Category Archives: Rants

Palin and the future of the Tea Party “Movement”

I thought the “Tea Party Movement” was about: Individual responsibility Reduced spending on entitlement programs Lower taxes The scaling back of government These are the messages that first engaged American citizens to take to the streets in protest against a government machine that seemed intent on grabbing power during our most recent economic recession. Yay […]

The sky is falling…

It seems that everyone is willing to play the role of victim… – The Palestinian people who elected a terrorist government… Hamas… who – surprise, surprise – lobbed rockets into Israel for several years and was forced to use their military might to quash the terrorists. – The American people who demand to be made […]

Representative John A. Culberson (TX)’s Daughter…

John Culberson, a so-called Fiscal Conservative from Texas, was on CNBC earlier. He is one of the Republicans that voted against today’s bill. Throughout he kept saying that he would not add this debt burden to his daughter, and he did not believe in that the American people should pay to bail out a bunch […]

The Bailout Bill: Stupid Members of Congress, Bad Americans, and A Solution to Democracy

The problem with Democracy, and the beauty of Democracy, is that everyone gets a vote, either directly or indirectly. A Democracy is healthy when the people who vote are informed, objective, and savvy enough to vote in their own long-term self-interest. The problem in America is that our Democracy (technically, our Republic) is powered by […]

Bristol Palin, Sarah Palin’s Daughter, Has a Very BAD Mommy…

Ironic, ain’t it? The not-really-conservative conservatives like Sarah Palin tend to be pro religion in schools… they believe in teaching all that Easter Bunny crap. Well now Bristil, a 17 year-old, is pregnant. Way to go mommy… McCain thinks you can run the country but you can’t run your own family. Why, again, is McCain […]

Sirius XM Merger: Letter to Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein

This letter was submitted to Commission Jonathan Adelstein regarding his dissenting vote for the Sirius XM merger, and the 17-month delay that he and his fellow “Democrat” caused. Tell Jonathan what you think here. I find it a total shame that those that proclaim to serve the public interest act in ways that hinder the […]

Consumption Tax and Our Damned Democracy

After years of debating AGAINST different tax reforms that tax people not based on their value to society (i.e. their income), but based on what they consume, I am ready to throw in the towel. Damn the consequences – I cannot support a “progressive” tax system that taxes some more than others because those with […]

A Plea for War…

Experimenting with ideas and provoking difficult discussions Iraq was not handled cleanly… But on to Iran, and Saudi Arabia, and Syria. Our technology-of-war is sitting on the shelf as lives of American men and women are being needlessly jeopardized… “Don’t hit them too hard, don’t kill civilians, preserve their infrastructure”… Well, we’ve walked softly for […]

Democracy versus Freedom and a Rant on Personal Responsibility

Brain Dump As we approach the 2008 Presidential election our democracy “appears” stronger than ever. The electorate is engaged and people of all races and machinations are debating issues, tuning into debates, and showing up to vote. The problem, however, is that at the same time that our democracy seems to be gaining momentum, the […]

The Reasonable Approach Israel Could Take to End Terrorism

Warning – this is a disorganized rant. Israel’s foreign policy is inherently flawed and unreasonable because it is too moderate, and because it is too focussed on a diplomatic peace that will never come. In 1967, Israel was attacked (sadly a common occurrence). Not by a single enemy, but by all of its neighbors in […]

New Rule: Relegate Friends of Fred Thompson to Internment Camps

If 50%+ Americans had not supported President Bush, I wouldn’t have been shocked by the relative popularity of Presidential candidate Fred Thompson. Never before, since the days of George W. Coke Snorting Alcohol Abusing Bush has an individual that is so clearly unqualified for public office held significant support from so many voting Americans. Since […]

Republic, not a Democracy

We cannot trust the masses to stay informed. We cannot trust the masses to make wise decisions. We cannot trust the masses. In a true democracy, all individuals have a say. But in America, all individuals do not have a say. We have a REPRESENTATIVE democracy. Not a true democracy. The idea of a representative […]

The Self-Made Rich

There was a story online about Oprah and how Mrs. Seinfeld sent her 20 pairs of shoes. Then people posted comments suggesting that Oprah doesn’t know how much a loaf of bread costs… and others started bashing her for being “detached.” I am always amazed by jealousy. I wonder – rather than being jealous… why […]