A thought on why the administration is picking a fight with Israel
Sorry for this short Diary but I would like to hear the thoughts of others. The Obama administration has gone out of its way to insult and pick on Israel. There have never in the past been any problem with building homes in Jerusalem, and the shabby treatment of Netanyahu went beyond the contempt which Obama normally bestows on our allies. I had to ask | Read More »
Constitutional Education: The importance of Natural Rights
The enlightenment philosopher John Locke is commonly thought of as the first exponent of the doctrine of natural rights, However some trace it back further to the Roman Stoic Philosophers. The Stoics were concerned with right behavior and were respecters of religion but did not admit to the worship of any particular sect or deity. They postulated that what set man apart from the animals | Read More »
Here is where I admit that I was WRONG!
I was foremost among us who were gloomy and downcast after the election of Obama and the Democrat majorities in Congress. I really thought that it was the beginning of the end. You see, I had this view point. That the Dems had learned from the experience of Bill Clinton, that they would take an incremental approach, that they would be bipartisan. And in so | Read More »
It snowed today in Houston
It snowed today in Houston. I know that to most of you it is “no big deal”. But to Houstonians, well we might go five or six years between snows. As political animals we tend to get all caught up in our worries. The economy, the war, global hoaxing, The O’ssiah, and the Gotterdammercrats. But sometimes we don’t stop and take time to consider the | Read More »
Everything I need to know about liberalism I learned in Kindergarten.
The little fables, parables, with a moral at the end, are the complete antidote to left wing ideology. Want to know how to think about welfare and redistribution? Remember the stories of The Grasshopper and the Ant, and The Little Red Hen? Wrestling with the Idea of global warming? How about The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and Chicken Little? Considering President Obama, his Nobel prize | Read More »
Lying with statistics
Lately there has been a big hue and cry from the usual sources about the continuing inequalities and failures of capitalism. What they are pointing to are two statistics recently published. One which purports that the average compensation of executives in Financial institutions increased from below 100k to about $140,000. The other is the recent very high quarterly profits reported by the same financial companies, | Read More »
Lessons from History
When debating someone on the pros and cons of either the stimulus or the Health Care bills, here is some important information to remember. A brief history of big government programs: 1913: The income tax is made possible via Constitutional amendment. Critics protest that there is no top rate set, warning that the top rate might rise to as much as ten percent. They are | Read More »
This is all kinds of funny!
I took this right off of Fark.com. it was posted by ALANOCU: Obama Apologizes for Declaration of Independence WASHINGTON (AP) – Just in time for the document’s 233rd anniversary, President Barack Obama has issued an executive order apologizing to Great Britain for America’s Declaration of Independence in 1776. “It’s time to move away from the failed policies of the past,” said Obama during a Rose | Read More »
Micheal Jackson? What the hell is this!?!?!
Well, Micheal Jackson, the so called King of Pop died yesterday of heart failure. Micheal and I grew up together as I am also fifty years old and remember watching him and his family in their first ever appearance on the old Ed Sullivan show. He suffered the fate of many child stars and certainly never had a normal life. But I was amazed, and | Read More »
Another concern troll waxes eloquent
It seems that Richad Posner in his blog with Gary Becker, is all concerned with the anti-intellectualism of the modern conservative movement. Hat tip to Hawkins at Right Wing News for this one. Here is the excerpt and my reply I sense intellectual deterioration of the once-vital conservative movement in the United States. As I shall explain, this may be a testament to its success. | Read More »
What are the odds of conservatism making a comeback in our lifetime?
Doesn’t seem too good to me. Consider the following; On top of their powerful special interest groups, and the aid of the mainstream media and academia and the celebrities the Democrats will soon be able to add more to their arsenal. This huge slush fund will give billions to Acorn to fund political machine politics in amounts that can never be matched by the Republican | Read More »
The wheels continue to come off of the Global Warming hoax
Here are some interesting excerpts from the Senate report. “I am a skeptic…Global warming has become a new religion.” – Nobel Prize Winner for Physics, Ivar Giaever. “Since I am no longer affiliated with any organization nor receiving any funding, I can speak quite frankly….As a scientist I remain skeptical.” – Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Joanne Simpson, the first woman in the world to receive a | Read More »
Maybe we should just stop teaching the Classics.
Just a little NON-politics. Years ago, I floated through high school and college without reading many of the classic novels of literature. I did read Moby Dick, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Animal Farm, Anna Karenina(more about this one later), and Ivanhoe. That is about it. For all the rest of my book reports I relied on Cliff Notes, or Comics Illustrated (an invaluable source). | Read More »
The End of an Era
The End of an Era *From 1661 to 2008, It was a good run. * From time to time in the course of human events there exists new Ideas and new ways of thinking. These can have a profound effect upon history either for good or bad. It is my belief that this nation, and Great Britain before it, followed a new way of thinking, | Read More »
Massive Oil Reserves Found in Cuba
According to this: bbc(hat tip to Q&O) The Cubans might have a hoard of Black Gold next to them. But of course, we can’t develop our own, that might hurt the planet. Here is my prediction of a possible future: Reeling from one self imposed financial crises to the next, a desperate Obama administration gins up a series of Cuban “outrages” and then invades so | Read More »
Only chance for Victory
McCain has only one shot at winning now in the last month of the election. He has GOT TO go negative, and he has got to do it in a big way. There should be ads going out non stop showing him trying to pass his Freddie and Fannie reform Bill, and show how Obama and Biden were opposed. He has to wrap Obama around | Read More »
500 internal server errors are killing this site
It is almost gone, Noo ne can spend the time anymore fighting this thing.
Don’t like Ike
Well, just got my power back. I was right in the path of the storm. Houston has really pulled together. Just after the storm I went out with a detail of neighbors and we cut up the trees that had fallen across the road. Then yesterday we had a big neighborhood grilling party to use up all the meat in everyone’s freezers that would go | Read More »
Squaring the Circle
During the primary battles, and shortly thereafter, Some of us said they would not vote for McCain due to his many apostasies from conservative dogma. Since I am not a pure conservative myself I only said that I would support him IF and only if, he comes through with a decent running mate.
Tony Snow just died
here is the link, This is sad, Prayers and wishes to family here