CELEBRATING WITH A REALITY-BASED COMMUNITY
My wife and I spent a few hours with a reality-based community on November 1. Those few hours have made the last few days after the election much more bearable. While the Marine Corps’ official birthday is on November 10, the Marines with GS Ammunition Platoon, 4th Supply Battalion, held their birthday ball in Topeka a few days early.
The Funniest Video of the Election Year….
This video perfectly depicts how Obama supporters have infested the political landscape of the 2008 election. I literally have nothing else to add, except that this video is brilliant.
Election reveals our assumptions about the nation are wishful thinking
Listening to Mark Steyn on with Hugh Hewitt Thursday afternoon, and he made the point that Barack Obama’s appeal is a cultural one. No longer are our elections about perpetuating the vision of our founders, or about our values, or about what makes America unique in the world. Elections are now all about people’s perceptions of their own wants and desires, and validating those wants | Read More »
To all the Joe the plumbers & Tito the builders out there after election day
Well, after that election I am numb. I don’t have very many constructive comments at this time except to paraphrase the immortal words of Gen. Douglas MacArthur: We shall return!
As you know, this election decides many things: Do unions become puppet masters of Congress and the White House? Will our taxes go up? What about my 401(k) stability? Healthcare? Immigration? And more… Well, ATR has put together some educational voter guides on energy, taxes and labor. Enjoy! McCain vs. Obama on Energy Taxes McCain vs. Obama on Taxes: Which April 15 would you rather | Read More »
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 »
Your Vote Is The Most Valuable Possession You Have, Do Not Sell It Cheaply. It Cost Someone “The Fullest Measure Of Devotion”
This is cross posted at Smear The Fight This video will help sharpen your focus as you consider your vote this weekend. The U.S. faces many enemies throughout the world. Enemies, that despite their being “tiny” countries, do pose a real, present and future danger to the the U.S. and its allies, especially Israel. We cannot allow ourselves to lose the perspective of a future | Read More »
Sorry to bother you Mr. Obama, Sir
Excuse me Mr. Obama, I mean Senator Obama, sir. Um . . know you are busy and important and stuff. I mean running for president is very important and . . ah . . . I hate to bother you. I will only take a minute ok, sir?
Let Us Prey!
Barack Hussein is my shepherd, I shall not wantHe leadeth me beside the still factories.
Would we get what we deserve?
There have been comments here that should Obama win, we will get what we deserve. I think that is very far from the truth. I have had the privilege of living and visiting all over the country. I have found that the majority of people are generous and warm and giving. We give to charities, we give to churches, we give of our time. We | Read More »
Obama’s Tax Gap is Over $250K…Pay Up!
Guess what…If Barack Obama’s tax hike had been in place since 2001, he would have paid over $250,000 more in income taxes than he actually did. This assumes that the 33% bracket stayed at 36%, and that the 35% bracket stayed at 39.6%. Here’s the breakdown: 2001 – $420 2002 – $585 2003 – $910 2004 – $0 2005 – $60,257 2006 – $27,002 2007 | Read More »
On Mahjong and the American Electorate
My mother-in-law spends much of her day playing online games with her friends and playing computer Mahjong by herself. Last week she mentioned offhandedly that the game had stopped working. I told her that I’d take a look and see if I could fix it. Upon logging on to her computer I quickly realized that there was more wrong than just a broken game. She | Read More »
Bob Herbert, There You Go Again….[Updated]
As some of Redstate’s regular readers are aware, I have previously written diaries about Frank Rich and Nicholas Kristof. Well now, in part three of my series titled “Get to know a New York Times Columnist”, I will dissect Bob Herbert. Yesterday, Bob Herbert wrote a column that I felt needed a response. He started out by complaining about MN congresswoman Michelle Bachman (mind you, | Read More »
Conversation with my 7 year old about taxes and why Obama won’t win.
Last night, on the way home from school, my seven year old initiated a conversation about taxes. Son: Mom, what are taxes? Me: There are a lot of different taxes, which ones do you want to talk about? Son: I dunno, which one can you explain to me. Me: Well, let’s start with income tax. Say you work for someone and you make $100. Taxes | Read More »
When the Business Community Strays Far, Very Far, from the Reservation
Recently, in Human Events and in the DC Examiner I have referred to this election as the “Worker Freedom” election – indicating that this election will either make-it-or-break-it for Big Labor. Yet with the millions, or even billions, of dollars the business community and some trade associations represent, this election should not be the worker freedom election. Why? Because presumably, businesses (represented by the business | Read More »