Told you so

November 3, 2010

Well, I did, the day after the 2008 election, in a post titled Well, There You Go Again, I warned that the Democrats would mistake voter anger at Bush for a mandate to rush toward socialism and the voters would recoil. And they did.

I did not foresee the rise of the Tea Party movement and the swiftness of the Democrats fall, but nobody’s perfect.

Now we will see if the Republicans will make the same mistake and believe the voters anger at the excesses of the Democrats will be mistaken for a mandate to advance their social issues agendas. It is not, this is a rebellion of the voters against the excesses of government, not a choice for different excesses. Read the rest of this entry »

My Savior! Tim Geithner!

November 30, 2008



I wake up this morning this Sunday morning. I grab my paper and my breakfast and turn on the TV, which is still on the “All Barack Channel” from last nights football game.


A group of people were discussing how great the spending on “Black Friday” was due to the appointment of Tim Geithner as Treasury Secretary.




The Dow is up 17% since the blessed appointment was announced!


Geithner is our Savior!


All hail the wisdom of our exalted Present-Elect on his selection.


I promptly changed the channel.

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Well, there you go again…

November 7, 2008

One of the few advantages to being very close to 60 years old is that you can put events like this 2008 election into perspective.

The United States has not gone commie, the Constitution will prevail, the sun will come out tomorrow.

After all, he can’t be any worse than Carter…

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Socialism Wins!

November 5, 2008

With great enthusiasm and joy vast numbers of Americans across the nation patiently waited in line yesterday to vote. When their votes were finally tallied late last night, large jubilant crowds celebrated in urban centers across the land. In Chicago and elsewhere impressive numbers of people exuberantly welcomed in a new era of Socialism, “fairness”, and “global community”. “Yes we can!” was gleefully chanted by frenzied throngs of tearful and happy class warriors reveling in the anticipation of their hope for change. The promise of wealth redistribution having been tossed to them like a last chance life preserver cast to save a floundering working class and rescue them from their bleak future was clearly evident in the relief they wore across their collective faces as media cameras anxiously panned across the celebratory crowds.

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The Case of Bob Barr for President.

November 3, 2008

Insanity is often defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. This year you have an opportunity to reject the failed policies of the two major political parties and instead cast your vote for real change – this year you can stop doing the same thing over and over and “hope” for “change”. This year you can vote Libertarian. You can vote for Bob Barr as our next President of the United States.

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More on the Virginia Beach Mayoral Election – 2008

October 19, 2008

The Virginia Pilot ask the Virginia Beach mayoral candidates the following questions. What principles would you use to deal with the multimillion dollar hole in next year’s city budget? What priorities would guide your thinking? If you cut of phase out taxes, do you replace the revenue?


We got one good answer.


We got on bad answer.


We got two evasions of the question.

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Being Dressed by the Nanny State

October 15, 2008

My mother stopped dressing me when I was 5.


She felt that I was responsible enough to take this task on myself. She gave me the freedom to make my own decision. The ability to choose is an important aspect in you maturity and emotional growth. It allows you to make mistakes and to learn from them, it allows you to be become more independent, confident and self-reliant.


I’m 28 now. So, some quick math, I’ve been dressing myself for 23 years now. I’ve been making the decision of what I should wear and what I shouldn’t wear everyday without incident.


This isn’t enough to prove that I effectively do this task to the Commonwealth of Virginia. The State has less confidence in me than my mother did 23 years ago.


The powers that be have decided to implement a voting dress code for the polling booths on Nov. 4th.

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Should Congress get the Pink-Slip?

October 13, 2008

Last night I was talking politics with my pops. He, like most people is very frustrated with the direction of the country. He is fed up with the business as usual politics of Washington and is fed up with both major political parties.


Can you blame him? I certainly don’t.

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A Nation of Retarded Lemmings?

October 13, 2008

Watching the events of the last two weeks, one is temped to think that is the case, but I know the common sense of the people of this country is better than that. But our public education system does not teach economics and without the basic understanding of markets, and blinded by technical jargon repeated by news commentators who have no idea what they are talking about, the people are not applying that common sense to what has transpired.

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Thoughts about the VA Senate Race

October 11, 2008

I was surprised how little information is out there about the race, other than the most recent polling data. I guess we are suppose to use this information to make a choice, follow the crowd and you will never be wrong. I try not to fall into that old trap of “group-think.”


The two frontrunners, Warner and Gilmore seem to want to keep their positions closely guarded.


But here is what I have been able to dig up.

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