2010 Texas State Republican Party Platform

The Texas Republican Party has approved their 2010 platform, and I think that it might be better than the new school standards. This is a long post, but there is so much good stuff. A few choice excerpts: The embodiment of the conservative dream in America is Texas. We further support abolition of federal agencies … Continue reading

Gather Your Armies

Rick Barber, an Alabama Republican and candidate for Congress, has forced a runoff for the Republican nomination. The runoff is being held on Tuesday, July 13, and I strongly suggest that all Alabamans show up to the polls and exercise their American right to participate in their own governance. It’s our own form of participatory … Continue reading

An Easy Goal

I suppose that I’m supposed to be happy that the US team tied the England team (1-1) in their first World Cup game this year. I mean, I’m happy that they didn’t lose, and I’m happy that they outperformed expectations, but I’m still finding it difficult to get excited by soccer. Soccer is okay. (Also … Continue reading

Native Tea Partiers

There was an article in the Washington Post today about the lack of a central ‘Tea Party’ organizational structure. The main thrust of the article is that the lack of this central authority means that the power of the Tea Partiers is being diluted among a lot of causes and candidates. This is keeping it … Continue reading

Creepy Stalker

Joe McGinniss, ‘journalist’, has moved in next door to the Palin family in Wasilla, Alaska. He plans to write a book about them, and moved to Wasilla for five months to gather primary source material. At least, that’s what he says. What Sarah says is something completely different. From her facebook page: “Spring has sprung … Continue reading

Four more days! Four more days!

German President Horst Köhler resigned Monday. There was widespread criticism about his basic political philosophy after he said the following on Deutschlandradio: “Meine Einschätzung ist aber, dass insgesamt wir auf dem Wege sind, doch auch in der Breite der Gesellschaft zu verstehen, dass ein Land unserer Größe mit dieser Außenhandelsorientierung und damit auch Außenhandelsabhängigkeit auch … Continue reading

Obama: A ‘B’ Mao?

Some of you might have noticed that I like anagrams. That’s because they can illustrate alternate meanings in an elegant way. One classic example is “Grow a Spine”, which (when rearranged) spells “Spiro Agnew”. And “Spine”, which has it’s own body-part anagram. An example from this site is “Elena Kagan…or Nae, Ken, a Gal”, which … Continue reading

Civil Rights vs. Civil Liberties

Rand Paul (Ron Paul’s son) was just chosen as the Republican nominee for the Senate in Kentucky, and he’s hit the ground running. He’s already getting a lot of press for some controversial opinions that he’s expressed, which as we all know is free publicity. He’s getting this free coverage for saying that he believes … Continue reading

Would You Like Your Fiddle, Mr. President?

The Transocean Deepwater Horizon is still leaking hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil every day. The latest attempt to cap the main leak failed. Nashville is flooded. It’s the worst disaster in Nashville in the last century.  The unemployment rate rose again, to 9.9%. The markets are unsteady. Greece is teetering on the edge … Continue reading

Guilt and dissociation

More details are emerging about what Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) will actually propose in his push to allow the stripping of citizenship from disloyal Americans. His proposal will be an update of current US law to address the needs of this new war. Title 8, Chapter 12, Subchapter III, Part III, §1481 of the US … Continue reading