A Frustrated Republican

[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

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

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

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

A Message to Republicans

The following was shared with me recently.  I suggest Democrats, Independents, and moderate Republicans DO NOT READ THIS. My apology to viewers looking for travel and photography.  I have a great skiing post planned for publication soon, looking at ski run tracking apps I've been using.  However I do like to mix it up. I … Continue reading A Message to Republicans

Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2012: Politics

What can one say about this issue?  FINISHED!!  Timely as ever it arrived mid-September for the Oct.-Dec. quarter and in time to get some of it read before the Great Elections of 2012.  It still took me the entire quarter to read the mere 222 pages of this fine publication.  There is something about Politics … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2012: Politics

Yet another book you must read: FREE MARKET REVOLUTION

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

Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2012: Politics, or, Lewis Lapham REALLY gets political!

'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!

Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2012: Magic Shows, or, Lewis Lapham gets political.

I was surprised, as reading two full issues since I subscribed to Lapham's Quarterly last winter I had found it to be a pleasant relief that it was apolitical.  Someday the quarterly theme could be politics.  At least then we'll know what we're in for. The friend who introduced me to this fine publication, which I … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2012: Magic Shows, or, Lewis Lapham gets political.

The True Believer: Thoughts On The Nature Of Mass Movements by Eric Hoffer, book review

The True Believer: Thoughts On The Nature Of Mass Movements by Eric Hoffer. A great book in my opinion.  I highly recommend it.  Five of five stars for excellent literature.  This is the second time I've read it, the first being three or four years ago.  Though written post-WWII (1951) it is as timely as … Continue reading The True Believer: Thoughts On The Nature Of Mass Movements by Eric Hoffer, book review

Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America

...by Ann Coulter. My commentary/review, written in several parts over time.  It's a work in progress I want to share with you now.  I'll add a note here when I've finished reading and commenting. (NOTE: I'M FINISHED NOW!  6/27/11.) [MINIMAL SPOILER ALERT.  Details WILL be discussed briefly, but this is non-fiction.  It's not like I'll be … Continue reading Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America

Give Me A Break by John Stossel

Oh these libertine Libertarians.  Will they never stop chanting for individual rights and self-responsibility? What does Stossel think this is, a free country? His book Give Me a Break : How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media... by John Stossel (Feb 1, 2005) seems to speculate that it could be, … Continue reading Give Me A Break by John Stossel