A Pastoral Letter on Hope…for the American Species

    I hope the title isn’t too presumptuous. I’m only a lowly friar. Walk me through this as I’m not one much for “Hope” as currently defined. Obama and his generation of leftists have managed to convert Hope from a supplication of the heart to a free Maytag from his stash… just as an earlier generation of leftists turned “Love” into just one of the many | Read More »

    2010 And How To Win….

    The dimocrats are finally going to have all of their wishes come true.  They are going to pass Health Care and later in the Spring they will pass Cap and trade.  I am very dismayed at what I hear from the NRSC and RCCC.  They are both stating they will campaign on “get us elect and we will roll back SOME of the provisions of | Read More »

    President Obama was right. I was wrong.

    This is going to be shorter than usual. You know, it is true that I am right most of the time, but there are times when I just blow it. And as an honest man, I will admit it, apologize (if it’s warranted), and strive to do better in the future. It’s called having integrity and admitting your faults. I’ve run successful companies like this, | Read More »

    Reclaiming Hope

    As I participated in a local observance of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday morning, I noticed on the program that this year’s theme was “Prayer: America’s Hope.”   Great.  That word.  That word that every marketer and politician has adopted for their own slogan.  Is it just me?  Since the 2008 presidential campaign, every time I see the word “hope” slapped on a | Read More »

    2 ½ Years to Live

     Cross -Posted at The Minority Report In 2½ years I am going to die.  I know, it shocked me too.  I had a cancer earlier in my life and with the work of some really fine doctors it went into remission during the 80′s.  The cancer is a very rare form of cancer, one of the first cases was in France in 1715 and the Doctor who treated it | Read More »

    An Easter Message Of True Hope And Change

    This year has brought a great deal of change to our Nation. A new President is in office whose platform promised, “hope and change.” To some that promise has been welcomed, to many like myself, that promise has brought frustration and aggravation as the change is taking our Nation down a path I believe is contrary to the Constitution and the principles on which our | Read More »

    As Transparent as a Cinder Block

    President Obama spent his two years on the campaign trail (and the last two months, still on the campaign trail) talking about many ideas to bring “Change” around. One of his biggest pet ideas is to bring about transparency throughout the government. You can read about just one instance as such here. Throughout all of this talk of transparency, one place where I am extremely puzzled | Read More »

    Hope, Change, and Fair

    This is just an opinion blog.  I leave the hard hitting things to the masters.    Long before Obama came on the scene, I have hated those words.  Those sentiments.  They are very often misused or used entirely too much.    Hope-  Sounds lovely doesn’t it?  Makes you feel all those touchy feely emotions?  Bah humbug!  Hope is a cruel mistress.  You put time, energy, | Read More »

    Politics as Usual…

    I’ve been talking about it for a while on here, and now I’m reading others writing about it on the internet. Obama rolled through the campaign season talking about the change he was going to bring to Washington. I wrote about that in an earlier blog post, and then again in a second. I never believed for a second that he was going to ride in on | Read More »

    Bill Clinton agrees that Obama should smile more.

    Not in so many words, but he generally echoed something that I noted yesterday: our President is not being reassuring enough. Like all good poisoners, Clinton makes sure that the fatal dose is well-mixed with things designed to mask the taste. In this case, GOP-bashing: Bill Clinton: Obama Should Sound More Hopeful [snip] Regarding Obama’s bleak warnings that “the economy could get worse before it | Read More »

    Happy New Year.

    Yes, I am still here and kicking. I am simply needed to take a much needed break. There are many things which are on my mind in the forthcoming 2009 year including who Americans will turn to in their time of need: Government, or God. This may sound like a silly question, but in times past it always seems that the American public at large | Read More »

    Is the Chicago way the change we need?

    Thursday morning at a Chicago news conference, president-elect Obama expressed his confidence that no Representative of his did any bargaining with Democrat Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois to fill Obama’s U.S. Senate seat. He also promised to provide a list of contacts between members of his transition team and the office of the disgraced governor: “I’ve asked my team to gather the facts of any | 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 »

    I’m not Discouraged.

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t had much time to brood over the election. Still, I had some ready answers when my Aussie friend Benjamin mentioned it. When he said that Obama was in a great position to align America with the sentiments of the rest of the world, I said that was exactly what I was afraid of. I | Read More »

    A confession, and the redemption that follows

    These last few days have been tough for me as for many of you here. I have to admit, shallow though it is, it stings a little to have my lifetime electoral batting average reduced to 2-for-3. There are (ahem) slightly more important issues at stake for the next four years and beyond, and considering all the time and work that may be needed to | Read More »