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    Dan Rather and the Price of Dishonesty

    You may remember this story from a few years back. Ran Rather did a hit job, using forged documents, on George W. Bush concerning his Air National Guard Service during the Vietnam War. As a result, many people, even today, think Bush got away with doing less than desired as a member of the Air Guard. Many other people think Dan Rather is a man | Read More »

    Today Is Veterans Day

    John Stuart Mill once said, “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse.” The moment we believe our freedoms inevitable, we cease to live in history and sour the soldier’s sacrifice. Our freedoms–purchased on the battlefield–are indeed “worthy of war.” This is the time | Read More »

    Soldier Needs A Little Help

    Saw this on a blog written by a soldier currently deployed to Afghanistan. So I get an email the other day that says my XBox live membership is due to automatically renew in a month. Huh?!?! So I go online to the page for my account and what do you know there is no option to not automatically renew or to cancel. According to their | Read More »

    Economics 101 For Stupid Politicians

    For those who think raising taxes even if only on those making over $250k a year is a good idea, I submit that you don’t know what you’re talking about. I owned a small franchise food service business from mid 1998 to mid 2002. Two locations, 85 employees, $1.4 mil a year in sales, (up from 700k when I bought it). I worked non-stop, about | Read More »

    A Senator Gets Skewered

    Neil Cavuto, always the smartest guy in the room, interviewed U.S. Senator Bob Menendez from New Jersey today. This is very entertaining. No, really!! It is!! So here’s the background… Barack Obama has been talking about his tax rates being lower than those that Ronald Reagan had, but, and here’s the thing, no one really knows which tax rates Obama is talking about. Now, this | Read More »

    Well Now. This is Interesting.

    Promoted from Diaries. – Moe Lane So this Democratic Congressman from New York goes down to Florida to try and drum up some support for Barack Obama among the Jewish voters there. But, you see, they have some concerns. In particular, they have concerns about why Obama stayed in Rev. Wright’s race hating church for 20 years. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to | Read More »

    Obama Says Electricity Rates Would Skyrocket

    Every day that goes by we see more and more evidence of just how clueless Barack Obama is. This is from a interview given to the San Francisco Chronicle last January. “The problem is not technical, uh, and the problem is not mastery of the legislative intricacies of Washington. The problem is, uh, can you get the American people to say, “This is really important,” | Read More »

    Will The World End on Tuesday Night?

    Some are saying the world will end Tuesday night if Obama wins. Others are saying, no, the world won’t end, so you don’t have to worry. The world won’t end Tuesday night, but you do have to worry. I agree the world won’t end on Tuesday. Probably not Wednesday either, except for a few who get caught in the riots that will erupt regardless of | Read More »

    Tom Brokaw: “We Don’t Know”

    Charlie Rose of PBS, two days ago, interviewed Tom Brokaw, the legendary newsman from NBC. In this interview Brokaw admits there is quite a bit we don’t know about Barack Obama. ROSE: I don’t know what Barack Obama’s worldview is. BROKAW: No, I don’t, either. ROSE: I don’t know how he really sees where China is. BROKAW: We don’t know a lot about Barack Obama | Read More »

    Sarkozy: Obama stance on Iran ‘utterly immature’

    Source (Emphasis mine) French President Nicolas Sarkozy is very critical of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama’s positions on Iran, according to reports that have reached Israel’s government. Sarkozy has made his criticisms only in closed forums in France. But according to a senior Israeli government source, the reports reaching Israel indicate that *Sarkozy views the Democratic candidate’s stance on Iran as “utterly immature” and comprised | Read More »