At the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Dr. James McHenry, a Maryland delegate, followed Benjamin Franklin from Independence Hall. He recorded a question asked by a lady, directed at Dr. Franklin.

The lady asked, "Well Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?"

"A republic," replied Dr. Franklin, "if you can keep it."


"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." - Ayn Rand

Thursday, December 31, 2009

More Joy for 2010?

What is in store for 2010? I honestly don't know since there has been a "daily outrage factor" for the Obama presidency this past year. I spoke to a friend who voted for Barack Hussein Obama last year and equated 2009 with "the Carter Years" in its bleakness. She reminded me that her, candidate, Obama, had only been in office for one year.

YES, that's my point, I continued. This one year feels like ALL of the miserable Carter years. What are the next three going to feel like?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Unlikely Card (no, not a race card)

This is my Christmas Card to Barack Hussein Obama (pictured left in the photo above), to Senator Harry Reid and to Representative Nancy Pelosi. It's my humble way of showing that I follow your track record in office and understand what you're doing.

A Run-Away Senate

The Democratic Majority in the US Senate (poorly led by Sen. Harry Reid - NV) made some last minute changes to the Rules of the US Senate so that their healthcare act can't be repealed by a majority vote in a future Congress.

How do YOU feel about that?

The fundamental purpose of Senate rules is to prevent a tyrannical majority from trampling the rights of the minority or of future Congresses.

How do YOU feel about the buying and selling of swing votes with a fortune in taxpayer money?

Yes, I admit that it's typical of the hope and change that President Barack Hussein Obama promised. He did deliver on change, he brought Chicago politics to the White House - who can doubt that?

How we, THE PEOPLE deal with this situation is going to be telling on our own generations and future generations as well. Clearly, there must be a re-shuffling of personnel at the top. Several people I know have called for an ENTIRELY new Congress. At first, I thought that attitude to be a bit extreme. I don't feel that way anymore. A vote of "NO CONFIDENCE" needs to be put forward by the American People.

Monday, December 14, 2009

When things seem too obvious to me, I worry that I may be over simplifying a problem. Unemployment in America is not a function of government except to the extent that financial decisions are based on predictability. The Administration of Barack Hussein Obama is anything but predictable. Capitalists who risk for profit don't want to put money into something where they are bound to loose.

(a) Cap and Trade

(b) ObamaCare

(c) Barack Hussein Obama's promise to raise taxes on anyone making over $250K per year.

All three measures will impact business. The people who start, expand and run businesses want to know what the bottom line will be before they move back into the market and invest (which leads to jobs).

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Harry Reid's Snake Oil

Harry Reid is now saying that America is in the grip of an "Insurance Holocaust".  I guess he's banking on fooling all the people all the time. Those of us who oppose the Public Option have been branded as "political terrorists" by Indiana Rep. Baron Hill, who sent SEIU thugs to demonstrate outside Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman's private residence and derided senior citizens questioning President Obama's fuzzy math savings claims (California Rep. Pete Stark: "I wouldn't dignify you by peeing on your leg. It wouldn't be worth wasting the urine.").

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid led Democrats deeper into demagoguery by likening Republicans who object to socialized medicine to slave masters, enemies of women's suffrage. Blustering in his uncomfortably rasping voice, Reid lectured we who stand in the way of Barack Hussein Obama (mmm.mmm.mmm): "When this country belatedly recognized the wrongs of slavery, there were those who dug in their heels and said, 'Slow down. It's too early. Things aren't bad enough.' When women spoke up for the right to speak up, they wanted to vote, some insisted, 'Slow down. There will be a better day to do that. Today isn't quite right.' When this body was on the verge of guaranteeing equal civil rights to everyone regardless of the color of their skin, some senators resorted to the same filibuster threats that we hear today."

Well, Mazza Harry, you have it wrong and will have a chance to feel how the slaves feel in 2010 when you're up for re-election.

The more the public learns about the choice-limiting, debt-exploding, bureaucracy-multiplying health care takeover, the more opposition increases---and the more unhinged the Democratic majority gets.

Monday, December 7, 2009


On December 4, NATO's foreign ministers decided Dec. 4 to extend a Membership Action Plan to Montenegro, a country of some 700,000 souls. The country is roughly as large as a medium sized American city. It split from Serbia in 2006. By all accounts, it's a pretty country.

Under the terms of NATO membership, an attack on Montenegro would be treated as an attack on the United States, Canada, Germany or any other NATO nation's home soil and we would be obliged to react appropriately.

The only country that considers Montenegro strategic is Serbia, since the port of Bar (a city, not a pub)  which the Serbian government is trying to purchase, is Belgrade’s only link to sea lanes since the collapse of Yugoslavia.

In 1999 NATO conducted an air war against Serbia, so it may be said to be hostile. However, as improbable as it seems, However, the Serbian military frequently trains with the Ohio National Guard (don't ask me why because I don't know).  

My question is WHY? With respect to the people of Montenegro - I don't know any of you and if I did, I'm sure I'd like you, I don't want to go to war if you decide to do something stupid. Why do we want to link ourselves by treaty to Montenegro? 

Friday, December 4, 2009

Who Could HE Love More?

The question is, Dignity of the Office of President? I'm sure it can be regained at some point, but today, on the absolute scale of dignity, we have to be somewhere around zero.
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