Friday was an important day. A day when the US crossed a threshold that it is looking less likely to cross back the other way on. On Friday, January 22,…
In doing some local organization of Libertarians I have come across some of my fellow party members that are latching onto the 912 Project of Glenn Beck’s. Not knowing much about it I did some research and found that not only was it ‘phony’ Libertarianism but I was definitely not a person it is directed towards or included in.
Perhaps President Obama is trying too hard to not be seen as his predecessor. Instead of being known as “The Decider”, is President Obama trying to be known as “The InDecider”? In most cases he can spend time making up his mind (by reading polling data trends) but his lack of a quick decision in the Afghanistan theater is a worrisome trend. However, worse for the world, next spring he may not be able to take that time as the issues in the Middle East quickly come to a head.
A man in New Hampshire has just been convicted of criminal threatening. It’s a win for the police who have gotten this criminal off of the street and behind bars…
During the Watergate hearings, John Dean made the press aware of an Enemies List, the top 20 enemies to the Nixon Administration was to be targeted with retribution once Nixon was re-elected. While reading the list on the air, Daniel Schorr was shocked to read his own name at number 17. It was at this time that most Americans really became aware, not just esoterically but in a very real way, of the potential power that could be wielded against the press in an effort to construct an Echo Chamber for their agenda, a way to marginalize and quiet their opposition to allow an administration to more effectively put their agenda in place. Since this time charges of similar underhanded efforts to manipulate the press and other political opponents from the White House have been made public, but none so overtly or so boldly as the Obama Administration’s current hypocrisy against Fox News.
There is a tool in arsenal of the small minded politician that has a sharp edge and can be wielded with abandon when backed up against the wall. When they can’t win in the arena of ideas or debate, it can be reached for easily, like a warm blanket armor that is stronger than steel. And it has been brought out now in defense of the President of the United States by his supporters who, with their tiny little minds, think they are fighting the good fight. I speak, of course, of the all mighty trump in our political card deck, the Race Card.
While running for the office of President of the United States, President Obama made a statement he thought was behind closed doors in San Francisco about voters in Pennsylvania. We now see that this sentiment about small town America has not changed much as the President still seems taken aback at how people could possibly not want the government’s help. It must all be a plot and manipulation by his opponents, not a rejection of the ideals he stands for.
Massachusetts’ attorney general, Martha Coakley, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the U.S. government that seeks federal marriage benefits for about 16,000 gay and lesbian couples who have legally wed in Massachusetts. The state is challenging the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. Finally!
Barney Frank is a tricky one. Between watching the banking industry, including Frannie Mae and Freddie Mac, fail and then finding anyone and everyone else to blame but himself on one hand and seemingly espousing libertarian ideals on the other, it makes a liberty minded individual scratch their heads. Unfortunately, it seems that, indeed, words are seldom as important as deeds.
In looking for a reason for our current economic issues it appears that most people think the problem is just a few years old. They find a point that backs their cause and stop looking. Democrats point to Gramm-Leach-Bliley and say ‘look, deregulation!’ Republicans point to the Community Reinvestment Act and say ‘look, social engineering’. And while both are partially right, and partially wrong, they both stopped looking at the real core problems that started in late 1970s that really opened the doors to this mess.