My 2004 Predictions Report Card

Back in December 2003, I blogged my predictions for 2004, Part I and Part II.  Later, I added my 2004 resolutions.  Let’s see how I did.  (My 20/20 hindsight is in bold.)   PREDICTIONS:   EconomyThe US economy will continue to expand at the fast pace since the Reagan administration through the second quarter. While…

WSJ’s Top Ten Trends

The Wall Street Journal is out with its top ten trends. (You may need to subscribe to WSJonline.  I do, so I’m not sure.) According to my favorite daily, here’s what to expect in ten industries: Fashion:  Plain is out; vibrant is in.Autos:  Uncertainty.  The SUV craze is waning, but nothing seems to fill the void.  In my…

The Stupid Things Liberals Write on Signs

This is from a peace rally somewhere.  Does this Nancyboy Junior Lefty really look he needs someone to tell him not to bully weaker kids?  And do his teachers ask him whether Saddam bullied people?  Perhaps he should learn about the brides Saddam’s sons routinely raped on their wedding nights.  Perhaps he should learn about…

Who Will Fight?

The DemocraticUnderground.org discussion forum is full of vile and hatred toward everyone who voted for George W. Bush on November 2, 2004.  One thread caught my attention more than others.  It encourages conservatives to join the military.   1-800-USA-ARMY. That is the number you can call to locate your local Army recruiter if you want…

The Conservative Creed

rom The Conservative Manifesto . . . We believe that governments exist at the will of and to serve the governed. We believe that a government’s only powers are those surrendered to it by those it governs, and that the governed may, at any time, reclaim their powers or deny the government of them. We…

Kofi Annan: Abject Failure

Kofi Annan’s tenure as UN Secretary-General ranks as one of the most massive failings in modern leadership.  Two American presidents and hundreds of thousands of American troops filled the void left by Annan’s abrogation of responsibility. In case you’ve missed the headlines, Kofi Annan presided over the slaughter of nearly one million people in Rwanda,…

Cool President

George Bush reaches into a frecas to extract one of his Secret Service agents in Chile.  Let me repeat:  The President of the United States rescued one of his body guards from a fight with other body guards. George W. Bush is the coolest president since Teddy Roosevelt.  These are the moments that define men…

Scouting for Food

This Saturday, the Boy Scouts will be around to pick up the bags you filled with canned goods for their Scouting for Food program.  Here’s a list of the “perfect” bag: After consulting with numerous food pantry directors in the area and seeking nutrition advice from Roberta Larson Duyff, a local registered dietitian and author…

Dean Esmay and Corporations

Dean claims that it’s unnatural for “conservatives” and “libertarians” to accept the idea of corporations.  I think he’s wrong.  While he may have  moral argument, it is of no practical value. My point:  “there may be rational moral arguments against corporations, but they are as pointless as moral arguments against thinking bad thoughts. Without the…