Archive for August, 2010

What went wrong?

The debates go on; is the recession Bush’s fault or Obama’s? More stimulus or less? Repeal Bush Tax cuts or keep them?

All this makes great fodder for talk shows and columnists everywhere, but it doesn’t really make the case for a fiscal conservative revolution in November.

Sure, pundits like me believe that  the democrats are losing the economic argument and more significantly, there is nothing coming down the pipe in the next two months to change things; other than change for the worse. (more…)


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"Hey, I inherited the worst economy since the Great Depression, give me a break!"

On Monday I wrote a piece about my visit with my left leaning pal Otis called “Sorry Otis; The Obama Stimulus made things worse…”, in which I continued the kitchen table debate we had last Thursday.

The debate over whether or not the stimulus helped or not ended abruptly when I brought up Obama’s executive order that directed all stimulus jobs go to union workers only. (more…)

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Me and my old buddy Otis

On Thursday afternoon, me, Otis, and our good friend Jimmy played a little golf. It was great fun and followed by an evening of food and adult beverages at Jimmy’s house.

Several of you know Otis because of the left wing nutjob comments he makes on my facebook page. Although I’ve know Otis for decades, I didn’t discover his left leaning tendencies until a year ago (Kicking off Summer with Jimmy and Otis). (more…)

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"Bush saved us from an even worse recession"

After years of blaming Bush for the current mega-recession, Obama Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner actually praised George W. Bush for putting Fannie and Freddie into conservatorship. (more…)

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This presidency is in a deep death spiral — even notoriously liberal CNN is throwing Obama under the bus.

Question: Can the country survive 29 more months without a competent president?



Washington (CNN) — President Obama’s comments on a plan to build an Islamic center in the shadow of ground zero are not only giving opponents an opportunity to attack him but also reveal a messaging problem from the White House, a communications expert said.

“The danger here is an incoherent presidency,” said David Morey, vice chairman of the Core Strategy Group, who provided communications advice to Obama’s 2008 campaign. “Simpler is better, and rising above these issues and leading by controlling the dialogue is what the presidency is all about. So I think that’s the job they have to do more effectively as they have in the past [in the campaign].” (more…)

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Coming January 1, 2011!

As I’ve pointed out several times, economic prosperity comes from one source — private sector business growth.

Private sector businesses depend on capital for expansion, and private capital does not come from the government, the poor, the middle, class, or government union workers.

Private capital comes from one place — the so-called rich, the democrats favorite whipping boy. (more…)

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Marriage and My Career

Our 30th Anniversary Weekend

Today is a very special day — it’s my 30th wedding anniversary. Susan and I were married in a beautiful, but simple, service in the West Acton Baptist Church on August 16, 1980 at 2:30 PM.

Like most, we married for love and needless to say, it is a love that has endured.

We also discovered pretty quickly that we were more than romantic partners, we were economic partners in pursuit of my career and our mutual wellbeing. (more…)

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