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To paraphrase a wise man, government is not the solution, it is the problem. On this site I hope to inspire debate, share personal observations and views, and to counter the sociopathic idiocy of the left. I encourage opposing views and comments!



Updated: 2017-11-19T08:47:40.866-06:00

 



Conservative Commentary Evolves - Click The Link!

2008-11-14T23:32:11.924-06:00

Evolution is a political debate of its own. However, in real life things evolve and hopefully it is always for better. Conservative Commentary has evolved into a new partnership and a new focus.

I started this blog a couple of years ago...I guess almost three years, as an online journal of sorts and a place to discuss things politic. As the opening header says it was never a place for action or scholarly discussions. It was an open forum to express opinions. Sometimes those were researched, most were not, but it was my escape from the news cycle.

I should thank many people for keeping me company here. Many are no longer around, some stop in occasionally, and some have just plain dropped off the radar.

The Beltway Bastard: A good friend in blogland, and he has disappeared from the web. If you read this then I expect an email.

Nicho: One of the first people who found us here, and he got frustrated with what he percieved as a party line. Nicho, I wish you well.

Jenn: More about Jenn later. But she is one who kept me posting when I didn't feel like it because I signed on to check her place and then, since I was signed in, might as well make a fool of myself.

Rockync and Swampcracker and Ecophotos: I know where all three of them are, but they have engaged in being good sports here and have kept me company with some interesting discussions.

There are others I have forgotten for the moment, and others with whom I still converse.

I mentioned evolution, and more about Jenn. An idea that has tickled the brain housing group for a while has finally transpired. In the days leading to the Presidential election of '08, I realized that I was bored with blogging and needed something fresh. After the election, and having visited a new friends blog, I decided to act on my old idea. I sent Jenn an email, proposed a joint effort, and she said yes! So the next day we worked together to get it set up, and with her magic we published the blog the very next morning. That was only six days ago and things are working out well! This collaboarative effort has turned into more than we originally talked about, and now we have a team of four bloggers, and something much different than my blog here - a mission! It is more mature, more focused, more informational, and the quality of writing is far better than you will find here.

Thank you friends, for you visits and discussions over the years. If you are a regular I know you have already moved to the new house, but if not, go right now to Conservativeconvictions.blogspot.com.

Help us out and tell your friends, subscribe to it, email it, and visit often and post often. We want voices....voices sounding off as one to get a message across.



Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

2008-11-08T12:23:25.217-06:00

My Fellow Americans,

I come to you today as an agent of change. This past Tuesday America spoke loudly for change. And made histopry in doing so. Forget the politics for a few moments. Sometimes change is good, sometimes bad. Sometimes we resist change just because it is different. Sometimes we welcome it because it is exciting. In these uncertain times we need change that gives us confidence! We need change that allows us to forge a resolve in the fires of strength and wisdom, certainty of purpose and an understanding of the world in which we live.

I have also called for change within the GOP, although it isn’t a new cry from me as I have been doing it for years. America wants change, and so they shall have it. Conservative Commentary has long been dedicated to speaking from the conservative perspective. I am happy to announce an exciting change in the blogosphere, and it is a change that will pave the way for a new conservative movement within the GOP.

Conservative Commentary has always been my place to talk about the things that interest me. Politics, Auburn football, my kids….but today we begin a new era! Beginning today, while not reaching my hand across the aisle, I have reached out the hand of friendship to begin a new partnership.

Jenn, the Conservative Chic who resides in the Palace For A Princess, and I have formed a partnership and today begin a joint effort in a new place dedicated to defining and demanding a return to conservative principles in the Grand Old Party.

Our new place is Conservative Convictions, and can be found at .www.conservativeconvictions.blogspot.com If you have bookmarked either of our blogs, please add this new combined blog to your list.

I have followed Jenn since her first day in the blogworld and have always enjoyed reading her work and pondering her pespective. She writes from a very personal view and exhibits a great deal of passion in writing about those things that capture her attention and imagination. We have communicated directly over the past couple of years and between us there is a natural connection, commonality of thought, similarity in family, and in our discussion about this effort everything fell into place in a short time.

So change is here! I hope that you will find this a place of great interest, good debate, friendship, and solid conservatism. As always, your contributions as encouraged and welcomed regardless of where you sit on the political line! As we move forward, there will be modifications and changes as we work through small details, but drop in often!

Jenn will retain her blog at Palace For A Princess.



BIG NEWS COMING SOON!

2008-11-06T21:56:09.250-06:00

There is some exciting news for Conservative Commentary, and I am thrilled to make an announcement very soon....working out some details....Stay tuned!



What Now?

2008-11-06T07:59:34.114-06:00

Before I begin my diatribe against the GOP, I want to offer my perspective on last night and my personal standing with President-elect Obama. If you take out the specific policies and philosophies of the players, last night was an amazing event. A black person was elected leader of the free world in a country that is consistently raked across the coals by her own citizens for being evil in regard to racism. I hope that this brings the nation to a new realization about race, and racism. I hope this new realization is the truth of the matter as I have known it for decades. Racism in this country is not, and has not been for some time, what you hear in the media and from the Rainbow Coalition and NAACP. I say that because I was born in Montgomery, Alabama. My mother was raised in Montgomery literally on a section of street between the Governor’s mansion and Dexter Avenue Baptist Church where Dr. King was pastor. She lived there during the bus boycotts, lunch counter sit-ins, the Selma to Montgomery march, and the violence of the movement. I have lived in the south my entire life, with the exception of a relatively brief period in St. Louis when I was young and my trips in the military. I currently live in a suburb of Birmingham, home of Bull Conner and the 16th Street Baptist Church where bombings killed black children. I was a deputy sheriff with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. There are people who worked there in the late 1990s who participated in some of the incomprehensible acts against protestors. There are those in the city who won’t call the police to this day because of their experiences as youth. Montgomery is a city that is divided along what many say are racial lines. Whites move east and blacks move east into the subdivisions abandoned by whites. The lines are more economic than racial. Montgomery is home to the largest Air Force training base. Much of the citizenship is comprised of retired Air Force personnel. Race was not a factor last night, except for the segment of the black population that voted FOR a race. Were it not for enormous numbers of white dems, Obama would not have been elected. Obama won the state of Mississippi! That is the home of more institutionalized racism in our nation than any other one state. I hope that we can put some of the racial politics behind us now. (As an aside - Jesse Jackson was in tears at the Obama rally. Was he crying from happiness for Obama and black America, or because Obama was taking Jackson’s place on stage?) I think Obama had an incredible presence last night during his acceptance speech. It was amazing to see the crowd and the way they respond to him. His speech was a summation of his campaign – hope and energy and affirmation. McCain conceded in the manner befitting his character, very gracious and supportive and complimentary of Obama. I couldn’t help but wonder last night where that John McCain had been for the last 12 months. Had his presence and persona been at the debates, it might be a different story. Regardless, Obama will be my President. He will receive my support and prayers. He will encounter my political dissent on issues at times, but we will all work for a better, stronger America. So what does the GOP need to do for the next four years? We need to do exactly as I have been saying for about the last eight years. We need to return to our conservative principles and find new faces and personalities. We need to govern, and lead, and grow out of the moderate mold. We spent so much time trying to get in power before 1994, and then after we won we acted like the war was over! We stopped doing what we had done to achieve power, and it didn’t take long to lose it. We became exactly what we fought against – selfish, short sighted, power hungry, negligent, sluggish, and lazy. Instead of concentrating of working to make progress and solidify America, we spent our years trying to hold on to our power by being moderate. We need new faces. Palin is h[...]



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2008-11-05T08:29:20.094-06:00

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Highlighted Blog: The Swash Zone

2008-11-03T08:29:45.339-06:00

Octopus has been a recent visitor here and we have engaged in some discussion and a very different perspective. His blog is a team effort with five(?) writers. While it is definitively a left leaning place, the conversations are of substance. I am adding it to my blogroll, and in my links.

The Swashzone



Are We Ahead Of Schedule?

2008-11-01T11:09:21.494-05:00

The video portion of this is irrelevant. Listen to the audio; it is about 2 1/2 minuts long. It is Dwight Eisenhower's Secretary of Agriculture talking about his encounter with Kruschev, and how his words are coming true and America will one day succumb to communism.

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This Needs To Be Out To Everyone, And Fast

2008-10-31T15:15:23.136-05:00

To all those people who hate those who make more than $250,000 because you are green with envy, did you think you were safe? Did you think you would get something and sit back and watch those who spend three times as much money as you get screwed? You know, the guy who can afford the Hummer that your dad/brother/son/husband sold him? Now he can get the shaft and might not be able to buy one. Of course, if no one is buying them, then there isn't a need for Hummer salesmen. If we aren't selling them, then we don't need a truck driver to get them to dealerships. If dealerships don't have sales, then there is no need for people to change the oil in cars that don't get bought, so the autoshop at Wal-Mart doesn't need those guys. And since no one is selling or buying them, we don't need anyone to make them, so the 4,000 people at the factory are laid off. If the factory closes, then we don't need people to cut the grass at the factory or clean the floors, electricians to make changes, human resources to support the workers, maintenance men to change lightbulbs, or painters to keep the place new and fresh.

So while you are miserable because someone has more than you, and because you want to government to equalize the playing field, you have put 6,000 people out of work because of your envy. What did you just do to the economy? How do you think you will get your handout if 6,000 people aren't working, and standing in line with you?

So we need to drop that 250K threshold to $150K, or at least that's what Biden said a week ago.

Couple that with the announcement today that Obama advisors are creating a plan to lower economic expectations, despite the hope and change he has been selling. Now it seems that the magic number is $120,000 according to Obama. Apparently, $120,000 is the upper limit of the middle class and only those who make below that number get a tax cut. Where do you fall on the income line? Do you feel so safe now? Listen to this clip from Governor Bill Richardson, telling us what the Obama number is for his tax plan.


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Trying a Few Things Today, Please Be Patient

2008-10-31T10:49:10.865-05:00

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Trying a few new things like a new comments tool from JS-Kit, and a few modifications to the general site. Its been a while since we did any renovations around here.

A couple of posts have come and gone, but I am working to fix it. There was a glitch and I thought I had lost the thousands of comments since inception.

Anyway, be patient and I will straighten it out as soon as I work through it.



"Hope" and "Change" Are Both Fleeting And Disingenuous

2008-10-31T08:59:52.492-05:00

The advisors for Obama are crafting plans to lower expectations for change if his deception of the masses is successful next Tuesday.

It seems that his tax policies and his economic agenda are not appropriate to the economic situation that America is facing at the moment. Any surprise there?

One senior adviser told The Times that the first few weeks of the transition, immediately after the election, were critical, "so there's not a vast mood swing from exhilaration and euphoria to despair."

The aide said that Obama himself was the first to realize that expectations risked being inflated.

In an interview with a Colorado radio station, Obama appeared to be engaged already in expectation lowering. Asked about his goals for the first hundred days, he said he would need more time to tackle such big and costly issues as health care reform, global warming and Iraq.

"The first hundred days is going to be important, but it's probably going to be the first thousand days that makes the difference," he said. He has also been reminding crowds in recent days how "hard" it will be to achieve his goals, and that it will take time.


It seems as if Obama knows damn well that his plans cannot be achieved. Unfortunately, he has spent the last year deceiving those who don't apply reason, just emotion and rhetoric.

A strong economy demands that people are successful. Not the government deciding who should receive handouts, either individual or corporate. Those who earn a living and who aim for excellence should keep what they eran, not have the government distribute it to those who do not hae the drive or the skill sets to accomplish the same.

If the Obama campaign says that it needs three years to get it together, why is anyone voting for him?



You MUST Watch This Video

2008-10-31T09:02:57.224-05:00

It is two minutes long, and worth every second. An Iraqi war vet explains why he is supporting John McCain for President. A vet myself, I teared at the end.

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We CAN Win Next Tuesday!

2008-10-30T13:57:34.913-05:00

Polls the last two days are showing McCain slipping up on Obama, with the results being within the margin of error. Some of the key demographics are independents, which have moved Four points toward McCain, and the endency of new voters to favor Obama 54-38.

Work your likely GOP voting acquaintances hard...we need as many people as possible voting next Tuesday. The early voting is probably going to Obama, so we have to work hard the next six days to make this happen!



Might As Well, He Wants The Government To Feed Your Families Anyway

2008-10-28T11:05:13.177-05:00

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Obama's new ad encourages everyone to take the day off next Tuesday to work for his campaign. I guess they might as well, since he doesn't plan on the free market being relevant much longer. I wonder what the economic impact of 100 million people calling in to work sick on the same day would be?

And if 100 million people did, where would the tax money come from to bail them out of the hole they dug by not having that income?

I guess that is grounds for another tax on the "rich", and the rich would probably be defined as everyone who didn't take the day off to work on the campaign.



A Rose By Any Other Name.....

2008-10-27T13:44:46.158-05:00

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"And I think one of the tragedies of the civil rights movement was that the civil rights movement became so court-focused, I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and organizing activities on the ground that are able to bring about the coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change, and in some ways we still suffer from that" - Barak Obama

From "Dreams From My Father", Obama's autobiography - "To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists." He chose to associate with Marxists and radicals and today knows that no one cares so he readily admits the fact.


The newest firestorm, and I hope it catches on within the next seven days. Obama has a Marxist philosophy, has had one for his entire life, and desires that legislatures bring about "redistributive change" to equalize the financial possessions of citizens. Do you understand what that means? He wants the governments of the U.S. and the individual states to engage in policies of redistributing wealth and forcing confiscatory tax policy.

Are people so incredibly stupid that this is what they want in America?



Awww, He Didn't Like The Questions

2008-10-27T10:19:49.649-05:00

Biden was being interviewed by a television reporter in Florida and didn't like the questions. For the first time that I can remember, a reporter asked some tough questions, almost exactly like I would ask them. The station is now banned from access to the campaign.

“This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election," wrote Laura K. McGinnis, Central Florida communications director for the Obama campaign, according to the Sentinel.

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The Man Who Should Be Our Nominee...

2008-10-24T20:56:45.161-05:00

Watch it to the end, it is a good one!


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Ideology Does Matter, Dammit.

2008-10-20T19:31:37.631-05:00

By show of hands, does anyone know any of the following groups?1. Weather Underground Organization(WUO)2. Black Panthers (BP)3. The Weathermen (TW)4. Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)5. May 19th Communist Organization (M19CO)6. Prairie FireIf you were born after about 1960 like I was, then you have no personal recollection of these groups or if you do, it was only because you were stuck watching the news at 12 years of age when the antennae couldn't quite pick up the other two channels. These groups are one and the same, sort of. I won't bother you with a detailed chronology, but the SDS was a communist oriented group organized by Tom Hayden, former husband of Jane Fonda and a senator from California. Hayden was one of the "Chicago Seven" that organized a violent demonstration at the 1968 democratic convention (If you ever want to discuss this, I am friends with one of the federal law enforcement officers who spent two years undercover and was there for all of this). So the SDS evolved into The Weatherman with influences from the Black Panthers. The Weatherman were involved in a number of incidents. In the late 1960s there was a faction of TW that wanted a more Marxist and more violent approach to their movement. The Weather Underground was a split from The Weathermen, and Bill Ayers was one of the Weather Underground's leaders. The guy that everyone is painting as a gentle, non-issue to the Obama campaign was a terrorist who wanted a Marxist approach to society in America. I should mention here that the Weather Underground was responsible for a number of bombings: in San Francisco that killed a police officer, a New York city police station, a bombing in Greenwich village, and the bombing of the Pentagon on the birthday of Ho Chi Minh that destroyed classified information are just a few. WUO, more specifically Bernadine Dorhn and Bill Ayers, published the group's manifesto, called "Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism". These are people that hated America, and still do. They are people who refused to support democracy and have attempted their entire lives to disrupt America. They described themselves as communists! (More info HERE)Yet we are told that the relationship between Obama and Ayers is cursory and doesn't mean anything. We are told that Obama was eight years old when the WUO was active. Today, it was revealed that in 1997 Obama endorsed a book by Ayers. You will hear that it really doesn't matter, that it wasn't a review of the book and that Ayers and Obama aren't really connected. So you have to believe one of two things: Either Obama is lying about his relationship with Ayers, or that he is a liar when he gave a resounding endorsement of a book, but now says he didn't know enough about the author and couldn't be trusted when he recommended the book with his picture inside! Hell, Obama was mentioned in the book by Ayers as an acquaintance. Oh, by the way, it was in 2002 that Ayers said he wished he had done more to disrupt America, and that the group should have been more violent. Obama may have been eight when Ayers was setting off bombs, but he was a state senator when the guy who asked him to recommend his book was saying that he wasn't enough of a terrorist to get the job done. It matters. Ideology matters. Don't fall for this tripe about how we should be bipartisan. That might be appropriate when supporting our troops in war, but it is damned irresponsible when we are talking about democracy and socialism and communism. Stand by your convictions. Stand by America, and stand by democracy. We cannot allow friends of communist terrorists to occupy ou[...]



Obama's First Presidential Crisis!

2008-10-20T13:00:32.621-05:00

This has the potential to be the first international crisis faced by President Obama, and it presents the opportunity for him to stand by his statements of discussing issues with our enemies with no preconditions. It will force a confrontation between liberal special interests and the liberal platform of negotiating with our enemies.

SPY PIGEONS HAVE BEEN CAPTURED IN IRAN! No Kidding - Iran has reported that two spy pigeons were captured near the uranium enrichment sites that don't exist! These obviously infidel fowl were wearing metal rings with, get this, invisible strings attached to them!

That isn't a joke people. Follow the link to the story. So now Obama has to decide if he will negotiate with Tehran with no pre-conditions, or either demand the release of these pigeons! We can't have a regime violating these poor birds animal rights, now can we? Who cares if they make nuclear weapons, but we must stop the kidnapping and holding of innocent birds!

Seriously, follow the link. Then tell me if there is a single person in Iran sane enough to sit down and discuss the security of the entire world.



This Is An Awesome Post

2008-10-19T09:57:26.553-05:00

Believe it or not friends, I didn't write it. I found it over at Heidi's place - linked at left - and it is a fantastic summary of democratic philosophy on taxation. Click the title link and take a gander, you will be glad you did.



This Is Rich

2008-10-18T14:00:57.342-05:00

I related this at Heidi's place, linked at the left under my recommended blogs:

While playing hooky from work today I watched election coverage and Obama was making a speech in Ohio. He related one of those campaign stories about encountering the owner of a restaurant and the following things came out during the convo:
-The owner is republican.
-Business isn't great.
-Customers can't afford to eat out these days.
-Republicans ran the economy for the last eight years

So Obama then uttered the most apt description of his platform and the democrat economic policy ever:

"Why not choose democrats for change? We can't do any worse!"



Let's Face It, A Vote For Obama Is Unpatriotic

2008-10-11T20:40:40.920-05:00

A post that has been festering in my mind for a while now……Something not unique to America yet important to our very existence is the presence of patriots. Those who signed the Declaration of Independence did so knowing that they would be put to death if captured. We call those who forged this nation and fought and defeated the most powerful military in the world with little more than determination. Read accounts of Valley Forge…it was cold and miserable and many died. Those who fought in WWII are known as patriots. They took on the greatest threat to democracy and liberty of the last century. They left their nation to storm the beaches at Anzio and Normandy; they fought with desperation at Midway and Guadalcanal; they died by the scores at Okinawa and Iwo Jima. We call the members of our military patriots, whether they serve in combat or not. So what is the common thread that runs through those that we call patriots? It would seem to be those that sacrifice their own needs, or those things in their personal best interest, for the cause of something greater than themselves. Surely the large signature of Jon Hancock on the Declaration of Independence signaled that he was willing to die for the cause of liberty. Had be been concerned about his own pocketbook and his own interests, he would have stayed home and not attended the founding of a nation.The Continental Army was composed of volunteers. Thee was no government to draft, and individuals enlisted because they desired to fight. When there was no food and clothing, and when the miserable, deadly winter set in at Valley Forge, these men re-enlisted without a second thought. Sure, many deserted and many went home, but many men were “patriots” and stayed for the long haul. In the current political lexicon, we don’t want to call anyone unpatriotic because their opinions are different than ours. We might agree on the goals, but not on the course of action and therefore we allow those actions to be left untouched and allowed to be granted merit. The truth is that there is little that can be said to be in the best national interest in the Obama campaign. A vote for Obama is unpatriotic. It is putting personal feelings and desires ahead of the nest interests of the nation. It is not in America's best interest to raise taxes on ANYONE, to sit down and give equality at the negotiation table with terrorists, to equate the desires of Islamic radicalism to eradicate Israel with the desire of Israel to simply exist, or to want to exacerbate the class warfare that permeates the very fabric of our society.The patriots of 1776 wanted liberty for everyone. Those who stormed the beaches and Normandy wanted to go home and live free. They wanted to quash the socialist/fascist/communist line of thought and defeat Germany. Today, the left wants us to insert our mores on no one, and to punish our own citizens for success. Could we again confront forces of evil as represented by the Axis powers? Do we have enough people willing to sacrifice their own lives, and loves, and futures for the grander scheme of liberty and America?Before you pull that lever or push that button or pop out that chad, ask yourself why you are voting for your candidate. If the answer is just to change, then you’re picking the wrong person. If it is to save your own fortunes or save a mortgage you shouldn’t have gotten in the first place, then you are picking the wrong person. If you are simply looking to replace Bush, think long and hard about your choice. Obama is a[...]



And They Say Conservatives Are Nuts?

2008-10-02T16:43:32.591-05:00

People who live in glass houses.....or even houses with the windows covered in foil to block the mindrays....

Former democratic congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who was disgraced and defeated and now surfaces as the Green Party candidate for President, says that the efense Department executed 5,000 prisoners by shooting them in the head and dumping their bodies in Lousiana swamps during Hurricane Katrina.

I think that says it all.



And In The Left Corner, Wearing The Clown Suit....

2008-09-18T09:40:23.331-05:00

...Is the Democratic Congress and their candidate for President. The country just needs to stop what it is doing. Sometimes the right thing to do is nothing, yet we insist on action. Our government is in a state of panic. They say they aren’t, but they are biting their nails over the current economic situation and making a daily reactive decision to daily events. Take a minute and read about “Whack-A-Mole Management” and see if this is exactly what the government is doing. They just spent $85 BILLION dollars of YOUR money to bail out a private company. This is a week after taking over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which will cost billions more of YOUR money. Fannie and Freddie are private entities, yet the losses are incurred by YOU. They were a concoction of a democrat congress where the companies keep the profits, but the government absorbs any losses. If you owned a company, and it didn’t matter how irresponsible you were with the policies and actions of your company because you would never lose a dime, what is the motivation for making sound decisions? The market should be allowed to function – success or fail – on its own. Congress refused to provide oversight or program management and encouraged the companies, and individuals, to take risky loans. Market corrections are essential, and making bad decisions to prop up certain industries will have negative effects. Where was this congress when Enron and Worldcom failed? There is nothing wrong with a business bankruptcy. Apparently people seem to think that if the company declares bankruptcy then they will have to give up their homes or that people all of a sudden are homeless. A bankruptcy simply changes the operations of the company and someone else will but it and do a better job of managing it. Why is our government deciding what businesses fail and which ones do not? Now we have Joe Biden saying that it is the patriotic duty of wealthy Americans to pay more in taxes. This is illustrative of how we have come to be slaves of the government. People are screaming for the government tot ake action and save the economy and they don’t realize that the government is the cause of all of this because they are doing too much already! “Biden told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday that, in his words, “it’s time to be patriotic … time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut.” Joe Biden believes, setting aside the asinine patriotic comment, that by giving the government more money, then the economy will be revived. I defy anyone to show me one example of higher taxes stimulating economic growth. It doesn’t happen. This is the same campaign message generated by every democratic candidate in ever election. The rich should pay more and the middle class should pay less. What they should be encouraging is wealthier Americans spending more. Investing more. Keeping more of what they earn so they can spend more. I am not sure what Biden thinks is going to happen when the government gets the money, but I am pretty sure it is to give it to someone who doesn’t work as hard as you and I. Walter Williams, the noted economist and professor and George Mason University was on the radio this morning and had a great point about the government. What are all the things that Americans are dissatisfied with today? Things come to mind like the Post Office, Public Schools, Congress, Gas prices. What ar[...]



We Have Freedom Of Speech For The Comedy Value

2008-09-15T09:03:46.562-05:00

We all operate under the assumption that the 1st Amendment was supposed to protect political speech. I think it was to protect idiots from being censured so that we can all get a good laugh.

I hardly ever pay attention to celebrities and actors for their movies, much less for their political views. However, this one jumped out at me this morning. From the renowned political philospher, Lindsay Lohan on Sarah Palin:

"I find it quite interesting that a woman who now is running to be second in command of the United States, only 4 years ago had aspirations to be a television anchor. Which is probably all she is qualified to be... Also interesting that she got her passport in 2006.. And that she is not fond of environmental protection considering she's FOR drilling for oil in some of our protected land.... Well hey, if she wants to drill for oil, she should DO IT IN HER OWN backyard."
I have no idea what the comment regarding the passport means. I guess that is the most important document Lohan owns and Palin instead relied on a college degree on her wall. Obviously Lohan knows nothing about environmental protection, since she thinks the simple fact of drilling for oil will reduce the world to ash...and she knows even less about Geography, because Palin IS FOR DRILLING IN HER BACKYARD! Someone please point out to Lohan where Alaska is on the map....

I guess she has a problem with Palin's aspirations to be a television anchor. We all have aspirations. I hope Lohan reaches her goal of being an actress someday....



Seven Years

2008-09-11T10:55:54.303-05:00

No big emotional tribute to 9/11 today from me. I just want to point out that it has been seven years with no subsequent attacks. That doesn't mean that there is no threat, because there is and always will be.

It means that the threat is being mitigated through intelligence, law enforcement, and military actions in other countries. Have you noticed that there have been no attacks in ANY country from Al-Qaeda in more than a year? The military is bearing the brunt of what is left of Al-Qaeda in Iraq and Afghanistan. Due to their actions, those terrorists have a target in their own backyards instead of new York City or Washington, D.C.

We talk about military members fighting and dying for us, and that is true. But there is no more direct link than one of the dying from a terrorist attack in Iraq, because if that bad guy wasn't bombing military convoys, he would be bombing airports in the U.S.

Say what you will, we have decimated an organization that outgrew its britches. Click HERE for a summary of foiled attacks since 9/11.