Reality Descends – On PSU and America
I’ve never quite reached the level of alienation in my contrarian ideology where I turn into an individual like Heath Ledger’s Joker character. I’m not quite able to just want it all to burn. Thus it makes me stop and take a breath when someone I like and respect blogs that “I didn’t become a conservative to defend our glorious social order. In fact, I | Read More »
More broadly, ….those who donated the most to Mr. Obama and the Democratic Party ….were far more likely to visit the White House than others. Among donors who gave $30,000 or less, about 20 percent visited the White House, according to a New York Times analysis that matched names in the visitor logs with donor records. But among those who donated $100,000 or more, the | Read More »
Senator Scott Brown Vs NOAA
This morning, I’m proud of a member of The Republican Party in the US Senate. And no, I haven’t flipped my lid or smoked from a hookah. Senator Scott Brown took to the well of the Senate and heaped condign excoriation on one of the most utterly corrupt, venal and disingenuous US Government agencies that afflicts the American Taxpayer. The Agency is NOAA and Senator | Read More »
Secretary Sebelius, Meet The Anti-Deficiency Act.
It is “unacceptable that HHS fails to maintain accurate financial records and fails to adhere to federal law designed to protect taxpayer dollars from mismanagement and waste,” Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La., wrote in a Monday letter to the department’s secretary, Kathleen Sebelius. (HT:Federal Times) The USG may not appear to have a very tight wrap on how and where it’s | Read More »
Another Argument For Smaller Government: Let’s Make Amerika The Good-Guys Again
“We’ve been a little bit lazy over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted — ‘Well, people would want to come here’ — and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new businesses into America.” – President Barack H. Obama fires up the troops. (Ht: Brietbart.com)
Welcome To The Liars’ Club – American Science Succumbs to Winner’s Curse
There is increasing concern that most current published research findings are false.…Moreover, for many current scientific fields, claimed research findings may often be simply accurate measures of the prevailing bias. -Ioannidis JPA (2005) Why Most Published Research Findings Are False. PLoS Med 2(8): e124. (HT: Public Library of Science) Modern American Science may no longer be reliable or believable. There have and always will be | Read More »
Would You Trust These Jerk-Offs To Run Anything?
Just 22 percent of respondents said they can trust the government “almost always” or “most of the time,” marking the lowest confidence rating in half a century. (HT: Pew Research Center) The American People do not trust or respect the people in charge of their government. A satirist would at this point comment that he or she isn’t terribly fond of transacting business with Goldman | Read More »
David Obey, Maxine Waters and The Plague of Unearned Exceptionalism
So why then do we have this scene? We have it because our society has banned failure and thereby enstupidated the population to the point where a random sample of possible Congressmen and Congresswomen will contain a large volume of Obeys and Waterses. They are a mirror of our dysfunctional, modern society.
America will only be exceptional when we stop making exceptions. We can become exceptional again when we demand it from ourselves and our leaders. I can’t un-elect either David Obey or Maxine Waters. I don’t live in either of their districts.
I can take a stand where I live. So may you, I pray that you shall. We are not now an exceptional nation. We will not again be exceptional until David Obey and Maxine Waters are the exception; not the rule.
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