Redux: Learning about the Office of Sustainability
On a personal level, as individuals, if we were going to cut back on spending, we’d probably review our expenditures in the context of luxuries versus needs in order to identify the most feasible places to make reductions, right? The same could be said about government functions. We have branches and roots of various local, state and government functions that a lot of us have | Read More »
Do We Really Need Local Offices of Sustainabilty?
Disclaimer: I am trying to be sensitive to the expressed wishes of the management of Red State in how I am presenting this information. In connection with other site links provided with this diary, there could be information interpreted as “conspiratorial”. This afternoon, I came across this article about recent actions on the part of the commission of Carroll County, Maryland, to abolish the country’s | Read More »
Doubling Down on Community Organizing
Regardless of where we each stand across the conservative spectrum or what our differences might be on other issues, if there was ever a time for us to have a meeting of the minds….this is it. I’m just going to quote a few points from this article and hope this inspires those of us who might be discouraged or disappointed at the moment to dig | Read More »
The Third Lantern and the Issa Files: A Desperate Attempt to Hide the Truth
We’ve all seen examples of the complete disregard for the laws of this country that is often and frequently displayed in the actions of Democrats. From the POTUS on down, they have turned up their nose (quite literally) time and time again to any suggestion that they, as citizens of this nation, should be held accountable for their actions from a legal viewpoint. After all, | Read More »
Regarding Election Fraud: Feedback appreciated
The discussion about who supports what and where they stand among various groups could take a while. In the meantime, I’ve been wondering if perhaps those of us here at RS could put our heads together and make a productive use of our time on an issue that is likely to affect us all in 2012…ELECTION FRAUD!!! There’s plenty of evidence to indicate how rampant | Read More »
BREAKING: Follow up to Dr. Gosnell and the State of Pennsylvania
I’ve been waiting to see how this particular case would progress, and today it was announced that the lawlessness of state agencies involved in the Gosnell case will be held accountable for failing to abide by the law. For those who may be unfamiliar with the case of Dr. Gosnell, he is a physician residing in the state of Pennsylvania who has been operating an | Read More »
Obama’s New Speech to the Chamber of Commerce
Earlier today, President Obama gave a speech to the Chamber of Commerce (Yes, Again!!!). Here’s a link to the full context of the speech if you care to read it yourself. Basically what is included in the speech is that America is a great nation with a history of being innovative and creative, of stimulating trade (not only to our own benefit but the benefit | Read More »
With Hypocrisy and Gov’t. Intervention on the Menu…I’ll Eat at Home
Okay, so it is Monday morning, and this is a small irritant compared to what is happening in Egypt…but I’m finding the total hypocrisy of the entire “nutritional debate” so extraordinarily ludicrous today that I just had to put some of these thoughts in black and white. Most of us who have been paying attention know the subtle (and occasionally not-so-subtle) battle going on in | Read More »
Why Can’t Some Republican Representatives Just Say “Not Now” to Mass Transit?
That’s all they have to do is to say, “No, not now, we can’t afford it, mass transit isn’t our top priority. Our top priority is reducing the deficit, not increasing it”. According to this article, the top two Republican members of the House Transportation Committee, Rep. Bull Shuster (R-PA) and Rep. John Mica (R-FL), are backing up President Obama’s high-speed rail initiative. Granted, they | Read More »
TSA Shuts Down New Private Screening Contractors
The Screening Partnership Program, which is a program that allows airports to replace government screeners with private contractors who wear TSA-like uniforms, meet TSA standards and work under TSA oversight, was shut down on Friday by TSA chief John Pistole because he “does not see an advantage to the program.” “I examined the contractor screening program and decided not to expand the program beyond the | Read More »
A Creative Way For Families to Learn About Socialism: The Waiting Game
I picked this up from Neil’s RED HOT link. “A Polish research institute has developed a board game to teach young people about life under Communism. In the game, which is inspired by Monopoly, players must wait in endless lines at stores for scarce goods. For added realism, they have to put up with people cutting in line and products running out – unless they | Read More »
Why Not American-Made Goods?
When it comes to the title of this diary, “Why Not American Made Goods?”, the series of events that I am about to relate here and the response on the part of this one company indicate the kind of corporate mentality that we are up against if we want to try compete with foreign goods. As people read this…I’m not telling anyone anything that most | Read More »
New England’s “Gulf Oil Spill”…Could It Turn NE Red???
This story begins with my reading through Rush Limbaugh’s “Stack of Stuff Quick” and coming across the title “Barney Frank Throws Fit Over Fishing Regulations”. My first reaction was “What is Barney Frank up to now”? The situation, however, isn’t funny at all. As Rush stated, this could be New England’s “gulf oil spill”, and the hard cold reality of it is that it means | Read More »
Westboro Church Planning Protest At Victims’ Funerals
To all of us who mourn for and with the families of those who died during the events in Tucson on Saturday, we wish only for victims to be put to rest in peace now. For the love of all that is right and good in this world, we can still give them that much of dignity at least. The Westboro Baptist Church apparently disagrees. | Read More »
BREAKING: Rep. Giffords Shot During Public Appearance
Here’s a link to the detail so far. http://www.npr.org/2011/01/08/132764367/congresswoman-shot-in-arizona Apparently, Ms. Giffords was shot in the head. I’ve been attempting to find out reports regarding her condition but haven’t found any as yet. Our prayers go out to Ms. Giffords and other individuals involved in this incident.
Hey, Mr. Brooks, Thanks for Making Conservative Argument on Why Obamacare Should Be Repealed.
In this interview with Meet The Press, Harry Reid says that the media sees efforts to repeal Obamacare as being a waste of time. Really, Mr. Reid? Apparently some of the media disagree with you. In this article written by David Brooks over the NYT, not only does the author present that it is possible Republicans can repeal Obamacare but he also presents a logical, | Read More »
Conservative Innovation Can Contribute to Continuity of Leadership
This diary is primarily in response to a diary posted by Wonkish1 entitled “Conservative Innovation – The Long War”. Wonkish1’s diary emphasizes the concept that conservatives will have to become more creative and innovative in how we approach things if we want to resolve the issues our nations if facing. Of all the peoples across the face of the globe who value individualism, liberty, freedom, | Read More »
The Society of Burdens to Society
I got some news yesterday from a friend that I just have to share with RS readers. I think you’ll enjoy it. This is about four senior citizens in our area, all ladies in their seventies, who for all intents and purposes were content to just be retirees…until President Obama and his legion of socialists came along. Now, these ladies call themselves “The Society of | Read More »
Now, Coming Your Way… Death Panels 2, The Sequel
Here we go again. Put on the battle armor and let’s get on with it. From today’s NYT, provided to you by the grand Democratic leaders of this nation: Death panels, coming to you beginning Jan 1, 2011, as a service provided by your primary care physician who will be paid for these “end of life” interviews with taxpayer money. Get this part of the article: | Read More »
Feedback needed: PHRs
I’m in need of feedback on this, and plenty of it, so any and all comments are welcome, both positive and negative. This is also a diary post about a step up in personal accountability that is going on within our household. The following information is for the purpose of setting the background to this diary post. There’s a family member in our household who | Read More »