Category Archives: History

Told you so.

” …but no good for the civilized world can come from the deposition of Hosni Mubarak.” Me, in this blog, 2011.01.30 Told you so…and no; I don’t hate to say it. I believe that all history is cyclic, not linear or … Continue reading

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Hopeless…and Change

Mark Steyn summed it up in the opening pages of his new book After America: Get Ready for Armageddon, writing “The existential questions for America loom not decades hence, but right now. It is not that we are on a … Continue reading

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A Testament to the Gullibility of True Believers

Blind Faith. A testament to the ignorance and gullibility of “True Believers.” Pick an ideology; any will do. For True Believers, faith must substitute for critical thinking. It’s stupid. It’s lazy. It’s obscene. It’s how a communist apologist for Islam … Continue reading

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Grim Assessment…

Well, I guess he would know, huh? Eli Shaked, a former Israeli ambassador to Cairo, offered a grim assessment Sunday in the daily Yediot Ahronot. “The assumption at present is that Mubarak’s regime is living on borrowed time, and that … Continue reading

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American Alliances in Middle East Crumble…

You have to get outside the spongy corona of our self-adoring domestic media organizations to get an honest picture of what is happening to us in the eyes of the world. “Jimmy Carter will go down in American history as … Continue reading

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Well, THAT didn’t take long…

As predicted, the anger in Egypt is beginning to focus on Israel and The United States. “Go Away Mubarak, you are from the Americans!” It was inevitable, wasn’t it?

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Jimmy Carter II – Will We Ever Learn?

Doing the same things and expecting different results: yes, it’s insane, but governments revel in their eagerness to repeat mistakes again and again. I’ve concluded that it’s often intentional. Our political and bureaucratic apparatchiks are supposedly drawn from our “best … Continue reading

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Chung Kuo – The Wheel Turns…

Why would Jim Beeland Rogers, Jr., – one of America’s most prescient and successful investors – sell his New York City mansion for $16m and move himself, his family, and his life to Singapore at age 65? Why is his … Continue reading

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Revolt of the Middle Class; Tea, Anyone?

Tony Blankley (one of my favorite scribblers) correctly analyzes the hatred of the Tea Party by Ruling Elites of all stripes, and describes how the resurgence of the Middle Class in America is being manifested in the movement. “What we … Continue reading

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Maybe the Backseat Won’t Be So Bad…?

We who have lived all of our lives at the top of the world’s food chain find it difficult (or impossible) to contemplate it NOT being so. However, I may yet outlive America’s reign at the pinnacle. More often now, … Continue reading

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Famed Obama ‘Hope’ poster artist losing hope

In an exclusive interview with National Journal on Thursday, Shepard Fairey expressed his disappointment with the president — a malaise that seems representative of many Democrats who had great expectations for Obama. Your might say that the HOPE guy now … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Man – by Jon McNaughton

The Forgotten Man You can get a print of this for as little as $29 on McNaughton’s website, and/or you can click on the painting on his main page to open up a zoom window that will let you mouse-over … Continue reading

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Crush the eggshells. Destroy them utterly.

Though already linked below (and in full under “Fulford does Islam”), I am compelled to illuminate the major point I take from Fulford’s Vdare.com article, which is that we must always resist the tyranny of political correctness, because it is … Continue reading

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The Strenuous Life

I’ve lost another close friend… At least it feels that way. I finished a biography of a great man yesterday. Everytime I read about someone who I truly respect and connect with I start experiencing the same sense of fear … Continue reading

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A Gift from Dr. Walter E. Williams

Dr. Walter E. Williams is firmly established as my favorite modern philosopher. Dr. Williams was taught that the true test of one’s knowledge of a subject is demonstrated ability to explain it to someone who knows nothing about it. In … Continue reading

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Nose in the air, nose in the air, lookin’ like a fool wit’cher nose in the air.

“Why is Obama’s nose always in the air? His incredible arrogance? Or does something stink?” The quote is from a random Yahoo post, ironically categorized as a “solved question.” 🙂 It IS solved of course, that question. Something definitely stinks, … Continue reading

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Benjamin Rush on George Washington:

“General Washington…seems to be one of those illustrious heroes whom Providence raises up once in three or four hundred years to save a nation from ruin…” Who will save us now? I don’t think we can wait another hundred years. … Continue reading

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