Oh, Blasphemtree!

From the al Qaeda Christmas Album comes Islam’s favorite carole: Oh, Blasphem-Tree! (sung to the tune of “Oh, Tannenbaum”) Oh, Blasphem-tree; oh, Blasphem-tree, You fill my heart with hatred. Oh, Blasphem-tree; oh, Blasphem-tree, Your boughs offend Mohammed. When I see stars and shiney bells I want to kill the infidels. Oh, Blasphem-tree; oh, Blasphem-tree, Your…

National Review Likes Thompson’s Plans

National Review expresses surprise and thanks that one Republican candidate has actually released comprehensive policy plans to deal with today’s challenges. Even more amazing to NR is the content of those plans: Conservative. That candidate is Fred Thompson, who leads the GOP in publishing specific ideas. Perhaps the reason other candidates don’t put their ideas…

Oil Price Collapse Coming ***UPDATED, BUMPED***

***UPDATE*** C. H. Smith and I are no longer the lone contrarians–read The New Business World article, “Oil Prices May Crash.” Also, Hall of Record offers some intriguing charts comparing the oil price trends to recent crashes in tech stocks and the 1981-1986 world oil price collapse. As I said, “intriguing.” And this from the…

Standing Into Danger: GOP in 2008

The next election loomed ominously upon the political horizon in November 1979. A decade of failed foreign policy, Soviet expansion, stagflation, gas and oil shortages, historically severe winters, soaring crime rates, marauding youth, sexual perversion, and unstable standards left the American people wondering, “What next?” Next, of course, was the Iranian hostage crisis, which might…

Happy Veterans’ Day

I know it’s late, but I was busy today.  Busy doing what other veterans do:  work.  Unlike many others–from WWII to Iraq and Afghanistan–I am physically unscathed and mentally better off than I was in November 1984.  That’s when I left St. Louis MEPS for Navy Recruit Training Center, Orlando.  Military life is military, but…

Thought for the Day

If all the liberals were lined shoulder to shoulder a mile wide and marched into the ocean . . . beach front property values would drop precipitously, and the fish would sue the crap out of us for ruining their neighborhoods.

Quashing Thought

Does your college freshman attend mandatory thought indoctrination camps?  Is he formally and publicly humiliated by the university if his view on gay marriage, global warming, or affirmative action differ from Barrack Obama’s?  Doe his college or university punish him for holding opinions that are inconsistent with the Democrat Underground and other anti-American hate groups?…

Banks: No One Said They’re Smart

The mortgage industry is more than just banks, but let’s refer to the lot as “banks” for simplicity. Banks are run by stupid, short-sighted people. They brought the current mortgage crisis, quickly turning into a general credit problem, upon themselves. They will wise up just in time to make us pay for their mistakes, but…

Good Luck

I few years back, I went through some pretty tough times. I wrote about my situation on this blog. I won’t link to it, because I really don’t want you to read it. Financially, my family was in bad shape. Though we’re still together and very happy, that financial situation put strains on our marriage.…

Left’s Gamble Lost

From 2004 through about September 12, the American and European left bet the farm on terrorists. Here’s Dick Durbin, the anti-American from Illinois, in September: In a speech Friday at the Center for National Policy, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said, “President Bush is preparing to tell the nation, once again, that his strategy in Iraq…

The War Continues

We have won the war in Iraq, but the war against rag-head extremists continues.  One reason I hate liberals is that they don’t get stories like this one from CNN: KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S.-led coalition forces killed about 80 Taliban fighters during a six-hour battle outside a Taliban-controlled town in southern Afghanistan Saturday, the…