Village Revolt In… China?
(H/T The Other McCain) It turns out the Wukan Revolution is now well underway: For the first time on record, the Chinese Communist party has lost all control, with the population of 20,000 in this southern fishing village now in open revolt.
No More Welfare for the “Arts!”
No More Welfare for the “Arts!” January 25, 2011 Governor Nikki Haley, in her recent “State of the State” address, called for ending tax payer funding of the South Carolina Arts Commission. It’s well past time that we did just that. The reason given is that we can no longer afford such expenditures. Government funding in the past has been justified on the specious grounds | Read More »
Same Play – Different Cast
There are some similarities between the 1928 and 2008 election. In both cases there was no incumbent President or VP running from either party, and one party won control of both chambers of Congress and the WH. Herbert Hoover won 40 out of 48 states and 444 to 87 in the electoral college. In the House the Rs had 270 seats and the Ds had | Read More »
Our Constitutional Republic Form of Government (Video)
In advance of Saturday’s Senate health care vote, I thought it best to refresh our memories about what is contained in the Constitution. A friend of mine sent this primer on our Constitutional Republic form of government and why America is not a democracy. It’s a fantastic piece.
Goldman Sachs Web of Government Influence
Goldman ‘Government” Sachs have become the anointed oligarchs of finance. Having earned $3.44 billion in the second quarter, Goldman Sachs announced that it would be setting aside a compensation pool of $11.36 billion for the first half of 2009, or nearly $400,000 each, on average, for its roughly 29,400 employees and temporary workers. …A critic of the bonuses, however, would point out that Goldman has | Read More »
, Bill Clinton
, glenn beck
, Goldman Sachs
, Larry Summers
, Matt Taibbi
, Max Keiser
, Paul Krugman
, Robert Rubin
, Tim Geithner
The Obama Doctrine – War on Democracy
Obama’s War on Democracy continues with a putsch toward relations with the oligarch-ruled Russian state. Happy to accommodate repressive leaders he hopes to emulate, Obama reaches out to Putin to explain he would make unilateral concessions and hopes the Russian dictator would do the same. After all, they are really quite alike. Obama has clearly moved his administration into actively supporting oppressive dictators and away | Read More »
A Hard Lesson
Iranians are discovering a principle, with this presidential election, that many people worldwide don’t understand. In fact, most people in the United States don’t really comprehend the principle of democracy. Many people, especially in the Democratic party, believe elections are the lifeblood of a democracy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Elections are only a gauge that indicates the will of the people. Elections | Read More »