Enough with earmark demagoguery.
Any reasonable observer of our political system will tell you that the earmark process needs honest reform. From the notorious bridge to no where to money spent on various home district pet projects. Still, while proven reformers like Representative Jeff Flake and Senator John McCain from Arizona lead the way, others try to mimic their actions for personal gain. There were two such instances here | Read More »
Bipartisanship? Responsibility? LOL WUT!
If reports from the Wall Street Journal and the Hill are correct, then the Obama administration will be making unprecedented grabs of power in depth, breadth and perhaps most concerning the speed at which the expansion of government control will increase. To start off, Obama is promising unions that the Orwellian named Employee Free Choice Act will pass. The legislation allows unions to bypass a | Read More »
ABC News: Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban
Remember during the campaign when Senator Claire McCaskill and Barack Obama visited Springfield, Missouri and announced that he wasn’t a gun grabber? Similarly, anyone remember when people such as my self warned other wise pointing to Obama’s record when he voted on matters in the Illinois state legislature which proved other wise? Yesterday guess who proved to be correct? ABC News published a story yesterday | Read More »
What to fear from bank nationalization.
There is a reason why bank nationalization was a core tenet of Marxism and the old Soviet model of government. Those who control the central flow of money also control a large tool which will either empower or enslave the population. What do I mean by this? Lets look at the recently passed “stimulus” package dubbed “porkulus” by many of us in the grass roots. | Read More »
Bond, Rodriguez should recieve asterisk in Hall.
Readers of this blog know how much I loathe Barry Bonds because of his use of steroids. Similarly, I offer no such reprieve for A-Rod after the recent revelation of his taking PEDs. Do I give him props for being a man and owning the problem? Yes. However both Rodriguez and Bond should never, ever be portrayed in the same light as Hank Aaron, Babe | Read More »
Will Sarah Steelman really run? (updated)
While most people in Missouri aren’t even thinking about the U.S. Senate race for Missouri in 2010, those in political operation and media are certainly chomping at the bit for any piece of news. Most are simply reporting news and by passing up on gossip opportunities. This certainly is not the case with KY3 “political reporter” David Catanese. Over the past few weeks Catanese posted | Read More »
Congressman Frank: TARP’s comp curbs could be extended to all businesses
You read that correctly. House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank is reported as saying that restrictions on executive pay “would apply to all financial institutions and might be extended to include all U.S. Companies.” If you believe this is limited to solely Congressman Frank, think again. Financial weekly says that Frank and the Obama administration “seem to be in synch” when it comes to | Read More »
American Roots part one: Common Sense by Thomas Payne.
I want to start an educational series of sorts which focus on the foundations of our nation and what make it great. For those who might think it involves some fundamental insertion of government into our lives, you would be wrong. In fact each and every time government has asserted its self as the absolute answer to our problems it failed us. Whether it be | Read More »
Dear RNC Candidates: Stop talking past us.
I will keep this simple ladies and gentleman. Since before Fred Thompson was defeated last year I have felt this emptiness of leadership in our party and nation. Instead of confronting issues and meeting them head on with solid policy we get a daily feed of precisely calculated buzz words and balanced press releases. The result? You tell me. What concerns me is this continued | Read More »
Cookie to person who tells me what is wrong with this picture.
I am sure some of us read the headline over the past couple of days about Democrat chairman in the House of Representatives getting steamed and so forth, but did anyone read the article? Whats more, do people really understand what the underlying problem is and why it is so pearlous for America to continue with the issue that is raised in the article. No, | Read More »
Anyone else have a problem with these two news items?
I dont mind telling you guys out there, some of this is down right out bone chilling. First there is a story burried in a story regarding Charlie Rangel’s proposal to bring back the draft. You heard me right, Charlie Rangel is trying to push a bill to bring back the military draft. I am guessing that it will die on the floor or might | Read More »
Congressman Blunt on Democrat changes in House Rules.
A news story which hasnt made any news at all, but is of utmost importance is the Democrats doing away with “prompt” Motion to Recommits. Not only did this motion break with more than a hundred years of tradition in the House of Representatives, but it severly restricts any voice or rights which the minorty has. I asked Congressman Blunt a few questions on the | Read More »
Happy New Year.
Yes, I am still here and kicking. I am simply needed to take a much needed break. There are many things which are on my mind in the forthcoming 2009 year including who Americans will turn to in their time of need: Government, or God. This may sound like a silly question, but in times past it always seems that the American public at large | Read More »
OPEC looking to jack oil prices back to $70 to $90 dollar a barrel range.
If there is any question on whether the United States should still persue a drill here, drill now policy; this should answer. OPEC is looking to cut production further in an effort to shock oil prices back to the $70 to $90 a dollar barrel range.
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Drawing the Lines of Battle: Obama seeks required community service for kids.
I wrote a few days ago about being our obligation as citizens (and Christians) to participate in our democracy. Agree and work toward compromise when possible, but fight tooth and toe nail on areas which are just plain wrong – morally or other wise. Going over the President-Elect’s website there was an interesting section on public service which should be brought to light. The Obama | Read More »
I want to start off this morning by acknowledging Barack Obama’s moment in history. His victory is not to be demeaned or degraded. America spoke clearly and it said it wanted change and was not happy with its current economic situation. It is okay to be discouraged, frustrated and even scared a little given President Elect Obama’s past legislative history and Constitutional beliefs.
The Christian Citizen part two: Christian obligations as a citizen.
A couple weeks ago as I sat in my church’s video control room during the singing part of the service I picked up a copy of the November issue of the Baptist Bible Tribune, the magazine for the Baptist Bible Fellowship International, as its cover drew my attention. On its cover were the words “O give thanks unto the Lord” with a qoute from John | Read More »
Being a Christian – Citizen part 1: The responsibility to vote.
I am going to post two part series over the next day or so regarding our as citizens in this great nation of ours, and why it matters. While it is true that God is sovereign and ultimately in control – he does give us choices with consequences, just as he did Isreal. In that vein I would like to present an article written by | Read More »
Being a Christian – Citizen part 1: The responsibility to vote.
I am going to post two part series over the next day or so regarding our as citizens in this great nation of ours, and why it matters. While it is true that God is sovereign and ultimately in control – he does give us choices with consequences, just as he did Isreal. In that veign I would like to present an article written by | Read More »
Workforce.com: “House Democrats Contemplate Abolishing 401(k) Tax Breaks”
iding underneath the recent political radar is a proposal being looked at by House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, D-California, and Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Washington to remove tax breaks given to people who invest into their 401k. The plan is based on ideas from Teresa Ghilarducci, professor and analyst for the New York School for Social Research. The proposal centers around forcing people | Read More »