The End Of America As We Knew It
Well, as they say: It’s all over but the shouting. Our four year nightmare is about to morph into a forty year fiscal swamp that will swallow everything in its path. Massive re-distribution of wealth in this Country will destroy ambition on the one side and dignity on the other while feeding an ever increasing, insatiable government bureaucracy. When the money runs out, we will | Read More »
Biden’s Style Overshadows Substance
I would have looked him dead in the eye and said: “Mister Vice President, do you think this is funny? What we are doing here is talking about the future of this Country. We disagree to be sure, but neither one of us is a fool, and I don’t appreciate being treated as one.” You would have been able to hear a pin drop, all | Read More »
Rules Of Debate #1
If you didn’t watch tonight’s presidential debate, shame on you. Might I suggest to our current President a few rules of debate: 1. Come prepared. 2. Look your opponent in the eye when he speaks, don’t study the top of your podium. 3. Lose the huge fake looking smile. It looks like it hurts. 4. Don’t depend upon the moderator to save you from your | Read More »
Of Guns And Money, Lies And Loopholes
In articles today from the Associated Press and ABC, we get more perspective on the two Presidential candidates who will win and lose in about six weeks. Our first article is about President Obama fielding questions in a Univision interview. Apparently Univision has no desire to throw the President softball questions, and raised the issue of “Fast and Furious”: Asked about the Fast and Furious | Read More »
Like That Tax? How About This One?
The U.S. House of Representatives seems to be into symbolic gestures of late. Recently they once again passed a bill to repeal Obamacare. OK, OK I get it. I know what they are doing. It seems to me however, that they could engage in some symbolic gestures that might actually gain political ground. The Supreme Court by way of Chief Justice Roberts, has declared that | Read More »
Justice Roberts Delivers A Plum
I know that the Right have their panties all in a bunch over the Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday regarding the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Even though the Court would not strike down the Act, there is some reason for optimism, and a deeper understanding of the Supreme Court’s role in our Government. The framers of our Constitution had good reason to set up a system | Read More »
Democratic Election Picks Brotherhood
Be careful what you wish for. The people of Egypt are about to live through their own personal hell. Mohammed Morsi with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, has become Egypt’s first Islamist president today in the “freest” election in that Country’s history. Most who were paying attention, predicted this even before the protesters had cleared out of Tahrir Square. Next prediction: Sharia Law within a | Read More »
Desperation, Incompetence And The D’oh Factor
The 2012 presidential election is not a slam dunk for either party. Considering the formidable influence, money and momentum garnered by this incumbent, it is interesting to see the media campaign being carried out by the President’s people. A weak strategy filled with weak talking points, many of which are backfiring and neutralizing their intended effect. The mainstream political media hasn’t had an original thought | Read More »
Catching Up On The News
A lot has happened during the last few weeks. I’ll try to catch up a bit in this post: Rick Santorum dropped out of the race for the Republican Presidential nomination. I’ve liked Santorum from the beginning, though recognizing he probably didn’t have the staying power to really make a strong bid. Although I am not as socially conservative as he, I have admired him | Read More »
Trayvon’s Memory Not Served By Hatred
It always amazes me how many people are willing to trivialize the shooting or death of another human to score political points. I’ve mentioned it in the past with regard to Congresswoman Giffords, and an unfortunate park ranger here in Washington State. What kind of demented mindset believes that the memory of a dead or injured person is enhanced by controversy or divisiveness heightened by | Read More »
ABC News: Heartless Cheney Steals One!
Good Morning America at ABC ran a story this morning about Dick Cheney’s surprise heart transplant. Apparently he has been on a waiting list for almost two years, being kept alive by a battery powered pump device. The emphasis of the story wasn’t about the news of the story, or the technology of the procedure. It was about the burning question: Was Cheney too old | Read More »
Women’s Issues Only Misdirect
People, please watch the other hand. What you are seeing is not what is really going on. This past week has seen a concentration of volatile issues related to women’s rights. We’ve seen the military open more positions to women. We’ve seen the controversy over where Susan G. Komen distributes its grants. Perhaps most importantly, we’ve seen the Obama administration attempt to trample the religious | Read More »
Komen Mugged By Pro-Choice Left
The Komen controversy this week has been a lesson in the workings of radical left wing politics in this Country. We have seen clearly how the loudest most militant elements of our society get their way by threat, coercion and tantrum. We have also seen 26 Senators throw their political weight behind a dispute that is in the end, a private funding issue. The Komen | Read More »
A Fair Share From Everyone
The Left is fond of accusing Tea Partiers and Conservatives of not wanting to pay any taxes. I believe that to be a gross mis-representation. Taxes are essential to funding our Country’s operation. The United States Government generates no tangible product except stamps at the Post Office, so America is dependent upon an uninterrupted flow of cash from its citizens to keep everything moving along. | Read More »
Anybody But Romney?
Someone coined the phrase “Anybody But Obama” to describe the primary goal and direction of the Right in America. I don’t know if that will be a winning strategy in 2012 or not. The truth is “anybody” may not be able to garner enough independent and undecided votes to beat this incumbent. Who the Republicans choose to receive their nomination is very important, and should | Read More »
Laws For The Lawless?
This past holiday week seemed full of tragic stories. We all know bad things happen to good people, but it always seems more poignant at this time of year. A particularly senseless murder occurred here in Washington State yesterday, and unfortunately, Liberals couldn’t wait to use it as an opportunity to criticize a law they don’t like and try to advance their “lack of logic | Read More »
What Herman Cain Needs To Say
From time to time, I let my imagination run wild, and assume the persona of a political speech writer. I think about what I would write for a sitting politician, or a hopeful candidate. In today’s post, I am compelled to write something for Herman Cain. The harassment allegations against him are again diverting our attention from the ultimate goal of the 2012 election: removing | Read More »
Sometimes What You Don’t Say, Part II
The Republican debates so far have been an exposition of the good, the bad and the ugly. I know it is a normal part of the political process, and I believe it is healthy for our system. Only by thoroughly vetting our candidates can we make an intelligent choice to move forward against President Obama. In a previous post I stated my opinion that maybe | Read More »
It’s Time To Clean Up The Trash
OK, they’ve had their collective say, and authorities have been more than patient. It is now time to clean up the trash and send the riff raff home. No one has a right to set up housekeeping in a public or private park for even two minutes much less two weeks. The Occupy (fill in the city) “movement” is tired already, and if any of | Read More »
America Is Never So Strong…
“America is never so strong as when she is hurting, or her back is against the wall.” Today across America, citizens of this great Country are participating in memorials to the events of 9/11/2001. Clearly for many, ten years have not erased the scars, or lessened the sadness. For many, there is a need for a gathering of strength and fellowship, even in sorrow. The | Read More »
Job Shift Could Be Good News
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that my day job is in the building trades. The current downturn of our economy has hit this industry hard, and the people I deal with daily have paid a heavy price for this Administration’s assault on the free market. Recently however, I’ve seen a shift in sector job loss that might just be | Read More »
Obama The Landlord
The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article about an administration plan to rent foreclosed houses owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The logic goes something like this: Since all these people have lost their houses to foreclosure, they have to live somewhere, and are likely renting. The glut of renters is causing rental rates to increase, and the Government just happens to have | Read More »
Congressional Time Well Spent?
Well, it’s late in May and the Republicans have had some time to settle into their new offices after the mid-term rout. Our economy is still in the tank, with an almost non-existent housing market, and unemployment floating around nine percent. If the old guys got the message from the election, and the new guys are doing what they promised, we would expect to see | Read More »
May I Humbly Suggest…?
OK, OK, OK. I am so tired of hearing the mantra of this President and Liberal politicians. “Tax the rich”, make the filthy bastards pay their “fair share”. President Obama continued the call to class warfare in his “budget” speech last week. We can’t afford to give continued tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires, he said. This is clearly the talking point of choice for | Read More »
Newsflash–Obama Not Black, He’s A Chameleon!
President Obama’s “me too” budget speech on Wednesday revealed his true colors, or stripes, or spots… Let’s see, now he is saying we must cut Federal spending. That’s new, right? Just a few weeks ago, he wasn’t willing to agree to any cuts in the tardy 2010 budget. Now he is all about fiscal responsibility. Hmmm… On February 23, 2009 he promised to “cut the | Read More »