Reason For Optimism – Kind Of

“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”  —Thomas Jefferson Pessimists see the glass half empty; optimists see the glass half full. I guess I am somewhere in between, because I see a glass half full of water and think, “Hey, there is ample room for bourbon!” We haveContinue reading “Reason For Optimism – Kind Of”

Did Capitalism Or Government Fail Us?

The inevitable pictures of pelicans covered in oil finally surfaced, solidifying this oil spill as the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. We have not seen this many pictures of unintelligent animals covered in oil since the first season of “Jersey Shore.” Now we ask the bigger question: Which failed us more, capitalism or government?Continue reading “Did Capitalism Or Government Fail Us?”

Spitzer Swallows A CNN Show?

It has become alarmingly apparent that pop culture is more important than substantive news reporting. Infamy, which allows vapid “stars” or dubious “celebrities” to insert themselves into the public discourse, has become commonplace. Witness the curious case of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who is in negotiations with CNN to host a one-hour show.Continue reading “Spitzer Swallows A CNN Show?”

BP Should Pay, Baby, Pay

BP disclosed yet another setback in its frantic attempts to control the oil spill that will go down in history as one of America’s worst environmental disasters. There has not been this much oil and slime spilled in a body of water since former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich went swimming in Lake Michigan. So far,Continue reading “BP Should Pay, Baby, Pay”

A Euro Of Living Dangerously

Chaotic and socialist, Greece upset the European apple cart recently when they failed to curtail unsustainable government spending. Greece has been on a collision course with reality for years and now has to be bailed out with a $1 trillion package to avert their crisis from spreading throughout Europe. Billions will come from the U.S.Continue reading “A Euro Of Living Dangerously”

Team Obama Rounds Up The Villains

To implement its agenda, Team Obama develops a narrative according to its needs. Then they send the marching orders out to their brethren in the media, who faithfully run stories sympathetic to the goal du jour. “Deal with us or we take you down,” Obama tells his targets in his best Chicago-style politico-speak. “If youContinue reading “Team Obama Rounds Up The Villains”

Mow Money, Mow Problems

HARRISON, Tenn. — After spending a few days in Atlanta last week, it was nice to get back to Tennessee and the country for a while. Atlanta streets have so many bone-jarring potholes that some have Starbucks in them. The “Pothole Posse,” a name the former mayor gave the team tasked with filling in someContinue reading “Mow Money, Mow Problems”

Create Wealth, Don’t Redistribute It

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.”  — Thomas Jefferson Lost in President Barack Obama’s rhetoric, which presupposes the evils of capitalism and capitalists to sell his statist/socialist agenda, is the fact that free-market capitalism is a far more virtuous and moral system. HeContinue reading “Create Wealth, Don’t Redistribute It”

Yoga: Don’t Just Do Something—Sit There

Ever since the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock in their attempt to escape European tyranny (but mostly soccer), we have sought to adopt foreign “activities” we could make our own. Such is the case with yoga, which has swept the affluent areas of this country like Starbucks. Yoga involves spending lots of money, investing time,Continue reading “Yoga: Don’t Just Do Something—Sit There”