Is Health Care Obama’s Iraq?

Leaders often have a single issue or event that defines them historically. Napoleon had Waterloo. George W. Bush had Iraq. Now Obama has health care. When a leader has an obsessive focus on one issue, they can often be guilty of ignoring other viewpoints, even when good counter-arguments are made. Through the power of their position and the might of their will they can drown out any opposition. Their closest inner circle can fall victim to “group think”. This can be a recipe for disaster. Our country was not meant to have our most important decisions made by one man, which is why our founders structured our government the way they did. Read more…

Neal Boortz…coward or just a pompous “Big A”?

One of the reasons I decided to start blogging is I would see certain news items and feel a need to respond in some way. What better way to blow off that steam then to write down some of my thoughts. I suppose I could instead write down some stuff on a piece  of paper, roll it up, stick it in a bottle and toss it in the river. They say that can be cathartic. But, maybe this way a few people will actually read what I have to say, and might even comment.

One issue I feel strongly about is abortion. The coverage on the news is one-sided and generally never gets to the core question of the debate. The pro-life movement is depicted by images of radical protesters, bombed abortion clinics, and murdered doctors, while on the pro-choice side they present emotional stories of poor, unfortunate woman who are fighting for their rights to decide what they can do with their own bodies. Read more…

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Banks, Bailouts, Bonuses, and Barfing

The Federal Government has been acting like a bad parent recently. How so? A bad parent tries to insulate their children from their mistakes. If their kid gets in trouble, the parent will bail them out, and often with no consequences. What does the kid learn?  — they can continue in the same behavior and get away with it again and again. Eventually they wind up hooked on drugs, in jail, or worse. The right thing to do is to let the child suffer the consequences when they mess up in little things, so they will learn a lesson, and hopefully not repeat the same mistake or move on to bigger ones. Read more…

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Tebow’s Super Bowl ad not Super

Like most everyone in the country, I was parked in front of a TV last night watching the Super Bowl. I don’t have time to watch a lot football, so I am glad when I get a chance to actually see a whole game, and this was a pretty good one. What’s especially fun about the Super Bowl is that the ads between plays are often more entertaining then the game.  This year, I think the game won. I was pretty disappointed in many of the ads. Most that were supposed to be funny weren’t, and some were downright stupid. I’m sad to say that I was most disappointed in Pam and Tim Tebow’s ad that Focus on the Family sponsored. Read more…

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I hope it’s a stimulating Junket

About a year ago our president signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which encompassed 787 billion dollars in spending and tax cuts meant to stimulate the economy. Much of the money our government so generously doled out is supposed to put people to work. As Dr. Phil would say, “How’s that working for ya”. Let’s see now… a year later our country still has an unemployment rate in the 10% range, and if you take into account the underemployed, the rate is likely double that. Read more…

Now “choice” is controversial?

Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow

Apparently there is a controversy over an upcoming Super Bowl ad featuring Tim Tebow. Tim is an evangelical Christian, and he’s not shy about his beliefs.  The commercial, which is being paid for by Focus on the Family, has “pro-choice” groups up in arms.

From what I understand, though, the ad simply consists of Tebow’s mother, Pam, telling of how it was suggested that she have an abortion when she was pregnant and very ill, and she decided not to. Now she has a wonderful son, who also happens to be a great football player.  How is that controversial? There won’t be any pictures of an aborted fetus–no video of an abortion procedure. Read more…