Tweet The election is over, the passion is spent, and life resumes its normal course. I don’t foresee an imminent financial apocalypse, although I do see hard times ahead. We won’t be Greece. We’ll be England in those drab years between WWII and Margaret Thatcher. The real question is whether Americans will wait 35 years [...]
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Tweet MikeD makes the perfectly legitimate point that there is a difference between party and philosophy. However, one party, the Democrat party, is dominated by people who do not share our conservative philosophy, so is not a viable home for that philosophy. That leaves us with a choice of working through the other party or forming [...]
Tweet CM and Cheesestick challenged me to come up with some answers as to how to make our message more appealing to women and minorities. If I knew the complete answer to that question I’d be President myself. I don’t. But I’ll be happy to throw out some ideas. First, we must get over this [...]
Tweet 1. When I predicted Obama would win by 5% I said the one possible game-changer was the debates. Romney’s striking victory in the first debate did change the game, but not enough, probably because he did not follow it up with dynamic performances in the next two debates. 2. The claimed bias of the [...]
Tweet Well, the final polls (at least the ones I watch) are in. Rasmussen has Romney with a one point lead. Gallup also has Romney with a one point lead. Be interesting to see how they do.
Tweet Today did not turn out as I expected. I had planned to do this and that, but ended up doing other stuff, and then dealing with a lengthy power outage. I discovered that age has not dimmed my mother’s delight in clothes shopping. After two hours, she was fresh as a daisy, and I [...]
Tweet A few years ago the Democrats launched an effort to pass laws in various states under which, regardless of how their state voted, their electoral college votes must be cast for the winner of the popular vote in the nationwide general election. While I didn’t follow these efforts closely, I seem to remember that [...]
Tweet I’m not sure I buy the “Mitt was sent by God” part, but otherwise I think this letter, forwarded to me by my Dad, is worth sharing: This article is for those who are just simply not enthused about voting for Mitt Romney. You may not be thrilled with the idea of voting [...]
Tweet The inimitable Michael Ledeen notes that Obama’s coarsening language bespeaks a character crack-up as his narcissist ego is forced to confront the possibility that, not only may he not prevail, but he faces sound rejection. http://pjmedia.com/michaelledeen/2012/10/28/why-is-obama-so-nasty-and-vulgar/ Well, high fives all around: we Bookworm aficionados predicted these eruptions months ago. However, things are likely to [...]
Tweet In her speech, Michelle makes it clear that, if we’re not enjoying the finer things in life, she can’t be happy when she enjoys the finer things in life. Nevertheless, she did manage 16 luxury vacations at taxpayer’s expense over the course of just three years: Marie Antoinette apparently never said “Let them eat [...]
Quite clearly, our own environmentally sensitive natives believed that all one needed to do was to build bricks, mortar and steel into modern-looking structures, pick an environmentally friendly “technology” with a cool sounding name and, voila! Magic benefits would come out of thin air – endless BTUs of cheap, pollution-free, guilt-free, Gaia-approved energy that defied the laws of physics, engineering and economics.
Tweet One of the things that’s quite wonderful about the internet is the way small ideas can swiftly make the rounds. At least five of my friends posted the same thing on their Facebook accounts this morning: 99 life hacks to make life easier. Easier life? I’m on. Believe it or not, it’s not spam [...]
Tweet I’ve mentioned my dying computer before now. Yesterday, it was in its death throes, and I was truly despairing. Then at 8:30 p.m., FedEx showed up with the computer I’d ordered a week ago. I’ve spent the last several hours transferring data from my dying computer to my new one, installing programs, and generally [...]
Tweet 1. Dennis Prager on Joe Biden’s true religion. 2. William McGurn on the incalculable damage Obama did to himself during the first debate. As you read it, just remember “Pride goeth before a fall.” 3. Thomas Sowell being . . . Thomas Sowell.
Tweet Having witnessed Joe’s debate performance, do you feel a little more nervous than usual knowing that, until at least January 2013, he’s just a heartbeat away from the presidency?
Tweet How do you all think the Vice-presidential debate is going to go tonight? Personally, I think Ryan will wipe the floor with Biden. Also, do Vice-presidential debates make any difference in elections? Will they make any difference in this one?
Tweet I haven’t written about my mother in a while. My silence falls into the category of “no news is good news.” Last year at this time, I seriously doubted whether she’d live into the new year. This year, although very frail, she’s better than I ever imagined she could be. Her improved health is [...]
Tweet Gallup has now split their results into registered voters and likely voters. Obama leads among registered voters but Romney leads among likely voters. When I predicted Obama would win, I said the one thing that could change the outcome is the debates. So far, so good. Here’s hoping the remaining debates go as well.
Tweet One school of thought suggests that adhering to a stronger conservative position benefits the Republican party. Another says that the best way to appeal to crucial middle-of-the-road voters is to adopt a middle-of-the-road position on the issues. This article contends that the tea party efforts on behalf of the first viewpoint have damaged the Republican “brand,” [...]
Tweet I just went to get my (overdue) haircut at the hair salon, deep in that hardcore-Democrat lair that goes by the name of Cook (“Crook”) County, Illinois. The woman who has cut may hair for the past 20+ years works in a working-class hair salon that tends to employ lower-middle class women, many single, [...]
Tweet According to Gallup, Romney has slipped from dead even to 6 points down in the last four or five days. It is debatable whether these day-to-day changes mean anything at all, but such a quick shift is pretty dramatic. It raises at least two questions, which I’m eager to hear your thoughts on. First, [...]
Tweet So why would the Obama administration overtly lie about what transpired in Libya? Because, on the anniversary of 9/11, Al Qaeda won a “battle” and this administration could only pretend otherwise. What most of the pundit media seems to have missed, including the inestimable Mark Steyn and John Bolton, is that it isn’t just [...]
Tweet Whilst driving the upper Mississippi valley recently with my brilliant spouse, she asked me the most trenchant question of this election season: can anyone think of a single foreign or domestic program enacted by Barack Obama that has been successful…at least, from the perspective of the people of the United States? Anyone?
Tweet The production values on this little video are primitive, but I still promise that you’ll be charmed to watch the next generation tackle politics head on.
Tweet Happy New Year!!! Let’s hope that the year 5773 is an exceptional year in all ways that are good for Jews, Americans, Israel, and America. I wish the year’s blessings on the rest of the world’s citizens today, but they’ll earn it only if they play nice with us.