We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
When I see a president with enough leisure time on his hands to party (not on his own dime, lest we forget) chime in on a baseball umpire’s call, and never miss a beat on the Democrat fundraising circuit or a chance to shave one more point from his golf score while crises explode unfettered from here to kingdom come, I see a president so out of touch with reality that it would take a complete nitwit not to assume the man has simply lost all his bearings. Flipped out. Gone ‘round the bend. Is so out to lunch that he doesn’t even have the good sense to pretend he’s hard at work so as to quell the public’s growing-more-frantic-by-the-day concern.
And when all is said and done, I shall always remember the Hey Jude sing-along as the most clarifying image of the whole unseemly mess we refer to as the Obama presidency. He’s done.
Is he? I did think this quote from his speech was strange, when he spoke of "our determination to fight for the America we want for our children ... even if we're unsure exactly what that looks like."
The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change misled the press and public into believing that thousands of scientists backed its claims on manmade global warming, according to Mike Hulme, a prominent climate scientist and IPCC insider.
The actual number of scientists who backed that claim was ”only a few dozen experts,” he states in a paper for Progress in Physical Geography …
Women don't need Viagra; they just need a little encouragement. Tell them you love them, tell them they're pretty, compliment their cooking. Coming to bed showered up helps. Buy your wife a little nightie -- something a little sexy but comfortable enough to sleep in and that doesn't make her feel like a porn star -- and you're good to go.
It seems that the environmental left has developed their own Cloward-Piven strategy for the destruction of the energy sector of our economy. They simply impose ever increasing and harder to implement standards until the industry becomes unviable. Pathetic
Apropos of the latest government foolishness, Drudge reports that Hillary states that the Feds are going to sue Arizona for its 'controlling illegal immigration' law [can't remember the official number. Don't you find that interesting, given the fact that the Feds already have a law on the books since last century that is virtually identical to the new Arizona state statute? Except the Arizona legislation is more carefully crafted than the Federal law to prevent any harassment of folks suspected of being illegals. They have to be breaking the law first before they will be questioned on their citizenship.
Isn't this sort of like trying to kick oneself in the butt? I suspect that the suit is intended to deflect the nation's attention from the Administration's pitiful flailing about in the Gulf of Mexico.
If I see one more un-Presidential photo of Barry squatting on the sand picking up tarballs, I shall barf. Even Hugo Chavez has more sense than to be photographed squatting anywhere. For any reason. Sheesh.
"[W]hat has defined us as a nation since our founding is our capacity to shape our destiny – our determination to fight for the America we want for our children, even if we’re unsure exactly what that looks like,” Obama said. “Even if we don’t yet know precisely how to get there. We know we’ll get there.”
I guess 'cause I'm a retired foreign policy guy, I know who Walter Russell Mead is. He is, to put it bluntly, the dean of U.S. foreign policy historians. He has written two must read books. The first is "Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed The World." His latest is "God and Gold," which is useful history of the development of global capitalism. His observations are always worth paying your attention.