DURN KIDS!

  Imagine a typical sixteen year old boy celebrating his birthday. Let's say his dad comes up to him and gives him a choice of presents. He can either accept a short philosophical lecture, which if followed, would lead to a life of prosperity down...

We Need MORE Obstructionism and Gridlock!

  One of the knocks on Republicans is that they are "obstructionists." By golly, if only they wouldn't stand in the way, so much could get done!       Is that really true? Well, it sort of kind of, is. Much could get done, but the...

Rethinking "You Didn't Build That."

I've been giving some thought to Obama's claim that when he said "If you have a business, you didn't build that!" he was referring to roads and bridges. At first I thought it was just damage control on "The One's" part -- and it may very well be --...

Pathetic Pinocchio Pollsters.

  If I went into a casino, and took a random "poll" I'm sure I could find overwhelming support for more legalized gambling throughout the country. If I did the same poll, outside a Baptist church, I'd get much different results. Talk to people in...

Low Expectations.

  About ten years ago, the cable/satellite children's channel "Nickelodeon," had a contest. Moms from all over competed, and the five finalists gave a short standup comedy style monologue about being a mother, and its trials and whatevers. They...

Obama's Getting Desperate.

  Romney is going to reveal just two years of tax returns. Obama wants to see all of them. Not my idea of exciting late night reading, but to each his own. What is Romney hiding? This is something Obama wants to know. How many tax returns Romney...

Mass Shooting: Trash the Tea Party.

  "There is a James Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, uh, on the Colorado Tea Party site, as well, talking about him joining the Tea Party last summer. We don't know if this is the same Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado." -- Brian Ross on Good Morning...

Start Panicking, Barry!

  I seem to recall a story from way back, about a preacher being chased up a tree by a big grizzly bear. He starts praying, and concludes by saying "Lord, if you can't help me, for goodness sake don't you help that BEAR!" Liberals must be thinking...

Stick to the Teleprompter, Mr. President.

  In life (time to wax philosophic) it's not what we mean, but what we say, that counts. That's why it's important to think before we speak. This is especially true in politics. An experienced politician has to always consider how his or her words...

More Obama Commie Connections.

  It amazes me what is considered news these days. It also amazes me what someone can find, all by their lonesome, with just a little imagination, and some digging. The media will only find the dirt on conservatives. That is only a small...

Obama Hates America.

  "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." -- Barack Obama.       I still can't get over that statement. I wrote about it in my last post, but I'm still upset. Our president seems to think...

Obama's Scary Virginia Speech.

  From Obama's speech in Virginia, yesterda, excerpted from "Gateway Pundit:"       (About successful businessmen): "I'm always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people...

Get Tough, Mitt.

  Yesterday, I actually got a call from someone trying to get me to donate to Mitt Romney. I had already sent a donation, and I told the guy I was waiting on sending another, to see if Mitt would actually start fighting back, and show some spirit....

Bucking the Odss and Other Stuff.

  You can't get much more hokey than Sylvester Stallone's "Rocky" series. Even so, I love those films -- some more than others. In the first one, Rocky trains like crazy, and is ready to go toe-to-toe with a fighter he has no business sparring...

When Barry Met Billy, Part Two.

  Having been around gaming for three decades, I've seen a lot of weird things in casinos. Deal long enough, or play long enough, and you witness a lot of oddities. I once dealt three straight flushes to the same person, in the same suit (diamonds)...

When Barry Met Billy, Part I.

  Let's time travel to 2008. During a primary debate, George Stephanopoulos asked Barack Obama about his relationship with former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers. Here's Obama's exact reply: "This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood,...

When Poker Wasn't "Cool."

  The World Series of Poker main event has started, so I thought I'd take this chance to stroll down memory lane, so to speak. As all of my faithful reader knows, I dealt poker on and off since the early 1980's, before retiring a year and a half...

Exploiting "The Poor."

  There's nothing like real life, to give one perspective, and hopefully, a little wisdom. For example, growing up, I had this image of "the poor" as put upon victims of society. Helpless pawns in the American system, doomed to a life of misery. If...

I Wasn't Always a Conservative.

I'm not an authority on critical thinking, but I am a "fan." To me, CT is making an effort to see things as they really are, considering as many factors as possible, all the evidence, and coming to a logical conclusion EVEN IF IT'S NOT THE ONE YOU...

More Tax. Less Filling.

  JFK cut taxes, and revenues increased. Reagan did the same thing, as did Clinton with capital gains. As the expression goes, "It ain't brain surgery." Money not paid in taxes tends to get spent, which stimulates the economy, leading to more...

"Fair Share," and other NONSENSE!

  Breitbart quotes VP Joe Biden at a National Education Association conference, talking about how government spending works in a "tax system where everybody, everybody, pays their fair share." This brings up a nonpolitical question: WHO DRESSES...

The More Government More-ons.

I remember, as a very young child, asking how Santa could visit all the homes in the world, in just one night. The scientific answer given, which is pretty much standard everywhere, is that Santa is "magic." Well, if you're five or six, that response...

Obama: Unfit and Dangerous.

The Weather Underground planted a lot of bombs in the sixties and seventies. Members even helped break LSD guru Timothy Leary out of prison. Some former members were involved in the murder of policemen and a Brinks guard, in 1981. Bernardine Dohrn and...