Just a normal guy, been divorced, gave half my shit to the ex and then some, raised three amazing kids in spite of the angst between myself and the other. Re-married, financially crippled by the 2008 recession, bought “another” house and getting by.
All I want for my simple life is to grow. At fifty something I’m a little late to the party (see above) so any more devastating economic funny business by our ruling class will mess up any retirement plans I may be able to scrabble together, not to mention my kids and grand-kids futures. So when we talk about our 2016 Republican Presidential candidate I want to back the right horse. I went from Def-Con 2 back down to 4 when we swept the mid-terms, only to watch the GOP hand over the wallet to Obama, back to Def-Con 2.
So when we talk about who as conservatives we really, really, really, want to run against Hillary, think about this.
Similarly, I had a discussion with a German doctoral student at Yale over beers about business topics. He was an interesting guy and his specialty was currency markets. I have an interest in the history of money so that’s how we fell into conversation. Once we moved to more mundane matters like balance sheets and financial statements, the guy was completely lost. He expected to leave college and head into finance. I could not help but wonder how he would manage without knowing something about how a business functions.
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The political class now draws its members from the managerial class. Ted Cruz was a lawyer, for example. Jindal was a consultant for McKinsey. Tubby from New Jersey was a lawyer for the government. The staff in Washington is chock full of guys with resumes similar to Adam Ozimek. It is fair to say that the people who run the government have little in common with the rest of us. They are brimming with self-confidence as they look through the glass of the terrarium at us. Keep Reading…
The Bowe Bergdahl issue should not be considered a “huge embarassment” for the Obama administration as some pundits say, it should be considered treason. How can Obama look at the American people and state he had no idea the Bergdahl was a deserter? Hell his fellow soldiers said he deserted from day one, and Americans soldiers died looking for him.
So how could have Obama have got it so wrong? How could he release five terrorists for a deserter? How could he bring Bergdahls parents to the rose garden for the big reveal if he knew he was celebrating the release of a deserter?
United States Constitution Article III Section 3 delineates treason as follows:
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.
Are we not at war with the Taliban? I would like an explanation from Obama, directly from Obama. I would like for him to answer why he gave aid to the Taliban by releasing five terrorist who without a doubt will be back fighting Americans as soon as they can. I would like for the constitutional lawyer to explain to me why what he did should not be considered aid and comfort to the enemy, or at least adhering to the wishes of the Taliban, which, according to the Constitution is the definition of treason.
The list of scandals continues to grow, yet Obama walks away scott free, this needs to stop.by jeffli6 with no comments yet
In truth, the two parties are no different, with the exception of a few issues pertaining to their core constituencies, which are no longer represented by voters rather by big monied interests, be they unions or the US Chamber of Commerce and its desire for cheap labor.
All the rest is sound and fury, with “colleagues” launching bombast during business hours, then retiring together for drinks at Georgetown bars on the taxpayer tab.
It’s all an elaborate dance. A ruse. Jonathan Gruber is not some individual flunky who let the Democrat’s cynicism and distaste for the “masses” out of the bag. He is the very EMBLEM of the federal government and its mindset.
They are all Grubers. And we are the uneducated, silly dupes they believe they can roll right over.by jeffli6 with no comments yet
….if common sense was applied to healthcare?
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The essay below is about the “deflategate” issue that will take center stage for the next seven days. But it shines a light on what’s really behind the outrage.
Time after time it is shown that the progressive media is lying or deranged, but we keep falling for it.
This is why there was no serious internal opposition to Hitler after 1933. The loudspeakers were filling the public space with agit-prop. Similarly, the Soviets dominated the public communications, leaving no room for questioning. Today, the North Koreans maintain that lunatic regime simply by controlling the means of communications.
In modern America, the Cult holds all of the cultural high ground. Even when they indulge in the sort of lunacy we are seeing today, there’s no one on the stage pointing it out until the damage is done. Rape on campus may be nothing more than a sick fantasy of lonely coeds, but thousands of college boys are sitting in rape awareness classes, regardless.
Fox News, which was supposed to be the alternative to the dominant media, has been cowed into line by the Obama administration. For the first couple of years the Cult boycotted the network because Fox would not fall into line. Eventually, Fox did what was easiest and hired a bunch of moonbats and fired their dissidents. Certain subjects, like immigration are now forbidden. Keep reading…..by jeffli6 with no comments yet
It make no sense.
Illegal immigrants can bring a child across the border and that child can’t be deported because they did not know it was illegal, and if the parents have a kid here they are born citizens.
Using that logic, I can break into a vacant home with my kids and they should be allowed to stay in that home, and if we have a kid while in that home they are born that homes owners.
By the law of Obama what’s the difference?
When laws of a sovereign nation mean nothing then what laws mean anything?by jeffli6 with 1 comment
The Secure Fence Act of 2006 mandated the construction of 670 miles of double-layered fencing along the 1,930-mile border with Mexico. The Department of Homeland Security claims that 352 miles of pedestrian fencing has been erected. But Representative Duncan Hunter (R. Calif.) notes that only 40 miles of that is double-layered, as required.
Critics of the fence assert that it’s a foolish waste of time and resources; it won’t work.
Apparently, Saudi Arabia disagrees.The U.K. Telegraph reports that Saudi Arabia is building a 600-mile ”Great Wall” along its border with Iraq. The barrier will consist of not two, but five layers of fencing, along with ditches, berms, radar, night-vision cameras, and watch towers. In addition, up to 30,000 troops will be deployed along the barrier.
The border barrier is being built to protect Saudi Arabia against the Islamic State–inspired chaos in neighboring countries. Meanwhile, the Obama administration issues the practical equivalent of an open invitation to anyone from neighboring countries (and beyond) who wishes to cross our southern border. Here
Who’s being foolish?by jeffli6 with 1 comment