Monthly Archives: September 2009

OBAMA PROCLAMATION

According to the media, President Barack Obama has issued a Special Presidential Proclamation declaring Friday as National Hunting and Fishing day, “From atop Pikes Peak to the shores of the James River.” Which leaves out most of New Mexico, Colorado, … Continue reading

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ISMS, THE SOCIAL SORT

Ok, I have given short discussions of Democracies, Liberalism, and “Neoconservatives.” I might as well continue with “Socialism.” Which is not the same thing as “Socialists.” Not by a long shot. Someone with a whole lot of time on their … Continue reading

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NEOCONSERVATISM

I have already mentioned Neoconservatives. So let’s go with an explanation of Neoconservatives. While I have several quibbles, Wikipedia essentially says Neocons “support using American economic and military power to bring liberalism, democracy, and human rights to other countries.” Preferably … Continue reading

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SATURDAY NITE FOLLIES ON SUNDAY NITE

I remember when this tune came out. I was too young for a drivers license – but they didn’t ask me for a birth certificate! Did I lie? Well, put it this way – I had a job if I … Continue reading

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NEOCONSERVATIVES

Joe Klein describes neoconservatism as “unilateral bellicosity cloaked in the utopian rhetoric of freedom and democracy.” I have two quibbles, but Klein seems generally on the right path. For this old man’s dos centavos, what currently passes as “utopian” rhetoric … Continue reading

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ARISTOTLE CALLED A "DEMOCRACY" GOVERNMENT BY THE POOR.

Because the poor will always be a majority. And a “democracy” has one defining characteristic. The poor always think the rich are venal people who make money “grinding gold from the bones of the poor.” So “democracies” always try to … Continue reading

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LIBERALISM

I started to put down a few thoughts about “Liberal Democrats,” but I dislike using “Liberal” in reference to any modern politician or school of political thought. The agreed on definition of Liberal has changed too much since Daniel Webster … Continue reading

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RANDOM HEALTH CARE THOUGHTS

Wading through that swamp called the internet, I see that Medicaid patients, like me and many Americans, AVERAGE 89 doctors visits per 100 insured per year. Assuming one doctors visit per patient, 89 percent of us geezers go to the … Continue reading

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CAP AND TAX

I see the White House has finally admitted their “cap and trade” will raise everyone’s energy costs. The White House admits it will cost a typical household $1,781 a year for “cap and tax.” That’s quite a tax. But, as … Continue reading

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THEY SHOOT IDIOTS, DON’T THEY?

If they don’t shoot idiots they should. Especially the ones in the media. Today, (17 Sept, 2009) CNN ran a story from the Philadelphia Fed proclaiming the recession is over. Like blazes it is. Lets look at some numbers. July’s … Continue reading

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