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February 05, 2012 03:00PM
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September 11, 2011 01:40PM
- Global Compliance for you,
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August 07, 2011 11:37AM
- The Peasants in the Village
and the Nobleman on the Hill
August 05, 2011 09:26PM
- The Boehner Family Budget
July 26, 2011 11:49AM
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from other nations come
you truly believe
December 22, 2011 11:05PM
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exist to return a profit to
November 10, 2011 11:28AM
- “The people who
originally supported Obama
took a break after
September 21, 2011 09:39AM
- “NPR ran a story on this
back in October titled, "How
August 20, 2011 03:00PM
The Feral Conservative's Links
He claims that he was taken out of context when Mitt Romney said “I like to fire people”. Fair is fair and I decided to listen to the actual quote, in full context. What Mitt said was “I like being able to fire people who provide services to… Read full post »
It was a chilling moment during last week's Republican Presidential Candidate Debate when the loudest applause from the audience was in response to the statement that Texas governor Rick Perry presided over a government that had executed 234 American citizens.
The people in the audience and t… Read full post »
A Tea Party friend of mine was upset that "the libs" were going to take over Washington and let The UN dictate our foreign policy. "We are Americans", he reminded me, "And we should do what is good for America, no matter what some foreigners want!" I tended to agree with… Read full post »
I had a dream last night.
The peasants in the village were all starving and freezing in the midst of a long hard winter. Up on the hill, away from the village but within sight, was the manor of the nobleman who owned the fields that
John Boehner's argument in this debt ceiling debate is that Washington needs to operate under the same economic principles as the American family. He maintains that like your household budget, when debt gets out of hand in Washington, we need to cut spending.
But Boehner misses a point… Read full post »
It's time for President Obama to show Republicans the door.
Anyone who has ever been in car sales can tell you why.
In my younger days, I was a car salesman. It was a great and horrible experience and one that lead me to the notion that… Read full post »
I've heard a lot lately about how much teachers are overpaid. There is much talk about merit pay, especially from the new sources that are friendly to a corporate view of the world. If only there were no teachers unions, we could fire any teachers who did not improve the school… Read full post »
When I hear how much Republicans, the Tea Party and certain Fox News talking heads cry out against welfare, unions, and universal health care on the grounds that Americans need to work for what they get, I begin to wonder about something. When I hear this same mob embrace the wisdom… Read full post »
The year is 2013 and Republicans have taken the senate and the White House. My wife, June, and I are celebrating because the dreaded Obamacare is now a thing of the past. Being wise investors, we were deep in medical insurance and pharmaceutical stocks, so needless to say, we felt t… Read full post »
It's Sunday morning and I'm watching the television.
Pat Buchanan on the McLaughlin Group just called China "The Most Successful Nation On Earth".
Does Pat know, or care, that China has a Nobel Peace Prize laureate in prison? Is… Read full post »
1. It is imperative for the success of the predators of our nation that the prey believe in concepts like "limited government" and "free markets" as being in everyone's best interest.
2. If we truly want to end illegal immigration,… Read full post »
I had an idea last night that might single handily cure many of America's problems, from education, to failing infrastructure, and even health care.
Bear with me. It takes two steps.
Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Israel, South Korea, Mexico, Nor… Read full post »
To be accepted as a contemporary conservative in today's America, one need only recite the three following maxims; smaller government, lower taxes and less spending. There is no requirement to comprehend or even consider the outcomes of these, just the unquestioned faith that smaller government, lowe… Read full post »
I have a pre-existing medical condition. I have asthma. I never really thought about it until I learned that up until a few weeks ago,insurance companies could legally deny me coverage in most states because of it. I've been faithfully paying medical insurance premiums for over thir… Read full post »
My mother turned 95 yesterday. She is in a nursing home and she is dying. Six months ago she had a series of injuries and illness that took their toll and she wound up in the hospital. Her insurance policy said that it covered unlimited skilled nursing care,… Read full post »
Imagine a surgeon walking from the operating room to an anxious family in the waiting room and telling them that operation was a partial success. He explains, "The patient died, but your insurance company agreed to pay my fee in full. So, while your loved one is dead, at least the… Read full post »
I've been away on a brief vacation, making sure to avoid all 24 hours of each day's 24 hour news cycle. I did not care to know what was going on. I (thankfully) missed all the reports about Glenn Beck. I even stayed away from my daily morning dose of NPR.… Read full post »
In Williamson New York, the workers are being asked to accept $1.50-an-hour wage cut, a pension freeze and other concessions. The company that is pushing these pay cuts is the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, member of the American Beverage Association - a union of corporations who join together… Read full post »
“It's nothing personal, it's just business”, an expression that used when one person experiencing good news delivers disappointing news to another. It is intended to remove responsibility or humanity from social intercourse. It is carte blanche to do whatever is nee… Read full post »
A recent article on the BBC website reports that discovering income disparities with peers causes unhappiness. Other studies of national levels of happiness indicate that nations with low disparities of wealth are happier, overall, than nations with large wealth disparities. Denmark in… Read full post »
If you are one to listen to commercial Talk Radio, watch Fox, or have a friend who does, you will no doubt hear the sound bite that 47% Of Americans Pay No Taxes This is followed by a long list of demands, insinuations, and outright insults. Why should they be allowed… Read full post »
How big is big government and why, as a conservative, am I obliged to oppose it? American conservatives protest what they describe as “big government” and yet at the same time, they tell me that I am supposed to “support the troops” – even thought our military is the lar… Read full post »
On Massey Energy Corporation & Don Blankenship, chief executive officer, and twenty nine other families in West Virginia.......
A strike by the UMWA in 1984-85, in which Massey Energy, backed by the Reagan administration, brought in scab workers and hired private armed guards… Read full post »
If the government can’t do anything right, why do we call 911 when our lives or property is at risk?
When car dealerships tell you “During this sale, no reasonable offer will be refused!” does that mean that after the sale, they will refuse reasonable offers?
Why do… Read full post »
Do you remember Vasili Alexeyev, the Russian Olympic Lifter who reigned in the super heavyweight class from the late 1960's till the late 1970's? I was in college around that time and was taking a course in Russian History. My professor used Alexeyev to as an example of Russian ingenuity.… Read full post »
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