Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Ugly politics- Meaning REAL Politics

February 11th, 2017

Warning! Politics! Skip if you are sick of it all! Disclaimer: I live on the East Coast, not terribly far from Boston, MA. To those aching to abolish the Electoral College, I ask that they take a serious look at the nation at its founding, then look again at the nation as it exists today. […]

If You’ve Nothing To Hide, You’ve Nothing to Fear

August 1st, 2013

Yeah. Tell that to Michele Catalano, who had her home visited by the government because of an un-fortuitous collection of searches made by house members on the internet. Dean Esmay does a good job of laying out the absurd irony of it here. Vodkapundit’s Stephen Green adds his own commentary as well. To call this […]

Want More Government?

July 31st, 2013

Via Cold Fury

Civilization Does Not Fall…

October 2nd, 2012

Civilization does not “fall” in any classical sense. Certainly historians like to examine events and trends and draw lines in the past where one would say Rome fell, or Persia, or the Delian League; however, these are the constructs of modern eyes looking back rather than the observations of those living through those times. One […]

Home Values, Motgages, the Financial Crisis, etc…

December 31st, 2008

I’m getting creamed on my house, pure and simple. When we bought it in 2002 we took out a 147K mortgage, paid 10K down and wound up paying less in Principle, Interest and taxes than we would have on a 3 bedroom apartment in our old neck of the woods. But it was an older […]

“A trillion here, a trillion there and soon you’re talking real money.”

December 2nd, 2008

Trudy Schuett over at Dean’s World just posted a doozy of an idea, but got the math wrong by six digits. The idea was to foregoe all the banking bailouts and just give every American a million bucks. She claimed a cost of 300 million dollars- that’s where the six missing zeroes popped up- try […]

The Election Is Over At Last!

November 18th, 2008

I know the tag line on this blog mentions opinions, but it seems of late I’ve been reluctant to publicly discuss politics at all. I live in Concord, NH which is a pretty Liberal city as far as New Hampshire goes and usually goes heavily Democratic in elections so my neighbors and I recognize our […]


September 12th, 2008

I do believe Obama is finished if he fails to get in front of this by tomorrow (Saturday, 9/13/08) morning.

Brainwashing 101 and the Educational STASI

November 8th, 2007

Two institutes of Higher Education have been floating around the periphery of the news lately. Fortunately there are several bloggers paying closer attention. The latest issue has been the University of Delaware’s Student Housing re-education program where the Resident Assistants were trained in having one-on-one meetings with students living in the dorms to discuss living […]