Archive for February, 2009

Our new president’s foreign policy is at sea.

Posted in Politics on February 20, 2009 by blog648

This appears to be the sort of foreign policy posture our new administration has adopted. This is bound to make us more popular with our allies and enemies alike, right? Yeah, right…


Obama’s ‘Kick Me’ Diplomacy

By Charles Krauthammer 

I would like to think the supine posture is attributable to a rookie leader otherwise preoccupied (i.e., domestically), leading a foreign policy team as yet unorganized if not disoriented. But when the State Department says that Hugo Chavez’s president-for-life referendum, which was preceded by a sham government-controlled campaign featuring the tear-gassing of the opposition, was “for the most part . . . a process that was fully consistent with democratic process,” you have to wonder if Month One is not a harbinger of things to come.

Read more here.


Forty-five years ago today…

Posted in Uncategorized on February 9, 2009 by blog648

…the Beatles debuted on the Ed Sullivan Show.  I was a junior in high school, and a Jan and Dean fan, but the Beatles were okay.  The rest of the world went ga-ga over the Beatles and Jan and Dean became has-beens overnight.

My memory of that particular Sullivan show is not nearly as crystal clear as this account…

The stimulus bill will bring on economic Armageddon

Posted in Politics on February 7, 2009 by blog648

Peter Schiff says the best thing to do to help the economy is to do nothing.  What the government is proposing will be an unmitigated disaster, even worse than the Great Depression, because the present conditions are similar to 1929, only worse.

Check out the video here.