Holiday Today – Happy Ukrainian Independence Day

    If anyone needs a holiday today, this is a good one.Today is Ukrainian Independence Day.Some wit in the peanut gallery will probably ask “Which one?” And with good reason. Ukraine declared independence six times during the 20th century; the first five tries were unsuccessful, but maybe the sixth will be the charm.Going into the vote in the Rada (Parliament) in Kyiv on 24 August 1991, | Read More »

    The Russian Game

    “Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests.” Lord PalmerstonI’d like to take a few minutes out of the all-Biden-all-the-time coverage here and focus on the ongoing dismemberment of the Republic of Georgia by Russia. The purpose is not to dwell on that tragedy and the daily decreasing chances that the Georgia of three weeks ago will reemerge and the utterly | Read More »

    What’s Wrong With This Picture?

    Hmm. This popped up on a “name brand” financial site a little while ago:What’s wrong with this picture? (First correct answer in comments wins a prize.)(BTW, can’t guarantee that this will be there like this for very long….)

    MI Morning Update

     75 Days until Election Day August 21, 2008QUOTE OF THE DAY:"We agree with the Attorney General that the proposal affects the "foundation power" of government "- Court of Appeals in a 21-page opinion that orders the Board of State Canvassers to reject the Reform Michigan Government Now ballot proposal quotes Attorney General Mike Cox.MORNING UPDATE:DEMOCRAT & TRIAL LAWYER STEALTH CONSTITUTIONAL RE-WRITE DEAD…as the Court of Appeals | Read More »

    Russian treachery and bullying

    Russians play chess, and the Putin government orchestrated a chess match when it came to Georgia, and they’re levering their actions in Georgia by bullying America into making a choice. The Russian government also has a choice, [i]if[/i] they can get over their bellicosity, paranoia and imperialist tendencies. Ralph Peters has interesting take on Russia’s readiness to invade Georgia:Let’s be clear: For all that US | Read More »

    It’s Time For Congress To Take Stand Against Russian Aggression

    We are the Party of Lincoln and Reagan. This is our moment to stand with Georgia; it is our moment to make a strong moral statement and take action against Russia’s military invasion of a free and sovereign neighbor.Representative Thaddeus McCotter from my home state of Michigan, Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, is rallying members of Congress to have Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvilli | Read More »

    MI Morning Update

     76 Days until Election Day August 20, 2008QUOTE OF THE DAY:"Here comes the orator! With his flood of words, and his dropof reason."– Benjamin Franklin (Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1735)MORNING UPDATE:BEN FRANKLIN AND OBAMA…who knew he had a dream about a guy named Barack Obama so long ago?OBAMA-AYERS…CHICAGO COVER UP…National Review has two stories about the "cover up" by the University of Illinois-Chicago Library not allowing access to | Read More »

    Blogging From Gori

    The team at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has done an outstanding job covering the war between Russia and Georgia. Check out the blog maintained by correspondent Goga Aptsiauri, one of only a handful of journalists reporting from Gori. He’s chronicling the latest developments in central Georgia.

    MI Morning Update

     77 Days until Election Day August 19, 2008MORNING UPDATE:GOV. KATHLEEN SEBELIUS IN MICHIGAN…TOP VP PROSPECT…NO GRANHOLM…I think Obama and the rest of the country have heard enough…if you like what Jennifer Granholm has done for Michigan, you’ll love what Barack Obama will do to America!  No Granholm…No Kwame.McCOTTER LEADS DEMONSTRATION…in front of the Russian Embassy in Washington D.C. to condemn Russia’s brutal attack on their sovereign | Read More »

    Irony (Updated)

    In light of the recent events in Georgia, I offer Westwood Studios’ take on US-Russian relations.Given Obama’s naivete to cut the military, that video seems like reality.

    Cliché Diplomacy: “Peace Through Speech”

    In wake of revanchist Russia’s invasion of Georgia, a sovereign democracy allied with the United States and Europe, the stunned Bush administration’s response to this failure of “quiet diplomacy” and “engagement” policy with Comrade Putin – he of the soulful eyes – was initially one of stammered clichés, each of which is revelatory, juvenile and injurious.Consequently, to further the cause of liberty and security, we | Read More »

    From Georgia to Georgia

    Everyday this past week, I have watched the news as usual. Everyday I have seen the same four things; Olympics, Georgia Invaded, McCain/Obama, and the hurricane. Not much I can say about a hurricane. I guess I should inset an obligatory congratulation statement for Michael Phelps. So there.The other two news stories, however, fascinate me. Georgia, that’s the one near Russia, is a bit of | Read More »

    MI Morning Update

     78 Days until Election Day August 18, 2008MORNING UPDATE:RUSSIA SIGNS BROKERED CEASE-FIRE…does it mean anything?  We’ll see.  Russia announced it will pull it’s troops back today…the world watches as the Russian bear throws out verbal threats, which if implemented, would make the world more dangerous.WALBERG…RUSSIAN ATTACK HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR ENERGY POLICY…Walberg says: The Georgia situation highlights the perilous condition our country is in. America’s reliance on | Read More »

    Radio Free Europe

    MI Morning Update

     79 Days until Election Day August 17, 2008MORNING UPDATE:McCAIN ON GEORGIAN CRISIS… ‘Georgia remains in line for alliance membership, and I hope NATO will move ahead with a membership track for both Georgia and Ukraine. At the same time, we must make clear to Russia’s leaders that the benefits they enjoy from being part of the civilized world require their respect for the values, stability and | Read More »