Let me be clear at the outset of this commentary. I am not making an attempt to impress you with my piety. Heck, I’m just another old Pharisee trying to make my way through my remaining days on this confused, baffling, wondrous, puzzling, and often enigmatic little mud ball floating in third place from the […]
Archive for September, 2008
Apparently, the people of the US have decided that socialism, rather than capitalism is the way to go. The fact that it spells doom for what used to be the greatest nation on earth doesn’t seem to worry anyone except a few of us old “give me liberty or give me death” types… and there’s only a handful of us left.
Aside from the fact the Democrats in Congress are trying to fool Americans into believing they are “lifting” the ban on off-shore exploration and drilling for oil, the opposition to our domestic oil companies by both Democrats and radical environmental groups lies at the heart of why America is so dependent on foreign oil.
I find myself in the group believing Iran will have a deliverable A-Bomb much sooner than our Intelligence community has told us. I think it wise to assume that in a matter of months, Iran will have nuclear weapons. Iran already has the delivery vehicles for those Nukes. Ahmadinejad has told us the target… Israel. In a few, blinding seconds, the state of Israel will cease to exist.
Today, I will borrow an article style from that legendary economist and commentator of American culture and society, Hoover Institute fellow Dr. Thomas Sowell – particularly his column series he does from time to time on various issues of concern titled, “Random Thoughts.” My foray into this genre will be called, “Arbitrary Ideas.”
If you are a regular reader of this scribe then you have probably noticed that I have, at least up to now, said nothing about the financial meltdown the US mortgage system finds itself in these days. There is a very good reason for that. Like the average American… I know very little about the financial markets!
The headlines regarding the federal bail-out of troubled banking, investment, and insurance institutions are scary enough without the political charges flying back and forth in an effort to shift blame.
This idea sounds just crazy enough to possibly work, so naturally it won’t be given serious consideration. How great is our bureaucracy!!
I’m against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG. Instead, I’m in favor of giving $85,000,000,000.00 to America in a We Deserve It Dividend.
Do you begin to see the depth of feeling for this woman among southern conservatives… both men AND women? She reminds us so much of the 1800′s Southern Belle, in a gorgeous hoop skirt, carrying a tiny parasol to protect her complexion from the sun, quoting scripture in a slow southern drawl with sugar dripping from every syllable… while having a Navy Colt Revolver strapped to her thigh beneath that lovely gown. Yep!
Pentecostals number about 10-30 million in the United States depending on how you define the term and make up one quarter of all Christians worldwide. They are a subset of the larger evangelical movement that numbers about 102 million people in the United States. ABC News recently published this article on the type of churches Sarah Palin has attended at one time or anther.
The crisis of the Great Depression led to the politics of the 1930s and 40s, and demands for government intervention to ease the terrible burdens of a broken economy. The result were programs designed to alleviate the then-immediate crisis, restore trust in the banking system, provide make-work projects, and create Social Security to protect people against a penniless old age.
New Media pundits have been forthright when presenting well-investigated stories concerning Barack Obama and John McCain. While the alphabet biased media fawned over Obama, who marketed himself as a candidate who transcends race and represented a new brand of politics, others looked for the truth.
As it turns out, the New Media found that Obama is just another disingenuous politician. He is a packaged and pretentiously scripted candidate created by the DNC. Obama’s promises are nothing but the oily words of a swindler.
Two weeks ago, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation published a piece by Toronto writer Heather Mallick that sprayed far Left elitism like blood from a cleanly-severed carotid artery. In it, she described supporters of Republican vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin as “white trash” and ascribed more insulting terminology to the Alaska governor and her family.
See, there is this e-mail flitting around, out on the ether, that Obama has an October surprise up his sleeve. The rumor has it that sometime in the first week, or so, of October, Joe Biden, Obama’s Vice-Presidential candidate, will announce that he is stepping down, due to health reasons, and the rumor has it that Obama will immediately replace Biden with Hillary. For obvious reasons that has a lot of people concerned.
Welcome to the United Socialist States of Amerika!!
The Wall Street Bailout as currently proposed is going to cost taxpayers $700 Billion. A $700 BILLION Bailout??? Half the Federal Annual Budget??
Let’s see… wasn’t it just 4 years ago that $87 Billion could run a WAR for a YEAR? And Congress balked at that figure (“I voted FOR the $87 Billion before I voted against it…”). What have we spent IN TOTAL on Iraq ? I don’t think we’ve gotten close to $700 Billion yet, and now they want to spend that amount on bailing out a bunch of misbehaving children on Wall Street??
Well, well, well. Who applied the pressure to the Pentagon to let Israel have these guided-missile” bombs? The last we heard, just a few days ago, was that the US was dragging it’s feet on the sale of these missiles to Israel. My, oh my, how things change… and so quickly, too.