Josh Levin at Slate has a long, interesting article – more like a short online book – about the original “welfare queen,” a Chicago woman named Linda Taylor. She did a lot more than just scam welfare benefits, but that’s what she became most infamous for, back in the 1980s. Actually, I’d wager most modern readers don’t realize there was a specific person behind the | Read More »
Is a military coup even possible?
“Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be.” In today’s world of counting coup via website views, click-trolling using inflammatory headlines can be found everywhere. Sound bites from politicians, celebrities, and public figures are routinely taken out of context to produce accurate verbiage but misleading intent. Websites, who will remain nameless, | Read More »
Veterans Day 2012: Our Veterans Deserve Better Than High Unemployment & A Backlog of Disability Claims
As we prepare to honor U.S. veterans on Sunday, it needs to be acknowledged that under the Obama administration, the backlog of veterans’ disability claims jumped by 179 percent. That translates into 883,949 outstanding claims, according to Veterans Administration (VA) statistics. This represents a near-record high, with 65.8 percent of claims having been backlogged for 125 days or more. Also tragic is the fact that | Read More »
A Father’s Endless Love
On this father’s day, I remembered the last moments of my dad’s “earthly” life as he laid motionless in his bed, surrounded by family and friends as he died from cancer. The room was so crowded there was just enough room for one person to leave and another to enter. This life incident taught me that no one could ask for anything better than to | Read More »
Governor Perry, I have the ‘temerity’ to suggest: Will you change the horse you ride out on?
Temerity-Excessive confidence or boldness; audacity: “no one had the temerity to question his conclusions.” The first time I heard a living person use the word, The Speaker described the ‘rebellion’ that came from the house leadership and removed him from his position as Speaker. Old words, old ideas from a different age of black and white, right and wrong, an age where the Speaker’s authority | Read More »
Prognosticating the Paucity of World Economies & Money Aggregates; Declaring the Abundance of Divine Providence
Fellow citizens, you’re being cheated! “By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a | Read More »
Andrea Mitchell is Wrong…Sarah Palin is Welcome at Rolling Thunder
Anyone Surprised by Andrea Mitchell being wrong? I didn’t think so. Last night, NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and Lauren Stephenson reported that the veterans group Rolling Thunder had not invited Sarah Palin to their annual ride taking place this weekend and were dumbfounded when Palin announced her participation as the start of her bus tour. Under the headline “Stealing Their Thunder,” Mitchell suggested that Palin was | Read More »
If it is character and honor that guide men to honor their “truces” then we would all be wise to judge the validity of the “truce” called by those that have neither.
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Veterans Day Speech – “Escape From Cuba”
Little backstory: During the last few days of the election, I was at a gas station handing out GOTV handcards to local people. One guy I happen to give out one of my handcards to, was an artist by the name of Skip Keller. He makes postcards out of old WWII war effort posters, with permission of the Pentagon. He is also a speaker and | Read More »
Is Your Word Just Another Word?
Do we truly mean something when we say it? Do we believe in honor, in our yes being yes and our no being no? It’s one thing to give a caveat or when you make a proclaimation or statement; it’s something more weighty when you say, “I will…” To be sure, no one is perfect, and daily we all say things we either don’t follow | Read More »
, Jim DeMint
, Republican leadership
, Rush Limbaugh
, South Carolina
, third party
Continuing the discussion on balance.
Yesterday I had a long discussion with a very good friend of mine (one of the trio outside my wife). It naturally and largely focused on politics – given the opportunity we’d both be at a table from dusk till dawn discussing, debating and hammering out our thoughts on various issues – and I was reminded yet again of my effort and struggle that I’ve | Read More »
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, glenn beck
, richard land
, tea party
The Next Day, Going Forward
Today is September 12th, 9-12, and after the infamous day nine years ago, many looked to the following day, this day, symbolically as a call to action – 9-11 being the wake-up call. Initially of course it wasn’t seen as that, people dwelling on the carnage and the anger as well as seeking some answers. In looking for answers, people began to see the larger | Read More »
, glenn beck
, roman empire
, tea party
The Race We’re ALL Running
Drawing A Line In The Sand Like so many of you who have been called by the political awakening occurring in this election cycle, I’ve been particularly heartened see such a strong conservative movement fueling much of this process. This promises to be a great year for real conservatives–those who stand up for our shared 100% pro-life principles, the liberties protected by our 2nd Amendment, | Read More »
Tags: 2nd Amendment
, Illegal Immigration
, Ron Johnson
, Russ Feingold
, tea party
, US Senate
, War on Terror
Republican Senate Race in Wisconsin-Politics as Usual?
Republican Establishment Politics as Usual Politics as usual. How many times have we heard this in recent years? Fair to say quite a few. How many times have we heard this throughout our lifetimes? I wouldn’t know. I have only recently opened my ears and eyes to politics. I am a stay at home mom and prior to having my first child, worked as a | Read More »
Meet David Westlake for Senate(R-WI): the cure for Russ Feingold
Do you want a United States Senator — your Senator — to have words like Honor and Duty be the first words out of his mouth when he speaks? Do you want him to know in his bones, that being a Senator is a sacred trust between him, the people he represents, and the history and legacy of the United States? I know I do. | Read More »