Archive for: January 2008

January 26, 2008

Presidential Hopeful John McCain Counting on Voters’ Short Memories

In the midst of this presidential race, many GOP faithful appear to have forgotten that Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and his friend Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) were planning last December to introduce a new immigration bill that is even more …

January 25, 2008

Learning how to DRIVE in Election Season

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 25 Jan 2008

OK my friends, the races for the GOP and Democratic nominations are up in the air. We could, as of now, end up with any one of eight different presidents. Watching the blogs, the main stream media, the polls, the …

12 Veterans For Victory Running For Congress

Filed under: American Military,War On Terror - 25 Jan 2008

Day in and day out the Democrat Party makes its bid for defeat in Iraq and the war on Terrorism. Many of us out here in “flyover country” wonder on a daily basis why so many of our representatives in …

Trying to Kill the Immigration Card

With the victories of Mike Huckabee and John McCain in the first two primary contests and Mitt Romney’s failures prior to Michigan, a fiction is being bandied about: The anti-amnesty position isn’t playing well in Peoria. A good example …

Huckabee Rewrite More Jeffersonian than Not

Liberal talk shows and bloggers are falling all over themselves ridiculing presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee for his recent remarks in Michigan. A closer look at Huck’s controversial statement will prove that he wasn’t the first one to come up with …

Worried Cries of “The Mexicans Are Coming!” Break Out in Tucson

Filed under: Immigration - 25 Jan 2008

Worried cries of “The Mexicans are coming, the Mexicans are coming!” filled the air in Tucson, Arizona this past week as government officials expressed frenzied concern about invading illegal aliens. And with whom were the public outcries originating? Tucson …

Doing The Mideast Peace Shuffle

Geopolitics is such a complicated subject, you see, far beyond the comprehension of the average American. Those whom destiny has ordained to ameliorate the world’s geopolitical woes are far more insightful and inherently capable that you or I could ever …

January 24, 2008

Kiss My Caucus

January 3rd came and went…and the political world didn’t end! Oh, Joe Biden and Chris Dodd both dropped out of contention for the Democrats after the Iowa Caucuses, but they weren’t exactly lighting up the Democrat side that much. Besides, …

Democrats Want CHANGE? Not in California!

Because the Democrat party has no real issues on which to run in 2008, party leaders have adopted CHANGE as the liberal mantra for this election cycle. What they really mean, however, is change that will bring more power …

In Close Race, Every Delegate Is Prized

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 24 Jan 2008

With no presidential front-runner in either party after two more state contests over the weekend, Democrats and Republicans are mobilizing for what few have confronted: fighting delegate by delegate instead of state by state, in a battle that could grind …

Biodiesel Fuel – Pros and Cons

Filed under: Science & Technology - 24 Jan 2008

Looking closely at biodiesel, we find that its physical and chemical properties are very similar to petroleum based diesel fuel in terms of operation in compression ignition engines (diesel engines). Therefore, biodiesel can be used in diesel engines without expensive …

Stealing From All to Give Freebies to Grandma

Here is a perfect example of the destructive power of government. It is also a representative example of why it is a canard that government ever gives anything away for “free” as that so-called free gift inflicts pain on everyone …

Bill Clinton May Get Payout of $20 Million

Filed under: Politics In General - 24 Jan 2008

Mr. Clinton is negotiating to end his relationship with Mr. Burkle’s Yucaipa Cos. as part of a broader effort to protect the presidential campaign of his wife, Sen. Hillary Clinton, from potential conflicts of interest. Details of Mr. Clinton’s involvement …

Reflections on America’s Past and Future

Perhaps it is overly limiting to discuss the present state of our nation, and thus its prospects for the future, without broadening the topic to include all of Western civilization. Nevertheless, for at least the past century as well as …

January 23, 2008

1971 Redux

We’re heading back to the disaster of President Nixon’s Keynesian economics of price controls, rampant deficit spending, and punishing inflation. As asserted frequently on this website, Federal deficit spending is not a cure for economic recessions and unemployment; it’s a …

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