Politics


17
May 16

Cartoons of the moment

This SMBC Cartoon – summarizes me quite well

and


6
Mar 12

The 2012 Circus: My problems with Ron Paul

Not that many really. He’s a bit too rabid on immigration, and he keeps too many of his “paleo con”

crowd

around, but that’s who I will be voting for.


6
Mar 12

The 2012 Circus: My problems with Romney

Problem 1: A liberal, a moderate and a conservative walk into a bar. The bartenders says “Hi Mitt”. Bring unpredictable is not a good thing for a president.

Problem 2: Mitt had an eye for cutting deadwood, but he doesn’t seem to have a taste for it anymore.


5
Mar 12

The 2012 Circus: My problems with Gingrich

Problem 1: His magnificent faith in government. Whether it be moon colonies or a costless war with Iran, his optimism towards every government act would embarass most Democrats.

Problem 2: low moral character. Say what you will about the institution of marriage, but the rules are clear. As we’re living in a sluggish police state I would prefer a chief executive who is not talented at rationalization and comfortable living with contradictions. Divorce is acceptable in a candidate, but since his platform is based on making the government bigger and bolder then his adultery disqualifies him.


5
Mar 12

The 2012 Circus: My problems with Santorum

Problem 1: his primary focus is social issues, and he seems to have no problem running on a “like Sharia, but Catholic” platform.

Problem 2: He lost his election, and then stayed in DC, which is an appalling lack of loyalty to his constituency. Perhaps my mental model of a senator is flawed, but shouldn’t they be their state’s biggest fans? And with enough affection for their home state to return after they’re done instead of cashing in?


7
May 09

The GOP biological problem

There has been much hubub about Arlen Specter’s switch to the democrats, saying they’re losing the “Moderate” wing. My theory: The GOP’s primary impediment is not ideological, it’s biological. They’re stuck with their corrupt deadwood, made even more rotted by their brief period in control of the legislative and executive branch. They have no credible voice on the current spending orgy because they haven’t been in the credibility business in any form for quite some time.

By getting rid of the old guard (albeit not intentionally) they would seem to be solving the problem.


23
Dec 08

Tuesday rapid fire


10
Dec 08

Quick links


2
Dec 08

I hold my nose

I hold my nose, club my conscience, and smother my scruples and voted for Chambliss today. Barr’s suggestion was important to me, enough to get me over my outrage at his campaign literature mentioning “Fiscal Responsibility”.

Incidentally my polling place was deserted, which points to a substantial win for Chambliss.


28
Nov 08

Things I’m not thankful for

I’ll have the list I’m thankful for later, but here’s one that is obviously not in that category.
Federal deficit could hit $1 trillion this year

One Trillion Dollars!!!