Careful Reading for Thinkers

[Categories: GUN CONTROL, GAY MARRIAGE, PHILOSOPHY, DEBT] By thinkers I mean YOU. I came across several thoughtful articles on current issues recently that I want to share.  I suggest they be read slowly and carefully, perhaps at bed time where their thoughtfulness may linger with your dreams. The first was in Imprimus from Hillsdale College. It … Continue reading Careful Reading for Thinkers

We Should Be Embarrassed by the Sequester Debate

Here is a new op-ed by two people whose intellect and opinions I very highly respect.  I have read their book Free Market Revolution twice and I strongly recommend you read this 221-page book... carefully. OP-ED We Should Be Embarrassed by the Sequester Debate If you're concerned about economic growth the cuts are far too … Continue reading We Should Be Embarrassed by the Sequester Debate

I Love Sarah (updated)

Well, I LIKE Sarah. Palin, that is. I just stumbled upon this news item about her speech at CPAC: Palin re-emerges to lash GOP establishment and Obama alike Lest I forget my conservative and evermore conservatarian roots I had to bring this up. I like Sarah's ability to stick in the proverbial, verbal, knife-sharp quip … Continue reading I Love Sarah (updated)

Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2011: The Future

I'm playing catch-up on this one.  It is the favorite Quarterly of a scholarly, well-read friend.  Lewis Lapham waxes eloquent in his introductory preamble Kingdom Come.  A few excerpts: "President Obama appears before the congregations of the Democratic faithful as a man of sorrows acquainted with grief, cherishing the wounds of the American body politic … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2011: The Future

T.O.T.N. (Thoughts On The News) 24 Feb. 2013. Taxes?! Of COURSE we need taxes! [UPDATED. See end of post.]

It is not often one can berate the WSJ (SHAME on the Wall Street Journal re: Payroll Tax Whacks Spending) but one can ALWAYS find some die-hard liberal cause jumping from the pages of the NEW YORK TIMES. While catching up (discarding actually) recent digital back-issues, I came across this House Editorial (unsigned piece (who DOES … Continue reading T.O.T.N. (Thoughts On The News) 24 Feb. 2013. Taxes?! Of COURSE we need taxes! [UPDATED. See end of post.]

SHAME on the Wall Street Journal re: Payroll Tax Whacks Spending

SHAME on the Wall Street Journal for making the Payroll Tax item a front page, above the fold, near-banner headline: I may have to institute an official Donald Sutherland/1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers SHAME AWARD for egregious (outstandingly bad; shocking) misrepresentation of facts to the public at large.  (See my previous post Gun control, Elisabeth Rosenthal, … Continue reading SHAME on the Wall Street Journal re: Payroll Tax Whacks Spending

T.O.T.N (Thoughts On The News) 17 Feb 2013: Minimum Wage

The WSJ Opinion Page has a good article on Obama's SOTU (State Of The Union) proposal to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 per hour.  It has facts (what a novel idea), but as a friend often reminds me, "don't confuse me with the facts".  I will try to confuse you anyway. The … Continue reading T.O.T.N (Thoughts On The News) 17 Feb 2013: Minimum Wage

Politics and the Brain

A fellow blogger I follow, conservative judging from her posts, recently posted this reference: Red brain, blue brain: Republicans & Democrats Process Risk Differently "A team of political scientists and neuroscientists has shown that liberals and conservatives use different parts of the brain when they make risky decisions, and these regions can be used to … Continue reading Politics and the Brain

T.O.T.N. (Thoughts On The News) 02/13-14/2013

Obama's State of the Union Address, Minimum Wage, Marco Rubio, Immigration, Gun Control, oh my!  REALLY?! I could opine on conservative thought 3 times a day.  I definitely should opine more than 3 times a year.  If I have anything in life it is a surfeit (noun, an excessive amount of something) of opinions. I often … Continue reading T.O.T.N. (Thoughts On The News) 02/13-14/2013

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Gun control, Elisabeth Rosenthal, and the New York Times

Purely for my own education I've been collecting references for, about, and against gun control as I come across them.  I'm looking for facts, ma'am, just the facts.  This article grabbed my attention in my Sunday 01/06/2013 email edition from the New York Times: . . . . After reading it I thought the article … Continue reading Gun control, Elisabeth Rosenthal, and the New York Times

Do you Zinio? My library does, therefore so do I.

Books are amazing.  Magazines are amazing.  Libraries are STILL amazing and RELEVANT. I know I can go to my library and read books, magazines, and newspapers for free. I know I can request and download ebooks for free. I did NOT know I could download and read 170 different digitized magazines for free.  My recent … Continue reading Do you Zinio? My library does, therefore so do I.

False Idol: Barack Obama and the Continuing Cult of the Presidency by Gene Healy

False Idol: Barack Obama and the Continuing Cult of the Presidency [Kindle Edition] by Gene Healy, from Amazon. A friend often asks me something to the effect of "is our current president incompetent or does he have a strategy to grow government and weaken individual rights", to which I usually reply "yes", meaning all of the above. … Continue reading False Idol: Barack Obama and the Continuing Cult of the Presidency by Gene Healy

T.O.T.N. 3/15/12 Koran burning, contraception, the war on women, billionaire women, wind turbines killing raptors…

Thoughts On The News. From God's Country: KORAN BURNING: From today's New York Times: QUOTATION OF THE DAY "How can you compare the dishonoring of the Holy Koran with the martyrdom of innocent civilians? The whole goal of our life is religion." MULLAH KHALIQ DAD, a religious leader in Afghanistan, on the relatively muted reaction … Continue reading T.O.T.N. 3/15/12 Koran burning, contraception, the war on women, billionaire women, wind turbines killing raptors…

The Colorado Republican Caucus 2012

I attended my neighborhood's precinct Republican caucus last night. The precinct is the smallest defined voting area within Douglas County Colorado where I live. 42 registered Republicans out of 247 registered within that area filled a high school classroom to SRO. (P.S. High school buildings are BIG these days!) That 17% turnout of warm bodies … Continue reading The Colorado Republican Caucus 2012

We have troops in Uganda?!?!

I had an email conversation this morning with a friend in which it was revealed to me we have U.S. troops in Uganda.  Here is how the conversation went: HWSNBN (He who shall not be named.): There are some interesting stats in this about the Democratic news media. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/11/11/scandal-no-one-is-talking-about/ ME: We have troops in Uganda?!? … Continue reading We have troops in Uganda?!?!

T.O.T.N. 11/10/2011: Romney, Gingrich, Paterno

Thoughts On The News: A.B.O. is my presidential campaign motto for 2012. "Anyone But Obama." Now that you know where I sit AND stand, following are a few thoughts and articles of recent note. Mitt Romney continues to shine in the Republican Presidential Debates if only for his ability to stay in the middle of … Continue reading T.O.T.N. 11/10/2011: Romney, Gingrich, Paterno

T.O.T.N. – Wed. 9/28/2011

Thoughts On The News. My main reads in the morning are the WSJ Opinion Page and the NY Times, both of which I receive via email. My most used online news site is MSNBC.COM because I find it reasonably complete and easiest to read and navigate. What American 'Political Prisoners'? An American hiker channels Noam … Continue reading T.O.T.N. – Wed. 9/28/2011