In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior:
“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent Form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until The time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous Gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship.”
I am not totally shocked thatÂ Mitt Romney lost.Â I felt uneasy going in, but really was hopeful that folks would at least recognize that Obama’s policies were and are bad for America.Â Living in Pennsylvania we Republicans never have a say in who is nominated for president.Â I certainly did not like Mitt, but grew to respect him and like the ticket when he added Paul Ryan.Â Obviously not everyone agreed as many conservatives stayed home and many voted for others.Â Reading the news and reports since the election there seems to be plenty of blame to go around the Republican camp.Â One thing that bothers me about the RepublicansÂ is how all of the crap comes out AFTER we lose.Â The crap is carefully hidden.
Nearly three and a half years ago I dubbed Charles Krauthammer a True American Hero.Â Most of the folks to whom I have given this honor have lived up to the title, alas some have not, but Charles Krauthammer remains one of my favorites.Â I look forward to Fox News’ Brett Baier and his all-star panel and especially Mr. Krauthammer’s commentary.Â His words are especially delicious when he follows the liberal “newsperson” usually seated to his right and soundly refutes their assertion.
Daniel Powter sang about having a bad day, but Obama’s next career, besides criticizing President Romney and organizing things, may be as a singer.Â His one hit may be titled With Friends Like These.Â Without further ado…
Washington Post and Richard Cohen had this article:
In their defense they did use the word “seems” in this article, but it was rather blunt for a liberal newspaper;
I donâ€™t like watching the debates. I DO NOT believe that debates matter as much as most pundits have been stating lately. I still find it hard to believe that here we are roughly three weeks from the presidential election and there are still so many â€œundecidedâ€ voters. Where have they been? Both Obama and Romney are pretty well known commodities so why the indecision? The real question should be why we put so much reliability and emphasis on a bunch of people who cannot make up their minds.
I can only hope that folks are waking up to the REAL B. Hussein Obama and that the sleeping giant of mainstream America is finally realizing what a dangerous group of folks have taken over the Democrat Party.Â As a recovering Democrat (I recovered during Clinton’s stint) I can say that the the crazies in charge (i.e. Obama, Mrs. Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Al Frankin, Chuck Schummer, Charlie Rangle, Anthony Weiner, Barbara Boxer, Henry Waxman, Gerry Brown, Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, Chris Matthews, Matt Lauer, Jim Leher, Bob Scheifer, and on and on and on) are not the Democrats of old.Â This group cares about nothing but their agenda.
I received this as an email attachment.Â So who would you choose?Â A professional like Romney or a convict (or perhaps should be) like Obama?
Some pictures SCREAM for us to use our creativity.Â In the Caption This series Iâ€™ll start it off and hopefully youâ€™ll pitch in.
“You really do have big balls.”
“When I pledge “allegiance” I don’t say which flag”
“Why the frig are you wearing a red tie”
“So you say a credible source told you and Romney has to prove that he doesn’t beat his wife”
“No…beating his wife may be too extreme even for you Harry.”
“You had to pay full price and I got my suit half off because I am the Commander-In-Chief”
Money is a little tight, but my car needed new tires.Â Even though I made it through the winter in decent shape I was always concerned that I’d lose one of my tires at an inopportune moment.Â I am not sure what an opportune moment would be to lose a tire…perhaps if one blows just as you pull into the bay at a tire dealership.Â There are a lot of options and you can pay as little as $75 per tire to well in the hundreds of dollars.Â I really wanted to fall between the two and closer to the lower end.Â The problem then is that I’d be doing this again in two years.Â Tires just don’t last like they used to.Â
I know many of these stories are serious, but the headlines removed the restrain from my brain and we get headline humor. These are the actual headlines as I found on-line. When you click on the headline you will be taken to the original story which more often than not has nothing to do with my vision of the headline.