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September 14, 2009

Meme Theory and Left-wing Web sites

Filed under: Academia, Media & Hollywood,Myths & Lies - 14 Sep 2009

Meme Theory essentially treats ideas as infectious agents–viruses, for example–and studies how contagious they are. It seems that many utterly, provably false ideas are nonetheless more infectious, spreading easier and faster, that truth.

September 3, 2009

Cartoon Politics

No, I’m not talking about how ridiculously funny our politicians are, though that is often the case. I am talking about the politics displayed in the cartoon section recently.

August 24, 2009

What’s the End Game?

Filed under: Liberalism, Marxism & Communism - 24 Aug 2009

What is Obama’s ultimate goal?

Rush Limbaugh thinks it is the restoration of America to its rightful owners. He thinks Obama considers the wealthy, the successful, to have acquired their possessions and money by crooked, immoral means, and that Obama’s …

August 21, 2009

Another Part of the Scare Tactics

Filed under: In The News,Politics In General - 21 Aug 2009

Has anybody else noticed the flood of health messages coming out of Health and Human Services and The Ad Council? (Note prior piece on these pages re the Ad Council.)

August 10, 2009

More I Learned Between Wars

Filed under: American Military - 10 Aug 2009

You might wish to read or reread the first installment of this story as I don’t propose to rehash it here.

Shortly after I took command of my National Guard unit, I began wandering around through the armory during drill time, …

August 6, 2009

What I learned in Between Wars

I once foolishly accepted when offered command of a National Guard unit that, as my commander explained it, was the worst in the brigade. Black power advocates feuded with Kentucky backwoods folks who still harbored some racial animosity, a …

July 29, 2009

Return to Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear…

Interesting to me is that many of the “new ideas” regarding health care reform are really suggesting a return to OLD WAYS. I refer to the time 45 years ago when I first began medical practice.

1) …

July 25, 2009

Violent Crimes and Military Deployment

Back in mid-April, 2009, the Department of Homeland Security under Janet Napolitano released a report stating that right-wing extremists posed a significant risk and that police and other agencies should focus on returning Iraq veterans. There was allusion to …

June 21, 2009

Honesty versus Corruption

Filed under: American Society & Heritage - 21 Jun 2009

Recently an armored truck carrying megabucks overturned in Detroit, Michigan, and loads of money spilled onto the highway. Hundreds of people were seen stopping, picking up as much as they could, and driving off. The police later announced …

May 31, 2009

Faith-Based Politics

Conservatives generally base their politics and other secular decisions on facts and logic. Whether they gather all the facts and apply rigorous logic and to what extent is the subject of another discussion, but I submit that in the …

May 17, 2009

Political Turning Points #2

#1 was the political post-election tantrum thrown by Al Gore, operating in 4-yr-old mode, in Florida 2000.

#2 is the rapid deterioration in national morality enabled by Bill Clinton’s behavior during his presidency. Prior to Bill Clinton, people …

May 5, 2009

Political Turning Points

Filed under: Politics In General - 05 May 2009

Quite often one notices a turning point in life only after the fact. This is true in politics as well.

The far left of the Democrat Party had been angered to a degree after the Gingrich takeover of the …

April 7, 2009

Random Thoughts 2

Filed under: Politics In General - 07 Apr 2009

The Obama Doctrine: Speak loudly with teleprompters and carry a sternly-worded letter from the UN Security Council. Obama apparently does not fancy himself as Teddy Roosevelt, just Lincoln and FDR.

March 30, 2009

Obama: Incompetent or Brilliantly Shrewd?

I disagree with those who find Obama incompetent. I think he knows just what he’s doing and why; and I think those behind him know full well also.

You could consider him incompetent if you believe he actually wishes the …

March 28, 2009

Random Thoughts a la Sowell

Filed under: In The News - 28 Mar 2009

In a replay of the Rihanna-Chris Brown incident, Obama grabbed hold of American corporations with one arm and pounded them in the face with the other, then next day sweet-talked that he wouldn’t do it again if they invested in …

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