Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What Happened Here?

That is the question. I started this blog as a place where I could toalk about my thoughts on politics and current events. I used to do this on my original blog - Since that blog was dominated by posts relating to Emily I felt kind of dumb for putting posts about silly stuff like politics. With that in mind this blog was born. I managed to get in a few post over about a year but for the last year I have let this one slide.

I still have lots of interest in politics, current events and history. I am reading stuff all the time and thinking about stuff all the time but I never seem to feel motivated to write about these things. Some of the stuff I have been thinking about pobably should not be put in writing. Someday I might want to run for office and having things on a blog might come back to haunt me.

Having said that I do feel I need to write more stuff here and I am going to make an effort to update this blog on a regular basis.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Campaign Finance

Here is a great discussion about the McCain-Feingold law and why it is so bad.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Homeshooling in Germany

I have had a fascination with the German anti-Nazi laws for quite some time. One of the strangest manifestation of this Nazi paranoia is on the law against homeschooling children. Here is an interesting development in this issue. Seems that a German family as been granted political asylum in the US because they are home schoolers.

Very interesting stuff.

What is he doing?

Does the president really need to bow to everyone he meets?

This is getting silly.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Looney Left

I found this very interesting piece on Big Journalism -

Watch this 60 minutes from the early eighties and tell me if there is not something very familiar and scary about this. What happened in the UK 25+ years ago seems like what is happening here, now.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Blaming (your) God

Much has been said about Pat Robertson's comments blaming the tragety in Haiti on a pact with the Devil. Here is Robert Gibb's take on the issue - Here is Don Imus' comments -

I agree that these comments are not helpful and border on hateful. The idea of blaming innocent people for a natural disaster is just wrong. This kind of thinking is what lead to witch trials and inquisitions and has no place in modern society. Pat Robertson has the right to believe what he wants and it is right that he be called out on these comments.

I wonder how much Danny Glover will be ridiculed for his position on this?
Seems that Mr. Glover thinks there may be some connection between efforts to curb Global Warming and what has happened in Haiti. Is this any less outrageous? Is he not just as deserving of redicule? He does not care about the people in Haiti he only care about the opportunity this presents for the Obama administration. Sounds like he interviewing for a job. What a nut...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Long Time No Posts

Well, I managed to let a pretty good start to this blog but then I let it slip. I am not sure what happened. I mean, there was plenty to talk about with health care and attempted terrorism, it just never made it here.

Here is an article from Fox News I found several months ago but never posted. It just points out how much the president talk about himself in his speeches.

This is an interesting story about how some people want to kill themselves after they see Avatar. Must be a pretty great move to trigger such strong responses from the audience.

Steven Crowder, at Big Hollywood, has a great video essay about the future of America. Will it go the way of Detroit? This one is scary.

I am a very strong believer that ALL movies have a message(s). Sometimes the messages are very obvious and other times they are not so obvious. Sometimes the message is intentional on the part of the writer/director and other times it is unintentional. It is also true that sometimes the writing or directing is so inept that the message is lost but it is there. My wife is a huge fan of the Twilight books and movies and she would probably disagree with this article about the lessons girls learn from Twilight.