Monthly Archives: July 2011

Democrat Talking Points

The Democrats want to paint the Tea Party folks as obstinate, unyielding ideologues who are obstructing their ability to make laws that suit them. Well, it’s true. They are. God bless ‘em, they are exactly the sort of people who … Continue reading

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The Debt Ceiling Debate and Compromise

I’ve been hearing on the TV a lot of Democrats pompously announcing that “The American people want compromise!” and “The American people want a bi-partisan agreement!”. I’m here to tell you that if any politician utters a statement that begins … Continue reading

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Debt Ceiling

The House of Representatives has already passed a bill (Cut, Cap and Balance) to allow raising the debt ceiling, which the Democrats blocked in the Senate – and Obama had already announced that even if it passed the Senate, he … Continue reading

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Spare Money

Obama wants to increase taxes on everybody – although, for the moment, he is limiting his goals to wealthy people and profitable businesses that he says don’t need all that money they have in the bank. First, he ignores the … Continue reading

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Simulation of the Debt Ceiling Negotiations

Obama: “I don’t have enough income, and I can’t use my Visa to pay my American Express, unless Visa will increase my credit limit, and I’ve got to make a payment on August 2!” Visa (Republicans): “We won’t increase your … Continue reading

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Gun Free Zone

The massacre on the island in Norway was an extreme example of what you can expect when you count on the police to protect you from evil people. I hasten to say, this is not the police’s fault – but … Continue reading

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Obama Sure Talks Purty, Don’t He?

Rep. Boehner broke off the debate with Obama, and Obama immediately gave a news conference / speech, which I just watched. I took no written notes, and i don’t have a transcript. Here are some of my impressions: First, Obama … Continue reading

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Nothing Useful Will Pass

What with our major civilization-threatening economic woes, it occurs to me to observe that a major economic disaster appears to be inevitable, given our political setup. Lawmakers (of any party), in considering legislation, think about whether they can get it … Continue reading

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Proof that Obama is Delusional

The headline reads “Obama: 80% of American People Want Higher Taxes As Part Of Deal”. I’d have to say that qualifies as delusional. The Democrats / liberals want all the income they can figure out a way to extract, ultimately … Continue reading

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How Obama Thinks about Personal Property

This excerpt from Obama’s speech on July 11 is revealing. He said: “And I do not want, and I will not accept, a deal in which I am asked to do nothing, in fact, I’m able to keep hundreds of … Continue reading

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Talking Heads and Medicare and stuff

I was just watching Fox news, and the commentator asked the guest (sorry, I didn’t catch his name) what they thought was the first thing to look at in order to cut government deficit spending. The first thing the guest … Continue reading

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The Budget Battle – A Larger Context

Jubal Harshaw, a character in “To Sail Beyond the Sunset” by Robert A. Heinlein, said: “A perfect democracy, a ‘warm body’ democracy in which every adult may vote and all votes count equally, has no internal feedback for self-correction. It … Continue reading

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More Taxes?

“Taxes are not for the benefit of the taxed.” – Lazarus Long, in “Time Enough for Love” by Robert A. Heinlein. It stands to reason; if they were for our benefit, they’d let us keep them and spend them as … Continue reading

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Opinion on the Casey Anthony Trial

I have not followed the Casey Anthony trial closely. I think it says something terrible about our society that a murder trial should become entertainment. There is something grimly unhealthy about that. In my opinion, such trials should never allow … Continue reading

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A Suspicious Mind

I have a suspicious mind. Texas Grandma and I went to see “Cars 2” yesterday, and it was a fun show to watch – I enjoyed it. I have to take note, however, that this show had an agenda: It … Continue reading

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It’s Just Amazingly Stupid

Sorry about the slow pace of posting recently. Frankly, I’ve been just overwhelmed with the amount of stupid I see in Washington. If there were such things as stupid mines, Washington is where they would be. Say, maybe we could … Continue reading

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