Standard Bearing In a Generation of Failed Promise
My handle is Standard Candle, as in a fixed star, one that may be utilized to measure light and distance. I often feel separated from the secular norms of the day, primarily because I don’t ‘dabble’ in what is considered normal social behaviors… I’m a conservative, and you are too. I believe in standards, I believe that it is important for any culture or society | Read More »
Attention: Imbecilic Candi-bots Calling for a 3rd Party Solution to a Romney Nomination — This is for you
First here is your list of Winners (pronounced [loo-zers]) source: (http://www.presidentsusa.net/thirdparty.html) Now that we’ve dispensed with the ridiculous notion that a 3rd Party candidate *might* be able to win, let’s talk about what you’re really proposing, and why it’s a very BAD idea. A 3rd Party no matter what it is, is an “issue-driven” party, which is to suggest that the “issue” must be taken | Read More »
Dear Louisiana Conservatives – NOW is the TIME TO CONSOLIDATE — My attempt to persuade the “not-Romneys” to do themselves a solid.
Louisiana has the potential to be the turning point. So say Newt’s advisers. I believe they have crafted a very good argument that logically provides one path to nomination for Newt, but if pursued it will likely cause a brokered convention (something that I’m not “totally” against, especially when chattering candi-bots for Santorum are talking 3rd party). The media has all but declared Newt2012 dead. | Read More »
Division spells (D)-(I)-Vision
Personally, I enjoy watching the moderators, well, moderate (on their own). They have such a style and panache, that mere mortals like myself clumsily if not, wantonly practice. I am unlikely to develop this “super-power” without reaching the Gladwell-10,000-Hour Rule, which I am certain some regulars here may be approaching. In our current primary, I have attempted to highlight “let the best campaign win” since | Read More »
Simplify the Pi folks… Santorum is better off with Newt and Ron remaining in the race…
Short diary… came from a comment: Look something that is being overlooked… 1. In order for Santorum to get 1144 and cinch… he’d have to win 66.6% (905) of all remaining unallocated delegates….(1358 – H/T CNN delegate calculator) (not impossible)… 2. In order for Santorum and Gingrich to deny Romney 1144… they need to combine to get 51.4% (699) of the remaining unallocated delegates. (more | Read More »
Passing the Mantle of Reagan Requires a Field of Opportunities Rather than a Harvest of Opportunists.
The title of this diary was borrowed from the heading of the following excerpt in a previous diary I wrote at the beginning of the Primary season: True Americans fight for honesty and search for the truth. If we can’t find a candidate with leadership that comes from the moral authority of living justly and judging righteously, then we are doomed as a nation. If | Read More »
The Tension Between: Religion and Politics; Values, Faith, Character; Heart and Head.
I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s. – Mark Twain, Eruption There are few things that create tension among mixed company like politics and religion. Both are deeply personal and are shaped over years of experience and observation. Every individual will at some point in their life make | Read More »
I neither love nor hate Newt Gingrich, but I sure get a kick out of his demagoguery skills.
Let’s face it, the new-found love for Gingrich is the pepper in the eye of the establishment side of the G.O.P. Tent. And that endears Newt to me just a little, but that’s not enough to win me over. My analysis of why Newt won South Carolina is two-fold. (H.T. CNN Exit Poll data) 1. Most (88%) of the Republican Primary electorate in South Carolina | Read More »
What exactly does one do when the most conservative candidate that can win drops out?
First, Allow me to publicly thank Governor Perry, his wife, Anita, their family, and their staff for all their hard work. Much may be said concerning missteps, mistakes, blunders, and the shoulda, woulda, couldas. I for one am grateful for the grace it takes any candidate and their team to put themselves out there and take the heat while furthering the causes of conservatism. For | Read More »
There’s a software glitch in the Candi-bots, they’ll all need to be re-programmed.
Candi-bots have a “primary” function (pun inteded ). They are programmed to promote their candidate. They will take all action necessary to spam, spread the news, post information, and attempt to persuade others that their candidate is superior, while all other candidates are inferior. Candi-bots serve a purpose in society, they tend to cause the rest of us to pause, and think about the generalizations, | Read More »
DOOM DOOM DOOM DOOM DOOM! – For them not us.
Perspective and Principle *The perspective of an individual is more often shaped by their skewed perceptions, not their objective observation. *A principle is something that was, is, and always will be true. Conservatives shouldn’t be giving in to Romney just yet Given the state of the primary so far… I’m not so convinced that Mitt Romney is the worst of the pack by ideology, rhetoric, | Read More »
Consolidation Now! The Iowa Lesson for Conservatives.
Consolidation Now! We have less than a MONTH until the conservative electorate wakes up to see the shadow of the elite Republican establishment, and collectively hands the nomination to a “big government conservative”, or alternatively it ignores the shadow and consolidates behind a true champion of conservative principles. That’s correct, we have 3 primaries (New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida) all before Punxsutawney Phil makes | Read More »
—– IOWA —– Jan 3rd is your opportunity to be FIRST IN CONSERVATISM (My third attempt to persuade via keyboard)
In 4 days the state of Iowa will hold their caucus events in 1784 precincts in 99 counties, where 1784 precinct delegates will be elected* to represent the precinct at the county convention. From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_caucuses “In the Republican caucuses, each voter officially casts his or her vote by secret ballot. Voters are presented blank sheets of paper with no candidate names on them. After | Read More »
If the other candidates are selling, I’m not buying!! My second attempt to persuade you to support/vote for Rick Perry.
As one that attempted to persuade you to support the BEST candidate, rather than trash the other candidates, believe me when I tell you that I still don’t think it’s necessary to go on and on about personal issues from the past or present of other candidates whether real or perceived. It simply isn’t necessary to destroy someone’s reputation based on rumors… and until something | Read More »
Compromise has failed in the U.S. Congress – Money Aggregates may be pursuing a new course.
I don’t pretend to be an economist. I don’t even think I could begin to teach a remedial class. I am however attempting to take my layman’s knowledge and apply it to current policies in effect. When the Budget Control Act of 2011 was signed into law by President Barack Obama, most Conservatives viewed this as a D.O.A. answer to the Debt Ceiling Crisis. Why? | Read More »
My attempt to persuade you to vote for/support Rick Perry… Your opportunity to show me where I’m wrong in my thinking…
I have consistently supported and continue to support Rick Perry in his candidacy for President of the United States of America. I could bore you to death with details about Rick Perry’s personal life, and try to win you over on his good Christian nature, and his good neighborly demeanor. I’m not going to do that. I could attempt to defend his debate performances by | Read More »
“Paging Dr. Moreau, We need a vivisection of the entire GOP Field of Candidates for POTUS!” Or do we?
H.G. Wells provided a masterpiece on stretching the limits of societal judgements in the interest of science when he wrote The Island of Dr. Moreau. The treatise by Wells concerning the morality of whether a human can become some demi-God/creator describes a science-fiction process of “vivisection” where animals are given human forms through surgery, and rehabilitation. Wells, a social reformer, was a very didactic writer, | Read More »
Languid Civility – Hey it’s just politics right?
Why is there not more civility in politics? Is it that greater controversy leads to greater exposure? Is it that ends justify the means? or Could it be that our societal civil virtues are bankrupt because our personal moral virtues are lacking? First and foremost Civility does not require Compromise. Standing firm in your resolutions, speaking voraciously in defense of your guiding principles, and/or being | Read More »
‘Go ahead and make yourself irrelevant’
In January of 1999, I was 18, young, proud, and thought myself intelligent. Maybe 2 things have changed since then, time, and my “independent” mindset. Pardon me if this diary seems a bit scattered. I am attempting to process a lot of my thoughts and emotions as the Man that had the greatest impact and most influence in my life passed away 2 minutes to | Read More »
Action over Lamentation, Freedom over Ignorance
The lamentations of a people scorned avail nothing without the collective action of individuals fighting for one unifying cause, freedom. I am tired of society dealing in the fairness of outcomes… otherwise stated as absolute and total egalitarianism. I say, please, allow me to determine for myself my own destiny, and anyone else I grant the same privilege. If you prove more successful than I, | Read More »
Hear me now if you DARE! – A Redstate Mormon speaks out!
PREFACE This diary came from a comment in response to the honorable Mr. Rooster aka – The Gamecock of Gamecocks, the DeVine of Redstate, and as such my considered friend indeed. PRE-AMBLE The failure of Mr. Jeffress to articulate his response to a gotcha question is most regrettable. Make no mistake, the object of the media question was to drive division on a potential nominee | Read More »
Prognosticating the Paucity of World Economies & Money Aggregates; Declaring the Abundance of Divine Providence
Fellow citizens, you’re being cheated! “By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a | Read More »
[Updated] You just might be a candi-bot.
Jeff Foxworthy infamous for his comedy routine regarding the identification of rednecks has provided a framework in identifying the cultural links among people who have identity markers due to their social behaviors. His mastery in delivery and timing was such that all audiences could understand his quick quips and punchlines that helped everyone understand a little better just how a redneck sees the world. Take | Read More »
Can we just deal with the Giant “Mormon” Elephant(s) in the room?
This is not a religious diary, its not intended to get you to be sympathetic to Mormons from a religious or political perspective. Pay attention though, you may learn something from this Perry Supporter. You may or may not have had personal associations with a Mormon in your life… I have, I am one. I was raised in Utah (there’s a lot of Mormons there), | Read More »
Understanding How Class Warfare Fails to Solve Our U.S. Debt Problems
Looking at 2008 IRS report of income taxes: The top 1% of individual tax payers earned roughly 20% of all reported AGI (adjusted gross income). Let’s break that down shall we? The implication is that if you are lucky enough to be in the top 1% of earners of taxable AGI, that means you should be able to afford to pay more taxes to help | Read More »