are Coming!
Since before they were passed, the “Bush tax cuts” were demonized by the media and the Democrats (redundant?) as being solely for the wealthy. Like so much leftist rhetoric, it simply isn’t so. The tax cuts enacted under President Bush (43) created a 10 per cent bracket, increased child tax credits, and eliminated the marriage penalty, among other things. This writer must be wealthy because | Read More »
Where Have You Gone, Grover Cleveland?
Today’s politicians have an obsession with linking themselves to historical figures. President Obama has likened himself to Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and FDR. (I guess linking himself to those with whom he is more closely aligned, like Frank Marshall Davis and Bill Ayers, wouldn’t do him as much good at the ballot box.) Hillary Clinton, striving to achieve her own link to greatness, once claimed | Read More »
Liberals See No Alternatives
A few days ago I happened to see Mass. Rep. Barney Frank on television singing the usual liberal / progressive chorus. It could have been any extreme leftist (yes, there is such a thing); it just happened to be him. In case you don’t know the tune, it goes something like this: Conservatives hate children, poor people, clean water and air, and if put | Read More »
Which Way Has Been Tried?
That Way’s Been Tried! One of the president’s recurring themes on the campaign trail is that we’ve tried “their” way, meaning the Republican’s economic plans for lower spending, regulation, and government intrusion into a citizen’s life, and that this was, in fact, the cause of our current “mess.” Really, Mr. President? If the president was correct there would be recent examples of: Years when federal | Read More »
The Pathetic Performance of Government (Public) Schools
Recently, Fox News’ The Five addressed the subject of school choice. Bob Beckel, liberal voice on the roundtable, responded to a call for school vouchers by saying, “that would destroy the public schools.” My response would have been, “Bob, how do you destroy rubble?” Today the Buffalo News reports that, according to NY State Education Dept. data, the four-year graduation rate in the city’s schools | Read More »