Collective Money!? When Did Anybody’s Earnings Become the People’s Dollars?
“Big Oil certainly doesn’t need the collective money of taxpayers in this country,” said Senator Robert Menendez. “This is as good a time as any in terms of pain at the pump and in revenues needed for deficit reduction.” – (HT: New York Times) It seems that The Democrats have a strategy for addressing the higher gas prices that are killing American consumers. They intend | Read More »
“We have accumulated years and years of ignorant people,” Portuguese industrialist Belmiro de Azevedo said. (HT: dalje.com) The recent economic problems faced by Portugal brought an incredibly bad statistic to light. Only 25% of Portugal’s adult workforce has completed High School. They are a nation that literally self-sabotages. Their membership in the EU prevents their societal retreat to the stone ages. If they were attached | Read More »
Spike The Ball – Hard!
When Barack Obama won election as President of The United States, he spent over $100 million on his inaugural bacchanalia. When he negotiated a contentious issue with Senator John Cornyn of Texas, his logical gravamen was “I won, and I will trump you on that!” Now, after shooting Osama Bin Ladin, he has an aversion to spiking the football. He has decided not to release | Read More »
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand And Leon Panetta.
French Dictator Napoleon Bonaparte once said of Charles Maurice de Talleyrand that like garbage, Talleyrand floated to the top of the harbor. He also hired Talleyrand to be the Grand Chamberlain of The French Empire. The two had quite the falling out after which Napoleon referred to him as um, fertilizer in a silk stocking. Talleyrand then went on to negotiate on France’s behalf after | Read More »
Gary Johnson Brings Libertarian Philosophy to The GOP.
“The notion that Washington knows best has put us in the place that we are in right now, which is bankrupt,” – GOP Candidate, Gary Johnson. Should Libertarian philosophy be a large contributor to the GOP platform? Can Libertarian philosophy contribute significantly to the GOP platform? Or to ask another way, can we and should we govern America in a different fashion than that of | Read More »
Sen. Coburn Didn’t Lie, But Grover Norquist’s Credibility Continues to Die.
Senator Tom Coburn !!!!!LIED HIS WAY INTO OFFICE!!!!! He made a deal with the Iniquitous Dick Durbin and joined his “Gang of Six”! He violated his pledge to Americans for Tax Reform, by even frequenting the same Senate Lavatory as these evil malefactors. He must be shamed. He will be stopped. And if you agree with any of the blither written above, you are about | Read More »
In Ocala, Florida Modern America Reaps What It Has Sown.
Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. – Galatians VI King James Version (HT: The Phrase Finder) The town of Ocala, Florida played host to an absolutely brutal crime. A 15-year-old boy, who apparently had the survival will of Rasputin, was beaten, shot seven times, burned, killed and cremated. Afterwards, the ashes were hidden in several paint cans. How horrible! Who could do | Read More »
Lafayette, Here We Come?!
I will post two recent items from the White House. I let you decide if they reek of total incoherence. The first was written in response to a call for a more rapid removal of US forces from Europe. After extensive review and broad consultations with allies, President Barack Obama decided to reverse the Bush administration’s decision to withdraw two of the four US combat | Read More »
50 Million Missing Refugees and Scientists That Cheat On Their Taxes
In 1995 these environmental refugees totalled at least 25 million people,… The environmental refugees total could well double by 2010 (though there is no good estimate of today’s total)…. When global warming takes hold, there could be as many as 200 million people overtaken by disruptions of monsoon systems and other rainfall regimes, by droughts of unprecedented severity and duration, and by sea-level rise and | Read More »
Eye In The Sky. DHS to Monitor More of the Internet.
I am the eye in the sky Looking at you I can read your mind I am the maker of rules Dealing with fools I can cheat you blind – “Eye In The Sky” – Alan Parsons Project (HT:Sing365.com) There was a point pretty soon after the 9-11 attacks, where I used to get in a lot of arguments with other Conservatives. Something about the | Read More »
Meet The Newest Democratic Party Governor
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Lincoln Chafee. He currently serves as the politically independent governor of Rhode Island. In a recent interview with WPRI, Chafee seemed to toss around the idea of being a Democrat. Chafee’s typical vapid non-speak follows below. The next gubernatorial election is “a long way away” and running as a Democrat “would be a hard step, just because of history,” | Read More »
Is Unofficial Inflation Present In The Economy?
In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, inflation became a crippling detriment to the American Economy. Federal Reserve Chairman, Paul Volker, showed remarkable patriotism for a Democrat. He brought down the hammer athwart this scourge. He raised interest rates through the roof and forced down the price of most consumables to acceptable levels. As a result of Paul Volker’s courage and love for America, the | Read More »
Doug Mataconis Repeats Dean Acheson’s Folly
The self-infatuated Doug Mataconis has lined up in predictable “Conservative” support for Barack Obama’s suggestion that we balance the budget by cutting defense. He offers up three fatuous arguments below. 1.There is no nation on the planet that poses a real threat to the United States in the way that the USSR during the Cold War….That’s not to say that there aren’t threats out there, | Read More »
Children Of The Corn – How Ethanol Damages America!
The market for ethanol is propped up by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a Soviet-style production quota. Conservatives should be appalled by this reversion to Stalin-era central planning. Should taxpayers have to subsidize ethanol too? – (HT: globalwarming.org) So let’s make a deal! I’ll give you a new source of fuel that has 1/3 the energy of your gasoline. In return for that, I’ll dramatically | Read More »
“The People’s Budget” – A Real, Live Proposal to Tax the Rich!
No, if you want to get the budget under control without meaningfully cutting into entitlements, you’re going to need to hike taxes substantially on the middle class. I’m waiting for the first politician to say this out loud. -Megan McArdle (HT: The Atlantic) I’m usually not big on giving the Congressional Progressive Caucus much credit for anything beyond continued respiration and economic stupidity. However, they | Read More »