What Can Government Do For You?

    In the wake of the financial crisis, there has been much ballyhooing about what the government will do to fix the aching economy. From bailouts to stimuli to Barack Obama personally filling the gas tank of Peggy Johnson, everyone is trying to reach their hands into the government coffers, hoping to pull out as many greenbacks as they can before seeing the inevitable bottom of | Read More »

    The Real Cost of Government Regulation is Paid With Human Lives

    The US government has set the price of a human life for the purposes of new regulations at 7 million dollars. The US government does a cost benefit analysis on proposed regulations to see if they make economic sense. This seems like a good idea. Certainly we don’t need regulations that have greater costs than benefits. Now, when it comes to health and safety regulations, | Read More »

    Observations from the Cheap Seats

    The numbers are staggering. An estimated $7.4 trillion has been spent by Congress and the Fed to bail out the various financial entities, insurers and industries. The $700 billion bailout package, over which there was much publicized angst, is but a bucket of sand in the Sahara, when compared against the actual costs associated with this financial crisis. And, the most disturbing part is that | Read More »

    And Now the Government Comes After the Bloggers?

    “Gubbmint isn’t the solution,” Ronald Reagan famously said. “Gubbmint is the problem!” Well, until Al Gore invented our wonderful Internet world, there were darn few ways we common citizens could highlight just what the “problem” of government was. But, happily, we bloggers have become the modern version of our Founders plying the pamphleteer’s trade. Now, via the incredible world of blogging, we can spy a | Read More »

    Tom Daschle At HHS

    I wrote a brief little something about the appointment of former Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle as the next Health and Human Services Secretary. But I really wish that prior to writing what I wrote, I had the chance to read this article first. Evidently, Daschle comes replete with conflicts thanks to past lobbying efforts and puts the incoming Administration–with its jeremiads against the lobbying | Read More »

    We Are the Problem We Need to Solve

    By ‘we’, I mean the collective populace of the country. The term ‘collective’ has a certain irony as we become a more socialistic nation, by the way, but I digress. The germ of this thought came about from two of my readings this morning concerning the issue of the potential Detroit bailout. The first was the transcript of the Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) appearance on | Read More »

    Having the alcoholic design his recovery plan

    The government will do “whatever it takes” to revive the economy, Obama said. That means “we shouldn’t worry about the deficit next year or even the year after,” he said, adding that in the short term, “the most important thing is that we avoid a deepening recession.” “Whatever it takes”? “Whatever“? Biggest lie of the millennium right there, folks. (Biggest lie of the previous millennium? | Read More »

    Democrats are my ex wife 5

    Obviously, I suppose, my first marriage was doomed. We had a world view incompatibilty situation. As my signature line indiactes, I do believe that none of us are without sin. I think that in any relationship there are sins of commission, ommission, and acquiescense. Sometimes we commit the wrong, sometimes we ignore, often without realizing it, the other party or our responsibilities, and sometimes we | Read More »

    Why not conservatism/small government?

    Clearly. Clearly the expanse of government is not doing this economy any good. Obama plans to expand government dramatically which also equates to more government spending. More government spending must be covered by the taxpayer. I sincerely believe in limited government. I think that smaller government benefits all. Less regulation, less taxation and less stress in general. Smaller government requires less money to run and | Read More »

    Reality Part II

    Our social contract ,The Constitution, is clear in absolute restraint of the Federal Governments authority. There are specific powers enumerated to Congress and the Executive. Everything else is retained by the States and the Citizens of the States. The 9th and 10th Amendments to the Constitution are the “Forgotten Men” if you will. They are completely absent in our political discourse. These two amendments are | Read More »

    We have not yet begun to fight

    Join the forces of 57 million Americans and counting.*Capitalists won’t surrender their capital, *Militias won’t surrender their guns, *Christians won’t surrender their faith, *Speakers won’t surrender their speech. A “rebel yell” or “a call to action” will not come from the command of a leader. It will come from the sound of the 1st attack made against any of these freedoms. Freedom wants you! 57 | Read More »

    President Lincoln Speaks

    Monday, March 4, 1861. President Abraham Lincoln makes his First Inaugural Address With civil war on the horizon, Lincoln addresses a divided nation. He tries to reassure the population and invokes the wisdom of the Almighty in the determination of whether the North or the South will prevail. He speaks of the rights of the states and of the people to hold the federal government | Read More »

    A New Found Outlook

    As I sat and watched the “11th hour”… I have decided to never fund another part of Hollywood, media, or any entity of such with my money(if I have any left in the reign of this new administration). We need to re-educate our children, to what AMERICA, truly means and STANDS for, leaving no child left behind for searching for this truth… I will thoroughly | Read More »

    To Barack & Michelle Obama

    Barack and Michelle Obama, you’re the ones trying to make this Presidential Race about ethnicity. We “Whiteys’ as Michelle refers to us are the ones who have opened our arms to all races, all countries and all religions. We’r e not sitting here on our soap box trying to derail Barack due to race. We believe in “One Nation Under God With Liberty and Justice | Read More »

    Dem’s always ignore this Law (and we all pay)

    We’ve all seen it, and you can make use of this Diary to recap the countless occurrences of, when Democrats do not think through the Legislation, Regulations, etc… that they push through and impose on Americans. They, without regard to reasoned objections, rule with the old 60’s philosophy of “If it Feels Good, Do It.” Anything that perpetuates Government (especially when it’s Liberals that will | Read More »