Archive for November, 2008

25
Nov
08

Talking heads talking in circles

Has anyone noticed that the talking heads on every television station are constantly extolling the Democrat model of politics as the only means to a successful end? If the GOP does not adopt the pander to the people style of government, they simply cannot succeed.

This is frustrating beyond belief.

I don’t want a party that panders to manufactured political groups any more than I want a party that is willing to sell out their values to gain those voting targets.

On FOX News the other day two pundits were talking about how Republicans can get the Hispanic vote. Guess what guys? I don’t want the Hispanic vote. I want the American vote. Continue reading ‘Talking heads talking in circles’

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21
Nov
08

The times they are a-changin

A change for the worse?

The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter is disappointed with President-elect Obama’s transition team after they apparently gave no information to the committee regarding cabinet selections.

“There has been no outreach,” Specter said regarding Obama’s new administration’s approach to selecting cabinet members, noting that the lack of information is a change from previous incoming administrations that have given the judiciary committee information on potential cabinet selections prior to going public with the picks.   Continue reading ‘The times they are a-changin’

19
Nov
08

Change we need?

And so it begins.

Today, President-elect Obama will release a video message to the nation’s governors regarding global warming. Here is an excerpt.

The Changeling

The Changer

“Few challenges facing America, and the world, are more urgent than combating climate change. The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear. Sea levels are rising. Coastlines are shrinking. We’ve seen record drought, spreading famine and storms that are growing stronger with each passing hurricane season. Climate change and our dependence on foreign oil, if left unaddressed, will weaken our economy and threaten our national security. Continue reading ‘Change we need?’

16
Nov
08

GOP dead? Maybe, but not conservatism

Not sure if anyone caught the little tidbit from South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint about the recent presidential campaign.

He was the first major player on the right to blast McCain on his center-left stance on many issues and reasoned that McCain’s lack of commitment to conservative principals left many Republicans and conservatives less than enthusiastic about their nominee.

DeMint talked specifically about McCain’s shortcomings including the senator’s championing of campaign finance reform, his proposal for amnesty for illegals, his support of cap and trade programs for global warming and his support of the $700 billion economic bailout. Continue reading ‘GOP dead? Maybe, but not conservatism’

14
Nov
08

Under attack

– Attacks from the left

You know you are doing something right when the mainstream press lashes out.

You hear it all the time from the press about conservative talk radio and the blogosphere.  When old school media types truly get outraged they go straight for the jugular. They attack credibility.

Now I will be the first to admit that there is a lot of content floating through the World Wide Web of questionable nature. And certainly, some of that content comes from those purporting to be conservatives. But I will also tell you that the Internet has accomplished something that those in the mainstream press did not want to see. Interaction. Continue reading ‘Under attack’

11
Nov
08

Trickling up, a tricky task

I was on my way home yesterday and saw water running down the side of the road. As I continued to drive, I saw the runoff was coming from a neighbor who had used a garden hose to clean his driveway. The water got me thinking.

The road I live on has a slight incline and the water from the neighbor’s house tricked down the incline past my home. Water trickles down…but can it trickle up? Continue reading ‘Trickling up, a tricky task’

10
Nov
08

Thoughts on a Monday morning…

            John Podesta = Change?

John Podesta, Obama’s transition chief, said Sunday that he expects President-elect Obama to use executive powers to make an immediate impact on policies enacted by the Bush administration.

“I think that he feels that he has a real mandate for change,” Podesta said. Continue reading ‘Thoughts on a Monday morning…’