March 13, 2009
Current Events, From My E-Mail, Military, Politics
The video below shows the enormous difference in how our troops view the two Commanders-in-Chief that they’ve served under during the past several months. Pay particular attention to the newscaster’s comments at the very end of the video … “tepid” indeed!
Thanks to MoK for the link to this video!
H/T to Dummie Funnies
March 11, 2009
Books, Links, Politics
I am a devoted fan of the novel Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand. It crystallizes my personal philosophies in a way that no other work ever has. Apparently, I’m not alone:
A poll conducted by the Library of Congress and the Book of the Month Club asked what book has most affected reader’s personal lives. Atlas Shrugged placed second only to the Bible.
via A Tale of Two Novels: Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged vs James Joyce’s Ulysses (Harry Binswanger — Capitalism Magazine)
Who is John Galt?
January 15, 2009
Politics, Today in History
“A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion”
January 15, 1870, p.48. -Wood engraving-
The donkey first appeared as a symbol for the Democratic Party in the 1830s when the Democrat Andrew Jackson was President. The donkey continued in American political commentary as a symbol for the Democratic Party thereafter. Thomas Nast built upon this legacy and used his extraordinary skill to amplify it. For a time, the rooster also served as the symbol of the Democratic Party, but gradually the donkey replaced it in popular usage after the 1880s. Nast first used the donkey as a symbol for the Democratic Party in “A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion” published January 15, 1870, in Harper’s Weekly to comment on Northern Democrats (nicknamed Copperheads) dealings with Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln’s Secretary of War.
via Thomas Nast.
December 18, 2008
Budgeting & Finance, Current Events, Politics
bailout, Budgeting & Finance
“Given more recent developments, it’s clear that America now owes more than its citizens are worth,” said Foundation president David M. Walker, the former Comptroller-General of the United States who has been trying to warn Americans of the coming financial tsunami for years, to no avail. So, after Uncle Sam bails out bankers, Wall Street gamblers, carmakers and over-their-head homeowners, who’ll bail out Uncle Sam?
via www.dcexaminer.com >> Opinion.