Framing the Dialogue

Archive for January, 2013

Update – If We Can Save One Child

A few days ago I posted about the hypocrisy of Obama and the Left using the tragedy of the Newtown murders to achieve their agenda about gun control. In that original post I listed several actions that would save a lot more children’s lives than their attack on the Constitution and the Second Amendment in particular. Some were serious, many were not, all were meant to prove a point. I failed to name the biggest thing that liberals like Obama can do to save children’s lives…millions of children’s lives…every single year!

Great Truths

25 Great Truths & possibly the 5 best sentences you’ll ever read:

The Great Truths

1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.

– John Adams

 2. If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.

– Mark Twain

 3. Suppose you were an idiot…And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.

– Mark Twain

If We Can Save One Child

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

– – H.L. Menken – –

Killing Kennedy

I was nearly three when John F. Kennedy was assassinated. I don’t remember where I was when I heard the news, but I seem to have a memory of watching the funeral on television. Authors Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard fill in a lot of blanks for me and provide background and information about the events of JFK’s brief presidency, his many enemies, his many faults, his many physical disabilities, and his many accomplishments. If you are looking for an “Oliver Stone-like” conspiracy book Killing Kennedy is NOT for you. If you are interested in the facts and small details lost through the years this book will excite you.

Killing Lincoln

“The first one or two [death threats] made me a little uncomfortable,’ Lincoln has admitted to an artist who came to paint his portrait, ‘but they have ceased to give me any apprehension.  I know I am in danger, but I am not going to worry over little things like these.’  Rather than dwell on death, Lincoln prefers to live life on his own terms. ‘If I am killed I can die but once,’ he is fond of saying, ‘but to live in constant dread is to die over and over again.’  While the war still raged he told the writer Harriet Beecher Stowe, ‘Whichever way the war ends, I have the impression that I shall not last long after it is over.”

The Money Mystery

This is from a series of books written by Richard J. Maybury in the form of letters from Uncle Eric to his nephew, Chris. In The Money Mystery Maybury strives to explain monetary policy in more common terms for those of us who aren’t PhD’s in economics. Maybury is not shy in blasting all politicians regarding monetary policy and the many ways to mess with our economy and retain power. Even Ronald Reagan is not spared.

2012 Year End Review

Many of us are still shaking our heads (and soon to be in our boots) with the seemingly inexplicable re-election of B. Hussein Obama. There is a great deal of finger pointing and Republican leadership seems to be on a course to punish actual conservatives rather than banding behind conservative principles and taking on the liberal, big spending juggernaut. Early indications are that Boehner and McConnell have adopted the “self-negotiation, whine, capitulate, capitulate, call the bad deal a win, we’ll get him next time” strategy. I have resigned myself to prepare as much as possible for the fiscal cliff, way higher taxes ON EVERYBODY…everybody that pays taxes, and effects of inflation (The Fed has already inflated the dollar by printing so many dollars and we just haven’t seen the full effect on consumer prices just yet) on prices that is that is looming.

Divorce Agreement

The person who wrote this is a college student. Perhaps there is hope for us after all.