Perpetual Conflict: The Four Freedoms

Progressives see their ideology as the path to the final unification of mankind that will usher in Utopia. Somewhat unsurprisingly, I take a contrary view. I have stated in prior writings that progressives love to go after unsolvable “problems” because those are the ones that they can fund and “work on” forever and never have…

Peak Progressive?

Have we reached “peak progressive”? You know, like “peak oil”, except dumber, less useful and more dangerous? Despite of what progressivism has done to America today, in Barack Obama we may be witnessing the beginning of the end for institutional progressivism. The one critical weakness of this contemporary progressivism is that it isn’t self-sustaining –…

It Was Good While It Lasted

The totality of mankind’s history is dominated by two common yet opposing desires. This has been the case ever since humans began to form the first social units and common bonds to satisfy common economic needs. It has been there since the divisions of labor according to skill began to develop as individuals began to…

How Great Thou Art

Someone posted this on another feed this morning. Carrie Underwood’s performance of this old Christian standard sort of shook me up. As beautiful as her voice is, the power comes from the words and the truth about the Holy Trinity: O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonderConsider all the worlds thy hands have…

New AP Style Guide

Ed Driscoll at PJ Media noted the other day that the AP had violated its own style guide to classify the 18 year-old Michael Brown as a “teen”: “AP violating own style guidelines to refer to Michael Brown as ‘teenager’?”, Allahpundit asks at Hot Air. “Question mark in the headline because the AP Stylebook’s not…

The Sheldon Cooper President…

President Obama is the first president in my lifetime to see his job as 100% political. I thought Bill Clinton was but Obama puts him to shame. All the other presidents modern history have been able to manage the role on a sliding scale with politics on one end and duty on the other. They…

Payback

James Taranto quotes Juicebox Mafioso member Ezra Klein in his BOTW column today and I think this quote is fundamental to understanding support for President Obama. The inestimable Mr. Taranto writes of the entirely estimable Mr. Klein: “Klein sets out to explain why these disappointed expectations are unrealistic. He begins by stating his premise: ‘Obama’s…

Voting Your Way Out of Poverty

If people vote to elect politicians who promise to lift them out of poverty with programs that are paid for by other taxpayers money and have been doing so for decades, why are they still poor and why do they still vote for these people? Voting for a politician promising prosperity to this group or…

Hyper-Racial America

What happens if America has been so beaten down by illegitimate claims of racism that it is afraid to speak out against injustice when it is contained in the timbre of a black person’s voice? I’m sure that I will be called a racist – won’t be the first time – but there really seems…

The Basketball Diaries

  I just can’t get my head around this Time article. This is from a man, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who made millions many times over because he was good at basketball (arguably an unnecessary skill in productive economy) and later by drawing on his fame. Is he saying that he should never have been allowed to…

The Kew Gardens Democrats

Has Iraq become President Obama’s Kitty Genovese moment? The brutal murder of Kitty Genovese in New York on March 13, 1964 and the myth that grew from it cemented the perception in the global psyche that the citizens of Kew Gardens were not only uncaring and unwilling to help Miss Genovese but were willfully detached…

Domination Revealed

When it comes to domination, I think it only fair that I enlighten any reader who could and would be taken by Augger’s deceptive post. In order that I divulge the truth, I must subject you to images which are somewhat disturbing. These demonstrate the true world of domination, and if it frightens you, than…

Sundance Responds

I received a response to my letter to Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort regarding what I interpreted to be an Islamic crescent printed in a program for “Fiddler on the Roof”. Here is the response and my reply: Dear Mr. Smith: Thank you for your letter. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed the performance of…

Understanding this is not that hard……………..

I love it when a complicated situation can be explained in such simple terms! THE DEBT CEILING * Democrats don’t understand THE DEBT CEILING * Republicans don’t understand THE DEBT CEILING * Liberals don’t understand THE DEBT CEILING * NO ONE understands THE DEBT CEILING * SO – Allow me to explain. Let’s say you…

My new job……………

I was sitting at a long stoplight yesterday, minding my own business and patiently waiting for it to turn green, even though there was no on-coming traffic. A carload of bearded, young, loud Muslims, shouting Anti-American slogans, with a half-burned American Flag duct-taped on the trunk of their car, and a “Remember 9-11” slogan spray…

Fiddling with Fiddler on the Roof

Last night, I took my wife to watch a live performance of Fiddler on the Roof at Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort as a birthday present. While settling in for the performance, I was reading through the program and I was shocked to see that every other page of the program has what appears to be an…

The Positive Thing About Obama

As much as I dislike President Obama (not because he is black, but because he is a proven liar and man of no character) and his policies, I realized that in the destruction and chaos he, his administration and his cronies have wrought, there is something positive. What we are witnessing in his second term…

4 Simple Questions …………………….

4 Simple Questions 1. Back in 1961 people of color were called ‘Negroes.’ So how can the Obama ‘birth certificate’ state he is “African-American” when the term wasn’t even used at that time ? 2. The birth certificate that the White House released lists Obama’s birth as August 4, 1961 & Lists Barack Hussein Obama…