What do readers at Red State think of Spengler’s latest article?
It seems to me that David Goldman, “Spengler”, has it right that what we see before us is a battle for control of the Republican Party. I like what he wrote about Ted Cruz. Cruz really is a champion for conservatives. For those of you at Red State who are much more politically astute than I am what do you think of Spengler’s conclusion? http://pjmedia.com/spengler/2013/10/01/letting-obama-force-a-constitutional-crisis-is-the-best-republican-choice/?singlepage=true
Rally for Rush…a must read
This article: http://spectator.org/archives/2012/03/05/rally-for-rush today at the American Spectator gives quite a lot of detail on the effort to shut Rush Limbaugh down. I must admit I have not listened to Rush much this year but I nevertheless do want to defend free speech and resist the efforts of leftist organizations to shut down conservatives!! Another startling article this Monday morning was this:http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/03/time_for_new_look_at_2008_obama_passport_breach.html
James Delingpole “Why I’m rooting for Barack Obama”
James Delingpole writes for the London Telegraph. Through a website I suscribe to I a came across his blog this morning. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100137740/why-im-rooting-for-barack-obama/ This article is worth reading. It is a cry from across the Atlantic about the perils of electing Mitt Romney. Delingpole wrote, “Because I’ve seen what happens, America, when you elect yet another spineless, yet ruthless, principle-free blow-with-the-wind, big government, crony-capitalist RINO squish. | Read More »
Why Bill Daley left the White House….
Clarice Feldman has a great article today at the American Thinker…http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/02/wont_you_come_home_bill_daley.html It appears from this article that Valerie Jarrett is really running things. I remember this article: “Obama’s Women Reveal His Secret” February 6, 2008 by Spengler at the Asia Times. http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/JB26Aa01.html Women have shaped Obama and even now after reading Feldman’s article this morning I am convinced he is being led by them.
The Discipline of Disappointment….
My books are my friends. At different times I turn to different ones and these days I have opened one entitled “The Disciplines of Life” by V. Raymond Edman. “The Discipline of Disappointment” is the chapter I have been looking at over and over. Edman begins: “Who has not experienced the depths of discouragement that come from the stinging defeat of eager expectations, the merciless | Read More »
L’histoire d’une femme remarquable….
I realize that speaking French makes conservative Americans suspicious. France is socialist. However, there is one story that I will never forget, that is the story of Marie Durand. Most Americans have never heard of her. http://www.museeprotestant.org/Pages/Notices.php?scatid=144¬iceid=543&lev=1&Lget=EN This above is a link to a brief summary of her life. I visited La Tour du Constance at Aigues-Mortes. Aigues-Mortes means “bitter death”. Located at the mouth | Read More »
Tony Blankley dies at 63
The Washington Times had this article yesterday: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/8/former-times-editorial-page-editor-tony-blankley-d/print/ I was saddened just now to learn of Mr. Blankely’s death. I did not where to insert this link in the thread of posts and so just made a diary entry.
More news of China…from an unexpected source!!
http://www.wsws.org/tools/index.php?page=print&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wsws.org%2Farticles%2F2011%2Fdec2011%2Ffarm-d16.shtml This story is posted on the World Socialist Website!! The title is “Police besiege village land protest in China” It is an excellent article. Tiananmen Square happened 21 years ago. There was no Facebook then. The government was able to contain the protests. Now there is the internet and the bursting housing bubble and inflation with the price of rice rising. Will they be | Read More »
Newt Gingrich and the National ID card
I posted a link to this article yesterday in a thread http://therepublicanmother.blogspot.com/2011/12/newt-tried-to-install-internal.html I had not known what happened with the issue of the National ID card. This article gives insight into what happened and how it was stopped. Newt Gingrich tried his best to get it through in an underhanded way. This morning I searched online to see if I could find the audio of | Read More »
Imagine the Democratic Convention in an anti-union, right-to-work state….
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/11/30/2813233/nc-house-to-dnc-no-unions.html http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/08/13/120548/12-unions-tell-dems-theyll-boycott.html The party of the Unions chose a state with the lowest unionization rate in the country as the place to hold their convention. Whose idea was that? Just how successful do you think the Democratic convention will be? Obama had hoped to win North Carolina. Talk about strategic mistakes!! Of course, this is very cheerful news!!
Why we should not vote for Newt Gingrinch…
Before this election cycle I just had not given much thought to Newt Gingrinch. I never dreamed he could win a Republican primary because I never dreamed conservatives would vote for him. I think people have forgotten just what Newt Gingrinch has done. What people have done in the past is a valid concern when considering what they would do in the future. Sure, Gingrich | Read More »
A thought for Thanksgiving…
A happy Thanksgiving to all of you at RedState and to Erick Erickson!! William Cowper wrote these words in the 1700s: GOD moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable mines Of never failing skill; He treasures up his bright designs, And works his sovereign will. Ye | Read More »
Forget China: the $10 trillion global black market is the world’s fastest growing economy–and its future
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/10/28/black_market_global_economy?print=yes&hidecomments=yes&page=full This is a very interesting article. Years ago when we lived in France we encountered people who did business “sous la table”. That is “under the table”. This article calls the black market “System D”. The French word debrouillard (the e has an accent I don’t know how to make without a french keyboard).. describes a man who is resourceful and ingenious. People have | Read More »
Edward Gibbon…The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and “The Hymn of the Welfare State”
In 1787, after 20 years of labor, Edward Gibbon completed his The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. In it he attributed the fall of the Empire as being 1. “The rapid increase of divorce; the undermining of the dignity and sanctity of the home, which is the basis of human society.” 2. “Higher and higher taxes and the spending of public monies for | Read More »
John Grisham’s new book “The Litigators”
I had to escape for a few hours last Sunday afternoon so I read John Grisham’s latest book. It is absolutely hilarious!! After all the heavy reading and thinking it was delightful to laugh out loud!! Sometimes we just need to get a breath of air!!
America Is Too Young To Die
That is the title of the third chapter of a book of the same title by Leonard Ravenhill published in 1979. The title caught my eye and so did two other titles by him: “Revival Praying” and “Sodom had no Bible”. I have had them on my shelf for some time. Every time I have opened the first one above I can only read a | Read More »
Rick Santorum’s devestating new add about Herman Cain
I found out about this add this morning. Here is the link: http://youtu.be/GM9IKOWI-vc
Latinos for Perry
Here is another article I came across at Pajamas Media: http://pjmedia.com/blog/perry-the-only-credible-choice-for-latino-conservatives/?singlepage=true This article addresses Romney vs Perry but I also believe Herman Cain hurt himself with Latinos with his “joke” about the electric fence. Texas in-state tuition for illegal immigrants makes sense to me. It obviously made sense to the Texas legislature. Perry has an A+ rating from Numbers USA for border security.
Against All Odds
Last year I rented from Netflix a series of videos entitled “Against All Odds: Israel Survives”. I only had time to watch the first dvd but it made a lasting impression on me. The first episode was about an incident in 1973. A group of soldiers were crossing a field at night when they discovered that they were in a minefield!! They began the slow, | Read More »
Iowa Radio Host Steve Deuce posted this article about Herman Cain
I came across this article by an Iowa Radio Host: http://stevedeace.com/news/iowa-politics/hermans-head/