Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Return to Racism

Distancing conservatism from “birthers” may not be as easy as it seems

Trump is strutting like a peacock over the release of Obama’s long-form birth certificate. Not surprisingly, even this does not quell the birthers, as indicated by Trump’s promises to now investigate the document. So leave the kooks to themselves. For the rest of us, the issue is put to bed and we can all move on, right? Maybe not.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

No Passport For You! -- Not Quite.

Glenn Beck doesn’t like to be accused of looking for “booger bears,” so I won’t.

The top story today on Glenn Beck’s…well, almost everything is about proposed State Department form DS-5513, “Biographical Questionnaire for a U.S. Passport.” Glenn is weirded out by some of the questions that it asks—and there are some weird ones—but the speculation he engages in because of it sounds like a part of the FEMA camp conspiracy theory that he worked so hard to debunk

Monday, April 25, 2011

Farewell, World As We Know It

While the Middle East is realigning, Obama says, "No it's not."

Since anti-government protests began sweeping the Middle East and North Africa since late last year, President Obama has been living down to the tongue-in-cheek definition of a politician by trying to jump in front of every parade. The one glaring departure from this pattern--if you can call it that--is Libya, where Obama and the UN are apparently out for the hide of Muammar G/Kh/Qadhafi. The contrast becomes all the more stark as these same groups hold back from Syria and Côte d'Ivoire.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Obama and Autism

Blue Puzzle PieceYesterday, President Barack Obama delivered a speech revealing his “framework” for $4 Trillion in Deficit Reduction. While the speech did not reveal any such framework at all, what it did do was attempt to trash Republicans on every issue at every turn. But what got to me, as a parent of an autistic child, is how he dragged those living with the disorder into his “Parade of Victims” in the speech. No one even asked me if we wanted to join in.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Could we have a budget, please?

Who I blame for the government shutdown.

Elephant vs. DonkeyIt sure would be impressive if I could write page upon page exploring why the looming government shutdown would be the fault of this party or of that. My prose would probably be littered with terms like political grandstanding, finger-pointing, deadlock, stalemate, or at the very least controversy. Of course, if I wanted to blame Republicans, I would need a ream to provide ample space to contort facts to my forgone conclusion. Or, if I were a devoted centrist, I could probably use several pages to assign blame all around. But all this supposition is just me burning words.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Federal Behemoth

Just how big is the federal government?

The government keeps getting bigger and bigger, and there are few who would debate that. There are those, however, who would debate that it matters. Well, does it matter? Let’s see how big the problem is: