Civility Fails For A Reason
The American political system (and Democracy in general) are ways by which potentially violent conflicts over deeply-held personal beliefs can be waged in non-violent fashion. When Democracy breaks down, or certain people think they can take a short-cut, the inevitable result is a reversion to violence. This has been coming for a long time. It may well get worse. I blog under a pseudonym for | Read More »
Tom Barret’s Crime Prevention Program
Mayor Tom Barrett likes to brag that he has lowered violent crime in Milwaukee, WI. As Caleb Howe pointed out yesterday in Daily Links, Mayor Barrett currently makes this a centerpiece of his campaign against Scott Walker to become the governor of Wisconsin. He has lowered violent crime in Milwaukee. But as Erick points out, only for certain values of violent that are limited and | Read More »
North Carolina Brings Us Another Healing Moment In The Obama Presidency
The charming woman who announces ”You will not disrespect the president of the United States in this classroom” is hired to teach and to enlighten young minds. She teaches high school in The Great State of North Carolina. She teaches at North Rowan High School in the Rowan-Salisbury School System according to The Salisbury Post.
An Environmentalist Comes Clean
Well, well, well. We now know that even Captain Planet lives his life in an ethically compromised trade space*. It turns out that Van Jones and other leading environmentalists kept quiet during the BP Oil Well Fiasco of 2010 because they didn’t want to hurt the Obama Presidency. They cared more about their human friends than the cuddly polar bears. I’m sure Artemis, The Hunt-Goddess | Read More »
If You Like Your Health Care Coverage, Vote Against Obama/Biden
The Obama Administration has mandated that all health insurance plans must cover “women’s health services” including contraception, sterilization, and abortion-causing medications as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Up to this time, Franciscan University has specifically excluded these services and products from its student health insurance policy, and we will not participate in a plan that requires us to violate the | Read More »
Mitt Romney Finds A Problem-Solver
“What I’m hearing from folks around the country is: ‘Game on, we’re in, we will do whatever is necessary to elect Mitt Romney now because Obama has shown where he really stands,’” Brown said. (HT: Politico.com) A lot of Social Conservatives looked askance at Mitt Romney’s relatively easy victory in this year’s GOP Primary race. I endorsed Rick Santorumin the GOP Primary myself. Then conceded | Read More »
Potemkin Federalism And The Modern Campaign Straddle
The president stressed that this is a personal position, and that he still supports the concept of states deciding the issue on their own. (HT: Yahoo News) I’m thinking President Obama regrets two of his decisions right about now. He wishes he wasn’t about to hold the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC and he’d rather have Opus The Penguin as a Veep right now | Read More »
Do Welfare States Incur Odious Debts?
We think single currencies really require single governments…There’s nowhere in the world that has more of a single currency without having more of a single government. British PM David Cameron (HT: The Daily Mail).
Detroit Calling – What’s Really At Stake In The Wisconsin Recall
Heartbreak in the Motor City! I was totally shocked and astounded to learn that Kwame Kilpatrick’s political sidekicks looted the pensions of Detroit City police officers and fire-fighters. According to Tresa Baldas of The Detroit Free Press, Kwame’s Magical Medicine Show included the following shenanigans.
Julia’s Come A Long, Long Way
Barack Obama’s political ad team introduced us to Julia. What a poor, misunderstood and insulted woman. If she exists, she is a pariah. If she is a composite, nobody with pride would admit to being one of the models. Julia appeals to no one of an independent mind for two reasons. She is totally dependent and seemingly isolated. This combination of factors weakens Julia to | Read More »
Off To The Races
Well, well, well. Didn’t the pot just call the kettle darkly-hued. It’s okay. I get it. 52% of our nation’s electorate was foolish enough to vote for a detestable hypocrite. On issue after issue, across all the political boundaries, the man’s ability to hold diametrically opposed views when his tactical needs changed astounds the rational observer. In 2006, it was Senator Obama who piously announced | Read More »
You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
I don’t care how many letters they sent Morning came and morning went. Pick up your money, and pack up your tent You ain’t goin’ nowhere – Bob Dylan It was bad. It was so bad that the Obama campaign staffers over at Business Insider.com had no choice but to report it in and honest and forthright manner. The it in question involved the ADP | Read More »
The Arab Spring Gives Way To A Red Harvest
“The worse it gets, the better it is.” – Vladamir I Lenin. Imagine you possess a burning will to power. This intense desire to take over and run the nation you live in stems from a messianic complex mated with egocentric power lust to form the bastard offspring of revolutionary zeal. Yet a problem stands between you and your desire to inflict “30.06 enlightenment” on | Read More »
Job Creation and EPA Enforcement Philosophy – Coincidence With Roots
“…the soldiers out of rage and hatred, nailed those they caught, one after one way, and another after another, to the crosses, by way of jest.” – Flavius Josephus (HT:Wikipedia) In the video above, Al Armendariz discusses how his agency should enforce regulations on Oil and Gas extraction firms. The term crucifixion enters into the discussion. I’m sure it was just a rhetorical flourish in | Read More »
The Plusses, Minuses and Pleasant Surprises From Mitt Romney
Did you know that the GOP held five Presidential primaries yesterday? Maybe; maybe not. However, given that data point, you all can tell me exactly who won all five of them. Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee.