Let the GOP Pre-Primaries Be a Darwinian Flush
Sometimes some of the most interesting and correct ideas about politics come from people who are not talking directly about politics. A recent example of this occurred when J. Kyle Bass of Hyman Securities surveyed the scene immediately after the housing bubble popped. He offered the following analysis. The only way to solve this problem is to go THROUGH IT. We know it isn’t politically | Read More »
The Green Newt Must Quickly Go Extinct
It was 10 April 2007. Senator Kerry and Former Congressman Newt Gingrich appeared to debate one another on Global Warming. Newt Gingrich left John Kerry flabbergasted. He looked even more tongue-tied than he did during the 2004 Presidential Election. The Senator came to debate a Denialist and wound up having to hug the tree harder than his GOP opponent. Gingrich made the following statement during | Read More »
The 60-Day Mark In Libya – A Serious Deadline For A Serious Anti-War Movement
The War Powers Act of 1973 reads as follows : Within sixty calendar days after a report is submitted or is required to be submitted pursuant to section 4(a)(1), whichever is earlier, the President shall terminate any use of United States Armed Forces with respect to which such report was submitted (or required to be submitted), unless the Congress (1) has declared war or has | Read More »
Modern Anti-Intellectualism And Why The “Parlor Pinks” Are Hated.
Just as I presume every culture on Earth has a euphemism for “(decency edit),” it seems as if they all have terms to describe what are known in America as “limousine liberals,” or as Tom Wolfe famously dubbed them, the purveyors of “radical chic.” – Jim Goad (HT: Takimag.com) The Guardian UK asked a question that seems to weigh on the public intellectuals in England. | Read More »
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 »