Saturday, October 10, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
The U.S. is once again shrinking its military, and piling up debt -- the
latter on an unprecedented scale. America's allies have meanwhile shirked their
own responsibilities, leaving the U.S. to carry all bags, first in Iraq and soon
in Afghanistan.We are courting catastrophe on a scale vastly larger than 9/11.
I wrote [my book Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives have Penetrated Washington] in the hopes that my kids and their kids won’t have to live under terror alerts. Washington hasn’t leveled with us about the full scope and depth of the Islamic threat not only inside America but inside the government, just as it hasn’t leveled with us about the true nature of Islam. We’ve been lulled into a false sense of security, and we’re just inviting another 9/11. So I wrote this book to expose the elaborate fraud that’s been orchestrated by our leaders in the Washington establishment and the leaders in
the Muslim establishment, who are playing us all for suckers.
These people have to stop being union workers and start being free workers - workers who take charge of their own and do it for themselves. No crawling after a union or corporate boss to pretty please give some crumbs…no: free men and women making their own wealth and then using it as they see fit. This is the grandest opportunity of their life, if they’ll only seize the moment.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
The PC-police have ruled with iron hands long enough. Dr. Utopia’s push to indoctrinate school children into “his Light” on September 8th should be a wakeup call to parents to pay more attention to what their children are being taught in school 8 hours a day, every day, by the government. All those school boards are elected, people. Currently, mostly liberals attend school board meetings…so those school boards tend to be loony liberals of the leftist William Ayers mold.
The elite seem unable to comprehend that anyone could possibly oppose their infinitely superior wisdom, hence the strange and radical smears against the town hall opposition. No one could possibly have a better idea than us, the elite, therefore the town hall "mobs" must be fakes. Anyone, like Ronald Reagan, George Bush, or Sarah Palin, who thinks differently than us, the elite, surely must be of lower intellect. The elite are unable to understand that this is not about taxes, or health care, or politics. It is about them!
Saturday, September 5, 2009
"They're probably going to need a bailout at some point because they're making loans in a riskier environment," says Edward Pinto, a mortgage-industry consultant and former chief credit officer at Fannie Mae. " . . . I've never seen an entity successfully outrun a situation like this." . . .
When a word comes too close to actually identifying an inconvenient reality, secular progressives spring into action. The offending word is either redefined or reduced its first letter, thereby signifying that polite society will no longer accept it. You’ve heard of the N word, the B word (think Hillary) and now comes the S word. By its abbreviation, the S word, formerly known as socialism, infers a negative connotation. A negative connotation richly deserved due to the incontrovertible fact that socialism has failed every where it has been tried.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Whatever else one might conclude about the state of the CIA and the unecessary public investigations, they are effecting a disembowelment of the very intelligence agency that is supposed to protect American interests. And it appears to be all by design.
Do any of you liberals actually understand that freedom means that both parties to a debate get to speak their piece? The liberals salted in to the office applauded the cops removing the man for merely challenging the residency of one of the liberals!
There are lots of good reasons why people shouldn’t use drugs. But making drug use illegal only compounds the social consequences, turning a moral and health problem into a legal and criminal problem. The result is the worst of both worlds: all of the problems of drug use plus all of the problems of prohibition. Unfortunately, those consequences flow overseas, further undermining fragile societies such as Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico and ultimately American security objectives as well.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Never has an administration who had more firepower at their disposal, been set to so totally fail in the next six to eight weeks. It is nearly a foregone conclusion. It is nearly unavoidable. And it defies all logic given the sizable majority the administration has in both houses of Congress.
Since I was the first pundit to predict Obama’s presidency (Dec 2006) it behooves me to tell you the course I believe the next few weeks will take and effectively halt the radical transformation that the left appeared unstoppable with only months ago.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
As I have said before, establishing health insurance co-operatives is a poor alternative to the public option plan. Opponents of a government takeover of the health care system should not be fooled. Government-run health care is government-run health care no matter what you call it.
The media is making much of the Obama Administration's hints that the President will no longer insist on a so-called "public option" in a health care bill he signs, but the idea of a government-started "co-op" alternative to private health insurance has not been abandoned.
No, Mr. Steele (if I may permitted the editorial we), we do not support the Republican party in Obamacare or cap and trade or any other program in the news today. We just are deeply fearful of the practically provable desire of the Democrats to micromanage our daily lives. But don't you take comfort that this paves your way in 2010. It doesn't.
How Israelis have responded in a unified -- and negative -- way to Obama's pressure.
U.S. church groups reserve their fire for what's really important: denouncing Israel.
Who were the 'experts' who advocated pulling the illustrations of Muhammad from a forthcoming book?
How leftist and Islamist intellectuals turn public opinion against Israel.
Renewable energy is not without its dangers.
When will we hear a single word from the White House in support of the victims of the Mullahs' terror?
The Egyptian press harshly criticizes the Iranian regime.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
We are witnessing one of the more rapid turnabouts in recent American political history. President Obama’s popularity has plummeted to 50 percent and lower in some polls, while the public expresses even less confidence in the Democratic-led Congress and the direction of the country at large. Yet, just eight months ago, liberals were talking in Rovian style about a new generation to come of progressive politics -- and the end of both the Republican party and the legacy of Reaganism itself. Barack Obama was to be the new FDR and his radical agenda an even better New Deal.
That’s what all this “Obama is dropping the public option” stuff is about. The town hall protests and tea party protests have been wonderful. The uprising across the country has Democrats reeling, but they’re not giving up. Instead what they’re going to do is pretend like they’re giving up, to throw the protesters a bone in the hopes that they’ll shut up already and go home, and then move on with reform that’s really just a “public option” called something else.
Within the past few decades, mosques have increasingly dotted the landscapes of American and European cities and towns, with mega mosques often overshadowing adjacent, centuries-old churches in predominantly Christian regions. Islamic schools or academies and a host of Muslim organizations have become omnipresent across the West.
And what looms over the entire debate? Debt, debt, debt -- both the recognition that one cannot expand those covered and save money at the same time without rationing or higher taxes; and the notion that all Obama’s new entitlements essentially involve borrowing money, much of it from Asia, as our indebtedness soars.
We've got to stop the whole thing. No compromise.
What appears to be a lack of attention paid to political reality is actually a single-minded determination to ignore what Americans want and to use the tools of community organizing, intimidation, coercion and, most importantly, deception to achieve his goals.
What is described in the bill here is not simply a reform. The tax code, legal system, hospitals, insurance companies, doctors, and the patient experience are radically changed. Radical change does not suggest reform. It suggests transformation.
We need to kill the whole thing. No compromise.
Until conservatives begin to understand exactly what drives radicals and how dishonest they are — dishonest in the their core — it is going to be very hard to defend the system that is under attack. For radicals the noble end — creating a new heaven on earth — justifies any means.
More of more of this is to come - the economy is far worse than the banks and the federal government is letting on (they are hoping that a course of positive thinking will get things rolling again) and the entire mountain of liberal fiscal mismanagement is crashing down.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
The test, of course, will be our first disaster under Fugate's watch. Will the White House back him as he demands more from the locals, or will it throw him under the bus when the press starts weeping for the "victims" who ignored the order to evacuate? Let's hope Fugate prevails in his vision, which strikes me as a genuinely American response to disaster.
As I’ve said more than once, tax refunds are for suckers and tax withholding is perhaps the best thing that happened to those who desire to increase the size, scope, and power of the state. Get rid of both, and we’ll be a long way down the road toward restoring something resembling the Constitutional Republic this country was supposed to have been.
The battle over Obamacare is far from being won, but it’s clear that opponents are winning right now. The lesson: keep doing what you’re doing! Call your Congressman, talk to your friends, show up at townhalls… your voice is being heard!
The leftists were deluding themselves when they saw the November election as a mandate for socialism. Most of the independents who voted for Democrats were voting against Republicans, and many of the people who voted for Barack Obama were just voting for generic “change” without paying much attention to what kind of change was being promised. Now that they see what it actually means, they’re in revolt. And coming up with better commercials isn’t going to get the dog to eat the dog food when it tastes like crap.
This isn't about better health care, folks. It is about P.O.W.E.R. If a person truly wanted to improve health care--and the lives of real people--then they might be interested in stats comparing current American healthcare and Britain’s NHS:
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Days after directing Americans to report "fishy" speech opposing his controversial health care policies, President Obama plans to reverse a longtime federal policy banning the use of web technologies to track and compile personal information that can easily be utilized to invade privacy.
The woman who rode into office on her husband’s name is upset that someone thinks her husband is doing the thinking for her
What Hillary Rodham could have accomplished, had she not married a man who became a high-powered politician, can never be known. She did marry him, and after he became a success, traded on his name for her own professional accomplishments.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
It was a necessary step for a black person to be elected president, one in which all Americans can exult. But we have a black President now, and it is our responsibility to criticize him when we must. There is nothing racist about saying that we should not hand one-sixth of our economy to government control.
Demographic time bomb: millions of Muslim immigrants will change Europe beyond recognition, and almost no policymakers are talking about it
And those who are talking about it are smeared and vilified as racists and bigots. When a nuclear-powered Islamic Republic of France threatens the U.S., however, some Americans may come to regret the ease with which they swallowed and even propagated defamation and lies about anti-jihad European politicians such as Geert Wilders.
Friday, August 7, 2009
I want everyone to forward all of your junk email to email@example.com. Also send link of idiot democrats Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid recitng their talking points. Send any criticism of free speech to the site. We should make it useless by overwhelming.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I think this is the reason for all the apologies and for the siding with enemies like Chavez in teh Honduras removal of their former President who was found to have breached that country's constitution. George Bush never failed to make the case that we are fair and decent country. Obama has been sucking up to those around the world who think otherwise. I think this is wrong and it is why
it was a mistake to elect him.
Friday, July 31, 2009
The American ideal is that we are “a nation of laws, not of men,” as John
Adams put it. The unpleasant reality is that the ruling class of any society -
including ours - obeys only the laws it chooses to obey. Understanding this
reality is essential to making progress toward the ideal.
“If they can’t administer a program like this, I’d be a little concerned about my health insurance,” car salesman Rob Bojaryn said.
Unfortunately for Obama, Pelosi, Frank, et al, this is going to be an oft-repeated observation. We may be intimidated by the size and scope of health care and think that somebody else may know better than we do, but when we see those same people screw up a freakin’ car sale, the mask comes off and we don’t want them messing with our health too.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Something strange is happening in America. For the first time, a white man is standing up to a black man’s charge of racism. And he is being supported by his employer. In another first, the media coverage of this event is not employing the time worn premise that only whites can be racist.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Barack Obama can settle all of this by giving Hawaii permission to release the birth certificate, but he refuses because there’s something on that birth certificate that he doesn’t want anyone to see. we’ll never know what it is. But for a guy who says he’s going to run the most transparent White House in history, he sure is being maximally obstructionist when it comes to this.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Most of them are for sale regardless of which side of the political spectrum they pretend to self-identify.
Friday, July 17, 2009
This is seriously the stuff of which revolutions are made - entrenched elites attempting to stifle debate and prevent the people from having a full airing of the issues. This is a rearguard action from an exhausted ruling class which is afraid of the people they claim to represent. What say you, liberals? Are you for liberty, or slavery?
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Politics itself is nothing more than an attempt to achieve power and prestige without merit. That's the definition of politics.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
The truth is, we all need to look in the mirror and ask: How did we reach this state of affairs? Our political class – elected officials, aides, operatives, journalists - often leads us in new directions, but it also reflects society at large. How much value do people in general now place on traditional notions of integrity, honor, fair play, personal responsibility? Like our political class, many of us can be quick to point fingers at our parents, bosses, leaders, etc. for mistakes. Don’t get me wrong: millions of Americans are hard-working, honorable folks who take personal responsibility very seriously; but are they swimming against the tide? On balance, voters have not been rewarding politicians who have prioritized values such as fiscal conservatism and limited government, which go hand-in-hand with taking responsibility for one’s own actions. If anything, constituents have tended to demand more of the cradle-to-grave nanny state policies that provide short-term benefits to constituent groups but over time erode traditional individualistic values throughout society. It will take a sea change in society for that to change. Playing the blame game and pointing fingers will get us nowhere.
If you can’t do it with 30 million people, why should we believe you that you can do it with 300 million?
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Don't trust the UN to fix anything!!
A short note here about the role of Honduras' military in the removal from office and exile to Costa Rica of President Mel Zelaya. I am dismayed at the reaction of the White House and Foggy Bottom - that they would be so quick to condemn the defense of democracy in Honduras by its military and so slow to attack the destruction of democracy in Iran by its paramilitary can only be indicative of a shallowness of understanding of foreign affairs by the administration.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Obama is haltingly coming along towards a little courage on Iran, but even when he notes what is happening, he temporizes and still makes gutless statements about not “meddling” in Iranian affairs. We need clear, bold leadership - not timid bleats of a man unsure of himself and ignorant of the true greatness of the nation he leads.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
This is now a land that rewards failure — at the personal, corporate, and state level. And, as conservatives well know, if you reward bad behavior, you get more of it. If you reward it as lavishly as the Obama administration’s doing it, you’ll get the Radio City Christmas Spectacular of Failure, on ice and with full supporting orchestra.
In his new book, Soft Despotism, Democracy’s Drift, Paul Rahe writes, “Human dignity is bound up with taking responsibility for conducting one’s own affairs.” But today the state cocoons “one’s own affairs” so thoroughly as to remove almost all responsibility from modern life, and much of human dignity with it. And, if personal consequences have been all but abolished, societal consequences are harder to dodge. Sometimes great powers decline slowly, almost
imperceptibly, as Britain did for much of the 20th century. Sometimes it’s more sudden and convulsive. Obama is attempting Euro-statism, but, unlike Europe, without the counterweight of America to preserve some approximate relationship to reality. Which is to say I do not think this decline will be genteel, for America or the world.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
The president is barnstorming the nation, urging swift approval of legislation that is taking shape in Congress. This legislation -- the Affordable Health Choices Act that's being drafted by Sen. Edward Kennedy's staff and the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee -- will push Americans into stingy insurance plans with tight, HMO-style controls. It specifically exempts members of Congress (along with federal employees; the exemptions are in section 3116).
Sunday, June 14, 2009
For capitalism and free markets to work, property rights must be enforced. These auto deals ignore that principal and they will mean companies with unions will be paying a premium for investment capital and they already are.
On the other hand, Obama’s got this going for him: “The question is whether
the Republicans will be smart enough to take advantage of this.”
Ain't that the truth.
Couldn't happen to a more deserving person.
Sounds like a good idea to me!!
Saturday, February 28, 2009
...tolerance is not a Christian virtue. Charity, justice, mercy, prudence, honesty -- these are Christian virtues. And obviously, in a diverse community, tolerance is an important working principle. But it's never an end itself. In fact, tolerating grave evil within a society is itself a form of serious evil. Likewise, democratic pluralism does not mean that Catholics should be quiet in public about serious moral issues because of some misguided sense of good manners. A healthy democracy requires vigorous moral debate to survive. Real pluralism demands that people of strong beliefs will advance their convictions in the public square -- peacefully, legally and respectfully, but energetically and without embarrassment. Anything less is bad citizenship and a form of theft from the public conversation.
I like clarity, and there's a reason why. I think modern life, including life in the Church, suffers from a phony unwillingness to offend that poses as prudence and good manners, but too often turns out to be cowardice. Human beings owe each other respect and appropriate courtesy. But we also owe each other the truth -- which means candor.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
That is why this thread has been created. For you, the future of our nation, to let us know who your parents are. Tell us the names of those who do not support Obama the way that you do. Let us know if your parents own guns, or wish ill will toward the government. Let us know before it is too late for you and too late for your country.
Friday, February 13, 2009
A skeptic could conclude that this was an orchestrated attempt by powerful Democrats to, down the road, allow both institutions to fail, having them ultimately become the catalyst for our current economic mess, thus ushering in a Democratic majority and paving the way for a timely Democratic presidential win.
Monday, February 9, 2009
“The country fired us from our congressional majority in 2006. Why? The country didn’t stop being conservative. The Republican Party did,” Jindal told a gathering of Arkansas Republicans. “We became what we came to Washington to change — the party of earmarks and government spending. The party needs to stop worrying about what to do to fix itself. Let’s worry more about fixing our country. Then the party will fix itself.”
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I was just reading about the bailouts at Right.org, a group that’s asking Congress to do what’s right. Did you know that our government has committed $8.5 trillion to prop up failed companies? It’s crazy. Check out Right.org and their bailout calculator.
Hope you enjoy!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
President Obama has had, by general consent, a torrid First Fortnight. To put it another way, it has taken precisely two weeks for the illusion that brought him to power to be exposed for the nonsense that it so obviously was. The transformational candidate who was going to sweep away pork-barrel politics, lobbyists and corruption has been up to his neck in sleaze, as eviscerated here by Charles Krauthammer. Despite the fact that he came to power promising to ‘ban all earmarks’, his ‘stimulus’ bill represents billions of dollars of special-interest tax breaks, giveaways and protections -- which have nothing to do with kick-starting the economy and everything to do with favouring pet Democrat causes.
The West must return to embracing and standing for the values and freedoms that have lead to their unquestioned economic and societal success and the greatest level of human happiness in the history of the world. We must not compromise those values of reverence for life or liberty; nor must we cooperate with those who would enslave the human mind and limit the pursuit of happiness in this world.
If peace is ever to come to the Middle East, we must treat the real and underlying issue, the hate and bigotry that permeates the region and which distorts and cripples the humans who live there.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Saturday, January 31, 2009
This is what happens when you get a president in office more concerned with protecting labor than efficiency and common sense. An executive order President Obama signed into effect yesterday requires new contractors to keep old workers when a government service contract expires.
In many cases, bureaucrats are motivated to give millions of dollars in bonuses to contractors no matter how poorly a company performs because generosity with taxpayer money may help them land better-paying jobs after they leave the government.Too much money and power in the hands of the government.
Contractors on dozens of jobs at federal departments collected more than $8 billion in what federal auditors said were unwarranted bonuses from 1999 to 2005.
We have defeated Al Qaeda and the other enemies of Arab freedom, and joined with Iraqis to set up this birth of self-determination. We did this next to other tyrants in the heart of a region that has never known the dignity of individual liberty. In the face of the most fierce and cruel attacks thrown at Iraq, together we have prevailed.
This is noble, well done, courageous, and now we move on.
This took to long -
Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives Anti-Terror Caucus have sent a Dear Colleague letter today emblazoned with the warning: "Beware of CAIR". The signatories include: Reps. Sue Myrick (R-NC), Pete Hoekstra (R-MI), John Shadegg (R-AZ), and Paul Broun (R-GA). Rep. Myrick is the author of the Wake Up America Agenda aimed at countering Militant Islamic infiltration of American institutions
Every new president flatters himself that he, kinder and gentler, is beginning the world anew. Yet, when Barack Obama in his inaugural address reached out to Muslims by saying "to the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect," his formulation was needlessly defensive and apologetic.Follow this with his interview with Al Arabiya.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
People instinctively know something is missing, just not what. A religious revival in America seems unlikely. Is it equally as unlikely that our institutions, most especially our schools, would once again promote the virtues that made capitalism thrive and Western societies prosper--not just hard work, but thrift and integrity, or what we once called the Protestant ethic?
Although religion is generally the source of our moral teaching I disagree a bit with the title. A secular person can be moral. I do agree that free markets require moral behavior to work best.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The economic primitivism that is unceasingly promoted by the political left is a remnant of the cave-dwelling days of mankind; an idyllic era of history to which the left desperately yearns to return. The word "Progressive" is thus a simple rhetorical manipulation to diguise the essential backwardness of the left's economc thinking.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
The rise of the czars is at once a reaction to this problem and something that, in the past, has only made the problem worse in the long term. The bitterness of modern American political argument is, I suspect, partly a result of the number of political issues that the modern administrative state has removed from the political system. The Courts have done the same thing. (In 1973, for example, they took from the people the right to legislate about abortion). The result is ironic: there is more shouting precisely because there is less actually to legislate about.
But if no one points out the consequences of the marginalisation of marriage, then some of the most vulnerable in our society will be voiceless. For the drift away from marital commitment is part of a broader flight from responsibility which is weakening our society and hitting the poorest, hardest.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
I generally feel uncomfortable with it being pigeonholed as a "technology" plan. I've generally struck "technology" from my vocabulary, taking instead about "new media" or simply, the "Internet" or when talking about a generational shift in fundraising or a 435 district strategy, wholesale party reform. Why? Because the word "technology" reinforces old siloed habits of thinking and implies that the solution is spending money on cool tech toys, rather than a quantum shift in approach.
Even some liberals see the fallacy in the bailout.
But the others — the ones the government is coming to own or manage — are less likely to rebound as quickly, if ever. If anyone has a good argument for why the shareholders of these losers should not be cleaned out first, and their creditors and executives and directors second — before taxpayers get stuck with the astonishingly-large bill — I would like to hear it.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But, under the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened
Monday, January 19, 2009
The idea that getting rid of masculinity should be absurd to most anyone, but it is not to some that teach our young adults and influence their values.
Think I am reaching. Look at our present day TV and how it demeans fatherhood. It is the male, often a white male, that is the lazy and stupid one in the show who is always getting in trouble. And if you think fatherhood does not matter, just take a look at the effects of the death of the nuclear family with the African-American community The thought that a de-masculinized society will roll over in the face of an aggressor should seem obvious, but it is not to the permanently simple. Like with any species, what determines the survivability of a nation is it’s ability to defend itself and ability to procreate.
Secular Liberalism fails in both categories. Culture does matter, and now even more as we are in the mist of a cultural war as we struggle to win a very real world war. This, more then any other factor is why I changed my party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. Social Darwinism is real and will determine if the west will survive at all. For in the end, either the west will defeat secularism and survive or the west will stay secular and fall.
History is nothing but competing nations and cultures, And the winner of the contests of history is not always the most technically advanced, but the ones with the strongest will and culture. If our country is to survive as a great country, then conservatives must do more then worry about the elections and poll numbers. There is a very real war to fight for America’s culture. And there are battles raging every day. For the survival of Democracy is still an open question, and it seems unlikely that those who embrace socialism, multiculturalism, and moral relativism will be the ones to ensure it’s survival and ensure Democracy is more then just a footnote in the pages of history. For in the end, liberals are doomed, as they either will be defeated by the conservatives in the us for the soul of this country or they and their allies will be defeated by Islam in the growing cultural war.
Losing the battle will in the end lose us the war.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
... do keep in mind that one of the things which kept Mexico afloat over the past 10-15 years was remittances from Mexicans living in the United States. With that source of revenue drying up, the corrupt and antique Mexican economy runs a high risk of implosion. This could lead to revolution and/or civil war south of the border, which will be unpleasant for everyone in the neighborhood, especially us.
So you can't just turn the other cheek or reason with them.
The Dalai Lama, a lifelong champion of non-violence on Saturday candidly stated that terrorism cannot be tackled by applying the principle of ahimsa because the minds of terrorists are closed.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Ayn Rand and Orwell are on top of this.
With each successive bailout to "calm the markets," another trillion of national wealth is subsequently lost. Yet, as "Atlas" grimly foretold, we now treat the incompetent who wreck their companies as victims, while those resourceful business owners who manage to make a profit are portrayed as recipients of illegitimate "windfalls."
Thursday, January 15, 2009
This is a root issue that transcends partisan politics.
The United States Senate used to be the most distinguished legislative body in the world. The unbridled lust for power, the cynical insistence on a Leftism that bears no resemblance to the liberalism of Humphrey, the willingness to sacrifice every principle to win - this is what has become of the United States Senate.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Years of appeasement have brought Europe to the brink. The early signs are appearing in the US but many are in denial. Clash of civilizations is for real. Read the sign in the photo - "Islam will conquer Europe". The barbarians have silenced these Jews because the government is unable to manage the violence. Freedom lost - the barbarians won. Appeasement enables violence.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
The last 12 months may prove not to be the most fondly recalled in recent American history, but things aren't all that bad. Most social indicators are still moving in the right direction. In general, our standard of living continues to improve. Advances in technology are helping us beat the diseases most likely to kill us; giving us more leisure time; making us more comfortable; giving us more convenience; and with the Internet, putting much of the world—quite literally—at our fingertips.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Mostly I like what he has to say and I prefer a positive message as opposed to negative.
The danger, of course, in embracing the role of the opposition, is the temptation to oppose every little thing in an attempt to manufacture a bogeyman where there is no credible one. The result is a mish-mash of messages, and a whiny voice. How many conservative columnists have, over the past eight years, used the phrase, "liberal crybabies?" Another lesson we can learn -- only this time, a lesson in what not to do.Crybabies is a bad thing from "our" point of view, but the truth is the left acted that way and demonized us at every turn and WON. I'm not so sure it's "what not to do". Politics ain't bean bags.
He takes a while to make his point, but:
Griggs and its consequences are timely reminders of the Law of Unintended Consequences, which is increasingly pertinent as America's regulatory state becomes increasingly determined to fine-tune our complex society. That law holds that the consequences of government actions often are different than, and even contrary to, the intended consequences.This supports a central libertarian argument for small government and less laws.
Soon the Obama administration will arrive, bristling like a very progressive porcupine with sharp plans -- plans for restoring economic health by "demand management," for altering the distribution of income by using tax changes and supporting more muscular labor unions, for cooling the planet by such measures as burning more food as fuel, and for many additional improvements. At least, those will be the administration's intended consequences.
Interesting idea. We really MUST stop sending our dollars to the Middle East and Russia.
A U.S.-Canada energy consortium — with the eventual involvement of Mexico — provides us out from our fundamental geopolitical dilemma: how to grow our economy while reducing our dependence on imported energy and, over time, carbon-emitting fuels.
Did that title get your attention? As a starting point for discussion, I posit that welfare works up to the subsistence level. Anything past that will not be appreciated. Is this man's nature? Is it culturally learned? Let's discuss.
Volunteers build you a house in Florida and give you a 25-year, no-interest mortgage. Payments are less than $300 a month. How do you show your gratitude in America in the 21st century? You call your lawyer.
I don't hear much talk about education as part of the conservative re-building. Given that the liberal education system has stopped teaching history, or worse, teaching a revised history, this seems important. Part of the reason the electorate has moved left is that they have lost touch with their history.
If we are to recall those principles and again respect, revere, and observe them, we must rededicate ourselves as students of our nation so that we may again become truly informed citizens. It may be fairly said that the essential document in helping us relearn and reclaim the American cause is The American Cause.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Finally, it is of the greatest importance to understand that this is not an issue of Gaza or of Israel alone. The great issue of our era, of our remaining lifetimes, is the battle between radical Islamism—whether using the tactic of terrorism or not—and the rest of the world. To isolate this question as merely something about Israel is to misunderstand everything important about the world today.
“I guess my biggest thing is that as people who are trying to create a new world, I do believe we have to dismantle or transform the old order to do that,” Fithian continued. “I just fundamentally don’t believe it will ever serve our interests as it’s currently constructed.”
Where do we get these people? Shades of the Weather Underground.
This isn't to imply we should sit like fat cats, cocky and smug and surrounded by affluence while we let others suffer. Of course not. It behooves us to be generous with our gifts from God. I merely suggested that complaining about the trivial when we are surrounded by the miraculous makes us sound remarkably like … well, you know.
I've often heard the platitude that gratitude is an attitude. I never realized just how true this is – or how generous so many people could be in illustrating the point.
But the biggest failure of Reagan, and indeed Thatcher, was that they did not establish ideologically motivated party cores to build on their successes. They acted as if their successes were so self evident they did not need to be defended, let alone built upon in the future.
Conservatives don't need to figure out how to promote conservatism on Facebook; they need to figure out what it is they're promoting. To the extent that a new media strategy is part of opening up that conversation, great, but it had better not become a substitute for engaging in some of that painful introspection.
Friday, January 2, 2009
The flow of immigrants who identify with America's enemies should have been stopped in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.The key issue is assimilation. We are allowing those who identify with our enemies to gain the rights of citizenship. That is suicide. See prior article about the effects of this in Sweden.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Sweden is one of the worst hit countries in Europe of Muslim immigration and Political Correctness. Now, the police themselves have publicly admitted that they no longer control one of Sweden's major cities. I have made some exclusive translations from Swedish media. They show the future of Eurabia unless Europeans wake up.
Supported by a multi-cultural PC.
Ahmed Bedier, the former Executive Director of the Tampa office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Tampa), is now the President of the Tampa/Hillsborough County Human Rights Council (THHRC), a group that the local Tampa government has involvement with. Given Bedier’s lengthy extremist past, isn’t this a conflict of interest for the city?
But it's the larger point people should keep in mind. As I've noted before, the health and preservation of the state of Israel is an EKG on the life of Western civilization. If and when pro-Palestinian "peace" activists prevail in their endless campaign of death and destruction of the Jewish state the rest of the traditional international community can kiss the fight for decency, light, and reason goodbye. Goodness will have been enveloped by the forces of nihilist evil. International postmodernism and the spread of the transnational secular-collectivist state won't be far behind.
The story behind Blago and Burris.
The Democrats will now be divided on racial and mostly miltancy lines. Militants like Bobby Rush will seen any rejection of Roland Burris as nothing more than a racist insult. Meanwhile the moderate forces will see any choice of Blago's as unacceptable. While those two factions battle it out, Blago will have achieved one of military's most basic principles, divide and conquer.
During that time, the Democratic activists that existed worked tirelessly, never
missing an opportunity to demonize the Republican President or the Republican
Congress for any misstep they made. And after those long years of hard work,
they had essentially tilled a bunch of marginal or worthless soil into receptive
soil and made their 2008 effort possible.
This is the big lie - said over and over again until perceived as true. We thought truth and common sense would prevail. It does not, when over-powered by a dishonest information system. It is the information system that is key here.
The socialists and the Islamists understand the teachings of Marx better than we do.