Americans watched the Ruble crash, and in a scene reminiscent of Weimar, economically well-off Russians rushed, not to banks, but to stores, grabbing up commodities that would hold value better than Russia’s currency.
We cheered for lower gas prices and harbored a bit of schadenfreude at Putin’s fall from political grace.
With the worship of the Texas Miracle and the subsequent injection of oil and gas money into political races, it’s hard to believe that Texans didn’t see this coming.
As a result of voter blindness, Texas has a proxy government that’s calling all the shots and undermining the governance of the Texas Legislature.
The last place we should expect to hear hate speech is in church. Unfortunately, that’s exactly where the most recent hate speech is coming from—the pulpit. From the Westboro Baptist Church to Koran-burning-crazy Terry Jones, it seems to get worse every year.
I like Mondays. I look forward to Chris Hedges’ weekly column and I receive Congressman Randy Neugebauer’s newsletter.
Every week, the Congressman offers a survey question. The wording is consistently and laughably skewed toward the conservative views he represents. Maybe I'm the only one who's noticed this.
Yesterday’s survey question:
What is your priority for funding the government past December 11th?
If you grew up in the forties, fifties, and sixties, Norman Rockwell’s iconic images were everywhere; his art was on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post, Life, Boy’s Life, Look and Literary Digest, followed by a series of paintings, prints, posters, and later, collector’s plates and figures.
A few days ago, the New Republic featured a gallery of pictures from early 1960’s Dallas and the city’s crass and ill-mannered reception for President Kennedy, LBJ, Adlai Stevenson and other Democrats who dared to invade the South once again.
History buffs and people who lived that era will enjoy it. For those of you born after 1970, the pictures and captions beneath them will be in direct opposition to what you were taught in school.
Every single political analyst, strategist and partisan think tank is still digging around for the definitive answer to Democrats’ recent fall from grace.
There’s probably not a single answer to the beat down we suffered, but I’ll point out one reason that’s had me steaming for the last two weeks: Democrats pretending to be Conservatives as an election strategy.
Less than a week has passed since Texas voters granted approval to the institutional craziness of Texas’ newest political extremists. If I could quit laughing long enough, I just might set my hair on fire. These days, I seem to alternate between laughing and crying.
America will witness a lot of speeches and flags, free dinners and ceremonies to honor our veterans today. Our democratically-elected opportunists will be there too, obtaining plenty of free political mileage. Unfortunately, after the speeches and photo-ops are over, the brave men and women of our armed services will be out of sight, and out of the minds of those who govern.
My 91 year old mother is always right. Always…
After every election she makes her routine pronouncement that goes something like this: Voters go to the polls not knowing why they’re voting or who will best represent their views. They don’t even know what they want, much less, who’s going to do it for them.
The number crunchers, bean counters, and data miners are frantically disaggregating the data from Tuesday and it echoes my mother’s wisdom.