Monthly Archives: May 2008

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

How Important is Experience?

The question of experience hovers over this campaign and it should. Congress is a great place to gain experience where hundreds of other Representatives or Senators dilute the opinions and judgement of an individual. The excesses of a McCarthy is…

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I Had the Right to Remain Silent…….

… but I did not have the ability. It was a great title to a comedy book by Ron White, but it clearly applies to Sharon Stone. Claiming the Chinese earthquake was karma for their actions in Tibet has now…

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The Obama Doctrine

I have written a few postings on Obama’s idea of negotiating with rogue states without preconditions. Obama’s historical references are weak and if fully examined contradict his point. It is yet another case where one tries to substitute intelligence for…

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Feeding Rage

Internet blogs bring infinite opinions and some depth to the political process for those who seek it. It also brings endless YouTube clips of every gaffe from every candidate. While the abscence of ‘professional journalistic’ standards is also a liability,…

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Obama’s Addiction

Obama smokes. Help me here folks, when was the last time we had a president that smoked? Rooselvelt? Eisenhower? Help me out with this. tips to the domestic goddess

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Spawning Terrorism – Negotiation without Preconditions

Amidst the debate of negotiating with terrorist supporting organizations Obama contends that negotiating is not the same as appeasement and he is correct. But the insinuation is that Bush has refused to negotiate at all, and this is not accurate.…

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Sharon Stone and John Hagee

Pastor John Hagee was slammed for his comment that God let the Holocaust happen as a means of returning the Jews to Israel. He certainly did not create a new theological concept that God works in mysterious ways, and his…

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Awash in Time

One of my peeves is listening to someone tell me how ‘busy’ they are; how they do not have time for ____________ (fill in the blank.) Many of us are busy, and many of the really busy do not have…

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Ms. Pelosi’s Dignity

Nancy Pelosi said that George Bush’s speech at the Knesset was ‘beneath the dignity of the president.’ I finally read the speech (available here) and I wonder what she found so objectionable. Could it have been this passage? We believe…

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Indiana Jones Meets E.T.

We went to see the new Indiana Jones movie, and for many reasons it just did not cut it. Evil Nazis were replaced by nasty Ruskies. Fantasy myths were replaced by alien visitors. And the amazing action and stunts were…

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So Guess Who Owns the Christian Dating Website?

Christian dating website BigChurch.com is owned by Penthouse, the Avis of the ‘legitimate’ porn crowd. The internet is hurting porn sales because so much is now available for free. (There goes that irony again.) Penthouse was acquired by a group…

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Writing Off An Education

In American Thinker Christopher Chantril writes May 25, 2008US Can’t Pass English 101Excerpt: Since we are worrying about “larger implications” let us escape from the bell jar of liberal thinking and wonder why it is that after a century and…

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Suspicious Polls

Polling is a bit of a science and often poor polls are given the same headlines as quality polls. It make one wonder at the political motivation of the press to cover all polls the same without understanding the quality.…

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A Monstrous Incongruity

from American Thinker Are 32,000 Scientists Enough to Question Global Warming ‘Consensus?‘by Marc Sheppard Excerpt There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future,…

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Music Without Instruments.

Obama actually raises an interesting point on whether negotiating with certain adversaries is the same as appeasement. He comments that we negotiated with the Soviets even after they declared “we will bury you.” We still do not have normalized relations…

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Hauser’s Law

In WSJ Opinionjournal Online David Ranson writes “You Can’t Soak the Rich”, and offers an insight to the controversial Laffer Curve. Kurt Hauser, an investment economist, notes that the tax revenues remain flat at 19.5% of GDP regardless of the…

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Suspicious Statistics

A study says that a black is 60% more likely to get turned down for a bank loan in Boston than a white. Here are the flaws in the report: The report said that blacks were turned down 17% of…

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HKO’s Top Five Scotch Labels

A few of my favorite scotches: Talisker 18 Abelour a’bunadh Glenlivet 15 Glenfarclas Lagavulin 16 (really peaty) If you are adventurous consider the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. They send you lists of limited bottlings and some of them have been…

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Real Hope and Change

So I got an e-mail from a friend who hates the war, hates Bush and has decided that experience is unimportant since men of experience got us into the mess we are in. Therefore to him Obama is the only…

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Thin Skinned Hyprocrits

In a strong speech in the Knesset George W. Bush spoke against those who would negotiate with and appease terrorists. While he spoke in general terms and mentioned no one by name, Obama cried that the insinuation was intended against…

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