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Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Read James Bartholomew in the London Daily Telegraph on how the history revisionists are misrepresenting Capitalism, the system that has brought the world closer to your goals of equality than any other system.

Forget history and you are doomed to repeat it!

We need to think (and analyze history) long term!

Friday, May 19, 2006


Michael J. Totten's "Middle East Journal" is a very good individual effort to put some sense to the Middle East situation. His May 19 entry on a visit to Ramallah from Israel us lengthy, but worth the time to read and absorb the atitudes of the Palestinians. I'm sure he could use your financial support to keep up this work. Browse his archives - all interesting and valuable.


James Taranto whose Best of the Web Today in the WSJ is a fun read each day, includes this quote from Senator Dick Durbin, (D-Ill.) and illustrates the ridiculousness of the Left:

"That's a Big Wing!

Earlier this week, the Senate approved an amendment to the immigration bill "to build 370 miles of triple-layered fencing along the Mexican border," reports the Associated Press. The AP quotes one senator who took offense at the defense:

"What we have here has become a symbol for the right wing in American politics," countered Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. He said if the proposal passed, "our relationship with Mexico would come down to a barrier between our two countries." (my emphasis)

The vote to build the fence was 83-16. Here is a partial list of senators who voted sí: Joe Biden, Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton, Mark Dayton, Tom Harkin, John Kerry*, Pat Leahy, Carl Levin, Barbara Mikulski, Harry Reid, New York's other senator, Debbie Stabenow and Ron Wyden.
If the right wing gets any more crowded, the whole plane is liable to tip over! (my emphasis)

* If only there had been a border fence between Vietnam and Cambodia, he might never have run weapons to the Khmer Rouge!
† A dagger of the mind, a false creation, proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain."

His comments can make no sense to anyone but himself!

The Bush Illegal Alien Plan: What's all the fuss about?

Lawrence Kudlow, an economist for whom I have a great deal of respect, shares his view of the Bush plan and it's effect on our economy. And it is not negative!

The key point:

  • "As a recent Wall Street Journal editorial points out, Reagan wondered aloud about "the illegal alien fuss." He signed a bill in the mid-1980's that legalized immigrants, and in the next twenty years the U.S. prospered as never before. Bush now has a sensible new plan to slove the problem. I just don't see what all the fuss is about."

Not sure I agree totally with his pure economic analysis, but it should be read and digested to put our politicians efforts into perspective.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

VDH explains Mexico's View of Illegal Immigrants

Victor Davis Hanson explains why Mexico's poor are as good as their oil fields for the elite of Mexico.

  • "Exporting its own poor turns out to be about the cash equivalent each day of selling on the open market about half a million barrels of $70 a barrel oil."

Question is: why do our politicians let this continue to happen! Time something is done.

Friday, May 05, 2006


Thomas Sowell clearly explains the logic of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his clear support of the Constitution, as opposed to many of his fellow Justice's who seem to bend and maniputlate to further their agendas.

Worth reading to see his clear logic, whether you agree or disagree!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Why the USSR lost in Afghanistan?

Note these great pictures from Michael Yon of a military camp in Afghanistan and the weather they face. Hope our technology allows us to put up with this!

(HT to rightwingsparkle.com)


See my April 26 post "Food for Thought" noting a column by Dick Meyer regarding Isaiah Berlins' views of "positive" liberty an "negative" liberty. This column helps explain the concept, which I am still having difficulty getting my mind around.

  • "Pluralism, tolerance and skepticism are the intellectual and attitudinal virtues that nourish an appreciation of Berlin's negative liberty deep enough to vanquish the need for consistent answers to life's odd quandaries with a Big Theory."

This appears to me to be the heart of his view. Is this Libertarianism? Is that word contradictory - with the "-ism" - to the concept? I should say "Is this Libertarian?"

I'll have to read Isaiah Berlin!