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August 29, 2009…… American Thinker.com

Bi-Polar Liberals?

I have to ask myself, are the Liberal/Progressive/Democrats, or LPDs, among us, aware of how crazy they sound? I’m sure a lot of them are kind to children and puppies, and very few are hard-core crazy but they certainly sound like there is a serious wiring problem in their heads.

For example, they talk incessantly about “choice”, as in a woman’s right to choose. Or “choosing a life style”, which is code for appeals to the gay and lesbian community. But even though the LPDs preach “tolerance” and “diversity” in terms of certain other “choices” they are utterly intolerant. School choice comes to mind. As … click to go to original article

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October 27, 2009…… American Thinker.com

Stimulate What is Needed

Economic growth is like any other type of growth, it operates in fits and starts. But recent efforts to stimulate the economy, at least as it’s seen in Washington and the 50 state capitals, appears to be viewed as simply adding or protecting government jobs. Then, they tell us, the discredited Keynesian multiplier will help us get over the hump, and a governmental Tinkerbell will sprinkle fairy dust on all of us. Of course she will.

To provide true economic stimulus and job … click to go to original article

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November 2, 2009…… American Thinker.com

Keeping Corporations Honest

A penny. Almost annoying when you get one as change, isn’t it? What can you really do with it?

How about use that penny to fundamentally change the financial markets? Would that be a pretty good use of a penny? I think so.

For thirty years I was the financial controller for several different firms (as large as a quarter billion dollars in annual revenues), all of which were publicly held, and all of which were audited annually. From the perspective of a working … click to go to original article

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November 22, 2009…… American Thinker.com

Praising Saul Alinsky and Cloward-Piven

That title may sound odd coming from the mouth of a hardened Libertarian/Conservative, but it is not meant as praise for their objectives, only their methods.
The health care juggernaut working its way through Congress is, to any political realist, virtually unstoppable in some form. We will be yoked under it even if some cosmetic changes are made. Of course there will also be the unstated understanding that any section that is sacrificed for passage will be resurrected in the future.

One section that won’t be cut, I feel sure … click to go to original article

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January 4, 2010…… American Thinker.com

Whom are We Hiring?

Welcome to 2010! A new year of politics, with the bonus of midterm elections. Just what you were hoping Santa would tuck into your stocking this Christmas, wasn’t it?

All over the nation, political campaigns are underway. But why do we call them campaigns?

The word is invariably misused by politicians, as in “political campaign.” They use … click to go to original article

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January 5, 2010…… American Thinker.com

A new recruiting tool

The Obama administration is evidently obsessed with their goal of closing the Guantanamo detention facility because the radical left hates the idea that it was created under the Bush administration, and anything connected with the man who stole the 2000 election from former Vice-President Albert “Is-it-Getting-Hot-Or-Is-It-Just-Me?” Gore must be inherently evil.

Of course the Obama administration will never … click to go to original article

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February 5, 2010…… American Thinker.com

Obama channeling P.T. Barnum

Many critics feel that the Obama administration is trying to recreate the Progressive policies of Woodrow Wilson, or Franklin Delano Roosevelt. I can see how they might jump to that conclusion, but I feel I have to disagree.

Mr. Obama is channeling a person from our history, but not a Progressive … click to go to original article

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February 08, 2010…… American Thinker.com

Did You Feel the Earth Move?

The earth is shifting under our feet, and the political class, both in elected officialdom and in the unelected punditocracy, appear to be oblivious. They still believe that there are only Democrats and Republicans, and anything else is a “fringe” group. In their view, Progressives … click to go to original article

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February 13, 2010…… Pajamas Media.com

Testing Positive for Stupid

My son and his wife just had their first child, and he recently asked me what books he should get to read to his son.

I thought about it for a minute, and suggested the works of a renowned thinker who lived around 600 B.C. Before you say that ancient philosophy would be wasted on a child, I told him to get a children’s version of the works of Aesop.

Even though our liberal/progressive/Democrat (LPD) friends … click to go to original article

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February 23, 2010 …… American Thinker.com

Debunking climate change doesn’t mean the climate isn’t changing

After the release of all those emails from the Climate Research Unit of East Anglia University, the Al Gore cheerleaders rushed to the barricades to defend what appears to be flawed science being used in the service of money – and power – grabbing politicians and Bernie Madoff-type carbon credit investment schemes.

Those who have been skeptics of the “Inconvenient Truth” scenario that … click to go to original article

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February 26, 2010…… American Thinker.com

We Are Being Governed by the Elite? Oh, Really?

According to all I hear from the media, both the dinosaur media types, and the conservative talk-radio/TV types, the “elites” are running the country.

Now I’m not always the smartest kid in class, so I asked myself, just who are the “elites”? … click to go to original article

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April 20, 2010…… American Thinker.com

Mark Twain scores again

I heard on the news that we haven’t all submitted our census forms yet. What a shock! I mean, come on people, how is the government supposed to know how many of us there are, and where we live? Unless we all fill out the ten questions that the government absolutely needs answered, how will Washington ever be able to determine where to send the wealth that is going to be spread around?

Of course, they could just use data that already exists. Data such as voter registrations … click to go to original article

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April 30, 2010…… American Thinker.com

Sticks and stones

Even though the Liberal/Progressive/Democrats don’t seem to be able to formulate any rational explanation that the majority of Americans can accept for the surge of enormous legislative initiatives that they are ramming through on what is largely party line voting, that doesn’t seem to dull their own version of “hate speech” when it comes to dealing … click to go to original article

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March 13, 2010…… American Thinker.com

How about a lottery to decide the first primary state?

Every four years the citizens of Iowa and New Hampshire win the electoral lottery. They have (respectively) the first caucus and the first primary in the country, and set the electoral trend for the rest of us.

There is a little problem with those two states having the ability to effectively speak for the entire country. The problem is that Iowa only has approximately 0.5% of the voters in the country…click to go to original article

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May 21, 2010…… American Thinker.com

Deporting Arizona’s Illegals

John Morton, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in an interview with the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune that his agency will not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them by Arizona authorities.

The Arizona legislation mirrors Federal law nearly word for word, so Mr. Morton is in effect hinting that he wouldn’t process illegal immigrants who are simultaneously breaking Federal law.

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May 22, 2010…… American Thinker.com

In God We Trust… In Government? Not So Much

According to the Pew Research Center, nearly 80% of Americans don’t trust their own government. Could it really be that Americans actually do trust their government…to do the wrong thing with remarkable consistency? Trust is based on an assumption that the person or thing in whom one places trust … click to go to original article

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June 25, 2010…… American Thinker.com

Democrat ‘Suicide Bombers’

It appears that the Democrats in Congress are having a complete breakdown. I don’t know the appropriate medical terms, but in layman’s terms, they’ve lost their minds!

Cap-and-Trade, a bill which claims to respond to the questionable climate change crisis … click to go to original article

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July 10, 2010…… American Thinker.com

Just trying to be a good neighbor

On Thursday, July 8th, Geoffrey P. Hunt wrote an arresting piece for American Thinker titled What Is Your Breaking Point?

Thinking about the essence of what Mr. Hunt had to say, the inescapable conclusion appears to be that those manufacturers and producers of food products that contain trans-fats, salt, sugar and so on, are acting in ways that our political class could never condone because they are so obviously not acting as good neighbors to the citizens of a few of the several states or to those poor folk who live in the People’s Republic of San Francisco.

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July 14, 2010…… American Thinker.com

Obama’s Deficit Commission: What’s the point?

So twelve current members of Congress are going to make a special effort to rein in spending, and raise taxes to the point that we generate a surplus to reduce the unconscionable and unsustainable levels of our national debt.

One has to ask: Isn’t that already their day job?

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July 22, 2010…… American Thinker.com

The Sherrod matter a boon for Obama

Well played, sir. Sick, cynical, underhanded, true…but supremely effective. … click to go to original article

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August 17, 2010…… American Thinker.com

Election Promises

The mid-term elections coming in November are crucial to the future and survival of the United States as a limited constitutional republic. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could choose between candidates who were able to speak knowledgeably about the role they see the government playing … click to go to original article

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August 24, 2010…… The Absurd Report.com

The Wedding is Over

Realpolitik should be the watchword for all our foreign relationships. Foreign affairs should not be governed by the results of the latest political poll. An appointment to the top foreign affairs position in any administration should be based on the objective, observable conditions … click to go to original article

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August 28, 2010…… American Thinker.com

Prime the Pump, or Fill the Tank?

Most Americans would agree that a philharmonic orchestra is a great thing to have in any community. The overwhelming majority would also say, “Yes, it’s nice…but it’s not necessary.”

That simple sentence is the key to the entire dilemma that we face. It is the crux of the critical choice that must be made in November.

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September 8, 2010…… American Thinker.com

We Don’t Like Either of You

You may have a majority, but you do not have a mandate to govern in any way that you choose.

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September 12, 2010…… The Absurd Report.com

Are These Ideas from the Same Folks Who Promised Us That Unemployment Wouldn’t Get Above Eight Percent?

President Obama announced today a new set of miraculous, economy restoring (never, ever, ever using the word “stimulus”) initiatives that appear to be recycled ideas from two earlier Republican administrations — the Reagan Administration and the evil, incompetent, racist, homophobic, and war-mongering George W. Bush administration. (Democrats, Progressives, Liberals, subscribers to the Huffington Post, the NY Times and the Washington Post, hosts of any MSNBC show as well as lifetime members of the Sierra Club and Greenpeace are invited to add whatever other adjectives send a thrill down their legs.)

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September 20, 2010…… American Thinker.com

Are social cons really being left behind by the tea party?

David Boaz has written a relatively short piece for the Cato Institute, Social Conservatives Left Behind? It examines the disappointment of many social conservatives with the Tea Party movement because of its concentration on only three things: limited constitutional government, free market capitalism and fiscal responsibility.

So called Social Conservatives have an agenda, with which you may or may not agree …. click to go to original article

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September 21, 2010…… American Thinker.com

Bloomberg believes tea party a ‘fad’

The mayor of New York City has once again inserted himself as the arbiter of what is good and proper in the world.

Not satisfied with outlawing salt from every table, banning smoking in the confined spaces of Central Park, Mickey has weighed in on the longevity of the Tea Party Movement.

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October 9, 2010…… American Thinker.com

What Is Congress Establishing?

Everyone is at least somewhat familiar with the so-called establishment clause of the First Amendment, the one that reads “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion … ” But what if Congress established a religion called by some other name? … click to go to original article

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November 13, 2010…… American Thinker.com

Selective Democracy

Now that the midterm elections are over, at least that segment of the elections that involves ordinary citizens, we can see what might be called selective democracy in action. … click to go to original article

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December 1, 2010…… American Thinker.com

Change Tea Party Goals?

The country is at a crisis point, and the election of 2012 — and probably the 2014 midterms as well — will be easily as critical as the 2010 midterms were. Roiling the electoral waters with extraneous and highly divisive issues (at least as evaluated by independents) will only insure that the Democrats regain power, Barack Obama is reelected, more L/P/D judicial appointments are made, more power is transferred unconstitutionally from the Legislative to the Executive branch of the government, and the dreams of social and religious conservatives will die a slow death…. click to go to original article

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January 15, 2011…… American Thinker.com

And Now for Something Completely Different …

Only in the madcap comedies of either the Marx Brothers or the lads from the Monty Python troupe could it be conceivable that two appointed officials of the United States government claim, with straight faces, that they are acting to protect openness and transparency while the results of their actions will eliminate, or at the very least have a chilling effect, on free speech as we have known it for over 200 years. …. click to go to original article

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January 15, 2011…… American Thinker.com

The Left and Fables

For the past week the professional left, including their propaganda arm, the main stream media, has demonstrated conclusively by their rapid, rabid response that they were denied access to age appropriate literature as children. …. click to go to original article

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January 18, 2011…… American Thinker.com

More Obama White House Propaganda

Once you notice the man behind the curtain, the smoke and mirrors that are used to distract you from what is really happening become what the have been the entire time – smoke without any substance, and a mirror for the author to preen in….. click to go to original article

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January 18, 2011…… American Thinker.com

More Obama White House Propaganda

Once you notice the man behind the curtain, the smoke and mirrors that are used to distract you from what is really happening become what the have been the entire time – smoke without any substance, and a mirror for the author to preen in….. click to go to original article

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January 18, 2011…… American Thinker.com

More Obama White House Propaganda

Once you notice the man behind the curtain, the smoke and mirrors that are used to distract you from what is really happening become what the have been the entire time – smoke without any substance, and a mirror for the author to preen in….. click to go to original article

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January 28, 2011…… American Thinker.com

Honey, Do You Mind Leftovers Tonight?

How often have all of us heard the question “Honey, do you mind leftovers tonight?” Or if it’s our turn to cook, how often have we asked ourselves, “Will the family buy this one more time?” ….. click to go to original article

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February 10, 2011…… American Thinker.com

Why Should Republicans Be Embarrassed about Chris Lee’s resignation?

If the Democrats point to Chris Lee and say, in politically correct phrases, that he is a jerk, it is doubtful that Speaker John Boehner will take to the House floor to defend Lee. But a Democrat attempt to embarrass the entire Republican House membership? It takes someone completely immersed within the Washington “bubble” to see that as a smart move by Democrats. ….. click to go to original article

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February 13, 2011…… American Thinker.com

The Right Way to ‘Spread the Wealth Around’

To borrow one of his own favorite phrases, let me make one thing perfectly clear, Mr. President: We already spread the wealth around, and have been spreading it around for over 200 years. We, as a nation, have done so without your help or any guidance from the government. ….. click to go to original article

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February 20, 2011…… American Thinker.com

The Battle of Wisconsin

What then is different in Madison from what we see every day in Washington? Two things, in fact.

First, the Governor was actually able to give straightforward answers to the questions.

Second, there wasn’t a teleprompter in sight. …..

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February 27, 2011…… American Thinker.com

The Smartest Guy in the Room has No Sense of History

Without the intervention of France, by definition a powerful foreign nation, during our own revolution, he would not be sitting in the White House today, since we would have remained a British colony.

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March 17, 2011…… American Thinker.com

A Teachable Moment for Barack Obama

The crisis in Libya offers a truly teachable moment for our 44th president. With Gaddafi’s thugs closing in to slaughter, or as was reported yesterday, “cleanse” the city of Benghazi of all opposition, the rebels are crying out for help. They are pleading for America to come to their aid.

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March 23, 2011…… American Thinker.com

President Sorta, Kinda, Maybe

Listening to our President, a man who wants to avoid ambivalence, wants to be perfectly clear, and who does not want to be misconstrued, we now know that, in the issue of Libya, we are sorta, kinda, maybe going to get rid of Gaddafi. Or not.

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March 26, 2011…… American Thinker.com

Staying Focused

We, as citizens and voters, cannot allow ourselves to be distracted by the political spin spewing from the mouths and press releases of candidates, nor have our attention diverted by main stream media propagandists who broadcast countless hours and publish countless pages of drivel on contrived nonsense and describe this nonsense as a “crisis” that must be addressed.

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March 28, 2011…… American Thinker.com

Is That a Cry for Democracy in the Middle East?

The White House and their media flunkies have been spinning the not-exactly-a-war in Libya, the a-lot-more-than-ordinary-protests in Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain and Syria and the general unrest in other Muslim nations in the Middle East as the embodiment of a yearning for democracy and self-determination.

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April 1, 2011…… American Thinker.com

It Only Took Two Years

It’s been over two years since Rick Santelli’s rant on CNBC that triggered the Tea Party movement. Two years. And finally, after two years and a mid-term disaster for them, elected Democrats have recognized the Tea Party’s existence as something other than “Astroturf.” They appear to be somewhat slow learners.

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April 16, 2011…… American Thinker.com

Hope and Change? Yes, But Not in that Order

Obama’s political handlers created an absolutely marvelous slogan.  Sadly, it was also first rate political nonsense.  But, to be fair, they created something, purely by accident, that was almost right.

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May 15, 2011…… American Thinker.com

The Ultimate Oxymoron

How many oxymoron jokes can there be?  A lot, I can assure you. One of the most common examples would be military intelligence, with the phrase amicable divorce close behind.

My personal favorite has to be a phrase used over and over, and is probably one of the first any of us ever heard:  common sense.

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September 19, 2011…… American Thinker.com

GOP Contenders: Please Put Your Egos On Hold

Conservatives appreciate the fact that more choice and competition are created, while some on the left are happy that many children of lower incomes will be able to attend better schools. Even the Huffington Post has an article supporting the new Indiana voucher system. So what’s the opposition?

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October 6, 2011…… American Thinker.com

School District Shenanigans: Seeking a Better Education Means Jail Time for Parents

It’s truly amazing how often we can read news reports or see stories on the televised news and not be stunned by the apparent inability of the media to recognize irony when it walks up and calmly smacks them in the face.

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October 20, 2011…… American Thinker.com

Mr. President, Do You Recall What Your Job Is?

Listening to President Obama speak at event after event, the question that continues to come to mind is this: does this guy understand what his job actually is?

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