Sunday, May 16, 2010

Let It Burn. (America, that is.)

by Tim Condon May 16, 2010

The crisis in our country is accelerating in both severity and in public recognition. California Governor Schwartzenegger has now submitted a budget to the California legislature that largely ends state welfare. He compares California to fiscally collapsing Greece, Ireland, and Spain (and California has an economy as large or larger than any of the three). […]

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Throwing more gas onto a fire – but isn’t it getting to be “self-immolation” time?

by Skip May 16, 2010

The process by which the American branch of the Anglican community is tearing apart the larger community has been chronicled here over the past few years here on the ‘Grok.  First starting when my state, NH, elected openly gay Gene Robinson as Bishop of the NH Episcopal Church, the ripples have been enormous in number […]

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Plain Speaking – First NJ Chris Christie, and now a candidate in Alabama?

by Skip May 16, 2010

The latest truth speaking (and tongue lashing) by newly elected NJ Gov. Chris Christie – making it quite clear that he campaigned and is governing by the same words – certainly full transparency, openness, and clarity in his words. NOW, we have another candidate speaking VERY plainly (albeit, for Georgia Agriculture Commissioner? They have such […]

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Are some politicians finally listening? A proposal for a National Spending Cap

by Skip May 16, 2010

We here in NH are quite familiar with "Tax Caps" – like Prop 2 1/2 in MA as I was growing up, several cities here in NH had tax caps put into place by voters.  Why?  Even as THEY, the voters, have the ultimate control of voting out big spenders, once seated, there is little […]

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“An act unbecoming of an American…”

by Doug May 16, 2010

I am SO with Newt on this. I’ll bet that every crackpot cause under the sun was given free reign in Kagen’s world, otherwise. She doesn’t belong on the Supreme Court because of this alone. And not for nothing, but where are those that decried Harriet Miers’ lack of judgeship duties now? Oh that’s right– they’re […]

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Notable Quote – Teddy Roosevelt

by Skip May 16, 2010

‘In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But […]

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Ditch? He said “a ditch”??

by Skip May 16, 2010

From Slate (not exactly a conservative news source): President Obama was feeling loose at a Democratic campaign fundraiser Thursday as he talked about the Republican Party. "We got our mops and our brooms out, we’re cleaning stuff out, and they’re sitting there saying, ‘Hold the broom better.’ ‘That’s not how you mop.’ " He then […]

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So, where does Government Motors appear in the Quality ratings – “good enough for government work?”

by Skip May 16, 2010

The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified."             – President Barack Obama, Inauguration, 1/20/09  Sorry, but the Proper Role of Government does […]

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