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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Dangerous Naivete

Senator Obama’s liberal-progressive mind-set is out of synch with the real world. 

Friday, August 29, 2008

We Can Depend upon Senator Biden’s Foreign Policy Judgment

It’s consistently wrong.

Read A Snapshot of Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy Judgment by Lorie Byrd.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Would You Hire This Man as CEO of a Major Corporation?


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Scientific Materialism and the Socialist Religion

There is no necessary causality between science and the collectivized, socialistic politic state.  But that’s the way it has worked out since the mid-19th century.

Read Delusions Of Scientific Adequacy by Dan Peterson.

See also Socialism: Our Unconstitutionally Established National Religion, What Is Liberalism?, and Can Science Survive Scientism?.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 08/26 at 06:17 PM
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Is the Progressive Income Tax Fair?

Liberal-progressives like Senator Obama have stated that, even if raising income taxes reduces the total level of economic production and thereby reduces our standard of living, it is still desirable to take disproportionate amounts of income from those with high incomes. 

Read Just Encouragement to Industry and Enterprise by David Lewis Schaefer on the First Things website.

A Movie Made For TV

Both Senator Obama and his wife seem to view campaigning as a series of Actors Studio, method-acting performances to project whatever image their radical left-wing handlers deem appropriate for the audience at hand.  They’re not just flip-flopping, they’re reinterpreting their performances in response to their liberal-progressive-socialist stage directors.

Read Byron York’s review comparing Michelle Obama’s performance in Denver with her performance in Charlotte, Noroth Carolina.

Bottom line:  There is no there there; just an inexperienced young man who very much wants to become President of the United States, one who is prepared to say anything and to change any previously enunciated policy view if doing so will sway the voters.

Actors, of course, don’t have to be what they portray.  But Presidents of the United States should be the real thing.

Monday, August 25, 2008

A Lethal Combination

Environmentalists with pretensions to state-planning appear to have upset the age-old balance in Komodo dragon land.

Posted by Thomas E. Brewton on 08/25 at 02:15 PM
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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Dead Wrong

Relying on Senator Biden’s foreign policy judgment is risky.  Both he and Senator Obama backed the wrong horses in Iraq.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Should we ignore the unfunded liabilities of Social Security and MediCare and let future generations worry about the problem?

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Poor Hillary

Read ScrappleFace’s comment on Senator Clinton’s participation in the Democrat/Socialist Party convention.