Politics

The Republican Party And The Future Of The Country

Star Parker offers her analysis of the Republican Party. My answer to her question regarding the viability of the Republican Party is an emphatic NO! Sadly, my answer likely means a complete collapse of our economic system and maybe our form of government. There is not enough time left to form a third party and the country can only absorb so much [...]

The Rebirth of Freedom

Cemeteries are not usually places for joy and celebration. Were this to be encountered, it would be cause for great jubilation:

The More Things Change …

A reader sent in these quotations, too many of which are appropriate for the position we find ourselves in today: SOME GREAT TRUTHS 1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. – John Adams 2. If you don’t [...]

Don’t Negotiate In The Press Or Anywhere Else For That Matter

The “crisis” of the fiscal cliff continues to dominate the news. The coverage, as usual, is unbalanced and naive. The media and the President think that taxes are the issue. They are an issue, but they are neither necessary nor sufficient to fixing our governmental insolvency. Tom Lester weighs in with his opinions on the fiscal cliff and how Congress [...]

A Low Point For Many Bloggers

The election results were depressing and disheartening. I would have felt better had Romney won, although I suspect that warm feeling would have disappeared rather quickly. Romney seemed to be a good, kind and considerate man, quite unlike his opponent. The fact that his decency was so harshly rejected did not make the outcome any easier to take. Yet the [...]

Approaching The Terminal Point

Two events are racing at us — an important (possibly existential) election and a fiscal cliff. The fiscal cliff is overrated. Under normal conditions politicians always raise the debt limit. After going through a political dance, they will do what they always do. Whether they actually comply with spending restrictions is another issue. Compounding the so-called fiscal cliff issue is [...]

It’s Not Because They Are Smarter Than The Rest Of Us

For the last five years, the country and most of its citizens have gotten progressively poorer. Not so for our masters (and their cronies). From Zerohedge (with my emboldening) It will, or should, come as no surprise that as a result of the Great Financial Crisis, just as in real life, so in D.C., the wealthiest politicians have gotten wealthier: [...]

Proverbs and Politics

The author of this short observation is unknown: ORIGINAL CHINESE PROVERB:  Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. 2012 WHITE HOUSE REVISION:  Give a man a welfare check, a free cell phone with unlimited free minutes, cash for his clunker, food stamps, section [...]

Why Is This Election Even Close?

Reader Jerry G provides the “obvious” which only becomes so after someone else has stated it: “On paper, given Obama’s record, this election should be a cakewalk for the Republicans. Why isn’t it? I am afraid the answer may be that the country is closer to the point of no return than most of us believed.” Source

Ways To Improve Political Discourse

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could somehow or another control what our politicians say? No, not censor them or anything like that. Merely impose some restrictions on them that would make their BS accountable in some fashion. You know, restrict them in similar fashion to the ways they restrict like to restrict us. Here are a couple of suggestions [...]