Just musing

What does it mean to act presidential?

OMG, he's tweeting again! He called himself a genius. He thinks he's the smartest person in the room. He won't stop poking at Kim Jong Un. He is going to start a war. He is a paranoid idiot who eats McDonald's in bed to avoid the risk of being poisoned. He is incapable of understanding… Continue reading What does it mean to act presidential?

Current Events, Just musing

SOTU — An updated drinking game for 2015

The State of the Union tradition arises from the following line in Article II, Section 3 of the US Constitution, "He shall, from time-to-time, give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient." While not required to deliver a formal speech,… Continue reading SOTU — An updated drinking game for 2015

Constitution, Current Events

ObamaCare: Gives You The Right To Mandatory HealthCare

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” – George Washington This morning I woke up to a beautiful wife, a warm shower and a screaming baby. And you know why? - Because of my own choices. I strapped my son… Continue reading ObamaCare: Gives You The Right To Mandatory HealthCare

Current Events

Sequestration Review – in case you’ve forgotten how we got here.

If the Super Committee failed to reach an agreement (which was pretty much a foregone conclusion), then a “sequester” would kick in, forcing automatic budget “cuts.” The automatic budget “cuts” were designed to be to some of the most basic functions of the Federal Government – ie. Defense spending, and to programs that had some of the most visibly painful consequences if cut.

Current Events, Just musing

November 6th is our D-Day; or, How moderates never win

One of my heroes is George S. Patton, Jr.  I'm sure it's beginning comes from the magnificent performance given by George C. Scott in the film, "Patton."  I have since read and watched biographies, read histories and even had the privilege of interviewing a man who served in Patton's 3rd Army in the European campaign, Arnold Whittaker.  As… Continue reading November 6th is our D-Day; or, How moderates never win