Friday, April 30, 2010

Send lawyers

I just heard that the President is responding to the massive oil spill by sending a large number of government attorneys to Louisiana. That's just the right thing to remediate an oil spill. I guess you tie them end to end, and float them in front of the encroaching slick? I just can't imagine what other useful purpose they might serve.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Just when the Republicans have everything in their hands they manage to do something totally stupid.

Why, oh why, would you stir up the immigration mess when things were going well. This is not a winning issue for Republicans and everyone knows it but them. This is as stupid as the Democrats kowtowing to the fringe of their party. Just when it looked like they would make huge gains in the House and the Senate, along comes the immigration bomb, and they reach down and light the fuse. It's like giving back all the gains made in the past 15 months.

There seemed to be a real opportunity to gain some ground, and roll back the legislative overreach, and spending splurge of the past two years. That will crawl back now, thanks to the Arizona law, and the other southern states jumping on the bandwagon.


Friday, April 23, 2010


I find this map interesting. Living in a a Baptist enclave creates certain attitudes that are hard to understand if you don't live in such an area. I am ambivalent about this, some of these accepted norms are useful, some are extremely stifling. Tolerance of heathens is minimal.

Studying this map certainly helps to understand attitudes, moral, social and political, in each area of the country.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

TEA Party

The American Tea Party is important, Tea stands for Taxed Enough Already.

This is not a group of racist, homophobic, or whatever other slander the mainstream media and left wing nutcases have decided to use as a label. These are American citizens, your neighbors, who are fed up with an overreaching federal government. They hold a belief that our country should adhere to its fundamentals as expressed by our founding fathers in the U.S. Constitution and the Federalist Papers. There is nothing radical nor subversive in this belief. Quite the opposite, those who hold that the federal government knows best and should tax and spend in order to create a perfect government are the radicals.

Our country was not founded in order to create a perfect government, but rather, in order to assure individual rights and liberties. The Bill of Rights is not a bill of government empowerment, but a bill of individual rights that limit the power of government. The U.S. Constitution is a prescription for individual empowerment.

The history of the past 100 years is a flagrant disregard for the Constitution. Taking individual liberties and giving the federal government power to limit those very rights. This is an abomination.

Mark me down as a supporter of the movement to limit the central government. Additionally, I loathe the race baiters and demagogues, who seek to besmirch honest citizens who are merely exercising their freedom to congregate, and communally express their displeasure with the direction that our country is taking.

To hell with Democrats and Republicans alike, who think that the federal government has the RIGHT to circumvent the United States Constitution because it is to the benefit of the community. We are not a community, we are a nation of individuals who commune with those who we find agreeable.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Justice Stevens resigns

Am I the only one that thinks the genius appointment to replace Justice Stevens would be Pres. Clinton?

He is a moderate Democrat, not some uber-liberal tool of the left. He has experience from the state level to the federal level, so he understands how federal legislation affects state government.

The Party owes him for bringing them back to life. He was the only successful Democratic President since Truman. It would be respectful, and give him gravitas that he, being an impeached President, cannot attain in any other way.

Just a thought.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

This is a problem

If only half of us pay taxes then the other half can vote themselves the use of our money.

I don't think we should be taxing people with relatively small incomes, but for half of the "tax payers" to not pay any income tax is a problem. This approaches the level of theft. If you can vote to raise taxes on the wealthy in order to provide benefits to yourself, without having any skin in the game, there is a problem.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Guam is a really small island

Don't ever think for a minute that you're not smart enough to be a Congressman. Watch this video, and be in awe of the minimum necessary to be elected.