Filed under: Capitalism, Democrat Corruption, Domestic Policy, Economy, Freedom, Health Care, History, Liberalism, Politics, Taxes | Tags: Democrats, DIctator, Government Shutdown, Obama, Obama refuses to negotiate, Past shutdowns
Please spread this around. Tweet it, Post it to Facebook, your blog, pinterest. Wherever you like. Obama will negotiate with terrorist Iran, but won’t negotiate with the duly elected representatives of the people. He says “I won”. But I would remind him that Republicans ALSO won. In fact, after Democrats passed Obamacare, Americans threw them out of office, and elected Republicans in the biggest electoral landslide in 75 years! [Click to enlarge.]
Filed under: Capitalism, Conservatism, Economy, Freedom, Politics, Progressivism, Taxes | Tags: Budget talks, Glenn Hubbard, Stepehen Moore
Glenn Hubbard of Columbia University has some sage words to bear in mind as budget talks approach. From his preface to Stephen Moore’s, Who’s the Fairest of Them All:
Not since the 1930′s has the issue of class warfare been more front and center in policy debate in Washington. President Obama is seeking higher tax rates on capital gains, dividends, estates, small business owners and “the rich.” He is not promising these ideas to enhance economic growth—but to advance the concept of fairness. If economic growth isn’t the goal, we shouldn’t be surprised if this agenda doesn’t guarantee it. But it is worse than that—unless it is reversed, this agenda will set in motion the largest tax hike in decades beginning January 1, 2013, and I know of no economic theory that would predict this policy will make America more prosperous.
Filed under: History, The United States | Tags: disenfranchisement, government, John Steele Gordon, slavery, wealth
An excellent quote on the nature of government from John Steele Gordon’s An Empire of Wealth:
People in government will always try to help those who are powerful at the expense of those who might become so. What–is can always yield influence that what–might–be cannot match, regardless of any campaign finance laws that may be in place. The power of what–is made the abolition of slavery—by the 1780′s widely seen as immoral and inefficient—politically impossible. Indeed, what–is was able to force a provision in the new Constitution that counted the disenfranchised and powerless slaves at three–fifths their actual numbers for determining the distribution of seats in Congress, greatly increasing the political power of the states with large slave populations.
Filed under: Media Bias, National Security, Terrorism | Tags: Barack Obama, Boston Bombing, Incompetence, President Bush
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Terrorists attacked the United States at home on September 11, 2001, 8 months into President Bush’s first year in office. We now know, from the 9/11 Commission, that one of the major reasons is because the Clinton administration had erected a “wall” that prevented the CIA and FBI from communicating with one another. After that horrific day, President Bush kept Americans safe at home for the rest of his two terms in office.
Five years into his presidency, Barack Obama cannot say the same thing.
America has been attacked again, by people we not only allowed to immigrate, but for whom we provided welfare as well. If the news media were remotely fair or balanced, or if a Republican were president, this failure is all they would be talking about. But it is not, so they are trying their hardest to ignore the administration’s failure altogether.
Our government was warned multiple times and did nothing. Americans deserve answers.
Filed under: Fun n Games, Humor, Science/Technology | Tags: Legos, Paper air planes, robots
Your last useful office function has been automated — you are now obsolete.
Happy Valentines Day!
Being of the male of the species, I’ve never much understood the importance some place on the holiday. Let’s face it, Valentines Day is nothing more than a concoction of the greeting-card industry to promote the sales of schmaltzy valentines. And as a holiday, its kind or a rip-off — if even the most perfectly executed Valentine’s Day gesture doesn’t excuse one from being romantic the rest of the year, then, really, what’s the point?
That said, I should point out that Elephants are known to be very partial to chocolate truffles.
Filed under: Music, News, Pop Culture | Tags: Americana, In Memoriam, Patti Page
This song has been stuck in my head since I heard the news. What a beautiful voice. She will be missed!
Page died on New Year’s Day in Encinitas, Calif., according to publicist Schatzi Hageman, ending one of pop music’s most diverse careers. She was 85 and just five weeks away from being honored at the Grammy Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Recording Academy.
Page achieved several career milestones in American pop culture, but she’ll be remembered for indelible hits that crossed the artificial categorizations of music and remained atop the charts for months to reach a truly national audience. [read more...]
From all us elephants to all of you, we thank you for being part of our herd, making our year so bright, and may God bless you and yours with an exceedingly happy, healthy, and very prosperous new year!
Filed under: Conservatism, Cool Site of the Day, Freedom, Fun n Games | Tags: Christmas gifts, conservatives, GOP, Holidays, Reagan, Republicans
There is still time to order our authentic reproductions of the official, iconic 1980 Reagan campaign t-shirts, and other great designs and have them delivered by December 24th using standard shipping. Our t-shirts, buttons, bumper stickers, mugs & other gear make perfect gifts and stocking stuffers for every member of the family!
Filed under: Conservatism, Freedom, History, Politics, Pop Culture | Tags: Christmas, Gifts, Republicans, Retro, Ronald Reagan
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These official 1980 campaign logos are not available anywhere else! …I checked! I wanted them for myself because they’re a better design than the 1984 campaign logo, they don’t include the year (so they’re timeless) and they’re from the campaign that started it all! …so I reproduced them myself.
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