Liberty on Tap since 1984
There was a responsibility of government that
I think the Republicans . . . began to understand . . . a little bit more in
this lame-duck session than they had in the previous, quite frankly, 18 months
or so . . .
- Sec. Robert Gibbs
Inconceivable. You keep using that word. I do
not think it means, what you think it means.…
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Michael Filozof asks a different question in his American Thinker article "Is the Republican Party Finished?". He is not happy with the way the Republicans performed in this last Lame Duck session of Congress.
ContinueThe lame-duck session of the 111th Congress proved one thing beyond a doubt: the Republican Party…
Added by Jimmy Gourdie on December 30, 2010 at 9:17am — No Comments
According to the work of Terrence P. Jeffery at CNSNEWS.COM, I think that Pelosi and friends do deserve at the very least, a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Take a look at the table below showing the beginning debt, ending debt, and the increase in debt for the last three sessions of congress. keep in mind that in the 110th and the 111th Congresses, both House's were controlled by the…Continue
Added by Jimmy Gourdie on December 29, 2010 at 9:35am — No Comments
My nephew sent me a Christmas card with a message his daughter, YYYY, is going to study forensic anthropology in college. I sent him this letter to warn his daughter about the pitfalls in ethical behavior on campuses. After sending the letter, because of this time of year, it dawned on me this might be a letter for the twenty-first century that parallels the nineteenth-century New York Sun editorial--Yes Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus.
You may have relatives entering college that…
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Many of you read my recent piece titled Fed Bans Christmas at Payne County Bank which appeared…Continue
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This Press Release is about a request by the United Kingdom's Global Warming Policy Foundation for an Inquiry into the U. K.'s Met Office giving on three consecutive years wrong information about impending severe winters. I think these reports were propaganda to drum up support for conferences on global warming held in Copenhagen in 2009 and Cancun in 2010. The purpose of these conferences was to pass binding global legislation to force reductions in the use of fossil fuels as energy…Continue
Added by James H. Rust on December 21, 2010 at 4:12pm — No Comments
The "first responders" were employed by NYC and New York state, as govt employees. The rather generous health care insurance plans provided to them should take care of them, not the federal govt.If the first responders are not receiving appropriate medical care, why are we asking the federal govt for money, why aren't we looking at the insurance plans that they all, already had, or looking to the state and city that employed these workers in the first place? If the feds take care of them,…Continue
That's not a typo in the title. I mean "undeveloping". I am intentionally coining a new word. Undeveloping is the only way I can describe the country where I live, Venezuela, and although you may not want to admit it, you, in America are also living in a undeveloping country. I'm sorry but that is the sad truth.
When I came to Venezuela nearly 18 years ago, I found a clearly developing country with a vibrant and growing middle and upper class. Government institutions were clearly…Continue
A handful of politicians both left and right, recently floated test balloons
on eliminating the mortgage interest deduction in exchange for a more generous
standard deduction or a lowering of marginal rates. Special interest groups like
the National Association of Realtors and the National Association
of Home Builders are howling that the mortgage deduction is a pillar of
home ownership and the US economy in general. On the contrary, the mortgage…
Thanks to Cheryl Pass at My Tea Party Chronicles I have learned something new and I always enjoy learning something new. In a reply to comment I made on one of her essays, she suggested that I might want to Google the term "Dunning-Kruger Effect" because she thought it described liberals perfectly. And so I did just that and I can now say that I agree with her.
If you are not familiar with the Dunning-Kruger Effect; first…Continue
Added by Jimmy Gourdie on December 20, 2010 at 7:58am — No Comments
Not long ago I saw a television documentary on the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. I have, in addition, read any number of books on the period of the 1920s and 30s. The lesson it teaches is that the Nazis did not suddenly arise, take control, and impose a totalitarian government…Continue
Added by Alan Caruba on December 18, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments
I found "The abdication of the West" by Viscount Monckton of Brenchley posted at Energy & Environmental News published by physiciast and environmental activist, John Droz, Jr. email@example.com
In the words of John Droz, Jr.: “The Abdication of the West” is a disturbing report about the activities at the Cancun meeting. The reference to …Continue
Added by Nancy J. Thorner on December 18, 2010 at 9:55am — No Comments
When I write semi-clever blog titles it is usually with the intention of "hooking you in" so I can blather on about some topic or the other. But this one is a little more serious even if some may accuse it of being slightly over the top.
This morning the Drudge Report carried a link to a story and…Continue
Added by Grant Davies on December 17, 2010 at 3:46pm — No Comments
For those of you who believe in Nuclear Energy as a viable and dependable power source of the future, I would advise that you check out Atomic Insights published by Rod Adams.
On his Atomic Insights Blog, Rod Adams discusses energy supplies, energy technology, and energy politics from an atomic point of view. This blog is closely associated with Atomic Insights at…Continue
This article was first published in the Pioneer Press: Lake Forester under the title: "Lake County should reject wind turbines" on Thursday, Dec. 16. When posting at Freedom Pub, I expanded the title to include all counties in Illinois.…
Added by Nancy J. Thorner on December 16, 2010 at 5:03pm — No Comments
I am on an e-mail list from NASA called (eo-announce) Earth Observatory. It has been interesting like showing the fires around Moscow last summer, floods in Pakistan,and recent snow storms.
This issue has crossed the boundary for presenting information paid by American Taxpayers. U. S. government organizations should promote truth.
Look at the New Features and the World of Change: Global Temperatures. Go to the site and it will show you a globe illustrating global…
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