Category Archives: Rants

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Principles Not Subject to Compromise

Papa Collins (Dan, Sr.) has instructed that while “compromise in matters of prudence are permissible. Compromise in matters of Principle are not.” This has been of no small amount of value in my own formation. And nowhere perhaps is this … Continue reading

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“High stakes” testing and high school diplomas

I’m very pro-standardized testing…if the tests are good. [and this reminds me, I need to order the end-of-year tests for Bonnie & Mo] So it was with interest that I read the account recently of a school board member in … Continue reading

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Of Owls and Black Babies

I keep threatening to write a book about what I have referred to as “Luxury Politics”. These would be the politics of a leisurely society whose comfort and lack of immediacy enable it to call “Sacred” things that are profane. … Continue reading

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In WEA We Don’t Trust

In the wake of the passage of Governor Scott Walker’s Public Union Employee curtailing of collective bargaining privileges, the citizens of Wisconsin have begun to learn to what extent they have been scammed year-over-year. No where is this more apparent … Continue reading

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Neutral – Obama Defends Maginot Line

Having grown up in the States among people with a healthy contempt for France, I was exposed to all manner of jokes at the expense of the French people. It was at a very young age that I heard the … Continue reading

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Birth of a Neocon

I don’t suppose my story is really all that unique; raised in a household loyal to the Democratic Party.  “Loyal” may be an understatement, perhaps “devoted” is a more accurate term.  I was at least a 4th generation Democrat, starting … Continue reading

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Chairman of Obama’s Job Council to Create New Jobs…In China?

But, you know, at least they weren’t Green Jobs…Yet…From Boston.com : General Electric Co.’s health care unit, the world’s biggest maker of medical imaging machines, is moving the headquarters of its 115-year-old X-ray business to Beijing. The headquarters will move … Continue reading

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Congress Deluged With Telephone and E-Mail Traffic: add yours to the mix

Which, Mr. Obama asked the American people to weigh in on the debt ceiling increase debate, and it looks like they’re taking his suggestion under serious consideration: Congressional offices were deluged with feedback Tuesday after President Obama urged Americans to … Continue reading

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Spokestool Jay Carney: Asking To See Obama’s Plan is a GOP Talking Point

Or alternatively, he doesn’t want to put it out there because it will become “politically charged”; so says the man who’s boss has threatened to veto the Boehner plan, draped himself in the mantle of Reagan by misappropriating one of … Continue reading

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Senior Banking Officials Confirm That O!ministration’s Talk of Default is Blatant Fearmongering

Because through back channels the administration is going out of their way to assure banks that a default just isn’t happening. From Charles Gasparino at Fox Business: While officials from the Obama Administration raised their rhetoric over the weekend about … Continue reading

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