My Parents Are Terrorists!
Apparently, according to President Obama, my parents must be terrorists. First, I digress. One of my earliest childhood memories is hearing my parents talking one day about my grandparents coming to visit us for a meal, as they lived not too far away. My distinct recollection is my father saying to my mother, “My folks are coming for dinner.” That was the first time I | Read More »
Palin More Popular in Northeast? Huckabee Polls Best Against Obama?
The Rasmussen polls released yesterday reported on Mitt Romney’s and Sarah Palin’s competitive state against President Obama in 2012. Another reputable polling outfit, Public Policy, released its latest poll yesterday, with some interesting results: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_National_720.pdf Among other things, Sarah Palin appears to be more popular among Northeastern Republicans than in other parts of the country. http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2009/07/notes-on-palin-and-gop.html And, among four potential GOP contenders (Romney, Palin, Huckabee | Read More »
Universal Retirement: Socialism’s Grasp Tightens
The march toward Obama’s vision of total control of individual’s lives continues. From the authors of Universal Healthcare comes the sequel: Universal Retirement Savings: http://www.usnews.com/blogs/planning-to-retire/2009/06/05/should-retirement-savings-be-required.html This is an attempt to try to achieve the type of universal coverage in retirement that we are hoping to achieve in healthcare,” says Mark Iwry, Deputy Assistant for Retirement and Health Policy for the U.S. Treasury. That’s funny, the | Read More »
Jack Nicholson to Play Obama in New Movie. See Trailer.
Word out of Hollywood today that President Obama’s speech in Egypt has inspired Jack Nicholson to agree to play the lead in a new movie about U.S.-Iranian relations. See the trailer below. <object width=”320″ height=”265″><param name=”movie” value=”http://www.youtube.com/v/0A5lVv3gnUU&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0″></param><param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param><param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always”></param><embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/0A5lVv3gnUU&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowscriptaccess=”always” allowfullscreen=”true” width=”320″ height=”265″></embed></object>
Of Racial Politics and Supreme Court Nominations
I have two early observations about today’s announcement of Sonia Sotemayor as President Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Headline: “First Black President Nominates First Hispanic SC Justice.” Unfortunately both parts of this statement are inaccurate. Our president is not black but of mixed race. Sotemayor is not the first Hispanic nominee. FDR nominated an Hispanic justice (a Spanish-American). One broadcast journalist made the | Read More »
NYT: Obama May Revive Gitmo Military Tribunals
Reeling from his public relations disaster on handling the waterboarding issue, Obama may be backtracking on his decision to try Gitmo detainees in U.S. criminal courts. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30531510/ Our President is proving to be an enigma. On one hand, the longer he’s in office the more his innate liberal worldview becomes apparent. On the other hand, he occasionally admits the Bush Administration had it right. Let’s | Read More »
Bank of AmerObama — It’s Here to Stay
Any talk of the federal bail out of troubled banks being a temporary act of the government can now be put to rest. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123879833094588163.html How many of you thought that once the troubled banks were stabilized, they would start repaying the government? Well the government, it seems, doesn’t want the money back. Even banks who didn’t want TARP money to begin with — and were | Read More »
Another Obama Diplomacy Gaffe
Tonight’s Drudge headline features a photo of our President “yucking” it up with his fellow world leaders in a photo op. (For some reason I can’t paste the photo into this diary). President Obama has his arm around another world leader as he stands behind the President of China giving the classic All-American “thumbs up” sign…a symbol known in the U.S. as “ready to go.” | Read More »
“Straight from the Horse’s Mouth”
Random thoughts from an often warped mind… A friend asked me why McCain didn’t fare better in Tuesday’s election. I told him, “McCain was like an injured AA baseball player competing against a thoroughbred horse in a race officiated by Russian judges.” (I enjoy mixing as many sports metaphors into a single sentence as possible). This sentence encapsulates the three principles behind McCain’s loss: 1) | Read More »
Mr. Ed’s Nayings (formerly Mr. Ed’s Musings)
Random thoughts from an often warped mind… Has anyone ever considered whether a progressive tax structure violates the Equal Establishment Clause of the Constitution? And speaking of progressive taxes: wouldn’t a “flat rate tax” also be considered “progressive”? After all, if a flat rate tax of 20% were in effect, a household with income of $100,000 would pay $20,000 in taxes and a household with | Read More »
Straight from the Horse’s Mouth
More random thoughts from an often warped mind… My new favorite television program: “Beyond the Politics,” hosted by Bill Bennett on CNN (that’s right…CNN). I just finished watching the premier episode. A roundtable of intelligent people having a reasonable and rational discussion about deep and important issues facing our country. Good job, Bill. I hope this is a harbinger of things to come. My new | Read More »