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Who’s in charge of the place anyhow?

In response to the publication of an academic study that essentially proves the United States is nothing more than an oligarchy, many commentators have quipped sentiments that go something like “so tell me something I don’t know.” While I agree that the conclusion is far from surprising to anyone paying attention, the study is significant for two main reasons.


Well, at least this suggests someone is in charge, but how long can that really last?  Who’s to say what will happen when it all flies out of control??


Jeb Bush Takes A Swing At An Ethical Question and misses…

Here’s the quote:


way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn’t come legally, they come to our country because their families — the dad who loved their children — was worried that their children didn’t have food on the table. And they wanted to make sure their family was intact, and they crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their family. Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love. It’s an act of commitment to your family. I honestly think that that is a different kind of crime that there should be a price paid, but it shouldn’t rile people up that people are actually coming to this country to provide for their families.”

And the question….

How would this differ from any other person breaking the law in order to provide for his family?

Planting the Flag

A generally recognized sign of surrender the world over is a lowering of the flag.  A generally recognized sign of defeat is when the command post is overrun and the flag is forcibly torn down.  Our own national anthem pays homage to this idea in the lines penned by Francis Scott Key as he witnessed the battle for Baltimore from a British ship in the harbor.

Conversely, the planting of the flag is an important symbol indicating that the battle has been won.

How than can any American citizen allow for this recent Ninth Circuit ruling to remain officially recognized as valid

On Cinco de Mayo, May 5, 2010, three students wore American flag t-shirts to Live Oak High School. Live Oak, according to the Ninth Circuit, had a history of gang and racial violence. The students who wore the American flag t-shirts were threatened with physical violence. Rather than discipline the students who made the threats, the school decided to tell the American flag t-shirt-wearing students that they could either turn their shirts inside-out, or go home. Two of the students went home, and the students collectively sued the school district in federal district court, claiming that the school violated their First Amendment rights.

And what did the Ninth Circuit decide??  In this day and age is there really any doubt??

Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of the students’ claim, on the grounds that school officials “anticipated violence or substantial disruption of or material interference with school activities, and their response was tailored to the circumstances.”

As Mr. Kloster goes on to say in the same article quoted above:

While this result might be legally correct, it is still troubling. The admission that school officials in California have no control over their violent students is not something to be proud of.

Let’s review.

1.  Students of Mexican heritage used intimidation and violence to show the supremacy of the Mexican flag and culture over the American flag and culture in the United States of America.

2.  American students wishing to indicate their rejection of this premise by wearing the American flag were not only threatened by these “Hispanic” students, but these same students were supported by the school and the administration.

3.  The courts have also seen fit to support the foreigners over the Americans, as evidenced by the fact that these foreigners supported a foreign flag over the American one.

4.  Conservatives, as usual, limit their reaction to whining and complaining while appealing to an authority which increasingly is showing an unwillingness to hear them much less support them.

Note that the other lesson here to be learned is that it is more important to avoid conflict, at least for patriotic Americans, then it is to stand up and fight for American values or the rights for which previous generations have fought and died.

It is really pathetic and yet nobody is really doing anything.  Thanks for nothing conservative leadership…..

On the other hand…..

Is it any wonder that some of us are confused?

The Cruz Prescription for what ails us

The Ten Policy Changes Cruz Thinks Can Transform America

I’ll give the man points for trying and certainly for putting it all out there, but let’s take a closer look,  Behind the curtain, so to speak.

1. “Defend the constitution. All of it.”

Can’t really argue against this one.  I will say that I will know that Ted Cruz is for real when he clearly states that because of his birthplace he is ineligible to become President and thus will not be running.  What better way to show the lengths you will go to “defend the constitution” than to eliminate yourself from the race for president?

Go ahead and read the rest of the article, but I have to say that I am not quite as impressed with the list as are some others.  Saving the children and curing cancer come to mind if you get my meaning…..

A Shout Out To Chuck Norris. What’s Behind The Curtain?

Chuck, it’s not that I don’t agree with much of the sentiment you express in your recent column,

Column: A Force More Powerful Than Oscar.

I’m just trying to put two and two together….

Today, of course, we’ve got everything from Miley Cyrus twerking in prime-time music award shows to explicit sexual scenes and over-the-top dialogue in even so-called “family programs,” which are on when kids are still up and surfing channels.

Read more:

—Watch. On March 1 at 2 p.m. EST, the 22nd annual Movieguide Awards airs on ReelzChannel. This year’s star-studded gala will be hosted by actor-comedian Bill Engvall, with appearances by “Duck Dynasty” stars Korie and Willie Robertson, “The Bible’s” Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Joni Eareckson Tada, who will exclusively perform the Oscar-nominated song “Alone Yet Not Alone.”

Read more:

Hey there Miley….Who’s your Daddy??

I’ve got kids.  I understand how things can go wrong, but really??  No mention about the connection??


“There used to be a street named after Chuck Norris, but it was changed because nobody crosses Chuck Norris and lives.”



Whereas “The Other McCain” points out that Ace of Spades asks the question…

Hey, has anybody else noticed that the Obama administration is completely corrupt?

without also asking the obvious next question of whether anybody noticed that nobody really cares,


Easy Solution To Bringing College Cost Down

Easy Solution To Bringing College Cost Down

The answer is really quite simple as to how to reduce the cost of going to college.  The answer is to eliminate the college loan.  If that sounds a bit harsh, perhaps simply making them harder to obtain would go a long way to solving the problem.  It certainly wouldn’t hurt to raise the standards and to ensure that those attending really need the education they are obtaining.


Drug Rationing For Seniors Begins

Buried beneath the avalanche of recent news reports about the latest
Obamacare-mandated funding cuts to the Medicare Advantage (MA) program is a related but far more disturbing story — the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken a major step toward rationing medications to the elderly.

I’ll leave it to you to make the connection between a story I linked not too many days ago

Fentanyl Blues: Why Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Hit Close to Home

and this one……

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Comments

I have to wonder how many conservatives enjoy this show.  I came across it on Netflix and so far I have found it funny as hell.  It skewers politically correct subjects in ways that force me to literally laugh out loud and even though I don’t agree with how they target each and every subject I am still watching and laughing well into the third season.  The worst thing about reviewing a show such as this is that I am always afraid that some will feel that the reality doesn’t meet the expectations.  It certainly deserves an “R” or even “R+” rating, but I honestly can’t remember a show that made me laugh as hard as this one.

I have seen reviews which were much less positive than mine and I have to wonder whether those reviews were penned by liberals or conservatives.  I would love to have some feedback to give me a better idea.

Netflix…streaming…..It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia..shouldn’t be missed even if my son tells me that it’s aimed at “hipsters” and not conservative men over 50.





Congress, Go Home

Back in 1963 when John F. Kennedy was president, the entire legislative branch of the U.S. government only cost $192 million, but in 2008 the legislative branch is projected to cost a whopping $4.8 billion. Adjusting for inflation, the cost of the entire Congress has been rising 3 times faster than the price level, yet the number of members has remained static — thank goodness — at 435 representatives and 100 senators, for a total of 535.


Let’s face it, if you’re not going to do your jobs maybe the best thing to do is for you to pack up your bags and return to what most of us call “real life”.  You are a disgrace to the institution both individually and together.

GO HOME.  Admit that the President no longer needs to consult you and put an end to this farce. 


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