- July 05
- I'm nobody important and there's nothing uniquely interesting about me.
My blog is intended as planting a free market, conservative flag on Salon Island. I want to be a bit provocative and will attempt to present a counter-counter-culture view. The blog name is based on the idea that the 1960's should not be viewed as only a time when the young pushed change against conservative norms. The 60's were as much represented by law and order shows such as Hawaii Five O. Conservative waves continued through the 80's and into this day. Salon tends to represent the desire to overcome the conservative waves. I will playfully join the debate here to see whether I hit the beach or hit the rocks.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Debate #3: Obama Looks Beaten
Down / Romney Optimistic
October 22, 2012 10:54PM
- Romney Roasts Obama - Well
October 19, 2012 02:14PM
- VP Debate: Reasonable Ryan /
October 11, 2012 10:43PM
- Debate #1: Romney crushes
October 03, 2012 11:23PM
- Obama Administration is
Delusional and Scary
September 16, 2012 04:24PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
didn't even try to enforce
basic civility. Fact
October 23, 2012 07:36PM
- “Don't have time to reply
to everyone individually but
October 23, 2012 10:10AM
- “The audience sure
laughed pretty loud last
October 19, 2012 05:28PM
- “Additional note: I
didn't post on debate #2 as I
traveling and didn't have
October 19, 2012 04:45PM
- “Surrogates continued the
"blame the state
strategy on the
October 14, 2012 12:02PM
- MY LINKS
I had a feeling the foreign policy debate would be boring and... I got bored. I think what would have been fascinating is if Ron Paul was there and he popped off something like, "Why should we even care what happens in Mali? Let's just leave them alone." Or, "Our Afghan… Read full post »
In terms of persuading people on content, the Vice Presidential debate was probably a tie. If you agree with Obama, then Biden hit the points you wanted to hear. Ryan made the points Romney supporters wanted to hear.
A few things stick out that make this a win for Ryan: … Read full post »
It is interesting what happens to Obama when someone actually calls him to account. He was an obvious empty-suit in 2008 who got away with platitudes and a fawning media covering up for him. Romney proved it. Lehrer even tried to help Obama with answers a couple of time. Didn'… Read full post »
The election cannot get here fast enough.
The Obama administration actually believes that a stupid video is the primary cause of the Islamic unrest. Jay Carney repeated this multiple times. Susan Rice did so again on the Sunday morning talk shows.
Susan Rice also went out of her way on mu… Read full post »
A few days ago I posted about how many people have dropped out of the labor force under Obama.
Monday night, HBO showed a documentary that put a face to those people that don't count any more while Obama claims a bad jobs report is heading in the right direction. The… Read full post »
Here is an interesting graph that makes clear how Obama has lowered the unemployment rate: He gets people to quit the workforce altogether.
This is ten years' worth of data. Note that the drop just keeps going even after Obama's policies are fully in place.
Ask yourself: Do you know… Read full post »
Semi-random observations on the SCOTUS ObamaCare decision.
This is a natural out-growth of not limiting the scope of government. Were the government not attempting to do large, all pervasive things there would be no reason for SCOTUS to essentially say that the law is constiutional because Cong… Read full post »
For all the concerns that liberals express about large corporations and Wall Street financial firms, I wish they were more concerned about the power of government and particularly the President.
The government appoints to itself the power to use force and seize property whenever it wants. Obama… Read full post »
I am not a Romney fan and would have preferred that an aggressive, articulate conservative had run for and won the GOP nomination. Unfortunately, no one of that caliber ran. The more conservative candidates that actually did run had glaring weaknesses that were just too big.
But, th… Read full post »
I write this before the final Iowa results but it is never more clear than now that Tim Pawlenty made a ridiculous decision to drop out of the race earlier this year. He could have played the exact same game that Santorum played and potentially ended up in a much stronger… Read full post »
I had about 75 kids come to my house this year for Halloween. Most were wearing standard fare kind of costumes: super heroes, princesses, a few witches, a few zombies, one pair of super-mario brothers, and a few who appeared like they could afford costumes but were too lazy to go… Read full post »
It's normally easy to get a feel for the mood of the country from watching comedy shows. I've been regularly watching Jon Stewart for a few months (I used to never watch). And, I've watched Saturday Night Live since the new season started.
Given how miserable the economy is and how… Read full post »
I have not been paying much attention to the 9/11 anniversary reports on TV or in the papers. I recall the day well enough and media hype and repetition is not interesting to me. I had expected to treat the day as many others.
But, this Saturday morning (9/10), I grab… Read full post »
It is sometimes amazing the stickers you can see on the back of cars. In this case, a truck here in Houston had the following:
Yep, there is a "Secede" Texas flag sticker on the driver's side and a boy praying before a crescent on the passenger side.
Options?… Read full post »
I had the good fortune to attend a venture capital forum recently and thought I would share what that cabal of capitalists is cooking up. This particular forum was focused on medical start-ups. The event consisted of very young companies doing presentations to some well-established ventur/… Read full post »
You have probably never heard of her but she and her late husband have helped hundreds of thousands of people fight poverty by starting micro-businesses.
Republicans winning 60+ seats is a blow-out. It should be and is a repudiation of Obama and his ultra-left, big government policies that took a divided country and turned it into one far less divided. There is now quite a bit of unity that what this guy is selling ain't what… Read full post »
Melancholy pop music is one of the greatest inventions of mankind. It takes your frustration and sadness and turns it into transcendent joy. Now that I have created the pressure to deliver something that justifies a statement like that, I bring you Dan Mangan’s “Robots.”/… Read full post »
Jimmy Hendrix once asked, “Are
you Experienced?” Coming forward in time
40+ years, we can now ask “Are you Synergized?”
Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker, USS for short, is a two man band performing grungy, drum and bass dance music. I don’t normally like electronic d/… Read full post »
Lately, I’ve been listening to live albums from the 1970’s. It seems like the decade was the heyday of the live album, but not because of “Frampton Comes Alive.” I am considering doing a separate post to explore this idea. But today, I am going to focus on on… Read full post »
Most Americans had probably never heard of Wasilla, Alaska until Sarah Palin was picked as John McCain’s running mate. Music fans though had other reasons to know it. Wasilla is the home town of “Portugal. The Man” a relatively young but prolific indie band.
There… Read full post »
Another day, another blatant example of political hyopcrisy. We have been hearing from environmentalists and liberals for years that we need renewable energy such as solar and wind.
Well, the national media have a taken a minor interest on the outcome of the Houston Mayor’s race. The headline is easy. Houston is largest city in the US to elect an openly gay mayor.