Of the nation’s 600,000 bridges, 12 percent were found to be structurally deficient. This is an almost perfect metaphor for Third World conditions: a money class fleeces the banking system while the very trunk of the national tree is permitted to rot and crash.—Christopher Hitchens, Vanity Fair, Oct 2008. It was still 2008, The Smirking Chimp was in office, and the politically correct believed it | Read More »
No, They Do Not Teach This In School Anymore
Valuing Life This is a diary I felt compelled to write. Last week I read a news item and magazine article, both of which got me thinking. In 1963, a momentous Supreme Court ruling occurred. It removed prayer from public schools. My premise: the removal of prayer, a spiritual foundation from the public school curriculum, laid the groundwork for Roe v Wade in 1973. The | Read More »
No Utopias for Me, I’m an American!
I am an American; a birthright I am very proud to declare at every opportunity. As an American, I want to be free to live in the random world God has created for us. I don’t want it to be free of chaos or danger or injury or failure. That’s what makes the world what it is. And, I’m accepting of that frenetic state of | Read More »
, Free Will
, human nature
Tell Me Again Why Czars Should Be Vetted By Congress?
From The Political and Financial Markets Commentator This Is Not About Sexual Orientation, But About Our Children In The Schools I read this story regarding Kevin Jennings, the Obama Czar for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools back in June in Atlas Shrugs, so it is not new and it not just surfacing today. It is yet another example of how the Czars, appointed | Read More »
If You Thought You Were The Only One, You’re Wrong!
From The Political and Financial Markets Commentator Did you ever get the feeling that you were having a dream, and the only character was Barack Obama? You would leave the house, there he was. You would get on a bus. There he was. Drive to a new town. Who do you think is the only one walking down Main Street? You got it, President Obama. | Read More »
How Far Is Too Far In Advertising?
From The Political and Financial Markets Commentator This Is Extremely Funny, But Where Is The Line And When Will It Be Crossed? By The Way, I LIke To Put The Lime In Myself </object
Ever Try And Argue With A Liberal
From The Political and Financial Markets Commentator Musings Of Anonymous One of my commenters is a man and/or woman who goes by the name Anonymous. Why is this name so telling? By definition, he/she is someone who has thoughts, but who does not want the world to know what those thoughts are. Therefore, hide behind the name. It gives one the opportunity to say things | Read More »
The IAEA: Whatever Are We To Do?
From The Political and Financial Markets Commentator I Think This Situation Even Supersedes The Health Care Debate, Because Health Care Will Not Matter During A Nuclear Winter Sequel To The Iranian Nuclear Situation As mentioned yesterday (Iran and North Korea: Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends), the Iranian nuclear weapons development situation is extremely disconcerting for the entire world. In addition, | Read More »
, Health Care
, nuclear weapons
, political opinion
The Van Jones Blame Game: It’s Not Me, It’s Them
From The Political and Financial Markets Commentator, Mike Haltman The Art Of Zero Personal Accountability In Washington As In Society As A Whole, Or, Who Can I Pin My Self Created Problems On? Van Jones: Selfless Patriot? No Apologies! Not His Fault. Blame The Right! “I came here to fight for others, not for myself,” Jones said. “I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues | Read More »
Tags: Barack Obama
, DEMOCRACY NOW
, LA Times
, Mainstream Media
, media bias
, political opinion
, San Jose Mercury News
, Van Jones
, washington times
When I Want Your Opinion, I Will Give It To You*
From The Political and Financial Markets Commentator, Mike Haltman *Laurence J Peter, author of The Peter Principal, A book which is 100% applicable to Washington, DC (unfortunately for all of us right, left and middle): “In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence … in time every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry | Read More »
Tags: democrat party
, Howard Dean
, Personal Responsibility
, political opinion
, Van Jones
“I, Barack Hussein Obama, Do Solemnly Swear…”
That is the question that is being kicked around by few folks in various parts of the nation. Will he or will he not use his full name to include, of course, the Muslim one ‘Hussein?’In the past Obama opted not to be referred to using his middle name. Apparently it was a sensitive issue.
Breaking: Utopia failed to materialize despite Obama election; racial disparities still exist
And it is mainly because of focus groups like these that see color and race in their cheerios. It is the paranoid minority mind-set that said a black man would not be elected president in their lifetimes. While their white counterparts said that there would be a black man elected during their lifetimes.CNN Polll 80 percent of African-Americans say Obama’s election a “dream come true” | Read More »
Math is Heroic? Dumbing Down the English Language
Yahoo News featured an interesting short report issued by Agence France-Presse on November 20. In it we discover that a consortium of French, German and Hungarian mathematicians are claiming to have proven that Einstein’s famous equation, e=mc2, is correct. The report is all good except for one very small aspect. They call the effort of these mathematicians “heroic” in contradiction to the root meaning of | Read More »
It’s TREASON, I Tell You!
Treason! The word is thrown about quite a lot lately. Unfortunately, it is almost always hyperbole. Oh, Americans think they know what treason is, but when you get right down to it, few really do — at least in an American legal context, anyway. Webster’s defines traitor as one who betrays another’s trust or is false to an obligation or duty, one who commits treason. | Read More »
Graffiti Wall ‘Vandalized’ By… um, Graffiti?
Only on the Island nation of England, a place that has literally become a living recreation of Alice’s Wonderland world, can this story exist. Only in a world where logic, laws and traditions have been summarily erased only to be replaced by frivolity and situational ethics can the situation that spawned this laughable tale even be possible. In England we find a world upside down. | Read More »