Monthly Archives: April 2008

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Citizen Clients

Bruce Walker in American Thinker writes how the Democratic party has become totally dominated by lawyers and how this affects the political scene. The article, The Lawyer’s Party . excerpts: The Democratic Party has become the Lawyers’ Party. Barack Obama…

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True Citizen Soldiers

CBS’s 60 minutes ran an informative piece on the Israeli Airforce, the IAF. Unlike other nations where the airforce fighter pilots are selected from a group of volunteers,the IAF get first dibs from the entire pool of Israeli draftees. Only…

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The Real Opiate of the Masses

In an interesting article in American Thinker Selwyn Duke proposes that modern psychology substitues ‘disorders’ for sins, and replaces religious values with psychologial theories that remove the human’s repsonsibility for his own actions. The article in full. an excerpt: The…

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Citizens and Subjects

From Townhall.com – Bitter, Clingy Gun Owners of America By Doug Giles The article in full. 1. In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up…

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Fooling With Mother Nature

My reluctance to accept the environmental doomsday scenarios is just that so many of such scares for centuries have been proven wrong. Scare and fear sells well and just gets more print than it merits. Our environment does have problems…

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The Other White People

Mary Grabar, PhD from UGA, responds to Obama’s reference to the “bitter” Americans who cling to God and guns; and inadvertently illuminates another voting group that the media has largely ignored; immigrants who have quiety established themselves in America in…

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Planned Parenthood Returns to Its Roots

Yesterday a radio news program reported that a group of Black Citizens led by Jesse Jackson are suing Planned Parenthood for focusing their birth control message in black neighborhoods. Planned Parenthood’s genesis was from a progressive period of American politics…

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Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

I was reading several blogs this morning and I seemed to sense from several postings from Democrats that they are doomed in this election. I read how much the Clintons have not just lost the black vote but really pissed…

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The McGovern Effect

I have commented how screwed up the Democratic Party is; from their Rube Goldberg micromanaging Superdelegate system to their authoritarian denial to seat Michigan and Florida delegates. A few writers have also referred to the George McGovern Effect. This postulates…

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Blog Number 500

Wow another milestone- I have now blogged 500 entries, including this one. I remember a quote from Ralph Peters in one of his books I could relate to. He said that some people write to teach, but he writes to…

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The Innefficient Use of New Technology

In fabricatrion and production the most important point to operate efficiently is to avoid interruptions; they can increase the amount of time to complete a task by a factor of ten. Group like tasks together. Close your door and have…

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Mental Inertia

When prices are rising the prevailing wisdom is that prices will continue to rise. When the market fall the prevailing wisdom is that they will continue to fall. Rising prices trigger a sequence of repsonses. Initailly fear sets in and…

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America’s Secret Weapon

Ralph Peters, a critic of the Rumsfeld fiasco period, is high on Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his selection of soldiers’ soldiers to run the war. The article, Gates’s Grand Slam. General Robert Patraeus will take over US Central Command.…

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My Favorite Interview Question

My favorite interview question is “what has been your biggest mistake, and what did you learn from it?” Most candidates stumble on this. If this is hard to answer you either have not been in a position of responsibility or…

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Intelligence and Character

I recoil a bit when a voter’s main reason to support a candidate is his intelligence. Oprah shouted her support for Obama “not because he is black but because he is brilliant.” Why don’t we thus dispense with these pesky…

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A Few Questions for Carter

Carter is like a case of diplomatic herpes; he is embarassing and never seems to go totally away. It is comforting to know that Syria and Hamas is so willing to bring peace, if those pesky Israelis just would not…

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Clarifying Clarity

“In politics, the clearer a statement is, the more certain it is to be followed by a ‘clarification.’ Obama and his supporters were still busy ‘clarifying’ Jeremiah Wright’s very plain statements when it suddenly became necessary to ‘clarify’ Senator Obama’s…

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Why Foreign Policy is Important

Bill Clinton beat George H. Bush largely by claiming that he neglected domestic policy in favor of foreign considerations. Clinton went to the other extreme. Woolsey at CIA, Les Aspin as Secretary of Defense , and Warren Christopher as Secretary…

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Somalia

Most of what we think we know about the Somalia debacle we saw in the movie, Black Hawk Down. The story behind the humiliation is illuminating. We first became involved under George H. Bush with a clearly defined mission where…

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Leaders and Personalities

I wonder if in the age of sound bytes, YouTube, and rapidly developing media if the skills required to get elected are not drastically different from the skills required to govern. Successful corporate CEO’s are not always the most dynamic…

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