Hero or Villain? Romney Under The Microscope At Bain Capital
Mitt Romney has been depicted as a blood-sucking, Wall Street Vampire. If only that were the simple truth. Having an iniquitous personality would be better than the public persona he exudes right now. It would add a certain cache to his otherwise soporific blandwagon of a campaign. Newt Gingrich represents the anti-Romney persecution with a 28 minute political ad entitled “When Mitt Romney Came to | Read More »
How Romney and Bain Capital Remind Me of An Old Rugby Story
I can think of one excellent side-effect of the argument over Mitt Romney‘s work at Bain Capital. It reminds me of the fun and foolish days when I could still set foot on a rugby pitch and expect to walk off in one piece. A broken, old prop’s reminiscence begins below. It was a wet, cold, drizzly Saturday. However, the day was awesome. It was | Read More »
Do Tea Party Conservatives Hate Capitalism?
Over at National Review, Jay Nordlinger is fuming and indignant. By William F. Buckley standards, his article Conservatives vs. Capitalism nearly requires a set of html rant tags. And on Jay’s behalf, I don’t necessarily believe anger is automatically bad. Nordlinger considers himself to be a Conservative. He believes strongly in free enterprise. He sees his favored candidate, Mitt Romney, being lambasted for aggressively participating | Read More »
Emmanuel Goldstein 2012
He’s out there. Public Enemy #1. Emmanuel Goldstein to Barack Obama’s INGSOC. And what’s worse is that he’s running for President!
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“Progress” Vs Thinking
Last night Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin was kind enough to thank the diarists at Redstate.com for supporting his unfortunately failed efforts to rise to greater power in the GOP Senate Caucus. He wrote an excellent diary that laid out the choices us as a nation face in 2012. He describes this as Obama’s Economy vs. the Path to Prosperity. The Obama Economy could also | Read More »
There Are Profoundly Wrong Reasons To Oppose Mitt Romney For President
Mormonism’s best inheritance from Joseph Smith was his passion for education, hardly evident in the anti-intellectual and semi-literate Southern Baptist Convention. I wonder though which is more dangerous, a knowledge-hungry religious zealotry or a proudly stupid one? Either way we are condemned to remain a plutocracy and oligarchy. I can be forgiven for dreading a further strengthening of theocracy in that powerful brew. – Harold | Read More »
Give My Children The Lightning Again (Part 2 of 3): Mitt Romney on Energy and The Environment
When Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle coauthored the dystopic novel Lucifer’s Hammer, they focused heavily on issues of resource management. In the end of the novel, one of the protagonist characters expired uttering the following last words: “Give my children the lightning again.” Yet the challenge of giving future Americans (like my two children) the motive power to enjoy a lifestyle comparable to my own | Read More »
Immigration and Border Security (Part 2 of 3): Mitt Romney
The separate issues of border security and immigration have become entwined as the American economy continues to wane, an illicit drug trade continues to flourish and a vast number of Americans remain unemployed as illegal immigrants take jobs on American soil. This leads to the immigration and border security issues becoming increasingly important and controversial. With President Barack Obama’s decision to shore up his Hispanic | Read More »
Romney and Bachmann lead in Iowa
Bachmann and Romney lead in the first Des Moines Register Iowa Poll on the Republican 2012 presidential field: Romney 23% Bachmann 22% Cain 10% Gingrich 7% Paul 7% Pawlenty 6% Huntsman 2% Bachmann and Romney gained momentum from their strong performances during the June 13, Republican Presidential Debate in New Hampshire. There are still six months before the February 6, 2012 Iowa Caucuses, but two | Read More »
Some GOP Candidates Have Uninformed Beliefs on the Environment and Energy.
We hear recently from GOP Candidate Mitt Romney. He tells us the following: I’m told that we use almost twice as much energy per person as does a European, and more like three times as much as does a Japanese citizen. We could do a lot better. I’d like to see our vehicles, and our homes, and our systems of insulation and so forth become | Read More »