Monthly Archives: November 2013

Is the Pope Merely Being Cathartic ?

Pope Francis has more than once made us wince because of his penchant for off the cuff remarks.  It is not that we do not appreciate his openness, friendliness and willingness to engage, nor because we always disagree with his … Continue reading

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Best Way To Attract More Latinos to the Republican Party . . .

and not lose more than gained from the conservative base: Stay true to conservative principles . . .  articulate them well and essentially the same to everyone. Outreach to Latinos, Blacks, Catholics, Women is outreach to the country as a … Continue reading

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Is Governor Branstad Trying to Kill the Iowa Caucuses?

Allow us a few paragraphs to develop what at first blush may seem a sensational inquiry. Lest readers be prematurely put off, the presumable short answer to the title question is “not intentionally” but we do have concerns as to … Continue reading

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FLASH . . . Peace In Our Time !

“Neville” Kerry Has Achieved Peace In Our Time!  Iran To Surely Honor Agreement!  Included in the deal for Iran to “freeze” its nuclear weapon development is a secret provision that if, in the next six months, it fails to abide … Continue reading

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Big Ethanol, the Environment, Gas Taxes and the GOP

That we consider corn ethanol subsidies and mandates unethical and tax payer abuse is obvious from these pages.   There are environmental aspects that should be considered, and we do, but we find them most compelling with regards to human ecology … Continue reading

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The Filibuster is a Big F*****g Deal

Yesterday we passed along a quote from Republican Senator Lamar Alexander with reference to Democrats changing the rules regarding filibusters. “I suspect the reason they may be doing it is hoping Republicans overreact, and it’s the only thing that they … Continue reading

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Obama’s Lies . . . and Conservative Healthcare Reforms

Mona Charon writing at National Review lists The Lies that Sold Obamacare Mr. Obama’s propensity to lie is finally widely acknowledged, but that acknowledgment hasn’t gone far enough. It isn’t just that the pledge about keeping your plan was a … Continue reading

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Reid Goes Nuclear, Republicans Go ???

The following excerpts from an AP dispatch may serve to explain what happened today in the U.S. Senate (52-48 vote), suggest some of the implications, and what some Republicans are thinking.  It should be understood that the action by all … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan – Striving to be a Bit Player in the Theater of the Absurd

Ed. note: This post has been expanded and otherwise altered from the original. From the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and The Hill, with reference to recent statements by Republican House – Senate budget conference designee Representative Paul Ryan and the … Continue reading

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Veritas Salad

“Net neutrality” — ever wonder what the term means and what the issues are in the controversy over “net neutrality.”   This article  by Marvin Ammori writing  at Wired explains.  The political gamesmanship involves a classic example of the use … Continue reading

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