Does Anyone Know A 12-Step Program For Hypocrisy?
I admit it, I’m an addict and I need help. I can’t kick this by myself. I’ve tried, time and time again; it’s just so easy to get a fix. I’m a hypocrisy junkie, no matter how hard I try, it’s everywhere! It’s ruining my marriage, not that I have to steal to get a buzz, but the constant Fox News on the TV, Talk | Read More »
Remember New York 23!
Dede is gone, throwing her support behind the Democrat in the final proof of her worth as a Republican. This race was advertised as our “Hill To Die On”, it is only fitting to continue in a military venue. On the eve of the election in NY 23 Doug Hoffman finds himself as our modern day William Travis, standing on the walls of the Alamo. | Read More »
The Government Goes a-Viking
It is always a temptation to a rich and lazy nation, To puff and look important and to say: “Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you. We will therefore pay you cash to go away.” And that is called paying the Dane-geld; But we’ve proved it again and again, That if once you have paid him the | Read More »
The American Aristocracy: Those Favored Few, Booted and Spurred
America is about to lose its republican form of government, the once vaunted phrases in the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving | Read More »
The “New” Intolerable Acts
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana The Seven Years War, the French and Indian War in the American Colonies, had left the British Monarchy with a debt of £133 million. In an attempt to repay this deficit the British Parliament began to levy additional taxes on the Colonies. For ten years following the war, 1764-1774, a succession of | Read More »
Cass Sunstein: The Second Bill Of Rights and the Death of “Government By the Consent of the Governed”
Glen Beck and Fox News have been publicizing more information about Cass Sunstein since their success in the ouster of Van Jones. Of course, that had no effect on our elected representatives who voted 57-40 to confirm Sunstein as the head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. Beck has been concentrating on Sunstein’s stance on Animal Rights and a 2007 call for the | Read More »
White House Readies For Reconciliation Roulette
A piece on The Hill today speculates on White House maneuvering setting the stage to use reconciliation to pass Obamacare. From Sam Youngman: (emphasis mine throughout) “By offering Republicans olive branches during his address to Congress on Wednesday, Obama has set up a win-win situation. If GOP lawmakers embrace compromise, a healthcare bill would pass Congress easily. But the more likely scenario is that Republicans | Read More »
Censure Joe Wilson? Do They Really Want To Go There?
Article I, Section 5 of the Constitution states that, “Each House [of Congress] may determine the Rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two-thirds, expel a member.” Censure is a less severe form of disciplinary action that does not remove a Senator or Congressman from office but is a serious black mark on their standing and career. | Read More »
Unconstitutional, So What?
Accusations of “unconstitutionality” have not been uncommon; but they are heard with increasing frequency of late. Czars, Obamacare, Crap and Tax, the “fishy” email collection, the 2010 census, Obama is batting .500 against the Constitution. When I hear these accusations the first thing I think of is the Supreme Court, aren’t they the final arbiter of constitutionality? One of the walls of the Supreme Court | Read More »
Of Thousand Page Bills
The Porkulus was 1,073 pages, Crap and Tax was 1,201 pages but does that include the 300 page, 3:00 AM amendments? I’m not sure but what are a few hundred pages between friends? Now Obamacare weighs in at 1,017 pages. Our elected representatives assure us that bills such as this are necessary to ensure the laws resulting from these monstrosities are enforced as planned. Somehow, | Read More »