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…