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William Hennessy

Co-founder of St. Louis Tea Party Coalition and Nationwide Chicago Tea Party Persuasive design expert Latest book: Turning On Trump: An Evolution (2016) Author of The Conservative Manifest (1993), Zen Conservatism (2009), Weaving the Roots (2011), and Fight to Evolve (2016) I believe every person deserves the dignity of meaningful work as the only path to human flourishing.

Monday Morning QB

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No, it’s not about football. 

1.  Howard Dean isn’t an idiot, according to Andrew Sullivan.  He’s a doctor, dictator, refuses to be challenged or questioned, has no peers, likes to tell people what to do, right or wrong, and let the patient suffer the consequences of his errors. 

2. has an interesting piece on Dean and Job.

3.  Don’t miss The Corner today.

4.  I will have more to write later.

Christian Dean

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From the Washington Post

“I am still learning a lot about faith and the South and how important it is,” said Dean, a Congregationalist. The Congregationalist Church is a Christian denomination that preaches a personal relationship with God without a strong hierarchal structure guiding it. Dean was reared an Episcopalian, but left the church 25 years ago in a dispute with a local Vermont church over efforts to build a bike path.

Christian Dean (con’t)

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The Democrats have a real dilemma:  Dean is seen by more and more people as both a shameless opportunist and a man who can’t speak straight. Making mistakes of fact at a pace of three a week, he runs the risk of looking significantly less intellectually vigorous than President Bush–something most people thought unthinkable a few months ago.  Is it any wonder that Kerry, Gephardt, and the rest of the Democrat field are scared of Dean?  And should we all be?

Dean Hypocrite on Security (and so many other things)

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As governor of Vermont, Howard Dean repeatedly ignored warnings that his state was unprepared for a potential nuclear problem involving the Yankee Nuclear Power Plant and that security at the plant was unacceptable.

According to the Associated Press, Dean, who criticizes the Bush Administration’s war on terror nearly every day, underfunded critical programs to secure the nuclear plant even after September 11.

“During Dean’s final year in office in 2002, an audit concluded that despite a decade of repeated warnings of poor safety at Vermont Yankee, Dean’s administration was poorly prepared for a nuclear disaster,” the AP story said

Dr. Dean’s continuing hypocrisy illustrates both his unfitness for office and his supporters’ intellectual laziness.  That his followers consider Dean’s lying, hypocrisy, and constant erroneous assertions indicates that these people are far more interested in the destruction of the United States than in electing a superior president.

Thanks to Drudge for pointing this out.

Dean House Party Flops

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Ryan Lizza of The New Republic went to a Dean house party on December 30.  His report is worth reading, and it jibes with my own research into the house parties.

On December 28, I decided to see which of my neighbors might be hosting a Dean house party.  Like Lizza, I was curious and wanted to attend one as a non-Deaniac observer.  While Lizza, who lives in the DC area, had about 30 parties to choose from, pickings were slim in St. Louis, Missouri.  There were only 7 listed, and two of the seven had disabled their web links.

Of the five remaining, one had 3 guests registered, the other 4 had zero–except for host and family.  Because of this, I decided not to go. In a crowd of 15 or so people, I could mingle, get some info, find out if these Deaniacs are as stupid as their candidate.  But I’m afraid that going one on one with such a person in his home might get tricky.  I could hear myself saying,

Kennedy and Durbin v. Democracy

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I HATE computers!

750 words of analysis of the unfolding story about a Democrat senate conspiracy to subvert the federal judiciary, and my computer screwed you, dear reader, out of it. 

I will rewrite it if I get the energy.  This is all that remains–a quote from Federalist No. 64 by John Jay:

the President and senators so chosen will always be of the number of those who best understand our national interests, whether considered in relation to the several States or to foreign nations, who are best able to promote those interests, and whose reputation for integrity inspires and merits confidence.

In summary, anyone who votes for Kennedy or Durbin, votes against democracy and freedom.