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Entries from January 2009

A “Stimulus” Bill Without Real Stimulus

January 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment ·

What the Congress is offering us as their solution to the current economic crisis is rather like the popular Crab Rangoon served at Chinese restaurants, where the word “crab” appears in the name of the dish, but it has become traditional for the role of crab to be played by some sort of cream cheese. […]

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Iranian Nuclear Threat More Real Than Ever

January 28th, 2009 · No Comments ·

The irony would be rich, were the subject any less serious. After years of the the left and international critics accusing the Bush administration of fearmongering and sabre-rattling about Iran’s nuclear weapons program, it turns out that Bush was dead on and Iran will have a working nuclear weapon within the year. Critics of the […]

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Oprah and Demi Say You Must Serve the Leader

January 25th, 2009 · 3 Comments ·

In a video which could have come straight out of Leni Riefenstahl’s cutting room, Oprah (producer) and Demi (director) have brought us a bit of propaganda in support of their pal President Obama which raises a lot of troubling questions in the process of laying out a generally positive message encouraging volunteerism. In a montage […]

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An Open Question to the RNC Candidates

January 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Politics, Rights and Liberty

This may be a bit frightening, but I actually made a video blog. It was prompted by a video I found on YouTube of Saul Anuzis answering questions about his campaign for RNC chairman. I missed my chance to ask a question in advance, but I thought I’d play around with video and put my […]

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Modest Proposals for the GITMO Gang

January 22nd, 2009 · No Comments ·

Today President Obama announced that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility will close within a year. A special task force will be assigned the job of figuring out what to do with the hundreds of detainees still housed there. It”s going to be a challenge because their home countries and other potential havens around the world […]

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Tina Benkiser: Wrong for the Future of the GOP

January 21st, 2009 · 4 Comments ·

As a delegate to the Texas Republican state convention I get regular mailings from state party chairman Tina Benkiser. Most of the time these are appropriate and informative, with a general thrust of asking for money to support the state party. Exactly what I'd expect to get from the state party chairman. I've heard some […]

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Inauguration Mania Sends the Wrong Message

January 20th, 2009 · No Comments ·

You probably think I’m going to start moaning about the $150,000,000 cost of the inauguration. That’s certainly distressing, but I have a more philosophical concern. The excitement about the Obama inauguration was certainly out of control. Days before the inauguration the major networks were already devoting hours of prime airtime to puff pieces on Obama […]

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Inauguration Live Blog Simulcast

January 20th, 2009 · No Comments ·

In conjunction with BC Magazine, here’s an opportunity to watch the inauguration online and participate in live chat right here on this site. Whether you love or loathe Barack Obama, this is one of the biggest political events of the new millennium and this will be a chance to see it all and share your […]

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Can the Grassroots Play a Role in Picking the RNC Chairman?

January 19th, 2009 · 19 Comments ·

The presidential election may be over, but there's one campaign still raging: the contest for the Chairmanship of the Republican National Committee. It's a weird kind of election, because the RNC Chairman is an important leader who sets policy for the entire party, but the selection process is arcane, and in the hands of the […]

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Will Texas Show the Way for the GOP?

January 14th, 2009 · 5 Comments ·

While Republicans around the country are licking their wounds and advocacy groups are bombarding us all with press releases about how they have the secret formula for bringing the Republican Party back from the brink of the abyss, politicians in Texas are quietly making changes which may define the future of the GOP. What appears […]

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