Aug 092011
 
Straight Talk on Our Debt Crisis

There’s been an appalling amount of nonsense put forth in justification of the differing points of view regarding how to solve our nation’s terrible debt crisis, and an even more appalling amount of nonsense is now being spewed out of the usual sources to try and shift the blame for our nation’s first ever credit rating downgrade onto anyone else but themselves. So here are the simple truths that you need to understand. Government ‘Spending […]

Jul 192011
 
Dangerous Political Grandstanding

There are few creatures more venal than politicians running for office.  They’ll say or do just about anything in the desperate hope of winning the election.  Normal people find this impossible to understand, because most of the time, normal people also can’t understand who in their right mind would run for most public offices.  But no-one has ever accused politicians of being normal. An egregious example of idiocy is on display in Baltimore where mayoral […]

May 132011
 
Should the Government Force Cadillac to Open Dealerships in Slums?

Okay, so this might seem like a trivial question with an obvious answer, although perhaps asking if the government can force General Motors to do something is a bad example; being as how these days GM translates more to ‘Government Motors’ due to the massive bailout and shareholding in GM by the federal government.  Maybe they truly can force GM to do something as crazy as to open a Cadillac dealership in a depressed downtown […]

May 062011
 
What Are These People Looking At?

You probably read one of a dozen different accounts of the Osama take-down, many of them including this picture, showing our illustrious President, together with Biden, Clinton, and various others all intently watching something out of the picture. We were told this picture was taken as they were watching the realtime events unfolding at Osama’s compound.  Here’s a video clip of John Brennan (White House Counter-Terrorism advisor) talking about the group, depicted allegedly ‘monitoring the […]

Apr 222011
 
Suggested US State Dept Questionnaire for All Presidential Candidates

There is, ahem, a bit of controversy about our present President and the legitimacy of his claim for American citizenship.  Apparently all he has had to do is show a ‘short form’ certificate of life birth, unsigned by any attending doctors or hospital officials, and that is all. Some people think that it should be necessary to show more evidence to prove one’s eligibility for the supreme office in the country, and with it, the […]

Mar 292011
 
The Simple Problem with our Economy

I’m having a tough time at present.  Like many of us, particularly self employed, I’m not making as much money as I used to.  So, guess what – I’m cutting back on my expenditures.  More meals at home; and cheaper meals when I still eat out.  I don’t buy as many movies as I used to.  I’ve cut back on my shooting.  And so on. Chances are, you’re feeling some of the same pressures I […]

Mar 262011
 
The Enemy of My Friend is My ????

There’s a huge amount to dislike about the actions we are taking in Libya at present.  It is so extraordinarily inconsistent – why are we ignoring all the other nasty dictators around the world, and all the other popular uprisings, and instead deciding to take on Gaddafi in Libya? You might say, cynically, that it is all about the oil, but I’m not even sure that oil is a large part of this equation – […]

Feb 222011
 
Happy Birthday, George Washington - Quotable Quotes

Feb 22, 1732 saw the birth of George Washington, commonly considered ‘the father of our country’. He played a leading role in the War of Independence and was the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army (a position he resigned at the end of the conflict), he presided over the constitutional convention that was responsible for writing the Constitution in 1787, and was unanimously elected as the nation’s first president, serving from 1789 – 1797. […]

Feb 102011
 
Who Do You Believe - the Director of National Intelligence?  Or me?

The executive branch of the US Government is falling over itself to push Egypt’s President, Hosni Mubarak, out, and are assuring us that this will be a Good Thing for Egypt, for the US, and for the world as a whole. Apparently we should ignore the fact that for almost 30 years, Mubarak has been a sensible force for good and moderation in the Middle East.  He was the first leader in the region to […]