Duly Noted - About Russian Matters, Because Russia Matters

Duly NotedPast aggression is resolutely fought but the present’s cases are met with restraint.

 

Much that comments upon Russia’s Crimean adventure is self-serving. Some moves are made to act as excuses to:

(1) Maintain the moral high ground while

(2) A costly response is avoided [...]

Wastebook 2013 Lists the Most Awful Government Spending

Brussels home of US ambassador to NATOThe Brussels’ home of the U.S. Ambassador to NATO received $704,198 in gardening and landscaping services. The purchase included, “960 violas, 960 tulips, 960 begonias, 72 Japanese evergreen shrubs, 504 ivy geraniums, 168 hybrid heath evergreen shrubs, 204 American wintergreens, and [...]

What is the Actual Basis on which Scientists and their Acolytes declare God Dead?

Nietzsche predicted that the ‘generation that is now coming up’, regrettably, this generation, ‘from cruelty against [itself]’, would ‘sacrifice God himself’, and ‘worship the stone, stupidity, gravity, fate, and nothing.’

Nietzsche was right about sacrificing God, but could not have foreseen that this would lead not just to worshiping ‘the stone, stupidity, gravity, fate and [...]

Veterans Administration Abandons Vets Suffering From Depleted Uranium Contamination

Matt ParkerAfter young and healthy Marine Matt Parker fought for his country in the Middle East, he mysteriously came down with tumors. Now, he finds himself without adequate help from the country he fought for. I’ve known Matt since he was a small child; our families grew [...]

Obama: The Joke is on Us

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Here is a joke, entitled “Looking for Work,” that has worked its way around the Internet:

An Israeli doctor says: “In Israel, medicine is so advanced that we cut off a man’s testicles, put them on another man and in 6 weeks, he is [...]

Which Way, USA? America At A Crossroads With Economic And Energy Policy

Will Americans continue allowing a radicalized environmental agenda to animate Washington, one that prohibits the utilization of natural resources – oil in particular – and that squelches the nation’s economy? Or could it be that, at such a time as this, rationality might take-hold in the USA yet again?

As if our own problems aren’t [...]

Duly Noted - An Alert Born Out of the Womb of Experience.

Duly Noted

An aberration’s path from rejection to tolerance and then to approval.

 

Success, especially when inherited and not earned, stimulates arrogance. The so cursed think themselves to be immune from the consequences of errors that they exclude them from the realm of the [...]

Arizona Lawman Calls Obama Deportation Statistics Bogus

shrfarpDuring an interview with Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto on Friday, the man known by many as “America’s Toughest Sheriff” said he believes that the Obama administration’s claim that more people in the U.S. illegally have been deported than ever before since President Barack Obama took office [...]

Shame On You! What’s Your Consumption Factor?

grdycnsmptnIt is interesting how wealthy liberals are continually blaming the American middle class for global warming, terrorism, and pretty much all of the world’s problems. Simply put, it is all your fault. Our Consumption Factor Imperils Us All (http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/news/article.asp?parentid=87722) “People in the third world are aware of [...]

The Destruction of Marriage Project

mrgThe lunatics have truly taken over the asylum when the marriage pact, the most ancient institution in human history – pre-dating government itself – and the bedrock foundation of all civilization is now being defined by majority rule, and in some cases, by judicial fiat, rather than [...]

How A 'Miracle' Victory Over Cory Booker Could Change Political History

jeffreybellThe Democratic-leaning Washington Post recently assessed the chances of the Republicans taking a Senate majority this year as, quite possibly, almost as high as two to one. True enough, and significant. Yet… in inventorying the most obvious races the big politicos are, for now, overlooking the most [...]

Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations Need to Lead to Fully Free Trade

trnspcfprtnrshpThe United States and Japan are at the trade negotiation table – for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

The 2005 Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPSEP or P4) is a trade agreement among Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, and Singapore….

(T)he US joined the TPP in [...]

Obama’s Inept Gamesmanship In A Dangerous World

obmptnIn the months following the October 1, 2013 unveiling of Obamacare, Americans across the political spectrum have been appalled at how the whole operation was thoroughly bungled from beginning to end. Admittedly, few on the political right ever anticipated anything else, since the historical track record of [...]

Can Any REAL Conservative Win in America?

elphntrnThe recent CPAC conference and poll is beyond disturbing. It’s downright frightening…

CPAC is allegedly a political action committee of, by and for “conservative” political operatives. But you won’t be able to prove that by the results of the most recent meeting, which resulted in 2016 Presidential [...]

On Tyranny

tyrnyAgain, where the people are absolute rulers of the land, they rejoice in having the openness and exuberance of youth, while a tyrant counts this a danger, and seeks to slay or silence those possessed of spirit, while the discreet fear his power and violence.

~Euripides, The [...]

Is the GOP Suicidal?

sccnsvtvLeave it to the Republican Party to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

While nearly every poll definitively affirms that Democrats are in deep doo-doo come November, and as leftist talking heads like Chris Matthews have already conceded a likelihood that Republicans will take the Senate [...]

Obama as a Religious Cult Leader

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Back in the late 1970’s I had the, perhaps dubious, privilege of working on a case at law in which we were defending our client against an organization generally associated with what was called the religious cult movement. There were a number of such [...]

Why is the Left So Opposed to Darwinian Evolution in the Market?

frmrktLeftists, on the main, are profound believers in and espousers of Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution – when it comes to how the Earth and its flora and fauna have developed.

They also accuse we on the Right of wholly dismissing it. (Well, I’m a buyer [...]

A Teachable Moment: Lessons From The Obamacare Debacle

obm-mshThe President’s popularity is crashing, congressional Democrats are on the run, and America is about to make a shift to the “right” in the upcoming elections –right? I’ll believe it when I see it. The electoral outcomes of this year are still unknown, but this we do [...]

Chuck Hagel Propels Barack Obama Into History

With his thoughtful restructuring of America’s military, secretary of defense Chuck Hagel — a Republican — has cemented Obama’s signature legacy: restoring America to a peacetime footing. Obama’s bringing American troops home from two wars, and, now, reducing the military to a strong, but proportionate, peacetime footing, was not easy.

Doing so required something of [...]

CPAC – Conservative Division and Desperation on Parade

hlryprsdntMany of us could see that we hit the bottom of the conservative talent pool when George W. Bush had to be recruited from Texas just to avoid John McCain in 2000. Fourteen years later, conservatives are quite literally grasping at straws in the latest CPAC Presidential [...]

Anytime is a Good Time to Remove Ridiculous Regulations

gvtrgltns4Wednesday brings us a House Communications Subcommittee hearing on the reauthorization of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA).

You hear STELA, you think Marlon Brando. But this mandatory renewal – the old law expires December 31 – is crucial to keeping satellite television subscribers [...]

Crimean Geography Lesson for Liberals and Conservatives

mthrrsBoth “liberals” such as Hillary Clinton who recently compared Putin to Hitler and knee-jerk conservatives who see the crisis in the Ukraine as a Cold War II are in need of a more restrained, nuanced and intelligent view, taking into account both history and geography – two [...]

Cop: I’d Love to “Bang down Your Door and Come for Your Gun”

brkdwndrHow would you feel if a police officer you knew for 20 years told you that if an order was issued to confiscate your guns, he wouldn’t hesitate to “kick your door in”? This was the precisely the experience Connecticut resident, Navy veteran and former firefighter John [...]

Replay it Again, Bud

bdslgIn a few weeks my beloved New York Yankees will once again take the field for another opening day, one that brings many changes. Gone are the suspended Alex Rodriguez, the glorious game-ender Mariano Rivera and my personal favorite, Curtis Granderson, who has made the cross-town trip [...]






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