Those of us who were teenagers and young adults during the Eighties have been described as shallow, narcissistic, and youth-obsessed. All of this is true. As a member of the Baby Boomer-Generation X crowd, I can see how such criticism is warranted. I’m in my forties now, and in the midst of my mid-life crisis. I look back on a life of shallow endeavors, the | Read More »
When one of my grandkids birthday comes around, we give presents galore. When mom and dad have a birthday, we give them a hug and tell them we hope to see them next year, and laugh. With the passage of this healthcare bill that hug and hope mean even more. We hope we don’t get sick, especially after we go on medicare. We hope our | Read More »
No Utopias for Me, I’m an American!
I am an American; a birthright I am very proud to declare at every opportunity. As an American, I want to be free to live in the random world God has created for us. I don’t want it to be free of chaos or danger or injury or failure. That’s what makes the world what it is. And, I’m accepting of that frenetic state of | Read More »
, Free Will
, human nature
Obama Care has been, without a doubt, Eye opening to say the least!
When I stop to think of the history and all the side stories that have resulted from this disastrous piece of legislation I have to shudder and wonder is this just a highly visible example of what is, or has become, business a usual in Washington D.C.? I mean think about it, the Representative for the Majority has basically stated that despite knowing that a | Read More »
Uncle Obama’s Extortion Racket
Uncle Obama has gotten ahold of your credit card. And he’s amassing charges on it that – you – not he – are liable for. You can call the fraud line, you can call the police, you can call any politician or government agency, and they will all tell you the same thing. Shut up and pay up. Since misery loves company, you might feel | Read More »
Christmas and the Party Spirit
The party is starting to really heat up and spirits are soaring. A rally is fomenting and anxiety is skyrocketing. The health care bill is looking like death warmed over and subsistance farming is a growing business. If healthcare doesn’t pass many of our Democratic friends will have to actually find a job. Of course, most will become lobbyists, you know, the one person who Obama | Read More »
Joe Barton’s Folly – Congress Has Nothing More Important to Do Than to Run College Football?
I honestly don’t know what the hell happens to these people when they get to Washington. That city really is a deadly disease. Congressman Joe Barton (quasi-R – TX) apparently has so much time on his hands that he is teaming up with like-minded big-government nationalists to try to tell the American people and colleges around the nation how it must determine it’s college football | Read More »
Advancing American Greatness – Two Dramatically Different Views
Last week, President Obama convened a “job summit” at the White House. According to an article in the Washington Times, Obama took this action because he was “Facing rising unemployment rates and uncertain results from the stimulus bill.” When you consider that the list of invitees to this meeting did include liberal economists credited with shaping the $787 billion stimulus package, union leaders, environmental advocates, | Read More »
, US Congress
The purpose of a business is NOT to provide jobs!
The purpose of a business, small or otherwise, is NOT to provide jobs to the populace. The purpose of a business is to make money for the owners. For some reason, President Obama and the Democrats (i.e. liberals) believe that the existence of a business is to provide jobs regardless if they are needed or not. This sounds a lot like a government job. Hire | Read More »
The Law and the Attorney General
We have seen an explosion of antagonism regarding the decision to bring KSM and his cohorts into New York City to stand trial. This is not by accident either. This decision by Attorney General Holder, and President Obama to bring these terrorists to New York is one of three things; Incredibly naive, reckless disregard of the law, or treason against the people of the United | Read More »
The Reunification of the Mugwumps and the No-Nothings
In the quiet of a fall evening in November I see a movement in the woods. It is the Mugwumps and the No-Nothing parties of 1860 reunifying with a ritual burning of a liberal Democrat, in effigy, of course. They are discussing major events and the strategy to win. The problem is that no one knows whether they are the semiliberals, or the semiconservatives. They | Read More »
The Case of the Mysteriously Appearing(!) Stimulus Money
Cross-posted at Athens Runaway Remember when Ohio had 100 Congressional districts (District 00 through District 99)? My good friend Lynn Walsh from Ohio Watchdog does, and she’s been hard on The Case of the Phantom Stimulus Money ever since. Because she gets paid to annoy people by sticking her nose into—and disinfecting with sunlight—the gears of government, and probably because her letterhead is scary-looking, she | Read More »
Was Jesus A Socialist?
There is a charge among some left-leaning professed Christians that conservative social policies neglect Christ’s commission to minister to the poor. Does the parable of the sheep and the goats in Matthew 25 imply Christians should petition their government to enforce “redistributive justice?” Jack Clark thinks so. We excerpt Clark’s podcast, Blast the Right, and consider his “equivalent alternative solutions challenge;” it is fine to | Read More »
, Health Care
Wade Rathke and the Myth of ACORN
Wade Rathke, former chief organizer of the Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), spoke at the University of Memphis yesterday and expressed his dismay at the current predicament ACORN finds itself in: “Rathke stepped down from ACORN in 2008. Since his departure, ACORN’s been accused of voter registration fraud, embezzlement and worker misconduct. Hidden camera video made public earlier this year shows ACORN | Read More »
Corruption In High Places
It seems that we have hit a new low at the Federal level. With the pride of a snobby matron, Mary Landrieu decided to flaunt her corruption for the world to see. It is not surprising, unfortunately, that this kind of corruption is rampent in our nation’s capitol. We have seen a decline in trustworthiness coming out of Washington for the last two decades. The | Read More »