VIDEO: Excuse Me While I Vent

So after two weeks of #ShutdownTheater and general political frustration, I had to get some things off my chest.  

lonegan-calls

Hello New Jersey; This Is Houston Calling

Last night, a small group of Houston-area tea partiers and Republicans met just inside the Loop in Houston for a little political activism.  The meeting wasn’t called by any organization, and there were no speakers in attendance to wow the crowd.  Instead, a half-dozen people who care about politics spent…

shutnado

VIDEO: AMBER ALERTS UNAVAILABLE? Developing…

UPDATE: Monday October 7 11:35 am – Going to the amberalert.gov site directly seems to be working: http://amberalert.gov/.  The redirect from the DOJ website appears to work as well.  I can reach the AMBER ALERT site from my tablet, but my laptop still takes me to the ‘unavailable’ notice page.  See both…

psycho-obama

“It’s the Culture, Stupid!” But…

I admit it, I’m a political junkie.  I follow politics in all its forms, and I read election returns and analyses like some women read bodice-rippers.  I know, I’m a freak.  I’m at peace with it. I eat, breathe, and sleep politics most days, and while it makes me a…

ocare-picard

The ObamaCare Minefield Ahead

Things on the ObamaCare front have been looking pretty bleak.  ObamaCare passed the Congress, of course leading (in part) to the huge House upset in 2010 in which Republicans regained control.  But to what end?  Subsequent attempts to repeal it or delay it have failed thus far.  And we just…

no-war

The ‘No War in Syria’ Bus

Most of us have taken bus rides at one time or another.  Whether the school bus, the parking lot shuttle, the cross-town commuter, or the cross-country Greyhound; nearly all of us have some experience with traveling in groups.  It’s not always pleasant, either.  Public transportation is full of,…well…the public, with…

pro-something

Petition Perdition

I think when I finally write that book (the one I’ve been threatening to start for five years now) I’m going to include a chapter on petitions.  Everywhere you look online in the political sphere, there’s a petition for something.  Petitions to impeach the president.  Petitions to demand a thorough…

welfare-cliff_0

Welfare v. Work – Welfare PAYS

Today the Cato Institute released an update to its Work Vs. Welfare study, originally conducted in 1995.  The study evaluated welfare benefits from available programs at the federal and state level, and determined the equivalent hourly wage that a welfare recipient would have to earn in order to maintain the…

welfare-cliff_0

Welfare v. Work – Welfare PAYS

Today the Cato Institute released an update to itsWork Vs. Welfare study, originally conducted in 1995.  The study evaluated welfare benefits from available programs at the federal and state level, and determined the equivalent hourly wage that a welfare recipient would have to earn in order to maintain the same…

detroit-house

Thoughts on Saving Detroit

I really need to go to Detroit and see this for myself.  There’s something unreal about the statistics, something that seems more fitting in a South American or Mediterranean setting.  And there’s something in me that responds “This can’t happen in America!”  But it has. And since I’m more focused…