Liberalism has crushed the life out of California – and now budget cuts are necessary to crush the life out of California liberalism. Only then can California breath again, and start to recover.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Obama tells Kyl in private Oval Office meeting: I won’t secure border b/c then Republicans will have no reason to support “comprehensive immigration reform.” | RedState
Saturday, June 19, 2010
"We…are deeply disturbed about activities on campus that foment hatred against Jews and Israelis," the letter read, citing incidents over the past few years that included "the painting of swastikas in university buildings and the Star of David depicted as akin to a swastika."
Until this week, the general impression of the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf has been that the explosion took everyone by surprise, and that neither BP nor a dysfunctional MMS had any idea that the well had reached a critical stage. Two days ago, however, Bloomberg reported that both BP and MMS were well aware of the high risk of a blowout at that particular well. BP and its subcontractor Transocean had in fact been fighting against a blowout for over two months, and MMS was well aware of the situation:
With pictures of oil drenched birds, blackened beaches and marshlands invaded with oil streaming across our televisions every day, it is easy to become angry and demand retribution from the cause of the disaster. Unfortunately it is also easy for unscrupulous politicians to take that anger and turn it to their political advantage. History is replete with incidents of real popular anger leading to monstrous outcomes of tyranny. On Thursday, June 17th the USA wrote a new anecdote in that awful book.
Friday, June 18, 2010
President Obama still has a couple of years to go in his term. Liberals may not be breaking up with him yet. They may require more epiphanies still. But once the spell cast by identity and charisma begins to fade, it's a sure bet that the gut-wrenching, self-examining morning after is well on its way.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Israel is being hanged on a public gallows erected on the grounds of the United Nations with yards of rope gleefully supplied by the Muslim world. But the hangmen are mostly Westerners who still think that the Muslim lynch mob at their doorstep can be pacified with the death of a single victim.
It looks like they are going to do it again. The GOP should make this an issue in the November election and make the Democrats take a position before the election. If this strategy is true, it appears the Democrats are writing off 2012 too.
With each passing day, we learn new information about what was inside of the ObamaCare legislation. Many of the concerns that Tea Partiers raised about the legislation, that were dismissed as myths by the Obama administration have proven to be facts. Most notable among these is the Obama denial that the new law would result in Health Care rationing.
In the end, Obey will move the Afghanistan war spending measure to passage, but do not forget the lesson from this exercise. Obey and his Democrat cohorts would rather put soldiers lives at risk on the battlefield than payoff public sector unions.
Since when is a President's wish our command? Under what legal authority did the "rule of law" President make the decision as to how much a private entity would pay and then "inform" the private party that it must obey or face the harsh retribution of the federal government?
Economist Ludwig von Mises wrote: "(O)nce the principle is admitted that it is the duty of the government to protect the individual against his own foolishness ... (w)hy not prevent him from reading bad books and bad plays ... ? The mischief done by bad ideologies is more pernicious ... than that done by narcotic drugs."
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
While I am not a favorite of the heckling and haranguing of public figures and believe that any discourse with them should be engaged in with civility and intelligence, when those attempts have been stonewalled, rebuffed, denied, or met with violence as with Congressman Etheridge, other means should be taken to make sure that the voices of constituents be heard.
Monday, June 14, 2010
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Most likely you will be appalled. As American families have to adjust their spending budgets due to the depressed economy, the federal government continues to plunge the nation into unprecedented debt levels. The only way out of this mess is for the government to start cutting non-essential programs.
There is something profoundly bass ackwards in the way Obama is reacting to the disaster in the Gulf.
There will be time to hold BP to account; what we have needed and still need is action, someone in charge who can do more than point fingers and wag his tongue.
The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials.
For you liberals out there, I’ll explain: money has to be paid by government to the pension fund for the vastly over-compensated, Democrat-controlled, unionized government employees. The government doesn’t have the money to pay because its all been spent on lavish government salaries and wasteful government programs. Government solution: the government will borrow money from the pension in order to pay the pension.
What, indeed. Pretty much nothing – and if you could sift through the whole thing and find a few worthwhile things, they could better be handled as block grants to States or as part of some other department of government. We don’t need the Department, itself. At any event, the whole thing was just a Carter Administration boondoggle – a payoff to teachers union bosses.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
At some point, however, voters turn resentful as they sense that:
-- They are underwriting, through their taxes, a level of salary and benefits for government employment that is better than what they and their families have.
-- Government services, from schools to the Department of Motor Vehicles, are not good enough - not for the citizen individually nor the public generally - to justify the high and escalating cost.
The Saudi fatwa is a tough condemnation of terror and of the underground network that finances it. It has impressed senior U.S. military commanders and intelligence officers, who were surprised when it came out. One sent me a translation of the fatwa, and Saudi officials provided some helpful background.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Internal administration documents reveal that up to 51% of employers may have to relinquish their current health care coverage because of ObamaCare.
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"Economics is not the central problem of this century. It is a relative problem that can be solved in relative ways. Faith is the central problem of this age."[iii] Chambers did not recognize the possibility of a compromise among competing political ideas but rather a choice "between irreconcilable opposites-God or Man, Soul or Mind, Freedom or Communism."[iv]
By the end of the meeting, it was clear what was really happening. This was a head-to-head confrontation between liberal and conservative values. In my newfound home in the conservative camp, I was not offended by the liberal arguments -- that felt a little too like something a liberal might feel. I was just disgusted.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The image has been false for about a decade now – and should have been abundantly clear when Turkey, our alleged NATO ally, refused permission for a US division to transit Turkey to Iraq in 2003. The plain fact of the matter is that Turkey is turning its face firmly from the West and increasingly embracing the worst aspects of Islamo-fascism. It is time to live in reality and understand that Turkey is no friend of the United States.
The 9/11 mosque however has far greater implications with regard to the fundamental principles of our nation. As reflected by the guffaws of many in the crowd when one of the speakers at the rally argued in favor of the mosque on Constitutional grounds regardless of the abhorrence of its location, many find it hard to reconcile that Islam is allowed to use our freedoms to subvert or mock our freedoms. The religious tolerance of our culture alone deems us largely unable to prevent against mosques in which Islamic supremacism is preached, creating fertile protected grounds for jihadists both peaceful and violent.
“If we continue to spend much more than we take in," he says. "We'll double our debt in five years and triple it in 10 years and essentially be where Greece is in about seven years,” Gregg told the Fox Business Network in May.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
In this case, the relied-upon study was completed by Dartmouth researchers, who were thrust into the national limelight by an administration searching to find an angle, any angle, to try to sell its unpopular overhaul. As the Times writes, “The debate about the Dartmouth work is important because a growing number of health policy researchers are finding that overhauling the nation’s health care system will be far harder and more painful than the Dartmouth work has long suggested. Cuts, if not made carefully, could cost lives.”
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
In other words, shut the hell up, he explained. While this only applies to the defendants, the lesson should be plain to doctors everywhere. Complain about government rates and the full force of US law will be brought against you to shut you up.
How are you doctors liking ObamaCare so far?
Governments do not generate wealth; they can merely distribute it. The challenge for both liberals and conservatives is simply to define how much distribution is "enough." What would an acceptable safety net look like? Who should be taken care of by taxpayers and for how long? Paul Ryan offered an answer to that question, and liberals scoffed because they reject the question. There's no such thing as enough. That's what the Greeks thought.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
This is the central economic conflict of our time, between lavishly compensated and ever more gluttonous government employees, and wealth-creating private citizens who are increasingly unable to support their public-sector masters in the style to which they have become accustomed.