Category Archives: Politics

Nail . . . Head

Dave hits the nail on the head with this post about power vs. ideology as the engine that drives politics.

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AL GORE WON THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE . . .

But then again, so did Yassar Arafat. Powered by ScribeFire.

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ABOUT TIME

John Edwards whined yesterday to an Iowa audience that ” . . . they want to shut me up.” He was kind of vague about who “they” are, exactly, but I’m going to venture a guess:They = Just about everybody. … Continue reading

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FAUX NO MO’

Okay, my last post was full of faux outrage. Mock outrage. Pseudo outrage. Not, uh . . . for real outrage. Today I’m serious. Last week in Salt Lake City (which, last I heard was still part of the Union) … Continue reading

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ARTHUR BRANCH FOR PRESIDENT

There’s a serious movement to draft Fred Dalton Thompson to run for president on the GOP ticket in 2008. I like the irony here. The party that most often attacks “Hollywood” runs an actor for the White House. Sweet. It … Continue reading

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WOW

A federal appeals court issues a ruling that supports the most historically alienable of those supposedly inalienable rights mentioned in the Constitution. I’m shocked and amazed, and highly gratified.

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ARGUMENT CLINIC

The inestimable Fr. Neuhaus points out what Dave at Oklahoma Lefty was lamenting the other day: There is no such thing as civil discourse on important issues anymore. Just anti-intellectuals yelling obscenities at each other, then, after they can’t think … Continue reading

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THE DEATH OF SATIRE AS WE KNOW IT.

Al Gore winning an Oscar is like Yassar Arafat winning a Nobel Peace Prize. The award is irrevocably tainted from now to the end of time.

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WHITHER OBAMA?

I can’t see that Barack Obama has much going for him that qualifies him for the presidency. That’s not an insult, it’s just an observation. It’s the same observation I made about GWB when he came on the scene. What … Continue reading

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PLAN SHMAN

The headline this morning read: Bush To Announce Iraq Plan Wednesday That’s where I quit reading. Is there anyone in the White House who is even remotely in touch with planet earth? Is it not completely obvious this is a … Continue reading

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THE SPEAKER SHOULD BE QUIET

I’m disgusted by the garish display self-celebration Nancy Pelosi has made this week. A “victory tour”? Lavish dinners? Waving the gavel in the air while surrounded by her grandchildren, in front of the Speaker’s chair? Proclaiming herself the “Most Powerful … Continue reading

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MILTON FRIEDMAN AND GLOBAL WARMING

Many of us have joked at one time or another that “If only the world would listen to me, we’d all be so much better off”. Of all the people who lived in the 20th Century, Milton Friedman was one … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS

Horse Escapes – Owner Closes Barn Door This would have been a great idea . . . six months ago. I think this violates the better late than never rule.

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GEE, THANKS

So, the Republican party got what it so richly deserved, a trip to the electoral woodshed. They deserved it because they’d become arrogant, corrupt, and out-of-touch with their base. They have abandoned the concepts of fiscal responsibility and limited government … Continue reading

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WHO LOVES AMERICA MORE THAN ME?

Nooooooobody.

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A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS – EXCEPT ELECTION SEASON

A Man For All Seasons There aren’t really many “must see” movies. We all have our favorites, of course, and we’ve all said “oh, you have to see this movie”. But really, no, you don’t have to, in most cases. … Continue reading

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GAMBLING IS EVIL (SOMETIMES)

CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) _ Grady County Sheriff Kieran McMullen and three others are named in a multicounty grand jury indictment unsealed that accuses them of conspiring to convert the Chickasha Elks lodge into a mini-casino. The indictment follows a yearlong … Continue reading

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FILE UNDER: “DUH”

Is there anyone who didn’t already know this? Buckley: Bush Not A True Conservative Gotta hand it to CBS for coming up with these kinds of exclusives.

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KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR CONGRESSCROOK

There’s an old saying that “everybody hates lawyers – except for their lawyer”. It’s the same with Congressmen. We complain in general about the low quality of our politicians, but give our hometown representatives a break, more often than not. … Continue reading

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TAKING THE CONSTITUTION SERIOUSLY

Unfortunately, this post is about Japan, not the United States, which doesn’t take its constitution seriously at all, in recent history. They Japanese were all ready to take out North Korea’s missile sites, which no one can deny are threat … Continue reading

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