BDS vs. ODS

Seems to have been “Derangement Syndrome Day” yesterday. Will I admit that there are there people out there that hate Obama because he is black?  You bet, just as there are people who irrationally hate the Japanese, the Chinese or Vietnamese. There are black people who hate whites…but are these folks a driving force in…

Men In Tights

Democrats launched a plan this week to; as the Washington Post put it, put “the heat on GOP over oil companies”. In a press release from Max Baucus, Democratic chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, they seek to: “…end billions of dollars in tax breaks for large, multinational oil and gas companies and invest in…

The Transcripters

Poor little Liberals. You might want to settle down and wipe the froth from your collective mouths. The Left is having a little schadenfreude over the release of BHO’s long form birth certificate and a little is deserved but in reality, Donald Trump has done something that all the right wing “birthers” and legal maneuvering…

Sick of incompetence…

No ODS here. Just weary of incompetence wrapped up as a Christmas present…and being called a racist for pointing it out. Sick of media types like Dana Milbank telling me how smart Obama is and how lucky we are to have him. Seeking a template to understand the enigmatic president, I consulted three leading academics…

Rule 5 Friday – The Royally Hot Edition

There was a little thing over here in the UK today – maybe you heard about it – somebody named Wills and a hot chick called Waity Katie got hitched… In honor of the occasion, The Rio Norte Line presents: Rule 5 Friday – The Royally Hot Edition, starring: Charlotte Casiraghi (second child of Princess…

Superman II

I was going to post this as a comment on the “Superman” thread but I thought it might be worthy of wider discussion on it’s own. The reason that I wrote about Superman renouncing his citizenship, even though it sounds trivial, is that it represents something that has been going on for a long time…

Remember when?

Truth, justice and the American way, was in fact, the American way. Just not enough for Superman anymore. He is renouncing his citizenship. I can’t believe it. Next you will be telling me that Democrats have turned into America hating GDLCs. Not even childhood memories are safe any longer. Here’s some love from the thrilling…

Those evil Republicans…

…have stripped yet another public employee union of bargaining “rights”…oh, wait – Republicans don’t control the Massachusetts state government…it was DEMOCRATS! Funny how the Democrats were all over the “Scott Walker is Satan” bandwagon – even BHO bought a ticket on the Taggart Transcontinental Railroad: ‘Some of what I’ve heard coming out of Wisconsin, where…

Posting from Bergen, Norway

I landed in Bergen, Norway yesterday for meetings with a client. Bergen is a seaport dependent on two things, the oil and gas exploration and production in the Norwegian sea and fishing. For the record, the oil and gas activities in Norwegian waters is controlled by Statoil, Norway’s state oil company and the profits from…

Juris Prudence?

This court case is a perfect allegory for where we have come in society and how much influence emotion has over logic. Unfortunately, this is exactly the appeal that the American Left makes to the voters on a number of issues, the most common being  social service programs when there are any debates about reductions…

Dropped like a hot rock…

Anybody notice the anti-war folks filling the streets about the increased military activity in Afghanistan combined with the accelerated death rate of our military? The casualty rate is over 2X: Bush from 2001-2008, 489 killed – Obama from 2009 to 2011, 1,011 killed. Source is icasualties.org. Seen any protests about Libya? Me, neither. Nor has…

Have we lost our damn minds?

If you pay attention to what morons like Cass Sunstein and Van Jones are up to, I think that I can make a compelling case that we have. Sunstein wants legal standing for animals, putting them on equal footing with humans: The Rights of Animals: A Very Short Primer Now our former  “Green Jobs Czar”…

Understatement of the Century…

Stimulus by Fed Is Disappointing, Economists Say …most Americans are not feeling the difference, in part because those benefits have been surprisingly small. The latest estimates from economists, in fact, suggest that the pace of recovery from the global financial crisis has flagged since November, when the Fed started buying $600 billion in Treasury securities…

Running on battery power…

Back in the late 1990’s through 2007, I lived in Park City, Utah. Even though Park City is known as a world class ski town, it sits in a high desert climate, as does Salt Lake – 20 minutes away and as such gets very little rain. Most of the area water needs are satisfied…

Let us not forget…

Even as we joust and war in political battle – and the oppositing sides do have profound differences – remember this: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. He is Risen. I wish for all of us,…

Don’t beam me up, Scotty…

…there are signs of intelligent life down here. At least in the UK. From today’s Telegraph: Welfare handouts aren’t fair – and the public knows it A new survey shows that despite years of propaganda from the Left, Britons retain a deep-seated sense of fairness and individual responsibility, says Janet Daley. Like a mythical traveller…

The Main Street Fairness Act

In yet another example of an action taken directly from the pages of Atlas Shrugged, Patrick Ishmael at Hot Air relates how Illinois, mismanaged into near insolvency by a succession of Democrats (remember, this is The One’s home state), is grabbing for every last cent. They enacted a sales tax for online retailers and guess…

The New Face of Poverty

I’ve had the good fortune to have been able to travel extensively as a function of my career. I’ve seen beauty – Paris in the spring and Vienna at Christmas. I’ve visited the shores of Lake Geneva and Lake Como. I have seen the excess of the Emirates – Dubai and Abu Dhabi. I have…