Day of Rage – When Mayhem Comes For The Saudis?
“If Saudi Arabia were to become unhinged, the consequences are almost impossible to imagine—politically, economically, at every level,” said Ryan Crocker, who was the U.S. ambassador to Iraq until 2009. “But I don’t see it happening.” National Journal.com. Saudi Arabia suffers from a despotic, myopic, reactionary government that bases its authority upon a religion that quite literally demands that its followers render all non-Islamic countries | Read More »
The Seed Corn Is What’s For Breakfast
“We’re looking at the options,” including drawing on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, William Daley said. “It is something that only is done—and has been done—in very rare occasions. There’s a bunch of factors that have to be looked at. And it is just not the price.” – (HT: Breitbrt.com) In the recent two years, oil has gotten progressively more expensive and as a result, gasoline | Read More »
Tea And Reality
Right now the little guy is the public school pupil whose daily rounds take him from a neglectful family to an indifferent teacher who can’t be removed. The little guy is the beleaguered administrator whose attempts at improvement are thwarted by unions. The little guy is the private-sector worker who doesn’t have a good health-care plan, who barely has a pension, who lacks job security, | Read More »
Libya Just Isn’t Worth US Military Casualties
“Qaddafi has lost the legitimacy to lead and… must leave.” -President Barack Obama (HT: Business Insider) With all due respect to our nation’s Commander-In-Chief, I fail to remember when Qaddafi’s rule in Libya had any profound legitimacy that extended beyond the maximum effective range of an AK-47 Assault Rifle. Qaddafi, and his pathetic side-kick and strip-club drinking buddy, Hugo Chavez, remind me of what the | Read More »
Not Just The Crazy Train – But High Speed Rail!
“One thing that I do know is his having grown up in Kenya, his view of the Brits, for example, (is) very different than the average American,” Mr Huckabee said, – (HT: UK Telegraph) Today, for reasons various and sundry, I drove into work spitting nails and pining for some bureaucratic arse to play some cubical soccer with. I managed to be polite to the | Read More »
As The Saudi Tanks Roll To Bahrain
“Politically, Ken Salazar had to begin to relieve some of the pressure that gas prices were exerting on the administration,” said Kish. “He was running out of excuses and with Congress no longer rubber-stamping or ignoring his anti-energy policies, he had to issue at least one permit to placate the Hill.” (HT:The Daily Caller) Secretary of The Interior, Ken Salazar, has long advocated on behalf | Read More »
War, What Is It Good For? – Ask National Geographic.
It’s the end of the world as we know it (it’s time I had some time alone) It’s the end of the world as we know it (it’s time I had some time alone) It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine (it’s time I had some time alone) – R.E.M “It’s The End of The World As We | Read More »
America Will Handle Reality; Or Reality Will Handle America
There is an old Classic Rock standard that the English Group “The Kinks” wrote about the death of Elvis Presley. The song “Rock and Roll Fantasy,” touches me emotionally. Not because I accept the MSM propaganda that Elvis is actually dead (just kidding), but rather because it somehow speaks to a destructive and potentially fatal mindset of an entire generation. The people who lead us | Read More »
The Last Refuge Of The Progressives
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” – Isaac Asimov from Foundation In light of the tragic shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords by Jared Loughner calls have gone out far and wide for a new civility. The University of Arizona has even invited Former Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton to waste the time and money of their student body by founding | Read More »
Straight Into Darkness
2010 became the year many Americans realized that the emperor stood shivering in the nude. Liberalism was dead, the Liberals had killed it; what now would the Liberals do? The impact of this Nietzsche-like revelation has awakened the American conscience to the existence of a major crisis. Namely, America is run, lock, stock, and barrel by a set of governments designed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. | Read More »
The Poisoning Of The Trees – An Idiot Creates A Metaphor
Auburn University today confirmed that an herbicide commonly used to kill trees was deliberately applied in lethal amounts to the soil around the Toomer’s Corner live oaks on campus, and there is little chance to save the trees. – (HT: Al.com) The State of Alabama recently has had to endure considerable shame over one of the most rediculous and pointless crimes I’ve ever had the | Read More »
The Problem With Dane Gelds And Why Wisconsin Went Kaboom!
And that is called paying the Dane-geld; But we’ve proved it again and again, That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld You never get rid of the Dane. – Rudyard Kipling The Jeffersonian According to Hegel, life is all about the choices we make. In fact, he viewed history as an evolutionary process of decisions made athwart a crisis. Wisconsin has hit just | Read More »
Real Libertarians Understand Consequentialism, Paulistinians Don’t.
From the diaries by Jeff ….individualism or consequentialism? Pick the first, and you drift steadily toward liberalism and lose what makes your side distinct. Pick the latter and you can no longer promise “liberty” to everyone while ignoring the destructive consequences of their actions. – Brett Stevens (HT: Amerika.org) America was founded on libertarian principles. This tradition empowered the rise of America. It inspired the | Read More »
Kanye West Had A Point: Modern America Hates Black Unborn Children
Bureaucratic inertia is not exactly news. We understand that. But we think this was something more. We think the reason no one acted is because the women in question were poor and of color, because the victims were infants without identities, and because the subject was the political football of abortion. Grand Jury Report Re Misc. No. 0009901-2008. First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Criminal Trials | Read More »
Today Is *Not* The Day That The Sea Level Will Begin To Recede
From the diaries, by Erick I’m not entirely sure what scares me more about Then-Senator, now President Barack Obama’s speeches during the campaign. There are the untrue and completely ridiculous things the man said he was promising. Because if we are willing to work for it, and fight for it, and believe in it, then I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will | Read More »