Saving Detroit
Jan22

Saving Detroit

I was reading in Townhall about the efforts to save the Detroit Institute of Art, and the article, by Derek Hunter, is cogent, hard hitting, and deadly accurate.  In outlining the real problems, he demonstrates this shindig over the art institute is essentially meaningless in the large picture, not accounting for a fraction of a percent of the real debt.   This is also an accurate picture of the efforts being made to save...

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Sacrificing a “point”
Jan22

Sacrificing a “point”

Columnist Hugh Hewitt wrote today about the fact the congress is ready to vote on a budget which expands discretionary military spending while making cuts for the active duty professional military, and cost of living cuts (COLA) for retirees and disabled veterans.  He suggests it the height of hypocrisy to do this, while so much is being wasted with the failure of obamacare, continued aid for civil workers and no cuts in government...

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Consideration of our Enemies
Jan14

Consideration of our Enemies

We have grown quite complacent with regard to terrorists and their actions, in large because we have this incredible noise machine which keeps suggesting everything is fine, the situation copacetic, nothing to worry about, our enemy’s on the run.  The unfortunate part is this man, his party, his machine, is part and parcel with the terrorists, and he can say what he does because he controls much of what happens to our military, on the...

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Lone Survivor
Jan14

Lone Survivor

We’ve been at war now continuously since I was born, fifty six years ago, and having served two decades active in the Corps, I still don’t have a clue how our “political leadership” ever allowed us into any of these wars.  Today, we have great controversy over overt things, but the real controversy lies in covert things, the questions all the warriors want answered, but which are always refused.   A survivor from a Navy Seal...

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Business-like or The Government Way
Jan14

Business-like or The Government Way

The other day again, I read the suggesting of stopping mail delivery on Saturdays, and I laughed.  In business, this could only be because a lack of demand caused the halt, but with government, it’s always for a very different reason:  revenue, and cutting where it hurts the least……to the politicians.   At the time of our constitutional convention, having government controlled mail delivery was of absolute necessity, for the...

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