Classic Liberal Thought Process

    This morning as I flipped through the radio stations I came across an NPR news broadcast that really astounded me with its completely illogical, and classically liberal, train of thought. The topic was German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit with Russian diplomats to “discuss” the Georgian “crisis”. The NPR reported pointed out that Russia voted against NATO membership for Georgia earlier this year and is one | Read More »

    Russia’s Tactics Not New

    I have not been a member of RedState for long, and this is my first post. I have greatly enjoyed reading all of the posts made and the emphasis placed on conservative principles and practices. Keep it up! However, in all of the coverage of the Russia/Georgia war there is one aspect which I have not seen stated anywhere, but which I believe has a | Read More »

    MI Morning Update 8-15-2008

    DaysUntil Election Day: 81 August 15, 2008 MORNING UPDATE: McCAIN NATION HOUSE PARTIES…COUNTY CONVENTIONS…thousands of activists around the country last evening participated in “McCain Nation” conferences nationwide. NY Mayor Rudy Guliani was the special guest with Cindy McCain and top strategist Charlie Black.  It was very impressive and many county parties throughout Michigan participated. As many county parties held McCain Nation events during their conventions…the | Read More »

    The Sinister Cheney-Putin-Bush Triangle

    sarcasm I’m surprised it actually took this long for the link to be uncovered. It is so obvious. Putin is on McCain’s campaign committee and realized drastic measures were necessary to assure McCain’s victory. The whole invasion of small, peripheral nations which is so uncharacteristic of the Russians, now makes sense. /sarcasm How long before the conspiracy theorists at the Kos latch on to this | Read More »

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    The Price Of Aggression

    In recent days, Russian government officials have been fond of telling their American counterparts that the United States should choose between a friendship with Russia and supporting its “special project” in Georgia. What the Russians need to understand, of course, is that they face a choice of their own: Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned Thursday that if Russia doesn’t pull back from its fighting in | Read More »

    BREAKING: NATO Reaction To Georgia/Russia War

    At last! NATO has come out with a statement regarding the Russian invasion of Georgia. Here’s the response from NATO:

    Poland and US Ink Missile Deal

    The US and Poland have reached agreement today on the installation of missile interceptors on Polish territory. Interestingly, the Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, announced the deal on national television. The two countries had been negotiating a deal for quite some time. The US views the system as primarily a defense against missile threats from rogue states such as Iran. The Poles have, obviously, other | Read More »

    House Republicans to Senate: “I’m With Stupid”

    Thanks to Brian Johnson for stopping by to post this. Brian is is a Federal Affairs Manager and Energy Policy Analyst at Americans for Tax Reform and has been quite helpful to me in understanding this compromise plan. — Erick Yes my friends, I am speaking of the infamous “Gang of Ten” and their fantastically suicidal energy plan (well, at least for five of them). | Read More »

    MI Morning Update 8-14-2008

    82 DaysUntil Election DayAugust 14, 2008 QUOTE OF THE DAY:“This is not 1968 and the invasion of Czechoslovakia, where Russia can threaten its neighbors, occupy a capital, overthrow a government and get away with it. Things have changed.” Condoleezza Rice, the US Secretary of State MORNING UPDATE: McCAIN IN MICHIGAN…a very successful day raising money, motivating the troops and doing a series of press interviews | Read More »

    Saxby Chambliss on the Radio This Morning

    Tomorrow is my last day on the radio here at WMAC. But, until 9am tomorrow, I’ll still be having fun. Today, at 8:30 a.m. EDT, I’ll be speaking with Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) about the Gang of 10 Energy Deal. You can listen here. You can call in at 866-940-9622. I want to get into the details with Senator Chambliss, who has now joined Senator | Read More »


    The more serious an international situation gets, the less serious certain American pundits get. Can we all agree now that people like Robert Scheer are beyond the pale? This should have been obvious eons ago. Unless Scheer has a plausible theory on how “neoconservatives” induced Russia to attack Georgia, paying him to write columns is pretty much as useful as resurrecting the memory of Edsel | Read More »

    If I May Be So Bold . . .

    It is good that the President is sending Condi Rice to Georgia and having Secretary Gates organize humanitarian relief. But why stop there? What may be needed to resolve this crisis is a dramatic move by the President himself to highlight the gravity of Russia’s violation of Georgian territory and that may involve the President himself going to Georgia, standing side by side with Mikhail | Read More »

    John McCain Was Very Presidential Today.

    John McCain held a press conference today regarding the escalating situation in Georgia. He welcomed the steps that are being taken, but believes more must be done to ensure the security and stability of the nation of Georgia. He showed great concern for the loss of innocent life. He refused to allow the reporters to get him to respond to attacks from the Obama campaign | Read More »

    Thank God He is Letting the Adults Handle This

    Off of the top of my head the Georgian-Russian conflict has taught us a few lessons and exposed to us a few truths. Number 1 is that sometimes countries don’t always listen to what we say or do what we ask. President Bush has told Russia to draw back their troops to the contested territories and yet Russia has refused. Now I’m not 100 percent | Read More »

    The Stakes are Raised in the Russo-Georgian War

    Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko has recognized what is at stake in the ongoing Russo-Georgian War (I say ongoing because there is no evidence that the Russians intend to stop killing anytime soon regardless of their protestations) even if our own government has had a great deal of difficulty in coming to grips that Russia has ceased being an ally, partner, or competitor and is now | Read More »