Current Events, Just musing

Those Troubling Consenting Adults

Everybody's doing it. Well, maybe Morrissey isn't doing it. For some reason, every interview he does, the lame nut holding the microphone feels the need to ask that question. And on each occasion, he's dismissed it. It has nothing to do with his music, he says. It isn't important. Good for him for holding out… Continue reading Those Troubling Consenting Adults

Constitution, Current Events

Look! Is That A Squirrel, Or a Gay Marriage Protest?

Average Americans are earning $8,000 - $10,000 a year less now than they were in 2007.  The value of the average home (where members of the middle class hold most of their wealth) is $35,000 less now than in 2007.  Record numbers of Americans depend on government handouts just to get by.   Unemployment is still… Continue reading Look! Is That A Squirrel, Or a Gay Marriage Protest?

Current Events

Should marriage be redefined or is there a better solution?

To counter my friend and co-creator of Freedom Cocktail (and to show there is no 'groupthink' here!), I say, "no" to the former but "yes" to the latter (read his post here).  I think it is a dangerous position to redefine a religious and sociological practice that has been around since before the concept of government.… Continue reading Should marriage be redefined or is there a better solution?

Just musing

Lack of shame pathway to other ills

Shame. The painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, ridiculous, etc., done by oneself or another. Disgrace. Ignominy. I grew up in the 70s and was a teenager in the 80s.  I think my generation was on the tail end of believing in the concept of child discipline.  I remember how I… Continue reading Lack of shame pathway to other ills

Current Events, Just musing

Senator Rand Paul. Kill This Hog!

We had this Sequester thingy. Yet despite this humble, meek downsizing of government funding, John Kerry lunched with Egypt’s ignoramus Muslim Brotherhood and handed over $250 million US dollars. Then we read that the Obama Administration wanted to make the Sequester “hurt” to give a black eye to the Republican Party. Well the fact is,… Continue reading Senator Rand Paul. Kill This Hog!

Current Events, Just musing

With Friends Like These…

June 2012, President Mohamed Morsi took office in Egypt after the overthrow of President Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak. And there was much rejoicing. President Morsi is the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. Why should this matter? Because the U.S. Secretary of State gave him and his administration $250 million U.S. Dollars in support. And… Continue reading With Friends Like These…

Current Events, Just musing

College Ain’t For Everyone

So you wanna be a writer? Or paint the next Sistine Chapel? Or maybe your desire is to compose a memorable romantic piece of music, write the next Schubert’s Ave Maria? Are you eighteen-years-old, about to spend $40,000 at a university to achieve any of the above? Don’t. Not unless you know what you’re getting… Continue reading College Ain’t For Everyone

Capitalism, Federalism

Equal effort does not mean equal results: a word on redistribution

It's the Friday prior to daylight savings -- an idea first proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 -- and it seemed appropriate to grab an excerpt from one of our Founding Fathers to give to our readers to start their weekend.   For those of you who truly cherish freedom and individual liberty, it may serve… Continue reading Equal effort does not mean equal results: a word on redistribution

Current Events, Just musing

The Adventures of Busy-Body-Bloomberg

New York Mayor Bloomberg isn’t satisfied being your savior from large quantities of super, syrupy, sugary goodness. Nor is he content cracking down on smoking or junk food. He’s out to spoil all the fun stuff and guilty pleasures. Now he’s coming after earbuds, those darling little pieces we place directly into the ear canal… Continue reading The Adventures of Busy-Body-Bloomberg

Current Events, Just musing

What We’re Up Against…Still

1988 was the first year I could participate in a presidential election. That was the year I turned eighteen. It was also the year (in fact, the exact day of my birthday) that the Soviet Union committed to withdrawing it's troops from Afghanistan. It was the year I finished high school and started college. And… Continue reading What We’re Up Against…Still

Constitution, Federalism, Federalist Papers

On the subject of Federalism – Federalist No. 45

James Madison The Federalist Papers Federalist No. 45 Date: January 26, 1788 "The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined.  Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.  The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign… Continue reading On the subject of Federalism – Federalist No. 45