Category: 2010 Election

2010 Election

Jason Plummer Steps In It

When you’re the Republican Establishment’s candidate, you have one simple assignment: don’t screw up. Jason Plummer, a 29-year-old lumber heir, is the GOP Establishment’s appointed candidate for US Congress in Illinois’ 12th Congressional District.  He’s facing a shockingly tough race from former police detective and former Belleville Mayor, Rodger Cook.  (Never underestimate a detective’s tenacity.) …

2010 Election

Get Off Your Duff and GoVote.com

You have a great new way to participate in the political life of America thanks to GoVote.com With GoVote.com, you can Rate politicians, blogs, organizations, and more Find all of your elected officials in one place Find easy links to important web sites Keep track of news that most important to you Share your views …

2010 Election

Shady City Votes and Ego-Trip Riders

Three precincts in the city of St. Louis delivered 3,800 votes for Carnahan in the last hour of counting.  Wahby’s district.  Wahby’s wife works for Mayor Francis Slay.  They waited until they knew how many votes they needed, then they manufactured them–typical Dems, in my view. Now I ask you:  how many dead or non-existent …

2010 Election

Human Decay in the Age of Obama

In 47BC, Julius Caesar assumed dictatorial power in Rome.  He instituted “reforms” that transformed the Republic into the Empire. In the process, he became a dictator.  Rome’s decent into oblivion began. In 44BC, seeing the damage Caesar’s tyranny and reforms, three men removed Caesar from power by the method of the day. History moves faster …

2010 Election

The Candidate Who Doesn’t Want You to Know Her

Political candidates want to meet everyone. “If people would just meet me,” they say, “they’ll realize I’m a regular  . . .” guy/gal/tea partier/whatever.  This seems a good thing—willing to stand before the voters and be judged. Missouri’s State Auditor, Susan Montee might want to keep her name, her history, and her record out of …

2010 Election

Drowning Beauty

Someday I’ll write more – much more – on this.  But it’s important to remember what’s at stake in America, in the world, this election: beauty. Totalitarian regimes despise beauty.  They bury it in palaces where the rulers roam, their cancerous eyes raking over someone’s masterpiece the way raw sewage pollutes a clear stream after …

2010 Election

Let Some Things Go; Fight For Others

Here’s a passage from a fine roman a clef: [I]f the worst were to happen and a local armed militia were to descend on me and drive me out as a Jewish alien, their offense mainly would be against the Jew, not against the landowner. And in such a case my concern would be for …

2010 Election

A Different World

While we’ve been building the tea party, the world has changed.  Our world has changed. Consumers consume less Inflation is limited to food, fuel, and gold Experiences and human connections are more important than possessions and promotions Debt shifted from people and businesses to government—which means to all of us The government took out a …