Month: April 2015

Living

There’s One Person to Blame if Blues Disappointed You

Harsh, I know. The St. Louis Blues disappeared from the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs in a 4-2, first-round collapse for the third consecutive season. And this year was supposed to be different. So different. With off-season pickups like Jori Lehtera and Paul Stastny, we expected St. Louis to shut down for a parade in June, …

2016 Election, Trump

Approaching Excellence

Could it be? Am I reading this right? Has anyone ever surprised you with a wish? A wish that defied logic? Yesterday, a friend wrote of his concerns about Eric Greitens, the Navy SEAL, humanitarian, Rhodes Scholar, charity founder, and former boxer who’s considering a run for Missouri Governor. His concern began: “Most all GOP …

Activism

It’s a Beautiful Spring Day, And Dellena Struggles to Stay In Business

We met Dellena Jones during our first Ferguson BUYcott in August. Since then, St. Louis Tea Partier, Dottie Bailey, has made it her mission to help Dellena’s business survive and flourish. Dellena’s business has fallen 60 percent since the first riots. She’s repaired the damage to her salon, but business is slow. Despite all her …

2016 Election

We All Need a Drink

Ever come across a text you know, but forgot? I did recently. This gem of a paragraph leapt off the page and into my mind: I believe this nation hungers for a spiritual revival; hungers to once again see honor placed above political expediency; to see government once again the protector of our liberties, not …

2016 Election

How to Know You’re Doing the Right Thing

“What if everything goes wrong?” I remember asking myself that on the morning of Friday, February 27, 2009. I was driving on I-44 headed to the Arch to host a Tea Party. My co-hosts were people I’d never met: Dana Loesch, Gina Loudon, Ed Martin, Michelle Moore. Those were the three to offered to help. …

Liberty Movement

What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet?

Missouri is the only state that doesn’t track your medical prescriptions. People say it like it’s a bad thing. What’s wrong with the government not knowing that one bit of information about your private medical life? Can’t government keep out of at least this one, extremely personal matter? The do-gooders and busy-bodies want Missouri to …

Economics and Economy

Low Interest Rates Hid True Cost of Increasing Debt

House mortgage-type instrument suggested as means to pay off national debt Guest Post By Lee A. Presser Interest rates have been held artificially low by the Federal Reserve since 2008.  This has had the effect of hiding the true cost of increasing debt.  As interest rates rise back toward 4%, the U.S. Treasury will have …

2016 Election

The SEAL, the Race, and the CEO

In its entire history, who was the safest CEO for Apple? In other words, if you were a corporate recruiter hired by Apple’s board to find a chief executive, whom would hire? I’ll answer this later, but first here’s why I’m asking. Who Would You Recruit? In response to yesterday’s post on Brunner vs. Greitens, …

2016 Election

The Greater of Two Goods

You know the feeling. You support someone for office. Call this person Candidate A. You’re all in. You’ve told your friends about this great person. Then another candidate jumps in to oppose your candidate. Let’s call this person Candidate B. This insurgent has great qualifications. You campaigned for Candidate B in another race a few years …

Politics

Mastering One’s Domain

I own a ton of domain names. Most of them I’ll never use. I bought them–and pay for them–because I don’t want anyone else to have them. Many contain “teabaggers.” Many contain “teaparty.” Many contain “Hennessy,” although the cognac people had sucked up quite a few of those already. Everyone should invest in domains containing …