[Categories: VOTING, POLITICS, CONSERVATISM.] [Following is an email received from a California friend, critical thinker, and frustrated voter. Feel free to reblog or email his message as you see fit.] Dear Voter I have had an increasing sense that the Republican Party has moved dramatically left in my lifetime. They have become a Party that … Continue reading A Frustrated Republican
[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
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
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)
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 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
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
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
The cover figure is a kylix (drinking cup). FINISHED! Reading, that is. In record time for me. One month of reading and only a half month into the Jan-Mar winter quarter. I usually spend the entire quarter intermittently reading this excellent literary compendium. Now I will have time to investigate the noteworthy Fall 2011 issue The … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2013: Intoxication
Feel like a little reading? Proceed. Have you had enough post-election analysis? Here is a noteworthy one referred to me by a friend: Post-Mortem by Laura Hollis Points I thought were especially pertinent: ..."we are now at a place where there are legitimately fewer Americans who desire a free republic with a free people than there are … Continue reading Individual Freedom (and responsibility) or Social Justice Collectivism?
Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government by Yaron Brook, Don Watkins This is an excellent book. I approve its message. (It is presidential election season.) The book is a methodical, reasoned analysis of the self-inflicted big government altruism that is bankrupting us. It offers logical steps to reclaim the good of free … Continue reading Yet another book you must read: FREE MARKET REVOLUTION
'REALLY' is a reference to my previous post Lewis Lapham gets political. in which I note Mr. Lapham makes some political comments in his introductory essay to the issue of Lapham's Quarterly Summer 2012: Magic Shows. I just received the Fall 2012 issue of Lapham's Quarterly and lo and behold, oh be joyful, the entire theme is POLITICS! … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2012: Politics, or, Lewis Lapham REALLY gets political!
This is a dynamic, powerful book. It is filled with in-your-face pull-no-punches logic and reason. Oh these Ayn Randians (Bernstein has written and lectured with the Ayn Rand Institute for some time). Do they never stop spouting about individual rights, freedom of choice and rational self-interest? It is a short book, 175 pages in hard cover … Continue reading CAPITALIST SOLUTIONS – A Philosophy of American Moral Dilemmas by Andrew Bernstein
...WHY GOVERNMENT FAILS-- BUT INDIVIDUALS SUCCEED. This is libertarian John Stossel's retort to the big government political slogan "Yes We Can". It is his latest book for individual freedom of choice and against overbearing government. Stossel was a consumer reporter on ABC network and its 20/20 investigative show for a couple of decades. Since becoming … Continue reading NO THEY CAN’T by JOHN STOSSEL
Uhh, I don't think so. I'm prompted to mention the topic because a woman 'liked' one of my previous posts. When I looked at her own WordPress site I found she is an ex-prostitute and an advocate/supporter for other such women. As most of us who philosophize on such weighty issues as drugs and prostitution … Continue reading Legalizing drugs and prostitution??
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…