So here's a CPAC speech to rival the humdinger that Newt Gingrich gave two years ago. He hits every nail squarely on the head with this one. From a purely political stance point of view, here's the guy I would like to see as our next President. Without getting into the territory of electability, whether his mother's parentage alone is enough for the eligibility issues crowd, (and I still maintain that he easily passes the Natural Born Citizen Test,) and sans his unwillingness to, "go along…Continue
From my perspective, there are varying degrees of evil in this world, but clearly one of those evils that positively makes me seethe with anger, is that evil which seeks to tweak the behavior of others so as to conform to acceptability of our self anointed ruling elite class of bureaucrats. Examples of this would be Government agents who wish to convince Americans to stop smoking, not through education, but through varying forms of taxation, subsidization, social engineering, or flat out…Continue
It happens every time the Democrats are in trouble politically. There is some national event du jour that spurs outrage, emotive cries to end the madness, and the entire nation gets mad at those bigoted neanderthal knuckle dragging Republicans and the crazy evil that they have truly come to symbolize. Arizona's Legislature just proposed a state law that said the Politically Correct Self Anointed will no longer have the right to inflict its desires upon private property…Continue
Hat tip to Rodan:
As a child growing up in West Virginia, I would often times find myself in disagreement with others in my neighborhood. Sometimes, those disagreements would need to be settled via fisticuffs. Many times, I was on the losing end of those endeavors, but there were still lessons learned which made me a stronger and smarter person today. For that fact, I am grateful. Often, the person who threw the first punch was surprised that the favor was returned,…Continue
I believe some perspective might be in order, so that the significance of this next item may be fully appreciated in its broader context. Harry Reid it seems went to his fellow minions in the Senate, and as their minion leader, found that little more than half of his sub minion drones were on board with the latest bit of class warfare du jour.
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This video is well worth the 70 minutes of your life that it takes to watch it from start to finish. In my case, I wanted them to actually keep going. In April of last year, Barack Obama promised America that he was a) just as upset as we were that his IRS, and more importantly his political appointees, were caught targeting his political opponents for increased scrutiny, harassment, and prosecution during two national elections, and b) he would, "get to the bottom of it." Three weeks ago,…Continue
The coverage of the Sochi games in Russia's Caucus Mountains were unique, to say the least. During the hours of coverage, of which I tried to watch every last bit, NBC managed to score a first in terms of how they presented the Olympic Games to an enthralled America. After the usual tedious affair in which a nation tells its story through interpretive dance, (AKA The Opening Ceremonies,) we got precious little coverage of the town itself and the charms of the host community. Almost every…Continue
I read an article yesterday or the day before about the five stages of political denial, equating it to the five stages of grief. All in all, it was pretty funny, but in all honesty, the author missed one. He missed, "the idiotic attempt to self justify the huge mistake," That's the stage where after a politician is forced to admit that their spiffy new law is not working as packaged and sold to an angered electorate, and in fact that their grand scheme is an unmitigated disaster, they dish…Continue
As I awoke this morning, I discovered that once again the mercury dipped its ruthless little head somewhere south of zero. This has been a brutally cold winter, and indeed, I have never been so grateful for my fossil fuel burning snow blower, so brilliantly designed and built by MTD. Don't blame me for the cold, I'm doing what I can to warm the planet, at least according to the hysterical environazis, who claim that man kind can somehow affect our planets weather. These…Continue
Watching the news this morning as I began my day, I saw an interesting little story about Barack Obama using his executive authority to issue a decree that he'll not pay any person working under federal contract, any wage lower than $10.10 per hour. Immediately, the reporting news channel rushed a, "panel of experts," onto camera. I can only believe of this group, after hearing their expert opinion, that they'd either slept through their economics courses taken while…Continue
During my childhood, one certain way to determine that a current teen heart throb was quickly cementing his path towards becoming a former teen heart throb, was when the local radio station ran the ubiquitous, "win a dream date with x," promotion. The lucky preteen girls would be encouraged to call in, write in, or just generally debase themselves in some fashion, and they would get to spend 45 minutes of quality time with some aging face hell bent on pimping out what was…Continue
The Summer and Fall of 2009 can only be described as surreal. Any other description is simply inadequate. As the economy tanked, fueled by a crisis precipitated entirely from the worst consequences of government policies run amok, our President, the House of Representatives, and the Senate, controlled by its Super Majority of the same political party, embarked on legislation to inflict the single greatest transfer of economic output from any private sector to the control of…Continue
Hat tip to lobo91:
Sometimes, coincidence is a mean mother f%$#%r. Yesterday was one of those times. Yesterday you see, one of the points made during my rant on what really needs to be reformed with our immigration system was illustrated perfectly at Georgia Tech University. For at that institution of higher learning you see, we…Continue
This is a hot button issue, forced on our national conscious by politicos, seeking a payoff other that what is best for the nation. The victims of this are American citizens, broken into two categories. The first group includes people who live in communities which border or are in close proximity to our Southern neighbor, and the lawless Drug Cartels which have taken over sovereign control of the Northern part of that country. The people in this group are victims of a…Continue
This is not meant to be a discussion on the topic of immigration per say, that discussion will happen with the next post that I do. This is about the politics of those discussions in the narrow sense, and in the broader sense, it is about the complete inability of the GOP to engage competently engage in, much less win, any battle that occurs in the political arena. The on again off again flirtation with immigration reform that keeps getting brought up by the GOP House…Continue
Take a good look at the graph above. This is from the St. Louis Federal Reserve. Yesterday, and last night, I heard about an economy currently, "firing on all cylinders,". What the above graph shows is the percentage of Americans who actually have jobs as compared to the entire population. This is called the labor force participation rate. The more astute among you might notice that the graph shows bad news irrespective of the reported unemployment rate coming down over the…Continue
Here is a brief history of Cargo Cults which should also explain the definition to the reader as to the meaning of that phrase. We'll tie it in to the SOTU Address which will be delivered this evening, as well as some laughable reporting by the New York Times and other outlets today.
Reprinted from the August 2, 2013 article, found on this blog.
Since predictions about the speech are just too damned easy, as its contents have been leaked to the press already, as is standard fare for these events any more, plus the fact that it's the very same speech he's been delivering since early in 2007, my predictions will focus more on what happens next. We already know for instance that he's going to complain about an obstructionist Republican party, income inequality, and will promise to bring the full weight of the…Continue
I hope you guys at The Blogmocracy don't mind my borrowing of the banner from you site with the Churchill quote. I just feel that it's apropos considering today's subject matter, which is the jawdroppingly funny announcement by one Senator Charles Schumer(D), Mars. Apparently, he's got himself a spiffy new plan to woo over the extreme right wing crazies, formerly known as Tea Party voters, into the fold of the Democrats, also known at the people who inflicted us with…Continue