Re: Keystone. More and more people are demanding that Obama OK Keystone. They really don’t understand why he doesn’t…
Leftists DO NOT CARE about economic strength. Their goal is NOT economic strength; it is totalitarianism. Totalitarianism does not require – indeed, does not value – economic strength.
Had Brezhnev, Khruschev, et al, valued economic strength, they would have created the political and economic and regulatory environment to foster that strength.
If Obama and the Democrats in America valued economic strength, they would not be destroying the political, economic and regulatory environment that fosters it.
Liberty and economic strength CAN NOT […]
Sudetenland was gobbled up by a leader looking to expand on the rationale of protecting his fellow ethnics. Then Austria. Then Czechoslovakia. It didn’t end well. Putin is using the same rationale.
I am not advocating WW3, I am pointing out the similarity of events. (If you haven’t read “The Gathering Storm,” however, I suggest you get on it.) WW3 will not occur between Russia and the West; Russia is too smart for that (and modern demographics will never again support massed armies). One hopes that America is, as well. We – the West – likely will suffer the loss […]
America under Obama & the Democrats has become the world’s new USSR, the enemies of freedom globally. Brazil and the EU now are running an entirely new – and entirely unnecessary – undersea comm cable just to get around spying by the USA. Not even the USSR acted with such disregard for other nations.
But – Obama SAID he won’t spy anymore! Yeah – and he SAID you could keep your doctor. He doesn’t even CARE anymore that everyone knows he’s lying.
ANYONE still thinking we lead the “Free” World is NOT PAYING ATTENTION.
To Americans who value freedom and […]
The UN is like a wimpy nerd in high school: pretending they’re important, with high ideals but unable / unwilling to do anything. And often picking the wrong fights – ones in which they really won’t have to get involved.
To wit: DPRK. The UN is alleging human rights abuses in a country almost no one cares about, cannot be changed, and is exporting none of its repression.
And then there’s shariah Islam. A culture centered in two countries, Iran & Saudi Arabia committing absolute human rights violations that people across the West care about, that can be destroyed (and […]
The Swiss voted to reduce immigration Sunday. They are not members of the EU, but have a “Special Relationship.” Their EU self-appointed overseers did not like it and are expressing their disdain for the citizens of Switzerland for valuing their sovereignty, and will do whatever they think they can get away with to destroy the will of this nation’s free citizens.
The parallels with America ought to be widely recognized. In America the States created the federal government and gave it specific, limited powers. America became an economic powerhouse. The federal government began abusing the powers it was given, and […]
Things that can’t continue… won’t continue.
The Western post-war welfare state no longer can be afforded by anyone. Responsible politicians would be ratcheting-down redistribution to soften the blow. Those who have for generations lived on the dole without shame or effort to make their own way would now be forced to begin making their own way while some aid can continue. But the West has cowardly pols hoping their careers / lives will outrun bankruptcy; they won’t.
Citizens who care about the future of their kids – conservatives, because across the West those who vote Democrat or Progressive are not […]
WSJ today, 9 JAN2014:
“A key measure of the benefits of a degree is the college graduate’s earning potential—and on this score, their advantage over high-school graduates is deteriorating. Since 2006, the gap between what the median college graduate earned compared with the median high-school graduate has narrowed by $1,387 for men over 25 working full time, a 5% fall. Women in the same category have fared worse, losing 7% of their income advantage ($1,496).”
But is this real? Many studies seem to replicate these findings. Perhaps they are not as comprehensive as required to make the statement that a […]
Yesterday I posted (in FB) that Gates was wrong to stay in office and not say anything about how our CINC was running the war efforts. A friend emailed that he may have been sticking around just because, if he didn’t who would? Continuity was required, someone had to protect the military from the CINC, etc.
Normally I’d agree with this sentiment. It is what Bork did in the Saturday Night Massacre under Nixon. (For those who recall Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre,” this is why Bork (#3 at the DoJ) stuck around after the AG and Dep AG both quit […]
How about some rationality?
Obama shook hands with Raul Castro this morning at the memorial of that S African terrorist and communist Mandela.Some people got their panties in a bunch. Now – to be sure – I hate Obama & his policies as much as anyone and more than most, so this isn’t about Obie.
And some are gonna get all hot n bothered about moral equivalence here. I’m making no such statement. I am strictly talking about historical analogies.
How the world works: With one exception all nations were created by force. From England kicking everyone’s ass (France, Scotland, […]
1. Against ALL conventions of Application Development, neither System nor User Requirements EVER were fixed. In the app development world this means Obamacare NEVER had a set of Requirements that could be architected, designed, coded or tested. AND THE DEVELOPERS KNEW THIS; IT’S WHAT THEY DO. It is not ‘the website did not work,’ it is ‘the website COULD not work.’ That is a non-trivial difference that cost the taxpayers – so far – over $600M.
2. ONE of the high-level requirements that never existed was SECURITY of the […]