Archive for the ‘American Politics’ Category

A Little Electoral Prediction

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

I ran across a piece on Breitbart's Big Government that noted an interesting historical point: The Republican candidate for president has won the election every time it has fallen on November 6th since the election date was standardized in 1845. The Trend began with Lincoln in 1860, followed by Harrison, ...

Debt Hits $16 Trillion

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Obama’s Number 1! Yes, that’s right folks. Barack Obama is Number 1 – in driving our country further into debt, even surpassing the record set by his predecessor, George W. Bush. According to the Federal website, treasurydirect.gov, the national debt stood at a STAGGERING $16.015 TRILLION. To put this in ...

A Game of Voter ID

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

One of the things I like about writing a blog that covers Science Fiction, Fandom, and Politics is when I get to combine the elements into a single post. Thank you George R. R. Martin for making my day. Martin, the author of A Game of Thorns, has dished out quite ...

The Constitution and the Assassination of U.S. Citizens

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Anyone who knows me knows that I have been a supporter of the Global War on Terrorism, and eliminating terrorists when possible. I applauded Obama’s decision to put boots on the ground to take out Osama bin Laden, one of those rare occasions where I agreed with something Obama did. ...

The Natinal Debt, Today and in 2015

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Now that the Dunsels in Washington DC have had their way and handed Obama the power to spend another $2.4 trillion of our money, I thought it was time to take a look at the way things may look in a few years. To accomplish this, I headed over to ...

Why the 14th Amendment Option is Unconstitutional

Friday, July 29th, 2011

There is a lot of hub-bub going around about the Democrats push to raise the Federal debt ceiling, the GOP push for a Balanced Budget Amendment, and the need for the House Republicans to compromise on these issues, and the more important issue of out-of-control government spending. There is even ...

Obama May Consider an End-Run Around the Constitution

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

When I heard about this, I was shocked that there are those in Congress who may be encouraging Obama to bypass Congress and order the Treasury to raise the Federal debt limit. According to a report on FoxNews, Geithner asserts that the important part of the 14th Amendment is "shall not ...

RightOnline 2011

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

I was pretty beat when I got home from RightOnline 2011 last night, but the event was well worth going to. I had two goals major goals in attending the conference: learn to be a better writer (and blogger) and hear some good speeches by some of our nation's leaders ...

Wasseman-Schultz Happy About WeinerGate

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Ed Morrissey, over on Hot Air, has a piece about the one Democrat who is delighted about the Weinergate, and not because of any Tweets she may (or more likely, may not) have gotten from Congressman Weiner. That Democrat would be none other than Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. The hyphen in the ...

Osama Finale

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Ace of Spades has a good piece on the tracking bin Laden timeline, well worth reading. Meantime, my thanks the men and women of our Armed Forces and our Intelligence community for doing what was necessary and asked of them to bring down one of the most evil people in history. ...

Trump: Similar To, But Not As Good As Perot

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Donald Trump wants to be president. Back in the '90s, so did Ross Perot. Trump is a wealthy business man. So was Perot. Trump says he may run as an Independent if he fails (and I hope he does fail) to get the GOP nomination. Ross did run as an ...

It’s the Spending!

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Paul Ryan has set forth a serious plan to put the Federal Government on a real diet, cutting some $6 trillion from the budget over the next 10 years. This is a great step forward, and means that someone in Washington is actually listening to the People. Ryan has also predicted ...

Libya, China, and Clapper, Oh My!

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

It's a rare day when I agree with someone from Obama's administration, however it looks to me like one appointee, James Clapper, director of national intelligence, is right on the money. The only thing I find surprising is that he is an Obama appointee. As for Senator Graham's call for ...

China: Using Our Debt Against Us

Friday, February 25th, 2011

In the category of "holy Smoke", I ran across a piece that discusses how China is using its some $900 BILLION in U.S. debt it holds to influence our foreign policy, especially in regards to the sale of military hardware to independent Taiwan. "In that regard, the recent announcement that the ...

Liberty versus Democracy

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Walter E. Williams has a great column on "Democracy vs. Liberty" up on CNS news right now, and is definitely well worth the read. He is also right on the money on the differences between a Democracy and a Limited Constitutional Republic (that thing the Founding Founders gave us). Read ...

Barney Frank doesn’t Care About the Constitution

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Just ran across this piece on the Boston Herald where Congressman Barney Frank had this to say about being a member of Congress: "I'm tired, and I think . . . it'd be nice to have some free time, not have to read a lot of stuff I don't care ...

NY Times on the Constitution

Friday, January 7th, 2011

The Constitution continues to be at the center of ridicule by Leftists everywhere. Who’d have thought that our Constitution, and its reading in Congress, should generate so much angst by the Left? The New York Times chimes in with a piece entitled "Pomp, and Little Circumstance”. A theatrical production of unusual ...

Ezra Klein Finds Constitution Confusing

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Everyone and their brother is talking about how Ezra Klein of the Washington Post has declared the Constitution to be a confusing mumble of words written a hundred years ago. I may as well chime in, too. It's important. Scott Whitlock has posted a transcript of Klein's appearance on MSNBC (the ...

Military, the Middle East, and Budget Cuts

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

I've been of a changing mind on our Middle East policy, specifically the ongoing operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as continued military presence throughout the region. It also plays into how to cut Federal spending, which should be down from just about every agency (but not all ...

Obama Political Failures #33

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

An anonymous author wrote to me the following statement: "I am sick of people telling me what a great job Obama has done since taking office. Here's a list of his many failures." 1. Seized control of General Motors and forced the ouster of its duly elected CEO. 2. ...