Do you think we should reform welfare?

The Cato Institute released a study showing that welfare benefits pay more than a minimum wage job in 33 states and the District of Columbia. Even worse, welfare pays more than $15 per hour in 13 states. According to the study, welfare benefits have increased faster than minimum wage. It’s now more profitable to sit…

New Year’s Wishes For All

Here’s what I wish for everybody around these electronic parts in 2014 – I wish you all to find your own personal paradise…it might be a place, a situation, a state of mind…or even a person. A long time ago friend of mine gave me a print that now hangs in my home office, on…

Obama Versus The Family

There have been many times in my life that I have turned to my family for help and many times I have returned that kindness. My family is a connected unit that at one time spanned all the way from great-grandparents to great-grandchildren before the wheels of time started to change that structure. My family…

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 990,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 43 days for that many people to see…

Politico Magazine is a Steaming Pile

Blake Hounshell at Politico Magazine offers 5 reasons why Benghazi won’t go anywhere. He says it is 1) Political opportunism, 2) ideology, 3) people just don’t know who Al Qaeda is, 4) the journalism has been all over the map, and 5) whether or not it was a planned attack is a matter of interpretation.…

Out of Control

“A Republic, if you can keep it.” ~ Benjamin Franklin One of – and perhaps THE – most grave dangers we face as a constitutional Republic is the inability of our government to police itself. If there is one lesson to learn from the Obama Administration, this is it. At the close of the 111th…

Reasonable People

Another example of my earlier post on suffering fools… After scrubbing the word “socialist” from an article about the Arapahoe High School shooter earlier in the month, the Post‘s television critic published a piece at her blog Saturday calling Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson a “hate-speech spewer” and fans of the show “hate-watchers”: The network, A&E, has welcomed patriarch and hate-speech spewer…

“Fooling” Ourselves

“For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise.” – 2 Corinthians 11:19 G.K. Chesterton, the famous English writer and Christian apologist, explained this Biblical admonition thus: “There is an apostolic injunction to suffer fools gladly. We always lay the stress on the word “suffer,” and interpret the passage as one urging resignation. It…

Cooking with Numbers

In the morning, I love to read different news sources. This morning I noticed that Obama wants to extend unemployment; his argument being that the injected wealth into society is keeping unemployment down to 7%. He went on to praise two law makers (one an R., the other a D.) who are trying to pass…

It’s all about political power…………

Received the following in an email: It’s all about political power……….. . I’m a 54 year old consulting engineer and make between $60,000 and $125,000 per year, depending on how hard I work and whether or not there are work projects out there for me. My girlfriend is 61 and makes about $18,000 per year,…

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas…

I sat down to write something special for this site, something that would adequately express the gratitude I have for the folks who write here, the ones who feel strongly enough to comment and those who stop by to read…and I couldn’t muster up much new other than to cobble together a few words about…

Sound of Music’s Warning: The NAZI’s are Coming! The NAZI’s are Here!

  TRUTH: Warning To Modern Society In “Sound Of Music” Totally Missed I have a confession to make: until last night, I had never seen “The Sound of Music.”  My wife taped the recent live performance of this musical and I finally agreed to watch it with her last night.  I had heard the criticism…