Author: Thomas Lindaman



May 18, 2006

It’s Just a Movie!

Back in the 80s when “Saturday Night Live” didn’t suck out loud, William Shatner did a famous skit where he told off “Star Trek” fans for spending so much time on the show. His oft-quoted line, “Get a life, would …

May 5, 2006

A Day That Will Live in Apathy

Filed under: Featured Conservative,Immigration - 05 May 2006

There are some days that stick in the collective minds of our society and take on lives of their own. December 7, 1941. September 11, 2001. And now we have May 1, 2006. Yes, May 1, 2006, called by …

May 3, 2006

Party On!

Whether it’s my friends at the Des Moines chapter of Drinking Liberally or my conservative friends during a night on the town, there seems to be a general feeling that the political parties we have now just aren’t getting the …

April 29, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth About Al Gore

Among the films vying for your ticket dollar is “An Inconvenient Truth,” a documentary by Al Gore addressing, surprise surprise, global warming. It hasn’t even come out of the film festival circuit yet, but already it’s getting Oscar buzz.

April 27, 2006

General Discord

Filed under: Politics In General,War On Terror - 27 Apr 2006

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has been under the gun for a while now, mostly by people critical of his handling of the Iraq War. That scrutiny increased recently when six retired generals openly called for Rumsfeld’s resignation for what …

April 26, 2006

CIA = Cluelessness In Action

There’s another story coming about involving a former CIA operative, and this time the names Valerie Plame and Joseph Wilson aren’t involved. This time, the person in question is Mary McCarthy, a veteran CIA officer who was fired for leaking …

April 21, 2006

Democrats Doth Protesteth Too Much About Oil

It’s spring, and America’s attentions turn to that beloved of all sports, bashing Big Business for one thing or another. This time, Exxon Mobil is in the crosshairs for two reasons. One, they recorded record profits last year in the …

April 18, 2006

There’s Trouble (Meters) Ahead!

Cruising the chat rooms as I do (given the extra time granted by not having that thing people call a social life), I’ve noticed there is a lot of chatter about the Republican Party being in serious trouble. Infighting, low …

April 4, 2006

Taxation Without Frustration

Filed under: Taxes & Taxation - 04 Apr 2006

Just when you thought it was safe to earn money, it’s tax season. Although, I have to admit I’m a little perplexed by the term, considering nobody goes out to hunt taxes, but I digress. One Sunday I sat down …

April 2, 2006

The Democrats’ National Insecurity Plan

Filed under: Politics In General,The Democrats,War On Terror - 02 Apr 2006

In an attempt to turn the tide of public perception that Democrats are weak on national security issues, Democrat leaders issued a national security policy statement. Hoping to strike fear in the hearts of terrorists everywhere and inspire voters in …

March 30, 2006

Some Hard Truths About Immigration

To put it mildly, we have a problem with illegal immigration in this country. As it stands, we have millions of Mexicans crossing the border into our country without any consideration to our laws and our country. But what we haven’t seen a lot of until recently is attention to the issue. Illegal immigration has been a major issue in border states like California and Texas, and it has blossomed into a national issue.

March 29, 2006

The Bush Bashers’ Reality Check Bounced

Since the beginning of Iraq War II: Electric Boogaloo, liberals and Democrats maintained that Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction and that anything Bush said to the contrary had to be a lie. Years went by with little to no progress on that front and the people who rejected the notion Iraq had WMDs smugly told us that Bush lied. It didn’t matter what we found, they were right and the Bush Administration was wrong, perhaps criminally so.

March 24, 2006

We Shall Underwhelm

On the third anniversary of the Iraq War starting, people opposed to the war took the opportunity to once again tell the world just how wrong we were to start the war in the first place. But this year was different than last year. Oh, I’m sure some of the same people who came out last year were there, but this year there were fewer people. I’m not talking a drop off of a couple of people, either. The protest in New York City garnered a whopping 200 protestors. By contrast, 300 people gathered outside of the Naval Observatory, where Vice President Dick Cheney lives, and 200 protestors gathered in Salt Lake City, but only after a protestor text messaged friends to show up.

March 20, 2006

A Dubai-ous Argument

Republican infighting = Republicans out the door

Congressional Republicans, I have a question for you. Are you trying to lose the 2006 midterm elections?

The recent infighting over the Dubai port deal has me wondering if you guys have your heads in the game. With less than 8 months until the elections, you guys are making the Democrats look organized and united, and that takes some doing! Apparently you’ve seen the Democrats snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and said, “I think we can do that, too, but better.”

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