The Roots of Corruption: How did we get here, and how do we get out?
(cross-posted at Society for Independent Thinking) Though it is not completely without a sense of schadenfreude that I watch the Chicago Democrat party implode, this recent Blagojavich scandle has gotten me thinking about the nature of political corruption in general. And about the simple fact that, as much as we’d like it to be, the Republican Party is not immune to the corruption of power, | Read More »
Courting the Nobama vote
Obama is polling pretty well. This is not a statement intended to get me into some drawn out and pointless argument over the validity of polls; it is merely a statement of fact. The fact is, even if we, the GOP, manage to pull this thing out, it is very likely going to be very close. If we do not want Obama to win, then, | Read More »
Chris Dodd Farts in Room; Demands to Know Who Dealt It
Something stinks in the Legislature… and it ain’t the chili. Chris Dodd’s senate investigation on the failure of the economy has the same cynical reek as did OJ Simpson’s vow to find Nicole’s killer. As the Wall Street Journal noted yesterday: At today’s hearing, his mission is to weave a tale that somehow manages to avoid mentioning his own role in this debacle. That won’t | Read More »
BDS and Beyond
I recently picked up a copy of Misunderestimated (Bill Sammon, 2004), an excellent book so far, and one that I would recommend to anyone interested in hearing unfiltered truth about President Bush and his administration. The first chapter in this book is called “Rise of the Bush Haters,” and talks about the devolution from simple political discourse to the hate-filled rants, violence and liberal vitriol | Read More »
Gov. Richardson: George W. Bush should have saved the economy from the Democrats — wait, what was the question?
Bill Richardson was on Fox News this morning discussing Obama’s economic plan. Not much to write home about, but if you had the stomach to sift through (or even sit through) the BS, there were a couple of gems worth noting. Fox: (after Richardson talks about CEOs and golden parachutes) isn’t it true, though, they were getting the golden parachutes during the Clinton years as | Read More »
A petition to get Sarah Palin on Oprah? Really?
Okay, I get that Oprah is a media icon, with a large slice of every venue ‘media’ has to offer. I really do understand that. And, like many of you, I rolled my eyes in disgust when she stated she was declining to allow Sarah Palin on her show before the election, because she didn’t want her show to be a political outlet. But, this | Read More »
Obama: Empty suit, empty words, empty head
(via oo7angel, h/t Rod Patrick) People can debate whether or not this falls under the definition of “plagiarism.” But I find it interesting that some of Obama’s “Best” stuff is often other peoples’. For example: or: and (last three videos from Chrisoh7) By the way, I note I’m using videos compiled by other people. Ironic, no? I’m also giving them credit for it. Get the | Read More »
New RNC Ad: not a good play.
This is a great ad, in the sense that it makes Obama look like a bad guy, fires up the female demographic and makes Republicans laugh. Here’s my problem with it: it’s a deliberate misrepresentation of what actually happened: Now, Obama can be taken to task for misrepresenting McCain’s views. He can be taken to task for, through his actions and voting record, defining “Change” | Read More »
American Pride and Personal Triumph: Thoughts on Day 1 (take 2) of the Republican National Convention
I had a really bad day yesterday. I’m not going to waste anybody’s (or my) time in describing it, but suffice to say, I came home in not the best of moods. Tuning in to the Republican National Convention, I started on MSNBC, which my wife had begun recording for me until I got home. The team of Olbermann and Matthews (among the least professional | Read More »
I’m a ReTHUG… **Cough** I mean, REPUBLICAN
I’m a die-hard Republican. I voted for Chimpy… er… I mean… Bush twice, and I have a James Dobson Squeezy doll. But this VP pick by McLa — um, McCain is just really inappropriate. At least that’s what all TRUE reTHU — Repulicans think. Like me. ‘Cuz that’s what I am. Yup. Totally a Republican! All Moms who have abortoins should be SHOT! See? I’m | Read More »
Just what the hell is going on down there?
(cross-posted at Independent Thinking) Though you won’t hear it from most major news outlets, Washington Times (along with Newsmax, WND and UPI) reports that a US border patrol agent was recently held at gunpoint by Mexican troops — on United States Soil. According to the report, Mexican soldiers crossed the border in a fairly isolated location, approached the border agent (who has not been identified) | Read More »
Having already decided to cage protesters during the Colorado Democratic National Convention (sorta makes that whole “Democratic” part of that seem somehow disingenuous, no?), and have delegates pass by and look at them like a zoo exhibit, the Denver City Council has also found it necessary to ensure protesters don’t also act like their fellow zoo critters. The Council voted 12-0 on an ordinance forbidding, | Read More »
The Nanny Congress and Tobacco
(cross-posted at Society for Independent Thinking) On Wednesday, a not-well-publicized vote went to Congress, to turn over the regulation of tobacco to the FDA. The bill, of course, puts more money into the FDA to combat smoking, in the latest federal attempt to keep adults from taking care of themselves as they see fit. John McCain approves of the measure. So does Barack Obama. And, | Read More »