Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Indepence Day Echoes

When was the last time you read the Declaration of Independence?  Not just the first paragraph, but the entire thing.


We recently had occasion to re-visit this cornerstone of our nation, and were surprised to find echoes in the grievances against King George.  A surprising number of them could be applied to our current… White House Occupant… who we’ll call T-Rump Rex.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

A Very Stable Genius

I am the very model of a Very Stable Genius,
In matters diplomatic I am practically avenious!
The Dictators all say that I am really quite congenious;
From the Kremlin to the Philippines, and anywhere insidious,
I compliment the workings of the minds of the nefarious.
And anyone who questions me or expresses contradicting views
I quickly can refute them by proclaiming that it’s all fake news!

A Real Stable Genius

Someone pointed out that Trump claims that he is a stable genius.  Well, if he wants to boast about being the smartest ass in the barn, he'll need to take that up with Francis the Talking mule.

Or Mr. Ed.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Who Says We Need News Media? The Founders of this Country.

Eqsuire Magazine reports that the Trump administration wants to kick the press out of the White House. 
"There has been no decision," Sean Spicer, Trump's press secretary, said about the plan today. But Spicer acknowledged that "there has been some discussion about how to do it."
Donald Trump has already started hammering away at the press, recently refusing to answer a senior correspondent from CNN at his first press conference.  This was in retaliation for CNN’s report that the CIA had briefed Trump, President Obama, and Vice President Biden,  that reliable sources indicate that Russian intelligence may have compromising photos and video of Trump.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Does California Let Non Citizens Vote?

registermasterRecently on Facebook, someone stated that the Popular vote showing Hillary Clinton leading over Trump was inaccurate because “a large portion of people voting for Hilary were illegals and dead people”, and he followed that up with “the entire state of california gave illegals the right to vote”.
I asked for the source, and he sent me a link to this InfoWars story.  He also sent me a link to the Washington Times, which is simply a direct copy and past of this story.
While it would be easy simply to dismiss the claim out of hand, I believe that anytime someone takes the effort to try to back up their statements, the least I can do is read their citation and analyze it...

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

History Fun: Why Independence?

A friend of mine, inspired by our Independence Day celebrations, wrote “…we Declared our Independence from England partially to get away from heavy taxation and decreasing civil liberties.”
It’s a common refrain: Britain taxed us too much, so we left.  If only bad old England hadn’t taxed us so much.
But the thing is, that’s not true.  While taxes were certainly a part of the complaint, they weren’t a major complaint.
I’m not going to do a complete history of the Revolutionary War – I’d be posting for MONTHS.  No, this is just addressing the root causes of the war.  That is, I’m going to tell you just WHY we “Declared our Independence from England.”

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Conservative’s Arguments on Voter Fraud Dissected

I have several relatives who don’t really understand the entire story behind Voter ID laws.  Periodically, they post something like this:
stupid voter
And since I’m an avid reader who tends to keep better informed than about 98% of the population, I always feel compelled to set the record straight.