JANUARY 31, 2008

"Is there no virtue among us?  If there be not, we are in a wretched situation.  No theoretical checks - no form of government can render us secure.  To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.  If there be sufficient virtue and intelligence in the community, it will be exercised in the selection of these men.  So that we do not depend on their virtue, or put confidence in our rulers, but in the people who are to choose them." -- James Madison (1751 - 1836); Speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention; June 20, 1788


How long will it be?  News services are reporting that Shell Oil profits are up 60%, BUT, that could be true even if their previous profit was $1.00 and now it is $1.60.  Stating numbers as percentages is just so much headline useless information without the actual dollar amounts being specified.  Shell Oil refining profits margins actually declined in the United States.  Nevertheless, how long do you think it will be before we begin to hear the liberals screaming, "obscene profits" and proposing windfall profits taxes?:  http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2008/01/31/ap4597546.html

Universal healthcare dies in California:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120165320966126977.html?mod=rss_opinion_main

When liberals don't have enough to do:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=511209&in_page_id=1770

Trying to rationalize this the only answer I can come up with is...., "well, they ARE liberals, aren't they":  http://www.thecitizen.com/~citizen0/node/24943

In the entire history of this planet there has never been one instance of a terrorist group that has made an agreement that it has adhered to if it was in their interest to do so.... or broken an agreement if they desired to.  Yet Senator Obama seems to think he can ignore the lessons of history:  http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=213031

Rebates for illegal aliens?:  http://www.politico.com/blogs/thecrypt/0108/Lou_Dobbs_alert_Illegal_immigrants_may_get_rebates.html

Newt:?:  http://www.reagan.com/column.cfm?id=51

And the Clinton's answer is....:  http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/01/bill-we-just-ha.html

Al Qaeda monitoring our troops MySpace and Facebook pages:  http://robertsteely.townhall.com/g/b1934ded-44a3-420f-a093-e46ad4fe045a

US not prepared for a catastrophic attack on the country:  http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/G/GUARDING_AMERICA?SITE=LYCOS&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

A partial list of John McCain's voting record:  http://espective.wordpress.com/2008/01/14/john-mccains-liberal-record/

Liberal lunacy in academia:  http://www.townhall.com/columnists/MikeSAdams/2008/01/28/the_aclu_misses_the_boat

Government health care - an example right here in the USA:  http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=15531