The President turned his back on America – America will turn its back on him
On September 12, 2012 the President stood in the Rose Garden to speak to the American people. The country tuned in with great concern; our ambassador and three others had been murdered by terrorists in Libya. This was not a political campaign issue, this was an American issue. This was a quintessential Presidential moment where the people needed reassurance and answers. Sadly, the President gave | Read More »
The problem with knee-jerk reactions is they’re so knee-jerk
Friday morning we woke up to yet another horrific, senseless act of violence. Innocent people murdered while watching a Batman movie. Moments after the news broke the knee-jerk reactions started. Immediately on Twitter people like Piers Morgan were calling for more gun control. Several Hollywood celebs like Jason Alexander began ranting. (Hollywood may want to look at its role in all this) New York Mayor | Read More »
Why SOPA but not Health Care?
Something funny happened on the way to SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act). The people spoke. They let their voices be heard and the politicians, shock of all shocks, listened. SOPA was put on hold until legislators can review it and address concerns their constituents have. SOPA would have legislated the Internet. The Internet is one thing the government still hasn’t destroyed with cumbersome regulations. Although | Read More »
Michelle’s war on childhood obesity
Dear Michelle, Being First Lady is quite similar to being Miss America. The job used to be pretty easy. Just look good, smile for the cameras and try not to be controversial. That’s how it used to be but now, like Miss America, the First Lady has to have a platform. Nancy Reagan wanted us to say no to drugs; a noble endeavor. Who wants | Read More »
On October 27, 1964 Ronald Reagan gave what is now simply known as “The Speech”. Today, on this day before what could arguably be the most pivotal election in our lifetimes, I recommend that anybody planning to vote visit YouTube and watch “The Speech”. If viewing this doesn’t inspire you, nothing will. This is a timeless speech because the values are timeless. Ronald Reagan’s words are | Read More »
It’s Time for Thatcherism
“FOR ME, THE HEART OF POLITICS is not political theory, it is people and how they want to live their lives. No one who has lived in this country during the last five years can fail to be aware of how the balance of our society has been increasingly tilted in favour of the State at the expense of individual freedom. “ These words were | Read More »
Why Give the Guy a Platform?
I am confused. As I watch General Petraeus expressing his concerns over the planned Koran burning at an evangelical church in Gainesville, Florida, I am having trouble wrapping my head around why the General decided to speak to a domestic matter. He is clearly a very pragmatic individual so I have to believe he chooses his battles wisely. While clearly the burning of the Koran | Read More »
The Obligatory “what if?” Question
Being conservative means that often the question of “what if” comes to mind. What if some event had been the other way around? Or, what if a conservative had said what that liberal just said? The question, though usually rhetorical, is often asked. So often, that it is becoming a bit cliché and hackneyed. But seriously, sometimes one has to wonder what if…? Every time some crazy person | Read More »
Tolerating All The Tolerance
In recent weeks we have been subjected to lectures on tolerance. Apparently the most tolerant society in the world is not quite tolerant enough for all those tolerant people who consider themselves supremely tolerant and they will not tolerate the intolerance of those small minded intolerant people who don’t see the world the way they do…. Or something like that. Whether you believe the mosque should | Read More »
Welcome to the New-Age of NASA
I had to ask a friend today, “Is it me? Have I lost it? Or did NASA just become a touchy feely new-age self help organization seeking Muslim scientists and mathematicians to join them in a group hug?” I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read the quote from NASA Chief Charles Bolden stating that his “foremost” mission as the head of America’s space exploration agency | Read More »
Why does it always have to be about race?
Turn on the news and you hear the cacophony of the main stream media giving air time to politicians and pundits declaring that the state of Arizona is behaving like Nazis, they’re a bunch of racists, hateful, or worse, white supremacist. Others are calling for boycotts of the state. But upon deeper analysis of the issue, their rhetoric becomes baffling. The state of Arizona has | Read More »
There are never any threats made against conservatives…just Google it!
ALL the news leads off today with those terrible threats (real or perceived) made against Democrats who voted in favor of Obamacare. Americans are very angry, especially with the “in your face” attitude in which this whole legislation played out. While any threat of physical violence or vandalism must be condemned, it started me thinking. I remember some pretty hateful and violent things being said | Read More »
The Chicago Way
I am not sure what got to me the most in watching all of the health care debate. Was it the arrogance of the legislators who thought they knew better than their constituents? Was it the way they tried to paint the opposition as racists or right wing nuts? Was it the way they kept coming back time and time again like the Energizer bunny | Read More »
A Letter to the Gipper
Dear President Reagan, I woke up at 4am this morning and just couldn’t sleep. As I lay there in the dark, I kept hearing your voice in my head. Your famous words “it’s morning in America”. My eyes filled with tears as I realized what had just happened. The Reagan Revolution has been cast asunder. My heart is aching. In your day you called them | Read More »