A Simple Conscience

Confronting Socialists with Facts & Logic; Extremists with Scorn
OCTOBER 7, 2013 5:27PM

OK, I'll Take ObamaCare . . . .

 

Well, I don’t know about anybody else.  All I know is that I belong to no organized political party.  I’m a registered Republican. 

 

Will Rogers -- Famous Liberal Democrat 

 

Nevertheless, I have deduced at least one thing out of this entire mess regarding ObamaCare.  I’/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 11:24AM

What America Should Do About Syria

“We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized.  That would change my calculus,”   

“That would change my equation.Read full post »

 

 Picture courtesy of London Daily Mail.  Victim on left.  His girlfriend since 2008 on right.

 

Chris Lane and his girl friend since 2008

 

Salon is the hypersensitive defender of all things it deems unjust because of racial discrimination.  Thus, it was the endless source of commentary on the 'unjust' initial failure to arrest George Zimmerman all the wayRead full post »

APRIL 4, 2013 7:20PM

The Trouble With Marriage Equality

 

female - lesbian wedding 

 

male-gay wedding  

 

The debate about what is euphemistically called “marriage equality” is stunning in many ways. 

 

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THE SHALLOW COMPLAINT

 

In its most common and intellectually shallow form, the current argument of those… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 16, 2012 3:10PM

Congratulations On the OS Boycott!

 

OSers are mostly a socialist and progressive lot.  As such, they often reason and act as if they have no understanding of free-markets, free-enterprise, and businesses as largely self-regulating, cost-efficient institutions. 

 

To accomplish this, theyRead full post »

 

Socialism 203   

The image above of the title page of a paper written by Barak Hussein Obama is both complete and accurate.  It is offered here as a test for prejudice.

Minds are like parachutes.  They both work best when open.

As always, I am gratef… Read full post »

MARCH 5, 2012 12:24PM

Baptists Against Smoking!

 

The government wants you to quit smoking.  What enumerated power is that?  

 

Sensible liberal thought, the open-minded consideration of government policy that is supposed to balance liberty and equality, seems abundantly absent these days.  One of the reasons for this appears to be that liberal perceptions of equality are now often /… Read full post »

 

In the recent, and apparently endless, dustup over a rule promulgated under the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (‘ACA’, or more accurately, ‘ObamaCare’), it is surprising how many near-sighted tree experts exist and how few far-sighted forest rang… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 12, 2012 11:24PM

Imagine Shame

 

Imagine for a moment a world in which one might choose the type of healthcare insurance one wanted. 

 

The train wreck of Obamacare  

Employers would be free to provide, in whole, in part, or not at all, what healthcare insurance they wished as a perquisite to their employees.  EmployRead full post »

FEBRUARY 4, 2012 11:54PM

Mitt Romney - No Job Creator

 

Folks,

 

All I know is what the good people at OS tell me is wrong with America.  Mitt Romney ain't no job creator.  Well, so be it. 

 
San Luis Regional Detention Center (SLRDC) - Main Entrance
  
Main Entrance - San Luis Regional Detention Center
(SLRDC)

 

Now, as y’all know, yesterday,… Read full post »

JANUARY 13, 2012 8:32PM

What Mitt Romney Will Face This Year

 

Fortunately, not all Liberals are Socialists or Progressives.  Fortunately, not all Liberals are this stupid. 

Nevertheless, one must bless Representative Waters' poor, pea pickin' heart, and those who voted for her.  Maybe they are all confined to just one place… Read full post »

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Do NOT believe that this image implies the following is a balanced view of socialism vs capitalism 

  
WARNING:  
This image doesn't imply an unbiased view of socialism herein.

 

In PM discussions with several on OS, and one in particular, invitations have been extended for someone to post a brief primer of some beliefs regard… Read full post »

OCTOBER 8, 2011 11:19PM

One of the Best Signs at Church

 

Stained glass window depicting Saint Luke  

 

Not too long ago, I was late for Mass.  While this isn’t unusual, on this day, for some reason, the parking lot was exceptionally full.  Consequently, the car was installed in an area different from where it is normally; and entry was made throug/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 12:29AM

Three Republicans Save One Democrat

Dr. Phil Roe, Member, House of Representatives, Tennessee, District 1  

While walking through the Charlotte, North Carolina airport Tuesday morning, Republican Member of the House of Representatives from Tennessee, Phil Roe, a physician who once practiced obstetrics, heard calls for a doctor.  Roe ran to the man's aid.

"When I got there, heRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 10:55AM

The Hits Just Keep On Comin'

 

 Tim Geithner & His Boss

 

“Mr. Geithner, the President is on the phone . . . .”

 

“Yes, Mr. President.  How are you?”

 

“Fine, Tim.  Look, I just read the preliminary reports of the stress tests you’re conducting; and my belief is that we need t/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 11:21PM

The Owens Valley: 3 Stories of Deprivation

 

“Those who would give up Essential Liberty, to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety"

Benjamin Franklin

 

 Reconstructed Guard Tower #8 at the 6,200 Manzanar Internment Camp National Historic Site in the Owens Valley  

 

The symbol of deprivation within the Owens Valley that inspired this post.

 


PROLOGUE… Read full post »

Greek Flag  

It is no longer a question, according to many, whether or not Greece will default, but what happens after it does. Moreover, default is expected soon.

Greece is supposed to get a payment from the IMF/ECB/EFSF agencies this month. For most, if not all, of these financial institutio… Read full post »


 

A Pee In the Ocean 

 

The Progressive community has wasted much discussion and argument lately opposing specific cuts that are being recommended in federal entitlement programs.  While the timing of a general opposition to these proposed cuts may be correct, the truth is t… Read full post »

APRIL 7, 2011 12:01PM

The Budget Circus

Circus Tent
  

 

I am greatly encouraged by recent news regarding governmental spending, worldwide.  This is because when catastrophe strikes, even the obtuse know what to do.  

 

Outside Our Tent We Have . . .

 

Portugal gave up its battle to finance its current bud… Read full post »

  

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What I Wish for All My Friends in Retirement

I love all my friends, whatever their political persuasion.  However, there are few things that I would rather see than all of my poor, Liberal friends retire as wealthy individuals.   

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MARCH 8, 2011 3:12PM

"Just the Facts, Ma'am" - Part 3

 

Sergeant Joe Friday - Part 3


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It was Tuesday, March 08, 2011.  I had returned from my assignment in Washington DC, where I had been attached to the DCPD to interview the DUI CPA CI with the MD in STDs,/… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 20, 2011 8:37PM

"Just The Facts, Ma'am" - Part 2b

Sergeant Joe Friday - near the end of his investigation of the FY10 budget stink  

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The story you are about to read is true.  Facts are facts.  Congressmen and Presidents are generally shortsighted, self-serving, cowards whose top three job priorRead full post »

JANUARY 12, 2011 7:45PM

Love Conquers All - Part 2b

Jeremy at Home  

 LAST TIME . . . . 

 

My nephew, Jeremy, had apparently overcome his drug problem; and, after working six months around our house, had accepted a greater challenge to help me teach mathematics to inner-city junior high school students. 

 

He had bo… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 16, 2010 9:55AM

"Just The Facts, Ma'am" - Part 1

Sergeant Joe Friday - Badge # 714 

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The story you are about to read is true.  No names have been changed, simply because, when it comes to the federal budget, actual receipts, and actual outlays, there is no longer any plausiblRead full post »

Sir Winston Leonard Spenser-Churchill 

The Interview 

    Sir Winston, please forgive me; but Open Salon made me fit your quotation into 60 characters.  Despite this mangling, at least your intellect and wit still shine through; and that’s more than can be said for what we heard throughout/Read full post »