I Shouldn’t be Subjected to Yankee’s Fans, Either…

Today we see in the news that the Freedom From Religion Foundation is suing to keep Barack Obama from using the phrase “So Help Me God” during his official taking of the oath of office on January 20. Additionally the group is suing to keep Pastor Rick Warren from giving the invocation. According to the group, failure to eliminate these things is a violation of the separation of Church and State. Nut Jobs in America pushing themselves on the rest of us is what I say…
Why Aren’t Christians Protected like Everyone Else?

Libertarian Party Act VIII

libertarian-party-sealThe Dissection of the Libertarian Party platform enters the final section, which will be comprised of three Acts. Here are some tougher topics that I look forward to the conversation around. National Security and Individual Rights are the topics in this section, which means that some of you are going to have really strong opinions. But I find that this section gives me a lot of unanswered questions.

Let’s Look at National Security and Individual Rights according to the LP

Copperfield and Chris Angel have Nothing on These Guys

I was over reading Coup D’etat’s blog a bit ago and she had an interesting post about the bailout bill. It seems that there were some things in that bill that no one wanted to talk about. I certainly hadn’t heard about it before. It made me annoyed enough to decide this was my topic for tonight. I didn’t have enough free time to research a big topic anyway. So the point of this post is that I want a bill to be only a bill, and nothing else…

See how Congress makes our tax dollars disappear

Chicago Stinks… and We aren’t talkin about the Cubs

I initially told myself that I wasn’t going to write about this subject. “Too much of a layup” I said. “Too easy to take a shot at this” I told my friends. But see that is the beauty for a guy like me, who spent most of his youth getting rejected by basketball players far better than I. A layup is an awfully inviting thing. I mean it is a slam dunk in the box score, right? So I am taking the shot, and letting myself vent on not only sleazy Illinois Governor Blagojevich, but the entire Chicago machine, which I think once or twice has given us a national figure…..
The Chicago Machine is Back…and in Power?

Let the Oil Companies Bail out Detroit (UPDATED)

You know, I touched on this briefly in the past, in the “Dude, Can I Borrow Some Cash to Buy Your Car” post. But now it seems that the potential bailout of the big three automakers has become a much bigger issue in each day’s headlines. So I am going to revisit it a bit. I have a real problem with the bailout on principle because if my business started failing the government wouldn’t take your money to bail me out. Yet the “big three” seem to think they are worthy of such a crime….
See Why I Say NO to the Bailout

I Always Felt Farrakhan Would Bring Whites and Blacks Together Too

We all know “Calypso Louis” (yes he was a successful calypso singer until the Nation of Islam banned members from being musical performers). “Minister” Farrakhan made our hearts warm and fuzzy with his great hits “Kill Whitey”, “Raise up Against the White Devil”, and “Dirty Jews injected blacks with the AIDS virus”. Such classic hits from a man who has lived a life hating anyone who isn’t black and muslim. So he is the perfect choice for a new cabinet position for repairing race relations. OK, I jest. But I don’t jest when I say one of the most partisan members of Congress is our next Chief of Staff. Rahm Emanuel is as partisan a Democrat as any I have seen. Let’s meet the man, shall we?
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I Like BBQ, but this much pork is choking me.

I have a real problem with the way that legislation happens in this country. If you want to get a vote passed in Congress, you have to gain support by giving something in the bill to the other members in Congress in order to essentially “buy” their vote. How did we get to this? Can you imagine Thomas Jefferson telling John Adams “Hey dude, I dig this whole Constitution thing, but I am not going to vote for it unless it includes some language that ensures that I get extra land for the tobacco farmers in my state.” Yeah, I can’t imagine that either.
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