Where have all the war protesters gone, long time passing? They're mostly backing Obama's attack on Libya or at least keeping quiet so they don't aid those evil conservatives intent on criticizing the president. More moderate lefties had once promised a third way. Now we find out that was a typo. It's not a third way, it's a third war. President Obama, who was swept in on a tide of anti-war sentiment and anger over GOP spending, is now running yet another unpopular war and spending more than any president in history. If the GOP tried this, the news media... continue reading
Two years ago, George Soros said he wanted to reorganize the entire global economic system. In two short weeks, he is going to start - and no one seems to have noticed. On April 8, a group he's funded with $50 million is holding a major economic conference and Soros's goal for such an event is to "establish new international rules" and "reform the currency system." It's all according to a plan laid out in a Nov. 4, 2009, Soros op-ed calling for "a grand bargain that rearranges the entire financial order." The event is bringing together "more than 200... continue reading
I'm a marketing guy. I'm good at it, and if need be, I can figure out how to sell shaved ice cones to Eskimos or pig manure to pig farmers. But I usually prefer devoting my talents to worthy products and services that benefit consumers. For that reason, I feel sorry for the present White House Press Secretary, humiliated by the product he has to go out and sell. From a marketing standpoint, the president's 49 percent approval rating is a mystery. I don't think you can sustain 49 percent customer approval for a product that doesn't work. And this... continue reading
It's hard not to feel sorry for the union men. The media say they are underpaid and overworked. It's something we can all relate to. They are upset when management wants them to work longer hours or take a cut in pay. Their job is dangerous and painful, defending the very ground they walk on. And, after all, it's cold outside and all they have are their fur coats, fans and groupies to keep them warm. If you want to find the modern day version of Solidarity, don't go to Wisconsin. Instead, head to your nearest football stadium. There you'll... continue reading
On Sunday's 'Meet the Press,' the White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley was tap dancing around host David Gregory's every question as fast and adroitly as if he were auditioning for 'Dancing With the Stars.' One thing struck me about his dance steps. All of them pushed answers and solutions out to 2015, 2020, or even 20 years down the road. From deficit reduction to budget dangers, Daley's every answer cited some far future on the calendar. Drivers are currently faced with $4 a gallon gas, and maybe the prospect of $5 a gallon gas. What does that mean... continue reading
Those whom the gods seek to destroy, they first make National Public Radio executives. Euripides said that or if he didn't, he should have. That seems sufficiently high brow for a discussion about NPR and PBS - our nation's elite liberal networks. Both are fighting to stay on welfare - roughly $430 million worth. NPR is one doing the Chernobyl impersonation. In a few months, it has gone from radio to radioactive. Controversies have taken a toll on the organization, its standing and its executives, who are dropping faster than Arab leaders. Every bit of it is well deserved. Thanks... continue reading
Wisconsin's battle over the union label continues to resonate nationwide. Lefties complain about conservative funders David and Charles Koch in often obscene fashion, making juvenile plays on their last name and prank calls like troublesome children. The so-called mainstream media are heavily invested in that strategy, calling the Koch brothers some of the 'biggest bankrollers' for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. It's a theme that almost defies reason. The Kochs openly support things they believe in - especially free markets and limited government. To media types, those beliefs are suspect or even audacious. To the left, they're criminal or anti-American. Both... continue reading
The illegally striking union workers of Wisconsin and other states, along with the pundits siding with them, are making much of the fact that they negotiated and hold contracts specifying their benefits. They are contracts giving them expansive collective bargaining rights that facilitate the blackmail of local, county and state governments into agreeing to unsustainable financial commitments. Those commitments are great deals for the unions: they get health insurance without paying a sliver of its cost and pensions without contributing a penny. We in the private sector pay for it, even as we pay for ours as well . In... continue reading
Liberals hate government. Huh? Sure seems like it. Across America from Washington to Wisconsin, the left is threatening to shut down the seats of power and blame it on conservatives somehow. In Wisconsin and Indiana , legislators nicknamed "fleebaggers" have fled their responsibilities to democracy to hide from tough budget battles. In the nation's capital, they are gearing up to shut down government over a few billion in cuts. Meanwhile the president wants a budget that adds $7.2 trillion more to the national debt. All he needs is a stringed instrument and we could call him Nero. And the media... continue reading
Only a week after the president's state of the union speech, which included much about re-invigorating American innovation (spurred of course by massive government investment) The Washington Post reported that America's 3 rd largest maker of solar panels is eliminating 800 jobs here and re-locating its factory to China. Now, there are spurts of innovation that are likely only accomplished with the government leading and funding the parade; the space program comes to mind. But these should be few and far between, not the intended foundation of the entire economy. The Obama Idea that everything emanates from and requires the... continue reading