We Go Forward, We Go Back: Thank You To The Veterans of My Family and Friends
What follows is a short account of the veterans in my family and friends. As they are dead or back East, I have to write a short blurb to recognize and thank them for their service to our country. To my ancestor who fought in World War One and brought back a cloth German Pickelhaube that decorates the family mantle. My great-uncle Robert was a | Read More »
Smitty, Good Luck and Godspeed….
Smitty (AKA, Chris Smith) over at The Other McCain has announced in a recent blog post that he will be reporting to Kabul, Afghanistan in time for Christmas, and that he will not be writing anymore blog posts until late 2011. To be specific, Smitty wrote the following about his upcoming deployment to Afghanistan: “Stacy has greased the skids here, but there will be a | Read More »
From 20.5 Light Years Away, A Signal That We’re Not Alone ?
Thank You. The recent discovery of Gliese 581g, an alien planet in the habitable zone of another star, has been an exciting development for scientists probing the galaxy for signs of extraterrestrial life. At least one claim of a possible signal from the planet has already surfaced – and been met with harsh skepticism among the science community. Following the Sept. 29 announcement of the | Read More »
The 3 Take Home Points on McChrystal and the Skunks at Rolling Stone
Y’all know the drill. When the story first broke regarding General Stanley McChrystal supposedly “committing an act of insubordination” by trashing President Obama to Rolling Stone magazine, the conventional wisdom was to say that “he should be fired”. Well, then, after reading Michael Rulle’s excellent article titled, “Has Anyone Actually Read the Rolling Stone Article?”, it became apparent to me that A.) most of the | Read More »
Nice Thank You Present
Barack Obama is reportedly going to buy his wife a $30,000 thank you present, a ring no less. It is apparently a gift to thank her for her support during the campaign. First the $60,000/year tuition for Sidwell, now this. I thought John McCain LOST, because this sounds like something he’d do for Cindy. What happened to the one-home “community organizer” they elected? I guess | Read More »
Just A General Shout-out
I just wanted to send EVERYONE at RedState a big thank you for this forum. I am constantly reminded whenever I visit here that there is hope in our party. Living in a permanent blue state can sometimes blur what life is like in the rest of the country. Whenever I visit I know I am in a camp of friendlies! The excitement of the | Read More »
Obama = Carter
With his 6-months-major-crisis expectation theory Biden gave us all the golden opportunity to compare McCain to Kennedy, who stood up to Khrushev in time of Cuban crisis and Obama – to Carter, who punished Brezhnev’s invasion to Afghanistan by skipping Moscow Olympic games. Spineless Carter, flirting with Brezhnev, did not stand against Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1978. Reagan’s/Thatcher’s West and the Muslim nations had | Read More »
Loyalty in Government
Loyalty is such a broad topic of debate in today’s world. We all seek loyalty at some level amongst our families, friends, employers, employees, schools, communities and yes government. Loyalty is an important part of ethics. The philosopher Josiah Royce once said it was the supreme moral good, and that one’s devotion to an object mattered more than the merits of the object itself. Plato | Read More »